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Amendment Authorizing Pres
ident to Call Disarmament
Conference Adopted by
Date of final Action Hazy
Br Th AaoocUtod Frew.
Washington, May 25. Unanimous
senate approval was given today to
ocnaior tsoran s proposal lor an in
tcrnational naval disarmament con
By a vote of 74 to 0 the amend
ment was added to the naval appro
priation bill, authorizing and request
wg the president to invite Great
Britain and Japan to send represen
tatives in an effort to reach some
agreement on disarmament.
The vote was in conformity with
' L. ..-.I . t: - i j : i
me uiiucraianuing reacnea last weeK
by administration forces to support
senator uorans plan. Besides the
46 republicans and 28 democrats vot
ing tor the amendment, announce
ments were made on behalf of many
absentees that they, too, favored the
Text of Amendment,
The amendment follows:
"That the president is authorized
and requested to invite the govern
ments of Great Britain and Japan to
send representatives to a conference
which shall be charged with prompt
ly entering into an understanding or
agreement by which the naval ex
penditures and buildirig programs of
each government, the United States,
vrreai amain ana japan, shall be
substantially reduced annually dur
ing the next five years, to such an
extent and on such terms as may
be agreed upon, which understand
ing or agreement is to be reported to
me respective governments lor ap
Upon passage . of the bill the
amendment will go to .conference
with the house, but its advocates be
lieve it will be endorsed and then
approved by President Harding.
With the Borah amendment in
corporated, an effort was made to
reach a vote on passage of the bill
late today, but this was frustrated
by debate on .minor amendments.
Senators La Follette, republican,
Wisconsin, and King, democrat,
Utah, also had several amendments
pending. The latter promised to in
troduce several to abolish what he
termed "useless" navy yards and
depots. . ,.'"
. Jfort Debate in Prospect.
Senator LaFollette made another
lengthy address in opposition to cap
ital ships construction and consid
erable more debate was in prospect
when adjournment was taken to
night. With tomorrow set by spe
cial order for consideration of the
contested nomination of David H.
Blair to be internal revenue commis
sioner, immediate passage of the bill
was a hazy prospect.
Among minor amendments adopt
ed was the committee provision for
creation in the Navy department of
a special bureau of aeronautics, with
a bead selected by the president.
Another amendment by Senator
Smoot. republican, Utah, adopted, au
thorizes the department to continue
publication of the "shipping bulletin"
to be supplied to subscribers at ac
tual cost. ; "
Reinstatement ;in" the naval
pcadeiny. at Annapolis, of 110 mid
f liipmcnt who "flunked" and. were
farced to resign last January was the
iiect of an amendment intro
duced by Senator McKellar, demo
crat. Tennessee. It went over for
Further negotiations were held be
tween senators on amendments re
cently defeated to establish a new
naval. supply base at Alameda, Cal.,
und for continuing work on Charles
ton, S. C, projects. Little headway
toward an agreement on the Ala
meda project was reported.
Man Identified As
"Booze" Car Passenger
Fremont, Neb., May Zo. (Special
elegrani.) Tell-tale blood stains
resulted in the charges ot booze
transportation filed against Kay Lar
ison, as revealed here in justice court
by Sheriff Condit. Larison is alleged
to have been a companion of Her
nan Kruger, wealthy retired farmer,
who figured in an automobile smash
here a few weeks ago. which un
covered a quantity of liquor in the
car. Larison, the police say, was
found in bed at his home, but fresh
blood marks on his shirt bespoke of
his presence in the machine.
Kruger testified that Larison wet:t
to Omaha with him on the morning
of the arrest, where, he said, they
purchased two gallons of corn whis
ky and brought it back to Fremont
Witnesses identified Larison as the
man who decamped from the scene
of the accident immediately after the
car was smashed.
Mexico Urgjng Measure
To Create Central Bank
Mexico City, May 25. The com
mittee of the chamber of deputies
which has been considering the bill
presented by President Obregon for
the creation of a central bank will
make its report soon, it is announced.
One of the members is quoted as
saying that the measure wilt be ap
proved with certaain modifications
and provided the government agrees
to subscribe one-half of the capital.
