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VOL. 51 NO. 2S0.
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OMAHA, MONDAY, MAUCII 20, 19i
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( (.il f Operation I mimics
Kiinnin;; uf Agricultural
Collide ami Oilier State
Question Vital to Public
By PAUL GREER.
U iiurttiou i: How 8h1 an
rdutaiion tin the i;irrtit ft Nf
hrask wili their Imj and girl to
lave? When polticisni Mart cut
ting fxpriuc. the first place they
turn it likely to Ite the school. To
the rxtt-nt that there i watc in N'e
' lirakaV educational ytcin there i
no doubt that the people Mill be with
them, (nit no faithcr.
i atl the tatci, only Iowa h
a smaller per cut tf illiteracy than
Nebraska. 'Since 7 the increase
in roiunion fchool education lia(bcen
108 per rent; that in university cd
rcation, Jit per cent. Thi hat cost
a great deal of money more than
ny other public, activity.
The capstone of civilization in Ne
braska is t lie ttate university. Look
ed at in the aggregate the appro
priation of $2,092,927 for this purpose
l;,st year seems large. Receipt from
federal fund and from the earnings
of such activities an cattle feeding
at the agricultural college, the serum
plant and the college cafeterias
brought the total sum handled by
the board of regents close to $3.fMX).
000. The item of fees collected from
students, amounting to $127,(K(0, de
serves particular attention.
Legislature Made Cut.
The special session of the legisla
ture cut $27.000 from the operating
revenue. The response of the uni
versity authorities to the emergency
was prompt, and the costof main
tenance is now running $75,000 less
I than last year. The number of em
ployes in the power plant has been
reduced hv one-third, more than $12.
0(10 worth of coal has been saved,
there are fewer janitors and night
watchman, and building operations
and repairs are being held at a mini
mum. Instead of cement, walks are
' being made of cinders, rooms arc left
unpaintcd and some old shades re
main hanging in the windows. Bct
. tcr organization of the purchasing
department is also telling. Many of
the professors are' teaching more
classes, and expansion has been cur
tailed. . 7
It is natural that taxpayers should
look at the few acres of coll;e
campus downtown in Lincoln and
wonder how so much money can be
spent in Mich a small place. " The
answer is that it isn't. Out a few
miles in the country is the state
farm and the agricultural college.
The voters of the state made a cost
v mistake when they voted to keep
the two educational plants separate,
thus necessitating a certain amount
of duplication. However, the ex
penses of the agricultral college are
; paid out of the university budget.
About two-fifths of the money appro
priated for the University of Ne
braska is spent in agricultural activi
ties. Part of it goes for extension
work and part for experiment sta
tions. There .is an irrigation school
at Scottsbluff with nine pupils, an
agricultural school at Curtis- which
is vsed in lieu of a town high school,
and a fruit farm at Union. Other
educational foundlings left on the
doorstco of the university are at
North Platte and Valentine. v
Aba Supports Hospital.
The university is further charged
with vhe legislative references bu
icau, the conservation and soil sur
vey, and the state hospital at Om
Mia. which receives charity patients
from every county in the state. The
newest activity is a trade school for
.crippled soldiers run in conjunction
with the federal government. ' The
(Turn to Pase Two, Column SeTen.)
Ratification of 'Arms Pacts
Stroke for World Freedom
Chicago. March 19. Experience
and the history of nations have
proven the value of disarmament,
George W. Wickersham, former at
torney general, declared in an ad
dress at the initial meeting of the
Chicago council on foreign relations.
"Ratification of the-treaties nego
tiated at the disarmament confer
ence," Mr. Wickersham said, "would
be the greatest stroke for world free
dom ever devised."
Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, president
ot the University of Chicago, who
also spOke, said he believed in lessen
ing armament, but did not believe in
"I don't believe in being helpless."
he said, "and congress is going too
far in cutting down the army and
Italian Vessels Seized
by Greek Forces Released
Constantinople, March 19. Con
firmation has been received here of
the release of the Italian steamship
Abbassia, which was seized by a
Greek warship a few days ago on the
ground that it was carrying contra
band of ivar for the Turkish na
tionalists. France and Italy will ask
heavy indemnities from Greece for its
actions, according to rumors in Turk
ish official circles.
Greece has released the Italian
steamer Umbria, which was in cus
tody 24 hours, and also liberated the
relief ship Francesca, which was
among the Italian vessels that were
seized in the Aegian. and Black sas.
