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tWilson Questions
Remark Made in
7 Talk by Harding
: t
President Wants Details of
Informal Approach Made
By France to Secure New
Association of Nations.
Washington, Oct. 18. President
Wilson today addressed a letter to
Senator Harding relative to the re
publican nominee's statement of
Saturday that he v had been ap
proached '"informally" by a repre
sentative of the French government
relative to a new association of na
. titma. . i
Quoting from a dispatch dated St.
Louis, October 16, purporting to re
port the statement of-jenator Har
ding, the president said:
"I need not point out to you the
grave and extraordinary inference to
be drawn from such a" statement;
namely, that the government of
France, which is a member of the
league of nations, approacehd a pri
vate citizen of a nation which is not
a member of the league with a re
quest 'that the United States lead
the way to a world fraternity.'"
Letter of Wilson.
The letter of the president to Sena
tor Harding follows: '
""Ekhteenth of October, 1920.
"My Dear Sir:
"In the New York, Times of yes
terday, Sunday, October 17, 1920, 1 1
find a statement dated St Louis, Oc
tober 16, which purports to report
certain public utterances ot yours, in
it occurs the following:
"'Replying to criticisms of his
nrooosal for an association of na
tions, he said in a rear platform
speech at Greencastle, Jnd., that he
already had been approached in
formally' by a representative of
France, who asked that the United
States' lead the way toa world fra
ternity, " '
Questions Quotation.
"I write to ask if this "Is a correct
quotation and jf ' yon really said
what is there attributed to you. I
need not point out to,ybu the Rrave
and extraordinary to be
drawn from such a statement, name
ly, that the government if France,
which is a member of the league of
nations, approached a private citizen
of a nation which is not i member
of the league with a request 'that the
United States lead the way to a
world fraternity.'
"The Department of State, has al
ways 'found ,the government of
France most honorably mindful of
its international obligations and
punctiliously careful to observe all
the proprieties of international inter
course. I hesitate to draw the infer
ences to which I have referred, un
less I am assured by you thatyou
actually made th statement ;
" ' "Very truly yours,
E. T. Famsworth, Aged
: Omaha Attorney, Dies
E. TV Famsworth, 71, Omaha at
torney for 30 years and at one time
city attorney in South Omaha, died
yesterday morning in Methodist hos-
fital following a two weeks' illness,
'uneral services will be held at 3
o'clock Wednesday afternoon from
Brewers' undertaking parlors, South
Side. Interment in Grace land Park
cemetery. ' Members of tfte I. O. 0N
F. will, be in charge. Mr. Fams
worth was a prominent member of
that lodge. Besides a widow he is
survived by two sons and . one
daughter, Albert M. Famsworth,
Chicago; i Horace H. Famsworth,
Fairburn, S. D., and Miss Edna.F.
Famsworth. "I" "
Home IsJLboted to
'. Extent of $4,000
Everything but the furniture was
taken by burglars who ransacked
the home of L. L. Clark, 5007 Cali
fornia street Sunday, Jewelry,
silverware, cut glass and clothing
valued at $4,000 was taken. j
Odd Fellows Officers Reach j
. Hastings for Encampment
Hastings, Neb.,- Oct 18i' (Special
Telegram.) Officers and delegates
began arriving tonight tor the grand
encampment of the Odd Fellows of
Nebraska, in which four bodies of
the order will be represented. The
officers already here are Grand Mas
ter M.sG. Ratcliff of Benkelman;
Grand Secretary I. P. Gage of Fre
mont, and two grand representatives,
W. V. Hoagland of North Platte,
and J. W. McKissick of Beatrice.
The sessions will open Tuesday
morning. The parade on Wednes
day .is expected. to be a brilliant
spectacle, with more than 2,000 per
sons in line, including many in uni
form. Floats have been entered by
12 Nebraska cities and the patriarchs
militant will march in full dress re-
Cuts Throat With Razor ;
x - Then Leaps From Window
Alliance. Neb., Oct. 18.-(Special
Telegram.) Lee Barr, 35;-who has
lived here for several weeks, slashed
his throat with a razor, then leaped
from the second story window, of a
hotel early today, sustaining a brok
en leg by the falL The motive for
the attempted suicide is not known.
A week ago Barr appeared at the
police station and inquired if there
was a warrant for his arrest He
said Jie had been in trouble several
years ago at Ashby, Neb., but re
fused to give details. .
