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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 278.
Defendants in Stillman Di
vorce Cage Much Concerned
Over Statements Made
I Beauvaisis Is Indignant
By a Staff Correspondent.
fhiraco Trlhune-Omnha Bc J.nurd Wire.
New York, May '6. Fred Bcau
ais is indignant over the "dear
est honey" letter and his charge
that it was "doctored" afforded hut
scant satisfaction for friends of Mrs.
"Fifi" Stillman tonight.
In Montreal, according to press
dispatches, Keauvais, shown a copy
of exhibit "B," one of his letters to
Mrs. Stillman, expressed anger and
instead of being a loving "Apollo"
of the Canadian forests, as he has
been termed by Stillman, registered
all the frenzy of an untamed Indian.
Mrs. Stillman and her attorneys
itrtf more concerned over the amaz
ing testimony of Dr. Hugh Russell
than they are over the Beauvais let
ter in the records. It is frankly ad
mitted that unless the "confession"
of Mrs. Stillman to Dr. Russell is
contradicted and craved from the rec
ords, she has no chance of defeat
ing James A. Stillman in his efforts
to divorce her and put the stamp of
illegitimacy cn Guy Stillman, her
May Get "Draw."
The best Mrs. Stillman c;m hope j
to gain should Dr. Russell s testi
mony be allowed to stand would be
a legal draw that is by exposing
Stillman's affairs with the chorus
girl, Mrs. Florence Leeds and others,
prevent him from getting a divorce.
At the next session before Referee
Gleason, May 19, it is expected that
Mrs, Stillman's counsel will center
the attack on Dr. Russell..
Dr. Russell, in brief, related that
Mrs. Stillman told him the child she
was expecting this was in April,
1918 was not James Stillman's. but
Beauvais.' The fight will hinge
around the seal of secrecy between
physician and patient. Mrs. Still
man's lawyers contend that Dr. Rus
sell was treating her for a nervous
and hysterical condition and that the
alleged "hysterical confession" is
privileged and not admissible. Ref
eree Gleason ruled Mrs. Stillman's
"confession" "important but not
necessary" for Dr. Russell in treat
ment of" her Case, .
Should Stillman prove his charges
and should she prove her charges
against him, then neither will be en
titled to a divorce decree. .
But what of the status of Guy
And Jay Leeds? f
Will Guy or Jay, or both, be en
titled to share in the Stillman riches?
If Stillman's charges are upheld,
Guy is the son of Fred Beauvais and
If Mrs. Stillman's charges are up
held, Jay Leeds is the son of Still
man in his affair with Mrs. Florence
"The way it looks to me, should
both prove their charges, neither
Guy Stillman nor Jay Leeds will be
entitled to share in the Stillman for
tune when he dies," said one conver
sant With the legal maneuvers in the
case. "Mrs. Stillman's charges would
show Jay is illegal and Stillman's
charges are that Guy Stillman is not
his legal heir., Both youngsters
would be out in the cold, as far as
rightfully. sharing in the Stillman for
tune is concerned and the Stillmans
would still be legally married."
John E. Mack, guardian appointed
by the court for Guy Stillman, will
naturally continue vigorously with
Mrs. Stillman's attorneys in their
light against Stillman's charges.
Body of Teacher is
Found Hanging to Tree
Chicago, May 6.T-Btisiness houses
have been closed a'nd the entire
countryside of the little town of Mel
len, Wis., has been searching for
Miss Ethel Gavin, 24, a teacher in
the public school of the town.
Yesterday afternoon her body was
found hanging from a tree in a wood
on the outskirts of the village. No
clue could be obtained to explain the
Miss Gavin's home was in Glcn
coe, a Chicago suburb.
It was when she failed to appear
for her classes Tuesday morning that
the hunt began. ,
Surprise to Dean Ringer
"It was news to me," said Police
Commissioner Ringer, commenting
on the resignation of Marshall Eber
stein, chief of police, Thursday. "He
did not tell me he intended to re
sign." Ringer said he did not know why
Eberstein tendered his . resignation
to Mayor-elect Dahlman.
"I guess he thought they would
want to know first, he said.
Youth Ends Own Life When
Reprimanded by Father
Waterloo, la., May 6. Arthur
Sherrer, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sherrer, residing near Win
throp, hanged himself in a barn at
his home following a reprimand by
his father for arriving home from
school later than usual.
