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M. F. 'Shafer Asks, Judgment
0f$250,00Q for Damage to
- Business Beputation and
Health Impairment.
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Claims1 Resignation From
; Presidency Caused Through
Fake, Charges of Misuse of
Funds and Vicious Habits.
- Suit for $250,000 damages against
1). .V. peiselman and five other
directors of the American State
bank was f'lcd late Friday by M.
F. Shafer, former president of the
batTk. He asks $150,000 for damage
done to his business reputation and
$100,000 for. impairment to his health
by ' th, alleged circulation of false
reports 'concerning him. The action
was brought thrfiugh Hotj and Lee
and McGilto itand Smith in the dis
, ..trict court of Douglas county. 1
lias bean conducted for more than
av year to ruin him -and force him
out of the banking business. . He is
"president 6f the American Bank
Building, company, a corporation or
ganieed,, to erect a 20-story building
on the present site of the bank at
Nineteenth and Farnam streets, and
is vice president f4 M. F. Shafer &
Co manufneturcrs of advertising
( velties. With l is brother, W, E.
'!e'r, be. owns the majority of the
Jrjc.'ipln.. stock of the American State
J 'bank.;...' '
'y . 'Says Tried-to Oust Him,
"The petition states'that ever since
, he summer of 1919.. D. W. Geisel
rtian and the other-directors of the
American ,Statc bank have endeav
ored ;to force , him out-of thj bank.
Paila Cr" Gcisclman. ' the present
- cashier ot the bank; Frank L. Saun-
tZl (J HII.IHLIII, . w. vi kj J nam an j ,
, C.I Theodore Krogh.' dnd Paul A.
TXcOgny are the other' defendants.
Mr.'Jasmsky resigned as, a director
in May
It is tlaimed that the defendants
-intimidated jMr. Shafer, through
. false charges of haying used the
4- funds of the bank, to resign ftom
' tfle presidency in August, a year
ira. in ine ioiiowihe January, n
f to-force Mr. shafer and his orotrier
to vote for he defendants as directors.-
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, .. Immediately,, after the election,, it'
is claimcdi he ne' directors began
a .campaign of misrepresentation
, They are said to have told the state
b.-inking ilepaVtm'nt that he was-a
''man of virions bahifs and unfit to
be a-bank officer. DW. GeiSelman
is accused f having a staje.' bank
examiner i report that a certain
amount "of f iper in the bank was
that of the plaintiff. ; The claim is
made tbif the state banking depart-
mfnf u-Wc miclen' In helirvp that air.
ShafW'd,' stolen large amounts of
moiyey trotn tne oanK.- ,
' Alleges False Reports. '
The bankS ng' department is said to
1 have been urged by the defendants
3 to demand that IX Shafer and hps
y wother dispose of their interest in
the American State bank. Follcwing
this, a report is stated to hava beeiw-i
circulated that the department at
Lincoln had prohibited the two
brothers from continuin.'r in cotHrol
" of the bank. Ths is rllccd tffjiave
been done to injur-. Mr. 'Shafer sa
. that he would be compelled to sell
p bis interest, . v",i'
i Letters were revU out by Dj W.
Gcisclman, r.ccprdiiifi; tothe cora-
plaint, to tile stockholders of '-the
various tompanics ir. Shafer bad
"-nui t, up. maKinu nccusnuons uc-
siTiifdTo"f1cf.txov his standing..-
Several law suits were filed against
to have been instituted by the bank
directors to injure his credit, compel
him tp dispose of bis bank stock and
turnover .cpntrnl of the .company
planning to erect the office building1.
Claims Suits Groundless.
; These , suits are alleged to have
been groundless, one instance being
givcncf;a' riote for $6,000. paid at
the .Merchants National bank, on
wbieh the American Stats bank, hav:
ing bughf the note, is said to have
sued Mr. Shafer after,-had been
pain. .
