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VOL 51 NO. 47:
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 7, Wi.
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Sufferi Two Attadi of Henri
Failure While Watch
ing (Jame With
Had Been 111 for Month
"Mike" linn. 61. secretary el the
Omaha Western league hauball club,
died yrnerduy aftentCHui at 4;J0 at
the bill park. Heart diee was the
cue oi death.
Finn collapsed duritijr (lie third
Inning oi t lie Omaha-1'uUa game
following a home run by Davit and
a double by i.amb. He regained
consciousness, once and then col
lapsed the aecond time, never to re
cover. The Onuha secretary arrived in
Oinaru Friday night from hit home
in Little Kotk. Ark., whrre he ha
been ill since April 1 with bran du
I' pou his arrival in Omaha with
bis wife and daughter, Catherine,
IK, Mr. I inn started looking after
the interests of the local club.
Chatted With Friends.
He went out to the ball park yes
terday afternoon, accompanied by
his wife and daughter. Hefore game
time, Finn remained at his desk in
the office, chatting with old-time
When the gong rang for the tea"'
to take the diamond, "Mike" turned
to his wife and said: "I must go out
and see our boys play."
Accompanied by "Dick" Crotte,
Finn went into the grandstand
where the two found scats behind
the home plate. "Mike" was enjoy
ing the game until the third inning
when Tulsa came to bat.
Bennet, the first Tulsa player,
fanned. Thompson walked and then
"Yank" Davis knocked a home run
over the right field fence. Finn be
came nervous, , and when Lyman
Lamb doubled to center fie'd, the
Omaha secretary collapsed, falling
headlong on his face. He was re
vived and then collapsed a second
and final time.
Received Final Kites,
He was carried out of the grand
stand and placed on a cot in the
lobby of the stand.
Captain G. R. G. Fisher, director
of bureau of first aid, Omaha chap
ter of the Red Cross, tried to revive
Finn, but as' his last minutes ap
proached, Father P. C Gannon ad
ministered the final rites.
Mrs. Finn and her daughter were
at Finn's side during his last min
utes. J. N. Finn, a brother, was
also present. David Finn, only son
of the dead man, is in Boston, Mass.
The body will be taken to Little
Rock, Ark., for burial.
' Finn was born two block-s from a
ball park in Natick, Mass., 61 years
ago. He bad been engaged in base
ball work since that time, and has
often been heard to make the re
mark that it was his wish that when
death came it would find him in a
baseball park. ; , .
The Omaha secretary started his
baseball career at Newport, R. I., in
1896, managing the Newport club.
He has managed various clubs from
the Atlantic to . Pacific coasts and
Texas to Maine. He was started on
his baseball career by Tommy Con
nelly, scout for the Giants, who at
that time was managing a New Eng
land club. -
Managed Many Clubs.
Finn has managed the Waterbury,
Little Rock, Toledo, Chattanooga,
Memphis, Mobile, San Antonio and
several other clubs besides being con
nected as secretary of the Omaha
club and scout for the Detroit Ti
gers of the American league.
. He was known in the baseball
world as a very valuable man to have
on a club. Because of his schedule
making ability Finn has acted
as schedule maker for the two Texas
leagues, besides assisting in drawing
up the Western league schedule this
season. ; i
' Finn joined the Omaha club as
secretary in ' 1921 when " Barney
Burch purchased the team from "Pa"
Rourke. , .
Court Upholds Zoning
Contract in Lincoln
Lincoln, May 6. The contract for
zoning Lincoln entered into by its
mayor and city commission . with
a New York advisory corporation
was upheld today by the state su
preme court, which decision in part,
also recognizes the city's right to
establish 'and conduct a municipal
The resolution passed by the city
council approving the contract is
held not to have been a legislative
" act and therefore not subject to ref
erendum. A roning ordinance that
is passed is subject to referendum,
the opinion holds.
Former Hastings Editor
Dies at Home of His Son
Andrew Clute, 60. former editor of
the Adams County Democrat at Has
tings, died Thursday at the home of
a son in Cedar Rapids, la., according
to word received in Omaha yesterday.
He is survived by his widow and
three sons, the youngest of whom is
Paul Clute, 1322 South Twenty-fifth
avenue. Funeral services and burial
will be held at Cedar Rapids. Mr.
