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v. ' " Is The Omaha Daily Bee VOL. 49 NO. 220. SHOWDOWN IN PACT FIGHT LIKELY TODAY "No Modifications to Article Ten," Answer Given by Sen ator Lodge to President's Pronunciamento. REFUSES TO REVEAL' MANEUVERS THIS WEEK Aim of Republican Leader to Secure Democratic Support of Wilson Still Has .Some Chance of Success. By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING. Washington, Feb. 29. (By Chi cago Tribune-Omaha Bee . Leased Wire.) "There will be no modifica tion of the' reservation to article ten." In these words Senator Lodge, the republican leader of the senate, re plied tonight to President Wilson's latest pronuhiciamento that he will .not ratify the German peace treaty if it should contain the Lodge reserva tion tinder which the United States assumes no obligation to preserve tiie independence and territorial in tegrity of European nations. In view of this deadlock there 5s a rising demand by republican 'sen ators for an immediate showdown on the treaty in the senate. It is ex pected that this showdown will ma terialize this week and it may come tomorrow, if the attendance of sen ators is sufficiently large to warrant a move in that direction. May Change Program. When the senate adjourned yes terday the program was to continue the disposition of reservations until all had been acted upon except that to article ten, the fate of which will spell the fate of the covenant Now that the president has communicat ed to the democratic leaders his ir revocable opposition to the article 10 reservation republican senators are asserting that it would be a waste of time to prolong the debate and are demanding immediate action on the principal reservation. Senator Lodge would not indi cate tonight whether he would yield to these demands for an Immediate showdown. He has his own ideas of successful strategy, which appear io have been justified up to date by the manner in which he has ma neuvered the democrats into greater concessions that Mr. Wilson had said he would tolerate. Expects Democrat Desertion. The aim of thft jepublkafc-leadet. ever since the, resumption' of debate has been to bring about ratification through a defection of a sufficient number of democratic senators. He is still hopeful that with only the article ten reservation standing in the way enough democrats will pre fer to desert the White House than to. shelve the treaty again and pro long the state of war with Germany. (Continued on Tair Five, Colnma Fife.) Cave Man Tactics Are Sought by American Women, Says Ibanez Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 29. (By Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) Every American man is a coward before a woman and his status in regard to her today is iden tical with that of the southern negro i.etore the advent of Abrafham Lin-fR. coin, according to Vincente Blasco I Dane, famous Spanish author, r - "Every American man has a men tal picture of his wife standing bi hind the dcor with the rolling pity, either literally or figuratively speak iug, according to social standards' said the author. "What this country needs is a secon'd emancipator.. "But let me tell you something, gentlemen. Ihe women do not wjlnt it. Many times I have dined vaVith American women in Paris. They would give dinners in my honor! and 1 would be the only man present. Then, at the dessert, I wouV'd say: 'Ladies, now there is no one 'to hear us, tefl me frankly, do youf like all t'lis bowing end scrapinr of the America! man? Do you like all this exaggerated respect? Are you not sick and tired of it? "And whole heartedl they would answer: 'We are sick jind tired of it W are disgusted wkth it. We would like to be dominated a little bit for a change." "That's just the truth of it. They cant to be tiibminated. A woman likes a master and not a slave. Treat them a liStlc roughly once in a Wilson Has Kept Peace From the World, Says Seihator Poindexter Coatesvillel Pa.. Feb. 29. Presi dent Wilsonls participation in the Adriatic controversy was made the basis for anl arraignment of the league of natifons by Senator Poin- dexter, repuDitcan, nere in a speecn, in which he piointed to that dispute as indicative 4f the futility of the idea "that peafce can be brought to the world inertly by giving up the independence cbf the several nations and uniting them all under one cen tral