Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1921)
VOL. 60 NO. 198.
I.t.rf at Sta-ClaM Malur Miy 31. ISM. al
Omaha P. 0. Ua4tr Act ( March 3. 1179.
Oi AHA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1921.
y Mall (I . Intldt 4th . Dill Mtf Simtfiy, $
ft. Ilk A. I.. ...alai. u
Otll and Sanaa, lit; Dally Oaly. 112; taaa'aj Only. M
The Omaha Bai
' i'. - '
, Flovil and Arthur Carr, Cous
ins anil Self-Confessed Ab
ductors, Are Given Maxi-
' mum Sentence.
Victim Is Prostrated
Los Angeles. Cal., i"eb. L Arthur
W. and 1'loyd L. Lair, cousins, con
fessed kidnapers of" -Mrs.' Gladys
Witherell, today crc sentenced to
serve sentences of from 10 years to
life in San Cjuciitin penitentiary.
tins was the maximum penalty i
i.f . . vii I r1 I,., ll... I.... II
The scJUvncing oi the nun lodav
iolU'Urt I the entering of pleas ot I
guilty by iliein Monday, imuiediatciv I
after their capture. ' AiM.be hearing
before sentence was pronounced tin
men attempted lo introduce testi- i
mouy to show that they had not
banned Mr. Witherell during the
time she was held a prisoner. This
nouy was Riven in an .attempt
cure KiiH ticy lut it tailed of its
1 he men entered . court . under
caw guard as feeling against them
ias been intense following their ar
rest. . '
The 'men w ere started immediately
after sentence was pronounced on
their way to San GHientin peniten
tiary. Demand- Law's Change.
f'l'he complete collapse ot Mrs
Gladys Witherell, victim of the kid.
imping plot; demand for : change
in the California state law making
offenses against women punishable
by death, .and iiction by federal au
thorities to prosecute the kidnapers
if they are. ever released from the
slate penitentiary, were additional
developments in connection with
the sentencing of the two men today
in the abduction case, which has
been the most amazing in the police
records of the state.
'While the kidnapers, Flyd and
'Arthur J. Carr, languished in the
county jail awaiting fprmal sentence
to prison tomorrow, Mrs. Withere'l
raved in delirium in a bedroom at
ibe residence of her father-in-law,
A. J. Witberell. on Fountain avenue
in 1 lolly wood. . . .
She. bepged continually to be
rescued from iv?r abductors and re
lived over and over in her mind her
terrifying experiences of the. si
i days m the Santa Ana cJuiyon cabin
w.hcre she was : imprisoned by, her
kfduapern, and from which she. was
rfscuect ';loiid,i;. 'luonmvg: and rt
tai'ned to ber relatives m Holly
.wod. Physicians pronounced her
condition as serious and heroic
measures have 'Jbecit resorted to.
: District Attorney Woolwine had
asked Mrs. witberell to. be present
in court when the men were sen
tenced to relate her own. story of the
kidnaping, but her condition will
probably preclude hcr"appcaraike in
, U. S.' to Indict Men.
The federal grand jury, it was
learned today, will indict the two
Cans Friday on the charge of, usinjj
the mails for purposes of extortion.
The indictment will continue in ef
fect indefinitely and will prevent
these men from gaining their free
dom pit parole.
American Legion heads and
proDiinitv local civic leaders today
, inaugurated . a campaign to make
death' the penalty for kidnaping and
crimes against women in California.
Baron Fitts, state commander of the
legion, called a meeting at which
Dr. J. Whitcomb Rrougher was
named to preside. This , movement
to strike at the present crime wave
in California by increasing the penal
ty is the direct result of the Withor
cll case. .V number; of prominent
men and women are indentilied with
the .movement and petitions will be
circulated calling upon the state
, legislature to revise 'certain sections
of the penal code.' , ?
Public und Collected for
Operators "Who Got Abductors
?Los Angeles. Feb. 2 A public
furtd has beeir started for the lour
irlenhnnc -wnerator who located a
'call which led to the arrest of the
two kidnapers of Mrs. Gladys
Witherell and her' rescue Monday
after a $20,000 ransom had been de
manded but not paid. MayoV M. P.