Son, Who Shot Father for
Abusing Mother, Absolved
Waco, Tex., May 25. Joseph
Lumpkin, 17, last night shot and
killed his father here after the father
had attempted, according to mem-
hers of the family, to abuse Mrs. j
Lumpkin. ' A coroner's jury returned
verdict of justifiable homicide,
Mrs. Stillman May Enter Movies
Defendant in Famous Divorce Case Said to Be Con
sidering Offer of $100,000 Regarded as New
Lever Against Husband.
New York, May 25. Mrs. Anns
Urquhart Stillman, defendant in the
Stillman divorce action, has received
an offer of $100,000 a year to appear
in a series of motion pictures and is
considering the offer, it became
known today. .
The offer was made within the last
few days by a person representing
one of the large film companies and
calls for a stipulated number of pro
ductions. Mrs. Stillman is said to have
had some success as an amateur act
ress and the offer was said to have
appealed to her for several reasons,
both from an inclination to follow
the example of other women in so
ciety and become a screen stor and
from a desire to obtain a large sum
of money from a source other than
It was also admitted that Mrs. Still
man realizes that she had in this of
fer another weapon against Mr.
Stillman, whose desire to avoid
further publicity has led him to offer
to settle the suit. If Mrs. Stillman I
Parade in Honor
Of &A.R. Members
Patriotism Put Before Busi
ness at Hastings Stop;
70,000 People in 62
By PAUL GREER.
York. Neb.. Mav 25. (Special
i elegrani.) Putting patriotism be
tore business, the Omaha boosters
paraded through the crowded and
heated streets of Hastings today in
honor ot the members ot the Grand
Army of the Republic, which is
holding the state encampment there.
Unzzled veterans of the civil war
reviewed the trade trippers, who
stood with bared heads as Dan Dcs
dune's band played the national
anthem. The whole party carried
flags and no one broke ranks to visit
customers during the whole stay.
Un arriving at York tonight the
Chamber of Commerce excursion
had carried its message of pros
perity to 70,000 people in 62 towns.
A good part of the day was spent in
Clay county, one of the banner wheat
districts of. Nebraska and prominent
also for its pure bred live stock.
$1,000,000 in Deposits. .
The town of Harvard, with a dod-
ulation of 1,000 and with a $1,000,000
n deposits in its two banks, illus
trates the well-being that rules in
t-lay county, .through one elevator
owned by- the farmers, according to
tne figures ot its manager, T. A.
Sicfken, almost 250,000 bushels of
grain were handled last year. A
flour mill with a capacity of 75 bar
rels a day provides a local industry.
ine largest herd ot pure bred
Polled Shorthorns, the largest herd
of registered Jersey cattle and two
or three of the largest herds of
Duroc Jersey hogs in the state are
found in Clay county. Albert Hul
tine has a herd of full-blooded Dur-
hams that is noted. Testing cattle
for tuberculosis under the accredited
herd plan has been carried further in
this county than anywhere else in
Nebraska. - . .
Largest Incubator Factory.
Clay Center, another town of
about 1,000 population, is the home of
the largest incubator factory in the
(Tarn to Pftf Two Column One.)
Fremont Man Charged
Fremont, Neb., May 25. (Special
elegram.) Manton Stewart, 25. of
Rome, la., was returned to Fremont
on a charge ot embezzlement riled
by the Omaha Daily News, which
claims that the prisoner failed to
make returns of a check amounting
to $51.36, while he was employed by
it as collector. Dave Rockie, news
vender of this city, gave the check
to Stewart in payment of an account.
The plaintiff states that Stewart kept
It also is alleged that Stewart will
be asked to explain the absence of
about $600 in funds supposedly col
lected by him. A deal in Red Oak,
la., in which he is implicated, is be
Stewart declares that he turned in
the account to his employers, but
says they failed to give him any re
ceipt. He was located in Rome,
where he was running a farm. His
wife accompanied him and the deputy
back to Fremont.
Quiet Lact Night After Riot
Alexandria, Egypt., May 25. (By
the Associated . Press.) There was
only desultory firing on the streets
of this city last night, following the
recent riotous disturbances here in
which nearly 50 persons, including
12 Europeans were killed, and nearly
j 200 persons wounded.
Looters and skulkers were respon
sible for this disturbance.
Former French Premier
Dies at Age of 68 Years
Pons, France. May 25. Senator
Emile Combs, French premier from
1902 to 1905, died yesterday, aged 68.
