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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 207.
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Odorless Funics That Escape
From Ucatcr Overcome Sun
day School Pupils Janitor
In Critical Condition.
Women Rescue Children
Eificu children, three women
and one man were overcome by gas
during the ' Sunday school services
in the First Baptist church, Sixth
street and First avenue, Council
Jiluffs, Sunday morning. '
The gas was declared to be carbon
monoxide, which is odorless, escap
ing from the heater which prepares
the. water for the baptistry. Three
children were to he baptised at the
close of .the morning services. -One'
of these suffered from the gas. ."
O, M, Olson, janitor of the church,
754, Avenue D, was overcome three
times by the gas. lie now lies in a
critical "condition at his home, but
physicians say lie will recover.
v , Rescuers Overcome.
Mrs. Jessie Rain, "10 Perrin ave
nue, Mrs. Minnie Steinbaugh, 220
Benton street, and Mrs, Ai R. Coti
ky. "2531 Avcntie C, were overcome
doing rescue work. They will rc-
)'-er.' ; , : ;.'.'
Olson 'went to the church af 4 to
light the heater and start the fire in
tfie furnace.' When .he returned after
, ths beginning of the Sunday school,
he met rescuers carrying children
from the church in groups. ,
H dashed to the basement where
he inspected the sas heater, and the
exhaust flue belched gas into his
face. He was overcome and lay un
conscious for one hour, and 10 min
utes after being removed to his hontt.
Children Will Recover.
' All the children were taken home
and will recover. Rev. J, F. Gatlin,
pastor of the church, declared the
gas' heater had caused trouble be
fore, but had leaked illuminating gas
which has an odor.
He declared workmen of the Cit
izens Gas and Electric company re
paired the heater only,, the day
before and pronounced it all right.
The gas which overcame the chil
dren. Sunday had no odor.
More than 200 members . of the
Sunday school and congregation
were nauseated by the gas, leaving
the church as soon as the children
in the primary classes complained of
beiijg ill and slumped unconscious
into their chairs. " ' "'....;
In : Vladivostok, for;;,
Purpose of Robbery
i " . ". ' : v?"" -r-
Manila, Feb. 13. American sail
ers who were fired on at Vladivos
tok "vece attacked by a party of
Russians probably for the purpose
of holding them up. according to
advices received by Admiral Strauss,
commanding the Asiatic fleet.
The s:,ors were visiting outlying
4 districts of Vladivostok when they
encountered Russian officers be
lieved to be former army officers,
according to the report, and in a:i
attempted holdup the Americans
were fired on and two wounded.
Russian police arrested several
civilians who Were believed to have
instigated the ouble. The affair
has no international aspect warrant
ing the presence of Admiral. Strauss
at Vladivostok, his report said. ; -."
; Naval officers said the affair was
Admiral Strauss departed tonight
for Olangapo, (or inspection of na
val stations. :
Four Men Trapped in
Mine by Explosion
Oak Creek, Colo.. Feb. 13AFour
miners are' trapped 'in the -No. 2
mine of the Moffat Coal company,
. one and one-half miles from here as
a result of an explosion Saturday.
Rescuers with oxygen- helmets en
tered the mine at 7:20 o'clock to
night. - ' . ,
.Patrick St. Patrick,, a fifth miner
trapped by the explosion, was found
wandering around in a dazed condi
tion at 7:30 o'clock near what is
known as slope M.- and N.
The origin .of' the explosion is un
known. Weaver Sharp and Ed Hamidy,
rrt.ncrs . and two foreigners, snot
fircrs arc known to be missing.
Head of War Risk Insurance
Bureau Will Resign Soon
Washington. D. C, Feb. 13 Col.
: R. G. Chomeley-Jones, director of
the war risk insurance bureau, will
tender his resignation as soon as the
new secretary of the treasury takes
office. Mr. Jones said he hoped to
be able to return to his home in
New York soon, but would not "de
sert the ship." The change in admin
istration, he added, had no connec
tion with his decision to resign.
