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VOL. 50 NO. 102.
ki J Newspaper
Omaha Becomes Executive
Headquarters of $3,000,000
ing Book Stock.
H.H.Fish Heads Loncem
Through the purchase yesterday
of the paper and pulp mills of the
Menasha , Paper Co., Ladysmith,
Wis., by the Western Newspaper
union. Omaha becomes the execu
tive' headquarter of a new $3,00,000
corporation, and, tor the first time
in its history, tbe headquarters and
home office of one of the largest
book paper mills in the west.
When paper became so scarce and
difficult to obtain a few months ago,
II. II. Fish, president of the West
ern Newspaper Union, determined
that the solution of the problem of
getting sufficient paper to serve cus
tomers of the Western. . Newspaper
'Union jobbing branches 'was to ac
quire paper quills to be owned and
ufperated by his company. A care
ful survey of the field was made to
select a mill that should be best
suited as to product and most con
venient as to location. '
Following this survey, two months
ago negotiations were begun with
the Menasha Paper Co., for the
purchal of its book paper mills lo
cated at and contiguous to Lady-
smith, Wis, These negotiations
were consummated yesterday at Mil
waukee in the sale of all property
of the Menasha Paper Co., to a
subsidiary company of the Western
Newspaper Union, which has been
organized as the Great Western
jCo. The consideration is re
V reported to be in excess of
VjOO.000. f !
Move Headquarters Here.
Officers of . the Great Western
Paper Co. are: H. H. Fish, president;
1. B. Jones, vice president; C L.
H airy ? Ballou, general manager,
yGeorge S. Johnson, sales manager.
HeretDfore executive headquarters
of the Menasha Paper Co. have been"
located at the principal mill,. Lady
smith, Wis., and general sales office's
have been maintained in Chicago.
Both these offices have been discon
tinued and combined at Omaha
headquarters. The mills will be op
erated under the direction of the
Omaha officials, and the sales or-
1 ionization will be 1 in charge of
George S. Johnson, who will also
continue as director of sales for ah
; the jobbing, branches of the Western j
Newspaper union.' ' ,
Harry Ballou, general manager in
charge of operation, has been the
operating; head of the mi'ls for sev
eral years, and will continue wtth trie
new company in a more responsible
capacity, fterbert n. rub, jr., will
be assistant general manager of the
mill properties. Mr. Fish. jr.. is a
former Omaha boy, who has been
tor the past year manager. of the
Buffalo office of the Western News
paper union. -
Property Is Extensive.
The property acquired by 'the
Great Western Paper company in
this purchase is extensive and valu
able. It consists of a paper mill
with three modern paper-making
machines, t sulphite pulp plant and
groundwood plant at Ladysmith;
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Bandifs Take $50,000
From California Bank:
Oakland, Cal.', Oct. 13. Four
heavily armed bandits held up the
Bank of Alamedu county at Alvara
do today, shot and seriously wound
ed' August H. May, president of the
institution, and escaped with $50,000.
The sheriffs of Alameda and an
adjacent county immediately organ
ized posses to search for the ban
dits, who escaped in a waiting auto
mobile, which, police said, had been
stolen, froth town near Alvarado.
After shooting May twic, two ot
the robbers'araggcd.him ini a vault
.k..a mn rmnlni-M and one woman
had been; forced. TTTcy then shut
the vault door, but did not lock it.
scooped tip $50,000 in currency and
.walked quietly out of, the bank td
their automobile awaiting them with
the engine running.
Sister of Omaha Woman
Dies Ini New York Hospital
Mrs. Charktte " MacArthur, 55,
died October 7, at a hospital in New
York, where she has been ill for
some time. - .
Mrs. Mc Arthur was a sister of
Mrs. A. T. Sigwartt wife of Police
Sergeant Sigwart. She was born m
Omaha and lived here for 30 years.
She is survived by her mother and
stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. P. Terkerl
son. 1113 South Sixth street, Omaha.
