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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 23.
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xMay Blast
Irish Peace
Tension in London on Eve of
Lloyd Gcorge-De Valera
Conference Near Break
ing Point.
yBoth Sides Are Silent
By Th AaaortBtrd Prem.
London, July 13. A conversation
vhich, it is hoped, may mark the
last act of one phase of Ireland's
troublous history and serve as a
prelude to the long-sought peace in
the island is to take place in the
. dingy old cabinet room in Downing
street tomorrow. The British prime
minister, Mr. Lloyd George, and the
Irish republican leader, Eamonn De
Valery, will meet in an effort to clear
the stage for holding a "three-party"
peace conference in which Great
Britain, Sinn Fein and Ulster will
endeavor to compose their differ
ences. One of the most convincing indi
cations of the reality of the hope that
the meeting will result successfully
is the reluctance of both sides to
i discuss the details of the session.
Both parties feel that the situation is
so dlicate that a single unfortunate
word might jeopardize the entire
Both sides are silent, j et both
ides have "propaganda mills" fully
Both Camps Active.
. But while there was little word
for the public the eve of the con
ference saw intense activity in both
crinps. The premier reviewed the
situation with a large staff of ad
visers at his home, while Mr. De
Yakra spent the day and evening
in consultation, with Arthur Griffith
;.nd other aides accompanying him,
cs well as with many London parti
sans. The bishops of Southwark
and Portsmouth were among the
' oilers at the West End hotel,
where the Irish delegation lias estab
lished headquarters.
The government unofficially
sought to encourage the idea today
that Mr. De Valera's party had al
ready been in close touch with the
premier, even suggesting that mem
bers of the party had been at
Chequers Court during the after
l oon. but Mr. De Valera's sectetary
stoutly denied that there had been
any such conference. The only con
tact of any sort between the two
parties, it is asserted, was the pre
mier's letter suggesting the hour of
meeting. and the Irish leader's reply '
agreeing. v . '.' ' -' ' " :
i- Search for Barstow
Murderer Is Given
Up By State Police
- Lincoln. July 13. (Special.) Gus
Hyew. state sheriff, announced that"
the last clue to the murder of Adrian
Barstow. wealthy Lincoln bachelor,
here this winter had been run down
a;id failed to materialize.
The Barstow murder is Lincoln's
greatest 1921 mystery up to date.
Barstow attended a public dance
and at midnight was seen in a cafe.
At 12:45 his parents heard his latch
key turn in the front door. Then
they heard two shots followed by,
tvo. sharp, indistinguishable words.!
l-oolii'g out the front window they 1
f.w a man riding away on a bicycle, j
They found their son shot to death
;i the porch. .
Clues to the murder have carried
officers to California. The family
has offered a big reward for the
Barstow "s money and watch were
found in his pockets.
Farmers Badly in Need
Of Better Credit System
Washington. Juiy 13. The great
est aid congress can give agriculture
would be in "helping the farmer to
cet credit so he can hold his stuff
oil the markets and not dump it all
at onci, Maurice McAulttt, president
Jei tlje Kansas Farmers' union said
tOdav, before the congressional eom-
mission investigating farm condi
i tions. ReDresentative Strong, re-
publican, Kansas, suggested creation
of a federal system of short time
rural credits.
; "
Oklahoma Man Whipped
And Tarred and Feathered
Enid. Okl.. July 13. Walter Bill
ings, wealthy real estate dealer and
theater owner, was taken from his
automobile in a street here last night
conveyed to a secluded spot several
miles from town and whipped and
tarred and feathered by a party of
masked men. He was then returned
to town and set free, clad only in
his trousers.
Billings reported the affair imme
diately to the police, but efforts to
identify the assailants have failed.
Independent Steel Firms
Announce Wage Slash
Youngstown. O.. July 13. The
Brier Hill Steel company, an inde-j
ondent steel company, normaHy
employing about 10,000 men. today
annonced a reduction in wages which
will bring common labor from 36
cents to 30 cents an hour. The re
duction, effective July 16. follows
similar' cuts announced yesterday by
the Sharon Steel Hoop company and
the Republic Iron and Steel com
Seamen Suffocated -
New York, July 13. Three sea-
M men were suffocated and two others
overcome by fumes while the Italian
steamer Mmcico was being fumi
gated today at its nier in the North
Harvey Jolts British
Golfers by Playing
Game Without Coat
Chirac Trlbaaa Cabta, Caprrltat. Jtl.
i London, July 13. Ambassador
I Harvey, who first jolted British
conventions by wearing a top hat
while riding in a Ford automobile
in Hyde park, hit them another wal
lop yesterday by playing golf with
out a coat because of the heat wave
at the Hangar Hill course.