Omaha Negro Shot in Head
Following Pool Hall Row
S. Moore, negro, 2737 Caldwell
street, was shot in the head by An
drew Stinback, negro. 1424 -North
Twenty-sixth street, following an ar
gument in a pool hall at Twenty
fourth ind 'Hamilton street, Sat
urday. Moore was attended by the
police surgeon and taken . to his
nome. His condition is not serious.
Stinback was arrested
Lisbon Cabinet Resigns
Lisbon, Feb. 13. The cabinet has
resigned. Announcement was made
earlier that the minister of finance
had resigned and that his resigna
tion had been accepted. The cab
inet men met .to consider the gov-
eminent s position. Jne Portuguese I
cabinet was formed Kovembor 30. 1
Broadway Crowds See
David Belasco Chase
New York, Feb. 13. Broadway
crowds tonight saw David Belasco
pursue a ticket speculator through
the theatrical district. The man had
endeavored to sell $1 scats to one
of Mr. Belasco's patrons at $3 each.
The speculator escaped.
Addressing the large crowds that
had gathered, Mr. Belasco declared
tie had begun a personal campaign
to -eliminate sidewalk speculators.
"They not, only steal your money,
but are abusive to women and chil
dren,", he declared.
. Later two men were arrested
charged "with annoying- patrons of
the theater in an attempt to sell
Come to U.S.
" Jefferis Says
Congressman Probes Case of
William Scholl, Denied
; Citizenship, and Writes
Washington, D. C, Feb. 13. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Congressman Jef
feris, whose attention was called'to
a sVory in The R-cc setting forth the
difficulties William Scholl of Oma
ha was. experiencing in obtaining
citizenship because of, his inability
to prove continuous residence, took
time to look into the case, especially
because Scholl had the impression
that his five motherless children, who
are on their way to the United States,
would be denied admission because of
their father's failure to establish
, Notwithstanding he is up to his
ears with legislative matters. "Big
Jeff" called on the commissioner
general of immigration today in be
half of Scholl and after a conference
with that gentleman sent Scholl the
"Permit me to state that according
to the commissioner of immigration
here your fears are ungrounded. The
immigration act provides, in sub
stance, that children may come to
parents, parents to children, wife to
husband, etc., without being sub
jected to the usual requirements.
"Thus it would seem that yor chil
dren will be admitted to the United
States without difficulty. You may
be required to give a "school bond"
to show that they will receive proper
education, but the' test of literacy is
not applied, .the,,, commissioner in
forms.., , . I
"As to your citizenship, I am
pleased to enclose a copy of a bill
recently introduced ip congress, in
which. I .seek -to amend section 40 of
the fmmigration and naturalization
act; of June 29,. 1906, to allow for
naturalization in casts such as yours.
I am informed by the committee on
naturalization, house of representa
tives, that a provision along this line
is to"be included in the next natural
ization act presented by congress,
and there seems every reason to sup
pose that it will become a law."
Alderman Offers $2,000
For Persons Who Tried
To Kill His Opponents
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be lasfd Wire.
Chicago, Fc"b. 13. Spurred by the
fear of reprisals,, hundreds of police
men and the state's attorney's men'
worked feverishly to clear, up the
bomb 'cjutrage at the ward political
meeting, which- resulted in the in
jury of 17 persons late Friday night.
One of the victims may die.
A reward of $2,000 for the arrest
of the person or .persons responsible
for the outrage was offered by Al
derman John Powers, despite the
fact that the bomb was directed
against his opponent. Anthony
D'Andre, who is seeking election as
alderman in the nonpartisan election
February 22. '
"I don't care if the bomb vvas di
rected against my opponent," he said,
"It is no way to carry on a politicat
fight and- I'll be glad to pay a reward
to the police if they catch th. bomb
ers. It's a nasty business."
