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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 61 NO. 242.
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OMAHA, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1922.
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Opponent j of Pacific Pact Ak
Vote Pe Prcoiuiilcrr J to
: Include Supplement-
Hitchcock Leads Fight
Wellington, March 26 The four
power Pacific treaty and it two tup
rtcmenti got Into nidi a mixup iit
the nenate that the adminit trillion
ratification program temporarily was
titd in a knot and the leaden luir
, ried into conference to draw up a
new plan of campaign.
Challenging the valiihty of action
by which the four-power pact itself
vaii ratified, opponents of the treaty
uggetrd that the vote be recon
sidered so that the ratification could
include the aupplimentary interpreta
tive agreement signed by the pleni
potentiaries at the same time.
At first the administration leaders
refused to recognize anv merit in
the suggestion, but after several
conference they decided that Rome
.further action was advisable. Most
them opposed the reconsideration
'plan, proposing instead a separate
ratification vote on the supplement.
. Much a separate resolution of ratifi
cation was in process of drafting
when the senate adjourned over
; Throughout the day's debate the
" treaty opponents sought to give
'point to their arguments by empha
sizing that the supplement deals
"with issues which long have been
.sources of friction between the
United States and Japan. Tt de
clares it to be the understanding of
the signatories that the treaty sliall
apply to mandated islands in the Pa
cific, and the purely domestic ques
tions shall not be brought before the
'tour-power conference for "consid
eration and adjustment."
Many times in the debate the ques
tion of Japanese immigration into
the I'nited States was mentioned
as a "domestic" American question
which might be a fruitful source of
trouble, senators on both sides
agreeing that no doubt ought to be
left that the American government
retains, full power to deal with the
subject as it sees fit.
- Discuss Second Supplement.
Meantime, the business actually
before the senate was a second sup
plement to. the fouf-power pact,
signed two months later than the
first, and so defining the geographi
cal scope of. the pact .as not. to. in
clude the homeland of Japan. "As
soon as it was called up at the outset
of the session. Senator Robinson,
democrat. Arkansas, offered an
amendment to exclude also the island
of Sakhalin, but neither the geo
graphical supplement r.or the pro
posed amendment was mentioned
thereafter in the day's debate.
; Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
"ranking democratic member of the
"foreign relations committee, took the
.lead in demanding senate action on
-the. domestic issues supplement and
in challenging the validity of the
vote by which the senate yesterday
ratified the four-power treaty. The
supplement, Senator Hitchcock con
tended, was either a proper part of
the. treaty and required senate ap
- . (Torn to Togo Two, Column One.)
Annual Death Rate
; in U. S. Decreasing
1 Washington, March 26. Familiar
ity. with hospital work is making the
world safe from diseases. Surgeon
General Cumming of the public
health service declared in a statement
showing the decrease in deaths from
various maladies. The surgeon gen
eral asserted that the great war to
bt waged during the nexj half cen
tury is to be one to eradicate disease,
conserve health and lengthen life.
"This war," he added, "has already
been begun and has not a few tri
umphs $o its credit. Some of these
are reflected in the annual death rate
w hich, during the last 20 years, has
dropped, per hundred thousand of the
population, ' for typhoid fever from
35.9 to 9.2; for measles, from 12.50
to 3.9; for scarlet fever, from 10.2 to
2.8; for diphtheria, from 43.3 to 14.7;
for tuberculosis, from 201.9 to 125.6;
for pneumonia, from 180.5 to 123.6,
and for all causes from 1,755 to 1,288.
Incidentally, yellow fever has been
eradicated, and smallpox plague and
typhus are being held at bay."
