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The , Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 284.
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Secretary of War Opposed to
)osal to Reduce Stand-
ing Force to 150,000
Pershing Chief of Staff
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINQ.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee I.emeJ Wlrr.
Washington, May- 13. After an
nouncing the selection of Genera
K-rshing for chief of staff with
-flowers to organize the army for iu
tat't war service, Secretary of War
Wrfks appeared at the capitol to
pl,4d with congress for an anjiy ade
catc for ordinary emergencies. ;
The senate military ,affairs commit
tee appeared to be so impressed by
hi representations that it probably
will recommend ' the maximum of
175,000 men asked bv the secretary,
in place of the 150,000 fixed by the
In making General Pershing chief
of staff with Gen. James G. Har
bord. a native of Illinois, executive
assistant to the chief of statf, Mr.
Weeks removes the possibility of a
clash of authority between the skele
ton war headquarters staff General
Pershing is to organize and the chief
of staff who administers the army.
General Pershing will devote himself
to ' war organizations problems,
chiefly and General Harbord will
sulniinister the army in the name of
To Oversee Training.
"It is the plan of the secretary of
war," said Mr. Weeks, "to especially
charge General Pershing when he
assumes the office of chief of staff,
with the organization and training of
all elements of the army of the
.United States, which by law is de
fined to include the regular army,
"the national guard and the organized
reserves. it is proposed that Gen
eral Pershing become actively ac-
quainted with the various elements of
the organized reserves and (he Na
tional guard, which would form the
larger part of ' the army, which he
would command, if active opcratings
.should be undertaken before the oate
of hi. retirement or detail to 'other
"Major General Harbprd, as exec
utive assistant to the chief of staff,
will have supervision oyer the ad
ministrative activities '. of the War
department under chief of staff,
handling such matters directly with
the secretary of" war-and leaving
General Pershing free to devote his
time to organization and training of
the army and allied matters. This
tjl.m will permit General Pershing
legally; tQ perform the functions re
cently announced by the secretary of
war in connection with the develop
ment of a general headquarters for
a war army, of which he would be
in active command in time of war,
while General Harbord would be
come the head of the War depart
ment general staff in such an emer
Urges Larger Army.
: Secretary Weeks informed the sen-
(Turn to rre Two, Column Tiro.)
Cause Anita Bank to
' Suspend Operations
Atlantic, la., May 13. (Special
Telegram.) The , Citizens Savings
bank ot Anita did not open its doors
for business this morning. - Slow
collections made it impossible for the
institution to Maintain a sufficient
supply of cash to meet its require
ments. The last few days there has
.been a steady withdrawal of funds
by depositors. Collections vere not
ample to, replace there, it is said.
The depositors will be paid 100
cents on the dollar, a statement ty
President Byron D. Forhsay said.
The bank carries a large amount cf
paper given by larmers. Jiccause
of low prices the latter have been
unable to liquidate their indebtedness.
This crippled the bank.
President Bvron D. Forshay has
at Anita for the last 00 years. 13. K.
torsnav. son oi rrcsiaeni i orsnaj',
is vice president, attd Ed L. New
ton, former member of the legislature,-is
cashier. ' ' , ' "
The capital of the Citizens Savings
bank is $50,000, with a surplus of
$25,000. Deposits which were $700,
000 a year ago have fallen to $450,
000, it is said.
Telephone Company Keeps
"Open House' at Sutton
Sutton, Neb., May 13. (Spe:ial.)
The Lincoln Telephone company
kept "open house" here for the
patrons of Sutton and vicinity. H.
W. McCullough, wire chici of the
western district, which includes sev
en counties, was present and ex
plained the telephone system. "Dur
ing the afternoon he lectured to the
school children. Miss Mildred Mc
Donald, district traffic "instructor, ex
plained the switch board.
Ex-Minister Sentenced to
Six Years for Mail Robbery
East St. Louis, III.. May 13. Guy
Kyle, former Free Methodist minis
ter, and Loren Williamson of Mount
Vernon, III, were sentenced to six
years in the federal penitentiary at
Leavenworth, Kan., today br Fed
eral Judge English on a charge of
robbing a mail pouch containing
$189,000 at Mount Vernon January
Janitor Union Head Indicted.