Bartos Hearing Set
For April 18 by Court
Lincoln, Feb. 13. (Special.) The
Nebraska supreme court- has given
.he attorney general's office until
March 10 to file briefs on its excep
tions to the findings of Referee J. L.
Geary of Grand Island, exonerating
Stanley and Frank W. Bartos, (Wil
ber, Neb.) attorneys, on charges of
The defense in the disbarment pro
ceedings is given until April 10 to
file its answer, and the case has been
set for hearing at the session of- the
court beginning April 18.
The court has appointed the fol-.
lowing committee to draft and pre
sent resolutions in memory of. the
late J. B. Barnes, former 'supreme
judge: M. D. Tyler, Jacob Fawcctt,
Jesse L. Root, Clarence A. Davis and
William V. Allen -
Stories of Atrocities by
Trench Troops Overdrawn
Washington, D. C, Feb. 13. Stor
ies about alleged atrocities commit
ted by French colonial troops in,
the occupied area in Germany, "or
iginate in Berlin and appear large
ly in anti-French propaganda," Sec
retary Colby said, in a letter to Sen
ator Spencer, republican Missouri.
The senator made the letter pub
lic, with the explanation that it an
swered "many inquiries and pro
tests" received about alleged mis
conduct of the French troops."
Secretary Colby stated on infor
mation supplied by American diplo
matic agents iu Europe that "there
are no negro troops remaining in
the occuoied area."
Charges and Counter Charges
Calore Made by Both
Sides in Wage Scale
No Strike in Prospect
By ARTHUR M. EVANS.
Ihirego Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Collective bar
baiuiug in its various phases looms
up as the pivotal issue in the coming
week's installment of the railroad
controversy over national working
agreements. Putting the statements,
charges and developments of the last
10 days through the sifter, one finds
a line of demarcation which mean
ders as follows:
The executives charged the unions
with having an eye to' nationaliza
tion of the roads and. with sowing
propaganda for the Pluurj plan.
Labor charges the executives with
being participants in a "Wall. Street
conspiracy" to kill unionism, estab
lish the ''open shop" and turn the
clock back'to prewar times.
The men want collective bargain
ing through the unions, nationally.
The roads want the power, to nego
tiate as individual lines 'with their
Labor stresses the word- "recog
Management emphasizes the word
Charge Rules Oppressive.
The roads say oppressive 'rules
now load down the labor co$t of
transportation with at least $300,-
000,000 of waste. The unions say the
roads are trying to unload upon the
men the waste caused by inefficient
management, avowing, however, that
they are ready to change rules that
are "unjust and unreasonable."
There one gets the basic line of
battle for the coming week, which
promises to be one of vast interest.
The labor board set Wednesday" as
the time for the unions to start
presenting their case. Monday and
Tuesday will be taken up with the
case of the Atlanta, Birmingham &
Atlantic, which . is regarded as an
important test case the road asks
permission to reduce wages in order
to tscape strangulation. Z
No Strike Likely.
Here are a few' observationsjg&th
ered from developments of recent
days and from talks with men on all
As to a strike, each side declares
there will not be one if it can avert it.
Although a definite program rail
not be laid out until the union chiefs
meet, it is probable that on Thursday
or :.FridaBrM. 'Jewelt, 'Tiead'oi f the
railway employes1 department of the
American Federation of Labor.- will
move to a showdown by asking the
board for a ruling on the question
of collective bargaining on the bar-is
of union recognition. If the finding
should be adverse, it woutd probably j
lead to another effort to bring iri the
eastern financiers with a view of
showing whether the roads, as
charged by the unions, are part of a
movement to destroy labor organiza
tions. To knock out "recognition"
it would be argued, would bowl over
the transportation act itself. '
If the rinding should be favorable,
a settlement might be -expedited by
the getting together of the union
officials and the road executives to
(Turn to Fate Tire, Column Two)
Churchill Makes Plea ,
For Friendly Note in
By The Adftociated Preen.
