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BritUlt Prime Minister to Sug
gest Agreement at Genoa,
Says Report France Op
posed to Parley.
Soviets Fight Changes
Genoa. AprU 12.-(By A. P.)-
Prime Mmi&ter Lloyd George of
Greit Britain it expected to propose
at the earliest opportunity, probably
at tomorrow's sitting of Commission
No. 1 of the economic conference, a
pact or undertaking that no nation
shall attack another, thus abolishing
the possibility of war for the duration
of the pact, Reuters correspondent
today says he has learned.
"noa. April 12.-(By A. P.) The
Jt.an soviet delegation to the ecO'
nomic conference is staggered and
amazed at the sweping political
changes in the soviet government
suggested in the report of the allied
experts on Russia, now before the
ubcommission entrusted with formu
lating plans for Russian reconstruc
Lenine, Trotzky, Chitcherin and
other of the bolshevik leaders have
repeatedly said that the recognition
of Russia s old debts would be a sub
ject for negotiations looking toward
the recognition of the soviet republic.
The demands embodied in the report
for general recognition of the rights
of personal property and better pro
lection for foreigners contemplate
changes in the soviet government,
however, which would, in the opinion
of the Russian delegation, as express
cd today, wipe out communism ut
terly and impair the sovereignty of
the Russian government.
Genoa. April 12. (By A. P.)
Prime Minister Lloyd George of
Great Britain contemplates suggest
ing an agreement for limitation of
land armaments in Europe for a deli
mte period, according to an unveri
.ftet'A report, before the adjournment
ox me present inicinaiiuimi ciuuuuui.
conterence. ine army nonaay, it
is thought, will be patterned after the
naval holiday completed at the Wash'
in Eton conference.
' Disarmament continues' to be the
most discussed question among the
delegates here, although barred
from formal consideration following
the initial tilt between the French
and Russian delegations when M.
Chitcherin, Russian soviet minister,
endeavored to bring it before the
"Give Proper Attention."
The report on financial questions
prepared bv the Germans and pre
sented bv tr. Rathcnau to Premier
Tacta as chairman of the conterence
was transmitted today to Sir Robert
Home, chancellor of the British ex
chequer, and will be discussed at tne
afternoon meeting of the financial
The report deals especially with a
plan for the stabilization of exchange
througll arc iniernauunu iumi, onu
also outlines a proposal for universal
(Turn t Te Two. Column Two.) :
Asked to Leave School
Ypiilanti, Mich., April 12. Seven
teen women students at the Michi
gan state normal college here' have
been asked to leave the institution
) and 13 others have been placed on
probation, it was learned today as
-fthe result of alleged ' infractions of
school regulations. ' ' ".
Coincident with this information a
proclamation was issued by Charles
McKenny, president, and Mrs. Bes-
- sie Leach, dean of women, to faculty
members, citing a list of things that
arc; forbidden at the school.
; "The college will not knowingly
permit any young woman to remain
. itt ' school, much less graduate her,
w ho smokes tobacco," the proclama
tion states. s f
"Until the people of Michigan
change their attitude and are willing
to get women smokers as teachers
the college will adhere to this pol
icy," it added.
U. S. Senator W. E. Crowe of
' Pennsylvania .Near Death
Pittsburgh, Pa.. April 12. United
States Senator William E. Crowe,
w ho has beeri" ill in a hospital here
for several months, was reported to
day as having suffered a relapse and
his life was despaired of. His broth
er, Dr. Crowe of Uniontown, Fa.,
was summoned to his bedside and it
was said that upon his arrival attend
ing physicians would decide whether
they would resort to blood transfu
sion in an effort to prolong Mr.
Mr. Crowe was appointed to the
senate by Governor Sproul last Oc
tober. '"Wobblies" Sentenced
From 1 to 14 Years in Pen
Sacramento, Cat., April 12. John
Casdorf and Earl Firey, Industrial
Workers of the World, convicted of
violating the California criminal syn
cicalism law, were sentenced to serve
a term of 1 to 14 years in San
Cjuentin state penitentiary.
During the trial Charles R. Larue
and Peter Beaseley of San Francisco
were arrested and charged with being
members of the I. W. W. after they
fead teitjfei for Cajdgrf. and Fjrey, .
