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London, Jan. 28. (By Associated
Press.) At a special meeting of
abinet today urgent questions re
garding demobilization were discuss-
It is understood the conferees con
cluded about 1,1100,000 men would
ue required t the army, which
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means, rougniy, tnree out ot every i
lour men will be demobilized and
the fourth retained "to finish the
job." It is proposed to release the
men who have already given the
most service to the country.
The pay of the men retained will
be largely increased, and a new
scheme of leave introduced.
Atlantic City, N. Y., Jan. 28. Del
egates to the convention of the Na
tional Association of Merchant -Tailors,
which opened here today, I
foresee a new era of picturesque j
sports attire for men. Garish de
signs and hues will be the rule, the
delegates announced, and they
ascribe the prospective situation to
the association of people of divers
nationalities during the war.
New York, Jan. 28. Mapping out
of a legal campaigp to make inopera
tive the ratification of the federal
prohibition amendment wa. begun
;-t a meeting here today of an execu
tive committee representing the Dis
tillers' Association of America.
The committee, composed of seven
nembers, was appointed recently at
Chicago to take legal steps to com
pel action to bring about a referen
dum on prohibition in 15 states
where, although the federal amend
ment was ratified, the distillers claim
this action was illegal because of stat
utes requiring a referundum before
.he legislature can act.
"This was but one of many lines
of action considered legally to pre
vent a 'dry' America," Chairman
Samuel Wollncr announced .
Chicago, Jan. 28. Leaders of the
industry in addressing the National
Automobile Dealers' association to
day expressed the belief that the
automobile business was entering
the greatest boom in its history.
lohn N. Willvs. president of the
VVillys-Overland company, satJd
"I believe in the tuture. I nc
'armer will have as much luxury as
the citv man. . As a nation too, we
are going after the world's busi
ness. We aVe going to prosper foi
George M. Graham, sales man
ager of the Pierce-Arrow Motor
company, predicted that within 10
years the farmers alone would buy
$10,000,000,000 worth of motor
Gardeners, Grocers and Com
mission Men Have Meeting
With City Commissioners;
Ready by Spring.
Omaha is to have a new municipal
The city council, last night, by a
vote of 5 to 2, decided to establish
one at Fifteenth and Davenport
It wasa stormy session, aUndcd
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rv scores of cardeners.'-conimission Li, . T t j i u
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men, gibers and consumers, manyl
ot whom made speecnes.
The gardeners, grocers and com
miss:on men all declared the market
is "foredoomed to failure" while the
consumers applied opprobrious
epithets to the "middlemen," one
orator calling them "pharasites" and
other names being hurled.
Mayor Smith, who is the author of
the idea, said the establishment of
the market place at Fifteenth and
Davenport streets will cost about
$15,000. As his resolution was about
to go to" a vote. Commissioner Ring
er proposed that the market place
be established in the basement of the
Auditorium until it shall have been
demonstrated whether the people
will patronize it 'in sufficient num
bers lo make it pay.
The mayor leaped up and ex
claimed. "If you want to chloroform my
resolution, kill it now and don t
make a joke of it. Your idea would
only make a joke of it."
Ure Favors Ringer.
Commissionr Ure. spoke of Mr.
Ringer's substitute resolution.
"You can establish a market place
at Fifteenth and Davenport," he
said, "but that doesn't make it a
market. If the people don't come
and patronize it in sufficient num
bers then you have wasted $15,000 of
the people's money."
Mr. Ringer's resolution to give
the market a tryout in the Auditor
ium without any cost was lost by
just one vote, Ringer, Ure and Zim
man voting in favor of it and Towl
hesitating before he said "No."
Commissioner Zimman related the
experience of the city in establishing
i market at Fourteenth and Capitol
avenue some years ago, which prov
ed a failure within a month after it
was opened.
"The reason that market failed,"
declared Mayor Smith, "was because
the city council then was in sym
pathy with the commission men
The only way to give the consumer
a chance for his money is to get the
market away from Eleventh and
Jackson streets. The commission
man makes a moral coward out of
the producer who brigs his stuff
there to sell- and the consumer is
not welcome to buy there."
J. J. Cameron declared that less
than 10 per cent of the people of
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Other' Cities Try to Amend
Bill to Obtain Referendum
on Location, But Fail
in Effort.
