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VOL. 50 NO. 200.
To Cut Navy
Senate Committee Opposes
Suggestion for Six Months"
Suspension of Ship
building Program. -
Officers Oppose Holiday
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
t.hlrago Tribune-Omaha Ilc I.asfi Vlrr.
Washington, Feb. 4. While Ad
miral Sims and other office rs before
the house committee on naval af
fairs were opposing a naval holi
day, the senate committee on nava!
ai'fairs rejected the suggestion of a
six months' suspension of, navy
building by the I nited States.
Senator Pouide.vter was instruct
ed to prepare a report lor presen
tation to the senate tomorrow, ad
. vising against this proposal con
tained in the Borah resolution and I
.upholding the opinion of the navy!
general board that cont ruction of j
capital ships cannot safclv be cither :
;.haudoiicd W susp'ended. :
Chairman Butler of the house com
mittee, who recently conferred with
J 'resident-elect Ilardintr announced
that the. United States shortly would
invite the powers to participate in
a conference on the reduction of
"I know that these nations are
going to be invited to talk over dis
armament and the question is
whether they will accept the invita
tion,", he yaid. ,
Officers Against Holiday.
It was the unanimous advice of
ttaval officers that there should be
nr naval hnlidav for the United
States, no discontinuance of riaval
strengthening until the j United
States navy is as strong as 'the
strongest. The present building pro
gram must be completed, they said,
and it must be supplemented with
airplane carriers to make it as strong
at other navies.
- Admiral Sims said that even with
no sign ot trouoie, ne wouiu noi
abandon the present battleship build
ing program. "General I'ershing
told you that there would be no
war with Great Britain. But you
can't tell what Great Britain will do.
You can't tell what will come out
of conditions in central Europe."
The tdmiral said he thought there
would be no delay in acceptance
by foreign powers of an inyitatiqn
to a conference on limitation of
armament. "It is' no longer nec
essary for England to have a fleet
as , big as 6he has. She built it
against Germany. Great Britain,
Japan and the United .States-could,
cut their navies. in halt" and their
relative power "would remain as it
is,". he commented.
k : Deficient in Subs. .,
Admiral Sims said the Ameri
can navy was deficient in subma
rines and greatly inferior to Great
Britain in the air. "So great now is
the menace of airplane attack that
our fleet, when completed, will be of
little use in a contest with another
fleet unless adequately .equipped
with airplanes, and would be easily
licked," he said.1
The admiral minimized the value
of anti-aircraft guns. On the western
front during the war it took" 1,000
shots o score one hit. "I would not
abandon the battleship, but if the
airplane can cio the work claimed
for it, I would build the' airplane
carrier," he said.
' Brig. Gen. William Mitchell of the
air service, said was the German
phn before the war ended to send
a giant bombing plane to this coun
try to bomb New York. Hi . said
tt.ey had perfected one that could
make the trip. He dropped the in
formation that the air service was
building one now of a similar model.
. General Mitchell said that a three
inch gun recently had been fired
from an airplane with little notice
of recoil and he predicted that short
ly six-inch guns could be used. He
lirgCU Midi U1U V.U1IMUII .UUlwufcL
the use of an obsolete battleship for
a real aerial attack, and said in such
a icsi ne cuuiu tuuiin-u mcinuti.-i
of congress that effective defense
lies in a huge air force. ':'
-Posloffice Is Destroyed
In an Official Reprisal
, Dublin, Feb. 4. In an official re
orisal carried out yesterday the post-
office and a business house at Wil
liamstown w ere burned. An ambush
occurred there January ;, in wmcn
Divisional Commissioner Holmes of
the royal Irish constabulary was
wounded, dying the next-day. Five
constables also were wounded in this
Third Court-Martial Case i,
In Dublin Is Postponed
Dublin, Feb. 4. The third trial
arising out of the assassination of
court-martial officefs last November
was postponed to an unannounced
date. , It was stated that the post
ponement was in consequence of an
attempt to assassinate an important
eovernmcnt witness,, who was
" .11 1
Aviator Injured in Fall May
Recover, Physicians Say !
