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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 271.
INM m riM Uttlw JS. IMS.
OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 1, 1922.
M IHUI M llHW, UN atlM aw.
M l HUM ' M , Mt '. M,
On. Chang Tfu Liu Win
ictory at Macbang; Ameri
can Legation HequeU
Martial Law in Pekin
Ity lb AmhiiM rrH.
Iicntsin, China. April 30. Ac
tuating to a coninuiniiation Uuca
here today, (Jen. t hane To Lin h
von a victory in the fighting at Ma
thing. It i claimrd the com
munication that lien. Wu IVi ru
lost several hundred men killed,
wounded or made prUoner. It is
added that Chang Tso Lin also suf
Pekin. ' April 3D. Martial law
u.i declared in Pekin today.
Thi armix nf On ( llJIlff TsO
l.in and Gen. Wu Tel Fu (ought
continuously throughout Sunday.
J he fighting centered around Chang
sinticn. 12 miles distant. A gov
ernment communique says Chang
Tso Lin was victorious in the fight
ing at Machang.
The American legation ha re
quested Wahington to send another
varship to Tientsin.
at Three Main Points
By CHARLES D. DAILEY.
ePJ right. Kit.
Tientsin, April 30. Heavy fight
ing continues at three points, but
the heaviest is at Changsintien. There
U much action southwest of Lang
ftng, and the struggle for the canal
also continues. On the whole no
important changts have been made
in the general lines, though it is im
possible to get details from either
The fighting consists chiefly of
rile and machine gun firing across
the waterways, indicating that
neither side is able to effect a cross
ing. , .
Heavy troop movements continue
through Tientsin, both to Langfang
and Mcchang. I have been unable
M learn the progress of Gen. Wu
l'cr Fu's troops from Honan and
Unpen, by two routes.
British Volunteers Mobilized.
The French gunboat Graonne has
arrived at Tientsin. The Fifteenth in
fantry has arranged to co-operate
with the British troops patrolling
the British- concessions. A. British
volunteer corps was mobilized Slin
ky., ami. anA nutriment were is-
sued, and they were ordered to re
port for ditty" Monday afternoon.'
It has been established that Gen.
Chang Tso Lin began his attack
Thursday evening. Gen. Wu Pei
Fu had less than half his troops in
position, but sent the Twenty-sixth
division into action Friday, west of
Although no details have been re
ceived it is believed that Gen. Wu
Pci Fu launched his main attack
rgainst Gen. Cchang Tso Lin south
west of Lang Fang, about midwsy
between Pekin and Tientsin.
The Fengtien troops under the
command of Gen. Chang Tso Lin's
ton are held at that point, and Gen
eral Wu is believed to have struck
in the center of the right flank.' It
w also believed that beginning at 3
Saturday afternoon, GenWu struck
at the right flankaT Chang Sing
Tien, a few miles south of Pekin.
In addition to railway transporta
lion behind his line. General Chang
lias taken the waterway for a battle
line. In the north, where the prin
cipal attack -centers, the 'northern
;irmv is between two parallel canals
which makes a flanking movement
more difficult, but, if successful, the
attack will roll General Chang back
to Tientsin. Also, if the center is
broken. General Chang will , be.
turned back on Tientsin. This i3
believed to be General Wu's strategy,
since it will probably result in for
eign intervention, thus giving Gen
eral Wu a tactical victory with a
minimum of effort. " .
General Wu arrived in Paotingfu
while I was there Wednesday. Gen
eral Hsung, chief -of staff, told me
the plan of attack, illustrating it with
diagrams. He said hostilities were
to begin immediately. ;
Former Minister Held
on Charge of Murder
Lbs Angeles, April 30. Herbert
Wilson, former minister and evan
gelist, was held to answer a charge
of murder for the death of Herbert
R. Cox, following a preliminary
Wilson i charged with shooting
Cox while .they and Eddie O'Brien
were attempting to escape from the
county jail April 9, where the three
were being held on charges of rob
bing the mails. -
The federal grand jury recitly
indicted Wilson and O'Brien who is
awaiting transportation to Toledo,
O., for trial on the mail robbery
charge, with attempting to break
jail. . , - N..--'Vr-v
San Francisco Hotels
Plan Radios in Rooms
San Francisco, April 30. Table
etiquette is rapidly passing at one
of the leading San Francisco hotels
since it installed radio telephones on
each of the 70 tables in one of its
dining rooms. Diners now eat with
one elbow on the table to support
a hand holding a telephone receiver
to an ear.
