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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 31 NO. 22?.
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OMAHA. FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 11)22.
t Mali II B.,1, ... .., II' . .-. ailki. IM l
Colli M IM l l MU P.il, Mill, lf, ., Mil, -
R a i 1 r o a tl
rumor Warned Not to Wauc
Free Intrastate HiIe t
Oilier Than Em
ploye. Ministers Are on Roll
Prison "Bad Man" Reforms
Charles M,v; Slayer of Ward
irden Delahunty antl
is Prize Job as Ke-
tieing Orderly Prisoner.
D ""' ' .', and o!e turvit or of
Lincoln. March 9 (Special.)
MiniUrr, Uwm and doctor re
ceiving patcf from Nebraska rail
roads are under fcrutiny by the Ne'jby &nd
lraka Railway coniniUsion.
Letter diiectcd to tailroad were
nuilcd today vaniing them againM
breaking the Nebraska anti-pass law,
which provides that no one .lull re
ceive a railway pa- unlets a major
portion ol Ins time i spent in cm-, t)kn, ,;lort.haiid. le ha, 'muH en
p.oymen o. ne rai.roau. g;nftrin(f aild iin tn4 W:d w ri!c ,
I he pass list of railroad hied f la,,,,,,,,
J I A j I""""" " XcKt. official, noteJ t-vl Vrl
mad showing passe
imivka to nutiiMcrs,
Ifio a convict h'adrtl by "Shorty"
(iry who hot their wv out of the
' i'm1u penitentiary, i attrtiirit'tig
to l-eat hi way hack.
I'i. year Moriey. confe mur
derer, hold up man and drug addict,
vho twice inee hi incircei.titn h
attempted to commit ui'd ha
been r.rkrd a the me tnan . th.
pinitenti'.-iy who wid never th;
ontiiuo oi the prison wall.
n ut hi the ling year have r..!d
the nerve ot Mortcy.
weakened and on edge front drug.
began to ring true again, be ru
ioly won hi way Suls to the re
tard of trion ofiicia.. Firit. It
wa noted that Moriey acquired "In-
.or mation in the pruon th!- inoi
rapidly than the other. II ha
Fur Flics al
Hearing on ;
errftary jf Lalr $a)t (Jov lAmitim and I'nioii Lrmltr
Convicted in Berg Case
rrntnnit I! Duty to Per.
form in Ernt tt Coal
( lah Owr tatitic I'mmt-
r Hrfore Ltr Hoard
, Br Th A rUIa ri. I 111 .urll.4 I'fr...
i Washington. March 9, ecrtt-r,v Chicago, Mrc'i . (harai
j of Labor DaU today bruke tli i- j hidden power in uilroad labor organ,
j lence he In maintained during the i'atwn and counter charge of in
110 day in which the government J " ueneing puldic opinion by propa
ganda. eitlivmed a day' pieentatioii
of tatiMie by eateru railroad in
the wage hearing, now in proRrrs
before the fedetal railroad labor
John (i. WaUier, appearing ior the !
eastern roal, olfereil nun of data
. -, , .vki, t'incuis notej ro.'i crkv
iued in Xc- ..boWieviv. dement in the p.:i.trn-
:..... f.....i.. .t.- : . .... i
The national i.v.v provide that i "' 'r,n''r,r, .t, V iZ t ,
railroad may. at their discretion. ! i'V.vJ ,,mr, J . L I t V uV,
iM.e passes to minister of the go " ' f,,f'.ilh,C1,y
pel. but railroads, under the Xcbras- f'j1 ITZ ' Kr!t. l -Ue Pv'tCn"
ka law. are forbidden to issue paste
to minister for intrastate travel. In
.short', the railroad may issue a pass
for a minister to go from Omaha to
Council nitiK. but ha not right to
iue a pass from Omaha to Ash
land. Passe Under Scrutiny.
The commission has asked for in-
lurmation relative to the nature ot
passe issued by the Rock Island to
the following U m ana ministers.
