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Lawrence H. Lackey Alleged
To Have Given Little Daugh
ter Poisoned Candy to Effect
Reconciliation With Wife.
SHE IS TO TESTIFY '
IN BEHALF OF HUSBAND
Begin Trial of Father
Alleged to Have Given
Child Poisoned Cany
Prisoner Whistles Popular Airs
And Jokes With Attorneys as
Hearing Begins Likely to
r Be No Witnesses for Defense
Alliance, Neb., May 5.-(Special
Telegram.') Lawrence H. Lackey,
charged with first-degree murder in
connection with the death of his
7-year-old daughter, Pauline, who
died of strychnine poisoning Decem
ber I, was placed on trial here in
district court today. '
Lackey is alleged to have commit
ted the murder ft the purpose of
effecting a reconciliation with his
'wife who had divorced himn No
vember, ins couple had five chil
J .L. -IJ . ft . . .
urcn, me oiacst y yeavs oia. it was
alleged that he thought the death of
the little girl would bring her back
Wife Stands By Husband.
Mrs. Lackey stood by her forme
husband at the preliminary trial last
January and has repeatedly declared
her belief in his innocence. A few
weeks ago she was married in Col
orado to Man ton Hickcrson and is
now livjngWith-her husband at Mc
Cook. Neb. She is expected to tes
tify in her former husband's behalf
at this trial. On the morning of
-December 11, Pauline Lackey and
her older sister Wilma started to
chool accompanied by their father.
On the way to school the father
yaye them each a piece of of candy.
Wilma spat hers out saying it was
fitter but Pauirnt- ate hers.
Dies In Convulsions.
A few minutes afte arriving at
-chool Pauline was siezed with con
vulsions. A physician was summon
ed and she was taken to the home
of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary
Lackey with whom the children
weje staying since their parents had
-eparated. The.rchild died in about
two hours. "
The following day the child's
-tomach was removed and sent to
Lincoln for chemical analysis. The
report indicated that death had been
caused by strychnine poison. At
the preliminary trial it was brought
out that a bottle - 6f strychnine
bad been kept in Mrs. Lackey's
Nouse for the purpose of killing rats
and that the bottle had been de
stroyed shortly after the little girl's
Made Candy Purchases
Testimony also showed that Law
rence Lackey a day or two before
Pauline's death : had -bought three
different kinds of candy at a local
; tore and had asked for candy with
ott centers. .
Several days after Pauline's death.
Lackey was arrested and charged
with murder. At the preliminary
trial his -bond was fixed at Sb.000,
liut he did not obtatin a bondsman
and has remained in the county jail
since his arrest. Yesterday he was
arraigned in district court and en
tered a plea of not guilty.
Lackey appeared in court today
clean shaven and neatly dressed. Be
fore the trial and at recess he walked
about the cour-t room with his hands
in his pockets, laughed and joked
with his attorneys and occasionally
whistled airS of nonulaf songs. Sev
eral times h'e walked to- the windows
and tooked out in apparent thought
fulness, but bey.ond a nervous
twitching of the lips and almost con
stant moving about the room( he
showed no anxiety as to the outcome
of the trial.
Jury Is Selected.
, The entire day yesterday was oc
cupied in selecting a jury. Forty
nine talesmen were called and more
than 20 were disqualified among
those examined, because of having
previously formed an opinion in the
A total of 35 witnesses have been
summoned by the , state, among
whom is John A. Gill, now serving
sentence in the state penitentiary for
forgery. He is expected to give sen
sational testimony at the trial. He
was brought back from Lincoln yes
terday by Sheriff Miller.'
All Witnesses Excluded.
At the opening of the trial today
allwitnesses were excluded from the
court room until called to testify,
upon motion of Attorney William
Mitchell who, with his partner,
Harry Gantz, are conducting the de
fense. Mitchell announced that the
defense probably would produce no
witnesses. County Attorney Bayse
is being assisted in the prosecution
by Attorney Eugene Burton. The
entire forenoon session today was
occupied with the testimony of
Dr. Einar Blak. who attended
the little girl at the time' of her
death, arid Dr. M. J. Baskin, who
assisted Dr. Blak in performing the
autopsy. ; Both testified that death
was caused by strychnine poisoning.
