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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 45.-
Coiali Calls for Co-Op eration
la Carrying Out Most
Drastic Economies Ever
Urges Army Reduction
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
Clili'tiaro Trlhune-Omtilia Ilea I.nad Wire.
Washington, Aug. S. As a result
of Secretary of the Treasury Mel
lon's recommendation for increased
taxation, the senate today resounded
with clamor for tightening the gov
ernment purse strings to a degree
never before contemplated in the
Senator Borah, wl o precipitated
the debate, called for the co-operation
of the administration in carry
ing out the most drastic economies
jet suggested to restore government
expenditures to "normalcy." He
outlined these economies broadly
in the following manner:
Reduce the enlisted strength of the
army to 100,000 men, effecting a sav
- ing of $75,000,000 to $100,000,000
Suspending battleship construction,
l least until revisfcd designs can be
prepared as a result of the recent
bombing experiments, saving there
by approximately $240,000,000.
Withdraw the 14,000 American
troops now being maintained in
Germany at an expense of about
Cut the number of army officers
about one-halt, reducing the outlay
for the pay of commissioned per
sonnel about $30,000,000.
Dismiss still more officials and
clerks in the government employ.
Senator Borah's suggestion
brought about a discussion regarding
international relations generally.
Outlook Not Favorable.
Senator McKellar of Tennessee,
democrat, called attention to the fact
that the British house of commons
had just authorized four new super
dreadnaughts and inquired whether
this action augured well for results
at the coming disarmament confer
ence. Senator Borah answered that
the British could not be greatly
blamed as long as the United States
persisted in building 16 new battle
ships, but agreed that it did not
furnish a very favorable prospect of
success at the conference.
Senator Borah declared that to in-
crease taxation now would be "al-'-
most a disaster." while to merely fail
to- reduce taxes would be "deplor
'. "There is only one way to reduce
taxes and that is to reduce expendi
s tures," said Senator Borah. "And
'tVyet are-only two places where any
very substantial economies can be
made and those two places are the
army and the navy. If we are not
willing to reduce in tl ese two plac;s,
we may as well say to the country
right now, that there is no hope of
If we increase taxation and at the
(Turn to Fags Two, Column Three.)
Committee to Vote
; Washington, Aug. 5. The senate
privclcges and elections committee
will take a final vote next Tuesday,
ttnder an agreement reached today,
c.n the election contest between Sen
ator Newberry, republican, Michigan,
and Henry Ford, his democratic op
ponent, in the 1918 election.
By a straight party vote, the com
mittee today rejected democratic de
mands for examination on the wit
ness stand of Senator Newberry and
his campaign, managers and for oral
arguments of the case.
The full committee will act next
Tuesday on the report prepared by
Senator Spencer, republican, Mis
souri, chairman of the subcommit
tee, which conducted the investiga
tion. ,: This report was understood to
recommend dismissal of Mr. Ford's
Several minority reports by demo
crats giving the opposite of the re
publican findings are in preparation.
Wheen these reach the senate a bit
ter and protracted controversy is in
prospect before final action.
Widow Arrives to Witness
Execution of Hubby's Slayers
Butte, Mont., Aug. 5. Mrs.
Stephen J. Prenatt, now a resident
of Oakland, Cal., arrived here today
to witness the execution of Steve
Byrne and Theodore Chronos, con
victed of murdering her husband at
the Prenatt home here last Decem
ber. The execution is to take place
Mrs. Prcnatt said her sole purpose
in coming from California was to
vitness the execution. Evidence at
the trial of the men ina 'rated they
had broken into the residence in
tending to steal whisky.
Hail Storm Does $1,000,000
Damage in Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask., Aug. 5 Damage
estimated today at more than $1,000,
000 was caused by the hail and wind
storm which swept an area from 75
. to 100 miles east and southeast of
Eegina yesterday. Heavy loss is re
ported from Yellow Grass, Tivan,
Midale, Grenfell, Ccdoux, Rainton
t i: .
