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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 241.
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Cardinal Gibbons Succumbs
Following Illness of Several
Months at Baltimore
Death Comes at 1 1 :30
By Tho Aaaoclated Pre.
Baltimore, Md March 24. James
Cardinal Gibbons, archbishop of Bal
llmore and primate 6f the American
Catholic hierarchy, died at the arch
episcopat residence Jiere today after
a prolonged illness, Much mainly af
fected his heart., He was in his 87th
vear. The end came peacefully at
J 1:30 o'clock.
Cardinal Gibbons had been un
f onscious and in a dying condition
for the last 24 hours. A slight hope
was raised among his friends and
associates, last evening when his
pulse grew stronger, that death
might he deferred, but this rally
was only temporary and was merely
an evidence of the cardinal's re
Gqjt Pope's Blessing.
' He was perceptibly weaker this
morning and it was then realized
that he would not live the day out.
A touching incident in connec
tion with the last hours of the car
dinal was the bestowal of the popejs
benediction upon him which had
just been received by cable' from
The city hall bell was tolled in
respect to the-cardinal's memory
when word of his death was sent to
One of the most widely known
prelates of the Roman Catholic
church, James Cardinal Gibbons,
was born in Baltimore, Md.. of Irish
parents on July 17, 1834. He spent
his early boyhood in Ireland, but re
turned to America at the age of 14
and became an errand boy for i
grocer in New .Orleans. "
He took up the studies for the
priesthood when a mere youth, being
ordained in Baltimore at the age of
27. His religious education was re
ceived in the historic St. Charles
college in Maryland, the Seminary
of St. Sulpice and St. Mary's uni
versity at Baltimore.
About the close of the civil war he
was appointed private -secretary to
Archbishop Spalding, and a little
later became chancellor of the dio
cese. In 1866 he became assistant
chancellor to the second plenary'
council at Baltimore.
Became Titular Jishop.j , ,
! Under a decree by" Pope Pius IX
' later to North Carolina, where he
became titular bishop. It has been
said' that he made the acquaintance
of every member of the church in
that sjtate, in addition to hundreds
of followers of other faiths, visiting
virtually every district in the dio
cese. Among other activities he is
credited with having built . six
churches, established an organization
of Sisters of Mercy and founded for
them a school for negroes and
whites during his stay there. '
- In 1872 he was assigned to Rich--mond,
where he continued the build
(Turn to Pae Two. Column Two.)
With California Man
Washington, D. C, March 24.
l or an hour today, President Hard
ing discussed the shipping situation
with John II. Rossiter of San Fran
cisco, former director of operations
for the shipping board. '
Mr. Rossiter said he had told the
president the outlook was gloomy
for the American merchant marine
unless the Jones shipping act was
amended to permit concentration of
authority -in a single executive in
stead of -a seven-rmember board.
Creation of a legal department to
settle claims of the shipping board
nstne out of development ot tne
.government merchant fleet during
the waf was anotner recommenua
tion he had made, Mr. Rossiter said,
adding that the president had given
-no indication i as to the probable
personnel of the new shipping board.
Harding Favors Brief
Emergency Tariff Bill
Washington, D. C. March 24.
President Harding favors passage of
a "brief, concise, emergency tariff
bill, applicable only to a small num
ber of farm products, Senator Willis,
republican, Ohio, declared after a
conference with the president.
The bill to be introduced early in
the special session of congress, Mr.
Willis added, probably will not pro
vide for duties on all products cov
ered in the Fordney emergency bill.
