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The Omaha Daily Bee
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Of Ra tes on
Readjustment of Export
Charges Recommended by
In Letter to Railroads.
Brother Won't Go With
Trio That Saws Way
From Nebraska Jail
four Cents Largest Cut
By The Aaaoeiated Prrw.
Washington, April 4. Readjust
ment cff export rates on gram and
grain products carrying a reduction
of 3 cents east of Chicago, was rec
ommended to the railroads today, by
the interstate commerce commission.
The commission's recommendations
covered a general readjustment of
grain and grain, products rates and
were outlined in a letter sent repre
sentatives of the roads by W. V.
itardie, director of traffic.
After consideration of the situation
and with the approval of Chairman
Clark of the Interstate Commerce
commission, Mr. Hardie stated there
was no objection to a readjustment
of rates as follows:
A reduction of 3 cents east of Chi
cago .'n the all rail export rates on
grain and grain products.
Reduction from Sioux City.
A reduction of 1 cent on grain and
grain products on export traffic only,
from Missouri river points, including
Sioux City, to Chicago and Chicago
- rate points.
A reduction of 4 cents in export
rates east cf M. Louis on grain and
Changes from Peoria and other re
latcd markets corresponding to those
from St. Louis and Chicago, to pre
serve existing equilization.
No reduction to be made west of
The existing "at and east" rates on
export grain, now scheduled to ex
pirc Arril 15, to be vjutinued, in
definitely, but with no turther reduc
tions at present. ,
Flour Rates Included.
Tvhe "at and east" domestic rates
on grain, April 15, to revert to the
rates in effect August 25, 1920, plus
40 per cent to be applied on the ntt
Lake and rail rates on flour ex
port from Chicago, Duluth and Min
neapolis to be reduced in the same
amounts as the all-rail rates east, of
No reduction in the rates on grain
or grain products from Minneapolis
Grand Island, April 4 (Special)
toioodnounds have been put on the
trail of three jailbreakers here who
sawed their way through their cage
and then the windows of the county
jail building Sunday night and es
They are Albert Roper, Elmer
Eldridge and Harry Hostetter, held
on robbery and burglary counts.
Elmer Roper. Albert's brother, re
fused to flee with them.
He won't talk.
The trio had been confined in the
rage after making threats to crack
the jailer over the head and saw
their way out.
Officers belfevc an automobile was
waiting outside to carry them off,
made ready by friends who may
have slipped the saw through the
bars to them.
To Pay Claims,
Note of U. S. Says
American Reply to Recent Ap
peal Ignors Proposal to
Consolidate all " Debts
Under One Obligation.
To Fight to
Bill to Be Rushed
Inamorata of MiLp
And May Intervene
I .ft, A
"Love Nest" Described
. m i-
Support to lurks
. Agreement to Remit Debt to
Russia Also Included in
Washington, April 4. Soviet Rus
sia pledges military support to iur
key, should the latter government be
attacked by the Allied powers or by
Greece, according to a summary of
the treaty concluded March 16, re
, csived in official circles today.
Turkey promises to refrain from
propaganda among the Mohamme
cans in territory under bolshevik
control and each country agrees to
iOi'bid passage of any forces hostile
to the oilier through its territory.
In recognizing abrogation of all
former agreements between Russia
;-nd Turkey, Russia agrees to remit
t!e Turkish debt to Russia and both
promise to abstain from alliances
against the government of the other.
In the renouncement by Turkey, of
the province of Batum, Russia agrees
to make of it an autonomous prov
ince, but free transit is granted Tur
kish goods shipped through the prov
ince Russia also recognizes Turkish
claims to Smyrna and Thrace and
Turkey renounces her claim to Azer
While Erivan, Art van and Kars
r.re recognized as 'Turkish, the free
dom and independence of near east
ern peoples and their right to de
termine independently their form of
government, is recognized.
Provision is made that the capital
of Turkey is to be regarded as Constantinople.
Boston Printers Strike
In Protest on Wage Cut
Boston, April 4. A strike in the
printing trades was begun today
because of a reduction in wages.
Shops in this city, Cambridge and
'Norwood were affected, approxi
mately 1,500 and 2,500 persons being
involved. The action was precipi
tated by the posting of notices of
the wage cut, which the Boston
Typographical union demanded be
taken down, but the situation had
been-developing for month in con
nection with the union's demand
for a 44-hour week.
