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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 263.
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OMAHA, THURSDAY. APRIL 20, 1922.
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Measure (Jarr)iug uu Amend
ment Iiu rfuMiig KnIUted IVr
nuniirl to 86,000 Men Ap
proved Iy 7 1 -Vote Margin.
Nebraska Are Divided
, Washingtou, Ajiril IV, l'.y the
margin ( 71 vote the hoimc tvtt iiilu
broke away from iu own leadership,
stood behind the reidfiit ami
I .ik1 the l')2i naval appropriation
bill with an amendment fixing thi
i listed personnel at Ho.uoo.
The vote cm the MeAithur-Vare
' lutiemlme-iit, the bi( point in diBtc,
and which increased the man force
from 7,iH) a provided iu the bid,
: to 148, null two nirnihrr,
biikwrriitK precut. Ninety republi
can voted attain! the 86,M) amend
iu cut while 4)4 democrat supported
Ibrre was no great shout at t lie
. I.nish like that which filled the cham
ber a week ago when the Vame pro
lsal wa put through the house,
Mltinif in coimnittre of the whole, by
a margin of 47 votes. The galleries,
half deserted, made no attempt at a
With the lighting section out of
fie way. the bill was put on its pa
f.vi'c and went through, 27't to 78. As
amended, the measure rarried a total
e.f $-'S1.2o9.0tK), or $18.IK)U.0U0 more
than the total fixed by the appropria
tions committee which framed it.
' Nebraskans Split
Representatives Keavis. McLaugh
lin and JcrTcris of the Nebraska dele
gation voted in favor of the larger
personnel, while Andrews, .-Kvans
and .Kinkaid voted against the in
crease. ' It goes now to the- senate with
the charge by Chairman Kelley of
the naval appropriations subcommit
tee, that many millions will be added
nd to which the house would have
bcrn asked to add. "had not the big
navy men changed front at the last."
As compared with the W republi
cans who voted against the amend
ment, 17J republicans voted for it,
while 16 others were paired for it.
Against the 48 democrats who
voted for the amendment. 57 demo
rats voted against, it, vhilc 14
uhcrs were paired against it.
Except on two occasions today
the bill sailed along through un
ruffled seas, Once, however. Chair
man Kelley broke loose in what
""Members characterized as a vicious
iittack on thc"navy yard combina-j
.tion." charging that dcspite. the arms I
or.terence there1- were. stiM"' demands 1
uoro navy yard and naval --project
'istricts for more money : than was
arricd in the bill. ' . -; .
Covers Wide Territory.
Starting in the Massachusetts vil
lage of Squantunt; where destroyers
were built during the war,. Mr. Kelley
'umpel across West Virginia, with
ts armor plate factory to the south
Atlantic coast, across to New
Orleans and up the west coast. The
'.ouse was in a tumult as he declared
that everywhere the feeling seemed
o be that the purpose of the arms
conference was; to build up and
provide more work for the govern
. ment plants. '
Half a dozen members were
drawn into the fight, Representative
Oupre, ' democrat, Louisiana, , de
claring Chairman Kelley had proved
himself "a naval wrecker." The
battle raged for 10 minutes, with
: o-ne members shouting' they would
:'ot agree to further time to complete
the word picture the chairman was
seeking to draw. "
The other clash developed when
Mr. Kelley presented a letter fror.
Secretary Denby, - in which it was
stated that the added cost through
increasing the enlisted force bv 19,
UiX) men would be around $40,000,
(100. Copies of the letter had been
received meanwhile, by Representa
tive Rogers, republican, Mas
sachusets, and others, and while Mr.
Kelley was proceding' to discuss the
figures and after he had announced
he would read the letter, republicans
shouted wildly to him to' go ahead
and read it. s
Mr. Denby's increases included:
Engineering, $4,781,000; construc
" tion and repair, $4,241,000; ordnance,
SI. 200,000; supplies and accounts,
SoOO.OOO fuel, and transportation,
3,894,000, and yards and docks,
Chairman Madden of the appro
priations committee declared that
the cost of the increase would reach
S60,000,000 and Chairman Kelley as
serted it would run beyond $70,
000,000. . . v . . .
