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I .VOL. M-tfO. 287. r.2TttTirW
OMAHA, FRIDAY. MAY 19, 1922.
of New Era
''BusineM Reviving and Coun
try Finding Itself," Hard
ing Telia Member of
Urges Merchant Marine
f Ik Amarlate4 rtm.
Wellington. May' 18-PreMdcnt
Harding, speaking before the Cham
ber of Commerce of the United
State I, declared that the country "at
thi very moment is on the thres
hold of a new era; that buitics is
reviving and the 'country ii finding
itielf.'" The government, he said.
Mas greatly interested in restoration
oi normal world business and eco
nomic (nditions and he added that
there was no disposition on his part
to hold aloof -from other nations.
American industry, however, he said,
should not he destroyed to build
up the commerce of other lamis.
The president theclared there was
not one constructive thought in the
mind of the administration at the
present time which took rank over
that of a drsire to establish firmly
and (successfully' an American mer
chant marine. He doubted, he said,
if the world war would have occur
red had the United States possessed
a merchant marine commensurate
with its commercial importance.
Basis of Civilization.
"If there is' any one realization,"
' he said, "which fixes itself more
firmly than Another in the mind of
one charged with great responsibili
ty, ic is the conviction thai the busi
ness life of the republic is the reflex
of, all its good fortunes. It think
1 can venture to say that commerce
and civilization go hand in hand and
were it not for commerce there
would be no civilization.
- ."From the 'viewpoint of one in
authority and having responsibility
comes another consideration. Com
merce finds its place in all our con
siderations. Undoubtedly it had
much to do with the bringing about
of the world war and I think I can
s.ay just as confidently mat it was
rev'er once forgotten in the 'nego
tiations of peace. It is so inextrica
bly associated with all we do that
. commerce U1 always foremost m the
life of any people.
"We in Amirica I am sure it is
not unseemly to say it arc com
mercially .a , great people and we
ought to bk '. God blessed us most
bountifully in resources. In the citi
zenship of this republic th the blend
of every people in the world, almost,
and I like to say I believe we are
unexcelled in genius, we are incom
parable in our industry and we have
the .talent and the determination
the righteous 'determination to bo
commercially one of the foremost na
tions of the world.
' Commerce With Conscience.
"This aspiration to excel is ever
an impelling one because we have
learned from our observations of so
c at and civic life that from the
g-;cat golden stream of commerce
flows everything in life worth while.
H it were not for' this golden stream
that comes from exchanges, from
productivity and exchanges, there
wnnld he little education, there would
he less of art, there would be few'
of the finer attainments which make
life worth while. ..''.
"While I ant speaking very briefly,
1 wish to speak, I"t4is and gentle
men, for a commerce with a con
science. '' ". "' '".
HI I were to brine only one ad
monition to you I would like to
charge you men and women of in
fluence and responsibility with the
task of eliminating from Amencafrj
commerce those who do not have
conscience, whose s conscienceless
practices bring that criticism which
sometimes attends our American ac
tivitieSi, .- v .''-
"Something has been said, and I
think opportunely, that we -'ant a
period in America with less govern
ment in business and more' business
in government. If the commerce of
America were always conscientious
thetfe never would be a single ex
cuse for government in American
business. ; '.-.,
' Must- Consider Masses.
"There is not an agency in Ameri
can life which can so quickly put an
cud to abuses and offenses in Ameri'
can commerce as those who are con
spicuous in the leadership of that
(Tarn to Faro TwoV Mimi Three.)
Hamilton County Sheriff
' Gets Went Requisitions
Lincoln. May 18. Sheriff J. E.
