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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 61 NO. 261.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY, APRIL. 18, 1922.
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Cole's FirstNine Young Women Entered
nKiA,.!,, in Trip-to-France Contest
Allegnl Munlrrrr, Conduct
inj; Oh ii Dffriinr, Scores
Point on County
Hints at Mystery Pasti"0vo."i'rSot,i.e
4 ' ' the rloe of the noni
our honor, I object! Any allu
hion to any oilier crime alleged to
liave been committed liy me hai no
liming on thin catr."
Thus did Ono Cole, who lias a
lfinilirj (lie bench and bar of the
rily by iiiftivlit'i; on defending him-M-lf
again! lite t'hargc of murder,
interrupt County Attorney Shotwell
in the middle of Miotwcll' opening
aillrr to the jury.
He stood, a hort, sturdy figure.
in iiuihy gray nair UMicvird aii'i
hi ill-titling suit wrinkled about the
collar, before Diirict .Judge Leslie.
,n he made the objection.
Cole Spring! to Feet.
Shotwell. having reviewed the
shooting of Harry Halm, proprietor
ct a secondhand store at 414 South
Tenth itrrrt, was touching on Cole'
past record when Cole sprang to Mt
feet. , Judge Leslie ruled that Mr.
Shotwell "might eliminate that in the
opening statement, but could go into
Cole's past record later." .
There was silence in the court
room as Cole rose to make his open
ing speech to the jury.' A group
of attorneys and another judge had
entered to listen to Cole in action.
''.May it ilcae the court and gen
tlemen of the jury," began Cole, "I
expect to show, mostly by the state's
own witnesses, that theory of the
prosecuting attorney, or rather his
claims, are built on theory: that
whatever evidence is produced here
is merely the result of a guess and
nothing more than that.
"That is all."
Sits Down in Silence.
The silence continued after Cole
sat down. He had made one of the
shortest opening addresses on rec
ord in the criminal court of Dour
Then ft was whispered about th;
courtroom that after all Cole must
at some time have been a lawyer.
l!ut no; for County Attorney Shot
well had found it necessary to in
struct Cole on the method of chal
Cole would make no statement re
garding his possible legal training.
--He hinted mysteriously that he had
some good reason for wishing to act
-as, his own lawyer:'' also that hi3
true name is not Cole.
During the afternoon recess- Cole
ir.quircd casually, and without ap
parent concern whether "a rope or
a chair is used in Nebraska." ac
cording to Deputy Sheriff Charles
Johnson. He also told of marrying
a young girl in Chicago to save her
from her stepfather, Johnson said.
Death Penalty Indicated.
' County Attorney Shotwell indicat
or he would ask the death penalty,
in his examination of jurors. Cole
was calm while questioning Ik
jurors,"- and frequently put, the ques
tion, "Do you realize that my guilt
must be shown beyond a reasonable
doubt; not on a theory or guess?"
' Once, during the afternoon, Cole
showed a flash of humor, while
I'ltcstioning a juror who told of hav
ing served on a jury called to try
l i;uor cases, f . '
1 "You didn't get a chance to sam-
i!c any of the evidence, did you?"
inquired this man who is conduct
ing a fight for his life, with a smile.
"No," replied the prospective juror,
Three times during the impaneling
oi the jury Shotwell eliminated
jurors 'who expressed prejudice
against the defendant. More than
a dozen prospective juror were
eliminated because they announced
an. antipathy to the death penalty,
i , Says Eye Witness Found.
The state will call at least one
witness who saw Cole shoot Hahn,
(Turn t Pace Tw, Column Three.)
Des Moines Police Head
Seeks to Banish Arbuckle
Des Moines. April 17. (Special
Telegram.) "Fatty" Arbuckle films
will be suppressed in Des Moines if
lIiirf nf Pnlir T-Tammnnit liat Kifl
way.- The chief's action is being
hastened by the exhibition of an
' Arbuckle film at a local theater which
.s ebing greeted by round after round
of applause from capacity houses.
