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VOL. 50 NO. 191.
rum Measure Ousting Four
Of Six Secretaries Lost in
House by Vote of
55 to 41.
Rodman Defends Code
Lincoln, Jan. 23. (SpeciaU)-t-Thc
Byrum" bill which would throw four
of Governor - S R.r McKelvie's si.
code secretaries out of ! a job and
place elective state officers in their
places, is dead. It was voted down
. in the lpwer houscthis afternoon, 55
tli 41. . ' -
The defeat of this bill was looked
upon fn political circles as the doom
of all anti-code secretary legisla
tion and Was not taken as 8 very
good sign for the general, welfare
ot" the Byrum bill for a new budget
' The fight on the' Byrum bill was
. precipitated ' v.heir it was referred
back to the committee of the whole
from the committee oa miscellaneous
affairs with a recommendation that
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it oe inacnnuciy pumuohcu. n mi-
ority report from the committee
hlgtiea uy .lippersuii, tndiiiimu,
AnHorsnn CHamitfon. McKec.
Franklin ..and Johnson that it be
placed on general file, was presented.
Byrum Defends Bill.
A motion to adopt the committee
report was made. A: substitutes to
adopt the minority report followed.
ir.e vote on tnc .sudsuiuic, m iji
ind 55 against, was the deathkncll
3f the bill.
Representative A. II. Brum of
r,v.,L-i:., lot ih (iaht fnr adnntion
' Dt.the minority report. . "The code
kill is putting Us each year closer and
;1oscr to one-man power and is strip
aing elective officers of their duties,"
Byrum declared. , u
V, - J -I v:t..1t .1 firt.t
for the code bill. "We have fought
this same proposition out at the
constitutional convention and at the
session two years ago," Rodman dc-
dared. . v ' :. .', .
A number cf others spoke for and
against the 'ill
Vote': 55 to 41.
- The nonuartisan lcasuers voted
with the Byrum faction. So did the
democrats. Following is thr vote;
For adoption of minority report;
Acton, Anderson (Hamilton)," Ax
'tell,' . Beans, Beckman, Bchrens,
P.ocl, Bowman. Byrum, : Cole,
Douglas. Dreusedow. Epperson,
t'Osler,, rranRiin, j-rrost, wnoraj
inimore,' naKanson, partner, 1
hard. Hoare. Hoffmeister, johnsomi
Laurttsen, ; LcTtwtch, VMcfcartanU.
' Tk.T1 .... T:,n.rt,li. f'fl-ir1
Osterman, . Peterson, Rank, Smith,
Strong,; Thompson, , Ullstrom, Wi
er, Young, Anderson (speaker).
Total, 41.' '
Against; Anderson (Knox), Arm
strong, Barbour, Bethea, Clizbe,,
Davis, Downing, Dyball, Essam
Frantz,'- Frausier, Good, Gould.
Green, Hascall. Jeary, Kendall,
Lundy, Lynn, McClelland,' McLeod,
Mears, s . Medlar, Mellor, . Mickey.
Miner, Merian, " Mosley, Murphy,
Nutzman. Palmer, Park. Perkins,
liandalh Feed, Refteker, Robertson,
Rodman, Ruddy, Sandquist, Snow.
Sommerland. Sprick, Staats, Steph
enson, Sturdevant, Vance, Votaw,
Wallace. VTebster, Westerhoff,
ht, Williams. , Wolfe, Wood.
Wires in Nebraska
DamarVaOyl r A mAimf
Of $250,000 by Sleet
Damage to telephone and telegraph
.i : t. v- . i .1 . .
wires inrougnoui Atnraswa amount
ed to approximately $250,000, caused
the last 24 hours. The transconti
nental telephone lines were broken
in nine places in Nebraska. .
Grand Island, Aorth Platte, Brok
en Bow and St. Paul were isolated
. for a while "from telephone service.
lhe storm first struck between Jules
urg and North Platte. More than
.i.UOO telephone poles were reported
ovn. Telephone service through
out the state was interrupted.
Though the storm was not accom
panied by high winds, the steady
sleet spread ruin along the wires.
, Iji ; this same territory serious
' damage was sustained during March.
1020, by the American Telephone and
Telegraph Co., the loss at that time
Iking estimated at $500,000. y
Pittsburgh Woman Attempts
' T Gl a TV- : r a
UUUUl AlCSilU III VJIUIl
, T'Htsburgh. Pa., Jan. 25. Mrs.
