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The' Omaha Daily. Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 201.
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All Bills to
Little Prospect of Legislation
To Prohibit Immigration,
. Either at Present Session
Or the Next.
House Measure Defeated
By ARTHUR SEARS KENNING.
t hlxago Tribune-Omaha Bh Leaned Wire.
Washington, eb.' 6. T.hore is
now no prqspect of the passage of
legislation, cither by this or the ..next
congress, completely suspending im
migration for any period. It will be
impossible in the remaining, mouth
of this congress, to pass any immi
gration restriction legislation, save
possibly an extension' of the passport
vse system, and Interest now cen
ters upon the restriction bill that
will be framed soon after the next
o.'grcss is called in extraordinary
st ion. ' .
'i"he Johnson ' suspension bill
foundered ou the rotks in the senate
tu muiiuce on immigration of which
Senator Colt of Kliode Island is
chairman. The other members of
the committee are Dillingham of
Vermont. Penrose of Pennsylvania,
Sterling of South Dakota, Johnson
of California, Keyes of New Hamp
shire and Edge of "New Jersey, re
publicans', and Gore of Oklahoma,
King of Utah. Harris bf Georgia,
Harrison of .Mississippi and Phelan
of California, democrats. .
Passed by House.
Johnson ot caiitornia, wing 01 i
Utah and . Harrison of Mississippi.!
are the couspicbous restriclionists of
the committee and the only one
with whom the suspension bill found
favor. This bill which was framed
bv the, house immigration committee
of which Representative Johnson of
Waji'narton is chairman, was passed
, by ia house. It provided for the. I
suspension of immigration for one
Chairman Colt of .the senate com
mittee and Senators Dillingham, and
Sterling, all of whom have special
ized on immigration questions, were
imahcrablv opposed to the sus
pension bill from the start and they
carried a maiority of the committee
with them. They hold that the com
plete prohibition of immigration is
wrong in principle and advocate vari-
oui -systems or restriction. ,
The hearings on the suspension
hill had not oroceeded far Mvhen
these senators asserled that no
had been demonstrated. ; Despite
the testimony of immigration offi
t'als that millions of Europeans arc
terying to get to America and that
more than. 1.000,000 probably will
arrive this year. Chairman, Colt and
his supporters coined that the, pass
,port vise regulations and the inade
quacy of oceaii transportation would
operate to stem the tide of new com
ers until Weell considered restric
tion legislation could be enacted.
Enioloyers Oppose Bill.
, Great opposition to the suspen
sion bill by various employing inter-
(Torn tt Tig Two. Colnma Wtc.) .
Free Importation of
Newspaper Print Stock
Chit-ago ribBBt-Omh Bee l.ed.Wlr.
Washington, Feb. 6. Thflat news
print paper should continue to come
in from Canada free of duty was
advocated 1y both American paper
manufacturirs and newspaper pub
lishers today before the house ways
and means committee.
s The position of the manufacturer?
were set forth in a statement pre
sented by Henry W. Stokes of Phil
adelphia and others on behalf of the
.American Pulp and Paper associa
tion. It was contended that the dif-
lerence ill ' cost ot production oi
news print paper in this country and
r Canada iustifv a tariff of three-
quarters of a cent-a' pound, or $15
a ton. !... -t
It was1 slated,' however, that in as
much as 40 , per cent of the news
print paper used in the United States
is bought from Canada it is in the
public interest that such a .duty, if
imposed, Should be suspended in
the case of news print importations
from Canada and applied only by
executive order whenever it may be
shown that the Canadian provinces
are maintaining or imposing restric
tions that are unfair.
White House Motor Car
Immune From Coppers
Chicago Trtbnna-Omaba Dm iMMd Wire.
Washington, Feb. 6. The Wash
ington police started out to enforce
traffic regulations with a. vengeance.
