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Army of General Wrangel in
South Russia Suffers Over
whelming Defeat Several
Generals Conmit Su;cide.
Red Cross Depot Rifled
By The AaiHxinted l'rcni.
Constantinople, Nov. 14, The
army of General Wrangel, the anti
bolshevik leader in south Russia,
has been wiped out and a number
of his generals have committed sui
cide. A mob in Sebastopol has pillaged
the American Ked Cross stocks.
The American torpedo boat de
stroyers at Sebastopol are evacu
ating officers and their families. The
American destroyer Humphreys has
gone to' take off the Red Cross sup
plies at Yalta.
The United States transport Far
aly has arrived here with .300 sick
and wounded, who were cared for
bv the American Ked Cross. It is
t slid that the reds were joined by
some .Ukrainians in spreading terror
among the population in the Crimea.
Seeks Refuge With French.
. Taris, Nov. 14. General Wrangel
has gone aboard one of the French
warships in Sebastopol, but the ves
sel is still remaining in port, the ad
vices say. The evacuation is continu
ing but there is inadequate shipping
for the number of persons seeking to
Wrangel's troops are declared to
have fought splendidly in the battle
of their , defeat, which began with
the loss of Perckop and soon devel
oped into a wild retreat.
The dispatches 'say that the white
army inflicted heavy losses on the
bolsheviki but they were overwhelm-.
; d by the reds who are reported to
1 be well organized and led. Some of
the bolshevik officers arc said to be
Germans. 1
I Surrender Demanded. '
London, Nov.j 14 The Copen
hagen correspondent of the Ex-
change Telegraph says that a dis
patch from Berlin announces that
according to an official Moscow
wireless message the commander of
the bolsheviki army on the southern
front, has sent a demand to Gener
al Wrangel for his immediate sur
render promising amnsety to General
Wrangel and his troops.
Evacuate Sebastopol.
Paris, Nov. 14. The evacuation
of Sebastopol by civilians and for-
uzners ' ts tinder wajwaccoroing"
toreicn office advices, but the mem
bers of General Wrangel's govern
ment still were In Sebastopol last
night, although the bolsheviki were
reported to be occupying Simferopol
and capturing many prisoners and
large quantities of materials.
Information reaching the foreign
office says the bolsheviki did not
storm the Perekop lines, but by an
enveloping movement of their left
wing invaded the Crimea. They
crossed over the ice frozen Sivash
sea and attacked the main body of
General Wrangel's troops from the
General Wrangel has decided not
to attempt Guerrilla warfare, the in
formation adds, owing to tne over
whelming bolshevik forces converg
ing on the peninsula which are var
iously estimated at between 150,000
ind 200,000 men.
Reduction of One Cent
Per Gallon in Gasoline
Announced in South
New Orleans, Nov. 14. Reduc
tion in c.nk wagon prices of 1 cent
per gallon for gasoline, effective
Monday throughout Louisiana, Ten
nessee and Arkansas, was announced
by the Standard Oil company of
Louisiana, as an aid to thejrestora
tion of 'what is properly considered
normal prices. ,)
The retail price of gasoline here
becomes 28Ji cents. A statement
said: ,
"While there has been no material
"iase from any of the conditions
which brought the rise in the price
of petroleum, products, the Standard
Oil company of Louisianna believes
that the, process of readjustment
now undr way in the business world
must eventually contribute to their
operations of producing and refin
ing oil. k . '
"Up to date there is no lowering
of labor costs for crude oil price or
recessions in the demand for gaso
line. Reductions which have already
taken place in many of the principal
items entering into the cost of livirtg
have, for the most part, not reached
the ultimate consumer, but it is in
evitable thai before long lower
prices will be brought about by new
quotations now prevailing in primary
Narcotics Stolen From
Army Supplies Recovered
Oakland. Cat Nov. 14. Drugs
valued at $20 000. part of a large
quantity of narcotics and whisky
stolen from a United States army
ouartermaster warehouse in San
Francisco, recently, wcte recovered
here when two men were arrested,
who later confessed, it was said by
federal revenue agents. The men
gave their names as Louis Baldacci
and Jack Williams. . t
Hoover to Discuss Labor
Conditions With Leaders
Washington,' Nov. 14. Herbert
Hoover, former food administrator,
and member of the president's sec
end industrial Conference, is ex
pected to meet with the executive
puncil of the American l-etleration
f Labor early next week to dis
cuss the question of co-operation of
labor officials and scientists to pro
mote improved working conditions
and increased production.
