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NEBRASKA WOMEN'S CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE ADEQUATELY COVERED .ONLY IN THE BEE.
$12 A WEEK WAITRESS
HAS $4,500 AUTOMOBILE.
New York, Jan. 16. Sophie
Hodosky, who testified that she re-
. ceiVed a salary of $12 a week, was-l
lined ?2-aiter she pleaded guilty to
violation of traffic rules while driv
ing her $4,500 automobile. She told
the court slie averaged $80 a week
IOWA SENATOR QUITS
WHEN COLLEAGUES LEAVE.
I Washington, Jan. 6. Noting that
only four senators were on the floor,
Senator Kenyon, republican of Iowa,
moved adjournment an hour, and a
half ahead of the usual quitting time
' and shortly after he began an ex
planation of his Americanization
bill which is before the senate for
action.. ( V
Everybody in the country is in
terested in the great work of .wip
ing out illiteracy, exdept congress,
" Senator Kenyon declared when he
saw the small attendance, and hrs
, motion brought the session to an
ONEf PAGE PAPER WILL
GIVE NEWS OF WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. . 16. Be
cause of the shortage of news print
the three daily papers in this city
announced that they would suspend
publicantion Saturday. The three
editorial staffs will unite in issuing
a one-page paper containing only
the most important -news, which
will be mailed to country postoffices
and placed on bulletin boards there.
Peoria, III., Jan. 16. Peoria, for
half a century the greatest distilling
center in the world, today along
with everyone else is helping bury
old John Barleycorn, but mourners
are chuckling as they help do the
job. Predictions of business stagna
tion because of old John's death all
have gone wrong. Peoria's great
distilling plants are being converted
into. food product concerns, more
.than $1,000,000 being expended in
making the change. More men will
1 be employed than: ever before. Dis
tillery money is being loosened into
. other business Jines and today
Peoria is enjoying a' building growth
and commercial increase such as it
never before has experienced.
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rE WEATHER i
Cloudy and colder in cut, liht
snow and much colder in west por
tion Saturday; Sunday probably
fair and colder.
a. m Mill
1 ft. m.
s ft. M.
4 p, m.
5 p. m.
' P. to.
MOCK OBSEQUIES FOR
- LIQUOR HELD BY SUNDAY.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 16. "Billy"
Sunday preached John Barleycorn's
y funerarjeervices here before an au
dience of more, than 10,000 persons
s which attended mock obsequies.
The ceremony began at the rail
. . road station, where the "corpse" in
a casket 20 feet long arrived on "a
special train from Milwaukee."
.Twenty pallbearers placed the cas-
ket on a carriage and marched be
side it through the streets to Sun
, day's tabernacle while his satanic
majesty trailed behind in deep
: mourning and anguish.
. "Goodbye, John." said the evan
'" gelist at the conclusion of his ser
1 mon.- "Yon were God's worst en
emy; yoa -wereJjeH's best friend. I
hate you with a perfect hatred;
love to hate you. - '
- JAPANESE WANT TO GO
HOME JO OBTAIN BRIDES. .
v -San Francisco, Jan. 16. A resolu
. tion urging that the Japanese gov
ernment issue a royal decree which
would enable young Japanese men
in -the . United States to spend six
, ' months in Japan to find wives, now
that the "picture bride" custom has
been abolished, was adopted by the
Japanese Association of America, at
its annual conference here today.
Under the existing law, Japanese
who leave theempire before reach
ing the age of 21, may visit .their na
tWe land for only a month without
becoming liable for military service.
ROCKET TO MOON IS
POSSIBLE, SAYS SIMS.
New York, Jan. 16. Rear Admiral
William S.- Sims announces his be
belief in the possibility of a rocket
reaching the moon from the earth.
In answer to an editorial expres
sion of incredulity as to the powers
, of the device invented by Prof. RrH.
