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The Omaha' Daily Bee
VOL 49 NO. 264.
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ii. s. daniel
Temporary Appointment Will,
Probably Be Permanent
To Take Up Active Duties in
New Post Today.
HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE
IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
' New Official Has Practiced
, Law in City for Nineteen
Years Is1 a Supporter of
., Herberjt S. Daniel, attorney, has
been appointed acting postmaster of
Omaha, succeeding Charles E. Fan
nin?, who died a week ago. ,
Mr. Daniel will take charge of
the office this morning and will hold
it until a permanent nomination is
made by President Wilson. The un
derstanding is that the president will
name Mr". Daniel for the permanent
. four-year team.
The temporary appointment was
made through the postmaster gen
eral on recommendation of Senator
i Quite unlike his predecessor, Mr.
.Daniel has not been particularly
active in democratic politics, al
though he has been .a consistent
party man and a supporter of Sen
ator Hitchcock. '!
Mr. Daniel wa born in Norfolk,
Neb., but snent his latter youth in
Virginia, being graduated from the
University of Virginia. He re
turned to Nebraska and began the
practice of law in Omaha 19 years
ago. . ' .
The 'only previous public offices
Mr. Daniel has held -were those of
city, prosecutor a .number of years
ago and chief of a division in the
office of A. Mitchell Falmer, custo
dian of alien enerrjy property (during
the war. In the latter position Mr.
Daniel directed the care of over
$600,000,000 of property, embraced
.in 25,000 separate trusts. "--
Proposed Bill Would
Let Railroads Enter
(lileaco -ibune-Omh Bee leased Wire.'
, . Washington, April 20. Senator
Kellogg of Minnesota introduced a
''bill today to restore the right of rail
ways to own competing water lines
ion the Great Lakes and along the
J coast. , - , ,
Transcontinental railroads .would
. not be allowed to own steamship
lines operating between the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts through the Pan
. nma canal. The prohibition against
such ownership, carried in the Pan
ama canal act, would still stand, but
theT")roader prohibition prohibiting
railroads from owning any water
lines that could compete with the
tail lines would be nullified.
Under the terms of the Kellogg
bill permission to operate steamship
; lines paralleling .rail lines would
have to be obtained from the Inter
state Commerce commission. That
body might grant authority to a rail
,line to operate water carriers if con
vinced that such service would be in
the interest of the public. -
Salesman "Lost" for
Three Days Gets Home
In "Dazed'! Condition
Edward H. Baker, 37 years old,
city salesman for the Diamond
, Match company, reported missing
'to the polices returned to his nome
at 2606 North Thirtilth street yes
terday afternoon in a "dazed" con
dition., . ' '
Baker caused considerable excite
ment at the police station yesterday
when his automobile was found
wrecked and. abandoned at Fifteenth
and Jackson streets after his wife
had reported his absence since
Mrs. Baker said she could not of
fer any reasonable explanation for
her husband's absence as he came
home in a "dazed" condition. She
said he was riot -siriously hurt but
apparently had been stunned by a
blow on the head.
Omaha Attorney Who
Is Named to Jo of
Local Mail Director
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Herbert S. Daniel.
1 Youth Confesses to Attack
On Seven-Year-Old Boy
Lexington, Ky., April 20. Keith
Phillips, 16 years old, held since Sat-
' urday in the Danville, jail 1 on sus-
-picion ""of being implicated in the
kidnaping and attack on 7year-old
W'rllie Trimble, confessed he alone
abducted the boy and attacked him
with a hammer, according to Sheriff
M. J. Farris and Deputy Sheriff Polk
. Critchfield, who say the. confession
was made to them. .
Mother of "BiMye, Fatnbus
Humorist. Dies in Minnesota
Moorehead, Minn., April 20.--Mrs.
Eliza Loring Nye, mother of Judge
Carrol A. Nye of Moorehead and of
.Frank M. Nye of Minneapolis, for
mer congressman, died in Moore
head late last night at the age of 93.
Another son, Edgar, known as "Bill"
Nye, the -famous homorist, died 24
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ARMY BILL; NOW
Wide Difference With House
Plans Must Be Ironed Out
Before Enactment Into
" a Working Law.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, . April-20. The seji
ate passed the Wadsworth army re
organization bill today by a vote of
46 to 10. The measure now goes to
conference where wide differences
between the senate and house plans
must be bridged before it is finally
enacted into law.