Lillian Bangham pressed the mti?z!e
jrf a -pistol to the side of William
Wilson, a negro, charged with as-
saulting. her, at a court hearing in
Forest Hills borough, near here, to
jday. She pulled the trigger, but the
pistol did not go off. Forty or 50
. women, assembled in the court room
cried "kill him" and "we'll stand by
you." " ., f i' .. . '
Wilson Uses Pen for First
Time in Year and a Half
'Washington. Jan. 25. Congress re
ceived from President Wilson todav
the first message signed with pen
and ink since -the president was
taken ill a year and a half ago. "The
message had to do with changes in
customs) districts. Since his illness
and up io this time the president has
USetl art lnUrilUIS IJCUtll Ml 0:b""'B
communications to congress.'
Defaulting Kansas Bankers
tr ra AT
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Coftevville. Tvan.. Jan. 2s. Allen
T. Newman.! president of the defunct
People's State bank of. Coffeyvilte,
and his brother. Rufus P. Newman,
,- ytce president.- today pleaded guilty
to embezzlement . and forgery and
ach was sentenced to 33 years at
fcjM'rf lahr in the state oenitentiary.
Omaha r. 0.
Captain of Guards
At Prison Promoted
Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.)
Dan G. Kavanaugh. connected with
the Nebraska penitentiary fgr the
last 12 years, where he is Captain
of the guard and assistant deputy
warden, has been advanced, by the
state board cf control o tie deputy-ship,
it Was announced' vy $he
Tht salary of the deputy is $1,800
a year and maintenance.
He succeeds X. T. Harmon, who
resigned last week to become cliict
state probational officer for 'the
new board or pardons, at a salary
of $3,000 a year. "
The board accented the recom
mendation ot Warden W. ') Fen
ton that Mr. KavanlluKh be named
as Mr. Harmon's successor. -. ,
To Probe Europe's
Supreme Board Rejects ; Pro
posal to Loan Monef or to
Turn Austria's Financial
Problem Over to League. .
Parisv jan. 25. (By .The Associ
ated ' Press.) Aftef rejecting v a pro
posal, to turn the Austrian financial
problem over to the, league' of na
tions, the allied supreme council de
cided to appoint a commission td
make a thorough inquiry-into the
entire question of the economic sit
uation in Europe with particular ref
erence to Austria. .. .
The council took this action in
view of the opinion of the conferee
that as the Austrian situation uy
volvedt the entire European economic
situation it was advisable to have
this situation thoroughly inquired
into through the most ' competent
representatives of the allied coun
tries obtainable. '
These representatives, , it was ' tie3,
cided, will b$ Sir Robert Horn, pres
ident of the; British board of trade;
Louis 'Loucher, France; $ignor Gian
nini, the Italian economic expert, and
probably the ministers of commerce
of other .allied (Countries, including
Belgium. This commission was ap
pointed this forenoon. V ."
During the discussion in , the coun
cil today the general opinion devel
oped thati it was useless to try to do
anything for Austria apart from the
solution of - the' economic problems
of the neighboring countries, with
v.'hich- Austria's future is bound to
be closely connected and the sugges
tion from the Austrian section of the
reparations cofnmission for an ad
vance to Austria of $25,000,000 for
10 years, guaranteed by pledges on
Austria's" resources, was -not acted
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Local Legion Cage
Team After Contests ;
With State Quintets
The Douglas, county post of , the
American Legion is angling for
basket ball games. TSee loopl post
is represented 'by what members or
theorganization believe 'to be one of
the strongest quintets in the state
and they arc anxious to prove this
Any Legion teams in Nebraska
or Iowa; wanting contests with the
Dougla.v county , quintet -Vare re
quested to communicate wnh Jakv.
Isaacson, Star' Shoe coinpam-.
Omaha, Nb. The Omaha ' squad
prefers to meet Ame-ican Legion
teams, although it will . play 'any
quintet, no matter how la"gc'
small. i J
'The state activities committee of
the American Legion is planning to
stage a Legion basket ball tourna
ment at either Lincoln or Omaha
some t'rac during March. Legion
teams in the state anxious to enter
this tourney should write to the
committee at Lincoln. . ,
505 Alien Anarchists
Ari l")nnrtrl Frmn TT
Washington. Tan. 25. Five htm.
dred and five aliens .classed as an
archists were deported from the
United States from February 1,
1919, to January 1, 1921, the Depart
ment of Dabor announced today.
