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RIGHT
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BITS OF NEWS
WOkEN AID MAN V
GARNER ONION CROP.
Hutchinson, July 27. C. G. Curtis,
an onion grower, has started his
harvest and is using a threshing ma
chine for. threshing out the tops .of
V PIan.ts. He expects to market
500 bushels of sets this summer.
Because of the scarcity of male help,
Mr. Curtis is using women for harv-
OLDEST HARVEST HAND '
CLAIMED BY WICHITA. '
Wichita, July 27. This city claims
the oldest steady harvest band in
the person of Frank Henderson, 75,
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year to Louis Wolf for the seventh
season. He is a- Civil war veteran.
PRISON PAROLES TO
FARM LABORERS EXTENDED.
' Topeka, July 27. Harvest paroles,
IS.sued to 80 nrisnnrs at th cfafo
reformatory at Hutchinson and 60
at the state penitentiary at Lansing,
have been extended by Governor
Allen tor six weeks. The paroles
were given the men a month ago to
work in the harvests.
CHARGE SON WITH
BEATING FATHER. r
McAlester; Okt., July 27. George
Coble, 56, was accused of . beating
his father, W. Coble, 90, in a war
rant issued here for the son. The
beating followed the request ofthe
father, to the postmistress at Car
eon, near here, to write- to 'his
nephew to have him take care of the
old man.
OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
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OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1919.
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RACE WAR
OUTBREAK
Omaha Officer With
Transport Convoy to
Be Here This Week
IN CHICAGO
Policeman Wounded and Fif
ty Other Persons Injured;
Every Available Officer
Rushed to Scene.
15-YEAR-OLD. BOY
IS HELD AS FORGER.
Wjchita, July 27. Andrew Jack
son, alias Frank Thomosoni a 15-
year-old boy, was caught by the po-N
lice here and is being held in' the
Sedgwick county jail on charges of
forgery He is said to be the young
est forger caught in Kansas. The
Citizens State bank alleges he drew
a check for $30 on the bank signed
by Etta Burge. v.
TOOK JUDGE AT WORD x
AND GOT IN WRONG.
To,peka, July 27. When Police
Judge Hugh McFarland , told the
complaining witness in a case
against Ethel Sylva, charged with
assault, to"take the chair," he al
most fainted as the result. Mrs. E.
W. T. Bose, walked to the judge's
bench, saw the chair at his left, and
jumped herself into it. There she
Ktnnri until the iiiriee managed to
recover, and told her to "get down."
Ethel, howeveT, paid a fine of five
bucks.
BRIDE'S PARENTS GO
ON THE HONEYMOON
Butler, July 27. It used to be
that the bride and groom took the
wedding trip, but now it is "father
and mother." Ashort time ago Miss
Fjqese of this city, and Nick Mar
tens, were married. Instead of tak
hig a trip, they stayed here, while
the bride s patents took a trip to
California.
AUTO HITS COW;
MOTORIST GETS $40.
Cottonwood Falls, July 27.
George Drummond, a retired farmer
of this city, had one "put over" by
a tourist from "Topekey" the other
day and the capital city man was
paid $40 ' damages after running
dowh the cow, by Mr. Drummond.
While leading the cow to pasture,
the autoist hit it: The driver claimed
$75 damages' but Mr. Drummond got
out by paying $40 tor a bent tender
and broken headlight. ' ' , -1
GIRL STUDENT HAS J
THROAT OF A BIRD.
' Emporia, uly '27. Miss Mildred
Boylan, of Arkansas Qjy. a student
at the Emporia Normal school
here this summer, is known as "the
girl with the bird throat." Miss Boy
lan can-imitate a redbird," canary,
robin ami mocking bird so well,
that even the birds"themselves are
fooled. Tr'of. F. A. Beach, of the
music department says Miss Boylan
really has a bird throat, and sings
like a bird. -
PLAN .GRAND OPERA ,
DIVERSIONS FOR DIME.
Wichitai;,Kans.,' July 27. Grand
opera for a dime. ' ",
This is the plan which is being
'arranged fqr , under the muncipal
opera idea..-W v. : '
The city managemsjit last year
gave a series of "pop" concerts, and
at the end of the season their books
showed a balance of about . $1)00.
