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Senator Sterling of South Da
kota Introduces Amendment
To Knox Resolution Declar
ing Separate Peace.
v Plan Action Saturday
? By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
I t'birafo Trlbune-Omnha lire lnanl W ire.
Washington, April 28. While
Secretary of State Hughes continued
his discussion of the German counter
, proposals with London and I'aris to
day, the reparation question was un
KliectrHl v infected into the consid
eration by the senate of the Knox
resolution declaring peace with the
' Senator Nttjing of South Dakota,
republican, dratted an amendment de-
lartng that the action ot the United
Mates in restoring peace in tnis mail
er shall not be constructed as prej
udicial 10 inc position ui me .inns in
their exactation of reparations ironi
tii-rmanv. liis amendment provides.
"That this repeal ot the said joint
resolution of April 6, 1917, (the dec
laration of war with Germany) shall
not be construed as in any manner
iffcctinj? the rights of our allies or
any of them tinder the terms of the
treaty of Versailles, or as in deroga
tion of the justice of claims made
under said treaty for reparations or
indemnities against, the German
Stprlintr. having been
,,;.n,l h titniuirt fii ncarlv all
be democrats and some republicans,
is confident his amendment will be
adopted. Senator Knox sought to dis
suade Senator Sterling from offering
the amendment, asserting that it is
not germane to the peace resolution
and that it is unwise to drag the
reparations controversy into the
question before the senate.
May Go to President.
The fate of the amendment may
be determined bv the persident. If
it should be opposed by the admin
istration it probably will be defeated.
x ne senate is mucuuhu i
Knox resolution Saturday and Sen
ator Knox left for Pennsylvania to
night without having spoken in sup-
(port qf his measure. He and many
other republicans said they would
leave the talking "to those who favor
continuing the state of war."
Senator Nelson of Minnesota, re
publican, attacked the Knox resolu
tion as likely to encourage Germany
in resistance of making reparations.
. . ' j i rir
' t-A -t-fft tit Knox r-esolutian.
Itauv I , OJ3 i V , -
m' ettect, means inai vc uu"y.
our allies anct mat we rciuse 10 uh
them enforce reparations."
"Not only are we abandoning our
allies, but we are compromising our
own people and our own honor,
said Senator Underwood.
Critical Hour in Europe.
1 "The critical hour lias struck in
Europe as" to whether peace will
continue or Europe will go back to
war again. By the passage of this
resolution the restraining hand of
America is removed and we know
not what the effect will be. We
know, however, that we have sacri
ficed 100,000 American lives and have
heard it. said over and over again
that this war would have been fougln
in vain if it did not forever end
The Washington government
maintained silence on all develop-
(Torn t r&ca Two. Column Tlr:)
Howat Defies Orders
Of Union President
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Pittsburgh, Kan., April 28. Alex
ander Howat, head of the Kansas
miners union, has rejected the de
mand of the international union that
he put back at work the striking em
ployes of the Dean Coal tend Min
ing companv. . The demand was
delivered to Howat yesterday by the
; committee of,the international execu
tive board, sent here by John L.
Lewis, international president of the
United Mine Workers of America to
investigate the strike.
The use of a loading machine by
. . . . ...i.knnf ...nrl
; tne .ucan company vwiuvui
4ng the day men employed at the
tnin. Howat said, was an absolute
violation of the custom and ihe
Kansas union would not agree to it.
The operators contend that under
the contract the company had a
t men were idle.
Fairbury Woman Attempts
Suicide After Quarrel
Fairbur, Neb.. April 28. (Spe
'cial.) Mrs. Marion Kilgore of this
city is in a critical condition after an
attempt at suicide.
She and her husband quarrelled
. two months ago and he Tcft home,
JL but remained in town. Wednesday
V evening they met on the street and
resumed the quarrel. When they
separated she threatened to kill her
self. Two hours later officers forced
an entrance to her home and found
her unconscious. In her h?nd she
held an empty bottle of poison. Phy
sicians say she may recover.
