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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. 61 NO. 48.
to Be Sifted
Coroner'a Jury Called on to
Bare Farts in Gun Battle
Keaulting in UVelle'a
To Hold Inquest Monday
A. coroner. Jury will be oiled
upon to decide which of two widely
conflicting account lelli the true
story of Friday night's sun batti
which reiulted in the death of Patrick
La Velle, candidate (or sheriff and
former city councilman.
Police fired the' firit shots, sayt
Mrs. James Whalen, 3012 South Thir.
; Denving this. George Stephen, po
lice officer, declares he was wounded
before he drew hit gun.
La Velle and Joseph Mulvihill. 22,
both armed, were searching for three
bandits at 12:30 Saturday morning
when the" encounter with police oc
curred at Oak street and Thirty-sec-ond
Coroner Paul Steinwender assumed
personal charge of the investigation
yesterday morning into the shooting.
An inquest will be held Monday aft
ernoon at 2 in the Larkin morgue in
"I am determined to discover who
made the grievous error which led
to the death of La Velle," said Stein
wender. The bandits for whom La Velle
and young Mulvihill were searching
had, but a few minutes before the
gun battle, held up and robbed Mul
vihill and Florence La Velle, 18,
daughter of the slain man, as they
were on their way home frqm a
Mrs. La Velle had called police.
Patrol Conductor Stephens and Po
lice Chauffeur Leo Hayes respond
ed. They drove west on Oak street
to Thirty-second avenue -and turned
south, and encountered La Velle and
Mulvihill in front of the Whalen
home at 3012 South Thirty-second,
according to Mrs. Whalen. '
Saw Man Shoot
"I was aroused when the car drove
up and stopped," said Mrs. Whalen.
"I saw a man get out and fire sev
eral shots. I hadn't heard any shots
before 1 saw. him shoot. Then I
saw two men running east. The (nan
who fired the shots was small, "V i"
Detective Stephens,, who is con
fined at Lister hospital with bullet
wounds in his right shoulder and
right leg, tells a different story.
"Hayes and I were to meet two
men at Thirty-second and . Oak
ureets to get descriptions-of the
; bandits.. We found no one at that
comer , so we drove around several
blocks on the lookout. Going back
to the corner, we saw two men
walking north on Thirty-second ave
nue.1 '- - :'
: "We thought they, were the rob
ber . victims, as there, were three
men who had committed the holdup.
Hayes stopped the car directly be
neath an arc light. We both had
on our uniforms. , I stepped-from
the car "and the two men stopped.
' Bullet Hits Officer.
' " 'Wait a s minute, boys, we're
officers,' I told , them. With that,
one of them opened fire on us. My
gun was on my right side. As I
reached (to pull it a bullet struck me
(Tarn to Pair Eight, Column One.) . .
Seeks to Show
Malt Sales Ar$ Legal
' In an effort to show that the sale
of malt and hops is justifiable under
the federal prohibition .law, " David
W. Bernstein and Max Fried, pro
prietors of the Bee Hive grocery
More, 822 North Sixteenth' street,
through their attorney . James H.
Hanley, filed a petition in federal
court for an order directing federal
prohibition agents to return the' malt
and hops seized recently. -, vj ..;.--.-.
The petition was filed on " the
grounds that the malt ' companies
contend that the sale of their prod-
'ucts is., not in violation of the na
t' wal prohibition act. Attorney
'Hanley stated that he has rulings
from Federal Prohibition Director
Haynes in Washington that the pro
hibition department does not intend
to interfere with the sale of, malt
and hops as they are not considered
contraband.. The case will be heard
bv Judge J. W. Woodrough. on
,' May 20. 'V' . ;
Woman's Clubs Members at
Reception for Authoress
i Plattsmouth. Neb.; May 13. (Spe
cial.) More than a score of Platts
mouth women attended the Aldrich
day celebration and reception at Elm
. wood, when 500, representatives si
southeastern Nebraska Woman's
clubs scent the day with Mrs. C. S.
