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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8. 1922.
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HrpuMtCiiiu For Measure
Introduced by Chairman
Fordney Parage U
May Be Called Monday
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Washington. March 7. The com
promise oldier' bonus bill, carry
ing a bank loan provision in place
of the cash Installment payment plan,
original! proposed and once ap
proved by the home, finally was
agreed to today by republican mem
ber! of the way and mean commit
tte. It was introduced later in the
house by Chairman Fordney, who
nnounccd that il would not be
called up until next Monday, if then.
Parage of the bill was predicted
by Mr. Fordney. Ilia opinion .ap
peared to be harrd by inrmbers of
the house generally. ome of whom
aid that on the final vote party line
would disanncar. There was some
speculation in house lobbied and cor-J
ridori at to President Harding
viewi of the compromise plan and
also at to whether he would find
occasion to express those views be
fore the house voted.
Hrding'a Stand Unknown.
At the White House, it was said
that Mr. Harding had not studied
and. consequently, had not formed
an opinion as to the bank loan pro
vision. He was represented, how
ever, as maintaining the same posi
tion that be did when he wrote Mr.
Fordney on February 16 that the
bonus cither should be paid by a
sales tax or the legislation postponed.
Some of the majority members of
the committee believe that since the
new plan defers for three years any
large drain on the federal treasury.
the president will not object to tt.
Thev sav the compromise will en
able needv veterans to obtain cash
without the necessity of imposing ad
ditional taxes on the general public.
Just when the hill will be called
tip in the house will not be decided
until fter Mr. Fordney returns from
a trip to the west, on which he start
ed late today. Miouid tne- Din oe
taken up next Mjonday, the house
would proceed to its consideration
under a suspension of the rules
which would prevent amendment. It
taken up later, Mr. 1-ordney said,
there would have to be a special
I rule. It was expected that this
would be so drawn as to give prec
edence to committee amendments,
a plan designed to prevent the open-,
ing up of the bill to general amend
ment. , , , Similar to House BilL . ; .
' Mr. Fordney said the entire ways
anrl means committee would meet
Wtnrday, when the democrats would
iiat an , opportunity to pass judg-
. , i 1 1 -i r . i -
mcnt Ofl me Din. Meantime me
measure w'be printed so that they
and house numbers generally can
studv its provisions.
Aside from the' substitution of the
bank loan provision for the cash pay
ment plan., the bill as introduced is
very similar to that previously
passed by the house. The only im
mediate cash payments proposed are
to veterans whose adjusted service
pay would not exceed $50. Other
veterans could select one of these
Adjusted service certificate, com
bining a loan and insurance plan.
Farm and home aid.
Cost Will Vary.
The ultimate cost of the bonus to
the government, it was said, would
denend upon the number of men
selecting each of the options. It was
estimated that the immediate cash
payment to those entitled to not more
than $50 each would be around $16,
000,000. The final cost might range
all the way from $1,000,000,000 to
S4.500.000.OOO, the maximum figure
being predicted upon all of the vet-
(Contlnned on re Two, Column One.)
Tar and Feathers
Granted Two Departments
Washington, March 7. Many in
creases in appropriations for the Dc
partmentsof Commerce and Labor
requested by Secretaries Hoover
ap Davis, were authorized by the
,"v.cnate appropriations committee in
reporting today the annual supply
bill for the two departments. Al
together $415,000 was added by the
senate committee io the $25,351,000
provided in the house bill.
The committee provided $50,000
for the bureau of navigation for use
in administering the wireless com
munication. President Harding re
quested this appropriation as an
emergency to meet the situation
caused by promiscuous "broadcast-
f ing" of telephone radio matter.
. Crowds Unable to Attend
Funeral of Negro Comedian
.-New York, March 7. Five thous
and persons were unable to Rain ad
mittance today to St. Phillips Epis
copal church in Harlem to attend
funeral services for Bert Williams,
negro comedian, who died Saturday.
More than 2,000 persons, headed by
a squad of police, followed the
hearse from his home to the church.
Masonic services will be held to
morrow and burial will be in Wood-
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of a lodge in Scotland. -
Robbed of $9,000 in N. Y.
