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The' Omaha Daily
VOL. 50 NO. 140.
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14 Officers
Killed in
Report of British .Ambassador
To United States Tells of
Wholesale Murders by Sinn
, Feiners in Dublin.
Secretary, Colby Is Silent
1 blrafo Trlbano-Omaha Hca Ltatnl Win
Washington, Nov. 26. Following
a. two-hour -conference with 'Secre
tary of State Colby, Sir Auckland
Geddcs, the British ambassador, is
sued his government's official re
port on the murders of the British
officers by, Sinn Feiners in Dublin
lust Sunday. ,
The report describes eight raids
in which 14 British officers and gov
crnment agents were killed in cold
blood, many of them in their beds.
The document is replete with thrill
ing, blood-curdling details , of the
atrocities committed in the private
houses invaded by the Sinn Feiners.
Neither the secretary of state nor
the ambassador would discuss the
nature of' their conference, but it is
surmised that Sir Auckland desired
to acquaint . the State department
with the contents of the report he
was issuing, if .not to presenf his
views of De Valera's appeal to
President Wilson for the recogni
tion of the' Irish republic. ;'
Referred to Colby. ,
The appeal ,wa,s referred by the
president to the State department,
which is expected to reply to it
soonr or later, explaining that rec
ognition is not warranted.
tfThe eight Sinn Fein raids and the
murders committed in connection
therewith are described 'in the re-
; port: ' ,
1 "Case A, 28 Erlsfort Terrace. One
i murderf -.The murderers' , leader
rang the bell and asked the maid
for- Colonel Fitzgerald. She dis
closed the whereabouts of the bed
room of Colonel Fitzgerald. The
leader then called on about 20 men,
whe were in the hall. , The leader
entered Fitzgerald's room. The maid
heard his shouts and the assassin's
voice say: 'Come on.' Four shots
were fired In rapid succession. The
police found the body in bed in a
( pool of bloor. Fitzgerald was un
' armed and was the son of a Tipper
ary doctor, who had been recently
employed as' defense officer at the
police barracks in Clare: S6me
1 time ago he was kidnapped by Sinn
Feiners who tried to shoot him with
his own revolver which missed fire.
,fhey then twisted his arm until it
-was dislocated, dragged him to a
... field, propped him against a wall
and fired at hini.vj'He leaped over
the wall and escaped, and had tome
to Dublin for sursrical treatment for
his arm. He was only a few days
out of the hospital before he was
; assassinated. -yV - '-
:' 1 Mahon Killed.
''Case B. 22. Lower Mount street.
One murder. Two further murders
resulting nearby. House bell was
rung and as the maid opened the
door 20 men rushed in and demand
ed to know the bedrooms of Mr.
Mahon and Mr. Peek Mahon's room
being pointed- out, they entered and
five shots were fired. Mahon was
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Low Prices Force Two
More North Dakota
i Banks to Close Doors
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: Fargo, N. D., Nov. 26. Two more
North Dakota banks closed their
doors as a result of depleted re
serves, bringing to 15 the number of
financial institution) vthat have shut
down for similar reasons in the past
two weeks. Those that closed to
day are the Farmers' and Merchants
bank at Sherwood, and the Farmers'
State bank at Rhamc.
In a telephone mutssage from Bis
marck, O. E. Loftbus, state bank ex
aminer, said: " '
- "The reason for the closing ' f
state banks at this time is owing to
., withdrawals exceeding collections to
a point where the reserves have be
come depleted. .:, , ..
" "The primary cause is the sudden
drop in prices of grain and stock to
a point where, if sold now, will be a
severe loss tj the producer, and he
refuses to sell."
liquor Valued at $160,000
" r Seized in New York Raid
, New York, Nov.' 26. Woies and
liquors valued at mgre than $160,
000, were seized in a prohibition
raid from the establishment of
Louis L. and J. Jay Alterman. al-
v ready under $32,000 bond and cited
to show cause why their license
should not be revoked.
