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VOL. 50 NO. 111.
Cox, Is Realt
Charles Hughes Declares it
Vain to Say Governor
Alone Running for
"Time to Part Company"
Br Tht AMOcteUd Front.
t New Haven. Conn J Oct. 24
VVoodrow Wilson mitrht as well be
I the democratic candidate for presi
dent again as Governor Cox, Charles
E. Hughes declared, in an, address
on the league of nations here
"How vain it is to say that Mr.
Cox is running for president, and not
Mf. Wilson, he explained, adding:
s "The time has passed for efforts
to placate an autocratic executive,
H Mr. Cox is going to part com
pany with Mr. Wilson, and is ou-
posed to article 10, why should he
; not frankly say that he favors its
The stands of Governor Cox and
v rresiaenr wnson are identical to
Vlommit the United States to the
sr league with article 10 and onlv
ij J meaning reservations, Mr. Hughes
Take Same Stand.
' "Neither the president ncV the
governor have changed their atti
tude, and all insinuations and jiec
larations to the contrary are mis
statements?" he added. V
"As Mr. Wilson says he contin
ued, to set lorth that congress
alone can declare war would merely
jrfte a statement of pur constitutional
IT method. It would be no denial, of
v the obligation, but. as he said.
statement of the way in which we
should fulfill it. This would not af
fect the obligation assumed by the
- treaty, upon which Mr. Wilson so
strenuously insisted. When this na
tion binds Itself bv the treatv-mak
ki power to other nations, then it
is Dound to use all its organs accord
ing to its own methods, for the pur
pose ot performing that obligation,
Attacks Article 10.
"If Article 10 were a meaningless
torrn Ul words, he would not object
to removing it. But he insists upon
it because it does impose an obliga-
(Ton. Having secured the imposi
tion ot the obligation, he has no ob
jection to what he considers
, vacuous statement as to the wav in
which we discharge our obligations."
"We come now to the question of
' the attitude of Mr. Cox and in be
half of his abhorence of wobbling,
we may suppose that it will exhibit
a similar lixity of purpose. . .
"We assume, in discussing the at
tittde of the candidat swe may
properly start with tht platform of
u me democratic nariv. unless inc
iS" '. democratic platform intended gross
ly to deceive the people, it meant to
say that the party endorsed Presi
dent Wilson in his firm stand against
any reservation which would impair
tne ettectiveness oi article iu. men
what of the candidate? Did he not
say explicitly that he stood upon the
democratic platform: Win he now
say that he repudiates the democratic
plattorm r , ;
Cox Sure of Ground.
"This question came up acutely at
once and to settle it Mr. Cox made
the pilgrimage to the White House so
that there should be no mistake of
the entire concord of the two lead
ers. Afterhis visit to the White
House. Mr. Cox said: "We are
(Csatlmwd ea Tw Twa, Colamn Four.)
Johnson Accuses U. .
Senate of Cowardice
In Handling League
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 24. Sena
tor Hriram Johnson of California at
tacked the league of nations in two
adf isses at rallies in this city last
Lniflrht Hecklersttemoted to shout
the senator down during his address
from the steps of the municipal
building, but the police quelled the
disturbance and Senator Johnson
completed his address. . -
Senator Johnson charged the sen
ate with cowardice in refusing to
adopt the Lodge reservation giving
rmerica cquai vuuug jiumi ......
Great Britain, and declared , that
America would have no veto power
in tht league because of the provi
. sion that a nation cannot vote on
a question which concerns itself.
Speaking of propaganda methods
used by proponents of the league,
Senator Johnson said:
"L remember well a certfin-ex-president
whom some admire and
none follow, who went into the city
from which I come and told people
of the beauties and wonders of this
great document before he had seen
it himself." ' .N :.
Winner Lutheran Pastor
Marries Stanton Girl
Stanton. Neb.,. Oct 24. (Special
Telegram). Rev. Walter Bauman
and Miss Cora Benne were married
at the Lutheran church liere by Rev.
P. S. Martin. Immediately after the
ceremony the bride and groom were
served a wedding breakfast at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Benne.