The divers listen to one of several
concerts that are broadcast and
picked up by the hotel's receiving
set. The principal hotels of the city
already have or are making prepara
tions to have radio telephones in
stalled in their dining rooms anJ
also i their guest rooms.
Attempt Made to Kil
Riga. April 30. (By A. P.'-An
attempt was made tu ataiuaie the
members of the Kustian soviet com
n.iition requisitioning church treas
ures at Tver, on the right bank of
the Volga river, it was reported in
toilet official iiuartcra here today.
While the commission was carry
ing out it requisition, according to
the report, a member of the "black
hundred" threw a bomb into the Ca
thedral of the Transfiguration, an
ancient edifice of rare beauty built
in lcift. No, one was injured, but
the explosion shattered many ancient
statues and windows and the main
doors were turn from thrir hinges.
Extension of War
Finance Loans Is
' Urged lv Mcver
Report ' on Recent WVf-tcrii
, Trip Says Agricultural Out
look Appears of Un
tiMMh Vh i.a4 wire.
Washington. April 30. Extension
for six months of the authority of
the War Finance corporation to
make loans for agricultural pur-
poses is advocated by Eugene Mey
er, jr.. managing director of the
War Finance corporation, in a report
to President Harding.
The report deals with Mr. Mey
er's recent trip through the agricul
tural and livestock districts of the
west, which was made at the request
of the president.
Mr. Meyer declares that the agri
cultural outlook appears to be one of
unusual promise for the coming sea
son and that his western trip fur
nished him evidence that "the se
vere and unprecedented, depression
which dealt such a hard blow to the
agricultural interests is in sonic sec
tions of the country already a thing
of the past, that in other sections it
is rapidly passing and that every
where hope and confidence arc tak
ing the place of the despair which
six months ago was so widely preva
lent." Besides recommending a six
month's extension of the authority of
the War Finance corporation, Mr.
Meyer proposes a number of amend
ments to present laws with a view
to the development of more ade
quate system of agricultural and live
stock financing. The power of the
War Finance corporation to make
loans expires on July 1.
Mr. Meyer will appear on Wed
nesday before the house committee
on banking and currency to present
his recommendations for legislation.
Causes Rum Raid
Writes Letter to Sergeant Wil
liams When Lad Comes
A letter signed "A Broken-Hearted
Mother," received by Police Sergeant
Frank Williams, resulted in the
arrest of Dave Gaard, 5761
North Forty-third avenue. Gaard
was charged with operation of a
still, illegal posssesion of liquor and
'(The broken-hearted mother said
in her letter that the Gaard home is
the hangout for young men of the
neighborhood and that her boy
came 1iome drunk at 1 a. m., follow
ing a visit to the Gaard home," Ser
geant Williams said.
Mrs. Gaard and their 10-year:old
son, Edwin, also were taken into
custody. They were held for juve
"The still doesn't belong to my
dad." said Edwiu. 'It belongs to a
The still, mash and 15 gallons of
whisky were found m a small sued
about 30 feet from the Gaard home.
A patrol wagon load of cases of
beer, whisky and empty bottles was
hauled from the Gaard place.
The .Gaard home is located in a
secluded spot in the Bedford hills
district, where a neighborhood feud
recently resulted in the death of Roy
Ward. : :-
Three Known Killed
in New York City Fire
New York. April 30. Three are
known to be dead and more than
15 persons were . injured in a -fire
.which destroyed a four-story frame
tenement in the Richmond hills dis
trict. Mrs. Cunningham, 65; Edith Kron
enberg, 9, and an unidentified wom
an are known dead.
Towir Election Scandal
at Bennington Settled
Bennington's village election scan
dal is no more. Upon order of Dis
trict Judge Rcdick, the village board
has counted the votes cast in the
election April 4 and certificates have
been issued to the winners.
