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The Omaha Daily Bee
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OMAHA. THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1022.
Projiooal Accepted hy Senate
Committee Proide for In
crre of 23,000 Over
Dill Passed by House.
Bitter Fight Predicted
17 Tha AaMM-lal4 riM,
Washington, May 17. An army of
140,000 men with an average Nicer
streniuh for the next year of approxi
mately 12,530 n agreed upon late
today by the senate appropriation
subcommittee which hat charge of
The subcommittee draft of the War
department appropriation bill, which
ha yet to he acted upon by the full
.r.nniiiittce. proposes increases of 25,
IMX) in the enlisted personnel and
about 1,500 in officer, over the house
' provision. The Hirer strength is
predicated upon the bill suggested by
ien. Pershing, and hit proposals as
to method of cutting the present
t'ltmbcr of officers were accepted by
the subcommittee in principle.
Although the size agreed upon by
the subcommittee 'represents a cut
cf 10,000 from the strength asked
for by the War department, its ac
ceptance byi the subcommittee with,
it was understood, only one vote
against it, was regarded as forecast
ing its acceptance by the full appro
priations committee and probably its
passage by the senate.
f Battle Expected.
The quest ion of the size of the'
army is expected to precipitate a bat
tle between the house and senate,
provided the latter sustains the com
mittee action. The house engaged
in a bitter fight over the appropria
tion bill, the final vote fixing the
htrength at 11,000 officers and 115,000
The co'-mittee was unable to de
termine the cost of the service under
the size of the army upon which it
decided. The present pay rate ex
pires automatically June 30, and if
no other provision is made the pay
schedule of 1908 will go into effect,
but a bill for a new basis of pay has
pessed the house and awaits action
in the senate.
The exact appropriation required
to comply with that bill has not been
estimated for the 140,000 army. Chair
man Wadsworth of the subcommit
tee plans to seek action on the "new
pay bill late tomorrow.
Acceptance of the Pershing pro
posal affecting the officer strength
would mean, it was said, that a max
imum of 13,000 officers could be re
tained after July 1, but at the end of
this year the number of officers
would be close to 12,000.
. To Retire Officers Gradually.
The Pershing plan contemplates
the retirement of the surplus officers
gradually. The house provision for
11,000 officers would have made it
obligatory on the War Department
to dischargc'nearly 3,000 by June 30.
About 1 ,000 officers would have been
willing to accept a reduction in rank
in which event the cut would have
been slightly under 2,000.
The draft was said not to have in
cluded the Philippine scouts, num
bering about 7.000 in the strength of
140,000. The figure, however, is only
abpttt 1.800 below the actual strength
of the army on April 1 and will mean,
therefore, only a small reduction in
the enlisted strength which it was
said would be accomplished on ex
piration of enlistments.
Elephant on Rampage
Over 30-Mile Course
Tacoma, Wash., May 17.
"Tusko." described as the largest
elephant in captivity, i sr. -port it n
a special dispatch to . the sLfe'o-
ciay as pcaceiuny wusuuniis
der at Bellingham, Wash., after an
ifternoon. nicht and morning of
rampage that stretched for 30 miles
from Sedro-Woolcy, Wash.
Tusko hurled his keeper, H. Hen
dcrickson, 30 feet in the air. Several
of Hendcrickson's ribs were broken.
Tusko proceeded through the street
of Sedro-Woolcy capsizing three au-
' tomobiles and turning a dance into a.
riot. He then headed for the hills.
The path he followed was plain to
the several hundred men and boys
vho started out Monday evening in
pursuit. Flattened fences and or
chards told the story and reports
from excited farmers and loggers
long the line of flight added de
tails. V:. ; ;-' -
Lincoln Man and 2,000
Chickens Die in Wreck
Peekskill. N. Y.. May 17. About
2.000 chickens and their attendant,
P. A. Marshall of Lincoln, Neb
were killed today when two freight
trains collided on a curve here. Traf
fic on the New Central was tied up
for two and a half-hours.
About 4,000 chickens escaped.
Residents organized a big hunt. The
tracks were carpeted with feathers.
t Lincoln, Neb., May 17. The con
consignment of chickens was a car
load shipment enroute to New York
from the Nelson Brothers Poultry
company here, in charge of T. A.
Marshall, an employe. The : com
pany has little information concern
ing Mr. Marsjiall other than he was
37 and unmarried. . t
1,000 Burlington Shop Men
at Havelock to Be Laid Off
Lincoln. May 17. (Special.) E.
