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The Omaha Daily B.
VOL. 50 NO. 177.
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Striving to
Save Cuba
' -v
llepresentative of the United
States Government Attempt
ing to Untangle Election
Snarl in Sister Republic.
(Outcome Very Uncertain
(;hlrao Trlbiiar-Oncilm Iter tuil Wire.
Havana, Cuba, Jan. 9. With talk
of revolution and fear of American
intervention pervading public and
private discission in this city. Gen.
Knoch Crowder, I!. S. A., aboard the,
battleship Minnesota, is striving to
&avc Cuba from disaster. As the
general has only begun his labors
. toward straightening out the politi
cal, financial and economic muddle
vhich has produced the most se
ctions national crisis in the history
of the Cuban republic, and as he is
up against u tough job and a lot of
volcanic Latin factionalism, any1 pre
dcition of the outcome of his work
would be hazardous.
President Wilson's emissary ar
rived on Thursday, called on Presi
dent Menocal and then returned to
Lis battleship, where he has remain-
Mi ever since, receiving duets ot tac
:o"ti and likening to their versions
of the trouble of the island.
Saturny he received Dr. Alfredo
Zayas. tormer unerai Din now xne
Conservative leader, who claims to
have been elected president on No
vember 1, last. Today he received
former President Jos Miguel
Gomez, the liberal "party leader, who
likewise claims to hae been elected
Electon Result Unknown.
Nobody knows who was elected
president, for the Menocal govern
ment which supported Zayas, is in
no hurry to count the votes, and
even if "the result was ascertained
it would be clouded with charges of
fraud which have thrown the issue
into the courts and made it possible
there will be no president when
Menocal retires. May 20, next.
In- that event the secretary of
state becomes temporary president.
Also in that event, assert the liberals
there will be a revolutioivfor Gomez
will consider himself justified in
taking by force, what he believes
himself cheated of at the polls.
Gomez started the ill-fated revolu
tion in 1917 which was snuffed out
by the Amercan marines. .
Gomez and the liberals generally
have welcomed , General : Crowder
unctously. They want America to
supervise the election of the Cuban
president. : The conservative govern-,
menl aggregation news the Crowder
nission with considerable coolness.
President Menocal asserts the. elec
tion was on the square and that the
vote is being cunvassed with all rea
sonable dispatch. ,
Friends in Washington.
His friends maintain that there
was no just reason for sending Gen
eral Crowder on a warship to startle
the Cuba" out of their wits.
GqmeC fis credited with having
powerful ' friends in Washington,
among them being Acting Secretary
of State Davis, who is regarded by
the conservatives as the chief author
of the Crowder mission. Davis lived
in Cuba a number of years and
waxed wealthy in financial opera
tions there.
When the judge advocate general
of the American army gets to pass
ing on what took place at the polls
it will be a case of Crowder on
Crowder or it was Crowder who
came down here a year ago at the
more or less voluntary request of
the Menocal government and devised
what was heralded by the Wilson
administration as a model election
Jaw for our sister republic. It was
going to wipe out and prevent all
election corruption and irregularity.
System Failure. '
Geneal Crowder put in several
months at the job with a large corps
of assistants at a cost of $200,000 to
Cuba. Then the first time the Crow
der system was tried it broke down.
Probably nobody was more surprised
than Crowder at the way it worked
The master piece of the Crowder
system was a provision that no per
son) was to oe nuowea to vote un
less he presentee a registration cer
tificate. There was full and free reg
istration and the Crowder system
prematurely was pronounced a great
success. When the presidential
campaign got under way, however,
the liberals charged that somebody
with a big roll was buying election
r certificates by the thousands from
the liberals, of course resulting in
the wholesale disfranchisement of
liberals. -
The government finally decreed
that duplicate certificates should be
issued to those who claimed the loss
of the originals. Now the liberals
charge that the duplicates never
reached the liberal electors, but were
used, as well as the originals, to vote
conservative repeaters.
Former New Jersey Pastor
Arrested Under Mann Act
Passaic, N. J., Jan. 9. Cornelius
Densel, frmer pastor of the First
Netherlands Reformed church in
Passaic, who eloped with Miss Trina
I Hannenberg, was arrested at his
' home here, charged with violation of
the Mann act.
