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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. L NO. 46.
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p An Editorial For Omaha
The city campaign is virtually over. The candidates
and their advocates have made their speeches and mailed
their circulars. The 70,000 voters are now to determine
whom they shall chooge to run their city government for
the next three years to spend $20,000,000 of public
funds to safeguard their life, health and property to
protect the innocent from temptation and the weak from
Who are these men to be?
Two slates have been made up by joint action of the
candidates and managers, self-appointed or named by
them. Each includes seven men. The two have joined
issues and the issues have centered largely in abuse or
defense of the police administration.
The Bee is not in sympathy with all that has been
said and done in behalf of either slate. It is not in sym
pathy with the entire personnel of either slate. Nor is it
disposed to accept the issue fixed by these two groups as
the only or paramount issue.
Police administration is one issue, but there are
others. The city should have business brains to conduct
what is, after all, one of the biggest business projects of
the community. It needs men of broad and far vision,
who can plan for the future, avoiding the costly mistakes
of ignorance or expediency. It needs men of experience,
trained by private or public work, who know what is to be
done and how to do it. ,
The city commission moreover should be representa
tive not of one faction, but of all. Those who do not think
prohibition a panacea for all human ills should not be
ruled oui of all voice in governmental affairs, any more
than should all prohibitionists be forced without the pale.
The business interests of Omaha should not be given ex
, elusive control of the city government, but neither should
. their interest be entirely overlooked. The line should not
be drawn against Catholic or Protestant, Jew or Gentile, .
laboring man or rich man, reformer or reactionary pro
vided only that there is honesty of purpose and of action.
Insofar as seven men can represent the composite thought
of the community, these men should represent Omaha as
, city commissioners.
These reasons lead The Bee to favor the election of the
i six present city commissioners who seek another term.
W. G. Ure has had a long record of distinguished
public service as county commissioner, city and county
treasurer, and city commissioner in charge of finance.
His knowledge of public affairs, his devotion to the public
interest, his corrimand of a difficult situation for the bene
fit of the ordinary folk was never better shown than when
he recently fought the Nebraska Power Co, to a stand
still, cut electric light rates to 35,000 ordinary users and
forced the big users to pay their fair share of the burden.
J. Dean Ringer has been police commissioner for the
last three years. He has recognized the fact that the
people want and are entitled to be safe from criminals
and criminal acts, safe too from becoming the prey of un
scrupulous privileged interests. No one has successfully
challenged his faithful purpose to enforce the law' and
none can truthfully, in the face of the definite record of
. achievement doubt his performance of duty with a mini
mum of scandal, without favoritism and with complete
freedom from any "boss."
Roy N. Towl is a trained civil engineer, of long ex
perience in this work, familiar with the city's problems
eW and a believer in Omaha's future. He has vision ; he sees
the Omaha of 1950 as well as that of 1921 ; he knows what
must be done to make it a safe and good place in which
to live, and how to do it. He is the only candidate with
special training for the direction of public works.
Harry B. Zimman has a rare knowledge of city gov
ernment, in theory and practice. He has risen from the
ranks of the plain people and is one of them still in thought
and sympathy. He is a vigorous defender of what he be
lieves to be right and represents that section of public
opinion which favors a tolerant as well as a positive en
forcement of law.
Dan B. Butler is a veteran in city affairs. Three
times he has' been elected a city commissioner and twice
before city clerk. No other candidate has been given the
voters favor for city office as many times.
Thomas Falconer is one who won election three years
ago simply and solely by reason of personal friendship
and the faith of hundreds of individual supporters in his
intelligence and fairness. He has made good in the park
department and that gives him added strength in this
These are the six commissioners seeking re-election.
Five are republicans, one is a democrat; they are not all
of one church or one class; they do not look upon prohibi
tion with a single mind, nor upon .many another issue.
They are not subject to dictation by any single group.
They may or may not do at all times what The Bee or
some other newspaper thinks should be done.
