Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1920, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

i- -.u - - ",
VOL. 49 No. 294. '
gatoraf 11 ma.twa mtter Mo It, IMS. at
iMti P. 0. aaaar Ml at Mm I. lira.
fly Mali 11 ytir). Inil 4th lo, OilfeaM SmiUm. : 0ill Ojlj, W: . W- TWO CENTS
baM ltd Un (I w). 0ally Smtey. SIS: Oatly Oaly. 112; Suadty Only. $. - J-k o
onsint (Huiia and nt'V.
ia Bburrs. nvi cssta, -'"
: "I
1 '
Committee Named to Investi
gate" Company and "Take
Steps to Protect Stockhold
ers" at Meeting Yesterday.
Deposed President r Explains
' Affairs in Statement Pres
ent Officers Do Not Attend
Many Hot Debates-Held.
The meeting of stockholders of
the Skinner company in the Audi
torium adjourned at 5 last night
after a committee .of nine men was
selected and instructed to investi
gate the condition of the Skinner
company and "take steps to protect
stockholders.1' C. F. Gustafson,
president of the Farmers' union, was
made chairman of the committee.
At the close of the general ses
sion the committee met with Guy
.T. Tou Velle of the Nebraska Se
curities bureau legal department,
who is here examining the Skinne.r
company books, and arranged to
meet in Lincoln the first part of
next week with the bureau at which
time Mr. Tou Velle said an "ex
haustive report" on the condition
of the Skinner company would be
Over 1,000 A.ttend.
"The committee will -make no
definite plans for action until it has
heard the report," Chairman Gustaf
son said. "We believe the "bureau's
investigation will reveal facts which
win oe pt vital importance in de-
termining our action.
R. C Howe, former president
general manager of the Skinner
company, who called the meeting,
remained on the auditorium platform
during the, entire session, which
lasted from 10 to 12 and from 1 to 5,
and which was attended by more
. than 1,000 stockholders in the com
pany. 1 After reading his opening state
ment, in which he denied any collu
sion with the "big five" and asserted
that all his actions during his con
nection with the company had been
for the interests of the stockholders,
he remained silent, wjth the excep
tion of an occasional brief reply to
r questions. ,
vySkinneri Not Present. t .
When F. S.' Howell, attorney' for
the , Skinner company;- secured the
floor late in the afternoon and an
nounced that the Skinner, brother's
would not appear before the stock
holders there, was ar grQan of dis
pointment. - ,
A" snort time Jater a stockholder
was dispatched to request "either of
th Skinners to appear", but he re
turned a short time later with the re-
: port that he could'not locate them.
Mr. Howell attacked the motives
which led Mf Howe to call 'the
meeting. "This meeting was called
by Howe to fish for suckers," he
shouted. "I for one wil not bite on
' Howe's hook. Howe is no longer
with the Skinner company. He sits
: there on ,the platform now in a spirit
of revenge and with an ambition
to wreck and ruin.
"If you stockholders follow his
lead Ihe Skinner company will be
placed on the auction block and if
(Continued aa Pas. Two, Column One.)
Huge Fortunes Made
, In Sugar;" Action Takeh
Against Profiteering
Boston, -Mass., May 25. The fed
eral government today took action
against sugar refiners here for al
leged profiteering 'and hoarding.
The Revere sugar- refinery' and
' Henry E. Worcester, its vice presi
dent, were charged wtth exacting ex
. cessive prices and with . holding
sugary from the market, and " the
American Sugar Refining company,
' and W. K. Green, its general man
ager, were charged with selling
, sugar at excessive prices. " The com
plaints asserted. that the companies
had made millions of dollars by
hoarding and regulating the price.
'Medfortf. Ore'. Max 25.The Fed
eral Trade commission" opened hear
! ings here today on a charge ofcon
' spiracy in restraint of trade against
the Utah-Idaho Sugar company of
Salt Lake City.
