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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO, '2 13.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY, MARCH 28. 1022.
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to lot I'mlrr Guard.
Arrested in New Jersey
Oaaaaa IWa Wlra.
Camden, N. J, March 27.,
Charged with series of crime
which male ilie exploits of Jre
JaintM and hit coUl.oreri look like
a rtiiI- itoriart novel, George WrU
berger today left tanidrn for O
ola, la., tn lite company of Mirriif
Wot of Oicrol4. .Weinberger wa4
linger Iieivy guard ami handcuffed
v. hen he Marled away.
A a member of the to-ratlcd
I!llic Adanu gang which terrorised
pari of Kaosa. Missouri and IWa
last year, Weinberger it alleged to
have ukeii part in no less than
hank robbcric. and holdup, which
resulted in right murder and tiic
wonlding of 25 other victim.
Weisberger's lat exploit was to
rob the safe of the Pennsylvania
railroad at PauUhoro, N. J., where
he had settled in November, lie de
ferred the task of breaking the safe
till March 17. but left a hot trail be
hind him which remitted in his cap
ture two days later. On identifica
tion he was turned over to the Iowa
authorities ai a fugitive from jus
tice. Met Adam in Prison.
The Eddie Adam Rang was com
posed of Adams and three other', in
cluding Weisberger, according to the
latter" own story. Weisberger had
been a petty thief and met Adams
in Lansing prison, Kansas. -
When they were released last sum
mcr they started in by robbing a
bank of $67,000. With the proceeds
they purchased firearms and auto
mobiles and when they discarded the
purchased machines, stole others.
They lay in wait along automobile
roads and held up passing cars, rob
bing all the passengers and shooting
lo kill when opposition was offered.
They held up the I.os Angeles limit
ed train between Ottawa and Holi
day, Kan., and got $20,000 cash and
a lot of $100 Liberty bonds, which
they used to light the expensive
cigars they delighted to smoke, ac
cording to Sheriff West.
Kill Two of Posse.
When Kansas got too hot, they
moved to Missouri and one night
robbed 11 stores in one town, West
Plains. In October they fell into
. trap .laid ior 4'henv.by the 'sheriff
at Osceola, and in a gun fight which
followed, two members of the sher
iff's posse were killed. The outlaws
escaped to Wichita, Kan., where they
had hidden some loot, but another
gun fight with police ensued and
Adams was killed.
The death of Adams broke up the
gang and Weisberger came east to
former stamping grounds of his in
Jersey. He lived peacefully enough
for a couple of months, but felt the
urge to crack a safe again and met
bis Waterloo at Paulsboro. He told
Sheriff Wert he did not know wtrtt
had become of Fcntleman and Tur
r.er. the other two members of the
War Heads Refuse
to Cut Garrisons
Washington, March 27. If con
gress has any idea that the War de
partment will voluntarily reduce the
army garrisons' in the Hawaiian is
lands and at the Panama canal zone,
it is doomed to disappointment.
Secretary of War Weeks made this
clear today when it was reported to
him that the house, in striking from
the army hill the provision limiting
the president's right to determine size
of garrisons outside the United States
did so with the understanding that
the army proposed ; to reduce the
Hawaiian and Panama' garrisons
without such a provision.
Head of Los Angeles Paper
Company Robbed of $300
Racine, Wis., March 27. H. C.
Meisel, president of a paper com
pany at Los Angeles, dragged him
self into the watchman's office of
a south side manufacturing estab
lishment late last night, declaring
he had regained consciousness in a'
nearby ditch and that he had been
robbed of $300 in money, together
with diamonds and jewelry. Meisel
said he left a Milwaukee hotel Sat
urday night in an auto in company
with" two men to conclude a busi
ness transaction and that he can re
member nothing of what occurred
during the 24-hour period which
elapsed until he dragged himself out
of the ditch.
