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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. APRIL- 1, 1921.
His Father of
Boy HeW in Jail Who Has
Been Maintaining He Did
Killing Changes Story and
Savs Parent Did It.
! Cardinal Buried With i Countries Prompt
every nonororunnrcni h pavinft League
Akron. O.. March 31. C. P.
Smith. 18, who Akron police cay cou
ieneil in Los Angeles two weeks
lio to the murder here of Peter
liur October N, last night accused
his father; Charles Yv Snyth, of the
int. according to officials.
Confronted by his father in the
prosecutor's office, young Smith
broke down, authorities said, appcal
in to the parent to "tell them that
you used the hatchet."
"I can't stand it any longer," he
was quoted as paying. "I've told
them a dozen stories, and they've all
hroken down. I can't sleep. I ca:i
sec that man now with the wound in
Young Smith is said to have main
tained ever since his arrest with his
father and the latter's alleged wife,
Olive Montuncz, in Los Angeles, two
weeks ago, that he had alone killed
Shur, The body was buried in an
outhouse, where it was later found
and investigation of the death started.
: On Railroad Situation
(( ntlinifil From r One.)
lnttting a readjustment that would
pave the way for the demanded re
duction in freight rates and pas
senger fares. It is regarded likely
that the president inquired as to the
probability of a decision bv the la
bor board in the near future.
Railroad' executives believe there
should be a reduction in freight
rates many hold the belief that low
er rates would bring in greater rev
enues than the present rates, even
with tonnage approaching a normal
figure but with the record of Janu
ary staring them in the face and- the
probable repetition of that record iiv!
a greater degree in February ajifl
March, they arc not in a positiWi to
promise a reduction in rates.Siucc
wages constitute the cliief single item
of expense in the operajjftii of the
roads it-is obvious trupte must be
some reduction there. yr
The low amounbrtft freight being
carried, and the large number of
surplus freight ars throughout the
I nited Mates yas nrought to trie at-
icuuuil oi uicprcsiimii.
1onfercnje Between Lahor
March 31. (By the As-1
sressA Railroad employes
id a proposal before Presi-
rding for a conference he-
settle the transportation i
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T ill iiidijr la lui .tinru.
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Til SILTIlfll IV II.
iil ill till, laurvav .111
call a conference be-
"to undertake to com-
ierences on ati poinis rn
fr. Jewell declared the
is nad every iaun inai sutu a.
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immediate salutary results."
The telegram was sent to ask a
voice in the solution of the railroad
problem which was considered at a
conference in Washington today be
tween the president and R. M. Bar
ton, chairman of the United States
railroad labor board, and E. E.
Clarke, chairman of the interstate
commerce commission. Referring to
the rtresidcnt'i inaugural declaration
i hat "he preferred the settlement of
industrial contr5vcrsies at the confer
ence table, the employes expressed
willingness to hold such conference
Britain is Blamed
J For Riots in Ireland
(Continued From Pag One.)
neater rart of -Ireland, British
Ccmrts have ceased to function; lo
rountv and cit-v government re
fnp tn recocnize British authority,
and British civil officials fuTfill no
fiinrt.m nf service to the Irish people.
"7. In spite of the British 'terror'
the majority of the Irish people nave
sanctioned by ballot the Irish repub
lic, give their allegiance to it, pay
taxes to it,, and respect the decisions
of its courts and of its civil officials.''
Washington, March 31. General
conclusions of the unofficial cont
mission of the Committee of 100 in
vestigating conditions in Ireland,
placing moral responsibility for dis
orders there on the British govern
ment are characterized as "biased
and wholly misleading," in a state
ment issued by the British embassy,
in: answer to the commission's re
The report, the embassy state
ment said, was "entitled to exactly
the amount of weight which should
be given to any judgment based en
tirely upon the evidence of ex-parte
statements and put forward for the
most part, by persons admittedly
holding extreme views."
