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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 275.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1921.
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Invite U. S.
Till Take No Naval Action
Against Germany Without
America Not Approved
London, May 3. The allied su
prcrffe council today decided to take
no naval action against Germany
lv without consulting the United states.
" This was agreed to after a rather
I j full discussion of the council mem-
M bers with Admiral Beatty of Eng-
m land, and Admiral Grasset of France,
regarding plans for naval pressure
After approving the measures for
the occupation of the Ruhr valley
should Germany fail to comply with
the terms of the allied ultimatum and
also discussing the question of a
naval demonstration, the council to
day completed its examination of the
financial clauses of the reparation
demands, which were virtually agreed
iirsn hv iho A r.i f f it cr rnmmittri.
II ' It was agreed that the bonds which
II Germany is to issue as a guarantee
II for her reparations payments should
f I run for 37 years, with interest at 5
n' per cent, plus 1. per cent lor a sin-
the sinking fund, the interest on the
amortized bonds. In other words,
the interests on the bonds not issued
will be payable into the sinking fund.
The sum of 6,600,000,000, nor
mally about $32,142,000,000 was fixed
yesterday as the principal of the
German reparation debt. Germany
will be asked to either acknowledge
or repudiate this obligation by May
12. The supreme council will send
its demand 'to Berlin through the
allied reparations commission.
Occupation of the Ruhr coal basin
in the event such action should be
i. come necessary, was' considered by
the council with the military repre
sentatives of the allies.
The council then adjourned until 3
o'clock this afternoon. It is expected
the council will finish its labors to-
" (1 .suggestions were examineu
j JT-" ' by the council this tv.sn.ing, namely,
blockade of the German ports, a par
tial blockade, a ticmonsrrauuu
out a blockade and seizure of the
customs receipts in German ports.
The unanimous opinion-was that
nothing further should be done at
present concerning naval action un
til the views of the Washington gov
ernment were learned, and only as
an additional means of compulsion in
the event that occupation of the
Ruhr, if carried out, should not
prove sufficient to cause a surrender
To Infite United States.
A Mr. Lloyd George, the British
t'X-y. premier: M. Briand, the French pre
mier; Count Sforza. the Italian for
eign minister, and M. Jaspar, the
k Belgian foreign minister, were
agreed that American susceptibilities
' must be carefully considcrtd. The
British and French governments
will continue to examine means for
a naval action after final adjourn
ment of the council.
Unofficial copies of the American
note of Monday to Germany were
ciiculated informally among the
ministers and it was wholly ap
proved. The representatives of the four
governments are agreed that the
United States must be invited to
send a representative to the supreme
council, the council of ambassadors
meeting regularly in Paris, and the
reparations commission. It has
icen thought wise not to urge the
Washington government to enter
these bodies until after May 12,
kjs cision of the supreme council have
1 oeen seen.
1 Marshal Foch, who participated
in today's meeting, said he could en-
il circle the Ruhr region with troops in
l' one day and that only six or seven
divisions would be necessary.
The occupation could be complet
ed on the second day, he declared,
by sending patrols into the interior
to take railway centers and strategic
I ' Nine days remain for Germany to
i' Inform the entente of its intentions
' relative to the payment of rapara
tions and give guarantees for the
execution of its proniises. It must
tj',1 firjftMlv with ttl allipc it
Usui vi ' . . w.i, --- ,
was believed today, as Charles E.
Hughes, American secretary of
state, is deemed to have "closed '.he
door to Washington" in the note he
sent to the German capital late last
Mr. Hughes suggested that the
German, government forward imme
diately to the allies clear, definite ind
adequate pioposals which would m
all respects meet its' just obligation.
Berlin. May 3. The note of Sec
retary of State Hughes to the Ger
man government replying to the
German counter proposals on repar
ations was delivered to Dr. Simons,
the foreign minister, at 11:30 o'clock
this morning by Loring Dressel, the
American commissioner here.
Belief was expressed in political
auarters that the refusal of the Unit-
ed States to deliver the German
I the entente allies' would necessitate
J I the resignation of Chancellor Fehr-
. enoacn : aaa rurcis ivumaici ji-
. London, May 3. At 9:30 o'clock
last night Premier Briar.d by long
(Tub to Tw Colum Two.)