But these men are honest, capable and fair. They
know their jobs. Combined, they have a grasp of city af
fair and an ability to work for the city's interest which,
- The Bee believes, no other group possesses. They have
s carried on the city government for three years on a rising
marKci, wuuuui - . - 0-
,5 mental body which has practised such economy. They
have retired :$eoz,uuu or cuy Donas in mree years, com.
pared with their predecessors' record of $40,000. They
have cut electric light rates from 6 to 5 1-2 cents. They
have extended the public recreation facilities, enforced
real inspection of public contractors' work and established
new' standards of service among all classes of city em
ployes. - . ,
The Bee does not claim that all virtue is confined to
these six men. It does not seek to foist its own beliefs upon
anyone else. Each voter should make up his own mind
and his own slate. But, as one part and parcel of Omaha,
The Bee believes that Omaha can best be served by keep
ing these men at the helm.
U.S. Submarine Aground
Is New London Report
New London, Conn.; April 30.
jUnited States submarine 0-10 was
reported aground off Montauk Point
early today. Capt. Frank D. Bcr
, ricn, commander of the submarine
base here, immediately sent to its
assistance the big naval tug Lykens.
A later report said the Lykcns was
held up bv heavy fog.
The 0-10 was returning from the
review of the Atlantic fleet at
Hampton Roads by President Hard
ing on Thursday. The crew is coni-
nnc.il r( thr fiffirrrs and 26 enlist-
ed men, under command ot Licuten-
Montauk Point. N. Y.. April 30.
Members of the coast guard station
at Napeague Beach who went to the
aid of the United States submarine
lr rff XfnntanL- Pninf said
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1 the undersea craft was in good con-
,'dition and that the crew
leave it, .
Wireless From Haywood
Says Will Return to U.S.
Chicago. April 30. The first di
rect word from "Big Bill" Haywood,
I. W. W. leader now in Russia,
reached Otto Christensen, his at
torney, today. A wireless message
from Christiana, dated April 25,
said that Haywood had arrived in
Moscow and was attending the con
ference of trade industrial unions
and the third Internationale.
The message also added that Hay
wood would return to the United
States after the conference and it
was expected that he would im
mediately give himself up to serve
his 20-year sentence at Leavenworth
prison for violation of the espionage
Powell Finds Business Good
Clarke G. Powell of the Powell
Supply company has returned from
a two weeks' trip in the east. , He
says he found conditions in the au
tomobile business picking up with
manv factories working overtime to
gct out orders.
Wholesale Buyers of Electricity
Start Referendum on Or
dinance Passed by City
Hope to Tie Up Execution
An attempt to prevent tiie reduc
tion of eiectrfc light rates from 6
to 5 1-2 cents was started yester
day. Wholesale buyers of electric power,
whose discriminatory low rates were
wiped out by the ordinance approved
last week by Commissioners Ure,
Towl, Ringer, Falconer and Mayor
Smith, began to circulate petitions
for a referendum.
These corporations, including the
packing houses and flour mills, have
been paying less than cost for elec
tricity, the small user making up the
deficit. The new ordinance forces
them to pay at least cost.
Big Users Object.
The letter accompanying the peti
"These petitions will suspend the
operation of the ordinance and give
an opportunity for further effort to
secure justice for Omaha manufactur
ers and power users.
W. J. Coad of the Omaha Flour
Mills is the man in charge of cir
culating the petitions. The Omaha
Flour Mills have been paying 8.3
mills per kilowatt for electricity,
slightly over four-fifths of 1 cent.
Small users hate been paying 6 cents.
