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OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 1920.
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Body for Recognition of Re
public Completed in Wash
ington; Hearings by Com
mission Open Todays
Plan First-Hand Prol
Bf The Associated I'reas.
Washington. D. C, Nov. 17.
Irish leaders from Over the' country
today completed organization of the
Amcric.au association for the recog
nition of the "Irish republic."
At the same time the commission
of sevcu from the committee of 100
investigating the Irish question, laid
plana for opening- tomorrow, its
hearing with tvo witnesses direct
from Ireland on the stand.
The hearings of the, commission
of seven were to have started today
but receipt of information that
John Durham, acting mayor of lial
bricuan. and Dennis . Morgan of
Thurles. would be present to testify
tomorrow resulted tn the postpone
ment. Dudley FicM Malone, former
customs collector at New York, also
is'on the list of witnesses for to
morrow and after his appearance on
the stand.' he is exDected to sit at
the hearings as the attorney for the
' American commission on Irish jnde-
r England Not . Represented.
The British embassy will not be
represented, formal declination of
the commission's invitation having
been forwarded by the embassy to
day. The embassy declared it could
not approve the purposes of the in
quiry and expressed the belief that
the only result would be the spread
ing of propaganda. , . ,
The organization formed by Irish
sympathizers affer a conference with
Eamonn de Valcra, president of the
provisional 'Irish republic, was said
to be designed to supplant the
Friends of, Irish Freedom and the
I 'leading Irish independence organizi-
' ' tions. , -'V ' t
' Plan Investigation.
The office of the Irish inquiry
, commission announced that plans
had been perfected to (send a sub
committee to Ireland sbon to make
a first-hand .investigation.' The proj
, ect resulted, it was said, from invi
tations to senJ such a committee
i received by the cqmmission in , a
round robin signed by British labor
riarty leaders, and similar proposals
from the Irish Catholic hierarchy
and numerous persons prominent in
Withdrawal of Raymond Robins
pS-f) Chicago from membership in the
-inquiry- commission also was an
nounced tonight. - His message to
the commission ' expressed regret
that pressing" engagements would
prevent his participation. " J
' For Eight Atlantic
New York. Nov. 17. George V.
Sterling, assistant'director tf opera
tions for the Unitedj States shipping
board,' was appointed receiver for
eight Atlantic, steamship, companies.
The appointment was made by Fed
eral Judge Mayer i an equity suit
brought by Marsh and McLennan,
New Yock insurance agents, claim
ing to be creditors of the companies.
; The Atlantic-Adriatic corporation
is the holding company; the other
seven are : subsidiary organizations
named for the seven ships owned
by the corporations. : '
Falling freight rates were given as
the cause for the "temporary finan
cial difficulties" in which the cor
" poration has found itself, in a state
ment by W. Davis Conrad.-attdrney
for the shipping board, issued
through attorneys for the steamship
corporation. , .
- Decision - to have a receiver m
equity appointed Vas made at a con-
jerence wun omciais w ic oniyiug
board, his statement said, adding
that shipping board officials stated
"there isi no criticism of B. W.
Morse's administration of this com
anv insofar as the facts are now
Bjc nped Convict Threatens
hunger Strike'at U. S. Pen
Chicago, ; Nov. 17. Unless condi
tions at Leavenworth penitentiary
have improved since he escaped from
there a year ago. William Brandon,
a conscientious objector, will go on
a hanger strike, he decehired tjday
following his arrest as as fugitive
from justice today.
"It's getting so a conscientious
objector can't make a move af that
place without the other prisoners
beating him up." Brandon com
plained in his eel! at the detective
bureau. . ,
Kidnaper Pleads Guilty;
To Be Sentenced Saturday
: Norristown, Pa., Nov. 17. August
Pascal, alias Pasquale, "the crank,"
self-confessed kidnaper and slayer of
"Blakely Coughlin. will be sentenced
on Saturday by Judge A S Swarta
of the Montgomery county court. '
Pascal today pleaded guilty to sec
ond degree murder and guilty to a
charge of kidnaping for purposes of
extortion. ' . v
The maximum penalty for second
degree murder is 20 years and life
imprisonment for kidnaping.
Hunter Shoots Four Bears
Found in Winter Den
Marinette. Wis.. Nov. 17.-UAlbert
Forney. 20. of White Rap
ids, shot ( .four bears yesterday.