The warfare of the directors on
MrSbafer is declared to have gone
even to the extent of urging stock
holders, in his other ""enterprises to
sue b'rmV Investigations by the Iowa
artNebraski- state departments are
said :to have been incited, with the
result that both not only refused to
stop his, companies from doing busi
ness.;iiut found thcmMo be in good
condition. Articles in newspapers
attacking his business methods and
suits in the district court at punci!
Bluffs designed flierely to injure his
financial 'standing are also among
the cjiarges .
Funeral Services in Peking
Tor Congressman's Daughter
according to reports received today.
Funeral tervices were held at -the
American legation here , today ' for
Ida Vare, dauahter of Congressman
William S Vare .of Philadelphia.
A . - . wr n J . t n e .... rl
he body to Japan, in order to have
it conveyeer to the United States on
'lie transptrt on which members of
:!.' -nntr,-ci'Misf nartv here will
,retvrn. r .'. '
' - Spain Controls Flour Mills.
Madrid, Aug. 20. Customs of
ficials are instructed . by an order
issued by the ministry of finance to
day to take possession of flour mills,
which' the government ifcill in future
control in orner tnai nour.may oe
ooely distributed, ' j
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Wisconsin Farms Show .
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Gain In Acreage : Yield
i Despite Lute of Cities
During Last 10-Year Period Many Farmers Bought
Their" Owriy Land Growth of Dairying and Fat
Stock Industries'Aff ord Ready Market for Crops.
Chlrasa Tribune-Opiate Bee Leased Wlr.
Madison, .Wis., Aug. 20. Wiscon
sin is one agricultural state where
farm tenantry is decreasing ' while
acreage; under cultivation and farm
output are increasing,
, In 1909 the state had 177,127 farms
of which 86.1 per cent were owned
by their operators and 13.9 per cent
were- rented. . In 1919 the latest fig
ures show there were 181,909 farms,
and orNhese 87.7 per cent were
owned by their tillers' and 12.3 per
cent were rented. . '
"The 10 years not oily saw more
farms in the state and more farmers
owning their land but it also .wit
nesscdan increase of 12.6 per cent
in the area under plow.
As to improved agricultural prac
tices and the trend of crop yields,
the statisticians at the state, house
have computed tat an acr of. Wis-!
cousin soil today produces 37 ' per
cent more' food than it did in 1 885. -In
the 'Unitc'd States as an whole
an acre of soil produces 21 per cent
more food than in 1885, so Wiscon
sin in this period has improved it's
yield 75 per cent more ,han has the
country at large. The figures are
based"bn seven-car avcrages.or
Stven leading crops.
Wisconsin Shows Gain.
. All told this series of figures ap
pears to indicate that as a food pro-'
ducer Wisconsin's efficiency has not
been diminished despite the drain' of
the cities .upon the countryside. In
fect it's adjustment agriculturally has
ore than kcRtf-pace with changed
industrial conditions. 'Better' machin
ery, better, seed, rotations of "crop,'
Plane Lands at Belief onte,
Pa., On IReturn Trip of
I "Cross r Country Trail
" Bliazing. flight. v
if -New York, i' Aug. 0. The ' .UJ
metal airplane carrying caqie
Rickenbachen'and Johu Lrs"on not 'tilovn into Old M.eXieo,"
but was forced by a windstorm to
land neaf Bollefonte Pa., and is ex
pctfed tc complete . its round trip
tranicontipental flight at a Long Is
Jand flying field, today. -' '
Officials of tire, company owning
the machine wcre uable to explain
icceipt of a letter, m Omaha last
nigjit signed ' "Kickenbacher and
John'' Larson'.' stating that, the plane
iia4 blovA.intoMexico. .
CoIumbuV " 6 , Aug. ' 20.-Eddie
l?iclycn.hacher of Cclumbus, premier
American ace during the war, is
afe in NeV YorW City, and not lost
in ; th ft. Wilds of Mexico, according
to bis mother,, who, lives hert. '
Mrs. Rickenbacher said today she
received a telegram from Chicago
a day or two ag from her son ask
ing that his mail be torwaraea to
lim at New Ydrk. ,
Reoorts from Omaha told of a
telegram being received there from
Rickenbacher saying he had been
blown across the border in an air
plane. The Omaha reports said
iriends tearecrtor jus satety. .
