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WIDE WAR PROBE
Leaders in Senate on Both Sides Agree Not to Bring Up
Chamberlain Resolution Until Monday and Compro-
mise is Forecast: Chief Executive Not Op- v
posed to Aircraft Inquiry.
' ; ; (By Asociated Prei.) '
Washington, May 17. President Wilson's unswerving op
position .to the Chamberlain resolution," which, by an inquiry!
into the aircraft situation, the president considers, proposes gen
eral investigation of the conduct of the war, prevailed in the
, 'senate today when leaders of both sides agreed not to bring the
resolution up until Monday and meanwhile regarded some sort
, of a compromise likely.
CONSIDER VICTORY WON. -'' "
Friends of the administration considered a victory as good
as won and had no doubts that whatever action finally is taken
will not be unsatisfactory to the president.
nsir.HPT sav9 tuttmopttv O
lrilinUi f W W 411 WAX
- President Wilson's action in letting
It be known, through Secretary
Tumulty, that he . did not oppose an
. aircraft inquiry, but reiterating he was
cognixant of a "covert" purpose of the
' resolution which he already had de
nounced in his letter to Senator
' Chamberlain, probably was instru
: mental in the decision by the leaders.
' Senator , Chamberlain agreed to.
postponement of todays debate and
' expressed hope that a satisfactory so
. lution would be reached by Monday.
? President Wilson's request was sup
ported in a minority report on the
resolution - filed today by Senator
Thompson of Kansas, chairman of the
'- tenate expenditures committee. 1
The Chamberlain resolution had
been referred to the expenditure com
" mittee and Senator Thompson was
joined in his report by Senator Jones
of -New Mexico, another democratic
, member of the committee.
Even as amended by the expendi
tures committee majority Senator
. McKellar of Tennessee, democrat,
and Senators Smoot of Utah and
'' France of Maryland, republicans the
" minority members declared the Cham-
berlain resolution is 'a . mere drag:
net proposition" and is unnecessary
r. in orde- to enable the military com
mittee to continue its inquiries, as a
resolution, passed shortly after the
United ; States entered the war. gave
the committee ample authority to
conduct investigations. , . .
' Oppose "Wholesale Inquiries."
Declaring the original Chamber
lain resolution contained "very ex
traordinary provisions." Senators
Thompson and Tone asserted that
the revised draft "is little better"
than the original, as "wholesale in
quiries into various activities are di-
rected whether there is any necessity
- The minority report stated that
there is no objection' to full exercise
by the military committee of its
"i proper inquisitorial authority, but
referred to appointment of Charles E.
. , Hughes to investigate the aviation
- situation, as assurance of "a full and
; complete investigation."
The report said there was no neces
sity for employment of experts and
i-vassistantsias proposed in the Cham
berlain resolution, and the appropria
tion of $10,000 provided would ex-
. haust the senate's contingent fund.
"It is, evident,".' continues the re
port; "that the numerous investiga
tions specified will cause great annoy
ance and interference with the neces
sary war work now going on in the
most important branches of the War
department. For the department to
Ittempt to answer the requirements
' which may be made upon it under the
;erms of this resolution much of the(
time ofj its officers and employes
would be 1 required and the depart
ment be prevented from (Jevoting the
i time and energy necessary to the per
formance of essential worl: in the ac
:ual prosecution of he war, so vital
o the country at this time." :
WILSON TO OPEN
RED CROSS DRIVE
IN GOTHAM TODAY
New Yprk. May 17. President Wil
lon came to New York today to re
view tomorrow the great Red Cross
parade and to open with an address
tomorrow night the Red Cross drive
;or a $100,000,000 war fund.' He was
. net at the station by Colonel and;
Mrs. Edward M. House, at whose
.lome he and Mrs. Wilson dined to
light before going to a theater.-
, Although the time of the president's
arrival was unannounced, thousands
gf .persons at the station and on the
street leading to the hoterat which
he 'stopped recognized him and
cheered s he passed. Later in th?
day crowds homeward bound from
the downtown district gave him an
ovation when, -with Colonel House
and Mrs. Wilson, he wentjor a 13
mileride. .' . -
The president will remain here until
Sunday or Monday.
At the theater tonight the president
was given a tremendous greeting.
CLEAN UP OMAHA,
POLICE TOLD BY
NEW CITY HEADS
Commissioner Ringer am
Mayor Smith Declare That
Gambling and Other Vices
Must Be Banished. .
Omaha poice were notified yester
day atternoon in the Auditorium that
the laws, and ordinances of the citv
must be enforced,-or there will be
a. lot ot changes in the department,
There was a note of friendly firm
ness. in the words of Commissioner
Kinger and Mayor Smith when they
addressed .the men, who received
the messages of the new officials in
good part and applauded the senti
ments expressed. -- , '! -
Occasion was the first meeting
ot tne department any the new , city
officials The mayor, superintendent
of police and the chief -held a general
inspection. Mayor Smith looked over
the "shooting . irons" and observed
the personal appearance of -the men.