Cardinal Gibbons
For Annual
Washington, Nov. 14. Tlie fol-
lowing signed statement gf Cardinal
' Gi,,1,0lls' Archbishop of Baltimore
j arl(j ' spokesman of .the Roman
i Catholic church in America, relative
to the fourth Red Cross roll call,
was made public here.
"At the development of its peace
time program so broad as to meet
every form of suffering and distress
which face the American people, the
American Red Cross has written
another chapter m its history, per
haps less dramatic than that of wat
time, but none he less glorious its
spirit and its object. Its thought its
influence and its splendid orgAiza
tion have been to the interest or the
people of America, who by reason of
circumstances, need just the help
Diptheria , in
Iowa Almost at
x Epidemic Stage
Existence of Disease Thought
To Be Due to Weather
Changes Panic Averted .
. By Careful Treatment.
Des Moines, Nov. 14. Diphtheria
is approaching epidemic propor
tions in Iowa, according to the
State Board of Health. This "is
c'ue, it is said, to the uncertain
weather that comes at the change
of seasons. People chiefly of the
younger generations according to
the health officials, assume that the
weather is not yet cold enough to
warrant their bundling themselves
up in warm winter clothes; and yet
find it too chilly 'o go without such
clothes comfortably. The result is
Diphtheria, records at the state
board of health office show, is epi
demic now at Ottumwa, Dubuque
and Albia. Ottumwa has requested
and been granted state aid to cope
with the situation. The disease is
also prevalent at present in Des
Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo, Fort
Dodge and Charles City. A number
of other cities, !arge and small, nave
reported cases of it.
A noticeable feature of the present
prevalence of the disease is the fact
that it has caused next to no panic.
This is due, it is thought, to the care
ful treatment which the victims re
ceive. Diphtheria patients are now-
auays invanaDiy isoiaieu aim . au
cared for that the community runs
a minimum of risk. ; j
-To Challenge Right . .. -
Of Court to Dismiss
Federal Indictments
New York, Nov. 14. The juris
diction of Supreme Court Justice
Robert F. Wagner, to. decide a mo
tion for dismissal of indictments
against Charles F. Murphy, leader
of Tammany Hall, and others, will
be challenged before the state court
of appeals. Col. William Rand,
counsel for the extraordinary ?rand
jury, which returned the iuc'ict
mcnts, announced. '
Colonel Rand served formal no
tice upon' counsel for Mr. Murphy
and other defendants of his inten
tion to. apply, next Friday, to the
appellate division of the supreme
court for permission to take the
question tj the court of appeals.
Justice Wagner previously held that
he has' jurisdiction and the appellate
division sustained him. 1
' The defendants arc charged in the
indictment with conspiracy to de
fraud the federal government by
falsely certifying to their income tax
returns. Besides Mr. Murphy, the
defendants include Arthur J. Bald
win, attorney; Assistant District At
torney J- E. Smith. John A. Mc
Carthy. former business partner of
Mr. Murphy's brother; Ernst B.
Waldcn, vice president of the Corn
Products company and the company
itself. '
Panama Canal Now
Is Self-Sustaining
Washington, 'Nov. 14. The Pana
ma canal is now full self.-sustaining,
and had there frsen no change in the
rules of measurement, such as were
recently made, would show a com
fortable surplus over cost of opera
tion, according to the current Canal
Record, the official publication of
the zone. The statement does not
show the exact proportion of tolls
paid by American ships, nor indicate
the deficiency, if any, that would
have to be met from the national
treasury if American craft were ex
empted. During the last fiscal year total
operating expenses were $6,548,272
and receipts $8,935,871, leaving a
orofit of $2,387,599. This does not
! take into account interest on capital
invested, amounting to $Jo,idi,oyo,
representing the entire cost of the
canal. '
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Citizenship Granted to 22
Gage County Residents
Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 14. (Spe-
cial.) Twenty-two residents of
Gage county were granted citizen
ship papers in the district court by
Judge Pemberton. The rights of
citizenship were denied John H.
Gerdes of Adams for the reason that
in 'the questionaire which he filed
during war days he claimed exemp:
tion from service on the grounds'
that he was an alien enemy.
Censorship Renewed.
Athens, Nov. 14. The censorship,
which ostensibly was removed last
September, has, again been put into
force against foreign correspondents.
