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The Omaha Daily Bee VOL. 51 NO. 53. Thompson Pardoned By Harding Omahan Sentenced in "Wild Horse" Case Saved From Prison by Executive Clemency. Move Urged by Jurors Charles M. Thompson Mill not have to serve a vear and a dav in the United States penitentiary in .Leavenworth for conviction in the "Arizona wild horse" case. Th Onialia ttlrm noe rp'cfrnrml in the full rights of citizenship Tues- uay mrougn a pardon irom presi dent Harding, local federal authori ties were notified yesterday. Thompson's application for exec utive clemency was one of the mosf complete on record. It was filed originally during the administration of former President Wilson and sup plemented since the inauguration of President Harding. Signed By Jurors. The application for pardon was signed by 11 of the 12 jurors who convicted him and was endorsed by Judge Woodrough, who imposed the sentence of a year and a day. In addition Judge Woodrough, in a personal message to the pardon at torney at Washington, admitted he entertained great doubt of the guilt of Thompson and explained that he imposed sentence as a result of the jury's decision rather than his own personal belief in the matter. The 12th member of the jury which convicted Thompson, Charles Voss, died before his application for a par don was made, but an affidavit was offered by his son, Arthur P. Voss, 6310 Binney street, who said his father was the one juror who held out for acquittal for Thompson and only consented to a verdict of guilty when the remaining 11 promised to urge clemency. L. A. Thompson, former postoffice inspector and the man who con ducted the investigation of the "Arizona Wrild Horse" case that re sulted in the indictment of 43 men, also urged a pardon for Thompson. Thompson Heaviest Loser. The former inspector declared his investigation showed that Thompson was the heaviest loser in the United States Live Stock company. According to the inspector, Thompson sold out his interest in a bank at Newport, Neb., to invest $20,000, the savings of a lifetime, in the United States Live Stock company. He lost it all. In 1912, two years before the in dictment, the inspector said, Thomp son withdrew . as treasurer of the company and advised against invest ment in the company when inquiries were made to him because he had become skeptical of the company's real purpose. Innocent of Fraud. The former postoffice inspector and Judge Woodrough Both, declared they believed Thompson was inno cent of any fraudulent intent. A. M. Morrissey, chief ' justice of the Nebraska supreme court, was another who appealed for executive clemency for Thompson. Sentence was imposed upon Thompson in 1917. It was affirmed in 1920 by the circuit court of ap peals which in the same mandate affirmed a sentence of two years imposed upon J. Sidney Smith of Omaha and a two-months' jail sentence imposed upon C. A. Smith of Omaha. He has never, however, been committed to prison, stays and respites having been granted pend ing appeals. His last respite would have ex pired today had not pardon been is sued Tuesday. Thompson, now a man withgray hair, is an agent here for the North western Life Insurance Co. He lives at 2817 North Nineteenth street. Democrats of House Pledge Opposition to Tax Revision Bill Washington, Aug. 17. Demo cratic members ot tne nouse, ai a -,..oc tnn'iaht nUHced themselves to vote against the republican tax revision bill, ana aaoptea a resoiu oi,rinr that the measure was UUtl ULVLH"B " " . . "subversive of the principle tliat should govern taxation ior im sup port of the government." The decision was reached at the r..,.t, rn.a;n,r whirh hart been held lUUIlkl llivvimft ......... .- since yesterday in an effort to chart a course tor the minority. iai caucus also instructed the democrat members of the ways and means committee to offer a motion to re commit the bill immediately before the final vote, scheduled for 3 p. m. Saturday. Wilson Appears at Law Office for First Time Washington, Aug. 17. Woodrow Wilson's first appearance yesterday at his law offices here was taken by his friends as evidence of the for mer president's improving physical condition. Bainbridge Coiby, former secretary of state and Mr. Wilson's law partner, also was at the new offices where MrWilspn spent some time in conference-with clients. Woman Dies of Wound From Policeman's Stray Shots Des Moines, la., Aug. 17. Mrs. August Hast, 40, proprietress of a beauty shop, died today as a result of having been accidentally shot by Policeman