"Killed by Kindness," Says
Noted Austrian Surgeon
Plans to Return to
U. S. to Stay in
New York, April !. Dr. Adolf
Lorenz was a pastrnger on the La
France, sailing for Europe today, lie
was accompanied by Anton Wedl,
importer, who induced him to come
to this country.
Dr. Lorenz, who treated thousands
of cripples during his vi.it, at tirt
was forced o curtail his operations
because of the opposition he met
from members of his own profeion
throughout the country. He finally
conducted free clinics under the
guidance of New York's health de
partment until he secured a license
from the state. Later he held clinics
in New Jersey and Detroit.
He is coming back to stay in Sep
tembcr and will bring his family,
which consists of his wife and two
son, with him. The elder son, who
is 3d, is a physician and his fathers
chief surgical assistant, having taken
care of his practice iu Vienna while
his father was in this country. The
younger son, who is nearly 18, will
enter Columbia next fall preparatory
to beginning a medical career.
Tired and weary from the work
that he has performed here, Dr.
Lorenz, who is r8, said:
"It is true that at times I have
seemed in danger of being killed by
kindness. The great friendliness
which greeted me and surrounded
me everywhere is something I shall
always remember. It gave me
strength to do my work in the face
of hostility I will not say that but
of obstacles which were placed in
my way by some members of my
Living Conditions in Boxcar
and Adobe Homes Pic-
tured at Hearing in
Chicago, April 12. Living condi
tions in boxcar and adobe homes
along the right-of-way of southern
railroads were.pictured to the federal
railroad labor board by witnesses tor
the maintenance of way employes,
who are fighting proposed wage de
creases before the board.
Mexican laborers, obtained by
"man-grabbers" along the border,
are hauled into lexas ana
homa by the carload, H. C. Dun
away of Clebourne, Tex., told the
board. These men, he said, sup
planted white labor, lived in pitiful
condition, and were so poorly nour
ished that they could not do a proper
day's manual labor. A menu of
stew, concocted from scrap beef and
"bread hard as a brick," Mr. Dun
away said, was their subsistence.
Mrv Dunaway told how, as ait or
ganizer for the maintenance union,
he traveled over much of the south,
especially the Santa Fe lines, and had
observed living conditions among
the track laborers.
Similar conditions among negro
other southern roads
Hperrihed bv E. C. Carroll, or
ganizer on the Louisville and Nash
Telling of common UDor conoi-
tions inNew .ngiano swics, .
Hardy, section foreman . ot cam-
hriHse. Mass.. declared his mens.
children were underfed, their moth
ers had to work to help tne iamiiy
finances and that many families had
to be helped out by charity. The
laborers in those states now receive
40 cents an hour.
Woman Is Awarded $15,000 "
in Breach of "Promise Suit
; Mow York. Aoril 12. Ethel Wint-
rer, .33, formerly of Bostontoday
was awarded $10,000 damages in her
S100,000 breach of promise suit
against Jacob Aron, millionaire oil
man of Dallas. Tex. Aron did not
defend the action. ,
M!ss Wintner said she met Aron,
who is about 67, in 1920, and he told
her he had extensive holdings in
rich oil lands and was worth close
to $3,000,000. According to her story
he promised to give her $iuv,wu aner
they had been married.
Pu t a
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This oblique reference was the
only comment lie would malTe on the
unfriendly attitude oc certain sec
tions of the American medical pro
fession, which . became so pro
nounced 'in the early stages of his
visit as to arouse widespread ncws
paper comment and virtually amount
to a boycott against him in certain
hospitals and clinics. ,
When it was suggested to him that
he might like America well enough
on his return to become an American
citizen, he Vaid:
"I hope my son will become an
Rapid Spread of
Coal Strike Is
Pennsylvania Operator Sayg
Unions Are Gaining
Ground Faster Than
New York, April 12. A rapid
spread of , the coal strike into non
union strongholds was admitted yes
terday at headquarters ot tne mium'
onerators' association. .
"The enemy is gaining ground
much faster than we anticipated,"
said the president of a Pennsylvania
. Arrnrrlino. to the . bituminous
operators, organizers for the United
Mine Workers of America have
nrartirnllv unionized the Westmore
land and Fayette fields since the
strike was called 10 days ago.