Aldrich, or Bess Streeter Aldrich, as
she is better known in literary cir
cles. The reception was held in. the
Mrs. Aldrich is an authoress and at
the present time has a series of short
stones running in "the American
magazine. Among those present
were Mrs. E. B. Fenny of Fullerton,
state president of the Nebraska red;
eration of Women's Gubs. and Mrs.
S. R. Cresap of Nebraska City, dis
trict president -
Driver Has Collision 3 ' '.v
to Avoid Hitting Child
' R. W. Hoesly, 704 Harel street,
drove his automobile into a machine
narked at the opposite curb to avoid
striking the 4-year-old daughter of
E. V. Gossard. 655 Franklin ave
nue, when the baby ran out from the
driveway in front of the Gossard
home Thursday evening, he reported
to police. Both cirs were damaged
but.n? one was injured in the crash,
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' Here are four nrinclnala in the run
battle at Oak street and Thirtv-sec
ond avenue Friday night In the upper
ten corner is r lorence La Velle, IB,
wno, witn josepn Mulvihill, ZZ, 3611
North Sixteenth street, shown in the
upper right, was held ud bv three
bandits shortly before the fatal shoot
ing. ' .
Below, on the left, is Patrick J. La
Velle, who was killed, and on the
right Police Officer George Steohens.
who lies wounded at Lord Lister hos
Neither Steohens nor Leo Haves.
the officer who accompanied Ste
phens, were able to say which one
shot La Velle. Neither could any
of the parties in the affair say by
whom Stephens was shot
Omaha to Continue
Air Mail Center
Action of House Committee in
tion Ends Fight for .
: Service. "' .
By GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
1Vahlncton Corrwpondwt of Tho Bee.
. Washington, - May . 13. (Special
Telegram.) Omaha ; will." continue
the midwest center of aerial mail
service of commercial aviation as the
result of the action of the house' to
day which approved the conference
report reinstating the $1,900,000 ap
propriation in the postoff ice appro
priation bill tor the air mail serv
ice. This determines the fijrht- which
has "taken place as to whether the
New York - Chicago. - Omaha - San
Francisco ... transcontinental air mail
service should be maintained.
The postoffice department regards
this as the first step in the further
development of the service to a de
gree not. yet approved. ; If is pro
posed to put on a night-set vice and
Assistant Postmaster Paul B. Hen
derson is already at work determin
ing a night-course for planes flying
across, the continent. ; :
Jefferis Is Interested. ,
These plans have Omaha in mind
as the midwestern central Voittt. The:
development of the service will re
quire additional repair shops, etc.
and Representative Jeiferis of Oma
ha is interesting" himself in the Oma
ha station developed. , . t ..,
I he plans which the Postoffice de
partment have in mind are based upon
the central location of Omaha, not
only as a midway point between east
and west, but as the approximate cen
ter of the country from which radiat
ing lines may eventually be operated
in every direction. ;
Chicago boosters have, already, ot-.
fered the government '; two', fields
which they propose to equip suitably
for night landings and the Postoffice
department will seek to have similar
fields located in every section J Un
der the circumstances, the' department
is likely to approve of any decision
that may be made to utilize the Oma
ha field near the Missouri river which'
was used during the air congress and
which is described here as suitable
for night landings.. .
The Postoffice department s rnter
est in developing aerial mail service
is in line with the decision of every
branch of the government to encour
age commercial air service. ; v '
"' . Is Believed Essential. . j
The military branches of the gov
ernment believe this is essential if
the United States is to maintain its
(Turn to Pact Eight, Column Two.)'
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Examination of the four revolvers
following the shooting showed that
six shots each had been fired by La
Velle and Mulvihill and four shot
each by Stephens and Hayes.
Attack on Ink
Portion of Tariff
Omaha Senator Finds Writ
' ,i ing Fluid Schedule Par
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" By GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
Wovhington Correpon4ent of The Bee",
Washington. May 13.--(Special.)
Telegram.) Senator Hitchcock of
Nebraska attacked the taciff bill in
the , senate today,.' directing his at
tack against the ink schedule. This
schedule is particularly objectionable
to the Nebraskan and he berated
it, soundly. ,He said: v
""The proposed tariff on ink in the
pending bill is typical of many of
inc iniquities m inc um. 11 i"ciciius
to be a protective tariff, but the situ
ation with regard to ink production
does not in the slightest degree jus
tify the increase in. the tariff."