Chief of Police Hammond is seek
insr measures to bar the further exhi
bition of Arbuckle pictures in Des
Moines. "The ' fellow's acquittal
.leaves me in a legal quandary," he
., said. "I am seeking advice from the
city attorney as to what we can do
to keep the pictures from feeing
.hown. If grounds can be found we
will certainly bar him from Des
Cop Risks Own Life to Save
Young Woman From Truck
Miss Anna Alexander, 136 North
Forty-first street, owes her life, per
haps, to the heroism of a veteran cop,
Policeman McClanahan. Yesterday
at Sixteenth and Farnam streets a
runaway auto truck dashed toward
her. Policeman McClanahan grasped
the girl and flung her to safety just
as a fender grazed her. The car
struck the hero in blue and brass,
hurling him' a short distance. He
was unhurt. The car spent its mo
mentum on the window of the United
Volstead Seeks Re-Election.
St. Paul. Minn.. April 17. A. J.
Yolstead of Granite Falls., noted as
the man who framed the prohibition
legislation, today filed as candidate
for re-election to congress from the
Seventh district Mr. Volstead has
the republican district convention
'oting for Candidates Will Begin April 20, When
Nominations Are Closed All Contestants to Dc
. Given Even Start When Balloting Opens
Hayden Employe Named.
Yfttrdy found nine popular
)oun women of the city and iur
roundinc town entered for the
Trip-to-France conte.t of The Bee,
Nomination will be open until
noon April .'6. Nomination will
not be received after that lime.
ct until after
nominations, o that
all girls entering the rare will have
un equal opportunity for winning.
However, it is wie to be nomi
nated jut as toon at poniblc so that
the names may be announced and
the friends of the candidates may
be prepared to cat their votes for
No money is required with the
nomination of any candidate. All
that is nccoiary is that a written
statement be made signifying the
willingness of the candidate lo enter
the contest and the names of two
responsible people who vouch for
the candidate's eligibility under the
rules of entry.
Questions Answered Promptly.
Considerable correspondence has
accumulated from prospective can
didates and their sponsors and these
are being taken care of in the reg
ular mail. Questions will be an
swered promptly by mail and it is
not necessary to enclose postage.
Address all communications to
The Good Will .Editor of The
Omaha Bee, Omaha, Neb.
Idea is Anne Morgan's.
The Good Will delegation, spon
sored by the American , committee,
will sail from New Y'ork some timo
this summer. Its members will
represent many American cities and
will be officially received by the
French government. The most
striking feature of the delegation is
that it will not be made up of prom-
Edward Jeness, 40, Dies In
stantly Mate May Re
cover Motive Not
Policeman Edward Jeness, 40,
shot and seriously wounded his wife,
Anna, -34, yesterday ' afternoon at
their home,' 4517 South Twenty
ninth street, and then killed himself
by firing a bullet through his right
temple. He is thought to have died
' Mystery shrouds the events' that
led up to the shooting.
Mrs. Jeness staggered to the tele
phone after she was shot and called
up her friend, Mrs. Mary Staske
wiecz. 4010 L street. :
"Eddie has shot me," she cried.
Stanley Staskewiecz hurried over
before his mother. He found Mrs.
Janess lying on the back porch of
the house. He carried her into the
Mr. Jeness was lying on the. din
ing room floor. A few feet away
lay the .45 caliber revolver.
Three bullet holes were found in
the ceiling of the room.
Mrs. Jeness was taken to St.
Joseph hospital where physicians
stated last night she may recover.
"Thev have always lived together
peacefully," said Miss Stella Alex,
a niece of the policeman. I can't
understand what could have taken
"My uncle called our house here
and asked for me about 10 minutes
before the shooting took place. I
was on my way home at the time.
What he wanted I do not know."
Jeness has been on the police force
on the outh Side since last Decem
ber. Prior to that time he was out of
employment for a time. vY . ;
Manford Biggs, x-Casliier,
Given Term in State Prison
Manford E. Biggs, once -trusted
cashier of the Omaha Ice and Cold
Storage company, accused of embez
zling $12,500, pleaded guilty to the
charge before Judge Leslie t in dis
trict court yesterday morning and
was sentenced to two to five years in
Nebraska state prison, Lincoln. . .
Biggs' son, J. L. Biggs, 24, ac
companied him to the courtroom.
Their, parting was" pathetic. Tears
streamed down the faces of both as
the farewell was said.
