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The Omaha Daily Bee
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House Refuses to Accept Re
port of Second Conference
Committee on Omnibus
Movie Bill in Conference
Lincoln, April. 26. (Special Tele
gram.) the isebraska . legislature
was deadlocked again tonight over
the omnibus appropriation bill. For
four hours orators begged, rebuked
and argued with the lower house
to accept the report of the second
conference committee on the ap
Iwice a vote was taken to con
cur. Each time the best the bill
could do was to get 52 votes. Sixty
were necessary under the rules.
The memorial gymnasium and
the Fort Crook road appropriations
were not included in the original
budget and were tacked on after the
bill went to the senate. Under the
rules it takes a two-fifths vote of
the house to pass appropriations not
included in the regular budget.
Appropriations Tied Up.
With these and other appropria
tions in the omnibus bill the regular
appropriations were tied up. How
ever, late this afternoon the house
adopted rules which will call for
separate votes on the Fort Crook
road and memorial gymnasium ap
propriations, and a separate vote
also will be taken on the regular
appropriations. The conference
committee trimmed the Fort Crook
road appropriation $50"00 and the
memorial gymnasium $100,000 in an
attempt to get a concurrence.
Members of the senate watched
the debate in the lower house, as,
according to the program, the
senate would concur on the ap
propriations if the house did. But
the house , didn't and another day
must be added to the 40th session.
Falling Prices Given as Reason.
Falling prices on farm products
and scarcity of money were given
by farmer members as reasons for
voting against appropriations. State
pride was cited as a reason tor vot
ing for the appropriations.
The conference committee added
$37,000 to appropriations for the
home for women at York, $25,000
to the sildiers' home at Grand Is
land, and $40,000 was added to the
Kearney Industrial school appro
priation. The entire Douglas coun
ty delegation voted for the appro
priations. Besides the big appro
priation bill, the movie regulation
and statute revision bills are in
conference and may be considered
200 Million Spent
Last Year tor Ads
Newspaper Space Gains Favor
As Medium of Determin
New York, April 26. Newspaper
advertising throughout the country
during 1920 amounted to more than
$200,000,000, an advance of $50,000,
000 over that of the previous year
the bureau of advertising of the
American Newspaper Publishers"
association reported today.
Newspaper advertising space has
gained in favor as a medium of de
terminable results ' and of sure
economy, tlte. committee reported.
Increase of service to advertisers
has made necessary the opening of
a San Francisco office to supplement
the Chicago and New York offices.
The results of market surveys and
statistical research - were eagerly
sought by advertisers and bankers
as well as several booklets and other
literature. Total gross income of
the bureau was $58,124. Expenses
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Mother and 4 Children
Die When Home Burns
' Great Falls, Mont., April 26. The
wife and.four children of John Lam
bert were burned . to ' death today
when a can of kerosene with which a
fire was being started exploded and
set fire to the Great Northern section
house in which they resided.
The father and a 10-year-old son
jumped trom tne Durnmg Duuamg
and the latter saved his 2-year-old
sister who was asleep on the first
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Corning Farmer Found
Unconscious After Attack
Corning, la., April 26. Mr. James
Phillipsr resident alone on his farm
five miles north of here was -waylaid
in his home Thursday evening while
prepaid g his evening meal and slug
ged and cruelly beaten about his
head causing unconsciousness until
Friday evening when he was found
roaming aimlessly, about his yard.
There was no robbery committed so
far as known and all concerned are
.unable to suggest a motive for the
Bloodhounds were at once put on
the track and as a consequence a
suspect is being held in the county
Phillip's memory fails him beyond
the point of building his fire for the
evening meal I
Kansas "Wholesale Grocers
Fined $12,000 for Being Trust
Topeka, Kan, April 26. The state
supreme court yesterday ordered 3a
wholesale grocery companies in
Kansas to pay $12,000 into the slats
school fund and issued a permanent
injunction restraining them from
maintaining a trust The. action was
the result of an agreed stipulation.
The suit was brought und?r the
, Kansas anti-trust law.