Lawrence Lackey and ,his -year-old
daughter, Pauline, whom he is
accused ot giving poisoned candy.
LYING IN FRANCE
SWELL' BEE FUND
Pathetic Letters Accompany
Contributions to Decorate
Graves of Americans!
Wood Denies Differences,
Between His Managers
New York, May 5. Major Gener
al Wood, who arrived here from
Chicago, issued a statement in which
denied that the purpose -of his
visit was to settle differences be-
hZ"V1I tween his managers, Col. W. C.
I I 4 ' r i r i. ti tt:,.i i.
iiuv-ici auu nan n. micncoiK.
He came here, he said, on person
al matters. He expressed satisfac
tion at the. results of the primary
in Maryland and Indiana.
Ij. w t vis
Mothers, fathers. sisters and
brothers of those American soldiers
who gave their lives in the service
of their country during the War con
tinue to be chief contributors to Ih.
liee s memorial fund for the decora
lion of graves in France on Decora
The Bee, in co-oDeration with Ths
Chicago Iribune and many other
American newspapers, is backing
new movement to place flowers on
iiic grave ot every American boy
now buried in France on the Nation
al Memorial day, May '30. Contribu
tions will be received and trans
mitted to the Paris office to the
minimum limit of $5 from one per
Brief, pathetic letters sometimes
accompany the checks. Mr. an I
Mrs. C. N. Philbrick of Fullerton
send a contribution "in memory of
r-red rMiiibnck, lieutenant in the
air service, killed in action at St
Mihiel." . -
L. J. Savior of Rising City says:
"My boy lies on French soil." .
Casper Anderson of ' Fremont
says: "Sent in memory of my son.
Albert H. Anderson, fr-HU?, grave
No. 330, Juvigney, Department of the
The first contributoi of the day
was Frank A. Hughes, father of the
first Omaha boy who was killed in
Amount previously acknowledged
HYenk A. Uui?he $5.00
Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Philbrick. -
Fullfrton i 5.00
Onnper Anderson. Fremont 6.00
T.. J. Savior.' Rising City S.00
George fleebe, Modale. Ia 2.00
Escaped Inmate of
Turkish Harem Can
Not Enter America
New York, May 5. Because she
could not read, Anna Sherbetjian. a
young Armenian woman' at Ellis
Island, was ordered deported "back
to Turkey today, where she may
.face death for her escape from a
harem there to come to the' United
States to an unseed prospective
Hamppirsonn Tereklyian, a
wealthy Philadelphia merchant, ap
peared at the island to claim her as
his bride, only to learn that she
could not enter the country. Harri
Yaz2amajian, a prosperous rug deal
er of Cambridge, ..Mass., Jiad ar
ranged to have Anna come here o
marry Tcrekelyian. Harri's wife
had come from the same harem from
which Anna had escaped, he said.
Rich Armenians are planning to
appeal the case. t .
Funeral of C. F. Morey Held
; At Hastings on Tuesday
Hastings, Neb-., May 5. (Special
Telegram.) Funeral . services for
Charles F. Mdrey were conducted
at the Tesidenctr here yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Morey was prom
inent as a lawyer since 1886, when
he formed a .law partnership with
Judge. George W. Tibbets, now a
member "of the supreme, court com
mission. " j
Mr. rMorey was. graduated Jrom
the Chicago -university in' 1879, and
was admitted to the bar iii Chicago
in 1882. He . remained in active
practice until July 1, 1919, although
the last half dozen years he had
been in ill health. -
Woman on Trial on Charge
Of Murdering Husband
.Deming, N. M., May Maud
Doster of Columbus, N. M., was
placed on trial in the district court
here- Wednesday on a charge of
murder in connection with the death
of her husband, CaptWWade Doster,
Vote Canvass Incomplete.
Lincoln, May 5. (Special.) But
four counties remain which have
not sent in the official vote to Sec
retary of State Amsberry. These
are Dawson, Garden, Knox and
Lincoln. , .
. The official canvass must be made
on May 10, and if the returns from
these counties do not .come in ,time
it will be up to the secretary of
state to send for them and charge
the expense up to those counties.
FIGHT TO v
Former Secretary of State De
clares Hostilities, in Reality,
Are Over, in Debate on
Peace Plan in Senate.
