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OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
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GOOD NEWS COMES FOR
BOARDING HOUSE KEEPERS.
Washington, July 22. The War
' department's surplus stock of 1,500,
000 pounds of prunes, stored at San
Francisco, Seattle and Portland, will
be sold July 26. Bids will be opened
in Boston, New York, Baltimore,
Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, San
Francisco, Omaha, El Paso and San
' INCOME TAX HIS FINISH;
MINER ADJUDGED INSANE.
Chicago, 111., July 22. John
Henry Hewitt of Rogers park can
.. show the sordid misers of fiction s.
trick or two. He has accumulated
an estate of $300,000. The mistake
of his lire was made in his youth.
He married. But he drove wife 3nd
three children from him. He would
not support them, though "nic
courts ruled that he must. v
k After his wife's death a icw
years ago, it was shown in court
that Hewitt lived during 19J5 on
$55, and a garden. He went to bed
in all seasons at sundown to save
light and heat. Uncle Sam drove
him to the veree of insanity with
his income tax.
Hewitt began life as a laborer,
quit smoking, drinking, never paid
carfare or railroad fare, hasn't been
to a theater since the Civil war, re
fused to support church or any
charity, and went into convulsions
over his tax bills. His money is in
PLEADING OF MAYOR
SAVES ACCUSED ELDER.
Washington, Pa., July 22. Only
the pleading of Mayor W. T. Booher
saved Postmaster W. D. Reeves of
Bethany, Pa., from summary pun
ishment at the hands of a crowd of
infuriated citizens when it became
, known that Reeves had been placed
under arrest upon a charge of at
tacking 5-year-old Mary Fluhart.
Reeves is an elder in the Bethany
Christian church and one of the most
prominent men in the community.
The child's parents made an in
formation and Reeves was held for
grand jury action. Before he could
be removed to jail at Wellsburg citi
zens learned of 'the alleged attack,
and, gathering in numbers in fronjt
of the justice's office, demanded that
Reeves be surrendered to them.
Mayor Booher arrived barely -n
time to sve the postmaster from
summary vengeance. Reeves, who
denies the charge, is in the county
! jail at Wellsburg.
FORMER CROWN PRINCE
TO BE HERO IN FILM.
Geneva, July 22. The Munich
Fihr.spiegel (Film Mirror) an-nr.imi-ps
ex-Crown Prince Frieder-
ich William will play the part of
the hero in a colossal film attack
- on Verdun. The play is to be
. stagid, the paper says "in order
that the creat military event will
hp nrrsprvrd for nosteritv."
Whether there will be a heroine
, in the tfim and if so who will play
the part is not announced.
TO RULLE JERUSALEM.
New York. July 22. Nathan
Strauss, wealthy New York mer
Miant and -lhilanthropist. may be
. i f f !..llc.j.m iit li n
tno nrsi mayui w j"-,u ......,
under the pact made by Britain
after its conquest, the ancient
Hebraic, city becomes a Jewish com
monwealth in Palestine.
It has been no secret for a long
time that the noted merchant had
definitely dedicated his great for
tune and the remaining years of his
life to establishing and fostering the
welfare of Jerusalem's - population
and that he will go to the city to
live as soon as it is a free common
wealth. McMillan plans third
expedition to far north.
.'Portland, Me., July 22.-Prof.
Donald MacMillan of Bowdoin col
lege, noted as an Arctic explorer,
is planning to start early in the sum
mer of 121 upon his third trip to
the northern regions. Baffin bay is
Prof. MacMillan s trip will be fi
nanced' by the Bowdoin alumni,
headed by Haven D. Gibson of New
York, and the National Geographic
society. Bowdoin Museum will, be
enriched by mineral and animal
specimens collected and photographs
and data on topographical conditions
will go to the National Geographic
Society. 4 "
CAPTAIN ENDS HIS LIFE
ABOARD VESSEL AT SEA.
Seattle. Wash., July 22. Capt.
Alex F. Ogilvie, master of the 7,500
torr steamer Quittacas, of the ship
ping board, nded his life at sea
aboard the vessel Tuesday, accord
, ing to a wireless message received
here. The captain, it was said, has
suffered from mental depression
caused by shell shock received while
he was master of the steamer West
over, torpedoed and sunk by a Ger
man submarine on the Atlantic dur
ing the war. The Quittacas was
bound to New York with flour.
LAD HELD AS BURGLAR
TRIES TO DROWN SELF.
