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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 289.
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OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1921.
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To Briand
Dies Down
Chamber Lxpecled to Give
JF rench Premier Large Vote
Of Confidence on For
eign Poliey.
Tardieu Opens Debate
Chlfit Tribune Cable, Copyright, ,J9Jt.
Paris, May 19. (By Wireless.)
Parliamentary experts this evening,
prophesied a big vote of confidence
in I'remier Briand when the premier
outlines his foreign policy, follow
ing M. Forgcot's interpretations, to
morrow. The expected hostile attitude in the
chamber ot deputies failed to mate
rialize this afternoon, it being lulled
into drowsiness by Andre .Trdicu's
long harangue, bristling with figures
wherein gold 'and paper francs and
mark? were intermingled so con
fusingly that M. Louchcur stopped
taking notes,' M. Briand nodded in
his seat, the deputies drowsed, and
the spectators in the galleries fanned
themselves and conversed on other
It was known that if M. Tardieu
opened the debate it would end in
M. Rriand's triumph, as Clemenccau's
lieutenant and forwr high commis
sioner to the United States is cor
dially disliked by his colleagues.
After the recess following M. Tar
dieu's spcach only a handful of dep
uties returned to listen to the Marquis
d Baudry Dason's speech and the
spectators, including" Miss Anne Mor
gan, Colonel House, Ambassador
Wallace. Lord Derby, Cecile Sore!,
and Elsie Janis, left the chamber.
Occupation in Doubt.
Cjuai d'Orsay announced today
that M. Briand has refused to tell
Prime Minister Lloyd , George
whether France will occupy the Ruhr
basin if German troops enter upper
Silesia before Monday. In the ab
sence of Lord Hardinge. the British
charge d'affaires, yesterday carried a.
message from Earl Curzon to M.
Bertholct at the foreign office re
minding the French government of
M. Millerand's promise at San Remo
last April, following the isolated
French occupation of Frankfort, that
thereafter no ally would take inde
pendent military measures against
.Great Britain demanded to know
whether France contemplated seiz
ing the Ruhr basin alone if German
reithswehr ..fought to; protect- Gf rr
man nationals against the Polish in
surgents. ' , . ,
M. Bertholet replied that lie could
not answer such a hypothetical
question offhand and when an
answer was insisted on he stated
that Premier Briand could not com
mit himself until the chamber gave
him a vote of confidence. ' He post
poned giving a reply until Monday.
It is expected the French will delay
again on Monday, promising a reply
at the meeting of the supreme coun-(Tm-n
to Fse Two. Column Two.)
Plans for Bombing
Experiments by Air
, : oemce tompietea
VW-Aington, May 19. Plans for
the ting of naval vessels by
srmf? ( navy aircraft were com
pleted at a conference of officials of
the Atlantic fleet, the Navy depart
ment and the army air service. The
experiments will be conducted off the
Virginia capes beginning June 21,
with the bombing of the former Ger
man submarine U-117, . and ending
July 20 with the destruction of the
former German, battleship Ostfies
land. ' '' " ' , , .
The radio-controlled battleship
Iowa will be used in the second test,
which will consist of searching out
the battleship and bombing her from
the air. - ;
The army will withdraw from this
phase of the operations all of its
land planes, using -only the seven
seaplanes it has obtained from the
Nary department and four airships
or blimps. ; " ' '.- ' ' '.
Name of ormer Lieutenant
Removed From Slacker List
Washington. May 10;T-The
name of William Claude Conger,
who registered for the draft m the
Fifth district of Denver, was offi
cially removed from the War depart
ment's list of alleged draft evaders.
,Conger served honorably in the army
during the -war arid w-as discharged
as a first lieutenant in 1919, the an
nouncement said.. His is the. fifth
name to be removed officially.
The failure to identify Conger's
draft record with his military service
record was due to the fact, the War
department said, that the address he
gave at his resignation differed from
that which he gave when be was
commissioned. !
Son-in-Law of Wilson
Rout a firms Prnwler
Cambridge. Mass., May 19.
Francis B. Sayre, son-in-law pf ex
President Wilson, w ho is an assistant
professor at Harvard university,
routed a burglar from his home
early today. , He was aroused by
the screams , of a maid who was
struck by the intruder when she dis
covered him in her room. Mr.
Sayre saw the man going down the
-backstairs and pursued him until he
escaped through a window.