SAYS CONGRESS CAN-
Charges President Has Con
jured Every Power Possible
Jn Effort to Compel Senate
To Surrender Judgment.
By The Anoclnted PrtM.
Washington, May 5. Opening de
bate on his resolution to declare the
state of war with Germany and Aus
tria at an end. Senator Knox, repub
lican, Pennsylvania, declared in the
senate today that President Wilson
was arbitrarily maintaining that the
nation technically was at war in or
der to coerce the senate into ratify
ing me treaty ot versatnes
There was no excuse whatsoever
for grektlv prolonging the war be
yond the signature of the armistice,"
Senator Knox said, and the only
explanation for so doing was the
deliberate aim to retain all those
autocratic compulsory powers with
which the' executive had been en
dowed for the prosecution of the war
in order that they might be used
for other purposes. t
lhe welfare and safety of the na
tion imperatively demands that We
know we havp peace. The whole
world seethes witfi revolution. Our
own nation is in ferment and toil.
Forte and strife are rampant and
threaten the destruction not only of
our property but of our free insti
tutions and even of our lives. And
yet we stand, and have stood for
months, as a rudderless ship."
Excoriates Wilson's Stand.
.'The course of the president ever
since he cruised to Euope to partici
pate in the peace conference," con
tinued the former secretary of state,
leaves no chance for doubt that he
will continue hereafter as heretofore.
to thwart, so far as he is able, every Kv
attempt .... to take any ac
tion ... . . affectine the pro
visions of the treaty of Versailles as
it came to us fresh from his sig
"He has conjured un every oower
within hi domestic domain m his
effort to compel this senate to sur
render its will and judgment to him,
to become the mere automatons .to
register his mandate to approve
this treaty in its last minute of de
tail as he sent it to us."
Launching into a 30,000-word dis
cussion of his resolution, 'the senator
saia congress naa tne power to uji-
3 lake any ot its acts and conse
uently had the power to repeal the
resolutions declaring a state of war
with the imperial German govcrn-
(Fontinuedon Pare Two. Column Four.)
I r . i-
incomplete rveiurns rrom
Two-Thirds of State Show
Senator Strong Favorite.
San Francisco!, May 5. Senator
Hiram W. Johnson stood today as
the preferred presidential candidate
on the republican ticket of , the
voters of California, his- native
state. ,on the face of yesterday's
presidential primary returns from
approximately two-thirds of the
state's 5,729 precincts., Herbert C.
Hoover, Senator Johnson's only op
ponent, also has his home in Cali
Ihree hours and a half after the
pons closecN last night, Ralph P,
Merritt, California campaign man
ager for Mr. Hoover, conceded Sen
ator Johnson's election.
The vote tabulated this morning
Hoover Carries Three.
Mr. Hoover carried three of the
54 counties reported on the face of
the incomplete returns. These in
eluded Los Anseles. where he'had
a plurality lif 9,200, with more than
halt the precincts still to report.
Air. Hoover s home precinct,
Stanford university, cave him a
plurality of 248 over Senator John
son. 'The vote, was: Hoover. 308:
jonnson, ou. seventy-tnree pre
cincts in this county, Santa Clara,
gave Senator Johnson almost a two
to one plurality, however.
Indianapolis, May 5. two thou
sand nine hundred and thirteen pre
cincts out of3,387 in Indiana, for re
publican presidential preference,
gave: Wood. 75,990; Johnson, 66,332;
Lowden, iAViS Harding, 17,983.
Grand Jury Returns
In Council Bluffs
Twelve indictments were returned
by the grand jury in Council Bluffs
yesterday at its adjourned session
from March 20. t The. grand-jury will
not meet again until September,
i Ernest .Borwick, son of H. Bor
wick, 201 South Main street, Council
Blutfs, was indicted for second de
gree murder for the killing of Leo
Holzsaster during a road argument
near- Loveland two months ago. His
bond was set at $10,000.
H. R. Herrick, Mernam block.
zs indicted on two counts of as
sault with intent to murder, when
he shot his divorced wife and"R. E.
Banner, at 615 Seventh avenue, on
the. night of April 25.'-His bonds
tv ere set at $5,000 oil each count.