N Densel waived reading of the com
plaint Bail was fixed. It was fur
nished by Richard ; Donkersloot,
father of William Donkersloot, Den
sel's son-in-law.
Officers for Year Named
By Omaha Bar Association
-nii'jff dent of the Omaha Bar association
A at the annual election of officers
r I held Saturday night In the Chamber
l I of Commerce rooms. Other officers
fi J- elected are: Secretary, George N.
hi . Meacnam; treasurer. A. C thorn.
s.on; executive council, 1. 1. JJy
sart, Thomas D. Crane, E. C. Page,
K S, Hton and, f. C, Matthew v
Actress Renames Pet
Monkey for Judge Who
lGrant8 Her Divorce
Chlcagtt Tribune-Omaha tt Leaped Wire.
Chicago, Jan. 9. Mrs. Sadie
Morthorst of the vaudeville team.
"Morthorst and Morthorst, refined
animal comedy," a feature on the
kerosene circuit, gave a special per
formance before Judge Lewis of the
superior court, to prove that she was
the rightful owner of Snowball, a
cat; Harry, a monkey; Dick and
Cherry, dogs, and General, a pony,
,i . - ,
kau mgniy irameu.
anc recently quit trie roan to uc
her husband for divorce. He re
fused to surrender the animals. She
told the judge that she had trained
the pets and that her husband was
a mere supernumerary.
Judge Lewis ordered Morthorst
to appear and demonstrate that he
could cause the animals to perform.
Morthorst did not appear, but
Mrs. Morthorst put them through
their paces. 1
"You win," said the judge. "The
nnitnals are undoubtedly -yours and
you are entitled to a divorce.
"Thank you. so much," she replied,
"and to show you my heart is in the
right place, I will rename the mon
key for you. Hereafter he will be
known as Harry Lewis."
Forum to Precede
Any Legislation
For N. P. League
Plan for Gathering at Lincoln
Is to Give Free Rein to
Speakers in Presenting
New Ideas.
Lincoln. Jan. ! 9. (Special.)
Nonpartisan legislation will be in-,
troduced until after the forum, soon
to be held at Lincoln, it was stated
by leaders. The forum, by its at
tendance and any enthusiasm which
it may display, ,is looked upon as
a part of the legislative program to
inculcate in the minds of legisla
tors the nonpartisan temper and
The forum has no , set program
or scheduled list of speakers, it was
stated. As the meeting progresses,
it is anticipated that a chairman
will be elected, and through him
the work will be systematized. It
is not expected Townley will be
The plan of leaders, as announced,
was toi give "Tom, Dick and Harry"
opportunities to speak at the be
ginning and to come in with speeches
and crystallization of ideas and leg
islation at the last. The meeting
probably w ill be called to order by
C. A. Sorenson of Lincoln.
Assertions were made that or
ganized labor in Omaha would , be
represented by;, a , large delegation
at the meeting. "A. K. "Bigelovr.-nn
Omaha attorney, will be the official
spokesman for the, metropolis dele
gation. "
Bills covering' the entire league
legislative program will be intro
duced according to announcement,
and these bills are being prepared
now by F. L. Bollen, a Lincoln at
torney. The program includes:
State ownership and development
by districts of Nebraska's undevel
oped water power.
State farm and city loan act.
Co-operative bank law.
Publicly owned and managed
bonded terminal elevators and ware
houses. . . . )
Elimination of party designation
on ballot.
Righj!of collective bargaining.
Argentina Watching
Result of Debate on
Tariff in United States
Xew York TimM-Chlearo Tribune, Cable.
' topyrifht, mi.
Bueuos Aires. Jan. 9. Argentina
is watching with the closest interest,
every .debate on tne proposed tanre
changes at Washington and the
newspapers are printing entire col
umns of cablegrams or the subject.
They are paying special attention to
reports on the wool hearings and
are featuring every item giving the
slightest hope -that the efforts to
raise the duties on wool will be de
feated. This morning's papers are
featuring a short sentence at the end
of a small cable stating that Presi
dent Wilson will probably veto the
bill if it is passed before his retire
ment. United States, up until recently,
has been the principal market for
Argentine wools and the impression
already exists that Americans are
largely to be blamed for the present
stagnation in the wool market here.