The groom is in charge of a Lu
theran church at Winner, S. D. The
bridal pair are spending their honey
moon in Wisconsin.
King Alexander Slightly
w Improved Following Crisis
Athens, Oct 24. King Alexander
of Greece, who is critically ill as a
result of infection caused by the bite
I ot a monicey, enterea a very acute
rTterebral crisis today. His condition
was described by his physicians as
most critical -'
The crisis lasted three hours after
which there was slight hnprove
"nient Weakness was extreme, how
ever. 'The physicians' report gave
the temperature as 100.6; pulse 132;
UHni m iMwI'dm MitlM
Oaalia P. o. UilK A4l a)
Preacher On Hunger
Strike In Effort to
Convert His Daughter
Chime TrUjune-Omshs B Laaaed Wire.
Lexington.. Oct. 24. Kentucky
has a unique hunger strike. The
Rev. Joseph Wooldridge, who has
ministerial cnarge in tne KUSSCII
county mountains, has not eaten
for 27 days, and he said he would
never eat again unless his younger
daughter, a school teacher, be
came converted to religion and
joined a church.
The Rev. Mr. Wooldridge is one
of the best known ministers in the
hill country. Six weelis ago he
started a revival at the Denmark
charge near his home. While oth
er converts came up the sawdust
trail, his daughter refused to hear
his pleas. Then he announced
publicly his intention of ceasing
to eat unless she, too, was con
verted. She paid no attention to
the declaration, but continued to
teach school and stay out of
He is barely able to walk and
has to support himself by various
means to walk to his pulpit Large
congregations are gathering night
ly to watch the progress of his
strike, as well as to hear his ser
mons. Meanwhile the daughter, unruf
fled, apparently by the unusual sit
uation, continues to hold her
school sessions. Sne hasitnade no
public announcement on her in
tentions should her father continue
to starve himself.
Plan tj Speed Up
t .I,, i
Editorial Staffs and Associated
Press Men Hold Joint Get
Together Meeting and
Plans for facilitating' the gathering
of returns in the coming national
election, to insure rapid and com'
plete details for publication, were
discussed at a j'oint meeting and
banquet of newspaper men of Iowa
and Nebraska and Associated Press
wire chiefs and operators, held in
the Athletic club rooms yesterday
Another purpose of the meeting
was to organize the two branches
of news service into two similar
good fellowship associations to pro
mote a i smnt of co-operation and
good will between the editorial
branch and the wire traffic depart
Before the banquet the traffic men
met and organized an association,
which will be known as the Central
West Associated-- Press- Good Sel-
lowshio club. "Biir staley. vet
eran wire chief for the Associated
Press in Sioux City, was made pres
ident: H. Gerhard of Lincoln, vice
president; Claude Johnson, former
ly traffic chief in the Umaha office
of the Associated Press, secretary
Newspaper Staffs" Organize.
The editors and reporters organ
ized themselves into , a body to be
known as the Nebraska and Western
Iowa Editorial association. Asso
ciated Press newspapers from Oma
ha. Lincoln. Norfolk. Hastings, Be
atrice, Sioux City, JJes . Moines,
Council Bluffs and other middle
western 1 cities are represented in
The two organizations will meet
once annually in a joint body to dis
cuss ways and means of rendering
100 oer cent news service to the
readers of papers which are members
of the Associated Press.
Chalev M. Duffev of Lincoln was
made president of the Editorial as
sociation and T. A. Kawlings, umana
correspondent of the Associated
Press, was made secretary.
Tohn Orren, impersonator, Martus
and Booth of the Orpheum theater,
Johnnie Walker, Scotch comedian
and singer, and Lillian lsabeue oi
the Gayety theater .-entertained the
newspapermen before dinner was
Colonel T. W. McCullougb of the
Omaha Bee presided as toastmaster.
In introducing Robert L. Dunn, divi
sion traffic chief, and Edgar T. Cut
ter, superintendent, both of the cen
eral division of The Associated
Press, he paid a glowing tribute to
the excellent work of The Associ
ated Press during the war and at all
times in providing its members with
authoritative news in the 4east pos
sible time. ?