Massachusetts Man Named
Aide to Secretary Hughes
Washington, March 27. William
Phillips of Massachusetts, present
minlcur tn h Kptherlands. was
nominated by President Harding to
be under-secretary ot state.succeea
P Flptcher. who soon
will take up his new post as am
bassador to Belgium. The president
ntso nominated Leland Harrison of
Illinois, now attached to the State
department, as assistant secretary of
state, succeeding Fred Morris Dear
ing, who recently was named min
ister to Portugal.
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London March 27. Reports from
Berlin, received in Copenhagen, says
a dispatch to the Exchange Telegram
from the Danish capital is to the
effect that the leaders of the Russian
soviet government have been sum
moned to Moscow to consider the
situation which may arise in the
event of the death of Nikolai Lenine,
the premier, which is said to be re
garded as a possibility in the near
First Case Under Stockyards
Control Act, Brought by
Opens in Kansas City.
Kansas City, March 27. Hearing
of charges brought by the Kansas
City Livestock exchange against 1
Armour & Co.. in connection with
the operation of the Mistletoe stock
yards here, got under way today. The
case is the first brought under the
iederal packer-stockyards control act
of 121. Hearings are before Judge
B. M. Haincr, commissioner of the
federal department of agriculture.
Hogs are brought by the Fowler
Tacking company at the Mistletoe
yards here direct from the producers.
The Fowler company is owned by
the Armour Packing company. It
is the contention of the plaintiffs that
the operation of the Mistletoe yards
tends to depress the price of hogs
on the open market at Kansas Sity,
that the prices paid at the Mistletoe
yards are arbitrarily fixed and inter
fere with an open and competitive
market and constitute an effort by
the Armour company to control hog
prices paid here.
The Armour company, in the open
ing statement of counsel, denied the
charges and asserted that the Mistle
toe yards are private, not public,
stockyards under the 1921 federal
law,, and that the real motive of the
Kansas City Livestock exchange is
to prevent any direct buying of live
stock from producers and force all
producers to pay0 commissions to
Testimony dealt largely with how
much weight is gained by hogs re
ceiving a nil ot corn nu water as
against the amount gained by hogs
receiving only water. It is the con
tention of the livestock exchange
that the practice at the Mistletoe
yards is to water and not feed the
hogs and that the producer loses the
benefit of several pounds added
weight thereby. .
Hearing Resumed in
The Skinner-Dold hearing, now in
ts third week, was resumed yester
day morning in federal court before
B. H. Dunham, special master In
J. J. Cuff, general superintendent
of all the Dold interests, testified to
the kind of products the Jacob Dold
Tacking company of Buffalo pur
chased from the local plant, and
prices paid, aill gave other figures
pertinent to the business arrange
ment between the two plants.
The hearing is on Receiver Keith
Neville's petition to cancel the con
tract by which the Dolds acquired
the former Skinner packing plant.
Former U. S. Army Captain
Begins Term at Leavenworth
.. Leavenworth, Kan., March 27.
Beverley Chew, former captain in
the United States army, has been
received at the federal prison here
irom tort Jay, N. i., under sen
tence of seven years for embezzle
ment. Uiew gave his age as ii
and said he was a student. He has
been assigned as an employment
deputy in the warden s office. Chew
is the husband of Jean Sothern, for
mer screen star.
1 T if "I ur ol national delei
Is Rating .jvfaTf
'kVo-l.- t'lce have
. ileeted, he said,
. ., aVv ..! be sent to the xo
Government Plans Air '
Route to Panama Canal
State Calls for Bank Reports
for Condition as of March 25
Lincoln. March 27. Condition of
all state banks at the close of busi
ness March 25 is requested in call
made today by the state department
of trade and commerce. Reports
were received from 988 state banks
December 31, and there have been
four failures thus far in 1922, it is
find a better
"job" by :
17th and Farnam
Graphical ScorA' -viude
Japanese Home.nd Attach
eil to Four-Power Pact.
Hitchcock Opposes Move
Hr Tha Auotlalrd Tr.