Roog, general superintendent of mo
tive power for lines west on the
Burlington, announced today that
1.000 men employed at the locomo
tive shops at Havelock would be laid
off next Monday for the remainder
of the month. All men in the loco
motive shops at Aurora, West Bur
lington, and Hamilton will be laid
off for a similar period,
Clarence l'rest. 28. the wandering
flyer, is in Omaha.
l'rest. hi bis 9o.horscoowcr Curliss
biplane, is on It's way from Buffalo,
. ., to Siberia.
He already has made one daring
trip by plane from Mexico into the
(Jn this trip. l'rest says, he is pre-
paring a travelogue.
He landed at Ak-Sar-Dcn field
Tuesday afternoon from Dcs Moines.
Yesterday he expected to take mo
tion pictures of Omaha from the air
and to hop off for North Platte to
day on his wav to the coast. His
route will lead him through Salt
Lake City. Helena, Mont.; Glacier
National park and Seattle, he said.
"I expect to take 10,000 feet of
pictures on the trip," be declared.
Prcst travels alone. In the plane
he carries fishing tackle, a rifle and
tools which he might need if forced
down in uninhabited territory. His
home is in Las Vegas, New
Probe of Death
of Garage Man
Made at Bristow
Loose Talk of Lynching Made
in Boyd County Ruse
by: Sheriff Foils
: ;.' Crowds.
Bristow, Neb.'. May l7.-(Special
Telegram.) Walter . R. Simmons,
suspected of having murdered Frank
Taul, ; Spencer, automobile . dealer,
whose body was found by a farmer
Tuesday night, is 'now repoted to
be in the Boyd county jail at Butte.
After his arrest at Norfolk Tues
day night Simmons was taken to the
Gregory county jail at Burke, S. D.,
by Sheriff Hcenan, despite repeated
efforts of angry mobs to get the pris
oner. Crowd at Spencer.
A. mob of 300 stormed the train at
Spencer and again at Anoka and
Fairfax and searched the coaches for
the prisoner. Sheriff Hecnan had
him secreted 'in a trunk in the bag
gage car so they were unable to find
While the inquest was being held
here this afternoon angry citizens
gathered, anticipating that Simmons
would be brought to the inquest.
Simmons, however, did not appear..:
The verdict of the corner's; jury
was that Paul was "killed by per
sons unknown to jury by being beat
en over the head with a blunt. instru
ment.". Body Is Found.
Bruiscss on- )l!s hcad showed he had
The body of Paul was found unde:
-L'j ;i . . ... e t- .
been beaten by an automobile crank
The parents of the dead man live
on a farm near here, -s There is much
loose talk of lynching in this section,
but as yet there has been no organiz
e'd effort toward violence-
Requisition for Aurora
Banker Signed by Governor
Lincoln,. May 17. (Special.)
Governor McKelvic today .signed
requisition on the governor of Michi
gan for the return of C. W. Wentz,
Aurora banker whose lrot 10-year
sentence for falsifying bank records
was upheld by the Nebraska supreme
court Monday. ' -
Late dispatches from Michigan
are to the effect that Wentz, under
arrest on an embezzlement charge
at Kalkaska, Mich., had decided not
to fight extradition. So ' Sheriff,
James E. Howard of Aurora will
leave Lincoln tomorrow morning to
get Wentz, and in the event he shows
fight, Howard will send to Attorney
General Clarence A. Davis for legal
Burlington Employes Hold
Dance for Bee Candidate
Lincoln, May 17. (Special.)
Burlington employes here held a big
street dance last night to aid Miss
Katherine O'Brien, the Burlington's
candidate for a free trip' to" Europe
in the Omaha Bee contest. ' The
dance netted 4,000 more vote"! for
Miss O'Brien. .A similar dance is
to be held at Crete tonight and
Thursday night there will be an
entertainment for Miss O'Brien's
benefit at the Havelock shops.
Gering Editor Enters Race
for Senator as Republican
Lincoln, May 17. (Special.) A.
B. Wood, cditdY of the Gering
Courier since 1887, has filed as a re
publican candidate for state senator.
