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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 19551.
(To Pay One Billion
Reparation May 1
Final Reply Also Disputes
Commission's Figures Show
ing Balance of 12 Billion
Taris, March 23. (By The As
&ociated Press.) Germany in her
re(5!y today to the recent ultimatum
of the allied reparations commission
refuses to pay the 1,000,000,000
marks gold due on this date and it
disputes the commission's figures
showing a balance of 12,000.000,-
000 marks due May 1.
It is maintained in the German
note that the 20,000,000,000 marks
which the peace treaty provided
should be handed over by May 1
has been more than pad.
The note asks that a joint conv
mission of exports fix the value of
the, German deliveries on repara
tions account, but it declares that
in any event it would be impossible
for Germany to pay 12,000,000,000
marks by the hrst of r.lay.
The note concludes as follows
"If, after the experts have con
ferrcd, it is established that there
is a deficit in the payments by Ger
many, she is rtaJy to begin nego
tiations with the reparations com
mission regarding the floating of a
The reparations coinmjttee met
this morning to consider ht Ger
man reply which was transmitted
from Berlin last night.
The Germans' failure to pay is
deemed a violation of the treaty of
Versailles which the commission
will report to the allied govern
ments. The allies will then deter
mine what measures shall be taken.
Experts Have Appeared. ,
It is commented tiere that the
German experts already have been
heard by the commission which list
ened to their arguments before fix
ing the valuation of the German de
liveries credited as payments against
the 20,000,000,000 marks. This val
uation, therefore, was considered fin
al, since the treaty' gives the com
mission sole jurisdiction in the mat
ter . .
The German reply does not an
swer directly the commission's de
mand for a first payment of 1,000,-000,000-
marks today. (This point,
however, . is covered on the face of
things by Germany's contention of
over payment of the entire amount
due by May 1.)
There is nothing said in the note,
nevertheless to show that it would
be impossible for Germany to pay
this 1,000,000,000 marks which the
reparation commission knows that
Germany has available in gold, as
well as in foreign securities, it is
Ex-Chorus Girl Named
In Stillman Divorce
Mrs. Florence Leeds, former
"chicken" and "playing card girl" of
Broadway musical show choruses,
who has been mentioned in the Still-
man divorce suit now pending in
New York, is declared to be the
paramour of James A. Stillman. She
is the daughter of a New York
plumber, but at present is said to be
residing at Miami, tla., with her son,
Stillman Tells Court
His Wife Is Untrue
(Continued 1 rmii Putt One.)
tton of Mr. St ill m an'g income, which
finally was admitted by one of his
lawyers to have been $536,000 in
1920. Counsel for the defendant had
claimed it amounted -to $800,000 or
$1,000,000. ' , . ....
John F. Brennan of counsel for
Mrs. Stillman conceded that the fig
ure of $536,000 was correct for the
ocriod of one year and said that now
that he had been supplied .with this
information lie had no further occa
sion for pressfng for an examination
6i the plaintiff, . . ,
Agree on Stipulation.
"We have tendered a stipulation,"
said Mr. Nicoll. "to the effect that
the plaintiff is able to pay any rea
sonable sum to the defendant that
your honor might allow This
amount as stated in the stipulation
admits that the plaintiff, Mr. btillman,
had a net income for the last year of
$536,000. There were from his gross
income several deductions, including
a federal tax. which left the amount
In making his charges agairst Mrs.
Stillman the former "Fifi" ,Fotter
Mr. Nicoll said that his client had
"nfused to credit for a long time any
thought which might have occurred
after she may have implicated her
self" "'Now Mrs. Stillman makes charges
against him," he continued. "Clearly
she is entitled to a proper allowance
of alimony and counsel fees Mr.
Stillman desires to be fair and gen
erous. Mrs. Stillman must defend
herself and the legitimacy of the
Not Out for Generosity.