Henry Oft. Henry Jipp, John
Peterson and Gus Bunz fifed a peti
tion for a writ of madamus to com
pel this action by the board. A hear
ings on the petition before Judge
Redick disclosed that the board had
A v a i 1 a b 1 eh& v&V
Owr $r0.000.000 to lie
Placed at Pipotal of Sovirt
Under Terms of Franco
Reds Are Dissatisfied
By HENRY WALES. !
tPrisM IB-J. I
i a. ...i M m ... .i.... e ;n t
000,000 will be available as credit
toward reconstruction of Russia, ac
cording ttv the combined Franco
Dritish draft of conditions which are
Mill under dicuion.
This sum is composed of $100.-
000,000 from the capital of the inter-
national consortium, $117,500,000 1
from Great Britain direct, $4,000,000 j
from Japan and $-'-'.500,000 from I'xH-
gum), irance and Italy win increase .
i this total with deliveries of seed,
i agricultural machinery and rolling .
, Unless the powers get together and
accept Russia's oficrson debts and
credits, the soviet government will
withdraw its concession, according
to a note written April -0. This
was stated in a note of protest to the
president of the conference today.
The ttd delegates complained that
Russia hud been kept in ignorance
regarding what the conference was
doing the last five days, and de
manded an immediate explanation
and the vacceptaucc of their proposi
tions. Preamble Adopted.
.Incensed by this note, the French
and British delegates together today
adopted a preamble and 3 of 12 ar
ticles in a combined draft.
The $100,000,000 international cor
poration, arranged in Paris during
February, promises to aid Russia
through five contributing powers,
Great Britain, France. Italy, Bel
gium and Japan.
The Cannes "no propaganda" con
dition has been stretched to include
not only propaganda against for
eign governments and social systems,
but auainst territorial frontiers, ex
cept those in eastern Europe. This
has aroused a long, bitter fight, and
M. Bratiano. premier of Koiimania
has sought to prevent the reds from
fomentiiiE dissatisfaction with the
Bucharest government in Bessarabia.
Reduction of war debts was refer
red to a committee to fix the pcrcent-
aee by which they will be written
down. Mr. Lloyd George suggested'
referring the reduction to arbitrators
named by the United States supreme
court or the league ot nations, rrc'
war debts -.were- also referred- to the
France Offers Machinery.
A preamble of the conditions states
that Great Britain will ask parlia
ment to increase the $114,400,000
authorized under the trade facilities
act to loan investors in Russia.
France is unable to promise finan
cial aid, owing to the reconstruction
of its devastated regions, but offers
seed, tractors, 1,200 locomotives, 35,
000 freight cars and 3,500 passenger
Italy promises financial co-opera
tiort and aid in reorganizing rail and
water transportation in Russa and
the reorganzation ot agricultural re
Japan has a credit of $4,000,000 to
aid the Japanese industries in Russia,
Belgium voted a credit of $22,500,-
000 to aid its exporters dealing with
Russia. - -
According to a British anonunce
ment. London wants a meeting of
the supreme council held prior to
May. 31, instead of afterwards, as
Premier Poincare suggested, so as
not to face a fait accompli in violi-
tion of the Versailles treaty if Ger
many fails to execute reparations
payments. Lloyd George is still in
sistent upon holding a supreme
council meeting in Genoa on the
krountls that all powers interested
are represented here. .
50 Poultry Meetings Held in
Thayer County Since June
Deshler, Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) More than 50 poultry meet
ings have been held in Thayer coun
ty since farm bureau work was be
gun last June Several thousand
people -have attended the meetings.
Only 25 persons out pf the 600 who
attended the first meetings reported
feeding a dry mash ration. Hundreds
are now following this method. One
farmer reports getting five times as
many eggs this winter by following
the method. Others report splen
did results. Thirty flocks are en
rolled in - accredited flock work.
ThescA flocks brought in a return of
$4,149.02 during the months of No
vember, December, January and
February. One accredited flock
owner in the last seven months had
a return of $1,500.
Accredited flocks here have made
a better record on an average than
the 243 flocks of the other 34 coun
ties of the state. ' Only one other
county has as many engaged in this
work as Thayer county.
A poultry association has recent
ly been organized with a member
ship of 100. A directory has been
compiled and an edition of 2,000
Telephone Employes at
Alliance Give Program
; Alliance, Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) Employes of the Northwest
ern Bell Telephone company. have
given a series of educational enter
tainments before local organizations,
including the Rotary and Lions clubs
and the Woman's club. The pro
grams consisted of motion pictures
portraying the manufacture of the
telephone instrument and equipment,
demonstrations by operators on a
miniature switchboard and vaudeville
sketches showing some of the
troubles of "hello" girls.
