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THE OMAHA' DAILY BEE
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Allied Nole Sent lo Moscow
LrnineFxpectcd to Accept
. Term But Demand Full
French Stand Endorsed
Paris, May 4 (By A. P.) The
allied reparations commission, it wa
officially announced this evening,
has (ailed to find that the Rapallo
tieaty between Germany and Rut
ia was violation of the treaty of
Paris, May 4. (By A. P.)-Three
arrests have been made and numer
ous others were momentarily expect
ed this afternoon, in what the French
police claim to be a vast organisation
for espionage of French arsenals for
the benefit of the Russian soviet
. Genoa. May 4. (By A. P.) The
soviet representatives here announced
today that the terms of the allied
note to Russia had been telegraphed
' to Moscow, says the Exchange Tele
graph, which adds: -
"It is stated that possibly Premier
Lenine will accept, demanding
simultaneously full recognition."
Foreign Minister Tchitclierin of
soviet Ku.'sia said today the Rus
sian reply to the allied memorandum
would be delivered in a couple of
The soviet delegates said the fi
nancial help offered by the allied
memorandum was disappoiting and
inadequate. 1 v
Mad Divide Fields.
They admitted, says the Exchange
Telegraph correspondent, that they
were considering various offers for
oil concessions, which, they said,
constituted for Russia a basis of fu
ture international policy and they
' were studying a plan to divide the
Baku and Gronzy fields into four
or five zones, one of which the
Soviets would operate, granting con
cessions on the others to rival groups
such as the American, Britis.'i, Bel
gian and French. This, however, the
soviet delegates said, would be con
ditional upon de juer recognition and
adequate financial help.
U ca n A . W 1 C 1 f-1 tl tn k tniMirT lilt"
opposition of Belgium to the private
property clause of the memorandum
sent the Russians was announced to
-day by the French delegation here.
on receipt ot omciat intormauon iroin
Paris. It .was added that Vice
Premier Barthou, head of the delega
tion, would hasten his return to
Cmna arriving here Saturday.
.w Tins- anaaumximftu. is oeiievea o
meali that France, like Belgium, wiu ,
not sign the Russian memorandum
until the property clause is further
amended i a manner satisfactory to
Endorse Poincare Policies.
Paris, May 4. (By A. P.) The
French cabinet this afternoon ap
proved the text of the proposed non
aggression pact, under consideration
at Genoa, with the reservation that
it must not be interpreted as withdrawing-
from France any rights she
has under treaties.
Premier Poincare's 'policy toward
Germany was endorsed at a semi
official meeting of the members of
fh t.natAri.1 fnriffn relations - com
M. Doumergue, the committee
president, told his colleagues the
premier assured him that, if the oc
premier had assured him that if the
occupation of the Ruhr region of Ger
many became necessary he could ac
complish it without calling up fur
ther troops. '" v
i , The senators heard this with mani
fest satisfaction, and almost unani
mously pronounced in favor of a
policy of firmness in the event of
Germany defaulting on May 31, re
gardless of the attitude taken by tl:e
other allies. '
' Sources of Objection.
Genoa. May 4.-(By A. P.)
Soviet : Russia's delegates are ex
pected to accept in general the rer.
construction program framed by the
powers, although interposing sugges
tions regarding its details. The main
sources of objection by the Russians
are the failure to include recognition
of the soviet government and the
much- discussed article- regarding
restoration of private property owned
by foreigners in Russia, or the com
" nensation of the owners.
Other points of issue likely to be
raised concern the suppression of
revolutionary propaganda . by : the
bolsheviki, and the absence of any
offer of direct government loans-to
No Immediate Recognition.
The Frenchmen express the opin
ion that, whatever the Russians do
about the allies' memorandum, there
will be no immediate recognition of
the soviet. On the other hand, Mr
Lloyd George say that a non-aggression
pact, to be effective, must
include Kussia. ana us inclusion
must he nreceded bv an arrange
ment with the powers concerning its
vindications are that the conference
will mark time for several days,
while the final scenes are being pre
oared by the chief actors. The
vouneer attaches of the Italian sec
retarial office have invited Mr. Lloyd
George to a mountain trip and pic
Changes Russ Money Standard.
