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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEDRASKA.
REWRITE PACT TO
New Treaty Compels Foe to Pay
for America's Losses When
FRANCIS P. GARVAN
FA IWTA F t
A1WEND FINANCIAL CLAUSES
"Latest Information From Berlin lndl
cates Germany Will Sign If
Plebiscite In Silesia Is ,
Paris, Juno 10. The peace tronty
Will virtually bo rewritten so ns to cm
hotly the changes tlecltlutl upon In the
hilled reply to the Gorman counter
proposals, which now Is being framed
for early delIvery,to the German pleni
potentiaries. The treaty will not be
altered In principle, but virtually a
new document will bo presented to the
It was commented In peaco confer-
pneo circles that this action renders
phsoloto tho test published In the
Latest Amerlcan'dlplomatlc Informa
(Ion from Berlin Indlcntcs an Increas
Ing probability of tho treaty being
Signed If a plebiscite In Silesia Is
granted and admission to tho League
bf Nations Is promised.
The council of four devoted both of
its sessions on Frlduy to the revision
f tho text of the treaty. When the
forenoon session ended the council had
sent to the revision ;ommlsslon nine
Jut of eighteen reports.
Among those remaining to be passed
npon are tho articles dealing with the
-jtarro valley, 'Alsace-Lorraine and the
League of Nations. The revision corn
Mission, which is In constant session,
H headed by Andre Tnrilleu of the
French mission. Mr. Hudson Is the
The ilnanclul clauses will be amend
sd to give the reparations commission
iliscretlon to nuthorlzo Germany to
raise working capital for restarting
per industries and enable her to pay
Tho original text established on ab
Bolute first charge upon German as
gets, and revenues to meet reparations
.payments, which condition tho repanv
lion commission could not walvo even
In Instances where a waiver was ad
vlsable from the viewpoint of tho al
Most of tho divergencies from tho
old text in the revised treaty are of a
minor nature, hut some are Important
This Is notably true of the second par
agraph of article 282. ',
Tho English text of tho old docu
ment limited compensation Germany
Was to make to damogo done the civ
ilian population of the allied and as
sociated powers and to their property
"during tho period of tho belliger
ency of each as tin allied or associat
ed power agulnst Germany."
This wording excluded American
Josses during the period of tho neutral
ity of the United States and Italian
' losses during the time when Italy was
at war with Austria, but not with Ger
many. Tho now text covers such
losses and requires Germany to pay.
The French text contained no such
limit clause. Tho drafting committee
had used the words "may" and "shall"
interchangeably in translating the
same French expression. Aside from
tho divergencies hero noted, the repa
rations clnuses will go Into tho new
trenty virtually unchanged.
ASSAILS REDS BEFORE LABOR
(Secretary Wilson, In Address to Con
vention, Urges Workers Not to
Join Mooney Strike.
Atlantic City, N. J., Juno 10. Secre
tary Wilson of tho department of la
bor, addressing tho convention of tho
Amerlcnn Federation of Labor on Frl
Any, counseled organized lnbor not to
participate In the proposed national
strike for tho liberation of Thomas
Mooney, convicted of complicity In tho
Ban Francisco bomb plot. Mr. Wilson
Bald tho government was Investigating
tho evidence In the enso with a vlow to
granting Mooney n new trial and that
working men could not properly con
stitute themselves a Jury to try him.
The secretary also referred to tho
"bolshevlsts of tho United Stntes,"
who, ho suld, wero nlllcd with tho I.
W. W. and for whom tho working men
of America hnd no sympnthy whatever
when they understood tho Bolshevist
creed. Bolshevism, tho secretary said,
essentially created obligatory lnbor,
or virtual slavery; and all working
men had boon fighting ngalnst shivery
since the day of Moses. Reconstruc
tion problems, the secretary added,
can be met by evolution rnther than
by revolution. Tho power of tho bal
lot, ho said, will ennblo labor to get
any reforms it desires.
Dutch Won't Aid Allies.
Paris, Juno 10. Holland has noti
fied tho pence conference that tho gov
ernment will not partlclpnto In a
blockade agulnst Germnny In the event
of the refusal of Germnny to sign tho
Votes Army of 300,000,
Washington, Juno 10. Without a
record vote tho house passed nnd sent
to tho sennto tho 1920 army appropria
tion bill, carrying a total of $718,000,
000 and providing for a temporary
army of 300,000 men.