Plan Local Press CluK
Both speakers in answering to the
toast remarked that it would be im
possible for the Associated Press
to maintain its high standards and
be the greatest news-gathering me
mm in the world were it not for
the co-operations between the two
departments traffic vnd editorial.
Acting on the, suggestion made by
Guy Alexander, telegraph editor of
The Omaha Bee, a movement will
be set on foot to organize a local
Railroad Laborer Killed s
By Falling From Hand Car
Plattsmouth, Neb., Oct. 24. (Spe
cial ieiegram.) August Konra oi
Falls City, laborer with a Mexican
gang for the Missouri Pacific at Un
ion, was instantly killed by a fall
from a hand car yesterday morning.
Rohm was riding to work with oth
ers of the gang, when he suffered
what is believed to have been a par
alytic stroke, falling upon the track
in front of the moving car, which
passed over him. The body was
taken to Falls City- '. '
Strong Opposition to.
: Manlia, P. L, Oct. 24. Replying
to a communication from the Ameri
can Chamber of Commerce asking
support of a territorial government
for the Philippines, a large member
ship of the house of representatives
answered individually that they op
posed the proposal.
Mt it, IMS. at
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U. S. Loans to Other Nations
Made Without Security -or
Interest, Says Omaha
Recalls Sugar Scandal
An attentive audience endured the
chilly air at Fifteenth and Douglas
streets Saturday night, from 8 to
after 10:30, to hear republican
speakers present their obejticon to
the Wilson league of nations and
to offer facts and figures which
proved democratic extravagance and
During part of the evening there
were three meetings in progress
within the half block and the grave
and gay alternated, with hecklers
auumg zesi now ana men to ine oc
casion. T. J. McGuire. one of the sneakers
cf the Douglas County Republican
club, was explaining how "Tones
pays the freight," following the
democratic orgy of spending, when
someone asked him how he believed
Newberry will vote.
1 "He will vote, I suppose, as any
American citizen, without the dicta
tion of the man in the White House,"
was the ready rej'oinder. n
Raps Secretary Baker.
1 R. B. Howell, republican national
committeeman, was the last speaker.
He paid his devoirs to Secretary of
WarNewton D. Baker bv statins
that, "He is no more fitted to be
secretary of war than a school teach
er is qualified to be a sparring part
ner of a pugilist"
"I heard the secretary say that he
wished to be considered as a paci-i
list, he continued. The democratic
party turned the management of thc
war department over to a man who.
said he was a professional pacifist
and hfi has shown that he is." J
"I am here tonight because I am
a republican and because I stands
for the candidates of the republican
party," said Mr. Howell. "I am here
because the republican party stands
for the principles that are the found
ation of the great edifice upon which'
this country rests. We should -con
sider the parties in the light of their
history. The characteristics of a
party are as inherent as those of an
individual.", . ,
G. O. P. Split in 1912. ,
"What about 1912?" asked a man
in the crowd. ' ' .
I'll come to that in a minute."
Mr. Howell replied.
ihe speaker explained that in 191Z
the democratic party went into oow-
cr, not because the people bad tost
contidenc in the republican party,
but because -the republican ' party
was divided. In 1916, he explained,
the people were ready to turn the
government back to the republican
party, "but somebody began to tell
us that 'he kept us out of war.'
ine republican, party that is
about to be given power again is the
same party it was in 1860, and it is
the same party that has made this
country what it is today; it has made
this a great nation."
He related the history of the loan
of $10,000,000,000 to other nations,
with no other security to this gov-
(Contlnned on Far Two, Column Two.)
Senator Johnson in
Full Sympathy With
Harding Upon League
New York, Oct. 24. Senator Hir
ram Johnson, in a statement tonight,
declared there can be no agreement
on the league issue between himself
and supporters of Senator Harding.
"There is a studied effort in some
directions to make it appear that
there is unity of purpose between
those who believe as I do on the
league of nations, and those who
wish, with, or without reservations,
to enter the league," the statement
"Mr. Harding has said if elected,
he will not take this country into
the league, that he has turned his
back upon it, and seeks hot inter
pretation but rejection.