antnortty. Town, in GriA of "Flu," m . . ' Praxis Nightly to God Chester, S. tl., Feb. 29. Chester will look to Gfcd to wipe out the influenza epidemic. Each night for one minute all electric lights will be extinguished, giring notice to all to offer as their fopplitatjo&av Satan at amaa-clau laarlar ti p. Q. aaaar Ml at Sister of Late Eccentric Tells Why He Did Not Wed Los Angeles, Feb. 29. (Special Telegram.) Told Sunday night of the death' in Omaha of A. J. Seaman, her wealthy and ec centric brother, his sister and nearest relative, Mrs. Harriet E. Wolfe, 1011 Wes Sixty-first street, said: "My brother was a good man, with no. bad habits, bat he lived only to make money. For many years he had been buying tax titles. He inherited a little money and kept adding to it all his life, or ever since we two were left orphans. Probably the reason he never married was because he thought it cost too much. - "I have not seen him for more than 25 years, but several times during recent years I wrote him that both of us were getting old and that either he should visit me or I him. Last summer I "planned to visit him, but when I found I could hardly spare the railroad fare he did not offer to advance it. He wrote affectionately, how ever, that he would like to see me. I was afraid he might get sick and be too economical to call a doctor, and wanted to be with him." When asked if she expected to inherit her brother's fortune, Mrs. Wolfe said she knew of no one BEE'S NEW WIRE SERVICE OPENED SUNDAY EVENING Operated in Conjunction With Chicago Tribune "Scoops" Are Promised.' The Bee's new leased wire tele graphic news service, operated in co-operation with The Chicago Tribune, opened promptly at 7 o'clock last night. By direct wire from The Tribune office, The Bee 'received over 10,000 words of dispatches, representing the best of it.'e product of The Tri bune's correspondents all over the world. This' service will continue, seven days (a week, and in addition The Bee will have the right after March IS to publish The Tribune's features tin the same day they are used by 'Ihe Tribune. As the service continues, it will improve and The Bee's facilities to m-ike fulfi use of it will grow. The first messages over the wire last niglht were these: Chicago Tribune, Chicago. 111. The: Omaha Bee is happy tonight over the beginning of the leased wire ;' service which will make available to it the special dis patches of "The World's Great est Newspaper." It hopes that "the- etjimectioa between, thesei twer great newspapers may be long continued and mutually profitable. Best wishes. THE OMAHA BEE. The Omaha Bee, OmahaA Neb. Thanlt you for your kind mes sage. The sentiments you ex press ar ours also. We are glad to incliide The Bee among the representative papers of the coun try that vwe serve and we hope to sprinkle the nightly reports with many treat "scoops." I THE TRIBUNE. lavalry Cor For Mexi i r i omos Doraer r t. exican Danait o Killed Americans TVogales, Ariz.. Feb. 29. Sheriff R. Earhart's posse returned to Montana Camp tonight after a fruit less search below the international boundary line for Ezequiel Lara and a companion, alleged Mexican band its, charged with the killing of Alex ander J. Fraser, postmaster, and the serious wounding of his brother John A. Fraser, during a raid Friday at Arivac3, Pima county, Arizona. T" A iL. T .U f !-.. with headquarters at Fort Huachaca, Arizona, is scouring the country around Ruby, Arizona, Colcnel W. A. Holbrook, southern department chief of staff, said tonight. Under existing orders the troops, who are negroes can follow a "hot trail into Mexico, but no report of the discovery of a "hot trail" has. been received, he said. A second posse sent out in search of the first, was recalled. Colonel E. C. Carnahan, command er of the Nogales military district, emphatically denied that men of his command had gone into Mexico. Complete Bryan Slate For Nebraska Headed By the "Peerless One" Lincoln. Neb.. Feb. 29. Follow ers of W. J. Bryan in Nebraska have made up a complete slate of dele gates to the democratic national convention, announcement of which was made today. For delegate-at-large Mr. Bryan himself heads the list, together with former Congressman D. V. Stephens of tremont, Judge I. J. 1 nomas of Seward and George W. Berg of Lin coln. Of the 16 district delegate candidates two are women. An opposition