Moscow, May4. The soviet govd
eminent has decided to retrain trom
using the gold ruble as a calculating
unit The difference in exchange
between paper and gold has been in
creasing so rapidly that fears were
expressed ;in financial circles that the
. whole-existing wage and payment
system might be shattered.
Une - plan unaer consideration is
mat - oi a decree determining a
goods index as the calculating unit.
This index would determine the
wages and the value of the goods.
Admiral Benson in
City for Conference
Admiral W. S. Benson of the
t!iiilft tati ahinniiiir hnarrl in
Washington, D. C, president of the
National Council of Young Catholic
Men, spent two hours in Umaha last
night in conference with officials of
the Knights of Columbus. In com
pany with Mjchacl J. Slattery, exec
utive KPrretarv nf the Cathnlir coun
cil, Admiral Benson is making a tour
ot principal cities. frauds r.
Matthews, John Hopkins and John
Hinrhey, faithful navigator of the
fourth degree of the K. of C. organi
ration, met the naval officer at the
Union station. -
Forces in Erin
Agreement Reached to Stop
AU Hostilities Until Mon
day Afternoon Lead
ers Hope, for Unity.
Br the Aiaweiftted PrM.
Dublin, May 4. The peace confer
ence between the rival (factions in
Ireland met today and decided upon
a truce between the rival army
forces' beginning at 4 today and last
ing until the same time next Mon
The conference was a most fend
ly one and the fac that it was pro
longed is taken here to point to the
arrangement of a plan for unity which
the Dail Eireann can accept tomor
row. If any such agreement is reach
ed, it is "believed to mean an improve
ment in the position of Eamon de
Valera and his followers who would
be given a chance to share in the
portfolios of the dail cabinet.
Moreover, De Valera s persistent
protest against June elections would
be met, tor the new parliament to
debate the constitution would be
elected without contests, labor being
given a due share in the new body.
I his, instead of displacing the dail
in Tune, would give it a new lease
of life during the transition period,
which, however, must end before next
December, since the Anglo-Irish
peace treaty prescribes that free state
elections shall be held within 12
months of the signature of the treaty.
lhese concessions ' already have
been virtually secured to De Valera
by document agreed -to by Michael
Collins and Richard Mulcahy as the
basis for peace. The important point
of difference concerns the area of the
new parliament s jurisdiction and
raises the whole partition question.
The rival military chiefs had no
difficulty in ' arranging the truce
which suspends hostilities, including
acts of aggression against person or
property, and virtually stops recruit
ing by either force. ..'
Couriers have been ..dispatched to
Kilkenny to order a'cessation of the
Status of labor Can't Be
Fixed by Law, Says Gompers
New York, May 4. Testifying be
fore the Loekwood legislative com
mittee today, Samuel Gompers, pres
ident of the American Federation! of
Labor, defied Samuel Untermeyer,
counsel for the committee, to "legis
late labor abuses out of existence."
"You can't do it," he declared heat?
edly ; when Mr. Untermeyer an
nounced that the committee proposed
to recommend legislation cloaking
the courts "With jurisdiction over con
troversies between employer and
laborer. ... . ..:,. - - '7":
,, "Do yotfWeartv" Mr. Gompers was
asked, "that this committee hasn't
the right and that the legislators lack
the loyalty to their public trusts to
enact such legislation? Do you mean
that the American Federation of
Labor is so powerful politically that
it will block it "
"I mean, that you "can't and won't
fix the status of labor by law,'' the
labor leader declared. " ' ' '
"You want to take labor back to
the conditions of 300 years ago." ,
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17th and . Farnam
Cf ntru' Chine Commander
Scatter Gen. Chang's Forces
and Surround Chinese
Rail Traffic Suspended
Pekin. May 4. (By A. P.) -The
troops of GeitWu Pei-Fu, the cen
tral Chinese commander, have sur
rounded Pekin, Gen. Chang Tso
Lin's army in the vicinity of Pekin
has been Mattered.