Circulators are urged to return
petitions not later than Monday, the
day before the city election. Inas
much as the petitions need not be
filed under the law until May 10,
politicians are wondering if some ef
fort will be made to use them in be
half of the Dahlman "United Seven"
ticket, which is being generally sup
ported by those who oppose the rate
Accompanying the referendum are
petitions initiating a new ordinance
fixing the primary rate at 51-4 cents
and cutting the rates of big users
even from present rates in some in
stances. This proposal cuts the rate
of the Cudahy Packing company ap
proximately $7,000 a year, one-fourth
as much as it cuts all of the 35,000
Plan for Delay.
Circulators of the petitions expect
to get signatures because of the sop
offered in the additional one-fourth
cents cut to small users. Before th;s
could be effective, a special election
would have to be held and the case
is subject to contest in the courts.
If the referendum fails to secure
sufficient signatures, the cut pro
posed in the Ure ordinance will be
effective May 10.
Wages On Shipping
Fifteen Per Cent Cut in Effect
At Midnight Attitude
Men Will Take
Washington, April 30. Just one
concrete result came' out of confer
ences .here looking to a settlement
of the . wage dispute between the
American ship owners, the shipping
board and the marine workers. That
was an order by Chairman Benson
to all operators of government mer
chant craft to reduce wages 15 per
cent, effective at midnight tonight.
Apparently none of these partici
pating in the conferences was pre
pared to say what would be the full
effect of the order. William S.
Brown, president of the Marine En
gineers Beneficial association, said
the engineers had been instructed not
to sign articles calling for wage cuts,
while Andrew Furuseth, president of
the. International Seamen's union,
stated that the members of his union
had voted against signing such ar
-Chairman Benson's order came
while President Harding and his
secretaries of labor and commerce
were consulting on the advisability
of appointing a commission of three
to mediate the controversy. The sug
gestion that such a commission be
named, was made by the union oper
atives who agreed to abide by any
award it would make.
WHERE TO FIND-
The Big Features of
The Sunday Bet
The Dear Girl's Place Is Part 4,
"The Marriage That Was Ar
ranged," By Bertha Ruck Part 4,
Spring Blossoms Rotogravure
Section, Page 1.
"Hello-Good-Bye," By Jack Lait
Part 2, Page 10. -
Gibson Cartoon Part 4, Page 8.
Editorial Comment Part 4,
"The Married Life of Helen and
Warren" Part 2, Page 6.
Sports News ?nd Features Part
3, Pages 1 and 2.
"Macbeth." Made Over Into a Mu
sical Comedy, by James J. Montague
Part 4, Page 6.
Music News Part 4, Page 5.
"Letters From a Home-Made Fa
ther to His Son" Part 1, Page 10. -"Heart
Secrets of a Fortune Teller
Part 1, Page 8.
Children's Page Part 4, Page 2.
In Ak-Sar-Ben Drive
Hustlers for membership in Ak-Sar-Ben
will corral Omaha business
men this week in a general roundup
of 5,000 new members, Charles
Gardner, secretary of Samson, an
This week will be designated "Ak-Sar-Ben
week," according to a decree
of King Ak.
"Hustle in a member," will be the
slogan of the hustling committee
comprised of the members of the Big
Five clubs, comprising the Concord,
Rotary, Kiwanis, Lion and Ad Sell.
The Concord club heads the Big
Five with a membership of 582. Ro
tary is next with a total of 167. Ki
wanis members obtained 108, while
the Lion club handed in 77 and the
Seven Days To
France and Belgium Oppose
Plan on Ground Enough
Time Already Has Been
By Tbe AisocTated Preaa.
London, April 30. An ultimatum
to Germany, giving her seven days
from May 1, to comply, with or re
fuse the allied reparations demands
was being advocated by the British
representatives to the allied confer
ence here. The session was called
for 4 p. m.
This proposal was opposed by the
French and the Belgians on the
ground that it was unnecessary, that
the Germans had had sufficient time.
Information has been received by
the French delegation that, unofficial
American advisers at Berlin are urg
ing members of the German cabinet
to accept the allied terms agreed up
on in Paris last January. In this
agreement the allies demanded 226
billion gold marks in addition to the
collection of a 12 per cent export tax
on German goods.
