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The Omaha Daily B:
,VOL. 50 NO. 42.
' MAY FOLLOW
Captain Of Detectives Member
Of Department for 19 Years,
Dismissed for Misappropria
tion of Pension Funds.
Resolution Asking Chief of Po
lice to Resign Referred to
Committee In Stormy Ses
sion of City Officials.
Captain of Detectives John Dunn,
member of the police department for
19 years, was dismissed on charges
of misappropriating police pension
funds by a four to three vote of the
city council yesterday afternoon.
Commissioner Thomas .B. Falconer
Casting the deciding vote.
A resolution asking the resignation
of Chief of Police Eberstein on the
grounds- that he "has not inspired
jhe city commission with confidence
nor demonstrated his ability to be
head of the police department," was
then introduced by Commissioner
Police Commissioner' Ringet4 im
mediately . asked that the resolution
be referred to the committee of the
whole and was supported by Mayor
''We shouldn't vote on this matter
in the heat of the moment," said the
mayor in answer to Mr. Zimman's
protest. "I don't mind telling you
though, Mr, Zimman, that I'll vote
for it when it comes up."
. Resolution in Debate..
The. resolution was. carried over.
Mr. Zimman asserted his confidence
it would be passed, "even without
the vote of Commissioner Ure," who
leaves on' his.vacationahis morning.
The vote on the Dunn case de
veloped several heated arguments,
during which 'personalities were free
ly indulged in. '
"It is a dirty piece of jobbing,"
shouted Commissioner Butler, when
asked for his vote. "There is too
much outside influence being brought
to bear. . My opinion of any com
missioner who votes to dismiss Dunn
isn't fit for print Dunn has hurt
somebody's feelings, that's what's
the matter." ' -
i. : ' Plug Up the Streets.
('If Commissioner Butler spent as
much time filling: ,.in holes in the!
strirt as he does putting his nose in
the police department we would have
better streets," retorted Commission
er Ringer heatedly."
''If yo.u'd -clean up some of the
dumps around the city" began
Butler when, he was silenced by the
mayor: ' . . ' .
"No one can honestly charge" me
with- voting .for anything but the
best, interests of the department at
hearty" said Ringer. "Dunn is guilty
of taking money from the pension
fund, a sacred fund which stands for
his protection a; well as that of the
other members of the department.
"We said we'd. clean up the police,
department and now we got some,
evidence to do it with. I believe in
treating a police, captain the same as"
a patrolman. I confess it embar
rasses me to vote the same way as
Zimman is voting, but I must do it."
, ' Falconer Breaks Tie.
"I. think, the penalty is too harsh,
T :vote no," said Commissioner
"It doesn't embarrass me to vote
the same, as Mr. Ringer," declared
Zim-nah. . "I vote yes.'
,Th deciding vote was cast by
Commissioner . Falconer without
The : ote stood: Ure, Zimman,
Ringer and Falconer for the dis
missal; Towl. Smith and Butler
Commissioner . Ringer was I in
Close I conference with Elmer
Thomas before the vote wasast.
Thomas . was presenj" during the
council, meeting. ...
Ringer denied rumors that Eber
stein had or would resign. "
Zimman's prediction that his reso
lution for Eberstein' s resignation
would secure the necessary votes to
pass reflects the general opinion in
city hU circles, where it is said
only a'sudden change in sentiment
among the commissioners can pre
vent passage of the resolution.
Ringer would make no comment
on the "resolution. ' '
Pilots Will Fly Over, the '..
Ucklear Funeral Cortege
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 4. Avia
tors who were comrades of Omer
Locklear in the army will fly over
his funeral cortege here next Satur-(
day.. The fliers will come from Bar
ron field and Taliaferro at Fort
Worth. The funettl.of the former
army aviator, who was killed with
his companion, ex-Lieut. Milton El
liott, while making night motion pic
tures at Lo6 Angeles, will be held
upon the1 arrival of, the body from
the Pacific coast v -
Baltimore Board Advises
1 Wheat Futures Be Closed
Otis M: Smith, president of the
Omaha Grain exchange, received a
telegram yesterday from William H.
Hay ward, president of the Balti
more ; Chamber . of Commerce, in
which Mr. Hayward says the board
of directors of the .commerce body
adopted a resolution in view of the
rapid and wide fluctuations in wheat
futures, strongly advising . discon
tinuance of trading therein.
