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Council Operated Eiactlyas
rations Predicted in Aland
Left to Future Meeting
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Ilea I.eanrd Wire. 4
Washington Sept. 21. Firfher in-'
formation received today o the de
cision of the league of nations to
Attempt a settlement of the Aland
island dispute between Sweden and
Finland, widely hailed as a demon
stration of the efficacy of the cove
nant, discloses that the league coun
cil operated in exactly the manner
feared by the supporters of he
Lodge reservations. ' ,
Finland contended that the Aland
I land dispute is a Finnish domestic
iot an international question and
that the league had no jurisdiction
therein. The league council rcject
n! the Finnish contention, oro-
nonnced the question international
and appointed a commission to re
port findings as the basis of a fu
ture league decision awarding the
isTands to one nation or the other.
The council decision was hawed
on the provision of the covenant
that "if the dispute between the
parties is claimed by one of them,
and is found by the council to arise
out bf a matter which by interna
tional law is solely within the do
mestic jurisdiction of that party,
the council shall so report, and shall
Claim Guarantee Lacking. .
American opponents of the 'Wil
son coveuant have contended, that
..hterc is no guarantee therein' the
rotinrit would nronotince immiera-
tion a domestic question anil' refuse
to take jurisdiction, lor example ot
the controversy between Japan and
the United States over the exclusion
of Japanese frbm this country. To
atert the danger of the ; United
States , being compelled ta submit
'such a dispute ttf the league . for
decision, one oF the Loflge reserva
tion! provided that American fin
migration and other domestic ques
tions should be exempt from the
jurisdiction of the league.- ' N
Filand-.las furnished the first ex
ample of a nation being required to
submit to the league a dispute re
garded as a purely domestic ques
tion. 5 .
In this connection, the Republi
can Publicity association called at
tention to the movement oil- foot in
Japan to bring the immigration dis
pute with the United States before
the league,' If Japan should take
jhis- step, and the league should as
sume jurisdiction, the United States
would be invited to become a mem
ber of the, league for the purpose
of settling the dispute.
Big Question. '
"Suppose the United States should
accept the invitation and thereby as
sume membership obligations," says
the association. "Assume that we
on, and the council is unable tq ar
rive at a unanimous report regard
ing the dispute and the members of
the league take action and render a
majority report which does, not meet
with the sanction of he United
States. We are told by the league
of nations, for example, that we may
no longer ' exercise our sovereign
.rights to exclude Japanese immi
grants. - What then? The Pacific
,coast states rise m righteous wrath
and repudiate the findings of the
league. Shall we support them or
"Shall we enforce the judgment pf
the league as against our own peo
ple? n the prfcscnt state of mind
of the Pacific, coast . states . that
might come perilously near inciting
civil war. But how should we con
form. our refusal to ' abide by the
judgment of the league? By overt
act? "Then we shall be deemed to
have committeed an act of War
against all other members of the
league. And if we shut our dqors to
Japanese immigration, would we not
thereby create casus belli in1 which
the judges in the case, to make their
judgment good, might side with
Japan in the conflict thus provoked?
"Much the same situation would
arise if we refused to accept the ob
ligations of membership rtr the
league for the purpose of the 'dis
pute, except in this instance-Japan
would undoubtedly be . forewr-ncd
bf the judgment of the council of
the league, hence forearmed for the
fray w4u'ch might be precipitated
by a decision adverse to our inter
ests. - '
"Our recourse lies in serving no
tice on the world of our unalterable
opposition to foreign control of our
domestic -question. That notice can
be 'most forcibly emphasized ., by
stamping the miserable Wilsoiv crea
tion into the muck of cvrrmsting
oblivion, and in the accomplislvient
the Pacific coast states must assist.
On the issue of the league Mr. Cox
and Mr. Wilson are 'absolutely as
one." " v v -
Dividend Is Passed.
New York. Sect. 21. Directors of
the Central Leather company, at
meeting here today, passed the uual
quarterly- dividend bl li per cent
on compion stock in view of con
tinued depression in the leather and
shoe industries and the desirability
cf conserving the cash resources of
'Stunt Aviator Who
, Thrilled Crowds' at
f State Fair s Killed
I .Syracuse,' NV-Y., Sept. 21.
