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The Omaha' Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. '21G.
OMAHA, SATURDAY, MAY 6. 1922.
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Gen Vi'u Matrr of Cliincxc
Capital After Koutiiig Army
of Cm. Chung Mobil
ities Near City Cease. '
War Believed Near End
Tekiu, May 5. (Uy A. l'.)-Geu.
Wu I'ci-Fn Hi control of I'ckiu
mi nuuu luuajr aim vjiii. vnung uu
Lin, whose forces lie routed yoter-
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day in a fierce battle south of the
capital, was rciorted fleeing to Muk-
nen. iiiaug army is retreating in
disorder toward i iciitsm.
All fighting in tiie vicinity of Pckui
liad ceased this morning. The &
lion inside the walls occupied by the
Americans became greatly excited
during the niglit by an attempt of
the toldicrs outside to rani the gate
and gain entrance. The guards on
top of the wall dispersed the attack
ing troops with machine guns. No
foreigners were injured.
- Observers here believe Chang's
sudden collapse has ended the hos-
With 50.000 troops. Gen. Wu en
circled Chang Tso-Lin's forces out
side Pck" in and after 15 hours of re
lentless cannonading, machine gun
fire and infantry charges, routed his
opponents, making himself the master
of the capital.
Wu's forces camped last night un
molested outside the city gates while
Chang's soldiers were scattered, hav
ing retired with the main body down
the railroad toward Tientsin or dis-
' perscd in unorganized mobs over the
i 5,000 to 7,000 Killed.
Tlii runted arnr. left behind ar-
tillerv, munitions, horses and loaded
camels, and its wounded M'd dead
The total casualties in Thursday's
fiuhtiiie rs believed to have reached
from 5.000 to 7.000 dead1 and wounded.
As the fitjlitiug was brought near
Pekm s walls, warning was sent tne
city authorities that soldiers were
about to enter the capital. The gates
were immediately V'iosert, only- for
eigners' who had bceji shut out being
permitted to enter.-.
' General Wti Pei-Fu'-has seirt of
ficers into Pekin to consult with the
' government authorities after his "vic
tory over General Chang Tso-Lin's
fnrren south' of this citv. General
Wu's officers declared the Chihli
commander could be expected. in- the
Try to Force Entrance.
r.riipral Wu attributes much of his
success to the initiative of Feng Yuh-
.Siang, "the Christian general,; wno
'commanded the operations which re
sulted in the retreat eastward of
Chang's army. Wu declares he will
continue to fight until Chang has
Wn lriven back to Mukden, of
which he is military governor. -Last
night crowds of soldiers from
Chang's defeated army gathered out
vide the walls of Pekin, clamoring
tor admittance. At the southwest
i,ate, where the railroad enters the
city, they used a locomotive in an
fckiri' dispatch to the. Shun Pao,
Shanghai's leading .Chinese news
paper, says the American, British and
attempt to ram'down the gate, but
tailed. , City guards were sent out
tj disarm the stragglers. ;
Two thousand of Chang. Tso-Lin s
s soldiers, permanently kept in Pekin,
'.'were disarmed under prders from
' Wu Pei-Fu. This is regarded as
eliminating Chang Tso-Lin's au
thority in the capital.
Outside the walls some of Chang s
Manchurian soldiers refused to. sur
render and were fired on. Sixteen
hundred of these troops were cap
tured in one place.
To Prevent Naval Attacks. -
: Shanghai, May 5. (By A. P.) A
Japanese ministers, have instituted
the naval commanders of their re
spective countries to prevent at
' tacks by Chinese war craft support
(Turn to Vat Two, Column Thrft.)
Irish Irregulars ;
ni it n i
. . diow up DarracKS
Dublin, May 5. (By A. P.) The
barracks at Castle Pollard, West
Meath, were blown up by irregular
" forces who destroyed the Mullingar
barracks Wednesday.- The irregu
lars were pursued from Mullingar to
Castle Pollard by provisional gov
ernment forces and the barracks
were blown, up to prevCnt their oc
cupation. Two of the men who raided the
bank at Buncrana. County Donegal,
were shot dead.