Minnesota Banker Named
On Federal Reserve Board
Washington, April 28. President
Harding today sent to the senate the
name of John H. Mitchell, St. Paul
banker, to be a member of the fed
eral reserve board representing the
fr f ;t,-k.1l Koon rrtiisirfered
with other midwestern bankers. Mr.
Mitchell was tmaily selected ana, in
the event of the retirement from the
board of Governor W.. P. G. Hard
ing, stands a good chance of being
made governor of the board. Mr.
Mitchell will take the place of D. C.
Appropriations By Legislature
For Biennium Total $29,000,000
All But About $6,000,000 Will Be Raised By Taxation
Increase in Budget Over That of
1919 Is Over
Lincoln, April 28. (Special.) Ap
propriations made by the 1921 ses
sion of the legislature will total about
$29,000,000, according to a compila
tion prepared by Finance Secretary
Phil Bross. Of this sum all but
about $6,000,000 will be raised by tax
ation. The remainder of the appro
priations will be realized from fees,
licenses, cash fund receipts and mis
In 1919 the legislature appropriat
ed a total of $26,900,000 for the bien
nial period. The increase is over
The total in the official tabulation
is $28,923,652. This includes not
only the regular appropriation for a
full biennial period, but also for an
extra three months due to the fact
that the state fiscal year was changed
by the legislature to begin July 1.
instead of April 1, and the new bi
ennium will start on that date.
Mission of Wood!
Some Writers Express Opin
ion That Trip Includes Study
Of Colonial Problems
By The Afwclated Treaa.
Tokio, April 28. Passage of Maj.
Gen. Leonard Wood through Japan
on his way to the Phillipines, in ad
dition to evoking words of welcome
from the press, has inspired specula
tion by the newspapers as to how far
his mission is concerned with mili
tary matters. Some editorial writ
ers are confident that it includes the
study of colonial problems in the
Pacific, with the probable effect that
independence for the Philippine
would have on the colonies of Great
Britain, France and Holland.
Vomi Uri Shimbun declares that
if the defenses of the Philippines are
increased, it might be interpreted as
an indirect menace to Japan's in
terests in China. This, it argues,
would be certain to furnish an argu
ment for the Japanese military ex
pansionists and it urges a special
agreement between Japan and the
United States over "the rhilippine3
as the best way of removing Amer
icas suspicions of Japan.
General Wood's return
thinks, should be utilized
reach ingr of -an accord
problems of the Pacific.
In a statement from the naval
authorities, it is declared that the
navy does not expect to control the
islands under Japanese mandate. No
change is to be made in the admin
istration for the current year be
cause the anpropriation will not per
mit of additional outlay, but after
this year, it is stated, naval garrisons
will be withdrawn and simultanecus
ly the wireless installations will be
transferred to the civil administra
tion. Mining Suit of 7 Years'
Standing Is Dismissed
Duluth, April 28. Litigation of
seven years' standing came to an end
in a federal court today when a
stipulation of dismissal was filed in
the suit brought by H. J. Kruse of
Crow Wing county against C. D.
Tripp of Chicago, asking $219,744.31
damages for alleged conspiracy and
fraud growing out of a mining deal.
Kruse and Tripp, according to the
complaint went into partnership in
1913 and obtained the surface and
mineral rights of land in Crow
Wing county. The latter made ar
rangements with two concerns
through which he received more than
$200,000 in royalties of which Kruse
knew nothing, the latter charged.
Grand Opera Star to Wed
New York Man in California
Santa Cruz, Cal., April 28. A mar
riage license was issued, here for
Alice Gentle, grand opera singer,
and Jacob R. Procbstel, a native of
Oregon. Both gave New York City
as their place of residence. The
marriage will take place tomorrow.'
Mrs. Gentle -was granted a final
decree of divorce here Monday from
Robert Bruce Gentle, on grounds of
desertion. The case was not con
tested by Gentle.
