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VOL. 51 NO. 263. SMM M liinl-dwi SUItti M Ok MM, M OMAHA, THURSDAY. APRIL 20, 1922. N II MMtt aN M . M MM M aM TWO CBNTh .1 1923 Naval Bill Passed by II ouse Measure (Jarr)iug uu Amend ment Iiu rfuMiig KnIUted IVr nuniirl to 86,000 Men Ap proved Iy 7 1 -Vote Margin. Nebraska Are Divided , Washingtou, Ajiril IV, l'.y the margin ( 71 vote the hoimc tvtt iiilu broke away from iu own leadership, stood behind the reidfiit ami I .ik1 the l')2i naval appropriation bill with an amendment fixing thi i listed personnel at Ho.uoo. The vote cm the MeAithur-Vare ' lutiemlme-iit, the bi( point in diBtc, and which increased the man force from 7,iH) a provided iu the bid, : to 148, null two nirnihrr, biikwrriitK precut. Ninety republi can voted attain! the 86,M) amend iu cut while 4)4 democrat supported i:. Ibrre was no great shout at t lie . I.nish like that which filled the cham ber a week ago when the Vame pro lsal wa put through the house, Mltinif in coimnittre of the whole, by a margin of 47 votes. The galleries, half deserted, made no attempt at a demonstration. With the lighting section out of fie way. the bill was put on its pa f.vi'c and went through, 27't to 78. As amended, the measure rarried a total e.f $-'S1.2o9.0tK), or $18.IK)U.0U0 more than the total fixed by the appropria tions committee which framed it. ' Nebraskans Split Representatives Keavis. McLaugh lin and JcrTcris of the Nebraska dele gation voted in favor of the larger personnel, while Andrews, .-Kvans and .Kinkaid voted against the in crease. ' It goes now to the- senate with the charge by Chairman Kelley of the naval appropriations subcommit tee, that many millions will be added nd to which the house would have bcrn asked to add. "had not the big navy men changed front at the last." As compared with the W republi cans who voted against the amend ment, 17J republicans voted for it, while 16 others were paired for it. Against the 48 democrats who voted for the amendment. 57 demo rats voted against, it, vhilc 14 uhcrs were paired against it. Except on two occasions today the bill sailed along through un ruffled seas, Once, however. Chair man Kelley broke loose in what ""Members characterized as a vicious iittack on thc"navy yard combina-j .tion." charging that dcspite. the arms I or.terence there1- were. stiM"' demands 1 uoro navy yard and naval --project 'istricts for more money : than was arricd in the bill. ' . -; . Covers Wide Territory. Starting in the Massachusetts vil lage of Squantunt; where destroyers were built during the war,. Mr. Kelley 'umpel across West Virginia, with ts armor plate factory to the south Atlantic coast, across to New Orleans and up the west coast. The '.ouse was in a tumult as he declared that everywhere the feeling seemed o be that the purpose of the arms conference was; to build up and provide more work for the govern . ment plants. ' Half a dozen members were drawn into the fight, Representative Oupre, ' democrat, Louisiana, , de claring Chairman Kelley had proved himself "a naval wrecker." The battle raged for 10 minutes, with : o-ne members shouting' they would :'ot agree to further time to complete the word picture the chairman was seeking to draw. " The other clash developed when Mr. Kelley presented a letter fror. Secretary Denby, - in which it was stated that the added cost through increasing the enlisted force bv 19, UiX) men would be around $40,000, (100. Copies of the letter had been received meanwhile, by Representa tive Rogers, republican, Mas sachusets, and others, and while Mr. Kelley was proceding' to discuss the figures and after he had announced he would read the letter, republicans shouted wildly to him to' go ahead and read it. s Mr. Denby's increases included: Engineering, $4,781,000; construc " tion and repair, $4,241,000; ordnance, SI. 200,000; supplies and accounts, SoOO.OOO fuel, and transportation, 3,894,000, and yards and docks, ,$1,250,000 Chairman Madden of the appro priations committee declared that the cost of the increase would reach S60,000,000 and Chairman Kelley as serted it would run beyond $70, 000,000. . . v . . . Commissioner Sought for Indian Reserve in State A request for appointment of a United States commissioner to the Omaha Indian reservation at Macy, Xeb.,was received yesterday byjudge Woodrough from. L. B. Lohmiller, Indian agent at Macy. -' Lohmiller contends there are enough cases at the Macy reservation to warrant the