Funeral will be held at St. Philo
' mena's church, the time not yet de
Funeral Services of Jacob;
Denton Held at Los Angeles
'-Los Angeles, Oct. 13.-Funeral
services fo Jacob Charles Denton,
whose bodv was found buried in
the cellar of his home here Sep
tember 23, were held today. In at-'.-
tendance were Mrs. Sapah Denton
" prinniY Art., his divorced Wife.
nit thir .daughter. Frances, of
The body was kept at an under
t.: ahi;clifriYt aftir the fu-
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eral, at the direction of the district
attorney Office, whicins investigat
es the alleged murder of Denton.
NotcJ Evanseffst Dies.
Birmingham, England, Oct. 13.
Charlet- McCallon Alexander, an
evangelist known throughout the
world, died -.iddenty today. He was
bom in 186? fit Maryyitle, Jenn,
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tutwH aa'M-CUM M(ttr
Oaaha P. 0. UaaV Act at
Heads Omaha Concern
Which Buys Big Paper
Mills in Wisconsin
II. H. Asquith Gathering
Anti-Government Forces for
Attack on "Scandals of
British" in Parliament.
By JOHN STEELE.
Chlcnco Tribune-Omaha Bm Cable.
London, Oct. 13. Ht H. Asquith,
former premier of Great Britain, is
preparing' to rally all the anti-gov-
efnment forces to take part in the
fight in parliament as soon ap it
opens, over the scandal of British
government in' Ireland. He has been
collecting information and he told
me this morning that he has a damn
ing indictment of the utter break
down of the government, and the
discipline of the army. He will fire
his first gun m a speech on Ireland,
which he will make at New Castle
on Saturday. . v
It js possible that the Irish ques
tion may give Asquith an oppor
tunity to return to power. I he old
liberals, all of labor, and many of
the tories are disgusted with the
present policy of the government
and " might' be induced to form a
coalition for the purpose, of settling
the Irish difficulty.- - , .
A chart in the archives of k the
British secret service shows the
ramifications of the red propaganda
over .western Europe from head
quarters in Berlin and also shows the
connections of the reds with revolu
tionary movements in Ireland and in
other parts of the British empire.
The head centers on Victor Kopp,
who handles 'funds from Russia and
also organizes propaganda through
newspapers and agents operating
from New York and other subcen
ters. A prominent feature of Kopp's
work is 'the distribution of arms for
revolutionary movements, as well as
the organization of at espionage
Most of the lines lead to various
points onthe continent of Europe,
but the most interesting is one that
leads through Chatterton HiH-, a
renegade Englishman, now a' resi
dent of Berlin; through a Mrs. Lin
coln, who is said to be either British
or American, and then through
rans to three memoers of the inner
Sinn Fein circle in Ireland. -It is be-.
lieved that a great deal of money!
iias ueru scut iu ircianu over ims
route, though, of course, this, cannot
be proved. , ,
In Cuba Not Alarming
Washington, Oct. 13. Financial
conditions in Cuba are riot consid
ered serious by officials of the De
partment of Commerce, who said
that the government's action in de
claring a moratorium was neces
sary to protect responsible traders
during the present slump m bus
iness. Uver-speculation, the drop in
sugar prices and the general excite
ment incident to ' the' Coming' elec
tion, are ascribed . by . omcials here
as the causes of the financial flurry.
.terms ot' the moratorium, as re
ported to the ' department, provide
that dratts, notes . and bills ot ex
change and other documents of cred
it which become due before Decem
ber 1, will nofbe collectible before
that date. Payment of transferable
mortgage credits or deeds of trust
also is postponed 'to. December 1.
French Beauty Kills Self
As Her Jewels Were Stolen
V! By 1'tiWeraal Service. '
Paris, Oct. 13. Robbed , by her
fiance of jewels valued at more
than $100,000, Mile. Soubeyran, the
famous French beaflty, has com
mitted suicide by opening the veins
inthe wrist. She left a note which
"Life without my jewels is worth
The robbery took' place late, in
September. 4 -' '
Harding Is Challenged
To Debate on League Issue
New York, Oct. 13. On behalf of
Governor Cox, Senator Pat Har
rison of Mississippi issued a formal
challenge to Senator Harding to
meet the democratic presidential
candidate in joint debate on the sub
ject of the league of nations.
