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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. 30 NO. 276.
Left Out of
Senate Committee Refuses to
Include Clause Authorizing
President to Call Disarm
Increase - Appropriation j
By The Aaaoclatrd Trrot.
Washington, May 4. Administra
tion forces won the first skirmish to
day in the impending senate fight
over naval disarmament.
Guided by the wishes of President
Harding, the senate naval commit
tee refused to incorporate in the an
nual naval appropriation measure the
proposal of Senator Borah, republi
can, Idaho, authorizing the chief
nxecutive to invite Great Britain and
Japan to send representatives to a
Before the committee acted Sena
tor Borah had reintroduced his pro
posal in the senate and moved to sus
pend the rules to make it in order.
senator Fomerene, democrat, Ohio,
give notice he also intended to pre
sent a disarmament, amendment to
the naval bill. His amendment would
ask the president to delay the build
ing program six months while an ef
fort was being made to arrange a
conference between the United
States, Great Britain and Japan.
- May Suspend Building.
Should an agreement to limit con
struction be reached the president
1 might suspend the building program
in whole or in part.
It is understood administration
loaders plan to delay action on pro
posals for international disarmament
because of the desire of the president
not to have this question initiated in
congress during the present state of
, As favorably reported today by the
naval committee, the annual naval
"Bill, which failed at the last session,
provides not only funds for continu
ing construction on the uncompleted
1916 program, but also for a per
sonnel 20,000 in excess of the 100.000
proposed by the house. It also car
ries funds for beginning work on
naval bases on the Pacific coast.
The committee increased the house
total $396,000,000 to $496,500,000, or
, the same figures in the bill as failed
, in the senate last March. The prin
cipal increases voted today include
If 12.000,000 for aviation. $15,000,000 to
start work on two new aircraft cat1
riers, about $7,000,000'to begin con
struction of a new fleet base at. Ala
meda, Cal., and other Pacific coast
es. and about257.00Q.000 to exoedit
construction of capital ships. There
also were large increases tor pay and
support of personnel.
Senator Poindexter, republican,
Washington, plans to report the
amended measure to the senate to
morrow with a view to calliug it up
M. F. Ihmsen, Publisher
Of Los Angeles Paper,
Dies After Long Illness
l os Angeles, May '4. M. F. Ihm-
sei publisher ot ttie i-os Angeies
Examiner, died today after an ill
n;sg of nearly two years. He is sur
vived by a "widow and daughter.
Mr. Ilimsen, who was born in
Pittsburgh in 1868, began his news
paper career there in 1888. He joined
the Hearst service ui 189o.
. He was active in national politics
and had; been secretary of the Nation
al Association of Democratic Clubs
and a member of the democratic na
tional congress committee.
He organized the Municipal Own
ership league in New York, which
nominated W. R. Hearst for mayor
in 1905. He was Mr. Hearst's cam
paign manager. The following year
he organized the Independent league
in New York, which resulted in the
nomination for Mr. Hearst as gov
ernor. , ie was me candidate in ivu or
party for sheriff of New York coun
ty. The following year he came to
.fSs Angeles, as publisher of the
Industrial Workers Plan
Annual Convention May 9
Chicago, May 4. The tact hat
four score industrial workers of the
world have been sentenced to the
penitentiary to serve sentences for
wartime conspiracies against the gov
ernment will have no effect on ihe
plans for the 13th national convention
ot tne organization, wnicn is scnea
uled to be held here May 9, accord
ing to I. W. W. officials.
The. convention will be the begin
ning of . a new life for the organiza
tion, according to Roy Brown,
chairman of the national executive
"Love Bungalow" Death
Suicide, Say Police
- Los Angejes, May 4. A suicide
theory in the mysterious death of
Marie Vance in Los Angeles oa
April 5, the particulars of which arc
now under probe by local and Chi
cago authorities, is advanced by Cap
tain of Detectives Charles R. Mo:'
fatt. That the girl, apparently deserted
by her fiance and suffering from
an agonizing and hopeless illness,
took nicotine poison to end her mis
ery is a very probable solution, Cap
tain Moffatt said he believed.
t,f irni-j l
Dayton. O., May 4. A. G. Pen
dleton, 25, civilian employe of Mc-
i Cook held, was icmea wnen a plane
1 crashed to earth in view of hundred!