Uishon Homer C. Stuntz. Rev. C. C,
Cissell, Rev. W. II. Keams and Rev.
.1. M. Wilson. A number of passes
to X'ebraska physicians also are tin;
der scrutiny by the commission.
The following .Nebraska attorneys,
listed. a "railroad attorneys" on the
Rock Island file here, are receiving
attention from the commission: A.
Jlamlett, Beatrice; Fulton Jack,
Beatrice; L. H. Laughlin, Beatrice;
Frank L. Rain, Fairbury. C. L.
Richards, Hebron;' Xorris Brown,
listed as general attorney for the
I'nion Stock Yards company, South
1'asscs issued Everett ' Bucking
ham, vice president and genera
manager, and Wi H. Schcllbcrg, as
sistant general manager of the Union
Stock Yards company, also are un
U. P. List, Satisfactory. '
Tasscs issued by the Burlington
io the following atorncys also are
under question: J. A. C; Kennedy
George L. Delacy, Y'alc C. Holland;
. ,'. B. Mattpai, D. Smith. Not ris
iirown. Omaha; P. E. Romig, Alll
anee; J. F. Cordcal, McCook; J. A.
v Kintos'h. Sidney; J. C. Motherseed
and R. F. York, Scottsbluff, and J.
Fas-if s issued by the same road to
brothers-i'.V-Jaw, sisters-in-law and
rlaughters-in-faw of employes also
must be explained to the commis
sion. It was stated today that the
I'nion Pacific pass list had been
checked up and found satisfactory.
"The attitude of the railway com
mission is that this law should be
strictly interpreted, and it is felt that
in a number of instances it is ques
lionable as to whether the issuance is
clearly within the law," the letter to
the railroads reads.
Bonds Stolen in Iowa
Traced to Oklahoma
Fort Smith, Ark.. March 9 In an
effort to obtain further details sur
lounding. the disposition of the
S2(i,000 in bonds stolen from, the
Iowa state, bank at Des Moines in
March. 1919, E. II. Hunter, former
president of the institution, left
Fort Smith this afternoon for Tulsa,
Okl.. w here he alleges a large blocfc
of the bonds were negotiated.
Hunter alleges . $26,000 in bonds
and money were received in Fort
Smith bv Earl Ward, son of Joe R.
Ward, wealthy ice manufacturer, and
in connection with this charge,
Ward's father filed charges of black
mail against Hunter and George A.
Dissmore, former cashier of the
Iowa bank. The matter is now be
ing investigated by the grand jury.
Troops Are Mobilized in
South Africa to End Riots
Johannesburg. Union of 'South
Africa. March 9.-(By A. P.)-The
government, determined to end the
present situation created by the gold
miners' strike, today mobilized artil
lerv, imperial light horse and other
units to reinforce the public here.
The public also was warned that air
planes will use machine guns if nec
essary. . , i . r
At Gcrmiston last night a band of
raiders marched into the Primrose
mine and intimidated the workers. A
fight ensued, in which two natives
were killed and the manager ofthe
mine, with several others, including
police, were wounded.
American Liquor Schooner
Seized by U. S. 'Dry' Agents
New Y'ork. March 9. The Amer-r
ican schooner Victor, loaded with
more than 3,000 cases of American
and Scotch whiskies, whose value
was estimated by prohibition agents
at nearly $400,000, was seized by cus
toms inspectors in the lower bay to
day and tied up at the Battery,
pending court action.
Robinson Condemns Pact
Washington, March 9. Pronounc
ing the four-power Pacific treaty an
'alliance," Senator Robinson, dem
ocrat, Arkansas, in renewing senate
discussion of the pact today de
clared it would not promote peac.
"but, on the contrary, will invite the
formation of rival alliances and lead
t great harm."
tiary and month spent in a so'itarv
cell a punishment proved too much
for his physique and a dry, hack'rgt
cough, prison tuberculosis, is both
When preparation for opening the
lew overall factory began, Moilcy
asked for a job.
Aska Runner Job.
"I want to be the factory runner,"
he told Warden Fenton.