Bank President Arrested
Baltimore, May 6. J. V. Laurence
Harris, said to be the president of
the Bankers Security company with
offices here, was arrested for the
Los Angeles police on charges of
obtaining money by false representa
tion. - It is alleged that he sold
worthless , stocks to a number oi
women in v Los Angeles, .
Inttrttf at gMtoa'.CItii Mtttar
Onuha P. 0. Under Act
Dr. Jacob Schurman
New Minister of China
Washington, May 6. Dr. Jacob
Gould Schurman of Ithaca, N. Y.,
former president of Cornell univer
sity and former minister to Greece
and Montenegro, is understood to
have liecn chosen by President Har
ding as American minister to China.
, Official inquiries regarding the ac
ceptability of Dr. Schurman are yet
to be made at Peking, but it is taken
for granted here that the selection
will meet with the approval of the
Chinese government and that IV.
Schuiniaus name will he sent to the
senate in the near future.
Dr. Schurman for many years has
been an authority on international
law and economics. lie has traveled
extensively and in 1899 was president
of the First United States Philippine
commission. His service as minister
to Greece and Montenegro occurred
Dawn of Peace
In Ireland Seen
In British Press
Ulster Premier Designate and
De Valera Carrying on Ef
forts to Obtain It, Says
Belfast, May 6. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The Ulster unionist
party ' in a meeting called by Sir
lames Craig, premier designate of
Ulster, to hear his report of his con
versation yesterday with Eamonn
Dc Valera, the republican leader, de
cided today that Ulster, having ac
cepted the government of Ireland act,
could make no further concessions.
Dublin, May 6. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The conversation be
tween Sir James Craig and Eamonn
Dc Yalc'ra is said in well informed
quarters to have reached an impasse
over the question of a republic for
Ireland. It is stated De Valera in a
lengthy appeal tried to win over Sir
James to the idea of a republic for
the whole of Ireland. Sir James rc
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miiru nidi iiu uvKuuaLiuiia vii sum i , . . . . . .
C i.i x.j ...jimafhiiio sli!?htlv in makincr a land
uasis couiu occur, u is assencu, auu i
interview terminated there,
See Dawn of Peace.
London, May 6. Hope that yester
day's meeting in Dublin of Sir James
Craig, premier designate for Ulster,
and Eamonn De Valera, the Irish re
publican leader, may be a sign of the
dawn of peace in Ireland, pervaded
newspaper comment here today. The
London Times said that at least five
distinct offers to obtain peace beside
that being carried on by Sir James
and Mr. De Valera, were going for
ward simultaneously. ,
.The Daily Express, counselled
non-interference by Englishmen in
any negotiations, concluding by say
ing, "We have muddled the Irish
question long enough. Let us give
Irishmen a chance to settle it."
The Daily Graphic enthusiastically,
congratulates both Sir James and
Mr. De Valera and exulted by say
ing, "The Sinn Fein is at its last
The Evening Standard says today
it hears that a momentous Irish con
ference will be held in London dur
ing the week-end. Distinguished
Irish prelates, Eantnion De Valera,
and other leading Sinn Feiners are
expected to be present, the newspa
High Rents Argument
Against Rail Pay Cut
Chicago, May . 6. High rents,
which were described as "dig
ging big holes in the pay of
railroad employes and were said to
help make it impossible for many of
the workers to make both ends meet
at present rates of pay were cited by
representatives of the "big four"
railroad brotherhods before the rail
road labor board today in replying
to the request of the roads 'for re
duction of wages. They contended
employes' pay should be increased
rather than decreased.
W. G. Lee, president of the
Brothcrhod of Railroad Trainmen,
presented rent figures from a num
ber of cities. In Omaha, Neb., he
said, trainmen who paid $20 a month
rent in 1916 now paid $35. Others
who paid $35 in 1919 now pay $75
and fuel which cost $7.50 in 1918
cost $14 50 in 1920, he continued.
Nonpartisan League Calls
Off Meeting in Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., May 6. (Special.)
The Nonpartisan league has called
off its meeting to have been held here
Saturday evening, but will hold a
business session in the afternoon.
Jack Lait and
THE BEE offers for Sunday
fiction for May 8 two com
plete short stories by well
known magazine writers.