, Clute lived for several years in Oma
ha with his son. Paul.
6 Die in Mexican Ballot Riot
Mexico City, May 6. (By A. P.)
Six persons were killed and 60
wounded, several of them seriously,
in Urnapan, Michoacan. yesterday
when a group of radicals, aided by
the police, battled against the city
councilmen and their sympathizers
following a disagreement concerning
a miijpr city election, says a dis
tatchMo El Universal today.
Officer of Omaha Team
Expires at Ball Park
Noted 'Man Killer'
Killed in Battle
by Texas Sheriff
Bud Ballew, Famous Gun
Fighter of Soutliweot, Dies
When Officer Beats Him
to the "Draw."
Wichita Falls. Tex.. May 6. (By
A. P.)-Chicf of Police J. .W. Mc
Cormick was the cynosure of all eyes
here today. For yesterday he
matched the draw with the famous
master of guncraft, D. M. (Bud)
Ballew and won.
As a result Ballew, survivor and
hero of many perilous situations, is
mourned by admiring friends who
thought him virtually invincible, and
McCormick is entitled to notch his
This city witnessed much excite
ment during the crusade against law
lessness which accompanied its rapid
growth as an oil town, but no event
of that period eclipsed yesterday's
episode in romantic interest. The in
cident recalled pioneer days of Texas,
when the saloon and public gambling
houses were regarded as necessary
to every community and guns and
knives were necessary to every man;
when the man who was "slow. with
his gun" was .quick to die, the other
man being judge, jury and execu
tioner combined; and when to "die
with one's boots on" was to die in
the most honorable shroud.
Goes to Investigate. ' .
Yesterday's affair might well have
occurred in those days. Chief Mc
Cormick had word that Ballew was
behaving in a disorderly fashion in a
soft drink parlor, lie went around
to investigate. He walked up to
Ballew and charged him with drunk
enness, demanding that he hand over
his pistojl This was something new
to Ballew. With the contemptuous
retort. "You're out of luck," Ballew.
according to witnesses, reached for
his gun, but McCormick, sensing
Ballew's apparent intention, flashed
his own gun and fired from the hip.
Five bullets entered Ballew's body.
He died as he had predicted, with
his boots on. . ;
It was a tiew model -.38. against an
old fashioned .45 and the latter
"never popped a cap." In fact, it
never left its long holster under Bal
lew's arm. - " ' . ; ;
Body Carried in Plane.
Unlike other . days when Ballew's
alleged action would , have war
ranted his death and the affair ended
with his life, McCormick has to an
swer to later day laws. He was ar
rested and held under $10,000 bonds.
Instead of resting in a rude grave
among the hills nearby, Ballew's
body was taken aboard an airplane
to his old stamping grounds. , at
Ardmore, Okl., the scene of many of
his daring , exploits, there to be
mournfully met1 by former .Sheriff
(Turn to Page Two, Column Six.)
Is Passed by House
Washington. May 6. The $17,000,-
000 soldier hospital bill, making im
mediate! IVailable $12,000,000 tor
beginning construction of institutions
m i ot the 14 veteran Dureau res
tricts, was passed last night by the
house. It now goes to the senate.
Reported Thursday by . Chairman
Madden of the appropriations com
mittee, the measure was put through
by unanimous vote. ; '' . .
Seattle Purchases Crane
Seattle, Wash., May 6. Sam
Crane, , shortstop, on the ' Brooklyn
National league club, has been pur
chased by the Seattle Pacific Coast
league club, it was announced yes
terday. , . ;
A ds ;
only as you
17th and Farnam
AT lantic 1000
mn. I a.
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Dr)i Cldim 18t!t A
Greater Succr Thau
Fight for Wet' Congress
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
Wellington. May 6. I rolnouum,
afirr M months of exi.tnue in the
United States, is still a political iue.
