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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL M NO. 4C. Iilnt m tmm tltm mutm M IMt. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNINtJ, APRIL 30, 1922. II wll UH Mn, 111 - II.M, ik Mk mm. ' MmwiU tmtt w M , tiJt tMv . I. F1VB CENTS U. S. Keacly to Discuss Allied Debt Union Pacific Cand Mate Takes Lead in Trip-to-France Contest Probe Into Ex-Chief of Prospecting Oil r .eases Tammany Hall Is Dead V.Ufi liVniii Vi-idav'a Wlnnl Hrnnc in Cntnml Piini , When Miss Donn Procures 2,500 Votes Miss .A.uA Wl O'Rrien Retains Third Position. I UCI Cll Negotiation Will He Opened With Nation Involved Looking to Funding Conference , $11,500,00000 Is Due By GRAFTON S. WILCOX. Oman IW Mir. Washington. April 29. The United Slates government, alter prolonged ridgy, it ready to tit around a table with tlie representatives of foreign nations which owe it $11,500,000,000 in principal and interest to discuss the funding war debt. I'p to thin time this great obliga tion lias merely been acknowledged by the debtor nation. It lias never been placed in the form of obliga tions or securities. Now the government i going to get down to the task of whipping the huge debt into shape for proper handling. The task is variously re- icrreq in as tne " 'funding or the "re funding" of the debts. It has been placed by congress in the hands of a commission which is known as the World War Foreign Debt commis sion. 1 Ins commission has just been organized, following continuation by the senate of the nominations of .Senator Reed Snioot, Utah, and Rep resentative Theodore Burton, Ohio, as members who. with Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, Secretary of State Hughes and Secretary of Com merce Hoover, constitute the com mission. Negotiations already have been in stituted with Great Britain, the largest debtor. As rapidly as possi , hie negotiations with the other debtor nations will be opened. To Use Diplomatic Channels. Preliminary steps in each case will be negotiated by the commission with each of the big debtor governments through regular diplomatic channels, but eventually the larger nations ex pect to send commissions of fiscal experts and government officials to Washington to complete the fund ing operations. The World War Foreign Debt commission has established offices in the Treasury building, and haa chosen as its secretary Elliott Wads . worth, assistant secretary of the treas-ut-r 1 1 i thm mirnnse of the com missioners to make an exhaustive jaUMkof the conditions existing in aH tlis. t.lttirjfcijidhtor to the Uuitc,d - Males, wlio.e ieiis imiiw now ue refunded. This means that the com missioners will seek to determine the -V ability of each nation to pay and that they will.be guided very largely by the results of the investigation in ar riving at the terms of settlement. They will seek to learn the financial status of the nations, their obliga tions outside those held by the United States, their taxes and their ability to pay more taxes; what they are do ing with their revenues today; the prospects of conditions becoming bet ter or worse. ,, , Interest Is Billion. ' The obligations of the foreign gov ernments are of four sources those held for advances made under the various Liberty bond acts, $9,434, 774,829.24; those received from the secretary of war and the secretary - of the navy on account of sales of surplus war materials, $574,673,710. 21; those received from the Ameri- (Turn to Face Two, Column One.) , Ex-Pastor Accused of Medicine Practice Nebraska City, Neb., Aprif 29. (Special.) Fred B. Williams, for mer pastor of the Baptist church of this city, charged on three com plaints with illegal practice of medi cine, was confined in the county jail for an hour while bail was being arranged. The former minister alleges that his arrest was caused by spite worts, on the part of officials. He is charged with the practice of medicine on George Stephenson, a paralytic. It is alleged that Steph enson paid Williams more than $200 for services. Several packages of salt, etc., retailed at a rather high price, according to the marks on them, were taken as evidence. Notice of $10,000 Suit ' Against Beatrice Is Given Beatrice, Neb., April 29. (Special Tl.rfMm S Atrnrneve " fnr Tohn Cook announced that they would file suit in district court