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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50. NO. 123.
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THREE CENTS
Prospects
Harsher Armistice Terms Opposed
By Gen. Haig, Lloyd George and Foch
Harding Is
5 Shot In
Attack Bv
Sinn Fein
Verdict In the -"Solemn Referendum"
on Ge. lCeted By
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Not Good
Real Inside Information on Peace Terms With
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Republican Leaders of Opin
ion Congress Will Refuse
Added Compensation to
Px-Soldiers.
Country Against the Plan
liiragn Trllitinr-Omnliia Hee Jrnsnl Wire.
Washington, Nov. 7. Republican
k.'iders of conptess are of the opin
ion that despite the adoption of a
' referendum favoring cash uonuses
o ex-service men hy New York,
Mew Jersey and Wisconsin, the next
nngress. on the ground of economy,
il! refuse ta prant them through,
'rderal legislation.
'i'he issue will he brought nnmc
'iately before the next session' bv
Representatives Johnson of South
Cakota, and Sv.-opc of Kentucky.
According to one republican uitm
Sr, the leaders have determined
liat the country is opposed to cash
."onuses and it is believed that many
rt those who supported such a
Measure in the last session, will be
" unwilling to do so in ' the coming
C'lie.
Country Against Plan.
Those who have participated to
;ny great extent in the campaign
fay that they find that the sentiment
of the country is against cash
bonuses, but favors the country do-
iny everything passible in the wav
of rehabilitation or vocational, train
ing or wottnded soldiers.
Representatives of the American
Legion here, who have been active
in the movement for Cash bonuses,
i declined, to give an opinion as to
what they though1, would happen in
the next session of congress rela
tive to such bonuses. They said that
three of their strongest supporters.
Representatives Swope ?f Kentucky,
Caldwell of New York and Milligan
of Missouri, had been defeated for
re-election.
Representative Bell, New York,
one of the strongest opponents of
cash bonuses, was defeated, but Rep
resentative Fess, chairman of the re
publican congressional committee,
who was very pronouncedly against
bonuses, was re-elected despite every
effort by the proponents of, cash
bonuses to defeat him.
Count on Fordney.
The American Legion is counting
on Representative .Fordney, chair
man of the ways and means com
mittee, to lead the fight for bonuses
in the next session as he did in the
last. While three strong advocates
of bonuses were defeated, it is point
ed out by the bonus, mauars that .
they gained nine ex-service men in
the election, among them being
Hamilton Fish, jr., of New York, and
Lewis Fromingham of Massa
chusetts. It is not known whether
the nine veterans of the world war
will support cash bonuses.
Co-Operative Bodies
Demand Membership
In Grain Exchanges
Chicago, Nov. 7. Request that the
federal trade commission and the at
torney general or other public au
thority be called on to take neces
sary steps to open grain exchanges
, f the country to membership of co
operative companies unless the ex
changes act themselves, was made
in ' a resolution adopted at an ex
ecu tive session of the farmers mar
keting committee. The resolutions
f ollow :
"Whereas, The principal grain ex
changes of the United States bar co
operative companies that distribute
their i profits in proportion with the
volume of business handled, from
participating in the buying and sell
ing of farm products; and whereas
the same prevents, producers from
collectively selling' their own pro
ducts on the markets of the country,
thereby creating a monopoly which
is not in harmony with the spirit of
American institutions;
"Therefore, Be it resolved, that
we call upon 4he federal trade1 com
mission, the attorney general or
other public authority to take such
fteps as may be necessary to ooeu
the said markets to the membership
ot co-operative companies unless the
grain exchanges shall voluntarily do
the same at once."
"Window Glass" Thief
Robs Stores in Omaha
Police are searching for the "win
dow glass burglar" who robbed sev
eral Omaha stores Saturday night.
About $150 worth of tobacco was
stolen from Cackley Bros.'' soft
drink parlor by a thief who hurled
a brick through a window.
