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The Omaha Daily Bee T VOL. M-NO. 302. OMAHA. TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1922. St Jl )WI Uf 4 . Ml Baa. WW. 4tkW Ik M MM jk) W tHk (I 4 (tikj M . il. 4kl TWO CENTS Lions Open Merle Taylor to Head District Lions Club Valentino Gen. William Sage ' Succumbs in Omaha British Oust Sinn Fein From Ulster Woman Making Race for Governor of South Dakota Meet Here With Roar Small Vote Cast in Iowa Primaries Balloting for Candidate to Succeed Ken j on on G. O. P. Ticket Reported Light Throughout State. Broolchart Is Favorite II 1' -.' Ewen Cameron, Inle rnational President, Among Notables Attending Iowa-Nebras , ka Convention. Taylor Chosen New Head Merle C Taylor, president of the .Omaha Liont club, was elected gov ernor of lowa-Nehraka district at ing the morning ction of the di trut convention yetrrdy. District Judge Hubert Uttcrbaclc of Des Moines, the other candidate for district governorship, moved that Lion Taylor's election be made unanimous. This was done. ; Marry Schocn of Des Moines was elected secretary and trcasuier of the c'iotrirt ami three directors were elect ed as follows: Ward K. Groom, MaHn City; Horace G. Hedges, Cedar Rapids, and Guy E. Reed of Lincoln. The next convention will be held in S.ioun City. ' , 300 Liors Here. With a Urge and ferocious roar, some 500 Lions, attending the Iowa Nebraska district convention, got down to business and politics at Ho tel Fonten'elle yesterday morning. ! Many notable Lions were in at tendance, including Ewcn W. Cam eron, internationl president. .. "The Liont' association it the first of itt kind to take on the promotion of better citizenship," he said. "Na turalization and better citizenship will be one of the main issues at the international convention at - Hot Springs, Ark., June 19 to 24. . 1,500 Delegates Expected. ''"We expect 1.500 delegates at this convention,, including -many promi nent' Canadian government officials. There are about 500 Lions' clubs in the United States and Canada with about 30,000 total . membership." W. A. Westfall of Mason City, la., retiring governor of the Nebraska-Iowa district, headed a delega tion of about 40 Lions from Mason City, one of the largest single dele gations at the convention here. Gov ernor Westfall presided at the busi ness session yesterday. . , Governor S. R. McKelvie of Ne braska and Governor J. A. C Preus f Minnesota are to be in attend ance. - "Nate" Kendall, governor of Iowa, did not arrive, because of po litical activities in Iowa. -;.' Other Notables. Among other notable Lions in at tendance were Melvin Tones, secretary-general of the International Lions association; Revv Ji Ellsworth Coombs district gqyernor.oLjArk ansas, and John' Buriauek, interna tional director.-.' v v The Lions donned white hats im mediately on registering. They then ankled their way blithely about the hotel mezzanine floor until the busi ness session was called.- Jazz orche stras from Boone, Des Moines and Mason City were held in leash all morning with much difficulty, on the promise that they might "cut loose and syncopate" to their hearts' con tent at the races at Ak-Sar-Ben field yesterday afternoon. . , '-. '-, 'P Tv V Special Stunts. ! vThc fifth event at the Ak-Sar-Ben spring running meet yesterday was termed the "Special Lion Handicap." Stunts in' front of the Lions' section of,, the grandstand were put on by. Atlantic, Boone. Cedar Rap ids, Council Bluffs, Columbus, Des Mo.'.ies, Hastings, Iowa City, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Lincoln. Norfolk, Ottumwa, Perry, Sioux City, Omaha and Wahoo clubs. Shortly after the noon luncheon the Lions began "licking ; their their chops' in anticipation of the at the hotel last night. The male Lions were Initiated into the mys teries of Sam son.' s realrn at the den last night, while the - Lionesses at tended theater party at the Or pheutn. ' Lease of Teapot Dome Broke Monopoly, Claim Albuquerque,. N. M., June 5. The Albuquerque Morning Journal today orinted under a Washington, D.-C, fate line a resume of the report vhich it says Secretary of the In terior Fall will hand to President Harding today of how and why the Teapot Dome, in the oil fields ; of . Wyoming, was leased to the Sinclair Dohcny interests byrfils department, acting in harmony with the Navy de partment The dispatch says the report de-l dares that the president was fully apprised of the lease before it was made; that, had it not been made, private interests drilling in the vicin ity would have drained the dome of its oil, and that the navy will have stored for emergency purposes vast quantities of oil for defense of United States interests on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and on islands. The secretary also is said to have asserted that by the consolidation of a new pipe line the mid-continent price of oil will be obtained in the Wyoming field, instead of the present price, alleged to now be 60 cents a barrel too low. He is said to have declared that a vastly greater income will be assured both to the royalties that accure to the United States gov ernment and to the state of Wyo ming by breaking an alleged mo nopoly. . ; . ' ' Crude Oil Price Boosted. Pittsburgh, Pa., June 5.