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VOL. 50 NO. 133.
National Union Sends Ont
Call for Producers Tieup
to Combat Falling Prices
" Is Form of Retaliation
By Th Aeaoclated Freea.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 18. A nation-wide
producers' strike to com
bat the falling; prices 6f farm prod
ucts was urged in a call seat out to
day by the National Farmers' union
to its local unions throughout the
The calkin the form of a resolu
tion adopted at the national conven
tion of the organization here, went
forward to secretaries of local
branches of the organization, which
represent producers of grain, cot
ton, wool and live stock, said to
number 800.000. ,
Is Retaliation Measure.
The proposed strike was urged in
retaliation for what the convention
yonsidered abnormal deflation in
prices of farm products, through
which, it was asserted. American
farmers have been robbed of $1,000,
000,000 in reduced value of products
now on hand. All farmers were
urged to hold this year's production
frpm the markcts until "profit mak
ing levels'! were restored.
Reduction of production in the fu
ture was threatened in another reso
lution, "unless - the-prices of our
products are fairly readjusted."
Conference Is Called.
A conference of representatives of
all farmers' , organizations of the
country was .called to meet in St.
Louis December 16 to consider the
creation of a national farm market
ing board. .,
The resolutions were adopted in
executive session last evening after
considerable discussion, officials said.
Concerning the St. Louis meeting
to create a national farm marketing
board, Charles S. Barrett of Union
City, Ga who was elected president
of the union for the 15th consecutive
time, said todav: f '
Find Market Plan.
"The purpose of the meeting is
not to form or create a corner, but
to find a reasonable, rational way to
market our products. The urban
population should welcome such a
step, as it is the instability of the
market that has- caused inflated
prices for them and deflated prices
for the producer." ,
Other resolutions adopted at the
Afculive session officials- said to
day, included .one 'urging strict en
forcement of the immigration lawsf
and deportation of aliens seeking to
overthrow the government. .,
Legislation for the recall of
United States senators and repre
sentatives also was urged. -
The meeting here will conludc late
"today. ' , ' ,
Waif Made Happy
By Pair of Shoes
... , . 1
Warm Footwear Provided by
The Bee Fund Gladdens
Heart of Widow's Quid.
"I'm sure happy now I" exclaimed
a little 8-year-old waif, daughter of
a widowed mother, living in a hovel
on the river bottom, as she was
fitted with a pair of stout, warrri
shoes provided by funds contributed
to The Bee's Free Shoe fund, Wed
Someone has the credit ot supply
ing that child with a necessity for
health and comfort that will last her
all winter. .
i If you can help in this very neces
sary work, send or bring what you
would like to give to The Bee office.
There" are many children now in
line for shoes.
Frevlciuly repotted ;.$lIjJ.JO
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A friend J-"
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Girl-Wife Held for Bank
Robbery on Way to Colorado
Oklahoma, City ,.Nov. , 18.
Authorities of the government and
of .Colorado left Oklahoma City for
Cofttrado with Josie Clinton, 17, girl
wife, held in connection with an al
leged bank robbery Bear Colorado
Springs. A car held here by police
jn connection with the case was re
turned to the girl by court order. J.
,W. Starling, thought by authorities
to be a member of a bandthat has
robbed ten eastern Colorado banks
in the last six months, is being held
here in connection with the Clinton
'' case. . . -
Armenians Refuse Mandate
To Establish Red Reign
Constantinople. Nov. 18. (By The
Associated Press.) Armenia has re
jected the ultimatum presented Dy
the Turkish nationalists demanding
that the Armenians establish a soviet
government under Turkish protec
C The Armenians declare that ac
rentancef the conditions would be
equivalent to the loss of Armenia's
Nationalists of Turkey
Hold Treaty Invalid) state commissioner of education and
Constantinople. Nov. 18.-Turkish 'president of the unversity of the state
nationalists consider the treaty be
twee"n Turkey and the allied nations
invalid and have designated soviet
Russia as the "warden of the Orient,"
..declares Tafaat Pasha, former Turk-
-a K rrrnn viTir in an n rviuf nnh.
