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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23.1921.
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C Mail Pilot
Captain W. F. Lewis, Pilot
Wlin Left Frisco in Spa-To.
Sea, "Race, Dies When
j Plane Crashes to Earth.
Crash Occurs in Nevad
The westbound 36-hour trans
continental air mail flight was
called off at Chicago, due to bad
weather in the Mississippi valley,,
particularly Iowa', according to a
message from Pilot Hopson re
- ceived at the Omaha field early
last night. Pilot Hopson was the.
1 flyer scheduled to bring the plane
from Chicago to Omaha. He
6tated that there was no visibility.
The eagtbound plane, piloted! by.
Harry G. Smith, left North Platte
' at 9:20 last night, according to a
wireless message rceived by O. D.
Mitchell at the Omaha station.
The plane was due here at mid
night. The repair of a damaged tail,
skid caused a delay of 10 minutes
at North Plattee.
There is no pilot at Omaha to
. continue the eastbound flight, con-)
sequent) y the flight may not be
resumed before daylight. .
Hopson, . the Chicago-Omana
pilot, will take the eastbound plane
Sack to Chicago and its departure
will depend upon the time of hie
Thousands of Omahaha were
Scattered over the Omaha field
awaiting the arrival of. the "ships."
The hundreds of automobiles, with
headlights piercing the darkness,
and the electric-lighted held pre-
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 22. Two
eastbound mail planes arrived here
this afternoon in the speed test of
the air mail service between San
Francisco and New York. Plane
No. 172. piloted by James P. Mur
ray, landed at 4:47 p. m. Mountain
time and was off again under Pilot
.Frank Yaer at 4:59 p. m., after
300 pounds of mail had been trans
ferred. In 3 minutes.
s- Plane No. 171 arrived at 5:50 p.
m. mountain time, one hour ahead
of schedule, under T. O. Paine. Its
mail was transferred to plane No.
106, which started for Omaha at
6:02 p. m. mountain time. '
By Tbe Associated Fim, .
San Francisco. Feb; 22. Cautain
a- ' ' it. "r . CI. T - - 4 il..
attempt to establish. record for
rapid delivery between San Fran
cisco and New York, was kilted to
day at Elko, Rev., 'When his' plane
fell, according to advices t received
here. Captain Lewis was-5 piloting
one of the two planes which left
San Francisco at 4 JO a. in. He
took charge of the plane at Rent..
The message, to air mail service
headquarters here said that Cap
lain Lewis' machine, in taking off
from Elko, went into a tail spin and
crashed to the ground. His altitude
was not given in the" message.
According to air mail officials
I here. Captain Lewis had served in
the American air . forces during the
i . wonu war anu nail uccu -in me on
mail service a trifle less than two
months, flying usually between Reno
The message said that the acci
dent followed Captain Lewis' safe
arrival at Elko from Reno with the
. mail. He transferred to Jnothcr ma
chine, which fell with him.
Hazelhurst, N. Y Feb. -22. Two
airplanes, each carrying 350 pounds
o mail, left Hazelhurst field today
- ior San Francisco, piloted by E. M.
Leonhardt and E. M. Allen. They
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Aimed at Profiteering
Hotel ' Proprietors
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.)
Hotel reformations planned by this
legislature are as follows:
A bill by Representative Irvin
Medlar, editor; of the Mid-West Ho
i tel Reporter, Omaha, making" Ahe
hotel guest with a friend " of the
weaker sex in his room equally re
sponsible with .the proprietor if he
does not write "and wife" on the
register. This measure has been re-
. ported out of committee. ,
Another is a bill forcing hotel pro
prietors to place printed room prices
on tne aoor ot every room in an
effort to stop convention profiteer
ing. , Members declared today" that
when the bill came up for considera
tion they would insist that an amend
ment be tacked on which would
make it impossible for hotels to ;
change their -rent schedule in ac- i
cordance with the-number of people!
in the city desiring rooms.