The Wadsworth bill, though far
from what its framers desired, is the
most compresensive scheme of per
manent national defense ever enact
ed by congress. Its salient features
The establishment of the "one big
army" scheme under which the reg
ular army, the national guard and
the organized reserves will be
merged into one great national unit.
Strength Set at 280,000. ,
Provision for a regular army of
Creation of a , system of nation
wide voluntary training.
Reorganization of the national
guard under the army clause of the
constitution so that it will become
distinctly a part of the federal army
instead of reverting to its old State
The ten senators who voted
against the bill were Dial, Harrison,
McKellar, Overman, Reed, Shep
pard, Simmons, Smith of South
Carolina and Trammell, democrats,
and Gronna, of North Dakota, re
In the final debate on the measure
Senator Reed of Missouri predicted
that the people would never approve
of the creation of so large a stand
ing army. He insisted that its cost
would be too burdensome upon the
"Too Large," Says Reed.
"It is larger than we need," he
said. "It is twice as large as any
army we' ever had before in peace
time. Who are we going to fight?
If it is Mexico, certainly we don't
need so large an army, for that pur
pose." The senate appointed Senators
Wadsworth, Sutherland, New, Cham
berlain and Thomas as conferees to
take charge of the bill in the negotia
tions with the house.' ...
The important fundamental differ
ence betweeri the senate bill and the
house bill lies irr the fact that the
former undertakes to lay down a
new principle of national defense by
creating one big national army,
while the latter simply restores the
old dual system of a regular army
and a national guard. '
Demand Equalized Rates
. On Exports and Imports
St. Louts, April . 20. Resolutions
demanding that the United States
shipping board equalize rates on all
imports and exports were adopted
here at the convention of the Mis
sissippi Valley association. '
The resolutions asked that the dif
ferential on shipping through north
Atlantic ports be lifted and stated
that under present rates some-shipments
are allowed to pass through,
these ports 15 cents 100 pounds
cheaper than through the gulf gate
ways. Women of Connecticut to '
Wage Fight for Suffrage
Cleveland, April 20.-T-Forty-eight
republican women one from each
state in the union will invade1 Con
necticut May 1, to participate in, a
10-days -campaign in the interest of
suffrage ratification by the legisla
ture. This announcement was made
tonight by Mrs Harriet Taylor Up
tonof Warren, president of the Ohio
Women's Suffrage association.
Establish Freight Line
L To South -America on May 1
San Francisco, Cal., April 20. Es
tablishment on May 1 of a regular
freight service of four vessels rang
ing from 3,700 to- 4,500 deadweight
tons between United States Pacific
ports and west coast ports of South
America was announced ' by the
General Steamship wEBpaox tire,
140 KILLED IH
Property Loss Running Into
Many Millions Caused by
Storm Which Sweeps Por
tions of the South.
TOWN IS DESTROYED
Twister Cuts Narrow Path,
Carrying Destruction to a
Dozen Communities Com
Birmingham, Ala., April 20. A
death list which tonight stood at
more than 140, and a property loss
of many millions of dollars was the
toll exacted by a tornado which to
day swept a score of towns, villages
and isolated farms in eastern Missis
sippi, northwestern Alabama andjhe
southern counties of Tennessee.
Communication with many oi the
stricken districts was difficult, but
fragmentary reports agreed that the
tornado obliterated nearly every
thing that lay in its path. In at least
one case that of Rose Hill, Miss.,
virtually the entire town is believed
to have been destroyed and in sev
eral instances every membe'r of a
family were reported to have been
Sweeps Narrow Path.
Striking first in Lauderdale coun
ty, Miss., about 10 o'clock this
morning, the storm swept.a narrow
path across the state, carrying de
struction to a dozen or more com-'
munities. ' V
About the same time death and
damage from the same or a similar
disturbance was reported from
counties in the northwestern corner
of Alabama, the extreme force of
the wind being expended before the
Tennessee line was reached, in Will
iamson and Maury' counties. 1
Meridian, Miss., the heart of a
rich farming district, suffered heavi
est, according to reports ' with a
known death list of 21. The village
of Glen, Alcorn county, numbered
its dead at 10. Aberdeen, 10; Ingo
mar, 6; Egypt, 5; Baker, 5, and Bay
A lumber camp near Philadelphia,
Neshoba county, lost 12 workers
killed and 30 injured,' several prob
In Alabama, the rural districts
around Sheffield, Gurley, Little Cove
and Wavo, felt the full force of the
storm, and with sbme sections still
cut off, a srore of bodies 'have been
, Wrecks Many Homes.