LOia mt mi v a. i a, i itvi v a, r uv
lished in an Anatolian newspaper.
He asserts the Pan-Islamic move
ment is directed against the "imper
ialist oppressors of Moslem? '
tutor awMf-CUw Matter
0ah P. o. Uar Ad (I
One Attack of Flue
Makes One Immune
Paris. Nov. 18. Proof tV1
one once having had infl ,yiI
immune from future attarl,, , -...c qf H'-V1 -4 mi n
been provided the Academy &M-ty iW-il rP U 4-4-cine
by Prof. C Dopter, hviWct f 1 W g 1 I I HPTl
Cialist at Val De r,rr. hnanital lYJLClAX J J-XVyJ-l-
The discovery was made by in
oculating a volunteer patient with
microbes of la grippe during the
epidemic of 1918-19. A severe case
was the result. A few weeks later
the patient was again inoculated in
the same way but this time his sys
tem successfully withstood the test
and be was not ill.
Since then the exnerhnent has
been made in a number of cases
always with the same result. Dr.
Dopter believes that after an attack
of influenza the system is so inocu
lated with millions of dead germs as
to prevent the introduction of live
Other eminent doctors including?
Dujarrie, Riviera, Cunha, Fonseca
and Magalhes indorse the statement
that influenza of the type prevailing
during and immediately after the
great war is a disease one cannnot
Selection of Six Vice Presi
dents to Comprise Execu
tive Committee of Assem- .
bly Also Scheduled.
Geneva, Nov.' 18. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The report of the
council of the league of nations was
again before the assembly of the
league for consideration at today's
session, as was the election of six
vice presidents,' who,' with the chair
men of the assembly's six commis
sions, will comprise the bureau, or
executive committee, of that body.
There was the possibility of an ex
tended debate ranging over the entire
Scope of the league s activities
The secretariat . of the assembly
was notified today that Prince Arfa-
Ed-Dowleh, head of .the f ersian del
egation to the assembly, had met
with a thrilling adventure, with a
tragic end for his secretary, while
the delegation was on its way to Ge
neva from Teheran, the Persian capi
tal. , . ' . i -
Between Ispahan and Shiraz. the
prince was . captured by a robber
band. The robbers seized the
prince's papers and killed his secre
tary. The prince made his escape
and the authorities - eventually cap
tured ; the lband, and restored the
papers. Tin prince - sent word that
he hoped to arrive in Genera short
ly. - . ....
. There waS animated comment on
yesterday's committee elections,' in
which the Latin countries captured
nine out of the total of 12 chair
men and vice chairmen.
Early in the session today, on mo
tion of Tonjasso Tittoni, of Italy,
Giuseppe Mbtta, president or the
Swiss confederation, was elected
honorary president of the first as
sembly of the league.
Voting for six. vice presidents of
the assembly then began. Baron
Hayashi asked the delegates to vote'
for Viscount Ishii, Japanese ambas
sador to France, as Japan's candi
date for vice presidency.
. For Alleged Abuse
Of American Indians
St. Louis, Nov. 18. The govern
ment was arraigned for its alleged
mistreatment of Indians in resolu
tions introduced in the resolutions
committee in the Society of Amer
ican Indians in session here. i
The resolution recommended that
Indians be placed under the laws oi
thrir respective states "and thereby
give them the opportunity, to fol
low their peaceful pursit., unham
pered and unrestricted by the most
malignant and un-American sys
tem of supervision of the Indian bu
reau," . . '
The resolutions state that the
"continuation of the Indian office
spells for the American Indian, mis
ery, misrule and. cruel oppression,"
and that a "calm, unbiased and non
partisan survey of actual conditions
on the reservations under the past
government policy arfd administra
tion results in disclosures-and revel
ations of the' most shocking nature,
full of pathos and sad tragedy, in
justice and inhumanity."
