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Fate of Emergency Measure to
Be Decided in Senate Tues
day, on Motion to
Finance Bills in Danger
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
hlralo Tribune-Omaha lira I.'anril Wire.
Washington, Jan. 30. The fate of
the emergency tariff bill lw relief
primarily of agricultural interests
probably will be decided oi Tuesday
when the senate is expected to vole
on' the motion to limit' debate under
the cloture rule.
If the motion fails ot adoption by
the necessary two-thirds majority,
the republicans will abandon their ef
forts to pais the bill at this session
and allow it to be displaced for t-.e
consideration of bending anpropria
T'on measures. J'resiilent-elect liar
ding desires that all appropriation
bills be disposed of at this session
in order that the special session he
will call in March may devote itself
exclusively to the tariff revision and
f A continuation of the democratic
filibuster against, the emergency
tafilt bill would endanger the pas
sage of all the appropriation bills.
American business interests which
favor the promotion df reciprocal re
lations with other countries through
a bargaining tariff will have t!io ac
jtive support of William S. Culbert
Son, one of the members of the
United States tariff commission.
Bargaining Tariff Necessary.
Mr. Culbcrtson, who is frequently
called into consultation with mem
bers of the bouse, ways and means
committee and the senate t.nanec
committee, believes that the new and
influential position of this country in
foreign commerce and finance makes
'imperative a bargaining tariiT for the
protection of American commercial
interests in foreign countries..
Sentiment for a provision for re
ciprocal tariffs under the new Ford-ney-Penrose
law which is now being
framed, . is increasing steadily as
shown by the hearings before the
hous'c ways and means committee
now in; progress, although many
manufacturers are skeptical and in
sist upon high tariff walls, subject
to no exceptions.
Mr. Culbertson, in discussing the
question of bargaining tariff, de
clares that all shades of tariff opin
ion may unite upon it. He says that
it is an essential part of au economy
cally sound "foreign trade policy.
-Tli creheral mirnosi in the iro-
posed provision is to offer equality
of treatment in the form of a mini
mum schedule to all who grant like
treatment to the United States and
its products and to penalize with a
maximum tariff, those countries
which refuse us equality! of treat
ment. Should Define Treatment.
"In order to obtain the desired
tiexiDiiuy. congress snouiu ueime in
general "terms, the kind and degree
of unequal treatment which is to be
penalized, but should leave to the
' (Turn lo lag-e Two. Column Three.)
To Any Relaxation in
Washington, ' Jan. 30. Passport
regulations have been discussed with
a government official by President
Wilson, it was learned, and in
outlining his views, it was .said,
the president indicated that' in his
opinion, there should be no imme
diate relaxation of passport restric
tions. The discussion,, it is understood,
resulted indirectly from the O'Cal
laghan incident, when an inter-de-partmcutal
controversy developed as
to jurisdiction and policy in cases
such as that precipitated wiien tne
lord mayor of Cork arrived without
The president was said to have
notnted out that in the state of world
t.iirest every precaution should be
taken to prevent the United States
from being made the base of plot
ting against friendly nations.
U. S. Woman Kidnaped
In Ireland Released
Dublin, Jan. 30. Miss Ellen J.
Reidy, an American woman, who was
kidnaped four days ago' near Fcr
moy by masked men, has been re
leased after a painiul experience as
a prisoner, according to a message
She arrived from America recently
to claim her brother's estate near
Fermoy, and, she said, she was mo
toring to the court to establish her
claim when four armed, disguised
men surrounded the car, overpow
ered her chauffeur and leaving him
bound, carried her off.
Miss Reidy asserted she was kept
11in1fr.1rllft atlrl with hfT h.lllds
bound for three days in a bedless !
room and that she suffered greatly
from shock. She claims her life was
threatened if she went to the courts,
but on replying to this that she was
under American protection she final
ly was released. . j
Miners Will Fight Attempt ,
To Reduce Scale of Wages
Springfield. 111.. Jan. 30. John L
I-cwis, president of the United Mine
Workers of America, while visiting
iiis home here today, advised that
the miners' union will oppose any
attempts to reduce wages of miners.
