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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1921.
Report of Wood
Statement Presented in Urg
ing Congress to Raise Limit
Of Island Indebtedness to
Washington, June 17 The
nine government Is facing
ruotcy Mai. -Gen. Leonard Wood
and Former Governoi General
Forbes declare in a cablegram trans
mitted today to congress by Secre
tary Weeks, who askecj immediate
action on a bill authorizing the
island government to increase the
limit of indebtedness from $15,000,
000 to $30,000,000.
General Wood and Mr. Forbes,
who are investigating conditions in
the islands for President Hardin?.
said the national bank with which
tho island government, province
:im municioalities are required to
ncnosit all funds, was "practically in
"The government cannot purchase
exdicnge even to meet current run-
ui'ie expenses payable m tne u.'inea
Stales," said the message, "and have
to ask our local bank not to present
its circulating notes for redemption
Cash reserves are now nbout 10 per
.-cnt of legal requirements. It tne
h.nk should fail it would mean
ma.tical bankruptcy of the Fhilip
pine government which would con
tinue until new resources occamr
available besides bankrupting many
provinces and municipalities which
have been required by law to de
it all funds with- the hank.
"We feel the faith of the United
States is pledged in support of solv-
. III " 1 ' - ! HAnH.Mni.nl
ency oi tne i mupinc uvtiimtsm.
and the situation is so critical we
rnnpur in urffinff immediate relief on
the general lines recommended by
the governor general in extending
debit-making power ci inc govern
Sirretarv Weeks also informed
that he had received a mes
sage from Acting Governor General
Ycater to the effect that the "situa
tion was getting worse." The war
secretary also transmitted to the
house a communication from a Mr.
Fairchild, who, he said, was one of
the leading American business men
in the Philinoine islands. Mr. Fair-
child stated that government rev
enues vere falling short, particular
ly customs, sales and income taxes
"All export products stagnant; prices
folUnir in many cases below cost
production," Mr. Fairchild's
Victims of Wreck
Tell About Rescues
Elks' 1921 Mardi Gras and Pageant
. Will Be Held at Chippewa Falls
(Ctntlnoed from Pfe One.)
with human bodies cramped
acainst the sides of the tar.
"Another man in the car was
hurled on top of me. Together we
fought for an open window. Right
above "me was this man. Home,
hanging in an opening. He was
calling for help. I tised my pocket
!- nr. A flit Inn cp his ClOthe.i
IMIJIV ----- " -
viviav aid the passenger coach
was the only car that was fully
I with the flood waters. The
V V v v v
smoker and a baggage car were
the cieek but not completely
undated. . ...
The Pullman car lay stretched al
most horizontally on the bank of t.ie
creek, he said.
4t Asleep in Lower.
Jim O'Neill, who is employed by
Roberts Brothers, railroad contrac
tors, was asleep in a lower berth m
the rear end of the Pullman, the for
ward end of which plunged into
Cottonwood creek. .
"I awoke at the terrific crash with
the sensation that the upper berth
wis falling down on me. In reality
I was thrown up and tit the ceiling
of the berth with an awful bump," he
related. , .
"My first thought was for the five
women passengers in my coach. They
were splendid! They hardly cried
out! Superintendent Pangle, who
was traveling on the rear end of the
train, came up almost "immediately,
and with his help we got the five
women and an old man out of the
ceach and assisted them through the
ether cars off the bridge."
Pulled Into Creek.
'f hi forward end of his coach, in
cluding the drawing room compart
ment and ladies' dressing room, was
pulled into the creek.
Three coaches, baggage, smoker
and chair car, went into the creek
completely, ahead of the coach in
which he traveled, O'Neill said.
"Water did not completely fill the
creek bed. The bank where our
coach went in was not immersed."
The ill-fated bridge was perhaps
300 feet long, he estimated.
O'Neill had the highest praise for
the farmers and residents of Whit
new who did everything they could
for the surviving sufferers.
The accident occurred at 10:16,
according to O'Neill's watch, which
n.mri at that instant.
Another death will probably be
added to the wreck victims, War
"J. W. Finnegan of Casper, Wyo.,
conductor, suffered terrible head in
jjrits. and has been delirious ever
smce the smashup. Doctors said he
"F-nnegan was checking up win
the Pullman conductor, in a rear
seat, when the crash came. A! his
papers and money flew out of the
v indow and into the water."
Omaha Man Safe.