Union officers assert that tne
ranks of the strikers in both bitum
inous and anthracite fields have been
swelled by nearly 100,000 since the
walkout, and the production ot non
union mines cut by several million
Washington. April 12. Reports in
the hands of administration "lead
ers concerning the progress of the
coal strike said yesterday, in authori
tative circles, to have convinced 'the
president that no serious results may
be expected at this juncture.
, The country is heavily stocked
with surplus coal, it was said, and
in some sections of the strike area
there were said to be a heavy ac
cumulation of loaded carsfor which
billing had not been received, caus
ing the administration to feel there
was sufficient car supply for any de--mand
which might be made.
Walton Bank Closed
by State Department
Lincoln, April 12. (Special.)
The Farmers and Merchants bank at
Walton,. -Neb., was closed today by
the state , department of , trade and
commerce. Shrinkage in deposits' b
more than $100,000 from last year
was given as" the, cause." - - -
Four months ago the county attor
ney of Lancaster county filed charges
of embezzlement against the' former
president, L. A.Burge, who disap
peared and has not been located. At
the time of the closing of the bank,
deposits were $67,000; capital stock,
$10,000; loans, $49,000, and outstand
ing bonds, $6,200.
Youngstown Mayor to Lay f ;
. Off Firemen and Policemen
Youngstown, O., April. 12! With
the approval of the chamber of com
merce, Mayor George L. Oles' an
nounced today that he would lay off
within 10 days all members of the
police and fire departments except 25
in each department. There are 135
police and about 80 firemen at pres
ent. Those who want additional fire
and police protection must band to
gether and hire it, the mayor said.
The city has no money to pay -salaries
and the banks have refused to.
lend any. ...
MacNider to Appear Before
' Senate Body on Bonus Bill
Washington. April 12. Hanford
MacNider. national commander, and
other officials of the American Le
gion, were notified today by the sen
ate finance committee that they
would be beard on the bonus bill
Sem en of
Col. Morrow and Gen. Craxei
Tell of Murder and Pillage
Practiced by Anti-Bob
Menace to U. S. Soldiers
lnwk H i4 Wlrr,
Washington, April 11. An orgy
of deliberate murder,, pillage and
rapine, toning the lives of 100.000
men, women and children, was laid
a the door of Gen. Grcgorie Scmrn-
oii, LOMack, by Col. Charles II.
Morrow, tCKtiiymg today in the bcn-
atc investigation that may cause
Col. Morrows testimony was
hacked up by the testimony of Maj.
Gen. William S. Crave, who com
manded the American expeditionary
tcrccs in Sibcriar The two officers
appeared before the senate commit
tee on education and labor, presided
ever by Senator Korali, Idaho, who
wants to have bemenoff officially
driven out of the country.
bo Mack a picture did thev naint
of the Cossack leader's activities in
Siberia that hurried steps were taken
by his counsel, John Kirkland Clark,
to bring Scmcnoff to Washington to
defend himself. Mr. Clark promised
the hetinan's presence before the
committee tomorrow, if he could
surmount the legal difficulty present
ed by the fact that the general is now
under arrest in New York for al
leged robbery. There is danger that
hemenon s bondsmen may quit hnn.
In that case the Cossack leader will
have, to go to jail.
Colonel Morrow qualified as a
witness against General Senicnoff as
the commander of a regiment that
occupied the sector adjoining the
territory controlled by the Semerjoff
forces in 1918-20. Colonel Morrow in
a brother of Governor- Morrow of
Kentucky. He furnished bales of
official reports and affidavits to sus
tain the testimony he gaye against
me .Russian general. . .-- .,- ..
Seldom it ever has such a narra
tive of wanton destruction human
life come to the ears of congress
The organized massacres of : the
reign of terror in the French revola
tion were relegated to comparative
insignificance by the outrages which
Colonel. Morrow charged against
The colonel's testimony showed
that instead of being the friend of
the American troops in Siberia, Sem
enoff was a constant menace, far
more dangerous than the bolsheviki.
frequent" clashes occurred, resulting
in the killing of American troops,
and when the American army was
ordered home, it was compelled to
torciblv disarm a oortion of heme'
noff's forces before it could move
with safety. -
Killed U. S. Soldiers.