Across the Tennessee line, 160
miles from Meridian, near where
it originated, the storm still had
force sufficient to wreck homes and
farm buildings and to cut a swath
through the forests and fields. Only
three deaths are known to have oc
curred in the state, however.
The wide territory covered by the
tornado led to a belief tonight that
there was' more than one atmosphere
disturbance. Reports today describe
the local destruction as having been
confined to a path measuring from
100 to 500 yards wide, within which
the cyclonic wind, when at its
height! left nothing but the most
solid structures standing.
Strikes School House.
Starkville, Miss., April 20. Sev
eral persons are .reported to have
been killed in a tornado which struck
Belli school house, seven miles north
Family Wiped Out
Sheffield, Ala., April 20. A tor
nado swept this section of Alabama
today, killing a farmer, his wife and
two children in Colbert county. One
man is reported to have been killed
in Franklin county.
. Death Toll Grows. ,
. Little Rock, Ark., April 20. The
death toll of the tornado in north
western Arkansas Sunday night
reached 26 this afternoon,- accord
ing to reports reaching here. Twelve
of this number haVe been confirmed.
Wire service to the storm-stricken
communities was still demoralized
today. ... i
Supreme Council- Makes
A Free Part of Batum
San Remo, April 20. The supreme
council 1 Monday decided to insert
a clause in the Turkish treaty
making Batum a free port for the
republic of Azberaijan, Georgia and
Armenia. The reply to President
Wilson, which is being drafted by
the British was filed for examina
A note from the league of nations
to the supreme council concerning
the mandate over Armenia pointed
out that the league of nations had
no funds, no staff and no military
forces with which to carry out the
Lumber Supply Sufficient
To Last for Next 150 Years
Chicago, April 20. Prospects of
a lumber shortage were declared re
mote byjnembers of the National
Lumber Manufacturers' association,
who , met Tuesday to consider
problems relative . to- the con
servation of forests. F. V.
Dunham said the present visi
ble supply was more than 2,860,000,
000,000 board, feer, which 'he de
clared was sufficient to last at least
,159 jreiirs. ;
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RAIL LABOR BOARD
REJECTS PLEAS OF
Deny All Applications of
..Strikers on Demands for
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Washington, April 20,-r-Applica-tions
of unauthorized strikers for
hearings on their demands for a "liv
ing wage" were denied by the rail
road labor board after Chairman
Barton had ruled that any one might
file a complaint, but that it was for
the board to determine whether the
dispute was one which the law em
powered it to adjust.
In its reply to Edward McHugh of
New York, who filed a brief as a
citizen, asking a hearing on Ihe
ground of the "existing emergency,"
as well as a formal complaint, the
board said it declined to authorize
the application to be filed and dock
eted as a case because it did not
comply with the law and with order
No. 1. ,
Chairman Barton announced that
the same ruling applied to the ap
plications of the St. Louis and Chi
cago Yardmen's association or any
other body which had not complied
with the rules adopted by the board.
Order No. 1 provides that no complaint-will
be entertanied from any
parties who are not using every ef
fort to avoid any interruption to the
operation of the railroads.
Representatives of the strikers de
clared that they would be on hand
when he board resumes its hearing
of the general wage controversy to
warm fight in
house on Army
Chairman Good Warns Mem
bers That Plan Will Excite
, Wrath of People.
Washington, April 20. Conflict
between republicans and democrats
on soldier relief legislation broke out
in the house Tuesday after Chair
man Good of the appropriations com
mittee had warned members that to
put through a cash bonus plan
would "bring down the wrath of
106,000,000 men, women and chil
dren.", -jf . "
"The ' greatest badge that the
American soldier will wear," Repre
sentative Good declared, "will be the
badge of sacrifice and not the badge
of a bonus."
The fight over the legislation
started when Representative Mon
dcll of Wyoming, republican leader,
in opposing "any wild enterprise
costing many millions," charged that
the democrats were attempting to
foist p.n extravagant plan on the re
publican house for political rea
The statement of the republican
leader brought a quick , response!
from Representative Garner of
Texas, the democratic whip, who at
tacked the republican sales tax plan
for raising the needed revenues, de
claring the republicans were plan
ning "to place a tax on the backs and
bellies of the people, instead of tak
ing u from the pockets of those best
able to pay."
