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Dhe Omaha Daily Bee'
VOL. 49 No. 293.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1920.
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Detailed Revelations of Pri
mary Expenditures Fails to
Disclose Any Startling Con-
tributions to Funds.
LOWDEN CAMPAIGN IS
FINANCED BY HIMSELF
Democratic Witness Charges
Wood and yarding Forces -in
unio Made senator New
berry Appear a "Piker."
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
C'hlrago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaaed Wire,
Washington, May 24. Detailed
revelations of the evnetiftitiire nf
$400,000 for Governor Lowden, who
insisted on financing his own cam
paign, and charges Jrom a demo
cratic source that the expenditures
ot the Wood and Harding forces in
Ohio were "a scandal," enlivened the
.firsts day's session of thesenate com
mittee investigating the use of
money by the candidates for the
nomination for president.
Failing to obtain .from Frank
Hitchcock any light on the contribu
tions to General Wood's campaign,
the committee subpoenaed Col. Wil
liam Cooper Procter. A. A. Sprague
of Chicago "and other Wood man
agers. Small Fund Wins.
With one' of the smallest cam
paign funds, Senator Johnson, it was
shown, had garnered proportionately
the largest number of instructed
delegates, but is out of money, and
Jus campaign managers are com
plaining of poverty.
The campaign funds brought to
light by the testimony were:
Governor t.ovlen of Illinois. .. 4H.84.7S
Senator Poindexter ot Wash- '
nator Johnson of California. . 70,000.00
AVnator Sutherland of West
Governor Coi of Ohio S 22,181.00
In seeking to trace the use of cam
paign funds the committee decided
to summon a number of local lead
ers and delegates, including colored
republicans frcjm the south, to whom
witnesses testified money had tern
sertiou of Governor Lowden that the
public ; is welcome to full knowledge
. nun k 1 1 v i' k ul u i aj
state, took the witness stand and
proceeded to deluge the committee
with facts and figures.
Emmerson began by reading a list
of contributors of $35,835 to start
the Lowden boom.
These contributions', were made
very early in the campaign, before
Governor Lowden announced his
candidacy, according to Emmerson.
and as soon as the governor learned
that they were being made he
stopped ,it, insisting on paying all of
his own expenses. r
"When I needed any money I just
told the governor so and usuallylie
sent it to me. $25,000 or $30,000 at
a time," said Mr. Emmerson.
Wanted Business Campaign.
"From the very beginning Gov
ernor Lowden wanted the campaign
run along business lines- and that
has been done. I havevheen ready at
any minute to make a detailed ac-
count of expenditures and receipts.
Some of the big items of expendi
ture in the Lowden campaign have
been $196,000 for circularizing; $156,
000 for organization expense; $22,000
for- the Washington headquarters;
(Coni'nued on Pair. Two, Column Four.)
Bank Bandits Get
$100,000; Cashier '
Is Locked in Vault
Pittsburgh, M 24. The First
National batik ai Finleyville, Pa.,
near here, w,as held up and robbed
shortly after noon by six men, who
escaped, according to word received
here by the police.
The bandits escaped with $100,000
in bonds and securities and $15,000
in cash. The cashier, who was the
only man in the bank at the time,
was knocked unconscious and locked
in the vault while the institution was
rifled, the reports said.; A sheriffs
posse has gone in pursuit.
Ulster Volunteers Rout r
- Sinn Feiners at Lisbellaw
Belfast, Ireland, May 24. The vil
lage of Lisbellaw, Ulster, has been
given the lead in an organized effort
to- deal with Sinn Feinism. The
Ulster volunteers' have been re
formed and pickets established.
At midnight Sunday, a sergeant
going home saw an arme mob
around his house. He notified the
patrol, the mill siren was sounded
and church bells rung, and the vil
lagers turned out' The Sinn Feiners
Wrecked Hydroplane Found ,
At Sea With Pilots Missing
New .York. May 24. A hydip-air-plane
marked "No. 286" was picked
up at sea today off Scotland ligbt
' ship by the steam pilot boat New
York. The hydro-airplane was up
side down and there were no traces
of any occupants. '
Okl, May 24. The
Jundup" staged for several years
fnor to the war, will be revived
uly J, 4 and 5, with $8,000 in prizes
offered by tha municipality for ex
hibition!.. i . "
Great Industries of West
Prepare Data in Favor of
Deep Water Route. Projebt
Chamber of Commerce Gathering Information to Be
Used in Hearing Before, Joint International
Commission to Be Held in Omaha June 1 Ne
braska Solidly Behind Movement.