Howard of Hamilton county, after
securing two separate requisitions
from the governor's office; left to
day for Kalkaska. Mich., where he
will attempt to secure the return of
. Charles W. Wentz, convicted of mis
appropriating funds of the American
State bank of Aurora, and under
sentence 6C1 to 10 years in the
' penitentiary. ' '
35 Indictments Returned
After Fargo Bank Inquiry
Fargo N. D., May 18. Thirty-five
secret indictments against 13 indi
viduals have been returned by the
special county grand jury investi
gating the affairs of the defunct
Scandinavian-American bank of
Fargo, and the relation of those af
fairs with the Bank of North Da
kota. George Schafer. assistant state
attorney general,, announced today.
Omaha Girl to Ca.Ionor of Leading
The Bee Good iiav delegation to France; .
Four Will Mane Journey Ffom This City
Burlington Candidate Consid
ered to Have Chance to
Take Lead From Union
Voting in the Omaha Oee Good
Will election grows heavier and
heavier each day. A total of over
59,000 votes was east y esterday with
no changes in the .standings,
the Union Pacific, is holding firmly
Though Mi Nellie B. Donn,
candidate of .the Union 1'acifie, it
holding firmly to first place, Mist
Katherine O'Brien, candidate of the
Burlington route, made another sen
sational deposit and is counted the
most uncertain candidate of the entire
group. Miss Ktufmann still holds
third place secure and her friends
are wearing a smile of contentment.
In the national delegation to be
taken to Paris and the French battle
fields under the auspices of the
American Committee for Devastated
France, of which Miss Anne Morgan
it chairman,- four Omaha business
women who have been competing in
the election are assured of repre
sentation. That gives Omaha one more rep-
British Give Up
Hope of American
Aid in Hague Case
Sir Grigg Announces U. S. Not
Likely to Attend Confer.
" ence Eight Months
Truce Is Arranged.
Genoa, May 18.-(By A. P.) Sir
Edward Grigg announced on behalf
of the British delegation this after
noon that further advices Had been
received from the United States
government and that it did not seem
likely the United States would par
ticipate in The Hague meeting, at
Lfcast until the scope of the meeting
was Dciter unacrstooa.
Asked to explain the British dele
Kates statement. Richard Washburn
Child, the American ambassador, told
the correspondent he had conferred
with Foreign Minister Schanzer of
Italy, Prime Minister Lloyd George
being present, and amplified the po
sition concerning liie.nague al
ready explained in the note to Sec
retary of State Hughes in order to
make clear beyond the possibility of
a doubt the attitude of the United
States. : ,
The final plenary session of the
entire conference was . fixed for ' 9
o'clock Friday morning and the gath
ering probably' will be , concluded
about noon. . '
The British have ordered a special
train for early tomorrow afternoon
and the other delegations are mak
ing ;plans for a hasty departure.
Genoa. May 18. (By A. P.)-The
e'ght-months non-aggression pact
was adopted .unanimously at a
plenary meeting of the political sub
commission of the Genoa conference
today. The pact was not signed, but
was adopted in the form of a resolu
tion, each state pledging itself to
respect it. - -
' $ix Clauses.
The agreement contains six
clauses, summarized as follows:
Clause 1 Provides for the appoint
ment of a commission by the powers
to examine again the divergencies ex
isting between the soviet govern
ment and other governments, "and
with a view to meeting a Russian
commission having the same man
date. -. ' . ... .
Clause 2 Not later than June 20
the names of the powers represented
on the non-Russian commission and
the names of the members of this
commission will De transmitted , to
the soviet govcrnent, and, reciprocal
ly, the. names of the members of he
Russian commission will be com
municated to the other governments.
Clause 3 The questions to be
treated by. these commissions will
comprise debts, private properties
Clause 4 The members of the two
commissions must be at The Hague
on June 26.
Clause 5 The two commissions
will strive to reach joint resolutions
on the questions mentioned in
Clause- 3. ., ". . -'A
To Work Peacefully. :
Clause 6 To nermit the commis-
1 sions to work peacefully, and also to
re-establish mutual, confidence, the
scviet government and its allied re
publics, on the one side, and the oth
er governments, on the other, pledge
themselves to abstain from any act
of aggression and subversive propa
ganda. : The pledge for abstaining
frofti any act. of aggression will.be
based upon the present status quo,
and will remain in force for a period
of four months after the conclusion
of the work of tbe commissions.
