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VOL. CO-NO. 144.
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P I a n s f o r
Senate and House Committees
To Take Up Measures De
signed to Prevent Loss
i Through Low Prices.
Capper Outlines Issues
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
hlrago Trlbuue-Omnun lies l.aeil Wire.
Washington, Dec. 1. Emergency
measures toTallcviatc the plight of
the farmers v'io face an aggregate
loss of $7,(4)0,000,000 through sale of
t heir products at less than cost will
be considered tomorrow at a joint
session of the senate and house com
mittees oa agriculture.
The principal suggestions to be
discussed are the revival of the war
finance corporation, imposition of a
tariff on Canadian wheat and exten
sions of credit to Germany and Rus
sia for the purchase of American ag
Eugene Meyer, jr., who was- the
head of the war finance corporation,
conferred with Senators Kellogg and
Capper today and agreed to appear
t 1 . mint a..,.,, irv t Alt, drrMi' VTa
v ''favrtrc Itip revival nf tti rrtrnrvralinn
for the restricted purpose of aiding
to finance the marketing of American
Senators Borah I and Reed will
urge tiie immediate recognition of
the soviet government of Russia and
. the resumption of full trade rela
tions, as well as the extension of a
large credit to Germany with the
$500,000,000 German property still
in the hands of the government as
React Against Country.
In the opinion of many legisla
tors, the experience of the farmers
with falling prices will react in the
direction of a lessened volume of
"food production next year, to the
detriment of the whole country.
Senator Capper .republican, who says
t.ic approaching republican adminis
tration will be repudiated four years
lichee if it fails to mske good in the
resolution of evonomic problems,
outlines the following demands of
the farmers, in addition to the re
establishment of the war finance cor
poration and the extension of credits
"Adequate credit for farmers,
thrdugh short time and long time
loans, adapted fairly and proctically
to the peculiar conditions of the
farming business, to afford farm
ers the same credit conditions nwo
afforded other lines of business and
that they may not be sompelled to
lump their products on a glutted or
'Abolish'' gamblitrsr -hi wheat. cot
ton, corn, and all farm products;
gamblers and big speculators wreck
out marketsfi and are taking advant
age of their present demoralized
condition. to hammer prices below
cost of production.
Fair and OpenMarket.
"Fair, and open markets for all
(Tarn to Page Two. Column Four.)
Tell of Delivering
Bonds Worth Millions
Washington, Dec. 1. Half a
dozen of the courses used by Wall
street in settling daily accounts by
actual delivery 6f stocks and bonds
worth scores of millions of dollars,
furnished the chief interest at to
day's session of the trial of Jules W.
(Nicky) Aruitein, and members of
the bankrupt firm of D. W. Sullivan
and company. Ranging from 16 to
19 years in age, these witnesses de
scribed their routine- duty of carry
ing securities of great value through
crowded New York streets.
Counsel for Arnstcin. Sullivan and
N. S. Bowles and W. V. Easterday,
all of whom are charged with con
spiring to bring stolen securities in
to ' the District of Columbia, de
veloped through cross-examination
that on reaching his destination, a
broker's messenger often would
thrust his package of bonds into a
clerk's window and proceed to the
next office without waiting to see if
- they were secured by the proper
"son. Two of the messengers, it
was shown, are still employed by
firms who have lost thousands of
dollars because of this custom.
Two War Aviators Honored
By Dedication of Fields
Washington, Dec. 1 Naming of
two pviation fields in the Philippine
rslands in honor cf aviators who
lost their lives in accidents was an
nounced today hy the air service.
The field at Pampnngo will be
known as tark field in honor of
Maj. Harold M. Clark, killed in
the Panama canal zone in 1919,
vhile the station at Fort Mills,
Corregidor island, has been desig
nated as Kindley field in memory
of Captain Field Kirdlcy, killed at
San Antonio, Tex., last February.
Film Explosion Endangers
Heart of "Great White Way '
New York, Dec. 1. Times Square,
the heart of the "Great White Way,"
was thrown into confusion about 1
o'clock today when a film room fire
broke out in the quarters of a mo
tion picture concern in the Long
acre building. Many extra pieces of
fire apparatus were summoned to
check the flames' spreat'.