The Fame methods were used at
the S. P. Peterson shoe store, 422
North Sixteenth street, when five
pairs of shoes were stolen, and at
the Beck tailor shop, where a suit
of 'clothes was taken.
A window was broken at the store
of F. G. Kahake,' 516 North Twenty
third street, . and $150 worth, of
clothes taken.
Members Raise $35,000 in
35 Minutes for New Church
Thirty-five thousand dollars was
subscribed in 35 minutesby the con
gregation of the Westminster Pres
byterian church atvthe service yes
terday morning as part of the fund
to be used in building a new church
at Thirtyfifth street and Woohvorth
avenue. This amount was expected
to be increased to $50,0(10 before the
evening service, according to Rev.'
M. B. Laird, pastor of the church.
Construction of the new building,
which is to cost $100,000. will be
'begun April 1. The main assembly
rom will seat 450 persons. Bal
conies rn each side will accommo
date 120 more-
By HENRY WALES.
New York Tlniea-Clil.airo Tribune Cahlf,
I "P.vng-tH lHzu.
Paris. Nov. 8. Andrie Tardieu in
L'Excelsior, in an editorial describ
ing the armistice negotiations, re
veals that it was not President Wil
son, CoUnel House, Gen. Bliss or
Gen. Pershing who insisted that hos
tilities should end as soon as Germany
accepted the 14 points, but that Sir
Douglas llaig, Mr. Lloyd George
and Generalissimo Foch himself ar
gued against the armistice terms be
in made so harsh that the Germans
might reject thenv
Gen. Bliss, the article states, pro
poseil that the armistice contain
these two clauses total disarma
nient and complete demobilization. .
Gen. Foch objected bitterly when
Admiral Jcllicoe insisted upon the
surrender, ot me uernian ncet, as
sertmg that this was only a sop to
the public, and Mr. Lloyd George
warned the naval members not to
push Germany too far.
"On October 23. 1918. President
Wilson asked the allies first, if they
should suspend or continue hostil
ities; second, if an armistice seemed
desirable, what conditions would be
necessary to prevent Germany from
renewing the war and to allow the
allies to impose the peace terms," the
article Continues. .
Divergence Over Clauses.
"Gen. Foch summoned Gen. Petain,
Sir Douglas Haig and Gen; Per
shing to Senlis on October 25, and
asked them what they thought- of an
armistice. No one proposed refusal
of the German proposal, but diver
gence was found over the clauses;
Gen, Haig spoke first.
'It is ' necessary &p conclude an
armisticenindcr the most moderate
conditions," he.said. "The victorious
allied armies are exhausted. Our
various units must be reformed and
Germany is not a broken military
power. During the last few weeks
their armies have retired in the best
"of order, fighting bravely.
"It we really want ah armistice,
and we do, we must propose clauses
Germany will accept, the evacuation
of invaded France ad Belgium; re
toration of Alsace Lorraine, and re
stitution of destroyed rolling stock.
If we demand more, we risk prolong
ing the war, which already has been
so costly, artd chance exasperating
the German public opinion for a
doubtful result.
"Gen. rershing declared that he
desired to listen to Gen. Petain
before expressing his opinion.
Urged Disarmament.
"Thereupon Gen, Petain said:
"'If we conclude an armistice there
must be complete assurance that the
enemy is prevented from recommenc
ing: the -war. Ihe German army
must return to Germany without a
single caution or tank, with only
their side arms. I suggest as a prac
tical method to achieve this assur
ance, the fixing of a short evacuation
term to prevent the enemy from
carting off war material ind a pro
vision that the allies shall occupy the
lert bank of the Rhine and a zone
50 kilometers deep on the right bank.
At the same time we must demand
the 5,000 locomotives and 100,000
freight cars.
"These conditions are indispens
able, but I doubt that Germany will
accept them.'
"Gen. PeYshing declared him
self in accord with Gen. Petain. "
"On the next day Gen. Foch
wrote M. Clemenceau the definite
conclusions.
"Between October 23 and 26 the
chiefs of the allies arrived in Paris,
Col. House reinforcing Gen.
