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OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDE OPPORTUNITIES.
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GETS FIRST HAIRCUT
IN HALF A CENTURY.
Montreal, July 16. J. A. Cho
fett's hair and beard of nearly half
a century's growth fell to the floor
of a barber's shop here when the
veteran W the Franco-Prussian war
-of 1870 lischarged his vow of 48
years ago never to have his hair
cut until Alsace-Lorraine was re
deemed from the Prussians. Mr.
Cholett left the shop with close
cropped head and an imperial after
the style of Napoleon Illy
PRINCE OF WALES WILL
SAIL FOR U. S. AUGUST 5.
London," July 16. (Via Montreal.)
The prince of Wales will leave
for Canada on the battleship Re
nown August 5, it was officially an
nounced here today.
MORAL LAXNESS OF WIFE
CHARGED BY OFFICER.
Oakland, Cal., July 16. Traced
across the continent from New
York, where they are both alleged
to have abandoned families with
small children, Violet Deegan, wife
of Maj. William F. Deegan of the
United States army, and Albert W.
Crouch, a naval architect, have
been located in Oakland after many
months of searching, and legal pro
ceedings started against them.
With the institution of a $25,000
alienation of affection damage suit
in the Alameda county superior
court against Albert W. Crouch by
Major Deegan, a scandal extending
across the United States and in
volving charges of desertion, fraud
and moral laxness has been exposed.
The army officeralleges that his
wife deserted him and their 2-year-old
child and has been living with
Crouch as wife ever since. The
complaipt recites that Mrs. Deegan
assumed the name of Violet Crouch
upon her arrival in Oakland and as
such has been living with Albert
SAUCE FOR GOOSE NOT
SAUCE FOR THE GANDER.
Dublin, July 16. The wave of
scorn against Sir Edward Carson
sweeping nor.-Ulsterite Ireland because-
of his belligerent Orange day
speech found defiant expression in
court at Athlone when James
O'Meara, sentenced to three months
at hard labor for "unlawful drill
"Carson is not punished for his
advocacy of drilling in Ulster so
why should I be punished for the
same offense in the Irish republic?"
This argument availed the pris
oner naught, however.
SLEEK AND AFFABLE.
London, July 15. It was a sleek
and affable John J. Pershing who
Jovially greeted American corre
spondents in his suite at the Carlton
hotel on his second visit to London.
The American commander-in-chief
was exceedingly courteous to news
' paper men, throwing aside all for
mality and chatting with them for
nearly an hour. His attitude was
much different from that shown to
correspondents while in France.
v General Pershing has gained
greatly til weight, arriving from the
army of occupation at least 30
pounds heavier than he was during
the Mexican campaign,' when he was
in the pink of condition.
His present ruddy, fat chetfcs and
hi almost rotund frame compare
oddly with his appearance in those
days of the hard chase. after Villa;
they fIiow, incidentally, that Itfe in
France agrees with the general.
CROKER'S WIFE JEWESS;
NOT INDIAN PRINCESS.
New York, July 16. An inquiry
into the genealogy of Mrs. Richard
Croker. sr., in connection with suits
brought against the former Tam
many chief by his three children, is
said to have shown that Mrs. Croker
is not a Chefokee princess, as she
claimed, and that sne was born in
Oklahoma of Hebrew parentage.
. The suits brought by Ethel, How
ard and Richard Croker, jr., against
their father seek to enforce a divi
sion of the $320,000 estate of the first
Mrs. Croker, who died about two
months before his second marriage.
DRINKS ARE ON US,
GRATEFUL YANKS SAY.
Washington, July 16. Two young
soldiers, one minus an arm and the
other crippled in his leg, because of
wounds received in the battle of the
Somm', John J. Ridgway and R. D.
drowning, both of Philadelphia, saw
President Wilson and thanked him
for vetoing the sundry civil appro
priation till because of inadequate
provision for the rehabilitation of
The soldiers were the official rep
resentatives of the Disabled Sol
diers. Sailors and Marine society,
bearing the thanks of that organiza
tion to the president
Coming down on the train they
told a map"sitting in the seat next
to their, that they had telephoned
Tumulty and arranged to see the
president When they left the
president's office their companion
on the train greeted them.
"I'm Mr. Tumulty, boys," he
said. "Say," remarked one of the
doughboys, "don't you think we owe
someone a drink?"