SuddIy of Unmined Coal
. Sufficient for 7,000 Years
Chicago, May 25. The. United
States is in no danger of exhaustinc
its coal supplies in the near future
for about 7,000 years' supply is
available, S. M. Darling of the bu-
reau of mines told the 12th annual
convention of the International Rail
way Fuel association.. He estimates
"the supply of minable coal at 3,
553,637,100,000 tons. - Last year's
- consumption, he said, was 530,000,-
000 tons;
1 Population of Duluth .
Climbs Near 100,000
Washington," MayS. Duluth,
98.917; increase, 20.45L or 26.1. per
cent. .
Columbia, Pa., 10,836; decrease,
618. or 5.4 per, cent , '
Mount Carmel, Pa., 7,469; de
i crease, 63. or0.4 per cent.
1 Alleged Forger Arrested.
- Oakiai)d, Cal., May 25. Thomas
J.-Conway, said fcy the police to be
JvfSnted on charges . of - forgery in
London and in two Canadian prov
inces, as well as in a number of
American cities, was arrested here
.' Tuesday. -!
Start New Move in .Hope of
Of Breaking Deadlock on ,
Relief Measured
Washington, May ' 25. House
leaders were "up In the air" over
the question of soldier relief legisla
tion, t 1
With democrats and about 50 re
publicans attempting to block im
mediate consideration, leaders start
ed a new move in the hope of break
ing the combination so that the bill
might be presented to the house not
later than Thursday.
Although Chairman Fordney of
the ways and means committee an
nounced that he planned to call up
the measure Thursday, there were
indications of a possible change in
the republican program but some un
certainty as to what might happen.
Instead of the effort to give the re
lief bill the right of way by a spe
cial rule, republicans fighting for the
bonus decided on other parliamen
tary tactics and . announced, they
would endeavor to get it before the
house by suspension of the rules.
Although this would require a two
thirds vote for passage, the, plan
would permit only a straightout vote
for or against adoption.
Democrats asserted they would
put up a solid front andjwith the
help of "insurgent" republicans, de
feat the big tax measure. They
claimed thaf supporters of the
bonus had failed to obtain sufficient
votes to give it the right of way.
Trade Excursionists Loan Band
To Elks at Sterling, Colo.,
For Minstrel Show.
Sterlin(, rni. u.m.
Jri,.,r T. ' r . v
'eJmj)ZT' ,0mah.a trad.e ?"
cursion gave a pleasant surprise to
tne citizens ot this city on their
second night out when they loaned
their jazz band to the Elks lodge
to assist in a minstrel show they
were giving. . .-
The train Vaveled westward all
day over -the highline of the Bur
lington from Holdrege to Sterling.
Enthusiastic, receptions and fine
weather greeted the Omaha train
all alongthe route. At Curtis the
state agricultural school 'furnished
buttermilk served by girl students
and a parade was headed by the
G. R. post.
The train will head north tonight
for an early morning stop at
Cheyenne1 and ' then return -south,
reaching Denver Wednesday might.
v Grainton, Ncbr.," a new town and
a big grain shipping point,' pre
sented the excursion with a 60-pound
cake, "one foot 'thick, three feet in
diameter, decorated with ' frosted
roses, baked by Mrs. Ivan Smith.
Grainton asked Omaha Chamber to
help it get a depot and station agent
to expedite handling of grain cars.
President Submits
Draft of Peace. Plan
s Veto to His Cabinet
Chicago Tribune-Omaha, Bee bud Win,
Washington,' May 25. The cabi
net, at its regular meeting held in
the president's study at the White
House,1 discussed, the peace resolu
tion by congress and sent to the
executive on Monday.
While there was no difference of
Opinion among the president's ad
visers as to the president's duty in
the issue, some of the cabinet mem
bers were reoorted to have offered
suggestions as to the . subjecT matt
l- r a. .i:-iM
ici in mc icai ui uic ucaadgc wiiicn
will be sent to . congress , accom
panying the veto of the resolution.