The Francesca has proceded to Nov-orossisk.
River on Rampage
Memphis. Tenn., March 19.
Flood stage on the Mississippi river
si Memphis was passed today, when
the official gauge registered more
than 35 feet. The. river was rising
tapidly. with a stage of 40 feet here.
U, P. Switchman Is j
Killed at Fremont j
J rem.wt. rb,, March P (pe.
fi Irlrgrsm ) tieoigf W, Jj(.
t 'litre. 35, I'nkm I'laitc switchman.
v irtumly killed her about I
tint iiiorniiiK whrn lie cruhd
hit ecu two freight car. The tin
ii.tuiute Mcilm Hit Ikiui i tin
couple a fait cl the heavy train.
Hie ti curried was Ik Urge and.
f.reordnnf ta report, the trrw had
ln-rn ordered to leave a shaie of
the lod on A local side track.
In Mine wanner Mtliuire i
muiilit bit ween' the drawbars and
trtihid. He in turtivfd. by a wite
mid two children, The live in
t oiimil Jliutit, The body was sent
thi afternoon to I'latte, Kan., for
Nicolai Lenin But
Short Time to Live
Premier Seriously III Despite
I'rfocrice at Dexk, According
to Ohio Man Amount
o Work Limited.
Truck Dricr Tied Hand and
Foot After Hcing Knocked J
lrnroitiicioii8 hy Auto
Finder of Cripple
Creek Cold Fields
Dies Without Funds
One of Them Is Hatched
OMtaltt IIm lu4 Mir.
I;dticulle, Ark... Mardi 19, It
list been learned that an atied pros
pector who theil ftrniiile in a lio
pititl here Tmd.4y, wa Hubert K.
Sti-im. tliVoverfr of the Cripple
I'ret'W goM field. He had come here
"iking iHd in the ot mhiet of
Indian and )e Sto'i turn.
Amort letters found in the man'i
leloiik'inu wa one front a ion,
tutlent in a tclnxd for mining, ak
I it'tt where hi father had obtained the
specimen of ore eut fir aaylnir
ana faying tney were ot sreat valu
By DONALD DAY.
Riga, March 19. Despite his pres
ence at hu desk in the Kremlin at
Moscow. I'rcmier Nicolai Lenin is
ill and the best Russian
specialists, who ha'e been constantly
attending him, gives him out a, snort
time to live, according to Fred
Kcyes, of Elyria, O., a horse expert
who entered Russia in 112 and ar
rived here yesterday. The special
ists arc limiting the amount of work
that the premier may do daily.
Mr. Keycs said that a peculiar
situation is facing the business men
of Russia; in that although making
profits on sales, still they lose.
Troubles of Match Merchant.
"When I was in Moscow." said
Mr. Keycs, "a Russian friend decided
lii ruler business with a Capital of
40,000,000 rubles, lie bought 20
cases of matches and sold them at a
30 per cent profit, but with the total
receipts he was able to purcnase oniy
15 cdses which he sold at a 30 per
rent nrnfit He then houeht 10 cases
nnd finally five, which cost him
102,000,000 rubles. Ihese be sold
f.ir 1.10000.000 rubles, but was not
able to buy any more matches."
Mr. Keyes reports tnat tne oanKS
are loaning money at 12 per ccnt.and
losintr SO ner cent of their loans be
cause of the rapidly decreasing value
of the ruble, which will be z.uuu.uw
for the dollar within a week.
Tlie Amprirjn oriffinallv was SUD-
erintendent of the stock farm of
Count Vorontsov-Daskov, premier of
the Caucasus. When the bolshevists
ordered him from the farm -he
worked in a small village in the Mos
cow district, where he became known
as a famous American inventor; He
says he introduced rolling pins, po
tato mashers and wash boards, re
paired clocks, instituted a drainage
system and built sidewalks. For this
the peasants fed him for two years.
Given Charge of Farm.
Finallv Mr. Keves heard that the
Soviets were revising the breeding of
livestock so he went to Moscow, tit
was given charge of a farm 40 -ersts
(roughly 27 miles) from Moscow.
His salary in September, 1920, was
5,000 rubles a month and when he
left last February it was 8,000,000
riihles. He savs his first salary
would purchase more than the last.