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Border. Ports; Are Ordered '
To Reopen ImmediateW
' Calexico. Caj.. Aug. :a Walter E.
Bovlf,-Arr.erichn consul at-Mexicab,
tLower California, received' notice
from the Sttte department a.t; Wash
ington, D. C, that orders had been
issued for the immediate reopening
of border ports .between California
and Mexico, closed last Saturday be
cause, of unsettled conditions.
. and
Omaha. A. full-page . fea
ture of: exceeding interest
in next Sunday's Omaha
Bee. . ,. . . " :r -
immjr Montague's story
in prose the "first of a
series of Sunday prose ar
ticles by the nationally fa
mous verse writer. - (Bj
fhe wayr are you reading
Montague's datlyverse,
"More Truth ThnToery,"
in the ' Morning andEve
ning Daily Bee?
A pa,ge of Omaha Beau
tiful Bathers in the only
rotogravure section pub
lished in Omaha.?
.. An Omaha man visits
George K Ade, prince J. of
humorists, at his Indiana
home. ' .
also : .
All the 'usual Sunday
Ed Streeter's ; "Letters,
of a Home-Made Man."
Heart Secrets of a
Fortune Teller, .j. ;
' Bringing Up Father
and The, Gumps. .
(To mention just a few.)
Mtnft l 117. , 1
A lllf
more intensive cultivation, more di
versified fanning, all have contrib
uted. :. y '
Through its dairying hd fat
stock the state has become Us great
est consumer of its crops. Catfie
have become the great outlet for the
soil products. Wisconsin farmers
last year fed 93 per cent of their
com, 85. per cent of their oats, 71
prr ccnt of their barley, 33 per cent
of the rye, 38 per cent of their wheat,
and 87 per cent of J.heir hay crop to
live stock. . .
Instead of going into the world's
markets as grain the output goes in
as butter and cheese, beefsteak and
bacon. , ,
Reclaim Large Acreages.
The great growth in cultivated
area has been in the northern couiv
ties. More thah 2,300 families were
on the land last year in the old cut
Over regions. C P.' Norgood, com
missioner of agriculture, estimates
that through settlement of these sec
tions the present plow land of Wis
consin can be increased 83 per cent.'
And the same cheap uncleared lands
stretch across Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota, a great area
large potentialities. "'
Colonists (dr the most part come
from Indiana, Illinois 'and Iowa. A
large percentage arc foreigners. They
get land for $30 to $40 aq acre, clear
it for about $50 an acre, wbich brings
the cost to between $80 and $85.
About 90,000 acres a year are being
reclaimed in- this state. Potatoes are
the great crop, Wisconsin being the
second potato state. The dairy
herds are continually pushing north
ward.. ' v
Senator Keeps in Touch With
E,uropean'Conference Plan
ning New International ;
- U4atiai4 Aug.
20. The confer
ences, now in progress abroad be
tween Eliliu Root and leading Euro
pean statesmen for the organization
oft,an. international court of justice
ate being closely watched by Sen
ator Hording as be formulates bis
policy of. a world "understanding"
tor preservation of peace.
The, republican nominee revealed
today, that he considered the inter
national .court conferences to hold
important . possibilities and added
that the plan, evolved there might
become an -element in the political
campaign, as alignments develop on
the league cif nations issue.
f Mr. Root, a former republican sec
retary of state, was" author' of the
league; plank m the republican, na
tional 'platform .and after his return
to;this fburitry is expected to confer
on the subject with Senator If arding.
Thus far the nominee has .riot been
informed i?f all the details of the,
conferences .abroad, though he is
understock! ,to be familiar with much
of thfr progress made in laying down
tin 'principles of an international
A more detailed statement of the
republican stand on the league issue
is to be made by Senator Harding in
his address here a' week from to
morrow to a delegation from Indian
apolis .and, it is understood that in
pronouncing the principles on which
lie flrfnSfc a society of nations should
rest he. wilt give conspicuous notice
to tnc wtjiK ot air. Koot ana nis
colleagues. ; ' . '
In fiis speedb on. the league issue
the nominee also is expected to com
men't -op f the functioning of ,the
league'ts no organke1 and he said
today: he wofild withhold , until that
time any "comment on the call issued
bjt President Wilson today for the
firit meeting of the league delegates.