- The president had a rough draft
of his veto message ready and sub
mitted it to his advisers, it was re
ported. Although no member of
the cabinet would discuss the mes
sage, it is understood that the
president is applying himself to it
with all his mentatl -energy " and
that he expects the message to be
come the text for the democratic
party on the peace isse t San
Francisco and in the presidential
campaign to follow. J ,
: : " I
Delaware Democrats
Choose Six Delegates
Dover, Del., May 2o. Delaware
democrats in state convention liere
chose six flelega(es .to the demo
cratic national convention and elect
ed United States Senator Josiah O.
Wolcott a member of the national
committee over former Senator. Wil
lard Saulsbury; The vote was 117
to 68.
The delegates, all of whom were
chosen without contest, were not in
structed. Approval was given by
the convention to the . league of
nations covenant without destroying
or nullifying reservations.
Nebraska Representatives ;
Will Vote for Bonus -Bill
Washington, May 25. (Special
Telegram.) The members of the
house from Nebraska held a "pow
wow," in the room of the committee
on appropriations, talking over vari-
ous Dins or a puonc character m
which the delegation is interested.
Home politics was informally dis
cussed. The delegation decided to
support the bonus bill, as it came
from the ways and mtars commit
tee, when the measure is brought
up Thursday.
Sutherland Leading Wood
In West Virginia Primary
turns from, 105 precincts out of .1.330
in West Virginia for republican pres
idential preference gave: Sutherland,
ifiU; .VY.ooa, ,ioi; veDster,
Revolutionists Have Many
Problems to Solve Before
Stable Government Can Be
Succesfully Formed.
Villa Is Reckoned as One of
The Most Important'. Among
Independent- Chiefs Gen.
Aguilar Also Big Factor.
Washington, MaV 25. Advices
from Mexico indicate. that the revol
utionists have much to do before a
staple . government caji be estab
lished. Military leaders are report
ed in various parts of the republic
with small forces of men under arms,
either still loyal to the Carranza
regime or for other reasons hostile
to the de facto government
These groups are recognized by
Mexican observers here to be possi
ble nuclei for the organization of
new revolts. Representatives of the
new government, however, minimize
their importance, asserting part of
them already are negotiating for
terms while others are on the de
fensive. ' .
Francisco, Villa, whose force of
men is variously estimated at from
tew hundred to several thousand.
is reckoned the most important ot
the independent leaders.
Aguilar in Field.
General Candido Aguilar, the late
president's son-in-law, who, during
the ' past five years has become a
military leader of the first order in
Mexico, still is in the held. He was
last reoorted at Talaoilla on outskirts
of Orizaba, with 300 men. General
Bertani, who brought the accusation
of conspiracy against Cejudo which
Obregon was ordered to Mexico tor
the court-martial and who acknowl
edges Aguilar as his chief, is at Zon
golica with 150 men, according to
the latest reports. With Bertani is
General Tello, also one of Aguilar s
subordinates, with a force of 150
men. "
General Domingo Arneta, Carran-
zista governor of Durango, is known
to be still hostile to the revolution
ists. . ' ' "
Governo Alfonso -Cabrera has
set 'up'j tne state government of
PueSla at San Miguel-Tefango, and
there ha been nthing i the news i
to indicate-that .he is not function- !
ing as governor with troops at his
command. Ihe site ot nts torce
was reported at 2,000.. all Puebla
Indians. " x' ' v
TronbU in Colima.
.Trouble is reported to havfarisen
in Colima. here the Carrancista
governor, Alvarez Garcia, impeached
by the ledgtslattire, has had several
deputies arrested and now is trying
to obtain assistance -in Mrxicd City
to force" the ; legislature to restore
him .to , power. The legislature
meanwhile has effected he release
of the imprisoned deputies and ap
pointed an ad interim fovernor.
It is believed that a portion" of the
army of . General Dieguez, hich was
bottled up. in Guadalajara by the
rebels until the overthrow of Car
ranza, when it was reported to have
surrendered,1 escaped into the hills
and is awaiting opportunity, to ,re-
(Contlnacd on Tar Two, - Column Six.)
McCormick 'Dark Horse'
For Chairmanship of
Chicago Convention
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, May 25. Senator
Medill McCormick of Illinois has
been brought forward by his friends
as a "dark horse" candidate for the
permanent chairmanship of the re
publican'natiorial convention1 at Chi
cago. . .
