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Course of Future Events
Hangs on Good Will of
Scin Fein anil Ulster
Britian Only Third Party
By JOHN STEELE.
( liimgo Trifiune C ubic ( npj right. 1921.
Dublin, May 7. There will be no
formal peace in Ireland until after
the election on May 24.
Whether there will be peace after
the election depends on the good
will of the Sinn Fein on one side and
Ulster on the other.
It will be a matter of negotiations
between these two parties, with Eng
land as an interested third party
willing to enforce any agreement ar
rived at short of separation from the
De Valera Seeking Peace.
This is the net result of the con
ersation in Dublin Thursday be
1 tjveen Sir James Craig, premier desig
nate of Ulster, and Eamonn De
Yalera, "president of the Irish re
public." The interview was the result of an
invitation from De Valera, who, im
pressed by the signs of an olive
branch in Sir James' recent speeches,
determined to see if Irishmen could
not settle the Irish question them
selves. Each man confined himself to find
ing the other's point of view, neither
pledging himself to anything. Sir
James' speeches on his return to Bel
fast were a disappointment to many
who had hoped to see immediate re
sults, but they were quite satisfactory
to the leaders in the south, who see
a germ of peace in them.
Each Side' Strong.
The situation as it now stands, is
that each side feels itself strong and
respects the strength of the other.
The Sinn Fein feeling is much firmer
now than it was a few months ago
and the lcJders are confident that
they can hold their followers and
that they will not be conquered by
military force, but they are willing
to make bargains with equals in the
cause of peace. Ulster is strong in
. possession of its own parliament,
which enables it to bargain with
something in hand. It also recog
nizes the desirability of a united
Ireland, with the control of its own
Lord Justice O'Conncr, who is a
Catholic and a moderate nationalist,
acted as a go-between to bring Craig
and Dc Valera together.
Labor Unions Will
Continue Fight for '
Lincoln, May 7. (Special.) Fail
ing in the legislature, labor unions
will appear before the state railway
commission Monday in an effort to
induce that body to force railroads to
put modern switch lights on all
switch stands, place extra pilots on
all engines running between division
points and extra pilots in switch
yards. Efforts were made by organized
labor to get bills passed at tthe last
legislature forcing this extra employ
ment. The railroads succeeded, in
Mimg the bill When they explained
o tne confrnittce that it meant em
ployment of many extra men at a
time when ecry effort was being
made to reduce operating expenses.
Thursday the commission will go
t Bertrand to hear an application
for increases in rates of the Bertrand
Friday the commission will be at
Oxford and Edison to hear com
plaints of alleged dangerous cross
ings. These complaints .were regis
tered by "Alfalfa John" Franklin, a
member of the legislature from Fur
Man Recovers Voice Second
Time by Airplane Flight
Washington, May 7. H. A. Rcnz,
jr., an oversea veteran, who recov
ered his voice during a recent air
plane flight here, made another
flight today and again regained his
voice, which failed him a second
time April 25. When Renz reached
Bollingfiold he was unable to speak
above a whisper, but after flying
half an hour at an altitude of 12,500
feet, he could talk freely.
Public health officials are not cer
tain that the flights will effect a
permanent cure, but plau to con
tinue the experiments if necessary.
Weeping Water Man Killed
In Accident While Hunting
v. Plattsmouth. Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Jonas Beard of near Weeping
Water met instant death when the
trigger of the shotgun with which he
had gone out to shoot crows was
accidentally discharged. The full
charge entered his left breast. He
was unmarried and made his home
with his aged mother. The family
moved to Weeping Water a few
years ago from Missouri.
New York Bandits Busy
While Coppers Parade
New York. May 7. Soon after
the annual New York police parade
had started today, thieves celebrated
the event by stealing a $7,000 motor
truck loaded with $33,000 worth of
woolens which had just arrived from
Rhode Island. k ,
You Can Own
Your Own Cadillac
HELP YOURSELF CLUB.
