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Testif i es
General Barnett Explains Mis
take in Figures Responsible
For Statement of 3,250
Deaths of Natives.
Toy Killings Only 2,250
By Tha Auorlslod Frma.
Washington, Oct. 27. Public in
vestigation of the conduct of Ameri
can marines in Haiti was begun to
day by the special naval court of
inquiry, with the examination of
Brig. Gen. George Barnett, former
commandant of the marine corps,
and Maj. Edmund N. McClellan, of
the corps historical division. The
court will meet again tomorrow, but
no lurther witnesses have yet been
General Barnett told the court that
his charge of "indiscriminate killing"
of natives in Haiti which prompted,
inquiry, had been based on record of
court martial ot two marine corps
ivates. waiter h.. Johnson and
unii j. 4uiuiikiii, jr. iie cor
rected a previous announcement that
. a
a total of 3.250 natives had been
killed fn action or otherwise dur-
4j2lh'e five years of American oc
cupation or tne republic, explaining
that an error in addition made in
resulted In this announcement. He
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imu iearnen since ne saw, mat tne
total was 2.250.
McClellan Gives Figures.
.Major McClellan, in whose ofice
Imitted a table showing the recorded
number of bandits killed. He said
very few had met death otherwise
than in action. Native casualties in
1915, the first year of the occupa
.i vBouaur iil nds luii uulpii. suu.
tion, were placed at Y those in
1916 at 50; in 1917. 2 1918, 35; in
1919, 1,861, and in 1920, 90. ,
The witness explained that the
large casualty list last vear was due
V 4v . .. 1 . - L . T 1 ...
; vu oiulhj in iorcc ov ine nanoits
on Port-Au-Prince and to the cam
paigns conducted in the hills.
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iu vi. jojiu ii. n.usseu in
which the reference was made to
"indiscriminate killing" of natives
was ' based only on the record of
the trial. He added,' however, that
the statement of counsel and testi
mony in those cases so shocked him
that he had directed further investi
. gation. He reiterated that "'by in
discriminate killing", he had not
meant promiscuous killing, but
rather executions 'without ' judg
, ment."
-? ; Explains Actions.'
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ivusacii. personal ana coniiueniiai.
neral Barnett said he had two
W . . . .1 ,
Tysons, ina iirsi was mac ne naa
already written an official letter to
Sectetary.Daniels covering the case.
The second was he did not want it to
become public property.
"If I were permitted to make a
detailed and chronological statement
of events as they occurred during
the whole term of our occupation of
Haiti," said the general, "I could
soon clear this whole thing up."
Replying to questions, , General
Barnett said he Lad no personal
knowledge of any improper acts by
the marines and . knew nothing of
. alleged unlawful executions of na
tives until he read the reports of the
two cases he referred ti in the letter
of Colonel Russell. ,
"One other case, that of Captain
Hamilton, now a lieutenant," he
said, "left a bad taste in my mouth,
although the officer had been ac
quitted by the court martial."
Jury Evenly Divided
In Auto Gash Trial
Stanton, Neb., Oct. 27. (Special
Telegram.) The jury in the case of
uy pmit vci9U9 .iiaiic9 ijiauuci
in Judge Allen's district court here
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returned, stated That six -were for
acquittal and six for conviction. The
jury men were sent back to the jury
'room to deliberate further on the
case, which was somewhat of a sen-
ion wnen it was tried luesdav.
rauner is charged with being re-
nsioie tor mttinz an automobile
in which Pauline Webber, Margaret
DeWolre, Ed Slattery and a man
named Sage were riding on the night
of July 11 on the road near Stan
ton. Miss Webber lost part of her
right hand in the accident
The court room was crowded to
capacity while the testimony was
being given by witnesses on both
sides. Judge Cowan of Stanton
prosecuted for the state; George
F.berly of Stanton and William C
Traub were counsel for the defense.
