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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 253.
Cnttn4 SkmCImi Malttr Mu !. IMS.
Onafti P. 0. Uf Act Mareh S. 1171.
OMAHA, FRIDAY, AFR1L 8, 1921.
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UUUOOK 111 Civil War Vet Asserts
By British Premier Brings
Renewed Hope of Early
Hinges on Pumping Issue
, By Th AMOctattd Trtu.
London, April 7. Another day of1,
tense alternating between hope and
tear ended with one of the premier's
Hlh-hour interventions, bringing!
renewed prospects that the grave in
dustrial crisis will be averted, lie
announced in the .house of commons
tonight, willingness of the govern
ment to participate in a conference
to discuss pumping before other
matters were considered.
Informal conferences continued
this evening, moderates like Mr. As
ouith. Lord Robert Cecil, Arthur
Henderson and John" Robert Clynes
i - ... . i, - ...
secKing iu iiiuuvc me iniMcis iu it-
lent on pumping and it was suppos-
rd that the whole question was
turning on this slender hope.
Premier Lloyd George, after an
absence, returned to the house un
expectedly at 11 o'clock and informed-the
members that the government
bad agreed to a course which it be
lieved practically certain the miners
Henderson is on
What steps had led
1. change of front were
' Arthur Henderson, win
ed up to this
i ho rose to re
ply to the premier, was nonplused.
He had, he said, to express regret
that the premier had not given no
tice of such an important statement.
As he had earlier explained, the
miners federation would have pre
ferred to "open the conference with
out conditions, but he had not had
an opportunity to consult the federa
tion since afternoon, therefore he
could not assume responsibility.
Organizations composing the
' triple alliance held no further meet
ings tonight. The board of trade
issued an official report of today's
negotiations. The report concludes
with a repudiation of the accusa
tion that the government is engaged
in a general attack on wages.
"Such a' chirge is as monstrous
as it is unfounded. The govern
ment and community alike are de
sirous thai the, best wages should
be paid in every industry, that such
industry can afford." .
The council of the independent la--srCrpartv
railed on .its members to
tt.'ipport the miners by every means
in their power declaring the crisis
was due to "an attempt by organ
ized capital to establish the right
of unlimited plunder and degrade
the standard of living, which must
At Ord for Shooting
Of Grand Island Man
Grand Island, ' April 7. Spe
cial Telegram.) Marvin Jarvis i
was arrested at Ord and is being
held as a suspect in the shooting of
Special Agent A. K. Eaton" of the
Union Pacific here. His inquiries
as to the condition of the wounded
officer before word of the shooting
had been received in Ord aroused
Suspicion. A description was re
ceived over' the telephone ami be is
said to resemble the man who fired
The arrest of a second suspect is
expected soon." Mr. Eaton was
struck by two bullets and will be in
the hospital for some time, bit: it is
not-believed his injuries are fatal.
Beatrice, Neb., April 7. (Special
Teicsrram.') Archie Nick Eaton.
who was. shot and " seriously
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wnuiiucu ov iramus in viraua i:;iaua
1 St". J 1 . , . T . ,
and formerly served on the police
Central City Man Hangs
Self in Neighbor's Barn';
Central City, Neb.. April 7. (Spe
cial.) The body of Lawrence Tvler,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tyler,
residing southwest of Central Citv,
was found hanging from the rafters
of a barn on the Lee Clayton farm
near here. The young man had be;u
in Central City the, evening before
and spent the time with his sweet
heart. She claims he left her in the
best of spirits ami referred several
'.irr.es to their approaching marriage
in May. The car he had driven
home was found a short distance
from the house, where it had run offj
ine cuivert ami upset. .o mar
: culvert and upset. No marks
were found on his body that would
In any way indicate that be was i.i
the car when it turned over.
Indicted Official Denies
He Accepted $12,000 Bribe
Los Angeles, Calif., April 7 Wal
ter Lips, formerly Los Angeles fire
chief and later lor several years a
Los Angeles county deputy sheriff,
denied today that he had confessed
havingsolicited and accepted a bribe
of 512,000 from Joe Fuxay, alleged
swindler now in jail in Texas, as
the district attorney, and the lat
ter's chief deputy, stated yesterday
. he had done.
