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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 268.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1922.
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TWO CENTS i
Snict Kuia Contribute An.
oilier Sensation at Genoa
Meeting by' Pol Mi Re
monstrance. May Abrogate Treaty
Genua, April .'J. Soviet Kuia
timtrihutcd another cnatin to the
teouomic conference hwlay by tend
ing a note to the Polish dili-tutum
remonstrating agaiut Poland's action
in joining with the allied powers in
.rklh. auiiHril kftt9rlfi Imlw til.
tecn Ktiia and Germany. Kuia
I laimrq in.ll mc price irrmy nriwrrcn
lirrttdf and l'ol.ind covert all rela
tion between the two countries, so
that Poland, like Germany, choulil
iuit participate in the discussion of
l-'utftiati affairs, even intimating that
I'oland by her present action in the
conference has abrogated the treaty
tiKiicd at Riga on March 18. 1921.
Russia has a strong red army en
camped near the Polish border, and
for this reason,-" the Russian re
tonstranas are regarded by some of
the delegates as equivalent to almost
a threat against Poland.
Will Forward Report.
The experts on the Russian ques
tion kitting without the soviet dele
gates today compared notes on the
new proposals presented by the Rus
sian delegates at yesterday's session
and decided to forward their report
to their respective governments. It
is expected that when the answers are
received from the various capitals the
powers will submit counter proposi
tions to the soviet, couched in firm
language, in an endeavor to reach
a working basis for an accord.
'We cannot stay here forever."
said a French delegate tonight. The
French are disturbed over the man
ner in which the English have inter
preted Premier Poincare's address.
The French spokesman made it clear
thar all Frenchmen are alarmed over
future military possibilities of the
missian-ocrman treaty ana inai ii.
Poincare was merely voicing
France's genuine disquietude. There
are certain indications here ' that
France with her dwindling popula
tion, ia fearful of the constantly in
creasing German population, united
with mighty Russia. The French
attitude toward Russia is described as
like that of Japan towards China-
each wants an organized and pros
perous neighbor, but does not desire
lt&. n i rr ri h-r irk en utrnnff 94 tO
Joom ujpSs possible menace.
' " .Appeal to "British,,. ; '
London, April 25. Prime Min
ister Lloyd George 'addressing .a
number of press ' representatives at
Genoa, authorized them to transmit
an appeal from hira to the British
public asking it not to accept state
ments appearing in some of the
English papers, regarding the Genoa
conference until he had had an op
portunity of dealing with them in
pparliament, says a central news dis
patch from Genoa today. The dis
patch quotes him as continuing:
"Premier Poincare's speech was a
very serious declaration, made with
out any consultation with the allies
and is not calculated to improve co
operation among the allies. : It has
nothing to do with Genoa, but
French opinion is undoubtedly being
inflamed by misstatements alleging
that the British are pursuing a policy
of secret talks. ' ' ;
"It is untrue that I saw Leonid
Krassin on Friday, as has been stat
ed. Our policy is that we have no
quarrel with the Russian people and
do not fear a German-Russian men
ace but we are determined to pre
vent Europe from again becoming
' a shambles.
vv e ndiu iu auuii dii ufcu, iiu-
inanc policy but the attitude of dele
gates towards . a settlement makes
our work difficult. We cannot con
tinue to bargain." "
American Tourists Arc ,
Warned to Avoid China
, Tokio, April' 25 (By A. P.)rIt
is unwise for tourists to go to China,
owing to disturbed military condi
tions there, Jacob G. Schurman, the
American minister at Pekin, said
"today in a message . to ' Americans
here who had asked his advice.
.. The Japanese foreign office, al
though cognizant of conditions in
China, does not believe recent re
ports that ' the lives of foreigners
are endangered. Nevertheless, the
foreign office recommends not go
ing into that country, unless on ur
gent Business, as discomforts are
certain to be experienced.