London. Feb. 13. A nlea for mak
ing the dominant note in Anglo
American relations one of friendship
r.nd understanding, rather than of
sensationalist and inaccurate repre
sentation was made by ' Win
ston Spencer Churchill, hew : secre
tary for the colonies and Earl Read
ing, viceroy of India, at a farewell
dinner to Lord Reading.
Both Mr. Churchill and Lord
Reading alluded to the co-operation
between Great Britaiu and the United
States in the war and the need of
preserving in peace what had been
gained at such cost. The viceroy
said it was essential that the two
nations understand each' other ' be
cause misundersanding breeds sus
picion and suspicion bred mistrust,
but with a common understanding
ot each other's ideals and aims, Anglo-American
unity vvas guaranteed.
Bonus Item Stricken From
- Appropriation Measure
Washington, D. C, Feb. 13. The
provision in the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill
continuing the present annual bonus
of $240 to virtually all government
employes, was stricken from the bHl
ca point of orner by Senator cur-
republican, Kansas, after a hot
fight over extending the bonus to
employes of government navy yards
aiui arsenals. Senator Curtis, how
ever, announced he would consent
, . . .- f ..
next weeK to restoration oi me gen
eral bonus item if navy yard and
arsenal employes, are not included.
Bravery Citation Is .
Received by Soldier
Who Denies His Death
Walcott, N. D., Feb. 13i Relatives
of Henry O. Magenton, former sol
dier, to'day received a citation from
the War department, signed by the
adjutant general and by President
Wilson, for bravery "in giving his life
on the battle field of France."
According to the War department,
Magenton is dead. rHis efforts to
correct a War department notice to
his family early in 1918 that he had
been killed in action have so far
proven futile. Magenton is working
Hotel Guests, Clerk,
Et Al, Taken in Raid
By Ringefs Heroes
It was S a. m. Sunday.'
Omaha streets were deser.ted but
for a few "night owls."
A dozen "bluccoats," in charge
of Police Sergeant Lyman Wheel
er and Detective George Summit,
made their way to the Hotel Flo
mar at Seventeenth street and Cap
Once in the hotel proper, the cop
pers advanced without any further
There was a rap on every door.
Subdued whispers of "The law is
here," could be heard through tran
soms of the rooms.
Police seized $150 on a table in
oneLroom where nine men were play
ing cards. Men and women' attempt
ing to flee, were blocked by Ringer's
heroes, who stood like stalwart sol
diers at every avenue of escape.
When lined up for roll calk- 18 per
sons, men antl women, answered
to their names (mostly fictitious.)
. H. .Kibe, clerk, also was forced
to stand at roll call, but not at the
hostclery. He stood "at attention"
at the police station while being
booked on 'a charge of operating
an ill-governed house.
The others wce charged with be
ing inmates'. '
Savs C. S. Should
Aid Irish Cause
Sister of Late Lord Mayor in
Speech Here Asserts Her
Country in Position of
America in 1769. "'
The city Auditorium was filled
to capacity yesterday afternoon by
an enthusiastic audience which rq
fponded with frequent cheers and1
applause to an address by Miss
Mary MacSwiney e,n "The Irish Re
Miss MacSwiney .is a sister of
the late Lord Mayor MacSwiney
of Cork, Ireland, who starved him
self to death in prison rather than
submit to British-rule.
' Miss MacSwiney was dressed in
black and wore a heavy black veil.
She speaks with a marked Irish
brogue, but with fine enunciation so
that she could be heard in every
part of the big building.
Louis D. Kavanagh presided. The
stage was decorated with palms and
baskets of flowers.
Miss MacSwiney prefaced her ad
dress bv announcing that she had
just received news of new ?ppres-
sion of her family by the English.
''Yesterday I received a cablegram
from jhy sister," she said, "telling
me that my youngest brotner nas
been arrested and is now impris
oned iii Cork bsfrracks. ft'You don't
know what that means. I know
that recently two prisoners in those
barracks have been murdered."
.She drew a parallel between the
struggle of the American colonies
for independence from England and
that of Ireland. .
