26 Mart 1922 Tarihli Omaha Daily Bee Gazetesi Sayfa 1

26 Mart 1922 tarihli Omaha Daily Bee Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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The Omaha Sunday Bee VOL. 5I-NO. 41. M W TIM liCtM laKIW St f, 0, tl.ew A-l tt Ik . OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1922. Hall II H'II Us . Hi '. UM. l 4i . D.Ium k am it tMH (itil, ft . till ' FIVK CENTS Merging of I a i 1 w a y s Proposed IntcrMaltf Commerce Body i Har View on Coniolida lion of S)trmi Ne xt Month. Need Seen by Cummins By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING. OmabD Ilea UJ Mir. Wellington, March 25. With Senator Cum mini of Iowa aucriing that the consolidation of the rail fiaiU into a few great systems n all th.it can avert eventual govern ment ownership ami operation of the t'.intportation linen, unusual impor t.HK'c attaches to the proceedings I rrl.niiiiiK to till! question which v ill bein before the Interstate l'i"tiuiercc commission next month. The commission will hear the slews of railroad official and others on the various consolidation schemes which have heen proposed to carry out the following provision of the transportation aitot 1920: "A commission shall, as soon as I r.ulicalile, prepare and adopt apian tr the consolidation of the railway properties of the continental United Mates into a limited number of sys tems. In the division of such rail v ays Into such systems under such plan, competition shall be preserved as fully as possible and wherever v practicable the existing routes and channels of trade and commerce shall he maintained. Provides Uniform Rates. "Subject to the foregoing require ments, the several systems shall he so arranged that the cost of trans portation as between competitive sys tems and as related to the value of the properties through which the service is rendered shall be the same, so far as practicable, so that the systems can employ uniform rates in the movement of competitive traffic and under efficient management earn substantially the same rate of return, upon the value of their respective railway properties." Senator Cummins, one of the authors of the transportation act and an acknowledged authority on rail way questions, said that there arc some of our railroad companies that never can re maintained until the process of consolidation is consum mated. "I predict," said the senator, "that if wc do not succeed in carrying out the principle of consolidation, which has already gone forward in a very , .satisfactory way, it will presently ii.-gin to appear to all the .people of 'i:w country that-there is just one other solution that is government own-Hhip and operation. If we don't consolidate the lines government ownership and operation is the only recourse open to the American peo ple and I want it to be understood that I am unaUcrably opposed to government ownership and opera tion of our railroads. No Competition Now. 'The American railroad problem will never be finally solved unless all '.lie railroads are consolidated into comparatively few systems, say IS or 20, and competitive in their char acter. I might add that there is no competition in the railroad world and ought to be none except the compe tition of good service, the competi tion which renders one railway prop erty more attractive to a shipper than another, or one railway passenger train more attractive to a traveler than another. "When that is done we can fix rates so that the lowest schedules that will sustain these properties as s whole may be established.. "There are now pending before congress, and especially in the sen ate, a great many bills which have for their purpose the modification of ihe transportation act of 1920 in vital respects. The farm organizations ;nd the farmers have my deepest sympathy because I know' the hard- (Turn to rage Two. Column Two.) Coast Guard Cutters Search for Bandits Wealthy Mother Combs I Bowery for Missing Boy! Woman Searches Slums in Vain Quest for Lost Son, Heir to Millions Another Woman to Start on Tour of West in Attempt to Find Lad, Separated From Her Four Years Ago. Nebraska Pioneer Is Dead Here We're Almost Persuaded to Walk Out, Too Tort Angeles, Wash., March 25. The coast guard cutters Snohomish and Areata today joined in the search for the bandits who yesterday entered the Scquim State bank at Scquim, and escaped with $22,000 in cash and bonds. The Snohomish was dis patched to Discovery bay and the Areata to Port Townsend, on the theory that the men are on Quimper