Committee Women to Meet
Washington, April '23. A confer
ence of democratic national commit
tee women will be held here Sat
urday, it k was announced today by
Mrs. Emily N. Blair, national com
mittee, woman from Missouri, who
represents the women democrats of
the United States at national head
The meetings' of the conference
will be followed late in the day. it
was added, by a reception, at which
Mfs Woodrow Wilson will receive,
and by a dinner at night in honor
of Cordell Hull, chairman of -the
democratic national committee. ,
Oakland Club Woman Must
Serve Syndicalism Sentence
San Francisco. April 25. Miss
Anita Whitney, club woman and so
cial relief worker of Oakland, must
serve 1 to 14 years in a state
prison, according to a decision . of
the district court of appeals, which
affirmed the conviction and sentence
on a charge of violating the state
criminal syndicalism act.
The trial developed she was a mem
ber of a branch of the communistic
rrty in Oakland and was also iden
tified with the Industrial Workers
of the World,
Girl Whose Escort
Was Shot by Holdups
May Be Suicide,
Girl Slicks to Story That
Shooting ' Was Done in
Holdup Staged by Five
Suicide is the latest theory in the
mystery shooting of William Bow
man, half Indian, whose body was
found - near Seventieth and Gold
streets yesterday with a bullet
through the head.
The theory is advanced by . Dr.
McClencghan, coroner's physician,
and was announced after he had
performed an autopsy on Bowman
and had examined the skin for
When Bowman was shot he was
riding in a rented automobile with
Madie Culbertson, 16, an Eighth
grader of Mason school, who lives
with her parents at 1218 South
Madie Culbertson told police Bow
man was shot by a gang of five
holdup men who appeared in a big
Shotwell Orders Inquest.
County Attorney Shotwell ordered
an inquest for 9 this morning. The
girl, ficr brother, Spencer, and moth
er and several other witnesses have
been summoned. '
After a grilling by detectives and
deputy sheriffs the girl still held to
the story that five men held them up.
"I don't .know what to make of
the shooting,", said Shotwell after
he, JtalkctL-witbi j-the t late yes
terday, y She tells the same story. I
can't for one minute understand why
she should lie if Bowman committed
The girl toldShotwcII and police
officers that slie went riding with
Bowman about 8 Monday night. She
stated that they drove to the west
part of the city, when the engine
of the car stalled. A big touring
car,. she says, with five1 men all ap
parently intoxicated, drove- up and
ordered them both out of the ma
chine. Saw Bowman Fall.'
"As I stepped out, one of the men
asked me for my rings. I told him
I had but one and it wasn't worth
much. They didn't take it. The
men placed me behind their machine
and kept Bowman in front. In a few
seconds several shots rang out and
I saw Bowman fall to the ground."
The men climbed into their car
after the shooting and drove away,
the girl said. , Bowman lodged with
the girl's parents at 1218 South
Twenty-seventh street ' for the last
three years. "
When police arrived on the scene
they found a revolver clutched in
Bowman's hand. One cartridge
was exploded. Police- and deputy
sheriffs after working intensely yes
terday are without a clue to the slay
ers.' "-; '
Wall Street Explosion
Death Toll Reaches 37
New York, April 25. The 37th
victim of the Wall street explosion
in 1920 has just died. S . '
A doctor's certificate issued for
Frederick Davey Soper of Brooklyn
gave as the cause of death, ailments
resulting from injuries received in
the disaster. Walking along Wall
street when the blast came, Mr. So
per was so badly burned that he
never fully recovered- '
Rock Island Re-Establishes
Special Homeseekers' Fares
Chicago, April 25.--The Chicago,
Rcck Island & Pacific Railway com
pany today announced' the re-estab-blishment
of homeseekers' fares to
certain western and southwestern
territory. Tickets will be sold at
the rate of one fare plus $2 for the
round trip for parties of five or more
on one ticket, with a return limit of
21 days, it was announced.
17th and Farnam
AT lactic 1000
iiigm mum Arra:
at Alleged Ingle ouif Boot
legger'i Home, Witness
Police Officer Bares Plot
I.o Angeles. April 25 The' corO'
ner's jury which today inquired into
me ucu surrounding the killing ol
t'otutahle M. 11. Mo.lter, .lain by an
other o Hirer while the constable was
participating in a raid of maked men
Saturday night, returned a verdict
that Mother came to hit death while
a member of a marked mob. presum
ably instituted and directed by mem
ber' of the Ku Klux Klan."