Included in the seisure are large
quantities of port and sherry, 875
cases and 35 barrels of whisky and
125 cases of gin.
One Killed, One Missing
In Sujphur Springs Fire
Sulphur Springs, Tex., 'Nov. 26.
' One unidentified man was buried to
death, jinojher is missing and Miss
Marie taiclwell of Dallas was seri
ously injured in a fire which de
itroyed the new Woodall hotel to
, iay; Miss Caldwell received her in
juries in jumping from a second
story window. Roy Stone is miss
ing. The cause of the fire has not
been determined.
High Court Upholds' Gas
Tax Law in West Virginia
, Charleston: W. Va., Nov. 26. The
West Virginia supreme court of ap
jeals upheld the constitutionality of
tie act of 1919, placing a privilege
Ux upon oil and gasoline and'.gas
'jt piped for a distance of more than 10
miles. Under the decision the tax
cannot be applied to interstate ship
ment of ail and gas, but must be col
lected wholly on shipments within
Greece Will Vote on
Former King's Return
Early in Decentber
-Athens, Noy., 26. Reasons for the
holding of the plebiscite in Greece,
December 5, with regard to tt)e re
turn of ex-King Constantine to the
throne are given m the cabinet's
proclamation of the plebiscite, made
pubM today. This says: ..
"By the elections, the Creek peo
ple expressed their will clearly on
the question of the dynasty to those
who had cast doubt upon the rights
of Constantine but a plebiscite will
be held so that the people "may
again emphasize their tvill and in or
der to sjiow that the hrone obeys
its motto, "My streng h lies in the
people's love.' Therefore a vote will
be held December 5. authorizing the
government to beg the king to return
to the throne." . ,, .
The campaign in favor of Con
stantine is being conducted in the
theaters in the same form as when
he was trying to evade expulsion by
the allies three yea's ago, perform
ers singing the familiar song, "Con
stantine," and also new ones.
Harding Spends
Busy Day; Quits
Panama Sunday
Proper Military Force for
Canal Zone Has" Engaged
President-Elect's Atten
tion During Visit
Ancon. Canal Zone. Nov. 26. (Bv
The Associated Press.) Senator
Harding devoted today, the last day
ot his short visit at the Pacific ter
minus of the Panama canal', to rec
reation for the most part, although
he had several more talks with canal
zone officials. -
The president-elect rose early for
a game of golf and later took a mo
torboat ride. Late this afternoon he
will leave by train for Cristobal,
where on Sunday he will go on board
his ship to return to the United
States, sailing for Norfolk. ,
Considers Army Plan.
The question of a proper military
force for the canal zone has engaged
Senator Harding's active attention
and he will be particularly interested
in plans of the War department to
increase that, force to a full division.
The senator today had luncheon with
Brigadier General Kennedy, com
mander of troops in the canal zone,
and had a long jttrk with that offi
cer. During his? motor ride he in
spected the forts off the Pacific end
of the great waterway.
Senator Harding's address at last
night's banquet tendered him by
President Porras of Panama created
a most favorable impression, judging
from comments heard afterward. ;
"The cordiality . of your greetings
snd .the fine spirit- of yoar? good
wishes stir me deeply,' fii said, fac
ing -President Porras. - "We are
rather more than friendly neighbors,
quaffing the cup of most cordial as
sociation. We are spiritual partners
in one of the gigantic advances of
the 20th century transportation.
, Praises Canal Zone.
"Your freedom and cur genius and
resources combined to link the
oceans, and the day will come when
the commerce of the world will stage
its' surpassing pageant here. One
cannot escape the inspirations and
the impelling influences of . com
merce anditrade. The adventurous
navigators and discoverers came
hither and revealed a western con
tinent to the old wcrld, but they
came because they were inspired by
trade. Trade has made peoples
eminent throughout all time, and this
fact is no less true today than in
the past.