A studio room with, contents
valued at $23,000 was destroyed by
Two Men Reported Shot in
Macroom, District of Cork
Cork, Dec. 1. It was reported this
aiternoon that two men were shot
dead last night in the Macroom dis
trict and that four persons were ar-
TK Inun nf Marrnnm in in X
state of sie$e and no traffic is al
nu4 except for food djjwbutjgfc
lateral t tMMi-Clau Miliar
QAaka f. oT Uaaar Art
Name the Most of 60 Film
Stars arid You'll Get $100
Half of Each of Two Actors' Pictures Will
Printed in The Bee Every Day for 30 Days,
Starting Sunday; Nine Other
Cash Prizes Offered.
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Then hearken further:
1 Are you acquainted with film stars?
Can you identify their photo
graphs? J Do you know whether Wallace
I Rcid has coarse, wavy hair or
I whether Mary Pickford has t.fnta
I lizing eyes?
What distinguishing facial expres
sion has each star?
But never mind. You don't have
to know their pedigrees. ,
N To Last 30 Days.
All you have to do is to identify
the photographs of two movie stars
on the motion picture page of The
Bee each day beginning next Sunday
and continuing for 30 days.
Just half of each star's portrait
will be published.
That will be your only means of
identifying the photographs.
The Bee offers cash prizei to the
persons turning in the most correct
To Des Moines
United States Judge Orders
Transfer of Prisoners From
Council Bluffs for
Fred E. Poffenbarger, alleged
"brains" of the Burlington mail train
robbery gang; Keith Collins, one of
the ringleaders; Merle Phillips and
his brother, Orville Phillips, were
transferred to the Des Moines jail
yesterday for safe keeping by United
States Marshal Nick Reed. Fred A.
Poffenbarger, H. E. Reed, Clyde Pof
fenbarger and Mr. and, Mrs. T. H.
Daly, held as accomplices in the rob
bery and the subsequent hiding of the
loot, will be held in the, Council
Bluffs jail pending their indictment
and trial. 1
The order for the transfer of the
prisoners was signed by United
States District Judge M. B,. WTide.
No Persons Assigned.
No reason for the transfer of the
prisoners was.assigned by federal of-1
ficcrs other than the fact that they
considered it safer to separate the
men than to keep them all in one
place. There never has been any in
timation since the arrest of any of
the principals that an, effort might
be made to free them by means of a
jail delivery, although it was known
that immediately after the arrest of
Poffenbarger additional precautions
were taken by the authorities to pro
tect the county jail, where all of lUe
principals were incarcerated. A rf
cent report that the prisoners would
be moved was emphatically denied.
Federal agents accompanied the
men on the trip to Des Moines.
Postal Inspectors Leave.
Postoffice Inspectors W. L. Noah
of Sedalia, Mo., and J. W. Adamson
of Kansas City, Mo., were to leave
Omaha last night for their separate
posts of duty.
They, with Inspector W. N. Coble
of Omaha, captured Keith Collins,
last of the Burlington mail train
robbery suspects, in Oklahoma Sun
day and returned him to Council
Their departure from Omaha is
taken as an indication that the
Turn to Page Two, Column Bis.)
Leader 'of Mexican
Rebel Band Escapes
Brownsville, Tex., Dec. 1. Gen.
Pedro Guzman, alleged commander
of the band of filibusters who 10
days ago crossed the Rio Grande
here into Mexico, was not among
those killed in the fight with federal
pursuing troops, according to Gen.
Benigno Lopez, commanders at Mat
amoros, after he had received a re
port from officers commanding pur
, The dead include Lieut. Col. Man
uel Cordova, Capt. Juan Elizondo
and a private. Maj. Jesus Guzman
was wounded, but escaped.
Two pistols bearing the inscription
"Property of the United States gov
ernment" were captured. .
Station Agent Charged
With Embezzling $1,000
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 1.