peninsula, near Port Townsend. Rex Mclnnes, special deputy sheriff, who early today was wounded in a pistol fight with three men be lieved to have been the Sequim ban dits, when he attempted to stop them at a railroad trestle near Maynard, w as said to be only slightly hurt. In their hurried escape from Mclnnes the men dropped some of their loot, including several of the stolen bonds. Former "Glucose King" Dies at Home in Chicago Chicago, March 25. Charles Pope, once known as "the glucose king," and for years a multimillionaire, died at his home after a twov weeks' illness. Mr. Pope attracted considerable attention in 1914 when he sold his beet sugar refining plants at Geneva and Venice, III., to the Corn Products Refining company at Argo, 111., for S3.000.000. Floriculture was his hobby. Mrs. Whitelaw Reid Party Passes Through City Today A special coach, carrying Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, wife of the former United States ambassador to Eng, land, and her party, will pass through Omaha from the west at 4:50 p. m. Sunday. Mrs. Reid wintered in California. I The AuwUM I'm. New York, March 25, A mother, cultured and refined, with a!l the mourcri of linmeiue wealth, today vainly combed the drk, ill-smelling ltowery for her lot ion, heir to million. At the same time another mother, worn by ill health and hard work, put together her few threadbare clothes and with firm confidence, prepared to journey into the west to find her missing bov. The firnt mother, Mrs. Graham Dufiicld of Chicago, has almost lost her faith. For eight days he lias hunted. Today she visited the haunts of the wrecks who have failed in te battle of life and dropped out of ight into the cauldron known as the IJowery. But she failed. The second mother; Mrs. Mary Whittaker of Henry street, is su preme in her confidence. Her boy Is somewhere in the west and tomorrow or Tuesday, in accordance with her announcement earlier in the week, she will leave New York in a cheap little motor car which she bought with her savings, carrying everything she owns, and ready to back her faith against the hardships of the road. Mother Near Breakdown. Mrs. Duffield, whose son, Gordon, 17, rebelled against school life in riainfield, .V. j.. and fled to the flowery, let her prttn be known on her arrival. The boy reiponded with telephone calls. Hut always, af ter telling her he would come to sc her, failed. Tonight hii mother ap peared on the vere of a breakdow n and feared approaching illne would force her to return home tomorrow. She picked tip her search today at the point left off list night, when a telephone call from her ton was trac ed to a drug store on l'irt avenue. Frail, still youthful in appearance, depite the worry she has experienc ed, she entered squalid rooming houses, rubbing shoulders with un kempt dangerous men. She never flinched. Searches Bowery. She mingled with the broken dere lict of Howery life, asking if any one had seen a boy dressed in a faded blue suit. At one restaurant she was told that a boy answering the description of Gordon had washed dimes there up to yesterday. At a squalid 25 cent a bed rooming house, not more than two blocks distant, she was in formed that a youth who might have been Gordon had slept there up to last night. At another restaurant a sleeping hahitue roused himself enough to tel1 the mother that "a kid like that guy was down to the Cooper Union." (Turn to Page Two. Col urn a Ono. Army Physicians Hope to Prolong Lives of Officers Orders Issued to Treat Any ''Focal Infections" Found During Spring Examina tions of Personnel. Washington, March 25. Army doctors are hopeful that a "very ap preciable prolongation of life" among regular army officers will result from steps being taken as a result of the annual physical execution of the al lied commissioner personnel. Under special instructions issued by Sur geon General Ireland when the Jan uary physical examinations began, efforts . are being made to treat "definitely any focal infections (ac cessed teeth, diseased tonsils, defect ed sincess) or conditions which may be responsible for chronic degenera tive changes." The removal of such underlying causes," Gen. Ireland said, in a mem orandum to Maj. Gen. Harbord, deputy chief of staff, "may result in return to a normal condition and very appreciable prolongation of life. ' The memorandum pointed out that the annual examiners were under taken 14 years ago, primarily with a view to eliminating those officers. found incapaciated, but that of re cent years the value of the