General Graves described to. the
committee how Semenoff's troops,
without the slighttst provocation
fired on a boxcar filled with Ameri
can soldiers, killing three and
wounding two. The affair was re
ported to Jscmenoff, but he never
even expressed regret.
Aeed peasants and women and
children were largely the victims of
Semenoff's reign of terror, accord
ing: to Colonel Morrow. He told of
instances of whole villages complete
ly wiped out by the Cossacks and
Mongolian cavalry under Semenof's
command. One of Colonel Mor
row's subordinate officers, Captain
Finney, counted the bodies of 120
women and children, lyinj in tne
snow on a hillside where they had
been driven and slain. .
Here are some of the high spots
in Colonel Morrow's indictment of
Ten carloads- of bolshevik troops cap
tured by Kolchak forces were taken
from a train passing through Seme
noff territory and executed by Seme
noff officer of high rank, "just to
show that executions could be prac
ticed.' on .Sunday as well as week
One of the Semenoff colonels.
.Stepanoff, was quoted as saying he
never felt right m eating a meal un
til he had murdered somebody and
that-he never went to bed unless he
had caused an execution to earn his
slumber. ' Both officers were soon
promoted to be generals.
Armored trains operated by Sem
enoff troops were called by such
names as "Horrible," "Terrible,"
"Master," "Destroyer" and "Seme
Semenoff and his generals sat
down to a sumptuous banquet the day
after their troops had slaughtered
1,600 persons. -
Only the intervention of Japanese
troops prevented a clash at one time
between Semenoff troops and those
of Admiral Kolchak, although when
the mood moved him, Semenoff co
operated with the Kolchak forces. "
Col. Morrow informed the commit
tee that the United States had sup
plied 127,000. rifles to Admiral Kol
chak, Semenoff's ally, to combat the
bolsheviks. 'Semenoff tried to con
fiscate 15,000 of these rifles and open
hostilities nearly ensued between the
Semenoff forces and the American
troops as a result. ,
Suspended by N. Y. Curb.
New York, April 12. The New
York Curb exchange today suspend
ed Charles V. Kelly, a member, for
failure to meet his engagements.
f Omaha Bee Will Send Nebraska and
Good Will Delegation Will
View Devastated Areas
I and Brittany and
The Omaha lire i offering to a
number of women of Xcbuka and
Iowa a trip to France with all ex
pennes paid. '
Thete women will be representa
tive of The Omaha Bee's territory
in the Good Will delegation to
France, composed of 100 or more
women telrctrd in similar manner
from scores of American cities.
They will sail from Xew York
on the steamship La Fayette the lat
ter part of July for a trip through
th j battlefields of France, Normandy
and lir itt any and back to Paris for
a week's May.l'hry wilt be received
officially by the French government
and will meet more officials and
dignitaries than falls to the tot of
the average congressman. t
The Good Will delegation is being
sent to France by the American
Committee for devastated v ranee
and The Omaha Bee is offering to
the women of its territory an op
portunity to go on this trip.
All Expenses Paid.
All expenses of the delegates se
lected through The Bee will be paid.
First-class steamship, railway and
in Divorce Suit
Dr. Alfred S. Mattson, Promi
nent in Omaha, Charged
With Cruelty Settle
Dr. Alfred S. Mattson, 66. wealthy
and prominent Omaha physician and
surgeon, was made a defendant in
a divorce suit filed in district court
yesterday afternoon bv Mrs. Ger
trude H. Mattson, prominent club
Mrs. ' Aiattson in her petition
charges that her husband has been
cruel during the last four years.
l ncy were married m Moorestown
N. J August 25, 1897, and have lived
in Umaha since 1902.-
The petition further charges Dr,
Mattson with "extreme cruelty and
harshness by a continuing course of
treatment calculated to harass, dis
tress and humiliate the plaintiff."
Dr. Mattson, the petition states,
offered his wife a pecuniary settle
ment with express reservation of the
right of both herself and him to pros
ccute or defend an action, but she
avers she will accept the settlement
only subject to the approval of the
Dr. Mattson has four children.
Lloyd, Charles. Alfred and Donald
by a former wife and a 22-year-old
daughter by his present wife.
