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The Omaha ' Daily Bee
VOL 51 NO. 270.
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OMAHA. FRIDAY, APRIL. 28, 1922.
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to U.S. Grant
Corrnmcut OffiYiaU Take
Part in Unveiling of Giant
Statue in Memory of
Coolidge Chief Speaker
f Taa jliwWrf Trr,
Wuhingion. April 21. 1 he nut
ivc brone memorial 14 Urn.
llytsci S. Grtm, the gift of the n
tmn to the nirmorv of the great
anldicr ni president, n dedicated
- tn the liotamc tiarden today win
rerrmoniei in which not only the
surviving comrade from the great
Urnrral participated, hut alo the vice
I reiidrnt rl the United Mate, unci
.1 utu e Taft and associate juMicr of
the supreme court, member of the
v kt-nate and hmic. General Perilling
' and other high officer of the army
The dedication included a parade
made up of soldiers, tailor and ma-
nnr, midshipmen from Annapolis
and cadet from West l'oint. pa
triotic ocictic and veteran in blue
ii nd gray. And when the memorial
vii unveiled by Prince Cantacu
rne, granddaughter, and Princess
Ida Caiitacuzcne, great-granddaughter
of General Grant, scores of
.igeont swooped from captivity at
the base of the great equestrian
utue and a salute of 21 guns
boomed forth at Fort Myer across
the Potomac.- v hile the "doves of
jieace" circled above the memorial
as if loath to leave the statue of
the man who brought peace to a
Uricken nation nearly 60 years ago.
"Let Ua Have Peace."
As two large American flags were
unfolded fro mthe towering figure, a
green wreath with the inscription,
Let V Have Peace," stood forth
in bold relief. It was the prayer
of General Grant delivered in Wash
ington in 1865 when he bade his
at my farewell.
Secretary Weeks, in an address
presenting the memorial to the gov
ernment on behalf of the Grant me
morial commission re-enacted this
prayer when he said at the conclu
.sion of his remarks:
"I wish the world today might
fervently voice that prayer and by
its deeds end atl strife between na
tions and 'save future generations
irom the horrors ot war.
President Harding, unable to be
present by reason of. his attendance
Grant. services at Point rieasT
ant, (XT wa represented, oy wee
President Coolidgo who delivered
the principal address and accepted
the- monument on "behalf of the
government and 'the people for the
United States." A beautiful wreath
sent by the president was placed at
the basevof the memorial, along with
others presented by the congress,
the United States supreme court,
Army of the Tennessee, Army of the
Potomac, Army of the Cumberland
and other patriotic organizations.
Tribute to Grant.
Vice President Coolidge paid a
tribute to Grant's genius as leader
of men in waf and in peace.
"As Lincoln could put truth into
words, so Grant could put truth into
action," he said. "How truly he
stands out as the great captain of
a republic. Through and through
he was genuine. He represented
"And a grateful republic," the vice
president added, "has raised this
monument, not as a symbol of war,
but a symbol of peace."
Secretary Weeks, like Mr. Cool
idge, said that all military men now
agree that General ' Grant's career
was no accident, and being the suc
cessful commander in a great war,
"he is entitled to first place among
those w'ho served with the armies he
commanded. As long as the republic
lasts he will have the admiration and
gratitude of the American people."
Secretary Weeks declared that
General Grant's prayer. "Let us have
peace," stirred the dismembered un
ion to a marked" degree and gave
hope to a gallant people who had
for and lost a cause. "
"I rejoice," he said, "that our coun
try has dared to lead in the paths
of peace and I believe it will con
tinue to do every righteous thing to
promote peace on earth and good
will among men." ' -
Secretary Denby and General
Pershing delivered a Grief address
in which they extolled the Renins of
General Grant, while Gen. Lewis C.
Pitcher, commander-in-chief of ' the
Grand Army of the. Republic, also
paid tribute to the Union leader. .
Iowa Grain Men in Dispute '
Regarding Rates to South
Kansas City, Mo., April 27. A
dispute between grain men of Sioux
City, la., and Kansas figured in a
grain rate case reviewed here yes
terdav by I. L. Koch, an examiner
for the Interstate Commerce com
mission. , i
Local grain men, through W. R.