Parrot at 3 a. m. when the officer fired into the air at' a man who ran when the policeman approached. tUr4 Mi-Clltt Oaiaht P. 0. Wafer Bishop Officiates at Daughter's Wedding While III In Hospital Sioux City, la., Aug. 17. Rev. Dr. Wilson Seely Lewis, bishop of China for the Methodist Episcopal church, who lies critically ill at a hospital here, despite his condition officiated yesterday at the wedding of his daughter, Clara, a dean of women at Morningside college, to 'Prof. Al bert Seeman of Sutherland, la. Bishop Lewis' main object in jour neying from China to America in June was to officiate at his daugh ter's wedding. His illness, since arriving here, caused members of his family to talk of postponing the wedding, but the bishop would not consent, so he officiated from his bed in the hos pital. Woman Is Killed As Mate Mistakes Her For Burglar After Shooting, Man Rushes to Neighbor for Help Finds Wife Dead When Light Turned on. Detroit, Aug. 17. Mistaking his wife, Lespa, for a burglar early to day Howard Swope shot and in stantly killed , her in. the kitchen of their home in River Rouge village. He surrendered to the police but was released after questioning by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney W. McKay. Swope told the police neighbors had warned him of recent burglaries in the vicinity. He borrowed a shotgun and kept it in the bedroom. At 2 o'clock this morning his wife roused him from sleep and told him she heard suspicious sounds. He told her to remain in bed, he says, and started to explore the house. When he reached the kitchen he saw a shadowy figure and cried out: "What are you doing here." Receiving no answer he fired. "Stay where you are Lespa," he shouted, believing his wife still in her room. "I'm going to get help. I've shot some one." He rushed to the home of Frank Guibard, a special policeman. Re turning to the house with Guibard, Swope turned on the kitchen light. His wife had received the full charge of the gun in the back. , New York City Official Asks Proof of Charges By State Committee j New York, Aug. 7l Comptrol- j ler Charles L.. Craig, today invited j Elon R. Brown, counsel for the : Meyer - legislation committee, to prove his charge that 'the city has exceeded its debt limit of $120,000, 000. The comptroller claims t'at the city still has a $137,000,000 margin. "You expressed your views very strongly several days atao. that the city was overboard on its debt lim it," the comptroller said at the close of his second day before the commit tee. "Please have your papers ar ranged so that this question can be decided within the first hour of to morrow's hearing. I am anxious to have you submit your proofs." The short-term financing done by the' city with corporate stock notes was defended by the comptroller who said that propaganda had come to him "very cold and strong from Wall street, that the time was propi tious for an issue of long-term tax exempt securities by the city. Stanton Man Freed From Prison Due to Error of Trial Judge Lincoln, Aug. 17. (Special.) Harry Thompson stepped from the state penitentiary a free man today after serving a little more than a year of a 10-year sentence for man slaughter. His sentence was set aside by the supreme court because the trial judge submitted to the jury the question of his guilt in several degrees al though the complaint against him specified murder in the first degree. The jury acquitted him on that charge and found him guilty of man slaughter. The revrsal was handed down July 7. Under the law the prosecuting attorney must ask for a rehearing within 40 days or the case is forever dismissed and the prisoner is freed. The prosecutor in Stanton county failed to take this action, records show, and as the 40 days have elapsed he was released. A STORY, of the mid land border and the new pioneer who fights against doubt and drought, the bliz zard, and The Cyclone By Rote L. ElUrbe A BLUE RIBBON story In Next Sunday's Bee Dlu HtttM Mtr It, ISO, tt Act ! Hire S. Ii7. Three Miles OfPavingls Approved State Engineer Recommends Contractor Proceed With Laying of Lincoln High way Brick. Washington Road Faulty Three miles of concrete base laid cn the Lincoln highway by the Murphy Construction company is up to specifications, according to a re port made by State Highway Com missioner Johnson to the Douglas county commissioners yesterday afternoon. This is on the three miles of Lin coln highway paving base right this side of Waterloo. The professor's tests cn the con crete base laid immediately the