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BAPTIST MINISTERS OFFER
PRAYERS FOR GOVERNOR.
Boston, Sept. 16. Baptist minis
ter at a meeting offered prayers
for the guidance of the governor
'till the strike terminates. The Rev.
J. P. Abbott said the clergy did not
object to unions, but did protest at
one organization seeking to take
freedom from the people. The Rev.
G. , R. McGuire advocated a com
promise that would be merciful to
the "misguided and coerced strik
ers." REVOKE LICENSE FOR
FAILING TO APPEAR.
New York, Sept. 16. Revocation
of the license of the H. H. Watson
company of Longview, Tex., by the
United States food administration,
as announced last Saturday, was on
the following grounds:
, Failure of Mr. Watson to appear
when summoned for a hearing.
Failure to apply for a wheat direc-,
The Associated Press stated erro
neously that one of the counts
against the company was unfair and
Revocation of the license was rec
ommended after a heating before D.
F. Plazzek, second vice president of
the United States grain corporation.
YANKS IN SIBERIA
STILL OUT OF LUCK.
Washington, Sept. 16. Paris dis
patches stating the allies have de
cided to withdraw all their forces
from .Russia, are interpreted by
Chief ofc Staff March as not to in
GIRL DROWNS SELF.
Trenton, Sept. 16. Theories of
crime in connection with the finding
of the body of pretty 17-year-old
Verona Lamb in Gropp's lake yes
terday were dispelled today by Cor
oner Wagner, who, after an inves
tigation, concluded the girl, finding
that she could not have the same
privileges as other girls because she
was a ward of the New Jersey Chil
dren's society, threw herself into
the lake in a suicidal frenzy.
She left the home of her foster
-parents. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lacy
of the Yardville road, to whom she
had been bound out by the society,
Tuesday nigfct after she had made a
threat to take her life. She was in
a rebellious mood, but the Lacys
did not believe she would carry out
Mr Lacy had refused her per
mission to attend a carnival at
White Horse, where young people
-were to gather that night, because
she thought the society would ob
ject to the girl attending the affair
11,000 REWARD FOR
San Diego, Sept. 16. The War de
partment has authorized the payment
of a reward of $1,000 for informa
tion leading to the discovery of the
bodies of Lieut. Frederick Water
's house and Cecil H. Connelly, ac
cording to announcement made to
day by Col. H. L. Watson, com
mander of Rockwell field.
Waterhouse and Connelly, border
patrol pilots, disappeared August 21
in Lower California.
VILLA QUIET ON
E1 Paso. Tex.. Sept.. 16. Mexican
Independence day, celebrating the
109th anniversary of Mexico's decla
ration of independence from Span
ish rule, is being celebrated.
Cannon announced the opening of
the celebration in Juarez at dawn,
firing salutes in honor of Hidalgo,
the liberator of the Mexican repub
lic. Troop reviews, band concerts
and speaking were held. On the
American side the Mexican colony
arranged an elaborate program,
which inemded a parade at 4:30 p.
m., speaking in Liberty hall, ath
letic games and a dance.
1 An attack on Chihuahua City by
Francisco Villa, which was predict
ed by Villa partisans here, failed to
materialize. Villa, it was predicted,
would assault the Plaza at midnight
and give the famous "Grito" which
Hildago shouted in proclaiming lib
erty for the Mexican people.
IN KOREA ENDED.
Tokio, Sept. 16. Japan's military
rule of Korea was ended by a proc
lamation of Admiral Saito issued the
day following the attempt to assas
The proclamation promises clem
ency and immediate amelioration of
present conditions, as well as even
tual self-government for Korea. It
declares Japan does not desire to
eradicate Korean culture and prom
ises freedom of speech and educa
tional reforms. It clears the mis
sionaries of the1 charge of fomenting
discontent in revealing cruelties by
Japanese troops on the population.
ft is reported the Japanese gov
ernment was kept in complete igno
rance of the hardships of the mili
tary rule in Korea.
MRS. WILSON ASSUMES
SUPPORT OF ORPHAN.
New York, Sept. 16. Mrs. Wood
row Wilson has assumed the entire
support of one of the many little or
phans picked up by the Armenian
and Syrian relief committee in the
war-ravaged lands of the near east.
This announcement was made at
the headquarters of the organization,
No. 1 Madison avenue, where a per
sonal check had been received from
the president's wife for $180. The
sum will support a war orphan for
one year in its native land.