Argentina Plans to Add
Ten Ships to Naval
London, April 17. Being unable
to obtain satisfactory financial terms
and guaranteed dates for delivery
from Britian," Argentina is negotiat
ing with a Swedish firm for the con
struction of 10 naval vessels.
17th and Farnam
Omaha Bee Good Will Nomina,
Miss Liter Brandon, lilt
North Lincoln avenue, Hastings,
Neb.; candidate of Hatting.
Miss Nan C. Godfrey, 726
North Forty-first street, Omaha;
candidate of employes of Or
chard St Wilhelut.
Miss Elizabeth Pace, 7.18 M li
ster street, Council bluff, la ;
Candidate of a group of friends.
Mid Agues Hall, Missouri Val
ley, la.; candidate of Missouri
Mrs, Carrie Ada Campbell. 71
Drake court, Omaha; candidate
of Y. W. C. A, workers.
Mihs Myrtle M. Wood, Wa
bah. Neb.; candidate of Wabash
Mis Oladys Pauline Hitch
cock, 2107 Lincoln avenue, York,
Neb.; candidate of group of
Anna McNamara, 2420 North
Forty-fifth avenue, Omaha: can
didate of employes of M. E.
Smith & Co.
Miss E. Mae Henry, Council
Bluffs, secretary to Mrs. Thomas
Flynn, candidate of employes of
inent men and women, whose natnus
arc constantly before the public,
but of young women who represent
-'I classes in the cities in which they
i he idea of orfcaurzing such a dele
gation was suggested to Miss Anne
Morgan recently after her return to
the United States from the devastat
ed regions. She declares that she
was deeply surprised to learn the
vast misunderstanding that exists in
(turn io I'H( Two. Column Two.)
Five Known Dead.
Many Injured in
Several Also Killed in Storm
Which Swept Over Illi
nois Depot Carried
Lafayette. : Ind., April 17. Five
people are known to be dead - and
many are reported seriously injured
in a tornado which struck Hedrick:
Ind., 12 miles west of Wilhamsport,
Ind., and 15 miles northwest of Dan
ville, III., this afternoon obout 4.
Seven Reported Killed.
Centralia. III., April 17. Unveri
fied reports stated that seven per
sons had been killed and about J5
injured, some seriously, in the tor
nado which struck this section early
today. One woman was reported
killed at Lake 'Centralia, 10 miles
north of here. '
One baby was killed and two per
sons are in a critical condition as
a result of a tornado which struck
Irvington, south of here, about mid
night last night, hospital' attendants
reported here this morning. Mrs.
Gus Droede. the extent of whose in
juries has not been determined, and
Ernest Collars, a trailroaci employe,
who is suffering from a broken back,
were treated enroute to this city
from Irvington on a special train.
A number of other injured, the
definite number not being learned
early, today, remained in Irvington.
The majority are not considered
Depot Lifted from Foundation
A number of residents here were
enroute to the , stricken town to
search for relatives who might be in
need of aid. No line oi communi
cation had been restored at 8 o'clock.
The Illinois Central depot was
lifted from its foundation and carried
about 200 feet by the twister and
was then safely deposited, 'remaining
intact. No night agent is maintained
A box car on a siding was turnea
comoletelv around and placed on a
parallel track without any great dam
age. ' . '
In Wake of Tornado.
The storm first struck here, travel
ing toward Irvington. The local
phone exchange and electric light
plant were put out of commission.
Early this morning Knemen were
working to restore communication.
This town is littered with trees, tele
graph poles and debris which fell in
the wake of the twister.
The special train from Centralia
to Irvington carried eight doctors
and two or three nurses, it was
learned here this morning.
. Unconfirmed reports said a twister
cut a swath a block wide and about
a mile Jong in the vicinity of Shook
ville, on the Southern railroad. A
mile of telephone poles was leveled
by the wind.
Twister Hits Montrose, 111. '
St. Louis, Mo., April 17. A tor
nado three miles east of Montrose
demolished two houses yesterday, ac
cording to reports here early today.
Occupants of both houses escaped
injury by fleeing to the basements.