Third Party Organized
for Election at Neligh
Neligh, Neb., March 26. (Special
Telegram.) The new progressive
Iiarty was formed in Antelope coun
ty today by a mass convention held
at the courtroom. Less than 50
. voters were present. Del Buckmas-.
tcr of Brunswick was elected per
manent chairman; Ernest Whitrock
of Clearwater, secretary-treasurer,
and Abe Bare of Neligh, vice presi
dent. Dr. M. F, Hall, the progres
sive candidate of the Third district
lor congress, made the principal ad
cress. It was stated at the meet
iucr that a complete set of county
' officers would be filed for the pri
mary.. All the Nonpartisan league
officers of Antelope county were
present and affiiliated with the new
Standard Oil Team Lost
as Sterling Stable Burns
Tecumseh, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial.) Fire of unknown origin de
troped H. L. Lcacock's barn in
Sterling. "The barn was rented by
the Standard Oil company, and the
oil company lost a team of mules.
two sets of harness, a lot nf haw and I
grain. -The loss was partly covered j
Vt insurance. j
Evangeline Booth Declares Girls iBl'itisll tO
to Pay U. S.
Authorities at Washington
Till He Aked to Kecon.id.
rr Withdraw'. " ')s
Bafe2l-u is reared
of Doll Aire Arc Imitatm" Adults
Salvation Army Commander Also Criticizes Parents
Party Stops Here for Dedication of Kescue
Home and Lecture.
Girl wlta should be pU)lug with
doll are taking part in nature liie
today, in dances, in automobile ride,
and are imitating grown-up women,
declared Iivangrliue Booth, Salvation
Army commander, en aiming here
from tine wet.
Mi Byoth Uo criticized parents
for what he said was "an absolute
abandonment of children to their own
In the Bvnh party, bekide Mit
Hooth. are lirigadicr Minnie Urcwcr,
Brigadier Richard Griffith and Com-nii-Moner
William l'cart of Chicago.
The party recently completed an
inspection of Salvation Army pot
in 20 western states and the Hawaiian
Party Met by Elks.
The party was met at the station
hy a d h gation of Omaha Elk, this
organization having virtually adopted
vuiumanqer liootn tour years ago,
after she achieved the distinction of
being the first woman to address a
convent ion of the Grand Lodge of I
the order. j
On the Pacilic coast Miss Booth
won the distinction of having talked
to more people than any other speak
er since Wood row Wilson made his
last speaking tour out there. Her
combined audiences has been estimat
ed at KK),0UU.
Asked about the tendencies of
r - r' 1
. ... .... . i-
jouih of today she said, through her
secretary: "There U a wave sweeping
the country from coast to coast that
is terrible in its immorality, particu
larly so because it is engulfing the
high school girls of the laud. These
girls, who should still be playing
with dolls and enjoying other childish
playthings,- are imitating women of
(Turn to rr Two, Column Krvta.)
A. C. Townlev May
Not Be Accepted
Doubt Expressed in Lincoln
That Nonpartisan Leaders
Will Countenance Presi
dent's Offer to Quit.
Lincoln, March 26. (Special
Telegram.) C. A. Sorenson, attor
ney for the Nonpartisan league in
Nebraska, expressed dgubt- tonight
whether the national committee of
the Nonpartisan league would accept
the resignation of A. C. Townley,
national president, tendered at the
state convention of the - league at
Fargo, N. D., Saturday after the
convention rejected Townley's bal
ance of power plan and nominated
a Nonpartisan league ticket for im
portant state officers.
'I hope he doesnt,' Sorenson
said, "as Townley is a political ge
"I am certain,' however", that no
matter whether Townley insists that
his resignation be accepted by na
tional committee, or not, be will con
tinue in the work.
Believes Townley Mistaken.
"I believe he is mistaken in a
statement credited to him at the con
vention to the effect that the state
conventions, action at Fargo in re
fusing to accept his political plan
had destroyed confidence of the peo
ple in that state and in other states
in his leadership. My confidence in
him isn't destroyed an iota."
Townley's balance of power plan
dovetails with Sorenson's desires in
the present campaign in which Sor
enson urged selection of men in
sympathy with Nonpartisan plans in
old parties rather than formation of
a third party. Townley. fresh from
the Chicago meeting, where a simi
lar balance of power plan in nation
al politics was decided upon by na
tional socialist; Nonpartisan league
and certain labor leaders, broached
the proposition to Nebraska Non
partisanites at the annual convention
in Lincoln several weeks ago.
Townley Plan Accepted.