The new bill, he predicted, would
be designed to nave the effect of an
Sale of Ford's Newspaper
Barred on Chicago Streets
Chicagr March 24. Sale of Henry
Ford's Dearborn Independent on
the downtown streets of Chicago
was forbidden by the police. It was
stated that the order was intended
to keep peace, inasmuch as anti-sem-itic
articles in the Ford publication
sold in competition with a Jewish
newspaper, had recently 'caused a
fight which threatened to become a
riot. - -
Wood to Sail April 9
Seattle,' Wash. March 24. Major
General Leonard Wood will leave
Seattle April 9 on the steamer Wen-
atchee for Manila, where he will con
duct an mvestigaton relative to
Philippine claims for independence,
he notified the chamber of com
merce. It previously had been an
nounced that he would sail from San
Francisco, April 2,
Cardinal Gbbons Dies
At Home in Baltimore
Lawyers for Mrs.' Stillman Es
timate Amount Spent on
Chorus Girl by Mil
By A STAFF CORRESPONDENT
Chlnigo Tribune-Omaha Be Leaned Wire.
New York, March 24. Half a
million dollars have been lavished
on "Mrs. Florence Leeds," and her
baby, Jay Leeds, by James A. Still
man, according to calculations today
by attorneys lor Mrs. viifr btill-
The figures were compiled from
many sources by her lawyers to be
used as part of her aggressive coun
ter attack to Mr. Stillman's divorce
suit, charging a love affair with an
Indian guide, Ferd Beauvais, and
fliat Guy Stillman, 28 months old. is
the illegitimate son of Mrs. Stillman
in the romance.
Mrs. Stillman. in New York citv
in conferences with her lawvers to
day, it is reported, mapped out her
plans further to tear the mask from
Mr. Leeds and exnosc him as
James A. Stillman, president of the
National City bank, who won- the
love of a chorus girl, and showered
her with all the luxuries his fortune
Does Not Include Yacht. .
- Ih ,$500,000 estimate doeh6nn-TbJrtne
elude . the yacht. Modestv.
ModestyXis figured to have
Mrs. Stillman s lawyers assert
"Mrs. Leeds" has no other source of
venue ex'cept "Mr. Leeds." She
was tne daughter of a o umber.
James Lawler, living in. a tenement,
wnen snc went on the stage, lirst in
the cabarets then in the .Century
theater as a "chicken" and 1'olavin
card girl." Overnight she moved into
luxuries such as only very rich peo
ple can afford.
It was in 191 that "Mrs. Leeds"
then Florence Lawler, met "Mr.
Leeds," identified now as Mr. StJjl
mau. n v
One-tenth share in the aoartment
at, 969 Park avenue where "Mrs.
Leeds has not vet lived, called for
an initial payment of $100,000. There
are 10 co-operative owners who paid
this sum, leaving $1,50(.,000, or $150.-
uu each on mortgages. Twenty-five
thousand dollars has been soent in
remodeling and decorating the apart
Her apartment at 64 East Eiehtv-
sixth street was redecorated and re
modeled at an expense of $20,000.
She has maintained two automobiles
continuously. The Cleveland villa at
Miami, which she has occupied in re
cent weeks, was bought hv her for
$50,000. From May 1, 1920. to Janu
ary 5, 1921, she occupied a suite of
three lare rooms on -he fifth floor
of the Plaza hotel. The rental of
the summer place at Stony Brook,
L. I. is known to have run into the
thousands. The lawyers sav'thev
have positive evidence of one outI
right gift of $lo0.000 in securities
made to her bv Mr. Stillman early
"in their acquaintance and gifts of
jewelry, including a collection of un
Lavished Money on Family.
While Mr. Stillman may have
lavished a fortune upon, the former
chorus girl and child, he maintained
a high standard of living for his own
family. Since the separation he has
been paying Mrs. Stillman $5,000 a
month, and records show he paid
out nearly $30,000 in seven months
for the maintenance of Anne, 20;
Bud, 17, and Alexander. 12.
Veteran Wahoo Sheepman
Makes Profit on Feeders
Several hundred choice heavy
lambs and ewes were shipped to the
Omaha market yesterday by W. P.
Sutton, veteran sheep feeder of
Wahoo. The lambs were shorn and
averaged 115 pounds, selling for $7
a hundred, while the ewes averaged
144 pounds, and brought $5 a hundred
Mr. Sutton said he bought the ewes
"feeders at prices ranging from
$3.90 to $3.25 and made a good profit
on his venture.