Bruno Lessing in "Thorough
bred" demonstrates that all good
love stories do not end at the
altar. Mr. and Mrs. Mott, the
leading figures, had been married
six years before their serene ex
istence was jolted. The tinkle of
an extension telephone starts a
series of interesting events. ,
"The Soul of a Heel," by Jack
Lait, is a combination of romance
and humor that makes a strong
A collection of unusual photo
graphs, "Closeups of Nebraska
Bird Life," make the feature page
of next Sunday's rotogravure
For these and other features
you will want the May 8 edi
The Sunday Bee
Uty it, I9M- t
Mirth 3. 1179.
Is Fatal to
Edward Gardner of Lincoln
Dies of Injuircs Received
In Crash . at Hoi-
Accident Seen By Wife
. Lincoln, May 6. Edward Gard
ner, the aviator injured when his
airplane was wrecked at Holdrege
yesterday, died early today in a Lin
coln hospital. He was brought to
Lincoln at midnight.
. Gardner fell following an exhibi
tion of spectacular acrobatic stunts
during the air carnival at Holdrege
He had just dropped 1,000 feet in
a tail spin. As he came out of the
spin he lost control apparently and
his shiD nlunsed 150 feet to the
He suffered a broken collar bone
and internal injuries. His plane was
Wife Sees Fall.
Physicians at first did not believe
his injuries would be fatal. Later,
however, it was seen he was criti
cally injured and he was rushed to
Gardner's wife) ' as in the crowd
of spectators watching ' Gardner
when he fell.
Gardner is said to have carried the
first mail by airplane between New
York and Chicago. During the war
he was an instructor at Kelly field.
Love field and Rantoul. 111. He
came to Lincoln about IS" months
ago and was employed as a flyer by
a local aircraft company.
In yesterday's fatal flight Gardner
is said to have failed to recover his
plane in making a tail spin and
crashed to the ground. Gardner was
32 vears of age. His mother and
sister live at Joliet, III.
Klsie Allen of Grand Island, Ne
braska's only aviatrix, damaged her
; ,, r ,i
nig at liuiuicgc. jiu oiii i.vjv
over, but Elsie was not injured.
More than 10.000 persons saw yes
terday's exhibitions. Pilot Smith of
Grand Island flew to Holdrege ac
companied by his wife and a monkey.
Two army planes from Fort Crook
took part in yesterday's flying.
In Air Mail Service.
William I. Votaw, manager of the
Omaha air mail field, said Gardner
was in the air mail service flying
between Cleveland and Bellcfonte,
Pa. He went on that division when
it was established, he said.
Gardner was in Omaha last week,
Votaw said. He flew here in his
Aged Couple Are Freed
Of Murder Indictment
Los Angeles, May 6. Edward F.
Doane, 71, and his wife, Julia
Doane, 61, wept in the criminal
court here when the indictments
charging them with the murder of
McCullough Graydon,,. realty opera
tor, in a dispute over a bungalow,
were dismissed at the recommenda
tion of the district attorney's office
because of lack of evidence.
The Doanes had been in the
county jail several months following
their arrest with Mrs. Maybelle Roe
and Oscar A. Bowers, both of whom
have been convicted of the murder
of Graydon. .
The Doanes owned the bungalow,
possession of which w-as disputed by
Graydon and Mrs. Roe and Bowers.
Norris Would Use War
Loan Interest for Bonus
Washington, May 6. Use of in
terest on. war loans to pay bonuses
to former service men -was proposed
in an amendment to the soldier
bonus bill introduced today by Sen
ator Norris, republican, Nebraska.
It would direct the immediate col
lection of interest" now due, estimat
ed at approximately $750,000,000.
O"1 mbia River Salmon
' Fishermen Break Strike
Cathlamet, Wash., May 6. The
first break in the strike of salmon
fishermen on the Columbia river
came here yesterday when a mass
meeting of several hundred fihermcii
voted to accept the offer made by the
fish companies of 9 cents a pound
for Chinook salmon, and to start
The men's action affects several
fishing stations on the Columbia
river from Puget Island to Altoona.
Owing to the differences compara
tively little gear has been in the
water since the season opened May 1.
Japan and Germany Fight
For Control of Narcotics
New York. May 6. Carleton Sim
mons, special deputy police commis
sioner, charged today that Japan and
Germany were waging a contest for
world-wide control of narcotics.