Commissioner Sought for
Indian Reserve in State
A request for appointment of a
United States commissioner to the
Omaha Indian reservation at Macy,
Xeb.,was received yesterday byjudge
Woodrough from. L. B. Lohmiller,
Indian agent at Macy. -' Lohmiller
contends there are enough cases at
the Macy reservation to warrant the
appointment Judge Woodrough
took the case under advisement.
Man and 2 Women Killed s
in Fighting at Belfast
Belfast, April 19. (By A. P.)
One man and two women were killed
and many others are reported
wounded, including two children, in
rioting in East Belfast this evening.
Houses on Altcar street were set on
fire during the disorders.
Women Win at Polls.
Bradley. S. D., April 19. Three!
women were elected town council
inen in the municipal election here
yesterday, defeating five men seck
:nst the same offices. The success
ful candidates were Mrs. Cora
Saolic. Mrs. Mary Dudley and Mrs.
. Cccilc bcott, ,
New l'or llootlegger'
Not Profiteer; Sell
Liquor for 15 Cent
New York, April 19 A quiet
little place where a drink with
aivbit luck could be had (or IS
cent i was discovered here. Sounds
like h strutting newt, but the
wrong ging mid the discovery.
They were a couple of prohibition
tents and the 13-ccnt snifter is
no longer available.
Guided by a thirsty and un
founded stringer, tb dry sleuths
found the bargain bootlegging
batement being opersted by the
proprietors of a snot stoit. They
ampled tnt stock and asked, as
they smacked their lips, how it
"Easy," wss ths rsply. "You
see, we're not profiteers."
Fusion of Third
Party Flayed by
Grand Island Man
Cauditlate for Lieutenant
Governor Says Leaders
Crucified Party on Mullen-Made
Grand Islam!, Xcb., April 19.
(Special.)-Mayor T. J. KlUbcrry of
Grand Island, a candidate for
lieutenant-governor on the progres
sive ticket, issued a vitriolic state
ment today in which he criticised the
action of third party leaders in what
he termed "crucifying the progres
sive party upon a Mullen-mad'3
Mr. Lllsbcrry said:
''Benedict Arnold betrayed his
countrymen for British gold. Judas
betrayed Christ for JO pieces of sil
ver. From the time when history
was young, men have betrayed their
comrades, their fellow toilers. Men
whose souls could be purchased for
a thin dime have from time im
memorial started something with
'.'The treason of Arnold swept ths
country with a' wave of indignation,
that perhaps started the British to
ward Vorktown; and America was
" Leader BeguUed."
"The baseness of Judas lighted
the fire of Christianity which vcpt
the world. The progressive party,
born of the stress and of the trials
of the common people, designed to
bring back to these people the righti
and liberties that had been taken
from them by machine politics, now
faces its hour of trial. The cunning
hand of the political assassin has
struck. Our leader, befooled and be
guiled by the whispers of "strategy"
and "expediency" has -apparently
consented to the' crucifying of the
progressive partly upon a Mullen-
made cross.- ' '
"The senate, coal of many a weary
pilgrim through the jungle of poli
tics, looms before his dazzled eye.
1'oor man. With the progressive
split between Howell and Vray,
does it take a h'ind man to see Hitch
cock victorious? Mr. Norton filed
for governor upon the democratic
progressive ticket. What kind of
a hybrid is a progscssive-democrat
or a progressive-republican? Do
you ever bear of a republican-democrat
or vice versa? Can a man ask
the support of honest men, claim
ing two party affiliations? Can a
man carry water on both shoulders
and his head at the time? I believe
"More than three-fourths of the
delegates to the Grand Island con
vention were pledged against fusion
or the acceptance of a fusion candi
date. As a delegate and a member
of the committee that framed the
platform of the Grand Island con
vention, I. know that fusion was ab
solutely unacceptable to the men and
women who made up that conven
tion. Mr. Edmisten-knew that. Me.
Sorenson knew it, Mr. VVray knew it.
"The Hall, Douglas, Platte and
Adams county delegations, ntfmber
ing over 200 men and women, were
solidly against fusion in any form.