other side of Waterloo have not been completed. But as far as they have gone they show a deficiency in strength of the base. Two samples have been tested and show a com pression strength of only 981 pounds instead of the 1,200 to 1,300 pounds compression strength shown by con crete base laid on the Lincoln high way last year. Tests Are Made. An investigation started about a month ago when reports were re ceived from various sources that the contractor- was skimping on the amount of cement used in the con crete. Prof. Clark Mickey of the state university has been conducting tests with a compression machine on six-inch cubes of concrete taken from the base and founl, according to the report presented yesterday that the average compression test of the concrete base, on the three miles this side of Waterloo, 28 days after laying is 1,194 pounds to the square inch. Compression strength of the curb was found to be 3,200 pounds to the square inch. But the base on this three miles was found to be about four and a half per cent thicker than the six inches required. Therefore the com pression strength is about equal to that of last year. , Proceed With Brick. The state highway engineer recom mended that the commissioners direct the contractor to go ahead and lay brick on Section 1 of the Lincoln highway job, 'which is about three miles just this side of Waterloo. .''The outcome is just as I ex pected," said County Commissioner O'Connor. ; "AH this hullabaloo by people who thought they saw some thing wrong and now the test shows there was nothing wrong except their imaginations." ' " "I knew everything was all right," said "Dick" Murphy, head of the company doing the Lincoln highway job. "I am confident they will find the remaining concrete all right, too." Base Too Rough. The state engineer, according to a dispatch from Lincoln in The Bee yesterday declared that from 2, 000 to 4,000 feet of the concrete paving base laid by the Allied Con tractors, Inc., on the Washington highway will have to be torn up and. relaid because it "is just too rough to put an even brick surface on it." "We aren't preparing to tear up that solid ribbon of hard concrete," declared James M. Kelley ot the Allied Contractors, "not by a long ways. While it may be true that the surface of the concrete is somewhat rough, remember that a cushion of sand an inch and a half thick goes between the concrete and the brick. That will take up all uncvennesses. "If necessary, we can smooth over some of the rough places with concrete. But it won't be torn up." Grand Jury Summoned To Meet September 8 To Probe Stock Sales A Douglas county grand jury will be called to sit beginning September 8 to investigate stcok promotion schemes in Nebraska, it was an nounced yesterday afternoon. Decision to summon a grand jury on September 8 was made following a conference between Judge Troup of the district court and Clarence A. Davis, attorney general of the state. The jury will continue in session probably until October 3, when the fall term of court begins. Chief of Police Wounded In Tussle With Prisoner Eau Claire, Wis., Aug. 17. Capt. George Wold, acting chief of police since the fatal shooting of Chief of Police Elmer Sunby by a ban dit July 25, was shot at three times and struck in the forearm here to day in a tussle with Edward R. Allen, alias Ed Smith, alias Joe James, whom he and Policeman I. Lennie had just arrested on a charge of breaking jail at Snoho mish, Wash. Auto Thieves Get Car of Nebraska Congressman Washington, Aug. 17. (Special Telegram.) Congressmen A. W. Jefferis of Omaha and Frank W. Mondcll of Wyoming, reported to police that their automobiles had been stolen from in front of their apartments. Both machines were later recovered badly damaged. Italy and Reds Agree. Rome, Aug. 17. (By The Asso ciated Press.) Negotiations for an economic agreement with the Rus sian soviet delegation here, the Mes saggero says today, have almost been completed. The agreement is to be signed in the near future, the news tape.r asserts. OMAHA, THURSDAY, Two Extremes in Wives Described in Suits For Divorce Decrees Chicago, Aug. 17. the divorce bills filed side by side in the su perior court, gave contrasting por traits of two wives. Here is the ideal wife Mrs. Mary Wanchura of Pullman and this i3 what she says she did: Supported her husband during their four years of married life. Went hungry in order that he might have luxuries out of season. Wore cheap dresses that he might dress in style. The wife terrible, as described in the bill filed