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OMAHA. TUKSPAY, MAY 2. 1922.
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Leader and Worker Are In
cited to Meeting Scheduled
fur May 11 at
Kcpublican politic art to he re
viewed ami plan (or the lnl
faigit iu Nebraska ire to be laid at
a Mate conference at Lincoln Thurs
day. May II.
Announcement lo tu effect was
made by Charles McCloud of York,
ihairnun of the republican state
joniiiiiiire, (hiring a visit in Omaha
The Mate committee j lo nicct Ht
lit I itwli.tl li.tl in 1 .iiimlu ittirin&T
rthe afternoon. In the evening there
will be a hum meeting at the Lin
coln auditorium, at which the prin
cipal spraitrr win oe . oiiKcniii
William J. Graham of Illinois.
4 The conference will constitute a
formal Marling of the republican
campaign and is expected also to
nirnish an opiwrtuniiy for ihc vari
ous candidate for Mate ofiice. as
well at tho'C (or United States sena
tor and congress, to become ac
quainted with party .workers and
Personal invitations are being sent,
Mr. McCloud announced, to members
of the Mate committee, to all can
didates on the national or state ticket
in Nebraska 10 far filed to republi
can members of the last legislature,
to republican editors and to repub
lican county officers. In addition a
general invitation is out to other re
publicans who may wish to attend.
"We consider it proper at this
time," said Mr. McCloud, to have
a meeting of republicans to discuss
the general political situation and
consider what steps are to be taken
to maintain the principles of good
aiid efficient government for w hich
the republican party stands.
' The state committee is taking and
w ill take no hand in the various
primary contests, wherein candidates
for the various offices are conduct
ing 'their individual campaigns with
a line spirit of amity and fairness.
Nor will this conference be in the
. -i -
v r interest 01 any nunwic vc -
V ply wrant to get together, as repub
licans who nave a couiniuii iuiciwi m
r annA arovernmcnt. and cct ready for
gm the campaign that will begin the day
J the primary votes are counted.
,'J'TJic meeting jyf the stafe commiU)
tee will not be a Star-chamber af
fair. Republican candidates and edi
tors w ill be welcome and others may
be admitted, depending upon the ca
pacity of the quarters wherein the
meeting is held."
Congressman Graham, who is to
speak at the evening meeting, has
represented the 14th Illinois district
three terms. He has been a well
known republican campaign orator
for 20 years.
" Congressman Jcfferis, a candidate
for the nomination for United States
senator, is expected to be present,
D are National Committeeman R. B.
Howell. John 0. Yeis'cr and Frank
loimt-his rivals. Adam McMullen,
C A. Randall and A. H. Byrum, can
didates for governor are also slated
Harrison Raps Tariff,
, Ladd Defends Bill
Washington, April 30. The pend
'iiijj tariff bill was attacked as "the
worit blow ever dealt the consuming
public," in a statement issued today
bv Senator Pat Harrison, democrat,
Mississippi, and was defended by
Senator Edwin Ladd. republican.
North Dnkota, as "the first attempt
at a really constructive tariff."
"It was concocted behind closed
doors, dictated by special interests,
. . , scintillates with inconsistences
and radiates with wrongs," declared
henator Harrison. Instead of reliev
ing the 6,000,000 unemployed,, and
SMic 1,000.000 whose wages are being
cut, it will add heavier taxes and
greater burdens." ,- -, ;.'
"The present tariff is the first at
tempt at a really constructive tariff
that would afford any real degree of
protection to agriculture and indus
try," Senator Ladd's statement said.
"By properly adjusting our tariff,
bv writing a tariff fair to all sections
of the country, - shall increase
diversified production in the L'nited
'States by producing more of those
products we import and reduce the
quantity of those of which we have
a surplus." :
Minister Charges Mayor
-, Led Mob of 60 Against Him
Salt Lake CityMay 1. The Rev.