Arguments favoring the Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence river tidewater
project bill will be presented by rep
resentatives of every industry in the
middle west, at the hearing before
the joint international commission
to be held in Omaha June 1, accord
ing to information pouring into the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce from
Preliminary arrangements for the
hearing, put in the hands of the
chamber, are Hearing completion.
Briefs establishing the attitudes of
the different industrial groups are
being prepared, and representatives
are preparing oral arguments to be
presented before the commission at
the same time. Transportation in
terests, banks, manufacturers, pack
ers, farmers, stock raisers, grain
dealers, the state government and
the state railway commission, will
all urge the adoption of the deep
water scheme. '
i Would Cause Expansion.
Members of the commission from
the United States are Obadiah
Gradner, Maine; R. B. Glenn. North
Carolina, and . D. Clarke. Wyom
ing. The Canadian members are
Charles A. McGrath, Henry - A.
Powell and W. N. Hearst..
The' advantages of the deep water
route from Chicago. to the sea as
they affect Omaha and the state will
be particularly emphasized at the
hearing. The expansion such trans
portation would permit in , aRntui
ture would increase the wealth of
this state immensely, say those in
favor of the project. It would cut
several hundred miles of rail travel
out of the route from Nebraska to
world markets, they say, and would
bring relief where it is most needed,
OF SUGAR SUPPLY
TO BE STARTED
Announcement Follows Testi
mony of Hoover Before
. Profiteering. ; (;
hntion of the susar supply through
a sweeping investigation of sugar
brokers who ignore : conditions oi
their federal licenses, A. W. Riley,
snerial assistant to Attorney ijen-
cral Palmer, announced last night.
Thin announcement followed
closelt upon the testimony before
the joint legislative committee in
vestigating' profiteering of Herbert
Hoover, who charged the govern
ment with responsibility for the high
price of sugar because of fts failure
to authorize the sugar equalization
loard to purchase the Cuban crop
last year at 6 1-2 cents a pound and
upon announcement that price of re
fined sugar had been increased to
22 1-2 cents an advance of 3 cents
within, a week.
. The investigation, headed by Mr,
Riley, will begin tomorrow.
"It is our intention," he said, "to
do everything iti our. power to
remedy the market conditions and
obtain a fair distribution of the
sugar supply, even if it must be at
the expense of some nonessential
Mr. Riley said that when sugar
dealers were confronted with the
evidence of violations of their war
time license agreements it was the
t'sual thing for them to attempt o
wriggle, out of responsibility.
"These licenses are. most emphat
ically stTtrin effect,", he added, "and
it is part of the government's task
to bring this fact to the dealers' at
tention." Employment of "economic patent
medicines" as a cure for the high
cost of living was attacked by Mr.
Hoover. He said what was required
was. a definite co-ordination of
policies of readjustment and a
policy of seeking i remedy through
studying conditions under the sur
face. In amplifying his opening state
metit, Mr. Hoover declared there
could be no question that the
amount of speculation and profiteer
ing has been considerable. He ex
pressed it as his opinion that the
remedy lay in the reductionof
credits and inflation and Jn vigor
ous regulation by the government.
Mr. Hoover said he believed the
equalization board should have been
authorized to purchase the Cuban
crop last year, which would have
maintained the retail price this year
at about 13 cent.
Murderer of Nebraska
Banker Declared In&rie
Los Angeles, May 24. George
Goldbach, who the police said con
fessed he had murdered H. J, Rob
bins,, retired Shelton, Neb., banker,
was committed to the hospital for
the insane at Hatton.
Kings Daughters Adjourn. -
St. -Louis, Ma., May 24. The
fifth, biennial convention of the
Internationa! Association pf Kings
Daughters ended here with the elec
tion of officers. The 1922 meeting
will be at Burlington. Vt
Bail. Tat Unconstitutional.