In this connection it is recalled that
on one occasion recently Minister
of , Foreign Affairs Pofitis an
nounced that ' censorship on news
sent by foreign correspondents did
not exist, j
Issues Appeal
Red Cross Roll Call
which only such an organization as
the American Red Cross can bring.
"Throughot tlw year the Ked Cross
has been turning .its attention to the
welfare of the people at home as
well as that of foreign peoples, and
is contemplating and daily putting
into operation, ptojects that can re
f ult only in the increased health and
happiness of Americans. In every
field of its efforts, its record be
speaks enthusiast:', and desire to
"That its work may be continued
with the same success, the American
Red Cross ne; the support and
encouragement f every American,
and it is my earnest desire that all
will lend their aid to this magnificent
organization during its fourth roll
School Hazing
Results in Gun
' Play at Chicago
One Youth Wounded and An
other Beaten Into Insensi
bility, Following Attempt
To Kidnap Lad.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Chicago, Nov. 14. Antagonism
between the sophomores and fresfi
men classes of the Waukegan high
school developed into a gun battle
and free-for-all fight, in which one
student was shot in the heel and an
other beaten into insensibility.
The students involved in the af
fray were from some of the most
prominent families of the city. All
of their names have not yet been
ascertained by the police.
The row started when a party of
three boys and two girls drove up to
the high school building to attend
a party Friday evening.
Those in the party were Karl Am
brose, 13; Elizabeth Lyon, 16; Mar
garet Pulse, 16; Donald Doolittle,
10, ana -Arthur bhumwav, la.
As soon as the five left their car
they were confronted by five
masked youths. Ambrose, the small
est in the party, was gruffly ordered
to go with them.
Several times previously Ambrose
had been hazed by upper classmen.
On several occasions he had been
transported far out into the' country
and forced to walk back.
This time, instead of obevinsr the
(Command of the five youths, he
whipped out the automatic pistol
used by his father in the army.
He fired one shot. This shot tore
through-the' "heer bf Theodore Lux, a
sophomore, who has not yet been
identified as a member of the haz
ing party.
Neal Dickson, an upper classman,
who was near the scene, tore the gun
from Ambrose. .'The mfcsked youths
then beat hint into insensibility.
Shumway was also badly bruised.
The Misses Lyon and Pulse then
took a hand. Miss Lyon secured the
gun and fired two shots in the air.
The boys ran. The two girls got
Shumway and Doolittle into the car,
hid them under an automobile robe,
and drove the car back into the city.
Ambrose, recovering conscious
ness, found himself alone.
Chicago Tribune to 7
' Co-Operate in Forming
School of Journalism
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Chicago. Nov. 14. The Chicaeo
Tribune is co-operating with North
western university in the founding
ot the Joseph Medill school of jour
nalism. .? The new school, which is to be es
tablished within the next few
months, will be the only metropoli
tan newspaper training institution
west of the Allcghenies.
The editors of The Chicago Trl
bune, conferring" with the trustees
of the university, represented by
President Walter Dill , Scott and
Ralph E. Hcilman, dean of the school
! of ' commerce, agreed the school
should be established as a tribute to
Joseph Medill, the builder of the
Chicago Tribune.
The name has also met with the
approval of editors and publishers of
other Chicago papers. These other
papers have agreed to co-operate
with the Joseph Medill school to the
fullest cxterft. . . .
Mrs. Lillian Abbott s
Dies Unexpectedly
-' After Long Illness
Mrs. Lillian Abbott, wife of
Chauncey Abbott, jr., died suddenly
yesterday morning at the Abbott
home, Fifty-fifth and Farnam streets.
She had been ill for the last two
years, suffering ft'om a nervous
Mrs. Abbott was formerly Miss
Lillian Fitzgerald of Lincoln, where
she was prominent socially. For
several years she resided with her
husband at Schuyler, Neb., whence
they came to Omaha three years
Besides Mr. Abbott, an 8-ycar-old
son survives.
Marriage of Late King
Alexander Reported Valid
Athens, Nov. . 13. The late King
Alexander's marrige with Asphasia
Manos was declared valid by the
court which dismissed tlie opposi
tion of former King Vonstantine
and ordered the seals on the aptrt
ntents of the late monarch broken.
Madame Manos will inherit Alex
ander's personal property.
Airplane Works Close.