- At) in crease of 35 cents a barrel in the price of Pennsylvania crude oil was an nounced when the market opened to day. All other grades quoted here, excepting Corning, were up 25 cents. The new prices were: Pennsylvania crude, $3.50; Corning, unchanged at $190; Cabell, $2:36; Somerset light, $2.40, and Ragland, $Ui Merit C. Taylor. Interests of State in Water Dispute Guarded by Davis Attorney General Gratified That Colorado Prevented From Grabbing Title ' to Rivers. Washington, June 5. An injunc tion instituted by Wyoming to pro hibit Colorado , from taking water from the Laramie river wat granted by the supreme court to the extent of restraining Colorado from using an amount of water in excess of the amount fixed by the court. . The state of Wyoming" sought to pre vent the diversion of water for: the Greeley-Poudre irrigation project in Colorado. . Federal : court decrees sustaining the right of the Pioneer Irrigation company to divert water from Colo rado into Nebraska for irrigation purposes, and enjoining Colorado au thorities from interfering , with the company were affirmed by the su preme court in appeals brought by Colorado officials. Decision Is Important Lincoln, June 5. (Special.) At torney General Clarence A. Davis, who has been in Washington repre senting Nebraska interests, declared the supreme "court decision was. im portant not only in the probtem dis posed of by the court but in other litigation pending between Colorado and Wyoming ".in which Nebraska interests art dirtetly involved.-: " "I was present when the Colorado Wyoming case and also the. Pioneer Irrigation company's case were argued before the supreme court at Washington, Davis said. "Colorado always has claimed sole proprietor ship and control of waters in all streams - rising or flowing through that state by virtue of a clause in its constitution which was ratified by ccyigress in 1876 at the time, of its admission to-the union. ',..': "Had the Colorado - Contention been sustained, water user in : Ne braska arid other adjacent states who have established and recognized priorities for the beneficial use of water would have been deprived of their rights. In deciding to the con trary, the supreme court affirms the principle that water in ,,; interstate streams is not under the control of a single state. ; j; . . .... Grabbing Is Prevented. , "This decision is a very gratifying one. It keeps open for adjustment the apportioning of water-' from -the South Platte river as between users' in Nebraska and those in , Colorado: It prevents Colorado from , grabbing all the water in that river for its own irrigation enterprises, regardless of 1 the fact that Nebraska projects may have been developed first. V. "In the main case between Colora do and Wyoming the same question was in dispute as to water from the North Platte river. That is the stream ' from which the country around Scottsbluff, Gering. Morrill; Minatare and Bayard is irrigated. It is not yet decided, but the ruling in the Pioneer case indicates that the United States supreme court will not ! Uphold the Colorado doctrine of its I absolute ownership. , . Lillian Russell Reported i v in Critical Condition Pittsburgh, June 5. MrS." Lillian Russell Moore, who has been very ill at her home here, but who was be lieved on Saturday to have passed the crisis, was reported in a critical condition by . her physician late to day. -Her husband, Alexander, P. Moore, publisher .of., the Pittsburgh , Leader, and other members of the family were at her bedside. ; EditorV Hat in Ring Paris. Tex., June v 5. Harry T. Warner, editor of the Paris Morn ing News, announced that he would become a democratic candidate- for governor, subject to the primary in July. He said he "regretted that some strong man" would not make J the race against Governor Paf M. j Neff, who is standing for re-election. v Jefferis Plans Trip 1 ' -Congressman ' A. W. Jefteris will leave Wednesday for a trip through the Fifth congressional' district in connection with- his campaign for the republican nomination for United States senator., - .