Boy Killed By Man
Gunning for Lion
Angels Camp, Cal.,' March 24,
Mistaken for a mountain lion, Rich
ard Ragio. jr.. 17, ,was shot and
killed last night by Fred Payne. 23.
Raggio and Payne occupied cabins
a short distance apart During, the
early evening a lion was deard prowl
ing about. Later Raggia stepped out
side his cabin and Payne, hearing
a noise, fired in the direction of the
Great Property Damage and
Heavy Loss of Lives Mark
Reprisals Which Break
Out in Cities.
Bombs Wreck Buildings
Berlin, Marsh 24. Great property
damage and the loss of upwards of
a score of lives marked communist
disorders in various cities and towns
in Prussian Saxony and in Ham
burg yesterday. The trouble in Prus
sian Saxony seemed to center about
the Mansfield district. Leaders of
the movement seemed to center their
attention on banks and public build-
ngs, many of these edifices being
badly shattered or completely
wreckctf by high explosives.
Stories of violence, robbery ana
virtual anarchy continued to arrive
last night from this region. .Town
halls at Plauen and Rodewisch were
Hestrnved and COUntv buildings at
Leipsic and Freiburg were damaged,
one person being injured at Freiburg.
The county court building in Dres
den was badly damaged by an ex
plosion and three persons were in
jured. A similar attempt- against the
town hall at Auerbach was frustrated
by the police capturing a man carry
ing a bag ot aynamue.
Armed Men Rob Bank.
A oartv of armed men, riding in
a motor lorry, attacked two savings
banks in Mansfield yesterday morn
ing and succeeded in securing about
200,000 marks ironi, the institution.
The savings banle at Helbra was
also robbed during the day, and
strikers in that town compelled the
Helbra Anzeiger to suspend publi
A large crowd surrounded the po
lice barracks at Heststedt and de
manded the surrender of arms
stored there. A deputation entered
the building to negotiate with the
police but the result of these parleys
has not been reported. ,y
15 Killed in Hamburg.
Hamburg. March 24, Fifteen
civilians and one police officer were
killed and six persons were wounded
in riots here late yesterday atter-
The mob attemoted to break the
police cordon about the Vulcan ship
yards and to disarm the police. The
police ordered the crowd to disperse,
and when this order was ignored, the
officers opened fire and threw hand
grenades into the mob.
The Blohm and Voss ship yards,
about which there was-considerable
fighting yesterday, have been closed
Meeting Is Prevented.
Communist leaders tried to hold
a mass demonstration in Heiligen
geist field in the'Altoua section of
the city, but were unable to obtain
possession of the field, as the police
had erected a barbcl"wire entangle
ment around it and had stationed
armored 'cars at strategic points.
The crowd, foiled in its attempt to
hold a meeting stoned the armored
cars. Street car service was vir
tually suspended during the day,.
(Turn to" Page Two, Column Four.)
Son of Ex-Ambassador
Arrested for Illegal
Possession of Liquor
St. Louis, March 24. Talton T.
Francis, son of David R. Francis,
former governor of Missouri and am
bassador to Russia in the Wilson
administration was arrested today
with two other men when two trunks
in an express' wagon in which the
trio was riding were found to con
tain 60 quart bottles of whisky.
Warrants charging transportation
of liquor in violation of the Volstead
act were issued against the trio. The
arrests occurred after federal pro
hibition ' enforcement agents trailed
the express wagon. They had learned
two trunks had been sent here from
Detroit, consigned to A. Miller, and
notified express company officials
not to turn over the trunks to any
claimant until they had been noti
fied. Two men called for the trunks
yesterday, but were ' told to come
back today. Prohibition agents were
nptified and they were waiting in an
automobile when the trunks were
Strike of Engineers on I
Seagoing Tugs Ordered
New York, March 24. Immediate
strike orders to engineers on ocean
going owboats whose owners have
cut wages were being sent out today
by Thomas B. Healey, general .man
ager of the Marine Engineers' asso
ciation. Mr. Healey said about 2,400
men are affected.
