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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 287.
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Leaders Agree to Support
President to Cajl Dig.
Change Giuses Surprise
By Th Auociatetl Trtu.
Washington, May J 7. Senator
' Borah of Idaho, and those, asso
ciated with him in the senate on
questions of naval policy, virtually
Avon their fight todav for incorpora
tion in the $500,000,000 naval appro
priation bill of the Borah amend
ment requesting the president to
ca'.l a naval disarmament conference
of the United States, Great Britain
Scnat6r Ponidexter, republican,
Washington, in charge of the bill,
and other administration leaders sud
denly came to the support of the
amendment and leaders generally
joined in predictions of its adoption.
Although Senator Poindexter and
other republican leaders said they
had not heard further from Presi
dent Harding, there were reports
that he had been in communication
with republican leaders.
To Vote for Amendment
Both in senate debate and in a
statement to the press, Senator
Poindexter announced his intention
to vote tor tiie Borah amendment
and also to withhold a parliamentary
ocmt of order against it, which
would have required a two-thirds
vote for its adoption. Senator
Lodge, the republican leader, said
he would vote for the amendment
and that he expected general repub
lican support for it.
The change occasioned consider
able surprise. After a conterence
with the nresident. Senator Pom
dexter announced recently that the
president preferred not to have the
Borah amendment adopted. '
No' progress was made today on
the bill. Senators King, democrat,
Utah, and La Follette, republican,
Wisconsin, again spoke in criticism
of the appropriation program, but to
morrow it was expected that the sen
ate would get down to disposition of
Cost Estimates Too High.
Senator Poindexter, acting chair
man of the naval committee, said op
ponents, of the bill were "using fig
ures recklessly," in estimating naval
COStS. . ' '
"On my own responsibility," he
said, "I can state that the cost of
completing the 1916 construction
program will not . exceed $500,-
A1And ! lay.T Se'iUtor iyhig re
plied, "that when this fleet ha3 been
completed, equipped and manned,
when the new docks and the new
yards to care for it have been pro
vided, it will cost $1,500,000,000, and
the ships will be obsolescent if not
obsolete when they are completed."
"I can't let that go unchallenged,"
said Senator Poindexter. "The
models of the ships we have now
laid down were fixed in the light of
the experience in the world war."
Einstein Theory Bobs
Up in Congress Debate
Washington, May 17. The Ein
stein theory bobbed up in the house
vtstcrday when Representative
Kindred, democrat, New York, asked
vnaninious consent to extend his re-n.-.rks
in the Congressional Record
on Hie "nonpolitical subject of rela
tivity." Reserving the right to object,
Jtcprescntative , Walsh, republican.
Massachusetts, asked Mr. Kindred
if he expected to get the subject in
such shape that the theory could be
"I have been laboring with this
theory fo three weeks." replied the
New York member, "and am be
ginning to see some light."
Lieutenant Colonel Held
For Assault on Stable Boy
Washington, May 17. Lieut. Col.
J. E. Shelley, army quartermaster
corps, was held in arrest by military
authorities today following the
shooting and serious wounding of
Richard Christmas, a negro hostler
at the War department stables. The
police said Colonel Shelley had re
primanded the. negro at the remount
station last week for his treatment
ol a horse. '
When the colonel went to the
stables again today he again en
countered the negro, and a fight fol
lowed, it was said, during which
Colonel Shelley drew his pistol and
Eastman Kodak Company
Made $18,566,210 in 1920
Rochester, N. Y., May 19. The
annual report of the Eastman Kodak
company of New Jersey and sub
sidiary companies, issued today,
shows net profits for 1920 of $18,566,
219.92, the largest in the company's
history. ) Of this amount $7,865,840
was distributed in dividends on com
mon stock, $369,942 in dividends of
preferred stock and $10;330.428.92
added to the company's surplus.
President Harding Opens '
California Orange Show
Washington. May 17. From his
desk in the White House, President
Harding today opened by telephone
the first ahnual California orange
grove show at Anaheim, Cal. The
president spoke a few words of greet
ing to the show officials at the other
end of the wire and wished the en
' '.erprise success.