Mr. Brennan said:
"Let us take this case and get
down to brass tacks. We are not
here asking for generosity. We are
here to assert our rights. We want
an opportunity to find out what these
warrior-like people are up in the
wilds of Canada and we want espe
cially to know what they have to do
with this case." -
Mr. Brennan added that in the last
eight months Mr. Stillman has con
tributed more than $26,000 for the
maintenance of his children and $40,
000 in alimony for his wife.
Mr Nicoll said the only desire of
Mr. Stillman in the matter of ali
mony was that he could grant Mrs.
Stillman sufficient money to allow
her to live in reasonable luxury.
Attorneys for the plaintiff brought
out .that the largest request for ali
mony in a court in New York state
was in the Gould case, when the sum
then asked was identical with the
Guardian Takes Exception.
John . Mack, guardian ad litem
for Guy Stillman, 28 months baby,
whose paternity is questioned in the
case, told the court he wished to cor
rect Mr. Nicoll's statement charging
that the baby was illegitimate.
"The evidence before the referee,"
he said, "does not show any other
person than James A. Stillman to be
the father of this child."
In his reply Mr. Nicoll said lie
had referred to documentary evi
dence presented to the court Mr.
Mack replied that neither by affi
davit nor testament had anything
indirectly been placed in the records
to impugn the legitimacy, of the
Justice Morschauser remarked that
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the mother stood for the paternity of
the child, while the father at
"Isn't that the big point in the
question ot compensation? he
asked, adding that sufficient counsel
tees, in consideration of the attack
made on the child, should be al
Will Prove Falsity.
Abraham Lew of attorneys for
Mrs. Stillman, then stated:
"She fights not onlv for the life of
herself, but for the' life of her
child. This case has not yet been
tried. When it is tried, she will
prove her dcnial-of all the allega
tions as to her infidelity made by
"I will take these papers and have
it out at home, said Justice
Morschuuser. "I can't let the press
have these papers until they are
Justice Morschauser then said he
would enter the final papers in the
county clerk's office of Westchester
county, but added that he would
order the county clerk to transmit
the papers to Putnam county, where
the action originally started and
where the papers will be filed.
On the question where the pa
pers should be filed, one of the at
torneys remarked with a smile,
"They might consult the conveni
ence of the large number of news
paper reporters assigned to the suit."
justice Morschauser at this junc
ture, reiterated that the entire pro
ceedings was a public matter and
that he intended to have everything
connected with the case conducted
"openly and above board."
Family is Prominent.
Various papers were then handed
up to him by attorneys for both
sides. Justice Morschauser said that
both sides could submit replying af
fidavits in regard to the motion for
alimony next Saturday morning at
Poughkeepsie where he has his
chambers. He states that there
would be no more arguments and
that the next phase in the motion
for alimony and counsel fees would
be his decision.
The Stillman family is one of the
most prominent socially in America
and counts its wealth by millions.
Mrs. Stillman is the daughter of
Tames Brown Potter of New Or
leans and Cora Urquhart Potter,
whose divorce took place in 1900
after she went on the stage.
The wedding of the couple on
June 3, 1901, was one of the gala so
cial events of the season.
Mr. Stillman is the son of the late
James Stillman, who preceded him
as president of the National City
bank before his death on March 15,
1918. when he left more than $40,-000,000.--
This was divided among
five children, James A., Charles
Chauncey and Ernest G. Stillman,
Mrs. William G. Rockefeller and
Mrs. Percy R. Rockefeller.
And Kills Self
Couple, Married Last Novem
ber, Broken Up as Friends
Are Told Divorce Suit Will
Rockford, 111., March 23. Mrs.
reulah Howard was shot and killed
in her room at the Edward hotel
here today by her husband,, Charles
W. Howard, a corporal in the ord
nance department of the 52d In
fantry at Camp Grant.