"Oh, Moriey, jour record Is bad,"
the warden replied and then the more
recent report of Moriey' deport
ment and the report of the prison
physician flashed throupJi the war
"Well, Moriey, we'll give you a
trial." he said.
So, today. Charles Moriey began
to "heat back" again and prove to so
ciety that lie can be an orderly pris
oner. The job of runner gives hint
free access to the prison yard and the
offices of the officials. He carries
note from one end of the prison to
another. It i one of the prire jobs
of the institution.
Several month ago Moriey -old
the story of lit., life to The Ike. He
wa bom on a fa.'m adjoining the
J'SseJaiiie farm and a a boy saw
thousand viit the farm to pay liom.
age to the outlaw and learned to look
on Je.e Jamc a the greatest nun
Kills Man at 15.
Moriey ran away from home w lieu
he was 14 and at IS shot a man in
a row over a girl. He said he wa
put in a cell with a degenerate ne
gres. l.atr In became ill and aid the
doctor gave him drug. He served
time in the Missouri penitentiary,
was later arrested in connection with
a holdup at Forty-second and Cum
ing streets, Omaha. Then, with
"Shorty" (iray and Dowd he shot
his way out of the X'ebraska peni
tentiary. Several lives were lost be
fore Cray was killed. Dowd killed
himself and Moriey was captured.
As a result of their "break" a drug
ring in the penitentiary was exposed.
Warden Fenton was appointed and
has put the drug business out of ex
The overall plant started today
with 110 convicts manning the ma
chines. The factory will begin pro
ducing goods for market tomorrow.
ha actively nought intervention In
the impending coal rike, to urge
mine r pcratoi ami the miner.' union
"m the name oi common riir, to
get together and ave the country
from the costly result of a strike.
Tlii (riu'ernmrnt hai "nn ilfiri (a
t interfere utidulv." lie announced. buti'n 'lPort of the roads request for
s .lulu i.s if.-.r.in.,l ilia i. ! lower waer lor slton cr.n'u fill. I
1 teret of the people w ho will be se. i Move, asking a graduated scale with.
riousiv aliened bv the lufpensiou I 'i""" ' ne nxeu ny tne ooani,
of coal mining." " '' carrier to pay wage prevailing
Although no immediate rep"i!se . ,at,i hVahty for (.hop labor. Men
were received Bt the secretary' of-1 """8 the standard country scale
fice after the statement was i.Mird. 1 ,ftl ': Jewell, head of the
ores disnat.-he immediaiele reflect- "op n . Mr. albcr remarked
ed the merest taken in it bv reore- "' agreement coui.i nave Dren
rea.-hrd on several road "if the men
had been free to express their j
Mr. Jewell immediately took up
the challenge, asking Mr. Walbrr to
name any instance in local negotia
tions where the men were not free
entailer of unions and operator
i.j the coal field. Oiiicial report
j to the department, however, were
j concerned largely with detail con-
icerning the dimension in the miner
organization where Frank Farringinii,
the Illinois leader, and some other
ning local negotiation in defiance Would Endanger Union,
of the policy of President John I 7 ,'rt f0 would endanger the
Lewis and the national, executive union representative, Mr. Walber re
board of the United Mine Worker, j plied, but declared he would name
Men Vote to Strike. i aa '"stanre where "only hi size"
ti.. w. u..,n ?avcd ""ion negotiator from trouble
. ..v ... ra. ...... .... lirrails. , .!. r.l rt
come to an
agreement with the carrier.
"There was the Elkhart dispute.'
omig io y Mr. Walber added, "where they not
formation ha!, .t,..,i . ' ., i - .,
vtnj it i. iniiin., ivf iiuuw Mill fMt,
assured that miner locals in nearly
all -sections throughout union fields
arc "overwhelmingly voting to strike
A - l ft L..i .1. .!.... I
..,.. . .""" only threatened to
oeen mscoun.ea to a uegree. pmc.a.s bt , , ynch-mg bee."