Riverside, Cal., Feb. 4. Lt. f.van
V.. Sherrill of Mauckport.- Ind.,
whose skull was fractured Wednes
day in an airplane accident" at
March field, near here, that cost the
life of Lt. Walter E, Price of River
side, was reported today to be
"more than holding his own." Phy
sicians are hopeful of his recovery.
Big Winner at Baccarat
Paris, Feb. 4. Dick Klegan. . of
Johnson-Willard fight fame, came to
Paris today" from Monte Carlo, where
he just achieved the season's record
at baccarat. It is reported that he
cleaned up 5,000,000 francs in two
nights' play. Today Klegan declared:
"Monte Carlo is the easiest sporting
proposition on earth. I would stay
there forever, but I hate a sure
Baker Protests Sale of
U. S. Army Equipment
Washington, D. C, Feb. 4. Pro
fusions of the army appropriation
bill, directing 6ale of 10,000 motor
trucks, 1,000 automobiles and 20,000
horses and mules, wi'l "cause scri-
! oiis tmborrassmcnt to the War de
partment, especially in event of
any emergency," Secretary Baker
says, in a letter to members of con
gress. Authority to retain 30.000 motor
vehicles and 76,000 animals, needed
for an army of 17-5,000 is requested.
Mr. Baker says that on. December
,U there were 41,155 motor vehicle's
on hand and that all except 30,000
had been ordered sold.
Allied War Debts
IPInn Wit A ii-iMit3 liln 1 1 inpri.
can Government, Chancel
lor of Exchequer Tells
llv The Associated Pi't-sm.
Birmingham, Eng.. Feb., 4. The j
British government formally pro-j
posed a cancellation of all inter
allied debts, but the proposals were
unacceptable to the American gov
ernment, said J Austen Chamber
lain, chancellor of the exchequer, in
a speech to his constitutents here to
'To make them again," Mr.
Chamberlain continued, "would be.
I think, beneath our dignity and
would render us liable to a miscon
ception ot our motive.
"In making them," he added,' "we
sought 110 national advantage for
ourselves. We proposed a solution
iu which vc should have foregone
claims larger than any remitted1' to
us. and we proposed it because we
believed it would be in the in
terests of good relations amongst
peoples, the rehabilitation of national
credit and the restoration of intcrna
tional trade. ' ;
"Our great international debt is
due to the obligations we undertook
on behalf of our allies. If we had
had only ourselves to consider, we
should have been particularly free
of - external debt at the present
N. Y. Men Take
Business Getting Back to Nor-
i lual Basis in. Opinion of . j
New York, Feb. 4. Confidence
that business will soon settla down
on sound fundamentals was express
ed by leading financiers and practi
cal economists at a dinner of the
Association of Stock Exchange
firms. - '
Jarries S. Alexander, president of
the National Bank Of Commerce in
New York, cautioned against idle
waiting for the public to resume
active buying, urging business men
to stimulate purchasing .by reduced
prices based on keener, efficiency in
production and the acceptance of
-reasonable margins of profits."
"In this connection," he added "the
growing tendency of labor to be
come more efficient and its willing
ness to accept some liquidation of
inflated wakes is encouraging. The
readjustment is favorable to the. in
dividual workers." ' ! '
"An abundance of labor permits
employers to choose workmen intel
ligently and co-ordinate wages to
their proper part in production costs,
facilitating the establishment of price
levels best for all. ' .
"But employers must play fair and
not attempt to lower wages undujy
or to enforce greater curtailment
than circumstances warrant. ,lhey
must recognize that in any. country
worth living iij. the standard of liv
ing tends ever upward."
