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    The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL 5!NQ. 43.
Naval Bill
Reported
to House
Measure Would Cut Enlisted
Personnel to 63,000 Bud
pet ' 181,000,000 Less
Tliun Lat Year.
Carries Out 5-5-3 Ratio
Mr Ts AmtImH frrw,
Washington, April 8, The 192J
rival hill, carrying out the 5-5-3
ratio, wat reported today to the
house.
It carries a total of
or $181,000,000 less than appropriat
ed last year. There remaini to be
appropriated in a separate measure
later, however, about $60,000,000.
-ttima'ed the Navy department
pie cost of cancellation of con
y's for ships not completed and
't i .i
Hricfly this i what the hill does:
Cuts the enlisted personnel from
05.(100 to 65.000, plus 2,000 appren
tices. Leaves officer total substantially
Intact, except for the dropping of
iW) reserve officers on active duty.
Authorizes commissions for only
200 of the 535 first clas men at
Annapolis, to he graduated in June.
I tin 251 vicila nf "nollllf.
script character."
Eighteen Ships Alloted.
Eighteen battleships are alloted
the. United States under the naval
treaty. In rounding; out a fleet the
bill reduces the number of destroy
ers in commission fro i 278 to 103;
authorizes 84 submarines, al) the
cruisers and lighter auxiliary craft.
Out of the 67.000 enlisted person
nel it provides for 50,000 for ships
afloat.
Provides for the same number of
officers in marine corps and 19,500
enlisted men. a reduction of less
than 1.000. This number, the navy
advised the committee, will be cut
to 17,000 -with the withdrawal in the
next year of 2,000 marines from
Santo Domingo, who will not rc
enlist. Representative Kcllcy of Michi
gan, chairman of the subcommittee
on appropriations which framed and
reported the bill, made public with
the bill the following statement, ex
plaining its provisions.
Ratio Not Disturbed.
"The bill reported to the house
today carries an appropriation for
the coming fiscal year of $233,224,
000. This amount is $193,000,000
$1es than the naval estimates and
"'il.OOO.OOO less than the sum car
Wd in last year's bill. It has been
possible to make these heavy reduc
tions without . disturbing the 5-5-3
ratio established by the treaty.
"Three important reasons form
the basis of this great reduction.
"First, because of agreements
reached by the conference on the
limitation of armaments, stopping all
work on 14 capital ships under con
duction and providing for the
(Turn to Paso Eight. Column Six.)
Ford Says Union Leaders
'Sold Out to Interests'
Toledo, O.. April 8. Shown Chi
cago despatches quoting toward j.
Evans, vice president of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, as saying he was "con
ferring a curse" on his workers" by
hitrhlv snecializine work done at his
factory, Henry Ford said yesterday:.
"That man will be made to come
to Detroit to see that what he says
is- not true." -f - - - - -
Ford characterized Evans' remarks
as "labor union, propaganda" and
' said the labor union leaders have
''sold out to the big interests." ;
Accompanied by his wife,. Mr.
Ford is returning to Detroit from
the south." .
Governor's Proclamation , , .
Sets Aside Clean-Up Week
r Lincoln, April 8. (Special.) Gov,
McKclvic today issued a proclama
tion setting aside the week of April
10-15 as clean-up week. ft
"I trust the week will be so spent
that Saturday, April 15, will ' find
Nebraska in "her best attire, all ready
for the celebration of Easter Sun
day." the governor said.
"Remove the ashes, old cans and
all rubbish from the backyard and
make the kitchen as tidy as the par
lor: paint the house, trim the trees,
brighten the door knobs, varnish the
inside woodwork. i r .
"Money and labor spent in this
way is a good investment and will
bring rich returns, both as to in
creased value of property and satisfaction-derived
from ; comfortable
surroundings." ."' i
Seiae Cars in Garage of
Violator of 'U. S. Dry Law
" - Lincoln,. April (Special.) El
mer Munson was found guilty of
violation of the federal prohibition
act by a jury in federal court here.