Also 1,119 alien anarchists were or
dered " deported,' the difference be
tween "orders" and "shipments" be
ing represented by those who. wee
permitted to remain teiporarily
because of lack of . transportation,
appeals and ether similar reasons.
During the past month, 83Russian
Europe Approves Plan to
Halt Immigrants at Source
Washington, Jan. 2?. Secretary
Wilson's suggestion that the admis
sability of immigrants' be tonsid
rred at, the source to avottl the
"tragedy of aliens breaking im their
homes and romincr tn AnipnY: ntitwl
to be excluded, 'has- net ith the
instant approval ' of European gov
ernments and American diplomatic
and consular officers, Anthony, Cant
inetti, commissioner general of im
migration, today told .the senate im-
j migration committee. .
43.000 Bales of Cotton
Glut New York Market
New York. Jan. 25. The .squeeze
in January cotton contracts culmi
nated today when shorts tendered
45,000 bales, the biggest amount for
a day in years, making a total of
83,000 delivered to bulls during the
month. Present dull mill demand
and total absence of ocean freight
room gives the imprfssiou that this
cotton probably will remain here a
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Wife SIayer Pleads Guilty r-
Algona. la., Jan. 25. E. T. Ben
jamin pleaded - guilty to having
killed his wife a week ago Satur
day in ' the Kossuth district court
this afternoon. He will be sen
tenced next Tuesday fy Judge D. F.
Coyle at Humboldt, it was said
- Clan Mattar May It, ISM. at
Uttv At al Mann 9. 1(71.
Silver Lining in Couds of
Present"Dull Times" Point
ed Out4y Nebraska Mer
chants in Meet."
Ad Campaigns ' Urged;
T"1. .,'! It II a 11 (T 111 til A
Hire and the outlook isn't half bad.'j
inats tnc auiiuae iaKcn uy mem
bers of 'the Nebraska Federation of
Retailers, who are holding their an
nual convention at the Hotel Rome.
Following a short general busi
ness session the various units com
posing the main organization went
into individual sessions to hear talks
and addresses, which were optimisti;
from the word go.
Advertising was the keynote of the
speech delivered to the members of
tl,i Kotail Drv Goods and Rcady-to-
IWear association by Fred H. Schock
of Falls City. Aeb.
: ? i Plenty of Business. ;
'"There" is nothing the matter with
business," the speaker said. "There
is plenty of business in all lines if
the retailer will only make an hon
est effort' to get it. Advertising and
plenty of it will help solve the prob
lem of 'dull times.' Business is every
where, all that needs to be done is
go after it." , ' . . , t
Mr. Schock outlined his methods
of conducting special sales, of dispos
ing of remnants, and accumulations
of stock and gave other "shop" hints.
Li C. Nash, Omaha, a director jn
the national association,; read a re
port' on the national convention.. He
urged all members of the Nebraska
association to join the national or
ganization at once. : "
Netd Team Work.
In speaking of business Mr. Nash
said: . : . f:.-',;- -t '.'
"Team work counts in any busi
ness just as it does on the athletic
field. , Retailers should adopt th
idea. I With team work, .one man
who has suffered losses through bit
ter experiences may pass his ideas
aJong to his fellow merchants and
assist them , to avoid mistakes he
made." ' v ; . 1 , ,
Cliff Crooks, Fairbury,' Neb.,
talked on "In the Period of Read
justment 'of Prices, How, Are We to
Adjust, Our Expense Account." Va
rious .niejhdds" pursued during the
readjustment period merchants .arc
now pasi"g through, were explained
by Mr. Crooks.
P f Ivrv. tirofefcsor of marketina
at the" state university cbllege of
business administration, delivered a
lecture on "Advertising and selling
Shoes," to th retail shoe, dealers.
. Imagination Needed.
. VImagiiation . is ' needed in- busi
ness," Mr. Ivty said. , "The busi
ness man in 'his advertisine must
put' his wares to the, public in such
a marjner tnai nicy win nuv vmy m
tfact attention but make an appeal.
Goods being dvertised should be
placed before the public, in suitable
surroundings."-' ., I f. " ' '. .