In Nebraska the league, or rather
the league delegates, accepted the
Townley plan and passed resolutions
refusing to endorse third party can
didates in the primaries. Through
eleventh-hour efforts of Edgar How
ard and J. H. Edqjjsten, the conven
tion put its stamp of approval on the
third party platform IO-minutes be
Harding Presses Button
Which Opens Flower Show
Indianapolis, March 26. By push-!
wg a button in the white House
which rangr a bell in the manufactur
ers building of the state fair grounds.
President Harding formally opened
the fifth annual national flower show,
given under the auspices of the So
ciety of American Florists and
The exposition, which it is esti
mated will cost $1,500,000. will con
tinue all of next week and arrange
ments, have been made' ' to handle
more than 100.000 visitors.
The Mrs. Warren G. Harding, a
new rose named in honor of the wife
of President Harding at the. New
York flower show a short time ago,
will be on exhibition at the show part
of next week.
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
Lahor President Says Finan
cial Interests Attempting to
"Dominate" Coal Interests;
Railways Control Output.
Br (he .Uwlntfd Pre...
Washington, March 26. That
owners of coal mining properties,
both anthracite and bituminous, are
forcing a general strike in union
mines by their "autocratic attitude."
and that the reason for their attitude
can be found in "domination of the
coal industry by financial interests"
were charges made in a statement
by Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor.
He supplemented these charges
with statistics which he declared
showed that real, ownership of many
bituminous coal properties lay in the
hands of. the steel, industry while
anthracite mines were asserted to be
"largely adjuncts to railroad opcra-
Mr. Gompers- asserted that con
trol of the mines was thus taken "to
an effective degree, from the hands
of actual operating men and placed
in the hands of financial interests.
"Coal mines have fecome merely
wheels in a great profit-making ma
chine," he said, "operated by men for
whom all things must give way to
As to the anthracite fields, Mr.
Gompers said that congressional in
vestigations and federal proceedings
had disclosed seven railroads con
trolling 96 per cent of the output."
The result, he asserted, was that
"profits from coal operations are
not found in the coal mine reports,
but in dividend reports of the rail
roads where they are manipulated so
as to appear moderate, or at a loss.
in order that miners wages may be
retained at the lowest conceivable
Notwithstanding the impending
coal strike in union fields on April 1.,
(Turn to Pnge Two, Column Six.)
"Bouncing Baby" in
Jail JorHotel Bill
Des Moines. Ia.. March 26. (Spe
cial Telegram.) -A "bouncing baby"
in George Hunter's "Tab," Queenic
Palmer, 19, chorus girl, was arrested
here and suddenly halted in her fran
tic attempt to reach the bedside of
her sick fiance, Raymond Goodrell
of Mason City, Ia.
The diminutive blond was held in
the matron's ward awaiting word
from an irate hotel proprietor in Ot
tumwa, who caused her arrest.
"I was working with the Bouncing
Baby show in Ottumwa for $.2
a day,-when I received word from
my. sweetheart in Mason City that
he was seriously ill. I suppose 1
should have waited to pay my bill,
but I. just couldn't. I sent the hotel
manager his $6 bv mail before I was
arrested. He ought to tell the police
to let me out, the little girl told Po
lice Matron Nichols.
By HENRY WALES.
( uprlhl, mt,
I'arw, March 26. The Ikitifh in
tend to request the authentic at
Washington to reconsider their deci
sion of withdrawing the American
troops on the Rhine, through indue
iug the allies to arrange (or the pay
ment of costs since the armistice and
obtaining a reduction of 50 per cent
of the Trench troops in the occupied
region, according to reliable sources
The allic realize the powerful
moral effect the Stars and Stripe
have on the Rhine and the influence
their presence wielffs on Germany.
The withdrawal of the Yanks will
mark a break In the allied solidarity
and produce a bad reaction it is ar
gued. Supplementary Notes Sent
Washington. March 25. Identic
notes supplementary to the notes de
livered March 22 by the American
ambassadors in London, Paris,
Brussels, Rome and Tokio to the
five principal allied governments re
garding American rights to payment
for the costs of the Ahicrican army
of occupation in Germany, were giv
en to the same governments today.