. Forty Killed in Riots
During Italian Election
Rome. May 17. According to fig
ures published by the newspaper 11
Paesc. 40 persons were killed in con
tacts between factions on
day, last Suud0'-
Comedian Covers "Inauguration"
Cressy Invades Council Meeting
Kditnr'a Notm Will M. Cmir. head'
ISnr at tbo Orpheum Mil neck, avora
anal next to Mine aa actor na woniu
rather bf a newapapor reporter, Ha al
tftnilMt ih organization of ilia new city
council jeatcrdaj morning and wrote hit
Impresaiona for The Bee, thinking that
aomeday, perhaps, he may g-et Into the
By WILL CRESSY.
One' out aftn
One'a In agin
Ona'a Just plain Ed. Smith acin.
I was a little bit uneasy there one
while. As we were walking up to
the city hall I aske.d what all that
new stonework around the doors and
windows on the court house opposite
"Oh, that is where the fire was."
"When the mob set the building
"What did they set the building
a tire torr
"Trying to get some crooks out
"Oh, yes, well er do you do that
every time the administration
Say It With Flowers.
But then they explained to me that
the county jail was on the upper
story of the building. I think that
is a fine idea. Also a fine alibi.
Upon arrival at the city hall
thought I had made another mistake
and got into a flower store. The
room looked just as I would like to
have , the stage of the Orpheum
theater look when we tret through
our act. kvervbodv nad them, from
Jim Dahlman up or down, accord-
mg it your political ueiieis.
Kight in the center of the group
was aFlarge bank, of roses with what
appeared from where we stood a
large and shiny egg right in the
center. But pretty soon the eerg
stood up and I discovered that it was
The Chain Gang.
Just a. little back of him stood
two enormous horseshoes, probably
intended as luck tokens; although
I don't see just what he needs of
luck now. He has already had it.
Another puzzling emblem was a
huge floral chain f seven links. I
thought at first it was something
sent in by some defeated candidate
and intended to be emblematical of
The chain gang. But my guide
informed ine that it had an entirely
different meaning. Something about
Pass on Sanity of
Strang Story of American
Woman HeW PflfSner in
Italy Revealed in New
' York Court.
New York, May 17. The ap
pointment of a commission yester
day to pass on the sanity of Miss
Anna Wright, daughter of the
Countess Leta Del Sera of Florence,
Italy, revealed iacts increasing the
wealth and mental condition of the
young woman who has become an
international figure. She was de
scribed last August in cable dis
patches from Italy as ' a "young
American heiress said to be worth
$60,000,000, held prisoner in an up
per apartment of the Villa Bragiotti.
sometimes bound with thongs and
never allowed to receive visitors
even from her household nor per
mitted to stir from her locked and
grated abode for exercise in the
spacious wooded grounds around
the villa." .. ,
Mob Ready to Storm House. -
The dispatches to various Amer
ican newspapers stated that the Ital
ian press had published reports that
mobs had stormed the villa and were
ready to rush the house of the Count
Del Sera and carry off the young
woman, when a government official
appeased them by obtaining permis
sion from the family for a deputa
tion to visit the young woman and
inspect her quarters.
The Italian newspaper stated that
the countess, who was Mrs. Eben
Wright, and is about 60 years old,
had brought about her daughter's in
sanity by' her marriage to Count
Emilio Del Sera. 39, in London in
1913. It was stated that to persons
who paused . underneath the iron
barred windows of the room where
the young woman Was, imprisoned
she asserted the real reason for five
years' captivity, was the determina
tion of her mother and stepfather
that her fortune should not elude
them by a contemplated marriage.
The young woman was said to have
pleaded to be permitted to rejoin
her sister, Mrs. Pyne, in New York.
In Supreme Court
The Dql Seras and Miss Wright
left Italy so quietly that nothing was
known of it, and Count Del Sera and
Miss Wright's mother are now at
the Ritz Carlton. The case was
brought into the supreme court to
day by the countess. The countess
said that for some time Miss Wright
had been in the Blythewood sanitar
ium at Greenwich. Her only other
near relatives is her sister, Mrs. Lela
C. Pyne, 36 East Thirty-sixth, wife
of Grafton , H. Plrne, of Post &
Flagg. James D. Pell, broker, is
The Countess Del Sera said that
before her daughter went ' to the
sanitarium she lived at 10 West Sixty-third
street. She has property
worth $215,000, her mother said, and
in addition has an income of $12,000
a year. - -
Retail Prices Lower
Washngtcn, Mty 1 7. .a riwHu oa(
2.7 per cent in retail food costs of
the average family for April, as com
pared with March, was reported by
the Labor department. On prices
of 43 articles from 51 cities, 31
showed a drop, 10 an increase and
two no change. For the year to
April 15. a combined drop pt 28 per
cent was icported. I
seven of the candidates sticking to
gether through everything.