Harry J. (Tex) McLaughlin, 28,
who ;was struck by the propeller
of his airplane while performing
, stunts at the NewYorkstate fair
Saturday, died yesterday.
' The finale of his exhibition was
changing from one plane to ; an
other in the air. McLaughlin stood
on the framework of a plane wlile
rjiolher, from which a rope lad
der dangled, flew above. Satur
day as McLaughlin gra.iped the k
ladder and started to climb the
.windablew him against the propejr
'Icr. of tlic lower machine.
During the war he served as an
aviation instructor at Kelley field,
, Advisory Body
.Of 40 Members
Twenty-Four Men and 16
Women on New Committee
Named : by Republican
New York, Sept. 21. Will H.
Hays, chairman of the republican
national committee, tonight an
nounced the appointment cf an ad
visory campaign committee of '40
members which, he said, isj recruited
"from every faction within the
party" and proves that "the great
partv ot the Lnion is uicleea a
unit." . . r!
Twenty-four men "and 16 .women
comprise the committee. Mr. Hays
declared the personnel of the com
mittee indicates that "absolute har
mony" exists within the republican
ranks, and he calls attention to the
fact that former candidates for the
republican presidential nomination
and their managers, as well as for
mer progressives, have consented to
serve. The personnel is: '
wiiiiani ji. lair, Liiaries k
Hughes. Herbert Hoover. Senator
Miles Poindexter, former Senator A.
J. Bevcridge, former) Senator Joseph
A.' Dixon of Montana, Gov. F. O.
Lovvden of Illinois, Gov. William C.
Sproul of Pennsylvania.' Gov. Peter
Norbecy of South Dakota, Gov.
Thomas E. Campbell of Arizona,
Gov.-R. D. Carrey of Wyoming, Col,
William Cooper Proctor of Cincinr
nati, one of the campaign managers
for Major General Wood, Oscar S.
Strauss, New York; W. F. Brown,
Toledo, Senator Harding's floor
manager, at Chicago; Judge xvm.'.P.
Bynum, .Greensboro, N. C; Mai.
Frank H. Knox, Manchester, N. H.,
floor manager for Wood at Chicago;
Wm. L, Hutchinson, Indianapolis,
president of the Carpenters and Join
ers union , of North America.
Harriet E. Vittun, Chicago, chair
man of the women's division in the
Wood pamptygn; Mrs. C. T. Gurn
efcy, Independence. Kan., president
cf the Daughters of 'the American
Revolution; Mrs.' Lillian Russell
Moore. Pittsburgh; Congressman
John I." Nolan, San Francisco, for
mer manager for Senator Johnson;
William H. Lewis, Boston; Mrs.
Albert Bruoggeman, St. Louis; MrsH
F, P. Bagley, Boston; Mrs. Thomas
C. Carter, Washington, D. C: Miss
Margaret Cobb, Boise, Ida.; R. A.
Eddy.- Augusta, Me.; Mrs. E. F.
Fieckcrt, Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. Guy
P. Gannet, Augusta, Mc.; Mrs. Solo
nian Hirsch, Portland, Ore.; Mrs.
George Poffenbarger, Charleston,
W. Va.; J. C. Shaffer. Chicago Wil
liam Sacks, St. Louis; Mrs. ''Max C
Sloss. San rrancisco; Mrs. C. A.
Severance. St. Paul; H. WWilkin-'
srni, New York; Henry C. Wallace,
Dcs Moines. Ia.; Miss Maude Vet-
ntore, Prividencc. K. I.: Miss J3tna
West. Port Huron. Mich.: Mrs.