Escaped Convict With 99
Years to Serve, Surrenders
McAlister, Okl., April 28. Virgil
Smith, who escaped from the Okla
homa penitentiary July 28, 1920,
while serving a 99-year sentence for
a statutory crime, . re-entered the
prison here today after voluntarily
surrendering to officers at El Paso,
Tex. Smith said he surrendered to
please his mother, according to pris
Man Blames Spinster 8
For His Being Single;
Refuses to Pay Tax
Great Falls, Mont. April 28.
Declaring that "Spinisters are re
sponsible for my not being married,
in their refusals of my wooing in th;
past, William AUinger, 35, a member
of the board of directors of the Mon
tana state f;r, notified the assessors
of Cliouteau county that he will re
fuse to pay the poll tax of $3 levied
by the last legislature upon bache
"Tax the spinsters of the same age
and I will gladly pay, but otherwise
it is class legislation and I stand
upon my rights," he declared,
"Furthermore, I refuse to get mar
ried to escape jail, and I refuse to
pay a bachelor tax to escape jail,"
Amounts appropriated .from fees
and receipts outside of taxation are:
Biennial budget bill, $5,171,279;
three months' budget bill, $944,320;
fish pond in Lincoln or Garden coun
ties. $10,000; fish pond at Peru,
$2,000; total $6,127,599.
The total amount to be raised by
taxation is $22,793,059, distributed as
,egllative Mponse t
Tombstone for Slciihen
Kelmbillarntion of disabled
llelief of tieurife AllsUuuse..
Kellf of C. K. Olson
Disabled Si.ldlcrs- relief
Relief of Margaret Sexton..
llelief of J. V. Dunn
Relief of Ortrudo it. Focht
Salaries deficiency bill
t'laima and deficiencies. . -.
officers' salaries. three
officers' diaries, biennium..
Revision of statutes
Three month' budcet bill..
Biennium budget bill
J 1 7,732
Probe Into Care
Men Is Assured
Senator Walsh Introduces Res
olution Providing for Inves
stigation of World War
Chicago Tribune-Onmlia llee l eaked Wire.
Washington, April 28. Sweeping
investigation ' of the sensational
charges of Senator Walsh' of Massa
chusetts in the senate regarding the
federal government's treatment of
disabled ex-service men was prom
Senator Walsh, at the request of
many of his colleagues, introduced
a resolution providing for an inves
tigation of the treatment of World
war veterans. The resolution was
referred to the committee on audit
and control of contingent expenses
and probably . will be reported fa
vorably within the next day or two.
Senator Walsh's resolution pro
vides for the appointment of a se
lect committee of five members,
three republicans and two democrats,
to investigate "all bureaus and agen
cies of the government dealing with
the care, treatment, insuring, com
pensation, rehabilitation and hospital
ization of veterans of the World
.It provides specifically .for inves
tigatiou..tof the "manner, " methods
and scope of the activities of the
bureau of war risk insurance, the
United State public health service
and" the fcdeal board of vocational
education," and calls for a report and
recommendations from the commit
tee for the improvement of the wel
fare of ex-service men at the earliest
in Emergency Tariff
Measure Is Revived
Washington, April 28. The senate
finance committee decided upon a
substitute draft for the exchange
equalization clause in the emergency
tariff measure. The provision irt the
bill creating a limitation of 66 2-3
per cent in calculating currency de
preciation as affecting mports was
stricken out entirely. The section was
rewritten so as to place the entire
valuation of imports either on a
home market value or the export
sales prices. Whichever of these
two prices is the higher at the time
of sale as measured in American
money, . is to be taken iri reaching
A number of. minor and technical
amendments suggested by customs
and tariff . experts have also been
placed in tie bill, which will prob
ably be reported to the senate Fri
day or Saturday. , .
Man Held as Mail Robber
Identified as Convict
Detroit, April 28. George Rogers,
held in connection with the recent
Toledo mail robbery, has been iden
tified, federal authorities announced,
as a convict who escaped from the
San Francisco jail more than a year
ago, following his conviction on a
The identification was made by
Chief of Police O'Brien' and Detec
tive Captain Mathewson of "San Fran
cisco, who said Rogers was sentenced
to life imprisonment after being con
victed of killing a bartender during
a holdup in 1916.