Pottery Workers Agree to
19 Per Cent Wage Reduction
Atlantic Citr, N. J., Aug. 5. A
wage reduction of 19 per cent, 10 per
cent of which is effective immediate
ly and 9 per cent in January, was ac
cepted today by the National Broth
erhood of Pottery Operative at a
conference with the Unitt States
Omaha P. 0. Uadtr
"Pussyfoot' Will .
Tell India All About
Prohibition in U. S.
London, Aug. 5. "Pussyfoot"
Johnson, American temperance
worker, sailed for India today, at
the invitation of the Anglo-Indian
Temperance association, which plans
to launch a dry campaign in the
"I am going to tell them what we
did in America," he told newspaper
men, "and it is for them to make up
their minds as to whether they will
go dry or not."
Mr. Johnson did not appear to be
daunted by the tales of India's wet
ness nor by the reputed pride which
the colonists have in their thirst.
When told that doctors agree that
alcohol is the best protection in the
worm against malaria, he said. "We
have no objection to the use of al
cohol tor medicinal purposes.
After a three months' campaign he
intends to return to England, which
ne nopes will be dry by that time.
All Reference to
T l t r
imperial L.onierence Closes
Sessions at London Report
Remarkable for What
It Does Not Tell.
By JOHN STEELE.
Chicago Tribune Cable, Copyright. 1921.
London, Aug. 5. The imperial
conference adjourned today, the last
meeting being held this morning.
The conference held its first meet
ing on June 20 and in all there were
34 sessions, at which all phases of
the imperial problems were discussed.
The secretary of the cabinet will
make public tomorrow a resume of
the work accomplished by the prime
ministers. The document is chiefly
remarkable for what it docs not dis
close. For instance, no mention is made
of Ireland, although that part of the
empire was long the subject of
anxious discussion and General
Smuts, as a representative of the
empire rather than Great Britain,
did much to bring about the present
move for peace.
Little mention is made of the
Pacific problems, although these
bulked large in the work of the con
ference. Discuss - Foreign Policy.
The document states that the con
ference devoted most of its discus
sion to foreign policy and to imper
ial defense, and that these could not
be revealed, as thev were of a con
fidential nature, being similar to
those ol the war cabinets- m 1917 and j
Referring to discussions of the
empire's foreign policy, it is stated '
that after the formal opening, the
statements! took the form of conver
sations, no formality being observed,
and unanimous discussions were re
ported on the main outline of British
Unity of action by the empire is
recommended and it is suggested
that representatives from the various
governments meet more frequently
for discussion of the problems. Be
tween meetings the home govern
ment is to act as a sort of executive
committee, but the home prime min
ister must keep in constant personal
touch with the dominion premiers
and the representatives of India.
Attend Cabinet Meetings.
An interesting innovation recorded
was the fact that the dominion pre
miers were invited to attend several
meetings of the British cabinet at
which there were discussions of sub
jects affecting the empire as a whole.
The most important of these dis
cussions was that on upper Silesia,
on which the conference was
unanimous as to the policy to be
It is also stated that the problems
of the far east and the Anglo-Japanese
alliance were fully discussed
and that President Harding's invita
tion to a disarmament conference
was warmly welcomed. The re
ports set forth briefly the hostility
of the United States toward a pre
liminary conference at London or
The matter of imperial communi
cations by air and wireless was re
ferred to the parliaments and it was
decided to retain the present air
ship arrangements, pending a deci
sion, at a cost not to exceed 1,800
pounds monthly. The imperial
wireless chain is to be completed,
each dominion providing a station
on its own territory.
Turk Ship Is Reported to
Have Left N. Y. With Guns
Athens, Aug. 5. The Greek minis
try of marine, the newspaper Hestia
says, has received advices that the
Turkish steamer Gul Djemal sailed
from New York July 13 with a cargo
of munitions for the Turkish nation
alists. Greek warships have been in
structed to hold up the steamer and
confiscate the cargo.
by Third Rail When
She Flees Chauffeur
New York, Aug. 5. A moment
after being dragged from the path
of a roaring subway express train
as she fled from a taxicab chauffeur
Miss Katherine Hogan, 24, was
electrocuted by the third rail in
Brooklyn today. The chauffeur
was arrested on a homicide charge.