tne nrst 01 me week against the city of Beatrice for einnnn w th tn of his son. Rob ert,' 9, who was killed last August by coming in contact with a live wire. Negligence and carelessness on the part of the city in maintaining its lines on the street where the acci dent occurred will be charged. Brother-in-Law of Slain Circus Man Held in Killing Burlington, N. J., April 29. Harry C. Mohr, brother-in-law of John T. Brunen, circus owner, who was shot and killed on March 10 in his hccie at Riverside. N. J., was arrested to day in Lamden, N. J., in connection with the killing. Charged With Murder. Mount Holly, N. J.. April 29. A confession alleged to have been made by Charles M. Powell that he had been hired by Harry C Mohr, brother-in-law of John T. Brunen, circus owner, to do away with ithe circus man, was given out today by countv authorities. On the strength of Powell's statement, Mohr and Powell, who are under arrest, have been formally eftarged with the mur der of Brunen in the latter's home on March 10. i. fAXUIDATKS. Nellie It. Donn F.Ha Feint ki.thrine O'llrirn Ktiiubeth Pare Anna McNamara r.lizjbetti Kaulniatin Irrne Rice ,, I'uhcr liraudr Mrs. Attncs Hall.. Myrtle M. Wood.. Gladys Hitchcock., Florence Compson (irace Trott i.-..i. tiiim t wl,s. ...., Mrs. Paul Kigdon "rare r.nuer...., Florence Anderson Mi Nellie B. Donn, candidate of the Union Pacific in The Omaha lice Good Will Contest, held lirt ulace at the clo.se of voting yrMrrday. She moved op from second osi lion, displacing Miss Ella Fciin. can didate of the McCord-llradv com pany employes, by depositing $250 in the Omaha National bank before the close of banking hours at noon yesterday. In behalf of Miss Kathrine O'Brien, representing Burlington em ployes. $104.80 was deposited on the second day of the election and she retains third place in the race. Crinnell Candidate Gains. The only other change in the line up came when Miss Elizabeth I'ace, Grinnell college candidate, moved from sixth to fourth place with a Saturday deposit of $81. All of the candidates, their mana gers and workers were kept so busy yesterday morning with the pre liminary arrangements for their cam paigns that several different groups failed to get to the bank at all with: the money representing the day's re- Democrats Hold Peace Meeting; Bryan Speaker All Factions of Party Gather Round Banquet Tahle in ' Effort to Win Back Offices. Lincoln. April 29. (Special Tele gram.) Strange bedfellows gather ed here tonight for the admitted ob ject -of .political .inexpediency, wben- William Jennings "Bryan addressed wet, dry and "middle ot tne roan democrats at a banquet at the Grand hotel. Arthur Mullin, leader of the. wets and anti-language law element, sat beside "Brother Charlie" Bryan, former leader of the drv element Throughout , the dining room, 250 democratic leaders of opposite wings of the party ate together and claimed they could forget, for the sake of seeing democrats in office again, charges of hypocrasy," "tools of the brewers," and "messengers of Wall street," with which they have Brand ed each other in bygone days. Most conspicuous for their, popu larity were John H. Morehead, for mer governor and candidate for con gress in the Second district, and Warden W T. Fenton, mentioned as a candidate for governor in the event the attempt to make "Brother Charlie" Bryan the fusion candidate for governor failed. Third party scouts were in evi dence. They included Arthur G. Wray, candidate for the United States senate; J. H. Edmisten, chair man: T. N. Norton, candidate for governor, and F. L. Bollen, candir date tor attorney general. Dan Butler of Omaha, democratic candidate for governor, was an early arrival. . ' P. L. Hall, -chairman, stated that he intended to introduce leaders of warring factions. , - - ',1 want everyone to get the bile off his stomach," Hall said, "that will get a united democracy." , J. N. Norton was called on first. Norton said high taxes was primar ily the fault of the state administra tion. ' '. '' John H. Morehead was the next speaker. Morehead said Bryan first induced him to be an office seeker years ago. "I've been running ever since," Morehead said. Morehead asserted the liquor question was set tled. He said, if elected to congress, he would voU to sustain the Vol stead Act as it stands tpday. Three Children Bnrned to Death on Oregon Ranch ' Bend, Ore., April 29. Three chil dren, Mildred and Eunice Bergstrom 13 and 10, and George Livesly. their cousin, 4, were burned to; death yes terday at the ranch home of W. L. Bergstrom near Deschutes- in a fire that started in an incubator. Berg strom and his wife are in a hotel suf fering from burns. There is some interesting news in the "Want" Ad. section today - 17th and Farnam ; ATlantic 10OO 1'revinu Total. 