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The Omaha Daily?Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 190.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY
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By Jeff er is
Nebraska Congressman Sug
gests Drive to Buy Farmers'
Wheat and Feed Starv
(Says Scheme Practical
tViialiinfton Corrtapondcnt Omaba Hrr.
' Washington, D. C. Jan. 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Conditions anions
the farmers ot northwest Nebraska
are almost appalling, according to
information received by Congress-
' man Jefferis, through tlie visit to
Washington last week of men in
terested in motor trucks, automobiles
snid agricultural implements gener
ally. The men told harrassing'
stories , of farmers who are unable
to meet their payments on trucks,
tractors and farm implements be
cause of the low price of wheat and
they urged Jefferis to do something
Inat might have a tendency to re
lieve the very stressful situation.
In a letter to Governor, McKelvie,
' Mr. Jc.fTeris calls the chief execu
tive's attention to the dire need of
the farmers and suggests a. plan
t rr ra ' ni
Mr. Jefferis says; '
We arc advised by Air. Hoover
f.;;d other well-knowu Americans
w!:o have first hand knowledge that
millions of children in Durope are
in want and suffering from hunger.
To aid these little unfortunates, the
people of our country have been
urged to donate liberally to a fund
1 being raised by Mr. Hoover's com
"On the other hand, we have
thousands of farmers of Nebraska,
especially in the northwestern sec
tion,' who face ruin because they are
unable to command a fair price for
their wheat. I would provide for
both euiergancies in the follovying
plan. , ...
"Deputize a committee of promi-.
nent Nebraskans to organize a 'buy
a bushel of Nebraska wheat for
starving orphans of Europe drive.
Each and all our citizens could then
he importuned to buy one or many
bushels of Nebraska wheat, at $2
a bushel, for shipment to Mr. Hoov
er's relief committee. Those pur
ehasing'this wheat should be award
ed suitable badges or buttons t
show that they came to the assist
ance of the Nebraska farmer and
ihe European orphan, in the time of
their greatest need." '
Would Serve Double Purpose.
In commenting on the letter Mr.
UHm-Ts said:' - ' v-
victiort that this plan, if adopted, will
save the, farmers ctf Nebraska from
impending ruin and at the same time
provide for the tneedy in Europe. I
think the plan could well be adopted
in all other wheat growing states
as the farmers universally have felt
the price of falling markets. ,The
people of my state, I feel sure will
be glad-of the opportunity to aid
such a drive and I feel that at least
a portion of the grain so purchased
should be given to aid the Chinese
sufferers, who are in dire distress, and
want." i - -
Whole World Watching
"Dry" Enforcement in
U. S., Johnson Says
New York. Jan.-! 24. William
"Pussyfoot" Johnson, speaking here
at a union minister meeting, declareu
that prohibition in New York, with
all its shortcomings, is better en
forced than the, old license1 laW ever
"Mark you this prophesy," Mr.
Johnson added, "if . An,?rica makes
good and enforces the law every
where, .as she i acady enforcing
it in most parts, the, whole world
will. follow in our footsteps. But,
it" America fails civilization at this
supreme moment, the cause of pro
i, tlirr.ncrlmur ihe i world is
"tfead for 100 years, 'A' short time
;io, the prime minister of England
fold a friend of mine that if America
'made good with her prohibition law,
England would be dry within 10
years." - . , v '
$30,000,000 Belgian Loan
Xew York. Tan. 24. J. P. Mor
gan & Co.. and the Guaranty Trust
company, announced this morning
that subscription books for the $30.
000.000 Belgian loan, were opened
at 10 o'clock and immediately closed.
The announcement was taken te
mean that the loan had been suc-
easfiillv floated and that it was
oversubscribed, although it was said
the amount of the over-subscrirltion
probably could not be determined
for several months.
Large Taxpayers Warned
1U VCnllPVl xjv y aiupa
r;t..,.,l-. Wie Tan: 24. Dis
trict Attorney Zabel warned large
taxpayers not to display their tax
schedules and to beware of too
fashionably gowned young women.
He referred to them as the "tax
vamps and sam lie naa information
that they had frequented the corri
dor' of the city treasurer's office to
peek at taxpayer's schedules and
that two men already had been
' fleeced of $200 and a -diamond ring.