C. G. Hannah, president of the At
lantic Coast 'Towboat . Owners' as
sociation, said (he did not expect dif
ficulty in replacing the strikers.
Greeks Advance 20 Miles
Against Turkish Forces
Constantipople, March 24. (By
the Associated Press) An advance
of about 20 miles was made by the
Greeks on both the Smyrna and
Brussa fronts during the first day
af their offensive against the Turks.
The Turks, who are fighting hard,
declare they will not retreat until
every means .of ; defense have been
exhausted. ' ' .
Secretary of Missing Man
Convicted of Bond Theft
Toronto, March 24. John Dough
ty was found guilty this afternoon
by a jury of; theft of $105,000 in
bonds from his former employer,
Ambrose Small, theatrical magnate
who has been missing for more than
a year. Donghty is still to be tried
on the conspiracy charge to kidnap
aha Creditors Anxious
After Flashing Roll Here
Robert L Jenkinson, pastor and
promoter of "co-operative rooming
houses and oil shale stock, departed
from Omaha yesterday with T.
E. O'Brien, self-confessed Chicago
millionaire in tow. '
In his wake he left at least two
score of worried Omaha investors
and creditors, according to Charles
Pipkin, of the Pipkiu National De
The former Omaha pastor, whose
adventures in high finance and love
astonished Omaha last September,
arrived hcrC Wednesday with a huge
bankroll. He immediately an
nounced he was ready to pay all his
creditors and investors in the United
Shale Products company.
He flashed the roll on frequent
occasions, hinted of gnat wealth and
luxurious offices in Chicago and de
scribed in detail his three automo
biles, one of which he said was a
white limousine. .
Calling on County Attorney Slfot
well he requested that gentlernan to
remove the complaint of writing a
check not covered by funds in the
"I told him to go out and pay his
creditors here and then we would
consider removing the complaint,"
said Mr. Shot well -yesterday. "He
gave me his Chicago address and
told me to pass it on to anyone
whom he owed. The complaint on
which he was arrested in Denver
and brought here still stands.". .
Mr. Pipkin was kept busy all
morning answering 'phone calls from
creditors and investors in the shale
"I gave them all the address in
Chicago Jenkinson left me," said
Mr. Pipkin. "I think he must owe
about $20,000 to Omaha people. He
paid one debt of about $500 out of
his roll of currency last nighty
Jenkinsefls companion, O'Brien,
For War Service
Major Carl Connell Honored
For Work in Perfecting Gas
Mask After Review of
Case hy Department.
By E. C. SNYDER.
Washington Correspondent Omaha Bee.
Washington, March 24. (Special
Telegram.) Major- Carl ConnelL
Omaha surgeon and member of th
facility Crcighton Medical college,
has been awarded a citation for meri
torious services in the late war, ac
cording to information just received
by Congressman Jefferis from the
adjutant general of the army. This
recognition of Major Connell's serv
ices is based on the recommenda
tions of General Pershing, com
manding general of the "American
The story of the award is one of
interest. On March 18, 1919.
board of officers was named by the
adjutant general to review the serv
ices of Major Connell and other offi
cers who. had rendered signal serv
ices throughout the war. After de
liberation the board decided that while
Major Connell's services were praise
worthy, they did not attain the
standard required for the award of a
distinguished service Nmedal. A re
view of the findings of the board on
March 31, 1919, had the same re
sult. ' t
In June, 1920. Rev. John F. Mc
Cormick, president of Creighton
university, submitted to Congress
man Jefferis a copy of an article, ap
pearing in the Journal of Industrial
and Engineering Chemistry for May,
whicvh credited Major Connell with
havfiig perfected the gas masks and
accorded him great praise for the
boon he had thus conferred upon
the boys in the trenches.
Congressman Jefferis at once sub
mitted this evidence to the War de
partment and was assured that the
case would be reviewed again. In
the (letter from Adjutant General
Harris, received today, it is stated
that "After full consideration of this
case by the War department, the
original decision of the commanding
general of the American expedition
ary forces as to the award of the
distinguished service medal are ad
Farmers Lose $35,000,000
From Hog Cholera in Year
Washington, March 24. Farmers
of the UnitetT States lost about $35,
000.000 last year as a result of hog
cholera, the Department of Agricul
ture estimated in calling the attention
of producers to the necessity of vac
cinating without delay hogs exposed
to this disease.