Some gentlemen supporting Mr.
Harding say that, notwithstanding
this plain declaration, he will take
the United States into the league.
Between these gentlemen and men of
my belief, there can be no unity of
purpose, no agreement upon the
league issue. I stand 'with Senator
Aged Pioneer Setder of
Norfolk and Stanton Dies
Stanton, Neb., Oct. 24. (Special
Telegram). Funeral services for
William Gercke were held this after
noon from the Conereeational
Thurch, Rev. J. J. Klopp officiating.
Mr. Gercke was one of the pioneer
citizens of Stanton, as well as of
There were but 13 families at Nor
folk when he arrived. He fitted out
(immigrants onT' their way to the
Black hills, where gold had just
been found in 1872.
Shortly after this he came to Stan
ton and became an active member
of the First National b. In 1904
he removed to Rockyford. Colo., liv
ing with a son there until his death,
which took place Wednesday. Mr.
Gercke was ' 72 years old. He is
survived by four children..
Mail Carrier Hurt and ,
Team Killed by Train
Edgar, Neb., Oct 24. (Special).
L. E. Browne, rural mail carrier,
was severely injured and his team
killed when struck by a St Joseph
and Grand Island freight trajn near
The mail carrier is somewhat
deaf and did not hear the approach
ing train. He is past the age limif
for carriers, but because of unusual
health for his age bi time was ex
tended two years
OmAha Daily Bee
OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1920.
Lord Mayor. MacSwiney
Is Still Unconscious
London, Oct. 24. Lord Mayor
MacSwiney was unconscious this
morning, says the bulletin issued bv
rish belf-IJetermination league
- ?st 4 P- m- the 73d dav of thc mayor's
"He opened his eyes occasionally,'
says the bulletin, "staring sometimes
A Father Domimc, but gave no sign
of recognition. He, lies quietly,
moaning as if in pain.
l he restrictions suddenly im
posed on the mayor's relatives pro
hibiting their access to the mayor's
quarters and removing their facilities
for communicating with friends out
side continue in force. Misses Mary
and Annie MacSwiney remained in
the waiting room of the prison at!
day yesterday. Shortly after 10
o'clock last night they were .put ou
In Omaha to Talk
On League Pact
Josephus Daniels Solemnly
Asserts He Believes Gov
ernor CoxyWill Be the
Josephus Daniels, secretary of the
United States navy, arrived here yes
terday afternoon from Lincoln to
deliver a campaign address tonight in
The secretary is for the league of
nations, for the Wilson league of
nations, and he said sq.
"If we enter the league we will not
have to maintain a large navy: if
we don't go into the league, we will
nave to maintain a larger navy, was
one of the statements made by the
' . . .
He asserted with solemnity that
during his recent trip he observed
an increasing sentiment for Govern'
or James M. Cox of Ohio and he bt-
lieves that Governor Cox will " be
elected. He explained that he was
a good Methodist and would not
say anthing that he did not believe.
( Explains Price Decline.
'The cause of declining prices for
agricultural products," . he said, "is
due to conditions in Europe, where
the nations have not demoblized
their armies and thus do not have
money with which to buy our pro.
Secretary Daniels has a welcome
for newspaper men. He stated that
he is the owner and editor, of the
News and Observer at Raleighj N. C.
One of the callers' at his suit in
Hotel r- ontenelie yesterday was
James C Dahlman, United .State
marshal. Marshal Dahlman' met the
secretary the first time in Washing
ton, 1893. Mr.- Dahlman wanted
somebody to show liira aroundthe
capital city and he chanced to "meet
Josephus Daniels, who took the
Omaha man to Hoke Smith and than
to other notables. Marshal Dahlman
and Secretary Daniels were together
m Chicago during the democratic na
tional convention in 1896, when W.
J. Bryan was nominated the first
Woman Wants Waterway.
