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The Om"aha..Daily ; Bee
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Both Factions Are Confident
Of x Winning Battle Before
Tennessee Legislature Ex
pect Report Tuesday.
FIFTY VOTES NECESSARY
TO RATIFY AMENDMENT
Connecticut Governor v Again
Refuses to Call Special
Session Says Violation of
State Constitution. '
Nashville, Tcnr! 'Au,'. 15. Both
sidesjn the suffrage fight before the
Tennessee legislature were confident
of success as they awaited renewal
of the contest yesterday. Though
the senate ratified Friday, the hard
est test is to come in the house.
Replying to a message from
President Wilson, expressing hope
that the house would ratify, Speaker
S. Walker, telegraphed that the
president wass "too great to ask it,"
and he did not believe the men of
Tennessee would "surrender honest
convictions for political expediency
or harmony." '
Mr.. Walker, who is house leader
of the opposition, told the president
he spoke for himself alone.
The house committee in charge of
the Suffrage resolution Js to meet
Monday night and a report is ex
Several opposition leaders said
today they were certain of a slight
majority,-but suffrage advocates still
stood by their poll of from S3 to 60.
Fifty votes are necessary.
Senator ' McKcllar declared the
amendment would be ratified.
Miss Sue White, Tennessee state
chairman of the national woman's
party, however, was not so optimis
tic. "Our foes are not yet finally de
feated," she said.
Telegrams expressing delight at
the victory in the senate continued
to rach headquarters of suffrage or
ganizations. ; Will Not .Call Session.
Hartford, Conn-, Aug, 15. Gov,
ernor M. M. Holcomb.'has notified
Will H. Hays, chairman of the re
publican national committee,, that he
will not call a special Session of the
Connecticut legislature to act on suf
frage. : The letter said:
"Your letter reached me two dys
after I had Tead it in substance in
the Hartford Times-, leading denJ
cratic newspapersof Connecticut, and
afteT it had appeared, in the New
York papers. I assume, this prior
publicity seemed desirable.
"I received your letter of October
31, 1919, relating to a special session
and answered it November 4, stating
there would be no special session to
act on the woman suffrage question
I presume y6u overlooked or had
forgotten my reply.
"I have given at least four hear
ings on applications to fall a spe
cial session and have stated my rea
sons for refusing. I have not
changed my conclusions. You say
'a special legislative session is a
small price -e pay for clearing the
political atmosphere.' The financial
cost is ftnimportant, but violating the
provisions of our constitution; which
I have sworn to support, is too great
a price to pay, I shall not call a spe
Fortune Amissed in
Building U. P. Railway
Makes New Millionaire
Chlraco Trllun-pniaha Bee Leased Wire.
New YorkAug. 15. By the will
of Edward F. Zarles of Methuen,
Mass.. filed for probate at Salem,
Mass.. last 'week, a new niu t,jn(jrerjs Watch Bandits
millionaire ii added to New York's
already notable list. He is Arthur
T. Walker, and is the beneficiary
under the Zarles' will to an amount
conservatively estimated at $50,000,
Outside oj bequests of hss than
$5,000,000 to cousins, employes and
the Zarles home. Pine Lodge, at
Methuen, Mr. Walker inherits all
that Zarles left. This means the
fortune piled up in the building of
the Union Pacific railroad oy Mark
Honkins. pioneer in transcontinental
railroading, whose widow Zares
married, and whose millions he in
herited from her hy will.
The amount of this fortune at the
time of Mrs. Hopkins-Zarle.'' death
in July, 1891, was $30,000,000. ac
cording to the' best estimate of
1 that day. ,
Colorado Senator Will Not
Run on League Platform
Denver, Co'o., Aug15. Petitions
to placethe name of Senator Charles
S. Thomas on the democratic pri
mary for renomination for United
States senator were filed with the
secretary of state here yesterday.
Senator Thomas, however, refused
to file his jeeeptance before the
time limit expired at midnight.
"I am not in harmony with the
party on the league of nations." Sen
ator Thomas said. "I jould not hon
estly and conscientiously become a
Machines Set u Records
In Tabulating Census
Washington, Aug. 15. Electric
tabulating machines in the census
bureau are making new recoids, the
bureau announced today. lmu
gust 5 one' machine handled 20'
cards and 39 readings, the caru
being tabulated 29,603 per hour, or
493 per minute. Every redding
showed the total fleajhs n certain
districts by sex. age, cause and date
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W A a naBaaaak V n llMif am an aa M- laWS. '
ON COX'S SPEECH
Some Democrats Inclined to
Regard Conduct as Slight
Chirac Tribuae-Omaha Bee Leaae Wire.