Hundreds cf motorists were arrest
ed for various violations and the
only offender ' known to have es
caped, with impunity was the White
President and Mrs. Wilson went
for a drive in Potomac park during
the afternoon. The rule prescribes
that the speedway be circled from
right to left only. Nevertheless, the
White House car entered the speed
way from left to tight and was al
lowed to proceed, although others
had been arrsted previously for this
Fanner Loses Thumb and
it Two Finger m Corn Sheller
Broken Bow, Neb., Feb. 6. (Spe
cial.) Ralph Ash. 5, residing. 18
miles north of Broken Bow, lost the
thumb and first two fingers of his
right hand in a corn sheller. He was
oiling the machine and in trying to
catch himself when his foot slipped,
plunged his right hand into the ma
chinery, . . .
"Get Bergdoll" is Demand
Of American? in' Euro
S. Dignity and Pride
Action in Making
Humble Themselves to Army Slacker
Now in Germany. , , .
BY FLOYD GIBBONS.
Cbiraga Tribune (able. Copyright 1051,
Paris. Feb. 6. American dignity
and pride has been sorely injured
in Europe by Washington's actiou in
making American soldiers on the
Rhine humble themselves on account
of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, the
slacker, who escaped from America
and now is being made a hero in
Germany. . ' ' ,
Americans in Europe are begin
ning to ask whether Bergdoll, the
pacifist and draft evader, was not
a fighter after all. The opinion is
being formed here that he has licked
Washington to a frazzle.
Americans in large numbers on
this side arc writing to the editor of
the European edition of the Chicago
Tribune, denouncing the situation.
The European edition of the Trib
une today begins a new campaign
with the slogan, "Get Bergdoll."'
Suggested by Letten
I The crusade was suggested in the
j following letter published today:
"To the Editor of the Tribune: You
are an American, The Tribune ts the
only upstanding, outspoken Ameri
can medium in Europe. It is your op
portunity and duty now to do the
real American thing and repair the
stain that has been placed upon all
Americans by the pussyfooted, pa
cifist Washington administration
that ordered our American soldiers,
on the Rhine to apologize to an ene
my with whom we are still at .war.
"This insufferable embarrassment
... Against Bill
House Rojl No. 1 Rejected hy
. Every Test Applied! to
Show Local Puhlic
Lincoln; Feb. 6. (Special.) "Let
Omaha adopt 'home rule and settle
its own problems." , ,
That has been and is the, plaint
of out-state legislators when Omaha
disputes come before them.
The theory is that in matters , of
hould have 'what its citizens want.
By that theory the majority of the
Douglas county 1 delegation in the
lower house expect out-state mem:
bers to join them in defeating House
Roll No. 1, the water board's bill
to give itself additional power in
handling electric light mattcrsl
. Omaha Against the Bill.
Insofar as Omaha opinion has expressed-itself,
through elective offi
cers and civic bodies, it is pointed
out that it is against the bill.
The "lower houe. delegation
. from Douglas county stands 8 to
3 against the bill, with one non- .
; committal; -v
Mayor Smith, who made pub-f ,
" lie ownership of public utilities
a plauk of his platform, is em-'
phatically against the bill.
The Omaha Real Estate board,
which stood with the water
board in earlier campaigns, is
against, the bill by the decisive
vote of 46 to 21.
None of the , various active
civic organizations has indorsed
the bill. , ''
An analysis of the three favorable
votes oiv the Douglas .county dele
gation makes the showing still more
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strikinar. Ut tne inrce, one is
ot Representative Bowman, step-son
" ?:AV,Cai,,il T"tCr ,1 ,2'
water board. 1 Ins leaves out xwo
of the twelve Douglas county mem
bers favorable to the bill, after per
sonal connections are eliminated.
Men of Independent Views.