Jackson," Miss.," May 24. The tax
of $500 and 3, per cent, on gross
income, 'imposed by the state leg
islature in 1912 upon nonresident
tailroad companj.es operating in the
state, .was declared' unconstitutional
by the state supreme court .
between Chicago and New York
City. In addition to the saving in
time and trip losses, it would ma
tetially lower transportation rates on
Would Relieve Congestion.
Traffic men favoring the St. Law
rence project hold that its comple
tion would make embargoes so fre
quent in the east unnecessary, afnd
would at the same time have an im
portant bearing on the car short-
age, wlucn tney say win ce a prou
lem for a long time yet. In addi
tion to the relief it would afford
shipments out of this district, there
would be considerable advantage,
they say, in bringing imports from
Europe closer to the middle west.
The entire project will cost
hundreds of millions of dollars, ex
pert engineers say. The construc
tion of locks around St. Lawrence
river rapids, the deepening of some
channels and the opening of lake
connections for ocean-going snips,
are parts of the work confronting
., t , T u-c
the men behind the scheme. It has
heen estimated the work on the St.
Lawrence would cost about $150,-
000,000. Power expers have agreed,
however, that the water power that
could be so developed wouia aionc
be worth the investment.
All states interested in the com
pletion of the deep water route
from the Great Lakes have been
-.reanized into the 'Great Lakes-
St. Lawrence Tidewater association,
with officers and committees in
each state. H. C. Gandner of Chi-
caeo is oresident of the association
Vice presidents for Nebraska are
Nelson B. 'Updike, KODert m
jcyce and Gov. S. R. McKelvie.
Fordnev Denies Rumor Bill
. Will Be Sidetracked for
Balance of Pres
were, in circulation that tK
bonus bill would not be called up
in the house for "ar.tion on Thursday
as planned and that it would be side
tracked for the remainder of the
session. Representative For dney of
Michigan, chairman ot the ways and
means committee, who has the bill
in charge, and Representative Camp
bell of Kansas, who plains to call
up a special rule for' consideration
of the bonus bill, both denied that
there would be further delay. Some
of the members of tbe ways and
means committee, however.lndicated
their belief that Mr. Fordney, would
change his plans before Thursday.
"The' bill will be brought up
Thursday regardless of what hap
pens," said Representative Fordney.
"Let them riddle it if they want to,
but'there is going to be some kind
of bonus legislation."
Representative Garner of Texas;
democratic member of the ways and
means committee, who .is rrfaking a
fight against all bonus legislation,
predicted the defeat of the bill if it
is called up.
It is admitted by those supporting
the bill that the opposition has be
come unexpectedly strong. There is
criticism of Representative Camp
bell for bringing out a. special rule
on Saturday. It was the understand
ing of members of the republican
steejing committee the rules com
mittee would delay action until some
kind of compromise agreement
among the republicans had been
Johnson Lead Slowly
Dwindling With Late
Reports From Oregon
Portland, May 24. Returns from
the Oregon primary election held
Friday, compiled tonight, gave Sen
ator Hiram W. Johnson a margin of
872 votes for the republican presi
The vote, including complete unof
ficial returns from 14 of the larger
counties and -incomplete returns
from all but one of the. remaining 21,
Johnson. 42,049; Wood. 41,177;
Lowden 15,053; Hoover 14,328.
Curry county, front which no re
turns have been received, is an inac
cessible and sparsely settled region.
Advices from Coos county early
today gave Johnson 1,921 votes and
Wood 677. A report from Coos
county tonight said the Johnson vote
should have been reported as 1,291. ,
Chicago Federal Building
. Employes May Walk Out
Chicago, May 24. Scrub women,
elevator men, janitors and window
washers in the federal building will
resign July 1, uns they are grant
ed an increase in pay, Custodian
Charles Nagl said.- According to
Mr. Nagl, 150 workers would be
, Signs Pension Bill. -
Washington, May 24. The civil
service retirement bill providing for
the retirement of government em
ployes at part salary was signed, by
President Wilson. It becomes ef
fective in 90 day
Republican Senators Bluntly
Outspoken Against Request
Of President for Authority to
Assume Foreign Burden.
HARB0RD REPORT CITED
AS REASON F0R.STAND
Senators Not Interested in
Message and Wilson's Rea
sons for Asking Authority
And Few Hear Reading.