Woman Given Office in
British Columbia Cabinet
Victoria.' B. C. March 24. Mrs.
Ralph Smith of Vancouver, B. C,
was sworn in today as minister with
out portfolio in the British Colum
bia legislature. She is the first
woman to hold office in the provin
Hooper Youth Dies From
Effects of Swallowing Lye
Fremont, Neb., Mach 24. (Spe
cial.) Harold, 9, son of 'Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Sterenberg" of Hooper,
died at the family home from
poisoning. He mistook lye for some
thing else and drank a quantity di
luted in water.
10,000 Cigar Makers of '
Manila Strike at Wage Cut
Manila, Mar,ch 24. More than 10,
000 cigar makers struck here today
as a protest against a 20 per cent
reduction in wages which was put
into ettect. Twenty-three factories
Promoter Leaves :
Robert L. Jenkinson.
declared he had invested $250,000 in
Jenkinson's latest co-operative room
ing house and shale corporation in
Chicago, and that he planned to in
vest the other $750,000 soon.
The two were bound for western
Nebraska, where O'Brien owns land
which he plans to put into the enter
prise. Chicagoans are falling over
one another to invest money and
good Chicago property in Jenkin
son's enterprise, according to
Jenkinson said his young wife,
formerly Miss Martha Peterson of
Omaha, was enjoying their new
found prosperity at their home in
j Asks Surrender
Of Armv Deserter
Germany Requested to Give
Up Bergdoll and Release
Men Convicted of
Cliii-aco Tribune-Omalin. Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, March 24. The
United States government, it was
leaned today, has made a formal
requt ot the uerman government
fot tk surrender of Graver Cleve
land Bergdoll as an army deserter.
The request was made through
military channels by General Allen,
in command of the American occu
pational forces in Germany, and also
through American Commissioner
Dresel in Berlin. A reply has been
received from the German govern
ment stating that it did not see how
it could comply withkthe request im
mediately, owing to the feeling in
Washington over the attempt by
American soldiers to kidnap Berg
doll. Indications were that the Ger
man government was willing to go
as far as it-could in response to the
request of the United States and-.th.it
Bergdoll ultimately would be sur
Youth's Collar. Bone
Broken as He Falls
Under Heavy Wagon
While "hooking" a ride on a
wagon on his way home from school
yesterday afternoon, little Pat
Mahers, 12, 2206 Emmett street, fell
beneath the heavy wheels of the
yehicle and suffered a broken collar
bone and internal injuries.
The little fellow was picked up
unconscious and taken to his" home
where he is reported to be in a
Dr. J. P. Sullivan wassailed to
Pat was on his way home from
He swung on the side of a lumber
wagon driven by J. Elbing for the
Guiou & Ldwick Lumber company
and at Twenty-fourth and Emmet
streets he attempted to alight.
As he did so he slipped and fell.
The rear wheels of the heavy
wagon passed over his little bodv,
crushing his chest and fractirmg his
Internal injuries are also feared.
Elbing was not arrested. .
North Platte Man Injured
In Auto Wrecjt at Fremont
Fremont, Neb., March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) William Keegan, ?.().
of North Platte, had his nose nearly
severed from his face, and received a
broken shoulder and other serious in
juries in an automobile accident in
which his machine turned completely
over and then righted itself. Harry
Whitefield and lfred Brcitendahl of
this city, riding in the car, did not
receive a scratch.
Canadian Land Available
For General Homcsteading
Ottawa. Ont., Marchv 24.
