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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 282.
Sergeant O'Hare Says He Did'
.Not Know of "Pot of
Gold" Until After Pris
oner Had Flet).
Had No Written Orders
Washington, May, 11. In giving an
account of the escape of Grover
Bergdoll, Serg. John O'Hare, in
command of the escort w hich started
out with Bergdoll for the mountains
of Maryland, told the house investi
gating committee today that he had
never heard a word about the buried
"pot of golcT until long after the
prisoner had fled.
O'Hare was positive that when he
started out for the mountains, the
only instructions he received from
Col. John E. Hunt, his superior, was
to proceed with the prisoner to
Hagerstown, get some money from
a bank, take it to another bank at
Philadelphia and return to the bar
racks. There were no written orders ex
cept to stop at North Philadelphia,
meet the late D. Clarence Gibboney,
Bergdoll's lawyer, and thereafter be
guided by what Gibboney said, the
witness declared with some emphasis.
O'Hare declared he wanted to hand
cuff his prisoner, but that Hunt re
fused Stop at Attorney's Order.
It was by Gibboney's order, he
said, that the party halted at Phil
adelphia, went for a long automobile
ride, with Bergdoll driving, visited
a burlesque show and stopped at the
Bergdoll home, from which the
The sergeant told how Bergdoll,
who had evaded the draft for two
years, was sent from Governor's
Island in the uniform of an enlisted
man, with a hat-cord indicating he
belonged to the infantry; how he
sat in the train from New York to
Philadelphia without uttering a word
and chewing tobacco all the while.
He told of various moves, up to
the moment when Bergdoll walked
into a bathroom to answer the tele
phone. He was never seen after
that and, the sergeant said he does
not know how. he got out. Except
for that moment, he declared, the
prisoner was never out of his sight.
Cross-examination did not budge
the witness from his statement that
he was in ignorance of any plan to
dig tor buried gold, the object for
which the prisoner was released in
custody of O'Hare and York, an
. Bergdoll at Ease. ' '
' Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll the moth
er of the "draff etaW, "and James
.Romig, who -vas sent to Washington
to get $105,000 ui gold" from the
treasury, were around the Bergdoll
home all the time, 'O'Hare r said.
When not shooting pool or reciting
Shakespeare, Grover, he added, was
walking about perfectly at ease.
When Mrs. Bergdoll learned her
son had gone, she was greatly ex
cited, said O'Hara. The woman
and Romig", he added, tried to per
suade him not to worry, assuring
him Bergdoll would be back. As the
guards werek being entertained, a
bottle of gin mysteriously appeared,
O'Hare testified, but he did not
touch it, as he had not taken a drink
in 20 years. York, however, dran!
but was warned by O'Hare to let it
Tears filled the eyes of the little
sergeant as he told of his return fo
the island, empty handed, with barely
enough money to pay his fare and
of his plea that he be permitted to
tell his wife of his misfortune be
fore being locked up. He was tried
later by court-martial and acquitted.
Eastern Paper Mills
Are Closed bv Strikes
Watertown, N. Y., May 11. Only
two paper mills in northern New
York are working today as a result
of a walkout this morning of 1,100
union men, employed by the' St.
Regis, Hanna Paper corporation and
other plants. The men refuse to ac
cept a 30 per cent reduction in pay.
New York, May 11. Seven large
paper mills in the United States and
Canada, emplovinsr approximately
9.000 men, shut down today because
of failure of 'workers and owners to
sign new agreements , to replace
those which expired last night.
Child Employes Increase
Proportionately to Births
Washington, May 11. Increase in
the number of child employes in the
" United States has been almost ex
actly proportionate to the increase
in total population in the last eight
years, according to the United States
.; Department of Labor. Statistics
compiled by the children's bureau
-"Show that 76.194 minors took out
permit m 12 representative cities in
the country to go to work in 1920.
This compares with 67,169 in 1913,
. an increase of 13 per cent.
