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VOL. 50 NO. 137.
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ad Dies
On Coast
Casper Ef. Yost, 79, Dies at
Loug Beach From Failing
Health Following ' Last
Apoplectic Stroke.
Pioneer in Business Here
Casper E. Yost, 79. chairman of
the board of directors of the Ne-
- braska, Iowa and Northwestern tele
phone companies, died at 10.40 Mon
day night .at Long Beach, Cal.
His death is the result of a grad-
; Hal failure of health, starting last
June, when lie suffered t a slight
stroke of apoplexy at Notth Star
camp, SO miles ''north of Brainerd,
Minn. He left for California last
H Tuesday, accompanied by u nurse.
v The. nurse .reported to his daughter
'.and closest surviving relative. Mrs.
Cl.arlcs Offutt,"140 vNarth Thlr.ty
fiftlu thai he - was failing rapidly
when the train reached Salt Lake
City. Mr. Offutt Jeft Omaha Sun
flay and r was expected to arjivc at
Long Bch yesterday. ';, v y. .'
I Came1 Here ia 1B64.T :"
Mr. Yost was born in Waterloo,
N. : Y:, .October 9A J841; ; and soim
thereafter his parents moved to
( Ypsilantv'Mich. v There he attended
the public schools and later entered
Michigan state university. He spent
two years in the literary department
slid jthen decided to take up law.
Entering the law department, he
graduated in the spring of 1863 and
the fallowing year came west to lo
cate in Omaha. .
For a short time after coming "to
s Omaha Mr. Yost practiced law, but
business attracted his attention and
he abandoned the profession1. In
March, 1865, by President Abraham
Lincoln. Mr. Yost was appointed
United States marshal for' what, was
then the territory of Nebraska -and
two years later he was reappointed.
' He was the first marshal of the
state qf Nebraska.
Named Postmaster Here.
In 1872 Mr. Yost was. appointed
. postmaster . for Omaha, served, one
term and in 1877 was reappointed
by President U.'.S. Grant, holding
the office another four years. In
1875, Mr. Yost became a part owner
in the Omaha Republican, one of,
the early daily papers of Nebraska.
He was elected business manager
hnd continued as such for Jl years.
In 1884 he was elected chairman of
the republican state central com
mittee. Until he entered the tele-,
phone business, he was one of the
party leaders in the state though
be never sought office. -
Whie postmaster here Mr.. Yost
lecamc acquainted with the late
Theodore Vail, , president of . the
American Telephone and Telegraph
company, who,, at. the time, was a
tttrn to p,t Two' folnniB On.)
Children Gleeful
As They Get Shoes
Dancing' Eyes Greet Warm
Footwear Bought From The
. Bee' Shoe Fund. '
. k '' ..'.''.'
It you could see the dancing eyes
oi little girls and boys when . they
have been fitted with a pair of stout,
plain shoes with money from this
fund,, you would be delighted with
the use to. Which your contribution, is
put. - x v . ;
These 'little waifs endure home
hardships that you can't imagine.
And new shoes are an event in their
lives. They are dire necessities, too,
in order that the health of tWese
children of poverty may be projected
in winter's biting cold.
Send Or bring a gift for the fund
to TW Bee. if you can.
Previously reported ...
Oscar Kayger. Bellevue, Neb......
K and A. f
iieorge W. Lee ,
.. .10.00
Tolal '. $224.00
Fix Size aikl Weight
Of Overseas Packages
.Washington, Nov. 25. New lim-
itatious on the weight and size of
Christmas packages for soldiers
stationed in Germany, Porto Rico
- -, and the Panama canal zone, were
.' fixed by the quartermaster general.