"That the crown forces in Ireland
under almost incredible provocation
patiently borne during many months,
have on some occasions broken the
bonds of discipline and committed
unjustifiable acts of violence, is not
denied," the ambassy statement con
tinued, "but to say that such acts
have been ordered, encouraged or
condoned by the British government
is false. The interests which suf
fer most by acts of indiscipline are
those of the government itself."
The statement issued by the em
bassy said, in part:
"The report of the commission
on conditions in Ireland is entitled
to exactly the amount, of weight
which should be given to, any judg
ment based on the evidence of ex
parte statements put forward for the
most part by persons admittedly
holding extreme views. It is biased
and wholly misleading.
"Ireland so far from being a dev-
rstated country, is the most bros
perous part of the United Kingdom
and probably 61 western Europe. A
reliable index to the general prosper
ity of the country can be fourrdUn
the returns of deposits in joint stock
banks which have increased as fol
lows: 1914, 147.000.000: 191!?.
166,000,000; 19.20, 200,000,000."
(Ibntlnued From Fag Onr.)
ing their caps and gowns. The
scholars with their hoods of blue and
red, orange and gold, turquoise and
green and the churchmen of high
rank in their brilliant ceremonial
robes seated themselves, with the
Chanting Continues Hour.
about the same time, covering 30 or i Aurora Rotarv Club Will
tu xowns wuniu ramus oi aooui o
miles of Superior, advertising the
city and its Fourth of July celebra
tion, Chautauqua and other attractions.
Ninete en Per Cent of First Superior Bottling Works
Increases riant Capacity
Superior, Neb., March 31. (Spc-
Budxet Has Been
Archbishop Boiuano, celebrant of nations have been prompt in
Geneva. March 31. Countries
which are members of the league of
the mass, seated himself on the
throne of the late Cardinal Gibbons.
Chanting, his assistants advanced to
the altar and from it bore back vest
ments of black, silver embroidered.
Rising, the celebrant, divested him
self of his mourning robe of purple
ajid clad himself in the vestments
.tor the mass. Then wearing
white mitre he stepned from
throne and followed by assisting
priests and acolytes, moved to the
altar steps, where he knelr.
For nearly an hour the clian'ing
continued as the archbis'.iou rcai
from a great tome.
At last the celebrant returned to
his throne. In the pulpit appeared
Archbishop Glennqn, wiio delivered
After the funeral sermon. Arch
bishop Bouzano stepped to the b;cr.
kneeling at the font. Then the
solemn Gregorian chant was sung. It
previously had been heard only in
Rome at the funeral of a pope.
Then came the final absolution, 'lo
the chant of priests and choristers,
live archbishops encircled the
catafalque .twice, the first time cast
ing holy water on the body, the sec
ond time incense. Then with priests
in white choir clothes surrounding
the bier and the apostolic delegate
and his assistants kneeling at the
foot, the audience bent ils head in
By this time the rain had stopped.
The recessional moved down th;
center aisle and passed into the
churchyard where the waiting
thousands gazed upon the ecclesiasti
mitting their dues to that organiza
tion according to a statement by the
financial section of the secretariat oi
ti e league.
The statement shows that 97 1-2
per cent of the 297,029, represent
ing the first budget of the league,
was paid, and that member states.
-'jiSi except Argentine, Paraguay and
l'"e ! Salvador, forwarded their dues.
A total of 7.300,000 gold francs
have been paid so far on the second
budget of 10.000.000 francs, nineteen
( f the 42 members having paid in
full and ten having made partial pay
ments. Although demand notes for the
dues for 1921 were sent out only the
last of January, six countries have
already paid in full and most of the
others have announced the date their
remittances will be sent. The budget
for 1921 amounts to 21,250,000 gold
cial.) J. M, Silver of the Superior
Bottling works nas just installed
new bottle washing and sterilizing
machinery, together with a number
of time-saving devices to operate in
connection with the filling and cap
ping machines, increasing his ca
pacity 60 per cent. Mr. Silver shipped
out 1,500,000 pounds of bottle goods
last year and expects to make it
2,500,000 pounds this year, with the
Auto Dealers Report
Business is Now Normal
Fairbury, Neb., March 31. (Spe
cial.) Thirty Ford dealers ot Jci
ferson and adjoining counties held a
convention at Fairbury. By com
parison it was learned that business
is nearly as good as it was a year
ago and much better than a month
aeo. Collections are slow, but im-
proving gradually. I Filj;ng Statjon flt SJJney
Ord High School Holds ' Sidney. Xeb.. March JI.-Special.