Professor of Journalism -"
Suspended From Faculty
Boulder. Colo., May 11. Blaine
Gibson, instructor of journalism at
the University of Colorado, was sus
pended from the faculty last night
" pending hearing. President Norlin
of the university announced that
Gibson had been found late'Mon
' day night at the home of a wealthy
attorney, in company with the lat-
ter's wife. The attorney had re
tained home unexpectedly, accord-
ing to the reports.
Wife ef Italian Premier,
Giovanni Giolitti, Dies
Rome, ' May 11. Announcement
las ; been made of the death of
Signora Giovanni Giolitti, wife of
the Italian premier.
Enter H tMMd-WlN Matter It.
Osaka r. 0. Uaoar Art Malta S. 1171.
Message of Hope Brought
To U. S. by Madame Curie
Famous Woman Scientist
Arrives in America to
Receive Gifts of Gram
' New York, May 11. A message of
hope and fortitude for those afflicted
with cancer was brought to America
by Madame Marie Curie, discoverer
of radium, and the world's foremofc
woman scientist. She arrived on the
Olympic with her two daug'iters to
receive from President Ha' ding, in
behalf of the women of the United
States. one gram of radi'am which
she said was to be used in cancer
research. Asked if radium was
actually a cure, she replied: "Yes, it
is. That is, if it is applied properly."
The scientist, who has received the
Nobel prize and is the first woman to
occupy a chair as professor at the
Sorbonne; was greeted by represen
tatives of the Marie . Curie Radium
Fund and leading scientific organiza
tions. In contrast to the modish attire
and debonair bearing of her tall
daughters, Madame Curie seemed a
neutral figure. The almost ashen
whiteness of skin, ashen hair
touched with' gray and gray eyes
that show occasional gleams of blue;
her simple black tailored suit and
little taffeta hat combined to make
her apparently the "passionless spir
it of pure science."
"I am happy to bring my daugh-
New Cabinet Given Confi-
dence Vote When Reichstag
Votes.to Agree to Allied
London, May 11. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Germany's uncondi
tional acceptance of the entente
reparations was delivered to Prime
Minister Lloyd George by Dr.
Sthamer, German minister to Great
Britain, here today.
Mr. Lloyd George announced in
the House of Commons this after
noon Germany's complete acceptance
of all the allied demands. His an
nouncement was greeted with pro
Dr. Sthamer handed the German
reply to the prime minister at 11
o'clock this morning and Mr. Lloyd
George immediately telegraphed the
news, to all the governments concerned?.,;-
. Agree to Conditions.
Berlin, May 11. (By The As
sociated Press.) Germany's reply to
the allied ultimatum accepting the
terms laid down by the allied su
preme council in London is confined
to a repetition of the exact terms of
the decisions of the allies with re
gard to guarantees, disarmament, the
trial of war criminals and financial
conditions. The reply states that
Germany adheres unconditionally to
This reply was sent to the allied
capitals after the cabinet, headed by
Dr. Julius Wirth, the new chancellor,
had received what amounted to a
vote of confidence in the Reichstag
last night, that body approving of the
ministry's decision to accept the al
lied ultimatum. The vote stood 221
to 175, giving the Wirth government
a margin of 46. .
The votes cast for acceptance of
the entente . terms were from ' the
centrist, democratic, independent so
cialists and majority socialist parties.
The nationalists, German people's
party, communists and the Bavarian
people's party were opposed to the
plans of the ministry, as announced
by the new chancellor. In his ad
dress Dr. Wirth emphasized the tre
mendous burden Germany would as
sume in agreeing to meet the entente
terms, but insisted the alternative of
French occupation of the Ruhr val
ley would completely cripple Ger
many's industrial life and demoralize
Payment Due June 1.
The allied demands, in brief, were
payment by June 1 of the 1,000,000,
000 gold marks due on May 1; trial
of German officers and soldiers ac
cused of crimes during the war;
complete disarmament of the mili
tary, naval and aerial arms of Ger
many's service, and the ultimate
payment of $33,750,000,000 in repara
tions. ' The reparation obligation
would be paid in installments of ap
proximately $485,000,000 per yearin
audition to 25 per cent of the value
of Germany's exports,
It has been indicated that repre
sentations wbuld be made in Dr.