In past years, water board legisla
tion has sometimes won against
Douglas countv opposition on - the
plea that the delegation was "ma
chine made," and not truly represen
tative of the electorate. That argu
ment, even supporters of House Roll
No. 1, admit does not apply against
the present Douglas county "delega
tion. The personnel has won high
tribute from out-state members, who
assert that it out-ranks any Douglas
county delegation in recent years in
the ability, and independence of its
members. ', ,
A further evidence of present pub
lic sentiment in Omaha toward the
watf board, is cited in the defeat
of Charles R. Sherman, a veteran of
the board, when he was a candidate
for re-election last yea. It was the
first time since Omaha has owned
the waterworks that a member of
the board has been defeated when he
sought re-election. The Douglas
county majority believe that Sher
man's defeat at the same election
which named them to the legislature
is sufficiently indicative of what
Omaha thinks of further extensions
of water board policies.
Negro Fails to Raise
Late Lamented and
Lands in City Jail
Miami, Fla., Feb. 6. Joe Thomas,
j an aged negro, got into, trouble
through failure to make good a con
tracts bring back to life the late
lamented husband of a negro wo
man. She said she gave him $15,
and the deceased's gold watch.
He said he buried the timepiece at
the grave to rouse the sleeper, but it
didn't work. The court said it look
ed like false pretense and bound
Injured by Washington's j
Soldiers , on ' Rhine !
is visited upon our national rcputa-.
tion because two Americans tried to
do the thing that every real Ameri
can would like to ido, namely, 'Get
"This millionaire German slacker
has kidded America off her feet. He
has laughed at our country and our
law's. He has evaded and Jiood
winked our civil authorities. "He has
turned the tables on our military, ana
now he has reduced the nation to the
position of humbling itself and mak
ing an apology on his behalf. -"What
Is Wrong." .
"What is wrong in Washington?
Are there no Americans left in pub
lic life who can strike back' for this
Is, the spirit of Lincoln, ot
urant ana ot Kooseveit aeaar ui
Stephen Decatur's words mean any
thing any more? Has the American
Legion forgotten our battle dead and
gone in for tea fights? Are Our Gold
Star mothers forgetting their fallen
heroes? ' ' ,
"Isn't it time to make the eagle
screech or jVn't there any screech leh
in the old bird? Let us forget every
thing else for one minute and 'Get
I Bergdoll.' ' ,
"The Tribune has done many big
things in Europe, Mr. Editor, and
real Americans over here aie thank
ful for them. Here is a bis job for
yon. Break out with a new slogan.
Make it, 'Get Bergdoll' Raise hell
about it until the sniveling little pup
is yanked out of Germany and placed
in his traitor's cell."
Walk Into Arms
v Of Authorities
Federal Prisoners, Playing
"Hide and Seek" With Of
ficers on the Platte River
Island, Taken at Kearney.
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Kearney, Xcb., Feb. 6. (Special
Telegram.) After a successful game
of hide and seek for two days with
officers of Hall and Buffalo counties,
Harry L. . Grover and Milo Long,
federal prisoners who dug their way
out of the Grand Island jail Wednes
day night, walked into the arms of
sheriffs at the Grover home, here
The officers, failing in their efforts
tp locate the fugitives on an island
in the Platte river three miles south
of Kearney, on which the two men
were in hiding, concealed themselves
at the Grover home. Grover and
Long unsuspectingly walked into
the trap last night and gave them
selves up without resistance when
they saw that the officers had the
drop ou them.
The men had been reported barri
caded in a hunting vshack on the is-,
land, heavily armerl and ready to put
up a desperate fig"ht to avoid recap4
. , .wJ
them when arrested.
Frank Dynes, w;ho was the third
member of the jail-breaking trio,
walked into the city hall at Kearney
Saturday and gave himself up to au
thorities."" He told officers that the
other two men were concealed on
the island and said that Long was'
responsible for the jail delivery.
Both Grover and Long asserted
last night that Dynes had been the
ring leader and had planned the es
cape. They admit that had road con
ditions been favorable an automobile
would have -been stolen and that'
they would have endeavored to have
put as many miles as possible be
tween themselves and Grand Island.
Sheriff McCutcheon, Deputy Sher-
:a r , T:i
W lckwire of
Q d land ,returned t0 that city
-ith their, prisoners this morning,
The men were indicted by a fed
eral grand jury i:i Omaha on a
charge of interstate traffic in stolen
, To Mix in Rail Scrap
Washington, D. C, Feb. 6. Pres
ident Wilson refused the request of
railroad labor union representatives
that he investigate railroad execn
.tives' claims before the railroad la
bor board that the carriers must ad
just wages or face bankruptcy. He
also declined to submit the matte?"
to congress. .