appointment Judge Woodrough took the case under advisement. Man and 2 Women Killed s in Fighting at Belfast Belfast, April 19. (By A. P.) One man and two women were killed and many others are reported wounded, including two children, in rioting in East Belfast this evening. Houses on Altcar street were set on fire during the disorders. Women Win at Polls. Bradley. S. D., April 19. Three! women were elected town council inen in the municipal election here yesterday, defeating five men seck :nst the same offices. The success ful candidates were Mrs. Cora Saolic. Mrs. Mary Dudley and Mrs. . Cccilc bcott, , New l'or llootlegger' Not Profiteer; Sell Liquor for 15 Cent New York, April 19 A quiet little place where a drink with aivbit luck could be had (or IS cent i was discovered here. Sounds like h strutting newt, but the wrong ging mid the discovery. They were a couple of prohibition tents and the 13-ccnt snifter is no longer available. Guided by a thirsty and un founded stringer, tb dry sleuths found the bargain bootlegging batement being opersted by the proprietors of a snot stoit. They ampled tnt stock and asked, as they smacked their lips, how it wss done. "Easy," wss ths rsply. "You see, we're not profiteers." Fusion of Third Party Flayed by Grand Island Man " Cauditlate for Lieutenant Governor Says Leaders Crucified Party on Mullen-Made Crop. Grand Islam!, Xcb., April 19. (Special.)-Mayor T. J. KlUbcrry of Grand Island, a candidate for lieutenant-governor on the progres sive ticket, issued a vitriolic state ment today in which he criticised the action of third party leaders in what he termed "crucifying the progres sive party upon a Mullen-mad'3 cross. Mr. Lllsbcrry said: ''Benedict Arnold betrayed his countrymen for British gold. Judas betrayed Christ for JO pieces of sil ver. From the time when history was young, men have betrayed their comrades, their fellow toilers. Men whose souls could be purchased for a thin dime have from time im memorial started something with treachery. ' '.'The treason of Arnold swept ths country with a' wave of indignation, that perhaps started the British to ward Vorktown; and America was born. " Leader BeguUed." "The baseness of Judas lighted the fire of Christianity which vcpt the world. The progressive party, born of the stress and of the trials of the common people, designed to bring back to these people the righti and liberties that had been taken from them by machine politics, now faces its hour of trial. The cunning hand of the political assassin has struck. Our leader, befooled and be guiled by the whispers of "strategy" and "expediency" has -apparently consented to the' crucifying of the progressive partly upon a Mullen- made cross.- ' ' "The senate, coal of many a weary pilgrim through the jungle of poli tics, looms before his dazzled eye. 1'oor man. With the progressive split between Howell and Vray, does it take a h'ind man to see Hitch cock victorious? Mr. Norton filed for governor upon the democratic progressive ticket. What kind of a hybrid is a progscssive-democrat or a progressive-republican? Do you ever bear of a republican-democrat or vice versa? Can a man ask the support of honest men, claim ing two party affiliations? Can a man carry water on both shoulders and his head at the time? I believe not. . "More than three-fourths of the delegates to the Grand Island con vention were pledged against fusion or the acceptance of a fusion candi date. As a delegate and a member of the committee that framed the platform of the Grand Island con vention, I. know that fusion was ab solutely unacceptable to the men and women who made up that conven tion. Mr. Edmisten-knew that. Me. Sorenson knew it, Mr. VVray knew it. Against Fusion. "The Hall, Douglas, Platte and Adams county delegations, ntfmber ing over 200 men and women, were solidly against fusion in any form. If Mr. Wray basely deserts his com rades on the state ticket, leaving them to flounder leaderless to cer tain defeat, how can he expect the support of those whom he has cte serted? I personally would rather vote and aid my bitterest political foe who yas open and honest in Iiis enmity, than an erstwhile friend who had changed his coat for the sake of 'expediency.' "Anson H. Bigelow is a candidate for United States senator on the progressive ticket. The progressives will do well to- support him. He can 'not be lured onto the rocks by the Lincoln sirens. "There is yet time to fill .Mr. Wray's place on the state