I need not assure you anew of the
friendship of our United States for
your republic.. We aie deeply inter
ested in the development of your
good fortune. More, we want our
proven friendship for you to add to
the confidence of all America, North,
Central and South, in our people and
our government. We crave friendly
relations, and we wish to promote
them' and make themyabiding. We
want a Spirit of fraternal American
ism which befits the American con
tinent, not in selfishness,' not in
rivalry' of the old world, but in a
mutuality of interest and ; helpful
ness to one another."
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Cleveland Judge Is
Indicted for Murder
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Cleveland, Nov. 26. Wi'lliam H.
McGannon, chief Justice of the mu
nicipal court, faces trial for second
degree murder. , He was indicted by
the grand jury making its second in
vestigation into the killyig of Har
old C. Kagy and will be arraigned
before Judge Frank Day in criminal
court tomorrow. Judge Day set
bail at $10,000. , Late tonight Mc
Gannon had net been arrested. ,
The second grand jury investiga
tion of the Kagy i slaying began
Thursday, the day after John W.
Joyce was acquitted c the crime.
Witnesses at the Joyce trial tes
tified that McGannon was present
at the shooting, after McGannon
had testified that he left Joyce and
Kagy previous to the shooting.
Two weeks ago, this cry sig
nalled the biggest train robbery
in the history of railroading at
Council Bluffs,, when over $3,000,
000 of currency and securities was
stolen. -
- It was over 40 years ago that
the first train robbery occurred'
on the Union Pacific railroad. '
The loot was only $60,000, but
that was "big money" in those
days. v.-". . .. .
The chase was in keepink with
frontier days three of the ban
dits were killed, resisting capture.
This dramatic story of early day
life in Nebraska by '
will appear in '
The Sunday Bee
Sinn Fe in
Arthur Griff ith, , Mouthpiece
of Home Rule Element In
Absence ; of DeValera,
Taken by , Police.
MacNeill Also in Custody
By Tha Anoclated Preaa,
. DubJin, Nov. 26. Arthur Griffith,
founder of the Sinn Fein organiza
tion; Prof. John MacNeill, Sinn Fein
member of Parliament for London
derry City and the National uni
versity of Ireland, together with a
number of others, including Prof,
MacNeill's son, were arrested today
by the auxiliary police.
Mf. Griffith was to have addressed
a meeting of the Irijh Self-Deter-
mination league at Manchester next
Sinn Fein Mouthpiece.
In the absence in America of
Eamonn De Valera, president of the
Irish republic, Arthur Griffith has
been probably the most active
spokesman in Ireland, for the cause
of Irish (freedom. Last night in an
interview he charged the policy of
reprisals in Ireland was determined
uppn by England more than a year
ago and inaugurated last March with
the assassination of Lord Mayor
MacCurtain of Cork.
Arthur Griffith came into promi
nence in 1917, when he presided at
the opening of the Sinn Fein confer
ence in Dublin. In a bye-election in
June, 1918. he was elected to the
House of Commons for East Cavan.
Like the other Sinn Fein members,
however, he refrained from taking his
seat after the general election. ,
' Now Is Vice President. x .
Last year he was electtd ojie of
the vice presidents of the Sinn Fein
organization. During the hunger
strike of Lord Mayor MacSwiney of
Cork he was the author of an appeal
to President Wilson and all the
heads of the governments on behalf
of the lord mayor. ' '
'Prof. John MacNeill is professor
of law in the National University of
Ireland. In May, 1916, he was found
guilty by a courtmartial of com
guilty by' a court-martial of com-
yar, and was sentenced to lite im
prisonment, but was released duping
1917. In the" general election of
1918 he was chosen to Parliament as
a Sinn Fciner, but did not take his
seat. . N
Taken From-Bed.
A statement issued from Dublin
castle", the seat of the government,
with regard to. the Griffith arrest
read: .. . - ' .'
-"Arthur Griffith waa arrested at his
residence in St Lawrence road at
2 a. m. A large quantity of litera
ture was taken from his house. No
arms were found. He was in bed at
the time, arid was taken away in a
motor lorry. He made no state
ment. " Hi3 arrest was effected with
out trouble." j '
Inspector Is Shot, f
Inspector Madden, who has been
active against the Sinn Fein move
mint, was shot while walking along
a street in Cork today. He was not
wounded seriously.
