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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 274.
TUESDAY, MAY S, 1921. .
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to May 12
Must Say "Yes" Or "No" to
Reparation Remands Or
Suffer Military and Nav
Will Not Oppose Allies
London, May 2. (By The As
sociated Press.) Germany must
give by May 12 a categorical answer
yes or no to the allied reparations
demands, or suffer the infliction of
military and naval penalties, accord
ing to the terms of an ultimatum
drawn up by the allied foreign minis
ters today and submitted to the su
preme council for its approval.
. The allied supreme council, after
receiving the report of the council
of foreign ministers today, agreed in
' principle to the plan of Foreign
Minister Jaspar of Belgium provid
ing for an ultimatum to be pre
sented to Germany and for military
measures to be used in case Germany
The terms of the ultimatum were
being discussed, this afternoon by
allied experts, who were to report to
the supreme council at 5 p. m.
Naval Demonstration Planned.
Great Britain will make a naval
demonstration if Germany refused to
yield to the allies' conditions, it was
stated. The demonstration, which
would not take the form of a block
ade, would probably occur in the
North sea, it was added.
The reparations commiss'ion will
advise Germany of the allies' con
ditions within six days after the de
cision upon them has been reached
by the supreme council. Germany
then will have six days in which to
give an answer, which is required
to be a direct yes or no, without
Premier Briand said this morning
it would take 12 days to complete
" French military preparations for oc
cupation of the Ruhr district.
"If at the end of that time Ger
many has not fully yielded to the al
lies," he declared, "the French troops
"I hope we will net march alone,"
Paris, May 2. The French gov
ernment is proceeding with the pre
liminaries necessary to the occupa
, lion of the Ruhr valley should that
step oo oracrca.
A brigade of cavalry was entrain
ing today at Meaux to join a large
detachment of infantry already on
the way from Lyons, m addition to
artillery from Vincennes and other
garrisons, now on the move.
Orders for the mobilization of the
class of 1919 were expected to be
issued here today.
Negroes are not expected to be
included in the forces sent into the
The declaration of the allied stand
on the reparations question was
drawn up at a conference this fore
noon by the .foreign ministers of
Great Britain, France, Italy and
This declaration was submitted at
12:30 o'clock to the supreme council.
(Turn to Pae Two., Column On.)
Girl Recovers Voice
Five Days After High
Flight in Airplane
Denver, Colo., May 2. (Special
Telegram.) Miss Edna Kemper of
- North Bend, Neb., has recovered her
voice as the result of a flight in an
airplane which soared to an altitude
of 6,100 feet above Denver.
She had been unable to speak above
a whisper for more than a year. Miss
Kemper's flight was made pn April
21, upon the advice of her physician.
JTt. E. D. Starbird of Denver and
" was the first experiment of the kind
in the west.
s She was in the air for" more than
" an hotar.
On April 26, the fifth day after
her flight,. Miss Kemper's voice came
back to her," said Dr. Starbird. "On
the seventh day after the flight she
lost her voice for two hours, but it
returned again at the end of that
time, apparently as clear and strong
as on the first recovery. Loud talk
ing, singing or shouting will not be
permitted tor some time, but com
' plete normal strength will probably
follow quickly.", '
Man Shoots Self in Church;
Note Says Murdered Wife
Ka."as City, May 2. A man, be
lieved to be Charles Cooper, of
Hcuston, Tex., sliot and killed him
self at the entrance to St. Patricks
church here last night.
Fifteen oaKes of almost illegible
writing found in the man's pockets
told of having murdered his wife re
cently in a wood near Houston
Heights, Houston, Tex., after they
Another rambling note said:
"Wife's cousin, I don't - know her
name, I forgot that; her father and
wife's father murdered during the
right the child cut poor fellow's
neck off. -
Crew of Steamer Rescued
In Storm in China Seas
'Vancouver. B. C, May 2. The
rescue of 9 persons, constituting
the crew of the French steamer
Nsientien, wrecked on the rocks of
Lammorek island in the China seas,
was reported by the steamer
Monteagle ' arriving here from
Shanghai The Hsientien sank 40
minutes after the last boat load of
its crew had been taken off by the
Monteagle' crew working in a se
vere ajty ,
Found in N. Y. Zoo;
Papa Emus DoesAVork
nv YnrW. Mav 2. The original
suffragets have been discovered.
They are the Lady Emus birds, ac
cording to a Bronx Zoo' attendant,
that they are just like ostriches, only
Mamma Emu has reversed the
table entirely on the old man. The
Emus at the zoo have a flock of
youngsters, just hatched out.