New York, March 7. Two armed
bandits today held up Willis Litch
field, representative of the New York
. i Globe, in fronj of the newspaper
V office in Dey Street, and escaped
with $1,193 in cash and $7,985 in
checks. He was on his way to de
posit the money and checks in a
bank. - . . ,
(linden. N. J, M.rch 7. Titrlit
and (rathrring will be the ptinih
ment (or highway robber at Wood
Is nne, near here, in the future,
Mayor illiam Kramer announced
Utt right, Many residents. o( the
community recently have been held
up and robbed of small sum.
"We have obtained a big tank for
melting far, said the mayor, "and
bountiful aupply of (ratlin. The
neat nun ram he in holdup w ill be
tarrrd and frathrrrd and carried
through the street at an example
to the community.
"In taking this atrp the citizens
of Woodlynne believe they can
break up the practice within a ahort
Senate to Ratify
Declare Reservation Ap
proved by Foreign Rela
tion Committee Wholly
Washington, March 7. Advo
cating ratification of the four-power
Pacific pact treaty without hesita
tion or qualification. Senator Kel
logg, republican, Minnesota, told the
senate today that the pact was to
free from entangling commitment
as to make reservation possible
sources of embarrassment, rather
than of advantage.
The Minnesota senator declared
no agreement to employ force or to
defend any other nation's rights was
contemplated by the instrument, and
characterized the "no alliance" res
ervation approved by the foreign re
lation committee as wholly super
fluous. Senator Kellogg reviewed the ne
gotiations leading up to the treaty
and asserted that one of its most Im
portant provisions was that abro
gating the Anglo-Japanese alliance.'
which he said long had been viewed
with suspicion, He alluded to the
Bryan arbitration treaties and sim
ilar international agreements as fur
nishing precedent for the four-power
pact and declared there was "no
semblance of similarity" between tlie
new treaty and the obligations of
article 10 of the league of nations
No Definition Necessary.
The most that the four-power
treaty obligated. the United States to
do, he said, was to respect the rights
of the signatories in the Pacific and
to consult with them if those rights
"It is true," he continued, "there
is no definition as to just what those
rights arc, and no defiiuition is nec
essary. We have absolute dominion
over the. Philippine island, and the
other powers agree to respect those
rights. The other powers have ab
solute dominion or mandates over
other islands and we agree to respect
"There is little, if any, chance for
disagreement as to what those rights
are, but assume that the title of any
country should be questioned, we do
not agree to submit that question to
arbitration or to the decision of any
conference, or to be bound by any
finding, but simply to consult to
gether with a view to adjustment of
But it is said that we are entering
into an alliance which will involve
us in the disputes of the far east
and may bring on a war. An alliance
is generally understood to be an
agreement between two nations
whereby if one is attacked the other
agrees to go to its defense. If this
four-power treaty constitutes an al
liance, then practically all the treat
ics we have ever made, by which we
agree to consult together to arbi
trate questions, to lay down rules of
action in war or peace, to limit arma
ment upon the great lakes are al
liances." House Pays Tribute
to Memory of Clark
Washington. March 7. Remind
ing members of the house that Champ
Clark was buried one year ago to
da', Representative Garrett, Ten
nessee, democratic leader paying
tribute to the former speaker in a
brief address, referred to him as
"one of the glories of his genera
tion." "The record of his life is fresh in
the memories of all of us who are
here assembled." declared Mr. Gar
rett, "and even his personal presence
is vivid in the recollection of prac
tically every person who sits within
the sound of my voice. In view of
the eminent position which he occu
pied in the country and particularly
in this house and in view of the af
fection and esteem in which he was
held by all of those who are listen
ing to me, I trust there may be
thought to be nothing inappropriate
in expressing this recollection of our
late beloved friend and statesman,
the Hon. Champ Clark.''
Members of the house arose as
Mr. Garrett completed his remarks
and stood in tribute to the former
Slayer May Be Paroled
From Insane Hospital
Norfolk. Neb., March 7. (Special
Telegram.) Gustave Bahr, slayer of
Percy Steifel, may be paroled from
the Norfolk State hospital, where he
has been confined since the jury in
the murder trial at Pierce found him
to be insane. The superintendent
of the state hospital believes Bahr
is sane and indicates that his parole
is being considered.
Confirm New Mint Head.