George Chalmers . Richmond of
Eanston, Wyo., is in Salt Lake City
conferring with counsel how best to
proceed against Mayor Romick of
Evanston who, Mr. Richmond
charges, led a mob of sixty men to
the city hall, April 20, and demand
ed that he, leave town.
According to Mr. Richmond he
defied the mob and refused to leave.
He says the mob was largely com
posed of the lawless clement, which
he had been denouncing ever since
he went to Evanston in 1921. Mr.
Richmond says that Mayor Romick
will be sued for damages in the
, United States courts in Cheyene.
Refused Permission to Wed '
Girl, 15, Man, 23, Kills Self
Gary, Ind, May I. When the
parents of pretty 15-year-old Sofie
Kovoch refused to allow her to
marry him, Frank Wagner, 25. a
sheet mill worker, fired five shots
into the girl's body and then turned
the gun on himself, committing sui
cide. He shot himself through the
left breast and arm. The girl is ex
pected to die.
Battalion Fire Chief
Rescues Two Gptains
John T. Coyle.
Battalion Chief John T. Coyle,
who was severely burned when he
led reciters who saved Capts. John
Hope and Robert Dunlap from
death at the Gardner building lire
early yesterday niorninn.
Twelve Fire Fighters, Trapped
by Sheet of Flame, Hurled
Down Stairway Two
With Fire. Captains John Hope of
No. 4 and Robert L. Dunlap of No.
1 lying seriously injured in Lister
hospital as a result of an explosion
of gases in Gardner hall, Seventeenth
and Dodge streets, Sunday night, 10
other firemen, who are nursing light
burns, are thanking Providence for
their narrow escape from blasts of
flame that enveloped them in the
Investigation into the origin of the
fire that burst suddenly into an ex
plosion when firemen broke open the
doors leading into the assembly hall
on the third floor began yesterday. .
Several firemen had broken in the
front windows on the third floor to
play a stream- of water within when.
Battalion uuet Loyie ana captains
Hone and Dunlao and Fireman Cab
bage broke open a door leading into
the hall. A sheet ot name snoi irom
the hall, enveloping firemen who
were just ready to play a stream in
side. The explosion catapulted the
men down three flights ot stairs.
. "Hope Cabbage Dunlap!" shout
ed Battalion Chief Coylc as he
dashed back , up the stairway.
A dozen firemen, hose lines ' in
Their burns did not Halt tlicm.
. Injured Men Found.
Tntn thft flame-filled hallway they
fought their way, playing fast with
flashlights and streams. In a few
minutes the fire was under control.
Capts. Hope and Dunlap and Fire
man Cabbage were found downstairs
suffering from severe burns.
Chief Salter explained yestcruay
the explosion probably resulted from
a smoldering fire touching off a
confined room filled with hot gases.
(Torn to Tae Two, Column Two.)
by Basket Stores
Tii. Ra.lif ctnrps. Omaha and
Lincoln chain groceries which went
into voluntary bankruptcy Novem
ber 18, 1921, will seek a compromise
of 60 cents on the dollar with the
creditors, according to William L.
Yesterday an application was filed
;n fo.Wal rrttirt for the aooointment
of a referee to call a meeting of the
creditors to consider terms ot com
position. " t "
Out nf the S3 stores which the
company had when it, went into bank
ruptcy, Randall has sold all but 17.
The assets of the company, accord
ing to the application filed in feder
al rnnrt. are now $336,401.70. Liabil
ities scheduled amount to $228,284.
Mr. Randall said, however tnat tne
total liabilities will be near $310,000.
British Steamer Wrecked."
Galveston, Tex., May 1. The
British steamship Victoria De'Lar-
rinaga was wrecked on Muchoir
Reef, 60 miles north of the coast' ot
Haiti on April 30, according to a
messaee from the master of the
American Steamship Lake Fairlie to
the Lone Star Steamship company of
17th and Farnam
Supreme Court Rules Live
tlot-k Bu(inet Interatate in
; Character Treated at
Not Final Destination
My The .wfUlf4 rr.