Did Mamma Emu do it? Not on
your life. Papa Emu sat on the
eggs for eight weeks, which is the
longest period required to hatch any
known kind of eggs.
"Ever since the origin of this
species," says Curator Crandall, "the
male has been compelled by his bet
ter half to do all the work. They
are the original suffragets."
His Release by
Maj. Gen. Hams
Tells House Committee of Re
leasing Draft Dodger to ,
Search for Pot of
Washington, May 2. Maj. Gen. P.
C. Harris, adjutant general of the
army, told a house investigating com
mittee today that he was responsib'i
for the release under guard of Grov
cr C. Bergdoll, convicted draft
dodger, to go out secretly and hunt
for a pot of buried gold in the moun
tains of West Virginia. Bergdoil
never returned from the chase.
It was on the "plea of Samuel T.
Ansell, formerly acting adjutant gen
eral of the army, General Harris
testified, that the prisoner was Met1
out. The general said he had been
assured by Mr. Ansell, attorney for
Bergdoll, that the atory of the hid
den treasure was true and that he
would be sent back.
"General March asked mc if I
knew of any objection to granting
the request," the witness testified,
"and I replied that Mr. Ansell
thought Bergdoll had hidden about
$150,000 in gold, and General March
said 'go ahead' or words to that ef
fect. I did not go to the chief of
staff for authority for the act. The
order was written by my assistant
and I approved it."
Queried on Secrecy.
Former Brig. Gen. J. H. Sher
burne of Boston, counsel for the com
mittee, and members wanted to know
why the expedition was surrounded
with such secrecy. The general said
he assumed, at least, that the pris
oner's family was respectable and
that he would be humiliated if he
was seen traveling under military
"Was there any sympathy a year
ago for this draft evader?" asked
"There was no sympathy for him.
I believe he was entitled to the same
consideration as other prisoners."
"Then there was no suggestion as
to why the authorities were directed
to avoid publicity except to spare the
feelings of the Bergdoll family?"
Chairman Peters asked.
The general replied that if the
newspapers had got hold of the facts
they would have given the trip con
Westcott's Name Used.
The name of J. W. Westcott of
New Jersey, described as the man
who had placed Woodrow Wilson in
nomination at the Baltimore and St.
Louis convention, was brought into
the hearing as one of Bergdoll's
"Previous to Bergdoll s escape
and while the lawyers were prepar
ing to appeal from the five-year sen
tence," General Harris testified, "Mr.
Ansell told me the Secretary of Wrar
would remember Mr. Westcott as he
had nominated President Wilson.
This was done, I suppose, to show
his prominence as an attorney. I did
see correspondence between the
secretary and Westcott. After Berg
doll's escape I heard that about a
month before Westcott had seen the
secretary in connection with the ap
peal." "Was Mr. Westcott to sec the sec
retary to determine what answer the
army would make?" the witness was
"He wanted the secretary to give
the case his personal attention."
Omalian To Head Nebraska
Lincoln, May 2. (Special.) Ne
braska's entry into the finger print
business will be under the supervision
of H. J. Nielsen of Omaha. Gover
nor McKelvie announced Nielsen's
Nielsen has been with the Omaha
police department for 20 years. Ten
years of the time he was connected
with identification work of the de
partment. Provision for a bureau of
identification was made by the recent
legislature. 'Nielsen's salary will be
$1,800 a year.
Hearing on Omaha Traction
Company Rates Postponed
Lincoln, May 2. (Special.) The
state railway commission announced
today that a hearing on the applica
tion of the Omaha and Council Bluffs
Street Railway company for a per
manent rate schedule had been post
poned until May 16. The original
date was this week, but Omaha city
politics interfered. The application
carries with it the fixing of a valua
tion on the company.
The Bee's new telephone num
ber is Atlantic 1000.
After 10 p. when the private
branch exchange closes, The Bee's
numbers are Atlantic 1021 and At
Secretary Hughes Demands
Disputed Territory Be Given
Up Within "Reasonable
Enforce White Award
Washington, May 2.-ama-.
reasonable time," the United States
will take measures to compel it to
transfer jurisdiction of the disputed
Coto territory to Costa Rica, Secre
tary Hughes says, in a recent note
to the Panama government. The
text of the document was made pub
lic today at the State department.
