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    The Omaha Daily. 1 Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 60.
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Members Gf
Are Picked
Harding Makes Up Mind On
Personnel of U. S. Commis
sion to Participate in
Armament Parley.
Woman May Be Chosen
thicafo Tribune-Omaha Br Leaned frlre.
Washington,' Aug. 14. President
Harding has made up his mind on
the personnel of the United States
commission to - partcipiate in the
Washington international conference
on reduction of armaments, but he
cannot foreclase the subject until
exchanges with the participating
powers have defined some regula
..lion as to the number of represen
tatives each nation will have at the
conference table.
' Speculation as to the probable
membership of the American dele
gation has not changed the list as
published in the Tribune several
weeks, ago after the president had
told some of his advisers that he
had in mind the men be would like
to name. Secretary of State Hughes
already has been designated to head
the commission. For his colleagues
the president is said to be consider
ing today, as he was two weeks ago,
the following: , ,
Expected Personnel.
Elihu Root, former secretary of
state. .
Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of
the foreign relations committee of
the senate.
Philander C. Knox, former secre
tary of state; and republican member-of
the' senate foreign relations
Oscar Underwood of Alabama,
democratic Senator and friend of the
George W. Sutherland, former re
publican United States senator from
Utah and international lawyer.
, If more tlian five Americans are
to be named it is possible Hat the
president may appoint a woman on
the commission, or some member of
the house of representatives. That
the president will appoint Mr. Root
is believed to be certain by those
who have discussed the subject with
him. , . , , , ,
Sentiment for Woman Member.
1 Senator Lodge, by virtue of his
position as chairman of the foreign
relations commission, is obviously
entitled to head the representation
from the senate. Senator Knox, the
" president believes to be eminently
' qualified for membership on the
commission,,; 'not; because .he is a
senator, but because of his familiar
ity with diptomC7and international
.relations. Senator ' Underwood is
fXingt considered as a representative
vi the minority political party. The
president is known . to admire Un
derwood and to, have great confi
dence in his ability. Former Sena
tor Sutherland is . regarded by the
president as eminently qualified for
the delegation. He was at gne time
seriously considered for secretary
of state.
Whether the president ' will ap
point a woman to the delegation no
one knows. The president himself
does not know. He would like to,
it is believed. Agitation for this by
women's organizations continues
daily. The National League of
Women Voters has asked the presi
dent for an opportunity to present a
resolution urging the name of a
woman on the commission and on
any advisory commissions which
may be formed during the confer
ence.. Steamer Goes Ashore
.Off Canadian Coast
Seattle, .Wash.. Aug. 14. The
steamship Princess Ena, operated by
the Canadian Pacific Railway com
pany between British Columbia
ports, went ashore off Goddyn Head,
ofl the Canadian coast, early this
morning, according to ' messages
from the wireless station on Triangle
Island received here today.
If u-ic tinnrri tr float the shio at
the next high tide, the report states
It is not known here how many pas
sengers are aboard.
Amnesia Victim Coming
; Back to Missouri Valley
Cheyenne, Wyo.. Aug. 14 (Spe
cial Telegram.) Roland R. Mason
of Idaho Falls, Idaho, who was miss
ing for more than a week and fi
nally, was discovered in a Denver
hotel, his memory a blank and un
conscious of his own identity, left
Cheyenne this afternoon for his old
home in Missouri Valley, la.
A pathetic reunion with his wife
andsmall son, and his parents, who
came from Missouri Valley to as
sist in the search for him, was ef
fected here.
Loclaw Results From
Man's Peculiar Injury
Lexington, Neb., Aug. 14. (Spe
cial) Chris Fishline, a farmer liv
ing six miles east of Lexington,
while driving sdme hogs in his yard
and carrying a stick, stumbled and
fell, running it into the sids of his
face. The doctor did not get all the
stick nt ' and lockjaw set in. At
present Mr. Fishline is in a serious
condition. ; '
Bant Burns Down.