Charged with the embezzlement of
$1,000 from the Los Angeles & Salt
Lake railroad and the American Ex
press company in August and Sep
tember, when he was station agent
for the Salt Lake route at Fair Oaks
and at Walnut. Cal, E.. I. Wheeler
was arrested by an agent of the De
partment of Justice.- Wheele. will
be taken to Los Angeles, where a
complaint charging felony has been
filed against him. The arrest took
place at Layton. near here., .where
Wheeler has been station agent for
the Denver & Rio Grande railroad
for a few weeks.
Four Army Employes Found
r Guilty of Big Conspiracy
New York, Dec. 1. Four army
civilian employes were found guilty
in Brooklyn federal court on charges
of conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment in connection with thefts of
nearly $100,000 worth of army shirts,
shoes and other sufrpiies stolen from
the military base at Bay Ridge. The
convicted men are John Sonand,
Morris Rosenberg:. Bernard Sciiea
fetack and LawnJaPCli '
Way M. ISM. tl
Awards are as foliows:
Five awards of (each) 5
All indications should be
mailed within three days of publica
tion to the "Movie Contest Kditor,
Omaha Bee." The name of the
sender and the serial number of the
photographs must appear on the en
velope. All set! Go!
Open to1 All.
The contest is open to men, wom
en and children, anywhere. It is
not a guessing contest, but is de
pendent upon ability to recogniz;
likenesses when the faces' are slight
Tell jiur friends about the con
test. Don't skip a day, as the photo
graphs are in serial number.
The early, bird catches the worm.
Make arrangements with your
newsdealer to roeeivc a copy of The
Bee, begining Sunday.
Let your wits be your guide.
Final Figures On
Are Made Public
Total of 34,249 Soldiers Were
Killed During World War,
While '224,089 .Were
Washington, Dec. 1. Final figures
on army casualties in the world war
are contained in the annual report
of Surgeon General Ireland, made
public last night, showing 34,249
killed and 224,089 wounded.
The proportion of killed to
wounded is about the same as in
the civil war, although mortality
from gunshot wounds in the' world
war was only 8.26 per cent as com
pared with 13.6 per cent in the civil
war. 'The report said this indicated
that improved surgical and sanitary
methods in the recent war had
saved the lives of 5.34 per cent of
all American soldiers wounded..
Of every one thousand men sent
to France 110 were admitted to hos
pital as the. result of battle casual
ties," the "report says, " and nearly
seven men out of every 1,000 died as
the result of wounds. ,
Infantry losses were heaviest,
215.6 out of every 1,000 men of that
arm being wounded and 12.77 killed.
The signal corps was next with
52.22 wounded and 3.13 killed per
Man Pays Own Fare
To Joliet Penitentiary
To Serve Sentence
Chicago, Dec. 1. In June, 1909,
Constantine Kuhn committed a
felonous assault , upon the person of
some one whose name has since been
forgotten. For that he was sen
tenced to an indeterminate sojourn
in the Joliet penitentiary. After 18
days his attorney got him on a writ
of supersedeas and appealed to the
supreme court which upheld thi
lower court sentence. The court,
however, erred in not notifying Mr.
Kuhn in person and he claims he did
not know of the order, so he went
about his affairs in Giicago as usual.
Recently the Chicago Crime com
mission t&pped on Mr. Kuhn's cell
and found it empty. M. Kuhn read
about it and today surrendered to
Chief Bailiff Freeman of the criniinal
Mr. Freeman was greatly dis
tressed that he could do nothing for
Mr. Kuhn, as he had no papers of
Mr. Kuhn solved the problem by
suggesting that they go to Joilet
where the bailiff could turn him over
to the warden and this offer was ac
cepted, Mr. Kuhn paying his own
fare and that of the bailiff.
Man Who Married His
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 1. Holding
the Kentucky statute barring mar
riage of a son-in-law to a mother-in-law
would not be sustained by
higher courts, County Judge Lang
dismissed Walter Thornton and his
wife, formerly his mother-in-law,
Effie Hals, from custody. Thorn
ton previously was divorced from his
prtrscnt wife's daughter.