Confidence was expressed by the
.president that all questions dealing
with railroad labor and management
might be left safely to the railroad
labor board and the interstate com
merce commission. He accordingly
informed the labor and railroad rep
resentatives that he was submitting
copies of telegrams from them to j
inesc Domes. i . I
Fillmore County Farmers
Want Highway Improved
Tl'eneva, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
One resident of each township
crossed by the road from. Geneva
to Clay Center was appointed on a
committee to consult the county
board of supervisors about improv
ing the highway. It is the desire of
Fillmore farmers along the road
that it be made a county highway,
from the Saline county to the Clay
county 'line. The gathering to dis
cuss the plan was presided over by
James Burke of Geneva. ' . .-.
Bolshevist Propaganda. -
" Berlin, ( Fell. 6. Articles urging
student volunteers to proclaim a
soviet government are being printed
by the Neue Zcitung, bolshevik or
gan, at Munich, it is announced in
Confessed. Mail Bandit, Im
prisoned Nearly Half o
Life, Finds Way to Get
True Identity Hidden
Benjamin Fuller, confessed forger
and robber of the United Spates
mails, has discovered a way to make
money honestly. .
He began his life of crime at the
age of seven ' years. He has had
many adventures and narrow escapes,
he says. And now he has decided
to "cash in" on
his experiences Dy
j writing his autobiography.
Fuller is a younjr man. He admits
Fuller is not his right name bue de
clines to supply cither his true iden
tity'or the name of his home town.
He was arrested when he attempted
to pass a check on. the Brandeis
stores and yesterday admitted he
had served tinte.in many prisons.
"I've already started to write the
story of. my life," he said last night.
"Jt will be a verv interestine storv.
l assure you.
Autobiography of Bad Boy.
"What will I call it? Why, I think
I'll call it the autobiography of a bad
"I'm only a boy, you know, if a
bad one. I reallyjhaven't grown up."
Fuller attributes his' life of crime
to the influences of a hardj-hearted
stepmother. His father is an in
fluential business man, he says.
: "I wasn't a bad youngster at
heart," said Fuller "But when my
mother died things began to go
wrong, father married again soon
and the woman lie married didn't
care for me. ' She influenced father
against me niad him think I was
ba(K-and finally I was sent to a re
, "When I was 7 years old I es
caped from the reformatory and got
back home.' I thought I'd' be wel
come, but found I wasn't. So one
night I took a little bread to keep
me from starving and ran away from
home. If I hadn't I'd have been
sent back to the reformatory. .
A Thousand Hells.
"Since then I've gone, through n
thousand hells, and not a single
heaven. I air. now 29 years old.
I've sp'ent'H years of that time jn
.; Fuller's only robbery ' job was
committed in Kalamazoo. Mich., in
November pf 1920, according to his
confession, when he. stole a govern-
n.lcnt niau Pou.c:? ,rcnl a rauroaa sta-
uc &iik i.uuiauicu pJ,UA 111
checks and drafts,. only a small part
of which was negotiable, he said.
Part of the checks were for old
soldiers and pensions for widows, he
He cashed some of these checks in
New York and Canada, and de
stroyed the others, he asserted."
Fuller said he. determined to reveal
(Turn to Paaje Twe. Column One.)
Houston Attorney Is
Tarred and Feathered '
. By Unidentified Men
tbivaco Tribune-Omaha Be Leaned Wire.
-Houston, Tex., Feb.' 6. B. I.