slate, made up, it is asserted, of candidates favorable to the nomination of Senator G. M. Hitchcock for president is also ten tatively announced. It suggests for delegates-aHarge former Governors Schallenberger and Neville, Sophus Neble of Omaha and Bernard Mc Neny of Red Cloud. - . Midland Leads Conference. Fremont, Neb., Feb. 29. (Spe cialsMidland college by defeating Hastings college here won first place in the Nebraska college basket ball conference. Midland beat Hait ian. 2 tp 2V Nay it, tW. Hank S. l7. else who might have any claim on it. and she doubted that he would leave a great part of it to charity. ' Mrs. Wolfe has lived here 30 years. After the death of her hus band, 20 years ago, she supported herself as a dressmaker, she "said, but of late years has been helped by her children. She has two chil dren, W. E. Wolfe of Guadalupe, and Mrs. May Goldman, 142 East Sixty-fourth street. this city. Funeral services for Andrew J. Seaman, aged Omaha eccentric, who died at St Catherine hospital Friday night, were held in the chapel on N. P. Swanson's under taking establishment yesterday afternoon. The body, dressed in a new black suit, lay in a handsome steel-grey casket, though Mr. Seaman's last spoken thought was that no expense should be in curred for a casket. His long beard had been shaved off at the hospital. Rev. J. M. Wilson, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, preached the funeral sermon. The body will be taken today to Wahoo, Neb., where it will be buried beside that of Albert Wolf, Mr. Seaman's brother-in-law. ONE INJURED IN AUTO COLLISION DIES ON SUNDAY Thomas Smith Victim of Skull Fracture Two of Other Six May Die. Thomas Smith, 2417 North Seven teenth street, one of seven injured in an automobile accident at Thir teenth and Martha streets Saturday night, died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at St. Joseph hospital. A fractured skull and infernal injuries caused Smith's death, hospital au thorities say. Paul Lamish, 2403 South Thir teenth street; Joseph Snyder, Twenty-third and Bancroft streets; . Al Stacey, 4409 South Twelfth street; M. Hogan, Thirteenth and Martha streets; George Volker, 1920 Lake street, other victims of the automo bile collision, are still in hospitals suffering from injuries. James Kerns, Seventh' and Burt streets, who suffered cuts and bruises about the body, is at his home. Booked for Investigation. Volker is booked at Central po lice station "for investigation. A Ford Livery company's tour ing car driven by Lamish and bear ing four other occupants crashed into a touring car going south on Thirteenth street and driven by George Volker Hogan was with i Oltorfc,r - - Witnesses of tU accident Say otu ( cars were speeuiug. Lamish, Snyder and Smith were rendered unconscious. James Cos grove, 2873 Binney street, who chanced by in an automobile shortly after, the accident, took Volker and Hogan to their homes. Both cars were completely wrecked. , Paul Steinwender, chief clerk to the county attorney, said today an inquest over the body of Thomas Smith would be held Monday or Tuesday. . ' Hospital authorities stated last night' that the condition of Stacey and Snyder is particularly serious. Man Feeds Europe But Nearly Starves Friends at Banquet Chicago, Feb. 29. (By Chi cago Tribune-Omaha, Bee Leased Wire.) Herbert Clark Hoover, the man who fed the world, nearly starved his Chicago friends last night when he appeared at a ban quet five hours late. A wreck somewhere on the railroad be tween Chicago and Washington, D.'C, was responsible. At 7 the beauty and chivalry of the city had assembled in the Hotel Sherman to hear Mr. . Hoover 1,500 of them, all mem bers or guests of the Western So ciety of Engineers. ' At S Frederick K. Copeland, who was presiding, poked his finger into the soup and, noting its zero temperature; ordered the banquet to proceed without Mr. Hoover. ' , At 9:30 Mr. Chairman, observ ing some signs of uneasiness, re vived the Hoover boom, follow ing which an early edition of the Tribune was passed up to the speaker's table. It contained Mr. Hoover's speech, as wired on from New York, and A. S. Baldwin proceeded to seize Old Man Time by the whiskers by reading it aloud. In the middle of "We Won't Go Home Until Morning" Mr..Hoover appeared. He ascendedjto the rostrum and read the whole darned speech over again. The banquet was adjourned at 1 