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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 61 NO. 204.
Tree Slate Troops Kejiel Trr
rific Attack on Headquar
ters of Provisional
Dublin. April 20. (By A. P.) J
The conference between representa
t.e free statera tnd republicans held
here today at the instance of Lord
Mayor O'Neill and Archbiihop
Byrne adjourned at 4:45 o'clock thit
afternoon until next Wedneiday. No
agreement was reached.
Before the conference the lord
mayor consulted Tom Johnson, sec
retary of the Irish labor party, and
Cathal O'Shannon, another Irish
labor leader. Afterwards it was an
nounced that the labor party was is
suing a manifesto calling a general
strike throughout Ireland Monday
(as a protest against militarism.)
Dublin. April 20. (By A. P.)
Last night was the worst Dublin has
experienced aince Easter, so far as
roise is concerned. The residents
were kept awake by continuous rifle
and machine gun fire and the noise
of military lorries rushing to the re
lief of places attacked. V
Several buildings occupied by the
provisional Free State government
;.nd guarded by official troops were
M tacked, according to the last edi
tion of the morning newspapers.
Headquarters of the provisional
Free State government were at
tacked but despite terrific firing,
entry was not effected. The city
ball and telephone exchange also
vere heavily assaulted.
Heavy Revolver Firing.
According to reports from an in
dependent source, midnight had
scarcely passed when heavy revolver
(ring was heard, opposing parties
ixchanging dozens of shots. Firing
was" also observed from the old gen
Occasionally the short, sharp
cracking of revolvers and automatics
was almost silenced by the heavier
reports of rilles, and later when ar
mored cars belonging to the regu
lars appeared there was the" quick
discharge of machine guns.
At about ,12:30 o'clock there was
a comparative lull, but 20 minutes
liter several rapid volleys- were fired.
The uproar soon subsided and ex
cept for an occasional revolver shot
met was restored there, shortly
a. m. .
Bomb Explosions. "V
1 :- ? Meanwhile simitars-firing ,of con
oiderable intensity accompanied by
bomb explosions was heard in other
parts of the city, especially in the
neighborhood garrisoned by troops
acting under the authority of the
general headquarters of the Irish re
public army. It is not known wheth
er the building was attacked.
Armored cars later patroled the
center of the city and everybody, on
the streets was searched. A party of
men in a motor car speeded up- when
challenged by troops in an armored
car and were pursued and tired, on
by the military. ' v
j . Many windows in the telephone
exchange were smashed by bullets
tivlwork there was suspended for
i an hour.
Snipers on House Tops.
' Regular . forces on patrol were
fired on from house tops. '
.. statement from official sources
,ays Brig.' Gen. Slattery and a party
of men in. uniform in a car were
fired on at 11:30 o clock last niglit
The car was riddled with bullets
and one of the passengers wounded.
. Later another party of regulars
conveyed a priest to a hospital in a
motor car, escorting him in an
armored automobile because of
dangerous condition of the streets.'
Pioneer Business Man of
Lincoln Dies Suddenly
Lincoln, April 20. (Special.)
Aaron S. Raymond, 77.. pioneer Lin-
j coin business man, died here sudden
ly. Mr. Raymond came, to Lincoln
MJ years ago and founded the Ray
mond Bros., wholesale grocery com
pany. Twenty-five years ago he re
tired to establish the Lincoln Drug
company and since that time has
served as its president.
He was one of the "founders of
the Union club, which later became
the Lincoln Chamber' of Commerce,
and was actively interested in other
civic and commercial enterprises.
The wife and three children sur
vive him. The children are Mrs.
