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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 235.
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U. S. Sends
Hughes Dispatches Note Call
ing on Government to Abide
By Justice White's De
cision in Dispute.
Quick Action Demanded
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
( h lingo Tribune-Omaha lie Leaned Wire.
Washington, March 17. Another
move by the Harding administration
demonstrating its firm determination
to discharge in full, American obli
gations in the western hemisphere,
tavin gno room or interference by
the league of nations in American
affairs, was disclosed today.
Secretary of State Hughes made
public the text of 1 lie note he dis
patched yesterday to Panama, vir
tually an ultimatum, demanding im
mediate acquiescence by that republic
in Chief Justice While's settlement
of the boundary dispute with Costa
Rica. 1 '
It is the first lwigthy note pro
duced by the new Secretary of state
and embodies a judicial analysis- of
the dispute culminating in the con
clusion that Panama has not a leg
o- stand on in declining to recog
nize the White award. The document
is interesting, also, not only as a
sample of legal arguments to be ex
pected of Mr. Hughes in internation
al controversies of great moment, but
as illumination of the frequently ex
pressed opinions of lawyers that
when Mr. Hughes has stated a case
there is nothing left to be said on
his side ot the dispute, if on the
' Calls for Settlement.
After calling on Panama to pro
ceed at once to arrange with Costa
Rica for the appointment of an en
gineering commission to delimit
physically, the boundary decreed by
Chief Justice White, Secretary
Hughes concludes his note:
, "It is to be hoped that the gov
ernment of Panama will recognize
that motives of true and inipartiat
friendship for the governments of
Panama and Costa Rica prompt the
making of these representations to
the government of Panama. The
government of the United States
Mould view with pprehension a
continuance of this dispute, which
has already given rise to hostilities
with attendant loss of life, if such
a continuance were caused by the re
fusal on the part of the government
of Panama to carry out obligations
which it has bound itself solemnly
, to , perform, v This government,
therefore, deems It its MffTy-1-1 'ask
that the government of Panama
'"Slefiniwlv indirate- 5t intention tn
comply with the representations
made to it by the government of
the United States.
In taking this action, the admin
istration is actuated primarily bythe
desire to discharge the obligations
of the United States arising from
its close and special relationship to
the Republic of Panama. Under the
Haye-Bunau-Vartlla treaty, the
United States undertook to guar
antee and maintain the independence
. of Panama. To perform this duty,
Mr. Hughes points out, it is neces
sary for the United States to ad
vise itself of'the territorial limits of
No "Scraps of Paper.
Moreover, discharge of the Ameri
can obligation is conditioned upon
Panama's faithful observance of
its own international obligations.
Mr. Hughes makes it clear that
there are to be no treaty "scraps of
. paper" in American affairs.
The note is also significant of an
attitude of wider import on the pait
of the administration. It is regarded
as betoking the intention on the part
ot the president and Mr. Hughes, to
establish a firmer policy in dealing
with the Latin-American republics
than - was pursued by the Wilson
By virtue of the Mouroc doctrine
the United States is the protector
of the other republics of the western
hemisphere from European or Asia
tic aggression. The United States
... has obligated itself to prevent any
""t'd world power from obligating any
more territory in this hemisphere.
Must Pay Debts.
At the same time, however, the
United States insists that the repub
lics thus protected from foreign ag
gression shall discharge their inter
national obligations. Mexico, for ex
ample, cannot expect under this
policy, to escape payment of its just
debts to Europe or reparation for
the injuries sustained by foreigners.
Likewise the note is significant of
the determination of the new admin-'
istration to enforce settlement of dis
putes on this side of the world in
a manner that would make interven
tion by the league of nations whol
ly gratuitous and repugnant to the
United States. In this particular dis-
pute, Panama appealed to the league
of which it is a member. The United
States was not pleased by this move,
and has proceeded promptly and vig
orously to settle the dispute itself, in
accord with the principle of non-entanglement
of America in the affairs
of Europe and non-intervention
by Europe in the affairs of America.
When this had been made clear. Sir
Eric Drummond, secretary of the
league, announced that the appeal
would not be entertained, inasmuch
as the United States was proceeding
to effect a settlement.
Cleveland Bank Cashier
Held for Embezzlement
Columbus, O.. March 17. E. F.
Fox, assistant cashier of the National
Bank of Commerce, was arrested
today on complaint of bank officials,
Charged with embezzling $10,000.