M. Combs while premier and min
ister of interior, devoted his energies
to securing separation of the church
and state and under his guidance,
France, in 1904, took the first defi
nite steps toward this end.
Lackawanna Steel Passes
Regular Quarterly Dividend
New York, May 25. The Lacka-
wanna Steel company today passed
Hts quarterly dividend of
'.cent on common stock
accepts the screen job, it was said,
the company employing her would
undoubtedly plaster the country with
billboard advertising from one end
to the other, using the name of "Mrs.
James A. Stillman" as that of their
new film star.
It was recalled in this connection
this identical course was followed
by Mrs. Stillman's mother, Mrs.
Cora Urquhart Potter, after her sep
aration and divorce from her hus
band. Mrs. Potter, who won ap
plause as an amateur actress and
for her recital of a poem called
"Ostler Joe," went on the stage un
der the management of the late
Harry Mincy and was advertised
everywhere as "Mrs. James Brown
Potter, considerably to the discom
fiture of Mr. Potters relatives.
. Another conference of Mrs. Still
man's attorneys was held today at
the office of Stanchfield & Levy
and it was said an answer is being
prepared to Mr. Stillman s offer,
as presented by his attorneys.
Initiative and Referendum,
Public Ownership and Closed
Shop Scored; Blystone
Hastings, Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) The initiative and refer
endum, the recall and the creation of
innumerable boards and commts
sions," were condemned in resolu
tions adopted without argument by
the Nebraska department of the
Grand Army in the closing session
of the annual encampment today,
The resolutions disapproved of
many recent laws and tendencies as
civic madness which will, if con
tinucd, lead to graver' injury and
tend toward possible disaster.
lhe growing disposition toward
municipal, state and government
ownership of public utilities and the
ever widening scope ot businesses
brought within that definition by
mere legislative proir unccment,
was condemned on the ground that
the cost of operation is greatly in
creased and efficiency is lessened.
Primary elections were disap
proved because they deprive the vot
ers of the means of having knowl
edge. of the candidates, and because
primaries are costly.
Decry Closed Shop Rules.
The resolutions also decried the
"servile acceptance of the nn-Amer-
lcan closed shop rule and the denial
to the American boy of the right to
learn a trade."
Another resolution adopted reads:
"Though it is a fundamental prin
ciple of this government that the
church and the state shall remain
forever separate, we find many re
ligious organizations disregarding
this principle and demanding multi
tudes of laws for the regulation of
private morals. By thus substituting
legal force for moral suasion, they
attempt to force upon others a moral
standard peculiarly satisfactory to
themselves, but alien and obnoxious
to a free people."
All civic bodies, especially the
American Legion, were asked to join
the Grand Army in halting the "wide
spread propaganda of anarchistic
agitators who would overthrow all
order and safety and precipitate an
era of confusion and confiscation."
Blystone Named Commander.
On the ballot for commander of
the Grand Army, W. J. Blystone of
Lincoln received 80 votes, John S.
Davison of Omaha, 43, and S. P.
Howland of Juniata, 22. Lincoln was
chosen for the next enacmpment of
the Grand Army and allied bodies.
The following officers were
elected: Department commander,
William J. Blystone, Lincoln; senior
vice commander, H. R. ' Beachell,
Waverly; junior vice commander.
George W. Bearnes, Geneva; medical
director, Dr. C. A. Flippin, Grand
Island; chaplain, T. N. Hinson,
Holdrege; council of administration,
Cash D. Fuller, Lincoln: J. M. Mr
Haffcy, Bennett; J. O. Moore, Sol
diersyand Sailors home,-Milford;-A.
J. Frantz, Hastings; W. . H. Stewart,
Mrs. Lola Wintersteen of Repub
lican Citiy. w'as chosen president of
the Women's Relief Corps.
The other officers elected were:
Mrs. Jennie Gowdy, Hastings, junior
(Turn to Page Tiro, Column Three.)
Two Killed as Port Workers
At Buenos Aires Battle
Buenos Aires, May 25. Two per
sons were killed and several
wounded in fighting here yesterday
between union and nonunion port
workers. There were two riots in
which pistols were used as well as
brawls in which the unionists and
nonunionists fought with their fists.