Ord, Nb., Aug." R-fSpeciat)--Terry
Petschca's barn and contents
bunted to the grtuncV Several loads
of hay, some corn, an automobile and
all of his tools also were burned. The
fact that the wind was from the
southwest and directly away from
the house made it possible to. save
this building. The toss is estimated
at $3,500, partially covered by insur
ance. The origin of the fire is tin
Large Chicago Store
Puts Ban on Rouge
And Short Dresses
Chkwfa Tribune-Omaha He Leaned wire.
Chicago, Aug. 14. A net set of
rules has been made by Marshall
Field & Co., which recently issued
an edict to the effect that girls with
bobbed hair, unless it was netted,
would no longer be employed by the
department store. The new rules put
the ban on rouge, powder in excess,
extreme styles in hair dressing and
relied down stockings. The notice,
which was posted in the store to
day, also seeks to discourage the
wearing of dresses trimmed with
s-pangles or with embroidered parts.
The potice reads in part:
"We find numerous instances of
employes wearing dresses with short
sleeves, low cut necks and extremely
short skirts, sometimes with roller!
down stockings. Rouge should not
be used, nor powder in excess, and
extreme styles in hair dressing should
ue avoiaea.
No Verdict
Reached In
Death Probe
Finger Print Expert and Doc
tor Doubt Suicide; Letter
Written by Victim May
Add Light.
Auburn, Neb.. Auk. 14. iSoecial
Telegram.) After 48 hours of de
liberation, the coroners iurv inves
tigating the mysterious death of Ben
Neal, who . was found dead in the
house on his farm near Peru Thurs
day night, announced Saturday that
no verdict had been reached.
Hans Neilsen, head of the state
bureau of criminal identification.
after examining finger prints on the
stock ot the revolver found clutched
in Neat's hand, stated that !:e does
not believe the man committed sui
cide. The same opinion is held by
Dr. Vance, who reached the Neal
home SO minutes after the body had
been found. Dr. Vance was formerly
police surgeon at Omaha.
Neal was found on the floor of
the bedroom of the farm home oc
cupied by himself and his wife. A
bullet from a .32 caliber pistol had
entered the left side of his neck,
striking the jaw bone.
Bloody Imprints Found.
When discovered, rigor mortis of
the body had already set in. I he
third finger of the right hand was
partly around the triggerof the pis
tol clutched by the dead man. A
bloody imprint of the right thumb
was found on the grip of the gun.
There also were bloody jmprints of
fingers on the walls near the body,
but they were not identified -as those
of Neat's hand. They were made by
the left hand of some person. .-
Mrs. Neal, when recalled to the
witness stand, stated that she had
heard but one shot. She said that
the room was dark when she and
her daughter entered. They ran to
the home of a neighbor, Charles
Buck, 300 yards away, to notify him"
of the death.
The woman swears positively that
she did not use the telephone in an
attempt to call neighbors. ; A num
ber of neighbors, , however, declare
that there were calls on the rural
party line about the time the tragedy
is supposed to have occurred. Three
long rings, the call for the Buck
home, were recognized. v
Operator Heard, Rings.
The night telephone operator at
Peru says she heard the rings, but
received no answer from the party
calling. She notified J. C. Woodie,
village ' marshal, and told him that
someone was in distress, possibly at
the Neal or Buck home. Fifteen min
utes later Euck called in to notify
Dr. Vance of the tragedy reported
by Mri. Neal.
Fletcher Neal, not a relative of
the dead man., and Jack Rohff had
been to see Neal in regard to the
purchase of live stock a few days be
fore the tragedy.. They said , that
Neal told them of his family trouble
and declared that he intended either
to kill himself or both himself and
his famity.
Mrs. Neal. when she heard that
Neilsen, finger print expert, had
been summoned,: asked Sheriff Da
vis to go to her house at Browns
ville, open a cedar chest there and
see it it contained a .32-caliber pistol
belonging to her first husband,
John Wright, who died 12 years ago.
She said she had handled the gun
two weeks ago. The sheriff found
no pistol in the chest.