2MS ,,8iti 1.47.1 I..W1O ,4mi in) t,4:i v". cut aaiiirnav. ote f Jill 00 5.155 ,.80f J.S.I J.UA 1.4INI Kill IKI JlKl UHI UNI UNI UNI UNI UK) UHI 100 104 M Kl 00 1INI Km JIHI UNI imi UNI loo UNI UHI I0U milts. Thii was permissible owing to the rule of the routed, which gives the candidates 4H hours in which to bank moneys collected. Kepresentatives of the livestock in tcrests of south Omaha who are backing Miss F.hzahcih Kaufmann as their candidate for the Trip-to- France, held a luncheon meeting yes terday 111 the Livestock hxcliange building, and enthusiastically assured their representative ol the certainty of her election. At this luncheon Mr. W. B. Tagg presided and introduced to the as sembled chairmen of the committee and subcommittees present Mrs. J J. McMullen and Mrs. Howard Bald rige, members of the local commit tee for Devastated France, who are actively directing the election throughout the Omaha district. Describes Stricken Area. Mrs. Baldrige, told of the condi tions in the war stricken area of France which the American commit mittee has undertaken to improve in (Turn to ! Sine, Column Nix.) Omaha Center of "Star" Air Mail Routes Urged Business Men Willing to Pay Extra Postage for Quick Service, House Body Told. Washington, April 29. Business men generally would be willing to pay extra postage on air mail pro vided quick and certain , delivery, could be "guaranteed, "representatives of the Aeronautical ' Chamber ot Commerce, the Merchants' Associa tion of New York, and other or ganizations contended today before the house postoffice committee. The Stcenerson bill, under which the postmaster general would be au thorized to provide "star routes" through the sky, was up for hearing. .A careful investigation by the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, said Luther J. Bell, showed that the big demand was for service between these and other points: New York and Chicago; Omaha. Kansas City , to Galveston, Tex.; Kansas City to Chicago; Kansas City to St. Louis, and Kansas City to New York, all direct; Los An geles and San Francisco;. Spokane and Seattle, and Spokane and Port land. ; . One of the most useful routes sug gested, Mr. Bell said, was a route from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Lake Charles, La., via . Omaha, establishing a fast north' and south connection with gulf and South American steamship lines. The Steenerson bill would fix the first-class rate of postage on air mail at not less than 6 cents fpr each ounce or fraction, and would au thorize the postmaster general to contract with companies for trans portation of first-class mail by air craft at a rate not exceeding 2 mills per pound per mile and, mail, other than first-class, at a rate not exceed ing Yi mill per pound per mile. Lincoln Couple Seek to Have Baby Returned Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) When the stork delivered baby No. 3 at the home, of Fred Dolezal 10 weeks ago, papa and mamma . said "too much," and, it. is claimed, gave the baby to Mr. and Mrs. William Hammond, a childless couple. ' Mrs. Hammond was a war bride, coming to Lincoln from Paris. Since giving the baby away, pros perity, then a stranger at the Dolezal home, has put in an appearance and they want the .baby back. , They ap pealed to the district court. This morning Mrs. Hammond car ried the baby into a court room. - I am so lonely, she said, over here so far from Paree and ze baby ez so cute, it makes me happy, pleese let me take it." The judge took the case under ad visement. The Hammonds showed a signed baby transfer made by the Dolezals before a notary public. Newspaper Man Held in Taylor Murder Released Los Angeles, April 29. Honore C. Connette, newspaper man of Texas. California and Hawaii, taken into custody recently upon his arrival at San FVancisco from Hilo, T. H., be cause of statements credited to hip and indicating unusual knowledge of the murder -of William Desmond Taylor, film director, here February 1, was released from the county jaii last night. The district attorney's office stated it was convinced neither Connette nor a motion picture actor said to have been brought into the case by purported statements of the news paper man had any connection with the murder. peltate Adopt Resolution for Inetigatiou of Charge. A g a i n t Secretaries Ut'itby ami Fall. illions Are Involved ftmalia ltr Imm4 lf. Wellington, April 29, The senate today ordered thorough investigation of the charges that Secretary of the Interior Fall and Secretary of the Navy Dcuby have turned the naval I oil retrrvei with an entiiuaied value 1 running into billions of dollars, over to favored intcreMi for private ex ploitation. I By unanimous vote, the kenate adupicd the resolution of Senator ; L Follette, Wisconsin, which pro-I vided for the inquiry. The La Fol- I lcttc resolution is a double-headed measure. In the firt place, it di-J rccn 1 11c secretary 01 me interior 10 send to the senate all leases, data and papers of all kinds related to the leasing of the naval reserves, and 111 tlio second place it instructs the feu atc committee on public lands to be. gin at once, an investigation of the entire subject, "with particular refer ence to the protection of the rights and equities of the government and the preservation of its natural re sources." Amendment Adopted. At the suggestion of Senator Poin dexter, Washington, member of the naval affairs committee, an amend ment was adopted calling upon the secretary of the interior for informa tion concerning the reported drilling of wells on private lands adjacent to the oil reserves. The Interior de partment claims that it leased the' oil reserves because there was danger of the fields being drained by wells on adjoining property. Adoption of the La Follette resolu tion was no surprise, but the unan imous character of the vote was somewhat unexpected. Advocates of the resolution declared that the unanimous vote clearly indicated how grave the senate considered the charges made against the secretary of the interior and the secretary of the navy. Vice President Coolidge laid be fore the senate a copy of the Teapot Dome lease sent to him by the In terior department The contract is signed by Secretary Fall, Secretary Dcnhy and H. F. Sinclair, president of the Mammoth Oil company. The S!-lfi,lfer(rf G. O.P- Mem-- Opponents of the transaction say vfciMU 1. IU OM JJLI Hill, that the 50 per cent royalties will be few. . , . . . . f Hitchcock Shocked. In today's debate, Senator Hitch cock, Nebraska, declared that the leasing of the naval reserves con stituted a "radical change of policy" and came as a distant surprise to those who were under the impression that the conservation policy was fix ed by law which could not be chang ed, except by act of congress. "I am shocked," said Senator Hitchcock, "that in the administra tion two departments of the govern ment should apparently conspire secretly, without any notice to the public or any, advice to congress, to throw them open to private ex ploitation." ' Senator Borah, , Idaho, declared that the, existing leasing law opened the way for the leasing of the oil re serves and "unless it was radically changed the public could not be pro tected." senator Hitchcock there upon declared that congress should get busy and amend the leasing law witnout delay. - . 1 Senator Poindexter told the sen ate that there was considerable dan ger of the draining of the oil from the California reserves and that millions of barrels already had been lost there. Senator La Follette insisted that this was true of only a portion of the reserves and that the Teapot Dome reserve, which is located in Wyoirj ing, "was as safe from drainage, as if it were in an iron basin." Scores Denby and Fall. Senator Hitchcock scored Secre tary Denby and Secretary. Fall for negotiating the leases in secret. "Con tracts have been let to faxored cor porations," he said, "and the public is not informed of it until the trans action is closed." ' Senator King, Utah, assailed the leasing bill. "It promotes scandal,' he said. It is an impediment to proper and legitimate development and it should be modified, if not re pealed." Senator Lodge, Massachusetts, re; oublican leader, took issue with dem ocratic senators when they