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. .PIGEON RECOMMENDED
FOR HIGHEST WA HONOR.
, New York, April 16. Pigeon com
pany number one which arrived to
day on the Ohioan brought . 1,000
cages of feather fighters, many of
-s' them veterans. The latter included
ICO pigeons captured from the Ger
mans, and some of these Hun flyers
still had attached at their necks the
messages they bore when taken
prisoner. The boche birds were dis
tinguished by leg markers embossed
,vith profiles of the former kaiser.
One pigeon, one leg missing, re
turned honored with a recommenda
tion for the Distinguished Service
Cross for services with the lost bat
talion. This bird made, nine flights
through heavy fire and a bullet scar
on the breast further attested to its
PEACE CONGRESS IGNORES
' REQUEST MADE BY HEBREWS
, New" York, April 16.-i-Failure of
' certain Jewish interests to obtain
the inclusion of a religious liberties
clause in the revised league of na
tions covenant was, announced in a
. cable message received by the) Amer
; ican Hebrew today from the Rev.
Isaac Landman, its editor, now in
Paris. v '
iv Dr. Landman and Henry Mor-
genthau, former American am
bassador to Turkey, went to Europe
.several weeks ago as , represettta
'' tive of various Hebrew organiza-i
tions who sought to. have written
.into the covenant an article grant
i . ing religious freedom to Jews over
all the' world
GETS PRISON SENTENCE
FOR CHOPPING OFF HAND.
'' Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 16.
Albert Wheeling, a farmer of Hol-
comb, Mo.,-who pleaded'guilty here
! late yesterday in the United States
district court to having chopped off
his left hand with an ax July 21,
. . , ' T
last, to evaue military service, wa
sentenced to six months in prisou
by Federat Judge Dyer.
, One UTTU PTTTlf A DTVrC
AT BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
''New York, April 16. Rear Ad
miral Sims, who commanded the
American fleet during the wartime
activities in European waters, said
today he believed there were "205
German submarines at the bottom
of the sea.'" In a speech at the
Bond dub, a Victory loan organization,-
he said the fleet "found
many submarines stuck on the bot
tom, with indications showing that
' - many of the men caught inside
cither committed suicide or killed
each other." -
, "PIKES PEAK OR BUST"
SLOGAN FOR WHIPPET TANK
Colorado Springs, April 16. "Lit
tle Zeb," the whippet tank which is
here to ascend Pikes Peak, as a
"publicity feature for the Victory lib
erty loan, will continue the journey
over the huge show, drifts which
- block the automobile road to the
summit unless the Treasury 'depart
rment order thtf'aseeMt discontinued,
Eyre Powell, who is in charge of
the tank's itinerary, announced to-
The tank,-which successfully ne
gotiated 11 of the 18 miles of ice
and snow-blocked ' road, was . dis
abled yesterday afternoon at an alti
tude of 11,200 feet when one-of the
' caterpillar tracks broke, and it was
announced today that the attempt to
reach the summit had been aban
doned. Repairs to the tank have
.' Wen virtually' completed, however,
: and Mr. Powell said the journey
would be resumed tomorrow.
NEW. YORK HARBOR STRIKE
New York. April 16. A 48-hour
"armistice" postponing the general
strike of New York harbor work
ers which had been called for 6
o'clock tomorrow morning, was
agreed upon tonight by officials of
the Marine Workers affiliation at a
conference with James L. Hughes,
federal mediator. ' , -
V Decision to postpone the strike
following a statement by Mr.
' Hushes that the War department
the Navy department and the United
States Shipping board "would not
tolerate a strike." - He said he was
speaking for William B. Wilson,
secretary of labor. ,
v v ' Says Even Democrats
Are Right Sometimes
The problem of the league of na
tions was not settled,, but was
pretty thoroughly threshed out at
the Unitarian -church last 1 night,
when former Senator Norris Brown
met Judge D. M. Vinsouhaler in i
verbal combat on the question: "Re
solved that the covenant creating
the league of nations proposed by
ihe commission in Paris or one in
- substance ancTeffect simitar in pur
nose? should be included in the
' peace, treat ratified by the United
W. E. Baxter presided at the de
bate, which attracted an overflow
Mr. Brown devoted -the greater
part of his opening address to
survey ot tne compact, pomuiiK
aut the element in it which in his
DDinttn are -calculated to insure
'.astinar world peace. This purpose
be declared, is clearly set forth in
the oreamble. and accords fully
with the desires of all nations, ex
tent nossiblv the outlaw ..ations.