Dominion government lands within
IS miles of railways in western
Canada, which have been held in
reserve for settlement by returned
sojdiers, will be made available May
1, for general homcsteading, it was
Official of Santa Fe Lines
Found Dead in Pullman Berth
Galveston, March 24. A. C. Tol
bert. secretary and treasurer of the
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe rail
way, was found dead in his berth on
a Santa Fe train in Houston early
today. He had been with the Santa
I c Hues for more than 30 years. J
U. P. Officials and Unskilled
Laborers Fail to Agree After
Eight Hours' Delibera
Case Up To Labor Board
Eight hours of deliberation be
tween officials of the Union Pacific
and Oregon Short Line railroads
and men representing organizations
of 'unskilled laborers, iu the offices
of W. M. Jeffers, general manager
of the Union Pacific, failed to bring
the labor leaders and the rail officials
to any definite understanding yes
terday regarding the decrease of
wages in various departments.
The railroads. offered as a basis of
settlement a reduction of 17 per cent
to 20 per cent in present rates of pay
cutting the wages to from 37 to 44
cents an hour.
The representatives of the labor
organizations refused to consider the
decrease ' or to make any com
promises and the suggestion by Man
ager Jeffers that the whole matter
be referred to the labor board for
review was ignored.
Up to Labor Board. "
The wage ' controversy probably
will be submitted to the labor board
which is convening now in Chicago
to hear evidence submitted by other
western railroads and labor leaders
regarding proposed wage cut3.
The present wage system on the
Union 1,'acifk and Oregon Short
Line was established during the war
and is irrevocable because of an
agreement entered into by the rail
road administration and the labor
board. This agreement fixing the
wage scale prevents any reduction
of wages and demands an adherence
to all agreements until cancelled by
the labor board. Consequently the
wages must remain in etfect until the
labor board declares for or against a
In previous statements rail offi
cials declared they were not getting
a just or competent return on their
investments, that the cost of mainte
nance was so high that operating
expenses -and high wagft were eat
ing up all funds earned by the roads.
Many Men Laid Off.
As a consequence, many laborers
were laid off. On the Union Pa
cific and Oregon Short Line hun
dreds of workmen were .released,
while 500 men employed in Omaha
were deprived of work.
Yrith the refusal of the labor men
to agree to any cut in wages, fur
ther complications may arise. To
gerthehr "just return on their invest
ment the , roads will probably be
forced to lay off more workmen and
to diminish their service to the pub
lic until financial matters have been
adjusted, officials say.
During the conference W. M. Jef
fers, general manager of the. Union
Pacific, and H. V. Piatt, general
manager of the Orgeon Short Line,
spoke for the railroads. R. R. But
zer, Omaha, represented the freight
handlers, station and other employes;
Thomas L. Jones, Denver, mainte-
. nance of way employes, and R. M.
Mericle, Lincoln, stationary firemen,
oilers and road employes.
The labor representatives declare
their stand in the matter is "just
Tornado Kills Three
Persons in Tennessee;
Cars Blown From Track
Nashville, March 24. Three per
sons are reported dead, several se
riously injured and much property
destroyed as the result ofa tornado
which started about 10 miles'west of
Lewisburg, late todav. and swept
northeastward across Marshall coun
At South Berlin station on the
Lewisburg branch of the Louisville
and Nashville railroad, several cars
are said to have been blovn from
the tracks. Telephone lines in
Marshall county are down.
The. Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. , Louis railroad has dispatched a
special train from here to the scene.
Two Horses Stolen
From Millard Farm
Thieves stole two dark roans, 2,700
pounds weight, 16 hands high and
10 yeVs old, from a farm two miles
north of Millard last night, accord
ing to a report made to the sheriff's
office by L. A. Watson, 3014 Indi
ana avenue, owner of the horses.
It is the first horSe stealing case
in Douglas county for many years.
Watson has offered a reward of
$200 for the return of the horses.
The county offers a reward of $30
for the apprehension of the thieves
unccr an old state law.
Railroad Worker Assaults
Daughter and Kills Self
Deshler, Neb., March 24. (Special
Telegram.) C. B. Bassett, who
worked on the section at Daenport.,
criminally assaulted his 12-year-old
daughter. The child went crying to
its mother, who called . a doctor.