Mr. Ivey then gave cxamules of
advertising ideas used bv severa'yof
s (Tom to 'fag Foor. Colimin Fur) 1
Wilson to Receive .
Ohio Governor at .
White House Today
Washington. Jan. 25. Former
Governor James M. Cox of Ohio wili
be received by President Wilson to
morrow at '11 o'clock, it was an
nounced today at the White House.
Among those with whom Mr. CoX
conferred today was George White,'
chairman of the democratic nation
al committee, who arrived here to
day. ,Mr. White had no commght
toVmake on politics. ' He will ap
noint sn executive committee while
here to take charee of party af-
fairs until the next democratic cam
While here Mr. Gox is making
further arrangements for his trip to
Europe. It is said that he purposes"
to visit each of the countries in
volved in, the vmr . so he will be
competent to discuss and weigh in
ternational questions which prob
ably will arise after his return. v
Paris wiljf be made the headquar
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Cox and party
while, abroad and, Ireland is includ
ed in'' the itinerary as now, arranged.
Kansas Senator Attack .
'Appointment of Rickards
Washington, Jan. 25. Charges
that the., appointment of Jlaj.
George C. Rickards as chief of the
War department militia (Htreau was
made contrary to the spirit of .tjft
law are made hi a resolution ' in
troduced by Senator Capper, repubfi
lican, Kansas, as allowing the de:
partment to disclose the recom
mendations of the appointee. ,
t The resolution said the adjutants
genefal of .15 states had united cm
Charles nI. Martin, adjutant general
Of Kansas, for the job. ,
Committee Finishes Audit
Of Bank of North Dakota
Bismarck, N. D., JanJ 25. The re
port on the ..audit of the Bank iff
Nort Dakota and other state-owned
industries was submitted to the state.
boardN of audit today and copies
given .to speaker of the house and
the president of' the ; senate. ,j ,The
comtniltee of nine instrucipd by the
house to nihke a report hif the audit
will meet tonight and organize' at
an executive session. Public hear
ings will begin tomorrow. : , ;
Hundred Millions AskM
For Roads-in House Bill
Washington. 'Jan. 25. Appropria
tion of $100,000,000 for public roads
during the , next fiscal year is pro
posed in a bill reported today by
the house roads committee. .
vSy s A head
$200 Reward Offered
For Capture of Slayer
Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie announced this
aitenuoon a reward of $200 for the
arrest and conviction of the slayer
cf Adrian F. Barstow, prominent
Liucoln young man, who ,w; mur
dered here last Saturday high;.
At the same time County Attorney
C. E. Jfatson announced that lie
would ask the county commission
ers to offer a large reward, and it
is understood that a private fund of
$5,000 -will be offered.
The police had no new i?veloi.
mcnts in the case to offer today.
gaJ)cs jj, f ell"
Appear in Coprt
At Dr. Kent Trial
Prisoner Takes Notice of
Infants; Miss Boeke," Charged
With Being Mother,.Vis-
:.? ' ibly Affected. , ,
A surprise was "sprung" by the
"state in' the prosecution of Dr. H. S.
Kent yesterday afternoon when the
two "well babies" he is accused of
having tried to kill last July were
, brought into the court room. ,
- In the arms, of two nurses from
the Methodist hospital, little Jimmie
and Betty Wells, as the twins have
been named,, were earned in. ine
nuneses took front seats whjk Jim
mie in his little blue coat and Betty
in her little red coat immediately
began to take in the scene with in-r
Dr. Kent did not once turn his
head in their direction but kept his
gaze steadily front and center.
' Miss Boeke Affected. 1,
Louise ', Boeke, 25, charged with
being the babies' mother, sat with
her, mother. The instant she saw
the' babies, a flush went over-her
face, slje' clutched .the arms of her
chair and said something to her
mother. Then she gazed at the
babes steadily as they rested on the
.laps" of the nurses.
The. appearance , of the clnldren
was tfhe signal for the attorneys on
the two sides of the case to make
legal motions bearing on the ight
of the babes in court.
Judge Troup finally ruled fo ex
clude Betty from the courtroom, but
to permit Jimmie to stay, he having
been the first babe placed : in the
well. . '
Lulu Hollar. Timmic's nurs?. then
took the witness stand and testified I
While1 Jimmie sat on her lap and '
cooed affably at the jurymen, who
smiled broadly at him.-., " j
Says Kent Was "Goat." !