E. S. CrKch field,, deputy internal
revenue ' collector from Omaha,
seized H ears in a garage owned by
Munson and will offer them for sale
at public auction April 22. Critch
field stated the seirure was made to
cover a retail dealers' license which
Munson's conviction proved he was
. liable to pay. - . . -
Rail Commission "Will Not
, Attend Chicago Hearing
Lincoln. April 8. (Special Tele
gramsThe Nebraska railway com
mission will aot intervene in behalf of
Nebraska grain growers and shippers
in a case to be heard Monday at
Chicago before the Interstate Com
merce commission, it was announced
today. The commission declares it
bis received definite assurances that
Nebraska rates will not be affected
It was feared at first this case might
affect rates on corn from Nebraska
points to -the west coast
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Equitable Failure Stirs
London Financial Circles!
Chairman Flees to Paris in Airplane Daily Mail I
Offers Reward for Arrest Vast Sum In-
vested in Ranches in Brazil Total
Loss Is Large.
Mr Ik AMrlol4 rs.
London, April tf. Revelations
concerning the recent diatrou fail
ure of the City Lquuahle Fire lnur
jame company. whose chairman, Ger-
aid Jievau, disappeared in an air
plane (or Paris when the bank
ruptcy was announced, have stirred
London financial circlet deeply.
The vital point of interest is the
alleged responsibility of the com
pany's directors.
Illumination wai thrown on the
F.quitahle't affairs at a meeting of
the creditors and shareholders,
where the official receiver made ac
cusations of at least negligence
against the directors and one direc
tor confirmed the receiver's cen
sures. Apparently it was the old story
of trusting to one man, considered
a business genius, all the power of
the concern power which it is ex
plained he used for financial jugglery
on a large scale. The receiver told
the creditors that the financial com
mittee of directors allowed itself to
bvcome a machine for the registra
tion of Chairman Itcvans' decrees.
Duped, Director Sayi.
Director Mifligan told the meeting
that when the revelations began in
January "we found to our amaze
ment and our profound regret that
we had been duped and misled and
that a considerable part of the assets
of the company had disappeared."
Last November the Equitable
Slayer of Army
Aviator Tells His
Story at Inquest
Wealthy Oil Operator Says
Lieut. Col. Beck Had
Long Been Friend
of Family.
By Tlio Associated Frns.
Oklahoma City, Okl., April 8.
Holding that Jean P. Day, promi
nent attorney and oil man, was jui
tified in the killing of Lieut. CoL
Paul Ward Beck at the Day home
early last Tuesday, a coroner'i jury
returned a verdict here tonight rec
ommending -that .no. charges be pre
ferred against Day.
The crowded courtroom Was silent
as it heard the verdict read. M'.
and Mrs. Day displayed no emotion
as it was made public, and after it
had been read, they arose, Mr. Day
shook hands with Coroner McWil-
liams, and the party walked slowly
from the room without a word be
tween them.
Courthouse, Oklahoma City, Okl.,
April 8. Jean f. Day, wealthy oil
operator,-waiving all immunity, took
tne stand at the coroners inquest
here early this evening and relateo
how he killed Lieut. Col. iaul Ward
Beck in his home early last Tuesday
morning. In a low voice, Day be
gan to tell his story -without inter
ruption, irom attorneys.
' Airs. Day prepared to take the
stand following her husband.
County Attorney Hughes, atter
concluding the questioning of state
witness, asked if Day or Mrs. Day
had any voluntary , statement to
make. The defense announced both
desired to be heard. Before Day be
gan his testimony the county attor
ney warned him that anything he
might say, could be used against
him. '
Day -began by describing his ac
quaintance with Lieutenant Colonel
tleck. We said he had known the
officer since last fall. He met him
through Lieutenant Kenneth Walk
er of Fort Sill, who, he said, had
long been a friend of the family.