While hunting he discovered a cub
in what proved to be a winter den.
V shot the cub and brought the
viiaigiuj yyxn uuuu itiiu.
fcuA t.. -I! ! 1 I J . 1- -
jjjncy wicu uopaitnL-u ucr ana inc
.two rcmnining cubs. Father bruin
'Scaped by flight
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Omaha Man Awarded
Bravery Decoration by
' Secretary of the Navy
D. C. Patterson, jr.
A decoration ior bravery in a life
having , feat has been awarded to
Commander D. C. Patterson, jr., son
cf D. C. Patterson of Omaha, by
the secretary of Mic navy.
, Commander Patterson dived to the
rescue of a sai!or who had fallen
overboard from ihc Battleship Idaho,
when the boat was off the Califronia
toast last January. He . was ' com
mander ni the Idaho at the time.
In 1912 the Dmmander received
commendation from Secretary of the
Navy Myers for" 'ingenuity in devis
ing means to relieve a vessel from
water during a h irricane " '
Armed Men Who
; Held Up Train
Gun Fight Follows Unsuccess
ful Effort to Rob U. P, Kan
sas City' Passenger Short
Ways From Denver, v
ii '.Denver, Nov. 17. Police are
searching today tor armed men wno
last night attempted to hold up and
rob Union Pacific passenger train
No. 104, eastbound, at idow, six
miles cast of Denver. Eighteen
shots were fired by the bandits and
members of the train crew, who since
the Carlisle . train ro,bbery in Wyo
ming have been armed. -
' One of the bandits is bcicved to
have been wounded. They escaped
in an automobile which was waiting
near the siding. ' ' .
Three of the bandit party, believed
to have numbered six men, flagged
the train and as it pulled to a stop
they approached the baggage car.
A brakeman, armed with a shotgun,
jumped from the train and when the
bandits opened fire he replied. Oth
ers of the train crew also opened fire.
In the meantime Rock Island train
No. 6, bound for Kansas City and
Chicago over the same tracks, came
up behind. A flagman stopped the
train in time to avoid a collision. The
Rock Island train's rear coaches
were derailed as it passed the San
dow switch. Railroad officials be
lieved the switch was pulled while
the train was passing over it.
The Union Pacific train left Den
ver at 9 o'clock."
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Amateur Yeggs Enter
Bloomfield, Neb.,. Nov. 17. (Spe
cial.) Amateur cracksmen attempt
ed to rob the postoffice safe here
early this morning. '
Th door.of the, safe was blown
off . and inner doors showed signs of
tampering. A number 'of .mail
touches were rifled. Officials' be
lieve the robbers : were frightened
away empty handed.
Several persons said they heard an
explosion about 3 o'clock this mom
mg. Entrance to the building had
been effected through a rear door.
P.ailroad tools from a. section house
vhich had been brolcen into were
found at the scene of the attempted
robbery. No clues have developed.
Germany to Protest Award
Of Malmedy to Belgium
Geneva, Nov. 17. Germany is un
derstood to be r.lanniii a protest
16 the assembly of the league of na
tions against the allocation of the
Eupen and Malmedy districts to
Belgium by the council the league,
Dr. Gastoa Cunha, Brazilian repre
sentative at the assembly heeting, de
clared today. -
Dr. 4a Cunha's statement was
made to a Havas representative. The
Brazilian added he was convinced
the United States would enter the
league. He said the example and
firm attitude of South American na
tions would, in his oponion. deter
mine the policy Of President-elect
Harding. ' ' '. i
Lloyd George Is Expected .
To Arrive in Geneva Soon
Paris, Nov. 17. Premier : Lloyd
George of Great Britain is expected
to arrive in Geneva soon, according
to newspaper dispatches from that
Western Senators Say Finance
Corporation Only Relief for
Of Finances. . '
Southerner Raps Wilson
By The Asoclatd Tresi.
. Washington, Nov. 17. Senators
lom the v western and southern
states are, considering urging legis
lative action to revive the war 'fi
nance corporation. They said today
this was the, only agency which
could give immediate help to agri
cultural interests in the "anoallinc'
situation resulting from the suddd
fail in prices.