Washington, March 7. Nomina
tion of F. EL Scobey of Texas to be
director of the mint was confirmed
by the senate today. Mr. Scobey
succeeds Raymond T. Baker, whose
term expires March 19.
to Be Given
Court Kxcludc Much Kvi
denrc Offered Defence
Rests Without Present,
ing Te bti ny.
T' . ,V
t n government m it
V ..nst W. A. McWhorter, W.
L liiplry, Charle Wohlberg and
Jacob Masse for conspiracy to dc
fraui" "n promoting the William Berg
ccnij. ", featured closing argu
ment lor the deftiiic late yesterday.
The case will go to the jury thi
morning. J. C. Kinder, United
States attorney, is directed to con
clude the case in 45 minutes after
court convene at 9:30, Federal
Judge Mungcr will then instruct the
Krii Assailed by Counsel.
A. L. Sutton and J. M. Parsons,
coun.tl for defense, asailed Krciss
as the man who made the most
money out of the potash deal, for
which he tour defendants now face
the possibility of prison sentences.
"He get an 'immunity bath' for
leading these sheep to the (laughter
and getting them into government
custody," thundered Sutton.. "If
anybody here ts going to the pen,
that man should," pointing a finger
in the direction of Kreiss.
"Kreiss is the man who led Mc
Whorter into the trap by pouring
Arabian nights' tales of potash wealth
into his ears. It's McWhorter's mis
fortune that he met Kreiss," Sutton
Parsons continued the assault on
Kreiss. He also argued that the gov
ernment's testimony, aimed to prove
a conspiracy to defraud, is largely
circumstantial and is as consistent
with the innocence as with the guilt
of the four men.
"Everything went down in value
after the war," he argued. "If potash
prices had stayed up, these four de
fendants and everyone who bought
stock in the company would have
been rich men today.
A. W. Lane, assistant prosecutor
for the government, denied this alle
gation. "These four conspirators robbed
the company of so much at the out
set, it could never be put on its feet,
even if the armistice had not been
signed," he declared.
Plant Termed "Only a Bluff
He said construction of the potash
plant at Merriman, Neb., was "only
a bluffiiq-beip jn selling more stoifc,
"Their 'advertisements that every
dollar's worth of stock in their com
pany was fully paid up was a bald
faced lie, as they stole $190,000 at
the outset without $1 of considera
tion," he asserted.
Judge Munger early yesterday
afternoon ruled out a large part of
the government's testimony that it
took nearly five days to present. He
said it was not sufficient legal evi
dence of fraud.
From the government standpoint,
the most important thing he ruled
out was the Neb-Ota company ac
quisition of $100,000 on June 26. 1918,
whereas the prosecution contended
the company was not organized
until August 12, 1918.
Four Points at Issue.
Judge Munger instructed the
prosecution to confine its arguments
to the jury to these four points: That
defendants issued $190,000 to them
selves without payment; that they
advertised all stock to be paid up;
that they represented no more stock
was to be had, and overt acts such
as sending letters with this informa
tion through the mails.
The big surprise was the decision
oT counsel for the defense to present
no testimony. It was presumed the
four defendants would be placed on
the stand. Three of them are under
another indictment in the Missouri
Valley Cattle loan case.
Rosewater at Capital
Washington, March 7. (Special
Telegram.) Victor Rosewater of
Omaha, newly-appointed head of
publicity for the sesquicentennial of
American independence to be held at
Philadelphia in 1926, was in Wash
ington today in company with May
or Moore and a group of Philadel
phia's leading citizens, who caled on
the president to invite him to break
ground for the exposition, July, next.
Although Mr. Rosewater's appoint
ment as head of publicity is protested
by the Pennsylvania state commis
sion, Mayor Moore believes the Phil
adelphia committee has the power to
appoint and is going ahead along
those lines. j
Unless something unforeseen should
occur, Mr. Rosewater expects to en
ter actively upon his duties' March
IS. Mrs. Rosewater will remain in
Omaha until after school closes,
when she will join her husband in
Bonds Worth $150,000 Stolen
From University Fund
Philadelphia, March 7. Bonds and
other negotiable securities valued at
more than $150,000 have been stolen
from the strong box of Dr. Thomas
W. Evans dental school and museum
fund of the University of Pennsyl
vania, it became known late last
night Walter- A. Unger, assistant
treasurer of the fund, is being sought
in connection with the case. Unger,
who is 27 years old, disappeared from
his home here last Tuesday.