"Some oeoDle." she said, "seem
to think we shouldn't be permitted
to plead in America the cause of
Ireland. Don't they know . that
Benjamin Franklin went to Ireland
iu 1769 seeking aid for the colonies
and sent back word that all Ireland
was in favor of American freedom,
i "Will America 'do unto Ireland
in 1921 as Ireland did unto Amer
ica in 1769? Recognition of the
Irish republic by this government
without armed intervention would
not be an unfriendly act."
Says England Will Not Pay.
She declared England will never
pay the debt which she now owes to
the United States.
"You will never get that money,
she said. "But I'll make you a busi
ness -proposition: Buy Ireland's
Freedom and we'll pay you every
dollar with interest.
"The Irish question is not a re
ligious question. That is one of the
lies that England has fostered. Cath
olic and Protestant are working side
by side, for Irish freedom. We never
ask a man what his religion is. Two
promnent Irshmen were appontdhr
prominent Irishmen were appoint
ed to escort me around in New
York. And the one whom I always
had imagined was a Catholic turned
out to be a Protestnat and the one
I had thought a Protestant turned
out; to be a Catholic. England has
kept a handful of bigoted Orange
men in the north of Ireland, to keep
up this lie. 1 all our Catholic bish
ops were to join and bid us to give
up the Irish republic we wouldn't
listen to them.
Irish Will Conquer.
"England is still in our country
only because we are not 3,000 miles
I away as you were fortunate enough
'to be. But conquer we must for our
cause is just.
" As Miss MacSwiney left 'the au
ditorium, men and women crowded
around and cheered her and sought
to shake her hand.
Rev. R. L. Wheeler, pastor of the
Wheeler Memorial Presbyterian
church, was to have presided but
was unable to be present.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
many signed membership cards in
the American Association for Rcc-
lognition of the Irish Republic.
r if..c...! ...mi ,
M iss MacSwinev will leave the
Hotel Fbntenelle at 9 this morning
, Against Anarchy Formed
Cincinnati, Feb. 13. A national
organization . to wage war against
anarchy, bolshcvism and despotism
was formed yesterday. Judge Frank
R. Gusweiler of Cincinnati was elect
Other officers ar:: Col. Lucas" A.
Van Toor, Milwaukee; Fred Arns,
Aurora, 111.; Jacques Labelle, Pitts
burgh: Henry W. Lee, Philadelphia;
Harvey D. WilMtimson, Libertv,
Ind.; W. D. Tceple. South Bend,
Ind and Clifford G. Streutker, Cov
Abraham Lincoln Council Xo. 1,
Cincinnati, will be instituted with a
I class of 500.
. "Cease Firing!"
i i i
Be Made Cardinal
AuDointinent of Most' Rev.
Dennis Dougherty Will Be
Made at Secret Con
' sistory in tMarch? - ..
""By The .tHecated Prew.
Rome, Feb. , 13. The Vatican an
nounced today that the Mpst Rev,
Dennis J. Dougherty, archbishop of
Philadelphia, will be created a cardi
nal at the secret consistory in March.
Monsigflor Dougherty will be the
only new- American cardinal to be
named. Archbiihoo Mundclein of
Chicago, and Archbishop Harris of
New York, although they probably
will receive the red hat, will 'not be
included in the appointments in
March, even as cardinals reserved in
pectore, as the pontiff generally has
recourse to this system only when
there are weighty reasons not to
publish immediately the creation of
No important reasons exist for the.
maintenance of secrecy over the
creation of American cardinals and
it is not believed that any to be re
served in pectore will belong to the
Pope Vicar of Christ.
In Vatican circles, it is pointed
out that, according to the Catholic
doctrine, "the pope is the vicar of
Christ on earth, represents the divine
authority, is the intermediary be
tween heaven and faithful and fixes
the dogma, as he is infallible be
cause interpreting the divinity and
consequently cannot be subject to
control or receive advice as would
befit a democratic chief."
