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VOL. 50 ..NO. 59.
Government Officials Probe
Reports Quoting English Pre
mier as Saying Policy of U.
MAY TAKE STEPS TO
Recent Developments in Russ
Polish , Struggle Tend to
I Prove Stand of America Is
' - Correct, Leaders Declare.
EIGHT NIGHT EIGHT
thiraco Tribune-Omaha Ue Leaard M ire.
Washington, Aug. 24. President
Wilson's attention was called today
to the report from Lucerne quoting
Premier Lloyd George of England
as describing the present policy of
the United States toward Russia as
. inconsistent with the president's dec
laration with regard to the Prinkipo
The president was reported to be
very much interested in the alleged
interview with the British premier,
f so, much so, in fact, that the State
I department is endeavoring to con-
T frrm the statement. Jf Lloyd
ueorgc said it, jt is believed that the
president will take steps to make
it clear to the world that the Ameri
can policy toward Russia now is
not inconsistent with its policy at
the time of the Prinkipo conference.
.State department officials Would
not discuss the published interview
With Lloyd George for several rea-
f ' sons. One was that they were not
A aware of its authenticity and a sec
1 one was that they did not wish to
A engage in any controversy in the
press with the British premier.
Will Refute Utterance.
The, president's attention was di
rected to the interview by Secretary
Tumult', who sent it to the White
House from the executive office
early in the day. Mr. Tumulty
made no comment, but it was ap
parent both at the White House and
1 State department that the utterance,
if authenticated,. would be refuted.
The S.tate department feels that the
attitude of thfc government toward
Russia has been entirely consistent.
It was pointed out in an official
quarter that the Prinkipo conference
; referred to in the published interview
with Lloyd George ind in which the
United tSates agreed to participate,
was designed to bring together the
struggling factions in Russia. It was
an effort to settle a family quarrel.
But the recently proposed conference
at Londdn, in which the United
States did not agree to participate,
! was a proposal of an entirely differ-
. ent character, .designed' as a general
peace conference with soviet Russia.
Administration officials believe
that developments to date in the
Russian-Polish war have clearly
demonstrated that the Russian red
menace is . not strong enough to
crush the potential resistance of the
European states. This makes clear,
they, contend, that the American
policy of opposition to the soviet
government and in support of the
integrity of Russia pending restorta-
v, tioa of a national ;
I rcct and wise.
V Defeat I
govcrnmcnt, is cor-
The Polish government, it is stat
ed, entered upon an aggressive war
against soviet Russia, even though,
as is claimed by Poland, its action
was in anticipation oi attack by
" Moscow, for objects in the attain
ment of which the Polish, people
lacked the enthusiasm of their lead
ers. As long ss slight resistance
was encountered, it is pointed out,
the PolisU offensive was successful.
The Polrstl advance, however,
aroused the national consciousness
of Russia, united contending ele
ments of the Russian turmoil in sup
port of the red army and resulted in
a crushing defeat to the Poles.
At this point, it is affirmed, the
bolshevik leaders sought to avail
themselves of the nationalist support
inspired by the Polish attack to gain
thei rown aggressive ends in con
tradistinction to the interests of Rus
sia. With the victorious red army
they sought to invade Poland and
crush her as a nation in a first step
toward carrying out the gcnet.l plan
oi hostility and menace to European
It is declared that the sequence
of events makes it undeniably clear
that the chief desire of the peoples
of Europe is to settle down to nor
mal life, this being equally true of
(Continued on raae Two. Column Two.)
T " J M r..i.
On Hunger Strike, Said
To Be Very Sick Today
London. Aug. 24. Lord Mayor
Terence MacSweney of Cork, who
has refused food since he was ar
rested in Cork on a charge of sedi
tion 13 days ago, was reported in an
extremely critical state this morn
ing, although conscious, in Brixton
. At the home office it-was said the
decision of .the government naa not
been altered and MacSweney would
nor. oe reieasca.
. Protest Filed on Soldiers
In npnvp.r on Cars
Denver. Colo.. Auar. 24. Tames C.
Budger, president of the Colorado
federation-i LaDor, toaay tctc
graphed to Secretary of .War Baker
protesting against United States sol
diers riding" oh Denver street cars
and "assisting and protecting strike
breakers in the operation of cars."