Scott, transportation commissioner
for the Kansas City board of trade
contended that the combination rate
from Sioux City to Texas and Louis
iana points charged by the Kansas
City Southern and Cotton Belt rail
roads is lower than , the rate rom
Eansas City to the same points. It
as the argument of the Kansas
City men that these rates injured
Kansas City as a grain marketing
J. P. Haynes of Sioux City repre
sented the Iowa grain men who op
pose revision of the rate.
Decision will be announced later
I in Washington.
"Pension U. P. Employes.
Beatrice. Neb., April 27. (Spe
cial) Michael Mulcahry. boiler
washer," and ' George " Washington
Davis, car inspector, for the Union
Pacific at this point, will be retired
Saturday on pensions, having served
f vtart continuously for the com-
Say Nebraska Jurist
of China Is Cleared
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Probe, Is Report
Report Filed With Daugherty
Understood to Clear Ex
Omaha n of "Despot"
By DON ENFIELD.
Waahlnttoa (orrr.pond.nt The Bee,
Washington, April 27. (Special
jeiegram.j juage u 3. i-ooingier
of the United States court for China,
former member of the Omaha bar,
is understood to have been com
nletelv vindicated of charge of mis.
conduct in office in a report that
has been submitted to President
Harding by Attorney General
Daugherty and which is now await
ing executive approval.
Brought by Lawyer.
The charges were filed last year
by William S. Fleming, an American
lawyer, practicing in the . Chinese
Because of the extra-territorial na
ture of the court in China, the pro
ceedings against the former Omahan
were initiated with the State de
partment and referred by it to the
Department of Justice for investiga
tion. Mr. Daugherty agents nave
been at work on the inquiry for sev
eral months, during which time
judge Lobingier has been in Wash
After the charges were hied Mr.
Fleming appeared in Judge Lob-
ingier's court in the trial of a case
and ooke his mind rather freely.
He was sentenced to six months' im-
orisonment for contempt. The case
wa taken to the court of appeals sit
ting in San Francisco. During the
pendency of the appeal Judge Lob
ingier granted bail.
Judge Granted Bail.
The report of the attorney gen
eral closely follows a recent decision
of the court of appeals unanimously
sustaining the action of the lower
court on every point in the contempt
The decision was rendered by
Judge Gilbert; Judges Ross and
Hunt concurring. Two excerpts from
the opinion are as follows:
"The motion and the accompanying
affidavit were not only, disrespectful,
but were scandalous, insulting, li
belous and contemptuous. They were
a direct affront to the court and their
tendency was, obviously to obstruct
the administration of justice."
"The punishment was lawfully im
posed in the exercise of the court's
power to preserve its dignity and
decorum in the administration of
justice. The judgment is affirmed."
The motion referred to. was for a
change of venue and the affidavit
contained the charges previously
filed with the State department, v
Firm Is Bankrupt
Judge Woodrough yesterday pro
nounced the firm of Chambers
Q'Neill Wrecking company, bank
rupt, as well as the individuals, Wil
liam Chambers and Edward
O'Neill, partners. ' ' , .
Involuntary proceedings against
the firm were filed by "Western Auto
Supply company, Cook Paint com
pany and Shaffer Oil and Refining
company, creditors. Liabilities were
listed at $22,627, and assets, $9,084.
Then Chambers filed voluntary
personal petition listing his liabilities
at $26,176 and assets at $12,284, s
did O'Neill, listing his liabilities at
$22,627 and assets at $9,084.
Woman Pleads Guilty to
Murdering Her Husband
Port Orchard, Wash., April 27.
Mrs. Ruth Plumley, charged" with
first degree murder for the slaying
of her husband. Hugh C. Plumley.
withdrew her plea of not guilty and
pleaded guilty to the charge when
her case was called in superior court
here today.. - . ..
readers about ,
column in the
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Chairman McCunibcr Predict
Measure Will Be Reported
to Senate Within Next
To SidetradTTariff Bill
Itmaka Bm Imh4 M lr.