FLU EPIDEMIC CAUSES
$120,443,409 DEATH BILL.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 16. Fig
- ures of death claims because of the
epidemic of influenza, grip and
pneumonia from October 1 last to
March 1 of this year, presented in a
paper read to the national conven
tion ot insurance commissioners Dy
T. F. Tarbell. an actuary of the
Connecticut insurance department,
showed a payment of $120,443,469 by
31 out of 41 companies canvassed.
The rate of sickness doubled in
that period as compared with the
same period a year previous. Health
and accident companies noted an in
crease in sickness proportionately
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settled Wednesday and Thursday;
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Bodies .of 29 Women and
Children Placed Together
After Being Recovered From
Waters of Bay.
CORPUS CHRISTI DEAD
ARE PUT IN MORGUE
Fatality List From Hurricane
Mounting; Many Are Buried
. Without Identity Becoming
Corpus Christi, Sept. 16. More
than 20 men at the rest camp j
maintained by the government at
North Beach as a recreation spot
over the week end for troops in
border service were swept out
into the bay when their camp was
wrecked by the hurricane Sunday,
it was learned tomgnt.
Sinton, Tex., Sept. 16. The bodies
of 29 women and children, all vic
tims of Sunday's hurricane and
flood, were buried in one large
grave near White Point, on Nueces
bay, tonight, a short distance from
the place where they were recov
ered from the waters of the bay.
Immediate interment was made nec
essary by the condition of the
Galveston, Sept. 16. Loss at sea
of the Gulf fisheries schooner Cape
Morn off Poin Isabel was reported
to coast guard headquarters here to
day. None i of the crew was lost.
The crew was taken off the Cape
Horn by the coast guard crew after
it had been dismasted and sprung a
47 Victims Recovered.
r-n. rhristi Sent- 16. Fortv-
..Mrfimt nf trip trnnical hurri
cane which swept Corpus Christi and
this section early Sunday morning
had been brought io the temporary
morgue in the county court house
tonight. In addition to tne aeains
tUie 1f wprc renorted dead
in the vicinity of Portland, across
Nueces bay trom corpus ennsu.
With the death list-mounting by
leaps and the property loss now
nlooarl In h tl CI chhnr flOod of $10.-
000,000, the people of Corpus Christi
tomgnt, oo nours aucr mc ok
r.( ctnrtn Qpcminplv were iust
coming to a full realization of the
catastrophe througn wnicn xney
passed. Every industry in the city
is prostrated, business at a complete
kinds demoralized and the food and
housing problem acute.
Not Near Total Yet.
The 47 known dead in Corpus
Christi and the reported 56 victims
near Portland are not expected to
be anywhere near the total death
toll, but the list was not expected
to be increased further tonight, as
with the coming of darkness search
ing parties suspended for the day.
Allowing for duplications and
many storm victims probably have
.been reported at least twice from
different sources the general belief
here tonight is that the total num
ber of dead in the immediate vicin
ity of Corpus Christi will reach 75.
Many victims have been buried
without having been identified by
burial squads sent out by the au
thorities. Six Deaths at Aransas.
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 16.
mere were oniy six acains ai .run
Aransas in Sunday s storm, accord
ing to a wireless report given out
a Tnr Prrtwn hr nnifrtif and
which had been picked up from a
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steamer in me narDor at rori yran-
cig Tli frncacr sairl flip Head
were men, all the women and chil
dren having taken refuge aboard
The message said Port Aransas,
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completely destroyed and that the
loss would run into millions, xso
further details were given.
By The Associated Press.
With the known death list at least
45 at Corpus Christi and estimates
that the toll will mount to 75 or Iw
in that city alone, the situation in
the storm-swept west gulf coast
region of Texas continued uncertain
While the death list in the attected
territory outside Corpus Christi
probably is considerable, there was
no confirmation of reports placing
the total into the hundreds. Frob
ahly the most definite news came
from Corpus Christi Tuesday night
in the statement that 56 bodies, none
of which had been identified, had
been discovered between Portland
and Taft. This information was
brought across Nueces Bay by a
resident, who asserted that 26 of the
dead were at Portland, which lies
across the bajr eight miles west of
Corpus Christi; 12 at one ranch
house and 18 at another.
Three Dead in Rockport.
Reports in railroad circles at San
Antonio were that the dead in Rock
port would not exceed three. Radio
ConUoe4 on F -Xfo Colon Two.)
