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Sioux City, July 8. Leo L.
Covey of Cherokee, la., who was
seriously wounded at Chauteau
Thierry, has filed suit in federal
court here against the United States
government for $22,950 in collec
tion of his $10,000 war risk insur-
ancc policy and for damages alleged
to have been guaranteed him at the
- time of his enlistment if he was
' totally disabled. ,
The case is notable in that it is
said to be the first time in the
' history of the United States that
suit has ever been filed against the
United States by a soldier. The war
' risk' insurance act provides such
suits may be brought and Covey
claims he has been unable to make
, any kind of settlement with the
Covey- enlisted- in the infantry
March 21. 1918, and served in the
army until honorably discharged
"June 5, .1918, because of wounds re
ceived at Chauteau Thierry.
BAKER REBUFFS TOO
New York, July 8. Secretary of
iVVar Baker introduced himself to
one of his colonels while awaiting
President Wilson's debarkation
from the transport George Wash
ington in a manner that probably
will help the officer remember his
chief for many a day.
Mr.,,Baker was chatting with a
, group of reporters at the gang-
plank when the colonel hurried for
vward and giving the secretary a
brusque push, said:
"You can't stand here. You must
get behind the barrier with the rest.
This passageway must be kept
clear." , ,
"I happen to "be-the secretary of
war," Mr. Baker answered in icy
. tones, "Mid these gentlemen are my
friends, who have been all day with
the official party. I think we will
. They did. The colonel, who
"." " grew very red in the face, saluted
and did not
GOVERNOR SIGNS' HANGING
BILL IN MISSOURI.
Jefferson City, July 8. Gov. Fred
erick D. Gardner has signed the cap-i-
; ittl punishment law passed by the
1 senate of the Missouri legislature.
! The law becomes effective Octobers
' 6; or 90 days from date. As finally
enacted the capital punishment law
' restores the death penalty by hang
' ing in Missouri. Capital punish
ment was abolished by the legisla
ture of 1917.
I. W. W. BACK UP
"ONE BIG UNION" IDEA.
Butte, Mont., Jufor 8.-The One
, . llig Union convention holding its
' final session here chose Great Falls,
Mont., as the place for the next
convention, which' will be held be
fore October. At that time it is
" planned to effect - permanent or
ganiZation and delegates from all
parts of the country are expected
to be in attendance, it was an
i nounced. v"-. ' v
' .- A resolution .demanding that the
' United States government imme
diately withdraw troopafrom Rus
sia and recognize the soviet govern
ment of Russia, was carried by ac
clamation, amid enthusiasm.
The constitution o the Canadian
One Big Union convention, with its
' " preamble, was adopted almost word
for word, the principal change being
- " in the amount of pay provided for
members of the executive commit
tee. -The Industrial Workers of the
World was represented by com
mittee and members of the organiza-
' tion took a prominent part in the
- ' sessions, industrial woncers ot tne
World organizers from outside the
state also were present.
CANT GET RUM FOR "
CREW OF DIRIGIBLE.
Mineola, N. Y July 8. Maj. G.
H. Scott,' commander of the giant
y British dirgible R-34, informed the
crew that the start of the return
voyage to 'Great Britain scheduled
for dawn Wednesday would be de
layed-at least 18 and possibly 24
' hours, .; '
This action was taken after re
ceipt from the vweather bureau at
Washington of" reports showing
' that favorable southwest current
protably would set in along the
Atlantic coast north of New York
Thursday and Friday. , '
The, dirigible again narrowly es
caped serious injury , Wednesday
evening. v. :
' Naval officials in charge of the
ship have been requested to obtain
the following rations for the re-
200 pounds of bread, 125 pounds
of cooled meat, 45 pounds of cooked
potatoes, 36 pounds of i sweet choco
late, six pounds of tea, pound cike,
.. sugar, butter and a few sundries.
One "sundry" which the depart-
mcnt as yet has been unable to sup-j
ply is $250 worth of rum.
