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1 THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1921.
; Dealer Says He Was "Put Out
Of Business' Investigation
Of Statement by Senate
Love Is Remedy for ,
Grl Asleep Month
The voice of love has awakened
one among New Y ork's 66 victjrjis of
the sleeping sickness now causing ap
prehension among medical men. Sub'
conscious knowledge of the nearness
of her wedding date, physicians say,
may have aided in breaking the
month-long sleep of Miss Tetta Leh
man when she heard the sound of her
fiance s voice, who said, as he sat by
the bedside, "I know she will recover
before the day for our wedding."The
wedding was set for January 30, and
Miss Lehtnan awakened on the 29th.
.Washington, Feb. 8. Charges that
a combination exists in trie coal
, trade to maintain high prices of coal
here and to shut off the supply of
coal to dealer who cut rates, were
put before the senate committee con
sidering the Cajder coal regulation
bill by J. C, L. Ritter, who said the
"combination" put hitn out of busi
ness. t .
t Chairman LaFollette ' ruled that
the committee would go further with
the inquiry after Senator Reed, dem
ocrat, Missouri, declared the witness
had "established a prim facie case
of conspiracy to violate anti-trust
1 a 1 . . e . . - t
jaws un inc pari 01 a jocai assuciu- SyTT ' . " 'rw .
tion.", and moved that Department XlVTrTzll5t XykfttUH:
of Justice aeents be summoned to ! sa.-tl..
explain i.neir attitude. .
:"The coal mens' association had
a meeting," Ritter asserted he had
been informed by", a customer, who
"added "and they put you right out
of the business. You aren't a coal
man any more."
- , Told to Raise Price. ,
: "Another man representing a coal
mining company suggested to him,
.Ritter. continued, that he "raise his
prices 25 cents a ton each week un
til he got only 10 or 15 cents below
the association price," which was a
figure , fixed during 1919 and 1920,
according to the witness, by an as
sociation of local coat dealers. He
refused, . he said, and after April,
. wm, he could not get any coal.
; He didn't "lose any money, but
cna nave a lot ot tun," he added. He
had a 'man in his employ "who ..re
ported every day on all my business
to the association" and. had a De-'i
pnrtment of Justice agent along
with me for so many days they
thought he was working for me,
too.", No prosecuticn had been in
stituted under anti-trust laws, Ritter
said, but a civil suit had been
brought, although his attorney had
informed him, he said, that "this
bunch is too strong for us."
Names, dates and jocular remarks
vere all put In the record, as the
"This is a serious thing," Senator
Rccd interjected. "The penitentairy
doors are opening ior these men if
ther are guilty of what you say."
"They are guilty," Ritter retorted,
i "The only reason I am up here is
because the poor people have to
buy their coal from these people
and pay the prices. I've had my fun
with them. But the first of last
April I had to step out; the coal
that was coming to me was all dirt,
and they could have the laugh on
me if any customer had to burn it."
Nea ring Conclusion
Washington, Feb. 8 Congression
al investigation of shipping board
activities probably will be completed
this week, Chairman Walsh of the
special house committee announced.
The committee must report its find
ings before adjournment of congress,
March 3. v-.
E. N. Hurley, former chairman,
Secretary of Jhe Interior Payne, a
former chairman of the board, and
the present '-chairman of the board,
Admiral Bens.on, will be heard.
Merton E. Fair, president of the
American Shipbuilding' company of
. Cleveland, denied charges by for?
mer shipping board officials that his
company made excessive profits On
ship construction and had been re
quired to, change to a cost-plus
basis. ' .
To Full Amounts
Slashes of $150,000 Made by
Committee Disapproved ,
, ; When Bills Come Up
Former Monarch Protests
Against British Mandates
' London; Feb. 8. Prince1 Emir
Feisal, former king of Syria, in be
half of his father, .King Hussein of
the Hedjaz, has protested to the
British government against the man
dates for Mesopotamia and Palestine,
contending they are not in accord
ance with pledges given to Hussein
by the -British government. The
Arabs, he adds, do not object to
help from Great Britain and desire
the continuance of, the alliance ex
isting during the war. He suggests
that the expenditure Great Britain
is making might be saved "by help
ing the Arabs to form a government
ot their own under British advisors
for territories in question."