Member of Parliament
Howled Down by Crowd
London, Jan. 9. John Robert
Clines, labor member of parliament,
former food controller and presi
dent of the National Union of Gen
eral Workers, was howled down
while attempting to address a meet
ing of the unemployed at Camber
well. He was obliged to desist, a
large section of the audience shout
ing, "We want revolution." "We
want soviet."
Steamship Lines '.Reduce
Rates to United Kingdom
Seattle, Jan. 9. Reduction in
freight rates on canned salmon,
canned milk, tallowi fish oils and
lumber between Puget Sound ports
and the United Kingdom were an
nounced by Seattle representatives
of the Harrison Direct line, Euro
pean Pacific line of the United States
shipping board and the Blue Funnel
line. ,
Jackies Charged With Theft
Will Stand" Court-Martial
Norfolk. Va.. Jan. 9. H. W. J.
Meyer, yeoman, and A. M. Ashmor,
apprentice seaman, aboard the de
stroyer Satterlee, , arrested recently
in Miami. Fla., charged with the
theft of $72,000 from the vessel, will
be tried by court-martial. The
Navy department assumed, jurisdic
jiofl of the caiej,
Item Struck
Fro ni Bill
$1,250,000 Apptopriation Is
Dropped From Postoffice
Measure on Point of Order
Jefferis Objects. !
Will Appeal To Senate)
Washington Correspondent Omaha Br. I
Washington. D. C, Jan. 9. (Spc- j
cial Telegram.) The appropriation
of $1,250,000 for the operation and
maintenance of airplane mail service
went out of the postoffice appropria
tion bill Saturday on a point of
order made by Representative Tin
chpr of Kansas against the protest
of 'Congressman Jefferis of Omaha.
Anticipating that a point of order
would be made. "Big .Jeff" was
recognized before the item was
reached and in a five-minute speech
told of the interest the business men
of Omaha and other cities had shown
in the development of the air mail
service. Laying the foundation for
a speech in behalf of the appropria
tion, he read from the report of the
postmaster general for the fiscal year
ending June, 1920, wherein Burleson
speaks about he 'second extension of
the trans-continental air mail service
from New York to San Francisco,
and its extension from Chicago to
Omaha, which was inaugurated on
May IS. 1920.
Speed Up Service.
"The distance of this route is 440
miles by airline," the report states.
"The planes leave Chicago with
Chicago and eastern mails for Oma-(
ha, at which point they arrive in time
for afternoon delivery. Had this
mail been carried by train it would
not have reached Omaha in time to
effect its delivery to the postal pa
trons before the following morning!
Eastbound, the mail leaves Omaha
abouf noon and reaches Chicago that
afternoon in time to catch all con
nections out of Chicago 12 hours
earlier than if it had gone by train.
The commercial interests of Omaha
have co-operated splendidly with the
ajr mail service by furnishing a large
air mail field, and perhaps the larg
est civilian hangars in the L'nited
States." . -
Congressman Jefferis then read
from the report of the postmaster
general's observations on the third
extension between Chicago and St,
Louis and concluded by reading ihe
following excerpt: i
Landing Fields Established.
"The citizens of North Platte
Neb.; Cheyenne, and Rock Springs,
Wyo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Elko
and Reno, NeVj and San Francisco
fields and have erected hangars for
the exclusive use of their mail ex
tension. The service was inaugurated
on September 8, 1920, and the ini
tial westbound trip was made, at
the rate of 79.9 miles an hour and
was effected without a forced land
ing. The plane carried 16,000 let
ters, which arrived in San Francisco
22 hours ahead of the best possible
time by train, had the train made
all its connections."
The report further says that: "Re
gular night flying with the mail has
not been practical with the present
types of planes in the mountain sec-'
tions, but it is practical in the level
country of the middlewest and the
department is making preparations in,
the way of lighting regular and em-
(Turn to Page Two, Column Three.)