Lips and W. J. Anderson, another
deputy sheriff were indicted several
weeks ago for alleged extortion and
rasadena, ' Caln April 7. Dr.
Garret Newkirk, 74. author and
magazine writer, died at his home
here today. Dr. Newkirk wrote a
number of books, on Abraham
Lincoln, ' - , -
I Newton Kinnison.
I Newton Kinnison, inmate of the
old soldiers home at Miltord, will
celebrate his 100th birthday the 25th
day of this month. He is now visit
ing his son, Arthur Kinnison, 1120
South Thirteenth street.
"I'm the youngest one in this fam
ily, he announced proudly .and m
AcaA ,e .,1,4 cas;tv Dass for half
j i,;s acf
tie came to visit his new great
grandchild, bom to a daughter of
the. Arthur Kinnisons.
Kinnison served in the union army.
His spn, Arthur, though 44 at the
time .tried to enlist in the recent
war, and a grandson was kept out
of service by lacking a few months
of the required military age.
The old "vet" made the trip from
Miltord alone and will return there
after his visit here.
Roll of Committee of 17 Shows
12 Members Against Com
pulsory Marketing Scheme
Chicago, April 7. A poll of the
committee of 17 on the pooling
proposition, taken this afternoon,
showed 12 for optional pooling,
four for compulsory pooling and
one, a government employe, not
voting, . according to Chairman
Gustafson. . .
While the committee Which drew
up the proiiojjed-systcni, mjcalled
the conference stood by its guns for
pooling at option of the farmer, dele
gates from various sections told the
convention that compulsory pooling
was the only, thing that would make
the system a success. Other dele
gates supporting the committee's
plan insisted compulsion led to sure
Kansas Leads Fight.-
Tli attack- nn nntinnnl nnfilinc va
I , e -
reopened by L. P. Bailey, chairman
of the Kansas organisation Of the
wheat growers of America, which
stands for 300 per cent pooling, but
is willing to . compromise on 33 1-3
per cent. Trof. II. C. Filley of the
University of Nebraska, said that if
pooling was good farmers would
take advantage of the optional privi
The committee of 17 made its first
answer through William Hirth, mem
ber from Columbia. Mo.
"Compulsory pooling would mean
absolute defeat of this proposition
before it got started," he said. "Ad
vocates of compulsory pooling urge
it to get a better price for their
grain. That is what we are all
Have Had Pool.
"But lately we have had the great
est pool in the history of ihc United
States. Expecting higher prices, the
farmer has so thoroughly withheld
his wheat that it only trickled into
market. It was shut off as never be
foreand yet he has -not been able
to get a decent price lor his wheat.
, "Merc pooling doesn't necessarily
control price, when other factors are
"Any erotio of men can throw $50.-
(000,000 to $100,000,000 on the ex
changes and without' a counterbal
ance can drive the market where
they want it.
"We haven't any right to say that
thousands of farmers shall blindfold
themselves to sign up for so much
of their crop before this marketing
ntachine has had a chance to prove
itself. In my judgment if you adopt
compulsory pooling, you are -about
to hazard the success of the whole
Investigation of Wreck -Of
Limited Train Starts
Somerset, Ky., April 7 An inves-
Ug?uon. - 1 ,e ?re,ck" J.tne 0
i f-a'ra 11 miea' 01 lnc, Vueen
icstcru ruuic, wrccKea yesterday
near New River, Tenn., 'with the
loss of four lives aiid 30 injured, to-
4 day was being pushed by officials' of
the bouthem railroad. ' J hat the
greatest damage was caused. by rock
ledges near the track pipping open
the day poaches was the opinion of
survivors her today. '
The train, bound from Jackson
ville, Fla., for Chicago was on a
curve when spreading rails or buck
ing track derailed three coaches and
three Pullman coaches.
"King of Opium Smugglers"
Is Under Arrest in New York
Ogdensburg, N. Y April 7.
Harry Stone of Chicago, known to
federal authorities as the . "kine of
opium smugglers," was arrested "by
customs inspectors today on a train
bound from Montreal to Massens.
Morphine1, cocaine and opium valued
at between $25,000 and .$50,000,
I which it is charged were in his pos
j session, were seized.