Waliington, May 1. The packer
and dockyard regulation act of 19.' I.
which wa put through congren
largely through the rrtorti of the
agricultural blue, was held constitu
tional today by tiie supreme court.
Declaring the stockyard "are not
a place ol rct. or final destination
but a throat through which the cur
rent flows and the transaction which
occur therein are only incident to
this current from the west to the
rat and from one state to another."
the court described the livestock
business conducted in the yard
interstate in character.
"Conurc.. in the act, treats the
various stockyards of the country as
great national public utilities to pro
mote the flow of commerce." Chief
Justice Tat't stated in delivering the
opinion of the court, "and assumed
that they conduct a business arfected
bv a public use of i national char
acter and subject to national regula
tions. That it is a business with
in the power of regulation by legisla
tive action, needs no discussion.
The law was challenged by cer
tain commission merchants and deal
ers in the Chicago stockyards, who
brought separate suits in an effort to
restrain the secretary of agriculture
from enforcing the law.
Issue in Fight
The issue raised, aside from the
constitutional question, was whether
the business done in the stockyards
between the receipt of the livestock
and its shipment' is i part of inter
state commerce. The court answered
that question was one disposed of
in the Swift ejase, sayinj? "the judg
ment in that case gives a clear and
comprehensive exposition which
leaves to us in this case little but the
obvious application of the principles
there declared." . .
The court added that those princi
ples "have become a fixed rule of
this court in the construction and
application of the commerce clause,'
of the constitution
E. E. Chambers of
Well-Known Busmessf and
Financial Man, IU for .
Columbus, Neb.. May 1. (Special
Telegram.) E. E. Chambers, vice
president of the Bccher, Hockenber
ger and Chambers company, and for
min vfirs nmminpnt in business
and social circles of the city, died at
his home here today.
n Anrii 21 1021' he underwent an
operation in an Omaha hospital. He
was found to be afflicted with cancer
and specialists said there was utue
hope of recovery.
Mr. Chambers was a native of Ne
braska and was born at Dakota City
January 11, 1863.
Coming' to Columbus in 1888, he
served as clc.rk in the office of the
late G. R. Speke, clerk of the district
court. Besides serving as vice presi
dent of the firm of Bccher, Hocken
bcrger and Chambers company, he
was also vice president of the Guar
ati ' T .nan an d Trust company,
treasurer of the Columbus Land and
Trust company and president ot ine
Wayside Country club,
fin Tannarv 4. 1888. he was united
in marriage to Miss Stella North. Mr.
Chambers w as a Mason, degree,
mici.r rf tVi T.phannn lodee. oreani-
zer of Columbus lodge No. 1 195. B.
P. O. E.. and also held a memDersnip
in the local lodges of the Modern
of the World. Besides
his wife he leaves three sisters.
Maj. Gen. McAndrews
Dies in Washington
Washington, May 1. Maj. Gen.
TanieaVV Mr Andrew, who Served
as chief of staff of the American ex
peditionary- forces for more than a
year, beginning in May, 1918, as
successor to Maj. Gen. Harbord, died
at Walter Reed hospital last night
after an illness of more than two
years. Gen. Pershing, who had
spent much time with his former
chief of staff and right-hand man
during the three major American of
fensives at Chateau Thierry, St.
Mihiel and the Argonne, during the
last days of his illness, was at his
bedside almost to the end.
Maj. Gen. McAndrcw entered the
military academy from the state f
Pennsylvania in 1880. He served
with distinction during the Spanish
American war. He was commis
sioned a" major general in the na
tional army in April, 1918, and the
following month became Gen. Persh
ing's chief of staz. Besides the dis
tinguished service medal of his own
country, Maj. Gen. McAndrew's
foreign decorations for service in the
war included the British K. C. M. G.
and the Legion of Honor and Croix
de Guerre of the French government.
