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The Omaha Daily Bee
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OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH t, 192
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We Can See It Better Now
Make Arms ailure 0 K c , si fegf!
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I . S. (urrmii-iit Inform
Italy I'drtic ipat ion in Luro
pean I!ronotuif Confer
cure 1 liiipovilile.
British Are Disappointed
Vainttoii. Marrtt R By A. 1'.)
- -The United States eminent lu
declined the invitutiuii t at titipatc
in lite licma conference,
'I lie lU-ri-ion v.i- transmitted late
today to Senator Kicei. the Italian
ambassador here, wli.i, acting fur tii
country ami indirectly lor llic allied
tiitrfiiti council, (X'i ikIkI the iuvlla
Ihiii Ur American participation.
'I lie t i ti of Hie American K'J'
eminent at n't forth in the cotnniiinl-i-ilmii
handed Anil:fj(lor Klcci N
il.at participation by the 1'nitcd
otitic in any general Kuropcan eco
nomic conference i iinio.sible at
this time, owing to the complete fail
ure of Kurnpcaii nations, in the view
of the American gnmnraciit, to
adopt proper weaMires for remedy
ing the raiages of war and for in
viring the stabilization of their
London, March 8. The news that
the I'nited Stale lias declined the
invitation to participate in the Genoa
economic conference is extremely
disappointing t all supporters of the
tienoa project. The view is held
here that the absence of the I'nited
State, is bound to detract Irorn the
usefulness of any decisions adopted
at the conference, for European
economists are increasingly con
vinced that the real rehabilitation of
central Europe is possible only with
the -o-opcration of the I'nited States.
In Germany the disappointment is
likely to be quite as keen, the im
portance attached to American
participation being shown by Vr.
Kathcnau's recent speech on the sub
ject. Italy is believed to feel as
Great Britain, but the French gov
ernment is thought to be quite luke
warm about the project and the fact
that America has declined to partici
pate will add strength to the French
objections and tortity tiie i-rench de
mand that questions concerning rep
arations and treaties shall be rigidly
excluded from the purview of the
Will Lose Significance.
America's refusal can hardly be
without effect on the British prime
minister's plan. It is known that
Lloyd George has built great hopes
on the conference and its expected
results as a political asset iu the
rriflilniv 1 tlfU'It ti I 9nia1 tiS the
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country. It is recognized that with
Oit the participation of America, the
coiuCJence w'" ')e deprived of some
thing otSits significance.
Russians to Attend.
Moscow, M'aVch 8. "Conditions
might arise tmuV which Russia
would refuse to gd to Genoa, but at
present our plans for attending the
conference are unchanged." Foreign
Minister Chitchetin told the Asso
ciated Tress today.
Xo intimation had been olTicially
received regarding the reported
Lloyd Georgc-Poincare agreement to
put Russia on probation, M. Chit
In an interview in which he ex
plained Russia's position in the light
Peace in Pacific Main
Purpose of Americans
in Treaty, Bay State
Solon Tells Senate.
asliintfton, March 8 TeruiiiM
li"ii of the Anglo-Japanese alliance
ami sul.vfituliou of a political syttem
actuated by peace in the IVitie, was
described in the senate today by Sen
ator Lodge of Maachuctt. the re
publican leader and a member of the
Anieiicaii arms delegation, as the
"main purpose" of the four-power
The Aiigto-Japanee arrangement,
Senator Lodge declared, was re
garded by the delegation as "the most
danger"!! element" in this govern
ment' relations with the far east.
He asserted that if the four-power
part with it clause abrogating the
alliance failed, the naval limitation
agreement also would be endangered,
resulting in failure of the conference.
No' Entangling Commitments.
No entangling commitments are
contained in the treaty, he asserted,
and no provisions contrary to Amer
ican traditions. He characterized
it as only an experiment, but added
that it was one that must succeed if
the United States is to make good its
professed desires to take the lead in
guiding the world toward peace.