judge Vinsonhaler disclaimed any
spirit of partisanship in his opposi
tion to the league, and said that it
rould not in fairness' be asserted
that nnnonents of the covenant wish
ar. It was. he said, because lie
wanted no more war that, he op
h IrairiK?. believine that in
stead of creatine peace it would
Mr. Brown aroused much merri
timt and applause when in his clos
ug remarks he said: "God forgive
-ne this is the first time I ever stood
irt defense of the democrats, but
iven a democrat may be. right occa
sionally. and in this matter Wood
mw Wi son hx fxn ngnt ever
since the war endec""
VOL.- 48 NO. , 260.
Lloyd George in Address to
Parliament Denies That U.
S. and Europe Have. Been
London, April 16. (By The Asso
ciated Press). No intervention in
Russia, no recognition of bolshe
vism, and the fulfillment of his elec
tion promises, including those re
lating to indemnity from the en
emy powers and punishment of the
former German emperor, were the
outstanding features of the report
which Premier Lloyd George de
livered" the house of commons
Everv member was in his seat
and the galleries were packed with
distinguished visitors, among them
the Prince of Wales and the Ameri
can ambassador, John W. Davis,
when the premier entered'the cham
ber, with the cheers of the great
crowds outside the parliamentary
grounds still ringing in his ears. He
appeared fresh and in buoyant
in the main, though, tne mooa oi
the premier was serious in con
formity with the weighty subjects
discu6ed and the audience listened
with profound attention to his
peech, which lasted for almost an
hour and a half,
Criticised, by Labor Leader.
The laborites vigorously ap
plauded the premier's announce
ment of non-intervention in Russia
and non-recognition of bolshevism,
but remained silent while the con
servatives cheered the ' statement
that the . allies would continue to
aid friendly elements which were
At the conclusion of the pre
mier's speech, when members and
those in the galleries were pouring
out in quest of belated luncheons,
William Adamson, leader of the
labor opposition in the house, rose
and characterized the speech of the
urime minister as eloquent, but not
' . r . f A J
entirely satisiactory. iur. nuaiu
son's comment summed tip the opin
ion of others anions: his auditors
and numerous elements among the
public whom the newspapers for the
ast few days had prepared tor
lluminatiiiK revelations . in the
speech concerning the peace terms
The allied representatives have ar
rived at a complete understanding
on the ereat fundamental questions
that would enect peace with uer
many, Premier Lloyd George de
clared in addressing the House of
Commons. The allies had formu
lated their demands, and he hoped
that by the end of next week they
would be presented.
Ihe premier made a vigorous at
tack upon those who had at
tempted to sow dissension, distrust
and suspicion" between the nations
whose "cordiality and good will to-
ward each other was essential." He
could not conceive ot a worse
crime, he'declared. at a time when
nothing could save the world but
keeping the nations -together.
"It is not true that the United
States and Europe have been at va
nance, Mr. Lloyd George declared,
adding that no one could have
treated more sympathetically tne
peculiar problems and special sus
ceptibilities of Europe than 'Presi
dent Wilson. The premier depreca
ted attempts to create . dissensions
amonsr the delegates.
The delegates said Mr. Lloyd
George, had never forgotten what
h ranee had gone througn ana tney
had not forgotten to what it was
entitlednot merely security against
a repetition of the German attack,
but to feel a sense of security
aeainst it. The conference had
come to a. unanimous conclusion on
all the questions before it, including
a decision that to publish tne peace
terms before they were discussed
with the. enemy would be a first
class blunder. Thek premature
publication, he contended., could
only serve to encourage . the re
sistance of the enemy. '
Mr. Lloyd George denied that he
. . i.
ws$ trying-to escape tne uccidia-
(Continard on Faa Two, I olum inm.)
Admiral Mayo Made
: United States Fleet
- 7 ,
Washington, April 16. Admiral
Henry T. Mayo, commander of the
Atlantic fleet throughout-the war.
ias been designated by Secretary
Daniels as commander-m-chiet ot
the "United States fleet."
This order, which it developed to
day, was issued some weeks ago,
does not affect present disposition
of the nation's naval forces and Ad
miral Mayo would be in sufweme
command only in the' event the three
separate fleets-j-rhe Atlantic, the
Pacific' and fhe Asiatic were
Utmt t Mcrad'Clus matter mV . 1906-
Omlia P. O. n4w tot of Mirch S. 1879.