, Revolution Unverified.
Washington, Oct 13. Recent re
ports oj a revolutionary outbreak in
the vicinity of Sail Cristobal, Vene
zuela, have not been verified, ae-V'-rdinj?
to . advices ..reaching the
Mty M, IN, at
Mink 3. Il7t.
XriitaiAolmita anf "Pi til lartrtn
Detective to "Whom Alleged
siayer Maae rirsi con
fession Are Unknown.
Feeling Is Running High
St. Paul, Neb., Oct. 13. (Special.)
The whereabouts of H. S. Payne,
Pinkerton detective, to whom Alson
B. Cole is alleged to have made his
original confession in Omaha in
1917 of the murder of Mrs. Lulu
Vogt, and who is one of the main
witnesses of the state, are unknown,
according to County Attorney
Charles Dobry of Howard county.
The absence of Payne at the new
trial granted to Cole, by decision of
Judge Woodfough yesterday would
seriously handicap the prosecution,
it is said.
''I don't know where Payne is or
how to get in touch with him,1" Coun
ty Attorney Dobry stated this morn
ing. "We have all of our other wit
nesses in reach."
Trial Next Month.
Cole's trial may take place next
"We have a jury impaneled for
November 22," said Dobry this
"We might use it for the Cole
trial. I am not certain as to this,
The county attorney stated that
he is awaiting word from tne state
officials in regaM to the new trial.
No word has been received yet in
regard to it, he said.
"The people of the county feel
pretty incensed that a new trial
should have, been ordere.d," said the
county attorney.- '
Public Feeling High".
"Cole had a fair trial here and the
people don't like the idea of "trying
h jm again." '
Feeling against Cole ' and Allen
V. Grammer, . son-in-law , of Mrs.
Vogt, who have been snatched from
the death chair 13 times by. court
orders and the governor's actipn,
runs high in Howard county,! ac
cording to County Attorney ,D6bry.
"I do not, however, anticipate any
attempts at violence when Cole 'is
brought here for trial," said the
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Change of Venue to
Be Sought for Cole
Lincoln, Oct.' vl3. (Secial.'j
Alson B. Colej to whom a new trial
was granted 1 by Federal Judge
Woodrough yesterday, will not be
taken to Upward county prior to
It is' probable that a change of
venue will be sought, according to
J. M. Priest, attorney for Cole.
"All we asK is a fair deal," said
Governor McKelvie is undecided
what shall hp done withAllen V.
Grammer, who was I sentenced to,
die with Cole. The governor said
that Grammer would probably be
needed as a witness at the Cole trial
and that in this case the execution
will be postponed. ,
Saves Two Chicago
Men .From Gallows
Chicago, Oct. 13. Onlv two but
of eight men originally sentenced
to be hanged in Cook cohaty tomor
row morning will die on the gal
lows at the appointed hohr, as the
result of 'two eleventh hour re
prieves granted by Governor Low
den. The others have been saved bj
reprieves, commutations and writs of
supersedas. . . '
The latest reprieves, granted were
to Arthur Haensel, convu-ied of wife
murder, and -Nicholas Vana, sen
fenced for the murder of a saloon
keeper. The two who will face the
executioneer are: John Henry
Reese, negro, convicted of wife
murder, and Frank Cartipone. found
guilty of killing a saloonkeeper .
Vana and Haensel will be h3nged
November 19. unless further action
is taken by Governor Lcwden.
American Legion Guests ,
Of North Platte Paper
North Platte. Neb.. Oct. 13. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Four hundred
members of the American Legion
were the guests of the Telegraph,
a newspaper, at a barbecue in the
canyons south of town. Music was
furnished by the Chambervof Com
merce band and the evening was
spent in stunts and boxing matchces.