In Hands of Receiver
Aberdeen,' S. D., Nov. 18. The
Northwest Square Deal Nonparti
san league daily newspaper here,
went into the hands of a receiver.
A petition filed in circuit court on
Tuesday by stockholders states that
farmers of this vicinity invested
$51,585.52 in cash and notes to sup
port of the paper since January of
this vear. In addition, a mortgage
of $6,000 against the real estate of
the newspaper and a running indebt
edness of $1,500 monthly is said to
have been incurred by the publica
tion. The mortgaged plant is the
'sole asset of the firm, stockholders
-v : ,
-New York Commissioner
Of Education Resigns
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 18. Dr. John
of New York tp the board of re
gents. He wUl enter "an important
advisory and editorial positon," with
the New York' Times.
Lights for Ord.
Ord. Neb.. Nov. 18. (Special.)
Ord is installing nearly 100 beauti
ful electroliers around the square and
on the extending busincjj streets. '
The 0m aha; Daily Bee
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Younger Brother of Merl
Phillips, Who Surrenders,
Third One of Gang to
Chauffeur Now Sought
A fourth man, whose name the
officials refuse to divulge, suspected
of complicity in the mail robbery at
Council Bluffs Saturday night, was
arrested late yesterday afternoon and
is under investigation at the Feder
al building in Council Bluffs. The
man was brought to the Federal
building about 7 with a bed comfort
and leather bag, both- filled" with
something which may turn out to be
loot from the rifled mail pouches,
according to agents.
The raid in which the man was
taken was made by a United States
marshal assisted by city police. '
Postoffice Inspector Coble of
Omaha and Chief of Police Mat
thews of the Burlington system were
called to Council Bluffs immediate
ly following the arrest yesterday af
ternoon. ; A postoffice official, whose name
has not been given out, has been sent
from St. Louis to assume full charge
of the mail robbery investigation,
according to local agents.
Seek Taxicab Driver.
Omaha became yesterday the cen
ter of operation for postal inspectors
and government agents working on
the robbery of mail train No.-8 on
tfie. Burlington railroad near the
Union Pacific transfer station in
Council Bluffs Saturday night.
Following the surrender Wednes
day night and subsequent confession
of Orville Phillips, 17, the third man
arrested in connection with the dar
ing robbery, the federal officers be
gan this morning to devote their ef
forts yesterday in pursuit of an
Omaha taxicab driver, who is be-
lieved to have been the fourth man
involved. - . , ' 1
- This man, according to confes-1
sions of the three men now in cus
tody, was. the driver of the aiitomo-
. bile in which it was planned to es
cape with the loot. He is believed
to be in Omaha aud iij possession
ot four of the 10 sacks of registered
mail which were stolen.
Brother of Suspect. 1
Orville Phillips, younger (brother
of Merl Phillips, surendcred of . his
own will Wednesday night. His con-1
fession was made to J. Hess, Coun-'
eO luffs aflprneywho. was retained i
hyL Orville fs tmsttiV:
Hess refused to make public the
confession. His oonfession, - how
ever, led to the recovery" of five' more
of the' stolen registered mail sacks,
but atl were empty. .
' The purpose of Orvilfe's sunren
oet was to save his brother, Merl,
who was :he first man to be takeit
V'o custody -by federal operatives.
Absolve His Brother.
Orville in' his confession made,
every effort to absolve his brother
from blame. He declared Merl in
his variegated statements to officers
and others who questioned him were
made ' solely to protect Orville.
Orville declared Merliad nothiffg
to do with the actual robbery and,
(Torn to Pace Two, Coloma Four.)
West Virginia State
filled in Gun Battle
Charleston, W.; V., Nov. ' 18AA
state trooper. and a miner were
killed .tonight in a gun fight in the
Mingo county coal strike-region, ac
cording to a report given out here by
the state department of public, safety.