Swallows Poison and Their
Returns to Husband's Home
Carl Olson Arrested After
Wife,, Who Sought Reconciliation; Having Seen
Her Daughter Safely Married, She Felt Her "Mis
sion in Life Had Been Accomplished."
Mrs. Nellie Olson. 42 years old, saw her daughter hap
pily married yesterday afternoon and feeling that her own
mission in life had then been
two poison capsules and found
was driven from 10 days ago,
who had driven her out.
Mrs. Olson fell on the
home, 604 South Thirtieth street, shortljr before 10 o'clock
last night, and put forth her last plea for reconciliation. Her
husband came to the threshold, looked oh her prostrate form
and slammed the door..
When Police Surgeon Tollman
and city detectives arrived Carl Ol
son ordered ' them not to take her
into his home, but to find some place
else for her. Olson was arrested
a,nd held for investigation at Central
When a newspaper man arrived 'at
the Olson home an hour later, Mrs.
Olson was alone, lying in bed with
a lock of her hair pressed to her lips
a lock her husband had clipped
from her head the day they were
, Spurned by Her Daughter.
She begged that her daughter,
Mrs. Edna Mayfield, 216 North
Twenty-second street, be sent for.
I can t be bothered with her any
more, said the daughter, bhe was
over here tonight and she said she
UP TO GOVERNOR
Amendments Made to Bill
Concurred in by Strict Party
Vote in Both ChanibersrH
End of Session Near.
By a Staff Correspondent. V
Lincoln, April 16. The senate
a"hd house concurred .today in house
amendments to the civil adminis
tration code bill. ' "
In both houses- the concurrent
resolutions were sustained by a
strict party vote. ,
Iu the house there were 52 votes
for the concurrent Tesolution, a
bare onstitutional majority this
condition being due to the number
of absentees: An effort was made
during the day by some interested
persons to compel delay of action
on the code bill, pending the gov
ernor signing the amended primary
law which passed the senate last
night, but the attempt proved fu
tile. The code bill now awaits the sig
nature of the governor to become
Speaker Dalbey and some ofthe
other house leaders were hoping to
be able to wind up the legislative
session s6me time in the evening,
but there was no certainty that this
could be done. Final adjournment
will come probably late Thursday
night or Friday morning.
Bills In Conference. '
A number of other bills, includ-
inar all the big appropriation mea
sures, were also in conference, mak
ing a large amount of work still
to be done in the enrolling rooms
before the bills could be signed in
the presence of the two chambers
as required by the constitution.
The house during the forenoon
delegated the following committees
to act on the general appropriation
Salaries, (H. R. No. 677).--Good, Beh-
(H. R. No. 677). Good.
' Claims, (H. R. No.
Jeary. Anderson (Butler).
Deficiencies, (Hi R. No.
The house, following the senate's
action, accepted the report of the
conference committee on the blue
sky bill, Si F. 116, putting the ad
ministration of that department into
the hands of the governor and the
attorrfev eeneral. Heretofore the
railway commission has had charge
of he blue sky law and its enforce
ment. The code bill will retrans
fer its administration to .the-secrc
tary of trade and commerce to be
appointed by the governor. ,
Blue Sky Bill.
A strong representation of tout
side interests' has been active in se
curinsr amendments 'to S. F. 116. and
its representatives are feeling well
pleased over the final draft ot the
measure. The orieinal limit of 10
per cent on commissions paid to
stock salesmen has been changed to
15 per. cent, and a further provision
has been inserted allowing stock to
be sold at less than par, although
the commission will be computed
oar value. This has the effect of
raising the actual commissions to
much more than 15 per cent of rer
ceipts from the sale of stock. ""
An agreement was reached on the
nurse registration bill. S. F. 119,
wherebv ihe minimum aee is left at
22, but the fee is reduced .from $10
, to $5.
OMAHA, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1919.
Closing Door to His Dying
her way back to the home she
to die in the arms of the man
back porch of her former
was going to do it. I asked her
not to that's all I can do."
Orville Mayfield, the daughter's
husband, was in bed when the mes
sage arrived that his wife's mother
had taken poison. "It's too
bad she didn't die," he called
out. That refnark brought a snicker
from his bride:
Mrs. Olson told a pitiful story of
the circumstances that led to her
attempt to take her life.