MAN SAVED FROM
DEATH ON TRACKS
BY BRAVE WOMEN
Aged Peddler Dragged Al
most From Beneath En
Two women, Mrs. Margaret Fer
ryman, 1725 Center street, and Mrs.
Henry Bosen, 1725 South Eighteenth
street, saved Henry Ruhl, 62 years
old, 923 north Twenty-fifth avenue,
from probable instant death under
the wheels of a westbound freight
train in the Burlington yards near
Twentieth and Center streets at 1
o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Unconscious on Tracks.
The aged man, a broom peddler,
had stumbled over one of the
tracks and struck his head on the
other, rendering him unconscious.
Both women, returning to their
homes with groceries, saw the body
stretched across the tracks face
downward. A westbound freight was
just bearing down on the prostrate
form. Snatching him by the legs
and shoulders, the women pulled
Ruhl from the tracks. Half a min
ute later the freight passed over the
spot. Apparently neither the engi
neer nor fireman on the train saw
the body lying on the track.
The man was carried to the home
of Mrs. Ferryman.
Grateful to Women.
Police were notified and brought
him to the station, where his inju
ries were attended. Ruhl suffered
a severe cut across the forehead,
caused by the fall. When told, that
two women rescued him from prob
able death by a freight train, the
gray old man feebly murmured:
"Oh, God, thank them for me."
Ruhl told the police he hasn't a
living relative. For years he has
been making a meager living selling
brooms from house to house.
WILL NOT STRIKE
TO AID POLICEMEN
Other Unions Still Voting on.
Whether or Not to Declare
Sympathetic Walkouts. '
Boston, Sept. 16. The outstand
ing developments today in the situ
ation resulting from the police
strike was the declaration of the
city's firemen that they would re
main on duty. The voting of unions
affiliated with the former police
men on the question of supporting
the latter continued methodically.
and there was doubt of the out
come. Officials realized the dan
ger still confronting the city, but
hailed with satisfaction the attitude
of the fire fighters.
Guy Oyare Oyster, secretary to
President Samuel Gompers, left for
Washington tonight, after express
ing the opinion that a general strike
here was not imminent.
Four thousand girls, members of
the Telephone Operators' union,
were voting today and tonight
upon the question of a sympathetic
The Bostdh Typographical union
and the Webb Pressmen's union
also were voting tonight.
The Machinists union and Marine
Machinists will vote Thursday.
Brewery workers, bottlers, driv
ers, the bartenders and the United
Hebrews Trade union, already have
voted in favor of striking in sup
port of the former police.
Meantime the recruitin? of a new
police force continues. Discharged
service men are accepted as provis
ional members of the force without
A marked decrease in crime since
the state iruard took control was re
ported, but the number of arrests
for drunkenness was said to have
PERSHING CAN'T .
Compelled to Decline All In
vitations Now Due to Press
of Military Affairs.
Washington, Sept. 16. Due to
many pressing matters. General
Pershing will be unable to make, at
this time, his planned visit to his
boyhood home in Missouri and has
declined all of the invitations which
have been tendered him. . This was
made known in the following for
mal announcement issued at the War
"General Pershing finds so many
important matters pressing for his
personal attention that he will be un
able to go west at this time and he
will be compelled, therefore, to de
cline all of the invitations with which
he has been honored. He has been
highly gratified by the welcome ten
dered him and keenly regrets that
he cannot accept the hospitality of
the cities and towns which have so
cordially urged him to be their
"General Pershing probably will
go to some quiet place where he can
finish his final report and study
plans for the reorganization of the
army as. requested by members of
congress and the Wjr depaxtmetit "
Senator Johnson Says Presi
dent Has Failed to Report to
American People Details of
NEW GOVERNMENT FOR
U.S. PLANNED, IS CHARGE
Necessary to Remove Chairs
From Main Floor of Sioux
Falls Auditorium to Accom
modate Large Crowds.
Sioux Falls, Sept. 16. Speaking
before a large audience here tonight
Senator Hiram W. Johnson of Cali
fornia charged that President Wil
son seeks to establish substantially
a new government for the United
States by the provisions of the
league of nations covenant.
Senator Johnson's stirring appeal
for the radical amendment of the
peace pact was enthusiastically re
ceived by the crowd.