See Page 8.
Mother is being honored today in every nook
and cranny of the United States.
One Omaha mother's heart is exceptionally
She's Mrs. J. E. Sherdaman, 5008 Burt street,
to whom her little son, Theodore, 11, .in the
Seventh-A grade at Dundee school, wrote this
M is for my Mother, whose Love will ne'er
grow dim for me;
O is for the good old times she sacrificed for
T is for the tears she willingly shed for me;
While H is for the good old home she gave
to me. 4
E is for her eyes that only I can read;
And R is for reason that she corrected me.
Now all these put together
Spell the most wonderful word
In the whole, wide world MOTHER.
From your loving son,
Hidi Price of
For Bank Failure
Effort of William Barge to
Save Brother From Prison
By Loan of $5,000
Lincoln, May 7. (Special.) A
vain effort to save his brother from
state prison was partly responsible
for making William Barge, default
ing Belvidere bank cashier, a fugi
tive from justice, according to a
statement today by J. E. Hart, sec
retary of the department of trade
and commerce. Hart returned to
day from Belvidere.
"Barge, I am told, ran around
with a fast crowd, bought liquor at
the present high prices and then
couldn't refuse to turn his brother
down when the latter told him that
he needed money to keep him fron
state prison," Hart said.
The attempt of Barge to save his
brother by loaning him $5,000 failed
On the same day that Barge left
Belvidere, a fugitive' from justice,
his brother, Herbert, entered the
state prison at Lincoln to serve time
on a charge of defalcation from the
Farmers State bank at Hoskins. Her
bert Barge was cashier of the Hos
kins ban If.
"I found the Farmers State bank at
Belvidere was another one-man bank,
somewhat similar to the Blair bank
which failed recently," Hart said.
"I believe bad paper will amount to
$20,000 and in addition there , is
$2,000 missing from a school fund
which Barge held."
A number of bankers interested in
the Belvidere bank met at Hebron,
the county seat, Saturday night and
requested that when a receivership
suit is started that W. O. Galbraith,
former Hebron banker, be appointed
Conditions in Russia
Riga, May 7. (By The Associat
ed Press.) For the first time since
promulgation of the reforms insti
tuted in soviet Russia by Premier
Lenine, independent sources have
reported to American and other for
eign representatives in the Baltic
states, that conditions in Russia are
improving and that the concessions
are having some effect.
At the same time, however, there
are persistent reports that the third
internationale leaders are redoubling
their propaganda for a world revolu
tion. A Moscow dispatch says that the
commissariat of justice has ordered
general amnesty for all " offenders
charged with the sale of food and
other commodities before the new
free trade regulations became ef
fective. . ,
Grand Island Woman Gives
Thrills at Airplane Meet
Holdrege," Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) High wind interfcrred with
the acrobatics and parachute drop
ping the second day of the airplane
meet here, but the low races, hurd
ling, and landings were carried out.
Miss Elsie Allen of Grand Island,
together with the Duncan Brothers
of North Platte, put on a daredevil
exhibition of wing walking and
trapeze work. , Mi Allen took a
tail spin standing between the planes
of the machine, and stoo don top pi
the wing in the landing of the ma
chine. Twenty-two planes competed to
day. The meet closed with a cross
country race to Kearney.
Trial of Chester for Murder
Of K. C. Girl Postponed
Kansas City, Mo., May 7. Trial
of Denzel Chester, on a charge of
first degree murder in connection
with the killing of Miss Florence
Barton here, October 2, was post
poned by agreement today until May
23. The trial was scheduled for next
Lincoln Minister Will
Be Pastor of Odell Church
Odell, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Rev. G. O..Bcll of Lincoln will move
his family to Odell to become pastor
of the First Christian church.' Here
tofore he has acted as visiting
pastor, but the church lias now
reached sufficient strength to sup
port a minister permanently.