-"We feel." he said, "that wages
now paid are low enough to permit
'he sale of coal at a reasonable price.
Wages for both anthracite and
bituminous miners will continue in
effect until March 31,
Mary Garden Not Enthusiastic
About New York Opera Critics
t'hlrago Tribune-Omaha Bee I.'aaed Wire.
New York, Jan. 30. Mary Gar
den answers the unfriendly welcome
ot New York critics in her own
She paid them her compliments in
an interview. Interpreting their
comment of the opening nights as
unfair. Mary Garden declared that
with but one or two exceptions she
had "never received any eourtesv
from the critics of New York City."
''I do not ask it for myself; but I
do think my artists deserve it,' and I
want them to have it," slie said.
"It is great it is wonderful to
slave for the people and the recep
tion last night if Oscar Hanimer
stcin, bless his heart, could have been
here and Canipinini wonder
The conversation switched for the
moment from newspaper critics, pos
sible jealousies of New York for thr
Chicago opera, to the marriage re
'.'Why do they always bring that
up?" she asked, almost seriously.
She was reminded that Jenny Lind
wasn't unmiine in her times, but had
marrieif in Boston, and Maria Gar-cia-M?1ibran
long before had wed in
New York why should she. Mary
Wire to Mother
, In Philadelphia
Draft Dodger Brags of Having
Outwitted American Detec
tives Things Not Cheer
ful in Ouaker City Home.
Chirmco Tribune-Omaha Hee leaned Wire.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. Grovcr
Bcrgdoll sent a cablegram to his
mother yesterday to inform her of
his latest spectacular attempt to"put
it over" on America. The cablegram
was 'similar to the one the Philadel
phia draft dodger dispatched to the
editor of the Public Ledger.
With bravado and pride it flip
"Wc captured six Department of
Tustice agents and threw them into
prison. We arc safe and sound. See
the Associated Press report."
I At the Bcrgdoll home Mrs. Emma
C. Bcrgdoll refused to comment on
the cable or on the spectacular re
velation of Grover's movements
since he slipped through the fingers
of American justiice by feeding mili
tary authorities at Governor's Island,
N. Y., a fanciful tittle story about
searching for a "pot of gold." "
-The fact,, that Grover's "pot of
gold" has, after a silence of eight
months, turned out to be the little
town of Eberbach. in German-, docs
not particularly fill the buxom mis
tress of the Bcrgdoll "castle" on
Wyunfield avenue with glee. Tn fact,
the mother of Grovcr and Erwin
seemed worried. Frau Bcrgdoll was
up and busy in her kitchen. ' At 7
the coffee pot was clattering and
there was an outward semblance of
cheer emanating with the tempting
aroma. But that was as far as it
"I have nothing "'at all to say,"
said the mistress of coffee' pot and
summarily the blue-aproned figure
would betake herself back into the
4afc sanctum of the kitchen where
reporters were not.
Motto on Door. v
On the back door were idly pen
ciled Ihe words "Gott hilf uns," and
it was a fateful motto for this parti
cular kitchen door. Things are not
what they used to be in the castle.
Grover is in Eberbach, Erwin is in
prison and Mamma Bergdoll cannot
go to Germany herself, it is authenti
cally started, because she is loath to
trust her real estate interests to any
one in America. Then too, this is
hard. All her mail is opened by the
postal authorities before it reaches
her. She communicates with Grover
in Germany by an indirect method
which entails having his letters sent
elsewhere tinder an assumed name.