Vina Pullen, 2930 Avenue A, was
indicted on a charge of assault with
intent to commit murder, when she
shot her husband, Motorman W. C.
Pullen, during an altercation arising
over a divorce suit. Her bond was
set at $5,000,
Cuba and Mexico
(Copyright, US0; by Th Chlofo Trlbun)
Cuba in 1698 bufor thm U. S. want in.
in J920, 'th taeond richtit country (par ,
tapitm) in thm vimrld.
10 KEY WEST
Secretary Daniels Sends Ves
sels of Atlantic Fleet to
Southern Waters to Be in
Ready for Action in Mexico.
THREE NEW PROVINCES
MAY JOIN INSURGENTS
Mtxico in 1913.
Mexico in 1920, pttantially th riehttt country
in th vfli.
Addresses Delegates at Gen
"eraljleeting in Des Moines
Montana Bishop Asks
To Be Retired.
Des Moiues, May 5. Delegates to
the Methodist s Episcopal general
Lawton Strouthers, Omaha negro, j conference tonight we're addressed
w3s indicted for taking Mrs. I
Tomsett to Council Bluffs in a taxi-"Wherc Are The Nine?" Committee
Of Reserve System
At Hundred Million
Washington. May 5. Eamincrs of
he federal reserve system this fiscal
ear were estimated at . $100,000,000
by Governor Harding of the federal
reserve board, in testifying at the
house rules committee hearine on
the resolution proposing an investi
gation ot tne administration of the
federal reserve act. These earninirs.
he said, would exceed bv $10,000.-
000 those of last year, which, he said.
represented a return of 110 oer cent
on -capital stock.
Without exDlainintr his statement.
Governor Harding told the commit
tee thafserious problems confronted
the.conntry in the next six months.
Complaints of country hankers
against the universal par -clearance
order of the reserve board, he said,
were to the board like "fleas to a
dog, who must have fleas to know he
is a dog." , , "
Mr. Hardincr Said he had no oh-
jection to any investigation of the
board s methods. x
Predicts Reduction in Dry
Goods Within 'Fortnight
Chicago, May 5. A general re
duction in the price of cotton, woolen
and silk goods within the next few
eeks was predicted following ai-
ouweement of a local silk dealer
that he had sold 3,000,000 yards of
bolt silk at reductions raneine from
50 cents to $2 a yard under the ore-
vailing prices. - -
lhe sales included . all lines of
One merchant said the backward
pnng and tightening of money
would force stores and manufactur
ers,, in many cases overstocked, to
slash prices to liquidate.
tie predicted that a dron in the
rtextile lines 'would-be followed by
1 I..-.! f j .. J
reaucirou in iooo prices, as all mar
kets run somewhat together.
Postal Service Threatened
With Collapse, Davey Says
Washington, May 7. Urging in
creased pay for empjoyes, Represen
tative Davey, democrat, Ohio, de
clared in, the house that the, postal
service would collapse soon after
July 1 unless congress provided fi
nancial relief. '
"In alt industrial centers, the mail
servfee is rapidly going to pieces,1'
he said, adding that "grossly "inade
quate salaries" were causing em
ployes to quit so frequently that the
labor turnover alone would cause
a private business to become bank
cab and assaulting her His bond
was st at $ 1.00Q. s
Mayors of Omaha and
Council Bluffs Confer
On Free Bridge Plan
The mayor of Council Bluffs yes
terday said to the mayor of Omaha:
"We are going to co-operate in'the
establishment of a new free bridge
across the Missouri river."
Mayor Zurmuehlen of the, sister
ity across the . river called yon
Mayor Smith yesterday morning and
expressed hearty interest in the free
bridge project. The visiting official
said he was confident that the peo
ple of Council Bluffs and of Pot
towattamie county will support the
The Council Bluffs mayor believes
that -a new bridge with west ap
proach at Harney or Famam street
would be better than attempting to
make over the Douglas street bridge.
Mayor Smith favors the idea of
extending the bridge from Tenth
and Famam streets.
Advises' Giving Labor
St. Louis, 'May 5. The United.
States cannot afford to separate its
interests from those of Europe,
Baron Romano Avezzano, Italian
ambassador to this country, asserted
in an address before the Chamber of
Commerce here Wednesday.