P. L. Schneider, president of the
bank, issued a statement saving Fox
t. $124,000 short in his accounts. The
loss is covered by insurance.
Fox it is said, made private loans
r bank moov which could not b
Grernony for Unknown
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Cblriifo Trlbuae-Omaha Be 1-f'ird Wire.
Washington, March 17. PresiJcnt
Harding informed Secretary of War
Weeks, that he prefers to have the
ceremonies for the unknown Ameri
can dead of the World war held at
Arlington National cemetery on
Armistice day, November 11, instead
of Memorial day.
The congress in the last session
provided for the return from France,
of the body of one unknown Ameri
can soldier to be buried with na
tional honors here. It was the last
bill signed by President Wilson on
March 4. Since then War depart
ment officials have been planning for
the ceremonies which will be most
extensive and in which the president
of the United States will have the
leading part. They suggested that
the ceremony could be held on Me
morial day, May JO, or on Armistice
Secretary Weeks asked the presi
dent to decide and Mr. Harding
promptly chose Armistice day.
Green Army Being
Formed to Combat
Deserting Red Soldiers aVid
Peasants Constitute Makeup
of New Army That Means
to Overthrow Bolsheviki.
London, March 17. A green army
is forming against the Russian gov
ernment says a refugee from Petro
grad. according to a dispatch to the
London Times from Riga. The
green army is being made up of de
serting red soldiers and peasants.
The first green contingent is at
Kostroma, south of Moscow, where
the red soldiers have formed a revo
lutionary committee. The refugee
says the general opinion in Russia
is that the revolutionary party will
succeed but that it will require sever
The refugee discredits bolshevik
claims that Kronstadt is short of
Sailors Morale Good.
The morale of the sailors there,
he says is improving daily as they
are receiving money from Russian
societies in Europe, through Fin
land. He confirms the reports that
the cbmmunists escaped from Petro
grad in automobiles. They returned
later, but have no authority, he said.
It is reported, the dispatch con
tinues, that a bolshevik airplane
dropped 0 bombs on Kronstadt,
March 14, some of which contained
The bombardments of Kronstadt
and. PetrograrJ have,4eei of a des
ultory nature for the last two days.
Airplane maneuvers by both sides,
are most active.
A delegation of six Kronstadt
sailors has arrived unexpectedly in
Riga enroute to Germany, France
and England with the purpose of
explaining the situation to the labor
ers of those countries and asking
moral support against the commun
The soviet government again is
promising the people of Petrograd
food, which it asserts Leonid Kras
sin has bought in England, says the
dispatch from Riga. The promises
do not satisfy the populace and. in
order to quiet the people the bolshe
vik! are presenting with . each food
card one reel of cotton and two
needles. The food conditions in
Petrograd, are reported to be fright
ful Opponents of Regime
In Costa Rica Censure
Termination of War
San Jose, Costa Rica, March 17.
Opponents of the Acosta govern
ment of . Costa Rica are sharply criti
cizing the administration for termin
ating hostilities between this coun
try and Panama following interven
tion by the United States.
Exciting scenes are occurring in
congress, many members of which
are denouncing the government as
"favoring Panama and endangering
thejndependence of Costa Rica."
United States warships are re-,
ported to be watching the Costa
Riean and Panama coasts.
Producers in Oil inJWexico
Are Against Recognition
Galveston, Tex., March 17. De
claring that the Obregon govern rr.e:rt
had failed to protect life and property
of Americans, members of the Asso
ciation of Producers of Petroleum in
Mexico last night '.vent on record
against American recognition oi the
southern republic until "absolute as
surances of protection for American
interests are forthcoming." '
New York Central Asks Rail
Board to Reduce All Wages
New York. X, arch 17.-The New
York Central railroad 'whose wage
revision proposals have been rejected
by unskilled labor, today forwarded
a petition to the railroad labor board
in Chicago asking that tribunal to
make the proposed reductions effec
tive tentatively on April 1.
Are You Right
Man in the
Mr. Mabel Warner Bn, Omaha
character analyst, in her aeries of ar
ticles la The Be starts today dlacns
slon of choice of Tocation.
The articles hear the title. "Your
Face and What It Telia. The first
of the special aeries on "toratlons anl
misfits" is on pace, .