New York, July 22 A few minutes
after his mother had secured his
release under bail from the police
statioq, where he had been locked
up charged with burglary, Herman
Zaritski, 11, darted away from hi
mother. Mrs. Rebecca Zaritsky, and
ran to the foot of East 104th street
intending to jump overboard.
He was prevented from dong so
hv a oatrolman. lhe motner at-
clares the boy said "he had dis
ararA the family name no was
coiner to end his life in tile river.'
When brough back to the station, he
begged Lieutenant McNeil to -tab.
him into the back room and shoot
him He was sent to the Children's
society for the night.
WOULD PAY INSURANCE .
ON CYCLOPS VICTIMS.
Washington, July 22. Under
resolution introduced by Senator
HardinK of Ohio, war risk insurance
would be paid to the dependants of
. the 233 officers and men wno were
lost in the mysterious disappearance
of the naval collier Cyclops in the
West Indies in March. m&
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1 2 DEAD IN
Wife of Notorious
'Hard Boiled' Smith
Suing for Divorce
28 Other Persons Injured
When Dirigible Collapses and
Falls Above Chicago Loop
District, Crashing Into Bank.
AUTHORITIES SUSPECT -
Prosecution Certain to Follow
Inquiry Instituted, According
to Officials Who Will Try
to Fix Blame for Disaster.
Chicago, July 22. Only theories
as to the cause of the explosion and
destruction by fire of the dirigible
machine, resulting in twelve deatiis
and injury to 28 other persons Mon
day were elicited at the first ses
sion nf the coroner's inquiry. The
f the disaster seemed as far
from disclosure as at the moment j earny. y
when flame spurted along the gas Mrs. Smith said soon after her
bag as it soared above Chicago s ! marriage she heard Smith was harsh
sky scrapers before plunging down , wkh hjs men an(J that sQme of thsm
through the root oi a great uan,
San Diego, Cal., July 22. Mrs.
Marguerite Michel Smith has hied j
,in the superior court a petition ask
ing for a divorce fronT Lieut. F. If.
Smith, who was given the sobri
quet of "hard boiled" by the lnc-i
of the American army. She aliened .
brutal treatment. Smith's career as
commander of prison camp No. 2
in France recently came in for um j
gressional investigation,. i
Mrs. Smith said Smith firrt was j
called "Hard Boiled" Smith by his
men while he was stationed at Camp j
Kearney. She added he seemingly
took pride in the sobriquet.
Mrs. Smith coincident wiih the
filing of her suit received a message
from the Salvation army. It said:
"Frank Smith is temporarily im
prisoned at Fort Jay. He is well and
will write to his wife."
Mrs. Smith was a San Diego1 girl
at the time of her marriage to Lieu
tenant Smith, March 16, 1V'!8 At
that time Smith was a !iMitennnt i
in the 158th Infantry, an Arizona
national guard organization which j
was part of the 40th division, he :
had done recruiting duty for t'.ie .
regiment before it was sent to Camp
AND W NS
French Chamber of Deputies
Gives Vote of Confidence in
Cabinet of Clemenceau After
Premier Takes Stand.
Tongue and Shantung
ASCENDS THRONE AFTER
spreading fatal flames among em
ployes. Authorities, however, were appar
ently determined to place responsi
bility on some one. Assistant States
Attorney James Lowry declared
prosecution was certain to follow
the inquiry, probably on grounds of
criminal negligence and careless
ness. At least four theories for the start
of the fire were .heard.
Pilot John Boettner, who has been
held in custody, told the state's at
torney that spontaneous combustion
probably was the cause.
VV. C. Young, chief of the aero
nautical forces of the Goodyear Tire
and Rubber company, owner oi the
dirigible, suggested burning oil from
Thinks Leaky Valve Cause.
Lieut. Thomas Atkinson, purchas
ing agent for the motor transport
corps, U. S. A., was mennea to De
lieve a leaky valve was responsible
and that static electricity caused
Montford Morrison, a member of
the coroner's jury and a technical
expert who examined the broken
motors suggested he found all ex
hausts open and that sparks there
from may have ignited the gas bag.
Assistant States Attorney Lowry
asked the chief of police to take
into custody two officials of the lo
cal office of the Goodyear company
for questioning. Seventeen persons,
most of them mechanics of the com
pany's forces, were questioned and
summoned for the inquest.
The first session of the coroners
nauest was marked by the refusal
of Pilot Boettner, and his chief, Mr.
Young, to testify. Their refusal was
on the advice of counsel represent
ing the company.