Rev. Roland Macintosh, late com
mandant of the Legion, who wijl
leave this city on account of his
health, was presented with gold cuff
links. Several. local firms donated
lumber and fruit. Delegations from
adjoining towns attended
Discover Bomb -in Plant
Of Newspaper in Oregon
North Bend. Ore.. Oct. 13.-What
rFrank S. Cameroa believes was an
attempt to demolish the plant of his
weekly newspaper, the Sunday
Morning Bee of this town, became
known here today. . Cameron, who
lives in the building the newspaper
occupies delivered to local officers a
large jar oHlled with dynamite and
with a partly burned fuse attached,
which he said he tound in the base
ment of the building yesterday.
Yprk Pioneer Dies.
York, Neb;, Oct. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Dana H. Michener died
of heart disease here; He was 66
and had been a resident of. York
county more than 30 years and a
resident of this city for the last 10
years, - , . . .
Woman Election Judge
Refuses to Register
Members of Own Sex
Chicago, Oct.. 13. One of the
pracyict judges of election who re
fused to record, registration of
the young yr" . udents of the
Three Ar0' .erday was a
womanv . . "
- (i. -aider tlie gins ot
,.ts club eligible to
.ie saia, aaang tnai tne
iavs tn her nnrirrstand-
tcnded suffrage rights only
V: ine election commission an
nounced, that the students would
be granted special registration and
the precinct officials were called
on for an 'explanation.
Friends to Vote
Governor Addresses Meetings
At Weeping Water and
Louisville on His Execu
Louisville, Neb., Oct. 13. (Spe
cial Telegram) Governor S. R. Mc
Kelvie gave an account of his execu
tive stewardship during the last two
years to a gatheringxof 100 people
this afternoon in the city hall, where
he was1 introduced by C. G. May
field." The governor was accom
panied by , Ernest M. Pollard, who
spoke at the meeting at Wteping
VVater earlier in the afternoon and
also here. At Weeping Water
where the attendance was 300, the
governor was introduced by J. M.
At both meetings Mr. Pollard
stated that while he was in the field
against McKeltie last spring for the
gubernatorial nomination, he was
now out . for the governor in his
candidacy . for re-election, adding
that most of the attacks oh the gov
ernor's record have been unfair.
' Pollard for McKelvie.
"T5he governor has been honest
and active and I would rather have
an5 active governor than one ' who
is a do-nothing," said Mr. Pollard
"A governor who does things always
4raws the, fire of 'the opposition."
Mr. Pollard urged the voters to
diamine carefully the record of the
"Some or my"frien'ds have been out
of patience with me because they
have not known the truth," said the
governor. "Some would have you
believe ihat there has been a whole
sale release of prisoners from the
state penitentiary. '
"We may have made some mis
takes," he declared, referring to the
Kirk case, "but you kipw that Kirk
is back in the penitentiary, and that
has nearly ruined the democratic
campaign. We tried to rectify that
mistake.," - 1
Opposes Socialistic Program.
The Governor expressed his oppo
sition to, the, socialist program of
state ownership of industries, and
challenged his democratic opponents
jto state specifically where and how
they would reduce taxation, as prom
ised by them. He asserted that the
per capita cost of state government
is now the lowest in the history of
Explaining the apparent high cost
of the state government during the
last biennium, he said: "If you, want
permanent and progressive improve
ments j-ou must spend money to ob
"If I am re-elected we are going
to continue-raising money for the
new state capitol, but the details of
the construction wilL be decided
later," was another statement.
The governor announced that he
was for law enforcement, adding
that there has been some criticism
on account of strict law enforcement
under his administration.
Will Enforce Laws.
"A prominent man ,in a certain
locality told me that the people of
his community were liberal and did
not look kindly on a too rigid en
forcement of certain laws," he said.
"I knew that he was referring to the
prohibitory laws. He wanted pro
tection for bootleggers, and I told
him that a governor who would per
mit the violation of one law would
do the same with Other laws."
The governor stated that there
seems to be general confidence in
the election of the republican na
tional ticket and he expressed the
belief that there will be many
straight republican votes cast in Ne
braska, next month. .
The governor will speak today as
follows: Papillion, 10 a. m.; Gretna,
2 p. m.; Yutan, 4 p. m.; Wahoo,
8 p. m. '
Joint Celebration Is
Planned at Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., Oct. 13. (Special).