As his wife fell dying at his teet,
Howard fired a bullet into his own
head. He died at a hospital two
Jealousy is believed to have been
the motive. Mrs. Howard had told
acquaintances that she was starting
proceedings for divorce. They were
married November u, iy-'u in in
dianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Howard
had lived at the hotel for a month.
The clerk making the connection
at the office for a phone call to her
room from outside the hotel thought
he heard a shot The door to How
ards' room was found locked. A
policeman breaking into the room
found Mrs. Howard just breathing
her last. Howard was stretched up
on the bed unconscious with a bullet
wound in his head.
Howard shot his wife accordtng
to the oolice in the back of the head
as 6he was answering the phone call.
Agreement Reached t
Ends Packer Dispute
(Continued From Page One.)
hours, wages, conditions and ad
justments thereof excepting as here
inbefore set out. I he employers and
emoloves shall, however, be permit
ted to out into operation plans
wherebv thev may develop a meth-
. . itri . 4t I -11
oa to nanaie oeiween incmscivcs, an
matters of mutual interest so long
as thev dft not interfere with the
"Fifth Anv Questions relating to
hours or wages submitted to the ad
ministrator during the continuance
of the agreement shall be submitted
on written briefs unless otherwise
requested by the administrator."
Messrs. Condon and Meyer made
the following statement :( .
We have agreed with secretary
Davis to a definite termination of
the wartime, labor agreement. This-
will enable the packers to complete
plans announced to adjust between
themselves and their employes, all
matters of mutual interest."
Officers Elected By
York Traveling Men
York, Neb., March 23. (Special.)
Post L. Travelers' Protective asso
ciation, elected the following offi
cers: J. F. Stewart, president; C. J.
Humphrey, vice president; D. D.
Jackson, secretary-treasurer. Fif
teen delegates selected to attend the
state convention in Lincoln, April
29 and 30, are: J. C. Rice, William
Lancaster, Gene Wright, Andy Ako
fer, O. W. Auchmoedy, Albert
Huesner, Fay Copsey, J. C. Flem
ing, W. T. Wherry, Earl Graham,
D. D. Jackson, J. F: Stewart.
Reverton Section Man
Is Killed at Red Clovd
Red Cloud, Neb.. March 23. (Spe
c'al Telegram.) Fred Schmidt,
Riverton section man, who was help
ing clear up Sunday's wreck here,
was uinjred Tuesday By a part of a
wrecked car falling on him. His skull
was pendtrated by a piece of iron.
He was given medical care here and
taken to his home where he died
during the night. ,
Trade Relations With
Russia May Be Resumed
(Continued from Pace One.)
United States toward the importa
tion of gold, supposedly of Russian
origin, was indicated. There is on
the way to this country much gold
shipped from Stockholm and said
to bear the mint mark of the Swcd-
ih government. It was explained
that the United States would not
concern itself as to the origin of
the metal and that the parties to
whom it has been consigned would
receive it at their own risk. The
position of the government is that
it cannot well impucn the status
of metal bearing the stamp o.f any
recognized government. The position
which the former administration held
was one of discouragement ;o such
It also became known that there
has been some slight relaxation of
the strict regulations governing the
issuance of visas and passports, al
though it was explained that even
now and only in extreme cases vo:ild
there be any modification.
Tn some official circles the opinion
was expressed that satisfactory trade
relations with Russia cannot be re
sumed unless the soviet government
is recoynized by this country. Since
11 Russian trading is in tne nanas
of the soviet government, it was ex
plained, shipments, of goods tof this
country wouia De naoie io align
ment by creditors of the imperial
Recognition of the soviet by tne
United States alone, officials de
clared, would legalize, so far as this
country is concerned, the Russian
title to any commodities formerly
owned by the imperial government
and shipments would be free from
seizure by creditors.