Man Arrested for Death
Of Philadelphia Girl
Philadelphia, Jan. 24. Charles L.
ing,; 21, was arrested in Bristol
onav. charged with killing Arnno
May Stout, 17, high school girl, who
wrs found dead in her home Oc
tober 10, with a bullet wound in her
The -warrant, sworn out by F. M.
Stout, the girl's father, charges Kins
"Dry" Officials Will
Pass Up Home Brewers
Chicago, Jan. 24. Home brewers
will not be disturbed for the pres
ent, despite recent government an
nouncements that they would be
prosecuted vigorously, Frank D.
Richardson, prohibition director,
said, on his return from Washing
ton. , "Xo sanction has been given
home brewing," he said, "but it is
evident that to suppress home stills,
a force many times as large as that
available will be necessary. How
ever, the officers have decided to
pass up the home brewers for the
time being and to go after the bigger
Jury in Dr. Kent
Case to Be Kept
Away From Homes
Judge Makes Ruling Because
Trial Has Caused So Much
Discussion First In
stance in Years.
The 12 men who will decide the
guilt or innocence of "Dr." J I. S.
Kent will not be permitted to go to
their homes during the trial, which
probably will take four days.
District Judge Troup made this
ruling late yesterday afternoon when
the jury selection had been complet
ed. No jury has been kept segre
gated during a trial Jor a number
of year$, but this was a customary
practice in important cases years
"This case is discussed so much
and so many opinions are being ex
pressed that it has been called to my
attention that the jury should be
kept together during the trial," said
Judge Troup. "I trust you will all
take this inconvenience agreeably as
a part of your duties as good citi
zens. You will be provided with
good hotel accommodations, rooms,
beds, baths and meals."
Break News to Families.
Some of the jurors were permitted
to call up their homes and break the
rtews to their families.
Chief Bailiff Louis Grebe was
placed in charge of the 12 men, and
will be with them day and night, at
all times when they are out of the
"Dr." Kent is being tried the sec
ond time on a charge of attempting
to murder two newly-born babies
found in an abandoned cistern near
Thirty-third and California streets,
July 24, 1920. The jury disagreed
in the first trial, two months ago.
, The jury, which will hear the evi
dence consists of 11 married men and
only one bachelor. The single man is
Hugh McEague, Twenty-eighth and
Q -streets. The others are;
7"" Married Jtftors.
Henry Olsen, 3703 North Thirty
ninth street, four children.
Edward J. McAvoy, 2323 South
Fourteenth street, one child.
.Warren W. Hall, 4509 South Fifty-second
street, one child.
Charles A. Miles, 3345 Larimore
avenue, three children.
James T. O'Connor, '3915 Farnam
street, one child.
Altred j Wymau. 3414 California
street, two children.
Frank N. Ryberg. ; 509 North
Twenty-third stree.t, widower, eight
John. J. Sullivan, 2223 Larimore
Columbus Wulf, Irvington, Xcb.,
Lee Neff, 4401 South Twentieth
street, three children.
Jesse McCleese, 3159 South Fif
teenth street, one child.
Admits 'Framing' Hero
Story to Regain Job
Galesburg, 111., Jan, 24. Frank W.
"Spike" Dalton, discharged switch
man of the Burlington route, con
fessed yesterday that he had made
an attempt to make Burlington offi
cials believe he had saved passenger
train No. 1 from going into a ditch
on the outskirts of this city late Sat
urday night. I
After wiring 'two tics to the in
side tracks parallel to the rails and
loosening spikes for 30 feet along
rails Dalton and an accomplice, not
yet apprchended.rlaggcd the train.
DaUon was "a member of the Chi
cago Yardmen's association and was
discharged by the railroad following
the strike last year. He hoped to
regain his job by "saving" the train,
he said. '
Textile Mills to Resume
Providence. R. I.. Jan. 24. Hun
dreds of textile mill operatives will
this week, earn the first full week's
pay since early last spring, when
the mills all over New England fell
victims of the general business de
pression. Many Rhode Island mills
closed entirely or on port time for
many months, have resumed opera
tions on full time.
1 Many managers also posted no
tices that the textile outlook was
brighter than for a long time.
To Charge Passengers
According to Weight
Milwaukee, Jan." 24. The Lawson
Airplane company, when it begins its
Chicago-New York passenger and
mail service sometime in May, will
charge passengers according to their
weight, Alfred W. Lawson. president
of the company, announced.