Soft Coal Production
During 1920 Second
st in History
Chicago Tribone-Omaha Bra Leased Wire.
Washington, Jan. 9.Production
of bituminous coal during the calen
dar year 1920 was greater than dur
ing aty year on record with the ex
ception of the war maximum 'peiiod
of 1918, according to a tabulation by
the geological survey,
'Bituminous coal produced in 1920
totaled 556,516,000 tons. The rec
ord production in 1918 was 579,000,
000 tons. The coal strike in the
latter part of 1919 kept the produc
tion in that year down to 458,000.000
tons. The total in 1916 was 503,000,
000 tons and in 1917 it was 552,000.
000 tons. .
Production of anthracite totaled
89,100,000 tons in 1920. In the rec
ord year of 1917 the total was 100,
000.000 tons. The total in 1916 was
88,000,000 tons, in 1918. 99,000,000
tons and in 1919 it was 89,000,000
Judge Given Banquet in
Honor of 25 Years' Service
Lexineton. Neb.. Tan. 9. (Spe
cialsJudge H. M. Grimes of this
judicial district was the guest of
honor at a
banquet .given by tne
Dawson County Bar association andJ
the occaston celebrated the con
elusion of 25 years service on the
bench." The judge is beginning his
seventh consecutive term as judge
in this district. ,
The banquet was held at the
Cornland hotel. E. A. Cook acted
as toastmaster and speakers were:
D. H. Moulds, G. G. Gillen. ' V. A.
Stewart, Mrs. T. M. Hewitt. Judge
H. M. Grimes and Mrs. H. M.
Poor Painter Disappears
Paris Artists Are All Busy
Paris, Jan. 9. The poverty
stricken painter of Trilby and other
Paris1 legends has disappeared, and
in his place is a corpulent individual
smoking expensive cigars, dining at
the Cafe de Priris and sleeping t
tiight in an appartment costing 20
times as much as-Gerald du Maur
icr's heroes paid. .
This is briefly the charge brought
byEmile Henriot, a noted Paris art
critic; who devotes a column in Ex
celsior to criticising Mrs. George
BlumenthalV foundation of $120,000
for scholarships for "poor French
artists," - " :T T' ,v
rfinnl Gihhnna
"Suggests a Memorial
For "Home-Run Babe
New York, Jan. 9. Cardinal Gib
bons has proposed a memorial to
"Babe" Ruth, champion home-run
hitter, instead of accepting a simlar
honor himself. .
In a letter from Baltimore, (read
at a meetig of the supreme board
of directors of the Knights of Col
umbus, the cardinal urged that St.
Mary's industrial school of Balti
more had proposed to erect a new
cathedral in honor of the cardinal,
but that he suggested their efforts
be diverted to rebuilding the school.
Financial Pinch
But Little Felt
By Dodge County
President of Nebraska Loan
Association Say6 Relief Be
ing Felt as Farmers Sell .
Part of Crops.
This I the first of a terie.x of articles
from Bee correspondents in all parts of
the state giving a survey of economic
Fremont. Neb., Jan.; 9. (Special.)
Dodge county and vicinity are
only slightly affected by the stirred
finacial situation. The leading ques
tipn in the mind of the farmers and
business men seems to be the low
quotations on grain, which gives the
farmer a loss if se sells, and keeps
trade from the business men if he
holds his products.
It is the tendency in this territory
for the agricultural interests to
hoard crops and await an advance
in the market. Business in town, the
merchants complain, is slower than
iti former years.
Relief is now being felt as farm
ers, are selling part of their corn
Returning to Normal. ,
T. L. Mathews of Fremont, presi
dent of the Nebraska Building and
Loan association, in Close touch
with farmer, the home builder and
the merchant, says conditions are
slowly returning to normal.
"In regard to the present acute
situation, I would say in short, the
biggest relief would come in the
marketing of our crops and stock,
as far as Nebraska is concerned."
Mr. Mathews said. "We are not
exporting now, 'and that has much
to do with present prices. An ac
tive export demand would stimulate
an advance in wheat, corn and cot
ton, si would say further that prices
are Seeking, a normal level and there
must be a general realization on the
part of the manufacturer, merchant
and farmer that we must all stand
4 share of the inevitable shrinkage,
T,hjs mitftb sustamed beforcjp rices
(Sin teaCnlforni'at" and rbe stabil
ized." x Banker is Optimistic.