Miss Hogan and two girls, com
panions, said the chauffeur had of
fered to carry them from Manhattan
free and then attempted to collect
$2.70 and the girls ran down the sub
way stairs. Miss Hogan and one
of the others leaped on the tracks
but were pursued by subway em
ployes and dragged to safety be
tween two pillars as an express sped
As she attempted to climb back
upon the platform Miss Hogan fell
on the deadly .third rai t
Math Nat I MM. at
Act at Marck 3, 1(7.
Skull Fractured When Ship
Piloted by Husband Falls
In Hopof f From Ak-Sar-Ben
Wreck Due To Small Lot
Members of the Omaha Aero club
assert that an airplane accident at
Ak-Sar-Ben field which resulted in
the probable fatal injury of Mrs.
Martha Bushman, 1329 South Thirty
second street, yesterday morning was
due entirely to the smallness of the
Mr. Bushman was piloting an air
plane which, had been given him by
bis father, W. M. Bushman. Mrs.
Bushman is the first woman to be
critically injured in any airplane ac
cident here. Bushman and his
mechanician, Clarance Eastman, es
caped serious injury.
' Engine Stalls. -
Eddie Deeds, pilot and member of
the Aero club, witnessed the acci
dent. Francis Lawrence Bushmsn,
who was piloting the plane when it
crashed, is a member of the Aero
club, and an expert pilot, Mr. Deeds
"Bushman had been tinkering
with his motor for more than a
week," said Deeds. "He thought it
was all right when he took off, but
apparently he hadn't let it get
warmed up enough before starting.
"He took, off against the wind and
was about 100 feet up when his en
gine stopped. There were but two
things for him to do: Either keep
on going straight ahead and vol
plane down or try to turn back and
land on the field. If he went straight
ahead he was taking the chance of
striking houses or trees, possibly of
killing someone in one of the houses.
He tried to turn and get back to the
field, but his flying speed was lost
and the ship nose-dived."
Will Obtain Big Field.
Earl Porter, president of the Aero
club, and R. C. Tooke, also a mem
ber of the club, agreed with Deeds
that the smallness of the field was
the cause of the accident. It would
have been a simple matter for Bush
man to glide down had the field ex
tended a reasonable distance in front
of him, they say.
"Money derived from the Aero
congress which will be held here
this fall will be used in obtaining a
big field for the city," Porter said.
"We will hold the meet on a field
at the end of the Florence boulevard,
at Twentieth and Reed Greets. It
contains 106 acres, with the river on
the north and open space on the
south, making easy landings in either
direction. VVe hope to be able to
buy the field and present it to the
Chicago Woman Held
While Police Probe
Poison Plot Mystery
Chicago, Aug. 5.--Mrs. John Dem
mer was detained in the custody of
the state's attorney's office today
while chemists analyzed the organs
of her husband's body for traces of
Demmer's body was brought here
today from its burial place in Wis
consin. It was decided to analyze
it after poison had been found in the
bodies of Fred Kolze and his wife.
After Kolze died two weeks ago,
the gossip of the neighborhood
caused the coroner to investigate.
He and the state's attorney's staff
have asked Mrs. Demmer if Mrs.
Kolze did not die of poison at a
time when she and Kolze were
friendly about eight year ago.
After Mrs. Kolze's death, the
neighbors predicted that Mrs. Dem
mer and her husband would separate.
Instead he died. Kolze's death came
shortly after he had formed a friend
ship with another woman of whom
Mrs. Demmer is said to have been
Austria Will Appeal to
Allies for Financial Aid
London, Aug. 5. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Austria will appeal to
the allied supreme council which
meets in Paris next Monday for im
mediate financial aid on the grounds
that the international scheme for re
habilitation of the remnants of the
dual monarchy has failed thus far to
This was learned today, coinci
dent with a statement by Dr. Max
imilian Bach, Austrian minister in
London, that his nation faced a crit
ical situation growing out oi the
failure to obtain loans which he said
was largely resultant from the
American policy of granting no fur
ther credits to Europe not author
ized by congress.