' Imports Are Cited.
"The fact is at the present time
that the American producers control
the American market and have for
many .years. The production of
writing inks in the United States is
valued at about $3,000,000 a year,
and the production of printing ink at
something like. $12,0U0,00U a year.
This country imports almost no ink
compared with these llirge figures
of production. The average import
of -ink, for instance, between 1910
and 1918, was only $33,000 a year.
Since that time it has been less. The
average import from 1918 to 1921, in
clusive, 'was less than $26;000 a year.
During all those years trom ,mu to
the present time our exports of ink
have been large. Between 1910 and
1Q1 tbpv Averatred over $700,000 a
year. Since 1918 they have averaged'
$2,000,000 a year.. iiotwitnsianuin8
these figures, it is proposed in the
pendiirg bill to double the' tariff on
ink and raise it from 15 to 30 per cent.
Even Under the dd Payne-Aldrich
bit' the tariff was only 25 per cent,
n.j A Kill !- 101.1 rr-
anu inc uuuciwwu
clut-rd that tariff to 15 per-cent. Dur
ing the nine years that the country
has operated under the Underwood
tariff it has produced its own ink,
imported only aDout $ou,uuv oi n
year; and exported about $2,000,000 a
year.'1' " ' v ' ' '''
Says IS Per Cent Ample.
"To double this tariff at this time
cannot possibly serve any purpose of
protection, because if protection were
needed at all it is amply provided by
the 15 per , cent tariff. All that
doubling -the: rate will do will be to
give a license and an opportunity to
the ink manufacturers of the United
States to increase their prices with
out any , hope of competition from
abroad to save the consumers."
94 Reservations Already
Made on "Sunrise Special"
- Ninety-four business and profes
sional men of -Omaha have made
reservations., on the '-'Sunrise Spe
cial," which leaves here May 22 to
carry the message of good will and
fellowship to 112 cities and towns in
Omaha trade territory. The trip is
to be made on a'10-car all-steel train:
Night stops will be made at Jef
ferson and Sioux City, la.; Winner,
S. D., and O'Neill and Norfolk,
Neb. The famous siren whistle,
which has announced the arrival and
departure of Omaha trade trains for
years,' again will be in evidence, as
will be Dan Desdunes band. More
than 40,000 souvenirs will be given
away.' ! ' -
Postmaster General Work, has au
thorized Postmaster Black to send
a postoffice representative on the trip.
A radio outfit capable of taking mes
sages or sending them to any part of
the country will b another feature.
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 192
' It A ri'naoc
" i aV5"it Arotwed Over Recent
Jump in Gasoline Oil
Concerns Say Rates
May Co Higher.
Congress May Take Hand
Omabo Hm Iom4 Wlr.
Washington, May 13. Motorics
of the country are p in arms over
the sudden rise in the price of gaso
line, a rapid climb of from 4 to S
rents a gallon in one month in nearly
every section of the country and
appeals to the department of justice
for iui -inquiry into the situation
have been heeded.
Complaints have been pouring into
the department for 10 days, particu
larly from the eastern section where
the price for ordinary fuel gasoline
leaped from 24 cents to 28 cents a
gallon within a few weeks, the pin
nacle being. the highest reached for
several years. Congress is threaten
ing to take action in the njattcr, alo.
There has been filed with the de
partment, latest reports of oil re
sources showing the United States
has the largest reserve supply of
galolinc in its history. This is sup
plemented by other reports compiled,
by the gcnological survey, indicat
ing that production is very hiRh and
probably will continue so indefinitely.
May Go Higher.
Threats of the oil interests that
gasoline prices may go still higher
is regarded by the department of
justice as adverse factor in the high
cost of living problem. To what
extent the gasoline prices may be
the result of conspiracy to fix prices
or is due to unlawful combinations
in restraint of trade, the attorney
general will seek to determine. '
Department officials asserted that
apparently gasoline distributors had
taken advantage of a larger seasonal
demand for gasoline and 'on the
strength of this alone, jumped the
price. . No other reason is advanced.