Toledo Street Car
Fare May Be Boosted
Toledo,, O., Feb. 22. Increase in
street car fares to 7 ceuts, unless a
way is found to eliminate busses as
competitors of the traction system,
was declared by the street railway
board of control today to be im
minent. It was pointed out by Wilfred E.
Cann. traction commissioner, that
the Communitv Traetinn rnmcanv is
T runnfhg behind $9.1,000 a month, after
f providing lor all fixed charges. .
The Community Traction com
pany began operation February' 1,
when the new service-at-cost fran
- chise went into effect and the Toledo
railway aua i-ignt company sur-
its rights in . the city
Omaha Men toPilot Planes on
Sea -to -Sea Day -Night Trip
a 0 ff
Wit Kr "'u
mS V twn : If
J. T. Murray.
These are the fliers of the Omaha
division of the government air mail
service who will pilot the "ships that
Attempt to Cross
Continent in 24
Hours Is Failure
Lieutenaut Coney Forced to
Land in Texas Because of
f Engine TroubledWill
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 21. Leut.. Wil
liam Coney expected to continue
late todayliis trans-'CjBntincntal flight
from Bronte, Tex., where he wa;
forced to land this morning because
of engine' trouble lie toItL'tlie As
sociated Press. .
Commercialsgasoline taken, on at
Bronte caused further engine trouble
and prevented an' early start, he de
clared. "I suffered considerable trouble
in New Mexico about 1 o'clock last
night'! he said "because of heavy
snow "and rain storms, and I was
compelled to fly around to avoid
them. My supply of stimulants was
inadequate to keep off the cold. No.
trouble except the storms was ex
perienced after I left San Diesro last
nt'ght at 7 o'clock up to the time V
had landed this morning and if that
feed pipe had ijpt gone wrong 1
would have reached Jacksonville, Fk.
in time for dinner tonight." .
Lieut. Coney left San Diego, Cal.,
at 7 o'clock last night in an attempt
to fly across the continent to Pablo
Eeach, Fla., in 24 hours. - His-y(Jc-parture
was delayed some timedue
to repairs xn his plane and tardintss
in weather reports which he wished
to read before he started. The plane
used was rebuilt especially for the
attempt. Extra gasoline and oil tanks
were attached, and a control wheel,
permitting the pilot to turn in almost
any direction. - was added. It was
given., a strenuous test before start
ing and gave perfect satisfaction.
" 1 .
Bill Fixing Limit 'on School
District Levies Put on File
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.) A
bill fixing a 100 mill limit on school
district levies and1 providing that the
shool bond issue may exceed 30 per
cent of the assessed valuation was
passed on general file in the lower
Omaha School Bond Bill
Advanced in Lower IIouC
, Lincoln, Feb. .22. (Special.) The
$5,000,000 Omaha school .bond bill
passed the committee of the whole
in the lower house today without a
dissenting vote. ' t
Tenants in Chicago
Organize to Fight
1 Increases in Rent
I Chicago, Feb. ? 22. A tenants'
strike, organized by the' Chicago
Tenants' Protective association; was
launched .today and campaign .meet
ings planned for all sections of the
city to enlist the assistance of 100,
000 'tenants, in refusal to pay in:
- Secretary A. E, Jcsseruni of the
association, . said striking -tenants
would " be encouraged.. to . refuse
either .to move or pay exorbitant
rentals, and thf assistance , of
municipal judges would be sought,
to . have ' eviction cases -placed in
their reglular"turhat"the bottom'of
the court calendar. This would
bring them to trial not earlier than
next year." -.
Signs , were distributed reading;
"Untair. - Landlord ..demands ad
vance. This apaVtment will not be
vacated May 1. ' Do'vou want to
'buy a lawsuit?' v
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pass in the night Cur.ng -the in
augural transcontinental flight in
volvingnight flying. ' .
For Agreement on
Further Progress in Fixing
Ratjes in Conference of
House a ml - Senate Com-
7"- mittees Reported.
, . ... '. .
