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THE BEE:- OMAHA. TUESDAY, fULY 22, 1919.
15 CASUALTIES IN RACE RIOTS AT WASHINGTON Detectives, Marine and Col ored Persons Killed When Whites and Negroes - n Clash. (Continued Frm Pmt Ona.) marine at bay for several minutes, but finally was shot down. , Death List Four The probable deUth lists in the night fighting later was increased to four by the death of a city de tective, who succumbed to wounds received earlier in the evening in the fight which resulted in the instant deaito of his fellow, detective. Harry Wilson, the first dtetective killed, was shot by a 17-year-old negress, who had opened fue from the second floor of a residence. A second negress opened fire from the ground floor of a house across the alley when the police and guards men rushed the house which the first was holding. Thompson, the second detective to die, was wounded during the clash. Only one arrest was made, the young r.egress, who was shot through the hips. It was said by officials that the riots here were of a more serious nature than anything which had oc curre 1 since t he outbreaks during the period of the old "feather duster legUlatnre" in the turbulent days after the Civil war before the pres ent form of district government was organised. Riots Started Saturday. The outbreak started Saturday night following a series of attacks on white women, several murders, scores of robberies and general law lessness. Several hundred soldiers, sailori and marines joined together Women Protest Beauty Contest (Continued J-'rom Page One.) , Sunday night to search for a negro most homes and circles that beauty is merely a pleasing background. Women who did real work in the war are boted with even a sugges tion of prewar conditions they found in themselves such creative power. Ah, well I Those who did net grow during those strenuous days must be amused. I suppose, and if it takes a beauty contest to amuse them, let it go on." "A beauty contest in this day and age! I simply can't believe it," de clared Mrs. H. J. Holmes. 5102 Capitol avenue. "Women surely can find more important things to dot If they can't tell them to ring me up and I will put them to work in a good cause." Mrs. Holmes at present is one of the directing spirits in a movement to repeal the daylight saving law because it is, she says, injurious, to the health of school children. "I do not think it is right that women should allow themselves to revert back to the pink tea idea of lifie that prevailed to too .great an e.vtent before the war. During the wax women stood for something more than physical beauty. Why carr't they continue to do so." suspected of attacking the wife of an employe of the naval aviation bureau. Unable to find him, they made their way to the center of the city, where they vented their anger on a negro they met. The provost guard and police re serves had been called out early that evening, but the disturbances con tinued. Negroes were taken from street cars and passing automobiles and beaten. Fifteen negroes were, injured so seriously that they .were taken to hospitals. Patrolman Mc Grath was shot in the breast and several white men were cut and bruised. A recently Invented textile for undergarments stretches lengthwise but not across tha weave of the material. TENSION OVER MEXICO NOT SO STRAINED Appears From Later Reports That Attack on U. S. Sailors Was Made by Civilians, Not Soldiers. Washington, July 21. The Mexi can situation occupied the attention of both the legislative and executive branches of the government Mon day. Tension which was evident at the State department when first reports were received Saturday of the rob bing of sailors manning a small boat from the American monitor Chey enne on the Tamesi river, July 6, was relieved somewhat by a more detailed account of the incident re ceived from commander of the cruiser Topeka, flagship of the American naval forces at Tanipico. Held Up by Civilians. , The report said the sailors, who were on official duty, were held up by three men in civilian clothing, two of whom carried rifles, and that when informed of the incident, the Mexican government authorities at Tampico had expressed deep regret and promised to attempt to estab lish the identity of the thieves. It was added, however, that up to the present these attempts had been fruitless. Before this dispatch came, the State department was advised from Tampico that on last Wednesday bandits robbed the Atlantic Refin ing company's oil loading station at Puerto Lobos, near Tampico, of $10,- 000 which was intended for the com pany's payroll. Confer With Fletcher. During the day a number of sen ators and representatives called at the State department to confer with Henry P. Fletcher, the American ambassador to Mexico, on the sub ject in the southern republic, while the senate foreign relations commit tee ordered favorably reported the resolution of Senator King, demo crat, Ltah, calling on the State de partment for full information