The pledge concerning propaganda
will oblige the governments not to
(Tan to hi Two, Cotamii Fin.)
Boycott Probe of Grocers
' Dropped by Trade Body
: Washington. May 18. (Special
Telegram.) The federal trade com
mission announced todav dismissal
of the boycott investigation of the
sale Grocers Association Of Council
Bluffs, la. The proceedings against
the association were dismissed !'with
STANDING OF THE CANDIDATES
Mi.t Nellie B. Ponn. Union Pacific
MU Kathrine O'Brien, Burlington
Mi KlinLi-ih kmfiuinii livestock
Mis Ella Fenn, Advo girl : W
Mi Anna McN'amara. M. E. Smith t o I5.4t..
MUs Kathleen Roi.iter. Orchard & Wilhclm H.8.6
Mif Klizaheth Pace. Council Bluff
Mi Irene Rire. Alliance Times 2.0K7
Mist Ola.lv Hitchcock. York I
MiM Myrtle Wood. Wabash , .' l.M'
Mr. .Agnes Hall, Missouri Valley US"
Mis Anna Funk, Salon dc Beauie..' WW
Total vote cf withdrawn candidates 3.W
Total votes cast to date.
Votes necessary to carry four girl to France ;fU).(XH)
Vote necessary to carry five girls to France , 3J0.0O0
resentative than the next highest
election city. Springfield. Mass.,
which will have three members of
they delegation. Louisville, Ky will
also send three on the trio to France.
The fund off 25,000 raised in Spring
field, however, was $2,000 more than
With the big deposit sure to be
made today, the closing day of the
election here, Omaha mav add at
least two more of its popular young
women candidates to the list of trip-
Babe Ruth to Return
to Diamond Saturday
New York baseball fans arc
preparing for X'Babe" Ruth's re
turn to the diamond Saturday.
Ray Watson, Wichita. Kan.,
distance runner, has declined to
nirct Joie Ray in a return mile
race. Watson beat Ray at the
Drake relay games,
Sioux City won the first game
of the series with the Omaha Buf
faloes yesterday. The score was
23 to 14. The Packers scored
their 23 runs on 20 hits.
The Brooklyn Dodgers won
their second game of the western
tour, defeating St. Louis. 7 to 5.
No other games wre played in
the major leagues.
Decisions in boxing contests
limited to 10 rounds are now per
mitted in Minnesota.
For details see page 7.
Hays Is Elected -Moderator
Vice President Coolidge JVlay
Address Popular Meeting ';
';'. Sunday Bryan Un-
r able to Attend ;
Br Th Amociatal Prnti
Des Moines," Ia.f May 18 Rev.
Dr. Calvin C. Hayes of Johnstown,
Pa., wa selected moderator of the
Presbyterian church in the UniVed
States by the 134th general assem
bly here this afternoon. ,"
Dr. Hays polled 512 votes to 379
for Dr. Cleland B. McAfee of Chi
cago, the only other candidate. , A
motion halting further nominations
after the names of Dr. Hays and Dr.
McAfee had been placed, before the
ia-ssembly shut out from the race a
half dozen candidates who . had been
accorded a fighting chance jn pre
election gossip. ;" , .
After the count of the first ballot
disclosed Dr. Hays the victor with a
margin of 133 'votes, the. assembly
voted . to make the election unani
mous. : ,- . : ' ' '
. It was announced at the opening
of the assembly that Vice President
Calvin Coolidge will Come from
Washington to address a popular
meeting ot the rrcsbytcrian assem
bly Sunday evening. ; He is expected
to reach this city Saturday night.
Simultaneously it became known
that William Jennings Bryan had
been again prevented from coming
to the opening session' by a relapse
in the illness of his wife.- Mr. Bryan,
however, may possibly arrive in time
for an address Saturdav ' evenine.