H. H. Fikbohm of Omaha, who
was the Pullman conductor, was not
so severely injured, however, ac
cording to a telegram received by
r wife. 2532 North Sixty-fourth
street, from Hot Springs hospital,
saving he would be home probably
tonight or Saturday.
Wait for Aid.
Seven of the more severely in
jured, those in the smoker, had to
be left there until more help came
on account of their intense pair, when
attempts were made to move them,
"The aperature was too small tor
as to get them out successfully so
same one went in and rolled blankets
tmiier them. It was three hours be
fore adequate aid came,' he said.
Surviving uninjured passengers
bus.i three huge bonfires from some
of the wreckage in order to illumi
nite the'rffrkness and hasten? the res
Chippewa Falls. Wis, June 17.
This small town is going to tackle
a big proposition and its citizens will
tell you now that what they are go
ing to put over will be a howling
success. Chippewa Falls is to be
the scene of the Elks' Mardi Gras
and Historical Pageant, scheduled
for the week of June 28-July 4.
There was some trepidation wi'en
the Elks of Chippewa Falls em
barked on this undertaking, for
never before did a small city tackle
anything of such major-league pro
portions. Chippewa Falls was ad
monished that it was an undertaking
commensurate only with the facili
ties to be afforded by such cities as
Milwaukee and Chicago. But the
little municipality on the banks of
the Chippewa river had made up its
mind, and the delegates brought
home the favorable decision. The
river town has been preparing for
the festival of the Elks for many
months, and everything is reported
in readiness. Facilities have been
found to make comfortable the Elk
who travels hither from the further
most point, on the map.
To Show Growth.
The Elks' Mardi Gras and His
torical Pageant, which will begin
here in the last week of June, will
depict the birth, early struggles and
steady growth of the Wisconsin city
ou the Chippewa river; will show
the days when white pine was the
sun and center of Chippewa Falls'
interests; will depict the rough work
and play of the lumberjacks, the lat
er experiments in agriculture and
dairying and the final triumphs that '
have put Wisconsin in the limelight
as a state of great farm and dairy
possibilities and acheivements.
A. JL. .Putnam, K. B. Clark and W.
P. Cruse are members of the execu
tive committee which will have the
Mardi Gras and Historical Pasreant
under its direction. William F. Kirk,
noted writer and Elk, is also an of
ficial of the Wisconsin gathering of
his tribesmen. Miss Vera Barring
ton, a beautiful Chippewa Falls girl,
is a candidate for queen of the Elks'
Thousands to Attend.
Thousands of Elks are expected
to attend the Mardi Gras and His
torical Pageant in a few weeks. In
vitations have been sent broadcast
to the many Elks' lodges through
out the United States and Canada.
William F. Kirk, noted writer and
author of many poems appearing in
American newspapers, has written
the following three verses in honor
of the Chippewa Falls gathering of
the Elks. He has called the poem
"The Talk of the Nation."
Would you ever believe that one small
Could startle this nation from Canada
Would you ever believe Its name could
From the Golden West to the coast of
Would you dream a town could win much
And add such luster to its fair name?
Well, a town In Wisconsin claims that
And Chippewa Falls Is this wonder town!
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. I i i .m I Vjfefe-.l I I i
In the last week of June and first of July
From the land's far ends they wilt flock
Each Elk In the land will act as an arent
For this Elks' Mardi Oras Historical
Each Elk in the land will read the story
Of one little town winning gobs of glory!
For never since Adam was Eden's king
Has one small town done so big a thing!
Tea, from Golden West to Maine's rocky
The talk of the nation is Chippewa Falls.
In the years to come they will tell and
How one little city won fame over night!
In the years to come this brave little town
Will shine as a pattern of civic renown!
And you're coming here, too, to boost and
For the biggest event of the current year!
Bill Passes Senate
(Continued From Fage One.)
sion men. The secretary of agricul
ture is given the .power to gather
and compile information concerning
the packers and stockyards and to
investigate their practices and man
agement. How They Voted.
The roll call on final passage of
the house bill follows:
For Republicans: Borah, Bur
sum, Capper, Cummins, Curtis,
Ernst, Frelinghuystn, Gooding, Har
rcld, Johnson, Jones (Washington),
Kcnyon, LaFollette, Lenroot, Lodge,
Nelson, Nicholson, Norris, Oddie,
McCormick, McCumber, McNary,
Poindexter, Shortridge, Spencer,
Sterling and Sutherland 27.