as to depredations against American citi zens and property in Mexico during recent years. On the senate floor. Senator Fail, republican, New Mexico, re iterated previous statements that among Mexicans killed by American soldiers in "repulsing raids across the border during he past few months were officers and men in the uniforms of the Mexican federal army. He' read a telegram giving the names of some of the Carranza officers and men killed by the Americans. Swedish Envoys Held Prisoners by Bolsheviki Stockholm. Tulv 21. (By the As sociated Press.) The bolshevik government at Petrograd refused to release five members of the Swedish legation at Petrograd, recently ar rested, it was announced here today An official of the Swedish foreign office said it was his beliet repre sentatives of other nations at Petro' crad probably would be arrested. The members of the Swedish le gation arrested were two men and five women typists. Sweden pro tested, but the bolshevik govern rnent replied that the arrests were based on violations of laws and that the pica of diplomatic immunity could not be recognized. Answer ing a renewed protest, the bolshevik government said only three persons were, arrested. Car Struck By Truck Ohc Mortenson, 3021 U street, was slightly bruised at 1 o'clock this morning when his car collided with a truck said to have been driven by Jim Kalstrup, Logan, la., at 1 wenty-fourth and .N streets. Kalstrop was arrested an hour later by Detective Palmtag as he was crossing the Douglas street bridge. Kalstrop denied that he strue'e Mortenson's car. II i ! i 1 . i I rWj3l Dance any time victrola the Vktrola is always ready, Ready with lively one-steps and fox-trots and fascinating waltzes that make you forget every care and just want to dance on and on. Music that inspires you to dance your very best the perfect playing of bands and orches tras renowned for their splendid dance music. As enjoyable with a Victrola as though you actually hired the entire band or orches tra itself. Loud and clear enough for a whole roomful of dancers and yet easily adaptable when only a few couples (or even one!) want a quiet little dance all their own. Victors and Vktrolas 12 to 950. Any Victor dealer will gladly play the newest Victor Dance Records and demonstrate the Victrola. Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N. J. Important Notice. Victor Record and Vic tor Machines we scientifically coordinated and synchronized In the processes of manufacture, and should be used together to secure a per fect reproduction. New Victor Records demonstrated at all dealers 00 the 1st of each month "Vktrola" is the Registered Trademark el the Victor Talking Machine Cdmpany desig Dating the products of this Company only. PROHIBITION BILL FINALLY PASSES HOUSE Many Drastic Provisions Are Adopted, But Possession " of Liquor in Own Home Allowed. (Continued From Page One.) of intoxicants. In one Mr. Volstead offered, and the house accepted, the time specified in the proclamation by the State department as to the effective date of constitutional pro hibition January 16, 1920, was ac cepted without discussion. Representative Rubey, democrat of Missouri, got the floor after Chairman Volstead was through with the section and immediately he announced intention to throw the searchlight on American wine cel lars, where there were stocks of liquor enough to lass for months.' if 1 . i , . 1 . . ms amenumeiu provided mai a pri son should not possess more than $50 worth of liquor, which a mem ber likened to one white chip m a steamboat poker game," considering the high cost of the product in the closing days of the bar. The house did not take kindly to this proposal and defeated it. Evangelist An Opponent With this out of the wav. Repre sentative Raker, democrat, Califor nia, offered an amendment to make it unlawful to have liquor in one's own dwelling Chairman Volstead opposed it, saying this section had been given every serious considera tion by friends of prohibition. When the vote was called, only three members, and all of them demo crats, supported the amendment Mr. Raker and Representative Blan ton, lexas, and Upshaw. Georgia the latter an evangelist. J. his section was amended, how ever, so as to provide that such liquors must be for personal con sumption by the owner of the dwelling or his family or bona fide guests. This restriction, put in by Representative Steele, democrat, i'ennsulvania, was aimed at the man who might turn his dwelling into a saloon. Sacramental Wine. Several amendments were added, including one by Representative Ogoe, democrat, Missouri, making provision for the handling of sacra mental wine which the bill had failed to do. Representative Esche repuniican, Wisconsin, otlered one which would require the govern ment in picking jts agents to en force tne prohibition law to give due regard to civilian service rules while Representative Siegel, repub- lcan, .ew iork, put through one providing that men discharged from the military and