Herman Beckman, vice president
of' the First ' National bank of Fre
mont, one of the largest and richest
institutions of its kind in Dodge
county, is inclined to be optimistic
and believes that the conditions are
now liaving an upward trend.
' "We feel that the bottom of the
present money situation has been
reached and things are about to go
the other way, he says. The present
condition of the country may be
compared to a man who is in the
depths of a huge forest, and as he
approaches the edge, he is able to
see a ray of light in the distance.
I think that the 'ray of light' is
now- in sight." ' v
E. J. Fououet and Iver Johnson,
both successful farmers in the vi
cinity of Fremont and authorities in
their line, state what they believe
to be the general feeling and opin
ion among the farmers of this coun
ty. Mr. Fouquet. said:
Farmers Hold Grain. x
"It is sM evident that the farmers
in this part of "the country are do
ing what we are all being forced
to do. We are holding our crops
and only selling what we must turn
into money fon present use. As the
expenses eat into the pockets of
the farmers, he must haul a load
of wheat or grain to market, to
help meet that expenditure. Other
wife the crops are staying on the
farms awaiting more reasonable
prices. The effect of the" farmer's
action is undoubtedly depressing
business in town because the man
on the farm with" a big crop on
hand, and no income, is only spend
ing for just what he needs. As to
the future we can say little and can
see no change, except a raise in
the price of grain at sometime in
the future. The only relief that we
are able to suggest, is some means
of legislative action which will gov
ern the pice of grain and not allow
the men higher up in the grain
world to fix prices."
The only portion of Dodge coun
ty which is doing much grain busi
ness is centered around Scribner.
About four cars of corn leave that
town daily. Although the market
duction, the farmers in that vicinity
price ts still helow the cost of pro
seem 'to view the situation more
broadly, and fall in line with the
merchants in town by taking'a loss.
Crop Moving Slowly.
Northwestern Trainmaster E. O.
Mount speaking of the corn move
ment said: "We have an order to
deliver four to seven cars daily at
Scribner and 75 during the month."
Arthur H. Schultz, manager of
the Farmer's Union Co-Operative
Co., at Scribner said that his com
pany was receiving about 4,000
bushels of corn a day, and that the
movement was so heavy it neces
sitated someone at the scales most
of the time. Mr. Schultz believes
that the farmers are able to sell
their corn for 50 cents and still have
a profit
In the Vicinity of North Bend and
Nickerson, there is, little action in
the' grain business, mostly, due to
the bad condition of the roads.
Ordered to Fort Crook.
Washington. Jan. 9. (Special
Telegram.) Capt. Rowan A Greer,
judge advocate, is relieved from duty
at San Francisco and will proceed
to Fort Crook,
Mr. Lugubrious Blue and Mr. Smiley Gladd
Discuss the Situation
Mr. Glad " Why, what 'a the matter, Mr. Ble? "Why do you- look so depressed r
Mr. Blue "Because I am depressed. The country' going to th dogs. 1 neo nothing ahead but trouble
and distress and hard timea. , '
Mr. Gladd" O, don't look on the dark aid. There are two sides to it. Our troubles will, paaa if you giv
'em a little time. Tou must try to be cheerful."
Mr. Blue--" Cheerful! There ain't ne auch word. They've stopped coining it. Look around you and what
do you see? Factories closing, unemployment growing, distress and hunger stalking through the land, and a
hard winter ahead. . " ; " ,
Mr. Gladd" That's your way of looking at it, and If yon kb on preaching it yon'll help bring on the dis
tress. Why don't you look at some of the good signs? All the money that was flooding the country in the last
two years is still In the country, business has had three fat years and can weather a period of smaller profits.
There's oceans of food in the country,' the cost of living is dropping enormously, low prices will bring the long
delayed building boom, and people will have to give op their extravagant habits and settle down to a sensible
scale of living. And, furthermore, a business administration m Washington will soon end the orgy of waste in
government,"- : J r
Mr. Blue" Aw. I don't believe
bunch of politicians running things. And, remember, this is Isll! Add It up! It makes 13, and that's a bad omen.
