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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 NO. 305.
OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922.
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Measure Formally Reported
Following Attempt by
to Delay Action. '
Long Battle Predicted
Washington, June 8. Tlie sol
diers bonus bill was formally pre
entcd tonight to the senate after
tint elfort by Chairman M Clum
ber nf the finance committee to re
port it atlie opening of the session
had been blocked ny senator wu
Harm, democrat. Mississippi.
Senator Williams was absent from
the? sefiate when Senator McCum
ber presented the measure for the
second time, but came into the
chamber a few . minutes afterward
The presentation followed a quorum
call and was without discussion. The
bill automatically went to the sen
ate calendar. , .
In attempting to offer the bill
soon after the senate met, Senator
McCumber said: "In the very near
future I hope to be able to lay
aside the tariff bill for a day or so
for the purpose of considering and
passing, if possible, tne compensation-bill."
"In the aoldiers' compensation
bill," he added, "we have nothing
but an- American bill. I hope we
shall be able to dispose of it as an
American measure in the same spirit
that we voted for appropriations to
carry on the war." . .
V . ; Underwood Favora Action.
Senator Underwood, the demo
j eratie leader, expressed the hope
that when the bill was called up it
. would be by a vote of the senate
: and that urianimous consent for its
'ii J, consideration would not be request
i '"- ed. He said it it was proposed to
;V pass the bill at this session it
: , v might as well be considered now as
' ' y y' in July or August. - .
i "I should be very glad." he added,
"if the bill went over until after the
v election, sOthat the American peo
pie might have an opportunity to
i voice their aentiments on the sub--Abject"
Senator unaerwooa sam ne icn
that the bonus bill, if passed, will
not only work' injury to the Ameri
can neoole. "but -wilb in the e.nd,
work an injury to the men whom it
proposes to help. , Jie estimated tne
bill would -cost anywhere from
$4,000,000,000 to $7,000,000,000 and
said it was drawn in such, a way
that it would have to beoaid for in
"the future- and thus would become
a" burden upon the ex-soldiers them
. selves.. ;..:"r.;v- ; . ' - "'. ' , '
; Senator McCumber explained he
was stopped from offering any such
motion by the "gentlemen's agree
ment" that controversial legislation
would be called up without advance
notice being given to senators.
! Canvass Shows Majority.
Informal canvasses of .each side
have indicated that the bonus legis
lation has a substantial majority in
the, senate, but whether the amend
ed1 house bill will be approved is
problematical Jn any event a long
fight on the measure is expected
and for that reason some at least
of the republican leaders are opposed
to calling it up until after the tariff
bill has been gotten out of the way.
Before undertaking to prese'nt the
bill to the senate, Chairnwi Mc
Cumber made public both its text
and the accompanying report from
the final committee. - The re'port es
timated that the total cost of the
legislation would; be $3,845,659,481,
spread over a period of 43 years
from next January 1, when the legis
lation would become operative. This
total is $250,000,000 less than the es
timate under the house bill.
Union Leader Scores
Stand of Government
Cincinnati, June 8. The govern
ment as an employer was taken to
Mask by James O'Cotfinell, president
of the metal trades department of
the Am-rican Federation of Labor,
who, in his report to the department's
annual meeting, complained of cer
tain acts of officials, including Presi-
. dent Harding, as hostile to labor. -
"The policy of the administration
towards curtailment and economy," he
said, "has been used with such tre
mendous force against the employes
of the government as to make work-
: men feel great bitterness and resent
ment for 'the heavy hand that has
been laid upon them by the president
and his administration-"
1 The government, Mr. O'Connell
asserted, should be the model em-
. pl6ymentv but, he added, efforts of
labor officials : "to maintain some
sort of an understanding with the
government, had met with failure.''
Fight on Sunday Movies "
la Threatened at Wymore
Beatrice. Neb, June 8. (Special
Telegram.) Residents of .Wymore,
who oppose Sunday movies, are, mak
ing an effort to have the special
election, held last month, at which
the proposition won out by eight
votes, set saide. The council can
vassed the vote and announced that
the election was lent Since then
-the an tii have served notice on the
picture men to quit -showing Sun
days, but they say they will stand
pat and fight the case.