"This action is likely to excite and
. . not allay the public," said Bulger s
Caln Sea-Clau Matttr lu It, I90S. it
Oaakm P. 0. Ua Act (I March (. II7S.
Of Millionaire Makes
Good as Factory Hand
Chlrafo Tribune-Omaha, He Leaded Wire.
Chicago, Aug. 24. Mildred Af
fleck, 17, wanted to chew gum.
She wanted to eat luncheons of
dill pickles, tomato salad and
charlotte russe. She wanted to
wear her hair in bales over her
ears. And she wanted a lot of
But she couldn't have them be
cause she was the pampered
daughter, the only child of a mil
lionaire, B. P. Affleck, president of
the Universal Portland Cement
Two weeks ago Mildred ordered
the family limousine and was driv
en to within a block of one of the
big mail order plants. There she
dismissed the driver and stepped
into the office as "Margaret Aus
tin." As Margaret Austin, she
got a job as a packer and she made
good.as Margaret Austin.
Today she says she likes the
work. She says it was "oh, such
fun" and "um , the pumpernicklc
bread was good."
ATTEMPT TO STOP
Bolsheviki In Region of
Lomza, Engage In Battle to
Londo"., Aug. 24. Russian bolshe
vik forces in the regions of Lomza,
about 75 miles northeast of Warsaw,
and Bialystok, about 65 miles north
west of Brest-Litovsk, are engaged
in heavy fighting against advancing
Polish legions, according to an offi
cial statement issued yesterday in
Moscow and received here today.
In the Brest-Litovsk region there
is no change in the situation, the
statement says, while further south
in the neighborhood of Vladimir
Volhynsk and near Lemberg the bat
Polish forces that tried to
seize the town hall of Kocnig
shutte, 54 miles southeast of
Oppeln, upper Silesia, on Monday,
were beaten off by security police
armed with machine guns and hand
grenades, according to a Berlin dis
patch to the London Times. The
Poles lost five killed and wounded; it
Poland Will Not Pursue
; Drive Beyond Frontiers
Washington. Aug. 24. Complete
assurance will be given the United
States, it was stated today in Polish
official circles, that Poland's victor
ious armies will not pursue their ad
vance beyond the natural frontiers
of the reconstructed republic. An
carlv communication from Warsaw
to this effect was expected by these
officials. Representations setting
forth the views of this government
have been made through the legation
at Warsaw, the State department an
nounced today, the communication
reiterating the stand taken by Secre
tary Colby in his note to the Italian
The position of the American gov
ernment, as outlined, was that the
allied and associated powers should
unite in a declaration favoring the
integrity of. Russia, such a declara
tion to be accompniaed "by the an
nouncement that no transgression by
Poland will be permitted."
The Toli'sh reply, officials said,
would set at rest any suspicions that
Poland was contemplating the pro
longation of hostilities into an offen
sive war against Russia. Assur
ances of this nature, it was added,
already had been given the soviet
government envoys at Minsk.
Boy Seriously Hurt When
Bound to Cow by Playmates
Frccport, 111., Aug. 24. Richard
cinviW aced 9. of Savanna. 111., is
in a critical condition as a result of
being bound and tied to a cow by
two playmates. The boy was dragged
for half a mile before the cow was
The New Constitution
(The Bee continues today Its explana
tions of the various amendments to the
state constitution, proposed by the state
constitutional convention and submitted to
a vote of the people at a special election
to be held September 21. This election Is
In many respects the most important held
In Nebraska In a generation. An intelli
gent ballot can be cast only after a clear
understanding of the various proposals sub
mitted. There are 41 proposals, anil each
Is submitted for separate vote.)
PROPOSITION NO. 3.
This is a new proposition. It de
clares the English language to be
the official language of the state and
provides that all official records and
business should be in said language.
It provides further that "the com
mon school branches shall be taught
in said language i public, private,
denominational and parochial
PROPOSITION NO. 4.
