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    VOL. 60 NO. 218.
But lei
Dairymen, Creamery Men, :
Senators ami Representatives
Present at Hearing Ue
s fore Commission.
Many Nebraskans Attend
by L. C. SNYDER.
l ..hl.t.a ( orrcH.H.nJent Om..h IW;
Washington, J). L, l ei). .3.
--(Special lelegrani.) Rcprcscnta -
t:es ot tue l iirincrs and IJairy- j in Pans, said the (manner, bc
iiicn's association of the middle and ( twecn 'President Wilson and his ad-
iiorthwest sectiutis of the country and
small army mi men engaged in the
i butter-making industry crowded the
rooms of the commissioner of in
ternal revenue today to protest
against hi.-, ruling tlial butter made
from sour cream and neutralized by
lime water or other agency came
within the definition ul "adulterated
hit tier," ami should be tacd 10
'cuts a poinul.
Senators actively participated in
the hearing, while a score or more
of members, of the lower house wcrs
present to enter their solemn pry
test against the dictum of Commis-
moiht tlhaim j
The members of the Ncbr.isk I
delegation, including Senator.-! J itch- I
cock and Representative Jefferis,
McLaughlin Keavis, Andrews and j
Kinkaid. were in the audience, as i
were representatives from Iowa, !
' Kansas, North Dakota and Illinois.
Vigorous Protest.
Congressman Jefferis followed
Judge Towner of Jowa, who made
a vigorous protcsj against the rul
ing of the commissioner. In his
speech Mr. Jefferis said that the Ne
braska delegation was in entire ac
cord with the sentiment of Con
gressman Towner. He said he rep
resented in eoli' of the larg
est butter-making industries in the
co'tmtry, and ii the ruling should
stand it meant ruin to one of Oma
ha's largest enterprises.'"
' Senator Hitchcock, in his talk' to
the commission ?r, covered much the
same ground, setting forth the ex
tent -of the dairy business in the stftc. !
Commissioner Williams asked Sen- j
s.tor Hitchcock if the Nebraska leg- j
islature had read the decision of the '
attorney general and the interpreta
tion thereon by ihe commissioner
previous to the passage of their res
olutions protesting against the com
missioner's ruling V
Opposed to Any Charge.
Senator Hitchcock stated'! that it
inade no difference whether or not
the members of the legislature had
tW'Qad the ruling, they were opposed
T " '' t?n.V- change jot an y ne win t erprcfa-
- l. ... . 1 inm
At this point, Ex-Congressman E.
J. Haiuer, representing the cream
ery -interests, injected the remark
that the Nebraska legislature had
considered. the text of the ruling and
the commissioner's interpretation be
fore entering their protest.
Congressman McLaughlin of Ne
braska and a member of the agri
culture committee of the house spoke
lor the committee in opposition to
the ruling. In the course of his re
marks he said he kept lime water
iu his house for the children at all
times and that to place a tax ou but
ter made from sour cream, 'which
had always been recommended by
our mothers and which had been
neutralized by lime water, was go
ing beyond the intent of congress.
Presents Resolution.
Senator Phipps of Colorado,
through his secretary, entered his
protest against the ruling and pre
sented a copy of a resolution passed
By the Colorado legislature in op
position to the fiat of the commis
sioner. Franklin B. Jones of coun
sel for the dairymen, stated during
the hearing that he would put on the
stand members of congress who
helped ,to enact the law of 1902, on
which the ruling is based, to show
that not only did congress not in
tend to include neutralized butter un
der the act, but specifically excluded
it by voting down an amendment
seeking to include it.
- It is expected the hearings will ex
tend over several davs.
Enemies of Colombian
Pact Lining Up Forces
Washington. Feb. 25. Opponents
of the Colombian treaty, which re
publican, leaders plan to bring before
the senate during the special session
beginning March 5, started a pr?vate
campaign against its consideration
and ratification. s .
Senator Lodsc of Massachusetts,
the republican leader, said, however,
he believed the treaty could be dis
posed of promptly with virtually no
other business during the special ses
sions. Senator Fall, republican. New I
Mexico, who is to be a member of j
the new cabinet, also is said to have .
urged action at the special session. 1
Senators opposing consideration of i
the treaty at the fpecial session and ,
also its ratification, include Borah j
of Idaho and Kellogg of Minnesota. '
Judge Freed of Murder j
To Resign From Bench
Cleveland, O.. Feb. 25.--Judge J. II. i
McGannon, recently acquited of
second degree murder in,, connection
with" the death of Harold C. Kagy.
announced that he will resign as
chief justice of the municipal court
March 1. .