Of course, a stranger dropping in
that way at the climax, as it were, of
the battle and seeing only the sur
vivors, can not form very much of
an idea about anything. So
I should not want anyone to change
any opinions formed from previously
gained knowledge on account of
anything I say about them. But it
struck me that they were pretty
good, reliable appearing lot of men.
Good Looun van.
Of course, Dan Butler was the best
looking man. And Henry Dunn the
best speaker. (In fact, I think Henry
would be about the only one who
could get a job from Billie Byrne at
the Oroheum as a monologist.)
Joe Hummel, I remember from
years gone by; and I was glad to
see that he had the courage ot his
convictions and voted for himself,
' Joseph Koutsky assured us that
m his capacity as public improve
ment commissioner he should see
that we got all the improvements we
were willing to pay for. His state
ment seemed to make a hit for he
was immediately presented with
floral baby carriage; and in his
speech of thanks he stated that he
should do his best to fill his posi
"I'm Fer Him."
But, of course, being a bottle-
scarred warrior of the A. E. F. in
France, (vtn rouge 254 per cent) my
greatest interest- and most sincere
good wishes went to our ex-service
man, John Hopkins, for street com
While my personal services in
France were "back of the lines," but
not as far back as I could have de
sired at times. I was near enough to
the jamboree to know that any man
who was up there, and got out of it
alive, deserves all, and more, than
any city can give him. And any man
whoh as gone through that hell over
there, who has approached as near
to the hereafter, who has gone down
into the Valley of Dcth, and come
back again, is never goinir very far
wrong in this life.
And so, while I can truthfully wis.i
the very best of luck and success to
the whole new outfit, I can go just
little bit stronger than that to a
Buddie." John Smith. A. E. F.
Street Commissioner, Omaha, Neb.
U. S. A.
Charges Preferred as Regult of
Their Participation iff Radi
cal Invasion of Chamber
Mexico City, May 12. Frank Sea
man, alleged to be another American
agitator; another . American whose
name was not announced; two Span
iards and four other foreigners, were
ordered expelled from Mexico last
night on the ground that they were
"pernicious foreigners." This charge
was preferred against them under the
provisions of article 33 of the Mex
ican constitution and was a result
of the participation of the four men
in the radical invasion of the Cham
ber of Deputies last week.
Demonstrations in government
buildings and in churches have been
forbidden in an order issued by
Members of the liberal-constitutional
party in the Chamber of
Deputies planned to propose ousting
of several radicals yesterday but ab
sence of a quorum deferred action
until the chamber assembled tomor
row. Hold Secret Caucus.
Early yesterday afternoon the
liberal-constitutionalists held a se
cret caucus at which they discussed
the program to be followed. They
gave particular attention to a letter
they purpose to send to President
Obregon asking his support in their
efforts to impeach Philip E. Caritlo,
Antonio Diaz Sciotay Gama, radi
cal deputies charged with leading
last week's invasion of the chamber
by bolsheviki. They also hope- to
secure the resignations of CelestinO
Gasca, governor of the federal dis
trict; Senor Morons, a labor leader,
and Inspector of Police Reygadas.
Gendarmes guarded every entrance
to the chamber yesterday and per
sons entering the bunding were
searched for arms.
Socialists have planned a demon
stration upon the arrival from More
lia of the body of Isaac Arriaga, a
radical leader, who was killed during
the rioting there last Thursday.
Sweeping orders were issued last
night by President Obregon to the
federal prosecuting attorney, the su
preme court and the department of
interior to investigate the Morelia
affair and the invasion of the Cham
ber of Deputies by radicals.- Fed
eral officers were directed to use
every means at their command to
ascertain the cause of the Catholic
socialist clash at. Morelia, which was
described in the president s order as
an "act of intemperance and intoler
ance." , '
Two Shoe Manufactures
Boston. May 17. The merger of
the International Shoe company of
St. Louis, and the W. H. McElwain
company of this city, shoe manu
facturers, was announced today. It
brings together companies whose
combined sales aggregated $130,000,-
000 last year.