Another caller yesterday was a
Denver woman, whose name the sec
retary did not remember. This" wom
an wanted the secretary to take au
interest in the improvement of the
Missouri river, to make the Old
In a few years women are gonTg
to take a front plac5 in the affairs
cf the nation and' men won't have
so much "to say." commented tha
He doubted whether a woman will
ever serve as secretary of the navy
The secretary's last visit to
Omaha was four yars ago when he
attended a function at .the Chamber
Sunday School Convention
Closes Meeting at Stella
Stella, Neb.. Oct. 24. (Special).
Richardson., the banner county of
Nebraska in Sunday school work,
has just closed an unusually suc
cessful annual convention at the
Evangelical church in Dawson. W.
H. Kimberlv. business manace r of
the Nebraska Sunday School asso
ciation, was leader at, the conven
tion. . .
jvuss ixeine Cleaver ot rails city
took the place on the program or
Miss Margaret Ellen Brown, gen
eral secretary of the association.
Henry O. Layson of Dawson was
re-elected president of the Richard
son county association, and Fred B.
Lee of Dawson, secretary-treasurer.
The new vice president is E. T. Peck
of Falls City. ,
Asks Stand of Harding '
Toward Farmers of West
San Francisco, Oct. 24. As a.
means of relieving what he described
as a "desperate" situation faced by
the farmers of the western agricul
tural districts, Parley P. Christensen,
farmer-labor party candidate .for
president, in a telegram sent to War
ren G. Harding, asked the republican
candidate if he would approve of a
measure insuring the farmer against
loss. He compared such a measure to
the protection afforded the railroads
in the Ssch-Cummins act.
Night Watchman Help Up
And Robbed by Negroes
H. L. Koser. 2030 Sorinirfield
street, night watchman at the Sun
derland Brothers coal yards. Forty-
second and Izard streets, was held
up by two negroes at the point of a
revolver and robbed of $60 last night
at 10:30 while making his rounds.
After summoning the police Koser
pointed out the direction in which
the negroes had disappeared, but
after a thorough search of the ter
ritory no trace of them was found.
G. O. P. Woman Speaks.
Hebron, Neb., Oct. 24 (Special)
Alargeudience gathered to hear the
address delivered by Mrs; Lulu P.
Andrews, secretary of the republican
state central committee. The speak
er was introduced by Mrs. Roy A.
He Would Rather Explain
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- IQopjrUhi: l80i Br Tlx Chloco Tribuaa.
CLtHU P00T ON ARTiaCX.
ARTICLE IS AN ALLIANCE TO ENfORX
PERPCTUAtrf THROUGH THf 0PEOM0NS OF
IXC LEAGUE 1MT DCOStONS OF M .WILSON
AND HIS ASSOCIATE IN TW YEAR.
Trade in Omaha
Four Men Victims of Holdups
Yesterday Many Homes
And Business Houses
i - V-
Four bold holdups and nine rob
beries were reported to detectives
Keturninsr to nis nome aiter taK-
ittgva.. girl ; f riead .-home,.' Jidward
Clinton. 2504 Cass street was ac
costed by an armed holdup man at
Twenty-seventh and DaVenport
Clinton attempted to argue the
bandit out of taking his money.
When the holdup stuck his hands in
Clinton s pocket, Clinton shouted,
attracting an unidentified pedestrian
who' gave chase, firing two shots at
the banditv Police did not learn,
the pedestrian's name. The bandit
got $2.50 from Clinton.
two automobile bandits held up
H. S. Rachman. 3019 California
street, at Thirty-third and Califor
nia streets, early yesterday morning
and relieved him of $6. The bandits
were armed and threatened Rachman
not to shout for help.
Frank Mack, 3006 ' Manderson
street, was the victim of a holdup
artist when srot $8 from' him at
Thirteenth and Vinton streets early
yesterday morning. The two men
were masked and armed with revol
vers. ". .
Arthur Freeman. 2625 ' Caldwell
street, was held up by two negroes
who stole his grip containing. $25
worth of tools. The negroes were
angry because Freeman did not have
- Burglars used a pass key "at the
home of E. E. Smith. North Thirty-
third street, and stole $200 worth of
clothes and jewelry.
Guy H. bheeley, Verdon. Neb-
missed a grip containing $100 worth
of clothing in his car which was
parked at Eighteenth . and Harney
Mike Front's room at 514 North
Sixteenth street was . ransacked and
$200 worth of olotfiing taken.
