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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 112.
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OMAHA,. .TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1920.
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Lord Mayor Who Expired on
74th Day of Jlunger Strike,
To Rest in Plot Reserved
For Soldier Dead.
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'London. Oct. 25. Terence Mac
Swiney, lord mayor of Cork, died at
Brixton prison, this city, at 5:40
o'clock this morning. - '
His death occurred on the 74th
day of a hunger strike that eclipsed
any in the annals of the medical
world. , .
'MacSwiney, who had been uncon
scious 36 hours, did not recover his
faculties .'before he died. Father
Ucminic, his private chaplain, and
nis oroinerk jonn Macswmey, were
v ith him when the end came.
. Wife Not Present.
John MacSwiney and the. chaplain,
who had been waiting downstairs in
the prison, were told by prison offi
cials at 4:35 o'clock that they should
go to the mayor's bedside, as they
thought death was approaching. The
brother asked for the privilege of
communicating with other relatives
ho were not present, but the offi
cials, it is said, refused him the use
of a telephone.
After the prisoner's death his
brother and the chaplain were not
permitted to leave Brixton prison
until 6:15 o'clock. John MacSwiney
immediately conveyed word to the
widow of the lord mayor, who was
staying at a West End hotel with
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, the former
being the London executive of the
Irish Self-determination league.
Mrs. MacSwiney, accompanied by
her parents, and the Misses Annie
and Mary MacSwiney, sisters of the
lord mayor, arrived at Brixton
prison at 9:30 o'clock.
Burial in Ireland.
It is understood arrangements ate
being made to take the body to Ire
land for burial.
News of MacSwiney's death had
not become- known in the district
cround Brixton prison until after
9 o'clock. '
MacSwiney f was .unconscious for
36 hours before bis death occurred.
fere, was unable to give htm the last j
acrament, bat he aamtmsterea ex-;
Was 40 Years Old.
Terence MacSwiney was 40 years
old and was one of the most promi
nent Sinn Feiners. He started life
as a draper's assistant, but became
a poet, author and a playwright be
fore taking up politics tenously.
Later he became violently anti-English.
While in Wakefield jail, York--shire,
in 1916, he met Muriel Mur
phy, daughter of a wealthy Cork dis-
tiller, who visited the jail, and short-
i ly after they were married, 'despite
MacSwiney was elected as a Sinn
Fein member from Cork to the Brit
ish Parliament in 1918, but never
took his seat He was elected lord
mayor or sw in luu. (
For various political offenses he
had been in jail, with brief intervals
tCottal P Tw, Catalan w.)
Uncovered When Two
Bodies Are Located
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct 25. The
deepest murder mystery with which
the police of Allegheny county have
grappled in years was presented to
day when the bodies of two unidenti
fied men, one of them headless, were
found in thick underbrush on the
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the police that both had been mur
dered, probably in Pittsburgh or
Coraopolis, and that their bodies
were then taken in an automobile to
a secluded spot The pockets of
both were turned inside out.
Both bodies were in an advanced
state of decomposition. Detectives
learned that two Coraopolis Italian
business men, Joseph Galada and
Michael Crevaro, had been missing
from their homes since August 13.
Both conducted erocery stores. Add
ing to the mystery of the case, if it
should develop that the bodies
found are those of the two Italians,
ij the fact that the relatives of neith
er notified the police or county au
thorities. The theory of a duel was
abandoned when no weapons were
found. . t
First Volunteer of Civil
War Dies; Struck by Auto
New York, Oct 25. Brig. Gen.
Rush C. ' Hawkins, who won fame
during the 'rival war as commander
of "Hawkins' zouaves," died at St
Vincent's hospital here today from
3 fractured skull sustained last night,
when he was struck by an auto
mobile in Fifth avenue. He was 89
years old. He is said to have been
the first volunteer - soldier of the
civil war. ' I
Rate Increases on Lumber
Are Suspended by L C C
Washington, Oct 25. Proposed
increases ranging from 2J4 cents to
6 cents per . 100 pounds on lumber
and other forest products, from Mis
souri river crossings destinations
in Illinois. Iowa, Minnesota. Mis
souri, South Dakota and Wisconsin,
were suspended today by the inter
state ' commerce commission until
February 22, 1921, - . ,.