Goddard of Clark college and tested
under the auspices of the Smith
sonian institute, the admiral wrote
to a newspaper a little essay about
. what a projectile will do in vacuum.
When he was in the naval acad
emy his' class was asked this in ex
i " animation: "
"Will a rocket ascend in vacuum?
If so, why? If not, why not?" ,
Fe dinar ran hieh on the subject.
' Advocates of both sides paraded
V with banners reading:
v "It will eo uo".and "it. wont
Then the professor proved with a
water bottle. -the letter says, that a
v .. rocket would ascend in vacuum fr
the same reason that a gun would
kick if fired in a vacuum and that the
nrnni-llinir force of a rocket was
:' nothing but a continuous kick,
i "if this i true " the letter con
tinues, "the rocket referred to will
after oassing above the
onrrh' atmosohere and Jules Verne
was correct in his assumption that
an explosion from his huge, projec
tile would produce a , kick while
circling the moon and thus release
it from the attraction oi inai aiei
HOUSE OF DAVID WILL
FILE Of NSUS KEFUKT.
Denver, Jan. to-'-Children ot the
House of David in Denver com
promised with Roady Kenehan, dis
trict supervisor of the census, the
agreement marking the close of twe
busy days on the part of the super
visor and other government officials
in trying to affect means of securing
census data which members previ
TRIBUTE ,TO NURSES.
Chicago, Jan. 16. Nine governors
have answered the appeal of wound
ed soldiers at Fort Sheridan to set
aside Sunday, January 25, as a day
of tribute to army nurses.
The tribute .outlined by the gov
ernors includes the wearing of
white roses on that day in honor of
The states that have arranged for
the observationce are Ohio, Colo
rado, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Flor
ida. West Virginia. Kansas, Iowa
aad Soutk J3UU- ,
OF RACE FOR
French Premier JGoes Down to
Defeat in Caucus of Senate
And Chamber of Deputies
CHAMBER LEADER IS
VICTOR BY 19 VOTES
Elimination of "Father of
Victory" From Public Life Is
Predicted Friends Seek
Paris, Jan. 16. (By Associated
Press.) Premier Georges Clemen-
ccau went down to defeat at the
hands of his countrymen "today in a
caucus of the senate and Chamber
of Deputies to choose a candidate
for the presidency of the. republic.
M. Clemenceau thereupon announced
his withdrawal from the contest and
asked his supporters to cast their
vctes for the re-election of President
Poincare. , ' ' "V
Senators and deputies, after the
caucus in wnicn- raui uescnanei,
president of . the Chamber, led the
premier by 19 votes, generally ex
pressed the opinion that the vote
means the elimination from public
life of "the. father of victory,"
Premier Clemenceau being neither a
senator nor a deputy.
Seek New Candidate.
M. Clemenceau's friends already
are searching for another candidate
as President Poincare, is reported to
have refused to accede to the de
mand of a deputation of senators
and deputies that hebe a candidate
for re-election.' He is said to have
renewed emphatically the expres
sion of his determination not to be
a candidate. i . . . -
Never before in the history ot
presidential elections in, France has
a plenary caucus oeen attenaea oy
such a large numDer oi aeputies ana
senators, 821' out of 924 being pres
ent Heretofore it has been the
custom to call a caucus only of the
parties of the Jtt, but today M. ue
schanel stands as the chosen candi
date both of the chamber and sen
ateall the parties.
Few Bets Made.
Neither Premier Clemenceau nor
M. Deschanel were present at the
caucus, but tormer rremier rsnanu,
Andre Lefevre and Jiduard iiernot,
the latter the new president of the
radical oartv. were 'conspicuous in
marshaling the Deschanel forces,
while George Mandel, formerly Pre
mier Clemenceau's confidential sec
retary, and Edouard Ignace were
canvassing cm behalf of M. Clemen
ceau. Those presiding at the vot
ing table were fairly swamped by
the venerable senators, and young
deputies anxious to cat their votes
before the polling closed at 4
A -few bets were recorded, witM
M. Clemenceau the pronounced fa
Will Refuse Mandate.