AU railroad traffic out of Pekin
hat been suspended.
These developments followed the
dispatch of eight train loads of Chang
Tto-Liu's soldiers eastward. (In the
direction of Tien Tain.)
Admiral Strauss, commander of
the American Asiatic fleet, has ar
ranged to leave Pekin for Tien Tsin
in an automobile.'
Troots In Retreat.
Gen. Wu Pei-Fu brilliantly turnedj
the right flank of Gen. Chang lo
Lin's army last evening, according
to today's advices from the front.
Chang's troops are now in retreat
towards Fengtsi from Chang Sin
Acting Premier Chow Tzu-Chias
sent Roy Anderson, an American, to
Fengtai to negotiate with Gen. Wu
Pri-Fu's commanders regarding their
relations with the Pekin government,
it was announced this afternoon.
Gen. Wu Pci-Fu's . forces were
driven five miles further from Pekin
yesterday in an attackat Changin
ticn by the Fentieners under Gen.
Gen. Chang has "acknowledged
the mandate issued by President
Hsu Sliih Chang, calling on both
sides to withdraw to their original
positions and declares -his readiness
to end the fighting if Wu Pei-Fu
and Tsao Kun agree. "
Amoy, China, May 4. (By A. P.)
fGen. Cheng Chiung-Min, has broken
with Sun .Yat ben, president ot rfhe
southern Chinese government ' re
signing the governorship of Kwan
tung. according to advices ' from
Man of U P. Dies
Hubert Henry Cronk. Know
as "Daddy",to Other Era-?
" ploye'8.JE3cpireWfcf-K$ r 1
Hubert Henry Cronk, 4747 North
Fortieth street, Omaha employe ' of
the Union Pacific for xmany years,
died yesterday afternoon at , St.
Joseph hospital of a disease of long
standing- . -
Mr. Cronk was born ,in Amro,
Wis., March 31, 1854 .and lived in
Wisconsin imtil he started to work
for the Union Pacific, December .9,
1886. He Vas first employed as a
clerk and accountant at the Omaha
shops until 1899, when he was trans
ferred to the auditor of disburse
ments office in the general office
building, where he has been in con
tinuous service until his present ill
ness. Mr. . Croak- was affectionately
known to his associates, both in the
disbursement office and throughout
the headquarters building as "Dad
dy." Mr.Xroiik was married to Ida
Marie Bauer September 16, 1880, at
Appleton, Wis. To this union were
born six children: Howard. Walter
and Phillip of Omaha; Arthur of
Rosiclaire. III.; Mildred of Omaha
and Mrs. Pratt of Sioux City, la. All
are living and were with the mother
at. his bedside. A sister, Mrs. Adie
Pond, was also at the bedside. '
Funeral services will be held at the
Forest Lawn chapel. Forest Lawn
cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 3.
Western Union Gets Permit
to Land Cable at Miami
Miami, Fla.. May -4. Landing of.
the Western Union Telegraph com
pany's Miami-Barbados cable, pre
vented by the federal government
since August, 1920, was begun un
der permission obtained from Wash
ington.. The decision of the government
to permif the landing was said at
the State department to be simply
a temporary step which did not in
dicate settlement of the 'longstand
Until some settlement is reached,
the cable wilLjemain sealed.
The Western Union company rep
resented to the State department that
its cable ship was needed for .other
work. - " " '
. War Finance Bill Favored.
Washington, t. C, May 4. The
house committee on banking and
currency today ordered a favorable
report on the bill recently passed
by the senate extending the activi
ties of the War Finance corporation
for one year from June 30 next, al
though amending it to include sev
eral of the recommendations recent
ly made by the corporation.
Judge Holds American.
Ships Dry Territory
Houston, Tex., May 4. American
ships are legally American territory
and liquor for beverage purposes
cannot be sold , on them, Federal
Judge J. C. Hutcheson declared, in
confiscating 254 bottles of intoxicat
ing liquor seized on the steamship
Mount Evans, a United States ship
ping board vessel, at Galveston. The
decision is considered the death
knell of liquor drinking on American
ships at sea. at least those sailing
from this federal district.
