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- Leader in Peace Treaty
Fight Joins Republicans in
' Opposing Armenia Mandate.
WILSON'S MESSAGE ' .
V TO BE LAID ON TABLE
Foreign Relations Committee
To Take Up Question Today
Chief Executive May Call
Special Session on Issue.
By Th AaiKirlated Prrxa.
Washington, May 2.6. Democratic
'.opposition developed today to Pres
ident Wilson's request to congress
for authority to accept a mandate
over Xrmenia. .
40 'Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska.
administration .leader in -the pea:c
treaty fight, joined republicans op
posing the measure, and there were
indications that other democrats
vf JL.i stand with him.
The meeting of the house foreign
affairs committee," called to obtain
the views of Secretary Colby, was.
postponed because of the secretary's
inability to attend, but there were
many informal conferences by both
parties, at which . members ex
pressed strong objection to any pro
posal which would send -American
troops to Europe or Asia.
Chairman Porter indicated ' that
the' president's message would be
considered briefly and then laid on
the table, which would end it.
" Legal Objections.
- Inasmuch as the senate has failed
to ratify the 'treaty with its league
, of nations covenant, republican
members of the house committee de
clared there were objections to the
president s proposal. I ney contended
that to accept a mandate would be
like doing indirectly what congress
had not' permitted to be , done
The house committee is not ex
pected to meet until Friday, but the
senate foreign relations committee
probably will take up the mandate
question tomorrow. In the senate,
as in th house, the general desire
seemed to be to table it, although
there was the suggestion that the
president might call congress in
special session during the summer
for its consideration.
-', The prwident was, asked in a res- .
oiuuon jntroaucea toaay py Repre
sentative :fason,r' republican, Illi
nois, for full irrlormation as to the
toet and number of troops required
' in connection with his mandate pro
posal. ,. , Tafr Ao-ainst Mandate.
Aberdeen, Wash., May 26. The
United States cannot undertake a
mandate for Armenia under the
league of nations since this country
is not a member of the league, ac
cording to William Howard Taft,
former president, here today. Mr.
Taft said he was not certain whether
the mandate should be undertaken
tinder any circumstances.
Mr. Taft said he was inclined to
agree with W. J. Bryan, who an
nounced his opposition to the man
date. He said, however, Armenia
, should be helped because conditions
there were about as bad , as they
c 'Id be, but that the mandate was
"open to discussion." t
"The Armenian question," he said,
"is too complex to cay offhand
whether we should accept the man
date proposed by Mr. Wilson. I no
tice that Mr. Bryan is opposed to it
"and I I am inclined to think Mr.
Bryan is about right. If President
Wijson had included Turkey in his
proposal perhaps I would favor the
suggestion. I understand a mandate
for Armenia would mean the dis
, patch of a large part of our army
to that country, entail a neavy cost
- and involve us in complications for
a long time to come."
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Army Of f icers in Red
' 1 s.
Chicago, May. 26. Thirty Salva
' tion Army officers have disappeared
' in soviet Russia and have been giv-
n up by their superiors as lost, ac-
. , ' i
tne vnicago neaaquajiers irom iew
York. The telegram, said:
"Repeated efforts have been made
, by the international headquarters of
. the Salvation Army im London to
communicate with its workers who
remained to uphold the banner of
practical Christianity in soviet Rus
sia, but all attempts have failed. As
., a last resort, a high Salvation Army
officer is now traveling' incognito in
Russia in an endeavor to learn the
fate of the 30 missing officers. No
information as to the result of his
mission is expected until he leaves
Five Men Charged -With
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Violation of Lever Act
. Pittsburgh, May 26. The federal
grand jury here returned indict
ments against five men, formerly
employed by railroads at New
castle, Pa., charging them -with
having'' violated the Lever act by
conspiring to limit facilities for the
transportation of necessities. ;
Prices of Pelts Drop.
St Louis. May 26. Sales at the
spring auction of the International
Fur Exchange here today totaled
ed $1,000,000. Prices on pelts ranged
vfrom 20 to 40 per cent lower than
Tl tne rcurumj umi r.. i uiicjs,
the orincipal offerings, ranged from
$10 for the dorrtestic in dozen lots,
to 561 tor toreign. Approximately
400,000 were lold, ' ' ' v .