Two Exploded Shells.
The pistol, which was found in
Neat's hand, was a cheap, nickel
plated, Harrington & Smith, center
fire. It contained two recently-exploded
shells and two loaded shells.
The other two chambers were empty.
The unexploded shells were badly
oxidized, giving evidence of great
On the witness stand Mrs. Neal
identified the pistol as the one owned
by her former husband. .
A verdict by the coroner's jury is
expected toonJ Several letters which
have not been made public, one writ
ten by Neal and the other by a man
in Brownsville, may add sensational
developments to the case. ,
Douglas County Pioneer
Dies at Home in California
Adam Kas. 96, Douglas county
pioneer, . died Friday night at his
home at Ocean Beach, Cal, accord
ing to . word reaching Omaha.
Mr. Kas came to Nebraska in 1870
and in 1885 bought the Butterfield
farm near Fort Crook on which he
lived until 1919, when he sedd the
farm and removed to California.
He is survived by three daugh
ters and one son, Adam Kas, jr.;
Mrs. John Fry of Omaha; Mrs.
Tchn Tex of Papillion, and Miss
Fanny Kas of Ocean Beach. Fu
neral services and burial will be
held at California,
As One Of
Bandit Gang
Headquarters of Safe Blowers
Uncovered in Chicago
$15,000 in Bonds
Seized by Police.
Man Jailed in Des Moines
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased W Ire.
Chicago, Aug. 14. In the arrest
of Mrs. James Shomo today, federal
and city authorities believe ' they
have uncovered the Chicago head
quarters of a gang of safe blowers,
whose loot in the past year has to
talled nearly $500,000.
About three weeks ago Sergeants
Mclntyre and Kaiser of the Grand
Crossing police station arrested
Mrs. Shomo on a charge of passing
a bad check. They could obtain no
identification, however, but she con
fessed to having about $15,000 in
stolen bonds in her custody.
Stolen From Iowa.
The bonds were identified this
morning, as part of $300,000 worth
obtained bv bandits from the Lit
zens State Trust and Savings bank
of Hanlontown. Ia.
Mrs.. Shomo, according to Capt.
Fred C. Gurney of the Grand Cross
ing station, has been associated with
Joe Leonard, characterized, by Lap
tain Gurnev as one of the most
skillful 'safe blowers of the cpuntry.
The $15,000 worth of bonds whicJi
she had in .her possession are be
lieved by the police to have been
given her by Leonard, who is un
der arrest in Des Moines, charged
with' the robbery.
Mrs. Shomo. according to the fed
eral officials, aided Leonard end an
other man in planning the robbery
and was to receive one-third of the
loot. She was "double-crossed" by
the two who gave her only $15,000
worth. Those were registered, bonds
and could not be sold without de
tection. ' . .
Captain Gurney, Sergeants Mcln
tyre and Kaiser will appear betore
the police commissioner iuouuay u
confer on the release of recorded
bonds to the Iowa authorities.
Net Tightens on
Bandit Ring Head
War Savings Stamps Connect
John Worthington With
Robbery of Banker.;
Chleafo Tribune-Omaha. Bee Leased Wife.
Chicaaa. Auflr. 14. The govern
ment tightened its chain of evidence
around John W. ..Worthington, , al
hfaH nf a national gang' of
mail thieves, when ft was conclusive
ly established that . war savings
stamps found in Worthington's of
fice were stolen in August, : 1920,
from E...C. McBride, president' of
the State bank of Pawpaw, 111.
Tolm V. Clmmn, first assistant
United States district attorney, said
the stamps had .been sold to Mc
Bride in December, 1918, by Post
master Wilbur Wood of Pawpaw.
They were registered under, postof
fice No. 12,720 and registry No. 40.
1 The postoffice number had been
effaced when the stamps were found
in Worthington's office, but the reg
ister number was unchanged.