The court-martial which is trying
Directors Martin Fitzgerald and
Hamilton Edwards and Editor P. J.
Hooper of the Freeman's Journal
under the restoration of order in
Ireland act, today found the defend
ants not guilty on four charges
first, making a false statement: sec
ond, spreading a report likely to
cause disaffection; third, making a
statement intended to cause disaf
fection, and flurth, making a state
ment likely to cause disaffection.;
Judgment now will be promulgated
on two charges first, unlawfully
spreading a false report, and second,
spreading a report intended to cause
disaffection tiy his majesty.
No Formal Charge Filed.
London, Nov. 26. The Irish
office, in stating this noon that- Ar
thur Griffith had been arrested jn
Dublin at 2 o'clock this morning,
said no formal charge had yet been
preferred against him. He was
taken away in a lorry to a destina
tion not made public. t
O'Donnell Dies of I
Injuries Received in
Los Angeles Race
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Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 26.-?Eddie
O'Donnell, facing driver injured yes
terday at Beverly Hills speedway,
died this morning without regaining
consciousness. I
The body of Gaston Chevrolet,
who died in the crash in which
O'Donnell was injured, will be
taken to Indianapolis for burial.
Mrs. Chevrolet receiyed a telegram
from -Louis Chevrolet, brother of
the dead man, from Savannah, Ga,,
asking whether he should come here.
She replied asking him to go direct
to Indianapolis to arrange for the
funeral. Mrs. Chevrolet will leave
Sunday with her husband's body, ac
cording to present arrangements. -.
Woman Awarded Damages
Against New YorkJDoctor
White Plains, N. Y., Nov. 26.
Damages of $24,486 were awarded
Mrs. Sarash Antowill of Yonkers by
a jury in the supreme court here in
her suit against Dr. Joseph Fried
man, under whose treatment-he
charges she was severely . burned
by an x-ray. i . ;
Turkish Forces Advance. t
' Smyrna, Nov. 25. Turkish nation
alist forces have advanced is the
Ushak sector, about 100 miles' east
of this city, and have occupied the
townships of Ine-Guel, Simav and
Dcmirji. ' The Greek troops that
have been holding the, line in this
region withdrew without lighting,
A V drowning
I., Nov. 26. Five-
h?0 .-m1 Charles Ro
Another's life today.
es Roberts saved his
today. Mrs. Roberts,
who is the wife of ,Capt. Perry
of a barge, had jumped into the har
bor from the barge in an effort to
rescue an infant daughter who had
fallen overboard. The , baby , was
drowned, but the boy threiy his
mother a rope, to which she hung
until rescued by a tug captain.
League Looks to
Wilson to Take
' Care of Armenia
Great Britain Favors United
States Acting as Mediator
In Present Extremely Deli
cate Situation In East.
, Geneva Nov.' 26 (By the Asso
ciated Pfess.) The attitude among
delegates of the assembly .of the
league of nations toward the appeal
of the league to President Wilson
to act as mediator in the Armenian
situation appears to be one 6f hope
without expectation that the United
States will relieve Europe and the
league of an' embarrassing question.
Behind the admitted necessity of
doingisomething for' Armenia, there1
is . a conflict of European interests
I involved. Great Britain, it is un
derstood, would look with great dis
favor on intervention by any power
having rival ' interests. Action by
the United States in. Armenia, it is
held, would involve no such com
plications. ,
. 1 France May Act.
' In default of action by President
Wilson, general opinion here is that
France is the country most likely
to offer favorable reolv to the media
tion appeal made by the council of
the league yesterday to the various
powers, at the same time the message
to President Wilson' was sent Ac
ceptance by France,, however, it is
understood, would oe on condition
of full suoDort by the other powers,
The activities of the assembly
have been transferred for the time
being from the hall of the reforma
tion, where the tuil sessions ot the
body have been held, to the head-
ouarters ot the secretariat. Here the
committees and subcommittees were
holding sessions throughout the day,
.Assembly Meets Tuesday.