Bliss, who was the American mem
bee of the supreme war council.
Demanded Fleet Surrender.
"The Versailles conference did not
find the conditions to be harsh
enough. - The British demanded that
the entire German high "seas fleet
and all submarines be surrendered.
"Colonel House asked General
Foch: 'From the military point of
view alone and regardless of all
SeCOnd Pilot Offers
Judge FostervChance
To Ride in Airplane
)
Police Judge Foster need not be
disappointed after all.
If he wants his air ride, promised
10 days ago by William Brooks, all
he need to do is say the word.'
Jack Atkinson, chief of the aerial
police of Denver, will take the judge
for a spin in the clouds he said yes
terday afternoon.
Atkinson, who is a former Omaha
man, is visiting at 2612 North Nine
teenth street. When he read ot the
departure of Willliam Brooks, the
flyef vho invited the police magis
trate to take a ride when the avia
tor faced "his honor" in police court
on charges of reckless driving fol
lowing a jazz-flight over the down
town district, the Denver air police
man issued an invitation for Foster
to take a ride with him.
Atkinson is a former army flyer.
Since the war he has been doing
commercial flying in Denver and
lately he was appointed head of the
Colorado city's aerial police.
Increased Freight Rates
Stop Lumber Importations
Washington, Nov. 7. Recent in
creases of 35 to 40 per cent in Cana
dian railway freight rates has prac
tically stopped lumber shipments
from British Columbia to the United
States, according to a report to the
Department of Commerce, from
Consul E. A. Wakefield at Prince
Rupert. ,
During the last 12 mouths, the
consul said, British Columbia ex
ported 20,000,000 feet of spruce and
60,000,000 shingles td the United
States, while the only lumber now
being shipped was contracted for be
fore.the rate advanced. Spruce mills
are closing down tr curtailing opera
tions, he added.
other considerations, would you pre
fer that Germany accept or reject
this armistice?'
"General Foch replied: 'We nuke
war for desired results. If Ger
many signs an armistice wherein the
general condrtions are what we have
determined upon, we will have ob-,
taincd these results. Our aims be
ing achieved, we have no right to
shed another single drop of blood.'
"General Foch opposed General
Bliss and Mr. Lloyd George, 'who
at first wished to add more demands
to the original armistice.
" 'To propose.! or to even impose
demands on paper is the easiest thing
in the world.' he said, 'but we now
face the realities. It is a simple
and logical demand for disarmament
of the German army in the field,
but hnv can we verify it?'
".T would like demobilization
very "much, but do you want to oc
cupy all Germany? If we don't oc
cupy all German- territory, we shall
never be sure . that demobilization
really has been effective.'
Heard Refusal. .
" 'Why make the armistice harsh
er 'when its sole object is to put
Germany hors de combat? What
will you do if Germany, after ac
cepting the severe and sufficient con
ditions I propose, refuse these new
humiliations that you suggest? Will
you risk a resumption of hostilities
and the useless sacrifice of several
thousand: Jives?'
"Colonel House, Mr. Lloyd George
and M. Clemenceau were disposed
to insist upon the maximum if the
military authorities believed, ; the
maximum necessary, and demanded
General Foch s opinion.
"General Foch- replied:
'"None can say positively. The war
would endure three months, perhaps
four or five. I can only say that the
armistice conditions we have already
drafted are those we should, and
tould, impose-after the next offensive
encratiohs, if they are successful. If
Germany accepts now, it is useless
to continue the battle.
Lloyd George Interposes.
"Despite General loch's protest,
the naval members insisted that the
German surface fleet be surrendered,
but Lloyd George interposed and de
manded that he naval experts take
no chances of continuation of the
war uselessly ins'stiiig upon hold
ing up a decision until it became
known if Austria ' had capitulated.
Mr. Lloyd George said:
"'We must ask ourselves if we
want peace' immediately or wish to
cortjnue the struggle for another
year. It is tempting to contemplate
taking a number of warships, but
that is not the question. Each one
of our armies is losimjiTirore - men
weekly than it ever lost in any week
throughout the four years of war.'