Man and Woman Stowaways
Discovered Aboard Liner
Boston, Feb, 8.---Two stowaways,
a woman ant! a man, were brought
. here today . aboard the steamer
Susquehanna and the. ship's officer
cented a romance. Neither one
would admit knowledge of the other,
' Minnie Probst, 25, a German and
Julius Franzak, a Russian Pole, had
slipped abroad at- Breman and
secreted themselves in the coal
bunkers. The ship will proceed to
New Tork and only stop here to pot
the 2,000 passengers through the)
, disinfection process because of con
gestion at Ellis Island. -
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Plant of Slav Newspaper 1
At Triest Is Destroyed
Triest, Feb. 8. The plant of the
Slay newspaper ' Edinost was de
r stroyed when a group of youth en
tered the building armed with sledge
hammers and broke up the linotype
machines and the presses.
The Edinost : recently published
hostile articles against the treaty of
Rapallo, which settled the con
troversy between Italy .and Jugo
slavia. The plant had been used to
print a new socialist daily paper fol
lowing acquisition of the plant of
the socialists by the communists.
Bailding Trades Council
Head Given . 5 Years in Pen
New York, Feb. 8. Robert P.
,.. Brindell, president of the building
trades councilj convicted of xtor
... tion from builders, was sentenced
today by Supreme Court Justice Mc
k Avoy to serve from five 10 years
in state's prison.. . '"-,
Suspension of Building for Six
Months Inadvisable, Senate
Washington, Feb. 8.-rThe senate
naval committee has concluded
from testimony of naval experts
that it would be unwise and inad
visable to stop work for six months
on capital ships while experts study
the best types based on the . lesson
of the war.
In response to Senator Borah's
resolution of inquiry as to advisa
bility of such a move, the commit
tee will 'probably-give the senate
tomorrow, a report of its conclu
sions prepared by Senator Poindex
ter, republican, of Washington, who
was instructed to draft it after final
committee action today.
The committee acted in executive
session.' Action was taken soon aft
er members of the naval general
board opposed the proposal.
The house naval committee con
sidering disarmament, - heard ,,' Sir
Philip Gibbs, ' British war corre
spondent, who said Great Britain
would not enter a race .with the
United States for sea powetC Eng
land, he said, did not have the
Wilson Commutes Sentences
Of Four Russian Anarchists
New York, Feb. 8. President Wil
son has commuted the sentences of
four Russians, Jacob- Abrams,
Samuel Lipman, Hyman Lacnowsky
and Mollie Steimer, from 15 to 20
years in prison, to two years and six
months on condition that they then
be deported to Russia, their attorney
The Russians, who confessed they
were anarchists, have already served
about one year and half. ; They
were convicted for circulation of
pamphlets protesting against military
intervention by tne united states in
Russia. " ' ,
Government to Establish
Sweet Potato Syrup Plant
Washinfirton. Feb. 8. A sweet po
tato syrup plant is to be established
by the government at Fitzgerald,
Ga. Under a laboratory process
worked out and patented by Dr. H.
C Gore, bureau! chemistry, the
commercial possibilities in the manu
facture of fine, "highly platable"
syrup from sweet potatoes are to be
explored, the Agriculture department
announces. 1 ;'
' "Many persons think it equal to
first-class cane syrup," the statement
said. .. - ' -".' ;
Subpoenaes Being Served .
For Hamon Murder Trial
Ardmore, Okl., Feb. 8. Subpoe
nas for witnesses who will be
called during the trial of Mrs. Clara
Smith-Hamon, charged with murder
in connection, with the death of the
late Jake L. Hamon., - were being
served today by Sheriff Garrett .and
his ; deputies. The trial is set for
March 10. ', " ' r . 7
The witnesses? for the prosecution
include Frank .Ketch, administrator
of the fjamon estate, and Sam Blair,
Hnichinsdn, Kan., Feb. 8. George
Humphreys,- who escaped from the
state reformatory here Friday nigl.t
and who had been without food since,
crawled to the door of John Row
land, farmer, today and gave himself
Washington, Feb. 8. Slashes in
appropriations for the Federal Trade
commission, the Interstate' Com
merce commission and the tariff
commission, totaling $450,000, made
by the senate appropriations com
mittee, were disapproved today by
the senate and the original sums
carried in the sundy civil bill as it
passed the house, were restored. '
As agreed to, the Federal Trade
commission was alloted $900,000. the
Interstate Commerce commission
$1,900,000 and the Tariff commission
$300,000. The committee's proposed
decreases were $100,000; $300,000'
and $50,000 respectively. The senate s
action followed a vigorous defense
of the commissions " by Senators
Johnson, republican, California;
Walsh. Montana: Thomas. Colora-
rdo, and Jones, New Mexico, demo
crats and Kenyon, Iowa, republican.