Part of Texas Dry Law
Upheld by High Court
Austin, Tex., Dec. 1. That por
tion of the Texas prohibition law
providing that the unlawful trans
portation of intoxicating liquors con
stitutes a felony was upheld by the
court of criminal appeals today.
The court denied the application
of J. M. Gilmore of Collins county
for a writ of habeas corpus, holding
that it is within the power of the
-tate to control the traffic in intoxi
cants. Ex-Convict Arrested.
Salt Lake City, Dec. 1. Sill R.
Walters, 26, said by the police to he
an ex-convict of Nevada and to have
escaped from the Jefferson City
penitentiary in Missouri, was ar
rested here and charged with receiv-,
ing stolen property. According to'
the police, Walter is suspected of be
ing implicated in the robbery of
diamonds worth $2,850 from Dave
OMAHA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1920.
Inauguration of President Is
Fourth Peaceful Ceremony
Of Kind Held in Last
Crowds Throng Streets
By The Aaaoclaled Preaa.
Mexico City, Dec. I General Al
varo Obrcgon was inaugurated pres
ident of Mexico at midnight last
night. The simple ceremony of tak
ing the oath of office marked the
fourth time in the republic's history
of 99 years that the executive pow
er has been transferred peacefully.
George T. Summerlin, charge d'af
faires for the LInited States, was
among those present at the cere
mony. Provisional President de la Huerta,
who sat at General Obregon's right
as he was sworn in, in the chamber
of deputies, was the first to embrace
the new president, and as the suc
cession of retiring and newly-appointed
cabinet ministers, members
of congress and other officials, greet
ed President Obregon, moving pic
ture machines clicked and energetic
photographers kept up a fusillade
of flash lights. The diplomatic gal
lery was filled.
It is understood Mr. Summerlin at
tended the ceremonies in his person
al capacity and without any of the
members of the embassy staff hav
ing received instructions from Wash
ington to appear as a courtesy to
the, incoming president.
. Many Nations Represented.
The Argentine ambassador and
the ministers of Chile, Italy, Ger
many, Spain and Belgium were pres
ent. Japan, China, Sweden, Uru
guay, Cuba, Peru, Great Britain and
France were represented by their
charges d'affaires, while Guatemala,
Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua
sent special delegations.
Prior tQ the , inaugurial cere
monies, the alderman of Mexico City
tendered General Obregon a banquet
in the municipal building at which
the new minister of industry and
commerce, Rafael Z. Capmany, wel
comed on behalf of the government,
the American and other visitors, his
address being followed by Governor
Larrazolo of New Mexico, who
spoke on behalf of the visiting
Shortly before midnight those at
the banquet started for the chamber
of deputies, making their way
through a dense crowd that filled
the streets and threatened to over
flow past the long lines of soldiers.
General Obregon entered the cham
ber with Provisional President de la
Immediately General Obregon had
taken his seat on the rostrum, the
oath was administered and after
brief felicitations, he departed in
company jwith Senor De La Huerta,
who today takes the oath as Presi
dent Obregon's secretary of treasury.
With its new president safely in
stalled in office, Mexico City made
carnival for the remainder of the
night. The cafes, which normally
close at midnight, offered special
musical programs and dancing be
ginning at that hour. In the streets
holiday crowds threw confetti and
bands played everywhere.
His induction into office will make
small change in President Obregon's
domestic affairs. He-has announced
that he will not live in Chapultepec
castle, the magnificient presidential
home provided by the government,
because he does not "want his boys
to tear it up." He has taken a house
at the foot of the huge cliff upon
which the castle stands, and will use
the executive mansion only on state
Big Saving Is Shown
In Movement of Cars
New York, Dec. 1. Greater move
ment and heavier loading of freight
cars since March 1 already has saved
the American public $3,000,000,000 (
Julius Kruttschnitt, chairman of the
executive committee of the Southern
Pacific lines, declared at a luncheon
of the Merchants' Association of
He explained that a constructive
saving of 750,000 cars by improved
loading and movement over a cor
responding period of 1919 had been
made. The cars, at present prices,
would have cost $2,500,000,000 to
build and 6,000 miles of new track
on which to stand them would have
cost $200,000,000, while the interest
and maintenance would amount to
$1,220,000 a day, he said.