"This absolutely identifies the
stamps as those . stolen from the
banker," said Colonel Clinnin. "They
were found in Worthington's posses
sion and form one of the most con
clusive bits of evidence to snow
Worthington has been dealing in
stolen securities."
Owen Evans, Worthington s part
ner, continued his story of his part
in the various transactions. This is
the second day Evans has been
closeted with Colonel Clinnin and it
is said important information is be
ing obtained. Nothing concerning
the detail of the interview is being
permitted to become public.
Captain Kliber, Q. M. Corps,
Stationed at r ort Crook
Capt. Herman C. Kliber, quarter
master corps, United states army,
has joined tjie Seventh corps area
Caotain Kliber lirst joined the
armv as a orivate. in 1908 and was
assigned to the Fourth cavalry. He
was appointed second neuienam
field artillery. July 10, 1917, and
promoted to first lieutenant and then
to captain, quartemaster corps. He
was discharged October 30, 1919,
and re-enlisted and reverted to his
former grade as sergeant, quarter
master corps, December 19, IV
He was attain commisioned as cap
tain, quartermaster corps September
30, 1920;
Man Arrested When Nine .
Barrels of. Mash Found
Before police arrived at hjs home
Saturday afternoon Salvatore Bona
fedi had reposing in his cellar nine
50-gallon barrels of mash all ready
to distil into corn whisky.
Detectives Murphy, Treglia and
Buford "moved in" on Salvatore,
after they had got a tip that the
man was doing business on a large
scale. Bonafedi was arrested, charged
with illegal possession of liquor.
Corn Is Matured.'
Beatrice, Neb., --Aug. 14. -(Special.)
A number of farmers in
Gage county have finished their fall
plowing and state that the ground is
in fine shape for seeding. Nearly an
inch of rain has fallen in this locality
the past week, and the corn is ma
turing fast. No more moisture is
needed berg for the crop, jj. . ' v .
High Cost of Living
Causes Judge to Hike
Fines Against Drunks
Chicago, Aug. 14. Because of the
high cost of food at the city bastilo
Judge Charles McKinley of the
municipal court announced that high
er fines would be assessed in the
future. A plain drunk will be as
sessed $3 while -a "battling stew'
will be soaked $25.
"You see," explained the judge,
"we pride ourselves on keeping the
prisoners unusually well-fed and
quartered, and if we expect to main
tain the standard in the face of state'
ments by the city's high-cost com
mission we must increase our prices
tn the cafeteria.
"In he future plain drunks will
be assessed $3, but the drunk who
goes to sleep on the sidewalk will
have to pay $5. The drunk who
gets noisy will receive the same fine
as his sleeping brother, but with the
costs tacked on. A fighting drunk
will be fined $10 and costs. If he
really fights it will be $25."
Allies May
Lift Barrier
On Germany
Premiers Decided to Remove
Boycott If Prussians Pay
Amount Due Under Lon
don Ultimatum Sept. 15.
By The Anoclated Preu.
Paris, Aug. 14. The lifting of the
economic barrier of the Phijieland on
September 15, provided Germany
pays up the amount she undertook
to pay under the London ultimatum
and agrees to remove the boycott
against French goods, was decided
upon at the final session of the allied
supreme council today. It was de-
cided, however, to maintain the oc
cupation of Ruhrort, Duisburg and
Duesseldorf until the next meeting
of the council, which, it is under
stood, will be held previous to the
Washington disarmament confer
ence. ' At that time, Premier Briand
consented, the question of the occtt
pation of the right bank of the
Rhine should be reconsidered.
With the question of the disposi
tion of upper bilesia out of its, hands,
the council went to work on the
other matters which it had to take
under advisement. The decisions
were reached after M. Briand, as
president of the council, replied to
attacks made by Lord Curzon. the
British foreign secretary, and sir
Robert Stevenson Home, chancellor
of the British exchequer, against
what was termed the present ex
pensive, system of administering the
treaty, especially as concerned oc
cupation of the. Ruhr 'region, '
Curzon Attacks System.
' ihis. Lord Curzon said, "is very
costly and also irritating to German
national sentiment and pride.