A conference of western senators
and representatives to discuss the
matter will be called, it was said.
v-hen Chairman Gronna, North Da
kota, of the senate agricultural com
mittee arrives in Washington.
Une suggestion is that congress
adopt a mandatory resolution direct
ing the immediate revival of the
Scores Wilson. ,
n an appeal to President Wilson
to restore the corporation Senator
Dail of South Carolina, wrote that
he had discussed the matter with
Secretary Houston, and added: "I
must say that he does not compre
hend m the least the situation,' or
he does not desire! to assist the Amer
ican producer atld I feel that it is
absolutely useless for anyone to con
fer with him further on the subject.
"I have conferred with all the
leaders of our party and I have not
yet found a single man who does
not agree that the war finance cor
poration should resume operations at
once." t t
The executive committee of the na
tional board of farm organizations
will meet here next Monday to dis
cuss relief measures.
Appeal to Houston.
Delegations named at the recent
agricultural conference here also
asked Secretary Houston to rehabili
tate the war finance corporation and
were met with the statement that it
v.as not necessary, the secretary quot
ing exports to show the amount of
agricultural products which have
moved over seas. 0 . '
Passage of the Capper-tfersman-Volstead
bill legalizing, collective
marketing will be urged by the farm
ers' representatives at the coming
scsrlon of congress,-it was said to
day. They will also ask for con
gressional investigation of credit and
rates of interest.
Rail Board to Hear v
Arguments on Wage
Chicago, Nov. 17. Arguments for
and against the1 wage increase de
manded by employes of morevjhan
100 "short line railroads will open
nextx Monday before the United
States railway labor board meeting
here, the board announced.
Testimony on behalf ot the rail
roads and their employes has been
completed after hearings lasting
The board's decision probably will
not ba ready for several weeks,
members of the board said.
As the nucstion of jurisdiction af-
Wects every electnc line which in any
way could be classed as a feeder of
steam systems, and in some cases
would even apply to city traction
systems, board members predict that
when the decision is rendered the
disappointed side, will appeal to the
supreme court. As the Esch-Lum-mins
law has never been before the
courts for an interpretation, such an !
action would be agreeable to the
board, as it would clear up other
To Bee's Shoe Fund
FouV of yesterday's responses to
The Bee's Free Shoe Fund come
from out-of-town people whose
hearts are touched by the plea of the
little children of the poor.
. If yoik can spare a few dimes or
dollars to put shoes on cold littl:
feet, will you send or bring your of
fering to The Bee office. A
I'rr Tloniily reported
I). P. Id. Brajtnn, la
At C. Alurtemwn, Braj-ton, la.
f ault -
fiiaro PhmtMtnt, Onreola, b..
Z. Steele, Bridgewater, la
Mines Taken Over by
Strikers in Mexico
:.. Eagle Pass, Tex.. Nov. . 17. The
strike situation in Coahuila became
aggravated when strikers took ove
the mines, according to an official
message received here from Mexican
Consul Emiliano Tamez. The mes
sage stated that the government dis
approves of action and will hold
strikers responsible for all destruc
tion of property and disorders. Pro
tection to Americans was guaran
teed, the message stated.
The strikers are reported ,to be
well organized and maintaining per
fect order. Standing firm in their
demands for 100 per cent increase in
wages, they are determined not' to
relinquish' the mines, according to
an American who arrived from the
scene, until their demands are met
r . Banker Is Held
, London, Nov. 17. John Leo Ber
man, American manager for a
branch of the - Lloyds bank, was
charged in police -court today with
connection with forged 'bills of ac
ceptance, allegedly involviui? 45,000
pounds. The prisoner was remanded
for eight days
Chicago Girls Will
Send Harding Turkey v
I .?!. TAfl
yv J-a ."t.ie turkey fo
it i naraing s I nanKsgiving din
ner, the Harding girls' club of a
local packing company today having
completed arrangements for the for
warding of a 38-pound bird to the
Panama canal zone where the Hard
ing party will spend Thanksgiving.
The turkey will be carried ona Pull
man car and members of various
Harding girls' clubs along the way
will see to its safe handling.
Unable to Agree
Physicians Differ on Ques
tions Regarding Ability of
) Woman to Distinguish
Right From Wrong.