Estate of Late Cardinal
Baltimore, April 4. The will of
Cardinal Gibbons filed today, dis
poses of a personal estate ot about
To Bishop O. B. Corrigan, admin
istrator of the Baltimore diocese, the
Rev. L. R. Stickney, rector of the
cathedral, and the Rev. E. J. Connel
ly, chancellor of the diocese, is left
the bulk of the late prelate's estate.
In a private memorandum, he des
ignates the disposition of certain
funds for Catholic educational pur
poses in the archdioce'se.
Kansas Strike Settled
Ciiv Mn Anril 4. Settle
ment ot the strike ot tne miners at
the Patten Coal Mine company,
Pittsburgh, Kan., was announced to
day. Alexander Howat and - five
ether officials of the Kansas Miners
union are to be tried Wednesday for
contempt of court in railing the
ttrike on violation of an injunction.
Washington, April 4. Paraphrases
of the informal exchanges between
the German and American govern
ments on reparations in which the
United States holds Germany "'mor
ally bound to make reparation so far
as may be possible," were made pub
" Describing the German communi
cation as an unqeouivocal expression
of the recognition of that obligation,
tne American reply expresses the
hope that renewed negotiations which
Germany says it plans to initiate
"may lead to a prompt settlement,
which will satisfy the just claims of
the allies and permit Germany to
renew its productive activities.''
The German communication sug
gests that the only solution of the
reparations problem is in an interna
tional loan in favor of which the al
lied and associated powers would
waive the general mortgage on Ger
man assets created by the treaty r.f
Versailles. Germany says it "would
not be unwilling to assume the
obligation of the interest of the for
eign debts of the allied and associat
ed powers, within her capacity."
Ready to Meet Plans.
Germany says she stands readv to
meet any proposals which appears
feasible "for the solution of . the
economic and financial problems of
I he American reply makes no re-
terence either to the proposed con
solidation of allied debts as." a Ger
man obligation or the suggestion
for the determination by unbiased
experts, of the ability of Germany
Another consideration ' on repara
tions presented by Germany is re
habilitation of devasted regions. The
German government says it stands
ready to offer to France, good of
fices and resources. It asserts that
for the immediate rehabilitation it
has "repeatedly proffered labor,
technical advice and material assist
ance" but that these offers have not
Germany declares there exists in
France, only a limited degree of
concern for the rehabilitation of the
devasted regions, because advancs
indemnities have been given former
occupants who have settled in other
parts of France and the work of
clearing the war areas "has been un
dertaken by influential groups ot
promoters who are making no ef
fort to expediate their contracts."
The German communication is in
the form of a 'memorandum of Dr.
Walter Simons, minister for foreign
affairs, dated March 23. The Ameri
can reply is officially termed a
"statement" sent to Commissioner
Dreiscl for communication to Dr.
Germans Still Hopeful.
Berlin, April 4. (By the Associa
ted Press.) The German note sent
by Dr. Simmons, foreign minister,
discussing reparations and suggesting
Germany is willing to assume her
debts to the Allies, and the reply of
Secretary of State Hughes, delivered
to the German foreign office March
31. by the American high commis
sioner, Lor in g Dresel, was published
While the American note is brief,
the German officials interpret it as
friendly and the mere fact that the
United States answered at all is look
ed on as a hopeful sign that the
American government may exert its
good offices concerning the repara
Dr. Simons is still in Switzerland
on vacation, consequently a further
communication to the United States
is not expected immediately.
Miami, Fla., April 4 At least one
ocenpant of the luxurious little love
nest of James A. Stillman and Mrs,
Florence Lawlor "Leeds" made no
effort to conceal the relationship of
the banker and the former chorus
girl. . . ; :
Almost daily, when the portly,,
partly bold and dignified master
millionaire visited the aristocratic
villa-cottage near the .Flamingo
hotel sturdy. 31 months old -little
"Jay Ward Leeds" rushed towards
him threw his arms abdut his neck
and cried: "Daddy, Daddy."
Incidents, such as these, together
with the whole story of "Mrs. Leeds "
recent pathetic flight, were told to
day by Mrs. Carolyn 'R. Fitch, who
for two months was maid and tutor
of baby "Jay Leeds," alleged son of
Stillman and "Flo" Lawlor.