Burgess-Nash Movies.
; "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."
of Arabian nights fame, will be
shown in a five-reel motion picture
Saturday morning m the auditorium
on the fifth floor of the new Burgess
Nash building, in a free show for
Omaha children. The show will
start at..9;30 a, m, "v. ""x
President Portrayed As
Real American By Harvey
Ambassador to Great Britain Pays Glowing Tribute
$ To Americans in Speech at Annual Dinner.
21 To Represent United States on Supreme
Council in Regard to Silesia.
By The Awo?!atri Prut.
London, May 19. The American
ambassador. George Harvey, in his
speech at the Tilgrims' dinner this
evening, announced he had just re
ceived instructions designating him
to represent the president on the
supreme council with regard to Si
lesia. Ambassador JIarvey. who was
making his first speech since pre
senting his credentials, declared
American soldiers came to Europe
in the war to save the United States
anrl not to save European states
opposed to Germany as some had
Mr. Harvey paid tribute to the
Pilgrims as the most distinctive link
in the jchain of blood relationship
between the British and American
peoples and one of the most potent
agencies of civilization.
'"Inevitably, you to the east of us,
derive your information respecting
our public opinion from the great
cities pn the Atlantic seaboard,' he
continued, "precisely as our friends
to the west take theirs from the
states on the Pacific. Inferences
thus drawn may be right or wrong,
but whether right or wrong, their
bases obviously are the subjest, of
sectional influences. The heart of
our republic lies in the great plain
which stretches from the Allcghen
ies to the Rockies."
It was from the hardy stock of
that region, he declared, that Amer
ica had drawn seven of its recent
chief executives, including President
Harding Typical American.
President Harding was portrayed
as "a typical, modern American, j
New Chief Orders
City Detectives to
"Clean Up Town"
"Stool Pigeons Must Go," Says
Dunn; Officers Start Work
15 Minutes After Word ,
Is Given.
' "Stool pigeons must go."
"Clean up the town."
These were the words of Police
Commissioner Dunn and Chief of
Police Dcrrtpsey yesterday afternoon
to the meeting of all the city detec
tives at Central police station fol
lowing the ratification this morning
of Dempsey's appointment as chief
by the city council.
Fifteen minutes after the meeting
Detectives Danbaum, Palmtag and
Pszanowski checked in with Is men
t.V'pn" in a raid on a negro pool hall
at Twenty-fourth and Franklin
streets, all of, them being charged
with gambling.
' Women Faint
All the emergency cars and pa
trols were ordered made ready for
extensive raids by the police heads
and the bells began clanging shortly
after the meeting. '
On the heels of Danbaum, Palmtag
and Pszanowski came other detec
tives with other prisoners, several oi
the women taken n raids on al
leged disorderly houses fainting as
they stepped from the patrol.
"Stool pigeons must go," said
Commissioner Dunn, in his talk to
the detectives. "And this petty jeal
ousy among you men must ..disap
pear. We've got to have discipline
and lots of it. Hit the ball. Pick
up every bootlegger, 'vag,' gambler
and the like you run across. . Bring
'em all in and let's look 'em over.
Clean tip the town."'
"Get Results." ,
Chief Dempsey spoke along simi
lar lines. ,
"I've been on the job long enough
to know what I'm talking about,"
he said. "Shoot straight with me and
I'll stand by you;-. I want every man
-in the department on his toes and
working. Stop this petty jealousy
stuff am get results."
The new city . commissioners
unanimously adopted yesterday a
resolution appointing Michael F.
Dempsey chief of police. Mr.
Dempsey was ousted by former
Police Commissioner Ringer. Mr.'
Dempsey immediately took the oath
of office and then went to his head
quarters in central police station. He
appointed; Miss Agnes Savage his
secretary.. ...
Police Commissioner Dunn de
clared he found the police department
in a demoralized condition. The
first step toward reorganizing it w as
taken at the council meeting yester
day whea Charles Walker, D. C.
Rich and F. H. Murphy were rein
stated as city detectives and Lester
Warner as chauffeur. vv '
Resigns When Demoted. .
Walker and ' Murphy resigned
June 14, 1918, and Rich about six
months later. Walker suffered a
broken leg during a struggle with a
thief and was assigned to walk a beat
when he came back on duty. Rich
quit after he was demoted from the
position of detective to that of pa
trolman.' Murphy was . formerly
head of the detective department.
