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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL 31 NO. 263.
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Li fe Term!rcssiv? Ar,r
in Pen for
Otto Cole
)rr at Harry llalui, Who
(lomlurlrtl Drfnue Without
Counsel. LVapcs Death
Will Ask for New trial
"We. the Juror, do find Olio Cole
guilty of murder in the first degree,
nut fix hit jjimUliiiirnt at impnou
went (or liitf in the penitentiary."
This i the verdict o( the jury
which tried the man who csllr" liiiti
rlf "Otto ( file," on the charge of
murdering Harry lUhn. tvrondltand
t'othimr merchant, 414 South Tenth
Mrerl, the morning of Marvh 2H.
The jury wa Km led in the jury
room ail night, hut reached the ver
dii't at J:4t yoti'rdjy morning. 1
Loui ( Irene, veteran bailiff, when
' totnieil thai the verdict had been
reached. iilied the 1- lired men
with coi and they lcit a lew hours
Alter that.
Judge It Summoned. .
Count." Attorney Shotwell and
District Judge Leslie were notified
early ycsirrday morning that the
verdict was reached and were in the
his court room hefore .
t he news ol tiie verdict had come
jut too late for the morning papeis,
so lite great crowd which has
jammed the court room ever since
the trial Marled was absent. Only a
hare 50 of chiefly court house em
ployes, newspaper men and court of
ficers were in the room when the
judge and county attorney took their
places and Otto Cole was brought in
by Deputy Sheriffs Charles lloye
and Charles Johnson. 1
Haggard Appearance.
-J-'olc looked haggard. A growth
c.f gray whiskers was on his face.
Me looked carefully at each juror
a the 12 men filed in and took their
"Gentlemen of the jury, have you
reached a verdict?" asked Judge Les
lie. "We have," said Guy L. Smith, the
foreman. j
Sidney Gottncid, jury clerk, re
ceived from the foreman the paper
containing the verdict.
Cole's eyes followed him as he
took the paper to the lcf.t of the
judges bench and read it.
Expression Changes.
As the words "guiltyof murder in
the first degree," were uttered Cole's
eyes moved again to the. jury and
hs'Misual studiously, gentle expres
'iionVcmed to change to one. of hate.
, '.r.riitlciuft oA. tlie jury, j this
your verdict ?" again asked the judge.
"It is, they said. .
The jurors were then excused with
the compliments of the judge.
No Commentj.
Cole was led back to the county
jail. . -
The jurors refused to state what
went on in the jury room, except to
give' the information that 14 ballots
;were taken. 1
"What took so long?" Foreman
Smith was asked. " -
"Deliberation," he said.
' It is believed that the deliberation
was on the question of whether to
make the punishment death or life
imprisonment. " .
Rumor at the court house said the
first ballots were 10 for the electric
chair and two for life imprisonment.
Called by Shotwell.
County Attorney Shotwell, " in
striving to give Cole every legal ad
vantage, had him brought from jail
at 11 yesterday - morning to be in
formed as to procedure in making
the ordinary motion for a new trial.
Cole was dressed in the brown
tmionalls which are the jail garb.
He nodded pleasantly to the coun
ty attorncy'as he took his scat op
posite him at the table.
"I want to tell ydu. Cole, of the
steps you are entitled to take if you
(Turn to Fuse Two. Column One.) .
Difficulties in Chilean
Senate Are Smoothed Over
y. Santiago, Chile April 21. The
"Jjfifficulties between President Alcs
sandra and the Chilean senate, which
developed to an acute stage last
night when a majority of the sena
tors pronounced criticism upon the
' president, were composed today after
long drawn out efforts by independ
ent parties. ' " '
Mutual declarations of good will
r were made by the majority of the
senate and the premier, in order to
re-establish harmony. '
Western Pennsylvania
Covered by Blanket of Snow
Pittsburgh", April 21. Almost
three inches of snow fell through
out western Pennsylvania today, the
: storm coming from the west Vege
tation was" farther advanced-than
usual at this season, and full-leafed
trees bent and broke under the
1 weight. The, temperature was un
seasonably low but orchardists said
they would suffer only a little. from
the cold. 1
Los Angeles Woman, 85,
Charged With Bigamy
Los Angeles, April 21. Mia.