A joint celebration of Armistice
day and the observance of the ter
centennial of the landing of the Pil
grim Fathers was decided upon at
a meeting of committees represent
ing the Chamber of Commerce,
American i Legion, Rotary and Le
gion club. A tentative program has
been arranged, whjch includes a bas
ket dinner, athletic sports and a
tercentennial pageant at Athletic
park in the evening.
Polk Man Is Killed in
Fall From Load of Hay
Yordk, Neb.. Oct. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Hugo Flodman, whose
home is at Polk, fell from a load of
hay on his head and shdnlders
breaking his back in the fourth and
fifth vertebrae. He was brought to
the York college.
Charges Not Sustained.
Washington, Qct. 13. Charges of
irregularity in the award of $2,200.
000 to the Standard Steel Car Co.,
in settling'and cancelling war con
tracts are not sustained, says a re
port of a special committee of in
vestigation appointed by Secretary
Baker, made public at the .War de
partment, , N
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Indications Point to
Coolidge Yictory in Hoosier State
Democratic Party tin Indiana JFar From Solid Unit
On League Issue Plenty of Ticket Scratching
s- On Both Sides in Prospect.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leaied Wire.
Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Political
prognostication is .a hazardous
undertaking for if there is anything
more uncertain than .the weather it
is politics and particularly hazard
ous in Indiana, the grand old pivotal
state of the electoral college.
Thus prefacing my remarks with
an alibi, I boldly opine that Hard
ing and Coolidg will carry Indiana
on November 2 next. Perhaps 'not
by tfye 100,000 plurality promised by
the republican managers, but by 50,
000, if they realize reasonable expec
tations. Governor Cox is going to run
much better in Indiana than in any
of the other states in the Lake
Michigan group, but not well enough
to land the Hoosier "electoral vote,
in my opinion.
Normally, neither party can count
on any great numerical advantage of
the other m Indiana. This year
there bids fair to be a deal more
ticket searching than usual, but the
indications are that the democrats
will sustain more losses from this
source than the republicans.
League Sentiment Strong.
Cox is going to receive the votes
of thousands of republicans in this
state who are in favor of the United
States accepting the president's
league , of nations covenant. There
is much more pro-league sentiment
noticeable in Indiana , than in the
other states of the group. I an
told that all but two of the more
important republican newspapers in
the state have supported the cove
nant, either with or without reserva-
Price War in Water
v Freight Rates Near
Washington, Oct. 13. Chairman
Benson of the shipping) board an
nounced that American and foreign
shipping lines had agreed to go the
limit in reducing freight charges to
meet the competition of the French
line which has refused to enter . a
conference iwth lines of other na
tions for stabilizing rates.
"War to the knife" will result,
the chairman said, "unless the
French line plays fairly, with the
conference with lines of other na
rates on the Atlantic." '
Action was taken on unanimous
decisions of the conference to break
rates, the chairmah explained, when
the French notified brokers that it
would take freight at rates under all
the other lines.
Both shipping board operators and
private American owners are mem
bers of the conference, the chairman
said. , '
May Test European Market.
Fort Worth. Tex.. Oct. 13. A
plan of the West Texas Chamber of
Commerce to ship 15,000 bales of
low grade cotton to European coun
tries to test the market abroad was
endorsed here bv Secretary Baker
of the .Texas FarmeiV union
By Mall (t rw). Inildt 4IB !. Dalhr Sunday, tt: Dally Oaly. : Saaia. M
OutUda 4tk Zaaa (I yaar). Dally aaa taaaay, tit; Daily Oaly. til; Saadai Oaly. M
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tions, from the start. The women
also have been particularly active in
contending for the Wilson covenant
Pro-league sentiment is such a fac
tor in the contest that the republican
managers here have not relished
such pronouncements against the
covenant by Senator Harding as he
delivered at Des Moines, feeling
that he was only driving more
Hoosfers into the arms of Gjx.
On. the other hand, the democratic
party in the state is far from a unit
on the league of nations question.