. , Residence It Looted
Three rings, a watch and clothing,
valued at $300, comprised the loot
of burglars who entered the home
of Steve Kornbets, 618 South Seven
teenstreet Tuesday night
Cteraa 8oi)-CIim Niflir May 21
Onkt P. 0. Uidtr Act tl Marek
Bureau Head Who Is
To Suffer Dismissal
GETTING BACK TO v
BEFORE WAR BASIS
Peak of Buying Reached Last
February, Reports of Mail
. Order House Show. . .
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Chicago. Aug. 4. Evidence is ac
cumulating that the wild spending
crgy is over and the public is get
tingback to normal conditions as
rapidly "as possible. Sales by the
big mail order houses Iiave always
been considered an accurate barom
eter of business, more especially as
it applies to the country at large.
The monthly comparative state
ment of sales by one of the greatest
mail "order houses shows that the
oeak.in buying was reached last
February. The decline was not so
marked "in March, but in April the
sales " dropped almost to one-sixth
of the . February ; business. May
showed a still more startling de
crease, and June, showed .$14,000,000 j
under January. July displayed, a
gain, but the sales were Still nearer
$13,000,000 less than in January, and
more than $1,000,000 under the cor
responding month in 1919.
The increased railroad .rates
should not add much to the already
top heavy cost of living. If people
permit merchants to tack on a dol
lar to every purchase and get away
with the claim that it is due to the
higher freight, they have only them
selves to blame. The increase has
been reduced to cold figures down
to a fraction of a cent. These show
that a suit of clothing, averaging,
with its wrappings, 10 pounds,
transported 400 miles, should cost
only 21-2 cents more. A pound of
canned goods, transported from
Seattle to Chicago,' should only cost
less than .half a, cent more. Dry
goods transporter from Kansas
City to Chicago will cost about 1-3
cent per pound .more. A suit, of
underwear weighs about one pound,
so the customer should not permit
the merchant to tack on 50 cents
and blame it to- the freight increase.
Omaha Pioneer and Former ,
Deputy Sheriff Here Dies
David E. Burley, Omaha. pioneer
and former general passenger agent
of the Oregon Short Line railroad,
died Monday in Salt Lake City after
a long illness.
Mr. Burley was deputy sheriff in
Omaha in 1873-75 under his uncle,
Alfred .Burley: He soon joined the
staff of the Union Pacific, with
which tie was identified until made
general passenger agent qf the
Oregon Short Line. - -
Mr. Burley never married.- . "His
close, relatives are believed to" be
dead. He will probably be buried
in Salt Lake according to Mrs. R.
Harrison, 212 Squth Twenty-fourth
street, a distant relative.
Active Work Begun toForm
"Greater Nebraska" Body
H. E. Moss of Des Moines, secre
tary of the Greater Iowa association,
arrived in Omaha Monday, to assist
n the organization of a Greater Ne
braska association, of which Ward
Burgess is temporary chairman and
Guy Kiddo temporary secretary.
The formation of such, an organiza
tion was discussed and decided upon
at a meeting last week at which rep
resentatives from towns over the
state were present.
Farmer Drowns Self And
Four Children In Bayou
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 4. News
was received here today that Wil
liam .Crutcher, farmer living near
Des Arc, Ark., threw his four chil
dren into a bayou, drowning them,
and then drowned himself Sunday
night Mrs. Crutcher and her two
older children were - attending
church and returned to, find the hus
band and babes missing. .
Future. Wheat Goes Up 14
, Cents On St. Louis Market
' St. Louis, Aug. 4. Future wheai
advanced 14 cents a bushel on the
Merchants Exchange, here today,
December wheat closing at $2.30
and , March at $2.32, as compared
with $2.16 and $2.18 respectively on
Monday. There was no trading yesterday-
because of the primary elec-
w . v. ...
Republican Nominee Declares
It Is Folly to Attempt to
Blend Greek and Bulgarian
Or Italian and Slovak.
TO FRONT PORCH PLANS
Decision as to Future Course
Expected at Conference of
G. p. P. Chiefs in New York
Suff Leaders Pleased.
Marion, O., Aug. 4. Striking at
Article 10 as a menace to tranquil
relations among American citizens.