Payroll Bandits Escape
With $50,000 in Holdup
Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 5. The
county prosecutor's office was noti
fied today that six armed bandits
had held up the paymaster of the
Barrett Manufacturing copamny at
Shadyside, about 11 o'clock and es
caped with a payroll of $40,000 to
The paymaster, accompanied by an
armed guard of five men.was travel
ing in an automobile when the hold
Two Bandits Hold Up B. & O.
And Escape With $30,000
Greeneville, 111.. Aug. 5. Two
bandits, who boarded a Baltimore &
Ohio passenger train at Beecher
City at 9:30 o'clock last night, held
up the express messenger and es
caped at Altamont, five miles south
of Beecher Gty, with all the sealed
express .packages. It is believed the
packages contained approximately
Doctor Captures Lone
Burglar Engaged in
'Moving Out' His Home
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 5. Dr. Philip
Work last night captured a burglar
as the doctor returned to his home.
The burglar was taken by surprise
as the doctor entered the reception
room and readily surrendered, turn
ing over, to the doctor the physician's
army automatic pistol. The doctor
drove him to the sheriff's office in
his automobile, where the prisoner
divulged that an accomplice was on
the job. A deputy found the second
man still at work in Dr. Work's
home and captured him.
Dr. Work is the son of Dr. Hubert
Work, first assistant postmaster gen
eral at Washington.
To Carry Crowds
In Des Moines
Resumption of Car Service
Sought; Trainmen Leave
City in Search of
Des Moines, Aug. 5. (Special
Telegram.) The second day after
cessation of street car service found
Des Moines still struggling with the
problem of transporting its 105,000
car riders to and from their work.
Motor bus service which is being
mobilized as rapidly as possible is
yet unable to cope with the situa
tion. There are now about 50 busses
in operation on the principal routes
of traffic. They are carrying ap
proximately 5.0,000 daily, which is
scarcely 50 per cent of the require
ment. Additional busses are being rushed
into service as rapidly as possible in
spite of the refusals of the city coun
cil to meet demands of the bus as
sociation that it be given a definite
license contract that will provide
long eough operation to insure the
Merchants Hard Hit.
Retail merchants who are heavily
hit by the crippling of the transpor
tation are doing everything in their
power to sAure resumption of street
They have engaged the city coun
cil in numerous conferences and are
seeking to determine if sufficient
concessions can't be made to the
car company to obtain resumption of
The process of dissolving the car
company organization has 'gone for
ward, however, under the court's
order for suspension. All employes
for the company will be paid off next
Tuesday; The office force will be
let out by the end of the- week.
Trainmen' Seek Work.
Scores of trainmen plan to leave
the city in search of employment, it
was stated at headquarters of the
union. Recommendations by the
wholesale were issued to these men
by the transportation superintendent.
There is a possibility that the city
council may definitely settle the fu
ture affairs for the street ear com
pany by notifying the receiver that
the present franchise has been for
feited by the suspension of service
and that the tracks will be torn up
from the city's streets.
This procedure was discussed in
council meeting, but gained little
headway today. In the event that
such a policy was adopted negotia
tions for a bus franchise would have
to be put through immediately.
Youth Admits $7,000 Theft
From U. S. Mail Pouches
Butte, Mont., Aug. 5. Thefts
from United States mail sacks total
ing more than $7,000 worth of mer
chandise and extending over a pe
riod of two years were confessed to
day by Waurner Willoughby, 20, ac
cording to postal inspectors who ar
rested the youth. The thefts were
from parcel post packages, the in
Libel Proceedings Planned
To Seize Liquor Schooner
Washington, Aug. 5. Libel pro
ceedings in Mew York to obtain for
feiture of the Britisn schooner
Henry L. Marshall, seized as a
liquor smuggler, are contemplated by
the Justice department, Acting At
torney General Goff announced to- j
What's Coming Sunday
One of the good things being prepared for
Omaha and Nebraska for next Sunday is an edition
of The Bee presenting an especially attractive and
comprehensive array of interesting features. Here's
a list of some of them
"THE INFERNAL MA
CHINE," by F. Britten,
Austin, Blue Ribbon tale of
a Red, seeking" revenge,
who is tripped up by fate
and gets some of his own
"How Thousands enjoy
Omaha's Free Swimming
Pools During Sultry Sum
mer Days and Nights," in
the Retrogravure Section.