Une day last tali, Day said,
Walker came to Oklahoma City with
Colonel Beck. Walker had known
my daughter, Doris, for some time
and Tie called at my home to see ii
she could get another girl for Beck
to accompany them on a motor trip
tq Norman. - ; - -
They arranged the ' party and
Mrs. Day accompanied them as
chaperone.
Since that time has had the free
run of my home. I had always con
sidered him a gentleman beyond re
proach and lovef him like a brother.
I told him numbers of times that
'my home is yours.'
Rain at Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., April 8. (Special
Telegram.) Rains fell in this sec
tion this afternoon , and evening.
While the moisture is not needed,
it will help the wheat and oat crops
and put the ground in fine shape for
spring work. .
Read the
real estate
news in tne
"Want"
Ad section
today
17th and Farnam,
AT Untie 1000
1
. ism st
u a, .
company paid-a six month,' i
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of 41 per cent on preferred stvVo'A
mill 75 h am fAiiiHiin
lii January it applied for a rece .vr.
According to the receiver' statement
the stock broking linn in which
Bevan was a partner owes the Kquit
able 350,000 pound, for which there
is small security. The sum of 450,
000 pounds had beeu invested in
Brazilian ranches, of which little
was known, and the directors had
lent General Manager Manscll 1 10.
000 pounds. The atockholders asked
whether the directors were not re
sponsible (or the firm' losses, to
which the receiver replied that it
was difficult to enforce responsibility
for negligence unless they profited
by their action.
Among the directors are the Earl
of March and Sir Henry Grayson,
both of whom were for some time
absent from England on military
service and Lord Rihblesdale. an
aped peer, who married the widow
of Col. John Jacob Astor. The Daily
Mail has placarded F.urope with an
offer of 25.000 francs for informa
tion leading to Sevan's arittst. Bcv
an has not been found.
Light Operas Reviewed.
The most remarkable event in
London's theatrical season has been
the revival of the Gilbert and Sulli
van operas. London producers long
had maintained that these perform
ances were back numbers except for
(Turn ts Fata Eight. Column Tiro.)
Wray for Senate
Movement Makes
i More Progress
Uncertainty Persists as to
Whether Norton Will Be
Democratic or Progres
sive Candidate.
Br Staff Correapondrnt.
Lincoln, ' April 8. (Special.)
Further definite steps were made to
day in the plan' to make Arthur G.
Wray a third party candidate for
United States senator instead of for
governor, as forecasted by The Bee
earlier in the week.
.; .Uncertainty persisted, however." as
to whether J. N. Norton of Polk
county, president of the Nebraska
Farm bureau, will succeed Wray as
the progressive candidate for gover
nor, or will seek the democratic
nomination for that office.
"Mr. Wray will be a candidate for
the senate, and" J. N. Norton will be
the third party candidate for gover
nor," said J. H. Edmisten, chairman
of the progressive party's central
committee.
Norton Refuses to Tilk.
Edmisten's statement was . made
despite Wray's denial yesterday that
such a plan was contemplated.
Mr. Norton declined to commit
himself when questioned over long
distance telephone.
I will have a statement luesday
or Wednesday," he said.
Meanwhile, C. H. Koper of David
City, ardent Bryan democrat, con
tinued to insist that Norton will be
a candidate for the democratic rather
than the progressive nomination for
governor.
Charles .W. Bryan issued a t.Wv
word statement in which he declared
that Wray's contemplated withdraw
al means the death of the third party.
He based this opinion upon the report
that, if Wray seeks the third party
senatorial nomination, he will with
draw in favor of R. B. Howell in
case the latter should be the repub
lican nominee for that office. Bryan
urged third party followers to join
the democrats' and promised them
"progressive leadership."
1 Bryan Is Undecided.
"Will you be a candidate for gov
ernor?" Mr. Bryan was asked after
the issuance of his statement.