Wirth's answer to the entente that
compliance with the disarmament
clauses of the council's ultimatum
might be attende'd by danger, espe
cially on the eastern frontiers, where
the Poles have engaged in a serious
insurrection with . the intention of
taking possession of Upper Silesia
Kansas Banker Kills His
Daughter and Then Self
Beatrice, Neb., May 11. (Special.)
Dan Spence, president of the
Barnes (Kan.) State bank, murdered
his 16-year-old daughter at their
home and then killed himself, using a
revolver. Despondency over the ill
health of his daughter, who had been
sick for a year, is said to have caused
the tragedy. Spence was well-known
in northern Kansas-and at one time
lived at Fairbury, Neb.
Will Not Change Name.
Washington, May 11. The Na
tional Geographic boa.rd voted
unanimously today to retain the
name of Mount Ranier for the peak
in Washington state that. has been
so known for 130 years. "A pro
posal to change it to Mount Lin
coln has been under consideration j
for some time. i
ID " A
ters to see, your great country and
they share my gratitude to Amer
ican women for their interest in
science and my work," she said. "I
desire to thank them through the
Until Madame Curie sails for Eu
rope June 25. her visit will be
marked by daily activity. The itin
erary includes a visit to the Carno
tite mines in Colorado. On May
20 President Harding will present
the gram of radium. ,
In Upper Silesia
Armistice Concluded as Re
sult of Negotiations Between
Interallied Commission Is
, London Report.
London, May 11. It is reported
that negotiations between the inter
allied commission in Upper Silesia
and Adelbert Korfanty, leader of the
Polish insurgents in that area, re
sulted last evening in the suspen
sion of hostilities, says a dispatch to
the Central News from Warsaw to
day. it was agreed, according to this
report that the insurgents would oc
cupy . a line of demarcation agreed
upon and remain in the stipulated
positions pending final settlement of
the Upper Silesian question, which is
still pending in allied councils,
where; it rested following the taking
of the rtcent plebiscite in this area in
many. ; l he industrial territory,
which has been largely over-run by
the Poles, therefore would remain
under Polish occupancy.
French and Poles Clash.
Oppeln, Silesia, May 11. (By The
Associated Press.) French troops
engaged in an artillery duel with in
surgent Poles near Groschowitz,
about six miles south of this city,
yesterday. The Poles replied to the
French fire with several small field
pieces. A number of slightly
wounded French soldiers have been
brought here, and other wounded
Frenchmen have been brought in by
motor lorries from other towns in
the disturbed area.
It is rumored that a German offi
cer who formerly held a high posi
tion in the army has taken charge of
German operations in Silesia and
inter-allied officials here fear, there
will be serious developments in the
next few. days unless the Poles indi
cate their intention to begin a with
drawal. : , , '
Refugees Swarm City.
In this city there has been arriv
ing a continuous stream of wounded
German refugees and . the situation
has grown more intense. The Ger
man civilian guards have completed
their organization. The officers say
they( have sufficient rifles and will
feel safe if they can secure artillery.
Allied officials arriving here from
Kattowitz report the Poles held
them up and took -them t Polish
headquarters. Eventually the offi
cials were given passes signed by the
Polish commissar which permitted
them to pass the insurgent lines.
Hail Stuns Fish and
Blue Springs Feasts
Blue Springs, Neb., May 11.
(Special.) More fish in one day than
the oldest inhabitant can -remember
was the record of Tuesday when
everybody had fish. Some had as
much as 50 pounds. .
Charles Canfield arrived home with
one weighing 27 pounds, and several
were shown that ranged from 15 to
20 pounds. The fish were noticed
on the surface of the Blue river early
Tuesday morning, with fins slowly
moving as it they had beendrugged.
Their peculiar condition is attributed
to a few minutes of very heavy hail
which appeared to stun them. s
The catch of the day, between
Blue Springs and Holmesville is
estimated at many thousand of
pounds, the average weight being
from three to five pouhds. The wind
ings of the river make it about 12
miles from the dam at Holmesville
to the dam at the flour mills here
and it is in this stretch of river that
they have been existing.
Their s almost lifeless condition
made it possible to- land many with
clubs and even with the bare hands.