See if your picture is in
cluded among the groups
snapped at the pools.
"The Bogie of Fear,"
another installment of the
serial by Arthur Somcrs
"The Married Life of
Helen and Warren," by
Mabel Herbert Urner.
The Best . . . The Sunday Bee
AUGUST C, 1921.
To Get in Condition, He's Got to Reduce
FOR THE GREAT
IS NOW OPEN
Four Perish in
Fire in New York
Three Buildings Quickly De
stroyed in Early Morning
Disaster Seven Are
?$3cw York, Aug. 5. Four children
were bufned to death and seven
other persons were seriously injured
in an early morning fire which swept
three tenement houses in the Bronx
The dead are: Victoria Corsine,
14; Harry Corsine, 8; Edna Corsine,
30, and William Corsine, 5, all chil
dren of Julio Corsine, who lived on
the top floor of the tenement in which
the fire started. -Corsine escaped.
Andrew Taylor, his wife, Cather
ine, and their four children who
lived on the third floor of the same
tenement suffered severe burns.
Their youngest child, Herbert, is re
ported to be dying in a hospital from
Rose Fitzpatrick, -who lived with
her family on the fourth floor of this
tenement, also was severely burned.
The fire spread quickly from the
tenement in which it started to two
adjoining tenements and when fire
man reached the scene they found
more than a score of panic-stricken
women and children crowded before
the windows, crying for aid.
Aerial ladders were run up and
firemen began bringing the scantily
clad women and children down to
Bituminous Miners Will
Not Discuss Wage Reduction
Altoona, Pa., Aug. 5. The United
Mine workers of the central bi
tuminous coal fields today notified
the operators that the request for a
joint conference to discuss a wage
reduction would not be granted. The
notification stated any modification of
the wage scale would be a violation
of the present agreement fixed by
the federal bituminous coal commis
sion which is effective until next
''THE TERROR," in
which is told the story of
the capture of an unusually
ingenious criminal by, the
dent of Scotland. Yard. It
is another of the excellent
series, "The World's Great
est Detective Cases."
"When Nebraska Legis
lators Toted Guns," a
story that recalls some ex
citing events in Nebraska's
by Sterling Heilig, a story
of startling aerial accom
plishments and aerial pos
sibilities. "How to Be a Movie
Cop," by James J. Montague.
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ICopjrtttat: 1921: B7 The Chiearo Ttflnino.T
Lose in Morocco
Nador and Zeluan Keys to
Positions Are Evac
uated. Madrid, Aug. 5. Spanish forces
have suffered a severe defeat . in
northeastern Morocco, where they
have been resisting heavy attacks by
rebellious tribesmen, it is declared by
newspapers here. Advices received
by La Voz state that Nador and
Zeluan, which have been looked upon
as keys of the Spanish position before
Moliila, have been evacuated by the
Spanish troops, while another news
paper says the tribesmen are holding
5,000 Spanish prisoners for ransom.
The Moroccan situation has de
veloped a political phase here, and
King Alfonso is said to have sum
moned his advisors.
Abd-El-Krin, the mysterious
leader of the Moroccan tribesmen,
credited with having brought about
the Spanish defeat near Melilla, is
but 35 years old, says the Heraldo.
He was educated in France and
Spain, speaks several languages and
aims at the civilization of Morocco in
accordance with European ideals,
but maintaining the essentials of
Naval Blimp Escapes
After Dumping Crew
Rockaway, N. Y., Aug. 5. The
H-l, the smallest dirigible in the
United States navy, today fell on
Barren sland during a test flight,
dumped out its crew of three, and
lightened of this burden, ascended
several thousand feet for a runaway
flight north over Long Island Sound.
The crew, Pilot Lieut. Charles
Bauch of Washington, Machinist E.