Leon Fine of Sidney has filed as a
republican candidate for the lower
Wlnrl,, Pi ttr
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LuW War Terrorist
Torch to W"
Protest , .ul
s iwbi ,su ,
More Fires Threatened
Chicago, May 17.-Police today
searched for uncxploded bombs be
lieved to have been placed in
SSoO.OOO apartment building in
North Chicago, which lat night
was damaged by tire, started, police
say, by terrorists in connection with
the so-called Chicago labor war.
Another development on which au
thorities work today was the con
frkMuii,' said by police to have been
obtained yesterday from Mrs. Mar
garet Miller, wife of John Miller,
under arrest as the alleged driver .of
the death car. from which shots
were ' fired killing two policemen
early Wednesday in the labor feud.
Police connect the tiring ol the
building with labor disorders through
a man who warned two' women in
an adjoining building, "to hell with
the Landis award," he shouted as he
attempted to kick one of the women.
He is being sought by the police.
Loss Estimated at $250,000.
The building damaged by fire with
an estimated loss ot f.'ou.uuu was
bring erected under the Landis wage
award, a decision handed down by
K. M. Landis, former federal judge,
acting as arbiter, which was intend
ed to settle labor disputes between
contractors and members of the
Chicago Building Trades council.
The structure was owned by a con
tractor who denied receiving threats.
The 100 workmen on the building
are divided into two classes, steam
fitters and masojis working under
the Landis award and carpenters and
plumbers working under the old
That the fire was incendiary has
been proven beyond doubt, police
say. All fire-fighting apparatus in
North Chicago was called out and
the stations filled with other engines
in expectation that more fires would
be kindled in accordance . with a
threat police are said to have re
ceived in which it was stated that
unless aill labor men in custody were
released by last Saturday fires would
be started all over the city.
The questioning of Mrs. Miller, po
lice say, brought a confession from
her in which the' names of other
occupants of. fjte "death.. car" were
given and it rs substantiated by, a
previous confession said to have been
obtained from her husband. Police
said Mrs.. Miller admitted caring for
the occupants of the bandit car who
were supposed to have been wound
ed by the policemen. Mrs. Miller
also admitted sitting in conference
with labor leaders in which bomb
hgs and attacks were discussed) po
lice said, and admitted knowing that
explosives were kept in her home
to be used by labor men in their
fight against the Landis award.
Four Captured in
Gotham Man Hunt
Gang Seeking $120,000 Re
ported Hidden in Building
at 20th Street and 5th
Avenue. ' v' '
New York, May 17. Four men
were arrested in a loft building at
Twentieth street' and Fifth avenue
today after the police had searched
more than nine hours for burglars.
All traffic was diverted from the
block and a solid cordon of officers
was maintained about it.
It was the most spectacular man
hunt in New York for years.
' Detectives crossed roofs into a
fourth-story window of the building.
Suddenly they were attacked in the
dark. They returned the fire.
Two men were . caught on the
fourth floor. Two others, sliding
down the greased elevator cables,
were overpowered in the basement.
- The men were believed to have
been seeking $120,000 reported to
have been stored in the building.
The detectives received a tip more
than two weeks ago that crooks were
planning a raid on textile concerns
in the block.
In three minutes that elapsed from
the time the police smashed into the
ground floor, the crooks had disap
peared. No trace of thf band could
be picked up for several hours. Sev
eral thousand people watched the po
lice at work with flashlights and gas
torches, scouring every building in
the block from cellar to roof. To add
to the excitement a false alarm ac
cidentally was turned in and fire ap
paratus brought to the scene. -.
Sunflower Silage Used
. by Wyoming Cattle Feeder
' Two loads of steers were brought
to the Omaha market by J. C. Under
wood of the Underwood Livestock
company of Underwood, Wyo.,which
he said had been fed on a, ration
which included sunflower silage.
"I have been making a number of
experiments in feeding," said Mr.
Underwood, "and have tried feeding
cattle with sunflower silage and. I
have found that, although it will not
make a complete ration within itself
it is one of the best supplemental
conditioning feeds for sheep and cat
tic that can be found in. Wyoming."
McKclvie in Lincoln
'Lincoln. May 17. (Special.)
Governor McKclvie returned to Lin
coin today after an absence of three
Relail Cost of Food
Shows Slight Increase
Wellington, May l7.-Ait In.
frre of one-tenth of 1 per cent in
the mid cost of food to the verae
family sit the month ending April
IS was reported today by the Labor
department's bureau of statistics.