"I do not care to say at this time,"
was his reply.
T. he tendency to tie up the third
party with one or the other of the
older parties is generally ascribed to
the activity of C. A. Sorenson, for
mer attorney of the nonpartisan
league, who has- worked perstsently
to that end since A. C. Townley,
president of the nonpartisan league,
opposed an independent third party
movement in his speech here several
weeks ago. Sorenson visited Wray at
lork during the week.
Roper, always a consistent Bryan
supporter, is demanding that Charles
W. Bryan sink his own ambition t '
be governor and support Norton.
Six Hawkeye and Cornhusker Swains
, Answer Plea of Eastern Miss for Mate
City Clerk C. F. Bossie is confi
dent he will succeed in finding a
husband for the Providence (R. I.)
miss who wrote a few days ago for
aid in her matrimonial quest for a
western mate.
A Minden (la.) man wrote in re
ply to the announcement which ap
peared in The Bee: "I am a hard
worker and a good saver. I don't
gamble nor drink. My trade is run
ning a barber shop. Have a good
home and a good income"
From a Council Bluffs man: "My
age is 27 and I am not a siss nor
a rough neck. As to beauty there
is none; not wealthy but making
a good honest living in a decent way.
There isn't much use in telling my
life history just now, but will if so
required. I am most sure everything
will turn out fine."
From Clarks, Neb.: "Please send
me name and address and picture of
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 0, 10:
N a t i 0 11 a 1
i? 1 t
iLxpense is
Problem
llVV" . ul4
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IndJpn, the
Vi'atcltiloc, Mut
t.liop wiiiions from miti
gt to Be Recognized.
Is Being Aided by Dawes
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINQ.
Omaha B LM4 Wlr.
Washington, April 8. Watchdogs
of the treasury we have had, such
at William S. Holman and Uncle
Joe Cannon, but none whose task
approached in magnitude that of the
latest of the line Representative
Martin B. Madden, Illinois,, chair
man of the house appropriations
committee.
Where his predecessors won fame
by paring millions from the budget,
Mr. Madden must chop billions oif
the national expense acco'iut to earn
even honorable "mention. He has
tackled the job with vigor and en
thusiasm and already is beginning
to achieve results, much to the satis
faction of 1'residcnt Harding, who
believes that he can do the people no
greater service than to eliminate
wasteful expenditures and extrava
gant methods of administration.
With nearly $1,000,000,000 of In
terest on the war debt to be raised
annually, it will be a long time be
fore the government will get back
to the $2,000,000,000 budget of pre
war years, but Mr. Madden cal
culates that it soon will he possible
to hold expenditures within $3,500,
000,000. a reduction of $1,500,000,000,
effected through the vigorous slash
ing of appropriations.
Helped by Dawes.
Mr. Maddcn's task 1ms been made
easier by another Illinois man, Gen.
C. G. Dawes, director of the new
a t.aSaa k
budget system, who has gone the
limit in the reorganization of gov
ernment business methods and in
holdinc down administrative de
mands for appropriations.
Like General Dawes, Mr. Madden
is a successful business man and has
a keen eye for possibilities of achiev
ing economies and also of increasing
the revenue of the government.
An interesting illustration is af
fordefl by the Panama canal tolls. In
scrutinizing the Panama canal ac
counts, Mr. Madden was amazed to
find that cargoes above the decks
of ships passing through the canal
were escaping payment of tolls.
Charges vvere assessed on the por-
I tson -f y.e cargo below -decks, D''t
not on the portion above. Inasmuch
as 1'imber constitutes a large part
of the cargoes going through the
canal and as lumber is loaded largely
(Turn to Pare Klbt. Column One.)
Thirteen Killed
' in Texas Storm
Reports 'From Stricken Area
Meager Property Dam
age Probably Heavy.