After an examination he pronounred
the child in a critical condition. The
father confessed his guilt, seized a
shotrun and IrilleH himcctf with -j
slicf in the head before he could be
Illinois Man Who Died at 99
Never Sick a Day in Life
Galena, 111., March 24. Henry
Fleege, 99, died here today after re
siding near here 79 years. He never
had been ill and never had a doctor
bill. His good health slogan was
"early to hed and early to rise." He
is survived by 22 rra-'dchildrcn and
52 great grandchildren.
Prisoner Is Called
To Attend Conference
1 V 7 1
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EUGENE, V. ISBTBS.
Former French Premier, on
Visit "of Courtesy" to Hard
ing, Will Hear Peace
Washington. D. C. Marcii 24.
While the visit of Rene Viviani, for
mer French premier and special en-J
voy to the United Stales, is an
nounced officially as one "of cour-'
tesy" to President Harding, Dr.
Marcel Kneclit, his general secre
tary, wlio arrived today, stated M.
Viviaui was prepared to give a re
ceptive e'ar to any proposals by the
United States regarding the peace
settlement qnd hc league of na
tions. Viviani will niakc no "specific over
tures toward American participation
in European affairs. . particularly as
affecting Germany, it was stated, and
unless the subject is- initiated by
President Harding or the State de
partment, he is expected to return
home after having discharged the
officially announced purpose of his
mission. He is expected Sunday or
Will f.ki. J
Dr. Kneclit represented as includ
cd in M. Viviani's program not only
an exchange of iehcitations with
President Harding, but also the
rtreetingxwith the cabinet and con
gressmen. i "
In emphasizing that . M. Viviani
was bringing no concrete proposal
to offer the United States with re
spect to its relations with France
andTurope. Dr. Kneclit stated, that
the envoy was accompanied by no
experts or advisers and although it
had been reported Stephen Lauzanne
was attached to the mission offi
cially, the journalist 'was coming
only as a representative of Lc Ma
tin. , To Receive Proposals.
In diplomatic circles it is believed
that should the former premier find
the occasion propitious for an in
formal discussion of the attitude of
the new administration toward the
peace settlement, he would be ready
to receive the proposals of Presi
dent Harding for transmission to
France. They would be studied by
the French "foreign office, it was
suggested, and it might - then be
made incumbent on him to return
again to the United States.
That the problem of American co
operation with the allies in the peace
settlement will be brought to the
forefront of consideration by the
State department upon the visitors'
arrival, was indicated today by a re
sponsible official of the department,
who stated that the mission of the
former premier was. accepted as di
rected toward the furtherance of the
good relations existing between, the
Students Face Trial
Under Dry Amendment
Columbia, Mo.,' March 24. Seven
students of the University of. Mis
souri, charged in informations filed
yesterday with violation of the stite
prohibition law, will be tried at she
April term of court, it was announced
The students are Paul Youma.is
of Fort Smith, Ark.; Willy Brown,
Okmulgee, Okl.; George Bates. Kan
sas City, Mo.; Brittain. Potect. St.
Joseph. Mo.; James H. Ballard and
J. H. Bonting, Sr., Louis, and . Fred
Hanna of Columbia.
The students obtained 25 gallons
of grape juice, according to the
story they are said to have told offi
cials, added sugar and yeast to it
and stored it in a class room.
Fearing the fumes would arouse
suspicion, the students attempted tc
remove the preparation one midnight
last week and were arrested by two
policemen. . "
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ing the next H to 36 noun may b mad
Socialist, Serving Term foe
Draft Ohstruction, Sum
moned by Attorney Gen
eral for Conference.
Not Recognized on Trip
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
( hlmra Tribnne-Onih Be ImiH Wire.
Washington, March 24. Unac
c o m p a n i e d and unrecognized,
Eugene V. Debs, the socialist candi
date for president last fall who is
serving a 10-year sentence in 'the
Atlanta prison for obstructing the .
draft during the war. called at the
Department of Justice today and
cpnferred for two hours with Attor?
ney General Daughcrty.