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Lord Mayor MacSwiney
Dies on 74th, Day of Fast
Senate Vote ton Peace Treaty Is
Now Acceptable to Go vernor Cox
Democratic Candidate for President Weakens
Stand for Wilson Pact "Clarifying Reserva
tions" Acceptable, He Tells Friends.
Huntington, W; Va Oct "25,
Governor Ce ,of Ohio announced
today that if elected president he
would "sit down with the senate and
make an agreement, upon which
the league of nations and that his
agreement should be determined by
the senatorial elections.
"The executive will," the demo
cratic presidential candidate said,
"should not control and it is un
thinkable." he declared, that Amer
ican membership in the league should
be postponed two years, when the
next senatorial elections would be
held. American membership, he in
High Court to Pass j
on Railroad Bill;
Certification of Wage Disputes j
On Electric Roads to Labor
Board Causes Muddle. "
Chicago, Oct 25. The - suprem
court may btf ajked to interpret th
Esch-Cummingst transportation act
ps a result of the certification to the
railway labor board of a number of
wage disputes involving employes of
The board hai been hearing argu
ment for two weeks on the ques
tion of whether or not it has juris
diction under th act over such lines.
A .decision is not expected before
next week. Either side may appeal
to the courts if not satisfied with the
board's decision, and members pre
dicted today that an appeal would
The board ha3 begun hearing the
cases of employes of more than 100
' short line" railroads.
Unofficially, members of the board
indicate that the wage schedules laid
down in the $600,000,000 award last
July to the employes of the big rail
roads will be applied to many of the
short lines. '
Old Merc Ttimoles to
36, Lowest This Fall
It was chilly yesterday morning,
Old Merc did a knockout tumble
fcr the month, striking bottom only
at 36 degrees at 7 a. m. That's ha
best he's done this October.
Omaha was one of the chilliest
cities in the United States at tha
hour, with North Platte holding the
iecord for the country at 24 degrees.
In -the face of this, however.
Weather Man Robbins promised
warmer weather for last night in
fluenced no doubt, by the wealth of
sunshine through the day.
Calgary Coal Miners Are v
Given $1.15 Day Wage Boost
Calgary. Alberta, Oct 25. An In
crease of $L15 a day in the wages of
Alberta coal miners, granted by op
erators in conference with represen
tatives of the United Mine Workers
of America, was announced today.
Bombs Found in Tokio.
Tokio, Oct 25. Two bombs sim-j
ilar to those which exploded in front
of the house of representatives last
summer were found here today and!
removed by the police -
dicated,- was the primary considera
tion. That fie favored American
participation' with "clarifying reser
vations" was reiterated by the gov
ernor. Hailed by members of the gov
ernor's party as one of the most im
portant campaign developments the
candidate's announcement was in
response to an open letter-sent to
day to Governor Cox and his re
publican opponent Senator Harding
by 50 of their supporters urging
them to accept whatever revision of
the Lodge reservations two-thirds of
the next senate might aprove.
Bonus for Factories
Omaha C. of C. Commissioner
j Tells ' Secretaries Practice
Has Been Failure.
Chicago, Oct. 25. Bonus-giving to
bring industries to a city has gener
ally proved to be an unsound, prac
tice and has been almost entirely
abandoned, J. David Larson, secre
tary of the Chamber of Commerce at
Omaha, Neb., told the sixth annual
convection of the National Associa
tion of Commercial Organization
Secretaries here today.
.taking Commercial Org
tions and Industrial Financing" for i
his subject, Mr. LarsOn character
iz?d the' bonus practice. as a bubble.
"Years ago. some enthusiastic soul
conceived the. idea of buying indus
tries by giving bonuses," he said.