BIG THANK OFFERING
GIVEN TO' GOVERNMENT.
London, July 16. A wealthy man
of London, who signs himself sim
rly as "F. S. T." has written to one
of the newspapers, declaring his in
tention to subscribe to the Victory
loan in the sum of $750,000 and then
turn the bonds back to he govern
ment for immediate cancellation.
"Today, on the eve of peace,"
writes F. S. T., "we are faced with
another crisis, less obvious but none
the less searching. The whole coun
try is exhausted.
"The wealthy classes know the
danger of the present debt. Let
them impose upon themselves, each
as he is able, a voluntary levy. I
1 give one-fifth of my estate as a
thank offering in the firm conviction
that never again shall we have such
a chance of giving our country tha:
form pf help which is so vital as the
Publication of this novel form of
subscription to the , loan instantly
afoused the public, and ail sorts of
'opinions were expressed. But it
does not seem popular with the prof
iteers, since cone has taken the hint.
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Conservative Members of
Prohibition Faction in House
Set Out to Curb Radical At
tempt at Drastic Measure.
REVULSION OF FEELING ,
FEARED IN COUNTRY
Certain to Invite Defeat in
Senate and Possibly Presi
dential Veto Unless Wise
Counsel and Action Obtain.
Washington, July 16. Conserva
tive members of the prohibition fac
tion in the house set out Wednes
day to curb what they described as
radical attempts to make the pend
ing enforcement bill so drastic that
it might create a revulsion of feel
ing throughout the country on the
whole questioivof liquor drinking.
Warning was given by the con
servatives that if the radical element
went too far and added other severe
restrictions they would be certain to
invite defeat in the senate and pos
sibly find all of their work thrown
out by a presidential veto.
Wise Counsel Needed.
The need of wise counsel was
pointed out by conservative pr6hibi
tionists in view of the published an
nouncement that Representatives
Morgan, republican, of Oklahoma,
and a member of the judiciary com
mittee had given notice that he
would endeavor to make it a viola
tion of law for a man to keep a jug
of liquor in his own home for his
Word was spread during the day
that other prohibitionists were pre
paring to write into the bill a pro
vision, stricken out by the commit
tee, which would prohibit a man's
"using" any little liquor he might
happen to have around the house.
Under the bill now before the house
it isextremely doubtful, a member
of the judiciary committee said,
whether a person could give a drink
of whisky to a friend at his owu
fireside without running the risk
Questioned About Moonshine.
Members from some of the
southern states were questioned by
eastern and western representatives
as to the volume of liquor turned
out by mountain distilleries and
known as "moonshine." This was
a question on which they were, un
able to give first-hand information.
Mr. Pou told the bpuse the other
day that in a dozer states that have
already adopted prohibition there
are in operation more illicit stills
than there ever were saloons at any
time in the history of those states.
This was the view of other mem
bers, who said also that it would re
quire a small army to break up the
traffic entirely. ' ,
Particular x Stress Laid Upon
His Tactless Criticism of
London, July 16.-KEy the Asso
ciated Pressi-Sir Edward Carson's
speech Saturday has brought the
Ulster leader under the lash of the
newspapers of all parties, primarily
on account of his references to the
United States, which ae criticised
as tactless and calculated to breed
bad blood between the two natiorls,
and, secondly, because he reiterated
his old threat to call out the Ulster
volunteers to resist any attempt to
place the home rule act in opera
tion. The labor organ was not slow to
point out how such incitement to
"direct action" could be improved
upon in the indsiitrial field for se
curing political ends. The liberal
pro-Irish papexs are equally quick
to point out that on the point of tac
tics, there is no 'difference between
"King De Valera and King Carson."
i The matter came up in the house
of commons when the speaker gave
John Robert Clynes, laborite, per
mission to move adjournment of
the house, for the purpose of chal
lenging the government to set. the
law in" motion against Sir Edward
for a speech inciting, to .violence
and endangering the safety of the
realm. jMr. Clynes said there were
many poor illiterate men now in
prison for saying less harmful
things' than Carson had said. It
was the government's duty to see
that the law'was equitably enforced.
Maccabees Won't Raise Rates.