An amendment to sections 1-a, 1-b,
1-c of Article III. This changes the
present - constituton provisions for
the initiative and referendum. It re
duces the number of petitioners re
quired to initiate a law from 10 to 7
per cent of the total vote cast at the
preceding election; that required to
initiate a constitutional amendment
from 15 to 10 per cent; and that re
quired for a referendum from 10 to
5 per cent. The reduction in per
centage was deemed advisable on
account of the increased number of
voters due to women suffrage. It
is further provided that a law passed
by the legislature-Will be suspended
from, operation until a-vote by the
people only in case the referendum
petitions are signed by 10 per cent
of the voters; at present all refer
ended laws are suspended. It is
further provided that only the title
and not the whole law need be re.
cited in the rcferndum petition, , w
Group of Theatrical People
From New York Bring Touch
Of Broadway Into Front
Declares Citizens Do Not Want
"Trickster, Or a Shrewd
Politician" as Occupant
Of White House.
Marion, O., Aug. 24. A group of
theatrical folk brought a touch of
Broadway to Senator Harding's
front porch today and in a day filled
with jazz pledged their support of
the republican nominee.
About 20 actors and actresses
were in the delegation and they pre
sented their regards to Marion and
the Hardings in a succession of char
acteristic fetes. In a short front
porch speech, the senator expressed
his appreciation and suggested that
in the drama of American politics the
country wanted a change of bill to
do away with "one-lead activities"
and to let every citizen play his fair
Charles Evans Hughes was
another guest at the Harding home
today and he made a brief talk at
the frojit porch session, predicting
Senator Harding's election. Jn a
conference of several hours with the
nominee and Col. George Harvey of
New York, Mr. Hughes talked over
many aspects of the campaign. He
declined afterward to make any
Bring Own Music.
The theattrical delegation came
here under the auspices of the Har
ding and Coolidee theatrical league.
They brought their own jazz or
chestra and a band of 100 pieces be
sides, and began their day with a pa
rade through the down town section
Shortly before noon the arrived at
the Harding home and were cheered
along to the 'front porch through the
biggest crowd that had gathered on
the lawn since notification day.
Al Jolson, president of the theatri
cal league, did the honors as "per
manent chairman" of- the gathering.
He sang a Harding campaign song,
introduced nine .or 10 others .who
put on character stunts, and then
turning to the nominee said: "And
now, Mr. President-to-Re, what have
you to say for yourself?"
Senator Harding's reply was de
voted to a serious discussion of the
influenge of the stage, fie pleaded
for a paragraph standard for the
American theater and in addition to
suggesting the elimination of one
lead politics, he declared against the
tendency to forget American citizen
ship and to long to become "citizens
of the world."
No Tricksters Wanted.
Mr. Hughes said the American
people did not want for president a
"trickster or a shrewd politician,"
nor one who would be isolated from
the currents of popular thought, but
"a man of courage, possessed
sound common sense and who has
an apnreciation of American institu
tions." "There is no hope for the world,"
said Mr. Hughes, "unless America
can protect and maintain its own
institutions. The world cannot sur
vive unless America survives." '
The entertainment program kept
the crowd cheering and the nominee
bowing for an hour. There were
stunts or speeches by Henry Dixey,
Blanche Ring, Leo Carillo, Zena
Kecfe, Eugene O'Brien, Helen
Moyer. Texas Guinan, Lew Cody
and Margaret Namara. with many
impromptu capers by Al Jolson and
Afterward the entire party en
joyed, a chicken dinner and lawn
party at the farm of Dr. C. E. Saw
yer near Marion.
Fremont Man Dies
After Auto Accident
On Lincoln Highway
Fremont, Neb., Aug. -24. (Spe
cial - Telegram). James Monroe
died Tuesday afternoon of internal
injuries received in an automobile
accident near Valley Tuesday morn
ing. County Attorney Cook has begun
an investigation and expects to or
der a coroner's inquest. Monroe,
who was 52 years old, is survived by
his widow and four sons.
The accident occurred one mile
east of Valley when the automobile
in which Monroe and Frank Mid
daugh were riding to Omaha on the
Lincoln highway collided with an
other car, believed to have been
driven by Peter G. patron of this
city, who went on to Omaha and has
not yet returned.