Premier Clemenceau sent a letter
to Leon Burgeois, formally - with
drawing from the contest for the
presidency. The letter says:
"I take the liberty' of informing
you that I withdraw from my
friends authority to offer my can
didacy for the presidency of the re
public and that if they disregard my
withdrawal and obtain for me a ma
jority of votes,- I will refuse the
mandate so conferred."
COLE STILL HAS
CHANCE IN U.S.
Attorney Confers Informally
With Justice and May File v
Record Today. '
Washington, "'jan. 16. (Special
Telegram.) F. M. Tyrrell of Lin
coln, who is in -Washington for the
purpose of getting permission to file
a writ of error in the supreme court
in the case of the State of Nebraska
against Alson B. Cole, under sen
tence of death, talked informally
with Associate Justice Van Deventer,
presiding justice of the Eighth cir
cuit court, with reference to the
record in the case.
Mr., Tyrrell raised the question as
to whether there was any federal
issue involved and discussed the un
certainty as to the Nebraska statute
determining the degree of murder
when confessed by a party charged
with the crime of murder.
Mr. Tyrrell did not file the record
in order to get a formal determina
tion, as there are additional matters
to be prepared which he is now
working on. He will have another
conference with Justice Van Deven
ter tomorrow, having been advised
that Grammer was reprieved and
that the federal court had granted
a stay of two weeks for Cole, j
REASON FOR U.S.
" IS ANNOUNCED
Note to Japan Explains
Withdrawal of Army
Jan. 16. Reasons
about the decision
of the United
to withdraw the
tionary force have been set forth in
a note to the Japanese government.
The note, which is in reply to a com
munication of the Japanese govern
ment, transmitted to the State de
partment December 8, was made
Japan in its communication in
quired whether the United States
proposed to maintain the status
quo, or to proceed to entire or par
tial withdrawal of its. troops, or
whether it was ready to send rein
forcements in case of need.
In .replying that under existing
circumstances itwas deemed ad
visable to withdraw the expedi
tionary force, the United States
asserts that reinforcement would be
impractical and that to maintain
the status quo "might involve the
government of the United States
in an undertaking of such indefinite
character as to be inadvisable."
Trade With Russia
Authorized by Ruling
Ut supreme, umnci
Washington, Jan. 16. Reciprocal
interchange of certain commodities,
including foodstuffs, between the
Russian people and allied and neu
tral countries has been decided upon
by the supreme council.
The, decision of the supreme coun
cil, announced through a commu
nique made public tonight by the
State department, provides that
facilities will be afforded the Rus
sian co-operative - organizations to
import clothing, medicines, agricul
tural machinery and other neces
saries, in exchange for grain, flax
and other goods of which Russia
has a surplus.
De Koven, Widely Known
' Opera Composer, Dead
CMcago, Jan. 16. Reginald De
Koven, American operatic composer
and conductor, died here early to
day of apoplexy.
Mr. DeKoven graduated from
Oxford in 1880 and studied music
in Stuttgart,- Florence. Paris and
. Among De Koven's best known
operas are "Rip Van Winkle," which
was the first all-American opera ever
written, and which had its premier
in Chicago two weeks ago. and
'Robin Hood," "The Mandarin,"
'Her Little Highness", and "The
De Koven was born at Middle
town, Conn., April 3(.l$At
t 1 -
FLU EPIDEMIC IN
CHICAGO ON WANE,
No ' Occasion for Alarm,
Says U. S. Health
Chicago, Jan. 16. Twelve deaths
from pneumonia and seven from in
fluenza were reported Friday. More
than 500 new cases of influenza were
rcported while pneumonia cases
totaled 125. v
The spread of influenza at' the
Great Lakes naval training station
has been checked, it was reported,
and new cases! at Camp Grant
dropped one-half during the last 24
No Cause for Alarm.