This year, it is planned, a series of
10 attractions, including grand opera,
will be given. The season, tickets
will cost from $1.00 to $4.00.
Included in the program, which
will cost approximately $7,500, are
the San Carlos Grand Opera com
pany, Harry Lauder, ex-President
W. H. Taft. The Duncan .Dancers,
Schumanri-Heink and Ole Hanson.
GROCER LEAVES TOWN "
WITHOUT GOODBYE.
Kansas City Mo.; July 27. Sergt.
Harry MoUlder and Patrolman J. C.
Suavely were making the first tour
of Snavely's beat early in tne morn-
ing yvhen they found the rear door
' of -the Sam Winchell grocery open.
ft was too early for Winchell, whom
BDW Knew siigiuij, i." -
they entered. . . -A
careful investigation or the
store, and the living room where
Winchell lived, showed no trate of
burglars. The cash register in the
front of the store was open, how
ever. In it was six cents and a note,
addressed to T. H. Condon, a real
estate man. The note read :
- "I hereby give you full authority
to dispose of stock in the grocery to
the best advantage to all concerned.
Use this for ytur authority.
Mr. Condon, who rented the store
room to Mr. Winchell, said he had
itr knut a vnr. The
Kiiuwn iu -
grocer is about 65 years old, and
once oetore apout , y Bt
when his mother, died, disappeared.
He was gone tnentor xwa wccks.
PLAGUE OF CROWS.
vr?a-otTT TMfi PBOPS.
Winchester, July 27. A plague of
- m cfmrlr this vicimtv. and
uuws , , " .
(,rnm refiort shocks Of Wheat
have, been, devFStated. Lbt loss is
nr.us iu some cases . y
ONE NEGRO IS DROWNED;
WHITE MAN SAID TO BE
Sunday Riots Had Their Start
in Petty Quarreling at Beach
it is Claimed; JJegro Fatally
Shot.
Lieutenant" Cavanaugh is the only
Omaha officer with the army'tfans
port traini which is making a trans
continental tour. The big motor
convoy will arrive here Tuesday
morning.
Chicago, July 27. Serious rioting
of whites and blacks in the negro
district of Chicago broke out Sun
day afternoon and before midnight
two men were dead, according to
police reports, both drowned, two
negroes probably fatally wounded
and more than a sctsfe;;possibly 50,
persons, both -blacks and whites,
wounded or -injured ' by bullets.
stones, clubs and other missiles, '50
or more arrests were made and
every available policeman was
rushed into the black belt.
The casualty list reported by the
police included a negro youth, who
was drowned in Lake Michigan, and
a white boy also drowned. The
negro'ssbody was recovered.
A white youth was arrested in
connection with the drowning of the
negro. The latter was said to have
been struck with a stone and fell
from a raft floating off the Twenty
ninth street bathirfg beach.where the
first serious trouble started. Stones
were thrown at bathers on both sides
of the color line, as whites and
blacks are segregated at tjie beach.
Street Fighting Serious.
Twenty-ninth street soon was a
seething, fighting mass of humanity
of both colors. Revolvers, .clubs,
stones and bricks were used. Riot
call after riot call were received by
the police, and patrol wagons loaded
with bluecoats rushed, to the dis
trict Negroes at home on State street
in the heart of the black belt beat
whites promiscuously through th
day and night,.
Whites went about dragging ne
groes from street cars and beating
them. ,
T1. . 1 f C .
iiic iruuuic uiuvcu iruiu uiic yjti u; l i 1
lllS' rStrlCi 10 an0t.uC; Saturday, after leaving the train at
Hundreds of policemen were rushed
to the troubled neighborhoods and
succeeded in keeping the disorders
scattered. -
With the' police stations emptied
of reserves and scores of others
rushed Irom North and West side
stations, Acting Chief of Police Al
cock' ordered every available police
man on duty to prevent further out
The small army of blust coats suc
ceeded in bringing "about a fair sem
blance of order in the black district,
although the negroes were in bad
temper.
Escapes in Excitement
Late Sunday night no further ser
ous rioting was.. reported, though
crowds were-still on the streets.
Hospital reports showed one negro
shot through the abdomen, probably
fatally; another slightly wounded
and a policeman shot in the shoulder.