The night riders' raid on an alleged
bootlegger's home resulting in the
killing of Constable M. B. Mother
Saturday night was arranged in a
meeting Friday night in which
Blake I". Sliainhrau. traffic officer of
InglcwocHl, was initialed into the Ku
Klux Klan, Shambeau testified at the
inquest here today into the death of
Secret Meeting Held.
The secret meeting arranging the
raid was held in the undertaking
parlors in which the inquest is now
being conducted, Shambeau testified.
An altercation interrupting the in
quest developed between William C
Durum, chief deputy district attor
ney, and William S. Cohurn, supreme
attorney and grand goblin of the Pa
cific domain of the Ku Klux Klan,
when' the latter attempted to inter
fere with the investigator's questions.
The deputy ordered the klan of
ficer ,to sit down, amidst cheers from
the throng attending the inquest.
Shambeau, a deputy marshal and
deputy sheriff, testified that two un
dertakers and a doctor were among
those who attcuded the meeting last
Friday. He named a number of 30
Received "Tip" of Raid.
Donald Parker, newspaper photog
rapher, who received the exclusive
"tip" of the raid, testified that tie rtaa
been a member of the Ku Klux Klan
and resigned yesterday. He said the
information of the raid was tele
phoned to him, he being advised that
there was going to be a raid upon
a moonshine still which was operat
ing in violation of the law.
Shambeau admitted that the meet
ing in which the raid was planned
was an official meeting of the , Ku
Klux Klan and officiated at by klan
The meeting of the Ku Klux Klan
on Friday evening was attended by
Constable M. B. Mosher, who was
slam in; -the raid, and his son and
deputy, Walter, who was wounded,
according to Shambeau's testimony.
Shambeau, reluctant and hesitant
at first, became extremely' voluble.
He supplied the names of a number
of prominent residents of Inglewood
as having attended the meeting.
After his testimony he was taken to
the office of District Attorney Thom
as Lee Woolwine, who planned to
obtain a complete statement from
him, including the names of as many
persons as possible who were in
volved in the raid.
Just before being taken away
Shambeau was asked to stand up
and look over the audience and point
out any members of the Ku Klux
Klan who might be present. The
witness arose, but there had been
seme hasty departures between the
start of his testimony and that ques
tion and he could nob locate a single
U. S. Agent Discharged
for Giving Out Data
Washington, April 25. By direc
tion of the attorney general W. O.
Watt-s, special agent of the Depart
ment of Justice, was removed today
"for disloyalty to the department"
after the admission that he had fur
nished to ' Representative Johnson,'
republican, South Dakota, certain in
formation on which Mr. Johnson
based an attack on the department In
a recent speech in the house.
The Order of removal, signed
by Assistant Attorney General Hol
land, was made public by the depart
ment. In a letter to watts, Air.
Holland said the step was taken ' in
asmuch as you have knowingly and
wilfully violated the rules tf the de
partment, which, as you. must be
aware, constitute a breach of trust."
To Open Bids for Capitol ,
- Superstructure on June 9
Lincoln, April 25. Bida ' for con
struction of the superstructure of
Nebraska's capitol will be opened
June 9, it was announced today..
George E. Johnson, state engineer,
is now in the east completing drafts
The first signs of activity in con
struction of the first section of the
foundation appearded on the state
house grounds today, tlie-contractor
erecting sheds for equipment.
Vice Club in School Charge
Costs Police Head Job
St. Louis, April 25. Victor J.
Miller, who recently asserted vice
clubs existed at Soldan High school
and who subsequently was unable
to substantiate the charge to the
satisfaction of a parents' committee,
was deposed as president of the St.
Louis board of police commissioners
Says Education Safeguard.