Hobbs. an attorney, with only a
coat of tar and' feathers to hide his
nakedness; was dumped out of an au
tomobile on one of the principal
business district streets at midnight
tonjght. The automobile left him in
the street before the crowd and po
lice, which quickly gathered knew
what had occurred. The police took
Ilob.bs to headquarters and question
ed ; him and then sent him to his
home, where, w.nile attempting to get
rid of his tar and feathers he told of
the attack upon him
He said he was hauled from his
bed late Saturday night by five men,
who gained entrance to his home on
the plea of wanting to see him ou
important business. He was taken
downstairs and shoved into a wiat
iug automobile. Thcu he was blind
folded and the car was driven, he
judged, several miles out into the
country where a stop at a lonely
point was made, and his head was
shorn of the l.ong jhair he usually
wears and the coat of tar and
Madison Man Pleads Not '
Guilty to Statutory Charge
Madison, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Preliminary hearing for J. E.
Brown, alleged assailant of Mrs.
Martens, was continued . to Febru-ary-lJ
to enable Brown to obtain
counsel. He pleaded hot guilty to
the charge of an attempted statu
tory offense and his bail fixed at
$5,000. He is being held in jail.
Wooden Leg Destroys
Faith in Providence;
Wearer Lands in Jail
Uncago, l'eb. . o. Wade Uuuey s
X Feb. 6. Wade Duffe
faith in Providence i forever shat
tered. ' He has knocked wood on
his cork leg and invoked good luck
for the last time. He's going back
to Blue Earth, "Minn., to face his
frandfather from whom he stole
$9,000 in securities and cash. He was
arrested last Thursday as a vagrant,
but was identified by the cork leg.
"I'da been alt right if I. had
canned that 'tree and. bought a
crutch," he said. "Well, it was like
this: I needed some money last
July, I wanted "to see the world. I
Ava. tired of my father's farm. I
met three fellows I learned after
ward they were safeblowers, and
they said "they would get my grand
father's dough if I would show
them where he kept it. I did. They
got it. I never saw them again."
Deputy Sheriff Bachtle left for
Blue Earth with McDuffv tonieht.
The charge is grand larceny.
Will Editor Harding Run the Government Like a
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Bank at Orchard;"
Vaults Blown Open and Loot
Estimated at From $2,000
To 10,000 Taken
Early Sunday. s
" O'Neill, Neb.; Feb. 6. (Special
Telegram.) The Citizens ;State
bank of Orchard was robbed at 3
Sunday morning, the two ' doors t
the bank vaults being blown and the
safety deposit boxes rifled. The mag
nesium steel safe in which the bank
funds were kept was not touched.
Bank officials estimate that " be
tween $2,000 and $10,000 ; worth of
Liberty bonds were taken. H. R.
Browning, assistant cashier of the
bank, was an eye-witness to the
robbery. He had been out to a so
cial function, and after eating lunch
at a nearby restaurant, walked past
the bank on his way home. As he
came in. front of the bank, a man
standing in the doorway stuck him
up and ordered him to enter the
banking room with him. i "
Three others were in the direc
tor's ' room, where Browning ' was
taken, bound and gauged. ,One or
two others, he says, were -working
on the vault doors, which were.jn
The furniture of the vault' and
safety deposit room were wrecked
by the explosion and several of the
boxes jammed in' such a way that
the. bandits could not open them.
Browning was left iuuhe bank and
managed to work loose shortly aft
er their departure. He at once turned
in a fire alarm, arousing the entire
town. As the villagers were assem
bling, a losed car, supposed to con
tain the bandits, rushed through the
Crowd and escaped towards the east.
The six bandits are supposed, to be
from Sioux City and came to O'Neill
Friday night. Saturday after mid
night they broke into a " section
house, securing gasoline, : oil " ' and
The bandits, as described by
Browning, answered the description
ot tne six men seen nere saturaay. ,
The Citizen State bank of Orchard
is capitalized for $30,000. T. A. Dray
ton of Orchard is president; E. R.
Gurney of Omaha, vice"' president;
W. S. Bowen of Orchard, cashier,
and H. R. Browning of Orchard,
assistant cashier. ' -
Governor of Reserve
Board Is Optimistic
.New York. Feb. 6. D'scussing
credit expansions arising from the
participation of the United. States in
the war. WP. G. Harding, governor
of the federal reserve board, mini
mized the danger of a business col
lapse or financial crisis.