Monroe suffered two broken ribs
and a broken collar bone. Middaugh,
who was driving, received deep cuts
in his arms and legs. According
to Middaugh, he made repeated at
tempts to pass the other car. the
driver refusing to give the road.
Finally, Middaugh says, he drove in
to the ditch on the left to get by and
as he swung back to the road the
other car plunged into his.
12 Arrested and Liquor
Worth $500,000 Seized
Chicago. Aug. 24. Twelve men
were arrested and whisky valued at
$500,000 seized by prohibition agents
under Maj. A. V. Dalrymple today.
The men were preparing to un
load two carloads of whisky when
the government agents, who had
been in hiding in the railroad yards,
Young Couple Weds
In Public During
Fall Market Week
Before assembled visiting mer
chants in Omaha during the Mer
chants' Market Week, Miss Agnes
Nedcrost and John D. Pavalik of
Verdigre, Xeb., were married in the
cafeteria of the M. E. Smith cor
pany at noon jesterdav. the h
John K. Poucher, pastor of the Fii. .Ckj,of
Methodist church of San Francisccv.-' ' , p !'
performed the ceremony. v.-t-i;'i"" "
The marriage is the only one of
its sort ever staged during Mer
chants' Market Week in Omaha.
The romance of the young couple
was begun when young Pavalik
went into the employ of the girl's
father, V. A. Xederost of Verdigre,
.it his store.
TO GOON STRIKE
Union Demands Increase to
$1.25 an Hour, While Man
agers Say Raise Will Not
Omaha motion picture machine
operators threaten to strike with the
musicians September 1.
Demands of the operators for a
25 per cent increase in wages have
been rejected by the Theater Mana
A committee of three executives of
the operators' union visited theater
managers individually Monday night
and presented their demands in con
tract form to be signed by them.
Managers Threaten Lockout.
A lockout of operators will take
place, theater managers declare, un-
less the union mitigates n ucuwiiuj.
Operators seek $1.25 an hour, over
time $1.50. Their pay during the
past year has been on the scale of
$1 an hour. '
Organization of the union opera
tors in Omaha is said to be 100 per
Managers Are Licensed.
Under agreement with the union
managers of Omaha theaters are
licensed to operate their own pro
jecting machines, and in case of a
walkout this procedure probably will
This latest demand by the movie
operators comes at a crucial time in
the motion picture industry in Oma
ha, since the musicians' union, which
controls the orchestras in all the
downtown theaters, has already
called a strike of their men for the
first of the month.
Shows Without Music.
This union is yet undecided
whether it will even allow the the
aters to employ pipe organists.
Managers had planned to keep
music in their theaters for feature
films by operating the pipe organs
without orchestras, but the outlook
now is that movies in Omaha will
be shown to "cold" houses after
Managers of theaters say in
creases in admissions would be nec
essary in order to give the musicions
and operators the wage boost they
The Theater Managers' associa
tion, comprising the following mem
bers, John Lovcridge, Harry Watts.
Harrv Goldberg, R. S. Ballantyne,
T. E.'Kirk, E. A. Harms and A. R.
Pramcr, will fight the demands of
the union they declare.
uick Work on Part
Of Firemen Prevents
Large Loss of Life
New York. Aug. 24. Eight per
sons were injured in a fire which
trapped more than a score of fami
lies in a five-story East Side tene
ment house early today. Only quick
work by firemen and police prevent
ed a heavy losss of life, as the flames
Mvept through the building like a
Two men were seriously injured
when the flames forced them to leap
from a third floor window. The
heat was so intense that firemen
played streams of water on men,
women and children as they crowd
ed the fire escapes while awaiting
Stowaway Mike Becomes
Protege of New York Banker
New York, Aug. 24.-r-"Mikc" Gil
hooley, the persistent stowaway,
adopted by Mrs. Marion G. Curry,
a writer, when the Ellis Island au
thorities were about to ship him
Europeward for the fifth time, is
to have a new benefactor in a
"prominent New York banker," it
was announced tonight by Mrs. Cur
ry's attorney, David C. Gordon. He
said "Mike" was now with the
M rs. Curry today filed a voluntary
petition in bankruptcy, disclosing
liabilities of $111,310 and assets of
F. D. Roosevelt Speaks
In Rain at Fresno, Cal.