Mr. Otadd "Konsenoe! Nineteen hundred and three was a prosperous year. Some of us may feel the
pinch in this wholesale shrinking process, but it's better to get it in one dose and have it over with. Just remem
ber the country is enormously rich, our business is sound at the bottom, and we are in a better condition than
any other country in the world. Come on, Mr. Blue, cheer up." 1
League Issue Due
Before Action
Question of Association of Na
tions Will Not Come Up in .
Senate for Several Months,
Is the Prediction.
Chicago Tribune-Omslut Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Jan. 9. It will be a
long time 'before the senate, under
the new administration, , actually
reaches cbnsideration of a dulty ne
gotiated treaty creating a new asso
ciation of nations, displacing the
league of Versailles, according to
senate leaders who are, in close touch
with President-elect Harding and
who know something of his plans
regarding international affairs.
" .The impression prevalent in many
quarters that the senate, immediate
ly or shortly 'after reconvening in
special session, will proceed to the
ratification ot some new sort of
league or association of nations -is
erroneous, they believe. The senate,
they say, will devote itself to the
restoration of peace conditions
without delay, but the constitution' of
a new international arrangement tt
keep the peace of the world is a
long way off, in their opinion. .
Opposition to World Plan. -
Mr. Harding . realizes, some of
these 'senators said today, that any
international plan would be almost
certain to- encounter formidable op
position and operate as a blockade
against all the important domestic
legislation imperatively demanding
attention after March 4. If the op
position does not come from the "ir
reconcilables" it may come from the
democrats who stood by President
Wilson through thick and thin. Sen
ator Pat Harrison of Mississippi has
already served notice that the demo
crats will fight lo the last ditch any
attempt to scrap the league and sub
stitute some new association. .
For this reason, Mr. Harding's
friends declare, he will proceed slow
ly. Assurances have come, from Mar
ion that he will submit nothing , to
the senate until he has laid it infor
mally before every faction - and ob
tained guarantees that it can. com
mand the necessary two-third vote.
Long Time Needed.
Such procedure would necessarily
take a long time, since past expe
rience has proved that few members
of the senate can be brought into
agreement about matters pertaining
to leagues and associations. Further
more, it is understood that Mr. Har
ding will take no final steps until he
has called in authorized representa
tives of other nations and definitely
ascertained that they will be willing
to accept the plan,
This does not mean, howe-cr, that
thd United States will continue in the
present technical state of war .with
Germanv and Austria. It is the plan
of leaders to bring the Knox resolu
tion, formally declaringxthe war at
an end. to a vote at the earliest pos
sible date after the opening of the!
extra session, iney aiso expecr 10
proceed at once, during the present
session if possible, with the disarma
ment resolution, along the. lines, of
the Borah plan
tCaayrlfBl: lttl: By Ta Ctalcm TnTwaa-J
in the premises ot politicians. They're
Big Crowds Greet
Daniel, O'Callaghan ( Given a
Rousing Reception Upon Ar
rival' in New' York Citv.
New York,' Jan.-9. Daniel O'Cal
laghan, lord mayor of Cork, on his
arrival today, was greeted by crowds
of "Irish republic" sympathizers. J
Accompanying him was Peter, Mac
Swiney, brother of Cork's late lord
mayor; Harry Boland, secretary of
Eamonn Be ' Valera, and Acting
Mayor. ,Gannon and Deputy Mayor
Malone of Jersey City.
During the trip to his hotel,
O'Callaghan's automobile was fol
lowed by a procession that " waved
Sinn. Fein and American flags.
Crowds gathered before the hotel
and ' O'Callaghan responding to
calls, appeared on a balcony. He
spoke of his trip as a stowaway, ex
pressed appreciation for the wel
come and said he probably . would
remain , in America-several months.
O'Callaghan. said - Ireland 'would
not accept home rule.
"We don't jWjKit home rule; we
want nothing Jjut, freedom," he de
clared. . .'; ,' .