He then said that he feared the of
ficers were looking for him. He has
not been able to speak since his at
tempted suicide. He was placed in
a local hospital where his condition
was reported as serious.
Husband to Go to Funeral
. vOf His Wife Under Guard
Des Moines, Ia., Oct. 18. (Spe
cial.) Autopsy over the body of
Mrs. J. J. Pellan, which was taken
off thetrain at Omaha on the order
of relatives, is to be held Tuesday at
David City, Neb. The husband of
the deceased, arrested on charges of
seduction preferred by the relatives
of his wife, has been allowed to -go
to David City for' the funeral under
Lighting Ftxtnroo Granden Elec
tric Co., formerly BurgeM-Granden
Too Honest to Steal, One
Brother Dead, One Dying
4r V
Theodore Welsh, 7 (right), son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welsh 1403
Tenth avenue. Council Bluffs, who died Sunday night from injuries reecived
at the hands of two of his playmates, and his brother, Bennie, 14 (left),
who is dying in the Mercy hospital from tetanus, the result of a nail
wound in his foot.
Disorders Mark Tieup
Of Mines in Britain
(Continued From Fare One.) s
have a vital effect on the situation
were expected to be held today One
was a conterence between the trans
port workers' executives and the Na
tional Union of Railway Men's Ex
ecutives, ihe other was a joint
meeting of the executives, of the labor
party, the labor members of parlia
ment and the trade union congress,
which would bring together all the
big labor leaders.
Scotch May Quit.
While the national leaders as a
whole are saying little, there are
some of them who have declared in
favor of a sympathetic strike, not
ably in Scotland and at -Barry,
Wales, an important coal depot.
Ihe newspapers are making much
of the fact that while the strike is
completely effective there are con
siderable sections of the miners who
entered it half heartedly and only
n response to orders. 1 he West
Yorkshire miners are among those
who disapprove of the strike, al
though declaring they will stand by
the others.
The miners- of the vital South
Wales coal fields represent the bel
ligerent section of the -strikers. The
bulk of the extremists of the fed
eration are to be found there and
they are eager to carry on the fight
to the bitter end.
Steel Industry Hit.',;
With the shipping, steel aftd iron
and other industries already hard
hit, many thousands of men are out
of work this morning in various
parts of the country, and it seems
certain b.the end of the week that
the total will be many scores f
thousands unemployed.
The general public already has be
gun to feel the effect of the restric
tions on coal supplies for lighting
and for storing away.- The people
awoke today1 to tind themselves
faced with sharp fall weather, which
demanded either fires or warmer
clothing. If the cold snap con
tinues, it undoubtedly will have an
important effect upon the situation.
No disorders of any description
have been reported. v
All available supplies t coal have
been placed under government con
trol. - ' -
Boy Who Steals Car
To Visit Sweetheart
Is Sent Back Home
Kenneth Smith. 16-year-old ' run
away bov of Amoret,.;Mo.. is on his
way back to his "old home. town,"
despite his pleadings to his tatner,
H. P. Smith, that hie would rather
remain in Omaha, i '
The father arrived in Omaha last
night after several messages were
sent to him by Irispector of Police
Pattullo. ; ' .
The boy stole his grandfather s
automobile to see his sweetheart,
who lives at 3923 North Twenty
fifth street, detectives were told. He
refused to tell detectives the name
of his fiancee. ,
While driving near Potter, Kan.,
he collided with a wagon and
wrecked his machine. He then
walked to Atchison, Kan., carrying
two suitcases, which he pawned to
get railroad fare to Omaha. -
Kenneth, uoon arrivinsr in Omaha,
was tcld by his sweetheart that the
police were searching for him. He
surrendered- to the authorities and
was held for hit father. .
Loses in Request to Place
Judges Names on Ballot
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct 18. (Special
Telegram.) The supreme court to
day denied the writ of mandamas
asked by A. R. Oleson of Cuming
county to compel the county clerks
of Nebraska to provide blank spaces
for the voters to write in the names
of candidates to fill the vacancy on
the supreme bench caused by the
death of Judge A. J. Cornish, two
days before the April primary. Con
sequently, L. A. Flansburg, ap
pointed by Governor McKelvie, will
hold the place on the bench two
years longer.
The written opinion of the court
has not yet "been handed down, so
it is not known what the denial was
based upon.