WALK TO GET LOCAL COLOR
FOR FICTION AND POETRY
A jaunt, on foot across the conti-J
nent to gam -local color tor Action
and poetry sounds absurd in, these
days of commercial greed, but this
is just why Ernest Walsh and AflTert
Powers, young California universi
ty men, who arrived in Omaha yes-
terday after a five-week walk from
San Francisco, started on their, long
Powers hopes to write -on the hu
mourous side of his experiences,
y when he arrives in New York;
Walsh carries a note book and jots
... down verses as the spirit moves
'him. '-. ' " - - '
"Our greatest trouble is to ex
plain to motorists along the road
who insist on picking us up that
we prefer to walk," declared Walsh.
"We are taking our time and al
though New York is ostensibly our
s objective,, we really .don't care if
we never arrive there."
. The two young men are stopping
- ' temporarily at the Omaha Athtfrtic
club. They will continue their jour
' ? .ley eastward in a day or so. r
Washington, July 8.-Postmaster
General Burleson today declared
there was no foundation for reports
that he. had sent" hi resignation to
l iesjdent .VV llsoa. , ,
VOL. 49 NO. 18.
"That's the Man," Miss
Kroupa Screams, When Ne
gro Captured Near Scene of
Assault Taken to Her Home.
PARENTS oTmRL TRY
' T0 KILL ACCUSED MAN
Suspect Closely Guarded and
Lodged in County Jail 'to
Prevent Threatened Lynch
ing; Asserts He Is Innocent.
Ira Johnson, negro, 28 years old,
was captured inthe railroad yards
at Gibson yesterday and positively
identified by Miss Bessie Kroupa,
19 years old, as the man who crim
inally assaulted her Monday after
noon at Tenth and B streets after
binding her hands and feet and gag
"That's himl That's the man I"
she screamed, when Johnson' was
taken before her at her home, 4113
South Ninth street. (
J. E. Kroupa, father of the girl,
rushed at Johnson with a drawn re
volver in an effort to avenge the at
tack on his daughter. Police held
Mrs. Kroupa, the mother, lunged
at the negro with a butcher knife.
Police Save Negro.
Police saved Johnson from being
Neighbors rushed to the Kroupa
home when the news of the capture
spread.' Ropes were in evidence.
Police hurried the negro Jo a wait
ing automobile and drove away be
fore the mob jcould get to him-
Guardinsr tne negro- were Detec
tives Hagerman. Dolan, Murphy and.
Lundeen. They were met by an
other police car carrying Chief of
Police Eberstein, and forced to re
turn to the Kroupa home for a
Kroupa met the car with a shot
gun. . "I'll kill himl" he shouted.
Detectives disarmed him. ' Miss
Kroupa again identified him.
Johnson refused to admit the as
Captured Near Kroupa Home- ;
The negro was" captured in the
railroad yards near Gibson not far
from the Kroupa home and but a
short distance from the spot where
the attack occurred.
He was feigning sleep fn a bunk
car when the police came upon him.
"I'm not the man," ' he pleaded,
when he caught sight of the detec
"I know what you want: but I m
A shirt stained with blood was
found near Johnsonis bunk.
in the tace ot tne girl s positive
identification, Chief of Police Eber
stein slated afterwards that Johnson
was the wrong man.
" Johnson Answers Description
After the negro had been ques
tioned by Capt. John Dunn and the
police chief, the chief was asked,
"Did he confess?
"He's the wrong man," the chief
answered.1 He would make no fur
. Johnson answers in every detail
the description given by Miss
Kroupa yesterday of her assailant
The points she described , were singular.-'
She said he had a pock
marked face, blue suit, black hat,
(Contlaned on Page Two. Column Six.)
Man Arrested inxBrown
Raid Is Discharged
v by District Judge
; District Judge Redick, yesterday
afternoon discharged William A.
Willians, one of the men arrested at
2106 Cass street, the night the flats
belonging to M"rs. Thomas Brown
were raided by police several weeks
: Williams was married June, 24 to
Miss Wilmajfceed, a young woman
who lived at the same address.
; Williams was fined $50 in police
court folowing the raid and his ar
rest. He immediately appealed the
case to the district court and Judge
Redick discharged him without even
going to trial.
ent to represent the city and express
ed the, ear that the newspapers
would heap criticism on htm and the
city administration if Williams were
discharged. He didn't seem to think
the city had much of a case but he
cidn t want to .run any risk of cnti
cism. He told Judge Redick so.
