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    Husband Held
On Suspicion of
Wrecking Home
Family of Man Seeking Di
vorce Suffering From Nerv-
out Shock Following
. Mysterious Explosion.
On suspicion that he knows some
thing of the mysterious explosion
which wrecked the rear half of Mrs,
Blanche Davis? home at 3802 North
Eighteenth street, Sunday night, po-
. ' t I I 1 A
nee are noiaing ner nusoana, ca,
who is seeking a divorce from her.
Davis denies any connection with
the bomb placing. He 'suspects a
"certain enemy," he, told potice of
ficers. His landlady, Mrs. Christina' El
ston, 2883 Capitol avenue, supports
his alibi that he was at home when
the outrage was perpetrated.
Mrs. Davis and b,er ihree sons
do. not believe him capable of the
act. :
The Davis couple made a prop
erty settlement when they separated
June 20. 1920, by which Mrs. Davis
acquired the home at 1626 Locust,
, in which they then lived arff! some
diamonds. The divorce action was
dismissed April 1, 1921, but a new
suit was filed the- next day.
All of the Davis family who were
home at the time of the explosion
wore suffering front nervous shock
vvinaow oanes or many nouses in
the neighborhood were shattered,
wooden splinters were driven like
nails into nearby houses and a large
. board wasjodged in a window across
the street. '
The explosion was heard all over
North Omaha. '
Allies Give Germany
Until May 12 to Pay
(Continued from fae One.)
After an hour's consideration, the
council adjourned until 5 p. ni.
The interval of a few days pro
vided for in the .ultimatum to Ger-
u:auy win urn uc iui mc yuiyuac wi
negotiation, it was stated, but to give
the German government time to re
fect,, negotiations being considered
at an end.
Since Germany wade her latest
"peace gesture" through Washington,
it was considered possible the allies
would choose the United States as
their intermediary 'in sending any
ultimatum to Germany.
M. Jusserand, the French ambas-.
sarlnr in Washington, has cabled here
the outline of a conversation he has
had with secretary of State Hughes.
rlne American government, the am
bassador reported, desires to take no
attitude on the reparations question
that would irritate the allied govern
ments. Secretary Hughes said that
the State department has no further
communication to make to Germany,
the message added.
Secretary Hughes indicated a pref
erence that Germany should settle
without the occupation of the Ruhr
valley, as jsuck '"occupation suggested
a kind of war, M. Jusserand's cable
said. !
Th conversation, the ambassador ,
stated, was entirely, informal and
sympathetic. " " !
? British Gam Ends.
London,, May 2. The British dele
gates yesterday, at the meeting of
the Allied. Supreme council, secured
rrnk armnt In fhpir nlpa for
delay of the occupation of the Ruhr
basin to compel Germany to carry
out the reparations clauses of the
Versailles treaty and also adoption
of the British policy of issuing an
' ultimatum,' with a time limit which
would allow Germany to decide upon
the ourse she will follow.
; Frenth Note Made Public.
Paris, May. 2.-rrXBy. The Associa-j
ted Press.) The reparation commis
sion made public its note to the Ger
man war burden commission on re
parations. The communication in
forms the German commission of the
intention of the reparations cornmt's
siqn to establish the amount of dam
age for which Gerrnaay o under
the treaty of Versailles.
Meanwhile . the reparations com
mission notiiii... the war burden com
mission that 12,000,000,000 marks in
gold are due .today.
. , Germans Still Hopeful.
Berlin, May 2. (By The Associa
ted Press.) The German govern
ment , does not propose to get into
touch with the London conference
while awaiting President Harding's 1
answer to the German proposal.
This -declaration was made by a
membftf of the government who, in
discussing the rumor that sugges-
that -Germany present fresh counter
proposals direct to the supreme coun- j
eil at London, said:
5o long as tne floor to v ashing
lon is open for us, we do not pro
pose to knock at other doors." r
Three Men Fishing in Lake
Drown When Boat Upsets
O'Neill; Neb... April "2. (Special
Telegram.) Forrest Shearer, Tom
Enstein and John Kolpp, all of
Stuart, were drowned in Dora lake,
IS miles south of Stuart. The three
men, with Dr. .David Stuart, jr.,
wer,c fishing on the lake when the
boat tipped over, thrownig the men
into water about 12 feet deep. They
had on their waders and were heavi
ly dressed, which caused them to
sink quickly to the bottom.