Stone also is known to federal
as A. i . warn, onraa
Johnson and Hall Webster.
DU1 Ccl U 1 Ul
Recommendations for Care of
Ex-Service. Men Made in
Report of Special Inves
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chiracs Trlbune-Ouih Be leaned Wire.
Washington, April 7 President
Harding will take immediate steps
; to end the confusion, inefficiency and
inadequacy involved in the present
system of care and relief of disabled
soldiers and sailors, which have
made the discharge of this war ob
ligation little short of a national
In accord with the recommenda
tions of the Dawes commission, sub
mitted to him today, the president
will urge congress to consolidate
all of the agencies for soldier care
and relief inrb an independent vet
erans' service administration under
a director general directly under
the jurisdiction of the executive.
Pending such legislation, the'
president will consolidate these
agencies so far as is possible under
existing law. . Mr. Harding indi
cated that he would make his rec
ommendations in this particular a j
major feature of his message to con- I
gress next Tuesday and would press !
tor immediate passage ot the neces
To work out a plan of adequate
care and relief the president ap
jointcd the commission headed by
Gen. Charles Gates Dawes. In con
cluding its report to the executive
the commission says: .
"It cannot be too strongly empha
sized that the present deplorable
iailure on the part of the govern
ment to properly care for the dis-H
ablcd veteran is due, m large part,
to an imperfect organization of
governmental effort. There is no
one in control of the whole situa
tion. Independent agencies by mu
tual agreement now endeavor to
co-ordinate their action, but in such
efforts the joint action is too often
modified by minor considerations
md there is always lacking that
complete co-operation which is in
cident to a powerful superimposed
authority. No emergency of war it
self was greater than is the emer
gency which confronts the nation in
its duty to care for those disabled
tn ts service and now neglected
The. commission unanimously, and
-.I. .1.. ; .
with the concurrence" ot , ben.
Charles -E. Sawyer, the president's
personal representative, made the
following recommendations of ac
tion:: "1. That there be created the vet
erans service administration and that
there be transferred to it the bureau
of war risk insurance, the rehabilita
tion division of the federal board for
vocational education and such part of
the public health service as necessary
in dealing with the beneficiaries of
the bureau of war risk insurance and
the rehabilitation division of the fed-j
eral board of vocational education,
Uirector ueneral in t-harge. ;
"That there shall be at the head
of this administration a director
general, who shall be responsible to
the president for all the activities
now authorized by law in the three
agencies transferred; that he shall
(Turn tn Pnne Thief, Column Tiro.)
Ex-E mperor Charles
Of King Constantine
Lucerne Switzerland, April -7. 1
Former Emperor Charles, domiciled
here after his unsuccessful trip to
Hungary in an" effort to reclaim the
throne,' is occupying with former
Empress Zita the same hotel suite
ii-. which King Constantine and
Queen Sophie of Greece lived while
in exile. It is known as "the king's
aid queen's refuge."
The Swiss government permitted
the ex-ruler to return only on condi
tion that he take part in no intrigues
or propaganda - measures. He is
prohibited from giving interviews or
from leaving the canton of Lucerne,
within which, a villa will be chosen
for the family, j
Charles desires to remain in Swit
zerland, as does the ex-empress.
Council of Ambassadors to
Meet in New York in May
Washington, April 7. Thirty na
tions will be represented at the con- '
I ference of ambassadors to be held in 1
jNew York May 6 to 1$, .inclusive,
! the Department of Commerce an-r !
I nounced today. The conference has
! teen arranged by the National As-!
j sociation . of Manufacturers in an !