Democrats of Irish( German and
Italian extraction, notably, are off
the Jeffersonian reservation this
year in Indiana, as elsewhere, and
canvasses of democratic strong
holds has disclosed a large propor
tion of native soil democrats who
intend to vote Tor Harding on the
league "issue. A notable ' exception,
however, is Indiananolis. wherft the
democratic managers have formed
an Irish-American Cox club of 3,500
members to demonstrate that the
Irish are still loyal to the party.
" The contest between Jim Watson
and Tom Taggart for the senator
ship is a "hoss race." It is a fore
gone conclusion that Watson will
run considerably behind Harding,
and it would surprise no one if Tag
gart should run ahead of Cox. If
the republicans win the state by a
fairly large plurality, Watson prob
ably will be elected. It the repub
lican margin is small, Watson may
lose.. Four years ago, when Hughes
carried the state by 7,000, Watson
ran 6,000 behind, but beat Taggart
by ,10,000, the democratic boss run
ning 9,000 behind Wilson.
CooKdge to Tour In .
South the Coming Week
New York, Oct. 13. Governor
Coolidge, republican vice presiden
tial candidate, will start from Wash
ington October 17 on a tour of Ken
tucky, Tennessee, North Carolina,
Virginia ' and Maryland, ending at
2altimore October 24, it was an
nounced at republican national head
quarters here today. Governors Mor
row of Kentucky and Lowden of Il
linois and J.- E. Hedges of New
York will go with Governor, Cool
idge Senator Borah of Idaho will speak
at Gary, Ind., October 19 and Peru,
Ind., fOctober 20 and somewhere In
Ohio October 21 and 22, it was an
nounced. These dates wete . ar
ranged after his conference with
Colonel Miller, chairman of the re
publican speakers' bureau for the
Wife of Secretary of Labor
' , Wilson Dies at Capital
Elmira, N. Y, Oct. 13.-Mrs. Wil
liam B. Wilson, wife of the secretary
of labor, died at 2 o'clock this morn
ing in Washington. D. C She was
born in Blossburg, Pa., and the body
is to be taken to that place for bur
ial Sunday. 1 v
Little Danger of 7
Need of Open Cars Greatest
Hindrance to v Production
At Present Time, Op
New York, Oct 13. There will be
no serious coal shortage in any part
of the country this year, provided or
dinary care is exercised by consum
ers, it was predicted here today at
the conference of the National Coal
association, which comprises two-
thirds of the bituminous coal produc
ers of the United States. ,
The operators, however, declared
that in order to keep the markets
supplied, steady work at the mines
and sufficient supply of railway cars
also would be required.
At this time, it was stated, bitu
minous operators were getting only
about to JU per cent 01 the open
top cars needed.
A' special committee, which has
been working with various co-operative
agencies' to prevent'a winter fuel
shortage, reported that the Interstate
Commerce commission, railways, big
coal dealers and others, were co
operating to increase production and
improve transportation and distribu
In order that the northwest may
be protected, an emergency order,
similar to that provided tor New
England deliveries last year, has
been applied; it was made kftown.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion has requested the railways to
move 4,000 cars of coal a day into
that territory until December. These
movements, it was said, are capable
of putting into that section 200,000
tons of coal a day, but up to last
week the railways fell short of the
specified number of cars. The rail
way men and Interstate Commerce
commission then held a meeting and
assurance was given that between
now and December 1 -the. northwest
will receive 4,000 cars of coal daily
When the northwest is supplied,
tne operators and railways will then
be in a position to supply, other sec
tions of the country before the ex
treme cold weather begins;, it was
said. The most serious shortage
now Is inlhe middlewest. the operat
ors said, but domestic consumers,
through a systematic distribution, are
getting enough coal to meet their de
mands. Man Arrested in Brooklyn
Held for Platinum Theft
New York. Oct. 13. Herb Roth.
alias Roddy Rodman, arrested in
Brooklyn at the request of John
Term, was held in $35,000 bail by a
United States commissioner for ex
amination in connection wifh thefts
of $200,000 worth of platinum from
the government during the war.
' The Weather
Possibly showers Thursday; cooler.
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U. S. Facing
Agricultural Committee Re
ports Immediate Remedy ..
Must Be Found to Relieve
Reserve Board Scored
Br The AiioeUtcd Prcu.