If Mr. Wray basely deserts his com
rades on the state ticket, leaving
them to flounder leaderless to cer
tain defeat, how can he expect the
support of those whom he has cte
serted? I personally would rather
vote and aid my bitterest political
foe who yas open and honest in Iiis
enmity, than an erstwhile friend who
had changed his coat for the sake
"Anson H. Bigelow is a candidate
for United States senator on the
progressive ticket. The progressives
will do well to- support him. He
can 'not be lured onto the rocks by
the Lincoln sirens.
"There is yet time to fill .Mr.
Wray's place on the state ticket. The
knife that has so nearly reached the
vitals of the progressive party,
should only serve as a spur, to prick
us int action, and lead tp ultimate
victory. Not victory for any man
nor for any machine, but for the
principles trpon which the progres
sive party was builded."
Funding Commission Is .
Without Money to Work
Washington, April 19. Created by
congress to negotiate the funding of
$11,000,000,000 in debts owed this
country by foreign nations, the al
lied debt commission yesterdav
found itself without funds to buy a
postage stamp for setting the wheels
of the funding machinery in mo
tion. Senator Smoot, a member of the
commission, was entrusted with' the
duty of obtaining from congress an
appropriation to meet necessary ex
penses of operation.
School Teacher Beconies
First S. D. Woman Mayor
Clark, S. D., April 19. Miss Hat
tie Pickles, teacher in the local high
school, was elected mayor of Clark
in the municipal election yesterday,
defeating two male candidates, the
vote count this morning showed. Miss
Pickles is said to be the first woman
t mayor in South Dakota
3 Pevs ns
Sfor injured aml Heavy
Property Damage Caued
by Wind Which Reaches
60 Milet an Hour.
Wagons Are Overturned
tly Th AiaarlaU4 IrM.
Chicago, April 19. Three person
verc killed and scores were injured
teiday by a CO-mile wind which up
tooted trees, unroofed many build
ings and destroyed hundred of win
dows and signs.
Snow flurries and frcesing tem
peratures followed in the wake of
the gales which lashed Lake Mich
igan into a fury and caused stornt
warnings to be sent broadcast to
In the downtown district the tall
buildings acted as giant wind scoops,
catching the gale and shooting it into
the streets with such force that pe
destrians were swept from their feet.
A mounted policeman, in one in
stance, was blown from his horse
while riding to the rescue of an over
turned wagon. On one downtowu
corner alone, seven wagons were
overturned by the wind in less than
two hours. Many automobile tops
were swept from machines on Mich
Tonight the fire department was
busy in many outlying sections
clearing the streets of trees, snapped
oh! or uprooted by the wind, fallen
signs and electrical wires. .
One boy was killed by a falling
sign; a man died from injuries re
ceived when he was struck by a tree,
and another was fatally injured when
he came into contact with an elec
Many Families Marooned.
Cairo. III., April 19. The steamer
Three States left here today for the
Dog Tooth Bend district, between
Cairo and Fayville. III., to administer
aid to 150 negro families who arc re
ported marooned by flood waters of
the Mississippi river. Relief investi
gators declared that several families
are iu a famished condition.
Food, tcuts and medicinal supplies
have been loaded on the steamer. The
more seriously ill refugees will be
brought to Cairo after the marooned
families have been moved to higher
ground and 'supplied' with provisions
and shelter. .
. Swept by High Gale.
Mcredosia. 111., April 19.-r-(By A.
P.) Swept by a high gale from the
we$t, levees on both, sides of .the
Illinois ' river . a.t - this . point- were
threatened with destruction this
morning. .- .- - , i ,
Families have withdrawn from the
McGee Creek drainage district, which
covers territory 10 miles along the
west bank of the river, and all hut a
few families have fled from the Merc
dosia Lake drainage district on the
east bank. The protecting levees are
among the largest along the entire
Asks Federal Aid.
Little Rock, Ark., April 19. An
urgent appeal to the federal govern
ment for an emergency appropria
tion to be used in the fighting of
flood waters of the Mississippi river
in Arkansas was telegraphed to
Washington today by Governor Mc
Wray Asks Support of
Norton for Governor
Lincoln, April 19. Progressive
support of J; N. Norton for gover
nor and other candidates friendly to
progressive principles is urged in a
statement ' made public . today by'
Arthur G. Wray, announcing him
self as candidate on the progressive
ticket for United States senator.