Chicago Trllmiie-Omnlia Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, May 24. President
Wilson today appealed to congress
to grant him authority to accept the
Armenian mandate for the United
He sent a message to both houses
declaring that he was acting "in the
" t J t . T .. . 1 ' . . ,1.
connaence tnat i am speaiong in tne
i spirit and in accordance with the
wishes of the . greatest of Christian
peoples." He felt he was givfng -advice
"from which the congress will
not willingly turn away."
Few Hear Message.
The reception of the president's
message could hardly be said to
presage the early passage of a reso
lution granting him authority to as
sume the mandate.
In the senate, the reading of the
message failed to excite a ripple of
interest. Reports have been current
for several weeks that the president
intnded to formally ask congress for
power to accept the mandate and not
more than half a dozen senators re
mained on the floor to hear the pres
ident's .reasons for urging its ac
ceptance. Republicans Bluntly Outspoken.
Republican senators, almost with
out exception, were bluntly out
spoken against granting the presi
dent the desired authority. Demo
crats for the most part maintained
the silence they usually .try to main
tain these days, when the president
issues , a pronunciamento. Many of
them are known to be against the
mandate. Unless sentiment of the
upper house undergoes a violent re
versal, indications are that the presi
dent s request is doomed to go the
way of the peace treaty and the
league of nations.
Senator Lodee, the .republican
leader, declined to comment on the
president's message. He merely re-
roort. in which it was estimated that
59,000 troops, a good sized naval-establishment
and $756,000,000 would
be required to, fulfill the mandate.
Like Taking Poorhouse.
"I only desire to say," commented
"Senator Borah of Idaho, "that be
fore America considers the question
at all, England and France ought
to restore to Armenia the territory
and resourceswithout which to take
Armenia wotild be 'like taking a
poorhouse. I think it is ' perfectly
uncorisciable to stno Armenia as
has been stripped and then turn it
(Continued an Page Two, Column Two.)
ixags, a nunueswip
Dog, Sends Flowers
To Playmate's Bier
Cbicaco Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire
Chicaeo. May 24. "With love
from 'Rags' to Eloise," was on the
card accompanying a cluster of white
roses, tied with a white -satin rib
bon, wffich found a place among the
numerous floral tributes . that ' re
posed on the grave of little Eloise
Brosnihan,' who was buried here.
"Rags" is just a nondescript dog,
but he was one of the best loved
playmates andaals of Eloise, the 7-year-old
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Fred Brosnihan. rriday evening she
was playing in the street and step
ped from behind an ice wagon
directly in the path of an automobile
truck which crushed out her young
Eloise and "Rags" had long been
inseparable friends. His home was
further down the block, but he would
be waiting for Eloise when she ap
pearedNn the morning, to share with
-.er the adventures of the day. After
the fatal accident he seemed to
sense something wrong and hid
away, mourning for the little friend
he would see no more. - -
Relief From Freight Jam
Slowly Being Brought About
Washington, May 24 The freight
tarn was declared tonight to be
slowly yielding to the efforts con
centrated on the mass'of cars which
were closing the country's railroad
yards. Reports to the American
railroad association s car service
committee showed a reduction in
car accumulation from 269,000 on
April 24 to less than 170.000 last
While the battle by no means has
been won railroad officials said indi
cations of improvement were strong
enough to substantiate the belief
that the peak of the congestion had
New Haven Receiver Is
Refused to Probe Waste
New York. May 24. The applica
tion of 1,400 holders of the New
York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad for the appointment of a
limited receiver to prosecute the cor
poration's right of action against the
board of directors formerly headed
by William Rockffeller, for the res
titution of approximately $15,000,000
flleged to have been wasted by the
board in 'improper purchases, was
denied by Federal Judge Julius W. 1
Autoists Who Parked in
Field Club District "Fined,"
Receipt Book of Folice
- man Styows.
A new method of making money
by taking advantage of a city ordi
nance was revealed last night when
C. W. Schenk, a special policeman
living at 703 South Sixteenth street,
was arrested by Policeman Joe Tre-
glia.cJtar gedV-wit h-frtaitMn -money
under false pretenses.