While local officials asserted the
accident was to be fixed on some
one no evidence developed to show
the company had been negligent.
Lieut. Atkinson testified the Good
year company s balloons bore an
excellent reputation in the army
The lieutenant testified he never
had heard of rotary engines being
used in dirigibles.
I understand this was in the na
ture of an experiment," he added.
While the coroner s double jury.
composed of six business men and
six technical experts, were hearing
first testimony the corporation coun
sel's, office was engaged in drafting
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sent her word of their troubles with
him. She said she pleaded with
Smith to be less severe but "he
seemed to delight in his attitude."
Soon after the regiment went to
France Smith obtained charge of the
prison farm near Chelles-Sur-Marne,
according to his wife. This farm
became known among soldiers as the
"Hell Hole of France," according to
reports. Representative Ballinger,
who began the congressional inquiry
into the prison camp, according to
dispatches received here, said he had
been informed the only punishment
Smith had received - for - harshly
treating soldiers was dishonorable
discharge from the service. Mrs.
Smith said Smith wrote her not long
ago he had been sentenced.; to 18
months' imprisonment in addition to
losing his commission.
Threats against Smith by returned
soldiers had been made to her, Mrs.
TO SEND TROOPS
TO FIGHT FIRES
High Winds Creating Serious
Condition That Fighters
Washington, July 22. The kid
naping of Lawrence L. Shipley, an
American citizen, by Mexican" ban
dits near Fresnillo, Mex., last Sat
urday was reported to the State de
partment. Shipley is a native oi
The department had no other de
tails on this latest attack on an
American citizen in Mexico, but of
ficial announcement of. the occur
rence said an investigation had beeh
The report, coming as it did, close
ly after the attack, and robbery of
a boatload of American sailors near
Tampico and the receipt of infor
mation yesterday of the robbery of
about $10,000 from the Puerto Lo
bos station of the Atlantic Refining
company, added to the tension in
official circles resulting from con
tinued attacks on American citizens
and property in the southern re
Strike Ties Up Liners.
Liverpool, July 22. Virtually, all
the liners due to sail from Liverpool
today were unable to leave their
piers beCause of a strike ofvthe dock
gatemen, in sympathy with the men
engaged in the dredges who are out.
Bv the end of the week it is ex
pected the 30,000 dockers in Liver
pool will join tne strikers.
Missoula, Mont., July 22. Fire
in the Cabinet Forest was within a
mile and one-quarter of the town
of Thompson Falls and the town
is menaced with destruction if a
high wind should arise, according
to a telephone message received
from Forest Supervisor Baker, in
charge ot the torces fighting the
Spokane, Wash., July 22. Re
quests for federal and state troops
to fight the forest fires that are
devastating parts of western Mon
tana and Northern Idaho have been
made to President Wilson.
High winds created Tuesday a
serious condition in the forest fires
in Montana. A 40-mile gale wrought
havoc in the Blackfeet forest.
Fanned by high winds the Hannon
gulch fire in the Lewis and Clark
forest crossed the continental
divide into green timber.
A large fire on the Lost Fork of
Jordan creek near Heron, Mont.,
was reported almost under control.
Two fires in the Kaniksu forest in
Idaho spread because of high tem
perature and strong winds despite
the efforts of fire fighters.
A fire on Big creek, near Enaville,
Idaho, while not yet under control,
is being pressed back by ISO men
fighting it. It now covers about
900 acres. In the immediate vicinity
of Missoula, Mont., where the
United States district No. 1 forest
service headquarters are located,
conditions were slightly improved,
although none of the larger blazes
were yet under control and more
men were sent to assist in entrench
ing the flames.
Ukrainian Red Troops
x Capture Konstantinograd
London, July 22. A wireless dis
patch received from Moscow, dated
Tuesday, says a bolshevik wireless
message received there asserts that
Ukrainian red troops have captured
Konstantinograd, 40 miles southeast
of Poltava, and that the Poles oc
cupied Tarnapal Monday.
In the region of Pskov, the bol
sheviki are rapidly retiring under
In the capture of Konstantinograd,
a large quantity of military" booty
was taken by the Ukrainian reds,
according to the dispatch.
Glowers at Socialists, Makes
Witty Remark, Tells a Few
Plain Truths and Steps
Down Victor Amid Cheers.