a. m. Light Wines and Beer to Be Asked in House Amendment Washington Feb. 29. (By Chi cago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) Representative Britten of Chicaeo will introduce in the house an amendment to the Volstead pro hibition enforcement act under the terms of which the manufacture and sale of 5 per cent beer and 14 per cent wine would be legalized in states voting therefor by referen dum. Sunday Papers to Cost Dime in Cleveland Now Cleveland, Feb. 29. The price of the Sunday Plain Dealer and the Sunday News-Leader is 10 cents everywhere commencing Sunday due to the constantly rising costs of all labor and puteriala, it wa an- OMAHA, MONDAY, INCREASE IN FOOD PRICE HERE LARGE Federal Report Shows Ten Per Cent Higher Prices Charged in Omaha Than Year Ago More Purchases Made. 29 ARTICLES MOUNT; 11 SHOW DECREASE Average Family Expenditure in U. S. Two Per Cent Higher Than Month AgoWhole sale Prices On Up Trend. New York, Feb. 29. (By Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) The cost of living is still oh the increase, according to reports re ceived by the bureau of labor sta tistics of the United States Depart ment of Labor from retail dealers in 50 cities. The average family ex penditure for food was 2. per cent higher on January 15, 1920, than on December 15, 1919, and the cost in December was 2.6 per cent higher than it had been in any previous month. These figures show an increase of 9 per cent since January, 1919, and an increase of 104 per cent since January, 1913. The comparisons are based on the average retail prices of the following articles, weighted ac cording to the consumption of the average family: Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard, hens, flour, cornmeal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, sugar, cheese, rice, coffee and tea. Increases Past Month. During the month from December 15, 1919, to January 15, 1920, 29 of the 44 articles of food for which prices were secured in 1919 in creased as follows: Cabbage, 33 per cent; potatoes, 26 per cent; granulated sugar, 23 per cent; onions, 11 per cent; lamb and rolled oats, 8 per cent each; hens, 7 per cent; plate beef, 6 per cent; flour, 5 per cent; sirloin steak, rib roast, chuck roast, bread and cream of wheat,. 4 per cent each; round steak and raisins, 3 per cent each; canned salmon and rye, 2 per cent each; ham, evaporated milk, macaroni, baked beans, tea, coffee and bananas, 1 per cent each. Bacon, nut margarine, cheese and crisco each increased less than five-tenths of one per cent. Eleven articles decreased in price ; as ioiiows: a r- . ? ii - t-gteiotlTiib-g-gsv 4- p" butter, 5 per cent; lard and ce canned tomatoes, 3 per cent each; pork chops, storage eggs and oranges, 2 per cent each; fresh milk, canned corn, canned peas and prunes, 1 per cent each. There was no change in prices of oleomargarine, cornmeal, corn flakes and navy beans. The statistics show that the av erage expenditures for 22 articles of food increased from December 15, 1919, to January 15, 1920, in 41 cities and decreased in 9 cities. In Mobile the decrease was 2 per cent, in At lanta, Birmingham, Cleveland, Den ver, Kansas City, Omaha and Port land, Me., the decrease was 1 per cent. Big Increase Here. For the year period, January, 1919, to January, 1920, the greatest in crease, or 11 per cent,' was in Chi cago, Detroit and Springfield. The other cities showed increases rang ing from 1 per cent in Baltimore to 10 per cent in Cincinnati, Fall River, Omaha, Peoria, St Louis and St. Paul. Wholesale prices in general show ed an increase of 22 per cent in Jan uary of this year over January last year. The greatest increase in this period is ' shown for lumber and building materials, which advanced 66 1-2 per cent in price in the 12 months. Cloths and clothing, articles and house furnishing goods followed next, with increases of 49 1-2 and 48 1-2 per cent, respectively. Food and lighting prices advanced about 8 per cent! and metal prices about 3 per cent in the same time. In only one group, that of chemicals and drugs, were prices lower in January than in the corresponding month of last year. ; John S. Coffey Given Police Sergeant Stripes; 20 Years on the Force Emergency Office John S. Coffey, for 20 years a member of the police department, was promoted to field sergeant to take effect March 1, according to an announcement on the bulletin board at Central police station. Sergeant Coffey has an enviable record on the police department, be ing known as one of the most fear less and painstaking officers on the force. Not once in all his years spent on the department has he been called "on the carpet" for misde meanors as a police officer. Sergeant Coffey is eligible for a pensioti in April, but says he will continue m service, THE OMAHA BEE LED THE FIELD IN AUTOMOBILE DISPLAY ADVERTISING SUNDAY, Feb. 29, 1920 Here are the figures: Bee ..... 