Of 4J food Articles listed. , 19
! vrd decrease in price, includ
potatoes, t per cent; cheese, J
...... I.-.I. ...ill l.r.l ...I.I..OJI
viu, iiv.ii lull., ,,
. i' Mnsnas. 2 per cent, and butler,
vioni and baked beans, I per cent
I The articles showing sn increase
Included onions. 19 ner cent : oranges.
13 per cent; porkchop. S per cent;
lamb and granulated sugar, i per,
rent; round steak, bacon and ham,
2 per cent.
Cities showing an "weighted" in
crease of I per cent or more in the
average family expenditure for food
during the month include;
Savannah, i ier cent; Kansas City,
2 per cent; Atlanta, Boston, Cincin
nati, Dallas, Detroit, Little Rock,
Manchester, Minneapolis, New Or
leans. Portland, Me.; Portland, Ore.;
Seattle and Washington, 1 per cent.
Fall River showed a decrease of 2 per
cent and Baltimore, Houston, St
Louis and Scrauton. 1 per cent.
in Divorce Suit
Court Holds Wife Guilty of
Cruelty Toward Husband
but Otherwise of Ex
Clarence K. Hall. Union Pacific
emolove. was granted a divorce from
Helen M. Hall, private secretary to
E. John Brandeis. by IJistrict judge
Scars yesterday afternoon.
Hall charged cruelty. The case
consumed the greater part of three
The decree stales that the "court
upon consideration finds that the
conduct of Mrs. Hall in abruptly
abandoning her husband without
frankly and fully disclosing to him
the motives and reasons for the act,
under circumstances that greatly
tended to wound his feelings, consti
tutes extreme cruelty.
"The court further finds that the
plaintiff (Hall) in open court dis
claims any intention to charge the
defendant (Mrs. Hall) with adultery
and the court finds no, proof or evi
dence to justify any such charge,"
the decree further states.
Opinion of Judge Sears.
In a -written opinion of his de
cision Sears stated:
"I find that the plaintiff is a man
of absolutely upright character and
at all times of kindly disposition to
wards his wile during their married
period. I have also- concluded that
the defendant is a woman of exem
plary character with no foundation
whatever as to any line -of thought
contrary thereto. Further, that for
some time their lives have somewhat
diverged owing to the , defendant
having entered into an active busi
ness career in a larger sphere of ac
tivities from the old environment as
it was before she entered into that
new career; that the change was
controlling in her and the sympathy
that existed between them, through
no fault ot the plaintitt, ceased.
"Further, that she did leave and
abandon him permanently under cir
cumstances that greatly fended to
wound his feelings and, pride and
which amounted to extreme cruelty
toward him. " .
No Chance of Reconciliation. '
"The court does not believe that
there can ever be a reconciliation be
tween these parties, much as it might
Judge W. C. Sears indicated yes
terday that a charge of oeriurv mav
be filed against Clayton S. Leinback,
locksmith, who testified in the suit.
Leinback's testimony was impeached
and an affidavit, which he. is alleged
to have signed in the presence of
Hall and his attorney, John MacFar
land, was stricken out.
Shipping Board Commtitee
to Hold Hearing at St. Louis
Washington, May 17. The com
mittee of the shipping board, con
ducting hearings on section 28 of
the merchant marine act which pro
hibits the making of - preferential
rates with foreign lines while Ameri
can tonnage is available,- will sit in
St.' Louis tomorrow. Commissioner
Frederick I. Thomson is chairman
of the committee and the other mem
bers are former Senator. Chamber
lain of Oregon and Rear Admiral
William S. Benson, retired.
"Foreign shipping interests will
be' stopped from protesting against
application of section 28 of the mer
chant, marine act without defining
for the record the identity of such
protestants," Chairman , Thomson
Ulster Trades Body Plans
' Counter Boycott Move
Belfast, May 17. (By A. P.) A
new anti-boycott movement has been
launched in Belfast by a body styled
the "Ulster Trades Defense associa
tion." The organization has issued a
manifesto complaining jhat the pro
visional government in Ireland has
failed to. deal with, "the wanton de
struction and looting of Ulster goods"
entering southern Ireland. After re
citing constant alleged acts of hostil
ity toward Ulster, the manifesto
"Are we to stand with folded arms
and make no attempt to defend our
interests. The southern is determined
to ruin your trade. Show it you also
can play that game. Refuse to buy
southern goods, as the south -refuses
to buy yours."
