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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOI 51 NO. 25.
OMAHA... TUESDAY. MARCH 7. 19:2.
Mall t tMit; Hut. It; (m IOH Ik. Ilk
IT C R i c I c Italian Princess May
U. O. JAU51S Marry Roumanian
in I rial olj
I'oUi-Ij 'niiiiiy Sold Slotk
After Failure Certain, i
One of Ginfromrnt"
Defense to Hold Boards
The government dord its case
8mt the four promoter of the
Berg Potash eompany late yesterday
viih thete two main points:
Evidence that two share of Berg
treasury nock were issued to V. A.
'amine of O-icola. Neh., for $2X,
on Fehruarv IS. live day aiter
W. A. MeW'Imrter. one of the de
rndant nfliccr. told Walter Hope
l ell the "company had gone floey"
w supplied from company books
ly II. . O'llara. accountant.
1 he Berg company paid $100,000 to
the N'eh-Ou company June Jo. 1918.
lor leaes, alihnugh there was no
Neb-Ola company in existence
until August 12. A. L. kreiss, for
mer general manager ot the Herg
.company, recalled to the stand, tcsti
ved he did not negotiate the leases
in question until tome time in July
Claim Nothing Paid.
Xot a penny was ever paid for
lhese leases, for which $100,000 after,
ward was exchanged, Krciss de
c'ared. "Ve promised the owners only
the royalty from the potash ex
tracted." he said.
Payment of this $100,000. $6Q.:0!
of which was made in certificates of
rieposit. was not completed until De-
ember 31, 1918, according to the
"There wasn't enough money June
26 to pay such an amount," O'Hara
Judge Mungcr overruled objections
irom the defense to the inclusion of
Another $60,000 item, credited
once for commissions to William A.
McWhorter & Co., and again "to
lease account-' to the McWhorter
company, fiscal agents, also was
questioned by Lane.
Nothing on Books.
On cross-examination of O'llara
Judge J. M. Parsons, for the defense,
disclosed evidence that the Carnine
stock sale was negotiated August 24,
1918, nearly six months before the
payment appears on the Berg com
He emphasized the fact there was
iiothing irregular about the transac
tion and asked the accountant if it
v at, not customary to pay for Tstock
lv note, later than the date of sale.
""Trie books show no such note.
V, V was a cash payment," returned
' Prosi"'V,,or Lane holds that
,,it"ftn of the sale was
.u. v;-avment w;
I fe e, j
Rn 1 1 1 K H i I o I Uoyd George to Keep
DOIllIb Tlllb 0fT.ce, London Rcporl.
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Co m mil lee
Why We Shouldn't Go to Sea
parliamentary tnbbir,thii Itrrnoon,
Myi tht I ? n jktocuiion.
criki b been
decision cf Prime
termin g y decision ci I Pme
Mm' Oeorgt to continue
in ik Atttnem la lh uri.nl
,(rmt to tb urgent
ill unionut coUeafuo.
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House Action Delayed
New Tells Senate
Indiana Senator, Opening Ad-
London. March 6. From a reli
able source it vas h-arned that ne
notiatti'ii, are pending fur the mar
riage of Prince Solanda, eldct
daiiKlitcr of King Victor Lmmanuel
of Italy, to Prince Nicholas younger
son of King Ferdinand of I'outnaui.i,
says an F.xchange telegraph di
patch from Koine today. The re
port is not yet confirmet'l. I.at De
cember it liru.els dispatch carried
reports of Prince Yolanda's en
gagement to the Duke of lliabant,
eldest son of King Albert of Hel
gium. Ignorance of the engagement,
however, was professed in royal
iiiinUtratioii Figlit, Dr-t Urf
lr. Not OMiatctl to
Eva King Given
Sentence of 25
Years in Prison
It) Tba AwkikI rrr..