Dr. W. O. Thompson, president of
Ohio State university, Columbus, O.,
w-ho had been himself considered a
strong possibility for the moderator
ship, made the nominating speech
for Dr. Hays. 4r ; '
Another man who had been con
sidered . a- possible candidate, Dr.
John B. Laird of Philadelphia, sec
onded Dr. Hays' nomination in a
brilliant speech which, commission
ers stated later, "had much to do with
the latter's victory. Dr. Laird told
the assembly .that Hays was a
preacher from a country church, and
cited his record of 31 years' service
in that capacity in the same congre
gation. Selection of 20 standing commit
tees by the general assembly was un
der way late today. The personnel
of the committees are effosen by the
commissioners and the heads of the
committees are then named by the
moderator. Dr. Hays w-as expected
to announce his selections late to
night or tomorrow morning.
Juluis H. Barnes Elected .
Head of National C. of C.
. Washington. May 18. Julius H.
Barneys of Duluth was elected presi
dent Of the Chamber of Commerce
of the LTn:ted States late today, at
the annual convention. He succeecs
Joseph H. Defrees of Chicago.
Thomas B. Stearns of Denver was
elected vice president for the western
.4 i -
I : . .
.60, 1 (W
Miss Nellie B. Donn. candidate of
the Union Pacilic, already hat a total
of 9J.047 votes and it is practically
certain that she will secure sufficient
additional votes to have the honor
of being named the official head of
the national delegation. provided
none of the other candidates succeed
in wresting first place from her dur
ing today's voting. It it certain that
this honor will be captured by one
of the Omaha girls.
16 Perish as Fire
' in Eternal City
! Historic Institution at Rome,
Housing 500, Catches Fire
j at Midnight Firemen
Fight in Dark..
i Rome, May lS.-(By A. P.)-A
j disastrous fire swept the historic hos
I pital of Santo Spirito, one of the
most ancient and picturesque chari
table institutions in Rome early to
day. . r
Collapse of the pavement isolated
the chronic ward. Sixteen tyodies had
been extracted from the burning
ruins at 7:30 o'clock. -
The institution accommodates
nearly 500 inmates and includes a
hospital, lunatic asylum, foundling
home pnd arefuge for-aged and in
firm persons. v -
The fire broke out at midnight in
the laundry. At first it seemed in
significant, but it spread rapidly
to wards containing chronic suffer
ers or infirmed who were seized with
panic. The shrieks of the sufferers
mingled with the crackling of the
flames while the atmosphere rapidly
became dense with smoke.
Nurses and doctors eleared the
bedridden from one ward and In the
next ward three of the patients
crawled out. Neighboring ; firemen
responded to the scene, but at the
niomentvof the arrival the ' electric
lights were extinguished, adding to
the horror of the situation.
Wooden Beams Fall.
As the immense wooden beams of.
tire hospital fell there was a neayier,
grinding noise and the pavement col
lapsed, jurying 20 of the chronic
patients and rendering access , to the
wards impossible. . .
Carabiners, royal guards, nurses
and doctors made heroic efforts to
save the patients, rushing through
the smoke and fire and bringing out
4, all of whom, however, were dead
from suffocation. Several of the
rescue parties were injured. The
two wards were destroyed, but the
firemen saved the other buildings.
' On Banks of Tiber.
' -The hospital of SaHto Spirito is
situated on the bank of the River
Tiller, not far from the . Vatican
grounds. It was founded by Pope
Innocent III. in the twelfth century,
enlarged by Innocent TV in the thir
teenth and rebuilt under Sixtus IV
in the fifteenth.
The altar in the hospital chapel was
designed by Andrea Palladio and is
reputed to be the only work of this
artist in Rome. . '
'Home From Rate Hearing
Lincoln, May. 18. (Special) H.