In his opening statement, Attorney
Traub charged the two nurses with
joy riding with two men. Both
nurses were formerly employed in
Pardoned Prisoner Will
Remain in Stanton County
Stanton, Neb. Oct. 27. (Special
Telegram.) I. B. Dodge of David
City, deputy sheriff of Butler coun
ty, arrived here to take into custody
Walter A. Scroth, who is wanted in
that county on a charge of gran l
larceny. It developed that Scroth
is now on parole in Stanton county
on a charge of passing worthless
checks and District Judge W. V.
Allen refused to surrender -the pris
oner until his parole has expired.
Fourth McCook Bank Opens
j In ,Temporary Quarters
McCook, Neb.. Oct. 27. fSoecial
-fhe Farmers and Merchant Stat
bank, McCook's fourth bank, opened
its doors in temporary quarter!-. They
have purchased a building on Main
ivenue and will thoroughly remodel
It before occuppancy in the spring.
The new hank has a capital stock
Mid up of $60,000. authorized cap
lal of $150,00a , . ,
Stout Harness on His
Wooden Leg Prevents
Suicide by Wearer
New York, Oct. 27. The police
reported that the excellent fasten
ings on Alexander Frank's wood
en leg alone prevented him from
committing suicide.
Crowds on Second avenue were,
startled to see him hanging head
downward from a fifth story win
dow, wth another man clutching
one of his legs. The leg of wood
was so well hitched that it held
until I Frank was lassoed and
hauled back into the window.
He was taken to a hospital for
Inquest Is Held
Wife Testifies
Widow of Late Lord Mayor
Is Only Witness Called by
Coroner in Attempt to De
termine Death's Cause.'
Br The Aatoclated Preai.
London, Oct. 27. A jury of ten
men, after 12 minutes' deliberation
this . morning, returned an open ver
djet at the inquest over the body
of Lord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork,
who died in Brixton prison early
Monday from the results of his 73-
day hunger strike.
The verdict was that the deceased
had died from heart failure, due to
dilated heart, an acute delirium
following scurvy, which4 was due to
exhaustion from prolonged refusal
to take food.
The widow, dressed in black and
heavily veiled, was the only witness
on behalf of the MacSwiney family,
and was the dominant -figure of the
proceedings. Her composure was
mutated by her quick and pointed
replies. '
Wife Is Lone Witness.
Mrs. MacSwiney successfully re
sisted the continued attempts of the
coroner to have her characterize
her late husband's occupation other
wise than as "a volunteer officer of
the Irish republican army. I
She said her name was Mu'iel
Frances MacSwiney and, that .; he
lived in Cork. Her husband 'was
Terence James MacSwiney, aged 40.
"What was he?" asked the coroner.
"An Irish volunteer," was the an
swer. "Did he make a living by that?"
' "No," answered Mrs. MacSwiney.
"Had he any other occupation?"
"He was a school teacher for a
number of years," replied the lady
mayoress. 1 ' : ;
The coroner pressed the point, and
Mrs. MacSwiney, replied:-.
jay nusoana aia - noining : tot
years but work for his country."
, Coroner Wyatt objected to the
witness describing her husband as
an Irish volunteer, to which she re
joined: .
Worked for Country.
"I don't see why: Ireland has an
army of its own; don't you call that
an occupation in your army?
"Yes," said the coroner, "but that
is a different thinir entirely.
"Quite," was the monosyllabic re
ply of the witness. j
'Reprisals Threatened.
London, Oct. 27, The Evening
News today prints the following
statement, which, it says, was made
by the deputy lord mayor of Cork:
We are leaving behind us in your
capital many of our patriots who
will seei that the debt of your gov
ernment is tully paid, lhe English
government may think they have
stifled us, but there will be reprisals,
and soon."
(A Loudon dispatch Tuesday said
a deputation of 21 members of the
corporation of ' Cork, headed by
Deputy Mayor O'Callaghan, had ar
rived that morning to attend the
London services for the late Lord
Mayor MacSwiney and accompany
the funeral party to Cork.)