Paris, July 22. (By the Associated
Press.) The chamber of deputies
gave a vote of confidence in the
cabinet of "Si. Clemenceau Tuesday
afternoon by a vote of 272 against
M. Clemenceau's opponents were
jubilant over the vote in the cham- j
her, saying that it spelled the doom ;
of the cabinet as at present consti- j
Premier Clemenceau, on leaving
the chamber, said: i
- "This is a mere skirmish. The '
real battle is coming." j
Thepremier was cheered as he de- :
parted, many officers surrounding
him and shouting, "Vive Clemen-
ccau," and "Long live the father of
Annoyed During Debate.
Annoyed during the debate Ly"j
repeated interruptions from the so-1
cialists, in which Jean Bon and TJ.
Varenne were conspicuous, M. Clc-!
menceau himself ascended the trio- j
une. Amid tense silence the old ;
man walked slowly up the steps j
and turned and saluted the right and ;
rentre and dowered at the extreme
left. The fight of battle wasgleauv
ing in ine ligers eyes as ouiu,
in a low vofte:
"You blame me for not having
chosen my colleagues from the
learned. An eminent man is not
necessarily a member of the French
The house laughed and wasTJTs
armed. Strolling up and down the
tribune, the premier hesitated,
stopped and then continued:
"You wanted me to make
have made war. You wished t. o
make peace. It is harder to make
peace than it is to make war. it is
a question of confidence. I hive
obtained all that France could desire
and many things that Franca could
not hope for."
M. Clemenceau expressed the de
sire to go before the country in new
"I had thought," he said, "that
after five years of war, I might
rest, but I have been told: 'You
made the war.'
Must Continue Peace Work.
"The work of peace must be con
tinued. All the ambition which I
have 'at this moment is that you
keep me in power until my work is
done. But I should give you a
cordial handshake if you send me
from this tribune in the minority."
As M. Clemenceau descended
from the tribune it was recalled
that cst one year ago today, the
premier arriving from the Chauteau
Thierry sector,, where Marshal
Foch's offensive was marking time
on the Germans'third line of de
fense, told the assembled newspaper
men "we have won the war," as to
day he said:
"Let us make peace."
The old, chief was in great form,
in meeting interruptions from the
extreme left. In bantering tone he
said: "I am willing to retire if M.
Chaumet will succeed me."
M. Chaumet was sponsor for the
interpellation regarding the high
cost of living. Even M. Cacliin And
M. Sembat were unable to mae tneir
merriment and applauded the grand
old man. Then resuming his serious
ness, M. Clemenceau said:
Liquidating Great War.
"We ate . facing the liquidation of
the greatest catastrophe the worid
has ever known. You may forget it,
but I, who am struggling wi.-h these
difficulties, have a right to mention
them. A barbarous nation has 'set
fire to the four corners of the
world and for five years 'he most
abominable war in history has held
sway. And .you desire that on the
very day that the signatures arc
placed at the bottom of the peice
treaty the ante-bellum status pit
vail. "Gentlemen, to console nrjself
from the reproaches which you ad
dressed to me, I have Viierely to
think of those' which will be leveled
at my successor."
Amid cheers- from all parts of the
chamber the vote was -faken.
Lansing Won't Resign
From Cabinet, He Says
New i York, ujly 22. Secretary
Lansing. declined positive'y to" dis
cuss foreign affairs, saying he would
make no statement until he rcacl ed
"I will not resign from the cabi
net," he ueclared emphatically. "I
have no thought of resigning
The United fbWE
MUST PUT A STOP
TO AGGRESSION .
1 ; f J
Home Defense Guard Killed in
Washington by Negro in
Speeding Automobile An-
- other Fatally Wounded.
SOLDIERS CALLED OUT
TO QUELL OUTBREAKS
GO OH STRIKE
Want Amnesty, Less Work
and More to Eat, a Dele
gation Tells Officer
Leavenworth, Kan., July 22.
Twenty-five hundred military . pris
oners in the disciplinary barracks at
the federal prison here went on
strike today and resisted attempts of
the guards to force them to work.
Colonel Frederick Rice, in command
of the barracks, received a commit
tee of 12 prisoners, who asked that
the men were given shorter hours
more to eat and, general amnesty.
When the men iere ordered tiom
their cells today practically aii of
them refused,, and guards Kvho later
attempted to force the' mta from
their cells were beaten back.
The 12 prisoners, who were
given a hearing before Colonel Rice,
were appointed at the secret meet
ing held Saturday afternoon. Col
onel Rice said he wcjuidcominuni
cate the men's demands to Wash
ington. South Side Architect
Dies Suddenly of
Arriving home Sunday night from
! an automobile spin with his wife, L.