Washington, Aug. IS. President
Wilson's continued silence on Gov
ernor Cox's speech of acceptance in
which the democratic nominee went
the limit in accepting Mr. Wilson's
league of nations ideas, is causing
comment among democratic leaders
It had been expected by admin
istration leaders that President Wil
son had in preparation several days
ago a message of congratulations to
Governor Cox-on his pronouncement
of party issues making the league the
leader of them all, but now a week
has passed and nothing has come
from the Whjte House on the sub
ject. Secretary Tumulty, who has re
turned to Washington after attend
ing the Cox notification and looking
party affairs" over in New York,
had nothing to say when askeVi to
day when the president was going
to comment on Governor's Cox's ad
dress to the voters.
Some democrats are inclined to
feel that thepresident should have
spoken before this and that for him
not to have done so, they regard as
a slight to the new leader of the
party. Others, however, feel confi
dent that the president is preparing
to come through at some psycho
logical moment with a big boost for
the Cox-Rooscvelt ticket. They think
he may be waiting for his opportu
nity when the republicans come out
with a blast against the administra
tion as the campaign warms up.
Girl Who Escaped From
Iowa Reformatory Is
Arrested in Omaha
Dorothy Bowers, ,17 years old,
Clinton, la., who with two other girls
escaped from the girls' reformatory
in Rockwell City, lav August 5, was
taken in .custody by Detectives Gra
ham and Rranks in a room at a local
hotel Sunday afternoon.
Richard Bowers, alias Grover
Spronkle, who was in the room with
the w w;v arrested and held for
i According to authorities of the
Rockwell institution, the three girls,
kided by confederates and garbed in
it ,j i.fi .1
uvciajis dim sitiy iiais, it ii uic gin
school in full view of the guards.
After boarding a freight train they
came to Council Bluffs. -
Railroad employees apparently be
lieved the girls , were tramps, police
say. Police expected to arrest the
other girls Monday.
Detectives were undertermined
whether Spronkle had any hand in
xiding the girls to escape. Officials
from Rockwell City are expected in
Omaha Monday morning.
Man Accuses Negro v
Of Robbing Him; Is
Lodged in City Jail
Sunday was rather a tough day for
Edward Gardner, 513 North Twenty
sixth street. I
After being assaulted and robbed
of $48 and a watch, Gardner, who
pol'ce charge was intoxicated, was
iilaced in jail until his story could
Arcordii'e to Gardner, who was
arrested at Twenty-sixth and Chi
cago streets early Sunday morning,
a negro held Irm up, and. atter beat
msr him. fook his valuables.
Gardner, according to police, said
he was waiting for a street car when
the robbery took place. He said the
negro struck him with a sharp in
stniment, rendering him partly un
Gardner was found by pedestrians,
who notified the police, and he was
lodged in jail. His scalp wounds
were dressed by the police surgeons.
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Rob Girl of Big Payroll
Philodelphia, Aug. IS Held up by
two armed bandits, Pauline Ruvin
sky, 22-ycar-old bookkeeper, fought
to retain' an envelope containing
$1,300 c,f her employer s payroll
money she had just drawn from
bank. She was thrown to the street
and the money wrested from her.
Hundreds of pedestrians stood by.
The bandits jumped into a stolen
motor car and dashed away, closely
Thev lost control and crashed into
an elevated railway pillar, wrecking
the machine They fled. The money
was recovered. 'i
Government May Dispose
Of Hog Island Shipyard
WashinsrtAn. Auk. 15. Plans to
dispase of th governrrient-owned
shioTards at Hog Island, I'hiladel
phia, are receiving consideration, it
was said it th shipping board.'but
no decision is expected until the new
board is named.
It is suesreftei by ofhcials m
touch with foreign questions which
the country is facing that it might
not he crood oolicv for the govern
ment to sell a shipyard capable of
a larfce output ot tonnage tor over
Roomer Vanishes; Also
Property of Other Roomers
Saturday there were six roomers
at. the C H Blose home at 116
North Twenty-fifth street.
Sunday there were only five.
The other roomer had vanished
as had about $100 worth of articles
beloneinsr to the other five roomers.