A 9-year-old girl, ont of the civil
ians wounded durinj the fighting,
died of her injuries.
London Exchange Rates Rise,
to $4.44 1-4 for Dpniartil Bills
New York. N. Y., May 5. For the
third time this year exchange rates
on London rose today to $4.4454 for
demand bills, equaling the highest
price since 1919. The strength was
attributed to extensive buying of bills
here and in London to meet cotton
and grain payments.
Fashionable Women Take -Henna
Baths for Olive Hue
" London. May 5. Fashionable
women now have a craze for taking
The purpose of the bath is to gitt,
the skin an olive hue, which is re-
Rarded as becoming When evening
drf55ej of Oriental design, are worn
The Wonders oi die Wireless Age
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MY DAUGHTER AND
TALK ABOUT WHEN
10 Die, 38 Hurt, as
in Lone Star State
Twister Sweeps Austin, Tex.,
and Suburb, Causing Prop,
crty Damage Estimated v
Br Th AtMelaUd PreM.
Austin, Tex., May 5. Ten dead
38 injured, two probably fatally and
property damage estimated at $400,-
000 )ras the toll of death and de
struction in the wake of a tornado
which late today swept through the
west side of Austin and on out of
the city to Oak Hill, eight miles
southwest, according to a check of the
r situation late today.
f he dead are. f.
Mrs. John Bargsley, sr. ,
Miss Ada Bargsley. . , .
Mrs. J. S. Thompson, sr.
, Mrs. J. S. Thomson, jr.
John S. Thompson, jr..
Eight-month-old baby of Mrs. K
A. Padgett and four negroes.
With the exception of the Padgett
baby, all the deaths occurred at Oak
Hill. The white victims were mem
bers of one house when the tornado
struck it.. All of them were killed
instantly except Mrs. Thompson, jr.,
who died at a hospital.
The Padgett baby died trorn m-
juries -received when it was picked
up by the tornado and carried across
a road and then droooed- Its parents
also were carried a short distance by
the wind, but were not injured seri
ously. ) . - , .
Wool Growers Make "Money
by Co-Operativ Wool Pools
LansingAMich., May 5. A survey.
hv the American Farm Bureau
shows that wool growers apparently
are making money, by belonging to
co-operative wool pools. , '
, According to the survey 45,256
growers in 22'states, pooled in 1921,
They sold 23,398,000 pounds ot grad
ed wool at an average price of 25
cents a pound. The average return
to the grower was 20.7 cents and the
marketing cost, exclusive of freight
and pool commissions, amounted to
only 2.8 cents. In comparison with
the more than 20 cent return to
growers in the pool the average
price received by other growers, not
pool members, was 16.1 cents. v
In Michigan the 14,000 growers
who were in the 1921 -farm bureau
pool sold 2,858,000 pounds of groded
wool. I T
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Former Senator From .
Nortr Dakota Expires
Lakota, N.- D., May 5. Asle J
Gronna,; former; United States sena
tor from North 'Pakota,- died at his
home here last night. He was -64
years old. Mr.' Gronna, recently re
turned from RochesterrMinn.. where
he underwent an operation. .
Mr. Gronna : was in the United
States senate from 1911 to 1921, but
was defeated for ' renomination bv
Dr. E. F. Ladd. He had announced
his candidacy as a rival of Senator
McLuniber at the coming election,
Mr. Gronna was one of the six
senators who1 voted against the dec
laration of wax with Germany.
Mr. Gronna , was a Scandinavian
American, native, of Iowa and edu
cated in the schools of Minnesota
and North Pakota. He began, his
political career in the territorial legis
lature. Later ' when North Dakota
began to select its representatives to
congress he found his way thither.
having won the votes of electors by
his ability and success as a farmer
and a shrewd'" business man.: He
soon made a reputation" .for aggres
sive independence as a partisan and
in J911 was named for the senate to
fill out an unexpired term of Sena
tor Johnson. :
Negro Convict Owns Land
Reported Worth $4,000,000
Jefferson City, Mo.. May 5.' D. H.
