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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 49 NO. 291.
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Dr. W. M. Condon, Founder of
Creighton Dental College,
Swept to Death in Waters at
Long Beach While Bathing.
Daughter , Ordered by Father
To Save Self, Reaches Shore
Safely Friend Also Near
Death Fighting Breakers.
V Long Beach, Cal., May 21 (Spe
I cial Telegram.) Caught in a tide
rip, Dr. William M. Condon, aged
f 55, of Humphrey, Neb., formerly of
Omaha, was drowned in the ocean
here today.
Dr. Condon' daughter, Miss Nora
Condon, swam ashore, and Dr, D.
M. Ottis, surgeon, Springfield, Ills.,
Dr. Condon's brother-in-law, was
re; ;e!.
1" Condon and two companions
went to the beach below the Condon
winter home, 1413 East Ocean boule
vard, on the bluffs overlooking the
'sea, and entered the surf for a morn
ing swim. The current carried them
- a quarter of a mile seaward and an
equal distance along the coast. The
men were unable to reach the shore.
Miss Condon was ordered by her
father to save herself. She reached
the beach and gave the alarm.
Make Sensational Fight.
Dr. Ottis was rescued by Police
Officer Norbert Kint, Life Guard
Byron Davis and EarJ Crose, whose
xnloit in lighting his way tnrougn
breakers and against the currents
as a sensational one. A. S Lewer-
'nz, 1608 Ocean boulevard, swam to
ur. uonaon ana Kept mm anoai
half an hour.
Lewerenx" and Condon's body
were taken aboard the launch Tour
ist by , Capt. William Graves and
were landed at Pine avenue pier. Dr.
Ottis was taken to the Long Beach
Reputed Multi-Millionaire.
Dr. Condon, his daughter and Dr.
Ottis' 'sister, Mrs. Mary' Ottis, came
here last November. Mrs. Condon
died a year ago. Dr. Ottis arrived
Ihrce weeks ago and had been a
guest of Condon's. Ottis, during the
war, was a member of Hospital Unit
W at Knotty Ash camp, England.
Condon is reputed to have been a
multi-millionaire. Funeral services
and interment will be at Long Beach.
Dr. William M. Condon was at
one time a banker of Humphrey.
When the old Omaha dental college
closed its doors. Dr. Condon, with
the Creightons, founded the college
of which he was the dean for sev
eral years.
.Woman Guides Car
Into Telephone Pole
To Save Baby's Life
Mrs. Ethel A. Haacker, Fontenelle
hotel, crashed into a telephone pole
yesterday afternoon at Thirtieth arid
rotter streets with her automobile
after she avoided a collision with a
Ford in which were riding a man,
his wife and a baby.
Mrs. Haacker was not injured but
her machine was heavily damaged.
I The driver of the Ford did not stop 1 1 1 v. iiaavKvi oiiutA in.
telephone pole. She said he was
driving on the wrong side of- the
"I drove my car directly into the
telephone pole," Mrs. Haacker said,
"to avoid striking the Ford car. I
saw the baby and my first impulse
was to do anything that would
ivoid injuring the little child."
The police are searching for the
car which is said to have an Illinois
Sugar Breaks One Cent
Pound in New York Market
'New York, May 21. Heavy gen
eral selling in the sugar futures
market here today broke prices a
cent a pound, the full maximum de
cline permitted in any one day's su
gar exchange trading. Continued
agitation against the higk cost of
living, coupled with th threat of
leading preserving industries
throughout "the country to. close
tather than pay "exhobitant prices"
' for sugar, was attributed as the
cause for the reaction.
There also was a spectacular break
. In the price of cotton contracts for
May. A heavy selling movement
carried the price down more than
. 4 cents below the recent high record.