ticket. The knife that has so nearly reached the vitals of the progressive party, should only serve as a spur, to prick us int action, and lead tp ultimate victory. Not victory for any man nor for any machine, but for the principles trpon which the progres sive party was builded." Funding Commission Is . Without Money to Work Washington, April 19. Created by congress to negotiate the funding of $11,000,000,000 in debts owed this country by foreign nations, the al lied debt commission yesterdav found itself without funds to buy a postage stamp for setting the wheels of the funding machinery in mo tion. Senator Smoot, a member of the commission, was entrusted with' the duty of obtaining from congress an appropriation to meet necessary ex penses of operation. School Teacher Beconies First S. D. Woman Mayor Clark, S. D., April 19. Miss Hat tie Pickles, teacher in the local high school, was elected mayor of Clark in the municipal election yesterday, defeating two male candidates, the vote count this morning showed. Miss Pickles is said to be the first woman t mayor in South Dakota Gale Kills 3 Pevs ns 1 1Y'V .oago I r Sfor injured aml Heavy Property Damage Caued by Wind Which Reaches 60 Milet an Hour. Wagons Are Overturned tly Th AiaarlaU4 IrM. Chicago, April 19. Three person verc killed and scores were injured teiday by a CO-mile wind which up tooted trees, unroofed many build ings and destroyed hundred of win dows and signs. Snow flurries and frcesing tem peratures followed in the wake of the gales which lashed Lake Mich igan into a fury and caused stornt warnings to be sent broadcast to mariners. In the downtown district the tall buildings acted as giant wind scoops, catching the gale and shooting it into the streets with such force that pe destrians were swept from their feet. Policeman Unhorsed. A mounted policeman, in one in stance, was blown from his horse while riding to the rescue of an over turned wagon. On one downtowu corner alone, seven wagons were overturned by the wind in less than two hours. Many automobile tops were swept from machines on Mich igan boulevard. Tonight the fire department was busy in many outlying sections clearing the streets of trees, snapped oh! or uprooted by the wind, fallen signs and electrical wires. . One boy was killed by a falling sign; a man died from injuries re ceived when he was struck by a tree, and another was fatally injured when he came into contact with an elec trical wire. Many Families Marooned. Cairo. III., April 19. The steamer Three States left here today for the Dog Tooth Bend district, between Cairo and Fayville. III., to administer aid to 150 negro families who arc re ported marooned by flood waters of the Mississippi river. Relief investi gators declared that several families are iu a famished condition. Food, tcuts and medicinal supplies have been loaded on the steamer. The more seriously ill refugees will be brought to Cairo after the marooned families have been moved to higher ground and 'supplied' with provisions and shelter. . . Swept by High Gale. Mcredosia. 111., April 19.-r-(By A. P.) Swept by a high gale from the we$t, levees on both, sides of .the Illinois ' river . a.t - this . point- were threatened with destruction this morning. .- .- - , i , Families have withdrawn from the McGee Creek drainage district, which covers territory 10 miles along the west bank of the river, and all hut a few families have fled from the Merc dosia Lake drainage district on the east bank. The protecting levees are among the largest along the entire river. Asks Federal Aid. Little Rock, Ark., April 19. An urgent appeal to the federal govern ment for an emergency appropria tion to be used in the fighting of flood waters of the Mississippi river in Arkansas was telegraphed to Washington today by Governor Mc Crae. 1 Wray Asks Support of Norton for Governor Lincoln, April 19. Progressive support of J; N. Norton for gover nor and other candidates friendly to progressive principles is urged in a statement ' made public . today by' Arthur G. Wray, announcing him self as candidate on the progressive ticket for United States senator. "National problems hold my in terest as well as state; I want to be gin the national contest now; I will make the campaign only as a pro gressive," said the statement. "How ever, my refusal'to accept endorse ment from otherparties should not effect progressive co-operation, witb other groups or candidates." Keep It Secret, Says Uni Student