'A third thorn in the bush is the
trouble Mrs. "Ike" Steelier, wife of
Grover's chauffeur, is having with
her husband who is in Eberbach with
Grover. Mrs. Steelier is a close
friend of Mrs. Bergdoll and has
made frequent visits to the Vy"P
ficld avenue home to discuss her
Negroes and Whites Urged
'Atlanta, Ga.,'Jan. 30. Co-operation
between negroes and whites in
solving problems of the colored ra.ee
was urged by Vice President-elect
Coolidgc in an address- at a negro
TJie vice president-elect said that
while the people of the north had
done much for the negroes of the
south, especially by sending theni
educators, the southern white people
had done even more. He urged
conscientious effort on the part of
the negro to better his condition.
Zion Overseer Turns
Barrage Against Tan
Shoes and High Heels
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Br leaned Wire.
Chicago, Jan. 30. In his general
scheme of regulating the world, Wil
bur Glenn Voliva, general overseer of
Zion, has begun a new attack a sort
of double-barreled barrage against
tan shoes and high heels.
"A woman in high heels walks worse
than if she had wooden legs." says
Voliva. "She ought to be put in a
lunatic asylum. I'm, just a plain,
moss-backed Christian and I intend
to stay that way. I won't tolcraU
the idea of a woman with a number
seven foot trying to wear a number
"Tan shoes look bad. I have no
use for them. I don't like to see
tan shoes in the house of God. Mem
bers of the Zion choir arc expected
to wear black shoes."'
Garden, director and grand opera
star, be. spared?
"It will be a shock to them when
I do marry. He won't be of the
profession, I assure you," she an
nounced. "I think he will be an
American, a man who docs things;'
"And you will leave the opera for
"For good," she repeated.
Mary Garden has been quoted as
saying she will try matrimony at 50.
The story fcoes: "nc js an
American, but his identity is a secret.
Mary absolutely refuses to say who
he is. He has promised to wait for
me until I am 50. I will marry
sooner than that, though."
"About when may I ask?"
"After I put the Chicago Opera
company on a paying basis, which I
think will be in W22," replied Mary
Miss Garden received exactlv 100
proposals of marriages through tha
mails immediately following her ap
pomtment as director general.
But Miss Garden laughed heartily
vowed she loved her new work more
every day the woes and the wails
and all the troubles ot a troupe, her
big artistic family, as she called
them. " '
End of World Due
In 1925, Speaker
Head of Bihle Students Asso
ciation Says World Will Not
Be Destroyed hy Com-A
ing of Lord.
Several thousand Omahaus were
assured the world would come to an
end in 1925, by J. rF. Rutherford,
president of the International Bible
Students' association,, in his speech,
'Millions Now Living Will Never
Die," at the Auditorium yesterday
Mr. Iuthcrford also declared thou
sands in this ity and millions on
the earth wouidbe restored to
health and youth and live into in
finity when this end comes, scoffing
at the belief the world would be
destroyed by the coming of the
"We stand at the very door" of
time . w hen the promised blessings
to the human races are about to be
gin," said Mr. ; Rutherford. "The
Lord is preparing a class of people
which he will take through this
period. Even the wicked shall have
'' sec many laid heads in this
audience. Many of these heads will
cease to be bald. - The" skin of old
men "will become frcsf), the teeth
perfect; old men shall become young
and even beautiful. We shall.be
tiffed up to a perfection of body and
Proven by Scriptures.
Mr. Rutherford quoted the scrip
Hires and writings of the prophets
to prove his . assertion the earth
would end in 1925. lie laid em
phasis on the recolonization of Pales
tine as a proof the "period of
change" was approaching.
"The favor of God is passing from
the Gentile to tne jew," he asserted.
"I say Palestine will become the
capital of the world, and I'm not
guessing about it. The war between
Russia and Turkey in 1878 resulted
in the Turks granting the Jews' in
Palestine more rights. This was
prophesied. Just 40 years later, in
1918, the move to establish a Jewish
government in- Palestine got under
way. Jews are returning there to
the extent of 1.000 a month, thus
fulfilling a prophecy made, 4,000
years aero. .