H hingttii. March 0. Iloii.t
ways and n;can coininittce rcpuhlt-j
cans encountered some uiiiot'kcd-fur
snags late today in further connidei-i
atiou of the soldiers bonus bill, with
a result that the formal preenti-l ., . . ... .j.
i . .1 i :! ' 4iui:gtoti, Martn o A rtoiu
tivn of the iinaMire to the liou-e wid ! ..... ., ,, , l.
be delayed for several day. t t"-n l'rcsidcnt Ilaiding wbat
It was undcrtood that an iin-uc- effect ratuicition of the four-powerj
e-ful tlTott ,va. made to contin j iiVj,-t. trcxt v will have on the Lam.-'
the bonus largely to the -dju.tedij j hii agImi.nt between the!
service certiticatc option. 1 he other j , ,. , , , .i..i'
difference wtrc said to have been 1 '"ted hta e and Japan was adopted j
unimportant. ' ,ol,,' lV ' f "e
After a morning sei..-i of the Presented by Borah.
majority committeemen. Chairman 1.e resolution wa presented by j
Fordncy auuouucrd that it was the! Senator Horah, republicank Idaho,!
plan to complete the bill in the af-jonc of the treaty tpjHiicnts, andj
ternoon. introduce it in the hou.-ejwa aurecd without a roll call, after
immediately and formally preent ita hhort debate in which Senator t'n-i
tomorrow, alter a session ef the en
tire committee. He added that mean
time he might discus. the measure
with President Harding.
derwond of Alabama, the democratic
leader and a member of the Ameri-j
ran arms delegation, declared that in ,
his ottinion the "agreement would
e wiped out entirely Dy tne series
I . .1... .i ? rf rmiii-rt-ncr trfatiCS,
quire the democrats on the committ-l .Senator Horah offered his proposal
tee to east their vote on the bill j f" the administration fiKht for rat
without presenting full opportunitv 'l.cation of the four-power pact had
date that the -
February 15. ',
Further inquiry to the sale ot
original or treasury stock not trans
fers, after September 30, 1918. when
the 'company's fortunes began to
wane, occupied the rest of the ses
sion. O'Hara on Stand.
O'llara will be on the stand a few
minutes this morning to complete
cross-examination, after which the
d&fense will hold the boards.
It is thought W. A. McWhorter
will be the first of the four men on
trial to be put on the stand by the
defense, though Judge Parsons, their
chief counsel, declined to admit, last
night, that any of his clients, would
testify in their own behalf.
The other three defendants are W.
(i. Cbipley, Charles Wohlberg and
Parsons said he expected to use
four days for-lhe defense.
Chinese Government Asked
to Punish Shelton Slayers
Washington, March 6 The Amer
ican legation at Pekin has request
ed the Chinese government to take
alt nn?ihlp measures to bring to
trial .the robbers who murdered .Dr.
t CU.ttsin on Amcrit-an mission
ary at Bating on February 17, it
was announced today at the State
The announcement said that the
action of the legation at Pekin was
taken upon receipt of a telegram
from an American missionary at
Bata'ng, giving an account of the
murder. Dr. Shelton was a medical
missionary of tht. Chrurch of the
Disciples--of Christ. First news of
his death was received in a tele
gram addressed to the general mis
y ion board of bis denomination at
St. Louis. .
' Actor and Playwright Sues
George Cohan for $50,000
w York, March 6. Robert C.
Milliard, actor anr playwright,
brought suit for $50,000 against
Ceorge M. Cohan today, alleging
Cohan failed to live up to an agree
ment to rewrite "Honest John
O'Brien" for him, with . the result
that he finds himself in midseason
without a play in which to star. Hu
liard contended that he turned oyer
to Cohan the rights to produce "A
Trince There Was" on condition that
Cohan would rewrite "Honest John
O'Brien" for him.
Appeal to Be Ta.ken in Case of
Woman Convicted of Second
Degree Murder in Bluffs
Mrs. Eva King, indicted for first
degree murder and convicted of mur
der in the sccdnd degree in connec
tion with the death of Robert Mur
ray, railroad detective,, in the gun
battle between gangsters and offi
cers at the Lena Schneider bandit
farm last fall, was sentenced yester
day to 25 years' imprisonment in the
women's reformatory at Rockwell
City. la., by Judge O. D. Wheeler in
district court at Council Bluffs.
Notice of appeal to the state su
preme court was given and her ap
peal" bond was fixed at $5,000.
Prisoner Breaks Down.
J. J. Hess, attorney for the defense,
argued for a new trial on the grounds
that the judge'jj instructions lie the
jury Classified his' client wronfly be
fore the jurors and that evidence of
breaking into stores by the garipr was
improperly admitted.- Hess alleged
that Mrs. King was not implicated in
the murder of Murray, nor responsi
ble for other acts of the men at the
bandit farm. The motion was over
ruled. The convicted woman was unable
to stand and receive sentence. She
arose from her chair at the request
of Judge Wheeler, but broke into
tears and crumpled back in her seat
again before ' he could pronounce
sentence. Her mother, Mrs. Ida
Miller, was at her side during the
pronouncement of sentence.