Washington, Oct. 13. "General'
bankruptcy and ruin arc inevitable,"
unless some immediate remedy is
found to relieve the present price sit
uation as it affects the farmer, says
a report submitted to the agricul- ,
tural conference here today by a
general committee appointed to
study the situation.
The cdmmittee blames the federal
reserve system for 'present prices,
charging that it "has arbitrarily with
held from assisting the basic indus
try of this country to maintain a
level of prices that at least meet the
cost of production."
Declaring that the condition of,
the mind of the farm population is
"ominous," the committee says "this
state of mind can only pe changed
by a frank and fair attitude on, the
oart of .those in authority the test
of which can be only their acts."
Wrong Policy Persued.
The committee says "it is wrong
as a matter of policy artificially to
press down prices of commodities
and it is particularly wrong to be
gin with the raw commodities, for
such a prograrn inevitably forces
upon the producers the heaviest
burden of reconstruction and, read
justment." The report of the committee says
the present situation was brought
about by the following, official acts:
"Restriction of credits.
"Raising the rate of discount on
"Discontinuance of the War Fi
Score Reserve Board.
"The statements given out by the
secretary of the treasury, the gov
ernor of the federal reserve board
and the federal reserve banks have
been construed to the effect that
commodity prices, particularly the
price of farm products, were too high
and that a pre-war basis, or an ap
proximation of a pre-war basis of
prices must be reached within a
short time. The consequent effect
of these utterances upon the mem
ber banks of the federal reserve sys
tem and the banking industry of the
country generally was to cause them .
to withhold accommodations be
cause of the. fear, that the security
taken would fecessarily decline.
"The action of the federal reserve
board in counting the bonds held by
member banks as part of the com
mercial credit of the banks holding
these bonds, thereby enormously
decreased the power of such banks,
to extend the needed credits to tbe
agricultural interests in their re
"Your committee feels that the of
ficials of the Treasury department
and the federal reserve system have
exceeded their authority when they
publicly announced opinion as to
prices of farm products which have
resulted in disastrous price declines."
The committee further reports that
it is of the opinion "that the func
(Continued on Pac Two. Column Three. V
Cashier Is Shot as
He Rings Bell to Warn
People of Robbery;
Winnipeg,-Man., Oct 13. Five
masked man blew open the safe of
the Union bank at Winkler, Man., at
3 a. m. today, and escaped with $19,
000, after shooting and wounding W."
Graefer, who attempted to rouse the
town by ringing the town fire bell.
Posses are searching for the bandits.
Claude Williams, a teller, who
slept in the bank, was forced to open
the vault. The bandits then tied him
to his bed and carried him. bed and
all, out of the building, where they
left him -while they blew open the
cash safe in the vault The $19,000
taken was all in cash.
The telephone, telegraph and elec
tric light cables in Winkler had all
been cut before the robbery and it
was several hours before the infor: '
mation of the robbery could be given
to surrounding towns.
It was believed the bandits es
caped into North Dakota. Police
said they believed the bandits also
were engaged in whisky smuggling
across the border near Hasket.
Man Held for Peath
Of His Infant Child
San Francisco, Oct. 13. William
Koleskt was booked at police head
quarters last night on a charsra of
murder in connection with the death
of his 4 months old son. Both Koles
ki and Mrs. Koleski, whom he
married while in Siberia with the
America niorces, said the child had
been injured by a fall from a chair.
Autopsy Surgeon Clark said the
child's skull had been crushed In a
manner impossible in such a fall.
, Representative in U. S.
Washington, Oct 13. With the
presentation of the credentials of
Baron Dewlia to the State depart
ment as the charge d' affaires of
Luxemburg, the little independent -dutchy
established its first diplo
matic representative in the United
States. Luxemburg is the 45th
state now accredited in Washing
ton.' Food Famine in Vilna.
Warsaw, Oct. 13.Vilna and its
suburbs are without foodstuffs nf
any kind, according jo reports re
ceived from there. All provision
were consumed during the city's oc
Lithuanians, the report! far,
cupation oy tne ooisneviki and the
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