English Envoy on Hand.
Baron De Abernon, Britisii ambas
sador to Germany, has arrived from
Berlin with the most recent declara
tions from Foreign Minister Simons
as to what Germany can do.
Determination on the part of
France to order her tgoops into the
Ruhr district of Germany in default
of payment of reparations to the
allies was expressed to Prime Min
ister Lloyd George by Premier
Briand. The two premiers met for
an iafoojil copfcrencc this morning
and planfi.td ' later to meet Count
Sforza Italian foreign minister on
his arrival in London.
It was not expected that tbe
United States would be represented
at either the informal conversations
or at the meeting of the supreme
council. It was made plain that
r. Lloyd George, who was chosen
the presiding officer had not ex
tended an invitation to President
Harding .to have a representative
present. The . prime minister had
taken the view, it was pointed out
that initiative in this matter rested
entirely with the Washington gov
ernment. Crisis Rumors Prevalent.
Reports of an impending minis
terial crisis in Berlin were current.
Indication was given however, that
Berlin was expected to make at least
one more move to prevent occupa
tion of the Ruhr region.
Hope for an adjustment of the
present situation by common accord
was expressed by Count Sforza, ths
Italian foreign minister, who arrived
in London during the morning.
"I do not' deny that the situation
is a serious one," he said in conversa
tion, "but the ultimate aim of the en
tente powers is the same and, there
fore, I have not lost hope of a settle
ment being reached in common ac
cord. "Italy," he continued, "is quickly
recovering by its own efforts and
sacrifices from what a year ago was
regarded as a very serious economic
and financial situation.. If only for
this reason, I regard peace and tran
quility as a supreme necessity."
German Cabinet to Quit
Paris Learns From Berlin
Paris, April 30. A Berlin dis
patch t'oday quotes the Vossischc
Zeitung as declaring that the resig
nation of Chancellor Fehrenbach and
Foreign Minister Simons will fol
low the ' presentation of the reply
from Washington to the German
note on reparations.
Woman in Car Strangled
To JDeath by Four Bandits
South Orange, N. J., April 30.
Four masked bandits today held up
an automobile in which Mrs. Celeste
Casssese, of Orange, was returning
from a visit to a sick friend. When
she screamed, one of the men leaped
into the tonneau and choked her to
death. Meanwhile the others covered j
her chauffeur, Michael Selito, with re-'
MacSwiney's Brother Makes
. Escape From Prison Camp
Cork, April 30. fBy The Asso
ciated Press.) Sean MacSwincy,
brother of the late Lord Mayor Mac
Swiney, with two other Sinn Feiners
under internment, escaped today
from the Spike Island internment
camp. They overpowered the guard
while working outside the fort and
seized a motor boat on the shore.
Semenoff Forces Keep Up
Offensive Against Chita
Peking. April 30. General 13aron
Ungern-Stemberg, chief lieutenant
of General Semenoff, is renewing his
offensive against Chita, according to
Harbin reports. His men are said
to be fighting troops of the Chita
government near Pctrovsky, between
Vcrkhne-Udinsk and Chita.
,- j-r. t&r&im to End War With Germany on Technical Vaai
In o Hi
Authorities Say Equipment In
sufficient for Half Fleet Even
In Peace Wholly Un
prepared in Wrest.
To Spend $157,738,350
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Cblrago Trlbnne-Omaliai Bn Lnd Wire
Washington, D. C, April 30. Be
cause of the inadequacy of naval
bases the United States, according to
navy authorities, is totally unpre
pared to fight a successful war in
the western Pacific.