Getttirig License Roy Curtis, 22, student at the University of Nebraska and son of Roll Curtis, wealthy Tecumseh con tractor, took out a license yester day morning to wed Lola Hickcy, 19, Lincoln, graduate of St. Ursula convent, York, Neb. "Just leff Lincoln this morning," Curtis told "Cupid" Stubbendorf. "Of course this is not what you really would call an elopement, but please keep it secret." Curtis told Stubbendorf, that he and his intended bride had made up their minds jnst last night to get married. They will make their home in Lincoln. Curtis does not intend to quit school. A Bee "Want" Ad means a quick and satisfactory sale ATlantic 1000 17th and Farnam "Nothing Remarkable About Me, " Says Lady Astor in N. Y. Noted Visitor Smiles, Chats and Joshes at Steamer Docks. New York, April 19 Vivacious Lady Ator, milii! and chatting coiitiiiuoutly, and joshing tho? ui.out tier, arrived from I tag land aboard the steamship Olympic today on her way to Ksltimore, where she will address the Tan-American con ference of women. To greet Iad Astor native of Virginia, wife of a British peer and the rtr.t wonwi ever elected to the house of com monsscores of friends and admit crs gathered at the pier. As the Olympic steamed tip fie bay from quarantine she gave ic porters rljhing continents on all manner of tilings Lloyd George, flappers, prohibition, Margot, As quith, the labor situation, the Genoa conference, the servant problem and her own children six in number. "The only remarkable thing about me is my children,' she said, hold ing to the arm of Iter Inn-band. Vis count William Waldorf-Astor. "Lloyd George still has his head above water, and it's some head, too." Lady Astor said she wanted to make it clear thatvshe was not in Good Will Candidates Preparing for Contest Ten Entries Already .Conform to Requirements The Chosen Ones Will Carry Contribution to France as Members of Historical Delegation Nom ination for Alliance Is Made by Wire. Nominations for The Omaha Bee Good Will election'are now in order and will remain open until next Wednesday noon. Ten young women, representing tonic of the best business ability of two states, each with hosts of friends, who are lining up behind them for the election, have been nominated so far and, from all sec tions come reports of primaries, meetings of groups of men and wo men who are selecting one of their number to act as their representa tive. All Have Equal Chance. As there is absolutely no ballot ing before April 27, every girl or woman in the regions covered by the circulation of The Bee has an equal chance when properly nominated and. sponsored.- So get in the race today with your candidate. ' If you want to go to France , yourself get the signatures of two of your friends to 'vouch for you and send in your name; If you have a friend whom you would like to see take the trip see that her name is entered' early so that her friends will have an op-p-vtunity to know that she .is v the race. Miss Bertie Bonham of Beaver City enters the race as candidate of Beaver City. Miss Bonham .is 20, a graduate of Beaver City High school. She had a brother wlw was slain in the world war and is anxious to go over the ground where be gave his Supreme Court Asked to Modify Packer Decree California .Canneries Attack Recent 1 Injunction as . "Wholly Unfounded in Law or Fact." By The Atsoelaicd Prs. 1 Washington, April 19. Attacking the-government's recent injunction against the great meat packers as "a highly disastrous economic mis take and wholly unfounded in law of fact'.' the California Co-operative Canneries of San Francisco asked the district supreme court to vacate the decree or radically modify it. By eliminating the packers as dis tributors of groceries, fruits and other foodstuffs, the petition says, the grocers were enabled to place "retailers and consumers at their mercy and thus artificially keep up the price of food." Meanwhile, the petition alleges, the grocers have carried on "boycotts, reprisals and threats of coercion against any who sought to have, the injunction dis missed or modified. . The petition filed by Frank J. Hogan of this city as attorney for the California, canneries, asks that if the injunction be not dismissed, it be, modified to permit the pikers to restore to the producers of food stuffs their facilities of distribution, on a commission basis or "in som? other efficient way." The California canneries allege that before the injunction was is sued against