An unidentified man who walked
into M. White's' store. .316 South
Thirteenth street, to look at some
shirts, .stole three garments while
White was attending another cus
tomer. One . hundred, dollars worth of
clothing was stolen when burglars
ransacked the room of C & Nelson.
2209 Douglas street.
A tire was stolen from an auto
mobile owned by H. G. Hoil. Ma
jestic apartments, at Eighteenth and.
Douglas streets, by thieves who cut
the chains to get it.
Thieves smashed a window in the
M. D. Colton store, 1714 Notth
Twenty-fourth street, yesterday and
stole -4100 worth of clothes which
were displayed in the windew.
A mince' pie and $5 in cash were
stolen bv thief from the home of
Mrs. William Miller, 2308 Douglas
street. Entrance was gained through
a basement window.
Secretary Daniels Fails
) Jo Hold Lincoln Audience
Lincoln Neb.. Oct. 23. Special
Telegram.) Charging that the onlv
motive the republicans had for op
posing the league of nations was fearl
that if it was adopted it would make
President Wilson . so strong that
there would be no chance for a re
publican victory this year, Secretary
of the Navy Josephus Daniels spoke
to what at the beginning was a large
audience at the city auditorium, but
a large number left before he fin
ished his talk.
Golf Tournament Held,
Hebron, Neb.. Oct. 24 (Special)
A golf tournament between the
married men and the single men was
held here today. The Red Cross will
ARTICLE X IS A THROWBACK TO THE OtO M
Discredited aluahces of the past. II IHffl ' '
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Power and not the spmot or woeffss. !l Iw
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4UDON BIT OP THE RULERS OF THE PRESENT J I1
Cenekadon upon all future ccneradons. 1 r-Af?g-ytxf
receive the proceeds.
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Settlement of the
Coal Strike Good
Miners' Representatives Con
fer With Lloyd George and
Cabinet Members Nego-
' ' nr rtiA AwmrfAtod Prefli.
London, Oct. 24. Premier Lloyd
George, cabinet members and mem
bers of the striking coal miners, con
ierred for three hours in the pre
lmierla official esidence Jn Downing
i a. a. i ' a
gates had departed the cabinet mem
bers continued in session with Lloyd
George. Frank Hodges, miners rep
resentative, said the discussions
would be continued.
Later the miners' executive body
went into conference, which lasted
until 4:30 p. m., anf then adjourned
until tomorrow. The conversations
with Mr. Lloyd George will be re
sumed tomorrow, it was announced
Hope seemed to prevail that there
would be a settlement of the coa!
strike as a result of the renewal of
the direct negotiations between thc
miners and the government. Mean
while, neither side has disclosed the
nature of these negotiations, but,
according to unofficial reports, Pre
mier Lloyd George Suggested some
new formula which would satisfy the
government, that if a two shillings
advance in wages was conceded it
would be accompanied by an in
creased output. There seems to be
a strong belief that the full execu
tive committee of the miners' federa
tion will meet the government with
in a few days on a basis which can
be submitted to the miners for ac
ceptance or rejtction.
Roads Are Blocked
By Heavy Snow Storm
Grand Junction, Colo., Oct. 24.
From three inches to. five feet of
snow covers western Colorado.
Mountain roads are closed, and fruit
trees with fruit unpicked are report
ed to have broken tinder the addi
tional weight, with loss. At Ouray
the temperature was reported 16 de
grees above zero.
The storm ended here late today,
but snow still is falling in the Safl
Juan mountains at Ouray, . f nd in
the Telluride. region. -The snowfall
here was officially reported as three
inches, the, heaviest of any early
snow storms in years.
At Fruita foufr inches of snow
was reported, with varying depths
up to one foot in the Grand Valley
where fruit trees were damged.