"Mr. Lloyd George's reference to
the tremendous allied losses in the
closing months of the campaign was
the first official confirmation of sim
ilar reports. The apparent American
prodigality in lives shown by ad
vancing against machine guns, de
spire fearful casualities, spurred on
the French and British to arive home
the advance, regardless of cost, in
the same way. General Foch's ref
erence to the fact that he would of
fer the same armistice conditions if
the next offensive proved successful,
referred to the Luneville attack with
10 American divisions, which was
scheduled to ba launched November
15." -
Lincoln Girl Will
Die From Injuries
In Automobile Crash
Lincoln, Nov. 7. (Special.) Miss
Barbara Dalton, 3243 Q street, was
fatally, injured and three occupants
of the coupe she was drjving were
severely injured Saturday night
when the auto crashed head-on into
an East S street car at Thirty-first
and Vine streets. The driver had
been unable to free the auto from
the rut of a slippery street car rail.
Miss Dalton suffered a fractured
skull and although still living late
Sunday afternoon, attending phy
sicians said she could not survive.
The.other injured are':
Mrs. M. J.-alton, D3243 Q street,
mother of Miss Dalton, suffering
from a broken rib and other bruises.
Miss Maragret Dvvyer, 17 of
Cheney, Neb., wrenched back and
badly bruised leg.
John Cody, jr., 8, 146 Thirty-second
street, a scalp wound from fly
ing glass and bruised wrist.
Japan to Withdraw
. Troops From Chentao
By The Associated PrfM. j,
Tokio, Nov. 6. The cabinet, it is
reported by the press, has decided
to withdraw the Japanese troops
from the Chentao area, along the
Korean-Manchurian border, despite
the fact that the activities of the
bandits and Korean insurgent? to
combat which the troops were sent,
have not been suppressed. The with
drawal would be contingent upon an
undertaking by China to maintain
order and protect Japanese life and
property in the Chentao area. The
diplomatic council has been sum
moned to consider the cabinet's
proposal.
Knights of Pythias Plan
Americanization Drive
New York, Nov. 7. A national
Americanization campaign will be
inaugurated by the Knights of Py
thias at a public meeting in Carne
gie hall on November 15, under the
auspices of the grand lodge of New
York state. 1
Palmer Canfield, grand chancel
lor, in making this announcement,
said the post-war problems of re
adjustment will be better solved if
the citizens of this country have
a clearer conception of the ideals
and duties of true Americauisra. ,
Party Government for AH
People Promised by Presi
dent-Elect, in Speeches
Made From Train.
All Partisanship Is Gone
BY PHILIP KINSLEY.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee leased Wire.
St. Louis, Nov. 7. Government by
party, not for the sake of the party,
but the wholi pcople.'was the prom
ise made by Senator Harding Satur
day in his brief talks made in a dozen
station stops on the first day of his
vacation trip from Marion to Point
Isafeelle, Tex.
"The election is over and we're
no longer merely republicans and
democrats, but all Americans," he
said time after time. There was no
trace of partisanship in his talks. He
expressed happiness in his victory,
but the undertone of all his remarks
was a deadly serious conception of
the immense task he has before htm.
"While I have preached the gospel
of party government," Senator Hard
ing told crowds in Indiana, Ohio and
Illinois, that is government through
the sponsorship of party. I may tell
you now in the reflection and sober
thought of the aftermath, that I do
not want my party to be serving to
keep itself in power or to perpetuate
the place-holding of any members.
I want my party to serve America
for the American, people."
v Greeted by Thongs.