Government economic experts ex
pressed the opinion that Russia was
attempting to , obtain commodities
under the guise of trade negotia
tions, as there was in reality, little
flussia has to offer this country. Sec
etary Hoover, in a statement Mon
day, declared except for some gold
and platinum and a little flax, Russia
was without ' any considerable
amount of commodities which would
have a market in this country.
Bankers Are Told
In North Dakota
Secretary of State Association
Declares Diversion of Funds
and Heavy Deckjne of
Grain Caused Trouble.
St. Lpuis. March 23. Financial
conditions throughout the middle
west were outlined here today by
delegates at the closing session of
the tenth annual conference of presi
dents, vice presidents and secretaries
of the central states bankers' asso
ciations. Numerous bank suspensions recent
ly occurring in North Dakota were
caused, in part, by the diverting of
?ublic funds according to W. C. Mc
adden of Fargo, N. D., secretary of
the North Dakota Bankers' associa
tion. The heavy decline in the price
of grain was another factor, he said.
Mr. Mcradden explained that tne
law which created the Bank of North
Dakota designated it as the reposi
tory of all public funds.
Approximately $3,000,000 of the
public funds was diverted to invest
ment in mortgage loans, and ai.uuu,-
000 for a mill and elevator, he con
tinued, adding "this upset the finan
cial and business structure of the
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your selection. All the new pat
terns and shades, including the
Broadway Gray, bo 'popular this
oc to $30
40c to 11X0
1908 Farnam St.
508 S. 16th St.
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Men and Women
Two Tickets Nominated
' At Red Cloud Caucus
Red Cloud, Neb., March 23.
(Special Telegram.) Caucuses were
held here by the citizens and ;nde
pendent parties and two tickets
placed in the field for city and school
district -offices. The citizens nomi
nated Dr. W. H. McBride, mayor;
O. C. Teel. clerk; Joe Hewitt, treas
urer; A. V. Ducker and C. A. Her
i:ck, councilmcn and B. F, Perry,
Dr. R. P. Hoxsey and Mrs. A. Mc-
Call. members of the school boarc.
The independents selected Miss
Mary Peterson, a young business
woman, mayor: O. C. Teel. desk: S.
R. Florance, treasurer; B. W. 'Stew
art, police judge; George Overing,
engineer; R, E. Mitchell- and Mrs.
George Hummel, councilmen; B. F.
Perry. R. P. Wecsner and C. f. Pone
for members of school board
Student Dies of Injury
Suffered in Gymnasium
Des Moines, March 23. Verner
Ewing' of Des Moines fell in the
gymnasium of the Iowa state college
yesterday and died early today of
a fractnred skull, according to work
Scottsbluff Pastor Reskni
Scottsbluff, Neb., March 23.
(Special Telegram.) Rev. B. A. l;ye,
pastor of the Presbyterian church of
Scottsbluff for two years, and a man
active in community affairs during
that time, has resigned to accept the
pastorate of the First Presbyterian
church at Broken Bow.
Rev. Titus Lowe Speaks
At Scottsbluff Meeting
Scottsbluff, Neb., March 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Over 900 Scotts
bluff citizens attended a "Get v To
gether" meeting and heard Rev.
Titus Lowe of Omaha speak of the
need of' true civic spirit to make a
c-'ty great. He referred to the com
ing spring election at Omaha as a
fight of the former third ward poli
ticians to regain the power in office
they lost three years ago. William
Morrow of this city talked briefly.
Fillmore County to Start
Drive on Pocket Gophers
Geneva, Neb., March 23. (Spe
cial.) The Fillmore County Farm
Riiran Viae nrranrrrt trt start a Hrivp
for the extermination of pocket goph
ers. A captain has been appointed in
each township. In each road district
a demonstration will be made to !
which farmers will be summoned by
telephone. The poison bait to be
used is furnished free by the office
of the county agricultural agent.
Egg Prices Slump
New York. March 23. fcggs de
clined in price here today. Fancy
wTiite eggs were quoted at 35 cents
wholesale, showing a drop of 6 cents.