Four other persons, including one
white woman, were injured by miss
iles, none seriously. One white,man
was sitting at an upper window of
his home on Twenty-ninth street
during the height of the excitement
when a negro attempted to shoot a
policeman' with a, rifle which the
negro was carrying .wrapped in
paper. The weapon was struck up
ward and its ball grazed the win
dow watcher's forehead and he fell
from the window. He was but
slightly hurt. The negro escaped in
the excitement.
A negro was found probably fatal
ly wounded at Thirty-ninth and
Halsted streets, two miles from the
scene, of the early riots.
Three negroes were dragged oft
stret cars in the same neighbor
hood and beaten. AH had fractured
skulls, the police said.
Austria Asks Longer
Grace in Peace Pact
St Germain-En-Lay, July 27. Dr.
Karl Renner, Austrian chancellor
and htad of the Austrian peace dele
gation, has arrived here from reld
kirch, near the Swiss border, where
h conferred with Austrian-govern-'
ment representatives from Vienna.
Dr. Renner at once formulated a
request to' the peace conference for
an extension of the. time accorded
Austria 'to reply to the second part
of the peace terms,- communicated
July 20. The Austrians were 'origi
nally given 15 days within which to
make reply. V
40 Persons Hurt.
" Fort Lee, N. J., July 27. Forty
persons were injured, 17 seriously,
when two trolley oars of the Pub
lic Service corporation, both loaded
with passengers, met in a head-on
collision -on top of the Palisades
near an amusement park today.
0STERMAN HERE TO
JOIN U; S. CONVOY
ON ITS LONG TRIP
Plan tt Crosti Missouri River
on Pontoon Bridge
Given Up.
The iUnited" States motor trans
port train, enroute on its transcon
tinental trip, is due to arrive in
Council Bluffs late this morning, ac
cording to advices, received Sunday
from Denison, la., where the train
camped last night.
H. C. Osterman, . vice-president j
and field secretary of the Lincoln i
SWLER
OF CHILD
CONFESSES
Married Chicago Night Watch
man of Residential HottfiKad
Hidden Girl's Body in Ooal
Cellar of His Own Home.
CALLS FOR OFFICER '
AND ADMITS CRIME
Had Been Constantly Kept Un
der Gruelling Examination
and Never-Ceasing Scrutiny
for Five Days and Nights.
Chicago, July 27. Thomas Fitz
gerald, 39 years old and married,
lias confessed to the police that he
killed little Janet Wilkinson, 6 years
old, a neighbor's child, last Tuesday,
by strangling her. He accompanied during August and September, with
LOAN CERTIFICATES
TO BE ISSUED BY
SECRETARY GLASS
Will "Be of five Months' Ma
turity and Will Bear Interest
of 412 Per Cent.
Washington July 27. Loan certi
ficates of five months maturity, bear
ing interest at 44 per cent will be
issued Jiy the treasury semi-annually
on the first and fifteenth, be
ginning August 1, for the remain
der nf the calendar vear fnr the
nuroose of financing the crOvern-
inent s requirements.
In making this announcement in
a letter to the banking institutions
ofv the country, Secretary Glass
said the minimum amount of each
issue in . August and September
would not exceed $500,000,000, while
subsequent issues probably would
be about half that amount, with the
total estimated at f3,5OO,0O0,0OO. The
same period will see the redemp
tion of $2,997,540,500 in loan and
tax certificates, leaving a net in
crease of $502,459,500 to be funded
by the issue of short term notes
when market conditions are favor
able and - the terms advantageous
to the government.
All national and state banks and
trust companies will be expected to
take not less than 1.6 per cent of
their gross resources in each semi
monthly issue of loan certificates
Indianapolis a week ago. He is of
ficial pilot of the train and is now
awaiting the arrival. of Lieut. W. B.
Dorron, publicity officer, who is ex
pected today., r
It is doubtful if the convoy will
cross the Missouri' river by pontoon
bridge as .planned, fnere is neither
a steam yacht available for throwing
out a guide cable nor are the land
ings in the vicinity of Omaha and
Council Bluffs good enough to make
the venture possible:
Pontoon Bridge Abandoned.
"It is' hardly possible that the river
will bevcrossed "is planned," Lieut.