(lid kiilMra CttL-4a, Atit lllllll I "
ofton taken so that
With Slain Broker
Takes Stand in Own Defense
lo"' Unfold Story She Has
Waited Seven Months -'
Los Anacics. Cal March 9. The
story of Madalynne Conner Oben
chain of Chicago, which she said she
had waited seven
months to tell,
concerning J. Bel
ton Kennedy, local
broker for whose
murder she is on
trial here, began
today when she
was called to the
stand as a witness
in her own de
fense. She smiled at
the clerk .as she
was sworn as a
w itness. Her open
ing testimony was
that she had been
in the county jail for seven months,
since the morning of August 6 last,
when she was arrested following the
shooting of Kennedy at his Beverly
Glen bungalow. She said that she
Los Angeles, Cal., March 9.
The letter which brought tears to
Mrs. Obenchain when it was read
by her attorney at her trial today
was as follows:
"Dear Talapsha: How beauti
fully you have remembered me,
dear Madalynne. Everything you
have ever done for me will al
ways be cherished. Do not think
me cold, ungrateful. Ah, no. 'tis
only that I wander in the dark,
and oh, Madalynne,. I cannot see
the light. I now it lives,
though the darkness is smoth
ering, smothering me. If only
I can lift the black mantle
away and up from my shoulders
.and step out into the glorious
"Oh. my Madalynne! do not
judge harshly. Can you not hear
the wild cries far, far out on the
desert's yellow sands where the
blood-red sun is dipping now to
"God bless vou, Talapsha.
"TalapshoneV . .
Stand of Currency
Head Not Likefy
to Change Bonus
Grissinger Declares He Will
Advise Banks Not to Accept'
Certificates as Security
signed to negotiate the issues can
act with fullest authority.
There wa no disposition in official
circles today to conceal that Mr. Da
vis' statement which explained again
the government's position, was one
result of the repeated refusal of Penn
sylvania and other mine operators in
the central competitive field to en
ter negotiations looking to another
national wage agreement. The union.
it was pointed out here, has sought
Further attempts by Mr. Jewell to
draw specific instances of inability to
come to a local agreement, only
brought heated assertions by the
railroad representative that union
leaders could "camouflage their
power any way they wanted to." but
that it was felt in union locals just
President Jewell threw back the
charge that the association of rail
ways also wielded a power to lower
wages simultaneously and to in
fluence the public with appeals for
I If St I l I f' . .m k :t
Full length picture i of Jacob 1 1 1
Mawe, above right is Charles Wohl. I XfTOi 1 1
JI s rktlf j
Divorce Giv en yJ
Omaha Woman j j
(iiiii linii nf Mi-sntiri Valley
Cuttle 1 ,iia n Promoter
Wmil.l t,uiiIi "Mate Imliit.
liictit. fust Official.
was not allowed access to her letters
or property since that time.
She was pale and spoke quite low,
although appearing composed and
(fontlngrd on I'm Two, Column Two.)
The Man Killer
By Frederick Irving
.. The tale of High Gun,
the Demon Horse, and
the fourth tragedy of
Next Sunday's Bee
B.r The A.soHattd Trtt:
Washington, March 9. While an
nouncemnt today by Comptroller of
the Currency Crissinger, that if the
revised soldier bonus bill was passed
he would advise national banks not
to accept adjusted compensation
certificates as security for loans to
former service men created a stir
among members of congress, leaders
regarded it as unlikely that his stand
would swerve a majority of the ways
and means committee members from
their determination to report the
measure to the house.
With opponents of the legislation
conceding that the bill would have
enough friends in the committee to
reach the house with a recommenda
tion that it be passed, speculation
centered on the attitude of the cur
rency coniyiroucr rtiiu us pi uuduic
Breaks Into Debate.
Republican leaders indicated there
would be no change in the plans for
consideration of the bill by the ways
and means committee on Saturday
and for a vote under suspension of
rules a week from Mondav.