Hays, a negro convict at the state
penitentiary here, whose real 'name
is James Manuel, and who is said to
own a quarter section of oil land in
Mexico, reported to be worth in the,
neighborhood of $4,000,000, left here
early today iii 'custody of Buck
Williams, a prison deputy, to go to
Kansas City for certain papers bear
ing on his title to the land.
The tract always had been - re
garded as being of little or no .value'
until recently when an offer was re
ceived by the prisoner from an oil
concern. "-.,' . ; ' ? - .
our Men Convicted of i "
. Entering Railroad Car
beatnee. Neb.. May Special
Telegram.) Four ' strangers, ; Fred
Sa'ville, Charles Fisher, Fred W.
Jones and Wilber Moore. were
brought here from VVvmore charged
with breaking into a Burlington box
car to steal a ride. They pleaded"
guilty and were sentenced to five
days each in the county jaiL.. ,
' The cat is put our
EVERY NIGHT 6T
YOU EXPECT TO
British Trick in
Russian Oil Deal
Parisian Correspondents at
, Genoa Refuse to- Accept De1
- nials of Contract by Rus-
' sians and English.
Genoa, May 5. (By A. P.) No
American oil town ev?r had greater
oil excitement than Genoa has had
-over the . rumors that various oil
agreements have' been entered into
by the bolshevik . delegation. Pe
troleum is gushing all over the Genoa
conference; Jiothing has created such
a stir since the Germans and Rus
sians handed to the surprised con
ference their taster treaty.
Baku literally has been moved to
Genoa, and Azerbaijan has been put
on the map for- diplomats who for
merly had little idea where that re
public on the Caspian was located.
Certain districts never heard of un
til this week are being discussed
Russians Deny Contract.
' The Russian delegation has denied
that it made any contract for the sale
ot its output, everybody trom M.
Tchitcherin down has denied reports
of ail contracts. Col. J, W. Boyle,
a Canadian officer, who represents
the Koyal Dutch and thell com
panies here, which are reported to
have signed contracts with , the So
viets, has issued repeated denials
from his sick bed.. -
1 The British government also has
denied that contracts have been made
with its knowledge, but theFrench
correspondents will accept no denials
and are describing "the aliened
.treachery" which is supposed to,have
given the British control of the Cau
casian output. It was expected that
oil would be the greatest prize which
the Russians could offer at Genoa;
consequently there is willingness to
accept any rumor, and the air is full
Mary Pickford Heads
Film Actresses' Body
: :'r -, .g . '
Los Angeles, May 5. Mary Pick
ford has been chosen president of a
club of motion picture actresses the
j primary purpose of
I which is to protect
j the good names of
t its members, it was
admission would be
by ihvestiif a t i o n
tonly, and none
! would be admitted
twho were not
credits to the in-
r"v V Other
will Kn elprfpfl tif vt
Mary Pickford. Monday, when i
name for the club will toe chosen.
Four Members of Chicago
Family Killed by Gas JFumes
Chicago, May . 5. Four members
cf the family of JohnJany were
killed by gas fumes in their. home
and a fifth was 'partially overcome,
it was learned tonight, after the vic
tims had lain in the gas-filled house
throughout . a mght and day. An
inspection revealed that a hose coir
nection on a gas stove had fallen
off after the members of the family
had retired, ;
i . et
Senator WaUon Derlares Op-
ponrnU Seok to Delay Bill
Until as Near Election
Says Delay Unnecessary
Wellington, May 5. Frequent and
somen hat prolonged dicuioit in the
tenatc as to whether there was unnec
essary delay in the consideration of
the tariff bilC finally culminated in
a charge by Senator Watson, repub
lican, Indiana, that there was a fili
buster against the measure.