Alice Parker, who gave her age as
85, was .arrested today and placed in
the county jail, charged with bigamy.
The complaint was made by Philip
La Tiez. who told the district at
torney that he was married to the
defendant in 1918 and that he had
:'J learned she hacK married Nathan E.
' Parker in 1921. .
Congress Provides
$1,000,000 to Fight Flood
Washington, April 2i. A x joint
resolution making immediately avail
able the sum of ? 1,000,000 for con
trol of flood waters of the Mississippi
river, was adopted today , by the
by Secretary
. 4
Dee Receives Special Message Thro"' e
Wireless Service-All Alt
Marking the golden nnivrnry of
Art day, and honoring a dtin
cuithrd N'brakjii. J. Sterling Mor
ton, founder of the day, Nvrrury
of Agriculture Wallace lat night
hroiidcaM a prriat mrigc, which
The lire it prrtrntmg to its readers
by courtcy of the t'tortie depart
ment radio crvice. The mes
sage was received here by Operator
McAvov. It follows:
Washington, April 21. (By
Pottomcc Radiogram.) To tht
people of the United Stales:
Fifty years ago in Nebraska the
first Arbor day was observed.
A distinguished citiien of that
state, who later became one of
our national leaders, had tht fore,
sight to discern what tree plant
ing might accomplish.
Arbor day means tree day, and
we, honor its founder, Hon. J.
Sterling Morton.
In 1872 Arbor day had in view
the planting of trees where nature
had too sparingly provided them.
In 1922 we confront a greater
task. From a nation of 40.000.000
we have become one of more than
100.000,000. but our forests a half
century ago thought inexhaust
ible, have been retreating steadily
before fire and ax. Unless, as a
people we give thought to our need
for forests, we shall suffer an in
creasing economic and social loss.
A vast area of denuded and idle
land awaits employment for the
only useful service which it can
render: Tree growing.
We can produce all the timber j
that we require, maintain our I
Paris Plans to Receive
Good Will Delegation
Winners of Trip-to-France Contest Will Be Greeted
by Officials at Havre Reception" at Rheims
Arranged Trip to Fort at Verdun ,
Also on Itinerary.
New York. April 21. The following cable from Mrs. Anne Murray
nibi. mnnniuinnrr in France for the American committee on devas
tated France, was received in Good
gates government prepared to give them Official reception on arrival
at Havre, and in all the principal towns on itinerary, including recep
tion by Cardinal Lucon of Rheims cathedral and the commandant of the
port of at Verdun." ' '
Candidates continue to enter The
Omaha Bee Good Will election con
test and new names appear daily.
As an indication of the local "in
terest, a commercial traveler began
making inquiries in a hotel about the
local contest, stating that immediate
ly, on his arrival in town he noticed
an attractive daughter of. the state
conversing with a uniformed em
ploye who insisted upon her enter
ing some sort of a contest. Later,
he noticed cards inviting the gen
eral public to vote for Miss Mabel
M. Leary, and a little further on
he found cards inviting him to vote
for Nellie B. Dunn, and again m
the hotel he saw several perspns
meeting and pointing out para-
Blind Man Who Became
"Boss" of Frisco Is Dead
,San Francisco,' April 21. Christo
pher Buckley, veteran political figure
of San Francisco, at one time knoWn
as "the blind boss," died last night at
his home here. He 'was 77 years old.
During the 20 years of his sover
eignty it was conceded that he ruled
the political circles of San Francisco.
He was a democrat.
Buckley's career is a story of an
indomitable will arrayed against an
unkindly fate. .
A politician of the old school., he
fought relentlessly, if futilely, against
such innovations as the direct pri
mary. For years he was proprietor
of the Snug cafe, a famous hangout
dating back to Bonanzo days, wnere
his first job had been as a helper in.
1862. The political machine bnilt
up by Buckley was finally destroyed
in the middie 90's when James D.
Phelan, former United States sena
tor, lead a revolt within the demo
cratic party and was elected mayor.
Congress Appropriates ,
$1,000,000 to Fight Flood
Washington, Apra 21. The sum
of $1,000,000 for control of flood wa
ters of the Mississippi river, now at
the highest stages in years, was made
available immediately by a resolu
tion -rushed through the senate and
house today within an hour after the
proposal made by southern members
had been approved by Secretary
Weeks and Director Dawes of the
"Want" Ad
will reach
Bee readers
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
Da.v plea.1.Ii,,'c ..