Senator Harding declared, in a front
porch speech today, if he had to
Choose, he "would rather have indus
trial and social peace at home than
command international peace of the
"It is folly," he said, "to think of
blending Greek and Bulgarian, Ital
ian and Slovak, or making any of
them rejoicingly American, when the
land of adoption sits in judgment on
the land from which he came.
"We need to be rescued from the
visionary and fruitless pursuit of
ncace through supergoverhment. I
do not want Americans of foreign
birth making their party alignments
on what wemean to do for some
nation in the old world. Our need
is concord, not antipathies of long
The speech was delivered to a dele
gation imm Wavnp rnnnhr CtUin
..Who greeted the candidate with
cneers ana interrupted treauentlv
Adheres to Front Porch Policy.
In conference with other callers
earlier the nominee declared his ad
herence to the front porch campaign
policy, ana indicated he expected to
make no speeches away from Marion
until October. He declined an invita
tion they brought to address the
West Virginia Republican club on
It was said at his headnuarters that
his position would not suspend tenta
tive plans for speaking trips later,
.iui Bwiiti. nomine ucciaiuii
might be expected at the conference
of republican chiefs in New York
Among the senator's other callers
were Mrs. Abbey Scott Baker of-he
national women s par,ty, who asked
for more help to secure ratification
of the suffrage amendment, and
Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel
for the Anti-Saloon league, who said
he paid only a personal call.
Mrs. ,Baker said she was well
pleased with her talk with the nomi
nee and had been promised definite
action towards securing a favorable
vote by the Tennessee legislature.
Reviews Wayne Delegation.
Arriving on a special train more
than, two hours early, the Wayne
county delegation marched past the
Harding residence in a cheering col
umn while the nominee and his wife
reviewed them. From a vacant lot
a half block awa they serenaded
headquarters with a band until time
for their formal appearance.
A short speech of greeting was
made by Judge Frank Taggart.
. Tomorrow Senator Harding will
receive a delegation from Ohio State
university, but he does not. intend to
make" a speech. Besides this dele
gation, only two others have been
definitely announced, arid today one
of these, a group of pottery wofkers
from East Liverpool, O., postponed
its engagement because of inability
to secure reduced railway rates. The
remaining date is September 25.
when the American Defense society
is to hear an address.
Arson Suspec Curses
' When Meal of Glas
' Fails to End His Life
Steubenville, 0-. Aug. 4. Al
though Jefferson county jail attend
ants claim that he ate a glass tum
bler and two quart-jsize milk bottles,
Luther Payne, negro, arrested as an
arson suspect, failed to show any
signs of -distress.
Payne, according to a deputy
sheriff, made two unsuccessful at
tempts to end his ljfe by hanging,
using his belt once and a blanket
the second time. Foiled in these at
tempts, the deputy says, Payne
broke the, bottles and tumbler into
small pieces and then ground them
into a fine powder, swallowing a
glass of water as a wash.
December 21 Is Made
Holiday to Honor Pilgrims
Washington, Aug. 4. President
Wilson in a proclamation today
"suggested and requested" that De
cember 21 be celebrated throughout
the United States as the tercenten
ary of the lauding of the Pilgrims at
Plymouth Rock in 1620, and ap
pointed Samuel W. McCall and
Richard . Hooker of Massachusetts
and George Foster Peabody of -New
York as members of the Pilgrim
Tercentenary commission; In the
proclamation the president recom
mends that the day be fittingly ob
served "to the end that salutary and
patriotic lessons may be drawn from
the fortitude, perseverance and the
ideals of the Pilgrims." '
j QOMtloiu about spwtaom win be
arotrrraj dally by Th Qm, beginning
, Odd and cada of sport Information,
cur ions happening's of now and yea
tarday, will be related and explained.
, Questions from readers ef The Bee
will be answered. v
Oa the Sport Pace, daily beginning
OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1920.
IN CONTEST IN
, MISSOURI VOTE
Incomplete Returns Show
League Victory on Demo
St. Louis, Aug. 4. Incomplete
unofficial returns from yesterday's
statewide primary election, today in
dicated victories for the league of na
tions, prohibition and opponents of
large presidential campaigns expen
Breckenridee- Long, who made the
race on ' a proleague and law en
forcement platform, apparently is the
democratic nominee for United
States senator. On the republican
side the probable outcome is doubt
ful as Senator belden r. bpenier
ran strong in the rural districts and
Dwight F. Davis polled a large vote
m some of the larger cities.