I effort to enlist active co-oneratinn i
! of the nation's producers in stabil
izing reciprocal world trade and will
be the first of its kind in this
country. " , . "
' Both the State and Commerce de
partments, as . well as the v Pan-
American union, are strongly sup-'a
porting the idea and each will be
repressnted by special exhibits and
trade advisers, the announcement
Canvass Shows Woman is
Elected Red Cloud Mayor
Red Cloud, Neb., April 7. (Spe
cial.) The official Canvass of the
poll books used at the city election
shows that Miss Mary Peterson was
elected mayor of Red Cloud by seven
votes. It had previously been sup
posed that her opponent, A. McCall,
had received three majority. The
canvass disclosed ait ? error of ,. 10
Miss . Peterson is part owner of
the ice plant and is also engaged in
the automobile business. -
Return of BergdoD
; Diplornatic Question
' .ton, April 7. Extrad'
om Germany of Grover
nd Bcrgdoll, draft evader, is
diplomatic question and is in the
hands of the State department, Sec
retary Weeks said in a letter to
Senator Capper of Kansas, made
public tonight. The secretary
r.dded, however, that the War de
partment would "use every effort to
have Bcrgdoll returned to the cus
tody of the United States military
State 'department officers refused
ot discuss reports that Canada had
been asked to extradite Bergdoll for
violation of Canadian passport reg
ulations when he departed from
there for Germany. Secretary
Weeks said such action would not
The war secretary in his letter
disclosed that as soon as it was
ascertained Bergdoll was. in Ger
many, Brigadier General Allen,
commanding American forces on
the Rhine, requested the authorities
of the Baden government, where
Bcrgdoll had sought refuge, to re
turn him to the United States.
"The Baden government," . the
laUer continued, "refused the re
quest on the ground Bergdoll was
not in the class of military offend
ers whose extradition was provided
for by the armistice."
Agree to Scheme
Urged by Harding
500,000 Men Submit to
Plan for Settling Dispute
Chicago, April 7. Five railroad
labor unions with 500,000 members
tonight agreed to President Hard
ing's labor plan for ending indus
trial disputes between the roads and
their workers, proposing that the
president call a conference of rep
resentatives of both sides, at which
.new rules governing working con
ditions would be made to take the
place of. the national agreements
now in dispute before the railroad
labor board. -
The proposal was contained in a
statement by representatives of the
five mechanical unions and was sent
to the president by B. M. Jewell,
president of the railway employes'
department of the American Feder
ation of Labor.
It proposed that all wage dis
unites be. held, in abeyance,, pending J
'tlu - f. u-ij:.
the conference, holding that va"ges
could be quickly adjusted when the
question of-rules had been settled.
The telegram was sent in re
sponse to a request from President
Harding at the conference with Mr.
Jewell, that labor submit its plan
for ending he railroad industrial
troubles. It included 12 points
which were termed "labor's self-evident
and inalienable rights," which
it said would have to be settled at
the proposed conference and. speci
that the nafinnai acrrrmnf
should not be discounted in any way
pending the outcome of the'pro-
It was suggested that the confer
ence be held under the jurisdiction
of the railroad labor board, which
would have full authority over it.
Included in the 12. points were
the basic eight-hour day, the right
of collective bargaining, the right
of each craft to decide what organi
zation should represent it . in any
conferences with employers and ad
justment of "proper pay" for over
time. The dispute between the New
York Central ,and its unskilled
workers over permanent reduc
t'on in wages will be heard on April
18 in connection with similar dis
putes which have been filed by
Refuse to Submit Wage
Case to Labor Board
San Francisco, Aprjl 7. The
representatives of the Southern Pa
cific railway, declined to join with
the company today in an appeal to
the railroad labor" board that it ad
just existing wage differences, th
company announced. They indicated,
however, that they would take no
action until the board had decided
on such, differences. The total num
ber of unskilled workers in the com
pany's system approximates 10,000.
Spring Fever in Lexington
'Canned" From High School Four Youngsters Take
Auto and Journey Forth to See World and Get
Grand Island, Neb., April 7.
(Special.) Sheriff McCutchan con
siderably reduced the temperature in
"spring fever" elopement of two
Lexington couples when hj held
them jn the "cooler" for the night.
Dons Tyler. 16; - Fern' Cummings,
J8; Arthur Shields, 18; and. Earl
j Stone, 19; were expelled from the
Lexington htigli school. iney
gathered their possessions and set
out to see the world and get a pair
of marriage licenses en route. They
went to Kearney and from there
journeyed eastward in the Tyler
family car. Sheriff McCutchan
was notified and found the car here
with the two girls waiting for the
boys, who had gone to buy a lunch.
When .'they .came back the sheriff
promptly "pinclicd" the crowd.