A. Sullivan and Chief Aviator Rig
ger D. A. Kcnney, both of Rock-
away, fell in a swamp and escaped
serious injury, although they were
unable immediately to return to duty.
Aviation officers sad the H-l,
which met with motor trouble on a
recent trial flight, had developed the
same ailment today.
Shortly before 4 o'clock the H-l
was reported over Pclham Bay park,
at a high altitude, having journeyed
43 miles from the Rockaway nava!
air station whence the navy balloon
that last, winter journeyed into Can
ada, also made its start.
Omaha Firm Awarded $51,006
Against City of Rochester
St. Paul, Aug. 5. Federal Judge
Booth today awarded the Omaha
Structural Steel & Bridge company
of Omaha $51,006.56 against the
City of Rochester, Minn., for addi
tional compensation due it as the re
sult of building a hydro-electrical
power plant for Rochester during
the years 1917 to 1919.
The Omaha company asked for
$187,000 in addition to the $260,000
it had received from the city o the
grounds that the final structure it f
was required to build was larger
than the contract specified.
To Be Issued by Obregon
Mexico City, Aug. 5. (By The
Associated Press.) President Obre
gon shortly will issue a proclama
tion of amnesty which will apply to
all adherents of former President
Carranza now in the United States,
who recently signed a manifesto ex
pressing good will toward the pres
ent Mexican government, according
to Les Notias.
Soviet Gold Can Now Be Sent
To U. S. Via Great Britain
Washington, Aug. 5. Russian
soviet gold may now be shipped to
this country from Great Britain as a
result of a recent test case in the
British courts, the commerce depart
ment has been advised by cable by
4n;bas5ador Harvey, at Londoy
No Limit Placed on Number
Of Prescriptions When
Used for Medicinal
Washington, Aug. S. Regulations
which will permit the prescription as
medicine of a case of beer at a time
without limit to the number of pre
scriptions are understood to have
been completed by the internal rev
enue bureau and now await the de
cision of Secretary Mellon as to their
issuance. As the secretary is away
for the week-end, it was indicated
that no action could be expected he-
fore Monday and that this might be
affected by congressional enactment
of pending anti.beer legislation.
The Willis-Campbell anti-beer bill,
which is designated to correct the
enforcement act as interpreted by
former Attorney General Palmer in
the matter of medical beer, was de
bated in the senato today, but ad
journment was taken until Monday
without an agreement for a final vote
being reached. Opponents threat
ened to continue a protracted debate
of the measure.
Senator Broussard, democrat.
Louisiana, criticized the failure of
the internal revenue bureau to pro
mulgate the regulations for the pre
scription of medical beer, but Sen
ator Nelson, republican, Minnesota,
contended that, by the withholding
of the regulations, brewers had been
protected against needless loss.
Missing Chicago Banker
Hiding Near Chihuahua
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 5. From au
thentic sources it was learned here
today that a man answering the des
cription of Warren C. Spurgin, miss
ing Chicago banker, is in hiding
near Chihuahua City.
The man identified as Spurcin ar
rived in Chihuahua City on July 22
after a two days trip from Ojinaga.
He is staying with a man near Chi
huahua City who refuses to reveal
his hiding place. The man said to be
Spurgin's friend is quoted as saying
the reward for his apprehension is in
significiant. He is also quoted as say
ing there are several American detec
tives in Chihuahua City searching for
Chief of Police Eulebrio Hermo
sillo is searching for him, but as yet
he dtclarcs, he has not learned of his
Sixteen Killed in Wreck
Vladivostok, Aug. 5. In a collision
between a passenger and a freight
train today near Nikolsk 16 persons
were killed and 18 injured, among
them a few Japanese. The collision
was said to have been caused by
bands of partisans who have been
engaged in sporadic hostilities in that
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Iowa Unsettled and cooler Satur
day; thunder showers in extreme
west portion; Sunday unsettled with
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Tools and Wire Stolen From
Machine Shops by Omaha
Convicts Who Led
Hole Drilled in Cell Wall
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. .5. (Special.)