He had been sentenced to San
Quentin but escaped from the county
jail with another prisoner before be
ing, sent there, the officers said.
Opposed to 44-IIour Week
Xew York, April 28. The Ameri
can Newspaper Publishers' associa
tion, in annual convention, expressed
its opposition to reduction of printers
hours below 48 a week and endorsed
"efforts of its members who are en
deavoring to maintain the 48-hour
week and pledges them its co-operation
The convention authorized the ap
pointment of a committee, to nego
tiate with four, international unions
for new arbitration contracts in place
of those expiring April 30, 1922.
Sidney Garage and 23 Cars
Burn; Loss About $80,000
Sidney, Neb., April 28. (Special
Telegram.) A spectacular fire at 2
this morning destroyed the Buckner
and Dunlayy garage containing 23
automobiles and trucks. The loss is
estimated at $80,000, covered by $35,
000 insurance. O. R. Owens was
owner of the building
U. S. Fleet
station s Sea
i or rirsi lime
Over 60 Vessels in Line
II; The Associated Treat.
Old Point Comfort, Va., April 28.
The Atlantic fleet, bringing back a
new record for accomplishments
from its southern drill ground,
passed in ceremonial review before
President Harding today as it en
tered home waters in Hampton
i Roads. . ,
j More than-60 ships of war, led by
! the flagship Pennsylvania, were in
the long column that filed by to pay
a commander-in-chiefs honors to the
president as he stoud with Secretary
Dcnby and a party of officials on the
bridge of his yacht, the Mayflower.
A low cloud curtain screened the
sunlight from the pageant, softening
the grim lines of deck and turret.
The fleet wore the serious gray now
used in peace and war alike.
President on Yacht.
It was a few minutes past 9
o'clock when the Pennsylvania, pass
ing the reviewing ship, opened up
the thunder of her presidential sa
lute, and before the 21 guns had
been spent the next ship in line took
up the firing, while the Mayflower's
batteries spoke in acknowledgement.
The cannonade continued in almost
unbroken roar until the review was
Crews of the battleships manned
the rails in living walls of blue as
the fighting craft steamed by. On the
quarter deck of each the marine
guards snapped to "present arms"
opposite the Mayflower, and the
bands played the opening bars of
the Star Spangled Banner. In return
the presidential yacht paid the proper
honors to the senior officer on each
passing ship, firing a salute, how
ever, only to the Pennsylvania.
Harding's First Review.
It was Mr. Harding's first review
of any part of the nation's sea power
since he assumed office and it was
the navy's first opportunity to salute
With Admiral Wilson, fleet com
mander, on the Pennsylvania, was
Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, who
made the cruise from Guantanamo
with the fleet.
Following the Pennsylvania came
the battleships Oklahoma, Nevada,
Arizona, Utah, Florida, Delaware,
North Dakota, Michigan, South
Carolina and Connecticut, the Utah
flvinrr the flatr of Vice Admiral H. P.
Jones, commanding -the -.battleship
force. Close beluncl the Dattiesmps
was the tender B-lackhawk leading
three divisions of six destroyers each
and 13 submarines of the O and K
classes. Tliey were followed by a
number of mine force vessels and
ships of. the supply train, headed by
the cruiser Columbia, flagship of
On the submarines a little group of
men on the decks almost awash
stood rigidly at attention as the sub
mcrsiblcs slipped by the reviewing
Jefferis Assists in .
War Scandal Probe
Washington, D. C, April 28.
(Special Telegram.) Congressman
Jefferis, whose work on the special
committee to investigate war expen-
.n tUe l-ict -nnorrpes attracted
so much favorable comment through
out the country, has been cioseiea
for several days with officials of the
Department of Justice going over
the testimony taken by the commit
tee with special reference to the pur
chase of leather goods and harness
during the war.