I his expensive experiment ap
peared in the form of cash, free land,
tax exemptions, et etc. Factory
chasers, competing and spurred on
by alleged civic pride, eliminated
more conservative organizations
and, of course, the bonus-hunter
vent where the bribe was largest
"Because of the bribes offered
hundreds of industries .were built in
towns and. cities .which were not
suited for these enterprises and they
were flltimately failures, with a loss
to the owner and to the bonus-giver.
"Even Xanadian cities, where the
municipalities, through taxation, of
fered liberal bonuses, 'have aban
doned the plan as a failure." j
High Court Refuses to Take .
Jurisdiction in SuffCase
Washington.; Oct., 25. TfTe su
preme court today refused to grant
the request of .Harry S. Meccartnev.
a Chicago lawyer, that it assum;
original jurisdiction over his suit
broueht in the District Of'Columbia
courts to compel Secretary of Stats
Colby to promiugate the peace reso
lution passed last May by congress.
President Wilson vetoed the resolu
tion and it was not passed over his
Student, Alleged to Have
Killed Man, Gives Self Up
Phi'adelohia. Pa.. Oct. 25. Wil
liam Purdon Brines, the University
of Pennsylvania student charged
with the killing of Elmer C. Drewes,
the Dartmouth college senior, sur
rendered to the police this after
noon and after a two-minute hear
ing before a police magistrate, was
committed to the county j prison
without bail. ,
Bite of Ape
Defense of Pet Dog From
Attack Results in Wound
, Which Several Operations
Failed to Heal.
Rule Was Turbulent
By Th AwittcUUed Ftet.
Athens, Oct 25. King Alexander j
cf Greece; died at 5:20 this evening. :
His death was due to wounds re- j
crived when a pet monkey attacked
him early in October, the king be
ine badlv mutilated.
Throughout last night the heart J
action giew weaker, his general de-j
bility became more pronounced and
pulmonary symptoms were intense.
Breathing at times was most difficult
rnd alarming, and at noon today it
was announced. the king's condition
Ruled Three eYars.
Alexander succeeded to the throne
of Greece in June, 1917, when his
father, King Constantine, abdicated
in response to the demand of France,
Great Britian and Russia, the three
powers which had guaranteed the
constitutional liberties of the Greek
people. Alexander was the second
son of Constantine and at the time
of. his accession was not quite 24
years old. His elder brother, Crown,
Prince George, was considerede in
eligible for the throne because of his
alleged pro-German sympathies.
In any event, King Constantine
nominated Alexander to succeed him.
The fall of Constantine had been
brought about through the agency of
the French senator, M. Jonnart, who
went to Athens in June, 1917, as a
representative of (the three great
powers, on the ground that this step
would establish unity of feeling
among the Greeks and greater secur
ity for the entente forces then oper
ating in the east Constantine had
been accused of . pro-German sym
pathies partly on account of his
marriage to the Princess Sophie,
sister of the then Emperor William
of Germany, and it also was charged
that he had not acted honestly to
ward the aliles. Alexander, on the
other hand, was reported to be free
from pro-German proclivities.
Canstantine left Athens and took
up his residence in Switzerland.
, Lack of Harmony. .,. -Alexander
took the oath of of
fice at Athens in August, 1917, and
promised. to carry out the policy of
his father.. This was said to have
shocked the entente powers It soon
was reported that he was at odds
with Premier Venizelos and had re
fused to abandon his idea ot con
tinuing his father's program. Some
doubts were raised as to the advis
ability of permitting him to assume
the throne unless he discountinued
what was characterized as an ob
Reports of lack of harmony be
tween Alexander and Venizelos
were circulated in the spring of
1920, but the premier disposed of
j these in a statement in which he
! paid tribute to the king's patriotism,
i One respect in which the king and
his premier were said to have been
at odds was over the king's inor
ganic marriage to. Mile. Manos,
daughter of a former aide-de-camp
to his father, which is said to have
taken place in November, 1919. No
record of the marriage was obtain
able owing to the fact that it was
not recorded with the metropolitan
of Athens, the supreme eccleciastic
authority of Greece.
