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OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1920. .
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OBJECT COCKTAILS f
New York, Jan. 28. Assistant
Prohibition Commission Agent
John Quigley7 is investigating the
following "personal," which ap
peared in a morning paper: :
"Lady with a bottle of vermouth
toould like to meet gentleman with
bottle of gin; object, cocktails."
. MAKES $225 A WEEK. " ,
New York, Jan. 28. Peter B. Sfe
fano, a Brooklyn bootblack, makes
$225 a week shining shoes, accord
In'g to his wife, Mrs. Josephine Stef
ano, who entered suit in the Brook
lyn supreme court for a separation.
She charges cruel nd inhuman
treatment and declares that her hus
band refused to give her 10 cents
to go to a "movie." Decision was
reserved on her request for $50 a
fceek temporary alimony1.'
PARSON KILLS WOLF
IN BEATRICE BACKYARD.
Beatrice, Neb..-Jan. 28. Rev. For
est Eisenbise of this city shot and
killed a wolt in his backyard. -His
little daughter came running int9
the house screaming at the 4op of
her voice that there was' a wolf in
the yard. Mr, Eisenbise, thinking
it was a dog. looked out and saw the
wolf. He procured his trusty shot
gun and killed the animal at the first
"WE WANT TO GO BACK" .
SONG OF EX-SERVICE MEN.
Philadelphia, Jan. 28. "We want
to go back" is the new slogan of ex
tervice men here who want to re
turn to France. Scores have ap
plied for passports to enable them
to return to France.
MUST PUBLISH NOTHING .
,BY OR ABOUT HIM.
Berlin, Jan. . 28. Hanns Heinz
Ewers, the - noted playwright and
poet, has sent a circular letter to all
the 1 principal German newspapers
and publishing houses requesting
that, they abstain from publishing
anything by or about him, ou the
ground that he was released by the
American authorities only upon his
Word of honor that he would pub
lish .nothing, not even non-political
works, until peace is declared be
tween the United States and Ger
many. Hanns Heinz Ewers is one of the
: best-known German authors, famous
particularly for his satirical and
I lyrical writings. He was in Amer
ica when the war broke out and
was interned v in 1917 for alleged
.anti-American utterances. He is
well known in New York society
and literary circles. . The above is
the .first ncwi that he has. returned
HEAVY STEEL DOORS
St. Louis, -Jan. 28. Heavy steel
doors' are in great demand here of
late by those who have "some in
the cellar." The desire to protect
,-these caches against possible eva
sion, by ;the ice man, the plumber,
or other intruders is making con
siderable business for one of the big
safe concerns here , Bricklayers,
'too,, are said to find considerable
, employment in the construction of
small cellar vaults in private homes.
WAVES' FROM MARS THEORY
INTEREST U; S. RADIO MEN.
x Washington, Jan. 28. Interest
manifestly outweighed skepticism
among radio experts at the Navy
department in discussing Signor
; Marconi's suggestion that Mars may
. be attempting to communicate with
.. the earth by radio. Proponents of
the theory said they would enjoy
. the &x$ntage of having no com
: peterit disputants, at least until
science in some other way accounted
for the mysterious, interruptions
$haf had been experienced since
jwireless telegraphy was perfected.
"These interruptions or innuences
are entirely distinct in their regis
Hering effect from innuences readily
traceable to atmospheric or static
conditions," ,said Captain , W. S.
Bryant, of the naval communica
tions service. "They record with a
feeble or 'mushy' intensity as com
pared with clashing ot static dis
turbances. I confess that they have
been a much greater source of an
noyance, however, than of interest.
Whether or not they emanate from
' Mars, as suggested by Marconi,
seems to be an- open question so
far. It is at least one that affords
pleasureable exercise for the imag
ination." "THERE IS NO FLU,"
Ottawa, Jan. 28. Chicago and
New York have no influenza at all,
according to Dr. W. H. Church, one
of Ottawa's foremost physicians. Not
only that, but "there will be no re
currence of the influenza epidemic
in this generation," he said.
"The cases reported so faithfully
from day to day in .New York and
Chicago in such numbers are nothing
.more or less than grippe. The symp
toms are no different and the death
rate no higher than of the old and
more familiar affliction.