I A. Davis, 62, 4520 South Twenty-
second street, South Side, was taken
suddenly ill of cerebral hemorrhage.
He besame unconscious and did not
revive until the time of death, U
p. m. Tuesday.
Mr. Davis was a pioneer architect
of South Omaha. He drew the plans
for the Armour packing plant and
others of the more pretentious South
Side buildings. He came from Sey
mour, Conn., 25 years ago and has
been a resident of the city since.
He was a member of the Masonic
and Elks orders.
Mrs. Davis, the widow, will take
the body to Seymour this evening
over the Rock Island.
There were no children.
WAN SONG OF
WILSON'S REQUEST M K. UAKLtTUUKN
Enforcement Provisions and
Penalties of Prohibition
Measure Most Drastic
Won't Approve U. S. Repre
sentative on International Rep
House Raises Pay.
. Washington, July 22. By a vote
of 368 to 47 the house today passed
the bill providing a minimum wage
of $3 for all government employes
except those in the postal service.
The wage is exclusive of the war
time bonus of $240 a year allowed
employes. The measure now goes
to the senate. ' -
Granby Safe Overseas.
Chicago, July 22. A cablegram
received here announces the safe ar
rivar" at Liverpool of. the Lake
Washington, July 22. An em
phatic negative was returned by the
senate foreign relations committee
Tuesday to President Wilson's re
quest that it approve provisional ap
pointment of an American repre
sentative on the international repa
rations commission without - await
ing ratification of the peace treaty.
While the president was renewing
his talks with republican senators at
the White House and the senate was
beginning another day of speech
making on the treaty, the committee
adopted a resolution declaring "no
power exists" to execute provisions
of ths, treaty in advance of its rati
fication. This was; interpreted not
onlyas refusing assent to the proc
lamation, but as declaring the presi
dent would exceed his authority
should he act independently.
No Appointment Now.
What the president might do in
view of the committee action had
not been revealed, but most of his
advisers predicted there would be
no appointment for the present. In
making his request the president had
j i i riL , . . a
ueciarcu it esseniiai xo. American
business interests that the nation be
represented on the committee which
will have charge of the entire repa
ration program to be demanded of
The resolution was presented by
Senator Knox, republicans Pennsyl
vania, n3 was substituted by an
8 to 7 vote for another expressing
no opinion as to the president's
power to act. In making fhe substi
tution the committee divided along
party lines except Senator McCum
ber, republican, North Dakota, voted
with the democrats in the negative.
Continue Till 1957.
Later, in the senate, Senator Mo$es
of New Hampshire, a republican
member of the commijee, pointed
out the reparation commission
would coninue until 1951 and would
exercise drastic powers. In that
connecion Chairman Lodge suggest
ed that its powers even might ex
tend to effecting acts of war against
Germany, but which Germany
agreed beforehand shouldnot be so
The-republicans who saw Presi
dent Wilson during the day were
Senators Edge, New Jersey; Car
der, New York, and Cummins, Iowa.
The conferences are understood to
have followed the general lines of
those of last week, the president an
swering many questions about the
Versailles negotiations, especially
with regard to article 10 and Shanr
Senator Calder asked he prejident
what would be his attitude toward
the suggestion that the United
Sates limit is obligations under ar
Washington, July 22. By a vote1
of nearly three .to one, the house,
weary of talk on prohibition, Tues
day passed a bill for its enforcement
with provisions, and penalties so
drastic as to bring from the men
who framed it the prediction that it
would forever suppress the liquor
traffic on American soil.
Exactly 100 members 52 demo
crats and 48 republicans refused to
support it. Against the even 100,
the prohibitionists, putting up a
solid front to the very last, polled
287 votes, and just as the result was
announced a little girl in the gal
lery, too young-to know what it all
Granby. a steel steamer built here i tide 19, to 1921, and the president
and the Shipping Board's first vessel . is understood to have replied that
carrying a cargo fFemi Chicago over-1 such a course would not be in keep
seas by way of the Great Lakes, the ling with the nation's duty in the re
st. Lawrence 'fiver and the Atlantic. 1 establishment of peace.
was not a signal, but the house
broke into applause, the galleries,
only half filled, meanwhile looking
on in silence.
A broad smile spread over the
faces of the prohibition leaders, for
their work in the house was ended
and the measure was ready for the
senate where many of its restriction
may be modified or stricken out.