. Steamer Disabled at Sea.,
Boston, Mass., May 1. A distress
call intercepted today said that the
steamer William A. McKenney was
totally disabled with a broken tail
shaft at latitude 38.03, longitude 74.33,
off Cape May. The steamer is bound
for New York from Pacific ports,
probably without passengers. The
Lewis K. Thurlow, 200 miles away,
was ordered to tow hjr to Norfolk.
Former Omaha Mail JI7
. Flyer KiUs Huj"
c.1 fa. r.tu
A. (rP Fame, Ab0.
I ake diviiion of the V -''' 1
died late yesterday m telf-iurlictrtl
sun khot wound. 1'auie hot him-
wit with a revolver Ht the home ot
ln ti.tcr-in-U last night the
outfome, police M'd, ol family
The dead man was known at out
oi the best flyers in the Salt Lake
air mail division and lie Held num
ber of (lying records.
T. A. Paine wit stationed at the
Omaha air mail station a year ago,
He made rum between Omaha and
Second Trial of
Janitor Telia of Heing Tied
ly Bandits Prisoner!
Second trial of Floyd Churchill,
charged with complicity in the rob
bery of the Strand theater the morn,
ing of September 6, 19JI, opened In
District Judge Leslie's court yester
day. Churchill and his rii l-wife. both
stylishly dressed, arrived from their
home in Kansas City yesterday
morning. The first trial of Church
ill, last February, resulted in a dis
agreement. Mrs. Churchill sat in the corridor
outside the courtroom during the se
lection ot the jury and strolled
about the corridors during the taking
of testimony in the afternoon. She
did no enter the courtroom.
Scott 'Irving. Strand janitor, was
the first witness called by Henry J.
Bcal, deputy county attorney, who
is conducting the prosecution. Ac
cording to Irving's story, he
opened the doors of the theater about
7 on the morning of September 6
and descended into the bailment.
Shortly afterwards he heard sonic
one enter and call "Porter" When
he answered, an armed man wearing
a half-jiiask, whom he identified as
Churchill, came down and ordered
him. at the point of a gun, to put up
his hands. Another man then came
down, he said, and they marched
him upstairs and tied him to a scat.
He then heard them unlock the of
fice and work on the safe. They de
parted in about 20 minutes and he
gave the alarm, he said.
Flagman on Stand.
Thomas .P. Brashey, flagman on
the train from which Churchill was
taken by Kansas City detectives on
its arrival there, from Omaha, and
V. I. Bell, station master at Kansas
City, identified the two grips shown
in evidence as the ones found on the
TJy grips, according to Mr. Bell,
who examined their contents at that
time, contained articles of wearing
apparel some of which bore the
laundry mark-FCX. In one grip
were two loaded revolvers and in the
other, $1,345 in cash.
Other witnesses called by the state
yesterday werethe two Kansas Citv
officers who arrested Churchill and
Detectives Trapp and Munch of
Omaha, 'who returned him to this
city the next day. " (
According to the Kansas City of
ficials, Churchill told them he had no
baggage. The grips with their con
tents were put in the lost article de
partment in the Kansas City railway
station, where they were unclaimed
for several days.
Bandit Trio Tortures
Movie Show Manager
Chicago, May 1. Althotnrh tor
tured by burning paper torches until
his teet were scared, Harry Craw
ford, manager of a west side movie
house, refused to divulge the safe
combination to three bandits today
and saved its $3,000 contents.
The trio entered the house and
demanded that Crawford open the
safe and turn over the Sunday re
ceipts. Crawford protested that he
didn't know the combination. His
shoes and stockings were stripped
off and burning paper applied. Still
he refused to tell the combination,
and when the robbers finally became
tired of their torture his- pockets
were, cleaned out and the bandits
escaped. - :
Union Pacific Candidate Holds :
First Place in Good Will Contest
Heaviest Total for Day Goes to Miss EIJa Fenn,
McCord-Brady Entrant, Who Polled 3,003
Votes Race Is Close.
STANDING OF THE
Nellie B. Donn..
Myrtle M. Wood
Mrs. Agnes Hall
Mrs. Paul Rigdon.....