The. Original
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Bluffs Lad Killed ,-'
By Gang of Boys
- (Continued From Pete One.)
he had run a rusty nail into his foot
His little bedy is drawn and twisted
with pain and he is not expected to.
Mother Grief Stricken.
Beside Bennie, little Theodore is
survived by his parents; a brother
Fred, 2, and another brother Story,
and three sisters, Edna, 12; Phoebe,
iu, and Lulu, o. xhe mother is in
a state of nervous prostration to
day. She walks back and forth in
the little home on lenp avenue,
her other children clinging to her
skirts. Her eyes are dry, but her
shoulders shake with dry sobs. --She
has been exhausted by days ' and
nights' of anxious watching at the
bedside of her two boys. The fami
ly is- in poor circumstances and is
under county care.
The death of little Theodore is th?
culmination of alleged "gang rule"
among youngsters of the public
schools of the city. In spite of ef
forts of teachers and school authori
ties to curb the evil with supervised
play on the grounds and by other
methods, the gang spirit still pre
vails in many of the districts and in
stances where beatings result from
refusal of individuals to comply with
the wishes of the gangsters aVe fre
quently reported, police say.
Man Who Adopted ,
Girl Surrenders Her
To Juvenile Police
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns, 2018
St. Marys avenue, left Sunday night
for Grand Island, where they will
make their home.
But Lydia Smith, 14, remained be
hind, held by police for the juvenile
authorities as an incorrigible, f
Three weeks ago Mr. Burns ' ob
tained custody of the girl on a writ
issued by Judge Sears following the
arrest of Tom Starkey, the girl's fos
ter father, who was charged with
aiding in her delinquency.
But Burns hasgiven up his guard
ianship as a bad job.' .
Two weeks ago when he went to
Grand Island he left the girl in the
care of her grandfather, R. Brady,
2614 Capitol avenue.
ive days later she ' escaped
through a window and was gone
three days before finally located
near Fort Omaha.
Burns had intended to take the
girl to Grand Island with him. He
is an automobile accessory salesman.
Mattie Smith, 16, Lydias sister,
also is held by police as an incorrig
ible. She was arrested Saturday
night -
Negro Gets Welcome at Home
Of Friend, But It 8 Expensive
Andrew Adams, negro, made ar
rangements Sunday night to take up
his abode at the home or Mary
Hood.-uegress, Thirteenth and Cass
streets. . -. . -.
No more had he crossed . the
threshold, he later told police, than
a woman with the aid of her hus
band strong armed him out of $126.
Now Mary is in jail. '
The Lake Superior district pro
duces four-fifths of the iron ore out
put of the United States. In 1918 it
ws 86 per cent of the tatal of 70,
000,000 tons. -
Union Outfitting
Grocery Specials
Dr. Price's Crtim Baking
Powder the big 12- 0 1
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Campbell's Tomato Soup, fa
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Snowdrift, the pure vegetable
shortening for all cooking
purposes cheaper and better
than lard, the full one pound
can, only, - OAg
3-can limit,
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2-can limit, a can...'.. y
Lux, ideal for' every washing
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Fair Candidates
Speakers at Chib
Women Aspirants" for Na
tional and State Legislatures
Address Y.W.C.A. Meeting.
Talks by Nebraska women, who
are candiates for the legislature, state
and national, were features of the
program of the Omaha Woman's
club, Monday afternoon at the Y,
W. ,C. A., under auspices of the
policital and social science depart
ment, Mrs. H. J. Bailey, leader.
Mrs. P. T. McGerr of Falls City,
who is running for the state senate
on the democratic ticket, Mrs. Hes
ter Bronson Cooper of Omaha, can
didate on the same ticket for the
house of representatives, and Mrs.
Marie Weekes of Norfolk, independ
ent aspirant for Congress were the
speakers. They gave non-pouitical
addresses urging all women to regis
ter before October 22 to participate
in the election of November 2. Miss
Emma Meservy of Fremont, a legis
lative candidate, did not appear.
During the regular business ses
sion preceding the program, Mrs.
C. L. Hempel, president, resented
Mrs. H. J. Holmes and Mrs. JohnJ
v wefciuo- wno reported
on the Des Moines biennial meet
ing of the general federation last
June. ,
A resolution was passed pledging
heartily of the club to the present
drive of the Salvation Army for
.Mrs. M. D. Cameron, program
chairman for 'the state federation'
announced the annual convention
ofthe Nebraska Jederation, which
will be held in Fremont, October
26 to 29. Delegates fronrthe Omana
Woman's club are: Mesdames C. L.