Wallace Via Had ioL, ,. , ,
. iCalled Lie
Trees.; V- . - '
streams flowing in unhrunken
volumne. preserve the allurement
and wild life of the out-of-doors,
and add comfort and beauty to our
homes and highways if we make
tht growing and protecting of .
trees a national concern.
While wt tut and tn joy, our
forests let us keep them green.
Let us unitedly protect them from
the great devastor, , fire. Let us
plant on roadside and farm, the
school yard and around the home
and in tht wastt areas, where new
forests must be grown (or old
so we may preserve for ourselves
and our children one of the great
est blessings and most vital re
sources of America. '
Secretary of Agriculture.
Armv to Send Message.
Lieut. Col. Hu 11. Meyer, chief
of the intelligence- drpartmrnt at
Fort Crook, .received the following
message by radio from Washington
"Arlington radio station, Wash
ington. L). C, at 10 p. in. catern
ttandard time, April 21, will broad
cast on 2.650 meter spark, special
Arbor day message from secretary
of agriculture to the people of the
United Slates. The army radio sta
tions at Fort Crook, at Omaha, f ort
Benjamin Harrison. Fort Sam
Houston and Fort Macl'hcrson will
rebroadcast this message and again
rebroadcast it on continuous wave
of 2.650 mercrs at noon eastern
standard time on April 22."
Will licadquartcrs: "Regarding dele-
graphs in the Good Will election
story. ' .
; Told of Contest.
When' told that the "American
Committee for Devastated France
was running an election to send
popular girls of the city to France,
he stated: "Yes they art running
one of those in St. Paul where the
postoffice is festooned with banners,
placards and campaign slogans and
the university students parade in at
tempting to secure votes for Miss
Mosback, who is by no means the
embodiment of a corruption of her
name." .. , '
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday (four days) are left for
nominations, and if the primaries
now being held are an indication, the
(Turn to Pe Thirteen, Column Two.)
Name Receivers for
Qay Products Firm
J. H. Pollock, 311 Omaha National
Bank building, and John D. Dutcher
were appointed receivers for the Ne
braska Clay ' Products company,
brick and tile manufacturers, at a
hearing before District Judge Red
ick yesterday-.
Petition for appointment of a re
ceiver 1 was . filed Thursday on be
half of Mr. Dutcher, treasurer' of
the $1,500,000 concern. Frank Shot
well, attorney representing the com
pany,1 appeared at the hearing and
agreed to the action.
Officers of the firm, which has of
fices at 501 Karbach" block, arc J.
E. Haarman, president; Joseph Bar
ker, vice president; Thomas Young,
secretary; John D. Dutcher, treas
urer. Rev. Albert H. Schwab is a
member of the board of directors.
Dutcher, according to Attorney G.
P. North, who filed the petition, has
$90,000 worth of stock and Rev. Mr.
Swab over $40,000.
The company, which was organ
ized u the fall of 1919, has brick
plants at Humboldt and Tekamah,
Neb. .
Girl Held Prisoner 10 Days
Rescued by New York Police
New York, April 21. Police' bat
tered down a door in a West Forty
fifth street house today and rescued
Minnie Zareinbok, 16, who said she
had been kidnaped and held prisoner
for 10 days. ,
A man who said he was William
Weissinger, 23, was arrested on
charges of abduction and assault.
The girl said Weissinger seized her
at a deserted corner and took her
to ,the house where he held her
prisoner after depriving her of all her
Five Hurt in Wreck.
Palestine, Tex., April 21. Five
railroad men were seriously injured
when two freight trains collided this
afternoon three miles west of Troup
on the north end of the I. and G. N.
railroad, according to reports reach
ing here. A special train carrying
a number of railroad officials and
doctors left Palestine for the scene
of the wreck.
Bandit Shoots Iowan
Sioux City, la.. April 21. Peter
Wang, a butcher for the Swift Pack
ing company, was shot in the leg by
a lone bandit who attempted to hold
him up late last night Edward Sav
ace. a susDcct. is in custodv
by Pierce
Star Witness in Fopg Trial,
Now in Insane Asjlum,
Kept Under "Dope,
Affidavit States.