Swift, Armour, Mprris, Wilson, Cudahy and others, they bad. as a co-operative organization of fruit growers, an annual business of $4,000,000 and a contract with Armour & Co., which has been en tirely destroyed by the injunction. The packers, ,the petition states, had neither a combination iu re straint of trade nora monopoly in connection with the sale of fruits and groceries. This, the petition stetes, did not exceed 4 or 5 per cent of all the like business in the country. The packers, prior to the injunc tion, the petition recites, "had built up the most modern, efficient, ex peditious and economical system of food distribution ever known in this or any other country" and t'f.e proper use of that system, it was repre sented, "would result in getting food commodities from producer to con sumers on terms most advantage ous to bo? 1 1 1 1 j ;rj ia T, .Vl I America on a miioii. She i lure, she said, because she received an in vitation to attend the convention at lrn la Tw. (aluma Tn.) life protecting the ideals that this country always stood for. ' Miss Lillian Schmidt of 3115 Creighton avenue, has been entered by her fellow employes at the Hard ing creamery and she is so popular among them that they state that she will secure one of the trips if their health and talking powers bold out during the voting period. Alliance Makes Nomination. Miss Irene Rice enters the contest as the candidate of The Alliance Times of Alliance. Neb. Miss Rice sent her nomination in by wire and' the Alliance Times has promised to tee that she is warmly supported. Everyone knows what serious re sults follow the lack of right diet lack of needful care, and lack of knowledge as to hows, whys and wherefores on the part of mothers. Clintcs and health stations abound throughout -this country, all design ed to improve the conditions sur rounding child life." " A worker of the American Com mittee for Devastated France, a trained and experienced nurse, found after the death of her own baby that the best service she could ren der was to the children and women who were paying so heavy a price for that evil of war, for which they wert in no way responsible. From the interest of this one wo man in the welfare of the mothers and babes of the village in which (Turn to Poy Four, Column On.) Bluffs Man Shot Dead by Wife's Former Husband Tragedy Follows Wedding Bells in Home of Divorcee Bride in Council '. . Bluffs. ' John B. Jacobson was shot to death shortly after noon yesterday by H. S. McAtee at 2009 Avenue D, Council Bluffs. Jacobson married McAtee's ' di vorced wife Tuesday. ( . The shooting followed an argu ment between the men, according to police. The tragedy was ! staged at the home of the divorcee-bride. ..' McAtee telephoned police: "There's been a shooting out here; you better rush an ambulance here right away." He threw away his gun, according to the police version, drove in his automobile to his place of work, the Christensen garage, 1S8 Broadway, where he left his car, and walked to police headquarters and surrendered himself. Police say McAtee told them he had repeatedly warned Jacobsen to keep away from his home and stop trying to part him and his wife. McAtee was a garage employe and Jacobson was, night foreman at the Rock Island roundhouse. Cut in Coal Shipping ' Rates to Omaha Delayed Washington, April 19. Reductions of rates on coal from mines i'l Oklahoma, Arkansas and contiguous territory to Omaha, Neb., and near by consuming points, proposed by southwestern railroads, were delayed today by the Interstate Commerce commission, which ordered the schedules given out by the railroads to become effective April 19 suspend ed until August 17: The action was taken, the commission's order said, to allow an investigation to deter mine which, unjust discrimination would result from the reductions. Des Moines Block Burned. 'Des Moines. Ia., April 19. Fire, of undetermined origin early today de stroyed the interior of the five-story Clapp block at Fifth and Walnut streets, A strong wind fanned the flames and for a time endangered the whole business district. The loss is estimated at more than $300,000. ' War Loans to Finance Yank Bonus IIoue I'lun in Kill Antirijiatei Huiiti(j Retfiuic Through Sale to l'uhlie of Hunds on Foreign Drht. Scheme Up to Senate l'hilad.