Senator Harding received only a
few visitors today and early in the
afternoon left for an automobile ride
and a game of golf.
Make Preparations for
. i . County Fair, at Deshler
Te'shler, Keb.. Aug. 20. (Special).
P'ahs are beinc nerfected for the
Thc.yer County fair at Deshler, A'.f'
eus: 31 to September 3. Thq new
permanent, bandstand- over the
race track has been put in splciidiul
shape, and the race horses are arriv
ing and .being worked out.
One hundred students are enrolled
for special class work, under direc
tion of .'the, ex tension department of
the state universityf-Tbere will be
a banquet for. stock exhibitors Thurs
day eveniog, and speakers will be
present front jibe state university.
Eight thousand ree tickets for
Wednesday', September children's
da v. have' been issued. .Thursday,
September 2, will be ".Hebron day."
Stores'at the- county, seat will close,
and the Hebrop band wit furnish
music, i ," - ;' S-:- '
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, l Beatrice Judge Hi.
Beatrice Neb . -Aug! 29 (Special).
Judge E. E. Eilis, for years police
hiacistrate of Beatrice, is lying seii
ous.'y ill -at' hishome- in. this city.
Ha is a native ' of Wales and ' s
pioneer reader t of Gage county
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-Santa Te, N. M., Gains -
Washington, "Aug. 20. Santa Fe,
7,236; increase 2,164. of 42,7 per cent.
Rutland-Art., 14,954; inerease 1,408,
or 10.4 per cent.- ,y
Martinsburg, W. .V, 12.315; in
crease 1,817, or .17 percent '.
Se ,ra,nch , of M ilitary
Will uve " Headquarter at
Omaha Fortress With Major
General Bundy in Command.
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Establishment of Area Offices
Here Means Building-Up of
Post Vacated in 1916 During
Border Troubles.
Headquarters of the new Seventh
army corps, created byacH of the
last congress, will be established at
Fort Creok, just south of Omaha,
according to announcement by the
War. department at Washington late
yesterday.-. . ,
The new. army corps area will in
clude the states .of Missouri, Kan
sas, Iowa,. Nebraska, Minnesota,
North Dakota and South Dakota.
1 "The. commander will be Maj. Gen.
Umar bundy, who won lame abroad
as commander, of the hard-fighting
marines and other troops in the
Second . division, of the American
expeditionary force.
The , announcement means that
Omaha will return ."to a position of
prestige and.pver m the adminis
tration of army .affairs. Army of
ficers say that its importance as an
army corps headquarters will out
rank that held as headquarters . of
the Department of the Missouri
years ago. Genwal Bundy., wlTo re
turns now as . commander of the
corps, was once -stationed as a rnai
jor Tit the .departmental headquar
ters . here. 1- -To
Reocqupy Fort.
The Jringing of .headquarters to'
Fort Crook means the reoccupancy
of that post for the first time since
116, when the last .troops quartered
there went to theMexicah border.
Numerous army. officers of rank are
expected to find residence there.
Other corps areas, in the western
states, as announced yesterday, are:
Sixth corps area,, td.ertjbface the
states of Illinois, Michigan and Wis
consin: headquartefs at Fort Sher
idan, 111.
Eighth corps-area, to embrace the
states of . Texas, Oklahoma. Lolo
rado, ..Newv Mexiqp, -anqJjpna:
headquarters at fort sam iioi
San "Antonio. Tex.