The Chancellor of the British
exchequer argued that continuance
of the present system impoverished
every one of the interested powers
and that means ought to be ex
amined for reducing the cost as the
high expense meant less reparations.
It was agreed to create art inter
allied commission of financial ex
perts, on which the - United States
would be represented, to study ways
and means whereby a reduction in
occupation costs might be devised.
The trench premier, in a long
speech, indulged in some sarcastic
utterances regarding Lord Curzon's
reference to Germani national senti
ment. He opposed i trongly discon
tinuance of occupation of the three
Ruhr cities.
No Aim to Hurt Germany.
'The French government," de
clared M. Briand, "has no intention
(Torn to Pace Two, Column Stym )
Citizen Cops Arrest
Over 100 in Drive on
Traffic Violators
More than 50 volunteer coos were
out Saturday night arresting all traf
fic ordinance violators and drivers
whose cars were not equipped with
legal lenses.
Reports made at police headquar
ters during the drive .indicated that
more than 100 arrests had been
made by the citizen officers.
In addition to the citizen cops
motorcycle police brought in
W. A. Pixley, A. D. Peters, Dr.
Flowers, William Hellem, Albert
Mitzloff, J. J. Cole and E. A. Pegau
were among the men doing volun
teer duty. '
The violators arrested last night
are to be arraigned at Central and
South Side police courts Monday
Alleged Auto Thief Is '
Released on Big Bonds
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 14. (Spe
cial.) J. W. Frederickson, held here
in connection with the thefts of a
score of automobiles, many of them
from Omaha, was released from
custody this evening when Dr. J. H.
Conway, a Cheyenne surgeon, fur
nished a $10,000 bond in reply to an
advertisement inserted in newspa
pers by Frederickson.
Upon his release he asserted that
he had purchased the cars in . good
faith from Nebraska thieves oper
ating in Omaha, Bridgeport and
Cheyenne.. He offers to make good
to purchasers who bought cars from
him which were subsequently seized
by the sheriff.
Lawyers Awarded Only
$100 Each by Referee
Lincoln, Aug. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Failure of one big stock sell
ing concern in Nebraska failed to
please the lawyers. Fifteen lawyers
representing creditors in the Hcbb
Motor company here today were
awarded 5100 each by the, referee, 1
w e
A murderer, fleeing from the scene
V'"'- Vr" - . ,-;. . - Hbse
But at the inquest it develops that he was seen by (1) A young .man who was sitting on a bench discuss
ing with bis girl one of the maximum questions. (2) A doctor who was passing by on a midnight hurry up
call. (3) A young man, homeward
drant. (4) A janitor who got up to
worrvlne about the Leasrue of Nations. (6) A milkman starting to work.
let the dog in. (8) A retailer, working late on his books to see if he couldn't cut prices without cutting profits.
(9) A motorist, returning from a
map of an adjoining state
Negro Is Evicted
From Street Gar
Whites Side With 3lanho
Accuses Crew of Beating
1 Him When He Tries to
Avoid Altercation.
Eviction of a negro from a Flor
ence street car Saturday night and a
f?ght in. which he was severely beaten
nearly resulted m ,a not when a
crowd of 300 white sided with the
negro and demanded immediate ar
rest of the car crew.' '. , "' '
Detectives called to the scene de
cided to take charge of the car and
arrest Motorman . V. bpenqer,
2622 Spencer street, and Conductor
Albert M. Emmons, 2512 Ames av
enue, when they .reached the- Ames
avenue barn. ' ' The crowd, which
gathered quickly "following the af
fray on Fort street between 1 wenty-
hfth and I wenty-sixth.-. demanded
that the crew be takert from the car
immediately, and placedunder arrest.