"National problems hold my in
terest as well as state; I want to be
gin the national contest now; I will
make the campaign only as a pro
gressive," said the statement. "How
ever, my refusal'to accept endorse
ment from otherparties should not
effect progressive co-operation, witb
other groups or candidates."
Keep It Secret, Says Uni
Student Getttirig License
Roy Curtis, 22, student at the
University of Nebraska and son of
Roll Curtis, wealthy Tecumseh con
tractor, took out a license yester
day morning to wed Lola Hickcy,
19, Lincoln, graduate of St. Ursula
convent, York, Neb.
"Just leff Lincoln this morning,"
Curtis told "Cupid" Stubbendorf.
"Of course this is not what you
really would call an elopement, but
please keep it secret."
Curtis told Stubbendorf, that he
and his intended bride had made up
their minds jnst last night to get
married. They will make their home
in Lincoln. Curtis does not intend
to quit school.
17th and Farnam
"Nothing Remarkable About
Me, " Says Lady Astor in N. Y.
Noted Visitor Smiles,
Chats and Joshes at
New York, April 19 Vivacious
Lady Ator, milii! and chatting
coiitiiiuoutly, and joshing tho?
ui.out tier, arrived from I tag land
aboard the steamship Olympic today
on her way to Ksltimore, where she
will address the Tan-American con
ference of women. To greet Iad
Astor native of Virginia, wife of a
British peer and the rtr.t wonwi
ever elected to the house of com
monsscores of friends and admit
crs gathered at the pier.
As the Olympic steamed tip fie
bay from quarantine she gave ic
porters rljhing continents on all
manner of tilings Lloyd George,
flappers, prohibition, Margot, As
quith, the labor situation, the Genoa
conference, the servant problem and
her own children six in number.
"The only remarkable thing about
me is my children,' she said, hold
ing to the arm of Iter Inn-band. Vis
count William Waldorf-Astor.
"Lloyd George still has his head
above water, and it's some head,
Lady Astor said she wanted to
make it clear thatvshe was not in
Good Will Candidates
Preparing for Contest
Ten Entries Already .Conform to Requirements The
Chosen Ones Will Carry Contribution to France
as Members of Historical Delegation Nom
ination for Alliance Is Made by Wire.
Nominations for The Omaha Bee
Good Will election'are now in order
and will remain open until next
Ten young women, representing
tonic of the best business ability of
two states, each with hosts of
friends, who are lining up behind
them for the election, have been
nominated so far and, from all sec
tions come reports of primaries,
meetings of groups of men and wo
men who are selecting one of their
number to act as their representa
tive. All Have Equal Chance.
As there is absolutely no ballot
ing before April 27, every girl or
woman in the regions covered by the
circulation of The Bee has an equal
chance when properly nominated
and. sponsored.- So get in the race
today with your candidate. ' If you
want to go to France , yourself get
the signatures of two of your friends
to 'vouch for you and send in your
name; If you have a friend whom you
would like to see take the trip see
that her name is entered' early so
that her friends will have an op-p-vtunity
to know that she .is v
Miss Bertie Bonham of Beaver
City enters the race as candidate of
Beaver City. Miss Bonham .is 20, a
graduate of Beaver City High school.
She had a brother wlw was slain in
the world war and is anxious to go
over the ground where be gave his
Asked to Modify
California .Canneries Attack
Recent 1 Injunction as
. "Wholly Unfounded in
Law or Fact."
By The Atsoelaicd Prs.
1 Washington, April 19. Attacking
the-government's recent injunction
against the great meat packers as
"a highly disastrous economic mis
take and wholly unfounded in law
of fact'.' the California Co-operative
Canneries of San Francisco asked
the district supreme court to vacate
the decree or radically modify it.
By eliminating the packers as dis
tributors of groceries, fruits and
other foodstuffs, the petition says,
the grocers were enabled to place
"retailers and consumers at their
mercy and thus artificially keep up
the price of food." Meanwhile, the
petition alleges, the grocers have
carried on "boycotts, reprisals and
threats of coercion against any who
sought to have, the injunction dis
missed or modified. .
The petition filed by Frank J.
Hogan of this city as attorney for
the California, canneries, asks that
if the injunction be not dismissed, it
be, modified to permit the pikers
to restore to the producers of food
stuffs their facilities of distribution,
on a commission basis or "in som?
other efficient way."