Trade Meet Plans
To Develop China
Official Sanction of U. S. to
Be Sought to Promote
Cleveland, O., May 7. Adoption
of the general convention commit
tee's platform, including the recom
mendation that official sanction be
given a plan for a gigantic co-operative
movement participated in by the
United States, Great Britain,
France, Japan and China, to provide
capital to develop commercial pos
sibilities of Chiiia, closed the Na
tional Foreign Trade council's con
vention today. Other recommenda
tions in the report included estab
lishment of a governmental bureau
for the expansion of foreign trade,
the active support of a national finan
cing corporation and a nation-wide
educational campaign for foreign
extension are expected to be among
the recommendations of the genera!
convention committee. '
"The business world is suffering
today from unbalanced - exchanges.
Notwithstanding the position of the
United States as a creditor nation,
the present unstable financial condi
tion of a large part of the world,
especially of Europe, is the funda-
mental cause of our . own business
depression," the committee report
"Foreign nations whose imports
exceed their exports have been com
pelled to curtail purchases because
of inability to pay by exports.
Panic Danger Passed.
It is generally agreed that the so
lution depends upon our ability to
create adequate facilities for the
purpose of drawing upon surplus
American investment funds in order
that the long term credits so badly
needed by the European countries
may be furnished.
''We urge the immediate creation
of financial institutions under the
Edge law whose, machinery will fa
cilitate extension of long term cred
its to promote free exchange of ex
ports and imports.
"The increased confidence pre
vailing in the American business
world denotes the disappearance of
danger of financial panic."
Harding Praises Meet.
Cleveland, May 7. A message
from President Harding read at the
banquet of the , National Foreign
Trade Council convention expressed
gratification with the work being
done by the council.
. Senator Edge of New Jersey, au
thor of the Edge law making pro
vision for the establishment of the
foreign trade financing corporation,
speaking at the banquet, said:
"National prosperity is dependent
on production in industry."
Pedestrian Struck by Auto
Driver Arrested, Gives Bond
John Haze, Ivy lodging house,
suffered body bruises and a fracture
of the left arm Saturday night, when
he was struck by an automobile
driven by Thomas P. Gentleman.
The accident occurred at Thirteenth
and Leavenworth streets. Haze was
rushed to St. Joseph hospital. Gen
tleman was arrested for reckless
driving and later released on bond.
Weeks Requests Soldiers
To Observe Mothers Day
Washington. May ,7. Observance
of Mothers' day tomorrow by every
officer and enlisted man was re
quested by Secretary Weeks in tele
graphic instructions to the army.
MOTT LIKED HIM and he
liked Mott's wife. That is
the situation at the start of
this story of married life.
By BRUNO LESSINC
Ribbon J An interestin
fiction jDLjUi -tucDur
Turn to Part 4, Page 3
I. C. C, Road Executives and
Shippers to Discuss Lowering
of Rates Finance Ad
Cummins Sure of Success
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Trtbune-Omahn Bee I.eaicd Wire.
Washington, May 7. With Presi
dent Harding endeavoring through
existing agencies to improve the con
dition of the railroads as the first
important step in restoring commer
cial and industrial normalcy, Senator
Cummins will inaugurate next Tues
day an investigation by the senate
committee on interstate commerce of
the cause and remedy of the present
plight of the transportation systems.
The president believes that freight
rates must be lowered in order to
revive business. A start in this di
rection has been made by the 28
cents a ton reduction in the rates on
coal for Great Lakes transshipment.
The conference to be held next week
by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, railway executives and shippers
of building materials on the reduc
tion of rates on such commodities is
in line with the president's idea that
businpss revival would be promoted
by lowering the transportation cost
of articles used in industry.
Executives to Testify.
Whether the Cummins-Esch trans
portation act is a success and
whether the existing governmental
agencies are equal to the task of
solving the present railroad problem
are matters upon which the senate
committee's investigation is expected
to throw much light on the matter.