Paris, Nov. 14. The Bit-riot air
plane works have been closed down
indefinitely, throwing 2,000 persons
out of work. -
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Movie Panic
False Cry of Fire in East Side
Movie House Results in
Injury to Ten
New York, Nov. 14. Six children
between the ages of 3 to 10 years,
were tram'pled to death during a
panic in an East Side motion pic
ture theater late today, caused by
a false cry of 'fire." Ten other
children were iniurcd. About 300
persons, a large number of them
children, were in the audience wheu
smoke began to pour from the base
ment under the theater. The care
taker was making a fire in the'fur
tiace and the smoke was caused by
paper and other rubbish he had
thrown into the furnace.'
As it grew in volume someone
shouted "fire.""" Instantly there was
W mad rush for the exits and the
fight among the frantic men and
women to the street, little ones,
caught in the crusji, were thrown
to the floor and trampled
Fear Lake Vessel
Is Lost in Storm'
Steel Freighter With Crew of
35 Men Over 72 Hours Past
Due at Port.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 14.
The Becker line steamer Francis J.
Widlar, more than 72 hours overdue
at this port and carrying a crew
of 33, still was unreported tonight.
Opinion in marine circles here is
divided as to whether the big steel
freighter has gone to the bottom
or is lying, perhaps disabled, , in
some sheltered nook along the Ca-
nachaiv shore
The tug Iowa left today for Pan
cake shoals, where, according to the
story of one Great Lakes captain.
the Widlar was seen in distress inJ
Friday's storm. It is feared here
that the -Widlar met with mishap
during the storm, one of the most
severe in Lake Superior's history.
' A boat believed to have been the
Widlar was sighted yesterday, blown
far off 'the course toward the Pan
cake shoals, about 10 miles north
east of Whitefish tfay. Word wa
receivedi'Jiere today that a large fleet
of vessels has been lying in shelter
at Bete Crise? Seventeen vessels
have locked down, since Saturday
midnight, but none of them have
sighted the missing craft.
No report from the tug Iowa can
be obtained before noon tomorrow,
it was said here tonight.
The Francis J. Widlar is. a 7,600
ton steel' freighter apd carried a
cargo of ore, having .'cleared from
Duluth. The vessel was in command
of Captain Forbes of Ashtabula, O.
A vessel believed to have been
the Widlar was reported to have
been seen drifting helplessly toward
Pancake shoals by Cant. William
Mesier of the steamer John Erick-
son upon his arrival last night. At
the height of the storm the vessel's
lights disappeared, according to
Captain Mesier.
16 Red Cross Workers
Decorated by Wrangel
Constantinople, Nov. 14. Sixteen
American Red Cross workers have
been decorated by General Wrangel
for services rendered, the civilian
population of the Crimea and South
Russia. -
Dr. Livingston. Farrand qf Wash
ington, receives the Order of St.
Anne, the highest civilian honor of
the old Russian government. Fred
erick P. Keppell. Washington, and
Robert E. Olds. St. Paul, were given
the order of St. Stanislav; .George
Herbert Ryden. Kansas City, Mo.,
and Jay R. , Clcwell, Bellingham,
Wash., received the order of St.
Anne of the second class; Robert
T. 'Moss and Nelson Mills, New
York, Frederick W. Bobbett, St.
Paul; Horace Morrison and Charles
C. Davis, Boston, and H. L. Bridges,
Atlantai received in order of St.
Stanislav of the second class; C. D.
Morris, Olean, N. Y.. Robert O.
Barrett. New York, and W. H. Day,
Richmond,, Va., received the order
of St. Anne of the third class, and
James C. A. Mills the order of St.
Stanislav of the third class.
Col. John G. Maher Speaks
At Mullen Armistice Day
Mullen, 'Neb., Nov. 14. (Special.)
Col. John G. Maher delivered the
principal address at the Armistice
day celebration here. He d!ivered
a' touching tribute to Maj. A. D. Fet
terman, who resided on a ranch near
this city before entering the service.
He told of a visit with Major Fet
tcrman two days before his death.
The services were under the direc
tion of American Legion Post 109.
Cowboys of this vicinity gave a rid
ing 'and roping exhibition. Przcs
amounting to over $600 were bward
ed. The exhibition drew some of
the crack riders from all parts of the
state: : .
Bryan Ignorant of Plans
For Party ' Reorganization
Washington, Nov. 14. W. J.
Bryan, here en routef o his winter
home at Miami, Fla., declared be
knew of no plans to reorganize the
democratictarty and reiterated his
suggestion that President Wilson
resign so thatPresident-elect Hard
ing could take office without delay.