French Strike Called Off
Paris, May 21. The General Fed
eration of Labor decided today to
call off the strikes it had ordered in
support of the railwaymen's walk
out. The decision for the resump
o ton of work wa reached by a vote
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Loses Life in Surf
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Republican Leaders Expect to
Get Measure Up for Vote
By Tuesday or
4 Wednesday.
Washington, May 21. Republican
leaders of the house decided late
Friday, not to attempt passage Sat
urday of the soldiers' relief legisla
tion. No date was fixed for calling
up the bill, but leaders said they
expected to get it before the house
Tuesday or Wednesday.
This decision was reached because
of. a prospective - coalition between
a majority of the democrats and a
minority of the republicans, the lat
ter opposing any cash bonus. The
combination planned either to defeat
the rule giving the bill the right of
way for passage or amend the rule
and leave the bill open for amend
ment. Before the republican leaders were
called together an informal demo
cratic poll showed virtually solid
opposition to the republican pro
gram. It was also disclosed that
the antibonus republicans numbered
60, and by combining with the demo
crats might upset the republican con
Anticipating action on the bill Sat
urday, both Chairman Fordney of
the ways and means committee and
Representative Henry T. Rainey,
ranking democratic member, filed
their reports on the measure late in
the day. '
Neither offered any direct argu
ment for or against passage of the
bill. Mr. Fordney declared the leg
islation could be financed only by
new taxes, without which he said
the measure would be "inexpedient
if not entirely useless."
Mr. Kainey attacked tne taxation
scheme, declaring it will consider
and calculated to "hurry us ever
r.earer financial disaster."- He ad
vocated a war profits tax and said
that if permitted would endeavor
to include it in the bill.
Complete Still and
Quantity of Whisky
Found; Two Arrested
The most perfect still found by
police or government officials in
raids upon manufacturers of "moon
shine" whisky was discovered by
the raiding squad of the police force
at 3125 South Second street last night.
Alvin Maloney, living at the above
address, and J. H. Loebeck of Gib
son, Neb., were arrested, charged,
with illegal possession and manu
facture of intoxicating liquor.
The men were in the. basement
pouring mash into the still when
interrupted by Detective George
Summitt. A complete still, 20 gal
lons of mash and a gallon of raisin
whisky were taken to the police sta
tion. Maloney was arrested some time
ago when seven barrels of mash were
found at his place, according to the
"Pussyfoot" Johnson Will
Cover Itinerary by Air
Westerville, O., May 20. William
E. ("Pussyfoot") Johnson will make
a part of his western itinerary speak
ing under the auspices of the Anti
saloon league, by airplane.
A schedule completed calls for a
trip by air on July 6, when he will
leave his train at Granger, Colo., and
fly to Twin Falls, Idaho, a distance of
500 miles, deliver a speech and catch
his train at Shoshone, Idaho, allow
ing him thus to reach Spokane for
Lao addreai that evening, ,
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Navy Head Believes, it Virtue
to Be Unprepared With Any
Strategy Program, He Tells
Senate Committee.
Refuses to Give Out Any In
formation Regarding Matters
Discussed at Cabinet Meet
ings Before the War.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, May 21. The Amer
ican navy had a war plan which dis
appeared mysteriously on the eve of
war in 1917, but it .was a back num
ber anyway and the navy went into
the war without any plan, because
Secretary Daniels believed it a vir
tue to be unprepared with any stra
tegy program for employing the
navy in war.
The pacifist sea lord had come to
the conclusion that naval plans jeo
pardize victory and he sees his view
vindicated by the fact that the Ger
mans, who had more plans than' all
the belligerents put together, were
This was the fruit of the first
day's cross-examination of Secre
tary Daniels by the senate commit
tee investigating Admiral Sims'
charges that the navy was unpre
pared for war and that the secretary
hampered efficient and aggressive
naval operations.
Ready For War.
At first, Mr, Daniels insisted
that the navy was completely uphol
stered with basic facts and opera
tional plans at the outbreak of the
war. He told the committee the
plins were prepared in anticipation
of war either in the Atlantic or the
Pacific. They were so 'general in
character and yet so complete in de
tail that they would have covered
any nation "big enough to fight us."