The announcement was iu reply to
a request of the Cleveland Bar as
sociation today that he resign at
once instead of March 15. the date
' . rcviously set by Judge McGannon.:
Postal Official Resigns
Washington. Feb. 25. The resin- !
r.atiou of William H. Lamar as so
licitor of the postoffice department,
to take effect Monday, was announc
ed. Mr. Lamar said he would prac
tice law in Washington.
Oinatia P.
Allies Will Pay War Debts tojLlnion Labor
U. S. Thomas Lamont Says'iv.u 17- i.
Representative on American Commission to Negotiate
Peace Denies Secret Understanding With France
Or Britain -as to Cancellation of Obligation
Criticises Work of Reparations Board.
l I In .Wniimrd Pre.
1'hiladHphia, Feb. Jc. All' the
allies will pay their war debts to the
1 United States, Thomas V. Lamont,
partner in J. P. Morgan & Company,
who was one of the United States
treasury representatives upon tne
American commission to negotiate
' mure (h rlarnl lirfnre the I'hila-
; ,rt..,j;i I "nKli,- I .wiper fnrllni OI1 tllC
j H.ace COIlcrencc.
i note a constant reference to
. some secret understanding arrived at
' viscrs on one hand and the French
and British representatives on the
other, to the effect that all indebted
ness to the United Slates Hiould, in
whole or in part, be cancelled or tor
given. "'There ain't no such tiling.'
Vom start to finish of the peace con
ference the president and his ad
visers without exception, opposed
vigorously and finally, any such sug
gestion or ' proposition of cancella
tion. There was noconunitmcnt,
expressed or inferred, near or re
mote, moral or otherwise, as to the ;
handling of the allied indebtedness
to the United States government.
All (he main facts in the, suggested
arrangement for the sulrstitution of
German for Belgium bonds were
niade public at the time.
Question Important One.
j '"The whole questional interna
I tional debts is a most important one. i
: The American people must, in the .
Mail Aviator Is
Cited for Bravery
In Nteht Flving
Message From Wife iu Chey -
o v. vim. 7
enne Sets Knight's Mind at
Ease Regarding Mythical
Mato in Chicago.
Two precious bits of paper will
be tuckexl in the pocket of Jack
Knight, hero of the Cheyenne-Oma-ha-Chicago
night air mail flight,
when he hops off for Cheyenne this
One is a te!et;ram from Otto M.
Praegcr, third assistant postmaster
general and highest official of , the
air mail system.
It -was presented Jo him ulieu he
landed here yesterday, and is a cita
tion by Mr. Praegcr of his bravery
in flying from Omaha to Chicago
at night, over a course which was
unfamiliar to him.
The other message is from Mrs.
Knight in Cheyenne. .Its contents
were not made public, but Jack look-
ed very happy when it was given
Cherishes Both Messages.
"f don't know which message 1
cherish the most," the daring young
aviator said, smiling. "The message
from Mr. Praeger alone is worth all
the hardship and danger of the trip
to Chicago through the dark.
"But I certainly am glad to bear
from my wife, too. You know the
Chicago papers all said my wife
rushed into my arms when I landed
there the morning after the flight.
"Well, I was worried. My wife
really was in Cheyenne and no wom
an whatever rushed into iriy arms
in Chicago. But what if my wife
had seen that report? What would
she think?
"I was almost afraid to go back
to Cheyenne." concluded Jack, laugh
ingly. "Of course I could have ex
plained everything, but then "
Hailed as Hero.
When Jack landed at the air mail
field here yesterday morning he was
hailed as a hern by everyone pres
ent, lie had saved the day, or rath
er" the night, by leaping into the
breech, so to speak, and taking his
"ship" with the consignment of mail
(Turn to Page Two, Column Tiro)
Virginia Inn Keepers
Will Move to Fairhury
. Pawnee City. Neb., Feb. 25. (Spe
cial.) Mr. and Mrs. I. XV. Warren
have disposed of their interest in the
Virginia Inn, the hotel at Virginia,"
Xeb., and will take charge of a hotel
at Fairbury. They have operated the
Virginia hotel for several years.
'Chortle City's
Jolly Cherubs
Pity the poor fat man?