By a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Jan. 28. Members of the
house from the thriving cities in the
central and western part of the state
established the fact that they are
imbued with great local pride and
enthusiastic faith in the present and
future greatness of their respective
communities, in the debate on the
bill providing for a new capitol
building today in the house.
The measure passed committee of
the whole, providing that a levy of
Vj mills be made for five years for
a new structure to cost not more
than $5,000,000 and that no contracts
be entered into for the building un
til a year after the edifice is legally
authorized. v
House Roll No. 3 was made a spe
cial order of business for the morn
ing session ;.ud the most prolonged
debate on the capitol bill was pre
cipitated when McLellan of Hall
county made a motion to amend the
bill so as to provide that a referen
dum vote on the future site be left
to a special election.
Center of Population.
He said that ..the present site of
the capitol was ifot large enough
for a $5,000,000 building and that
consideration should be given the
fact that the center of population of
Nebraska is continually moving
westward, and Jhere were other cit
ies which had good claims for cap
ital location.
I his speech he did not once
mention Grand Island, his home
town, as an aspirant for location of
the state capitol.
Tracewell of Cherry county con
tended that McLcllan's motion was
iii the nature of a practical joke
and the people would so hold it;
that if the question would be put to
a referendum there would be four
contestants outside of Lincoln, and
they would be Norfolk, Kearney,
Hastings and Grand Island. Should
one of the four latter towns be de
termined on to contest the site
with Lincoln jealousy would cause
the other three towns to line up
with Lincoln, as would Omaha and
the greater part of the northwest
ern part of the state.
Biggest Little City.
McLellan, in rejoinder, said: "I
never said a word about Grand
Island, did 1? But since you have
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pe capita than any1 city in the Uni
ted States, is the second largest
horse market in the United States,
has large jobbing ' and industrial
concerns, is the largest little cit in
the United States and is eminently
fit to be the capital of the great
str.te of Nehraska.'
Purcell of Custer, remarked: "The
failure ,of McLellan to refer to
Grand Island as a suitable place for
the new capitol building was be
cause he had Broken Bow in mind
all the time."
Hostetler of Buffalo, extolled
Kearney, saying it was a city of
hospitals, military academies,
normal school and industries. As
the course of empire had taken its
westward way it had developed a
wonderful community there, when a
few short years ago the site of the
town was the home of the antelope
and the jack rabbit. He favored a
referendum vote.
Boosts Fillmore County.
Matthewson told of the glories of
Fillmore county and of the future
of the sandhills and indicated in a
long speech that one of the latter,
environed with a crop of sweet
clover, the humus producing ver
dure which would make the sand
hills a land flowing with milk and
honey, would be an ideal site for the
new capital.
Berka contended hat the greatest
good to the greatest number of per
sons in the state made Lincoln the
ideal site and was joined in this by
Mears of Wayne, who said that
while Omaha was the one great
metropolitan city of Nebraska it
had not the advantage of a capit.-.l
city possessed by Lincoln. ,
Snow, from the extreme western
part of the state, said traditions had
grown up around Lincoln, as the
capital, that could not be disregard
ed, and while the logical site favored
Scottsbluff. he was in favor of Lin
coln and that the 100 representa
tives in the house were there to ex
press the will of the people and it
was unfair to the voters to "pass
the buck" to them.
Rodman of Kimball closed the
debate on the amendment, by call
ing attention to the law, which pro
vides that the university buildings
must be erected within a radius of
four miles of the state capital.
The referendum amendment was
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Letters Written by Girls Who
Leaped Into Ocean Show
Both Had Suffered Men
tal Breakdown.
New York, Jan. 28. Any, doubt
as to the double .suicide' of the
Misses Dorothea and Gladys Crom
well, twins, prominent in New York
society, who had been serving in
France with the American Red
fross, was removed today on the.
arrival here of the French line
steamship La Lorraine.
' Passengers aboard the liner con
firmed cable reports from Bor
deaux that the girls had jumped to
their death from the liner's rail
while it was passing out of the
mounth of the Caronne river on
January 19. They were seen to take
the leap by an American soldier on
sentry duty who gave the alarm.
Passengers said it was nearly 15
minutes before the ship could be
stopped and then efforts to reegver
the bodies failed.