-lphiu. I'a, Apnl W-Tbc luue of representatives in putting the soldier' bonus bill intended that the revenue to nuti ii should come from money Mcd this government by foreign nations, but refrained front making this public "because we did not want to appear t mortgage something not yet in our pontes moii." Representative Fordney of Michigan chairman of the boue ways and means committee, lat night told the Oscar II. timber pool 01 the American t.rclon. I "We look from foreign nations de mand obligation in exchange for about flO.tKHl.OOO.OiNl loaned them," he said. "The agreement was that at the cloe of the war the terms of these loans should be rearranged, the demand obligation to he ex changed for long term obligations, not to run, however, longer than the terms of the United State bonds by sale of which the money was ob tained by the government. "The intent of the house in pass ing the soldiers' bonus without pro vision in the bill for the raising of the funds to meet it was that the certificates to the soldiers should he met by the proceeds from the for eign loans. We intended that as soon as these long term foreign bonds are in our possession they shall be guaranteed by the United States government and sold to the American people and that the bonus shall be met with proceeds there from. We did not announce this, however, because we did not want to appear to mortgage something not yet in our possession. Now if the senate wou'- get a move on we could talk business." The insurance certificate which would be given by the government to the soldiers under the terms of the bill passed would amount to a government bond, Representative Fordney said. Language Law Upheld by State Supreme Court Decision Holda That Measure Does Not Interfere With Free Religious Worship or Instruction. Lincoln, April 19. The constitu tionality of the Recd-Norval lan guage law. - which prohibits the teaching of the German language in public, private, ' parochial and de nominational schools until the pupil bas passed the eighth grade, was up he id by the Nebraska supreme court today as a reasonable exercise of the state's police power. Judge Flansburg sets out in the opinion that the so-called dead lan guages are not affected by the spirit of the act. The court holds that the Reed Norval law does not interfere with free religious worship or instruction, nor deprive any person of life, lib erty or property without due process of law, nor withhold from anyone the equal protection of the laws. The opinion- was written by Judge Flans burg, who wrote the opinion uphold ing the Siman law in the Meyer :ase. Four other judges concur, Chief Justice Morrissey dissents. Judge Letton did not sit in the case. The opinion .dissolves an injunc tion issued against the governor, at torney general and county attorney of Platte county and reverses the opinion of District Judge Button, which created the injunction by holding the law constitutional, but excluding parochial schools from the scope pf the law. y - : ' Big Smoke Stack Falls on Crowded Iowa School Clinton, April 19. Of the approx imately 335 children in the Irving school at 11:45 o'clock today, all but two-' are believed to have escaped when the big brick smokestack was wrecked by the .high wind and crashed the full length of the central hall. - At once the fire department, street department, school employes and hundreds of citizens - searched the ruins for Maxine Fife, who was waiting in the hall for her little sis ter. . Marvin Hill was taken to the hos pital badly bruised. Bandits, 12 to 14 Years Old, Confess to Shooting Girl Springfield, 111.. April 19. A quartet of youthful bandits, 12 and 14 years of age, were taken into cus tody by police today. They con fessed the shooting Friday night of Susie Metz, and said they had start ed out that night to snatch pocket books, to obtain money for a buggy ride on Sunday. Miss Metz refused to 'drop her pocketbook, they said, so they shot. her. v Act Would Regulate Names . Given Bahi3 in Norway London, April 19. The Norwegian government has submitted a bill to parliament which proposes that all children who are born after it comes into operation shall be given a regu lar family name. Christian names," the bill declares, must not be used as family names. Parents will be forbidden to give llicir children names in bad tast Web-Footed liable Mixed Vp When Sent Home From llonpltnl Montreal, April 19 A touple of '-year-old bW who got nustd up in a hospital lour months axo and havt since been living in .ihe wrong houuhulds, without either mother realising it. were piopcdy redistributed ytsteiday. The babes, Panty Pyk and Myrtle Bartlett. toth web-looted, were given lo the wrong muilttt ' en the.r recovery (mm ti phthrru, Pansy is fair and My rite is dark and while the parents now say they had their doubts all along, it was not until a third mother brgsn an investigation today at the hotpiul that the mistake wss revealed. Breakup of Genoa KcoHomie Parley Thought Averted German) Kxiet tod t Hi iuuiii in Conference De-pile l)i liarnient From Deliliern lions uu Itiiii-i. Genoa. April 19. (By A. P.)