Cox Visits Scene of
Birth In Vote Drive
Middletown, O., Oct. 2?. Home
folkl today were the objects of cam
paigning by Governor Cox of Ohio.
Here, where he was born and sn.t
his boyhood days, and later today at
Dayton, his residence, the democratic
presidential candidate brought his
candidacy and his . pleas for the
league of nations and other cam
paign doctrines.
Local committees had made unus
ual preparations for the candidate's
home efforts. ' Buildings were dec
orated with flags and lithographs of
"Our Jimn y" and his running mate,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, and large re
ception committees. with brass
bands, appoint.! Many relatives
of the candidate, including his fath
er. Gilbert Cox, of Eaton, a nearbv
village, were " invited as special
guests of honor. 7
Arriving here from Cincinnati.
where the governor spent the night
after a meeting marking his return
to his native state for final and in
tensive campaigning, the candidate
was prepared to tell his friends and
neighbors of his fight acrbss the na
tion for American membership in
the league. , .
Chicago & Omaha Road
To Sell Certificates
Washington, Oct. 27. The Inter
state Commerce commission author
ized the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneap
olis and Omaha railroad Mo sell at
par, 7 per cent equipment trust cer
tificates to the amount of $770,000.
to assume the obligations of paying
the principal and interest of a sep
arate series of equipment trust cer
tificates to the amount of $950,000
and to sell these certificates at 97
or better.
Revolution in Bolivia.
Buenos Aires. Oct. 26. A revolu
tion is under way in Bolivia accord
ing to reports received hert k .
Dolds Will
Run Plant
Of Skinny
t '..i
S22,500.000 ConcenSKr -
ate south side
House For Limited Per
iod, Paul Skinner Says.
$6,000,000 to Be Spent
The Jacob Dold Packing com'
pany, a corporation with $22,500,000
assets, will open and operate the new
Skinner Packing company plant on
the South Side, under a working
agreement signed Tuesday night by
officers of both companies.
"The plant will be operating in
full blast by November f5 at the
latest," said Paul Skinner, president
of the Skinner Packing company,
yesterday. "This meanus there will
be work for from 1,000 to 1,500 peo
ple, with a weekly payroll of $30,000.
"The deal that we have put
through will b of great advantage
to our stockholders. I spent two
weeks in' Buffalo, going over the
Dold company's affairs. 1 j
For Limited Period.
"Under this arrangement, the
Skinner Packing company will dis
tribute all the canned output of the
plant and all the fresh meats in the
local territory.
"The Dold company will put a
sum up to $6,000,000 into starting
and operating the plant. The agree
ment is made for a limited period
only. '
"One of the happiest features of
the arrangement is that it will not
be necessary for us to sell the
$2,000,000 of 8 per cent; bonds.which
we were all ready to setl. , And if,
in future years, it should be neces
sary to sell bonds, we will be able
to float them at a much lower rate
of interest."- " ' r. .
Officers Come to Omaha.
Six officers of the Dold company
came to Omaha to sign the agree
ment. They are J. C Dold, presi
dent; Ralph S. Dold, vice president;
James Cuff, general manager; P. O.
Rial, secretary; John L. Carson,
treasurer, and H. D. Hunt, superin
tendent. Mr. Hunt will be superintendent
of the plant. He was with the Skin
ners when the plant was first opened
late last year. He was offered a
larger salary by the Dold company
and went there.
Ralph S. Dold will come here as
resident manager of the plant. The
office force of the Skinners will be
retained. ' - 1
T - General Offices Here.
The- ffeneral office of the Skinuer i
Packing company will be located in
the company s new modern branch
house and cold storage building,
just being completed at Twelfth and
Douglas streets, rrom this office
skinner products will be distributed
throughout the United btafe&.