undertook to claim for tho Wilson administra tion all the credit for conserving navy oil. ' ..'' "Secretary Daniels made a staunch fight," he said, "but don't overlook the fact that the senate naval af fairs committee had something to do with stopping the raids on the Cali fornia fields." Tecumseh Postmaster Resigns to Move to Omaha Tecumseh, Neb., April 29. (Spe cial.) Frank Allen, deputy post master at Tecumseh, has resigned the oosition and he will go to Omaha to accept a position in the office of his father, A. B. Allen, col lector of internal revenue for Ne braska. The change will be made early in May. L. C. Knsier will take the deputy postniastership, and Harry Livingston wilt take Mr. Kuster's place.' The Allen family Is located in Omaha. A daughter. Miss Muriel Allen, attends the state uni versity at Lincoln. Files as Democrat Lincoln. April 29. (Special.) James Pearson of Moorefield today filed as a candidate for lieutenant governor on the democratic ticket. i . lip RICH BEFORE. Bonus Bill to Go to Senate Within Week or 10 Days hers of .Finance Committee ; Now Favors Retention of Bank Loan Provision. Washington, ; April 29. Such changes as are made in the house soldiers' bonus bill by the senate finance committee will be compara tively unimportant, according to in dications. ' . - Senator McCumber, North Dakota, chairman of the committee, favors adhering to the general plan of the house bill in order to get it througn with the least difficulty. Treasury officials have not yet submitted addi tional data which was requested by the committee and until this is avail able final, action will not be taken. It is expected that the bill will be reported to the senate within a week or 10 days. Senator McCumber said today that while there will be a few minor changes, he believes that the repub licans will rcpor'. a modificatior of he house bill and that a long delay in conference will be avoided. According to the present prospect, the bill will not include any financing provision, the present law giving the treasury authority to issue additional certificates of indebtedness if funds are needed before interest of prin cipal of the foreign debt becomes available. The sentiment of republican mem bers of the committee now appears to be definitely in favor of the reten tion of the bank loan provision of the house bill or something quite similar. . - Railroads Offer Books for Use of County Assessors Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) W. H. Osborne, state tax commissioner, sent letters to railroad heads operat ing in Nebraska, asking that they in struct station agents to permit asses sors to pore through books in order to learn who owned the live stock in railroad yards on April 1. Osborne declared that many agents had re fused assessors access to the books. WHERE TO FIND; The Big Features of " THE SUNDAY BEE PART, ONE. High School Champion . Tage S. PART TWO. Society and New for Vfnnwn Page 1 to 6. Editorial Comment Pae 8. "Slater Anne," Blue Ribbon hort tory by Henry Kitchell Webster Pace . "The Romance of b Million Dollars." first Installment ot aerial by KUzabeth Dejean Page 10. "The Wanted Man," final install ment of Harris Dickson aerial Pas 11. . Shopping; with Polly Pace 13.. Amusements Pa ires IS, 14 and IS. "The Married Life of Helen and Warren" Page It. 'Hanpyland," and Hour ot Pleasure for the Children Pago IS. PART THREE.' Sports Newa and Features Page 1 and t. Of Especial Interest to Motorists Pages 4 and S. Musle ews Page 6. For I.lve Boys of Omaha Page 6. Beat Estate and Builders News Page 7. Market and Financial , Page S and 9. Want Aria Page 9. IS and 11. Senatorial Aspirant Would Serve People X"" Jfc; w Frank John of Grand Island, grand counsellor of the United Commer cial Travelers and chairman of the legislative committee of Travelers' Protective association, who is a can didate for republican nomination for United States . senator, has an nounced that the principal object of his entering the senatorial race is a "long cherished ambition to assist restoration of the government to the people, . for service to the people rather than to serve influential classes." "Human freedom consists in per fect adjustment of human interests, human activities and human ener gies," said Mr. John. "Don't deceive yourselves for a moment as to the power of the great interests