-The young king and his morgan
atic wife were childhood friends and
sweethearts. Alexander asserted
that he had a right to marry whom
ever he pleased and took his bride
to the palaqe , in Athens. This
aroused a storm of ' discussion
which so displeased his wife that
in the early part of 1920 she went
with her mother and sister to live
in Paris, and Alexander visited her
there in the following May. It was
announced that the Greek "constitu
tion did not grant him permission
to enter upon the morganatic mar
riage and that action by the ureek
parliament, would be necessary to
determine whether Mile. Manos
could become queen of Greece or re
main the king's official consort
Alexander's refusal to give up his
wife was said to have greatly wor
ried Venizelos and there were re
ports that the king would not re
turn to Greece. He did so, however,
and witnessed Greek operations in
Thrace in the summer of 1920, en
tering Adrianople, which had been
surrendered to the Greek troops,
amid a great demonstration.
On October 3 he was bitten by a
monkey while endeavoring to pro
tect his dog from an attack. His,
wound became infected and several
operations for the removal of flesh
were performed. His condition for
several days was reported to be
Bandits Force Cashier
Out of Bed for Robbery
Toledo, O., Oct. 25. Five bandits
early today forced the cashier of the
bank at Alvordton. O.. in Williams
county, to get out of bed. .unlock the
safe and turn over to them $3,500 in
cash and several thousand in Liberty
bonds. They gave first aid to his
wife, who fainted when they forced
entrance to the cashier's home.
Reds Sign Armistice With
Ukranians Is Late Report
Vienna. Oct 25. (Jewish Tele
graphic Agency.) A report received
here today from Lemberg, Galtcia,
says that the holsheviki have con
cluded an armistice with General
Petlura. leader of the Ukrainian
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Expected Riots ,
Fail to Occur as
No Uprisings Feared But Ex
tension of Guerrilla Warfare
Against Police Is Antici
pated by Authorities.
Cork, Ireland, Oct 25. (By The
Associated Press.) Feverish inter
est in possible developments caused
by the death of Lord Mayor Mac
Swiney of this city, which occurred
in Brixton " prison, London, this
morning, is mingled with the grief
in which his death has plunged South
Ireland. .Although the people ap
pear stirred to the highest degree of
bitterness, it is regarded as extreme
lv improbable that there will be any
outbreaks or disorderly demonstra
tions in this citv.
It is expected, however, there will
be a considerable extension and in-
tensification of guerrilla warfare
against the police and military
forces, which, anticipating reprisals,
are doubling their vigilance, espe
cially m remote districts.
Cork Jail Guarded.
Cork jail, where a number of hun
ger strikers are in a grave condi
tion, is guarded inside and out by
soldiers equipped with machine guns,
and the large garrison also has tanks
and armored cars. "
The news of Lord Mayor Mac
Swiney s death, received m private
telegrams to his friends, traveled
quickly throughout the city. A
meeting of the city council to dis
cuss the situation arising from the
lord mayor's death was called for
The deputy lord mayor announced
that he and several other municipal
officials would proceed to Brixton
prison today. He stated that plans
for holding-the funeral in Cork
would be proceeded with.
New York Irish Meet.
New York, Oct 25. A mass
meeting of citizens to denounce
British treatment of Terence Mac
Swiney, lord mayor of Cork, who
died today in London, called for
next Saturday afternoon at the Polo
grounds, was announced today by a
committee on Irish independents.
Protests against the "attacking of
towns by British police and the
treatment of other hunger strikers
are to be made in speeches by Ea
monn De Valera, president of the
Irish republic," and Frank P. Walsh
c the committee on Irish independ
' Three Shot Dead
Dublin, Oct 25. A sergeant and
two constables were shot dead and
three constables were wounded this
morning when 100 armed men am
bushed a police patrol between
Grange and Pamlish. countv Slizo.
There were nine men in the ambush
today in consequence of numer
ous military raids throughout the.
city. Armed soldiers occupied
Manson house and a search
followed. Hotels and private houses
were raided and shots were fired.
One soldier is reoorted to have beeu
Stunt Aviator to
Appear in Court
Birdman Charged With Dis
turbing Peace in Flight
First Case on Record.