The Dold company will, itself, dis
tribute the fresh meats in the east
and foreign countries.
The Dold company has packing
plants now in Buffalo, N. Y.; Wich
ita, Kan., and South Washington,
Va. It has offices in several for
eign countries. It has' been estab
lished more than 50 years. The
company sales last year 'amounted
to $85,000,000. It is the largest in
dependent raking company in the
Suspended Operations.
Directors of the Skinner Packing
company are Paul F. Skinner, Robert
Gilmore, W. H. Ferguson, - C. H.
Wiltse, D. C. Robertson, Arah L.
Hungerford, H-sAV. Churchill and J.
N. Campbell.
-The Skinner packing plant sus
pended operations early last spring
following the ousting of R. C Howe
as president and ,bringing by him of
legal proceedings in the district
court which caused a fight among
stockholders and finally resulted in
closing the plant. '
Says Was Lucky Break.
"It was the best thing that ever
happened to us," said Mr. Skinner
today. "If we had been operating
we would have our house full of
meat bought at a high price, which,
under the falling market, would have
to be sold at a low price."
1 have been in the nackinsr busi
ness 40 years," said J. C. Dold, "but
l have never seeen such ah up-to-date
packing plant, and one that can
be operated so economically, as the
Skinner , plant."
Hall County Asks Return
Of Alleged Cairo Bandit
. Grand Island. Neb.. Oct: 27.
('Special.) A copy of the Hall coun
ty warrant lor H. H. Wolfe , has
been sent to the Kansas penitentiary.
Wolfe is alleged to have stolen $3,000
from the Cairo station about a yea:
ago. Wolfe, who tried to get out
on a $10,000 bond, has applied for a
pardon and the warrant for him was
sent there to hold him in case it is
granted. There are eight warrants
out against him for thefts ranging
from $3,000 to $10,000, but the war
rant from here comes next in order.
Large Crowd at Madison
Hears Governor McKelvie
Madison, Neb.. Oct. 27. (Special )
Governor McKelvie spoke to a
packed house here. Preliminary to
his address, C. H. Morian, candidate
for the legislature from Madison
county; E. H. Gerhart, candidate
for university regent, both of New
man Grove, spoke briefly. Hugh J.
Boyle of Norfolk spoke against the
league of nations.' Governor Mc
Kelvie devoted himself entirely to
slate issues.
, Socialists Issue Appeal. .
Chicago, Oct. 27. The national
executive committee of the socialist
party issued a final appeal here urg
ing socialist sympathizers and sup
porters to vote for Eugene V. Debi
ind Seymour Stedman, nominees for
president and vice president, respec
Tenant Gets Credit
For $15 JO Worth of
, Bedbugs He Killed
f hleatco Trlbnie-Onwha B Ieaned Wire.
Chicot Oct. 27. "My landlord
cln-' e $40 a month for the
x'upy" 8aid E- J- Bov-
,0i-, ,f been brought before
" V .s-li uy by Meyer Freid
r ,.( ' t .payment of rent.
jftwound $I3.SU worth ot bed-
Js "1 the .lat Y,Ut e.??
diligent work and the application
of various poisons," continued
Boydell. "Then I offered the
landlord $24.50, the difference be
tween" the month's rental and the
value of the bugs I had slain."
"One bit the baby on the leg
and made an- awful sore," inter
jected Boydell's mother.
"This tenant is entitled to credit
for $15.50 for slaying the bugs,"
said the court to Freidberg and his
attorney. "You will accept the
$24.50 and give him a receipt in
full. Call the next case."
Legion to Fight !
Woman in Race
For Congress
Present Affidavits Showing
Mrs. Marie Weekes Said
U. S. Would Have to
Apologize to Germany.