Missouri Labor Banquet Is
Off; No Union Hotel Found
Sf. Tnpnh Mo.. Mav 17. Because
none of the hotels of St. Joseph rec
ognize the Cooks and Waiters union,
the banquet of the Missouri Federa
tion of Labor, scheduled for tonight,
Las been called off, .
Murderer of Minatare Editor
Appears Before Parole
Board; Katleman and
Neal Slated for Release.
Bankers Plead for Green
Lincoln, May 17. (Special Tele
gram.) For the third time Ernest
Kennison, 53, appeared today before
a Nebraska governor asking for
cither a pardon or parole, following
his self-confessed murder of Sam
Cox, a Minafare (Neb.) newspaper
man, in the early days.
Testimony at the hearing before
the state board of pardons and
paroles showed that Kennison is the
oldest prisoner in the state peniten
tiary in point of service. He entered
the prison in 1906 and in the evem
his application for a parole is re
fused, he has three more years to
Kennison, at the time of the mur
der, owned a hotel at Minatare and
was anxious to nave the town vote
a license to permit him to operate
a saloon. Cox, one of the pioneer
Nebraska editors to advocate prohi
bition, was bitterly opposed to the
proposed license. Cox and Kenni
son met on the street one morning,
Thev had an argument and then
a fist fight which ended when Kenni
son drew a revolver and snot tox
to death. Testimony this morning
by Kennison's friends indicated he
was a law-abiding citizen except
when under the influence of liquor.
Liquor took anactive part m the
downfall of Martin Cunningham,
another applicant for a parole before
the board. Cunningham, who lived
in Omaha, pleaded guilty to high
way robbery. He told the board that
he was drunk when Lyman Larson
and T. T. Murohv met him at Six-,
teenth and Dodge streets, proposed
hiring a drive it yourself car and
doing a few hold-up jobs. For three
nights the trio held up Omaha citi
zens and then were caught.
Cunningham served in ' France.
His commanding officer, in a letter
to the board, attested to his good
Forged Two Checks.
The deadly German gas forced
Earl D. Edwards of Arlington, Neb.,
into the open air to save his health.
He turned to selling farm papers,
found it a ooor job and forged two
checks at Nebraska City which he
didn't' cash. He has many , friends
Who wrote asking that he be given
another opportunity ; Edwards is a
telepgraph operator by trade, nut
while serving with the A. E. F. in
France was overcome by gas and
found upon his return to the United
Mates he . coumn t woric maoors, ii
firmer livintr near Arlington has of
fered to give him healthful outdoor
Neal and Kattleman.
Paroles will be granted to "Red''
Neal and Morris Katleman in a
,hot time, according to indications
today at the hearing before the state
(Turn to Paita Two. Column One.)
Of Trial of Prison
Guard Slayer Granted
Lincoln, May 17.-r(Special.) The
Lancaste county district couri
granted another continuance today in
the trial of James King, negro con
vict, who murdered W. L. Taylor,
euard. last week. The trial under
the new schedule will be held May 31.
An attorney appointed by the state
has taken two alienists to the peni
tentiary to examine King with a view
of determining his sanity. It Is ex
pected that insanity will be his plea
when he anDears for trial. Upon
learning of the granting of another
continuance m the trial ot the negro,
Warden Fenton issued the following
"If the law doesn't act promptly
and see to it that proper justice is
carried our speedily it is going to
be impossible to control prisoners,
because if the prisoners learn, that
endless delay and maybe ultimate
escape is possible, there is danger
ahead for the, handful of guards
watching more than 600 desperate
President to Confer on
Peace Plan Next Thursday
Washington. May 17. President
Harding will confer at the White
House Thursday with Chairman
Porter of the house foreign affairs
committee on the peace resolution
situation in the house. Mr. Porter
said no action would be taken by his
committee until after the conterence.
A number of republican leaders in
the house expressed the opinion that
the house would take up the peace
resolution this week.
Steamer Breaks Record
San Francisco, May 17. The ship
ping board freight and passenger
steamer, Golden State, which ar
rived today, broke the record for the
run from Yokohama to Honolulu
bv making the trip in eight days,
nine hours and 36 minutes. The dis
tance between Honolulu and San
Francisco was run in four days and
22 hours, or 18 hours more than
the record held by the army trans
port, Great Northern. . .