Mr. Bryan said he had ho ap
pointment with democratic party
leaders. Soon after his arrival he
called on Secretary Colby at the
State department, but he said this
had to do with official business
Should Be a Happy Medium
period of
Great Britain v
Wins Victory in.
Hunger Strikej
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Prisoners in ; Cork Jail Re- j
leased From Pledges "by j
"Actng President Irish
Republic." ..' .
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New York' Timea-rhleago Tribune Cable.
Copyright 1920.
London, Nov. 14. Qreat Britain,
by her Refusal to release the late
Lord Mayor MacSwiney, Joseph
Murphy, alleged American citizen,
and Fitzgerald, another Irish hun
ger striker, before they died, has
brought the .Sinn Fein to capitula
tion. Following the sensational death of
the lord mayor of Cork after more
than two months' hunger strike, to
gether with the deaths of the two
Sinn Fein prisoners in Cork, Arthur
Griffith, acting "President of the
Irish Republic," officially released
the nine other Sinn Fein prisoners
in the Cork jail from their obliga
tion to continue their death strike.
In Cork jail these nine men have
wasted away to the point of being
mere skeletons. They have not
tasted food for 94 days. Grief
stricken mothers have entered the
prison and pleaded with their sons
to break their death fast, but they
have stood fast, placing their duties
to their nation above duties even to
their mothers, according to Sinn
F'ein officials.
They have seeen three of their
fellow prisoners die in alleged mar
tyrdom for free Ireland, and despite
pleas bf their loved ones, they have
decided to follow in their footsteps
The following; message received
from Arthur Griffith by the Lord
.Mayor of Cork has been trans
mitted. to the hunger .strikers:
"Our countrymen in Cork prison
sufficiently have proved their devo
tion and fidelity, and they should
now, as they Were prepared to die
tor Ireland, prepare again to live
for her."
A highly placed British official in
closesf touch with Prime Minister
Lloyd George said:' .
"The proclamation bv. Mr. Grif
fith stopping th2 rest of his country
men from dyiuy in Cork jail pleases
r.s. The only .objection- we have to
it is that it is so belated. Mr. Mac
Swiney and his two, misguided com
patriots died before it was issued.
To this tardiness on the part of
Mr. Griffith and his followers must
be placed the guilt for the death of
Mr. MacSwiney and others."
Jvew York Company Gets
Big Mexican Contract
New York. Nov. 14. Contracts
have beeii signed by Florien and
Company, Ltd., of this city with the
Mexican government to furii'sh roll
ing stock, locomotives. rg.ils . and
other steel material for the complete
re-equipment of the Mexican Na
tional lines, a $20,000,00p propect.
it was announced by members of
the firm. Ignaqio dc 'la Barra acted
for the Floriencompanv in closing
the contract with Gen. Salvador Al
varado, secretary of the treasury,
and Francisco Perez, general man
age of the National lines, for the
Mexican government. Banks 'in
New York arc participating in finan
cing the re-equipment project, it also
was announced. . , '
Central City Law Suits
Are Settled Out of Court
Central City, Neb., Nov. 14.
(Special.) Tndge Frederick W. But
ton conducted a short session of dis
trict court here. It was a postponed
October tern, but so many of the
cases had been settled, out of court
that Judge Button dismissed the
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period riotous extravagance we've jumt gone through, and the
paralyzing economy that now 'threaten
Roosevelt May
Get Cabinet Job
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Son of Former President Men-
tioned As Secretary of Labor
Under Harding.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Nov. 14. Lieut- Col.
Theodore Roosevelt has . been sug
gested and, it is learned, is being
seriously considered for . ihjnast
or secretary oi tarjor m me caoinei
of President-elect Harding. He is
being urged rfor the place by a num
ber of republican leaders who be
lieve not only that he would bring
progressive views into the cabinet,
but that he is specially fitted for the
place because practically all of the
more than 1Q years that he has been
out of college have been devoted to
an intensive study of the labor con
ditions from the viewpoint of the
wage earners themselves.
Word comes to Washington that
Senator Harding has been greatly
impressed by the . claims being put
forward for Roosevelt by his friends
and that he has irMicated he will
give every consideration to them.
Although it is yet too early for
anyone to be certain as to the make
up of the Harding cabinet, the feel
ing is that unless something hap
pens to upset the present situation.