Theodoijc Youmans, Waukesha, Wisv
Chairman Hays, speaking ot ins
recent trio through the west, said
"There are lots of Castle Hills in
the west. Castle Hill is a towTi in
Maine which the other day cast 101
votes 100 republican and one demp'
crattc. The postmaster seems ' to
have stood firm " ,
Cox to Comolete
. Tour With Airplane
Washington; - sept. 1. uovernor
Cox will complete his presidential
campaign with' a whirlwind tour of
the country aboard an airplane, .if
Thomas J. Kelly of Akron. O.. is
acquainted with the tacts. Mr. Kel
ly in Washington yesterday was
quoted as saying he is making the
According to the plan as outlined,
Governor Cox is to start from "ew
York the second week i i October
and will not only fly frcin city to
city in Pennsylvania, Ohio and 111
diana. but from hotel top to hotel
top wherever that Is possible.
During this : tour, according to
Kelly, the presidential candidate is
tQ .visit Washington. , Mr. Kelly left
last night for New Yprk and it was
understood that he would see mem
bers of the democratic - national
committee. Democrats in Washing
ton said they had not heard of the
Six Arrested in Gigantic ,
Auto Theft Scheme
Detroit, Mich., Sept, 21. Charged
with shipping more than $200,000
aorth of automobiles stolen in De-
troir through eastern ports to Scan
dinavian countries, Six Detroit per
sons, one of them a woman, have
been arrested here and are being
held by federal authorities under the
Dyer interstate automobile theft act.
i u waj announced loaay.
Of Probe M
Senate Committee to .Invest!
gate Alleged Use of Govern
ment Publications' to Help
" Democratic Candidate.
Call Department Heads
By The Associated rrea.
Washington, Sept. 71. Extension
of the senatorial investigation into
campaign. expenditures to jnclude
inquiry into charges ofv.use of gov
ernmental publications in the inter
ests of the democratic presidential,
candidate and the league of nations
was announced tonight by Chairman
Kenyon bf the set.ite investigating
committee, which resumes its hear
ings tomorrow. : a ," , ' '
In making his announcement, after
a lengthy conference with. Senator
Reed of Missouri, democratic mem
ber of the committee, Senator Ken
yon said that a subpoena had been
issued for Philander P. Claxtor,
commissioner of eMucation.
Subpoenas also were issued for
the appearance of several depart
mental heads of the government to
be questioned regarding alleged as
sessments of federal employes for
Chairman Kenyon said Commis
sioner Claxton would be asked con
cerning an editorial appearing in
School Life, a publkation. issued by
the bureau of education; vjhich, Sen
ator Kenyon said, was "decidedly fa
vorable to Governor Cox." Mem
bers of the committee, it is under
stood, also contemplate inquiry into
alleged circulation under govern
ment frank of political speeches.
Probe German Propaganda.
Announcement also was made thai
the committee ' would inquire into
the alleged German propaganda
claimed to have beciv circulated in
support of certain pfiical candi
dates. So far, it was siiid, no wit
nesses to be questioned along that
line ,had been summoned, although
some arc under consideration.
Only two members of the, com
mittee, Senators Kenyon and Reed,
had reached Washington tonight.
but Senator; Pomeranc democrat,
Ohio, notified, the. chairman that he
would be here tomorrow. Senator
Edge, republican? New Jersey, is
not expected before Thursday while
Senator Spencer, republican, Mis
souri, probably will not be present.
Thompson First Witness.
William Boyce Thompson; chair
man of the ways and means com
mittee of the republican national
committee, according to Senator
Kenyon, is" expected to be called
first tomorrow. Others are Wil
liam Barnes of New York; Charles
MsDonald and Edward Stokes.
chairman of the New Jersejr demo
cratic and republican state commit
fees, respectively r-G. T. Carroll of
Elizabeth, N. T., president of the
National Retail Liquor Dealers' as
sociation of America; James .
Gerard of New York, eastern treas
urer for the democratic national
Lcommittec, and Herbert S. Hous
ton, treasurer ct the league to en
force peace. m
Senator- Kenvon announced that
the committee wuld visit St. Louis,
probably the first of next week, to
inquire into charges already pre
sented to trie committee, involving
Democratic National Committee
man Goltra of Missouri and al
leged payment of expenses of dele
gates to the democratic national con
vention at San trancisco. senator
Kenyon said, however, the commit
tee would not spend more than oi.e
day in St. Louis.