Camp Funston Artillery
Ordered to Hawaiians
Junction City, Kan.. Dec. 1. The
Eighth Field Artillery. 400 men,
commanded by Col. Brook Payne,
has been ordered from Camp Funs
ton to the Hawaiian islands for
service, it was announced. 'Three
inch guns will be taken to the islands
instead of the 6-inch pieces with
which the regiment is now equipped.
The regiment, which is a part of the
Seventh division, will start for the
Pacific coast as soon as the new
equipment arrives, it was said.
Austrians Are Admitted to
- Membership inv the League
Geneva. Dec. 1. (By The As
sociated Press.) Austria was unani
mously voted a member of the
league of nations by the commis
sion for the admission of new states
here today. It is expected the as
sembly of the league will ratify this
Announcement of winners in
the "Katzenjammer Kids" draw
ing contest will be found on
page seven of this paper.
Door to Further
Increase in Mine
Wages Is Opened
Committee May Boost Pay
Above Scale Now Existing,
With Consent of Operators,
Is General Opinion.
Washington, Dec. 1. The door to
further wage increases in the an
thracite coal industry beyond the 17
per cent raise awarded by the federal
commission last August was opened
at a conference between the anthra
cite joint scale committee and Secre
tary Wilson of the Department of
The government, Secretary Wilson
advised the committee, would not
interfere with any changes which the
committee might agree to make in
the federal commission's agreement.
This position was understood to
mean that the scale commitee may
increase mine wages above the scales
laid down in the agreement under
which the mines now are operating,
providing the operators consent to
Secretary Wilson's statement was
an interpretation of President Wil
son's recent letter regarding revision
of the federal commission award and
was issued after today's conference
with the joint scale committee, com
prising representatives of both oper
ators' and workers' organizations.
"The operators and miners of the
joint scale committee of the anthra
cite coal field," the statement said,
"have had a misunderstanding cony
cerning their authority under the
communication of the president re
convening the scale committee."
"It is definitely understood the
agreement now in existence will con
tinue in force and effect during the
time for which it was entered into.
The secretary of labor has inter
preted the communication of the
president to mean that the govern
ment will not interfere with the joint
scale ' committee in making any
changes which they may mutually
agree should be made in the agree
ment. This was supplemented by an
nouncement that the joint scale com
mitee would resume its deliberations
next Monday afternoon at Philadel
phia. Scientific Effort to Make
Diamonds Ends in Failure
New York Dec. 1. Whatever
results you may obtain with othe"
commodities you cannot make dia
monds a la home brew.
The latest scientific effort to bring
forth geuuine diamonds with the aid
of the philosopher's stone was of
ficially declared null and void today
by William L. Rosen f eld, vice presi
dent of the American Jewelers' Pro
A committee, he announced, had
made an exhaustive investigntion of
the reported discovery of a diamond
making formula by a German
scientist and is convinced that na
ture still reigns supreme.
Jury Disagrees in Trial of
Woman on Murder Charge
Los Angeles, Dec. 1. The trial of
Mrs. Maybelle Roe. charged with
the murder of McCullough Graydon,
ended in a jury disagreement here.
Mrs. Roe was indicted with three
others following the death of' Gray
don from a pistol wound at Venice,
The shooting followed a row over
the rent and possession of a small
cottage. Separate trials were de
manded and Mrs. Roe was tried
first. The jury was out 20 hours.
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Victims of Irish
Riots Total 673
Number Killed or Wounded
Up to November 27 Given
In Official Report
By The Associated Preas.
London, Dec. 1. Persons to the
number of 673 have leen killed or
wounded in Ireland up to Novem
ber 27, of the present year by anti
government elements, according ro
a statement issued by the home of
fice. The deaths do not include 20
persons killed tin Londonderry, 62
in Belfast during the summer riot
ing, nor 15 cadets killed in the Kil
michale ambuscade Sunday night.
The statement says that, 151 po
licemen have been kilied and 230
wounded; that 47 soldiers have met
death and 103 wounfed. Civilians
to the number of 41 have been killed
and 101 wounded.
