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    The "Omaha ' Daily Bee
a yOL. 49 NO. 287.
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Senator Borah Plans to Inject
. Panama Problem Into Elec
tion to Aid Senator Johnson.
Original clause was
repealed by wilson
Would Remove All Charges
' From American Vessels Em
ployed in Coastwise Trade
And Using Canal.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, May 17. Senator
Borah of Idaho, one of the principal
leaders in the campaign to nominate
'Scnatoi Johnson of California for
" president, moved today to revive the
canai ions ana to inject tne issue
into the national election.
He drafted a bill, which he said
he would introduce tomorrow, pro
viding for free Panama canal tolls
for American coastwise ' shipping
and repealing the act of 1914 which
president Wilson put through con
press wiping out the free tolls
clause of the original Panama canal
act and establishing ' the tolls on
American coastfise ships being paid
Claims Necessary Support. ,
Senator Borah said today that he
lias intended to revive the fight for
free tolls for several years and has
only been awaiting the end of the
tvar and the disposition of the peace
treaty to begin it. He has discussed
the question with republican leaders
in both houses and has bten prom
ised he says, all support necessary
to insure early, passage of the bill.
Among thbes who are expected to
take an active part in pushing the
bill is Senator Knox of Pennsyl
vania,' who was ' secretary of state
at the tkie of the passage of the
orisrinal c tolls act. 1 '
The Borah bill follows:
''Section 1 That hereafter no tolls
shall be levied upon vessels passing
through the Panama canal engaged
in .the coastwise trade of the United
States. j '
"Section 2. Thet section l'of an
act entitled 'An act to amend section
5 of an act to provide for the open
ing, maintenance, protection and op
eration of the Panama canal, and
the sanitation and government of the
canal .Jone, approved August 24,
1912" which said amendatory net was
TJassed-and approved Tune 15, 1912,
jc be an.ajUhe same is hereby repealed."
it," sgid Senator Borah, "and it is
nonsense to contend tnat we cannot
permit' our fcwn ships to pass
through the canal " on whatever
terms we see fit to lay down. 1
can't see what advantage will have
been gained by the United States
in building the canal unless' we do
permit our own vessels to pass
through the canal on better terms
than those of other naTiojis.
Free Tolls Essential!
"Free tolls are absolutely essential
to the building up of trade between
the cast and west cost. We hear
much these days about building up
" an American merchant marine.
There is hardly another thing we
could do that Would do so much
toward developing our merchant
marine as to establish free tolls jfor
our vessels." , 1
Pat-sage of the bill before the na
tional convention is out of the ques
, . tion fo rit would be bitterly fought
by President Wilson and his demo
cratic following in congress and by
a good many republicans, would
V (Continued on Pane Tvi. Column One.)
Governor Opens Annual
Meeting of Civil War
Veterans at ' Fremont.
I,ewront, Neb., May 17. (Special
Telegram) Representing the 2,000
Civil yan. veterans who are all' that
remain in Nebraska,' 150 members
of the G. A. R. met in Fremont this
afternoon in their 44th annual en
campment in Nebraska. Meeting
vith them are the Ladies of the G.
A. R.. the Women's Relief Corps
and the sons i and daughters of
veterans. , .
' Governor McKelvie w'as the prin
cipal speaker at the opening ses
sion, a patriotic institute presided
rver by Addison Waite. Department
Commander J. B. Strode of Lincoln
spoke, and an address on American
ization was given by Miss Cather
ine Woiley. Tonight Fremont gave
the visitors a public reception.
Tuesday morning- the veterans
will parade through the city and
then will be received by the 2.000
Fremont school children. First
business sessions of the different
bodies will be held Tuesday after-
lioon. -
Bolshevik rmy Marches
: Within 10 Miles of Kiev
' London, May 17. Russian bol
shevik forces are striking back at
the Polish and Ukrainian troops
which captured Kiev about 10 days
ago,' according to an official state
ment issued in Moscow yesterday
. and received here by wireless. The
statement said soviet trocps had
started an" advance and were en
gaged about 10 miles northeast of
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act insofar as it relates to admiralty-
questions was held unconstitutional
. today by the supreme cotjf
Opponents May Refuse
McKelvie Administration
Their Support At Lincoln
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All Quiet as Republican Hosts Gather for Convention
To Meet Today M. P. McDonald Chosen Tem
porary Chairman.