It is not conceded to be major
iiue. nor it it a party i.tue, but it
it conceded even by the champions
of prohibition enforcement to be ait
I'M they are apprehensive about
it is demonstrated by the recent ap
peal sent out by the legislative coin
mitiee of the Anti-Saloon league to
all friends of prohibition enforce
ment to he on the alert in the com
ing political primaries and ft to it
that men are not nominated for con
grets who could by any possible in
fluence he induced to vote lor a
modification of the Volstead enforce
N'o serious-thinking "wets" have
any hope of ever overturning the
lfith amendment. They know it is
not necessary because the 18th
mendment docs not prohibit. It
amendment -docs not prohibit. It
congress must pass the law enforc
ing this condition. -
Wets Want Modification.
But the "wet" leaders do have a:
abiding hope that the VolMcad act
may be modified by "boosting" the
alcoholic content of permissible,
The late Senator Penrose of Penn
sylvania remarked at a social occa
sion shortly after the ratification of
the 18th amendment:
"Congress hereafter will be wet
or dy. For some years it will be
dry. Then along will come a wet
wave and up will go the permissible
That it is just what the prohibition
leaders are trying to prevent and this
is the first year since the establish
ment of prohibition that the signs on
the horizon point to real serious po
litical assaults on the John Barley
corn lock box.
In many states and in more con
gressional districts the "wets" and
"drys" arc arrayed against each
other this year about as they were
hefore the amendment was ratified or
before it had ever been submitted to
the states. And in most of the cam
paigns where prohibition figures the
success or the breakdown in enforce-:
nient is the proposition around which
the debate centers.
On one side it is contended that
conditions have improved enormous
ly; that intoxication has diminished
and that by slow but sure processes
enforcement is being made effective.
On the other side, it is charged that
enforcement is impossible; that a
great majority of( the people scoff
at the law and violate it without com
punction, and that worse evils have
grown up under prohibition than ex
Situation From Two Sides.
There are two viewpoints of en
forcement, one from the government
side and the other from the Asso
ciation Against Prohibition, Prohibi
tion Commissioner Hayncs says
"With the utmost emphasis it can
be stated, and convincing evidence
is to be seen on every hand that the
18th amendment is being en
forced with greater success than was
ever conceived possible, in less than
30 months by its closest friends.
"The truth is, it is being enforced
to such an extent that its enemies
are increasing their false, country
wide propaganda and this fact alone
is sufficient evidence that the shoe
"It is scarcely necessary to point
out facts that are apparent to every
one, that the 18th amendment is
being enforced." '
"The open saloon is a thing of the
past, and even enemies of the prohi
bition law admit it is gone forever.
"Hotels which before prohibition,
feared ruin are now co-operating in
enforcement and many prominent
managers.. declare they dp not want
the barroom back. ;
: "The head of the Salvation army,
who is ill a position to kn6w where
of she speaks, in a recent statement
said evidences of enforcement are
unmistakable and a Godsend to un
fortunate humanity. -
"Purchasers of bootleg . liquor
themselves know beyond any ques
tion of doubt that the 18th amend-,
nient is being 'enforced for the sim
ple reason that the source of supply
is now so nearly closed that real
(Torn to Pice Two. Column Four.) . .
Wife of Minister Killed
in Elevator Accident
Tecumseh,- Neb., May 5. Tucum
seh friends of Rev. C. C. Markham,
former pastor of the Baptist church
of this city, have received an ac
count o'f the death of his wife, at
Wichita, Kan. The minister and his
wife were shopping and had taken
an elevator to the seventh floor.
When it stopped Rev. Mr. Mark
ham stepped from the car. His wife
was following behind him, and as
she started to step from the elevator
it shot up quickly. She fell from the
elevator and despite the 'efforts of
her husband to catch her, fell under
the car down the elevator shaft to
the basement, a distance of 90 feet.
She lived for three hours. Mrs.
Markhpm was 50.
Tornado Death Toll Is 13.
Austin, Tex., May 6. The death
toll in the tornado which swept parts
cf Austin and Travis counties Thurs
dty stood at 13 last night. The ap
proximately 50 injured are reported
doing well. A revised estimate of
the property dara?e last night
placed the total at 7 725.QVJ.
umbia, S, C, May -A(ier
i, ... .i. w., n. u c ...-
fc U IV - , 11. ... V Ml -
Sf?-' .esideut of the U'rtlver.ity of
n Carolina, Ben Male, uuiver
& t mar.haL tod.y .hot nd killed
i of the school of engineering and then
hot himteU to dtdth.
