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Omaha Daily Bee
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General Calles Preparing Way
For Advance of 2,000 So
nora Troops Through Pulpi
to Pass Troops Mobilize.
EXPECT FIGHTING WILL
BEGIN IN NEAR FUTURE
Battle at Mazatlan Imminent
Within Few Days Addi
tional Reinforcements Sent
To General Flores.
Agua Prieta. Sonora, Mav 8. An
.. advance guard under command of
members of tlic staff of (Ren. P. Elias
alles, commander of the troops in
northern Sonora. has crone through
Pulpito pass'' and is, preparing a
camp site on the other side of the
mountains in Chihuahua for 2,000
Sonora troops which began leaving
Toward sundown the last of the
troops begail their march for the
pass, carrying full equipment and
General Gailes will remain in Agua
Pricta for several days, making ad
ditional plans for the invasion of
Chihuahua and a concentrated at
tack uoon Torreoiv Additional
troops from inland points in Sonora
have heen ordered to mobilize in
Agua Prieta, where they will be giv
s en, a rest, fully equipDed for the
field and then sent to reinforce other
forces in Chihuahua and especially
the Tnrreon district.
General Calles said today thafl
-were nearly completed. He said
actual fighting would begin as soon
as Sonora forces reach Carranza
It was declared at military head
quarters today. that a battle at Ma
zatlan is imminent within the next
few days. , Additional reinforcements
are being sent to General Flores.
General Flores is reported to have
CAiit cduamI rtticcaorfe in thf mm-
mander of the Carranza garrison at
Mazatlan urging him to join the
revolution or surrender before So
nora forces make a concentrated at
tack upon the city.
May Change Policy..
'. ' Washington, May 6. Official in
, tteresfin the development of, the po-.
litical pnases ,ot tne sweeping revo
lution in Mexico has been stimula
ted by government reports, which
continue to indicate a rapid weaken
ing of Carranza's grip.
Agents of the State department
have studied carefully the promulga
ted program of the rebels and the
published assurances of Alvaro
Obregon and other leaders of the
revolt that a more friendly attitude
toward foreigners will be adopted.
Agents of the revolution here have
refrained from making any over
tures to the United States govern
ment and, it is understood, no plea
.' r special consideration will be
. .de until the success of the rebels
i; assured. .In the event that Car
rrnza is forced out, the attitude of
" United States, according to some
ol'.iciats. will be shaped to a certain
e:;tcnr by the rebel attitude."
Will Take Mexico City.
The progress of the revolutionary
ni jvement already is such that the
rebels are planning art early com
pletion of their program, which calls
for the selection of a provisional
president, "when Mexico City is oc
cupied and a majority of the states
lu-.ve adopted the plan of Agua
Prieta." The plan provides for the
selection of a "supreme commander"
of the ,rmy within 60 days or be
fore June 23. The more optimistic
ichcr leaders insist that unless such
a leader is chosen quickly, the choice
of a provisional president may be
Official and unofficial advices agree
that revolutionary forces are appear
ing with startling rapidity in almost
all parts of the country anck that
steps toward' their co-ordination are
well under way. Army officers here
who have been studying the situation
do not agree that Mexico City will
be taken within a week or 10 days,
but they are convinced that Carranza
will experience difficulty in extricat
ing himself. The only available in
formation from Mexico City was
that he was making a determined
cflort to get under way an expedition
toward the north to reinforce the
garrison at Torrcon, but unofficial
reports were that the federals there
already had raised the flag of revolt
and placed their commander. General
Cesario Castro, under arrest.
Sly City Slickers Almost
Sell Rancher W. 0. W. Building
The Woodmen of the Worlrbui!d
ing was nearly sold Wednesday. J.
T. Witfield, rancher of Julesburg.
Col., was convinced by three men
in the lobby of Hotel Paxton that
the property would be a good in
vestment at $3,000 cash. He prom
ised to raise the money and meet
the trio later.
Detectives Palmtag and Trapo
overheard the sales talk and ac
companied Whitfield to the trystins
place. The men came and were
arrested and ordered to get out of
town under suspended sentences of
60 davs. They gave names of R.