Washington, March 27. The sen
ile finally untangled its parliamen
tary difficulties over the four-power
treaty supplements today by joining
the two supplementary agreements
snd then ratifying them by unani
One of the supplements, itself in
the form of a treaty, defines geo
graphical scope of the four-power
pact so as not to include the Japanese
homeland. The other, attached to
the first by today's action, in the
form of a "reservation" stipulates
that issues which are purely of a
domestic character cannot be brought
before the four-power "conference."
The vote on the double-barreled
ratification resolution was 73 to 0,
opponents of the four-power plans
interpreted the two agreements as
limiting and curtailing the operation
of the principal treaty. Several at
tempts to attach other reservations
which had failed when the four-power
treaty itself was under consideration,
were defeated by the usual protreaty
end antitrraty lineup.
Calls Up Naval Treaty.
As soon r.s the vote had been com
pleted. Senator Lodge of Massachus
etts, the republican leader, called up
the naval limitation treaty, estab
lishing a 5-5-3 capital ship ratio for
the United States, Great Britain and
Japan. Debate on it is to begin to
morrow and administration leaders
expect to see it ratified by an almost
unanimous vote by the end of the
The plan of combining action on
the two four-treaty supplements was
proposed by benator Lodge aiter he
had decided it was unnecessary to
present two separate ratification
resolutions. The treaty opponents,
holding that the domestic questions
supplement really was a part of the
four-power pact, protested that the
method finally settled upon by the
republican leaders was but a "weak
and unsatisfactory" way to solve the
parliamentary problem confronting'
the senate, but Mr. Lodge and other
republicans -insisted it would be en
tirely effective. " '
Hitchcock Opposes Action.
Then Senator Hitchcock of Ne
braska, senior democratic member
of the foreign relations committee,
declared that the senate's action in
giving belated approval to the sup
plement "is an admission to Japan
that the supplement s provisions are
not a part of the four-power treaty."
(Jther democrats also argued that
the only proper procedure was to re
consider the vote ratifying the four
power pact so as to include the sup
plement in that ratication. Adoption
of the domestic questions supplement
as a "reservation" to the geographi
cal supplement, however, was by a
vive voce vote.
Two attempts were made to at-
that other reservations, Senator Pitt
man, democrat, Nevada, presenting
the Lodge league of nations reserva
tton on domestic questions and Sena
tor Robinson, democrat, Arkansas,
introducing again his proposal that
outside powers be invited to join in
Pacific conferences affecting their
interests. The Tittman reservation
was beaten 21 fo 49 and the Robin
son reservation was rejected without
a roll call.
Marshall Joffre Visits
Canada as 'Envoy of Peace'
Victoria. B. C... March 27. Mar
shal Joseph Jacques Joffre of France,
in his own words here as "an envoy
of peace," arrived at Victoria from
the far east today on the liner bilver
State. With him were Mme. Joffre,
Samuel Hill of Seattle and military
The hero of the Marne came as
an ordinary passenger on the Silver
State, not on an official mission, he
explained, but in the course of tour
around the world. The only mission
he said was solely in the interests
of permanent and everlasting peace.
During his forthcoming tour of the
United States and Canada, he will
speak for peace and one of his first
acts will be to dedicate the inter
national peace portal at Blaine,
Wash., on the boundary line between
the United States and Canada.
Norfolk Man Files for G.O.P.
Lincoln, March 27. H. A. Mark,
Garden coujity surveyor, today filed
with the secrtary of state as demo
cratic candidate for the legislature
from the 94th district. Filing of
M. Havens of Norfolk as republican
candidate for congress from the
Third district also was made. C.
W. Beal of Broken Bow sent his
filing check as progressive candidate
ior congress from the Sixth district
to the secretary of state instead of
the county treasurer.