Frnncls P. Gorvun, former alien
property custodian, has been made spe
cial assistant to the attorney general
to have charge of all Investigation
work and special criminal prosecutions
for tho department of Justice. lie will
havo genernl supervision over tho work
of William J. Flynn, hut It Is his put
poso to give Flynn a free hand.
VOTE FOR SUFFRAGE
ILLINOIS IS FIRST STATE TO PASS
Governors Urged to Call Special Ses
sions of Legislatures to Act
on the Bill.
Springfield, 111., Juno 12. Illinois be
came the first state to ratify the
Susnn 15. Anthony amendment to tho
federal Constitution giving women full
rights of suffrage when both houses
of tho genernl assembly on Tuesday
adopted a Joint resolution. The vote
In the house wns 132 ayes and 3 nays.
The senate vote was unanimous.
Mndlson, Wis., June 12. The fed
eral suffrage amendment to tho Con
stitution has been ratified In Wiscon
sin by both houses of the legislature.
The vote In the assembly was 54 to 2.
The vote In tho senate was 23 to 1.
Lansing, Mich., June 12. Michigan
adopted the national suffrage amend-'
ment Tuesday In n close race between
house and senate to see which should
get It across first. By requesting tho
chaplain to "make It snappy" nnd by
making the vote unanimous without
roll call the house won by CO feet.
Michigan women apparently were
not wrought up nbout It, for not a
woman wns In cither room except half
a dtfzon woman clerks.
New York, June 12. Twenty-two
governors are nsked to call special
sessions of their legislatures Imme
diately to ratify tho federal suffrage
amendment, In a telegram from Mrs,
Carrie Chapman Catt, president of tho
National Woman Suffrago association,
It was announced here.
Albany, N. Y., June 12. An extraor
dinary session of tho New York leg'
lslaturo for Monday night, Juno 10,
wns called by Governor Smith In a
proclamation Issued on Tuesday. The
purpose Is to act upon ratification of
tho woman suffrago constitutional
Many Killed During Fighting In City
of Monterey Villa's Troops Ad
vance In Three Columns.
El Paso, Tex., Juno 13. Forces un
der Generals Angeles and Villa np
parently hnvo swung from south of
Snmnlyucn, northeast In three sepa
rate columns to the vicinity of Gunda
lupo. 32 miles enst of Juarez, nnd havo
n clean sweep toward the border city
Information wns received In official
quarters that 75 persons were killed
in tho Mexican city of Monterey In
fighting that started early Mondny
morning, after tho election Sundny,
Skirmishes between advance clo
' men t n of Vllln-Angeles troops nnd re
i connolterlng parties of the Juarez fed
oral garrison took place In tho eastern
outskirts of Juarez.
FINISH REPLY TO GERMANS
Agreements In Principle Have Been
Reached on All Points Foch
Ready If Enemy Balks.
Paris, Juno 14. Tho allies' reply to
the German counter-proposnis Is com
plete, It wns stated In n responsible
quarter. Agreements In principle hnvo
been reached on nil points. Tho ques-
i tlon of Gernmny's admission to the
j league of nations has been settled, but
j tho nnturo of tho agreement Is not dls
i closed. Marshal Foch and Genernl
Weygnnd had two conferences on
Thursday with Premier Clotnonccnu,
at which they discussed tho question
of an Immediate resumption of hostil
ities and n concerted ndvnneo by tho
allies, says Marcel Ilutln In tho Echo
Race Riots In English Ports.
London, Juno 14. Serious race riots,
occasioned by tho prosenco of ne
groes brought from Africa and other
pnrts of tho world during tho wnr ns
labor battalions, hnvo occurred nt sev
eral porta In England and Wulos.
Bank Bandits Shoot Two.
St. touts, June 14. Thrco armed
robbers held up tho Mcremec Trust
company hero and wounded two po
licemen In attempting to escape. Tho
robbers, two of whom wero captured,
wero forced to drop $2,000.