They will continue. htfr labors
until Tuesday, next, when the as
sembly will reconvene, hear the first
reports of the committees and take
up the -resolution of Gtorge Nichol
Barnes of Great Britain asking the
council to explain why it did not in
tervene to prevent the clash between
the Poles and Russian ,- bolsheviki
last summer., .
Committee No. 6 of the assembly
has finally settled upon the principle
of its report on, disarmament, the
French viewpoint prevailing. lhe
recommendation will be that disarm
ament be imposed only with due re
gard for the security of the different
While a subcommittee is drawing
up this report the committee1 is tak
ing up the question of an economic
blockade as an arm of the league
against offending nations.
Wilson Receives Note.
Washington, Nov. 26. president
Wilson received today the appeal of
the league of nations that he act as
mediator in the Armenian situation.
The message reached the White
House last night trom ueneva and
was delivered to the president this
Mr. Wilson already has consented
to fix the boundary lines of Armtnia,
but there was no information at the
White House as to his ideas on' the
subject of mediation.
Suspects in Jail at
Sioux City for Bank
. Robbery Admit Guilt
Sioux Citv. Ia.. , Nov. 26. Fred
Holton, 24, who, with Roy Holman;
was arrested Tuesday night follow
ing the theft of $1,200 from the State
bank at Oto; la., Monday afternoon,
broke down last evening and con
fessed to the robbery, according to
Sheriff W. H. Jones. Holton's ad
dress was given at Porterville. Cal.
In his confession Holton impli
cated Holman as his accomplice in
the holdup, and also told where the
loot could be found. All but $75 of
the money was discovered buried
two feet under the ground in a chick
en house at Holman's farm, eight
miles northwest of Oto, the sheriff
said. -
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Mexico's President-Elect,
Returns From Vacation
Mexico City, Nov. 26. General
Alvaro Obregon, president-elect of
the Mexican republic;who has been
out of the city for a few days for
the purpose of recuperating from an
indisposition, arrived here yester
day with his family for the in
auguration ceremonies. He is much
improved in health.
i All engagements were cancelled
by General Obregon, who announced
he intended to observe "Thanksgiv
ing." 1,11,1 1 '" 1
Associated Insurance
Companies Manager Dies
Hartford. Conn., Nov. 26. Her
man H. Wilson, 60, general manager
of the Associated Insurance com
panies and former chief engineer of
the United States" bureau of mines,
died at his home here last night of
pneumonia. He was born in Glas
gow, Scotland. ,- i
High Tide Closes Mills.
Aberdeen, Wash., Nov. 26. The
highest tide of the year, 10 feet, four
inches, with a strong southwest
wind, backed up the water so that
the mills on the harbor were com
pelled to close for a' few hours. Ths
lower ' streets near "he river 'were
Allies May Withdraw Greece's Invitation1 to the Feast
New Government
tments to
' ' . 1 i
Be Proposed Soon
Abolition of Interior Dcpart
ment and Substitution" of
. One for Public Works and'
Welfare Urged.
- Washington, Nov. 26. Abolition
of the Department of Interior, crea
tion of two new departments one
to be known as. .the Department of
PAlic Works and .tie other-as the
Department of Public Welfare and
general reorganization of other gov
ernmental, departments is proposed
in a bill prepared by Senator Mc-
Cormick, republican, Illinois, for in
troduction at" the coming session of
Senator McCormick ' is now - en
route to Europe and the principal
provisions of his bill were outlined
in a statement issued today from his
office. The statement said that the
Illinois senator, after completing the
measure, discussed the, proposedll
changes with Mr. Harding, "who7
expressed great interest in the bill.