While Mr. Jefferis refused to say
what action, if any, the department
contemplated, he did say that some
of the officials were of the opinion
that gross irregularities had been
committed and that an effort should
be made to bring the offenders to
Bill to Permit Liquor Sales
on Steamers Introduced
Washington, April 28. Sale of
liquor on passenger steamers of
American and foreign registry be
yond the three-mile limit would be
authorized under a bill introduced
by Representative Edmonds, repub
lican, New Jersey.
The fight for liquor aboard such
ships was made before the house
judiciary committee last session, but
the bill, was not reported. Chair
man Benson of the shipping bocrd
advocated modification of the law
to permit American passenger steam
ers to compete with foreign vessels
not restricted by prohibition regula
tions. Opera Singer Weds.
Santa Cruz, Cal., April 28. Alice
Gentle, operatic singer, and Jacob R.
Proabstel, secretary of a musical bu
reau of New York City, were mar
ried here today, the ceremony being
performed by Rev. Irving B. Bristol,
a Methodist minister. The couple
left for Los Angeles on their honey
moon. Illinois Votes to Pass
On Soldier Bonus in 1922
Springfield, 111., April 28. The Il
linois senate passed the soldier bonus
bill today. The people will vote in
1922 on a $55,000,000 bond issue to
nav bonuses of $15 a month for each
i month of military service with a
maximum of $300.
Nebraskans in Capital.
Washington, D. C, April 28.
(Special -Telegram.) Frank A. Beg
and Herman J. Krausc of Alliance
arc in Washington on income tax
William Estill, of Walthill, Neb.,
is in the city for a few dajf.
Measure Carrying Appropria
tion of $396,000,000 Adopt
cd By 212 to 13 With-
out Roll Calf.
t'hlrtio Tribune-OmaliK llee J.eni.ed Wire.
Washington, April 28. The navy
appropriation bill which provides for
expenditures of approximately $396,
000,000, was adopted by the house
today by 212 to 15 without impor
tant changes, despite the efforts of
several democrats to obtain amend
ments that urge upon the president,
early action in calling an interna
tional conference on disarmament..
Request for a roll call on some of
the amendments and on the final
action on the bill were defeated and
the bill was adopted by a "rising"
vote. A large majority of the dem
ocrats joined with the republicans.
The amendments added to the bill
were offered by Representative Mar
vin Jones, democrat, of Texas, and
Representative Stephens, republican,
The former provides that money
shall be expended only for work on
vessels now under construction; the
latter prevents expenditures for
buildings or port station unless speci
Charges. Abuses of Funds.
Mr. Stephens said that there had
been serious abuses and that money
had been spent without proper ac
counting. It was evident that all amendments
which would force the hand of Presi
dent Harding in calling an interna
tional disarmament conference at an
early date or even urge upon him
such action, would meet with defeat
after Floor Leader Mondell made a
statement defending the course of
the administration. Mr. Mondell was
opposing a proposed amendment of
fered by Representative Connally of
Texas, which provided that none of
the money for construction purposes
should be available until the presi
dent had issued invitations for such
"There is, in my opinion, a very
strong sentiment in the country in
favor of action looking to an inter
national agreement or understanding
relative to the limitation of arma
ments," said Mr. Mondell. "It is
very evident that the sentiment in
favor of securing such an agreement,
if possible, is very strong in the
Favors Early .Conference.
"It is my hope and expectation
that in the no distant future, and 1
trust before the close of the present
session, action may1 be taken looking
to providing for the consideration
of th question of the reduction of
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Of Murder Charge
Mexicans, Tried for Columbus i
Raid, Found Not Guilty on
First Jury Ballot. ,
f Anril ?S Ml f
the 16 Villistas were acquitted here
this afternoon of charges of murder
in connection with the raid on Co
lumbus. N. M. The verdict was
reached on the first ballot. The jury
was out 35 minutes.
There are still five indictments
against. the Mexican prisoners, charg
ing murder in connection with the
raid, but these will be dismissed. Dis
trict Attorney Forest Fielder stated,
following the verdict.
