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I N Omaha Daily Bee .VOL. 49-NO. 278. Cuttrrf ai wctad-eltii mMw Ni 21, ISM. it OuNi P. 0. act f Mtnk S. 117. OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1920. fly Mil) (I tar), I mid. 4th Zom. Dally Sunday. $9: Dally Oaljt $: uda. 14. ljutilda 4th 2oa (I aar). Dally aad Sunday. SI6: Dally Oaly. Ill; Urn Oaly, i. i TWO CENTS IH TMIIK OMAHA AND ll N- REBELS PLAN INVASION OF CHIHUAHUA 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 here today. Toward sundown the last of the troops begail their march for the pass, carrying full equipment and .rations supply. 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 strongholds. 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 made first. 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 FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, DIES OF HEART DISEASE Ultlku? J.OturcA ill ; HOPE FOR WET PLANK GOES jama immiivniiir mi VI "L HIP' ULimrnu'' TEN CITIZENS OF ORLEANS GIVE TO DECORATION FUND 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 local hospital. 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 Atlantic, la. 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 street. Charges Officers Forced Admission 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 UlW fe added. locates Beer ; Ul IU Close Check $v Ul L.IUIIIV l Canntt Win.idorsement of Either Political Party. DEMOCRATIC LEADERS URGE SILENCE ON ISSUE Trust Bryan Can Be Persuaded To Abandon Intention to Fight for Endorsement of Eighteenth Amendment. i ' 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 from conviction. 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 Francisco. , 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 ever. Borah Would Probe All Expenditures 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, republican, Idaho. 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 patronage. 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 senate. 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 that country. 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 Oakland, la. Ten persons, residents of Orleans, Neb.jent their contributions in one letter. Amount previously acknowledged: $65. ... Today's contributions: "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 UN ON (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 continued. 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.. Tfwr-iL f v IS? AiwSRhinm.1 N, - (WrNRE MOST") . ; x . . MOTHER TAKES STAND AGAINST ' SON INALLIANdE 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 hands. Mrs. Lackey told of events at her home the night before the "child, Pauline, died. 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 face." Here the district judge ordered (Continued on Page Two, Column Three.) 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 director. 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 Lfag market. MEMORIAL PLAN FOR SERVICE MEN IS EXPLAINED Knife and Fork Club Urged to Support Movement for $1,000,000 Gymnasium 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 state. 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 fendant declared. 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 price lists. The Weather Forecast. Mostly cloudy Friday; not much change iiMemperature. Hourly Temperatures fl H. in A il. Ill 7 H n. 0 n. 10 . 1 1 SH I 1 p. . .V! I p. - I .1 p. ..-- ; 4 p. .? ! .-, p. ..M I 6 p. 7 P. in. WATSON ENTERS GUILTY PLEA TO MURDER CHARGE 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 months overdue. 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' labor." 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 "Sflnd foot.". . . , 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 within reason." 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 Campaign Headquarters 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 12 BOOH ,Uuull 1 I p, ..HI . 1 . m . S7 . .:.9 m M mllir'irilisi' of the tariff commission. HEAD TAKES SHOT AT PALMER 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 Suffrage Amendment 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 Methodist Bishops 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 !