-v "NOWHERE" v The opening - installment si this new serial by Ruby M. Ayr is en Pace 5. Dismissed RultVK ..vent Evidence Presented to Support Com plaint and Justify Costly Trial May Go to Grand Jury Lot Angeles, CalH June i. Rodolph Valentino, screen actor, whose prin cipal rolet have been of love scenes, was liberated of a cnarge of bigamy here today when the felony complaint wat dismissed after a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Hanby. The justice ruled there wat Insufficient evidence pretented to tup- port the complaint The dismissal of the case followed three days of testimony concerning the marriage in Mexicali, Mexico, Mav 13. between Valentino and Mitt Winifred DeWolf-Shaunessy-Hudnut. professionally known at Natacha Rambova, and their .honeymoon in Palm Springs, Cai., a desert oasis south of here. , .The biiramv charee wat 'filed atraintt Valentino bv the dittrict at torney here because the Mexicali mar riage occurred before a final decree of divorce wat granted Valentino from Jean Acker, tcreen actress, in whose case he wat awarded an inter locutory decree last January. ' The dismissal of the complaint by Justice Hanby is not necessarily final, attorneys said, at the law provides that even after a hearing in justice court the prosecutor may, after he elects, go before the county grand jury and ask for an indictment. Whether the district attorney would pursue the matter further was un known. - Justice Hanby in announcing de cision to dismiss the complaints said that while the charge of bigamy wat a serious one that had an important bearing upon the social fabric, he ten mai e viae nee oi co-naDiiauon would not be sufficiently shown to bring a verdict of guilty from a jury, and that in view ot this he did riot think that the county should be put to the heavy expense of a trial. Stage All Set ioi Wage Conference of Union Leaders Concerted Action Against Re cent Reduction Main Issue? io.Come Before Railway LaborvLWefirr ! ? ' -Ait Cincinnati, . June 5. (By A. Pp Concerted action against reductions in wages of railroad workers, recent ly made public by the United States railroad labor board, will be the prin cipal matter to be considered when head? of 11 railroad labor unions go into- session here tomorrow. The conference was. called by B. M. Jew ell, head of the railway employes de partment of the American Federation of Labor, who will also preside .at the sessions. : ' ? Leaders who arrived here today held informal conference and dis cussed ways and means to bring the question ot wage reduction betore their memberships. - Strike votes are expected m every organization, it was' said, each union taking its vote separately.; It was pointed out that the matter of acceptance or rejection of the cut rests with the membership of each union. ; .. . ' Unions' represented in the confer ence are the machinists, boliermak- ers, blacksmiths, carmen, electricians, sheet metal workers;. clerks, signal men, telegraphers, maintenance of way and stationary firemen and oil ers. .- ,-'. -".. -V . vi- ; -S Samuel Gomoers." president of the American Federation of Labor, was expected to arrive ; here .tomorrow morning from Washington to take part in the discussions. Leaders to night predicted the conference of the union officials will last for two and probably three weeks. " .' . Jap Majority Party to Retain Premier Tokio, June 5. (By. A. P.)-Lead ers of the Seiyu-Kai, the present ma jority political party of Japan, today agreed to continue fremier Taka hashi in office and to give him com plete authority, to decide the policy of the cabinet. This means that the premier will be empowered to expel recaicitant members of - the cabinet ' This action followed the premier's renewal Saturday, of his - previous suggestion, first voiced on May 2, that the entire cabinet resign because oft its divergence of views. In May several ot the cabinet ministers, of fered their resignations but they were withdrawn temporarily at the request of Premier Takahashi, who directed that urgent public business required that the cabinet be held together for a while. The cabinet was under stood to have split over domestic policies. Reorganisation of the ministry had been contemplated by Takahashi in May butt was not car ried out- - , The vernacular prest agreed today that the premier's resignation was made imperative by. his loss of prestige incident to his -failure ;to carry-out the cabinet reconstruction scheme during the May crisis. ' International Commission Probing Cause of World Wax - Stockholm, June 5. A neutral in ternational commission organized to examine into the causes of the world war has begun sessions here. The committee consists of historians, jur ists and military men from Hollaed, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden. f 1V ' r&l ' "v- '"v ' v mill nvw5 DbiiWi icawuci, n9 UCCI1 tlUlIll ainivvt j i is. vHei iitiu avaaguc declares she is going to be the first khjJ .'