The most advanced base we now
possess is at Tcarl harbor in the
Hawaiian islands. Its facilities, how
ever, are s carcely more than rudi
mentary. With the exception of a dry
dock the equipment is insufficient for
the needs of half of the navy in time
of peace, let alone the whole navv
in time of war. Another dry dock
and construction of a multitude of
channels and berths as well as the
establishment of vast repair work
and storage warehouses for supplies
are necessary, according to the Navy
Until the Hawaiian islands are
made an adequate base the American
navy will be unable to operate ef
fectively in the western Pacific. Lack
ing such a base it would be necessary
to supply the fighting fleet almost
entirely from the Pacific coast bases,
the distance to which would be a
severe handicap on operations.
Pacific Bases Inadequate.
Even the Pacific coast bases are
inadequate to the demands of the
whole navy if stationed in the Pa
cific even in time of peace. It would
be necessary to send ships back to
the Atlantic coast for major repair
The Navy department is urging
congress for appropriations to begin
construction of Pacific coast and
Hawaiian island bases which will re
quire several years to complete. The
senate is favorable, but the house is
opposed to such appropriations and
the issue is to be fought out in the
course of consideration of the pend
ing navy appropriation bill.
The Farks-McKean board which
surveyed the need of bases in the
Pacific recommended the expendi
tures of $27,184,000 in the Hawaiian
island; $44,065,750 at Bremerton,
Wash.; $42,313,200 at San Francisco;
$27,790,000 at San Diego; $5,000,000
at San Pedro; $5,000,00 at the Co
lumbia river: $3,498.60 at Port An
geles, Wash., and $2,871,000 at Key
port, Wash., a total of $157,738,350.
No Unnecessary Items.
"While this total," said the board,
"seems to be an immense sum, con
sidering the financial conditions of
our countovto recommend to ex
pend within the next five years, the
board is of the- opinion that they
(Turn to Pag Two, Column Three.)
Lawyers To Express
Choices for Judge
Lincoln, April 30. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie is taking an in
formal mail ballot among the 50 at
torneys in the Thirteenth Judicial
district to determine whom he shall
appoint on the district bench as h
successor to Judge H. M. Grimes.
He is asking each lawyer to indi
cate his first and second choice.
This action followed the opinion
of the attorney general that James
A. Rodman of Kimball, who the gov
ernor said he intended to appoint,
was ineligible for the place, because
of constitutional barriers prohibiting
the appointment of a member of the
legislature to a state office during the
term for which he was elected.
The three known active candidates
in the field are: Leonard Tewell of
Sidney, E. H. Evans of North Platte
and E. A. Cook of Lexington.
National Defense League
Workers Held for Debts
Beatrice, Neb.. April 30. (.Spe
cial.) Michael O'Leary and L. E.
Cater, two young men who visited
Beatrice last week in the interest of
the National Defense league, were
brought here today from Alma, Neb.,
and held in the county jail on the
charge of jumping a board bill
amounting to, $40 at the Butler hotel.
Vote Down Bond Issue
Pewnec, Neb., April 30. (Special
Telegram.) At a special election
here the $40,000 bond issue for build
ing a new community hall lost by a
vote of 401 against to 289 for. A
two-thirds majority for it was neces
sary. SOMETIMES the girl
herself fancied that
her eye were nice;
though nobody had told
her so until a certain
man saw them blazing
Her Victorian aunt felt
a tragedy in spinster hood
and thought she was jus
tified in looking into the
love affairs of her beau
The Marriage That
A Blue Ribbon story
by Bertha Ruck. Com
plete in this issue of The
Bee. Turn to part 4,
Knox Peace Resolution is INanieMany
A J J 11 TT M n Ji J
End War With Germany on Technical Legal
Basis Passes by Vote of 49 to 23 Three
Democrats Join Republicans in
Final Roll Call.
nr Th( Aaseriated PreM.
Washington, April 30. The ad
ministration's first step toward plao
ing the United States on a technical
legal basis of peace was taken to
night by the senate in adopting the
Knox peace resolution.
The vote for adoption was 49 to
Three democrats voted for the reso
lution and although no republicans
voted against it, Senator Nelson, of
Minnesota, was paired against it.