Man Seriously Hurt in Car.
Crash Expected to Recover
Beatrice, NebV May 2. (Special.)
J. W. Kelly of Beaver City, Neb.,
mho was seriously, injured last week
in an auto accident' north of the city,
was wtported slightly improved yes
terday and it is-now thought he will
tecover. He has been unconscious
most of the time- since the accident
Block Damaged, by Fire at
Wymore Will Be Rebuilt
Beatrice, Neb., May 2. (Special.)
The Joseph Hurtz block in Wy
more, which was badly damaged by
fire last week; will be rebuilt as soon
as the insurance adjusters finish their
work, it is said. The Jacob stock
of notions, etc.", which wis? badly
damaged, will be moved to Sfiother
House Damaged by Bomb Blast
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Newberry Set Free
A By Supreme Court
(Continued from Page Onr.)
to the federal constitution to em
power congress to regulate expendi
tures in congressional and presiden
tial primaries. He said he had in
tended for some time to take action
and that the supreme court's decision
would only hasten this step.
Some senators, however, took the
view that while the supreme court's
decision knocked out the present law,
so far as it' related to primaries, the
statement -of Justice 'McKenna indi
cated that a new law, exactly similar
tor the one just nullified, would be up
held. An effort towards action along
these lines may be attempted after
more thorough study of the opiu"
May Resume Seat.
Senator Newberry was at his home
in Detroit ; when the decision was
handed down. Following his con
viction on March 20, 1920, the sena
tor withdrew temporarily from the
senate announcing that he would not
participate in its proceedings until he
was set free by -the supreme cdurt..
It -is expected that he will now .re
sume bis seat in the senate.
The supreme court decision does
not finally settle the question of Mr.
Newberry's right to his seat in the
senate. The senate priveleges and
elections committee still has before
it the charges filed by attorneys for
Henrv Ford. Detroit automobile
manufacturer, charging unlawful ex
penditure and. corruption in the elec
tion following the primary. Sena
tor Spencer of Missouri, chairman of
the subcommittee which has been
investigating the Newberry case,
Will Continue Probe.
"Our work is entirely unaffected
by the court's decision and before it
was . announced we had made , our
plans to continue our hearing., Wc
will take it jip in the near .future and
will give both sides an opportunity
to present any additional evidence
thev desire. The committee. will not
allow the evidence at Grand Rapids
to be resubmitted, but will conhne
itself to . the new evidence that
it.niav be desired to present both as
to the primary aiid the election.
We have two.iunctions; one, to
determine whether Newberry was
elected; two, as to whether, jn that
election there was anything that
would disqualify him from serving
as a senator in the senate of the
United States."
Senator Spencer said he thought
the investigation would be renewed
in two weeks, and that it will be dis
posed of very quickly.
"The ultimate question 'for solu
tion here." said Jutice( McReynolds
reading the majority ' opinion, "is
whether under the grant of power
to tegulate 'the manner of holding
election congress may fix the max
imum sum which a candidate therein
may. spend or advise or cause to be
contributed and spent by others to
procure his nomination.
No Support for Argument.
"We find no support in reason or
authority for the argument that be
cause the offices were created by the
constitution congress has some in
definite power to regulate elections
for 'senators', and representatives de
rived from section four." -
Justice .Pitney, speaking also for
Justice Brandeis and Clarke, said: ,
"I concur in the judgment revers
ing the conviction of plaintiff in er
ror, but upon grounds fundamentally
different from those adopted-by .the
majority.,, my view being, that there
is no constitutional infirmity in tfie
act of congress that underlies the in
dictment, but that there was an error
in, the submission of the case to the
jury that calls for a new. trial."
Chief Justice White said:
Predicts New Law.