Left Four Notes.
The girls left four notes in their
stateroom. One was addressed to
Major James C. Sherman of Chi
cago, in charge of the contingent of
Red Cross workers returning on the
ship; another to Seymour Cromwell
of this city, the girls' brother, the
third to his ife, and the fourth to
a woman friend of the girls.
The notes were not made public,
but after they hade been delivered
to the girls' brother by Maior
Sherman, Mr. Cromwell stated that
"the contents show that both were
physically and mentally broken
The night the, sisters passed
aboard was spent in' their state
room, passengers aid. While little
attention was paid them, it was said
they showed the effects of the
strain of the war work.
Women Workers Worn Out.
Mrs. Edward Shearson, a member
of the committeefor relief of father
less children of France, a passenger
on La Lorraine, expressed the fol
lowing opinion on the general sub
ject of the return of American wo
men war workers now in France-
"It is my private belief that all
American women should come Home
as soon as possible. Conditions are
such that they can be released, and
all, especially the young women,
should be brought back. Their work
finished, they .are tired and nervous."
Lack of Sufficient .
Funds is Only Thing
Holding Up Air Route
By Staff Correspondent. '
Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. As
sistant Postmaster General Praeger
today told a delegation of Omaha
men, including ex-Mayor Dahltnan,
Jude Madden, and J. II. Stanley. 1
that Omaha would be a stopplt r, t
point on the transcontinental air
route, that the landing field on Cen
ter street,-which seemed especially!
adapted for the purpose, had been
approved by department officials,
and the only thing needed to i;v:
augurate the service from Chicago
westward was sufficient funds, the
postoffice appropriation bill now;
pending in the senate only providing
for an air service as far west as I
Chicago. j
To extend it to Omaha and possii
bly Denver and Salt Lake woui-l :
require $1,500,000 as against $800,000
which the senate bill provides for. i
The delegation decided to enlist
the help of both Nebraska senators
and the senators from Colorado and
Utah to boost the appropriation to'
the $1,500,000 limit as suggested by ;
Mr. Praeger.
Falls Under Car Step.
James Riha, 60 years old, laborer,
living at the Howard ' hotel, re
ceived cuts about the hands and a
contusion of the head when he ac
cidentally fell under the front step
of a street car at Sixth and Pierce
streets Tuesday night. After re
ceiving attention by police surgeons
he was ukea to his room.
Ringer Institutes Probe
Into Automobile Recoveries;
. Danbaum Denies Charge
City Motor Car Detective De
clares Recovery of Richard-
son's Auto Was Straight
Deal in Every Respect.
Detective Danbaum denies any
charge of crooked dealing in con
nection with the recovery of an
automobile stolen from George Rich
ardson, real estate dealer.
Publication 'of a story of this oc
currence contained a purported
statement of Meyer Greenburg, 2023
Charles street, to Chief of Detec
tives John Briggs that he was forced
to confess to Charles Pipkin, pri
vate detective, and Ben Danbaum,'
city detective, the hiding place ot
the stoleircar. '
"I deny that charge against me.
The deal leading to the recovery of
Richardson's car was a straight, legi
timate deal, and will stand any in
vestigation." said Danbaum.
Keys Furnish Clue.
Following the theft of Richard
son's car, November 11, 1918, Meyer
Greenburg and Don Chrisman, 2865
Manderson avenue, were arrested
and booked at the central station
f9r investigation. Their arrest fol
lowed the finding of a bunch of .eys
in the Car bearing the name of Don
Chrisman. Both lads were arrested
as the actual thieves and a warrant
is out for the arrest of Ralph Spell
man, 2420 Ames avenue. -Spellnian
denies any knowledge of the thett.
Charles Pipkin received $125 from
Mr. Richardson for the recovery ot
the stolen car.
"The Sunday following the theft
of the car, Mr. Pipkin telephoned me
that he had found it," Mr. Richard
son said, "Pipkin said he wanted $50
for himself, that he had to have $50
f5r another man in Omaha and $50
for the Kansas City concern that
turned up the car. It told him I
was being 'miked,' hut I finally gave
him $125 and got the car."
L'pon the arrest of Greenburg, the
lad told Chief Brggs that Charles
Pipkin and Detective Danbaum
threatened to send him to the peni
tentiary if he did not divulge the hid
ing place of the car.