The first witnesses heard by the
committee will be the railway execu
tives. Senator Cummins expressed him
self strongly today to the effect that
the railways would be able to read
just their finances, through higher
efficiency in management and re
duction in cost of material nd la
bor, to a point where earnings
would again cover expenditures,
charges and a reasonable profit. He
ascribed present conditions to an in
dustrial readjustment, which had as
yet proceeded unevenly, not yet af
fecting costs of production or op
eration as it had affected earnings.
Recognizing the awkward period
with which some of the railways
might intervene before they had re
adjusted working costs to a pbint
where net earnings would cover ma
turing charge on their debt, he ex
pressed the belief that the creditors
of such railways would be lenient in
not enforcing their claim pending
the period of readjustment.
Like Other Industries.
"The railroads," Senator Cum
mins said, "are in no different situ
ation from the other industries of
the country. Like many other pro
ducing industries, they are confront
ed with a sudden and violent shrink
age of business which helps to make
the selling price of what is produced
lower than the cost of production.
They will have to solve the prob
lem in the same way as other pro
ducers are trying to solve it,,by the
bringing of the cost of materials and
the cost of labor into line with the
proceeds of what they have to sell.
Senator Cummins was asked if it
was possible for the railways to do
this on a sufficiently drastic scale
to cover both working expenses and
charges on the debt. He replied that
he had no doubt of it.
"To assume the contrary," he said,
"would be to assume that a national
transportation system cannot be self
supporting in this country. If that
were so, there would be nothing to
do but for the government to take it
(Torn to Pago Two. Column Two.)
Refreshments Found on
Hard Scrabble Ranch
Lodgcpole, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Col. A. B. Persinger. was, 70
and "Hard Scrabble" ranch was the
scene of a notable gathering in honor,
of the" event. Nearly 200 guests from
all over this end of the state were
present to partake of refreshments,
a part of which were unearthed from
beneath a certain tree, under which
it was sccorely hidden long ago. in
anticipation of present conditions.
Colonel Persinger came to western
Nebraska from Alabama 45 years
ago and became wealthy in the cat
tle business. He is widely known
over the state in Masonic and politi
Blue Springs Will Unviel
Monument Decoration Day
Wymorc, May 7. (Special.)
Memorial day services in Wymore
will consist of a short service at the
cemetery after which citizens will
participate in the. ceremonies at Blue
Springs, where preparations are go
ing forward for the unveiling of a
monument erected to the boys froni
this section who gave their lives in
the world war. Rev. W. C. Harper,
pastor of the Methodist church, is
chairman of the committee on ar
rangements for the dedication of the
monument. H. E. Sackett of Beatrice
will deliver the address at the un
veiling. Ernest Meyer Sells iMll
At Oak to His Son-iu-Law
Deshler, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
J. R. Hoffman, for many years
manager of the Farmers' elevator
here and who last year moved to
Holyoke, Colo., and engaged in the
farm implement business, has re
turned to Oak, where he has pur
chased the mill from his father-in-law,
Ernst Meyer. The Meyer in
terests are retained in the hydro
electric power plant operacd from
the water power on the Little Blue
; river at that place.',
Wife Kills Mate
In Street Crowd
At New Orleans
Los Angeles Woman Slays
Husband in Heart of Busi
ness Section Gives
Up to Police.
New Orleans, La., May 7. Mrs.
Frederick R. Levee of Los Angeles
shot and killed her husband here to
day. The shooting occurred in the
heart of the business section shortly
before noon, when the streets were
crowded with persons.
The shooting was 'witnessed by
hundreds of persons and followed a
brief talk between the couple, from
which Levee had turned away.
Mrs. Levee gave herself up to the
police. She refused to make a state
ment. Seeking Divorce.
Mrs. Levee was seeking a divorce,
according to the police.