Hundreds crowded into the sta
tion to greet the lord mayor. When
O'Callaghan appeared, a prolonged
welcpine: was , 'shouted. A path to
the automobile was cleared and
police . escorted j the lord mayor to
his car. v..
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Lord Deeded Is First
Candidate to Come Out
1 For "Irish Parliament
, ; ; - : .
Dublin, Jan. 9, The first candi
date to offer 'himself for election to
the southern Irish parliament is Lord
Decies, who has written a letter for
publication in, which he admitted that
the home rule act is far from perfect,
but says "it represents a gift of self
government which is ours for the
asking." . " .. .
Expressing the belief that the
home rule act can be made better,
he announces his purpose of asking
some southern' Irish constituency to
elect him a member of the southern
parliament. ,.: . , .. ,
The action'is supposed to be part
ol . tbe'.plan, of the government .ta'
encourage. Willingness to work' for
the new act.
Lord Dccic's married Vivien Gould,
daughter of' Mr. .an-d Mrs. George
J. Gould of Lake Wood, N. J.' He
is a representative peer of Ireland
and sits in the house of lords.
1 . 1
Cass Cotinty Pioneer Dies
At Home in Elmwood, 85
Elmwood, Ncb Jan. 9. (Special)
George W. Worley, 85. died at his
home here Thursday. He came to
Nebraska with his parents in 1857,
and with the exception, of the four
years -spent in the civil war, has lived
in Cass county
Besides his wife
he is survived by three children,
Mrs. Richard C. Oldham of Dids
bury, Alberta. Canada, and Jay E.
and Miss Katherine F. Worlew both
of Linco' , ,
Gork -ted Mayo
aC alike. TonU find the same old
5,000 Men Resume
-Work -in ? Detroit
Auto Factories
General Survey for Past Week
Shows Revival of Industry
Further Improvement
-Detroit, Jan. 9. A beginning of
industrial revival here was noted the
last week in a survey ot conditions
made by G. W. Grant, secretary of
the Employers association. Approx
imately .5,000 . men have been , put
back to work and indications are that
a gradual improvement will continue
until the automobile industry re
turns to normal, Mr. Grant said. He
added that the manufacturers expect
the end of the slump in retail busi
ness to follow the annual tutomobile
shows. . .
Although some' of the larger fac
tories, including theiFord and Dodge
plants, are closed and no definite date
set for their reopening, there are in
dicationsj he said," that the inactivity
may not be extended.
Numerous other factories are
maintaining skeleton forces to which
men are being slowly added. The
Liberty Motor company announced
several hundred additional men
would be taken on Januarv 17. while
unofficial report was that the Conti
nental Motors plant would partially
reopen Monday. '
The Dodge plant, it is said, is held
ready to resume within a week,
should it be decided to open. While
a notice at the Ford plant says it
will not reopen this month, there are
reports that the suspension may not
be for that long a time.
At the Ford plant preparations are
being made for the payment of the
profit-sharing bonus of practicallv
Kalamazo Brick Masons
Voluntarily Cut Wages
Kalamazoo, Mich., 'Jan. 9. The
Kalamazoo Brick and Stone Masons'
union voluntarily lowered the wage
scale of its members from $1.35 an
hour to $1.25. ' Union officers an
nounced that the action was taken
as a move to stimulate building and
thereby , afford employment for idle
workers and that it was justified by
a decline in the cost of living.
Cork Authorities Place
Guard on Relief Steamer
Queensland, Ireland, Jan. 9. On
the.i-arrival from New York of the
American steamer -Honolulu with
provisions' for the relief of the un
employed in Cork, the authorities
placed an armed guard on the vessel.
Notwithstanding the protest of the
captain, the guard remained on the
steamer when it proceeded' for Cork.
The Weather
, Forecast ,
Nebraska Generally fair with
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Harding Is
Opposed to
Cut in Navy
President-Elect Against Any
Reduction in Force Until
General Disarmament
Is Reached.
Reserve Army Favored
Br The Associated Prm.
Marion, O., Jan. 9, A naval poli
cy to keep the United States one cf
the strongest sea powers until a
binding disarmament agreement can
be reached, was discussed at a con
ference yesterday between President-elect
Harding and Kepresenta
tiv Butler of Pennsylvania, chair
man of the house naval committee.