Addressing the national police chief
members, Mr. Simmons, in com
mand of the local narcotic division,
asserted that not only is, Japan man
ufacturing drugs on a vast scale, but
some of its merchants were import
ing narcotics from the United States
only to smuggle them back into this
country and China at large profits.
Father of Nine Children
Shoots Self While Asleep
St. Louis, May 6. William O.
Orth, 49, a carpenter, shot and killed
himself today. In a deathbed state
ment he is said to liave declared he
committed the act while asleep.
"Don't look on me as a suicide,"
he is reported to have said. "I must
have got up in my sleep and shot
Mr. Orth was the father of nine
Soldiers In Paris
Pans. May 6. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The communists are
conducting an active campaign
against mobilization, which resulted
in four street battles during the
night between -communists and
mounted guards. A number of sol
diers and police were wounded by
revolver shots, rocks and bottles dur
ing the fighting. Many arrests have
Town in Silesia
Under Poles' Fire
British Commander Appeals
to Allied Commission for
Reinforcements in Plebis
Opeln, Silesia, May 6. (By The
Associated Press.) Two hundred
Italian soldiers commanded by Col
onel Bond of the British army evacu
ated Gross Strehlitz, a little over 20
miles southeast of this city, last
night. At that time the town was
under artillery fire from Polish in
surgents. In making his report to
the allied commission here Colonel
Bond urged the necessity of sending
reinforcement. The French offi
cials here declared they were unable
to furnish more soldiers, saying they
were short of men everywhere in
the plebiscite zone.
The Poles are reported to be in
possession of the entire eastern sec
tion of Silesia as far north as Rosen
berg. Fighting is still going on at
Rybnik, in southern Silesia.
Organization of civilian police to
the number of 3,000 to reinforce en
tente trooos is' contemolated here.
Germans, it is indicated.
When a copy of the proclamation
issued by Adelbert Korfanty, in
which he declared himself governor
of upper Silesia, reached the inter
allied commission here a French of
"Korfanty is now a rebel and
should we apprehend him, he will
be so treated."
Leader Reported Arrested.
Warsaw, May 6. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Unconfirmed re
ports from Sosnowski early today
say. that Adelbert Korfanty, former
Polish plebiscite commissioner in
upper Silesia, who has proclaimed
himself leader of the Polish insur
gents in that territory, has been ar
rested by the interallied plebiscite
commission, together with his entire
staff.. ... .
Senate Vote on Tariff
Bill Set for Wednesday;
Agree to Limit Debate
Washington, May 6. The senate
by unanimous consent fixed next
Wednesday for a vote on the emer
gency tariff and. anti-dumping bill
and decided to limit speeches to 10
minutes for each member on each
proposition taken up after noon of
that day when voting on amend
ments will begin.
Senator Simmons, .democrat, North
Carolina, resumed his discussion
against the bill begun yesterday and
was followed by Senators Fletcher
of Florida and Gerry of Rhode Is
land, both democrats, who attacked
it from all angles.
An amendment extending anti
dumping provisions of the emergency
tariff bill to the importations of air
planes was introduced by Senator
New, republican, Indiana.
Gets Divorce From
"Comic Opera Queen"
Chicago, May 6. Raymond C.
Grant was granted a divorce yester
day from May De Souso. "comic
opera queen." Grant testiled that his
wife deserted him. '
"I wanted her to quit the stage,"
Grant told the court, "but she re
fused. I didn't think the touring
and late hours would be, good for
our little girl, novf 7, but she in
sisted on taking her along to New
York. I have tried unsuccessfully to
The judge reserved his decision a
to the custody of the child, until
another effort is made to locate the
Eighteen years ago May De Sousa
made her professional debut at the
old Chicago opera house, singing
"Dear Midnight of Love." Later she
made a hit in light opera in London
and has appeared in many musical
comedy and Opera successes.
Mrs. Bergdoll to Receive
Court Sentence on May 15
Philadelphia, May 6. Mrs. Emma
Bergdoll and four others found
guilty of aiding Grover and Erwin
Bergdoll to desert from the army,
will be sentenced May 15,
They were due to be sentenced
today by ' Judge Dickinson, who
ordered a postponement on account
of the illness of United States At
Midland Packing Company
Receiver Resigns Post
Sioux City, la., May 6. Federal
Judge James D. 'Elliott of Sioux
Falls, S. D., has accepted the resig
nation of J. A. Johnson as receiver
for the Midland Packing company.