The first day's journey of the
.president-elect was remindful of the
crowded days of the campaign, yet
with an interesting difference. There
were the same throngs at the same
railroad stations in the cities along
the line of the Big Four railroad,
the same eager rush to crowd around
the platform of Senator Harding's
private car. But the attitude of the
people was obviously different. The
old crowds looked on with an ap
praising eye, weighing and studying
tlie candidate, making up their minds
whether they liked him or not. The
new crowds had dropped the attitude
of appraisal. They had accepted the
man. Therefore, they were all his
friends and well wisher and sup
porters. They looked upan him as
the president and they stood hat in
hand, liking and confidence in their
faces. They were not so noisy. They
were a shade more respectful. '
Senator Hadme left Marion at 8
a. m. today in a special train of five
cars.
j V- Makes Short Talks. s 1
; AV'ellefontaine. O.t'Union City,
Muncic, Anderson, Indianapolis and
Terre Haute, Ind.; Paris, Kansas,
Charleston, Mattoon and other
towns in Illinois, thousands were
cathered at the railroad depots for
a glimpse of the man who scored
such a remarkable triumph last
Tuesday. To most of these welcom-
i i ; i. - i i
ing crowus ai various ponus nc uiu
somc-huig to say. The gist of his
falks was:
"I can understand why you come
to see me. It is because the people
in our America are interested in
popular government, and when the
people are interested in popular gov
ernment you can be ' sure that we
shall maintain it. We have just been
through a national campaign. I am
pretty well satisfied with the result,
and 1 hope you are. May, more, 1
hope the great party for which I
have spoken will not be a disap
pointment to the people of America
when we come into power on March
4.' We won our victory for repub
lican policies and republican candi
dates, but from this time on it is to
be a victory for American policies
and the American people.
Speaks From Heart.
"I like to tell you, because you
know I am speaking from the heart
and without a selfish interest in the
world, it is going to be the aim of
the incoming administration to
strive always to understand the as
pirations and the conscience of thej
Americau people,' and put this un
derstanding to effect in this repub
lic." The special train reached this city
;-.t 7:30 p. m., after making many
such brief pauses, all of which palp
ably convinced the senator of the
satisfaction of the people over his
victory. He left St. Louis half an
hour later over the Iron Mountain
railroad &nd will pass through Lit
tle Rock Ark., Texarkana, Pales
tine and Austin, before reaching San
Antonio late tomorrow night. He
vill arrive at Brownsville, 20 miles
from his vacation destination. Point !
Isabel, at 11:30 a. m. on Monday.
Former Mexican General
Held for Death of Madero
Mexico City, Nov. 7. General
Rafael Pimiento, who commanded
the rurale guards in 1913 when
President Madero and Vice Presi
dent Jose Maria Pino Suarez were
killed, has been arrested. A govern
ment announcement says that ar
rests of other persons holding mili
tary positions at the time of the as
sassination of Madero and Suarez
are to follow. 's
One of the first acts of the pres
ent government was tcf order a com
plete investigation into the Madero
case.
Jugo-Slav Troops to Occupy
Territory Under Treaty
Washington, Nov.. 7. Jugo-Slav
troops will occupy territories ceded
to the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats
and Slovens, under the treaty with
Bulgaria, according to advices re
ceived from Belgrade at the Jugo
slav agency here. These include the
towns of Tsaribrod and Brossiljgrad,
and the district of Stroumitza and
territories on the right bank of the
RiverTimok. The message said im
mediate steps for repatriation of all
remain in.1; Bulgarian prisoners of
war had been ordered.
Protest Is Made
Against Plan for
World Navy Trip
Cruise Not Authorized by Con
gress, Representative Blan
ton of Texas Says, in
Letter to Daniels.
Chlcac Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Nov. 7. A protest
agninst the plan of Secretary of tie
Navy Daniels to send the navy on
a tour around the world next June
was made by Representative Blan
ton of Texas, a democrat, in a let
ter to the secretary,'
As one lutmblc representative ot
the people I hereby protest against
this proposed junketing trip," said
Representative Blanton.
"Admiral Coontz advised me that
he expects to defray the expenses out
of the general blanket appropria
tions. Congress has not authorized
any such trip. In none of the ap
propriations made did congress even
contemplate such a trip. It is my
belief that congress will not au
thorize it. As one humble member
1 shall vote and vigorously fight
against any appropriation proposed
to pay for it. It is simply ridiculous.