Washington, Jan. 16. The out
break ofMnfluenza in Chicago should
not be the occasion forany alarm,
the public health service said in an
nouncing that steps had been taken,
to localize the"tfisease.
Admitting that so lktle is known
about influenza that it was impos
sible to make a forecast with any
'degree of certainty, the health serv
ice, expressed confidence that there
would not be a serious recurrence of
the disease because the malady ran
its course a year ago and left mil
lions immune, movement of large
bodies of troops has ceased, doctors
and nurses have returned" to civiljan
work, there are no reports of serious
outbreaks in foreign countries and
because of the few cases in the
United States, there being only 7,689
reported from September ls 1919, to
January 10, 1920( in comparison with
5,000,000 during the same period" a
Compromise on Treaty J
; Favored in College Vote
New York, Jan. 16. Advocates of
ratification of the peace treaty by
'compromise headed the poll in the
complete returns of the intCTCOiie
giate referendum made public here.
According to the revised figures
the referendum was voted upon: in
410 colleges an(L-universities and
139,788 votes Vere cast with the
Compromise between the Lodge
and democratic reservations, 49,653
Ratification without .reservation,
48.232 votes. . .
Ratification with the Lodge reser
vations, 27,970 votes.
Opposition tc the treaty in any
form. 13.933 votes. ''
Leon ' Bourgeois of France
Elected Chairman at First
'Session Says Honor Should
'Have Gone to Wilson.
FIRST PROTEST FILED
BY ENVOYS OF IRELAND
Object to "Engine of Empire,
Designed to Secure and Per
petuate English Hegemony
In Both Hemispheres."
s By Associated Press.
Paris, Jan. 16. Representatives of
France, Great Britain, Italy, Greece,
Belgium, Spaing Japan, Portugal and
Brazil, members of the council of
tiie league of nations, met in the
"clock room" of the French foreign
office at 10 o'clock'this morning for
the first meeting in the history of
The council organized at 10:30
o'clock by electing Leon Bourgeois
chairman and confirming the choice
of Sir Eric Drummond of Great
Britain as general secretary.
1 he hrst official act or the council
was the appointment of a commis
sion to trace upon the spot the fron
tiers of the territory off the Sarre
Plans Are Outlined.
Leon Bourgeois, French repre
sentative, who presided, said:
"The task of presiding at this
meeting and iriaugurating this great
international institution-should have
fallen to President Wilson.' We re
specft the reasons which still delay
fcfinal decision by our friends in
Washington, but express the hope
that their difficulties will soon be
overcome and that a representative
of the great American republic will
occupy the place awaiting him
among us. - The work of the council
will then assume definite character
and will have that particular force
which should be associated with our
"January 16, 1920, will go down in
history as the date of the birth of a
new world. Decisions to be reached
today will be iiKthe name of all
nations adhering to the covenant
of the league. It will be the first
decree of all free nations leaguing
themselves together, for the fiMt
time in the world, to substitute rigfit
for might. But the organization of
the league of nations vill "not be
complete until the assembly of all
the states meelNs.''
U. S. Only Absentee.
All the members of the council
called for by the covenant of the
league, with the exception of the
representatives of the United States
were present when M. Bourgeois
call the meeting to order. Besides M.
Premier Venizelos, without rising,
opened the proceedings by nominat
ing M. Bourgeois for chairman.
Lord Curzon seconded the nomina
tion and M. Bourgeois was unani
mously elected. After speeches, by
M. Bourgeois and Lord Curzon,
Signor Ferraris, on behalf of 'Italy,
said his nation was glad to respond
to the invitation "of the president
and the great American people." He
mentioned the skepticism amidst
which the leagfte was born and said
this was a fact to be neither exag
gerated nor ignored. He added that
among the duties ,of -the league
would be to give 'attention to the
high cost of transportation, the high
cost of living, and the state of in
First Protest From Ireland.