r. i . n . . ! The Consumers Co-operative Oil
Declamatory Contest ; company of Kansas City closed a
Ord, Neb.. March 31. Special.) j deal for a long-time lease on one of
The Ord High school held its an-j the most prominent corners in Sid-
Eutertaiu Nearby Farmers
Aurora, Neb., March 31. (Sp;
cial.) Dr. Orville Moore of York
was the principal speaker at the
nionthlv evening meeting of the
Aurora Rotary club. Dr. Moore
j was chairman of the committee
I which originally organized the Au
! rora club. At the April meeting of
the club, representatives of the. farm
ers organizations of Hamilton
couniy will be the guests of the Ro
tary club. Homer Otto, farmer
member of the club, will preside at
the meeting. I he program will out
line the means and methods for bet
ter co-operation between the city and
Jefferson County Will
Lower Land Assessment
Fairbury, Neb.. March 31. (Spe
cial.) Precinct assessors of Jeffer
son county met with O. R, Jones,
county assessor. All ot the 18 as
sessors were present. It was decided
to lower land values this year 10
per cent. The work begins April 1.
Arthur Denney and C. O. Axtell have
been appointed as dcppties.to act in
nual declamatory contest in the M.
E. church. Ten contestants partici
pated. Miss Florence Kennedy won
first place and Helen Wilson sec
ond. The winner represents Ord in
the district contest at Kearney, on
Two Trade Trips Planned
By Superior Business Men
Superior, Neb., March 31. (Spe
cial.) The grain and wholesale men
oi Superior are planning to have
over 100 large thermometers, made
to be presented to the various towns
covered by the booster trip being
planned for the second week in June,
when a score or more of the larger
interests of the city will drive over
their territory on a week's trip, vis-
, i. . n 1 j
iuhk mc iirtiic an iiionjf inr flower tvt-u t'MI t Tl
tier of Nebraska counties and the Will Kill Prairie Dogs
ncrthern Kansas counties west of Su- Lodgepole, Neb., March 31. (Spe
perior to ' Colorado. The Superior 1 cial.) A campaign against prairie
Ordrr of Shifters is arranging an-1 dogs is soon to be launched here
other more local booster trip for! by County Agent Scott.
Carp Are Plentiful
Lodgepole, Neb-, March 31 (Spe
cial.) With the water low for thi.
time of year, carp are plentiful in
the Lodgepole creek.
ney and will immediately build a
large tilling station to reail oil to the
j Cantata at Sutherland
I Sutherland, Neb., March 31.
i (Special.) Mrs. Theodore Nichols,
j music teacher in the High school
I here, directed an Easter cantata in
! the Methodist church. Thirty voices
j were in the choir. The choir is con
sidered one of the best in western
Elect School Teacher
Sutton, Neb., March 31. (Special.)
The board of education has elect
ed Superintendent R. H. Graham for
next year and eleven other teachers.