Washiugton, Feb. 22. Agree
ments on rates in the Fordney emer
gency tariff bill on dairy products,
olive oil and olives were reached to-
day by senate and house conferees,
but disputes over1 the wheat, sugar
and tobacco tariffs prevented final
action. A 'compromise on the olive tariff
was reached by the conferees, the
rates of 60 and 70 cents per gallon,
according to the- s'izc Of containers,
being reduced to 50 and 40 cents,
respectively. . The conferees also
adopted the senate amendment im
posing 25 centsa gallon on olives
in solution and Fxents a pound on
thoseaot' in solution."
JThe rate of 8 cents a pound on
butter in the senate amendment was
reduced to cents. 'The senate
amendments "providing a tariff of
23 per cent on cheese, 2 cents a
gallon on fresh milk, 5 cents a gal
Jon on cream and 2 cents a pound
on condensed milk were afifected
by' the change.
Senate Penrose, head of the sen
ate conferees, said there was " a rea
sonable rpropect" for a complete
agreement tomorrow and a3ded that
"we have got to aree this week."
The sugar schedule appeared to
be the principal snag, it was said,
the house conferees continuing - to
stand out against a sugar tariff.
They 'also continued vigorous dp
position to the senate amendment
increasing the duty on wheat from
30 to 40 cenis a bushel
Senator Jones, republican, Wash
ington, made a statement in support
of the proposed tariff on apples and
the conferees agreed to strike from
the apple rate clause, a provision
referring directly to Canadian ap
ples, planning to make the provi
sions general to avpid giving offense
Senator McXary, republican, Ore
gon, also appeared in support of the
jenate amendment imposing a duty
of 4 cents , a pound on cherries, a
rate Said . to be equivalent to $1.85
per bushel,'' as. compared with, 25
cents imposed by the Payne-Aldrich
Eyewitnesses Testify in
Matewan Battle Trials
, Williamson, ; W. Vai. Feb. 22.
Eleven persons,' including several
eyewitnesses to the battle at Mate
wan, in wliich A. C Felts, private
detective' and' tifne other persons
.we're killed, t'estHicd in the trial of
"the 19 defendants charged with ini
plication in their deaths.
Elijah Bcrke told the jury that'
he w' standing'close to Felts and
Mayor C. C- Testerman of Mate
wan, when they were shot. He said
he heard two shots and that Felts
fell against him. , ;
; He turned, he said, and saw the
mayor' stagger- away, holding his
side. Berfcc testified he"saw.'no
weapons iu Felts' or Tcstcrman's'
hands. , .
Good News for "Vets" Ji
Kansas City," Mo., Feb. 22. United
States Commissioner G. D. Beards
lay announced that no more search
warrants would be issued, against
homes where a mere showing of poV
session of intoxicating lienor, is
1 made . , ' 1
Action Taken in Connection
With Killing of Lieutenant
Langdon Deemed Sufficient
By State Department.
Officers Sent to Prison
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicaro Tribune-Omaha Bee l4iaed Wire.
Washington, Feb. 22. Secretary
of State Colby mtdc publje tonight,
the action taken by the Japanese
government to make amends for the
unwarranted killing of Lieut, u. II.
Langdon of the American navy by a
Japanese sentry in Vladivostok a
few weeks ago.
Japan has expressed formally
"deep regret" at the occurrence, has
removed the commanding general
of Vladivostok and retired him from
the active list of the army and has
punished subordinate officers and
the sentry ' with terms 'of confine
ment not exceeding 30 days.
While in navy quarters the redress
tendered by the Japanese govern
ment is deemed inadequate. Secre
tary Colby regards the action satis
factory and is disposed Tb close the
incident with the exception of the
discussion of reparation to the fam
ily of " Lieutenant Langdon, upon
which he is insisting.
"The - action of the Japanese
authorities,',' said Mr. Colby, "has
lbeen prompt and sincere and-it will
undoubtedly ne received with ap
preCiation in this-country.