Results of Special
Vote Is Very Light
Polls for the special election on
constitutional amendments closed at
9 o'clock last night. Sufficient re
turns from the various precincts had
not been received up to that time to
indicate how the rote was going.
Less interest was shown in this
election than at any special election
ever held in Douglas county. Up
until noon the most votes cast in any
precinct were 16, this being at ti.e
fire station at Dundee, the 10th vot
ing district' of the Tenth ward. Of
that ntlmber 12 were men and four
Mayibr and Mrs. Ed P. Smith were
among the voters at the fifth pre
cinct of the Fourth ard in t':c city
Irish Officer Wounded
While Making an Arrest
- DubliiK Sept. 21. Reports record
ed the snooting of Sergeant Mc
Guire at Fcrbane while making an
arrest. He was taken to a hospital
in a critical condition. .
Constable Donoghue was wound-
from ambush at Newcastle and
led. A nublican at Balingass was
fired upon and wounded seriously
yesterday, while a constable was
wounded at the same time. Two
cfvilians, while passing the barracks
in Abbevfeale, County Limerick,
tailed (o, halt when challenged. The
police fired, wounding both.
Peace Conference Meets.
Washington', ' Sept. 21. Sessions
of the peace commissions of Roland
and soviet Russia were scheduled to
begin at S p. m. at Riga, according
to .official information to ttjc State
Publish Sent to
J'.'ir Due to
OV ,v(- To.' Cnf 91 Til,,
,.irid News, a weekly sensational
' -publication, Monday began servr
ing a year s sentence, imposid by .
the district court upon hiss con
fiction fpr libel.' 1
. The sentence was imposed neai
ly a year ago but Drbst forfeited
his appearance bond and kept him
self within the t confines of Illi
nois. "1 -A
requisition, for his return to
Iowa wasy honored by Governor
Lctyden. t "
Heavy Guard Is .
Federal Officers Take Utmost
Precautions to Prevent Rep
etition of Wall Street Dis
aster After Warning. ,
New York, Sept. 21. The New
York customs house today was under
the heaviest guard in its history, be
cause' of the warning received yes
terday that the Wall street explo
sion last Thursday would be fol
lowed this afternoon with blowing
up of the great government struc
ture. Although both federal aud local
authorities were inclined to regard
as a hoax the postcard recejved by
Collector Edwards, setting 2 o'clock
as the hour for the second expltn.
sion, they took no chances.
Office workers, making their way
down the canyon, of lower Broad
way this morning, found scores of
coast guards, carrying rifles and
side arms entcrin the customs house.
In addition, scores of United States
customs guards were on duty. Every
one entering the structure was close
ly questioned. ' ' .
Federal and police authorities this
morning admittedly were as far as
ever from a solution of the mystery
surrounding the explosion that
spread death and destruction in Wall
street last Thursday
Hope of developments from ques
tioning Edwin P. Fischer, lawyer
and former employe of the French
high commission, and 'Alexander
Brailovskty Russian journalist, went
glimmering, with the commitment of
the former for psychopathic obser
vation in Bellevue hospital and the
unconditional ' release of the latter
after authorities had satisfied them
selves that he had nothing to do
with the tragedy.
An epidemic of "sudden illness"
and "visits from out-of-town rela
tives" was particularly noticeable
among customs house -employes an4J
lwoer Manhattan workers this morn
ing. William ("Big Bill") H. Edwards,,
collector of internal revenue, was'
ea-iy at work, however, and asserted
that 2 o'clock would find him at his
desk. Although also regarding the
postcard warning as a joke, he de
clared that "everthfng the law al
lows" has been done to safeguard
the lives of workers in the building.
Jack Pickford Sued ,
For Dresses Ordered
Before Wife's Death
Paris. 'Sept. 21. Jack Pickford is
being sued, for $30,000 by five dress
making houses which allege the
money is due them for gowns and
other garments ordered by his wife,
Olive Thomas, whose subsequent
death from mercurial ppisoning was
a sensation to the entire world.