Race Horses Brought
at R' ord Rail Speed
. cars of race horses from
.iV -na to Omaha to participate in
.' ..' ... k.i.i aii
!ar-Kett field June 3 to 17.
The khipmrnt. handled over the!
Union Pacific, vas made in .'3
hours and .'4 minutes between Ogdni
and Omaha, a dtttanci of W imlei
I II lime taken by the fatet limited
in traversing this dUtanre is 27 1-2'.
The time from I.os Antrles to'
i Omaha was S3 hours, or seven hours
irk inan ine Time irqmrca uy iai-
ct paenger train. f
Man Munlcrccl at
Is Bullet RicMlccl
' Former Caupcr (Wyo.) Man,
Said to Have Wort Sum at
j Card, Found Durifd
! in Sand.
Valentine, Xcb., April 30.--(Spe-cial
Telegram.) The body of George
Dallis, 35, was found in a canyon
about a mile from Valentine this
morninir lvinz face down and cov
ered over with an inch or two of i
sand. There were six bullet wounds
in the body. From the appearance .
of the body he had been killed Sat-1
urday night and the body placed in
the shallow grave. !
Dallis had been in V alcntine for
several days coming here from Nor
folk. It is reported that he was a
gambler and had won a considerable
sum in this city. A search of his
pockets revealed a check for $500
and two diamond rings, but" no cash.
County officials are of the opinion
that he was robbed. i
The meager clues officials have ob-1
tained are being run down pending
the arrival of bloodhounds from .
Dallis is said to have lived in Cas-
per. Wyo., before moving- to Nor-
Lincoln. Neb., April 30. (Special
Telegram.) State Sheriff Gus Hy
crs detailed two of his deputies to
Valentine to investigate the murder
of George Dallis following a re
quest of the county sheriff for assist
ance. "Bud" HyervSherifPs
Son, Weds in Bluffs
Lincoln. April 30. (Special Tele
gram.) State . Sheriff Gus Hyers
lost a son yesterday for a . short
while and when the prodigal re
turned found that he had gained a
daughter as well. The occasion was
(tie marriage of "Bud" Hyers to a
T.inrnln Hrl in Council Bluffs.
Young Mr. Hye'rj went to Omaha
Sunday and thence to Council Bluffs.
He obtained a marriage license and
returned to Lincoln. The Lincoln
minister was forocd to decline offi
ciating- unless a Nebraska license
Rut marriaee licenses are mar-
ria ere licenses, so "Bud" and his
bride-to be stepped into their auto
moble and whized to Council Bluffs
where the ceremony wer performed
at the First Christian church Sun
day. the state sheriff congratulated th
pair on their return and everybody
was happy. "
The occasion brought, to the sher
iff's mind a published statement that
his daughter, now Mrs. Huber, wife
of a Lyman (Colo.) banker, had
eloped. Mr. and. Mrs. Hyers were
oresent at the wedding, which , was
arranged in advance and without
Woman and Child
Struck by Autos
Two automobile accidents were re
ported to police Saturday afternoon.
Patricia Price, 3 1-2. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. V. T. .Price, was play
ing on the sidewalk in front of her
home at 2461 North Forty-seventh
street, when an automobile said by
police to bear license tag number
1-20382 and driven by a Mr. Back
lund, swerved to avoid a boy on a
bicycle, crashed up over the curb
onto the sidewalk and struck the
The child suffered a fracture of
the left collarbone and bruises about
the head and body. She was taken
to Metho'dist hospital.
Miss Edith Cliffton. 4522 Izard
street, was hit by a coupe driven by
an unidentified motorist at Sixteenth
and Dodge streets. She suffered
bruises and cuts but was able to
walk away from the scene. The
motorist kept on going without offer
ing any assistance, according to the
Judge Refuses Guilty
Plea of Girl; Says
Colorado Pleasure Mad
Denver, April 30. Judge Charles
C. Butler of the district court d:-
dined to accept the plea of guilty
offered by Ruth Locke, 18, arrested
April 21 while attempting to saw her
way into a woman s apparel store
here. Instead Judge Butler criticised
the people of Colorado for foreet-
ing the duty they owe to the young
people of the state."