The California canneries allege
that before the injunction was is
sued against Swift, Armour, Mprris,
Wilson, Cudahy and others, they
bad. as a co-operative organization
of fruit growers, an annual business
of $4,000,000 and a contract with
Armour & Co., which has been en
tirely destroyed by the injunction.
The packers, ,the petition states,
had neither a combination iu re
straint of trade nora monopoly in
connection with the sale of fruits
and groceries. This, the petition
stetes, did not exceed 4 or 5 per
cent of all the like business in the
The packers, prior to the injunc
tion, the petition recites, "had built
up the most modern, efficient, ex
peditious and economical system of
food distribution ever known in this
or any other country" and t'f.e proper
use of that system, it was repre
sented, "would result in getting food
commodities from producer to con
sumers on terms most advantage
ous to bo?
1 1 1 1
ia T, .Vl
America on a miioii. She i lure,
she said, because she received an in
vitation to attend the convention at
lrn la Tw. (aluma Tn.)
life protecting the ideals that this
country always stood for. '
Miss Lillian Schmidt of 3115
Creighton avenue, has been entered
by her fellow employes at the Hard
ing creamery and she is so popular
among them that they state that she
will secure one of the trips if their
health and talking powers bold out
during the voting period.
Alliance Makes Nomination.
Miss Irene Rice enters the contest
as the candidate of The Alliance
Times of Alliance. Neb. Miss Rice
sent her nomination in by wire and'
the Alliance Times has promised to
tee that she is warmly supported.
Everyone knows what serious re
sults follow the lack of right diet
lack of needful care, and lack of
knowledge as to hows, whys and
wherefores on the part of mothers.
Clintcs and health stations abound
throughout -this country, all design
ed to improve the conditions sur
rounding child life." "
A worker of the American Com
mittee for Devastated France, a
trained and experienced nurse, found
after the death of her own baby
that the best service she could ren
der was to the children and women
who were paying so heavy a price
for that evil of war, for which they
wert in no way responsible.
From the interest of this one wo
man in the welfare of the mothers
and babes of the village in which
(Turn to Poy Four, Column On.)
Bluffs Man Shot
Dead by Wife's
Tragedy Follows Wedding
Bells in Home of Divorcee
Bride in Council
'. . Bluffs.
' John B. Jacobson was shot to
death shortly after noon yesterday
by H. S. McAtee at 2009 Avenue
D, Council Bluffs.
Jacobson married McAtee's ' di
vorced wife Tuesday. ( .
The shooting followed an argu
ment between the men, according to
The tragedy was ! staged at the
home of the divorcee-bride. ..'
McAtee telephoned police:
"There's been a shooting out here;
you better rush an ambulance here
He threw away his gun, according
to the police version, drove in his
automobile to his place of work, the
Christensen garage, 1S8 Broadway,
where he left his car, and walked to
police headquarters and surrendered
Police say McAtee told them he
had repeatedly warned Jacobsen to
keep away from his home and stop
trying to part him and his wife.
McAtee was a garage employe and
Jacobson was, night foreman at the
Rock Island roundhouse.
Cut in Coal Shipping
' Rates to Omaha Delayed
Washington, April 19. Reductions
of rates on coal from mines i'l
Oklahoma, Arkansas and contiguous
territory to Omaha, Neb., and near
by consuming points, proposed by
southwestern railroads, were delayed
today by the Interstate Commerce
commission, which ordered the
schedules given out by the railroads
to become effective April 19 suspend
ed until August 17: The action was
taken, the commission's order said,
to allow an investigation to deter
mine which, unjust discrimination
would result from the reductions.
Des Moines Block Burned.
'Des Moines. Ia., April 19. Fire, of
undetermined origin early today de
stroyed the interior of the five-story
Clapp block at Fifth and Walnut
streets, A strong wind fanned the
flames and for a time endangered the
whole business district.
The loss is estimated at more than
IIoue I'lun in Kill Antirijiatei
Huiiti(j Retfiuic Through
Sale to l'uhlie of Hunds
on Foreign Drht.