Bryan Predicts Amendment
To . Constitution Providing
Single 'Standard of Morals
Nebraskan Declares Time Is Ripe to Abolish Unfair
Discrimination Between Men and Women Says
Immorality Has Been One of Greatest Sources of
. Corruption in American Life.
Philadelphia, May 26. Another
amendment to the federal constitu
tion, providing a single standard of
morals for men' and women and in
tlicting severe penalties for immoral
ity was predicted by William J.
Bryan in an address before the gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian
church in the United States here to
day. "Immorality," said Mr. Bryan,
"has been one of the greatest sources
of corruption to American life. The
time is ripe to abolish unfair dis
crimination and man, if he is to have
the commendation of his church,
must live up 'to the standards of
morality he has laid .down for
"The time is not far distant when
our own constitution will have writ
ten into it a single standard f
morals. Under it there will be no
segregation of sin. There will be
no licensing of vice. And penalties
for immorality will be visited alike
on man and woman."
Approve Union of Churches.
A plan of union for 18 Protestant
churches in the United States was
approved1 today by the general as
sembly. Action must now be takeit by
other denominations included in the'
plan and then final action by repre-
Former Governor Will Present
, Nebraska $enator at
Chlcno Tribune-Omaha Bm Jjmtei Wire.
Washington, May 26. With po
litical convention time approaching,
democratic presidential aspirants
are getting their criers ready for the
bitr show at San Francisco.
Nominating speeches must be
made and the speakers must have
time for preparation. Today it was
announced that Senator Hitchcock's
name will be presented to the San
Francisco convention by former
Gov. A. C. Shellenberger of Ne
braska. Gov. Edward I. Edwards of
New Jersey will be placed in nomi
nation by-Charles F.. X. O'Brien of
JeseyCiiyirector oi tb.e.depagfc-.
men't of public safety.
Claude Potter, chief counsel of the
federal trade commission, is to
nominate E. T. Meredith, secretary
of agriculture. A. Mitchell Palmer's
name is to be presented by John H.
Bigelow4 of Hazleton, Pa., a life
long friend of the attorney general.
Who will nominate William G.
McAdod of New York or Governor
Cox of Ohio has not been an
nounced. , '
Upon Budget Bill
Chicago Trlbone-Omb Bee leased Wire.
Washington, May 26. Conferees
on the budget bill presented a unan
imous report to the senate and house
today. The compromise measure pro
vides that the secretary of the treas
ury shall be the director of the
budget,with an assistant director ap
pointed by the . president. Entire
responsibility for the budget as
finally presented to congress with
estimates of revenues and expendi
tures is placed upon the president.
The conference report will be
called up in both houses within the
next two or three days and legisla
tion at" this sesson is expected.
The compromise bill appears to
itisfv both the senate and house.
The original house bill sponsored by
Representative Good created a bud
get bureau in the office of the presi
dent, while the senate bill presented
br Senator McCormick . ot . Illinois,
chairman of the special budget com
mitti of the senate, located the bu
reau in the Treasury dapartment,
making the president responsible for
the completed budget.
Prominent New York Lawyer
f Victim of Paralytic Stroke
New York, May 26. Frederic
Beach Jennings, member of the law
firm of Stetson, Jennings & Russell,
died at his home here Wednesday.
He was stricken last banday by
what was described a$ al paralytic
Mr. Jennings was general counsel
for The Associated Press, Interna
tional Paper company, Erie railroad
and. various other companies and
was a director in numerous corpora
tions. He also was a trustee of
Williams and Barnard colleges and
a member of several clubs in this
city. ( He was born in Bennington
Center, Vt, in 1853.
Attorney General of Iowa
Charged With Collusion
Sioux City, May 26. A charge
'hat State's Attorney General H.
M. Havner of Iowa and heads of the
Midland Packing company of Sioux
City, have been acting in collusion
to protect the packing company of
ficials and further an alleged "po
litical machine" in Iowa was mad?
by A. B. Carlson, a Canton, S. D.,
attorney, in asking the federal court
to name a receiver for the corpora
tion. Carlson, who appeared on be
half of five South Dakota stock
holders, is seeking the removal of a
temporary receiver who was named
by a state court on application of the
attorney general, ,
sentr.tives of the combined bodies, if
the plan is to be carried out. The
churches included in the merger
plan are the Armenian Evangelical
church, Baptist churches, Christian
church, Christian Union of the
United States, Congregational, Di
sciples, Evangelical Synod of North
America, Society of Friends, Five
Years. Meeting of the Friends ' in
America, Primitive Methodist, Meth
odist Episcopal, Moravian, Presby
terian, Protestant Episcopal, Re
formed Episcopal, Reformed Church
in the United States, United Presby
terian and the Welsh Presbyterian.