The council reecived the first for
mal protest to be presented to it al
most before it came into being. The.
protest was from "the envoys of the
elected government of the Irish re
public" against "the unreal English
sirpulacre of an international league
of peace." . -
No mention of the 'protest was
made during the meeting . of . the
council, but copies were handed to
the newspaper correspondent after
they left the foreign office. The doc
ument was signed "Quaklaigh Duf
fy." It registered objections to the
"pretended league of nations" and
declared the league to he an "engine
of empire, designed to secure and
peroetuate English hegemony
J. he protest insisted that the
league was illusory and incomplete,
lacking authority and sanction and
declared that the United States"stood
out in indignation and repudiation
of it. ' - . .
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S me the I -3,
Tabor Denies He Accused
Mother of Killing Daughter
Lawton, Mich., Jan. 16. Charging
that he had been led to believe he
was confiding in an attorney for his
mother, Mts. Sarah Tabor, Walter
Tl , . . if. . 1.
Kijiuor, repuoiaiea me statement nc
gave a special deputy sneritt at ivaia
mazoo. in which he declared, the 80-year-old
woman alone was responsi
ble for Maude Tabor Virgo's death.
Simultaneously, Joseph C. Virgo of
South Bend, Ind?, who had been held
first, on a charge of murder, then
manslaughter, . was released from
Mrs. Tabor, now the only person
charged with complicity in her
daughter's death, is scheduled to be
brought to trial late this month.
ARE IN CONFLICT
Harold Hatch Swears Davis
Entered Cab at 8:15
George Davis took a taxicab
driven by Scott Leach at 10:10
o'clock the night of the court house
riot and was driven to his home, 1512
North Twenty-eighth street, arriv
ing there at 10:20 o'clock, according
to the taxicab company's records,
produced yesterday afternoon in
District Judge Redick's court, where
Davis is on trial on a charge of as
sault to murder and assault to do
great bodily injury to Mayor Smith
-the night of the riot.
Davis' principal defense in his first
trial and the present one is an alibi
to the effect that he took the taxicab
earlier and arrived home at 8:30
o'clock that evening and did not
leave the house again until the next
'Claims Record Accurate.
S. H. Helmus, manager of the
taxicab company, testified that the
taxicab "Uip sheets" are accurate
and are kept in the office as a per
Attorneys for Davis attacked the
heet on the ground that it might
not be kept accurately. Leach,
(Continued ra Paga Two, Column Two.)
Thousands in Drink
Taken From Cellar of
The Hamilton Home
Highjackers made a successful
raid on the cellar "3t the. home of
Fred P. Hamilton, 608 South Thirty
eighth street, Thursday night, haul
ing away a large and costly assort
ment of wines and liquors, accord
ing to a statement made by Mrs.
"They took "everything in sight,"
Mrs. Hamilton said, adding that the
value of ,the plunder was in the
The intruders gained entrance by
forcing three doors. They used
baskets and hampers found in the
cellar and it is believed they had
an automobile. The theft was not
discovered until morning, when the
Hamilton chauffeur observed the
open doors. .
American C. of C. Asks Aid
Of U. S. for Sufferers
Mexico City, Tan. 16. The Ameri.
can Chamber of Commerce of Mex
ico has directed an "appeal to the
American people through the, Asso
ciated Press for the immediate' re
lief of victims of the recent earth
quake and volcanic eruptions in the
states of Vera Cruz and Puebla-
Discussions on Compromise of
Deadlock Show Less
Washington, Jan. 16. Preliminary
to the second conference tomorrow
of the bipartisan committee of sen
ate leaders discussing compromise
of the peace treaty deadlock, Sen
ator Lodge of Massachusetts, repub
lican leader, ,and two of his col
leagues, Senators Lenroof of Wis
consin and Kellogg of Minnesota,
conferred late today regarding the
proposals received from the demo
There , was less optimism ex
pressed for success of the present
movement, although' the "round
table" discussions are expected to
continue for some time.