The proposed Department of Pub
lic Works under the bill would in
clude all important engineering and
building services. The Department
of Public Welfare would include
various welfare agencies such as the
woman's bureau now in the Depart
ment of Labor, the pension bureau,
now in the Department of the In
terior; the public health service, the
bureau of war risk insurance, and
the vocational training board.
The vDepartment of Commerce
would be enlarged so as to increase
its usefulness to business. .
Creation of an office in the Sate
department to have jurisdiction
over insular affairs and territories
such as Alaska, would be provided
for. ,
Mrs. Violet Rowley
Marries( Divorced
Duke of .Westminster
London, Nov. 26. The duke of
Westminster and Mrs. .Violet Mary
Geraldine. Rowley were married this
morning. The wedding occurred at
a local registrar's' office.
The duke was divorced last De
cember by the duches, who before
her marriage was Constance Edwina,
daughter of Col. William Cornwal-lis-West.
A separation agreement
had been signed by the couple in
est daughter of Sir William Nelson
of Acton, jCounty . Denbigh, Wales,
obtained a divorce decree Novem
ber 15. ;
Rules on Transportation -I,
' Of Intoxicants Ready Soon
Washington. Nov. 26. ieAila-
lations governing the transportation
ot liquor by owners trom ware
houses to their residences, necessif
tated by the recent supreme court
decision, are expected to be issued
shortly, by thebureau of internal
revenue. Rapid progress, is-being
made in framing the rules officials
said. . .
Bandits Rob Jewelry Store
Of $10,000 in Unset Stones
Duluth, Nov. 26. Two men held
ub the jewelry store of A. L. and
N. J. Hendrickson and after throw
ing ammonia in A. L. Hendrickson's
face, escaped with unset diamonds
valued at $10,000. 1
Tokio Officials Resign.
Tokio, Nov.-' 26. Viscount Tajira,
mayor of Tokio, and other officials
resigned in consequence of the in
vestigation which has been started
into graft -scandals as a result of
' Copyright: 1920: By Tba Cblcan Tribunal
Many Children
Need New Shoes
No Salaries or "Overhead"
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Expense In The Bee's Free .
Shoe Fund.
Thanksgiving day is over: ' But
itill many little children in Omaha
are. without shoes to meet the cold
weather that is ahead.
As an evidence of your thankful
ness for what you have, wouldn't it
be a good plan to give something to
The Bee's fund which provides shoes
for th little children -of : Omaha's
worthy poor?
Only by this pmafe charity can
they gtt shoes. Every cent you give
goes to buy shoes. Not a cent for
salaries or "overhead" expens.
- It's a practical charity and the
need is very pressing.'
Previously reported ; $2(2 SO
The Walworth Family 6.00
The Brown Family 6.00
Dr. H. C. Parker 6.00
Wr. and Mrs. a. CatUon, Gothen-
burg. Neb. . g.oo
Mamie Talcott 6.00
Fred Buach . . .-. 6.081
t 22.60
Committees Hold
Third Meeting on
Free fridge Project
Representatives of the free bridge
committees met in the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday to discuss the
advisability of constructing a free
toll bridge between Omaha and
Council Bluffs, proposed by Mayor
Smith.' ,
The mayor of Council Bluffs,
Mayor Ed P. Smith of Omaha', and
the Chamber of Commerce were
represented.' This' was the third
meeting of ,the committees.' No
definite action was taken, it being
deemed advisable by John L. Mc
Cague, chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce committee, to take time
to determine the need of the bridge,
and if one is agreed upon, learn
definitely what it will cost and
where it shall be located.
The Chamber of Commerce, which
apparently is holding the matter in
abeyance, will meet within ten days,
when'lt is expected a definite stand
on the proposition will be taken and
submitted to the other two com
mittees. '
London Times Pays Tribute
To Work of American Navy
London, Nov. 26. The Times
pays high tribute to the co-oporation
of the United States navy with the
British navy in the world warf and
especially to Rear Admiral William
S. Sims, commander of the Ameri
can naval j forces in the. war zone,
which- the newspaper says it would
have been indiscreet to pay "during
the controversy" ,of . the election
period. -i . . '' , '
"The American sailor, who is the
symbol to us all of that wonderful of common' effort and of com
mon victory, is Admiral," says
the Times. ...