Several Skirmishes Occur on
Outskirts of City; Federals
iU. S. TROOPS TO EL PASO
Twenty-Fourth Infantry Rushed From
Columbus, N. M., to Border
Streets of Juaros Ordered
Cleared of Civilians.
Juarez, Mex., Juno 11. Forces of
Gen. Felipe Angeles aro on the out
skirts of Juarez, nnd there have been
several skirmishes, between federal
troops and those of Angeles up to u lute
hour Thursday afternoon.
These encounters took place In the
vicinity of the Juarez Agricultural col
lego. Mexican paymnster genernl stated
that fighting wns also in progress
nbout three miles enst of Juarez out!
that apparently tho forces of General
Angeles were superior to those of tho
In nddltlon n considerable number
of Angeles' command was reported
coming In from the west. Americans
holding passports were leaving Juarez
nnd crossing" tho IUo Grande to El
Paso In tho late afternoon.
It Is reported that all civilians nro
to bo ordered from tho streets of Jun-
rez and all establishments closed by
order of tho mllltnry.
It wns not believed General Angeles
would attempt a serious attack on tho
defenses of Juarez before evening.
The Twenty-fourth U. S. Infantry sta
tioned nt Columbus, N. M., is on a
special train coming to El Paso.
LEAK TRACED TO LAMONT
Member of J. P. Morgan & Co. Gave
Copy of Peace Terms to Davison
Root Showed It to Lodge.
Washington, Juno 13. The respon
sibility for tho "leak" of the peace
trenty from Paris to Wall street has
been definitely traced to Thomas W.
Lamont, a member of tho commission
on reparations of the pence conference
by appointment by President Wilson
and a member of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co.
It wns Mr. Lamont who gave a
copy of the treaty to Henry P. Davi
son of the same firm in Paris Miiy 0.
Tho copy wns brought to Now York
by Mr. Davison and given to former
Senntor Ellhu Boot, who showed it to
It was this copy which Senator
Lodge held in his hands and studied
"for an hour and n half," as he In
formed tho senato In presenting the
charge that the treaty was in Wall
These facts wero clearly estab
lished on Wednesday when the senate
committee on foreign relations In open
ing the Investigation of tho "leak"
henrd the testimony of Mr. Boot, Mr.
Davison, J. P. Morgan nnd Frank A.
BIG ARMY SWINDLE BARED
Forged War Risk Check Plot May Re
suit in Arrccts Washington Head
quarters for Gang.
Chicago, June 14. Tho United
States government has been defrauded
of .$1,000,000. It was disclosed, through
forgeries of army allotment chock.
Army intelligence officers nnd the se
cret service havo boon Investigating
for three months and arrests are ex
pected. Washington Is said to be the
headquarters of the' band operatlii'
the swindle, which has representatives
In every city In the country. Chicago
Is declared one of tho chief center1.
Information of the conspiracy Is said
first to havo been received when clerks
checking tho allotment rolls discov
ered payments to ninny persons whose
names did not appear on tho govern
DETROIT CAR STRIKE ENDS
Employees Win 20 Per Cent Wage
Raise, With No Fare Increase
for Three Months.
Detroit, Mich., Juno 14. The street
car strike which has been In effect
since Sunday caino to an end last niLiit
when the employees by u two to one
vote ngrced to accept a compromise,
wage offer of about 20 per cent in
crease from tho company. The eiiy
authorities and tho street car company
hod agreed on a universal live-cent
faro with free transfers on nil lines
for tho next threo months, nt the end
of which time a board of arbitration
will decide whether the company is
entitled to one cont nddltlonnl ir
Heir to $2,000,000 Killed.
Bellefonte, Pa., Juno 10. Walter
Wlnton, heir to .$2,000,000, a student
nt Bellofonto academy, was killed
when his automobile upset near here.
With six other students Wlnton was
driving rapidly to Stato college.
French Chief to Slovakia.
Prague, Juno 10. Gen. Itobert C.
Paris of the French army, It Is re
ported here, Is going to Slovakia In
connection with tho military situation
there. He formerly commanded the
French troops In Slburlu.
0. Buszcnyskl, the first consul gen
eral to tho United States from Polnnd,
lias recently arrived In Washington,
and presented his credentials to tho
stato department. Ho Is hero pro
pared to give legal and general assist
ance to -l.OOO.OOO Poles In this country
and ' to work for tho development of
commercial intercourse botvveen Amer
ica and Poland.