Mrs, Drum ,1'eser, . Zool fort
street,, who attended . the . injured
nczro. Wesley Gipson, .laborer, .5914
North Thirty-fifth street, refused to
give him up. to, police, and-was -.sustained
-in her action by the onlook
Detectives Haze. Buford and Treg-
lio finally -averted what threatened
for 10 minutes to. become a riot by
allowing the woman to escort Gip
son, to, the police str.iion and .accom
panying the car -to. the; barn where
Spencer: and, Emmons were taken
into custody.. ,'.--' ,
The altercation started alter a
quarrel between an unidentified white
man-and 'Oipson, ;whc was going'
home from town accompanied by
his1 wife. . . v
Gipson told police that the white
man made fun of him and wanted to
Tarn t Pace Two. Column Six.)
California Woman Awarded
; Third of $300,000 Estate
Fargo, ' N. D., . Aug. 14. Mrs.
L:is E. Knight, Los Angeles, will
receive one-third of the $300,000
estate of the late S. H.- Knight of
Casselton, N. D., as his lawful wife,
according to the decision of Judge
William. C. Hook, united Mates cir
cuit : court of appeals, announced
here today. . . ,.. ''
TudKe Hook filed the oecision
shortly before his death '.10 . days
The case has been in the courts
since 1917.' Relatives of Mr.Knight,
who was married five times, tried to
prevent Mrs. Knight frpm securing
any of " the Knight - estate on ; the
ground that she was not , his lawful
wife. ' . r . ? .
The case hinged on. a technicality
of the incompleteness of divorce.
Paris Branch of Ford Motor
Company Destroyed hy Fire
Paris, Aug. 14. Fire today virtual
ly destroyed -the branch of the Ford
Motor company at Issy-Les-Moulin-caux.
a suburb of Paris. More than
100 automobiles were in the building
when the fire occurred, and the prop
erty loss is estimated at from 6,000,
000 to 7.000,000 francs. . ,
Frie departments from Paris and
three suburban towns were called
to fight the blaze. The flames, spread
to adjoining dwellings, five of which
were burned -down before the fire
.was checked . ... . i
Riot Impends
The Observing Public
'OonrrlsBt: XSSI: Br Tk Cbleac Tnbone
au sow. V'y;'v
5 fiz3'fFrl
of his crime (X), congratulates himself
bound from a fraternity banquet who
save some coal for his landlord. (5)
tour of the cabarets, whe had lost his
- .
Holdup Prevented
Storekeeper Confronted by
Armed Bandits Draws iu
- f And Routs Pair. ,
Two white bandits were prevent
ed from robbing the Spellman gro
cery store at Seventeenth and Nich
olas streets Saturday night by quick
action of J. L Speliman, proprietor. .
. The two men. came into, the store
and asked for a ' drink of water.
When . Spellman turned around to
accommodate them, the bandits cov
ered him with revolvers.
Spellman made a move toward
his pocket to .draw a revolver, and
one; of the bandits fired, at him
point blank but missed. By this time
Spellman had his gun and opened
fire. He shot four times at the men
as they fled.
Sometime later F. Adams, night
watchman - for the Sprague Tire &
Rubber , company, just across the
street from the Spellman . store,
called police and said. a man cov
ered with, blood had come into the
:'T'm shot," Adams said the man
cried. Before he could ofter any aid,
the man-ran out -the door and 'en
tered a coupe -occupied . ,by two
Police believe him to be. one of
the bapdits who attempted to -rob
Spellman and that one of 'the pro
prietor's shots took effect.
Conductor Killed;
One Missing in'Wreck
' Champaign, 111., Aug. 14. Con
ductor J. H-. Gladhart,; Matoon, was
killed and one man is believed, buried
beneath a Cloverleaf railroad engine
at Lcrna, 111., six miles south of
Mattoon, as a result of -i a collision
between a Cloverleaf freight and an
Illinois Central passenger train at
the Lerna crossing at 9:50 o'clock
w The conductor was killed .and half
a dozen, passengers were slightly in
jured when the Cloverleaf plowed in
to the smoker of the Illinois 'Central
train, as: it went over the. crossing
which is not protected by an. inter
locking system. , . . ,
Great Britain Planning ,
' Eight Huge Battleships
London,' .Aug. 14.' Great Britain
is planning, eight gigantic battle
ships. -the' --most powerful in ,the
world, the Daily. Sketch declared to
day. v .