Senator Hale, manifesting more
curiosity about the plan, asked the
secretary to show it to the commit
tee. Mr. Daniels balked at this and
finally agreed to have Admiral Bad
ger exhibit a copy of the plan to the
committee in strictest confidence.
Senator Hale . then attempted to
prove Mr. Daniels' statements some
what inconsistent with those who
had charge of the job of planning to
the effect that there was only one
plan and that was -lost on February
10, 1917. He read, too, the testimony
of Captain Palmer, former chief of
the bureau of navigation, that "we
had no plan; only a mobilization
Bunk About Plans.
With considerable asperity, Mr.
Dsmiels broke out:
"There's a lot of bunk about this
plan business. That's about the
biggest canard that's ever been ex
ploded. The Germans had a plan
for winning the war, all thought out
in advance, and it broke down at
the Marne and they never found
themselves again. When you have
a plan you lose initiative, resource
fulness and victory." .
Secretary Daniels, in response to
the questions as to whether the
plans were prepared for use against
a foreign power in conformity with
the foreign policy of this govern
ment, would not say that he was
kept fully advised regarding these
matters. "I am aware generally of
the foreign policy of the govern
ment, particularly as it may affect
the work of the Navy department,"
he said. "I will not discuss cabinet
matters, nor will I say . what ques
tions are discussed in conference.
The State department is in direct
charge of foreign affairs."
He insisted that in "large" he was
aware of the general policy of the
He returned a few minutes later to
his original insistence that the navy
did have a plan and denounced Cap
tain Palmer as "a better forgetter
than a rememberer."
Daniels Says Committee
"Investigated" Too Much
Washington, May 21. Secretary
Daniels today accused the senate
subcommittee investigating Rear
Admiral Sims' charges against the
Navy defartment's conduct of the
war with having exceeded its pow
ers in going outside the original
controversy over naval war decora
tions. The committee." Mr. Daniels
told Chairman Hale, had given Ad
miral Sims an opportunity to make
an "ostentatious" representation of
his charges when it required him to
produce his letter of criticism to the
department .
Raise Women Workers' Scale.
Tacoma, Wash., May 21. The
state minimum wage conference
voted to raise the wages of women
factory workers in the state to a
minimum of $18 a week. The pres
ent minimum is $13.20. The new
scale is to be put into effect by
tha state industrial commission.
Deposed Mexican
Chief and Guard
Killed in Attack
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Mexico City, May 22. Carranza,
who fled from this city May 6, and
who took refuge in the mountains
of Puebla, following a battle near
Rinconada, was killed at 1 o'clock
Thursday morning at Tlaxcalalton
go, according to official announce
ment here.
Carranza's companions, the names
of whom are not as yet known, are
declared - to have shared his fate.
The attack, which resulted in the
death of the president, was led
by Gen. Rodolfo Serrera, it is said.
Wealthy Philadelphian, Serving
Sentence as Draft Dodger,
Disappears in Car.
Philadelphia, May 21. Grover
Cleveland Bergdoll, 28 years old,
convicted draft dodger, recently
sentenced to serve five years on
Governors island, New York,
escaped from army guards at his
mother's home here today and to
night was still at large. The wealthy
Philadelphian disappeared in his own
motor car while two sergeants from
Fort Jay, N. Y.,, his guards, were sit
ting in the drawing room of Mrs.
Bergdoll's home. The machine was
driven by Bergdoll's chauffeur, ac
cording to police.
According to information received
here from Fort Jay tonight, Berg
doll came to Philadelphia yester
day on three days' furlough to ta
tend "to important business mat
ters." It was said the two sergeants
had spent the night at the Bergdoll
home. This afternoon Bergdoll was
entertaining the sergeants with
recitations from Shakespeare, ac
cording to a friend of the Bergdoll
family. A telephone bell rang and
Bergdoll said he would answer it.