J. E. Gavin of Lincoln. Arthur S.
Raymond of Lincoln and Miss- Dor
othy Raymond, who is now in Paris.
i following a three months' tour of
Europe in company with Mrs. W:
A. Green and Miss Helen Curtice of
this city. -
Laborer Killed in Cement
Tank at Superior Works
, Superior, Neb., April 20. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Harry Welch, 20, of
Adams, was killed at the Nebraska
I'ortland Cement plant here. Welch
was working with the yard gang and
was sent to clean some 'dirt out of
one of the storage tanks. It was
supposed that while doing this he
lost his balance and fell in "the tank
where he was smothered to death
by the cement dust. He was gone
about 20 minutes before he was
United States Increases
Washington, April 20. A decided
and continued upward trend in em
ployment throughout tbe country
during the past 30 days was reported
todav by the president's conference
en unemployment. For every 100
.;obs available there are new 160 ap
plicants, as compared with lib ap
plicants in lanuarv. the statement
ft. VMM 4
Baby Is Killed
by Auto Driven
by Its Mother
Edwin Arthur Wait.ce. IS
months old, was killed instantly
yesterday morning at the horns
of his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Schnellbacher, 26)4 Ave.
nue B. Council Bluffs, when ht
was crushed to death by an
automobile being backed out of
tha garage by his mother, Mrs.
E. R, Wallace.
Tha child was In tha driveway
as tha mother began to back tha
car from tha garsga. Sha did not
realise tha baby waa in danger un
, til tha rear wheel bad passed over
its little body.
Bigelow to Fight
Will Launch Active Campaign
Against Tieup With Demo
crats Machine Politics
Anson If. Barlow." progressive
candidate for United States senator,
in an open letter to J. II. Edmisten,
stat? chairman of the party, an
nounces that in the future he will
conduct an intensive rather than a
passive campaign for the office.
Bigelow bitterly attacks fusion of
the progressives with the democrats
as arranged by the party leaders and
refuses to follow the leadership of
Wray and Norton.
His letter in part reads;
T know of no authority from the
fcninders of the party, express or
implied, by which the 'new state'
dictator, or the state chairman, or
even the foremost member of the
party, however eminent their past
services, were empowered to barter
and trade nominations in the pro
gressive party. Neither allegiance
to party nor to its principles require
me to follow them into the demo
cratic or republican camp. We or
ganized a new party, a party of
ideals, because we had despair
ed of winning ascendancy for
the progressive wing in either of the
two old parties. Machine politicians
had become too firmly entrenched.
We are not so fatuous as to believe
the machine politicians of the demo
cratic party will permit the pro
gressive party to pick its candidate
Fusion With Minority. '
"Even if it did, we will have picked
the candidate only of the minority
party. Will the republican party,
now entrenched in state and nation,
permit us likewise! to name, its candi
date for United States senator? If
so, why trouble to run a candidate
of our own? If not, what do we
gain by a tieup with the democrats?
To win, we must make large inroads
into the republican voting strength.
What have our three manipulators to
offer the republicans for support?
I here is nothing in a trade of
nominations with the democrats to
atract republican voters! Our only
hope was to act independently for
a progressive program. If our pro
gram was right and our candidates
both clean and able,. then independ
ents and progressives of both parties
would be attracted. If the proposed
'deal' goes through, then progres
sives of both parties will know that,
(Turn to Pace Two, Column Four.)
Attempt Made to Wreck
. Northwestern Train
York, Neb., April 20. (Special
Telegram.) An attempt was made
Wednesday night to wreck a west
bound Northwestern passenger train
due at 7:45. A piece of steel rail
three feet long' was staked on the
track near the viaduct: The piece
of steel was thrown 30 feet clear of
the track when hit by the train.
Man Fatally Wounds Wife,
Kills Self at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, April 20. W. D.
Heintzelman of Toledo, O., today
shot and fatally wounded his wife,
Garnet Heintzelman, and then killed
himself. Letters telling of his in
tentions were found on his body.
The shooting occurred in a hotel
One of the letters was addressed
to the coroner and said that the man
was going to take his wife's life
and his own because he had found
her in company with other men. The
two had been living apart.
Anti-Christian Move in China.
Amoy, China, April 20. (By A.
P.) An anti-Christian movement,
said to have started with the forma
tion of 20 such organizations in
Peking university, is spreading rap
idlx over China, according to reports
reaching here. The agitation has
reached Amoy university, the gov
ernment schools and other institu
17th and Farnam
Thousand People Reported
Injured When Great Am
munition Dumps at
30,000 Made Homeless
t Amwlatra trM.