Many things have been discov
ered since the war," he declared.
"One of these is the interdepend
ence of nations, a thing which even
your country with its great "wealth
and territory cannot escape.
lhe ambassador warned that labor
must receive more consideration if
modern civilization- is to survive.
Baron Gonsuke Hayashi to
Represent Japan In Britain
Honolulu, T. H., May 5. The
Japanese government has unofficial
ly decided upon the appointment of
Baron Gonsuke Hayashi, admin
istrator of the province of Kwan
tung, South Manchuria, as ambas
sador to Great .Britain to succeed
Viscount Sutemi Chinda, according
to a Tokio cable to the Nippu Jiji,
Japanese vernacular newspaper here.
Viscount Chinda was one-time
ambassador to the United States
and Baron Hayashi formerly repre
sented Japan at Rome.
Alleged Murderer of Two
Men in Syria Is Arrested
By The Agnoelated Prns.
Constantinople, May S. A bandit
chieftain named Abrahim has been
arrested at Aleppo, Syria, charged
withthe murder of James Perry and
Frailly Johnson .two American ' Y,
M. C. A. men, near Aiutab on Feb
by William Jennings Bryan on
meetings only were held this aft
The request of Bishop R. J. Cooke
of Helena, Montf to be placed on
the retired list because of ill health
was read. It was referred to the
committee on episcopacy. Bishor)
Cooke wis made bishop ' in 1912,
when he was living in Minneapolis.
Frank A. Arter of Cleveland. .O..
started consideration of the amuse
ment section of the discipline of the
church when he introduced a reso
lution asking the judiciary committee
to rule on the constitutionality of
the article. Dr. E. P. Bennett of
California opposed the resolution,
andLt finally went to the committee
on the state of the church. Had it
been adopted, it was said, it would
have meant a ruling on theamuse
ment question with limited 'discus
sion. Dr. Bennett based .us objec
tion on that ground. "
J. ne article ot the discipline m
question does not prohibit dancing,
card playing and certain other
amusements, but provides for "dis
ciplining" the members of the church
who engage in the practices.
To "Clean Up" Mother's
Day to Be Disappointed
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee f.emrd Wire.
Chicago, ' May " S.-Prhfiteering
florists who had planned a lucrative
clean .up on ;'Mother's Day" will
find themselves with immense un
sold stocks on hand". ' Public disap
proval of. their unwarranted ad
vances in prices will not be confined
to the present year, but will continue
many years, for the sponsors, of the
celebration have" decided to'use flags
instead of flowers for decorative pur
poses. Flags will be flown from all
public buildings and homes and an
official badge of a whit carnation
on a flg is to be designed.
The chief Chicago celebration of
Mother's Day will b.e held next Sun
day afternoon in Powers' theater un
der the auspices of the Elks.1 There
I will be distinguished speakers, music
ano many nags, hut no flowers.
Same Schedule of Hours
Not Adaptable in All Cases
Boston, May S The National In
dustrial conference board, in a re
port issued on the hours of work
problem, reaches the conclusion that
no single schedule of - hours is
equally adaptable for all industries
from the standpoint erf production.
The board investigated 1,818 rep
resentative establishments in five in
dustries cotton, wool, silk, boots
and shoes and metal manufacturing.
" The report says the investigation
revealed no clearly established rela
tionship between changes in uag.s
and the .ate ot production, but the
evidence clearly indicated that the
piece rate system was more con
ducive to efficiency than the dav rate
IN PRINT PAPER
FORECAST JULY I
Head of International Paper
Campany Declares Increase
- Cannot Be . Presented.
Washington, May 5. Further ad
vances in print paper prices are to
beliyade by the International Taper
company on July 1, said a telegram
from Chester W. Lvman. vice nresi
dent of the company, which was pre
sented today to the senate commit
tee investigating the Daner shortaee.