. , t.r.fn.. , An 1 a. .L :u 1- anu o, iifcictuic, iuv uusjr tvj iiuiiii ui Rea vis, Appoints ; Nebraskans to Aid v in Fraud Cases Maj. H. E O'Neill of Staple ton and Omaha Named Chief. Assistant En field Also Appointed. Washington, June 5. (Special Tel egram.) C. Frank Reavis today an nounced the selection of Maj. H. E. O'Neill of Stapleton and Omaha as his chief assistant in the task of orosecutinsr war frauds in which Mr. Reavis iVto be assistant to Attorney General Daugherty.- . , " Having ceased to be a member of congress on June 4, Mr. Reavis npw occupies a position half way between his old employment and the new. His new offices are not ready for oc cupancy and he is still in his office at the capitol, cleaning up odds ajid ends of business still left over. Takes Oath of .Office. This morning Mr. Reavis took the oath of new office, together with Maj. O'Neill and F. B. Enfield, who will be assistant in the new task. The oaths were administered by Sims Ely, chief clerk of the Department of Justice. .... Mf. Reavis announced today " he will begin his new duties as soon as quarters Art provided in which to work. As "previously explained, Mr, Reavis' work will be concentrated on the contracts growing out of the op erations of the quartermaster depart ment in which most of the alleired war frauds are said to have taken place. His previous' experience in investigating these accounts makes him well equip ped for the task. " - Practiced in Omaha. For several years Maior O'Neill practiced law in Omaha and came to Washington during the war with the rank of major. He was engaged during the war and immediate post war period in the department of army contract adjustment, later in the Department of Justice during the Wilson administration, and still later m the orhce of the alien oebnertv custodian. Like Mr. Reavis, his pre vious experience puts him in close touch with the task he will hawi to perform. - . - - F. B. Enfield, the third of ihe N. ' braska trio, is a graduate of Ne braska university, and for some time past has ' been secretary to Mr. Reavis. His legal equipment and his experience gained while clerk of the Reavis committee makes a valuable addition to the Justice department's staff.,:,,; - . .. - Noted Rembrandt Canvas Stolen .From German Museum Stuttgart. Germanv. Tune 5 fRv A. P.) Rembrandt's well-known painting. "St. Paul in Pri cuted in 1627 and valued at 5,000,000 marks, has been stolen from tlie on... ernment art museum here." A reward of 50,000 marks has been offered for information learlinc tn iAt-.c. cation of the thief and the return of the painting. - s U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Define Ouija Board Status Washington - Tun ? TV. :- preme court announced' it. would not uciciiuwe wnai is a ouija board. Th - pivavtuu ill case brought by the Baltimore Talk ing Board company, which protested against taxation of such boards as sporting goods and insisted .that I. 1 1 ,L. A C . . . . .. siiuuiu me court rciuse 10. nold that the board . a . nriA nt automatism, involving considerable it snouid at least classify the smaller boards as "children's toys." The lower federal courts sustained the government's contention that the board should be classed as sporting goods. . ' - rr SII 1UI gVTCIIIUI ' Ul aJUUlil JetKUltit Oflfj woman governor, in the United States i i : -j gelling marrica. Canada's Decision Against Waterway Is Made Public State Department Announces Note From' Ambassador Geddes Giving Subetance ; of Opposition. ' By GEORGE F. AUTHIER. Wutatnrtoa Conpondit ,Ommha Bee. Washington, June '5. (Special Telegram.) The State department made public today a note from Am bassador Geddes of the British em pire giving the substance of the Canadian decision not to consider the subject of a treaty at thit time which would make the St. Lawrence waterways project possible. . State department officials were In' disposed to comment on-the note, saying that it speaks for itself. It is believed, however, that the Canadian position does not close tfie matter and that the decision merely post pones consideration for some future time. ' . - , - Question Not Dead. C. P. Craig, head -of the water ways - commission in Washington, said today that it is clear the water ways project is still' a very live sub ject and the committee, representing the several states interested, will go ahead with the propaganda just as though nothing had happened. "The competent authorities of the Canadian government," Says the British ambassador, "have advised the governor general that they have not up to the present, had au opportunity tq- give the report of the international joint -commission, and the accom panying report of the board of en gineers appointed to examine the subject, that careful consideration which, their importance . merits. Moreover, having . regard . to the magnitude - of the project and the large outlay of public money in volved, the Canadian government is of the opinion that it is not consid ered expedient to deal with, the mat ter at the present