He left the room and as the bell
kept ringing the two sergeants be
came suspicious and investigated.
His car, which had been standing
in front of the house, had disap
peared and Bergdoll with it. The
draft dodger was dressed in olive
drab denim, army prison uniform.
Johnson to Wind Up
Campaign in Chicago;
Norris May Be Speaker
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Chicago; May 21. Senator Hiram
Johnson is all set to "bust loose" in
Chicago on Monday, June 7, the
night Before the' republican nation
al convention goes into action at the
Senator Johnson has engaged the
Auditorium theater for that night.
It was announced at his headquar
ters by Edgar, J. Cook, . the single
Johnson delegate from Illinois, that
the Auditorium arrangements had
been closed and that Senator John
son will be the speaker of the night.
He indicated that Senator William
E. Borah of Idaho will be another
speaker. Other'" possibilities as
speakers include Senator Kenyon of
Iowa and Senator Norris of Ne
braska. Details of the arrangements
will not be known until the advance
guard of Johnson leaders arrive from
the east. These will include Hiram
W. Johnson, jr., and. Meyer Lissnerv
Angus McSween and the full force'
of the compaign management that
has been working in the Washing
ton and New York headquarters,
Bipartisan Insurrection Forces
On Verge of Victory With
Demands for Passage of
Laws to Lower Prices.
Senator Kenyon Peeved Over
Effort to Sidetrack Bill
Governing Packers Says
Time for Real Test at Hand.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leas?d Wire.
Washington, May 21. The bi
partisan insurrection in the senate
appeared to be on the verge of vic
tory with its demands that congress
stay on the job this summer and pass
measures to relieve the high cost of
Unless leaders regain the whip
hand the program side-tracking vir
tually all measures except appro
priation bills and adjourn on Jane
5 will be badly upset.
The democratic insurgents won
the fight in their party caucus and
forced through a resolution declar
ing it to be the sense of the demo
cratic senators that congress remain
on the job until it passes measures
dealing with the high cost of living,
notably the Kendrick-Kenyon pack
er bill.
The caucus action was a virtual
repudiation of an informal under
standing between Senator Under
wood, the democratic leader, and
Senator Lodge, the republican lead
er, to adjourn on June 5.
Kendrick Takes Floor.
Following the caucus, Senator
Kendrick of Wyoming, democrat,
one of the co-authors of the packer
bill, took the floor in the senate and
declared that congress ought not to
be content with Attorney General
Palmer's dissolution decree. It was
all right as far as it went, Senator
Kendrick said, but it did not begin
to solve the packer problem.
Republican leaders deny there is
any jockeying going on to keep the
packer bill side-tracked, but Sen-J
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aior js.enyon ci iowa snowea signs
of irritation when Senator Wads
worth of New York moved to take
up the army appropriation bill the
moment the shipping bill was out of
the way.
Senator Kenyon promptly counter-moved
to take up the packer bfll.
Time for Real Test.
"This same situation has prevailed
now since February 4," said Sena
tor Kenyon. "One bill after another
comes in here and shuts out the
packer bill. The time has come for
us tp have a real decisive test dnd
settle whether the packer bill is to
be considered at this session."
Senator Watisworth said he was
willing to have the test. Senators
got ready to "go to bat" on the issue
when it was decided to postponed a
showdown until after the party con
ference Saturday.
About 15 republicans will-vote for
the packer bill, and virtually all the
democrats will support it, accord
ing to its sponsors. This would give
lha m'easure a wide margin in the
Exira, Iowa, Man Dies
Of Heart Disease
In Railroad Station
( IiIcoro TribunetOmaha Bee Leased Wire.