-The message addressed to Joseph
rimtzer, jr., publisher of "-the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, said:
"""Alarming rise in prices for ouId
wood, other raw materials and mill
supplies, together with inevitable" in
crease in transportation charges, will
necessitate a higher selling price for
last two quarters. Impossible to
foretell extent of increase on account
of uncertainty of conditions. In
crease in cost likely to continue to
turning point reached in general in
dustrial, social and financial condi
"Only remedy fox present trouble
is rigid economy by publishers in
their use of news print. It would
be the height of folly for govern
ment to attempt to regulate or lower
spot market, . . ., as it would re
suit in, diversion of many specialty
mills now making news print to their
Father and Two Sons
By Mexican Bandits
El, Paso, Tex., if ay 5. Ralph
Greenlaw, son of . Eben Francis
Greenlaw of Flagstaff, Ariz., who,
with another son, was killed by Mex
icans near, fc.1 Uro, 15 miles from
Mexco City, Sunday, was murdered
Monday at the same place, also bv
Mexicans, according to advices re
ceived ncre l uesday night, , J
Klamath Falls," Ore., May 5.
Eben Francis. Greenlaw, who, with
two sons, was 'reported killed by
bandits in Mexico, owned a half in
terest in the Suchi Lumber company
and El Oro Mining and Railway
company, American concerns in
Mexico, according to information
given by P. C. Knight, a brother-in-law
of Greci'aw. ,
Curnmins to Open Campaign
With Barbecue at Winfield
Des Moines. Ia.. Ma-v 5. fSnecial
Telegram). Senator Cummins will
start his campaign for re-election
with a big farmers barbecue at Win
field, Henry county, May 15. Cum
mins chairmtnhave been chosen in
various districts as follows: First,
W. W. Copeland, Burlington; Third,
W. I. Atkinson,, Clarksvillc; Fifth,
O. C. Burrows. Belle Plains: Sixth.
Geo. Gj True. Oskaloosa: Eiarhth.
Geo. S, Payne, Centervi.llc; Tenth,
Fred Larrabee ForC Dodge. .
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5 I S
HEAD LEAGUE OF
Friedtjof Nansen Probacy Wil
Have Charge of Repatria
v tion of War Prisoners '
, jn Siberia. .
Washington, May 5. Dr. Friedtjof
Nansen ,the Norwegian .explorer
probably will head the organization
to be set up by tire league of nations
for the purpose of repatriating 200,
000 German, Austrian and other war
prisoners still held in Russia. Re
ports to be submitted to the league
council at Rome this month sav that
unless, these men are rescued from
meir prison camps in bibena before
next winter few are likelv tn siirvivi
iney nave heen in captivity for five
Dr. Nanseu was mentioned during
discussions at. Paris, last year of
steps toward sending food relief to
the captives. Word has reached
Washington that he already has been
asked if he would) be willing to serve
as' the agent of the league in at
tempting the repatration. He had
considerable experience with food
questions dunnsr the" war.-havinc
i j,.,' . . . .'.
neaaea me .Norwegian mission sent
to the United State in 1917 to nego
tiate for needed supplies for his own
i ne question ot aiding the war
prisoners in Russia was referred .to
the league by the supreme economic
Council Jast Feburuary ?on the the
ory tnat under Article- 25 of the
league covenant members already
had pledged themselves to take in
terest in the "mitigation of suffering
throughout the world." Some Jugo
slav and czecho-blav troops are
among the prisoners and the 200.-
000 estimate is based only on those
neirx in prison camps; those who
have become amalgamated with the
native population being stricken
from the list.
While every effort to aid the
prisoners has been made by the
American and Scandinavian Red
Cross organizations, the reports to
bf laid before thecouncil will show
that their plight remains desperate
and that an unestimated number al
ready have succumbed to disease or
starvation. It was for this reason.
aiid because it was realized, it was
said, that only an organized inter
national effort could overcome the
difficulties in the way of repatria
tion., that the supreme council re
ferred the matter to the league. x
"Better Sires" Campaign .Is
Begun by Fremont Farmers
Fremont, Neb., May S7--(Special.')
Rural school teachers of Dodge
county are helping - County Agri
cultural Agent P. N. Houser make
a survey of all cattle, mules, horses
and hogs in the county as pa part
of the "Better Sires" campaign now
going on. Seventy-six county school
teachers are sending out question
naires to the farmers in their dis
tricts. The countv farm bitraii
hopes to replace most of the scrubby
siock ny mat ot purer strain, and
especially to use only purebred sires
Ldsea Pinter in Machine.