Twice during the day the bonus
question broke into the debate on
the floor of the house once when
Representative Knight, republican,
Ohio, denounced the bill as "inde
fensible from either the economic or
patriotic standpoint," and again when
Representative Luce, republican,
Massachusetts, protested against the
plan to take the measure up under
suspension of rules, which would
limit debate to 40 minutes under or
dinary procedure and would shut off
amendments from the floor.
Another development in the sit
uation was the announcement by
Representative Mills, republican.
New Y'ork, selected as a member of
the ways and means committee to
succeed former Representative Hugh
ton, resigned, that he was opposed
to the bonus bill. He indicated that
he would vote against a favorable re
port of the measure.
Says Bill Will Pass.
Chicago, March 9. The soldiers'
bonus is going to be passed for hu
manitarian reasons and not as a
'political measure, Joseph W. Ford-
ney, chairman ot ine nouse wa uu
means committee, declared in a
speech before a meeting of the Amer
ican Wholesale Lumber association.
"We are going to report the bill
Saturday morning, ask for a suspen
sion of the house rules on Monday
morning and rush it through be
fore everything else," he said.
"The bonus bill as we have itow.'J
nav the so dier $1 a day -ior.sw
I days of home sen-ice, or $1.2a a day,
jfor 500 days, overseas service, . Hp
I also can receive a 20-year paid up in
surance policy on-which he can-bor-i
row SO per cent of his compensation
I from a bank." .
! Learns Taxes. Falls Dead
! Davenport, la., March 9. Dr. M.
P. Brown, 75. walked into the county
treasurer's office today to pay his
taxes. The deputy had just informed
him of the amount when Dr. Brown
reeled and fell to the floor dead, v
tins course trom tne negmmug. ao i, ;.,; .,:. .i,:,i,
the operators have been unyictding : thc roads pmiscd shoul(i be trans.
in opposition, though willing, in some ;,ated int0 lowcr rates- Mr Walber
then spent 15 minute carefully ex.
plaining that thc railroads' associa
tion did not concertedly.
Franklyn Takes Hand.
J. A. Franmyn, s-eir!nt of f'e
boilcrnmkcrs, then jumped into the
"But you create public sentiment
by yojir propaganda from the rail
way association," he declared.
"I wouldn't insult the public by
adniitting that it was necessary to
put thoughts into their heads,"
answered Mr. Walber. "As for
propaganda, you can beat the rail
ways seven ways from Sunday on
Both Mr. Walber and J. W. Hig
gins, representing the western roads,
denied there was any collusion in
presenting the requests for lower
wages by the eastern and western
roads, the argument continuing until
Vice Chairman Hooper stopped the
dispute by adjourning the session.
cases, to make local or district con
tracts with the union.
Would Meet Operators.
Indianapolis, March 9. President
John L. Lewis of thc United Mine
Workers of America,-commenting or.
Secretary of Labor Davis' statement,
declared the miners "have been ready
and are now ready to meet with the
operators at any time and place to
negotiate a new agreement that will
avert a suspension of operations in
The statement of Secretary Davis
was interpreted by Mr. Lewis as
sustaining thc miners in their conten
tion that the coal operators of the
central competitive field, comprising
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western
Pennsylvania are "morally bound" to
meet thc miners in a wage confer
ence. Mr. Lewis' statement was issued
during a session of the international
executive board of the union after
board members had read the text of
Secretary Davis' appeal. Board mem
bers were said to have received thc
Labor department's statement with
File Notice of Strike.
jjenver. March y. Notice that a
strike in the coal mines of Colorado
would take place on April 1, when a
nation-wide strike is threatened, un
less a new wage scale and working
agreement is negotiated between the
coal operators and "proper officers of
the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca," were filed with the state indus
trial commission here today by coal
miners' unions in several parts of
University Head Opposes
Frankfort, Ky., March 9. Passage
of the Ellis anti-evolution bill, which
forbids the teaching of "Darwinism,
atheism, agnosticism or evolution as
as pertains to the origin of man," in
Kentucky tax-supported schools,
would mean the starting of a new
form of legislation "that will lead to
This statement was made in the
lower house today by Dr. Frank L.