"In my Ottawa practice I don't
know of one person who was at
tacked by the 'flu," who has had a
recurrence. The attacks seems to
h$Jb immunized those who felvic
: tims and survived, while, those .not
' attacked wcr not susceptible to the
1 wcr nc
at all." ,
HINT SUFFICIENT FOR
, TIGER OF FRANCE.
Paris, Jan. 28. Former Premier
Clemenceau has reserved a state
reom on the steamer Lotus, leaving
Marseilles February 3 for Alexan
, dria, Egypt He iseported to be
absolutely sincere in his decision to
remain in retirement and under no
consideration to be drawn again into
hi turmoil of nolitics. To an edi
tor of L'Homme Libre he remarked
the other day anent his defeat in the
v test vote of parliament on, the presi
dency week before last:
"Some persons need a hint, others
kick. I am through. My enemies
nay think ,1 received a kick; my
. friends "only a -hint At any rate I
am through. I am off for Egypt
first, then well, ye snail act, rtr
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Preponderance of Senate
Opinion on Eve of Final Bi
partisan Conference Is That
Deadlock Has Been Reached.
CANNOT AGREE ON
TWO POINTS OF ISSUE
Article Ten and Monroe Doc:
trine Prove Stumbling
Blocks to Compromise That
Otherwise Might Come.
Washington, Jan. 28. Preponder
ance of senate opinion on the eve
of another, and perhaps final bi
partisan conference of republican
and democratic leaders, was that a
deadlock had been reached, making
an agreement very unlikely at this
time on compromise peace treaty
Reservations to Article X and for
preservation of the Monroe dostrine
promised to be the center of variance
between the leaders of the Wo fac
tions at tomorrow's meeting and it
appeared that should a break come
it would result from inability to
agree on these two points. Should
the bipartisan conferences, which
have been in progress for more than
two weeks be abandoned influences
at work in both political parties, it
was .asserted today , in some quar
ters, undoubtedly would have a
strong effect ultimately in the di
rection of a committee which would
keep the treaty out of the political
Two Points of Issue.
Article X and the Monroe doc
trine, it became known today, were
the only subjects on which tentative
agreement has not been reached. by
the bipartisan committee. Much of
the language of the republican
reservations adopted last session has
been agreed to by the democrats, it
was revealed, while many changes
had been conceded by the republi
cans and two of the reservations
had been conceded, by the republic
cans and two of the reservations had
been rewritten entirely. '
Among the changes approved by
the committee were the following:
Modification of the preamble so
that instead of requiring specific af
firmative acceptance of the reserva
tions by three or four of the great
powers, such acceptance would be
taken for granted unless objection
were made before disposition of rati
fication by the United States,
y Reservation on. Voting.
Qualification of the reservation on
voting strength in the league so the
United States would not be bound,
except' in cases where it previously
had given its assent, by decision in
which any member had more than
one vote. In the republican reser
vation this exception was omitted.
Change of the withdrawal reser
vation to make it provide that no
tice of withdrawal from member
ship in the league "shall be given by
a joint resolution" of congress m
tMfl nf "mav be given by a con
current resolution." A joint resolu
tion requires the signature of the
president, while a concurrent resolu
tion orainaruy aoes not.
Deletion of direct reference to
Japan and China by name in the
Shantung reservation so the United
t;tntp simnlv would withhold as
sent to the Shantung articles ana
reserve liberty of actions in any dis
pute arising under them. ' '
Complete rearguing 01 iwq u uic
reservations so they would require
thaf no representative to the league
be appointed without congressional
authorization and that no recom-
tnpndition of the leasrue regarding
armaments would be valid until ap
proved by congress. ;
Numerous moaincaiions 01 nn
cuage in ethers of the 14 reserva
tions. That providing that the
United States would accept no man
datory except by congressional ac
tion was one of those, however, re -
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Land in Mexico and
Are Made Prisoners
McAllen. Tex., Jan. 28. Two
army aviators. Lieutenants E. F.
Davis and G. E. Grimes, carrying a
military message from Fort Brown,
Tex., to Nogales, Ariz., today
were forced to make a landing in
Mexico, 30 miles south of Za
pata, .Tex., and tonight are being
held by Mexicans.
According to a message received
here tonight from the aviators, they
have been promised their freedom
Lieutenant Davis and Grimes,
who. are atteched to the air station
here, were carrying a message dupli
cate of that which was sent from
Fort Brown to Nogales in another
plane., Lieutenant Davis was the
pilot. They became confused in the
fog and followed the Solado river
from Zapata into Mexico instead of
proceeding on up the Rio Grande.