Chicago, May 13. Indictments
charging conspiracy against Wil
liam F. Qucsse, president of the
Chicago Flat Janitors' union, and
nine other union officials, were vot
4 b the grand jury todaj
Miss Young Christens Bee Prize
Bungalow 'House of Smiling Faces'
"This Simply is Wonderful, Says Noted Film Star
Inspecting Capital Award Offered By ,
Help Yourself Club.
"Oh you must call it 'The House
of Smiling Faces'," declared Clara
Kimball Young, famous motion pic
ture actress, as she entered the Cad
illac touring car. the second capital
prize of The Bee Help Yourself
club, for a tour of the city, follow
ing an inspection trip of the beauti
ful new five-room California bunga
low at 2578 Titus avenue, Minnc
Lusa addition, which is to be pre
sented to the successful member of
Miss Young, who is appearing in
person at the Strang theater in con
nection with her latest release.
"Straight From . Paris," expressed
her great pleasure over the sight
seeing trip of Omaha, furnished by
The Bee in the Cadillac touring car
which will be awarded the nmner
up in the flub. She graciously ac
cepted, the offer of The Bee to in
spect the little bungalow, cancelling
sevpr.il snrial pneacements arranir-
- - t& ;n jier "honor to do so, but, as
she remarked unon her return to
the Fontenelle, "I sure am delighted
with Omaha, and especially with
'The House of Smiling Faces'."
Delighted With Location.
As'the Cadillac rolled to a stop
before 2578 Titus avenue, Miss
Young looked to the westward and
exclaimed, "Oh this is the most
beautiful location 1 have seen in
my entire ride. It is up so nice
and high and so close to that de
lightful park with its pretty lakes
and playgrounds for the children.
Oh it certainly is most wonderful
Pleads Guilty to
Three Children of Dead Of
ficer Attend Court Hearing
Trial Will Be Started
Lincoln, May 13 (Special Tele
gram.) James King, negro convict,
pleaded guilty, to the premeditated
murder. Wednesday night of Robert
L. Tavlor, state penitentiary guard,
todav "bjefore Judge E. J. Clements
in the Lancaster county district
court. - -
.The judge instructed officers to
bring" King before him Monday when
efforts will be made to get a jury
and an attorney to defend King. '
"I cannot sentence a man on such
a charge until a jury has listened to
the evidence and brought in a sen
tence," Judge Clements said.
King, shackled and handcuffed- to
Warden WT. T. Fenton appeared in
the court room at 4:15. A divorce
trial was under way and few in the
room. Five minutes later young
men began gathering in the court
room and in 10 minutes standing
room was at a premium.
' Children at Hearing.
King, surrounded by officers, sat
in the jury box until the judge sum
moned him before the bench. Stand
ing at the rail were two of the dead
man's daughters and a son, their
eyes swollen from crying.
"There's the. children of the man
vou murdered," Warden Fenton said.
King didn't look their way. He ap
peared nervous and ill at ease.. He
stumbled when they took handcuffs
r.nd shackles from him as he stepped
before the judge. When asked how
he wanted to plead after the informa
tion, charging him with premeditated
murder was read, King replied:
A few words from the judge rela
tive to proper legal steps to pursue,
and the handcuffs and shackles were
placed on the negro again. Sur
rounded by officers, he was led from
the court room to a waiting motor
car. There wasnlt a word spoken
by anyone in the court room. Every
one hurried outside and followed the
officers and the negro to the motor
car, but there wasn't a word from the
crowd. ' "
Wears New Shirt
Kins wore a new shirt today. The
old one was torn up by him last night
(Turn tn Tax Two. Column One.)
Robber Wounds Pal
In Attempted : Holdup
Mandan. N. D., May 13. High
waymen frustrated their own at
temnta to rob C T. K. Costello, Seat
tle traveling salesman, here last night,
i when one robber discharged his re
volver sind shot the other, George .
Rawlins, through both legs. Costello.
who was carrying a large sum of
money, escaped harm. The other
robber was captured at Dickinson,
N. D late last night. .
Previous to the robbery, Costello
had related holdup yarns at a hotel.