Davis opposed prohibition and
Senator Spencer voted for the Vol
John M. Atkinson and Arthur M.
Hyde, both "drys," appear to be the
democratic and republican nominees,
respectively, for governor. Hyde
was. among those who demanded
the resignation of National Commit
teeman Jacob L. Babler and .State
Chairman W. L. Cole, as a result of
their connection with the Lowden
and Harding funds, respectively.
Congressman Cleveland A. New
ton" was oppose for the republican
nomination forTongress in the
Tenth district. Otto F. Stiffel wen
ih the Eleventh and Congressman
L. C. Dyer in the Twelfth.. Camp
bell Cummings apparently won the
democratic nomination in the Tentht
Harry B. Hawes and Samuel R-is-senfcld
were unopposed in the
Eleventh and Twelfth districts, re
spectively. For the first time in more than 10
years the republican organization in
St. Louis known' as the "machine",
was defeated in a contest for sheriff.
Charles E. Mohrstadt was nomina
ted over John Schmoll, city . com
Fear Damage to Irrigation Sys
tem by Warring Factions
Washington, Aug. I. American
property owners along the border
between. California and Mexico
have appealed to the State depart
ment for protection against possible
damage to the great irrigation canal
which i serves the Imperial valley.
The canal passes through a portion
of Mexico, and it is feared that it
fnay be damaged in the threatened
contact .between Mexican teaerat
forces and those of Governor Cantu
of the northern district of Lower
The situation has been laid be
fore the Mexican government by
the American embassy and Miguel
Covarrubias.i in charge of the Mexi
can foreign office, has replied that
the Mexico City authorities will
take all precautions to guard the
canal, and also to protect the lives
and property of Americans in the
vicinity of the intcrnatibnal border.
The, American consul at Mexicali,
Mexico, advised the department that
tre De La Huerta consul at Calexico,
Chi., had announced that the Mexi-r-T
gbvernment would request pay
met tT him of. all consular fees for
rr- '-ficatcs of invoices for Lower
t Vforiia, and that under the laws
f f Mexico the government could re
mi' 3 the paymert of this fee even
t'"-uh already paid to the agent of
Cover t Cantu.
Sky Cops to Ccirry
T"Y Bombs to Tame
Most Violent Men
-Snrinqfield, Mass., Aug. ' 4.
Springfield's "skjr policemen" will
carry "tear bombs" as part of their
equipment infighting disorder in
that city. - These bombs are similar
to those used during the war and
render the most violent persons
Edward A. Terhume, jr., one of
the new "fly cops," flew from Sf uth
Boston and landed on the banks of
the Connecticut river, where the
new 3,000 acre airdome is located.
On his arrival, together with Wes
ley L.' Keough and Frank De Costa,
he took oath.
Fire patrol duty and the pursuit
of auto bandits will also form p5rt
of their duties. . ,
Woman Killed By Leap From
Fast Union Pacific Train
Topek,' Kan., Aug. 4. The body
of the woman found on the Union
Pacific track 10 miles west of To
peka, this morning was identified as
that of Mrs. Williani G. Whitcomb
of Kansas City, Mo., by her father,
F. Q. Rodolf, hotel man, Los
Angeles, and her sister, Mrs,
Madelaine Mullen of Denver, who
were accompanying Mrs. Whitcomb
khome to Kansas City.
Mr. Rodolf said his daughter has
suffered much from nervousness fol
lowing the death of her husband two
years ago. He said he misted, Mrs.
Whitcomb and later found some
one had opened a vestibule1 door on
the car ' on which they were riding
on the Overland Limited. Mrs. Whit
comb had no children.
Father Shoots His Son.
. Believing He Is Burglar
Marion, iy., .Aug. 4. Mistaking
his 3-year-old son Lester for a bur
glar.Oames Finney shot and -killed
the child. The boy had risen to get
a drink, and the father, hearing a
noise, shot into the darkness. A
coroner's jury returned verdict ef
MELADY HAS PLAN
FOR RELIEF OF
"Buy a, Pound of. .Wool" Is
Plan Evolved by Melady
, A plan for the immediate relief of
the serious wool situation has been
evolved by Gene Melady, South.Side
His plan has been endorsed by the
Stock Yards association. "
Telegrams were sent yesterday by
Mri Melady to the various wool
growers' associations in the country,
including Colorado, New Mexico,
Utah and other western states.