It is - generally recognized that
since Senator Lodge has - been
chosen temporary chairman,) the per
manent chairmanship should go to
the progressive wing. Senator
Borah has been discussed and there
has been talk of ex-Senator Albert J
iievendge. of Indiana, but Both of
these names have met opposition.
Senator McCormick, it was point
ed out, qualifies as a progressive and
so far no strong opposition to him
has come frfim tne "old guard."
Mayor Thompson Overrides
Wishes of Governor Lowden
Springfield, 111., May 25. Mayof1
William Hale Thompson ofXhicago
demonstrated his control of the re
publican state central committee
by proceeding with the organiza
tion against the wishes of Gov. F.
O. Lowden Congressman Frank L.
Smith- of Dwight was re-elected
state chaiyman and Harry 'Ward of
Duquoin was elected secertary.
Both had the approval of the Chi
cago executive, y '
Police Auto in Another.
- Wreck'; Doctor Arrested
Dr. A. L. Kruitzef, Rome hotel
was arrested by the police last night
on a charge of fast and - reckless
driving after his automobile collided
with the police emergency car near
Thirtieth and Farnant streets.
Authorize Stock Increase-,
Springfield, ,'Mass, i May 25.
Stockholders of the . American
Woolen company, in a special meet
ing here, authorized the. directors to
increase the common' stock of the
corporation . frdw $20,000,000 to
$40,000,000 and the preferred stock
from $40,000,000 to $60.000.000., Only
theNcommon stock 'will be offered
at present
Declares He Knows of No'One
Lifting Fingtr to Boost
McAdoo Campaign.
Chicago Tribune-Oman a i)ee Leaeed Wire
Washington, .May 25.-j-.The sen
ate committee investigating cam
paign expenditures bumped into an
impenetrable mystery when it 'tried
to get some light on W'lham G.
McAdoo's candidacy for the demo
cratic nomination.
' Bernard M.:Baruch, one of Mc
Adoo's closest frrends fcd reputed
angel, made the' sphinx setm loqua
cious when the committee put him
on1 the stand to find out about
the alleged $5,000,000 slush fund
which big business-is said to be rais
ing for the president's soivin-law.
Mr. Baruch declared the alleged
slush fund to be a "piece of news
paper romance." He is not the
manager of Jhe McAdoo campaign
and has not contributed or dis
bursed a ceftt in McAdoo's behalf.
He knows of no one lifting a finger
to help McAdoo's campaign. Even
Tom Chadburne, with ; whom he
talked last night, has not donated
so much as a "plugged nickel" to
aid McAdoo. Mr. Baruch does not
know whether McAdoo has any
delegates and did not seem to be
entirely sure that McAdoo was. a
candidate. He excused his lack of
knowledge ,with the statement that
he has been busyvwriting books
on Economic and industrial subjects.
' Committee Baffled.
The whole affair becomes so baf
fling to the committee that Senator
Edge of New 'Jersey suggested that
Mr. McAdoo be subpoenaed to state
whether there is any "sich animal"
as a McAdoo campaign. i
The committee learned from rep
resentatfves of Herbert Hoover's
tampaign' committee that contribu
tions of $62,000 have been received
and that total disbursements in
Hoover's behalf have been $66,000.
This does not include money spent
by various state Hoover organiza
tions. Most of the money was used
distributing literature to awaken
public interest in Hoover's candi
dacy. A good many of the contribu
tions came from grain, oil and sugar
men with whom Mr. Hoover was as
sociated while he was food adminis.
trator. . Contributions were limited
to $1,000.
John F. Lucey, one of the Hoover
spokesmen, complained that he had
found it to get Mr. Hoover
sufficiently interested in his candi
dacy to discuss it with his boomers.
Will Force Acceptance.
"Has he ever told you, to cease
your efforts?" asked Senator Reed
oi Missouri.
"No, and we would not storJ any
how," replied Lucey,
Oh, you are going to , force him
to takf the! tmminatinn ?"