Mrs. Levcc. police say,, recently
was in Baton Rouge, where she fruit
lessly attempted to have Governor
Parker sign extradition papers so
her husband could be returned to
Mrs. Levee today walked up to her
husband, who was standing on a cor
ner, outside a hotel, and after ex
changing a few words with him, shot
him in the back.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 7. The
marital troubles of Frederick R. Le
vee, Los Angeles attorney and club
man, and his wife, Mrs. Matilda Le
vee, who shot and killed him in New
Orleans today, have been recounter'
in the" newspapers here at various
times in the last two years.
Publicity was first given their
affairs when Mrs. Levee, publicly
horsewhipped a woman in one of the
loading Los Angeles hotel9. The last
account of their troubles came only
a few months ago, when Mrs. Levee
was freed from a charge of insanity
after a hearing before a lunacy com
mission and admonished by the pre
siding judge to "cease her violent
tactics and leave her husband alone."
Blue Springs Farmer is
Held on Liquor Charge
Beatrice, Neb., May 7. (Special.)
Porter Collins, Blue Springs
farmer, was arrested this morning on
the charge of keeping a still and
manufacturing liquor for sale. He
was arraigned, pleaded not guilty,
and his case set for hearing next
Wednesday. He was released on
$1,000 bond. - ; .
F. R. Rowe, jvho was brought
back from Washington, la., on the
charge of passing p. worthless check
and who formerly worked for Col
lins, gave the officers the tip which
resulted in Collins' arrest. A com
plete still was found on a farm
leased by Collins.
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of
The Sunday Bee
"Romance irl the-Air," a Story of
the Hopes and Fears of Wives of
Air Mail Pilots Part 4, Page 1.
"Thoroughbred," by Bruno Leg
sing, a Blue Ribbon Story Part 4,
Close-ups of Nebraska Bird Life
Rotogravure Section, Page 1.
I "The Soul ot a tieei, by jac
Lait Part 2, Page 8.
Married Life of Helen and War
renPart 4, Page 8.
Editorial Part 4, Page 4.
Sports, News and Features Part
3, Pages 1 and 2.
Children's Page Part 4, Page 2.
Heart Secrets of a Fortune Teller
Part 2, Page 8.
Letters from a Home-Made Father
to His Son Part 1, Page 6.
"Automobile Etiquette," by James
J J. Montague Part 3, Page 7.
Allies Urge Use of
Troops to Crush
Paris Sends Request to Allied
Commission in Upper Si
lesia; Fighting With In
Paris, May 7. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The allies have sent
to the allied high commission in
Upper Silesia an urgent request to
act energetically in the suppression
of the Polish uprising in that dis
trict, using the allied troops for the
purpose. Thfy also urge that the -commission
report a3 ' quickly as
possible on the settlement of
bounarics between Poland and Ger
many in the area as a result of the
French circles appeared much con
cerned over news received of the
arrest by SO Germans Who had
crossed the frontier of Captain
Deblois of the French army, con
troller of the district of Obcr
Glogau, whovas on a tour of in
spection. Situation Tense.
Oppcln, Silesia, May 7. The
situation in this city, which
has been growing apprecibaly more
tense, has been made more serious
by the arrival of hundreds of
refugees. Many have been severely
wounded and have excited the peo
ple with stories of alleged Polish
brutalities. The refugees augmented
by residents of Oppeln, held a si
lent demonstration yesterday after
noon, parading up and down the
Prince Hatzfeld, German delegate
on the interallied commission, de
clared yesterday that every effort
was being made to hold back the
Germans, but that the danger was
He added that according to Ger
man information there are at least
60,000 Poles under arms in Upper
German requests that the frontier
between Germany and Silesia be
opened and that all political prison
ers held by the allies in Upper
Silesia be released have been grant
ed by the interallied commission
here. .Decision whether the use of
German government troops would
be permitted in Silesia and whether
the' Folish frontier would be closed
was expected early today.