No Danger of Jap War
Says Baron Shidehara
Cleveland, May 3. Differences be
tween the United States and Japan,
"call for adjustment, but their ex
istence does not justify apprehension
of pessimistic forecast," Baron
Shidehara ,the Japanese ambassador,
declared todav in an address before
the Cleveland Chamber of Com
merce. "Is there any question between
us," he asked, "which can not be set
I nt rest by the ordinary process of
I friendly discussion? Sane and honest
I diplomacy, backed by sense, reason,
charity and mutual concession, will
alcne lead to the lasting settlement
of these problems. There is abso
lutely no other course."
Declaring that the stability of
every "human insitution" about the
shores of the Pacific ocean depended
upon the maintenance of harmony
and good understanding between
Japan and the United States, Baron
Shidehara said a grave responsibility
rested upon the United States and
Action to Check ,
Secretary of Commerce Favors
Tariff "of Large Order" to
Protect United States
Washington, May 3. Immediate
congressional action to check the
inroads of German foreign trade in
the United States was urged by Sec
cretary Hoover before the house
ways and means committee. A re
vived German commerce, he said,
was driving certain American lines
out of business.
He declared for a protective tar
iff "of a large order" and spoke fa
vorably of the contemplated change
in policy as the basis of assessing
import duties. The committee is
considering establishment of an
American standard of valuation to
supplant the system of levying tar
iff on the value of imports in the
land of production.
Such a plan, Mr. Hoover said,
appeared to be the only solution to
the problem of meeting sales by
Germany and other foreign countries,
whose currency is badly, depreciated.
Germany continues the policy of
indirectly subsidizing her industries,
Mr. Hoover said, adding that on the
basis of reports by federal agents
the subsidy amounted to around 50
per cent of the production costs.
The methods pursued in subsidiz
ing the industries of Germany, ac
cording to Mr. Hoover, include a
heavy contribution to the railroads
and other public utilities, expenses
for services, which ("justly should be
assessed through channels not gov
ernmental." Many local subsidies
exist, he added, all of which have
an indirect effect on the selling
prices of German commodities
The Germans accomplish the pro
gram by the issue of unlimited pa
per currency,' Mr. Hoover said. He
expressed the belief, however, that
this policy would lead to "inevitable
He made it plain that while sub
sidies were continued the German
industrial nation was placed solidly
in a position for cheap production.
He cited steel prices quoted by Ger
man firms in neutral markets as $12
a ton below American prices. Other
Hues of American trade were suf
fering likewise outside of the United
States, he said.
The committee also heard other
arguments for and against the valu
ation change. .Members of the com
mittee gave evidence of being by
no means agreeable to the question.
New York Pressmen
ee to Wage Cut
New York, May 3. A cut of 12
per cent in wages of cylinder and
job pressmen, press assistants and
paper handlers employed by the book
and job printers trades was an
nounced by a committee on arbitra
tion approved by both employers and
employes. The cut was based on the
decline in living costs.
It was pointed out by the com
mittee that the reduction is not an ac
tual wage cut, since the reduced
wages, it is claimed, will buy the
same amount of food and clothing
now as the old wages bought a year
Chicago Physician Is"
Shot and Killed hy Wife
Chicago, May 3. Mrs. Lillian
Rowland was held last night on a
charge of murder in connection with
the shooting of her husband, Dr. T.
J. Rowland, in their home early to
dav. Her bonds were fixed at $10,
000. ' .
Mrs. Rowland, who was hysterical
and could give no account of , the
tragedy for sorne hours, late today
made a statement in which she said
she fired the bullet that killed Dr.
Rowlands in self-defense.
The Bee's new telephone num
ber is Atlantic 1000.
After 10 p. m.t when the private
branch exchange closes. The Bee's
numbers are Atlantic' 1021 and At
Is Freed in
Diggs Nolen Found Not Guilty
On Charge of Receiving
Faces Second Indictment
Memphis, Tenn., May 3. (Spe
cial.) The first of the stolen Lib
erty bond cases exploded with a
bang today when the jury which
tried II. Diggs Nolen, druggist, and
W. L. Huntley, jr., former vice pres
ident of the National City bank, re
turned a verdict of not guilty. The
jury got the case at S Monday after
noon. Nolen and Huntley were tried on
a charge of having received $65,000
worth of Liberty bonds, part of a
parcel of $466,000 worth of bonds
which were stolen by highwaymen
on November 30.
Contend State Failed.