G. Taylor, chairman of the Nebraska
railway commission, returned from
Kansas Uty, where ne attended a
meeting of representatives of utili
ties commissions from half a dozen
r mid-western -states as well as repre
sentatives of farm bureaus and gram
exchanges to. discuss the attempt of
the railroads to reopen the grain rate
case. Telegrams signed by all repre
sentatives were sent to. the interstate
commerse commission ' to -jefuse to
reopen this case.
- "What a reopening means is that
the railroads will' attempt to raise
the rate on all grains equal to the rate
on wheat and this would be a dis
tinct loss to the farmers of this sec
tion," Taylor said. .
Urge Wood Stay in P. I.
Manila, P. I., May 18. The board
of directors of the American Chamber
of Commerce has sent a cablegram
to President Hardingrcqucsting him
lo use his best offices to induce Gov
ernor General Leonard Wood to re
main in the Philippines until his full
program has been placed in effect.
General Wood is on leave until Sep
tember from the University of Penn
sylvania, whose presidency he has ac
cepted, but it is expected that the
governmental program he sponsored
will not he romnlrtrl hefnre next
Ctnigrt'oRiiian From "Rig
Sixth" Will Not Be Candi
date for Reflection
Health Has Broken.
Served Twenty Years
By GEORGE C. AUTHIER.
Wlilnita trrtNiMlriil, Omaha H-
Wellington. May 18. (Special
Tcltxram.) Representative Moci
I'. Kiukaid of O'Neill. Nib., con
gressman from the "Big Sixth dis
trict and chairman of the imimrtant
committee on irrigation of arid land,
announced today that after the ex
piration of his present term he will
retire from congress.
The announcement came as a coin
plcte surprise to his fellow members
of the Nebraska delegation and to
the many fricnds he has made in
The reason for the retirement is
ill health. Mr. Kinkaid had filed for
miomination on April 1, and had ex-
Moses P. Kinkaid.
pected to continue his congressional
service indefinitely. Representative
Kinkaid had realized ' that he was
ailing, but refused to acknowledge
his condition as serious.
Doctor Demands Rest. '' .
. Within ' the last few days, how
ever, his physicians have told him
he is suffering from heart disease
and that absolute rest is required if
he is to prolong his life. The veteran
legislator has been compelled to ac
cept the. verdict. '
In announcing his decision . today
Judge Kinkaid said, "1 bow to the
decision and very reluctantly retire
from congress. During the years I
have; been- here" I have' received- the
enthusiastic, support of. " my ' con
stituents and I appreciate that great
ly.".' . ' V ; " ,-. '. . V', .
Judge Kinkaid is one of thet vet
erans in congress, and at the close of
his term in March will have served
20 years in congress. Previous to that
long service, for.. 13 years he had
been judge of the district court in
Nebraska. . . . ; ,
Judge Kinkaid is almost as much
of a landmark in congress as "Uncle
Joe" ..Cannon whom he rivals in
period of service. Probably', no man
in congress has more warm per
sonal friends, and his decision to re
tire has caused genefal expressions
- Friend of Farmers. .'. ;
During his congressional career,
Representative Kinkaid has been es
pecially keen about looking after the
interests of his district and of his
His name is a household , word
among . farmers j in new sections 6f
the country, in other states as well
as Nebraska. , His 1 sponsorship of
the bill increasing the acreage of
homestead lands to 640 acres has won
him grateful recognition among
many thousands of pioneers.
In the last year of his service.
j Representative Kinkaid has been es
pecially interested-in various plans
under consideration for developing
the arid lands pf the. United States.
He was especially-interested in the
fortunes of the Smith-McNary bill
which proposes to appropriate a re
volving fund of $350,000,000 for the
development of swamp lands in the
south and arid lands in the west.
Always Worked Hard. .
He was interested also in the
Mondcll bill, which it is proposed
to incorporate in, the soldiers bonus
legislation, a measure similar" in
character to the Smith-McNary bill,
j although designed especially to place
the lauds at the disposal of soldiers.