Lincoln, Neb., May 17. (Special
Telcgra.) There were few indica
tions tonight that .the republican
s,tate convention, empowered to
make a state platform and elect a
new state central committee, was to
meet here tomorrow. Early arriv
als were few and there was no pros
pective issue to encourage prelimin
ary caucuses or debate.
. The one possibility of a fly in the
harmony ointment was the threat of
a few radical opponents of Governor
McKelvie to carry the primary fight
into the convention by opposing an
endorsement of his administration,
particularly the enactment of the
civjl administrative code bill. There
was nothing tonight to indicate that
opposition to the code had a ghost
of chance of success tomorrow, but
there were possibilities of a minor
ity attack of some vigor.
The advocates of the code and
the friends of Governor McKelvie
held strong cards in the well under
stood fact that the party cannot
hope to win if it has a gubernatorial
Haydens, Thompson - Belden
And Kilpatrick Refuse to
Follow Lead of Competi
tors in Reductions.
Prices in Om,aha .retail stores
Skidded sharply when discounts of
20 and 30 per cent on, all stocks
were offered by merchants yester
day. Of the-larger establishments,
Brandeis Stores offered the greatest
reduction, with 30 per cent off regu
lar prices. The Nebraska Clothing
company and the Burgess Nash
company, among the other large
stores offering discounts, quoted 20
per .cent cuts in , regular prices. A
possible price-slashing war loomed
when the Lldredge-Reynolds ' com
pany placed cards in'their windows
announcing a- further reduction
from 20 to 30 per cent,) ri ' '" ";
Difference in, Opinion. .
Not all store! agreed that the
present market prices permitted of
such cutsand Hayden ' Brothers,
Thompson & Belden, and the Thos.
Kilpatrick Co., announced policies
of " no reductions in prices at the
present time. William F. Baxter,
president of the Kilpatrick com
pany, declared that huge slashes in
prices at this time would stimulate
buying beyond normal and cause
thepublic to exceed their needs.
Not Possible, Says Haytlen.
Joseph Hayden, president of Hay
den Brothers, explained that their
store could not cut prices below
regular quotations, as their policy
of buying and selling for cash re
quires them to do business on the
smallest consistent, margin. Bar
ker's Clothes shop announced a re
duction of 20 per cent, the first sale
in the firm's history. The Palace
Clothing Co. also announced a 20
per cent reduction. The Fair, 'B.
Pred and the Emporium; announced
reductions of 33 and one-third per
Th -
Arnstein Refuses to
Answer Questions Is
' Cited for Contempt
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' New, York, May 17. Jules W.
("Nicky") Arnstein faced charges of
contemot in federal couTt late today
as the first move in what is expected
to be a long legal battle in connec
tion with New York's $5,000,000.
bond plot.
On Saturday he was questioned by
a commissioner in bankruptcy, but
declined to answer. A writ was
served on him in jail yesterday cit
ing him to appear and answeir the
contempt charge.
Officials interested in Arnstein's
prosecution would not indicate to
day when he would be put on trial on
the indictment charging him with
criminally receiving $42,000 worth of
Crucible Steel certificates stolen last
fall. . -
Charles E. Hughes Retained
As Suffragists' Attorney
New York. May ,17. Charles E.
Hughes has been retained as coun
sel for the National Women's Suf
frage association, the organization
announced today. The ' campaign
activities in the northern states will
be in charge of Miss Mary Garrett
Hay, second vice president. The
work in the south will be in charge
of Mrs. Frank Js Schuler, corre
sponding secretary.
Surrenders In Denver for
Des Moines Express Theft
Denver. Colo., May 17 Louis J.