Later, while taking a walk, two men
told him to stick up his hands and
started what he thought was a friend
ly scuffle. When he failed to meet
their demands, the shooting followed.
may be all right in ,some
cases, but where it concerns
a fulfillment of our own,
personal desires, direct ac
tion is much more efficient.
This truism most em
phatically applies to the
winning of a home, automo
bile or other valuable
award under the auspices
of the Help Yourself Club.
See the offer on page
of The Bee to gladden the heart of
someone who will be lucky enough
to be awarded this beautiful home."
Entering the house, Miss Young
walked in front of the large, inviting
fireplace with its unique little book
cases on each side and, clasping her
hands before her. exclaimed:
"Sec this beautiful fireplace. I can
just imagine myself snugly settled in
a large armchair beneath a reading
lamp and before a roaring fire in
the grate reading "Main Street" and
enjoying life to the utmost. Qh. how
pleasant this is. .1 could be happy
here with this as my home, alone
and quiet, but then my horoscope
says that I never will enjoy quiet;
even though I' may be in the center
of the woods I always will be sur
rounded by crowds.
Says House Wonderful.
Passing into the spacious dining
room, she minutely examined the
room, the highly polished hardwood
floor and low-hanging electric dome.
"This simply is wonderful," she
Into the two large, light, airy bed
rooms, and thence to the kitchen, she
passed, each in turn receiving its
share of praise.
Returning again through the
houSe Miss Young minutely ex
amined the decorations and com
mented upon the many conveniences
to lighten the labor of the "first
Once again on the front porch
(Turn to Face Two, Column Six.)
Resumed at Dawn
In West Virginia
Governor Appeals for Federal
Troops to Assist Authorities
In Ending Guerilla War
fare in Mountains.
Williamson, W. ,Va., May 13.--Reports
that firing from the moun
tains had been resumed at dawn to
day at Sprigg, where state, police
fought a battle yesterday with rifle
men hidden in the mountains, were
received by countv authorities here.
Chief Deputy Sheriff John Hall left
at once with ammunition for the
police. ' " -
Governor Morgan's request for
federal troops to guard the district
followed the battle, in which one
man was - killed and two were
Firing from the Kentucky side of
the Tug rirer, continued intermit
tently throughout the night, accord
ing to reports. . .
Beginning soon after dawn at
Merrimac, four miles up the Tug
river from this city, shots were
poured from the mountainside into
Merrimac, Rawl, Sprigg and Mate
wan, Wcst Virginia, and McCarr,
All available state police and
deputy sheriffs centered in William
son were rushed to the scene, but
according to reports they had been
unable to check the shooting.
Harry C. Staton, state prohibition
officer and merchant at Sprigg, was
killed and Noah Phillips and- a
young man named Calvert at Merri
mac were seriously wounded during
the shooting. . Rumors of ' other
killings and woundings have been
received at headquarters of the state
Yesterday's outbreak, the worst
since the Matewan-battle . of,- last
May 19, in which 10 persons were
killed, had all the appearance of a
prearranged attack, according to ac
counts of the fighting. '
The towns under fire are within
seven miles of each other and lie in
a narrow valley on the banks of
the Tug river, which separates West
Virginia from Kentucky. The firing
came ' from the 'mountains on both
sides of Uie river, according to the
Terror reigned in the towns in the
zone of fire as night fell and it was
learned that the authorities had
failed to apprctiend any of the at
tackers. Virtually all lights were
extinguished and residents kept close
under cover. -
The state police were virtually
helpless during the day as the at
tacking force in the mountains
were screened by foliage and bould
ers, while the police in order to at
tempt to direct attack would have
been obliged to cross the open val
ley and climb the rugged slopes in
view of the hidden marksmen.
Segt. David .Peterson of the state
police, who led a squad of men to
Sprigg, told of the plight in which
several hundred passengers on a
train found themselves when they
reached the battle zone.
Panic on Train.
"Bullets were peppering down
from the mountains," he said,
"women and children screamed and
cried in terror, while virtually every
passenger fell to the floors of the
coaches for protection. I don't
know whether any shots were aimed
at the train.
i Capt. J. R. Brockus, commander
of the state police for this district,
who returned to Williamson today,
said that the shooting had been
general from Williamson to McCarr,
Ky., a distance of about 15 miles.