Would Require Much Fuel.
"Naval statistics show that' it
would require at least 70 per cent
more coal and oil than ordinary to
run these two fleets on such a cruise.
Considering the present fuel situa
tion, aside from the enormous ex
pense which should not now' be in
curred, it would be almost criminal
just now to waste the hundreds of
thousands of gallons of oil and tons
of coar necessary to operate our two
big fleets on such a jaunt.
"There are now several thousand'
households in Washington absolute
ly without coai. and even when love
and money will procure it, wc are
now threatened with the price ot
coal going to $20 a ton. A serious
shortage of gasoline is also threat
ened, with the price in some com
munities ranging now as high as
40 cents per gallon. Both England
and France have been depending
largely upon us for coal. Shipping
has been retarded in many ports
fcr lack of coal. x
People Tax-Burdened.
"Our people are already tax-burdened.
There is but one way to re
duce taxes. We must quit spend
ing. Our government has no money
except what it takes from the people.
As you well know, every time we
spend public money our only way
of providing it is to take it out oi
the pockets of the people in taxation.
It matters not whether it is taken
directly or indirectly, after all it
comes from the people. The people
of the United States' who foot the
bills have become tired of the waste
and extravagance daily prevalent
here in Washington.
"Last Tuesday's election was not
a repudiation of the democracy, or
of a league of nations, but it was
a repudiation of wanton extrava
gance, high taxes and lawless an
uirhy permitted by congress and
for which republicans are tully a
much if not more to blame, though
the people have held us democrats
responsible for it."
"Workers' Republic Star in
Political Heavens, Debs Says
Chicago, Nov. 7i Establishment
oi the "workers republic" in soviet
Rjjssia is "a bright star in the po
litical heavens and shall lUht the
way of the world," Eugene V. Debs
declared, in a message sent from
Atlanta penitentiary to the Cook
county organization of the social
ist party, made public tonight. The
message will be read at the cele
bration tomorrow of the third anni
versary of the Russian sowct rev
olution by local Soviets. j
Ames to Represent
Palmer at Probe
Former Assistant to Present
Case for Defense at Indian
apolis Federal Hearing.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 7. At
torney General Palmer announced
that the Department of Justice
would be represented by C. B.
Ames, former assistant to the attor
ney general,' at the inquiry Monday
at Indianapolis , by Federal Judgo
Anderson, into the attorney general's
connection with the soft coal taes.
The announcement followed a con
ference between Mr. Palmer and
members of his staff which lasted all
afternoon and at which all data
bearing on the coal cases were re
vised. Tiie government is preenared, Mr.
Palmer said, to proceed with the
prosecution of the cases now pending
before Judge Anderson. He made no
direct reference, however, to Judge
Anderson's proposed inquiry, al
though the department's interest in
the affair will be taken care of by
Mr Ames.
It was in connection with the con
spiracy cases which are set for trial
Monday and the resignation of Dan
W. Simms, special prosecutor, that
Judge Anderson determined to in
stitute an investigation of reasons
for the alleged "suppression" of evi
dence which the government had
against the defendants, Mr.- Palmer
has stated on several occasions that
he had instructed federal attorneys
in the coal cases not to use the evi
dence against the defendants which
was used against them in the injunc
tion proceedings during the bitumi
nous strike last winter. ,
Convicted Attorney
Of Omaha Is Granted
Sixty-Day Reprieve
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 7. (Special.)
Presient Wilson has granted Mr.
Thomas H. Matters, Omaha attor
ney, a 60-day reprieve before begin
ning his five-year penitentiary sen
tence for complicity in wrecking the
First National bank of Sutton. Neb.
Telegraphic notification that the re
spite had been allowed was receiv
ed here by T. S. Allen, United
St??es district attorney.
Matters recently made application
for an executive pardon and the re
prieve is believed to be the result
of these efforts. .