British golfers, who cling to their
Iwavy golfing jackets in all weath
cis, looked partly envious and partly
disapproving, but none followed his
example. .
Colonel Harvev is now wondering
whether the foreign office will cont
ain to Washington, demanding his
Chicago Lands
Of Elks Order
Nebraska Delegation Enjoying
Hospitalty of Coast City
Beaches and Movies
Favorite Pastime.'
Los. Angeles. July 13. Chicago
was selected as the location of the
permanent headquarters of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks by the grand lodge of the order
here today.
With the grand lodge headquar
tcrs cut and dried for Chicago and
the 1921 reunion cinched for At
lantic City, the Nebraska and kin
dred delegates to the present con
vention generally gave themselves
over to enjoying the hospitality of
southern California. Playing the
reaches and picture studios was the
favorite pastimes of the day. while
a large number of the lady Elks
made the boat jaunt to Catalina Isl
ands for a day of fishing and ex
ploration of the sea gardens. There
were some seasick lassies in town
afterward, too.
Smith Makes Speech.
Former Mayor Ed P. Smith is
being vigorously sought by the local
ptess for interviews on business
conditions in Omaha and Nebraska
ar. compared with those on the Pa
cific slope, but the ex-mayor is
holding out in order to shoot his
w hole speech at tonight's Nebraska
banquet at the famous Cafe Roma
Harry McConnon, one of the
Lrave boys of 39 and proprietor of
the Keystone oyster bar in Omaha,
is the lion of the dav, with his
$10,000 Elks' pearl, on which he
pretty nearly broke his" teeth while
eating some of his, own deep sea
fruit back home last fall. This is
being heralded as the original Elks'
pearl, being of the purest purple and;
white. Mayor Cryer of Los An
geles, who is a Bill and a native of
Ord, Neb., and Chief of Police Jones
are in charge of the McConnon
pearl, which is being heavily
guarded. There is some talk of the
grand lodge taking it over for the
official archives in the new head
quarters at Chicago.
Moses P. O'Brien, leading knight
of the Omaha lodge and past ex
alted ruler of the Walla Walla
lodge, joined Delegate Judge Willis
G. Scars in a friendly attack on the
cut and dried victory of Chicago
and Atlantic City, but quit that job
this morning. Omaha, 39, is satis
fying itself by making Los Angeles
look twice at the boys from the
Comhusker state. The Omaha Elks'
band has serenaded everything in
southern, California except the in
fine asylums and the penitentiaries.
Ovation Given New Ruler.
The antlered herd browsed upon
red, white and blue fields of rhetoric
when William M. Mountain, elected
as grand exalted ruler, led the 57th
annual convention into new pastures
of Americanism. The new leader, in
an impassioned speech of accept
ance, rededicated the lodge to the
preservation of the highest ideals for
which the stars and stripes stand.
An ovation, unusual even in grand
sessions of the fraternity, greeted the
leader and his popularity was attest
ed by a ride upon the shoulders of a
number of fellow lodgemen through
the cheering mass of the thousands
;of delegates.
His election was un
In "addition to the officers whose
selection had been announced, the
following vere named:
Grand tiler. Albert E. Hill. Soar-
'tanburg. S. C; grand inner guard,
Louis R. Yourtre, Hagerstown, Md.;
j member board grand trustees five-
I year term, Robert A. Gordon, At-
jianta, Ga.
Head Brakeman Charged
With Murder of Engineer
El Paso, Tex., July 13 F. Earl
Stirman, head brakeman of the Gal
veston, Harrisburg & San Antonio
railway train on which Engineer W.
H. Bohlman was mysteriously killed
on July 8. was held on a charge of
murder after a preliminary ' hearing
at Alpine. Tex., this afternoon, ac
cording to dispatches received at the
local offices of the road. Stirman
gave bond and was released, accord
ing to reports.