A hail and rainstorm followed. Much
damage to young fruit is reported
on Coast of Black Sea
London, April 17. (By A. P.) A
great fire and a massacre of Chris
tians at Samsoun, on the Black sea
coast of Asia Minor, were in prog
ress nine days ago, wh?n the Italian
' steamer Barbita left here. the
steamer's officers reported on its ax
rival at Patrasa, Greece, says an j
Athens dispatch to the London j
Times, dated Sunday ,
t V" .... It!
I . $VU t Head of
rixh ProuMonal Go
Barracks Is Besieged
Dublin. April 17. (By A. P.)-An
attempt on the life of Michael Col
lins, head of the provisional Ires
state tovernment. was made here
shortly after midnight this morning,
coming almost simultaneously witn
an assault on the Beggars Buslt
headquarters of the Irish republican
army, says an omciai army state
Mr. Collins was on- his wav home
after having addressed a meeting al
Naas. County Kildare, when the at
Open Fire on Collins Party,
A jjroup of armed nun rushed at
the Collins party's car and opened
fire, the free state
being the especial
target. The Col
lins men returned
the lire quickly
and one of the at
tackers' was cap
tured. A revolver
and a live bomb
were found on
him. Michael Collins.
During the fighting a general
headquarters car from Beggars' Bush
barracks w?s disabled by rifle fire
The headquarters barracks was at
tacked bv r i lit men on all sides at
midnight, about 20 shots being dis
charged. Commandant General tin
nis was fired at outside of the gate,
The garrison raked the surrounding
territory with bullets and the assault'
ing party withdrew.
An army transport also was at
tacked, but without results, the be
siegers fleeing after a sharp ex
change of shots.
Shots were fired on the premises
occupied by the civic guard at Balls
Bridge. No damage and no casual
tics were reported.
Scores De Valera.
In his speech at Naas, County Kit-
dare, yesterday Mr. Collins charged
the opponents of provisional free
state government with setting bar
riers against the onward march of
the nation. -
He declared that Eamon , de Va
lera had adopted "methods of an
archy" because the people of Ireland
were not willing to allow him to de
cide the treaty Question for them.
De Valera regarded this attitude of
the people as an "unforgivable sin"
and. for it they were to be deprived
of their, right' to choose a govern
In describing the attack on hiin
Mr. Collins today said when the au
tomobile pulled up in front of
Vaughn's hotel he and tvo friends
alighted. One of them entered the
hotel and Mr. Collins, with the other,
walked along the square. '"A num
ber of men," Mr. Collins . said,
"rushed out of a house and enthusi
astically received us. Shots were
fired. I pulled out by automatic and
fired. I believed I wounded one and
I caught another by the hand and
took his revolver from him. He
was taken to Mount Joy jail, where
a big bomb was found in his pocket."
ment. . i '
; Man Assassinated in School '
Belfast, April 17. (By A. P.)-A
bomb was thrown into the yard of
St'. Matthews chapel here today. No
one was injured.
At Clough, County Antrim, an un
identified man, who had taken refuge
in the school building from pursuit
by a police patrol, was shot and
killed by his pursuers as he was es
caping from the building.
Gunmen entered the home of an
ex-soldier named Collins at Ramel
ton, County Donegal, Saturday
night, took him outside and shot and
seriously wounded him.
London, April 17. A dispatch to
the Press Association from Carrick-on-Shannon,
says Arthur -Griffith,
guarded by armored cars and state
troops, yesterday addressed a crowd
in Sligo without interruption. . ,
- There -was an exchange 'of $ring
between opposiing , forces this morn
ing, the dispatch added, and one re
publican was killed and another re
publican and one civilian were slight
Recommends Charter Election
An ordinance recommended for
passage by the city council committee
of the whole yesterday will give
voters an opportunity on July 18 to
approve the existing city charter as
a basis for a home rule charter. .'' "
Is Heart -Broken
Uncle Bim left her
"waiting at the church."
But has she lost him yet?
She may have a trump
card to play.
Follow closely this inter
esting love game daily
in The Bee.
Dan Butler Files
Formally Accepts Voters
Petition Fee Paid
Lincoln. April 17. (SiSecial.)
Dan Butler of Omaha"." city commis
sioner, today completed his filing for
governor on the democratic ticket
when he filed an acceptance of a
voters' petition from Lincoln.