Los Angeles, June 8. The jury in
the second trial of .Mrs.. Madatynne
Obenchain, charged with murder, was
completed today. Seven, women and
five men were selected. A woman
. was sworn to act as alternate iuror.
The ease u adionrned tin til next
- Monday morning when the prosecu
. tn Will begin presentation of evi
Medieval Splendor Marks
Kitvjf Altxzit&er I &
Belgrade, June 8. Medieval pomp
and splendor marked the wedding
here today of King Alexander and
Princess Marie of Roumania. Nearly
every nation in the old and new
world was represented at the cere
mony, which linked the dynasties of
three Balkan countries, forming , a
powerful barrier against future wars
in this turbulent part of Europe. The
event probably will remain un
matched for a long time in Balkan
annals for its political significance;
the lavishness and beauty of its set
tings; the enthusiasm and fervor of
the people; the picturesqueness of the
processions, and the quaintness of
the presents to the bride and groom.
The bridal gown was an antique
creation' of white crepe georgette,
with long court train, embroidered1 in
pure silver'and crystals, and the prin
cess wore over her tulle veil a shower
of scintillating gold strands. She was
a picture of girlish beauty, dignity
and grace as she was escorted to the
altar by her father, King fercinac
of Roumania. From her shoulders
fell a large court mantle iu brilliant
silver, at the lower end of which the
double arms of Roumania and Jugo
slavia were embroidered in silver and
gold. King Alexander presented his
bride with a massive crown ot gold.
set with diamond and rubies, each
province of Jugoslavia having con
tributed a precious stone to the dia
dem. Elaborate Precautions.
Elaborate precautions wre taken
to guard King Alexander and Prin
cess Marie. The entire route I
Omaha Men Held -
for Baiik Robbery
Louis Clernt Waive Hearing
Trio Will Be Arraigned
for Trial Saturday.
Tekamah, Neb., June 8. (Special.)
Upon long distance telephone ad
vice from his attorney, Gene O'Sul
livan, in Omaha, Louis Clernt of
South Omaha waived preliminary
hearing before Judge Chatton on
charges of intimidating a bank em
ploye' and robbing a bank and was
held on $15,000 bond to trial in the
district court. "
His bond is the same as those of
Ben King and George. Perscek, also
of Omaha, with whom he was cap
tured by . a posse near uecatur a
week ago, following an attempt to
rob the Decatur State bank.
Clernt was heavily bandaged be-
cause- of numerous buckshot wounds
inflicted by the posse, but was able
to walk alone in the court room.
County Attorney Rhoades' said the
trio would be arraigned before Dis
trict Judge Goss Saturday and if
they plead not guilty will go to trial
next week. .
Convict Slayer to Be
Lincoln." June 8. (Special Tele-
cram.) Tames B. King, convict
slayer to die in the electric chair at
the state penitentiary tomorrow,
soent his last day eating bananas,
smoking cigarets. praying and talk
ing with a negro minister from Lin-
coln,- who -was requested to call on
him by the -penitentiary chaplain,
Charles Maxwell. "- '' -
Warden Fenton said this evening
that King sent . word to him he
wished his body to be turned over
to the state medical school at Omaha
to serve any purpose desired by the
faculty there.. ,
E. B. Currier, official executioner
from Boston, arrived and tested out
the electric chair.. . ' -
Food Price Show 'I
Five-Tenths of 1 Per
Per Cent Jump Here
Washington, June 8. Retail food
prices increased in 15 cities and 'de
creased in 10. others from j April 1 5
to May 15, according, to' compila
tions made public by the Department
of Labor, involving 25 of . the-principal
cities of the country.