Daughter of Prospector.
Yesterday for the first time the
maiden name of the young woman
was disclosed here. Before her mar
riage to King she was Miss Eva
Sheppard. daughter of Grant Shep
pard, Idaho prospector, who was ab
sent from his home for months at a
time. The mother is a Christian
Scientist and supported her children
during the father's absence by prac
ticing as a' heater.
After Sheppard had been gone for
more than two years, the Wife ob
tained a divorce. She put her chil
dren through school and in later
years met and married Henry Miller,
whose name she now bears. The
marriage relation ceased very soon
and Miller disappeared. When next
heard from, he was in the Oregon
penitentiary, convicted of safe blow
ing and a bank robbery.
Drive to Lower Price of
Eggs Launched in New lork
New York, March 6. -Market
Commissioner O'Malley announced
today a drive to bring eggs to the
lowest price since the war. He has
obtained promises of co-operation of
many large chain stores, he said.
One group will offer eggs tomor
row at 25 rents a dozen.
Hughes Back Home
Washington, March 6. Secretary
Hughes arrived tonight from his va
cation trip to Bermuda and went im
mediately to his home, saying he
would be at his office in the State
department early tomorrow.
Farm Advance of $471,000
- for Nebraska"Approved
Washington,. March 6. Approval
hi 186 advances for agricultural and
livestock purposes aggregating
$4,802,000 was announced today by
War Finance corporation. Among
'the loans were the following: Colo
rado. $88,000; Idaho. $124,000: Iowa.
$40.000: Montana, $159,000; Nebras
ka. $471,000; New Mexico, $583,000;
South Dakota. $407,000: Texas, $218,
000; Wyoming, $190,000.
Will Hays Assumes
New Duties as Head
of Movie Industry
to consider it, met with some op
position from the majority side and
it was indicated that when the mea
sure was put in final form by the re
publicans, the minority members
would be given time to study its pro
visions before final committee action.
The bill will be taken up again to
morrow by the republicans, it was
said, with the hoop that it could be
completed before flight.
Changes made in the bill at the
two sessions of the majority mem
bers today was said to have been
largely of a technical character.
Committeemen declared that no im
portant alterations had been mad.;
in the compromise plan eliminating
the cash bonus, except where the
men were entitled to $50 or less and
substituting a bank, loan section to
the adjusted service certificate plan
authorizing national and state batiks
and trust companies, organized under
state laws, to loan certificate, holders
up to 50 per cent of the adjusted ser
Majority Not Disturbed.
Representative Longw'orth of
Ohio, a member of the committee,
told newspaper correspondents that
the majority was not disturbed by
sections of this bill. He thought
former service men would have no
difficulty in realizing on the certifi
cates, saying the amount of each
would "be small and that the small
banks would be asked to advance
only a comparatively small total.
The certificates would not be re
discountable by federal banks, he
continued, nor could the bank mak
ing the original loan have the cer
tificates redisc'ounted by other banks.
He added that the section was so
drawn that the certificates could not
get out of the hands of the banks
except by . transfer to the government.
New York, March 6. Will H.
Hays, former postmaster general,
took up his duties today as executive
president of the motion picture man
ufacturers and distributors of Amer
ica. He spend most of the first day in
his sumptuous new offices receiving
best wishes of leading motion
j picture producers, reading sheafs of
congratulatory telegrams and admir
ing bouquets sent in by friends.
Mr. Hays denied he had be,en em
ployed to bolster the industry against
attacks on its morality, asserting the
following two clauses from his con
tract told the whole - story of his
duties: ' -
"To obtain and then to maintain
the highest possible standards of
moving picture production.
"To develop to the highest possible
degree, the moral and educational
character of the industry,'
1 00 Cases of Eggs Lost
When Boxcar Burns
Tccumseh. Neb., March 5. (Spe
cial.) A refrigerator car and over
100 cases of eggs, 30 dozen to the
rase, were lost by fire on the Bur
lington at Sterling.