The theft was discovered last
Wednesday when a committee of the
trustees opened the strong box. AH
of the securities with exception of
three mortgages had been taken,
members of the committee said.
Girl Agree to Park
Their Vanity Caaea If
Teacher Will Return
John Bull: "And Have You Get the Tummy Ache Like
Kerketry. Cal.. Mardi 7.-DipIo-ttutic
negotiation were opened
lrday to have Alwtn Thayer, ano
cite Knitlnh piofcimr at the I'm
vrr.ity of (ahhuma. return to the
freshman la, fetter he abruptly
walked out Saturday beeaue certain
Kir ttudent would not tOp pow
dering their nof.
"Ye, I admit I walked out," he
"I akcd them to put au'de their
vanity case and attend to their
vork and they juit giggled at me
and powdered away all the harder.
The gife'ttU'r have agreed to park
their vanity box outride, it i re.
ported, and the profesor i expect
ed to return to the clat today,
of Lloyd George
Prime Minister Glowingly
. Praised by Political Enemy
Hjr Tli AuurUlttl Prw,
London, March 7. "He is one of
the greatest figure of the world'
history what is the use of abusing
him," said Sir Arthur J. Balfour, al
luding to the prime minister, David
Llovd George, in a speech at the
Carlton club today. This speech,
which was expected to give some
clarity to the situation, threw no
new ligh on the crisis, however, and
Sir Arthur, like his unionist col
legues, Austin Chamberlain and Sir
Laming Worthington Evans, far
from reproaching Sir George Young
er, who was the real provoker oi the
crisis, did not even mention his name.
Balfour made a powerful plea for
continuance of the coalition system
as opposed to a return to the two
party system, which he declared was
only a fair weather system, unsuitcd
to the present abnormal times when
the nation was still laboring under
the aftermath of war. Never, he
said, was there a time when the co
operation of the unionists and liberals
was more desirable than now, and
declaring that he had spent many
years politically fighting Mr. Lloyd
George and therefore ought to know
something about him.
' Exceeds Friends' Tribute.
Balfour paid a more glowing
tribute to the premier than had ever
been heard from the prime ministers
enthusiastic admirers. The whole
importance of the speech lies in the
influence it is calculated' it will have
on the rank and file of the conser
vative party as coming from the
oldest and most respected leader of
that party. The extent of this in
fluence cannot .mimediateJy.be fat
vulated. ' ;
No announcement was made in the
speech of the premier's future plans
and in this way tne spcecn was ais
Crisis Has Subsided.
While the crisis has subsided, the
problem has not been solved. The
prime minister has acceeded to strong
representations and will remain to
see through the government's Irish
and Genoa policies. He is retiring
to the seclusion of his home in Wales
for a period variously mentioned as
a fortnight to six weeks, leaving ac
tive charge of the situation to Mr.
Chamberlain and other cabinet minis
ters. His condition tonight was so
improved that he was able to get out
of bed. He hopes to preside over
the cabinet council at noon 'tomor
row, and will start Thursday morn
ing for Cnccieth.
The general view is that the crisis
will not recur until autumn, when
parliament will be dissolved. But
the activities ot tne dissentient union
ists have bv no means, tts seen by
their determined attacks on the free
bill on the parliament yesterday. Six
teen of their leaders today issued a
stirring manifesto to their followers
in a'sound conservative policy, inciud
ing "efficiency of the second cham
ber, so gravely impaired ot late
vears, which is a claim of restora'
tion of the lords' veto, and declaring
that "the ambiguous language and
inconsistent action of the past must
in the future be scrupulously avoid
ed." , .
Judge Colby of Beatrice
to File for Supreme Bench
Fairbury. Neb., March 7. (Spe
cial.) In response to petitions Signed
by the bar associations of Beatrice
and Fairbury, Leonard W. Colby,
who is holding court here this week,
will file for nomination for supreme
judge from the Fourth judicial dis
trict, it has been announced.
Tudge Colby was elected district
iudge of the district comprising Gage
and Jefferson counties two years ago.