The democrats voting for it were
Senators Myers, Montana; Shields,
Tennessee; and Watson, Georgia.
Two other democrats, Reed, Missou
ri, and Walsh, Massauchuetts, were
announced as favoring the resolution.
Senator Shields, said he would vote
for the Knox measure in order to
get peace, since President Wilson
had so interwined the league cove
nant with the peace that it was im
possible to get peace through the
Senator Lodge said it would take
at least 72 amendments "to get the
league out of the treaty."
"And then with it out, we'd have
nothing but a spell," he added.
. King Denounces Plan.
Senator King, democrat', Utah, de
nounced the resolution as a measure
"born in a spirit to help Germany
and to relieve it from obligations
of the Versailles treat)-."
"Some subtle, sinister design is
back of the resolution," Senator
King charged, asserting that the en
tire course of Senator Knox, its
author, tended toward obtaining a
"weak" peace for Germany.
Declaring that the United States
would not join the league of nations, I
By Officer Asks
Sues Ringer, Eberstein, Herd
zina and Others Following
. Arrest in Fatal Shooting
Affray April 9.
A suit for $150,000 damages was
filed in district court late yesterday
afternoon by Clifton Hannon against
Police Commissioner J. Dean Ring
er, Chief of Police Marshall Eber
stein, Detective John Herdzina,
Sergeant Charles Morton, and
Police Captains George W. Allen
and John E. Briggs.
The suit is for alleged damages
suffered by Hannon as a result of
a shooting affray at Thirty-third
and L streets, South Side, at 11:30
the night of April 9. Detective
Herdzina jumped on the running
board of an automobile filled with
youths who had been drinking and
a fight resulted during which the
officer discharged his revolver, kill
ing Joseph Howard and wounding
Hannon, John Welsh and Paul
Hannon charges that the police
officials individually and collectively
permitted him to be confined in "a
filthy, ill-entilatcd, - vermin-infested,
underground dungeon for more than
24 hours without medical attention
although he had been seriously
wounded." He says this treatment
caused an infection to set in which
his physicians tell him will cause
his injuries to have permanent ef
He says he suffers great pain and
has been put to great expense for
medical attention. He also complains
against Captain Allen for fixing his
bond at the "unreasonable" figure
of $3,000; .
Elk Creek Votes Bonds to
Build Transmission Line
Tecumseh,.Xeb., April 30. (Spe
cialsAt a special election in Elk
Creek, $4,000 bonds were voted to
erect a transmission line between that
town and Tecumsch, eight and one
half miles, that Elm Creek may be
supplied with electricity for lighting
and power purposes by the Tccumseh
municipal plant. The vote stood 9S
for and 7 against, with some women
A-oting. Previous to this 'the town
voted bonds for the purpose of pro
viding a plant in the town for the
distribution of the electricity.
Pawnee City Seniors Visit
Wesleyan on "Sneak Day"
Pawnee City, Neb., April 30.
(Special.) The senior class of Paw
nee City high school held their an
nual "sneak day" and about 30 mem
bers drove to University Place, more
than 90 miles, in automobiles, where
they were the guests of Nebraska
Weslcyan university. Members of
the faculty accompanied them.
Over 100 Men in Wolf Drive
In Summerfield District
Pawnee City, Neb., April 30.
(Special.) A wolf hunt by farmers
in the Summerfield, (Kan.) district
netted two large wolves. Wolf
hounds were brought from Tate,
Neb., to help in the chase, and they
ran down the game. The chase end
ed inMission creek. Over 100 men
New Telephone System
Installed at Loup City
Loup City, Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) The Northwestern Bell Tele
phone company cut over to their new
exchange Saturday. They have in
stalled a new switchboard in a new '
and commodious suite of rooms, all
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I urn mail uiuciua aim new puics auu
Senator Lodge said it was time to
"get rid of the wreckage and ruin
and try to do something to help
Europe and the world."