Maid Kept Baby
Mrs. Fitch, it was with whom "Mrs.
Leeds" left her son when she began
her recent flight from the "love nest"
and the public revelations that have
linked her name pitilessly with the
great Stillman drama.
Mrs. Fitch is prepared to fly to the
support of Mrs. Stillman in her
counter suit to the divorce brought
by her banker husband. Mrs. Fitch
up until the present, has carefully
avoided publicity by concealing her
"There was not a thing to arouse
my suspicions at the beginning, but
with the arrival of Mrs. Stillman I
was naturally curious," said Mrs.
Fitch. But I was unable to find out
any information. The Jap seemed to
know all that was sroinar on. In fact.
he 'was gathering some kind of evi
dence all the time, and I know that
he has in his possession letters which
uiu iiui unuiig 10 nun.
Carried Presents for Baby.
On the first visit of Mr. Stillman.
Mrs. Leeds told me to dress Tav nfc-e
for his 'daddy.' Mrs. Leeds seemed
to catch herself and later referred to
Mr. Stillman as the godfather of
Jay. But when Mr. Stillman reached
the house the youngster approached
him and. throwing his arms about his
neck, called him 'daddy.' After that
the youngster always looked for the
arrival of his 'daddy,' because Mr.
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Washington, D. C, April 4. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Chairman Fordney
of the ways and means committee
said todavat the emergency tariff
oin wy- ,- .erea tor consideration
" iVhen that body con
s'? Jy next and that it
as the first of the Te
nures 10 De inaugurated by
". Vfft e are certain that we need a
,antt bill,' said the veteran chair
man of the committee, "and we are
divided over tax revision. Some of
our leaders want a general sales tax,
some want a ttyn over tax and un
til we can get together it occurs to
the members of the way s and means
committee that the timely thing to do
is to inaugurate tariff legislation
which will give tfs time to thresh out
He Can Do It Himself
Mother and Girl
Rivals in Fight
For Train Bandit
Aged Woman Urges Plea of
.Guilty While Sweetheart
Says He Must Battle for
Harding Hears Views
- From Labor Leaders
On Railway Problems
Washington, April 4. President
Harding, in continuing his inquiry
into the railroad situation, heard the
views of labor, which were presented
by A. B. Garrctson, formerMiead of
the Order of Railway Conductors,
and B. M. Jewell, president of the
railway department of the American
Federation of Labor.
Both men who came at the presi
dent's request, said they had dis
cussed the situation generally, but
had received no indication from the
president as to his attitude.
Mr. Jewell is understood to have
pressed his contentions expressed to
the president last week in a telegram,
that the wartime wage agreement had
not been automatically abrogated by
the return of the roads to private
Mr. Garietson said he had also dis
cussed the wage question in connec
tion with a review of the transporta
No indication was given at the
White House today as to whether
othe'r railroad leaders would be asked
St. Paul, Minn., April 4. Two
women, one old and heart-broken,
the other young, pretty and ambi
tious, today are fighting against one
another in an effort to win Delbert
Smith, 18-year-old self-confessed
mail train bandit, who arrived here
Sunday from Salt Lake City, Utah,
where -he was captured last week
after a long chase throueh middle
w est cities by a small army of secret !
service operatives, including a num
ber from Kansas City.
During the chase Smith stopped
for two days in the Pfister hotel.
Milwaukee, and for a week in Oma
ha, just before going to Salt Lake
Meets Her Boy.
The old and broken-hearted
woman is Smith's mother, who met
her boy as he stepped from the train
in the custody of two United States
The other is Mrs. Grace McDon
ald, 22-year-old divorcee, whom
hmith blames for a betraval to fed
eral authorities of his hiding place
but who has insisted she was as
faithful to him as she could be.
"Don't let them send you to jail,'
is the advice of Mrs. McDonald.
who isvone of four women arrested
as smiths accomplices. Fnzht '
"If you have done wrong, do not
try. to evade punishment, answers
his mother. "You must , plead
"No, no," is the retort of Mr
McDonald. "I am sure he did not dn
it alone. I know there is a way
out tor him. He must tight for his
Won't Hire Attorney
"If he fights." answers the mnthpr
"he does it without mv help. I will
not hire an attorney for him. I sup
pose ne must have done this thing.
i ne papers say he has confessed.