The gowns, ' it is alleged, were
ordered by the late Miss Thomas in
the week preceding the poisoning.
Olive spen much of her time in the
most sumptuous of the idressmaking
establishments. She had ordered
fifty dresses and three fur coats, one
of ermine and one seal and one of
mink. She had had but two fittings
and none of the garments had been
delivered. "The , claimants, however,
argue that orders were definitely
given, and threaten to seize Pick
ford's trunks for surety unless he
makes payment before he leaves
Paris. i .
It was stated here today that the
$300,000 insurance carried on the
late star was held by the motion pic
ture producer to whom she was un
der contract. It was jointly writ
ten by several large New York un
derwriters. State Given Choice of Two '
Tracts as Fish Nursery Site
Lincoln,' Sept. 21. (Special.)
The tate is given its choice between
two five-acre tracts of land on
Verdigris creek, a mile and a half
northeast of Royal, to be donated as
the site of a fish nursery for which
the last legislature conditionally ap
propriated $2,500. Two different con
tracts have been turned over to the
governor by W. W. Cole of Neligh.
One piece of land is owrned by
Clarence Dickeman and the other by
Adolf Millen. Money to purchase
one of the tracts .has been raised by
subscriptions among the citizens of
Royal and vicinity, and is on deposit
with one of the banks there.
Secretary of Republican
State Committee Taken 111
Lincoln, Sept. 21-(Special.)
Secretary Clyde H. Barnard of the
republican state committee was
taken ill while at his home in Table
Rock and a letter to the "State head
quarters says he is in bed under the
care of a physician. It is expected
that he will be out again in a short
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Day Set Apart
By Governor to
Honor Red Men
Citizenstof State, and Schools
Especially? Urged to Observe
Friday as American
Lincoln, Sept. 21. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie, in deference to
an expression of the legislature a
year and a half ago,, has designated
next Friday as American Idnian
day. He requests its observance
throughout the state, in the follow
The study of the history of the
American Indian, who must be re
garded as the first inhabitant of
the continents of North and South
America, is of great interest, espe
cially to the minds of the young
er students in our schools. There
is .a peculiar charm in reading the
habits and manners of those
primitive tribes that fascinates
and holds attention of the reader.
We have a large number of the
remote descendants of those prim
eval inhabitants of America yin J
considerable degree, the customs
of the present civilization. They'
arc living under and are subject
' to our constitution and laws and .
have been found in all of our Tate
wars actively supporting1 our gov
ernment. That we may give public recog
nition and appreciation of thele
facts, we have set .apart the lalt
Friday in September-las American
Indian day.. I, therefore, as gov
ernor of the state of Nebraska,
call attention to Friday, the 24th
day of September, 1920, as Ameri
can Indian day and recommend
that it be so observed :b'y the peo
ple and especially the schools of
the state. , '
Well Known Stockman
Is Sued For Divorce
San Francisco, Sept. 21. Suit for
divorce was filed here today against
D. O. Lively, one of the most widely
known stock raisers of the country,
by Mrs. Edna S. Lively. Mrs. Lively
alleges desertion and cruelty.
Freshman Is Paralyzed
As Result of Hazing Row
Emporia, Kan., Sept. 11. Andy
McCoy of Wichita,-.Kan., a freshman
in the .College ofEmporia here, is
paralyzed below the waist as a re
sult, it is said, of hazing by upper
class men. He was struck with a
Long Succeeds Niblick.
Washington, Sept. 21. Rear Ad
miral Andrew Long, who has been
in command of division Four of the
Atlantic fleet, has been made di
rector of naval intelligence, succeed
ing Rear Admiral Tiber C. Niblick,
recently assigned as naval attache
i . - i i . i
A Restless Nidit
Lord Mayor- Enters 40lh Day
of Hunger Strike in Very
London. Sept. 21. Lord Mayo
MacSwnecy of Cork passed a very
restless night at Brixton prison,
where he entered, this morning, the
40th day of his hunger strike, ac
cording to a bulletin issued by the
Irish Self-Determination league. He
had some sleep, but it was quite fit
ful, and he was very , weak this
morning, the bulletin stated.