E. Golden, Henderson, Minn.: Earl
Wilcox, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Frank
Dougherty of Des Moines, la.
Railroad President Is
Named by Wilson o I. C. C.
Washington; May 6. Mark W.
Potter of New York, president of
the Carolina. Clinchfield and Ohio
railroad, was nominated today by
President Wilson to be a member
of the Interstate Commerce com-injuioiv
GENERAL, DIES OF
Ultlku? J.OturcA ill ;
HOPE FOR WET
mi VI "L HIP'
TEN CITIZENS OF
ORLEANS GIVE TO
Prominent Barrister Expires
Suddenly Following Severe
, Attack of Influenza.
Arthur S. Churchill, 76 years old,
former attorney general of Nebras
ka and prominent attorney, died
suddenly at 2:30 a. m. yesterday at a
Death was due to heart disease
the aftermath of an attack of in
Huenza which Mr. Churchill con
tracted last- winter. He had suf
fered declining health since his ill
ness. From liis home in Buffalo, N. Y.,
Mr. Chutpliill, when a young man,
migrated To Wisconsin. At tie out
break of the civil war he enlisted
in the Twenty-second Wisconsin in
fantry and and took part in major
engagements, escaping , without
wounds. Mr. Churchill was among
General Sherman's troops on their
memorable march "to the sea."
In LlOby Prison.
In one engagement between union
and confederate troops, the soldier,
Churchill, was captured and con
fined in Libby prison.
Mr. Churchill vfas graduated from
Northwestern university law school
and took up practice at Newton and
He came to Omaha m 1886, and
in 1895 was elected attorney general
of Nebraska. ' "He served in that po
sition under the late Governor Hol-comb.
Was Staunch Republican.
Mr. Churchill was a staunch
republican, a member of the G. A.
R. and of the Masonic lodge.
Three daughters survive. Ihey
are: Miss Amy cnurcnui ana Mrs.
Clinton B. Stuht of Omaha and Mrs.
F. M. Beach of Lyle, Minn. Mr.
Churchill's wife died a year ago.
Funeral services will be held at
the family .residence, 4829 Farnam
Of Killing Woman
Pontiac, Mich., May 6. Blows and
profanity from officials forced the
admission of guilt made on the
night of his . arrest fn connection
with the murder of Miss Vera
Schneider, Anson Best testified at
his trial Thursday. He said he
denied his guilt when arrested, un
til the officers filled him with fear.
From the stand he accused three
officers with having abused him.
Best testified that he had never
seen Miss Schneider until he was
asked to look at the body when
he was stopped by officers near
the scene of the crime shortly after
it was discovered. He told a de
tailed story of his life spe nt in small
Michigan towns, of his service in
the marine corps and finally f his
employment in a Flint automobile
factory. He left his work there, he
said, the day before Miss Schneider
was killed, nd came to Pontiad
to' visit relatives. '
On the night of the' tragedy, Best
testified, he had attended a moving
picture show and a short cut home
led him past the scene of the crime.
Athletic Club Hop Plans
Cause Dreadful. Rumpus
A feud is on at the Omaha Ath
letic club following announcement
that no woman must bring her own
husband to the leap year dance to
be held May 15. Matrons are taking
the position of scornful disregard
and insist that they will be there
with their husbands. The younger
set, including flappers and debu
tantes, are allied against the matrons
and' have determined to contest
strongly for their chance to "grab
off" a nice married man for at least
one night in four years. The young
unmarried men of the club are sid
ing with the matrons. The married
men, except the newlyteds, are neu
tral. Coolidge. Vetoes Beer Bill;
Measure Is Useless, He Says
Boston, Mass., May 6. Governor
Coolidge today vetoed a bill intended
to legalize the manufacture and sale
of beverages containing "not' more
than 275 per cent of alcohol in this
state. . . .
His veto message said:
"There is little satisfaction in at
tempting to deceive ourselves and
there is grave danger in attempting
to deceive the people. If this act
were placed on the statute Docks to
day, it would provide no beer for
the people. v -
"Wait until the tfpreme sourt
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Canntt Win.idorsement of
Either Political Party.