Norfolk. Neb'.. Oct. 27. (Soecial
Telegram.) Local American Legion
members at a special post meeting
listened to; the report of the commit
tee which investigated alleged utter
arices of Mrs. Marie Weekes, inde
pendent candidate for congress in
the Third district. The committee
reported that after a thorough in
vestigation it had been ascertained
that Mrs. Weeks in a speech at a
farm house near Warnersvule as
serted that within a year or two the
United States "would have to apol
ogize to Germany for the part she
took in the war."
The committee presented affidavits
as to. the alleged statement of Mrs.
Weekes; and declared more could be
obtained if necessary. During the
discussion which followed it was said
that if the legion took action on the
matter before election .it might be
charged "with playing politics, but
it was pointed out that this matter
was strictly in line withthe organ
ization's Americanization program
and regardless of political affiliation
such matters were being brought be
fore the public throughout the United
States by the different Americaniza
tion committees.
It was unanimously decided to give
the matter full publicity by mailing
copies of the affidavits to every post
in the Third district and by adver
tising in the newspapers. - ,
. A report was also read from the
state commander, who is conducting
an investigation of charges tha the
American Legion na prevented frefe
soeech in Nebraska, Nvhich he said
had been found false as far as the
investigation has gone. The state
commander has not released his re
port for publication. It was sug
gested that a meetine of the state
executive committee be called in Nor-
folk for the purpose of helping the ,
state commander -with his investiga
tion. .
Major A. V. Dalrymple,
Head of "Dry" Agents,
Resigns From Office
Chicago, Oct. 27. Maj. A. V. Dal
rymple, prohibition enforcement ot
ficer for the central states, has sent
his resignation to Washington, it
was announced at the federal build
ing. This announcement and develop
ment in the investigation of opera
tions of an alleged "whisky ring"
here, followed one another rapidly.
Thev were:
Announcement bv District At
torney Clyne that "Mike de Pike"
Heitler, underworld cheftain, has
made a statement involving several
policemeri, prohibition agents and
others in the "ring'" activities.
Arrest of nine saloonkeepers said
to have been involved by Heitlet's
Presentation of evidence in the
Heitler case to the federal grand
jury. ,
Major Dalrymple had been under
fire" since early in his regime last
winter, when he led a party of
agents to Iron county, Michigan, to
"put down" whjit he called a "whisky
rebellion. - ,
WomarfRobbed of
$20,000 in Jewelry
New York, Oct. 27. That Mrs.
James W. Keeney of California was
robbed at the Hotel Plaza on Oc
tober 17 of. jewelry worth $20,000
was made known today when police
headquarters were notified. 'Private
detectives have been working on the
case for a whole week without re
sult. Mrs. Keeney was out on October
17 between 7 and 9 o'clock. When
she returned to her room at the
Plaza it was said she found it had
been ransacked and the jewels stolen.
The articles stolen included several
rings, chains and pendants of dia
monds and platinumy
People Industrial Slaves,
Christensen Declares
Seattle, Wash.. O.ct. 27. Parley P.
Christensen, farmer-labor partv
candidate for president,' in an ad
dress here, declared the people "are
as much industrial slaves as were
the black men ot 50 years ago." and
said his party is "working for a
great solidarity. !
Poles Attack Lituanians.
Copenhagen, - Oct. 27. Polish
troops have attacted positions held
by Lithuanian forces along the rail
road near Orany, according to a dis
patch frtm Kovno. After a fight
lasting for five hours, the Lithu
anians were forced to retreat nearly
two miles, it is said.
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Senator Harding
Pays Tribute to
Republican Nominee Praises
Memory 'of Roosevelt and
New Era fdr U. S.
Cleveland, Oct. 27. Paying trib
ute to Theodore Roosevelt and Wil
liam McKinley as authors of a new
era of national development, Sen
ator Harding told a crowd of sev
eral thousand in Gray's armory to
night, that his ambition was to per
petuate the spirit of united and for:-,
handed nationalism which he said
they had awakened.