Paper Boosts Price. .
Toledflf O.. Aug. 15. The Times
announced Saturday that next Mon
day the price of the dailyedition will
be 3 jfiiits instead of 2.
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Kids Fresh From Parle
Swimming Hole Given
Ride by the President
Washington, Aug. 15. Three
kids, just out of a swimming hole
in Rock Creek park, were picked
up by President Wilson, treated
to a 45-minute motor ride and
dropped out at their homes so
proud the folks there could not
hold them with a rope.
The three were hiking atong the
roadway when ' they saw the
White House car and recognized
the president. Off came their caps
and as Mr. Wilson ordered the
car stopped, they timidly ap
proached and asked how he was
getting 'along. , '
'"Hop in I" said the president,
and they hopped.
AH along the ride they kept
tlieir eyes on the president ani
Mrs. Wilson and answered more
questions than they'asked.
Coming down Connecticut ave
nue, the youngest of the trio, a
thin, frail lad, barely 8, spied a kid
he knew and called to him by
name. The youngster dropped a
loat of bread and gasped.
When the kids got out all three
shook hands with the president
and his wife.
"So long bo!" one shouted to
the secret service man. The
president smiled broadly, lifted
his hat and started home.
NAMES OF DRAFT
DE MADE PUBLIC
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Offenders Who Have Thus Far
Escaped Apprehension Willi
Be Brought to
Although war activities for the
United States ceased some time ago,
those men who deliberately evaded
military service and have, not been
apprehended up to the present time
are still to receive their punishment,
according to word received from the
War department information sec
tion, During the neriod-xf active hos
tilities the government" rounded up
many of these deserters, but because
other more pressing matters occu
pied its time, special attention could
not be eiven to the running down ot
the comparatively small number of
draft evaders. After the discontin
uance of mobilization and induction
under the selective service law on
November 11, 191& consideration i of
lift in duel waa laiviii U(, uj niv .
Instructions were issued to local
draft boards to send to Washington
the records of all draft registrants
Who were reported during the war
as draft deserters. Out. ot the
24,000,000 records of mcit' who had
registered. 489.003 were accordingly
sent to the War department. In
vestigation showed that most of
these were cases of wilful desertion.
173,000 Wilful Offenders.
However, about ,j63,000 of these
, . j
men wnosc recortis were uirnea in
by the draft boards had their cases
disposed of during the war. This
left approximately 325,000. names r
he cared for. fne records of 151,000
of which showd that they coutd not
properly be charged with desertion.
The remaininp 173,000 registrants
have been shown to be wjlful evad
Out of the 24,000,000 men who
registered" for the draft, only those
in this last clarfs, 173,911, to be ex
act, are chargable with wilful de
sertion, or less than 1 per cent of
the total registration, which is a
considerable improvement Over the
civil war draft record.
In ordet to bring about the ap
piehcnsion of these draft deserters
a list of their names is to be pub
lished bybe War department in the
near future. Co-operation of state
and local officials, patriotic societies
and the Department of Justice is
askr.d to bring, the evaders to jus
tice. Exact copies of the list of
names, grouped by states, or other
convenient divisions, will be avail
able for postmasters, police stations
and other agencies.
' Can Avoid Arrest..
Th.e War department makes it
clear that before the list of desert
ers is published, any man charged
with draft desertion who wishes to
avoid humiliation or arrest may vol
untrrily surrender at the nearest
army post in order that his case may
be invesig3ted and his status defi
nitely deternr'ned. This voluntary
sur-ender, however, will not relieve
euilty -parties of the consequences
7f iheir misconduct.
While there are two classes of
evaders, it is only the draft deserters
and not the draft delinquents', whom
the war department is apprehending
at the present time. Draft desert
ers are men who registered and
who were-' ordered by the draft
authorities to report .for military
duty at a specified time md place,
but failed, to do so. Tfeev are sub
ject to trial byV-ourt martial for their
Draft' delinquents are r'en who
were required by law to register,
Vut failed to register, or who, al
tiioufh they registered, failed to re
port for physical examination or to
return properly executed question
naires. Draft delinquents have not
been inducted into the military serv
ice and consequently are not subject
to trial by" court martial. It is the
duty of the department of jvistice to
ormg these offenders to punishment
Dallas Homes Iceless
As Result of Price Fight
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 15. It is es
timated that 90 per cent of Dallas
homes were without ice as a result
of refusal of local ice peddlers "to
deliver ice at '65 cents a hundred
pounds, the "fair price" set by R. E
Taylor, United. States district at
torney. , .