Declaring he desired to "tell the
senate with entire frankness" the
motives which actuated the American
delegation, Mr. Lodge said:
For a mem tit and more before the
conference met the American dele
gation was in session almost every
day. W'c tricM ,to determine and
mark out the 'course which the
American delegation, with whom
rested the responsibility of initiating;
all the work of the conference,
should follow. The delegation was
in complete accord as to the policies
to be pursued. The shadow of pol
itics or, of personal feeling, never
rested for a moment upon our de
liberations. Delegation United.
"The American delegation were
Lat Won! Hecfived From 111
Fated Norwegian leanier
Jot Aliout Weather liy
Entire Crew of 35 Lost!
Oinali lira Miff,
New York. March S.-kolM"
ticked out the wireless operator of
'the Norwegian steamer (iroutoit last
) Thursday as lie and crew of iS went
Mown with his idiip in mid-Atlantic,
J victim of the winter's worst ocean
"Sk " he Marled to repeat, thi
stout-hearted on of the Vikings of
old. challenging death with a jest.
even as the mountainous waves swept
over the (iroutoft for the last time.
1 1 is aerials sounded no more,
Four hour later the Ksthoiiia,
battling fiercely to reach the scene
in the teeth of the hurricane, plunged
bravely through the storm-swept
waters where the Grontot't had o
l.'.tely been, but not a trace could
Capt. Jorgcnson find of the ship or
its crew. The Atlantic had taken
"Spurlos versenkt.' was the pic
turesque epitaph of the Grontoft,
recorded in Capt. Jorgenson's log.
Esthonia Reaches Port.
The Esthonia arrived in port to
day, its 122 passengers saddened by
the thought that all its captain's ef
if p n i
immsier 01 Uiu
Insurgent Republicans aud
Free Staters Agree to Leave
Each Other Alone Pend
Routed bv Fire
, in Bluffs Hotel
the Boulogne agreement, M. Cliit-
"W'c won't consent to take a posi
tion of inferiority to others or to any
conditions which will put us in that
jdace. We want to go to Genoa as
equals, conferring as equals to reach
a compromise and settle our differ
ences." Many U.S. Employes Held Not
limited to Retirement Pay
Washington, March 8. Approxi
mately 80,000 government employes,
holding their positions by presiden
tial order, are held to be not entitled
to the benefits of the- retirement act
in an opinion rendered by Attorney
General Daugherty and transmitted
to the Interior department, which
administers the -act.-
Secretary Fall in announcing the
opinion today said that out of 8,000
employes who have been retired un
der the act, 6,400 had been receiving
compensation illegally and that upon
receipt of the attorney general's rul
ing an order was issued that no more
certificates for payment be issued.
Goodrich Rubber Manager
Killed in Motor Car Wreck
Denver, March 8. Robert E.
Hayes, manager of the Denver
branch of the Goodrich Rubber com
pany, was instantly killed early tnis
morning in an automobile accident on
the Idaho Springs road, three miles
west of Bergan park. Two men D.
P Raymond and R. M. Gattshall ot
Kansas City, .who were m the cy
with Haves, were detained for ques
tioning "by. the polite when they
called at the police station to report
Pornological Society Will
Hold Meeting in Bluffs
The next session of the American
Pornological societv will be held in
Council Bluffs during- the week of
November 13 to 18. simultaneously
with the meeting of the Mid-West
Horticultural association at the audi
torium, according to a letter received
by Prof. R. S. Hcrrick from Paul E.
Stark, secretary of the society.
Venice Deputy Proclaimed
Fiume Government Head
London, March 8. Giovanni Giuri
ati. deputy from Venice, has been
proclaimed head of the Fiume gov
ernment which will replace the over
thrown Zanella regime, says a Cen
tral News dispatch from Rome today.
Giuriati was formerly Gabriele D'An
nunzio's chief of cabinet at Fiume.
Limerick, March 8. (By A. P.)
Large forces of regular Irish repub
lican army troops now are in Lim
erick, occupying the Williams street
barracks and five other barracks.
They have also taken over the local
jail. British troops are still occupy
ing the new barracks and the. ord
nance building. ' The ordinary police
duties are being performed by Irish
republican army regulars.