Recalling that today was the an
niversary of Roosevelt's birth, the
nominee declared that the Roosevelt
policies had brought to the United
States "a new conscience and a stal
wart dodtrin? that all rights must
be founded upon obligations and a
fundamental sense of fair play." He
praised Roosevelt unreservedly for
his "bigness of heart, wisdom and
outstanding integrity. '
Under the leadership of McKin
lev. Mr. Harding added, the nation
found a new unity and a new indus
trial life which Roosevelt fostered
by his ability to awaken in Ameri
can citizenship, a new sens,e of na
tionality and advancement.
"I see before us another great
work to do," the candidate contin
ued. "The world in anguish calls
to America for a new contribution.
It calls for that understanding
among peoples and nations that shall
draw all together in harmony and
unity." t
The armory speech' was one 'of
several delivered by Senator Hard
ing during the first day of his final
campaign swing through - Ohio and
was a part of a vigorous program
during his stay in Cleveland. On
the way here from Mafion he had
made short talks to crowds that
gathered around his car at Shelby
and Crestline and after being es
corted through the streets in an old
fashioned torch light parade here,
he was called upon to make, in all.
four speeches. All except the arm
ory address, however, were brief and
were devoted to advocacy of a re
turn to constitutional government."
Three Injured in Auto
Accident Near Tecumseh
Tecumseh, Neb., Oct. 27. (Spe
cial.) Miss Gertrude Klein, daugh
ter of Mrs. Peter Klein of near Bur
chard, and Arthur and John Urich
of Steinauer, were injured when their
auto turned over in a ditch.
Miss Klein has a fractured skull;
John Urich a fractured arm and rib,
and Arthur Urich lacerations about
the back. Frank Steir, who was in
the car, -was not injured. Arthur
Urich was driving and, in'attempting
to pass another car while driving
down hill, drove into a ditch.
Catalonians Appeal to
Spnish For Protection
London, Oct. 27. Fifteen busines?
and trade corporations, representing
important interests in Catalonia,
have appealed to the Spanish gov
ernment for guarantees for the lives
and property of factory owners, em
ployes and workmen, as a result of
political crimes in Barcelona and
vicinity, says a Madrid dispatch to
the London Times. During the past
three months, 19 persons have been
killed and K6 wounded in the cam
paign- of violctftc that is going op
Senator Norr js
Says President
Deceived Nation
Declares Peace Treaty Fa-
vored by Wilson h
Wicked -and -Sinful
ment Ever Penned."
Aurora, Neb., Oct. 27. (Special.)
Iri his speech at the court house
here, Senator George W. Norris de
clared that the treaty of peace with
Germany as negdtiated by Presi
dent Wilson and the dignitaries of
Europe was the most wicked and
sinful document ever " penned by
man. "It is but a compilation of the
secret treaties into which the nations
entered during the war," he said.
Senator Norris declared that f res
ident Wilson had deliberately at
temoted to deceive the people of
America in his trip across the coun
try made for the purpose of crys-
talizing public sentiment into a de
mand for the ratification of the
treaty. He quoted the president as
having said that the secret treaties
witn laoan. eivine tnar nation
Shantung and German islands north
of the equator which are ratified in
the peace treaty, were made to in
duce Japan into the war. The sen
ator declared that after the president
made this assertion in his speech at
St. Louis, he called attention, on the
floor of the senate, to the fact that
the secret treaties were, not made
until after Japan had gotten in and
had gotten out of the war.
Senator Norris declared that Ar
ticle 10 of the treaty obligates us to
guaranty the territorial integriyjt of
the nations as they now exist "and
declared that the American people
will not mortgage their blood and
their money to back up the wicked
ness and sin of the treaty's disposi
tion of the weak nations of the
world." . . ....
, The court room was crowded with
people from all parts of Hamilton
county and they remained for two
hours and a half.