Officer Franks Blamed
Frank fierce, star wit'ies for ihe
prosecution of Frank Dauiato,
charged with the murder of Frank
l ogg. ilriiggint, and convicted of
niautlaughter, declares he believes
Damato ''knew nothing about the
killing of Fogg." in an affidavit filed
by Joseph M. Lovely, in support of
4 mm ion for a new trial for Datuato,
in district court yesterday.
This affidavit was obtained from
Pierce in an insane asylum at To-
IK'ka, Kan. In it Pierce admits that'
lie "now feels that Mike Damalo has
wrongfully been convicted and prin
cipally upon my evidence given at
the trial, for it is 111 y firm conviction
now that he is innocent of any con
nection with the Fogg murder."
Girl Retracts Statement.
Itcrnicc Wilcr, another principal
witness for the prosecution, declares
she "lid not know anything what
ever about the facts of the murder
and roblicry of Frank Fogg, except
only as told to me and prompted by
Detective Fritz Franks and Detective
WaUton, in another affidavit filed
by Mr. Lovely.
She asserts that when she was call
ed to the office of Chief Walston in
Kansas City she said she never had
been in Omaha and that she knew
nothing of the Fogg murder.
'I was supplied with a complete
description of both men and was
shown their pictures that were pub
lished in local newspapers," the Wilcr
woman continues.
Tells of Interview.
William N. Jainieson. Omaha law
yer, in a tnira attiaavn, tens 01 an
intcrvfew with Pierce, who baffled
attorneys defending Damato , and
whose testimony was admittedly the
most damaging given against the
"I visited one Charles Kerr, alias
Frank Pierce, and in an interview he
stated to me that if he could be as
sured that' hcvwould not he prose
cuted for perjury he would make a
statement in affidavit form denying
each and every statement by him on
the witness stand which in any way
incriminated Mike Damato or his
codefendantj Walter Stevens," de
poses Mr. Jamicson.
"janueson says fierce turtner as-
erted that he had given testimony
solely because " he - wanted to get
away from several burglary charges
pending; against him in Kansas City.
End because he was assured that if
he would testify against Damato and
Stevens that the charges against him
would be dropped. ' .
Offers to Retract Word.
Pierce stated if guaranteed ' im
munity from perjury he would come
to Omaha and repudiate all his testi
mony and clear Damato of any con
nection with the murder of Fogg, ac
cording to Jamieson. "
- Pierce, in his affidavit, 'States his
true name is Charles Andrew Kerr,
and that he was committed by the
probate court of Lyon county, Kan.,
to the state insane asylum at To
oeka, Kan. He tells of escaping on
April 12, 1921. and admits that he
is agai'i in the . asylum 'under the
fame committment. ' :
Says Dope Given Him.
At the time of the alleged conver
sation with Damato and Stevens at
706 North Sixteenth street, Omaha,
on August 12, 1921, when Damato
and steveiis were alleged to have
talked of killing Fogg, Pierce in his
affidavit admits that he was under
the influence of dope and that every
time he testified or made a statement
regarding this conversation in Omaha
he was under the influence of drugs
furnished me by Omaha authorities."
J. he Wiler woman deposes that she
never was on the premises at 06
North Sixteenth street until she was
taken there by Detective Franks.
Attorney Lovely says he has other
corroborating affidavits which he will
file and that he is confident a" new
Jrial will be granted. .
"Lone Wolf" Bandits i '
Sentenced to Prison
Beatrice, ' Neb., April 21. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Marshall Bretnser
and Clarence Kecley; self confessed
"Lone-Wolf" bandits, 16 and 18, re
spectively, were sentenced by Judge
Colby in the district court. Brem
ser drew a term in the state in
dustrial school until he is 21 and
Keeley went to the state reformatory
for from 1 to 5 fears. The boys
confessed to robbing 26- homes and
business houses in Beatrice during
the past six months of loot valued
at $2,500. - ;
Clarence Booth, -charged with
breaking and entering the Courtney
home here was discharged by the
judge on motion of the county at
torney as young Bremser last week
confessed that he and Kecley robbed
the place.
Over Two Million Pounds
Wool Pooled During 1921
Chicago, April 21. Twenty-two
and a quarter millions of pounds of
wool was pooled- and co-operatively
marketed by 45,000 wool growers in
the United States in 1921, at a paving
to growers of over one million dol
lars, according to figures compiled
by C. J. Fawcett. director of the
wool marketing department of the
American Farm Bureau federation.