by Alexander Peisser: Has a vicious and ungovernable temper, throws milk bottles, pokers, etc., at her husband. Drenches her husband with the garden hose. Locks him out of the house, com pelling him to sleep in the basement. Alexander, on the other hand, paints himself as a model husband, always good, true, kind and affec tionate. Irish Leaders To Reject Peace Plan of Britain De Valera Declares Dail Eire ann Will Not Accept Terms Offering Dominion Status To Country. By The Aaaoelated Preai. Dublin, Aug. 17. Eamonn de Valera, Irish 'republican leader, de clared today that the Dail Eirear.n would not accept the terms offered by the British government extend ing to Ireland an offer of dominion status. Mr. De Valera made this declara tion at the second session of the Dail Eireann, held in the Mansion House, to take up the question of the negotiations with Premier Lloyd George with regard to a possible Irish settlement. "From the reports this morning in the British and foreign press," said Mr. De Valera, "there seems to be doubt as to vjhat our attitude is to wards the British proposals. There seems to be doubt as to whether what I have said or whether our let ter means acceptance or rejection. "There ought to be no doubt in anybody's mind. We cannot and will not, on behalf of this nation, ac cept these terms. "There is an Indian proverb read ing: 'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.'. The Irish people will not be fooled this time. " "It is said we are offered the status of dominion home rule for Ireland the status of British dominions. Ire land is offered no such, thing. The stattmnf 'thaVireland'was offered a dominion status contained two false hoods. Where is Ireland? There is no Ireland in the terms but . two broken pieces of Ireland. "What was offered was not even dominion status. It was admitted the dominions had the right to secede and could get out if they desired. We are told we must stay in whether we like it or not. "All the time these negotiations have meant an attempt to get into (Tarn to Fair Two, Column Two.) Fate of Hastings Man JRests With Name of Ocean Steamship "My kingdom for a horse!" cried old King Richard many centuries ago, and his cry echoed through his tory. "My citizenship for the name of a boat!" cried David Kehn of Hast ings, Neb., in the immigration office, and his cry is fraught with much im portance for his flaxen-haired little daughter and all his future progeny. Kehn, a Russian, landed in this country March 13, 1913, but he can't remember the name, of the boat which brought him here from Ham burg. Since the war, immigration authorities demand complete infor mation as to the manner of entry into this country of any prospective citizen. Pending investigation into ships' manifests Of every boat known to have docked in New York that day a gigantic task Kehn will have to undergo a "nunc protunc" (now for then) examination by John Gurnette of the immigration office. Man Killed at Minneapolis Believed Escaped Rohber Minneapolis, Aug. 17. A man said to be named Hankins, from Des Moines, la., died in an 'ambulance en route to a hospital here late to day after he had been shot by a pa trolman when he broke away from two detectives who had him under arrest. Des Moines, Aug. 17. Hank Han kins is wanted in Des Moines on charges of robbing the Pleasantville. (Ia.) bank. He was convicted and was awaiting sentence when he es caped from deputy sheriffs who had taken him to his home for a last visit with his mother. Shortage of Denver Bank Placed at Nearly $79,000 Denver. Aug. 17. The shortage discovered at the International Trut company, following the dis appearance of Edwin F. Morse, head teller of that institution, will amount to nearly $79,000, it was said by of ficials of the bank today. Police and detectives said they were confident that as soon as Miss Mabel Penfold, former filing clerk at the bank, who is believed to have accompanied Morse, finds that he has a wife in Denver and that he is suspected of having stolen money from the bank, she will reveal the cucr s wncreaoouis AUGUST 18, 1921. A New Rule of Reason i ' " " if ' ' 1 i in i i i wiuiri" 1 iinrn 'ilP 5 J I I 2rL WM 1 FromHouse Tu7 i New War Council Is Announced bv Secretary Weeks Special Staff, Ready for Ac tive Service at Moment's Notice, Worked Out By Pershing. - Chicago Tribune-Omaha, Bh Leased Wire. Washington, Aug. 17. The estab lishment of a war plans division in the general staff of., the ariny anI creation of a war council were an nounced by Secretary of War Weeks