Snvder pledged $25 as the first con
tribution. This is in addition ' to
$2,000 offered by relatives and oth
ers for information, leading to the
recovery of Mrs. Witherell. which it
was announced last night would be
au-anlorUthcm. Police officials and
tt,r. ..-x.rH .11 rlaim to the $2,000.
Sent to Rai Bareli District
Allahabad. India. Hcb. 2. further;
r in forcemeats hive been sent to the i
ft..: n : ,1:. ...i.ArA tV,A. ;c n
recrudescence of last week's rioting.
Several persous have been wounde-.l
by police fire at Fyzabad.
Rioters, estimated to number 10.
000, were said in , Allahabad dis
patches to London last week to be
pouring into the Fyzabad district
with the intention of annihilating
the- oolice. Thd situation was de
scribed as serious, and troops were-,;
proceeding tiiere trom j-uckuow.
More Shadow Blackmail
tetters Found in Portland
Portland. Ore., Feb. 2.
Pntir to -
night announced that more letters
.4... ti - - - -
signed by the "Shadow" Had reen
received by prominent Portland
business men. Among those re -
"ving letters tnt weeK were 111
LiDinan and Ben Sellinar. mer -
chants, in letters to whom $25.000
was demanded on pain of death, j flagstaff. Officials said it would . be
The police said the handwriting of (necessary to remove the concrete
the letters was identical with similar base and lower the pole. Cunning
blackmail letter. received a' few ham took the pulley- and "shinned
weeks ago by prominent persons 1 up.-" He was awarded a one-dav fur-
rs. Gladys Witherell, !
Victim of Kidnapers;
M s Gladys Witherell.
Tlrs is t!
r ttr.t picture shown in
.Mrs. Gladys Witherell,
Aunties woman, who
( a kitlnapod from her homejast
( Tuesday night and held by her ab
ductors for five days, while they
attempted to secure $20,000 from
her husband as ransom. Mrs. With
creil and her abductors were found
early Monday inorning in a ranch
cabi 80 miles from Los Angeles.
Mrs. Wilherell now is at her home
tinder the card of a physician as a
result- of her experiences at the
hai ds of her kidnapers who were
sentenced todav. . '
Chief of Examining Division
of Auditing Department of
Navy Commits Suicide by
'ahington, Feb. 2 Inability lo
meet the. high cost of living and to
prove that two totild live as cheaply
as one is believed to have caused the
suicide of Geoifte F. Dubois, chief
of the' examining division, auditing
department' of the navy and bride
groom of two months. He shot
himself in the cellar of his Hyatts-
yille.j Md-bungalow early today.
The ,bride; formerly Miss 'MOT
Fnllowell and a clerk in Dubois', de
partment,' was preparing breakfast
when she heard, the hot. She- sum
moned neighbors, but death had
been ' instantaneous. In Dubois'
pocket was a bottle of strychnine.
This led to the belief that he in
tended poison if the bulef failed in
its mission, " .
The suicide of Dubois ended a
picturesque and dramatic' career. The
4-5 years oi his life had teemed with
romance and adventure., The son ot
a. veteran Indian tighter, he resigned
a government position to enlist in
the. war wtth Spain. Serving through
out the war, lie was transferred to
Porto' Rico undcT Gen. Nelson A.
Milc. Later, stricken with typhoid,
he was lying delirious in a Porto
Kico .hospital when "the great wind
of 188" demolished the building.
