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THE BEE:" OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920.
FIRST LEG OF THE
TRIP TO RESCUE
Expedition to Effect Release
of Missionary Plans to Col
lect Ransom, If Necessary,.
By FREDERICK SMITH.
Hong Kong, March 2. (New
York Times-Chicago Tribune Cable,
Copyright, 1920.) We arrived at
Hong Kong on the coastal steam
ship Sunning last evening, complet
ing the first leg of the journey of
more than 2,500 miles into Yunnan
province. JVith Doctor Osgood we
will make a trip to Canton to see
the American consul general, then
return to Hong Kong and take
ship for Hai-Fong, whence it is four
days by railroad to Yunnanfu. If
Doctor Shelton, the American mis
sionary, still is in the hands of the
bandits, we plan to proceed by chair
or donkeys to meet the bandit.
Doctor Osgood proposes to stay
until Doctor Shelton is nursed back
to health and brought out, saying he
will not return without him, if alive.
Doctor Osgood's wife and children
are in Hiram, O.
The expedition is arousing great
interest in China ports, and every
body' is for us. As a last resort,
Doctor Osgood proposes to offer a
ransom, which the Christian church
then will, try to collect from the
Yunnan is an isolated country
touching the Btirmah ' and Thibet
borders. Yunnanfu is the end of
Bill Would Give People
Right to Add Amendment
. Washington, March 2. Decision
, as to the ratification of constitu
tional amendments would be by the
voters of a state instead . of ' the
legislatures under a resolution to
. day by Representative Johnston,
democrat, New York. The resolu
tion also proposes submission of
constitutional amendments by two
thirds of the state legislatures as
well as by congress. '
To Americanize Islands. -
Washington, March 2. Measures
to Americanize the Virgin islands
were agreed upon today by the joint
congressional commission which re
'4 cently visited the former Danish
possessions. The State department
was asked for an opinion regarding
t the citizenship of the islanders, de
clared to be "without a country"
and legally neither citizens of Den
mark nor the United States. Legis
lation to establish their American
citizenship is proposed.
Sheriff Eludes Mob.
Wewoka, Okl., March 2. Eluding
what appeared to be a lynching
party, Sheriff H. L. Brown of
Chandler, Okl., and his prisoner,
- tap javis, a negro, sementca xo
u ycua in me Mctic pciiuciuidi y
yesterday for an alleged attack on
a Chandler school teacher, are to
day headed for McAIester and ex
citement Jias entirely subsided.
First Wife of McKay
Returns to Her Home
Satisfied With Trial
Mrs. Edna M. Solberg McKay,
first wife of Harry S. McKay, whose
trigafnous nuptials sent him to the
Nebraska penitentiary at Lincoln
Monday to serve from one to seven
years for bigamy, is returning to
her home in St. Paul, Minn., satis
fied at seeing the man who deserted
her for two others, paying the pen
alty for his infraction of the statutes.
And Margaret Fillenworth, who
became Mrs. McKay No. 2, last
August, before Mrs. McKay the
first had been divorced, with what
satisfaction a, woman may get from
seeing the man who left her for an
other, paying for his offense, is rest
ing secure with her marriage to
McKay declared void. 1
But Mrs. Mary H. Milledge Mc
Kay, who became the third wife, be
fore the divorce from -Mrs. Edna
Solberg McKay was granted, is
currying on. She was at her duties
at the l.ove-Hascall company, in the
Woodmen or the World building
yesterday. According to a friend, the
clarifying of her husband's marital
tangle and his enforced absence will
make no difference to her, and she
will be awaiting his return when the
law has been satisfied.
Omaha Thief, Betrayed
. By Drug-Crazed Girl,
Caught in Bank Vault
Wichita Falls, Tex.. March 2.