. 'Dr. H. ,S. Knt.;i 9t-(hc-ft'f)er'J
of.the-'well babies' and the defense I
wiu stiow the utter absurditv of th
accusation that he placed "them in
the- abandoned well,", declared Eu
gene O'Sullivp, attorney for Kent,
in his opening statement to the jury
yesterday morning. .
O'Sullivan declared that 'Kent has
been made the "goat" in the' whole
affair. v ' .
i "We. will prove," he asserted, "that
Kent did not leave his confectioiiery
store for one- .minute hpfwppn th
lime the first ba"be was found in the
well and the time the second was
found there. Now, if he didn't put
the second baby in the well, is it like
ly that he put the first one in?"
In the. state's opening statement to
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Nationalizing of Coal
Industry Is Favored
By Nebraska House
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Lincoln, Jan. 25. (Special.) A
resolution by. Representative Harry
Foster o, Dduglas, putting the
lower house on, record as favoring
the nationalizing of the coal in
dustry of the United States, was
adopted after a hard fight today' by
a vote of 42 to 37.
Foster claimed that the only man
ner in which the constantly quarrel
ing coal i, operators and miners
could learn of the disgust and dis
favor of the public at the resultant
increases in prices was to go on rec
ord at legislative andsother public
assemblages for 'nationalizing, such
State Agent Under Fire
Of Wtsbluff Council
Scotts Bluff, Neb., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The city couiicil of
Scotts Bluff forwarded to Governor
McKelvie today resolutions of pro
test against the state agent, Gus
Hyers, who has been conducting an
anti "booze" campaign in this citv,
branding the work of the sheriff and
his deputies, as "Prussian methods
of law ; enforcement against free
American citizens." The resolution
commends the .work done here by
Police Chief P. -J. McSwcch, who
is sajd to, Jiave been accused by Hy
ers before Mayor McCreary of "be
I Deputy Sheriff Ca1 Schmitt is
accused of brutally striking a man
he had arrested and forcing him to
undress in jail for Schmitt's amuse
ment. . . .
Man Sentenced to State
Prison for Stealing Hog
,s Broken Bow, Neb., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial,) Joseph L. Bcyett, charged
with stealing a hog from George
Thurman of Oconto several . weeks
ago, was" found guilty in clistricjt
court and given and indeterminate
sentence of from one o iive years
in the penitentiary. ''-,',.
r Minister to Be Arraigned.
.-'Hast St. Louis, HI., Jan. 25. Guy
Kyle, 47, former rector of the Free
Methodist church at Mt. Vernon,,
111., who has confessed participation
i ,the.$212,000 mail robbery at "Mt.
Vernon Jayuary,14, last, was brought
here today from Mount Vernon for
ararignment before a United States
JANUARY 26, 1921
Those Phdtps of
Yours JVlay Prove
,' . .
, s Buried Treasure
Dig 'Em Out Bee Offers $50
in Prizes for Best Work of
,.';T Amateur Photog- s
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Why koep those ho'ograph.s hid
den avay where they are seldotn
seen and almost forgotten? If
they're good ones, -they're worth
showing to your friends and they're
- Look them over, select the best
ones and put them in competition
for the $50 prize money in , The
Bee's Amateuf Photographers' con
test. If you think you could take
better pictures now, try some new
ones. One photo;may win for yo'J
a $25 prize. '
Showing Keen interest. - V
.The Bee's contest is bringing
forth for publication "many clever
examples of the best work of Ne
braska and Iowa photographic am
ateurs. ' ;
Pictures submitted during the
first few days of the content indi
cate there's going to he keen com
petition, for the prizes, offeied and
the title of champion amateur pho
tographer of two: states.. Thfre are
several possible prize , winners
r.mong the photos already offered.
Inquiries regarding rules of the
contest have been received . irom
many amateur photographers not
regular subscribers of The Bee. .,
- ' Conditions of Contest. '
For their benefit conditions of the
comoetition pre. repeated here:
Pictures must be taken "some--
where in Nebraska or Iowa" by
Nebraska and Iowa amaffur pho
tographers. Pictures takeit
cither before or after the open
ing of the contest arc eligible.