Chicago, July 16. The supreme
tent of the Maccabees, in 14th quad
rennial convention, voted a declar
ation that no change in insurance
rates would be made. J. W. Sher
wood. Portland, Ore., was elected
supreme master-at-arms -y
Ford Admits That He Is
An "Ignorant Idealist"
Then Judge Interposes
Manufacturer Displays Gross Ignorance of Historical
Data and Assumes Responsibility for Work Written
by Reporter to Whom Detrojter HachMerelySkele
torrized His .Beliefs on War; Will Continue on
' . Stand in Libel Suit Today.
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Mount Clemens, Mich., July 16.
Henry Ford, under examination as
a witness for the defense during all
of Wednesday's session of his suit
for $1,000,000 libel against the Chi
cago Tribune, was led through a
maze of questions by the news
paper's attorney, who said bje was
trying to show that the alleged
libelous editorial was correct in call
ing the motor manufacturer "an
Answering the varied interroga
tions of Attorney Elliott G. Stetten
son, Mr. Ford described an idealist
as one who "helped to make peo
ple prosperous, an anarchist one
who throws bombs or seeks to over
turn government." The witness did
not recall the incident of Major
Andre and Benedict Arnold, de
scribing the revolutionary traitor as
"An Ignorant Idealisf."
At one time! Mr. Ford sa?d that
he would admit he was an "ignor
ant idealist" if that would stop the
line of questioning, but later said
the question would have to be de
cided by the jury. Judge Tucket
interposed objection to carrying
the line of inqu'ry too far outside
the case and Attorney Stevenson
then asked about Mr. Ford's knowl
edge of government relations, as
serting that as the witness as a can
didate for senator, hai" set himself
up as an educator of the people he
had a right to prove that Mr. Ford
Mr. Ford reiterated that his cir
culars against war and prepared
ness were written by Theodore De
Lavigne, but that he was responsi
ble for the statements, although he
did not recall all of them.
Some of the Statements.
Following are some of the state
ments publisied by De Lavigne and
for which Mr. Ford assumed re
"It (wO is the same old scare
crow talk by the same old lazy
vultures, who make human lives,
seldom tfceir own, the stake in their
so-called battle of brains."
"1 feel that this cry for the train
ing of men to kill other men and
for the placing of the army and
navy as a burden on the backs of
the people is a false conception of
patriotism and treason to the life
of the people.
"The United States has spent more
than $1,000,000,000 on a navy and
army that would cope with an in
vasion that never occurred and nev
er will occur, and yet the very war
experts who are responsible for that
burden on the army and navy ad
mit that our army and navy never
would have been able to meet, with
any hope of success, those of other
Did Advocate Preparedness.
When the question of prepared
ness was under discussion, Mr.
Stevenson was pursuing Mr. Ford's
characterization of preparedness ad
vocates as murderers.
"I advocated preparedness after
we got into the war," said Mr. Ford.
"But you were speaking of 1915
and 1916," explained the, lawyer.
The witness in an apparent abstrac-.
tion ignored the, dates and, follow
ing his own train of thought, add
ed: "I wasa murderer just as well as
"You were a murderer?" gasped
"As I was a party to it, one of
the helpers," said the witness calmly-
"Do you mean that in 1917 you
were the same kind of a murderer
(Continued on Pfura Two, Column H
British Government Gives Din
ner in His Honor, Which Is
Attended by Haig, Prince of
Wales and Others.
GENERAL AND STAFF
PRESENTED TO KING
$45,000 A YEAR TO
Five Commissioners Agree to
V Award Contract to Henry
City Commissioners Ure, Zimman,
Ringer, Towl and Falconer yester
day afternoon informally agreed to
award to Henry Pollack a garbage
contract for five years, the city to
pay $45,000 a year for the collection
and disposal of all garbage.
The contract, if it is executed,
will provide that Pollack shall fur
nish all equipment and abide by rules
and regulations as prescribed by the
city for a sanitary system.
Mr. Pollack will agree to use a
110-acre tract of land known as the
Henry Schaeffer farm, located Vi
miles north of DeBolt station, north
of Benson and beyond the limits of
Omaha. He will install a system of
collection tanks to be hauled on
trucks to railroad cars at convenient
sidetrack points. The tanks, of
garbage will be lifted from the
trucks to railroad cars and empty
tanks, replaced on the trucks. The
garbage will be hauled in the same
collection containers to "the hog
feeding yard at DeBolt.