"Ha, ha, 'tis a men) jest
of the ignorant and unob
seranl a jealous sarcasm
from the contingent of the
lean and hungry oof," de
clare Omaha heavyweights
Prominent possessors of
avoirdupois '. tell about the
pleasures and advantages of
rotundity in a humorous
feature in The Sunday Bee.
That Rotogravure Section,
with a page of inauguration
pictures, snappy . movie page
and collectiotfef photos of
cats and dogs in unique poses,
is one you tvill not want to
The. Omaha
Sfcontf - Claia Mattar May it. 1906. at
0. Uaa'tr Act ( Harm i.j K.
Idst analysis, determine it upon the ,
principle of what course is best cal- i
eulated to benefit the world as a j
whole, including America."
Commenting on America's lack off
representation on the permanent j
reparations commission, Mr. Lamont
said: "This commission, in my judg-j
moat, has been, in a considerable
measure, responsible for the lament- r
! nlitx f!,.uv that liac r-,-liri-.rl in fivin
Ul,, amcml of Gcrnlan ill(lemitv.
', "Our failure to ' name A. Daily
; dcteKate for this commiion
becn not merelv a great disappoint -
nient tn mir former .Ksnr utps in I he
war, but as I believed has been large-
lv responsible for the ;ontim;ed
economic unsrttlcmeiit iu Europe,
with its unforunate reflex upon our
own industrial and commercial busi-
I lie MO.lMi.tKKI.Untl winch Germain-
! was notilied sin- must pay over a
j period of 42 years by the men! sct
t tlcmciit at I'aris. Mr. Lamont said, if
I amortized at S' j per cent and
brought back, to present values,
would represent a capital sum' of
about $13,000,0(10.0(10, plus whatever'
amount Germany had already paid on
Schdule Not Unreasonable.
"Now even the most moderate of
the experts figuring at Paris," he
added, "thought that Germany rould
pay a capital sum of S10,(X)0.000,000 or
?1 5,000.000,000. so that not counting
the so-called 'export tax' which is a
part of ihe recent i'aris settlement,
(Turn tii fiigr Tno, Column live.)
Protest on Davis
Was Not Signed
Bv Every Union
iMine Workers, Inwi, Steel and!
f ,
Seamen's Organization Did I organization w ork in all lines of in
r . ht dustry. despite anv individual con-
;0t Agree Oil Meggage 'tracts made between empoyer and
Sent to Harding.
Washiugtoii. Feb. 25. All repre
sentatives of the national and inter
national unions attending the Ameri
can Federation of kabor conference
did uot endorse tlic telegram sent
yesterday to President-elect Harding
asking him to appoint a "recognized
representative of organized labor" as
secretary of labor.
Representatives of the United Mine
Workers of America, the Amalgama
ted; Association of Iron.' Steel aild
'Pill Workers and the Seamen's union,
it was-learned today, spoke against
the message. Names of representa
tives of the mine workers and sea
men's union did not appear on ihe
list of signers of the telegram.
Michael i lghc, president ot the
Amalgamated, is understood to have
i suggested that th message be so
worded that it would not be con
strued as opposing James . Davis
of Pittsburgh, tentatively selected is :
secretary of labor.
Department or justice
To Drop Second Charge
AoJcf M,k.
Detroit, Mich.. Feb. 25. The De
partment of Justice has decided not
to press "the second indictment re
turned against Senator Truman IT.
Newberry and 17 others, convicted
early last year of conspiracy to vio
late the federal corrupt practices act,
according to word received from At
torney General Palmer.
The second indictment charged
Senator Newberry and members of
his senatorial campaign committee
with "conspiracy to commit the of
fense of perjury" in connection with
reports made to the senate. '(
In a letter explaining the action,
Mr. Palmer wrote:
"It was felt) that the issues pre
sented were fully tried out in the
first indictment and that it was not
necessary to resort to any further
prosecution in the premises." ,
Man Is Sentenced to Day
In Custody of U. S. Marshal
New York, Feb. . 25. A sentence
of one day in custody of a United
States marshal was today imposed
on Dr. Walter T. Scheele, indicted
in 1916 with others on charges of
conspiracy to blow up vessels carry
ing supplies to the British allies.
Prior to the sentence Dr. Scheele
entered a plea of guilty.