Upon his arrival he was met at
the train by a band and a commit
tee of citizens and later rode in an
automobile parade. He spoke from
the same platform where President
Wilson urged the adoption of the
league of nations covenant eight
days ago in his swing through the
west. To accommodate, the crowd
it was necessary to remove the
chairs from the main floor of the
hall, and the crowd remained stand
ing while the senator spoke.
Mayor on Platform.
Among those on the stage were
Mayor George W. Burnside, W. C.
Cook, republican national commit
teeman for South Dakota, and for
mer Senator Robert J. Gamble.
The speaker was introduced by
Charles M. Day.
"Mr. Wilson told you, so what I
want to point out to you is that we
are making a fundamental choice of
government. You may adopt a
government in which Germany is
pictured as a perfect flower or you
must have a new system," said Sen
"This is exactly what Mr. Wilson
intends to do. with his league of na
tions, adopt a new government sub
stantially for the United States of
America. It is exactly what we do
not wish to have done. We do not
require a new government at this
time. We are content to live under
the constitution and the Declara
tion of Independence.
Want Old Government.
"We insist that the government of
Washington and of Lincoln and of
Roosevelt, the republic which we
have cherished and which has grown
great under the doctrine of Ameri
canism shall not be superseded by
an overlordship of eight foreign na
tions or by a supergovernment in
which our voice will be but one of
nine. In this ominous sentence
Mr. Wilson has told his purpose and
the purpose of the league of nations.
He has outgrown the government
that has been ours for 140 years.
We have not. He has made 'a fun
damental choice of a government
with his league. We are still Amer
icans. "Mr. Wilson in starting his tour
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Three)
Truck and Street
Car Collide; Driver Is
Injured; Friend May Die
L. C. Tittsworth, Millard hotel,
will probably die as a result of a
street car and automobile truck col
lision at Military and Patrick ave
nues at 5:15 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Tittsworth was riding on the
truck. C. E. Flynn, 16 years old,
2116 Locust street, driver of the
truck, was also injured.
Flynn was driving a new truck,
the property of H. H. Harper com
pany, into Military avenue from
Patrick avenug when the accident
occurred. The truck was carried
nearly 100 feet by the street car and
totally demolished. 1
Tittsworth suffered fifteen frac
tures in nine ribs and other inter
nal injuries. Both Tittsworth and
Flynn were taken to Nicholas Senn
F. P. Cushing. 3026J4 South Six
teenth street, was the motorman of
the street car, and A. W. Williams,
2732 Meredith avenue, the con
ductor. Both cars were' said by witnesses
to have been traveling at a high rate
$15 a Month Bonus
for AU Fighting Men
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 16. The
senate passed the house bill provid
ing a bonus of $15 for each month of
service for soldiers, sailors and ma
rines who served the colors at some
time between the declaration of war
and the signing of the armistice.
The mjnjmum bonus is $50, v
"And the Goblin will get You if you don't watch out!"
Pershing to Lead First Division
A. E. F. Through Penn
Washington, Sept. 16. Washing
ton was in full holiday dress tonight,
awaiting the culminating military
spectacle of the great war tomor
row, when Gen. J. J. Pershing leads
the First division up Pennsylvania
avenue in the national victory pa
rade. ' Approximately 25,000 veter
ans will follow their chief in this last
appearance of the American expedi
tionary force, soon to go out of ex
istence completely. They will be
officially reviewed by Vice President
Marshall in the absence of President
Wilson and unofficially by nearly
500,000 citizens of Washington and
For General Pershing himself the
national reception ceremonies will
not end until Thursday. On that
day he will be tendered an honor
rarely bestowed, a public reception
by congress in the name of the na
tion. A joint resolution expressing
the gratitude of congress to him and
to the officers and men of his army
was passed today by both houses.
At the last moment, in keeping with
the democratic ideals of the nation,
it was decided not to present him
with a sword, as had been sug
gested. To Lead Great Force.
Along the broad avenue which has
been trod in triumphal pageants by
hundreds of thousands of Americans
in days gone by, General Pershing
will lead a force worthy of every
honor because of its own deeds and
also because it typifies on this oc
casion the whole army of the United
States during the war. Through the
men of the First division, pioneers
of the force in France and last of
the fighting divisions to return, the
nation will express its gratitude to
morrow to- those other millions of
its soldiers who could not share di
rectly in the spectacle; to the dead
whose sacrifice brought peace to
the fields of France, where they
sleep; to the wounded and maimed
in the hospitals and to all the men
who have gone back to enjoy as civ
ilians the honor and peace and lib
erty for which they turned to war.