Mr. Keyes contirms reports
brought by "William and Samuel Ca
ton. American horsemen from Cleve
land, who recently left Russia, that
7s per cent of tlic working nvestocic
of Russia is dead. He says that at
first the neasants were enchanted
with the idea of selling their produce
for millions of rubles instead ot tne
former kopeks, but says they have
been disillusioned through -having
their chests filled with vorthless
money. They no longer bring food
Wine Is Health, Courage
and Life, Poincare Says
Paris, March 19. If wine were
bad for the health, this fact would
have been known since the days of
the Romans and Greeks since the
Genesis, said Premier Poincare last
night, at a banquet held in connec
tion with the ' closing of "wine
"America," the premier contin
ued, "of course is the mistress of
her own internal legislation, but she
must recognize the truth as stated
by the Anglo-Saxon poet, 'wine is
health, courage and life'."
35 Head of Hogs Are Sold for
$63.60 Average at Edison
Edison, Neb. Robert Shafer of
Oxford held his purebred Duroc hog
sale at the Webber sale pavilion here.
W. E. Gamble, west of Edison,
bought the top sow, which sold for
$97.50. There 'were 35 head sold and
the average was $63.60. This is
Shafer's second sale of thorough
in The Bee ,
17th and Farnam'
Aged Woman Helps Him
Vance Wilson, I4ol Fninu tt street,
may tufTcr permanent blindness as .i
rrnult of being itruck in the hack of
the head by hiKhw ayinoti, accordiiiK
to Dr. I.yinan Cook, who attended
him. lie was robbed of $M.
Wilson, drenched to the k!n, wa
found bound hand and foot in the
hack of his truck in the rear of the
Roland apartments, Eighteenth and
Yatet ftreets, by Mrs. Nellie Austin,
an aged woman, who resides in
apartment 6 of the Ktdand. .
Mra. Austin was with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Carl Sinclair, when she
heard moans from the direction of
the alley in the rear, below her
"Come here and help me. I have
been robbed," the voice cried out in
Mrs. Austin opened' her window
and peered into the darkness.
"Where are you?" she yelled down
to the moaning man.
"Down here in the truck," was the
reply. "I am tied hand and foot."
Woman Cuts Popes.
Mrs. Austin grabbed a large
butcher knife and ran down the rear
steps through the darkness and the
rain to the truck. She climbed the
body of the truck and cut the ropes
that bound Wilson.
Meanwhile persons in the apart
ment .next to Mrs. Austin's called
police and told them that a man had
been robbed. According to II. C.
Sheridan, apartment 8, the police
were called three times and then he
called Chief of Detectives Van Deu
sen at his home.
Van Deuscn called Police Captain
Russell and told him of the com
plaint. Police Surgeon Kinoun and
two officers were sent to investigatc.
"Several men stuck their heads out
of windows when I yelled for help,
but none of them had the nerve to
come down and cut me loose except
Mrs. Austin." said Wilson. "She
showed plenty of nerve.
Unconscious for Long Time.
"I must have been unconscious in
the truck for more than an hour. I
delivered a suit of clothes for the
Lathrop Cleaners to the apartment of
Frank Ruxton, in the Roland apart
ments, when I saw a large touring
car 'drive .up behind my truck. " I
went out to my truck and asked the
driver of the car if he wanted me to
move to one side with my truck.
"The driver answered that hejlid
and I got in my truck and had driven
about 15 feet when I got a blow on
the head. That s all 1 knew until
I became conscious and found my
self bound hand and foot. My hands
had been pulled behind me and tied
to my legs, i could not move. Ifte
rain poured Sown on me and I
yelled for help."
Found No Bruises.
Police Surgeon Kinyoun, in his
report to police, said he could find
no bruises about the body or head of
the bandits' victim. Dr. Cook,
physician and surgeon for the Swift
Packing company, who attended Wil
son, told newspapermen that Wilson
was struck on the head and wrenched
his back severely when he was
thrown into the rear of the truck.
"He may have concussion of the
brain." said Dr. Cook. "He is suf
fering from temporary blindness with
a possibility of it resulting in perma
Wilson, when interviewed at his
home, said that he could not see and
complained of severe headaches. .
"The calls which came into the,
oolice station said that the trouble
was at Eighteenth and Grace streets,"
said Capt. Russell. "Each time the
men went out there they reported
back that they could find nothing
Wilson was beaten severely about
the Lead two months ago at. Six
teenth and Binney streets by two
holdup men who obtained $7 from
him. His wife said last night she
fears someone is deliberately trying
to injure or kill him.