Kansas Students Charged .
With Vanilla Extract Jags
Kansts City, May 17. Charges
that a group of Kansas university
students at the Y. M. C A. in Law
rence, Kan., are in the habit of going
on "vanilla extract drunks" and that
last Saturday nieht they stole his
hat, were contained in a letter received
by L. s. Harvey, assistant united
States attorney in Kansas City, Kan.,
from J. II. White, of Lawjjncs.
How a Striker Must Feel When He Discovers He Has
Been Betrayed By His Leader
1 ' 1 - 1 .
f" AND HERE WEVe-N. "
I Been skimping along
Vgi5V FOR WEEKS ON ALMOST ,
V ' NOTHING, WHILE THOSE )
4 CROOKS ACE GETTING ' '
Revolt May Follow
If United States
Many Tribes Still in Primitive
State Woods-Forbes Mis
6ion Find's Little Prog
. ress in Education.
By PHILIP1 KINSLEY.
Chicago Tribune Cable, Copyright, 1931.
Baguio, May 17. Prominent Fili
pinos here told the Wood-Forbes
mission that if the United States
frees -the islands there may be an
uprising in this district as well as
in the other mountain provinces. The
tribes hereabouts are pagan, there
being hatchet men and scalp hunt
ers who are about as primitive as
the American Indians "were.
The Igorrotfs in this province still
engage in tribal warfare, worship
spirits, wear no clothing and live m
tiny huts , in remote valleys. The
mission found 1,000 of them in town,
doing their weekly marketing and
bartering dogs, pigs ana chickens.
The men are fine bronze specimens,
naked exceot for a string tied about
their waist. The women wear short
stripped skirts and may be seen
carrying immense burdens on their
The mission found that, education
had not made much progress. In
a population of about 34,000, about
5 per cent of the children attended
school where the rudiments are
taught 'by American and Filipino
Schooling Waste of Time.
The parents object to the children
going to school, as they consider it
a waste o time. The girls are con
tracted for marriage early and the
Tun to Tare Two. Column Two.)
Sun Spots Continue
For Three Years Is Report
Washington, May 17. Sun spots
do not control terrestrial weather,
but are more or. less related to auro
ras,' earth currents and terrestrial
magnetism,-according to the United
States weather bureau.- .
The statement said a time of mini
mum sun-spottedness is just begin
ning and will continue from one to
three years and the present spot is
only one of a number of outbursts
which may be. expected during that
period. The public need feel no con
cern regarding their effect on the
earth's weather, it was added.
Briand Presides at Meet
Of the French Cabinet
Paris, May 17. (By , The As
sociated Press. The French cabi
net met today under the presidency
of Pieinier Briand to consider the
foreign political situation.
The nomination ot senator thanes
Jonnart, formerly allied high com
missioner in Athens and later ex
traordinary ambassador to the Vati
can as French ambassador to .the
noiy see, was suDmiuea y ivi.
Briand to the ministry.
Mutilated Body of Bride
Found by Searching Party
Florence. Ala.. Mav 17. The muti
lated body of Mrs.- Myrtle Williams
Seay, a bride, aged 20, was found by
a searching party last night on a
hillside at Stewarts Springs, near
here. . F. ' W. Seay, the . husband,
with whom she left the home of her
father last night, is missing, accord
ing to the police. The woman's
head had been crushed with a stone
and an attempt had been made t
! burn the body, police said.
Copyright: mil By The Chicwo Tribune.)
Miners To Join
In New Wage Plans
Anthracite Workers to ' Co
Operate With Soft Coal
Employes in Negotiations.
New York, May 17. The anthra
cite mine 'workers will join forces
with the bituminous miners in for
mulating policies to, govern the ne
gotiations of new wage agreements
with the coal operators, to take the.
place of the contracts which expire
May 31, 1922.
This action, which will consoli
date the ranks of the 500,000 or
ganized miners, was decided on at a
conference between international of
ficers of the United Mine Workers
of America and the presidents and in
ternational board members of tha
three union districts comprising (the
anthracite coal regions.
The conference decided that the
anthracite tri-district convention,
which is usually held in August, to
draw up" new wage demands should'
be postponed! until atter the inter
national convention oi the unuea
Mine Workers at Indianapolis, Sep
tember, 20. .