Fred Kelly, a policeman, against
whom charges were made a few days
ago, resigned yesterday when given
his choice by Inspector Patullo of
doing that or having a trial before
the city council.
Clyde Lake, a policeman, resigned
from the forcr yesterday. It is said
he will enter the narcotic division of
the federal service.
Visits in Ohio.
Paul Rigdon, secretary to Carl R.
Gray, president of the Union Pacific,
has left on a trip to Massillon, O., ac
companying his mother to her home
there after a visit to his home in
proud of his own country, but jeal
ous of no other man's, resolute in
maintaining his. own nation's rights,
but not less scrupulous in recogniz
ing the rights of others, a fair, just,
modest man, humble, but unafraid."
The outstanding attributes of Pres
ident Harding. Mr. Harvey said, arc
breadth of vision, greatness of heart,
fidelity to his race no less than to his
clan, and no mor to his family than
to his ancestry, drawn from all parts
of the United Kingdom. He de
clared these were sufficient reasons
why Mr. Harding felt that friendli
ness and good will should exist al
ways between the great English
speaking nations and why he now
pledges unfaltering co-operation in
achieving that aspiration.
"I shall fail miserably to the griev
ous disappointment of my chief," he
said, "if I do not so greatly strength
en those bonds of friendship and
mutual helpfulness that hereafter
our governments will not only pre
fer durable engagements to tentative
compromises as between ourselves,
hut will instantly approach all world
problems from the same angle.
jtho .iracnuonai weapons. i
"I rejoice that the king and the
president see eye-to eye and sense
the yearnings of the peoples to whose
service their lives have proudly been
"I came .here destitute of the tra
ditional Weapons of diplomacy, but
fully equipped with the same candor,
frankness, straightforwardness, sin
cerity and consideration which have
characterized to a marked degree, the
utterances of all your chief officers
(Turn to Page Two. Colnmn Two.)
Storms Damage
North Nebraska;
Rain Last Night
Tornado Damage in Cherry
County Estimated at $45,.
000 Railroad Tracks
Washed Out.
Heavy wind, rain and hail is re
ported from a storm sweeping north
Nebraska. Wednesday night a tor
nado struck at Harmony razing farm
age estSated- at $45,000. Lite stock I
also suffered. -
Threequarters of an inch of rain
fell in less than 15 minutes at Ells
worth, accompanied by a heavy wind
that damaged trees and small build
ings. An hour later a violent hail
stqrm followed. The fall of hail is
estimated at one inch. Garden
truck and advanced crops were dam
aged by being pounded into the
ground. The cold weather has re
tarded crops and the damage was
thus reduced.
Rain in Northeast.
In northeast Nebraska last night 1
a heavy rain was tailing and roads
were reported almost impassable.
No lives were lost in the Harmony
tornado. Several persons were re
ported injured. Buildings on the
McGee and Fred Taylor farms were
razed and MrSi McGee injured. Com
munication was severed and stories
of the cyclone were brought to Val
entine by farmers.
Tracks Washed Out.
Near Crookston a cloudburst
wash out the Northwestern tracks
between that town and Valentine.
Fred J. Taylor, prominent cattle
man, suffered the heaviest as a re
sult ot. the tornado. All of his im
provements, except his home, were
completely wrecked.
The wind readied a velocity
sufficient to carry heavy farm ma
chinery several hundred yards. MiJes
of wire fenscs were levelled. ,
Irish Rebels Now Use Train
In Attacking Barracks
Dublin, May " 19. Rebels have
adopted a new method for attacks
on police barracks. I raveling by
train yesterday, they compelled the
trainmen to stop the train at Bal
laghaderren," where they opened fire
on the barracks. The police replied,
wounding one passenger in the train.
The members of the attacking party
were pursued by the police and the
belief is expressed that one of the
party wras killed.
Spring Revels" to Be Staged
At Nashville Country Club
"Sprine Revels," is the name of
an outdoor program , which, will be
presented on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons at the Nashville Country
club grounds tinder the auspices oi
the Midlev School of Dancing, 1716
Dodge street, the Craik Plavers and
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Carroll. .The pro
gram will be started at 2:30 on each
Teacher Complains
Of Lack of Language
Range As She's Fined
New York, May 19. Elizabeth
Marsen, the pretty school teacher
who spent 30 minutes -in a cell and
paid a $1 fine for telling a police
man to "go to hell" felt today that
she hadn't had enough freedom of
language for her money.