He estimated that no less than 200
men made up the attacking parties.
Bullets fairly rained from the moun
tainsides as, he said, some of the
attackers were using automatic
These were met by four or five
machine guns which the state po;
lice had stationed in the velley.
It also was reported to headquar
ters here that the state police force
sent into the mountains to outflank
the attackers had returned to the
valley, the men they sought having
Coroner's Jury Frees Man
When Witnesses Testify
Victim Had Threatened
Tragedy Blamed on Kiss
Frank Wentzel, who slew his
btother Harry, Thursday night in a
pistol duel at the home of his father-ir.-Jaw,
was exonerated by a coroner's
jury yesterday afternoon at an in
quest held at the South Side Heafey
& Heafey morgue.
"Justifiable fratricide" was the ver
dict returned by the jury, which held
thatJrank fired, the fatal shots in
As soon as the foreman pronounced
the verdict and Deputy County At
torney Coffey issued an order for the
release of the prisoner, Frank stepped
into the arms of his wife, Bertha,
whose kiss was blamed for the
tragedy. . "
He raised his year-and-a-half-old
son, Wallace, to his shoulder, and
stood surrounded by the friends who
had attended the inquest, receiving
the congratulations upon his being
Frank Duff-, 3973 Q street, was
the first witness called to the stand
at the inquest. '
Duffy lives half a block from the
home of Payton Beckett, 5140 South
Thirty-ninth avenue, where the
At 5:30 Thursday afternoon, Duffy
testified. Harry Wentzel appeared at
the Duffy home.
He carried a revolver and . a
knife. Duffy said, and showed them
o him with the remark that he was
going to kill his brother.
"Going to Tank Up."
Duffy declared he took him out
into the front yard so his mother
couldn't hear the threats, and said
"Why you must be crazy."
As they stepped into the front
yard they glanced toward the Beck
ett home and saw the sister-in-law
out in front.
"I've got a notion to shoot her
now," Duffy said Harry told him.
"She talks about me and has made
me a lot of trouble."
Wentzel asked Duffy to go with
him to get some liquor.
"I'm going to' tank up and then
kill Frank." Duffy said he told him.
Frank Duffy,- sr., -was the second
witness to testify. .
"Got Him First." ' ' "
The elder Duffy was the first to
reach the wounded man in the rear
room of the Beckett home.
He said he, heard the shooting and
ran over to find out what was the
trouble. ' . '
As he entered the room he found
Harry1 Wentzel lying on the floor,
He lifted his head in his arms, he
said, and tried to ease his pain.
"My brother got me first," Went
zel told him, Duffy testified. "I in
tended to get him, but he got me
"Why did you do it?" Duffy asked
the dying m'an.
"I've got no use for him," Went
zel replied, he testified.
Armed With Rifle. '
Albert Gement, foreman at the
Sprague "fire and Rubber company,
(Turn to rage Two, Column Four.)
German Forces on the
Oder Being Augmented
Oppeln. May 13. (By The As
sociated Press.) German forces on
the left bank of the Oder river are
b5ng gradually augmented by the
arrival of former German soldiers
from Bresslau and a number, it is
known, are coming from Germany.
Several hundred security police have
reached Brieg, 20 miles northwest of
There are rumors here that the
Germans will take the offensive
probabily within a week, wlicn their
preparations are complete, The
Poles, in the meantime, are known
to be strengthening their positions
with artillery, although they arc not
advancing. , ;
French sources declare that Adal
bert Korfanty, leader of the Polish
insurrection, has "heeded General
Lerond's instructions for the first
time, and suspended his offensive."
Parm Bureau Organized
By Farmers at Liberty
Liberty, Neb., May 13. (Special.)
The farmersvof Liberty township
have organized a" farm bureau.
County Farm Agent Rist had ar
ranged the meeting, and talks' were
made by J. N. Norton and Dr. C. A.
Jerome. Stereoptian views were used
to jllustratc - each address". . Dr.