Colorado is pleasure mad, de
clared Judge Butler. "It's a shame
that girls between the ages of 16 and
21 have to be sent to the penitentiary.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
are being spent every month in the
mad quest for excitement. In the
heat of the race many young people
fall from grace, and a surprising
number of them are young girls.
Then, after they have broken the law
in pursuit of pleasure, they are sent
Constituents Worried Ahout
Genuineness of Securities
Following Charges Against
Oroab Bre Tlstd Wlr.
Washington, April 30. Congress
men are being besieged by their con
stituents throughout the country by
letters and telegrams for assurances
about the genuineness of their' Lib
erty bond holdings.
Constant repetition of charges,
despite official denials that the coun
try is flooded with duplicate bonds,
has precipitated a flood of inquiries.
When Representative Johnson, South
Dakota, declared a few days ago that
the duplicate bond holdings would
aggregate $400,000,000 the inquiries
began to increase and denials from
the treasury do not stem the flow.
Almost every member of the sen
ate and house is receiving messages
from' individuals and trustees of es
tates who have large bond holdings.
AH are fearful lest their bonds may
Members have directed that re
plies be sent in each case quoting
Secretary Mellon as authority for the
statement that there is no flood of
duplicate bonds and that the people
need have no tear of the value ot
their bonds.. He has repeatedly said
that whenever a duplicate does turn
un from the lot discovered early in
the war, it will be promptly honored
bv the government.
The anxiety ot the public, it is
believed, will add impetus to the dc
mand for an official investigation into
the Johnson charges.
Firemen to Donate
$1,500 for Chris Hald
Employes of the Omaha fire de
partment have agreed to contribute
$5 each to defray the expenses of
an attorney for Chris Hald, fireman.
3325 North Thirty-sixth avenue, who
is charged with manslaughter, ac
cording to Battalion Chief Dempsey.
Hald is alleged to have caused the
death. of Roy Ward. 3405 North
Thirty-seventh street, in a quarrel
Saturday, April 22. Ward was struck
in the eye by the barrel of revol
ver in the hand of Hald, it is charged.
Dempsey estimated that the con
tributions would bring $1,500 as
there are 30p firemen in the city. At
torney Eugene D. O'Sullivau has
been retained as defense counsel, he
Omaha Teacher Divorced
'From Lincoln Physician
Mrs. Bertha L. Smith, wife of Dr.
A. L. Smith of Lincoln, and a teach
er in Central High school, ' was
awarded a divorce, $7,000 alimony,
and $200 a month for the care of her
son, Arthur Lawrence, 6, by District
Judge Sears Saturday..
If Mrs. Smith marries again before
her son is 21, the monthly alimony
will be automatically reduced to $100.
Dr. Smith also is ordered to main
tain a $10,000 life insurance policy in
favor of his son. i
Pool Halls Closed
Alliance. Xcb.. April 30. (Special.)
The merry click of pool and bil
liard balls has been indefinitely si
lenced in Alliance through the action
of the city council, which has refused
to renew licenses to the five pool
hall establishments in the city,
Thought the Genoa
a Milch Cow
in Alliance Shot
Police Fire on Two Men Flee-
ins With Auto Tires Stolen
From Farmers Store.
Alliance. Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) Jesse Boyd, teamster, is in
the county jail with a bullet wound
in his left thigh and Harvey Shep
herd, Burlington store department
employe, occupies a nearby cell as
the result of a burglary and attempt
The men were arraiomed for pre
liminary hearing in county court and
both pleaded guilty to charges of
burglary in connection with the
theft of two automobile tires from
the store room of the Farmers Union
Co-Operative association. They were
bound over to the district court.
The shootiug occurred when the
men refused to halt at the command
of Night Marshal Eugene Stilvvill
and Sergeant E. M. Martin, Burling
ton special officer, who surprised
them in an alley just as they were
emerging from the tanners union
store, each carrying an auto tire.