- Baltimore. Md.. April 25. "The
education of .citizens is the safeguard
of a republic." This motto, printed
on the convention program, is the
idea which Mrs. Maude Wood Park,
president of the National League of
Women Voters, in her opening ad
dress at the third annual convention
of the league here today, said she
would like to put before the conveiir
tion as a guide for its deliberations.
I Key Wr.i. Ha.v. April JJ,-(By A.
IM Th commercial icapUne Saul
Mari. wliuh leit (iff Monday at
0 " lor Nshua with six per-
luduif a woman, hat
its destination and
.iit'h' .nea oi ine Atuniie lauiii.
i ( " (any tsaay to tfaren
On board the plane were Piloti
Mutkk and Riilurdon, Mechanic
Koderiik. Dr. F.ugeue Lor, Phir-
miit LcdIm lurry and a woman
i.Mf tiger from Havana, who.e
name das not been learned. "
Dr. Lowe and Plurnwi.t Curry
were rnroute to attend Duke Schil
ler, seaplane pilot who was mobbed
and eriouly injured at Natau last
week, when, it is believed. Me was
niUtalcn' for a prohibition o nicer.
Row Started in
Senate bv Walsh
Demand Democratic Minority
Be Given Right to Asit
' in Forming Relief
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
Omaha B Ltaiwl Wire,
Washington, April 25. A row
blazed up in the senate as a result
of the executive sessions of the re
publican members of the finance
committee with representatives of ex
service men's organization over the
soldier bonus bill during the last two
Senator Wa!h. Massachusetts, pre
cipitated the controversy be denounce
mg the secret procedure adopted by
the republicans, rle insisted that trie
democratic minority had a right to
participate in the preparation of
bonus legislation and deplored ef
forts to give it, a partisan character.
I "I would like the chairman of the
committee. Senator McCumber, to
let us know how long this is going to
continue, said Senator Walsh. Mow
long must the minority remain dumb,
and are we to tell the people that
our functions and duties consist only
of attendance on the floor and ex
pressing our opinions? Are we go
ing to be permitted to maintain our
position as members of the commit
tee and hear all the evidence that is
"As chairman of the committee I
am ready to consult at all times with
those interested and representing the
soldiers and may also wish to talk
the matter over with senators," said
Senator McCumber. , .
Prodded by Senator Walsh. Mr.
McCumber agreed that four republi
cans of the committee had met in the
committee room yesterday with rep
resentatives of the American Legion
and other-soldier organizations, that
the presswas excluded and there had
been a discussion around the -table.
Spokesmen for the American
Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Wars at today's meeting stood pat
in favor of the bill passed by the
house. They found the committee
decidedly opposed to the house certi
ficate plan,, but insisted that there
should be some provision in the bill
to give the exservice men securities
upon which money could be borrow
ed.s They were willing to accept a
20-year endowment provision, if it
could bemused by the exservice men
for borrowings, just like ordinary
lift or endowment insurance policies.
Members of the committee were
sharply divided on this point.
Atkins Oil Lease Is
Oklahoma City, Okl., April 25.
Possession of the celebrated Tommy
Atkins oil lease in Creek county was
awarded by the state supreme court
today to Charles Page, reputed mil
lionaire of Sand Springs, near Tulsa.
The lease had been contested by
Sallie Atkins,' Creek Indian, who
obtained judgment of $1,960,000
against Page in district court at
Sapulpa. Okl on March 31, 1921.
Page appealed the case to the su
preme court,, which today reversed
the' decision of the lower court and
remanded the case with instructions
that judgment be entered for Page.
Back Broken, Liyes 8Years.
' Warren, Mass., April 25. After
living eight years with a broken back,
Charles R. O'Neil, 29, died last night
He sustained the injury when he fell
from an electric car. .
Eighteen Popular Women
Entered in four Contest
Entry List Is to Close'at Noon Today Balloting Wijl
Begin on Thursday After Candidates Have; Re-,
ceived Instructions Mrs. Rigdon Is the
Western Union Nominee.