, of spectators at the Community
Countrv club. Lieutenant
Wart, pilot, was seriously
Fattrt at BteoK-CUH Mitttr
Omaha P. 0. Uatr Act el
Of Death of Napoleon
Paris, May 4. France today be
gan a two-day observance of the
centenary of the death of Napoleon.
At 5:49 o'clock Thursday afternoon
a salvo of artillery at the Invalides
will mark the passing of a century j
since the death of the great warrior
at St. Helena and will close the
A memorial service was held early
today in Noire Dame cathedral.
Cardinal Dubois, archbishop of
'I lie chief feature of tomorrow's
exercises, will be a military review
at the Arc De Triomphe.
The concluding ceremony will be
the granting of solemn, absolution by
Cardinal Dubois in the chapel of the
Invalides. adjoining the tomb of Na
poleon. On this occasion, Marshal
Foch, commander of the mightiest
host in the world's history, will do
homage to the little Corsican.
The celebration appeared, how
ever, to have little appeal for the
In Bergdoll Case
Declares Judge Wescott Knew
All About "Pot of Gold"
Before Draft Dodger
Washington, May 4. Edward S.
Bailey, law partner of Samuel T.
Ansell, corroborated before a house
investigating committee, Ansell's
testimony that former Judge John
VV. Wescott of New Jersey knew all
about the story of "the pot of gold"
before Grover Bergdoll, draft dodg
Mr. Bailey corroborated the An
sell testimony, denied by Wescott,
that the judge went to the War de
partment to see the secretary in the
prisoner's behalf and remained softie
time without seeing him.
Testifying after .Mr. Ansell had
been subjected to a severe cross
examination by Representative John
son, democrat, Kentucky, Bailey re
lated the gist of a conversation as
to plans by which the lawyers hoped
to obtain the release under guard,
of Bergdoll, to recover his hidden
fortune and in which the late D.
Clarence Gibboney and Judge Wes
cott took part.
Responsibility for changing mili
tary plans, by which Bergdoll was
permitted to stop over in Philadel
phia to visit his motlfer.rfell proper
ly upon the shoulders of Mr. Gib
boney. Mr. Bailey declared. It was
from' his mother's house that Berg
doll escaped. ' -
Mr. Bailey told of a talk he had
with Bergdoll at the Governor's is
land prison, of the" hitter's tale of
the gold, and of the military plans
for a speedy trip to find it. Mr.
Bailey declared Gibboney took a
personal interest in the prisoner and
promised, in event of his acquital,
to take him to Philadelphia and try,
and make a man of him.
Mr. Johnson insisted that as he
had promised to stand responsible
for the safe return of the prisoner,
the former acting judge advocate
general of the army was in duty
bound to do so. Mr. .Ansell con
tended, however, that even if there
had been an error of judgment the
request for the man's release was
made in good faith and that undfer
military regulations the authorities
and not the lawyers, were respon
sible for his safe keeping.
Woman Asks Dahlraan G.H.Q.
If She May "Home Brew"
Barney McArdle, in charge of the
Dahlman headquarters in the Bran
deis theater building, yesterday was
besieged with telephone calls of con
gratulations and queries. .
But one question captured the
mahogany ash can, he said.
About noon a woman's voice over
the telephone asked:
"Is this the Dahlman headquar
ters?" "Yes," replied Barney, in an ex
"Well, I just called," returned tha
woman's voice, "to ask you whether
one can make home brew now?"
".No, madam." Barney says he told
her. "When the new administration
takes the city reins Mav 17 there'll
be no more home brew.1'
Chapter of Lions Club
Organized at Columbus
Columbus, Neb.. , May 4. (Spe
cial.' The Columbus Lions club, to
be affiliated with the international as
sociation of Lions club, was organ
ized in Columbus with a charter
membership of 50 business and pro
Orlando Jones of Chicago, field
director for the Lions, perfected
the organization. Each club is an
organization of boosters pledged to
take active interest in promoting
matters of civic welfare and co-op
erate with the chamber of commerce
and other civic bodies. A full set
of officers was elected.
Columbus Doctors Elected
.To College of Surgeons
Columbus. Neb., Mav 4. (Spe
cial.) Dr. F. H. Morrow and Dr.
C. H. Campbell have been advised
of their election to membership in
the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. A. C. Allenburger has been a
member for some years.