time,' Would Avoid Controversy. The crux of the Canadian reply is regarded as being in the last line. Premier McKenzie King of Canada has a large legislative program on his hands and does not wish to intro duce a controversial subject before parliament at this . time. There is opposition to the project in Montreal but the western . provinces are as deeply interested in . it as are the western states of this country. Can ada has already invested much money m the Welland canal which cannot serve its full purpose until the St. Lawrence is made navigable for ocean going steamers. Burg Store at Armour, Neb. Burns With Total Loss Pawnee, Neb., June 5. (Special Telegram.) The Burg general mer chandise store at ' Armour, Neb., burned to the ground last night. The brigin of the fire is unknown.' Frank Burg, owner, was away trom home, his- wife being alone in the building. She heard a' noise in the store room and when she opened the door to investigate flames shot out at her, severely burning ner'arms.1 She rushed to the neighbors and when help arrived the structure was a mass- of flames. . . ' . ; ;. : The Burg residence, which was at tached to the rear was lost with all household goods and the entire stock. The loss is partially covered by in surance. Blair Men in Washington Washington. June S. (Special Tel egramsEdward Grim and John R, Aye of Blair, were in Washington today, presenting to Colonel Forbes of the war risk bureau the claim of Blair for' consideration as the site of the mental hospital to be estab lished by the veterans' bureau. The. Blair delegation called on Senator N orris and the house delegation. Det Moines, Jun 1 (By A. P.) Smith W. Brookhart of Washing ton was leading, with mora than 33 per cent of the total vote reported in ths first 60 preclnctt of the 2X4 in Iowa to report in tht republican nomination (or United States sena tor. The vote in these 60 precincts, which were scattered among 21 counties, Mis: Brookhart. 3,746. Pickett, 1.910. . Thorne, 1,183. ' Francis, 911. Sweet. 667. Stanley, 378. ' HI I Det Moines, June 5. (By A. T.) Reports from all parts of the state tonight indicate that the hottest bat tle in years, which hat been waged around the republican campaign for the United States senatorial nomina tion, failed to attract enough interest to draw even an averaged-sized vote. Balloting it reported to have been light throughout Iowa. Thit fact has added materially to the doubt among politicians at to whether the primaries will result in any nomination for the tenatorship. It is not expected that more than 300,000 votes will be cast. On a basis of 300,000, a senatorial candi date, to be nominated, must receive something more than 100,000 votes, leaving an average of only 40,000 each to be distributed among the other five aspirants. . . Brookhart Favorite. With a great farm following and the indorsement of labor leaders. Smith W. Brookhart of Washington, la., is admitted by politicians to have the- best chance of garnering in the necessary 35 per cent. .None of the other candidates have much hope of such a figure. n fact, the talk amon the support ers of all the others tonight seems to concern itself largely with which will bring the largest backing in the. form of delegates to the state con vention. This his been the undercur rent throughout' the entire campaign of all except Brookhart and possibly Charles E. Pickett of Waterloo. . Clifford Thorne of Washington looked for strong support from rural districts: . Leslie ' E. Francis counted on a heavy Vote, from northwestern Iowa; Burton- E.. Sweet-from north eastern Iowa, "and Claude M.' Stan- ley from the southwestern section. Charles E. Pickett expected to draw heavily from the conservative repub lican ranks. . r ; Race for Treasurer. Col. , Leon W. Ainsworth of L)e Moines is opposing State Treasure! W. J. ' Burbank for ; renomination. ihe contest for this "office has at tracted considerable attention and the vote is expected to be close. There are no other contests on the state ticket. Congressmen in the 11 districts of the state also were nominated today. J Grand JuryJ)eclines to Hear Ward Case White Plains. N. Y.; Tune STtw. June grand jury, empaneled today, declined to hear evirence in the Ward sllootinc rasp after fnimtw TuHcre Williim Blakely, , who charged it. pointed out that he formerly had been a law partner of John F. Bren nan of Yonkers, counsel for Walter S.Ward. -' It thereupon was decided to issue an emergency call for the May grand jury, which has not yet been dis charged. Distrirt Attnrnetr Weelrc plans to submit the case to the May jurors tomorrow. . 