When Smith was beincr pursued bv
the federal agents, as he constantly
sent word to them, through an in
! .. . ....
icrmcaiary, mar. ne would DCvilling
to surrender it Mrs. McDonald were
freed, he persistently maintained he
was simply the topi of the real
bandit, who, incidentally, shot Zach
ery E. Strong, Minneapolis mail
cleric, on the North Coast Limited
mail car of the Northern Pacific rail
road the night of Friday, February
Jo. near St. Cloud, Minn.
His offer to surrender was refused
and when finally he was arrested in
Salt Lake City Mrs. McDonald, red-
haired and blue-eyed, charged with
hiding $40,000 of the loot, became
hysterical, fainted and was ill for sev
--s f I can fianJU Vs. ,
c3x. .( r
U. S. Stand
On Peace Is
Plans Made for Pushing the
Knox Resolution Through
Congress at Early
Woman Is Placed on Trial
For Killing in Knife Fight
Mrs. Mattie McNicholes faced a
jury of 12 men in district court yes
terday to be tried for killing Mrs.
Emma Polke in a battle with knives
which took place the morning of Jan
uary 23 in Mrs. Polke's home, 2705
North Twenty-fifth street.
Chief Deputy County Attorney
Coffey in his opening statement to
the jury said Mrs. , McNicholes at
tacked Mrs. Polke with a knife. Mrs.
Polke's son, Henry Scott, stepped be
tween the two women, but Mrs. Mc
Nicholes' husband, MoreselK then
seized Scott and held him while the
battle between the two women pro
ceeded, he declared.
Moresell McNicholes is to be tried
later on a charge of first degree mur
der. AH parties are colored. ' -
Attorney Dies in Florida
Daytona, FIa. April 4. Starr J.
Murphy, counsel for the Rockefeller
foundation and legal adviser of John
D. Rockefeller, sr., died in a nospital
here today after a brief illness. "1 he
body will be sent to.Montclair, N. J.,
for interment, i
Washington, April 4. Assign
ment of republican members to
some of the 50 or more standing
committees of the house was made
today by "the committee, on com
mittees, subject to the approval by
the republican caucus Saturday-. By
reason of the big party majority,
the republican representation will
be increased. Some of the nev
members of the more important
committees as assigned are:
Appropriations Dickinson, Iowa;
Military Wurzbach, Texas
Foreign Affairs Lineberger, Cal
Members said the judiciary com
mittee, which has supervision of
prohibition legislation would be "as
dry as ever," if not a bit more so.
Candidate for U. S. District
Attorney Visits Capital
Washington, D. C, April ;4.
(Special Telegram.)?. C. Cook of
Fremont, who is a candidate for
United States district attorney, is
in Washington and was introduced
today to the members of the Ne
braska delegation by Congressman
Evans. Cook , is being made the
second choice of republicans in -Nebraska
who have endorsed the can
didacy of McGuire of Omaha for
that position and who has the en
dorsement of the American Legion.
Deny Turk Onslaught
Taris, April 4 Reports that the
Turks had attacked the French in
Cilicia and that the Angora govern
ment had repudiated the Franco
Turkish agreement negotiated in
London last month were formally
denied by representatives of the
Turkish nationalist assembly here
California Organization Wil
Urge Restriction on Im
migration hy New
Arrested in Mexico,
Has Been Deported
Mexico City, April 4 Linn A. E.
Gale, an American radical, who was
arrested here Friday night, has been
deported from Mexico by the way of
Vera Cruz, it is said by newspapers
of this city. There is a general im
pression in this city, however, that
he has been taken to Laredo to be
turned over to United States au
thorities. Although the authorities are silent
as to the whereabouts of Gale. Pres
ident Obregon has issued a formal
statement ' asserting thatt Gale has
been deported because of his activL
ties against the present Mexican a?
ministration, and classing him as a
"pernicious foreigner." '
It is understood two other radi
cals who have been active soviet pro
pagandists will be deported in a few
Man Kills elf as Police
Seek Entrance to, Room
Lincoln, April 4 George F.