Provision has been made for car
rying passengers to their approxi
mate weight of two tons, or 4,000
pounds, Mr. Lawson said, and iu ex
planation of the charge for the
weight, he said that it wouVl be un
reasonable to be expected to carry
a man weighing 250 pounds at the
same fare as one weighing not more
than 125 pounds.
Spark From Workman's Chisel
Engaged in Calking Ignites
Fluid and Causes
Entire Block Is Wrecked
(By Tlie Associated Treaa.)
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 24. At least
25 persons, most of them negroes,
were killed, according to police esti
mates, and 50 or more injured by an
explosion here today of a tank car
of gasoline. The explosion de
stroyed a row of frame dwellings at
F'ront and Loony streets, shattered
windows within a radius of 15
blocks and shook the entire north
end of the city.
The resultant fire, which for a
time threatened to SDiead to a Gas
plant and several nearby manufac
turing concerns, was checked before
it gained headway.
Sparks Causes Blast.
Three men were calking the car
and police and tire department at
tributed to the blast from a chance
spark from the chisel which fell into
the v gasoline tank when another
workman removed the cap from the
top of the tank. Two of the work
ers were torn to bits, while, the
third escaped " practically un
scratched. A row of tenement houses, a
block in" length, all of frame con
struction, were leveled by the force
of the explosion and many of their
occupants were killed or maimed.
Ten Bodies Recovered.
' Ten bodies, torn almost beyond
recognition, were removed within a
few minutes. Among them were
four negroes and a baby.
Other bodies were scattered about
for a block around.
A number of the 50 persons given
treatment were seriously hurt.
. The filling station where the ex
plosion occurred was not badly
Virtually no trace of the tank car
Early estimates placed the prop
erty damage at about $150,000.
Bill Would Abolish
Secret Sessions of
U. S. Reserve Board
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Washington8 D. C, Jan. 24. (Spc-.
cial Telegram.) Congressman Mc
Laughlin, who has some very pro
nounced views on the secrecy which
surrounds the federal reserve board
and the Interstate Commerce com
mission, -especially in their executive
deliberations, would put a stop to
such secret meetings through a bill
introduced in the house today. Mr.
McLaughlin recalls the secret ses
sions of the federal reserve board
last year, out of which grew the de
flating policy that has played "hob"
with the farm products and if he
had his way lie would compel all
meetings of these boards to conduct
their business in the open.
His bill provides that alt books,
papers, records and correspondence
of every character shall be open to
the public inspection and that the
members of these boards shall be re
quired to furnish any applicant, ,on
payment of a tee to be prescribed,
copies of any records, hooks, papers,
etc., providing the fee charged is not
in excess of the cost of making such
Opposition to Offer
Of J. Pierpont Morgan
Develops in House
Washington, Jan. 24. Opposition
lias developed among house repub
licans and democrats to accepting
the offer by the government of the
London residence of J. Pierpont
Morgan, as a premancnt home for
the American ambassador.
Leaders predicted, however, that
the objection of some members
would not be strong enough to cause
defeat of the senate resolution au
thorizing acceptance when brought
before the house.
Chairman Porter of the house for-;'
cign affairs committee has intro
duced a resolution which would per
mit acceptance of all such gifts, in
cluding that of "the government of
Chile of an embassy, in connection
with the . movement started by him
to acquire better accommodations)
abroad for American diplomats. But
s"ice the senate has acfed on the
Morgan offer leaders said they would
call up the resolution from that bodv
and put it through.
Middle Eastern States
Plan Meeting in Moscow
London, Jan. 24. A dispatch to
the London Times from Constanti
nople dated Saturday says arrange
ments have been completed for a
conference at Moscow in February of
representatives of the middle east
ern states, including Turkey, Armen
ia and Persia, to settle boundary dis
putes. The newspaper delegates irom
Moslem states have just ended a con
ference at Sivas under communist
auspices, held to form a solid pan
Naval Officer Exonerated
Chicago, Jan. 24. A naval court j
martial sitting at the urcat Jinkes
sfation found Lieut. F. F. Dcclarke,
former personnel of C. F. Station
aviation section, not gutlty of em
bezzlement of the Great Lakes ath
letic fund of, $2,500 and returned him
to active, duty
dent on Trial
For Murder of Chum
Philadelphia, Pa.. Jan. 24.