Mr. Rutherford said the "time of
the Gentiles" ended in 1914 and the
day of 'the Jews had begun, that "un
satisfactory business conditions"
was another sign and that the
present order ofsocietv was disin
tegrating. He said the world war inni-i.
tional differences, famine and pesti- !
lencc which descended on the j
world, were all prophesied. I
League of Nations Foreseen. I
The formation of a league of na
tions and its ultimate failure- was
foreseen by the prophets Ezekiel,
ephamah and Isaiah, he declared.
Helso asserted newspapers attempt
ing To force this country into the
league were acting in the behalf of
big business, and predicted even
worse conditions in the world before
the "type" ends and the great transi
Mr. Rutherford is known for his
assertions, "immortality of the soul
is supported bv nothing except
Satan's .falsehood," that the dead
are nof conscious or able to com
municate with the living because
resurrection has not yet come and
that the "so-called science of com
municating with the dead is
He holds that the dead will be
awakened on the dav of resurrection
and be given a trial for life. He
criticized the pastors, but added the
"safety of all we have is in the-hands
of the churches,, despite their
present inefficient state."
Wool Growers Protest
On .Tariff Filihuster
Salt Lake. City-, Jan. 30. Protest
against what they called the unfair
filibustering tactics of United States
Senator William II. King in regard
to the Fordney emergency tariff bill
was voiced today by both the Na
tional Wool Growers' association and
the Utah State Wool Growers' as
sociation. Members of Philippine
Manila, P. .!., Jan. 30. Seventy
seven elisted nun of the Philippine
constabulary, adjudged guilty of se
dition, were sentenced to 10 years
imprisonment each, and to pay fines
ranging from $500 to $5,000. The
prison sentences are the 'maximum
the ' law allows.
I "A ' -V
llerr Bergman Declares Gov-
eminent Will Protest Against
Decision of Allied Supreme
Council on Reparations.
U. S. Officials Pleased
By HENRY WALES.
riiicaco Trillin. e Cable, opyrlk'hl, lu'-'l.
Paris, Jan. 30. Germany will fight
against the allies' reparation plan,
which was formally adopted bv the
supreme council. 1 Chief Berg
man I of the German reparations
delegation told me this morning his
government would contest the allies'
proposals because the exports tax
would cripple German industry and
prevent Germany .from earning
enough to pay the annuities.
"I cannot say I am pleased with
the reparations plan," Herr Bergman
said, "but I cannot dispute the mat
ter now. "I first must refer the plan
to the government at Berlin and let
Wilhemstrasse decide on what action
to follow and instruct me what
to do." . ' '
Germany will be invited to attend
the conference in London, February
28, to give its consent to the allies'
plan and sign the protocol cover
ing it. . .
Two Military Guarantees.
Through French pressure, the
allies will embody the two military
guarantees in the protocol. The first
provides for the occupation of the
Ruhr district and the second an ex
tension of the time limit for the
occupation of the Rhine district, so
it will be protected if the reparations
are not executed,
1 The French demand that the allies'
control commissions be established
in eve.ry German port, every frontier
railway station; to check bills of lad
ing anil invoices to make sure of the
collection of 12 per cent exports tax.
, Although the French continue to
assert the tax is based on the dif
ferences between German exports
and imports, I learn authoritatively
the tax is based on gross exports,
and is estimated to produce 63,000,
000,000 gold marks in 42 years.
Austria was discussed at the final
meeting of the supreme council
this afternoon when the committee
of experts reported the desperate
situation existing in that country and
warned the premiers that Austria
and Germany may unite to smash
the Versailles and St. Germain
treaties unless action is taken to pre
vent this contingency.
France Unable to Help.
' Premier Lloyd George pointed out
that Great Britain has already ad
vanced 10.000,000 to Austria
(normally about .f50.000.000) and
Preinier Brianrl stated that France
was unable to help financially now.
It is expected that Austria will 11: '
unofficially advised to seek help from
the United States and that the Aus
trian reparations commission will 1 I
instructed to permit the Vienna gov-
(Turn to Tare Two, Column One.) j
Builder Sues Labor
Unions for $100,000 j
t? t rv . c -i '
ror loss Lme to orriKe
Chicago 'JpTilmne-Omaha lice I.eaeil Wire.