Judge Indicted on Charge
Of Fraudulent Divorces
Anniston, Ala., Oct. 27. Judge
James F. Green, arrested here on Oc
tober 12, on a federal warrant charg
ing use of the mails to defraud, and
vho is dangerously ill, was indicted
by a federal grand jury upon several
counts of having distributed many
divorce decrees bearing the forged
signatures of court officials for which
he received a uniform price of $25
The government's investigation
was said to have disclosed that the
j ractice had been in operation since
1916. Many illegal marriages have
been contracted as a result.
Hog Cholera Outbreak Is
' Reported in Gage County
Beatrice, .' Nen., Oct. , 27. (Spe
cial.) Hog cholera has made its ap
pearance in a few herds in this coun
ty and County Agent L. Boyd Rist
is taking the necessary precaution
by vaccinating swine in the section
of the county where the disease has
been reported. 1
Steamer Grounded.
Vineyard Haven, Mass., Oct. 27.
The "British steamer Pinemore
grounded on a rock while coming to
anchor at the harbort entrance here
in a fog last night. The sea was
smooth and it was thought to be
in no danger. The coast guard crit
ter Acitshnrt hoped to float- it at
ijjigh tide, today.
Nebraska Vote
Is Estimated at
Over 425,000
Fifty Per Cent Increase Over
1916 Due to Women's En-'
; francfiscment" Disbared
Aliens Absorb Growth.
The 'total vote of Nebraska next
Tuesday is estimated at 425.000 to
450,000, according to D. M. Ams
berry, secretary of state. This is an
increase of 40 to 50 per cent more
than the total vote of 1916, which
was 302,685. This increase is due
to the enfranchisement of women.
The secretary of state does not be
lieve that more than 50 per cent of
the women who are eligible to vote
will take advantage of this privilege
on November 2.
The increase of the population in
Nebraska since the last presidential
election is estimated at 40,000, which
is approximately offset by the num
ber of unnaturalized persons who
are denied the right to vote this year.
Since 1916 this state has revised
its election laws, making it com
pulsory (for all voters to be full
citizens of the United States. Prior
to that revision, aliens who had de
clared their intentions of becoming
citizens by filing first papers, were
eligible to vote, providing they could
qualify to the requirements of resi
dence. ' ' -
One hundred new voting precincts
have been added by county clerks in
At the 1916 general election,
Douglas county cast 42,934 votes.
The election commissioner's office
now 'carries the names of nearly
69,000 registered Omaha voters, this
total including 1 various removals
which would reduce the total to
about 65,000. .
It is estimated that Douglas
county will cast nearly 60,000 votes
next Tuesday.
Four years ago McPherson coun
ty, with a total vote of 348, cast the
smallest number 'of votes of all the
counties in the state.
Future Prosperity Rests
In League, Roosevelt Says
Baltimore, Oct. 27. Asserting
that the league of nations issue is
above party, and involved not only
the honor but the future prosperity
of the country, Franklin D. Roose
velt predicted, in an address, that
Governor Cox would be elected be
cause he favored going into the
league, "the carrying out of the
great moral purpose for which' we
entered the' war."
He also criticized Senator Hard
ing for his alleged "reactionary rec
ord" as a legislator, praised the ad
ministration of Governor Cox in
Ohio, which, he said, was "a record
oi progressive achievements," and
took issue with Governor Coolidge
for his recent statement that one of
the principal issues this year is
"whether our government shall or
shall not be a government of laws
and not of men."
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Final Word
Issued to
Republican Leaders Call At
tention to Wilson's Admis
sion League Carries Moral.
Obligation to Enter War.
Covenant Terms Binding
Clilcao Tribune-Omaha B Lcaard Wire.
New York, Oct. 26. Don't forget
President Wilson's admission that
there would be "an absolutely com
pelling moral obligation" of the
United States to go to war if the
league of nations council should ad
vise war.