The Smith-McNary bill gives the ex
service man a 60-day preference.
During his service in congress,
(Turn to I'agr Two, Column Fire.)
Livestock Exchange Men "
Hold Annual Convention
' Kansas City May 18.--Dclegates
from 28 livestock exchanges of the
country arc attending the sessions
of the 34th annual National Live
stock Exchange convention which
opened here today. Everett C.Brown
of Chicago, president of the associa
tion, opened the sessions
Mrs. Sare Okun Drains Vial
iu Lincoln Boulevard
Home May Not,
Love, with which Srt Okun, 17,
beautiful kirl employed by Hotel Hill
as telephone operator, had played o
lightly, suddenly aunied tempes
tuout form at J yesterday afternoon
and left her near death, an emptied
noinon bottle at her side telling the
story. She may not recover, doctors
at Lord Litter hospital say.
In a dresser drawer in her room
at 041 Lincoln boulevard, where she
made the attempt to end 4irr life,
were found letters signed "V and
addressed to "Joffey."
Coincides With Life.
The first of thee was titled "The
Supreme Fool," and iu several re
spects, according to S. Okuu. her hus
band, 1434 North Kighteenth street,
coincides with conditions in her life.
Efforts to establith the identity of
"Joffey" lat night failed.
Okun, 2i, rushed to the hospital as
soon as he heard of his wife's act.
"I sued her for divorce Tuesday,"
he declared, "but I love her yet, and
I swear to do everything in my pow
er to find this lover. 'Joffey,' and
make him pay. I want him prose
cuted to the fullest extent."
Okun Denied Admission.
Okun was denied admission to the
chamber where his wife lay in a dao
gerous condition. Her father, Sam
Goldcnberg, had been there, but
doors were closed to all others.
"She left me two weeks ago."
Okun said. "declaring that she did not
love me. but that there was no other
man. She didn't seem happy when
she was at home and in bursts of
anger would destroy her pretty
Departure is Fourth
"This was the fourth time in our
17 months of married life that she
left me. The next to the last time
was when she went away with an
Orpheum circuit act in which a 'w om
an was sawed in two.' It cost me
a fortune before I got her home.
She vowed she would stay happily
with me !orever after. I sympathized
with her as she told me an attempt
had been made to force her into
white slavery." ' .
Information about the traveling
salesman, the artist and "Joffey" was
all new to Okun, he said.
Mother Opposed Marriage.
Before her marriage Mrs.: Okuu
was Sara Goldcnberg. Her mother
bitterly opposed her marriage and
the wedding is said to have contrib
uted to domestic trouble that later
caused Mr. and Mrs. Goldcnberg to
The young woman had been a stu
dent in Cats school. She displayed
literary talent and attempted to de.
velop it in stories written for maga
zines, but her' romances, according
to her husband, "seemed to lack
"punch" and were regularly rejected
' "Love's -Acid Test," was remem
tered as the title of one story Mrs.
Okun had .attempted to sell. .
Found by Landlady. . .
Mrs. Nathan Resnick, Mrs. Okun's
landlady, discovered her in agony
yesterday afternoon .and screamed
for heltKto Mrs. Helen Hasford, 543
Lincoln- boulevard,-who telephoned
for police and doctors.- The young
woman was unconscious when help
arrived. . - '
On the dresser in her .room was the
photograph of a family group, but
the face of one had been scratched
away. : -'; ....
"I guess . that's me," said Okun,
Lead to 9,456 Votes
; Philadelphia, May 18. Returns
received early tonight on the vote
cast at Tuesday's primary for the re
publican nomination for . governor,"
gave Gifford Pinchot a lead of 9,456
with 285 districts missing,
. Figures received from 7,649 out of
7,934 in the state gave Pinchot 499,
647, and George E. Alter 490,191.
These figures include the complete
vote of 'Philadelphia and Allegheny
counties, which Alter carried.