. Cleaning Up Omaha.-
Commissioner Ringer greeted the
men with these words: , - . .
"I want to meet you personally an3
to show you that I have no horns.
You know of the promises and pledges
that I made during the campaign
with relation to cleaning up Omaha.
I want to assure every man of this
department that I meant everything
I said. This is the last time I will
speak to the department in this man
ner. We will be fair, but' we will
insist that the laws shall be en
"I wish to impress the thought that
you are responsible for things that
transpire along your beats. Up to
a few days ago at least there was
gambling in several places.- Gam
bling must be stopped or you will be
Holds Police Responsible.
This is plain talk, but I mean it.
Street walkers must be apprehended
by the patrolmen as well as by the
morals squad. We must clean up
(Continued on Paa-e Two, Column Three.)
Russians Recapture Port
Of Baku From Mussulmans
Constantinople, 'May 17. Russian
bolshevik troops; reinforced from
Turkestan and Astrakan, have recap
tured the port of Baku, on the Caspian
sea. The bolshevik forces crossed
the Saspian sea on Russian gunboats
and attacked the : Musselmans who,
owing to lack of means of defense,
were forced to abandon the town. The
bolshevik troops are vigorously con
tinuing their attacks.
SCULPTOR SMASHES STATUE
"The Signal of Peace" in Utah Capitol V
Prove Signal for Warlike Outbreak
DALLIN DESTROYS OWN WORK
. . (By Awoclated Pre.)
Salt Lake City, May 17.-Cyrus E.
IJalhn, famous sculptor, recognized
throughout the world of art as one
of the foremost creators of indigenous
American products, with a blow from
his heavy cane today wrecked a
Poster copy of his statue, "The Signal
of Peace, which occupies-a prominent
place jn the rotunda of, the capitpl
building here: The original is in Lin
coln park,- Chicago.
Dallin objected strenuously when
the statue was given a place in the
state capitol, maintaining that it was
an inferior copy of the original work
and did not do him justice. Today,
wTnle walking through the' capitol. he
became angry when it was suggested
BERLIN AND VIENNA NOW IN CLASH
OVERf SCOPE OF NEW IMPERIAL PACT;
KARL AND Z IT A TO VISIT SULTAN
Germans Deny Austrian Report
That, Agreement Must Be
Submitted to Parliaments
of Both Empires. "
(By Aatoclatcd Treea.)
- Amsterdam, May 17. There Is a
remarkable disparity between advices
from Berlin and Vienna regarding
the scope of the projected extension of I
the Austro-uerman alliance.
Whereas the Berlin version of the
pact' according to the Cologne Ga
zette, denies that the alliance is to bej
i i , . i . . t
emuoaica in ine constitutions oi uic
allied empires, direct advices from
Vianna on the same day affirm the
contrary positively, , declaring such
embodiment to be a 'part of the pro
. The importance of this lies in the
fact that should the proposals con
template constitutional changes, they
would have to be submitted to the
parliaments of both empires whose
assent would be necessary.
"The new alliance between Austria-Hungary
and Germany will make
tor better mutual relations, said
Premier Wckerle of Hungary in an
address to the" lower house of Par
liament, ft can in nowise be taken
as a hindrance " to r relations which
might be established eventually with
other people in the economic do
main." ' "
Declares Peace Only Aim. .
"War aims were hot discussed,'1
the premier declared, "for there can
ciiiuil. - f ....... , ti,.
alliance aims only at the maintenance
of peace in all directions.
ut iiu uutaiiuu ut vvai anna. auv
.Neither will the alliance be a
hindrance to eventual entrance into
the so-called league of nations," the
premier added. "The guarantee of
this lies in the fact that we have
arranged a purely defensive alliance."
Extension of the Austro-German
alliance, which after long years of
peace has stood the test of difficult
times and has taken deep hold on the
minds of the people, -corresponds
with what has become an historic
necessity," said Baron Burian, Austro
Hungarian foreign minister, in an
interview with the , Vienna corres-
"It 'is iieeMaryr,!owini? 'iQrth fs
mat , .nusif ia-nungary anu' vrermany
are surrounded,by ring tf enemies!
The new, alliance will be defensive,
and will serve to bring about peace,
It will show the world that Austria
Hungary tand Germany, united, can-
not' bes beaten, and will convert our
opponents to peaci by the strength
of our will for peace."
, . Demand Frontier Extension.
German newspapers are demanding
extension of Alsace-Lorraine further
into France "asa protection against
a .neighbor who for , more than 600
years has' always been the attacker."