"After I told them that the car was
in some high weeds in East Omaha,"
said Greenburg," they said, "We
have the car, and that is all that
is necessary. There need be nothing
more said about it.' "
Detective Danbaum and Charles
Pipkin deny this.
"That car was recovered legiti
mately and a report of the recovery
was made to the chief," Danbaum
said. "In regard "to the reward, Pip
kin received that as per the agree
ment with the owner."
In regard to the paymentyof $50 to
"another man in Omaha and $50 to
a Kansas City concern," Charles
Pipkin said: "I am paying for my
source of information, and if it were
made public, I'd never recover a
Stolen automobile '"squeals" at the
central police station show that De
tectives Van Deusen and Danbaum
have made a report on ever car re
covered by them and, in instances of
arrests of suspected persons, have
brought about their arraignment in
Armenian Refugees
in Syria and Palestine
Dying by Thousands
Washington, Jan. 28. Miran Sev
asly, chairman o fthe Armenian Na
tional Union of America, called at
the State department today to pre
sent further reports of the tragic
condition of the Armenians and to
urge prompt action toward setting
up an Armenian state. Cablegrams,
Mr. Sevasly said, tell of the piti
ful plight of deported Armenians
in Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Mesor
potamia, Persia and the Caucasus
Messages say refugees are dying by
iVeu; Drying Process
for Meats Permits of
Shipment Without Ice
By Universal Service.
New York, Jan. 28. Actual
shipments have been made of
meats dried by the new process
discovered by Dr. K. C. Falk and
Dr. "E. M. Krankel in the Harri
man laboratory of Roosevelt hos
pital and perfected at Columbia
university, it was announced at
the university tonight. The re
sults were even more than had
been expected, it was intimated.
The first shipment was of 300
pounds of dried meat to a south
ern military camp. Reports re
ceived from the camp stated 'iat
the soldiers who ate the meat
took it for strictly fresh meat.
Another shipment of 1.500 pounds
has just been made by steamer
consigned to Constantinople to
be distributed to hospitals in
Syria and other parts of Asia
Minor where refrigerating facili
ties are lacking.
Dr. Ralph H.. McKee of
Columbia university explained
today that the process consists
of extracting all water from the
meat by placing it in a vacuum
under low temperature. It can
be kept indefinitely and has only
to be soaked in water to be re
stored to its original weight and
condition. .,
Police Commissioner Declares
That He Will Announce
His Findings Within
Few Days.
Announcing that Chief of Detec
tives John Briggs' charges against
Omaha detectives and insurance
agents amount to a "quarrel" be
tween members of the police force,
Police Commissioner, Ringer has in
stituted a probe of the whole affair
and will announce his finding within
a few days.
This latest move is contrary to a
statement he made to a reporter for
The Bee regarding an investigation
of the detective chief's charge.
In view of the fact that more than
1,000 automobiles, aggregating ao
tal value of $296,000, have been
stolen from the streets of Omaha
during the past year, the police com
missioner is conducting his xinvesti
gation. Doesn't Want Discord.
Eighteen cars were stolen during
the month of December, amounting
to a loss-of $12,000.
In instituting the inquiry Com
missioner Ringer declares it is not
his purpose to'create discord in the
police department, the inferences
being that his detective chief and
some of the men who are working
under tiim are not on friendly terms.
Chief Briggs' attitude of the day
before was somewhat modified
Tuesday, and in answer to a query
as to whether he had the names of
detectives who were said to be re
ceiving money for the protection of
automobile thieves, he said: "Time
will clear this matter. As far as the
detectives, who are making a de
mand for an invesigation, are con
cerned, I simply repeat my state
ment of yesterday when I said 'If the
shoe fits, put it on.' "
The detectives declare they will
insist that the probe be conducted.
Meanwhile, automobile insurance
men of Omaha are "standing by,"
awaiting the outcome of the accusa
tion made against them indirectly.
John Madden, president of an Oma
ha underwriters'a ssociation, said he
had heard of no concerted action of
Omaha insurance men in regard to
a demand that Chief Briggs sub
stantiate his charge.
McKenna to City Jail.
"In place of all this talk," Mr.