Members of congress also suspect
that this is the basis of the. boost and
have so informed the attorney gen
eral. r Congress May Act.
Unless Mr. Daugherty is able to
get at the root of the matter, it is
probable that congress may order an
investigation of its own.
More than 10,000,000 automobile
users are .interested in the outcome
of , the-yernment investigation.
GcrnnWitf .f&offRi rttrmate the an
nual gasVftic bill of auto users in
America at more than $1,000,000,000
a yeaT-mnd officials may find it nec
essary to go minutely into the busi
ness practice ot oil concerns over
preceding years. '
' Senator McKellar, Tennessee, in
troduced a. resolution for a senatorial
investigation into . the rise in prices.
He asked immediate action on it, but
the resolution went over until Mon
day , - . . -: . -
Changes at Ames
Resignations of President and
Two Deans Called for by ;
. Taxpayers' League.
Des Moines, May . 13. (Special
Telegram.) Resignations of Presi
dent Pearson, Dean Curtis and Dean
Marston' of Iowa State college at
Ames were demanded by the' United
A statement issued here by offi
cers of the league charged that' the
"political activities" of the Ames pro
fessors was "detrimental to the wel
fare i of .the state" and demanded
their resignations at thfe end of the
collegiate year. ,
several other ; radical changes , in
the Ames school which the taxpayers
Discontinuance of the extension de
partment.' Time spent by faculty niembers in
lobbying before the state legislature
to be deducted from thejr- payroll.
The college fund to be reduced 50
per cent for the next five years, t
Enrollment to be limited to em
bryo civil engineers and county
agents. ., , ' .
A tuition of $100 to be charged
eath student per year.
Air Male Fund Provided. ,
Washington, "D C. May 13 The
house today , agreed to a senate
amendment to the postoffice appropriation-
bill, providing $1,900,000 for
operation of the New ork-San Fran
cisco air mail service dunne the
year beginning-July 1.
WHERE TO FIND
' THE BIG FEATURES OF
THE SUNDAY BEE
Henrietta M. Ren' Dewrlptlon of Life
In .Cairo rave 9.
Society and New for Women
. Pae 1 to 5.
Shopping' with Polly . Face 6.
"The Romance of a Million Dollars," '
serial by Elizabeth Dejeana
v Pag-e 7.
Editorial Comment ' . Pago S.
"Lore and I .earn," Blue Ribbon short
story by Peter Clark Macfarlane
, Pare 9.
"Th Married Life of Helen and War
ren" Page IS.
For Live Boys of Omaha Page 1.
Amusements Pages IS, 14, and 15.
Mnsle Mews Pago 14.
"Happyland," for the Children
Sports News and Features
. Page 1 and t.
Of Especial Interest to Motorists
Pages S and 4.
Want' Ads Pages S, and 7.
Markets and Financial Page (.
Bee to Broadcast Good Will Concert;
First Time Theater Event Sent Out
From Omaha by Radiophone Station
Wirclesi Fan. Can Hear
Microphone to lie Hung in
Krandci Theater Wire '
Run to Grain
The iir.t theatrical program to be
broadcast by radio in this section of
the country will be transmitted
through ether 'to hundreds oi wire
less enthusiasts next Tuesday night
fram the ltrandeis theater under the
aupices of The bee.
The program will be an entertain
ment by the Union facitic and Ur
chard & Wilhelm organization.
backing candidates in The Bee Good
Wifl election. Nellie B. Donn, the
Union Pacific favorite, and Kathleen
Kossitcr, whom the Orchard & Wil
helm group hopes to tend to France,
will give messages that will be trans
mitted through microphones to the
Omaha Grain Exchange broaScast
ing station, thence through the air
to be picked up by radio enthusiasts.
Program Starts at 8:15.
The program will begin at 8:15.
It will be an experiment of relay
ing entertainment through micro
phones to flic broadcasting station.