Ninth corps area, to embrace the
states of Washington, Oregon, Ida
ho, Montana. Wyoming, Utah, Ne
vada and California; headquarters at
Presidio of San Francisco. The
.headquarters' will- be temporarily at,
t. - .-t . .'I
san rrancisco -until - space is avail
able at' Presidio. ' ;r
Three. Armies. V ,
For purposes of mobflization and
other , emergency V maneuvers, the.
nine corps areas will be groupecf:
into three army areas, the first three
corps areas forming .the First army
area, the next three the Second and
the seventh, eighth and ninth, th
Third.' V :
i The commanders'" o the amy and
corps areas were announced as .fol
lows: . 1-t ' " V
First corps are, Msj.. Gen. David
C. Shanks second, Maj. Gen. Rob
ert L." Bullard; third. Maj. Oen.
Adelbert ' Cronkhite; fourth, Maj.
Gen. John F. Morrison-; fifth, Mai.
Gen. George F. Reed; sixth, Maj.
Gen Leonard Wood: seventh. Mai.
Gen. Omar Bundy; eignth, Maj. Gen,
Joseph P. Dickman; ninth, Maj. Gen.
Hunter. Liggett. .. f
New Department Heads.
... Maj. Gen. Charles H. Muir has
been assigned to . command the
Fourth division and Maj. Gen, John
L. Hines . the Fifth division. New
departmental commanders are:
Philippine department. Brig. Gen.
Charles Treat; Hawaiian depart
ment, Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Kuhn;
Panama department, Brig. CJen. Ed
vin B. Babbitt; South Atlantic coast
artillery district, Brig. Gen. John
son Hagood. '
Other important "army assign
ments announced wYre those of Maj.
Gen. William C. Haan, Brig. Gen.
Henry Jervey and Brig. Gen. Dennis
E. Nolan to be assistants to the chief
of staff and members lof tfle War de
partment general staff. Maj. Gen.
William G. Haan was named direc
tor of the war plans division, Brig.
Gen. Henry Jeryey director of the
operations division and Brig. Gen.
Dennis E. Nolan to be director of
the military intelligence division..
Townley Seeks Supreme
Court to Keep From Pch
St Paul, Minn!'! Auer. 20. A. C.
Townley, president of thevNational
Nonpartisan league, and Joseph Gil
bert, formerly1 a league organizer,
today appealed to the state supreme
court from ther conviction anfl vu
day jail sentences on charges of con
spiracto promote disloyalty during
the war. V
Wounded Man Becovering.
Beatrice, Neb., Aug." 2?. (Special").
-fBilly" Bettley, the alltged auto
hief who' was shot tnd seriousl
wounded by Officer ' Paul Acton,
cast of the cit early Monday moni-
n?: is gaining strengtn, ana tne at
lendiritr ' nhvsician believes that fie
wil'. recover. , After being wounded,
Bettley put up a' game fight to, es
cape cadture, and it took foun men
to overpower htm.,., -' .
Steers 'Top Market.
O'Neill, Neb.. 'Aug. 20. (Special).
-Holt county grassed cattle, for thi
second time this 6ummer, topped the
Ch'cago market Wednesday.' The
cattle, twp carloads of long yearling
steers, averaging 1,140 pounds, were
from the V . Arnold ranch, north
of O'Neill, as was the cither top con
signment. . "Tt" ' ',
' Th Iafn of Nations, whlth
wmr, ha$ thomn it hlpln
- rZk THipeTo I "S- I CENCRAt LfV NckutAW
i j JTT
A rcnf eabU Jitpateh eaoUi Pramitr Mil'
Urand a toying that Franc wold officially
ognina the bolthcvict government if it would guar'
ante payment of the French debt.
A few month ago Poland became diitatitfled
with her new iaetern border a pretcribed by the
Vmaille treaty and extended it a couple of Aun
dred mil into Ration territory to her old border
of 1772. ' ' V- .
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Lower California Executive
Who Surrendereci After Re
volt Will' Confer With
: President de la Huerta.
Los Angeles Aug- 20. Col. Este
ba'jCantu -was here today on his
wai to Mk'xico City to' confer with
Provisional Pesidcnt de la Huerta
ahd Gen. Alvaro Obregon concern
ing recent events in the northern
district of Lower California, which
en.ded when Colonel Canju sur
rentleredl the governorship of' the
district to Gen.-Luis M. Salazar.