Washington, April 27. Such ati
factory progress is Icing made in
redrafting the bonus hill that Sena
tor MrCumber, North Dakota, chair
man of the finance committee, pre
dieted that the measure would be be
fore the senate- with the committee'
endorsement within a week.
The tariff will then be fid-tracked
and efforts made to put the bonus
bill through with alP"posihle speed.
It is impossible to torccast now
much time will be consumed in de
bate, but tome senators believe that
discussion will be limited.
The finance committee is trying to
keen the annual cost tf the bonus
within a $100,000,000 limit, hoping in
this way to minimize the administra
tion's opposition to the measure. They
propose to hold down the cost by lim
iting the borrowings whicn may oe
made against whatever character of
securities it is decided to give the ex
To Submit Estimate.
An informal conference of some
of the republican member of the
finance committee was held today-
Another such conference will be held
tomorrow at which time a decision
may be reached upon some of the
outstanding .features of the 1)onus
legislation. It is expected that new
estimates as to the cost of the bill,
which the proposed modifications,
will be submitted by the Treasury
department at tomorrow' meeting.
In a general way the committee
seems to have made up its mind not
in restore the cash bonus provision,
to retain the $50 maximum applicable
to those entitled to cash bonuses,
to eliminate the land settlement
feature and to modify the adjusted
cprvir certificate scheme so that it
will be more on the order of a 20
years' paid-up insurance policy, but
with some sort ot a loan provision
T!ie date when the ad
justed compensation becomes avail
able orobablv will be January, 192.1,
instead of October,. V)Zi.
' Hold Down Expense.
Tr is the nuroose of the commit
1m to make the expense of the bo
nus as light as possible during tne
first yeac . y ' ,
As to the financing of the bonus,
the committee is determined not to
impose any new tax such as a sale
tax and to have in view the use of
nrincinal or interest of the foreign
debt with possible additional author
ity for the issuance ot certificates
ot mdeoteqness ro unancc , imme
diate needs. "
Onnnsition to a cash bonus is ex
pressed by Senator. Myers of Mon
tana, democrat, in a letter to John
W. Mahan, commander of the Dis
abled Veterans of the World War
of Montana, who had forwarded
resolutions of the organization con
demning his stand on the proposi
tf. D. Rice, Hughes'
H. D. Rice died at his home. 1923
Emmet street, at 6 last night , of
pneumonia. He had been in since
last Friday. '
Mr. Rice was well known through
out Nebraska and Iowa trade terri
tosy. He was connected with Allen
Brothers wholesale grocery company
for IS years. During the last nine
years he has been with the H. J.
Hughes company, as manager of a
department. He also was an active
member of the First United Presby
terian church. -
Surviving him are his widow and
two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Burrell",
and Gladys. '
Rudolph Held Not
V Guilty of Murder
'"liot guilty" was the verdict re
turned by a jury which has been
hearing the case of William Rudolph,
charged with the murder of James
Slapnickain Judge Leslie's court.
The defense contended that the
shot which killed Slapnicka was fired
by some one outside the shack at
6312 Railroad avenue, where Slap
nicka met his death on February 3.
The jury brought in its verdict after
a short deliberation yesterday after
noon. - .
Slayer of MissourFarmer
Sentenced to Be-Hanged
Popular Bluff, Mo., April 27.
Nicholas Campbell, an ex-soldier and
a former inmate of an insane asylum
in California, was found guilty of
having slain Carl Herman, a recluse
farmer who lived near Hunter, Mo.,
and was sentenced by a jury in cir
cuit court to be hanged. The date
of execution, the judge announced,
will probably be fixed tomorrow.
Campbell's defense was insanity.
He admitted on the stand he had
killed Herman, following a quarrel
over the world war, January 28, aft
er he had accused Herman of hav
ing pro-German sympathies.