Soviets Seek Trade
Pact With Germany
Riga, April 26. Immediate signa
ture of a trade agreement between
soviet Russia and Germany is being
sought by the Moscow government
through M. Scheinmann, who arrived
here yesterday on his way to Ber
lin. If possible the convention will
be signed before May 1. M. Schein
mann is understood to have been em
powered to make whatever change
in the original proposals that will
Leonid Krassin, head of the bot
sheviki trade delegation in London, is
expected to arrive in Berlin on April
It is declared the government will
seek to take advantage of the situa
tion in Germany resulting from the
allied reparations demand.
Des Moines' Officers Charged
In Formal Complaint With
Giving Protection to No
Des Moines, April 26. (Special
Telegram.) Formal charges were
presented to the civil service com
mission here today by Sheriff W. E.
Robb asking the dismissal of Chief
of Detectives John Brophy and As
sistant Chief of Police Frank
The action follows a broadside
fired by the sheriff at the police
heads in the form of numerous affi
davits in which it was charged that
Brophy and Harty had counselled
with notorious criminals as to the
commission of crime in Des Moines
and arranged to protect them. .
Robb charges the two city police
officials not only allowed criminal
conditions to exist and wilfully
failed to suppress them, but associ
ated and counseled with notorious
criminals and made arrangements
with the crooks to protect them and
have carried out these alleged graft
The recent raid, which pulled m
more than 100 persons in the police
dragnet Saturdav night, furnished
the basis- for an additional charge.
Harty and Brophy are charged with
having falsely arrested honest per
sons and kept them in custody with
out sufficient grounds to do so.
No actual evidence nor affidavits
were filed with the charges, but it is
assumed that at least a little of the
evidence which the county and state
authorities arc said to have amassed
will be presented at the. hearing
, Graves Sentenced,
Alex R. Graves, convicted of man
slaughter in connection with the
shooting of parence DevauhY was
Sentenced to eight years in the pen
itentiary here today by Judge Hubert
In pronouncing the sentence Judge
Utterback answered numerous peti
tions for Graves' parole by saying
that if Graves' record at the end of
the year was good he would recom
mend and endeavor to obtain the
Graves is still out on $10,000 bond
pending the final decision on his ap
peal to the supreme court. .
He shot Devault when he found
him out riding with Mrs.. Graves.
Requests for Funds
By June 1 , Smoot Says
"Washington, April 26. Deficiency
appropriations requested by the vari
ous government departments will to
tal $500,000,000 by June 1, Senator
Smoot, republican, Utah, predicted in
the senate. . Requests for deficiency
appropriations now on file with the
appropriations committee, he said,
The prediction of Senator Smoot,
made during consideration of the
budget bill, brought from Senator
King, democrat, Utah, the statement
that the attorney general should take
"punitive action" under the penal
statutes against department and bu
reau heads who expend money in
excess of appropriations. Senator
King added that unless this was done
soon, he would introduce a resolution
directing that action be taken to end
"this disgrace and scandal."
Law to Stop Food Gambling
Urged by Minnesota Man
"VVash'n8ton April 26. Laws re
cently enacted in Minnesota to pre
vent gambling on grain exchanges
and to provide "open markets," were
described by L. E. Potter, president
of the Minnesota Farm Bureau fed
eration, before the house agriculture
committee at" hearings on similars
measures proposed in congress.. Mr.
Potter recommended the committee
draft some kind of a bill that would
prevent gambling in the food, prod
ucts of the nation.
Floods in Arkansas.
Texarkana, Ark., April 26. Tor
rential rains last night and early to
day flooded 3.000 acres of land
around Texarkana, did property
damage estimated at mor than $100,
000 and put the city pumping station
out of commission, with the result
that Texarkana is without, fire pro
tection or water. for commercial or
residential use. v
Wise Parrot Stops .
Robbery of Home
Fort Morgan, Colo., April 26.
(Special.) A parrot prevented burg
lars from robbing the home of John
Cooper here. The prowler, had en
tered the house through a dinwod
and was ransacking the sideboard
of silverware when - wise old Polly
emitted loud screams. "Mama,
mama, come herd" she squawked.
, Cooper reached the room in time
to see the burglar fleeing through
the window, leaving the loot behind.
Demand of Members for Tim.
To Air Views Prev
Vote on Appr
By The Associated Prm.
Washington, April 26. After 'an
all-day fight over disarmament, the
house was forced to quit work to
night without reaching a vote on the
naval appropriation bill because of
the demand of members for time in
which to air their views.