Scheme Up to Senate
l'hilad.-lphiu. I'a, Apnl W-Tbc
luue of representatives in putting
the soldier' bonus bill intended that
the revenue to nuti ii should come
from money Mcd this government
by foreign nations, but refrained
front making this public "because we
did not want to appear t mortgage
something not yet in our pontes
moii." Representative Fordney of
Michigan chairman of the boue
ways and means committee, lat
night told the Oscar II. timber pool
01 the American t.rclon. I
"We look from foreign nations de
mand obligation in exchange for
about flO.tKHl.OOO.OiNl loaned them,"
he said. "The agreement was that at
the cloe of the war the terms of
these loans should be rearranged,
the demand obligation to he ex
changed for long term obligations,
not to run, however, longer than the
terms of the United State bonds by
sale of which the money was ob
tained by the government.
"The intent of the house in pass
ing the soldiers' bonus without pro
vision in the bill for the raising of
the funds to meet it was that the
certificates to the soldiers should he
met by the proceeds from the for
eign loans. We intended that as
soon as these long term foreign
bonds are in our possession they
shall be guaranteed by the United
States government and sold to the
American people and that the bonus
shall be met with proceeds there
from. We did not announce this,
however, because we did not want
to appear to mortgage something
not yet in our possession. Now if
the senate wou'- get a move on we
could talk business."
The insurance certificate which
would be given by the government
to the soldiers under the terms of
the bill passed would amount to a
government bond, Representative
Upheld by State
Decision Holda That Measure
Does Not Interfere With
Free Religious Worship
Lincoln, April 19. The constitu
tionality of the Recd-Norval lan
guage law. - which prohibits the
teaching of the German language in
public, private, ' parochial and de
nominational schools until the pupil
bas passed the eighth grade, was up
he id by the Nebraska supreme court
today as a reasonable exercise of the
state's police power.
Judge Flansburg sets out in the
opinion that the so-called dead lan
guages are not affected by the spirit
of the act.
The court holds that the Reed
Norval law does not interfere with
free religious worship or instruction,
nor deprive any person of life, lib
erty or property without due process
of law, nor withhold from anyone
the equal protection of the laws. The
opinion- was written by Judge Flans
burg, who wrote the opinion uphold
ing the Siman law in the Meyer :ase.
Four other judges concur, Chief
Justice Morrissey dissents. Judge
Letton did not sit in the case.
The opinion .dissolves an injunc
tion issued against the governor, at
torney general and county attorney
of Platte county and reverses the
opinion of District Judge Button,
which created the injunction by
holding the law constitutional, but
excluding parochial schools from the
scope pf the law.
y - : '
Big Smoke Stack Falls
on Crowded Iowa School
Clinton, April 19. Of the approx
imately 335 children in the Irving
school at 11:45 o'clock today, all but
two-' are believed to have escaped
when the big brick smokestack was
wrecked by the .high wind and
crashed the full length of the central
At once the fire department, street
department, school employes and
hundreds of citizens - searched the
ruins for Maxine Fife, who was
waiting in the hall for her little sis
Marvin Hill was taken to the hos
pital badly bruised.
Bandits, 12 to 14 Years Old,
Confess to Shooting Girl
Springfield, 111.. April 19. A
quartet of youthful bandits, 12 and
14 years of age, were taken into cus
tody by police today. They con
fessed the shooting Friday night of
Susie Metz, and said they had start
ed out that night to snatch pocket
books, to obtain money for a buggy
ride on Sunday. Miss Metz refused
to 'drop her pocketbook, they said,
so they shot. her. v
Act Would Regulate Names
. Given Bahi3 in Norway
London, April 19. The Norwegian
government has submitted a bill to
parliament which proposes that all
children who are born after it comes
into operation shall be given a regu
lar family name.
Christian names," the bill declares,
must not be used as family names.
Parents will be forbidden to give
llicir children names in bad tast
Mixed Vp When Sent
Home From llonpltnl
Montreal, April 19 A touple
of '-year-old bW who got nustd
up in a hospital lour months axo
and havt since been living in .ihe
wrong houuhulds, without either
mother realising it. were piopcdy
The babes, Panty Pyk and
Myrtle Bartlett. toth web-looted,
were given lo the wrong muilttt '
en the.r recovery (mm ti phthrru,
Pansy is fair and My rite is dark
and while the parents now say they
had their doubts all along, it was
not until a third mother brgsn an
investigation today at the hotpiul
that the mistake wss revealed.