Report Is Adopted.
The report of the commission
which has been studying the ques
tion of admission of women to ordi
nation as ruling elders recommend
ing that the matter be referred to a
referendum vote of the entire de
nomination in the United States was
adopted after a brief discussion.
The new report of the executive
commission on the , interchurch
world movement will be made to
Four cities are under considera
tion for next year's , generalassem
bly. They are Atlantic City, Seat
tle, Winona Lake, Ind., and Spring
fit Id, Mass." k -
BODY OF INFANT i
TIED IN BUNDLE
FOUND ON PORCH
Unsigned Note Asking That
Guilty Persons Be Punished
Is Tied "Around Babe.
"May the person or persons who
caused the death of this little baby
suffer. .for their sins."...
Written in a woman's handwrit
ing on a piece of crumpled writing
paper this . unsigned note was
found tied around the tiny body, of
an infant baby by Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Henry on the front porch of
their home, 2815 Capitol avenue,
about midnight. '
The little baby girl, which, police
say, could not have been more than
24 hours old, was wrapped in paper
and rough clothing. The Henrys,
found the package - containing the
. WftyUodywhe stfhey, returned from
a meeting at tne creignton univer
. On a rumpled bit of stationery en
closed in 'the outer wrapping was
"Ransford & Co., Oil Leases and
Investments, San Antonio, Tex."
That is the only clue Detectives
Haze and English, who were as
signed to the case, have to work on.
Alexandria Armed in
Anticipation of Mob
Attack From Negrbes
Alexandria, Va., May 28. This
city of 18,000 inhabitants was an
armed camp tonight, militia patrol
ling the streets, former service men
were mobilized, police reserves
were on duty and streets leeading
into the city barricaded all because
reports received during the after
noon that a large body of negroes
were marching on the city from
Washington to retaliate for threats
of lynching made against William
Turner, a negro,-recently held in
The warnings, however,' appeared
to have some basis in authoritative
reports from Washington that ne
groes there were making threats
cf "what they were going to do to
Alexandria" because of the talk
prevalent here last Sunday of lynch
ing Turner. Because of the threats,
Turner, who is said to have con
fessed to the shooting to death
Sunday of T. Morgan Moore, an
Alexandria man, and of attacking
his fiancee, Miss Pearl Clark of
Chicago, secretary to Representa
tive Britton of Illinois, was re
moved from the county jail, to
Leesburg, Va. Later threats of a
lynching there caused Turner's
removal to Richmond, Va.
Can Protect Operators
From Effect at X-Rays
Paris, May 26. Protection of op
erators against the effects of X-rays
has been secured by neutralizing
ultra-violet rays with a simultaneous
application of intra-red rays, ac
cording to Daniel Berthelot, who
yesterday announced in the acad-'
emy of sciences that his colleague,
Dr. Pech, had perfected this protec
"Give Me a Cigaret," Dying Requesf of Admiral
Kolchak, Who Smoked on Threshold of Eternity
Victoria, B. C, May 26. Admiral
Kolchak, former head of the Alt
Russian government, died smoking
a cigaret, according to Capt. Wallace
Ian Webb, provost marshal with -the
British forces and head of the in
ternational military police in Siberia,
who arrived from Vladivostok to
day. Captain Webb was in Irkutsk at
Captain Webb said Kolchak and
Premier Peppeliayeff were taken out
and placed before a revolutionary
firing squad. Kolchak asked if he
was to be, tried, and when informed
in the negative, he asked permis
sion to see Madame Kolchak, which
request was granted.
"Give me a cigaret,' ho then
Colonel Procter, Campaign
f Manager, fells of Giving
' $500,000 to Help General-
Michigan Man $50,000,
KENY0N SPRINGS BIG
SENSATION AT HEARING
lowan Reveals Leader in
Palmer Boom Is Attorney
For Steel Firms Charged
With Evading Income Tax.,
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Ia Wire.
Washington, May 26. Existence
ot a fund of more than $1,000,000 to
finance' General ' Wood's campaign
for the republican nomination for
president was disclosed by the tes
timony of Col. William Procter,
generalissimo of the Wood forces,
before'the senate committee investi
gating campaign expenditures.