Packages for Porto Eico must, not
weigh more than 50 pounds or have a
combined length and girth of more
than 84 inches; packages for Panama
must not exceed 72 niches in length
and girth, and packages for the
army' m Germany must not weigh
more than 25 pounds cr have a com
bined length and girth of more than
84 inches.- . 5 '
t Alliance Man May Be Sent
. i. Back to Nehraska Prison
Alliance, aNeb., Nov. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Torn, Farien,.a young
man who formerly lived here nd
who was, sent to the penitentiary
less than two years ago after con
. viction on a forgery charge, is in the
county jail facing a return to prison
to complete his sentence. He was
. arrested lere today on a charge of
.-grand larceny in connection with
the alleged theft of a $50 overcoat
i atld a $25 hat from a' local rooming
. house.' Countt Attorney Basye has
i ' written the state board of pardons
5 informing them of Farien's "arrest,
and it. is expected that he will be
returned to the penitentiary imme
i diately. , . . i
Farm Bureau Meets. 11
Lexington.1 Neb.; , ' Nov. 23.
"(Special.) A large number of peo
ple attended the county meeting of
the Dawson County 'Farm bureau
held at the courtj house here yester
day afternoon. .Several addresses
were. made and new members were
taken inj,a the organization,
U i
Casper T VcKst-
Chairman Hays
Asks for Funds to
Make Up Deficit
P -4
Republican Leader Sends Out
Appeal for Contributions to'
Meet $1,500,000 Unpaid
Campaign Expenses. ' ;
New, York, Nov. i, An 'appeal
for contributions (to make up a de
ficit of approximately $1,500,000 in
the campaign fund of the republican
national committee was sent out to
night "by VfH H, Hays, its chair
man. ' 1 y ' - . , -
The appeal, Addressed to the "re
publicans of the country 'and all
those who aided them" called atten
tion to the report of the treasurer
tiled yesterday in yashington, point
ing out - that i although . the, buying
power of the dollar, was materially
less than in ..1916, the 1920 campaign'
had actually been conducted at less
expense than theHughes campaign
four years ago; ." ' V
Mr. Hays accompanied his . plea
for further funds' by an expression
of highest praise for the spirit '.of
republicans during the campaign.
More than 50,000 individuals con
tributed about - $2,000,000 to the
fund,, he sail. .' J
Total Cost $3,500,000. v
The" presidential campaign ' this
year cost . approximately $3,500,000,
exclusive of pre-convention expendi
tures, he wrote, leaving a net de
ficit . of "nearly -$1,500,000., This he
declared, might be. promptly made
up by popular . subscription v" . in
amounts les.s thaii thf $1,000 limit
set during the campaign.
"It was apparent some weeks be
fore the election that the $1,000 cam
paign would not result in'an amount
equal to our budget,", the statement
continued. "It was not wise to risk
any substantial change in the iplan!
or ,the campaign ana we aia nor
want to raise the limit. It was de
cided then that we would go through
fwith every economy' consistent with
tiuue the raising, of
money until
any deiicit was. met
Of course,, the easiest r way, t0
liquidate this indebtedness would be
to appeal to a" limited number of
generous republicans who could give
subsantial amounts. XTJiis could
have been done before election; it
could be done now, but this policy
I am unwilling to adopt except, as
a very last resort. -
' ' Collection' in Firm Basis,
' "It is my firm belief that the $10
campaign - in the last days of the
1916 campaign- and the $1,000 limit
of 1920 have finally placed popular
collection of political funds on a
permanent and certainly on a most
healthy, basis. We .are all very
anxious that this become an achieved
ffcti .. , . .' ;.
Addressing the editors of repub
lican newspapers, the statement de
clared the (national committee
"would have been ratified, natur
ally, had it been possible to 'raise
to "ise
y tnc4
all the i monev necessary
small gift methods.. This, however,
was hardly to De expeciea .as mis
has been the first real effort in that
direction. ' ,, J
"1 know the method is right,"
Mr. Hays added,' "and I am con
vinced that you and every other
republican want us to distribute the
expense rf campaigning in this man
ner if :t done at all. To
this end we ae 'going to make a
public appeal for funds and in this
effort I want your help. Tha, suc
cess of the appeal will be of in
estimable benefit to future' party fi
nancing and will go far in aiding far
efforts to place the business pol
itics en the highest possible plane."