."Well,. I'll take theresponsibility
because I think there is no reasoii
under the law for prosecuting this
young man,, especially since he and
Miss Keed are-married.
Williams who is employed in a
refreshment parlor"1 in tKe Athletic
club building, said he is considering
starting action against the police for
arresting him. He said his wife still
lives at IIUO Cass street.
OMAHA, THE GATE
Enteral M wm4Iin nttttr May It, l
OaU f. 0. nfr .it fMarek a.
MAY USE liQUOR
STATE WENT DRY
Supreme Court Reverses Judg
ment Relating to House
Lincoln, Neb.JuIy 8. The mod
erate use of liquor as a bevarage
by householders in Nebraska, if
purchased before the prohibition
law went into effect, is legal, ac
cording to a decision handed down
by the Nebraska supreme court to
day, which reversed the judgment
of the district court of Richardsqn
county in the case of Mhe state
against Paul Hempel of Falls City,
Hempel was arrested at Falls
City, May, 1917, for having a Jarge
amount of liquor in his possession
and the justice court fined him $100
and costs. Ihe district court af
firriTfd the decision and it was taken
to the supreme court. Tha decision
handed down today says in part:
Wt find nothing in the constitu
tional amendment of the statute
which prohibits a householder who
is lawfully in possession of intoxi
cating, liquor from moderately using
the same as a beverage."
Announce Determination to
Keep on Fighting Until
Whole Question Is Settled.
Washington. July 8. The house.
by adopting, 235 to 59, a special rule
for immediate consideration of pro
hibition enforcement legislation, in
dicated sufficient votes to'enact the
measure without the 12 hours of
general debate allotted members
anxious to speak for and against its
But despite this big majority and
the1 promise by Chairman Volstead
of 'the judiciary committee that all
of the time set aside might not be
used, indications were that a vote
on the bill itself will not be reached
this Week. Every effort was made
Tuesday .by. anti-prohibitionists to
delay consideration by 'claims of no.
quorum, demands for rolls and forc
ing the reading, word by word, of
the printed text of the bill.
All these attempts at delay were
accepted with good grace hy the
majority until Representative Sab
both, Illinjois, and Representative"
Caldwell, New York, both demo
crats, brought a protest from mem1
bers, who declared they were en
deavoring by dilatory tactics to
slow up the proceedings. Less than
two of the 12 hours for debate had
been used when the house ad
journed, to resume consideration
Thursday, Wednesday being calen-"
dar day. .
No attempt was made to split the
bill so as to take out the first part
relating7 solely to enforcement of
wartime prohibition with a view to
its early passage. : This, however,
will be done later, and while mem
bers fighting for modification or re
peal of the wartime act are hope
lessly in the minority, they an
nounced their determination to keep
on fighting until the whole question
of enforcement legislation was set
tled in the house.
Haywood, I.W.W. Hed,
To-Be Released From
the Federal Penitentiary
Chicago, July 8. Bonds for the
release of William D. 'Haywood,
leader of the 93 I. W. W.'s con
victed before Federal Judge Landis
here last August, have been ap
proved by United States . District
Attorney Charles F. Clyne and the
court of -appeals. , -
Haywood was sentenced' to twen
ty years in the federal penitentiary
and fined $30,000 last Octoberby
Judge Landis following a verdict of
guilty against him and his co-defendants
by a jury on August 24.
He is the fifteenth out of the 93 to
be released on bonds pending the
appeal, oAtheir cases to the .United
States- circuit court of appeals.
Britain PaysJTribute :
To; Memory of Captain
' Executed by Germans
London, July 8. A national trib
ute of honor was paid today to. the
memory of Captain Charles Fryatt,
....A.J 1 U . C - " Irtt
attempting to ram a U-boat, by
a national memorial service at St.
Paul's cathedral. The ceremonies
were generally a repetition of those
in memory of Miss Edith Cavell,
wh6 also was executed by the Ger
John Fox, Jr., Novelist, ,
Dies at His Virginia Home
Knoxville, Tenn., July John
Fox, jr., well known novelist, .died
at his home at Big Stone Gap, Va..