"I say this in all candor," the as
serted. "We are 'now looking for
ward toa i year of constructive "de
velopment. I want to say that in
trinsically there is no comparison to
day with conditions a year ago, wheri
there was uneasiness and apprehen
sion among the best informed over
the badly expanded credit. Business r
is now rapidly, reaching a new level
and approaching a sound and sane
basis." . , - ' . .
San Francisco, . Feb. 6. The 19
passengers who "were on the steam
schooner Klamath wb.cn she went
ashore at Dclmar, 80 miles north of
San Francisco, early Sunday .morn
ing, were taken to Point Arena to
i!ay. " .
Woman Sells Punch
Bowl to Buy New Hat;
Hubby Beats Her Up
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Tensed Wire.
Chicago, Feb. 6V Punch bowls do
not mean anything since the eigh
teenth amendment became more or
less effective and Mrs. Evelyn Neil
son .grew weary of polishing up ths
large, cut glass bowl, part of her
household treasures. .Spring is not"
far. distant - and the stores w;ere
showing, 4me - lordly. :jicw-iiatsUs&o
Mrs. Neilson sold the punch bowl
and invested the returns in a, new
' Her husband,' - Hetimcr Neilson,
waxed; wroth ''.over . the transaction
and gave friend wife a sound thump
ing. .' - . ;
"That hateful old bowl was obso
lete, anyway," she told Judge Sab
bath. "It just'made a Tot 'of extra
work for me and I would get a lot
more comfort out of a hat." ,
"I agree with you;" said the court,
as he indicated that he would grant
her' a divorce. ( .
Strike of Kansas
Miners Is Called
Alexander Howat, Orders Men
In Two Pittshurg Coal Mines
i To Lay Down Tools.
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Pittsburg, Kas., Feb. 6. Alexan
der M. Howat, .president pf the Kan
sas miners, announced today he had
called a strike--of 200 mjners cm
ployed in the two mines of the G.
IT. Mackic Fuel company. Iji calling
it, Howat said he. had acted on di
rections of the union's district board,
The. walk-out, is tli first - to' be
called since the passage of. the Iav
creating, the state court of industrial
relations a year ago. ,
' ' Howat and other mine union offi
cials.are under injunctions not: to
call strikes in the Kansas coal fields,
and county officials tonight were understood-to
be considering 'what
steps to take. . . X ,
Explaining the strike, Howat said:
- "The -action was taken after the
failure of the operators to out into
effect an award made more than two
years a$o in the case of Karl Mish
mash." - ,
Man Who Put Beads in
thlrago Tribune-Omaha ltee I.ea.eil Wire.
Hammond, I nd.. Feb. (j. Federal ;
.,-,o,:k.-:.. t J :.. - '
found in a rew
kind of bird in Hammond todav. His :
name, is Steve Varcro nd he w'as thr i
inventor of brad oil'iisrf in discing-
ing hootch. Steve noticed that his
customers were not content with
melHng or .tasting .his moonshine,
!f KWSh Wat?h .Warm Bureau bo depar
the 1. tie beads that linger in the , 3t Washi ,on ap, rovc;hi$
real stutf so he invented, a concoc- npporl-!fIeilt as cce.ssor - to county
tion which beaded the boozf. and did a trout H C. Hn.-iri r ,t..
a land office bus'ness until-his place
was raided and thc'sccfct disclosed,
lie says the bead cil. cost him $2 an
ounce. - . . -
Hardling May Appoint Esch on
. Interstate Copnnerce Body
Washington, ' Feb'fi. Representa
tive J. J. Esch rff jWisconsin, who
will retire after'- years of service,
probably will i be' named by Mr.
Harding as a member of the inter
state tommcrce commission, accord
ing to general reptrrts. Mr Esch
was defeated for renomination.