work to ward "health preservation" had been stressed. As a part of this develop ment, "a very thorough investigation of the medical records of all com missioned officers of the army" is in contemplation. Gen. Ireland said, 'with the object of determining cor rective abnormal conditions which might have a bearing on life expect ancy." Determination of "the in fluence of the world war on physique" and also the effect of trop ical service in the army on health would be a part of this study, he added. Eight Drowned When Motorboat Upsets Scjuth Bend, Ind.,' March 25! Eight persons, including two scout masters and six members of ,a South Bend Boy Scout troop, were reported drowned at Magician lake near Do- wagiac, Mich., this afternoon, when the motorboat in which they were riding capsized. Included in the eight were Joseph Taylor, head of the local Boy Scout troops, and his son, Joseph, jr. t 3 Wounded in Gun Fight , as Philly Thieves Surprised Philadelphia, March 25. An em ploye of a postoffice garage, a night watchman and an alleged robber were wounded seriously early today in three pistol fights with three rob bers in West Philadelphia. The shootincs occurred after the robbers were surprised trying to force an entrance to the rectory of St. Francis De Sales Catholic church by George Sloan, private watchman. A hail of bullets was let loose on the watchman, who fell wounded. The robbers took refuge near the postoffice garage, where four garage employes engaged them. Are you reading Bee "Want"Ads? They are interesting and profitable ' 17th and Farnam' ATIantic 1000 Rival Irish Heads to Meet in London to Discuss Riots Griffith, Dugan and Collins Expected to Confer in Lon don With Craig and British Officials. Dublin, March 25. Arthur Grif fith, president of the Dail Eireann, and Eamon J. Dugan, minister of home affairs in the dail cabinet, are planning to go to London Monday in response to the British govern ment's invitation to a conference on the unsettled situation in Ireland. London.' March 25. (By A. P.) Michael Collins, head of the pro visional Irish free state government, was reported as preparing to leave Dublin for Loudon today in response to the imperial government's invita tion to a discussion of the situation growing out of the recent grave events in Ireland. Nothing had been heard from Sir James Craig, Ulster premier who was also requested to come, except the statement over night that he had not yet received the government s message. It was assumed however, that he would be on hand for '.he conference which it is hoped will bring forth some means of restoring order. Should the Ulster government ac cept the invitation to the conference, it- is expected the conference will meet here on Tuesday. Express Horror. The invitation asked the heads of the two Irish governments to' bring with them such colleagues as they might deem necessary, parties to the discussions. The morning newspapers comment at length on the situation, especially expressing horror at the murder in Belfast of five members of the family of Owen MacMahon. They term the tragedy the worst massacre in Ireland since Dublin gunmen slaugh tered' 14 British officers there in No vember, 1920. Latest reports from Belfast say the crime has profoundly shocked the conscience of every decent ele ment of the city, and it is feared more murders will occur as reprisal. Meanwhile nothing has been learned, so far as known here, which will identify the murderers. Blame Northern Government. Some of the newspapers which in no wise condone the outrages com mitted by southern extremists and contend that the n6rth has given much provocation, roundly denounce the continuance of violence in Bel fast. They are disposed to hold the northern government responsible to a great extent for having, as they say, failed to exercise sufficient repressive measures. Belfast, March 25. (By A. P.) Premier Sir James Craig today re ceived a telegram from Winston Spencer Churchill, imperial secre tary for the colonies, inviting him to a conference in London on the Irish situation. The premier replied that the message' would receive the earnest consideration of the north ern government and that a further reply would be sent shortly. The Ulster cabinet has been sum moned to meet Monday for other business, and it is understood Sec retary Churchill's invitation will be considered at that time. Gunmen were again busy today. Three men ambushed John Beres ford, a Protestant and an employe of a morning newspaper. He was wounded twice. Lahor Officials Approve Ford Five-Day Week Plan Washington, March 25. Action of the Ford Motor company inaugu ration in its plant of a five-day week was, generally approved today by American Federation of Labor offi cials. "Mr. Ford will find the intro duction of his new plan the five-day week," said Samuel Gompers, presi dent of the federation, "as beneficial per man and in the aggregate as he found the introduction of the eight- hour day, both as to quality of out- Dul and as to quantity. John Cmghton. ' aha Phil unlhro1 ,.. 