Charged with the killing of Elmer
C. Drewes, college student, William
H. Brines, his chum and 'a sopho
more at the University of Pennsyl
vania, was placed on trial here today.
The court room was filled1 and extra
arrangements had to be made to
handle the crowd.
' Mrs. Brines, who is t widow,
went forward and affectiona-tely em
braced her son, when he was
Eight women were excused be
cause no accommodations had been
provided for mixed juries.
Death Ends Long
Fight for "Made"
Land in Chicago
"CapV' Streetet, Who Waged
Battle to Jlold Rights on
"Gold Coast," Found
Dead on Houseboat.
: C'hirHgo Tribune-Omalm Bee I.eaaed Wire
Chicago, Jan. 24. ' Captain
George Wellington Streeter, pictures
que, pugnacious claimant to iou acres
of "made" land in Chicago s gold
coast," has given up the battle. He
was found dead this morning on nis
houseboat at F'ast Chicago. He had
apparently died Saturday night.
The houseboat was the scene of
his exile ever since he was finally
oustedrom the "district of Lake
Michigan" by a superior court order.
He ''had been living on the house
boat far several weeks. '
."Cap'n". Streeter was 80 years old
and for many years has been in the
courts, defending what he considered
his right to the "deestrik" which
nature had created around him. He
was the Gabriellc d'Annunzio of the
district and he had about the same
ideas regarding law as has 'his coun
terpart in Fiumc.
J'Cap'n" Streeter's entrance into
the affairs of Chicago was as pictur
esque as his career. A storm drove
his boat ashore, the gale wrecking
his schooner and leaving it on the
sands. That was in June. 1886, and
all he had left was the clothing he
was wearing and a large quantity of 'j
driltwood. He continued to live in
the wreck of the schooner and the
sand began to build around the
wreckage. In course of time this
amounted to more than 100 acres, ill
the richest district of Chicago's resi
dential quarter. The city and gov
ernment maps showed that all this
"made" land was beyond the
"cap'n's" wreck so he claimed it.
He tore apart his schooner and with
driftwood built a cabin. Other ad
venturers were attracted to the spot
'and the "cap'n" organized a small
but' efficient army and set up squat
About this time began a scries of
battles to oust him which, during the
years they have raged, have caused
two deaths, many bullet injuries, and
numberless law suits. Wealthy resi
dents of the neighborhood began the
war by efforts to have Streeter's un
sightly shack torn down. Up to that
time there had been no particular
question raised a to his ownership
of the "made" territory. However,
it was valuable worth, at a low es
timate. $60,000,000 to $100,000,000,
and many attorneys and speculators
broke into the name.
Two Men Believed to
In Lincoln Murder
Lincoln, Jan. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Evidence that two men
participated in the murder of Adrian
F. Brstow, prominent Lincoln
voting man, here Saturday night, was
the latest development in one of the
most cold-blooded murders ever oc
curing in this city.
Neighbors reported to the police
today that' they had seen a second
man-standing, across the street,
shortly before young Barstow was
shot, twice and mortally wounded by
an unknown assailant. They report
ed seeing a man running south from
the Barstow home immediately after
the shooting. The murderer, it is
conceded, rode away on a bicycle
after he had fired th'c two shots
which killed Barstow.
Outside of these reports, no new
evidence was"unco-ercd today tend
ing to shed light on the crime. The
county attorney announced that an
inquest would be held tomorrow.
Renewed Drive to Be Made
By Dry Agents in Chicago
Chicago. Jan. 24. A renewed and
vigorous drive upon the illicit liquor
traffic in the Chicago district was
promised today by Frank D. Rich
ardson, supervising prohibition agent
for the central states, upon his re
turn from Washington, where he
conferred with Prohibition Commis
sioner John F., Kramer ou the de
tails of the plan.
Hundreds of arrests were pre
dicted by Mr. Richardson. "Brew
erics, liquor wholesalers and saloon
men will receive the major atten
tion or the new squads," he said.
Mayor of Cork Surrender
To Immigration Officials
Norfolk, Ya., Jan. 24. Donal
O'Callaghaii. lord mayor of Cork,
was surrendered by his counsel,
Judge Joseph Lawls, to immigra
tion authorities here. He immediate
ly was issued a seaman's certificate
and it was said he could ship aboard a
foreign-bound vessel at his conven
ience. Receivers Appointed for v
Sioux City Insurance Co.