Fresno, Cal., Aug. 24. Franklin
D. Roosevelt, democratic nominee
for vice president, spoke bareheaded
in the rain for 30 minutes here to
day. He said that in a good many
ways Governor Cox is the Hiram
Johnson of the east and that "Gov
ernor Cox has put progressive stat
utes on the books of Ohio and has
carried them out."
Young Englishmen Plan
Return to Side Whiskers
London, Aug. 24. The ultra
smart young men of England are
plotting a return to side whiskers
such as their smug forebears of the
era wore with pride.
The young women are dead set
gainst the new "face funeus."
"No wedding bells for the whis
kered," was the pointed comment of
AUGUST 25, 1920.
MURDER OF HER
Betrays No Sign .of Emotion
As She Repeats Words
And Actions of
Paris, Aug:, 24. Betraying not a
bit of repugnance nor emotion,
Madame Bessarabo, the " postcss
slayer, has re-enacted for the police
the scene of the murder of her hus
band, the Tampico - oil magnate,
after which she showed where she
put the body in the trunk in which
it was dispatched to Nancy.
The drama took place in the same
room in the Bessarabo apartment
where the" crime took place. A life
like dummy was used to represent
the slain husband, even his mus
tache being reproduced. The origi
nal' trunk was beside the bed.
With extraordinary calm Madame
Bessarabo took a pistol loaded with
blanks and repeated from memory
the words of the quarrel which led
up to the tragedy, imiating every
shade and inflexion of her husband's
Working herself up into homicidal
fury, she screamed, seized the dum
my by the throat in such a way that
it seemed to be about to strike her,
and then fired point blank at the
Then, after bundling the dummy
corpse into the trunk and shutting
the lid, the literary murderess turned
to the police officers with a smile,
bowed and said:
"That was how I did it!"
Taken back to Lazarc prison, the
murderess and her daughter passed
Landru, charged with being a mod
ern "Bluebeard," in a corridor. Lan
dru is said to have slain 13 fiancees.
Turning to the daughter, Mada
moilsellc Jacques, Landru removed
his hat and bowed suavely.
"Delighted to have the pleasure,"
Asked later why he did not shake
hands also with Madame Bessarabo,
Landru shuddered and said:
"How fortunate I was not to have
met her before."
Four Planes Arrive
At Nome, Completing
First Half of Flight
Nome. Alaska, Aug. 24. The font
United States airplanes flying from
Mineola, N. Y., to Nome arrived
here from Ruby, Alaska, at 5:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
actual flying time from New York
was 55 hours, Capt. St. Clair Street,
head of the expedition, announced.
The hop-off on the return trip to
New Y'ork will be made in a few
Strikes Cause Dance
Artist to Hate Italy
New York, Aug. 24. "Strikes
everywhere" have so turned Rosina
Galli, premier danseuse of the Me
tropolitan Opera company, against
her native land of Italy, that she
says she docs not care whether she
ever goes back again.'
Mile Galli, returning to New Y'ork
today aboard the steamer Dante
Alisrhicri, kissed her hand to the
kStatue of Liberty and murmured, "to
Italy never .again.
Other passengers likewise report
ed labor troubles in Italy as making
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Calling the Bluff
$200,000 TO ACT IN
Financial Wizard May Look
Upon Millions of Fans
Boston, Aug. 24. Charles Ponzi's
twinkling eyes which . twinkled
brighter still when $8,000,000 came
into his stro.ng box, may yet flicker
down on millions of persons from
the moving picture screen.
For that reason the interest was
only vsual today when h: was ia
re.-.eipt of an offer of $20C,00 for a
single picture, title unannounced,
booking agency unknow .
The man who made ihs offer is
one whose identity with Russian ac
tivities '.'arncd him a discharge from
his job here and coinci!r.utally a
rather ,s'.r;ct survcillanc: from the
Department of Justice operatives.
The background for any pictures
in which the "wizard" can appear iii
the near future would be a nifty lit
tle creation of the scenic artist's art
featuring iron bars, stone walls, uni
formed turnkeys, heavy locks and
an occasional pair of handcuffs or
leg iron variety. Scenic titles:
"In East Cambridge Jail."