Picked up for cicaqV he was placed
in an improvised morgue 1 covered
with corpses.' His protruding arm
was accidentally kicked by a passing
soldier. The blow by chance landed
on the "funny bone" and Dubois
was restored to consciousness. Re
turning to Washington after the
war he married hi? first wife. Short
ly after he was found with a bullet
wound in his chest. Just as he
lapsed into unconsciousness be mur
mured something about "the
countess" having shot him. After
ward when on the road to recovery
be refused to talk.. His mention of
"the countess" was due to delirium,
he insisted. The police continued to
i tltat ),js ,wife
i for "the countess, however,
'.i . i i
success. ioi long aiici
fe committed suicide by
Submarine Collides With;
. Pilot Boat in Breakwater
Philadelphia,. Feb. 2. The sub
marine L-l was in collision off the
Delaware capes early today Tvith' the
steam pilot boat Philadelphia, sus
taining damage that caused her to
be beached in the inner harbor of
the Delaware breakwater at Lewes,
Del. The engine room compartment
of the underwate boat is flooded
with 12 teet ot water and its stem;
la suuiucrgcu. iiiciG, "lie iiu
Bill Introduced to Make
e,1flw.r sf at Tlrvpr
Topeka, Feb. 2. A bill to make
Kansas even dryer,- was introduced
in the senate today. The measure
would make possession of a whisky
still or the materials for concoction
of home brew a Aiolation of the
state's prohibition law.
Ability to Climb Pole
Wins 90-Day Furlough
For Camp Dix Soldier
.far ?"'1 .
. t r- , t- ' atonal election ot ivio, tmisiieil to
Lanip Tix, . ., Feb. 2. Expen- j ,i,a cnatP Ui;nnil rnmmit'
euces gained in youth when he won
'the ham and sack of flour Drize in
. - - - - - - -
i many county tair 'greased pole
comesisr won u.r . rnyaie james
I Cunningham a 90-day furlough.
1 Luniiiueham laughed yesterdav
1 miiau ui Mutu ncic tauca
1 to replace a pultev which; had fall-
1 en from the headquarters of the
.lough for each toot climbed
-ilrniiiiii iiinniimniiniiiiiiiitiiti li. mVniniir.i
W ..' f p j f in c"ljerlts Lifnitecl
. ViM - lo Two Businesses
Former Chief of Supply Pro
; eurement in France Raps
; People Wlto Find Fault
- When 3,000 Miles Away.
He Is in Politics
i. H.v Tim Assodnlnl l'rt.
Washington, Feb. 2. Declaring he
i was not in politics ana . was not
I going, Charles G. Dawes of Chicago, i
) former chief of Mipply procurement
lor tne .American army in trance
attacked what he charged were noli-
tical attempts to discredit activi
vics of the people who went to tho
war. ' . w
Appearing before a houc war in
vestigating committee, .Mr. , Dawes
struck hard blows. at critic who had
tried, he said, to detract from the
glory of the great 'achievement by
picking fluws and parading trivial
faults 3.000 miles away. At times
the air was thick 'w ith oaths tor which
the witness frankjy confessed he had
neither apology r.or excuse.
He reiterated an earlier offhand
statement as to his own part in
politics, which was accepted to mean
he would not become a member of
Mr. Hardii's cabinet. Mr. Dawes
sharply denounced the system of
conducting the federal government,
an evil of 100 years standing, he
declared, with which investigators
might better afford to deal.
Called By Democrats.
, Mr. Dawes was called by demo
cratic members of the committee to
refute testimony relating to jvaste
and extragavaucc Ami particularly
with reference lo liquidation of
American accounts in France and
sale of surplus stocks to France.
Answering , charges that food; and
clothing supplies might have brought
more than the $400,000,000 paid by
France, Mr." Dawes turned on. one of
his questioner?, ' Representative
Bland, republican, Indiana and
"It is just that sort of fool argu
ment that forced Great Britain to
hold on to its stocks and attempt to.
drive va hard bargain.. The stulf is
there, rotting. There is no use to
try and throw mud when you were
not there to know conditions. Eng
land lost billions of dollars by listen
ing to that talk. They are raising
the devil in England now because
England did not sell."
Mr. Dawes said he thought France
was charged too, much.
"Here you come and charge," lis
said.' "that we should not have sold
1 vitmamwir.- - -The;. War department ,or-.
cerea ine saie. i re . sugar wen,
with Uie junk.. Everything was sec
ond hand.:. Wc got $400,000,000 for
it. We liquidated every account, and
we did it because a lot of big men
quit their job- and vent there to
help. We cleaned the slate and con
gress today still has pending claims,
that date back to the revolution. It
was" a big ?ob and we are proud of
it. In finding fault and hunting' re
sponsibility, you don't have far to
go. Pershing was the Commander-in-chief
and his shoulders are big
enough, thank God, to bear it."