' "Well I hope the ravishing won't
be too severe," observed Senator
Reed. - ' . i
Walter : W. Vick. 1 reoresentine
Governor Edwards of New Jersey,
testified that $12,900 had been con
tributed to the Edwards' campaign.
He took occasion also to deny that
Governor Edwards' candidacy was
wet. ; '
"There has. been absolutely :io
deal with the liquor interests to sup
port or finance this campaign," said
Vick. 'The governor is running on
his record as a business administra
tor and the principles of state sover
eignty and personal liberty. It is
not a , wet candidacy; Governor
Edwards has not had a drink in
thirty, years." . .
Presbyterians Reject '
Proposal to Abandon
Interchurch Movement
i - '
Philadelphia, May 25. After an
all-day debate, the general assembly
of the Presbyterian Church, in the
United States voted down the pro
posal of- the executive commission,
to, withdraw support of the Inter
church World Movement and voted
to recommit the whole matter to the
commission for. a revised rfport to
be made as soon as possible. All
proposed amendments and substi
tute resolutions were sent back to
the executive commission.'
Members of the ' commission
headed by Dr. J. W. Baor of Pasa
dena, Cal., retired to reconsider its
recommendations. . -,
This action was taken as a partial
victory-by supporters of the Inter
church movement. The motion was
proposed by Rear. W. O. Forbes of
SeattleT who declared he took the
action in the interests" of harmony.
It is likely the executive commis
sion will have its new report ready
tomorrow. ; ; 7 - V.
Choose The Hague as Place
For International Court
The Hague, May 2& The Dutch
n.inister of foreign arfafirs has re
ceived .a communication from,, the
secretariat of the league of nations
saying that a majority of the mem
bers m the commission entrusted
with the preparations for the inter
national court of justice have chosen
The Hague for the meeting'place of
the . international court. The mem
bers" of "the commission therefore
will meet. June; 11, in the 'peace
palace. ' . ', . ..
King George Wins Damage
v Suit From New York Broker
New York, May 25. King George
of Great Britain and Ireland was
awarded $52,575 damages in a $175;
000 suit brought on 'behalf of the
British government against Ernest
Harrah, a New York , steel broker,
for alleged- failure to deliver steel
scrap as per .contract for. use in
military during the war. - ' .
. Belgium Consul Dies. . '
Madrid, May 25.T-Fernando Giles,
Belgian consul in this city, died sud
denly here Tueday.,He had a wide
acquaintance m the United Mates.
' Holding Us' Up - -X
. i . . - . '
Colored Delegates-Leave Hall
And Hold Convention, in
Former Beer Garden
Wood Wins Victory.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wlry
San Antonio, Tex., May 25.-With
the grind of two, state conventions
over, Major General Wood appears
to have won another . battle -in the
campaign for the republican presi-
; Singing "Glory", Glory, Hatieiujajr;
and reiterating their bejief in the
"constitution f the United States
and the principles of Abraham Lin
coln," 300 negro delegatesjjolted the
"regular" republican convention at
Beethoven hall shortly aftr noon
and marched into the one-time beer
garden- adjoining, where they held a
convention of their own. A large
number of the negro delegates had
been refused recognition by the State
executive committee, presided over
by Phil E. Baer of Paris a "Lily
White," and these with other negroes
who had been recognized, followed
W. M. (Gooseneck Bill) McDonald,
a negro banker of Fort Worth, into
the garden,-after they had greeted
with a thunder of ayes a motion to
arlnnf the "minioritv reDOrttarf the
executive committee" made by.Mc - f
Although two sets 6f delegates
will 'act before the republican na
tional convention at Chicago, each
with photographs of the convention
stenographic notes to support us
claims, and neither instructed, the
min pn horseback" is riding out of
Texas victorious, for his victory is
as near certain as any victory can
be until it is finally chalked up on
the scoreboard.
The negroes are for Wood. And.
although their action in placing on
. . , . r i i . , .l:a
xneir list oi aeiegaies several wane
men - known to be favorable, to the of Senator. Warren G.