Contributions, he said, should be
sent to Fred W. Upham, treasurer,
or James G. Blaine, jr., esaterrt
treasorer of the republican national
committee -at the committee's office,
19 West Forty-fourth street, New
York. , ' ' - - : '
Hardingand Patfy Reach
. ' Colon, Panama for Visit
Colon. Panama, Ncv. 23. War
ren G. Harding, president-elect of
the United Starts, arrived at Cristo
bal at 9 o'clock this morning on
board the steamer ' P.-irismina. H-
was 'given a noisy welcome by the
craft in the harbor. Mr. Harding
wen direct to a hotel ' '
I 1 ' '
Commercial Body Seeks
. Change in Train Serv ice
Lexington Neb., Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) A committee.' has bc"en ' appointed-
by the Lexington Chamber
of Commerce to interview officials
pf the Union Pacific . in regard to
train service.:' The proposition-of a
state road from hereyto Eustij waf
alSo discussed. . S " '
Quiet But
Army Busy
j Military Authorities Contin
ued Minute Search of City
Foj Assassin Suspects in
Sunday Riots.
Soldiers Patrol All Roads
11 y "The Asrariatrd Vreu.
Dublin, Nov. 23. All train serv
ices in and out of Dublin were re
sumed this morning, after the city
had passed a quiet night following
Sunday's bloodshed and the raiding
activities of yesterday. The curfew
law was strictly obeyed.
The night, however, did not wit
ness any letup in the work of the
military, who were continuing their
minute search of the city, presum
ably for suspects in connection with
Sunday's assassinations. Before ihe
curfew hour several of the streets
were surrounded by barbed wire
barriers and the soldiers examined
all persons passing.
) Patrols Guard Roads.
Strang military patrols manned
every! bridge and road running out
of the city of Dublin last night.
Even persons holding permits were
not allowed to pass the lines.' Re
ports reaching the center of Dublin
indicated that virtually the whole
military establishment in ' this dis
trict of Ireland was employed in
maintaining this cordon.
Late in the evening the strict
guard placed around the city made
absolute the paralysis of 'traffic m
and out of Dublin, which was be
gun when, orders were issued on
Sunday suspending all railway serv
ice. .
' Soldiers Made Raids. ,'
In the meantime, soldiers were
conducting scores of raids through
out the city, reports reaching news
paper offices showing that all classes
and' types of residences and' other
premises were being searched. The
raids were attended by more than
the usuai amount of incidental
clashes. It seemed certain that
many casualties had marked the
day's activity. '
Crown forces which went to
Croke park on' Sundav afternoon in
an effort to arrest alleged gunmen.
were fired upon by pickets, and as
a result of the resultant fighting, the
crowd inside the park stampeded,
said a statement issued at Dublin
castle late tonight in reference, to
the incident at the park. ' 'f
Shooting Was Arranged.
"It. had been arranged," said the
statement, ''that when the grounds
had ben- surrounded, an -officerr with
a megaphone would announce to the.
crowd the intention of the military
to . search persons in the park for
arms, because it was the belief that
men. associated with the murder of
14 officers Sunday morning were
hiding in the crowd. . , .
An officer was detailed for that
purpose, but before the crown forces
could approach the fietfl they were
fired -upon by pickets. Thus the
whole plan was upset and the crowd
. (Tors' to Page Two, Column FWe.)
Canadian Farmers to
; Get 18-Cent Dividend
Ori 1920 Wheat Crop
Winnipeg. Manitoba, Nov. 23.
A final dividend of 18 cents a bushel
will be paid to farmers by the Ca
nadian wheat board, according to
announcement made after a recent
audit of the books of the board. The
payment will be made on "partici
pation certificates," the method used
by the Canadian government to re
turn to farmers profit made by the
government on their 1919 wheat
above the guaranteed price.
This payment will bring the 1919
price, based on northern wheat in
storage at Fort William, to $2.63 a
bushel or an average price through
out of the year of $2.50 at points of
shipment in Manitoba, Saskatche
wan and Alberta.