Didn't Stop to Dicker.
Mr. Bland questioned Mr. Dawes
about excessive prices paid for equip
ment and material. t
"Sure, we paid." he said.- "V
didn't stop to dicker. - Why, man
(Turn lo Pure Two. Column Oat),
Allies Will Refuse to
Issue With Germany
Paris. Feb. 2. It was said today
in official circles that if unofficial
advices were accurate and that For
eign Minister .Simons of Germany
had announced a refusal to accept
the reparation terms as a basis for
negotiation, this would' not change
the attitude ot the allies, who consid
er the decisions merely as details
in the execution of the new treaty.
The allies, it was stated" are detef-
mined not to reopen the question.
Germany may refuse to negotiate the
treaty, but she will not be,auowea
to say prr what basis she will or vjill
not negotiate, since the discussion
concerns an undertaking to which
Germany put her signature. If she
refuses execution, the allies will .no
tify Berlin of the four penalties.
The ., Brussels conference, set for
February 7 will, so far as informa
tion is available ' here, occur as
Officers Seek Girls Who
Have Been Missing 10 Days
Tucson, tAriz.. Feb. 2. Sheriff's
' un effort to find Miss Margaret Feil
' Mid her niece. Anssv feifa Bock
tneyer, 20, missing since January 24,
when the two- drc ve off in a new
autoniobi'e 'Miss Feil had just pur
chased. They had expected to .re
turn that night, according tp Mrs.
ltd Johnson, . tvith whom t'ley
made their home. Miss Feil's mother
and brother live iii Sacramento, Cl.
Final Recount Shows Ford
Lost' Sentorship by 4,334
Washington. Feb. 2. The re
count of. ballots in the Michigan sen-
., ir,f ci,., v..,k... ,u
n..' . ii V.. r t in
ncan. wiiu 4 uiuidiiiv ui t,jjt uvvr
j j-jrnry Ford.
j Mr. For(i madc a 11ct ga; f)f 3,233
votes in the recount, but Senator
, xe,vbc rry's original plurality was
1 ' ' '
Engagement of Archduke
Of Austria Is Denied
Rome, Ffcb. 2. The reported en
gagement, of Princess Yolando of
Italv to Archduke Franz Ferdinand
jf Aujtna is denied
Washington, Feb. 2. The author
ity of the government to issue per
mits for the withdrawal of liquor
from bonded warehouses is limited
to manufacturers and wholesale
druggists. Attorney General Palmer
ruled in an opinion made public to
day bv Commissioner of Internal
! Revenue Williams.
' Issuance of permits for the dispo
sition of liquor by wholesale also is
limited to manufacturers and whole
sale druggists, the attorney general
1921 Naval Bill
Has Half Billion
Record Breaking Sum Will Be
Building Program Em
Washington, Feb. 2. -Nearly half
a billion dollars will be required to
complete the great naval building
prograhi embarked upon in 1916, the
house appropriations compiittec esti
mated today in reporting .the annual
naval appropriation bill for the fiscal
year 1922. The committee said that
while the total cost of completing
the program was originally placed
at $544,700,000, increased cost of ma
terials and labor probably would in
crease the total cost to $972,931,000,
of which $538,270,000. has been ap
propriated. . The bill reported today, which
carries a total of $395,504,444.23, pro
vides $90,000,000 for continuing con
struction next year.
"Thjs amount," the accompanying
report stated, "will allow the work
to be prosecuted during the coming
fiscal-year about as rapidly as it has
been possible to proceed thus far ill
the current fiscal vear."
Seventeen Ships Unfinished.
The 1916 program authorized 156
ships. Many of these have been com
pleted, but 17 battleships and battle
cruisers and a number of auxiliaries
still are under construction. t
The bill as it reached the house to
day carried $37,775,129.77 less than
the amount appropriated a year ago
and, $284.01 1.287.24 less than the
amount requested by the Navy de
partment. Besides the cut in the enlisted
pcrsiTnncf of the navy from 143,000
to 100.000 horctofore announced, the
committee also cut the marine corps
from 27.400 to 20,000 enlisted men.