Ralph Davis, attorney for Nolen,
and John E. Bell and P. J. Lyons,
attorneys for Huntley, contended
throughout the trial that the state
had failed to make a case against
The trio contended the state failed
to establish the body of the crime to
make the Connecticut between the de
fendants and the bonds stolen in
The case was bitterly fought. Se
lection of veniremen began a week
ago Monday and it required two :.nd
one-half days to get the jury. Tak
ing of testimony was not ended until
When the state closed its case the
defendants sprung a surprise by
electing not to offer any testimony.
Monday was consumed by the argu
ment of counsel in the case and the
charge of the judge. Six men were
indicted in the Liberty bond scandal
Others Also Named.
The indictment on which Nolen
and Huntley went to trial also named
M. B. Joseph and R. E. Priddy.
Joseph is a jeweler. and-member of
the firm of Joseph H. Meyt, Inc.
Priddy is a member of the bond
brokerage firm of rriddy-Williams
A second indictment was returned
jointly against Nolen and John E.
McCall, jr., attorney, and charges
them with receiving $100,000 worth
of stolen bonds.
A third indictment charges Hunt
ley and James M. Vardaman, of the
bond department of the Bank of
Commerce and Trust company, with
receiving $135,000 worth of stolen
During the progress of the trial
of Huntley and Nolen the state an
nounced, that it would recommend
not guilty verdicts for Joseph and
Vardaman when their cases come up
Joseph and Priddy were granted
a severance or separate trial. Mc
Call also was granted a severance.
The cases against Priddy, McCall,
Vardaman and Joseph, and added
cases against Nolen and Huntley are
on the court calendar for tomorrow.
Ranch Hand Commits
Suicide By Hanging
Alliance, Neb., 1 May 3. (Special
Telegram.) John A. Gregory of
Alliance, 50, committed suicide by
hanging himself with a. halter at
tached to a ladder in the barn on
the Kilpatrick ranch 25 miles west
of here, where he was employed as
ranch hand. The body was found
by another ranch hand when he went
to the barn to do the morning chores.
Gregory's feet were upon the ground
with the knees bent forward, indi
cating that he had let himself down
to a stooping position and strangled
He owned a half section of land
near the Kilpatrick ranch and is said
to have had land in -Idaho. Finan
cial worries are believed to have
prompted his act, although friends
say he was worth considerale money.
He is believed to have a sister liv
ing in Idaho and a brother in Cres
ton, la. The body is held here pend
ing efforts of the authorities to lo
cate relatives. -
Americans Held As Agents
Of Mexican Rehel Released
Mexico City, May 3. Martin and
Jesus Trejo, American citizens ar
rested last week in Nuevo Laredo
as agents of Francisco Murguia, have
been released, it is said in advices
to the Mexican war office. There'
has been some uncertainty of late
regarding the whereabouts of Gen
eral Murguia. A war office state
ment, however, declares he has not
been outside of Mexico, but now is
fleeing toward Texas. Jose Mur
guia, his brother, was arrested with
three other Mexicans near Uuevo
Laredo yesterday and they informed
officials General Murguia had given
up all thought of a revolution.
Missouri Pacific Will
Give Taxable Valuation
Lincoln, May 3. (Special.) The
j Missouri Pacific will present its tax
i able valuation to the state board of
I equalization tomorrow. Following
1 the hearing of this road, the Bur
; lington. Union Pacific and other
railroads will appear before - the
board with reports on valuations, -
r with rtf
Stillman Resigns as
N. Y. Bank Head
New York. May 3. James A.
Stillman today resigned as president
of the National City bank.
Charles E. Mitchell, president of
the National City company, was
elected to succeed him.
The resignation of Mr. Stillman,
whose divorce proceedings have at
tracted much newspaper attention,
was accepted at the regular weekly
meeting of the bank's board of di
rectors. The directors previously
had refused to accept the banker"s
It is understood that Mr. Stillman
will continue as a director of the
Judge Weslcott Contradicts
Assertion He Helped Draft
Evader Escape From Fed
l!y The Associated Press.
Washington, May 3. A sharp
question of veracity arising between
Samuel T. Arisell, former acting
judge advocate general of the army,
and former Judge John VV. Wescott
of New Jersey, created excitement
today at the investigation by a house
committee of the escape of Grover
Bergdoll, draft deserter.
Called to the stand before Mr. An
sell, counsel for Bergdoll, had com
pleted his statement, Judge Wescott,
who is 72, denied the testimony of
Ansell in two essential details and
declared with emphasis there was no
truth in the report that he had been
engaged as associate counsel, as An
sell had stated, to help get Bergdoll
from prison after he had evaded the
draft for nearly two years.