A Sterling produce company had
loaded the car with 400 cases and
turned it over to the transportation
eompany. A small heater, used in
the car to keep the eggs from freez
ing, is thought to have caused the
blaze. When the fire was discover
ed a locomotive hiuled the car under
the water tank and the water was
allowed to flow on it, but to no avail.
The car was then set on a side
track and men salvaged all the eggs
they could. Nearly 300 cases were
removed, but there was considerable
loss in breakage and by heat among
these. The car was destroyed."
Youth Who Escaped From
Sioux City Jail Captured
Sioux City, la., March 6. Roy
Burk. 17. who with five others
escaped from the Woodbury county
jail here 10 days tigo, has been
captured at Sapulpa, Okl., according
to word received by Sheriff Paul
Beardsley. Burk was to have been
taken to the penitentiary the day of
his escape to serve 20 years for rob
bing a man of $2.71 at the point of
a gun. He will be returned to Sioux
Citv and tried for jail breaking. This
! carries a 10-year penalty.
Chicago Woman Cashier
Arrested in Los 'Angeles
Los Angeles. March 6. Miss
Laura Thomas. 21. said to have been
a cashier in the South Park bank,
Chicago, is under arrest here on a
telegraphic warrant charging em
bezzlement. According to the police
she confessed to taking $1,600 from
the bank on January 21. blaming her
desire for pretty clothes.
When her funds became exhausted
Miss Thomas passed a number of
worthless checks in Los Angeles, the
police say. She will be returned to
Chicago to answer the charge.
been opened by Senator New. re
publican. Indiana, in a prepared ad
dress declaring that the treaty con
tained no alliance, but was a long
step forward in international amity
No Further Binding Effect.
Senator I'nderwood asserted that
anyone who had read the four-power
treatv and the Lansing-Ishii notes
would see immediately that the latter
have "no further binding effect" be
cause a new arrangement has been
substituted to define rights in the
"The Insing-I.-hit agreement"
said the democratic leader, recog
nized certain spheres of influence
and of course a1l questions of
spheres of influence in the region of
the Pacific are settled by this treaty.
The Lansing-Ishii agreement is com
pletely wiped out by this treaty."
Senator RobinscTn. democrat, Ar
kansas, and Brandcgee. republican.
Connecticut', suggested that the four
power treaty concerned only the Pa
cific islands, while the LansingTshil
agreement dealt with China and Sen
ator LVderwood rallied that in any
case the arms conference treaties as
a whole "clearly negative any idea
that Japan has any special influence
in the affairs of China and the region
of the Pacific by reason by her con
tinguity of soil."
Thus, he added, the special inter
est, referred to in the Lansing-Ishii
notes had ceased to have any status
in international law.
There is no "alliance" in the Pa
cific treaties nor any obligation to
use force. Senator New of Indiana,
(Turn to Pb Two, Column Six.)
Klan Donates $15
lo Church Funds
H-mtrntt. WSJ T Cluo TnSw. " m
Hooded Men Inform Baptist
Pastor They Are
Wife Brings Suit Against
Hushand to Get Practice
Detroit. March 6. Viola Graham
Peters. law student, craved practice
in the knowledge of law and accord
ingly brought suit against her hus
band. Gerritt. for scnafate mainte
nance, Gerritt told " Tudec Arthur
W ebster in contesting the case.
,Taft, Ca!., March 6. Five automo
biles carrying masked and hooded
men in the regalia of the Ku Klux
Klan were driven to the Baptist
tabernacle of the Rev. Van Dyke
Todd at Fellows last night during
the regular service and leaving the
occupants outside while threi mem
bers of the band entered the taber
nacle, informed the Rev. Mr. Todd
that they were "for him" and donat
ed $15 to the church funds.
The tabernacle was filled with
members of the Baptist faith and the
sudden entrance of the three ghost
like Klansmen caused much agita
tion among the worshipers. The ex
citement subsided, however, as soon
as the good will of the white robed
visitors was manifested.
The Rev. Mr. Todd has been the
object of two communications re
cently, both of which were signed
"K. K. K." The first threatened
him if he did not discontinue sermons
which he had been preaching recent
ly, against lawlessness in the oil
fields. A second letter received a
few days after it became known that
he was the object of a "warnirig"
commended his pulpit stand against
the "open town" element and declar
ed that the "triple K" had no con
nection with the first warning that
he received. ,
Portrait Painter Dies
Farmington, Conn., March 6.
Robert Boiling Brandcgee, portrait
and landscape painter, died at his
home here late yesterday.