-Dr. Walter Kathenau. the German for eign minister, conferred with Prime Minister Lloyd George of Great Bri tain. Foreign Minister Tchitcherin of Russia today regarding the barr ing of the Germans from the Russian commission of the conference. The Germans probably will . submit a formal reply tonight to the allied note on this subject. Paris, April 19. Andre Tardieti to day served official note on Premier I'dincare that he would present an interpellation in the chamber as soon as it reconvened upon the "measures the government intends to "lake in tlie face of menace to France as con stituted by the. German-RiKsian treaty.' t Conference Saved. Genoa, April 19.-(Uy A. P.) The Genoa conference apparently has been saved. For the last two days it has been tottering on the edge of collapse, due to indignation of some of the more important lead ers over the action of the Germans Genoa, April 19. It is not im possible, says the Lavora, that, owing to the complications that have arisen from the Russo-Ger-inan treaty, Premier Lenine of soviet Russia may come to Genoa himself and submit to the con ference and to the world the situation in Russia. It says hi will uphold the necessity for re construction of Russia in the in terest of construction of Europe. and Russians in secretly concluding a treaty covering the principal and most delicate points under consid eration by the conferees. To Proceed With Work. Now, however, the delegates arc to go forward with their work, but the Germans are barred from par ticipating in all deliberations con cerning the Russian question. This penalty was laid down ift a note of censure to the Berlin delegation yes terday after consideration of the sit uation by representatives of the five inviting powers and in the little en tente. "Whilst the conference was sitting and whilst Germany was represented on the commission and subcommis sion charged with the negotion, of European peace with Russia," said the note, "the German representa tives on that commission have be hind the backs of their colleagues concluded in secret a treaty with (Turn to Pate Two, Column Fire.) Administration Forces Win Elecjions in S. D. Sioux Falls, S. D., April 19. City elections in South Dakota today were characterized by victories f.or administration forces' in the princir pal cities. At Mitchell, Dr. E. V. Bobb was re-elected mayor over the Rev. J. B. Reese, a retired Congre gatiorialist minister, a laoor candi date, Bobb's majority was 881 and the total 'Mitchell vote 3,169, the largest ever polled. . At Watertown B. N.eHagna was re-elected mayor over S. S. Lock hart by a majority' of 164. The elec tion there closed a hot contest over a city electric light and power plant. Hagna defended the city plant. I At Aberdeen W. G. Bicklehaupt led in the race for city commission er, with John Cavanaugh second. As he did not have a majority of the votes cast, another election for the office will be held Tuesday be tween , Bicklehaupt and Cavanaugh, James Robertson was re-elected mayor of Madison on a platform en dorsing the present commission form of government, as opposed to the aldermanic system. J. R. Dalton was elected mayor of Coonsocket. , .- ! Blizzard in Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn., .April 19. Bliz zard conditions, which rnvpreH vir tually the entire state with snow, .1 f . '.. . . 1 r., prevailed in Minnesota toaay. 1 ne fall ranged from one inch in- the southern oart of the state to six inches in the northern part. The Weather Forecast. Thursday fair and warmer. Hourly Temperatures. 5 a s. m. . ..81 ! 1 p. ..811 I S p. 7 a. m H m. in . m . .31 :t p. ..84 . .St . .87 . .40 p. 5 p. p. 10 m. . . 11 a. nt. 12 noon.. p. .48 8 p. m. Highest Wednesday., Cheynno 52-Pu'bla Pnv'enpon iM IUiuJ niy. Dpnver SO Salt Luke. . len Alniiii. .. . . .4H: Snnla Vp... DoriRo City G2! Shfridun Lamlrr 54 Sioux e"ll".. Morth Plane i Cole Fails ilo Testify ;al His Trial j)er f I'awithroker llalm j CalU Si Witnee for l)e I feue hut Hefusea to Co j on Stand lliuixelf. Case to Go to Jury Today j The inmi hti rails limir!