While these articles are appearing
in The Bee Mrs. Busk srlU answer free
all sjoestioam from Bee readers on
character analysts and vocational
V 0 t e C H S t
Here 3 lo 1
Unofficial Figures )
of Butcher Workmen
.).109 to 1.732 for
Officials To Issue Call
Figures on the strike vote takt:i
Wednesday at the Omaha poking
plants among the employes, could
not be secured officially from of
ficers of the local union.
Votes cast totalled 0.841, of whicn
5,109 were for the strike, and 1,7.52
against the strike, it was reported un-
I nttirialtv vrtrrdav.
Results of the ballot were scut bv
telegraph to international head
quarters of the Amalgamated Meat
(..utters and Butcher Workmen in
Chicago, to reach there before ihid
night. Jacob II. Davis, president ot the
Omaha district, is in Chicago.
"Every local union has positive ;
orders not to reveal the result of the !
strike vote," declared W. J. Burns, j
organizer for the Omaha local union. ,
Figures From Chicago. I
"The result of the nation-wide
strike, vote will probably be given
out from Chicago headquarters if
any result is made public at all."
Mr. Burns declined to discuss tlr:
reported figures of the strike vote
here. He admitted, however, senti
ment among the men here was for
Workmen were on the job as
usual at the packing plants yesterday
and there were no indications what
ever of any possibility of an un
Large Majority for Strike.
Chicago, March 17. Reports oi the
strike vote taken at middlewcst
branches of the live big packing com
panies continued to arrive at union
headquarters here today and it was
understood they indicated a large
majority in favor of a strike.
Full pow er to call the walkout w as
placed yesterday in the hands ot
Dennis Lane, secretary-treasurer of
the Amalgamated Order of Meat
Cutters and Butcher Workmen, and
Redmond S. Brennan, counsel for
the union, at a meeting of the heads
of the other unions involved in
trades employed in the stock yards.
Resolutions were adopted by the
other union leaders assuring the
butcher workmen of their support.
Live Stock Freight
Rates Lowered Until
July of This Year
Railroad officials announced yes
terday an order discontinuing the 35
per cent increase on live stock
freight rates, made when the rail
roads were turned back by the gov
ernment. This order, issued yc.-ter-day,
will go into effect April 1 and
remain in force until July 15, 19.21 .
, Thousands of head of live stock
shipped to New Mexico and Texas
pasture lands during ihe winter of
1920 oh account of the drouth the !
summer before will be returned to i
their original pastures in western Nc- j
Draska, Colorado ana Wyoming.
The suspension of the 35 per cent
increase was through the efforts of
the National Live Stock association
and other live stock bodies and will
be a boon to cattle men in this terri
tory who have stock in southern pas
tures. It is expected there will be a
great influx: of live stock on the local
market during the time the decrease j
is in effect. '
Bomb Thrown at Lorry
Of Soldiers in Dublin
Dublin. March 17. A number of
soldiers riding in a motor lorry were
proceeding along Redmonds Hill
street on the north side ot the city
last evening when a bomb was
thrown at the. machine. The sol
diers icturned the fire and wounded
Another lorry was bombed and
fired upon from' windows of houses
along Camden street and three civ
ilians were wounded when a bomb
exploded in Aungier street.
During. a melee near the Ship
street barracks many shots were fired
and three persons were wounded.
For the first time since disorders
broke out in Ireland identification
discs were given to the troops last
Profiteering Cases Will
Be Dismissed, Allen Says
Lincoln, March 17. Six profiteer
ing and hoarding prosecutions pend
ing in the Omaha, division of the
United States district court under
section four of the Lever act, which
the supreme court recently held in
constitutional, will be dismissed, T.
S. Allen, district attorney, said to-
,cav. titty profiteering cases irom
all parts of Nebraska which were in
vestigated and ready for presenta
tion to the grand jury will likewise
Monroe Electric Light
1 Plant Damaged by Fire
Columbus, Neb.. March 17. (Spe-
cial.) A fire in the Monroe electric
! light plant destroyed the building,
five automobiles, the light equipment
and damaged'other property. The
'loss is estimated at $7,000. .An ex
1 plosion started k the fire. Inade
! quate fire fighting apparatus made
jit impossible to check the fire'.
iKaiisan Named Assistant
' Secretary of the Interior
1 Washington, March 17. Edward
I C. Finney of Kansas was given a
recess, appointment by President
Harding today as first assistant sec
retary of the interior.