"Enroute From Jail to Court."
"En route From Court to Jail."
For knowing the nimblencss of
Ponzi's wits and his familiarity with
international boi-deVs, the authorities
are loath to release him from jail
until he is held by a bond that will
guarantee his appearance when he
An important development of the
case yesterday was that because of
Ponzi's evasive answers and defiant
attitude when pressed for detailed
information, minute "cross sections"
will be made by the government of
his affairs, so that practically every
step .of the way he will be con
fronted. The figures will require
absolute confirmation or denial as to
Des Moines Street
Car Men Strike For
$84,000 Back Wages
Des Moines. Aug. 24. Des Moines
long threatened street car strike be
came a reality at 1:15 this morning
when 400 motormcn and conductors
walked out under orders from the
executive committee of their union.
Union officials say the men will
not return to work until they are
paid $84,000 in back wages due them
on an increase in wages granted last
Joe Thomas Injured When
Auto Turns Over on Curve
Elgin, 111., Aug. 24. Joe Thomas,
auto racer, driving Eddie Hearne's
car in practice here this afternoon,
turned over three times on "hair
pin turn." Thomas suffered severe
cuts on the head and about the body.
He was rushed to a local hospital.
The troopers who were catled to
Denver following street rioting
growing out of the strike of train
men employed by the Denver Tram
way company, were placed aboard
street cars Sunday following wreck
ing of a car in Globeville, a suburb.
Soldiers, carrying rifles, are sta
tioned on each street car.
Bulger announced he had received
an acknowledgment of his message
from the War department, with the
information that the matter was be
ing taken up with the secretary of
Meet Joday to. Discuss Plans
To Break Deadlock
Both Sides Work Out
By JOHN STEELE.
w York Tlmm-Chloago Tribune Cble,
Cop right, 1830.
Dublin, Aug. 24. Mr. Lloyd
George's challenge to responsible
elements in Ireland will be taken up
today when the Irish peace con
ference assembles in the ancient as
sembly rooms in Dublin to try to find
a way out of the present conditions
and the consequent political dead
lock. The prime minister has prom
ised to consider any proposal short
of separation of Ireland from the
empire that may be put forward by
any one in Ireland who is able to
deliver the goods.
Business men of south and west
Ireland, political leaders, former
unionist supporters and even some
representatives of LUster are com
ing together in the hope of working
out a formula which will be accept
able to all factions in Ireland and
at the same time can be granted by
Not Elected , Delegates.
It will not be a convention o'.
elected delegates, but will be a gath
ering of representative men from all
parts of the country. Among thoSc
who promised to participate are Lord
Shaftesbury, who owns most of the
land on which the city of Belfast is
built; the protestant bishop, Meath;
a dozen Catholic parish priests,
chairmen of chambers of commerce,
great land owners and business men
in all about 500.
In the last six weeks 19 co-operative
creameries have been wrecked
by police and soldiers as murder
reprisals and no one has been pun
ished. Many Irishmen frankly are
despairing of the situation.
Capt. Henry Harrison declares he
believes the policy of the British gov
ernment is to give Ireland "a thor
ough cool" during the parliamentary
recess by coercion, arson and assas
sinations. This policy, he says, may last six
months, but won't break the spirit
of the Irish, and, at its end. Great
Britain, he believes, will have to
come to some solution of the Irish
Find Skeleton of Young
Girl Hidden in Barn Loft
Onaw3, la., Aug. 24. The" sktle
ton of a girl probably 16 or 18 years
of age, has been found here in a
ham loft. Indications are she was
lured to the loft and murdered.
The victim's bones were covered
with quicklime and rested on a
Sioux City newspaper bearing the
date of September 7, 1917. Police
records are being scanned to ascer
tain if they contain any record of
a girl disappearing, about that date.
Fair and warmer Wednesday;
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Miss Mary Anstead, Cleveland
Girl, Breaks Bottle of Cham
pagne Over U. S. Army Bal
loon No. 1 From Craft Above.
TO ENTER IN CHICAGO
More Than 3,000 Spectators
Witness Event in Drizzling
Rain Planes Circle Above
And Pull Stunts.