Official Count kShows the
Re-Elefctoin of Miners' Head
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 4. Offi
cial canvass of the. recent vote cast
for officers of the United Mine
Workers of America, completed here
today, showed the re-election of
John L. Lewis as president by a ma
jority of 66,730 votes over Robert
H. Harlin of Washington state.
Philio Murray, vice president, also
was re-elected, defeating Alexander
Howat by 11,766, and William Green
was unopposed for re-election as secretary-treasurer.
Colorado Takes Sides in
Alleged Park Monopoly
Denver, Colo., Feb. 4 The state
of Colorado has asked leave to file
a brief in the United States circuit
court of appeals at St. Louis oppos
ing an absolute transportation mo
nopoly in the Rocky Mountain Na
tional park, Attorney General Kcyes
announced today. The action is In
! connection with the appeal ot
i Charles Robbins of Estes Parle,
Colo., from the decision ot federal
Judge Lewis of Denver.
Forn)er Postmaster Held
On Embezzlement Charge
Salt Lake City, Feb. 4. Parley E.
Xey, former postmaster at Clear
Creek, Utah, in whi;h capacity he is
alleged by the government to have
embezzled about $30,000, was bound
over to the federal court by United
States Commissioner Henry Van
Pelt. Nev was allowed liberty on
bond of $8,000.
Boys and girls are invited
to enter competition in The
Bee's Valentine Contest.
See Page 7.
Srud - Cliu Mtttir May 21. IN, il
0. UMtr Act at Mirch 3, lin.
9 to Prison
Terms Range From 6 to 13
Months 23 Indictments iu
Narcotic Cases Returned
By Grand Jury.
Davenpdrt Sent to Pen
V Indictments bv the federal grand
jury which adjourned yesterday
afternoon are as follows: Narcojie
cases, 25; violations of the national
liquor law, 27; thefts from interstate
shipments, 6, and for illegal sale of
United States property, 1.
I Numerous other indictments re
turned by the grand jury have not
been made public. Arrests in these
cases arc expected at any moment.
Nine federal prisoners who chose
to plead guilty to charges against
them were given heavy sentences by
Federal Judge T. C. Munger follow
ing adjournment cf the grand jury.
The sentences ranged from six
months in jail to 15 months in the
federal prison at Leavenworth.
Asks Penitentiary Sentence.
Warren G, Henley, 40, confessed
burglar and ex-convict, charged with
violation of the Harrison drug act,
besought Judge Munger to give him
one year in. the Nebraska peniten
tiary rather than ix months in jail.
"I can't break the drug habit and
I can get more dope down there
than . I can on the outside," Henley
He was given 15 months at Leav
Green Davenport, alias "Rabbit,"
together with John B. Lewis and
Gus Walker, abo charged with sell
ing "dope," were sentenced to 15
months each in federal prison. This
will be "Rabbit's" first commitment
to prison, though federal officers
say he has been treading the thresh
old for several years. 1
"Dope" Peddlers to Jail.
The following prisoners were each
sentenced to six months in jail: Tom
Daugherty, Dan Burch and Ralph.
Burns, lhey were charged also with
selling "dope." .
Judge Munger gave Theodore
Katz, South Side, a penalty of $500,
a fine of $500 and six months in jail
on one count cf manufacturing
.whisky. Before Katz could take his
seat. Judge Munger added a fine of
$1,000 and six-additional months in
jail on a second -count.
Mrs. Louise Davenport, "Rabbit's"'
wife, was ordered to spend" six
months in jail for violation of the
federal narcotic lav. She went into
hysterics. ; ;- :'-- --v.'.- -
The following, indictments were
j returned by the grand jufy'r '
Indictments by Grand Jury.
For violation of the iational nar
cotic law: Pearl Warner, . Gus
Walker, Frank O'Neil, Berts Van
Houscn, Fred Stokes. William Riley,
James Murray, John B. Lewis.
Frank Kirtley, Warren G. . Henley,
(Tnrn to Tage Two. Column Two)
Probe Loss of Mail
Valuable Bank Paper
Nevada, la;, Feb. 4 Investigation
is being conducted here to ascertain
whether a. pouch containing first
class mail and banking papers, esti
mated to be worth $25,000, has been
lost or stolen.