McVey, president of the University
of Kentucky, when the measure was
called up by the rules committee.
Representative Ellis, sponsor of the
bill, had made the statement that Dr.
McVey "did not know what he was
talking about," when he said the
teaching of seven sciences would
would have to be suspended if evolu
tion was barred.
in Fremont Court j Eugene Meyer, Jr.,
War Finance Head,
Due Here Sunday
Mrs. Clara Larson Rees Freed
From North Bend Contract
or Rich Widow Named
Soviet Russia's Economic
Retreat Over, Says Lenine
Moscow, March 9. (By A. P.)
"Soviet Russia's economic retreat
has ended and will go no further In
its concessions to capitalism," Niko
lai Lenine told the congress of metal
workers in a brief speech discussing
Genoa conference and Russia's in
J Simultaneously' Leondid Krassln,
m an interview with the newspaper
Isvestia, declared that soviet Russia
would not abandon its control ot" for
Burke to Oppose Pepper.
Washington, March 9. W. J.
Burke, republican, Pittsburgh, serv
ing his second term in the house to
day announced his"candidacy for the
senate "in opposition to Senator
Pepper," who was appointed to the
senate to serve until a successor to
the late Senator Penrose could be
selected at thc polls next November.
House Restores Free
Washington, March 9. The house
put into the agricultural appropria
tion bill the $360,000 item for free
seed, recently cut out b3- the commit
tee framing the measure.
Friends of free seed, satisfied they
could win again as they have for
20 years, carried on like a crowd at
a carnival during the brief battle,
which they won by a vote of, 145
Offered by Representative Lang
ley, republican, as an amendment,
Chairman Anderson, in charge of the
bill, promptly made a point of order
against it. .'
Representative Hicks, republican,
New Y'ork, who was presiding, held
the amendment in order, while a
great shout went up from both sides
of the chamber.
Claiming that seed prices had drop
ped from the old high mark, Mr. An
derson sought to reduce the amount
to $240,000, but . his proposal was
The 65 members voting against the
gift let loose such a bellow that the
chair was in doubt. Representatives
Mondell and Garrett, the party lead
ers, stood up to be counted with the
Mellon Announces Issues
of Treasury Certificates
Washington, March 9. Secretary
Mellon announced an offering of
?25O,0O0,00O of one year, 4 1-4 per
cent treasury certificates and an is
sue of four-year 4 3-4 per cent treas
ury notes for an undetermined
Both securities are dated March
15, the certificate issue being on the
usual terms, while the notes are of
fered only in exchange for 4 3-4 per
cent victory notes, pursuant to the
treasury's refunding plans for the
gradual retirement of victory notes.
Goodrich Rubber Manager
Killed in Motor Car Wreck
Denver, March 9. Robert E.
Hayes, manager of the Denver
branch of the Goodrich Rubber com
pany, was instantly killed early yes
terday in an automobile accident on
the Idaho Springs road, three miles
west of Bergan' park. Two men, D.
P. Raymond and R. M. Gattshall of
Kansas City, who were in the car
with Hayes, were detained for ques
tioning by the police when they
railed at thc police station to report
Fremont, Neb., March 9. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Clara Larsen Rees,
wife of Martin Rees, prominent con
tractor. North Bend, has won her
divorce and will now take steps to
push action against Mrs. Emma G.
Johnson, wealthy widow of North
Bend, from whom Mrs. Rees seeks
S50.000 for the lost love of her hus
band. Accompanied by sensational
charges, the Rees case appeared in
district court about a year ago, when
Mrs. Rees requested a divorce from
her husband and thc custody of the
daughter,, Lois Anita, 8. She charged
her husband with improper relations
with Mrs. Johnson.
Preferred Other's Company.
Mrs. Rees claimed in her plea for
a divorce that the contractor openly
told her that he dm not care to live
with her any longer, and that he
preferred Mrs. Johnson's company.
He told Palma Larsen, sister of Mrs.