Though Nellie B. Donn, the Union
Pacific candidate, retained her place
at the head of the list in The Omaha
Bee Good Will contest at the end oi
)cstcrday"s voting, by boosting hct '
Far From the Maddening Crowd
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U. S. Army Captain
Wounded by Mob
in German City
Shot With Own Revelver He
Had Drawn to Defend Self
Against May Day 1
Maycpcc, Germany, May 1. (By
A. P-) During a May day demon
stration here today a 'captain of the
American army was wounded by the
A column of demonstrators was
marching through the Rhcinstrauise
when by a mistake in steering the
American captain's automobile run
into the procession. The machine
was stopped immediately, but it was
surrounded and attacked by a shriek
ing, furious crowd, which began to
mount the car. -
The captain, believing his life to
be in danger, drew his revolver. One
of the men in the crowd tried to dis
arm him, but the revolver was dis
charged and the officer sank back,
wounded in the shoulder. ' !
The chauffer tried to aid the cap'
tain, but the .crowd turned, on him,
covering his with blows
French gendarmes extricated' the
American car and made several ar
Rooming House in K. C.
Razed by Two Blasts
Kansas City. Mo May 1. A
negro rooming house at 924 Harrison,
street was demolished here early this
morning 'by two explosions, one im
mediately following the other, and a
fire which resulted.. The loss of life,
which at first was estimated to' be
heavy, probably will not run., over
four or five, according to an early
estimate by police. -
Most of the roomers were asleep in
the building. -The origin of the ex
plosion remained a mystery early this
morning, but witnesses said there
were two distinct blasts. The fronts
of several buildings were blown out
and windows for blocks around .were
, . 1,350
total from 5.155 to 6,322 votes, the
honors of the day for the heaviest
total went to Miss Ella Fenn. reprc
scntijijt McCord-Brady & Co. "
(lorn to fas Xwo, Ivluma One.)
Minister Is Found
Bound and Gagged
Pastor Who Performed "Bath
ing Pool Marriage" Dis
covered by Motorists.
Lawton, Okl., . ; May ' 1. Rev.
Thomas Jrwin, .pastor of the First
Presbyterian church here, who sev-
Leral days ago was ordered tried by
his presbytery on charges of. conduct
unbecoming a minister, was found
bound and gagged, lying in a ditch
near Medicine l'ark Oate, i miles
east of here, by a party of motorists
The . minister was in a semi-con
scious condition and said he believed
he had been chloroformed by three
men who attacked him while he was
walking down the street here about
8 last night.
A moment later, he said, hefclt
a bldw on the head and when he re
gained his senses he found himself
securely tied and gagged with the
three men in an automobile.
.During the ride, he said, he heard
one of the men say: "Let's do away
with him now,. while another mem
ber of the Jno interceded for him.
The pastor, who became involved
with one faction of his church which
is seeking his . removal over marry
ing a couple in a public bathing pool,
and preaching the funeral sermon
over Jake L. Hamon, announced sev
eral months ago that certain persons
were attempting to drive him out of
town. , , v
Eight Prisoners Escape
Ft. Crook Guardhouse
-Residents of- South Omaha were
carried back . to the .days' of the war
yesterday when they saw soldiers,
with sidearms strapped to their belts,
scouring pool halls and other places.
These soldiers -comprised special
details sent Out from Fort Crook to
trail eight prisoners escaped from the
guardhouse- , , . '
' Investigation '' Sunday; nig ht
showed the iron bar over the window
of the guard house, had been' sawed,
and bent down, and the eight prison
ers were gone. .
Six of them were serving for de
sertion: Sergt. Pierce, Fvts. Peter
son, Berger, Pennington, Bond arid
Johnson.--' ' ,; -.;- .'..
Pvt. .; Sapiuel Gi)lin was serving .a.
term, for disorderly conduct and Pvti
Elmer Shanks for larceny.