He has practiced law at Beatrice
He served as United States as
sistant attorney general under Presi
dent Harrison, and as brigadier gen
eral by appointment from President
McKinlcy during the Spanish-American
Baby Girl Accidentally
Shot in Head by Brother
Clarinda. 1.. March 7. The 4-year-old
daughter of Orison Huddle,
near Braddyville, was accidentally
shot in the head by her 7-year-old
brother while the children were play,
ing with a rifle. The shot struck
and tore off the end of the first
finger before imbedding itself in the
girl's skull above the ear. She is
expected to recover.
4 KUled in K. C. Blast
Kansas Citvy March 7. Four men
were killed and nine injured when
a compressed air tank at the Kansas
City Railway company's barn ex
ploded this morning, tearing out 20
feet of brick wall and derailing
many street cars.
Three of the four men killed have
been identified as Earl Haynes. 30;
Clarence Legate, 20, and Frank
KrtniMifiiii Mutineer Gne
Free Slate Force U lfotirt
Paid Well, Say
Men Working in 5,327 Indus
tries in 28 Western States
Draw Less Than Rail Em
ployes, Reports State.;"':.
Chicago, March 7,VMen engaged
in work comparable -to that done on
railroads, employed in 5,327 indus
tries in 28 western states, are receiv
ing wages much lower than those
paid to railroad employes, according
to a statement read today by J. W.
Higgins, executive secretary of the
Association of Western Railways,
before the United States Railroad
Labor board at its hearing concern
ing wage disputes between the men
and the roads.
Represents Western Roads.
Mr. Higgins represented 101 west
ern railroads. Other railways in the
western states operating under dif
ferent conditions and circumstances
announced an intention of making
separate statements to the board.
According to the statement, pre
pared after an exhaustive survey of
the 318,893 employes of all classes
studied in other industries, 247,866,
or 77.73 per cent, were getting
wages in December, 1921, lower than
those paid by railroads for similar
services. The statement said that in
Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Mich
igan, Mississippi and Tennessee
more than 90 per cent of employes
in other industries are paid less than
Less Than Rail Pay.
In California. Louisiana, Minneso
ta, Nebraska, Texas Utah and Wis
consin according to the statement,
from 80 to .90 per cent are paid less
than the railroads pay. In' Idaho,
Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota and
Oklahoma from 60 to 70 per cent re
ceive lower wages than the railroads
pay, while in South. Dakota 55 per
cent are being paid less.
Veteran Engineer Becomes ,
Seriously 111 at Throttle
Creston. Ia., March 7. (Special)
A. S. Wilson, one of the oldest rail
road engineers on the Creston divi
sion of the Burlington, became sud
denly ill at the throttle of his en
gine pulling a freight train on the
Cumberland branch, and on the re
turn trip was taken from the cab
unconscious at Orient, being relieved
by the fireman, J. C. Sweeney.
He was rushed to his home and a
physician pronounced his ailment as
hemorrhage of the brain. Mr. Wil
son has been in railroad service for
about 44 years, most of the time as
an engineer. Physicians say he will
Wife, 22, Mother of Seven
Children ; Five Living
Elvria. O.. March 7. Although not
yet 22, Mrs. Frank Uhler, wife of a
local butcher, ts the mother of seven
children. Mr. and Mrs. Uhler have
been married six years.
The first three children, all born
singly, are healthy. Then came
twins, both girls, about a year ago.
The twins, however, died. A few
days ago another set of twins, boys,
arrived. They are in robust health
Bandits Steal Payroll.
Providence, R. I., March 7. Ed
ward Spencer, paymaster of the
American Screw company, was slug
ged and robbed by automobile ban
dits today of a pavroil amounting to
between $5,000 and $6,000. The ban
Middle West Has
Two Infants Claim Fame, One
a9 Bootlegger, the Other
"Holds Up" Train.
. Chicago, March 7. Two middle
western town came forward with
infant prodigies, so ,they call them,
each a "world" champion.
Davenport, la., professes to have
"the w-orld's youngest bootlegger" in
Marion Abney, 5.
Gladys Berry, 6, Marion's play
mate, so the Davenport story runs,
cp.me home with the liquor, and just
like the grownups, she endeavored
to protect the source of supply when
confronted by her parents. She fin
ally said she got the drinks at a
jewelry store and her father had
D. T. Jones, the proprietor, arrested.
In court, Marion Abney was the
star witness and he cleared the jew
eler. "I gave Gladys two glasses
of wine, when mamma was away and
she drank it all," he testified proudly.'