Many were using pitchforks and
gigs. It was "fish day" with a ven
ganceon the ' Blue, river. '
Brank of Ku Klux Klan
Organized in Nebraska
St. Louis, May 11, Branches of
the Knights of the Ku- Klux Klan
are being organized in Missouri,
Kansas. Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota
and North and South Dakota, it
was announced here today,
"Fraudulent and Wicked Con-
Court Issues Injunction
Charging William A. Fraser,
sovereign commander of the Wood
men of the World, with. "fraudulent
and wicked conspiracy" in organiz
ing 20 alleged Woodmen camps in
order to get delegates to give him
control of the state convention held
in Columbus last month, suit was
started yesterday in district court, the
ultimate object of which is to oust
him from his $25,000 position as
head of the order.
The plaintiffs are Charles Unitt,
Head consul for Nebraska; Michael
L. Endres, delegate to the sovereign
camp, and George W. Hascall of
Lincoln, also a delegate.
Defendants besides Fraser arc John
T. , Yates, sovereign clerk, whose
salary is $15,000 a year; D. E. Brad
shaw, who gets $12,000 a year; B.
Wood Jewell,' sovereign advocate;
Earl R. Stiles and C. Holleslelle.
District Judge Sears yesterday
issued a temporary order restraining
Fraser and his associates from rec
ognizing the purported proceedings
and the ofheers elected at a pur
ported meeting of the head camp
held in the Evans hotel, Columbus,
Neb., April 18. The order also re
strains other officers and delegates
elected in the other wing of the split
convention held in the North opera
house, Columbus, April 18.
Hearing May 25.
May 25, at 9, was set by Judge
Sears for hearing the application for
a permanent injunction against the
officers, delegates and alternates
purporting to have been elected by
Fraser and his convention in the
The petition alleges that there
were 175 delegates at the Columbus
convention, that 101 of these were
opposed to Fraser and his associates
and that only 74, "many of whom
were fraudulently elected" were in
accord with the Fraser crowd.
Enormous powers possessed by
Sovereign Commander Fraser are"
set forth. By reason of an amend
ment to the order's constitution
adopted in July, 1919, says the peti
tion, "Fraser has almost absolute and
plenary powers to such a degree that
the constitution of the United States
and the laws , of the states are set
aside. Fraser can cut. a man. in
says the petition, and he has ahso
lute power under the article to con
strue or set aside a law of the order
as it suits him.
Nebraska is one of a number of
states in which the "regulars" and
"insurgents" of the Woodmen are
struggling for delegates to the
sovereign camp or national conven
tion which will convene in New
York in July and where the "insur
gents" hope to oust Fraser and .his
associates from their lucrative posi
British Ship Works
Forced tp Close Down
Due to Miners' Strike
London, May 11. Indications of
the seriousness of the coal shortage
caused fey the miners' strike is fur
nished by announcement that the
Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineer
ing Works at Barrow, employing
150,000 men, will be forced to close
at the end of next week unless coal
mining is resumed. The iron and
steel works of the plant already are
Complete closing of the plant
would accentuate the unemployment
situation notably and swell appre
ciably the total of men, women, boys
and girls on register1 at the labor ex
changes, which on April 1, totalled
1,865,800, with the number working
on short time totalling 1,077,000.
These figures are exclusive of the
1,200,000 idle miners. .
Crown Prince Hirohito Is
Given Welcome in London
London, May 11. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Crown Prince Hiro
hito of Japan, who arrived here
Monday for a three weeks' visit to
England, was officially welcomed to
London today by Lord Mayor Roll
and Jhe city authorities. '
Wants an Owner
There is a home at 2578
Titus Ave. that wants an
owner. It is a nice, cozy,
modern little home and sit
uated in a very nice neigh
borhood. Someone, with
out any cost to them, is go
ing to have the privilege
of living in it.
How would you like to
have this little home?
Would not you derive a lot
of pleasure from its owner
ship and occupancy? Then
why not go after it. The
Help Yourself Club affords
the opportunity. Your perv
sonal efforts in securing
the co-operation of your
friends are the means by
which you can secure it.
See the offer on page 5.