"That league that Mr. Wilson
brought from Paris," he continued,
"has been passed on by the senate
and by the people and that league,
I venture to think, is dead, for the
time being anyway. It will stay
dead for the next four years at least,
and I do not think any change or any
party will restore life to that beaten
Not Deserting Allies.
Senator Lodge also said that treat
ies with other former enemy coun
tries would be sure to follow.
With a vote on the peace resolu
tion planned late today, the repub
lican leader emphasized that all ot
the other nations except the United
States had made peace and asked:
"Is it to be supposed that we are
to go on in a condition of technical
"TIm, allies did not ask our leave
to make their peace. They cannot
expect us to remain at war while
they are at peace, and if we choose
to make peace by this resolution and
by treaty with Germany, which will
probably follow, we surely are not
Senator Walsh, democrat, Mon
tana, attacking the resolution, de
clared that it gave no benefits to the
United States and should be entitled
as one "for relief of the German peo
ple." lie declared it lei t open title to
German ships worth $100,000,000
seized by this government and added
that it would hearten Germany to
stand against the allies in the present
City for Yeggmen
From Mil waukee
Pair Who, Terrorized Lake
Town By ' Safe-Blowing
Operations Believed In
Omaha police and detectives arc
scouring the city for two notorious
yeggmen supposed to be in hiding
here, following information received
from Milwaukee Saturdav.
A telegram sent to Chief of Detec-
fives Charles Van Deusen from John
T. Janssen, chief of police at Mil
waukee, stated that two men who had
been terrorizing the lake city by their
safe-blowing operations were be-
lieved to have headed for Omaha.
According to Milwaukee authorities,
suspicion was cast on a pair regis
tering in hotels, giving addresses of
Norfolk, Neb., arid Fremont, Neb.
The telegram stated that the lat
est coup of the yeggmen was the
blowing of two theater safes last
Monday, the robbers escaping with
$3,500. Many other crimes have re
cently been perpetrated, supposedly
by the same men, according to Chief
The pair under suspicion were seen
to board a west-bound train and
Milwaukee police say they believe
Omaha was the destjnation.
Local authorities have been asked
to keep a sharp lookout for the
Two Alexandria Stores
Are Entered by Burglars
Alexandria, Neb.. April 30. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A double robbery
occurred here last night with Cane
Bros., garage and the Farmers' ele
vator victims. The exact amount of
loot obtained from the garage is not
obtainable and only $3 in cash was
obtained from the elevator.
The burglars gained entrance to
both establishments through windows
and the safes in both places wert
damaged by having their combina
tions and handles broken off. An ac
counting system in the garage was
completely destroyed and $12.50
taken. All other cash was in the
safe, which they were unsuccessful
Consolidated School to
Build $25,000 Building
Loup City, Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) A contract has been let for
the construction of the new $25,000
school buiiding in District No. 93.
This district was recently consolidat
ed, and it is intended to have a 12
grade high school beginning this
fall. This building replaces a frame
buijding that was destroyed by fire
Blue Springs Coal Men
Plan to Build New Yards
Blue Springs, Neb., April 30.
(Special.) It is said in railroad
circles here that the Farmers' Grain,
Lumber and Coal company is to
build coal sheds on the Union Pacific
tracks here, and that the Farmers
Union has applied for a location on
the Burlington tracks for the erec
tion of a grain elevator and coal
Probably showers Sunday;
much change in temperature."
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Wholesale ColfinJon Between
Chicago Contractors and
Building Unions Charged
By Grand Jury. f
Claim Prices Boosted
By The Aimh-II1 Tron.
Chicago, April 30. Wholesale
collusion between building contract
ors and unions amounting to con
spiracy in restraint of trade under
the Sherman art, is charged in in
dictments returned today by the fed
eral grand jury. Seventy-one cor
porations and individuals were
At the same time indictments on
similar counts against 39 other cor
porations and individuals returned
by the March grand jury, but sup
pressed until today, were released.