The pouch is said to have con
tained a small quantity of registered
mail and is believed to. h-u-e carried
packages of liberty bonds, but local
banks will not say wha amount. Its
loss first became .known to the banks
when. they received word from Chi
cago that certain mail had not, ar
rived. Payment of checks and drafts has
been stopped, it is said, so that the
loss will be small, h any. The pouch
was supposed to have left here
State Teachers Executive
Committee Meets in Omaha
The - executive committee- of the
Nebraska State Teachers' associa
tion met yesterday afternoon in the
office of J. H. Beveridge, superin
tendent of the Omaha schools and
president of the "association
bers of the committee are: E. L.
Rouse, Peru; A. H. Waterhouse,
Fremont; W. H. Martin. Fairbury;
A. H. Staley, Hastings; H. O. Sut
ton. Kearney. 1 .
District organization.' of the as
sociation is one of the matters un
Dry Agents Confiscate Big
Booze Supply iu Kansas City
Kansas City. Feb. 4. Two thou
sand gallons of wine and 40 gallons
of moonshine whisky were seized by
federal authorities here late last
night. .According to " the officers it
represented tin: largest Haul made i
here since tne prohibition laws wtnl
into effect.' The liquor -was found
iu an abandoned factory in the east
part of town. An armed man who
was guarding the liquor was ar
Sub Is Blamed for Accident
In Delaware Capes pn "Wed.
Philadelphia, Feb.' 4.- Sworn state
ments from members of the crew
of the pilot boat Philadelphia, which
collided with the Submarine L-l off
the Delaware capes Wednesday,
blame the submersible for the acci
dent. The L-l was beached with her
stern full of water. L .
23 Killed in Chile Fight. '
Valparaiso. Chile, Feb. 4. Twenty-three
sodicrs were killed in a,
clash with workers at the San
Gregorio nitrate plant in Antofagasta
province, according to advices from
the district reaching here. Daniel
Jones, the administrator of the olant.
'is reported to have been assassinated-
Co-operative Plan .
Introduced in Pans
Paris. Feb. 4. The first organized
effort to introduce in France, the
system of Sharing the profits of in
dustrial enterprises with the work
men was inaugurated in Paris when
representatives of the employers and
workmen met to form such a plan.
Deputy Godart, former under-sec-retary
in the ministry of war. in the
opening speech, cited several indi
vidual cases of French manufactur
ers who' have adopted the system
since the war with excellent re
sults. The employers and workmen
formed separate committees to draw
up tentative projects.
To Fordnev Tariff
Bill Are Adopted
Backers of Emergency Meas
ure See Signs of Passage in
Senate Some Time
Wa.-hington, Feb. 4. The senate
got down to business with the
Fordnev emergency tariff bill today
and before the session which con
vened at 11 o'clock ended, four
amendments had been adopted.
Votes on the amendments where a
record was made, showed support
ers of the bill to have a majority
from 10 to 1.3.
As the situation stood tonight, it
appeared that the bill would be for
the most part actually, as well as
technically, under consideration until
a final vote is reached. Senator
Penrose, republican, ' of Pennsyl
vania, in charge of the bill, declared
that it had good prospects of pas
sage next week.
The committee amendment to es
tablish an import duty of 40 cents a
bushel on wheat was twice adopted
todav. It was first tVken up with
Only nine senators in the chamber
and accepted without a dissenthig
voice. Then Senator Harrison, demo
crat, Mississippi, one of the bitterest
opponents of the measure, discovered
what had happened and forced a
call for a quorum;1 He said he toas
under tha impression the senate still
was considering a minor Indian
After the quorum call and an hour
of desultory debate, Senator" Mc
Cumber, republican, Nortjt Dakota,
asked for reconsideration of the
wheat amendment and it again was
agreed to, by a vote dl 38 to 28.