All access to the port zone was
guarded by union men yesterday and
workmen unable to produce a union
card, including nonunion truckmen
employed by commercial concerns,
were denied entrance. The work
of unloading ships proceeded yester
day with union labor.
Ex-Minister of War for
Mexico . Given New Post
Akron, O., May 25. Gen. Alfredo
Serratos, former Mexican minister
of war, has received his commission
from ' President Obregon as the
Mexican consul for western states at
Boise, Idaho.' He will leave for
Mexico City next week to confer
with President Obregon before as
suming his duties.
With the overthrow of the con
ventional government three years
ago General Serratos fled with his
family to Akron, where he obtained
employment in a rubber factory,
U. P. Buys
Full Ownership of Los Ange
les & Salt Lake Railroad
Is Acquired at Price
Assures Position irWest
New York, May 25. The Union
Pacific railroad today acquired full
ownersnip or tne l.os Angcies . c;
alt Lake Railroad company by pur
chase of stock and bonds held by
former United States Senator Wil
liam A. Clark of Montana and his
The Union Pacific, previous to the
purchase announced officially today
by both parties in the transaction,
owned one half of the securities of
the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail
The transfer of ownership affected
$29,000,000 of 4 per cent bonds of the
Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
company, for which the Union Pa
cific exchanged other securities, dol
lar for dollar. These included $6,
000,000 of Southern Pacific-San
Francisco terminal 4 per cent bonds,
$8,500,000 of Southern Pacific first
refunding 4 per cent bonds and $14,
500,00 of Oregon-Washington Rail
road and Navigation company first
and refunding 4 per cent bonds.
The Union Pacific statement de
clared the transfer assured the per
manency of the position of its sys
tem in southern California, with its
rails in Los Angeles and the Pacific
ocean at San Pedro harbor.
The logical and natural destiny of
the Los Angeles & Salt Lake rail
road, the statement said, ultimately
as a railroad property is as a part of
the Union Pacific system and ap
preciation of this was supposed o
have led to the sale by the Clark in
To Change Name.
Wednesday's deal completes the
Union Pacific system through to Los
Angeles, according to statements
from the office of Carl Gray, presi
dent of the Union Pacific. Until
now the Union Pacific proper ran
only to Salt Lake and Ogden.
The ami is to have the name
"Union Pacific" absorb the western
company name as soon as practical.
n view of its corporate entity and
franchises held by it.
"No change in the personnel of the
staff operating the line or in their
headquarters is contemplated.
though, of course, the jurisdiction of
our system general officers will be
extended over the line and separate
traffic agencies and other duplication
of offices, if any, will be abolished,"
President Gray announced.
Officials and Shopmen
Confer on Wage Cut;
No Agreement Reached
A wage reduction conference be
tween representatives of shop em
ployes of the Union Pacific sys
tem and officials of the company
was held yesterday, but no agree
ment was reached.
General chairmen for the ma
chinists, carmen, boilermakers,
blacksmiths, street metal and elec
trical workers represented the em
ployes. Neither side had any state
ment to make at the conclusion of
the meeting except to say that no
agreement was reached.
Officials of the company are
scheduled to meet today with rep
resentatives of the stationary steam
engine and boiler room employes in
a similar proposal by the company
to reduce wages, effective July l.
ormer State Official
Charged With Illegal Acts
Phoenix. May 25. Ben R. Clark,
former deputy state land commis
sioner and a leader in the democratic
party, was arrested this afternoon
charged with illegal . practices while
he was a state officer. Steps were
taken for his immediate arraignment,
in a justice of the peace court.
"It's all the after-clap of a political
row last summer," Clark told news
He said he would issue a more de
tailed discussion of the charges after
his arraignment was completed.
Clark's bond was fixed at $2,000
and his preliminary examination set
for 10 a. m., June 8. Efforts were
at once begun by Clark to furnish
Home Brew Cutting Into
Grape Juice Business
Washington, May 25. Home
brew and soft drinks of cereal origin
are cutting deeply into the unfer
mented grape juice business, John F.
Welch, head of the grape juice com
pany that bears his name, told the
senate finance committee in pleading
for reduction of taxes on his product.
With an aggregate plant storage ca
pacity of 11,000,000 gallons, he said,
20 American grape juice concerns
were turning out only 7,000,000 gal
lons, owing to the competition.
Mr. Welch named the beverages
which he said interfered with
grape juice makers.