ASK DRY LAW REPEAL
FEDERATION OF LABOR GOES ON
Resolution Is Adopted by Vote of
26,475 to 4,005 After Long
Atlantic City, N. J., June 13. Or
ganized lnbor went on record ngalnst
wartime prohibition and In favor of
the exemption of 2 per cent beer
from both tho wnrtlme prohibition net
and the federal prohibition amend-1
ment, In n resolution adopted oil
Wednesday by tho American Federa
tion of Labor.
Tho resolution was carried by n
vote of 20,475 to 4,005. It provided
that a strong protest embodying Its
essential points he sent to President
Wilson and congress.
Introduction of tho resolution pre
cipitated a debate that lasted two
hours. Tho fight ngalnst the resolu
tion was led by delegates from tho
Seattle Central Labor council.
The resolution was signed by more
than a hundred delegates from all
sections ol tho country. In present
ing It to the convention tho rcsolu
tions committee recommended Its
FUND FOR WAR ON BOMBERS
Attorney General Palmer Seeks $50,.
000 Appropriation for Drive
Washington, Jun6 14. Attorney
General Palmer asked congress on
Thursday for a special half-million
dollar appropriation to carry on tho
hunt for nunrchlstfl, bomb-tlirnwcrs
and enemies of law and order. "Tho
comparatively recent violence and at
templed violence on tho part of Indl
vi'dunls associated with anarchistic or
ganizatlnns," the attorney general said
In n letter to Secretary Glass, who
transmitted the request to the house,
"discloses existing conditions which
render this supplemental estlmnto nee
ossary In order that there may bo am
ple means for protecting the public
nnd enforcing tho laws of the United
N. Y. SOVIET OFFICE RAIDED
i Records and Papers of . Russian Du-
reau In Gotham Seized Chiefs
to Be Questioned.
Now York, Juno 14. Business wns
"Interrupted" at tho heiidqunrters of
the Busslan soviet burenu on Thursdny
when n squad of detectives Invaded
the offices, took possession of all the
records and other papers and served
subpoenas oh A. I. S. Mnrtens, bend
j of the soviet embassy, and four of his
assistants to nppenr im witnesses he
foro the Lusk committee, which
opened Its Investigation of bolshov
Ism In the city hall.
TAWNEY OF M'NNESOTA DEAD
Former Congressman Vas Once
Leader In the Lower House
Winonn, Minn.. June 14. James A.
Tnwney, former congressman of tho
First Minnesota district and one time
chnlrmnn of the house appropriations
comiivtttoe, died on Thursday at Excel
sior Springs, Mo., according to advices
received by tho family In this city.
Cyclone Hits Bismarck, N. D.
Blsninrck, N. D June 10. A storm
accompanied by n wind which blew
75 miles nn hour for one mlnuto and
04 miles an hour for live minutes,
struck Blsninrck, unroofing- trees, hut
doing not other damage.
Arrest Girls for Picketing.
Chicago, June 10. Nine girls und
six men, clorks who aro on strike, were
arrested here. It being allegod that
they had been picketing In front
tho Boston department store In d"
unco of nn Injunction.
POLLS LEGISLATORS ON SUF
ASKS FOR OPINIONS BEAR
ING ON EXTRA SESSION
1 Letter Addressed to Governors of
Other States Inquires After Their
Intentions Legal Question In
volved Where Members Are Electea
to Constitutional Convention.
Lincoln. Governor McKolvlo has
asked members of tho loglslnturo for
an expression of opinion on tho calling
of n spocial sosbIoh of tho legislature
tor tho ratification of nationnl suffrago
tor women, and also for suggestions
from mombors aB to tho time when
they think such a session should bo
callod. Ho has also sont lattors to
governors of othor states Buying ho
will call an extra session it enough
othor governors' tako similar action
to make it appear that approval of
tho equal Buffrago amendment will bo
His letter to mombors of tho Ne
braska logislaturo says:
"From tho Information that I am
ahlo to get from othor Btatos, It ap
pears that it will bo practical for No
braska to hnvo n special session of tho
logislaturo for tho purposo of consid
ering tho ratification of tho suffrago
amendment to tho national constitu
tion. I shall ho glad to havo nn ex
pression of opinion from you boating
upon this subject, und would like oU-
a suggostlon ns to tho time whon you
think such a session should bo callod.