This is the final word by the .
publican campaign managers to thf
American electorate on the eve of
the election next Tuesday. The presi
dent's argument now that there is
nothing in the covenant that woule
impair a full and free determination
by congress if war should be de
clared, is answered with the presi
dent's own words, spoken before th4
fire of criticism had been centerec
upon article 10, Mr. Wilson's onl
contribution to the covenant frameo
by the British general, Jan Smuts.
On August 9, 1919, the senate com
mittee on foreign affairs ques
tioned the president at the White
House on' his interpretation of al
most every provision of fhe cov
enant. Here is the excerpt from the
record of the hearing to which the
republicans now point as a final re
futation to Mr. Wilson's present
contention: .
Knox Asks Question.. f
"Senator Knox: Mr. President, al
low me to ask this question. Suppose
that it is perfectly obvious and ac
cepted that there is an external ag
gression against some power, , and
suppose it is perfectly obvious and
accepted that it cannot be repelled
except by force of arms, would we
be under any legal . obligation to
participate?" '
"The president: No sir, but we
would be tinder an absolutely com
pelling moral obligation."
If words mean anything, aay the
republicans, this means that when
the league council advises war,
congress will be compelled to de
clare war or dishonor the nation by
repudiating its pledge to abide by
the treaty. The republicans chal
lenged the democratic candidate to
cite any higher authority on the in
tent of article 10, than the president,
for he is not only its author, for
he was evolving the idea as early
as 1916, -when he proposed, the in- !
corporation of the principle m a pan
American treaty by the United
States and South and Central Amer-Icantateir,-
botiJte forced, its in-,
elusion in the league of nations cov
enant over the opposition of the
other powers. -People
Want Peace.
"The American people want peace;
they love peace," said Republican
National Chairman Hays in discus
sing with me today, the latest phase
of the debate on the league of na
tions issue. "But the American
people are unwilling to mortgage the
(Continued On Pace I1t Column ;".
Mrs. Louise Peete of
Denver Is Indicted
For Denton Murder
Los Angeles, Oct. 27. The Loi
Angeles county grand jury reporttO
an indictment at noon, charging Mrs .
Louise Peete of Denver with thf
murder of Jacob C. Denton, in thu
city, June 2. Mrs. Peete was actual
ly in custody on the charge sinct
yesterday afternoon and the indict
ment followed speedily after her re
fusal to testify concerning the case
before the grand jurors late this
morning. '
Mrs. Peete's arrest was the last
step ' in an investigation that ex
tended over several western states,
including California, Arizona and
Colorado and occupied more than a
month.'' The investigation began at
the discovery of Denton't body on
September 23.
Mrs. Peete was brought into court
immediately, arraigned, pleaded not
guilty and her trial was set for No
vember 29. She was taken to the
county jail. .
Many in Des Moines May
Not Get Chance to Vote
Des Moines, la., Oct. 27. Because
of the poor voting facilities here
resulting from the decision not to
use the voting machines and becauie
of the expected slowness of the
thousands Jbi new voters, officials
here express great fear that thou
sands of the people of this city whe
have registered to vote will not get ,
the opportunity to cast their bat- .
lots. .
Ouster Case Against
Railway Head Dismissed
fcansas City, Mo.,. Oct. 27. The
Setition of the Fidelity National
ank and Trust Co. of Kansas City
to have Frank Hagerman, B. Hay
wood Hagerman and Alexander
New, ousted from the management
of the Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf
Railroad Co., was dismissed by
Judge William C Hook at the cost
of the petitioning bank.
Mrs. William VanderbUt
Deserts Democratic Ranks
: New York, Oct. 27. The resigna
tion of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, '
jr., as a member' of the finance com
mittee of the democratic national
committee, and her support of the
republican ticket through campaign
contribution, was announced at rc-'
publican headquarters.
Dry Goods Prices Reduced.
St Louis, Oct. 27. Reductions in
dry goods prices, in some instances
as high at 50 per cent, were an
nounced by several local wholesale