Jerome lectured on tuberculosis in
Improved methods of organization
and a talk on general farm and
stock matters as' it pertained to Gage
county was given by Mr. Rist, who
has adopted the system of keeping
his section informed-on current local
affairs by ' personal and frequent
visits to his territory in addition to
a very complete mailing , bulletin
France Refuses Request
Of President Gutzburg
Ducsseldorf, May 13. (By The As
sociated Press.) French authorities
here have declined to transmit to the
supreme allied council the request of
President Gutzburg cf the provincial
government asking that this city and
the zone about it be evacuated by
the allied troops.
President Gutzburg was' informed
yesterday that allied occupation of
Duesseldorf is likely to be maintained
until Germany pays the 1,000.000.000
gold marks due on June J
If thit " axtra " had appeared ten years ago the excitement
But the tame
Says Poles Have
Lloyd George Declares He Is
Frightened to Think of
Possible Outcome of
London. May 13. (By The Asso
ciated Tress.) Prime Minister
Lloyd George, in a dramatic speech
in the Houe of Commons today
concerning the Upper Silesian em
broglio, said the action of the Pol
ish insurrectionists was a complete
defiance of the treaty of Ver
sailles. . "I think it is right I should speak
quite plainly," Mr. Lloyd George
declared, "because if these things
can happen and we take no notice
and do not deal with them with that
Stern justice which has character
ized the! attitude of this country in
j all its dealings abroad, it is going
to be tatal to the peace ot iiurope.
If that is disturbed I do not see
what is goinp to happen to Europe.
"I am alarmed, i am frightened
that unless some confidence is re
stored to the world the consequence
may be of tlje most terrible char
acter, because the whole industrial
world is so built upon credit and
confidence that once that is shaken
I do not see how it can be re
built." Mr. Lloyd George declared the
treaty of Versailles was the charter
of Polish freedom and that it was
the last country of Europe who had
-the .right to complain about the
treaty. Poland did not win it; lib
erty, he asserted. Its liberty vas
due to Italy, Great Britain and
Mr. Lloyd George cited that the
Poles were divided in the war, half
of them, fighting with the Germans,
"and shot down Frenchmen, Brit
ish and Italians who were fighting
for their freedom."
Organized Agriculture - ,
, Favors Marketing Plan
Chicago, May 13. The general
offices of the American Farm Bu
reau federation,' under whose leader
ship the national co-operative grain
marketing plan incorporated, as the
United States Grair Growers was
inaugurated, announced that organ
ized agriculture was practically a
unit in favor of the plan. .
The American farm bureau also
announced the biggest single sale
since the inception of the wool pool
marketing department of the bureau.
This was the sale of 1,100,000 pounds
to an eastern mill at an average
price of from 20 to 27" cents.
Canada to Have Plane
Squad to Fight Forest Fires
Victoria, B. C, May 13. Organ
ization of an, airplane force to fight
forest fires in this province is to be
begun soon, it was . reported today,
following the 'announcement of the
British Columbia government that
it had appropriated, $20,000 for the
Club Terminates Season
West Point, Neb., Ma ."-(Special.)
The West Point Woman's
club has terminated- its activities for
the season. At the closing meeting
a number of women from Beemcr
were present seeking information on
how to proceed to organize a club'
in their city.
CopTTirht: 1021: fy Th Chicago Tribuna l
hy- UJ l-J
new today taruee hardly a ripple of
Germans Call Off !
Strike at Oppeln
Protest Against Allied Atti
tude Against Poles
Berlin, May 13. A general strike.
I begun by German workmen at Op
peln. uopcr auesia, in protest
against the attitude of the inter
allied commission toward the Polish
insurrection, has been called off,
according to advices today.
Members of all the German par
ties, including the German national
ists and the communists, visited the
headquarters of the commission yes
terday,' the dispatches state, and
were assured by General Lerond,
head of the commission, that no
negotiations with the Polish .insur
rectionists had taken place as had
been reported. He added that he
had asked for military reinforce
ments and would be glad to see
British and Italian troops sent to
Cousin of Murdered
.. Chicago, .May 13. Paul Labripla,
cousin of the man of the same name
who was shot and killed on March 8,
in the political warfare of the Nine
teenth ward in Chicago, was arrest
ed late last night in conection with
the shooting of Anthony D'Andrea,
on Wednesday morning, one of the
Nineteenth ward's political leaders.