Until Mr. Pollack can get his De
Bolt plant in operation he will be
permitted to use the Winspear tri
angle, a tric$ owned by the city
along the river.. His present hog
yard at Sixth and. Grace streets is
to bevabandoned at once and the
Mr. Pollack's present contract
with the city will automatically be
suspended if the new proposed con
tract shall be formally ratified. The
existing contract arrangement pro
vides that the city shall haul the
garbage to the Pollack yard and that
he shall pay the city $2.55 per ton
for the garbage.
The city council has been besieged
this summer with north side resi
dents who have complained of the
stench which arises from the hog
yards on the east bottom lands.
The commissioners and Dr. J. F.
Edwards, health commissioner-elect,
visited the site which Pollack pro
poses to use at DeBolt, and they be
lieved that the arrangement is the
best that can be made outside of the
city establishing a reduction or in
cinerator system of garbage dis
posal. British Cable Censorship
Abandoned July 23 at 2 P.M.
London, -July 16. The British
cable censorship will be abolished
at midnight. July 23, it was an
nounced in the house of commons
today. The relaxation also will ap
ply to private codes. s-
Hnngatian Soviet Crisis.
Vienna. July 16. There is a crisis
in the Hungarian soviet. General
Boehm, commander of the armies,
har been imprisoned. Strumfeld,
second, in pmmand, is reported to
have fled. -
DECIDE TO LIFT
10 PER CENT TAX
ON SODA WATER
I. O. P. Leaders Consider Also
Raising Impost on Soft
Drinks and Ice Cream.
Washington, July 16. Repeal of
the soda water tax was decided on
by republican leaders of the house.
The decision will be referred to the
ways and means committee, which
will draft a repeal measure. Some
leaders -predicted the tax which
levies .an impost of 10 per cent on
soft drinks and ice cream would 'tie
repealed within a month.
Investigation of the postoffice de
partment was understood also to
have been discussed by the repub
lican steering committee, without a
Immediate attention, the steering
committee decided, would be given
by the house to the two appropria
tion bills, vetoed by the president,
after which the prohibition enforce
ment legislation would be disposed
of. v Legislation prohibiting foreign
ships Mrom .engaging in American
coastwise trade also will be enacted,
the committeemen said, as well as
the tax repeal measures, before a
Deny Grammer Appeal
From Death Sentence
In Electric Chair
Lincoln, Neb., v July 16. (Special
Telegram) The supreme court to
day denied the appeal from the dis
trict court of Allen V. Grammes
sentenced to electrocution for the1
alleged participation in the murder
of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lulu
Vogel, in Howard county in July,
1917. Unless the governor inter
feres Grammer will be electrocuted
September 19, 1919,
Grammer and Alqnzo B. Cole
were" convicted of the murder and
given a death sentence in Howard
county. ,The cases have been ap
pealed several times. It was charged
that Grammer hired Cole to kill
MVs. Vogel, who was found dead.
Cole was granted a respite a
month ago by Governor McKelvie,
pending the supreme court's deci
sion in the Grammes-case. He will
j now be electrocuted at tne same
time as (arammer.
New York Christian Scientists
to Erect $4,000,0000 Building
New York, July 16. The Fifth
Church of Christ, Scientist, an
nounces purchase, for $3,500,000, of
property on Madison avenue, from
Forty-third and Forty-fourth street,
on which it is proposed to erect a
$4,000,000 building 20 stories high,
containing ani auditorium and rooms
for the' various activities of the
churcii. ' ' -
As Guest of American Lunch
eon Club He Pays High Honor
to John Bull's Fighting Abil
ity and to His Yanks.
London, July 16. The government
gave a dinner in honor of Gen. John
J. Pershmg-ad his staff Wednesday
night, "The guests included Field
Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, who pre
sided; Gen. Sir Henry Seymour
Rawlinson, commander of the fifth
British army; Gin. Henry S. Home,
commander of the British army in
France; Lieut. Gen. William Riddell
Birdwood, commander of the Aus
tralian and N&w Zealand troops iu
France, and other prominent British
General Pershing, with his staff,
were presented to the king and
queen at a garden party at Bucking
ham palace in the afternoon. The
American ambassador, John W.
Davis, and other members of the
diplomatic orps also were present.
General Pershing conversed for
some ' time with the Prince of
General Pershing was ,the guest
of the American Luncheon club at
the Hotel Savoy and was loudly
cheered when he entered the dining
room. He thanked the club for its,
hospitality to him and the Ameri
can soldiers and paid high tribute
to the British for then- part in the
Gives U. S. Navy Thanks.