Chicago, Jan. 30. Excitement was
caused in the building industry when
attorneys for Robert Pottinger, a
building contractor, brought dam
age suit for $100,000 in the superior
court against seven union labor'and
building organizations to recover
damages when the unions stoppd
work on a building he was erecting.
It is charged in the suit that work
was. stopped on his building and all
supplies were shut off because he
had had previous dealings with a
nonunion mill. i
Back of the whole suit is arr
tide 3 of the agreement between the
Carpenters' district council and the
Carpenter Contractors' association,
which permits discrimination against
nonunion goods. ' It is this article
which is responsible for the recent
voting of 47 indictments against
union labor chiefs and mill men by
a federal grand iurv. Four of thi
defendants in the suit brought to
day, are also defendants in the trust
conspiracy of the government.
Man Paralyzed From
Blow Aimed at Mule
Chiraeo Tribune-Omaha Bee leaned Wire.
Warsaw, Ind.. Jan. 30. Albert
Wood, prominent farmer residing
near , Warsaw, is paralyzed to the
waist and in critical condition as
the result of a blow struck by his
son. Dallas Wood, 21.
The father and son were attempt
ing1 to break a balky mule and be
came so enraged that the father told
the son to hit the mule on the head
with a club.' The father held ihe
mule's head. The mule, however,
.was not caught napping and jerked
its head aside as the blow descended.
Instead of striking the mule's head,
the blow lauded squarely on ihe
head of the elder Wood aiid he was
rendered unconscious. Physicians
say tjterc is litile hope for" his re
Retired Naval Officer
Dies at Age of 71 Years
Newport, R. L, Jan. , 30. Rear
Admiral E. D. Taussig, 74. retired,
died today after a long illness.
Rear Admiral Taussig was grad
uated from the United Stales acad
emy in -1867 and 4 year later was
commended for service during an
earthquake at Arica. Late in the
Spanish-American war, while a cap
tain commanding the Bennington, he
took possession of Wake Island for
the United Stntes. ,Hc afterward
served in executive posts in the Phil
ippines. He was retired in 1909.
t' i " j
1 ; ifey ENWJ&H F0 four.1 keg $W
State Debatinsi .
By High Schools
McCook, Superior and Fair
bury Win Decisions From
Indianola, Edgar aid
Nebraska high schools are rapidly
being eliminated in the state debat
ing league contests. Debates are
all held on the same . subject. "Rc-
smvcil, that 'the literacy' test restric
tion on immigration should be Re
McCook team won from In
dianaola in a first series contest of
the southwest district McCook main
tained the affirmative. The judge
was Prof. Anton H. Jensen, instruc
tor of modern languages, University
The McCook debaters were:
Beulah llust, John Kleven and
Gundell GoUansky. The members
of the Indianaola team were Mil
dred Wing, Charles Burt and Ruth
Superior Gets Decision.
The Superior teajn won by a two
to-one decision from Edgar at Edgar
ii a first series contest of the'south
rrn district. The judges were Dean
F. E. W'ever of Hastings college;
Prof. R. "M. McDill of Hastings
college, and Supt. G. W Rosenlof
of Nelsoii, Neb.
The Superior debaters were Mer
win Phelps, Hazel Kenney, Clar
ence Gittings and Frances Eyre, al
ternate. The Edgar debaters were
Wilma Eddy, Raymond Jones, and
Hedron Academy Loses.
Hebron Academy team lost to
Fairbury at the academy. The j
Academy team members were Wal
ter Oehinger, Herbert Czirr, Doro- j
thy Theimer. Fairbury team, Eli j
Upp, Warren White, Julia Ward.
C. H. Epperson of Clay Center, ,
Superintendent Nipert of Bruning
and Superintendent Kotas of Kiowa
were judges. After the debate the
debating teams, judges, and officials
were entertained at the academy. V
West Point Wins.