Chicago, May 21. People waiting
for trains in the La Salle street sta
tion late Thursday night were sur
prised when they saw a man sud
denly slump to. the floor, stricken by
death. He was quite dead when the
station ambulance surgeon reached
him. In his coat, pocket was a phial
of iodine, in his suitcase was a bottle
of carbolic acid, and carefully
wrapped in oiled paper was enough
cyanide to kill 50 men. A letter in
one coat pocket contained this mes
sage, hastily scrawled in pencil:
"Bessie, you will find $6.30 in my
The body was identified as that of
Ralph Akers, a teaming contractor
of Exira, Iowa. His wife brought
suit against him for divorce a week
ago. In his clothing was found $6.35
in cash, $1,500 in travelers' checks
and keys to three safety deposit
boxes in Chicago. The ' inquest
showed he had probably died of
heart disease, as there was no evi
dence he had taken any of the
poisons he was carrying.
Wood Leading by Big Margin
In Early Oregon Returns
Portland, Ore?, May 21. One
complete precinct in Multnomah
county gave: Johnson, 84: Wood,
24: Hoover,' 14; Lowden, 12.
' Four precincts Linn county in
complete give: Wood, 19; Johnson,
17- " " ,
Four precincts. Wasco county,' in
complete, give: Johnson, 27; Wood,
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Lord Sholto Douglas Given
Divorce from American Wife
Third Son of Late Mar
quis of Queensbury Is
Granted Decree Fr6m
'Former Actress.
, London, May 21. Lord Sholto
Douglas, third son of the late
eighth marquis of Queensbury, has
been granted a divorce from his
wife, who was Loretta Audis
Mooney of California. The case was
not defended. Their marriage took
place in San Jose, Cal., in 1895.
Lord Sholto Douglas made his
presence well known in California
in 1895 when he went to Bakers
field to look over a ranch property
with a view to settling there. He
saw in one of the dance halls Lor
etta Mooney and married her. A
honeymoon month was spent in a
cottage at Alameda, and later the
couple returned i to Los Angeles
when it was said Lord Sholto was
without funds. Lady Douglas then
took the stage to earn a livelihood
pending the arrival of money from
England. Attention was again at
tracted by the couple in 1903 when
Lord Sholto took out an insurance
policy of $110,000 in favor of his
In the summer of 1906 Lord
Sholto was taken into custody by
the Portland, Me., authorities who
mistook him for an American biga
mist known as Lord Haley, who
was said to be wanted by the
authorities of many states. Lord
Sholto had rented a cottage on the
shores of Lake Sebago in Maine
with a view to improving his wife's
health. He was at this cottage with
his wife and their son when ar
rested. His identity was proved
after communication with London
and he was released.
Body Identified by Husband
Who First Learned of Ac
cident From Account in
The woman fatally injured in an
automobile collision at Fifty-second
and Dodge streets shortly after mid
night Thursday and who died soon
afterward at the Methodist hospital
was identified last night as Mrs.
Inez Ensor, 3308 North Fifty-third
street, by her husband, W. D. Ensor,
at the Heafy & Heafy undertaking
parlors, 2611 Farnam street.
Mrs. Ensor was employed by Ed
Hart, general manager of the Morris
Cash and Credit Register company,
Thirtieth, street and Broadway.
Council Bluffs, as shipping clerk.
Her husband is night telegraph op
erator at the Northwestern station
at Iryington. He knew nothing of
the accident until he read of it in the
Bee last night and noticed that a
middy with his initials on it had
been found in one of the automobiles
which was in the collision.
Following the accident Thursday
night Harry Montgomery of Coun
cil Bluffs was arrested and held for
investigation in connection with the
woman's death. He denied to the
police that he knew anything regard
ing the identity of the woman, and
maintained a calm appearance when
told of her death at the police sta
tion. Although questioned by of
ficers 'yesterday, he stoutly denied
that the woman had been in his car.
Early last evening a purse, found
by Henry Moeller, 4723 Wakely
street, shortly after midnight
Thursday as he and his wife were
(Continued oil Page Six, Column One.)