Columbus, it is understood; is the
only city in Nebraska, aside from
Omaha and Lincoln, with a repre
sentation of three members in the
Plague Rages in Vladivostok
Washington, May 4. A serious
outbreak of pneumonic plague at
Vladivostok, Siberia, is reported in
a cablegram received today at Amer
ican Red Cross .headquarters here.
The message gave no details. Red
Cross officials said this plague wai
UK-re deadly than the bubonic
May !. INI. at
March 8. 1179.
llndu stries!ArT!i T,,
In Need of
Anti-Dumping Provisions of
Tariff Bill Will Not Prevent
Underselling, Says Sen
Foreign Prices Lower
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Trlbune-Omnha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, May 4. That the
anti-dumping provision of the emer
gency tariff bill will not halt the
present underselling of American
products bv foreien products in j
American markets was admitted by
'Senator McCumber of North Dako
ta, ranking republican member of
the Finance committee, in opening
the debate on the measure in the
This underselling will continue in
increasing volume until American
prices fall and American wages are
lowered or until the tariff on the
competing foreign products is
raised. Such protection will be af
forded agriculture products by the
emergency tariff bill and other prod
ucts, it is contemplated, by the
permanent tariff law to be enacted
several months hence.
The anti-dumping section provides
an additional duty to be assessed on
foreign goods dumped on American
markets at prices below the home
market value. It will be ineffective
because there are no foreign goods
being dumped in American and will
not - be until conditions radically
Dumping Not Necessary.
Foreign goods are not being dump
ed here because it is not necessary
to do so. American prices are so
much higher than foreign prices that
the foreign goods can be sold in the
United States above home market
prices and still undersell American
competitors. With the foreign goods
sold here at prices no less than the
home market value the provision of
the anti-dumping section will not
apply to such imports.
German products are reaching
American markets in volume rapid
ly approaching the prewar figure
and American industries are alarmed
by fears of the effect of German
competition, but the protection
sought can be afforded only by per
manent tariff legislation.
"I think every man in the senate
realizes the condition of the indus
tries tliroughout the United States
at the present time," said Senator
McCumber. "While we hav recog
nized that industries in every lino
were suffering from the reaction
after the war, it was well known
that the " agricultural industry was
suffering more than any other.
While the . farmers' product had
gone down from one-third to one
half in price, yet" everything the
farmer had to purchase has remained
at the old price.
No Occasion for Clause.
"I regret that the house saw fit
to attach to what was purely an
emergency tariff proposition other
provisions, relating to anti-dumping
and a new method for determining
values of foreign currency, thereby
injecting into this discussion new
"I regret that the anti-dumping
provision was attached because I
can see no occasion for it. In all
the hearings we had before the sen
ate finance committee there was no
snowing as to any dumping. Cer
tainly there is no danger of the
dumping of agricultural products,
and there is little danger of the
dumping of manufactured articles
because prices in this country are so
much higher than anywhere else in
the world and it is not necessary for
foreign manufacturers, in order to
sell their products here, to dump
their goods at prices below their
Senator King of tUah, democrat,
asked Senator McCumber if it were
not a fact that the anti-dumping
provisions are "a fraud upon the
public and a pretense from which no
benefit will be derived whatever."
Senator McCumber replied that
that was not his opinion. f
"Isn't it possible," continued Sen
ator King, "for this anti-dumping
provision to be so administered as
to perpetuate a monopoly in the
United States or permit manufactur
ers in the United states to perpetu
ate present prices?"
"I do not think that is possible,"
replied Senator McCumber.
Paper Company to Sell
Groceries to Employes
Oregon City, Ore., May 4. The
Crown-Willemete pulp and paper
company, which last week posted
notices reducing employes wages 20
per cent, today notified its employes
that to protect them from merchants
who might be inclined to profiteer,
the company would sell groceries
and case goods to its workers at
cost, plus 10 per cent.
Burglars Ram Door of Shoe
Store and Steal $1,000 Loot
Burglars backed a truck up to the
back- of the Loyal Shoe store, 4721
South Twenty-fourth street Tuesday
night, tried to open the back door by
boring holes around the lock and
failing in this battered the door in
with a large ram.
They loaded 200 pair of shoes val
ued at $1,000 on the truck, according
to J. Shame, manager. People living
upstairs said they heard a great noise
at the back of the store but didn't
Woman Drowns Children.