Democrats: Ashurst, Caraway,
Gerry, Glass, Harris, Heflin, Jones
(New Mexico), Kendrick, Myers,
Overman, Owen, Pittman, Sheppard,
Swanson, Trammel, Walsh (Mas
sachusetts), Walsh (Montana), and
Watson (Georgia) 18.
Against Republicans: Brandegee,
famiirnii "Dill in orham Prlap PVr-
IJ V... Vf-T '
iicitu, rvcyca, ivuua, .uxiicdUi iicw,
Phipps, Smoot, Wadsworth, Warren
(Indiana) and Weller IS.
Democrats: Broussard, Dial, King,
Stanley, Underwood and Williams 6.
1417 Douglas Street
Out After 5,000 New Customers I
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Men's Fine Worsted Suits!
Popular Cheeks and Iridescent Fabrics
$5 Down Payment Is All We Ask
These clever suits are style thor
oughbreds, finely tailored, all sizes
never again such a suit buying oppor
tunity. ETery Suit TForth Double This Prlet
Pact With Britain
Writes That Such an Alliance
Might Be Disas.
Paris, June 17. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Raymond Poincare
former president of France, writing
in the Kevue ues ueux wonaes
concerning an alliance between Great
Britain and France which has been
discussed in poltiical circles for the
past several weeks, said:
"Such an alliance might have the
gravest consequences at some future
date, and upon which some day war
or peace might hang, can only be
oehnitcly decided upon after mature
"We are friends of Japan but
England is the ally of the Mikado's
government. Tomorrow a thousand
questions may arise in the Pacific
between the United States and Japan
which would intensify racial strife.
"How far would England be
drawn m by her alliance? Nobody
can say. It is then our duty to pre
serve our liberty, so as not to be
ourselves involved in entanglements."
Midwest Cuts Oil Prices
Casper, Wyo., June 17. The Mid
west Refining company and the
Ohio Oil company this morning re
duced the price of all grades of Wyo
ming crude oils 10 cents a barrel,
making the second cut within a week
and the fifth this year. Posted prices
today were brought to the lowest
level in over four years. si
Labor Votes to Support
Fight of Meat Cutters
(Continued From face One.)
tablished headquarters at a local
hotel, where representatives of the
mine workers from all sections of the
country were gathering. Practically
all the executive board members of
the organization were reported to he
in the city.
Lewis boomers were active
throughout the day canvassing the
various delegations, but up to tonight
owing to the strict secrecy being
maintained, it was impossible to get
any accurate estimate as to the prob
able voting strength that had been
mustered by the mine workers'
That the mine workers' delegation
is split on the candidacy of Lewis
was learned tonight wheu Frank
Farrington, president of the Illinois
district of mine workers, announced
that he would not support the miners'
chief. He also declared that two
other delegates were against Lewis
and would cast their votes against
him if he decided to run.
Virginia for Gompers.
An interesting sidelight on the
possible election contest developed
today with the arrival of J. B.
Clinedinst of Newport News, Va.,
representing the Virginia state Fed
eration of Labor.
He said that -he had been sent here
by his federation to cast its single
vote for Mr. Gompers.
The Virginia federation, Clinedinst
said, had originally decided not to
send a delegate because of the ex
pense. When newspaper reports
reached the organization's officials
that Gompers hight be opposed, he
said, "they instructed me to reach
Denver as quivk'y as possible with
lone votj ot V lrginia.
inc leacration also received a
telegram from the Washington (D.C.)
central labor council urging the re
election ot i'resident uonipers as a
reply to the "outside influences that
are attempting to disrupt the labor
movement and endeavoring to under
mine and destroy its leaders."
Refunding of Debt
(Continued Prom rage One.)
issue bonds against the allied bonds
and sell the American bonds to in
vestors. The administration plan, however
so far as it has been disclosed up to
date, contemplates the sale of the
allied bonds themselves to investors
without guarantee. The object would
be to make them attractive invest
ments, which is one reason for in
creasing the interest rate to take
care of the international arrears.
The British debt will be the first
one refunded, negotiations to this
end having recently been resumed
between the treasury and the British
embassy. There would have been
considerable criticism, however, had
the administration proceeded to re
fund the loans without specific
authority of congress and Secretary
Aiellon advised tne president that
the authority of the Liberty bond
acts is insufficient to carry out the
W hether German indemnity bonds
will appear in the American market
is a subject of discussion. The
French government proposes to is
sue bonds against the German bonds
and the French bonds doubtless will
materialize here as security for loans
by American financiers or as securi
ties offered directly to American in
Holt County Expects
Bumper Grain Crop
O'Neill, Neb., June 17. (Special.)