"This government believes it would
be inadmissible to interpret its obli
gations to Panama as embracing an
obligation to support any claims for
adjoining territory which might be
advanced by Panama, no matter
what, the opinion of this government
might be as to the validity or justice
of these claims," the note says.
The Panaman claim that its title
to the disputed territory had been un
challenged since colonial times, the
note holds as in no way "entitling
Panama to demand the occupation of
territory which is not a part of the
lepublic of Panama and has been
conclusively adjudged to belong to
Will Enforce Demand.
"That territory which was ad
judged to be a portion of the terri
tory of the republic of Costa Rica,
the note declares, in accordance with
a boundary line, which the republic
of Panama had formally declared
clear and indisputable, still remains,
in the opinion of the American gov
1.1 IllUCil k, lilt; ItllllUl Ul AVltl.
After stating that the American
government desires Panama to take
s.teps to turn over the territory to
Costa Rica, the note says, "unless
such steps are taken within a reason
Z'.ble time, the United States will find
itself compelled to proceed in the
manner which may be requisite in
order that it may assure itself that
the exercise of jurisdiction is appro
priately transferred and that the
boundary line on the Pacific side as
defined by the Loubet award, and
on the Atlantic side as determined,
by the award by the chief justice of j
the United. .States,, is, physically : laid
down in the manner ' provided in
articles two and seven of the Porras
; Reply to Note.
The note, which is in reply to
one from Panama 'dated March 18,
restates the American" position in
detail. Referring to the statement of
Panama that its people are unani
mous in their expressions against
recognition of the White award, the
note says that the American govern
ment "has - learned of these expres
sions with deep "regret," but express
es confidence that' "the people of
Panama will recognize the obliga
tion of their government to comply
with the terms of the solemn agree
ments into which" it has entered."
The Linked States, it adds, "can
not consider the suggestion made by
Panama that a plebiscite be held as
a means of reaching a final settle
ment, because of the obligation of
Panama under the Borras-Anderson
treaty to "consider the award as a
perfect and .compulsory treaty be
tween Panma and Costa Rico."
The note asserts that there ap
pears to be no foundation for the
claim that Panama "is entitled to
retain territory on the Pacific side,
which confessedly does not belong
to Panama, because the government
of Panama is not satisfied with the
award of the chief justice of the
United States as to other territory
on the Atlantic side."
Chief Justice White did not exceed
his powers in fixing this boundary,
the note says.
Judge Joshua Eric Dodge -Dies
in Milwaukee Hospital
Milwaukee, May 2. Judge Joshua
Eric Dodge died at Riverside sani
torium last night following an illness
of several months. He had been at
the sanitorium since January.
Justice Dodge was born at West
Cambridge, Mass., now Arlington,
Mass., October 25, 1854. He .for
merly was a Wisconsin supreme
court justice and in 1893 he was
made a member of the board of com
missioners for the promotion of uni
formity of legislation in the United
Japanese General Quits;
Calls Assembly Hooligans
Tokio, May 2. Lieutenant-Gen-eral
Senba senti in his resignation to
the house of representatives, char
acterizing it as "an assembly of
Hooligans, in which there is no
room for men with common sense."
He announced his intention to de
liver a series of public addresses to
explain to his constituents the mo
tives for his withdrawal.
Six City Commissioners
Dan B. Butler.
ugurated in Erin
May 2. A new chapter
.t jnsn nistory win De recoraea mis
prveck with the inauguration of the
new home rule partition act. This
will mark the end of the act of the
union, under which Ireland has been
governed from Westminster for 120
years. The week will also witness
the inauguration of Lord Talbot,
the new lord lieutenant, who is the
first Catholic to hold that office in
Lord Talbot will be sworn in to
morrow with the usual ceremonies,
although he will not make the tradi
tional state entry into Dublin castle
with the old time pageantry. Later
he will issOe a proclamation sum
moning the Parliaments for north
and south Ireland.
In Ship Dispute
Call on "All Loyal Citizens to
Rally to the Support of
Their Flag" Davis'
Washington, May 2. Announcing
a policy of no compromise on the 15
per cent wage reduction in the set
tlement of the cbntrovery between
the shipping board, American steam
ship owners and Marine workers,
Chairman Benson tonight called on
"all loyal citizens to rally to the
support of their flag."
"Full protection," he said, "will be
given by the shipping board to all
those who come to its assistance in
keeping ships in' operation."