Dallas, Tex., April 8. Deaths in
the storm today numbered 13, ac
cording to reports from various north
central Texas and south central Ok
lahoma points at 1 o'clock. Early
estimates of the property damage
were that it would be heavy. Six
deaths were reported from Runnels
county and four in Callahan county,
Texas. Reports from both places
are meager.
By way of. Abilene " came word
that among the dead at Oplin were
a Mrs. Cundiff, her daughter, 16, and
a son, 3. Another report said four
persons were killed in this .vicinity.
This afternoon the deaths reported
from Cisco, Electra " and Lawton,
Okl., remained One at each place.
Nothing had been heard here from
Lawtoit since 9:30 when it said ef
forts were being made to reach the
district damaged, but the heavy rains
interfered.
The storm was variously described
as "twister" and gusts. In the path
where the fatalities and most dam
age occurred, it moved in a general
northeast direction, but on the east
ern side of the storm the damaging
gusts blew northwest.
File Edgerton Petition
for University Regent
. Lincoln, April 8. (Special Tele
gram.) A petition calling for Frank
E. Edgerton of Aurora to be a non
political candidate for university 're
gent in the Fourth congressional dis
trict was filed today in the office of
the secretary of state. Edgerton's
consent is necessary. It is under
stood he is contemplating being a
candidate for this position. 1
the woman who wanted to marfy a
man from the west. I am a will
ing worker, am farming 160 acres
near Clarks and am 35 years old. I
have been waiting many years for
a companion."
A Vest Point (Neb.) man wrote:
"Having read in The Omaha Bee
that you have received a letter from
an eastern miss and she wants a
western man, she is just the kind of
girl I like to meet. It has been
lonesome out here on the farm since
I came back from the army. So
if you please be so kind and send
me her address, as I wish to write
to her." .
Mr. Bossie is sending the name
and address of the young woman to
all who have asked for the informa
tion in good faith. The city clerk
will endeavor to arrange for the nup
tials to occur in Omaha.
Six men have expressed an in
terest in the woman.
Everybody
Pro-Treaty Meets
Banned by Chief
Of DeValera Force
Third Division Commander of
Republican Army Issues
Order Griffith Meet
ing Hit.
' rJubiiii, 'April 8 (By ' X. ' P.
Commandant Gen. Pilkington, com
manding the third division of the
Irish republican army and acting un
der the executive appointed by the
recent insurgent army convention,
has prohibited all public meetings in
his area, says the Irish Independent,
He declared his action was taken
"in the interests of the citizens," the
meetings being regarded as "creating
civil strife and embitttering feeling."
The proclamation affects the anti
treaty meeting announced for Sligo
tomorrow, as well as Arthur Grif
fith's plans for a protreaty meeting
there on April 16. Armed men held
up a freight train at Templemore,
County Tipperary, today, and de
stroyed goods from Belfast consigned
to Fermoy and Waterford.
Capture Barracks.
London, 'April 8. Irish republican
army mutineers last night captured
the barracks at Rathfamhan, south
of Dublin, which the Free State
troops recently..' occupied, according
to a dispatch to the Daily Mail. .
. Attempts at Harmony.
. London, April 8. Reports persist
of attempts to harmonize the rival
Irish parties. . The Dublin corre
spondent of the London Times un
derstands an earnest effort is being
made to arrange some Sort of modus
vivendi between the free, state and
republican leaders , during the next
two months. The suggestion is"that
the two parties agree to protect free
dom ot elections and to employ the
united military forces in discourag
ing lawlessness. '
Errors in Notices.
Dublin, April 8. (By A. P.)
Comdant Rory O'Connor of the staff
of the independent Irish republican
army,' stated today that, the notice
issued yesterday prohibiting publica
tion of any matter relating to the
army unless it was first submitted to
the publicity department was sent in
error to the English and foreign cor
respondents. It was meant to apply
only to the Irish press, he said, .