His Forces Surround
Pekin After Victory
if ?JU:tkT 1
Gen. Wu Pel-Fa.
Call Issued for Second Grand
Island Convention Dis
Lincoln, May 4. (Special.) A
fourth political party in Nebraska
loomed as a likelihood today when
circulars were sent out calling for
another Grand Island convention of
dissatisfied third party men who call
Those signing the con
vention call are: T. J. Ellsberry of
Grand Island-, Frank Coffey of Lin
coln, Marie Weckes of Norfolk, W.
J. Taylor of Merna, A. H. Bigelow
of Omaha, and J. D. Ream of Brok
en Bow. The convention is to be
held May 16.
The call, is looked upon as an at
temptof Taylor and others to usurp
the leadership of J. H. Emisten, third
party chairman; Arthur G. Wray and
C. . A. Sorenson, and is based upon
dissatisfaction with the Wray-Nor-ton
combination worked eit by Ed
misten, Sorenson and others. The
call says, in part:
' "The purpose of the conference is
to organize for an .effective, honor
able and clean campaign in the pro
gressive primaries against fusion,
against political trades, against man
ipulation of party nominations by any
set of men, in, other words, against
party dictation' by any political ma
chine. . "
"This call is being sent to all
signers of the Grand Island, agree
ment. We feel, that good citizens,
generally, will applaud if the nro
gressive pat(cleans house." ?; ,"
Prices 66.9 Per Cent
Higher Than in '(3
Washington, May 4. The average
cost of living in the United States
decreased 4.2 per cent in the period
from December,, 1921, to March,
1922, and 22.9 per cent from June,
1920, to last March, the bureau, of
labor statistics of the Department of
Labor announced today.
The level of prices in March, how
ever, according to the bureau's fig
ures, was 66.9 per. cent higher than
in 1913. :
Of four cities cited, Atlanta, Ga.,
reported the largest decline since
June, 1920, with 22.4 per centand
Birmingham, since December, 1921,
with 4.5, per cent. The statistics for
San Francisco and Oakland show
declines of 19.6 per cent and 3.7 per
cent, respectively, in the two periods.
In San Francisco and Oakland the
level was 57.5 higher in March than
at the end of1914.
Beatrice School Boys '
. Injured in Auto Wreck
. Beatrice, Neb;, May 4. (Special
Telegram.) William Black, jr.? and
"Stub" Gardner, ' high school stu
dents, had a narrow escape from
death while enroute home from
Marysville, Kan., where they attend
ed a ball game, when their car ran
off an embankment and turned over.
Both were cut and bruised.
PlaiPNew ) Highway
Alliance, Neb., May, 4. (Special1.)
An' Alliance-Agate highway, lead
ing from here to the famous fossil
beds on the Capt. Cook ranch, 64
miles northwest of' here, is planned
by the good roads committee of the
Alliance Chamber of Commerce.
A i ' i.
Nellie Donn Again Takes First Place
: in The Bee Tri p-to-France Contest
U. Pj Candidate Displaces Advo Girl Miss Rossiter
Overcoming Handicap of , Lale Start Strong
' ! " . Campaign Is Planned at Alliance.
: STANDING OF THE CANDIDATES. ' - .