The city was quiet today and the
population in general appeared more
composed than at any time since last
Sunday s invasion by insurgent Irish
republican army forces, who com
mandeered the principal hdtels and
are still occupying them as billets.
Substantial reinforcements for the
republican regulars came in last
night, 500 men arriving from East
Clare and East Limerick. They were
accompanied by an armored car.
Nearly coincident with the coining
of the reinforcements was the arrival
of Richard Mulcahcy, th? dail min
ister of defense, and other provisional
government representatives, who be
gan negotiations with the insurgent
republican troops. Strong hopes
were expressed that an understand
ing would be reached, making it un
necessary to use force , in bringing
about the withdrawal of the invaders.
Pending the outcome of the negotia
tions it was agreed that neither side
should interfere with the other.
De Valera Scored for
Silence on Limerick
Dublin. March 8. (By A. P.)
Freeman's Journal discussing the
Limerick situation today dealt with
what it described as "Eamon De Va
lera's silence" and said editorially:
"De Valera, so far as is known,
has taken no step to correct the
deeds of hot headed persons, who,
pretending to be his followers, have
invaded Limerick and quartered
themselves in that city as its inhab
itants. Thanks to self control of
the rank and file of the Irish re
publican army, actual evil results so
far have been avoided. The situa
tion, however, in the city is impossi
ble and full of danger. Conflict at
the present moment would be an
outrage on the Irish nation and its
name throughout the world. It be
hooves De Valera to speak and let
the world know where he stands."
The Bee's bond quotations,
in The Five O'clock Ev
ening and all editions of
The Morning Bee, give
the daily transactions of
the New York Stock Ex
change, including the
Other Omaha newspapers
which pretend to publish
the close do not do so.
Their close is a rake,
tabulated sometime before
the market ends for the
Nowhere is timeliness more
important than in market
Dozen Overcome Ajrcil Man
Is Rescued Fireman Hurt
iu Fall Through Glass
Lives ot 80 guests were en
dangered early yesterday morning,
when fire was discovered m the
Goodrich hotel, Eighth street and
Brodaway, Council Bluffs.
Most of the guests were asleep
when the flames started in a lower
hallway and spread rapidly tl'yough
the upper- halls, filling the rooms
with smoke and making escape im
possible by the stairways.
When the fire department arrived,
guests were leaning out of the
windows pleading for help. The
smoke had cut off exit by way of the
single fire escape. Many men
reached the ground from the second
and third floors by means of ropes.
Overcome by Smoke.
W. H. Pretz, 72, who has lived at
the hotel for years, was rescued by
firemen after he had become un
conscious in his room.
His rescue wa3 effected when fire
men placed a ladder to aid a man
who sat on the sill of the window of
his room, half frozen, begging for
help. When a ladder was placed, he
said he thought 1c heard a man
groaning in another room. Firemen
dashed through the smoke and found
Pretz. He was carried down a ladder
and rushed to the Jennie Edmund
son hospital where his condition is
said to be serious. He is burned on
the face, arms and body.
About a dozen women and several
children were in the hotel. They
were lowered to the ground by ropes.
They were lightly clad.
Pet Dog First.
Mrs. Bonnie Loomis, 23, her hus
band and their pet dog were in room
10. Mrs. Loomis insisted that the
dog be lowered to the ground first.
This was done, Mr. Loomis lowered
his wife and then slid down the rope
Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn and
their two small children were in an
other second, floor room. The two
children were lowered first by a rope.
Then Mrs. Dunn took hold of one
end of the rope and was being let
down, but lost her hold and fell sev
eral feet, injuring her ankle.
Dick Morrical, lrtanager of a pool
hall in the hotel, crept out from his
room to a sign over the Broadway
entrance of the hotel, where he sat
in his night clothes calling for help.
He was finally rescued by firemen
with a ladder.
Caot. Vincent of fire company JNo.
3 was injured when he stepped on a
class canoov and fell through.
Georere Bennett sintered, a sprainea
back when he fell from a rope down
which he was sliding.
The fire was put out before it had
creatlv damaeed the hotel. T he
three-story building .is owned by W.