The Bee has made arrangements
with Kay Rainbolt and Frank Tay
lor, owners of the Grain Exchange
sending station, to transmit the pro
gram. So you radio amateurs tune in at
360 meters on your sets next Tues
day night and listen in on one of the
most interesting programs even
staged. . i
The first feature will be the appear
ance on the stage of Misses Donn
and Rossitcr in Arabian sedans borne
by stalwart attendants. The Omaha
band, directed by Marshall B. Craig,
will play "Marche de Concerta," fol
lowed by Mrs. Raymond Morse Aus
tin in her characterization, "Joan of
Arc." Mr. Austiit will ride a white
horse. "La Marsellaise," by the
band, will add an inspiring touch to
this part of the program.
. . - Selections by Band.
The band then will play "Union
Pacific Limited," "Orchard-Wilhelm
Special," and "The Omaha Bee Ex
tra." An address by Charles R.
Gardner, secretary of the Knights
of Ak-Sar-Bcn, will be the next fea-
Lorctta DeLbne, one of t)maha's
leading harpists, wiHs offer a aeries
of selections. An overture by the
band will be followed by McDou
gal's Omaha Kiltie band. The last
group by. the Omaha band will be
"Stars and Stripes Forever," "Hands
Across the Sea," and ."Omaha Le
gion March."' " . : '
' Much Interest Today.
This entertainment feature has
aroused' much interest among the
supporters of Mioses Donn and Ros
siter and it has spurred the other
candidates to increase their efforts.
The Union Pacific and Orchard &
Wilhelm organizations are in a com
petitive ticket-selling campaign for
the Tuesday sight event. The proceeds-will
go to the Good Will fund
cf the American Committ for De
vastated France and the votes of
Misses Donn and Rossiter will be
increased to the extent that their
respective sides sell tickets.
The Omaha Bee, co-operating with
the American Committee for De
vastated France, offers a number of
women, resident in Nebraska and
Iowa, the honor of representing this
section in the Good Will delegation
to France, which will sail front New
York, July 22. ' ; ,
Prince of Wales Is
Injured in Polo Game
i Manila, ' P. I., . May 13.-The
prince of Wales, who arrived here
this morning, suffered a slight injury
during a polo game when a player
behind him hit a ball that struck the
prince a glancing blow over the right
eyebrow, cutting a gash an inch and
a half long. It was necessary to take
two stitches in the wound. .
' The wound is not serious. The
prince retired from the game and re
turned to the British cruiser Renown.
He was unable to attend the dinner
and reception that Governor Wood
had arranged for him. It was an
nounced the prince will resume the
activities of his visit tomorrow. : f
George N. Lamb, 56, Dies; J
Long Resident of Omaha
George N.Lamb, 56, old-time res
ident of Omaha, died at his home,
17SS South- Ninth street, Friday
night. ' ' ' "
He is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Herbert A. Mead of Detroit
and Marion Lamb of Omaha; two
sons, Glen W. .and Millard C.- of
Omaha, one sister, Mrs. Millard F.
Smith of Parsons, Kan., and one sister-in-law,
Charlotte Richelieu of
Funeral services- will be hejd at
the home Mont,- morning at 10.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill cem
etery. .. i i
May Raise' Parcel Post Rates.
Washington, May 13. If the $100,
000,000 annual deficit of the Post
office department is to be wiped out
it may be necessary eventually to in
crease parcel post rates. Postmaster
General Work said today in a letter
to the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, outlining the growth of the
parcel post system. No plans have
been made to increase rates and no
suggestions have been formulated to
meet the present postal deficit, he
added, but he was of the opinion that
facts pertaining to the situation
should from time to time be laid be
fore congress . and the Interstate
Commerce commission. j ,
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Candidate of Livestock
' Now Leading. Contest
STANDINO OF THE
Mitt Elizabeth Kaufiiuun. livestock
Mitt Nellie B. Donn. Union Pacific
Mi.t Klla Fenn. McCord-Brady
Mist Kathrine O'Brien. Hurlinaton
Mis Anna McNamara, M. E. Smith
Mist Kathleen Rossiter, Orchard-
Mist hlnabeth fare, Council Ulultt
Miss Irene Rice, Alliance Timet
Mitt Gladyt Hitchcock. York
Mist Mvrtte Wood. Wabash
Mrs. Agnes nan, aiwiuum tj
Miss Anna Funk, Salon de Deaute
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Mis Grace Endrei, Nebraska City
Total of votes cast
Just five days remain in the Oma
ha Bee Good Will election.