The amendment, alio from the
committee, exempting from a tariff
duty rice to be used in the .manu
facture of canned goods likewise was
adoDted. - ;.''"
-The committee amendments fixing-
duties of 2 cents a npund on fresh
and frozen meats and of 25 per cent
ad valorem on prepared or preserved
meats, and exempting from import
duties, all live stock imported ex
clusively for breeding purposes also
Consideration of the duty oi meats
brought from Senator Underwood of
Alabama, democratic leader, . an at
tack on what he ' described as the
inquities of the proposed legislation.
He assaulted the republican position,
inquiring whether republican sena
tors' had "absolutely forgotten that
the government had need for reve
nue" and whether the present bill
could be accepted as an indication
Lpf their intention to build a j tariff
wall about the country during the
The Fordney bill, Mr. Underwood
asserted, could Jc construed as none
other than a consumption tax. He
accused supporters of the bill of be
ing willing to legislate money from
the consumers into the pockets of
speculators and quoted figures from
a summary of tariff information,
compiled by the republican house
ways and means committee to show
that imports so much complained of
"exist only in the air." , ' '
, The program of the leaders to at
tempt the fixing of a date for a vote
went into the discard, temporarily,
with the arival of Senator Williams,
democrat, Mississippi, who renewed
his declaration that he would not be
bound by any private agreements.
Mr. Williams spoke heatedly of
"machinations -. going on around
here,"- adding: '
,"I would be a fool to agree to
something I do not believe in and
something the result of which I al-
ready know." , .
The house ways and means com
mittee concluded hearings.on the silk
schedule in its consideration of a re
vision of the permanent tariff. . It
plaijs tomorrow to hear discussions
of tariff rates on paper and. books.
Cuming County "Kickoff."
West Point, Neh.. Feb. 4.(Spe
cial.) The "Kickoh1 meeting of the
Cuming County Farm bureau is
scheduled for Monday.
How Would You
Like to Go to Jail?
Even though you be a church
goer and consider yourself a law
abiding citizen, you probably
violate every Sunday at least one
of Omaha's numerous "sub
, merged" ordinances. '
Enforcement of all the unre
pealed "blue laws" on the city's
historic files would overtax ca
jiacity of the jails and leave only
a scattering few to hie themselves
to services on a Sunday room.
You'll find a story about
Omaha's "blue laws" in The Sun
Page One of the Rotogravure
Section for Sunday is a series of
flashlight pictures taken "behind
the scenes" in Omaha theaters.
Another Sunday Bee feature
will be a human interest story
'of the trials and triumphs of
students "working thsir way"
through Omaha educational institutions.
Some People Who Are Trying to
1 On the Country
Th.it Typu of Movit Mmnagtr.
Thit Typo of Gambling.
Negro in Bluffs
In Street Brawl
"Dolly" Thompson - Empties
" Revolver at Alleged -Knife
Toter on Broadway
, ., Man May Die.
"Dolly"- Thompson, negro porter at
Cowles cigar 'store for many years,
emptied his revolver at "Slim" Col
lier, anothxr negro-, when he met him
1 at Tenth street and Broadway, Coun
cil Bluffs, yesterday. 1 wo of the
six bullets struck Collier, who is now
in a scriousr condition at the-Mercy
hospital. . j . '
Thompson was arrested by George
Gillaspy, deputy sheriff, and lodged
in the county jaiL where he is held
under $5,000 bond. Thompson is well
known in Council Bluffs and has a
good reputation for honesty and in
tegrity. Collier is a police character
aud is known as. a "bad man." -
Thompson told the county attor
ney that Collier had threatened his
life several times, in "the past two
months and had sent word that he
would kill him o sight. He knew
that-bis enemy always carried either
a knife or a gun and he obtained
a permit to carry a weapon as protec
tion. ' When they met yesterday Collier
reached for his hip pocket, Thomp
son says. Thompson pulled out his
own revolver and emptied.it at his
enemy. Four of the bullets missed
him, but one struck him in the neck
and the other passed entirely through
his body at the waistline, He is not
expected to live. ...; 1
' Collier is a very dressy negro 'and
has a perfect set of even, teeth, with
the exception of. one upper one. In
this cavity .he has a gold tooth,-set
with a diamond.