Dog Guards Body of
Master for Over Week
Union Chief Says
U.S. Grain Growers
"Petting Parties" j Sales Firm
Head of Telegraphers Charges
Roads Did Not Hold Proper
Wage Conferences With
Chieag, March 6. Charges that
the railroads generally had not held
proper conferences with their em
ployes before bringing requests for
wage reductions to the United States
railroad labor board and that only
the lower classes of employes were
named while the roads held " petting
parties" with the big four brother
hoods, were, made before the board
when wage hearings began today.
A short indictment of the roads,
delivered by E. J. Manion, president
of the Order of Railroad Telegra
phers, wound up a day's session of
roll calls which disclosed that 205
railroad systems and 25 labor or
ganizations are on the board's docket
to figbt out the present case. Mr.
Manion's brief, but pointed state
ment was taken to indicate further
charges of similar nature would bp
made tomorrow by other labor lead
ers. The object of seeking reductions
at present was held out to the em
ployes as a desire to translate such
reductions into freight and passen
ger rate reductions, Mr. Manion de
clared the conference committees
were told. There was no attempt
by most of the roads, he said, to
negotiate a new wage scale based by
the transportation act's prescription
for a "just and reasonable wage."
Regional wage conferences be
tween the roads and the big four,
referred to by Mr. Manion as "pet
ting parties," have been going on for
several weeks, but no agreement has
yet been reached. Meanwhile re
quests by the roads for reduction
of train service wages have been
excluded from the present hearing
by the board.
Former Center of
Mother and Bancs, 111 with
Flu, Rescued as Flames
Ravage Business Block
to Have Branch1
in Omaha Large! Com
pany in World. '
Chicaso, March (i. Officers of the i
. United States Grain Growers, Inc., i
i yestrrdav announced incorporation of I
the United States Grain Growers i
Sales eompany, a subsidiary organi
zation which will operate in the Chi
cago, Kansas City. Omaha, Indiana
polis and Minneapolis markets. The
subsidiary organization, according
to officers of the Grain Growers, will
be the largest grain selling firm in
More than 1 10.000,000 bushels of ! surcd
grain will be marketed each year by j The Antioch fire department, with
the selling company on present mem-1 limited apparatus, was handicapped
hy coin weattier and tne names were
fanned by a high wind.
Family Is Rescued.
The flames spread from the Fred
erick store eastward, destroying a
vacant store building, law offices and
library of Sam O'Brien, the Mc
Clcnnan drug store building which
was vacant, the Kiskis Brothers
ing house and the Central rooming
house and a vacant residence.
Mrs. J. S. Porter, proprietor of the
Central rooming house and her three
children, were ill and were carried
from the burning building. '
Mrs. Hobbs. night telephone oper
ator, stuck to her post, though heat
from the flames cracked the glass
in the telephone office building.
Two big potash plants have been
destroyed at Antiocn in the last 18
months with several hundred
thousand dollars loss.
Antioch had a rapid growth dur
ing the war when it became the cen
ter of the potash industry. In the
vcars since the war ended, its popu
lation has become less and less and
citizens recently have discussed the
advisability of legally dissolving the
incorporated town on account of the
'expense. The town now has about
Brother of Caruso Denies
Vocal Orgaus Removed
Naples, March 6. (By A. P.)
Giovanni Caruso, brother of the late
Enrico Caruso, who has just arrived
from tjie United States, asserts that
the botiy of the tenor was buried
intact. Dr. Salvia, who embalmed
the body, had wanted to remove the
vocal organs, Giovanni added, but
the family of the singer refused its
The foregoing dispatch confirms
the statement of Mrs. Caruso, widow
of the tenor, who declared there was
no truth m the report printed in a
Home newspaper last week that the
vocal orarans of the sincer had been
kept for medical examination.
Antioch, Neb., March 6. (Spe
cial.) Fire which started in the
George Frederick grocery store here
jut after midniplit destroyed seven
buildings in the most important
business block in Antioch, causing a
!o?s estimated at $75,000, partly in-
bcrshio basis, officials said.
The United States Grain Growers
Sales company will be able to en
gage in a general grain business and
perform all the functions of grain
firms in the terminal markets at the
present time, President C. II. Gus
Momhcrshio in the United States
Gram Growers Inc., has passed the restaurant, ,le Steam Heated
Sii.UtiU marK, otlictais saia touay, aim
announced that more than 85 per
cent of the 50,075 grain growers arc
concentrated in the states of, Illi
nois, Nebraska, Indiana, North Da
kota, Iowa and Missouri.