How much more than $1,000,000
has been raised for the Wood cam
paign is to be revealed by 'A. A.
Sprague of Chicago, treasurer of the
Wood organization. Colonel Proc
ter himself contributed $500,000 and
the $1,000,000 fund for which he ac
counted did not include the Wood
funds disbursed by Wood organiza
tion? in eight or ten states.. In
Michigan the Wood fund amounted
to $54,000, of which Fred A. Alger
contributed $50,000. In Ohio the
national Wood committee added
$75,000 to the funds raised by the
state and local Wood organizations.
Kenyon Springs Sensation.
Chairman Ktnyon sprang a sen
sation by revealing that former Con
gressman "'C. C. Garlin. chairman of
Uhe committee promoting the presi
dential boom of Attorney General
Palmer, and J. Bruce Sterjing, QaJ
mer manager in Pennsylvania, were
attorneys for steel interests charged
with evasion of payment of income
The Crucible Steel company
made an income tax return which
was found to be considerably short
of what the government believed' it
owed. The government finally
comf"lled the company to p-v over
$9,000,000. Herbert Dupuy, who re
cently retired as chairman of the
board of the Crucible Steel com
pany, made a personal income tax
rejurn of . ,$.36,000. . The nmrn jeht
-1-! - J t. ' -.I. .! Ann' - r
ciamea-ne -oweni.ouu.tiw ana mat
his wife also was short in her re
turns. The attorney for the Cruci
be Steel company was Mr. Ster
ling. The attorney for Mr. and Mrs.
Depuy was Mr. Carlin, who was
testifying. He insisted that he had
been retained by Dupuy long before
he took hold of the Palmer cam
paign and that his relation:! to
either Dupuy or Palmer had not
had the (lightest influence in the in
come tax case.
I Duty to Prosecute.
"That company," said Senator
Kenyon, referring to the Crucible
Steel company, "defrauded the gov
(Contlnnfd on Page Two, Column Two.)
U. S. Judge Refuses to
Against Coal Miners
Indianapolis, Ind.,' May 26,
United States District Judge A. B.
Anderson in federal court late Wed
nesday overruled the demurrer
filed by Charles Evans Hughes to
the finding of the court Wednesday
morning, which sustained five of the
counts in the indictment charging
125 coal mine,rs and operators with
conspiracy to violate the Lever act.
. Pleas of not guilty were entered
by the attorneys for the defendants
With five exceptions, and November
8 was the date set for the trial. De
fendants in Illinois, Ohio and
Missouri have brought proceedings
to resist being bright into court
here. Only defendants residing in
Pennsylvania and Indiana were in
Nevv York Man Predicts
Jump in Price of Sugar
New York, May 26. A prediction
that th price of sugar would soar
from 27 to 28 cents a pound within
48 hours, was made by Raymond M.
Wilson, sugar broker, testifying! be
fore the legislative commission in
vestigating alleged profiteering in
sugar and other commodities.
This statement followed the dis
closure by George H. Finlay, an
other witness, that more ' than a
$1,000,000,000 have' been loaned by
American banks to concerns in Cuba
to enable them to hold sugars
calmly asked, according toCaptain
Webb, who said Kolchak with a
steady hand lighted it and faced the
squad awaiting the end.
"Peppeliareff. screaming for
mercy," said Captain . Webb, "at
tempted to run away and was shot
down in his tracks.- Kolchak, smok
ing his cigaret calmly awaited the
volley which would drive him into
eternity. The vorder was given to
fire and the firing squad refused to
"Kolchak continued to puff away
at his cigaret. "
"Incensed at the refusal of the
firing squad to obey, a" commissary
strode forward, pushed Kolchak's
head- lyack and blew hij brains out
with 1 1 revolves,"
Look to Your Own Garden, Woodrow!
LAW IN CHICAGO
Pretty Wife, Former Spotlight
Beauty Tells Her Story of
"The Best Man in
Lincoln , Neb., May 26. (Special
Telegram.) rHarry Kelley, Kansas
bandit, who with two others robbed
the State Bank of Howe, according
to his wife was formerly a prac
ticing attorney in Chicago, but after
his marriage to his present wife,
whose stage name was Leone How
ard, drifted to Kansas City and
Oklahoma, where he. ran!a garageJ
(and gold automobiles and accesofies. i
His life was spent near Atchison. .