URGE SILENCE ON ISSUE
Trust Bryan Can Be Persuaded
To Abandon Intention to
Fight for Endorsement of
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
( hiraio Tribunr-Omalis Pre leaned Wire.
. Washington, May 6. "Wet"
hopes to obtain a plank in the demo
cratic and republican national plat
forms favoring light wines and beers
have cone glimmering, according to
formation percolating from the
headquarters of both parties today.
- There has been a checking up of
the prospective "wet" strength in
the conventions by the republican
and democratic leaders within the
last week, it transpires, with the re
sult that the foes of prohibition have
been advised -of the hopelessness of
their cause, so far as the presidential
contest is concerned.
Officials of the dcmoeraticjjational
committee made an unusually care
ful canvass of the' situation, for the
reason that both Governor Edwards
of New Jersey and Governor Cox of
Ohio have been figuring as presi
dential possibilities favorable to the
resurrection of beer, and it was the
democratic convention which was
looked to cbr?fiy by the "wets" as
likely to adopt a wine and beer plank
from political consideration, if not
l)rys in Majority.
The democratic check-un showed
that only 16 of the 56 members- of
the resolutions committee at San
Francisco would be in favor of a
prevailing sentiment of the states
prevailing sentimnet of the states
electing the delegates who will name
the members of the committee. It
is understood that as a result of this
canvass, Chairman Cummingt of the
democratic national committee, who
will, be the temporary chairman of
the democratic convention, will re
frain from striking . anv kevnote
favorable "to the "wet.""'' Demo
cratic leaders have also urged the
anti-prohibitoinists to "lay t off,"
warning them that if they continue
to press for a "wet" plank they
surely will spur the prohibitionists
to force through a strong "dry"
plank. . '
The democratic., chieftains here
hope that bv putting the snuffers on
the "wets" William Jennings Bryan
cad be persuaded to abandon his in
tention to fight for a plank strongly
endorsing the eighteenth amendment
and enforcement thereof. Silence on
the liquor issue is ardently desired
by the democratic leaders.
No Prospect at Chicago.
The canvass by republican leaders
showed that the "wets" would be
even weaker at Chicago than at San
Thc prospect, therefore, is that the
advocates of light wines and beer
will transfer their endeavors to the
congressional campaign, seeking to
elect a congress which will modify
the definition of intoxicating liquor.
It would take a "wet" landslide to
win the house and with only one
third of the senators to be elected
the "wets" could scarcely hope for a
frendly senate in the next congress.
'The federal prohibition law is
a success, said Wayne a. wneeier,
counsel fof-the Anti-Saloon league,
today. "Its friends have not been
as active as its enemies recently be
cause they assumed that all law-abiding
citizens would obey the consti
tution and the laws enacted pursu
ant thereto until changed in a legal
and orderly manner. The same ma
jorities that won national prohi
bition will be increased if they find
it necessary to prevent repeal. J. his
substantial majority of the Ameri
can people is less vocal just now
than the "wets." but when aroused
it will be more powerful than
Borah Would Probe
Of All Candidates
Washington. May 6. Investiga
tion of all presidential campaign ex
penditures, republican and demo
crat, was proposed in a resolution
introduced tqday by Senator boran,
Mr. Borah proposed that the sen
ate elections committee conduct the
inquiry into the campaigns. An
other phase of the proposed investi
gation would be into use ot means
or influence, including promises of
Air. borah, who lias been support
ing Senator Johnson of California
for the republican nomination, offer
ed his resolution after consultation
with prominent republicans and
democrats of the senate, but he did
not make any. statement .on it in the
Senator Borah, in a recent address
in the senate, charged that the cam
paign' managers of Maj. Gen. Leon
ard Wood and Governor Lowden of
Illinois were expending large sums
of money in the campaign for the
republican presidential nominationj
Former Opera Star Dies.
Paris. May 6. Hortcnse Schneider,
the original Helcne in Offenbach's
"Pera la Belle Helene." died Thurs
day aged 82 years. The opera was
fiyt produced in Paris in 864,
Bee Memorial Campaign for
3bldier Dead in France
' Reaches $95 Total.