House Committee to Prohe
Second-Class Postal Rates
Washington, July 13. The house
conl'mitt( v0'ted today to
investigate for itself the whole ques
tion of second-class postal rates. A
subcommittee for the purpose was
named consisting of Representative
Ramsier, Iowa; Hardy, Colorado,
and Kelly. Pennsylvania, republicans,
and Bell, Georgia, and Parish, Texas,
Steamer Reported Sunk
Nome. Alaska, July 13. The
schooner Gertrude, bound from Nome
to Siberian coast points, was wreck
ed in a gale off East Cape, five days
ago, and is a total loss, according to
a message received here from the
coast guard cutter Bear. The crew
is returning to Nome on the Bear.
Is Protest
On Pardon
Frank A. Peterson Quits as
Assistant U. S. Attorney
As Result of Release
Of Matters.
Sense of Justice Shocked
In protest against the Matters par
don Frank A. Peterson resigned yes
terday as assistant United States at
torney. Peterson served during the term of
Tom Allen of Lincoln, United States
attorney retired, who blocked efforts
I to pardon the wealthy Omaha lawyer
convicted ot violation of the national
banking laws.
Peterson's letter to Attorney
General Daugherty follows:
"The Attorney General,
"Washington, D. C.
"Sir: Thomas H. Matters was
tried twice and twice found guilty by
a jury of his peers and his second
conviction was upheld by the Cir
cuit Court of Appeals of this circuit.
My own sense of justice, as well as
that of most people of this state, has
been distinctly outraged by his par
don after bis serving but 44 days of
a five-year term, persons in more
humble circumstances and withless
powerful influences at their com
mand have almost uniformly been
compelled to serve a much larger
portion of their term before the par
doning power has been invoked by
the Department of Justice.
"To ray way of thinking the ma
jesty of the law has suffered very
greatly, and the. people who believe
that improper influences are used in
such cases will have received by this
action another most powerful argu
ment. "Under the circumstances I can
not continue any longer with the
Department of justice, and, there
fore, respectfully tender my resigna
tion and request its acceptance forth
with." Peterson intends to resume hi
law practice.
To Look Up Case.
J. C. Kinsler, the new United
States attorney, yesterday would not
say what he intended to do concern
ing the two indictments still, stand
ing against Matters.
"I have not- had time to look up
the cases yet. All I can say is that
I will be governed by instructions
from Washington,", was -his state
ment ,
He intimated there -was a long
time until the October term of fed
eral court in which to make his de
cision. Postal Inspector Coble yesterday
voiced his sentiments in regard to
the Matters pardon.
It is the most depressing- thing
that has come to federal officials in
a long time," he said.
Sympathy for Luebben.
Coble recently returned from Sut- j
ton and Harvard, Neb., the neigh
borhood where reside most of the
losers in the failure of the Bank of
Sutton, in which Matters and M. L.
Luebben were involved.
Considerable sympathy has grown
up there for Luebben, who is still in !
the federal prison at Leavenworth, j
he said.
"Luebben was the most valuable
witness the government had in its
prosecution of Matters. It isn't fair
to have him remain in prison while
Matters is out," declared Coble.
Ade Scouts Attempt
To Connect Name With
De Luxe Boo?e Runners
Oik-ago Tribune-Omaha, Bc Leased Wire.
Chicago, July 13. Uncle Sam's
attempt to connect him with pur
chase ' of liquor from the Walsh
gang of "de luxe booze runners" was
ridiculed by 'George Ade, humorist
and playwright. Mr. Ade's name
was on a list of "customers' found
in the Chicago headquarters of the
"I don't know Walsh, never knew
him and never bought liquor ' of
him," said Mr. Ade. at his farm home
at Brook, Ind.
Walsh and his wife, who are un
der arrest in- Detroit, will be re
turned to Chicago July 20, federal
agents announced.. In the mean
time officials were searching for the
hiding place of a complete set of
books, which it is asserted give the
names of patrons of the ring.
French to Make Changes
, In Sileeian Personnel
Berlin. luly 13. (Bv The Asso
ciated Press.) The Acht Uhr Ab
endblatt says it learns that it has
been decided to recall the French
General Lerond, head of th$ inter
allied commission in upper Silesia
end to make a radical change in the
French personnel in Silesia. This
was decided upon, according "to the
newspaper, after objections were
made by Great Britain and Italy in
view of the reports of their mem
bers on -4he inter-allied commission.