'The average net return to the grow
er was a fraction 'over 20 cents a
pound, according to replies to ques
tionnaires sent to wool-pool man
agers. In five of the chief cotton
producing states, 1.500,000 bales of
cotton have been marketed through
pools and co-operative marketing or
ganizations, the rcnort said
I When the Air Is Full of Wireless Waves
When they broadcast sentimental songs
When they broadcast speeches
When they broadcast jazz
Dublin Barracks
Troops Beat Off
t Attacking Force
Siege Lasts 40 Minutes In
tense Firing and Bomb Ex
plosions Alarm Citizens
3 Deaths in Belfast
Dublin, April 21. (By A. P.)
The attack on the Wellington bar
racks. Which began at 11:15 o'clock
last night, continued 40 minutes when
the besieging forces were' beaten off
by regular Irish republican troops.
. The firing in different parts of the
city, while it lasted, was even more
intense than that of the previous
night, the explosions of bombs caus
ing the greatest alarm. ,
Wellington barracks, which is in a
thickly populated residential section,
was the last barracks here to be
evacuated by the British and is not
responsible for' military action in
Dublin, Beggars Bush barracks being
the general headquarters of the pro
visional government's forces.
' The firing of revolvers in various
parts of the city at night has
f?rown so general that it has had al
most the- same effect as a curfew law,
reace loving citizens - retiring to
their homes at an early hour.
Twelve Easter Deaths.
.Belfast, April 21. (By. A- P.)
Firing aeain was In nroirress in
Ballymacarret, the eastern section of
Belfast, early today. A screeant in
the special Ulster constabulary vvaS
me first casualty of the day.
Two deaths in the hosnital last
night and the death of Andrew Mc
Cartney, one of yesterday s wounded,
raised the Eastertide list to 12.
Dublin, April 21. A manifesto is
sued last night by the labor party
and the trades union congress calls
for a .one-day strike and demands
that the Dail Eireann . assert its
authority, reunite the army.under a
single command and 'accept the re
sponsibility ot government or confess
its impotence and make way for the
people f-'decide the issues. -
The manifesto says the lord may
or and the archbishop of Dublin
have been requested to invite the
representatives of the executive coun
cil of the dissident section of the
army (that headed by Roderick
(Rorfy) O'Connor) to the adjourned
session of the peace conference be
tween representatives of the free
state and the republicans next" Wed
nesday. '
It is declared in the manifesto thit
it is for the Dail Eireann, when it
meets next Tuesday, to reunite the
army and bring it under single com
mand so that it may defend the na
tion and its liberties against foreign
Attack Newspaper." '
Sligo. Ireland, April 21. (By A.
P.) Armed men raided the offices of
the Sligo Champion today and smash
ed the type for this week's issue,, ap
parently in order to prevent publica
tion of the newspaper's report of Sun
day's meeting, when Arthur Griffith,
president of the Dail Eireann, deliv
ered an address in favor of the Free
State treaty.
The raiders tore up 10.000 partly
printed copies of the- paper but
spared' the machinery.
Movie Actor Wed.
Riverside, Cal.. April 21. Emund
"Hoot" Gibson, motion "picture actor
of Los Angeles, and Helen Johnson,
vaudeville actress, were married here
1 vestcrdav.
(LVrrrlfM, !; I
of stirring
Senate Delays
Consideration of
Tarifi Measure
Discussion of Administration
Bill Deferred to Monday
at Request of Demo-,
cratic Members.
Washington, April 21. Officially
the tariff bill was before the senate
today but it received such scant at
tention that republican leaders final
ly acquiesced in a request of the
democrats that further consideration
of it be deferred until Monday! By
that time the minority expects to be
ready to proceed with the general
deliberation of the measure.
When the bill was called ud bv
L Chairman McCumbcr of the finance
committee, senator King.-dcmocrit,
Utah, took the floor and after a
reference to the tariff, launched into
a nearly four hours' discussion of the
Mexican situation.