1 "I married Carl three years ago,"
she sobbed. "He didn't have a cent.
I even had to pay for the marriage
license. But I loved him and want
ed a home. My daughter Edna by
my former marriage came to visit
us and he drove her from the house.
I felt that I'd like to see Edna hap-
(Contlnurd on Page Seven, Column Six.)
START ON FLIGHT
AT HIGH LEVELS
Two Huge Gas Bags Leave
Near Midnight on Three-Day
Trip to Test - Weather
in Upper Strata.
Threatening clouds obscured the
sky, and the wind, which in the early
evening amounted to almost a rag-
ng gale, subsided to a zephyr, -when
tko 35,000 cubic feet Capacity army
balloons, released from their moor
ings, shot thousands of feet into file
gloomy heavens at 11 o'clock last
night at Iort Omaha.
In the first flight of its kind in
the history of ballooning, the huge
gas hags, consigned lo take levels
of 5.000 and 10,000 feet respectively.
carrying two otticers each, and
equipped with provisions to last
from two to three days,, lifted and
headed almost, due east.
May Travel Thousand Miles.
After exploring the mysteries of
the skies for from 48 to 72 hours,
the airships arc due to land a thou
sand miles distant. It is expected
their destination will be some point
on the Atlantic coast, The craft are
at the mercy of the winds above.
Ihe scientific object of the flight
is to test the weather maps at higher
elevations and make observations
by tile use of meteorological instru
ments, which are expected to prove
of value as reference in making
future flights into the air.
Lieut. Col. W. S. Wuest. com
manding officer at Fort Omaha, and
Lt. Ralph A. Reynolds accompanied
the balloon, which was consigned to
an altitude of 5,000 feet. C apt. F.
W. Qoodale and Lt.-C. Le Roy
Meisinger were in the craft selected
to register 10,000 feet up.
To Drop Leaflets.
Telling of the purpose and nature
of the flight, leaflets will be drop
ped from the balloons, with the re
quest that those who find them wire
headquarters at Fort Omaha at the
government's expense, telling what
they saw and noted when the craft
passed over particular sections of
In the equipment taken by the.
pilots were automatic revolvers,
sheath knives, Thermos bottles con
taining tea and beef tea, malted milk
tablets, .bars of milk chocolate,
chicken sandwiches, oranges, etc.
Seven gallons of. water were taken
oi each balloon, life preservers for
each man; matches in waterproof
packages; flashlights with extra
batteries and globes; and first aid
Prior to ascending each officer
was. given a thorough physical ex
amination1. Each man was pro
nounced fit and in good condition
for his battle. in the clouds..
The War department at Washing
ton is manifesting deep concern in
the undertaking, and a derailed re
port will be made by Colonel Wuest
to Secretary Baker Upon his return.
First reports from,observers are ex
pected, -at headquarters early this
Court Grants to Priest :
? Right.to Resume Preaching
Fremont,: Neb., April 16. District
Judges Welch and Allen, holding
court at West Point, today granted
Rev. F. G. Shoop, a Catholic priest,
the right to resume preaching. Sev
eral months ago he was denied a
license on the ground that he could
not comply with patriotic require
Vote of Confidence Given
After Refusal to Outline
Peace Terms Until ,
Treaty Is Signed.
Paris, April 16. (B Associated
Press.) The chamber of deputies
today, by a, vote of 334 to 166, ex
pressed its confidence in the gov
ernment on a question whether
France's conditions of peace should
be made known to parliament after
Foreign Minister Pichon had de
clined to outline the details of the
peace preliminaries until the treaty
had been signed.
The usual calm parking the
morning sittings of the chamber1, was
broken by Deputy Andre Lebey,
who, seeing that M. Pichon, the
foreign minister, was present, asked
the minister when he would accept
an interpellation on the conditions
on which the government would
make known the terms of peace to
Refuses to Give Details.
M.-v Pichon replied, that he was
willing to be interpellated immedi
ately, but that he refused to- give
anj details of the peace prelimi
naries. These, the minister added,
"would be submitted for ratifica
tion by parliament as soon as
He then asked that' the matter be
dropped, making it a question of
confidence in the government. The
house, after some .lieated jSpeeches,
supported M. Pichon in his refusal
to postpone discussion, until tomor
row by a vote of 334 to 166.
A demand for a secret sitting of
the chamber was rejected bv a vote
of 341 to 158.