Clarence Mullenix, 36, drowned her
two children, a girl of 8 and a boy
of 6, 'last Saturday, it became knevn
today. She lived on a farm.
Y. M. C. A. Drive
Beatrice, Neb.. Mar 4. Special.)
; A drive for a $.j.UUO . .M. (. A.
1 fund is under way here,
111 uvuu iiicii mat
Washington, May 4. Jules W.
Arnstein and the four other defend
ants on trial here on charges of con
spiracy to bring stolen securities into
the District of Columbia, were found
guilty by a jury tonight. The other
defendants were Nick Cohn, D. W.
Sullivan, W. W. Easterbay and N.
The cases arose out of a $5,000,000
Wall street bond theft and the de
fendants are expected to be placed
on trial soon in New York as the
next step in their prosecution.
Sentence will not be imposed for
two weeks. The maximum is two
years' imprisonment, or $10,000 fine,
To Take Charge
Of City May 17
Dahlman Resigns as Marshal
Mike Demptey Slated to
Succeed Ebersteiu as
Chief ot Police.
HOW THEY RAN.
Dan B. Butler .34.037
James C. Dahlman ,...32,473
Harry B. Zimman 31,788
Joseph B. Hummel 30,682
ohn Hopkins 30,438
Henry Dunn 29,451
Joseph Koutsky 27,616
W. G. Ure 24,496
Roy N. Towl 23,064
Thomas Falconer 23.C01
J. Dean Ringer 21,881
Abraham L. Sutton 20,760
Charles A. Grimmel 19,978
John F. Murphy 19,803
The successful "United Seven"
candidates who will take office Mav
17 at the city hall will meet the sec
ond Tuesday after the day of election
in the city council chamber to "or-'
ganize and assign the seven port
folios, as is provided in the law gov
erning the city commission form of
The probable departmental assign
ments will be:
James C. Dahlman, mayor, in
charge of public affairs.
Henry W. Dunn, police, sanitation
and public safety.
Harry B. Zimman, lire protection.
. D. B. Butler, public accounts and
J. B. Hummel, parks and boule
vards. Joseph Koutsky, public improve
ments. John Hopkins, street maintenance.
Mr- Dahlman will remain in "the
marshal's office until May 17. He
wired his resignation of that office
yesterday and arranged for his offi
cial bond as city commissioner
through Harry S. Byrne of the Fi
delity and Deposit company of
Police Shakeup Promised. -
Commissioner-elect Dunn,, in line
for superintendency of. police, stated
yesterday a new system will be in
vogue in the police department and
"several important changes will be
M. F. Dempsey is prominently
mentioned for successor to Marshall
Eberstein as chief of police.
Tom Dennison declined to make a
Abolishment of the Public Wel
fare board as a result of the election
"seems to be in the cards," it is re
ported. Thomas Murray and Harland L.
Mossman expect to retire from the
(Turn to Pare Two, Column One.)
Judge Rules Ticker
Companies Cannot Be
Held for Mistakes
New York, May 4. Supreme
Court Justice Tierney ruled today
that the relations of a -financial ticket
service to the public are the same as
those of a newspaper publisher. He
made this decision in dismissing a
complaint in a suit brought by Gas
ton Jaillet of Newark, N. J., a stock
market operator in New York, to
recover alleged damages against Jo
seph Cashman, as treasurer of Dow,
Jones & Co., ticker service opera
tors. "There is a moral obligation by
every one to say nothing that is not
true," the court said, "but the law
does not attempt to impose liability
for a violation of such duty unless it
constitutes a breach of contract, obli
gation or trust, or amounts to a de
ceit, libel or slander."
The suit resulted from al alleged
incorrect report sent out on March
8, 1920, on the company's ticker, as
to the effect of a decision of the
United States supreme court on the
taxable status of stock dividends as
Cheese Prices Slump.
Waterloo. N. Y., May 4. For the
first time, in six years, cheese' was
being bought in northern New York
markets for 14 cents a pound. Deal
ers report there is no market even
at that price. A years ago cheese
was selling at the factory for 28 to
30 cents. '
Return From .Washington
Washington, May 4. (Special
Telegram.) -President Robert Trim
ble and Commissioner J. David T.ar
son of the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce, who have beeij in Washington
for several days, left -this afternoon
Censorship Bill Killed
Madison, Wis., May 4. Motion
picture censorship by a board of te
vicw established under the .in
dustrial commission, failed to receive
the approval of the senate today
i which -killed the bill, 27 to 4.