The couples had literally to be
torn from ach others arms. All
wept.. The girls were, sure that they
could not live through the night.
In Jail Break
Makes Hacksaw Out of Steel
From Soldier's Legging,
Cutting Teeth With Safely
Fremont,' Neb., April 7. (Special
Telegram.) Craig Chesterfield," al
Jcztd duke-amf son of Lord -Chester
field, held in the Dodge county jail
on the charge of forgery, was frus
trated in his second attempt at a
jail break. If he had been success
ful in this instance, a wholesale jail
delivery might have been possible.
The officials discovered that the
"Duke" had improvised a saw from
the steel of a soldier's legging. By
cutting teeth into it with a safity
razor blade he formed it into hack
saw with an old tobacco can.
Chesterfield succeeded in filing
one end of a three-auartcr inch
chilled steel bar and was half way
through the remaining end when
the officials noticed steel filings on a
lower ledge of the bars. It had
taken the alleged forger over , a
month to" cut the steel obstruction in
his path to freedom. If he had suc
ceeded in his attempt to cut away the
bars, it would have been easy to get
to the roof of the jail and with bed
clothes drop himself to the ground
The rest of the prisoners were
aware of his attempts and at times
assisted him, according to the deputy
sheriff. Some time ago, when placed
in solitary confinement. Chesterfield
tried to pry a window from its place
and was caught just before he
planned to escape. He was placed
in another cell today and all instru
ments of exit were taken from him.
In explaining the reason for his at
tempt to make a getaway, the
"Duke" said, "Well. I had nothing
to lose. The countv attornev prom
ised me thev best part of, 20 years
Mexican Government Denies
It Has Recogized Reds
Mexico City, April 7 Relations
have not been established between
Mexico and the sovivet government
of Russia and the administration has
not named a Mexican minister at
Moscow, it was declared at the for
eign office last night. This state
ment was made in denial of a pur
ported official announcement to that
effect published by El Universale
They hadn't meant to stop long in
Grand Island. , They were going on
iurther east and planned to get mar
One of the girls had $2, another
$1.60. The first boy had 95 cents
and the other $4.40. But the high
cost of living had no meaning to
them. They said that would buy
marriage licenses for two couples
and pay for enough gas to get them
to a place where they might find
work and live happily ever after.
The sheriff's age rendered him im
mune to spring fever attacks. He
told authorities here to issue no li
censes. Then with the two couples
in jail he notified the parents of the
four. The Tyler girl s father took
her back home. A brother-in-law
of the Cummings girl came aft-.-r her.
The two boys are- still being held
pending any action the fathers of
the girls may wish to take and also
any action which the boys' lathers
decide upon. " t
To Grant Demands
Of United States
Opinion Expressed That Prin
ciple Stated by Secretary .
Hughes on Mandates
Will Be Accepted.
- By Tlie Associated I'm.
Washington, April 7. Adminis
tratiott fofiicwUt.r fitnuy be stated
with authority, confidently expect
the allies to accept the principle
stated by Secretary Hughes iit his
notes of Monday, that the United
States has surrendered none of its
rights in the overseas possessions of
Germany and that it cannot be
bound by decisions affecting those
possessions made by the league of
nations without its assent.
There is reason to believe that
the . correspondence begun in No
vember will not be closed with the
teceipt of the replies from Japan,
the expectations of American of- j
ficials are realized, details regard
ing American rights will have to be
worked out in negotiation. In the
event, however, that the four pow
ers do not find an agreement with
the- American view, there would
arise a situation, action on which
officials refused to forecast.
Shantung Not an Issue.
The Shantung settlement, which
Jas been sharply criticised, is not
at issue in the controversy. It is
learned that the phrase "overseas
possessions" was used advisedly and
it is pointed out that Shantung was
not a German possession. Kiao
Chow. also a part of that province,
was held by Germany through a
concession from China".
The view ot the Harding admin
istration on the, SJiantung settle
ment has not been stated, but this
settlement was- vigorously opposed j
e new administration leader, in
th .l.:u ,!,. I
sailles was under consideration.