Result of Primaries in 0h&
and California Slw i ,
irena lowaro naram-
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NOMINATION OF WILLIS
L REGARDED AS VICTORY
Hays Much Elated at Outcome J
confident senator could
Win Today on Anti-Wilson
By PHILIP KINSLEY
Clilmgo Tribune-Omaha Bn Leaned Wire.
Marion, O., Aug. 15. Results of
the last week in the Ohio primary
election and in the California regis
tration, have cheered republican lead
ers as to "the prospects of these two
states. It must be said that they
are elated. Ohio has always been re
garded as the chief ibattle ground
of the campaign. An anxious eye has
been turned toward California due
to its peculiar behavior in 1916.
The registration in California" has
been heavily republican, three to
one as a rule, and 15 to 1 in some
localities. This, taken in conjunction
with the attitude of Senator Johnson
who intends to take an extremely
active part in the campaign for Hard
ing, disposes of all doubt in the
minds of the republicans as to Cal
ifornia. They consider that safe.
As to Ohio, the primary'election
has resulted in a well balanced ticket
from the republican standpoint, one
that will help the national ticket in
many ways. Former Governor
Frank B. Willis, who won the nom
ination for United States senator, has
a strong rural following. This
naturally would go to Harding but
the Willis nomination strengthens
Davis Strong In Cities.
Former Mayor Harrv L. Davis
of Cleveland, who won the guber
natorial nomination, has drawn his
strength from the cities, the sport
ing element, the wets and the labor
men. His nomination should haln
Harding amontrNthese voters: where
Uie is admittedly the weakest.
lhe third factor is the small show
ing made by W. A. Julian, the win
ner of the democratic senatorial
nomination. He won by such a small
wondering what has happened to
the Cox machine.
The democratic vote -was much
Ulighter than ' the- republican" "vote.
giving njrtner cnuse tor confidence
among the republicans as to theNo
yember result. No personalities were'
indulged in durinsr the camnaicn and
the result has been to reduce fac
tional trotibles to a minmtim.
Ask Harry Daughtery, the astute
prcconvention manager for Senator
Harding, how he considers the Ohio
situation. His eyes twinkle and he
looks away, his facij wrinkling
Will Continue right.
"Ohio." he says, "well, Ohio is all
right.. I am not worrying. But we
are not running our campaign that
way. We will not quit the fight un
til the last vote is counted."
Asked if there are any "weak
states in me union lor tne fiarqffle
Coolidge ticket-the republican lead
ers admit privately that New Jersey,
Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and
possibly Minnesota and New York,
might be so classed. They put Ohio
in that group until this week, also
Will H. Hays is elated over the
confidential reports he has received
from all parts of the country. He
is positive that if the election was
held today that Harding would
sweep, the country on the anti-Wilson
sentiment. The Cox swing
around the circle is awaited with in
terest. It, is expected that the demo
cratic candidate will gain strength
unlii-September 1, at least, and that
about the time he is all through.
Harding will come forward with a
big, constructive, steadying program
that will carry him safely through
the critical month.
Senator Hardine will not be driven
from his original plan of conduct
ing his camoaign from Marion. In
accordance with this plan, however,
he will go out for several 'big
speeches in variou centers. His first
address of importance outside of
Marion will be at Minneapolis dur
ing state fair week when farmers
from three states are expected to
gather to hear him expound his
views on the problems' of agricul
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Southern Editor Sues Negro
For Ruining Domestic Life
Durham, N. C, Aug. 15. H. Ti.
Varner, head of the North Carolina
state prison board, and publisher of
the Lexington (N. C.) Dispatch,
brought suit against Baxter Mc-
Crary, negro, raid to be possessed of
considerable property, for $100,000
damages, charging in the complaint
tha: McCreary had ruined his do
mestic lif" At the same time
Varner brought suit for absolute
drvorce against Mrs. Varner. Both
complaints were filed in the superior
court at Lexington.