. At the end of the long debate there
was pending an amendment provid
ing that no part of the appropriation
should go into new construction un
til the president had called an in
ternational conference to consider
limitation of armament. The amend
ment proposed by Representative
Connelly, democrat, Texas, was pre
cisely like one offered when the bill
was before the house in the closing
days of the last session by Repre
sentative Brooks, republican, Illinois,
and rejected by a vote of about 5 to
1. Leaders said it would be thrown
out by a similar vote when the bill
is taken up again Thursday.
The disarmament discussion broke
early in the session after Representa
tive Knight, republican, Ohio, had at
tacked the bill. The Ohio member
announced ,he would vote against the
bill because of the contemplated ex
penditure of $90,000,000 for new bat
ti;ships, the general need of economy
and the alleged questionable advan
tages of capital fighting ships in
modern naval warfare. The speech
started a veritable whirlwind of talk.
Attempts to Check Trend.
Seeing where the house was head
ing, Chairman Kelly of the subcom
mittee of appropriations in charge
of the measure, tried to stop it, with
a plea that the real disarmament de
bate be held back until the sectiou
relating to new construction had been
reached. The chairman's plea pre
vailed after a sharp verbal clash in
which Representative Huddleston,
democrat, Alabama, supported Mr.
Knight and declared general opposi
tion to big army, coast defense and
Two amendments calculated to
bring the disarmament question
squarely before the house were ruled
out on points of order and then Mr.
Connolly again stepped to the front
with a revival of the Brooks pro
posal. It stood up and held its own
against a point of order, as happened
last session, and Mr. Kelly was
pressing for a vote and final pas
sage of the bill when he w as per
suaded to permit the debate to con-
' (Torn t Ps Three. Column Four.)
Daugherty Holds U. S
Not Liable for Errors
In Slacker Draft Lists
Washington, April 28. Neither the
government' nor any individual of
ficer of the government could be
held liable at law for the erroneous in
clusion of names in the slacker
draft lists preparted by the War de
partment for publication, Attorney
General Daugherty holds, !rt an
opinion sent to Secretary Weeks.
Mr. Daugherty said the opinion did
not pass on the question of the lia
bility of newspapers for publishing
such names, but that he did not be
lieve they could be held liable, since
the lists would be official ones pre
viously published by the govern
ment. The draft slacker lists have been
prepared for some weeks, but their
publication has been held up pending
receipt of Mr. Daugherty's opinion
by Secretary Weeks.
Suit for $10,072 is'
Filed Against Convict
Lincoln, April 26. (Special.)
Russell Aker, prominent young
farmer living near Harvard, has
brought suit in the district court
here against Herbert S. Harris,
formerly superintendent of the
schools at Harvard who is now serv
ing a sentence of one to 20 years in
the penitentiary for shooting young
Aker last May. T
Aker asks for $10,072 damages.
Harris and Aker were both paying
attention to the same girl. Harris
hid in the back of Aker's automo
bile following a dance and shot and
slightly wounded him when Aker
and the girl started to drive home. '
Blame Not the Dear Girls
For Clothes, Says Cleric
Adams, Mass., April 26. Not the
girls themselves, but the trend of th;
times, was blamed for the clothes
worn by young women of today by
Rev. Thomas C. O'Connor, pastor of
St. Thomas Roman Catholic church.
in the course of a sermon delivered
at the local church. Parents should
exercise greater Watchfulness arid
strictest discipline over their daugh
ters. Rev. Father O Connor declared,
and should jet an example for young
girls to follow. The local priest di-
clared that the present styles have
their origin in Fans, but that Amer
ica is a country ot fine purpose ana
aims and that its own styles should
be good enough for its residents.
House Names Counsel to
Aid in Bergdoll Inquiry
Washington, April 26. Former
Brigadier General John H. Sher
burne of Boston was named today as
special counsel by the house com
mittee appointed to investigate the
escape of Grover Cleveland Berg
doll, Philadelphia draft dodger.
Chairman Peters announced that the
time for hearing witnesses would be
determined later in the week.
r . -tfftTes.