6,520 inches World-Herald .5,447 inches Newt ....... .4,756 inches MARCH 1, 1920. Cloud of General War in Far East Never So Black As at Present With Angry China and Russia Waiting to Strike at Japan Iron Heel of Mikado's Militaristic Party Felt by Siberi ans and Has Aroused Bitter Hate Coupled With Fear Revolution in Korea Certain Unless Other Powers Launch Campaign American Troops Checked Grabbing of Territory When Torn by Strife. . Tli following dispatch waa refined by the I'ntted States narat Tvtreleaa itntion at Vladivostok, at the personal direction of Admiral Glnavea, who aatd the atorv would hurt Japan's feelings. The naval records disclose Admiral Oleavea, ranking officer of the Asiatic fleet, Is the only I nlted State nary man wearing- the Japan ese decoration of the First Order of the Klsina; Sun. Mr. Hunt carried hla dispatch to 1'ekinf, cabling It westward around the world, cables being- broken then on the Pacific. BY FRAZIER HUNT. Pekin, Feb. 23, via Adena, and London, Feb. 29. (New ' York Times-Chicago Tribune Cable, Copy right, 1920.) Unless Japan with draws from Siberia it will not only fare a united Russia, but revolution in Korea and possibly war from China. The cloud of a great general war ir the far east never was so black as at this moment. China, angry, and only waiting for the right moment to jump on Japan, Korea breathing revolt, and Siberia determined to dnve out the island race, make a combination Japan can afford to view with alarm. Will Give Ultimatum. I have reliable information from heads-of the Siberian revolution that within a short time Japan will be handed an ultimatum giving it the U. S. INSTRUCTOR IN LITHUANIAN ARMY IS KILLED Warsaw Reports Revolution at Kovno Is Growing, With Martial Law Proclaimed. Warsaw, Feb. 29. An Americaa named Harris is reported to have been killed during the recent mili tary revolution at Kovno, Lithuania. Harris joined the Lithuanian army a few months ago as instructor. The revolutionary outbreak at Kovno continues and martial law has been proclaimed. Civilians are not permitted on the streets after 8 p. m. London, Feb. 29. A wireless dis patch from Warsaw under date of Saturday says that the recent revolt of Lithuanian troops at Kovno oc-. curred February 22, when several units that had agitated for deferred pay were ordered to assemble and confer with government representa tives. The men refused to obey the or ders on the advice of bolshevik agi-. la tors irara ShavlirJX-rpiles nort west of Kovno, and directed ma chine gun fire against the govern ment building throughout the 'day and night, the dispatch says. At the same time artillery bombarded the railway station and various parts ot the town. The dispatch does not give the number of casualties, but says that in semi-official circles in Lithuania it is believed the revolt is the result of bad relations between the officers and men. It is expected, the dis patch states, that the insubordina tion will extend and new outbreaks are anticipated.' Swivel Chair "Heroes" Will Be Demoted Under Permament Army Law Washington, Feb. 29. Drastic re duction of permanent officers, of the army from their temporary ranks by regular army grades, effective March IS, has been ordered by Gen eral March, chief-of-staff. Of ap proximately 3,000 officers now hold ing temporary rank higher than their permanent appointments, about 2,000 probably will be re turned to their regular status. , The bulk of the demotions is ex ted to come from the bureaus' in Washington. Gentle Persuasion Not Effective With Bandits Chicago, Feb. 29. (By Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) Tohn Anieszewski, a butcher, will never again try to persuade armed ' thieves to toss aside theirvevolvers and step back into the straight and narrow path. He tried it and now is at the People's hospital with one bullet wound in his left