Sioux City, la., Jan. 24. Upon ap
plication of Ben J. Gibson, attorney
general of Iowa, District Court Judge
George Jepsou named Frank Wilder
and Alfred Morton as receivers for
the American Bonding and Casualty
company, a. $500 000 iioux City in-
In Hawkeye State'
Commerce Commission Says
That Practice of Buying Sep
arate Tickets Discriminates
Against Interstate Rates.
Washington, Jan. 24. State pas
senger fares in Iowa must be raised
to the same level as those in prevail
ing interstate commerce, the Inter
state Commerce commission ruled to
day. It said present rates discriminate
against the interstate rates.
The commission said that the Iowa
case was similar in , many respects
to the Xew York and Wisconsin
cases, on which similar- rulings were
made. The fares involved, which ar;
to be raised on" or before March 1,
include a 20 per cent increase in pas
senger lares and a .50 per cent in
crease in Pullman rates. 1
"So long as different bases of
fares arc in effect, intrastate and in
terstate, and no surcharges upon
sleeping and parlor car passengers
are in effect in state traffic." the com
mission said, "it is possible for in
terstate passengers to buy separate
tickets for that portion of their jour
ney within the state of Iowa, the
total charges being less than those
that would accrue at the through
interstate rates. This practice, which
it is practically impossible to prevent,
not only reduces passenger revenue,
but results in greater expense for
printing and' selling tickets and au
diting, slows up operation, reduces
the amount of war tax paid by pas
sengers and reduces the amount of
sleeping and parlor car surcharges."
Hourly Wage System
Cuts Efficiency of
Men, Rail Chiefs Say
Chicago, Jan. 24. The railroad
labor board examined a mass of
statistics presented by eastern roads
as part of the evidence supporting
the railroads' plan for abrogation of
the national agreements. Shop em
ployes were declared to have de
creased their efficiency under fthe
hourly wage system, as compared
with the piece work system, and
many figures confronted the board
in the railroads' attempt to prove
Gov. McKelvie Speaks' at
Business College Banquet
Grand Island. Neb., Jan. 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Grand Island
Business college, assisted by a num
ber of businessmen, entertained the
student body at a banquet at the
Auditorium tonight, over 500 covers
being laid. Governor McKelvie was
one of the principal speakers. Mayor
Cleary acted as toastmaster.
Harding to Take Oath
Upon Stand Used by
Washington, Jan. 24. The'.smal
stand first used at the inauguration
of Abraham Lincoln and at every in
auguration since, except that Of V.
II. Taft, will be used March 4, when
W. G. Harding takes the oath.
The exception in the case of Mr.
Taft was because the ceremony was
held in the seuate chamber.
Swat That Fly!
Will Be Arraigned
I m mm
Postal Authorities Slill Seek
1 Accomplices of Pastor
Mount Vernon, 111., Jan. 24. Guy
Kvle. former nastor of the "Free
Methodist church of Mt. Vernon,' t SlOlier Willis Says,
who is held in connection with the j ,
mail theft of January 14. when i ew York, Jan. 24. Smuggling of
$214,000 in cash and negotiable se-: stowawavs and members of ships'
cunties ,were seemed, today will be . ' TT .. , c. . . ,
taken to Centralia for arraignment creWS mto the Ln,ted SUteS 15 be'
before United States Commissioner j coming so prevalent that an organi
Grant Featherling. I zation has been formed which draws
Postal authorities t ill are inves-j k,crat;ve ecg from European crimi-
l &cillJIK II1C .rt?C Willi A U vlia- i
;,i;t n( niKt 'ar.l
complices in the robbery.
Tostal inspectors are inclined to
believe that some one familiar with
mails had a part in the robbery.
Kyle has admitted complicity and
seated he would plead guilty. He de
clares, however, he did not plan the
theft. All the cash has Ujxn recov
ered. Only One Income of
'$3,000,000 Filed iii 1918
Washington. Jan. 24. One return
of income of $5,000,000 was filed in
1918, according to completed statis
tics of income for that year, issued
iy the bureau of Internal revenue.
Two returns were filed of income
from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 ; 4 ot"
income from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000;
11 from $2,000,000 to $.3,000,000; 16
from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000; and 33
from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000.