Belgrade, April 20. Several bun
dled pcrtons were killed, about l.tXX)
wounded and 30,010 nude homeless
as the reult of the explosion of war
material ktores at Monantir, accord
ing to reports from that southern
Serbian city today. The diater
was one of the greatest catastrophes
of the kind in history.
The damage will amount to many
millions f dollars. The explosion
blew up a number of dumps in which
was gathered all the ammunition of
the former allied armies in the near
The population of MonaMir. which
U composed of Serbians, Turks and
Bulgarians, fled in panic in all direc
tions, principally toward Saloniki and
The American Red Cross at Bel
grade is rushing relief to the stricken
Must Be Retained
Premier of France Announces
Germany to Be Penalized
If Pact With Russia Not
Genoa, April 20. The Russian re
ply to the allied proposals regarding
Russia, which was handed to the
allied representative' this evening, is
reported to be quiet, conciliatory in
Prime Minister Lloyd George told
the newspaper correspondents here
this afternoon that he believed pro
foundly in the success of the Genoa
conference and was convinced it
would end in the complete restora
tion of harmony in Europe.
Genoa, April 20. (By A. P.)
Prime Minister Lloyd George today.
said the German delegation to the
economic conference had agreed to
accept the conditions of the-'allles not
to participate in further discussions
of Russian affairs aa a result of hay
ing signed the Russo-German treaty
at Kapaiio last bunuay.
Mr. Lloyd ueorge emphatically
denied that Dr. Walter Rathenau, the
German foreign minister and sig
natory for Germany of the treaty,
had ever informed him, either direct
ly or indirectly, of negotiating for the
Geona, April 20. (By A. P.)
Prime Minister ' Lloyd George of
Great Britain said today the politi
cal commission of the economic con
ference would meet tomorrow 'to
consider the Russian reply to the al
lied proposals transmitted to the
Russian delegates last week.
The Russians say the treaty with
Germany must stand. '
Miners in Anthracite
Fields Draw on Savings
Hazleton, Pa., April 20. The first
drain on reserve funds by the idle
anthracite mine workers since the
suspension began nearly three weeks
ago was noted today by local bank-
ers, who said that a number ot no
tices' for withdrawals from savings
accounts had been received.
The cash is not being taken out in
large amounts, but in sufficient sums
to meet current needs. ,
Pitfshiiroh Pa Anril 20. Claims
of advance of bituminous coal prices
were made yesterday by P. T. Fag
en, a United. Mine Workers' offi
en, an United -Mine Workers' offi
cial. Union inquiries, he said, re-
veale1 that slack petal. SI 5 0 tun
before the strike of miners started,
now is quoted at $3, and that screen
coal, selling for $2.25 prior to April
1. now is selline for $5 a ton. with
little offered. '
More Taxes Probable to
-,' Meet Big 1923 Deficit
Washington, April 20. Levying
of. additional taxes probably will be
necessary to meet the deficit of more
than $350,000,000 forecast for the
fiscal year of 1923 by Secretary Mel
lon, it was said today at the treasury.
High officials of the treasury, dis
cussing the expected deficit, said
that ho consideration had yet been
given to means of meeting the lack
of funds, but that it was apparent
the deficit probably would have to
be raised by Jaxationas the govern
ment "did not have anything - to
Grant Anniversary Will Be
Observed at Soldiers' Home
Lincoln, April 20. (Specials
State G. A. R. headquarters has re
ceived word that the centennial an
niversary of General Grant, April
27, will be observed with appropriate
exercises at the Milford Soldiers'
home. The American Legion post
and children from the schools of
Milford will take part in the pro
gram. , . - -
Approve Fire Chief
Lincoln, April , 20. (Special.)
The appointment of John E. Steele
of Minneapolis as Lincoln's new fire
chief was approved by the Lincoln
city commission. The appointment
is effective immediately. Steele suc
ceeds Fire Chief Olson, who was re
cently retired, on a pension, ,
G'tW Preacher, U,
Urges Happen to
Learn How to Cook
Miami, OkL. April W.-Mu.
Ora Stoddard, tha I J-y ear-old li.
canted Methodist preacher of ML
ami, told her sisters that if thty
must flap thty should first Irani to
bake flapjacks. Here is her ad
vice to girlat
Don't accept datta unlet mother
Don't forget that skirts art mora
Don't smoke because young men
are silly enough to do it.