forearm and another in his left leg. Anieszewski had closed his shop and was on his way home when he met two thieves.' "Hands up and shell out" com manded one. "Say now, look here, you two big, strapping fellows have no business in this game," said the butcher, "why don't you look for honest work, so you won't always be dodging the police?" The thieves made no answer, but each fired a shot into the butcher. Red Cross Plans to Wage World-Wide Health Campaign Washington,- Feb. 29 Determined to wage a world-wide health cam paign which will include vigorous steps to bring about the social bet terment of. the races of the earth and the promulgation of a definite policy for t world fight against dis ease and famine among peoples "caught in the . back-wash of the war," representatives of the Red Cross societies of 27 nations are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland, for the opening Tuesday of the first general council of the League of Red Cross Societies. Fiume, Blockaded. Fiume. Feb. 29. (By th'e Asso ciated Press.) A siege of Fiume has begun with a stringent blockade agmitcroadtttt.uicjud)t!f food- By Malt Dally aa choice of withdrawing or of war. The new government at Vladivstok is only waiting to consolidate its freshly won positions, to mobilize the peasants and workmen into armies, to place troops to occupy strategic points and complete the liquidation of the few remaining Kol chak towns in eastern Siberia before it presents its demands on Japan. Today Japan's position in Siberia absolutely is untenable. It finds it self in a hostile foreign country among people who hate it with the intensest hate I have ever seen. They have mistrusted the Jap's motive irom the first moment Japanese troops came to Siberia in August, 1918. The mistrust has grown until at present it is bitter hate coupled with fear. From a first hand investigation of (Continued on Page Two, Column Four,) LAST OF OMAHA AUTO SHOW CARS SAFE IN BOOTH Everything Ready for Orches tral Signal That Opens Doors at 2 P. M. Today. Omaha automobile dealers yes terday finished putting in place in the Auditorium and Annex the 284 automobiles and motor trucks to be offered for the public's approval in the fifteenth annual Omaha auto mobile show. From the $10,000 specially up holstered limousine, the most ex pensive car on display, to the smallest and plainest of the strictly utilitarian motor trucks and tractors, every car was ready last night for the opening of the million-dollar exhibit at 2 this afternoon. Show Manager Clarge G. Howell was jubilant over prospects for the greatest attendance in the history of Omaha shows. With fairly good weather, the crowds coming from all over the Nebraska and western Iowr territory served by the big Qmsha dastribtttors- are expected to break all records. Doors of the Auditorium will be opened at 2 this afternroon to the strains of the Rawrval Oleson or chestra, which will provide concert each afternoon and evening during show week. The interior decorating and ar ranging of an elaborate lighting system had been completed last night an deverything else .in readi ness. Over 100 Arrested in Raids on Gambling And Disorderly Houses Moral squads in charge of Police Sergeant Thestrup and Detective Robert Samardick conducted raids on disorderly houses, and gambling halls in the city Saturday and Sun day nights and arrested over a hundred persons. Anna Beck, 522 South Sixteenth street, John Douglas, 2706 Cuming street, Helen Collens, 2706 Cuming street, were arrested' booked as in mates of a disorderly house. All were released on bond for their ap pearance in court this morning. Clarence Love, 2019 California street, William M. Beasley, Lincoln, Nebraska, Frank Taylor, 710 North Sixteenth street, Daisy Dancoy, 4220 South Seventeenth street and Lucile Clark, 604 Scuth Fourteenth street, were arrested early Sunday morning as inmates of disorderly houses. Gambling raids were made at 3207 South Twenty-fourth street where 12 men were arrested charged with gambling. Each was releaser! on $100 bond. Fourteen colored men were ar rested in an alleged gambling house run by Jim Bell, at 107 South Four teenth street Mysterious Occupants of Auto in Grain Exchange A mysterious automobile was re ported to police to have driven up to the Grain Exchange building late Saturday night, in which were three men and a woman vho got out and tried the