Hassen, 28, surrendered himself to
United States Marshal S. J Burris
today, , declaring he was wanted in
Des Moines for the theft of $3,490
from the American Express com
pany. ' V ' .
v Salvador Revolt Ends ;
,- Washington. May 17. The ' rev
olution in Salvador has ended, ac
cording to advices received . today
by the State department, the revolu
tionists having been driven across
the frontier iatg Hondu
candidate who believes in out thing
and at platform which condemns or
dodges that issue. - Further, it was
pointed out, that candidates favor
able to the code won a clear minor
ity of the votes cast in the republi
can primary f&r governor and that,
insofar as any vote was a test of the
code bill's strength, it had won.w
Republican delegates here tonight
considered it quite likely that the
democratic convention in Omaha to
morrow will adopt a light wine and
beer plank, which means that the
party i sbound to win certain groups
of voters. This was accepted as
indicating a real contest in the
November election, with republican
partisans under a stem necessity to
bury personal hates an dminor dif
ferences in order to permit the sue
cess of the party ticket and the tri
umph of principles, on which all
The convention will be called to
order at noon by Acting Chairman
Learned of the state committee who
will present N. P. McDonald of
Kearney as temporary chairman.
Germany Will Be Permitted to
Issue Bonds Payable In An
nual Installments for
War Reparation.
Paris, May 17. It is rumored in
official circles 4iere that the Anglo
French conference at Hythre, which'
closed yesterday, decided that the
sum total which tjlermany should pay
as reparation would be fixed at 120,
000,000,000 marks gold (approxi
mately $30,000,000,000).
: Itis also understood that it was
decided Germany would be permit
ted to issue bonds covering her in
debtedness to the allies, payable in
annual installments.
Such action, it is1 pointed out,
would enable France, to discount a
part of her claim on Germany and
permit her to settle her debts to
the United 'States and the allies.
A special conference of the allies
will be held at Ostend to consider
financial questions, it is stated. This
meeting will be independent of the
league of nations conference at
Brussels. The dates of these con
ferences remain to be fixed.
Says Total Cost for
Suit But Little Over .
Half of Retail Price
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington,1 May 17. The total
cost of a suit of men's clothes, ex
clusiva of all profits, is but little
more than half the- price exacted
by the retailer from the purchaser,
according to a survey of profiteer
ing in the clothing industry made
public here by W. Jett Lauck, for
merly searetary of the: war labor
board, and now consulting econo
mist for the railroad unions in their
fight for a living wage.
The staple sack suit, made of
.medium priced wool, which sold in
1910 for ,$25 today is retailing for
$65, said Mr. Lauck.' The cost of
manufacturing this suit, including
everything from wool to transpor
tation is today $37.36 so that the
profits are absorbing $27.64 of the
$65 paid by the consumer. The re
tailer rakes the greatest proportion
of profit, obtaining in the case of
a $65 suit the average sum of $22.77.
"At the present time, the labor
cost in producing; a suit of clothes
is only 20 per cent of the price tak
en from the consumer, while 10
years ago the purchase price in
cluded a bill of 22 per cent to
labor." :
Bill Places Limit
On Time Foodstuffs
t Remain in Storage
Washington," May 17. The cold
storage bill requiring that the date
of entry of goods into cold storage
be marked on them when they are
offered .for sale and limiting the
period of such storage was passed
today by the senate without di
vision and with little debate. It
now goes to conference.
The measure limits the total stor
age period to 12 months. A maxi
mum penalty ot $1,0U0 hue and one
year's imprisonment on conviction
of violation of the act is provided
and the sum of $200,000 ap
propriated for its administration.
French Armies Evacuate
Occupied German' Towns
Mayence, May 17. The 'French
troops which have been in occupa
tion of Frankfort, Darmstadt and
other cities on the east bank of the
Rhine evacuated those cities this
morning, it is announced here.
The Germans were informed of
the departure through a ' laconic
proclamation issued by General De
goutte, posted in the various cities,
which read: "The . Frenoh , keep
their word." ,
The evacuation proceeded amid
entire quiet, , .
Generals in Monterey Begin
Fleeing to United States
24 Trains Captured by Ore
gon's Army.
Collectors of National Funds
Will Not Be Named by Mili
tary Order to Prevent Unlaw
ful Collections. .
By The Associated Tress.
Mexico City, May 14. Via Laredo
Junction, May 17. Occupation of
Monterey, Victoria and Zacatecas by
the Liberal revolutionary forces was
reported at headquarters of Gen.
.Gonzalez Thursday night. ' Gen.
Humburto Barros entered Monterey,
Gen. Juan Gucrra took Victoria and
Gen. Martin Triana captured
Zacatecas, the report said.