The court was informed by fed
eral officers that Dr. Scheele, who ia
an expert chemist, had rendered
aluable services to this government
after America entered the war. His
knowledge of chemical gasse and
explosives, it is understood, was
of great assistance to the War de
partment. '
Chicago Officials Freed
In "Mike de Pike" Trial
Chicago, 111.. Feb. 25. Former Po
lice Sergeant Timothy Judge, Thom
as McLaughlin, Edward T. Graham
and Patrick Simmons were dis
missed on charges Of conspiracy in
the "Mike de Pike" Heftier whisky
ring trial today. The number of de
fendants .discharged at the trial to
tals 11, charges against, seven hav
ing been dismissed yesterday.
j Test Case Planned Against
j ' New Canadian Liquor Law
Montreal, Feb. t5. Proceedings to
I have the provincial liquor law de
j dared null and void, will be instituted
'immediately in the Quebec courts.
J Ernest Pelisco and Paul St. Ger
main, attorneys, who are understood
to represent liquor dealers through
out the province, announced that
they were preparing to test the stat
ute, which was adoutcd at Quebec
yesterday. . (
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America u Federation Opposed
To Dillingham Measure Pro
v iding Admittance of Immi
grants on Per Cent Balis.
T , C 11 D l ' t
WantS rllll KeStTlCUOn
n.v The Avwocialfd r,
Washington, Feb. 25. Organized
labor will endeavor to prevent the
final passage of the pending Dilling-
1 "am bill, restricting immigration to
U per CClll Oi inc numoer oi aliens
j of each nationality in the country in ,
! 1910, as the first move under the new !
I legislative program adopted here by
I representatives of the national aiid .
international unions affiliated in the j
I American Federation of Labor. j
i .'nnouncemcin was maoe rouay ai
the federation headquarters that the
legislative representatives of the or- j
gamzation would attempt to obtain
substitution of the Johnson bill,' vir
tually prohibiting immigration for
one year, for the Dillingham pro
posal.' The latter was passed by the
senate and an agreement on it by sen
ate and house conferees is now pend
ing in the house.
Legislative representatives of or
ganized labor also have been instruct
ed to press their efforts to obtain a
congressional investigation into con
ditions in the strike area in West
May Fight Sherman Act
Whether labor will attempt to
bring about introduction of a bill at
' the extra session of congress for the
1 repeal of the Sherman anti-trust act
' will depend, according informa
i tion today, upon what action is taken
to exempt labor organizations from
I liability 'under that law.
Counsel for the United Mine
Workers and other international or
ganizations were said to faavc be
gun preparation of final detaijs of a
bm .t0 b introduced in the extra
session that would legalize union
, employe noi 10 join a iraucs
a trades un
Plan Publicity Campaign.
Plans for the new publicity cam
paign to be waged by the federation
were being completed today, while
the executive council was in session
discussing means for raising the
money necessary for the movement. !
A proposal made by represents- I
tives of the Typographical union at
the, labor conference yesterday, that
afund of several million dollars be
ttised for propaganda work, it was
learned today, was voted down and it
was decided that no special fund
would be advisable for this work.
The executive council of the feder
ation was in session here all day,
but made no announcement 'as to
its work, except that it had consid-
j ered several jurisdictional disputes,
1,000 Jews, Victims
i , c
j Campaign Was Carried Out
Under General Balako-
vitch's Direction.
London, Feb. 25. More than 1,000
Jews were tnctims of pogroms car
ried out by the troops of General
Balakovitch, formeR anti-bolshevik
leader, in the regions of Minsk and
Harnel, according to a statement is
sued today by the Federation ot
Ukrainian Jews in London.
The pogroms were of a terrible
character, the. statement declares,
women being mistreated and tor
tured and children being murdered in
cold blood. Thousands of children
ere made orphans ,
The possessions of the Jews were
looted, the st?ement adds, and great
numbers of them were made home
less. Three Bold Robberies
Mark Day in New York
New York, Feb. 25. Three dariifg
robberies were listed today on New
Yrork's crime sheet.
The latest occurred this afternoon,
when seven bandits, held up the of
fice of the Connecticut Screen com
pany and escaped with $35,000.
At noon two robbers felled a jew
eler in his office on the ninth floor
of a Broadway office building and
escaped with $20,000 worth of his
'sarlicr in the day the watchman
of a Bofc-cry theater, located a short
distance from a police station, was
found slain in the dressing room
after evidences of having cr.gajed iu
a pistol battle with the slayers.