doors and windows in the front of the building. . Firemen in ( the station directly across the street discovered the car, and the occupants, on learning they were seen, hurried into the machine and drove away. They returned and firemen later discovered the front door of the Ex change building open. After a search, nothing was found missing. The woman wore a heavy veil, ac cording to police, and the men were attired in sombre hue. The Weather. ' Nebraska Fair and somewhat warmer Monday; Tuesday increas ing cloudiness and colder, probably becoming unsettled. Iowa Fair and warmer Monday; Tuesday partly cloudy and colder. Hourly Temperatures. fl a, in. It a. m 14 T a. ra 13 ft a. an... IS t a. In IT 1 p. m .10 p. m S3 S p. m 3a 4 p. m S7 p. m... ....... ST at. m S 1 a. an 4 (t mrt. Daily. 16.00: Sa.da. II. W: 8n.. 17.00; autald Nak. aaatatt antra. I Frazier Hunt. After a varied newspaper career in many parts of the world, he joined the Tribune staff during the war and wrote the intensely in teresting and ' human stories of naval operations in European waters. He risked his life to go into Bolshevist Russia and give the Tribune true pictures of conditions there. He is now on a tour around the world, telling of what peoples in all lands are doing to establish new nations and reconstruct the old. He gained fame by bringing a copy of the peace treaty to congress when it was refused them from all other sources. Chicago Girl Dying of Gas Writes Note to S is ter of Emotions Chicago', Feb. 29. (By Chicago Tribune - Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) After Goldie Klein htd closed the windows and the door of the room occupied by her at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eu gene Libovitch, she turned on the gas burner, but did not light it. Then she went over to her bed, lay down, and began writing: "In my trunk you will find V $1,000 my savings, both for the time I was employed at Sears Roebuck & company and as coat fitiTshe-r ; TTart Schaffher & Marx Tailorng company. Please my head swims, but I am suffer ing no pair this is a pleasant way to die please send them to mam ma in Hungary. Poor little mam ma. She will my hand trembles so I can hardly write. She will I am, so dizzy. By the time you get this I will be dead. I will close now. Tell tell him no I am sick I can write no longer. (Sign ed) Goldie." lire. Libovitch arid her husband, returning from a motion picture theater, found Goldie lying across the bed. They read the note and telephoned the police. She was dead. An unhappy love affair, the sis ter said, but she didn't know his name. Gerard's Hat in ring For Presidency on Democratic Ticket Manchester, N. H., Feb. 29. (By Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) On his way to North Dakota, James W. Gerard, former ambassador to Germany, made his first declaration in a public meeting that he is a candidate for the presidency on the demo cratic ticket Mr. Gerard stated that he is the only man who is willing to come out and say so, the others "being inclined to wait until their friends bring them the nomination on asilver platter." Mr. Gerard will file his candidacy in North Dakota and is now on his way west' The laws of that state require that a candidate shall appear in person at tne nnng time, Nebraskan Favors Change In River Works Control New York, Feb. 29. Transfer of the control of river and harbor im provements from the United States army engineer corps, whose work along civil lines is termed "costly and obsolete," to a proposed national department of public works is urged in - a statement by the National Department of Public Works Association. A national campaign to further the movement for a new depart ment, endorsed, the statement said, by Herbert Hoover, Governors Lowden of Illinois, Coolidge of Massachusetts and General W. W. Atterbury, will be begun this week. Among those who will be active in the work are Professor T. U. Tay lor, University of Texas, and Pro fessor S. E. Condra, University of Nebraska. Meeting Demands Eviction Of the Turk From Armenia New York, Feb. 29. Banishment of the Turk from Europe and ful fillment of the allied pledge to Ar menia were urged in a resolution adopted at a non-sectarian mass meeting here under the auspices of the authorities of the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Copies of the petition will be forwarded to Presi