In adoption of the, order of the
day the chamber voted confidence in
the Clemenceau ministry, 360 to 126.
At the demand of the socialists
a vote for closure of the debate was
taken by a personal vote and clos
ure was carried 212 against 102,
showing that some 150 deputies ab
stained from voting.
' Hints at Concessions.
M. Pichon, in his address, pointed
out that to submit the peace pre
liminaries to parliament before the
signature of the treaty j would be
unconstitutional; that it would be
substituting legislative for executive
Discuss Question of
Special Election for
4 Home Rule Chatter
Mayor Smith and the city com
missioners yesterday afternoon in a
committee of the whole discussed
informally the proposition of- sub
mitting. at a special election in June
the matter of a home rule charter
The suggestion was made that
with the charter could be submitted
any bond propositions which the
city council deemed best. No action
was taken. One thought offered
was that the city could take ad
vantage of the constitutional con
vention primary to be held in Sep
tember. The mayor and commis
sioners 'are not of a unanimity of
opinion on this subject.
Instead of voting- more bonds to"
add to the $80,000 already available
for a new police station and jail,
it was proposed to sell the police
station site at Fifteenth and Daven
port streets and use the 4 proceeds
for the erection of the contemplated
building at Eleventh and Dodge
Woman Takes Poison,
Then Telephones to
Mr. Bertha iTarns, 1715 Leaven
worth street, took poison last night
and then called her brother-in-law,
Charlie Karns, to tell him she "had
done something awful." .
Sunday night a woman's voice
oveT the telephone begged the po
lice to tome to 1715 Leavenworth
streetand protect.her from her hus
band, who was going to kilt her.
Mrs. Karns was only semi-conscious
last night aid could not tell
any reason why she should commit
the deed. Police believe, however,
that she is tbe woman who called
William Karns, the woman's hus
band, is a grader. His whereabouts
are not known to the police as he
left Monday night to take up a new
job. Mrs. Karns is the mother of
three children, lilliam,' John and
Mrs. Henry Artkolter of South Side.
OMAHA AND NEBRASKA.
Dally aat Sua.. IS.50: eutiKU Nek.
By Mall (I raar). Dally. S4.S0;
Judge Welch Rules County
Council of Defense Wrong
In Arrest of
District Judge at Neligh Instructs Jury That Man Ac
. cused of Pro-Germanism and Brought Up for Ex
amination Was ' Summoned Illegally-; Sued for
Thirty-Five Thousand and Given One Cent Dam-
Neligh, Neb., April 16, The jury in the cse of Royal
V. Sheets against seven members of the Antelope County
Council of Defense, after being out but a short time, returned
a verdict for one cent damages for th plaintiff. The verdict
given as to amount was a directed one.
Judge Welch instructed the jury, that the method of
bringing Sheets before 'the council was illegal, and therefore
he was entitled to damages in any amount the jury might
determine between one cent and the amount sued for, which
... ans AAA "
From the trend of the trial it was
apparent that 'one purpose, if not
the, main one, involved the yvindi
cation of the Nonpartisan league
from t the charge of disloyalty.
Sheets, time of his arrest,
was a candidate for the lower house
of the legislature. He was defeated
and it was charged that the arrest
and allegations of pro-Germanism
made by members of the council
contributed to his defeat. Sheets
Land Salesman Returns to
Omaha in High Dudgeon
Over Statements Wade
by, Young Couple.
- George A. Chrishian, lknd sales
man, wTio i 'is ""suing "Mrs. Marguerite
Gilchrist ("Peggy") Sellers, other
wise Mrs. James" A. Sellers, in mu
nicipal court for $816.44, returned to
Omaha yesterday in high dudgeon.
He was indignant over the state
ments which have ' been made by
Mrs. Sellers and "Jimmy" Sellers.
"Everybody who knows me knows
that this is blackmail," said Mr.
"But 1 do not want lo make anv
statement now. I will' say what I
have to say when the case comes
up for hearing," he added.
f ie. referred to the Sellers in
terms which . would not pass the
. Attorney MakesStatement.
Attorney W. H. Uatteroth, who
lias taken Air. Uinsman s case, lias
asked for publication of the follow
ing statement in' behalf of his client:
"The faVts will all conie out at the
trial, when Mr. Chrisman and his
witnesses tell their story. This is
l-simply another case of a woman get
ting money from a credulous, kind-
liearted, charitable old gentleman,
by telling him a hard luck story.