Burch Called to Stand
in Obenchain Tria
Bartlesville, Okl., March 6. A
searching party found the body of
Harold Salley, 21, of Glen Oak. in
a thicket near a country school
house. He had been absent -from
home eight days.
The body was guarded by Salley's
dog which at first refused to allow
the searchers to approach. A severe
bruise was found on the dead man's
head. Salley apparently had been
dead about sbc days.
The damp ground about the body
was trampled smooth by the dog.
who was almost dead from , starva
tion, apparently having remained
J constantly with his master's body,
Catholic Priest Beaten
Amarillo, Tex., March 6. J. G.
Keller, Catholic priest at Slaton,
who was seized by masked men at
that town Saturday night and beaten,
tarred and feathered, authorized the
statement here today that the inci
dent was the climax of sentiment due
to pro-German accusations aRainst
him during the world war. He said
he was denied final citizenship papers
in federal court at Amarillo in June,
1920, on the ground that he had reg
istered as a German subject after
taking out his first naturalization
The masked band is reported to
have comprised both Catholics and
protestants of Slaton. A mcrs meet
ing held at Slaton yesterday adopted
resolutions declaring the attack on
tl.c priest was not directed t the
Catholic chjrch as an institution, but
at the priest as an individual
Los Angeles, March 6. Arthur C.
Burch, jointly indicted with Mrs.
Madalynne C. Obenchain on the
charge of murdering J. Bclton Ken
nedy, was called to the witness stand
as a surprise witness b the district
attorney in the trial here today of
Mrs. Obenchain. He refused to an
swer questions until granted counsel.
Deputy District Attorney Asa Keyes
asked Burch: "Did not Mrs. Oben
chain meet you at the station when
vou arrived in Los Angeles on July
Burch, who was visibly affected by
the surprise of having been called to
the stand and sworn in as a witness
without warning, said:
"I am not advised by my counsel,
and I cannot answer."
The prosecutor then asked him
how he had come to stop at a cer
Burch instead of replying turned to
the judge and asked that he be per
mitted to have the advice of his
counsel. The request was granted
and examination postponed while the
bailiff sent for Paul Schcnck, attor
ney for Burch.
May Put Radio Phones
in Cabins ou Leviathan
New York, March 6. (By A. P.)
Chairman Lasker of the shipping
board said today that he would
strongly recommend installation of
radio telephone apparatus in each of
the 700 first-class cabins in the
steamship Leviathan soon to be re
conditioned, so that when it re-enters
the trans-Atlantic trade the pas
senger, while at sea, can converse
with friends ashore.
The idea was suggested to him.
Mr. Lasker said, by the successful
wireless conversations yesterday be
tween New York and the. steamer
America, then 350 miles at sea.
Oil Freight Rales Cut
Washington, March 6. Reduction
in the freight rates on petrol and
petroleum products from the Burk
burnett and Ranger fields in Texas
to points in the Mississippi valley
and mid-continent areas were or
dered today by thf interstate conv
Man Crazed hy Moonshine
Slays Wife and Kills Self
Missoula. Mant., March 6. John
Jarvi, said- by officers to have been
crazed from 'drinking moonshine liq
our, last night shot and killed his
wife and then took his own life.
Four small children survive the
John Jacobson and William Wirth
are under arrest on charges of sell
ing the liquor to Jarvi.
Road Probe Body to Visit as
Many Counties as Possible
Lincoln, March 6. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie stated today it
was the intention of the state and
county road probe committee. to visit
as many counties as possible in a
week, when the committee resumes
its hearing April 14. The committee
is certain to visit Sherman and Clay
counties during that week.
Tuesday fair and colder.
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W, . M.itlirw Sentenced In
Due In 10 Year for
Stickcl Case Dismissal
I.itUuIu. Mjrt'll li. tSl'Ci il Tele-
I gr.uu, - WilLird V, M.ithew. t.irir.cr
I preident of the detum't Pii'lteer
State bank. Omaha, sentenced in
I Omaha t''is morning t ' from one ut
' 10 jear lor rnibi zlcuieiit of $20n.0rti
of the bauk't funds became Convict
K2.54, Nehtaka -late penitentiary, at
i 6:15 iiiitight,
i In an hour t'mgi r print, and
; BcHiHou ntcuNiireiiuuts were tktn
and at H he wan taken to a cell bee
be spent his fust night in prison. H'
I picture fur the prisoners' gallery will
lie taken tomorrow morning, Warnm
1'rndMl announced tonight.