'; ; There are no restrictions re
garding the subject matter of the
There is iio restriction on size'
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of pictures eligible to entry in
me contest. ' , - ,
Prize-winning pictures to be
published in The , Sunday" Bee
rotogravure section. .,. - , - '
All pictures submitted to be-' ;
come property of The Bee, with
the condition due credit be given
to the photographer for all. pic
tures published. . , , , t
The Bee asks permission to use
the original negatives of prize--winning
pictures for purposes 61 t
enlargements. ' ,
First prize to be $25: second
prize. $15: third prize. $ltt!
Prizes to be awarded . by a
board of three judges, .composed,
of two professional photographers j
and the editor" of - The -Bee
rotogravure. ' . 1-'' I
Pictures to reach contest editor
by February 19. T .
Name and address of oirtestant
to be on back of eacl picture sub
mitted. , . 4 "'
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Toledo Bandits in Jewelry a
Store Get Over $30,000
Toledo. O., Jan. 25. -Four bandits
entered the Daniels jewelry , store
here today, bound the proprfetor and
customers, hand and foot and es
caped in an automobile with jewelry
vkluedsat more than $.10.000. 1
Funeral Services Held '
Norfolk. Neb., Jan. 2?.' (Special
Telegram.) Impressive ": funeral
services were held here for John R
Haye. United States jCommissionjr
and once republican' (Candidate for
congress in thc'.Thirdi district Bur
ial was made in Norfolk. ' ' ,
actp mwA tttte it his cpnvta- ippcV ) ' "' r& 1 7 X
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i Airplane Company Wl S " y J
Fl TuChurttPauenttr Uti , K oVffS 2 V '
W, Atnrdint to WtifU . "' tUV , V
V w-'-.-:k'.:.ta. i' -i 'x :..",... fiJ- tn art I I
Mall (I mil. latll 4th Zaat. Dally and Sunday. : Dally Oaly, IS: Sunday. M
Outilda 4tk loat It ar). Daily aaa Suailay. l; Dally Oaly. ail; Siia.ay Oaly. i
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Chicago Girl Slips
One Over on Rich Dad;
Weds Champion Poet
Cbirago Trlbune-Oiimhn' Be .LeaMd Wire.
Chicago! Jan. 25. Prisible Tard
rldge has put another one ove on
her wealthy father, A. J. Pardridge.
real estate dealer. This time she has
contracted matrimony, her husband
being Lester ("ohenv champion poet
of thr D'Hr Pickle club!
Prisciila has been a series of sen
sations ever since she g"i"aduated in
to the debuntante and sub-deb classi
Once she was on the stage, but her
father snatched her from the foot
lights. Then she caused society to
gasp j by accepting a position in a
Denver department Store.
Meanwhile, Lester v Cohen, " the
champion of the .many poets who
inhabit the Dill Pickle club, had
risen out of the ordinary, by tuning
his lvre to sinff symoatheticallv of
i the cruel deportation Of Emma Gold
man. Asiae trom trns master ettort,
little . is known ct him',. His wife,
Prisciila, announces that .she will re
turn ,to the stage.
Conductor in Jail for
Killing Man Whom He
Found in His Home
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,' Sioux City, la., Ja: 25. O. L.
Bentley. a conductor on' the Chicago
and j Northavestem tine between
Albert Lea, Minn., ,and Fort Dodge,
la., is in jail at-AlbertiLea, ,on a
charge of murder. - Bentjey isheld
for killing Orie Olson, a world war
veteran, whom he is said to have
foOnd in his home. ' -
His wife also-is in custody.- Bent
ley who'ls supposed to have started
on his run ;to Fort Dodge, returned
horrie, .unexpectedly, and on finding
Olson there,, it' is declared, opened
firer sending two bullets into his
body. " . , ' ' ' '.
Naval Court of Inquiry
V Concludes Langdon Prohe
Vladivostok. Tan. 25. The Amer-
1'can .naval court of inquiry and the
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Japanese niiiuaiy cuur.i tuntiuucu n
irjdiry here itfto the shooting of
Naval tLieutenantWarrcn H. Lang
don byfa Japanese sentry here early
A decision is expected soon.
The U.S. S'New Orleans, which
brought Admiral Glcave comman-dcr-injJuef
of the American Asiatic
fleet and the'rlatd of naval officers
herc.'lcft'Monday for Shanghai, tak
iug the body of Lieutenant Lngdo;1.