"It must have fieen with a sense
of great satisfaction," said General
Pershing, "that you Americans liv
ing in England learned of Ameri
ca's entry into the war, and with
what interest you watched the com
ing of our expeditions, the first, the
naval contingent under Vice Ad
miral Sims, who quickly recognized
that the difficulties demanded an
increase, of craft for destroying sub
marines and unity of command. I
give him and the navy thanks for
their attitude toward the army and
feel safe in saying that never before
was there such a complete unity of
action between- these branches of
"I won't attempt to tell you wlut
the army did. But I want you to
know that its personnel was imbued
with patriotism and devotion to the.
cause of liberty and filled with an
aggressive determination to carry
out the will of our people' at home.
When that first division entered the
battle line and fought a brilliant bat
tle at Cantigny, its success set an ex
ample for the future of the campaign
anK had an electrical effect on our
allied armies, which had""been fight
(Contlnued on Pafre Two, Column Four.)
tBonar Law Denies
Military Pact Between
- Britain and America
London, July 16. Reports that
Great Britain and the United States
had entered into an agreement re
garding their respective mijitary es
tablishments was. denied in the
house of commons today by An
drew Bonar Law, chancellor of the
Fire of 'Unknown Origin
Destroys Hoover Home
Two thousand persons nocked to
Thirteenth and Grace streets short
ly before midnight last night when
fire, consuming the home and gar
age of Frank Hoover, 'lit up that
whole section of the city.
Three hundred automobiles lined
the Nicholas stree 'bridge, -North
Sixteenth street and' Thirteenth
The .origin of the fire is unknown.
Mrs. Alma Hoover, Norma, er
3-year-old daughter, and Lawrence,
her 1 -year-old son, were rescued
from the two-story frame home by
the father, Frank Hoover. The
garage and an automobile truck, the
property of the Coal Hill Coal Co.,
were totally destroyed. The hous
was badlv damaged. The loss is es
timated by Hoover at $3,000.
' Spoiling for World Riot
Berlin. Julv 16. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The managers of
the independent party are calling on
the German proletariat to protest
August 1 against "the Versailles im
Their program calls for the pro
letariat in the inauguration of a com
mon fight for control of political
powers and the advancement of a
Bandit Slain and Detective
Seriously Wounded in Gun
Battle Chums in Boyhood
J. 5V. Tobias Shot After Opening Fire on Officers at!
- Command to Halt Highwayman Murmurs Regret,
as He Learns Officer Shot Was Frank Murphy,
Friend of His School Days; Dead Man Identified
by Several Victims of Holdup.
Detective Frank Murphy was
seriously wounded at 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning by Judd
Tobias, alias Joe Trimble", a boy
hood chum, when he attempted to
arrest Tobias at Twentieth and,
Dodge streets. .ToNias- was killed
by Axel V. Lundeen, ,Murphy's
Last night Murphy's condition
was improved. The bullet in his
abdomen was removed yesterday
tfernoon and the attending sur
geons said his intestines had not
been punctured nor had his kidneys.
Searching for a youthful bandit
who had staged two holdups earlier
in the morning, Murphy, Lundeen
and O. Farrand, all city detectives,
stopped their automobile when the
figure of a man was seen on Dodge
Answers With Bullets.
"Halt!" Murphy commanded.
The answer was a rain of bullets
from a gun which police say was
snatched from a shoulder holster.
Murphy,fell. "He's got me, 'Vic.'"
he snips '
Lurfdeen returned the fire. The
bandit, wounded, crumpled to the
Conscious, he recognized Mur
phy before he died. x
He died in the street with a mur-
mured Tegret on his lips. Lundeen
stood over him with a s.moking
"It-it-it's Frank," Tobias said.
"I'm sorry." The words were his
Murphy lapsed into unconscious- i
ness before he reached the hospital.
He does not yet know that the man
who shot him and was shot and
killed was his boyhood friend and
schoolmate, J. W. Tobias.
Bandit Is Identified.
J. W. Tobias was positively iden
tified as the highwayman who has
terrorized pedestrians, at the in
quest held yesterday afternoon at
Hoffman's Funerat Home.
H. J. Tanner, 538 Park avenue,
testified that he was positive Tobias
was the man who held him up in
front of his home at 2 o'clock a. m.