Therefore, the creation of cardi-;
nals is , entrusted in an uncontrol
lable way to the will of the pontiff.
Monsignor Dougherty is expected
to arrive' February 28, and will be
received with the honors due his new
No 'official lift of the cardinals
to be appointed lias been prepared,
owning to delay by the king of Spain
to reply that the choice of the pope
for Spanish cardinals are persona
grata to him. It is understood that
the king has convoked a council
ot ministers to 'ask their opinion.
H. C. of L. Hard Blow.
Explanation of the' fact that no
new cardinals residing here arc to
be created may be found in the .high
cost of living, it is said at the Vati
can. Members of the sacred college
attached to the Curia Roinaiia re
ceive 22,000 lire per year-from the
papal revenues, and there is some
hesitancy in adding to the burden.
The salaries were fixed in 1851,
when it was possible to lease a fine
apartment for 1,800 lire, but now
even a moderately comfortable dwel
ling place costs 18,000. - Several car
dinals recently told iht Vatican they
would like to be exempt from keep-!
big a carriage or motor carl but this
was refused by the pontiff, he de
claring the cardinals should not ride
in public vehicles.
Princes of the church have ; re
ceived, in 'addition 'to' their, salaries,
emoluments, which amount to -considerable
Since flic war, .the bulk of ' the
Vatican's revenues . comes - f rom
America. '- . - '
Monsignor Corrctti, papal under
secretary "of-state, -gave a dinner in
his apartment in- the Vatican today
in honor of Archbishop? Patrick
Hayes of New Y'ork.. i .. ,
. Toasts weno drunk to thft none and
Archbishop Hayes. " V"
Hj The Ohiraco Tribune 1
Noted Air Pilot
Gives Up Flying
Former Holder, of World's
Altitude Record Quits Game
At Request of Mother.
I Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
1 Buffalo, N. Y. Feb. 13. Roland
Rohlfs, former holder of the world's
altitude record and among the mjst
noted '6F:AmeVican ' pllotCftas;' quit
flying fprever, he announced, as he
made ready to establish an automo
bile sales record.
No fear.of the perils of the air,
but the pleading of his mother, Anna
Katheritie Green Rohlfs, famous as
a writer of detective stories, caused
him to leave the hazardous, but fas
cinating flying game. For several
years Mr- Rohlfs' mother has. begged
him to give up flying. Although
only 26 years old, Rohlfs is an "old"
pilot and has had eight narrow es
capes from death. "
Rohlfs made, his world's altitude
record September 18, 1919, when in
a Curtiss tri-plane,' he. reached an
altitude of 32,450 feet over Long
Island. The next spring this record
was beaten by his friend, Maj. R.
W. Schroeder of the American air
service. ' . .
About two months ago Rohlfs
worked out a plan for reaching the
summit of Mount Everest in the
Himalayas, the world's highest
mountain, by soaring 29,141 feet, the
summit, and simply stepping off a
rope ladder on to the summit.
Man Wins Damage Suit
.; Against Hotel Firm
Peter ; 0'Shca' won a verdict for
$27,738 .damages Saturday against
the North American Hotel, company
and the' American Surety company
of New York . in District - Judge
Redick's court on. a suit for $60,000,
which. he brought for alleged breach
of contract. .
In 1917 he made a contract .with
the defendants, he alleged,- by. which
he . paid; the North .American Hotel
company $5,000 and gave three, lots
iu' Scottsbluff, Neb., on the under
standing .the hotel,, company would
erect an 80-room hotel, on the lots
within 15 months.. The company
subsequently became involved -'in fi
nancial difficulties and failed to erect
the hotel. ; . , . .
Mounted Police Drive Back
Car Strike Sympathizers
Albany. N. Y., Feb. 13. Mounted
police drove back -several . hundred
strike-' sympathizers- who rushed
toward the two stalled 'street cars
operated by strike-breakers in Al
bany's business district Saturday.