One son. Lloyd, is vice president
of the Merchants National bank, an
other is in the real estate business
and a third is a professor atMhe
University or Wisconsin.
AH four sons were honored stu
dents at the Central High school.
Mrs. Lloyd Mattson was Henrietta
Gilmore, daughter of the late George
F. Gilmore, banker, who was active
in Y. M. C. A. work. Mrs. Gilmore
is an ofheco of the Y, W. C. A.
Separated Some Time.
Dr. Mattson, according to the
petition, has been separated from his
wife for sme time. He has been
making his home at the Hotel Fon-
tenelle. Mrs. Mattson's home is at
5117 California street.
Friends of the Mattson family say
that the divorce has been pending
for two years. It was onty through
efforts of their attorneys, who sought
to keen them together, that divorce
action was not started sooner. N
Both Dr. Mattson and his wife re
fused to comment on the proceedings.
Former Mayor of Coa6t Town
Tries Twice to Kill Self; Dies
Bcllingha, Wash., April 12. After
making two ineffectual attempts to
take his own life Monday, J. P. Hyde,
former mayor of Blaine, Wash., died
in a hospital there yesterday of heart
trouble .while recovering irom an
anesthetic administered by physi
cians who had dressed his wounds.
Hyde cut his throat with a pocket
knife. Failing to accomplish his
purpose, he shot nimseir with a pis
tol, but the bullet only broke his
jaw. Coroner Max Mehlig stated
that neither wound would have
Hyde was said to nave been de
American Legion Head
Urges Adequate JNavy
Mason City, la.. April 12. De
claring that the safety of the whole
country depends first of all upon the
navy, Hantord MacNider, national
commander of the American Legion,
in a statement yesterday placed the
approval of the veterans' organiza
tion on President Harding s stand ot
a sufficient number of officers and
men to adequately man the fleet re
maining to America under the Imi
tation of armaments agreement.
"Never again." he asserted, "can
America prepare for war behind the
fleet Of another nation as it did in
the worid war."
Girls on Free
hotel accommodations already have
The delegation will be chosen by
Arrangements for sending a dele
gation from The Omaha Bee terri
tory were made during the visit in
Omaha of Miss Anne Morgan, chair
$10,000 in Loot
Stolen Stamps Found
Omaha and Securities
May Have Been Sold
Bank robbers, pushing their way
through the brick wall of a vault cov
ered up $100,000 of the loot they
That happened when the Bank of
Staplehurst at Staplehurst, Neb.,
was robbed two weeks ago, city
detectives announced here yesterday-
'. ' . ' . . .
Eighteen hundred dollars worth ot
war "savings stamps and liberty
bonds, not covered up by the shower
f i. i 1 - ..I
oi DncK laiinig msiuc, was laKtii,
the detectives said, and $700 worth
of the stamps have been recovered
Held for Investigation.
The stamps were found in the
quarters of eight men, who have
been arrested for investigation ' fol
lowing their alleged "mute fraud,"
by which several hundred dollars
was obtained in Omaha, chiefly
along the "motor row," and in
Eleven hundred dollars worth ot
the loot is believed to have been
sold to various residentts of Omaha
and the detectives appealed to the
purchasers to take the securities to
detective headquarters at central
Bonds All Registered.
The bank had registered all of the
stamps and bonds, it was announced,
and no one can profit from them.
Pictures of the eight men in cus
tody have been taken' to Staplehurst
in the belief that the prisoners may
be directly connected with the bank
Film Star Shows Even
More Ability on Stage
Though -Miss Ruth Stonehousc,
well known screen star, has carved
herself a niche in the movie hall of
fame through her histrionic ability
and character potrayals, she is more
herself in music and dancing than
before the camera.
That is evident from the star's
personal appearance this week at
the Strand theater, together with
her studio -orchestra, "the Dixie
Syncopators." Miss Stonehouse- has
the same chic , smile and' charming
attraction bv which she woft admir
ers in the' films. From the ovation
accorded her? at, the Strand, Ruth
may well feel .confident that her
popularity is long-lived. Some 'of
Miss Stonchbuse's latest film suc
cesses are, "Parlor, Bedroom and
Bath," "The Hope," "Are All Men
Alike?" and "I Am Guilty."