Matters and M. L. Luebben, row
serving time in Leavenworth, were
convicted of violation of the nation
al banking laws. Matters had two
trials in the United States district
court and carried his fight to the
oircuit court of appeals twice, but
lost each time.
Fire Causes $1,000,000
Loss to Colorado Road
Denver, . Nov. ' 7. Fire of unde
termined origin destroyed the ma
chine shop, tool house, stationery
supply building and three locomo
tives of the Denver & Salt Lake
r-Jlroad at Utah Junction, near here
W. R. Freeman, receiver for the
road, estimated the loss at $1,000,-
ooa
Firemen were handicapped by in
adequate water supply. The Chicago.
Burlington & Quincy railroad
joaned engine crews to aid in u)'ov
ing freight cars out of danger, and
employes prevented the flames from
spreading to the roundhouse.
Oil Plant Burns.
Wichita, Kan., Nov. 7. Fire of
unknown ori;;in destroyed ware
louses and manufacturing nlant of
the Southwest Petroleum Co.. here
tonight. The ioss is estimated at
$100,000. !
Harding Plans
Budget System
As First Move
Measure May Be Passed by
Senate Before Inauguration
Of President-Elect Bill
Now Pending.
Chicago Trihuiie-Omaha Bee I-eaed Wire.
Washington, NovN7. With the
government likely to spend $4,000,
OuO.000' or more' annually "fb'r'ycars
to come, the working out of an
effective budget system will be one
of the first tasks of the Harding ad
ministration. The bill establishing
a budget system may be passed in
advance of the inauguration of Sen
ator Harding next March. In any
event, the new president and his
secretary of the treasury will have
the responsibility of creating the
proposed new budget bureau and
making it an effective agency in the
placing of government expenditures
upon a scientific and business-like
basis.
The Good-McCormick budget bill
is pending before the senate after
having been passed by both houses
last spring, vetoed by President Wil
son and repassed by the house. As
passed a second time by the house,
a provision which the president ob
jected to because he thought it en
croached upon constitutional powers
of the president with respect to the
removal of officers appointed by
him, was eliminated.
If the bill is passed in advance
of March 4 thete is little likelihood
of organization of a bureau until aft
er Senator Harding is inaugurated.
The new administration is expect
ed to get th; budget bureau in
working order so that estimates
may be submitted to congress its
December, 1921, for appropriations
for the fiscal vear beginning July
1. 1922.
Already the house has adopted a
change in rules that was intended
to be supplemented to the budget
bill. This change centers in the
hands of the aopropriations commit
tee, the authority to report appropri
ations heretofore scattered among
thi agricultural, foreign affairs, In
dian affairs, military affairs, post
office and post loads, and river and
harbors committees. One large com
mittee of 35 members will do the
work which has been divided
among eight committees. The change
in the rules became effective on
July 1 of this year and accordingly
the appropriations for the next fis
cal year, which are to be taken uo
at the coming December session, will
be handled under the new scheme.
Names of Some Streets in
Lincoln Will, Be Changed
Lincoln, Nov., 7. (Special)
Lincoln is considering the matter of
changing the names of some of its
streets and already has perfected
plans for renameing some in ths
residence districts where there is
confusion because of short streets
and jogs.
.Sonic members of the city com
mission are agitating the changing
cf the principal street down town
from "O" to "rershing" in honor of
Gen. Pershing who is supposed to
hold his residence in Lincoln. How
ever there is much opposition to this
move.
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Five Policemen Wounded and
Two Shops Burned in Riot
ing at Londonderry
Saturday Night.
Many Flee From Homes
Belfast, Nov. 7. Wild scenes were
witnessed in Londonbcrry Saturdav
night as a sequel to a sudden attack
on policemen there. Five policemen
were shot, two of them so seriously
that they are not expected to recov
er, two shops were burned to the
ground and several others were
wrecked. All the property attacked '
belonged to Sinn Fciners.