Mr.- Esch was chairman of the in
terstate commerce committee ' and
aided 'in the framing of the Esch-Cummins-transportation
Heavy Sleet and
Snow Storms Rage
In Middle West
' Old Man Winter" Rudely
Awakens Nebraskans to Fact
That Winter Isn't Over-
Slight Temperature Drop
"Old ManWmter sprang wick-
ed surprise on Umana and iseorasua
and Tniva in trneral when he set
Mother Carev to picking her" chick -
, . c' j
ens early Sunday morning, causing
many a sleepy c-.t.zen to bestir him-
self earlier than usually is his voiit
on the day of rest an4 rummage
Jay of rest an4 rummage
a dusky basement f or he
. : .i f
ivel put away m the fond
Mrtrf. (n.r cr-.-,y Lava
Ceasing her activities about noon, j
Ma1 Carey got in touch with Jupiter i
"PImv" who send down a fine mist, !
nait sleet and. halt ram, coating the
cleared sidewalk v.jth a defy to non
skids, and .crusting the snow, evi
dently in the belief that "save the
surface and you save all."
Naturally the temperature had tc
take a sudden slump, but not sr.
much as might have been expected
and the mnvnrv ar-f.llv k-ia
rise a little in Omaha after 1 in the
afternoon. The mercury hovered
near the 20 above mark most of the
Out-state didn't fare so well,
either in snowfall or temperature.
McCook was visited by sjiow flur
ries, followed bv rain which waft
freezing, with a temperature of 25
above, according to the 4:40 p. m:
report received by the Western
Union wire chief. Here's the waw lie
had the weather in. other Nebraska
towns sued up. f
' Hastings, raining and freezing;
North Platte, snowing, northwest
wind, 20 above; Lincoln,' snowing,
cold, high wind.
The 7 o'clock report showed a
drop of four degrees in temperature
at North Platte, with the snow con7
tinuing. Weather at Valentine . was
cloudy, northwest gale, 18 above. .
Reports from Iowa at 4:40 were:
Davenport, snowing, 30 above; Ce
dar Rapids, cloud', 30; Ottumwa.
cloud5 25; Des Moines, six inches
of snow, 30; Sioux City, snowing,
strong northeast wind, 12; Waterloo, i
snowinar since 10 a. m., northwest
u earner at .Minneapolis. .Miun..
was doudv. 10 above: Wichita. KaNi..
fir.-, T mile l -t..j.. cn.
North Dakota, clear and calm, 2"5; !
Kansas City. Mo., cloudy, 55 . '
Department Won t Approve 1
' r . 4
,v'"uu.. ""u iFFV,""I,e"1
i.ougcpoie, .cr., r co. o.lJe spite
:r.- fact that G. F.. Hurkc is a practi
cal farmer and the unanimous
; Af i. i i .- .
signed to becom assistant to state
comatv agent leader, R. E. Holland.
Mr. Gould will retain the office
until a qualified substitute tis ap
pointed. - .
Nebraska Far Momfciy
strong shifting 'winds.
7 a. m.
S a m.
9 a. in
10 . ni.
It a. m.
.St f p m.
31 I p. m.
tt 1 1 p. m.
JO 8 p. in.
U. S. Loans
Policy of Keeping Negotia
tions With Foreign Coun
tries Concealed, Scored
By Senate Leaders.
Big Task for Harding
fhirasa Trllmna-Oinalia Iiee Leaned Wire.
Washington, Feb. 6. The Wilson
administration will follow a policy
of hands-off .with regard to Amen
ca's $10,000,000,000 foreign loan fo:'
the remainder of its term. It is
quite content to leave the task oi
collecting the principal and inter
est to the incoming republican ad
ministration. Information to this effect wasjcon
veyed to the Senate today in the
form of a letter from Secretary oi
the Treasury Houston to Senator'
Lodge of Massachusetts. The letter
was to the. senate for the enlight
enment -of senators who were ,puzi led
hy dispatches from England telling
of Austen Chamberlain's speech to
the effect that the British govern
ment has proposed the cancellation
of the foreign debt but that the
United States had objected.