Economic conditions .fully, justify,
he said, the readjustment in wage
scales and working conditions as
made effective by the board May 1,
when the old agreements expire and
the "gratifying success" with which
the board's efforts to. keep its ships
in operation are meeting, he added,
indicates that the men aboard ship
agree with the position taken by the
board. The chairman said he was
willing to meet and talk with the
union heads here but not to nego
tiate on a wage reduction.
Chairman Benson's statement was
made after a conference with Secre
taries Davis and Hoover, although
none would discuss the conference.
In spite of the stand taken by Chair
man Benson, Secretary Davis con
tinued his efforts to settle the dis
tjute bv conciliation. He called Wv
S. Brown, president of the Marine
r.- : -' f
Jjugilltci 9 uciiciiwoi asauvtatiuu, til
to . a conference ; at which present
wage scales and working conditions
were discussed. Indications were
that the secretary was pursuing the
methods he has followed in previous
labor disputes, of talking separately
with representatives of the contend
ing factions in an effort to obtain
concessions from each that would be
acceptable to the other.
Fight New Laws
Attorney for League Says Ref
erendum Will Be Invoked
On Two Bills.
Lincoln, May 2. (Special.) The
referendum will be invoked by the
nonpartisan league on at least two
of the bills passed by the 1921 legis
lature, according to C. A. Sorenson,
attorney for the nonpartisan league.
One of these, Mr. Sorenson said,
is the bill which provides that all
voters in the state must register be
fore they can vote. Heretofore, per
sons in country districts have not
been required to register. In the fu
ture, precinct assessors will have to
record party affiliations of all voters
in country precincts.
The other new law which meets
the displeasure of the league is that
clause in the banking bill which says
that the department of finance of the
state- banking board shall not issue
a license for a new bank in any Ne
braska town unless a new bank is
"a public necessity."
"There are banks now in all Ne
braska towns," said Mr. Sorenson.
"This law would kill ouf. co-operative
Mr. Sorenson is looking over the
bills passed and says he may find
others upon which the referendum
will be invoked.
Americans Held in Mexico
Released and Return Home
San Antonio. Tex., May 2. Jesus
and Manuel Trejo, American resi
dents arrested in Neuvo Laredo',
Mexico, last week, as emissaries of
Francisco Murguia, alleged leader of
a revolution in Mexico, have been
given their freedom, according to an
announcement made by federal
agents here. The two men have
crossed to the United States side, it
was reported. Denial was made that
the men were sent from Neuvo
Laredo t6 Tampico.
W. G. Ure.
Skinner Charged '
Of Firms' Bonds
Accused of Selling $960,000
In Securities Without Con
sent of Officers; Restrain
ing Order Served.
A restraining order was served late
yesterday afternoon to. prevent Paul
Skinner, president of the Skinner
Packing company; Arah L. Hunger
ford, Crawford, Neb., and W. S. Cas
sett, Buffalo, N. Y., from disposing
of bonds against the plant alleged to
have been assigned to a new com
pany at Buffalo.
Suit for the restraining order was
filed in district court here yesterday
by Keith Neville North Platte, Neb.,
receiver of the Skinner company.
Petition in the suit alleges that
Paul Skinner entered info a contract
with Hungerford, former director in
the company, on March 28, without
consulting other officers or 'directors
of the firm, to . sell to him $960,
000 worth, of first mortgage bonds
against the plant for 70 per cent of
their par value, payment to be made
in two years, and the Skinner com
pany to furnish expenses of the sale.
Following the alleged sale Huiv
gerford went to Buffalo, N. Y.,
home of the Dold Packing com
pany now leasing the Skinner plant,
and organized a $25,000 corporation
with one-third of the stock in his
own name; one-third in his daugh
ter's name "and the other, third in
the name of Cassett, insurance man,
according to the petition. The bonds
were then assigned over to the new
company, known as the W. S. Cas
sett company, it is alleged.
The petition further recites that
the Cassett firm . rented expensive
offices and carried on a costly ad
vertising campaign, using the money
of the Skinner Packing company.
Hungerford spent over $10,000 of
the company's funds, Neville al
leges. Neville states that other officers
of the Skinner firm were unaware
of the alleged transaction, and that
even the treasurer, who was sup
posed to have charge of the bonds,
was not informed of the reported
In addition to the restraining order,
the petition asks that the alleged
contract of Skinner with Hungerford
be cancelled and that the bonds be
returned to the company. It also
asks the interests of Hungerford and
Cassett in the firm be cancelled.
Keith Neville was appointed re
ceiver of the Skinner firm April 25 on
application of the stockholders, who
alleged that Paul Skinner and the
directors were guilty of fraud and
mismanagement in the business. The
appointment of Neville was mad" by
Judge Woodrough, pending adjudi
cation of the question.