"Although I am unable to concur
H Ihe -conclusion of the vant of
power of congress and in the judg
menrcf reversal as rendered, I am
nevertheless of the opinion that there
should be A judgment of reversal
without prejudice to a new trial be
cause of the grave misapprehension
and grievous misapplication of the
Southern Planter
Teaches Pet Geese
To Bring Him Fish
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
Natchez, Miss., May 2. J. T. Kerr,
planter, of Concordia Parish, Lu.,
and member of the Fifth district
levee board, has a pair of trained
wild geese. He says they are equal
in intelligence to the famous hunt
ing hog of ,Col. Tucker Gibson of
Natchez and Tensas Parish.
Mr. Kerr has just finished teach
ing the geese to fish. He declares
they knew how to swim and div?,
so it was only necessary to teach
them to catch the fish and bring
them to the boat which he row$
alongside. .."-,
Speaking., of.. the geese, Mr.i Xerr,
said his greatest trouble was" teach
ing them to select only perch,, basx
or trout. He says, they learned that!
as he is ready-to demonstrate-at
Lake St. John, in Concordia Parish,
at any time. '
statute upon which the conviction
and sentence were, based." .. , . . :
The chief justice, referring to the
majority contention that "'cohgres-s
was without authority to regulate
primaries; declared ". tne ; proposition
is a suicidial one" and predicted new
legislation that would $et asiie to
day's decision. I. "1'"
Union Leader to Study
Conditions in Europe
Washington, May 2. W. . H,
Johnston, president of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists, will
sail from New York Wednesday to
study conditions in western Europe,
Italy and Russia. Mr, Johnston said
he expected to devote -two months
to his tour, which he has planned to
attempt to develop some method of
marketing American .products
abroad. -
After a short stay in England,
France and Switzerland, ' Mr. John
ston said he would go to Russia. ,
"We are very desirous of knowing
the true facts of the Russian sit
uation," he said; "Especially would
we like to know their ability to pay
for the goods which we are able to
produce in abundance." .
Ord Parents and Teachers
Organize Association
Ord, Neb., May 2. (Specials
Parents and teachers of Ord school
children held a spirited Meeting to
organize a parent-teacher association.
Superintendent Staley of Hastings
city schools addressed the meeting.
The following officers were elected
fof the coming year: President, Mrs.
S. J. W. Brown; vice president, Miss
Louise Barstow; secretary-treasurer,
Mrs.' George Parkins. x . "
You Can NOW Purchase
. Any Pair
in the Store; Regardless of
Former Price .
(Including InUrwoVen and Holeproof)
to $1.50
Stonj No. 1 coMo.i
rremier Lloyd George
Plans Visit to U. S.
New York, May 2.--Davis Lloyd
George, premier of Great Britain,
will visit the United States some
time this year, probably in the late
summer, if - conditions in England
permit, said Mrs. Lloyd Jenkins of
Ashbury Park, N. J., who arrived
here oh the steamship Lapland. She
added that the premier told her it
was the dream of his life to come
to America.
"I was born in Wales" said Mrs.
Jenkins, "and a relative gave me a
letter of identification to Premier
Lloyd George. I visited him and in
our conversation which took place
less than two weeks ago, he told
.me it was his life's dream to visit
this country. ,H& asserted that, con
ditions permitting, he would come
here sometime this' year, probably
(during the late summer months."
Broken Bow1, Organizing
r Permanent Rotary Club
Broken Bow,-Neb., May 2. (Spe
cial.) A Rotary club is assured for
Broken Bow. George L. Griggs of
Alliance, speqiaj representative of th
district governor, perfected a tem
porary organization.-which started
with 21 members. - The officers of
the present organization are F. R.
Purcell, president; L.. Wr. Wilson,
vice president; A. W. Melville, sec
retary, and J. C. Leonard, treasurer.
A 6 o'clock banquet was enjoyed at
the Grand Central hotel as the initial
of the weekly dinners which are to
be held by this club. The final in
stallation of the order will take place
within a month or six weeks.