The board has already distribu
ted $38,000,D00 on interim dividends
and payment of the remainder of
$28,000,000, it is expected, will be
completed before the first of the
year. More than $60,000,000 repre
sents the share f farmers in the
prairie provinces. The other $6,000,
00 will go to eastern Canada and
British Columbia.
Heavy Movement of Spuds
Expected From Alliance
Alliance, Neb., Nov. 23. (Special
Telegram.) A heavy movement of
storage potatoes from this section
of the state is expected within the
next two weeks, according to the
headquarters office of the Nebraska
Potato Growers' Co-operative ex
change located here. The season for
the shipment of potatoes not placed
iif storage has passed the high mark
and shipments from now on will be
principally of those in storage. The
demand still exceeds the supply by
several car loads daily. -
Commission Gives Hearing
On Increased Demurrage
Lincoln, Nov. 23. (Spebial.)
Hearing has begun before the state
railway commission on the carriers'
application for an increase in' de
murrage rates. The increase is on
a sliding scale and depending upon
the number of days a car is on the
The carriers of the state are rep
resented by C. A. McGraw general
attorney for the Burlington, and By
ron Clark, attorney for the same
Pleads Guilty to Robbery.
. Wakefield, Neb.. Nov. 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Lauren Seikes, a
Wakefield boy, pleaded guilty to a
robbery near Concord, at his trial
at Ponca last week. v He had been
Out of jail but six weeks when be
was arrested, ,
Disappearance of ,
Whisky Casts fhom
ter--3 .carance of six bottles
of v vtiiwhiskey from the British
embassy during the most brilliant
nail ot the Washington season, last
Friday night, has cast gloom and
an atmosphere of suspicion over the
entire capital. i ," .
Practically all members of Pres
ident Wilson's cabinet were present
including Secretary of State and
Mrs. Colby; Secretary of War and
Airs. Baker; Postmaster General and
Mrs; Burleson; Secretary of ' the
Navy and Mrs. Daniels; Secretary
of Agriculture and Mrs. Meredith;
six associte justices of the United.
States supreme court, , every am
bassador in the city and most -admirals
in the navy and general in the
army, wore also among the guests.
After they had all gone home it
was discovered that the whiskey was
gone also. ' .
Maj. Gen.' G. K.' Bethell, military
attache to the embassy, confirmed
the facts in the mystery. "The whis
ky," he said, "had simply disap
peared and no trace has as yet been
found as to its whereabouts."
EighrHeM on
Report of Bank
Robbery Plots
Three Women in Party Ar
rested by Police Gun's,
Ammunition and Cash Is ;
Seized by Officers.
, I- ,
following reports to police that a
plan was on foot to rob banks in
Omaha, Oakland afid Blair,-Neb.,
eight persons, including three
w-omen, were arrested Monday night
and ordered held in seclusion at
Central police station.
Revolvers, rifles, ammunition and
$1,500 in money were found in their
possession.- ; V
A heavy aguard was maintained at
local . financial instiutions during
the night upon order o Chief of
Detectives Charles Van Deusen.
Those under arresf gave their
names as Mr: and' Mrs. J. J. Bohmer,
II. Kyan, Bessie Ryan, Lucille Wy
alt, Charles C. Stewart, James Mack
tnd James McCarthy.,, -Held
for Inspector.
.Detect've Chief Van Deusen mere
ly states "they are bemg held for in
vestigation." . f .
Postal Inspector W. M. Coble. or
dered police to hold all eight pris
oners until he has investigated them.
It is reported some of those held
are suspected of complicity in the
robbery of a Wisconsin postoffice.
One more person remains to be
arrosted,, Detective. Chief Van Deu
sen stated. The prisoners gave their
addresses as St.-Paul, Minn. ."-;.
Arms Are .Taken.
Throughout the night squads of
detectives left Central police station
.in emergency cars bent on hurry
calls to various parts of the city.