Smith, a stranger in Lincoln, but
who is said to have relatives in
Beatrice, Neb., killed himself bv
shooting Sunday just before the po- I upheld by h;ghcr courts, it may be
come the basis for transfer of
San Francisco, April 4. The Jap
anese exclusion league of California
has outlined a policy for protection
of American interests in connection
with the subject of Japanese immi
gration and will urge action by the
new federal administration in accor
dance with such a policy, it was an
nounced here today. The principles
outlined bv the league tiave been en
dorsed by the two affiliated organiza
Hons, the Los Angeles County Ann
Asiatic association, and the Japanese
Exclusion League of Washington
The four points of the league's
1-irst. . absolute exclusion tor ths
future of all Japanese immigration
not only male, but female, aud not
only laborers, skilled and unskilled
but "farmers" and men of small
trades . and professions, as recom
mended by Theodore Roosevelt.
Second Such exclusion to be en
forced by United States officials
under L-nited States laws and reg
ulations, as is done with immigra
tion, admitted or excluded- from all
other countries, and not, as at pres
ent, under an arrangement whereby
control and regulation is surren
dered to Japan.
Third Compliance on the part of
all departments of the federal gov
ernment with the constitution and
the abandonment of the threat or
attempt to take advantage of cer
tain phrasing of that document as
to treaties, which, it is claimed,
gives the treaty-making power au
thority to violate plain provisions of
the constitution n tne touowing
(a.) To nullify state rights and
state rights for control of lands and
other matters plainly within the
(b) To jrrant American citizen
ship to races of vellow color, which
are made ineligible for such citizen
Fourth For the Japanese legally
are entitled to residence m caiuor-
nia, lair treatment, protection in
property rights legally acquired and
the privilege of engaging in any
business desired except such as may
be now or hereafter denied by law
to all aliens or to aliens, ineligible
to .citizenship provided particularly
that they may not hereafter buy or
lease agricultural lands.
Men Held as Draft Deserters
Released to Civil Authorities
San Antonio, Tex., April 4. Tom
and Joe Caplis, sons of a welthy
Louisiania planter who have been
held bv military authorities since
December on charges of draft de
sertion, were turned over to civil
authorities today on a writ of habeas
corpus issued by United States
Judge Wests decision is regarded
as ot hig importance, because it
lice broke down the door of a room
ing-house w here Smith lodged. Com
plaint was sent to the station that
Smith was trying to break into
rooms of other lodgers. He had
locked himself in his room when
officers arrived and on their demand
for admission fired two shots at
them through the door., When the
door was broken down Smith was
dead, shot through the head with his
Canadian Officers Shot
By Bootleggers on Border
Malone. N. Y.. April 4. Captain
Ben- Lafave and Officer Beresault.
Canadian customs officials, were shot
and seriously wounded at Vallcv
Field, Que., Saturday night while en
deavoring to capture a bootlegging
party seeking to, cross the American
border, according to reports
thousands of alleged draft deserters
from military to civil jurisdiction.
The chief ground for the writ
cited by Judge West was that no
tices of their being drafted had not
actually been delivered to the Caplis
brothers and that they- were not
legally inducted into the military
Nebraska us, En Route to
Europe, Stop at Capital
Washington, D. C, April 4.
(Special Telegram.) Fred D. Cen
sing of South Sioux City. Neb., and
Henry Beerman of Dakota City,
Neb., constituentsof Judge Evans,
were in Washington Saturday, en
route to Germany, having their
passports vised by the Swiss em
bassy. They desire to visit Switz
erland on their trip abroad,
Army Very Active
Flying Columns Reported to
Be Operaling in Many
Dublw, April 4. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Flying columns of
the Irish republican army are offi
cially reported to be operating in
Fermanagh, Armagh, Tyrone, Kil
dare and Queens counties. There
has been much destruction oLxoads
and in many cases intimidation has
been resorted to.
A fight occurred last night in the
hills near Dundruin, four miles south
of Dublin. Crown forces had. pro
ceeded, to the hills in lorries to in
vestigate Reports ot firing, ihey
found 20 armed men, some ot whom,
after firing at the military, mingled
with women and children who were
picnicking, for which reason the
crown torces retraineu trom using
their machine guns.
Ihey pursued the others, however,
who were escaping to another hill.
and shot two. The remainder set
fire to the. shrubbery on the hillside
and escaped in the smoke screen.