Debate on Knox Peace
Washington, April 26. Debate on
the Knox peace resolution was post
poned until tomorrow. No senators
were prepared to begin the discus
sion, it was explained. That the de
bate will occupy but a few days was
prerttea by leaders ot both parties.
suDstitutes tor tne Knox
are to be offered by Sen-
democrat, Utah. One
pose ratification of the
ernis of the treaty of Ver-
exclusive of the league of na
tions covenant, and another would
declare peace without repealing the
war resolutions, reserving American
rights under existing treaties.
Plans for Public
Federation of Labor Fights
Proposal of Harding Dif
ference of Opinion De
velops in Cabinet:
Washington, April 26. Flans for
creation of a new federal depart
ment of public welfare, though still
in a formative stage, haye already
aroused enough opposition to in
dicate that President Harding will
have much work to do before
whipping the project into final
The matter was up today both
at the cabinet meeting and at a
conference between Samuel Gorap
ers and other officials of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and Secre
tary Davis and Brigadier General
Sawyer, Mr. Harding's personal
representative in welfare depart
ment preliminary studies. The
lahor men voiced objections to
transfer of the children's and
women's bureau of the Department
of Labor to the proposed new de
partment and the cabinet meeting
was said to have developed a differ
ence of opinion as to what had
been done with federal educational
It was indicated that no con
clusion was reached by Mr. Hard
ing and his advisers and that the
president planned to confer with ad
ministrational officers and members
of congress before rounding out
welfare department plans first pre
sented during his " campaign and
later formally recommended to con
gress. Some administration officials are
represented as opposing any effort
to consolidate existing educational
agencies, like J.he bureau of educa
tion in the interior department, with
the -projected welfare department.
On the contrary it was said they be
lieve that a department of educa
tion should.be- .created separately,
leaving public health and related
subjects to the welfare depart
Organized labor's objections as
voiced by Mathew Woll, vice presi
dent of "the labor federation, to re
moval of the women's and children's
bureau from the labor department
rested on the contention that with
them would go supervision of
women and children in industry,
matters in which labor is held to
have a. vital interest.
Disappearance of Ship
Crew Found in Bottle
Norfolk, Va., April 26. A mes
sage purporting to explain the dis
appearance ot the captain and crew
of the schooner Carroll A Deering,
mystery ship of Diamond Shoals,
reached coast guard officials here
from Christopher C. Gray of Bux
ton, N. G, who declared he had
taken it from a bottle washed up just
north of Cape Hatteras.
"Deering captured by oil burning
boat," the message read. "No chance
to escape." It was unsigned, writ
ten in ink and partly undecipherable.
The Deering, a five-masted craft,
commanded by Captain Wormell of
Boston and with a crew of 12, sailed
from a South American port last
winter and was next heard of at
daylight on a January morning when
it was' found fast on the outer shoal
with all sail set and no signs of her
people. She has gradually disap
peared in the sands.
Allied Chancelleries at
Work on Reply to U. S.
Paris, April 26. (By The Associa
ted Press..) The allied chancelleries
are exchanging notes regarding the
points raised in the recent note of
Charles E. Hughes, United States
secretary of state, on the question of
mandates with the view of a com
It is considered improbable in
French official circles that the ques
tion will come up at the supreme
council meeting on Saturday in Lon
don. Newspaper Correspondent
Fined $1 on Libel Charge
Chicago, April 26. Leonard G.
Edwardson, Chicago correspondent
for a New York paper, was fined $1
and costs by Judge Thomas Taylor
on a charge of criminal libel against
Judge Charles A. McDonald, chief
justice of the . criminal court. The
case resulted from articles written
by Edwardson concerning reports
that the 1919 world series base ball
scandal cases would not be brought
Wood Reaches Japan.
Yokohama, Japan, April 26. The
New United States shipping board
steamer Wcnatchee, disabled several
days ago en route here on its maiden
transpacific voyage, arrived tonight
under tow of the Admiral Line
freighter Edmore. Maj. Gen.
Leonard Wood and W. Cameron
Forbes of President Harding's mis
sion to study the Philippine; situa
tion and a number of other notable
passengers were on board
Smells Gas and
Finds Girl Dead
Bluffs Woman Crawls Down
Stairs From Bed to Discover
Body of Daughter on
Floor in Kitchen.