2 K. Y. Probationary Cops
Held for Bartender's Murder
New York, May. 2.- Two proba
tionary patrolmen attached to the
police training school, were held
without bail yesterday charged with
the murder of Charles Hanson, a
bartender iti Brooklyn Saturday
night. . .; '
Wife Names Sister in Suit :
Against Her Husband
Los Angeles, May 2. Accusing
her husband of paying undue atten
tion to her sister, Mrs. Henrietta
Mayer will seek separate rnainte-:
nance from Joseph Mayer through a
Steamer Floated
Block Island, R. I., May 2. The
Portuguese steamer Mormugao start
ted for New Lo,ndon yesterday un
der her own power after having
been floated by tugs from the west
side of "Block Island-where she was
grounded in a heavy fog Friday. All
of her 448 passengers were trans
ferred to naval vessels Friday night
and Saturday and taken to New Bed
ford. ID
3 Pair
for $1.75
GOING our Qfll U
315 South 16th St$ J
Elimination of
Tax Impossible
Latest Estimates of Revenues
And Expenditures Makes
Reduction in 1922 i
Chlc&co Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaded Wire.
Washington, May 2. Secretary of
the Treasury Mellon's latest esti
mates of probable revenues and ex
penditures during the next fiscal year
caused congressional leaders who
have talked of eliminating objection
able taxes without providing sub
stitutes to admit today there is no
longer any chance to carry out
such a program. '
The secretary's recommendations
relative to revision of tax laws were
anticipated and followed largely the
policies approved by the Treasury
department under the former admin
istration. The unexpected features
of his letter to Representative Ford
ney, chairman of the house ways
and means committee, and Senator
Penrose, chairmon of the senate fi
nance committee, was the revision
of estimates which resulted in wiping
out the surplus from current rev
enues which it was proposed to ap
ply toward the reduction of the
floating debt.
Having eliminated this expected
surplus which, exclusive of public
debt expenditures, had been esti
mated in former Secretary of the
Treasury Houston's annual report to
amount during the fiscal year 1922 to
$962,110,773, the bottom has dropped
out of the proposal to reduce taxes to
the extent of the portion of this
amount which would be applied on
the floating debt.
Secretary Mellon makes provision
for sinking fund payments and other
miscellaneous debt redemption funds,
totaling $551,354,865 and winds up
with a prospective deficit of $18,234,
033 in the fiscal year 1922.
Representative Fordney called the
attention of the house today to
Secretary Mellon's estimates and ob
tained permission to have 5,000 extra
copies of the Mellon letter printed
in order that it may be widely dis
tributed. No May Day Rioting
Anywhere in Country
Columbus. O., May 2. Quiet ob-
corvanr nf fav Hav thrniitrhniit the
United States despite attempts to ,
- . - J . a! 1. ,LA
agnate ueuiuiisuauuus iiuuuu nit
distribution of literature has "given
assurance of the return to normal
conditions in America," said a state
ment issued here today by Attorney
General Harry M. Daugherty.
School Teacher, 28, Shoots
Self While Family Watches
Salt Lake City, May 2. Miss May
Brown, 28, a school teacher, took
her brother-in-law's pistol yesterday
morning, walked from the house to
an orchard at the. rear and while,
members of her family watched from
the windows shot herself in the heart
and died instantly. As she left the
house Miss Brown said she was go
going for a walk and when i 6he
reached the orchard placed the re
volver to her breast and fired. She
had recently suffered a mental break
down, members of her family said.
New Truck Will Be Added
To Ord Fire Department
Ord, Neb., May 2. (Special.)
The city council at its last meeting
under the present membership voted
to purchase a new fire truck for the
volunteer fire department. This will
give Ord one of the best equipped
fire departments in a town of its size
in the state. The new engine will
be housed in the new city hall.
Dont Fall For
the Street Car
Company's Bunk
Omaha Woman's 101st
Birthday Saddened by
Death of Grandchild
On the eve of her great-grandma's
101st birthday, little Kate Walker.
16-months-old South Side baby, died
Sunday night. Her great-gandma is
Mrs. Pat Convey, 5207 South Fiftieth
street. ,
"Grandma" Convey was sad yes
terday because no one brought her
any birthday gifts.
She is as strong and active as a
woman of 50, but says she has no
rules for longevity.
"I was never sick a day in my
life," she said.
Of nine children, only three are
living. One is the 65-year-old son
with whose family she makes her
Beatrice Boy Wins First
In Declamatory Contest
Beatrice, Neb., May 2. (Special.)