Miss Nellie B, Donn, Union Pacific, ........, 11,057
Miss Ella F'enn, Advo girt 10,855
Miss Elizabeth KaurTmann live stock interests 4!850
Miss Katherine O'Brien, Burlington route 4,244
Miss Kathleen -Rossiter, Orchard-Wilhelm 3,064
Miss Florence Anderson, automobile row 2,935
Miss Elizabeth Pace, Council Bluffs.. 2,530
Miss Anna McNamara. M. E. Smith & Co. 1,790
Miss Gladys Hitchcock, York ; ,. 1,501
Mrs. Agnes Hall, Missouri Valley... ., 1,350
Miss Myrtle M. Wood, Wabash... ..v 1,350
Miss Anna Funk, Salon de Beaute . 654
Mrs. Paul Rigdon, Western Union 336
Miss Grace Endres, Nebraska City.....v 226
Miss Irene Rice. Alliance Times 151
Miss Esther Brandes, Hastings ;., 100
Miss Florence Compsor, York.'. : , 100
Total deposits to date ..$4,304.35
In a day of light voting. Miss las the, "Advo Gril." Miss Fenn,
Donn, - Union Pacific 'candidate. I however, is only 202 votes behind,
again succeeded in taking first rMace ! Miss Rossiter, candidate of Or
from Miss' Fonn,-candidate of Mc-:c1urrl anrl Wilhelm is ffetiino' her
i Cord-Brady, who has become known
Br ot hers
Bluffs Girl Slip Away to
Papillion to Wed Youth
J Said to Be
Arrest 'Bares Romance
1 lie double honeymoon in Omaha
of a quartet of youthful elopers was
interrupted Wedneiday evening by
heartless sleuths who led oil the two
brother bridegrooms to the city jail
on board bill charges.
Their romance was Hid bare by the
Kenneth and Alfred, 21 and 21.
respectively, who claim to be sons of
T. B. Selz, aisUtant cashier of the
First National bank of Minneapolis,
are the bridegrooms.
The brides are Virginia Fuuder
burk. 17, 1105 Fifth avenue. Council
Uluff, pretty elevator operator at
the Kie Kogcrs building in the Bluffs,
and lone Puryear, 17, 412 Damon
street, Council Bluffs, employed in
the office of the Christian Home.
Seeks Mates' Release.
The girls said they met their lovers
a week ago at the Koseland dance
hall in Omaha, were wooed and won
in a double rapid-fire courtship.
Shortly after noon Virginia; ac
companied by her sister, Bonnie
Funderburk. headed for the Omaha
iail with $15 to cover the contested
board bill and secure the release of
her new mate.
She expects to take him home
with her, she said. ' I
She doesn't know what lone will
do with her husband, and lone
would not say.
The boys told police they are ac
tors, that they frequently have been
booked by John Hortoi. of the Pan-
tages circuit and claim to have won
distinction as dancers.
Out of Job. ,
But of late they have been out of
They met the two girls a year ago
in a Minneapolis cate. they claim
After the girls returned to Council
Bluffs they kept up a correspondence
and last week when the youths nare
seeking work they thought of Omaha
and the girls.
They decided to come south and
visit their sweethearts, and last Tues
day they fled to the middle-west
Gretna Green Papillion and were
married at a double ceremony.
The youths had been staying at
the Edwards .hotel, thev said. oavinK
their bilF bit by bit, but when their
account reached 514.50 they were
threatened with eviction. wv-
No Word From Mother.
So they left, it is charged, and as
they were saying good night to their
brides of two days Wednesday eve
ning, in front of the Flomar hotel,
unromantic and heartless detectives
led them away.
"5 The , boys telegraphed to their
mother in Minneapolis for funds.
Their father looked with an .unap-
preciative eye on their stage proclivi
ties, they explained. But no word
was heard from mother." The boys
explained this by saying that their
parents but recently removed from
their home town, 2215 Dupont street,
Minneapolis, to their summer home
at Deep Maven, Minnetonka.
t , Bewails Plight.
Alfred, who says he is a soft shoe
dancer, bewails the fact that his les
sons in fancy dancing he had planned
tor his bride are being delayed.
"Why, we'll knock 'em cold with
our act when I've taught her fancy
dancing," he said, f
Alfred did a turn in a Bluffs the
ater' one night this week, he said.
and the pair of them have been do
ing a little exhibition dancing in
They are held for investigation.
"We wouldn't mind this mixup so
much," the bridegrooms confided.
but the folks back home will rag
us for the rest of our lives and all
over a dinky $14.50 board bill.
"And then, think of all the explain
ing we'll have., to do to our new rela
Mount Etna Breaks
' Into Violent Eruption.
Catania, Sicily.'.May 4. (By A.
P.) Mount Etna has broken out
again with eruptions of increased
violence and is emitting continuous
roars which can be heard for several
miles. Dense black smoke is filling
the sky. . '. ' ;
j frura i ri raw. Column o. .