Germany Warned Food
May Be Curtailed If
New Rule Is Hostile
Paris, April 20. The German gov
ernment has received an identical
note from the allied powers warning
her of the effect of the revictualing
of the country the establishment of
a government opposed to executing
the Versailles treaty would have, ac
cording to a semi-official statement,
"The action proposed by the Brit
ish government having for its object
to warn Germany of the conse
quences of the establishment of a
government" hostile to execution of
the treaty would have with regard
to revictualing the country was
taken last evening. An identical
note was presented to the under
secretary of foreign affairs by the
representatives of the allies."
Potatoes Moved as Result
Of Profiteering Inquiry
Chicago, April 20. Several car
loads of potatoes, held on railroad
sidings in Chicago since late in
March, have been moved as the re
suit of an inquiry into profiteering,
it was announced by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Milroy. In .two cases,
he said, horses were used to move
Three Bandits Get $5,50fj
Of Standard Oil Funds
i Kansas City, Mo., April 20. Three
men in a motor car Tuesday after
noon stopped and robbed two em
ployes of the Standard Oil company,
who were on their way-to a bank in a
motor car with $5,500. The bandits
escaped. j. '
Nebraska: Unsettled Wednesday
and Thursday with probably show
ers; cooler, Thursday.
Idwa: Unsettled Wednesday, prob
ably showers and cooler Thursday.
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Returns From Forty-Six Pre
cincts Show Johnson Close
Second for Republican Presi
dential Preference Here. .
LEADS BRYAN SLATE
Howell Carries TerriforyOver
McCloud Three to One
Robert SmithN Wins a Re
Unofficial returns from 46 scatter
ing precincts, pf Douglas county
show Wood and Johnson running
a close race for first place.
In these Same precincts McMul
len is leading McKelvie by a sub
stantial vote for the republican
gubernatorial nomination, with Pol
lard third. j v
J. H. Morehead, former governor,
who filed at the eleventh hour, is
showing surprising strength, accord
ing to early returns, leading the field
by a large plurality, his vote being
twice that of Clark in 46 precincts.
Clark was the Hitchcock-Mullen
candidate and lives in Richardson
county, Morehead's home county.
Jackson, endorsed by the "com
mittee of 5,000," is out, of the run
ning. ' . '..
Howell and Mullen Lead.
R. B. Howell and Arthur F. Mul
len present republican and demo
cratic national committeemen, re
spectively, are leading their oppo
nents by large figures. Mr. Mullen
was opposed by W. H. Thompson of
Grand Island, the "Little Giant,"
and the ,Byan candidate.
In these 46 precincts, the Hitch
cock delegates-at-large walked away
with the Bryan delegates.
Library Bonds Carry.
The public library bonds, in the
sum of $250,000, apparently carried,
. Scattering voters wrote in the
names of the following for presi
dential preference: McAdoo, Bryan,
Harding, Cox, Hoover, Lowden,
Thomas Marshall, Owen, Edwards
and Debbs. ,
One voter wrote in the name of
J. C. Dahlman for democratic nom
ination for vice president.
Fifteen precincts gave J. N. Bald
win 80 and Amos. Scruggs 76 in the
republican race for public defender.
Smith Apparently Nominated.
Robert Smith, clerk of the district
court, had a safe lead in early un
official returns, Dan Westergard be
ing runner-up for this republican
H. G. Counsman probably will win
the republican nomination for coun
ty assessor and T. F. Stroud will be
the republican nominee for county
commissioner, in the Third district.
In the democratic race for nomi
nation for clerk of 'the district court,
Peter E. Elsasser, in 10 precincts, re
ceived 102 votes against 63 for L.
Early returns indicate that Lieut.
Gov. P. A. Barrows and Attorney
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Water Board Members
Headed for a Beating
On Face of Returns
Eighteen precincts indicateiMhat
Franklin A. Shotwell will receive the
republican . nomination for Metro
politan Water board against C. M.
Wilhelm and that J. C. Dahlman will
defeat C. R. Sherman for the demo
cratic nomination. The figures:
P. A. Shotwell. .374 I C. M. Wilhelm. .181
J. GDahlman..S28 I C. R. Sherman.. 87
' Early returns from 18 precincts
Show library bond proposition as
Tes ...524 No 108
Admits Killing Physician
For Attentions to Wife
Los Angeles, Cal.-, April 20.