An armored train was run from
Brcsiau to Kreuzburg, about 30
miles northeast of here, by Germans
last night, and was turned over to
allied authorities there. - The allies
accepted the train in -view of the
reports that the Poles planned to
attack Kruezburg today. When
Rosenburg was taken by the Poles
a British major, who was acting as
control officer there, was arrested by
a Polish leader who. was formerly
a police officer under the command
of the major. The Polish leader
ordered that the major be shot and
ordered a squad of five men to exe
cute .him. .,!'
Refuse to Fire.
As the squad took its place the
major said: "You do not dare to
shoot," -whereupon the Poles low
ered their rifles and refused to fire.
Fighting between the Italians and
the Poles at Rybnik, Plcss and
Gross Strehlitz continued yesterday,
with the situation at Rybnik in
creasingly menacing to the allied
forces, according to reports received
by the inter-allied commission.
The Italians are known to have
lost 30 men killed and 70 wounded
and in Frerfch quarters it is esti
mated that the allied casualties since
the uprising began have been 70
killed and an unknown number
$5,000,000 in Gold Arrives.
New York, Mav 7. Gold, valued
at more than $5,000,000 arrived to
day on the Maurctania from Eng
land, consigned to New York
To Kill Self on
Mrs. Adelaide Rountree Swal
lows Poison in Presence of
Husband and Saturday
Amid crowds of Saturday shop
pers and in the presence of her
husband, Mrs. Adelaide Rountree,' 40,
3930 North Twenty-second street,
attempted suicide by swallowing
poison about 4 o'clock at Fifteenth
and Dodge streets in front of the
Charles Rountree, the husband,
with the aid of several, pedestrians,
carried Mrs. Rountree to the office
of Dr. C. H. Bryner, McCague build
ing, where she was given first aid
and later removed to . the Fenger
hospital where her condition is said
to be serious. Her mouth and face
were badly burned.
Rountree, after taking his wife to
tne hospital, left her without mak
ing a statement to either police or
"1 don't want to see him again,"
Mrs. Rountree told police and nurses
referring to her husband. "He has
nagged me until I am sick of it all."
Miss Clara Clark, a daughter of
Mrs. Rountree by a former marriage,
said: "My stepfather is a good pro
vider and a kind man when he is not
at home, but when he comes home
he always kicks about something."
Mrs. Rountree has five children by
a former marriage.
Rountree is an engineer at the
Fairmont Creamery company plant.
Favors Omaha for
Location of Mint
Washington, May 7. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Some time ago
Congressman JefTeris wrote to C. W.
Whiteley, vice president of the
American Smelting and Refining
company, with offices in New York,
asking him which city, in his judg
ment, Chicago or Omaha, was best
suited for the establishment of a
branch United States mint. Con
gressman Jefferis received a reply
from Mr. Whiteley today in which
he said he had not given the matter
full consideration, but, in view of the
fact that so much more silver was
refined in Omaha and that it was so
much nearer to the source of supply,
in his opinion Omaha was far more
desirable for the establishment of a
branch mint than was Chicago.
Murray Youth Killed When
Team of Horses Run Away
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Raymond Henry, 12, of Mur
ray met instant death when a team
which he had hitched to A hayrack
and was leading became unmanage
able and plunged forward, knocking
him to the ground and kicking him
about the head as they started to
run. The wheel of the wagon also
passed over his body.
Elks to Choose Site for
New Club House on Tuesday
A site for the new $1,500,000 Elks
club house will be chosen next Tues
day, when the club's building com
mittee will meet at the Chamber of
Commerce. The choice has narrowed
down to three prominent downtown
Sunday probably showers; not
much change in temperature.
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Ex tr did on
Rum Runners Lose Long
Fight To Resist Return to ,
Canada ou Liquor '. i
Hughes to Sign Papers'
Bait Williams, alia "led the
Rough;" Wiley Coiiipton, Jack
Howard, alics J. B. Shclton, and
Axel L. rearson, federal prisoners
in Omaha, lost their long fight
against extradition to Canada yes
terday when United States Com
missioner Edwin C. Boehler rendered
a decision against them at a final
hearing held before him in federal
The commissioner's decision means
that the quartet of Omaha liquor
runners will probably go to Canada .
to face charges of robbery of large
liquor stores from the Canadian
Liquor Exporters, Ltd., at Gaines
boroiigh, Sask.. and forgery of
$60,000 in drafts.