Superior Farmer Ends
Own Life hy Hanging
Superior, Neb., Feb. .4. (Special
Telegram.) Sei.sr Lark, 62, living
witji his son on a farm two miles
from Mount Clair, committed suicide
by hanging.. He left the house early
to do chores and when he did not
respond to the call for breakfast a
search was -made and he was found
hanging between two corncribs. No
reason for fits act is known, tit is
survived by his wife and a son and
Passengers Help Release
Traiu Blocked bv Snowslide
Ogdcn, Utah, Feb. 4. Passengers
cm Union Pacific traiu No. 49 took
their turn at shovels this morning,
when the train was blocked for near
ly two hours by a snowslide at
Devil's Gate, in Weber canyon. The
1 second section of the same train also
was delayed by a slide at the same
President of Missouri
Jefferson City, Mo... Feb.-4. Dr.
A. Ross Hill, president of the Uni
versity of Missouri, late today pre
sented his resignation to the board of
curators and asked that, it be ac-.
j Dr. Hill resigns to take charge cf
I the foreign operations of the Amer
j ican Red Cross.
'Patent Commissioner Named.
i Washington, l?eb. 4. President
I Wilson sent to tKe senate the nomi-
nation of Melvin H. Coulston of New
j York to be commissioner of patents.
'Coulston is now first assistant com
missioncr of patents
I (tnktZT S ktkfil - ("They ought To
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Thit Typo of Society Bud. Thit Typo of Drotm. Thit Typo of Druggitt.
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) SERMON ABOUT J C A WELL LUNCH .
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Thit Typ f Doctor.
Thit Typo of Sunday Now.
; Asked for Woman
Alleged Slayer of Mining Man
Spared "Terrific Ordeal of
Los AngelesCal., Feb. 4. Death
en the gallows for Mrs.'' Louise L.
Peete' was asked today of the jury
which heard her trial for the alleged
murder of Jacob Charles Denton.
The extreme penalty was urged
by Raymond I. Turney, depsty dis
trict attorney, who opened the argu
ment for the state. He reviewed and
aualyzcd jthe testimony aud evidence
presented by the prosecution, con
tending guilt had been fastened upon
defendant "beyond all doubt."
Each side is to be allowed five
hours for argument. As ' the court
announced, arguments must be con
cluded by 11 o'clock tomorrow
morning, arrangements were made
for a session of court tonight.
Mrs. Peete was not placed on the
stand in her own defense . because
her "testimony was unnecessary," and
because he wished to" spare her the
"terrific ordeal" of a "long and ar
duous cross-examination," her at
' Mrs. Peete, speaking on the samft
subject, said she "was not used to
the "kind of treatment" which, she
said, "she understood the state was
preparing for he."
' "My experiences in the past havt
Been with gentlemen." she added. '
Masked Night Riders Warn
Non-Union Tenant Farmers
Bridgeport, Ala., Feb. 4.-Masked
night riders with horses covered with
white cloth, descended, upon a score
of non-union farm renters last night
and served notice that they must
"either join - the ( tenants' union or
leave your farms within 10 days."
They also called upon landowners
and demanded that only union farm
ers be employed or given shelter. ,
The demonstration, it is under
stood, is a result of differences aris
ing between landowners and union
tenants over requests of the latter for
a one-half share in the crops instead
of One-third, as has heretofore been
the basis of land leasing.
Amendment to Divorce Law
Passes Nevada Assembly
Reno, .Nev., Feb. 4. An amend
ment to the Nevada diyorce law,
which provides that every applicant
for divorce must have been a resi-.
dent of the state for six months pre
ceding commencement of divorce
action, was passed by the assembly
ot the state legislature tins morning
and now goes to, the governor for
signature. The amendment prohibits
the short term class of divorce, as
the Mary Fickford case, .except for
bona fide residents of the state.