"There is no other object and no
other purpose in the measures be
ing adopted to delay its passage,"
Senator Watson declared. "The ob
ject is to delay the passage of the
hill as close to the day of election as
is possible. ISobody is being fooled,
and if I have my way we will he
holding sessions daily from 11 in the
morning until 11 at night.
Senator Watson, democrat, Georgia
interrupted to say that Senator Sun
inoiis ot Morth Carolina, in charge
of the democratic fight on the meas
ure, had asked certain minority sen
ators to present their views on par
ticuiar items in the bill, hut declared-
it was intended that the presentation
should be without filibuster and with
no purpose of delay.
Declaring that it was immaterial
as to what agreement had been made
between senator bimmons and his
democratic colleagues. Senator Wat
son of Indiana declared there had
been 'unnecessary delay, that the
whole proceedings had been lor the
purpose of filibuster and that so far
as he was concerned it would not be
tolcratcdjn the future.
"If the republicans who are re
SDOnsible to the country for legisla
tion and who must answer to the
country for their acts, will stay here
to the limit-of their physical endur
ancc we will quickly pass this bill,
he added. -
Earlier in the day both Senators
Underwood of Alabama,- the demo
cratic leader and Simmons, had de
clared tiiat there was no disposition
on the part of the democratic side
to delay passage ot the bill.
. . . Asks About Bonus.
The soldier bonus also got into
the debate- when Senator Walsh,
democrat, Massachusetts, asked
Chairman McCumber of the finance
committee if the amended bilt was
to be reported soon and taken up
immediately by layingside, the tar
iff bill temporarily. Senator Mc
Cumber said this was planned and
that he hoped , to' have the bill re-
oorted within a week. . '
"I assume it will not take more
than a day or so to pass it," Senator
McCumber added, declaring an aj
most unanimous majority was be
hind it. ' '
Senator Underwood coincided that
a majority probably favored the bill,
but told Senator McLumber that tan-
ina uo the bonus measure would "se
rious v de av the tatitt . Din. u
would cause demands from other sen
ators for ' action on other bills, he
said, and declared that the republicans
should not accuse the democrats ot
delav later. -
Senator Watson ot Ueorgia said
the republicans themselves were re
sponsible for long delay on the tar
iff. citine the months taken in com
mittee consideration. Incidentally the
Georaria senator discussed 'alleged
reckless automobile drivers and traf
fic rules in Washington, the, flow of
the water of the' Nile, Amazon and
Mississippi rivers and other subjects.
Beveridge Defeats New
by 20,472-Vote Majority
TndianaDoIis. Ind.. May 5. (By A.
P FlSriner Senator Albert I. Bev
eridge defeated Senator, Harry S.
New bv 20.472 votes in Tuesday's
primary for the republican nomina
tion for United States senator, ac
eordinir to fcomolete unofficial figures
as tabulated by The Associated Press
here today.- 1 he vote was: Bev
eridge, 205,410, and New, 184,938,
making the. total republican vote cast
. Friends of Samuel M. Ralston, for
mer governor, were gratified with his
heavy vote for the democratic sena
torial nomination Hi had a total
of 163,670 votes with-266 precincts
missing, while his nearest opponent,
Dr. Jesse Sanders, who made a cam
paign as a wet candidate, nao oniy
Jefferson County Farmers
Have Corn Half Planted
Fairbury,, Neb., May 5. j(Spe-
cial.) The warm weather of this
week has started farmers planting
corn. About one-half of the crop is
the ground. With favorable
weather most-of the crop will be
planted by the end of next week.
Labor Leader Arrested
Chicago, May 4. Cornelius (Con)
Shea., a labor leader, was arrested
on a charge of receiving three stolen
automobiles from " New Orleans.