7 ' . - Philadelphia, June 5, John Cienzo. held by. the police here as a possible suspect in connection with the kill ing of Clarence Peters by Walter S. Ward, today made three attempts to leap from a patrol wagon that con veyed him from an uptown police station to the central station in city hall. He was shackled hand and foot and was safely lodged in the central station. . v- Small Force of Yanks ' to Be Retained on Rhine Washington, June 5. In compli ance with . requests from Germany and -some .of the allied poweis, a small force Of American troops is to be retained at Coblenz on the Rhine beyond July 1-the datefset oriein- ally for completion of American evac uation of German territory. " Secretary Weeks announced today that decision had been reached to retain at Coblenz Maj. Gen. Allen and two battalions of the 8th infan try," which was. scheduled to have sailed for home on June 20. Lenath of time the troops will be kept on the Khine, Mr. Weeks said, had not been determined. Samardick Uncovers Booze Ring in Big K. C Hotels Robert -Samardick. former Omaha booze sleuth and now a free lance for Uncle Sam, made a strike near home when he just concluded nncoverintr what is alleged to .be a protected whisky ring in Kansas City. Samardick registered at one of the leading Kansas City hotels and bought whisky from bellboys for $8 to .$12.50 a pint, it is alleged, after which the bellboys are said to have confessed liquor was being sold by them in the Meuhlbach and Balti more hotels under protection oi ajtc city police. - i-'f : I n -v.i i C! " 1 1 I fct.llil ' :; in m ii inim.W( urn. rinfi Brig. Gen. William H. Sage, 63, died in the Methodist hospital here Sunday. He was enrotite from Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Walter Reed hospital for treatment several weeks ago and became worse near Omaha. He was removed from the train for observation and later taken to the hospital. : . Gen. Sage served 46 years in the army. Brief services were held in Heafey & Heafey's chapel here at 4 yesterday afternoon and the body taken to Washington far burial . in Arlington National cemetery. " He is survived by his wife and two sons. Col. William Sage, jr., , of Washington, and Nathaniel Sage of New Haven, Conn., - who formerly served in the army, but is now in civil life. . Omaha Lawyer Goes by Airplane to Bandit Trial - -s '."' E. H. McCarthy Flies to Tekamah to Appear in s Decatur Bank Rod- : bery Case. r . Tekamah, Neb., June S. (Special.) V U f-rrthv. Omaha attornev. ilew here from Omaha in an airplane this morning to defend Ben King and George Perscek, charged with rob bing the State Bank of Decatur last Friday. Kine and Perscek were arraigned before County Judge Orville Chatt this morning and waived examina tion. They were bound over to the district , court under $15,000 bonds each. The third member of the bandit gang, Louis Clernt, who was riddled with shot when attacked by a citizen posse, was moved from the hospital at Decatur to the jail here. He was scheduled for arraignment before Judge Chatt this afternoon County Attorney Herbert Rhoades of Bert Countyi' who is handling the prosecutions, states that he has- ob tained full confessions from both King and Perscek. According to Rhoades, the confessions implicate Llernt, who claims that he was com pelled to drive the robbers' car at the point of a gun Rhoades : claims - that King and Perscek told of taking Clernt's car to look over the "job" and of taking his children to prevent suspicion. The county attorney also states that he has eyewitnesses who saw Clernt alone while the other two were rob bing the bank, while Clernt claims that he was covered with a gun and unable to get away. O'Connor 'Heir' Jailed in Forged Will Case Hastings, Neb., June 5. (Special Telegram.) James B. O'Connor of Kansas City was bound over to the district court here ; today on ? the charge of presenting a forged will ofxjohn O'Connor, recluse, whose $100,000 estate has been the subject of much - litigation. Similar charges against other members of the family were dismissed without ' hearing. O'Connor offered no testimony. He came from Kansas City voluntarily and gave himself up. to the . local authorities. Farm Advances Approved : Washintgon, June: 5. Approval of 19 advances for agricultural and live stock purposes aggregating $754,000, was announced ' by the war' finance corporation. Distribution of the loans included: Iowa, $50,000; .Min nesota, $8,000: Montana. $5,000; Ne braska, $22,000; North Dakota, $21,- 000, and Wisconsin, $10,000. The Weather Forecast. Tuesday, fair; not much change in temperature. . Hourly Temperatures. S a. m. ft. m. 1 a. m p. m. t a. m 4 a. - 5 a. ..M . . ..7 . U ..11 ,.7 ..SI . ..St ,.S ..ss ..8 7 a. in..... S a. m..... 9 a. m M a. ...... It a. m U aooa...... .S4 a. m S? 1 a. m st a p. ai .al Highest Monday. Oheytnna 74 I Puvblo i ...tt I'nport t 1 Rapid city U D"er Ti I 8lt Lake M Dm Moines 14 f Batlta r. 74 Dodne City . ) Sheridan t I.Lander .. K4 i fiinnx -.itv t Nor(b riattt . ...4 j Valcatln 81 English Troops Storm