today, through publication of an ortier by Gen. John J. Pershing, the chief of staff, directing reorgani zation of the general staff. General Pershing's order is the consummation of a plan originated by Secretary Weeks whereby there would be organized within the gen eral staff a special war staff ready for the call to war at a moment's notice, with its organization per fected to the point of functioning as it should in time of war. "Through the plan worked out by General Pershing and General Har bord, the assistant chief of staff," said Secretary Weeks,- "we have a well organized war staff, which can function for war at a moment's no tice without crippling any branch of the areneral staff at home. The war staff will be so organized that all branches of the department at home would be left m capable hands whenever the call to action came. "The plan has been worked out by the two generals who were the best fitted to do it and in their plan they have embodied the best fea trvs f war staff organization as de veloped in the world war." . General Pershing, as chief of staff of the army, is the head of the war plans division created in ths gen eral staff, which will counsel from time to time with the war council, consisting of the secretary of war, the assistant secretary of war and the general of the armies. Germans and Poles Clash; 24 Are Killed Berlin, Aug. 16. (By the Asso ciated Press. Twenty-four Poles were killed and many wounded to dav in a ficrht between Germans and regular Polish troops near the frontier villages of Mernaiitz ano Kostellitz, in upper Silesia. The Germans drove the Poles across the frontier. Five Doughboys Now "Sittin' on the World'' At Speedway Hospital Chicago, Aug. 17. With two miles of spotless white corridors, 1,000 beds and all the equipment of a brand new hospital at their disposal, five wounded doughboys are "sittin' on top of the world," at Speedway hos pital, the government's new structure at Maywood, 111. The hospital was opened a week ago, and so far has received only five inmates. "We've got three majors, two nurses and two orderlies worrying over us," said Sergt. Harlow B. Garthwaite, late of C company, 60th field signal batalion. "They're, killing us with kindness. Why, we've got one major detailed exclusively swatting mosquitoes." Garthwaite's four companions in the $ 10,000,000 hospital are: Everett Darling, gassed in the Argonne; Charles L. Glass, 260th devision; Everett M. Howe, who lost an arm at the capture of Cantigny, and Bob Collcn, a 57-year-old naval veteran, a victim of rheumatism B (I url, Dally tii Sunday. IT.ttl Otlli enly. ll Sunday. 12.50; I aolnU Ualtt Statu, CanUa ana Maalee. "Wet" Interests Win in Congress Agreement Between Conferees On Willis-Campbell Bill Re garded as Victory. Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire. Washington, Aug. 17. Brewers and distillers were -victorious again today, when the senate and house conferees on the Campbell-Willis bill reached a complete agreement . The terms of the agreement were not made public, but were said to embody the substance of the house amendment adopted yesterday whicli is interpreted as legalizing brewing and distilling for personal consump tion in private dwellings. The house amendment was entire ly rewritten and enlarged, it was stated, but its purpose was not mod ified. According to members of the conference committee, it still pro tects the sanctity of the home against search without warrant and prohibits issuance of warrants tin less there is eason to believe that liquor is being manufactured for sale. An additional provision was adopt ed modifying the original senate amendment which would render pro hibition agents powerless to halt whisky-running automobiles or to seize illicit liquor on private prop erty. The compromise will enable prohibition officers to search auto mobiles, hotel rooms or office build ings for liquor, but at the same time it makes them liable to suit for damages if their search fails to re veal illicit liquor. Omaha Grl Injured In Auto Crash During Shower at Lincoln Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 17. (Special.) Miss Golda Gollehan, 2001 North Forty-fifth street, Omaha, was ser iously injured here this afternoon in an automobile accident. The car in which Miss Gollehan was riding ran into a large car. She was cut about the face and body. Her wounds bled profusely and physicians expressed a fear the jugular vein might be severed. W. A. McOulia drove the car in which Mis Gollehan was riding. He took her tb a hospital. The