'Are You Kidding Me?' Says
Jack .Dempsey When Asked
If He Loves Peggy Joyce
Denies He Returned to
Paris to Console Ameri
can Beauty in Sorrow
at Chilean's Suicide.
By BASIL D. WOON.
Paris, May 4.-hWhatr I came
back to Paris to meet Peggy loyceT
queried Jack Demptev from his bath
lu i yesterday when I ktd him for
the truth of the story that he hur
ried back to Paris to console the el
ferveicent American beauty in her
sorrow at the suicide of "Billy" l.r
"It U not true that 1 received a
telegram from Peggy begging me to
return to Paris," returned the cham
pion, vigorously sponging himself,
"but if i had received such a mes
sage who knows but I might have
comer Peggy is a mighty pretty
"Are yon in love with Peggy?"
"I Love 'Em AIL"
"Who are you trying to kid? Me?
I love 'cm all."
Stepping front the Lath tub and
wielding a huge hath towel Demp
ey admitted that Renins had invited
Peggy to star opposite Drmpsey in
"She had not replied to our pro
posal. I am glad to hesr that she
thinks she will accept tbe propor
"Sure, Ml act with her. Wlij not?"
"Then you are not going to meet
Tcggy here?" I insisted. To this the
world's heavyweight champion let
loose an immense guffaw. "Sore. I'll
Business Halts as
Omaha Lays Iast
of Heroes to Rest
Flags at Half Mast as Civic
and Patriotic Organiza
tions Honor Ambrose
With flags, throughout the city
flying at half mast" and business
temporarily suspended, Omaha paid
proud but sorrowful tribute yester
day to the last of her hero dead to
be brought home from France.
The flag draped casket of Sgt.
Ambrose Buyatt was met at the
Union station by a squad of the
American Legion in uniform, a spe
cial detail of police, committees and
members of various civic .and patri
otic organizations and a large dele
gation of citizens at large, who gath
ered to do public henor to the sol
dier, symbolic of all those boys who
died for their ' country in the world
Flowers Bank Casket
Following a prayer by Father
Lloyd Holsapple, chaplain of Doug
las County post of the American Le
gion, the funeral procession marched
to the steps of the county , court
house where public " service's were
conducted by Father Holsapple and
members Si the legion. Members
of tbe women's organizations banked
the casket with wreaths and flowers,
and as the great crowd stood with
bowed heads, sang "Nearer. My God
Friends Support Widow.
The sorrowing young widow, wh,o.
kissed her husband goodbye "four
years ago, stood by, supported by
friends, during the ceremony.
( A 'detachment' of comrades fired
three volleys over the casket as a
salute for the dead.- Burial was in
Forest Lawn cemetery.
Oil Suit Against Secretary
of Interior Fall Quashed
Los Angeles, May 4. Suit against
Secretary of the Interior Albert B.
Fall, the Pan-American Petroleum
company and the Eight Oil company,
hinging on oil lands in the Elk Hills
district of Kern county, instituted
by Calvin GifTen, was quashed here
in the federal district court. Motion
to quash the suit, made by the fed
eral district attorney, was sustained
on grounds that a cabinet officer
could not be made a defendant in an
action outside of the District of Co
.The suit revolved around the gov
ernment granting the oil companies
allotments in certain lands after the
United States land office had denied
application of Giffen to prospect up
on the lands.
Note Says Soldiers Did
Not Injure Taxi Driver
Detective Potach found the follow
ing note in the automobile of W, F.
Nelson, a taxicab driver who was
hurled from his machine oft the
Plattsmouth bridge Tuesday night:
"This was a put up job on his own
gang. Don't blame soldiers. Only
used soldiers' uniforms, All Three."
The car was found abandoned at
Twenty-sixth and L streets. Police
hold to the theory the soldiers sent
the machine back to Omaha by some
one else wqo did not return to the city.