Madden further said, "it would be
better if some of, the thieves were
prosecuted and not let out of jail on
'straw bonds.' "
While William McKenna, confess
ed automobile thief and "star wit
ness in the prosecution of alleged
"higher-ups," is said to be undergo
ing a "grooming" process at the city
jail in readiness for the hearing, Fri
day, of Fletcher Neal, Peru, Neb.
Attorneys are making a fight to
compel Captain Briggs and Chief
Eberstein to deliver McKenna to the
Douglas county jail. '
John Berger, attorney for McKen
na, said he would ask a writ of
habeas corpus soon to force his cli
ent's transfer from the city jail.
The order committing McKenna
to the county jail was made out
Monday and signed by Judge Fitz
gerald. At a request from Chief
Eberstein that the judge order Mc
Kenna detained at the city jail,
Judge Fitzgerald refused, saying: "I
have now power to do it under the
As yet, McKenna is still in the
city jail awaiting the hearing of the
Peru garage owner.
Body Found in River
Is That of Mjssing
- Army Surgeon's Wife
Richmond, Va., Jan. 28. With the
positive identification of the body
found in the James river several
weeks ago. as that of Mrs. Wilnier
Ames Hadley, wife of an army sur
geon, the police today obtained the
promise of a nurse at the West
Hampton military hospital, where
the surgeon was stationed, to assist
in the search for Dr. Hadley, which
now has become nation wide.
The authorities declined to maice
public the name of the nurse, who,
they said, would be the chief wit
ness for the state.
Identification of the body was
made today by Mrs. A. H. Evans of
Cincinnati, a sister of Mrs. Hadley.
Auto Strikes Street Car
and Driver Suffers Injuries
An automobile driven by C. L.
Mathers, 2704 North Fifty-sixth
avenue, turned over when it struck
a north bound street car at Four
teenth and Douglas streets Tuesday
afternoon. Mathers suffered a scalp
abrasion and a contusion of the
back. He was attended by police
surgeons and taken to his home.
Ask Wilson to Report.
Washington, Jan. 28. With less
than 50 members voting, house re
publicans today forced the adoption
of a resolution requesting President
Wilson "to inform the house of the
result, in detail, of his administra
tion of the provisions of the so
called Overman act." which author
ized the president to consolidate
government agencies during the war.
The resolution was adopted without
a record vote,
Head of Episcopal Diocese of
Nebraska Stricken by
Heart1 Disease at Home
Early Today,
Right Reverend Arthur L. Wil
liams, St. D., Protestant Episcopal
bishop of the diocese of Nebraska,
died at 12:10 ollock this morning
of heart disease.
His wife and daughter, Mrs. Irv
ing Benolken, were at his bedside.
He had appeared perfectly well dur
ing the evening, but shortly after
he retired he became ill and asked
to have a physician called. Dr. C. A.
Roeder was summoned and admin
istered medical aid.
Though Bishop Williams had been
suffering with heart disease for two
years, he was not aware of the
seriousness of his case. Last No
vember he underwent an operation
in Clarkson hospital for the remov
al of his tonsils, after which he
took an extended rest.
Near His 63d Birthday.
Tomorrow Bishop Williams
would have been 63 years old. From
his birthplace at Owen-Sound, On
tario, Canada. January 30, 1856, he
moved to Michigan with his par
ents, Rev. and Mrs. R. J. Williams.
His father was an eminent- Pres
byterian minister. H ereceived his
high school education at Shulls
burg. Wis., from where he went, to
East Greenwich, R. I., where he took
an academic nd collegiate course
at Greenwich academy.
l'pon his graduation from Green
wich, Bishop Williams went to
Longmont, Colo., where he was en
gaged in railroad work. It was there
that he decided to study for the
ministry, and two years later he en
tered Western Theology seminary at
Chicago. He was graduated in 1888,
and after having received ordina
tion to deacon he went to Meeker,
Colo. The following year he was
ordained a priest and became a mis
sionary at White River, Colo., on the
Indian reservation.
On October 18, 1888, he married
Adelaide L. Makinstcr, Charlestown,
Mass. Following his missionary
work in Colorado, Bishop Williams
was given the pastorate of St. Pauls
church, Denver. In 1892 he . was
transferred to Chicago where he was
rector of Christs church, Woodland
Came to Omaha in 1899.