Charles L.. Stokes, former captain in
the United States army, whose trial
on an indictment alleging the mur
der" of Dr. E R. Roberts of Saw
telle October last, was to have be
gun today, changed his plea of not
guifty to one of guilty of manslaugh
ter. He applied for probation and
a hearing on his application was set
for April 29..
Dr. Roberts' body was found in a
tar pit. at Sawtelle. Stokes, accord
nig to the police, confessed to having-,
killed the physician, who. he
said, had been paying attentions to
He said he came home the night
of the slaying as Dr. Roberts start
ed to drive away in his automobile.
Then, according to the police,
Stokes said he jumped on the run
ning board of the machine and beat
the physician into unconsciousness
with a club. (
Probe Bigamist's Record '
Los Angeles, .April 20. The en
tangled matrimonial' alliances of
Richard Huirt, alleged bigamist, were
still occupying the attention of
sheriffs deputies here and in adja
cent counties today, while telegrams
continued, to arrive from other Sec
tions of the west, throwing addi
tional light on the methods whereby
the man is believed to have acquired
29. wives, of whom J.Q ue pausing.
' President. ,'
Johnson. ' - - . ,
Democrati c G, M.
Hitchcock. ' ,
Republican In doubt.
Democratic John H.
Republican R. B.
Democratic In doubt.
Democratic Dan V.
Stephens, Keith Neville, A.
C. Shallenberger; fourth in
Capital Is Threatened and
Thought to . Be Only Ques- .
tion of Days Before Presi- '
dent Must Flee.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.'
Washington, April 20. The flame
of revolt against Carranza is sweep
ing over Mexico with amazing rapid
ity, according to advices received in
Washington. Mexico City is threat
ened and it is believed to be only a
question of days before Carranza
will be compelled to fight to retain
his hold on the capital or to flee.
All of the v west coast and the
southern states are reported to have
joined the revolution inaugurated by
the state of Sonora in the northwest.
The disaffected territory on the map
appears like a long fish hook with
Mexico City held in the curve, and
thus menaced on three sides.
Obregon Gathering Army.
General . Obregon progressive
party candidate for the presidency, is
reported to have made good his es
cape from Mexico City and to have
reached the insurgent country, where
he is gathering an army for the at
tack on the capital.
"The discontent against Carranza
in Mexico is 'so iritense and so gen
eral that the revolution may 'triumph
so precipitately as almost to avoid
bloodshed,'' said Gen. Salvador Al
varado of Sonora, who reached
Washington .to present the case of
the revolutionists to the American
"Carranza, instead, of using this
powerito'carry out reforms, and to
solve all the problems that were in
the'way of the free development of
the economic and social forces of
Mexico, has employed all the re
sources of the nation to prepare his
plans to continue in 'power," said
"He has deposed, by means of cor
ruption and force, the governments
of the states of San Luis Potosi,
Guanajuato, Queretaro, Campeche,
Neuvo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila,
Jalisco, Vera Cruz and in those states
in which he conld not canry out his
plans of placing favorites such as
happened in Yucatan, i Tabasco,
Nayarit, Zacatecas, Michoacan, Hi
dalgo and Sonora, he tias not ceased
to promote economic and military
difficulties to, destroy, by force, their
respective independent governments,
which he considers an obstacle for.
the realization of the criminal plans
he has been trying to make ef fee
tive.'! ' ; !
New York Legislature
Passes Bills Designed
To Bar Socialist Vote
Albany, N. Y., April 20. ; Two
bills designed to bar the socialist
party of, America, as now consti
tuted, from the official erection bal
lot, were passed by the assembly.
The vote on each was 83 to 56. 1
The bills were favorably acted
upon over the opposition of the two
party leaders, Simon L. Adler, re
publican, and Charles D. Donohue,
democrat, and 11 of the 13 members
of the assembly judiciary committee,
which recently recommended expul
sion of tie five socialist assembly
men, a report which was favorably
acted upon by the assembly.
One of the bills set up a series of
qualifications fpr members of the
legislature and other public offices,
and provides for their disbarment
from such office upon conviction of
failure to meet the qualifications ar.rl
prohibits advanced resignations.-Another
disqualification is the support
ana advocacy cjt principles, doc
trines and policies which might vio
late the constitution of the United
States or the state of New York .
Mitchell Elects Mayor.
Mitchell, S. D., April 20. Dr. E.