"Buy a Pound of Wool" is the
slogan of a nation-wide campaign
which Mr. Melady suggests to be
mapped out after the fashion of the
"Buy a Bale of Cotton" drive "dur
ing the war.
People all over the United States
made profit on their cotton campaign
and similar returns would accrue
from the wool drive, according to
Mr. Meladyi '
In this way the wool market,
which is dead now, would be forcd,
according to Mr. Melady, and De
mand would 'afford immediate relief
from the present exigency, i
Mr. Melady started the campaign
yesterday, buying 2,000 pounds un
der the proposed 50-cent plan.
: u 1
Man Confesses He
Gave Strychnine to
Hig Divorced Wife
San Francisco, Aug. 4. James
Singleton, divorced husband of Mrs.
Elizabeth Singleton, who died at her
home a week ago from strychnine
poison, confessed to the police that
he placed the drug in the headache
potion which his wife drank.
His confession, followed three
hours grilling by the acting captain
of detectives, during which he was
confronted by M. Melmon, the
chemist who sold him the poison.
Thats the man, said Melmon,
when Singleton, who had been held
in orison charced with murder on
complaint of Mrs. John Moore, his
mother-in-law, was brought before
The chemist produced his poison
record book, at the sight of which
Singleton broke down and admitted
having purchased poison on three
"He bought strychnine the first
and last time and bichloride of
mercury the second time," he said.
"He signed his name 'J. M. Williams
of San Francisco,' and stated he
wanted the poison to kill rats."
Singleton was calm and collected
as he related the details of this
crime, t ' ,
Owen Moore Says He Still
Loves His Former Wife
London, Aug. 4. "Mary is the
best girl in the world and I love
her still," said Owen Moore, formei'
husband of Mary Pickford, here to
day. He is in England to help in
the making of two films for the
"I am trying to forget," he said,
"that I may wake uo some morn
ing and find myself still married to
her, although I hope for her sake
that her Nevada divorce decree will
- Drake $o Sioux City '
W. B, Drake, president of the
Drake Realty Construction company,
builder of the Drake Court, and
other apartments in Omaha which
are under construction, has left for
Sioux City, la., where he will com
mence th flection of apartment
utilise ,. 11
Br Mill (t tun. tail. 4th Zona. Dally and
OaUMa 4th Zo (I vur). Oiil ii 8d.
About Is Fair
FOR $50,000 BALM
Joseph Leopold Often Pro
posed Marriage, Says Ger
Miss Gertrude M. Craig, 23-year-old
daughter of Frank H. Craig,
3217 Pacific street, filed suit in dis
trict court Wednesday against Jos
eph Leopold, senior member of the
firmof Leopold-Briggs Grain com
par4y, with offices in the Grain Ex
change building, for .$50,000 for al
leged breach of promise .of marriage.
:. Leopold,wh'o is 38. years old,' re
fused to comment regarding the
suit. .. .' . , ,
; Miss Craig says she first met Leo
pold in' August, 1916. She was driv
ing in an electric car with Mrs.
Estelle : LeRe. The car balked at
Thirtieth and Farnum streets and
while it was stalled Leopold ap
peared and was intraduced to Miss
From that time, according to Miss
Craig, Leopold has -been devoteed
to her, writing her many affection
ate letters from time to time. She
also claims that Leopold has pro
posed marriage to her both orally
and in letters, and has introduced
her as his wife. ,
John M. McFarland, attorney for
Miss "Craig, claims that numerous
letters written by Leopold are now
in his possession and tfcey will es
tablish the fact that Leopold had
promised to marry the young wo
man. Miss Craig gained prominence
three or four years ago in connec
tion with her marriage to George
W. Preston. She vras 18 and Pres
ton was 54 at the time of the mar
riage, November 24, 1915. A di
vorce was granted to Mrs. Preston
bv Distriot Judge Troup May 16,
l'U", and her maiden name restored.
She was given $240 alimony.