Condition of Elizabeth of
Greece Causes Anxiety
London, April 12. The condition
of Princess Elizabeth, wife of Crown
Prince George of Greece, is causing
anxiety, says a Central News dis
patch from ,Athens. dated Tuesday.
iever has developed, and the patient
has a temperature of between 102
and 104, with sortie hemorrhage.
(An Athens dispatch last - Friday
said Princess Elizabeth was seri
ously ill of typhoid fever.)
Girls Secretary Employed
by Grand Island Y. W. C. A;
Grand Island. Neb.. April 12.
Miss Adelia Haass of Arkansas.
Kan., has been engaged by the
Grand Island Y. W. C. A. as sne-
al secretary for the girls' work.
This will enable the general sec
retary. Miss Brenn. more time for
the general work. The organization
stronger both numerically and
inancially than ever, befdte.
Tour of France
Party to Sail in Jul)
Will ' Spend, Week in
Pari as GuM of
man uf the rsmi'iu- committee for
A committee of representative wo
men of Omaha is pniiTring the
election 'snd v. ill have charge of
Money to Aid French.
Money obtained in the election
will be taken to France by the win
ning candidates a an offering to
widows and orphans of the devas
tated region. It will be used to com
plete the work undertaken by the
American Committee for Devastat
The honor delegation will be re-rrii-rit
' hv the I- rriu li covernnirnt.
Special guides and interpreters will
accompany the party.
A complete itinerary of the trip
and addit:onal information of the
election will be published later by
The purpose of the Good Will
delegation is to provide an oppor
tunity for working girls in the Unit
ed States to witness conditions of
the devastated region and to demon
strate to the French peasants an
expression of the age-old friendship
between the two republics.
of kittle Navy"
Vote on Appropriation Ex
pected Late Friday
Both ' Sides Waging
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
Omaha Be Lraftnl Wire.
Washington, April 12. House
leaders, in the fight to prevent the
scuttling of the American navy and
to preserve America's standing in
the 5-5-3T naval ratio under the five-
powier treaty, predicted that they
would defeat the "little navy" forces
when the house reaches a vote on
the naval appropriations bill.
Just when the vote will be taken
could not be stated definitely, but it
was thought probable that the roll
call would come late Friday after
The fate of the administration
hopes will be dctermined on the
amendment to the bill providing for
86,000 enlisted men in place of the
67,000 allowed by the appropriations
committee. Representative McAr
thur. Oregon, author of the amend'
ment, said after a thorough canvas
of the house, that approximately 200
votes would be mustered for the
higher figures and that these would
be enough to win. The "little navy"
forces would not concede this, how'
ever, and insisted that the appropnV
tions committee would be sustained.
Both sider are making desperate
efforts to win. Party lines have been
shot to nieces. Representative Mon
dell, Wyoming, republican leader;
Representative Madden. : Illinois,
chairman of the appropriation com
mittee: Representative kelley, Mich'
igan, chairman of the naval subcom
mittee, and many other republican
leaders are vigorously combating
the administration, while on the
democratic side, such stalwarts a:
Representative Padgett. Tennessee,
and daiiivan, Massachusetts, are
giving their whole-hearted support
to the program of President Harding
and the Navy department.
Is Question of State
Buenos Aires, April 12.Whether
or not the plesiosaurus may be
sought by a scientific expedition un
der the auspices of the Buenos Aires
z.oo has become a state question, be
ing threshed out around the cabinet
table in the government house. Gov
ernor ' Chubut recently prohibited
hunting, fishing or trapping for the
plesiosaurus in response to an appeal
from the 'society for the prevention
of cruelty to animals. An appeal was
made to the minister of the interior
by Professor Onelli. head of the
Buenos Aires zoo. He has taken the
question to the ministry of agricul
ture, which portfolio momentarily is
in the hands of M. Pueyrredon. min
ister of foreign affairs. M. Pueyr
redon. in the capacity of minister of
agriculture, has asked the minister
of the interior to have the governor
rescind .the prohibition in view of the
tact ' that the olesinsatimc is V-incr
hunted for specific reasons. In the
meanwhile the expedition is camping
on the edge of the beautiful Lake
.Manuel Kuapi awaiting the outcome
of the cabinet agreement.