Kenyon Made Chairman
Of Campaign investigation
Washington, May 21. Senator
KenyOn of Iowa was named today
?s chairman of the senate subcom
mittee which will begin next Mon
day investigation of the preconven
tion ' campaign expenditures and
pledges of both republican and dem
ocratic presidential candidates'.
Other members of the subcommit
tee are Senators Spencer, Missouri,
and Edge, New Jersey, republicans,
and Pomerene, Ohio, and Reed,
Missouri, democrats. ,'
Persia Appeals to League.
London, May 21. Persia has ap
pealed to the league of nations to
protect her against bolshevik aggres
sion. Temperatures
Nebraska: Mostly cloudy Satur
day, followed by local showers by
Saturday night or Sunday; cooler
Sunday and in northwest Saturday.
Iowa: Partly cloudy Saturday, fol
lowed by 'showers Saturday night or
Sunday: cooler Sunday.
Hourly Temperatures:
8 a. m.
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A grand jury at Nelson, British
Columbia, May 4, 1909, acquitted
Lord Sholto of the charge of shoot
ing with intent to kill in Septem
ber, 1908, a former British dfficer,
J. B. Rowlands. The story had it
that Sholto, upon returning from
a hunting trip to his house at Cres
ton, found Rowlands there and or
dered him to leave. Lord Sholto, it
was said, then fired at Rowlands.
Lady Douglas, in 1914, was said
tp be appearing in a London the
ater under the name of Lorna. Les
lie. '
Republican Leaders Agree to
Take Up Resolution Call
ing for Income Tax Re
turns Today.
Washington, May 21. Continued
outcry in the senate against profi
teers brought matters to a head,
there today when republican leaders
promised that the resolution of Sen
ator Harris, democrat, Georgia,
calling for corporation income and
excess profit tax returns would be
taken up tomorrow for action. With
certain amendments, Senator Lodge,
majority leader, said he saw no
reason why it should not pass.
Senator Harris widened the scope
of his proposal, which would bring
the records into the senate to in
clude 1918 and 1919 returns as well
as those of 1917.
"Members of the senate," he said,
"stand on the floor denouncing prof
iteers. Here's a simple resolution
that only seeks to name them, which"
has been waiting six months."
The house also saw legislative
guns trained on the profiteer. Rep
resentative King, republican, Illinois,
introduced a bill to prohibit federal
reserve banks renewing loans on or
rediscQunting commodity notes,
draft9 or bills which, he said, would
force hoarded commodities on the
, Senator Calder, republican, New
York, joined in the senate discussion
during the day, urging steps to
strengthen depleted plant facilities
as means of increasing production
and striking at higher prices. He
referred to unsuccessful experiments
in price fixing, and "the hand-to-
mouth policy practiced during the
Patrolman Stoys "Jiggs and
. Maggie" Row; Arrests Two
Charles Porter, 410 North Six
teenth street, and his wife were ar
rested by Patrolman Aboud at their
home last night after the officer
had interrupted a family brawl in
which Mrs. Porter, equipped with a
rolling pin, was playing the role of
"Maggie" and Porter was submit
ting to the role of "Jiggs." Porter
was charged with intoxication and
abusing his wife and the alleged hur
ler of, the rolling pin was charged
with assault and battery.
When Porter came home drunk
and started abusing his wife, she
seized a rolling pin and struck him
over the head, cutting a gash which
required two stitches, according to
the police.
Middle West Publishers
To Meet in Kansas City
Kansas City, May 21. More than
100 newspaper publishers from Kan
sas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa,
Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Ne
braska, South Dakota and Minne
sota are expected to be present here
Saturday when the conference called
by the Kansas Newspaper Print
league meets. The purpose of the
conference is to organise a midwest
newsprint league which shall work
for legislation to relieve the news
print shortage. ,
Pair of Robbers Dying in Atch
ison, Kan., Hospital While
Third Is Being Hunted by
Posses in Missouri Foothills.