Lee Ward, acting chief recruiting
officer at the -Omaha station, said
lyesterday. '.'There isn't a-practical
stepping ok piace on irie rowa siac
of the river, within a mile's radius.
Also, we haven't a steam yacht such
as is used in lading the advance
cable." "v " .
Local reception plans went apace
Sunday. The committee, headed, by
Randall ,;(C; -Brown; yesterday pre
pared a statement ' calling on busi
ness men ,to decorate , their stores
with flags and bunting.
The statement also called on auto
ists, who could spare the time, to
join in the parade at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning.. The parade route
will be as follows r West on Farnam
street to Twenty-eighth street; south
to Leavenworth street; east to Six
teenth street; north to Howard
street; east to Fourteenth - street,
and north to Capitol "avenue. -
Governor, on Reception .Committee.
Governor' McKelvie is expected to
arrive in .Omaha late today. With
other prominent Omahans, includ
ing Mayor Smith, Col. W. H. Jor
dan, commariding officers at Fort
Crook; Lieut l.Col.. Jacob W. S.
Wuest, commanding officer at Fort
Omaha; Col. J. V. Bingham, com
mander of the Omaha army quarter
master depot; Randal K. Brown, and
others, he wilt act on the reception
committee. The committee will go
to Council. Bluffs Tuesday morning
to escort the train into Omaha. .
Brig. Gen. Charles B. Drake and
CoL A. Owen Seaman are amog the
army officers who will be with the
train. Lieut. Col. C. W. McClude,
formerly' motor corps commander
in France, hv lrt command of thejex
peditipn. SettleAinnen'3 Strike.
' Washington, July 27." Second
Assistant Postmaster General Prae
ger reached -an amicable settlement
Sunday-, with the air mail pilots,
who . went on a one-day strike last
week. ; The" reinstatement of Pilot
E. Hamilton Lee, one of the two
men whose dismissal resulted in the
strike, 'was announced. Leon Smith.
Mhe other-dismissed aviator. - will
I dot be reinstated. .
the police to his home and showed
them where he had' concealed the
body bencith sme coal under the
basement steps, and it was recov
ered. The solution of the mystery,
which has stirred Chicago as few
police cases have aroused the popu
lace, came in the morning when
Fitzgerald, after five sleepless days
and nights, constantly - kept under
a gruelling examination and never
ceasing scrutiny, called for an offi
cer and made his confession.
Police Act Quickly.
The authorities acted quickly.
Although Fitzgerald has been
termed a "moron" by the police, the
criminal machinery was to proceed
as ijsuaL Coroner Hoffman quick
ly selected a jury and opened the
inquest.
Fitzgerald was night watchman
at the Virginia, a residential hotel.
He lived in the neighborhood. In
the same building lived the Wilkin
son family. JaUiet was one of four
childre.' '
Last December, the girl's father
testified at the inquest, Janet came
heme and said Fitzgerald had at
tacked her. .
The parents preferred to hush up
the affair and Fitzgerald escaped
prosecution.' But when little Janet
disappeared last Tuesday morning
suspicion was aroused against Fitz
gerald. Sdme children also said they
had seen her speak to Fitzgerald.
Severe Examinations.
Fitzgerald wasx arrested. He was
questioned about the child, but de-
nied everytning. uut tne ponce
held the man prisoner and subjected
him to as severe an examination as
few prisoners ever receive.
Detectives dug into the coal piles
in the baseme.it ofHhe hotel. They
sifted the ashes They searched
the Fitzgerald hpme. Lake Michi
gan was dragged for a mile along
the shore opposite the neighborhood
of the hotel. Then when the police
were about to despiar, Fitzgerald
made his confession, the police an-
UVUIIVU
lunacy commission, asserted that
Fitzgerald appeared to be, a "psycho-sexual
case" and that he was
not necessarily insane.
raignment of the present Hungarian
government is contained in a allied
statement in which it Was made
known to the Hungarian' freople
that they-could only obtain a re
moval of the blockade and receive
food supplies if they ousted Bela
Kun and set up a truly representa
tive ' government.
Enc4uraging Reports;
of Idaho Forest Fires
Spokane, Wash., July 27. Encour
aging reports from crews fighting
fires in northern Idaho forests! wert
received Sunday night.