Genfral Salazar's first official acts
included anouueement, that, the Owl
gambling house, just cross from
the United States, would, be close J
on September 1, unless orders camj
from .Mexico City for its closing be
fore, that time, ': according to an
nouncement here by Vito Aleffio
Robles, special representative . M
President de la Huerta, who was in
strumental in negotiations which led
to Colonel Cantu's surrender. Lower
California saloons closed last Tues
day by Colonel Cantu's orders, re
mained closed i It is understood
they will not be opened until troops
mobilized by Cantu have been , de
mobilized it Mexicali.
Many families, including those of
a number of former Cantt) employes
crossed to the American side to-'
day. Sonif explained. that they pre
ferred to be in California in case of
dismissal, frouit their official posi
provisional president to act as arbi-,
trator. Pending bis decision, they:
vilf return .to work.,
Letvia Envoy Is" Detained - ,
By U.-S. at Ellis Island
New York, Aug. 20. Alfred Na-
gel, who bore credentials from the
minister of foreign affairs of the new
republic of Letvia, showing him to
be duly appointed Secretary of. the
proposed legation in Washington,
was held by immigration' authorities
when he arrived today with Ins wife
on the Swedish steamer Drottning
holm. ' ' .
Forest Fires , Dwindling.
- San Francisco. Aug. 20. The for
tst fire situation, throughout the far
west show:d tfluch improvement to
day, except in Oregon, where a large
fire has broken out. A. 1
Find Harding's Qfame
Traced in Red Meat
On Watermelon Rind
'. Quincy, 111.. Aug. 20.-The
"Snt Nature Wonderful" club of
'QiiincyNs all agog today as the
result' of the discovery of a slice
of . watermelon whose, red meat
was plainly traced with the name
"Harding," spelled by the white
Bishop M. Fawcett of the.
Quincy diocese of the Episcopal
church, who vouches for the story,
declares the name was clearly and
plainly spelled. T"he Harding-watermelon
was discovered by Miss
Margaret BisHop, wtjo showed it
to the bishop.'
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The Changing
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wo to prmnmnt
in Front mnd
th border ettublithed by th Vrcdll treaty.
WilburHas Dog Now But An
other Hearing Must
Be Had.
"Gentleman Jack," OmahU's njost
talked-about dog at this time, is'ex-
periencing a giddy whirl of legal
ramifications. ' . ; ', -
- Yesterday morning the animal
was . brought into the justice court
of .George Collins;,' in thecustodvof
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ballingcr, 2544
No'th Twenty-eighth avenue. The
Ballingers obtained - possession of
the dog on a vrit of replevin serve!
against F. C Anthony of the Hu
mane socisty. 'I he court decided in
favqr of Mr. Anthony, but the Bal?,
lingers 'retained possession of the
dog. on a notice that they would ap
peal from that decision. -
During the hearing yesterday
morning Mr. ar.d Mrs. J. E. Wilbur,
321.? Poppleton avenue, testified that
the dog beloncd to them; that they
'os? the dog last April and that they
had a city lie ;nse tag.- Mr.' Ballin
gcr testified that he bought the dog
last February from a "Mr. White."
whose ' first n,me pr address he
co'tld not give. " ' '
Mr. Wilbur went i into court yes
terday afternoon and obtained ( a
writ of -replevin against Mr. Ballin
cer for pbrsession of the dog, w hich
will remain wiih the Wilburs until
at least a Hearing,, next Friday
morning. ,
I he presenr status places Mr.
Bai'.inger as plaintiff in his apptoil
action against Anthony and defend
ant in thi1 action brought by Mr.
Wilbur. .