The resignation is part of a general
plan to reduce the expenses of the
Vienna Editor Dies
' Vienna, May 6. Alfred H. Fried,
publisher and editor, who in 1911
was a Nobel peace prize winner, died
here today. He founded the Ger
man peace society and published nu
merous books on the peace ques
tion. In 1907-08 he visited the United
'Statesj Ilg was i2 years pjd,
MAY 7, 1921.
May Make New
Effort To Find
Letter From Convicted Mail
Robber to Mother Strength
ens Theory They Are
,-We are in a bad fix now, mother.
But every cloud has its silver lining,
and when I get out we'll be richl"
...-This sentence in a letter from Fred
j Poffenbargcr, jr., now serving a sen-
lciicc in iiic l uu L.C(numuiui lib
eral penitentiary for complicity in the
?3,500,000 Burlington mail train rob
bery in Council Bluffs last Novem
ber, strengthens the theory of fed
eral officials that bonds stolen in the
robbery have not been destroyed.
Young Poffenbarger and his com
panions in the robbery all denied
knowledge of any cache of unrc
covered loot, believed to have been
hidden by them for use at the expira
tion of their terms in prison. Keith
Collins said in his confession that he
had thrown a suitcase full of bonds
in the Missouri river.
Authorities dragged the river in an
attempt to recover this suitcase of
loot, but met with no success. Rep
resentatives of the Home Insurance
company, which protected most of the
missing bonds, say they have never
been convinced that the bonds were
Officials hint that an attempt may
be made to force Poffenbarger and
Collins to divulge the secret of the
hidden lpot by prosecuting them
upon additional counts in the original
indictments and extending the period
of their sentences so far that they
may never obtain thfcir freedom to
spend the concealed funds. The
grand jury is now in session at Des
Acknowledged criminals, , caught
since the mail robbery in many parts
of the country, have professed "in
side"' knowledge of the Bluffs crime
and have offered to divulge the loca
tion of hidden bonds if leniency is
shown them. So many instances of
this character have occurred that
officials are losing faith in the cache
U. S. Sub Chasers to Go to
Baltimore in Ship Strike
Baltimore, Md., May 6. Three
submarine chasers attached to the
Naval academy at Annapolis today
were in readiness to sail for Balti
more to meet any eventuality that
might arise from the marine workers'
strike at this' port. All three boats
mount a machine gun on deck and
each contains a crew of 20 men.
W. W. Tingle, director of opera?
tions of the shipping board here, who
had asked for government protec
tion, declared local police protec
tion inadequate because of lack of
Chevrolet Prices Are
Reduced Over 21 Per Cent
The Chevrolet Motor company an
nounced yesterday price reductions
of approximately 21 per cent. This
they say wilt make their car the
cheapest equipped car on the market.
Their 4-90 model will list at $645, a
reduction of $175. The roadster was
reduced $160, making it $635. The
sedan is listed at $1,195, a reduction
of $180, and the coupe at $1,150, a
reduction of $170. The light deliv
ery wagon was reduced $175 to sell
at $645. The reduction will be ef
fective May 7.
New Bedford Teachers
Must Not Use Cosmetics
New Bedford, Mass., May 6. The
use of cosmetics by teachers in the
public schools was forbidden in an
order issued today by Superintendent
Allen P. Keith. The order also de
cried shortened skirts, but left their
iengti lQ.thc iejccrj' discretion.
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The Four Horsemen
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May Prove Fatal
Small Child Enveloped
Flames When She Tries to
1 hrow i ewspaper
Sarah Ontman, 8-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip .Ont
man, 4508 South Twenty-sixth
street, was probably fatally burned
yesterday afternoon about-4, when
her clothing caught fire from a
blazing rubbish heap in the rear of
the home of John Duffy, 2421 K
While on her way home from the
Central school the little girl stop
ped to watch the fire at the Duffy
home and she picked up a big sheet
of newspaper to throw on the burn
ing rubbish pile. The paper burst
into flames, setting her dress on
Enveloped by Flames.
The flames, fanned by the wind,
soon enveloped the girj. Mrs. Duffy
threw the girl to the ground and
rolled her over in the dirt, smother
ing the blaze, but not until after
serious burns had been inflicted on
the abdomen, the left arm and both
,, The girl was rushed to a nearby
drug store and oil rubbed on the
wounds until Police Surgeon J. A.