During the tumult a brick crashed
through a car window and a man in
the crowd was slightly injured by a
blow on " the brad.
Large crowds, lined the sidewalks
for - several blocks throughout the
afternoon and taunted 'non-union
Fresh Ranch Eggs Retail ;
At 19 .Cents Per Dozen
Rpscburg, Ore., Feb." 13. Fresh
eggs retailed at 19 cents a dozen, the
lowest price quoted in this." city for
many years, today. Producers re
ceived 17 cents a dozen for their
Alleged Fugitive Held
Arthur Prescher. 1617 Ohio street,
said by police to be wanted in Te
kamah as a fugitive from justice for
alleged violation of the' prohibition
laws, were arrested Saturday night.
ne -win be Held tor authorities m
German Body on
Committee to Evolve Answer
To Proposals on Reparations
Holding Sessions Under Di-!
firector Hans Kiaemer,'' '
Xew Tort Timee-f hlcafe Tribaae Cable,
Berlin, Feb. . 13. A committee of
15 apponted by thr German govern
ment to evolve counter-proposals to'
be 'submitted to the London confer
ence meets every day with Director
Hans Kraemer presiding. Contrary
to Hindenburg ?.nd Bcrnstorff, .who
in recent' speeches have intimated
that help might come from America,
Dr. Kraemer has not exaggerated
hopes of Uncle Sam's philanthropy,
but is convinced America will b
guided merely by her commercial in
terests. ".We do not expect anybody to
lend us money 'merely to save us
from perdition," said Dr. Kraemer,
"but we do believe that Americans
have more common sense than the
French, blinded by hatred. Germany
is in the position of a man against
whom his impatient creditors have
started bankruptcy ' proceedings,
hoping to save at least 30 or 40 per
cent, but not reckoning the fact
that of 40 per cent, perhaps 35, will
be swallowed by the cost of liquida
tion. This is what - will happen to
the entente if they enforce the Pans
program by assuming administration
"Germany must have a respite of
one or two years, necessary to con
solidate her own affairs, enable her
to give her working population cer
tain guarantees, calculated to en
courage them to stimulate the enter
prise of -merchants and manufacturr
ers and also to give us a chance to
rearrange our financed and reduce
pensions and other expenses caused
by the war and revolution. That
granted, we shall submit figures in
London representing the utmost lim
its of our solvency, and we shall
guarantee; payment to the last pen-
y." . -.- - ? - -
Chicagoan Injured hy Stone,
From Cornice of City Hall
( hlcaKo Tribune-OmaliM Bee leased Wire.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Joseph Rowan,
35, a; commercial artist, was struck
on. the head by a piece of stone fall
ing .from, a cornice of the City Hall
on the La Salle rlreet side. It was
the second similar accident in, 24
hours. The first resulted in the in
stant death of Miss Rose Georges,
, Rowan was taken to the offices of
the Board of Health. He suffered
a slight 'scalp, ' wound. This was
dressed and the patient sent home.
Civil War Veteran and Wife
Found Dead; Gas Stove Open
Eugene, Ore., Feb. 13. Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey. L. Smith, 77 and 78
respectively, were found dead in bed
I at their home in this city this after
noon. , Neighbors who found the
bodies say gas was issuing from an
open valve in a range. Mr. Smith
Nebraska Continued fair Mon
day: not much change in tempera
ture. Hourly Temperature.
t a. m.
A a. m.
7 a. m:
10 a. in.
11 a. m.
t p. m,
S p. m.
4 p. m.
7 p. m.
No Definite Order for Depor
tation of Lord Mayor of
Cork Issued by Govern
ment, Counsel Says.
Sailing Time Suggested
Hy The Auortated rrcii.
Washington, Feb. 13. Xo order
has ben issued for the deportation
oi Lord Mavof O'Callaghan of
Cork, and' lie will not be deported,
M. F. Doyle, one of his counsel, said
atcr a conference with Secretary
j Wilson. For O'Callaghan to go back
'now, he added, would mean giving
himself into the hands of his ne
mies, an'd his legal status and rights
will be defended to maintain for him
freedom to return to Ireland at
"his own convenience."