They als jiad codm txouWe,
97 NEW CASES OF
. FLU IN ONE DAY,
IS RECORD HERE
Low Mortality Rate, However,
Shows Disease Is Not
Severe This Year.
Influenza records for one day this
season were broken Tuesday, when
97 new cases were reported to the
health department, bringing the to
tal for this week to 165 and the total
for the month to 267.
Pr. J. F. Edwards, health com
missioner, believes that the low
moitality rate confirms his belief
that the disease is not appearing in
severe form this year. Only four
deaths from influenza have been re
ported this month in Omaha.
Nine members of the tamily ot
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sorenson, 3S2S
North Fortieth street, are stricken.
"I am askinsr the social workers
to furnish assistance in making the
home visitations, as we are short
of nurses, the health commissioner
stated. "When cases of influenza
are reported to us, we visit each
home and give advice as to isolation
and quarantine. Omahans are co
operating with the health depart
ment this season in keeping influ
enza down to a minimum. The most
encouraging feature of the situation
is that only a comparatively few se
vere cases have been reported, al
though there are many mild cases.
We are exercising vigilance."
Schools at Shubert. Verdon and
Humboldt, Neb., have been ordered
closed on account of influenza, ac
cording to a report received here
Washington, Jan. 28. There has
been practically no change in the
influenza situation over the United
States during the last 24 hours. A
slow but gradual increase m the
number of new cases was shown in
reports from several states received
today by the public health service.
Kansas Hard Hit.
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 28. Within
three hours after the state health de
partment opened its offices this
morning it had received report of
762 new cases of influenza, indi
cating thai today's total will by a
wide margin eclipse that of any day
since the epidemic appeared in this
state. The total for 2AJiQr6 .Xuaft-4
day was 737.
' 180 Stricken in Fleet
Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 28. In
fluenza at the Puget Sound navy
yard has sent 180 men out of the,
battleship division, Pacific fleet, to
the hospital during the past several
days, it became known today. One
death was reported.
Police and Firemen Hit
New York, Jan. 28. The police
and fire departments were hard hit
by influenza Wednesday, 600 police
men and between 200 and 300 fire
men being unable to report for duty.
The National Association of the
Motion Picture Industry volun
teered to have warnings to avoid in
fection flashed on the screen in all
motion picture houses.
778 Cases Reported.
Topeka, Kan.. Jan; 28. Seven
hundred and seventy-eight cases of
influenza were reported to the state
board of health Wednesday from all
parts of the state, bringing the total
so far reported to 2,892.
87 Deaths in Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 28. Influenza
caused 87 deaths in Chicago in the.
last 24 hours, and pneumonia deaths
numbered 77, the health department
announced. New cases of influenza
during the sanje period numbered
1,472 and pneumonia cases 400.
"The number of influenza cases is
gradually lessening," Deputy Health
Commissioner Koehler said.
Avert Debate ori
Market Report of
v Live Stock Men
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 28. The
threatened debate over the adoption
of its market committee's report was
averted at Wednesday's session of
the American National Live Stock
association's convention. Steps wet
taken in several quarters looking to
compromise of the differences in
opinion" arising from the committee's
U - ecommendation that federal legis-
T i . . r i
lation for regulation of -packing in
dnstry be enacted.
Among these steps was a declara
tion from H. A. Jastro, chairman, of
the committee, , and for six terms
president of the association, that the
time had come for active opposition
to the packers on the part of the
stockmen to cease.
Without retiring in any degree
from the stands taken by the com
mittee, he said there was danger
that other . organization s,"ho we ver
moral in their views, might work ir
reparable injury to the livestock in
dustry unless their agitation against
the packers was "halted. :
Daniels Says He Knows
., Name of Next President
Philadelphia, Jan. 28. Secretary
of the Navy Daniels started v con
siderable speculation here as to
whom he meant when he said in a
speech that he could tell who would
be the next president of the United
States, but that he did not know to
which oartv the man beloneed. ,
-The secretary was addressing the
graduating class of the fierce school
on the work of the navy and on
i Americanism. , . -v.
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Parlor Bolshevists in American
Colleges Worse Than Unedu
cated, Spillman Tells Consti
POSTPONE PLAN TO
BAR ILLITERATE VOTER
Cedar County Man Urges
Passage of Proposal on,
Grounds of Success of Law
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 28. (Special.)