Peace Committee of Dail
Reports Break in Parley
Dublin, May 17. (By A. P.) The
peace committee of the Dail Eireann,
which has been trying to find a basis
for imity of the Irish factions, for
mally reported to the dail today a
breakdown' of the negotiations.
Burlington Girl Jumps to Second
in Omaha Bee Good Will Election;
Three Girls Certain to Go to France
Two Days Remain to Set
tle Whether Two
Miss Katherine O'Brien, Burling
ton route candidate in The Omaha
Bee election to send an Omaha girl
to France with the American Good
Will delegation, made a 20,000 vote
jump yesterday and went to second
place in the balloting.
Miss O'Brien's sensational jump
from fourth to second place results
from two record gains. On Monday
she threw in U.OOO votes for the day.
This represented the efforts by a
committee of Burlington employes
which undertook to organize Miss
O'Brien's campaign after several oth
er candidates were well in the run
ning. Three Girls Assured Trip.
Yesterday's vote ran the total
above the 2JO.0OO needed to assure
three girls trips to France. An addi
tional girl will go for every 50,000
votes added to the grand total before
the contest closes Friday.
Miss Nellie B. Donn, Union Pa
cific cutrant, still stands in firstt
place, with Miss Elizabeth Kauf
mann, representing livestock inter
ests, third, and Miss Ella Fenn,
Advo girl, fourth. Miss Anna Me
N'amara, M. E. Smith & Co. entrant,
jumped to fifth place yesterday.
Deposits made today and tomor
row will include the voting period
and winners will be announced in
The Bee Saturday morning.
Final Balloting Instructions.
According to the rules published
at the beginning of the election, the
solicitation of votes must cease Fri
day noon, May 19. Candidates and
collectors will have until 3 o'clock p.
m. to deposit their funds in the bank
or to notify W. Dale Clark, treasurer,
by wire, of any drafts or checks
which are being mailed previous to
that hour. Out-of-town candidates
and collectors should have their bank
(Turn to Pass T, Column 8ti.)
to KUl His Mate
Husband Drains Bottle After
Pouring Acid Over Wife's
, '. Face and Down
Her throat '
Ray Burton, 27, entered his wife's
room, 1919 Cass street, at 9:45 yes
terday morning, dragged her into
the hall, poured carbolic acid over
her face and down her throat and
then drained the bottle himself. Both
were reported to be in a critical con
dition at Lord Lister hospital last
The tragedy followed the separa
tion of the two five days ago. They
came here 10 days ago, taking a room
at 1710 Dodge street. Last Thurs
day he tried to choke here and they
separated, according to Mrs. Bur
ton. She obtained lodging at 1919
Cass street andlobtained a position
as a waitress. ;. '
Yesterday morning Miss Lavina
La Tossie, her roommate, and Mrs.
Mina Bustel, 2774 Webster street,
who looked through the window, saw
Burton enter the room and pour car
bolic acid over Mrs. Burton's face.
The woman ran into the street,
where two other women seized her
and rubbed cold cream over the
burns, spread over her' face and
shoulders. Burton is said to be a
former railway employe. .
Genoa. May 17. (By A. P.)
Russia has accepted the proposals
of the powers for . the meeting at
The Hague to discuss the Russian
situation, it was announced this
In accepting,' the Russians pro
posed certain modifications in the
plan- which will be discussed at a
meeting during the afternoon.
M. Tchitcherm, the Russian for
eign minister, said he thought the
frontier truce proposed should in
clude die allied soviet republics, de
claring he would take it in that sense.
He desired to have the truce broad
ened in order to include aggression
by bands. Referring to the bands of
Gen. Wrangel, former antiboisheviki
leader in south Russia, now in the
Balkan lands, he asked that they be
removed to more distant countries.
M. Tchitcherin repeated his pro
test against the exclusion of Ger
many. He concluded by reserving
the right to suggest certain" amend
ments to the proposals.
British Cabinet to Bow to
Commons on Eduaction
London, May 17. (By A. P.)
The British cabinet has decided to
defer to the wishes of the house of
commons and appoint a committee
to inquire into the educational pro
gram on which the government was
defeated by s. narrow majority last
night, Austen Chamberlain,, the gov
ernment leader, announced in the
house this afternoon.