As the judge went back to his seat,
Mr. Ansell, wlio had heard part of
the denial, reiterated under oath that
every word of his testimony was
true. Just as his examination was
about to shift to other channels,
Chairman Peters, turning to the
judge, asked if he desired to be
- Torrent of Denial.
The judge was on his feet instant
ly. Moving over toward the table
across from which Mr. Ansell sat
and refusing to be seated, for five
minutes he let loose a torrent of de
nial, . declaring Ansell lacked the
courage to step outside and make the
same charges. . In the midst of the
verbal attack, Mr. Ansell broke in
with the demand that if it was to be
a debate he wanted the right to
Seeing possibilities of an impend
ing clash, Chairman Peters quickly
stopped the discussion, but not until
the judge had fired a few more shots.
Then, picking up his hat, he walked
out, with a courteous and smiling
"well, good-bye, gentlemen."
First denying there was a shred
of truth in the statement by the late
D. Clarence Gibboney of Philadel
phia, that he had been employed in
the Bergdoll case and paid $1,250,
Judge Wescott declared he never
went to see Secretary Baker in Berg
doll's behalf, as Ansell had testified
and that he knew nothing of the
story of Bergdoll's buried gold un
til he read of it in the newspapers.
Earlier Mr. AnsclJ had testified that
Judge Westcott, as a defense attor
ney, had discussed with Gibboney
and himself, the question of urging
the War department to permit the
dodger's release under guard to go
and find it
Friend of Baker.
The fact was mentioned that the
judge was a warm friend of Secre
tary Baker and that he was the man
who had twice placed Woodrow
Wilson in nomination for president.
Judge Westcott declared his only
part in the case was the sending to
Mr. Baker of a letter, enclosing the
Ansell brief in the Bergdoll appeal,
which he regarded as a brilliant doc
ument and one which should have
the secretary's consideration.
Going back to the buried gold,
Judge Westcott, looking Mr. Ansell
in the eye, exclaimed: :
"I never Jieard of it until it came
out with the news of Bergdoll's es
cape. I would suppose if a man of
Mr. Ansell's ability could get that
crazy idea in his head, and in view
of what happened, he would have
left the community."
Depreciating the fact that two men
could be at such variance" as to the
fact, Judge Westcott said he want
ed to reiterate in Ansell's presence
"and in his very teeth" that the lat
ter knew when he testified, that
statements concerning him were un
true. - The judge said Ansell had
refused to recognize him when they
were only a few feet apart, which
led to much questioning and to the
remark by Judge Wescott that the
lawyer must have been conscious
then of making statements he had
no authority to make.
Fixed Rate on Intrastate
Shipments of Sand Asked
Lincoln, May 3. (Special.) An
effort to make a stipulated rate for
intrastate shipments of sand will be
made Monday at a hearing before the
state railway commission. In past
years rates on sand shipments were
"spur of the moment" affairs.' The
recent tie-up of freight cars and uncer
tainty of arrival and departure of
shipments have caused no end of
trouble and both railroads and ship
pers are reported to want rate agree
ments to become a matter of record.
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Woman Held for
Shooting Man She
Says Robbed Her
Traveling Salesman, Wounded
And in Hospital, Refuses to
Tell How He Suffered
Mrs. Tony Golgia. 1918 South
Eighteenth street, was arrested yes
terday afternoon and confessed to
Detectives Haze, English, Francl and
Heller that she is the woman who
last night shot Nathan L.-Long,
traveling salesman, whose home is
in Marshalltowu, la.
Long, who rooms at 1812 Chicago
street when he is in Omaha, is in St.
Joseph hospital with a bullet hole
in his left breast and in serious con
ditictj. - He refused to tell who shot
him when police visited him at the
hospital yesterday. He had been
taken there in a private ambulance,
the owner of which notified police
Mrs. Golgia asserts that she shot
Long because he stole a watch be
longing to her.
Shot at Two Men.
"I was in my house when this man
entered and prowled around. My
little boy saw him and came running
into the other room to tell me. I
got my revolver and shot him as he
was getting out of the door. I also
shot at two other men on the side
walk." This statement is corroborated by
Harry Palmenter, Neville hotel, who
says he was one of the two men on
the sidewalk. Police say that Pal
menter told them he and Long and
another man went to Mrs. Golgia's
home to get some liquor.
Palmenter,: according to police,
says one" of the bullets fired by Mrs.
Golgia whizzed past his head as he
stood in front of her house.
Ran Down Street.