Rees, the petition states, that he did
not love his wife and that he wished
to live with Mrs. Johnson on her
farm. Mrs. Rees asserts that: her
husband came home on one occasion
late at night in a disgusting condi
tion, after visiting Mrs. Johnson.
At Scotts lake, in August, 1919, she
alleged, her husband and Mrs. John
son were seen fondly embracing each
other in an automobile.
Members of Dance Club.
They all belonged to the same
dance club at North Bend and at
these events, Mrs. Rees stated, her
husband and thc widow made them
selves conspicuous by their attentions
to each other.
Judge F. W. Button has taken the
question of alimony under advise
ment. Mrs. Rees is living with her
parents in Omaha, where she took a
position to earn her support. In thc
suit alleging alienation of affections
against Mrs. Johnson, the divorcee
claims that the widow is worth
Mrs. Johnson is the wife of the
late Joseph Johnson, a wealthy farm
er. She has several children.
Big Crowd in London Cheers
Princess Mary and Husband
London. March 9. (By A. P.)
Trincess Mary and Viscount Las
cclles left Victoria station today on
their way to Paris. They were al
most overwhelmed by the saluta
tions of a great crowd.
"Princess Mary and Viscountess
Lascelles," as she is. designated by
the official court circular. wore an
attractive moleskin coat and a blue
hat. Women admirers particularly
pressed forward to catch a glimpse
of the newly married couple and al
most broke through the police cor
don. The honeymooners are on
their way to Italy and plan to re
main for an extended period at Flor
ence. ' - : - -
j Will Speak Monday in Omaha
on Tour of West Investigat
ing Business and Farming
High Fares Co6tly to Roads
Washington, March 9. Increased
passenger fares have lost to the
railroads 23 per cent of the passenger-
business they had in 1920 and
also the goodwill of the public, Fred
W. Putnam of . the Minnesota rail
road commission declared today in
the interstate commerce commis
sion's inquiry into general rate lev
els. The railroads in thc last 18 months,
he said, had lost the good will of the
By E. C. SNYDER.
Wsiiliinjrton Corre.pondrnt Omaha He.
Washington, March 9. (Special
Telegram.) Eugene Meyer, jr., man
aging director of the War Finance
corporation, will leave this week at
thc suggestion of President Harding
on an extended tour of the west,
which will take him as far as thc
Pacific coast. Mr. Meyer will ar
rive in Omaha next Sunday evening,
spending Monday there with the lo
cal war finance committee in a review,
of present conditions.
When Mr. Meyer made a tour of
investigation last fall, business con
ditions in the farming and stock-
raising sections of the country were
anything but roseate. Desiring to
help the agricultural sections of the
country, Mr. Meyer and the mem
bers of the War Finance corporation
formed state committees with pow er
to recommend loans for farmers and
stock raisers, with the result that
vast benefit has followed.
Now that conditions arc materially
improved, the president has requested
the managing director to make an
other "swing 'round the circle" for a
more extensive examination into the
business and farming situation.
Mr. Meyer contemplates being
away from" Washington a month or
six weeks. '
Theft Suspect on Trial
on Samaritan's Charges
Harry Crawford and John A.
Pryor "became good friends while
they were working in the potash
fields near Lakeside, Neb., a few
years ago. Recently they met again
in Omaha and Crawford informed his
friend that he was without funds.
So Pryor took him to his room
for thc night. Crawford left before
dawn with Pryor's clothes, $-4(5 in
cash and a gold watch, .Pryor torn
police. Crawford was arrested, bound
over and was to go on trial yester
day in District Judge Leslie's court.
Members Vote to Disband
-Louisville, Ky., March 9. The
members of the American Hardwood
Manufacturers' association j-esterday
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.
Friday, fair; not much change in
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Five More Await Trial
li t lotiri.il jury CiMivitU ". A.