Colonel Roosevelt has an excellent
chance of becoming a cabinet officer
at the age of 33
Coast Guards Search
For Bodies of Flyers
Lost on Lake Michigan
Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 14.
Coast guards wore patrolling the
Lake v Michigan shore tonight in
search of the bodies of the crew of
the naval seaplane, the wreckage of
which was picked up betweecn Mus
kegon and White Lake station this
afternoon. The members of the
cre it was believed, had perished
when the machine which left Great
Lakes naval training station last
AY ecinesday, encountered a storm
over the lake on Thursday.
The wreckage, which was strewn
along the beach for. five miles, in
cluded practically- all the lighter
structure bf a seaplane. Although
there were no marks of identifica
tion, coast guard patrols declared
the navy gray coipr convinced them
that the wreckage was part of the
missing . machine.
Chicago Police Force
r Given Severe Shakeup
Chicago, Nov. 14. Chicago's po
lice force was given the biggest
shakeup in its history by Chief
Charles C. F'itzmorris, recently ap
pointed tos ucceed John J. Garrity,
whose resignation was requested
by Mayor William H. Thompson.
Abolishment of the special squads
did away. with the homicide squad,
the bomb squad, the rifle corps, the
burglary squad, the "flivver details"
and numerous other special organ
izations created, by Garrity.
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Citizenship Papers Granted.
Geneva, Neb.. Nov. 14. (Special.)
Citizenship papers were granted
Gustav Hauscr and ' Oscar Alfred
Ellison of Geneva by the district
court here. Creditable examination
was passed by Nels Anton Nelson
of Oug, whose' papers were not is
sued on account of his witness hav
ing been absent from this country
for four months.
Volcanos Active.
San Salvador, Republic of Salva
dor, Nov. 14. The volcano Izalco,
in Salvador; is throwing out tor
rents of lava, but no sicsmic dis
turbances are accompanying the
eruptions. ". "
Between The-
British Experts
Say U. S.Cruisers
Are Ineffective
Declare Only Half of Arma
ment Practical for Use on
Tennessee Type of Super-
" dreadnaughts. 1
New York Times-Chicago Tribune Cable.
Copyright. 11)20.
Paris, Nov. 14. British naval ex
perts declare that America's newest
battleships of tiie Tennessee type
and superdreadnaughts of the new
scries which as yet have not been
launched, can be effective only in
half their armament. They declare
that 14 or 16-inch guns in superim
posed turrets cannot be fired with
out killing the crews of the turrets
below them. They also think that
several accidents already have
occurred in tests of these turrets, but
the naval architects, they say, have
been unwilling to alter the plans,
fearing serious damage to their
teputations and the extra expense
involved. ,
"The British 'did away with super
imposed turrets during the war after
extensive experiments had proved
them quite useless in heavy action,
even if the low;r turrets were not
put out of action by the concus
sion," declared a British naval officer
high in the construction depart
ment. "America's newest battleships,
while mounting heavier guns than
the latest Japanese models, are in
terior to them in fighting power be
cause of this grave error in technical
construction," '
American Tiaval opinion in Paris
is that the British experts' conclu
sions are entirely wrong, but admit
lhat onlv tests of the Tennessee and
California on tho firing grounds can
prove their case. L
Oliver Guiheneiike, France s great
est naval experr, also scouts the
British statements..
Much Interest Shown
In Election in Greece
Athens, Nov. 14. (By the A. P.)
AH. Greece is deeply absorbed in
tomorrow's election, the outcome of
which is generally expected to be
the return of 'Premier Venizelos and
the liberal party to power by a large
majority. . The election is regarded
as having the greatest influence on
the country's future.
Although he has expressed him
self as .confident ' of victory, the
premier has been conducting a most
active campaign. He returned to
Athens on Thursday in time to ad
dress an Armistice gathering, where
he was given an'ovation by more
than 100,000 persons'. ' '
.While the country (is calm, trouble
is forecast after the election, no
matter which side wins. If Veni
zelos gets the majority of 270 of a
tcjlal of 368, which his supporters
claim, it is expected the royalists
will denounce the election as fraud
ulent. Should the royalists win, the
Vcnizelists have announced they will
not accept the political dethrone
ment of their chief.
The Weather
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Probe Big
Postal Agents Hot on Trail of
Robbers Who Looted Regis
1 tered Pouches on Bur
lington Train in Bluffs.