These crafts, four of which were
said to be provided in this; year's
estimates and four next year, were
described as radical departures from
anything now afloat
, The ships, according to the news
paper, will be nearly 1,000 feet long,
displacement of 50,000 tons and a
speed of 35 knots. ' The four, pro
vided for this year will carry nine
16-inch guns, while those in next
year's budget will be arrhed with 18
mch guns,, the most powerful naval
ordnance yet attempted.
Brought From Overseas
Beatrice,,. Neb., Aug. 13. Fred
Dockhorn of this city died at Good
land. Kan., where he had been visit
ing for the last month. He was a
son of ll r,' and Mrs.-Charles Dock
horn, old residents of Beatrice, and
the body will be brought here for'
By Quick
V1 7 a:
M&ms Ills
I mm-
on having successfully escaped
was trying to get a drink at a hy
A lady who couldn't go to sleep from
(7) A gentleman who got up to
bearings and was studying a road
Girl Stopped in
Suicide Makes
iLovelorn;; A)ra j CboLMWIio
'fried to Jump Into River
Here, Takes Chloroform
At Cincinnati.
. Ora Cook, 19, -who was prevented
from committing suicide in the Mis
souri river here May 31 because of
unrequited love, made another at
tempt at Cincinnati Saturday by
wrapping a chloroform - saturated
handkerchief around her head.
Miss Cook, told the Cincinnati dc
tective chief that a man named "Al
fred," believed to be living in that
city, failed to return her affections.
She was "found in a field opposite the
Spring Grove cemetery, with the sat
urated handkerchief bound around
lier' head,' by a mounted policeman
who took her to the station.
. She informed- the detective -chief
of her" contemplated suicide at Omaha
and also of another attempt by eat
ing glass wheti she was seven years
old. ' . ' -" U-
Cincinnati police say she will re
Miss Cook's attempt to end her
life here was prevented by Police
man Carter, who "stopped the girl as
she was running' toward the river
through the freight yards near the
UnLa' station.' , -
She .' told the policeman that she
was going, to jump into the river
because her. lover, James Allen of
Hamilton. O., had deserted her. She
declared that another woman was at
the bottom of the trouble.
. The girl was released when Omaha
police became convinced that she was
sound mentally. - She gave her ad
dress here as Chicago. Her father is
said to be wealthy. -
Sarah Barnhardt Said
To Be Seriously 111
Paris Aug. 14." (By the Asso
ciated Press.) "Although the man
agement of Sarah Bcrnhardt's theater
in Taris says that the famous French
actress is in good health, her Paris
ian friends announce that they , have
learned she is seriously ill. They are
worried -over her condition.
Thus far the friends of. -Madame
Bernhardt have -been unable .to com
municate with -her at her summer
villa on the little island of Belle-llc-En-Mer,
off the coast of Brittany.
King of Serbia III
' Belgrade, Jugo-Slavia, A'u. 14.
King Peter of : Serbia is seriously
ill, the physicians describing his ail
ment as congestion of the lungs. He
sank into unconsciousness yesterday
and was still in that condition today.
His .temperature is very high. .
- The Weather -
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Another Attemp
Irish Peace
Parley Is
Still Open
Britain Offers Complete Au
tonomy iu Finances and
Defense in Negotiations
Made Public.
DeValera Urges Freedoir)
By Tim AMorlatftl PrMi.
London, Aug. 14. The corre
spondence between the British prime
minister, Mr. Lloyd George and'
Eamon dc Valera, Irish republican
leader, made public by the British
povernmcnt this evening, show that
while there is a deadlocck on th
question of independence for Ireland,
the negotiations still are open.
Great Britain otfered Ireland corn
plcte autonomy in finance and taxa
tion, military forces for home de
fense, her own police and among
other things control, of the Irish pos
tal service.