S. C. Goodrich, who built it in lyuo.
Loss is estimated at $15,000.
Hardwood Association ' -Members
Vote to Disband
Louisville, Ky., March 8. The
members of the American Hardwood
Manufacturers' association today
adopted the report of the board of
directors- which recommended that
the present organization be disband
ed and the American Hardwood In
stitute organized in its stead.
Shooting in Belfast
Belfast. March 8.-(By A. P.)
Ajther fatal' shooting occurred this
morning in the continuation of the
disorders which have been in
progress several days in Belfast and
which' resulted in four deaths yester
day. A sniper on Antrim street shot
and mortally wounded one man, Wil
liam Johnson and slightly wounded
tlllltf1 ill tlif flnctr in cnnirA rfiltc
frnm tim i.rnrm, .i.i, ,....i,t forts to reach the Grontoft in time
promote the peace of the world, re- j ,,ad ,)ec" in .vai" To, Capt. Jorgen
iv... a t-o .! t- son it was just another episode in
ine lives oi inosc wno gn nowu to
the sea in ships. But to Ed Hansen,
the wireless operator of the Es
thonia, it was a mournful memory of
I a brother operator whose devotion
to duty not even the imminence of
the call to Davy Jones' locker could
. An unknown hero he must remain
in these annals, for Hansen never
asked his name.
The Grontoft, loaded at Galveston,
New Orleans and Norfolk, left the
last named port February 20 for
Esbjerg, Denmark, with a cargo that
bore it well down to the water line.
The Esthonia was coming west from
the Baltic and the North Sea. It is
of the Baltic-American line and hails
Hears Ominous "S. O. S."
Six -hundred miles of Cape Race,
while the Esthonia was fighting a
fearful battle against a gale that blew
110 miles an hour at times and tore
great canyons in the grceii gray wa
ters, Hansen heard an ominous 'S.
O. S." signal clicking into his
phones. It was the Grontoft and
the location its operator gave indi
cated it was about. 50 miles east of
the Esthonia. He reported to Capt.
Jorgcnson, who had. not left his
bridge for 60 hours.
At once Jorgcnson decided to put
about, despite the protests of his
subordinates, who spoke of the fear
ful risk to which he was subjecting
his passengers. But the passejigcrs
were below decks, for none but the
sturdiest sailor could be trusted to
face such weather. So Captain Jor
gcnson, true to the traditions of the
sea, put over liis helm and the Es
thonia staggered back into the ghast
ly troughs from which it had just
shivered its way.
It was just 10 Thursday morning,
March 2, when the first signal star
tled Hansen and it took Jorgenson
(Turn to Fnite Two, Column Six.)
"Artistic Kiss" Ends
New York. March 8. The "ar
tistic kiss" she received at the an
nual ball of the New York Philan
thropic league early Sunday morning
has hampered the operatic ambitions
of Mrs. Harvey Rosenthal, beautiful
wife of a wealthy dentist. Mrs.
Rosenthal was to have had "an audi
tion" at the Metropolitan Opera
The ball was 46011111316(1 suddenly
about 2 a. m. after Rafaelo Diaz,
Metropolitan opera tenor, greeted
Mrs. Rosenthal with a kiss and was
struck by her husband. Following
the affair, Dr. Rosenthal was quoted
If going into opera includes
artistic kissing, Mrs. Rosenthal will
never enter opera with my consent."
Mrs. Rosenthal did not appear for
her promised operatic tryout. So
far as could be learned, the audition
had been postponed indefinitely. At
her lipme it was said Mrs. Rosenthal
was out of the city.
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Harding and Party
Leave Capital for
Vacation in Florida
Washington, March 8. Accom
panied by Mrs. Harding and a small
party of friends in official life, Presi
dent Harding left Washington early
this evening to spend a week in
Florida, in rest and recreation.
The president left the capital at 5
and will arrive in St. Augustine,
where he plans to spend most of the
week's vacation, at 6 tomorrow night.