The latest, notes are known to
form a third chapter, at least, in the
diplomatic exchanges with the allied
governments on mandates in gen
eral and the Island of Yap in par
ticular. Ine -American -viewpoint
was first stated by Secretary Colby
in' his notes of November 9, and
was supplemented in a note to the
league of nations council.
Notes Kept Secret.
The notes "of November 9 were
never made public nor has it been
disclosed whether the allied govern-
tHOfltr '..nl.'.J ' P 1. . . ..
'cijutu. inc note sent to tnc
council was referred by it to those
governments, the council explaining
Was a proper course smm
dealt with the Japanese mandate to !
lap, which, it was claimed, was
voted by the supreme council May 7,
1919, while the peace treaty was
Japan, however, has replied to at
east one American protest, ft u-at
received March 2, and in it japan
insisted on its right to a mandate
ever lap bv reason of tin awarA
of the supreme council. There aim
have' been reports that Tanan mad
the further point that its forces had
captured this and other Pacific isl
ands from the Germans. '
Immediate replies to, Mr.
Hughes' communications are, not
Three Irishmen Killed as
Reprisals for Shooting
Belfast, April 7. Charles Slcvin,
John Devinc and Daniel Dohcrty.
residents of Dromore, county Ty
rone, were removed from their
homes last night by armed men, and
their bodies were found outside the
village this morning. It is believes
thrv were victims of reprisals for at
tacks made upon crown forces Tues
Alleged Illegal Practices in
Material Trades Industry to
Be Scrutinized by De
partment of Justice.
Ky The Aswctatfd Fresi.
Washington, April 7 Investiga
tion ofcJlle;ral practices iit the build
ing matcrail trades is to be under
taken at once in all parts of the
country where necessary, Attorney
Geieral Daugherty announced to
Reports from some sections of the
country are hat the building ma
terial situation is "intolerable," Mr.
Daugherty said, and the Department
of Justice desires to contribute in
any way it can to improvement,
A general warning to business
that the Department of Justice will
countenance no iolations of the law
mounded f Arne
encraJ ""V ' ' .
IS .mpnauc warning,
The country,' Mr. Daugherty
said, "should take notice of a new
day and a new way," and that those
who had been guilty of illegal prac
tices should not "close their eyes."
His statement, he added, was a
"modest, but emphatic warning,"' to
those for whom it was intended and
could be regarded as an opportunity
for any of those who should mend
their ways to do so.
The attorney general said the De
partment of Justice did not intend
to harass business in any way, but
that it did intend to enforce the
law. He pointed out that while the
profiteering sections , of the Lever
act had been declared unconstitu
tional, the department still could
proceed under the Sherman anti
Mr. Daugherty was discussing'
Snrrit-.rallv the situation in the build-
ine materials industry, which he de
clared reports to the department
showed to nc "intolerable." He saici
the Department of Justice would
ask for more aid from tlie outside
than it had received heretofore and
that lawyers representing firms
should regard themselves as agents
of the Department of Justice in up
holding the law. , .
The attorney general announced
that it was the purpose of investigat
ing conditions in the building ma
terial trades wherever an inquiry
was warranted. Indictments al
ready have been returned in New
york and Chicago, he said, and com
plaints have come from Pittsburgh,
St. Louis, Cleveland and other cities.
Mail Blown to Fragments
By Nitroglycerine Blast j
i' j-' rv t -
Weed, 3a. driver ot a mtro-glycerme
truck tor he Osage Torpedo com-1
pany of Pawhuska, Ok!., was in-
u : ni i a-:i ? w
stantly killed last night when 100
quarts of nitroglycerine exploded
about five miles west of here. Weed
was alone at the time. With the
exception of a fragment of a boot,
picked up 200 yards from the scene,
no trace of the body has been found.
Friday partly jeloudy; not much
change in temperature.
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to 3(i hour. li-om iemrrturf! foliowa:
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mtnti tin tutl outh can c nindt ifel-.
Most of Money in Registered
Sack Was Consigned to
Ranks of Indianapolis
$190,000 in Currency.
Five Bandits in Gang
Chicago, 111., April 7. Indica
tions today were that the loot ob
tained in the mail robbery at the
Dearborn Street railway station
would aggregate an amount between
500,000 and $750,000.