When the command to halt was
given the men dropped the tires and
started to run. A second command
to halt was unheeded and the officers
- During the shooting Shepherd
dropped to the ground and cried out
that he had been shot. The officers.
believing him, let Boyd go and es
corted Shepherd to the' police station,
where it was found that he was not
shot but only badly scared. . They
then went to the heftne of Boyd,
whom they found in bed, with part
of his muddy and blood-soaked cloth
ing still on; - h
A third man was seen waiting in
an automobile near the scene of the
burglary just before the men
emerged with the tires, and it is be
lieved ht .was an accomplice. He
was seen to drive rapidly away
when the shooting started and his
identity has hot been established. ;
Liquor Blamed for Girl
Being Ordered From Alliance
- Alliance, Neb., April 30. (Spe
cial.) After having proved faithful
to the trust imposed in her by Al
liance "good samatarians," who came
to her rescue when she became
stranded here two weeks ago, Fran
ces Potts, alias Frances Ferguson,
16, and exceptionally pretty, was or
dered to leave town: -Juvenile of
ficers obtained a good job for her.
She fell in bad cdhipany, and was
reported to be intoxicated on sev
eral occasions and to have created a
disturbance at a country dance while
under the influence of liqour. She
became "hardboiled" when the of
ficers attempted to remonstrate with
her, which resulted in the order for
her to leave the city.
Custer County Women's Club
Meet in Broken Bow
Broken Bow. Neb.. April 30.
(Special.) More than 200 clubwo
men were in attendance at the meet
ing of the county Federation of Wo
men's Slubs held in this city. Mrs.
Laura . Maulick Syfert of Omaha,
Miss . Margaret -McGrecve, II. H.
Antics and -Mrs. Hattie Plum Wil
liams of Lincoln were the speakers.
1 he officers for the comme year
ate, Miss Elizabeth Brenizer, Broken
Bow. president; Mrs. Alvin Dailv.
Anselmo, vice president; Mrs. Mary
Landmcsser, Ansley. recording sec
retary; Mrs. William Conrad. Arnold.
corresponding secretary; Mrs. Har
ry Evans. Callaway, treasurer; Mrs.
Belle Robertson, Mason City, auditor.
in Tour Contest
Standing of Entrants, With
Miss Donn in Lead, Is
The wide-flung aera in The Oma
ha bee Oood Will election was re
tlectcd in the deposits made last
Saturday. Substantial deposits were
made by three candidates while the
others took advantage of the 48-
hour ruling to hold funds over Sun
day and in some cases to perfect
The bonus offer aoblvinar to out-of
town candidates expires today and
it is expected that today's balloting
win mean a considerable alteration
in the candidates' tally sheet which
will be published tomorrow morn
ing, Many questions have been re
ceived by the Good Will editor ask
ing about the personnel and work
ot the American Committee for
Devastated France. .
Farms Were Wrecked.
Conditions which have always ex
isted, in the United States are un.
known in northern France. Inhabi
tants were accustomed to livincr in
substantial homes of masonry hand
ed down from one generation to an
other, and securing their living
through the intensive cultivation of
farms that ranged in size from eight
to 15 acres. After the close of the
war their fields resembled an ocean
which had suddenly become frozen
in the midst of a great storm. Their
substantial homes of masonry arej
luiiiiug -mure man neaps ot rocks
their fertile fields are now the re
mains of shell craters, trenches and
barbed-wire entanglements. The
soil was made sterile through con
tact witti chemicals used in the war,
afid incapable of producing crops
through physical and cheniiral
changes. Moreover, the-. working of
tne son was exceedingly dangerous,
because shells were buried in it
ready to explode at the , slightest
touch. The list .of injured among the
French people who have attempted
(Turn to Pae rive, Column Two.)
1 Killed in Explosion
Bucharest. Roumania Anril 30
(By A. P.) Upward of 100 persons
were killed todavi in a mine pvnln.
sion in the Lupeni district of Tran
The bodies of a0 victims were eom-
pletly carbonized while those of the
others were blown to pieces.
Distribute "Service Flaes"
. Alliance, Neb., April 3.--(SpeciaI.)
More than 300 school children dis
tributed "service flags" bearing the
words, "Serve America; Support the
Constitution," to every home and
business establishment in Alliance, in
line with a campaign for law enforc
ment' which is being waged by the
Alliance W. C. T. U.
Nebraska. Probable showers
warmer in west portion.
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Harding Adopt "Hand, Off"
Policy ju Home Slate Iter
Hot Political Fight
Recalls Former Tangle
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
DmlKa Hrr ImwI W lr.