Company Names Officers
Schuyler, Neb., April 27. (Special
Telegram.) The recently reorgan
ized Wells, Abbott, Nieman Co.,
Inc., millers elected officers here
Selecting D. W. Killeen. president;
W. F. Nieman, vice president: R.
O. Browneil, secretary. M. J. Hig
gins, treasurer. The incorporation
articles will be filed in a day or so
authorizing a capital of $300,000. -
G. 0. P. Convention to
Have 1,000 Delegates
Lincoln, April 27. The republican
siate convention to be held in Augukt
probably will contain about I.OW)
delegates, one at large for each
county and one for every JSC ot'
rt for Harding and Coolidge in
I9J0, according to Charles A. Me
Cloud, chairman of the Uie central
committee, dicussing the meeting
here today. He said Lincoln "prob
ably would he the convention city."
The committee, which meet hert
May 11. will discus convention
plans and deride upon representa
tion. Mr. Mc Cloud stated. Congress
man Graham of Illinois, principal
speaker at the committee meeting,
will make his address in the evening,
according to plan.
Three Injured as
Deck of Excursion
v Vessel Collapses
Portion of Steamer in Presi
dent Harding's Fleet on
Ohio River Gives Way
Cincinnati, April 27. According
to the Cincinnati police, 28 (persons
were injured in the collapse ot the
deck on the steamer Island' Queen,
while on the voyage to Point Pleas
ant, O. The most seriously in
jured, according to the police, is
Wilbur Morgan, 15, a student of
Manchester, whose back is probably
Bf Th Auoclatcd Preu.
Point Pleasant. O.. April 27.
President Harding's adventure a 30-
niile voyage up the Ohio river to
participate in the one hundredth
birthday anniversary ot uen. urant,
narrowly escaped serious disaster
when part of the third deck of the
steamer Island Queen crashed to the
deck below, carrying with it gome
200 persons. Only half a minute's
warning by cracking timbers gave a
school children's band and many oth
ers on the deck below time to get
from under she crashing deck. Only
three persons were injured.
That the president and Mrs. Hard
ing and other distinguished person
ages in the presidential party were
not aboard the Island Queen was due
to advice of government inspectors
late last night. They advised against
the president making the trip on the
old pleasure boat because of its con
dition. Consequently, the president
and his party were assigned to the
Cayuga, a government boat, which
led the flotilla of seven steamers from
Cincinnati bearing between ten and
fifteen thousand people.
, Three. Injured.
The injured were.' '" r'-'' '
' Wilbur Morgan, Manchester, O,
cut about the head, not serious.
Richard Armstrong, Bethel, O.;
Lieut. Eugene Wetherly of the Cin
cinnati police department, cut by
They were ofi the second deck
front immediately under the deck
The river flotilla was passing New
Richmond, U., seven miles below
Point Pleasant. '
The Cayuga, with the president
aboard, leading the procession, had
cleared the village. New Richmond
citizens, however, did not know "of
the change in plans which put the
president aboard the Cayuga. They
began firing rockets as the Island
Queen, with its 3,000 passengers
came abreast. Those on board crowd
ed to the-front decks to" witness the
spectacle ashore. Bands aboard were
playing and everybody was in high
Out ot a clear sky there came the
crashing and grating of timbers
under the feet of the 300 on the
third declf. They felt the floor sink.
They stood silent, awe-struck for
half a minute. Then came a deafen
ing crash. The entire front deck
dropped. Still there was no panic.
Remember school Boys.
Those who went down with the
deck remembered the Manchester,
(O.) school boys band had been play
ing immediately under them. There
were 52 boys and girls, many boys
in knee trousers. Were they killed?
As the 300 scrambled from , the
crushed deck,' the one question on
all lips was: "Are the band boys
all killed? The question was asked
in whispers. - '
But ' the half minute s warning
saved the boys. At the first crash
they began to scurry toward the
stern.- Isome did not make it m
time and were caught, but the chairs
on which they had been seated held
the load for a second and that was
long enough to pertriit them to crawl
to safety before the tons of timber
and human weight crushed the
chairs. , . '
The crash of the falling deck re
sounded from bow to stern. Many
thought the steamer was sinking.
Others , thought the boilers had ex
ploded., Women fainted and became
hysterical. Children screamed and
men appeared awe-struck. One girl
attempted to jump overboard. Of
ficers caught her. .
Band Continues Playing.