The following increases were-noted:
Richmond, Va., 2 per cent; Mil
waukee,. Cincinnati, Seattle, St Louis
and Washington, 1 per cent, and
Chicago 'mndOmaha, less than five
tenths of 1 'per .cent. Decreases not
ed were in. Kansas Gty, Providence,
Rochester 1 per cent, and in Detroit
and New York, less than five-tenths
of 1 per cent T ':" '
Comparisons of average food costs
in 1913 with, the prevailing prices
asked during the month, the depart
ment stated, indicated housewives
were, paying 53,-per cent more for
food in Richmond. Va- 49 per cent
in Washington,- D.-.C, and 44 -per
cent in Baltimore and -Birmingham,
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Princess Ifkrii :f
of the bridal party from the palace
to the cathedral was lined with dou
ble rows of soldiers and gendarmes
with loaded rifles and fixed bayonets.
. One line of the troops faced out
ward and the other inward. Their
orders were to shoot immediately, it
is understood, if they noticed any
suspicious movement among the
spectators. Residents of the city
living along the streets through
which the procession passed were
forbidden to open ' their Windows
without special police permission.
Armed guards were placed on all
the balconies and points of vantage
and the number of spectators on
each was strictly limited so that
there might be clear space between
each individual and his ' neighbors.
mo one was allowed - to- carry a
camera, satchel or other objects
without written permission.
The king, who entered the church
arm in arm with Queen Marie, his
future mother-in-law, wore the bright
full dress uniform of a Serbian gen
eral. . His best man was the duke of
York, son of King George of Eng
- . Charming Figure.
The queen of Roumania, who has
come to be known as the "mother-in-
law of the Balkans," looked almost
as youthful as the daughter she -ave
in marriage. She dominated the en
tire ceremony, and next to the "bride
was easily the most conspicuous and
charming figure in -the cathedral.
When she was not receiving the con-,
gratulations of her friends she was
busy giving directions for the execu
tion of the wedding.
Recruits for Army.
Special Inducements Being
Offered Navy Also Ac
tive for Enlistments. ' -
' Both the army and navy are work
ing vigorously to obtain recruits.
The army will guarantee any one
enlisting, immediate assignment to
the Hawaiian Islands and the Philip,
pines. . i ' - ' ' '.
"Saturday we are going to ship 300
men to the islands'" said Recruiting
Sergeant Blackett. "Men who enlist
now will also benefit by the old wage
scale and if they join after July 1
the,y will receive the new scale,, which
is somewhat lower." , v
Blackett claims it is. not so easy
for one to join. the army now. Out
of 102 wanting to join the army but
48 were accepted.
Two brothers, Alfred R. Bigley,
21, and Ernest W. Bigley, 18, 3315
Ohio , street, joined the navy. While
Ernset, a former service man, is im
mediately assigned to the fleet at
San Francisco his brother will be
sent to - Philadelphia for training.
Aaron E. Papst, 1321 Twenty-first
aveftue, , Council Bluffs, also' joined
the navy. . , , ; ,. .
Marshall Neilan and
Blanche Sweet Wed
' Omaha Bee Ltaiwd Wire.
Chicago, June 8. Marshall Neilan
and Blanche Sweet were married to-
Iday in Chicago. , The ceremony was
performed in the office of the county
clerk and the couple left a few hours
later for New York. Mr. Neilan
has recently returned from .southern
France, where he was working on a
picture. He returned to New. York
Memorial day and immediately
opened communications, with Miss
Sweet, who was in Los Angeles; She
left the coast last Monday and Nei
lan. met her here.
i When she stepped . from a west
ern . train today, Mis Sweet , denied
her , identity. V When newspaper
photographers persisted, she turned
her face to the wal and stood jn that
position until a taxi had been sum
moned, when she ran to its' shelter
arid'" sped -away.. .The . couple ' will
spend their honeymoon -, urn New
York, where Neilan begins work at
once-on his newest production.
Steel Merger Lawyer t
; ;.' Adjudged in Contempt
New. , York, June 8. Thomas - L.