From what I know of Mr. Chris
man and his family connections, I
am satisfied there were no improp
er relations "Tietwe'en him and the
Sellei"6 woman, and that he was gen
erous to a fault, and even to two
faults when he- paid the hotel bill
of both Mr. -and Mrs. Sellers at the
Castle hotel; but -when he refused
to be generous to a third fault and
pay Marie Casey's bill at the Castle
hotel, then the trouble began to
brew and the Casey and Sellers
women began . to talk and appear
to be still engaged in that occupa
tion. But the truth will all come
out in court, and we have no fenr
as to the result of the lawsuit."
Explains Divorce Petition.
Mrs. Sellers has explained just
why she signed a divorce petition
which was filed against her husband
in district court 19 days ago.
"I knew that Jimmy would give
me a divorce if iAvanted it," she re
"Jimmy," her 21-year-old husbanj,
it develops, bought her new shoes
a new hat and other things, and she
made it plain that if she wanted a
(Continued on Van Two, Column Six.)
, to Make Speeches on
Trip Through State
Former Secretary of the Treasury
W. G. McAdoo will make rear plat
form speeches for the Victory loan
today on Union racihe passenger
train No. 6 on his journey east
through Nebraska. He will arrive
in Omaha at 5 o'clock this after
noon and may deliver an address
Arrangements for the series of
addresses were made late yesterdav
afternoon by State Chairman T. C.
Byrne of the loan committee, who
asked the former secretary if pos
sible to speak, ihe addresses will
be made at North Platte at 9:15, and
later at Kearney, Grand Island, Cen
tral City, Columbus, Schuyler, Fre
Whether Mr. McAdoo can remain
in Omaha for a speech is yet to be
Mitlt antra. TWO "!F,NTS
. 2.M: X W AjtJi-V 1
Tbe Bee.) A
was a -prominent ' member
A large part of the questions
asked witnesses and a majority of
the pleas of the attorneys dealt
with, this question.
-James Manahan of Minneapolis,
general attorney for the league, and
C. A. Sorenson of Lincoln, attorney
in this state of the league, repre
sented the plaintiff. M. F. Harring
ton of O'Neill, hy E. Jackson and
R. M. Kryger of this city repre
sented the defendants. n
IOWA HOUSE, 70
TO 34, CENSURES
Attempt to Impeach Governor
Defeated by Adoption of
Minority Report of
Des .Moines, April 17. Efforts to
impeach Gov. VV. L. Harding for his
part in -the Ratlin pardon case
were defeated in the Iowa house of
representatives early this morning,
when that body adopted a resolution
censuring the chief executive.
Without a record vpte, the house
adopted the judiciary committee's
minority report . for censure, after
substituting it for the . majority re
port, which recommended impeach
ment, by a vote of . 70 to ,34. with
four members absent rr not voting.
Final-action came shortly' before
I o'clock after nearly 15 hours of
heated debate iu which impeachment
advocates bitterly assailed the' gov
ernor while speakers in his defense
declared the pardon "an unwilful
mislake,"j warranting .only censure.
"Conclusions" of Report.
The "conclusions" of the minority
report arenas follows:
"First The evidence fails to show
that the governor was prompted by
any corrupt or uterior motive or
purpose in the granting of the par
don to Erntst Rathlun.
"SecondThat he acted hastily
and without making such investiga
tion as the importance of the mat
"Third That there is no evidence
in the record to show that Gov. W.
l,. Harding acted willully or was
guilty of misdemeanor or malfeas
ance, in his office.
"Fourth The reasons for the
granting of the pardon, given by the
governor in his report to lcgisla
ture on the 7th day of Feb
ruary, 1919, are insufficient to justify
his act and should not be approved
"Whereforer'we recommend, that
"this report be not approved and
that it is the sense of the house that
he be censured for his hasty -action
in granting said pardon and tnat a
copy of this report be communicated
to the governor by the chief clerk
of the house."
Havner's Case Next.
This ends the legislative investi
gation ot Governor Harding s ac
tion in pardoning Ernest Rathbun,
the young son of an Ida countv
farmer, who -was convicted of crim
inal assault and sentenced to life
imprisonment. the pardon was
granted last November.
The house will next take ud he
recommendations of the judiciary in
regard to Attorney General H. M.