Nominations in the Omaha Bee
Good Will contest close at 12 this
noon. ' -
The names of the 18 nominees en
tered up to the time of going to
press presents a list of popular young
busines women that, to an impartial
observer, stand, with about equal
support and chances of winning one
of the trips to France. '
It is a list, that is hard to choose
from and a tribute to the worth and
integrity of the sponsoring organiza
tions and friends. The task of rep
resenting this section will be in ex
cellent hands, whoever wins.
Anxious to Vote.
The telephone of The Good Will
editor is kept busy with inquiries
from anxious friends how they can
cast their votes. Some have already
sent checks to be used in purchas
The Hen: "Somebody Has Imposed on Me")
Weeks Plead for
Urge Senate Committee to
Permit Checking of Wars
in Incipiency Show
: Disorder and Waste. '
Washington, April 25. A plea for
an all military policy which would
assure the checking of aggression
by foreign powers in its incipiency
and which would avoid "confusion,
disorder, -delay and extravagance''
when emergencies arise ' was made
today by Secretary Weeks and Gen
eral Pershing before a senate com
mittee in support of the War depart
ment program for an army of 13.000
officers and 150,000 enlisted men. The
statements by the two army heads
concluded - the public discussion of
the annual army supply bill and the
appropriation committee which have
charge of it will begin immediately
to write the measure with the pros
pect said to be for an increase ever
the house figure of 11,000 officers and
Could Be Averted.
General Pershing declared that had
the United States been adequately
prepared, "there is little question
that the United States under strong
leadership could have prevented the
worjd war altogether." He added
that there was no doubt that the civil
war. likewise would never have oc
curred had the union been equipped
with an army of reasonable size and
ready for immediate use.
The army of 115,000 men and 11.
000 officers, fixed by the house, was
considered by Secretary Weeks to
be below, ''the . safe minimum re
quirements" of the country. '
Denison Blue Sky Bill
Is Considered in .House
. Washington. April 25. The Deni
son blue sky bill.Miesigned to tighten
up state laws prohibiting the sale,
of wildcat securities, was taken up
today "by the house. Little opposition
is foreseen and the house is expected
topass it this week.
ing votes. These checks have been
turned over to the nominees as all
funds are deposited directly in the
bank by the nominee or her regular
ly appointed representative. Voting
is not in order until after the meet
ing of the candidates Thursday
In the afternoon edition of The
Bee today full instructions for thei
casting of votes, will be given. 'The
rules are simple and readily under
stood.'. Lively Contest at W. U. -:
A lively ..contest, for' the nomina
tion of the Associated Western
Union employes finally resulted in
Mrs. Paul Rigdon being nominated.
Mrs. Rigdon is a member of the wo
man's division of.thc Chamber of
Commerce, was instructor in surgical
(Turn to Pus Two. Calnma Two.l
Marriage on Record
Staged Over New York
New York, April 25. The first
aerial-radiophone wedding on record
was staged in a Fokker airplane
1,500 feet above New York City yes
terday. Friends and relatives of the
principles and the radiophone fans
within a radius of several hundred
miles heard the ritjUal. The only
old-fashioned -touch"." was the inclu
s;on of the verb "obey" with "love"
and "honor" in . the promise of the
bride. ' .:
The bride, Sara Cockcfaire, was
a nurse of a Brooklyn hospital. The
bridegroom was Albert P. Schalfke,
30, athletic director of the Veterans
mountain camp in the Upper Adiron
dacks. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Belvin W. Maynard,
winner of America's first -transcontinental
A radiophone expert was a sec
ond witness. The bride sang "I
Love You" into a wireless telephone
set as Rev. Mr. Maynard flew with
the newlyweds back to Mineola.
Second Venire Is
Called in Small Case
Waukegan, 111., April 25. (By A.
P.) With, the first venire of 100 ex-
nausted, tlie trial o Governor Len
Small adjourned tonight with only
four men in the box, one temporarily
accepted by both sides and three ten
tatively passed by the state. '
A second venire of 100 has been
called for tomorrow; Hopes enter
tained last night for speedy selection
of the jury to try the governor were
dashed today when the sum total of
yesterday's work one juror passed
bv both sides--vas dismissed after
the state had reopened his examina
tion and changeled him for cause.