Possibility of Strike
Stimulates Coal Output
Washington, March 19. The pro
duction of bituminous col in the
United States stimulated by the pos
sibility of a strike on April 1, climb
ed to levels never surpassed except
during the peak of the war boom
and the following industrial expan
sion, according to estimates by the
During the week ended March 11
the output was 11,058,000 tons, of
4,100,000" tons more than were mined
on the same week of the previous
year, and only 2,000,000 kss .than
the greatest total ever mined in a
Anthracite production also in
creased, tfie total for the week of
March 1 being fixed at 1.982,000
tons compared with 1.913.000 tons
the previous week and 1,925,000 one
Earnings for Railroads
for January 129,604,000
Washington, March 19. Com
bined earnings of American railroads
for January, on the basis of railroad
compilations of interstate commerce
reports, issued today, amounted to
$29,604,000. This total was estim
ated to represent 2.60 per cent re
turn on the capital value of railroad
investment compared with an earn
ing rate of 3.4 per cent shown dur
During the month 74 railroads. 26
in the east. 11 in the south and 37 in
the west, failed to earn their oper
Obeneliain Jury T'u
Unable to Agree:
Nine Men and Three 'Women
Fal to Fi Guilt or Inno
cenc of Woman on
Ohenchain jury disagreed and was
discharged at 8:45.
Lo Angeles. March 19. The jury
in the case of Mrs. Madalynne
Obenchain, charged with the murder
of J. Bclton Kennedy, went to din
ner about 5 this afternoon after a
seven-hour session which resulted in
no verdict The jury had been out
since noon last Friday.
Deliberations were begun about
10 this morning and the jurors did
not go 6ut for lunch. No attempt
was rtnde to communicate with
Judge Feeve, who had said he would
come to court if sent for.
The rumor prevalent since Friday
night that the jury sood 9 to 3 for
conviction persisted today. .Attor
neys in the case said they had little
hope of an agreement being reached.
Mrs. Obenchain spent the day in
the women's department of the coun
ty jail and seemed in good spirits.
m By EDWARD DOHERTY.
Omaha He I.eaixtd Wire.
Los Angeles, March 19. 'Well
I'd rather be hanged than go to
j-ian Uucntin for the rest of my
'Unit's how Mrs. Madalynne
Obenchain feels while waiting for
the jury to report its verdict.
The jury trying her for the mur
der of her sweetheart, J. Belton
Kennedy, at a late hour was still
deadlocked, still voting 9 to 3 for
conviction, it is reported.
Madalynne asserts she is confident.
She does not want a disagreement
she says. She wants a verdict.
"Of course I want to be acquit
ted," she said, "and I expert to be.
But it seems that almost any sort of
a verdict would be welcome. I have
waited so long for one." .
Madalynne remained in the .city
prison all day and took several little
The trial haS been a strain on her
and she feels she needs all the sleep
she can get. The fact that the jury
may at any. minute come into the
courtroom with a verdict sentencing
her to death seems to. act like a
Her former husband Ralph Oben
chain, who believes that a verdict
of not guilty will make Madalynne
his- once more, visited her several
times during the day, but mostly he
stayed in the courtroom, told stories,
grinned and read the latest editions
of the evening papers.
John D. Kennedy, father of Mad
alynne's murdered love, haunted the
vicinity of the courtroom.
He, too, hopes there will be a
"I am glad," he said, when the
jury was 9 to 3 for conviction. "It
was a clear cut case, and I do not
see how any conscientious jury
could do anything else than hang
Says Murder Plotted.
"Who can doubt she deliberately
plotted and planned this murder: or
that Arthur Burch killed my son?
We had striking evidence that
we were not allowed to introduce
in the trial. That was the conver
sation John Tallibcrto had with Bel-
ton on tne afternoon ot tne muruer.
"Bclton came home J about 3
o'clock that day, and oiled and
cleaned his gun. He put it in . ex
cellent working condition. He pick
ed up the keys to the cabin in Bev
erly Glen, and threw them on the
cabinet where they still are. No
one has touched them since.
"T'm not going to the cabin,
he told John. He also said to John,
i think Madalynne s planning some
thing ifor tonight. I'd take you
along with us John, only it might
Helton knew what was m tne
wind, I think. Yes, I hope they
Duroc Sale Near Gibbon
Brings Top Price of $117
Gibbon, Xeb. The pure bred Du
roc sale, held Monday at the A. B.