Two nerve specialists disagreed in
district court yesterday afternoon in
answering hypothetical questions on
the ability of Mrs. Mike Tierney to
distinguish right from wrong when
she shot and killed her son-in-law,
Ray Dunlap, September 24, at her
home on the South Side.
Dr. William H. Betts, called to
tht stand by Eugene O'Sullivan, at
torney for Mrs. Tierney, was asked
for an opinion on Mrs. Tierney 's
sanity after O'Sullvian had. related
the hardships to which Mrs. Tierney
had been subject since!she was mar
ried at the age of 16.
That Mrs. .Tierney was probably
suffering from uncontrollable im
pulse or temporary insanity was Dr.
Bett's opinion. He said she was
probably unable to distinguish right
from wrong. ' i
Dr. G. Alexander Young, physi
cian for the Douglas county insanity
board, in reply to a hypothetical
question asked by County Attorney
Raymond T. Coffey, similar to that
asked Dr." Betts by O aulhvan, re
plied he "saw no clear or definite
evidence of insanity.
' He expressed the opinion Mrs.
Tierney was suffering from strong
emotional impulse, but said he be
lieved she could distinguish right
Uncontrollable impulse may be a
sympton of insanity, he admitted,
when examined by , O'Sullivan.
"Would the jealousy of a, daughter
increase the strain on her mind?"
"Yes." 's - - . .
"Could she be held responsible
if she was suffering from hysterical
Hut One- THea
"One suffering from hysterical
automatism would be unable to en
tertain ideas other,-than the idea
which probably- caused the strain
One's mind contains but one set
Mrs. Tiertley shaded her eyes
when her son, Michael, was brought
from the county iail'in custody of
a deputy r.heriff, to testify in behalf
of his mother.
The courtroom was crowded to
(Turn to Pane Two. Column Four.)
Coroner's Jury Says
Man Died of Bearing
At Hands of Couple
Phoenix.. Ariz., Nov. 17. That
"brutal and inhuman- treatment" at
the hands of Victor Check, son, and
Belle Check, daughter-in-law. caused
the death of Thomas J. Clfeck of
Topcka, Kan., here Saturday was
the verdict' of a coroner's jury here
todav. Witnesses testified- that
Check had been beaten' frequently
for hours and had begged neighbors
to notify the authorities.
Victor Check is in jail on a cor-
oner's warrant and Mrs. Check was
released on $5,0Q0 bond,
Testimony was offered to show
that previous to Check's death Sat
urday night in an automobile, neigh
bors heard the sound of ' blows,
groans and a, falling body in the
Check apartment. Dr. W. O. Sweek.
who conducted the autopsy, testified
that the autopsy disclosed head con
tusions; that the lungs showed tu
berculosis and the general condition
of the body showed poor nourish
ment and condition
Check, 77, was reported to have
a fortune of more than $200,000.. '
Big Siege Gun Will Stay
Stored as City Dads Talk
Sheboygan, Wis., Nov. 17. A big
siege gun used by . the Germans in
the recent world war and secured
for Sheboygan by Congressman Ed
ward Voigt and Mayor Herman Al
brecht will remain in the city tool
house instead of finding a place as
an ornament in one of the city parks
following a majority -report by nine
socialist members of the common
llama mm ma 1
Four Captured Irishmen
Shot Trying to Get Away
White Gate, County Clare, Ire
land, Nov. 17. Four of six men ar
rested last evening under the restor
ation act were shot dead this morn
ing while trying to escape from their
escort, according to an official re
Real Beer Given Place
y - In Milwaukee Museum
Milwaukee, Nov. 17. Two bottles
of beer, one dark and the other light,
with a plate of pretzels, have been
placed under a glass case on display
at the Milwaukee public museum,
preserved for the page of future
generations. , ,
Navy Department to Sell
Stock of .Surplus War Clqth
Washington, D. C, Nov. 17. The
Navy department announced that it
Would sell 500.000 yards of cloth
now being held as surplus war!
stock. . Bids will be opened at the
department Nove mbe; "" '
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-Senator Harding's Two Catches
U. S. Threatens to
Of Western Union
Veiled Promise of Reprisals
Made by State Department '
As Answer to Telegraph
Company's Action. 1
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By The Associated Fre.