Tuesday, after a brief illness of
pneumonia. Mr. Fox was one of
America's most popular writers of
fiction. He was born in Bourbon
couatyi" Kentucky, 56 years ago,
CITY OF THE WEST,
OMAHA,. WEDNESDAY, JULY
NEW YORK EXTENDS HEARTY WELCOME; .
DAUGHTERS GREET FATHER AT DOCK;
NAVY ESCORTS PRESIDENTIAL DARK
Spent Last Hours of Home
coming Voyage From France
in Witnessing the Majestic
Naval Spectacle in Honor
of His Return to the Shores
of the United States. ,
On Board the U. S. S. George
Washington, July 8. (By the As
sociated Press.) President Wilson
spent the last hours of his second
homecoming oyage from France
in witnessing among other things
from the captain's bridge, the m.
jestic naval spectacle in his honor
and. waving and bowincr acknow
ledgments as the great guns of the
dreadnaughts belched forth their
At 8 o'clock Tuesday morning the
presidential fleet passed lightship
NY-2, 28 miles east of Ambrose
channel. The weather was clear
and bracing, with the sea lightly
rippled, the sky clear, and a cool
southerly breeze blowing the same
ideal weather that has followed the
presfdent across the ocean.
At , 9 o'clock six black spots high
in. the air came in sight off ahead.
Soon they grew in size and gave a
hoarse roar as the outlines of six big
naval hydroairplanes came into view,
bringing the first greeting from land.
They wheeled and circled over the
ship, their pilots waving welcomes.
Toward 10 o'clock the fleet of
dreadnaughts and destroyers to
meet the president was sighted. It
was a stirring scene as they came on
perfectly aligned, with the dread
naughts in double column and the
destroyers stretching away as far
as the eye could see.
Ahead orf starboard came the
Pennsylvania, flying, the flag of the
secetary' of the navy,- followed by
the Delaware. Off to the port the
Utah led the way, followed by the
North Dakota. '-As they came
abreast, the great guns of the dread
naughts thundered out their presi
dential salue, while long lines of
white-clad sailors manned the rails
and decks. ,
Now the harbor craft began'to
appear, the cheering, shouting and
waving was redoubled and the decks
of , the George Washington fairly
shook as the several - thousand
greeted the Statue of Liberty as it
loomed out of the mist ahead.
START TRIAL OF
ROY EMERSON ON
Jury Selected to Decide Guilt
oj Innocence of Man Ac
cused of , Murder of
Mount Ayr, la., July 8. (Special
Telegram.) District Judge Homer
Fuller continued the session of
court today more than an hour in
order to complete the selection of
the jury ' to try Roy Emerson,
charged with first-degree murder.
The information charges that Era
ersofr killed his mother, Mrs. Kate
Emerson, May 6 and threw the body
down an elevator shaft irT""the
building in- which they jointly ran
an undertaking establishment in
Creston, la. ' v
Forty-five talesmen were exam
ined before the 12 men to decide the
guilt or innocence of the accused
were selected. Introduction of evi
dence on the part of the state will
start Wednesday morning. - The
jurors were examined for the state
by F. F. Fuller and for the deTense
by R. H. Spence.
Throughout the examination Em
erson exhibited a calm, cool de
njeanor. He was apparently great
ly interested in the selection of the
jury and watched the proceedings
closely. His- wife constantly kept
her eyes on the . faces o the men
All of the men selected are mar
ried. The Snen released were fa
miliar with the accounts of the mur
der as published in the newspapers.
: The jury consists of one live stock
and grain dealer, W. D. Harring
ton; a ral estate dealer, K. V. Hal
dom; a tinner, Guy Copp, and nine
farmers, F. S. Gibbs, Bert Perkins,
R. S. Thomas. N. H. Michael, Carl
Showalter, P.' J. Price, T. H. Mur
lenix, John Thompson and A. R.
p.:,j - -
Emerso'r?s first act on entering
tVi. miirtrnnm at th trmrnino- ses-
sion was. to walk over to his wife
and kiss her affectionately.