One Killed, Two Wounded
in Mississippi Battle
Columbia. Miss., March 27. Two
families battled with guns in a do
mestic " feud about 10 miles below
here late Saturday and as a result
Esco McNabb is dead, his brother,
George, is seriously wounded, and
Zeno Coker, a brother-in-law, is
probably fatally wounded, according
to reports that reached here today,
Prominent Musician Dies
Washington, March 27. Sydney
Wrightson. for many years a promi
nent figure in musical circles of
Washington, Chicago and other
cities, died here last night, following
an extended illness. He was 52 years
Washington, March 2". Plan for
early etaUlishmrnt of tn air route
to the Panama canal tone ai a meat
of national defense are being
r department. Sec
ive been surveyed
-leeted, he said, army planet
..I be sent to the lone under their
"I regard the canal zone and Haw
aii as the two most Important pots
the army has," Mr. Weeks said.
The i-ecretary said he had repeat
edly told conifrejMOnal committees
that he would not he responsible for
any reduction in the garrisons ot
these posts as was proposed by the
houe appropriations committee ai
an economy measure In framing the
'army appropriation bill.
River and Harbor
Doubled in House
Nebraska Members Join in in
From $27,633,260 to
By EDGAR C. SNYDER.
Wahlniton Corrfapondent Omaha Br.
Washington, March 27. fSpecial
Telegram.) By a vote of 158 to 54
the house, in committee of the whole,
today increased the appropriation in
the army hill for rivers and harbors
lrom $27,635,260, as recommended by
the appropriations committee, to
$42,500,000, as recommended by the
board of engineers for rivers and
The vote in committee was con
strued as a protest against the high
freight rates existing in the section
west of the Mississippi. A number
of the Nebraska members voted with
their colleagues from Iowa, Minne
sota and the Dakotas in favor of in
creasing the appropriation for riv
ers and harbors to a point where
work on the Mississippi would be
continued, and the possibility ot
work on the Missouri and the Ohio
rivers while diminished, "not neces
Would Save Freight.
Congressman Newton of Minne
sota, one of the strongest ad
vocates in favor of the large appro
priation, brought out the fact to
day that last month there was a ship
ment of 250,000 bushels of wheat
from Omaha to St. Louis by rail and
thence by boat to New Orleans. On
this single shipment there was a sav
ing by reason of the water haul of
three cents per bushel, or $7,300 on
the entire shipment. .
It was-asserted that if the Mis
souri river had been so improved as
to allow this shipment to go entirely
by water the saving would have
been $15,000 instead of $7,500.
The members from Nebraska who
voted for the increased appropriation
contend that the amount set apart
for existing river and harbor works
and for the prosecution of projects
heretofore authorized, as may be
most desirable in the interest of
commerce and navigation," namely
$27,000,000, would be spent most
largely on the big ports of the east,
west and south and leave nothing
for the interior streams of the coun
try such as -the Mississippi, the Mis
souri and the Ohio, upon which there
is much uncompleted work. The
army bill will be completed tomorrow.
- Discuss Rates on Hay.
Several months ago the Chicago
& Northwestern railroad in Nebras
ka asked leave of the Interstate Com
merce commission to reduce freight
rates on hay and alfalfa from points
in the Sixth district to Illinois and
Wisconsin. The commission granted
the request, the new rates becoming
effective on April 10.
Lately rumors have reached Con
gressman Kinkaid that there was
movement on foot in sections, other
than Nebraska, to have the order
revoked on the ground that if per
mitted to stand it would place Illinois
and Wisconsin points at a disadvan-
(Torn to Paga Two, Column 8eTen.)
James Allen Files Name
for State Representative
' James Allen, 1451 Emmet street,
filed for the republican nomination
for state representative from the
Eighth district On the republican
Tony Zimmcrly, Waterloo, filed
for the democratic nomination for
Two Men Drowned as Dam
at Paper Factory Breaks
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., March 27.
Two men drowned and 10 nar
rowly escaped the same fate yester
day when a paper mill coffer dam
at Biron, four miles from here, gave
way before a sudden rush of water
in the Wisconsin river. .
"Buck Private1' in
Culver, Ind., March 27. Hanford
MacNider, national commander of
the American Legion, became a
"buck private" in the "Blackhorse
troop" here today.
Commander MacNider, who came
here to attend the convention of
state post commanders, was made an
honorary member of the troop of
Culver military academy.