Col. Jackson Arnold, commander
of the state police, who issued the
report, said his advkej were, that
Emest L. Ripley, of Huntington, a
trooper.'is the dead officer and that
the other, man slain was a union
leader named Hatfield. -
State troopers were sent into the
strike zon several weeks ago to re
lieve United States soldiers who
were withdrawn. The federal troops
were called into the region-by Gov
ernor John J. Cornwall, after num
erous shooting affrays and .disorders
had occurred. While the regular
army men were in the field -the sit
uation was quiet but since they de
parted a number of attacks sdirected
upon coal properties, haVe occurred.
Johnson- Completes Probe
Of Ellis Island Conditions
New York, Nov. .-"-Representative
Johnson of the house commit
tee on immigration completed-lhat
body's investigation of conditions at
Ellis Island and followed other mem
bers of the committee to Washing
ton, where he said a meeting would
be held immediately to frame legisla
tion for improvement of, the immi
gration service. ' '
Mr. John sou spent the day in con
ference with C&missioner Wallis and
other 'officials. Me said he was ob
taining information from records of
cases in which , aliens had been ad
mitted under bond by the secretary
of labor, after they had been ordered
excluded by special boards of in
President Wilson Better
Since Natioanl Election
Washington. D. C. Nov. 18.
President Wilson's health was said,
by White House officials, to have
shown improvement since the elec
tion and the consequent removal of
the anxiety shown oy the president
ever the decision of the electorate,
Despite the cold weather, Mr. Wil
son spends some time each day on
the south portico of the White
House. - He also is devoting much
time to public business and to the
preparation 'of his aunual message
to congrcsf - ;
omaa, Friday; (November i9,v 1920.
Omaha Leads Cities
v In Price Decreases
In Month of October
Washington, Nov. 18. A decrease
of 3 per cent in retail food prices
in October throughout the United
States was noted in statistics on the
cost of 22 articles of food, made
public by the Department of Labor.
Greatest decreases were in prices
of sugar, 24 per cent, and potatoes,
i per cent. The price of eggs in
creased 14 per cent.
The average family expenditure
for the 22 articles of food decreased
in all of the 51 cities from which
monthly prices were tabulated ex
cept Houston, Tex., where there was
an ' increase of approximately five
tenths of 1 per cent.
The greatest decrease, 6 per cent,
was in Omaha and St. Paul. Id
Minneapolis, Portland, Ore., and
Seattle, the decrease was 5 per cent;
in Chicago, Denver, Portland, Me.,
and San Francisco, 4 per cent;
Atlanta, Kansas City, Los Angeles
and Washington, 3 per cent; in
Butte, Dallas, Salt Lake City and
New York, 1 per cent
I Cause of Big Loss
Failure to Utilize Bulk Oil
Carriers Cost U. S. $3,000,
000 in One Month, Wit-'
V . - ness Says.
New York, Nov. 18. Failure of
the tank steamer department of the
United States -shipping board to
utilize its fleet of bulk oil carriers
for the needs of shipping board ves
sels, caused a loss to the government
of $3,000,000 in one month, Martin
J. Gillen testified before the Walsh
congressional committee inquiring
into the shipping board transactions.
Gilleu was special assistant to former
Chairman John Barton Payne last
May when, he said, the alleged dere
The tank steamer department had
54 vessels, he added. Of these, 20
were in the hands of private opera
tors. It was discovered on MaV 26
last, that the 54 vessels were tied
up at southern ports for lack of fuel
oil, and in addition, 40 per cent of
me operators were buying oil on the
open market tor $4 to $6 a barrel.
At the same time he added, "60 per
cent of the oil we were carrying in
our ships was furnished at $2.07 a
.! Voley Relieved.
Gillen further testified i that this
condition of affairs was disclosed
through complaints of two operators.
Captain Paul Foley was then head of
the tank steamer department, he
said, and "it wa ascertained he did
not know -that shin were ccoKtieHed
Ao buy oil ..at a, higher priceJian
couia nave Deen ' lunush.ed by-the
board. . ; Captain roley, he added,
waq Aaitl iCHCVtlu Ut ilia) UUC1C9 .83
head of the tank steamer department.