After becoming alarmed by the
odor of escaping gas yesterday
afternoon, Mrs. Mary Frank, 143
Vine street, left the bed in which
she has been confined last Novem
ber and crawled down the stairs on
her hands and knees to the
kitchen, where she found the dead
body of her daughter, Mary, 27, a
teacher in the Eighth .avenue
school.': ' ' - "
Her death was accidental, ac
cording to Coroner Henry Cutler,
and no inquest will be held. The
young teacher had gone to the
kitchen to light the stove and heat
some water. She had been feeling
ill for two days, according to the
mother, and apparently fainted after
she had turned on the gas and be
fore she applied the lighted match
to the burned.
The kettle of water was stand
ing half over the burner from which
the gas was escaping ' and the
burned match was found 'on the
floor near her hand. She failed to
revive from the faint in time to
realize the situation and finally was
Miss Frank made her home with
her mother and brother, Dexter,
who is employed by the Monarch
Manufacturing Co. The father,
Henry L. Frank, died many years
ago. The' sister and brother had
joined in the support of their moth
er. -After discovering her -daughter's
body, Mrs. Frank managed to tele
phone the police station before she
collapsed, due to the emotional,
strain in her weakened condition.
Dr. Harry Kelly, police surgeon
was called, but could not revive
the school teacher. The mother is
Cantaloupe Growers Appeal
To Congress for Relief
Washington, April 26. Declaring
the record crop, valued at $11,000,000,
was threatened with loss . through
high freight rates, cantaloupe grow
ers of thclmpcrial valley, California,
placed their plight before western
members of congress and executive
The cost of growing cantaloupes in
the Imperial valley, this year, they
said, will amount to $1 a crate, while
the average freight charged under
present rates total $177 a crate. In
ability to market the coming crop,
they added, would mean extermina
tion of the industry.
Sugar Sells at Its Lowest
Mark Since Early War Days
Vw VnrV. Anril 26. Susar orices
reached the lowesUlevel since 1917
tcday, when another decline of 1-4
ient in the orice of refined suear was
announced by two New ,York refin
ers. The reduction brings tne cost
to the basis of 6 3-4 cents for fine
Woman Commissioned .
To Rank of Major in
Texas National Guard
Santa Fe, N. M.,' April 26. Mrs.
T. H. Baca, wife of former Adjutant
General Baca, today was commis
sioned by Adj. Gen. Henry R. Brown
to be assistant adjutant general with
the rank of major in the New Mex
ico National guard. She is the first
woman National guard officer in this
state, and it is believed in the coun
try. Mrs. Baca is given the privilege
of wearing the uniform and is en
titled to the military salute. She has
been previously a stenographer in
the adjutant general's office and was
made assistant by reason of her
thorough knowledge of military matters.
Brigadier General Edwards
And 11 Other Officers Pro
moted to Major Generals.
Washington, April 26. Nomina
tions of Brig. Gen. Clarence R. Ed
wards and 11 other brigadier gen
erals to be major generals, were con
firmed late today by the senate.
Nominations of 14 colonels to be
brigadier generals also were con
firmed. Opposition to General Edwards,
which had developed in the military
committee, was carried to the senate
floor. Senator McKellar, democrat,
Tennessee, led the fight against him
,and forced a roll call ypon which
there were only five negative vote
against confirmation. All of these
The vote for Edwards was 55, in
cluding several democratic sena
tors. A large number of senators
The senate also confirmed a num
ber of army officers to be brigadier
generals in charge of War depart
ment bureaus. Among these were
Charles T. Menoher to be chief of
the air service; George O. Squier to
be chief signal officer, and John L.
Chamberlain to be inspector general.
Charles G. Dawes of Chicago was
confirmed as a brigadier general in
the reserve corps and the senate also
approved several hundred minor
promotions in the army.
Eight Reported Dead ,
In Southern Tornado; .
Telegraph Wires Down
Hattiesburg, Miss., April 26. A
tornado hitthe town of Braxton
this afternoon and demolished every
business house except the bank.
There was no wire connection be
tween here and Braxton tonight, but
reports from Mendenhall, the coun
ty seat of Simpson county in which
Braxton is situated, said eight per
sons had been killed and a number
Braxton is a town of - about 600
inhabitants on the Gulf and Ship
Island railroad, 30 niiles from
Young Farmer Killed When
Automobile Runs Into Bank
Friend, Neb., April 26. (Special.)