On October 18, 1899, he was con
secrated coadjutor-bishop and came
to Omaha to serve under Bishop
Worthington. Upon the death of
Bishop Vorthington, in 1908, Coadjutor-Bishop
Williams became
bishop-of the Nebraska diocese.
He took up his residence at 321
South Thirty-first street, where he
lived until his death.
A sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith,
has been at his home during the
past month. A brother is living at
Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich.
Rev. Carl M. erden, secretary
to the bishop, is taking up the af
fairs of the diocese until the con
firmation of a coadjutor-bishop to
the vacancy.
Sex Bill Introduced by
Sears Recommended
1 for Postponement
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Jan. 28. Senator Sears'
bill, making it unlawful for any per
son to convey information of a sex
ual nature or relating to the so
called social diseases to children un
der 16 years of age, met its fate in a
hearing before the judiciary commit
tee. The committee decided to recom
mend the bill for indefinite postpone
ment. Senator Sears fought to save his
measure, but the committee was
against him. Maj. R. T. Leader of
the federal health service appeared
in opposition to the bill. He said it
would seriously cripple the depart
ment's work.
Duffy Attempts Suicide.
Edward Duffy, 60 years old, la
borer, attempted to commit sui
cide a second time Tuesday night
by hanging himself to the bars in
his cell at the city jail. Turnkey
Trapp found him dangling from a
ielt which he strapped to a cross
bar. Police surgeons say he will
recover. Monday night he slashed
his thrpat with a knife while on his
way to the station in the police pa
trol. Duffy is demented.
Spartacan Forces Take
,Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Copenhagen, Jan. 28. Spartacan
forces have overturned the govern
ment in Wilhelmshaven, Germany,
and occupied the banks and public
buildings. They have ordered the
court-martial of their opponents.
Railway traffic to and from Wil
helmshaven has beeu stopped,
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Bishop AL. Williams
Peace Conference Divided on
President Wilson's Plan
for Internationalization
of German Colonies.
Taris, Jan. 28. (By Associated
Press.) Germany's colonies occu
pied the entire attention of two ex
tended executive sessions of the su
preme council of the great powers to
day, and the disposition of this small
empire, scattered over the African
mainland in Asia and throughout the
Pacific, is presenting a territorial
question of the first magnitude.-
The hearings given today cover :d
the entire range of these German
colonies, as the delegates of Aus
tralia, New Zealand and Japan pre
sented their respective interests in
the I'acific groups of islands, Japan
and China their interest in Kiau
Chow and the German concessions
at many treaty ports and the French
minister of colonies, M. Simon, took
up the African colonies, 'embracing
Togoland, the Kameruns and Ger
man East and Southwest Africa.
Oppose Return to Germany.-
Gen. Jan Christian Smits, the
South African leader, and Gen. Louis
Botha, the South African premier,
already have been heard on the
question of German East Africa and
now it -only remains to obtain the
viewpoint of the Belgians, who are
about to present their ideas of their
interests on the colonies adjacent to
the Belgian Congo. It appears to
be the generally. accepted view
among those having interests in the
matter .that Germany's colonies
should not be returned to her.
This in turn has developel another
crucial question, . namely whether
German sovereignty over these
colonies should pass to the powers
who may receive them, or whether
they should be entrusted, as pro-
(Contlnned on Page Two, Column Four.)
Lt. James F. Connelly
Dies Suddenly at
Home in Jersey City
From a Staff Correspondent?
Washington, Jan. 28. James F.
Connelly of the One Hundred and
Twenty-seventh field artillery died
at the home of his parents in Jersey
City Monday evening.
Lieutenant Connelly was a grad
uate of Creighton Law school and
began the practice of law in Oma
ha. He was a private in the old Fourth
Nebraska and was with the regiment
on the border where he was promot
ed to a first lieutenancy.
When the European war came on
the young officer was a members Cf(
the American expeditionary forces,
having been in France since last
July. He returned with his regi
ment two weeks ago and landed at
.Newport News, Va., where he was
mhstered out.
Young Connelly went west in 1910
and was .graduated from the Creigh
ton college of law in 1914. His
period in school was marked with
honors. He was extremely popular
Though in France as a lieutenant in
the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh
field artillery he saw no activ
fighting. The funeral will he held
in Jersey City.