50 Shots Exchanged in Night
Rifle Fight When Puncturetf
Auto Forces Outlaws to Stop
Prisoners Admit Robbery.
Two bandits are dying, one officer
is seriously wounded and another
slightly wounded as the result of a
cBring daylight holdup of the Howe
State bank late yesterday afternoon,
in which the bandits escaped with
$2,000 in cash and $6,000 in Liberty '
The' wounded:
Walter Bradford, alias Walter
Ingram, aged 28, of Kansas City:
confessed to robbery when told at
midnight that he probably would
not live until morning. He is wound-
ed in the abdomen.
Harry Kelley, aged 30, of Kansas
City; confessed to robbery; . gun
wounds in neck and lung; probably
will die.
Ed McCtillough, deputy sheriff of
Atchison, Kan.; shot in right leg
above knee. t -
Another officer suffering from
flesh wound in face.
Lock Cashier in Vault.
The gun battle in which the four
men were wounded occurred near
B.-an Lake, Mo between 9 and 10
o'clock last night. ; After locking
James Cox, cashier of the fcanljrjC
the vault the robbers looted the bank
and then fled from the town in a
high-powered automobile. Thy '
traveled at perilous, speed over the
rough roads in the southeast part of
the state, racing across the boundary into Atchison, Kan.
Atchison officers who had been
informed of the robbery followed
the car about 30 minutes' later.
Assistant Chief of Police E. S.
Fedderson of Atrhi enn nrtA hv
picked sharpshooters trailed the
"annus to tne village ot Bean Lake,
Mo., close to the Nebraska-Missouri
boundary line, where th bandits
were forced to stop ' to repair a
punctured tire.
Find Bandits Repairing Car.
Rounding a curve the piercing
headlights of the officers' car reX
vealed the trio at work repairing
their crippled car. The officers
commanded them to surrender. Thv
command was met with a volley of
rifle shots from the robbers, jump
ing from their car the-officers crouch
ed along the roadside and returned
the fire.
When two of the bandits toppled
yr. the third one fled to the foot
hills. His capture, it was thought,
was only a matter of time, as he
is believed to be wounded.
More than 50 shots were ex
changed in the battle. Ed Mc
Lullough, fleputy sheriff, received
(Continued . on Pane Sl Column One.;
Senator Norris Says
He Will Not Fight
Dahlman Appointment
Washington, May 21.-(Specia!
Telegram) Rumors that . Senator
i Oms would nniw th. c
t ?V lames C Pahlman, ex-mayor-
yi v..,dna, as united Mates marshal
tor Nebraska, vice Thomas Flynn, '
ucLdscu, snouiq the ex-mayor s
name be sent to the senate' -by the
president, and hold up the nomina
tion until after March.4. as recom
mended by Senator HiTchcock, were
completely laid to rest today.
'Under no circumstances will I
he a party to any scheme of that
kind, said Senator Norris. When
the democrats carried the country
eight years ago, the democrats fili
bustered against all of President
Taft's appointments during the
short session. I denounaed their
action as unpatriotic. 'Some re
publicans and a good many demo
crats did the- same thing.
"But I am not going to stultify
myself by doing a thine in my
party that I condemned in another
party. It is a wrong course, and in
my judgment unpatriotic. I do not
know who will be named marshal,
and may be against his confirma
tion, but it will not be because he
is a democrat. What I have said
about the marshal will apply to any
other vacancy that may occur dur
ing -the term of President Wilson 1"
Presson Appoints Bross
Assistant G. A. R. General
Lincoln, May 21. (Special) As
sistant Adjutant General Harmen
Bross of the G, A. R serving the
last year under Department Com
mander J. B. Strode, has been reap
pointed to that position by the new
department commander, Joseph IL
... " J .