The lioiiiiii4 ocfnttcj In the unl-'
eriiy treaurer's office in the pre '
eiue of I'residcut Currell, ho. afier j
lite inooung, i.,urd a Mateiucut say-1
ing that fur a long time there had
hecn bitter feelinar hetween I'rof.
, Home and Marshal Hale growing j
i out of their conflating duties at the I
President Currell said that Mar- j
hal 1 laic, enraged, asked . a I
stenographer preieut to leave, began I
hooting imlinTiiinnalrly about the j
treasurer's oHice and then shouting, '
u are re ponible lor this," pomt-
.1 I.:., .......I ., !...,( .1 .1.. I
ed hit pi.iol at the head of the nrril- j
dent. Hale, however, a minute later j
turned his gun on I'rof. Homes and i
shot him and then shot himself,
Trio of Texas
at Stake bv Mob
Three Men, Accused in Mur !
dcr of Girl, 17, Taken j
From Sheriff Bodies,
Teague, Tex., May 6. Two white
men were detained today for further
investigation of their actions pre
ceding the attack on and murder of
Eula Awlsey, for which three ne
groes were burned at Kirvin this
morning. No 'announcement of
charges being filed against the men
have been made, according to re
Kirvin, Tex., May 6. (By A. P.)
Three negroes were burned to
death at the same stake here this
morning by a mob of 500 men fol
lowing their alleged implication in
the criminal assault and murder of
17-year-old Eula Awsley, white girl,
whose mutilated body was found
near here Thursday night
All three negroes were employed
on the farm of J. T. King, prominent
farmer of this community and grand
father of the dead girl, with whom
she lived, both her parents being
dead. Mr. King was present at the
cremation and the mob leaders are
said to have obtained his approval
thereof before lighting the torches.
In Orderly Fashion.
The lynchings were carried out
deliberately. There was no dis
charge of fire arms nor was any un
due violence attempted, although it
was reported, however, that the
negroes were mutilated before being
tied to the stake. With the excep
tion of a few shouts and the screams
of the condemned men there was lit
tle to disturb the early morning quiet
of the backwoods community. The
incinerations took place on a small
open plot directly in front of two
small churches. One of the negroes
is said to have died singing a church
Kirvin is a town of abojt 500 in
habitants, situated in Freestone
county, east central Texas, about 18
miles south of Dallas.
Mr. King resides at Kirvin.
Found Near Road. ,
Miss Awsley was riding her horse
home from the school which she at
tended, several miles from Kirvin,
late Thursday when she was at
tacked. Her body later was found
near the road with 23 knife wounds
inflicted in the head, neck and chest.
News of the murder spread quickly
and late Thursday a band of several
hundred men from Freestone and
Limestone counties and a large
sheriff's posse were scouring the
neighborhood. "Snap" Curry, the
first negro to be led to the stake,
was arrested when his wife told of
ficers he had come home -with his
clothes covered with blood on the
night of the murder. Curry was
taken to Wortham and imprisoned in
(Turn to Psse Two, Column One.)
Girl Held Prisoner
: .Two Years Rescued
. Bucyrus, 0., May 6. Irene Men
ges, 20, was rescued from an iron
sheeted shed on the farm of, her
father, Jacob P. Menges, near Crest
line, where she is said to have been
imprisoned two years. Sheriff Ed
ward J. Knappenberger of Crawford
county, and Charles Crawford, mar
shal of Crestline, released the girl
from captivity. , A
Menges was placed under arrest
and is held for investigation.
The girl was brought to Bucyrus
where she is being cared for by the
sheriff's wife. She has not spoken
since she was released, according to
the sheriff. When rescued she wore
little clothing and the shed where
she was found was heated only -by
a lantern, the sheriff said.
. Her iather claims she is men
tally unbalanced and that she had
been held under restraint for the
past two years. ,
Fillmore County Farmer
Nearly Severs Heel on Plow
Geneva, Neb., May 6. (-"Special.)
In attempting to kick weeds from
between the discs of a plow which
he was driving, Howard ePterson,
22, farmer, almost' severed his right
heel. He was taken to a Hastings
hospital. The yung man resides on
a farm between Shickley and Sutton.