- With the acceptance was a receipt
showing the filing fee had. been paid
in Douglas county,, with two more
petitions from there. .
Other filings received during the
VV. R. Mellor,' Lincoln, lieutenant
John Gumb, Fremont, state sen
ator, Eighth district, democrat.
George B. Hastings, Grant, state
senator, Twentieth district, republi
can. Swan Olson and Walter L. Sand-
quist, state senator. Ninth district,
Mellor is the third man te enter
the race for the republican nomina
tion for lieutenant governor. The
other candidates are George C.
Snow of Chadron and Fred Johnson
of Hastings. Mellor was formerly
secretary of the state board or agri
culture and served in the legislature
during the last session as a member
of the Lancaster county house dele
gation. Man Who Made and Lost
Fortune Kills Himself
Joe Berwein, 60, was found dead
in the room above his pool hall at
1005 South Main street, Council
Bluffs, by Bill Frisby at 8:20 yester-.
day morning. A revolver, with one
chamber exploded, was clutched in
his right hand.
Two notes were found. One ad
dressed to Mayor Lou Zurmuehlen,
read. "Lou, settle my, affairs as best.
you can. 1 .think? there win be
enough to pay all obligations." The
other was addressed to Frisby:
'Dear Bill. I save you all of my ,
personal, enects. 1 hey . are yours. . ....
: Berwein, a .well known character
of the Bluffs, is said to have made
and lost a fortune in the early days
of the city.
Marshal Joff re and Party
Arrive in Windy City
Chicazo. April 16 Marshai 'joffre
of France arrived in Chicago for a
two-day visit, accompanied by Mrre.
Joffrc, their daughter and the mar-:
shal's personal staff. Immediately,
following a reception in his ho'nor
under the auspices ot the American
Legion, Gen. joffre secluded himself
in his rooms for a much-needed rest
and there were no further ceremon
ies. Tomorrow .Marshal Joffre will
decorate veterans of the Second di
vision of the American expeditionary
forces. He will leave for Washing
Police Chief Dillow of
Beatrice Is Supplanted
Beatrice, Neb., April 17. (Special
Telegram.) The city commissioners
met and reorganized for the coming
year as follows: C. ' C. Farlow,
mayor; J. B. High, city treasurer J.
R. Ellis, street and water department.
The mayor announced these appoint
ments, which were confirmed: City
clerk, L. Pethoud; city attorney, F.
A Dutton; superintendent of streets,
Homer Schenck; fire chief, Harry A.
Whiteside; city physician. Dr. G. L.
Roe; chief of police, A. White. Mr.
White succeeds Chief E. M. Dillow,
who has been head of the police de
partment for years, .
The Stormy Petrel
ow rs M. u::.
Epperson, Member of Road
- -.''; Admits- Having -Much- '
; Sought Volume.
Clay Center, Neb., April 17.
(Special.) The mystery of the miss.
ing field notebook from the office of
George Johnson, state engineer, was
solved this morning at the opening
of the road inquiry here whan John
son charged that Charles H. Epper
son, member of the special commit
tee named by the state legislature
and sworn enemy of the state de
partment of public works, and
George Marsh, state auditor, had
the book in their possession and had
turned it over to Dean Stoup,' an
engineer and personal enemy of
Epperson admitted the charge was
The committee, with v Epperson
present, at numerous times had en
deavored to get some trace of this
notebook and Johnson had spent
much money and time endeavoring
to locate it.- - '
McKelvie Demands Return.
"As administrative head of the
state and as I am responsible for
state , property, I must insist that
this book be turned o.ver to the de
barment of pubh'c works immediate
ly and then transferred to Attorney
General Davis, secretary, of the in
vestigating -committee," said Gov
ernor McKelvie. -
"Inasmuch as the committee has
spent mtich time in trying to find
this book," I think it no more than
' ' (Tarn to Pase Two, Column Fire.)
Fewer Admirals But More
.Teachers Wanted in France
Paris, April, 17. "Give- us fewer
admirals and' more .university-' pro
fessors," is the demand ibf one of the
weekly political reviews. The paper
cites Le Journal, as to the plentiful
crop of admirals In the French navy.