Appoint Commission to
Report on Fiume Trouble
Paris, July 8. (By the Associated
Press) The council of five has ap
pointed an inter-allied commission
to investigate the recent troubles in
Fiume and other Adriatic ports be
tween Italian and .other allied
soldiers of. the forces, of occupa
tion, " '-
OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
WHEN IN EUROPE,
HE TELLS HEARERS
New York, July 8. The full text
of President Wilson's speech at
Carnegie- hall follows: x
- I am not going to trythis after
noon td make you a real speech.
I am a bit alarmed to find how
Y many speeches I have in my sys
tem undelivered, but they are all
speeches that come from the mind
-and I want to say to you this af
ternoon only a few words from
the heart. .
You have made me deeply hap
py by the. generous welcome you
nave extended to me, but I no
not believed that the welcome
you extend to me is half as great
as thatwhich I extend to you.
Why, Jerseyman though I am,
this is the first time I ever
thought that Hoboken was beauti
ful." I have really, though I have
tried on the other side of the wa
ter to conceal it, been the most
homesick .man in the American
expeditionary force, and it is with
feelings that it would be vain for
me to try to express that I find
myself in this T)tloved country
again. I, do not say that because
lack in admiration of other coun
tries. Homesickness Softened.
Tnere have been many things
that softerfed my homesickness.
One of the chief things that soft
ened it was the very generous
welcome that they extended to me
as your representative on the oth
er side of the water. And it was
v still more softened by the pride
that I have of her true character.
I fvas welcome because they
' had seen with their own eyes
what Amric had done Aor the
world. They had deemed her
selfish. They had deemed her de
jroted to material interests. And
trley have seen her boys come
across the water with a vision
Cven more beautiful than which
they conceived when they had en
tertained dreams of liberty and
And then I had the added pride
of finding out by personal obser
vation the kind of men .we had
(Continued oa Par Two, Colnron One.)
Denver, July 8. With 1,160 strik
ing employes of the Denver tram
way .refusing to. return to their
posts under the reduced wage scale,
the city Tuesday endeavored to
cope with the situation with the is
suance of more than 300 jitney busn
lines. During the rush work Hour,
22 lines were established and each
passenger hauled for the usual five
cents. Mayor Dewey C. Bailey de
clared that the city would take no
sides in the controversy.
Denver, July 8. Judge Ben B.
Lindsey has 'obtained permission
from the state supreme court to ap
peal to the United States supreme
court from the recent decision of
the state supreme court sustaining
a fine of $500 against him on a con
Washington, July 8. Representa
tives from state and county granges
appeared before a subcommittee of
the house postoffice committee in
support of a resolution by Repre
sentative Gould, New York,' which
would direct the postmaster gen
eral to restore "rtfral delivery mail
routes changed recently. ' ' m
Columbus, O., July 8. Sixty mil
lion dollars is the sum necessary for
the- evangelization of , Latin-America,
is the. opinion of church experts
here in attendance on the Method
ist centenary celebration. They have
asked the Methodist church
America to raise $40,000,000.
Sacramento,' Cal., July 8. The
medal of Queen Elizabeth, the per
sonal decoration of the' queen oi
the Belgians, i was received here
with letters from the Belgian le
with letters from the eBlgian le
gation at Washington and a brevet
from the- fielgian minister of foreign
affairs conferring-it upon Mrs. "Ben
S. Allen, who, so far as can be learn
ed, is the first American woman to
undergo shell fire during the Euro
pean war. (,
Juarez, July 8. Airplanes recently
sent norh from Mexico City have
been used effectively against Villa
followers between Santa Rosalia
k"4 Pi.,ar Conchos, according to offi
London, July 8. The board of
trade announced that . the evidence
given secretly at the inquiry into
the sinking of th Lusitania will be
Chicago, July 8. Two men were
killed and nine others wounded
Tuesday night in a riot resulting
from the gathering of strikers -it the
plaftt of the Corn Products Refin
ing company at Argo. III. The fight
ing followed the arrival of a squad
of special policemen. w
Nubs of News
By Mall (I yurl. Dally. M.Si: Saadus II.Mt
Dally aatf Saa., KM: autilda Nak. aailaat nixf.