Wm. Got urn, 2622 North Twenty
fcurth street, who was held up at
2:20 a. m., also identified the dead
man as the bandit who held him up,
President Begins Aggressive
. Effort to Diminish Senate
Opposition to Peace Pact
Signed With Germany.
SEVERAL INVITED TO -WHITE
Invitations Expected to Be
Daily Feature Until Execu
tive Has Made His Appeal
to G. 0. P. Membership.
Washington, July 16. In an 5g
gressive effort to diminish senate
opposition to the treaty with Ger-;
many, President Wilson will begin
at the White House Thursday . a
scries of personal talks with repub-
F. H. Tuiney, 2S36 Capitol ave-lican senators
nue, testified that Tobias held him
up in front of his home last Sat
urday. He was positive of his iden
tification, saying that he had a good
look at his face. -
Detectives Lundeen and O. Far
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Three.)
of auto thieves
Walter Barnhart Said to Be I Supreme Court Suggests 10
One of Ring Which Spe- Tickets for 55 Cents as .
cialized in Buick Cars. Emergency Rate.
Lincoln, July 16. The supreme
court of Nebraska in an opinion
handed down Wednesday reverses
the State Railway commission in the
application of the Omaha &; Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company
for and emergency rate to be
charged for street car fares.
While the court sets no spe
cific amount to be charged, it sug
gests that 6 cents for a single fare
and 10 tickets for 55 cents should
be an emergency rate pending an
investigaation as to the earnings of
the company. The court in its opin
"The fundamental inquiry in fixing
rates of a public service utility al
ways is: What rate is necessary in
order to yield a reasonable average
return on a fair valuation of the
property for rate-making purposes
such a return as will not discourage
bur will attract the investment of
capital in the utility.
Has Wide Discretion.
"Under the constitution and laws
of this state the State Railway com
mission has a wide discretion in
"A situation due to an unexpected
rise in prices and wages, which
makes it altogether probable that
the past and present rate is insuf
ficient to yield a revenue jyhich will
pay that fair average return which
the law requires, although not con
stituting what might technically be
denominated an 'emergency,' may,
when shown, be sufficient for the al
lowance by the commission of a
temporary rate, limited to the time
required for making an investigation
and finding of the facts. If it should
happen that the temporary rate so
fixed is too high, the condition may
be rectified in the order fixing the
rate after investigation.
"In fixing the rates at any partic
ular time, former earnings and prob
able prospective earnings should al
(Contlnned on Page Two, Column Four.)
AsEs Nominations Be
Made by Conventions
Lincoln, Neb., July 16. (Special
Telegram.) C. A. Sorenson, attor
ney for the Nonpartisan league, ap
peared at the office of the-secretary
of state late today and filed peti
tions containing 24,049 names ask
ing for -a referendum -vote on sec
tion one of the Reynolds primary
bill at the 1920 election.
That particular section provides
for the nomination of all candidates
for state office below governor by
The petitions were examined by
the secretary of state and governor,
and the form of petition considered
regular. The count will be made
In the arrest last night of Walter
H. Barnhart, 506 North Twenty-first
street, Detectives John Pszanowski
and Jimmy Murphy say they have
caught the sales manager of the ex
tensive auto-thieving ring that dur
ing the last three months or more
has successfully stolen and sold
more than 20 Omaha cars.
Barnhart was apprehended in
Norfolk, Neb., and brought back in
one of the stolen automobiles re
covered there by the two Omaha
Pszanowski and Murphy ex
plained the operations of the ring
Bert Harris, 19 years old, and
Ernest Emerson, 18 years old, both
of Jersey City, N. J., acted as the
thieves. They specialized in Bu
icks. Under the direction of cer
tain Om;tha men whose arresf is
promised soon, the two boys "spot
ted" a car on a downtown street,
took the number on the lock, con
sulted the cowity court house files
to learn the owner of -the car and
then had a key made to fit the lock,
corresponding with the number
they had taken. Then they had but
to unlock the car and drive away.
The stolen car wW-then taken to
Herbert Crutcher, 620 South Seven
teenth street, the detectives say.
Crutcher filed the engine numbers
off and replaced them by meansof
a set of dies.
The two boys called for their
car when it was ready- and took
it out into the sfate, where they met
Barnhart, by appointment.
Barnhart represented himself as
a salesman for the Midwest Truck
& Motor Co. of Omaha, and dis
posed of cars in the capacity of a
traveling salesman in different Ne
Dr. W. F. Milroy 5 J 18 Under
wood avenue, lost his car April 20,
by i the Barnhart-Crutcher-Harris-Emerson
Cars Are Recovered.