Don't trade your beauty for a
Sha added that lipsticks don't
make up for burned potatoes and
that more Bible reading and less
high jinking is a safe plan. "If
yeu must flap, learn to bake flap
jacks," sha said.
Found in Lonely
Spot in Woods
Fremont County (la.,) and
Nebraska Officials Have
Theory That Johu Wil
her Was Murdered.
Nebraska City. Neb., April 20.
! Special.) Is the human .skeleton
ound in a lonely spot in the woods
on the Iowa side of the Missouri
river by a mushroom picker the
body of John Wilber, who escaped
jail in Sidney, la., about 18 months
This question is puzzling Sheriff
Fischer and authorities in Fremont
Wilber and two young men named
Gillespie from South Omaha es
caped from Sidney jail where they
were being held on a charge of
robbing a store at rercival. Ia. The
Gillcspies were later captured and
are now serving a sentence at
The two brothers had threatened
Wilber for confessing their part in
the crime, it is alleged. So trace
has been found of Wilber since the
Sheriff Fischer and the Iowa au
thorities advance the theory that
Wilber was killed by the Gillespie
brothers and his body hidden in the
woods. The bones showed evidence
of having been exposed several
months. The skull is missing and
the authorities are of the opinion
it was dragged away by animals
whose tracks are plainly visible in
Newcastle Bank Fails; !.
. Blame Frozen Creditors
Lincoln, April 20. (Special.)
Failure of the Newcastle State bank
of Newcastle. Dixon county, was an
nounced by . Secretary Hart of the
state trade ' and commerce depart
ment upon the receipt of the follow
ing telegram from that place today:
"Cannot weather the storm. Have
closed doors and await your action."
The news was unexpected by Hart,
although he knew the bank was hav
ing some trouble. A' special examin-,
ation made a month ago showed its
reserves low and funds tied up in
State Examiner P. L. Zenlow,
whose territory coevers northeastern
Nebraska, was instructed to go to
Newcastle and take charge of the
bank. J, F. Whittemore ' is presi
dent of the bajik, Ferd Whittemore
of Lincoln, vice president, and T. F.
Last December 28, the Newcastle
bank's statement showed deposits of
$361,000 and loans amounting to
$483,000. Its capital was $30,000 and
surplus $2,000. ' D
Cropsey Offers Release r
of Massachusetts Bonds
Lincoln, April 20. (Special)
Treasurer Dan Cropsey has . written
to the state treasurer of Massachu
setts reminding him that the state of
Nebraska holds $790,000 of its bonds,
which it is willing to have retired.
The bonds draw but 3 1-2 per cent
Recently the governor of Massa
chusetts wrote G6vernor MeKelvie.
telling the Nebraska executive what
solendid shape Massachusetts was in.
Cropsey is taking him at his word
and will permit him to retire the is
sue,, which has 18 years to run, in
vesting the preceeds in higher inter
est rate securities.
Good Will Election 'Redeems ;
Pledge of American Women
Organization Founded in
Took Group to Devastated Region at Blerancourt
for Welfare Work Still Lacks $750,006 x;
of Funds Promised.
The American Committee for De
vastated France, with which The
Omaha Bee, is co-operating in the
Good Will -election, is a peace-time
Its history began in 1917 when a
group of 10 American women were
taken by General Petain into the dev
astated region of northern France
and stationed at Blerancourt on the
Aisne to look after the physical and
nroral welfare of the few inhabitants
left in the section and any more
that cared to return to their homes.
Among those women were Mrs.
Anne Murray Dyke and Miss Anne
Morgan. These women of means
were donating their service, their
funds and money contributed by
their friends to perform a human
Looked to America.
At that time the eyes of . the
world were upon America. We had
fought a war for ideals. Our soldier?,
our statesmen, our - women were
APRIL 21. 1922.
Laud Hays' Action
Endorse Edict Barring Pic
tures of Arbuckle From
Screen in Telegram.' -
Fremont, Neb., April 20. (Special
Telegram.) Fremont women have
rallied to the support of W11H.