The supplementary notes, it was
explained at the state department,
were prompted by information re
cently received in Washington that
the allied finance ministers propose
to postpone debiting France for the
value of the Saar mines in Germany,
which debit would give France a
slight excess in payment of costs of
its army of occupation to May 1,
It was stated that the original
notes delivered by the United States
to the allied governments showed
that information in possession of
this government indicated that
Frane, Belgium and Italy had been
paid in full for the costs of their
armies of occupation in the Rhine
land Recent dispatches from Paris
had indicated a disposition to ques
tion the authenticity of the American
government's statement and the sup
plementary notes delivered today, it
was said, were to inform the allied
government that the 'United States'
was tulljr acquainted with the situa
tion and considered its rights to
payment of the actual costs of its
army of occupation upon an equal
footing with the allied powers could
not bJ affected by any readjustment
of accounts. In the course of the
supplementary note it is said:
"It is deemed to be sufficient to
say that it is the view of the govern
ment of the United States that the
question whether or not there would
be a deficit in the French account for
army costs as of May 1, J921, upon
a final agreed statement of that ac
count, is a matter which does not
affect the position of this government
with respect to its right to receive
the. payment of the actual cost of its
army of occupation upon an equal
footing with the allied powers."
"Sorry to Disturb You, Henry But There's a
' Delegation Outside to See You."
Patrons Attack Officers
During Raid on Saloon
Philadelphia, March 26. Prohibi
tion proved unpopular among the pa
trons of a saloon in the process of
being raided, and as a result they
started a disturbance as the federal
agents emerged with the seized
When the agents entered several
men at the bar resented their pres
ence, engaging them in a free-for-all
fight. The disorders, however,
were halted and the- indignant ones
ejected. But while a search of the
buildings was being made one of
the latter re-entered, attacking the
only officer remaniing downstairs.
After many blows the patron was
subdued and placed tinder arrest.
A- small riot occurred, however,
when the officers emerged with the
prisoner and quantities of seized
goods and police reserves had to be
called out to disperse the crowds.
Fifty gallons of whisky, 200 bottles
of assorted liquors and several bot
tles of beer were confiscated.
Broken Bow Man Seriously
Hurt "When Kicked by Horse
Broken Bow, Neb., March 26.
(Special.) Fred Huenefeld, residing
west of Broken Bow, was seriously
injured by a horse kicking him in
the stomach. Hcunefeld was work
ing around the barn and when pass
ing behind the animal was taken unawares.
Sargent Farmer Hurt in
Fall as Team Runs Away
E oken . Bow. Neb., March 26.
(Special.) Thillip Frost, farmer liv
ing ' between argent and Burwell,
sustained two broken arms and a
split shoulder blade when he was
jolted from his wagon as it struck a
ditch and his team ran away.
Tax Commissioner Visits
Broken Bow Deputy
Broken Bow, Neb., March 26.
(Special.) Tax Commissioner Os
borne of Lincoln spent the day in
Broken Bow, holding a session with
the county deputy afsessors. The
collectors of practically every pre
cinct in the county were present
Missionary Saves Tolls
Because Guide Rock
Only Town of Name
" 1 ! f iTSTimETo C
, (fOrrtmiint ,)iror Plan
for Ct-MUtiiiii of Hostilities
I a l'riioifd ly Allied
'Angora Reply Delayed
Seeks to Annul
Chicago j Orchestra Director
Files Suit for Annulment
of Wedding to Woman
Now in Omaha.
Riclard to Take
Stand on Monday
Promoter Spends Day in Of
, fice of Deputy Sheriff
Rehearsing Testimony. '
John D. Creighton
Guide Rock, Neb. An ' obliging
cable office manager at Calcutta, In
dia, thumbing over the rate chart de
termining toll charges for cable
grams, told Miss Ethel Whiting, a
Guide RoCk missionary, that she
could save a bit of money by elimi
nating the name of the state and
county from the address on her mes
sage being sent to her parents noti
fying them of her journey home.
Smacking of the unusual. Miss
Whiting asked why. The manager
informed her that his records show
ed but one Guide Rock in the 'world.
So, "Webster county, Nebraska."
was stricken from the address, al
though Miss Whiting stated upon
her arrival here that she gambled
with her sporting instinct over ac
cepting the manager's suggestion.
The message, however, reached her
parents in record time.