Woman Lobby Deserts
Galleries of House
Mirch 17. (Special.)
lobbv which haunted
Naileries while the cen
ts ocing considered, nas
tmporarilv, at least.
dilative Snow threw his
Item during debate on the
r-hip bill in committee of the
Snow stated that manv members
believed ihe women would block
their ro-clectjon it they didn't vote
for censorship. "I am not going to
vote for it and I'll debate the issue
in my district on the merits of the
ceu;orshi) bill and the" Byrum-Gif-ford
bill without any fear of the re
sults. Snow said.
Snow did not say that "he would
come back," as quoted.
To Insist Upon
Republicans Stand Pat to j
Make Permanent Bill First
Work (f New Session
Washington, March 17. Repub
lican members of the house ways
and means committee stood pat to
day on the proposition that a per
manent tariff bill should top the
legislative program of .the new ses
sion of congress.
This view was expressed at a
committee conference which took
up, among other things, the ques
tion of preparing and rushing
through the house the same anti
dumping, hill passed last session, to
gether with an added valuation
measure. The latter may be includ
ed in the bill and the committee
adopted a resolution requesting
Treasury department officials to
frame a rough draft for its con
sideration. There was no intimation as to
whether the president had approved
the program agreed- on Monday at
a conference dt the ways and means
and senate finance committees. The
president had expected to see west
ern members of the former commit
tee who have been insistent in de
manding that the tariff be taken up
ahead of revenue revision, but the
meeting was postponed at his re
quest. Want Wool Embargo.
Meanwhile there were other move
ments under way'which would have
the effect of giving interests de
manding it an emergency tariff.
There lias been much discussion of
the proposal by Senator Smoot, re
publican, Utah, ,to put an embargo
on wool, which was included in the
Fordney measure vetoed by Mr,
Wilson. Congressional and adminis
strativc circles were said to be plan
ning to put, an embargo on other
products now on the free list. Al
though they had been advised of
such a movement, members of the
ways and means committee declared
that 'the question of preparing an
emergency tariff had been aban
doned. Agreement was reached today that
the anti-dumping and valuation bills
should not delay consideration of
a straight tariff bill. Answering ques
tions as to whether the committee
had changed front on priority of
tariff or revenue revision, Chairman
Fordney declared it still was a 13 to
2 vote for tariff. The west, he said,
is emphatic in urging tariff legisla
tion early in the session.
No Sign of Weakening.
Members said there was no sign
of weakening and that Representa
tive Longworth, Ohio, and Bachar
ach, New Jersey, were standing alone
for revenue legislation first of all.
Representative Young, republican.
North Dakota, a member of the com
mittee, declared the passage of the
anti-dumping bill would not satisfy
"The man on the verge of bank
ruptcy wants something to tie to,"
he said. "The west is up against it
hard and to mv mind will insist on
having the tariff taken up ahead of
all other legislation."
Chairman Fordney intimated that
the committee-which will meet again
tomorrow might begin work on the
Lillian Lorraine to
Soon Return to Stage
New York, March 17. Lillian
Lorraine, vaudeville and musical
comedy star, who suffered injuries
to her spine in a fall on the ice last
January, will be able to dance again
i1 two months, according to infor
mation given out by her physicians
M:.-s Lorraine slipped on the ice
rs she stepped from a taxicab orr
the right of January 30. She suf- i
fcred paralysis of her arms, right j
side and neck as a result of the fall.
This paralysis has now disappeared, j
the physicians said, and no per- j
mancnt in.iurv will result. ;
William Lawrence, Actor,
- Dies After a Collapse!
Boston. March 17. The death of;
William Lawrence, who succeeded
Denman Thompson as Uncle Josh in
"The Oid Homestead,", and played
the part 3,000 times, was announced
today. He had been ill four days,
having collapsed while playing here
Lawrence was born in Nova Sco
tia and was a sailor and fur trapper
before he went on the stage.
Caucus at North Platte
Nominates City Ticket
North Platte, Neb., March 17.
(Special Telegram.) At a city con-i
vcuti'ot ot republicans and democrats
E. II. Evans was nominated for
mayor, and O. E. Elder, city clerk.
Mr. Evans was formerly mayor ot
this city and resigned to enter the
United States navy in 1917. Mr.