- Wasnnl8ton 'Nov. 17. A yeileld
tlirtat that the permits granted for
the landing of. Western junion cables
in the United States wll be revoked
unless the company continues to ac
cord the American government the
sanje privileges that it accords 'the
British and other governments in
handling cable messages, is con
tained in a formal statement issued
today by the State' department.
The Western Union Telegraph
Co., says the -statement by the State
department, not only has refused to
accept any government cable mes
sages without prepayment of tolls,
but also has refused to carry at the
reduced government rate, messages
originating outside of the United
"Obviously,", said - the depart
ment's statement, "the United States
could not be expected to allow the
Western Union Co., an American
corporation, to charge for its mes
sage twice the rate charged, for ex
ample, the British government, nor
to accede to a requirement that the
ordinary practice of business with
respect to periodical settlement of
accounts, shall be set aside in deal
ings with our government"
10 Miners Released
From Burning Mine
Earlington, Ky., i Nov. 17. Ten
miners were rescued today from the
burning Arnold coal mine near here.
Bodies of five others were recov
ered. One other person, trapped in
the mine, was still tnissing. i
1 he rescue, effected bv tunnehnsr
around the fire, which had shut off
the single entry of the mite, came
20 hours after the flames broke out.
Tl- l ,?. .
xnc mrec wniie miners . among
the 16 entombed are amonar the
dead, all of the rescUedbeing ne
groes. One negro is missing. ' All
except one of the five known1 dead ,
are survived by widows. '
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Boy Saves Life of Woman
Who Tried to Drown tterself
Chicago, Nov. 17.-Mrs. E. Hamil
ton Lee, wife of a government avia
tor in the mail, service between Chi
cago and Minneapolis was taken to
the psychopathic " laboratory today
following four attempts to destroy
her own life yesterday. She would
have succeeded but for the efforts of
Edward Agnew, an 11-year-old boy,
who clung to her skirts as the waves
were washing her out into the lake.
The hoy hung on desperately, de-J
spue ner enoris to Deal mm ott, un
til a park policeman arrived and
placed her under arrest.
Mrs. Lee said her husband has
been niggardly in his allowance and
she has been making a losing strug-
fle to'support herself and small son.
he and her husband have been sep
arated for some time. She made
four attempts to drown" herself in
the lake at the foot of Oak street,
but three times the high waves threw
her back upon the beach. The fourth
attempt would have been successful
but for the Agnew boy.
Wholesale Price of Rolled
Oats Reduced 17 Per Cent
Chicago, Nov. 17. A 17 per cent
reduction in the wholesale price of
rolled oats was announced by the
Armour Grain company. ' Officials
paid 20-ounce packages which have
been retailing at 18 or 19 cents
ihoulI sell in a few jwecks at 15
to 16" cents
tCoprriht: 1920: By ThaChlncoTrlbuna.
ImnJtd thU n wily mnd, emlmly, bat
caught thit on thrm was terrific excitement.
Pays Wife $100,000
To Obtain Divorce
Mrs. Crane's Suit Settled for
Lump Sum; Woman Gets
' " Custody of Child.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
i Chicago, Nov. 17. In considera
tion of 100,000 paid in cash in one
jump sum, and custody of her child,
Mrs. EVida Piza Crane agreed to
drop her separate maintenance suit
against Herbert P. Crane, millionaire
ot at., Uiarles, 111. This unexpected
agreement Was announced -in Gene
va, 111:; where the trial was in prog
ress. It was hinted yesterday that
Crane had offered $75,000, with cer
tain stipulations and said tha was
absolutely the highest figure. Mrs.
Crane field out for $100,000 with no
restrictions and g it; The only
concession on her yart0 a pledge to
get an absolute divcrcc,. thus setting
Crane free of her and . ihc child:
Other features of the settlement are:
Crane to pay all expenses of his
son's education if Mrs. Crane- so de
sires, but Crane is to designate the
schools if he pays the bills. '
Mrs. , Crane to drop all claims
against the Crane estate.
Crane to pay all costs of the litiga
tion. Bluffs-Man Convicted
Of Concealing'Goods '
Stolen in Nebraska
A jury in the Council Bluffs dis
trict court, after, being out from 11
until 5 yesterday, returned a verdict
of guHty against" William Holmes,'
on trial in connection with the rob
bery of the Winters Bros.' store at
Valparaiso, Neb. f -
Holmes was indicted on the charge
of conveying and concealing stolen
property and was captured by local 1
police when they raided the D. A.