Guide Rock received its .christen
ing from a large rock that can be
seen for many miles. Great trains
of travelers who. in the early days,
were making their way to the gold
fields or the new west, were told to
watch for this rock as it was "loca
tion" point for - the trails going to
the north or south.
Omaha Bra Leaked Wire.
Chicago, March 26. Suit for an
nulment of the marriage of Emilio
Frank Timponi, conductor of the Il
linois theater orchestra and Kather
ine Timponi, recently described uy
Omaha's police as the "Queen of
America's bootlegger trust" was
filed in the circuit court by Mr. Tim
Failure of Mrs. Timponi, who is
Mr. Timponi's second wife, to noti
fy her husband at the time of her
marriage of her divorce from her
first husband within a year is given
as the theatrical man's reason for the
Katherine Walsh, according to the
bill, was married to Edward Staerke
at Milwaukee August 19, 1911, and
divorced from him in' the same city
March 26, 1919. Less than three
months later, June 5, 1919, she mar
ried Mr. Timponi at Crown Point,
and neglected to tell him details of
her-recent divorce, he claims. Th;
bill further sets forth that she left
him April 30, 1921, since which time
they have not been living together.
Accused of rum running and of
having forged government revenue
stamps Mrs. Imipont, who is the.
step mother of Rollo Timponi, man
ager of the Colonial theater, was ar
rested over a month ago in Omaha.
where she was living as Miss Kath
erine Warner in an elaborately fur
nished ' 15-room mansion., She
was Douna over to tne teaerai granu
jury in bonds of $1,000,, which. she
furnished. . She , is now at liberty'
awaiting the action of the federal
grand jury.. -. .
According: to the statement of her
friends, Mrs. Timponi will not con-'
test the suit, but expects to join her.
mother in Los - Angeles, when her;
legal affairs are adjusted. - r - ,
Bloomfield Farmers Ready -
to Shoot Chicken Thieves
Bloomfield. . ; Neb., March 26.-r
(Soecial.) Chicken thieves have
been plying their trade here so dili
gently that farmers have organized
and are prepared now to give them
a shotgun reception. Many homes
have been equipped with a burglar
alarm, connected up with the hen
house, and a shotgun stands beside
the farmer's bed, loaded and primed
for action. Any attempt to open the
chicken house will set off the alarm
and things will begin to happen.
By this means 'the farmers hope to
put a stop to -the depredations.-,
G. 0. P. Candidate Quits "and
Leaves Field to Democrats
Fairbury, March 26. (Special.)
A. M. Strawhacker, republican can
didate for the nomination for county
commissioner, Fairbury district, has
withdrawn. A9 Mr. Strawhacker was
the only applicant for-the republican
nomination this leaves the republi
cans without a candidate. Charles
F. Stark, John Koch and Cmit
Schoen are the candidates for1' fbe
Fairbury district on the democratic
Heaviest Woman Dies
California, Mo., March '26. Mrs.
Henry Niehaus. believed to have been
the heaviest woman in the state, is
dead at her home here. Mrs. Nie
haus. who was 50 years old, weighed
, Ooilia Bee I.waed Wire.
.'.-Ktw -York,- March--26. With the
consent of Justice Wasservogel, be
fore whom he is on trial, George I..
(Tex) Rickard was taken from his
cell in Tombs prison-' to the office of
Deputy Sheriff Brown and spent the
day "in rehearsal" with his counsel,
Max D. Steur, preparatory to going
on the witness stand in his own de
fense when the trial is resumed Mon
A renewal of the offer of Rickard's
attorney to supply $500,000 cash bail
for the sport promoter's release was
made and again refused.
Pending adjournment of the case
until Monday, taken on the assur
ance of counsel for both sides that
they could finish the trial quicker if".
they had a day to systematize their
procedure, the prosecution was seek
ing means to controvert the alibi for
Rickard's movements on November
12, furnished by Dr. John H. Rich
ards, .physician for Mrs. Rickard;
Mrs. Helen Tilotson, a trust com
pany employe and guest of the Rich
ards, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flour
noy. Lobbyist Works Against
Seaway Project Charge
Washington," March 26. The Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence Tidewater asso
ciation declared that a paid lobbyist
from the state of New York is main
tained at Ottawa, Canada,- to develop
sentiment against international ac
tion for the development of the St.