"I ran down the street,", he told
police, they say, "and soon Long
caught up with me and said, 'She
shot me.' He was getting weak and
I called up a taxicab and took him
Mrs. Golgia was taken to St. Jo
seph hospital where, police say,
Long admitted that she is the wo
man who shot him but declined to
give a reason for the shooting.
Yesterday morning Long, although
he knew that he might die, refused
to tell police who had shot him.
Police located Mrs. Golgia through
her own report yesterday that she
had shot at a man in her house.
Mrs. Long, wife of the wounded
man. is said to be on her way to
STATE LAW DIGEST.
A complete digest of all of the
laws passed by ' the ' Nebraska
legislature at the session which
concluded last week will be found
on Page 10 of this edition of The
AJJttle Matter of Billions
Farmers' State Banks
At Hadar and Hoskins
Closed Bv Examiner
Lincoln, May 3. (Special.)
Bank closings are . becoming ordi
T. J. McGuire, special investigator
for Attorney General C. A. Davis,
returned to Lincoln today from
Hadar and Hoskins, Neb., where he
closed the Farmers' State banks in
both towns. The two towns are only
a few miles apart.
Herbert H. Barge, cashier of the
Hoskins bank, pleaded guilty to de
falcations and entered the state
prison at Lincoln yesterday. B. N.
Saunders of Norfolk has been ap
pointed receiver for the bank.
Before leaving, McGuire stated
that preparations were under way
for prosecution of William Leffer
dink, cashier of the Hadar hank.
.Barge has a wife and two children.
Lefferdink has a wife and one child.
"Is -the present financial crisis re
sponsible for so much trouble in
banks?" McGuire was asked.
"Yes to some extent, but general
cussedness is responsible for most
of it," he said.
Members of Blackhand
Gang Confess to Police
Scranton, Pa., May 3. Driven to
desperation, five members of an al
leged black-hand gang confided to
the authorities some of the prac
tices of the band, 14 of whom were
arrested last night.
The informers, according to the
county authorities, had sought the
aid and protection of officers and had
told of their being required to punc
ture their wrists and suck their own
blood as a test of loyalty to the
They also told of the gang's pla'i
for selecting a member when a "cut
ting" or "killing" was planned. '
. The informer told the authorities
that the gang did not center its ef
forts on extorting sums of money
from citizens,, but engaged in ran
sacking freight cars and business
places. . The revenue derived went
into the treasury of the gang.
Knights of Columbus to
Build New Headquarters
New York, May 3. The Knights
of Columbus have awarded a con
tract for a $500,000 national head
quarters in New Haven, Conn.', it
was announced today. Ground will
be broken this month. The new
building will be three stories high
and will accommodate ? printing
plant for a magazine of 1.000,000
monthly circulation, which the
Knights purpose to publish.
Governor McKelvie Leaves
for Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Lincoln, May 3. (Special.) Gov.
S. K. McKelvie left today for Ex
celsior Springs, Mo., to spend a few
days. While he is gone, Senator R.
S. Norval of Seward, president pro
tern of the senate, will act as gover
nor. Lieut. Gov. V, A. Barrows is
Is Announced in
Cut to Become Effective May
16 Abandonment of 12
Hour Day Not Practical
New York, May 3. A reduction
of about 2Q per cent -in wages tor
day labor j .ective May 16, and an
equitable f justme'nt of other rates,
including; alaries, was announced by
Elbert . Gary of the board of
direcf&r of the United States Steel
corpor tion. It is estimated between
150,0! J and 175,000 . employes will
,Hr. Gary also stated that the cor
poration had found no practicable
-'asis for the entire abandonment
,f the 12-hour day in the immediate
future. He added that the 12-liour
shift had been eliminated in certain
departments and that efforts would
be continued with the expectation
of eliminating this feature within the
During 1920 the average wage of
employes was $6.96 as against $6.12
in 1919, according to corporation
figures. Total salaries and wages
disbursed by the steel corporation
in 1920, when employes numbered
267.000, aggregated $581,556,925.
On the basis of the reduction
corporation officials estimated thj
average cut in wages at approxi
mately $1.40 a day per man. Roughly
this will effect a reduction in the
pay roll, calculated on the present
number of employes, of not lets
than $150,000,000 annually.
Reduction in the prices of certai.i
products averaging approximately
$7 a ton, were announced by Mr.
Gary on April 12.
The heaviest reductions were re
corded in tin plates, which, dropped
from $140 to $125 a ton, while the
minimum decrease affected four by
four and heavier billets which de
clined from $38.50 to $37 a ton.