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New "Victor Records
April J 19.21
Giuseppe De Luca
Mme. Homer and Miss Louise Homer
John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler
Just a Little House of Love
Serenata (Memories of a Concert)
Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2 Part I (Liszt) Piano
Beau Soir (A Beautiful Evening)
Gioconda Cielo.e mar (Heaven and Ocean)
Oh Morning Land
O Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair
Samson et Dalila Bacchanale
Study from "The Children's Corner"
(No. 1 Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum) Piano
Munasterio (The Monastery)
The Merchant of Venice C 1 ) Shvlock's Speech
(2) The Mercy Speech E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe
Gagliarda Arturo Toscanini and La Scala Orchestra
Serenade (fierne) Violin Efrem Zimbalist
Hush-a-Bye, Baby Mine v Elsie Baker
Mammy Dear , Elsie Baker
Aida Ritorna vincitor (Return'Victorious) Lucy Isabelle Marsh
Aida O patria mia (My Native Land) Lucy Isabelle Marsh
Carry Your Cross With a Smile Homer Rodeheaver
Tell Me the Story of Jesus Homer Rodeheaver
Valse Erica Saxophone Rudy Wiedoeft
Saxophobia Saxophone Rudy Wiedoeft
Home Again Blues Medley Fox Trot Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Crazy Blues Fox Trot Original Dixieland Jazz Band
My Mammy Peerless Quartet
Underneath Hawaiian Skies Albert Campbell Henry Burr
Look for the Silver Lining Edna Brown Charles Harrison
Wandering Home Helen Clark Charles Hart
She Gives Them All the Ha! Ha! Ha! Billy Murray
Stop! Look! Listen! American Quartet
Rose Nightingale Medley Fox Trot All Star Trio assisted by their Orchestra
Tip-Top Medley One-step
I Never Knew Fox Trot
Do You Ever Think of Me?-Medley Fox Trot
Bright Eyes Medley Fox Trot
Love Bird Medley Fox Trot
Sally Medley Fox Trot
Lady Billy Medley Fox Trot
Joseph C Smith's Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Jntnli fL Smith's OrrTioitra
Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
Number Size Price
64937 10 $1.25
88628 12 1.75
74670 12 1.75
64934 . 10 1.25
64938 10 1.25
87575 10 1.50
87574 10 1.50
74671 12 1.75
64935 10 1.25
87323 10 1.25
74673 12 1.75
74672 12 1.75
64936 10 1.25
45241 10 1.00
55135 12 1.50
18720 10 .85
18728 10 .85
18729 10 .85
18730 10 .85
18731 10 .85
18732 10 .85
18733 10 .85
18734 10 .85
18735 10 .85
35706 12 1.35
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE COMPANY
Camden, New Jersey
Coupon Mtm a1
A Fashionable '
A graceful new Sorosis
model with a patent
leather vamp, gray
suede back and covered
Louis heels to match.
Cross straps over the in
step and light turn
soles complete this very
(A. A. A. to C. Widths)
$12 a pair.
The Men's Shop
H Pure silk knit
ted ties, Eng
lar styles for
new low collars.
To the Left TJNX
A. You Enter 0 11
Featuring a collection of
these desirable new, furs
at an unusually 1 o w
The Fur Shop
Lisle Hose 75c
A hiost desirable quality,
full fashioned, with gar
ter tops and double soles.
Extra size undermuslins
that are well designed,
graceful and certain to
Gowns with embroidery
trimmings. Slipover short
sleeve styles in flesh and
white, $2.25 to $3.50.
Corset covers of soft, fine
nainsook, with lace and
embroidery trimm ings,
$1.50 to $2.50.
ers, $2 to $4.50.
Bloomer! made of cotton
h One of the most attrac
tive fashions is the
brightly colored coat
that is worn with a
, Skirts, both pleated
and plain in style, are
gay with plaid3 and
l Sweaters have many an
fringes are in vogue.
: Blouses are delight
fully becoming a n d
no end of styles.
Apparel Third Floor
Kayser silk gloves are
$3.25 and $3.75. Strap
wrist silk gauntlets are
shown in white, beaver,
mastic and pongee for
$2.50 and $3.25.
Second Floor Both are washable.
Illinois Central Sysrem Discusses Subject
of Freight Rate Reduction
There is a good deal of discussion at this lime, especially in the press, about railway freight
rates. Some writers contend that they are tooiigh and constitute an impediment to business.