V. Bobbrwas elected mayor of
Mitchell Tuesday by a majority of
171 Jh the heaviest vote ever regis
tered in. the city.
' BelalCun Released.
Vienna, April 20. It is reported
here that Bela Kun. the former Com
munist dictator of Hungary, who
has been under internment in Aus
tria, has been released and sent to
NOT BUNCO OLD,
City Slickers Try to Put Works
on Former Police Chief
With Horse Race Gag
' ' Land in Jail.- .
BRYAN'S FATE 11(111;
M'KELVIE IN HOT RAGE;
HOWELL PROBABLY WINS
Mullen Runs Behind Out-State, But Heavy 'Vote, in .
Cities May Put Him Over Morehead Easy Winner
on Democratic Gubernatorial Race More Than
200,000 Go to Polls. :
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Senator Hiram Johnson of .California woa Nebraska's
presidential preference in thev republican primary yesterday."
He received as many votes as both General Wood and Per-
shirig put together and is apparently the winner by a dear
majority of approximately 5,000 over all. V." - "
The question of whether William J. Bryan will, partici- ;
pate in the democratic national convention as a dele"gate-at-, . -large
from Nebraska or will have to view the proceedings
from a ,seat in the press section is undecided, on the basis of
the latest available returns. These show Bryan' fighting with .
McNeny, Thomas and Berge for fourth place, the last winning
number. ' ...... . , v -'
Former Congressman Dan V. Stephens of the Bryan slatel
is safe, as are former Governors Shallenberger And Neville of
the Hitchcock slate, these being the three certain winners jta,
this contest. . V 1 -
Senator Hitchcock, of course, received the democratic
presidential preference over Mr. Ross -of Lexington, N,eb.
Two real races developed1 in tht
republican primary, one between "
Governor McKelvie and Adam Ale- '
Mullen of Gage countv for the gu
bernatorial nomination; the other be-' t
tween National Committeeman R '
B. Howell and Charles McCloud.'of
York for the national committee
manship. 'f j '
On the basis of scattering, but fair
ly representative returns, McCloud
is leading Howell out-state for the
national cqmmitteemanship, but
Howell is due to roll up' a majority
of 4,000 in Douglas county.'Whethei ' ;
or not McCloud holds his out-staU
lead and comes I to Omahe. with
enough to defeat Howell is a ques
tion still to he decided. Indications '
favor Howell. , . ,
McMollcn carried Douglas count
for governor by several hundred . '
oyer Governor "M cKelvie and .is .run
ning the governor a neck-and-neck
race out-state. - Returns' on this con
test are extremely "spotted.' one -county
showing - strong ifcKeh:
tendency and another equally strong
opposition. - . ,
Morehead in Walk. '
Former Governor John H. More
head won the democratic nomina--.'
tion in a walk, having almost as
many votes, if not fully as many,- "
as all the other four candidates to-'
gether. He defeated the Hitchcock
candidate, Ralph Clark, the two
Bryanites, George Jackson and
Grant Shumway and the Nonparti
san leaguer, W. J. Taylor. Clark ap
pears to have run second. r. ;
TotaJ Vote Almost 200,000.
There were indications that the
total vote in the state would be
around 200,000. A nqrmal general
election vote is 275,000, with primary .
elections considerably . below that
figure. Returns indicate hat the ?
storm in central and western ,Ne- .
braska materially reduced the vote
from what, would otherwise have
been registered, but the addition of '
women to the list of voters brought
the total to a new primary ( record.
Slow counting of returns and dif-
ficult wire transmission mad? .the
tabulations the slowest in 10 years" 1
time and delayed all calculations as
to minor offices on the state ticket.
Following are the latest'available" I '
totals on the state outside of Doug- '
las county: , i s " - ;x
, FOR, PRESIDENT. ' , - ? -Republican
2,061; Johnson, 3,627; Ross, 216; '
Pershing, 1,099. 4
Democratic (53 precincts) Ross -
472; Hitchcock. 1,423. .
FOR GOVERNOR. '
Republican (79 precincts) Mc" '
Kelvie, 2,013: McMulIen. 1.530: Pol. ,
lard, 708; Hall, 500: McLaughlin'
7?6; Mathewson," 364. - - ,
Democratic (79 precincts) Shum-
way, 200; Jackson, 395; Clark, SOS; n
Taylor, 287; Morehead, 1,316.