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League Assembly to Meet ' ;
, Again On Next Friday
Geneva, Nov. 25. It was an
nounced after a meeting of the steer
ing committee of the assembly of the
league of nations, this morning that
the next meeting of the assembly
will-be on Tuesday, November 30.
Veteran Reporter Dies.
Chicago, Nov. 26. Charles Grit
man, 57, pioneer newspaper reporter,
who claimed to have furnished Hall
Caine with the plot of hijl novelr
"The Eternal City," died today. Grit
man tried to obtain a share of the
royalties when the novel was pub
lished, but his claims were not al
lowed. He began his newspaper
career on the Chicago Inter-Ocean,
16-Inch Guns Are
Urged for Naval;
Bases' Defense
Army Engineer Chief Recom
J mends Major Caliber Ar-1
mament Must Be Stuffi-
cienj to Protect Coast.
Washington, Nov. '26. Adequate
defense of naval bases calls for the
installation of no major caliber ar
mament of less than 16-inch guns,
JtfljaXhrerJ4srswg'- Beach,
chief of engineers, Ideclares" in his
annual report, made public today.
The armament' must possess power
and range sufficient to oppose suc
cessfully any which can be brought
against it by a hostile navy the re
port asserts, and should be placed
on fixed mounts. ,
Existing armament should noti be
removed, General Beach says, as it
has an important function in consti
tuting interior and secondary lines
of defense,, especially against ar
mored raiding vessels or first line
ships able to pass the outer main
line of fortification. .
; Construction of a comprehensive
.system of interior roads and water
ways, especially along the frontiers,
is of great necessity as a measure of
defense, the report said.
The renort contains recommenda
tions for a 10-year program of road
construction m Alaska as, outlined
by the board of road commissioners
for Alaska. Buildiner of an addition
al 700 miles of new road at-a cost of
$10,000 a mile is proposed.
Three classes of roads are con
templated: Arterial, or feeder high
ways; developments roads, the loca
tion of which has not been deter
mined, and the prtsent road and trail
system, which would be continued.
Companions of Slain
Pittsburgh Man Make
"Confessions,'' Report
Philadelphia, Nov. 26. Peter D.
Treadway and Marie Phillips, "alias
Williams, arrested yesterday in
Wheeling, W. Va., in connection
with the killing of Henry T. Peirce,
manufacturing agent, . arrived here
last night in custody of local de
tectives who assisted in their arrest.
- The prisoners made separate
"confessions," according to the de
tectives. Both insisted the slaying
was actually done by "Alf Smith"
and a man known to them only as
"Jack." '
Investigation in Vheeling, de
tectives declared, virtually has estab
lished that two other men had a
hand in the killing of Peirce.
Gas Overcomes Family of ,
. Sioux City Publisher
Sioux City, la., Nov., 26. Eugene
Kelly, manager of ihe Sioux Qty
Tribune, his wife, four children and
four ' doctors were" overcome by
heating gas escaping from a defec
tive water heater in the Kelly home
here last "night All were uncon
scious Mr. Kelly for two hours,
The doctors were overcome ' after
they were called to the home to at
tend the family. .'
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to 34 hours from tompcraturca an fol
low!: Nnrth. 30 lKri: weit, li
Collins is
Traced, to
Colu in b us
Man 'Sought in Conncctioi
With Bluffs 'Jiil ltohbcry
Recognized (by Railroad
Men There
Gives Sister 5 $10 Bilk
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Columbus, Neb., Nov. 26. Keith
Collins of Couucil Bluffs.Ja.', sought
in connection with the robbery of
Burlington train No.' 8 In that city
on the night of November 13. at
which time securities worth $3,500,-
000 were stolen, was in t this city.
Wednesday, it became known here
today when federal men conferred
with the local authorities.