MAY 12, 1921.
Raised to Place
Of Late Bishop
Rev. Dr. Manning Consecrated
As Tenth Head of Protes
tant Episcopal Diocese.
Of New York.
New York, May 11. Rev. Dr.
William T. Manning, rector of his
toric Trinity church, was consecrated
lOtk bishop of the Protestant Epis
copal diocese of New York today,
and outlined his stand as successor
to the late Bishop Charles Sumner
In the morning before an assem
blage of prelates he was elevated to
his new station with a coiortui cere
mony in the Cathedral of St. John
the Divine and late today at the
136th annual convention of the New
York diocese he delivered his, first
address as bishop.
Outlining the church's attitude to
ward industrial and social problems,
he said that the church must be
"not a mere sympathetic onlooker
but a great loving influence and
"But the church must include all
within her sympathy," he continued,
"and must minister to all alike. It
must sympathize with the problems
of the laborer and the wage earner,
but it must recognize also the prob
lems of the capitalist and the em
ployer and must call on all equally
for honesty, for right dealing for the
spirit of good will and brotherhood.'
"Wherever there is proved wrong
and injustice the church, of course;
may and must speak. But the
church is not commissioned or en
dowed with special wisdom to pro
nounce upon specific political and
Bishop luttle ot Missouri, patri
arch, who served as chief con
secrator at the ceremony, was pres
ent at this afternoon's session of the
convention. He received an ovation
and occupied a seat of honr.
Three Small Banks in'
Cuba Close Their Doors
( i '
Havana. Cuba, May 11. Three
small private banks in this city sus
pended payment yesterday and an
other in the city of Camaguey, east
ern Cuba, closed its doors.
All the institutions had sustained
runs by depositors, and some of the
oldest and strongest Institutions in
this city are affected. One large bank
remained open all night Monday
Approach of the final day of the
moratorium, which has been in
operation since late last year, has
added to the uneasiness.
All Woman Government of
Wyoming Town Re-Elected
Jackson, Wyo., May 11. The all
woman government of this city, be
lieved here to be the first in the coun
try, was reinstated by the election
held yestcrdav, by a good-sized ma-
Pf6rity. Mrs. Grace G. Miller, was re
elected mayor. Mrs. Genevieve Van
Vleck and Mrs. Faustina Haight
were elected councilwomen. Two
other councilwomen are holdovers.
Miss Pearl Williams will be re
appointed town marshal,, Mayoress
Miller announced, and no man will
have any hand in the affairs of the
local government for at least an
U. S. Society for Prevention
Of Tuberculosis Honored
Paris, May 11. A decree con
ferring the Vermeil Medal Rccon
naisance FrancaUe upon the Ameri
can commission for the Prevention
of Tuberculosis in France was pub;
lished today iu the Journal OfficieL
The Rockefeller foundation is the
parent body of this commission.
UMH Jan 25. b Mill CI Vr.). Dally
Outsli 4tk Zaaa (I yaar). Dally ud
Up to Them
New Prelate Outlines
Attitude of Church
"Omotokyo" Cult Leaders and
Principal Followers Arrest
ed Charged With Distribut-
l ihg Alarmist Literature.
Kyoto, Japan, May 11. Leaders
of the radical "Omotokyo" cult have
been placed under "arrest, with many
of their principal followers, follow
ing a police raid on the headquarters
of the organization at Ayabe, near
here. They' are charged with dis
tributing alarmist literature calcu
lated to disturb the public -
Police officials who conducted the
raid broke into a secret temple at
Ayabe and there found 2,000,000 yen
in specie and several hundred
swords. An investigation is declared
to have shown that the famed diely
of Omotokyo enshrined in the tem
ple consisted merely of pebbles
wrapped in . papers. Subterranean
passages were found leading to the
residence of War.isaburo Deguchi,
adopted son of the woman -who was
founder of the cult, it is said, and in
his home were found chests laden
with diamonds and rubies valued at
$1,000,000. Firearms were also found
stored in the building, the police as
Deguci' recently bought two Osaka
newspapers and devoted them to the
teaching of "Omotokyo" precepts.