dent Wilson . o4 h puprcjM ona tt ftarifc TWO CENTS. OVATION FOR PERSHING BY Greater New York Throws Its Thousands Into Hippodrome to Greet Hero at American Legion Benefit. SAYS U.S. A COUNTRY OF LAW, NOT OF MEN Magnificent Audience Rises to , Its Feet as Great Command er Traverses Aisle With His Staff, and Cheers Him. By E. C. SNYDER, v Sprrlnl Correaponilena Tha B. New York, Feb. 29. (Special Telegram.) The climax of two days of busy activity in the line of his military duty was reached tonight ' at the Hippodrome when Gen. John J. Pershing appeared at 9:30 in the proscenium box in that vast theater to put the stamp of his approval upon the creed of the American Le gion. , A great roar of applause went up as the tall, imposing figure moved down the aisle, accompanied by his staff and distinguished represents- tives of the organization which " means so much to the men who were enlisted to fight for "liberty, equality and democracy.'' I he vast audience rose to General Pershing as if moved with a com mon impulse to pay due respect to the greatest military genius of the twentieth century. His comrades in arms, many of them now wearing the habiliments of the citizen,' greeted him with old familiar cries that he had heard so often ring in his ,ears on the battle fields of Fiance and Flanders, and there were hundreds of men in uniform, soldiers and sailors who bore the visible marks of the rages of war, ht alk attesting the loving esteem irwhich they hold Black Jack Pershing. It would be a poor compliment to General Pershing to say that he looked the part of America's great military leader. He not only looked the part but acted it; as he stood pn the stage that was crowded to its utmost capacity with New York's citizens. , 1 The enormous audience crowded (Continued on Page Two, Column One.) Nationalization New 'Demand of Striking ; ' French Railway Men Paris, Feb. 29 The subwar and tramway employes, with the omni bus, cab and tax-cab drivers' union held several meetings todav anH -adopted in principle a proposal to call a sympathetic strike n favor of the railway men, provided they arr invided to do so by the Genera' Federation of Labor, whiclr has as-v sumed direction of the resent strike movement , Delegations of the Parisian union of railwaymen have requested Pre mier Millerand to receive their dele gates. Apparently the dismissal of the railwayman Campanaud for ab sence. from duty to attend a union meeting has been relegated to the background and the railwaymen's claims are now headed bv a demand for nationalization of the roads. The price of bread, which was scheduled to advance from 20 to 30 per cent tomorrow, will remain sta tionary, the government deciding to postpone the increase until March IS. Candidates of Both Parties for President Would Hasten Suffrage Washington, Feb. 29. (By Chi cago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.) Presidential candidate Democratic and republican, joined today in urging ratification of the suffrage amendment in time for y to vote for president in 1920. -? Their statements, received by the f National Woman's party, indicate the importance of the Woman's vote in the eyes of the men prominent" as presidential possibilities. . Rati fication of the suffrage amendment by 36 states would make approxi-' mately 25,000,000 women eligible to vote for the next president and con--gress. Candidates heafd from include, on the republican side, Major General Leonard Wood, Governor Lowden of Illinois and Senators ' Harding. Poindexter and Johnson; from the democrats, Attorney General Pal-" mer, James W. Gerard and William Jennings Bryan. , . - Husband's Memory Lapses When Wife Takes Own Life Los Angeles, Feb. 29. Applying ' to the police for treatment follow ing a lapse of memory, H. R. Baby told the officers the last thing he re members was attending an inquest at San Francisco into the Jeath of his wife, who had shot herself while a passenger on a steamer from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A telegram from San Francisco brought - information that . Mrs. ' Baby's body had been at an under taking establishment there for a week awaiting instructions as to Its disposition. '-' Leave for Lincoln. New York, Feb. 29. (Special.)' Mr. and Mrs. George J. Woods and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Raymond of Lincoln left for their hom tnl MANHATTAN 1 4 "I '