An agreement between contractors
and representatives of Amalgamated.
-Sheet Metal Workers alliance to
keep out of the Chicago markets all
competitive sheet metal products is
alleged in one indictment. This
conspiracy is said to have been in
existence for the past three years.
So effectively has this agreement
functioned, it was claimed, that' for
the past three years all sheet metal
used in houses and other buildings
in Chicago has been manufactured
Within the city limits under condi
tions where competition has been
entirely eliminated. Prices of sheet
metal work have been increased, it
was alleged, fully 100 per ceni
through this situation.
The Master Steam Fitters associa
tion and 18 corporations, 23 in
dividuals and one represntativc of
(he Steam Fitters Protective associa
tion are named in another indict
ment. It was alleged that the mas
ter steam fitters have combined
among themselves and with the busi
ness agent of the union to refuse to
trade with any manufacturer selling
his products to any other than mem
bers of the Steam Fitters assoocia
tion. Unfair Prices Charged.
Wholesales dealers in plumbing
and heating materials were charged
with unfair practices against manu
facturers outside Illinois, selling to
mail order houses and direct to the
consumer. It was further allegfitfr
that the 13 jobbing houses, aid to
control the entire safes' 6T plumbing
and heating supples in the city, fixed
uniform prices. This increased the
cost of plumbing supplies in the
past three yt&r, it was claimed, ap
proximately 150 per cent
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Rifle Range Mistake
i Lincoln, April 30. (Special.) An
nouncement from Hashiueton that
the rifle range at Lincoln was to be
iold was a mistake, the adjutant
general's office said today.
The state rifle range is at Ash
land and there is no range in Lin
coln. The state range consists of
700 acres near Ashland, purchased
about four years ago at a cost of be
tween $20,000 and $30,000. The gov
ernment had consented to the state
letting the federal fund to promote
rifle practice accrue over a period of
years until it was large enough to
purchase the range. '
The title to the ranee is in the
federal government, and officials are
kti11 working otit final details in clear-
I g P the title;
Tenants Enjoined From
Insulting Their Landlord
Reha Burwick arid her husband
were restrained by the district court
yesterday from making any insult
ing remarks to their landlords, Fred
P. Coyle and Catherine B. Coyle.
The Coylcs live at 4915 North Twenty-seventh
street, and own the
house next door in which the Bur
The Coyles allege that ever since
last summer the Bu'rwicks have been
accustomed to making insulting re
marks to them whenever they are
in their yard and have carried these
remarks also to customers who come
to the Coyle home, where Catherine
Coyle conducts a sewing business.
Telephone Rate Increase
Is Approved at Kearney
Lincoln, April 30. (Special.)
1 he Nebraska railway commission
l as granted a temporary rate in
crease on the Kearney and Riverdale
exchanges of the Kearney Telephone
company, effective until February 1,
1922, but has denied a request for
a discontinuance of free service from
Riverdale to Kearney, because of the
large number of subscribers in the
same, community, whose service is
divided between the two exchanges.
The company, valued at $24471$.
last year earned only $2,761.21 more
than enough to pay interest and guar.
?.ntced dividends on $50,000 of stock.
Banks Cannot Deduct Land
In Other States From Tax
Lincoln, April 30.(Special.)
Banks cannot deduct real estate held
in other states from the value of
their capital stock, surplus and tin
divided profits on which they ar
assessed in Nebraska, State Tax
Commissioner W. H. Osborne, jr..
has ruled in a bulletin to Nebraska
Beet Fanners at Oshkosh
Forced to Replant Crop
Oshkosh, Neb., April 30. -(Special.)
A large acreage of beets vjs
being replanted on account of thV
first crop bcinp fro7en during ft
cold weather of last week. Ge
I man grown .seed is brius ufd and
the first crop, before being froien,
1 showed an exceptionally good stand.
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