Good Will Election
Standing ' of the candidates in
The Bee Good Will election today
is given on page 4. s
Omaha Man Forma
ot Bran Monkeyt
Wahinntoii, May 5. (By I'm'
veral Service.) Formation of the
Nation! Society of Brass Mon
keys was announced Thursday by
Colonel" V. F. Stof ker of Omaha,
The colonel takes issue with bis
former neighbor, William Jennings
Urvsn. Me says:
'The Darwinian theory must be
correct. Most of our people find
themselves in wilderness and feel
is though they were made monkeys
of, because the brasney stuff furnish
ed by the' political ringleaders makes
one Icel like a brass monkey.
It is the aiifi of the Brass Monkeys
Moecker say, to attain a member
ship of about 7,000,000. or the num
bcr of President Harding's majority
and to check up on both parties and
make known their approval or dis
Turks Break Up
" Kill Directors
Inmates of Armenian Orphan
ages of Both Sexes Spirited
Away Near East Orphan
age Ordered Closed.
Boston, May 5. Armenian or
phans' homes, both native and for
eign, are being broken up, their in
mates of both sexes spinted away
and their directors executed by the
Turkish nationalist government at
Angora, it was declared in a letter
from Aleppo, Syria, to the Armenian
National Union of America, made
public today by the union's secretary,
O. H. Papaiian.
The letter mentioned a specific
case at Harpoot, where Mhe Turkish
nationalists ordered the near east
workers to close their orphanage.
Constantinople, May 5. (By A. P.)
Four American relief workers have
arrived here after having been de
ported from Kharput, Turkish Ar
menia, '50 miles northwest of Diarr
bckr. They are F. B. Yowell of
Washington, director of the Kharput
unit; Dr. Mark L. Ward of Newton
Center. Mass., chief surgeon: Dr.
Ruth Parmalce of Boston, medical
director, and Miss Isabel Herley of
Fawtucket. R. I. -
Mr. Yowetl. in a statement issued
today, charged the Turks -with unjust
and unfriendly treatment ot Amen
cans, and cruelties and outrages
against Christians in. Asia Minor.
"The American deportations wee
me culmination oi a long series oi
unfriendly acts." he said. "They are
the prelude to fresh Turkish out-
rages - against "wnnsuans in . vsia
Minor. The Turks, encouraged by
the vacillations of the allies during
the post-armistice pericuV are getting
bolder in their intolerance against
the minorities. Unless outside inter
ference is forthcoming, the final
chapter in the history of Christians
will shortly be completed.
State of Slavery.
Trie Armenians in this district are
. . s Or i
in a state ot virtual slavery, i ney
are not permitted to travel within
the country, and 1 have had to re
turn $75,000 t people it. America
wno forwarded it to pay the travel-
ine expenses of relatives desiring to
leave the country. All the property
nf Armenians, victims ..of- deporta
tions. is confiscated . by the' Turks.
The Armenians are denied the r.se
of the courts.
Christian women, are forced into
harems without the right of appea! to
anv tribunal. ' .
The condition ot tne ureeics is
wnrse than that of the Armenians.
Th sufferings of the Greeks deport
ed from the districts behind the Dar
tle front continues. Of the 30,000
who left Sivas. 5,000 died , before
renrhtna Kharnut." One American
v-w. B .I--. . .. J
worker saw l.auu- aeaa on me rou
thousand died in
Kharpuh during the winter and 3,000
. , T .1 -J. .4. f trkornnf "
Qieu on tne ruaus v v. k-
Aided at American Stations.
"Tlii rienorted neoole were aided at
tli. American corn stations located
along the road from Sivas to Diar
bekr. In the Kharput district relief
was- given in opposition: to the 1 urKS.
Two-thirds of -the deported Greeks
and children. Turks
were permitted to select women and
girls along -the roads. '
"Tf American aid is withdrawn the
survivors will nerish. The bodies
strewn along the route are consumed
hi docs, wolves and vultures. The
Turks are not burying the dead.