The attack on the policemen was
directed against the officers wh'
were guarding the customs house,
and a brisk exchange of shots fol
lowed. ' The fray occurred at 9 p. m. in a
busy neighborhood and so terrified
the crowds that they fled homeward
in a panic. Afterwards the police
ad the military raided a large sec
tion of the city, searching everyone
they found outdoors and invading
and searching numerous house. K
Later a hostile crowd assembled,-''
in Waterloo square, a Sinn Fein'
thoroughfare, and had to be dis
persed by the military. Even after
the curfew hour there was almost
unceasing revolver and rifle, fire for
two hours or more, with occisional
sounds like explosion of bombs.
Smash Shop Windows.
A number of armed men passed
along William street, smashing shop
windows with the butt end of v
rifles, destroying the lamps on the
electric standards by rifle fire a:id
plunging the whole street in dark
ness. Two premises were set on
fire, one a garage. A number of ani
mals were b-irncd to death and the
motors in the gar.ige destroyed
Many pencn left their houses and
spent the night in distant pa oi
the city. Two wounded policemen
were found lying in F"oyle street.
A fire brigade called to fires in
William street, had a thn'f'ing ex
neriencc. Before starting the fire
man, appealed to the military for aid '
and ' a number of armed soldiers
traveled on the engines. On their
way, rifle fire was opened upon them
from both sides of the road. The
soldiers returned the fire, and -two
men were seen to fall.
' .To escape the fusillade the engines
tock a circuirous route and called at
h military barracks to get more
soldiers before proceeding. .
Constables Wounded.
,XJic official report of the disorder
s:ij' that three constables in (jlain
cl.-thes received severe gunshot
w.;iinds, it is believed, from the mili
tary escorting the fire brigade. Of
two stores wrecked, one belonged
to a member of the Londonberry
corporation.
Fierce rioting, confined to a limit
ed area, broke out in North Belfast
this afternoon, the neighborhood in
volved being known as the Stanhope
area, which has figured in every dis
turbance since July. Hundreds join
ed in the fray, thft unionists with
stones and the sinn feiners with re
volvers and rifles.
A large body of police made re
peated baton charges, to keep the
factions apart until the arrival of
military with an armored car. when
the rioters were soon dispersed.
A laborer was shot dead in Cork
by a military curfew patrol Satur
day night. The soldiers alleged that
he thrice disregarded orders to halt.
Two Shot in Dublin.
Dublin, Nov. 7. An attack by a
mob on two policemen , Saturday
night culminated in the shooting of
two civilians, one of them seriously.
The affray caused a great panic as
crowds of people were just leaving
th theaters. The policemen, who
fbd from the mob, fired their revolv
ers at their pursuers. One police
rrvin was captured and thrown intn
the Liffey, but was rescued by other
police.
Army of Occupation
Service Is Popular
Washington, Nov. 7. Service in
the American army of occupation is
popular with young Americans, the
army recruiting service found, in
checking up its November 1 records.
There were 256 vacancies in the
forces in Germany for which re
cruits were accepted on that date,
and Adj. Gen. Harris' office sent
out telegrams discontinuing the op
portunity six hours after the day be-
jran. only to find that 428 men had
completed their enlistments for regi
ments overseas. j
Letters from soldiers there indi
cate that an American private is able
to exchange his army pay for so
many German marks that he ranks
as a plutocrat among civilians, which,
in some part, accounts for the popu
larity of service, the officers believe.
Omaha Uni Law School Has
Two Judges on Its Faculty
The law school of the University
of Omaha now has two disfict
judges on its faculty, Judge Troup
and Judge Fitzgerald. Both men
hive been on the university faculty
for years and Judge Troup was re
cently appointed dean of the law
sc'mol.
The class in logic opened Thurs
day evening with over sixty stu
dents present. This class meets at
the university building at Twentv
fourth and Pratt streets and is con
ducted by Dr. Jenkins, president oi
the university.
Parole Board to Meet.
Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 7. The
parole board of the Leavenworth
federal prison will consider applica
tions of 150 prisoners at a special
session, beginning November 8. it
was announced.
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