"In the name of the United States
army and chief ofthe air service, I
do christen thee U. S. army balloon
With these words pretty Miss
Mary Anstead, 15 years old, of (
Cleveland, O., broke a bottle if
Muinm's extra dry champagne as
she ascended in a second balloon
and the precious contents of the bot
tle dropped upon the envelope of the
U. S. No. 1, thereby christening the
first balloon constructed at the fort.
More than 3,000 Omahans wit
nessed thee eremonies which rivaled
any ship's christening. Long before
it was time forthe giant gas bag to
be released from its moorings, men,
women and children assembled ou
the parade grounds to get a glimps
of the blimp which will represent
Omaha in the international balloon
races, scheduled to be held from
Chicago September 11. Three aero
planes circled over the grounds
which made the event resemble
maneuvers at an aviation training
The Fort Crook band provided
the music forthe occasion.
Take 1,000 Feet of Movies.
A drizzling rain began about 3:30
o'clock, but in spite of this the crowd
remained for the christenine. Three
moving picture men clicked off more t
man i,uuu icci ui nuu ui uf.ai,
while an army of photographers
took pictures of the participants.
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, accom
panied by his son, O. C. Wood, and
a half dozen army officers from
Washington, D. C, were present.
The giant gas bag, which repre
sents more than three and one hair
miles ofe sewing, and which contains
80,000 cubiv feet of gas. was released
from the ground at 4:20 o'clock and
as it ascended, took a westernly
course. It ost the gocrnment nrofr
than $5,000 and is one of the three
army balloons entered in the big
races. It is the first blimp to be .
constructed by army officers ,and al
a government post.
Inflation Begins at 9:30.
A Squad of soldiers under the di
rection of A. Leo Stevens, civilian
instructor at the fort and designer -of
the blimp, commenced inflating
"the envelope at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday
As soon as it was inflated, the
second balloon, which carried Mis
Anstead, sponsor, was released from
the ground and allowed to ascend
over the U, S. No. 1. As the smaller
blimp topped the hugh envelop.-..
Miss Anstead (veld the bottle of
chamoaene in her left hand and in
her right she, held a gold rod which !
As tbY, contents of the bottle drop
ped on the big balloon, three aviator?
circled the blimp amid cheers of the
spectators-and dropped flowers on
the U.'S. No. 1.
Release Carrier Pigeons.
At the same moment seven carriei
pigeons were . released. The birds
('onttnued on Pae Two, Column Two.
Certifies Adoption :
Of 19th Amendment
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 24. FranV
M. Thompson,' attorney general oi
Tennessee, announced today thai .
Governor A. H. Roberts at 10:2C
o'clock this morning certified Ten
nessee's ratification of the suffrage
amendment, sending the certification
to Secretary of State Colby my mail.
The announcement was made
after Chief Justice Lansden of the
state supreme court, on petition o:
the attorney general, had granted ."
writ of certiorari and supersedeas
virtually taking proceedings in th
injunction case brought to prevei:'
certification out of the hands cf
Judge Langford in the county chan
cery court. Justice Lansden or
dcred all records in the case before
the supreme court for review. .
Attorney General Thompson de
clared the action of Justice Lansden
vacated the injunction granted bv .
the lower court and it was. on th?
express . opinion that the governc:
tertified ratification to Washington
Argument by the attorney genen I
on his motion that the suprcnu
court take jurisdiction was made be
fore Justice Lansden last night
the justice's home. Opponents"
ratification charge that the proceed
ings violate the rules of the suprem
court in that the other party was noi
notified that the hearing was to li
Bootleggers Use Eggs
Now to Express LiquoK'
Washington, Aug. 24. EgspjJav
be all riirhr tn chin wli,'tL K t.
baggage smashers must handle the
. . V"" t a station in i(f!
Virginia yesterday some of the egg -broke
and it became a matter k
the prohibition inspector. He fouim
four cases of eggs.
The insnertor rmnrlln K.
khibition commissioner's office todsr
saia mat eacn egg had been care
fully "blown" from th .1.-11 A....
whisky had been poured in the apcr-
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