"At Brest there is a vice-admiral,
two contre-admirals, another admiral
commanding the division of schools,
a post recently created to occupy'
more admirals; a fifth admiral com-;
mands the division of the Voltaire,;
Diderot-and Condorcet, old egg
shells out of fashion and without
value;' a, sixth admiral command!
the cruisers. Michelet and ..Victor
Hugo,', which are not worth 'more. '
"On the other hand the appropria-!
tions. for our faculties and labora-'
tories have necessitated .reducing1
the number of professors," says Le.
Carnet-de la Semaine... ;
Sent by Telephone in 1921
Bucvrus. O., April 17. There were
22,000,000,000 telephone messages
carried over , the telephone wires oi
the United States during the year
1921, an average of over 60,000,000
messages a day, according to the re
port of W. 'S. Vivian of Chicago,
vice president of the Telephone
Men's association, speaking before
the Rotary club here on "The Serv
ice of the Telephone."
Flood Waters Wash Out Rail
Line; Beardstown Isolated
Beardstown, 111., April 17. Flood
water rushing a Jiole in the Cole
creek levee this morning had washed
away 500 feet of the Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy railroad and
completely cut off Beardstown from
j surrouuuing territory, j
Troops to Guard
Ten Acres at Pocomoka City,
Md., Burned Over Lo68
Estimated at $2,000,000.
... Pocomoke City, Md., -AprH-47.-
YNith 10 acres in the heart of this
city burned over, causing an esti
mated property damage of more than
$2,000,000, Gov.- Ritchie tonight or
dered a company of the First regi
ment, Maryland National guard, at
Salisbury, to proceed here at once
to protect property which escaped the
Tonight the town is in darkness.
Wires are down. The heart of the
business section is in ruins. Both
banks have been destroyed and in ad
dition to business structures. 50
homes fell prey to the flames. Com
munication with the outside world
has been established by tapping wires
on the' outskirts. . .
Realizing that after nightfall there
would be no means to illuminate the
streets, Mayor Cull telephoned to
Gov. Ritchie for troops.
Semenoff Planning Revolt
Against Soviet, Says Agent
Washington, April 17. Suggestion
that General Semenoff, now in jail '
in New York, was en route to Paris
for the purpose of meeting Grand
Duke Nicholas to plan a counter
revolution against the soviet regime
in Russia was made by Immigration
Inspector Zurbrick at Vancouver, m
a report to the immigration bureau
following his examination ot the
Russian officer. ' ' ,.
Former S. D. Candidate for
..'..I Governor Sent to Prison
Sioux Falls, S. D., April 17.
George Egan, three times unsuccess
ful candidate for the republican
gubernatorial nomination of South
Dakota, was today sentenced to two
years in .the penitentiary for making
false claims for insurance following
the burning of his summer home
near here late in 1919. Egan was
convicted here late Saturday.
Woman Burned to Death
to Be Buried in Columbus
Columbus, Neb.; April 17. (Spe
cial.) The body of Mrs. Andrew
Gerharz, who burned to death in an
explosion m her- home - in South
Omaha last week,' arrived here today.
Funeral services will , be- held at St.
Bonaveniure Catholic church Tues
day morning at 9:30, with burial in
th Latholic cemetery.
Say Man Posed as Solicitor
for Father Flanagan Home
C. R. Acton was arrested iu Nor
folk, Neb., Saturday and brought to
Omaha charged with obtaining money
under Jalse pretenses. It is charged
he represented himself as a solicitor
for Father Flanagan's Boys' home,
obtaining considerable sums.
Tuesday Fair; not much change in
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G e r in a n y
Pad Nullifies Bret-Litovk
j Treaty anoV Itc-Fttlli?hc:
' Full Diplomatic Relations
j on Equality Bai. .
Cancels All War Claims
RjT Too AawrliM Crw,
Genoa, April 17. A treaty between
Germany and Ktutia was signed at
Rapallo yesterday, the kiguatorie be
ing the foreign ' minister of the two.
countrie. George .Tchitcherin for
Ruia and Dr. Walter Ratlieuatt for
Germany. The treaty nullifies the
Rret-Liiovk treaty and re-entab-lUhe
full diplomatic relations on an,
The pact cancels all war claims, a
well as claims arising from the na
tionalization of property.