Generals Ricaut, Davilla, Santos
coy, Osuna, who have been hold
ing the Monterey region for the
Carranza government, are believed to
be fleeing toward Matamoros with
the intention of entering the United
States. Gonzalez yesterday, ordered
military chiefs to name new officials
for collecting national funds of any
government department. He took
this step, it was said, to prevent
payments to untrustworthy persons
and avoid later claims by foreigners
for indemnification.
Capture 24 Trains.
EI Paso, Tex., May -"-Confirmation
of the reported capture of 24
trains and other government muni
tions and the flight of President Car
ranza by' automobile with a great
quantity of coins, was received today
by revolutionists here, they an
nounced. Genera! Obregon's message, which
was dated May 14; corroborated
previously reported details of Car
ranza's dash to the mountains, say
ing that before leaving the main
body of his troops, Carranza ordered
that the trains which carried the na5'
tional archives, should be burned,
but that the revolutionary forces pre
vented the entire execution of the
order. . .
Gens. Joaquin Amaro and Fran
cisco R. Serrano, chief of staff, today
left Irapuato, Guanjuato wth a
cavalry ' division of 6,000 men for
Mexico City, according to announe-
ment made in Juarez by Col. , H. I.
Almada, chief of staff to Gen;Eug
hio Martinez, commander of opera
tions in Chihuahua. . i
'. The movement , of 6,000 troops
from Casas Grandes to Juarez has al
ready begun and 500 already have
arrived in the latter town, Colonel
Almada said. . ,
Tampico Won by Obregon.
Mexico City, Monday, May 10,
via El Paso Junction, . May 17.
Tampico was captured without
bloodshed Sunday noon, according
to an announcement made at head
quarters of Gen. Alyaro Obregon,
candidate for the presidency of
Mexico, early today.
Lt. Col. Lucas Gonzales occupied
the town without resistance
General Carlos Orozco was re
ported to have escaped aboard the
steamer Jalisco. Other reports said
that Orozco went aboard a small
merchant vessel, tried to force the
captain to sail o Havana, was dis
armed and returned to Tampico.
Rogas Assumes Governorship.
Dispatches received fdom Puebla
today said that Gen. Rafael Rojas
has assumed the governorship of
that state.'
From Huerta, state of Mexico, the
report came today that Gen. Luis
Dominguez, in command of military
operations on the Isthmus of Teh
uantepec, had surrendered. ,
A telegram from Adolfo de la
Huerta, supreme chief of the rev
olutionary forces, to General Obre
gon reported that 35,000 men in So
nora, Chihuahua and.Sinalos had
joined the movement,' together with
Generals Flores Enriquez, Amaro,'
Amarillas. Urbalejo, Ruedo and
Abundio Gomez. . i
Gen. Pablo Gonzales and General
Obregon, former rivals for the pres
idencyf are, expected( to confer
shortly upon the acceptance of the
Agua Prieta plan. ' ; '
Gonzales Not In Line.
Washington, May 17 Gen. Pablo
Gonzales has refused to' recognize
the "plan of Agua Prieta," under
which the entire Carranza regime
would be repudiated, according to
the Mexico City newspaper reports
received today by the State depart
ment. General Gonzales agreed,
however, to permit Governor de la
Huerta of Sonora to convene the
Mexican congress or thu permanent
commission of congress in extra
session to nahie a provisional presi
dent. Steps have been taken at
Mexico City to carry out the agree
ment. '
General Gonzales' objection to the
"plan of Agua Prieta" were re
garded by officials of the de facto
government as little more than
U. S. Minister Eesigns.
Washington, May 17. T. Satnbola
Jones, American minister - to Hon
duras, has resigned his post and his
resignation' has been accepted.f the
State department announced. His
successor has not been selected.
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Are you reading- "Line 6 Type.'' the
foremost column of fun and humor
ous comment published on ih edi
torial page of any American news
paper. It not, you're misiilnir aometlrhiK? ',
Read lt today then yon can't help
but read It tomorrow and every day.