Sixty-seven court houses have been
destroyed and 528 police barracks
have been destroyed and 161 dam
aged. There have been 830 raids on
mails and 45 raids on coast guard
station and light houses. In addi
tion to these, there has been 2,961
raids made for arms.
Another official statement says the
arrests in Ireland averaged consid
erable over 100 weekly. During the
last three weeks of November, 406
persons were taken into custody for
political offenses, including 169 dur
ing the last week of the month.
President Names Men
To Represent U. S. on
Red Cross Committee
Washington, Dec. 1. President
Wilson has designated the following
as the six government members of
the central committee of the Amer
ican Red Cross: Dr. Livingston Far
rand, chairman; Norman H. Davis,
to represent the State department;
John Skelton Williams, comptroller
of the currency, to represent the
Treasury department; Major General
Ireland, surgeon general of the
United States army, to rep
resent the diplomatic depart
ment; Rear Admiral Stitt, sur
geon of the United States navy, to
represent the Navy department, and
William L. Frietson, solicitor gen
eral, to represent the Department of
Vacancies caused by expiration of
terms in the groups of incorporators
and delegates from chapters, will be
filled at the annual meeting of the
Red Cross to be held at national
headquarters, Wednesday, Decem
Coahuila Coal Miners
Are (Returning to Work
Eagle Pass, Tex., Dec. 1. Work
in all the coal mines of the state
of Coahuila. whose miners have
been on strike since October 11, for
increased wages, was resumed to
day, according to the Mexican con
sulate here.V Two mines, the Agujita
and Cloete. whose owners refused
to grant an increase of 20 per cent
in the miners' pay as recommended
by the Mexican government, were
taken over by the government in
order to settle the strike, the con
Former German Empress
Is Reported to Be Improved
Doom. Holland. Dec. 1. (By the
Associated Press. 1 Augusta Vic
toria, former Geifnan empress, who
has been in a serious condition from
a heart attack for several days past,
was apparently no worse this morn
ing. It was announced that she had
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Seeks Permit to
Asks for Hearing Before City
Commission Within Two
Weeks ; Places Annual
Deficit at $500,000.
The Nebraska Power company
has asked Mayor Smith to arrange
with the city commissioners for a
hearing, sometime within the next
two weeks, on a request by the com
pany for an increase of electric light
and power rates.
The company contends that it is
running short approximately $500,
000 a year of the amount necessary
to pay operating costs, interest, de
preciation reserve and 9 per cent
dividends on a fair capitalization.
"The electric light company is
simply forced to request an ad
vance in rates," said J. E. David
son, vice president of the power com
pany. "Practically all public utili
ties of the state have had rate in
creases, including the local street
railway and telephone companies
and the municipally-owned gas plant.
"Last January the company asked
the city commision to permit a rate
increase. The commission asked that
the matter be delayed six months
to determine whether or not condi
tions would improve. . Instead,
conditions have grown steadily
worse. Approximately 90 per cent
of the company's expenses is made
up of three items labor, coal and
taxes. Coal which cost $2.78 in 1915
cost $7.62 in October 1920, an in
crease of $725,000 for a year. Both
labor and taxes have also increased."
City Buildings in
Suburbs of London
London, Dec. 1. The restlessness
among the city's unemployed, cou
pled with the lack of housing ac
commodations, led to the seizure of
the town hall at Edmonton, a north
ern suburb of London, by several
hundred men. The occupation of
the building was entirely without vi
olence. The men anncunce that they
will use the town hall as their head
quarters until something is done for
The town hall at Totttenham, an
other working district near the city,
was the scene of a similar peaceable
seizure yesterday. The unemployed
men took possession of the building,
however, evacuated it today when
the council announced that accom
modations had been found for them
in the coroner's court and in two
large store houses.
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Detectives Guard Witnesses
Who Identified Three Men
As Ilqjdups Who Entered
Superior, Wis., Bank.
Mysterious Phone Gal!