John L. Lewis, international pres
ident of the United Mine Workers,
explained that under this arrange
menf, the Indianapolis convention
would frame policies that would gov
ern both factions of miners in their
wage negotiations. He said a date
would, be fixed after the convention
for the tri-district meeting.
Rowboat of Missing Tug
Found Off Lower California
San f Diego, Cal., 'May 17. News
of the finding adrift of a rowboat
belonging to the missing navy tug
Conestoga was wirlessed here by
Captain Sohst of the steamship Sen
ator of the Admiral line.
The. rowboat, according to the ra
dio received at the. North Island
navy air station; .was found drifting
off the coast of Lower California
The boat was marked with the let
ter "C" and bore the iiumber 3533.
The Conestoga sailed from Mare
Island for Hawaii on-March 27 and
tincc that time nothing has been
heard from the tug, which " carried
a crew of 30 men. i
Two Million Farmers Will
Vote on Proposed Laws
St.' Paul. May 17. A referendum
covering 15 questions of an agricut
tural nature now pending considera
tion5 in congress -will be voted upon
by , approximately 2,000,000 farmers;
it was announced' today.. The. call
for the national referendum was is
sued today by the American Farm
Bureau federation. -'
Senate Is Asked to Free
Charitable Trust Funds
Washineton. May 17. The senate
finance committee was asked today
bv Tames R. Garfield of Cleveland
to exempt from federal taxation in
comes from scientific, charitable,' re
ligous and educational trust funds.
He also asked legislation which
would free bequests to such founda
tions from estate taxes.
Will Break Precedents
Havana. Cuba. Mav 17. Dr. Al
fred Zayas will break several pre
cedents when he takes the oath as
president of Cuba on Friday. . He
will take the oath at noon in plain
view of the public on an open bal
cony of the national palace. The
same night he' will deliver an ad
dress in the National theater ex
plaining his policies.
Is Surprised at
Official Statement Says
Would Have Been Warrant
" ed in Naming Everyone
Who Failed to Answer.
Washington May 17. Hie War
department issued a statement today
expressing surprise at the "constant
fire of drastic criticism" which fol
lowed its action in publishing lists
: of deserters from the urait, as shown
by the- department's records. De
spite the urgenty of "patriotic socie-
.f , .1. r 1. - J I
lies ana me relatives oi men who uiu
their full duty and who. in many
cases gave up their lives in the serv
ice that the slacker lists be given
tut," the statement said, "it is now
insisted that the lists should never
have been published at all until the
department was absolutely convinced
that there appeared thereon the name
of no man who actually rendered
either' military or navaf service dur
ing the world war."
"As a matter of fact," it continued,
"the War department would have
been entirely warranted in including
in the published lists of men charged
with desertion from the draft the
name of every rgistrant who failed
to report for military service at the
time and place1 specified in the notice
sent to him by his local board wheth
er or not he subsequently served
honorably in thearmy, navy or ma
rine corps of the United States or
military forces of the allied powers."
The department undertook gratui
tously to check and recheck the rec
ords of the 489,000 men originally
carried on the draft deserters' list
and reduced the list to approximately
155,000 names, .the statement said,
and thus far but four cases have offi
cially developed where names of men
were wrongfully carried on the list.
Marine Lieutenant Faces v
Trial on Desertion Charge
New York, May 17. Court-martial
proceedings against Lieut L. H.
Robb of the marine corps, charged
with desertion and breaking arrest,
were entered today at the Brooklyn
Robb, while under arrest after his
trial on charges of embezzling $2,000,
deserted a receiving ship in Brook
lyn last February, it was charged.
He was captured aboard a steamer
on which he had shipped. The rec
ord was sent to the Navy depart
ment in Washington.
Price Cuts Are Announced
By Oil Purchasing' Agencies
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 17. Prices
of some grades of crude oil were re
duced from 15 to 25 cents a barrel,
the principal oit purchasing agencies
the new prices are:
Corning $2. a 15-cent reduction.
Cabelle $1.91, a 25-cent reduction.
Somerset $1.70, a 25-cent reduc
Somerset light $1.95, a 25-cent re
duction. The Weather
Probably showers Wednesday;
not much change in temperature.
5 a. m
7 a. m.
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
S p. m.
4 p. m.