Ilu EVEN IF W-H(WE TO l -V MPwWWll 5 ks-s-i. . f
WW ' feoops to some part 1 JlsmsftimA MilmfflmmA
( it taty for Saeretary of
Mob Law Rules In North Ire
land Town Barracks 'Dy
namited Troops Landed ,
at Cork.
Londonderry, May; 17. London
derry, after two nights of rioting,
was again the. scene of riotous
.demonstrations 'today. "Hundreds of
men remained away from their
work, walking about the streets,
where many individual encounters
occurred between Sinn Feiners and
unionists. There was stone throw
ing by, the crowd to some extent.
Land at one point Sinn Feiners, the
ponce reported, nrea snots at two
unionist ex-soldiers, but missed their
Groups of "men and women in the
unionist quarter of Fountain street
and similar groups" in the Sinn Fein
quarter of Bridge street followed an
exchange of party cries with stone
and bottle throwing. Then more
than 100 revolver shots followed. In
addition to the killing of a former
soldier named Doherty, three others
were wounded. When the hostilities
broke out the police were withdrawn
and for a few hours mob law was
supreme. .
Troops Land at Cork.
Cork, May 17. Two thousand
troops from England were landed at
Bantry on Saturday and immediate
ly distributed throughout West
Cork. Troops to the number of ISO
also arrived at Skibberdeen. They
commandeered several buildings
there. , ,
Barracks Dynamited.
Belfast, Ireland, May 17. The
town hall and court house at Myno
tah, IS miles northwest of Dublin,
were blpwn up early Saturday
morning. The buildings were the
property of Lord Frederick Fitzger
ald. It had been rumored that mil
itary forces would shortly be housed
in the town hall.
Hunger Strikers Walk Out.
London, May 17. Thirty-four
Sinn Fein hunger strikers recently
released from W'ormwood Scrubbs
prison, who have since been under
going treatment at the Marylebone
infirmary in London, left the in
firmary Sunday afternoon as a pro
test against an alleged shortage of
rations and fiave not returned. Ac
cording to the Mail the ordinary ra
tions failed owing to the illness of i
tne steward and the admission of
several new patients, and the Sinn
Feiners refused to partake of the
improvised rations. '
Bolsheviki Order Arrest
Of Co-Operative Societies
Washington, May ,17. The order
by the bolsheviki that all members
of Russian co-operative societies be
arrested has resulted in the suspen
sion of plans of the Danish commit
tee looking to the resumption of
trade relations with Russia, the State
department was advised, officially.
. The bolsheviki charge that rep
resentatives of the societies are at
tempting to bring about "the. over
throw of the government by eco
nomic means." A
Official advices received here''' in
dicate the complete collapse of
transportation facilities in Russia.
Altering Chicago Coliseum
For Republican Convention
Chicago, .May 17. The Chicago
coliseum was turned over to the re
publican national committee this
morning and -work started immedi
ately on the alterations , necessary
for the big convention June 8. Of
fices of the committee and conven
tion leaders will he ready for use
an May 31. when the national com
mittee begins hearing contests.
"wmcth HE.U, soMt- Boos REPouMere. Pooe bill, he . .
SENTusoym A .lN Washington RaviNCV all last night. jff
Reforming the World
(Copyright, 1920; by The Chicago Tribune),
Statu Colby to f generout with th
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but it' kind o' hard on thm toldiert.
J. C. Dahlman Sworn
In as U. S. Marshal
For State of Nebraska
J. C. Dahlman. .
, J. C. Dahlman, . former mayor,
went to Lincoln yesterday afternoon
where he was sw'prn in as United
Mates marshal for this district.
He received telegraphic advice to
have his bond ready for filing.
H eperformer his first duty as
marshal by paying fees to federal
jury. . ,
Mr. Dahlman succeeds the late
Thomas J. Flynn. '
Little Grief Attends 4
Departure of Kaiser
From Bentinck Castle
Amerongen, May 17. Bentinck
castle, long hemmed about by spe
cial guards because of the presence
of former Emperor William of Ger
many, has again been thrown open
to visitors following the departure
of the former emperor for his new
home. '
The only person in the Bentinck
household who appeared to regret
the ' departure of the erstwhile roy
alty, was a daughter of Count Ben
tinck, who is reported to have be
come engaged to marry Captain Von
Ilsemann of the ex-emperor's re
tinue. , , ,
"There will be less tips for us
now," said the Bentinck game keeper
to a plump village girl, "but all the
same I am glad the fellow's gone."