Young arrived, who after giving
first aid, had the little victim re
moved to the St. Joseph hospital,
where an examination showed se
vere burns on the left leg, which
the attending physicians say may
prove fatal if blood poison should
develop, which is feared.
Bears Pain Bravely.
Like a little Spartan, the child did
not whimper, neither was there a
tear in her eyes, as the police sur
geon bathed her wounds with sooth
ing oil and lotions.
, "I guess I'm pretty well scarred up,
but please be careful and don't scare
my mother when you tell her about
the accident," said Sarah. "Just tell
her it doesn't amount to much and
that I will be all right in a few days.
I hate to miss school and I hope the
other kids have a good time and
don't worry about me and I hope
the teacher won't get mad at me
for not coming to school."
She smiled sweetly as she was
carried to the hospital ., ambulance
by John Jackman, patrol wagon
sergeant and Police Chauffeur Lee
The victim of the accident is the
youngest of seven children of Mr.
and Mrs. Phillip Ontman, pioneer
residents of the South Side.
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Funeral Services Held
, For Los Angeles Publisher
Los, Angeles, May 6. Funeral
services were held here for M. F.
Ihmsen, publisher of the Los. Ange
les Examiner, who died Wednesday.
.The Elks lodge conducted serv
ices at an undertaking establishment
and later at St. Basils church. Bishop
Cantwell of the Catholic diocese of
Monterey and Los Angeles, adminis
tered the last rites of the church.
Many of the most prominent men
of Southern Califdrnia acted as hon
orary pallbearers. The services were
largely attended. Burial was in Cal
Moth Balls Fail to Check
Fumes of W. K. Home Brew
Boston, May 6. Moth balls;
strewn about the stairs leading to
her apartment, to disguise the fumes
from home brew lacked sufficient
strength to dispel the belief of "Dry"
Agent McNulty that liquor was being
made intthe home of Rebecca Fox,
on Chestnut street, Chelsea, Mc
An examination i the defendant's
premises, according to McNulty, re
vealed a 20-gallon still in operation,
besides 300 gallons of mash and 10
gallons of moonshine whisky which
jhe vaa. charged with manufacturing.
Reparations Terms Will Not
Insure Collection, Is Fear
Harding and Cabinet Con
sider Allies' Invitation.
Washington, May 6. President
Harding and his cabinet considered
today the invitation from, the allied
supreme .council, tbathe v United
States send representatives to sit
with the council, the conference of
ambassadors and the reparations
Berlin, May 6. By The Associated
Press.) Prospective candidates for
the new cabinet and the political
parties are reserving decisions con
cerning the formation of a new min
istry until the parliamentary attitude
with regard to the allied ultimatum
on financial indemnities has been
Dr. Gustav Strescmann, leader of
the German people's parly, is promi
nently mentioned as chancellor in the
Paris, May 6. Leaders of German
political parties met this morning to
take action regarding the allied ulti
matum, says a Havas dispatch from
the German capital.
French Press Displeased.
Paris, . May 6. The agreement
reached by the supreme allied coun
cil in fixing the reparations demand
of the entente failed to satisfy a ma
jority of the newspapers of Paris,
which commented today 'in varying
degrees of gloom on the situation as
it stands at present.
"It is not, perhaps, all we might
have hoped," said the Journal, "but it
is, perhaps, all that it is possible to
obtain in the present state of mind
of our allies."
"If we do not put our hands on
Germany's collieries," declared the
Figaro, "we will not put our hand
into its pocket. The London confer
ence let slip an opportunity for ac
K. C. Man Nominated
Porto Rico Governor
Washington, May 6. E. Mont
Reily, a Kansas City business man,
was nominated by President Hard
ing today to be governor of Porto
Indian Woman Wins Suit
Involving $1,500,000 in Land
Tulsa,' Okl., May 6. Judge Owen
in district court here today ruled
in favor of ' Mary Patridge, Indian
woman, in her suit to recover Croshie
Heights, one of the most exclusive
residential sections of this city, in
volving about $1,500,000. More than
100 property owners arc defendants
in the suit.
Rediscount Rates in 7th
Reserve District Reduced
. Chicago, May 6. The rediscount
rate on , commercial paper was re
duced from 7 per cent to 6 per
cent by the Chicago Federal 'Re
serve bank for the Seventh reserve
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President Accepts Invitation.