Hays, czif of filmdom," in hi. recent
edict that" barred Fatty. Arbuckle
from the silver, sheets. A -.telegram
in token of their approval of his ini
tial. action as dictator of the movie
world was sent today.'
The announcement that "Fatty's"
pictures were to be released in a test
of his popularity was met with dis
may by the women of Fremont.. The
latest development that bans the
comedian's pictures from the screen
has delighted them. By taking the
initial step in expressing their ap
proval, the women's clubs of Fre
mant hope that the same plan . will
be adopted throughout Nebraska and
the nation as a whole.
The message was signed by the
following: Mrs. Henry Wehner,
president of Woman's club; Mrs.
Louise Diehl, dean girls at Midland
college; Miss Daisy Shuckard,
principal junior high school; Mrs.
Harvey C. Kendall, president of
of the P. E. O.; Mrs. C. J.
Beckley. regent, D. A. R.: Mrs.
C. D. Blunt, president W. R. C;
Mrs. E. W. Frederickson. president
of the women's auxiliary of the Hen
ry Teigeler, jr., post of the American
Legion; Mrs. T. L. Mathews, coun
ty chairman of th republican women
voters; Mrs. Emma Meservey, coun-,
ty chairman of the democratic wo
men voters. '
Omahan in Washington
With harvard Glee Club
Washington. April 20. (Special
Telegram.) Edward M. Hall of the
Harvard Glee club, an Omaha boy
who graduated from Central High
school paid his respects to Congress
man Jefferis today. The Harvard
Glee club, , which is cntour during
the Easter vacation, appeared in
Washington's leading theater ? in
concert The club was received by
1917 When General Petain
treated as Greek divinities and the
American nation as the nation of
ideals and visions. .
The women who formed the orig
inal Committee for Devastated France
there pledged themselves and the
women of America to the care of the
physical and moral welfare-"of four
cantons. To. do this work contribu
tions of $2,000,000 were necessary,
an infinitesimal sum, when it is
remembered that France has already
expended in other parts of the dev
astated regions over 90,000,000
Still Need $750,000.
Three years have gone by. The
unselfish women who have been de
voting their time and money to the
work which was pledged . have done
nobly and have left a monument in
France that is a symbol of the age
old friendship between the two re
publics. However. $750,000 of the
original pledge is still to be raised
(Tura t rasa Three. Column Two.)
IWM M l M II IWI
The Rival Attraction
Three Lost at Sea
12 Days Rescued at
Palm Beach, Fla
Captaiu, Wife and Cook on
Auxiliary Schooner Come
Near Shore on Last Drop
. . of Gasoline.
; West pllm Beachf Fla., ApVil 20.
--Lost at sea for 12 days and -with
out food and water for three, Cap
tain and Mrs. H. L. Morrow of
Savannah and a cook came within
400 yards of shore here on their last
drop of gasoline and were rescued
when fishermen passing along the
ithore saw their distress signals.
Weak from lack of food and exer
tion in handling their auxiliary
schooner. South Atlantic, a 40 foot
craft, they and their negro cook were
in bad physical - condition when a
launch took food to them. None
the less famished and pathetic was
Cutie, a show dog, which was hardly
strong enough to move when a feast
of bones was laid before it.
Leaving Fernandina, Capt." Mor
row said, on April 7, he. was blown
out to sea and carried 50 miles
across the gulf stream. He said he
lost his bearings completely, but
managed to bring the craft back
across the stream, and, heading west,
knew that he would strike land
sooner or later. , They headed for
Miami, expecting to make the dis
tance in three days. The first day
they struck a blow and found the
boat more than they could handle.
They had ISO gallons of gasoline
aboard at the start and saved this as
much as possible by using sail, until
Morrow . and his wife became too
weak to handle the canvas. Three
days ago the Morrows, the negro
cook and Cutie shared the last can
of beans. The boat was sighted here
about 11 o'clock this morning with
an American flag flying upside down.
Supreme Court Hears
Appeal of County Treasurer
Lincoln, April 20. (Special.)