Corporations, exclusive of person
al service concerns, reporting during
1918 numbered 317,579, of which
202,061 reported a total net income
of $8,361,511,240. which yield income
taxes of $653,198.483 .and war profits
and excess profits "taxes of $2,505.-
t-565,939, a total of ,$3,158,764,422.
Farmers Elevator Ships ! ,
29,000 .Bushels of Corn
fnatrfee. Neb., Jan. 24. (Special.)
At the annual meeting of the Vir
ginia Farmers' Elevator company a
report was submitted showing that
the company has shipped 29,000
bushels of corn since Dcceinbcfj 10,
last. The following officers were
elected: President, Julius K;cnz; vice
president. Joe Wcise, sr.; secretary,
Joseph Hubka; treasurer, Joseph
County Farm Bureau Drive
Adds 600 Members to Roll
Beatrice, Xcb.', Jan. 24. (Special.)
County Agent L. Boyd Kist said
that as the result of the Farm Pu
rtM membership drive the past
wetfk 600 new members had been
added to the roll. The work will be
continued until the goal of 1.500 is
Beatrice Woman Fined for
Selling Low-Grade Milk
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 24. (Special.)
Miss Bertha Rine. proprietor of
the Klk cafe, pleaded guilty in Judge
Ellis' court to the charge of selling
milk which did not contain the re
quired amount of butter fat. and was
fined $10 and cost. Another charge
tiled against her was dismissed.
To Sell Cotton
Washington, jau. " 24. Approx
imately 4.000.000 pounds of cotton
will be ottered for sale at auction
by the War Department at Boston,
February o, it was announced
Hundreds of Men '
In From Europe
Bringing Aliens to America as
Stowaways Is Becoming Lu
crative Business, Commis-
J ' . .
wishing o cape. it was report
ed by Commissioner Wallis,
Ramifications of the organization,
which charges $50 to p'ace each
stowaway on ships leaving Europe,
extend not only throughout shipping
centers abroad, but also to steamship
officials, longshoremen and others in
this countrv, according to a detec
tive agency which discovered the or
The principal methods employed,
it was said, include obtaining jobs
for a cfrt(fin number on steamships
and these in turn hide others in holds
of ships. , On arrival the "crew"
members lend their passes to the
stowaways, who escape examination
by immigration authorities. Through
collusion with longshoremen the
passes are returned to their original
holders w ho then come ashore.
Within-the last two months, 2,000
of these "seameh" alone have unlaw
fully entered this county, Mr. Wallis
said. The practice is most prevalent
on Italian ships, he said..
French Envoy Denies
New Loan in America
Ww York. Jan. 24. Rumors that
a liau of $100,000,000 was aout to
be negotiated in this country by
France were denied by M. Maurice,
(asenave, minister plenipotentiary,
(lilfctor-general of the French serv
ices in the United Stats, who said
thee was no necessity for such an
operation at this time.
M. Casenavc said the French gov
ernment has made arrangements to
pay on February 1, $10,000,000 to the
United States treasurv, being semi
annual interest on tlie $400,000,000
bonds of the French government
delivered in payment for LTnited
States army materials, purchased
after the armistice. He also said
France would pay to Kuhn, Loeb &
Co., $23,800,000. or the balance of a
loan of $45,000,000 which Lyons.
Marseilles and Bordeaux jointly
placed on the American market in
Minnesota Bank Robbed
Afton, Minn.. Jan, 24. A masked
bandit robbed the bank of Afton of
$400 in cash and $1,500 in bonds,
after locking both cashier and book
keeper in tlie bank vault.
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Measure to Regulate '"Big
Five" and Live Stock Market
ing Agencies Carries by j
Vote of 16 to 33. 3
Nebraskans Split Votes
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chirago Tribune-Omaha Bre I.ard Wire.
Washington, Jan. 24. A coalition
of progressive republicans and demo
crats put the packers regulation bill
through the senate today by a vole
of 46 to 33. The measure provides
for government supervision of the
meat packing industry, which its ad
vocates contend will protect stock
growers and meat consumers lr.nn
alleged price control by the packers,
but which its opponents pronounce
ait invasion of private enterprise ?p
proaching state socialism.