Four Persons Known Dead
in Mexican Mine Fire
Tucson, Ariz., May 1. A tele
graphic report received here at 1 p.
in. today by the Southern Pacific
of Meixco declared that the Pajo
mine, near Hosario, Sin?las, is in
t'ames and that the bodies of four
dead have been removed. The Pajo
mine is one of the oldest and largest
Standings of Candidates.
Mis Nellie B. Donn, Union racifie
Kathrine O'Brien, C R. & Q .. .
r libcib Kaulnunu, ivctock interest ,.
Ella Fenn, Advo girl
Anna McNamara, M. K. Smith & Civ....,,..,
Kathleen Kossiter, Orcliard-Wilhelm....,
Elizabeth l'are. Council Bluffs
Irene Hice, Alliance Times, Alliance, Neb
Gladys Hitchcock, York
Myrtle Wood, Wabash, Neb ,
Mrs. Agnes Hall, Missouri Valley, la
Anna Funk, Salon de Beaute
Total vote to date 2H.2H2
Votes necessary to send three candidates ...J.tO.ft)
Votes necessary to send four candidates JHO.OHO
The Bee Goodwill
Concert by Radio
"Fine" Said Koporti From
Grand Inland, Lincoln,
Clinton, la., and
Yankton, S. D.
An invisible audience scattered in
cities, villages and farm houses
throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Kan.sas
and South Dakota heard the first
stage entertainment to be broadcast
by radio from Omaha when the Or-chard-Wilhelm
company and Union
Pacific railroad progrem at the
Brandeis theater Tuesday night was
transmitted into the ether by The Bee
through the Omaha Grain Exchange
The concert and entertainment wat
held to aid Miss Kathleen Rossitcr
and Miss Nellie B. Donn, candidates
of Orchard-Wilhelm and the Union
Pacific, respectively, in The Bee
Good Will contest. '
Many Towns Report.
While a packed house listened at
tentively to the artists on )lic pro
gram, radio enthusiasts gathered
about receiving sets, perhaps hun
dreds of miles away, and listened in
on the same entertainment. Micro
phones transmitted the concert from
the stage of the theatcrto the Omaha
Grain Exchange set, thence into the
ether to be picked up by radio ama
Grand Island, Neb..' Clinton, la.,
Lincoln, Columbus, Neb., ' Ashland,
Neb., Yankton, S. D. and Oakland,
la., all reported that The Bee's
broadcasting came in "fine."
A dozen selections by the Omaha
Concert band. Marshall B. Craig
directing,. were well .received by the
invisible audience as well as by the
large gathering within the theater.
Many radio amateurs in Omaha re
ported the harp selections by Miss
Loretta Le Lone and an address by
Charles R. Gardner, secretary of Ak-Sar-Ben,'
came in very clearly. Mrs.
Raymond Morse Austin's solos,
"Joan of Arc" and "La Marsellaise"
were heard distinctly in Oakland. Ia.,
Ashland, Neb., and Lincoln, accord
ing to reports from those places.
Chang Tries to Set Up
Pekin, May 17. (By A. P.) The
fate of Manchuria and Outer and
Inner Mongolia . for , the moment
transcends all other issues in China
because of Gen. Chang , Tso-Lin's
defiance of the Pekin government
and his avowed intention of estab
lishing an independent empire 'in
those provinces, 5. '
The presence' of large bodies of
Gen. Wu Pei-Fu's troops at Tang
shan. north of Tientsin, where they
are threatening the forces of Chang
Tso-Lin, entrenched at Luanchow,
has virtually isolated Mukden, where,
it is declared, Chang has assumed
the role of an independent sovereign.
Gen. Wu has urged the Pekin
government to warn foreign powers
not to have relations with Chang,
whom he desires to prevent from ob
taining any foreign aid or negotiating
any concessions in Manchuria. It is
understood that Foreign Minister
Yen will inform the legations shortly
that China will not recognize any
agreement concluded without the
consent of Pekin. . ' ' : ;
Chinese Legation Quits
Tokio as Funds Fail
Tokio, May 17. (By A. P.) The
entire staff of the Chinese legation
left:Tokio without notifying the for
eign office, declaring their departure
was due to the failure of Pekin to
supply funds for Chinese students
here and " the ; refusal of Japanese
banks to make further advances on
the ground of lack of security.
Dandelions Not Fruit, So
Can't Be Used for Wine
' Newark, N. J., May 17. Dande
lions are not fruit, and hence cannot
be used legally in the manufacture
of wine for family use..