Edmund A.; West, One of
Founders of G. O. P., Dies
Chicago, May' 1. Edmund Abbott
West, one of the founders of the re
publican party, who - celebrated his
99th birthday anniversary last Fri
day, died here today of pneumonia.
Mr. West was born in Elyria. O..
April 28, 1823. . .. .
: From Ohio-he wenf to Wisconsin,
served in the state legislature, and
was one of the group that held thej
celebration meeting in Ripon, Wis.,
at which its claimed by some, the
republican party vas born. He came
to ..this 4 city in 1865 and practiced
law for many years "
'Lethal,' Deadly Watch Dog,
Courted and Won by Burglars
; Oakland, Cal., May 1. Afternoon
prowlers active in the east Lay dis
trict here alarmed Mrs. M. W. Har
nish. She purchased a fine, upstand
ing airedale dog, guaranteed-sure
death to unwelcome visitors. She
named him "Lethal."
Mrs. Harnish left Lethal in charge
of the home yesterday and went
calling. She returned to find the
house ransacked. Thicve.i had tak-
j ca jewelry, clothing and-Lethal,
Untold Numbers Suffer Eco
nomic Devastation in Terri
tory ' Between Mempbis J
and Mississippi Delta..
New Orleans, La., May 1. (By
A. P.) The lower Mississippi val
ley today surveyed the havoc of the
most disastrous flood - in history
while continuing its brave battle
against the constantly increasing
volume of onrushing waters.
Scattered throughout the entire
territory between Memphis, Tcnn.,
and the Mississippi delta and reach
ing at some points far ' back into
nonlevce ground on both sides of
the river, . thousands are Jiomciess,
foodless, suffering of closure and
untold numbers are suffering ev
nomic devastation as their energies
go entirely to the fight against the
rising water level.
Fifteen hundred refugees en
camped at Harrisonburg are report
ed to be practically without food.
owing to interruption ot rail tramc.
There the, situation is made more
acute by the steady arrival of home
less. . , "...
Levee, engineers and thousands of
workers are preparing against an
other rise, expected within a few
days. Meanwhile the . problem of
sheltering t and. feeding refugees con
tinued an 'increasingly serious one.
Continue Search. -
Thousands of volunteers continued
a search , for marooned families,
Many residents in the Black river
section are 5 miles trom dry land
and the fact that they can be reached
only . with launches and small boats
presents . a sSrious problem to the
rescue workers. It is estimated that
10,000 people in this district must be
cared for. A Red Cross station has
been established. Shortage of tents
and other shelter presents a serious
, At, Rhinehart, La., it is hoped to
care for at least 5,000 refugees.
There was reported to be a serious
food shortage in Isscuna county,
where a large area has been under
water for -six-' weeks, and in the dis
trict around Yazoo City, Miss.
Ford Claims Process
A for Cheap Fertilizer
.Washington,' D.' C.May 1. (By
A.- P.) A secret process for making
cheaper fertilizers has 'been discov
ered a.nd is intended for commercial
use at the, government nitrate plant
at Muscle Shoals, Ala., VV. B. Mayo,
chief engineer for Henry Ford told
the senate agricultural committee,
when it began examination today of
the Ford . modified proposal for
purchases and lease of the Muscle
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Gen. Wu Pri Fu'a Artnj;
Driei on Cliineae Capital
Chang Tfto-Lin's Forces Re-
treat Under Artillery Fire.
Wu Pei F7Wounded
Washington. D. C, May 1.
Agreement by both Gen. Wu Pei-Fu
and Gen. Chang Tio-LIn, rival Chi
nese leaders, to exclude Pekin and
Tien Tin from the field of military
operation! was announced in an offi
cial dispatch received by tht Chines
legation today from tht Prion gov
London. Ma 1 Bv A. PUin
attempt to assassinat Gen. Wu Pat
ru, leaoer oi tne central Chines
forces, was made last Saturday, says
a Pekin dispatch to tht Evening
Newt todav. which uM thm
bad not been confirmed. Th ten-
eral was slightly wounded, and his
assailant captured and executed, the
Tcain. May lBy A. IM-The
battle for the poncioii of l'ck'h
was still continuing today with th'
advantage apparently going to the
forces of Gen. Wu Pei Fu. driving
toward the capital from the south.