Breakup of Genoa
German) Kxiet tod t Hi iuuiii
in Conference De-pile l)i
liarnient From Deliliern
lions uu Itiiii-i.
Genoa. April 19. (By A. P.)-Dr.
Walter Kathenau. the German for
eign minister, conferred with Prime
Minister Lloyd George of Great Bri
tain. Foreign Minister Tchitcherin
of Russia today regarding the barr
ing of the Germans from the Russian
commission of the conference. The
Germans probably will . submit a
formal reply tonight to the allied
note on this subject.
Paris, April 19. Andre Tardieti to
day served official note on Premier
I'dincare that he would present an
interpellation in the chamber as soon
as it reconvened upon the "measures
the government intends to "lake in
tlie face of menace to France as con
stituted by the. German-RiKsian
t Conference Saved.
Genoa, April 19.-(Uy A. P.)
The Genoa conference apparently
has been saved. For the last two
days it has been tottering on the
edge of collapse, due to indignation
of some of the more important lead
ers over the action of the Germans
Genoa, April 19. It is not im
possible, says the Lavora, that,
owing to the complications that
have arisen from the Russo-Ger-inan
treaty, Premier Lenine of
soviet Russia may come to Genoa
himself and submit to the con
ference and to the world the
situation in Russia. It says hi
will uphold the necessity for re
construction of Russia in the in
terest of construction of Europe.
and Russians in secretly concluding
a treaty covering the principal and
most delicate points under consid
eration by the conferees.
To Proceed With Work.
Now, however, the delegates arc
to go forward with their work, but
the Germans are barred from par
ticipating in all deliberations con
cerning the Russian question. This
penalty was laid down ift a note of
censure to the Berlin delegation yes
terday after consideration of the sit
uation by representatives of the five
inviting powers and in the little en
tente. "Whilst the conference was sitting
and whilst Germany was represented
on the commission and subcommis
sion charged with the negotion, of
European peace with Russia," said
the note, "the German representa
tives on that commission have be
hind the backs of their colleagues
concluded in secret a treaty with
(Turn to Pate Two, Column Fire.)
Win Elecjions in S. D.
Sioux Falls, S. D., April 19. City
elections in South Dakota today
were characterized by victories f.or
administration forces' in the princir
pal cities. At Mitchell, Dr. E. V.
Bobb was re-elected mayor over the
Rev. J. B. Reese, a retired Congre
gatiorialist minister, a laoor candi
date, Bobb's majority was 881 and
the total 'Mitchell vote 3,169, the
largest ever polled. .
At Watertown B. N.eHagna was
re-elected mayor over S. S. Lock
hart by a majority' of 164. The elec
tion there closed a hot contest over
a city electric light and power plant.
Hagna defended the city plant. I
At Aberdeen W. G. Bicklehaupt
led in the race for city commission
er, with John Cavanaugh second.
As he did not have a majority of
the votes cast, another election for
the office will be held Tuesday be
tween , Bicklehaupt and Cavanaugh,
James Robertson was re-elected
mayor of Madison on a platform en
dorsing the present commission
form of government, as opposed to
the aldermanic system.
J. R. Dalton was elected mayor
of Coonsocket. , .- !
Blizzard in Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minn., .April 19. Bliz
zard conditions, which rnvpreH vir
tually the entire state with snow,
.1 f . '.. . . 1 r.,
prevailed in Minnesota toaay. 1 ne
fall ranged from one inch in- the
southern oart of the state to six
inches in the northern part.
Thursday fair and warmer.
s. m. .
..81 ! 1 p.
..811 I S p.
7 a. m
H m. in
m. . .
11 a. nt.
.48 8 p. m.
Pnv'enpon iM IUiuJ niy.
Dpnver SO Salt Luke. .
len Alniiii. .. . . .4H: Snnla Vp...
DoriRo City G2! Shfridun
Lamlrr 54 Sioux e"ll"..
Morth Plane i
;al His Trial
j)er f I'awithroker llalm
j CalU Si Witnee for l)e
I feue hut Hefusea to Co
j on Stand lliuixelf.