There have been 183 fires in the
national fires in Montana and north
ern Idaho this year, of which 120 are
still, burnine. according to figures
given out by Glen A. Smith, assist
ant district torester.
A total of 126,861 acres has been
burned over and 380,000,000 feet of
timber destroyed, according to
Smith. ..
. Private property destroyed was
valued at $450,000 and- the govern
ment's property loss was estimated
at $380,000.
Lightning was said to have caused
30 per cent of the fires.
Large Part of Galicia
Now in Polish Hands
Copenhagen, Jul 27. The whole
of Galicia up to the old Austro
Russian frontier along the river
Zbrucx is in Polish -hands; accord
ing to a Warsaw dispatch received
by the Polish press bureau.
the percentage falling to 0.8 toward
the end ot the calendar year.
Secretary Glass hopes to make the
distribution of the new certificates
as widespread as possible.
Reviewing the financial condition
of the country, Secretary Glass esti
mated income for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1920, at $6,535,000,
made uo of internal revenue, $4,940,
000,000;' customs, $260,000,000; sale
6i public lands, $3,000,000; miscel
laneous loan installments, $1,032,-
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COLOMBIAN PACT
TO BE TREATED BY
SENATE THIS WEEK
Controversy Over Peace and
League of Nations Coven
ant Will Be Sidetracked.
Washington, July 27. Senate con
troversy over the peace treaty with
its league of nations covenant will
be halted temporarily this week to
allow consideration of the long pend
ing Colombian treaty.
While the senate considers the
two treaties the house will be occu
pied with a rush of legislation prep
aratory to the planned recess of five
weeks, beginning Saturday.
The house recess plans, calling for
a complete shutdown of the lower
branch from August 2 to September
8, are expected to be presented for
mally to the house Monday. While
the house is in recess, the senate
will remain in session, chiefly work
ing on the peace treaty. The recess
will delay enactment of several bills,
including the prohibition enforce
ment measure, until September.
Expect Senate Ramification.
' The Colombian treaty, 'involving
payment by the United States of
$25,000,000 to that republic, resulting
from the partition of -Panama, but
with the original clause expressing
America's "reeret" for the loss by
Dr. J. Whitney Hall, of the county Colombia of Panama eliminated by
agreement between the state depart
ment and Colombia, will be taken
up Tuesday by the foreign relations
committee. The treaty! is expected
to be reported by the committee and
ratified by the senate promptly.
"Oust Bela Kun if
You Want Food," .
Hungarians Told
Paris, July 27. A strefhg ar-icalibtred revolvers and the third was
Arrest Three on Charge of
Carrying Concealed Arms
Police disarmed three negroes yes
terday. Two of the three had large
armed with a knife with a 5-mch
blade.
Gus Chivers, 1633 North Twenty
third stree(t. better known as "Balti
more," was arrested at Sixteenth and
Vinton streets and charged with car
rying concealed weapons. A .45 cali
ber revolver, with a 6-inch barrel,
was found in "Baltimore's" hip
pocket. He was released under $500
signed bond.
Arthur Cherry, Council Bluffs.was
charged with carrying concealed
weapons when Sergeant Roes found
a knife with a 5-inch blade in Cher
ry's pocket.
T. J. Elliot, 1834 North Twenty
third street, had a .45 caliber re
volver and a razor when Detectives
Haze and Farrand arrested" him on
a charge of wife beating. . .
Julius Rothholz, Omaha
Pioneer, Dies at His Home
Julius Rothholz, died at his home,
500 South Twenty-eighth street,
Sunday morning, age 70 years. Mr.
Rothholj was a member of the first
volunteer fire department organized
in Omaha, and was engaged in the
fur business for a number of years.
He is; survived by his widow, three
daughters, Mrs. Stella t Nveleff.
J Mrs. t Hattie Marx, and ,Miss Nell
Rothholz, and two sons. Harry and
Gabriel. He was a member of the
Modern Woodmen. K.- P., and Fra
ternal Union lodges.
Funeral services will be 'held at 2
o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the
residence. Rabbi -Frederick Cohn of
ficiating Interment will be in Pleas
ant Hill cemetery. , . '4
C. OF C. IS
PLEASED
WITH- CITY
Seventeen Members of , Na
tional Organization, Repre
senting Leading Cities Spend
Several Hours Here.