Chadbournej lawyer, who promoted
the Republic-Midvale-Inland steel
merger, today , was adjudged in con
tempt by the Lockwood legislative
committee when he refused to turn
over experts' reports on the seven
companies .which, were originally to
be brought into-the-consolidation.
' Fireman Killed in Wreck
York. Paf June a The north
bound express on the Pennsylvania
railroad from. Baltimore, due here at
9:10 o'clock,, left the rails at Brill
harts, "-three miles of here about 9
o'clock. The fireman was killed, an
other of crew, was - probably fatally
hurt and a.nwfhber of others were
International Bankers Decide
Report Shows Lack of
Must Fix Gedit Bonus
Paris, June 8. (By the A. P.)
All idea of an international loan to
Germany has been given up by the
committee of bankers, and they are
meeting today to agree upon the
form of their report to this effect
which will be submitted to the repa
The work of formulating the re
port, it is stated, may take two or
The prevailing conviction among
the members of the bankers commit
tee is that two things are necessary
to a loan:.
First There must be unanimity
among the lenders, which were to in
clude all the countries represented
on the reparations commission.
Second That the credit basia of
Germany must be outlined clearly.
The bankers look upon the repara
tions commission's reply to their, re
cent note as an official declaration
that -unanimity does not exist among
the prospective lenders, and therefore
feel that plans for a loan cannot be
Enter Race for
' G. 6. P. Senator
Victory of Brookhart in Iowa
Heartens Workers for
Lincoln, June 8. (Special.) C.
H. Gustafson. of "Lincoln, president
of the U. S. Grain Growers, Ine.,
and head of the Farmers' union, will
enter the primaries for the republi
can nomination for United States
senator, it was announced by J. A.
Crawford, in. charge of the Lincoln
office of the Grain Growers. , Peti
tions for Gustafson's nomination are
reported to be in, circulation in Lin-
' C. H. Gustafson.
coin and. Omaha.' Gustafson, Craw
ford stated, will make his .campaign
on a pledge to put through congress
another ' bill governing r the grain
business in lieu of the one held un
constitutional by the United States
friends of Gustafson say activity
in his behalf has , been withheld
awaiting the outcome of the primary
in Iowa. Col. smith W. Brookhart,
who won the ' republican nomination
in that state, was an advocate of the
same principles as will - be incor
porated in the platform of Gustafson,
his supporters assert Y -
In addition to seeking a law to
prevent speculation in grain futurea
he will advocate .the repeal of the
Gustafson, as president of the U.
Gram Growers., inc., receives a
salary of $12,000 a year. He served
in- the Nebraska legislature while a
resident of Wahoo.
Morehead for Congress
Lincoln, June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) According . to reports from
reliable sources, J. H. Edmisten,
third party chairman, is sending let
ters to members of the progressive
oartv in - the First district, urging
them to sign petitions to place the
name of John H. Morehead on the
ballot as a candidate for congress.
Morehead. has already filed as a dem
This is regarded as another at
tempt of .the. Edmisten wing of the
third party to fuse the organization
with the democrats. , ,
Take Million for Job
Washington. - -June - 8. Attorney
General Daugherty called on Presi
dent Harding yesterday about a mat
ter of official detail, and was asked
when he came out for his view upon
various reports that he would resign
'You can say," he told newspaper
men, that there never was a time
when I would have given 30 cents
to get the office of attorney general,
but that I wouldn't take a miUioji
collars for it now,.
Is Justified by
The Bee Ice Fund
No Sane Human Will Stand
by Without Aiding . Suf
- , ' ferers, Is Claim of -
v ..;:'".:;- philosopher. ,; ; r;
A distingutaked philosopher, in a
recently written essay, argued that
the "only real villains are in the
movies or on the stage," . and that
"they only act the part because there
is good money in being villainous."
"There isn't a man, woman. or
child with sanity who will stand by
and watch another human suffer
without lending aid," continued this
writer. "If a person seems callous it
is because the suffering of another
isn't brought properly to his atten
tion, or a means of giving aid ap
Justified by Fund.