Senator Kenvon declared the Federal
Trade commission continuously faced
opposition from big business as
well as crooked business.'
The Iowa senator said he .some
day, would tell the full story of the
war waged against the Federal Trade
commission by a certain big indus
try. He hesitated to tell it, he said,
but woujd, especially since the
chamber of commerce Jiad decided
to fight the packers' regulation bill.
"On one ourchase of dressing
gauze made by the government dur
ing the war, the Federal Trade com
mission saved more that $1,000,000,"
he said. " L
The senate adopted an amendment
providing for -the continuation of
services of chaplains in nospuais
under jurisdiction of the public
health- service. " ' f . : j . .
Expect to Start Work ?
Of Writing New Tariff '
Bill by February ; 21
Washington. Feb. 8. The repub
lican majority of the house ways
and means comn ittee has practically
completed its program for the .new
tariff bill and tentative plans pro
vide for the beginning of actual
work cr the meisuns Fcbruaiy 21.
Chairman Fordney, . it is undcr-
t..(L. vrill'breac iiorr. oreccdent
in tht drafting of the next tariff, by
calling in all rejJiibliMi members to
participate in writing the bill, i
Minority memne-s rt tne coramii
tee, three of whom will not oe
membft of the next congress, w'l'
be on the outside in the drafting.
Th'y w"ll be invited hi, i was stated,
oi.ly titer the weasuie is ready to
be printtrf. v
Suit Over Shonts Will
New York, Feb.. 8.-r-The $1,000,
000 damage suit brought by Mrs.
Mila D. Shonts, widow of Theodore
P. Shonts, head of the Interborough
Rapid , Transit company, against
Mrs. Amanda Thomas, alleging alien
ation of her husband's affection,
was dismissed by Supreme Court
Justice McAvoy on motion By the
defense. The court held that .Mrs.
Shonts had failed to se forthl suf
ficient facts in papers in connection
with the suit to warrant a trial.?
Mrs. Thomas was the principal
beneficiary named in the will of Mr.
Shonts. Mrs. Shonts is contesting
,he ; "rV: " " '; ' ' t
Impeachment Urged j
Oklahoma City, Okl.,' Feb. 8.4-Im-peachment
of Lieut Gov. Hi E.
Trapp f Oklahoma for alleged
fraud and false claims in connection
with bond purchases, is recom
mended in a report read in the house
by an investigating committee.
Carelessness Blamed V -For
Washington, Feb. 8. Federal in
vestigation of the gasoline vapor ex
plosion at Memphis January. 24,
which cost the lives of 11 persons
and serious injury of pany more, as
well as extensive propery damage,
indicates that the . disaster was'
"another horrible example" of failure
of workmen "to heed prescribed pre
cautions in. handling explosive mat
ter, says a report made public by the
Dureau ot mines.
Andrew McKinley, a negro work
man, opened a tank car of highly
volatile "absorption") gasoline with
out first relieving pressure in the
tank as these precautions require, the
statement says. . ; i
Railway Labor Board
Adjourns to Thursday
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Chicago, Feb. 8. The railroad la
bor board, hearing the controversy
between the railroads and their em
ployes over national agreements, re
cessed until Thursday, At that time,
it is said, employes' representatives
will appear with a reply to the re
quest, for immediate abrogation of
the agreements made by W. W. At.
terbury, chairman of the labor com
mittee of the American Association
of Railway Executives.
Representatives of seven indepen
dent employes', organizations com
pleted their testimony today. They"
asked for, certain rules benefiting
their members and maintained their
frightvto negotiate agreements with
the roads v
? Spring Suits
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New Arrivals I
The prices won't
make you "hesi
tate" this spring
Our regular stand
ard of quality and
style are now priced
$45 to $75
With a Few
iBUfck or Brown Kid , one
strap, pumps, Louis or
Baby Louis heels, the.
i same as illustrated.
. . . .