West Point won a unanimous de
cision from Wisner at West Point.
Robert Van Pelt of Lincoln, D. H.
Koch of Scribner, and W. E. Flake
of Stanton, acted as judges. The de
baters were: West Point, William
Andersotif William Schrank and
Holly Heitzman: Wisner, Bern ice
Hansing, Pearl Nelson and Leroy
Cult Leader Gets Stay
San Francisco. Jan. 30. Joslma
Sykes, pasioi; of an organization he
called the Chnrcii of -the Living God,
obtained, a 14-day slay of execution
from his sentence of 18 months at
the federal penitentiary at McNeil's
New York Man Makes
"Sizzling" Reply to
Blue Law Advocates
( IiIihi Trlliunc-Omalm Itee Leased Wire.
. New York. Jan 30. "I'd just as
soon sizzle in hell for cnternity as to
suffer all day Sunday under the blue
laws," was the reply of Dr. Royal
S. Copcland, member of the Sunday
Rights association, to the challenge
from Wilbur Glenn Voliva. over
seer of Zion city.
"Mr. Yoliva's statement ought to
interest every church." said Doctor
Copelaiid, who is health commission
er of New York-. "If he or anyone
ele should succeed in putting over
such a program as he advocates it
would be the greatest blow real
religiou ever received."
Dr. Copcland was asked if he
thought Voliva's missionaries would
"get very far" in New York.
"Well, they might get as far as
Grand Central .latiou." he reolicd.
Bring Back the Old
ICopyriiht: 191: The Chieuro Tribuna.l
Future Outlook j
For France Grave!
Government Face to Face
With , Bankruptcy Experts
Unable to See Solution.
By HENRY WALES.
Chicago Tribune, (altle. Copyright, 1921.
Paris, Jan. 30. France is face to
face with the bankruptcy. The set
tlement of the reapartioii question
shatters the last illusion that the
German indemnity might save the
Cold figures proycthc rlcsricrate
financial ' situation," and financial
wizards as well as adroit diplomats
'see no hopeful sclutiom
Already laborers reconstruction;;
flic deva station in the Lille iml
Reims districts are beinc: discharged
by thousands and the civil servants'!
directing the work of reconstruction
also are being removed under M.
Louchetir's orders, through lack of
funds to pay 'them',
M. Louclicur has announced that
war sufferers hereafter would be re
imbursed on t!ic basis of pre-war ap'
pidisais auu estimates, wnicn aver- ;
age from one-iourth to one-third of
the present prices.
The French government is facing a
deficit of from 22.000,000,000 to
26 000,000,000 paper francs this vear
The ordinary budget totals 19,000.
000,000, and the extraordinary budget
which is listed as "recoverable from
German reparations," totals 22.000
The eaxes are bringing in less than
20,000,000,000 francs, including 9,000.
000,000 francs obtained through the
new taxation applied last year, which
nas milked the country dry.1 I
The .present chamber of deputies '
was elected on a platform of" no levy
on capital," which bars the sole door i
open to the financiers who are eek- I
ing a solution.
Lloyd George Assures
World of Britain's
Good Will on Debts,
Paris, Jan. 30. The Brif'sh
premier received French - newspaper
men. They I asked him, about
the intcr-alhVd debts. He assured
them Great Britain would show the
utmost good will in the settlement as
evidence by the engagement made at
the Hythe conference not to capi
talize its share of the German in
demnities for five years, in order not
to compete with loans-France might
make, based on her share.'
"But it is impossible to consider
a special agreement between two
countries with regard to the ques
tion," he continued. "There must be
a general arrangement. Wc owe to
America: France owes u; other na
tions owe France. No solution k
possible' while America remains out
side the discussion.
"Meanwhile, let us act as if debts
did not exist.
"If the creditor does not worry
me, 1 do not worrv the debtor."