VVith the first venire exhausted, court
adjourned early to permit the law-"
vers to spend the afternoon jn con
ference in an effort to agree on
points of law which are expected to
be raised tluring the trial.
Governor Small followed, the day's
proceedings carefully, sitting at his
lawyers' table where he held fre
quent whispered consultations with
C. C. Leforge. and associate council.
Osceola Family Held on
. . Charge of Having Still
Osceola Neb.. Anril 25 fSnpriat
Tcleeram.1- Norhet I.aka: Viie
and his sou, John Laska, were bound
over io district court Here today on
charges of" illegal possession of li
quor, and illegal operation of a whis
ky still. Bond, fixed at $1,500 each,
was furnished by neighboring farm
ers!;. The family was arreted about
a month ago.
Mayor of Kansas City
Declares War on K. K. K.
Kansas City, Kan., April 25.
Mayor Harry Burton of: this city
declared war today - against the Ku
Klux .Klan, branding the organiza
tion un-American, and requested that
any city employe who is a member,
resign from the klan. The mayor s
action was taken at a meeting of the
board of city . commissioners.
Norris Presents Bill
With Real Sting in It
': Washington, April 25. There is a
sting in the bill introduced today by
Senator Norris, republican, Nebras
ka. It would bar adult immigrant
honey bees seeking to enter the
Uited States from any foreign coun
try, where a bee disease is prevalent
No mention is made as to restric
tions against minor or infant bees
originating in buch foreign countries.
King Charges Proposed Duties
on Chemicals Would In
crease "Already Swollen
.z V- Fortunes.' - r
Washington, April 25. Increased
duties on" drugs, ' dyes, . inks and
paints proposed in the administra
tion tariff bill came under fire today
from senate democrats in the second
day of general debate on the mea
sure. Reviewing ' the rates in the first
schedule of the bill. Senator King,
democrat, Utah, said the increases
proposed ranged from 150 to 600
per cent; presented statistics to show
that imports of the commodities un
der discussion were negligible and
charged that the result of enactment
of the proposed duties would be to
increase . the "already . swollen for
tunes of -drug and chemical manu
facturers at the expense of the Amer
ican people," attacking what he char
acterized as the dye monopoly. Sen
ator King declared that the propa
ganda which he charged it had
circulated was "false, deceitful and
I designed to mislead the American
people for the purpose of having
erected the embargo which it suc
ceeded in obtaining' "In this connec
tion he warned corporation arid busi
ness men generally that unless they
treated the consuming public, fairly
the neople W-ould hise up in their
wrath and pull down the temple of
Serving notice on the senate that
there "would be votes on each of the
hundreds of rates in the bill. Senator
Jones of New Mexico, a democrat,
member of the finance committee,
asked members of the committee,
majority to explain on which infor
mation the majority had acted in
transferring acetic acid from the fre?
list to the dutiable list He asserted
that .there was nothing in the printed
hearings about costs of production
in either the United States or else
where" and that this case was "typ
ical" of the. action , of the majority
in drafting the bill. '-
Expedition Fails to Find
Plesiosaurus at Esquel
' Cholila, Territory of' Chubut. April
25.-(By A. P:) Martin-Sheffield's
famous plesiosaurus, if it ever ex
isted, appeared to have fled to parts
unknown. The- expedition recently
sent out from Buenos Ajres, under
the leadership" of Emilio Frey, has
been unable to . locate the animal
after many nights of watching , and
hunting around the lake near Es
quel, where Sheffield - reported he
had seen such a monster.
As a last resort. Frey exploded
11 cartridges of .dynamite in the lake
last Sunday, hoping this would force
the elusive prehistoric animal to the
surface.- This effort was without, re
sult, however, and the expedition is
Wednesday, possibly "showers;
much change in temperature.
nouny i emperatures.
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4 p. m.
5 p. tn.
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10 ft. m.
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59 1 S p. m.
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Penv-r . . .
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Lrtm D)iiamitrJ, City Kn
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17 Are Reported Killed
Fort Worth. Tes., April 25.