No reduction, however, will be niadfc
i:i the number of officers in either
branch of the service. ' (
Will Mean 384 Vessels.
' A force of 100,00 men, the com
mittee said, would be sufficient-, to
kecry at. 1easrr38 "vessels- in -operation,
-'or 32 more than were in the en
tire navy in 1916. '
The. total appropriation for avia
tion is $6,913,431, a reduction' of
$28,086,569 from estimates and $13.
086,000 less than was appropriated
for this year.
Au appropriation of $550,000 for
work on yards and stations on the
Atlantic and guflf coasts is recom
mended, while S4,907,000 is proposed
for yards on the Pacific coast and
in Hawaii. Among the provisions
for expenditures on the Pacific coast
and in Hawaii arc $325,000 for the
Mare Island. Cal.,' navy yard;
$1,403,000 for the Puget Sound,
Wash., navy yard; $1,025,000 for the
naval station and $177,000 for an
ammunjtion depot at Pearl harbor.
H&waii; $100,000 for a similar depot
at- Mare Island and $25,000 for one
on Puget sound; $200,000 for the
naval base at San Diego, Cal.; $40,
000 for a submarine base at Coco
Solo. Panama Canal Zone, and $150,
000 for a similar base at Pearl Har
bor, Hawaii. .The committee recom
mended an appropriation of $200,000
for the navy yard at Philadelphia, as
compared with $1,200,000 appropria
ted for this year; cut the appropria
tion for the Norfolk, Va., navy yard
from $.520,000 to $250,000, and' made
no provision for navy yards at
Washington, D. C, or Portsmouth,
v. 11. -
"No provision was . made ' for a
naval station at Guam, for which
the Navy department recommended
a $1499,000 apprporiation. ' t
U. S. to Resist E. R. Bergdoll's
Habeas Corpus Request
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 2. L. G.'
Harvey, assistant attorney general
for Kansas, was here today prepar
ing the government's response to
the application for a writ of habeas
corpus of E. R. Bergdoll, draft
evader of Philadelphia.
' E. R. Bergdoll is a brother of
Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, also
wanted for evading the draft, who is
now living in Germany, f -
Mr. . Harvey had the government
answer verified by Col. Malvern
Hill Parnum, commandant of the
disciplinary barracks', where Berg
doll is coufttied. Mr. Harvey said
it was Ins opinion that the hearing
which would come before Federal
Jtnlge John C. Pollock, would not
be had before two weeks.
Kansas Man Foiled in Attempt
v , To Test Old Ground Hog Theory
1 Monmouth, Kan., Feb. 2. Because
his son has an eye for business. John
Wilheinier didn't find out whether
the groung hog knows anything
about the length of winter.
Wilhoimer has his dotibts as to
the, old theory -that if the animal
sees hic shadow when he comes out
of his hole February 2, be knows
more cold snaps arc in sight and
goes back foir a six weeks nap. He
decided a-test. Last fall he bought
five gronn hog, hbused them on the
bank of Lightning creek and built
and observation tower, to await the
day when tradition has it the ground
hog goes over-the top.
F.arly today Wilheinier went' to
the creek to see what would happen.
It was an. ideal day for tb; experi
ment. He . perched himself in - his
I .,' An Ear Trumpet Needed
Bill Is Approved
By Dr. Garfield
' . t
Former Fuel Administrator
Suggests Modification of Pro-
- vision on Priec CtmtroVancl
f Emergency Distribution. '
Washington, Feb. 2. Oual&ed ap
proval of provisions oj the Calder
coal regulation bill was 'given : by
Dr. H. A. Garfield, former fuel ad
ministrator, in testimony before the
senate manufactures committee. Some
governmental force acting in the in
terests of the publie must be created
eventually, hes said, for industries
producing prime necessities where
capital and labor are both, highly
He suggested, Jiowever. modifica
tion of the provision of the bill for
price fixing" and control, of coal dis
tribution in emergency, so that these
powers might be exercised only by
the president, , acting through a
cabinet, member. v
Proposals for. officials collection
and 'publication of production cost
and selling price statistics. Dr. Gar
field .gaid he favored. He also sug
gested amendments to accomplish
these results. , ,
"With the creation of the effecient
modern corporation and .the 'growth
of labor organisations in certain in
dustries, the old laws of trade which
used to apply for the protection of
the. public no longer fulfill their
function," Dr. Garfield said. "The
individuals who constitute1 the public
at large are more Or less helpless in
their dealings with them."