"And raisins" supplemented Sena
tor Sutherland of West Virginia.
Prosecuting Attorney of
Mexico to Take Vacation
Mexico City, May 25. President
Obregon has acceeded to the request
of Eduardo Neri, federal prosecut
ing attorney, who recently asked for
a month's vacation in order that a
federal judge might be allowed to
investigate alleged irregularities in
the chamber of deputies. ' Neri as
serted in his petition to the presi
dent that he was affiliated with the
liberal constitutionalist party in the
chamber, and did not ieel justified
iii conducting an investigation,
Chester Sent Out
Of Kansas City Is
Claim of Defense
Slugged and Thrown From
Train, Is Charge Jury
Told Murder Case Is
Kansas City, May 25. (Special
Telegram.) Five witnesses had
testified late today in the trial of
Denzel Chester, charged with the
murder on October 2, 1920. of Miss
All were called by the state. The
first, Roy Garve, took the stand at
noon. It was near his home. Eighty-
seventh street and Blue Ridge road,
the shooting occurred. He told of
I tha rirMitnnnros immediatelv fol
lowing the shooting. He said soon
after he was awakened by the first
shot he heard a motor car speed
westwarfd from what he believed
was the place where tire shooting
Doctors Describe Wound.
Dr. D.. V. Hobbs, who was call
ed to attend Miss Barton immediate
ly after the shooting, was the sec
ond witness. He and Dr. J. Snider,
former deputy coroner, who also
examined the slain young woman,
described, the nature of the wound
that caused her dcaUi.
Dr. Elmer D. Twyman also was
a witness. Howard Winter was
called in so Dr. Twyman could de
scribe the wound. Winter received
the night of the murder.
Marcus Anderson, chief of police
at Great Falls, Mont., where Ches
ter was arrested, told of the cir
cumstances which led up to and fol
lowed the arrest. 1
I. B. Kimbrell, special prosecutor
in concluding his opening statement
to the jury, said:
"If we prove that Chester fired
the shot that killed Miss Barton,
we shall expect a verdict at your
hands fixing as his penalty the for
feiture of his own life."
Defense Alleges "Frameup.
Joseph Aylward, for the defense,
asked that W. B. Moorehead, a
newspaper reporter, who went to
(Torn to Pae T-. Column Four.)
French Chamber ill Give
Briand Vote of Confidence
Paris, May 25. There seemed
little question when the Chamber of
Deputies met today that the govern
ment of Premier Briand. would be
given. a voice of confidence before
adjournment. The premiers address
before the chamber yesterday, in
which he declared the present situa
tion did not necessarily call for
armed occupation of the Ruhr region
of Germany, was an evident disap
pointment to many of his followers,
but it did not appear that it would
alienate many votes. . ' ,
Slacker Bergdoll Returns
To Mosbach After Long Trip
Mosbach, Baden, May 25. (By
The Associated Press.) Grover
Bergdoll, draft evader, has resumed
his residence in Eberbach after a
vacation in health resorts. He de
clares he has no intention of leav
ing Germany, although friends as
sert Bergdoll has "had offers to
take up residence in a number of
A friend of his in Mosbach said
today: "We have no fear of his
arrest, for the whole neighborhood
would rise to defend him."
Airship, Roma, Purchased
From Italy Louded on Ship
Genoa, May 25. American naval
officers have completed the work of
placing on board the United States
transport Mars the airship Roma,
recently purchased from Italy by
the American government. Thi:
transport will sail soon tor the
Postmaster General Rules
General Supervision of Pub
lications Is Not Part of
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leaied Wire,
Washington, May 25. In a ruling
of far-reaching importance, Postmas
ter General Hays abolished the
Burleson censorship of the . press
which was in force the last three
years of the Wilson administration.'
"Censorship of the press is not a
function of the Postoffice department
and such censorship in the .last
three years wos illegal," said the
postmaster general, in announcing
his decision to admit the Liberator,
a radical publication, to the second
class mailing privilege.
In restoring full freedom of the
press, Mr. Hays ruled that if a pe
riodical of public character is mail
able under the law it is entitled to the
second class rate, but if it is not mail-
lications will be excluded from the
mails entirely and if it is treasonable
its proprietors should be prosecuted.