Havner, whose methods in obtain
ing revocation of the pardon in Feb
ruary resulting in commitment of
young Rathbun to the reformatory,
have been investigated -by the com
Both majority and minority re
ports also have been presented to
the house in the case of Havner
The majority recommendation is for
complete exoneration, while the
minority report, declares Havner
guilty of misconduct and recom
mends his censure
Governor Harding 111.
GovvW. L. Harding, ill from dia
betes at his home here, received
only meager details of the debate in
the Iowa house of representatives
tonight in regards to recommenda
tions for his impeachment. -
Even intimate friends were barred
from the" sick room, on order of
the attending physician. Dr. C. R.
Shattes, who said it might be a week
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Relief Work' Will Bein fchargc
of Neutral ' Commission
Headed by Dr. Nansen, ,
Norwegian Explorer. "
Paris, April. 16 (Havas.)Th ;
allied governments, according to
the Temps, apparently have de-, '
cided not to wait beyond May 15 , .
for a definite answer from Ger
many as to" whether she will ign
or refuse to sign the peace treaty. ,
Paris, April 16. (By The '
Associated Press.) An agreement
was reached today by the associated x
powers to send food to Russia undet
neutral control, but the French rep- i
presentatives made several reserva
tions which will be considered to
morrow. It seems likely,- however,
that the objections will be overoome
and that the relief work will be
The agreement stipulates that the
bolsheyiki must cease hostilities. :
The relief work will be in charge
of a commission headed by Dr.' F.
Nansen, , the Norwegian explorer.
The other members will be citizen'
of Scandinavia and Switzerland.
- Discuss Form of Invitation.
The meeting of the delegates of'
the 18 powers this afternoon was
presided over by M. Clemenceau,'
who communicated to tnem tne aatc .. .
on which the Germans would be in
vited to be at Versailles.'
One question considered was
whether the invitation should per .'
issued in the name -of the council,
of five'or in the name of all the al
lied and associated powers reported
at the peace conference, ihe im
pression prevailing after the meet--
mg was that all snouio join m.iiie
The council of ei met after the .
meeting of the 18 powers and con
sidered the procedure to be adopted
at Versailles and also a numner. oi
collateral phases of the peace treaty
that had been referred to tne for
eign ministers. ....
Wilson Attends Council. '
The -council was held at the for ,
eign office at the call of the coun
cil of four. President Wilson was'
in attendance. The foreign min-
ister reported that various articles
of the treaty had been put Into the
hands of the drafting committee.
The remaining articles are to be
disposed of tomorrow. ' ... ; '
Two questions, one involving,,
slight addition to the military terms
and another concerning the payment .
of i allied soldiers in the occupied
territory, were referred to the su
preme war council. "
A meeting has been arranged be-'
tween financiers representing Hol
land,. - Denmark!"- Norway: Sweden
and Switzerland and the financial
section of the allied and associated.,
governments to enable the neutral?
to make arrangements with Ger
many for the renewal and Extension
of German credits maturing: in the
nearfuture. It alfo is planned to
arrange for thesj. neutrals to assist
in improving German exchange con
ditions so as to enable Germany tr
purchase food and raw material. .
McCormick Is Dead
Chicago, April 16. Robert San
derson McCormick, American dip
lomat and father of United States
Senator Medill McConnick of Illiv
nois and Robert R. McCormick, one,
of the editors of th, Chicago Trib-;.
une, died of pneumonia'today at hi?
home in Hinsdale, a suburb. Ill
health, whioh forced him to retire
as United States ambassador to
France in 1907, had been with hun
much of the time since. .
Sister of Mercy Dies of -Cancer;
Had Been Teacher
Sister Mary Monica Rast. age 44
years, died Wednesday t St. Cath
erines hospital wf cancer. She ha4
been a Sister of Mercy for 25 years
and had taught in nearly all of the
parochial schools of Omaha. Fu
neral services will be held Friday
morning at 10 o'clock at Mount St.
Marys chapel, Fifteenth -and Cas-'
telar-streets. Interment will be in
Holy Seoulcher cemetery. -
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Omaha Base. Hospital Nurses
Will Reach New York Today
New York, April 16. A radio
message received tonight from the
steamship Kaiserin August Victoria
said it would arrive in Ambrose
channel at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning. The vessel has on board
the 141st artillery, complete, to
gether with the nurses of base hos
pitals numbers 14, 23, 26, 31, 46. 49
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