Contributors to the fund, to
decorate the graves of American
soldiers who gave their lives in
France today raised the total amount
France yesterday raised the total
amount of the fund to $95.
The Omaha Bee in co-operation
with the Chicago Tribune and many
other American newspapers, is col
lecting money to be transmitted to
its Faris office that flower decora
tions may be placed on the graves of
American soldiers in France on the
30th of May. It is necessary that
the money be raised as soon as pos
sible in order to get the work under
wav in Faris.
The task is a stupendous one, for
the bodies of the soldiers are scat
tered throughout 106 cemeteries in
R. S. Norval writes from Seward,
Neb., "My contribution to The Bee's
Memorial day fund, in honor of the
supreme sacrifice made by Seward
county patriots,- whose bodies now
lie in France."
"For the boys who gave their lives
for us," says Mrs. Mabel Heft of
Ten persons, residents of Orleans,
Neb.jent their contributions in one
Amount previously acknowledged:
"A Thank Offering." Friend, Neb. ...$3.00
W. G. Ure 5.0
Mr. J. A. Rousey, Inillanola, Neb. .. . 3.00
R. S. Norval. Seward Neb 6.0U
Mrs. Mabel Heft, Oakland. Ia 1.00
Mm. Harry Wllley. Cralgr. Neb 1.00
B. R. Cleypool, Orle.ins 1.00
J. P. Feese. Orleans 1.00
K. S. Kirtland. Orleana 1.00
A. .T. Olson, Orleans 1.00
J. N. Craven, Orleans 1.00
.Tames Mclieachln, Orleans 1.00
F. J. Schumacher, Orleans 1.00
T. V. Ashby, Orleans 1.00
E. I... Means, Orleans r 1.00
George S. Austin. Orleans i 1.00
FATHER AND SON
REFUSE TO WAIVE
IN MURDER TRIAL
A Real Optimist
(Copyright, 120: y The Chicago Tribune)
Attorney -Declares He Will
File Habeas Corpus Suit
For Their Release.
Lucien Radicia and Lucien Radi
cia, jr., entered pleas of not guilty
when arraigned in Central Police
court yesterday charged with
shooting Joseph Marino, 924 Mis
souri avenue. Marino was snot
from ambush at Thirteenth and
Spring streets- last Saturday night.
The hearing was continued until
Saturday. During the hearing yes
terday Frank Roberto, 1434 South
Fourteenth street, reiterated his
testimony that Marino had entered
his store last Saturday night and
told of being threatened with death
by the cider Radicia.
W. N. Jamieson, attorney for the
Radicias refused to waive examina
tion yesterday, declaring that he
would file ' a petition for writ of
habeas corpus for their release if
they were held for district court.
Joe Radicia, son of Lucien Ra
dicia, who was Wednesday reported
missing, appeared in Central po
lice court yesterday with his
mother, as complaining witness
against Samuel Manfito, 65-year-old
Italian, charged with assaulting
Mrs. Radicia. Young Radicia as
serted that he is staying at the Ho
tel Loyal and still maintains his
news stand at Sixteenth and Far
nam streets. Manfito's hearing was
Walker D. Hines Is
Cited by Judge Sears
For Contempt of Court
Walkajf D. Hines. director gen
eral of railroads nder government
control, has been cited for contempt
in the district court of Judge Sears.
Charles A. Magaw, Union Pacific
attorney, is cited for a similiff of
fense under a joint order issued at
the instance of John O. Yeiser, at
troney for John O'Hara in a suit
against the Union Pacific for $50,000
damages for injuries Alleged to have
been received in Council Bluffs.
The' suit was originally filed here
and the rail administration enjoined
trial on the grounds that the case
should be heard in Iowa where the
injury occurred. -Judge Sears is
sued an injunction against Hines jnd
M agaw to prevent trial in Iowa and
when 'application was made recently
to the Iowa Industrial court of Iowa
to fettle the suit the contempt cita
tion was ordered.