So she has elaborated her invita
tion to include the whole force.
They are "a lot of boobs," she de
clared, "and are unfit to converse
with la-dies who take their pet pom
eranians for an airing on Riverside
The police first told me to 'shut
Trv damned trwo."" she explained.
"Wasn't that rx ttectly terrible, lan-
r.age to.u4e to laovi'
China Rearing
End of Patience
With Alliance
"Warns Great Britain in Regard j
To Renewal of Anglo
Japanese Treaty Note
Made Public.
Clilrnco Tribune (able. Copyright, 18'Jl.
Shanghai, May 19. Taking the
stand that its protest against the
Anglo-Japanese alliance constitutes
no secret document, the government
of China has issued the text of the
note to Great Britain, which has
been kept secret by London, exclu
sively to the Chicago Tribune. The
text of the note follows:
"Reports have been in circulation
regarding the proposed renewal of
the Anglo-Japanese alliance, the ex
piration of wliich will be due in
July, 1921. These reports aver that
in view of a stipulation in the treaty
wliich obligates the contracting par
ties to confer together one year be
fore its expiration in c,ase its renew
al is desired, pourparlers are being
held in Downing street between the
respective diplomatic representatives
and in event of its renewal, a re
vi.M'on of the treaty is intended.
"The whole question of the Anglo-Japanese
alliance affects the des
tiny of the far east in general and
of China in particular. The Chinese
people view the proposed renewal of
the alliance with deep, concern and
strong misgivings. According to in
ternational usage, when two friendly
nations contract a treaty, only the
interests that are strictly within the
right of the contracting parties can
properly "form the subject of a
treaty of alliance.
"Out of the European war has
been developed the doctrine of equal
ity of nations. The. treaty of alli
ance in question contains reference
to China and her integrity. Such
references, without China's actual
participation, will seriously impair
the dignity, and good name of its
people, Both the Chinese govern
ment and people wish to make it
known at this juncture that in event
of a similar reference in a renewed
treaty, further forbearance on their
part cannot be expected."
Davis Confers With
President in Regard
To Strike of Seamer,
Washington, May 18. .Conferences
with parties involved in the marine
wage controversy were continued by
Secretary Davis in an effort to reach
a final settlement. He met represen
" H -Cj!tW pil
where he talked with X resident
Harding half an hour. Tie planned
to confer with Chairman Benson
of the shipping board tonight and
later meet with representatives of
the seamen, engineers and radio op
erators, when it was indicated a
definite solution might be looked
It is understood that the men Sug
gested to the secretary a basic 15
per cent wage reduction as demand
ed by the ship Owners and the board,
but an upward revision in overtime
scales, which wonld make reductions
actually range from 10 to 121-2 per
While ship owners have announced
that they would not sign any agree
ment with the men, Chairman Ben
son? said he had not determined his
Farm Bureau Opposes
Townsend Road Bill
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, May 19. Why build
highways for the idle rich and leave
our food and raw material for cloth
ing at the far end of a mud road, is
a query propounded by the American
Farm Bureau federation, in session
here today, in an argument, against
the Townsend highway bill, pending
before the senate committee.
""It is . our bclicif," the Farm
Bureau federation argument, con
tinues, "that the Townsend bill does
just this.
"In section si xof the Townsend
bill, it is provided that no project
shall be approved by the commis
sion in any state until that state has
made adequate provision for the
maintenance, ol all highways selected
by the commission."
State Pardon Board Acts on
Applications for Release
Lincoln. May 19. (Special Tele
gram.) The board of pardons and
paroles took action tonight on the
31 applications for paroles, pardons
and commutations of sentences heard
Tuesday. Findings will be withheld
until the secretary prepares written
reasons for the board's action on
each application. The meeting was
not to be held until Monday, but as
some of the members expected to be
away then it was held tonight.
Inland Press Association
Opposed to Short-Hour Week
Chicago, May 19. The Inland
Press association went on record as
being "unalterably opposed to a re
duction of weekly working hours in
publishing plants to less than 48."
The association, further resolved
"that the board of directors appoint
a labor committee to consider all
labor problems and that each pub
lisher, before signing a new agree
ment, consult with the committee."