Members of the constitutional
convention made a broadside attack
on parlor bolshevists Wednesday
when an attempt was made to put
on general file Proposal No. 205,
making it necessary for every voter
to be able to read and understand
the constitution. The attempt failed
and the proposition was indefinitely
Delegate Cleve. of Otoe, tried to
revive the measure and Spillman, of
Pierce, led the opposition. The dan
ger in this country, Mr. Spillman
contended, is not in the unfortunate
uneducated man who cannot read
the English language, but rather
from the super-educated men and
women who can read it but do not
care to understand it.
Spillman Raps Reds.
"Parlor bolshevism is more, dan
gerous than lack of education," he
declared. "Universities and col
leges all over the United States have
men and women on their faculties
who are educated and who can read
the constitution, but who are doing
more to undermine the principles of
our government than any other
class." - . ' '
Mr. Spillman argued that while
Emma Goldman, Carf Berkman and
Victor Berger can read and under
stand the constitution, the are not
as fit to vote as the most unedu
cated man who works with his
hands and helps td support this gov
ernment. Bryant Favors Plan.
Wiltse, of Richardson, opposing
the measure, said the proposed re
quirements would be nothing less
than taxation of the uneducated
classes without representation.
Lahners, of Thayer, contended thit
the proposition, if passed, would
take the right of suffrage from many
Civil war veterans who are unable
to read the English language.
Delegate Bryant, of Cedar county,
sole defender of the measure
Wednesday, declared that Massachu
setts has had a. similar provision in
its constitution for 60 years and it
has done much to diminis illiteracy
Referendum Law Altered.
Only one change in the initiative
and referendum proposal after a two
hour debate. An amendment by
Peterson making it necessary to get
twice the required number of sign
ers to a referendum" petition in order
to suspend the law to be voted upon
until after the election was adjusted.
The amendment provides for 10
per cent of the voters of the state
to sign hc petition if the law is to
be suspended. The proposal as it
now stands makes it possible to refer
a law with only S per cent of the
voters signing the referendum peti
tions. The vote on the Peterson
amendment was 51 to 22.
Other Changes Fail.
Pollard, of Cass, McDonald of
Buffalo and Pugsley of Lancaster
made unsuccessful attempts to get
minor c'nnges into the proposal.
Pugsley sought to incorporate a
clause in the referendum law requir
ing the attorney general to prepare
adigest of the measures to be voted
The assembly steered the follow
ing proposals into the- heap of meas
ures indefinitely postponed: Nos.
185. 210, 89, 209 and 171. Two of
the bills vere on the location of the
slate capitol, one by Norman, pro
viding thaiathe location be Omaha.
Omaha Patrolmen on
Their Work During Year
Police Commissioner Ringer, in a
short talk to patrolmen at the Cen
tral station last night, complimented
the men on their work in the past
year and read several letters he had
received from, citizens expressing
their appreciation for the courtesy
shown by the officers and their quick
response to calls.
Mr. Ringer also reviewed the rec
ord on ' automobiles recovered in
the city during the past year, show
ing that Omaha stands among the
first cities in the .west in the per
centage of recovered cars. "
"Regardless of the amount of criti
cism which the department has been
through in the past year,' said Air,
Ringer, "I think that the department
has more than been a credit to the
city of Omaha, and because of this I
wish personally to tell the men that
i and all the members of the city
commission appreciate .the work
they; have. bea ' t
Chairman Hays Announces Membership
and Purpose of, Committee on Policies .
and Platform for Republican Convention
171 Members Are Named, of Whom 19 Are ,Women Purpose Is "To Invite Ad
vice and Co-Operation of the Ablest Men and Women From All Groups, Sec
tions. Industry, Business, Professions and Interests in the Nation; to Gather!
Pertinent Facts and Data, to Study Intensively the Larger Problems Con
fronting Us and to Offer the Result Qf Their Efforts as Suggestions to the
" Resolution Committee" Victor Rose water, E. L. Burke, , Congressman
Reavis and Mrs. M. D. Cameron. Nebraska Representatives on Committee.
San Francisco, Jan. 28. Will H,
Hays, chairman of the republican
national committee, tonight made
public his appointments to the ad
visory committee on policies and
platform, consisting of 171 members,
19 of whom are women. This com
mittee includes 12 members of the
republican . national committee
whose appointment had been an
nounced previously by Mr. Hays.