Open Trading Allowable
On Canadian Grain Market
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 15. Cana-
aian government wnicn tor years
has controlled sale of wheat and flour
in Canada, at miduight last night re
Iinquished it's hold and beginning
Monday open trading in all grains
and flour is permissable. As the
grain exchange ' of Winnipeg has
been unable to secure a quorum of
members this week, no date has yet
neen fixed tcr opening of the mar
ket. It may not be until Thursday
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-Cox Undertakes to Put 'It . Across
rrt r?S7 M NATIONALISM
SENATORS WO VOTED I ' pn&n
v OF $2 PER DAY
Men of Central Competitive
Field Ask New Scale, Retro-
afjtive to August 1.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 15. Represen
tatives of the miners ot the joint
scale committee of miners and oper
ators of the central competitive bitu
minous coal held Uhio, Indiana. Il
linois and western Pennsylvania at
a conference last night, submitted to
the operators a demand for a sup
plemental contract calling for a wage
increase of $2 per day to all day and
monthly laborers and an increase of
10 cents per ton on both pick and
machine mining, both retroactive to
August 1. . .
The miners' proposal also pro
vided: N , .
Xliif flirt nnA nf pvnlnClvPQ hp
referred to the districts for settle-1
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"That no fines be assessed under
provisions of the penalty clause until
it is first determined that a violation
of contract, has occurred."
Operators refused to comment on
what action they would take. They
will meet tomorrow to discuss the.
matter and said they would probably
have a reply ready by Monday.
No estimate would be made by the
operators of the probable increase
in the cost of coal in case the de
mand was granted.
Ellis Searles of Indianapolis, edi
tor of the United Mine Workers
Journal. said there would be no
Strike should the operators refuse the
agc increase. s
Man in Restaurant as
One Who Robbed Her
Renaldo Baskis. Mexican, 1123
Dodge street, was arrested Sunday
by Detectives Danbaum and Palmtag
oii the complaint of Mrs. Alice
Ojeda, 309 North Thirteenth street,
who claims that Baskis is the man
who held up herself and her husband
last Friday night and robbed them
The holdup occurred at Thirteenth
street and Capitol avenue and Mrs.
Ojeda told police shevwas positive
that Baskis was the hoioup man.
While walking along Capitol avenue
near Eleventh street Sunday, Mrs.
Ojeda noticed the Mexican eating in
the Capitol cafe. She ran to police
headquarters, a few blocks away, and
asked Captain Vanous to have him
Baskis is held for investigation.
Destroyers Search for ' ,
Two Missing Seaplanes
San Francisco;' Aug. 15. Two of
the 11 navy seaplanes which early
yesterday started on a flight from
San Diego to San Francisco bay had
failed to report here, late tonight.
Four others, which lost their bear
ings in a fogalighted on the sea
about 20 miles north of the Golden
Two destroyers were sent out to
make a search for the missing craft.
West Virginia Democrats
Pick Presidential Electors
Wheeling, W. V., Aug- IS. The
democratic state judicial convention
adjourned yesterday after passing
a resolution empowering the execu
tive committee to fill any vacancy
that might occur on the state ticket.
tight presidential electors were
named and a candidate for judge of
the supreme court nominated.
a. Mill II rurl. lntlM 4ta IiM. 0ll
Oattla 4lk 1m II war) pall ua.
(CopyHleht, 1111. by the Ciifo Tribun.
Officers of Firm Apparently
Unbare jj Mismanage
mentFarmer .. Investors'.
May Lose Heavily. .
Evidence brought out at t,he hear
ing of ti.. application for a receiver
for the Missouri Valley Cattle Loan
company may lead to arrests of the
promoters of the company, accord
ing to Judge Wooilrough, presiding
over the case. The judge .'ias or
dered the company to be juiced in
receiver's hands, and the "earing,
which has been in progress for
about two weeks, will be continued
for further evidence.
Judge Woodrotigh Said that a
large sum of nioiiey, possibly reach
ing the million mark, had apparently
been misappropriated or lost by theJ
management. KJ V. Mcurew, pro
moter of the company, nephew of
C. F. McGrew of Omaha, disap
peared soon after being ejected from
the organization, and his where
abouts are still unknown.
Approximately S2.000.COO worth of
stock has been sold to farmers and
stockmen in Nebraska, according to
the judge. While, officers profess to
believe that the- company possesses
resources. Judge .Woodiough ex
pressed the opinion that bankruptcy
may be declared. '
Apparently the organization ' has
never complied with the "blue sky
laws" of the state, it being 'eorgnn
ized from another company of a dif
ferent name last year. Judge Wood
rough said the oif'cials of the com
pany were for the most pait igno
rant of the transactions made by Mc
Grew, and were not wholly respon
sible for the mismanagement. '
The officers elected February 3
are: F. M. Currie, Broken Bow,
president; George C. Junkin, Smith
field, vice president; V. W. Gittings.