Chicago Traction Company
Ordinance Is Suspended
Chicago, Feb. 4. The city council,
by a vote of 52 to 0, passed a resolu
tion suspending the contract traction
ordinance between the city and the
street railway companies. The res
olution was passed as a part of
Mayor William . Hale Thompson's
plan to put a 5-cent fare into effect.
Sioux City Milk Prices
Will Be Reduced One Cent
Sioux City, la., Feb. 4. Whole
sale and retail . milk prices will be
reduced 1 cent next week, the larg
est dairy company here announced
today. Retail milk will be reduced
from 15 to 14 cents a quart and
wholesale milk from 13 1-2 to 12 1-2
ccnti a quart.
0llf Sanity, t: Otlly Only. 11: Suntfiv, 14
Sunday. 116: Dally Only. 112; Suaiiay Oaly. ta
Force Blue Laws
Thit Typ of Theatrical Managar,
Thit Typo of Sunday Obttrvanca.
More Than Horn'
Disturbance Is Indicated
- Being 2,200 Mires South of
Washington Reaches In
. tensity at 3:38.
Washington, Feb. 4. A severe
earthquake which began at 3:28 and
lasted until 4:43 this morning was
reported by Father Francis 'A.
Tondorf, director of the George
town seismological observatory. The
disturbance" was indicated by the in
struments as being 2,200 miles south
of Washington and reached, its high
est intensity at 3:38, Father Tondorf
The seismograph, record indicated
a disturbance even more severe than
that recorded December 16, last, Fa
ther Tondorf said. The scene of
the December disturbance was never
Father Tondorf estimated that
today's disturbance probably was in
Chicago, Feb. 4. The weather
bureau seismograph at the 'Univer
sity of Chicago recorded an earth
quake within 1,721 miles of Chicago
this morning. The shocks were de
scribed as of medium intensity, the
first occurring at 2:38 a. m., the
maximum coming 10 minutes later 1
and the hnal tremor at o:4ts a. 111.
K"''ng together of the record lines
' nrvrntpri thn ffnvpmnipnl pvnrrU
from .learning the direction ' of the
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Amalgamation of London
London, - Feb. 4. The Pall Mall
Gazette announced that it has amal
gamated with the Globe and that
both 'will be published as one news
paper, from Monday next, under the
title of the Pall Mall Gazette and
Globe. S .
The amalgamation comes in con
sequence of the crisis through which
the British newspaper world is pass
ing, owing to the increased price of
news print and the augmented wages
of editorial and mechanical staffs.
The Globe, the oldest evening news
paper iii London, having been estab
lished in 1803. has changed hands a
number of times in recent years. Jt
has been on the market for some
months, as are other London papers.
Wroman Given Six Months
On Bootlegging Charge
Salt Lake City. Feb. 4. The heav
iest sentence passed upon a woman
in Utah tor having liquor in her pos
session was meted out to Mrs. C. R.
i Jones, proprietor of a rooming house
when judge i'reci crocneii 01 mc
municipal court sentenced her to six
months' imprisonment with the op
tion of a fine.
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i National Labor Leaders Do-
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Up If Board Abrogates
! Charges Open Shop Fight
, Chicago, Feb. 4 --A' general rail
road strike will take place within a
week if the. United States railway
labor board accedes 10 the request
of the railroads to abrogate- the na
tional shop crafts agreements, ac
cording to statements made today
by national labor leaders.
The railroads iu closing their
case before the board yesterday
asked that these agreements be abro
gated to "save them from bank
ruptcy." Claim "Open Shop" Fight.