TAKEN ON RIDE THROUGH
WHOLESALE DISTRICTS
President Ferguson Is Enthu
siastic in Praise of Omaha.
Tells of Aims and Purpose of
National Chamber.
Enroute to Seattle where they
will hold their annual meeting, offi
cers of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States, 17 of them,
representing that number , of the
leading cities of the country, spent
the greater portion of Sunday in
Omaha. Hjere they were joined by
Charles C. George and during the
afternoon they continued their
journey, Denver being the next
stopping place.
These 17 officers, representing
hundredSxpf millions of dollars in
vested inBbig business liked Omaha
and they did not hesitate to say so.
At the Bdrlington station their
train was iflet by a delegation of
Omaha Chamber of Commerce and
after the informal greeting, were
taken on a 50-mile automobile ride
through the jobbing and retail dis
tricts of the city, through the parks
and over the boulevards, arriving
at the Country club, where luncheon
was served and where they spent a
portion of the afternoon, the guests
of the Omaha chamber, stopping
at the home of Charles C George,
in Dundee, enroute, where refresh
ments were served; - -
Represent 1,100 Trade Bodies.
As officers of the national asso
ciation, the visitors are the repre
sentatives of 1,100 trade bodies with
a membership of more than 600,000
members. The personnel of the
visiting party follows:
President Homer L. Ferguson,
Newport News 'Dry Dock and Ship
buiding company, Newport News.
Chairman Executive Committee
and Vice-president for northern
central states Joseph H. Defree,
Defrees, Buckingham & Eaton, Chi
cago. Treasurer John Joy Edson,
banker, Washington.
Assistant Secretary D. A. Skin
ner, Chamber of Commerce of the
United States, Washington.
Manager Field Division F. N.
Shepherd, Chamber of Commerce
of the United States, Washington.
Directors William Butterworth.
Deere Plow company; L. S. Gillette.
Plymouth' Investment company.
Minneapolis; Granger A. Hollister,
Rochester Railway and Light com
pany, Rochester; Clarence H. How
ard. Commonwealth Steel company.
St. Louis; FrankH. Johnson, City
Coal and Wood--company, New
Britain; R. A. McCormickMcCor
mick & Co., Baltimore; Lewis
E. Pierson, Irving National bank,
New York; Henry M. Victor, Union
National bank, Charlotte; A. W.
Smith, Member Committee on Rail
roads. Atlanta ; .S. T. Early, Asso
ciated Press representative; Hobatt
H. Ramsdell, secretary to president;
Pomeroy Burton, manager London
Daily Mail.
At the Country club, following the
luncheon and after the cigars had
been lighted, Charles C. George pre
siding, introduced President Homer
L. rerguson, who threw a bououet
at Omaha by saying that to go west
it would be impossible to do so with
out stopping in Omaha He asserted
that he was glad that he had had an
opportunity of visiting the city and
referred to it as "a city with wide
streets, palatial business houses and
splendid homes," adding that "these
are things that please the observing
visitors; it gives the feeling that the
foundation of the city and its future
s secure.
Tells of Purpose.
Speaking of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States, Presi
dent Ferguson told of its aims and
purposes, it being an organization of
business men, to gather business
opinions and reflect them in legisla
tion; to aid in carrying , on recon
struction work uuring the period
following the war and to get in
touch with business men the world
over. ' i .
Speaking of foreign trade, Presi
dent Ferguson asserted that Europe
irs in need of the goods and wares
produced in the .United States and
that the countries there are likely to
produce articles of commerce and
trade that will be required here. He
detailed the work that th national
chamber has undertaken, co-operat
ing with the government. It has
undertaken to obtain better mail ser
vice: is working in the interest of
good roads, and on a plan with a
view to affording a remedy by which
the street railways of the country
may exist.
With reference to street railways.
Mr. Ferguson took the position that
higher fares must be expected, "as
(Continued on Vg Two, Column Three.)
PACIFIC FLEET
SAFELY THROUGH
PANAMA CANAL
v ' -
Admiral Rodman's Flotilla
'Makes Passage Into ' .
. Ocean Waters.
'Aboard the Flagship U. S. S. New
Mexico, July 27. (By Wireless
the Associated Press.) The Pacific
fleet, under the command of Ad
miral Rodman, is floating in Pacific
waters. .