Elder has been city clerk for a num
ber of year
Educator, Is Dead
Head of Armour Institute Is
Victim of Heart
Chicago, March 17. Dr. Fratik
W. Gunsaulus, noted educator,
preacher. and writer, and since v1892
president of the Armour Institute of
Technology here, died suddenly at
his home early today following a
severe attack of heart disease.
Dr. Gunsaulus was born on Jatiu-'
ary 1, 1856 at Chesterville, O., and
attended Ohio Wcsleyan university.
He entered the ministry at Colum
bus, at the age of 19 and later held
pastorates at Baltimore and Chicago.
ITien followed a series of professor
ships at Yale, University of Chicago,
Ohio Wcsleyan and Miami university.
Among his -famous lectures were
those on Oliver Cromwell, George
Washington and American states
manship. His writings included
songs, essays, a life of Gladstone and
numerous religious works.
He is survived by the widow, four
daughters, Mrs. Robert K. Merri
man, Allentown, Ta.; Mrs. Henry
Schueler, Mrs. Harry W. Chesley,
Miss Helen Gunsaulus and a son,
Joseph L. Gunsaulus, all of Chicago.
Freed of Blame for
Marriage of Du Pont
Los Angeles, March 17. The con
troversy in Episcopal church circles
over the performance of a 'marriage
ceremony by the Rev. Baker P. Lee
for Alfred I. Du Pont, millionaire
powder maufacturer of Wilmington,
Del., who had been divorced, and
Miss Jessie D. Ball ot Los Angeles,
has been brought to a "satisfactory"
conclusion, according to a statement
made public here today.
The statement was signed by the
Rev. Mr. Lee and Frederick C. Val
entine, chancellor of the Episcopal
diocese of Los Angeles.
It contained this declaration: "The
marriage of Mr. Du Pont and Miss
Ball by Mr. Lee was legal and from
evidence submitted to him, he felt
justified in performing the ceremony.
An explanation was courteously
given by him to the bishop (The
Right Rev. J. H. Johnson) court
eously received, the bishop was sat
isfied, and the matter satisfactorily
closed without a trial." '
"Queen" of New Religious
Cult Declared Incompetent
Denver, March 17. Marie Frcdc,
named by Joshua Sykes, head of the
Temple of David cult, as his "queen
of heaven and earth," was declared
mentally -incompetent fo administer
her affairs by a commission in a re
port to the county court today. Texas
relatives brought proceedings to pre
vent alleged dissipation of her $150,
Father of Ex-Senator of
Kansas, Bristow, Is Dead
Baldwin. Kan., March 17. Rev.
William Bristow, 84, father of for
mer United States Senator Joseph
Bristow of Kansas, and the oldest
resident of Baldwin, died here yes
terday. Extradition Granted
Sacramento, Cal., Maxell 17. Gov
ernor Stephens granted a request
from ths governor of Ohio for the
extradition of Charles P. Smith,
Charles W. Smith and Olive M.011
tenez, held at Los Angeles. They
are alleged to have murdered Peter
Sbure at Akron, O., October, 1920.
One With a Little
OopjrUM. 1921: By The Ohlcaro TrUmaa.i '
Premier Briand Declares Move
To Force Payment of Re
parations Fully Justified
I By The Associated Tress.
! Paris, March 17. bccisions of the
! London reparations conference, the
I nrrnnation nf DnsselHnrf and other
German cities and the application of
the'alliqd economic penalties on Ger
many were approved by the cham
ber of deputies, 491 to 66, only so
cialists and commupisi s opposing.
Premier Briand, replying to for
mer Minister of Finance Klotz, and
former Minister of War Lefevre,
who insisted upon further light as
to the government's intentions as to
execution of the treaty of Versailles
and securing the disarmament of
Germany, answered Germany's pro
test to the league of nations against
the allied occupation on the ground
that it was a violation of the treaty.
He said that at the time this pro
test was sent Germany had refused,
011 the summons of the reparations
committee to execute the clause of
the treaty calling for payment of
20,000,000,000 gold marks.
. "Germany." he said, "has violated
the treaty in three clauses dis
armament, reparations and the trial
of accused officers. Thus the sanc
tions as provided for in the treaty,
are applicable and just."
The allied commission of control,
he declared, was working under the
advice of Marshals Wilson and Foch.
M. Lefevrqaid that since he had
declared previously that Germany
was making a new machine gun cap
able of shooting 1,500 millets a min
ute, its existence had been proven.