Fremont. Neb.. Mav 5. fSnprial 1
Uhile grinding sausage at Hooper,
George Uhlig pressed his hand too
far into the machine and lost the
second finger of his right hand at
the first inint.
Revolt of Statef of Coahuila,
Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas
Said (o Be Matter of But
Few Days.- ( '
Washington, May 5. Secretary
Daniels today ordered a diviston of''
destroyers now at'New York with
the Atlantic fleet to sail immediate
ly for Key West, where they w?ll be
held for possible duty in Meaican
The destroyers are commander! by
Captain Byron Long off" the tender;
Blackhawk, which will "accompany
the flotilla. Captain Long , was in
conference with Secretary Dniels
here last night and left immediately .
afterwards for New York to get his
ships .ready to sail today.
The secretary said today that Cap
tain Long had been given full ffl.
structions as to the policy to be
pursued in event it becomes neces
sary to send the destroyers to Mexi
The vessels should report at Key
West by tomorrow night or Friday.
Rhus far no reports of any serious
disturbances in the Mexican ports
have reached the government, but
revolutionists are active not far
from the places.
Revolt Is Spreading. ,
Agua Pietd. Sonora, May 5.
Revolt or subjection of the border
states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and
1 amaulipas is a matter of but aTew
days, it vwas announced at military
headquarters of the revolutionists
Revolutionary forces are active in
all the states, it was said, and con-
ferences are under way -like those
conducted which led to the revolt
of Juarez. ' '
In Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Car
ranza forces were declared concen
trating in fear of attack, and the "
same concentration 'was reported at
San Luis Potosi, further south in
the state of the same name.-
Monterey and San Luis Potosi
are onsidered the two most im-
portant. points in northern Mexico
for the rebels now to take. With
these cities in . their possession, all
rail communication between the -United
States and Mexico . City
would be cut and the oil fields would
be isolated, except by water. Both
cities have large railroad yards, ma
chine shops . and other facilities
needed by an army.
Carranze Using Airplanes,
Washington, May1 5. Apparently
unable to get under way any offen
sive military expedition against thf
i evolutionists, , President Carranza
has begun using airplanes to harass
rebel-held towns in the neighbor
hood of the Mexican caoital, accord
ing --to advices to revolutionary
agents here. Cuernavaca, capital ol
Morelos, .and Cuautla, in the same
state, are two of the points that have
been smartly bombarded, the re- ,
ports stated. The information ;'
through official channels yesterday '
that Pablo Gonzalez, formerly an
ardent supporter -of Carranza, had .
entered the revolution at the head
of a detachment orrevolting federal
troops, also was contained in e
rebel advices. f
Made by Lincoln Man
Lincoln, Neb., May 8. (Special .
Telegram.) Walter E.'Quigley, Lin j.
soln, was set, freetoday at Seward.
on two charges of altering dates on
checks, when Judge Harry Norval
granted the defendant's motion to
dismiss the trial.- '
Quigley was arrested here April
16 on complaint of F. T. Schultz and
Irwin Minzel, who alleged he
changed the dates on two checks. Oni
cross-examinationj Quigley, who act
ed as his own Jawyer, went closely '
nto the Nonpartisan league work-
nigs in. the community where
Schultz lives. He brought out the
fact that farmers there held' two.
meetings at a schoolhouse to outline
plans for prosecuting Quigley, when
the judge halted the testimony as ir
relevant. Quigley said he could
show a conspiracy headed by the
Nonpartisan league organization to
"get him" because he had written a
book concerning the league. This
testimony was ruled out.
After dismissal of the case asaiust
Quigley, Minzel, the other com-
plaining witness, agreed to drop his
case provided Quieley agreed not to
sue Minzel and Schultz for damages.
Not to Print Laws. '
Lincoln, May 5. (SpcciaLI The
supplemental acts of the learisla-
ture passed since 1913. will not be '
printed, "the finance! department of
the state deciding after opening iids'
that the state could not afford to '
incure the expense necessary be
cause of the cost at this time.
Select Two Delegates.
Colorado Springs, Colo., May 5.
Republicans from the Second con-,
gressional district, meeting in con
vention here, selected two unin
structed delegates to the republican
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