Photographs of New
First photographs showing the
arrangement and architectural ef
fects of Nebraska's, new $5,000,
000 capitol will be published in
The Bee Rotogravure Section for
next Sunday. The photos are
from detailed art drawings fur
nished by the architect, Bertram
The drawings present both ex
ter'or and interior views of the
building, as it will appear when
ccciplcted in 1925. '
meet her if hc wants me to. Why
not? "But." he added, as he slipped
over his head a ilk shirt bought in
Berlin, "it won't be tonight. I'm all
Inquiries among the I)empey en
tourage elicited the information that
the champion, Damon Kunyon and
Bill llalligan were to dine together
last night, the feminine element be
ing conspicuous by its absence.
In the Teggy camp, Kathaleen
Maloney, the English pianist, who
- (Tim to Fas Twa. Colnma !ar.
Move Is Made to
Clear Docket of
Judge Leslie to Impress Other
Jurists Into Summer Court
Because .of i the unusual and al
most unprecedented number of crim
inal cases, District Judge Leslie said
yesterday that following a confer
ence with County Attorney A. V.
Shotwell, it has been decided to
keep criminal court in session dur
ing the summer" months.
Owing, to the volume of civil
business with which the docket has
been encumbered it has been im
possible to dispose of criminal cases
a rapidly as they -shoulrt-have been
disposed of," said Judge i-eslie, "but
the court is going to see that trials
are speeded up." -
Says Situation Is Serious. .
To remedy the situation, which
he considered serious. Judge Leslie
said, four judges, of the district
court, if necessary, would devote
their entire time to criminal cases
during June, and, if conditions de
mand, another jury would be called
in August for the trial of criminal
cases only. "
"Once the criminal cases pending
are disposed . of, habitual criminals
will be given to understand that
hereafter, upon being apprehended,
they will be promptly and vigor
ously prosecuted and sentenced,"
said Judge Leslie." "
' "I am firm in . the' belief that it
will rid the community of a class of
very undesirable citizens and danger
ous criminals. Justice delayed is
justice denied very frequently and
the further removed trials are from
the date of , the commission of the
crime, the less likelihood, there, is of
conviction." . . ' . ',' ' . .
Cases Finally Quashed. , . '
Judge Leslie stated that cases are
known to drag on -for months and
even years, being finally nolled be
cause witnesses for the state have
left town. ' -V .. '
"It took only four weeks." said
Judge Leslie, "to put Otto Cole in
the penitentiary." ; - , - ,,
County Attorney Stiotwell, as well
as Lieutenant of Detectives Jack
Pszanowski, highly praised Judge
Leslie's stand. ' , ;; " . .
, "Judge Leslie's attitude will great
ly help the police department," said
Pszanowski. "I' have known of
highwaymen ' and auto thieves who
were sent to prison only after a bit
ter battle because they were allowed
to drag their cases for . months."
Man Unscathed in Crash
Fined for Recklessness
G. A. ; Hartf West Benson, was
fined $5 in CemraPpolice court yes
terday morning for reckless driving.
His car turned "over three rimes
after crashing into, a car driven by
A. G. Knell, 5120 California street,
at Thirty-first and Hamilton streets
Sunday morning, but he was not in
George Kaiser,' 806 South Thirty
first street, was fined" $1 for drjving
over a fire hose. -. ' '
Finals in High School
Contests to Be Held May 12
' Finals in the Nebraska State
Teachers association , high school
commercial will be held FridayMay
12. according to Miss Mina E. Hub
bell of South High school, who pre
dicts that Omaha high school stu
dents will win-their -full share-of.
notions , at the' state meeting when
they vie with district winners from
McCook, Chadron. Battle' Creek.
Kearney and Lincoln. '-.
War Finance Loans
Washington. . May I 4. (Special
Telegram.) The war finance 'cor
poration announces that from May 1
to May 3 It approved advances for
agriculture and livestock purposes as
follows: Nebraska. $71,000; Iowa.
$126,000; South DaVnta $12,000; j
Wyoming, $31,000. j
Attorney Crneral Threatens
to "Rfrl Fact" in Con
nm lioii With Kcleae of
More From IVUoti.
Caraway Renews Attack
- H Tka AmmIII Pnwa.