Warden W. T. Fenton of the state
penitentiary nipped v an attempt to
free 78 convicts from one cell tier,
planned by Mart;n Delore, 30, and
Albert Truedcll, 31, both Omaha
The two men now are in solitary
confinement on bread and water.
Truedcll and Delore had been
spending their nights for the last
four weeks in cutting a hole large
enough to crawl through in the rear
of their cell. For the last week, it
is believed, they had been going out
of their cell at night into the rear
corridor, crawling to t'ie tv of the
cell roof and cutting hrs through
the ventilator. An it .cstigation to
day showed that holes had been
Search of the cell which the two
men occupied revealed about 600 feet
of insulated wire, together with nu
merous drills and other tools stolen
from the prison machine shop. De
lore worked in the machine shop and
carried drills and other tools to his
cell, while Truedell was the head
prison electrician and easily procured
Hidden in an old pair of trousers,
officers found a key made out of a
table fork which would unlock all
the cells in the tier in which the two
men were confined. There are 39
cells in the tier, with two prisoners
Prison officials hold the theory
that when the men had, completed
their work on the ventilator and had
made fast the insulated wire and
thrown it over the top of the cell
house to the ground they planned to
unlock the doors of all their fellow
prisoners in the tier and permit
them to crawl through the hole in
their cell and clamber to freedom by
means of the wire.
Two more weeks would have seen
the job completed, according to
Truedell was sent up from Doug
las county April 29, 1919, with Rob
ert Walsh and Ed Downey, all of
whom received sentences of trom
one to 10 years for breaking and en
Truedcll had two previous prison
sentences on his record, in the Jef
ferson City, Mo., prison. He is
alleged to be a dope addict.
His wife, who is now serving time
in the Jefferson City prison, sent him
a necktie when she was in Lincolr
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Baby Is Killed and
His Uncle Injured
In Train-Auto Crash
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 5. -(Special
Telegram.) Chelbum Har
rett, 4, was killed and W. L. Har
rett, his uncle, was badly bruised, jin'
a railroad crossing accident today.
Harrett was coming to the city in
an automobile and giving the boy a
Approaching the Union Pacific
crossing on Lincoln street from the.
north, he slowed down until passen
ger train No. 5, Union Pacific, go
ing west on the north track, crossed
it. The tracks being cleared, he
increased the speed of the car and
took the crossing without observing
that train No, 6 was coming into the
city from the west on the south
The little roadster car was hurled
a distance of 30 feet. Two men
immediately lifted the car from the
occupants and the man was soon
able to arise to his feet. The boy,
however, had been killed instnatly.
He was the son of a brother of Har
rett, who recently divd. The mother
of the boy resides at Lincoln and
was in Grand Island only last week
for a visit with the child.
City Marshal Wounded by
Former Utah Convict Dies
Salt Lake City, Aug. 5. City
Marshal Lee Isbel! of Richfield.
Utah, who was shot by Bn Carter
on July 18, . after the - officer had"
warned him to set off th.. striate
on account of his intoxicated con
dition, died today from the wounds.
As a consequence the county attor
ney said that Carter would be
charged with first degree murder.
Carter is a former inmate of the
Utah state nenitenti.irv' H ct..
tenced to 10 years imprisonment in
1908 for committing an assault with
intent to kill. Hp ' narnlit in ion
ana paraoned in WIS.
Former Mayor of Dallas
Dies at Long Beach Holel
Long Beach, Aug. 5. Col. Walker
C. Connor, former mayor of Dallas,
Tex., died last night at a Long
Beach hotel. He was 72 years old.
Colonel Connor served five terms a.
mayor of Dallas, and was for 30
years a director of the Cotton Belt
railroad of that place. He was also
(ir many years a director of the
Missouri, Kansn ci Texas rail a ay.
ne i survived by his widow and tv.
Pascnpcr Kates Reduced
Kansas City, Aug. 5. A cut cf
nearly 50 per cent in the round-trip
passenger rate between Kansas City
and St. Louis was announced by the
Chicago & Alton and the Wabash
railroads, following announcement
of a similar cut last night by the
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