In the Southeastern Nebraska De
clamatory association at Wymore,
Earle Adams of Beatrice was given
first place in extemporaneous speak
ing and Jack Barr of Superior,
second. Pauline Stanley of Superior
was awarded ' first place in the
dramatic class. The winners will
represent the southeastern district at
the state contest to be held in Lin
coln sometime this month.
Morningwear That's Inexpensive
"Ginghams and percales that
are fresh and colorful, styles
that are becomingly youthful,
characterize the offerings of
the new house dress section
on the second floor.
A dainty "dress of per
cale, crossbafred in
blue, pink, lavender or
black, with trimming
of white is excellent
for $3.25.
Bungalow Aprons in a Variety of Colors
and Styles Are Priced From $1.35 tip
Thor Electric
Vacuum Cleaner
So eaty to operate; to
easy to own if purchased at
The Thor, equipped with
rubber-nozzle comb, makes it
possible to pick up hair,
thread, ravelings, etc.
A $55 Cleaner $J()75
See them demonstrated at
the Bowen Store.
Howard Between 15th & 16t
Rustle of Salary
Cheeks Alluring
To Society Elite
Many New York Social Lead
ers Desert Tea Tables for
Careers in Business
New York, May 2. No longer
ilocs society level its spiritual lorg
nettes at its feminine members who
punch time clocks rather than play
with tea cakes.
American ladies dc luxe know that
the clashing of the, social cymbals is
tiot as sweet music as the rustling of
the salary check. They, as well as
their sturdier sisters, have sampled
of the exhilarating brew of freedom
and have found it more potent than
the strongest of strong wines.
The latest of Dives' daughters to
show her economic freedom is Mrs.
Lydig Hoyt, who has signed a con
tract to appear in motion pictures.
But Mrs. Hoyt is no Dionecr from
the social ranks in the world of work.
The trail has been blazed before her
by not a few of her own set.
Miss Symphorosa Bristed, for in
Fine gingham in plain
blue, pink, lavender or
black, with Swiss trim
ming of the same shade
hemstitched in black,
a dress priced $5.
Frevious Public Service:
Attorney Federal Land Bank :
Census Enumerator, 1920;
Member State Legislature,
Hopkins Is Entitled to Your Vote
stance, takes her place at her desh
in the oilices of a certain well-known
magazine exchange every morning
promptly on the stroke of 9.
Mrs. William Laimbor who was
formerly Miss Nathalie Schenck, is
now better known in banking circles
than in the social ones where only a
tew vear nun she was a Iradf i-
Mrs. Charles Carroll Martin, on
time Alice Potter of Newport, has
wearied of society and is engaged in
the photograph business in a prom
inent Fifth avenue studio.
Miss Kathcrine Force, who m a
sister of Mrs. William K. Dick, has
been in the real estate business for;
a year and a half.
Miss F.thel Carhart is on the staff
of a well-known decorator, while
Miss Agnes Duryce and Mrs. L'
Sydney Cancre report daily .it a big
Mrs. Hoyt however, seCms to be
the first distinguished daughter of
New York's social world to embark
upon the career of a movie actress.
Lady Diana Manners and one or two
other noted English women have
acted for the screen and some Ameri
can women of equal prominence have
appeared on the legitimate stage. Iti
her chosen field, however, Mrs. Hoyt
has taken the lead.
Students to Give Play
Ord, Neb., May 2. (Special.--The
commencement season of the
Ord High school will open this week
with the presentation of the junioi
play Thursday night, a comedy
drama, "Cousin Kate."
Looking one's best at all
times necessitates a careful
selection of home wear, and
when modish dresses may be
purchased for such small
sums, choosing is pleasant.
Dainty stripes, blues
and yellows mostly,
-and long ruffled col
lar and cuffs of white
organdy in a frock that
is just $4.50.
Housedress Section Second Floor
The Parting Injunction in
"Boys, you can have any
thing you want when you
get back home."
The Parting Injunction to
the 'Voters of Omaha today:
Give Us a Vote for
The Only Ex-Soldier
City Commissioner
Were Not Capable
The ex-service men would
not recommend him.