Civil Service Pensions
Are Provided by Congress
Washington, May 17. Legislation
providing for a national system of
civil service pensions was completed
.with the adoption by the senate of
the conterence report on the bterhne
bill. General retirement of all gov
ernment employes at the age of 70
is provided, with the retirement of
mechanics and artisans at the age
of 65, and railway postal clerks, mail
carriers and one or two other spe
cial classifications at the age of 62.
Pensions ganging up to $720 a
year are to be given to individuals
of long service out of a fund pro
vided for hv direct annrooriation' nf
he government and by assessments
from salaries. -
Socialists Delay Asking
Baker to Grant Amnesty
Washington, May 17. The com
mittee of socialists, headed by Sey
mour Stedmai), the party's candidate
for vice president, which was to have
called on Secretary Baker to ask
amnesty for political prisoners, post
poned presentation of their petition
until Tuesday.
The Weather
Fair and warmer Tuesday.
Hourly Temperatures,
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Bryan Faction Promises Fight
On Floor of Convention To
day Against Seating of
Hitchcock and Dahlman.
If the seismograph at the Creigh
ton university , observatory records
,any earth tremors today 1 they may
be traced to the City' Auditorium,
iW'here the democratic state conven
tion will be called to order at 12:30
p. m.
This big meeting promises to re
veal audibly the pent-up feelings
which have been making a nervous
wreck of the democratic party of
this state for several months past.
Dan V. Stephens of Fremont,
former congressman, arrived yester
day afternoon and strolled along Far
nam stfeet where he met W. J. Kis
sick of Beatrice.
Boys Are All Excited.
"Aren't you going to stay for the
convention?" the Beatrice man asked.
"SUre, where are the boys? Are
they all, excited?" Mr. Stephens in
quired. v
The boys were down at the Pax
ton hotel, where they' appeared to be
excited, expectant and anxious for
the fray.
Of particular importance in con
nection with the convention is the
Douglas county delegation contest
which will loom before the creden
tials committee and probably on the
floor of the convention.
Battle Is Promised.
Lysle I. Abbott,' I. J. Dunn, Har
land L. Mossman, T: B. Murray,
Mrs. H. J. Bailey, Dr. Jennie Call
fas, Mrs. E. B. Towl and Elmer E.
Thomas, on behalf of the local Bryan
faction, have a formidable protest
against the alleged illegal manner in
which the Douglas county demo
cratic convention was held in Sokol
hall last Tuesday night, and also
against the manner' in which the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Man Who Kidnaped
Child Asks Divorced
Wife to Remarry Him
Mrs. Anna Kammercr, who has
started action in district court
against her divorced husband,
Charles B. Kanimerer, and his
mother, for the alleged abduction of
her 3-year-old child, yesterday re
ceived a letter and a telegram from
Kammerer, w1To is in Ottawa,
The telegram is a request to her
to come to Ottawa to remarry him.
The letter in part is as follows:
"Do you think prosecuting my
mother will bring you closer to your
baby? Never! If you loved her like
her daddy does," surely you will
travel to the end of the, earth to get
Mrs. Kamtnerer had charged her
divorced husband's mother had aid
ed in' kidnaping her child.
Miss Robina Kammerer, sister
of Charles B. Kammerer, left Oma
ha for Ottawa several days ago in
an attempt to persuade her brother
to return the child to its mother.
Charge Dlegal Combination.
Butte, Mont., May 17. Informa
tions .were filed by the county at
torney of' Silver Bow county in the
district court against the Butte
Wholesale Grocery company, the
i-ienningsen i'roduce company, the
Davidson Grocery company, the
Fairmont Creamery company . and
Armour & Go., charging them with
combining in restraint of trade con
trary to law.
Twenty-Two Families Ma
, rooned in Lowlands and Seri
ous Damage Done to Crops
In Second Missouri Rampage.
East Omahans Concentrate Ef
forts in Strengthening Dikes
Stream Nearly Under
mines Illinois Central Tracks.