The prisoners are still held in the
Luna county jail, pending dismissal
of the indictments, but will be re
leased within a few days and con
ducted to the border, Mr. Fielder an
nounced. ' "I am satisfied with the verdict,"
District Attorney Fielder announced.
"I feel that it brings the best solution
to the problem. The Columbus raid
is now a closed incident.
"I felt that the men should have
been hanged if guilty and acquitted
if innocent and for that reason filed
the complaint against them in first
Chicago Kids Barred From
Streets By Curfew After 10
Chicago, April 28. Chicago's cur
few bell will ring for the first time
on the night of May 5. Mayor
Thompson permitted the ordinance
to become effective without his sig
nature. The ordinance provides that chil
dren 16 years of age and under must
be off the streets between the hours
of 10 p. m. and 6 a. m. unless ac
companied by an adult.
Hebron Man Dismissed on
Charge of Breaking Dry Law
Hebron. Neb., April 28. (Special.)
Harry Baync was dismissed at his
preliminary hearing on charges of
manufacturing and selling intoxicat
ing liquor. The court held that the
evidence was insufficient. The hear
ing of William Risor, on whose farm
still was found, w-il Ibe May 5. .
Hoskins Bank Cashier
Held in Jail at Wayne
Hoskins. Neb.. April 28. (Spe
cial Telegram) H. H. Barge, cashier
of tb Farmers State bank here, is
in jail at Wayne. The county attor
ney says that no charges hive been
placed against him yet. The bank
was closed by the state examiner last
Well-Known Musician Dies.
Portland. Ore.. April 28. Joel B.
Ettinger, Portland business man and
band leader, died today. While living
in Pennsylvania 12 years ago. he was
director and soloist of several bands.
With 80 Indians from Carlisle
school, he toured Europe and gave
concerts at the Buffalo exposition.
Hermit Leaves Fortune
tar 4 v ,
Calvi SUver:s PeScMi-z
900 Germans to
Be Put on Trial
For War Crimes
Seven Judges Will Sit as Court
and Will First Hear Wit
nesses Against Minor
Berlin, , April ,28,-f-Nine hundred
Germans, , whose punishment . has
been' demanded bv . the, entente-for
war crimes will face trial at Leip
sic bCttinnins: May 23. Seven judges
will sit as the court and will 1irst
hear witnesses, against minor of
The trials of Xon-Commissioned
Officer Heine, charged with abus
ing prisoners; Captain Mueller, com
mander at the prison camp at Flavy-Le-Martel
and Private Neuman, w-ho
is allesed to have, maltreated pris-
oners at 'the prison camp at Pom-
mcrensori, win oe inc .iirsi io uc
tried. Forty-seven . witnesses have
been called from England-to testify
in the first three cases. .,
t Tlip ministrr nf iiiticp Vfsterdav
"Only men charged with the com
mission of specific crimes will be
tried at first. We have made every
possible effort to insure . fair and
impartial hearings. The British,
French and Belgian r governments
will have representatives -at the trials,
but Germany will conduct the prose
cution and the defense. I am able
to declare positively that political, or
other undesirable interests will not
be allowed to influence the proceed
Rail Crafts to Prepare
Uniform Set of Rules
Chicago, April . 28. A meeting of
the general chairmen of the railroad
shop crafts will be held here Mon
day and Tuesday, to draw up auni
form set of rules which the unions
will advocate in place of the rational
agreements, which have been ordered
abrogated by the railroad labor
board, effective July l. The rules
will be presented to the railroads by
negotiating committees representing
the crafts on each road.
A committee of.. 100 shop craft
men, now is working on these rules
which will be offered as a basis for
all negotiations with the railroads,
various changes being made to meet
local conditions. -
Passengers Badly Shaken
When Train Is Derailed
Ahoona, Pa., April 28. Pennsyl
vania railroad passenger train No.