X In response to a question by Con
gressman Kellcy, omen said foley
was now director of operation of th$
board's entire fleet of more than
1,100 ships, including the tankers.
Chart Shows Operations.
A chart that was made of the tank
steamer operations, Gilleh testified,
showed that 33 were in government
service - and others in semi-private
and official work. Some were op
erated for the benefit of public utili
ties and some in the service of sup
plying oil for shipping boardfuel
stations abroad. Among the opera
tors, he named the Standard Oil
companies of News York id, Cali
fornia, the Vacuum Oil company,
Atlantic Refining , company, Ameri
can Fuel Transportation company,
Island Oil company, the France and
Canadian Steamshrp company and
others. y '
He added that last May this coun
try, as well as the entire world, was
short of tankers. On the open
market such ships were being char
tered t from . $15 to $22 a dead
weight ton, he said. The shipping"
board was leasing its tankers, he
added, to private companies at from
$6.15 to $6.50 a trw, - ' -..".
The tankers were described s
"the only floating property this
government then owned on .which
a profit could have been madevV
The witness declared notne in
the entire division of operations
knew that such a large percentage
of our ships were buying oij in the
open market at advanced prices be
cause the operating division did not
know what one of its chief depart
mpnta was doins'
Jap Exclusion Leagues
Planned in Western States
Sacramento, CaL, Nov. 18. Nego
tiations are under' way for the or
ganization of Japanese exclusion
leagues in all western states and for
a conference to-be neld in aan
Francisco when the organization is
compete. State Controller John S-
Chambers, chairman of the executive
COmmiliee OI me Japanese t-ALiusiuii
leasrue of California, announced
here. Chambers said he has taken
up the matter wjth officials of Idaho.
Montana, Utah. Colorado, Nevada,
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Ore
gon and Washington. Replies thus
far received, he declared, were en
.Air Mail Pilot Makes Reno'
To Salt Lake Nonstop Flighl
Salt Lake Citv. Nov. 18.-A n6n
stop flight by airplane from Reno,
Nev., to Salt Lake, said by local
air mail authorities to be the first
on record, was made by Pilot K. R.
linger of the air mail service. Pilot
Unercr hooped off from Reno with
mail at 9:58 o'clock, Pacific time,
and landed at Salt Lake at 2.22,
mountain time, " covering the 437
miles in 3 hours and 24 minutes.
Ex-Governor Fort Dies.
South Orange, N. J., Nov. 18. J.
Franklin rort, 68, formerly gover
nor of New-Jersey, died today. Mr,
Fort resigned a year ago from the
foderal trade commission to which
he waappointcd by President Wll-
soryf ic served. as governor ot cw
Jtrr jtroui iyua to mi.
Mrs. Leflang Is
Given $250 Month
Wife Obtains Decree of Sep
arate Maintenance and Cus
tody of Son; Refuses to
Comment on Decision. -
Separate maintenance and $250
month alimonv were' granted Mrsi
Caroline J. Leflang, wife of Arthur
C. Leflang; by District Judge Sears
yesterday afternoon. , 1 '
The custody of Chester, 16-year-old
son of the Leflangs, was given'
the mother, who is to receive an ad
ditional allowance of $50 a month
vhen the son is with her.
I? Chester is sent away to schbol
Mrs. Leflang will pay one-third of
his expenses, and Mrs. Leflang the
oher two-thirds. .
Husband and Wife. Anxious. '
Mr. and Mrs. Leflang and their
attorneys filed quietly into the court-
-foom at 1:30 to hear the decision.
There was an expectant silence in
the courtroom as Judge Sears took
his seat. The faces of. boAh Leflangs
were drawn with anxiety as they
"It seems we have to make a de
cision in this ase," began Judge
Sears. I have reached a decision
and,.1 although I am , not entirely
pleased with it, it is a decision."
Judge Sears, then stated his deci
sion. He allowed Mrs. Leflang's
attorneys $2,000 in fees and urged"
that the Leflangs agree on sonic
school for Chester. ' - .
Leflang Satisfied With Decision.