The presidential party, in addition
to the president and Mrs. Harding,
included Attorney General Daugh
erty, Speaker Gillett of the house,
Under Secretary Fletcher of the
Slate department, Brig. Gen. Sawyer,
Mr. Harding's personal physician,
and George B. Christian, jr., his sec
retary. During liis stay in Florida the
president, it was said, will cast aside
official cares and get as much rest
and recreation as possible, the trip
being the only vacation he has taken
since last summer, and the longest
he has enjoyed since his inaugura
tion. He plans to spend much of the
time playing golf over courses near
Economy and Public Service
Principal Issues, Candi
date Tells Supporters.
Plans for a campaign in Douglas
county in behalf of Adama McMul
len of Gaf?e county, candidate for the
republican' nomination for governor,
were nia(Je at a luncheon at the Bran
deis yesterday. Thirty republicans
were present and authorized the
formation of a McMullen-for-Gov-ernor
club. Clinton Brome presided
and was directed to appoint a com
mittee to perfect the organization.
Mr. McMullen spoke briefly, af
firming his belief that national and
state administrations deserve support
and will receive indorsement by the
voters as they realize the real achieve
ments made. He said that economy
must be practiced in the conduct of
government and that this, coupled
with the rendering of necessary pub
lic service, constitutes' the principal
issue in Nebraska local politics this
Allies Await Action
of U. S. on Arms Pacts
Paris, March 8. (By A. P.)
France and other European coun
tries are awaiting the United States
senate's ratification of the Washing
ton conference agreements before
submitting them to their respective
parliaments, according to a state
ment by Premier Poincare and M.
Sarraut, of the French delegation to
that conference, before the senate
committees on foreign affairs and the
They added the information that
the ratification of the L'nited States
senate was likely to carry reserva
tions, thereby entitling the other sig
natories to make equivalent modifi
cations iu the Pacific aud naval lim
itation treaties. France's difficulties
at Washington would be shown
when the minutes of the conference
were published, as the United States,
it is reported, intends doing,
British Ambassador and
Wife to'Visit Pacific Coast
Washington, March 8. Sir Auck
land Geddes, the British ambassador,
accompanied by Lady Geddes and
his personal secretary, Hugh Ten
nant, will leave Washington next
Friday night on a visit to the Pacific
coast. He expects to return to
Washington April 11.
The itinerary will include the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado on
March 14;- Los Angeles. March 15,
and San Francisco, March 19. Pay
ing a short visit to the Vosemite Val
ley on March 26. the party will ar
rive at Portland, Ore., on the fol
lowing day and after two days in
that city and another day in Seattle
will arrive at Victoria, B. C. April 1
and in Vancouver on April '3.'
There will be a four days' visit at
Vancouver and then starting east
ward the party will arrive at Winni
peg on April 9 and Chicago on
One Man Killed, Two Boys
Missing in Michigan Fire
Cheboygan, Mich., March 8. One
man is dead, two boys are believed
to have been killed and three blocks
in the business district are in ruins
as the result of a fire which swept
Cheybovgan todav. The loss is esti
mated at from $500,000 to $1,000,000.
The fire is believed to have been
started by a cigarct carelessly
thrown into a waste basket.
The two boys reported missing are
believed to be buried beneath the
TT IT 1
of Bonus Measure
Republican Leaders Consider
Calling Bill Up Under Sus
pension of Rules Would
Washington, March 8. While the
fight against the compromise sol
diers' bonus bill continued unabated,
house members on both sides of the
question predicted that the measure
would be passed by the house.
Although a two-thirds vote would
be required to put the bill through
under such a procedure, republican
leaders were discussing the question
of calling up the measure under a
suspension of the rules. This would
preclude the possibility of amend
ment and ordinarily would limit de
bate to 20 minutes on each side.'
The majority membership will be
sounded out on this proposition, but
a decision probably will be withheld
until after the return, late in the
week, of Chairman Fordney of the
ways and means committee, who will
have charge of the bill ' on the
The next rules suspension day in
the house will be March 20. Leaders
said the army appropriation bill
would be taken up next Tuesday,
ahead of the house bill and even if
the latter measure were not called
up under a suspension of the rules,
it probably would not be considered
before the week beginning March 20.