Dandelion wine addicts are respon
sible for this ruling of Federal Pre
hibition Commissioner Haynes made
public today by Collector of Internal
Revenue Ferguson. Inquiries by
those who feared dandelions might
not be one of the fruit wine stocks
permissible for householders to use
on permit, caused him to send the
query to - Washington, Collector
Iceberg Dwellers Order
Stock of Summer Underwear
Boston, May 17. From the ice
berg son of the north Atlantic there
came a call for summer underwear.
The coast guard cutter Tampa,
pausing in its reports on the ice
patrol, sent word by radio that "one
bale drawers, nainsook" of stated
sizes and "one bale undershirts, cot
ton' were urgently needed. It was
requested that the summcrweight
garments be forwarded through the
American consul general at Halifax,
II. I JO
Middle of Road
Third Parly Will Srml Out
Nomination Petition for
Norton and Wray in
Lincoln, May 17. (Six-cial.) J.
II. Kdinisteu, third party chairman,
hurled a defi today at the iuiddl-of
the roaders who met at Grand Island
yesterday to oppose the nomination
for governor of J. N. Norton, by an
nouncing that the real third party
leaders at Lincoln would send out
nomination petitions in a short time
for Norton for governor and Ar
thur G. Wray for United States rena
tor. , -
"Furthermore," said Edmisten. "we
have every reason to believe that a
sufficient number of names will be
secured to place both in nomination."
The middle-of-the-roaders have
been claiming that they could block
the nomination of Norton and had
control of sufficient signrrs of the
third party pact at the first Grand
Island convention to take the party
leadership away from Edmisten-Sor-ensnn,
"The fact that we will send out
petitions for these two men docs not
mean that any man who desires can
not become a candidate providing
he obtains a sufficient number of
names to his petition," Edmisten
Edmisten refused to state whether
Norton would subscribe to the third
party platform adopted at the first
Grand Island meeting, planks of
which he has ignored so far in his
public utterances. ,
. "The Grand Island meeting yester
day created no special interest but
left conditions as they were before
so that anv candidate who desires to
file for office may do so," Edmisten
continued. . ' .
"The third party state committee
is going to vigorously push orzaniza-
tion of the Nebraska tax reform clubs
in every county and precinct in the
state. . '
Schooner on Rocks, '
Crew of 25 in Danger
San Francisco. Mav 17. Wireless
calls for help were sent early today by
the auxiliary power schooner Ozmo,
which was reported taking water
rapidly atter hitting the rocks at
Cape Bianco on the southeastern
coast of Oregon. A crew of approxi
mately 25 was belieted in grave
danger. , . , '
The lumber schooner Willamette
was expected to reach the spot by
daybreak. A wireless from the Ozmo
said the crew was preparing to take
to the boats. The Ozmo had backed
off the rocks and .was proceeding
at siow speed. -
The Ozmo struck in a heavy fog,
said the radio .advices.'- -
The schooner left San Francisco
Saturday for Seattle. She is owned
by the Northern Commercial com
pany and lias a tonnage of 765.
Scores Real 'Estate Men
Washington, May 17. Criticizing
congress for failure to extend the
rent control law in the district of Co
lumbia, which expires next Monday,
Representative Raker, democrat, Cali
fornia, declared in the house that
realtors were waiting for the law to
die to jump rents and put people in
the street. , .. , . , -
Representative Curry, republican,
California, asked Mr. Raker if he
knew the origin of the word "real
tor."! Mr. Raker did not.
"Well,'' said Mr. Curry, "it cornea
from the Spanish words 'real,' mean
ing royal, and 'tor,' meaning bull."
"And that's what these realtors
have been giving us in saying there
would be no rent increase," Mr. Rak
er shouted above the uproar., .,,
Over 50,000 Square Miles
Land Under Water in South
Baton Rouge, . La., May 17.
Fifty-five thousand square miles of
land in Louisiana and : Mississippi
now are overflowed by flood or back
water from the Mississippi river and
its tributaries, according to a state
ment by Joseph C. Logan, assistant
manager of the southern, division of
the American Red Cross.
The damage to the state caused by
the crevasse at Angola will amount
to more than a million dollars, ac-
coiding to estimates.
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. torial (!umliiljle Winner.