There was a short argument
among attorneys regarding settling
of fees. Leflang stood at the door
of the court house as his wife pasted
out. He looked at her, but she did
net return the glance.
"I wanted separate maintenance,"
was Mrs. Leflang's only reply when
asked if she was satisficld with the
decision. She refused to state
whether or not she could "get along"
on $250 month and what she
thought of sending Chester away
to school. 1 ' ' i
"I am satisfied with the. deci
sion," said Mr. Leflang. "The mat?
ter is ended."
Peak of Prices Reached
In Canned Goods Market
Chicago, Nov. 18. Prices of can
ned goods will be no higher and
may be somewhat lower in the com
ing months, according to W. J.
Sears of Chillicothe, O. president of
the National Canners' association.
"We are hopeful of making prices
lower," Mr. Sears said. "Canned
goods have advanced less than any
other staple and prices aje . just
about as low as Aey can be. The
present decline in the prices of can
ned goods is due to financiak con
ditions.not to any over-production.
We don't know what materials will
cost in ' the coming year, but we
don't expect them to go higher and
they may be somewhat lower."
Colbjr to Sail for Soutn
America Next Saturday
Boston, Nov. 18. Orders were re
ceived directing the battleship
Florida, now at the navy yard, to
proceed to Hampton' Roads to take
on Secretary of State Colby and the
party of 16, who will accompany
him on his South American trip. The
Florida will leave here Saturday.
Watchman Kills Self.
Hastings, Neb., Nov. J 8. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Hiram Clark. k for
many years night watchman in a
store.'conimitteed suicide by shoot
ing, in his home here, Failing hea'Mi
ia believed to have, been the cause,
By Mall (I yaar). tail 4th Zone. Dalit ana tuna1, l: Oan Oalr. $5; Sua da j, M
OvUltfe 4th Iom (I year). Dally aae 8uaay. IK; Dally Only. U; Sunday Oily. IS
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Given Premier of
Italy by Deputies
" - . a
Heated Debate, During Which
Political Record of Giolitti
Is Attacked Precedes Tak-J
ing of Favorable Action
Rome. Nov. 18. Heated debate,
f during which Premier Giolitti de
fended his political record and the
policies of his government, preceded
the vote of confidence given the cab-
'. ' .I.J -I 1 f T
inei in, me vnanioer- or i-epuiies
Wednesday. A. socialist member
censuring the government's internal
policy was defeated, 202 to 83.
Socialist deputies violently accused
the premier of being a reactionary
and a supporter of the nationalist
followers of Captain Gabriele d'An
nunzro in their opposition to llhe so
cialists. The premier answered that
his entire past was a protest against
such an accusation. , ,
In 1893, he continued. "I refused
to dissolve the Sicilian unions,, which
were the first serious socialist man
ifestations' in Italy, and in 190!, when
I proclaimed the liberty to strike, all
conservatives considered me a revo
lutionary much more dangerous than
you socialists. Believing in the po
litical, economic and social ascend
ancy of the proletariat, I granted
universal suffrage even before the
socialists asked for it. You, your
selves, do not believe I .am a reac
tionary." " .
He enumerated Ms fiscal meas
ures, none of which,' he asserted,
placed a burden upon workers, but
were directed at the very wealthy
people of Italy.
"The profiteers," a -socialist dep
uty interrupted, "already have sent
their money abroad."
"True," replied the premier, "but
they did so before my advent to
five More Convicts
Released by Governor
Lincoln, Nov. 18. (Special.)
Five more prisoner at the state peni
tentiary were paroled today. They
Harold Bush, sentenced from Lan
caster for forgery, Decmber 26,
1919, for from one to 20 years.
J. B. Pence, from Lancaster
county for grand larceny, sentenced
November f, 1919, for one to 10
Edward Shea, from Scottsbluff
for forgery, November 31, 1918, for
One to five years.
Sam Williams, from Lancaster
county for burglary, January 17,
1920, for one to 10 years. i
Ralph Waters, from Nance county
for. auto stealing. February 5, 1920,
for one to 10 years.