In his reply, to Mr. Lloyd George,
Mr. De Valera argued for independ
ence and offered to submit the Ulster
questions to arbitration.
In his final - letter, Mr. Lloyd
George denied Ireland's right to se
cession, refused t foreign arbitration
for Irish questions and expressed the
hope that Ireland would accept the
British terms, which he declared
were the best that could be offered.
Anxious to End Divisions. ,
"The British government is actm
ated by an earnest desire to end the
uphappy divisions between Great
Britain and Ireland, which have pro
duced so many conflicts in the past
and which have once more shattered
the peace and well-being of Ireland
At the present time, it longs with his
majesty the king in the words of his
gracious speecch in Ireland last
month for a satisfactory solution of
'those age-long Irish problems which
for generations embarrassed our fore-'
fathers as they now weigh heavily
.., ' .....I.:. ...:i.. j .
nyuu ua, aiiu 'It w lailCS TO UO US Ul-
most to secure that 'every man of
Irish birth should work in loyal co
operation with the free communities
on which the British empire is
Propose Status of Dominion.
"Moved by '. these considerations
the British government invites Ire- 1
land to take her place in the great
association of free nations over which
his majesty reigns.
"As an earnest of their desire to
obliberate old quarrels and to enable I
Ireland to face the future with her '
own strength and hope, they ;nropose '
that Ireland .;haSl. assume Wth Vifr .'"
the status of a dominion, with all
Line powers and privileges set fcc&
in tnis document.
"By the adoption of dominie'
status it is understood that Irclana
shall enjoy complete authority in
taxation and finance; that she shal:
maintain her own military forces for
home defense, her own constabulary
and her own police; that she shal!
take over the Irish postal service and
all matters relating thereto; educa
tion, land, agriculture, , mines and
minerals, forestry, housing, labor, un
employment, transportation, trade,
public health, health insurance and
liquor traffic, and in sum, that she
shall exercise all those powers and
privileges upon which the autonomy
of self-government " dominions is
based, subject to the considerations
set forth in the ensuing paragraphs.
Six Stipulations.
"Guaranteed, in these liberities, -which
no foreign people can chal
lenge without challenging the empire
as a whole, the dominions hold each
and severally, by virtue of their Brit
ish fellowship, a standing amongst
the nations equivalent not merely to
ineir individual sirengtn, but to th
combined powers and influence of alt
the nations of the commonwealth.
That guarantee, that fellowship, thj?
freedom, the whole empire looks ta
Ireland to accept." "
Then follow six stipulations. .
The first says that the common!
concern of both countries in the de
fense of their interests on land and
sea will be recognized.
Great Britain, it adds, 'lives fc
the sea; her food and her communis
cations depend on the freedom o?
the great sea routes. Ireland lies at
Britain s side across the seaway
north and south that link her with
the sister nations of the empire, the
markets of the world, and the vital
sources of her food supply.
in recognition of this fact which
nature has imposed and which n
statesman speech can change, it i.i
essential that the royal navy alone,
should control the seas around Iren
land and Great Britain, and that
such rights and liberties should b
accorded it by the Irish state as ara
essential for naval purposes in Irish
harbors and on Irish coasts.
Must Conform to Others.
The second stipulation says: .
"In order that the movement
toward limitation of armamentsj
which is now making progress in!
the world, should not be hampered
in any way, the Irish territorial
force shall within reasonable limits'
conform in' number to the military
establishments in other parts of the
i i .
In the third stioulation it is de
clared that Great Britain shall have
all the necessary facilities for the de
velopment of air defense and com-'
The fourth expresses the hone that
Ireland will, of her own free will.
contribute in proportion to her
wealth to the naval and military
torccs ot tne empire and assume
that voluntary recruiting will ba
permitted, ."particularly for those
Irish regiments which so long and
gallantly have served his majesty in
all parts nf the world."
Complete autonomy in finance
and taxation, with the tcreement
that there shall be no tariffs and
other trade restrictions between the;
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