Leslie Blanchard, 25, young farmer,
was killed about three miles north of
this city when his car ran into a bank
by the side of the road. BlancWard
had been in town and started to
drive to his farm home just ahead of
a storm. The body was found by
a farmer who was on his- way to
town. The, car had evidently been
overturned and righted again as the
body was lying on the ground with
a creani can under the small of the
back and ;'the' front wheel of the car
resting on the victim's throat. His
jaw was broken and chest mashed.
He was unmarried and lived with his
mother, Mrs. Martha Blanchard.
Big Increase in Pay Roll'
Of Canadian Railroad
Ottawa, Ont., April 26. The, pay
roll of the Canadian National, rail
ways increased from $43,265,881 to
$81,347,880, between June 20. 1918,
and the end of last year, A. J.. Mit
chell, vice president in charge of fi
nance, told the house of commons,
which is investigating government
owned railway and shipping. . He
attributed the' increase to the Mc
Adoo wage awards.
. The retroactive feature of the so
called Chicago awards, he asserted,
had cost the Canadian National rail
ways $4,831,385 in back pay.
Express Company Sued.
Walter Weidhaus, a hotel cook,
sued the Ieo Express company for
$10,000 in district court yesterday, al
leging he was injured by an Igo
truck at Sixteenth and Burt streets,
Without Roll Call
Prompt Action in House Prom
ised on Bill Which Was
Vetoed by President
Washington, April 26. Brief de
bate preceded the final vote on the
budget bill, which was passed to
day by the senate" without a rou
It was introduced originally by
Senator McCormick. republican, Illi
nois, passed by both the senate and
house during .the Sixty-sixth con
gress, vetoed by President Wilson
and then repassed by the house with
the sections found objectionable by
the executive stricken out. I he sen
ate, however, failed to act op the
measure after the president's-veto.
The measure, as passed today, now
goes to the house where prompt ac
tion has been promised.
The bill provides for a bureau of
the budget in the Treasury depart
ment to prepare the estimates of ap
propriations, needed by the various
departments. The bureau would
have, as its head, a director of the
budget, appointed by the president
with the consent of the senate, for
a term of seven years with an aunual
salarv of $10,000.
The offices of comptroller and
assistant comptroller of the treas
ury would be abolished under the
revised bill, and in their stead of
fices of comptroller general and as
sistant comptroller general would
Efforts of democrats were directed
toward scaling down the salaries of
offices provided for in the bill. Sen
ator Harrison, democrat, Mississippi,
.called attention to the adoptin of an
additional office in the budget bu
reau and said he was "curious why
at this time, when we are trying to
practice economy there should be an
effort by the republicans to increase
the number of offices.
Four Injured in Auto
Crash Near Beatrice
Beatrice," Neb., April 26. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Four persons were
injured in an auto accident on .the
Cornhusker highway 15 miles north
of Beatrice when a car crashed into
another machine and rolled into the
The injured, all occupants of the
ditched car, are: J. W. Kelley, leg
and arm broken; W. T. Kelly, se
riously cut and bruised; Mrs. W. T.
Kelly and her sister, severe contu
sions about head. The driver of the
othtr machine, escaped injury. The
ditched car caught fire as it rolled
over on its side, but the flames were
extinguished. The injured were
brought to a hospital here. They re
side at Beaver City and were en route
to Winfield, Kan.
Railway Employes' Head
Refuses to Preside at Meet
Cincinnati, April 26. T. J. For
ester, grand president of the Broth
erhood -of Railway Clerks, Freight
Handlers, Express and Station Em
ployes, at a meeting of the organi
zation's directors today, stated that
he would decline to serve, allowing
Acting President . E. E. Fitzgerald
to-continue as head. Mr. Forester
recently retired after years of serv
ice as one of the labor members of
the railway labor board.
Wednesday fair; not much change
' Hourly Temperatures.
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Greater Concessions Must B$
Made Before Reopening of ,
With Allies Possible. !
Cabinet Considers Nota
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING,
Chtraco Tribune-Omaha Be I.f"d Wlra.
Washington, April 6. Far
greater concessions by. Germany to
the demands of the allies must bit
forthcoming before a reopening of
the reparations negotiations will bo
possible, according to , the indica-
tions here tonight.