Senator Reed, democrat. (Missouri,
during cross-examination, demanded
if Dr. Garfield thought the power to
fix wages,1 involved in-fixirig prices
of coal, could or should be delegated
to "any one man, president or not?"
"We can better afford to do that,"
Dr. Garfield responded, "than to let
the industry fix prices as it is doing
today." -" '
New Home of Newspapers
Opened for Inspection
Peoria, 111., Feb. . 2.-VThe new
home of the Teoria Journal ' and
Transcript was formally opened to
day to the! public. More than 17,
000, including a number of promi
nent publishers attended. Visitors in
groups of 10 were shown the route
a piece of "copy" travels from the
time it is written to the time it ap
pears on the . street. , .Henry M .
Pindell is owner of the two papers.
observation tower andkept one eye
on the sun and the other on the
creek bank. After considerable time,
as he was no nearer a solntion than
before he began to wonder if his
ground hogs were especially late
sleepers or whether they did not
know what day it was.
' Then his 14-year-old son appeared.
"Pop." he began," "I don't think
youg ground hogs will show up to
day because they are no.t there. I
ddn't mean to do anything you didn't
want me to, but last fall some fellows
from town came out hunting and
wanted possums. Sam Willit and I
sacked the ground hogs and sold
them as possums for $2 a piece."
Wilheinier went back home. He
said be didn't' know wheth'r he
would try again next ye
Admiral Rodman I
Guest of Honor,;
Officers Commanding Unitedj
States Fleet Guests of
Hugli RodMiraiKt'ib higher1 offi
cers of Jhe United States Pacific
fleet, which, is at anchor at Val
paraiso, were guests of honor at. a
banquet given in this city last night
by President Alessandri ' of . Chile.
The function marked the close of a
busy day of receptions and calls of
ceremony by the American officers.
During the dinner toasts. to Presi
dent Wilson and President-elect
Harding were proposed, . and there
was exchange of felicitations be
tween government officials and the
Admiral Rodman, with 'his staff,
arrived yesterday noon In time to at
tend a luncheon given by the North
American Society of Chile. Joseph
H. Shea,. American ambassador, in
troduced ,dmiral Rodman as the
"bearer -of a Message of friendship
to Chile." Admiral Rodman, after
expressing appreciation . of the re
ception extended the Pacific x fleet
and its personnel, said he "spoke on
high authority in asserting it was
hoped that Chilean warships would
visit. North American waters, where
they.. would be received with hos
pitality such as was shown the Pa
cific fleet at Valparaiso. Later Ad
miral Rodmai and his staff called
upon President Alessandri and mem
bers of tire cabinet, who reviewed a
parade of 600 sailors from the fleet.
During the afternoon Ambassador
Shea gave a reception at the United
Newspapers of this city are devot
ing mueli space to the visit of the
fleet and publish news from abroad
in English for the convenience of the
officers and sailors visiting the Chil
ean capital. After extending a cor
dial welcome to Admiral Rodman,
ElMercurto asserted: "The squad
ron is a symbol of the power of a
democracy which in the last war em
ployed the strength of its youth only
to defend human ideals, re-establish
the equilibrium of justice and give
assurance that liberty might prevail,
Strength so employed is a guaranty
for the weak and "a promise for all
humanity. Chileans know the traditions-
of Washington and Lincoln
Chicago Man Appointed
Guardian of Peggy's Babe
Springfield, ll! Feb. 2 J. Francis
Damman. jr.. ot Chicago today was
appointed guardian for Henrv
Anthony Marsh, son of Peggy
Marsh-Johnson, the actress, in the
state supreme : court here. The
mother is suing for a portion of the
Marshall Field millions for her son.
who she claims is the son of Heurv
Field. , , J
The appointment of the guardian
was made on motion of Edward F.