Wither are the deported people
Dermitted to do so. The chief causes
of death are starvation, t oyseiuery
and typhus. . - ' ;
- Americans munreaico.
I have no personal prejudice
against" any religious belief. I have
refused to be involved in any con
troversy. Therefore, my statement
is impartial. ' - '
All the 20 Americans in Kharput
ave been treatea py xne lurKisn
officials with the utmost discourtesy
and injustice, notwithstanding their
ork has been extended to the
Moslems. Patients ' were admitted
to the hospitals if the Turks wanted
them admitted"; many Christian ref
ugees, terribly ill, were turned away
to die outside the gates. The hos
pital base was closed by the military
P. Morgan to Sail for
. ; Europe on Loan Mission
j New York, May 5. J. P. Morgan,
j who has been invited by the inter
I allied reparations commission to
i confer with it jn Paris on the feasi
I bility of raising an' international loan
I for Germany will sail for Europe
Federal Grand Jury
Charges Mail Used
to Defraud Investors
Former State Treasurer Walter A. Ceorgr, Itatph K. Sund'
crland, Willard V. Mathewi and Walter Stickel Named
in Joint Indictment Covering Guaranty Securities,
Pioneer Bank and Colonial Timber Deal. .
Judge Fixes Bonds Aggregating $225,000
Twenty-five men were indicted by the federal grand jury yesterday on
charges of conspiracy t violate section 215 of the penal code, having to
do with using the mails to defraud.
Thomas H. Matters. Willard V. Mathews. Ralph K. Sunderland. liar,
ris L. Fuller. John Hecox. former State Treasurer Walter A. George and
Harold K. Cozier are among me
Thomas H. Matters.
to Combat Fire
Cedar Creek Threatened as
Lumber Burns Bucket
Brigade Saves Town.
Louisville, Neb., May 5. (Special
Telegram.) ife starting trom tar
being used to repair the roof of the
lumber yard at .Cedar Creek, threat
ened to wipe out the entire town for
several hours this -afternoon. Ihe
fire was fanned by a high wind.
The town is without fire protec
tion and buckets brigades - were
formed to combat the ' fire. Every
man, woman.and thild .in the town
able to carry a bucket was pressed
into service and" calls for help wee
sent to nearby farmers and to Louis
ville and Plattsmoulh.
School Is Closed.'
The school was closed that pupils
and teachers .could aid in the work
Wells in the vicinity f the lumber
yard were pumped dry. Horses"
were hitched to threshing machine
tanks to haul -water to the scene.
lhe church and ' several resi
dences w&re slightly dmaged' by
fire started from blazing embers car
ried by the wind. , .
Paul Roberts, owner of the yard,
lived in the bvilding and his house
hold goods were a total loss.
, Loss It $25,000.
The; loss is estimated "at $25,000
with $12,000 insurance. T A-large;
quantity ot; new lumber (had just ar
rived and was not insured. '
The,fire was still burning at night
fall in some of - the larger piles of
lumber, but was under-control -and
no fear was expressed of its spread
ing. " . .
Former British Aviation
Major .Sentenced to Death
London, May ' 5. (Bv A. - P.1
ttonaia true, tormer-major in. the
British aviation service, on trial for
me Killing-oi oertruae rates, was
found guilty-this evenine of willful
murder and sentenced to death.
Saturday: Probably showers
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m. 54 t p. m
1 . n. 57 8 p. m
S . m US 4 p. m. .....
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to s. m ?s a n. m
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IS noon ..... ....; p. hC
. . Highest Friday.
Denver . . . .
,7!Salt Lake ....,.;2
.78 Santa Fe 7S
.SO' Sheridan f4
.4Bloux City 12
.Norlh Plain . ...S3i
unj mm m mc muitiim.ni.
All the 25 are named in a single in
dictment consisting of 40 large type
written pages, reciting alleged ma
nipulations of the Guaranty Securi
ties company of Omaha and Lincoln
and of Iowa, the Pioneer State bank
of Omaha and the Colonial Timber
& Coal corporation.