Li . . '
Rome Telegraph Office
Wrecked by Nationalifls
Rome, Ja'n, 30.--Aftcr holding
an anti-socialist ; -.meeting, groups
of. students and members of the ex
treme nationalist party formed, a pro
cession. They were dispersed, by
guards, but reformed and marched
to the central telegraph office, where
employes are inclined toward com
munism. They wrecked furniture
and threw ink wells abotif until they
were auain dispersed.
Firms Face Prosecution
Basin, Wjw Jan. 30. Jntorma
tions charging the Midland Carbon
company and the Occidental Oil and
Gas company with 487 violations of
the Wyoming law prohibiting use of
natural gas for; the manufacture of
Carbon black within 10 miles of an
incorporated town or "city, were tiled
here by County Attorney Ljttlc.
Styles in Dress?
Report of Church
World on Steel
Professor Says Men Who
Made Investigation Not
Qualified to Judge Con
ditions and Rights.
New York, Jan. 30. The lntcr
chureh world movement, in investi
gating the toel strike of 1919, did
ik "rcrceiu the churches of jGcjd.,
Dr. J." R.-.Day, elianceljjr'! oi Syra
cuse university declared, in an ad
dress yesterday. He attacked the
movement's, report on conditions in
the plants of the United Steel Steel
corporation, declaring - investigators
were unqualified to go into "this
great corporation and judge working
men's conditions and rights."
Then he attacked the union labor
movement, declaring labor leaders
are "extremely . mischievous and i
wield a ' most dangerous influence j
over labor." j
'Hugh Frayne, international orga-1
nizer lor tne American recicrauon ot
Labor, speaking as the representative
of Samuel Gompcrs, predicted that
attempts by employers to destroy
unions, as well as to reduce wages,
iy going to fail." The country is
faced by the great problem of ' un
employment, he declared, adding that
4.000,000 workers arc willing and
ready to labor, but none can find em
ployment. "We don't believe that labor is
getting too much money now," he
continued. "It " was 1 not getting
enough before. No one that believes
in justice and right will deny the
American workmen a dement stand
ard of living." :
Telephone Operator !
For Peace Mission in
Paris Killed by Pall
Cliirago Tribune, ( able, Copyright, 181.
Paris,' Jan. 30. Miss Darnaby
Henton, 25, of Versailles, Ky.. and
reputed to be the prettiest telephone j
operator who came to France with i
President Wilson's peace mission iivi
1918, died in the Latin quarter as a
result of a fall from a balcony dur
ing an attack of dizziness.
At the close of the peace confer
ence, Miss Henton obtained a posi
tion as a telephone operator at the
American embassy. She resigned last
November to study at the Sorboime.
Friends say that Miss Henton has!
suffered from nervous and dizzy j
spells as a result of ovcrstudy. ;
Italian Steamship Is
Reported Burned at Sea
Newport eis, Ya.. Jan. 30.--'
Wireless advices received were t
that the Italian steamship, Nep-i
tuuia, was bunir.d at sea today i
with a probable loss of life. The :
Belgian steamship, Klimmar, bound j
for Hampton Roads, is bringing the
survivors of the crew, several ot
whom are said to have been badlv j
burned. Quarantine officials at Old
Point Comfort have been asked to
meet the ship with " doctors and
nurses. , I
! Nebraska Generally fair Monday
i with rising tempcraire.
i p. in
p. ill . . .
x v. in . . .
4 P. ni . . .
a p, m . . ,
p. m . . .
p. m . . .
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in . .
House Committee Reports Fa
vorably on Bill to Place Im
migration Authority in
Hands of U. S. Consuls.
Other Measure Is Dead
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
(Iilrafo Tribune-Omaha llee I.eaaetl Wire.