"The purpose of this committee,"
Mr. Hays said, "is to invite the ad
vice and co-operation of the ablest
men and women y from all groups,
sections, industry, business, profes
sions and interests in the nation;
to gather pertinent facts and data,
to study intensively the larger prob
lems confronting us, and to offer
the result of their efforts as sug
gestions to the resolutions com
Will Be Working Body.
"This committee will itself be a
working body," he added, "and will
suggest the line of thought and in
vestigation for a great many others.
Many of the committee will give
their entire time to the effort. Those
giving a substantial amount of time
will constitute an executive com
mittee of which Ogden L. Mills, jr.,
of New York city, will be chair
man, and John Cullen O'Laughlin
of Washington, D. G, secretary.
The organization for the committee
activities will be enlarged and ad
ditional members designated as the
scope of the work broadens."
"Party programs," Mr. Hays as-
IN TV0 CITIES
Omaha and Council Bluffs Of
ficers Unite in Efforts to
Capture Youth Who Robbed
ine rruaeniiai UlllCe.
'. Police of Omaha and Council
feluffs are still searching for the bold
boy bandit who walked coolly into
the Council Bluffs office of the Pru
dential Insurance Co. at 6:15 Tues
day evening and daringly htd up
nine men at the point of a revolver,
obtaining $800 in cash and a $2,500
The youth, who was not more
than 20 yesrs old. wore a handker
chief over the lower part of his face.
His victims were, therefore, unable
to give police a good description and
detectives have slender clues to fol
low in the'r hunt for the young rob
ber. Suspects Not Identified.
J. H. Kyner and Opal Bronson,
two men arrested by Omaha police
Tuesday right and taken to Council
Bluffs in connection with the holdup,
are still being held in the city jail
across the river, although N. Bailac,
manager ot the insurance company,
and others have failed to identify
cither of tr-em as the bandit who
staged ..the nervy robbery lone
handed. The automobile found in a Seventh
street garage at 9:15 Tiiesday night
has not been identified. Thisnachane
was the one which carried the youth-
(Continued on Fare Two, Colnmn Three.)
Appeal to Congress
. For Aid for Europe
Washington, Jan. 28. Through
Secretary Glass, President Wilson
has renewed the appeal to congress
to grant credits of $150,000,000 for
Poland, Austria and Armenia to al
leviate conditions which threaten
"moral and material chaos" in those
.Secretary Glass presented the
president's letter to the house ways
and means committee without com
ment and the committee deferred
cbnsideration of it until tomorrow,
when it will have a further confer
ence with treasury officials regard
ing the loans and the financial situa
tion generally. There was no indi
cation when the committee would
act finally on the request of Mr.
Glass that the credits be authorized.
Irish Labor Party Won't
Ally With the Nationalists
Belfast, Jan. 28. The fficial report
of the partliarhentary labor party
delegation which has been investi
gating conditions in Ireland, declines
an alliance with the nationalist party.
It declares the fact that the nation
alists recently advised Irish support
ers in Great Britain to vote for labor
candidates means only that the na
tionalist party is convinced that the
: only party ready to give justice to
land is he labor part,
WILL H. HAYS,
Chairman Republican National Com
mittee. serted, "must always be subject to
amendment and change by the re
sponsible living thought expressed
within the party by men and wom
en alike. The republican party's
half century of achievement is the
best guarantee to the county of fu
ture fulfillment, but it is only on
future fulfillment that its useful
ness will depend. -The party must
continue to be the instrument to
BI UJUK1 aiULUN .
Daylight Visit of Bandits to
Charles' A. Lewis Home
' Nets Two Cases. .
Less than a week after several
thousand dollars' worth of confis-
. - J i: i i i a i .
fcharles A. Lewis, former saloon
proprietor, 1930 South Thirtieth ave
nue, highjackers made a daylight
visit toMhe Lewis home and made
off with two cases of the stuff. The
theft occurred yesterday morning
while the family was absent from the
i About 20 other cases of liquor had
been piled in the kitchen by the
highjackers preparatory to being re
moved from the house. At least foui
men comprised the party of high
jackers that escaped in an automo
bile, Mrs. Lewisdeclared. She said
she could identify two of the men.