The guns had been tound in Koe
nigsberg, he declared, along with a
new type of six-inch cannon, prov
ing that the Germans were making
He said that material had been
discovered,' in cellars of the Span
dau arsenal sufficient to manufac
ture 6,000 field guns. He asked the
premier t6 accept a resolution call
ing for permanent allied control of
the manufacture of arms and muni
tions in Germany The premier said
it was impossible to accept the pro
proposal, as such a body was not
provided for in the treaty.
Death Checks Divorce
Suit of Chicago Woman
Chicago, 111., March 17. Death
may have taken away the jurisdiction
of Chief Justice Torrison in the di
vorce case of Mrs. Caroline Frank
lin against her husband, Ferdinand
G. Franklin of River Forest, lit.
Although a suit was started bv
! Mrs. Franklin three years ago she
j has not seen her husband since, and
today she showed the judge a let
I ter from an undertaker in Topoka.
i Kan., stating that he had buried a
j Ferdinand' Franklin- several months
Judge Torrison continued the vase
until April 12.
Contractor Wounded in
St. Patricks Day Argument
Alamosa, Colo., March 1?. J. IT.
Robinson, retired contractor, is
wounded, probably fatally, and a
warrant has been issued for the ar
rest of O. S. Galbreagh, prominent
business man, as the result of a St.
Patricks day altercation at South
Forks, 50 miles west of here today.
In the scramble following the shoot
ing, the stove was knocked over and
the store caught fire. The villags
volunteer fire department succeeded
in extinguishing the flames.
f " H I nPI M saIIBi I um as l
Find Stolen Cars
In Grand Island
Eight Automobiles Recovered
And 10 More Located
By Police Officers.
Grand Island, Neb., March 17.
(Special . Telegram.) With eight
stolen car? recovered and '10 more
located, with reasonable certainty of
recovery. Chief of Police Morse and
Traffic Officer Hayward of Kearney
and Sheriff McCutchan. and Deputy
Wickwire of this city, made a clean
up of automomobile thefts here that
eclipses any previous record in this
section of Nebraska.
Elmer Eldrigc of Kearney and
Leonard Hayes, Grand Island, both
young men, are under arrest, pending
investigation. Both have confessed to
their participation in a system that
involved the theft and secretion of
cars in various garages all the way
from Osceola to North Platte.
About two weeks ago Dr. Parks of
this city missed his car. Surrounding
towns were notified and a week lat
er Chief Morse of Kearney found the
car. He watched the young man
who had hid it. A few days later
two Kearney firms reported bad
checks. The description of the men
passing the checks pointed to Hayes.
Hayes was located working tempor
arily on a farm in Phelps county.
He was arrested and confessed.
Hayes said he bought the Parks car
Watching the want ads in the local
papers, Eldrige. would rent private
garages thus offered and often the
same night would place a stolen, car
in it until he could perfect a sale,
Madison Man Found Guilty
On Charge of Assault
Madison, Neb, March 17. (Spe
cial) Earl Brown, charged with in
tent to commit a statutory crime,
was found guilty of assault with in
tent to do great bodily barm. The
court will pronounce sentence the
last of the week. Brown is a mar
ried man, with . family residing in
Heads Missouri Association
Columbus, Neb., llarch 17. (Spe
cial.) C. J. Fennel, Columbus pho
tographer, was elected president of
the Missouri Photographers associa
tion at a convention held in Kansas
City. Mr. Fennel has been secre
tary of the association for three
Llty Iicket INonnnated
Bv CaUCUS at Fairmont
Fairmont, Ncl?.. March 17. (Spec
ial) The city ticket nominated here
is: mayor, Frank Cubbison; clerk,
Charles Cox; treasurer W. S. Ma
caboy. Councilmcn. Will Hurst and
Bryant Loomis. Members of the
school board; M. M. Aikin and L.
P Vf ' R L 'V "I j Judge Garvin formal! v dismissed in
loailiornia liailK rails luictments charging profiteering rc
San Francisco. Cal., March 17. ! turned under the Lever act against
The Nippon bank of Sacramento, a
Japanese owned and managed bank,
With Japanese depositors and having
a capital of $162,000, failed to open
its doors today.
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Jury Returns Verdict of Not
Guilty in Trial of Woman
Charged Willi Slaying of
Men Out 40 Minutes
rty Tlie ARSvrlaled I'rrM.