When asked the direct question
whether MacSwiney i was being fed,
a home office official said this morn
ing: "Not that we know of, but you
must remember his relatives have
free access to him."
This is the first time officials have
qualified the statement; that as far
as the government's doctors know,
the lord mayor is not receiving
The prison physician reported this
morning that MacSwiney was con
siderably weaker than he was yes
terday. Many Attend Funeral
"Services for Thomas,
Late Bee News Editor
The body of Charles Ladd Thomas
was laid in its final resting place
in Forest Lawn cemetery yesterday.
The majestically solemn, almost
triumphal funeral service of the
Episcopal church was read by the
Rev Thomas Cassady in All Saints
church, of which Mr. Thomas was a
member and of whose last pastor,
the Rev. T. J. Mackay, he was a
close and lifelong friend. The front
of the church was entirely filledwith
Men and women from all walks
of life; prominent professional and
business men, federal, county and
city officials and newspapermen,
filled the church and shed tears over
their friend's departure.
Active pallbearers were associates
of Mr. Thomas on The Bee, of
which he was news editor. They
were Victor B. Smith, Fred S. Hunt
er, A. K. Donovan, R. A. Carring
ton, Doane Powell and Herman
Honorary pallbearers were Con
gressman A. W: Jefferis, Col. T. W.
McCullough, Charles S. Young,
Charles Gardner, S. G. V. Griswold
and Victor Rosewater.
Contracts for State Supplies
Made at Reduced Prices
Lincoln,' Sept. 21. (Special.)
Contracts for supplies at state insti
tutions during the last quarter of
IJiJO are being awarded by the
board of control. Some of the
prices on flour, groceries, meats and
other foodstuffs are lower than those
submitted at the last previous let
ting. Sugar and coffee are among
the articles on which a marked rc-
ductipn is shown, " r " n
Of Califqrnia Is
Killed by Auto
Federal Prohibition Enforce
ment Officer, on Way to
State Convention, Dies
, as Machine Turns.
j Stockton;( Cal., Sept. 21. Loren A.
Handleyof'"tos Angeles, prohibition
enforcement officer for California,
met his death in an automobile ac
cident near here late last night, but
it was not' until early today that
identification of the body was defi
nitely established. Handley was 39
years old and married.
Handley left San Francisco yes
terday afternoon for Sacramento,
where he was to preside over the
session of the democratic state con
vention, which opens its session to
day. The driver of the car, who
said he did not know the name of
his passenger, asserted the accident
was caused by the machine over
turning on the highway. Handlcy's
neck was 'broken, but the driver of
the car was uninjured.
Handley was born at Franklin,
Ind., and was graduated from
Princeton university in 1904. In
1905 he was called to the ;hair of
mental and moral philosophy ,at Em
poria college, Kansas." In 1907 he
came to California and was a mem
ber of the faculty of Occidental col
lege, Los Angeles. Later he inter
ested himself in politics in that
city and was elected to various mu
nicipal positions. Before being ap
pointed federal prohibition enforce
ment officer for the state a few
months ago he was president of the
Los Angeles board of public works.
It had been expected in many
quarters that Handley would pre
side and deliver the keynote address
at the democratic state convention
at Sacramento today.
Intercept Prisoners in
Attempt to, Break Jail
,. Granl Island, Ne"b'' Sept. 21.
(Special Telegram.) Attracted by
the unusual presence of a piece of
blanket on top of .the bathroom cell
in the county jailr Keeper Wickwere
investigated and found that brick
had been removed from the wall be
hind a radiator. Carl Clinton and
Charles Calian, federal prisoners
brought to the Hall county jail for
safe keeping after a similar attempt
at Hastings, confessed to the at
tempt to escape. A finger nail file
ws the only instrument they had
used. They are now occupying
.Wednesday fair and cooler.