Graduate Exercises
Of Madison High School
Madison, Neh., May . 19. (Spe
cial.) Commencement week opened
with the baccalaureate sermon
preached by Rev. Allen Chamber
lain in the Presbyterian church. The
Class play, "The Strenuous Life," was
given Tuesday and Wednesday.
Graduation exercises will be held
Fridav. Judge Harry S. Dunjran of
4 Waitings .will deliver the address, J.
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Man to Succeed
White Is Cause
Of Speculation
Ex-President Taft and Sec
. retary Hughes Most Men
tioned One of Justices
May Be Elevated.
Washington, May 19. (By The
Associated Press.) The choice of a
successor to ' Edward Douglass
White as chief justice of the United
States' was one of the most widely
discussed subjects today in official
circles of the capital. Although the
speculation centered ' chiefly about
the name of former President Wil
liam H. Taft, there were many indi
cations that President Harding was
far from a decision and might find
the-sclection a difficult one.
All indications pointed to consid
erable delay in making the appoint
ment. ' i
Hughes Is Mentioned.
Another whose name has been
linked repeatedly with the highest
judicial post is Secretary Hughes of
the State department, a member of
the court until he retired in 1916 to
accept the republican nomination for
the presidency. ,
One circumstance which now gen
erally is suggested as a barrier to
such a transfer is the prominence al
ready assumed . bv Mr. Hughes as
secretary of state in view of the im
portant phases through which the
nation's foreign affairs are passing.
' In res'pect to Mr. Taft, some sena
tors today were recalling the bitter
controversy they had with him as a
president at the time he promulgated
his rule against appointment of jus
tices who had passed the 60-ycars
May Promote Justice. ,
In some quarters there has been
suggestion that a temporary solution
of the problem might be reached by
the promotion of one" of the present
justices. The names most frequent
ly mentioned in connection with such
a possible ' promotion, are those of
Justice Day, of Ohio, and Justice
Holmes, of Massachusetts.
Should a promotion be made, the
vacancy thus created would be gen
erally expected to go to George
Sutherland, a former United States
senator from Utah, and former presi
dent of the American Bar associa
tion. During the last campaign Mr.
Sutherland served in Mr. Harding's
headquarters at Marion and has con
tinued since the election a close
friend of many years standing with
the president.
Husband and Wife Sentenced
To Life Terms for Murder
Thompson Falls, Mont., May 19.
Mrs. Mona May McCully, convicted
by a jury in district court of the
murder of her son-in-law, Leon
Richardson and her husband. Fred
McCully, who pleaded guilty last
night to a charge -of murdering Rich
ardson, were sentenced by Judge
Lentz this morning to life terms iij
the state prison.
"First National BanhT
Has Moved. Yes It Has.
Short Skirts Blamed
Chicago. " May 19. The "First
National bank," the one that vaude
ville comedians overworked in days
gone by, has moved.
The fashion in skirts has made
stocking .banking out of the ques
tion so a new location for the
"Bank"- had to be found.
Well, the hidden money is just
about as far above the skirt's edge
now as it used to be, fashion ex
perts report.
A belt, to which is attached a
pendant purse, is now being used
and is on sale in ; Cfaicjgfl jjore?
After That Mint
Dental Society
Closes Meeting
May Ask Legislature to
Legalize Cleaning of, Teeth
By Assistants.
With a session of the executive
council at noon and a short business
session in the afternoon, the Nebras
ka State "Dental society's 54th an
nual convention which has been in
session in Omaha since Monday,
closed Thursday .ftcrnoon and the
450 dentists from out in the state
scattered to their homes on the eve
ning trans. One of the last acts
of the convention was officially to
declare the 1921 convention the most
pleasant and instructive meeting the
society has held since its inaugura
tion. Under the rules of the organiza
tion the 1922 convention will be held
in Lincoln and the doctors will re
turn to Omaha in 1923.
In all probability the next Nebras
ka state legislature will be asked
to legalize cleaning of teeth by den
tists' assistants. Under the present
laws none but full-fledged dentists
can perform this operation.
Dr. H. E. King of Omaha was
named president of the Nebraska
State Dental society Wednesday. Dr.
M. H. Dunham of Omaha was
elected vice president; Dr.. G. A.
Grubb of Lincoln,- secretary; Dr. E.
W. Fellers of Beatrice,, treasurer.
Coast Guard Cutter
Starts Annual Cruise
Seattle, Wash., May 19. The coast
guard cutter Bear was ready to sail
today on its annual cruise into the
Arctic ocean, carrying C. L. Wat
kins of the coast and geodetic sur
vey, who plans a visit to Demarca
tion Point, the northernmost end of
the boundary between Canada and
Alaska, to place a marker on the in
ternational line.