To Have Representatives
Attend Meeting of Re
No Power To Bind U. S.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING:
Chli-ago Trlbunn-Omnha Hce liurd Wtr.
Washington, May 6. President
Harding accepted the invitation of
the allies to send representatives of
the United States to participate in
the supreme council, the reparations
commission and the conference of
This resumption of participation im
the councils of thcNallics, the presU
dent aims to carry out without em
tanging the United States in purely
European affairs. The American rcp
rearntatives will participate in th
deliberations, but not in the actual
decisions of the several conferences.
They will have no power to bind
the United States to participation of
in support of any spscific course ot
action. The United States will conn
m it itself only by legislation or treaty
in dealing with foreign questions in
which there is. a direct or indirect
Harvey to Represent U. S.
George Harvey, American ambas'
sador to Great Britain, will represent
the president officially in the supreme
council which, however, is an unof
ficial body composed of the heads of
states for conference - on general
Rowland W. Boy den. a Boston
lawyer, will be an unofficial Ameri
can representative without a vote in
the reparations commission, a body
created by the Versailles treaty to
assess German indemnities.
Hugh C. Wallace, American am
bassador to France and eventually
his successor, Myron Hcrrick, will
be unofficial American observer
without a vote in the conference of
ambassadors, a formally constituted
body which works out in detail pol"
icies adopted or proposed by the su-
President Harding announced tha
decision of the administration fol
lowing the cabinet meeting at which
it was discussed and approved.
Shortly afterward Mr. Hughes made
public the invitation received from
the allied governments and tne tavor
able rcpTy thereto by the United
t .The invitation was conveyed in a
message from Mr. Lloyd George, the
British prime minister, which was re
ceived several days ago.
Congress Action Unnecessary.
In taking this action the president
carefully kept within the confines of
executive prerogative. The Ameri
can representatives will speak for
the president in performance of hia
function on administering foreign af
fairs. As Mr. Boyden is to act un
officially, authorization by congress
and confirmation by the senate of his
appointment are deemed unnecessary.
No appropriation will be asked ol
congress for the expenses of Mr.
Boyden and his staff of assistants,
the expenses being met by- the Sje
In this way the president has
avoided raising the issue in congress
of the wisdom of the resumption of
American representation in allies
councils. Mr. Boyden sat in the
reparations commission for a time
under the Wilson administration, but
when the Versailles treaty was re
jected Mr. Wilson asked authority to
continue him on the body. The senate
foreign relations committee refused
the authority and Mr. Wilson with
drew Mr. Boyden and his staff tcr
Paris, where they have been waiting
several months for the decision 01
the Harding administration.
U. S. Vitally Interested.
The president and Mr. Hughe
took the position that the United
States is vitally interested in tha
economic recovery of Europe, which
is dependent on the settlement of
the reparations question and that
it would be better .to participate
in the allied conferences and pre
sent American views than to hold
them all and protest afterward, de
cisions unsatifactory to the United
States, which might have been
averted by preferred council.
The cabinet agreed unanimously
with this view.
Senator Borah of ' Idaho, leadet
of the "irreconcilables" declined ta
discuss the questiop because he said
he "had no desire to embarrass the
Senator McCumber of North Da
kota, a strong advocate of the terms
"I cannot help but feel that we
should not get ourselves into a pos
ition where we would virtually be
arbitrators in disputes with which
America is not primarily concerned.
Failing to go in the front door, I
don't .think we should go in by the
Senator Pomerene of Ohio, and
Senator King of Utah, ardent advo
cates of ratification of the Versailles
treaty, endorsed the acceptance of
Growers Ask Permission
To Destroy Onion Crop
Lodi, Cal., May 6. Owners of
3,000 sacks of onions in storage here
asked the city for permission to
dump them on the city dump grounds
on the Mokelumne river. They said
there is no market for the onions,
which, it is understood, cost $1.25 a
sack. The selling price is 10 cents
a sack, with the sack thrown in.
Priests Fire on Official '
Rome, May 6. While leading a
national democratic procession in the
town of San Bartolomeo in Galdo,
northeast of Naples, yesterday, Un
der Secretary of State Bianchi was
fired upon by two priests. Great con
fusion followed the incident, but tha
police managed to cstablis
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