Michigan Man Nominated
Director of the Census
Washington, May 3. William M
Stuart of Michigan, now assistant
director of the census, was nomi
nated today by President Harding to
be director of the census.
John L. Slattery was nominated
by President Harding today to b?
United States attorney for the Dis
trict of Montana.
Fair and continued cool Wednes
day. Hourly Temperature.
II . m V l p. m ..S
fitt.ni Jl ! i. m M
1 a. m Sft 3 p. m. . S
8 m. m 41 4 i. in J
O a. m 47! . p. nt
10 a. m .TT....rt' n. m A"
11 a. m 31 i p. i" Jj
I'i noon 5'!' S p. m. .
IS SHOWN BY
Sunshine lirings Many Wom
en to Polls to Cast Ballots.
In Election of Com- "
SLATES ARE SMASHED;!
MIX 'EM UP IS SLOGAN
Tickets Eare Badly at Hands'
of Careful Voters, Who Se
led Men They Want to .
iioid office. .,; Z
In 34 precincts Butler's vote
was 7,320 and Dahlman's, 7,091. ;!
Koutsky, low on the Dahlman il;
ticket, had 6,384 votes. Ure,
high on the 5,000 ticket, had Y;
A complete victory for the DahM
man ticket was indicated by early
returns in Tuesday's city election.
In the first 21 precincts received
the Dahlman ticket on the average
was nearly 2,000 votes ahead of the ,
Committee of 5,000 slate.
Returns from the first 21 precincts .
were as follows:
Ringer 2,330 t
Grimmell 2,081. !
In returns received from the first ,
14 precincts the Dahlman ticket
averaged more thail 1,000 ahead of ;
the Committee of 5.000 slate.
These returns were from bothp
upper and lower wards and tabulators
at Election Commissioner Moor
head's office predicted a victory for
the complete Dahlman slate.' ;
Dahlman Is High.
Dahlman was high in the 14 pre
cincts with Butler second. The
former mayor polled 2,730 votes. i
The highest man on the Committee f
of 5,000 slate in the same precincts '
was Ure with 1,736 votes. !
Although returns from the upper
wards where the "5,000" candidates
Both of Big Bond .
Issues Are Passed
Both of the bond issues have
carried, early returns indicated.
The vote in favor of the' bond
issue for the free bridge and the
$1,000,000 gas bond issue was 3
to 1 in the precincts first received
and it was a foregone conclusion,
tabulators at the election commis
sioner's office said, that both is
sues would be carried.
were expected to poll heavy Totes,
were far from complete little hope
was held out on the face of the early
returns. - , ...
It was practically conceded a ma-
jority in the next city commission
for the Dahlman ticket could not b
Charge Ballots Destroyed.
Early in the evening Deputy
Sheriff C. W. Hoye appeared at the '
office of Election Commissioner
Moorhead in eompav. with Can
didate James C. Dahlman and com
plained against an election judge ;
whose name they said was E. O.
Hoye and Dahlman declared Ames,
who was at the fire station at Thirty-sixth
and Jackson' streets, was
destroying ballots which had been
They declared this performance had
teen going on all afternoon and had
been reported to the election com
missioner at 4 o'clock in the after
noon. To substantiate their claim Hoye
and Dahlman exhibited a torn bal
lot sheet with the judges' names on
the back of it.
Aijies is president of the State Sav
ings and "Loan association.
Election Commissioner Moorhead
declared that following receipt of the
afternoon report, he cautioned judges
stationed at the fire barn.
Ames denied the charges, he said.
The election commissioner said he
informed the judges the practice, had '
it been going on, would have to stop.
Following Hoye's report to Moor
head, Police Judge Dunn, who is a
candidate on the Dahlman ticket, an
nounced that he would, in his official
position .of police judge, file a com
plaint against Ames. A warrant for
his arrest would be issued, he de
At 1407 Capitol avenue, the voting
place for the Fifth precinct of the
Third ward, the supply of 500 bal
lots proved insufficient and a call
was made to the election commis-
sioner for more.
In the First precinct of the Fifth
ward. Sam Yiglito, 521 William
street, became a little too ambitious,
police say, and tried to vote twice.
He was arrested, charged with viola
tion of the election laws.
An argument at the polling place
at Nineteenth and U streets became
so vigorous that two men resorted
to fisticuffs in an effort to settle the
dispute. Police, however, mediated
by interrupting the crap .it an in
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