Arrests Expected Hourly
Operatives, agents and inspectors
of the postal department were
slowly tightening the coils last night
around, the gang of men who staged
the daring robbery of a Burlington
registered mail car within the city
limits of Council Bluffs Saturday
The value of the loot will run
into thousands: of dollars, accord
ing to official reports, although no
definite check of the looted car has"
been made public. The stolen mail
pouches, : nine in number, were
transferred to the Burlington train
at the iBluffs transfer from Union
Pacific train No. 6.
The pouches were from San
Francisai. it is believed, and nearly
all contained currency for New
York. On account of its being
through mail, it was placed m a
"storage car," or one in which no
clerks worked during the trip. The
car was reloaded at Conncil Bluffs,
and it was here that the robbers
gained entrance.
Robbery an Easy Matter.
From an unofficial source it was
learned that the car ' which was
robbed was not a regular mail car,
designed and constructed for the
transportation of mail, but was an
ordinary baggage car, pressed into
service on account of ihc car short
age. This would make it simple for
robbers to force an entrance.
L. H. Worley, superintendent of
mails;, G H. Glenn, postal inspector,
and other federal officials were ac
tive yesterday upon clues which it
was believed will result in the ar
rest of two or more suspects soon.
None of the operatives would dis
cuss the case, however, or state
what 'progress had been made in
their 'work of running down the
Ten sacks of registered mail were
thrown from the car. One was
found lying alongside the track.
The rifled car had been "made up"
at the Union Pacific transfer sta
tion on Twenty-first street. The
pouches were thrown off between
Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets, only
a few blocks away.
t Crime is Discovered.
; The jobbers had hardly jumped
from the train when their crime was
Den C. Newberry, clerk in charge
of the mail crew, was in a "dead"
car at the rear of the train. The
side doof was open and another clerk
was looking out. When the train
was only two or three hundred yards
from Union Pacifie transfer the
clerk called to Newberry:
.Look! Jheres a registered
Newberry hurried to the door and
Ipoked back along the rail. He
cWld sec a dark object but could
not tell what it was.
"It was just about where the train
stops for the crossing near Indian
creek,' said Newberry, in telling of
the affair. "I was not sure that the
clerk was right, but at once I r,an
forward toward the reoricrerp,! mil
car, six or seven cars ahead. 6n the
way 1 tucked up other clerks, who
dropped their work and followed.
Chain Holds Door.
"When we reached the retristrrrrl
car, we tried the door. It opened a
bit and then stuck. The rliain -m
the inside was fastened and the door
could not be opened. Then we knew
that somethingwas wrong."
When the train reached Council
Bluffs passenger ttation, Newberry
and other clerks saw the w.indow
of the stdedoor broken. They gained
entrance and saw that the car had
been rifled. Then they railed police
and postal officials. '
"It was clearly apparent." said
Newberrv. "how the robherv was
accomplished. . Whoever entered the
car must have swung up on the
iron step outside the sidedoor. just
as the train pulled out of the trans
fer station. By- breaking the, win
dow in the door and reaching in, he
could unlatch the side door and
pull it back. Then he must , have
chained the end doors to prevent in
terference, picked out the registered
mail and thrown out the sacks as the
train stopped for the crossing.
Alarm Is Given.
When Newberry sent the alarm
to the police, Captain Shaffer of the
Council Bluffs force responded. In
a few minutes, Superintendent Wor
ley of the transfer mail station and
Postoffice Inspector Glenn of Coun
cil Bluffs appeared. Later they
were joined by Inspector Coble of
Omaha, Sumner Knox of the De
partment of Justice bureau of in
vestigation and other federal agents.
Investigation quickly led to the
discovery of the one sack, left bv
the robbers, and to the finding of
evidence which made it possible to
start the tracing of the automobile
in which the loot was hauled away.
Coolidge Urges Greater
Interest in. Education
Boston, Nov. 14. Governor Cool
idge told members of the Massachu
setts Teachers' association that in
bis public career he had striven al
ways to stimulate interest in educa
tion by getting the public to make a
richer investment in it.
i "If you want an interest in anv
project," he. said, "get someone to
make an investment in it, and then
theii, interest always follows their
Fire Damages Home.
Beatrice. Neb., Nov. . (Spe
cial.) The home cf S. A. Scymottr
on Kast Lincoln street was dam
aged by fire. Tm fire was caused
by a defective flue. Th loss, it
covered by insurancei ,