Libby Company Announces
50 Per -Cent Stock Dividend
Chicago, May 6. A 50 per cent
stock dividend of 640,000 shares, with
a par value of $6,400,000, has been
authorized by the directors of Libby,
McNeill & Libby. manufacturers of
food products. Payment is to be
made August 14 to stockholders of
record June 5.
In addition, 640,000 shares, with a
par value of $10, are authorized for
sale to employes and stockholders.
Employes will be given an oppoi
tunity to purchase a total of 140,000
shares on deferred payments.
Proposes to Extend Time
Limit on Bond Purchases
Washington, May 6. Chairman
Piatt of the house banking commit
tee, proposed' in a resolution to ex
tend to July 1, 1921, the existing au
thority of the Treasury department
to purchase bonds issued by federal
land banks. The resplution recited
that the proceedings now pending in
the supreme court attacking the con
stitutionality of the farm loan bank
law might prevent the banks from
disposing of bonds the proceeds
from which would be needed to fur
nish pecejttry. louii. tg iarqicri..
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Lawrence H. Lackey Accused
Of Giving Child Poisoned
Candy Nervous When
. Relatives Testify.
Alliajice, Neb., May 6. (Special)
Lawrence H. Lackey, charged with
the murder of his 7-year-old daugh
ter, Pauline, who died on December
11 of strychnine poisoning, showed
extreme nervousness during testi
mony against him by his mother,
Mrs. Mary P. Lackey, and a brother,
Frank Lackey, at the resumption of
his trial in district court today.
Testifying for the state, the
mother of the accused glanced
casually, at her son but twice as he
sat in the defendant's chair, running
his fingers through his hair and oc
casionally bowing his head in his
Mrs. Lackey told of events at her
home the night before the "child,
Parcelled Out Candy.
"Lawrence came home early in
the evening, bringing some candy
for the children," she testified. "In
stead of giving the sack to the eldest
child to pass around as usual, he
took four pieces from his pocket and
gave each child one."
"Not until two days after Fauline
died did I suspect her death was
caused by poison. I then remem
bered that I had taken a bottle of
strychnine from a trunk which Vin
cent (another son) wanted to use.
I remember having left the bottle
on the buffet in the dining room. I
destroyed the bottle the next day."
Frank Lackey, brother of the ac
cused, corroborated the testimony of
his mother in addition to further ev
idence. "Happy at Girl's Death."
"While the girl's body lay at the
undertaker's, Lawrence came to my
home and expressed happiness that
his wife would return to him now,
that the child was dead. He wanted
to make' arrangements for himself
and wife to live with me. I grew
suspicious of the circumstances of
the girl's death and demanded an
investigation. The next day I visited
at my mother's home, w'nere Law
rence also chanced to be. When I
told them 'the girl had been poisoned
and I'm going to find out who killed
her,' Lawrence turned red in the
Here the district judge ordered
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Barnes Calls Meeting
To Discuss Plans for
. Open Grain Market
Chicago, May 6. Plans for the
re-establishment of an open market
in wheat following expiration cf the
wheat guarantee wpl be discussed
here Friday at a meeting of repre
sentatives of boards of trade, county
and terminal elevator associations,
grain buyers, exporters and bankers,
called by Julius H. Barnes, wheat
y The open market, including trad
ing in futures, was suspended early
in the war at the request of Her
bert Hoover and has never been re
stored as the .government guaran
teed price for wheat remains in ef
fect until June 1.
The Chicago board of trade and
other exchanges "throughout the
country are anx'ou to resume trad
ing in futures, hut want assurances
from the government to safeguard
FOR SERVICE MEN
Knife and Fork Club Urged to
Support Movement for
At State University.
Lincoln, Neb., May 6. (Special.)
Guy Reed, member of the Ne
braska Memorial association, in an
address before the Knife and Fork
club here at its weekly luncheon,
urged the membcVs to support the
movement for a $1,000,000 gym
nasium as a memorial for service
men wrfo served in the war. He said
that the plans contemplated raising
the funds by $1 subscriptions.
Mr. Reed stated" that Omaha had
pledged to raise $200,000 and Lincoln
$150,000 and the remainder was to
be subscribed by tlVe rest of the
The IniiPding asplanned would be
situated on the campus of the state
university. A. main auditorium 275
by 105 feet, capable of seating from
10,000 to 12,000 persons was under
consideration, he said.