AJ mil;
Hob-Bailed Army Shoes Cause
$125,870 Damage to Paris Hotel
New York, Feb. 25. Hobnailed
shoes of 200 doughboys, guards
posted at the Hotel Crillon. where
the American peace commission had
its headquarters in Paris, caused vir
tually all of the damage for which
the owners charged the commission
$125,870.82. the manager of the ho
tel. "Henry Deques, said here today.
Tt was this item of damages in
the expenses of the delegation over
which- considerable protest was
voiced recently iu the house of rep
resentatives and which, among other
expenses. President Wilson was
asked , to itemize in a resolution
adopted in thehousc.
"The 200 American soldiers who
guarded the commission in Paris
damaged the Hotel Crillou tg the
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New Enforcement
Prohibition Piaji
Being Considered
Abolishment of Present Dual
System and t Centralization
of Authority Contemplated
by Next Administration.
Washington, Feb. 25. A new plan
for enforcement of prohibition is
being discussed among republican
leaders as a prospective policy of
the Harding administration. It con
templates abolishing the present
dual enforcement machinery of the
Treasury pud Justice departments
and centralization of full reSDOtlsi-
bility and authority under the at- notner measure tor the ticnent ot tor
tnnipv syeneral i mer service men. This bill, which has
Whether the plan under, discus
sion contemplates retention of a fed
eral prohibition commissioner ap
parently has not been definitely de
termined. Jt is understood, how
ever, that all state prohibition .en
forcement agents would be dis
pensed with and the prohibition en
forcement work left to the Depart
ment of Justice, through state's dis
trict attorneys and their local or
augmented assistants.
Posses Scour in River
Bottoms for Quartet
Of Mail Car Robbers
Roodhoitse. 111., -Feb.. 25. Fosses
today are combing 'the Mississippi
river bottoms in. the vicinity, of
Quincy Junction, 37 miles ' west of
here, where four men armed with
rifles held up Chicago & Mtoii' pas
senger train No. 10 from 'Kansas
City, early this .morning and escaped,
after forcing- thevniail clork'to-hand
over three registered letters- and a
registered package. ' " '
While the amount obtained by :hc
bandits is not known, reports ' re
ceived here indicate it will not ex
ceed $50. ,
Messenger Ayers. iu charge of the
baggage car. saved several hundred
dollars in express remittances hy
hiding the pouch . containing ' the
money when he heard 'the bandits
order the door of "the mail .car
Milk Dealers 'Fined
New York, (Feb.-25. Eleven milk
dealers were coin'icted. in Brooklyn
of selling, milk and cream adulter
ated with eocoanut oil. They were
tined a total of $4,850. The case
was pressed on evidence gathered
by the health department.
extent of about$625 each," said M.
Dequis, quickly . adding that it was
not the fault of, themselves, but the
shoes they -wore.
"They were neither impolite or
boisterous, but they had to tramp
in and out all about the hotel all
the time, wearing hobnailed shoes"
over the polished floors and cxpciir
sivc rugs. It cost the hotel 650.0(10
francs to replace the carpets and
5.000,000 franc's to put the hotel in
order," he declared.
M. Dequis thentght the boots of
the French soldiers would have had
the same effect, and said he; under
stood the British did more damage
to te Hotel Majestic. ,
"It is very sad," he-sighed, .."but
' ejt la guerre."
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Committe Fails
To Agree on Bonus
Leaders Predict Bill Shorn of
taxation Clause, Will
Reach Senate Today.
Washington, Feb. 25. The senate
finance committee failed to reach an
agreement today on fYic sodicrs'
bonus bill.- but republican leaders
predicted that the house bill shorn j
of taxation provisions, would be re-j
ported tomorrow to the senate, i
Doubt was expressed, however, that
the legislation could be passed before
adjournment of congress next week.
Though failing to agree on the
bonus bill, the finance committee act
cd favorably on the Wason bill, an
uecn passed uy inc nousc. wouiq ex
tend privileges of war risk insurance
and compensation benefits.
The bonus bill caused a long con
troversy today in the committee.
Opposition to the cash bonus was led
by Senators Smoot, republican,
Utah, and Thomas, democrat, Colo
rado, both of whom called attention
to the depleted condition of the
' Senator McCumbcr, republican,
North Dakota, presented figures to
show that cash bonus would entail
a minimum cost of $1,400,000,000.