'usinesi Had Been 111 Long Time John I) Creighton, 76, pioneer Omaha huities man and philan thropist, resident of this city for more than half a century, is dead at hit home, 404 North Twentieth street, following an illness of several months. Mr. Creighton became ill from bver-exertioit while working on his ranch in the western part of the state late last fall and had been con fined to hi home since that time. At times he was expected to recover, but for the last few weeks he grad ually had grown weaker. Came Here in 60s. John D. Crcighton was one of N'e braska'i best known citizens, lie was born near Springfield, O., in 1845 and came to Nebraska in the 00s, when the state was still a t e rritory. M r . Creighton en gaged in the cat- I f"T? I bus'""5 with ms I I I u n c le, Edward, 11 1 I 1 with the lat- ter's brother, the John D. Creighton late Count John A. C r e i g h ton, founded Crcighton university. He was married at Springfield, O., to Miss LHen Hennessey, whom nc brought to Omaha as a bride in 1872. Mrs. Crcighton died in 1914. While known principally as a busi ness man in his capacity of director of the First National bank of Oma ha, Mr. Creighton's love for horses attracted widespread attention. Foi a time he and his son, Charles, owned and managed one of the most famous race horse breeding farms at Lexington, Ky. The farm was sold a few years ago, but Mr. Creighton kept up his interest in horses. Executor of Count's WilL John D. Creighton was one of the executors of the late Count Creigh ton's will, handling about $4,500,000. The latter died in Omaha, his home, February 7, 1907, after having gained fame as a philanthropist. One of hts most notable gifts was '$1,250,000 provided for in his will for Creighton university. Count Crcighton made many other donations and was the builder of Creighton college of med icine. John D. Creighton is survived by his son, Charles H., ' proprietor of Creighton garage, Seventeenth and

Davenport streets, and three daugh ters, Mrs. Charles C. Allison, widow of Dr. Charles Allison; Mrs. John M. Daugherty and Mrs. F. A. Nash. There are also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Language Case Goes to U. S. Supreme Court Lincoln, March 25. (Specials Robert Meyer, head of a parochial school in Hamilton county, will find out from the United States supreme court whether or not he can be pre vented legally from teaching Ger man in his school. His attorneys were allowed a writ of error today by the state supreme court, permitting appeal of the case to the supreme tribunal of the nation. Meyer was fined $25 by the district court of Hamilton county for teach ing German, contrary to the original anti-foreign act of the state. He did this by extending the "recess pe riod" and teaching the forbidden language during that time. The supreme court upheld the fine. Foreign language communities in 23 states, having similar cases pend ing in the state courts, will concen trate on the Meyer case as a test in the United States supreme court. Reporter Testifies in Trial of Arbuckle San Francisco, March 25. Roscoe C. (Fatty) Arbuckle refused to dis rncc tVio mm rf thp death of Miss Virgina Rappe, motion picture ac tress, warden wooiara, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, testified in the third trial of a manslaughter charge against Arbuckle growing out of the actress death. Woolard said he interviewed Arbuckle in Los An geles when word was received from San Francisco that Miss Rappe 'Trad succumbed, supposedly as the result of injuries received at a - party in which Arbuckle was host. In argument over the admissibil ity of Woolard's testimony, the de fense notified the court that it would place Arbuckle on the stand. He did not testify in his second trial. Confederate Veterans to Honor Memory of Grant Washington, March 25. Dr. W. C. Galloway, Wilmington, N. C, commander of the Army of North ern Virginia, Sons of Confederate Veterans, has notified Adjutant Frank F. Conway that he will take part in the dedication of