Search Fails to Throw
' Light on Missing Girl
San Francisco, 'Aug. 4. Search of
the baggage of Alice Miller, 15-year-old
girl who disappeared at Al
buquerque, N. M., July 21, on her
way from Newkirk, Okr., to San
Francisco, failed to reveal informa
tion that might lead to clarification
of circumstances surrounding her
disappearance, the police here an
nounced today. The girl's (effects
arrived last night.
' She had been placed on the train
at Newkirk July 20 by her father
and was to live here with her. moth
er. Railroad officials said she had
been traced to Albuquerque, where
fhe alighted. Combined efforts of
police of Several cities have failel
to obtain trace of her since.
Snorer, Put Out of Place,
Comes Back With a Gun
New York, Aug. 4. Promising to
return when he was put out for
snoring in the back room of John
Corrigan's cafe, an unidentified man,
30 years old, came back an hour
or so later with a pistol and cried,
"Hands up!" . '
The stranger fired once in the
general direction of the bartender,
the bullet smashing the mirror be
hind the bar. About a dozen cus
tomers ran for the exits and es
caped. The stranger grabbed a $10
bill from the bartender's upraised
hand and fired a parting shot as he
backed toward the door and van
ished. The Weather
Nebraska i ' Unsettled with
ably showeft; cooler Thursday
i Hourly Temperature.
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Sunsu. IS: Oill Only. U: . S.
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MAN NAMED HEAD
OF K.C.F0R YEAR
Commander of Army of Oc
cupation Chosen U. S.
Representative at Unveil
ing Ceremonies at Metz.
New York, Aug. '4. Ma j of Gen
erjrt Allen, commanding the Amer
ican army of occupation in. Ger.
many, has been designated as the
representative of the United States
government at the dedication of the
Knights of Columbus statue of Gen
eral Lafayette at Metz on, August
A telegram to "this effect from
Secretary of War Baker was read
at this morning's session of . the
&-wiiiia annual iuu vcuuuu. - iui.
Baker congratulated the organiza
tion for its "splendid work."
A detailed report as to what the
Knights of Columbus did with $39.-
69,958.39 collected for welfare work
during the war was made to the
convention by the supreme board of
The following new members of
tne supreme ooara ot directors were
John F. O'Neill, Jersey City; Wil
liam F. Fox, Indianapolis; Joseph'J.
Meyers, Carroll. Ia.; James J. Mc
Graw, Ponca City, Okl.; John -A.
Dwyer, Toledo; Edward A. Houli
han, Chicago, and Frank W. Lone
pan, Portland, Ore.
David F. Supple of San Francisco
was elected supreme warden of the
Railroad Town Near
Dayton Is Wiped Out;
Many Are Homeless
Dayton, Ohio., Aug. 4. Bradford,
a rauroaa center northwest ot this
city, was wiped out by fire early to
day, entailing a loss of $1,000,000,
according to renorts received hprr.
AH wire communication with th
town, of jZ.UUU population, is down.
Ohio Farmers Visit G. 0. P.
Candidate at Marion Home
Marion, O., Aug. 4. Senator
Harding received his second front
porch delegation today and reaffirm
ed his faith in the front porch cam
paign by indicating that he expects
to make no speeches away from
Marion before October.
The day's guests of honor were a
trainload of republicans, mostly
farmers from Wayne county, Ohio,
who marched to the Harding resi
dence to cheer and serenade him and
to hear him talk of national issues.
His declaration of policy in regard
to out of town speaking trips wa3
made, however, to a group of West
Virginians, who came to as that he
speakat their state convention at
Wheeling on August 12.
Suppress Korea Students
Now on Lecture Tours
Seoul, Korea, Aug. 4. Korean
students from Japan who have been
lecturing in Korean cities avowedly
for the purpose of contributing to
the education of their fellow
countrymen, have been suppressed
by Japanese authorities here on
chirges that the lecturers violated
ait agreement that they would not
reler to Korean independence. 1
High, But They Pull Them
Still Higher In Gay Paree
Paris. Aug. 4. No matter how
short thev are the vnm hi still hnM
j them up. "HeYe in Paris, where skirts
are snuricr man in any omer civi
lized town, some even stopping at
the lcnee,,thety are always elevated
It'll UuitfMi flfi rain day
Premiers Lloyd - George and
Millerand Hold Long Phone
Conference Over Situation
'France Consults U. S,
MORE SERIOUS DAILY.