At a token, the membership pre
sented Col. MacNider with an Eng
lish riding saddle and a set of sad
The "Blackhorse troop" Is well
known throughout the United States
for its fine horses. For many years,
it has been the escort of vice presi
dents of the United States at in
auguration ceremonies. It recently
was the escort of honor for Marshal
Ferdinand Foch on his visit to Indiana,
(Cawfflatl l7t. ? Tkt Oiav TwVuM I
Efforts to Avert
Big Coal Strike
Labor Anthracite Wage Body
Returns to N. Y. to Renew
Baltimore, Md., March 27. The
Northern W7est Virginia Coal Oper
ators' association have decided to
close down all the 550 mines in their
association 'for the duration of .the
general miners' strike set for April
1, the operators announced today.
' New York, March27.-(By A. P.)
Labor' members of the anthracite
wage scale subcommittee returned
from Cleveland today to renew ne
gotiations with 'the operators in an
effort to avert, the strike called for
Both operators and miners ex
pressed a desire to end the general
discussions which riiarked the open
ing days of the conference lasv week
and to confine future sessions to con
sideration of the If demands of th;
Demanding a 20 per cent increase
in wages, the miners say they pro
pose to demonstrate . that wages in
the mines failed to keep pace w'th
wages in other industries during the
war; that the total increase has been
only 65 per cent since 1916; that the
mine operator h making an excessive
profit by underpaying his labor and
overcharging the consumer, and that
the mines could continue to show a
reasonable profit to the operator
after granting both an increase in
wages and a reduction of prices.
The operators indicated that today
they would make known the percent
age of wage cuts they advocate in
counter proposals. The operators
say that the market for coal has suf
fered because of the public's inability
to pay prevailing prices.
Springfield, 111., March 27. Upon
his promise to coal operators, Presi
dent Frank Farrington of the Illinois
union miners this morning wired
presidents of three coal operators' as
sociations of Illinois that he would
meet them in conference at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning in Chicago.
When asked if this conference might
result in a separate wage scale for
Illinois miners Mr. Farrington said
"Not at this time. I believe."
Shoots Wife. Tben
Turns Gun on Self
Trial in Federal Court
Trial of Rachael C. Strickland and
Sam B. Musser began yesterday in
federal court on a charge of misuse
of the mails. They are charged with
misuse of the mails in connection
with the sale of stock of the Ameri
can Brokerage and Development
company. Miss Strickland is under
a state grand jury indictment. Thirty-seven
witness have been called to
appear against them.
Judge Munger to Hear Berg
Potash Appeal on Saturday
The McW7orter-ChipIey-M a s s e
Wohlberg motion for an appeal from
their recent conviction on the charge
of conspiracy to defraud in promot
ing the William Berg Potash com
pany will be argued Saturday morn
ing before Federal Judge Munger at
Three Killed in Rock Slide
Bonners Ferry, Idaho. March 27.
Three men were killed in a rock
slide in a railroad cut here during
blasting operations. The dead are
Arthur States, William Clark and
Dervil Walters, all of Bonners Fer
Woman Wounded Five Times
by Randolph Cafe Owner
Both May Die.
Randolph, Neb., March 27. A. J.
Mercny shot and seriously wounded
his wife and then turned the gun
on himself here this morning. '
The Mercnys, who own a res
taurant here, had opened for the
morning ana Mrs. Mercny was
sweeping the floor when Mercny
pulled a gun and shot her five
times. Two shots entered the, ab
domen, two the breast and one the
Several people, hearing the shots,
rushed to the building and found
both victims of the tragedy uncon
sciousu The woman was taken to a Sioux
Mercny, after shooting his wife,
shot h;mself in. the left breast. His
condition is also serious.
No motive is given for the shoot
ing. The Mercnys had been living
Raging in Northwest
Lincoln, Neb., March 27. Burling
ton railroad reports . this . evening
said a storm was raging west of
Alliance in northwest Nebraska and
in South Dakota, with snow falling,
considerable wind and a tempera
ture of 22 degrees.