Vice President, Cabinet Mem
bers, Governor Smith, Mayor
Hylan and Other Members of
Official ComnMee Meet
Wilson as He Debarks in
New York, July 8. President
Wilson returned to the United
States Tuesday and in his first
speech delivered on American soil
since the peace treaty was signed
declared that the peace concluded
at Paris was "a just peace which, if
it can be preserved, will safeguard
the world from unnecessary blood
shed." The president arrived at the Ho
boken army pier shortly before 3
o'clock. The army transport George
Washington, on which he sailed
from Brest, was escorted up the
bay by the battleship Pennsylvania
and more than a score of destroyers
and smaller naval craft. On the
New Jersey shcre, the state which
first honored Mr. Wilsot with a
political office, were massed 10,000
school children who 'welcomed the
chief executive of the nation with
the- strains of the national anthem.
Children Greet President
Through the lines of the children,
all dressed in white, the president
passed to the ferry which carried
him to the Manhattan side of "the
river. He arrived in New York at
4:15 where he was greeted by the
official reception committee, headed
by Governor Smith and Mayor
From the ferry terminal to Carne
gie hall, a distance of about three
miles, the presidential party passed
through streets lined with cheering
thousands of men, women and
children, who thronged the side
walks and filled ,; every available
window and roof top.
Frpmthe upper windows of the
business skyscrape&s great showers
of confetti rained upon the president
an4 Mrs. Wilson, literally millions
of scraps of paper floating through
the air carrying this motto:
"Everybody's business. stand
by our government. To helo the
soldier get a' job. To help - crush
The head of the procession was
formed by several companies of
(Continued on Face Two, Column Fonr.)
SENATE READY TO
Take Up Bitterly Con
tested Question of Its Rati
fication With Public Pres
ent to Hear Discussion.
Washington, July 8. The senate
made ready Tuesday to receive the
peace treaty from President Wilson
and to take up without delay, and
in the open, the, bitterly contested
quesion of its ratification.
In disregard of precedent, it was
voted unanimously to open the
doors to the public when the presi
dent makes his address Thursday,
submitting the treaty and asking for
its acceptance. To the same pur
pose plans were made by the leaders
to rush the document to the printer
and to circulate many thousands of
copies for the information of the
country. , . '
He'ard in Open session. t
The decision to hear the presi
dent in open session was reached
withbut suggestion from him, al
though it was understood to square
fwith his desires. A senate order to
provide for the session was submit
ted by Chairman Lodge of the for
eign relations committee, after he
had confirmed at the White House
published reports that Mr. Wilsn
wished to appear Thursday. It was
adopted without discussion and
without a dissenting vote.
. The order also provided that
five senators be named to. receive
the president on his arrival at the
capitol and to conduct him to the
senate chamber. The chair
selected five ranking members of
the foreign relations committee,
Senators Lodge, s Massachusetts;
McCumber, North Dakota and
Borah, Idaho; republicans and
Hitchcock, Nebraska, and Williams,
. Bitterly Oppose League. .
Of these. Senators Lodge and
Borah are bitterly opposed to the
league, of nations covenant, while
the other three are supporting it
Senator Borh has repeatedly
criticised President Wilson's prac
tice of delivering his message to
congress in person and always has
absented himsetf upon those occa
sions. -He announced he would
serve on the reception committee..
Open sessions during the entire
ratification debate are expected by
the leaders oa both sides.
RULER. OF ELKS
' H Hi .
Frank L Rain, 'Fairbury, De
feats Broojdyn Man for
Atlantic'- City, N. J.,' July 8.
Frank L. Rain, Fairbury, Neb., was
elected this afternoon grand exalted
ruler of the Benevolent and Protec
tive Order of Elks.f He-defeated Al
bert Brophy of Brooklyn.
Among other officers elected are:
Grand esteemed lecturing knight,
C. C. Bradley, Portland, Ore.; grand
secretary, Fred. B. Robinson, Du
buque, la.; grand treasurer, Pat
Brennan. Dallas, Tex.