The state supreme' court, with all
members sitting, -' listened to at
torneys' arguments on the appeal
by J. 'L. Heilman, former treasurer
of Thomas county, from conviction
and penitentiary sentence for em
bezzling several thousand dollars' ot
public fulnds 'in his possession. '
W. A. Prince of Grand Island, who
was employed as special prosecutor
at the trial, assisted - the attorney
generat's office, in presenting the
state's side. ' ' - '
Parole" Board Revokes
. Release of Omaha Man
Lincoln, April 20. (Special.)
Grady Hord, Omaha, is, once more
in confinement, at the penitentiary,
after having been transferred to the
men's reformatory last fall and after
ward let out on parole. He was
arrestpd at Omaha for iovridintr in
a stolen car. and the state parole au
thorities had him returned to the
prison to resume serving his sentence
of one to 20 years for forgery, com
mitted in Douglas county. He was
sentenced May 10, 1920.
Ford Disclaims Reports of
Returning War Profits to U. S.
Washington. April 20. llenry
Ford has disclaimed any responsibil
ity for printed reports that he re
turned to the United States treas
ury approximately $29,000,000 in war
profits. Replying to a letter from
Secretary Mellon asking an explan
ation of the report, the Detroit man
ufacturer's, secretary said Mr. Ford
knew TTothing of the statement as
to alleged reimbursement of the gov
ernment until he had seen it iu print :
tM NWk ltl el Ml. U.
Waters Rush on
Breaking of Hartwell Levee
Completes Flooding of
. 30,000 Acres.
Carrollton. 111.. April 20. (By A.
P.) Breaking of the Hartwell levee
on the Illinois river, near here, at 11
o'clock last night, completed the
flooding of 30,000 acres of reclaimed
farm land along a 23-mile river frout
in Greene county. Reports this
morning say that few if any lives
were lost, as the populace ot the ter
ritorv had been forewarned.
Hartwell levee, protecting 8,000
acres of wheat land, is the third large
levee in Greene county to yield to
the pressure of the flooded Illinois.
The others, which gave way last
week, were at Eldred and Fairbanks.
These three levees afforded protec
tion to 30,000 acres, of which reports
say, , at least half was planted in
Last night's disaster occurred at a
point directly opposite the pumping
station, and did great damage to it.
Workers there, however, are said to
have escaped without injury.
Big Break in Levee.
Murphysboro, 111., April 20. A'
big break in the levee near JJegogma
and Fountain Bluff, small towns
southwest of here, was reported to
day. Water was said to be rushing
over thousands of acres of cultivated
farm land. . , . '
High Record at New Orleans.
New Orleans, April 20. The Mis
sissippi river passed . the highest
stage ever recorded here today when
the local gauge registered 22.1 feet,
one-tenth of a foot higher than- the
previous high record established in
1912. . According to the weather bu
reau, the river will continue to rise
until a stage of 23 feet . is reached,
about May 10.
Washington, April 20. Four mil
lion sandbags were shipped by spe
cial trains from Schenetady, N. Y.,
today to points along the Mississippi
river where the water, reaching an
unprecedented high stage, has created
a seriously threatening situation. .
U. S. to Accept Victory
Notes at Par for Taxes
. Washington,: April 20.-t-Collectors
pf internal revenue were authorized
today by Commissioner Blair to re
ceive at par Victory notes of either
the Wi. per cent or 344 '.per cent se
riesin coupon form; in payment of
income and profits taxes, payable on
June IS, 1922, and Victory notes of
the 444 per cent series, in coupon
form, in payment of income and
profits taxes, payable September 15,
anUDe,cember 15, 1922.
Victory notes of the 344 per cent
series wilf not be acceptable in pay
ment of income and profits taxes,
payable September 15 or December
15, 1922. And Vegistered Victory
notes will not be acceptable on any
Friday fair; not much change
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Case Submitted VehterJay Aft
ernoon Slayer Argu.
intuit Consumes Three
Crowd Waits for Verdict
Tti ft rif th man ufui lia at.
imied the name, "Oilo lote," in it
the hand of a district court jury
which began deliberation at 4 yes
Cole has acted as hi own attorney.
He haa lieen nil trial aince Mnmlat
on a charge of murdering llarrj
lUli n ae-rntilliaiiil rlnthinir merchant
4I4 South Tenth strert. The shoot.
ing occurred March Jo.