Saw Mill Starts Work
Cloquet, Minn., May 2. The
Northern Lumber company saw mill,
one of the largest in the country,
employing 700 men, began operations
Harry B. Zimman
Slock Yards Company Handles
1,300 Cars of Live Stock
Chicago, May 2. Although 130
carpenters joined the live stock
handlers' union on strike at the stock
yards in protest against a wage re
duction of 8 cents an hour,-there was
no further extension of 'the walk
An attempt was made to have the
Amalgamated . Meat Cutters join
with the live stock handlers, but
Walter Bonkowski, secretary of the
meat cutters, said:
"We're riot going out with thope
fellows. Their quarrel is not ours."
Although union leaders claimed
1,500 men were out, the day's receipts
of live stock 1,300 cars were
handled without difficulty, according
to the stock yards company.
Many farmers accompanied their
shipments and they, with the help of
the railway men, took care of all re
ceipts. Company officials said they had
offered to arbitrate, but that this had
been refused by the men, and that
the strike was in defiance of the
Kills Mexican Rider
Naca, Ariz., May 2. One Mexican
is reported to have been killed this
afternoon during a clash between
Mexican line raiders and United
States immigration officers on the
American side of the international
border about one mile east of here.
Frank Braly and another American
line rider named Hulsey were the
Americans involved in the shooting.
According to reports received here
tonight by Chief Inspector Ford of
the United States Immigration force,
the two Americans were fired on by
two Mexican line raiders who had
ridden their horses across the bor
der. , The Mexicans fired first, according
to Ford, and, Hulsey returned the
fire, fatally wounding one of the
Mexicans. The wounded Mexican's
mount, according to reports ran back
across the line with its helpless rider,
while the second Mexican, apparently
not wounded, rode away at top speed
toward Osborne. Ariz., two miles
east. Neither of the United Stales
line riders was wounded. Both said,
according to Ford, that the Mexicans
had apparently been drinking and
opened fire without provocation.
Six Killed and Many Hurt in
Train Wreck Near Tug, W. V.
Roanoke, Va May 2. Six persons
were killed and a score or more in
jured late "today, when the Tugfork
passenger train, backing off a
branch line near Tug. broke loose
and' crashed into a string of cars on
the main line of the Norfolk and
Several passenger coaches were
Re - election
Roy N! Towl.
3 Drowned When
Boat Upsets in
12 Feet of Water
Wading Boots of Bass Fisher
men Blamed for Fatality;
Doctor Rescued Sinking
O'Neill, Neb.. May 2. (Special.)
Three leading citizens of Stuart, a
town of 700 people 28 miles from
here, were drowned in Dora lake
yesterday when the boat in which
they were bass fishing tipped over in
12 feet of water. These are the dead:
Thomas Enstein, manager of the
Stuart Telephone company.
Dr. David Stuart, jr., who was also
in the party, was rescued jut as he
was sinking for the third time. Ho
is in a serious condition.
Half Mile From Shore.
The four men went to the lake,
which is 15 miles from Stuart, early
Sunday. They put out from the
shore in'.a boat and when it tipped
over they were about half a mile
from the shore in 12 feet of water.
The men were ,all heavily clad and
wore wading boots.
Koepp sank immediately. Shearer
swam several hundred yards before
Dr. Stuart and Enstein clung to
the boat for mre than an hour,
Stuart battling to keep Enstein from
going to sleep as the chill of the
frigid water overcame him.
One Body Unrecovered.
But finally Enstein let go and sank
just before rescuers who had put
out in a boat without oars reached
the scene. Dr. Stuart was almost
unconscious when he was pulled into
The bodies of Shearer and Koepp
were recovered Sunday evening and
the lake is being dragged for the
body of Enstein.
Paper Workers Strike
At Wage Reduction
Albany, N. Y., May 2. Approxi
mately 12,000 member of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Paper
Workers are on strike, J. T. Carey,
president of the brotherhood, said
Plants affected are located in the
northeast section of the United
States and in Canada and are ope
rated by. the International Paper
company, Tidewater Paper com
pany, Minnesota and Ontario com
pany and the Fort Frances Pape
company. Most of the mills are en
gaged in the production of news
The .strike was called in protest
against a wage reduction of approxi
mately 30 per cent and a Change in
Navy Sends 15 Bouts to Join
In Search of Missing Tug
Honolulu, May 2. Fifteen de
stroyers, mine sweepers and Eagle
boats have been dispatched from
Pearl harbor in search of the miss
ing navy tug, Conestoga, it was an
nounced at naval headquarters here.