naval service be given tirst call in making appoint ments. Many amendments were defeated and some were ruled out on points of order. A fight was made against the section permitting the manufac ture of beverages containing less than one-half of one per cent alco hol, after the house had adopted an amendment to include a liquid such as beer, ale, porter or wine. Amendment Defeated. An amendment by Mr. Igoe which would make valid the defense of a person charged with violation of the prohibition law if he proved that such liquor or beverage was not intoxicating was defeated, 78 to 36. There was not as much speech making as on previous days, the temper of the house being such that it was not inclined to listen to argu ments. The one speech since the beginning of debate which was listened to by the entire house was by Representative Mann, former republican floor leader, who op posed the elimination of the pro vision permitting a person to have liquor in his possession for private use. Dirigible Explodes; 1 0 Killed in Chicago (Continued From Page One.) from the scorching fire, their clothes burning. The intense heat made rescue work difficult until after the fire de partment arrived. It was 30 minutes before the bodies under the craft's fusilage could be dragged out. They were burned beyond recognition. Meanwhile ambulances from every hospital and undertaking establish ment near the center of the oty came and the police threw a cordon about the placel Dozens were found to have been more or less cut by the shower of glass which preceded the explosion. Cause of Fire Unknown. The cause of the fire which brought the flaming gas bag down is not definitely known. None of the crew could ascribe a definite reason. Two theories were offered. One was that a spark trom tne rotary motors set the gas afire. The other was that the balloon wa over charged and the sun's rays caused it to expand and burst, the fire tal lowing the contact of the gas with sparks in the motor. It was intended to charge the bag with a pure mixture of hydrogen gas which was not inflammable. It was conjectured, however, that a quantity of oxygen became mixea 111 the chareine process, rendering a highly explosive combination. When Jack Boettner, an employe of the rubber company and pilot cf the craft, saw the flicker of flames he shouted a warning to the otner passngers and jumped from the fusilage. All were protected by parachutes attached to their bodies by belts. Parachute Man Victim. Henrv Weaver and Harry Wack- er. mechanicians, ronoweu. i. n. N'orton, a photographer for a morn ing paper was the last to leap. The first man, Earl H. Davenport, pub licity agent for an amusement park, did not get out. His body struck the roof of the bank and burned to a crisp. Weaver's parachute was ablaze and he fwas overtaken by the flaming balloon and carried down to death. Boettner and Wacker landed practically unhurt. Norton suffered broken legs and severe internal injuries. The other dead were crushed and burned in the rotunda of the bank. The central portion of the bank was wrecked and it was an hour be fore the fire could be extinguished. Landing Saved Lives. The fact that the blazing debris fell oil the bank building probably saved lives as the streets were thronged with late afternoon shop pers, clerks and other employes, on the way home from the various banks and brokerage houses in the La Salle street district. Thousands of persons throughout the loop had witnessed the balloon's flight. Most of the stories of the wit nesses agree that the explosion oc curred at a height of about 500 feet. The dirigible was sailing on an even keel when a puff of smoke was observed near the stern where the engines were located. Almost immediately, witnesses de clare, there followed an explosion and the machine was enveloped in flames. "The passengers must have been all ready to jump," said one -spectator, "for the moment I noticed the smoke the parachutes began drop ping. Some of them caught fire. I saw one burn completely and its occupant fell, also a mass of flames." No Warning Received. Late workers in the bank had no warning of the catastrophe. A man's body came hurtling through the skylight, followed immediately by the blazing framework of the balloon and the engines. The en tire roof of the bank building was literally torn out. I he damage both by the impact of the dirigible and bv the fire will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Built on A-4 Plan. Akron, Ohio, Tulv 21. The dirig ible destroyed at Chicago was built on the same plan as the A-4, the first airship to land on a building in the tinted States. nlard Seiberting, head of the balloon de partment of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company, said. He added that the balloon was designed to carry 10 persons and to have made a flight to Akron next week for pos sible use in the Cleveland-Akron passenger service. Hun High Command Betrayed to Allies (Continued From Page One.) secret and it was only through the