Diaz and His Troops.
Driven Out of Vera, Cruz
Washington, Jan. 28. FelixVDiaz
and his revolutionary army have
been driven out of the state of Vera
Cruz, according to official advices
received in Washington. Diaz is re
ported to have taken refuge in the
mountains in Oaxaca.
Palaes' revolutionists in the Tam
pico oil region and the Villistas in
northern Mexico are said to be the
only rebel bands now operating in
Many Killed or Wounded in
Battle in Bucharest; Move
ment Supported by
Vienna," Jan. 28. A peasant revo
lution has broke out over the length
and breadth of Roumania. according
to dispatches from Budapest.
A simultaneous rising occured in
all the villages at a fixed hour Sat
urday, when well-armed home-co'n-ing
soldiers, heading the insurgent,
forced their way into the various
towns, resulting in sanguinary en
counters with the regular troopi.
In Bucharest, the dispatches say.
there was fighting all day Sunday,
the regulars employing machine gun
fire. Many were killed or wounded.
Social revolutionists joined in the
Lenine Orders Slaughter.
Stockholm, Jan. 28. Premier
Lenine, according to a report from
Reval, has ordered the bolshevik
troops to retake the town of Narva
from the Esthonians within a week
to sack' the town and to kill all the
bourgeoise. Lenine is reported to
be staying in the town of Yamburg.
east of Narva.
Repulsed by Americans.
Archangel, Jan. 28. (By Asso
ciated Press.) Bolshevik forces
fanled in an attempt last midnight
to drive American and British
troops from thiir positions at Tul
gas, on the Dvina riversoutheast
of Archangel. Earlier the enemy
had bombarded the positions with
On the right bank of the river
the American troops met a small
patrol and drove it back. On the
left bank the allies encountered 150
bolsheviki this morning and dis
persed them, taking 14 prisoners.
The allies suffered no casualties.
The prisoners said that a general
aKack had been planned, but a ma
jority of the bolsheviki lost them-'
selves in the woods. Allied scout!
found a considerable number of the
enemy on the upper Tulgas river
from which .the allied outposts
withdrew. Their artillery then
shelled the evacuated position. Tht
artillery duel continues.
Follow Retiring Yankees.
On a line ofx the River Vaga, ir.
the Shenkursk region, the bolshe
viki have followed the retiring
Americans to five miles south oi
Shegovarsk, where American pa
trols now, are in touch with the
According to refugees who art
fleeing along the snow-covered
roads from Shenkursk to safety in
the American lines, the bolshevik:
have burned Shenkursk and mas
sacred many of the inhabitants. The
American intelligence officers are
ti .g to confirm the reports.
The bolsheviki were shelling
Taresvo, 40 mile's east of Shen
kursk, today and apparently were
pr . .ring for another infantry a
tack in this region. Artillery ac
tivity continues along the Vologda
Loyalists Retake Poltava.
Washington, Jan. 28. Loyal Rus
sians operating under the direction
of the government in Omsk, have re
captured Poltava, in European Rus
sia, and the capture of Kharkov is
imminent, according to information
reaching the State department today
from Stockholm.
Maine Lay Preacher
Faces Trial on Charge
of Killing His Wife
Saco, Me., Jan. 28. The state's
case against Henry H. Hall, a lay
preacher, charged with having heat
en and choked his wife befort
throwing her from a railroad bridge
into a shallow brook, resulting in
her death next day, was outlined to
the jury by the prosecution today.
Much stress was laid by the prose
cutor on what he termed "Hall's in
discretions with several women
while pastor of a church at Wells
Depot." He said witnesses woulj
testify that the preacher had been
warned by members of the parish to
be more careful of his conduct.
Ernest J.' Matthews, a railroad
section foreman, testified to havinsr
seen Hall near the bridge on June
11. He said Hall told him his wife
had lost her balance and had fallen
to the rocks in the middle of the
brook and thatJHall did not show
any signs of grief.
Will Support Wilson.
Washington, Jan. 28. The Argen
tine minister of foreign affairs has
informed the Ignited States ambas
sador, the State department an
nounced today, that the Argentine
minister-to France had been instruc
ted to take every opportunity to jp
port President Wilson's plau for
league of nation.