Washington, Jan. 29. The pro
posed legislation suspending immi
gration (or one year Is moribund, so
far as the present congress is con
cerned, but au effort will be made to
put. through a bill continuing and
amplifying the process of silling in
tending immigrants abroad. 1
The house committee on foreign
affairs has reported favorably a bill
providing that upon formal restora
tion of peace with Germany, exist
ing system of passport control, es
tablished under war legislation, shall
be continued until June 30, 1922. Un
der war regulations no alien is per
mitted to enter the country without
a passport vised by an American
consul, who is authorized to refuse to
vise to any enemy alien, radical agi
tator, or other person deemed dan- '
, . 4l. r...!.!.,. .Inllf 1
Of the more than 600.000 aliens.'
who sought consular vises during the
last fiscal year, about 2 per cent
failed to obtain them for -this reason.
Consuls had no authority, however,
to refuse vises to (hose wiio obvious
ly would be excluded upon arrival
at American ports on the ground of
illiteracy; disease, poverty, and other
disqualifying conditions enumerated
in, the immigration laws.
Would Extend Powers.
The pending bill proposes to au
thorize consuls to refuse vises, not
only to dangerous radicals, but to
those aliens obviously liable to ex
clusion on other grounds. That is
au extension of control to the source
of immigration which has been. ad
vocated for years by immigration
The bill exempts from its pro
visions. .British and French subjects
in the British and French possessions
of the western hemisphere and citi-
zens of Cuba, Panama and Mexico,
and also political refugees from all
A political refugee is defined by
the bill as any alien who shall prove
to the satisfaction of the secretary
of state and secretary of labor
that he is seeking admission to the
United States to escape or avoid
political persecution in the country .
of his last residence, whether such
persecution be evidenced by overt
acts or -by laws pr. governmental re
gulations directed against the alien
himself or the race or nation or poli
tical subdivision to which he bc-
(Tuni in rase Two. Column One.)
Savings of Entire
World , Estimated at
$ 1 3.58 for Each Person
New York, Jan. 30. Every man.
woman and chiid iji the world would
have $13.58 from an equal distribu
tion of all the money on deposit in
mutual, stock and postal savings
banks of the globe, it was estimated
by the Savings Banks association
of New York state.
There are 146,277,394 holders oi
small savings accounts in the world,
the estimate shows, who have on
deposit $23,123,28.1.077, greater than
the combined wealth f Germany,
Austria, Hungary, Turkey and Bul
garia. The average deposit account
the world over is $158.08.
x Of the total world savings, ii -habitants
of the United States pos- -sess
more than one-quarter, accord
ing to the association's figures. In
thif country, aside from deposits in
postal savings, there are Jl,427,55'
depositors in mutual and stock sav
ings banks, with total dcuosits of
$6,536,470,000 or 2 per cei t of the
country's wealth. This marks a gan
of approximately $634,000,000 in
Three Arrested When
Liquor Found in Home
Police raided a house at 1011 Capi
tol avenue and arrested J. A.
Ragen, 1430 Avenue G, Council
Bluffs, and Thorg Morton, lSltf
Third avenue, Council BlunV.
Ragen was charged with unlawful
possession of liquor, police having
found a gallon of corn whiskcv in
his automobile. Morton was charged
with carrying conccakd weapons
when police found a revolver in Ins
After a search of the liousc the
officers fo-.md two gallons oi whiskey
which hail just been delivered there,
according to police. Jackie Simpson
was arrested .and charged with un
lawful possession. Tfie car, which
police said had been tised to trans
port the liquor, was confiscated..
Alaska Leads Country in
Purchase of Thrift Stamps
YVnctiiiitylnn 1m 30 s-,l r,i
thrift stamps and other treasury
sccurities were greater per capita
fn Alaska during 192X1 than in any
state, the Treasury department an
nounced. The average investment
in Alaska hy every man, woman ami
child was $2.20. Ohio led the states
with a per capita of SI. 50.
! Jury Unable to Agree in
Case of Frisco Gangster
Sail Francico. Jan. 30. After h i -ing
been out for nearlv 24 hours,
:i tljc jury in the case of Thomas Brady,
':H criminal gang suspect, accused of at
4 1 tacking Miss Jean Stanley, reported
.21 ; it was tillable to agree at 5:05 p. m.
"land was discharged. Brady's rc-'.i-i
trial was set for next Monday,
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