After ; his address, Senator Har
rison, democratJvMississippi, had the
senate clerk read a lengthy news
paper account of a speech by Sena
tor Moses, republican, New "Hamp
shire, in which the agricultural bloc
and many other things were discuss
ed. This ' over, Senator ; Curtis of
Kansas,'- the republican whip, de
manded . the regular order, which
was consideration of committee,
amendments to the taric bill. Sen
ator King announced that if the
regular order were insisted upon he
would "have to make a speech on
another subject." ,
. Senator Harrison interposed to re
quest that the tariff bill go over un
til Monday, saying the domocrats
had not had time despic "diligent
work" to prepare" themselves for the
tariff . fight. He added that there
was no disposition on tlb minority
side unnecessarily to delay the bill
and that time .would, be , saved and
consideration Of the measure ex
pedited if it went over.
Formation of Wprld's
Women's Organization Urged
Baltimore,' April 21. The forma
tion of "world's women's organiza
tions," with the pan-American con
ference of women as a nucleus, was
urged at the conference today by Dr.
Bedrich Stepanek, minister to the
United States from Czecho-Slovakia.
Dr. Stepanek said he was the
spokesman for the women of his
country who felt that the pan-American
conference was too limited ter
ritorially. r
N. Y. Stock Exchange "
Seal Brings $93,000
New York, April 21. Prices of
seats on the New York Stock ex
change, long regarded by many as an
ipdex of approaching market condi
tions, are still on the upgrade. Wall
street got a thrill when it was an
nounced that Erich Marks had bought
the seat of W. P, Bliss for $93,000.
which was $4,000 more than the
previous sale recorded, less than a
week ago.
Randal lHeadquarters
for Governor in Lincoln
Lincoln. April 21. (Special.)
Charles Randall of Randolph, a re
publican candidate for governor,
opened headquarters .Jicrc today. El
mer Robinson of Hartington, an ex
service man. will be Randall's cam
paia rrianager.
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1 .
Will all those who are permeated by the waves
of sentiment (eel sentimental?
-Will all whose bodies are penetrated by the
waves of eloquence feel eloquent?
Will everybody who gets in the way of the
waves become bejazzed?
iM'Cumber Opposes
Joining Bonus and
Tariff Bills
Prefers Certificate? -f Indebt
edness to Any Form of Tax
ation for Financing '
- , . Measure."
Washington, April 21. Repub
licans of the senate finance commit
tee .will hold their first conference
tomorrow on the soldiers' bonus bill,
passed Jast month by the house
Chairman McCumbcr said- there
would be a general discussion if the
whole subject, adding that it was too
early to undertake to say what form
tlie bill finally would take.
The North Dakota senator made
known his opposition to the plan
suggested recently by some repub
lican senators of attaching the bonus
bill to the 'pending tariff measure.
He said also that he was not favor
ably disposed to any. plan of financ
ing the bonus with certificates of in
debtedness, but declared that even
this was preferable to any proposi
tion Vailing for added taxation.
It is Senator McCumber's idea
that the bill reported to the senate
should contemplate a minimum of
expenditure iiv the fiscal year 1923.
He regards, the house bill as-entailing
too, great a drain, on' the federal
treasury, at .the start. ,'"
Chairman McCumbcr said he waj
hopeful that a plan of financing- the
bonus by use of part of the refunded
forcigh debt could be worked out,
but he suggested no details.
With the American debt refundinz
commission ready for business," a
number, of senators' hope thaj at
least part of the new British bonds
can be in the hands of the govern
ment about the time the bonus meas
ure finally is passed by congress.
Senator McCumbcr-said he had
not yet discussed the bonus legisla
tion.' with ' President- Harding and
had, no immediate plans to do S0i
but, that he might take the. matter
up with, the president later.
" ;
Nucleus of National
Women's Demo. Body Formed
. St. . Louis, April 21. What is
planned as the nucleus of a national
democratic women's club has been
formed here by 25. women, it was
announced today.
..The purpose of the organization is
to have all democratic and inde
pendent women enroll. It is planned
to organize even in such political
units as ward and township, each of
which mav elect a vice president.
' Mrs. .Eh'my Newell Blair of the
democratic national committee as
sisted in organizing the group and
she asserted nonfactionalism would
be a feature of the organization.
The Weather
Saturday fair; not much change in
temperature. ,
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opnitioii mid Given Fi
nancial Aiitaiue.