The regular route of the Bear
would take it to Point Barrow, and
the visit to Demarcation Point will
extend the cruise about aOO miles
eastward along the north coast of
The Bear will spend the summer
cruising the north waters to remote
points, "where Capt. C i. Cochran, its
commander, will act as a United
States judge in settling disputes
among the natives.
Gubernatorial Bee Is
Buzzing for Williams
Lincoln, May 19. (Special.)
Democratic newspapers are using
much space in giving a gubernatorial
bee in the bonnet of Representative
George Williams of Fillmore, repub
lican, an opportunity to buzz. .
Williams, who was instrumental
in pulling a number of state adminis
tration chestnuts out of the fire in
the lower house during the winter,
was in Lincoln -today and admitted
a number of friends in the state had
urged him to enter the primaries for
"I believe the people want a farm
er to be their next governor," Will
iams said.
U. S. Bankers Get Lease, on
10,000,000 Acres in Russia
. Los Angeles, May 19. The syndi
cate of Los Angeles bankers and
business men represented by Wash
ington D. Vanderlip. has secured a
50-year lease on 10,000,000 acres of
spruce land in the Archangel district
of Russia, according to a message
received by the syndicate from Van
derlip. J. H. Covcrlcy, secretary of the
syndicate, said Vanderlip left last
January tc change details of a con
tract previously secured from the
soviet government for a concession
in KamcnatKa and to work out plans s
for orders he had obtained for'"
American gjjods, " J4
Rumors of Huge
"Booze" Scandal
Rife in Chicago
Much Talk of "Shakedown
Gangs" and Fake Liquor
Permits U. S. Agents
Mum on Subject.
Chicago, May 19. Prohibition en
forcement quarters in Chicago today
snapped and crackled with rumors
of a great baring of bootlegging,
but offcials who might know what's
in the air were mum and those few
who talked dodged standing re
sponsible for their statements.
"What seems to have become
known leaked out," said Col. E. C.
Earnshaw who with a squad of spe
cial ' agents has been working on
secret investigations for four
months. "There'll be no more leaks
if we can help it."
But there persisted talk of num
erous "booze rings," many more
"shakedown gangs" and traffickers
in fake liquor permits. Politicians,
federal and state officials were said
to be involved amazingly.
There were some really important
developments though.
The internal revenue department
at Washington announced appoint
ment of John Kjcllander to be su
pervising prohibition agent to suc
ceed the lately resigned Frank D.
Richardson, who was the successor
of the original enforcer, Major Dal
rymple. R. A. Stone, director of Illinois,
will quit two weeks from today. He
announced his resignation some time
Mr. Stone made public the list of
70 prohibition agents in the central
district who have been dismissed
and denied frequent reports that the
agents were ousted because of sus
pected conspiracy with bootlegger-.
With the new dismissals there arc
only eight agents in Chicago and 11
in the rest of the district.
Dismissal of the 70 agents, Mr.
Stone said, would probably mean
collapse of many prohibition cases
on the federal court dockets.
U. S. Makes Rule for
Liquor for Embassies
Washington, ' May 19. (By The
Associated Press.) The State de
partment has taken steps to guard
more closely the only avenue by.
which altoholic liquors for beverage
use may enter the country. In a
communication to the heads of the
embassies and' legations the depart
ment outlined new regulations gov
erning the issuance and use of ccr-)Ul.,
tificates under which members or
employes of the missions may obtain !
liquor shipments, amendment ot the
existing rules apparently being for
the purpose of preventing possible
misuse of such certificates.
Japanese Naval Budget for
Next Year, to Be Reduced
Honolulu, May 19. A Tokio
cablegram to Nijji Jiji says Premier
Hara has announced that the new
naval budget will be reduced because
of . the prospective withdrawal of
Japanese troops from Siberia, and
that for the same reason the army
budget for next year will not include
emergency army expenses.
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Last Rites
For Jurist
Death of Chief Justice White
of U. S. Supreme Court
Casts Shadow of Sorrow
Over Capital.
Valued Position Highly
By The Anclu(d Pri"M.