Mellon Decides Taxes Due
on Wilson Foundation
Washington, May 6. Secretary
Mellon was understood to have de
cided to uphoW the ruling by In
ternal Revenue Commissioner Blair
to the effect that the contributions
to the Woodrow Wilson foundation
are not exempt from the federal in
come tax law.
Lloyd George Hamlet: 'The Time Is Out of Joint!
0 Cursed Spite, That Ever I Was Born to Set It Right"
Den Show Planned
by Envoys of Ak
Last Year's Record of 23,000
Visitors to Be Broken .
.This Year, Says
Gardner. 1 ;
Ambassador of Ins mejesty, King
Ak-Sar-Bcn, in Nebraska and Iowa
towns, already are busy arranging
pilgrimages to Omaha and the den
show for the coming season, accord
ing to Charles Gardner, royal scribe,
whose office has received more than
100 letters asking for reservations of
"More -than 23,000 men visited the
den show during the 1921 season,"
Mr. Gardner said yesterday. "This
number will be vastly increased this
year. It is the' acknowledged duty
of King Ak's ambassadors to form
pilgrimages of their townspeople to
visit Omaha and the den at least one
evening each year. '
All Urged to Join.
' "Ak-Sar-Ben is nothing without its
membership. Ak-Sar-Ben's power,
which has been so thoroughly dem
onstrated, lies solely, in the knights,
All eligible men of the city are
urged to become members of Ak-Sar-Ben
this week. Total member
ship now .has reached 2,250. accord
ing to figures available : at head
quarters. Maj. J. E. Davidson's
team leads with a total of 450 new
members. Mai. Charles E. Black is
second, with 361. The drive will be
continued until at least 4.000 mem
bers have been signed up.
. Opening Show May 29. ,
The den show will open on May
29. This will be Omaha night and,
in addition. King Ak will be host to
some 225 delegates to a convention
of B'nai Brith.
Men joining Ak-Sar-Ben after the
den show opens will be initiated with
all the ceremonies known to the or
ganization, according to Charlie
Gardner, who states that he1 will beWere-then paid out to stockholders
in the line to receive the candidates,
Price of Gasoline to Be
Advanced Monday Morning
Gasoline will be advanced in price
one cent a gallon Monday morning,
bringing it up to 25 cents at service
stations in Omaha, according to an
nouncements Saturday night.
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
Diamond Jubilee of Missouri Luth
erans a Pns-e II.
Society nd News for Women
, Pages 1 to .
Shopping With Polly Pago 6.
"The Devil's Bunting Horn." Bluo
Ribbon story by Eden Fhillpnttn
"The Romance of a Million Dollars."
serond installment of serial by
Elizabeth Dejeans Page 11.
Editorial Comment Page VI.
Amusements Pages 13, 14 and IS.
Mnslo News Pago 14.
"Hnppyland." for the Children
Sports News and Fentnres
Pages 1 and t.
Of Especial Intercut to Motorists
Pages a and 4.
For Lire, Boys of Omaha Page 5.
Markets and Financial Page ft.
Real Estate and Builders' News
"The Married Life of Helen and '
Warren" Page Q
Want Ads fuzes V, 10 and II.
Two More Blanket
Brought by Jury
Charges of Using Mails to De
fraud Made Against Pro
f . moters of , Omaha
Two more blanket indictments were
returned by the federal grand jury
Saturday in connection with charges
of using the mails to defraud. These
two indictments are against five
men connected with the promo
tion of the Industrial Chemical com
pany and seven connected with the
Omaha Oil and Drilling company.
The five named in the chemical
company indictments are; , .
Elliott B. Smoak. ' ', "
W. E. Hhrpard.i '
(irorgre B. Wray.
Benjamin H. Mickey. ,
Their bonds have , been fixed at
Mickey is a son of former Gover
nor Mickey of Nebraska. It is al
leged that' the stock of this concern
was of little or no value but that it
was sold with large p-omises and that
dividends were paid out of unearned
money. Letters to L. A.- Mewis,
Stanton, Neb., boosting the stock
and wishing him a "happy and pros
perous New Year," and to Arthur J.
Swcdlund of Upland, Neb., enclosing
"extra dividend" check, are included
in the indictment.
Those named in . the drilling com
pany indictment are: ' " ' .