William C. Brooks, Blair, Neb.,
the aviator who executed a series
of "contour chasing" stunts just
over and under the tops of down
town buildings Saturday morning,
will appear in police court . this
morning "to answer charges of dis
turbing the peace, littering the
streets with paper and distributing
advertising matter without a license.
Charles E. Foster and C. E. Walsh,
prosecuting attorneys, will represent
This is the initial case of its kind
to be .tried in the United States.
There is no law, so far5 as known,
that controls the situation and it is
expected that Brooks will be ac
quitted. The only law that applies
in any way is that which defines the
control of motor vehicles.
If the state is able to prove that
airplanes are characterized as motor
vehicles, the aviator no doubt will
be indicted. However, a vehicle is
defined as a conveyance moving on
wheels, and an airplane can hardly
be classed under that head. The case
will be tried at 9 this morning.
Strike of British
Coal Miners Near End
London. Oct 25. Premier Llovd
George and members of the govern
ment this morning conferred with
government experts concerning a
tew set of figures for wages of the
coal. miners and production in the
coal industry. Later the government
leaders and revresentatives of the
miners met " and continued the
negotiations beg'jn Sunday for a set
tlement of the miners' strike.
Conversations renewed at No. 10.
Downing street today, between
Premier Lloyd George and execu
tives of the miners' federation were
confidently expected to lead to a
settlement, of the miners' strike,
which last week threatened to in
volve Great Britain in an industrial
Prominent ex-cutives of the feder
ation and government officials are
quoted by newspapers here as being
optimistic of the situation.
Beatrice Man Arraigned
On Rug Stealing Charge
Beatrice, 2feb.. Oct. 25. (Soecial.)
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rence of this city and 'stealing a
number of rugs, was arrainged yes
terday in Judge Craig's court and
pleaded not guilty. His case was
set for hearing on November 5 and
he was released on $500 bond.
5,712,057 Running Bales
of Cotton Ginned This Year
Washington, Oct 25. Cotton
pinned prior to October 18 amounted
to 5,712,057 running bales, includ
ing 138,554 round bales, 14,312 bajes
of American-Egyptian, and 340 bales
of Sea Island, the census bureau an
Row Breaks Out
At Meeting of
Colorado Delegate Says" State
ment in Address Cast Slur
Upon His State Leaves'
A row broke out at' the 44th an
nual meeting of the American Hu
mane association yesterday after
noon at the Hotel Fontenelle when
one of the speakers in the course
of an address, was quoted as de
claring that a state tax for a hu
mane society section of state gov
ernment was a temptation for graft
"I consider that a personal aftront
to ' the Colorado society. f. B
F anger, .a delegate from Denver,
Colo., shouted. Then he walked out
of the hall.
"Maybe he didn't mean Colorado,"
"He couldn't mean any other state
because Colorado is the only state
in the union which has an institu
tion such as the speaker alluded to,"
Fanger retorted. "I won't stand it
and I am going to telephone to my
boss that 1 m going home.
Children's Future Discussed. ,
The future of illegitimate chil
dren," was discussed by R. C
Craven, manager of the Boston Ani
mal Rescue league. He admitted he
knew no solution, but expressed hope
that continual study of the situation
would result b straightening out the
social and legal outcast the illegiti
mate child. He said:
Churches, the law, the courts, sol
ciety. organized, each in its turn,
has tried for a solution. Each is still
trying in its way to bring about a
more hopeful condition, but still the
cases crop up everywhere, and the
results in nearly all cases are disas
trous." Three main subjects of special in
(Contlnofd o Pg Two. Coliraa Stb.)
Bomb Wrecks Home
Of Railroad Man
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 25. Ex
plosion of a bomb, thrown through
the front window of a house oc
cupied by F. B. Shong, general claim
agent here for the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad,
wrecked the lower floor of the two
ftory residence early today. Fout
persons in the house escaped injury.
Police found portions of the bomb
near a fireplace in the living room.
Shong was unable to assign any rea
son for the attack.
Tuesday fair and warmer.