Holmburg farm north of Gibbon,
proved very successful. Many prom
inent breeders throughout the state
attended and the bidding was lively.
The average catalogued price was
$56 and the top price $117.
Chicago Darkened by
Huge Cloud of Smoke
Chicago, March 19. A pall of
darkness decended on Chicago at
noon today. Automobilists turned
on their headlights, street signs in
the downtown districts were lighted
and the telephone exchanges and
newspaper offices were deluged with
thousands of anxious flueries.
The mystery was solved by the
weather bureau, which reported that
a sudden shifting wind had "piled
up" all of the city's smoke In 'one
monstrous cloud blanket which not
even a single sunbeam could pene
trate. The phenomenon lasted but a
short time, the lilting of the cloud
having the appearance of a second
" ' "' S " ' 1 ' " 1 1 1
Fremont Lad, 14,
Stable Lamp Falls
George Schlucter, Son of
Road Builder, Meets Death
, When Bulb Breaks and
Steamers From Europe
Bring Signs of Spring
Fremont, Neb., March 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) George Schlucter 14
son of Otto Schlueter, prominent
Fremont road builder, was electro
cuted about 8:30 this morning when
carrying an extension light while
doing his daily chores.
The boy had cared for the .stock
and returned to the house to get
changed into dry clothes. His feet
were still wet 'when he. returned to
the barn to complete his duties.
While carrying the extension light
and a pitchfork the lad evidently
fell, breaking the light bulb. The
current leaped through his body
grounded by his wet feet to the
damp floor. The only marks of
electricity discovered were holes
burned in the bottom -of his shoes,
The body was found by a pal,
Harry Stauffer, 14, inmate of the
Lutheran orphanage nearby. The
victim died shortly after being car
ried into the' house and before phy
sicians could arrive with a pulmotor.
George was a sophomore at Fre
mont High school. '
Dog Owned by Welch
Wins at Denver Show
"Bon of Cherrycroft," female po
lice dog puppy owned by John W.
Welch, was awarded one first prize,
two seconds and two specials in the
three-day kennel show which closed
Saturday at Denver. According to a
wire received by Mr. Welch. "Bon of
Cherrycroft" took first and a spe
cial in the junior puppy class, be
tween six and nine months; second
in the novice class, and second and
a special in the American-bred class.
These were the only three classes
in which the puppy had been en
tered. Awards were made on straight
duality, the telegram stated.
"Bon of Cherrycroft's" mother is
"Star Setter" and her sire, "Star
Master," both of the Star Kennels,
North Adams, Mass. Exihibiting of
the puppy at the show, which was
given by the Colorado Kennel club,
was under management of George
W. Ainsworth, Airedale breeder,
Farm Land Near Wymore
in Demand at Good Prices
Wymore, Neb. Farm land in this
vicinity is in demand at good prices
and a number of sales have been re
ported within the past week. The
Walter S. Matthews farm, near Lib
erty, has been sold to J. S. Jones
of the First National bank; J. S.
Dawson has purchased the L. II.
Fink farm, southwest of Wymore,
and Dr. J. T. Walsh has added
acreage to his hog. ranch in the
southwest part of the city.
Mining Engineer Expires
Denver, March 19. Philip Argall,
68, mining engineer and interna
tional authority on metallurgy, died
here today after a short illness. He
was the founder of the Argall basic
treatment for ores and was widely
known in mining circles in this coun
try and in Europe as an expert on
cyanidation. He was the author of
numerous scientific books and pa-oers.
New York, March 19. Two ships,
arriving from European ports,
Drought signs of spring.
The Sudburv from Hamburg, car
ricd a cargo of 57 wild, tame and
trained animals for a circuis, and
one bally-hoo man, claimant of the
European side show barking cham
Fourteen German-speaking Chin
ese with German wives, all jugglers,
nine Algerians, all acrobats.-nd an
assortment of Siamese twins, living
skeletons, contortionists and beard
ed fat ladies came on the Nieuw Am
sterdam from Boulogne.