After a day of canftrencts be
tween Secretary of State Hughes and
the allied ambassadors on the new;
German proposals, the situation ap
peared unfavorable to the transmis
sion of the Berlin note to .the allic
by the United States as a basis ot
The ambassadors of the allied
powers pointed out to Mr. llugjiei
numerous major features of the Ger
man proposals that are wholly unac
ceptable. The Berlin tiote has beeti
in the possession of the chancellery
ies in the allied capitals since yes
terday and the British, French, Ital-4
ian and Belgian ambassadors were
receiving today the instructions of
their governments as to the attitude)
to be assumed in discussing the mat
ter with Mr. Hughes,
Final Decision Today.
Whether the allied envoys were a'
unit in rejecting the German counted '
proposition and notified Mr. Hughes
of the unwillingness of their gov
ernments to receive the proposals
formally, is not clear, but there is
every indication that Mr. Hughes
will know definitely by tomorrow the
final decisiorr of the governments
The German note, which was re-
ceived in Washington late last night,
was submitted by Mr. Hughes to the
meeting of the president and his cab
inet this forenoon. There ensued an!
extended discussion in which tho
Berlin counter proposals were an
alyzed and weighed. It does not ap
pear that the cabinet pronounced the
note a "proper basis of discussion."
though there was a general disposi
tion to regard the proposals worthy
of informal submission to the allies'
for their, opinion thereon.
It was noted that the principal con-
cession by Germany is to name a.
total reparations amount considerab
ly higher than ever before. The prin
cipal sum Germany is willing to pay
is approximately $12,500,000,000. Tha
allies have fixed tho principal sum
at $21,000,000,000. With interest
added, the total amount Germany ii
willing to pay is $50,000,000,000
(Torn toPa Three, Column Tilt.)
Cuts Off His Young
Bride in His Will
Atlantic City, N. J., April 26. G.
M. Oyster, 73, millionaire, who died
early Monday, cut his bride, 25, off
without a cent, it was reported here
Oyster was said to have added a
codicil to his will last Saturday ta
deprive the young woman of a shara
in his big estate. It is said one of
the hotel employes was a witness to
Mrs. Oyster was not with her hus
band at any time during his illness4'
which lasted several days. She tele
phoned during the night to inquiry
as to his condition. Friends of tha
bride declared that her husband had
allowed her $1,000 a week for pin
money. They were married Janu
ary 15. '
The fortune of the dead man is ti'
timated in the millions. He mads
his start as a dealer in dairy prod
ucts and established a great stock
farm of thoroughbred steers and cat
tie which have won hundreds of
prizes throughout the. country. 1
California Governor to
Decide Extradition Casfll
Sacramento. Cal., April 26. A de
cision upon the request of the stata
of North Carolina for the extraditiotj,"
from California of Mrs. Marian A,
Barrett and Ashfield Stow, charged
with having kidnaped from Ashe)j
vjlle, N. C, Mrs. Barrett's son, WilV
awarded the father, Dr. Frederick?
Barrett of New York, by the New)
York supreme court, was taken unj
der advisement by Gov. William Dj
Stephens of California.
Counsel for Mrs. Barrett contest,
ed the extradition on the ground thaf
Andrew F. Fraser. a New York at
torney, who said he represented th
boy's ' father, was acting as special
nrosecutor in the nrfwcprfinM fnr thJ
state of North Carolina and that at
criminal process was being resorte
to enforce a civil matter.. -
Landis May Be Candidate
For New Mavor of Chirasrol
Chicago, April 26. Kenesa
Mountain Landis, federal court
judge and regarded as a forceful
campaigner, may be brought out atf
t non-partisan candidate for mayor
of Chicago, if indications observed
today mean anything. Sidelight!
pointing to this possibility were seen!
as republicans and democrats met
today to name a non-partisan judi--cial
ticket to oppose the Thompson
slate. The mayoralty race is two yearl
away, but William Hale Thompson,
incumbent, has already intimated
that he will again be a candidate.
May Head War Risk Bureau
Washington. April 26. Col.
Charles Forbes of Seattle is under
stood to be under consideration by
President Harding for appointment
as director of the war risk bureau t
succeed R. G. Cholmeleyjone
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