Detectives arrested Mr. and Mr9.
Bohmer, H. Ryan, Bessie Ryan and
Lucille Wyatt at the Flatiron hotel.
In. their possession were found four
revolvers, an ' automatic - rifle and
$1,500 in cash. , (
Held for-Wisconsin.
Authorities in Wisconsin, notified
of the arrsts, requested that they
be held for investigation, according
to Detective Chief Van Deusen.
"The gang was caught in the nick
of time," Chief of . Detectives Van
Deusen declared. '
Bertillon Officers Nielson declares
that H. Ryan and Stewart are ex
convicts, Ryan having been let out
of Stillwater prison but six weeks
ago. Stewart is known ss Chicago
Daly," Van Deusen declare.
j f- f
Ex-Convict Is Killed
In Road House Brawl
In St, Louis County
$t. Louis, Mo., Nov. 23. The man
shot to death early Mpnday at a
road house in St. Louis county was
identified last night as Ben Milner,
30, ex-convict, who was paroled
from the federal penitentiary at
Fort LeavenwbrtH by President
Wilson last September. . "
Milner was killed in a ; revolver
fight, in which two others were
wounded. ' t ,
Milner's death brought the num
ber of crime fatalities irt St. Louis
and vicinity to seven since Saturday'
night. Hundreds of suspects have
been arrested in the last two days.
Motor Firm Incorporated
With Capital of $7,000,000
New York, Nov. 23. The Dupont
Securities Co. was incorporated in
Delaware with an authorized capital
of $7,000,000 of cumulative preferred
stock and 100,000 shares of no par!
value common stocky for the pur
pose of acquiring shares of General
Motors corporation common stoc
from W. C. Duraiit.
: This was announced here by
Pierre S. Dupont following an
nouncement of- the sale of Mr. Du
rants stock yesterday. The officers
and directors of the rew company
are: Mr. Dupont, president; George
H. Gardner, vice president, and John
J. Raskob, secretary-treasurer. '
Women's Organizations
Plan to Obtain New Laws
Washington, Nov. 23. Six na
tional organizations of women
through representatives meeting
here, agreed to organize the wom
en's joint congressional committee
for the purpose of forwarding leg
islative measures in which they are
interested. " Mrs. Maud Wood Park
of the national ' league of women
voters was elected chairman. The
general federation of women's clubs,
the national council of women,
women's trade union league, and the
W. C. T. U.. the congress of moth
ers and parent , teachers' associa
tions, and the national consumers'1
league agreed to the associate
If People Obeyed Only Laws
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-au. excePT This ) "HERE f,7 Beuevr in oeino-
W.C PROHIBITION LAW.f 700 1" I LAW 6l0lN& " m eVrRr" "S
Iin That and I'll. v - J :z&ci.f Jisl ThinO BuT these vem Fnl
property ta law r- M&Jk Tiwst law fmuU t
Clash Between
League Bodies
Now in Prospect
Means of Carrying 1 Out As
sembly's Armenian Help
Resolution Prtives to Be '
Huge Stumbling Block.
Geneva, Kpv. 23. (By The Asso
ciated PressO A clash between the
council and the assembly of the
league of nations on the question of
carrying 'of the assembly's resolution
)f yesterday for intervention in the
Armenian situation loomed , up as a
possibility this forenoon as the as
sembly met for today's session.
, The subject of Armenia was early
to the fore, the chairman announc
ing the makeup of the committee to
examine into the details of the event
ual intervention. The committee
was headed by Lord Robert Cecil
of the Union of South Africa dele
gation, who is a strong proponent
of help for Armenia, and had on
its membership list likewise Rene
Viviani of France, whose eloquent
plea yesterday swept the assembly
into unanimous approval of the reso
lutions for action on the subject.
The other members announced were
Senator Henri La Fontaine of Bel
gium, Dr. Fridtjof Nansen of Nor
way, Honorio Pueyrredon of Argen
tina and Signor Schanzi of Italy.