While in this city he visited at the
home of , his sister, Mrs. Lottie
Laughlin, and upon bis departure
Wednesday night made her a pres-.
ent of five $10 bills. ' Leaving his sis
ter's home, he engaged a taxicab U
take him to Fullerton, Neb. ,
Collins Recognised.
While in Columbus Collins 'was
recogvlzcd by railroad men who
kn&w tjim when he was a fireman
on the Union Pacific '. railroad, in
this city. In engaging the taxicab
driver' to take him to Fullerton he
stated that his mother was .dying
and he must get to her bedside in a
hurry. ,'. :
Arriving in Fullerton, according to
federal officers, he dismissed the
drivser from Columbus and engaged
another' to take lwnrto St. Edward,
where he has a brother. The fed
eral officials now in Columbus fol
lowed -his trail to St. Edward,
where he apparently dropped out of
sight. ,';.
When Collins arrived in Colum
bus he had two suitcases, but the
taxi .driver who took him to Fill- i
lertoii stated that , when he left he
carried but one.
'The, six federal officers now here
searched the home of his sister to
day, but failed to find any trace of
the missing suitcase. ,
Deny Auto Found in Omaha
Was One Used by Bandits
According to Council Bluffs po
lice and federal officials who investi
gated the rohbery of the Burlington
fast mail train on November 13, the
automobile found by Omaha police
in a garage owned by Mrs. H. J.
Albright, 3070 Mason street, was not
the one said to have been driven
by Keith Collins the night of the
They say that an automobile of
the same-stake which; is bcimr held
at Bluff r -police "headquarters, - was '
the one used by the mail robbers.
This machine is the property of C.
VV. Moats, 417 Park avenue, and
was stolen from the Union Bacific
transfer on October 24, about the
time the young mail thieves say
they first planned the robbery.
Moats Knew Coilins.
Moats was personally acquainted
with Keith Collins, being sought by
federal authorities for implication in
the mail robbery, and with Fred E.
Poffenbarger, under arrest ae lead-
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Former Salt Lake City
Mayor Sentenced on
23 Separate Charges
Salt Lake City, Nov. 26.--Plead-mg
guilty , td 23 charges of misap
propriation' df public funds, S. Ed
mond A. Bock, former mayor of
Salt Lake City, was sentenced to
an indeterminate term in the state
prison of not to exceed five years
on each charge. Sentence was
passed by Judge Harold M. Stephens
in the district court.
Bock will not be required to an
swer charges of forgery preferred
against him in connection with his
extraction of $12,000 from city funds
during his tenure of office as city
auditor. The forgery charges were
dismissed on motion of District At
torney Frank S. Richards, who
stated that he construed the for
geries io be only steps in obtaining
the money and to be included in the
misappropriation charge. Since the
discovery of the .shortage in city
funds, Bock had been at liberty ou
$10,000 bonds.
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College Senior Killed by
Fellow, Student, Jury Says
Philadelphia, Nov. .26. Elmer C,
Drewes, Dartmouth college senior,
whose body with a bullet hole
through the head, was found in the
outskirts of this city, October. 17
came to his death "from a gunshot;
wound in the brain inflicted bv
William P.. Brine's," according to the
verdict of the county grand jury.
The verdict .was reached after the
jury had, listened to a large number
oi witnesses, including the parents
of the victim.
Brines is a sophomore at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. '
Bodies of Two Taken From
Canadian Wreck Identified
Toronto, Ont.. Nov. 26. The
bodies of two persons killed in the
wreck of the Grand Trunk flier near
here last night -were positively iden
tified as those of M. J. Sullivan of
St. Louis, and Emmanuel Brown,
a sleeping car porter.
An official statement issued by the
Grand -Trunk railroad denied that
more than two persons lost their
lives when Pullman coaches of the
flier left the rails and were side
swiped by a passing freight train.'
Several passengers were , seriously
Window Shades DoWn4'
New York. Nov. ' 26. Prfce .re
duction of approximately 33 1-3 per'
cent on
shades U an-
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by lha Co
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