Kecorri crowd have been precn.
at llie rxtranrdinarv trial. Ihe blf
courtroom wa packed by a crow'
estimated at uu an oi yeicruij
Scores of others ktood iu the halls
trying to get in.
At 10 lat night no word had comi
from the juryroom.
Praise Not Effective.
"Tli timet iitiumial trial ever belu
in this county," was the manner in
which County Attorney Abel V.
bhotwcll characterized tne loie iria.
in sinenincr Ilia arfflintmt to the iurv
after Cole had finished three hours
The fulsome praise for the county
airnrnev tlinuererl liv Cole in his
argument had no effect on Shotwell's
handling of this man posing as
"Otto Cole"' and with a long criminal
rernrrl "A man devoid of all knowl
edge of social duty; including tlx
penitentiary sentences, accoroing to
police; a floater who came here from
no one knows where; a self-confessed
killer, so devoid of human feeling
that he declares he has but one thing
to regret in his whole life and that,
the drowning of a dog; a man who
actually parades before you his own
disbelief in the God you and I be
lieve in and worship. '
These were words used by the
county attorney in his argument
which lasted only an hour, but was
packed with a concise statement of
the state's side of the case and a call
to the jurors to return a verdict oi
first degree murder.
Points Out Privileges.
"You have witnessed in this court
room the unusual spectacle of a man
electing to defend himself on a
charge of murder, although the state
has offered to provide him with coun
sel," said Mr. Shotwell.
"You have witnessed the sight of
this defendant allowed to pursue a
course of conduct which he would
never have been allowed to pursue,
if he had had an attorney. '
"You have witnessed a thing never
before seen in a court, I believe a
judge offering to allow a defendant
in the midst of the argument to
take the witness stand and under
oath give testimony. And you have
6een the defendant stand mute at the
offer." , . ' ... . , '
Speaking of Cole'.! self-defense
argument, Shotwell said:
"Self-defense! Here on the one
hand you have Cole, big, strong; a
boxer according to his own boast,
a handler of guns since he was a
boy; a man who has courage when
he has a gun in his hands. On the
other hand is Harry Hahn, five
feet five inches high, weighing 130
(Turn to Pe Two, Colomii glx.) :
Omaha Bakers Oppose
Uniform Bread Law
Lincoln, April 20. (Special.)
The Nebraska supreme court this
afternoon heard arguments on behalf
of the Omaha bakers assailing the
constitutionality of the Smith uni
form bread law passed by the legis
lature of 1921.
The act was declared to be not
only unfair to the bakers, but againat
the interests of the purchasers and
consumers of bread by M. A. Hall, .
who represented the Omaha bakers.
Assistant Attorney General Dort
answered the plea of the bakers'
counsel, upholding the law as one
which protects the public against
short-weight loaves without impos
ing any unreasonable requirement on
the manufacturers. He quoted
figures showing tests' made on the
weight of loaves turned out by dif
ferent bakeries to show that they
can easily make loaves of a uniform
size within the two-ounce tolerance
which the law allows.
State Representative Ed A.
Smith of Omaha, who introduced the
bill in the legislature, attended Aht
hearing in the supreme court. The
case was appealed from a decision
by Judge Morning in Lancaster
county which held the act valid.
Consideration of Tariff '
Bill Begun by Senators
. Washington, April 20. Considera
tion of the administration tariff bill
was begun in the senate today with,
an address by Chairman McCumber
of the finance committee, who de
clared a protective tariff and reduc
tion in production costs were neces
sary "to reconstruct the commercial
bridge across the chasm separating
the cost of production in the United
States and abroad."
Asserting that the income of two
thirds of the American people was
below the prewar basis, the North
Dakota senator declared that manu-"
factnrers would have to bring down
production costs of their commodi
ties "to within the purchasing reach
of this vast army of American farm
ers arid American wage earners a
reach that cannot extend one inch
beyond the limit of their earnings."
Liberian Loan Favored.
Washington. April 20. Bv a vote
of 13 to 9, the house ways and means
committee reported favorably today
the Fordnew resolution authorizing
a loan of ?5,000,000 to the republi
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