Forest rangers reported 38 inches
kof snow on the level at Grand Mesa
lakes, above Cedar Ridge. The toll
road to Ouray and Silverton has
been closed, the earliest closine in
years. Five feet of snow was re
ported at Red Mountain and Iron
ton park: Four to five feet also was
reported at Camp Bird and Sneffels
with snow Still falling. ,
Mine Superintendent Shot ,
By Unidentified Person
Williamson,' W. Va.,- Ocf. 24.
John Gates, . superintendent of the
Gates mine of the ' Crystal Block
Mining Co., was shot and killed by
unidentified "persons while walking
in a road near Gates. Federal
troops in the. strike zone sent pa
trols thrdugh the woods and blood
hounds were put on the trail of the
" North Platte, Neb., Oct. " 24
(Special ' TeIegram)-i-The North
Platte Dental society- was organized
here with Dr.. H. C. Brock as presi
dent, Dr. Howard Yost, vice presi
dent, and Dr. Harry Mitchell, secretary-treasurer,
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For Oil Aqueduct
Mexican Paper Says U. S. Cor
poration Interested in Acqui
sition Across Isthmus
Of Tehuantepec. -
' Mexico City, Oct. 24. Charge;
that the United States shipping
board is directly interested in an ap
plication, now before the depart
ment of petroleum, for an oil aue
.duct acquisition -across the Isthmus
of Xehuantepec, and that its pur
pose is to secure a ready oil supply
for the American Pacific fleet, are
published today by the newspaper
Excelsior.Njn an article described as
a "voice oTa!arm calling on the
Mexican government to beware."
The newspaper asserts that the com
pany making the application, while
ostensibly Mexican in its makeup,
has representatives of the shipping
board as members.
The concession-of the first was
asked, it was asserted, by a genuine
Mexican company, which made ap
plication last year. Two other com'
panies besides the alleged shipping
board organization are. stated to
hr;e filed applications also.
United States naval strategy, de
clarea the article, demands that the
Pacific leet secure transportation of
oil from the Gulf of Mexico fields,
and the. proposed isthmus aqueduct
offers a route many, miles shorter
than the Panama canal route.-Bnt
ish ' oil monopolies, it is asserted
have limited the United States' c
tivities I outside its own borders
chiefly to Mexico.
Attention of the petroleum de
partment is called to Mexican law
which prohibits concessions to any
save .Mexicans. ,
The. proposed acqueduct would
run from Salina Cruz . to t Puerto
Mexico, and would cost several mil
Signor. Pesqueira, Mexican confi
dential agent at Washington, as yet
has made no statement.
Truck Drivers Refused
Demands for Wage Boost
New York. Oct. 24 New York
trucking company owners adopted
resolutions refusing demaflds of their
50.000 employes for shorter hours
and increased pay and notifying them
that they must work 10 hours for
the present v hour wage.
The resolution said:
"Labor should share with capital,
the burden of restoring a normal
adjustment of prices and substantial
concessions should be obtained from
labor to make possible a lower cost
for trucking in New York."
The union demanded a 7 per cent
increase per week and a reduction of
one hour a week.
Kearney Country Club to
' Enlarge Its Golf Course
Kearney, Neb., Oct 24. (Special)
ine Kearney country cluD an
nounced yesterday the acquisition of
an ackiitional 40 acres of land, ad
joining the. fine site already owned
by this organization, on whtch is lo
cated its nine-hoje golf course. Ad
ditional lands secured will make pos
sible the laying out of an 18-hole
course, to be undertaken immedi
ately. At a home-coming observed
yesterday the golfing season here
Came to a close.. , "
YV - . Forecast
Nebraska: Fair and warmer in
north and yrcst portions Monday
S . m
1 P. at... .. as
t P. m 64
S p. m... 64
4 p. ra M
5 p. m.v.... 66
p. m t
1 P. 41
7 a. m..
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t a. m..
IS a. m.i
11 a. m..
Senator Harding, Calls on Op
ponent to Reply to Charges
Of Waste by Dejno
By Tb AMoclatcd PrMi.
Marion. O.. Oct. 24. Accusing
the democratic party of failure to
place its issues squarely and fairly
before the people, Senator Harding
asked, in a statement tonight, that
his opponent answer numerous
charges he has brought against
At the same time he restated Ins
own opinion on various issues, and
declared that in his public utterances
he had proposed a definite construc
tive policy "to bring our people out
cf the jungle of mismanagement."