The history of The Bee's Free
Milk and Ice fund which brings aid
to hundreds of babies who otherwise
would undergo untold suffering dur
ing the hot summer months, justifies
this claim. Each year score of in
dividuals, organizations and schools
rally to .the cause which this fund
The Free Milk and Ice fund eives
you a way to make every dime count
in aiding suffering kiddies of this
Grownups are beginning to grum
ble at the heat, even at this early
stage bf summer. They are turning
on their electric fans, throwing up
windows in their high offices and
their roomy homes to catch an oc
casional breath of air.
. Gasp for Breath.1 ;Y
But the babies in the poorer homes
of the city are without relief from
the strength-sapping heat. They Tan
only cry plaintively, and gasp .for
breath in the congested tenements
and hovels in which they live, '
The Free Milk and ' Ice . fund
brings pure sweet milk;. and cooling'
ice to these helpless little ones. Con
tributions need not be large but-they
should be numerous. Mail' contribu
tions to Free Milk and Ice fund; car
of The Bee, or bring thent in person
to The Bee offices. They all will be
acknowledged m these columns.
Heat Records for. Year .
. Broken as Mercury Hits 94
- Wednesday's heat record of 88.1
was broken by nearly two degrees
when the mercury climbed to . 90 at
4 yesterday afternoon. ..-r
According to reports last night all
heat records for the year' were brok
en yesterday, the' hottest 'point re
corded being Pueblo, where the
temperature reached 94.. The ther
mometer registered 90 at North
Platte, and 88 at Oes Moines. The
hottest part of the day registered 68
at Sheridan. - .
i At Chicago, where the thermome
ter touched 88, the highest reached
this season, . many persons were
overcome and five persons died of
heart disease superinduced by heat.
Rickenbacker Forced Down ,
on Detroit-Chicago Flight
Chicago, June 8. Eddie Ricken
backer. who started from Detrhit
late this afternoon in his airplane for
Chicago, was forced to land' sborttv
afterward at Ypsilanti, Mich., because
of a leaking water line to his motor,
according to dispatches received by
tne aero ciud ot Illinois tonight It
was said that he dssf not expect to
rsume his journey until tomorrow
A Promising Youngster
Omaha Will Be
R a d i o Center
Extensive Program for Dis
- seminating Agricultural
. Information Will Be
1 Started June 15. . ,
Y ' " fc'Y
By GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
WuhlBttM Camtpemitrnt Omaha Bm.
Washington, June 8. (Special Tel-egramO-i-Omaha
is to be made one
of the arreat centers of a plan to
broadcast bv radio information on
croDS. weather and market condi
tions, national in character, a.nd
worked out by government agencies,
according to ah announcement made
by the Department of Agriculture.
This information will be sent out
by the Arlington and Great Lakes
stations, together with the postof-
fice stations at Omaha and at North
Platte in -Nebraska.
A daily report of the livestock and
grain markets - at such strategic
centers as Omaha will be one of the
features of the service.
Will Start June IS.
This new service will start June
15, and according to W. A. Wheeler,
in charge of the radio work of the
department, is the most important
step yet taken yi broadcasting agn
cultural i information. ' Important as
it is, this is. just a. step, and later
developments are forecast as being
almost weird in their completeness.
"Continuous wave radio telegraph,"
says .the department, "will be used
to broadcast the reports, but it is
expected that there will be consid
erable rebroadcasting by radio tele
phone so that any one in the eastern
two-thirds of the United States hav
ing radio telephone receiving sets
may be able to receive the messages.
- Plan Is Approved. -
"The plan has been approved by
tne interdepartmental radio commit
tee, composed of the departments of
agriculture, ..commerce. nostoffice.
war and navy, and contemplates the
use of high-powered navv stations at
Arlington, Great ' Lakes, Puget
bound, San Francisco and New 'Or
leans; certain army stations,' such as
those now located at Fort Bliss, and
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and i the
present postoffice:: stations which
have been broadcasting agricultural
reports , for more ' than a year, at
Washington, Omaha- and - North
Platte, Neb.; Rock. Springs, Wyo.,
and Elko and Reno, Nev.