Omaha, secretary; R. S. Johnson,
Omaha, treasurer; L. D. Ohman,
Pilger; P. E. McKillup, Co'umbus;
W. H. Graver, Ewing, and D. E.
Gano. Ellwobd, directors.
It is quite likely, according to the
judge, that further testimony will be
brought out at the hearing which
will cause federal authorities to take
action in the matter.
Bakeries Will Close for
Picnic at Riverview Park
The Omaha Master Bakers' club
will hold 'ts annual picnic at River
view park Thursday. All bakeries
in the city will close at noon, and
employes have been notified to be
on hand for the outing at 2 p. m.
Valuable prizes are offered for
winners in all of ' the 22 athletic
events scheduled for the afternoon.
In addition to swimming, tennis an J
other contests, teams from the Oma
ha bakers and supply house sales
men will stage a baseball game.
A picnic dinner will be served at
7 p m.. followed by dancing in the
Nebraska Fair and warmer Mon
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BEGIN PROBE OF
May Involve Officers in Case
Of German Who Col
' lected Back Pay.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Beo Lcaaed Wtee,
Chicago, Aug.. 15. District Attor
ney Clyne yesterday began an inves
tigation into the activities of Theo
dore"- Schude, aha Private Le Grande,
alias Lieutenant Arthur Kmcaid
confessed German spy, "who obtained
$1,600 on forged government papers
at Port Sheridan that may involved
government officers here.
Officers' names appear in the pa
pers held by Schude and on the docu
ments with which he obtained back
pay. These are being investigated
on the possibility that others beside
Schude might be implicated in their I
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A telegram was received from Dis
trict Attorney Silvein San Francisco
disclosing full particulars of Schude's
confession. Mr.' Clyne immediately
swore out a warrant for Schude's ar
rest on charges of obtaining money
tinder false- pretenses, and tele
graphed t San Francisco asking that
removal proceeding be started im
mediately.. Mr. Clyne confirmed charges that
Schude, under the name of Lieuten
ant Kincaid, .had obtained $1,500 in
back pay by forging army papers
and impersonating a commissioned
If Schude is found' to be an. Amer
ican citizen he will be tried for trea
son by an army court-martial. Should
he be found a German he will be
tried in the federal court as a spy.
Since the government is technically
at war with Germany the djath pen
alty may be imposed in case of con
viction on either charge.
1 Schude, according to information
said to be in the hands of the in
telligence bureau, is an American
citizen. His reported confession that
he served in the German army and
acted as a spy for the kaiser will
make him guilty of treason.
War department records show that
Schute stole Lieutenant Kincaid's
papers and personality while both
were in Germany. Later, as a lieu
tenant, he went to Brest and then
to the United States. There his
brain was found in a disordered con
dition and he was placed in an army
Man Held for Kidnaping
Baby Goes on Hunger Strike
Philadelphia, Aug. IS. While de
tectives and state police were search''
ing the tenderloin for Rose McDon
nelle, the woman named by Augusto
Pasquale, as one of the kidnappers
of baby Blakely Couglin, attaches at
the Montgomery county jail were en
gaged in an equally vain effort to
make Pasquale eat.
Since his . final "confession"- yes
terday Pasquale has refused to touch
food and is sullen and defiant. Au
thorities declare his latest attitude
jtist another attempt to clog the in
Man Drowned in Missouri
When Auto Runs Off Ferry
Mitchell, S. D., Aug. 15. August
Biermann. 24, was drowned in the
Missouri river when he drove
his car off the river ferry south
of Lake Andes. Biermann was
traveling with his uncle to his home
in Dakota City, Nebi Driving on
the ferry, he became confused, put
his foot on the gas instead of the
brakes and the car leaped forward
disappearing in 16 feet of water. The
body has not been recovered. The
uncle, Willie- -- cived.