Germany Is "Surprised"
j Genoa. April 21.-(By A. P.)-
Both the Germans and the Russians
) today submitted their replies to the
Hits demand. The German reply
accepts the allied proposal that tht
Germans take no further part in the
negotiations between the allies and
the Russians, but tht reply does not
modify the effectiveness of tht Rui-fO-Gtrman
The Ku-.wu reply accept the ':
lit J proHl fur the payment of ,
KiiMia't debit due to foreigners, and '
the rrMoiatitui of foreign propcrtv
nationalized bv Kuiia, in cae the
rcvirt regime U granted full recogni
tion by the allied government and
: tiivcn adequate financial aMtame.
The effect of the two replies is to
continue the tinman and Russian
participialiou in the woik here, and
tliu to bridge over the crisis which
canity threatened to disrupt the
roiilcrciicr. ,
Difficult Problem.
While the Mtvii'i reply apparently
accepts practically all the allied de
mands the details of working out
the plan and the amounts the Rus
.v.ns may expect in loans to restore
their country admittedly present a
difficult problem, without any cer
tainty that it can be solved, and thus
complete the preliminaries necessary
for Russian recognition.
The allies believe the Rus.-ian
counter claims for damages due to
interventions will disappear from the
discussions. j
The German reply to the allied ulti
matum accepts the condition that the
German delegates be barred from
participating in the further discus
sions of the Russian question by the
Genoa conference, the Russo-Ger- '
j many treaty signed at Rapallo being1
allowed to stand.
The German note is longer than
that from the allies;and begins by
acknowledging "with painful sur
prise," the protest received, which is
considered undeserved.
Exclusion of Germany.
The note then repeats what Dr.'
Ralhcfiau, German foreign minister,
has stated on several occasions that
negotiations for the conclusion of-thc
Rubso-Gcrman treaty had begun long
ago., were kflpwn to havebeen in,
progress by ail the European govern
ment and had lately been suspended
out X deference to the conference.
But the exclusion of Germany from
the negotiations held by the allies
with the Russians at the Villa Dc
Albertis gave to the German delega- '
tion the impression that the allies"
were trying to conclude arrange
ments with the soviet government
without German participation, per
haps to Germany's detriment.
At ' a certain moment, perhaps
through misunderstanding, the Ger
man delegation received the impres
sion that the allies were about to
conclude an agreement with the Rus-
(Turir to l-ate Two, Column rive.)
Nebraska City Pays
Tribute to Morton
Nebraska City, Neb.. April 21.
(Special Telegram.) The 50th anni- ;
versary of Arbor day was observed '
here under the auspices of the Amer
ican Legion post. : The exercises
were, in the nature of a memorial
observance, a tree being planted in
Morton park for each of the 28 Otoe
county young men who lost then- V
lives- in the world war. '
The trees were nlanted in nark
donated to the city by the founder '
of Arbor day, tlie late J. Sterling
Morton, adjoining Arbor lodge. Thp
ceremonies opened with a parade in
wmcn tne scnool children, city ami
county officials, legion and various .
civic organizations took part. At
the park an . appropriate program
was given with O. S. Spillman of
Pierce for speaker, lohu W. Stein-
hart gave an address on Arbor dav
and the man who did so much for
a treeless state in the early days.
The streets of the city were dec- ,
orated with the American flag and
the community appeared in ga!aat- '
tire for the occasion. -
New Film Release Combine.
Los Angeles. Cal., April 21,' Ne
gotiations for the formation of a new
motion picture releasing ; company,
which, it. is understood, will insure
an open market independent produc
ers, have been brought to a. close
here, it was announced last - night
with the departure for New York of
Dennis O'Brien, attorney for Mary
Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. -Details
of the new organization's
activities have not been worked out,
but Mr. O'Brien stated it would be a
releasing medium only, would not
enter the production field and would
handle independent productions ex
clusively. '
Gubernatorial Petition
Is Filed for C. M. Skiles
Lincoln, April 21. (Special.) A
petition asking C. M. Skiles of Lin
coln to become a democratic candi
date for governor was filed today in
the office of D. M. Amsberry, secre
tary of state. The petition was head
ed by Fred Ayres, former democratic
state officeholder.
Vet Hospital Bill Signed.
Washington. April 21. Signature
by President Harding of the Langley
bill authorizing an additional appro
priation of $17,000,000 for hospital
facilities for disabled former service .
men was announced today at the
White House.
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