Leading by 4,765 Votes
Philadelphia, May 17. Gilford
Pinchot, former mate forester, had
increased bis lead over Attorney
General George E. Alter in the fight
for the republican nomination lor
governor ton'ght, to 4.76$ on un
official returns of yesterday's pri
mary. With only 619 districts out
i of a tout of 7,934 to be heard from
t.ie vote was:
n. aai 774
Pinchot's lead was obtained en
tirely from districts outside of Phila
delphia and Allegheny county, in
which Pittsburgh is located. Ths
j vote in the outsid districts as un
i officially reported was Alter, 282,970;
! Pinchot, 370.783.
Philadelphia. Ia.. May 17.-Gif-ford
Pinchot "has apparently won the
republican nomination for governor
on the fa:c of unofficial return."
W. Harry Baker,- secretary of the
state republican committee declared
in a statement iucd this afternoon.
"L'nlcss Allegheny county gives k
laiger majority than my advices in
dicate then there is no doubt that
Pinchot carried the state," the state
"The result in Philadelphia and
other parts of the state has undoubt
edly contributed to the Pinchot vic
tory, which I am prepared to con
cede," Mr. Baker said.
Plans Fishing Trip.
Expressing confidence that he had
won the nomination. Mr. Pinchot
'planned to leave Philadelphia today
to go fishing.
Returns from 6.178 of the 7.934
districts in the state, received shortly
after Secretary Baker made his an
nouncement, had reduced Mr. Alter's
majority .to 11,696. The vote was:
Alter, 4-13,390; Pinchot. 431.694.
Alter is the tegular organization
candidate supported by Governor
Sproul. Pinchot represents the pro
With nearly two-thirds of the state
heard from early today, Alter was
leading by a little more than 25,000.
These returns included all but six
districts in Philadelphia, an Alter
stronghold, and more than one-halt
of Allegheny opunty, ill which Pitts
burgh is located and which 'is the
attorney general's home. .The ma
jority of the missing districts arc
outside of Philadelphia and Pitts
burgh, where Pinchot ran very
Senator Pepper Wins.
Latest returns showed that Pin--chot
was leading in 61 of the 67'
counties in the state. X
In the only other important con
test in the republican ranks, George
Wharton Pepper of Philadelphia,
incumbent by appointment of the!
governor, won by a substantial ma
jority over Congressman-at-Large'
William Js Burke of Pittsburgh for
the nomination fo'r ... United States
senator to fill the unexpired term of
the late Boies Penrose.
Apparently only one woman cap
tured a republican nomination for
the state legislature. She was Miss
neien urimes ot Knoxvuie, Aiie-.
gheny county. ! Six women were
named by the democrats for the
legislature and two for representa
tives in congress. The congressional
nominees were Ellen Duan Davis in
the Second district and Jane E.
Leonard in the Twenty-seventh. ' .j
The democrat vote was unusually
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Missing Oklahoma l C
Heiress Is Located
Z"- '. . ' .
Ardmore, Okl., May 17. Ludit
Kinney, accompanied by his young
bride, nee Opal Rexroat, missinal
Ardmore heiress, is at an isolated"
ranch in New Mexico, and his arrest
on a bigamy charge, sworn to by the
girls' lather:, is momentarily ex
pected, Sheriff Ewing C. London said
. The couple disappeared after they
were secretly married, January 1,
Search has been pressed since by U.
T. Rexroat, widely known oil op
erator and father of the girl who,
brought suit against J. J. Kinneyy
Ludie's brother, charging that the '
two had conspired to obtain . Miss
Rexroat's property through the mar- -riage.
Rexroat seeks in the suit to
gain, control of the property which, '
includes rich oil lands.
Rexroat left here with a deDuty
sheriff several days ago after he had
received what he thought reliable
information that his daughter and
her husband were on the New Mex- -ico
ranch. , -
Reno Divorcee Marries
Italian Count in New York'
New York, May 17. Blanche
Hecht Consolvo, who gave her ad
dress as Reno, Nev., and said she
was divorced there May 8, was mar
ried here Saturday to Count Man-'
fredi Cariaggi, a major in the Italian
army, it was learned today. Mrs.
Consolvo's former husband was said
to be a hotel owner of Baltimore,
Richmond and-Norfolk, va.
She eave her aee as 37. Her new
husband said he was 32 and a wid-
French Ready to Confer .
on war Debt Refunding
Paris. May 17. (By A. P.) The ;
French government has informed
the American war debt funding com-,
mission that it is ready to send a
special mission to the United States
to confer regarding the payment of
the FrencJ debt
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