William Schocnbcrg of Chicago,
organizer for the machinists' union,
speaking before the federal trades
council at Milwaukee, declared li
railroad executives" program is a part
of the open hop fight against union
labor and predicted a nation-wide
strike it the wage agreements arc
S. J. Pegg, international! secre
tary -treasurer of the Maintenance of
Way Employes and Railroad Shop
Laborers' union, issued a statement
m Detroit announcing that 370,000
members of that organization will
Stage a country-wide walkout with
out the formality of a strike vote,
the moment wages are cut or the
national wage agreement is broken.
Atterbury Wires Wilson.
Chicago. Feb. 4. W. W. Atter
bury, president of the Pennsylvania
railway, today supplemented his
statement before the labor board
Monday by a message to President
Wilson showing the increase in
number of employes and in payrolls
di'rine the Deriod of eovernment
"In the year of 1917," Mr. Alter-
1 , ... r
uury s message saiu, uetore govern
ment ODeration was arlontpr! tho m'l.
way employed 302,828 machinists,
boilcrmakcrs, blacksmiths, electri
cians, airbrake men, car inspectors,
car repairers, other skilled shop em
ployes and machinists, helpers and
"Wages Jump 180 Per Cent."
"In 1920, when the number of loco
motives and cars to be maintained
wa only slightly larger than ir
1917. they had 443,774, increase of
140,945, or 47 per cent. The total
wages paid to these employes in
1917 as $317,879,549, while in 1920.
ancr me aovance m wages granted
by the railroad labor board last July,
their wages were running at the rate
of approximately $890,000,000 a yea,
an increase of over 1917 of 180 per
. "Another class of employes includ
ed in one of the national agreements
is the clerks. In 1917 the railway
employed 184.063 clerks, while iu
1920, when business was normal, the
were employing 238,693 clerks, an in
crease of 29 per cent. The total
wages paid to ' clerks in 1917 was
$189,009,506. After the wage board
award made by the railroad labor
board the wages of the clerks were
running, as near as can be estimated,
at the rate of $399,300,000 a year, an
increase of 112. per cent."
Aged Madison Woman
Assaulted in Home
Madison, Neb., Feb. 4. (Special.)
Mrs. Chris. Martens, 60, was as
saulted at her home last night bv an
unidentified man. Her repeated
screams and determined resistance
caused her assailant to flee after
knocking her down with a revolver.
Mrs. Martens lives alone. Her as
sailant entered her home earlv 111
the evening offering to buy her prop-
i-riy. airs.. .Martens sister was pres
ent and he left, rtturing later when
Mrs. Martens was alone and asking
to ee tiie house. Entering a bed
room and closing the door he dis-t
played a revolver, and ordered her
to keep quiet. She screamed and he
struck her over the head with the re
volver, knocking her down and
threw a pilfow over her face and
then fled. j
Robbery police believe was the mo
tive for the attack.
Odell Farmer Sues Mother '
For Alleged $80 Board Bill
Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 4. (Special.)
A rather unusual case was dispos
ed of in Judge Ellis' court here, when
Henry Beck, Odell farmer, brought
suit. against' his mother, Mary Beck,
for $80 for board. Three witnesses
testified in Hie case, one son for and
the other against the mother, and
the defendant herself. Because of
an agrement entered into between
the plaintiff and defendant, the court
pave a verdict of S70 in favor nf
! Henry Beck.
Premier Rhallis of Greece
Determined to Quit Office
Athens. Feb. 4. Premier Khallis
has determined to resign, it was an
nounced today, owing to differences
with regard to who shall head the
Greek delegation that.will participate
in the forthceming conference on
near eastern questions to be held in
The Rhallis ministry was formed
on November 18 last, in succession
to that of M. Venizelos.
Scrihner Ice Company
Wants Stock Validated
Lincoln, Feb. 4. (Special.) The
Scribncr Artificial Ice company, or
ganized in 1918 by 200 citizens dur
ing an ice famine there, which later
took over the private lighting sys
tem curing another emergency, has
filed application with the N'cbravki
railway commission to validate the
$62,900 paid-in capital stock of its
authorized $100,000 issus.
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