The 11th division band was on the
deck immediately above, but which
did not extend all the way over the
ill-fated deck. They heard the crash
and saw the deck drop. True to their
military training, not a bandsmen
stirred. They werev playinig a. soft
air and sensing the situation, the di
rector immediately struck up a live
ly tune in which ech member put
his entire,energy. The music drown
ed out the cries of children and hys
terical women. It no doubt had
great effect in preventing panic
throughout the forward decks.
Officiers immediately, constructed
dead lines on the second deck after
getting all toward the stern, and be
gan to search the debris for any that
might have been caught. " In less
than 10 minutes they 'were able to
assure the passengers that no one
was caught under the fallen deck or
had been killed. Physicians and
Red Cross nurses attended the in
The Women Are Uniting
Voting in Tour Contest
Begins With Enthusiasm
Bonus of 1,000 Ballots Offered by Peters Trust Com-
pany Today as Prize Candidates and Managers
i Meet at' Hotel Fontenelle Movies of Devas-
tated France Will Be Shown.
Voting began yesterday with a rush
in the Omaha Bee contest for repre
sentation in the National Good Will
Delegation which is to go to France
under the auspices of the American
committee of which Miss Anne
Morgan is chairman. '
Spurred by an enthusiastic meet
ing at Hotel Fontenelle yesterday,
which was attended by the candi
dates and their managers, a big ef
fort is being made by all the con
testants to win the' bonus offered by
the Peters Trust company of 1,000
votes to be divided equally among
the first four who receive 1,000 votes
in their individual .canvasses.
The announcement of this special
bonus caused several candidates to
come to the meeting with their 1,000
votes already secured; and in order
that all the others -might have an
equal chance it was decided by the
committee that anyone who pre-
sented her 1,000 votes as a result of
the first day's canvass should also
receive a bonus of 250 votes..
Confident of Success.
Many of the candidates assured
the committee- that they would not
only poll all the votes they would
need individually to . assure their
going to France, but enough in ad
dition to help some other candidate
win the trip. ; i
Motion pictures snowing condi
tions in France in' the areas most
severely affected by the war were
shown at the meeting. The films
depicted not only - the remarkable
Stormy Scenes Mark
Meet of Dail Eireann
Dublin, April 27. (By .'A. P.)
Debate in the. Dail Eireann today
provoked stormy scenes. .Arthur
Griftin asserted that on the eve of
the London negotiations resulting in
the Anglo-Irish treaty, Eartionn de
Valera had asked Griffith to extri
cate him from the "straight jacket
of the republic." Mr. De Valera de
scribed this as a "lie'-' and. turmoil
Twelve Injured When Gas
Explosion Wrecks Store
Fort Worth, Tex.. April 27.
Twelve . persons were seriously in
jured and property damage estimated
at $100,000, resulted when a gas ex
plosion wrecked a grocery store here
The explosion was caused bv a
leak in a gas pipe in the basement. !
according to Henry JJingee, mana
ger ot the store. '-
Nearly a score of shoppers were
in the store when the accident oc
curred. . ,
The Romance of
a Million Dollars
A sensational . new Blue
Ribbon s e r i a 1 story.
The Sunday Bee
If she's In earnest, we
Can see his finish.
work already accomplished bv the
American Committee for Devastated.
t ranee in helping the stricken people,
especially the babies and the children.
in those districts in which it is
working, but also the need for the
continued effort which the commit
tee plans as a result of the contest
here and in other cities.
After the meeting the delegates
and their managers were entertained
at luncheon as the guests of The Bee.
The tables were, beautifully decorat
ed with flowers furnished by Hess
& Swoboda, and after-the candidates
had been photographed in group the
flowers were divided among them as
an expression of good will on the
part of the florist.
Beginning Saturday morning the
result of ' each day's tally' will be
carried in The Bee, showing the total
number of votes polled in the con
test as well as the number credited
to each candidate in the race.