With the approval of President
Harding, Mr. Daugherty sent for
Debs and permitted him to come to
Washington and return to prison ab
solutely alone. Tlie attorney general
questioned the prisoner as to the ex-,
pressed views of opposition to the
war, which led to his conviction, as '
to whether he has changed hi atti
tude in any respect, and on matters
pertaining to the question of release
ing the aged radical from further
Mr. Daughcrty declined to reveal
what information he obtained from
Debs or to indicate any conclusions
therefrom, stating that he would ad
vise the president whether, in his
opinion, clemency should or should
not be granted.
Unrecognized by Passengers.
Debs, furnished with a round trip
ticket to Washington, left the At
lanta prison yesterday, boarded '
train and mingled with the passen
gers absolutely unrecognized so far
as is known. There was no one at
the station to meet him when he .
arrived in Washington at nootl to- "
day and he hailed a taxi and was
driven to the Department of Justice,
Unrecognized at the department he
inquired his way to the (JfTice of the
attorney general, sent in his card
and soon was closeted 'with Mr,
Daugherty and Col. Guy D. Goff, as
sistant to the attorney general.
' After the conclusion of the con?
ference Debs left the department,
still unrecognized and started back
to prison where he is due to arrive
tomorrow afternoon. ,:
The fact that Debs has been , at
the department did not become pub
lic until Mr. Daugherty received the
newspaper corresDondents an hour
after the prisoner had departed.
:v-Statement Issued ;,
"There ?s not much in the Way,
of news," began Mr. Daugherty. "ex
cept that I wanted to tell you about .
Debs coming to Washington today, :
T have a prepared statement ready -tor
The report of the attorney gen
eral contained this statement:
"I had Debs come here for the
purpose of making certain inquiries ,
of him. He has returned to Atlanta.
I have asked him to refrain from.'
saying anything for publication or
otherwise regarding the subject of
the inquiries made.
"Debs presented his own case to
(Tnm to Two, Columa On.) ,
In City Commissioner
Race Filed Yesteday
James C. Dahlman's petition in his
race for city commissioner and
mayor was filed at 4:30 yesterday
afternoon in the office of Election
Commissioner Moorhead. '
A few minutes later City Com
missioner Dtfo B. Butler came in.'
bearing 42 petitions in his own be-
VnnA si8r,lcd with . approximately
4 000 names. The law requires only '
100 names, but Mr. Butler decided to
have "plenty," he said.
. John C. Wharton filed his petitio.i
abaut 4 o'clock. Other filers for the
clt3Vi?mmissioner race yesterday
weret,eorge S. Collins, former jus
tice of the peace, 5216 South Tbirty
sixth street; Leo J. Crosby, 2604
Camden avenue; Elmer E. Zimmer
n"' UJ4 orth Thirty-fifth street;!
Edward J. Anderson, druggist !
Twentieth street and Missouri ave,
nue; Elmer E. Gillsn, candy sales-rn?VCiar,esnA-
ana j. Dean Ringer, present police
This is the last day for filing. .
Five Prisoners Escape
lrom Jail at Deadwood
Dcadwocd. S. D.. March 24. Fiv
prisoners sawed their way out of jail
heher last night and late in the da
had not been found. Fifteen other
prisoners in the jail refused to es
cape with the five. By some unde
termined means hack saws were ob
tained by the escaped prisoners with
which they sawed through bars and .
Ex-Service Men Loath
To Take Victory Medal
Washington. D. C, March 24.
Difficulty is being encountered by
the War department in getting ex-
service men to take victory medals.
An official notice todav said that 24
officers have been detailed to the
task of canvassino' the ex-soldier
and facilitating distribution of the
Treasurer of General Wood's
Campaign Sued for J 110,000
Chicago, March 24. Col. William
Froctor, manager of Major General
Leonard Wood's campaign for the
republican presidential nomination
and contributor of $500,000 to the
campaign expenses today filed suit
to recover $110,000 from Maior Al.
bert R. Sprague of Chicago, treasurer
ot tne VNood campaign.
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