Acting Governor P. A; Barrow
yesterday granted writs of extradi
tion from Wisconsin for the return
of three alleged bank robbers under
arrest here. The men, Herbert Ryan,
John J. Bohner and Charles C. Ste
wart, are alleged to 'l.ave held up
and robbed the state bank at Su
perior, Wis., of $7,500 on Novem
Personal bodyguard for Martha
Nelson and Cashier H. E. Erickson
of the Superior National bank in
Wisconsin, in Omaha to identify
three suspects as bank robbers, was
appointed yesterday by Chief of De
tectives Charlie Van Deusen.
A mysterious long distance tele
phone call to St. Paul, Minn., Tues
day and the appearance of a stranger
in the room next to the one occupied
by Erickson in a downtown hotel
are directly responsible for this pre
Detectives Danbaum and Palmtrfg
compose the bodyguard. They were
to accompany Miss Nelson and Er
ickson to Lincoln, where extradition
hearing for Ji. J. Bohmer, C. C.
Stewart and "Chicago" Daley was to
be held before Governor McKclvie
, Identify Trio.
When Erickson and Miss Nelson
werit to the city jail, where they
identified the trio as the bandits who
robbed the Superior bank and locked
them in a vault, they noticed a
stranger of sinister mien and mys
terious actions maneuvering about
the jail, keeping close watch on their
Upon their return to Central po
lice headquarters they again met this
stranger, who nonchalantly inquired
the time of their probable return to
The same day this stranger ap
peared as occupant cf the room ad
jacent to the one Erickson has in the
Phone Call Intercepted.
Tuesday night detectives intercept
ed a long distance telephone call to
St. Paul. They decline to divulge the
message they picked li-om the wire.
but declared it was in the nature of
a call for aid.
Bohmer, Stewart and Daley are
recused by Chief Van Deusen of be
ing members of a gangr known to
have its rendezvous ia St. Paul, and
the telephone message Tuesday night
was taken by the detective bureau
to have considerable bearing on the
inc3rceration of this trio in jail here.
Chief Van Deusen admitted yester
day his bureau is taking every pre
caution to prevent an unexpected at
tempt to free the trio, even at the ex
pense of bodily injury to the Superior
cashier and his woman companion.
Bohmer, Stewart and Daley were
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Former Dry Agent in
California Is Indicted
On Conspiracy Charge
San Francisco, Dec. 1. Mrs. Glad
K. Wafburton, former prohibition
officer for California; John G. Cos
tello, secretary to United States Sen
ator Phelan, and five others were
notified today to appear before th
United States commissioner for ar
raignment on indictments charging
them with conspiracy to violate th
Volstead prohibition enforcemenl
The indictments were returned by
a federal grand jury and placed on
the secret file. They were voted in
connection with an alleged plot to
obtain illegally intoxicating; liquor?
from bonded government ware
houses. Mrs. Warburton was removed
from her position as temporary ear
forcement officer after the investi
gation by the grand jury began.
Costello, in a formal statement, de
nied knowledge of the alleged con
spiracy. Railroads Co-Operating
With Immigration Agents
New York, Dec. 1. -Railway lines
of the west have combined in a
common effort to co-operate with
immigration officials here in solving
the problem of immigrant distribu
tion, it was announced at Ellis
Island. Immigration Commissioner
Wallace said he had received a tele
gram from Eben E. McLeod, chair
man of the Western Passenger asso
ciation, with headquarters in Chi
cago, requesting a conference on be
half of some of the leading railroad
men of the country in this connec
tion. The commissioner fixed next
Wednesday for the conference.
Heavy Import Duty on Wheat
Is Proposed by Kansas Man
Washington. Dec. '.An import
duty of 35 cents a bushel on wheat
is proposed in a bill which Repre
sentative Tincher of Kansas has
drawn for introduction in the house
Representative Tincher also has
prepared another bill designed, he
said, to eliminate "speculation and
gambling" in food products on ex
changes. Kansas City Policeman
Identified as Robber
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 1. Dr. K.
P. Baker identified W. A. Hate.
the patrolman on his beat, as one of
two men who robbed him of $1'H1
and SWU) in checks It wioht. Har-
Ivey denies tbt accusal
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