Others, having more regard for the necessity of adequate transportation, and the increased cost
of producing it, consider the present level of freight rates reasonable and advocate at least a
fair try-out which has not yet been had. .
It is admitted that there are inequalities in some of the rates that will have to be adjusted,
but the basic rate is not too high, at present operating costs, if the railways are to be expected
to furnish adequate transportation. The question of adequate transportation is one that is
ofteji lost sight of. Without it business cannot be carried on successfully.
So eminent an authority as Chairman Edgar E. Clark, of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, whose ability and fidelity to the public interest is unquestioned, has recently called
attention to the narrow margin between railway revenue and operating expenses and fixed
charges. In view of existing conditions, it is unfortunate that there should be an agitation for
the lowering of freight rates. This can only result in raising false hopes that the rates can
be reduced, and perhaps in retarding the development of business. If shippers are . led to be
lieve the rates can, or will, be reduced, they will naturally postpone shipments.
Stability of the rates at which the commerce of the country is carried is of the utmost
importance. If freight rates should be manipulated up and down in response to every tempo
rary business fluctuation, it would naturally result in more serious business depressions. Rail
way freight rates must be operative over a period of time to insure business stability.
It is contended by some that a reduction of rates would encourage shipping and provide
more adequate railway revenue through a greater volume of traffic that the August rate r
crease created a restriction on business and was a factor in precipitating the depression whi
followed. Take cotton, for example. A year ago cotton was selling for about 40 cents a pou
while in November, more than two months after the August increase became effective, the p;
was about 15 cents. The present market price is about 11 cents. If a reduction of 50
cent were made in the freight rate on cotton, it probably would not result in the movement
a bale of cotton which will not move at the present rate.
A study of the situation will show that the August increase in rates had an. almost n
ligible effe i upon business. During September and October, and well into November, the m
ways handled a maximum traffic. By the middle of November the "buyers' strike," which b
gan early in the summer, was reflected in a general recession of business. The public ha
gone on strike against war prices and was determined to force liquidation.
The pre-war freight rates were not sufficient to attract as much new capital as was neede
for enlargement and expansion of the railway plant. The cost of labor, materials and supplie:
in all probability, will never go back to pre-war levels. They ought not to do so entirely. Busi
ness should adjust itself to the present level of freight rates, at least until net railway operat
ing income, through economical and efficient management, rises to a point where a reduction of
freight rates would be justified without impairment of service. '
There are few lines of business prospering during this reconstruction period. The fanners
are not prospering and the great manufacturing industries are not prospering. They are going
through the same readjustment process that the railways are going through. The railways are
struggling back to normal, and they will succeed if they have the support and confidence of the
public if the public is not led astray by the unconstructive criticism of those who would like
to see them fail.
Wholesome criticism is a good thing, but wholesome criticism coupled with a remedy is a
better thing. Any student of the railway question knows that the railways, carrying the bur
dens that have been fastened upon them by war prices and government control, cannot function
without rates commensurate with their increased expenses. Since 1917 freight rates in the
United States are estimated to have increased on the whole about 68 per cent and passenger
fares about 45 per cent. During the same period railway wages have increased more than 100
per cent, while materials and supplies have increased from 100 to 200 per cent, and even more.
Ultimately, the burdensome costs of producing transportation will be lower. In the mean
time the basic freight rate cannot be lowered if the country's transportation plant is to func
tion. The public's stake is primarily in having a railway plant at all and in keeping it at service
pitch. The railway's stake is in earning enough net income to maintain itself and attract the
necessary capital to improve itself so that service can be rendered.
America is sound to the core; American business principles are sound; and we should not
be disheartened over conditions. However, this is a time when clear thinking is needed a time
to stand for the principles that gave to America the greatest and most efficient system of rail
ways in'the world. Above all, it is not a time to lend encouragement to those who are seek
ing to fasten permanently upon the railways the very evils from which they are now struggling
to free themselves.
Constructive criticism and suggestions are invited.
C. H. MARKHAM,
President, Illinois Central Syttem.
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