There are still three more of the
original number announced for pa
role who will be given their releases
Minister to Stand Trial
For Shooting Man in Raid
Toronto, Out., Nov. 18. Through
a decision announced by Attorney
oenerar Kancy, Kev. J. O. L. Sprack
lin. minister and license inspector
who killed Beverley Trumble during
a raid on Trumble's hotel at Sand
wich, will have to stand trial for
shooting, despite the fact that a 1 cor
oner's jury decided the minister acted
Six Plants Closed.
Charlotte, N.'C.rNov. 18. The six
plants of flie Chadwick-Hoskins
chain of mills, five of which are lo
cated here, closed down for an in
definite period ' .
Fate Pacei in
Hands of Jury
Judge Troup Gives Instruc
tions for Deciding Verdict oil
Mrs. Mike Tierney, Who
Shot Son-in-Law. ,
Fat of Mrs. 1 Mike Tierney,
charged with the murder of her son-in-law,
Ray Dunlap, was placed in
the hands, of a jury at 4:55 yester
day afternoon following lengthy ar
guments by Eugene Q'Sulfivan,
counsel 'for Mrs. Tierney, and Ray
mond Coffey, county attorney.
In instructing the jury District
Judge Troup emphasized that only
inability to distinguish rght trom
wrong would make one legally in
sane and thus not responsible for a
crime committed while unable to
make yiis distinction.
Impulse Unrecognized by Law.
"The law recognizes no form of
uncontrollable impulse," he told the
jury. "The la presumes everyaper
son is sane and it is only when evi
dence of insanity is introduced that
it is the burden of the state to prove
thatJnsanity does not exst."
During his rebuttal to the jury
Coffey referred to the possibility of
O'Sullivan t coaching his witnesses
and char&ed O'Sullivan had arranged
lefents to arouse sympathy among
y.ii- : u. i : j -.
inc juiuis. lie ai&u taiu suess un
the "profaning of Dunlap'si dead
body to secure evidence he was suf
fering from a disease." v
O'Sullivan indignantly asserted it
was a coronet's physician who ex
amined the body and demanded an
apology from Coffey for insinuating
lie coached witnesses.
Judge Trot;p interrupted this con
troversy with his instructions to the
jury. He told jurors that to find
Mrs. Tierney guilty of murder in
the first degree premeditation must
be established. She could be found
guilty of murder in the second de
gree although there was no pre
meditation in her act, he said.
Jamaica Ginger Placed
Under Prohibition Ban
Washington, Nov. 18. Jamaica
ginger came under the prohibition
ban today. Orders issued by Com
missioner Williams of the internal
revenue bureau, effective in 90 days,
classes tincture of ginger, whether
sold as Jamaica ginger, extract of
ginger or by whatever name, as an
alcoholic preparation fit for use for
beverage purposes and subject to
Two Workmen Die When
Scaffold Falls to Ground
Indianapolis, In d., Nov. 18. Fifty
vorkmen engaged in erecting the
steel frame of a three-story building
at the Emmerich Manual Training
"High school here were buried be
neath the mass of steel when the
frame collapsed today while they
were at work. Two persons are
known to have been killed, and 30
vera injured. ;
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to i hours irom tnicrtuira folium:
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All Lgree Civil Processes for
Provisional Republic Virtu
ally at End Under British
Priest Tells of
By Th Aaaoclated Frew. . ,.' '
Washington, Nov. 18. Eye-wit-
ness reports of disturbances in Ire
laud connected with the movement
for Irish independence were given
today at the opening hearings of
the commission of the committee of
100 investigating the Irish question.
Four witnesses, including Dennis
(Morgan, chairman of the town coun
cil of Ihurles, Ireland ana tijree .
Americans who visited Ireland re
centlyJohn F. Martin, Green Bav,
Wis.: Father Michael English.