Case to Go to Jury Today
j The inmi hti rails limir!( Otto
Col? in In prc-r-nt prcdicamr nl, who
hrt been idouilird lite- robber ol
ever.tl Omaha place and is inw on
J trial lor ibe murder of Harry Hahn
j merchant. 4N South Tenth Mreei,
I March JH. calmly announced shortly
i.iinr S vrMrrday altiriitHMi:
" I he defetue re!." '
! The great rrowd, jamming everv
jr.it and available foot of standing
. room 111 the l.ig court reom stirred
j with aitoiiiohnteiit, and with difsp.
j "lie ha-n'l gone 01 the wittiest
Island himw-lf. He iut going on at
all. tlie v.lii-prrs went erounn.
Refuses To Take Stand.
Indeed, lite accused who hat
been acting as his own lawyer and
conducting the mot unusual trial to
the history of the district court, had
closed hi cae without himself tak
ing the witness stand to snpport his
plea of self-defense.. His whole
"cae" wa the questioning of s
witnesses who gave unimportant tes
timony. . r
It had been an, tpen question
whether or not he would take tha
witness stand. If he did so, he could
tell his story of what happened
when he and Hahn were alone m
I latin's store at the time Hahn was
But, on the other hand, he would
also expose himself and the whole
record of his life to the cross-examination
of County Attorney Abel
In hi decision not to take the
stand. Cole acted as a good criminal
lawyer might have advised him to
Arguments to Be Made Today.
The trial came to such a sudden
close that Judge Leslie had not pre
pared his instructions to the jury.
As it was believed Cole might also
waive his argument to the jury it
was decided .to postpone arguments
until 9 this morning.
Chief Deputy County Attorney
Coffey will open for the state and
will be followed by Cole for the de
fense. County Attorney Shotwcll
The general belief is that Cole
will attempt by argument to con
vince the jury that he killed in sell
defense. Arguments are supposed,
however, to be confined to comment
upon testimony given under . oath
during the trial. . " '
May Go to Jury by Noon.
The case should be in the hands
of the jury by noon today.
County Attorney Shotwcll said he
would not argue long because in his
opinion the defense has presented
nothing to argue about. No testi
mony has been given to combat the
state's charge of murder or to sup
port Cole's claim of self-defense.
Cole's repute as a shrewd lawyer
suffered a good deal in his handling
of his own defense yesterday after-
(Turn to Pais Two, Column One.)
Death Penalty ;
Imposed on King
Convict Who Killed Guartl M
Die in Electric Chair
on June 9.
Lincoln, April JO, The conviction
and sentence of death imposed upon
James B. King, convict, for. stabbing j
to death Hobert Taylor, a gnard at r
the state prison in April, 1921, was
confirmed today by the Nebraska au- .
preme court, and the date of death
fixed at June 9 in the electric, chair.
The court denied an appeal through
by attorneys for King. '
The judgment of the district court
ofv Lancaster county is affirmed in
all things. Justice Dean wrote the
opinion with all associates concur
ring. The time of electrocution may
be set any time between the hours ibf
10 a. ni. and 4 p. m., June 9, ac .
cording to the opinion.
Bankers Seek Reduction ';'
of Taxes for Bad Debts
Lincoln, . April 19. (Special.) -From
the fact that many bankers
have written him asking whether
they will be allowed to make deduc
tions covering contemplated losses;
from bad debts when making as
sessment returns, State Tax Com
missioner Osborne thinks that a con
certed movement has been inspired
by the officers of the state bankers
association to secure official sanction
,for such deductions.
Mr. Osborne holds that no definite
item can be figured as an offset to &
bank's assessment. No allowance
can be made under that head, he
says, unless the losses claimed are
actually charged off on the books
of the bank.
Veteran Railroad Engineer '
Alliance, Neb., April 19. -(Special.
1 C. H. Roekev. fit. veteran'
lutiiudu cHKiiicci, ocis uccn missing
from his home here since April 15.
He piloted a passenger train into
Alliance from Ravenna and after
getting breakfast and changing
clothes at his home, disappeared and
no trace of lias been found. He is
the oldest engincr in point of ser
vice on the Alliance division, this
being his 34th year for the Burling
ton. He has lived in Alliance" 22
years and for 18 years has handled
a passenger engine between Alliance
and Ravenna .'