Dunne, former governor of Illinois,
who represents the actress.
May Tighten Regulations
For Sacramental Wines
' Washington, Feb. 2. New regula
tions covering the use of sacramental
wines for the coming Jewish holidays
may be issued by the internal revenue
bureau, as a result of a conference'
between bureau officials and a delega
tion of rabbis from various parts of
the country. Spokesmen for the
delegation said prohibition enforce
ment officers had expressed a wil
lingness to adopt, any reasonable
regulations consistent with the en
forcement of prohibition laws.
Army of 175.000
Pershing Warns House Naval
Committee Against Fostering
National Spirit of Pacifism
Washington, Feb. 2. Congress, dis
cussed disarmament today, but went
ahead considering large appropria
tions of rthe army and navy and
received the views of President-elect
Harding on the nation's military pol
icy., . ,
Chairman Kann ofthe military
committee, told the house in debate
on the military appropriation bill,
that he had been informed by Mr.
Harding that the latter favored a
regular'army of 175,000 men for the
present and also legislation provid
ing for the voluntary military train
ing of 150,000 men annually.
The house naval committee re
ceived frpm eGneral Pershing, a
warning against fostering a national
spirit of pacifism and unpreparedness.
This warning tempered his approval
of a vorld disarmament conference
and was accompanied by a declara
tion that until all world powers hvl
agreed on a disarmament policy, it
would be "unwise and unsafe" for
the nUited States to discontinue car
rying out its afmy and navy policies.
Preceding army bill debate, the
lrc'us; received from the appropria
tions committee, the annual naval
bill with its provisions for continu
ing work on 17 super dreadnaughts,
battle cruisers) and other craft. Sen
ator Gerry of Rhode Island, a demo
cratic member of the naval commit
tee, opposed Senator. Borah's resolu
tion to halt work .on these ships for
six months while experts decided
what type of craft was the best. He
declared that the battleship would be
essential for this country in a fu
The Borah resolution will be con
sidered tomorrow by the senate
naval committee, which will hear
members of the general naval board,
who today completed their report
to Secretary Daniels on their study
of the naval situation with relation
to" the best t.jpe of ship.
Man Faints in Court When
Judge Sends Him to Prison
New York, Feb. 2. When Feder
al Judge F. S. Dietrich today pro
nounced a sentence of four years
in the Atlanta, Ga.. penitentiary and
a fine of $14,000 upon G. D. Ptcr
iotis. ihc convicted man fainted and
had to be removed from the court
room.4 He was charged with ?lter
ing and forging bills of lading for
fictitious merchandise to Greece.
The term later was redured to
three years 'and six mouths when
Judge Dietrich was informed he had
een in the tombs prison here since
Thursday fair; moderate temper
ature. Hourly Temperatures.
a. m. H I ! 1 p.
. in ; I 3 p.
3 pa m . . .
4 p. tyi . , ,
& p. n , . . .
6 p. m . . .
7 p. m...
1ft . in.
It a. m.
laVl 1 p .m
rroloct nhlptncnts lurlnr th. nasi 34
in IC hours from temperature follows:
Xorlh, 15 dfRrwa; east, 20 deret; aouth,
!a degreca; wt, JO defrtc. .
vv.f ,l'JI"Jte - ll1 iaM.V- .i
Gates for Oratory Opened
When Petition to Limit De
bate on Jkmergeney Measure
Is Defeated in Senate.
Motion to Fix Date Los.
H.v The .AftirtM't.teil I'iym.
Washington, Feb. 2. Shoving
aside all pending legislation, the sen
ate voted to continue consideration
of the Fordney emergency tariff bill.