WhitehallMont., and Father James
H. Cotter, Ironton, O. were heard
by the commission. AH expressed
sympathy for the Irish independence
movement, and told of violent events
which they had seen, and agreed that
civil processes, except of the provis- .
ional Irish, republic, were virtually
at an end under the rule of the
British military forces.
Mr. Morgan said his1 home was
riddled with bullets prior to his ar
rest and deportation to England with- '
out any definite tyiarges being pre
ferred against him. With; 200 othei
Irish republican leaders, he said, he
went on a, hunger strike until they
were released. He also told of
"murders" of Irish citizens by con
stabulary and soldiers, including the
"black and tan" forces. ,
Father English asserted that Brit
ish soldiers had confiscated his
papers. The military authorities de
rided his protests that he was an
American citizen, he said, and he also
told of having witnessed the shoot
ing of an Irishman whose body, he
said, was beaten into unrecognizable
Father Cotter, a Catholic editor,
told of the killing of a Gahvay civ
ilian by a British soldier, vitliout '
cause, he said. The soldier, he said,
was seized by another civilian aid
reprisals against the town followed
an hour later. "Soldiers shot up the
streets for several hours," he said.
The aged priest added that he lay
for an hour and a half under a win
dowledge of his hotel to escape the
flvincr bullets. The military, he add
er,' later set fire to. two housed aid
fired into a Galway newspaper plant
whose management was friendly to
the. republican movement. . .
" r Sentiment Strong.
Father Cotter and Mr. Martin, a
Knights of Columbus officiaj. stated
that sentiment in Ireland, as they
found it, was virtually unariimous
'Sympathies of every one I met,
Catholic and Protestant, were for
the republicans," said Father Cot
ter. The belief that religious prej
udice or differences were involved in
Ireland was unfounded,- he added, v
"There was absolute unanimity of
opinion for homerule,"Mr. Martyr,
said. All witnesses said that civil
court procedure was suspended in
Ireland, coroners inquests prohibited
by the' British government and that
the only authority exercised except
for the British military forces, was
that of the Irish republicans.
About 600 soldiers and 400 police
oca ri .J.-,,-, kA j.tnet.ntlu in T im.pli.1.
URevi Mr. English said. Military raids' '
through Penniwill, a Limerick dis
trict, were so frequent, he said, that
it had been named the "Penniwill sec
tor." He told of a fire started by
hand grenades or incendiaries, which
injured 200 houses in the Penniwill
district and said he saw many marks
of bullets and bombs. '
Stolen From Parcel
v Post Car in Iowa t
.. Council Bluffs, la., Nov. 18. Two
parcel post sacks were rifled ,and
valuable packages stolen from - a
storage car on Rock Island train No.
7, which reached Council Bluffs last
Soon after the train reached liere
a mysterious telephone call was re
ceived at the mail transfer station,
telling of the robbery.
The car had been entered this side v
of Chicago and the thief evidently
fescaped by the skylight as both
doors ot the car had been securely
locked from the inside.
ect Given as Reason
For Death of Twins
Cplumbus. O., Nov. 18. Lack o
nourishment and neglect were sai
today to have been the probabh
causes of the deaths last week of th
twin sons of Mrs; Vida Sweat ol
Vincentown," N. J., whom police held '
here since Saturday for investigation.
Mrs. Sweat was released here to-
The body of Jame. the second
child, who died Saturday on a train
near Steubenville. O.. was buried
here today and Mrs. Sweat left.foi
Camp Travis. Tex.
Sacramento Woman, 107,
Dies Suddenly at Her Home
Sacramento, NoV. 18-Mrs. Ra
faella Henderson, aged 107 years,
died here yesterday. She was a na
tive of Mexico and the widow of one
of the earliest English-speaking pio
neers of California. GramlrhiMren
Avere her nearest surviving relatives.
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Poland Given Mandate to ,
Carry Out Danzig Decree
Berne, Switzerland, Nov. 18. De
cision ' has been reached hv the
league of nations to entrust Poland
with a mandate to carry out the
military defense of Danzig, accord
ing to information received by the
Swiss .Telegraph asenA
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