Preserved Spinach Causes
'"'" ; Death of Two Persons
-Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 25.
Two persons, a nurse and an vorder
ly, are dead at Blodgtt hospital
here, three others are d.yin'g and
several more are "in a critical condi
tion as a result,, hospital authorities
believe, of eating preserved spinach
last Saturday night.
-Thtf' dead are 5 -
MISS FLOSSIIy -: COYLE, a
nurse. " . '' ,, ', '
"tQHN,SMjrH, 35, hdsMtal or
der. ,' -t .
Plot to Exterminate Dry ,
( Agents Fountl iu Alabama
Florence,- Ala., Jan. 5, K plot to
exterminate the force oi prohibition
enforcement officer, operating " in
norUfrn Alabama has been un
earthetli according to State Super
visor N L. Pierce. Discovery of the
plot, he said, today.j followed' the
arrest of 11 persons in connection
with the .'killing Saturday of Don
Stephenson, a member of a prohibi
tion squad, Jmd the wounding at the
same time of two other officers,
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Bill is Delayed
Plan to Aid Farmers Opposed
By ; Democratic Senator
'Talk Continued Until -.
Washington, Jan. 25. The Ford
ney. emergency tariff bill , was
brought into the senate for consid
eration today, but immediately ran
into a small filibuster, j Merits of
the bill and reasons for its early
enactment had scarcely been outlined
by Senator McCumber, republican.
North Dakota, before Senator Har
rison, democrat, Mississippi,
launched an attack which continued
Tactics in forcing delay in con
sideration were considered sound by
opponents of the. bill inasmuch as the
postofhee appropriation bill ' is
scheduled for tomorrow and several
other money bill are expected to be
ready ater that measure is ojtit of
the way. ' -' ,
Senator McCumben? appealed for
action on th ground that the bill
would! effect more than. 30.000.000
"You want to makt the "farm at
tractive," he said. '"You know how
as well as I do. s It is to make farm
ing worth while. It is the glow of
the dough that is attractive and that's
why this measure should be passed
Senator Harrison charged that the
North Dakota senator wanted "to
save a few people by making the
rest of the country payi the bill.''
Such a.tariff as asked on'wheat, he
said, could do nothing but- increase
the price of bread. He asked
whether in the recent campaign it
had not been one of the chief argu
ments of the republican party that
the cost of living should be lowered.
The bill, he said. Was being used
to "lmodwink" the farmers and he
asked the republican tside where,
then, only two senators were seated,
if it were not wrong "tp foolt Vour
constituents so soon after election."
x When Senator McCumber asked
adjournment be taken? Mr. Harrispn
walked out of the chamber with a
Political Factional Fight
Iu Mexico Near Solution
Mexico Citv. Ian. 25.-'Solution of
the struggle between the copneratisa
party, and the libcral-dpnstitutidn-alist
organization, which has led to
the inauguration and functioning of
two municipal governments in Mex
ico City is believed to be within
reach as a result of the "refusal of
President Obregow to aid the co
operatisa partv. The president re
ceived a delegation of leaders from
this organization yesterday, and de
clared he could extend no help to
it which would increase1 its chances
of controlling the city council. . ;
Fair and colder Wednesday.
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p. m . .
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' Khippm Rullrtln.
rrotoct phlpmrnti durtnr.th Bx
to S6 hours trom temporaturca as
lows: North and wrat, 10 decrees;
ad loulh, it decrtea,
To be Asked
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Coroner's Jury . Orders , First j
i Degreet Murder Charges Be
Made Agit Man Who ;
Prisoner Is Unaffected
Dcatit penalty, will he sOiu.Tht I'.v
the state for YV. E. Bcrton, 'Kansas
Citv actor, who shot and killed l,i
bride, Jeauette, " 22 Monday, "after '
summoning police to ms apartment
in the Hollywood with the word Iw ,
was vgoing to murder bis wife, ac
cording to Deputy County At'omcy
Raymond. Coffey after 4he inquest
yesterday afternoon. ' 4 .
The indues') was held at tho Slack
& falconer morgue at 2. But three
witnesses were examined. They
were Miss Eulalia Worismich, .fisicr
of the dead iride, and H. M. Pratt -of
Muskogee, Okl.,' ind William
Silvers of Kansas City, friends oi
the slayer. '.