Sister of Ax Slayer Victims
Poisoned by Cup of Water
Concordia, ' Kan., April 8. Rose
Bacband, 10-year-old daughter of
Joseph Bachand, was seriously' ill
last night with symptoms 0t poison
ingaccording to physicians. .' The
little girl drank from a cup yester
day at a well where officers believe
L. J. Tremblay, -who died here yes-,
terday, drank poison. Physicians
reported last night that the girl
might not recover.
Five sons of Tremblay were at
tacked Tuesday one being killed and
two others seriously- wounded.
Tremblay was also wounded but not
seriously, according to physicians.
Albert, 14, one of the boys, was
able to talk a short time today. He
said he was struck with a hammer,
according to the sheriff.
"HappylancT
. The Bee's Sunday
page for the children is
the last page of Section
Three of this issue.
7
, Malt II iwll 8M
UMS M M4 it
Ought to Feel
tOtinitit,
Officer Slashed
by Crazed Woman
Wounded in Subduing Trolly
Passenger Who Threw
Car in Terror.
A woman, said by the police to
have been crazed with "moonshine"
whisky, yesterday afternoon ter
rorized passengers of a west-bound
Cuming street, trolley car and cut a
policeman, Robert Bowers, with a
knife when he attempted to take her
from the car . at ' Eighteenth street
The policeman's left hand and arm
were slashed when he warded off
a blow aimed at his throat
. Cop Subdues Her. '
The woman was finally subdued
by the wounded policeman and tak
en to the police station tor sale keep
ing. She gave her name and address
as Mrs. Ruby Johnson, 2121 Seward
street.
The woman boarded the car in the
center of the shopping district, short
ly after -5 ' Saturday afternoon, ac
cording to the conductor. The car
was . crowded almost to the doors
when, the woman suddenly became
violent and began , to threaten.-the
lives of other passengers. The con
ductor attempted .to -.quell her and
was unsuccessful, and the passengers
were in terror. At Eighteenth and
Cuming street the conductor sighted
Policeman Borers. The car was
stopped and the ' policeman called.
Attended by Doctor.
' After getting the . woman under
Control and disarming her, Bowers
submitted to . medical attention by
Police Surgeon Ranee and was then
taken to his home, 2205 Monroe
street. His condition, the police sur
geon said, is not serious. .
1,100 Men and 52 Officers ,
Leave U. S. Rhine Ranks
Coblenz, April 8. Six more units
of the American forces j in Germany
said farewell to Europe today, 1.100
men and 52 officers leaving Ant
werp on the steamship Cantigny.
Eighty-five soldiers' wives and 28
children also sailed On the Cantig
ny, the largest number since the de
parture of the "honeymoon detach
ment" last May.
The" organizations leaving today
were the headquarters company of
the First brigade, ambulance com
pany 56, hospital company 57, motor
transport company 63, service office
supply company 20, and the third bat
talion of the Fifth infantry.
This reduces. the strong American
army on the Rhine to 2,600, or one
sixth, of the number, -here a year
ago.;- ' .' ' ;
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
? ' PABT ONE.
AWnt Ranker Elected Merer of David
, CUT .r WrlHnc In NaaM Pac ,
Cedar Kapida (la.) Coapl Cclehrats
60th Wcddbir Annlvmary Pa S.
" PABT TWO.
Society and Newi for Women
Paaea 1 ta 4.
, Shopping- with Pollr - rata 5.
"So Dramatis FerMna." Blna Ribbon
hort story by J. Frank Davis
Fate 8.
. "Tha Wanted Han," serial by Harris
Dickson . Pats 7.
Editorial Comment Pace 8.
"The Married life of Helen and War
ren" . Pace t.
Amosemsnta ' Paget 18, 11 and IS.
Mania Kews Page IS.'
PABT THBEE.
Sports News and leatares
. Paces 1 and S.
Of Especial Interest to Motarlsta .
Page .
Want Ads Pages I It I.
Markets and financial Page S.