National Wage Commission
Says Claims for Downward
Readjustment Is Borne
Out by Evidence.
Final Decision on June I!
By The AuocUt i Praw.
Chicago, May 17. The United
States railroad labor board an
nounced late today it had decided
"prevailing conditions justify to
some extent, yet to be determined,
a readjustment downward of the
wages of the employes of the car
riers which are parties to the dis
putes already heard by the board."
The announcement which affectj
common labor on practically every
railway in the country, was entirely
unexpected, as the board only began
formal consideration of the case yes
terday, following the filing by B. M.
Jewell, president of the Railway Em
ploye's department of the American
Federation of Labor, of the final ar
guments of the employes against any
reductions. The railroads had
closed thtir case on May 7.
The amiouncement further de
clared thit the board would hand
down its final decision in all wagu
disputes docketed prior to April 18,
on June 1. to be effective on July 1.
Disputes' filed since April 18 will be
heard on June 6, "it being the pur- :
pose of the board to make its deci
sion of the disputes heard June 6 ef
fective on July 1."
Text of Announcement.
The board's announcement fol
lows: "Whereas, Under date of April 6,
1921, the railroad labor board
adopted a' resolution which recited,
among other things, that, in the
judgment of the board, it is desirable .
to hear at one time and decide in
one decision, so far as may be possi- '
ble, the question as to what may
constitute just and reasonable wages
for all classes of employes of car
riers parties to decision No. 2, as to
whose wages there may be disputes;
"Whereas, The board has now
heard the evidence and arguments
of both parties to all such disputes
which were filed and docketed prior
to April 18, 1921, but since said date
a large number of applications for
decision on similar disputes have
been filed and there are reasonable
grounds to believe still another such
applications are about to be filed;
Decision June 1.
"Whereas, , The railroad labor
board has, by formal resolution, de
clared that in its judgment, based
on the evidence before it in the dis
putes already heard, prevailing con
ditions justify to some extent, yet ,
to be determined, a readjustment
downward of the wages of the em
flloyes of the carriers are par
ties' to the disputes already heard;
therefore be it resolved, -
"That this board will on June 1,
1921, announce its decision, covering
disputes as to wages between car-
(Tnra to Fir Two, Column Tiro.)
Polish Revolt Tension .
Said to Have Passed
Paris, May 17. President Mille
rand conferred on the upper Silesian
question with King Albert of Bel-'
gium and members of the French'
and Belgian ministries yesterday,
says the Matin. The attitude Be!-,,
gium and France would take in case
Germany would send troops into up
per Silesia without authorizatioi
from the allies was discussed, th
newspaper asserts, and a compleK
agreement was reached.
London, May 17. Tension ovet
the Polish revolt in Silesia seemed
here today to have. passed. Ex
change of yiews on the subject has
been proceeding between London
and Paris and there seemed to be
confidence that Prime Minister
Lloyd George and Premier Briand
would reach an understanding when .
they meet. It appeared probabla
that the two premiers would hold a
conference early next week. '
Aged Woman Faces Murder
Charge After Abduction
Detroit. Max 17. Mrs. Elizabeth
Lewen, 58, held at the Women's De
tention home since Saturday on a
charge of abducting Max Ernest, 6
years old. taced a charge of murder
today following the finding last night
of the boy's body. The lad had been
strangled and the body thrown into
a marsh on the east side, where two
boys found it while picking dande- '
When taken to the morgue last '
night Mrs. Lewen declared she did '
not recognize the boy. Her arrest
was asked by Frank E. Ernest, the
child's father, who told authorities he
believed she might have kidnaped his
boy to avenge a fancied wrong in
recent business dealings.
Slav Caniddates Fail to
Secure Seats in Chamber
Rome, May 17. Newspaper dis
patches declare thatSlav candidates
for the Italian Chamber of Depu
ties were defeated at Trieste, where
three nationalists and one communist
were elected on Sunday. The na
tionalists have won a majority of the
seats' from Turin, it is stated in ad
vices received here.
Czecho-SIovak Lefts Vote
To Join Internationale
Prague, May 17. The congress of
the Czecho-Slovakia social democrats'
of the left has voted to join the third
international of Moscow, the ballot "
standing 562 to 72. The decision was
reached without reservation and the
wing of the party will adopt the tide
of communists. It claims to have
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