The State department has receiv
ed from the embassy in Tokio a
cablegram reporting the delivery byr
the minister for foreign affairs of
Japan a memorandum setting forth
the action of the court-martial held
at Vladivostok to examine into the
circumstances under which the late
"A most thorough and exhaustive
examination was conducted by the
court-martial, resulting in the re
moval from the active list of the
j Japanese army of Major General
' Xishihara, commanding the Japanese
garrison at Vladivostok. . The court
held that General Nishihara had
been, guilty of misinterpretation of
the barracks service regulations and
had thus incurred primary responsi
bility for the unfortunate incident.
He Jias been deprived of the com
mand of the garrison and of the rank
cf brigade commander, which he had
previously held. The barracks of'
ficer of the rank of major has been'
adjudged guilty of responsibility in
the matter aand sentenced; Jo .con
fmemcnt'fo3fl days. The assistant
barracks officer, a lieutenant, and tliT
regimental commander have both
been sentenced to a similar punish
ment for a period of 20 days; the
company commander has been sen
tenced to a lesser period.
. Regrets Expressed.
1 lie commander-in-chief of the'
Japanese expeditionary force in
Vladivostok has paid a visit to the
u. ;i. s. Albany 'and expressed to
the commanding officer of the ship,
Turn i Tk Three, Column Three.
Woman Killed When
Auto Turns Turtle on
Road West of Lincoln
Lincolu, Feb. 21. (Special.) An
automobile accident 'cm the Emerald
road, seven miles west of Lincoln,
cost Mrs. Etta White, 66, of Lexing
ton, Neb., her life here this morning.
Jacob Engle of Friend, Neb., who
was pasing the coupe in which Mrs.
White was riding, rushed to the hos
pital with the injured woman, but
she was dead before Engle reached
the hospital. Mrs. White was com
ing to Lincoln with her daughter,
May Merrill, and her grandson to
receive medical attention when the
accident, occurred. When the cars
passed the Merrill coupe turned over.
Mrs. White was pinned under the
Date For Consistory
Announced as March 7
Rome, Feb. 22. The Osservatore
Romano, organ of the Vatican,-published
the official announcement that
the secret consistory will be held
March 7 and the public consistory
Mfch 10. These cardinals, it says,
will be created: '
Monsignor D, J. Dougherty, arch
bishop of Philadelphia; Monsignor F.
B. Barraquer, archbishop of Tar
ragoha; Monsignor uan Benllochy
Vivo, archbishop of Burgos, Spain;
Monsignor K. J. Schulte. archbishop
of Cologne; Monsignor M. Von,
Eanlhaber. archbishop of Munich,
and Monsignor F. Ragoncsi, papal
nuncio at Madrid.
Employment Conditions in
Chieago 55 Per Cent Normal
Chicago, Feb.- 22. Charles J.
Boyd, superintendent of tliex .Illinois
free employment office, 'said last
night in a report on employment
conditions that the Chicago situation
row "is about 55 per cent of nor
mal.'; "Lifte improvement can be ex
pected within thc'ncxf 30'or 60 days,
employers say," says the report.1 "but
no further slowing down is contem
Two Attempts Made in Week
To Bomb Japanese Homes
Los Angcle, Cal., Feb. 22. two
alleged attempts to destroy, by the
use of phosphorus bombs, buildings
occupied by Japanese' have been
made here in the last two weeks,
according to a report made public
today by Capt. E. H. Enos of the
bureau of fire prevention of the Los
Angeles fire departmcuL
Force of 600,000,
To Attack Europe!
Bulk of Sonet Army Coucen-
trated on Western ront
Plans for ' Drive Against
Vilna District Increasing.
By JOHN CLAYTON.
Chicago Tribune Cubic, Copyright, 181'!.