It was- indicated that, although a
final decision must await develop
ments, the attitude of Seintor Har
ding pointed to a continuation, of tin
fleet construction program now ir
progress. Coupled with this pro
gram, however, would be a materia
curtailment in civilian employes o
the Navy department and 'various
economies in the land station" undei
navy jurisdiction. . - . ,
Mr. Harding long has favored at
efficient navy and he is understood
to feel a big navy policy might be
continued practically if steps are
taken to curtail the strength )f the
army along lines he . approved ye '
terday in conference with Chairman
Kahri of the house military committee.-"
Favors Reserve Plan.
He also favors the reserve sys
tem for both army and navy, and
is understood to have indicated to
Chairman Butler an adequate naval ;
reserve should be considered a req
uisite to naval defense.
The navy hinges, however, on what
progress may be found possible in
the movement for a general reduc
tion of world armament. Mr. But
ler, who is inclined to vlace little
faith in the proposal, expects to de
velop in committee hearings next
week, all information available on the
probable consequences ( of disarma
ment. This information' he will tprn
over to Mr. Harding, v.
"I am determined to know," - he
said in a statement, "what other na
tions sincerely desire in the . way of
an agreement to limit armament." ;
K Urges Canvass of Sentiment.
, Mr.' Butler called Mr. Harding's
attention to the provision of the
naval appropriation bill of 1916 re
questing the president to make a.,
canvass of world sentiment on dis
armament. He recommended that
the new administration take ad
vantage of this, authorization.
Another Tof President-elect Hard
ing's callers today was Daniel G.
Reid. New York manufacturer and
financier, who talked over the gen
eral financial situation and gave his
opinion on the problem of" getting
money systems back to a sound
basis. i
B. R. Inman of Indianapolis, man
ager of the Indiana Chamber of
Commerce, presented Senator Har-
I ding with the results of a study made'
by his organization into financial
conditions. He advised that there
be no attempts to remedy tht situa-
, tion by piecemeal measures, but that .
I farmers, manufacturers and all other
groups be prevailed upon to take
ther share of after-war depression.
3 Towns Rocked
By Explosions
Series of Blasts Resembling
Earthquakes Reported in
Villages Near Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Jan. 9. The towns
of Covina, Glendora .and Azusa in
the San Gabriele valley, 20 to 25
miles east of here, were rocked Sat
urday night by what was declared
by inhabitants to be a seriea of ex
plosions, according to reports re
ceived here. Lvefy house In the
town was shakened and windnw-
j glasses were broken in some, it was
The first shock was fert about
9:30, it was stated, and was followed
i by two more within half an hour.
Jiach was accompanied by a loud re
port. Otherwise the tremblings re
sembled earthquakes, it was said.
Solution of Cuban
Problems Easy Matter
Minister to U. S. Says
( lilraco Trlbanr-Omahm Iwwd WIr.
Washington, Jan. 9. That "there
is no problem in Cuba which cannot
be solved satisfactorily within a
short time" was the ontimistir as.
1 sertion made here by the minister
from Cuba, Dr. Carlos Manuel De
Cespedcs, in a brief statement is
sued from the legation.
The minister declared that the
economic and financial problems
i could be taken care of in short order.
by the Cuban congress, and that thes
patriotsim of the Cuban people would
be the solvent to . clear up their
political differences. The minister's
statement declares tlt the first in
terview between president Menocal
and Major General Crowder, which
was held on Thursday, the day fol
lowing General Crowder's arrival
at Havana, was "highly satisfactory"
and indicates the holding of other
similar conferences.
Lodge Installs Officers.
Columbus, Neb., Jan. 9. (Special.)
The following oflicers were in.
stalled by the local Woodmen Circte
Grove: guawlian, Mrs. H. J. Mile?;-1
secretary, Mrs. Roy Farnsworth;
hanker; Mrs. B. J. Preston, advisor:
Mrs. W. W. Whittakerj chalaln, ,
Mrs. William O'Brien; attendant,'
Mrs. Arthur Mills.

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