Facilities for conducting athletic
events of more than local interest
are not available, he pointed out.
stating that at the state high school
basket ball tournament no building
in the city was large enough. In
addition to being used for athletic
events, he said, it was planned to
use the building as a state head
quarters for the American Legion.
Falls Down Elevator
Shaft, Breaks Leg; .
Gets $5000 Damages
Damages of $52,000 for. a broken
leg, the largest sum ever granted
for personal injuries in a Douglas
county court.' and one of the few in
stances in which the jury awarded
the full amount asked, were given to
William R. Dailey yesterday in
Judge Estelle's division of the dis
trict court by a jury hearing his suit
against the sovereign camp, Wood
men of the World. The verdict will
be appealed to the supreme court
of the state, attorneys for tha de
Dailey was injured last July when
he was shoved through an open
elevator doorway by the crowd of
persons behind him in the lobby of
the Woodmen of the World build
ing. The elevator was ascending
and Dailey caught at the floor ot the
lift to save himself. He lost his
hold and fell 25 feet down the shaft,
breaking his lee against a piece of
machinery on the floor of the shaft.
Mississippi Judge Holds
Lever Act Is Constitutional
Jackson, Miss.. Mav 6 Federal
Judge Holmes today upheld the con
stitutionality of the Lever food act,
by refusing to issue an injunction
restraining T. J. Locke, federal fair
price commissioner for Mississippi,
from enforcing observance of fair
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GUILTY PLEA TO
Bluebeard Admits Killing Wife
Date of Sentence Is Sef
for Next" Mori-day.
Los Angeles, Cal., May C. Walter
Andrew Watson pleaded guilty in
the Superior court here today to a
county grand jury indictnienf charg
ing him with murder in the first de
gree for the killing of Nina Lee De
loney. Sentence was set. for. Mon
day. In the meantime Watson will
be examined by two'pTiysicians to be
named by the court; on his own in
itiative, to determine- his mental
competence. , .
The grand jury had a prepared in
dictment before it when it went into
session and soon" announced it was
ready to report.
Watson sat with bowed head while
the jury reported and then was
ordered to the baY. ' He stood whiTe
the indictment was read.
"You have heard the indictment,
Jame,s Watson. How do you plead?"
a deputy district attorney said.
"Guilty," was the response, the
single word being whispered so low
that it had to be repeated to the
clerk and the judge by those who
stood near enough to catch ?t.
The plea was repeated by J. Mor
gan Marmaduke, Watson's attorney.
Before the grand jury reported,
W. C. Doran, chief deputy district
attorney, told Watson that he had
been known by various names and
asked which was his true name. He
said it was James P. Watson, and
he was indicted accordingly.
A large crowd filled the court
room, where the grand jury report
ed. Watson -was surrounded by a
strong guard of deputy sheriffs, who
were , compelled to force a way
through crowded corridors with their
prisoner. The man was brought
from the prison ward of the county
hospital fn the sheriff's- personal
automobile. He was returned to the
ward after his plea was entered.
Cut Dead Circulation Lists
To Save Paper, Is Advice
Washington, May 6. As one solu
tion of tlie print paper problem,
Stanley CIague(of Chicago, manager
of the audit b'ureau of circulation,
tpday suggested that the Postoffice
department cut off from the mails
copies of newspapers and magazines
for which subscriptions are six
Testifying before the senate sub
committee, investigating the print
paper situation, Mr. Clague said no
legislation was needed And that a
simple change in postoffice require
ments as to expired subscriptions
would do much to relieve the situation.