The liquor was confiscated by state
agents in a raid on the Lewis resi
dence August 13. Mr. Lewis was
fined $100 and costs in Central po
lice court and the case was appealed
to district court. A week ago the
stuff "was returned to Mr. Lewis by
Sheriff Clark upon order of District
Street Railway Co.
Pays Occupation Tax
And Disposes of Suit
The payment of $115,023.39 Ocdu
pation tax for 1919 by the Omaha
and Council Bluffs Street Railway
company yesterday, disposed of liti
gation which has been pending be
tween the city and the traction corn
pany for nearly a year. '
The street railway company re
fused a year ago to pay occupation
tax on the grounds that its earnings
were not adequate on the five-cent
fare basis; that the city had stood
in the way of the company obtaining
more than a five-cent rate from the
State Railway commission, and that
the occupation taxes under such cir
cumstances were unconstitutional
. The street car company was al
lowed a seven-cent fare last summer,
and it began in August to collect this
rate. The revenues of the company
since August have permitted it to pay
the disputed occupation tax where
upon Corporation Counsel Lambert
agreed to the dismissal of the suit
brought by the city.
25,000 Hear Pershing
Urge Universal Army
Training for Youths
San Diego, Jan. 28. Gen. John J.
Pershing, here on a tour of inspec
tion of army posts and camps, ad
dressed a crowd estimated at 25,000.
He highly praised California sol
diers in the American expeditionary
force and reiterated his plea for uni
versal military training, though em
phasizing the assertion that he was
opposed to a militaristic policy , of
apply to new and changing condi
tions, the wisdom of experience and
the efficacy of honest, zealous, serv
ice. , ll is the party of the future or
there s no use for the party.
"Men and Women Alike.
"To men and women alike is of
fered the right of poltical self de
termination. The dirty of the party
membership is to say what the
party's purpose shall be, what its
policies shall become. The funda
mentally essential right within a po
litical party is the opportunity of the
membership to express itself It
is the problem of the party mem
bership to determine what the party
stands for. Through it all, however,
should run a supreme motif, and in
the republican party that supreme
motif is the honest" and unselfish,
patriotic and intelligent effort to pro
mote and safeguard the best inter
ests of the republic and its citizens."
In his statement announcing the
committee's appointment, Mr. Hays
"The potentiality for usefulness to
the country and the party- of such a
committee is very great. The prob
lems which are ahead of us are im
measurable in magnitude and com
plexity. The majority of the citizenry
of the country believe that the re
publican party may best be trusted
with the solution. The country wants
and' is entitled not only to this faith
in the honesty of intention and fun
damental ability of the republican
party, but to a well defined statement
of purpose and party program. It
f Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
TILDEN MAN HAS
Charles Young Is First Victim
. Of Deadly Malady in
The first case of leprosy believed
to be recorded in Nebraska was
brought to the attention of Omaha
physicians two weeks ago and more
recently diagnosed before a clinic of
the Douglas County Medical asso
ciation. . '
Charles Young, 49 years old, of
Tilden, Neb., is the victim 'and until
several days ago was being treated
at a local hospital. According to Dr.
Charles McMartin, whose attention
was first attracted to the case, the
man is now out of the city in the
hands of the state , health depart
ment. Treated By New Method.
Young is being treated with a pos
sibility of ultimate cure ,by a new
method that has been found effect
ive in similar cases. He came here
several weeks ago from Tilden and
applied at the Creighton Mediral
college for treatment. A specialist
in skin diseases then diagnosed the
case as leprosy.
Young's body bears decided evi
dence of the malady, though the
disease is not yet in an advanced
stage, examining physicians declare.
He has been taking treatment for a
bloo disease for some time.
Spanish War Veteran.
Young is a veteran of the Spanish
war and believes he contracted the
malady while stationed at Key West
Leprosy was a common 'malady
in .ancient periods, but gradually
subsided toward the latter part, of
the middle ages, medical history re
lates.. In 'various parts of the world
those afflicted are confined in settle
ments. Iceland contains a number
of lepers, while the Molokai Island
in the Hawaiian group is considered
the largest haven of the affliction.
Edwards Disturbs Harmony
Of Democrats, Bryan Says
Bristol. Va., Jan. 28. William J.
Bryan declared in an address here
that although he did not want th
liquor question brought into the
presidential race, the people should
demand that the republican party
announce its stand on prohibition.