Masked Bandits Slug
Bisbee, Ariz., Postmaster;
escape With $50,000
Douelas. Ariz., April 4. While
Postmaster L. R. Bailey of Bisbee,
Ariz., was working in his office last
night, two masked Mexicans entered
and at the point of revolvers, forced
him to open the postoffice vault. They
escaped with about $oU,UW, accord
ing to information received here,
$40,000 of which is said to have been
Postmaster Bailey was found this
morning bound and gagged, having
been beaten over the head. Bailey
said that shortly after 10 last night
some one knocked on the door of his.
office in the postoffice building and
that when he got up and opened the
door, two men, apparently Mexicans,
and masked, held guns on him. They
ordered him to open the vault and
before leaving assaulted him.
No clue to the bandits has been
found. The robbery was the largest
of the three losses sustained by the
government ' through the post,office
here during the term of L. R. Bailey
as postmaster, a position he has held
for eight years.
icgion Warned Against
Indianapolis, Ind., April 4. Posts
and departments of the American
Legion are warned by the national
committee on memorials against en
dorsement of memorial projects fos
tered by commercial interests. A res
olution adopted by the commission
advises that requests tor indorse
ment of memorial projects be re
ferred to the national headquarters
The resolution points out that in-
iscriminate endorsement by the sev
eral posts and departments might
tend to bring into disrepute, the
organization as a whole.
ittle Opposition in
.Tecuniseh City Election
Tecumseh, Nc!., April 4. (Spe
cial.) Little interest has been
roused m the annual city and
school election, which will be held
l'ecumseh . tomorrow. At the
convention this year opposing can-
idates were not named on the city
icket except members of the city
council from the three wards. The
cket is Dr. D. W. Hurst for mayor,
W. J. Devenney for clerk, L. M.
Davts for treasurer and A. K. lay-
lor for engineer. .
Officer Transferred '
Washington- April .4. (Special
Telegram.) Capt. . Everett Hill, jr.,
lgnal corps, is relieved from duty
at Fort Crook, Neb., upon the ar-
val ot Maj. illiam N. Hughes.
'., signal corps. He will proceed
. Fort Sill, Okl.
Charles Does Not
Want to Be Exile
Tells Memhers of Suite If He
Ca.nnot Remain as King He
Would Settle in Country
As Private Citizen.
Budapest, April 4. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Former Emperor
Charles told the members- of his
suite at Steinamanger today that he
was unwilling to leave Hungary. If
he could not remain as king he j
would settle in tha country as a pri
vate citizen, he declared.
Loudon, April 4. Confirmation of
reports that the "Little entente" has
threatened military measures against
Hungary if former Emperor Charles
does not leave that country before
Thursday is given in advices to
Reuters, Limited. Iu is stated that
an ultimatum to this effect has leer.
sent jo Hungary by Czecho-Slcvakia,
Roumania and Jugo-Slavia. A Vi
enna dispatch to the Central News
states the Swi,ss legation at the Aus
trian capital has" announced that for
mer Emperor Charles will return to
Paris, April 4. Resolutions de
manding the arrest of Count An
drassy, a supporter of former Em
peror Charles, and General Lehar,
governor of West Hungary, have
been adopted by the Hungarian na
tional assembly, it "is reported to
A Vienna dispatch savs the Hun
garian government has fixed August
20 as the date upon which a king
will be elected.
Negotiations for the departure of
former Emperor Charles from Hun
gary are still continuing, it is Said
in dispatches to the French foreign
office from Budapest. There is cbn
firmaticm of reports that Charles
To Protect Civilization
By ARTHUR SEARS HENN1NG.
( hlram Trlbunft-OntBhft Ik LeMed Wit.
Washington, April 4. As a result
of a further clarification of the sit
uation today, it is now possible to
outline the course the administration
contemplates pursuing in terminating
the state . of war with Germany and
dealing with world peace questions.
This course may be summarized
1. Complete reiection of the Ver
sailles treaty, including the league
of nations covenant.
2. Adoption of the Knox resolu
tion declaring peace with Germany.
3. Negotiations of a separate treaty
with Germany, settling war -damage
claims and other questions growing
out of the war.
4. Declaration in the Knox resolu
tion, of American intention to co
operate with the chief co-bellinger-ents
for mutual defense if the peaca
of Europe should be threatened by
any power or combination of pow
ers. 5. Adoption of a separate resolu
tion declaring that the United States
stands with The allied powers in
holding Germany responsible for the
war and bound to make reparations
to the full extent of its ability.