The spread of the belief among all
classes in the empire had been re
garded as a national menace on ac
count of its ' sensational teachings.
These have included the necessity of
war - with America and ' declarations
that Japan is - destined to attain do
minion: over the entire-world. :
Man Kills Self by Placing
Dynamite Stick in Mouth
Hankinson, N.'D., May 11. Julius
Boehning, 53, a farmer, - placed a
stick of dynamite in his mouth today
and lit the fuse. His head was
blown off. He had just said goodby
to his wife and-children, saying he
was going to town to make his will.
Instead he went to the barn.
House Reaches France.
Cheerbourg, France, May 1J-
Col. Edwin House, upon his arrival
from America expressed regret that
the conditions of the treaty of Ver
sailles had not been' more rigorously
enforced by the allies. Col. House is
on his way to Paris, where he -will
see Former Premier Clemenccau and
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Snaaaj, $la; Daily Only. I"; WY oaijr. '
. British Office
New Ambassador to England
Will Re Received By King
George Today Refuses
Br The Associated Press.
' London, May II. Colonel Harvey,
the new American ambassador, pre
sented his credentials to Earl Curzon,
foreign minister at the foreign office
today. He will be received by King
George tomorrow and will make his
first public appearance at a dinner by
the Pilgrims society, May 19.
Meanwhile the ambassador has an
nounced that he will refrain from
Few of the afternoon newspapers
coment on Mr. Harvey, but the Pall
Mall Gazette says that the new am
bassador announced himself by his
words of greetings "which could not
be exceeded in cordiality or couched
in terms more agreeable to 1 the
Colonel Harvey, it said, is com
mended personally to Englishmen by
his record as a staunch upholder of
the allied cause in the hour of . strain
President Harding, it adds, has in
timated a friendly disposition toward
this country with a frankness for
which it would be difficult to find
a precedent. In his words, Presi
dent Harding's ambassador consti
tutes a further forecast that this good
will is not empty nor academic, the
newspaper declared. '
The United States, in the opinion
of the Pall Mall Gazette has found
a president who realizes - that an
aloofness does not, consort with the
material and moral facts v of the
Row Over Steamer at
Buenos Aires Settjed
Buenos Aires, May 11. (By The
Associated Press.) The controversy
which arose as a result of the boy
cott of the United States shipping
board steamer Martha Washington,
by the local port workers, reached
a settlement which is declared to be
acceptable to both the United States
Minister of Finance Salaberry an
nounced that the Martha Washing
ton now would be Unloaded as soon
as other port difficulties had been
The. Martha Washington has lain
in port here ;with her American
cargo for more than 40 days, ow
ing, to refusal of the port workers
to unload her or permit nonunion
ists to do so.
California Grape Crop
Damaged By Cold Weather
Sacramento, May 11. The grape
crop of California for 1921 ,was' re
duced about 30 per cent by frosts and
adverse weather conditions during
the spring and consequently the yield
for the season will be about 70 per
cent of that of 1920, according to
an estimate made public by R. L.
Nougarct, viticultural expect of the
State Department of Agriculture;
The estimate for 1921 is 290,000
tons of wine grapes and 140,000 tons
of raisins. No estimate for table
grapes wa3 given.
Fair and warmer Thursday,
i Hourly Temperatures.
o a. m on 1 p.
a. ni ft.
7 a. ni 117
a. tn nil
t a. ni an
10 a. m At
It a. m
12 noon 67
t p. m . . .
S p. m . . .
4 p. m . . .
5 p. ni "1
p. m 71
7 p. m .......... 70
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Republicans Put Emergency
Measure Through By Vote--
Of 63 to 28, espite Op.
position of Democrats.
Moses Loses Hard Fight
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire. .