The respective powers of these
bodies is looming up as one of the
biggest questions before the assem-'
bly. The clash this subject
would naturally come in discussion
of the, report of the organization
commission in regular course, but it
could easily be precipitated by re
fusal of the council to carry out any
resolution of the assembly. It was
known last night that the council
iad met, put had taken no action
witty regafd to the-Armenians reso
lutipn, and Mr. Balfour's attitude
after the meeting was taken to indi
cate that he was in no hurry to urge
the council to such action.
Norfolk Farmers Petition '
. For Extension of ' Credit
Telegram.) Declaring that farmers
m Madison county, .Nebraska, .are
facing bankruptcy -if forced to sell
their products at present prices, the
Norfolk . Chamber of Commerce,
after consultation with leading
bankers and farmers, has seat a tele
gram to the governor of the federr
al reserve board at Washington ask
ing that, an emergency , be declared
and that credit extensions be fur
nished farmers of " Nebraska. The
county has an abundance of corn,
coats, immature pigs, , young cattle
and feeder stock, only partially fat
tened, the telegram states.
Reese Tablet Soon to Be
Unveiled in Law School
Lincoln, Nov. 23. (Special.) The
bronze tablet to be placed in the law
school of the state university in
memory of Judge M. B. Reese, dean
cf the school from 1894 to 1904, has
arrived and will be dedicated soon
with appropriate ceremonies. Har
ry Reese, son of the judge, saw the
tablet in Chicago during the progress
of its manufacture and hat pronounc
ed it a very satisfactory likeness of
his father. The cost of tlie tablet was
$750 which will be paid through do
nations by former students of Judge
. Will Distribute Food.
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 23.
(Special.) Camp ' Fire Girls here
are preparing baskets to be distri
buted or. Thanksgiving to the needy
ofx the city. They are also arrang
ing for a community Christmas tr
similar. iq the cbc last jear., tt-Y
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oeseftve it.
Venizelos Feels v
. . '
Hurt Over Defeat
Son of Former Greek Premier
Says FatherMay Retire Per
"mariently From Politics. '
Paris. Nov. 23. Former Premier
yenizelos-of Greece is despondent
over his defeat at the polls on No
vember 14 and may retire' perma-
nentty irom pontics, in any event
he will await definition by the pow
ers of their attitude toward Greece,
said Sophocles Venizelos, son of the
former premier, to Paris correspond
ents at Nice this .mdrning. .
"My father is disgusted and is de
spondent," said' the young man.
. Reasons for the defeat of the.'
Venizelist party as have been re
ported from Athens were confirmed
by young Venizelos. He said the
Venizelists thought they had,, won,
even When they were hopelessly
beaten, because the royalists had
adopted the -ruse of going to" the
polls wearing Venizelist badges.
Britain Takes Steps
f To Inform Greece Thdt
Constantine Won't Do
Paris, Nov. 23. Great Britain has
already taken steps to inform former
King Constantine of Greece, and
George Rhallis, the new Greek pre
mier, that it is absolutely oooosed
to, the return of Constantine to thej
virccK uuuiic, aaya iiic x cut in-
sien. It has notified them clearly
that if the Greek government does
not take cognizance of its stand,
Greece cannot hope to retain the ter
ritorial advantages given it in the
treaty between the allies and Tur
tne newspaper asserts. s
The Athens' correspondent of the
Journal, after giving details of the
campaign in .Greece, says that during
demonstrations following the elec
tion many persons, among whom
were women and children, were
killed. , ' ,
Fire Destroy Farm Home
While Family Is in Field
West Point, Neb;, Nov. 23; (Spe
cial.) Fire destroyed the farm
dwelling of John Beyer, northeast
of town yesterday afternoon. No
one was in the house at the time.
Mr. Beyer, his wife and two em
ployes wereairt the field husking Corn
when the fire was discovered. Loss
is estimated at about $3,000.
On Sunday, at the same hour, the
machine shed of Otto Prodoehl, a
neighboring farmer, burned. It con
tained new separator, new binder,
corn planter and other new machin
ery. Incendiarism is suspicioned.