It remains for Secretary of State
Hughes at Washington to sign the
extradition papers before the Oma
ha prisoners can be taken to Canada,
according to Commissioner Boehler.
Prima Facie Case.
The commissioner said he would
send a report to the secretary of
state, declaring that the Canadian
government had a prima facie case
against the four Omaha men.
Commissioner Boehler will send
his report to Hughes within four
days, he said.
The only appeal for the prisoners
before they are extradited would be
through habeas corpus proceedings
in case the secretary of state con-,
firms Commissioner Bochler's rec
ommendation, according to Gene
O'Sullivan, attorney for three of the
"I'll just have to study further on
that case," Attorney O'Sullivan said.
"It's up to the secretary of state to
pass on the case finally."
C. L. More of Chicago, attorney
for the Canadian government, pre
sented his final1 arguments before
Commissioner Boehler' yesterday aft
ernoon. He elaborated for two hours
in detail upon the alleged crimes
with which the four Omaha men are
Ray J. Madden, attorney fof Jack
Howard, followed Attorney More
with arguments against the extradi
tion of Howard on account of dis
crepancy in positive identification of
Gene O'Sullivan, attorney fr Wil
liams, Compton and Pearson, pre
sented arguments in an attempt to
show there was conflicting testimony
offered by witnesses against the
Held Without Bonds.
Whether or not the four Omaha
men will be taken to Canada will
depend upon the return to Omaha
of the extradition papers signed by
Secretary of State Hughes.
The prisoners are still being held
in the countv iail without bonds.
They have been "federal prisoners
(Turn to I'ajre Two, Column Four.)
Former Judge Called
To Give Testimony in '
Chicago Building Case
Chicago, May 7. George Trade,
former judge of the municipal court,
was subpoenaed to appear before the
Dailey legislative committee investi
gating building conditions in Chica- .
go, to. be questioned regarding an
alleged deal whereby $30,000 was
paid to union business agents.
The money is said to have been
paid to the labor leaders while a
theater was under construction.
How the matter came to the atten
tion of Mr. Trude was not disclosed
Several labor leaders testified be
fore the commission, after which a
member of the commission declared
that "the business agent has , more
power over his men than the former
czar of Russia over his peasants."
"We were told," Senator Dailsr
said, "that the great majority of
union men are opposed to crooked
work of their business agents, but
they arc powerless to prevent it."
Action on Blair Nomination.
Is Deferred by Senate Body
Washington, May 7. The scnat
finance committee deferred action to
day on the nomination of David H.
Blair of North Carolina to be com
missioner of internal revenue, op
posed in the senate by Senator John
son (republican), California. After
hearing evidence on both sides the
committee adjourned to resume the
inquiry next Thursday.
Plattsmouth Night Police
Advanced 'to Day Position
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Alvin Jones has been named
chief of police by newly-elected
Mayor Johnson to succeed M. E.
Manspeaker, who has held the posi
tion for several .years. Jones was
night man for nearly as long. . .
Mother's Day Program at '
Old People's Home Today
A' special Mother's day program
wlil be held Sunday afternoon at the
Old People's Home, 3325 Fontenelte
boulevard, in eharge of the Volun
teers of America. Maj. and Mrs. F.
A. McCormick and their daughter,
Miss Alice, will sing and play.
Banker Says Crisis Passed 1
Denver, May 7. The nation hai
successfully passtd a situation that
threatened the most tremendous fU
nancial panic the country ever hai
in prospect, Joseph Z. Miller of tin
Tenth Federal Reserve bank, said
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