Time Is Extended. '
In offering the bonus for the first
day's voting, it was decided by the
committee that while the Omaha
candidates will be judged by the
number of votes recorded at the close
ot banking hours today the repre
sentatives of the nearby towns who
are competing, are to have, because
of their distance from the city, until
Monday -at the close of banking
hours in which to raise the 1.000
votes for the winning of the bonus.
full instructions for, voting-are
parried on page 11. -
Against Fraternity -
Lincoln, April '27. (Special.)
Acts ot vandalism charged , against
the Delta Sigma Delta fraternity by
Mary O. Brooks, owner of a house
leased to the Greek society in a $2,
980 damage suit filed in district court
Damaged woodwork until it must
be replaced. f :'.
Filled walls with holes. 1 f
Damaged and tore down paper on
walls. ' .'.:' "-.
' Left only one hinge on swinging
door between dining room and kit
chen. Every detachable electric fixture
left at the same time-the fraternity
The house was leased for a year,
she charges, but the fraternity didn't
occupy it the full time. ,
Requisition Papers for
Anna Stubbs Are Granted
, Lincoln, April 27. Requisition
papers for Anna Stubbs, arrested at
Kansas City for alleged child steal
ing, were granted by the governor
office today. The. child is an off
spring of the accused, but had been
legally adopted by' an Omaha" family,
according to records. Later,., it is
alleged, Anna Stubbs, at the point of
a revolver, forced the foster parents
to relinquish the child to her.
Amundsen Abandons Plans
for Cross-Country Flight
Seattle. April ' 27. Capt. ' Roald
Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, has
abandoned his plan for an air flight
from New York to Seattle and left
New York Tuesday by raN for Seat
tle to supervise the outfitting of his
exploration ship, the Maud, his repre-
cnfif lira lira i r- nMitnrl
Confer on Reply
to Russ Proposals
Document to Inform Russians
What Allies Ready to Offer
to Be Resumed.
Genoa, April 2?.-(By A. .P.)
Prime Minister Lloyd George today
invited Foreign Minister Schanzer of
Italy. Vice Premier Barthou of
France and Foreign Minister Jaspar
of Belgium to meet him at the Villa
De Albertis to reach an understand
ing ove the document to te ad
dressed to the Russians in reply to
the Russian counter proposals.
This document will contain not
only what is asked of the Russians
but also what the allies are ready to
offer them. ,
The subcommittee on Russian 'at
fairs will meet Friday to discuss this
document and approve it in its final
form. ' y ! -
According to the socialist organ,
Lavora. a plenary session of the con
ference will be held on Monday to
pass resolutions already approved by
several of the commissions.
Paris. April 27.-(By A. P.)-
Premier Poincare today submitted to
the cabinet the proposition, from
Premier Lloyd George of Great
Britain to convene the supreme coun
cil at Genoa. Consideration of the
question was put over in (Order that
further information might be ob
tained from Vice Premier Barthou,
head of the French delegation at
Belgian Soldier Recalled.
Brussels. April 27.-(By A. P.)
A number of Belgian soldiers on
furlough, have been recalled to the
colors with the obiect of strenerthen-
insr the occupation troops in Ger
many, which, in- view of recent in
cidents, are considered to be of in
sufficient strength. New arrange
ments are to be made in concert with
the -French. '
To Resume Relations.
London. April 27. Diplomatic re
lations between Germany and Rus
sia will be resumed immediately, in
accordance with the treaty signed at
Rapallo, says a Central News , dis
patch from Berlin.
The first German ambassador to
the soviet government will be pro
fessor A. Bernhard Wiedenfeld,
while Leonid Krassin will represent
Russia in Berlin.' :
Two Operations on Lenine.
Riga. Latvia, April 27. The Lat
vian government telegraph agency
says that Nikolai Lenine, the bol
shevik premier, underwent two op
erations, two days apart. The sec
ond Operation was necessary to ex
tract a bullet splinter, which was not
removed during the first operation.
Prohably rain Friday; not much
change in temperature.