Coblenz, Feb. 22. Despite the
commencement of the soviet drive in
the Near East through the Caucasus,
the bulk ol tne boishexist army re
mains on the western front. Accord
ing to the best available military in
formation, 600(000 red troops are
now in a position to menace western
Europe from a point to be selected
by' the . red chiefs for their spring
drive. As the total armed strength
of the Russians, exclusive of the la
bor battalions, is about 800,000, not
nwre than 100,000 troops are driving
toward Erzerum to establish com
munications with Musta'pha Kemal
As winter gives way the concen
trations of troops in the region ot
Smolensk for an attack against the
Vilna district are increased. Along
the borders of the Baltic states the
reds are Winning out practically the
entire strength of the northern forces
and are placing rthem in position for
an attack on thf disputed; ground in
Lithuania, where- General Zeligow
sky and hs -Polish volunteers hold
the city of Vilna by force of arms.
The advance troops to the south
are : mostly , concentrated before
Lemberg for the purposevof making
a drive' through Galicia .or south
into Roumania. v Curiously enough,
the reports from Moscow regarding
the possibilities of a drive on Poland
state that nearly all the reserves arc
concentrated south of Kicr. There
is practically no reserve strength
The main Polish border is not
menaced. In the Pripet' marshes,
.through which the armistice line
runs, there are only border guards
totalling not more than a few
thousand men. , '
Sixty-six divisions of infantry and
12 divisions of cavalry hae 'been
identified on the western front since
the first of January. One division,
now on its way to the western front
from Siberia, is expected to arrive at
its station about the first of March.
Bill Compels Religious '
Bodies to File Reports
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.) -Religious
societies collecting money
for uplift purposes must file- reports
of collections and disbursements
with the secretary of state and at -
r.r,,PV crrnpral under nrovisions of
a bill placed on general file in the !
, .Tl '1 .
lower house. jThcre is a punishment
attached for "diverting these funds
fund to purposes other than those
which were set forth in the campaign
when the funds .were collected.
Robber Returns Bond
Of $25fi00 Size With
Short Note of Regret
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 22. A re
gretful note accompanied a $25,000
Liberty bond, returned through the
mail yesterday to the Clement D.
Cates company, stock brokers, from
which it had been stolen. "It's too
big toliandle safely." the robber
said, but he kcjit two smaller Molen
bonds. ' ' 1
Billion Dollar Set We're Paying for
the Installment Plan
THE INSTALLMENT PLAN
Br The Chirac o Tribune I
! Arbitration in
United States Labor' Board
t Dismisses First Two Twt "
Cases Leaders of Both
Chicago Tribune-Omaha lie eaclH'ire.
Chicago, Feb. 22. Railroad man
agers and organizations of railway
workers Stand face to face with the
first formal mandate for compulsory
arbitration ever issued by the feder
al government. ' v
The mandat e came from the
United Slates railway labor board
when it dismissed the cases vof 'the
Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic
railway and ths Missouri and North
Arkansas railroad, the first two test
disputes on wages to be ..brought
before that body.
The board declared that it had no
jurisdiction because neither railroad
company had made proper efforts to
confer with its employes on the just
ness and reasonableness of present
Railway executives and organiza
tion leaders are Doth somewhat crest
fallen and dubious over the decision?
Railroad executives do not' hesi
tate to declare that the A: B. and A.
case was bungled. Because it was
the first wage dispute to be brought
before the,, labor hoard for adjudi
cation, it was "an unfortunate be
ginning," according to one railroad
man.. - ' - .
"1!he A. B. and A. road,'r this
man said, "came before the board on
the pleading that it was broke and
could not pay the wages set by the
board's decision. It should have held
a conference .with its employes and
shown that these, 'wages-were -unjust
and unreasonable and would injure
the' road financially if the men con
tinued to demand them. Tnis would
have been tlfe course in harmony
with. the letter and spiilt" of ;the
transportation act." v
Compulsory"' arbitration,, it. is .ex
plained, appears most prominently
bchfhd the decision of the labor,
board in the "Missouri and North
Arkansas rase. - - '
House Votes $5,0.00 for
Widow of Riot Victim
'Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.) The
Smith bill providing an appropria
tion of $5,000 for Mrs. Helen Hikel
of Omaha, whose husband was killed,
in the court lipuse rio passed the
committee of the; whole in the lower
house todav. - It provides that the
$5,000 shall be 'paid 'to Mrs. Hiykel
at a rate of S60 "a month.