General Lerond's successor is to be
a civilian, it was said.
Two Killed in Airplane
Crash at Honolulu Field
Honolulu, July 13. Major Sheldon
H. Wheeler, commandant of Duke
field, the army air base here, and
Sergeant Thomas A. Kelly were
killed today when their airplane
crashed a moment after taking off
for a practice flight. The machine
dropped, but 50 feet the gasoline
tank exploding and covering the
men with the burning fluid when it
struck the ground.
Major Wheeler's home was in
Learned Congressmen
Pause in Work to Hear
Views of 'Just a Kid
Washington, July 13. Congress
men, deep in discussions involving
millions and filled with the views of
wiseacres, paused for a moment to
hear what "just a kid' had to say
about it.
Members of the house committei;
concerned with the affairs of the
District of Columbia, heard Jimmie
Bradley. IS. of Washington, tell why
the children want appropriations to
continue nature study in the schools.
Armed with letters of approval
from President Harding, General
Pershing and many other notables,
Jimmie. who was foreman of the
John Burroughs club jury which re
cently decided the White House owls
might live, told the committeemen
that the study of birds and trees and
animals filled "any regular fellow
with a sense of justice." '
It was the first time, so far as the
oldest members remember, that a
youngster had a hearing before a
congressional committee.
Heat Wave Grips
Mid-West States;
Crops in Danger
Iowa and Illinois Cities Report
Temperature Over 100 Mark
, Five Die of Prostra
tion -in Chicago.
('hie Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
Chicago, July 13. The mid-west
Mississippi valley states are in the
grip of a heat wave, that not only is
taking lives and daily, establishing
new temperature records, but that
threatens to seriously blight the
various crops. Reports frcm Iowa.
Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and
Minnesota showed temperatures
ranging around the 100 mark, and
in a number of instances the mer
cury had passed that point.
In Wisconsin, Iowa and other
scattered rural communities, day
time work on farms has been sus
pended and fields are being tilled and
crops harvested by moonlight. Opin
ion was unanimous that the torrid
wave was hastening the maturity of
the con crop and that production,
unless relief comes immediately,
will fall far below expectations. -
Temperatures in Iowa have. been
steadily ascending for the last four
days, reaching their climax Tuesday
end today. In Clinton the mercury
passed the 100 degree mark - early
today. ' Burlington established a
new heat record at 101 degrees.
Davenport, recording 101 degrees,
reported its hottest day in 10 years.;
Illinois was getting the, same dose, !
with a high humidity pressing down
as, the temperature rose. At Dixon
a new mark was established at 104,-
while Springfield, Rock Island, Mo-
lme, Champaign. Kockford anq a
score of other down-state cities re
ported temperatures above the 100
mark. ' ,
Five more persons succumbed to
the heat here today, as the mercury
in fhe government thermometer
again passed the 90 mark, with the
humidity heavier than at any time
during- the recent wave. The
weather man held that no relief was
in., sight.
Arrest on Wedding
Day Not Sufficient
Cause for Damages
It is pretty tough to be thrown
in jail on your wedding day, a jury
in district court admitted yesterday.
But, they held, a railroad company
is not responsible it one of its em
ployes causes such unpleasantness.
Only 15 minutes , in a sweltering
jury room were required for the men
to reach their decision in the $25,000
damage suit of Mrs. Myrtle Deering,
1013 Pierce street against the Mis
souri Pacific and the federal railroad
administration. . ,
Mrs. Deering was en route to Kan
sas City to be married November
5. 1919. She was greeted at the
station, not by her fiance, Will Hol
lar, but by a detail from the police
She allegcd'her arrest was caused
by a railroad brakeman. who sus
pected her of having kidnaped a
Kansas City child. She explained
that he obtained his impression when
she left her orphan niece and nephew,
whom she had adopted, with rela
tives in Plattsmouth.
Yukon Faces Drought
to That In U. S.