Mr. i Houston wrote to Senator
"The Liberty bond act. contem
plated that the secretary of the treas
ury should negotiate an rxchansc ot
demand obligations of foreign gov-'
crnmcnts held bv the United State i
for long time obligations. Accord
ingly, the negotiations to that end
involving a postponement of the time
for payment of interest, was under
taken. This is all set forth , in mv
annual report of 1920. Such ne
gotiations have not been coucluded
except that during August, 19'0, m
arrangement was made by the Brit
ish government in respect of $122.
017,633, of its obligation held by
the United States as et forth oil '
page 63 of mv annual renort oi
"Under khis arrangement, $17.-.
633.57 of the principal, together with
accrued interest, had been paid; the
accrued interest cm the remainder
becomes due April and May, 1921;
thereafter, interest is payable semi
annually and the principal becomes
due in equal annua installments dur
ing April and May of the years
1921-2-3-4. The negotiation? before
mentioned were conducted almost
entirely orally. There have not been
any official proposals on the subject i
mar. wouia m any way-bind this gov
Jernment or the foreign governments.
. wllwl" i.w- tl.... .... . . t ,1
eign goveJment contained in their
demand obligation held by t he
! Untied States to cive lone fimo oh.
! !j?ati?n' if requested, fa exchange .
j ,For obviol,s T
during the remainder of my term of
office, proceed further with such oh-'
i'!'gtious- having my successor free, ;
i !'gtlous- 'wing my successor irec, ;
out a"y committments having been r
"nm Tajta Two. Column Four)
lnr n Two. Column Four)
. . , '
Chicago Labor Czar
Wanted for Robbing
Mails Eludes Police
Chicago Tribiine-Omahik Uee Leaned W ire.
Chicago. II!., Feb. 6. Although
"R: t:. m i... I., . .
" ... j.T.f oor. ar 19
B,v"'8 crvicws to tile pa
pcrs, protesting that he i heinc
"framed," the police and government
tl-lltlie tlQVA 1Jk-.. . . .. k 1 .. I .
arrest him on a charge of engineer
ing the robbery of $100,000 in a reg
istered mail sack at Pullman . 1.. i (
Murphy's friends say he has gone
into hiding until his lawyers can ar
range a prooer defense and provide
the $50,000 bonds demanded by the
government for his release.
- Assistant United States .Attoniov
Milroy says the Rovernment has
positive proof that Murphy and Vin
cenzo Cosmano were members of
tne band that stole the registered
mail pouch. Cosmano was arrested
yesterday and hurried to the jail in,
uaukegan to prevent attempts by
Ins friends to liberate him. Clarence
U Darrow will appear as his atior
ney. but has not been able, so far,
to Secure the $50,000 bail.
bey Tariff Bill
rblrago Trihune-Omalm Ilea U-aaetl Wir'.
Washineton. Feb. fi Y.Vl,l' i.
the demands for action pi! the big
annual appropriation hills.
iiimi a Hropnauoir In s. rFiinh.
Ieadcrs ll)e senate sidetracked the
emfgcncy tariff bill, temporarily, to
niaKc way tor tne sundry rivt -hi
. Jfmo";l,1c senators taunted them '
w',h statenients that they were afraid
? a .sl"' bill and dared
tliem to bring it to the vote next
It is understood that the sidetrack- 1
ing of the bill was due in Urge part
to .the visit of. Harry 1 M.
Daugherty. who brought word that
President-elect Harding would call
an extra session much sooner than
had been expected unless' the legis
lative jm'was broken.
Atlantic Coast Fleet
Now on Way to Panama
Valparaiso, Chile. Feb. ' 6. The
United States Pacific coast fleet
sailed for Panama this evciing after
a five-day visit, to join the Atlantic
fleet for maneuvers.
Prior to the departure. Admiral
Rodman visted the governor of the
province and the mayor, expressing
thanks for the hospitality accorded
the Americans. The Spanish infante.
Ferdinando Bevcra, who . visited
Admiral Rodman out he New Mexico
today, was accorded a salute of 21
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