Because it is believed publicity
might be harmful, those in Confer
ence were chary of public discus
sion.' In private conversations, how
ever, spokesmen of both' factions
said there still was a wide gulf to
be breached. Headinglhe obstacles
is the reservation affecting article
10 of the league of nations covenant
and on this it was stated reljably
neither republicans nor democrats
were" showing as ye(much disposi-l
tion toward agreement.
In addition to the conference ber
tween Senator Lodge and the two
"mild reservation" republicans, who
are on the informal republican com
mittee, the . republican leader saw
Senator Borah, republican, Idaho,
one of the leading foes of the treaty.
Mr. Borah and Senator Johnson, re
publican, California, another treaty
opponent, also . conferred on the
. On the democratic side numerous
conferences also were held. Sen
ator Hitchcock of Nebraska, the ad
ministration leader; Senators Mc
Kellar 'of Tennessee, Kendrickof
Wyoming and Simmons of North
Carolina and others were artici-
U.'S. Places Embargo '
Against Corn From Mexico
Eagle Pass, Tex.,-Jan. 16. Ar. em
bargo on importation, of corn from
Mexico went into effect here today,
on instructions from Washington,
and 25 carloads, of. corn across the
Rio Grande were not permitted en
try into the United States. The
reason for the. .embargo was not
made public here.
Record Haul of Opium Is
Seized in San Francisco
San Francisco, Jan. 16. Seizure
of morphine and opium' valued at
$34,000 from the bunkers of the Jap
anese . Transpacific liner Tenyo
Maru was repotted by John S. Irby,
surveyor of port here.
According to Irby the. seizure was
one of the biggest' of its kind iivthe
history of the port.
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FOR RING GIVEN
Former. Milliner Says She
Loaned It to Youth for
"Couple of Hours
Grover Smith denied on the wit
ness stand in Dfstrict Judge Beg
ley'scourt yesterday that he gave a
diamond ring, belonging to Mrs.
Irene Baker, to Peggy Weaver,
daughter of City Attorney Frank
v Mr. Weaver, defended the young
man who was sued by Mrs. Baker
for $400, the value placed on the
ring, which was in a Tiffany -setting.
She said he secured it from her in
the Henshaw hotel and told her aft-
lerwards he had lost it.
The j'ury yesterday afternoon re
turned a verdict of $369.75 for Mrs.
It was on cross examination by
Mrs. Baker's attorney that Mr.
Smith denied he had given the miss
ing ring to Miss Weaver.
' Met In Hotel Cafe.
"Isn't it a fact that you gave that
ring to Peggy Weaver, daughter of
the city attorney?" asked Mr. Mc-
Kenzie, attorney for Mrs. Baker..
"N, sir," said Mr. Smith.
"She wears a diamond, doesn't
"I don't know."
"Are you a married man?"
"Yes, sir." ;'.
Mrs. Baker testified that she met
Smith at the 'Henshaw hotel xafe
and- one Sunday last March, after
she had seen him three or four
times, she met him in the parlors,
(Continued on Pagj Two, Column Two.)
U. S. REM
Nearly 1,500 Agents of Treas
ury Department Prepare for
Drastic Action Against Vio
lators of Law. V
ON END OF WET REGIME
Disappearance of Whisky in
Bonded Warehouses Causes
Strengthening of Guard
Little Notice in Capital. ,
Washington, Jan. 16. Nation
wide prohibition by constitutional
amendment the dream for years of
those opposed to the sale of liquor "
became effective tonight at mid
night with the Department of Jus- '
tice and the bureau of international
revenue ready to take drastic action
against all violators. . .