- An, incident during the bearing
yesterday, morning was ; the dog's
demonstration . ' when" greeted by
Mrs.' Wilbur, who testified, that Jac'-c
was her dog. ' Mr. ,Vifcur' made his
identification of the .dbg chiefly on
a lump' which apteears in the'middl-:
of the animals, tail, Dili's , being said
by ,dog fanciers to be an unusual
cliaiaeteristic of a canine ca'udal
appendage. . ''' '
Deny Koreans Plan Arrest
Of Party of Congressmen
Washington, Aug. 20. Reports
from Tokio that plot to "hold" the
party of American congressmen' nov.
visiting the Far East .when it ar
rived in Korea has been unearthedt
were characterized todav by Kiusc-
Kimm, chairman of the Korean coin-
'o "...nil.. .Lnl... Tn.
anese fabrication." c.. , . t
' What was planned, he "said, was to
present a memorial to the party, and
he declared this object was well un
derstood in Tokio. .-
Mrs. Wanamaker Dies at
' Home in Atlantic City
Atlantic City, N. J Aug. 20. Mrs.
Mary B. Wanamaker wife of John
Wanamaker, department store pro
prietoK died today. ' ' ' K .
- She had been ill several months. ,
Large Barn Burns.
' Scotia, '- Neb., Aug. , 20. (Special
Te'egram). A heavy rain fell here
Thirsday, accompanied by an un
usual electrical storm, which dil
considerable ' damage. -The large
banv on the William Bredthaun
farm, scutb of town, was struck by
Aightning and burned to the ground.
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Not receiving a favorable reply from -Lenin,
Frontier Mlllerand now accord French recognition
to Gen. Baron Wrangel, who agree to attorn the
debt. i
Today f oland, would no doubt be tatitfiod with
Rioting, at Kattowitz Seem
jngly Comes as No Surprise
r to Official Quarters
' Outbreak Feared.
Berlin, Aug. 20. In high official
quarters it is said the German gov
ernment has bee consigned to the
roll of a mere onlooker in the upper
Silesian disturbances, as the rights of
that territory have been transferred
to the interallied governments.
The' present rioting in Kattowitz
seemingly has come as no surprise
to official quarters, where for some
time it has been asserted that suffi
cient combustible material .was ac
cumulating there to make such an
outbreak - a logical consequences.
When Poland's (ortunes of war be
gan to diminish it was declared there
had come a pronounced change . in
sentiment in the upper Silesan dis
tricts, which permitted the con
clusion in high circles that if a vote
were taken now it would show an
overwhelming majority in favorof
Germany. ' . -, ..
Want Plebiscite Date.$
TIM -I kl f . .. M
wniie.ine worwers ana an classes
of the population in upper Silesia are
reported to be firmly, determined to
have Germany s neutrality rigidly
observed in ' connection with the
Kusso-Polish war, and while this at
titude is believed to have been the
the pretext for the present outbreak
informal discussion in official, circles
in Berlin it has-been contended in
namiants ot the plebiscite reeion
gradually were finding their patience
at an end as a result not only of the
reported flagrant manner in which
Polish, propaganda was carried,, on
and the continued alleged French
excesses, but also because of the al
leged inconclusive attitude ' of the
interallied commission toward es
tablishing a fixed date for the-plebiscite.
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This reported accumulation of
grievances is declared now to have
beeen augmented by the neutrality
factor, which finds the populace a
firm unit. . '
' . Sees Happy Signs. '
, Thev German cress iithertn ha
ibeen chary in 'its comment on the
situation. W hile deploring the out
breaks in upper Silesia because, it
says, they are likely still further to
complicate Germany's Jangled for
eign situation, the Taglische Rundz
scha,u expresses the belief. tiat the
occurrences have given "evidence of a
healthy 'national will which will
prove upper Silesia faithful toGer
mahy when the ballots are Counted."
The WeatKer
Forecast ;
Omaha and vicinity: Fair Satur
day and Sunday; continued cool.
Hourly Temperatures. - ,
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-a. m. 71
a. m 7-r
10 a. m..... ...... 70
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Hoarders -Who Loaded, Up on
High, Market to Hold foi
Large Profits Are Now
Howling Loudly for Help.