the Grant memorial here April 27. "It seems to me," wrote Dr. Gal loway, "the time will be auspicious for the Sons to exhibit to the world that all animosities of the war are healed and forever buried; that we know how to honor a great soldier, whether from the north or south, and that we particularly desire to express by our presence that we respect and hallow the memory of one who was generous and gracious to a worthy foe." . . Passengers of Air Boat Died in Sea j Pilot Pirlrd I'p hy Steamer After Cling' 'S t M'rrtlage Many llour in Heavy Sea. Market Reports Are Broadcasted Daily by State Three Hundred Stations in Nehraska Furnished News Four Times Each . Week Day. Lincoln, March 25. (Special.) Market reports- sent out daily from the university and agricultural col lege radio stations are received by 300 wireless stations in Nebraska, Leo Stuhr, secretary of agriculture, declared today. Information received over a leased telegraph wire at the state house is broadcasted four times a day, first by spark and then by radiophone. The reports are sent in English and any amateur operator within range of 150 to 200 miles of Lincoln should be able to hear the messages distinctly. Heard in Montana. Stuhr asserted that under favorable atmospheric conditions they have been heard at distances of from 600 to 700 miles. An operator in Mon tana reported yesterday that he heard both the spark and the voice message distinctly at his station. Each weekday the bureau of mar kets at the state house phones the early livestock reports to the depart ment of electrical engineering, Uni versity of Nebraska, and from 10:10 to 10:20 they are sent out on a wave length of 375 meters. . Closing Prices Sent. So farmers may get marks quota tions on livestock in time to ship their stock the same day, Stuhr recently has installed a 12:20 to 12:30 service which sends broadcast the closing livestock and products markets, through another station, using a wave length of 200 meters. In the afternoon lrom 4 to 4:ia the bureau phones the closing grain and livestock markets to the 'physics department of the Nebraska Wesley an university and from there they are broadcasted. In additon to this service the Anderson Radio station at Wahoo disseminates the closing markets at 8:15 in the evening. WHERE TO FIND The Big Features of THE SUNDAY BEE r-ART OXE. Omaha Teachers Go to School After School Page . "For the Live Boya of Omaha" Page . Dot GuanU Errant Baby Pane 7. Hunkers to Debate With South Da kota and Iowa Page 10. PART TWO. Society and News for Women Pages 1 to 6. Shopping With Polly ' Page 6. "MUlieent," Blue Ribbon Short Story by Iuls Weltenkorn Page 7. "The Wanted Man," Serial by Harris Dickson ' Page 8. "Building the Irish Free 8tate." by Frederick Palmer Page 9. Editorial Comment , Page 10. Amusements Pages, 11, It and 1.1. Music News Page 13. "From Monaco to Athens,, by Hen rietta M. Rees . Page 13. "Happyland," an Hone of Treasure for the Children Page 14. ' PART THREE. Sports News and Features Pages 1, t and S. Of Especial Interest to Motorists Page 4. Real Estate and Homo Builders' ' News Page 6. "The Harried Life of Helen and Wrren" rage 6. Want Ads Page 7, A and . Markets and Financial Psge 10. U Ghost" Has Machine Shoots Stones High in Air, Letter Explains to Make Rock Showers Chico, Cal., March 25. Confes sion of responsibility for the rock showers which for nearly five weeks have mystified residents, is contained in ."a letter signed "Ghost," received by the authori ties, said by them to merit some credence. The letter stated that "Ghost", planned to remain in Chico sev eral days, but had decided to quit operations when announcement was made that airplanes were com ing to seek the rock thrower. "I have a little invention where by I can shoot near the mark at 600 yards," the letter stated. "I elevate the rocks most of the time to about 200 yards. That is the reason they appear to come straight down. "Tell the colored lady that she is mistaken," it continued, refer ring to a negro woman's alleged spiritualistic explanation of rock showers. "She did not know any more about that than you did, and that was nothing. Also that fel low Jones (a psychic investigator) from Frisco. I was standing by him when he was introduced to city officials. "I may drop a few rocks today as a farewell token." Hitchcock Attacks Validity of Pact Washington, March 25 Validity of the senate's ratification of . the four-power Pacific treaty was chal lenged in the senate today by Sena tor Hitchcock of Nebraska, ranking democratic member of the senate foreign relations committee, but was defended as vigorously by . Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, republican leader, and Senator Lenroot, repub lican, Wisconsin. ' By failing to act yesterday on the "declaration" relating to . domestic questions of the delegates who signed the four-power pact, Senator Hitchcock said the senate had not complied with legal technicalities for ratification of the entire treaty. . He contended and 'Mr. Lodge' denied that the declaration was a part. of the four-power measure. Senator Lodge, however, said he would offer a resolution later to have the senate ratify the declaration. Lenine May Be Unahle to Attend Genoa Meeting Berlin; March 25. (By., A. P.) Christian Rakovsky, president of the Ukraine republic, who will be a member of the Russian soviet dele gation at the Genoa conference, has arrived in Berlin to complete ar rangements For the soviet delega tion. He said it was impossible to know at present whether . Premier Lenine can go to Genoa. "That-depends on- the advice of his doctors," he added. "Lenine wants to go but it may be because of his illr health that he will be forced to re main in Russia." He declared. the date of the bol shevist delegation's departure for Genoa would depend largely on the conference at Riga, between the soviet delegates and representatives of the Baltic states and Poland in an effort to agree on a common attitude. As yet, he said, the Baltic states had not agreed to this conference.'- Sunday School Convention Geneva, Neb., March' 25. (Spe cial.) The Fillmore county Sunday school convention will, be held - in the Methodist church ' at Geneva, April 1 and 2. Wife Breaks Down Over Suicide Here of Green Bay Man Suffers Nervous Collapse When Told Husband, Prom inent Merchant, Had Shot Self to Death. Green .Bay, Wis., March 25. (Special Telegram.) Mrs. Harry M. Chase suffered a nervous breakdown here today when the news was re ceived of the death of her husband, who was found dead of a self inflict ed bullet wound in a hotel in Oma ha. ' Mr. Chase, 36, a prominent mer chant of Green Bay, left home about a week ago, ostensibly on a buying trip. He was not heard from again until the news came of the finding of the body in Omaha. Showed Mental Trouble. v According to intimate friends. Chase had exhibited indications of mental trouble periodically. This was not the first time he had left home without notice. He had been troubled with a bone growth in the head and had undergone two opera tions in the last year, it is said. Treatment failed to cure him and he suffered intense headaches. Had Served in War. Chase served as an expert electri cian in the navy in the war, crossing to France several times. When he entered the service he left without notice and his wife did not know he was in the service until a month lat er, friends of the family say. Be sides the widow there are two daughters, 8 and 10 years old." Chase's father is expected to leave Menominee, Wis., tonight for Omaha. Townley to Quit as Nonpartisan Head i ....in, '" Fargo, N. D.; March 2S.-(By A. P.) A. C. Townley today announced that he would present his resignation as president of the National Non partisan league to the state meeting of the Minnesota organization in llinneapolis, March 31. Fargo, N. D., March 25. Lynn J. Frazier, former governor of North Dakota, was endorsed as a candidate for United States senator, over' A. J. Gronna, former United States sena tor, by the state converftion of the Nonpartisan league here today. ' ' The convention in accordance with its rules elected a new state execu tive committee as follows: Walter Welford, Pembina; W. J. Church, Benson; Stephen Terhorst, Ward county; A.- A. Nattingly, Wil liston, representing labor, and Mrs. Fisher, vice president of the State League of Women's Clubs. Gage County Women Favor Wage Cuts for Teachers Beatrice, Neb., March 25. (Spe cial Telegram.) Meeting to protest against school taxes, mothers of Gage county school boards, voted in favor of a motion suggesting a cut of 20 per cent in the salaries of school teachers. The Weather - Forecast. Sunday fair and somewhat colder. Hourly Temperatures. 5 . rn At 1 p. m 4t 6 a. m 40 t p. m 44 t ft. m 3H t p. Dl 4A X m. m 37 4 p. m 4H 9 . m 31 6 p. m 411 10 a. m s p. m 44 11 a. m. ..S 7 a. m 41 12 noon ...........41 III, a. 41 I Two of Victims Women Miami. F!j., March 25.