"It is said thai under favorable sta-
(Tara t ! Tin, Catena . SU.) .
8 U. S. SaUors Thought
Drowned in Siberia
Vladivostok, June 8. (By A. P.)
Eight enlisted men .from the
United States gunboat New Or
leans are feared to have been drown
ed in a sailinsr mishaD at Amurdav.
Siberia; There has been no trace of
the men since Sunday. : -
Those missing are: i Coppersmith
Allen, "Carpenter's1 Mate William
Wolf, Coxswain Harry Swanson,
Boatswain's . Mate Ferdinand Sche
schi; Gunner's Mate Frank Silva,
Seamen Leon Neodd, Robert Free
and - Brown.
Hostetler May Be Candidate -m
for Congress From Sixth
Kearney, Neb, June 8. (Special
Telegram.) A petition was placed
in circulation here for signatures of
those championing the candidacy of
Judge B. O. Hostetler for nomina
tion to congress from the Sixth dis
trict to succeed M. H. Kinkaid.
Hostetler has been district judge for
lrljr .20 years, -.-. ,
in June Report
Department of Agriculture
, Forecasts Fourth' Largest
Wheat Production in His ., .
: ; 7. tory of Coontry. ,: ' '
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; Washington, June 8. Larger in
dicated crop yields, due principally
to splendid growing conditions thus
far this season, promise more
abundant' production this year than
harvested in 1921, especially in wheat
The Department of Agriculture's
June crop reports, issued today and
based upon., the condition- of crop
June 1, forecasts a .winter .wheat
crop the fourth largest in the coun
try's history, with a total of 587,--
000,000 bushels. During May the
indicated production increased 22y
000,000 bushels, of which 11,000,000
bushels was credited to Kansas.
The spring wheat crop will be 49,-
000,000 bushels larger than last
year's, with a total of 247,000,000
bushels, placing the country's total
wheat crop', winter and spring com
bined, at 855,000,000 bushels, or 60,
000,000 bushels more than was pro
duced last year. Production of oats
forecast at 1,305,000,000 bushels, or
244,000,000 bushels more than last
year's crop. ' '-, ,
Apples, peaches - and pears . are
more abundant this year, last year's
crop having been ' curtailed "by frost
The apple crop is almost double
what it was last year, but not so
large as the 1920 crop..
An apple crop of 179,800,000 bu
shels was forecast, compared with
98.000.000 bushels last year and 223,
600,000 in 1920. Peach production
was estimated at 53,629,000 bushels
and pear prospects were said to ''in
dicate about ' a normal crop -of
around 15,000,000 bushels."
Large increases were forecast for
practically all applev producing
states, New York leading with an
indicated yield of 30,000,000 bush
Rain Badly Needed
in North Nebraska
Norfolk, Neb., une 8.(Special
Telegram.) Reports , from various
sections of northern Nebraska and
southern South Dakota indicate that
rain is badly needed for growing
crops, notwithstanding the moisture
which fell in this district recently.
The hot sun and heavy winds com
bined to cause the conditions about
which farmers are now showing some
anxiety. So far 'as can be learned
from farmers, railroad employes and
telephone company employes there
has been no report of any crop dam
age in the Norfolk territory up. ;to
this time. A slight shower fell at
Winner, b. D., during the night.
1 ;. Forecast
Friday probably thunder showers.
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Recapture Belleek From Irish
Irregulars by Advance and
Seise Fort in Frw StaW
Troops Use Artillery
Belfast. June 8. (By A. P.) Bet-
leek was occupied today by British
troops which advanced this morning
to take the salient from the Irish ir
The fort overlooking Belleek was
first captured by the British troops
and the town was then taken pos
session of by the military.