MAY 5, 1921.
Cashier of Belvidere Bank j
Disappears on Same Day !
Brother Goes to Prison
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.) Will
iam Barge, cashier of the Farmers
State bank, Belvidere, Neb., has dis
appeared from home, leaving a short
age in 'his accounts.
He left Belvidedc last Monday, the
day when his brother, Herbert H.
Barge, cashier of the Farmers State
bank of Hoskins, Neb., entered the
state penitentiary here to serve a
term for defalcation from that bank,
to which he confessed.
The disappearance of the second
Barge brother was a mystery until
yesterday when his wife received a
letter from him which said in part:
"I am short in my accounts in the
bank. I am going away and will tot
The letter also is said to have ad
mitted a shortage of $2,000 in Barge's
account with the Belvidere school
The letter was mailed on a North
western railroad train somewhere on
the Norfolk division.
J. E. Hart, secretary of the de
partment of finance and revenue, sent
Bank Examiner J. R. Riley to take
charge of the bank at Belvidere.
Riley has reported that he found
about $15,000 of what he considered
"bad paper," including a loan of
$5,000 made to Herbert II. ' Barge,
the brother now in the penitentiary.
At the time of the last examina
tion the Belvidere bank had loans of
$96,500 and deposits of $85,300.
A wave of bank troubles. is sweep
ing over the state, due to "general
cussedness," according to Mr. Hart,
and not to any general financial
troubles in the country.
Following the recent closing of
the Farmers State bank at Hadar,
Neb., it was announced today that
William Lefferdink, the cashier, will
C. L. Dort, an assistant attorney
general, went to Oshkosh, Neb., to
day to appoint a receiver for a bank
Attorney General Davis said last
evening that he will leave today for
another town which he declined to
name to appoint a receiver for a
bank. . "
Fremont Makes Bid for
New $300,000 Reformatory
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.)
George Wolz of Fremont called on
the Board of Control today and
added Fremont to the list of Ne
braska cities which want to be
chosen as the site for the $300,000
reformatory for young men author
ized by the recent legislature. Other
cities in the race for the institution
are Ashland, Lincoln, , Raymond,
North Platte and Brownville. At
Brownville lives Mrs. Robert W.
Furnas, widow of a former Nebraska
governor. She has offered free a
site for the institution.
Women Urge Legislation
To Regulate Meat Packers
Washington, May 4. Representa
tives of several women's organiza
tions and of the National Grange
appeared before the house agricul
ture committee yesterday . to urg?
passage of legislation to regulate the
meat packing industry.
Women Voters Write in Name
Of School Board Candidate
Sisterville, W. Va May 4. Wom
en voters of Sisterville won their
first victory at the polls yesterday
when they wrote in the name of Mr?.
Thomas Bell on the school board
j ballot and elected her by a two-lo-lone
vote over a male opponent.
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Surround Italian Regiment
and Pitched Battle Fnsues
Also Ci?sh With
Oppeln, Upper Silesia, May 4.
(By the Associated Press.) Or
ganized Polish forces, estimated at
20,000 have occupied , all of upper
Silesia south of a line running from
Kosel to Tarnowitz, with the ex
ception of a few large towns and
are moving further northward, ac
cording to information supplied by a
member of the interallied represen
Today, according to this source,
the Poles are njarching ino Gross
Strehlitz, north of the aline men
tioned, in a well ordered manner, us
ing motor lorries and being supplied
with rifles, machine guns and dyna
Italian troops at Rybnik, well
south in the plebiscite area, com
prising a regiment of infantry and
two machine gun companies, are
surrounded by 3,000 Poles and a
pitched battle has been going on for
several hours, the informant stated
this afternoon. The Italian known
dead are three officers, one of them
of high rank, and 12 privates.-
Warsaw, March 4. (By The As
sociated Press.) The insurrection
ary movement in upper Silesia begun
suddenly Monday night, spread rap
idly in the districts of Beuthen,
Plcss, Rybnik and Tarnowitz. Ac
cording to the newspapers, a Polish
civilian fighting organization occu
pied Katowitz and other towns after
machine gun encounters .with the
Germans, but French troops finally
controlled the situation
Newspaper extras last evening re
ported eight Poles .killed and 16
bounded in the Katowitz region in
clashes with the Germans, in whicn
the Poles attempted to gain control
of the districts bordering on the
Polish frontier. Adelbert Korfanty,
the Polish plebiscite . commissioner
in upper Silesia, has been recalled
because he exceeded his powers, it
was announced today.