Six dreadnaughts, led by the Bag-
ship New Mexico, Saturday success
fully negotiated the Panama canal
the largest ships that ever have
par.sed through this waterway. The
average time of passage for each
warship from Colon to Balboa was
10 hours. '
"This is the biggest event in the
history of the canal," said Gover
nor Chester Harding, of the canal
zone, t
Saturday Admiral Rodman 'visited
President Porras of Panama, who
congratulated the naval officer on
his success in negotiating the canal.
Approximately 3,600 sailors Were
given shoreleave at Panama and the
city Saturday night was celebrating
the arrival of the fleet, which de
parted Sunday for San Diego.
The ' fleet left its anchorage - in
Gatun lake at dawn Saturday morn
ing, proceeding inpairs two hours
apart. The New Mexico and Wyo
ming led the way, followed by the
New York arid Texas, and the Mis
sissippi and Arkansas.
To admiral Rodman was given
the honor of directing, the course of
the first dreadnaught to make the
trip. Through the reaches of, Gatun
lake the dreadnaughts steaded at
13 knots an hour. On neanng the
narrow confines of the BasObispo
reach the speed was reduce'd' to five
knots an hour.
Printer Arrested
for Girrying Home ,
Package of Groceries
Fred J. Sullivan, 49 years old,
Sixty-eighth and Mayberry avenue,
has been in jail since Saturday af
ternoon on a -charge of drunken
ness, although he has not tasted in
toxicating liquor since November
15, 1915. , .
Sullivan refuses to post $50 bond
for his appearance in court this
morning, claiming that his incarcer
ation is unjust and unwarranted and
that he "will not give the police de
partment the satisfaction of seeing
him nut up. bond and thereby recog
nize nis arrest." ,
Sullivan was arrested by State
Cfficer Robert P. Samardick and
Deputy Sheriff Johnson in front of
the Sullivan home Saturday after
noon. The officers say he was stagger
ing. Samardick asked Sullivan what he
had in a package'Sullivan was carry
ing under his arm. Sullivan te-'
fused to. open the package until
Samardick could show him a war
rant. Samardick attempted to open
the package, Samardick says, and
Sullivan pushed him. Sullivan was
then arrested, taken to Central po
lice station and charged with being
drunk and resisting an officer.
"I told the officer I would not
open the package unless he could
show me a warrant," said Sullivan.
"I had groceries in the package and
did not care to unwrap them on
the street. He did not touch me
nor did I touch him. I cannot un
derstand why he. charged me with
resistance. I have-not had a drink
of intoxicating liquor since Novem
ber 15, 1915. I dare say any, truth
ful officer who was in the station
when I was brought in will say I
was not drunk." , -SZ.. ,
Sullivan is employed by the Beacon
Press. -
Offer Big Reward for
Arrest bf Lynchers
Atlanta, Ga., "July 27. Fifteen
hundred dollars reward is offered
tor arrest and, conviction of mem
bers of a mob that lynched Bery
Washington, a negro. 72 years old,
npar Milan, May 26. Governor Dor
sey offered $1,000 and Dr. Floyd
McRae, an Atlanta physician, whose
family home is in the county in
which the old man was hanged to a
post and shot to death, added $500.
On .the night of. May 24, two white
men are alleged to have invaded the
negro section of Milao and threat:
encd occupants of several houses.
Washington, armed with a shotgun,
came out of his- home, and shots
were exchanged. One of the white
men was killed and Washington sur
rendered. Two nights later a mob
took him from the jail and lynched
him. '
TREACHERY
CHARGED
If BERLIN
German Papers Claim Emperor
William as Never Re
nouncecl Throne of Prussia
as Had Been Given Out.
IMPERIAL CHANCELLOR .
BLAMED FOR FALSEHOOD
Prince Maximilian Said to
Have Fathered Story of Ab
dication to CJieck Revoh
tionary Outbreak Last Year.
Berlin, July 27. (By the Asso
ciated Press) Sunday morning's
pan-German newspapers of Berlin
make a feature of a five colnni ex
pose of occurrences in connection
with the outbreak of the German
revolution last November, including
1 struggle taking place at German
great headquarters at Spa, Novem
ber 9, lasting nearly 24 hours, to in
duce Emperor William to abdicate.