Dawson, Y. T July 12. The en
thusiasm of the wets in the Yukn
over the big vote on Monday in fa
vor of importation of liquor was
dampened tday, when it wa? learned
the United States already had en
forced an embargo on all liquor
shipments through hs territonv All
transportation routes into the Yu
kon cross American territory in
Alaska. ' . . -
Canadian Pacific railway officials
at Skagway notified George P. Mc
Kenzie. chief executive of the Yu
kon territory, that only shiplnents
which arrived n the steamer at
Skagway today would . be allowed
to go forward.
Mr. McKenzie said that unless
permission from the United 'States
authorities could be btained, the
Yukon would be cut off from its
liquor supply. . -
Earl of Bandon, Kidnaped
By Sinn Feiners, Is Freed
Cork. July 13. The earl of Ban
don. who was kidnaped by Sinn Fein
ers early on the' morning of June 21,
was brought back to Bantry last
night by his captors. The aged earl,
for whose safety there had . been
some concern at various times, was
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House Runs Under
High Pressure on
Tariff Measure
Representative Green of Iowa
Defends Provisions of Bill
Against Attacks of
-Washington, July 13. The house
ran under high pressure today and
tonight in its consideration of the
Fordney tariff bill, in anticipation of
concluding the general debate tomor
row. ' Outstanding in the discussion was
a defense of the bill by Representa
tive Green of Iowa, ranking repub
lican on the ways and means com
mittee, who contended that it would
not result in a reduction of Amer
ican trade and a criticism of several
of its provisions by Representative
Carew of New York, a democratic
member of the committee.
Mr. Carew attacked the Ameri
can valuation policy embodied in the
bill and incidentally he declared that
the country's interest in the tariff was
lagging fo the point where it no
longer regarded congressional action
on the measure in a serious manner.
Representative Hawley of Oregon,,
another republican member of the
committee, read statistics ' to show
that 80,000 farmers had left the land
in the last decade and inquired
whether it was not time to let them
know that the "government was in
terested in their problems. He cited
the agricultural schedule as an ex-
ample of practical aid.. .
,The possible effect the rates would j
have on the war-built merchant ma-!
rino was touched on. Representative
Kmchelo, democrat Kentucky, m-!
quirea wneiner xne repuDiican pany
was going to kill the fleet again.
No ships could continue in opera
tion if they 1 were able to handle
cargoes oniy outbound, he contend
ed, explaining that the "prohibitive
rates" drawn by the republicans
would have that result
The republicans were also taken
to task by Representative Huddles
ton of Alamaba for what he de
scribed as a willingness on their part
to "open the treasury to the rail
roads again." The party leaders, he
decUred, appeared not to be con
tent with "the raids allowed by the
transportation act" and would not
refuse the "unlimited demands which
the railroads now are making."
"We have the spectacle," he con
tinued "of the president practically
directing the senate not to pass the
soldier jlonus bill We will also have
the spectacle, if the party follows the
White House direction, of giving
not 1 cent to the soldiers, but mil
lions to the railroads."
Overalls Replace $100 Suits
"And Expensive Silk Shrts
Chicago," July 13. More evidence
that the war is over. Overalls are
coming into style again. . Oscar
Berrnan. chairman of the executive
board of the LTnion Garment Manu
facturers' association, in session here.
said mat tne demand tor overalls
is growing. . Suits that cost $100,
and silk shirts that cost $25 are go
ing out of style, he said.
"Overalls will be worn in conven
tional shades of blue and tan, he
said. "And they will be cheaper.
They will retail al about 40 per cent
of what they did last year, when the
demand was not nearly je heavy."
( OF THIS AWFUU feat-feblS
Cause and Effect
(Ooi7fUhl: 19J1: By The Chleace Tribune I'
Rainbow Division
To Hold Meeting!
Second Annual Convention of
. Famous Outfit on at
Cleveland, O., July 13. The Rain-1
j Low division, one of the most famous
American divisions that participated j
in the world war, will open its second j
annual convention here tomorrow.
Several thousand are expected to at
tend the three-day event The Cleve
land chapter will entertain 25 wound
ed Rainbow men still in hospitals.
The division was recruited from 26
states.- The infantry regiments came
from New York, Ohio, Alabama and
Iowa, the artillery from Indiana,
Illinois and Minnesota. After train
ing at Camp Mills, Long Island, the
division sailed for France in October
of 1917, the fourth division to arrive.