Schexk, who is employed by the
residents of the Field club district
to look after houses in the neighbor
hood, it is .said, had been collecting
fines from automobile owners, who
had parked their cars in the district
at night. He had a receipt book
printed, and when offenders, who usually-
were accompanied by young
women, brought- their cars to a stop
in some dark spot, Schenk would
show his badge which read, "Block
Policeman," and would collect fines
ranging, from $2.50 to $6 from the
unsuspecting drivers, police say.
Gave Receipts, He Said.
He gave each man a receipt for the
amount collected, stating that the
money had been received for "vio
lation of a city ordinance prohibit
ing the parking of automobiles on
public highways in the Field club dis
trict," he said. - - -
He told the pelice that he intended
to turn the money which he collected
over to the Field club or to the city.
Officers at the Field club last night
denied that Schenk had any connec
tion with the organization.
Twenty-one dollars had been col
lected by the Special officer Saturday
and Sunday nights, the receipt book
showed. He was arrested last night
before any fines had been collected.
Schenk obtained, the name of each
of his victims, and in some cases-eb-tained
the name of the xgirl in the
y , Those in the' Book.
The names disclosed in his receipt
book, which was taken by the police
last night, follow: Mike Adams,.
Twenty-first and Q stress, and Miss
Lucille, Williams, ntteentn ana
Monroe streets; C. E. Frost, 2619
South Twenty-second street, and
Miss Anderson, 810 North Forfcr-
fifth street; H. W. Ellis, Twenty
sixth and Dewev avenue; Bill Baker,
2606, North Twentieth street; J. R.
McAdams. 1517 Park avenue; L. J.
Tysker, 2725 Q street, and E. J.
Kosse, JU4 J street.
Schenk was released under $100
Cops Grab Pair of
Preachers on Charges
Of Traffic Violations
Two - preachers, one a Council
Bluffs pastor and the other from
Omaha, both automobile 6wners,
were victims of the Omaha police
yesterday. Both were arrested for
alleged .failure to observe the laws
regarding the 'operation of automo
Rev. John Meyer o Council
Bluffs was arrested early in the af
ternoon, charged with speeding. He
was released under $10 bond. The
other alleged offender was Rev. C.
W. Williams, .2416 Binney street,
who was arrested at Thirteenth and
Dodge streets, when he failed to stop
his automobile after -the traffic of
ficer held up his hand, according to
the police. Rev. Mr. Williams was
released under $100 signed bond.
Pass Minimum Wage Bill.
Washington,. May 24. The senate
passed the Nolan minimum wage bill
fixing minimum wage - salaries of
government employes at $3 a day.
TO HIS ACCIDENT
Paris Also Laughs at Thought
Of Immaculate President
Walking Track in Pajamas. '
By Tbe Associated Free.
Paris, May 24. President Des-
chanel returned 'to the palace this
evening after his miraculous escape
from death near Montargis last night
when he plunged head first through a
window of the special train on which
he was traveling to dedicate a monu
ment to Senator Raymond, French
aviator killed in the war. The presi
dent looked not much the worse tor
his experience."- ' ; v '"
f '- M. DeBhanel, w ho "was" accompa
nied on his trip by automobile trom
Montargis by Madame ' DescHanel
and Premier Millerand, alighted in
the Elysee yard without help. His
face .showed the marks of the acci
"You may .tell your people in
America that the president is sound
physically and mentally," Premier
Millerand said. "Only a few scratches
remain of the experience. President
Deschanel is feeling so good that he
insists on presiding over the council
of ministers to be held tomorrow.
Thep resident has been noted for
his immaculate dress and dignity.
His was the last word in fashionable
apparel, and the picture of him walk
ing down the track in pajamas, dish
eveled and barefooted has appealed
to the boulevard Parisian sense of
The president had a hearty meal
this evening and chatted with
Madame Deschanel and the children.
He seemed to enjoy the retort of the
track w.alker to whom he said,: "1
am President Deschanel," to which
the latter replied: "Might you not
be the late czar of Kussia.'