carelessness of some clerk that they were included in the roster of the Agamemnon when she left France. The plan was to send the prison ers to some isolated army post where they might be given military protection for a time. Evenually r. is supposed they would have been permitted to "escape" to some other country, there to begin their lives anew. Officials will not say whether this plan can be safely followed now. Mysterious Men Arrive. New York, July 21. Two Ger man prisoners of war, who traveled as first class passengers but about whose identity the utmost secrecy was maintained by army officers and government officials arrived today on the transport Agamemnon. No one in authority would give in formation as to why the two men had beer, singled out of the thou sands of prisoners taken by the American forces to be brought to this country. Although guarded night and day during the voyages by 15 soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Owen of the Fifth Ammunition train, Fifth division, the two prison ers were auowea considerable liberty. They were given the run of the first class quarters on board ship and were allowed to converse with anyone they chose. the two men were dressed in blue civilian clothes and straw hats. They spoke English fluently and almost without an accent. Lieutenant Owen said the men had been put in his charge shortly before the ship left Brest, but he had not been told their names or rank and simply had been ordered to turn them over to agents of the intelligence office at Washington who would meet the transport on its arrival in New York. No one representing the intelligence office was at the dock, so the prisoners were detained on board ship while nstructions were asked from Wash ington. BELIEVE INDIGESTION With Hereford's Acid Phonphate Taken before meals, tones the stomach, promotes appetite and prevents distress. THE Hartmann Panama Wardrobe Trunk at$75.00 HARTMANN is the biggest value in a wardrobe trunk that you can buy. Has lift top, padded in side, locking device for drawers, shoe box easy to get at, laundry bag and hat box. Freling & Steinle BAGGAGE BUILDERS 1803 Farnam St. WILSON REQUEST TO SENATE LAID OVER FOR TIME President Asks Approval for Appointment of Repre sentative on Repara tions Commission. Washingon, July 21. While the senate was listening to more debate on the peace treaty Monday, the foreign relations committee turned its attention to the problem of pro visional Amvirnn rpnresentation pending senate action on the treaty on the international commissions to be set up under the treaty terms. President Wilson raised the point in a letter to Chairman Lodge asking the committee's approval for appointment of a representative on the reparations commission, which is to have wide powers in fixing the amount and method of collection of Germany s reparation bill. Such representation, the presi dent wrote, was highly important to American business interests. Postpone Decision. After an hour's discussion, during which Chairman Lodge and others objected that the committee had no power to give such assent prior to the treaty's ratification, it was de cided to postpone a decision until Tuesday. Senator Knox, remibli- can, Pennsylvania, proposed that the committee declare that neither it nor the president could carry out any treaty provisions while the treaty was pending. The league of nations occupied most of the time during senate de bate. Senators Pomerene, Ohio, and Harrison, Mississippi, both democrats, urging its acceptance-. Senator Pomerene analyzed the covenant in a constitutional argu ment and declared quick acceptance of the treaty was the only course consistent with the nation's respon sibility to the world. Senator Har rison bitterly attacked republican leaders opposing the treaty, declar ing their opposition really was based on political and personal antagonism to President Wilson. Shantung Settlement Up. During the dav the Shantung set-. j tl ment also got before the senate ; again. Senator Williams, democrat. Mississippi, charging that opposi tion senators had misrepresented the facts in the case. Denials were made by Senator Lodge and Sena tor Borah, republican, Idaho. Tuesday prepared speeches on the treaty are to be made by Senators McXary, Oregon, and Moses, New Hampshire, republican, and Beck ham, Kentucky, and Johnson, South Dakota, democrats. Senators Calder, Xew York; Cum mins, Iowa; Ei'ge, New Jersey, am! Xorris, Nebraska, were the republi cans who had been invited to con fer with Pres'dent Wilson today about the treaty. When Mr. Wil son's physician ordered him to bed, however, the engagements were pro visionally set over until tomorrow. Eastern Siberia may bo paid to be the least developed portion of the country, but, on the other h:ini, this district is rich in resources, which should be utilized to a Kreater extent in the future. This will be retlected in a rapid growth of trade with the Pacific ports 0 Russia. 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