The cloak room rumor persisted
that all of this legislative effort
might end on the shoal of a piesi
dential veto, although the general
view was that it would be iigntd as
Before the house put the bid on
its passage one final but feeble iiand
was reached forh to strike it down
and put in its place1 a briefer and
more liberal measure. This took the
form of a three-paragraph bill by
Representative' Igoe, demr.crat, Mis
souri introduced some days agD,
and offered Tuesday in the foim of
a motion to recommit, which meant
its substitution for, the general en
forcement measure, if the house saw
fit. But the house did not'and Mr,
Igoes .motion was defeated 25o to
136 and this vote analyzed meant
that at least 36 members who fa
vdred a more liberal bill took the
more drastic later when there
no other choice.
2.75 Beer Question Put
Up to Supreme Court
"Washington, July 22. The ques
tion of the right of brewers to
manufacture beer containing 2J4
per cent alcohol has reached the
supreme court through appeals filed
by the government from federal
court decrees in Baltimore quashing
indictments brought against the
Standard Brewing company under
the food control act of 1917.
Because of the importance of the
question in connection with enforce
ment of the wartime prohibition act,
court officials expect the govern
ment to ask that the case be Expe
Clashes Continuing Despite
Arrival of Troops From
Camp Meade and Patrolling
of Capital by-Police Forces.
WashingUmr July 22. Despite all
precautions taken by civil and mili
tary authorities, rioting between
whites and negroes broke out again
Tuesday night in Washington and a
report reached the police at 10
o ciock tnat a wnite man, nenevea
to be a home defense guard, had
been shot and killed in the north
Soon after the killing of the home
defense guard, the police received
a report that another guard also
had been shot by a negro. He was
reported as fatally wounded. A de
tachment i cavalry and a squad of
fTraiaes was rushed to the scene of
the shooting, which was at Eighth
and M streets, in the heart of a'
Three Riot Calls.
Shortly after 10:30 o'clock thret
not calls were sent in simultane-"
ously from a district in the negro'
section of the northwest covering
an area of about three squares. A
cordon ot cavalry, marines and tn
fantry,t were throwji about one
block, in which considerable firi)g
had been going on. V 1
- The"defense guard killed later was
identified as Isaac Halbfinger. He
was on duty at Ninth and M streets
northwest and was killed by a negro
in a speeding-automobile. Crowds
of whites immediately gathered' in
4he vicinity and several shots Vere
reported to have been exchanged
Secretary Baker went to the
municipal building early in the even
ing and held a brief conference with
district authorities, presumably rela-
mto the city.
Troops From Camp Meade.
The troops from Camp Mead ar
rived about 8 o'clock and were sta-'
tioned in various parts of the city.
The troops, all of them belonging
to the regular army, comprised a
battalion of infantry, a battery of
machine guns, and four or five truck
loads of ammunition. ' , (.
With the exception of its lower portion,-
Pennsylvania avenue between
the White House and the capitol
practically was clear of crowds as
darkness fell. In the portion about.
Seventh and Ninth streets, opposite
one of the negro districts of . the
southwest section, there were
crowds of white civilians, but ma
rines stationed a few yards apart
kept them nibving. . ; ; ,
lhe police reported a number of
was anout, leaned over tne railing
and waved atiny American flag. ItLposters signed y negro ministers
urging member ot their race t
"Stay within their homes and to pre
serve order, had appeared about the
The sheriff of Prince Georges
county, Maryland, adjoining the dis
trict of Columbia, reported that a
large crowd of negroes had gathered
across the district line' and were
moving Howard Washington. The
district authorities dispatched troops
and motorcycle police to the district
The casualty list to date early
Tuesday was placed at 5 dead, 11 dy
in and scores injured.
Out by $150,000 fire
Lakeside, Neb., July 22. (Special
Telegram.) Fire practically ' de
stroyed the business section of Lake
side this afternoon, causing a loss oi
about $150,000. The cause is un
known. The fire started in the
Lakeside Mercantile Co. barn -and
owing to lack of fire fighting facili
ties spread to the lumber yard and
the Utility store which were de
stroyed. The wind swept the flames
across the street, burning he print
ing office, hotel and opera hcJuse.
The only business bhildings remain
ing are the Lakeside Mercantile Co."
store, the Lakeside State bank, pool
hall and the Jap hotel. No resi
dences were damaged.' The fire de
partment of the Hord Potash plant
prevented greater loss. " .
Brussels Raised to
Rank of an Embassy
Washigton, July 22. President
Wilson's recommendation that the
American legation at Brussels, Bel
gium, be raised to the rank of an
embassy was approved un:'.iiimouly
by the senate foreign relations committee.
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