Western firsts, declined from 34 to
23 and 25 cents.
Next Friday Is
Order Your Hot Cross
Unless you arrange for
your supply beforehand
we will not be able to
fill last-minute orders.
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2916 Leavenworth Street
If You Don't Find It at Hospe's
You Need Not Look Elsewhere
Doesn't it stand to reason that the first store to realize the
value of Victor products should today be the best able to satisfy
your wants? Try us first when you want a Victrola or a record, for
if It Isn't at Hospe's there's no use looking elsewhere.
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17385 Traumerri Violin '
85c Berceuse . ' Jacobsen
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85c Crickets' Serenade Victor Orchestra
17720 Love's Dream After the Ball Venetian Trio
85c Dream Visions Intermezzo Florentine Quartet
17968 Memories Wells
86c One Fleeting Hour Baker
18019 Spring Song-(Whistling)
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85c Cohen on Hia Honeymoon Silver
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85c Laverne Waltz Caprlca Henton
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85c Apple Blossoms One Step Smith's Orchestra
35352 Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2 Part I.
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Grand Island Proves
Grand Island, Neb., March 23.
Special Telegram.) Hall county is
proving "jinxed" territory for moon
shiners and' bootleggers. Following
the discovery of a still on an island
in the Platte river by a boy scout
and the subsequent arrest of two
Rapier brothers, Sheriff McCutchan
and Deputy Larsen, while scrviiiR a
summons, discovered a large barrel
half full of corn mash and, a gallon
and a half of the finished product at
the home of Mrs. Chidcstcr in this
About the same hour State Agent
Uyers and Deputies Specs and Smith
noticed a suspicious looking car in
from of a garage. They found four
gallons of corn liquor concealed un
der a robe. Lee Tatum and Charlie
Cone were the names given by the
two men in charge when they
were arrested. The nirn had evi
dently driven, from Kearnrv. ,
Sidney Lets Contract
For New City Water Mains
Sidney, Neb., March 23. (Special.)
The Sidney city council let th
contract for the laying of the n-vV"
water mains. The amount of the
contract is $13,132. The estimated
cost for this work one year ago waj
Is one of the most fash
ionable furs for spring, its
bluish brown color with
whitish under fur being
just the right, shade to go
well with new trotteurs.
The prevailing mocfe is the
one fur skin natural effect.
Priced from $37.50 to
$125, with unusual values
The colored striped rip
plette spreads in blue,
pink and yellow are very
dainty and attractive.
Size eighty by ninety
inches are priced $3.75.
Bed sets of white ripplette
have cut corners and scal
loped edges. Sets for sin
gle beds are ' $4.50. For
double beds, $5 a set.
Hosiery in Two
Pure thread silk with lisle
tops and soles in black,
cordovan, navy ana the
"newest shades of gray,
$2.50 a pair. .
Pure thread silk to the
top, hosiery with garter
tops and double soles in
black, navy, midnight
blue, cordovan, bronze
and all of the most desir
able grays, $4.00 a pair.
That Your Selection of
Ready to Wear Fashions
May Be Supremely Happy
We have planned our
showings of new costumes
with a capful consideration
of the individual types.
The tailleurs, the frocks,
the wraps and the blouses
express a refreshing new
ness and simplicity that is
Attractive Window Displays
Lend Distinction to Your Store
If Business invariably goes to the store whose windows are
' the brightest and whose interiors are so illuminated that
shopping is easy.
If Read what the Barker Clothes Shop, 16th and Farnam Sts.,
- has to say relative to window illumination:
W B Lid- R
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 16, 1921
Nebraska Power Co.
( Wewish to thank you for the service rendered us through your illumi
nation specialist. The suggestions offered by this department were used
in our second floor display windows with success. We wish to compliment
you on the valuably assistance you gave us on the installation of these
Yours very truly,
' Barker Clothing Co.
A. E. Barker, President.
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