Washington, May 6. Attorney I
General Palmer's warning of threat
ened May day violence and an
nouncement of yleps taken to pre
vent it were assailed before the rail
road labor board today by Timothy
Healy, president of the Brotherhood'
df Stationary Firemen and Oilers, as
a part of what he characterized as ,
"a despicable propaganda against'
Such propaganda. Mr. Healy said,
was started within less than 24
hours after the signing of the
armistice and was designed "to poi
son the minds of the neonle to such i
an extent that the profiteers could
still further increase prices and
place the blame on labor." (
While not naming the attorney
general directly, Mr. Healy told the
board that .the "crusade" of a "high
government official" against radicals
was "undoubtedly for the purpose of
aiding in the campaign of certain
employers of the country to secure
laws establishing involuntary servi
tude," He referred to sedition laws
proposed in congress and said that
while framed "ostensibly, to eradi
cate bolshcvism and anarchism"
thev would have tied labor "hand
. . , Mr. Healv. .concluded with th
statement that "if government offi
cials and congress had given as
much attention to curbing profiteers
as they did to pounding and hound
ing wage earners, the cost of living
would have decreased to figures
After Mr. Healy completed his
statement,-Bert 'M. Jewel, president
of the railway department of the
American Federation of Labor, pre
sented the wage demands of the rail
road shop workers. He furnished
statistics on-the increased cost of
living and asked the board to grant
such an advance in pay as would
enable the shop men to liVe at tin
accepted .American standard.
Governor Edwards Opens
New York, May 6. Governor Ed
wards of New Jersey became an
avowed and active candidate for the
democratic nomination for president
of the United States. Walker W.
Yick. personal friend of the govern
or, issued the formal announcement
of his candidacy and of .the opening
here of Edwards' campaign head
quarters. Ex-Governor McCall Named
Member of Tariff Board
Washington, May 0. Samuel W.
McCall. former governor of Massa
chusetts, was nominated today by
President Wilson to be a member
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mllir'irilisi' of the tariff commission.
Timothy Healy, President of
Brotherhood of Stationary
Firemen, Scores May Day
Warning as "Propaganda."
BITTER IN CRITICISM
OF SEDITION MEASURES
President of Railway Depart-'
ment of A. F. of L. Presents
Wage Demands of r'iop
Workers Gives Statistics. !
Senate of ' Delaware
Adopts Federal Woman
Dover, Del.', May 6. The resolu
tion to ratify the proposed federal
woman suffrage amendment which
had been in committee since March
24, was adopted by the senate upon
the reassembling of the state legis
lature after ar recess of two weeks.
The vote was 11 to 6.
Only two republicans voted
against the measure and but one
democrat supported it. Suffragists
held a big demonstration in the sen
ate chamber after the vote was an
nounced. It is proposed to send the resolu
tion to the house Thursday vhere
speedy action on it is expected. Al
though the lower branch of the
legislature defeated a similar reso
lution April 1, by ;i vote of 22 to 9,
juuiogiji iv.aui.i3 iiciuii iu tict c in
creased their strength sufficientlyVo
assure the concurrence of the house
in the senate measure.
Conference May Curb
Appointive Power of
Des Moines, May 6. An effort
will be made at the general confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
church in session here to limit the
powers of the bishops of the church
by requiring them to nominate can
didates for district superintendent iu
each district of the church, and al
low the annual conference to con
firm the appointment.
German Propagandists Busy
Before Silesian Plebiscite
Kattowitz, Silesia, May 6. (By
The Associated Press.) A "Ger
man plebiscite commission" estab
lished here to compete with the ac
tivities of Wojcieck Korfanty. chief
of the Polish plebiscite commission,
issued a proclamafTon today de
manding that the entente see to it
that treason and not rashness" de
cide the fate of Upper Silesia.
The proclamation reiterates - the
statement of President Josef Bitta
of Upper Silesia that the Poles are
planning a military occupation of
the Upper Silesian plebiscite area
and of German territory to the
north and east of that area.
The proclamation assures the
Polish population that if Grmanv
wins the plebiscite the Poles wil'
be given "equal .rights."
Overseas Veteran Scores
Divorce Laws of Nevada
Kansas City, Mo.. May 6.-LDi-voices
and the laws of Nevada per
taining to divorces were attacked by
the Rev. Henry K. Sanborn of Ne
vada, an overseas veteran, in an ad
dress before the Kansas diocese at
a conference of the Episcopal
church, in session here. He declared
j what he has witnessed in Nevada
i has caused him to oppose divorci
uuder gny circumstance !
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