Paris, May 4. The French gov
crnment, it was learned today, , has
strongly impressed upon the gov
ernment at Warsaw the grave con
sequences to Polish interests likely
to result from a Polish tuprising in
Upper Silesja. Unrest has 'been re
ported in this region over the rumor
of an allied decision giving Poland
only two districts there as a result
of the recent plebiscite. A mining
strike is also in progress there.
Japanese Plan Big Drive
Against Soviet Forces
Riga, May 4. The Izvesta of'
Moscow prints a report that Japan
is planning decisive action against
the Soviets. The newspaper declares
the plan includes the bringing of
the army of General Wrangel to?
Siberia by Japan, this army to join,
the forces of Gcnera' Scmenoff, the
anti-bolsherikileader. It also asserts
that the Japanese military attache in
Paris dined recently with Russian
officers there and promised them
Steamer Bringing Russ
Bolshevik Gold to U. S.
Christiana, Norway, May 4. Hie
Scandinavian-American line steamer
United States, due in New York
May 11. has on board 70 sacks of
gold bullion, valued at several mil
lion dollars, consigned from the
Swedish mail service as first class
mail. The gold is Russian bolshevik
gold rcmelted bv the Swedish royal
.Judge To Render
Verdict In Stokes
Divorce On Julvl
Testimony ' Practically Com
pleted on Both Sides
Statement of Several Wit
nesses Proved False.
CHiraro Tribune-Omaha Be Leaed Wire.
. New York, May 4. Justice Ed
ward R. Finch announced from the
bench in supreme court late this
afternoon that he would give a de
cision in the Stokes divorce case
about July 1. This announcement
was made after both sides had com
pleted testimony, with the exception
of calling W. E. D. Stokes, millian
aire plaintiff in the case, who 'will
take the stand some day next week.
The court gave counsel for both
sides 20 days in which to submit
their briefs and 10 days more for
a supplemental brief in answer to
those of opposing counsel. Justice
Finch said that after he has written
his opinion he would check this up
with the lawyer against whom he had
rendered his decision.
The last witness to be called for
Mr. Stokes was Stephen O'Brien,
sales agent for a lumber concern
and former New-York lawyer, who
is a friend of Edgar T. Wallace, one
of the corespondents named. . He
testified that he had seen Mrs. Stokes
in Wallace's ajjartment at Fifth av
enue and Fifty-ninth street as well
as his later apartment at 13 East
Thirty-fifth street. He identified
Mrs. Stokes as the woman he had
seen in the company of his friend.
Models, and photographs of the
much discussed apartment of Edgar
T. Wallace occupied this morning's
discussion of the case. Certain
photos showing a figure standing
within a window of the former Wal
lace apartment were pronounced an
incorrect representation of the scene.
Lionel Wurtz, a professional pho
tographer, today admitted Under
cross-examination by Martin W.
Littleton, counsel for Mrs. Stokes,
that it would have been impossible
to see or take a photo from the
coping of anyone standing within the
room in the position that witnesses
for Mr. Stokes testified.
Ford ,to Continue Fight
For-Seat in U. 5. Senate
Washington, ' May 1 4. Alfred
Lucking, counsel for Henry Ford in
the Detroit manufacturers' contest
before the senate for the seat of
Senator Newberry of Michigan,
conferred with Senators regarding a
continuation of the . senate's inquiry
into the 1918 Michigan elections.
In a statement, Mr. Lucking said
that the decision of the supreme
court setting aside the conviction of
Senator Newberry and 16 other de
fendants, -did not affect Mr. Ford's
contest before the senate committee.
Union Head Predicts Early
" End of Strike in England
:, Southampton, May 4. A prediction
thatthe coal miners strike would be
over in a week was made by J. II.
Thomas, general, secretary of the Na
tion Union of Railway'Men. He was
a passenger on the steamer Olympic,
sailing, for New York.
Mr. Thomas, while in the United
States, will attend the annual con
vention of the American Federation
of Labor as a fraternal delegate of
jthe British trades unions congress.