oth;r car was driven by E. W. Truman of Lincoln. The accident occurred during a heavy shower. Governor to Review Guard In Camp at Des Moines Des Moines, la., Aug. 17. (Spe cial Telegram.) Governor McKelvic of Nebraska will review the 134th regiment which arrived at Camp Dodge today, August 29. , The Nebraska guardsmen were warmly welcomed by the 42d Iowa soldiers already in camp as they moved into their barracks at the south end of the camp. Governor Kendall of low a and his staff will be present August 29, which has been designated governors day, for the review of the Nebraska men. Col. Amos Thomas of Oma ha is in command of the Nebraskanj. Joint Stock Land Banks to Float $30,000,000 of Bonds Chicago, Aug. 17. A bond issue of $30,000,000 at per cent will be issued at once as a result of action taken here at a meeting of the American Association of Joint Stock Land banks yesterday. This issue with others to be floated before December L will make a total of about $130,000,000 loaned to farmers by banks this year, of ficers of the association said. Guy Huston, Chicago, was elected presi Packer Unions Plan Arbitration Of Wage Disputes "Full Power to Act" Given Board by Conference In cludes Authority to Call Strike. A detailed proposition for arbitra tion of wage questions and working; conditions, similar to the present Al Schulcr agreement," was unanimously adopted and the executive board of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen was given "full power to act" at the organization's international conference -on the south Side, which adjourned at 2 p. m. yesterday. Negotiations Kept in View. The executive board, composed of district presidents and international officers, formulated plans for nego tiating with packers in an effort to effect the adoption of vhc proposi tion before the expiration of the Al schuler agreement September IS. These plans provide for the calling of a meeting of all allied trades in the packing industry, to be held in Chicago or Washington. At this meeting officers of the organization hope to obtain the endorsement of their new plan of arbitration from these allied unions, 16 in number, thus "adding weight to the proposi tion and puttting forth a solid front," as one delegate expressed it. Authorized to Call Strike. Although officers and delegates re fused to divulge working details of the proposition it was decided to call mass meetings in principal packing house centers that the proposition may be outlined to the workers Patrick E.; Gorman, international vice president, will remain in Omaha to speak before an open air mass meeting of packing workers tonight. When interviewed delegates said the vote giving the executive board "full power to act" not only meant that the board had the power to negotiate a new agreement accord ing to its best judgment, but that it also had the power to call a strike. Nebraska Woman May Lose Federal Appointment Washington, Aug. 17. (Special Telegram.) Efforts of Congress man Jefferis, Senator Kellogg, Con gressman McLaughlin, and others, to secure for Mrs. Irene C. Buell, city attorney of Ashland, Neb., ap pointment as assistant United States attorney general, were halted by the receipt of a statement from the at torney general that he has already decided upon a successor to Mrs. Annette Abbot Adams. While his choice was not announced, it is ru mored that the nominee will be a California woman. Mrs. Buell had a number of endorsements from judges and members of the bar in Nebraska. - The Weather - Forecast Nebraska Fair and warmer Thurs day; Friday unsettled. Iowa Fair Thursday and probably Friday; warmer Thursday in west and north central portions. Hourly Temperatures. S a. m . . a. m . . 7 a. m.. B m. m. . a. m. . in a. m. . ...4 ...M ...M . .." .. .7(1 ...7S 1 p. tn... S p. m . . . S p. m . . . 4 p. m . . 5 p. m . . . d. m . . . ..XI .. . .M ,.S .. ..80 ,.7S ..76 11 a. m. .7(1 7 p. m . . . 12 noon BO I I p, n. Highest Wednesday. rhvrriuio Sft I Purhlo Parrnport t I Rapid Cltv. nonrrr Halt Ikc. . I Molnm M ) Kanta Ke... Idir Cltr M I Mirriilan .. lender I Mom City. Worth riatte ...84 lalrntine .. .... 