Hempel H. T. Bailey, J. W. Gill,
E. E. Stanfield, William Berry, R
L. Frantz. W. S. KmVhf. T n
Yeiser, O. Y. Krmg, C. A. Sherwood
and Edward Johnson.
Governor McKelvie
Draws Big Audiences
Lincoln, Oct. 18. (Special.) Re
ports coming, tq republican state
heanquarters signify that much of
the opposition which at one time ap
peared to be against the
is disappearing and with the condi
tions looking to a big majority for
naming, tneie is no question as to
the result for the rest of the ticket
Governor McKelvi Ja dnminn
large audiences at his speeches and
as a general thinar. the crowds ar
with him. His dates for this week
are as follows:
October 1 Mason City, 10 a. n
Anslejr J u.; m.; Comstoclc, 4 p. m.!
Broken Bow. S p.-m. - '
OnlAhw 9 A C nil.. . . .
jnie,. a p. m.; Amherst, 4 p. m.; Kearney,
s p. m.
October 21 Cosad, 1 p. m.; Lexington,
3:80 p. m.; North FlatteT p. mT '
October 23 Mlnden. tern.: Kn,
p. m.; Hastings, S p.
m.; Hastings, 8 p. m.
October it Harvard.
rege, 8 p. m.
D. m.; Hold-
McKelvie Asks Aid to
Relieve Coal Situation
Lincoln. Oct. 18.-CSnirian Re
lieving that the coal situation in
Nebraska has reached a point where,
if something is not done, it may be
come serious, Gov. S. R. McKelvie
addressed the following letter to
Hale Holden, president of the C, B.
& Q. railroad at Chicago:
"The coal situation in this state
has reached a distressing stage, and
it is apparent that we must have
early relief lest we find ourselves
in the midst of winter without fuel
You gave me such valuable 'assist
ance and advice at the time of the
coal strike last year that I am com
ing to you again for relief.
"I shall deeply appreciate any
thing that you can do."
Iowa Land Increased $65
An Acre in Value in Year
Des Moines. Ia.. Oct: 18. Towa
land increased in value on an aver
age of $63 ah acre from March, 1919,
to March, 1920, according to figures
just given out by the United States
Department ot Agriculture, which
has recently completed an investiga
tion of the recent land boom, affect
ing farm property in the entire
Coal Miners in Session.
Muskogee. Okl. Orr. 18. Mwii'nr
behind closed doors, more than 100
delegates representing the local
unions of the United Mine Wnrkprc
of America, District No. 21-com-
prising Uklahoma, lews and Ar
kansas convened in finecial cccinn
this morning at the headquartets ot
ine district nere.
will help you find the coal best suited to your
- Trained men are. ready to call at your home,
inspect your heating plant and offer helpful
ii a good servant if carefully selected and prop
erly used.
May we give you the benefit of our 38
years of experience in furnishing Certified Coal
to Omaha buyers?
Sunderland Bros. Company
Main Office, Entire
17th and
Gay Lover En Route
- To Face His Brides
(Canilnotd From fui One.)
grams which she received from the
ensign since his arrest in Portland.
They were burning messages of
love, confessions and promises, all
of which the young woman plans
using in a forthcoming suit to an
nul, their marriage. Despite his re
peated assertion he married Miss
Dombrow while in a haze of cham
pagne and under the spell of Chi
cago's night life, and consequently
irresponsible. Miss Carlson is de
termined to rid herself of him.
' Miss Carlson's Story.
Incidentally Miss Dombrow is of
the same determination, although
she confesses to loving him still.
The ensign's career in Chicago
with Miss Carlson was described by
her as follows:
"A year ago, when he came out
of the navy, he obtained a position
with the Allied Packers," she said.
"He advanced rapidly, and when
we met at a social function he was
making a high salary.
"He began to shower me with at
tentions. There were flowers ga
lore, canry by the 10-pound boxes,
theater parties, etc., and ; his splendid
limousine always was at rrfy call. I
though it was his car. I now
learn it was a taxicab for which he
paid with bogus checks.
' Grew to Love Him.