Washington, April JO. President
Harding is keeping his hands olf ;n
the hot political fight brewing in
Ohio, his home Male, among hi own
republican friends lor the nenatorisl
?nd gubernatorial nominations.
The president admits to hi inti
mate ociatrs that it is a difficult
mutter for him to have to sit on the
ide lines with the lively contest
that are coming at home lor the big
political plums, but he has ncct
Karilv declared him-ilf a neutral, not
only' in Ohio, but in all other states
where lively scrambles are ensuing
tor senatorial nominations.
The president has recently been'
besieged by party leaders in several
states to say a good word tor some
candidate known to be Ins personal
friend. He ha positively declined
every request. Not only will lie re
main neutral as between republican
contestants in-lu's owiv state and in
icpublican senatorial primaries else
where, but he is not even going to
make a general appeal for republi
can success in the forthcoming- con-
! grcssional election.
Recalls Recent Instance.
I Mr. Harding vividly recalls what
happened to a recent president who
I issued an appeal to the people of the
i country to elect a democratic con
gress which would support lus ad
ministration. Mr. Harding has let
it be known that he prefers to have
the people render a verdict on his
administration, without any solicita
tion or coaching from him.
To a group of friends recently the
president said that the president ot
the United States has no business
taking an active part in the senator
ial contest "of any state in the union,
not even my own state." He said
he had enough to do to look arter
the executive affairs of the govern
ment. ..: '
From Ohio, of course, the pressure
upon Mr. Harding has been much
greater than from any other state.
He has let it be known, however,
that he will have nothing to say until
the primary contest is over. Then,
of course, the nominees will have
the benefit of his' personal advice
Hot Scrap in Ohio.
The 'intensity of the republican
contest in Ohio is to be increased by
I the expected announcement of Wa'.-
ter F. Brown of Toledo as a candi
date for United States senator
against Representative Simeon D.
Fess of Yellow Creek, chairman of
the republican congressional com
mittee. Mr. Brown who is in Wash
ington as ex-officio chairman of the
joint congressional committee on re
organization of executive depart
ments, and Mr. Fess are well known
in the state. . Both are close follow
ers of Mr.' Harding.
The senatorial situation has been
cleared to some extent by the an
nouncement of Representative Theo
dore E. Burton of Cleveland, for
merly a member of the senate, that
he would not be a candidate. It is
expected Mr. Burton will throw his
support to Mr. Brown. . .
Pomerene to Run.
Senator Pomerene will be a can
didate for renomination on the dem
ocratic side. He will not be oppos-.
ed in- the primaries, so that the only
democratic contest will be over the
governorship., Efforts are being
made by the democratic organization
to incjuce Judson C. Harmon, for
merly governor and a contender for
the democratic presidential-nomination
in 1912, to make the race again,!
in - which event Hueh L. Nichols
would run for lieutenant-governor.
Mr. Harmon, , being 76 years old;
does not want to run, but he is be
ing urged to do so on the ground
that he would -carry the state.
' The only avowed candidate is A.
V. Donahey of New Philadelphia.
who ran on the democratic ticket for -
governor in lyzu. If Mr. Harmon .
does not become a candidate it is
expected Mr. Donahey will be oppos
ed wnetner oy.Mr. Nichols or by
George White, until recently chair
man of the democratic national com- ,
Coal Strike Restricts v
Steel Industry in Ohio
Youngstown. O.. AdHI 30. The
effect of the coal strike upon the
steel' industry, of the YounKstown
district, remains the same, not enough
to cause closing of any mills, but ;
enough to prevent expansion of op
erations; according to schedules for
next week, issued at company offices. ;
Iron production is 50 per cent. The
general average of all operation is
about 75 per cent Owing to the
liability to expand, all the com
panies here are turning down orders, -their
Dry First Time in History
Manila. P. I., April 30 The Philp-
pine archipelago was dry for the
first time in history, under a law
passed by the last legislature pro
hibiting the sale of liquor on regis
tration and election days. The
drouth will last until tomorrow and'
there will be another dry spell Fri
day and Saturday, which are also
The prohibition law applies'' alike , j
to saloons and private clubs.
Carry Away Safe
Dcs Moines, la.. April 30. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Burglars broke into
the Royal candy kitchen here ana
carried away a safe containing about
$100 -in cash and a diamond ring
worth $2,500, f
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