The fact that the president re
mained five hours on a gatekeeper's
cot before the automobile from Mon
targis arrived, lias caused, much dis
cussion. Higher Freight Rates
Will plot Increase the
H.C.L., Say Rail Heads
Washineton. Mav 24. Belief that
advances in freight rates to provide
the more than a bilKon dollars' ad
ditional revenue asked by the rail
roads would not increase the cost ot
livine was expressed by spokesmen
for the carriers in opening their case
before the Interstate Commerce
"Nothing I know of, said Daniel
Willard. president of the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad, "would reduce the
cost of living so much as the prompt
and speedy transportation of goods."
He added that the revenues asked
as necessary to provide the 6 fjer
cent return guaranteed by the gov
ernment in 'the transportation act,
would enable the carriers to pur
chase sufficient equipment to move
commodities now unable to reach a
Frederick Strauss of New York
also appearing for the roads, de
clard a 50 or 60 per cent increase
in freight rates would have no ap
preciable effect on the movement to
bring down living cosst.
Nebraska: Generally fair' Tues
day, followed by showers. Wednes
day, not much change in tempera
ture. Iowa: -Fair Tuesday; Wednesday
unsettled, probably showers in west
and south; not much change in
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BOY IS INSTANTLY
KILLED WHEN HIT
BY UNGUIDED CAR
Brakes Slip, Auto Races Down
Hill and Crushes Ralph
Buzzelli as He Plays
. With Little Sister.
' ' :"
Ralph Buzzelli. 2 years old, son
of C. Buzzelli, 1702 Dorcas street,
was instantly killed at 5:30 yester
day afternoon when he ws struck
by an automobile belonging to Theo
dore Srarhek,. 1611 Dorcas. . street.
The tittle boy was "playing on the
sidewalk in front of his home with
his sister Annie,: 4 years old, -when
the brakes on Srarhek's car, which
was parked at the curb in front of
his house became loose, and the car
rati down tlie hill between Sixteenth
and Seventeenth streets, crashing
into the curb where the children
were playing, striking the younger of
the two children. ,
Auto Owner Arrested.
The bov. who was killed instantlv
his head having been crushed by the
automobile, was carried into the
house by his mother. Witnesses say
that the car came within a foot of
striking the girl. Sramek's machine
was parked on the left side of the
street, but swerved to the right side
as it gained momentum, and was
going at a high rate of s'peed when
it struck the child, according to wit
nesses. It crashed into a fence which
surrounds the Buzzelli 'home after
it struck the child.
Sramek was arrested immediately
after the accident for investigation.
He was later released under $1,000
About 30 children from the neigh
borhood gathered around the gate
in front of the Buzzelli home for a
last glimpse of the little fellow, be
fore his horlv
Duffy & Johnson funeral home last
nisrht. The child w a favnt-if
all of the neighboring children, they
- Haven't Even A Picture.
"We haven't even a niYfnre K
which t) remember him." Joe, ' 15
years old, the oldest brother, said
last niirht. "There were eicrht nf i,
six boys and two girls. Npw there'
are oniy seven, we were going to
have a picture of all of our family,
mv father and mnther anrl the e,'rrht
of us children, taken next Sunday.
Now we wnn't'hav. hi ni.l,,.. "
The child's father is emntnvt -
a laborer at the city hall. Funeral
arrangements nave not been made.
Senator Penrose Will Be
Able to Go to Convention
PhiladelDhia. Mav 24 Th. rnnHi.
tion of Senator Penrose's health is
not alarming and .he will be able to
attend the Chicago convention next
month as he has planned. His phy
sicians in a statement aln coiH-
"Doctors Alfred Stengel, G B. Pen
rose and H. B. Carpenter met in
consultation and decided not to per
mit Senator Penrose to have visitors.
He has overtaxed his strength and
requires rest. He had a little tem
perature due to a slight cold, but
there is no congestion.
Walker Bill Legalizing
Light Beer Is Approved
Albany. N. Y.. Mav -24. The
Walker bill, legalizing the manufac
ture and sale of beer containing not
more than 2.75 per cent of alcohol by
weight, was signed by Governor
Three Killed in Tornado.
Winona, Minn., May 24. Three
persons were killed and three seri
ously injured in the tornado that
struck Fishy, Hill. a .short distance
Ifrom Minneitka, late Saturday, ac
cording to -tejephonic information
received today after wire communi
cation had been restored.
Armed Forces Threaten to
Avenge Killing of Carranza
As Deposed President Did
Assassination of Madero.