"My health failed me last June
and I went to Great Falls, Mont. He
wrote and telegraphed me daily and
I grew to love him. On last Labor
day he stepped off the train clad in
the uniform ol a lieutenant com
mander and said he had come to
marry me.' '
"We were married the following
day and he departed, alone, for Seat
tle, where he said he had an im
portant business : proposition. He
was to return within a few days and
take me back to Chicago."
The denouncemeent came, Miss
Carlson said, when-she received a
letter from her home the day fol
lowing his departure which enclosed
a newspaper clipping concerning hjs
recent marriage to Miss Dombrow.
"I could not believe it," she con
tinued, "and I . telegraphed him at
Seattle. Days passed. I received no
answer. Then-this letter came I
call your attention first to its post
script because it explains his delay
in answering my wire."
He Was in Jail.
The "postscript" was as follows:
"You will notice, darling, that this
letter is dated several days ago. It
is because I am in jail and have not
been able to get out to mail it."
The letter began, "Darling Star of
My Life," and launched into 14 pages
of endearing terms. Then it went
into a repudation of Miss Dombrow
and his marriage to her. Jhe letter
"I do not love that girl, it was
but a nightmare in my life a figure
in a drunken revelry. I met her one
night with a party. I had been hor
ribly lonesome for you and drank
rather heavily.
"We first were at the Midnight
Frolic, then Colosimo's, then the
Marigold Gardens. As we entered
the latter place the spotlight acci
dentally fell on us. - I happened to
he at this girl's side.
"The crchestra struck up the wed
ding march. Everybody in our party
laughed and looked at us. The whole
room laughed and looked We
laughed, too.
Tons of Champagne.
"Tons of champagne followed.
Then I recall somebody saying:
'How about a wedding breakfast? I
don't remember what happened next.
But when I awoke I found f was
married to this girl I didn't even
know her first name. j
"I was fired from the Allied Pack
ers under a cloud.
"I was charged with graft, with
payroll padding ana distorted ac
counts. I don't know anything about
the charges. I was drinking heavily
and a man under the influence of
These chilly mornings
you should fire up a
little with good
The Kind You Get From the
Phone Walnut 300.
3rd Floor Keeline Bldg.
Harney Streets
liquor is not accountable for his ac
tions. : , '
"But as soon as I get straightened
out hen I'll make good on that."
Renewing his protestations of love
for Miss Carlson, "and for you only,
darling of my soul," he pleaded she
telegraph him $250 imtuediately.
, He said that would enable him to
get out on bail and obtain more sub
stantial assistance from his father.
Telegrams Hourly.
Following this letter came tele
grams by the score some of them
dated within an hour of ear h
each begging for her love m one sen
tence and for money in the next
The girl-wife avowed she had an
swered none of them.
Meanwhile he was writing letters
also to wife No. 1. One 'of them,
written even as he was traveling
west to claim Miss Carlson as his
bride it was dated August 31 read
as follows:
"Dear Lillian: I am deeply in
debt, more than $12,000 in the hole.
Our marriage was a terrible mis
take. Please have it annulled. I
am not worthy to see you jagain.
Perhaps, some day in the 'great be
yond,' we will meet again. Do not
expect to 6ee me for at least four or
five years. Yours, GLEN."
Wife No. 2 obtained a warrant for
the arrest of the naval officer on
charges of desertion and nonsupport.
Investigation also has been
launched into other of Aldrich's
marital affairs.
In another letter to Miss Carlson
he intimated he had still a third
wife, believed to be living in New
This intimation came when he ar
gued to her that he could not know
ingly have married Miss Dombrow
because.the letter read, "You know
it would have been impossible for
me to get married again at this
Earthquake Is Registered
On Chicago Seismograph
Chicago, Oct. 18. An earthquake
shock, starting at 3:24 a. m. today,
and contin&ing at 9 a. m was re
corded on the seismograph at the
University of Chicago. The maxi
mum was said to have been reached
at 3:50 a. m. C. A. Donnell, in charge
of the bureau, said the quake was of
moderate intensity and was cen
tered about 5,350 miles from
Chicago. - '
Conviction of Chicago
Banker, Monday, Stands
Washington, Oct 18. The su
preme court today refused to review
the case ''of Charles B. Munday, a
former banker of Chicago, convicted
of embezzlement and sentenced to
an indeterminte penitentiary terra.
Munday was vice president of the
defunct LaSalle Street Trust and
Savings bank, of which former Sen
ator William Lorimer was president.
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Thousands of-families. leading hotels, clubs and
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