64, known as the New York ex
press, was derailed late tonight at
Bennington; 10 miles -west of this
city. No passengers were killed or
seriously injured, but several of
them were badly shaken up. The
engineer was hurt and the fireman
is missing. ... - ' ,
The locomotive and four coaches
of the train, which was east bound
from Chicago, left the .rails and
Will Give Opera to Start
Fund for Community House
Cozad. Neb., April "26. (Special
Telegram.) "Polished Pebbles," an
opera with a cast of 45 local persons,
will be given at the Rialto theater
here Friday night, April 29. The
proceeds will be given to start a fund
for the erection of , a community
Committee Clerk Named.
Washington. D. C, April 28.--(Special.
Telegram.) George A.
Carrico of Hastings : has been ap
pointed clerk to the committee on
election of president, -vice president
and representatives hr congress, , of
which Congressman Anderson is
chairman, ' -, .
An amazing story hM been re
vealed in the death of Calvin Amory
Stevens. Stevens, a millionaire,
lived as a recluse while his wife and
daughter lived in a mansion in
Brooklyn. It 'is estimated he left a
$13,000,000 estate. A tew days be
fore his death, his daughter, Kath
erlne, eloped with Richard Fagau,
20, Dartmouth student. Airs. Fagan
is 3 8. The illustration shows Mrs
Jessie I. Stevens, his widow, his
daughter, Katherinc, and Calvin
Stevens de Sousa, 5-year-old grand
son, who are expected to share in the
Burned Child Is
Saved With Skin
Given By Mother
Six-Year-Old Girl . Smiles
Bravely Although Hovering
Between Life and Death
Skin was grafted from the thighs
of a Council Bluffs mother Wednes
day to save the life of her daughter
suffering from -severe burns in
Mercy hospital. .
Both were reported doing nicely at
the hospital yesterday.
The daughter, Audrey Kiger, 6,
3604 Fourth avenue, suffered the
burns , when her clothing became
aflame from a bonfire Jiar her Jiomc,
Her body, arms and legs were
severely scorched and in several
places, the flesh was burned from
But her head and face escaped
uninjured, and her beautiful golden
hair was. only singed. . .
Girl Smiles Bravely.
She has been hovering between j
life and death since then in Mercy
nospnai. but not once nas she cried,
staunchly keeping a wan little smile
on her face through all the pain.
Wednesday attending surgeons de
cided skin grafting would be neces
sary, to save the little girl's life.
The mother, Mrs. Guy Kiger, at
once insisted that the skin be taken
from her own body.
Operation Is Success.
Both the mother and daughter
were ; anaesthetized and the opera
tion performed successfully. .
Only enough skin was taken from
the mother, however, to cover half
the burned area of the little girl's
body, the doctors said, and another
similar operation will be necessary
probably in 10 days. "
The doctors declared the mother
would not be permitted to give
more skin at that time, and that
they will probably call for volun
teers. Flood Forces Missouri
Families Out of Homes
Foplar Bluff,- Mo.. April 28. Ap
proximately 100 families were driven
from their homes in the East Poplar
Bluff district when the section was
inundated after the Black river levee
gave away, as the result of heavy
In many parts of the town the
water is 10 feet deep and it is. ex
pected extensive damage will result.
Train service over the Missouri
Pacific north of Poplar Bluffs has
been halted since yesterday.
House Immigration Bill
Delayed in Reaching Senate
Washington, April 28. Prospects
that the immigration restriction bill
passed by the house last week, would
reach the president's hands this week
vanished when the' senate immigra
tion committee adjourned without
action, to meet again Friday.
The house amendment excepting
aliens under religious persecution
from the restrictions of the bill met
Senate Committee Acts -
Favorably on Tariff Act
'Washington. April 28. The emer
gency tariff bill designed for the re
lief of the farmers and to check
dumping of foreign goods, was or
dered favorablv . reported today ' by
the senate finance committee.
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Danger of Additional Agencies
Of Government Pointed Out
By McKclvie in Explain
ing His Act.
Legislature Ad j o u r n s
Lincoln, April 28. (Special.)
Nebraska's motion picture censor
ship bill, passed by the legislature
last night, was vetoed by Governor
McKelvie at noon today.