Bolshevik Forces Repulsed In
First Drive. Aaainst Polish
Capital Attempt to BreaK
Line at Radzymin. .1
MANY PRISONERS TAKEN '
AT WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS
Poles Push Enemy to Right
Bank of Bug River and Take
Cities of Dorohusk and
Hy Til AxuiK'liitrd Yrn. ""''
Warsaw, Aug. IS Bolsheviki
launched their first attack acainst
Warsaw's defenses today, but were
repulsed. Early today, after light
artillery preparation, they attempted
to break through the l'olish lines
near Radzymin. The Poles not only V
killed many who nearcd the barbed; ,
wire entanglements, but took pris
East of Cholm. 40 miles east of
Lublin, the Poles broke through the"'
enemy lines at Ignatow and pursued
the bolsheviki to the right bank ot
the Bug, says an official statement .
tonight. The Poles occupied Doron
husk and Switze-Rubieszew. .,
Begin Investigation Into - -
Policies of Qen. Wrangsl ..
Washington, Apg- IS. An
formal inquiry into the cfnracter
and policies of the anti-bolshjevik ;
leader in southern Russia General
W ran gel has been begun by gov-,
ernment officials. '
No immediate anticipation of
recognition by the United States i
involved., officials sid, but should
the inquiry develop' satisfactorily, it
ii thought possible that the elements
clustered about Wrangel may afford
a road to tf)e creation of conditions
in Russia permitting her rcaccept
ance among nations. ' "'
One report on the general's career
has been received, written by a neu
tral observer attached to his staff. "
The general, but 39 years old, ac
cording to the report, enlisted in the
Russian army in 1901 ,as a private
after haying been educated as a min
ing engineer. Though his ancestorsj
are said to have come from Germany
his stock is of) Baltic province deri
vation. Leaving the army in 1902. after ,
promotion to a lieutenancy. Wran'
gl re-enlisted -on the outbreak of
the Russo-Japanese" waf, and" was;"
i twice promoted. In theEuropean '
war he distinguished himself on Au
gust 19, 1914, by taking a German
battery, for which he was decorated
with the Cross of St. George.
Aid to Czar. ."
Promoted to the rank of colonel
he was appointed an aide to the
czar, and later became commander
of the First Trans-Baikal Cossack
regimenf., with which, in July, 1918,
he captured a battalion and several
machine, guns,. He was promoted to "
a major general.
- Following the first days of the;
revolution, when the Russian offen
sive in Galicia was preceded by a
disorderly retreat, Wrangel is said
to have "prevented a great military
disaster." He continued with the
army until disorders of the revolu
tion had destroyed its discipline, i
Genera! Wrangel then retired to
the Crimea, f Arrested by the bol-
(CnntlrVied on Vase Two, Column Two.)
U. S. Expenditures Due
For $900,000,000 Jump
' ; ..,;,...
Washington, D. C, Aug. 15.
Government expenditures vr'mg
September probably will jump near :;
ly .$900,000,000. it Was estimated by
treasury officials, nearly fyo-thirds.
of this sum representing payments
to railroads. ,
i The roads will have computed
amounts, due them under the govern-
ment's guarantee against loss-for:
the six months ending September I,
by the .middle of the momh, it was;
said. Tne Interstate Commerce"
commission has estimated the total,
guarantee to be paid will run be
tween $500,000,000 and $600,000,000. ,
A heavv drain also is expected on
the $300,000,000 revolving, funds by
the transportation act , for nevr ,'
equipment. With this outflow i.i
September,' officials believe reduc
tion of the public debt may be some-'
what curtailed, although reduction's
w ill continue, it was emphasized.
Father Takes Steps to Gain ::
Freedom for His Daughter
Milwoukee Wis., Aug. 15. Dr. A.
P. Lusk of Mosinee, Wis., father of
Grace Lusk, Waukesha school teach-'
er sentenced June 21, 1917, to i9
years' imprisonment for the murder
of Mrs. David Roberts, as the sequel
of a love triangle, took steps to ob
tain a commutation of her sentence.
In a letter to the Milwaukee Sei
tine!, he stated that unle&sjiis daugh
ter is given her liberty ?oon, she
will not live long. He said that she
was in ill health.
Tradition Causes Death
Of Red-Headed Chinaman .
Chicago, Aug. 15. Tradition killed
Moy Gun Hoo today.
Mov was a red-headed Chinaman,
and according to Chinese supersti
tion, he was bound to come to no
good end. Moy's life lived up to the
neighbor's expectations, but of late,
according to his friends, his hick has
been worse. Today he tied a rope
to a gas burner and around his neck
and then lifted his feet off the flooc
until he strangled.
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