Fair and warmer Thursday.
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4 p. ni.
8 p. m.
6 p. m.
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8 p. ni.
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U. S. Awaits
Will Make Format Statement
Of Position U. S, Influ
ence May Still Affect "
German Cabinet Resigns
B)' The Aaaorlaled Tm.
London, May 4. A telephone mes
sage from Paris gives a Berlin dis
patcll saying that in view of the sit
uation that arose in consequence of
the reply of Secretary Hughes to
Germany's counter proposals on re
parations, the German government
decided to resign.
Chancellor Fehrenbach informed
President Ebert of the cabinet's de
cision, whereupon the president re
quested the ministry to continue to
deal with current affairs, which it
Consented to do. , V
Washington. -May 4. Possibility
that the inllucncc of the United
States in reparations settlement
with Germany had not ended with
the dispatch of Monday night's com
munication returning the counter
proposals to Berlin was seen today
in the invitation of the allied supreme
council to have American representa
tives trnong its members as well as
on the reparations commission and
council of ambassadors.
An official statement of the Amer
ican position is expected when .'the
invitation is formally received here.
In some administration quarters
today doubt was expressed that the
United States would consent . to
formal representation on the supreme
council but it was suggested that it
was possible that an unofficial ob
server would be named to sit in at
the sessions as tflie United States- is
vitally interested in the reparations
settlement. ' ' "
State department officials said to
day that the only information they
had regarding proposals under con
sideration by the supreme council
for a blockade of Germany was that
obtained from press dispatches from
London. They interpreted these to
mean that the allies would undertake
no blockade without the approval of
the United States. , ,. .
Comment on this question -a!so
was withheld, but it is understood
that the United States would look
with disfavor on such a procedure i
American commerce with Germany
was to be interfered with in any way.
Financial Plan. - -'
-London, May 4. (By The Asso-f
ciated; Press.) The allied govern
ments financial plan for Germany,
which seemed to be a completed
document yesterday, was being seoa
rated today by members of the repa
rations commission . into two parts.
One of these is the purely legal por
tion, conforming to the treaty of
Versailles, while the other, chiefly
(Turn to, Pate Two, Column Two.)
Hiram Johnson Blocks
Confirmation of Blair
charges made by Senator Hiram
Johnson in secret session of the sen
ate yesterday blocked confinnation
of the appointment of David li.
Blair of North Carolina to be com
missioner of internal revenue. '; ..
After stormy debate behind closed
doors the Blair appointment was re-
ferred back to the senate finance
committee for thorough investiga
tion. . . ,.v ,. t
Senator Johnson charged Blair,, un
fit for office: 1 - . ..
1. Because, as commisMdjjier . of
internal revenue he will be .'called
upon to pass on proceedings which
his family has instituted for the re
funding, of hundreds of thousands of
dollars which the last administration
compelled his father-in-law, J. W.
Cannon, to pay.
2. Because, as a delegate to the
republican national convention, at
Chicago last June he deliberately,
violated the North Carolina slate pri
mary law voting for Warren vG.
Harding while he was specifically
instructed by the voters to support
Labor Leader Scores Cut
In Wages by Steel Firms
Washington, May 4. ""There is
no justification for tlie 20 per cent
reduction in the wages of employes
of the steel trust," Frank Morrison,"
secretary of the American Federa
tion of Labor, declared in a state
ment commenting on the announce
ment yesterday by the United States
Steel corporation, of a cut iii wages
effective May 16.
"Employes of the steel trust are
disorganized," he said, "the- are
helpless. The steel trust is a law
unto itself and it is permitted to
violate the- anti-trust laws because
of the fear that it will interfere with
the countrySs foreign trade."- . .
French Legion of Honor
Presented to Mary Gardeii
Chicago, May 4. The cro of tlie
French Legion of Honor was pre
sented to Mary Garden, general di
rector of the Chicago Opera com
pany, at. a luncheon given Min her
honor by the Chicago Association ct
The luncheon opened the cam
paign to "democratize opera by
transferring the sponsorship from the
social register to the telephone "book."
River Floods Large Area
When Arkansas Levy Breaks
Helena, Ark., May 4. Approx;
i niately 150 feet of the White five."
levee, five miles above Georgetown
I gave way at noon and water flooded
a large area, according to reports
i received here. Georgetown is about
j0 miles uorthwest of here ?,
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