He became a drug fiend and his
decline was rapid from that time, t
Was said. He has been arrested sev
eral times, but there is no record
that he ever served. time.. At the
time of his capture, he was under a
His wife appears to, be very de
voted to him and says that she will
Stay by him until he leaves the Beni-rj
tcntiary. She met him today when
he reached the penitentiary and was
with him in the ambulance for 15
minutes with Sheriff Charles Davis
of Nemaha county, where he will be
taken for trial as soon as he is able
to go through' the ordeal.
Wife to Get Property. r
Mrs. Kellev will remain in Lincoln
until her husband has transferred to
her three automobiles which he is
said to own .and other property
which he desires her to have.
Walter Ingram, the other bandit
who was wounded in the fight with
the officers, lies tn a hospital m'Atch
ison, but will live. He will, how
ever lose an arrr which' will have to
be amputated. '
"Bringing him here is the same
as burying him," said Mrs. Kelley.
"I cannot believe if.. Harry was the
best man in the world. Why
shouldn't I be true to him? He
never . came home but what he
brought me something. On this last
trip he said he would be gone a few
days from Kansas City on business.
Then I picked up the paper one
morning and saw-where he had beeq
shot to pieces and captured.
May Go Back to Stage.
Mrs. Kelley said that it may be
necessary for her to return to the
stage. She professes to be from
good southern stock. She uses good
language and although apparently
on the wge of a nervous collapse,
was not hysterical. She is fond of
Kelly despitje his misdeeds and ap
parently the affection is mutual.
Requisition for Ingram.
- Lincoln, May 26. Governor Mc
Kelvie late this evening granted
a requisition on the governor of
Kansas for the return to Nebraska
of the man known as . Edward
Ingram, captured by Atchison offi
cers following the robbery of the
How"e, Neb. bank. Ingram is in a
hospital at Atchison, and it was re
ported his life was despaired of as
a result .tot wounds received in his
tight with officers.
Sutherland Leading Wood
By 2,906 in West Virginia
Wheeling, W. Va., May 26. Sen-'rci
ator Howard Sutherland was lead
ing Gen. Leonard Wood by 2,906
votes for republican presidential
preference in Tuesday's statewide
primary, on the face of returns from
1,019 precincts out of 1,880 in the
The vote, including returns from
40 counties of the state, and tabu
laied up .to 10 o'clock Wednesday
night by the Intelligencer, was: .
Sutherland, 20,016 Wood, 17,110.
Champ Clark to Run Again.1
Jefferson City, Mo., May 26.
Representative Champ Clark, of
Bowling Green, Mo., filed declara
tion with the secretary of state here
for the democratic nomination ; to
congress from the Ninth district
" ' . . .
HIMSELF TO WORK
FOR FARM PLANKS
Need of Co-operation Between
Two Elements -of Society,
Washington, May 26. Senator
Johnson, replying to the' question
naire submitted to all presidential
candidates by the national board of
farm drganizations,,p!edged his sup
port to each of. the "planks" in its
platform. He had found nothing in
the entire program, Senator John
son said, to which he could not "hon
"There is need at the present time
for complete co-operation between
the two great elements of society,"
he continued. "The consumer in
the city and the producer on the
farm, if they will work intelligently
togetheri-can overcomein a great
should at once begin to remove the
obstacles to co-operation by en
actment of appropriate laws."
.Senator Johnson expressed him
self in favor of regulating the pack
ers, preventing a curb to free speech,
and for a reopening of the railroad
question if, after a reasonable .trial,
the roads do not give good servke.
Daughter of George '
Gould Elopes With ,
New York, May 26. Confirma
tion of the marriage at Elkton, Md.,
of Edith C. Gould, daughter oQ
George Jay Gould, t Carroll L.
Wainwrierht. both of New York, was
given here at the "Fifth avenue home4
of tlie young woman s parents. It
was announced that a telegram had
been received from the couple say
ing they, bad been married.
"The family was greatly sur
prised," said the statement. "There
is no'particular reason for the elope
ment. .The young man has always
been acceptable to '.the family. The
family wishes them all success."
Edith Gould's two brothers,
Kingdon and George, jr., also were
married without the knowledge of
their parents, July 2, 1917. Kingdon
Gould, the eldest son, married Miss
Ahnunziata Camilla Maria Lucci, a
former teacher of, Italian in his
mother's household, and his young
er brother married Miss Laura M.
Carter of Freehold,' N. J., July 5,
in Philadelphia. .