Ardniore, Oil., March 17.Cl.ua
Smith llamon. tried for the alleged
murder of Jake L. llatunn, repub
lican national committeeman from
Oklahoma and millionaire oil pro
moter, was acquitted by a jury in
Carter county district court today,
after 40 minutes deliberation.
Clara llamon gasped and fell for
ward in her chair as the verdict
was read, and her brother reached
around from her left side and kissed
her. There was scattered applause,
but the court had demanded silence
and it was quickly stilled.
Clara Hamon went to the jury box
and shook hands with the jurors.
B. F. C. Loughridgen, 7.5, the old
est man on the jury, was elected
foreman and delivered the verdict.
"I'm the happiest person in the
world," Clara said to those who be
sieged her as she gave them both
j Her brother. "Jimmie,' -was 111
I tears as his sister received the con
j gratulations of those who swarmed
I One Ballot Taken.
I As they passed out the jurors said
; only one ballot was taken, a secret
i one confirmed by'a rising vote,
j "It was the only thing we could
! do," one said as he left the court
I None of the family of Jake L.
Hamon was in the courtroom when
the verdict was read. Neither was S,
P. Freeling, state attorney-general,
who made a compelling plea for con
viction, 40 minutes before the' jury
arrived at its decision.
An effort of the defense to waive
their right of argument and have ihe
case go immediately to the jury, was
ruled out by Judge Thomas W.
Champion this morning and deiense
counsel began its picas for acquittal
of the defendant.
Joe Ben Champion, twin brother
of the judge, opened for the defense.
Reviews Her Life.
Mr. Champion -referred to the par
ticipation in the case of Attorney
General Freeling as a "high state of
ficial sent down here to prosecute a
poor, innocent, country girl for
shooting a millionaire.;. ; , . ;- .
Clara- Hamon - cy.if uusa wmi
ICHIS ailU SllC oat iiu uunnvoai
"When j, Jake Hamon met her,"'
Champion said, referring to Clara,
"she was A brown-eyed girl; when
he lured, coaxed, wooed and won.
he was a powerful lawyer of 40
years, a master mind.
"He took her, an innocent conn
try girl, educated her, sent her to
college, not that she might serve
him as stenographer, but that fin-
(Turn to Pae Two, Column One.)
Mother of 9 Children
. Strangled to Death
In Daylight Robbery
New Y'ork, March 17. Mrs. Hen
rietta De Felicio, mother of nine
children, was strangled to death and
Mrs. Rosa Menditto, a nurse, was
gagged and bound by four holdup
men who entered ' their home in
Brooklyn this afternoon anl de
manded money and jewelry.
In trussing up the two women, the
robbers thrust a towel into Mrs. De
Fclicio's mouth. To keep it in
place, they passed a rope around
her face. One coil slipped down
rround her throat and was pulled so
tight that it strangled her.
Mrs. Menditto. who was thrown
on to a cot in a room adjoining that
in which the two women were sit
ting, rolled herself to the floor after
the robbers had fled with $2,500 in
jewelry and money. Loosening her
gag by pushing her face along Ihe
floor, she staggered to her feet,
pushed up the window with her head
and called for the police.
News of the holdup and murder
caused such indignation that police
reserves had to be called to handle
a crowd of 1,000 which quickly col
lected. Chinese Wine Turned Over
To Prohibition Officials
San Francisco, Cal., March 17.
Customs and internal revenue offi
cials decided to turn over to feder
al prohibition enforcement officers.
25.000 cases of Ng Ka Py, Chinese
,..; . I)--:.-:.
! sels. Chinese consignees had attempt-
jed to obtain entry of the wine as
I a iut.-uit.iMc. i ue pioinumon omciais
were instructed to sell the liquor tc
wholesale druggists or rcship it lo
; Packing Firms Disniised
j New York. March 17. Federal
the" "Big Five" meat packers Ar-
mour & Company, Swift & Company,
Morris & Company, Wilson & Com
pany and The Cudahy Packing com
pany. Dismissal followed the action
of the supreme court in holding the
Lever act in part unconstitutional.
Submarine Strikes Reef
Westerly. R. f., March 17. The
submarine N-2, a coastal type boat,
struck the Watch Hill reef while
maneuvering off here today and ran
up on the rocks high and dry. Coast
guards who were out to her reported
that Lieutenant Claude Farmer and
his crew of IS men would rrmaiu
aboard, . ' ' "Wyr,
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