McWhorter, liurlv Wohlbrrg and
Jai-tdi NUe in the coui'rg Mi
couii Valley Cattli. 1-o.iu roukviac
to diiund fiiitl. M.ite nub. tuieii;
against tin in will lie diopprd,
1 Ins .utcnuiu wa nude to The
l'.t e yotetduy by an ufltcul armc in
preparing the kl.ite iiidirtuietiK
"While tiie taie charge are
brought for violation of uirirmir
section oi the law, the nun would
in reality be punished for the win
case of u rung-doing," he id.
"Federal oflia-r had the ae hrt.
anyway. It would save the county
The above trio and W. G. Chip'ey
were found guilty by a federal jury
Wednesday for rou-.pira.cy to de
fraud in promoting the William Bel
The Weakest Case.
"The Berg case was the weakc.-t
i-ac of the two. though, front our
Midpoint,' said J. t. Kmsler,
United SUtc. attorney, yesterday.
"We have more (startling revelations
of fraud to uncover in the Missouri
He said the latter would probably
not come to trial until the April term
of court because Federal Judge
WoodroiiRll would object to the
same panel of jurors that heard the
Berg case, hearing the second.
Then, too, Judue T. C. Mungei '
Wednesday permitted the convicted
men until March 28 in which to tiie
a motion for a new trial.
Five More Defendant.
Five more defendants besides Mc
Whortcr, Masse and Wohlberg, will
be tried in the Missouri Valley case.
They are Kay V. McGrew. iormcr
vice president of the company; Vern
W. Gittings. R. J. Low. Newton G.
Colin of Pittsburgh and E. C. Nance.
The latter has not been found sinre
the indictment was returned. R. P.
Johnson of Lincoln, included in the
original indictment, had his name
stricken off later.
The Missouri Valley alleged fraud
was perpetrated, according to Kins
lcr, in the same manner as the Berg,
by acquiring an old corporation and
in"".-.esing its capital stock, appro
priation of a large amount of it to
officers of the company and im
mense sales of stock by alleged
If thc trio convicted yesterday are
found guilty on -this charge, too,
they will be given culminative sen
tences. This procedure is not al
ways followed. Kinsler acknowl
"Somctirr.es they are sentenced for
one offense and when they have
served that sentence are tried on the
second. The statute of limitations
does not affect after indictments are
He declined to say whether lie.
would make any such recommenda
tion in this case. He could move to
strike out the trio's names and go
to trial against the other five de
fendants in the Missouri Valley case.
Parts of Wrecked Roma
Norfolk, Yd., March 9. The giant
semi-rigid air ship Roma, which was
destroyed at the army supply base
more than two weeks ago with loss
of 34 lives and injury to many more,
is being reassembled at the base. Re
leased men from Langley field be
gan the work today and as fast as
sections are placed together, photo
graphs are being taken.
When the task is completed, a
photograph showing the blimp as it
was when it started from Langley
field on its voyage, with the exception
of the fabric covering, will be sent
Thc steel ribs of the Roma that
were bent and twisted by the ex
plosion, have been straightened as
far as possible and are being replaced
practically as they were before the
Employes' Committee Says
Oil Wage Cuts Unjust
Casper, Wyo.. March 9. The re
cent wage reduction by which labor
ers of the Casper refineries of the
Standard Oil company of Indiana
were cut off from $4.80 to $4.00 a
day is "unjustifiable," according to
the findings of an employes' commit
tee, appointed by the industrial rela
tions council to investigate living
costs in Casper, Laramie, Cheyenne
The committee's report shows that.
Casper rentals range from 12 to
per cent higher than the other cities,
while food is from 9 to 22 per cent
Tracks of Prehistoric
Animals Found in South
Mckec. Ky., March 9.-Tracks of
prehistoric animals, one of which is
five-toed and 11 inches across. hae
been found in the solid rock on the
summit of the dividing ridge between
the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers,
near here, it was reported today.
A three-toed track of abnormal
proportions is nearby, and on another
stone plateau are the tracks of a
herd of animal of great weight.
Petrified tracks believed to have
been made by humans also have been
found, it was reported.
Inthr same vicinity a few year -
ago wa found a tooth the size of a
loaf of bread.