A a. m ,.M 1 p. m S7
A a. m.... 67 t p. m 87
7 a. m 68 S p. m 88
a. m 1 4 p. in
9 a. m 78 ft p. m 88
10 a. m 1...8C 8 p. m..t S.I
11 a. in.,... 84 1 p. m 81
12 noon, . , , ..86 p. m.uk,.,.,.9
All Vessels Destined for Mexi
can and Central Amcri
can Ports Are Held
Tide" High Above Normal
New Orleans, La., Sept. 21 Al
though weather observers lure were
without further definite information
regarding the tropical disturbance
expected to reach parts of the Texas
and Louisiana coast today, all pre
cautions were being taken in this
section for the coming of the storm.
Shipping interests were holding
back all vessels destined to Mexicaa
or Central American ports and ad
vising extreme caution on the part
cf the masters now at sea.
More than a dozen steamers were
being held at Port Eads. One ves- .
sel reported having been informed
that the fishing fleet which usually
dots the Campeche banks had re
ceived warning in time and had
scurried to port.
A heavy rain here and along trie
coast was attended by only slight
winds early today. .
. The usual exodus of late vacation
ists and summer residents started
today from Mississippi sound re
sorts. Trains from the fiishing and
hunting camps of the coast have
been crowded since first warning of
.The barometer here at 8 a. m,
was' 29.88, practically the same as
12 hours before.
Considerable significance was at
tached at the weather bureau to the
ticjal reporfrom Galveston. At R
o'clock last night the tide there wa
six above normal and 'at 8 a. in.
today it was 1.6 above.
Washington, Sept. 21. The weath
er bureau in a bulletin at 6 p. m.
reporting the progress of the tropi
cal storm in the gulf of Mexico, de
clared the disturbance was continu
ing ' its northwestward movement
and conditions over the area pre
viously warned (from New Orleans
to Corpus Christi) remained threat-.
The bulletin said:
"At 4 p. m. today pressure is fall
ing along the Gulf coast from Mo
bile to Corpus Christi with greatest
change over east Texts and west
Louisiana coast. Disturbance fcon
tinues to move northwestward and
conditions remain . tfireatening over
area previously warned.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 21. The
barometer here at 12 o'clock "was
29.88 inches, 4 points below the 7
a.'sm. reading. The wind was blow
ing.at 32 miles an hour from the
northwest. The tide was 2.5 feet
above themean low reading, a rise
of .9 since the 7 o'clock reading.
Moderate swells were coming in
from the southeast. , .
All live stock had been moved hf
from the island farms by noon today
and merchandise had been placed
above possible high water. Indica
tions at this hour were that the cen
ter of the disturbance would go
somewhere to the westward of Gal
veston. - . .','.
All shipping in port made , fast.
Weather bureau warnings of the pos
sibility of the blow reaching this
section of the Texas coast were sent
Fear Steamers in Storm.
, Mobile,' Ala., Sept. 21. Fear that
two steamers engaged in the fruit
trade might have encountered the
hurricane reported nead the Ruca
tan channel was expressed here to
day in marine circles. The steamer
Vera left Mobile on September 17,
and the H. F. Dimmick the follow
ing day, bound for Honduras, thei'c
usual route carrying them through
the Yucatan channel, where the
storm center is said to be located.
Man Plays Piano for
106 Hours at Stretch'
London, Sept. 21. A world's rec
ord for continuous piano playing
has been established her? by Alfrec
Kcnfp, a former University of Chi
cago student, who played without
stopping for 106 hours. The former
record was 105 hours. It was held
in New Zealand.
' Milk and fish comprised his diet
during the stunt. He used smelling .
salts frequently. When not eating
or drinking he chewed tobacco. He.
did not take any drugs. His hands
were swollen to twice their normal
size when he finished. They had no
sense of feeling. The keyboard1 of
the piano was frequently sprayed
with mentholated spirits to prevent
his fingers from craclang.
Colored Candidate Holds
Lonesome Convention '
Sacramento, Sal., Sept. 21. Five
political conventions were held here
instead of the four originally expect
ed, for in addition to the republican,
democratic, prohibitionist and , so
cialist delegates on the scene, one
lone progressive, who qualified at
the August primary, called for his
credentials and went into session by
iHe was John W, Fowler, colored,
candidate for the assembly from
Alameda count '
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