Renewing his attack on Governor
Edwards of New Jersey, Mr. Bryan
asserted that the governor was sup
ported, by the liquor ' interests and,
that Governor Edwards was disturb
ing the harmony of the party.
T have suffered more than any
other man from lack 'of harmony in
the democratic party," he added,
"and I am not disturbing the party's
harmony. I want it."
No Change in Uniform.
'Washington, Jan. 28. Secretary
Baker ruled today that no changes
would be made in the present army
uniforms, mainly because of the high
cost of material.
Secretary Lansing Tells Sen
ate America Is in Position
Teutons Coveted and Sought
By Aggression and Force.
UNITY 0F COMMAND IN
FOREIGN TRADE ASKED
Recommends That Diplomatic
And , Consular Services Be
Brought Closer Together and
Washington, Jan. 28. The United
States, Secretary Lansing declared
today in a report to the senate, has
come, as a result of the war -and
through no' self-effort, "into a po
sition of economic preponderance,
quite comparablcJo that which was
coveted by Germany and which -she
sought to attain by means of ag
gression and force."
The report, which was in -response
to a senate resolution -in-auiring
of the heads of the several
departments the steps taken to pro-,
mote'the foreign trade of the United
States, expressed the belief of Mr.
Lansing that the State department,
especially that portion devoted to
trade problems, must be completely
War Came as Surprise.
"The European war came upon
the United States in 1914," said Mr.
Lansing, "as a surprise chiefly be
cause' its Department of State,
through inadequate equipment,
had been unable to gather infor
mation and interpret it in a manner
which would reveal the hidden pur
poses by which hostilities - were
precipitated. Possibly no blame
can be imputed to this Kovernment
lior- this laxity in view of the gn
erai commence in the supremacy of
international justice; but today after
the experiences through which we
have passed, no reasonable effort
must be spared to make a similar
surprise impossible jn the future,"
Ask Unity of Command. -Asserting
that diplomacy and :
trade promotion more than ever -will
go hand in hand as a result of .
the war, the secretary expresses
the opinion that the time has now m
arrived "to establish a unity of com
mand" in the matter of foreign
trade. Mr. Lansing adds thaf while .
there may be no duplication of
work, several governmental agen
cies are operating at present in the
same domain of foreign affairs.-'
. One of the principal recommenda-;
tious made to the senate in the
report is that the diplomatic and;
consular services be -brought clos-'
er together and given an inter-'
changeable character. Another is'
that a means be provided for pro-;
motion of consuls general and dip-J
lomatitf secretaries to the -grade of '
minister, thereby obtaining the
services of trained men. ,
Exchange Rates Drop.
To New Low Records
New York, Jan. 28. Rates of ex
change on London and all the prin-
cipal European centers continued to
dwindle to new low records todav
through sheerweight of offerings
from domestic and foreign sources.
Today's declines extended, to the
Orient, the rate moving against
Japan for the first timein more than,
a year. T'lere was little trading ii
Chinese bills because of the inability,
of dealers to secure definite quota
tions., , '
Consternation at London.
Advices from London indicated
that a feeling akin to consternation "
had taken possession of the British
capital, which for generations domi
nated the world's exchange market.
Neither in London. Paris nor here
was any solution of the problem of
fered, although it was realized that
matters now have reached the stage
where further delay may cause
Primarily, the situation as viewed
by those most concerned hinges on
the fact that nearly all the European
countries are heavily in debt to the .
United States. Only by the organ
ization of an international exchange
committee and the willingness of
American bankers to extend credits
already contracted can existing eon-,
ditions be overcome, in the opinion
of lcsfding mercantile interests. ;
Sterling at New Low.
today's 'ov rate of $3.49 on de
mand bills of the pound sterling
marked a decline of 6 cents from
yesterday's record low and implies
a discountof slightly more than 28
per cent. French and Belgian
francs, also lires, all normally quoted
at 5.18'4 to the dollar, fell to levels
ranging from 60 to 70 per cent under
normal. German marks rose from
1.06 to 1.27 cents, an almost infini
tesimal recovery, however, in view
of their normal or pre-war value of
23.8 cents. x .i
, Rates on the north European
centers, which - suffered their first
severe reaction yesterday, also reg
istered further depreciation today,
although' sales of such bills were re
ported as. comparatively jjgfcfc " v.
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