Bottom Falls Out yVhen Prohi
bition Fails to Create Heavy
Demand for Sweets Inv
porters Also Unload Here.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leoaed Vilnt
Washington, Aug. 20. Big sugar
dealers are holing for help. Many
of them who loaded up and held
sugar when prices were high with a
view to unloading when they went
still higher, find themselves facing
serious losses as sugar is falling
downward with big strides with no
immediate prospect of a check to the
Within a "week when sugar prices
have dropped from 23, 24 and 25
cents a pound to 16, 17 and 18 cents,
marty dealers have lost thousands of
dollars of their former fat sugar
profits and the end is not yet. Yes
terday, according to information
reaching Washington, one of the
largest concerns in the country plari
ned to put sugar on the market at
15 cents a pound in order to meeet
Government officials who pre
watching the situation said tofay
that it would not be surnrisinfl if
prices dropped to even lower leVels
before they stabilize. A miscalcula
tion, as the effects of prohibition, is
declared to have been the real in
stigation of the break in sugar.
'ForeTgn Supply Large.
A contributary cause is attributed
to the haste of sugar dealers all over
the world to rush their supplies to
tins' country to get the benefit or
the high prices. Many of these for
eign supplies have already reached
here or. are en route, coming from
Brazil. Peru, Argentina, China and
even from friea.
None of these countries has
figured in Arnerican sugar markets
before. :
Big candy an 4 soft drink manu
facturers and speculators calculated
last summer and fall that nationwide
prohibition would create a demand
for candy and soft drinks never
before known in this country and
gobbled up Available sugar supplies.
lhen tor weeks this past spring
grocers informed the average in
dividual there was no sugar to be had.
Kefiners took advantage of the de
mand 'to "boost prices until they
reached as -high as 25 and 30 cents a'
Selling at Loss Now.
This summer candy and - soft
drink manufacturers were awakened
to the fact that the public had not
gonerrazy oser candy as anticipated.
Accordingly they began to unload.
The' demand for sugar became sc
strong that "irrevocable letters of
credit" were devised, refiners re
quiring these letters with orders for
sugar. "The irrevocal letter of credit"
is a letter from a bank, backed by
actual security that will guarantee
payment for sugar as agreelA It'
tied up the purchasers' money.
Apparently the big refiners have
the upper hand, and are able to
force payment for the big supplies
purchased. Much of ,the'sugar is now
being sold at a loss averaging 5 cents
a pound.
Another circumstance that makes
it difficult to halt 'the downward
competitive slide , now is the -approach
of the beet sugar yield,
which will supply large quantities
available for western states. This is
cxDccted to cut down the eastern
refineries market and bring an even
sharpc compeitive stage.
Bride of Omaha Mair
Makes Long Trip to '
Join Husband Here
, -
Through all the perils of a trip
across half the world, Mrs. Frances ,
Howse has f ome safely to her hns- .
band from war torn Turkey. The
two are together now in Omaha
wheer the husband. Chief Petty Of
ficer Percy Howard" Howse, is on
recruiting service.
Batk in 1915 . when Mr. Howse
was a sailor on the V. S. S. Scor
pion, at Constantinople, he fell ir
love with an 18-year-old girl in th
foreign colony. She was a Russiar
Jewess. They were married at th
home of an Rnglish minister, anrl
lived in the Turkish capital foi
three years. The day after Christ
mas, 1918, Mr. Hawse was ordered
to sail for the United States.
A month later bis wife bravely
bjgan her journey to rejoin him
Her funds of $500 ran out when she
reached Athens in Greece. She
went without food four days ani
then sold some of her jewels and .
clothes. The United States embassy
cabled the United States withou!
success, and considered sending he
back to Russia. ' She then cabled
MrHowse's grandmother at Nash
ville. Tenn., and in 12 days reeeivco
funds to continue her journey.
$100,000 Taken in Chicago
Mail , Pouch Robbery
Chicago, Aug. 20. A mail pouch
believed . to contain money and
valuables worth $100,000 was stolen
today by two men from the 111th
station of the Illinois Central rail
road. ,
The robbers escaped in an auto-