The close of voting Satorffav noon
showed the heaviest day't depotitl
since the election started, over 16,
000 ballot being cast.
Tbe friends of Mis Elizabeth
Kaufmann were enthusiastic about
her capture of first place again, but
stated that, in their opinion, it was
just where she belonged and they in
tended to keep her there, while sup
porters of Mitt Donn tmiled and
ttated it wat a long time between
Saturday and Monday's tally. .
The Advo girl still holds third
place. - .
Candidates Hold Parade.
In preparation for the closing dayt
of the election, candidates staged, an
elaborate parade Saturday afternoon,
headed by a contingent of police as
signed by Mayor Dahlman. Mar
shal B. Craig't band made the ttreett
ring with music and announced the
coming of the candidates. Positions
in the parade were allotted accord
ing to the standing at the close of
balloting Friday, so that the band
was followed by a contingent of au
tomobiles from the Union Pacific,
with Miss Donn in the official car
at the head. .
The" livestock interests followed
with an elaborate float in which Miss
Kaufmann was seated oh a throne
surrounded ' by her workers. The
Advo girl came next in a sport car,
leading a large number of support
ers. The next section, was allotted to
Miss O'Brien, whose division 'was
headed by a "locomotive" of the
Burlington route, built upon an auto
mobile. . Miss Rossiter's supporters were out
in force', following the . first float
showing the bedroom suite donated
by the. Orchard-Wilhelm company
Two Men Drown
Attempt to Row Boat in' Mis
souri River Fails Former .
Sailor Saves Self.
Tekamah, Neb., May 13. (Spe
cial.) Two men lost their lives in
the Missouri river near; here when
their boat was overturned by the
strong current. ,Thcy were engaged
in rip-rapping on the river. The big
boat had left the shore and it be
came jiecess? " take a cable out to
her. . r. : . , 7
The foreman, who was known as
"Jack," realizing the danger, told his
men he would not order any of them
to go, but if some one would volun
teer to accompany him, they would
essay the trip. Two men volunteered.:-
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The current and waves proved too
strong and the boat capsized. One
of the men, whose name was not
learned, but who had been a sailor,,
caught onto the boat, and was car
ried down stream nearly three miles,
where the boat grounded on a sand
bar, saving his life. The other two
men, Jack, and a young man by the
name of Pearson, floated almost
within reach of ropes from the shore,
then ,went down. The bodies have
not been found. ' .
Pearson formerly lived around
Tekamah. His sister, Rose Rogers,
has been notified. The foreman had
been placed over the men only about
a week before. His relatives are not
known. , -V .' -
France and Italy Oppose
, English Holy Land Mandate
ueneva, May 13. (By A. P.) The
French and Italian objections to im
mediate consideration of the proposi
tion to approve the British mandate
for Palestine made it seem certain
today that the matter would be post
poned until the next meeting of the
council of the League of Nations.
Lord Balfour had planned to ask the
council today to put the mandate on
the calendar of the present sessions,
but Leon Bourgeois, for France, and
Marquis Imperiali, for Italy, report
ed tneir governments unprepared to
consent to approval of the mandate
at this time.
The French reason for objecting
to immediate consideration was that
France wished to have the mandate
for Syria approved at the same time,
while the Italian reason was that the
whole question had been complicated
by the fact that the treaty of Sevres
had never been ratified.
Both France and Italy complained
of the abruptness of the Britieh pro
posal, which had not allowed time for
these governments to consider the
in Fire in Beatrice Home
Beatrice, Neb., May 13. (Special
Telegram.) Fire of undetermined
origin damaged the home of Mrs.
Anna Lenz in West Beatrice. Work
ing on the theory that the blaze was
of incendiary origin, Fire Chief
Whiteside has communicated with
the state fire warden '
interft .. JKfMS
to boost Mitt RoMt'ter't rampaign
and a jazs band of negro musiciant.