Burleson held the Liberator mail
able but never gave it the second
class privilege, compelling its cir
culation by third class mail. As the
third class is five times the second
class rate, the government will be
required to refund $11,277 to the
Liberator, as an excess charge il
Berger to Get Privileges.
The second class privilege will be
accorded the New York Call and
Berger's Milwaukee Leader if the
Postoffice department pronounces
these socialist publications mailable
at all as they have been held, though
penalized as to rate by the Burleson
On the other hand, numerous pub
lications will ze excluded from the
mails altogether if pronounced un
mailable and their publishers prose
cuted if they are found involved in
a conspiracy to overthrow the gov
ernment by force.
The law accords the second-class
mailing to publications disseminating
information "of a public character,"
but gives no authority to deny the
second class rate because the publica
tion is not deemed of public benefit.
"'Much of the news in any daily
might be barred if public benefit
were essential," said Mr. Hays.. "It
(Torn to Paso Two, Column Two.)
Violator of Espionage
Act Asks for New Hearing
Washington, v May 25. A petition
for a rehearing of the case of Henry
Albers, a wealthy citizen of Port
land, Ore"., was filed in the supreme
court today by Senator McNary in
behalf of the Oregon Bar association.
Albers was convicted of violating the
espionage act, but the government
confessed error after his appeal had
been docketed in the supreme court
and the conviction was reversed and
the case remanded. '
British Send Warships to
Adalia to Get Prisoners
Constantinople, May 25. British
naval officers here have sent a war
ship to Adalia to force the Turks
to release 11 prisoners who were
removed from the British steamer
Railway Official Dies.
Detroit,' May 25. Henry B. Led
yard, chairman of the board of direc
tors of the Michigan Central rail
road, died at his home here today
Mr. Vcdyard was ill with hear trouble
Friday night and later pneumonia de
veloped. He was born in the Amer
ican embassy 1n Paris in 1844. Three
children, Henry and Huge Vedyard
and Baroness Von Kcttlcr, all of De
troit, survive, d
House Is Burned
In Early Attack
Blame for Destruction Placed
On Sinn Feiners Military
Lorries Bombed as They
London, May 25. (By The As
socited Press.) The. customs house
in Dublin, says a Central News disr
patch from that city, was burned
this afternoon. The burning, adds
the message, is attributed to Sinn
The fire, says this account, started
at 1:15 o'clock, the flames breaking
out simultaneously throughout the
building, which was totally de
stroyed. It was one of the fin
est buildings in Dublin and cost
The occupants fled as the fire
Another account states that the
customs house was set on fire by
bombs being thrown in the building.
The railway bridge running past
the building was occupied by a large
number of men, upon whom a fusil
lade was opened. Others in the im
mediate vicinity of the customs
house also were fired upon.
Ixrry loads of the military were
bombed, as they were driving up to
the scene. The soldiers fired ma
chine guns, rifles and revolvers and
several persons were seen to fall.
So far three persons appear to have
been killed. .
The affair seems to have been a
most elaborately organized attack.
Armed men guarded all the ap
proaches to the customs house to
prevent the saving of the building.
Shortly afterward. Liberty hall,
the headquarters of the Irish trans
port workers, was set on fire and
AlEance Man Killed
When Car Turns Over
Alliance, Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) Fred J. Stuve, 28, car
penter, was wued in an automooue
accident near. Hay Springs. The
body was found at 5 a. m., by a pass
ing motorist, lying beside a car
which had been turned over in the
road. His neck was broken and he
had been dead apparently two or
He left here alone in his car at
midnight, saying he was going to
Hot Springs, S. D. It was reported
that he was somewhat intoxicated
when he started on the trip. He had
lived here about two years. He was
unmarried and is believed to have
a distant relative living in San Fran
cisco. His people live in Germany.
The body was brought here pend
ing funeral arrangements. The fu
neral probably will be in charge of
the local American Legion post of
which he was a member.
Harding to Give Diplomas
To Annapolis Graduates
Washington, May 25. Announce
ment was made today at the White
House that President Harding had
accepted an invitation to present di
plomas to the graduating class at the
naval acedemy on Thursday, June
2. The president will make the trip
to Annapolis by motor.
Fair Thursday; not much change
1 p. m.
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Nonpartisan Leader Organize!
Of Money-Grabbing Corpo
rations, Langer Charges
At Deshler Meet.