-Two ot I the women passengers of the living I boat, MU Miami, which left here Wednesday lor tue imani 01 uimini tnd was forced down in the open tea by a broken propeller, dird of ex posure and two other passenger crared by exposure jumped over board into the sea. according to the s'ory told by Robert Moore, pilot of the crait, to members of the crew ot the steamer William Green which rescued hint last night from the. wrecked hulk of the boat. The fifth passenger, a man whose name as well as those of the others Moore could not give, slipped quiet ly into the sea early vrsterday alter I aving become exhausted from cling ing to the craft. Passengers aboard the Miss Miami when it left here were Mr. and Mrs. August Iiulte. and Mr and Mrs. Lawrence li. Smith, all of Kansas City, and Mrs. J. II. Dick ron of Memphis. The subchaser, 154, arrived in port shortly after 10 o'clock today after having transferred the delirious pilot from the steamer William Green which picked him up. He was rushed to a hospital. Jump Overboard. According to his disconnected story told during intervals when he was rational, two women died in his arms from exhaustion, two of the passengers became panic stricken and jumped overboard to th;ir deaths, and the remaining male pas sengcr finally slipped quietly into the watery grave Friday morning as a result of sheer exhaustion. The incoherent story of the acci dent as told to the members of the crew by the pilot before he lapsed into a semi-conscious condition, is to the effect that shortly after the Miss Miami left this port last Wednesday morning a broken pro peller forced her down and she rode the waves in safety, drifting north ward in the gulf stream. Hull Begins to Leak. Nothing happened until Thursday morning when the hull of the flier began to leak. Men and women pas sengers took turns at the pumps until all became exhausted and one of the women on Thursday night jumped overboard. A man whom he thought was her husband, leaped after her and both disappeared, never to be seen again. The fate of the man and woman depressed the other two women and they fainted away but were supported by Pilot Moore for seven and a- half hours, when they died in the arms of the pilot and he gently dropped their bodies into the water which had now claimed four passengers. This left only Pilot Moore 'and August Bulte, vice president of the Larabee Flour Mills corporation of Kansas City, who took turns man (Turn to Page Two, Colnmn Fixe.) Klan Sends Warning to Alliance Bank Alliance, Neb., March 25. (Spe cial.) "Cut out your graft K. K. These were the words of a warn ing notice found pasted on the front e'eor of the First State bank here. The notice was found by a man whose name is withheld by , tlie , authorities and who removed the notice under instructions of a bank official to whom he had telephoned regarding the finding of the notice. ' The words were neatlyeprinted with black pencil on a sheet of white writing paper, and pasted on the door with mucilage. Bank officials are inclined to regard the incident as the work of youngsters who wanted to stir up some excitement, or possibly of some one who wished to injure the bank. A Ku Klux Klan was organized in Alliance several months ago and Is said to have a membership of more than 100. This is the first incident of the Klan's activities here to date. Bank officials said they would pay no attention to the incident. Fiance of Miss McCorniick 5 Planning to Visit U. S. Zurich, Switzerland, March 25. (By A. P.) Max Oser, the Swiss riding master and fiance of Matilde McCormick, daughter of Harold F. McCormick, Chicago, has sold his, stable to a brother officer in the' Swiss army and is preparing to leave Zurich within a few days, ostensibly to visit relatives in western Switzer land. Oser personally refused to give further information concerning his purposed movements, but neighbors asserted that -he would sail for the United States early in April to spend Easter with his bride-to-be, and be presented to the McCormick and Rockefeller families. The neighbors of Oser also said he would take with him to the United States a member of the Mangold family, one daughter of which is now Miss McCormick's companion. Madison Banker Has Narrow Escape in Auto Wreck Madison, Neb., March 25. (Spe cial.) W. E. Taylor, cashier of State Bank of Madison, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Willard Jones and Mrs. Edna Prince had a narrow es cape when his automobile was struck by a freight train at Norfolk. The engine struck the car near the front wheels, turned it over on the side, pushed it 25 feet and stopped within a few feet of the' tattle guard. No one was hurt. i