The state legislature adjourned at
11 today sine die, establishing a rec
ord in Nebraska for length of time
Today marked the 91st flay of the
session for the lower house and the
83d day for the senate.
With his veto on the censorship
bill the governor issued a lengthy
statement on his reasons for so do
ing. Decries New Agencies.
"I wish to refer to the danger,"
said this statement, "that lurks in
the creation of additional boards and
agencies of government, the need for
which is doubtful and taxation for
which is ever increasing.
"I wish to point out the fruitful
field of dissension, discontent and
resentment that is developing in the
public mind b'y this sort of regu
latory legislation. '
But these are minor points when
compared to the larger theory of
free government which is our
fundamental law which we have al
ways cherished and believed in.
Movies Not Alone.
"The same criticism made against
motion pictures in things they por
tray, might also be made of the
legitimate stage, the most popular
books of fiction and the press.
"Murder, manslaughter, homicide,
burglary, offenses against women,
fraud, embezzlement, marital in
fidelity, divorce and every other
crime is told and retold in the col
umns of the daily press, but 1 ven
ture the assertion that it would be
a very small minority of our people
who would favor censorship of this
character of. news.
"Certainly. . then, it is not con
sistent to censor motion pictures
unless you censor the : press, and
motion picture censorship is the
first step toward censorship of the
press. " . '
Cites Better Remedy.
"There is a finer remedy for
these ills than by state laws.
"It is the law of personal control,
with embodying strength of charac
ter, moral rectitude, the belief in an
infinite God,-temperance of action,
tolerance for the rights of others
and the precepts of the Golden Rule.
"I do not question the justice of
criticism of the influences some pic
tures have upon children.
'The obligations of keeping these
pictures from the children lies upon
(Torn to rage Thrra, Column One.)
p T " 1 A
f OUJ Irishmen Are
Executed at Cork
Cork, April 28. Four men con
victed of making war against British
crown forces were executed by a
firing squad at the military barracks
here this morning. . They were
Patrick O'Sullivan, Maurice Moore,
Patrick Ronayne and Thomas
Mulcahy. ' -
Moore and O'Sullivan were con
victed of levying war and attacking
British crown iorces at Clonmult,
County Cork, February 20. Mulcahy
and Ronayne were convicted of a
similar offense' committed near
Mourne Abbey, February 15.'
This makes a total of 11 men exe
cuted here during the' last few
months. . .
Slayer of Mail Clerk
Gets 23-Year Sentence '
Minneapolis, April 28. Delbert .
Smith, 19 years old. who confessed
that he robbed a Northern Pacific .
mail car near Little Falls. Minn.,
February 18 and fatally wounded Z.
E. Strong,- a mail clerk, was sen
tenced to 25 years in the federal peni
tentiary at Leavenworth Kan., by
Judge Morris in federal court today.
He will be taken to prison tonight.
Smith was arrested several weeks
after the robbery at Salt Lake City.
He pleaded guilty.
Cummins Asks Reasonable
Freight Rates for Coal
Washington, April 28. Informal ' , .
request that seasonal rates on anthra
cite and bituminous coal be initiated
with the lowest schedules applying
to summer months, was made of the
Interstate Commerce commission by
Chairman Cummins of the senate in
terstate commerce committee.
Tlie request was transmitted orally
by Senator Cummins at the sugges
tion of committee members.
Negroes Will Control New
National Bank in Chicago
Chicago, April 28. The first na
tional bank to be controlled by -negroes
the Douglas National Bank
of Chicago today received its
charter from the comptroller of the
currency. Only one white man, the
chairman of the board, is connected
with the bank.
The stock is to be sold exclusively
to Chicago negroes.
Reduction of Third in
Passenger Fares. Proposed
Washington. April 28. A flat re
duction of 33 1-3 per cent in passen
ger rates through the sale of mileage
books, was proposed In a bill intro
duced by Representative Flood,
democrat, Virginia. It would direct
the Interstate Commerce commission
to issue books of not less than 1,000
miles at this reduction from the
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