After three months of intensive
training in France the men went into
the trenches near Baccarat From
then , on it was continuous heavy'1
righting and hardships, at Champagne
where the division way a .stone wall
against the great German offensive,
from there to ; Chateau Thierry
salient, and then followed St. Mihiel
where in two days over 2.000 prison
ers were taken. The division was
engaged in two important phases of
the great Argonne-Meuse offensive
and finally ended up at Sedan on
November 7.
From December, 1918, to April,
1919, its members were in the army
of occupation and finally arrived
home in Mav, 1919.
Col. M. A. f inley of Council Bluffs,
la., is president of the division or
ganization. , , ; ' '
Ww Stm-lr Pnnl Roailv
For Business by July 18 '
Chicago, July 13. Everett C.
Grown, president of , the National
Live Stock exchange, announced to
day that the $50,000,000 live stock
pool will be in operation July 18.
"The delay in getting started,"
said Mr. Brown, "has been due. to
arranging -to make the advances to
the pool by subscribing banks eli
gible for rediscount at the federal
reserve banks. '
"This has been accomplished and
M. L. McClure, a live stock com
mission man, banker and ex-president
of the National Live Stock ex
change, will be in charge of the cor
poration " with offices in Chicago."
Woman Who Sued Roosevelt
Estate Placed Under Arrest
Hillsdale. Ind.. July 13. Mrs. Em
ma Burkett of Hillsdale was arrested
here early this morning on a charge
of forgery preferred against her in
New York by George E. Roosevelt,
executor- of the estate of the late
Theodore Roosevelt Mrs. Burkett
had presented a claim to the estate
of the former president for $69,000
on a note which she declared he had
endorsed. She was removed to New
port. Ind.
Oil Fire Under Control .
Casper, Wyo., July 13. Firemen
bronght under control the fire which
last night damaged another huge oil
tank of the Midwest Refining com
pany's tank farm near here. The
damage was estimated at $50,000. The
tank is the ninth owned by the com
pany to be struck by lightning in
the la.-t 30 days.
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Cherry County
Rancher Held for
Sister's Murder
Living Room of House Spat
tered With Blood Broth
er. Blames Death on
" ". Horse.. .
Yalentiuc, Neb., July 13. Details
of what county authorities declare
was one of the most shocking mur
ders in the history of Cherry county
were made public at the sheriff's
office following the arrest in Elmo.
Mo., of ' J. B." Bailey, homesteader
near Bailey, in the southwestern part
of this county.
Bailey and his sister, Mrs. C L.
Ferry, a widow, lived alone in the
small rinch house. He reported that
his sister had been kicked to death
by a horse and left immediately for
Missouri with the body. ; ;
.Sheriff Hahan and Deputy Sheriff
O'Rourke. made att investigation but
could find no evidence of the woman
having been killed in the barn, where
her brother said the accident took
place. An investigation of the house,
the officers declare, showed that the
living room had been a shambles and
that the sister had" fought bravely
for her life. The' walls, floor and
door were -spattered with blood, they
say, and the ; floor showed evidence
of ' haviug been hurriedly scrubbed
to remove the blood. ;
While searching the premises a
15-gallon still, eight gallons, of corn
whisky and 35 gallons of mash were
found.. The sheriff offers a theory
that Bailey killed his. sister while un-
. der the induence of his own manu
factured whisks.
Bailey was arrested at Elmo and
Sheriff Hahan has left to bring him
back for trial.
Cox, "Newspaper Publisher,
Is a Caller . at .White ' House
Washington, Juiy '13. James M.
Cox, "a newspaper publisher of Day
ton, O.," was a caller at the White
House today .when a high-backed
"editorial. chair," presented to Presi
dent Harding by . more than 600
fellow newspaper editors, was added
to the furnishings of the presidential
study. . The chair was made of wood
from the famous old schooner Re
venge, captured from the British on
Lake Champlain during the revolu
tionary war, and was presented
through a committee headed by
Ernest F. Birmingham of the , Fourth
Estate. " v ; . ,
Senator Capper ' of Kansas, pub
lisher of the Topeka Capital, was se
lected to make the . presentation
speech in behalf of the Committee of
75 which came to the White House.
The Weather
Fair and continued warm' Thurs
day. Hourly Temperatures.
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Legion Will
Fight For
Bonus Bill
Organization to Continue Drive
. For Compensation Without
Change in Provisions,
Commander Says.