"Heppytand." an hoar of pleasure for
the children . Page 10.
BOTOCBAVCBE SECTION.
Omaha Brides In Their Kitchens
BattUng Snow jB the 1'eHewsteae.
M4 l II: t M. .
(Ml, M , I'i ItMtl M, H-
Improved
Mother Conducts
Long Campaign
to Free Her Son
Mrs. Margaret Erickson Back
' From Walk to Washington
En Route to Leavenworth
Son Wat Veteran.
. Fremont, Neb., April 8. (Special
Telegram.) "I won't give up. I'll
just keep trying and - trying and
maybe I'll have my boy out soon,"
was. the determined statement made
by Mrs, Margaret Erickson, 63, who
.started out from Fremont on foot
today ' headed for Leavenworth,
Kan., where she hopes to secure the
release of her stepson, Joe Anderson,
21, wounded veteran of the A. E. F.
Mrs.' Erickson arrived in Fremont
today on her return trip overland
from a ; personal interview with
President Harding, concerning a
pardon for her son.
She left Fremont last September,
and went to Huntington, Va., on
foot, excepting when autoists would
give her a lift. At Huntington, she
met a former buddy of another step
son, Don Anderson, who died in
France." The dead soldier's former
pal, gave Mrs. Erickson a ticket to
Washington. '
Accompanied by an Airedale dog,
the devoted mother resumed her
worry journey once more, this time
to Leavenworth. President Hard
ing ordered the boy's release on a
previous occasion, according to Mrs.
Erickson but before he had inhaled
a breath of free air, he was rear
rested on a,charge of forging a post
office money order. The mother says
she has taken steps to secure his
freedom from the two-year sentence
on account of his ill-health. He
suffered gas wounds in the Argonne,
says Mrs. Erickson, and is. in a
critical condition. " ' -.
Undismayed by the red tape and
delay that faces her at every turn,
the patient mother speaks well of the
kindness shown her throughout her
trips. She stated that she visited the
president's father, Dr. George Hard
ing.' Dr. Harding had been her
father's family physician years ago,
Mrs. Erickson said, and she was ac
corded the best of treatment while in
Marion. - v .
, Her only son, who is being held
at Fort Leavenworth, ran away at
the age of 16, and joined company
K, 139th infantry. He took part in
three offensives, says the mother,
and upon his discharge was held for
fraudulent enlistment. ;
Burglars Get $1 ,000 Loot
' From Haberdashery Store
(Over $1,000 worth of shoes aiid
men's furnishings were stolen from
the C. J. Carlson haberdashery store
at 1514 North Twenty-fourth street
some vtime after midnight Friday
night.
. Employes Saturday morning found
empty, cartons strewn ovet the floor
of the store and displays 'in disor
der. The front door had been jim
mied with a crowbar, they said. Ac
cording to Carlson, the robbery took
place after 12 when the lights were
turned off in the windows.
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FIVK CENTS
Little Girl
Kidnaped
at Ashland
Police Searching for Wealthy
Young Fanner, Father of
Child. Who Took llrr
From (truiiilpareiiU.
Mother Is Frantic Here
While police of three states spent
a watchful night srekiug the arrest
of Minor Durell, 22, wealthy young
farmer, formerly of Ashland, Neb.,
lately of Denver, on a charge of kid
naping his daughter Grrahlmr. 5, his
estranged wife, Mrs. Pcrtha Durell,
prut a sleepless night in Omaha.
The couple separated a year ago.
Geraldme was sent recently to her
grandmother, Mrs. James Jardiue of
Ashland, of whom the little girl was
very fond.
Yesterday afternoon the little girl,
clad in rompers, was playing shout
the front yard of the J. inline homa
when a big automobile drove m.
One of three men sprang from tlx
running board at the command of
"There hc is!" ran into the yard
and grahhrd the little girl. He raced
hark to the big car. the door slammed '
and the machine whirled away at high
speed.
j I Al 1 '
uranamoiner uivcs niarm.