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At" Sioux C'itV. AccUSCS Man
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Sioiu Citv, la., Feb: 22. Mfchacl
Schrebrit,50, who, was Abounded in
a fight, last night, died early today.
On his dcathlM L Schrcbrir accused
Mike McCar. 27, cf being his as-
rail.nit. McCar was arrested. . He
I denied having shot Schrcbrit . of'
having any knowledge of the affray.
.He is bring held.
Would Force Filing of ..
Reports by All Utilities
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.) A
bill forcing all private and public
utilities to file reports with the state
railway commission and forcing these
utilities to publish the reports in
.newspapers circulating in the terri
tory they serve was placed on gen
eral file iu the lower house today.
'rfffapprlffct: 192 i: By The Chfcaeo Tribune I
Equal Rights for
AH Citizens Are
Demanded by U. S.
-' -i m
Stale Department Sends Firm
.."Jiote tor Council of League
Of Nations Meeting
y In Paris. 1
- Washington, D. C. Feb. 22.
Equal opportunities for the citizens
of all allied. a:id associated powers
whether members of the league of
nations or not.yin former enemy ter
ritories to be administered bv tin
I allied government? under mandates.
is insisted upon in a note dispatcher
by the State department to the league
council at Paris.
The note wet.t last night to Am
bassador Wallace, who is to present
it tomorrow. State department of
ficials described it as being identical
with the one sent Great Britain last'
November by Secretary Colby.
The note was couched in ifrni
language, Mr. Colby took issue with
the British position that mandate
agreements and treaties were to be
considered only by members of the
league and declared that the I'nited
States as a contributor to the victory
in the war could not consider "any
of the associated powers debarred
from participation in the rights and
privileges secured under the mart
dates." Initiation of this, the-first action
to be taken' by the United States to
the league council,' was at the stig
geition of an allied power, under
stood vto have been Gieat Britain.
The. British" foreign office never has
(replied to Mr. Colby's note in which
he asked that the United States be
permitted to examine the dr?ft man
dates before submission to the coun
cil. Meantime, however, Great Brit-'
ain has sent the drqft mandates for
Mesopotamia and Palestine to the
council and it is understood it was
lor. this reason that it suggested that
the United States present its view?
to the .council. '
Cherokee Indians Appear
At .Congressional Hearing
Muskogee, Okl., Feb.' 22. Mem
bers,, of the Cherokee exYcutive com
mittee and officers oFtlie Creek na
tion, vyere here today 'to discuss the
jurisdictional bill now 'before the
United States senate. If the bill be
comes a law, according to W. T.
Brady, committee chairman, the
Choctaw, Cherokee. Chickasaw,
Creek and Seminole tribes will brinpr
suit against the government for ap
proximately. $25,000,000, present
value of the land awarded slaves of
the five civilized tribes when a treaty
was signed following the civil war.
Montenegro Government '
Declares War on Serbia
London,-Feb. 22. A wireless mes
sage from Berlin today says 1hat
accprding to Swiss reports the Mon
tenegrins have declared a holy war.
against the Serbians. Two Serbian
regiments have occupied Ccttinje,
Montenegro, ana, tne situation is
grave, the message says.
Wednesday fair and colder.
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I Edwin Denby, Hitherto Un
mentioned in Cabinet Specu
lation, Chosen to Succeed
Hoover Commerce Head
lly The Aocltr Pren,
.The new cabinet as selected by
President-elect Harding will be:
Secretary of State Charles Evans
Hughes, New York.
Secretary of the Treasury An
drew Mellon, Pennsylvania.
Secretary of War - John W.
Attorney General Harry M.
Postmaster General Will H.
Secretary of the Navy Edwin
Secretary of the Interior A. B.
Fall1, New Mexico.