Senate to Vote Frida
Bjr The Aaaorlateal rim.' ' V
Indianapolis, July 13. The Aiutr
icari Legion will-fight on Cor ad.
justed compensation without change
ir the provision of its present pro
gram, following the message of
President Harding to the senate
vrging delayed action, John G. Em
cry, national commander, said, in a
statement issued from national head
quarters here today. .
"The sudden alarm, which appar
ently has swept over government
officials, lest, through adjusted com
pensation, the United States treas
ury be. so depIctJd as to mean na
tional calamity, will cause no reces
sion of our activity to bring about
such measures of civil Ve-establish-tnent
and material readjustment as
we believe to be for the best inter
est of the country itself." Mr. Em
ery declared.
"Our claims ,for adjusted com
pensation were not made until, by a
careful study, the contentions of our
ex-service '. men .were ascertained,
which, beyond any doubt, justify
every provision set forth in the ad
justed compensation bill," he said.'
Cost Overestimated.'
"I believe that Secretary Mellon
vastly overestimates the cost i
such provision. Precedent disproves
his prediction of financial collapse if
the proposed bill passes. England
and her overseas dominions, Italy,
Trance and Belgium, enacted na
tional relief legislation and found
money thus expended a potent factor
in . stabilizing economic conditions
generally through rehabilitation of
individuals. . .
"The Legion heartily concurs with
the report of the senate finance com
mittee, which stated: 'The general
assumption that . the enactment of
this bill into law will immediately
load upon the backs of an already
excessively tax-burdened public an'
immense additional liability is un
warranted.' ' . '
"The American Legion in pressing
this measure, has fairly1 represented
the ex-service men of this country,
who "would certainly' be the last to
threaten the stability of the country
for which they offered their lives.
We earnestly believe that there has"
been too much delay already and
this belief is founded upon the ab
solute knowledge of the present
economic state of veterans, more than
500,000 thousand of whom are unem
ployed. .
Demand Equalization.
"We believe that industrial condi
tions require immediate equalization
of the economic balance between met
who fought at financial sacrifice an
the man who refrained at financial
gain, and who, if he lived frugally as
soldiers lived should . have savec
enough In flush war-wage days ' tt
tide over the present emergency. Wt
awaited patiently the passage of in
dustrial relief measures and mar;
less urgent bills. We now ask mere
ly fair consideration and equal op
portunity for those who served."
Mr. Emery today wired Senatoi
Porter J. McCumber, who has le
Tara ta Pace Two. Caltuna On.)
Wood Urged as Chief
Of New Department
Proposed in Manila
Chk-ara Tribune CaMa. OopjrlEht. ltil.
Manila, July 13. It has been .pro
posed to President Harding, through
Americans here and also through
one of his leading European am
bassadors, that a new department of
the government be organized which
will have charge of the administra
tion of all the American possession
inhabited by nonassimilable race
and of relations with dependent
It is urged that Maj. Gen. Leonard
Wood head this department after he
had straightened out affairs here. It
is suggested to make the position a
new cabinet job or else one under
the Secretary of state, co-ordinating
the work now done in the War,
Navy and other departments." In
this way it is planned to build up a
definite policy for dealing with such
peoples and to train a body of ex
perts who can corrtipete with the Ba!
fours, Curzons. Milners and Read
ings of the English in carrying out
a colonial idea.
22 States Have Laws Aimed
At Use of Foreign Tongues
Lincoln, July 13. (Special) Let
ters of inquiry to all states in the
union relative to language laws, by
Charles Reed, assistant attorney gen
eral, reveals that 22 states have laws
aimed at too widespread use of the
foreign tongues in public schools and
that attempts to gets these laws
thrown out havi Tailed. Reed is
preparing a brief defending the lan
guage law passed by the last legis
lature, which has been attacked in
Platte county.
Hammerstein's Tombstone
May Be Sold at .Auction
New York, July 13. Oscar Ham
merstein's financial difficulties .have
followed him to the grave. His
tombstone will be sold at public
auction the first week in August
unless an unpaid balance due on the
monument is forthcoming before
that time. The claim against the
imnre sarin' widow . for. SI SM iti
to the monument company has been
approved by the Bronx supreme
court, which authorized the auctic
unless the amount is paid .
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