Matters is indicted for acts alleged
to have been performed while he
was at liberty under bond pending
his appeal to the federal supreme
court from a conviction for violation
of the banking laws in connection
with the wrecking of the First Na
tional bank of Sutton in 1915. He w as
pardoned by President Harding after
serving six weeks of a five-year sen
tence. Several of the men, including
Mathews and Matters, were indicted
bv the county grand jary last fall,
Mathews pleaded guilty and is serv
ing a term in the penitentiary. The
jury that tried Matters disagreed and
he is to have a new trial in district
court May 15.
Wide Range of Bonds. ' '
Bonds were fixed by Federal Judge
Woodrough at the request of United
States Attorney Kinslcr, at amounts
ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for .
each defendant and totaling $225,000
for the 25.
These are the men indicted, with
the bond fixed:
Willard V. Mathews, Omaha,
$25,000.' , '
Harris L. Fuller, Omaha, $10,000.
Ralph E. Sunderland, Omaha,
$1,000. . VV .- .
Harold R. Cozier, Omaha, $5,000.
Thomas H. Matters, Omaha, $10,000.
H." W. SewaU. Omaha, $1,000.
John Hecox, Omaha, $1,000 '
James C. Cloud, Omaha, $5,000.
Alf L. Steinert, Omaha, $1,000.
Lucien B. Fuller, Lincoln, $10,000.
Alexander L. Mathews, Broken
Rev. Charles H. Rogers, Lincoln,
$10,000. : .
Samuel G. Moore, Des Moines,
. LeRobert D.l Eykelboom, Denver,
Walter L. StkkeL Kearney, $25,000.
Walter A. George, former state
James R. Ellison, Charleston, W,
George L. Roach, Denver, $10,000,
Homer Mol.ieux, Denver, $1,000. .
Vogel Gettier, College View, Neb
Howard A. Sharrick, $1,000.
Thomas M. Finney, $1,000.
Ed G. Smith, Auburn, $1,000.
William H. Culver, Los Angelet,
Charles Rudolph, Chicago, $25,000.
' ' Explains Mathews Bond.
A bond was fixed in the case of
Willard V. Mathews, Mr. Kinsler
said, in order to hold him if he is
paroled or otherwise released from
'(Torn to Pnsa Two, Column Four.)
Jefferis Urges Cut
r in Railroad Rates
, ( . - .
' Washington, ' May4' 5. (Special
Telegram.) An early reduction in .
freight and passenger rates is 'urged
upon Chairman Charles C. McChord
of the Interstate Commerce commis- '
sion in a letter, by Representative
Jefferis. ', . ,
Following a penod of serious ag
ricultural and -business ; depres
sion, Nebraska and the middle
west seem to ; be on the high ' "'
road returning to prosperity," -
so the Omaha congressman advises
Mr.Mcehord, "and there is, but one
thing . remaining which retards -progress
to this end, and that' is the?
continued high cost -of transporta
"Your commission has completed .
a series of hearings on this import
ant question of rail rates, and you
have at your command a thorough
analysis of the conditions. As one
who is interested in lower transDor-
tation charges, permit me to say,
nowever, that it is my earnest wish
that a reduction in freight and passenger-
rates ; be recommended bv '
the commission at no distant date.
Such action will do much to insure
a revival of agriculture and business -in
our Nebraska commonwealth, as '.
well as in our sister states of the
Trio of Auto Speeders 1
Kidnap Motorcycle Cop
Canton, O.. May 5. Three auto-
mobilists whom Motorcycle Police-.
man William M. Wise alternated to
arrest for speeding late today, forced
the officer to get into their machine
at. the point of guns and speeded
away. They were pursued and over
taken by four automobiles filled with
officers and a gun fight followed in
which one of the fugitives was shot
and seriously wounded. He was
brought to a local hospital,
-.. Ar. at . v -i , it -,-