Lavrence waterway from the Great
Lakes to the sea.
ft "Our foreign affairs are generally
looked after by the Mate department
St Washington,: but New York has
outgrown the country and requires
her own private ambassador," saj'S
the Tidewater association statement.
"Father Knickerbocker, catching the
spirit of Louis XIV,' claims 'L'Etat
c'st moi'." ' , - .
Parts of Genoa Flooded
hy Shift of Tidal Wave
' Genoa. March 26. (By A. P.)
.The tidal wave which the past few
days has-swept the Adriatic shores of
Italy, shifted to the Mediterranean
side and extended throughout the
Italian rivera. Many' of the rail
roads and streets of -Genoa were-inundated,
forcing tarffic to deviate in
order to reach the center of the city.
?: Ships anchored at various places
along the coast suttered great dam
age from 1 pounding against each
Come Home to Roost'
Wilson, N. C, March 26. Mayor
Killette, called upon in city coun
here to enact the role of Solomon in
a case involving ownership of - a
large rooster, settled the question
and at the same time proved the
adage "that chickens come home to
roost." . ; ",
Liler Thomas swore out a warrant
charging Annie Graham with stealing
th rooster. The mayor, recalling
that chickens were reputed to "come
home to roost," decreed that at sun
down the rooster be placed midway
between the two homes.
The rooster, thus given his choice,
ended the dispute by selecting Liler's
chicken house in which to roost
Prominent OmaLans Among
Those Selected to Aid Last
,. Rites for Capitalist Who
: Died Vesterdav.
Funeral services for John D.
Creighton, 76, Omaha capitalist and
philanthropist, who died Saturday
after being ill since last fall, will be
held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at St.
John's church, Twenty-fifth and Cal:
ifornia street. Burial will be in Holy
The funeral cortege will leave the
Creighton residence, 404 North
Twentieth street, at 9 for the church.
Prominent Men Named.
Honorary pallbearers will be
Everett Buckingham. Charles Lane,
Dr. T. J. Dwyer, Isaac Congdon,
Thomas C. Byrne, F. H. Davis, L.
F. Crofoot, Frank Burkley, Owen
McCaffrey, I. Sibbernsen, George
Barker, Creston Myers, Judge W. A.
Redick, Mayor James C. Dahlman,
Dan Butler, Milton Barlofr, Paul
Kuhn, Fred Hamilton, F. B. Hoch
steler, Judge Willis G. Scars, J. L.
Baker, F. W. Clark, E. E. Folda,
Walter Head and Arthur Smith.
The active pallbearers are William
Hosford, Louis Nash, H. Tukcy,
Joseph Barker, Edward Leary, John
Dougherty, Charles Beaton, and
Survived by One Son.
Mr. Creighton is survived by. his
son, Charles, owner of the Creighton
garage. Eighteenth and Davenport,
streets; a grandson, E. A. Creigh
ton, treasurer of the Foster-Barker
company; and three great grandsons,
John D., II, Edward, jr.. and Billy.
Mrs. Creighton died in 1914.
Mr. Creighton was born near
Springfield, O., and come o Omaha
in the 60s, engaging in the eattlc
and real estate business.
At the time of his death he was
a director of the First National
bank and one of Nebraska's wealthy
men. , He was a lover of horses and
for a time owned and managed one
of the-famous racehorse breeding
farms in Lexington, Ky.
Grain Exchange to Give
Second Radio Coucert
. The Oinaha Grain exchange will
give its second radio concert from
its broadcasting station in the Grain
Exchange building next Tuesday eve
ning at 8. After the final market
report, the following musical enter
tainment -will , be given: "Luspiel
Overture," Concord Saxaphone band;
soprano solo, selected. Miss Marie
Soat; selection by 'Ames male quar
tet; talk" by Prof. Pearson, president
of Ames college;' "Missouri Blues,"
Concord club Saxophone band; bari
tone solo, "Little Mother of Mine,"
R. ,W. Scott; Ames male quartet;
soprano solo, selected. Miss Marie
Soat; "Canadian Capers," Concord
Club Saxophone band; baritone solo,
"Sorter Miss You." R. W. Scott;
"The Sheik," Concord Club Saxo
t Ik AMorwIed tr,
IVri, March .'i.--I lie Crerb
fovrrnmrnt Inu mtepted the pro
HiA ntade by the allied foreign
mii,itrr lat week fur an armUtii
brtwrm Orrrce and the Turkish na
lionaliiit. The rtplv to the proponat of the
ni;iiiter. however, rvnuin techntttl
reservations on the military condi
tion. Accept in Principle.