For National Committeeman. ' :
Republican (72 precincts) Mc
Cloud, 2,957; Hfcwell, 2,704. , t
' Democratic (55 precincts )
Thompson, 1,316; Mullen, 1,082.
For Delegates-At-Large. ,
Democratic (50 precincts) Steph
ens, 1,575; Berge, 1,478; Thomas,
1,459; Bryan, 1,543; Shallenberger.'
1.912; Neville, 1,906; McNeny, 1,441;
An attempt to swindle Gus Lar
son, Curtis Neb., farmer, out of
$2,500-last night resulted iii the ar
rest of J. W. Butts of St. ToseDh.
Mo., and Osa Spinkle, alias T. G..
Kiggs, of Rogers, Ark., two alleged
confidence men, by Omaha 'detec
tives after they had met Larson at
me sireci corner Dy appointment ro
collect money which they had prom
ised to place on a horse race.
Larson came, to Omaha last Sat
urday with his daughter, who has
undergone an operation at the Nich
olas Senn hospital. Monday after
noon he was approached by Butts at
Sixteenth and Howard streets, who
struck up an acquaintance with him.
Meets Old Friend. '
Larson was walking with Butts
near Eighteenth andDouglas streets
Tuesday morning, when Butts reJ
marked that he thought that he knew
the man they had just passed. He
turned, and as if he had not seen
Spinkle for a long time, appeared to
Butts remarked that he was-going
over to place $5 on a horse race. He
returned a short time later with $45.
Then he deeided to go over and
place $1,000 on a race. In order to,
show that he was actually winning
money, he agreed to divide a part of
his profits with Spinkle and Larson,
He returned a short time later stat
ing that he had won $10,000 and that
he was going to give Larson and
Spinkle each a check for $2,500.
Then he decided to place $20,000
on a race and win s $200,000. He
stated, however, that he did not have
the cash 'to place He was willing,
he told Larson, to put the $10,000 he
had won in on the bet, $2,500 to(Lar
son's credit, and to use $5,000 of his
own if Spinkle and Larson would
furnisrt the other $5,000. They were
to meet at Eighteenth and Douglas
streets at 8 last night, at which time
Larson was to give him $2,500.
Couldn't Fool Larson. ,
But instead of getting the money,
Larsen, who was former chief -of
police at Gothenburg, Neb., went to
the police station. .Detectives were
sent to the place, and the men were
arrested when they came to get
Larsen's money. ; Both are held for
investigation. Spinkle's wife was ar
rested a short time later by de
tectives and is also held for investi
A large amount of alleged "bogus"
oil stock, and numerous checks on
banks all over thecoUntry, ranging
in value 'from $10,000 to $50,000
were found in the possession of the
Mrs. Wilson's Secretary
Married to Admiral Helm
Washington. April 20. Miss
Edith Benham, social scrctary to
Mrs. Wilson, wife of the president,
and - Rear Admiral" J. M. Helm,
lenior member of the, commission
on na77 yards, were married here
today at Miss Benham's home. Mrs.
Wilson was the only guest present,
except the members of the bride's
family x j
Mrs. Helm, who is a daughter of
the late Rear Admiral Benham, U.
S. N., has served as Mrs. Wilson's
social secretary for several years
and accompanied her on both trips
Silver Fox Furs Bring .
$670 a Pair in N. Y. Sale
New York, April 20. Silver fox
furs, which featured transactions at
the fur sale here, brought as high as
$670 a pair. Nutria pelts sold for
$6.10, an 80 per cent increase over
hV yf"ar' Te day' totaled
Dismiss Liquor Charges 7-
. Against County" Of ficirs .4
Minneapolis. Minn.. Aoril 20. ws
Technical errors in the liquor con- : "-'t
spiracy indictment against Sheriff 4
Oscar Martinson of Hennepin coun-
ty, four deputy sheriffs and eight f
other Minneapolis men, caused dis-' , i
missal of the indictment by United , .''
States District Judge Page Morris. . B
the others werf . -J
i . i .
Martinson ana me otners werr
Charged in the indictment with con
spiring to shin liquor into the United
States from -Canada. ,
American Red Cross Nurses
Arrive From Vladivostok
Seattle, Wash.. April 20. Twen
ty-one American Red Cross nurses
and their aides arrived Tuesdav,
from Vladivostok. They pictured
Siberia as a country of utter despair,
where disease is the greatest foe of
the armies, the civilian population ,
and those who would Tender assist
ance to the inhabitants of a onct
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