Harding of Ohio and Senator Hiram
Johnson on the surface appears
difficult to understand, it 'is not
when one considers the manner in
which the Wood campaign in Texas
has been handled. - ( (
Revise Schedule of T
Hearings for Deep
: ' Waterways Mission
Helena. Mont. May 25. (Special
Telegram.) The international joint
commission completed a revision of
its. schedule v of public hearings on
the St. Lawrence' deep waterway
and power investigation for. its
spring circuit of hearings. New dates
are! May 28, half ihe commission
at Boise, Idaho, the other Jjalf at
Uieyenne, Wyo. , ,r
Tuesday, June 1, Omaha, Neb.;
Wednesday, June 2, half the com
mission at Des Moines, la., half at
Sioux Falls, S. D.; Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, June 3, 4 ando, Du
luth, Minn.; JMonday, June 7, Su
perior, "Wis.; Thursday, June 10, To
ledo, 0.v-
The commission dropped Denver
and Minneapolis at their request,
those two cities stating they were
unable to prepare their case earlier
than the dates of the schedule an
nounced a month ago. , The commis
sion promised Minneapolis. Chicago,
Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo hear
ings ; in the fall. The commission
sits at Helen Wednesday.
Attends Health Conference. '
. Washington, May 25. (Special
Telegram.) Dr.' R. H. Dillon, chief
health ; officer of Nebraska, is in
Washington attending a joint con
ference of the federal bureau of
health and the health departments
of the states with aview of creating
a closer co-operation between theJ
The conference will last four days.N
President Seftds Greetings to
Former Soldiers' Throtigh
American Legion Weekly. '
New York, May 25. A Memorial
day message' front President Wilson
to American1 veterans' of the world
war was received jhere today by
the American Legion Weekly. It
read: ' - . ,
"We approach the anjtual celebra
tion of Memorial day with our hearts
tilled with tenderest and grtefu
memories of those who have given
their lives for America. The day
custom been consecrated tq
tar thostjwho wene com-.
fj'?.;arms and'who shared with
the ' tl3i-remembered dead the ex
periences, the hardships, the perils
and the glory ot war; this is vcele
brafed by the people of the countryP.hysicians feared was sleeping sick
generally who take it as an an
nual occasion to renew their loyal
ty to the country and to draw fresh
inspiration for the tasks of peace
from the memory of the sacrifices
whielT-were made so freely in times
of war. The dajris, therefore, filled
wltl both memories of the past and
inspirations for the future. It gath
ers the traditions of what we have
done inorder that we (may have
the courage for what we have to do..
"Progress moves "like an army:
it has its days of training and
preparations, t its " days of conflict
- and its days of vindieation', it 4ias
itsampfires and its memories. To
you who were soldiers of America
in the great war I send affectibn-
te greetings. What your arms have
done for liberty in trance your spir
its will continue to dtf for j&stice
at home. Great, experiences make
great men, and out of the trageMy
of this test a new, heroic quality
has come to the 'American manhood
you represented, and your country's
affection for what you have already
done is only equalled by its confi
dent hope of the manly part you
are still to ;play." ; ..
Bluffs Railroad Mali : A
Risks Life to Save
Dog Chained to Track
. . v v . . . ,
A. J. Gerheart, telegraph operator
for the Great Western railroad in
Council Bluffs, at the risk of his
cwnlife yesterday snatched adog
to safety from under the wheels of
a train. Pitiful whining of the dog1
.-.s the train . approached him at
tracted the 'attention of Mr. Ger
heart who "broke" and deserted his
"key" while he hurried to the dog's
rescue. 1
The dog, a handsome bulldog, was
fas'vnedliy I chain to six 'feet of
railroad iron which prevented it
from getting out of the way of the
tain. Railroad men who have taken
a great interest ir the dog think the
("owner used this method .of attempt-
: a- t'li ,L. r- N
nig io kui inc 'annual..
Dowager Countess Dies.