which now dominate our development. They are so great that it is almost an open question whether the gov ernment of the United States can control them. , "Go one step farther. let them make their organized powers per manent and it may be too late to turn them back. I believe in indus trial liberty as I believe in life it self." , i t Fraud Alleged in Randolph Election Randolph, Neb., April 29. (Spe cial.) A 'formal petition, contesting the election of G. I. Reed as coun cilman of the Second ward here, was filed in the county court at Hartington. Charles Howell, the defeated candidate, field the petition, alleging fraud on the part of the judges in closing the polls at 7 and later reopening them until 8, admit ting 17 additional voters. Howell was leading Reed at 7, but the lat ter votes swung the tide for Reed. Hearing of the charge was set for May 4. The Weather , Forecast Sunday partly cloudy and warmer. Hourly Temperatures. S a. m ..4 a. m 44 p. m ? p. m . . . . . 3 p. m..... 4 p. m 5 p. m. . . p. Rl 7 p. m. ... 1 a. m 44 . . ..R4 ..6.1 ,.M ..4 ..1 a. a. , .. ...4 ...53 H. a. 11 a .51 13 noon... .60 Traveling Men Oppose Federal Rail Control Resolution Asks Abolishment of Two Agencies Omaha Selected as 1923 Meet ing Place. Columbus, Neb.. April 29. (Sdc cial.) Taking the position that fed eral regulation of railroad and Das senger rates has earoached to un warrented extent upon the rights ol the state railway commissions, the 1 ravelers Protective association state convention adopted a resolu tion calling upon President Harding and the . Nebraska delegation in congress to exert every effort pos sible to abolish the national labor board created by the Esch-Cummins act and the inter-state commerce commission. By adopting the report framed last December by the hotel com mittee, Karl Schrntt of Kearney, chairman, the , association virtually signed an armistice with the hotel men of the state in the battle for the reduction of hotel rates. The com mittee report recommended that agi tation by the -organization for fur ther reduction of hotel rates be abandoned at this time, as the com mittee was convinced that the hotel men, as a whole, were making every effort to put thffr rates as low as consistent with good business judg ment. .' Hotel Man Talks. . I. A. Medlar, secretary of the Northwestern Hotel association, and also secretary of the Nebraska as sociation, arrived from Omaha after the hotel committee's report had been adopted and addressed the con vention briefly! from the hotel men's standpoint. ' He submitted the facts and figures to show why it had been impossible to reduce hotel rates to the 1914 level, gave assurance that every . effort . was beihft made to bring the rates down as rapidly as business conditions would permit and urged closer co-operation and better understanding between the traveling men and hotel men. . . New Officers Named. The new officers are: president, S. C. Lathen, Grand Island: vice presidents, first, H. A. Webbert, Kearney, second, C. M. Looney, Al liance; third, A.. J. Spain, Nebraska City; fourth, Milton Watt, Omaha; fifth, E. E. Zimmerman, Fairbury. Directors Two-year terra, O. H. Wohl Ford, Omaha; N. Stanley Brown, Omaha; L. N. St. John, Kearney; Lee Martyn, Fremont. E. V. Austin, Lincoln; one-year terms:' George E. Begerow, Omaha: Eafi O. Eager, Lincoln; C. E. Doughty. Norflok; T. B. Tully, Hastings. Committee chairmen: railroad. W. C. Alexander, Omaha: legislative, Frank John, rand Island; press, James H. Stine, Omaha; employ ment, L. L. Kurtz, Lincoln, hotel, Karl Schmidt, eKarney: good roads and public utilities, George F. Wolr, Fremont. The list of ' delegates to the na tional convention as reported by the various posts was approved by the convention. By "unanimous vote, the conven tion accepted an invitation to hold its 1923 convention in Omaha. 178 War Veterans Die Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) The Grand Army of the Republic has lost 178 members through death in the last year, according to reoorts com piled by Adjut. Gen. Harmon Bross.j Richard Ookrr, Political MBo" in New York Many Year, Puri Away at Hit Dublin Home. Acquired Great Wealth Br Tfc AssorUtrd PrMs. New York. April 29. Richard Croker, formerly Tammany chieftain in New York, died at his home in Ireland today, according to a cable gram received by Thomas F. Smith, rxcrctary of Tammany hall, from Mrs. Croker. The cablegram, dated in Dublin at 4. Mi p. m., gave no details, saying only: "Mr. Croker pased away sud denly." . Dublin, April 29.