Milroy's car was recovered yester
day by the Omaha detectives in
Norfolk and brought back to
Omaha. A car belonging to R. L.
Davis, 2902 Hanover street, Omaha,
which was stolen May19 from in
front of the Boyd theater and dis
posed of through this system, was
brought. back last night also. An
other Omaha1 car, as yet unidentified,
lias been recovered at Stanton. Neb.,
and still another at Wayne, Neb.
Pszanowski and Murphy say they
will soon turn up more than 20
stolen Omaha cars which have been
sold by this ring.
Harris and Emerson, the ; alleged
thieves, are now serving terms of
from 1 to 7 years in the penitentiary
on charges of grad larceny, to
which they pleaded guilty last week.
Crutcher and Iannart are charged
with aiding and abetting grand
larceny and with stealing automobiles.
"Washington, July 16. Prohibition
is being enfoXred effectively
throughout the United States, At
torney General Palmer says. Sale
of "hard" liquor, such as whisky,
gin and brandy, virtually has
cejsed, he Asserted, except for scat
tering violations of the law.
Irish Determine Not to
March in Victory Parade
Dublin, Jly 16. The Irish Na
tional association, composed largely
of followers of the late John Red
mond, who fought during the war,
decided that its members would not
march in the Victory parade in Lon
don on Saturday. It had been an
nounced officially that they would
participate in the celebration.
With his reiterated offer to con-.
suit with the foreign relations com- -mittee
unacceptable and with his op-
ponents on the republican side evi
dencing no purpose to seek his coun
cil, the president decided to adopt
the more direct method of inviting
republican members to the White
HousV and laying before them one .
after another his reasons for asking
that the treaty be ratified.
Some Invitations Out.
A half dozen, senators, whose
names, were withheld, were asked tc
meet the president Thursday and it
was indicated that the .invitations '
would be a daily feature until Mr. v
Wilson had seen most of the repub-
lican membership. During the day
ne seiecieu uiiy wnora nc ursircs iu
ncc mis nctR. t-
There- was much speculation s
to kthe choices he had made for
Thursday's conference. In some
quarters it was thought Mikely he
had invited Chairman Lodge and -other
members of the foreign rela-
tions committee, but it also was sug
gested that he may have chosen to -talk
first with senators who . are
inclined to be friendly to, the treaty
and have taken no definite stands
regarding it. '
Say Talks Will Fail.
Republican leaders opposing the
treaty in its present form did not
hesitate tp predict the White House
talks would faRto lessen the oppo-
.sition to unreserved ratification.'
Democratic senators supporting the
president, however, declared v his
course undoubtedly meant he had
convincing arguments to offer.
Those in the president's confi
dence indicated the burden of "his
appeal to the republican senators ,
wouldconcern the league of nations
and the Shantung settlement, the "
two provisions which have aroused
greatest criticism in the senate. It
was predicted that he would tell his -callers
thtNcomplete details of tne
negotiations on these points and on
any others that might be brought -into
TO REDUCE COST
OF FOOD IN FRANCE .
Cheap Restaurants Under Con
trol of Ministry of Supplies
Will Be Established! .
Paris, July 16. Four defiflTte
measures intended to reduce the .cost
of living were, decided upon at a
meeting of the cabinet. A commis
sioner was appointed to execute the
ideas agreed upon. .
,The four plans were: - ? "
"Clemenceau" or "Vilgra" food'
selling booths in Paris will be'dou- r
bled in number and others will be.
established in other centers of.pop
Cheap restaurants to supply meals
at fixed prices will be started in ".
Paris and in the provinces,' under
control of the ministry of supplied
All war stockks of foodstuffs will
be Sold to the public, chiefly .
through co-operative societies. ;
A special service already effectke L
in the ministry of supplies will seek
to curb illicit speculate in food
stuffs. " A bill pending in parliament con-;1
tains provisions supplementing ex
isting laws against speculation and 1
A .. . . r ;
in Attempt to rass
Daylight Saving Bill
in" Modified Form
Washington, July 16. Republican
leaders of the house, upported-by-party
leaders in the senate, agreed
to attempt repassage of the agricul-,.
ture appropriation bill with its day
light saving repeal in modified'
form despite the president's veto, "::
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