The increased insurance plan, Sen
ator McCumbcr estimated, would
Cost considerably' more.
Advocates of the cash bonus, how
ever, argued that the funds necessary
under that plan would not be payable
for two years and that by that time
economies would be effected -which
would relieve the strain ou the treas-
LLeague Council Takes
, -. Up Disarmament
' Paris, Feb. 25. The resolutions of
the -Geneva assembly of the league
of nations regarding disarmament
were' taken" up by the council of the
league at today's session here. Par
ticular aconsideration was given the
assembly's recommendation that the
powers limit their armament budgets
for thetnexftwo years to amounts
not exceeding those expended last
The council's session today was a
private one, but was not surrounded
with the same degree of secrecv as
yesterday's session, when the Amcri- j
can note on mandates presumably
was under consideration. T'urthcr
consideration ot the
American com-
mumcation has been
pending the receipt oi instructions
, by the members of the council from
j their respective governments.
! Receiver Appointed for
! Birmingham & Atlantic
'Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 2. Judge S. H.
Sibley, in the federal court, today ap
pointed President L. Bugg as re
ceiver for the Atlanta, Birmingham
& Atlantic railway. - The order was
issued on petition ,of the Birming
ham Trust and Savings company of
Birmingham, Ala., which alleged that
it held a npte for $90,000 due .March
7. which the road was unabc to pay.
Wealthy Illinois Farmer
And Wife Found Murdered
Peoria, lit.. Feb. 25. Jarvc Giml
rich, a wealthy Toulon farmer, and
his wife, were found, dead iu their
home near here by county officers.
Gindrich had been killed evidently
by a shotgun. His wife's head was
crushed and her throat cut. Both
were fully clor'icd. The assailants
left t;o clew.
Supreme Council
Will Arbitrate in
Smyrna Tangle
Turkish Delegation Accepts
Offer to Fix Status of Ob
jective Country of Turks'
and Greeks' War.
Luiidon, Feb. 25. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The Turkish delega
tions to the near east conference here
accepted today the proffered arbitra
tion of the supreme council as be
tween Turkey and Greece in deter
mining thcxstatus of -Smyrna and
Pr&w'er Kalogeropoulos of Greece
appeared before the conference and
expressed" surprise that the allies
should suggest a commission of in
quiry and a cessation of hostilities,
which was one of the conditions of
the offer. He said it would be a task
of the greatest difficulty fot; the
Greek government to halt the victori
ous army in its advance. Neverthe
less, he "would telegraph to the gov
ernment in Athens and submit the
proposals of the allies.
Employes at Juarez
Join Mexican Strike;
All Trains Guarded
El P'aso, Tex., Feb. 25. Railroad
men in Juarez have joined the strike
on Mexican railroads. At noon to-
day 300 workmen in Juarez walked
out, leaving only 10 men employed
in the yards and offices, according
to city and railroad officials.
Four men representing the director
general of -Mexican railways, arrived
in Juarez to try to negotiate with
the strikers.
The strikers announced they would
follow an order from headquarters
in Chihuahua City to avoid violence
in trying to win the strike.
Eagle Pass. Tex.. Feb. 25. Ap
proximately 1.000 Mexican railway
workers at Piedras Negras, Mex.,
joined the strike today. Conductors,
telegraphers and firemen were said
to have declined to join th? move
ment. Mexican officials said trains
were running, heavily guarded.
Power Commission to Open
Activities Without Delay
Washington, Feb. 25. Former
Senator Weeks of Massachusetts,
' w'10 as secretary of war in Presi-
I dent Harding s cabinet, will be cnair-
! man of the federal power contmrs-
sinn. said that the reorganized com
mission would take up pending ap-
plications tor power project soon
after March 4. After that date the
commission will be composed of the
new secretaries of war, interior and
agriculture. The present commission
has before it several hundred ap
plications and already has started in
vestigation of' a number of them.
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Boy Takes
8 772,000
From Bank
Nationwide Search Started for
17-Year-Old Chicago Clerk
I Who Escaped With Almost
Million in Bonds.
; Known as Model Lad
Uy Tim Viillf(l Trfss.
I Chicago, Feb. 25. The police of
i the nation were on the lookout to
' night for William Dalton, 17-jear-j
old $05 a month bank clerk, whose
! alleged theft of $772,000 worth of I.ib
! city bonds yesterday from the Great
! Northern Trust company wai made
' known by hank officials today.