Secretary of Agriculture Henry
Secretary of Commerce Herbert
Secretary of Labor James J.
St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 22.
President-elect ..Harding -completed
his cabinet late today by virtual si
lection of 'Edwin Dcnby of Detroit,
Mich., as secret?. ry of the navy.
The choice v as the first big sur
prise among the cabinet selections,
Mr. Denby's tame never having ap
peared in new: paper speculation
about the navy post. He is an at
torney and a former mqmber of:
congress and h:is served as an -in-listed
manjin war time in both the
navy and marine corps.
Not Yet Accepted.
It Is understood .a formal tender
and acceptance are yet to he e.-
changed, but Mr. Don by is regarded
by those close to Mr. Harding a.i
practically certain to take the place.
There were -also growing indica
tions today that, the -virtual teiec---tions
of Herbert Hoovrr. of Cali
fornia to be secretary of commerce
and James J. Da vis of PerinAlvania
to be secretary of laRor sooi" would
be definitely fixed, puttiiitr the com
plete cabinet in its final form.
Mr. Denby.. who was drawn into
the cabinet situation as a dark horse"
after former Governor Frank O.
Lowdcn of Illinois declined to be
considered for the navy portfolio, is
50- years old.( and has an intimate
knowledge of far eastern allairs, in
addition to his naval experience. He
went to China in 488a with r his
father, who served there .is an Amer
ican minister, and later lie spent 10
years in the Chinese maritime cus
toms service. , V
Returning to the United Slates in
1897. Mr, Denby served as a gunr
ner's mate in the American navy dur
ing the war with Spain, and at the
age of 47 was .a sergeant , in the
marine corps during the world war.''
Turn to Pa Thw. Column Thrrr.
Sound Amplifiers Will
triable Huge CrQwd to .
Hear Harding's Speech
Washington, Feb. 22. Fqr the
first time, weather permitting an in
augural address is to he - heard
March 4, by as many people a-i mav
pack themselves on the plaza front
ing the capitol. President Harding's
first formal statement will be car
ried throughout the ' throng by
meaiis of amplifier-. - .
A room' frill of Inachincry has
becu installed-beneath the capi" A
steps to catch and repeat ev-ry
syllabic uttered. The announcement
of the company installing the mech
anism' said scores of engineers and
workers would be on hand to see
that nothing happened to prevent full
enjoyment by the crowd of hearing
as well as -seeing, the speakir. ' .
Engine Crew Killed
In Texas Rail Wreck
Dallas. Tex., Feb. 22. R. W.
Mays, engineer, and. R. R. Dickev,
fireman, both of Denison, were in
stantly killed and several persons in
jured when northbound Texas spe
cial on. the Missouri, -Kansas &
xexas railroad was-w recked two
miles north of Wacox todav.
A deliberately displaced switch
caused the wreck, according to the
Two Police Officials
Are Wounded in Ireland
Dublin, Feb. ' 22. A police 'ser
geant was seriously wonded by un
known persons in Maynooth, Coun
ty Kildare. today and a constable
was wounded in Cahcr, County Tip
perary. , Thirty-eight riiembers of
the Irish republican army, who
were drilling in Ballinrobe; County
Mayo, were surrounded - and, cap
tured by crown forces wkhout cas
uAkies. , ,: , '
' Belfast, 'Ireland, ' Feb.' 22. Sean
McCraith, general secretary of the
Irish Self-Dctermination league, was
arrested, in London yesterday, ac
cording to advices received, here to
day. He will be transferred to re
land for internment.' . , ,
Jury Selected for Trial
Of Pastor on Murder Charge
Sandwich, Ontario. Feb. 22. Se
lection of a jury to try the Rev. J.
O. L. Spracklin. the "lighting par
son," on the charge- of manslaughter
in Killing Heverl i rumble, pro
prietor of the Chappell house, dur
ing a liquor raid last November, was
completed here today. Mr. Sprack
lin. who, as liimor license inspector
had chartre of the raiding tiad.
pleade4 "uot guilty."
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