Pana, 111., then produced the
"youngest holdup woman" in the
world, and tells that the northbound
Illinois Central train had just start
ed out of Pana when the engineer
beheld a little girl waving wildly,
running toward him. Suspecting she
had a ticket, he stopped the train.
The tot clambered on, ran down the
aisle, kissed her aunt, and ran out
again. She had "held up" the Illi
nois Central, three minutes.
Five Deaths Total
of Georgia Tornado
Augusta, Ga., March 7. Five
deaths appeared tonight to be the
total of fatalities in the tornado
which early today ravaged villages
near here in Georgia and South Car
olina. The storm centered, accord
ing to reports received here, at War
renville, S. C, where, in addition to
the five persons killed, a number
were injured. ?
In Warrenvillc, where 25 houses
in the southeastern section of the vil
lage were demolished, the homeless
uninqured immediately set about the
work of rescue, guided through the
blinding rain and. darkness by cries
for help. '
Clothing, furniture and wreckage
generally were scattered over the
ground and in tree tops by the wind,
which, with 'whimsical generosity,
left a large mirror without a crack
under the debris of a house and
moved a small corrugated iron fire
house 100 yards -without disturbing
the leaves of a huge oak tree which
sheltered it.-' . '
Motor Company Chauffeur
Frustrates Payroll Bandits
San Francisco, March 7. An at
tempt of five "bandits to hold up a
pay car of the Ford Motor com
pany in which $10,000 was being
carried from the Wells-Fargo Ne
ada National bank to the Ford plant
here, was frustrated late today when
the car was suddenly speeded up,
throwing one of 'the bandits from
the running board: ' .
Laurenti, Metropolitan v
Baritone,, Dies at N. Y.
New York. March 7. Mario Laur
enti, aged 30, ' Metropolitan Opera
laritone, died here this morning, fol
lowing a brief illness. He caught
cold several days . ago, ' while on a
concert tour and returned . to this
city, and after a few days spinal
meningitis developed. The singer
was born in Verona, Italy, and came
to this country seven yrtrs ago.
2 Witnesses for
Trial for Per jury
Grand Jury Indicts Mrs. Min
nie Neighbors and Mrs.
Frances .S. Bates Testi
mony False,. Charge. ,
San Francisco, March 7. Mrs.
Minnie Neighbors of Los Angeles
and Mrs. Frances S. Bates of Chi
cago, who testified for the defense in
the trials of Roscoe C. ("Fatty")
Arbuckle, were indicted on perjury
charges early this morning by the
county grand Jury. '
Mrs. Neighbors testified at Ar
buckle's first trial that she saw Miss
Virginia Rappe, in connection with
whose death Arbuckle is accused of
manslaughter, at Wheeler Hot
Springs, Ventura county, California,
in August, 1921, and that Miss Rappe
had suffered two sick spells while at
the hot springs.
Not There, Says Brady.
District Attorney Matthew Brady,
after the grand jury session, said he
had presented the jury with evidence
to prove Miss Rappe was not at the
springs at the time stated by Mrs.
"I doubt if Miss Rappe ever was
at this hot springs," said Brady.
Mrs. Bates testified at the second
trial of Arbuckle. She said she
worked with Miss Rappe in a Chi
cago department store in 1913, where
the film actress had been employed
as a model.
Brady said he furnished the grand
jury with records from the Chicago
store to show that Mrs, Bates
worked at the establishment in 1909,
was discharged in 1910 and had not
been re-employed by the store.
Brady in a statement giving his
reasons for asking the indictments
said he intended to prosecute "all
persons who commit perjury."
"I consider' this far more import
ant than prosecuting persons charged
with other felony," Brady said.
- Early today, the police said they
did not know the present location of
Mrs. Bates or Mrs. Neighbors.
Neither was it known when the war
rants on the indictments would be
New Hampshire Man Named
- Assistant to Postal Head
'Washington, March 7. John H.
Bartlett of New Hampshire was
nominated yesterday by President
Harding to be first assistant post
master general. Mr. Bartlett, who at
present is chairman of the civil serv
ice commission, will succeed Dr.
Hubert Work, who on Saturday suc
ceeded Will Hays as postmaster general.
Fair " and warmer . Wednesday.
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lows: rrth and weet. 2 dereea:
decree: zouth. .9 dexreva.