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Film Star Freed in Third
Trial on Manslaughter
Charge Following Death
of Virginia Happe.
Comedian Deeply Moved
San Francisco. 1I.. April 1.'.
verdict of acquittal Mas returned bv
a jury today in the third trial of
Koci (Fdtt.H Arhiiiklc on a man
olauithtrr rlwae growing out of the
dtath of Mis Virginia Kajtpc, mo-
nun imiurc wire. i ue jury was
six iiiimite. .
The third trial of Arlmckle Ihiuu
March 0. and was marked bv the
appearance of approximately 70 wit
nesses and the calling of two of
the ileiViise witnesses before t he
county grand jury in connection,
v.ith their lctimoiiy. The trial vai
longer than rithcr of the previout
trials, .consuming nearly five; weeks.
As in the previous hearings, much
emphasis was placed on expert medi
cal testimony regarding the exact
condition of 'Miss Rappe before and
Verdict by Acclamation.
The vredict was by acclamation,
the deliberation taking less than a
minute. The .additional time was
consumed in details.
( Edward Brown, whose presence
on the jury was objected to bv the
j prosecution. . was foreman. There
was a slight delay when the jury
returned, dne to the absence of the
The defendant was deeply af
fected. The verdict was received bv
him with a great sigh of relief. There
was no demonstration, the court hav
ing warned against it.
Mrs. Minta Durfree Arbuckle, the
defendant's wife, cried. Both she ami
Arbuckle shook hands with the
. The quick return of the jurors was
Jurors and spectators crowded
around Arbuckle and his counsel and
finally bore him off to the jury room
to congratulate him further.
No Immediate Plans.
"Arbuckle has no immediate plans,"
Gavin McNab, his chief counsel,
said. "It was a splendid victory."
"The jury did its duty," was the
comment of 'Milton T. U'Rcn, as
sistant district attorney.
Mrs. Arbuckle expressed her
thanks to McNab by giving him a re
sounding kiss. The jurors held an
informal reception with Arbuckle in
the jury room while newspaper
photographers, armed with flash
lights, took many pictures, i
A group of jurors, headed by
Brown, issued a statement which
"Asquittal is not enough for Ros
coe C. Arbuckle. We feel that a
great injustice has been done him.
"He' acted in a manly manner and
told a straight-forward story." -
Both sides waived the reading of
written instruction in the court s
final charge to the jury. The court
room was packed throughout the
final session. , . -
By coincidence, the case .went to
the jury at approximately the same
time as in the two former hearings,
which ended in disagreements.
The day was occupied largely by
the concluding argument of Gavin
McNab, chief counsel for the de-
fense, and Leo Friedman, youthful
assistant district attorney.
Arbuckle was nervous through
out Friedman's .argument. He whis-
pered to his counsel at times when
Friedman appeared to make a par
ticularly telling point. In his charge.
Judge Harold Louderback defined
manslaughter. ' He distinguished it
from unavoidable homicide, which he
said was not subject to legal ac
He also defined expert medical
testimony.- , around which . both
prosecution and defense built fheir.
respective cases to a great extent.
ihe fact that an indictment has
been returned against the defendant
is no evidence of his guilt," the
court said. ' ,
Dry Republican Wins
Over Wet Demo, in N. Y.
Corning, N. Y., April 12. Re
turns, complete for the 37th con
gressional district, today gave Lewis
Henry, republican, a plurality of
3,087 over Judge Frank Irvine, dem
ocrat of Ithaca, in yesterday's spe
Prohibition was the dominant is
sue in the campaign, Judge Irvine
declaring for repeal of the Volstead
act and substitution of a measure
which would legalize the sale of beer
and wines. Mr. Henrv stood for
I-rank Irvine formerly held office
Nebraska. He served as district
udge in Douglas county and as com
missioner of the Nebraska supreme
Central High Debaters. .
Lose to Oklahoma Team'
Oklahoma City debasing team
wot from Central High debaters
here Tuesday bv a two to one vole
J of the judges. The debate was held
at Central High auditorium before
a record crowd. Eloise Margaret
and Howard F.lliot represented th?
lecal team and Fisher Ames and
Robert Hedbcrg represented Okla
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