The conference with the labor sec
retary, which was also attended by
Judge Lawless, another of the lord
mayor's counsel, was described by
Mr. Doyle as "satisfactory and veri
fying our feeling in the matter." .
The order recently issued by the
Labor department denning O'Cal
laghan's status as a "seaman," which
would require his rcshipping for a
foreign port, Mr. Doyle said, con
tained no time limit, as was reported,
but said that he must leave "at his
convenience," atthotigh he added, it
"suggested a certain time."
The time limit as reported when
the order was announced gave the
lord mayor until yesterday to reship
under penalty of being ordered de
ported. He was said to be on a
speaking campaign in New York
Mr.. Doyle added that "the situa
tion -would clear up in an official
statement in a few days."
Students of Nebraska Instilii"
lions Vie for Honors in
Definite plans for the holding of
contests between commercial sec
tions in Nebraska schools, were
made by a committee of teachers
which met at the Lincoln Chamber
of Commerce Saturday. The com
mittee, consisting of J. M. Mattiu
of the -Wavne normal, Harold Hul
ing of Beatrice and Miss Nina Hub
bell ot Omaha, was appointed by
ihn . r.rpsif!inr f the Nebraska
jjtatc Teachers association-, at its
meetings here last fatV- '
Plans call for the hoidincr of tre-
limiriary district contests in April of
each year, the- districts correspond
ing to those outlined in the new
constitution of the teachers' associa
tion. -Winners in the district will
take part in the state contests to be
held each year in May.
The contests, which will include
shorthand, typewriting, penmanship
and spelling, are open to the com
mercial students in all public and
private high schools, parochicl
schools, business colleges, academies,
normal schools, colleges and uni
versities. Rules of the contests will be pub
lished and distributed among all
schools of high school grade, or bet
ter, within a lew weeks and organiza
tion will be completed at the district
"meetings of teachers this spring. .
Wife of Deputy Warden
Near Death as Result
Of Attack by Prisonei
Chieeto Trlbnne-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Mrs. Jesse
Lovclette, wife of an assistant war
den at the St. Charles pchool for
boys, is dying in the school infirmary
as a result of an attack made upon
her late Fridav afternoon by Frank
Dossctt, 17, a "trusty" at the school.
After beating her into unconscious
ness, Dossett stole a. revolver, a
shotgun. $9 and a suit or Lovelene's
clothes to cover his blue prison uniform.-
Lovelette left early in the after
noon with 40 other boys to go out
and work in the fields.
. When he returned at 6 o'clock he
found Mrs. Lovelette lying uncon
scious on a lounge in the living room.
Her skull had been fractured by a
blow from a coal stove shaker.
The Dossett boy was committed
to the school 16 months aso from
East St. Louis, III., ou a robbery
Fumigation, of Foreign Ships
To Check Typhus Is Ordered
New Y'ork. Feb. 13. Strict en
forcement of precautionary meas
ures having for periodical fumiga
tion of all ships conveying immi
grants to New York, was- the latest
development in the fight beinjf
waged by authorities to prevent the
spread of typhus in this country.
The regulations prescribe vessels
transporting immigrants must be
fumigated after each voyage.
Young Bandits Rob Store
Proprietor and Customer
Armed with revolvers, two youth
ful bandits robbed the proprietor of
the Fort street grocery store, Twenty-eighth
and Fort streets, of $35
Saturday night. Turning to J. A.
Phillips, a customer in the store, one
of the bandits commanded him to lav
his valuables on the counter. Phil
lips parted with his gold w atch. He
had not monev.
Workmen Overcome by Gas
Oakland Cal., Feb. 13. Two men
were overcome by gas today in the
hold of a ship under construction at
J, the Bethlehem .Shipbuilding corpor
ation yard and were removed .un
yjfV conscious to the hospital.
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