The final step in the work oT
enforcing the new form of prohibition-was
taken when Secretary (ftass
approved finally the regulations to ,
be observed by agents of the fed
John F. Kramer, general prohibi
tion commissioner, announced that
he practically had completed selec-"
lion of his corps of state commis
sioners and local agents, and had
been notified by them that they
were prepared to -start on the task '
of enforcing the amendment as
provided in the Volstead act.
Quiet in CapitoL
Little notice was taken by govern
ment officials of the end of all
licensed sales of liquor except at the
Treasury department, where much
activity was shown at the offices
of officials connected with proibt- '
tion enforcement Their task, tow
ever, was confined to the linkitrg up
of detailed plans for aiding locals
authorities in driving out the ille-"
gitimate dealers in intoxicants. Of
ficials said they Expected, a multi
plicity of legal and lesser tangles
to ensue, but they were making an
effort to avoid as many of these as
Commissioner Kramer said he had
staff of nearly 1,500 men ready to
begin duties at midnight. About
300 of these will work under the. .
direction of . the state prohibition
enforcement officers while the oth- ;
ers will serve much as did inter
national revenue agents before-war-time
prohibition went into effect.
In a few states the state directors
have not been named, but Mr.
Kramer has delegated their powers
to international revenue officials, so -the'
organization was regarded as
complete. Mr. Kramer's bureau has
$2,000,000 -ith whu;h to conduct its
work until July 1,
s Fear Liquor Thieves. -
Treasury officials anticipated some
trouble in handling the distilled
liquors in bonded warehouses. It
has been disclosed that in several '
cities large quantities of bottled,
goods have disappeared from bonded
storage despite the vigilance of reve-1 .
nue officers. To avert further thefts !
Mr. Kramer's staff has been in
structedNto guard such liquors with
extra care. T.
The regulations under which Mr.
Kramer and his staff will operate
comprise one of the largest as well '
as among the most important docu
(Contlnnd on Pago Two, Column Obo.) '
Lone Bandit Foiled, ,
At Scene of Famous
Jimmy' Hope Robbery
New York, Jan. 16. The Man
hattan Saving institution at Broad
way and Blecker streets, scene of
a famous robbery in 1878 when
"Jimmy" Hope and his gang stole
$1,200,000 worth of securities, was
the target of a lone bandit who
made Jan unsuccessful attempt to
rob it of $5,00Q after engaging in
a revolver battle with several of-,
ficers and employes.
Captured at the point of a pistol
held by Constant Bird, president
of the institution, the bandit was
turned over to the police to whom
he gave his name as James Strat
ton of Chicago. .' '
In the 1878 holdup. Hope and his
band and . several professional
cracksmen broke into the bank jan-
cw ork, Jan. 16.-A letter fronH the bank janitor and his wife and
Senator Lodge Will
Reply td PresidenFs
N Jackson Day Speech
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of
Massachusetts in reply to President
Wilson's Jackson-day message will
be read, it is announced, at a dinner
to.be given in the Hotel-Astor next
Monday night, in honor of United
States Senators Hiram W. Johnson
of- California, William E; Borah of
Idaho and James A. Reed of Mis
souri. Senator Lodge is expected
to outline in is letter his views as
to the future of the peace treaty. -
Addresses , will be made by the
three genators, Col. George Harvey
will be toastmaster and among those
prominent in business and politics
who will attend are George V. Per
kins. Theodore. N. Vail. Frank A.
Munsey, William Jt. Wilcox, verett
Colby and Elon H. Hooker.'
tnen, under mreat ot death com
pelled 4he janitor to give up the
combination of the safes and vaults.
Japan Now Ready to Give ,
Shantung Back to China
Tokio, Jan. 16. (By The Assor
ciated Press.) The Japanese gov
ernment, according to the news
papers today, sent instructions last
evening to Yukichi Obafa, the min-;
ister to China, to notify the Pek- '
ing government that Japan, having
succeeded to Germany's rights in
Shantung on January. 10 hy virtue
of the treaty of peace, was ready
now to negotiate at any time for
their return . -
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