All three testified they had. heard
the husband threaten h:s wife.
Real Name ' Revealed.
Ber'ton's real name is . Burnell
Lawson, it was revealed at the in
The 'defendant was nof placed on
the witness ; stand. His confession
to the police was read tp the jury
which immediately returned a ver-
diet ordering him held without bond
for trial for murder.
Deputy Coffey said first degree
murdef charges would be filed
against : him today, and his, trial
would, probably be hclcf the first
week hi February.
The sister and two men will be
held as state's witnesses. '
Mrs. Berton, pretty bride, was
shot through the head. She died in
the Wise Memorial hospital last
night. i .
Berton took the news 6f his wife's t
death calmly and slept soundly in his,
solitary cell at Central police sta-
tion the rest of the night.
besides Berton Eulalia Wort
smith, alias Edna Milo, sister of the
dead girl, and two friends of the hus
band. H. M. Pratt of Muskogee, Okl., '
and William Silvers of Kansas Citv,
Berton will go the electric chair
for-shooting his wife if Actinu Chid
rof - Detectives Pszanowski ha his
way. ' . ,, ,
Berton Unperturbed. '
Nonchalantly whistling thef .latest,
ragtime. "Margi," the yoimg mai- sal
iu. his soljtary cell yesterdaj- unper-
turbed ,by the knowledge thai " his
pretty -jiuung wife lay dead from a.
bullet he had fired. : ' - ' i ,
"Down iny heart I know I did
right," he maintains. "She -wasn't
square with me. - She laughed when
I threatened to shoot her. I saw.
red. And I shot.
"No, Lkuew what I was doing."
Berton declared, however, he will-'
enter a nlpa nf tint cmiltv fhpn triprt
piis plea will be tempoiry insanity.
he said. ; .
He is a neat fellow, dressed' in
well fitting clothes of the latest cot.
He wore a light tan chinchilla over
coat and a Fedora hat of the samt
color. His shoes are tan and his
suit is dark. He wears his collar
like the man in the advertisement,
and when he4smiles, he displays twe
rows of even white teeth.
Sayg "Slept Like Log."
"I can't worry." he savs, and
shows his teeth. "Yes.! I slept like
avlog last night after they told me
she died." . .
Quite the opposite of this caTefrt-c
youth, over in the matron's ward
lies the pretty sister of the; dead
bride. - , ,
She is prostrate with grief. P. u
(Turn to Pg 'onr. Cotumn. One)
Five Hospitals Are t '
Planned for Veterans
W ashingtou, Jan. 25. House re
publican leaders approved a program
which calls for the .construction ot
five hospitals' for war veterans sufTer
uig from mental and nervous disor
ncrs and tuberculosis. After a con
ference, Chairman Langley "of the
public buildings committee an
nounced he would introduce a bill
appropriating $13,0(X,T)00 fbrrucli
hospitals. Members of tht commit
tee have agreed, he, said,' to report
the measure favorably and assur
ance has been given that it w'll be
taken up for passage by the Iiouj
early next week at the latest. v
The' $13,000,000 would be used to
construct, in various parts df tive
uitju or mental cases and two for th
tubercular patients, at $2,50000'
each. The remainder oftho fun-l
would be used" to -convert building-s',
on the government reservation ar '
Walla Walla, Wash., and! at Fort""'
McKcnzie, Wyo., into hospitals.
Beer Amendment Passed
Trenton. N. J.. Jan. 25. The as
sembly last night unanimously
passed, a bill introduced by, Mrs.
Margaret B, Laird, 'a member from
Essex county, repealing Governor
Edward's 3.50 per ceitt beer law en
acted last year to aid New Jersey in
its. fight before the United State?
supreme court against prohibition,
Immediately afterwards the house
idoptcd. 51 fo 4, a concurrent rcso- -liition
for Nfw Jersey's ratification
of the federal . prohibition amend
ment. v- "' . ,
Kansas City Has 30,706
Negroes in 1920 Census
Washitifftnn. Tan. 2 Tli n,f.r,v
population of Kansas Citv, 1V0., in
1920 was 3O.70). an increase of 7.140
or 30.3 per cent, the census bureau
announced torl.iv. Thi u-hit imita
tion was 293,532, an increase of 6X,-.
.via or M.b per cent and all others
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