Flag Raising and Address
Open Fair at Waterloo
A flag raising and a speech by
Harry Fleharty of Omaha marked
the opening of the Douglas county
fair at Waterloo yesterday. It will
continue until Friday night. Exhib
its are the largest and best in the
history of the fair, said G. E. Hall.
A number of baseball games be
tween country baseball teams are
scheduled to be played at the
London, Sept. 16. Field Marshal
Viscount E. H. H. Allenby, com
mander of the allied forces in Asia
Minor, who headed the victorious
British expedition in Palestine, has
arrived in London. He was accord
ed a most enthusiastic reception,
IS GRANTED IN
Cole and Grammer Given
Three Months More Because
Warden Has No Death
By a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Sept. 16. (Special.)
Governor S. R. McKelvie announced
today that an additional reprieve of
three months would be given Allen
V. Grammer and Alson B. Cole, who
are under sentence of death for the
murder of Mrs. Lulu' Vogt of Elba
in 1917. This is the fifth reprieve for
Cole and the third for Grammer.
Warden Fenton of the state peni
tentiary was at the state house to
day and informed Governor McKel
vie it would take 90 days in which to
get the execution apparatus ready
and was told by the governor to
make the necessary preparations. '
The cost of putting in the appara
tus, including the electric chair, is
estimated at $3,500. Of this amount
the greater part will be needed for
purchasing and installing a new
electric generator at the pententiary.
Judge Favors Grammer.
Judge S. H. Sedgwick of the state
supreme court has filed a dissent
ing opinion in the Grammer case,
"While Crammer's failure to de
liver Cole up to justice, on learning
that the latter- had killed the for
mer's mother-in-law, was damaging
to Grammer, it is not sufficient in
itself to convict. The only other
evidence was Grammer's confession,
secured by detectives in a hotel in
Single Trial an Error.
"The ' Grammer confession was
obtained in a manner which indi
cates that some -duress was used,
and was written in the language of
the 'detectives rather than in his
"Grammer and Cole should have
been given separate trials, and the
action of Cole in changing his plea
of guilty while both were on trial
was prejudicial to Grammer."
Two Injured and
Both Cars Wrecked
. In Auto Collision
A serious automobile accident oc
curred at 6:15 Tuesday night when
a touring car driven by S. K. Rapp,
2324 Harney street, came into colli
sion at Cuming street and Lincoln
boulevard with a car driven by a
colored man, William L. Vance,
2811 North Twenty-second street.
In the car with Vance was a colored
boyv Harold Hibbs, aged 16, 2102
North Twenty-ninth street. Both
cars were wrecked and the colored
men suffered injuries. ' Hibbs was
hurt about the head and was taken
to the Lister hospital. Vance was
arrested on a charge of speeding
and reckless driving on complaint
of Mr. Rapp.
PAIR OF TWINS
President Meets First California
Crowd at Hornbrook
On Board President Wilson's
Special Train, Hornbrook, Cal., Sept.
16. President Wilson met his first
California crowd at Hornbrook
when the'train was met by a crowd
of town folks a"d many school chil
dren. He stood on the rear plat
form for several . minutes shaking
hands. The crowd cheered.
Oregon is for the league of na
tions, president Wilson was told by
Mayor C. B. Lambkin of Ashland,
the last town in the state the presi
dent's train stopped at before cross
ing the boundary into California.
"There is no party in it cither,"
the mayor added ..
"I am glad to hear that," Presi
dent Wilson replied. "There ought
not to be."
Many children were on hand to
welcome the president and Mrs. Wil
son, including twins 3 months old.
Mrs. Wilson and the president took
great interest in the twins and when
their parents started to leave the
car Mrs. Wilson called out: "Don't
take the babies away, please."
An elderly woman told the presi
dent the northwest was greatly in
terested in the league of nations.
"Every mother is in favor of the
league covenant," the president said.
"Yes, we are," the woman replied.
"I wish we could vote on the ques
tion, 40 times for it."
Associated Press dispatches from
Honolulu, quoting Japanese sources
to the effect that the United States
had asked the Japanese government
to set a definite time limit for the
return of Kiao Chow to China, were
shown President Wilson en route to
California this afternoon.
The president declined to com
ment on the news report, but it was
understood the president has not
yet received any information from
the state department relative to any
action it may have taken regarding
the Shantung situation.