Mrs. Jardine witnessed the kid
naping from a front window. It
took only a few seconds, she said.
She gave the alarm and neighbors
started in pursuit in automobiles.
The chase led in the direction of
Omaha, hut the big machine con
taining the kidnappers dwindled al
most to a speck in the distance, and
the pursuit was abandoned, t
Police are ot the opinion that tne
trio reached Omaha in safety and
took an afternoon" train for Denver.
Mrs. Jardine called her daughter
by telephone and told her of the kid
naping. Thcycould scarcely un
derstand each other for weeping.
Mother Pleads for Child.
From her home, 2146 South
Thirty-fifth street, Mrs. Durell went
to the office of her attorney, Tom
Sheehan, and with him to the police
station, where she sobbingly pleaded
with the officers to find her child.
Mrs. Durell told police she tiled
suit for divorce last week, and thinks
her husband, fearing permanent loss
of the child if she should win the
suit, decided on the kidnaping.
The Durell marriage was the out
come of play days of childhood. The
Jardine and Durell farms adjoined.
Bertlfa and Minor were the same
age. They were in the same classes
in cn(.oi, ai.u ai me age or i incy
won their parents over and were
married. Mrs. Durell cried in tell
ing of the first quarrels.
Both families are wealthy and are
well known in Nebraska.
Kinkaid Makes Fight
to Keep Land Offices
Washfr.gton, April 8. (Special
Telegram.) "Uncle Mose" iKnkaid,
making a last ditch fight to save the
Alliance and Broken Bow land of
fices Saturday,' filed a bill in the
house which would authorize the
continuance of these offices. Under
the approprfations for the Depart
ment of the Interior it has been con
strued that the department would
maintain but one office in Nebraska,
and that one in Lincoln. Congress
man Kinkaid asserts that there is
still need for the Alliance and Brok
en Bow offices and is bending every
effort to have thein retained. His
bill has been referred to the com
mittee on public lands. Passing of
the land offices in the state empha
sizes the fact that much of the land
has been settled,' where but few
years ago millions of acres were
open to the homesteader. ?
Precautions Taken to
"i Guard Liner Leviathan
Washington,. April 8. Unusual
precautions have been, taken to guard
the safety of the giant ocean liner
Leviathan on its trip from New
York to Newport News to be ' re
conditioned at the plant of the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
dock company( William Francis
Gibbs, who- will supervise the job
for the shipping board announced.
The trip is to begii "early tomorrow.
K suitable berth at the Newport
News plant has been "dredged and
a special examination has been made
of the Thimble Shoals and Newport
News channels, through which the
Leviathan will have to pass. -The
trip is to begin at dawn to-,
?.t- a
morrow wun nooa nae. ine snip is
expected to make the 271 miles from
Sandy, Hook to Cape-Henry in IS
hours at a speed of 15 knots.
Exservice Men Are Urged for
Postmasters by McLaughlin
Washington, April 8-(Spe-cial
Telegram.) Last -week was ex
service men's week for Congressman
McLaughlin. He recommended five
world war veterans for postmasters
in his district. Saturday the Fourth
district congressman urged the ap-.
pointmentof Ray Surber as postmas-i
ter at Davenport and Fred Herrlein
In, tlvi rhnrcrr ' nf tti. nncfnfli. or
Deshler. Both, are exservice men.
McLaughlin also recommended John
TAerbower for postmaster at Glit-
A II .1 . I ' I
hit. nil inree canainaies success
fully passed civil service require
ments. Beatrice Newspaper Man
, Files for State Senate
Beatrice, Neb.. April 8. (Special
Telegram.) T. B. Fulton, city edi
tor of the Beatrice Daily Express
and a newspaper correspondent of
this city, filed today as a republican
candidate for state senator from the
Sixteenth senatorial district, com
prising the counties of Gage and
Pawnee. v