$6.50 in Black,
$7.00 in Brown
BROWN CALF CUBAN
HEEL Q Aft
OXFORDS . . .V PO.UU
Black or brown kid of
gTc&lf, high shoes, LonisJl
or Cuban heIs, same as
i'. ':. ': '
Nothing Over nOOO
.2nd Flear SMuritiM BUr.
IS. E. Corner ISta a4 Farara St.
Turn to th hft alttr Utvln thai
i , ffli.amiiiiffip
mm 1 11 'mm. " . L;i
.jmn i i. 1 1 l ii t - IF l
;;v-.:';W Sal of
- Worth from $i to $2
These are simply wonderful beads; everv col
or and style imaginable; Cherry Red, French Jet,
.Real Bakalite, Real Cut Colored Crystals; in both
oval and round styles; combinations of colors; in
nelklaces witfi pendants anil , fringe ; specially
priced for Wednesday, your choice,
Special Sample Sale Wednesday on
At Exactly One-Half of , Regular Price
We are offering; unusual, values of samples in silk
petticoats, envelope chemise, camisoles and night gowns at
exactly Vi ot their regular selling price. This is an ex
traordinary purchase and should offer an exceptional oppor
tunity to the careful buyer to select future needs in
silk undergarments. 300 of these beautiful garments will
go on sale Wednesday morning at 9 a. m. in oar new Mus
lin Underwear Department at exactly their regular price.
' . . ... ' , . -n , .:
Third Floor Center
2 Specials for the
I 7 Good Specials in
'All - kind.-; of sample shirts,'
' button .'front and double
: breasted,.- .'cotton and wool,
some all wool and , silk and
wool; -these are manufactur
ers' samples; sizes 6 months
to 3 years; special, , CQ
each, , vfC
"j .'''''" : '. .' : .-.
Black: and white, sizes
- months to 3 years; AQg
special,' per pair,- v "fv
1 dozen Aspirin tablet, S. K.
. P., special, y 10t
Gas mask sheeting, suitable
for rubber sheeting, per
Turpo, for colds, special, 14J
Essex peroxide soap, spec, 8J
White pine cough syrup,
special, . 19
Java Riz or Dora face powder,
Pond's tooth paste, ispec., 24)
Last Day of '
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Exceptional values in
all departments, Ya of
regular price. .; -"'
Fifth Floor East -
This Is Your Last Chance to Buy Jewelry
at Your Own Price The Big
doses Saturday, February 12th
Thousands of Wonderful Barfains
' Being Bought
T. L. Combs . Co.
1520 douglas Street . r
Nttp Spring Woolens Are Here
1 Kl Serges
MADE to ORDER
are manifestly a luxury and a neces-.v
sityv at tHe i same time. -
NicolL tailoring means the very best
materials the very best tailoring
at the very lowest price for GOOD -CLOTHES..
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"Nicoll" means best without extrav
agance. .-. ' .' -X '
Suit and Extra Trousers
$45, $55, $65 '
at Great Reductions
209-211 South 15th St, Karbach Blk.
lev Spring Curtains and Drapes
$ Quick Selling
. Our drapery department is offering: some remarkable bargains in curtains and curtain
materials. Freshen up the rooms with pretty new curtains as a welcome to spring.
. Curtain Nets, white and ecru; wonderful value, special, per yard, 75
Printed' Marquisette and , Voiles, special, per yard, - 396
'Marquisette and Voile Curtains, with lace insertion and . edge; very special, per
.pair; -... - -. '-if-- ' S2.98
;! . . Fourth Floors-East -1"
Continuing Our Great Three-Day Sale of
Cray Cinbinatts Made of high grade, per
fect enamelware, with cover,' wire bail with
wooden handle; special, each, 91.49 '
Praiarvlnr Kettles 6-quart sizeperfect gray
enamelware with wire bail; special ea., 794
LaunJrjr Bag Made of heavy canvas, large -sise;
special, each, - , . i . ,49lt
Alnmiaum Kettles 8 and 10-qnart size, high,
grade aluminum, kettles, slightly scratched;
special, each, 31.98
Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 cans for 24c
Fifth Floor West
!iAeiiiMn ydcntine'o Day;
Our Candy and Stationery Departments are now completely stocked with new and beau,
tiful novelties for parties and table decorations. : ,Msny beautiful valentines are shown which
. will delight the grownups as well as tne children, xney are priced from le up.
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, 9 A.M.
. . Big JAM
PURE FRUIT JAM
Take South Elevators for Fifth Floor
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