Nothing Short of Quick Action
By Other Nations Can Save
New Republic From Sweep
Of Bolshevik Armies.
New fork Tlmei-Chlrairo Tribune Cable'
'London, Aug. 4. Lloyd George -and
Millerand held a long tele
phone conversation today over the
Polish situation and it is under
stood the two premiers may hold
a meeting soon to talk over the
situation. It is rumored the allies
Jilan to send six divisions to Po
Le Matin learns that the French .
government is consulting the
American government on the Pol
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINO
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee 1eaaed W ire.
Washington, Aug. 4. With the
Russian army sweeping down upon
Warsaw, and refusing an armistice
Poland is in a desperate plight. Ap
parently nothing short of effective
intervention by Great Britain, Franc ,
and Italy can save the little republic
to which independence was restored
by the Versailles treaty, from virtual ,
If the bolshevik! are enabled to"
work there without hindrance they
not only will dictate a territorial
settlement favorable to Russia and
unfavorable to the Poles, but will es
tablish a soviet form of government
in what th'ey leave of the Polish -state.
That would bring bolshevism
another step nearer to western Eu-
rope. ' - '. ' . i
While Senator King of Utah, dem-
ocrat, is urging'the president to re
convene corigress for the considera
tion of the: extension of American
aid to Poland, Mr. Wilson, it was
learned today, has reached no defi
nite decision concerning what the
United States can or ought to do
under the circumstances. So far, the
president has done nothingg beyond
discussing the situation with the .
British- government with a view to
learning what step the allies are dis-' .
posed to take to save Poland from
the bolshevik menace.
Question About Authority.
There are 17,000 American troops
on the Rhine but there is grave
question that the president has
authority, even under his existing
war powers, to dispatch American
soldiers either from Germany or the
United States, to the aid of Poland,
without the experess direction of
congress. ,When it appeared likely
that the soviet government would
accept the Polish plea for an armisv ,
tice the attention of the administra
tion was focused on the British pro
posal of a conference between the .
allies and the Russians in London
to settle not only Relations between,
the soviet government and the allies
but a Polish peace. The president
communicated to England his desire
that America be represented in this ,
conference by an observer, though
-not an acte participant in the ne- a
gotiations. I his plan has been
thrown into the background by the
refusal of the bolsheviki to consent .
to an armistice with Poland. ;:
Close associates of the president
say he feels greatly embarrassed by
the failure of the United States to
join the league of nations. Had
America been a member, the presi.-. -dent,
jtjs stated, would have caused
the league to intervene months ago,
for the settlement of the Russo-Pol-
ish war. He blames the senate for
tying his hands in this respect by its
failure to ratify the cevenanjt and,;'
takes unto himself no blame for:,'
blocking ratification with reserva-
Not Question of League.
In regard t othe failure of the
leaguettf take cognizance of the Rus-so-Polish
war. Viscount Gray, form-
erly British foreign minister and '
more recently British ambassador to
the United States, says in a letter
toLord Robert Cecil: ' .
"The league of nations had nothing
to do with the Russian-Polish war
and it is a crime against the league .
and its members to charge it with
responsibility when the responsibility
clearly did not rest with the league,
but with individual governments. The
Polish-Russian crisis was the result
of ignoring the league; the wrld was
not brought to the threshold of an
other war by failure of the league.
"The league might and should have
been used months ago to prevent the
Polish offensive and to make peace
when peace might have been made, .t
"The league was not invoked to
restrain Poland, one of its own mem
bers, from aggression or. as the
prime minister calls it, reckless and
foolish action as it should have been.'
To invoke the league now to sup
port Poland bv arms acainst the con-
i'sequences of her action is not mere- '
i.. :n : i. i. - -
ty uiuuicai; u is, in iact a greai mis
use of the league for it perverts it
into an instrument for carrying on
war after having prevented it from
exercising its first and greatest func- '
tion of making peace."
Japan Will Not Change
Plan to Japanize Korea ,
. Seoul. Korea. Anc A Tinan hig.
no intentions of rhancrinir ite nnltrv.J1
of japanization of the Korean -people
and believes that assimila
tion will promote the welfare of the
Koreans, it is declared in the semi-
official press here today in connec
tion with trials o Korean in
iependepce. leader . t
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