Co-ed of Weslevan
Gives Blood to
Save Father's Life
Miss Helen Beck Submits to
Transfusion Operation to
Restore Parent, Doctor
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Risking her life
here last night, Miss Helen Beck,
student of Nebraska Wesle3'an uni
versity, gave of her blood to save
her father, Dr. F. L. Beck, Chey
enne specialist. Dr. Beck is in crit
ical condition from the effects of
blood poisoning suffered when he
allowed an ear probe to drop onto
his knee several weeks ago.
Tonight, with the transfused
blood coursing through his veins,
he was believed to be better. Dr.
Eeck is a graduate of Nebraska med
ical college, Omaha.
Miss Beck was called home from
University Place, Neb., earlier, in the
Lincoln - Company Takes
Tecumseh Lumber Yard
Tecumseh, Neb., March 19. The
Sommers-Roc lumber yard at Ster
ling has been sold to the Community
Lumber and Coal company of Lincoln,-a
concern with a, string of
yards,' Claud Roe, retiring man
ager, wilt locate at Stockton, Cal.,
and retire. M. T. Thurber of Lin
coln will-be. .-the local manager of
the yard. ,
Thieves Steal $1,100 Family -:
Had' Concealed in Jars
Lincoln, March 19. Eleven hun
dred dollars, in currency which had
been concealed in jars and other
teccptacles was stolen - from the
home of.Hcnry Worster early this
morning while members of the fam
ily were in bed. The thieves ran
sacked the house at leisure without
awaking the -inmates until just as
they made their escape,
Diller Man Breaks Leg
. in Fall From Road Drag
Beatrice, Neb., March 19. (Spe
cial.) Charles Wible, . living five
miles northeast'of Diller, broke his
leg while .working on the highway
near his home. . The breaking of the
doubletree threwliim under the drag.
He is a son of Charles Wible, sr.,
old resident of the Diller .vicinity.
29 Head of Hogg and 17 of
Cattle Sold at Benkelman
Benkelman, Neb. C. H. Harper
reports an average of $50.50 for hogs
sold at hi? combination sale, with
the top price at $60. Twenty-nine
head of catalogued hogs were sold
and 17 head of cattle.
Supreme Court to
Pass on Arkansas
Mine Damage Suit
Attorneys to Argue Appeal of
.Famous Lockout Case in
1917 Nearly Million
; Dollars Involved. '
Muskogee, Okl., March 19. A case
of interest to labor, particularly in
the southwest,, that of the Coronado
Coal company and six affiliated cor
porations against the LTnited Mine
Workers of America is to be argued
before the supreme court in Wash
A jury in the L'nited States court
at Fort Smith, Ark., in 1917 granted
the plaintiffs a judgment of $750,000
for property alleged to have been
destroyed in a lockout of union mill
ers at the plants of corporations in
the Hartford valley of Sevastian
count', Arkansas, in 1914. The
judgment was returned after 30 days
spent in introducing testimony and
r.rguing the case. It was affirmed by
the United States circuit court of ap
peals, who conditioned the affirma
tion on the acceptance of the plain
tiffs to waive their claim to interest
the lower court allowed on the judg
ment. This was accepted.
The suit was brought under the
Sherman antitrust act which provides
that any verdict returned by a jury
under the terms of this law shall be
trebled by the presiding judge as was
done in this instance.
The suit involves two questions.
One is the liability of an unincor
porated body like the mine workers
for the alleged covert acts, unauthor
ized by one of its members. The
other involves the question as to
whether coal mining is an interstate
It is admitted by union labor au
thorities that should the verdict of
the lower court be sustained, the de
cision will force a radical change in
the governments of labor organiza
tions. If the court upholds the low
er court, counsel for the mine work
ers contends the powers of federal
court wilt be so extended as to give
them authority over street fights.
Actress Gives Talk on
Miss Josephine Victor, headliner
in "Juliet and Romeo" at the Or
pheum last week, spoke on "The
Difficulties in Presenting Shake
speare in Vaudeville" before 150
members of the Omaha College club
at a luncheon in the Omaha Athletic
club Saturday noon. .
She complimented Omaha audi
ences highly for the attention they
accord Shakespearean productions
but said that the first difficulty in
offering Shakespeare in vaudeville
came from the booking offices where
the idea prevailed Shakespeare
Nebraska Fair Monday and prob
ably Tuesday; rising temperature
Monday and in southwest portion
Iowa Fair Monday and probably
Tuesday: rising temperature.
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IVfridrnt to Mert With Offi.
rial of Vrtrruiu Hureuu
and American Legion hi
White llouxe Tonight.