The treaty ncuotiatio. s began
I many months ago, it was said.
This action by delegates to the
Genoa economic conference, in meet
ing independently and negotiating, a
(treaty outside the scope. of the con- .
i ference itself, is pointed to as estab
lishing a striking precedent for the
I nations who are participating in the
i discussion of the Rustian problem
A Rude Surprise.
In connection with the mutual re
nunciation of nationalization of
property claims and war claims UV
treaty expressed the friendly hope
that other powers would do likewise.
Announcement of the signing of
the treaty came as a rather rude sur
prise to the Genoa conferees, and it
was pointed to by some observers
as likely to make more difficult the
position of some of the other allies
in their attitude toward Russia.
By the new treaty, replacing the
Brest-Litovsk pact which has been
humiliating to the soviet leaders.
Germany is the first great power to
grant Russia full recognition. Po
land and the Baltic states have long
had diplomatic relations with the
soviet government, but Germany has
been withholding recognition because
of failure to obtain satisfaction of the
claims for the murder of Count Mier
bach, who was assassinated in Mos
cow in 1918 when he went there as
German ambassador under the terms
ot the Brest-Litovsk treaty.
Weakness Toward Russians.
Paris, April 17. The insinuation
that the allies have shown weakness
towards the Russians in issuing what
has been termed an ultimatum on
Friday with a time limit, then here
repeating the ultimatum Saturday
without a definite time limit; is re
butted by the Havas correspondent
at Genoa, who explains that Friday's
pronouncement was not an ultima
tum. He declares that the Russians
merely were told to consult with
their experts and bring back a clear
reply on Saturday, whereas on Sat
urday the Russians were told their
reply was not acceptable and that
they would be given a few days in
which to yield or break off negotia
tions. : ' ' ' . ' -
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Food Imperiled Town
Appeals for Help
Pinebluff, Ark., April 17. A call
for assistance was sent today to all
towns within a radius of 30 miles of
Arkansas City for men and supplies
to aid the fight to prevent a break in
the Mississippi river levees near that
place. Water was reported coming
over the embankments and fear was
expressed for the safety of the citi- ;
zens, most of whose homes are 20
feet and more below the water-level. ',
One hundred convicts were sent
from the state farm at Cummins .to
aid in the fight. , -
The message from Arkansas City
said the situation , was 1 regarded
there as "extremely serious." More
than 500 men were then engaged in
constructing emergency embank
ments behind the threatened points.
The train on which the convicts were
sent will be used to bring people and
live stock from the danger zone. , ,
Doctor Sentenced to Pen Ur ;
for Death of Aged Mother
Los Angeles, April 17. Joseph
Studer, formerly . a physician of
Peoria, 111., was sentenced today in
the superior court here to serve anr
indeterminate sentence of 1 to 10
years in San Quentin prison.
The- sentence followed Studer s
conviction on a charge of mauslangh- '
ter, based on the death of his mother,
Elizabeth Studer, here last Septenw
ber. Studer was granted a five-day
stay, and his attorneys gave notice
of appeal from the verdict and sen- -tence.
Studer w'as , accused of having
shaken his mother, 86, during the
course of a family dispute, and as a
result she cither fell or stepped from
a high porch, receiving injuries that
resulted in her death. '-
Adolph Zukor Orders 3
Arbuckle Films Released
Los Angeles, April 17. The Fa
mous Playcrs-Lasky corporation an
nounced today that Adolph Zukor,
head ot the organization, had tele
graphed from New York to release
three new motion pictures by Roscoe
C. (Fatty) Arbuckle. The pictures
were withheld when the manslaugh
ter charge was lodged against Ar.
Zukor in his telegram said he was
"confident the public realizes by this
time that Arbuckle has been the vie
tim of circumstances. ArbucJle
was acquitted of the charge. ,
- Blow Jetter Safe
Yeggmen blew the safe at the JcM
ter brewer-, 6013 South Thirtieth:
street, early yesterday morning and
escaped with $142. One of them
guarded a watchman and a fireman al
the place until the safe w as blown. . .'