Four Arrested and Liquor
Taken in Raid at McCook
McCook, Neb.. . Nov. 23.
(Special.) The active bootlegging
in this vicinity was given a sharp
setback last evening when officers
arrested four men and confiscated
thirty pintsvof "white mule" in a
rajd. One of the bootleggers. Mike
Moore of McCook is in a local hos
pital with a bullet from an officer's
gun in his leg received in an attempt
to escape arrest. The other three,
Ray- McClung. a traveling man;
Harry Kummer of Imperial; and
Elmore Thayer of this city each
paid fines of $100 and costs.
Alleged Forger Returned.
McCook, Neb.. ., Nov. 23. (Spe
cial. )--Deputy Sheriff, George Mc
Gain arrived home yesterday from
Broken Bow with Robert L. Sutto.i
of Sargent Neb., wno is wanted here
on a charge of forgery,'' and is now
confined in the local county jail
i waiting preliminary, trial,
They Approve
"when YouNfi- Boys of seventcitn,
visit CABAHeTi AnO Buy
intoicatino prinks in all of then,
United States
Marines Held in
Haiti Sick of Job
Youngsters on Duty in Island
Flooded With Letters Asking
True Situation; Post Not
J Properly Equipped. .'
By The AMOriatrd Prea.
. "Port Au Prince, Haiti, Nov. 23.
There is no doubt of the-fact that
many .of'the 1,300 marines on occu
pation duty in Haiti are sick of the
job. They want to go home or some
place -else. It is a hard life for
youngsters, who are sent into moun
tain regions in the north, along
peaks as high as Denver.
Often they are away from posts
for weeks and they declare they un
dergo many hardships, the least of
which is lack of ice in a climate
where it is absolutely essential
Since the first "Session of the naval
board of inquiry at Washington the
marines, have been heannar from
home folks, anxious to knowif they
are taking part in "indiscriminate
killings." This charge, first made by
Maj. Gen. George Barnet, former
commandant of the marine corps, and
tlien corrected by linn, has gone
everywhere, marines assert, declar
ing that the first statement has never
been overtaken by the correction. '
Major General Neville, a member
of the naval ' board of inquiry, in
spected every part of the fighting
plant here and found many things
to command, but declared it was
not properly equipped. This, he
found, was particularly true as to
hospital facilities.
The brigadier commander and his
staff have made every effort to keep
intoxicating liquor away from the
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rines who have tested the native
drink say it is powerful enough to
drive a motorcycle.
Men Arrested After Auto
Crash Released on Bond
Nebraska ' City,' Nov. 23.
(Special.) E. P. Butler,. Ted Lewis
and Bill Doiel, arreted Saturday
night following the automobile
crash on First avenue, were released
on bonds yesterday., Butler was
charged with unlawful driving and
also with possession of intoxicating
liquor. His bond was fixed at $400.
Lewis and Doile are charged with
vagrancy and their bonds were fixed
at 100 each. The liquor taken from
the lap robe has been sent to the
state chemist at 'Lincoln for analy
sis. The Buick touring car wrecked
in the smash, the property ot But
ler, will probably be confiscated.
Man and Woman Arrested
At Nebraska City Hotel
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 23.
(Special.) A young man and a girl
believed to be residents of Stella,
Neb., were arrested-here last night
at the Frontier hotel, where they had
registered as man and wife. A statutory-charge
probably will be filed
against the. man. Relatives of the
girl were notified and she was sent
home, but the man is being held for
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Poffenbarger and Reed, Held
For Mail Theft, Named as
Two of Men Who At
tacked Minister.
Bonds Sought by Agents
Fred Poffenbarger, 19, and II. A,
Reed, 45, two of the men held for
the daring robbery of the Burling
ton fast mail train in Council Bluffs
November 13, were identified yester
day afternoon, by the Rev, D. E.
Cleveland, pastor of the Dodge
Memorial church, Thirty-second and
Avenue C, Council Bluffs, as two, of
Squads East, Keith!