Wellington, May 4 Declaration
was nude by Attorney (irurral
Daughrrty tuiUy that liuuld demo
cratic diciikioii in the senate of
his connection, with the relcate m
1912 of (hailcs W. More. New
York kliiphuiliU-r, from Atlanta fed
eral prniteiitiarv continue, he would
make known "the facts." ,
He coupled thiit witit the aertion
that "the real people behind this
movement, aoide from the partisan)!
interested, have not yet shown their
hands or (heir hradn."
Shortly after he made hit declara
tion in a formal statement. Senator
Caraway, democrat. Arkana. who
has been leading the dicu$Mon, re
newed his accusations, declaring de
Spite denials made by Mr. Datigh
erty's friend since the matter was
brought up, Mr. Daughrrty, at the
time of More's release, "took credit''
for obtaining the executive clem
ency. The senator read an interview
puhlinhcd in a Columbus newspaper
at the time of Morse's pardon, in
which Mr. Duirgherty, then practic
ing law iit Ohio, was quoted as- hav
ing said he sought the release of th
shipbuilder so that the financial af
fairs of a steamship company in
which the imprisoned man was in
terested could, be straightened out.
. "I Will never discuss politics,"
said Mr. Daugherty in his state
ment, "but there is little of interest
appearing in the newspapers regard-'
ing the discussions in the senate and
elsewhere, which constitutes an at
tack upon the administration and
naturally an attack unon the Depart
ment of Justice. This may be ex
pected from ime to time.
"The Morse case of years ago was
fully discussed in the newspapers
when I was a candidate for United
States senator in Ohio. At that time
President Taft and Mr. Wickersham
wrote ' signed letters which imme
diately stopped discussion and con
clusively answered all charges that
were made or that ever would be
made for any ' purpose whatsoever.
These two letters are in my files and
if there is occasion for it they will
be republished. i
"The real people behind thU vnve--ment,
aside from the partisans inter
ested, have hot ; yet shown their
hands or their heads. Their activi
ties are well known and their' pur
poses are well known. Tn due time
it will all be revealed. Tmf Depart
ment of Justice naturally will not be
popular with persons who are being
brought and wilt.be brought to jus
tice in due course. ,
Will Not Aid Politics.
"No activities of the Department
of Justice will be inspired or con
ducted to help any political party.
We are not much interested in years
ago; this is a thing of the past
and was entirely cleared up. What
we are now interested in is the Morse
case, and others. . ' 1 1
"When the facts are fully khowrti
we wouldn't expect the persons now.
being used for purposes which they
do not suspect to even refer to the
matter again." .
After reading the purported inter
view. Senator Caraway said:
N "Mr. Daugherty ought to apolo
gize to Senator Watson, who was so
j j i : j ...
quicK io uoitrnu mm luesuay wun
a statement that the attorney general
never had any connection with the
Senator Willis, republican,- Ohio,
interrupted to remark that Senator
Watson had 'not stated the attorney
general had no connection with the
case, but had declared the cabinet
officer never had received a fee from
Mr. Morse. Z
Moore to Represent U. S.
on Warfare Commission
Washington, May 4. John Bas
set Moore, former counsellor of they
State department and now a member
of the newly created international
court of justice, has been appointed
to represent the United States on
the rules of warfare commission,
authorized by the arms conference.
Dr. Moore, who will be the only
American representative on the com
mission, is understood to have been
named after he had indicated that
the work would not interfere with
his duties as a member of the inter
national court. The other four pow
ers represented also have- named
their commissioners, but no time or
place for the meeting of the commis-'
sion has been selected.
' Probe Rail Reduction
Lincoln, May 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Officials of the Burlington
railway have been cited to appear
before the state railway commission
May 12 to show reason for reducing
station service at uuiae rock, rser-
wyn, Giltner, Cotnstock and Hazard. '
Friday, fair; not much change
' Hourly Temperatures.
1 p. in.
S p. m .
4 p. m.
5 . m.
V p. m .
S p. m.
7 a. m
S a. ai
10 a. m
Denver -. . , .
Rapid Clly 7
Salt Lake. ..
Santa Fa . .
Sioux City ,
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