D'Andrea died at a hospital Thurs
day of his wounds. -
Labriola is said to have come
to Chicago within the past few days
from Albuquerque, N. M. He told
police he was merely on a visit.
The print of a hand on the newly
decorated wall on the ground floor
flat on D'Andrea's apartment is the
chief clue police have obtained. The
print of Labriola's hand, with one
finger cut off, is said by police to
be similar to that on the wall.
D'Andrea's slayer fired through
the window of the, vacant ground
floor flat with a sawed-off shot .gun,
leaving the weapon in the rear of the
building. . .
American Academy Opens
Meeting in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa., May 13. The
place of the United States in a world
organization for the maintenance of
peace was the general topic bctore
the 25th annual meeting of the
American academy of political and
social science, which opened here to
. John Bassett Moore,' -an authority
on international law, dealing with the
Monroe doctrine said, "that non-interference
in European politics was
and has continued to be. its source,
inspiration and justification" and
that the title cannot . be applied to
policies involving world politics with
out "a fanciful play upon words and ;
uie enure loss or us actual anu dis
Legion Organizer Stabbed.
Pocatcllo, Idaho, May 13. Arthur
Fay, state, organizer for the Amer
ican Legion, was stabbed in the left
shoulder here early today, the knife,
aimed for his heart, being diverted
by Fay's arm.' Late today two men
had been arrested by the police as
suspects, but their names were not
divulged. Fay came here! recently
from Boise to take charge of. an ad
vertising campaign in behalf of a
legion membership drive '
would have been Urrific.
Des Moines Is
Of Rail Lines
Seizure of Property Bought on
Installment Plan is Au
thorized by Court
Des Moines, la., May 13. (Special
Telegram.) Des Moines faces a
complete 'tieup in street car traffic.
Equipment purchased on the install
ment plaa by the Des Moines city
railway company in '1917 will be
taken away from the company by
the General Electric company of
Schenectady, N. Y. ,
Judge Martin Wade issued an or
der in federal court Friday giving
the electric company the right to
seize equipment not paid for. This
seizure, scheduled to start immedi
ately, will mean that the car com
pany cannot distribute power to out
lying districts and cannot operate
cars except near. the power house or
A confession of judgment of . a
claim of $68,466.74 and interest was
fileol by the General Electric com
pany for equipment furnished' the
railway company since January 10,
1917. Charles T. Maxwell, receiver
for the railway company, is in Chi
cago presumably 'for the purpose of
conferring with the Harris interests
regarding , the- seizure. The ' Harris
interests control the railway com
pany by virtue-of their interest as
Physicians Deny They fiver
Prescribe Beer as Tonic
Washington, May 13. Dr. How
ard A. Kelly, a' surgeon of Johns
Hopkins hospital, and Dr. James M.
H. Rowland, professor at the Uni
versity of Maryland, testified today
before the house judiciary committee
that they never had prescribed beer
and had never 'seen it used as a
medicine, . , -
Representative. Chandler, repub
lican, New York, asked whether beer
was not responsible for the , "mag
nificent stature" and long life of the
German people, who drink beer all
of their lives.
"I do not. know anything con
cerning the longevity of the race,"
Dr. Rowland said. "I am an ob-
istctrician .and I work at, the front
r . . . r r - w .a
ena oi me. .,i ao Know tnst beer or
any fluid containing alcohol is bad
for babies." ...
Mother Is Acicdcntally
Shot by Gun of Young Son
Grangeville, Idaho, May 13. Mrs.
Mary Rossiter, 51, was accidentally
shot and killed by her young son
here today. The boy had returned
from a hunting trip and had laid his
gun on the bed. Upon- picking it up
it was discharged, the bullet striking
his mother, in the side and driving a
piece of corset steel into her lungs.
The coroner stated that an inquest
would not be necessary.
Fair and continued cold Saturday.
5 a. m.
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7 a. m.
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10 a. m.
11 a. m,
1 p. in.
2 p. in.
3 p. m.
4 p. m.
6 p. m.
H p. ni.
7 p. m.
I p. tn.
Pit to Close
Board of Trade Likely to Sus
pend if Tincher Measure
Becomes Law, Presi
dent Declares. t
Passes House 269 to 69
1 By The AMoclattd Frma.
Washington, May 13. The Tin
cher bill to regulate dealings in
grain futures was passed today by
the house and sent to the senate.