The bride's sisters are Marjorie,
who married Anthony Drexel; jr.,
Helen Vivien, who married Lord
Decies, and Gloria.
Dissolve Injunction in
Christian Science Case
Boston, May 26. The supreme
court ', with the concurrence of
counsel for the trustees of the
Christian Science Publishing soci
ety, dissolved a temporary injunc
tion obtained by the society against
a group of members of the church
to restrain them from interfering
with the business of the society.
Robbers Miss Barrel
Of Whisky in Bedroom
Sacramento," Cal., May26. Bur
glars ransacked the cellar at the A.
Van Phinney home, in an exclusive
residential district here, and stole a
larce .ouantitv of liniiors. hut a har-
0f whisky was missed, as Phin-
i i 1 t ' , , .
ney had placed it in
his v bedroom
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east and central portions Friday.
Iowa: Fair Thursday and Friday;
cooler in east Thursday; warmer
Friday in west and central portions.
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Denver. Gives Rousing Wel
come to Omaha Business
, Men Wyoming Gov
Denver, Colo., May 26. (Special
Telegram.) The first half of the
Omaha trade boosters' trip ended at
Denver this afternoon with an ex
ceptionally warm welcome from a
delegation of 25 prominent Denver
business men, who joined the party
at Boulder. For more than an hour,
on the way to Denver, the songsters
alternated in singing songs about
Umaha and Denver.
AfteftlMrtthinSf 4a4hWi vie n4
commercial association headquarters
guest Cards to the Denver Athletic
association jwere distributed and'the
entire Omaha party soon was splash
ing in the swimming pool. 1
Fort Collins added three lambs to
the commissary to remind the visi
tors that Fort Collins is the center
of the lamb feeding industry of Colo
rado. . I ,
The Omaha band gave apublic
concert, this afternoon at the civic
Speeches delivered by Gov. Robert
E. Cary, Mayor Edward P. Taylor
and Archre Allison, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, featured the
early morning stojj of the boosters
at Cheyenne. The visitors then were
taken in automobiles to Fort Rus
sell, the home of the ISth cavalry "and
the largest army post in the west.
Ben Gallagher, one of the boosters,
missed the train at Haxtum last
night. He caught up with the spe-J
ciai train at oierung. t,
Doctor Shoots Twice
When He finds Boy
Robber in His Home
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Dr. G W.. Todd, 105 South fifty
seventh street, fired itwo shots at a
robber who gained entrance to his
home last nightt
Shortly after ,8 o'clock Dr. Todd
went home and v found the lights
burr.jng. As he put his key into the
door, the doctor said, he heard foot
steps, and, fearing a burglar, ran to
the home of, Dr. E. C. Henry, 104
North Fiftieth street, where he
spread, the alarm and notified the
Dr. Todd with several other neigh
bors went into the house and started
a search for the intruder.' In the
bathroom, which was dark, they saw
a man believed to be about 20 years
old, who leaped out of the window.
Dr. Todd and his party then ran
into the yard and the doctor fired
two shots at the burglar, who es
caped in Elmwood park. Police
who soon arrived made an unsuc
cessful search. Dr. Todd said he
believed the burglar was hunting for
iiquor, but declared he had not a
drop of the precious fluid, in his
U. S. May Place Embargo .
On Exports to Canada
Washington, May 26. Suggesting
embargoes by the United States on
products (required by Canada for
its industries to meet the Canadian
embargoes on pulp wood, the house
foreign affairs- committee favorably
reported the senate resolution for a
special commission to deal with the
dominion, government on the sub
ject. , . ....
Canada, the report declared, must
nave' coal, sulphur and dyes from
the United States or "else suffer a
similar .-misfortune," as that which
afflicts American publishers.
Plan' Health Campaign.
, Washington, May 26. A confer
ence of state health officials was
opened at the United States health
service headquarters with the object
of planning a natfon-wide health
campaign. Surgeon General Cum
Two Companies and President
Of Both Named in U Counts
Returned by Federal Grand
Jury, in New York City.
PROFITS 300 TO 400 .
PER CENT ABOVE 1919
Charges Brought Under Lever
Act Case Regarded as One
Of Most Important Since
Amendment of Law.
New York, May 26. The Ameri
can Woolen company of New York
the American Woolen company 6
Massachusetts and J William M.