"We need a nun bke Mathews m
inaugurate a bookkeeping sytin
rnuncttiou with our new ovrr.i!! t.ic
tury, which is ju'-t opening," the
; warden sain.
, Prison otlicials reported tl.a
I Mathews remained stoical during bn
examination and while records tr ;h.'
prison file were being taken.
Mathews is the second Nebraska
banker involved in bank failures in
I the last t ear to enter prison. The
other is li. II. Hare of lloskiu. w ho
began serving a one to 10-year sen
tence jn April. 1921. and will appear
before the state board of pardons a:uf
paroles March 14 to ask for a parole,
'as after a prisoner has served 1
j months for such a crime, he U cligi
' ble to parole if his prison record i
good. Mathews will be eligible o
j apply for a parole in January. 1023.
' under the same rule.
Attorney General Clarence A.
I Davis has instituted criminal pro
ceedings against at least 12 other Ne
braska bankers involved in recent
failures. All of them, however, have
pleaded not guilty and are awaiting1
"I have taken this course to sa;
those interested in the institution of
which I was the head," said Mr.
Mathews. "I could have pleaded not
ciiiltv and stood trial. ThaT would
I have made vast expense and, I bc
I lirve, would have ruined the insti-
union. As it is. I believe the bank
will pay dollar for dollar.
Mind is Prepared. .
j 'Mv mind is prepared for tiie
darkness and coldness of prison
walls. I shall endure, them.
"The worst will be the separation
from my wife and home.
"My comfort shall be that my
heart is clean."
Mrs. Mathews will continue to live
at the family home, 4929 Cass street.
Mr. Mathews was indicted by a
grand jury last fall.
Stickel is Dismissed.
Indictment charging W. L. Stickcl,
Kearney, Neb., with aiding and abet
ting Mathews in the embezzlement
of funds from the Pioneer btate
hank was dismissed on the motion
of Assistant Attorney General Dor
sey, shortly after Mathews was sen
tenced. "It might cost the state as much
as S10.0OO to try Mr. Stickel's case."
said Mr. Dorscy. "It has developed
that there is no direct connection be
tween Stickcl ajid the Tioneer Stale
bank transaction. An examination ot
(Turn to Tax T. Column Kopr.)
Hundreds of Birds Found
Dead After Snowstorm
Broken Bow, Neb., March 6.
(Special.) The bodies of hundred's
cf strange birds were found on the
streets and in the parks here follow
ing the snow storm. The birds re
sembled sparrows in form, but their
markings were .white and brown,
with black stripes. Since the warm
weather of the last day or two, the
ones surviving the storm have con
tinued their journey north.
New Hampshire Man Named
Assistant to Postal Head
Washington. March 6. John H.
Eartlett of New Hampshire was
nominated today by President Hard
ing to be first assistant postmaster
general. Mr. Bartlett, who at prrs
ent is chairman of the civil service
commission, will succeed Dr. Hubert.
Work who on Saturday succeeded
Will Hays as postmaster general. -
Washington. March 6. An appro
priation of $34,978,033 to meet ex
penses of the Agriculture department
during the coming year is recom
mended in a bill reported today by
the house appropriation committee.
The total was $3,370,026 less than
the amount appropriated for the cur
rent fiscal year and $1,554,835 less
than budget estimates.
District Judge at Wahoo
I ilea for Supreme Court
Lincoln. March 6. (Special.)
District Judge V.. E. Good of Wa
hoo today filed as a candidate for
the supreme court on a nonpolitica'
ballot. He is in the Fourth judcia!
district. Charles R. Keckley. Yorl;
filed as a democratic candidate fcr
the state senate from the Ninth sen-
Iowa Miners Vote for Strike
Albia, la., March 6. Returns re
ceived at state headquarters here in
dicate that Iowa miners, members
of the United Mine Workers of
America, are voting overwhelmingly
in favor of a strike unless an agree
ment can be reached nn the new-
wage scale, according to John Gay,
secretary ot uie low a district.
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