Washington, May 11. With the
republican organization demonstrate
ing its power to function effectually,
the emergency tariff bill, despite its
unpopularity, was passed by the sen
ate as an administration measure by
a vote of 63 to 28. ;
Supporting the bill on the final roll
call were 56 republicans and seven
democrats, Broussard and Ratisdcll
of Louisiania, Sheppard of Texas,
Jones of New Mexico, Myers of
Montana, Pittman of Nevada, and
Kendricks of Wyoming. The op
position consisted of a lone repub ,
lican Moses of New Hampshire,
and 27 democrats. "
Senator Penrose, chairman of the
finance committee, gave warning of
the advent of the steam roller sev
eral days ago when he announced to
the senate that amendments not
approved by the committee would be
defeated by the majority. The sol
idarity of the republicans on the
measure is deemed prophetic of har
mony in putting through the perma-
nent tariff bill in the next four or fiy
Moses Loses Fight.
Senator Moses lost his fight
against the provision continuing the
war trade board control of dye im
ports, the motion to strike it out
failing by a vote of 25 ayes to 62 noe.
The only republicans supporting
Moses were Smoot,- Keyes, Kenyo'n,
Borah and LaFollette.
Senators King and Hitchcoclc,
democrats, vigorously . assailed the
"infamous dye monopoly" which
they agreed with Moses, would "be
perpetuated by the provision of the
"I cannot do otherwise than ex
press my keen disappointment at the
action of some of the democrats, jn
giving support to .his infamous
monopoly, which has got the Amerii.
can people by the throat," said Sen
ator King. "The senator from
Pennsylvania (Mr. Knox) who is re
sponsible for this 'amendment, justi
fied it by taking refuge behind the '
dead bodies of our soldiers. We not
only have a dye monopoly, but un
der the amendment adopted, we pro
pose to inject. more legislation into
Jhe future." V .
Senator King declared he will of-
fer a resolution for an investigation
of "the dye monopoly and the in
fluences back of it which have se
cured this and other legislation."
Amendments Defeated. '
The amendment offered by Se"rS-
aior rstew or xnaiana to prevent
dumping of British airplanes in this
(Torn to I'atre Two, Colomn Two.)-,."'
Letter By Sister of :'
Harding Causes Stir ;
In Suit for Divorce
Washington, May 11. A letter
written by Mrs. Caroline Votaw, pres
ident Harding's sister, created a stir
in the district supreme court when
TuStlF Staffnr! wVtrm ..... nA
dressed, -filed it with papers Icon
nected with divorce proceedings1 be
tween Dr. G. R. Lee Cole and h:V
wife, Minnie B. Cole.
Counsel for Mrs. Cole asserted
Mrs. otaw had asked the justice
merely to give due consideration to
testimony in behalf of the wife, but
opposing lawyers characterised it .as
"an outrageous effort to influence
the judge" and . Attorney Crandall
Mackey said he had called the matter
to the attention of President Hard
ing's secretary. The letter asserted,
he said, "that the wife had ben
wronged by the husband." . . J
Justice Stafford stopped the diV
cussion by notifying writers of such
letters they must expect to hae
counsel on both sides examine thetft.
' , ' : ' ; .
And Husband Are Arrested
Sedalia, Mo., May 11. Mrs. AfiV
toinette Sullivan, . postmistress t
Lamonte, Mo., 12 miles east of here,
and her husband, Daniel, who is her,
assistant in the postoffice, were ar
rested following indictment by a'
federal grand jury. It is asserted
that the Sullivans bought oods!
from mail order houses with postage
stamps, thereby increasing the stamp
sales of their postoffkes to such' a
degree that their salaries were,
raised one point , .
Largest Class in History
RpPAIVA frAlatrA flAffwAka
Berkeley, Cal., May 11. Sixteen
hundred and fifty-one seniors, com
prising the largest class ever gradu
ated from anv imiversitv 5n th
world, received their diplomas and
were awarded degrees and honors ?t
the annual commencement exercises
of the University of California in tlie
Greek theater today.
The graduating class of 1921 ex
ceeded the class of last year by mor
than 28 per cent. Women outnum
bered men this year.
Quakers Revise Rules on ;
Cards, Dancing and Music
Philadelphia, May 11. Hicksite
Quakers, both men and women, to
day eliminated from the "book t)f
rules of moral conduct," specific
reference to "dancing, card playing
and music," against which the sect
has fought from time immemorial.
The words were supplanted by tbfc
term "doubtful diversions," and the
degree to which this shall be in
terpreted is left .to the individual
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