(Special Telegram.) Al Fulcher of
Omaha, Neb., Monday night was
discovered with a companion in the
basement of the First National bank
placing greenbacks of large denom
ination in a traveling bag. A young
woman, purporting to be an asso
ciate of Fulcher's, furnished the
clew that lead to the young man s
Another young woman, less than
18 years of age, also-said to be' an
associate of Fulcher's, is now in the
Wichita county jail, charged with
receiving . and concealing stolen
property. A large amount of stolen
wearing apparel was found in her
room, apparently left by Fulcher
with-her permission. The young
woman, who informed the authori
ties of Fulcher's proposed raid, was
taken into custody this afternoon by
iedera' agents on a charge of violat
ing .the Harrison anti-narcotic act.
It is said that she betrayed Fulcher
and his companion following their
refusal' to supply her with narcotics.
Thorough Probe of Naval
Vice Charges Is Ordered
'Washington, March 2. A full in
vestigation of charges of gross im
morality and , indecent practices in
connection with the activities of a
naval intelligence vice squad of the
naval training station at Newport,
R. I., was ordered today by the sen
ate naval committee. The charges
were made originally by John R.
Rathom of the Providence, R. 1.,
The investigation will be made by
a subcommittee composed of Sena
tors Ball, republican, Delaware;
Keyes, republican. New Hampshire,
and King, democrat, Utah.
Chairman Ball announced that a
meeting would be held here within
a few days, to determine procedure.
He' said tile committee probably
would hold a number of sessions at
WAR DEVICES TO
Terrible Instruments of Strug
gle Just Past Mild Ma
chines to Those of.
Paris, Feb. 29, Awful as was the
destruction of life and property in
the war which came to and end in
November, 1918, it will be surpassed
tenfold by the wholesale butchery
of the next rrmed conflict between
the nations. Men who haVe devoted
their lives to the study of methods
of killing armies state that owing to
the immense advance in science such
as chemistry and electricity, they
regard the possibility of another gen
eral war with unspeakable horror.
Chief among the tragic conse
quences of the advance of science
will be a formidable intensifica
tion of aerial bombardments, new
and more deadly asphyxiating, new
and more deadly methods of long
range slaughter, newer and more
powerful explosives. Submarines,
guided by wireless telegraphy, will
have no need of crews to risk death
and their torpedoes will be set off
by the same means.
New Torpedo Shells.
M. Painleve, who was French min
ister of war in the Millerand cabi
net of 1917, believes the most potent
weapon in toe next conflict will be
"to-.pedo shells" which will be able
to' travel immense distances before
According to M. Branly, France's
chief wireless, expert, nobody will be
safe, even far behind the actual fight
ing front Wireless methods of de
struction will liavr reached Such ail
extraordinary development, he de
clares, in the course of the next ten
or twenty years that people will have
seriously to consider tne Duuaing oj
subterranean cities because on the
surface of the earth there will be no
security for life. M. Branly regards
the combination of wireless teleg
raphy and aviation as one which will
decide the prime characteristics of
the next war.
"The progress in aviation is
fraught with the direst possibilities
since it ij now easy to transport
enormous quantities of explosives at
unheard-of st eed," said M. Branly.
"The only way to prevent the whole
salt slaughter to non-combatants in
the next war will be the construction
of subterranean shelters under all
our cities capable of accomodating
the entire population. We have seen
airplanes large and powerful enough
to carry .twenty, thirty, even forty
persons, and I foresee in the near
future airplanes capable of carrying
one hundred passengers. They will
have a speed of more than 180 miles
an hour. Setting out' from Berlin
they would be over Paris in a couple
of hours, dropping immense quan
tities of explosives.
Wisconsin May Test the
Amount of "Drunk" in 2.5
Milwaukee, Wis., March 2. The
intoxicating qualities of 2.5 per cent
beer will be tested in Wisconsin in
the event that Federal Judge Gei
ger's decision, legalizing 2.S beer in
Wisconsin after termination of war
time prohibition, is upheld by the
United States supreme court.
United States District Attorney
Sawyer expects word from Wash
ington which shall grant him per
mission to carry an appeal direct to
the supreme court.
In the meantime Wisconsin brew
ries. are ready at a few minutes'
notice to manufacture.