Second Candidate in Race
y for Seat in Legislature
' Lincoln, May 18. (Special) E.
E. Fellers of Chester has filed as a
republican candidate for ' the state
senate in that 'district, which cm
braces " Thayer,' Jefferson and Fill
more counties. Dr. J. G. Wester
hoff of Carleton, jl member of the
lower house at the last session, filed
several weeks ago as a republican
candidate for the same office to which
Three Killed by Collapse
of Sewer in Lost Nation, la.
Clinton, la.. May 18. Three men
were killed and one -injured when a
sewer under construction by W. B.
Carter of . Sioux City, la., in Lost
Nation, la., near here, :caved in and
buried the three men under between
10 and 15 feet of earth today. The
dead are: Tim Donahue of Sheldon,
Ia Harold Blair of Lake Park. Ia.
and Peter Spillcrs of Redfield, "la.
France and Italy Favor
Probe of Turk Atrocities
London, May 18. (By A. P.)
Favorable replies have been received
by the British government from
France and Italy to Great Britain's
proposal to send a commission to in
quire into alleged Turkish atrocities
No reply has been received from
- the L'nited States government,
- Mrs. Sara Okun. , .
1 Love You! I Love You!'
: v Crier Letter to
The . letters inscribed "Joffey,"
found in a dresser drawer in Mrs.
Okun's- room.- throb with love in
parts and are tinctured with despair
iu others. They follow: (
Joffey Dear: '
It is midnight and I cannot
sleep, I am forced to write this to
you as an outlet for my pentup
. emotions. It is impossible for me
longer to go on like this. I have
many times, though, found joy in .
writing you my thoughts and'teel
iugSi , but I have never had s the
courage to let you read them. ' I
have a whim, now. though, to let
you see just a glimpse of the
thoughts that are seething through
me tonight. '
Of course I know you will term
this sentimental "mush." but in
; deed not, Joffey dear: every word is
: sincere, . .'carefully -, t nought , over
(when they do not come too fast,
they are straight from my heart).
AVell, Joffey, are you sufficient
ly curious to 'wonder What is the
purport of this maze of emotions. .
I know that 1 am "uninteresting
to you, but really it is uot7the
usual thing for me to disclose my-
.self thus. , . -
The first and last thing,, Joffey,
is that I love .you!., I love you 1 I
love you! ' . v
; But Joffey. dear, where I was so
happy in thinking of you a few
nights ago as a ray of sunshine
into the blackness -of my despair,
(don't laugh. I was desperate Syn
day.: you know), it . is all the op-
posite now.. ' You know,-Joffc the
only real comparison I can make,
is Hat before it" was like drinking
. a brimming cupful of sweet, rich '
wine, and now it is like ashes in
my mouth. Ashes . ,'of ' what? ;
Ashes of. regrets.: .
Ybu are ail I have now.- I need
, y o u so, Joffey.' . - '
Do you realize what it means? '
joffey, please, if it is your imrn-:
tion to break with me.' let me know
immediately. Don't torture me. I
am suspended between fear that
I will lose you," 1 and joy for the
first' time in my life I was happy.
Who was it that said "The wine
of love is bitter-sweet?" , Well,"
I'll not bore you longer, tyit 'one
last plea, Joffey: Have mercy; I
need your companionship. Be kind
enough to bear me until I am so
strong on my, feet that I cannpt
lie crushed down when the , end
comes. Please! , '
Don't, don't, Joffey, laugh at my
sentimentality. These were my in
nermost thoughts and it . would
hurt' badly if you should" laugh. ,
If I thought you would, I wouldn't
(Tom to Pate Two, Column Two.) ;
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Practically Kvery Question of
Public Importance I Touch
rd Upon in Statement
Issued Yesterday. t
Third to Enter Race
Lincoln, Neb.. May IH.-lSpecul
Telegram. -Atorney Geueral Clar
ence V D vi today issued forma!
scccpUnre of petition signed by
thousand, of Nebrak4 republicans
in all parti oi the Mate urging him
to eek the nomination for Lniteo
States senator on the republican
In liit siairiiieiit. Davit touches on
practically cwy question of pub
He importance now before the na
tion, embracing agricultural ques
tions, business problems, taxation,
proninitiou, irrigation, u.i,
and the soldier bonus. - -
Strong for Prohibition.