De Valera Is Blamed
Dublin, March 7. (H- A.
Richard Mutcahey, iumitrr tf dr.
fenrse in Dail I'.ireaun cabinet left
for l.imrriik this afternoon. It was
expected that tn' viit would rcult
in a Mtilfineiit of the difficulty that
Iian arisen at a result of the invasion
of the town by detachments of lriah
republican army troops.
Troop. Extend Sphere.
Limerick. March 7.-(Bv A. P.)
The detachments of Irish repub
lican army troops who invaded
Limerick lat Sunday and comman
deered the principal hotels, extended
their sphere of occupation today by
taking possession of the technical
The British troops here are con
fined to their barracks. The free
state forces are occupying barracks
and the police Mai ions. The street
today were being patrolled by the in
vaders, some of whom wore uniform
and all of whom carried arms.
Persistent rumors that free state
forces had been dispatched from
Dublin had not been verified up to
this forenoon by the arrival of any
such troops. It is considered here
that the policy of the provisional
government will probably develop an
effort to adjust the situation by ne
gotiations before other measures arc
Three Axmed Forces.
The situation early this afternoon
was iuict, although some tension wa.
felt last night. With the town oc
cupied by three distinct forces, name
ly British troops which have not yet
been evacuated, free state republican
and member.! of the Irish republican
army, the situation today was re
garded as full of possibilities.
Three armed men of the Limerick
brigade of the Irish republican army
entered the liason office Sunday
night and arrested Captain O'Shaugh
nessy, the liaison officer. Havergard
hall was commandeered Sunday
evening by additional republican
army units who arrived in the city
from outside districts to join the
other troops which came into Limer
ick Sunday and commandeered the
Dublin, March 7. Reports that re
publican mutineers have given free
state forces 48 hours notice to sur
render Limerick police barracks to
day intensified the situation in
Limerick and caused genuine anxiety
to free staters. These rumors lacked
substantiation but it was agreed that
free staters would stubbornly resist
dispossession and in event of an at
tack, the barracks would be vigorous
ly defended. No breach of peace,
however, had been reported early to
day. Lack of authentic news intensi
fied seriousness of the real situation,
"A Dangerous Game."
Freeman's Journal, under the head
line: "A dangerous game," declared:
"Attempts are being made to
carry on political propaganda and
develop mutinous spirit in certain
sections of Ireland." ;
"Some adherents of Document
No. 2" it added, "have made up
their minds that they cannot prevent
by argument establishment of the
Irish free state and It looks as if
they were about to try to see what
can be done by turmoil. Incidents at
Clommel and Limerick already have
shown how far the mutineers are
prepared to go, but the Irish people
(Torn to Pace Two. Column FtTe.)
Compromise to Avert Coal
Strike Urged by Harding
Washington, March 7. The be
lief o President Harding that the
coal operators and miners should
keep faith and get together before
the expiration of the present agree
ment on March 31, was reiterated to
day at the White House.
The president, it was said, has in
formed Secretary Davis that the De
partment of Labor should insist on
both parties to. the present contract
observing the provision for a meet
ing of the operators and miners to)
renew the agreement before the ex
piration of the present one.
Ferry Boat Caught in Ice
With Passenger Train
Mackinaw City, Mich., March 7. r
The car ferry Chief Wawatam, car
rying a northbound passenger train,
js again caught in the heavy pack
ice about half way across the straits.
The vessel left here late yesterday
but has not been able to move since
evening. The ice pack is not as heavy;
as when the ferry became wedged,
in several weeks ago and it is be-j
licved she will be released shortly, j
Business Man Advertises j
for Burglars to Stay Away;
Tampa, Fla.,-, March 7. John P.
Sutton. Tampa business man, whose
home burglars have ransacked four
times within the last two months,
has an advertisement in a newspaper
asking the marauders to Stay away
front his place.
"I have very little left now vorthv
taking." the advertisement says.
"Please pass me by for a while."
Hearing Is Continued
- Bismarck. N. D.. March 7. Hear
ing of A. C. Tow nicy, president ol
the National Nonpartisan league, on
a charge of embezzlement, sched
uled for Thursday in Fargo; has
been continued indefinite! v. Sveinb
jom Johnson, attorney general, an
nounced today. Counsel for Town
ley requeued the continuance.
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