CARRANZA NOT KILLED;
TOOK OWN LIFE THURSDAY
Oil Companies Pay Export
Taxes and Eliminate One
Menace to International Re
lationsRelease Mine Head.
Mexico City, May 24. Adolfo
de La Huerta of Sonora was
named president ad interim of
Mexico by the extraordinary ses
sion of congress this evening. He .
received 224 votes against 28 for
Pablo Gonzales. . '
Venustiano. Carranza committed
suicide, according to a telegram
given out this afternoon at head
quarters of General Gonzales, pur
porting to have been sent from
Puebla on the morning of Thurs
day, May, 20, by Colonel Herrert.
who previous reports stated ,wat
responsible for Senor Carranza't
Waeninorfnn. Mav 24. Official inter
est in the Mexican situation was in-,
"tensified today by reports of a wide
spread reaction resulting from tha
killing of Venustiano Carranza, the
deposed president. These indications
were accompanied by information
that the de facto government might
have to face almost immediately
not only the problem of reducing
Villa, long time rebel leader, to sub- '
mission, but also more important
Reports came today from Mexico
City that men prominent in political
affairs were suspected of, preparing
to take advantage of the indignation .
caused by Carranza' s death to
lead an avenging movement, as did
Carranza when , Madero was assas
sinated. Adjustment Fails.
Confirmation was received bv the
State department today of the fail-
ure ot Uen. iilias Calles to effect an
adjustment between the new gov
ernment forces and Villa. Ignacio
Enriquez was said to have, left Chi
huahua City Saturday with a stronsr
force to co-operate ' with other
troops ,in the pursuit of Vula who
then was reported at Bouquillas.
One development occurred today
when. Luis N. Marones, confidential
agent, sent to the United States by
Obregon, called at the White-House
to leave for. President , Wilson a
message signed by, Obregon con
taining reassuring declarations as to
the revolutionists' claim. Marones,
who is the generally acknowledged
leader of Mexican labor, and wh'o
was accompanied .by Samuel Gom-
pers, supplemented General Obre
gon's message with statement ex- '
pressing, the belief that a strong and
unopposed government would be es
Villa's chances of making more
trouble were minimized by the gov- .
ernment's representatives who .de
clared it would be difficult for him
to recruit a force ot'jnore than a few
. Release Mine Manager. ,
One menace to 'the international
relations was eliminated by the re
ported release of , George Miller,
British manager of , the Alvarado
Mining and Milling company, held
prisoner by Villa and by . the an-?,
nouncement that the oil companies
had complied with demands of the
de facto outhorities regarding pay
ment of the export taxes.; The oi!
companies had delayed payments
until they could obtain "reassurances
as to whom the taxes should be
paid, finally paying them in Mexico
City. Manuel Pclaez, to whom the
oil companies have, paid tribute for,
several years, but who was an
nounced to have joined in the revo
lution army movement was reported ,
to be on his way to the capital after
declaring he fav.ored the "movement
of Generals Obregon and Gonzales." '
His endorsement of the plan of Agua
Prieta, the' revolutionary program
promulgated in . Sonora was with- ,
held. - y '
Turks Will Oppose v
Cross on Mosques;
To Follow Crescent
Constantinople, May. 24. "We
shall never consent to be separated
from Thrace and Smyrna, with their
historical monuments. The cross
shall never be raised over our
mosques. "We believe in the Wilson
ian principle and are confident that
adequate application of them will be
made eventually.'1 ' '
Thus spoke Fatima Hanem, a
woman teacher, who swept aside .
her black'' veil and - addressed a
mass meeting held in the park ad
joining the mosque of St. Sofia.
President Sodjar Assimavni of
the Turkish Islamic academy, de
"We shall never be governed by
the cross. The crescent will alwaya
remain aloft ' despite the broken
sword. We can repulse the bol-
sheviki, but we hope the great pow-
ers,1 still will do us the justice to
help us iti, that right. We trust that
there will be modifications of the
Shoe Factories Close.
Marlboro, Mass., May 24. Tha
three shoe factories here of Rice &
Hutchins. Inc.t wilt be shut down
for a week, beginning Wednesday.
"General business conditions" were
given as the reason. The plants"'
i tre employ 2,500 persons.
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