( Otto Col? in In prc-r-nt prcdicamr nl, who hrt been idouilird lite- robber ol ever.tl Omaha place and is inw on J trial lor ibe murder of Harry Hahn j merchant. 4N South Tenth Mreei, I March JH. calmly announced shortly i.iinr S vrMrrday altiriitHMi: " I he defetue re!." ' ! The great rrowd, jamming everv jr.it and available foot of standing . room 111 the l.ig court reom stirred j with aitoiiiohnteiit, and with difsp. 1 tMtmlmrtit. j "lie ha-n'l gone 01 the wittiest Island himw-lf. He iut going on at all. tlie v.lii-prrs went erounn. Refuses To Take Stand. Indeed, lite accused who hat been acting as his own lawyer and conducting the mot unusual trial to the history of the district court, had closed hi cae without himself tak ing the witness stand to snpport his plea of self-defense.. His whole "cae" wa the questioning of s witnesses who gave unimportant tes timony. . r It had been an, tpen question whether or not he would take tha witness stand. If he did so, he could tell his story of what happened when he and Hahn were alone m I latin's store at the time Hahn was killed. But, on the other hand, he would also expose himself and the whole record of his life to the cross-examination of County Attorney Abel V. Shotwcll. In hi decision not to take the stand. Cole acted as a good criminal lawyer might have advised him to act. Arguments to Be Made Today. The trial came to such a sudden close that Judge Leslie had not pre pared his instructions to the jury. As it was believed Cole might also waive his argument to the jury it was decided .to postpone arguments until 9 this morning. Chief Deputy County Attorney Coffey will open for the state and will be followed by Cole for the de fense. County Attorney Shotwcll will close. The general belief is that Cole will attempt by argument to con vince the jury that he killed in sell defense. Arguments are supposed, however, to be confined to comment upon testimony given under . oath during the trial. . " ' May Go to Jury by Noon. The case should be in the hands of the jury by noon today. County Attorney Shotwcll said he would not argue long because in his opinion the defense has presented nothing to argue about. No testi mony has been given to combat the state's charge of murder or to sup port Cole's claim of self-defense. Cole's repute as a shrewd lawyer suffered a good deal in his handling of his own defense yesterday after- (Turn to Pais Two, Column One.) Death Penalty ; Imposed on King Convict Who Killed Guartl M Die in Electric Chair on June 9. Lincoln, April JO, The conviction and sentence of death imposed upon James B. King, convict, for. stabbing j to death Hobert Taylor, a gnard at r the state prison in April, 1921, was confirmed today by the Nebraska au- . preme court, and the date of death fixed at June 9 in the electric, chair. The court denied an appeal through by attorneys for King. ' The judgment of the district court ofv Lancaster county is affirmed in all things. Justice Dean wrote the opinion with all associates concur ring. The time of electrocution may be set any time between the hours ibf 10 a. ni. and 4 p. m., June 9, ac . cording to the opinion. Bankers Seek Reduction ';' of Taxes for Bad Debts Lincoln, . April 19. (Special.) -From the fact that many bankers have written him asking whether they will be allowed to make deduc tions covering contemplated losses; from bad debts when making as sessment returns, State Tax Com missioner Osborne thinks that a con certed movement has been inspired by the officers of the state bankers association to secure official sanction ,for such deductions. Mr. Osborne holds that no definite item can be figured as an offset to & bank's assessment. No allowance can be made under that head, he says, unless the losses claimed are actually charged off on the books of the bank. Veteran Railroad Engineer ' Mysteriously Disappears Alliance, Neb., April 19. -(Special. 1 C. H. Roekev. fit. veteran' lutiiudu cHKiiicci, ocis uccn missing from his home here since April 15. He piloted a passenger train into Alliance from Ravenna and after getting breakfast and changing clothes at his home, disappeared and no trace of lias been found. He is the oldest engincr in point of ser vice on the Alliance division, this being his 34th year for the Burling ton. He has lived in Alliance" 22 years and for 18 years has handled a passenger engine between Alliance and Ravenna .'