Material is adduced to show that
Prince Maximilian of Baden, then
imperial chancellor, finally took the
initiative and' gave to the Wolff ,bu-'
reau an official statement that the
emperor had abdicated as emperor
and king of Prussia, although it is
averred he had done neither and has
never renounced the throne of
Prussia. ; ' .
V Misguided Patriotism -
Prince Maximilian, it is declared,
took this step out of misguided pa
triotism in an attempt, to sul due
the revolutionary movement, which
was rapidly Retting out of hand, and
by it forced the emperor s adfiser
pai-Uermans now charge the torm
chancellor with treachery.'
All doubts as to William Hohen
zollern's abdication as German em
peror and king of Prussia were con
sidered to have been settled when
Berlin advices November 30; last,
told of the issuance by the new
German government of the former
emperor's act. of renunciation, de
scribed as having been executed jind
signed Dy William Hohenzollern at
Amerongen, Holland, on November,
28. , ...
Mrs. Emma P. Chadwick
Heads Eastern Star
Seattle, July '27,- Mrs. Emma P
Chadwick, of Seattle, ,was elected
right wotihy associate grand con
ductress of .the general grand chap
ter. Order of the Eastern Star, hold
ing its triennial assembly here. Wi"
W. Grow, of St. Joseph. Mo., was
elected right worthy associate grand
patron. The other principal officers
of the organization, following the
general custom, were advanced one
step, Mrs.', Ellie Lines Chapin, of
Pine Meadow. Conn., becoming most
worthy grand matron. ,
Washington. D. C. was selected
as the meeting place for the trien
nial assembly in 1922
Ex-Soldier Dying
Trom tut Received
; -1 in Friendly Tussle
,- : ;
Charles Plumer, 30 years old, is , :
nying in swenisn Mission nospitai as
a result' of a "friendly" bout , with .
Robert D. Perkins, his cousin, in the .
home of Plumer's sister, Mrs. James
K. Saunders, 2022vOhio street
til r . 1 1 . i t ,
r luuitr itii mruugn a cuina caDi- '
net and severed his jugular vein.
Plumer, yho was discharged from
the aTWy onl three weeks(ago, was '
wrestling wth Perkins about 1 .
o'clock this morning in the dining
room of the Saunders home. Per
kins fell backwards through a china
cabinet and Plumer stumbled on
after him. A piece of the glass door
of the cabinet slashed Plumer's, 1 -throat.
' y- V I
(Perkins explained that the .two '
men had just returned from down- "''
town aifd had started to'cuffle '
when the accident occurred." "
Police say both men had been
drinfting., Perkins was arrested.' .
rjumer was a member of the 341si ,
Machine Gun hat.talion' and was .'
wounded at Chateau-Thierry and -
gassed in the Argonne forest, spend-1
inar six months in the hosnital
) ; ; -v
Ishii Scouts Idea of .
U. S.Japanese War.
Tokio, July; 27. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Newspaper reoorts -
of an address delivered to the Tdkio ?
Press league today by ' Viscount.' -Kikujiro
Ishii, ambassador to the f
it.:. i c.i.. i .i . . i
turned to Taoartauote the am.' '
bassador as saying that some Jap-.';
anese seemed to fear that war t'
might break out between Japan and fe
the United States over the Chinese ,."
nuestion.hut to "him such a thin" -
was. inconceivable. All that war ' .
would do would be to entail great""
losses upon both countries, Viscount i
Ishii added. . " , ,'- 1
. i ne anmassaaor is lurtnef quote! i
as telling the newspaper organiza .
tion that he believed the Americans 'I
desired to develop China in co-5per- ,
auun wun japan, in concluding 1US ..
speech, the reports add, 'he urged .
the Japanese to stick to the last tr .
tneir -proposal lor racial equality.,-;
One Killed, One Wounded - ' ;
In Strike Riot in Chicago J.
Chicago.-. July .27. One man a '
shot and killed and another seriously jf
wounded late Sunday night in a -,
strike not on-the southern side oi ! 1
the city. The shooting, according .'V
to the police, was the result of trou -ble
between strikers , at the Crane
company's plant and otherst sup .
posedly non-strikers. . '
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