' Although Convinced that Dalton
; was hiding in the city, the police
; department telegraphed a descrip
: tion of the bov all over the country
'with the inlVriifation that JI.NO'ii
j would be paid for his arrest and
.$25.0(1(1 for recovery of the bond--.
Dalton i believed to have sc
; crcted the bonds all in large de
I nominations- about his person when
j he went out to lunch yesterday. He .
had been sorting them' in a caa-
and has not been seen since the
noon hour.
Second Large Theft.
The theft -was the second1 in this -district
recently jn which a youthful
bank clerk figured, the other beintr
at Ottawa. III., when a 19-ycar-old
clerk named Cary, who received $u0
a month, attempted to steal nearlv
$200,000, but was caught and th'e
moncy recovered. This case started
an attack by Senator Dial of South
Carolina on Judge K. M. Laudi?,
the senator taking exception to a
statement 'the judge made from the
bench that bank officials were partly
responsible for the theft because
they undcipaid clerks who were in
responsible positions.
Dalton was known in his neigh
borhood as a quiet, home-loving
church-poing boy, whose chief am
bition was to become successful in
business so that he could provide
comforts lor his aged, widowed
mother who was partly dependent
upon him.
Mrs. Dalton tonight - refused to
discuss the case, but neighbors said
that Willie Dalton, as they knew him.
was in every way a model youth. He
seldom -went out at night and his
chief recreation was swimming, box
ing and playing billiards at the Y.
M. C. A., they said.
In Line for Promotion.
At the bank, Dalton was looked ou
as one of the brightest boys in the
institution and was in line for rapid
promotion. He was promoted a few
months ago with an increase in sal
ary, but', .even with this promotion,
it was largely accidental that he
had an opportunity to steal the
'Ordinarily bank officials said Dal
ton would not have had anything to
do with the bonds. They were
temporary ones, however, and it
was planned to exchange them for
permanent bonds yesterday. Daltcri
and other yousg employes were
given the task of sorting the securi
ties. While his companions were not
looking, it is believed the lad hid the
bonds on his person and it was not
until he failed to return from lunch
that they were missed.
The bonds had no coupons. They
were of the 4 per cent, fourth is
sue. Four were-tor $10,000 each,
nine for $5,000 cachand the balance
were in denominations of $1,000,
$500, $100 and $50. Most of the loss
is covered by insurance.
Dalton has two sisters, both older
thau he, and a younger brother.
Prominent Attorney
Held Under Mahn Act
South Bend. Ind.. Feb. 25. John
Talbot, supreme president, Order n;
Owls,' and a prominent attorney in
South Bend, was arrested on aii in-r
dictment charging violation of the'
Mann act and conspiracy.
The information on which the m-i
dictment was returned was furnished
by Miss Pearl Bagley of Topeka,
Kan., who claims she was lured to
South Bend and then forced to sub
mit to terrible practices. She claims
that before she could escape from
the Owl hospital, in which she al
leges she was held and which she
refers to as a "house of fear," Talbot
and his emissaries had clipped hcr
hair so as to prevent her escape.
After her escape, shrf says, she
appealed to the sheriff to lock her in
jail for safety. Her request was
Utah Solon Would Prohibit
Growing Tobacco in State
Salt Lake City, Feb. 25. Follow
ing the passage of the anti-cigaret
bill in the Utah legislature yester
day. Representative Seegmillcr to
day announced tnat lie would pre-
j s oui wiinin mc next lew aay
calling for the prohibition of the
growing, the manufacture or the
sale of tobacco. The bill calls tor ai
appropriation of $25,000 for the en
forcement of the proposed act.
50 Auxiliary Police Arc
Ambushed by 300 Armed Men
Macroom, Ireland, Feb. 25.
i Fifty auxiliary police, traveling m
lorries, were ambushed between this
fvilliage and Ba'.lyvourney this morr-
I ing by 300 men. The ambushing
' party opened fire from the cover
J cf rocks along the road, killing one
policemar and wounding six. Th
tight was still gcing on at latct re
ports. j Found Guiltv of Murder
South Bend, Wash.. Feb. 2S.-J.
Fred Welch was found guilty of mur
der in the first drgree i ii connection
I with the explosion of the dredge
j Beaver, near here, December 10. in
1 which tour Inc were Itfft
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