There was some discussion during
the day as to President Harding's
attitude with regard to the comprom
ise bill. Representative Mondell of
Wyoming, the majority leader, said
he did not think the statement made
at the White House yesterday that
Mr. Harding occupied the same posi
tion that he did when he suggested
a sales tax or postponement of the
legislation was to be taken to mean i
that the executive was . prepared to
veto the measure. ' ' . ' i
Adjutant General of Army ,'
Plans to Retire September 1
Washington. March' 8. Maj. Gen.
Peter C. Harris, adjutant general of
the army , since September 1, 1918,
plans to leave t he active service
about April 1( it was learned today.
The general, a brother of Senator
Harris of Georgia, expects to take
an extended leave of absence until
September 1, wheu he will go on the
retired list: '
Gen. Harris' entered the military
academy from Cedartown, Ga., in
1884, graduating in 1888 and being
assigned to the infantry upon tak
ing up active service.
His-only son,. Capt. Charles' D.
Harris, was killed in the last days
of the war and was awarded the
distinguished service cross posthum
Anti-Blue Law League
to Hold Meeting in June
Washington, March 8. A national
anti-blue law conference will be held
at St. Louis June 23, 24 and 25, the
Anti-Blue Law League of America
announced today. It is expected at
this conference, it was said, to "settle
the question of whether or not the
people of the United Mates want
blue laws and interference with their
rights as to the observance of Sun
day." ' -''We
intend." , the announcement
added, "to give representatives of
the reform organization seeking to
establish nation and state blue laws,
opportunity to express their argu
ments iu support of their proposed
measures. We will present ours and
the people wilt act as the judge."
Hansen State Bank
Boxes Are Robbed
Auto Stolen in Hastings and
Abandoned in Grand Island
Hansen. Neb.. March 8. Yegg
men broke into the Hansen Stale
bank here sometime Tuesday night
and rifled 26 safety deposit boxes.
The extent of the loot has not been
determined, but bank officials do not
expect it to be large, as it is known
that very little money and only a
few valuable papers were kept in the
boxes. The cracksmen failed to get
into the bank vault.
The robbery is believed to have
been committeed by the persons who
stole an automobile during the night
at the home of B. S. Koehler in Hast
ings. Tools were stolen in a shop
Sheriff Cole believes the robbers
are members of the same gang that
robbed the bank at Juniata some
weeks ago. The bank customers
had been warned against keeping
valuable securities in the deposit
boxes and so far as could be deter
mined this afternoon almost nothing
of value was taken.
The Koehler car was found abandoned-in
Grand Island. It is be
lieved the robbers may have boarded
a train at that place.
"Widows' League" Is(
Organized in Chicago
Chicago, March 8. Twenty prom
inent widows of Chicago met today
and formed an organization which
will be called the Widows' league.
It is proposed to extend the organi
zation to all parts of the country.
It was stated that the object of the
league will be to protect women who
have lost their husbands from un
scrupulous persons, chiefly shyster
lawyers who prey upon them.
Tracy Alden, president of the
Chicairo Bar association, addressed
the meeting' and promised that the
Ieaeue would be furnished with a
list of . reliable lawyers, "to whom
they could turn with confidence in
the first months of their bereave
ment." The league will take up the study
of probate law. Married women
will not be excluded from the league,
even though they are not widows,
since' there always is a chance that
they will be. .
Seeking Death's Portals
Chemist Goes Beyond
' New York, . March 8. Seeking
data .for his book "The Hereafter,"
Thomas W. Weggielus of Brooklyn
23, a chemist, swallowed what he
thought was just enough anaethetic
to take him to death's portals, x
The book will never be finished for
young Weggielus miscalculated the
dose and the portals swung wide for
Thursday Fair; not much change
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Promoters Held Guilty
M-W hortcr, Wtililberji, Mde
jniil Cliiplc) Cuimcted of
Coiiipirai' to I'm- Mail
Jury Out Only 90 Minutes
"Guilty" wa tin' verdict a federal
jury n turned at 5 yesterday after.
noon againM the miaitet of Herf
Mock company promoters charged
with conspiracy to u-e the mails to
Tli convicted m-n are William A.