The ttig left San Diego a month ago
bound for Guam, via Pearl harbor.
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Set Free by
U. S. Court
Supreme Judges Unanimous in
Finding Corrupt Practiceg
Act Void Ruling is
16 Others Are Affected
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha lice LMd Wire.
Washington, May 2. Decision to
day by the supreme court frceini'
Senator Newberry of Michigan fr,
the sentence of two years in the pehk
tentiary for alleged violation of tht
federal corrupt practices act is of far
In declaring the corrupt practices
act wid the court has raised the
question of the power of congress to
regulate primaries for the nomination
of federal officers and of the possible
necessity of a constitutional amend
ment to provide such authority, par
ticularly to enable the creation of a
national primary for the nomination
of candidates for president. Sixteen
other defendants in the Newberry
case will also go free as a result of
the supreme courts decision. The
nine members of the supreme couit
were unanimous as to the reversal
of conviction in Senator Newberry's
case, but they arrived at this con
clusion through widely separated
channels of legal reasoning.
Hold Law Void.
The majority opinion, delivered by
Justice McReynolds, held that the fed
eral corrupt practices law under
which Mr. Newberry was convicted
was unconsitutional. Five justices,
including Justice McReynolds, Con
curred in this opinion. Four of the -five
took the ground that congress
had no constitutional authority at the
time of the passage of the corrupt
practices act in 1910, to enact such
law.' One of the five, Justice McKen
na, agreed to this, but reserved his
opinion asto whether congress has
not the power now since the adop
tion of the 17th amendment to the
constitution in 1913, providing for the
direct election of senators, to pass
laws regulating primaries for the
nomination of senators.
Three justices, in a dissenting opin
ion read by Justice Pitney, held that
congress, under the provisions of th;
original constitution had the power to
regulate primaries. Chief ,Justics
White concurred in this contehtioi
generallj-, but expressed his views in
another flissenting opinion.
All for of the dissenters held,
however, that the conviction should
be set aside and the case retried be
cause of error in submission to the
Immediately upon receipt of'news
of the supreme court's decision Sen
ator Hiram Johnson of California an
nounced that he would introduce a
resolution proposing an amendment
(Turn to Pare Two. Column Two.)
Attack U. Sx. After '
Visit of Gen. Wood
By CHARLES DAILEY.
Chicago Tribune Cable, Copyright 19 J 1.
Tokio, May 2. Maj. Gen. Leonarc
Wood's visit to Japan was scarcely
noticed by the Japanese press, bu
the jingists seized the opportunity t .
issue new diatribes " against tht
United States. Prof. Ninichiero Mat
sunami of the Imperial university anc
Japan's foremost authority on inter
national law, in an interview publishec
in the Yamato, asserted that CeReni1
Wood's opinion had been formed in
advance and that his coming was the
strongest argument for the Ameri
can militaristic tendency. He held
that General Wood's selection to his
present post was actuated by a mo
tive the realization of which would
be detrimental to Japan and the rest
of the Orient.
"Thus not content with the pos
session of Guam, Hawaii ' and the
Philippines, America has annexed
Russian territory," he said "Whra
do American activities in Siberia be-"
fore and aiter the war mean if it
has no ambition to grab an Asiatic
section of Russian territory. Ameri
can are blinded by an insatiable
thirst for others' territory."
Asserting that America is wedded
to the doctrine that might makes right,
he said, "I am one of those who believe
that Japan should arm to the limit
of its capacity. President Harding
declared his opposition to limitec
armament so his attitude must b:
followed by the Japanese."
May Move Electric Chair to
Execute 200-Pound Womat
Ossining, N. Y., May 2. The elec
tric chair at Sing Sing may be moved
for the execution of Mrs. Hattit
Dixon, of New York City, who is to
die the week of June 13.
The woman weighs more than 200
pounds and at the present time is on
the third floor of the prison. To take
her to the electric chair, now in the
death chamber, would necessitate a
trip almost through the entire prison
and it is feared the woman would
collapse and have to be Carried. At
tendants have suggested it would be
more humane to move the chair to
the woman than to take her to it.
Former Service Men Urged
To Check Up Draft Records
Washington. May 2. A final ap
peal to former service men tw assure
themselves that their names were not
carried on the army's list of draft
evaders and deserters to be madf
public this week has W isird hv
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