London, May 25. The dowager
countess of Granard, mother of the
present earl of Granard, who. mar
ried Beatrice . daughter of Ogden
Mills o.f New York, died at Castle
knocky Ireland.. " . !
The Weather
- " Forecast '
Nebraska; Thunder showers'and
cooler Wednesday; Thursday gener
ally fair in west, probably, showers
and cooler in east .
Iowa:.- Increasing cloudiness
Wednesday, probably showers in
west; Thursday showers and. cooler.
Hourly Temperatures:
5 . m.
av m .
1 a. m.
a, m.
9 a. m.
-M I 1 It. m
.M I t p. m
p. m
4 p. m.
5 p. m.
p. m .
7 p. m.
10 v. m
p. m.
i :
Despondency Over $ Health
Reason Given for Acts of
Wife of District Judge
' . Earl Peters.
Qarinda,, Iaij May 25. (Special!)
Clara Peters, 40 years old, wife
of District Judge Earl Peters, com
mitted suicide here today by hang
ing. ' Despondency ovr ill health is
beu'wed so have-been tfte causer"
Mrs. meters naa beeu suttenng tor
some tirheurom nervous troubles.
Last winter she had a nervous col
lapse, followed by severe insomnia,
This attack was followed by what
ness, but she rallied from her latest
attack and seemed to be on the road
to recovery.
Judge Out On Trip."
Judge Peters' m'other, and Mrs.
Peters' sister, Mrs. Florence Kelley,
had been taking turnt staying with
Mrs". Peters when the judge was
away from honfeA . , ' ,
Judge Peters left early today for
Bedford-, Taylor county, with Judge
Arthur on a campaign trip for Judgef"
Arthur's candidacy for re-election,
i Mrs.' Kelley went downtown on a
shopping trip, leaving Mrs.' Peters
alone tor a" short period,
' Finds No One Home.
The judge's motherv who lives in
the neighborhood, sent over to her
son s house to visit her daughter-in
law, and found nd one at home. ,
She went to a neighbor's house
and inq red' if 'they had seen Mrs.
Peters. They told her .they had not
noticed anyone in the house
A male member of the family
suggested that Mrs. Peters might
be . in the attic sorting .some of her
mother-in-law s goods which had
been 'stored there. -v .
Hanging From Rafter.
The judge's " mother expressed
fear in going to, the -attie svothe
man volunteered ,to go for her. I
When he arrived in the attic, he
found the lifeless body of the
judges wife hanginor from a rafter
A call, was, put in for. Judge Ar
thur at Bedfcprd, who was informed
of the death' ot Mrs. Peters. He in
turn, informed Judge Peters.
The two retarded to this city at
yrden of. til jnois Prison !
' Says Honor System Failure
Joliet, 111., May 25. The honor
system isa failure , and cannot be
carried out effectively, Everett J.
Murphy, warden of the Joliet peni
tentiary said Tuesday. Twenty con
victs have escaped from the farm
since a week ago last Saturday.
The" prison official said there al
ways are violations in any trust im
posed in men of the character of
convicts. K
Find, Body Thought to Be ,
. That of Centralia I. W. W.
Aberdeen, Wash., May 25. A
body believed by Sheriff Bartell to
fie that of Ole Hanson, alleged In
dustrial Vorker of the World,
sought in connection- with the
shooting of four, former soldiers at
Centralia, Wash., during the ArmTs-
tice day parade, was found today in,
a tense wood near Oakviile, Grays
Harbor county. Wash. There was
a bullet hple through the head. A
revolve lay beside the body.
Lane Elected Director''
C' " Of Insurance Company
"TWYo-rkrMay 26. Franklin K.
Lane, former secretary of the in
terior, was elected, a director of th
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Mr.-jJane retired from the cabinet
March 1, after 21 years of public
life. ! "., .. ' , . ' .
Administration Brought Face r
To Face With Serious Situa- f -tion
Unless Financial Relie
lsv Quickly Given Railways.
Fear Appreciable Slowing
Down of Industry "Because of
Freight Car Shortage--Prospect
of Wage Increase.
thlraio Tribune-Omaha Dm IBfil Wlra.