League Head Replies
Deshler, Neb., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) Farmers from three
counties gathered here this afternoon
and, under the canopy of a hot, sun
dried tent, listened for 'wo hours
to a debate on the work of the Non
partisan league in North Dakota, be
tween A. C. Townley, national lead
er of the league, and William Lan
ger, former North Dakota attorney
general and defeated candidate for
governor against Frazier, Nonparti
Discussion of political economy
was intermixed with bitter invec
tives by the two speakers. Langer
repeatedly called Townley a liar and
a rascal. Townley, always witty, al
ways calm and with a personality
that was winning, said.
"I will not call Langer a liar or
a rascal any more than I have to."
Langer produced figures and le
gal documents in an attempt to prove
that, while Townley based much of
his appeal to the farmers pn alleged
thefts of corporations and grain
gamblers, Townley, a bankrupt, had
through puppets, been the stellar or
ganizer of money-grabbing corpora
tions in North Dakota.
"This man Townley, this rascal,"
Langer said, "put his personal ste
nographer in as president of the
Consumers United Stores rompany
in North Dakota and collected
100,000 from the farmers for pur
chase of buers' certificates' in the
company. What became of that
money in this concern which is now
insolvent? Here's where it goes, ac
cording to the organization plan
which has been carried out. Take for
example a store against which $30.
000 cf this $l,10O,0C0 was charged;
$10,000 of that amount went into th
store and $20,000 went into so-called
organization work. This is only one
of a series of such deals."
Continuing, Langer charged that
while Townley had induced North
Dakota farmers to give thousands of
dollars for the purchase of a Non-,
partisan league newspaper in every
county in the state, it was arranged
so common stock owned by organ
izers controlled the newspapers and
the preferred $tock given to the
farmers was in the minority in pow
er, but not in money invested.
. Says Taxes Increased.
Langr quoted figures which h
said proved that taxes had . trebled
from 1918 to 1919 under Nonpartisan
league management in North Dakota.
He cited one farm on which he said
the taxes were $258 in 1918 and $627
in 1919. He cited the failure of 42
banks in North Dakota under the
Nonpartisan league regime and chal
lenged Townley to name one bank
in South Dakota that had failed dur
ing a similar period.
Langer declared the state was re
volting against the new rule, which
he named as socialism under a new
cloak, aand pointed to the first elec
tion of a Nonpartisan league gov
ernor by a four to one vote and the
last election of the same governor
by a bare majority of 2 per cent.
"I also want to quote the name's
of some of the leaders associated
with Townley and point to their re
lationship with not only the Non
partisan league, but with the I. W.
W.," Langer said.
He named Arthur Lesseur, national
secretary of the Nonpartisan league,
and declared he had proof that Les
seur also was attorney for the I. W.
W. He charged that the managing
editor of the Townley publications,
David Coates, is an I. W, W. Town
ley, who had the rebuttal, stated at
the beginning that his hour wouldn't
give him time to answer all the
charges made by Langer.
Outlines League Pledges.
"It is often said a fool or a knave
can ask more questions m an hour
(Torn to Pe Two. Column Two.)
Governor of California
Signs Alien Tat' Measure
Los Angeles, May 25. Governor
Stephens today signed a bill which
provides that all male alien residents
of California, over 21 years of age
shall be registered and shall pay an
annual poll tax of $10 into the school
fund of the county in which they re
side. Aliens are required to register
within three days after entering the
New Solution for Silesian
Tangle Is Being Considered
Paris. May 25. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The latest plan for
the settlement of the upper Silesian
controversy, supposedly a British
suggestion, is to give Poland and
Germany, respectively, the com
munes that voted in their favor at
the recent plebiscite, but to hold
the entire territory under control of
a special commission for 30 years.
General Wood and Forbes
Invited to Visit China
Washington, May 25. Maj. Gen..
Leonard Wood and W, C. Cameron
Forbes, have been invited by China
to visit that country when they
have concluded their mission in the .
Philippines, it was learned at the
War department today. They v ir
accept, it was said.
Deported From Mexico.
Laredo, Tex., May 25. Immigra
tion authorities here announced to
day they had received information
that Frank Zaman, alias Charles
Phillips, alleged American radical,
had been deported from Mexico to
San Francisco, through tht port of
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