Marital Law Instituted.
Martial law prevails in the city.
Advices from the center of the
fighting, 12 miles southwest of I lie
city, were that Gen. Wu was forcina
the soldiers oi Gen. Chang. Tso-Lin
from Changsintien, and the tide of
battle was rolling eastward toward
the southern walls of Pekin.
Heavy gun fire broke out to the
east of Changsintien at 9 o'clock last
night, continuing intermittently all
a..:ii.... r .i
Aiuucijr uuiig m tne sector sourn
of Pekin became more intense to
ward midnight and a small part of
Gen. Chang Tso-Lin's army re
treated toward the southwest walls
of Pekin. Gen. Wu Pei-Fu's frocer
appeared to be developing their
flanking movement on Chang's right
wing, while the latter's troops were
defending the Marco Polo bridge
across the Hun river commanding
the approach to Pekin.
Observers reported that Chang
had seven batteries of three guns'
each, firing simultaneously, with
trenches over the hills along the
river 600 yards apart General Wit
ham ffmi i mm PantMtfffii ht lMrl.
quarters, to Liuliho to take charge
of the drive on Pekin. His force:
are using shrapnel and machine '
(Liuliho is on the Pekin-Han-kow
railway, about 35 miles south
of Pekin and 20 miles south of
Changsintien, on which Gen. Chang
Tso-Lin's right wing rests.)
Marching to Attack.
Wu Pei Fu's army this afternoon
had arrived at a point on the rail
road between Pekin and Tien Tsin. '
Part of Wu Pei Fu's army was re
ported marching across the country
to attack Chang Tso-Lin south of
General Chang Tso-Lin is person
ally occupying a special train at
Chung Liang Chen, midway between .
icn Tsin and Taku. Traffic between
Pekin and the sea consequently has
The Portuguese minister here, who
is head of the diplomatic corps, filed
a protest asserting that this was a
violation of the 1801 protocol. He
said unless the line was opened im
mediately the allies would be com
pelled to guard the railroad. (The
protocol provides for uninterrupted
traffic between Pekin and Shanhai
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of the great wall.)
ur i i r in
vv een L.auncnea nere
Postal Improvement week here
was started Sunday when a message .
from Postmaster General Work, sent ,
by radio from Washington, was
broadcast bv the radio station at the
!; ;m i..,.
At noon yesterday Foreman Pat.'.".-
nrlr AfrCInvprn nf li. r.ntrsl
office addressed business men in -the
Chamber of Commerce under
auspices of the chamber's postal facil
ities committee. " , i
Mr. McGovern outlined numerous
mistakes made by senders of letters
and urged early mailing. Charts
were shown to indicate the time at f
u-mr.n iprtera tnaiifri in rimah. o.
certain hours will be delivered in all '
cities within a 500-mile radius.
Harvey Ellcr, dispatching clerky
Harney station, and Edgar Bowles
nf th "nixie" dMiartnifnt- aceial(t
in the demonstration.
May Be Begun This Week
Washington, May 1. Negotiations
between the new allied debt com
mission and the British government,
looking to the funding of Great
Britain's $5,000,000,000 debt to this
country, " may be begun this week,
it was said at the treasury.
No arrangements have yet been
made for a meeting of the commis
sion with representatives of Great
Britain, high officials declared, but
they indicated the possibility of early
development in the line of funding
Secretary Hughes and- Ambassa
dor Gerides. it is understood, havr
discussed informally the question of ;
funding negotiations between this
country and Great Britain, although
as yet no definite date had been set.
Mrs. F. C. Eepenhain Dies. '
Los Ancclcs, Cal., May 1. Mrs. I
F. C; Kspcnhain,. widow of a
wealthy Milwaukee merchant, died
here ysterdav at the residence of .
a daughter She was 77 years o!4