A car of The Omaha Bee closed
Approxircjately 100 automobile
were in the parade. All were deco
rated with the colon of their favor
ite candidate, bunting and flags and
signt announcing the various enter
tainments scheduled for th: next few
$14,000 Already Raited.
Approximately $14,000 has been
raised in the Good Will election with
candidates holding firmly to their
positions. The interest now centers
around how many Omaha girls it
will be possible to send to France.
A total of over 134.000 votes has
been polled, and if 180,000 are cast,
girls occupying first and second po
sition, will be declared winners of the
tour to France. Keen interest is be
ing felt in just how soon the total
of 180,000 votes will be reached and
how far beyond that it will be pos
sible to carry the final vote.
If a total of 180,000 votes is cast
in the election for all candidates, two
girls vil be awarded trips, and in
case 230,000 votes are cast, three
girls will be awarded trips.
Reserves of strength hitherto un
suspected are being brought out by
a'numher of candidates and the cen
ter of interest is now between the
candidates of livestock interests and
the Union Pacific, who have each
a total of over 30.000 votes. In the
efforts of the friends of each to se
cure first position they have alter
nated in first and second positions
sevral times in the last few days.
The Burlington is throwing staunch
support behind Miss O'Brien and she
has climbed during the past week
from 6,000 votes well up into the
10,000 class, which only the first
four candidates have reached. ' '
Tot May Die as
Result of Tumble
Youngster Curious to See
, Tinkering Motorist Falls '
Anna Marie Lester, 3, 3505 Cum
ing street, fell 12 feet from a window
at 3 Saturday afternoon and suffered
a fracture at the base of the sjcull
and possible paralysis. Doctors say
she may 'die. . ...
Curiosity over a motor car on
which a driver was tinkering in the
street caused the little girl to un
hook a screen and lean out
Robert Cushman. 7. 3509 Cuming,
saw her slip and fall headlong to a
stone walk. ,
The injured girl is a daughter of
Mrs. May Lester, housekeeper for
employes of the Roberts Sanitary
dairy. She returned to her mother
only a few days ago after residing
several months with Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Jensen, 3305 South Twentieth
Mrs. Lester was at work in her
kitchen yesterday afternoon when she
heard a thud and rushed out. be
lieving her son, Billy. 5. was in' some
mischief. She found the ; daughter
unconscious. ' '
Workers Seize Creamery
Factory Plants in Ireland
Belfast, May 13.-(By A. P.) The
employes ot tne t-ievew creamery
factory at Carrick-On-Suir and of its
branches at Tlppcrary, ClongmeU
Knocklong and. Mallow, took over
the plants today as a failure of ne
gotiations with their employers re
garding wagee. The red flag was
hoisted at all these places. - -
The employes of the Tipperary
branch issued a proclamation declar
ing that the owners of the plant had
amassed a profit of more than 1,000,
000 pounds during the war and that
now . they wanted to' reduce the
workers' wages by one-third. There
fore, said the proclamation, employes
had taken control themselves in the
interest of the workers and farmers
of the general community.
Paving Contract Awarded
Newman Grove, Neb.,. May, 13.
(Special Telegram.) Contract for
paving the business district at New
man Grove with reinforced concrete
was awarded the Asplund Construc
tion company of Tecumseh at $2.34
per square yard.
Stage Health Pageant
Madison. Neb., May 13. (Special.
The health pageant under the di
rection of Miss Mary Aden, Red
Cross nurse, was well attended.
Sunday: Fair; not much change
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Explosives Used ly Terrorist
in Chicago Labor War
Taken From Ware
houiics of City.
More Suspects in jail
Omaha IU aM Wlr.
riii.-ann. Mav 13 Taxnavers of
Chicago have furnished the dynamite
ih tabor terrorirts have been using
lr .Ir.trnv fartnrir anrl hnmft. Hull
drrds of pounds of dynamite have
been stolen trom ine storcnousca
of the great water tunnels.