Moore flats, 309 West Broadway,
on the morning of October, 13, fol
lowing the robbery on the previous
evening. ' Three suitcases of silks
and other loot stolen from the store,
concealed on 1he roof of the ,Moore
place, were recovered. Moore was
jointly indipted with Holmes, but
remanded a, separate trial. County
Attorney C E. Swansbn , said last
evening that he -probably would not
try Moore until the January term.
Holmes will get an indeterminate
sentence of five years In the Fort
Madison penitentiary. ......
I Petroleum Institute to
Discuss Supply at Meeting
Washington. . .Nov. . 16. The
world's oil -supply particularly the
situation in .Mexico and in the Near
East, . will be discussed during the
three-day annual . meeting of the
American petroleum institute which
began here today. General sessions
will be held each afternoon and eve
ning, ; supplemented by morning
Discussion at today's first general
session centered on -'the world pe
troleum problem." W. C. Teagle,
president of the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey, and George
Otis Smith, director of the geologi
cal survey, were among those, to
.speak. . - v .
- It is expected, that considerable
attention will be focused on the
British-French , agreement dealing
with the control and development
of oil fields in the Near East.
Poles Concentrating" Army
' In Upper Silesia. Is Report
Berlin. Nov. 17. Confidential re
ports that the Poles are concentrat
ing larg$ masses of troops near the
frontier of Upper Silesia have been
received by the German government,
says the Lokal Anseiger. The at
tention of France. Great Britain and
Italy has been called - to the situa
tion, the newspaper declar'
Labor Leader Is
Indicted in New
York Trust Probe
Grand Jury - Returns Three
Bills .Against President of.
: Building Trades, Council; .
I Bail Fixed at $100,000.
New York .Nav, 17. The joint
legislative' committee's investigation
intq the "building trust" resulted to
day in' the' indictment of Robert P.
Brindcll, president of the Building
Trades Council--one of the highest
paid labor leaders in the 'United
States on charges of attempting to
extort money from contractors by
threats cf calling strikes. '
calling strikes. '
against Brindell, Special Assistant
District Attorney Richter declared
in-appealing to the court to place the
labor leader under heavy bail; will
aggregate $1,000,000. '
After pleading not guilty Brindell
was held prisoner in the criminal
courts building for more than an
hour, until his counsel could obtain
$100,000 bail. He was given nine
days in which to amend or change
his plea or make necessary motions.
- ""TirNi Courts, i
The indictment, the second re
turned by the grand jury handling
cases growing out of the legislative
investigation, contained three counts.
In it Brindell was charged specific
ally with attempting to extort $7,
500, ' from Jacob Fradus, a house
wrecker, by threatening to call a
strike on a demolition job unless
the money was paid him.
Vigorous I protest was made to
Judge Mulqueen in the general ses
sion court by Martin W. Littleton,
counsel for Brinde!, against the
heavy bail. - He said it was exor
bitant, adding that "despite the con
ipicuaous news lines and disclosures
made before the Lockwood com
mittee thef-defendant has, evinced no
intention ot fleeing the jurisdiction
ot the court.
Because he refused ' "to produce
$25,000" for Brindell, Fradus, upon
whose testimony the labor leader
was indicted, testified before the
committee on October 28, that he
"had been bankrupted and put out
of business" by Brindell. ;
: Later he said he . gave Brindell
(Tors to' Pace Two, Column Six.)
Former Iowa Woman Killed
When Train Strikes Auto
Reno, Nev.. Nov. 17. Mrs. Harry
Treat of Chicago was instantly
killed at Sparks- when an automo
bile in which she and her husband
were en route home was struck by
an eastbound Southern Pacific pas
senger train. Mrs. Treat's skull was
fractured. Treat was seriously in
jured .and is in a Reno hospital.
Their automobile was demolished.
Mrs. Treat was 25 years old and a
native of Dubuque, la.
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' 8HlirrV Bulletin.
Protect shipment during the nest
tn Si hours from lirnDrature as
directions afainst Irtcsin
Officers Seek Driver of Auto
mobile as Fourth Man; Loot
Is Property of Federal
Have Clue to "Brains
A third man was arrested yes
terday afternoon in connection with
the bold robbery of the registered
mail car in Council Bluffs Satur
day night on the .Burlington railroad
between the Union Pacific transfer
and the city passenger station.