At the Newtownards military head
quarters this afternoon, it was stated. .
that Belleek was retaken without loss
of life and that no prisoners were
The engagement between the Irish
irregular forces and British troopi
begsn at 1 o'clock this afternoon. At
that hour signals were sent up. in-,
dicating that the British troopi
were being fired on, while there
were bursts of rifle firing from the
north. . ,
British Open Fire. .
The British artillery then opened ,
up, landing two shots near the Bel-.
leek fort,, which is in free state ter
ritory. -..- Y
.The British advance started from
a point on the south shore of Lough
Erne, six miles from Belleek. The .
British column was accompanied by
armored cars.. -
Before the British troops moved
off heliograph communication was
established across Lough Erne, pre-'
sumably with the forces holding the
Pettigoe salient. There appeared to
be a simultaneous movement in
progress on both sides of the lake,
in the nature of an encircling ma
neuver. .. y - : . .;
' At EnnUkUlen.
Belfast, June 8. (By A. P.)
There was -. considerable military
activity last higbt in Enniskillen. In
fantry detachments in lorries and ar
tillery were on the move,' apparently
in the direction of Belleek.
, tnniiKiiien is crowded with refu
gees from the "Belleek district, but a
majority of those who. rushed into
town from Pettigoe have returned to
their homes. .. - '
A correspondent at Enniskillen
telegraphed this morning that from
observations around Lough Erne and
other informstipn, the program was
for . the ' Lincolnshire- - and Stafiord
shira traoysv suasjartsJ by a battery
Of howitrers and armored cars, to en
deavor to dislodge the irregulart.
Only in Ireland.
' "the situation,-adds. the corre
spondent, "is somewhat gilbertian
and could only happen in an Irish
war, There is Pettigoe in the Free
state, loyalist to a man, now under
the authority of British troops, while
on the other hand Belleek, in Ulster
except for the fort, Catholic to the
backbone, is now under the domina
tion of irregulars who are neither
Orange nor Free state. This is con
fusing to an outsider. -
Peru Ready for U. S.
Mediation With Ch3e
- if, i i
Washington, June 8. (By A. P.)
An approach toward American
mediation in the Chilean-Peruvian,
conference here has been made in
formally by Peru, but Chile's ac
quiescence in the step still is await
ed. The tangled affairs of the con
ference are understood to have been
laid before Secretary Hughes in de
tail by Ambassador Pezet for the
Peruvians, among whom it was said
that the Chileans had expressed their
intention of making . a smilar move
through . the -Chilean' ambassador,
Senor Uathieu. .
Officials of the Chilean delegation
declared, however, that they recalled
no such arrangement and that it
had not been decided whether an
exercise of "arood office" tw Mr.
Hughes should be suggested.. Sena-
iyr. mainicu, u was understood, so
far had made no appointment to see
Lincoln Woman and Son
Are Fatally Burned
Lincoln. Tune 8. CSneciat Tt.
gram.) Mrs. Forrest Hudson and
son, Donald, 4, are reported dying
m a hospital as a result nf ha
sustained when their farm home,
theree miles east of Lincoln, was
destroyed by fire. The cause of the
fire is unknown, but it is believed
to have started from an explosion
of a gasoline stove; Two other chil
dren escpaed, but are too frightened
to tell of the accident'
Veterans Hospital Urged
for Fort Mead by Legion
Pierre,, S. D., June 8. An ava
lanche of telegrams from every
American Legion post and every Le
gion auxiliary unit in South Dakota
is pouring out of the state yesterday
to -the South Dakota congressional
delegation and Director Forbes of
the United States Veterans' bureau,
urging that their influence be used
toward converting Fort Mead, near.
Sturgis, S. D., into a hospital for
disabled veteran of the 10th dis
trict .This action is prompted by
the recent announcement of the War
cavalry would be sUtioned at Mead,
- Steamers Qllide
San Francisco. June 8. The liner
Matsonia and the oil tanker J. A.
Monett were in collision in a for in
San Francisco bay last night Neither
was injured beyond the loss of paintj
according to reoOrts an hour after
ward to marine interests. Neithefi.
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