And now the army's looking for 4
Keith Collins.
Colonel Cavenaugh, recruiting
officer, said yesterday Keith got
his victory Medal here August 22,
He was awarded no. clasp,
meaning he saw no service outside
the United States.
The colonel's records show
Keith was a private attached to
the .headquarters ..division of the
First Provost squadron, Carl
strom. Field, Florida.
He won't be prosecuted for
parading as an officer, because
the army, if it finds him, will let
the Postoffice department have
him flrst ".'
the four thugs he declared attacked
(him the night of October 29.
The preacher, who 'formerly was
pastor of the. Central Park Congre
gational chuftch in Omaha, told hor
rible details of the attack he said he
suffered when called from his home
late in the afternoon of October 29
to appraise some property.
Hit Him Over Head.
He said he was driving his car ;
along North Twenty-seventh street
between Avenues C and" D when an
other machine, occupied by four
men, drove alongside, stopped him
and asked some insigHicaut ques
tion. 1 ,"
As he answered, one of the men
itruck him over the head" with a
club, he told Bluffs polce, and then
the quartet beat him, after bind
ing and gagging hint; .eft him in his
car to die. They set the car afire
and tied, he declared.
: The preacher said he recovered
consciousness, ' saw his machine in
flames, rolled himself from the seat -and
out the front door to the ground
a"iid safety. " 4 .
Small boys nearby, he said, treed
him of his bonds and assisted him
tv callinc- the fire deoartment. which
extinguished the flames.
-- " " . Furhter Loot Sought
; With ight prisoners in the county
jail in Council duffs, under heavy
armed guards, postofii;-e officials and
federal agents redoubled their ef
forts yesterday to the task of hunting
out further loot taken from the reg
istered mail car in the robbery No
vember 13.
Bonds especially are being sought
The agents believe there is a con
siderable sum.j of 'undestroyed se
curities hidden in Council Bluffs.
They say the prisoners continue to .
speak of "good and bad bonds," re
ferring, they figure, to cancelled and
negotiable securities.
Believe Bonds Divided.
, They believe the robbers segre
gated the bonds and securities in
two lots, burning the cancelled
bends and hidmg the. negotiable se
curities. .
Practically none of the negotiable
securities has been recovered".
Cause for the heavily armed guard
stationed about the county jail since
Sunday morning was revealed yes
terdayv, The guard was posted following a
scare Saturday night that friends of
the prisoners might make an attempt
to, free the men now held.
Mystery Auto Appears.
An automobile was seen loitering
in the vicinity of the jal after mid
(Tnra to Pate Twq. Column Twe.)
Engineer, Asleep at '
Post, Responsible for v
: U. P. Freight Wreck.
Columbus, Neb., Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) An investigation of the Un
ion Pacific freight rear-end collision
yhere Sunday morning, in which an
engine was destroyed, two cars
burned and two other cars demol
ished, has disclosed that Engineer
Dan Murphy on the train that
crashed into the one ahead was
asleep at his post. He admitted this,
and said he only awakened as the
crash came.
; Fireman Austin was in the gang
way stoking the engine and he and
Brakeman Walters jumped. Murphy
rode into the wreck, and sat in his
cab dazed, but uninjured, after the
cars caught fire. The fireman and
brakeman had jumped on his side
of the train and ran forward to the
burning engine cab and pulled the -engineer
out. v
The engine was a complete wreck,
an the property loss is estimated
at $40,000. The three trainmen were
summarily discharged. " . 1 " .'
1 The accident occurred on a long
stretch of. straight track, and the
crew responsible for the wreck ran
past two block, signals set againSt
them. n.
Dean to Talk to Rotariam.
University training for business '
men will be discussed bv Dean T. E.
Rossignol of the college of business
administration of the University of
Nebraska before the regular lunch- ,
eon of the Omaha Rotary club in the
Hotel "Rome at noon today. Her
bert M. Rollers will be tha chairma
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