If you havo othor suggestions to mnko
bearing upon tho mnttor of a sp acini
sosbIoii, I shall bo very glad to luivo
Govornor McKolvio's letter to othor
I shall call a special session of tho
Nebraska legislature If enough othor
governors tako similar action to mako
It appear that approval of tho Buffrago
amendment will ho materially huBt-
Bnod thereby. I shall appreciate It very
much, thoroforo, If you will ndvlso mo
of tho action that you havo takon or
Intend taking In this matter."
F.rlends of equal suffrage and poll
tlclans who watch tho trend of ovontn
aro confident enough governors will
call sessions of legislatures to ensure
tho ratification of the natibnal amend
ment prior to tho presidential and
atnto oloctlons In 1920. It ia taken
for granted thoro Is to he a special
cossion in Nebraska. Whon tho No
braska logislaturo will bo called to
moot is now tho subject of spocula
Hon. It is pointed out that tho sosslon
need not last more than ono day. It la
not necessary to ro-oloct now officers
of tho house or sonnto, and it is not
necessary to have tho national amend
ment tako tho form of a hill or Joint
resolution necessitating reading on
throo soparato days in each house
The, logislaturo can approve tho
amendment immediately after assom
bling and adjourn without tho loss of
more than ono day'fl time in actual
session. Each houso can act soparato
ly o-. in joint convention.
The United States constitution pro
vldes that amendments submitted to
tho states by congress "shall ho valid
to nil intonts and purposos, as part of
this constitution, whon ratified by tho
legislatures of .three-fourths of tho
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SOVOIU1 HUUOH. 1XU 1HUUUUIUI IIIUIIIUU
of ratification Is roqulrod. A mora
resolution ndopted by both Iioubos
olthor separately or Jointly, Is sulllci
out. This will require only a brief
session of tho logislaturo.
Tho Nebraska sonato chamber Is
now filled with employes and ofllco
furniture und draftsmen's tables of
tho stato highway commission and tho
nutomobllo registration dopartmont
Bomo of this furniture can bo cleared
from tho floor and tho sonato, com
prising thirty-three mombors. can
moot and adopt tho Buffrago amend
mont. If necessary tho uonate can
meot In the supromo court room or in
a building down town ronted for tho
If tho attorney general's opinion is
held good thoro mny bo a dearth of
legislators In Nobraska boforo Docom
bor. Ho has hold that members of tho
logislaturo must resign to accept neats
In tho stato constitutional convention
Somo members question this decision
Many legislators doslro to become
candidates for tho constitutional con
ventlon. They may bo candidates, but
tho attorney gonoral saya thoy must
resign seats In the legislature to qunll
fy as members of the constitutional
convention. If tho special sofwlon
should be cnllod and thoro aro vacan
ciea Governor McKolvlo has powor to
appoint mombors to fill such vacan
Shrlners Choose Kcndrlck
Indlnnnpolls. W, Frooland Ken
drlck. Philadelphia, Is the newly olect
od Imperial potentato of tho anclont
Arabic order of tho Myatlc Shrine
Domain of North America. Ho sue
cocded Ellas J. Jncoby, Indianapolis
hills L. Garrolson, Tncnma, is deputy
Imperial potentato and Ernost A
Cutts, Savannah, Ga., moved fo.vs
to imperial chlot rabban. Jumos S
McCandless, Honolulu, wont forward
from imperial priest and high prophot
to lmporlal assistant rabban.
THE BLUE FAIRIES.
"Hello, Blue Entries," said the Sil
"Hello, Silver Knlrles," they called.
"What lire you doing this lino sum
mer day?" called tlio Silver Falrlos.
"Going to give- the Shndows a
dnnce," they said. "Do yoti u'nnt to
"Indeed we do," raid the Silver Fair
ies. "Whore Is the dance to be?"