Salesmen Ask Probe
of Fake Organizations
New York, March 27. Officials
of the National Council of Traveling
Salesmen's associations appealed to
District Attorney Banton for investi
gation of fake organizations and in
dividuals who fare declared1 to be
using the council's name in efforts to
swindle merchants and Chambers of
Commerce throughout the country.
The swindlers. Herman L. Scham-
bt., managing director of the coun
cil, told Mr.-i Banton, are soliciting
lunds which they- represent will be
used to further the council's fight in
congress and before the ' Interstate
Commerce commission to obtain in
terchangeable mileage books at re
duced rates for traveling salesmen.
Cracksmen Stage Raid '
on Nebraska Bank Vault
Lincoln, March 27. (Special.)
The bank at Staplehurst. Neb., was
robbed last night by yeggmen who
Diew tne sate and escaped with sev
eral hundred dollars worth of war
The town has about 235 people and
there is no night watchman. The
robbery wa3 not discovered until the
bank was opened for business this
State Sheriff Hyers and several
deputies left for the town, which is
about 35 miles from here, in Seward
New York City to Advance
Clocks One Hour on Sunday
New York, "March 27. New York
will begin saving daylight Sunday,
April 30, when all clocks will be ad
vanced one-hour, - A continuing city
ordinance gives the city daylight sav
ing each summer automatically.
Harding Guest of Rotarians
Washington. March 27. Presi
dent Harding was the guest of the
Fifth district convention of the In
ternational Rotary clubs at a local
thtater. The visiting delegates and
their wives were ' received bv Mrs.
J Harding at the White Hoisc.
3 New York Men
Shot and Killed
Girl Lures Young Man to
Gunmen Another Shot in
Crowd Third Victim at
New York, March 27. Three men
were shot to death under mysterious
circumstances in New York last
night and early today.
One man, lured by a fashionably
dressed young woman, was shot
down by a pair of gunmen, who fired
from the windows of a taxicab. An
other was slain as he walked through
a crowd of pedestrians at 110th street
and Fifth avenue. The third vic
tim, propped between two men
standing in Brooklyn street, was
loaded into a taxicab and taken to a
hospital. He was dead on arrival.
Henry Stern, a young chauffeur,
walked in the 110th street crowd,
A muffled report was heard. Stern
fell to the sidewalk. He was taken
to a hospital and died a short time
An unidentified young man, well
dressed, was seeu conversing with a
smartly attired woman' in Madison
street. They quarreled, bystanders
said, and parted. Then she returned
and again talked with the youth. A
taxicab drew to the curbing, the door
opened and two men fired. The
woman fled. '
Two men, supporting between
them a limp form, hailed a taxicab
in Brooklyn. They took James
ileany, 18, to a hospital, but he was
dead from bullet wounds. The men
said he had attended a "social enter
tainment" with them and gave the
names of other persons who were
there. Sixteen men and four others
who were present at the entertain
ment were held for questioning.
Officers at Athlone Quit Bar
racks After Rrfuxiug to
Obey Order From Gen
eral lfeadquarteri. ,
Loyal to New Committee
Hf Tha A-Uloa1 Tr.
j Dublin, March 2". The brigade
staff of the Irish republican army it
(Athlone today left the military bar
! racks thrre after having refused to
'obey orders from general headqiur
j ters. The men declared that thy
recognired only th new exccuti
committee rhuscn Sunday in the
Up to the pre..eut time the men of
the ranks of the brigade are remain-
I in. loyal to general headquarters.
Ulster Accepts Invitation,
j London, March 27. The accept
ances today by the Ulster govern
ment of the invitation to attend the
Irish conference in London cleared
the way for a gathering Wednesdav
at which the British government will
make a determined effort to bring
the North and South to accord on
some bais w hich will make for peace
Arthur Griffin, Michael Collins
and Eamon J. Duggan will represent
the South and Sir James Craig, the
Ulster premier, and several members
of his cabinet the North. The Brit
ish representatives will be Winston
Spencer Churchill, the imperial
colonial secretary and other mem
bers of the government and perhaps
Premier Lloyd George himself.