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Republican Nominee Scorea
Handling of Affairs in
Explains League Stand
Br Tha AftaocUttrd frm
Washington, Oct 25. Senate;
Harding in a kre-election state
ment to the American people made
public here tonight, declared the re
publican party "goes to the peoph
assured that they will recognize it
superiority as an instrumentality o
admtnistration and that in the elec
tion now impending, they will givt
it' the certificate of their confidence
and trust" '
The republican party nominee
criticised democratic administration
of governmental affairs, ; declaring
"the nation is determined to be done
with democracy under the mere guise
of democratic forms." The republican
party, he asserted, "has proposed in
its platform and developed in the
utterances of its leaders, a program
which contemplates equal opportun
ity for all," and "recognizes the vices
of exploitation and profiteering."
As to the league of nations issue.
Senator Harding summarized his
partv's position as follows:
"the republican party proposes
such an association of nations as will
most effectively further the aspira
tion for world-wide and permanent
peace without sacrificing any part of
the independence of the American
nation. It believes America can and
must bear its full part in the respon
sibilities of the world, but it always
believes that America alone must de
cide what that part shall be."
Senator Harding's statement fol
lows: "In asking the suffrage of th(
American electorate this year, the re
publican party has in mind both the
record of service from its beginning,
whereof it is very proud, and the
vision of opportunity for service in
the future which its spokesmen have
presented during this campaign. We
are asking that a great responsibility
be imposed upon us. It is a respon
sibility that must be measured br
Dotn tne gravity oi ine ensis inst
confronts the world and the inca
oacity with which the present admin
istration has met the problems of
the last few years. Onerous as is,
lU- ranrhnctHtlitv w cp1r Alir nartV
has no thought of evading, for .it
never has been guilty of that
Only Course Open.
"Domestic, economic and ad
ministrative policies had brought this
country to the danger of disaster
before the outhteak of the war in
Europe. The vast expansion of out
export trade and demands upon our
producing facilities, which came with
the war, saved US from immediate
precipitation of that disaster. But
chat phase has new passed, and noth
ingbut a return to those construc
tive and progressive policies which
have always characterized the repub
lican administration can save us from
rariy realization or danger inai con
fronted us at the middle of 1914. "
"Fromvlhe beginning of the war in
Europe, the democratic administra
tion steadfastly refused to prepan
for the national defense in case w
should be involved. In 1916, when it
was apparent to most people that our
country was in imminent danger ol
being drawii into the struggle, the
democratic partv made its campaign
on the boast that it had kept us out
of war and the promise to continue
to keep us out Thus when we found
ourselves at last in the struggle, we
were utterly unready for it, and our
participation cost immeasurably
more than it should have cost
An administration that, when all
the world was in conflagration re
fused to realize the importance of
preparedness, of course could not be
expected to realize while we at war,
the necessity of preparing for peace.
So we entered into peace quite as
unready for it as we had been for.
war. Our economies were disor
organized, our debt enormous and
our foreign commercedevoted large
ly 'to supplying the necessaries of
People Denied Peace.
"Instead of settling itself to rem
edying these conditions, the admin
istration has devoted itself from the
day of the armistice to promoting
a project of world reorganization in
which America should bear the larg
est responsibilities of guaranteeing
a new scheme of things. Instead of
making legal peace as soon as actual
peace had been won, the American
people alone of all warring nations,
were denied by their government, the
privilege of a return to the legal
status of peace and to the enjoyment
of those rights which they had tem
porarily surrendered under the cir
cumstances of war.
"So long as war was on, republi
cans upheld the hands of the admin
istration, forgetting party consider
ations and gave their vote in support
of war measures far more generous
ly than did their political oppo
nents. Yet an autocratic adminis
tration repaid this loyalty with the
demand, in the campaign of 1918.
that republicans be removed from
every position of influence and in
power. That desnand the country
rejected. It was the first time in
th history of this nation that an
administration had been defeated in
the midst of a foreign war. That
defeat would have been ample ad mo
nition to any administration rot en
tirely absorbed in its own peculiar
policies and purposes. But it appa
(Cautiaued aa Paa Twa, Calnjut OurJ
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