-Tlie death of Richard Croker, former leader of Tammany hall in New York is an nounced by the Sunday Indepen dent. He died at 3:30 this afternoon at his residence here, after a brief illness. Ruled For Nina Years. Under the leadership of Richard Wclstead Croker, Tammany Hall be came one of the most efficient and successful political machines that ever existed in the United States. It was under his leadership also that public condemnation was visited upon the organization in unstinted measure for the alleged unscrupulous manner in which it was conducted. For nine years Croker's masterly hand abso lutely dominated New York city's democratic organization and during that time Tammany was invariably victorious at the polls. From a poor Irish immigrant boy, none too well educated, he forced himself by courage and self aggres sion and by political tactics that sub jected him to extreme public critic ism, into the leadership first of one of New York city's gangs, then into numerous city offices and eventually into the leadership of Tammany Hall where he came in contact and deal ings with many of the leading financiers and business men of the city.. He was rewarded by the accumu lation of great wealth, the source of which was never exactly known by the public. "Where did he get it!" as once the question of the hour in New York; but Croker never an swered it. n Spent Money Lavishly. He spent his money lavishly in. 'maintaining a -magnificently"'' fui" nished home in Mew York, a stocU farm in New York state, and in purchasing a half interest in the famous Belle Mead stock farm near Nashville. Tenn. . He invested hun dreds of thousands of dollars in race horses and in maintaining a racing stable in England. While seeking and winning honors on the British turf he first occupied a fine home at Wantage, England.' and aft erward purchased his present home (Turn to Par Nine, Column Two.) Methodist Conference in Session at Laurel Laurel, Neb., April 29. (Special.) The Norfolk district conference of the Methodist Episcopal church con vened in annual session at this pjarc. Over 113 delegates registered. Dr. E. M. Furman, district superintend ent.'was in charge. District Evang elist Roy A. Richmond had charge of the music. Dr. Furman stated that 816 con versions had been reported to him from the different charges in the district during the year. Addresses were delivered by Revs. W. I.. Philiey, G. M. Bing and W.: 11. Shoaf. At the evening session tha address, "Militant Methodism and a Waiting World," was delivered bv Bishop Homef C. Stuntz of Omaha, resident bishop. Dr. R. E. Gornall of Chicago, Mrs. Olin Cady, 12 years a mission ary in China, Dr. A. W. Martin, just returned from China; Prof. Ryle of Nebraska Wesleyan university. Rev. Rex. Moe of the Philippine Islands, Dr. Shaw of Chicago, Dr. Harry Farmer of New York anei Dr. C. C. Cissell of Omaha also spoke. Minor Gerrard, Clinton Swindel, D. A. Lakin and Mrs. A. V. Scott were granted license to preach. The following preacher had their license renewed: C. B. Piersol, J. Ashton, Fred Lindberg, rtruiur Kooens, ucorge f. Knot:, E. E. Mason, R. H. Long, W. L. Philiey. C. E. Brittain, Adelbert Jeep, Glen Reed, C. Garlock, E. T. Bennett. Z. M. Bressler, Mrs. W. S. Saunders,' E. W. Nye, James Garvey and W. R. S. Anstine. . Banker Offers to Straighten Accounts Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) T. E. Hart, secretary of trade and com merce, received word from Albion today that M. J. Ramaekers. cashier of the Farmers State bank at Rac ville, will make an assignment of his residence property and some Texas and Colorado lands in order to square his accounts with the bank. Ramaekers was arrested vesterdav charged with forging a note for $2. 790. Directors of the bank, accord ing to word received by Hart, have delivered a joint note for $70,000 to a trustee to .protect the institution and their own liability to individuals. Stolen Cash Box Found Randolph, Neb., April 29. (Spe cial.) The cash box stolen from Gil lispie Brothers jewelry store here July 2, last, was found by a farmer of this vicinity. The box contained about $25. Over $250 was taken at the tim. of the haul.