Frank H. Wray, prenldent. -John
P. Allan, general manager.
Dr. Jamen C. Woodward, director.
. Edward H, Hrhnneman, viec president,
(ieorgc T. Porter, treasurer.
John A. Farnberg, Mecretary.
Lester E. Wray, director. . '
Their bonds also are $5,000. s
The charge here is that officers of
the company would pretend to, sell
to the , corporation an 'oil lease for
$225,000 and to cause a note of $75,
000 to be issued to another of their
number as trustee, and that dividends
from capital in order to boost the
stock sales. '
A letter written to Mrs. Charlotte
Smith, Schuyler, Neb., by Dr. J. C.
Woodward, Securities' building, is
quoted. She is his grandmother.'
Davis Is Pleased ; '
Lincoln, May 6. Satisfaction over
the results of the federal grand jury
hearing at Omaha, ; which returned
a large number of indictments ' for
alleged fraudulent use of the mails,
was expressed today by Attorney
General Davis, who said the indict
ments by a federal grand jury were
taken as a supporting factor of the
prosecutions brought under state in
dictments against a few of the same
men, chiefly for alleged violations
of the state banking laws.
Evidence of Incendiarism
at Nebraska City Fire
Nebraska City, Neb., May 6.
(Special.) An unoccupied brick
house owned by Calvin Chapman
was badly damaged by fire. Evi
dence of incendiarism, firemen said,
was found in nearly every room.
Kerosene had been used on the
malls and ceiling in some rooms and
there was other evidence that the
house had been set afire. In the
basement several containers had in
flammable liquid in them. Mr.
Chapman was out of the city at the
time. The amount of insurance car
ried by the owner was pot obtainable.
for Using Mail in
Proprietor of Chadron Cafe
Alleged to Have Sought
Money and Clothes ;
An indictment returned by the fed
eral grand jury here against Mae
Strahl, Chadron, Neb., was made
She is charged with using the mails
to conduct an alleged scheme to get
money ' and other valuables from
bachelors on representations that she
was an 18-year-old girl, poor but
beautiful, and with a cruel stepfather.
Willing to Marry. ,
Several of the letters she is alleged
to have written are quoted in the in
dictment. It is charged that she of
fered to marry or act as housekeeper
to those men who wrote to her. She
is alleged to have used various names
in writing to the men. Her letters
are very illiterate. Here is one quoted
in the 'indictment and addressed to
Andy Brown, North Little Rock,
"Your nice letter and Oh you
don't no how glad I was to get it.
Well dear, do you love me well
enough to send me some clothes. I
wear bust size 44. Oh' I am just al
most barefooted. My souls all off
my shoes. Well I wear size 4 1-2
shoes. Stocking size 9. Well I am
Bast 18 years old and good cook,
good housekeeper. Can sew. This
Xmas . I have no fruit or ' nuts or
candy.' Yes, we lived in Sturgis, S.
D., and that where liting struck
are house, burnt all my clothes, lost
everything but are dear lifes.
Well dear, fare from here to Omaha
is $18.50. If you send money send
American Express or,der to me, Oh
I sure would like to h.ave a home
my own. So I sure look for some
clothes from my dear Andy. Dear
I have no coat to wear or anything
like that, -Please do pity me sweet
"120 So. Main Street, Chadron,
Neb. - I
Don't Want WooL
"P. S. I have "no clothes to keep
me warm. Don't send no wool clothes
I can not wear wool. So lots love
lots kisses to you Dear Hart."
Mae Strahl, says the indictment, is
not a young girl but a woman of ad
vanced years, operating a restaurant
in Chadron and mother of a son who
resides with her. .
Farm Buildings Destroyed
by Wind Storm at Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., May 6. (Special.)
A windstorm south of Beatrice
destroyed a number of farm build
ings. At the eGorge Cooper place
a 110-foot shed was demolished and
pieces of timber carried 8 rods.
George Gallath, employed as a farm
hand, was blown from his wagon and
injured. Hail fell but little damage
Sunday fair and cooler.
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10 a. n . .
11 a. m. .
1 p. m . .
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4 p. m . .
5 p. m . .
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7 d. m . .
1 I a p. m ..
Henry P. Davison, Member of
J. P. Morgan Firm, Sm
rutnl'i to Attempt to
Hold Funeral Tuesday
Hf TH Ataarll4 ttmt.