7 W THREE CENTS Army Funds Cut to Limit Lodge Says Senator Favors Reduction of Armament But Only Under Condition That Action Be General. Outlines Future Stand By GRAFTON S. WILCOX. ' Chlraco Tribune-Omaha lira Leased Wira Washington, Aug. 17. Replying to democratic heckling, Senator Lodge, republican leader, outlined tj the senate today, some of the princi ples which will guide him as one of the American representatives in the coining conference of the world powers. He favors a general limitation of armaments, but he favors no limita tion unless it is general. He regards armament reduction as primarily necessary to relieve the world's economic distress and he hopes that it will also promote uni versal peace. He considers that the United States has already cut its army and navy budgets to the danger line and thinks it would be a grave mistake to make further curtailment un less there is an international agree ment for reduction of armament. The debate began when Senator Lodge, opposing passage of the1 $100,000,000 good roads bill on tha ground of economy, declared that army and navy appropriations had been reduced below the level of prudence. Cut to Danger Point ; "We have cut down with great, severity the appropriations for th. army and navy which I regard as absolutely . necessary expenditures for any government which means to protect itself against dangers which may come to any nation," said Senator Lodge. "We have cut tha army below a point which seems to me safe. We have cut the navy down to such a point that work on necessary ships, such as battle cruisers and airplane carriers, has been either stopped or slackened. "This is exactly like a man who economizes by giving up his insure ance, whether on his house or on his life. I think these reductions of our army and navy have been carried too far already, but to cut down the naval appropriations $100,000,000 below what is needed to complete, in a reasonable time, our building pro gram and give us usch a navy as we should possess under present condi tions is an economy of the most dangerous kind. . "When we make such tedutfibnT" as these and such reductions for the army as we have made it is wholly indefensible to take all we have saved cn the navy and spend it for good roads which are instruments of pros perity and convenience, but which are not an insurance of our safety nor a security for our peace." Harrison Deplores Stand. Senator Harrison of Mississippi, democrat, deplored Senator Lodge' attitude regarding armament. "The success or failure of the con-i fcrence depends upon the personnel of the delegates," said Senator Har rison. "I am hopeful that the senator from Massachusetts will change ht views and work in co-operation with the representatives of the other coun tries to bring about a limitation of armaments. Senator Harrison declared that President Harding should appoint Senator Borah of Idaho a member of the American delegation in recog nition of his efforts in behalf of dis ?rmament. Senator King of Utah, democat, suggested that the appoint ment of Woodrow Wilson would be logical and proper. Senator Harrison also demanded that the conference be held in the open. He offered an amendment to require the American delegates to use their influence for open ses sions of the conference. He gave notice that he would move to sus- pend the rules to make the amend ment in order as a rider on the de ficiency bill containing the $200,00(1 appropriation to defray the expense; of American participation in the con- ference. The first delegation to press for) a woman on the armament reduction conference was received by the. president at the executive offices to-4 day. The delegation from the Na tional League of Women Voters car ried the resolutions passed by the na- tional convention in April and by th executive board in July. President Harding received thd delegation with his characteristic cordiality. Mrs. Park made the trts4 entations. In accepting the resoltw lions, President Harding said thai he was very anxious to have the in- tuitions and influences of women utilized in this conference and htt was confident that the problem would be worked out satisfactorily. Cashier Saves $1,000 From Robbers by Sitting on It Chicaeo. Auor. 17. Mrc Yore, secretary of a dairv rnmiunr has a novel plan to outwit bold ban dits. She was Stonnrrt hv rnKKr. yesterday on her way to a bank wnn $i,uuu in currency. Dropping; the money on the sidewalk, she sat down on it and screamed. Efforts of the bandits to pull her over were futile and they fled as aid ap proached. Depositors in Hadar Bank Will Be Paid by State Xorfolk Neb., Aug. 17. (Special Telegram.) Approximately $77,000, taken from the Nebraska state guar antee fund, was received Tuesday bjr Ben Saunders, receiver of the failed Hadar bank, and will be used to pay depositors whose deposits in the bank were guaranteed by the state. Mr. Saunders will begin issuing checks to the depositors on Saturt day.