Washington, May 25. Develop- ,
irients today brought the administra
tion face to face with the realization
that unless the desperate financial
plight of the railrdads be speedily
relieved, the country is likely to ex
perience a serious industriahand eco
nomic crisis. '
With the railroads unable to fi
nance the purchase of at least 2,000
ensrines and KHJ.UUU additional
freight cars needed at once to fulfill
the transportation demands of the
country, it is ieared that'at no dis'-
tant aate tnere win oe appreciate
slowing down of industry with at- '
tendant unemployment. ......
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion is devoting its energies to tin
tangling the freight tieup with con
siderable success and is hearing the
petitions for increase of freight rates
which, if granted, will allow the '
cariers to increase wages to a' point
assuring the manpower necessary to
handle existing and additional ship
ment. Wage Increase Probable.
The railroad labor board is con
sidering the pleas of the railroad em
ployes for higher pay. With the
situation accentuated by the insuf-
ficiency of manpower to move trains
due not so much to the recent strikes
as tq the drift of railroad employes
into better paying occupations; there
is every prospect that an increase in
wages witl be granted.
Under the most favorable circum
stances, however, it will be several
months before these measures could
begin to benefit the railroads. The
existing emergency calls for meas
ures to enable the carriers to finance
the purchase of additional equipment
necessitated by the demands of in
dustry. , . ... . .., t .. (
" The Toads are encounteriiViifSi
culties - in borrowing the tirteWsar
funds from the ' banks. whHT. are
manifesting extreme caution ilr mak
ing loans for railroad purposes, io
view of the present uncertaitia.rail
road prospects. f ..
- Owes Money to Roads. '
The apparent necessity of theOv
ernment aiding the financing out he
carriers for the particular purptjse
of obtaining additional equipment, is
under discussion by the administra
tion and it is expected that J$n
Barton Payne, the new director-general
of the railroads, will initiate aLi-
liet measures within the next lot
One proposal is that the railrba
administration pay over to'the ran''
roads approximately $350,000,00",-:
which itnow has on hand ' for tlje
(C-ontlnurd on Pae Two, CoIdbib SIi.V, '
Two Killed, About 30
injured in oanta re
j Passenger Train WreclV '
- Albuquerque, N. M., May 25.
Santa . Fe pissenger train No. 80e .
due to arrivj here at 6:30 p. m., wa;
wrecked. Tuesday afternoon at Li:
Joya, S2 miles south of here, due (
soft track resulting from high water
according to a report received here,
The. "engineer and fireman, :wer
killed and about 30 passengers im
ljured. ,
AH .ot the cars are reported tojbfc
lying on their sides in "the water. A
special train wtin doctors and nurses '
had been ordered to the scene from -Socorro
and the wrecker has been ,'
ordered from Belerf, which will also ,
take all available doctors from there.!
The train left EI Paso Tuesday
morning. . . j i '
Threatened With Death
, If Red Cases Are Pushed
Chicago, May 25. Another letter
threatening the prosecutors in the
case of William Bross Lloyd and
23 other alleged1 communist laborites '
with death was received by Henry
A. Berger, assistant state's attorney.
The letter was mailed in Brooklyn
N. y., May 23. Three letters mailed
in New York were received recently
by State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne.
A rifle bullet was fired through a
'.vindow of State's Attorney Hoync's
home Sunday. .
Columbus Business Men ; ;
Donate Services to Farmer!
Columbus, O., May 25. In order ,
to, overcome the farm labor short
age and insure ' harvest hands for
farmers in the vicinity of this city,' '
approximately 2,000 Columbus busi
ness and professional men an- ,
nounced they will donate one day's
service each week td farmers to give
assistance. - . v
f ;
President to Receive New ;
. Critish Ambassador Today,
Washington, May 25. SirAuck
land Geddes, the - British ambassa
dor, will present his credentials to "
President Wilson Wednesday at the
White House. The president also
will receive Augusto Cochrane de ,
Alencar, the Brazilian ambassador.
(who arrived last March, , ; ,