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.'over Bouts Ruohed to Aid o(
Victim Louisiana Fam
ilies Flee Before Rush '
Several Towns Flooded
Natchei. Mis.. April 27. Power
b'At sent from Natches arrived at
Junks this afternoon and are now
engaged in rescuing women and
children. The force of the flood wa
ters from the river is so great that!
house of the village are being swept
Atlanta. Ca.. April 27. More than
4,000 flood refugees are being cared
for in three camps established it
Hsrrisburg and Martinsville. La and
Natchez. Miss., according to reports
to headquarter of the southern di
vision of the Red Crocs in Atlanta
New Orleans. La.. April 27. A
break in the Mississippi river levee
occurred at Poydrat, about 10 miles
south of New Orleans today. Early
reports are that a section of the
levee about 100 feet long blew out
and that approximately 350 families
tre fleeing before the flood waters.
Povdras :s on the east bank ot the
river, and the break, unless checked.
is expected to cover a Urge area just
below the city.
New Orleans. La.. April 27. A a
result of a breaking of the levee of
the Mississippi river near Ferri(,iy.
La., eight of 10 small communities, as
far north as Sicily Island, alongthe
Missouri Pacific railroad are inun
dated. The towns of Panola, Junks,
Clayton and other communities will
have 20 feet of water within 24 hour,
Train crews have rensoved from
the stricken area all men, women and
children who could be reached.
Flood Waters Pour In.
Natchez. Miss.. April 27. Flood
waters of the Mississippi river, pour
ing through a rapidly widening crcv
ice in the Wecama levee, this morn
ing reached and entered the town -ot
Fcrriday, La., four miles from the
Six other towns, including Vi
dalia, of about 2,000 population, are .
in the immediate pafh of the flood
waters released when the break oc
curred suddenly at the Wecama levee .
ii Concordia parish late yesterday.
It was Certain today that the inun
dation would cover all of that par
ish, a large part of Tensas, a part cf
Catahoula and posibly a part of
Franklin and Avoyelles parishes. No
hope is held of stopping the flow of
Every available boat in Natchez
has hastened to the affected territory
and arrangements were being made
today to' care for all refugees arriv-,
ing here. Vidalia, about eight miles
from Ferriday, the nearest town to
the Crevice, is just across the river
. (Turn to Ps Two, Column Four.) .; .
Gets Soaking Rain
Ellsworth, Neb.. April 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Since Monday night
rain and snow has fallen constantly
in this section and the western part
of the state with no evident pros
pect of cessation. There has been
no freezing weather at any time. The
lakes are full to overflowing and the
valleys are practically covered to the
grass tops with an abundance of
Chappell, Neb., Aprii 27. (Spe
cial.) An inch and a half of rain
fell here which is an immense boon .
to the wheat crop. ; ;
Lodgeoole. Neb.. Anril 27. (Soe-
cial.) A good general rain prevails
over this locality... Its value to pas
tures and spring grain cannot be
estimated. Much of the winter wheat
is beyond help, and will be plowed i
up and the ground put to corn.
Beatrice. Neb.. Aoril 27. ("Sneciaf
Telegram.) Rain has fallen' in this
section most of the day. srivinz the
ground a good soaking. The weath
er is cold, but farmers say it is ideal
for the winter wheat.
Excavation for Capitol
Is Started at Lincoln
Lincoln.' ' Aoril 27. Excavation
work for the foundation of Nebras
ka's new capitol started today, a
caterpillar truck drawing a large
stermshovel into the furrow plowed
by Governor McKelvie nearly two
weeks ago at the ceremonies attend
ing the first breaking of ground.
Two other shovels soon will be in
operation,, according to the contrac
Self-dumping cars are hauling
away the dirt, the first of which Is
being used to fill in some new yard
made by the Burlington railroad. ,
Federal Judge Rules Men '
Have Right to Quit Work
Kansas City, Mo., April 27. Men
have the right to quit work when
they please and the state is without
power to inquire into their reasons
for quitting, United States District
Judge John C. Pollock said here to
day in the course of a hearing in
his, court on a petition for a perma
nent injunction against, the opera
tion of the Kansas industrial court7
by the United Mine Workers of
War Finance Loans.
Washington. April 27. (Special
Telegram.) The war finance cor
poration announces that from April
24 to April 26 it appointed ad
vances for agricultural and livestock
puroosr as follows: Iowa, $12,000:
South Dakota, f 110,000,