Extravagance, unpreparedness foi
both war and peace, over-centralization
of power, unnecessary taxation
unsound industrial policies and
"grotesque inefficiency vvere among
the accusations which Mr. Harding
said had not yet been answered, by
he democrats, as to tne league oi
vitions. he said he was wholly
against the democratic program, but
believed there was "full expectation
of becoming a member of a wise as
sociation of nations."
The senator's statement, addressed
to "the American people,", followsi
I believe that the men and wom
en of this country are entitled to re
ceive from any political party seek- ,
ing their report a clear answer upo
the predominant issues which effect
the future course of America.
"Seldom . in the history of oui
country has there been such an ;
avoidance of this duty tipon the pari
of any candidates as has been evi
dent among our opponents. ,
Affairs Mismanaged. , -
"The American people are satis
fied that the conduct of our domes- rv
tic affairs has been . grossly mis
managed. They hunger for a con- ;
structive American policy, it has
been my sense of obligation to treat
with xlarity and definition, the re
publican plan for putting our housi
I call upon the democratic party
to answer the charges that its man-
agement of domestic affairs had
brought us to the brink of an in-.
dastrial crisis in 1914, from which -world
war saved us, and is even now
leading us toward another preci
pice. - i ' . '
"There has been io answer to the
well known fact that they have cos!
America untold billions of dollars
land the precious lives of ear sons
by unpreparedness tor war, persisted
in for political expediency.
"They have made no answer to th
charge that they were equally un
prepared for peace and reconstruc
tion. . :
Big Tax Burden. ,-
"They have made no answer to the
charge that their experiment with
the American railways, their indns-,
trial policy, and their maintaining in
the federal government, hundreds of
thousands of unnecessary employes,
has placed on the tax payers a fear
ful financial burden which our men ,
and women and even their children,
will have to pay.
"They have made no answer to
the charge that their rule has been
one of grotesque Inefficiency.
"They have made no answer to
the charge that during the control
(Contlnnrd en Far Two, Column Cm.) ;
Denies Reduction in T
Salaries of the Postal
Employes at Chicago
Chicav Tribane-Ommfca Be leucd Wire.
Washington, Oct. 24. Published
statements that salaries of the em-
ployees. of the Chicago postal serv
ice are being reduced because of a ;
decline in the cost of living were de-
nied by First Assistant Postmaster
General Koons. Mr. Koons declared
that reports that Postmaster Garlile
of Chicago had been ordered to re
duce the pay of 450 employees in a
letter received from the postmaster
general were branded , as "absurd,
r.dicuIous and false. ' '
Salaries have been readjusted in
the most liberal manner,' Mr. Koons
said. "In readjusting the salaries ol
the supervisory officials of the Chi
cago postoffice, 263 received promo
tions, the average increase beinu
?344 for these employees, while .
$90,486 for these employees, while X
the reductions numbered only 45. in.
stead of 450 as stated, and amounted . -to
-.but $3,520, and average of less
'han $80 per employee.' oer annum
These reductions were made because
employees were not performing
work which woi'Jd enable.the depart
ment to assign them to a higher
salary." - ,
Lincoln County Breeders
North Platte. Neb.. Oct. 24
(Special Te!eram1 The Lincoln
County Preferred Breeders associa
tion has been organized with twenty
charter members. It was agreed to
hold a sale next month in b!e
pavilion to be erected here.
Officers elected are: Pres dent. T.
F. McCrone: secretary and manager
Arthur Gandrealt of Brady: treasur
er, jonn unlhth of Maxwell - ;
ihe following directors were chos
en: John Griffith of Maxwell:
Charles Liston of Dixon; H. Kerr of
Brady: F..J. McKoch of Hershev:
and Fred McClymont of North
Platte. . .. .
Daniels to Speak at "17
Josephus C. Daniel. srretarv nf
the navy, will speak this afternoon
at 2:30 to the member of the politi
cal science department of ;the Wom
an's club at the Y. W. C. A. audi
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