Whether the imperial government
has any plan of its own to put for
ward has not been divulged, but
there is talk in official circles that
the government will suggest a truce
on the border to give thcsouthcni
ers and the Ulstentes ample time to '
discuss a basis for the settlement of
the frontier and other vexud ques
Collins Attacks Craig.
Neither the Ulsterites nor the free
staters appear to be eager for the
conference. Mr. Collins, in a state
ment issued in Dublin this afternoon,
expressly disclaimed any desire on
the part of the provisional govern
ment for it. At the same time he
attacked Sir James Craig for alleged
breach of faith in connection with an
agreement reached at their recent
meeting. His reference was in con-
nectioa- with the promise ... of Siiv-
James in reinstate Catholic workers
expelled from Belfast.
Some fears were expressed that'
the statement of Mr. Collins was
calculated to jeopardize the confer-
ence, but students of the Irish situa
tion advanced the opinion that Sir
James Craig would not take it tc
heart, but would assume it was
made for political purposes in the
south, where the followers of Eamonu
De Valera might try to take political
capital out of a meeting of the free
staters with the Ulster premier. A
dispatch from Belfast late this eve
ning said Sir James would reply to
the statement of Mr. Collins in the
Ulster parliament tomorrow.
The' Irish free' state bill passed its
third and final reading in the house
of lords today.
Oil of Highest Quality
Discovered in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, March 27. Oil, said
to be of an unusually high grade, has
been brought in with a natural flow
of more than 100 barrels a day from
a well located on a 100-acre tract in
the heart of the Twenty-eighth ward
of Pittsburgh. The well, drilled by
the Arkansas Natural Gas company,
is claimed to be the strongest ever
tapped in this district and is also
reported to be the first oil well to
be brought hi within the city limits.
Bark Mysteriously Sinks
Newport News, Va., March 27.
The Panama bark Maria Borges,
loaded with coal, mysteriously sank
in the harbor here early today, block
ing the channel to the shipyards.
Several of its crew escaped in small
boats. They reported that the craft
filled rapidly and went dow-n a short
time after they found it was leaking.
It went down in 40 feet of water,
leaving only the tips of its masts
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Dublin, March 27. (By A. P.)
The convention of Irish republican
army members, which had been for
bidden by the Dail Eireann cabinet,
ended its lengthy session late last
night without exciting any outward
The provisional free state govern
ment made no attempt to interfere
with the proceedings and has not
definitely stated it will take any ac
tion, although it is generally sup
posed that those who attended will
be treated as having separated them
selves from the rest of the army and
their names may possible be stricken
from the army rolls.
G. 0. P. Leaders Consider
Plans to Clear Pact Tangle
Washington. March 27. Two
methods of clearing up the technical
senate tangle over the four-power
Pacific treaty and its two supple
ments were under consideration to
day by republican leader? while the
senate continued debate on the sup
plementary measure excluding the
Japanese mainland from the scope
of the four-power treaty.
Adoption of separate resolution
ratifying the supplemental declara
tion, including mandates islands and
excluding domestic questions from
operation of the power treaty was
one method. The other plan under
consideration by the majority leaders
was inclusion in the resolution rati
fying the Japanese mainland treaty
of the reservations affecting the
mandated islands and domestic questions.
France to Approve
No Alliance in Pact
Paris, March 27. (By A. P.)
The French government will ap
prove of adaption by the French
parliament of "the no alliance" reso
lution for the four-power Pacific
treaty adopted by the United States
senate, it was stated today in official
Tokio. March 27. ByA. P.)
Domestic issues during the final
hours of the Japanese diet somewhat
overshadowed the importance of
ratification of the four-power Pacific
treaty by the United States senate,
but such opinions as have been giv
en expression indicate marked satis-'
To Run for Congress
Nathan Bernstein has resigned as
general agent for the National l ite
insurance company and " will an
nounce himself as candidate for con
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