Chicago was choeen for the 1920
convention. 1 ,
A cablegram Tead from General
Pershing wasreeted with applause.
The message said:
"Thanks for your invitation, but
shall be unable to attend the con
vention this year, Please extend to
assembled Elks my cordial feelings
and best wishes." v " ,
LIFE EBBS AWAY -.WHILE-WAITING
FOR POLICE AID
No-ulmotor Available for Use
on Man Who Drowned
Himself , in Cistern.
John Rhtedin, 49 years old, 1516
Canton street, temporarily unbalanc
ed because pf drink, according to
his family, plunged into a cistern in
his back yard last night, and al
though his body was taken from the
water within 10 minutes, the police
department had no doctor on the
scene to care for him; no pulmotor
was available and Rhedin died in
St. Joseph's hospital 15 minutes af
ter ht was taken from the water. .
At 8:45 o'clock a call came into
Central station that an old ,man had
jumped into a cistern. Thc address
was taken as 1516 Charles street, in
stead of 15J6 Canton streets
Sent to Wrong Place.
Officers Coffey, Hughes and (Ha
ley were sent in the patrol with
grappling hooks and found there
was no such number on Charles
street as that given. After telephon
ing twice they learned the right ad
dress was 1516 Canton. street, Mean
time Doctor Fellman had started for
"1516 Charles street" but trussed the
Rhedin was hauled out of. the
cistern b yhis oldest soh, John, 'jr.
and V. Christensen, a neighbor.
The Rhedin s again called the police
station and an emergency car was
sent to the scene with Officers
Thestrup, Herdzina nd Palmtag
but no- doctor.
Dr. Shook was called on the tele
phone but by the time he was able
to get there,' the emergency car had
started With Rhedin to St. Josephs
- Work of No Avail.
On the way the emergency car
passe(J the patrol at Thirteenth and
Frederick streets. Rhedin. was taken
from the car and placed on a
stretcher in the street where Officer
Hughes worked over him for a few
minutes. Rhedin was then replaced
into the patrol wagon and taken to
St. Josephs hospital.
Doctors J. C. Hagin and Maurice
Howard worked over Rhedin there
for"20 minuses in vain. . -
John Rhedin, jr. was highly in
censed over "the action of the ptf
lice. "My father was in the water only
six or eight "minutes," he said, "we
called four times for a doctor and a
pulmotor and th. police sent us
three officers in a touring car but
no doctor nor pulmotor. I am sure
my, father's (ife would have been
saved if the proper care of him had
been taken after he was rescued."
Slain Girl Was About I
. to Become a Mother,
Police Autopsy Shows
' " v.. - '
Los Angeles, July 8, Following
an autopsy and inquest over the
body of Frieda Lesser, his fiancee,
who he admits he slew at a lonely
spot in Topango canyon, near here,
last Friday night, Harry S. New,
who claims to be the son of United
States Senator Harry S. New of
Indiana, was .arraigned before Jus
tice of the Peace Howard Hinshaw
Tuesday on a charge of first-degree
murder. He will plead next Mon
day morning. -
Although County Autopsy Sur
geon A. F. Wagner failed to include
in . his report whether the young
woman , was - expectant of mother
hood, Dr. A. O. Sawyer, a physician
retained by, New's attorney, John
Richardson, after examining the
body in Dr. Wagner's presence, de
clared such was the case. Dr. Wag
ner refused to confirm of'deny the
truth of Dr. Sawyer's findings.
War Department to Sell
Surplus Supply of Sugar
Washington, July 8. Sale of 21,
000,000 pounds of surplus sugar now
held by the War department has
been authorized at a minimum price
to be fixed by the United States
Sugar Equalization board1 to cover
the cost to the government. The
only conditipn of sale will be' that
jiopt' of this stock may be exported.
THE WEATHER i (
Generally fair and con
tinued 'warm Wednesday
Hourly tnipratfera: . , ',
5 a. m.
7 a. m...
10 a. m
It a. n
r p. ni... at
S p. mi.
I d. m.,
i p. m. i.
p. m.. . ,
T p. tn.y..
S p. at....