With the Missouri river continu
ing to rise slowly, North and East
Omaha again faced inundation last
night. Following the overflowing nf
the river banks Sunday, night, two
main streams, one at Twelfth and
Thirteenth streets and the other
farther east, were slowly encroach
ing on the farms and homes east of
Sixteenth street and north Of Carter
Lake boulevard.
In East Omaha residents" con
centrated their efforts at strengthen
ing a dike to keep the overflow from
flooding Willow creek and the fields
adjacent, east of Carter Like and
north of Locust street. The rise
threatened to follow the channels
established in April, when the
Missouri left its banks.
Tracks Threatened.
South of Locust street the flood
waters threatened again to under
mine the Illinois Central right of.
way and overflow the hotton lands.
Farther down stream the river in
vaded the Winspcar triangle, as far
as the Illinois Central track. The
squatters on the triangle awoke
yesterday to find their front yards
again flooded and the river lapping
at'their doorsills.
In North Omaha 22 families were
marooned by the high waters yes
terday, and crops worth thousands
of dollars were destroyed. Much
garden truck was ruined and numer
ous small fields overflowed. Large
herds of dairy cattle in that section
and in East Omaha were cut off by
the high water.
Flood waters reached the South
Side at noon yesterday, since which
time the hcighth of the river has
steadily increased until many acres
of ground in the vicinity of Twelfth
and Missouri avenue are inundated.
Missouri Avenue Flooded.
Wateris. rushing dqwn Missou--'
avenue at a high rate, estimated tc
be from six to eight feet deep. For
the first time in its history, the
stock yards pumping station is com
pletely surrounded by water, which
is many inches higher than the flood
last Easter.
The family of Mike Sa
Twelfth and Missouri streets, was
forced to the second floor of their
home which is completely sur
rounded. Tire garden of Charles Taft
Eleventh and Missouri streets, was
washed out by the sudden rush ol
waters, and Joe Marino with his
wife and eight children is marooned
in his home at Twelfth and Mis
souri. f
Police have been summoned to
aid in releasing the imprisoned fam
ilies which have no access to warmth
cr food at the present time.
John Crone, Thirteenth and Mis
souri, was also trapped with his
family in their home by the water
which surrounds it.
At 4 p. m. yesterday the water was
reported still rising.
Bluecoat Hurler Fails
To Report for Game;
Is Given Suspension
Policeman A! E. Koylin. 3712
North 'Twenty-faurth street, was
stripped of his star and revol ver
and suspended, for 10 days by Chief
of Pol ice Marshall Eberstein yester
day afternoon. He was charged
won luiiuucc unoecominc an ntnrr
Saturday afternoon Koplin, who'
was the pitcher for the policeman's
base ball team, was relieved from
d"tv to Pitch in the game against
the Linion Pacific shops. Instead of
playing ball, he is said to have be
come intoxicated by drinking "Dago
Red," to have gone into the home
of an Italian at Sixth and Tierce
streets and after terrorizing mem
bers of the family, to have demand
ed dinner.
When the woman refused to give
Koplin something to eat he began
abusive and she called the police.
Sergeant Ed Samuclson was sent to
the woman's home and took Koplin
No More Contributions for
Memorial Fund for Soldiers
No more contributions to the
memorial fund' for the decoration of
American soldier graves in France
will be received bv The Bee. The
money will be cable'd to Paris, where
Floyd Gibons will have Charge of
its distribution.
A total of $250 has been received.
Amount previously acknowledged
CITY 110
$258. , . ; -' - ,
Contributions received yesterday
Pred Marti. Xm-ih Piatt. Xeb ..Sj'on
Mn. John r.nrson, Kremnnt, Nib.. 6 00
Trinity Sunday Si'bool. Newman '
Grove, Neh r on
Mm. F. O. Clous. Gretna, Neb..,,,, 2nd
Mrs. D. S. Halliy. Keatrlre. Nob.... fiO'i
Mrs. Laura Smith, los Angelps, Cal, S fin
Mrs. Anna Shatp, Ouiajia , son
J. E. Marr, Omaha . j.oo
Mexican Elections July 4.
El Paso, Tex., May 17. The Mex
ican general clenions. generally be
lieved indefinitely, postponed be
cause of the revolution, will be held
on the date originally aunouni;''
July 4, "
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