Anxious to Aid Veterans
h) In Awurlalrd lr.
On Hoard Harding's Special Train,
Mrch 19, I're.iilrnt Hardin doi
not plan to receive Representative
Mondell and other home leaders fo.
a conference on the oIdier' bomu
(juention until Monday, it wjj
fid. Although the lioue leaders
had planned to meet with the
preident' Sunday iiiijht. it wa
tait! that they had made no engage
ment for inch a conference at tli.:
White )Iouc and that the president
did not intend to discust the ques
tion with them unlit Monday at the
Instead, the president held a
White House conference with Di
rector Dawes of the veteran
bureau. Brig. Gen. Sawyer, hit
personal physician; Brig. Gin.
Dawe and officials of the lUitioi
department of the American Legion,
to take up hospitalization and voca
tional training, two rhases of rov
eminent aid for former service men
to which he wishes to give immedi
Declines to Comment.
The decision of the president with
regard to tlie White House confer
ence on the bonus was- learned
as his train- sped nonh from St.
Augustine, Fla., where he tcr.
minated his Florida vacation. At
the same time he declined to com
ment on the bonus situation, as lu
was said to feel that any advance
statement on the conference h
might hold with house leaders would
be improper. His position, however,
was said to be the same as that ho
recently outlined to Chairman Ford
ncy when he said that the measure
should be financed through a sa!c.- -tax
High administration officials were
said to believe that the president
would restate this position to the
house leaders Monday, and to feel
that the bill, in its present form,
would not.be enacted into law.
In connection with the veterans
conference, it was explained that
the Illinois officials had been
coniiJtisg the plan of hospital
ization and vocational training of
tormer service men as conducted by
the government and they have been -T
asked to lay before the president and
other government officials, any con
structive plan of organization they
might have for improving the work.
Anxious to Aid Men.
The government, it was declared,
is anxious to do everything possible
for the men who were -wounded or
disabled in the service and is always
ready to receive any suggestion look- .
ing to betterment, The proper safe
guarding of the aid for former serv
ice men, and at the same time the de
termination to see that all possible
assistance is rendered the men wht
are bearing disabilities as a result of
their" army service is the constant
aim of the government, it was added.
Mr. Harding was consulted bv
Secretary Denby over the long dis
tance telephone at St. Augustine on
the navy fuel situation, it was' as
serted, and was understood to have
told Mr. Denby to carry out the in
tentions of congress and practice alt
the economy in fuel possible. The.
navy secretarv was said to have felt
that the $6,300,000 appropriation for
fuel for the navy for the rest of thA
fiscal year was insufficient and it
would hardly be possible to keep the
navy steaming. . Mr. Harding i.s
understood to have suggested that
Tnrn to Vagi, Two. Column Bight.)
Bids for First Section of r
Capitol Opened April 12
Lincoln Sealed bids for the con
struction of the first section of Ne
braska's new $5,000,000 capitol, will
be opened after 11 a. m., central
standard time, A"bril 12, the capitol,
commission is now serving notice.'
in advertisement forbids. The bids
will be opened in the presence ot
bidders immediate! v after tho fnr-
going hour has passed.
Jiacn bid must be accompanied bv
a check certified hv a ha nlr in V...
braska, drawn to the order of the
capitol commission in a sum not
less man ju per cent of the amount
of the bid. A Hcnntii nf lf) r- '
quired for specifications, drawings.
instructions ana torms, will be re
turned to unsuccessful" bidders.
"Be Kind to Animals Week"
Endorsed by President
New York, March 19. The Amer
ican Humane association made puh
lic a letter from President Hardinp.
giving his approval of "Be Kind to
Animals Week," which the associa
tion is planning to observe through
out the country, beginning April 24.
"I have expressed myself many
times in favor of this humane and
appealing movement." the president
wrote, "and I firmly believe we
shall improve our human society by
every effective step taken to "pro
mote the humane treatment of de
fenseless animals and the protection
of the weak and suffering."
Modern Poultry Methods
Noticeable Near Harvard
Harvard. Xeb. The coming of
up-to-date ideas on poultry raising on
the farm is particularly noticeable
here this spring among the farm
Mrs. Ernest Erickson, living east
of this city, ha, to date, about 450
good-sized chicks, 100 of which shei
will market in the near future. Be-'
sides this she has about SOO eggs set
at this time. She raises chicken
only as a sideline. .