Washington,' May 19. The death
here1 early this morning of Edward
Douglass White, veteran chief jus
tice of the United States supreme
court, cast a shadow ol sorrow to
day over the national capital, where
during his long years of service on
the supreme bench, he had grown
in the admiral ion and esteem not
only of his official associates, but
of the entire community.
Although all hope for the chief
justice's recovery following an op- (
oration last Friday had been aban
doned since he took a critical turn
for the- worse two days ago, the
j news of his death, which occurred
j at 2 o'clock this morning came as a
I shock to friends and associates.
' The chief justice, who was 76
years old, had enjoyed rugged health
up to the time he was froced to sub
mit to the recent operation for blad
der trouble and his record of attend
ance on the supreme court bench
was traditional.
Wife at Bedside.
At the bedside, when death came,
were the wife of the chief justice, his
two nieces. Miss Ann Montgomery
and Miss'Mary Leo Broussardk and
the Key. Father S. J. Crecden, of
Georgetown university, who had ad
ministrcd the last sacrament during
the early evening.
According to tentative funeral ar
rangtmnts announcd today by Frank
K. Green, marshal of the supreme
court, who has taken charge, inter
ment will take place here in Oak
hill cemetery following simple serv-
r ices tinder the Catholic ritual to be
held at St. Matthews church at 10
o'clock Saturday morning.
Several weeks ago the vgnerable
justice developed a severe cold,
which made it necessary for him to
absent himself from the court, but
he returned within two weeks, and
on May 2 delivered a vigorous dis
senting opinion in the Newberry
case, the last opinion he delivered,
and his last appearance in court on
decision day.
Adherent of Marshall.
Mr. White's first opinions on the
bench indicated that he was a strong
adherent of the sc'hool of Chief Jus
tice Marshall. - Thx" hope of tlw ic
public. he insisted at every opportu
nity, lay in the supreme power of
the federal government to control its
affairs and his dissenting opinions to
any decision which seemed to him,
to have the least tendency toward
undermining that power arc cited by
lawyers and court attendants as mas
terpieces of logic and eloquence.
As recently as the Newberry case,
the chief justice departed from the
usual judicial tenor of the bench to
warn against attack upon the federal
power. He declared that the' propo
sition that congress could not regu
late the election of United States
(Turn to Frk Two, Column One.)
Extradition Hearing
Of Suspected 'Booze'
Runner Postponed
Fargo, N. D., May ,19. (Special
Telegram.) The extradition hearing
in the case of the government against
William Connelly, alias J. F. Burns,
alias William Mahcr of Omaha, al
leged member of an international
gang of smugglers and liquor bandit
who plied operations on the border
and is wanted in Canada, was post
poned today to June 6. Connelly
was arrested at Minot on May 6 by
federal authorities and brought to
Fargo. Two United States extradi
tion commissioner warrants issued
from Chicago for the alleged fugitive
from justice charge him with forging
papers and obtaining, money under
false pretenses and with burglary and
shoplifting in Saskatchewan, Canada,
on or about November 20, 1920. In
forgery operations wholesale liquor,
dealers in Canada were swindled out
of ?38,000 by a gang. Connelly, ac
cording to federal authorities, is a
member of the notorious "Omaha
gang," three alleged members of
which had previously been arrested
in Butte. Mont.
Rock Island Shopmen Say v
They WH1 Reject Wage Cut
Moh'ne, III., May 19. Emplovcs in
the shops of the Chicago, 'Rock
Island X- Parifir raltvi.iw at
near here, announced today that
they would refuse to abide by anv
decision of the railroad labor board
a reduction of waces of
unskilled workmen to . take effect
July 1, and that they would take im
mediate steps to prevent application
of any cut in wages, even if they had
to quit work.
U. S. Flashlcss Powder Co. -Plant
Wrecked by Blow Up
Wilmington. Del., May 19. The
plant of the United States Flashlcss
Powder company at Caircroft, near
here, was completely destroyed early
this morning by fire, following an
explosion of unknown origin. The
surrounding countryside was shaken
by the blast, which was felt in Phil
adelphia, Chester and intermediate
towns. There were only two men
near the plant at the time and both
I escaped.
Cnolidge Confine! to Bed
Washington, May 19. Vice l'rcsi-
flrtlt . ( 'ill iliflor. rtty tt.y..1 !.i k.
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lined to his bed with what is de
scribed as a severe cold. At hi
olticc it was said it might be several
dys Uctore he returned to his dutiu-