f'rni.taiitinoite. March 26. The
M.blime port I'onoidrr the arnmtic
rri ioal of the allied foreign min
uter acceptable if the period of
three month the duration of th
cessation in hostilities i reduced ti
one month. The government has
advNed the Angora government net
to reject the proposal.
While the Angora government ac
cept the armistice in principle, its
reply to the allies i not expected to
b made in les than 10 days. The
principal condition in Angora'
counter propoal will be the evacua
tion by the Greek of Thrace, with
Tho Boy Scouts and Six Mem
bers of Troop Lose Lives
Near South Bend None
of Hodies Recovered.
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South Bend, Ind.. March 26.
Eight persons, including two scout
masters and six members of a South
Bend Boy Scout troop, were reported
drowned at Magician lake near Do
wagiac, Mich., when the .motorboat
iu which they were riding caosized.
Included in the eight were Joseph
Taylor, head of the local Boy Scout
troops, and his son, Joseph, jr. fc
Three automobile loads of :Boy
Seout9 had left this city for the lake
the first two arriving early, while the
last group arrived shortly after noon.
Scout Master Josept Taylor was in
charge of the outing party and the
motor boat which eaosized. Vernon
! C. Murphy is thought to be the other
man who drowned, while the names
of the si boys, with the exception
of Taylor's young son. have not been
The accident occurred 60 rods from
the shore after the party had left for
an island in the center of the lake,
on which the Boy Scouts were es
tablishing a new camp for the Sum
mer. Several trips had been made to
the island earlier in the day. The'
coroner of Dowagiac. who is investi
gating, gave it as his opinion that the
boat was 'overloaded.
Scout Executive Taylor and his
little son were the last to go down.
Fifty feet of water separated them
from rescue hy W. C. Harper, who
had driven one of the automobile
in which the scouts made the trip tc
the lake from outh Bend. From the
shore he saw the boat go down on an
even keel, the party floundering in
the water. He procured a leaky row
boat and pulled frantically against
the rough waters toward the scent,
only to arrive too late. None of the
bodies have been recovered.
Three Persons Killed,
1 8 Injured in Tornado
Beaumont, Tex., March 26. Three
persons are known to have been
killed and 18 injured and propertv
damage estimated at $100,000 was
caused by a tornado which swept
throught this .ristirct.
Fannett. a 'village IS miles south
west of here, suffered most severely,
according to reports. There Thomas
Johnson. 80, and an unidentified man
were killed, and 10 persons injured,
Property damage was caused at
Burke Ville, Tex., but there were no
The tornado, a small one, struck
Beaumont, late in the day, demol
ished one large building and several
smaller ones, broke windows and
demoralized wire communication.
Nebraska Ranks Fourth
in Farm Property Value
Nebraska ranks fourth in the
value of farm property among the
states of the union, according to fig
ures compiled by the bureau of cen
sus at Washington and released to
the bureau of publicity of the Omaha
Chamber .of Commerce.
The value of farm propertv in the
state was declared to be $4,201,656,
000. Even jvith the high rate of val
uation on farm property the state
ranks only 10th in the value of all
farm crops. This valuation was
placed at $319,730,000. In live stock
Nebraska ranks Nth with a valua
tion of $54,612,000.
Man Identified as Suspect
in Murder 22 Years Ago
Doylcstown, Pa.. March 26. The
man arrested at Quakertown a few
days ago on suspicion of having
killed a constable 22 years ago in the
Haycock mountains while resisting
arrest was idcnlifiedas Adam
Weaver, the man eharged with the
crime. The identification was made
by James Weaver of Philadelphia,
who claims to be his son.
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