"It's to he nt the top of yonder blue
mountain whore we live," said the
Blue Fnlrics. "Tho Sky Blue Fairies
uro coming to It. Do you see them
all putting on their best blue frocks?"
Tho Silver Fairies ltvkod and thoy
saw the sky was becoming bluer every
They looked again and they snw
thnt the top of the mountain wns ns
blue nn they had ever seen U, such a
beautiful shade of blue.
"Who are going to bo the guests?"
Well," said tho Bluo Fairies, "we've
nsked tho Fairy Queen and her fol
lowers rind Fairy Princess Joy, and
Fairy Tlmb, nnd Fairy Twilight-Bell,
and qulto n number of others."
"Oh," said the Sliver Fairies, "what
a lovely party It will be."
"Como then nt three o'clock sharp
this nfternoon," said tho Blue Fairies.
So nt the top of the mountain nt
three o'clock all thft fairies kept nr
riving from this direction nnd that,
from behind trees und stumps, from
under blades of grass, and from bo-
hind grent trees.
, The Fairy Qtiecn enmo dressed up
ns ri daisy, and then came old Witty
Witch, dressed as a buttercup. Mr.
Giant was dressed like an ox-eyed
daisy, or Black-Eyed Susnn. But tho
grent fun was when all tho Fairy
Quocn's followers came after tho
Fairy Queen, Witty Witch nnd old Mr.
Giant. They wero dressed In turn In
tho costume of the buttercup or tho
dnlsy or the Black-Eyed Susan.
"A real summer pnrty, a real, early
summer pnrty," shouted the Bluo
Thon tho shadows camo dancing In.
First they danced In ono direction nnd
then In the other, and Mr. Sun, who
hnd been Invited for somo time,
laughed ns he danced with all of them.
"I love to ho tho dancing partner
for the shadows," ho said, "for wo
know how to dnnce so many fine
The butterflies came as they thought
the daisies and buttercups wero real
at first. Thoy laughed when they saw
what a Joke It was on them, but It
was the sort of party thoy liked, any
way, with so much benuty nnd with
old Mr. Sun us ono of tho guests.
Later on, n shower camo up, a very
little shower. It was Invited, tool
It came so the raindrops could danco
with the sun nnd look like diamonds
und glistening stones.
Oh, how everything glenmed nnd
danced and shone. Tho shower left
after a short danco or two, nnd tho'
sky looked bluer nnd bluer and so did
the top of tho mountain with all tho
Down among the earth peoplo they
"Oh, what a wonderful day, with
such a blue sky and such a bluo hill,
and such gorgeous colors."
But It was tho Blue Fairies' pnrty.
Later on the humming-birds came,
as they, too, had been invited.
"We've asked somo guests to meet
you, most especially," tho Bluo Fairies
And as tho humming-birds looked
they saw some of their good friends,
the honey-suckles, smiling and wuv
Ing to them.
After they hud all danced tho Blue
"Now wo will liavo supper." And
at once appeared little toadstool ta
bles of ninny different colors, upon
which wero delicious dishes for tho
Fnlrylund guests, So they sang and
nto most luscious food at the .BJuo
Fairies' beautiful purty.
A Costly Luxury.
Some girls who will do without now
shoes because they cannot nfford them
will Indulge themselves In Incivility
nnd sulklness which may prove any
amount more costly. Bad manners
aro the most expensive of the luxuries,
and glvo the least sntlsfnctlon for
what thoy cost. A single disagreeable
speech may cost you a friend. A fail
ure to tho appreciative mny be paid
for by tho loss of many pleasures.
Good Cheer a Magnet.
Cheerfulness Is a magnet. Sunny,
happy-hearted peoplo draw friends ns
a clover field draws bees. When you
grumble bocauso you uro not as popu
lar as another girl, you nro taking the
surest way to mako yourself unpopu
lar. Mako up your mind that you will
radlato good cheer and you will not
long have reason to complain o being
friendless. Girl's Companion.
Story of Esau.
"What can you tell mo about Esau?"
nsked tho Sunday-school teacher of her
moat promising pupil In the beginners'
"Esau," replied the young hopeful,
with the glib alucrlty of quo who feels
himself for once on safe ground, "Esau
was tho feller that wrote a book ot
fnbles ami sold the copyright for a
bottle of potash."
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