TN PREMIER the spring eyes are fitted -with
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Alemite lubricating system more positive in re
sults than either gravity type oilers or finger oper
ated grease cups. With a special "gun" and a
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' becomes a clean, simple and easy operation,
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the car's equipment, will attract, thousands to the
Westcott exhibit. Of these thousands a few will
look underneath the paint to the goodness within.
These will form their judgment of the car not on
the things that are new today, only to become old
before another show rolls around but upon those
hidden qualities which mean life and service. 'The
evidence that Westcott V the car with a longer
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Toted" Barrels Around in
Taxicabs Did Business of
$5,000 a Day.
New York,. March 2. Sales of
thousands of dollars worth of liquor
in the Broadway theatrical district,
on representation that they were
made under the protection of United
States Marshal McCarthy, were re
vealed when five arrests were made,
according to prohibition agents.
The agents, posing as cafe own
ers, discovered that the business
sometimes was as high as $5,000 a
day. The alleged ringleader eluded
arrest after being located in an ex
pensive suite in a hotel on Broad
way. Lloyd Gitchell and Harry Boes,
theatrical costumers, and Harry
Menk, David Englesburg and Louis
Berg were arrested and held in $500
bail each on charges of violating the
Ernest S. Langley, prohibition
agent in charge of the case, said two
of his assistants arranged at the
cpstumers' quarters to buy three
barrels of whisky at $35 a gallon. A
certified check was offered for the
whisky, it was asserted, but the
vendors became suspicious and the
deal fell through.
Then, the agents' said, they met
two other men in the costumers'
offices and arranged to buy 20 gal
lons of whisky at $40 a gallon, with
delivery March 1. A taxicab was
called and the whisky placed in it.
Then came the arrests. v .
India and Ceylon tea are graded
according to the position of the leaf
on the plant, the lower the leaf the
poorer the quality.
When Tons of McAdoo
Addresses Were Printed
Washington, March 2. (Special
Telegram.) C o n g r e a nva n Mc
Laughlin of the Fourth Nebraska
district, is insistent in his efforts to
ascertain the cause for the shortage
of print paper, and relieve the situa
tion if possible.
He baintains that government pub
licity bureaus, such as the national
council of defense and others of a
like nature, are using hundreds of
tons of paper in the circulation of
valueless literature. These publicity
bureaus, he says, "are merely politi
cal propaganda agencies," and tails
attention to the action of former
Secretary W. G. McAdoo, who had
printed and circulated at governmerTt
expense no less than 25,000,000
copies of speeches delivered by him
self. These speeches weighed 681,630
pounds, over 340 tons, costing the
government thousands of dollars,
but of more importance at the .pres
ent time, is the drain they made oh
the newsprint eupply.
While most of the McAdoo ad
dresses, he said, were made in the
interest of Liberty loans, it was
noticed with twhat cunning the
speeohes were' made to play the
double rote of inviting the public to
invest in bonds and calling attention
to the accomplishment of the demo
The various executive departments
also had printed and circulated about
5,000,000,000 copies of other speeches.
The total weight of paper and en
velopes was 725 tons of paper that
could easily have been conserved.
Catholic Editor Dies.
Philadelphia, March 2. John J.
O'Shea, editor of the Catholic
Standard and Times, died today
after an illness of several month;.
He was 79 years old and was said
to be the dean of Catholic editors in
the United States.
At Auto Show
HERE! The 1920 Briscoe!
Every Refinement; Every Convenience;
Every Comfort; and Economy As Well
A superb example of the famous Briscoe principle that
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talking light weight this season.
The remarkable gasoline and tire
mileage of cars like the Briscoe
has forced every manufacturer to
strive for weight reduction.
Briscoe, as you know, has always
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Briscoe merely carries this fea
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emphasizes Briscoe supremacy. ,
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Perhaps no single automobile
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than the compact, sturdy efficient
Briscoe motor, with its smooth,
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The mileage records of thousands
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