John J. McCain, Port Worth city
cnainaer Uud tatement tonicht
1 in twtiirh AmemrA f Hj lvA
around the rivers, which broke early
this morning and flooded the low
lands of this city, were dynamited
by unknown parties and that an in
vestigation by a grand jury would
be demanded immediately.
Fort Worth. Tex., April 25. Ser
entrm probably dead and property
damage estimated at approximately
$I.IKX).IHM). i the toll of a flood
which truck Fort Worth early to
day, sweeping before it scores of ret
ideures and small buildings, over
flowing hundreds of acres of land
and inundating several city streets.
Word reaching here tonight from
points north of Fort Worth indi
cate that a further rite is expected
and every effort was 'being made to
prevent additional loss of life and
Rescue workers are laboring tire
lessly in bringing relief to flood suf
ferers and attempting to rescue the
flood-stricken from their homes. The
entire city has united in this work.
City in Darkness.
Willi boiler rooms of the City
Power and Light company flooded,
residential Fort Worth is spending
a night in darkness. No water has
been available since early this morn
ing. The estimate of possibly 17 dead
was made by Maj. L. G. White t;
charge of Red Cross relief workers.
However, none of the local under
taking establishments has received
With the city facing a night of
darkness 500 members of the Amer
ican Legion were patroling the
streets, augmenting the police force
which was working full time in the
Ther flood is the most severe in th
history of the city,- according to old
Coming on the heels of a win'!
storm, the rainfall of which was the
heaviest in the history of Ft Worth.
the. .flood took scores of people by
surprise early this morning, the low
lands being the first to suffer. . .. At
one time water was standing" levd
with the roofs of residences.
20,000 Acres Flooded.
Chicago, April 25. Twenty thou
sand acres of land near Cairo, III.,
is completely covered with water
which is not expected tovrecede for
four weeks, according to a survey
made by Mayor Rhoads of Cairo
and received today at Central divi
sion headquarters of the American
Red Cross. Additional supplies .are
being sent to the section.
People who worked a lifetime to
support themselves ii old age have
been left destitute by the tornado
which swept over Washington coun
ty, Tennessee, according to Red
Cross reports from the district where
a survey is being made. '
At Beartfttown, 111., Red Cross of
ficials -said 100 families are being
cared for and supplies are arriving
Stromsburg Man Ends
Life; Worry Is Cause
Stromsburg, Neb.. April 25. (Spe
cial.) Charles - Holm, 55, a retired
merchant, ended his life by drinking
poison here this mqrning.-. Financial
reverses caused him to become des
pondent, it is said. Holm was last
seen-by the caretaker of a park on
the outskirts of the city.
Holm left his home early this
morninsr and boueht the ooison at
a drug store. He went to the park
ad conversed an hour or two with
tlie ' caretaker, then strolled away.
When he did not appear at home
for lunch, his family consisting of his
wife and four children, became alarm
ed and a search was made. The body
was found in a ravine. There was a
note by the body, addressed to the
wife. "I cannot live without sleep,"
it read. , '
Bill to Reimburse Builders
' of Wooden Ships Introduced
Washington, April 25. The ship
ping board would be authorized to
reimburse builders of wooden ships
for losses sustained as a result of
cancellation of government war
time contracts and abandonment of
wooden ships construction under a
bill introduced today. -Chairman
Greene of the house merchant ma
rine committee said it would be left
for the board to determine amounts
due builders through cancellation.
House Refuses to Pay
' Shipping Board Salaries
Washington, April 25. The house
again today refused to accept the
conference report on the independent
offices appropriation bill, because of
a "high salary" provision for offi
cials of the shipping board. .
Coming back in slightly modified
form after its final adoption by the
senate, the report was rejected ky
a vote of 145 to 137.
Russian Soviet Premier ' .
Recovering From Operation
Riga, April 25. (By A. P.)
Premier Lenine of soviet Russia was
operated on yesterday, says a report
from Moscow today. A bullet which
had troubled ' him for three years
was extracted from his side. Last
accounts were that the patient was
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