TO STAN IF
Only Gigantic Military Ma
chine, With Machine Guns,
and Leaders' Imprisonment,
Can Overthrow It Dunne, i ;
AMERICAN DELEGATES - .
.BACK FRONT EUROPE
Were Sent Abroad by Irish So-
cieties of United States to -
RE PUD LI C
Intercede for Emerald Isle ;
at thV Peace Table, J : ;
: 1 " ' -
New York, July 8. Only a gigan
tic military machine, equipped with
machine guns and armored cars," ',
and "imprisonment of their trusted , ,s.
leaders" can preveitr the "full opr- ',"
ation of a republican government in
Ireland," Edward F. Dunne, former (
governor of Illinois, and one" of
three American delegates sent ;
ahroad by the Irish societies of i
America to intercede in behalf of :
Ireland at the peace conference, de-
clared upon his arrival here. 'With 1
Mr. Dunne came Fran P.. Walsh,
another of the delegates, who also V
issued a' statement predicting early'
success of the 'Jrish republic"
cause. " . " . ." . t
The two delegates were given an
enthusiastic reception, by a crowd
of several hundred persons. The .
delegates drove immediately .to the
hotel where Eamonn de Valera.thet
president of the Irish republic." is v
stopping and were received by him,'
Later they Vwere Mr. De Valera's
guests at luncheon.
' Case Being Ignored. ' i I.
"We are satisfied that our mis ;"
sion acomplished yjnost.if not allj
that we set out jto( achieve," Mr.
Dunne' said. ' ,t
'The case of Ireland" before the
world's peace conference was being
deliberately ignored priorv to our -,
arrival in Paris. ; '-.
"Upon our insistence, liowever. ;
that if must be considered,, the '
American commission made repre- "
sentations to the British prime ,
minister urging that , it should ' re-
ceive prompt consideration;- The
British prime minister thereupon -i
expressed a desire to meet us in j
conference and pending the iixing"
of a date for this conference, gave '
us diplomatic passports to visit r
Ireland expressing a desire that we ,
should visit all portions" I of that r
country, including Belfast.V
Forced Open Discussion.
"We went to Ireland and thus
were able' to give to President Wil-.
son, the .American Commission and
to the world a true unvarnished
story of Englisff atrpcities and mili- C
tarV misrule in Ireland. We com
pelled the castle authoritief in
Dublin and finally ; the whole
English and Irish press to. take upS
and discuss openly the scandal of .
military occupation and oppression. ;
"W,e compelled them - to admit' .
that the right of trial by jury, the
right of habeas corpus and all the
other safeguards usually thrown
around a people in civilized coun- "
tries had been overthrown in Ire
land and that British domination
was sustained only by the presence
of an enormous army of occupation ;
equipped with all the murderous
weapons of actual modern warfare. -
"We are confident' of the out
come. Eighty' per cent of the peo
pie of Ireland demand a republic,
and are endeavoring to function aV
a republic and its people will not be
content with anything but & repub-
!ic."v 1 -;'!" - '
Peace Council Agrees ';
To Support- Finnish v
Forces Against Reds
v - : ' " ' , .
Paris, July 8. Approval ol a plan ii
for a concert attack upon Petro
grad by Finnish troops and the,"
forces of the Kolchak government v
atOmsk was given today ' by the V
council of five. : ;. - "
' A joint note has been sent the mil
itary attaches oi the -United States, ,
Great Britain, France and Italy at
Helsingfors instructing them to sup
port the Finnish government if it de-"-
cided to accede to tth, request of
Admiral Kolchak to assist him in the
campaign. - - " ;. -
The action " of ' the allies Iri
suppoting the Finns is regarded as '
equivalent to ' assurances that they
will see the Kolchak movement car-
Pershing to Participate" r
.-'j in Celebration in London
, Paris, July 8. General Pershiogft
will ' accompany " a detachment of
3,200 American troops, who will go i
to London to take part in the vie.
tory celebration there July 19. The
visit of the soldiers to London may"
be prolonged until July 26. t '
Ure Acting Mayor.
Mayor, Smith "has gone to Fair
mont, 'Minn., on a vacation, "pty
Commissioner Ure is acting mayor
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