Ihe bill now goes to tne noui-e,
where it is in for some hard sled-
dins in the remaining 38 legislative
davs of this congress. Predictions
are rife that it will not become a
law at this time, for unless the hous?
should accept the senate measure
without change, which would be un
usual, an agreed bill would be
evolved so late in the session that a
few senators could talk a conference
report to death by March 4.
Vote of Senate.
Here is the way the senate lined
up on the final roll call on the bill-.
Republicans for: Borah, Capper,
Curtis, Gooding. Gronna, Johnson,
(California) Kellogg, Kenyon, La
Follette, Lenroot, McXary, Nelson,
Xorris, Poindexter. Spencer, Stcr-.
ling, Townsend and Willis.
Total republicans for, 18.
Democrats For-rAshurst, Culber
son, Fletcher. Glass. Gore, Harris.
Harrison. Hitchcock, Johnson
(South Dakota), Jones (New Mex
ico), Kcndrick, . Kirby, McKellar,
Myers, Overman, Owen. Phelan,
Fittman, Pomerene, Ransdell, Reed,
Robinson, Sheppard, Smith (Geor
gia), Swanson, Trammel!, Walsh
(Massachussets) and Walsh (Mon
tana). Total 28.
Total for 46.
Republicans Against Ball, Brand
ege, Colt. Dillingham, Edge, Elkius,
Fernald, France, Hale, Keyes, Knox,
Lodge, McCumber, McLean, Moses,
New, Tage, Fhipps, Sherma n,
Smoot, Sutherland, Wadsworth,
Warren. Total 23.
Democrats Against Beckham,
Denial, Heflin, King. Shields, Smith
(Arizona), Smith (Maryland), Stan
lev, Underwood and Williams. To
tal 10. .... ...
Total Against '33. . '
Two Amendments Adopted.
Numerous efforts to amend tlie
bill before the final roll call failed
j with two exceptions. An amend;
ment onerea Dy senator ritiman or
Nevada,' to exempt farmers and live
stock men from the operation of the
act was adopted by a vflte of 38 to
37. Another amendment proposed
by Senator Borah of Idaho, declar
ing proceedings under the act to be
open to the public, was adopted
without a record vote.
Senator Sherman pf Illinois took
a parting fling at the bill. "Every
one," he said, "knows how to run
the packing industry except the
packers. Why don't jou go after
The .tctiorf of the senate came as
a result of ' years of agitation in
congress. Supporters of the measure
contended it was dangerous to the
nation s welfare to permit so large an
industry dealing in foodstuffs ta go
The bill creates a federal five stock
commission of three members ap
pointed by the president, at a salary
of $10,000 a year, to supervise the
packing industry. ,
Provisions of Bill.
The bill prohibits the packers from
engaging in unjust and unfair prac
tices; from buying or selling live
stock in such a way as to affect
prices or. create a monopoly, and, re
quires them to dispose of their own
ership or interest in stock yards
within two years unless the time is
extended for good cause.
The bill gives the commission pow
er to make rules and regulations to
enforce the prohibitions and require
ments, and grants it drastic au-,
thority to obtain information about
the conduct of the packers' busi
ness. It also sets up a scheme of
registration, adopted in lieu of the
licensing system originally proposed.
Upon violation of the regulation the .
commission-can hale a packer to
court and ask that he be fined.
Mrs. Rockefeller to Aid
European Relief Council
New York. Jan. 24. The millon'
dollar gift of John D. Rockefeller,
jr.,- to the F-uropean Relief council
was followed by announcement that
Mrs. , Rockefeller had offered her
services to the Y. W. C. A. to riiscv
funds for the' same purpose.
Mrs. Rockefeller has accepted the
chairmanship of the invisible guest
day committee, which will have
charge of serving the noonday meal
in Y. W. C. A. cafeterias' on Febru
ary 1. She will be hostess to 50
society women and has asked busi
ness men to eat their noondav meal
on that day in these ' cafeterias
throughout the country.
Kentucky Governor Will
Probe Night Riders' Work
Lexington, Ky Jan. 24. Gover
nor Morrow today planned an in
vestigation of the nightriders in the
tobacco belt of Kentucky, following
the appearance of "riders" Satur
day night for the first time in 15
Fifteen t'arniersv in Bath and Flem
ing counties were visited and ad
vised that the selling of their to
bacco crop or the planting of a new
crop this year, would result in the
burning of their barns and destruc
tion of other propertj
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