The vote was 2o9 to 69.
The measure is designed to abol
ish the practice in grain markets of
"puts" and "calls," "ups" and
"downs" and "indemnities" by levy
ing a tax of 20 cents a bushel on suc'.i
transactions. A similar tax is pro
vided on contracts for future deliv
ery, made outside of "contract mar
kets" to he designated by the sec
retary of agriculture, except when
the seller is the actual possessor of
Grain Pit May Close.
Chicago. May 13. The Chicago
Board of Trade, the world's greatest
grain market, may withdraw from
business if the Tincher bill to reg
ulate dealings in grain futures, which
was fiassed todav bv the lower house
of congress, becomes a law, Joseph
P. Griftin, president of the board,
declared in a statement tonight.
"While I do not speak with au
thority for any exchange excepting
the Chicago Board of Trade," the
statement said, "It h my deliberate
judgment that the grain exchanges
of the country will voluntarily with
draw from business and close their
market places rather than submit to
the intolerable, unfair and arbitrary
features of this bill. The exchanges
do not protest regulation, and if there
be of evil in their business, they
have no objection to legislation i(
they themselves fail to eradicate such
Favored by Farmers.
i lie l metier Din, as originally
drafted, .met with the approval ol
representatives of the farmers, mil
lers, country and terminal grain
dealers and the grain exchanges of
the United States. This favorable
expression was predicated upon the
theory that the bill, would be pre
sented to congress with . certain
amendments which were accepted by
the author of the bill, as well as the
house agricultural committee.
"Following open hearings, the sec
retary of agriculture prevailed upon
the committee to redraft the pending
bill so as to delegate to the secretary
of agriculture arbitrary powers
without parallel in the history of
legislation in this country. With
this bureaucratic and undemocratic
principle of government added to the
bill, it was presented to the lower
branch of. congress and, according
to presi reports, the members of that
body were advised that the bill, as
presented, had received my approval
as yell as that of other interests
"The incorporation of these ob
jectionable features in the bill is but
' (Turn to Tux Two, Column Two.)
On Immigration Bill
Adopted by Congress
Washington, May 13. The con
ference report on the emergency
immigration restriction bill wa( ,
adopted by the senate and house an
the measure now will go to President
Harding for his approval. .' '
The vote was 277 to 33. As modk
fied in conference the bill would g
into effect 15 days after it is signed "
by the president and from that time
until' July 1, 1922. the number of
aliens admitted to the United States ,
would be limited to 3 per cent of the
nationals of each country here in
No opposition to the conference
agreement developed in the senate '
where Senator Reed, democrat, Mis
souri, cast the only vote against th$
bill recently upon its passage. Chain, .
man Colt of the senate immigratiotj
committee and other members ex
plained the conference report, statinj
that the house had agreed to eliminax
tion of provisions designed to admit
religious refugees. '
British Military Mission
Has Arrived at Chita
Riga, May 13. The arrival of a
British military mission at Chita,
capital of the Far Eastern Republic
of Siberia, is reported in a Moscow
dispatch to the Letvian Telegraph
agency, which adds that recognition ,
of the Chita government by the
powers is imminent.
In connection with the Far Eastern-
situation, a Reval dispatch re
ports that the prince of Oldenburg
is organizing new forces in Siberia
"to join General Semenoff and
Japan against the bolsheviki."
Fifty Rioters Are Killed V
In Michoacan Disorders
Mexico City, May 13. (By Th
Associated Press.) Fifty persons
were killed and a score wounded last
night in AiorelM, capital ot the state
of Michoacan. says reports to the
Excelsior, early this morning, when
police, aided by unsolicited help
trom radicals, charged a large group
of Catholics. The latter ' were
demonstrating against alleged dese
cration of their churches last Sunday
Grand Secretary of I. O. 0. F.
Dies at His Baltimore Home
Baiting-, Md., May 13. John
Benjamin Goodwin, 71, who for 16
years had been grand secretary of
the sovereign 'grand lodgc I. O. O.
F died today' of Bright's disease at
his home here. Mr. Goodwin for 31
years was a lawyer in Atlanta and
twice mayor of that citj
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