and Capture Village 'of Petligoe . From Invaders Warships on Way to Ireland, . Border Is Battle Front London, June 5. (By A. T.) British troops have driven the Sine Fein invaders from their main posi tions in Ulster territory, and a largt part of the border between northern and southern Ireland now is virtual!) a battle front. The village of Pettigoc, on tin Fermanagh-Donegal border, was re captured from the Sinn Fein invaden yesterday, and the southern forcei also are reported to have evacuatee Belleek, 10 miles to the southwest. The discrepancy between the of ficial communique, with its statement of three Sinn Feiners killed and one Lewis gun captured, and the more de tailed press reports of the British stormjng the place and inflicting "heavy losses" lias yet to be recon ciled. The military has taken over much of the boundary line, and the Sinn Feiners now face seasoned and well-armed troop equipped with ar tillery instead of special Ulster con stabulary men. Warships Reported on Way. . The Daily News, basing its in formation on a-dispatch from its correspondent at Fjiniskillcn, de clares under, a large headline that , the crisis has been deliberately faked for political purposes, and that the provocation to war comes from the Ulster side of the border. The Daily Herald prints a report from Chatham that several warships are about to leave there for an un- . known destination, believed to be Ireland, and that the town is filled with naval men, under instructions not to leave port. Embittered- by Murder. ' News dispatches from Ulster de clare feeling there has been embit tered by the murder of Magistrate -Flanagan, which caused a great sen sation. The victim had lately sen-;' fenced many offenders under the fire arms act and often had been threat ened. He was accompanied to the cathedral at Newry, where the shoot ing took place, by his sister. She seized one- assailant, but he threw her off and escaped with his com panions, into free state territory. ' Much attention is focussed upon the question of the proposed Irish constitution and its allied issues. Prime Minister Lloyd George is ex- ' pected to arrive from Wales tonight in readiness to meet the Irish' rep resentatives, who it is believed,' will return to.morrow. Resumption of the negotiations . is expected soon after their arriyal. -:. r:. . British Search Steamer. London, June 5. (By A. P.) A steamer bound from New York for Fenit, County Kerry, with corn and a mixed cargo, has been held up in : Tralce bay by a British sloop,' says a dispatch to the Press association from Tralee today. A large quantity of ammunition in barrels was seized,, the dispatch states. A Central News message says the steamer mentioned is the ' Seattle Spirit, and that it is now docked at Fenit pier. - sThe Seattle Spirit is a shipping board vessel built at Seat tie, in 1919. It sailed from New York May II for Cork, Dublin and Belfast., i. Oscar Westover Wins Balloon Race New York, June 5. Maj. Oscai Westover and his aide, Lieut. Carl ton F. Bond, are the winners ot tin. national balloon race' which started . from Milwaukee May 31, it was of ficially announced today by the-Aerc-Club of America. - Maj. Westover'. craft landed in the province of Que bec, completing an estimated dis -tadce of 850 miles in 17 hours and 15 -minutes in. the air. : Second placf " was captured by Capt. H. E. Honey well, with J. H. Wade, jr.; as aide. civilian entrants, who flew a distance estimated at 530 miles. Lieut. W. F, Reed, the navy flyer, was third, with an estimated flight of .440 miles. ,; Supreme Court Postpones ;k ; Decision in Liquor Case Washington, June 5. The supreme court announced it would not decide at this .time whether expert testi mony as to the alcohol content of liquor must be given to permit con viction on a charge of possessing oi dispensing intoxicating liquors.- - Al .Veskey was convicted in the United . States district; : court for southern California on two counts charging him with maintaining a place for the sale of intoxicating liquor and with having sold such liquor. The circuit court, of appeals sustained his conviction notwith standing his contention that it was necessary for conviction to produce expert evidence that the liquor sold was intoxicating within the meaning of the law. " Stand Against War Proposed as Platform for Women Chicago, Jane 5. A ". declaration f gainst war and another urging an American standard of living instead of a living wage, were suggested for the platform of the National Wo men's Trade Union league by Mrs. Raymond Robins its president, in. her opening speech before the con-v vention of the league at Waukegan today. - . " . " More than 100 delegates from wo men's trade unions throughout the United States attended the opening; session of the convention, which will continue until Saturday, T t'