The arrest of the second man wat
revealed yesterday noon. Federal .
officials now admit the robbery wa!
the largest train holdup ever staged
irt the United States, but are still at
a loss to determine the total loot
Two mail bags alone, of ten stolen,
contained over $1,500,000.
The three ien now held by fed
eral and postoffice officials in con
nection with the robbery are:
Merle Phillips, 20. mail sorter, 2121
Avenue F, Council Bluffs, arrested
Monday morning. After an all
night's questioning,, he confessed to
his share of the robbery.
Arrest Third Man.
FredE. Poffenberger, 19. former
fireman on the Northwestern rail-.
road, 2439 , Sixth . avenue. Council
Bluffs. He was taken into custody
. while eating supper at his home
I Tuesday evening. Like Phillips,
aner a grilling all night, he con
fessed. A man whose name is said
to be Roberts was captured yes
terday afternoon and was taken at
ence to '.he federal building where
he faced the, Poffenberger youth and
Poffenberger and the third man
have been in the officelof Marshal
Fred Shumaker since their arrest,
undergoing the rigil questioning un
der which Phillips and Poffenberger
broke down and confessed.
Phiflips is still in the county jail.
' Confirms Phillips' Story.
Poffenberger virtually confirmed
the stories to which Phillips stuck
after his first confession.
According to the double confes
sion, the story of the robl ery. in
volves four men. .
The arrest of the fourth man is '
expected at any moment. II? is said
to be the diver of the automobile in
which the loot was hauled away.
Phillips continue to deny personal
knowledge 6i the two meen other "'
than himself and Poffenberger.
Poffenberger is supposed to have
arranged for Phillips' share as look
out on the tender' of the engine
while he and Roberts went through
I , . . . . . . ,
onenoerger admitted lie .broke '
m.. r .-. a in me wiiiuuw ui ine car
with his revolver and he and "an
other man," believed by federal 1
agcuts to have been Roberts, went
through the car and opened the side
door. . j
At the" stop the train made for In
dian creek, the 10 pouches were
'The fourth man, for whom officers
(turn to Tage Two,' Colnmn FlTe.)
Join in Search for
( Kansas City Gunmar.
Broken Bow,' Neb.. Nov. 17.
jarge number of private detective:
joined the search for Dennis Ches
ter, who escaped from a train neat
here Monday night while being taken
from Montana to Kansas City to .
answer a charfe of slay in Florence
Barton, wealthy Kansas City society ;
4 Kimball Barton, jr.. brother of the
slain girl, and Harold Wintrrs, her
fiance, arrived here and will assist
the officers in their search. Many
residents of Broken Bow are also at
work on the case, although Sheriff
Talbot of Custer countv pxnmurA
the opinion that Chester left this
vicinity last night on a westbound
-Bloodhounds took up a trail as
far ..as Merna, nine miles from here,
but were forced to abandon it when
they lost the scent.
Chinese Called to Explain
High Cost of Chop Suey
Chicago, Nov. 17. Twelve Chinese
restaurant proprietors were sum
Pioned to the city hall to explain
the high cost of chop suey to the
CDimcil investigating living costs.
' The bewildered Orientals were
greeted with a stream of 60 pointed
questions, which reached to the in
nermost secrets of the Chinese res
AJlerman Max Adamowski, chair
man of the committee, declared 50 1
cents for plain chop suey and $1.25
for chicken chop suey, were too high.
Warsaw, Nov. 17. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The Ukrainians have
evacuated Kiev and other towns thev
had occupied and are fleeing defeated
before the new Russian soviet of
fensive. The bolshevik cavalry has
swept through the Ukrainian lines
a: various points.
Three of General Petlura's di
visions were surrounded by soviet
troops when the Ukrainian left wing
broke because of bad communica
Former Premier of (Greece
Has Formed New Cabinet
Athens, Nov. 16. George Rhallis,
former premier, has succeeded it;
terming a cabinet to succeed the
Venizelos government, defeated in
.undayV elections, and the new min-
itry will be sworn in Wednesday,
it was announced today.
M. Rhallis is 80 years old.
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