Stw York, May 6. Henry P.
Davison, member of the banking
firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and
directing bead of the American Red
Cross during the world war, died
1:3 0th is adrrnoon on the operating
table while surgeons were attempt
ing to remove a tumor from nit
brain at his country estate in Locust
Valley, L, I.
The internationally known fmia
cirr faced death at imperturhed at
he had met the problems of life.
Known on the street at one who
never showed undue alarm, he took
no formal farewell of hit family and
joked with his loved ones while he
was preparing for the operation.
Ilia first request was that he should
be laid to rest in the Locust Valley
with its green and flowering apple
blossoms that he had loved, in case
he failed to survive the operation.
The second request waa that his fun
eral should be as simple and un
ostentatious as possible. Those close
to him, who tonight faced the tad
duty of planning the final ceremony,
said both requests would be re
Tumor Near Brain.
It was only last night that an
nouncement was made that Mr. Davi.
son, who went under the knife last
August, would have to undergo an
other operation today. The first op
eration, performed to relieve pres
sure on the auditory nerve, which
produced headaches and insomnia,
disclosed the tumor. Its removal
was not attempted because it was
felt the patient could not stand
further loss of blood and anathestic.
He did not rally as well as had
been expected, however, and the sur
geons . decided that another opera
tion was imperative. .This bulletin,
issued about 2 o'clock, told of failure.
"Mr. Henry P. Davison died to
day at the conclusion of an opera
tion on an infiltrating tumor in the
brain, which could not be partially
Operation at Home.
It was decided to operate in the
financier's home at Peacock Point,
instead of at the Roosevelt hospital
in this city, where the first operation
was penormcu. t- uiinu.i --
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morning a special corps of surgeons
snd nurses began arriving in auto
As the hour for the anaesthetic ap
proached Mr.Xavison seemed' as un
flurried as the time, when back in
the '80's, a stranger had entered the
bank where he was employed, point
ed a revolver at his head and de
manded $1,000. After detectives had
pounced on the intrduer, Mr. Davi
ion resumed work as though nothing
Two anxious vigils began when he
entered the operating room. Family
and many close friends, including
J. P. Morgan, were grouped in an
other room 'at ePacock Point. In
the Morgan offices were seated more
business associates, clustered aroumt
a private telephone connected w'th
the Trfjcust Valley mansion.
It was from the Morgan offices
that word was first flashed to the
public of the financier's, death. The
word came after closing of the mar-'
ket and followed rumors that he had
jasscu succcssiuuy inrougn me or
deal and would recover.
Newspaper men assembled at Lo
cust Valley were standing a short
distance from the house when Mr.
Morgan and others t were seen to
come out and, with bowed heads,
enter their machines and drive awayi
Then a close associate of Mr. Davi
son's made the announcement of
In a few minutes Mr. Morgan
drove into the estate atain. arrnm.
panied by Rev.-Charles W. Hmton,
After a conference with members o
the family, it was announced that
bciv"- woma De neia at 1 1
1 uesday morning in the chapel of St.
John's of Lattington, the Episcopal
church in Locust Valley which was
founded by the late J. P. Morgan,
and m which Mr. Davison had been
a vestryman for many years. Soon
after it was learned that the opera
tion had been fatal, Mrs. Davison,
supported by her two sons, left the
house and walked with them ; for
over an hour among the blossoming
orchards and flowering gardens of
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intent, the course taken by Mr. Davi-
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. , , "le K'ounas to which he
had become so endeared. In the
afternoon he had gone driving with
mini, uau tnauca auring tne greater .
part of the ride and then in bouyant
spirits, had announced that the sur
geons were coming for another oper
ation. - .
. Told of "Little Party." '
Last night he played with his
grandson, F. Trubee Davison, jr.,
before startine on what was in h
his last tour of the gardens. He
walked un In
ployes and said; "Well, John, I'm
going to have a little party tomor
row." But there were tears in Mr. Davi
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Lightning Tears Shoe
irora woman in Broken Bow
Broken Bow, Neb., May 6. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Ira Vian had the shoe
torn from her right foot by lightning,
the bolt entering the house by war
of a chimney. She wa. painfully
burned. 'at I