Yield of small grain in Holt coun
ty this jrear will be heavier than for
many years, according to present
prospects. The condition of spring
and winter wheat, oats and rye, is
declared to be 100 per cent by ex
perts and nothing now but a heavy
hail storm, something practically
unknown in the ccunty, can prevent
a bumper crop.
Cutting of rye will begin next
week. The first cutting of alfalfa in
all sections of the county has been
completed, a heavy yield being re
ported. Corn also is in excellent con
dition and as far advancd, owing
to the early spring, as in southern
Nebraska. Abundant rains at the
right time, fallowed since by fre
quent showers, with the hot days
and warm nights, make ideal corn
John Neihardt to Become
Nebraska Poet Laureate
Lincoln, June 17. (Special.)
John G. Neihardt will officially be
come Nebraska's poet laureate at
11 tomorrow. He arrived in Lin
coln at 6 this evening.
Exercises for Neihardt will he
held at the state university. E P.
Brown, former president of the Uni
versity of Nebraska board of regents,
will represent Governor McKelvie in
notifying Mr. Neihardt of his ap-
Pertaining to Summer Coolness
Sale of White
$2.50 a pair
White for summer and
white of such an excep
tional quality for two dol
lars and a half. Pure
thread silk to the top, with
garter tops and double
soles. They will have an
instant appeal at Satur
day's new price.
Attractive floral and con
ventional designs in colors
that will wash well, 36
and 40-inch voiles that are
really exceptional for Sat
urday's price, 25c a yard.
n Jul: J
Is made by Kayser of
washable silk in Milanese
quality. It is sixteen-but-ton
length and has double
tipped fingers. The price,
$3.25 a pair.
of Angora for
Orange, P e k i n blue,
brown, French blue, tan,
white and black, $2.50 a
The Silk Shop
Dry cold ajr storage at a
cost of three per cent of
your valuation. We shall
be glad to discuss remod
eling of your furs, to be
completed during the sum
Vests in all
The various styles and
qualities we offer are all
dependable. Vests In cot
ton, 50c each, in lisle, 65c
to $1, mercerized, $1 to
$1.75, silk jersey, $2.50 to
$6.25 and athletic styles,
$1.25 to $2.
rAn attractive price to pay for a sum
mer frock, especially where a selection
as varied as our present one is offered
for your approval.
White, flesh, cornflower, blue, cerise
and orchid organdy trimmed with
pleated frills, yarn embroidered, vel
vet ribbons and quaint flowers. Dotted
Swiss frocks in a vivid cool green,
orchid or pink combined with organdy
in many ways. Pink or blue voile with
banding of creamy filet and hand
drawn work. Your only difficulty will
be selection, for there will be any num
ber to tempt you.
Unusual Frocks for $25
Apparel Section Third Floor
Imported extra heavy Jap
anese pongee silk, 33
inches wide, will be ton
sale Saturday for $1.19 a
Woven or printed stripes
in many original patterns,
32-inch madras, 50c a yd.
At a Saving
The most fashionable of
summer pumps at this low
price Saturday. Four
style of gray suedes, one
and two straps, Louis and
baby French heels. Pat
ent leather single strap
with gray quarter. Bronze
kid with two straps and
Louis heels. Gray bronze
oxfords with black trim
mings and low flat heels.
(Sizes are exceptionally
good in most of the numbers).
on Summer Silks
Bring economies that are of interest. We
have gone through our entire stock and
taken out all of the short pieces and odd
numbers. These have been repriced to a
point where the values are exceptional.
White Sport Silks
Foulards, Taffetas, Pongees
are included in Saturday's sale.
ft Desirable New
Arrow and Eagle makes
in madras, crepes, and
percales. Soft cuff
styles, all new. Pat
terns you'll enjoy wear
ing. ft DelparkSoft
Collars for 35c
Chamberlain, La Salle,
Astor, Harvard, Copley,
Biltmore, 35c or three
ft Wash Neckwear,
35c; three for $1.
Tubular fibre ties at
this price. Other at
tractive wash neckwear,
50c, 75c and $1.
Reduced to this price
for Saturday. Universal
and Faultless makes.
Sizes 15 to 20.
ft Handkerchiefs of
Pure Irish Linen,
35c; three for $1.
Large size, good linen,
by the dozen only $3.75.
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