Man Held Confesses
Killing American Girl
Naples, Sept. 16. The arrest by
the police here of a man named Lux
emburg, 30 years old, has developed
an alleged murder case in which an
American girl was the victim, ac
cording to the authorities. The po
lice say the prisoner has confessed
that in 1909 he eloped with a Miss
Ellis, an American girl, then living
in Geneva, and that shortly after
ward he murdered her. - Further de
tails of the alleged confession were
American Legion Bill
Signed by President
On Board President Wilson's Spe
cial Train. Hornbrook, Cal., Sept.
16. President Wilson today signed
an act of congress incorporating
the American Legion, an organiza
tion of veterans of the war with the
GO TO MAT
Latter Disciplines Nebraska
Senator Who Inquires if
Peace Treaty Consideration
Is to Be Expedtfed.
FORMAL READING FOR
. AMENDMENT IS BEGUN
Visitors in Senate Chamber
During Debate Will Not Be
Permitted to Give Vent to
Washington, Sept. 16. Formal
reading of the German peace treaty
for amendment was begun late to
day in the senate after a sharp par
liamentary wrangle and demand by
democrats for an avowal from Re
publican Leader Lodge that the pact -be
kept continually before the body.
It has not been the intention of v
opponents of the treaty to take it '
up tlys week, as was indicated by a
motion of Ssnator Smoot, republi
can, Utah, to consider other legisla
tion after a four-hour discussion
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
leader of the administration forces,
insisting the treaty was emergency
business and pointing out not one
line of the document had been read,
drew fire from Senator Lodge by
asking rf in all good faith it was
his purpose to expedite considera-.
"My good faith and what I intend
to do is my business," Senator'
Lodge replied with feeling, and the '
crowds in the gallery leaned for-,
ward expecting the first real fight
over the treaty. Senator Hitchcock
thereupon again asked Senator -Lodge
if he intended to carry out his
promise and keep the treaty before
Raps Senator Hitchcock.
"I certainly do and in my own
way without advice from the sena- v
tor from Nebraska," Senator Lodge
The answer was hurled by the sen
ator with so much emphasis and '
feeling that the galleries broke into
applause, which led the discussion to
the conduct of the crowds coming
out daily to hear it.
President Pro Tempore Cummius
declared that while visitors had
been permitted to applaud at the
end of an address, in violation of the
standing rules of the senate, they
would not be permitted to show par- '
tisan feeling by noisy demonstra-
tions. Senator Hitchcock said the
galleries generally were not aware
of the rule until it had been-broken,
and Senator Williams, democrat,
Mississippi, insisted the rule ought
to be abolished so that visitors could r
give expression to their feelings.
The democrats asked for the ayes
and nays on the Smoot motion to
takp up other business, and this
was met from the republican side
by the claim that there was no quo
rum. Before the count was an- ,
nounced Senator Smoot withdrew ' '
his motion, and reading for the - '"
treaty was begun. '
Struggles Through Preamble.
The reading clerk ' struggled
through the preamble, with its list
of all the signatures, difficult to pro- '
nounce. The clerk had read through
Article 3 of the league covenant
when he reached the amendment by
Senator Johnson, republican, Cali- '
fornia, to equalize the vote of Great
Britain and the United States. '
Some Senators Absent.
Senator Lodge, who as chairman
of the foreign relations committee
is in charge of the treaty, asked that
the amendment be passed over, as
senators who desired to be heard on
it were absent.
Senator Hitchcock and Senator
Lodge then engaged in another col
loquy, the latter reiterating that he
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Fined for Tooting
His Horn on Street 1
Lincoln, Sept 16. Governor S. R.
McKelvie, appearing by proxy, was
fined $1 and costs, amounting in all ' '
to $5.80, in police court here today
on a charge of violating the traffic
ordinances. Secretary of Finance
Phil Bross appeared for the gover- '
nor and paid the fine.
The covernnr and a narfv c(,nn.J -
in front of a drug store Sunday even- -
mg ana tne governor honked the
horn of his automobile to attract the
waiter's attention. The traffic reg
ulations provide automobile horns
shall not be sounded except as '
A policeman took the governor's '.
number and ordered him to appear ' '
Monday morning. When the gov- '
ernor failed to appear Prosecutor
Boehmer notified him to be on hand
Tuesday morning without fail. Bross
was accepted as a proxy for the gov
ernor, v " .
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