Propose Association of Nations.
6. Negotiation with Great Britain
and Japan of an agreement for the
reduction of naval armament.
7. Submission to the other powers
of suggestions as to the association
of nations for the promotion of
world peace which the United States
would be willing to join in confor
mity with its traditional policy o!
non-entanglement in the affairs oi
Europe and the preservation of in
dependence of action.
Following a series of extended
conferences between President Har
ding, Senator Knox, Senator Lodge,
Rene Viviani, envoy of the French
government and others, it has be
come defif.itely settled that the Knox
peace resolution will be introduced
in the senate immediately upon the
reconvening of congress and will be
Turn T Two, Column Four.)
Denby Still Firm
For Large Navy
Inspection Trip Strengthens
Secretary's Belief in Build
ing Program of 1916.
Political" Chief Dies
Chicago, April 4. John F. O'Mal
ley, leader in city and state demo
cratic politics for the last 25 years,
died late Sunday in Grant hospital.
He was 62 years old.
O'Malley, became severely ill
several weeks ago while on a vaca
tion. He (Was rushed to Chicago
and -an emergency operation per
formed immediately after his arriv
al, March 28. Friday a second op
eration was deemed necessary. It
failed to save his life.
At the' time of his death he had
attained the height of his political
power, sharing with George E. Bren-
non control of the democratic or
ganization left them as heritage by
Roger C. Sullivan, of whom O'Mal
ley was one of the principal, lieu
Blindness aud Taxation
Problems Causes Suicide
Vernal, Utah. April 4. The burden
of 28 yea'rsi of blindness and worry
over taxation problems and the na
tional live stock situation are be
lieved by members of his family to
have been the cause of the suicide of
John Poulson, 67, a wealthy rancher
living 18 miles south of here.
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- Washington, April 4 Wit-li
worthy sea legs, worthy enough for
a tosing, plunging destroyer, a
sun-browned countenance and a
sailor's cap tilted jauntily on hn head,
Secretary of Navy Denby returned to
Washington today from his first in
spection of the Atlantic fleet. 1
The secretary came all the way
from San Domingo to the navy-yard
dock at Washington aboard the de
stroyer Pruitt, a non7stop run of
1,600 miles at an averaee rate cf
25 knots an hour.
"It was some trip," said the sec
retary as he landed at the dock.
"You can't help admiring the" de
stroyer after such a trip as I hae
I had through some pretty stiff weath
er, too. sixteen hundred miles and
no stops and going an average rate
of 25 knots. I guess that won't be
beaten, for some time. I'm a pretty
good sailor, you can see, to stand
that kind of a trip on a destroyer." -
The navy secretary had nothing
but words of praise for the officers
and men of the fleet which he inspect
ed at Guantanamo and his trip has
left him firm in fhe conviction that
the United States should have a big
"I still insist that we should go
ahead to carry out the 1916- building
program," he said. ,
"Have you made tift your mind
what should be done about the fleet
policy; whether it should be con
tinued in the Atlantic or Pacific-, or
be re-united into one fleet?" the secretary-
"Haven't decided that yet," hi re
plied. "We'll get to that latcv."
Man and Wife Charged With
Murder Will Go on Trial
Ogden. Utah, April 4. Trial of
John and Josephine Scardino,
charged with murder in the first de
gree in connection with "the fatal
shooting of Mike.-Termain in the
Scardino home February 20, 1920, .
will begin Tuesday -morning.
Jennie Scardino, 17 'years ot age,
daughter of defendants, was found
not guilty of the charge . of man- .
slaughter in connection with the
case by the jury last Thursday.,
French Favor Appointment
Of Hcrrick as Ambassador
Paris, April 4-WVpproval of the,
appointment of Myron T. Herrtck
as United States ambassador to
France has not been officially signi- 1
fied by the French government. En
tire satisfaction with reports -that ;
he is to be the next ambassador from
America were expressed at the for
eign office, however, and formal
notification that he is persona grata
will go forward in due time, it is de
clared. Sugar Firm Passes Dividend
New York, April 4. Directors of
the American Rect Sugar company
today passed the regular quarterly
difident of 2 per cent on common
stork due at this time. High pro
duction costs were given as the
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