Wood, president of bo,th companies
were charged with, profiteering in
woolen cloth, in an indictment re
turned here today by the federal
grand jury. ,
The indictments contains 1-5
counts, charging 14 individual viola
tions of the Lever act in the sal
of cloth at unjust and unreasonable
prices. . v '
The first count in the indictmcn'
charged the company with the sal'
on January 7, 1920, of 79 yards o
cloth, which cost $2.25 a yard, fo
?3.671-2 a yard. .Another coun
alleges that a piece of cloth whic!
cost $1.62 a yard was sold on Jan
uary 12, 1920, for $3.25 a yan
Other counts charge similar trans
35 Per Cent Profit
It developed, Assistant Distric
Attorney H. H. Smythe said, the''
the company was receiving 35 pt
cent profit above cost, althoug
Mr. Wood "claimed the profit pro
posed by the company for its 192.
business was 121-2 per cent. Tin
amount of profits which the com .
pany was realizing, he' said, ex-,',
ceeded "on an average from 300 t,,
J00 per cent, those of 1919." "
Mr. Wood in a staterfient mad,.
in Boston, April 28, declared.
.'"There is ; absolutely no jm:
ground for the suggestion that th;
company ha charged excessiv
prices for its cloth or. has gaine '
an unreasonable or? excessiv.
"The American Wooien con
pany," Mr. Smythe said, "is tl.
largest manufacturer of woole
cloth in the United States and t
a large extent, dominates the trade.
' "The denartmrnt tVirfr .
that ft lias uneafthetf one of tKe mor .
important cases of profiteenr f
known since the amendment to tl
Lever act went into, effect," he sail..
Adopt Cost-Pius Plan.
The investiffatinn Hiar1nf
most astounding condition of affai. '
with regard to those companies an ;
their president," he added.
The cost-olus svsteM nt fivi,- -
prices, apparently was adopted b
the company" for the first time th
year according to Mr. Smythe. Pr.i
na iimcdscu on an-average oi oi i
oer cent as a result: mp acprtH l
vjew of this increase Mr. Smyth
rfianufacturiner and sellintr
nies'are subjected to all pinpnt.
account of the same man being pre
iaenr or ootn companies, ot near;
$1,000,000 compensation fdr commi;
sions and salaries, the 1920 statemei
should nrnvc a mntt intrraallnit A,
ument if the companies are permittr
to carry on this campaign of proti'
ecring which they so boldly startc
cut to inaugurate at the beginniu
of this year." .
"-I 1- T- T 1 ' , '
- uuiics tvanj nugnes nas Dec-,
retained as "counsel for the de
fendants, i V
Lever Act Upheld. -The
Lever act was declared en-.
StitUtional as a .'War mrsinra -in "t'
opinion Handed down late today fe
the United States circuit court of a
peals in the case of C. A. Weed A.
Co.. Buffalo clothiers.
The opiniofi, written, by JudjV
Martin D., Mantnn affirrnpH tV A. .
cision of Federal TitHcro H5,1 .
refused to enjoin Federal Di'strjr -Attorney
Lockwood of the wester;
A j . . . . r -k.-r r t .
district or jJNtw xorir state troi
proceeding against the - cornpan ,
charged with profiteering. U
Price Reduction Sales
Will Be Ended Saturda'
Price, reduction saV in Omat, .
retail stores .will end Saturday :
theBrandeis, Burgess-Nash an i
Eldredge-Reynolds company store V
managers announced vestrrdav A i
buvini? records in th '
smashed during, the sales, heads f
stances the total business of th
first three 'days of the sale equalle..
the sales ofthe previous month. "
Given 10 to 12,Years for
; Killing Denver Woma i
Denver, Colo., May 26. John Kr
walik. a former , soldier, , was sen
tenced to from 10 to 12 years in tl'
penitentiary at Canon City for kil'.
ing Helen Smith in a local hoti''
March 14. He was convicted of tfc .
crime a week ago.' ' 1
Capt. W. H. Andrew, counsel fr
the defendant, indicated that h
would ask another examination c;
the prisoner br alienists. '
Six Killed, 30 Wounded as '
Rome Celebrates War Endin:;
Rome,. May 26. At 'least six nel
sons were killed and more than 5""
wounded in the clash between roy;1
guards and students which markc
the close of yesterday's cetebratic
of the fifth anniversarv nf TialuV. .
entiir into the world war, accoidin
to reports frpm reliable source '
Other reports place the number e."
dead at a still higher figure,
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