The evidence that the loss would
be large was obtained when the po
lice recovered a mail pouch that had
been ripped open, rifled and thrown
aside. It contained money wrappeis
which showed there had been one
package of $100,000 in $1,000 bills,
.mother of $40,000 in $100 bills and '
a third of $50,000.
The pouch also had contained five
sacks each holding live smaller bags
containing currency and consigned
to various federal reserve bank
members. Most of the money was
consigned to Indianapolis banks.
Shortly after noon yesterday five
men parked an autoinoblc in a va
cant lot across Federal stn-rt from
the Polk street station loading plat
form," pulled off their coats and
started playing base ball.
Suddenly End Game
At 4:40 o'clock they suddenly,
threw down gloves, bat, and ball,
and drawing revolvers, made a dash
for the loading platform. A mail
truck, carrying a consignment of
registered mail, had just backed ur
to the platform, which was crowded
with baggage smashers and freight
. "Throw up your hands," the men
shouted. Four of them waved re
volvers menacingly at the crew of
men while the fifth shouted to Clerk
D. J. Colbert:
"Toss out the registered mail
Clerk Colbert, who had left the
federal building wjth the mail was
to accompany it until it reached its
destination in Indianapolis, lie
threw out the sack.
Sack Was Bulky.
It was bulky, and too big a load
tor the ordinary man. The robber,
described as a giant weighing over .
200 pounds, grabbed the sack with
one hand and carried it to the car
across the street. .
Two other bags containing -ordi-r.ary
mail were taken.
As the robbers started to depart
the big one darted around tlie auto.-
mobile after placing. a sack 'in. t,'
One o the other men, the only one
who frore a coat shot at the giant
before he recognized him. It is not
known whether the big man was
The mail was to leave on the
Hoosier Limited, the fast Monon
special train which pulled out of the
station at 5,:30 p. m. railroad time
Is Killed by House
By Overwhelming Vote
Lincoln, April 7. fSnecial.'tT!,
lower house killed the anti-cigaret
bill this afternoon by a vote of 59,
to 28. .
Failure to enforce past antj-cigarct
laws, sentiment of former soldiers
against the bill, economic loss to Ne
braska and gain to Iowa, which the
day before legalized the sale of cig
arets, and the fear that' continuous
passage of "blue laws" would arou-e
a contempt of all laws, were argu
ments used against the bill.
Charges that women were smok
ing cigarets on the 'streets of Lin
coln, that youths were smoking them
and tliat cigarets undermined health
were made by members supportiii
tbe bill. ...
Those opposed to the bill declared
youths and women could and did
smoke cigarets when anli-cicart
OI ,nc co J-c c-
pation voted against the-bill. 'John
O. Yeiser, jr.. was absent. A major
ity of the members of the Lancaster
delegation also vote'd to kill the bill.
Packers Seek $3,350,000
' On War Orders for Meats
. Washington, April 7. Arguments
were made in the United States
court of claims today in four test
actions, known as "the ' packers'
cases," to recover from the govern
mcnt approximately $3,,350.O0O lor'
damages sustained, it is said, by re
fusal of the War department to ac
cept 63,000,000 pounds of beef and
bacon ordered by the United States
food administration in December,
. The actions have been bronchi
I in. Armr,,, .C. I 's ' C.-.'f. 0. i
Miller and Hart and Morris & Co.
and the decision is expected to af-
feet a number ol
u Me(, b k
, J ?5.000.0tH).
, s :
number ot other suits con
kers involving moil
Ex-Crown Prince of Bavaria
Weds Princess Antoinette
Berlin. April 7. Former Crown
Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and
Princess Antoinette of Luxem
bourg were married todav at Ho
henburg castle, the Luxembourg!!
chateau near Toelz in upper Ba
varia, in the presence of the mem
bers of the Saxon and other roval
Woman Scores for Stale
In Ogden Murder Trial
Ogden. Utah. April 7. "(Jo .ihead
and kill him; in America they nevt i
do anything when girls hnot men."
Miss Jessie Ti-rmaiu testified th.it
this statement was made tv Mrs.
John Scardino. who, with her In.--band,
is on trial hero on a charge !
murdering Mike Termain. their
daughter's unwelcome suitor,
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