The statement of the attorney gen
eral on the prohibition question is
Hunt He says, "Few people need
to enquire to know that I am dry,
rot only politically, but personally.
1 stand flatly on a consistent record
of law enforcement as attorney gen
eral, which speaks more loudly than
anv promise I might make."
Davis declared that he intended to
carry his campaign personally to
every town and hamlet in the stato
which he can visit.
"1 shall appeal to no particular
creed or faction, league or organiza
tion," Davis said. "But only to that
great body of Nebraska citizens who
believe in clean government and'
faithful administration, who are not ,
afraid to depart from the creeds of
yesterday, but will never pursue
mirage or radicalism." , . "
Text of Statement.
The Davis statement follows: "
"I have decided to become a candi
date for the United States senate. I
am absolutely and unqualifiedly a re
publican, and proud to proclaim it.
I believe .in government by respon--sible
. "The republican party was the con- 5
trolling "political force in the greatest
half century of America's progress.
It will cdrillnu to be only so long as'
it approaches- the future with the
same forward looking program as it
did in the past. : : . , , .
"1 stand ready to support any and -all
measures necessary to place and
to maintain agriculture upon a profit
able basis. Conditions have come to
pass with which the individual farmer
cannot cope. I favor the fullest
measure of co-operative enterprises,
to insure to agriculture the just re-
ward of its labor." ' , '
" More Credit Facilities.
"Mote adequate "credit facilities,
stabilized prices, Improved market
ing conditions, -reduction ill trans
portation charges .'are essential. A
development of the waterway navi
gation and the construction of the:
St. Lawrence-Great Lakes waterway -will
cheapen transportation . costs
and benefit agriculture.
i "Pending these, such temporary
expedients as the War Finance cor-'
poration extending adequate credit
to hold crops through price depres
sions are to be relied on. I ant
happy to have had some part in the
working out of this great agency of
service to the farmer: 3?'
"Sound, clean business organized .
on a legitimate basis to render serv
ice to the community is to be en
couraged. ; ... . ,; .
A "Promotions, ' stock selling,,
schemes, nefarious, trade practices'!
should be condemned and prosecuted.
Neither the magnitude of operation
nor prominence of the culprit should
deter law enforcement. They have
not deterred me. 1 . -
Taxet to Be Cut
'.'I am opposed to the entry of the
government, either state or national,
in the field of business activity in
any place where private capital can
function properly. The government
in business leads on to socialism.
"Taxation will be lowered. Taxes
rose with everything else. They can'-"
be reduced with everything else. The.;
national administration . is proving
this day "by day.
"I regard the continued use and
operation of the budget, which ad
justs expenses to income, coupled
with a systematic supervision tf ex
penditures, as ' fundamental. The
promiscuous issuance of $10,000,000,
000 of tax exempt securities does not
improve the situation." - .'.
"To. a large part of Nebraska tbe
development of irrigation by mean
of federal aid or encouragement is
vital. I shall do, as' I have in the
past, all in my power to assist this,
"As living conditions are more
complex, the government must take a
more active position in safeguarding
child life, motherhood, the home and
social relations. At the same time it
must be understood that government
can never be a substitute for parent
or character. It can materially better
environment, and I believe it should
"I hope the present republican con
gress will pass the bonus. Before
the 1920 election I pledged myself
and I am still in favor of an adjusted
compensation plan financed so nearly
as practicable by taxes levied tiporf
those businesses that received undue
profits throughout the war.
"I believe in and will abide by the
1920 platform cf the republican party
in its expressions relating to matters
that space forbids jnv discussing
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