Thus, it appears, the city paid fo
the explosives used to wreck por
tions of the commonwealth, and also
paid the salaries of the men who stola
and used it. The fact that the labor
camorrists are in possession of this
large amount of dynamite may ex
plain the warning in nunarens ot
anonymous betters to law officials.
ilmt "if a .inule union man is in iftit
by sundown Saturday night. Chief
of Police Fitimorris and all tho
states attorneys who are prosecuting
the case will be slain and half the
city will be blown up and laid in
More Suspecti Arrested.
More than a doen new suspects
ii.r. rnnnrli'rl tin todav and the
police feel certain they have under
arrest the actual Killers ot tne two
policement and the bombers who
started the battle. Sensational con
fessions are said to have been made,
positively linking up the exconvict
leaders with the killings. Some of
the most important information is
said to have been secured from
"Smash" Hanson, who has refused
his freedom on a writ of habeas
corpus, saying he. would be slain by
the labor camorrists if turned into
the street. He will be guarded in
police stations and used by the st .ie
as one of its star witnesses.
Jerry Horn, under indictment for
murder, but . who fled before the
indictment was voted, has been trail
ed to the sand dunes of Indiana and
the police expect -to capture him in
a few hours.
Demand Immediate Trial
"Big Tim" Murphy, "Frenchy"
Mader and "Con" Shea, the "bijr
three" of the labor camorra. appeared
before Chief Justice Scanlan today
and demanded immediate trial. Ear
lier in the day writs of habeas corpus
for Murphy and Mader were with
nrawn hefori! Tudsre David and a sim
ilar writ for Shea was dismissed by
justice Scanlan. Shea was imme-
V . i i .J.. U.. - .!.
uty sheriff. -
Another important arrest was made
by the St. Louis police. They had
turned 4he prisoner loose, but on ad
vices from Chicago, rearrested hint.
and are holding him incommunicad V
Papers found in his clothes and let
ters taken from "Con" Shea link him
with the bombings and murders.
Ireland to Have Religious
Liberty, Declares Collins
Dublin, May 13. (By ' A. P.)
XfirWl Collin!:, head of the Irish
provisional government, today re
ceived a deputation from the Pro
testant synod asking assurance as t -whether
the government desired that
Protestants should stay in Ireland or
leave the country. Mr. Collins as
sured them on the part of the pres
ent or any succeeding government
in Ireland, that the government
would protect Irish citizens and in-,
sure civil and religious liberty. He.
said spoilation . and confiscation
would net be countenanced. Mr.
Collins remarked that it was too
obvious that the revolting murders -in
Belfast had had an effect upon
the present situation, but declared
the Belfast massacres could not be
considered as a justification for the
outrages to which the deputation ' al
luded. ' ; . x
Boys Take Scholarship
- Honors in High School
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 13. (Spe
cial!) A class of 43 will graduatoj
from ' the , Plattsmouth schools this)
year. :' The . five members ranking
highest in their four years' school
work are all boys, including thej
Dwyer twins, Howard and Harry
whose athletic activities won themj
letters . in baseball," basket ball and!
football, and statewide reputation 'in.
basket ball season. ?
The junior-senior banquet was held;
Friday evening. Other commence
ment activities include the bacca--laureate
sermon Sunday evening
Mav 21, by Rev. John Calvert; tho
senfcr class play, "The Man on the
Box,". May 23, and the commence
ment exercises May 25. Dr. Frank
G. Smith of Omaha will speak at this
latter occasion. , - i
Plan for Grain Harvest 't
Kansas City,' Mo., May .13. Plan
for handling the coming.grain har
vest in the imddle west will t be
made at. a -netting here today of,
the National Farm Lajior Exchange,
according to an announcement tyi
Claude E. Connally, Oklahoma State
labor commissioner and presidcnUof
the exchange. He said an attempt
would be made to arrive at a stand
ard wage for harvest v workers aa.
they go from one state to another,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North
and South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota
and Oklahoma will be represented
at the meeting. i ,
Adams Woman Is Injured
When1 Building Blows Over
Beatrice, Neb., May 13. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. George . Schmidt had
three ribs broken, her shoulder dis
located and an ugly gash cut in her
forehead when a large chicken house
was blown over upoe her during a
winter storm at her kite near Ad-
ams. The fact that ooa edge of the
structure rested on a. pile of cob
probably saved her life, j
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