McWhortcr. Charles Wohtberif.
Jacob Masse and V. G. thiplry, in
the order in which the verdicts were
Jnryiiicii reached a decision at
2:45 p. in., a scant hour and a halt
after they returned from luncheon,
the case going to ihcm at noon. But
when Dennis Cronin. I'njled Stales
nur.shal. came down to inform the
judge, lie found Judges Munger and
Woodrough had left only five
minutes before lo attend a memorial
for the late Judge Walter I. $jmfth
in Council Bluffs. They did not re
turn until 5.
Defendants Show No Emotion.
Fred M. Whitney, foreman, and
ether talesmen declined to say how
many ballots were cast.
"We agreed to say nothing about
it," they explained.
The four men heard the verdict
with no perceptible show of emo
tion. Wohlberg. Masse and Chipley
standing, but McWhorter seated. A
younger brother of Wohlberg stood
at his side.
A. L. Sutton, their attorney, im
mediately made application for a new
trial and appeal to the circuit court.
Judge Munger granted him 20 days
in which to file his brief for a new
trial, the latter acting as a stay of
The maximum is two years' im
prisonment and $10,000 fine each.
Face Another Indictment.
Sutton inquired when his clients
will be rtied on similar indictments
returned for using the mails to de
fraud in the Missouri Valley Cattle
Loan company promotion. Judge
Munger replied he did not know even
whether he would preside in this
He is scheduled to hold court else
where next Monday, so that if the
government desires to prosecute at
once, Judge Woodrough or Judge
Martin Wade of Iowa will have to
Chipley, eldest of the four mcr.
found guilty, . is white-haired and
white-moustached, presumably be
tween 50 and 60 years of age. Hh
home is New York. McWhorter,
who looks 45, is a Texan. His wife
obtained a divorce from him in
Omaha nearly two years ago. Masse,
married, and Wohlberg, single, live
in Los Angeles. They are younger
men. Wohlberg's attorney states he
supports a widowed mother and a
sister and is sending two younger
brothers through college.
The trial lasted a week.
Void, Says Harding
Washington, March 8. The Lansing-Ishii
agreement has been com
pletely superseded by the 'nine-power
treaty relating to China now before
the senate, President Harding in
formed the senate today in response
to the recently adopted Borah reso
lution. The executive added that
the four-power treaty did not refer
to China and does not directly bear
upon the Lansing-Ishii notes.
"The so-called Lansing-Ishii
agreement," the president declared
in a letter to the senate, "has no
binding effect whatever, either with
respect to the past or to the future,
which is in apy sense inconsistent
w ith the principles and policies vex
plicitly declared in the nine-power,
The president added that the four
power treaty "does not refer to Chi
na and hence does not directly bear
upon the Lansing-Ishii notes, which
related exclusively to China," but
said that the four-power pact, in his
opinion, was "an essential part of
the plan to create conditions in the
far east at once favorable to the pol
icies we have long advocated and to
an enduring peace."
Thousands Attend Funeral
of Noted Negro Comedian
New York, March 8. A throng
which filled the Masonic temple of
St. Cecile lodge and overflowed into
the street, today attended funeral
services for Egbert Austin (Bert
Williams, famous American negro
comedian, who died here last Satur
day. Scores of his former associates,
officers of the lodge and prominent
members of Williams' own race, ac
companied the body to Woodlawn
This was the first time that a ne
gro had been buried with the Ma
sonic ritual in this state, according
to officers of the order. William?
was a member of Waverly lodge?
No. 57of Scotland, and it was at
the cabled request of the grand
lodge of Scotland that the services
were held at St. Cecile's. known a .4
the theatrical lodge of the city.
Right of Sraoot to Sit on
Allied Debt Body Upheld
Washington, March 8. The right
of Senator Smoot of Utah and Rep
tesentative Burton of Ohio, repub
licans, to sit on the allied debt re--funding
commission while retaining
their seats in congress was upheld by
Attorney General Daugherty in an
cp'nion prepared for President Hard
ing and transmitted bv the lattfr to
dav to the senate