The gates were opened for oratory
when a cloture petition was voted
down, ?b 'to J5, mustering far les.
than the necessary two-thirds ma
jority. . , (
In a Ci
each side i
In a session n arked bv nolilical
attempts were made bv
to lead the other into pit-
tails. Republican leaders sought to
avoid cloture, but the democrats
challenged that it be brought in
and then marshalled their forces,
defeating it promptly. Minority
members then sought1 a unanimous
consent agreement fixing a date for
a vote on the tariff, only to have
one of their own ranks enter ob
jection. As it stands, the measure has
precedence except from 12 to 2
o'clock. There were hints thrown
out, however, that the end was not
yet and that demand for displace
ment of the tariff bill by appropria
te n measures' might come at anv
time, or that an attempt to obtain
a vote might be made. "
Motion to Fix Date Lost.
At the outset today, Senator Me
Cumber, republican, North Dakota, I
asked that all join in agreement for
a vote February 15. His motion was
lost. Then the cloture failed. Sen
ator Simmons, democrat, North Car-" .
olina, countered the republican move ,
with a proposition to vote Febru- ;
ary 18 and Senator Penrose tried
to prevail on his opponent to set
an earlier date, fearing a pocket veto.
Senator Williams, democrat, Mis
sissippi, however, announced he
would object to any unanimous con
Senator Towsend. Michigan, re
publican, called for consideration of
the postoffiee appropriation bill and
there were demands for a vote,tut
the motion met defeat.
Then followed an hour of debate
unusual in the senate. Senators
clashed in their Efforts to obtain
recognition. Senator Johnsfin, re
publican, California, launched an at
tack against the cloture and assailed
all who favored it,
I ... . Johnson Against Gag. '
' It has come, that this body is the
only one in the world vhcre free
speech can be had fn unbridled
form," he declared. "I never nave
been for cloture, for the gag. if you
please, at any time. I never have
been for cloture. It penalizes those
Mho speak least. It does not give
anybody an opportunity to express
his thoughts fully. It i wrong in
principle and stands against tradi
tional American free speech."
After the vote Mr. Penrose look
up claims that the tariff bill would
mean the failure of appropriation
bills at this session. He voiced the
opinion that "we snail have better
appropriation bills if some of them
When -the storm had subsided.
Senator Gerry, democrat, Rhode
Island, began a lengthy discussion
of the naval building program, but
was interrupted by Mr. Penrose who
inquired wljat relation the subject
had to the tariff, Mr. Gerry efflplain
cd his speech had been announced
several days ago and he purposed to
deliver it. '
The senate recessed so the bill v
would remain as unfinished business 1
The house ways and mea.ns com-'
mittee concluded consideration of
the wool schedule in itswork on a
permanenttariff. ' ;
Bluffs Heirs to Wyckoff
Estate Will Seek Shares
Mrs. Henry Miley, 1600 Avenue
O, and Mrs. Ida Smith, 3310 Av
enue A, Council Bluffs, have left
for New York to seek 50,000 shares
for 27 heirs to the $800,000,000 Petc
Wyckoff estate, which was opened
for division last year when a 99
year lease expired on land occupied
by Coney Island park. The two
Bluffs women were selected by 25
other heirs in Nebraska, Iowa and
other western state to represent
them in the fjght for shares in the
estate. They 1 have retained New
York attorneys and vill spend about
30 days there. v
Western Union Manager,
Embezzler, Is Arrested
Cleveland, Feb. 2. Selig Grush
kin, 23, who it is charged, while
managec of a branch office of the
Western Union Telegraph company
in New York absconded with $7,001)
on January 15, v as arrested in a
downtown hotel here last night.
Police say he confessed and that
he descrihed- a trip through casfcri
and middle western states, where,
they say he spent all but $1,400,
which was found in his possession.
War Finance Board Has
Approved $10,000,000 Loan
Washington, Feb. 2. Preliminary
approval of a loan of $10,000,000 h
a group of Amcricaii banks to finance
the . exportation of condensed milk,
and similar products to Great Bri
tain and Europe was announced to
day by the War Finance corpora-
tion. This' is the first application ,
for a loan approved by the corpora
tion since its revival last month.
Nashville Firm Fined
Nashville. Tenn.. Feb. -Tite
Nashville Railway and Light com
pany was fined $2.C00 in a case in
which it was alleged to have violated,
the statute providing for the separa
tion of the races on street cars. The
case will be appealed to the supreme
ourt for a test of the law .
Powered by Open ONI