It is suggested - that the frontier,
which now. runs along the crest, of
the Vosges mountains, should here
after, be at the bottom of the French
side of the mountains. ; , -
NEAR BORDER WITH
FORCE OF OUTLAWS
, : ' ' .-'.a
El Paso, Tex.; May 17. Francisco
Villa's personal command is . again
within striking distance of the bor
der and the holdup and robbery of
the Mexican central treight train
early yesterday morning at Ranch
eria, 60 miles south of Juarez, was
done by Epifance ; Holguin's 1 band
reinforced by a detachment of Villa's
forces, it became known here to
night. . . ' f ,.
Villa himself is with his main com
mand and is opproaching the border
at some point between here - and
Additional patrols and outnosts
were sent out from Juarez tonight
arm unusual precautions are being
taken in the Mexican town opposite
here to prevent a surprise-attack
by Villa's followers. ,
to him that he delay seeking the re
moval of the figure, and smashed the
feet of the Indian figure with one
stroke. ., '.- '- - - '
Dallin completed the copy of "The
Signal of Peace" in 1897 for the
Pioneers' Jubilee, held July 24, of that
year. When the capitol was finished
the statue was placed in the rotunda,
although Dallin protested at the time.
The piece represents an Indian riding
a horse and looking off into the dis
tance. : . ;','';.. v "' . ;
Dallin is native of Utah and re
turned here yesterday on a visit. His
statue, "The Scout," was awarded a
prize at the Panama-Pacific Interna
tional -exposition irr San Francisco in
1915. . v ' i . .: . - ,
' Washington, May 17. Govern
ment operation of the steel mills
of the cduntry may be sought if
the joint steel committee appoint
ed today representing the War In
dustries board and the American
Iron and Steel institute to agree on
a determination to increase pro
duction for the government and
restrict non-war consumption. .
Chairman Baruch and his chief
aides, J. Leonard Replogle, director
of steel supply, and Alexander
Legge, chairman of the require
ments division of the War Indus
tries board, are understood to be
prepared to ask President Wilson
to take drastic action the moment
they are convinced that that is the
only way to get increased steel pro
duction. , ,
- The steel men understand the sit
uation, although the subject has
been considered by officials so del
icate that it has not been touched
on in the conferences.
BY HUSBAND OF
"She Tempted Me," Burden of
Dr. David Roberts' Testimony
at Grace Lusk's Trial
(By AsKoclsted Vttn.)
Waukesha, Wis., May 17. Dr.
David Roberts took the witness stand
today as the accuser of Grace Lusk,
on trial charged with the murder of
his wife. , . . ; ' i ;
jot .all .tes-'tsstimonyi
-Oh7htt not jrue" flV defendant
ttleifc 'Sshe struggled fftfmiielF Seat.
"She asked me it I loved Jier and I
answered that. I honored 'and respect
ed her," he; swore, 'at . he bared the
story of their relations from the time
they first met at the home of a mutual
friend in July, 1914, until he found his
wife dying with two bullets in her
body in the little brown house Miss
Lusk made her home three years later.
"I want you to tell me that you love
me more than anyone, else in : the
world, and I want you to teH Mrs.
Roberts so," he testified she said to
him at, one of their meetings, which
had been sought by her.
Struck Him in Face.
"I told her absolutely no, and she
struck me in the face as hard as. she
could," he added.
Later he told bf meeting her in Chi
cago and Milwaukee hotels and pro
duced letters she had written to him
and one written by her to Mrs. Rob
erts, which he had intercepted before
its delivery. . - '
In June, 1917, he testified, she de
manded that he meet her in a Mil
waukee hotel and he did so onl.' after
she hadthreatened to tell his wife of
their relations and "to make a case
for Attorney Lockney." i
At this meeting, he said, she pro
duced a revolver which afterward was
identified as the same one with which
she later shot his wife and herself, and
pointing it at his head, said:
"I will shoot you dead if you do not
put your hand on that Bible and swear
that you love me and will tell your
wife." ; !
Dr. Roberts said he' complied.
After his first meeting with Miss
Lusk, Dr. Roberts said, he met her
several times at church suppers. . In
March, 1915, he said, he called her on
the telephone to ask her assistance
with a book he was writing on ani
mal diseases. " '
"She then asked me if I loved her,"
he testified. "When I said, 'Miss Lusk,
I honor you and I respect you,' she
said, 'I don't care to be honored or
respected. There are other things that
I want.' I said, 'What do you want?'
and she said, T want you to take me
to show me a good time.' I said, 'You
- (Continued on Tat Two, Column Two.)
Sons to Get Income
Of $25000000 Estate
Mrs. Rotter Palmer's
Chicago, May 17. The personal
property left by Mrs. Potter ' Pal
mer, the society leader who died
last week in Florida, was $1,600,000.
This is exclusive of the trust estate
left by Mrs. Palmer's husband,
which now is ' estimated at ' $25,
000,000. s The income from it, by
Mrs. Palmer's death now goes to
the two sons, Potter and Honore;
Mrs. Palmer's will makes sev
eral important charitable bequests
as follows: To sons to be used for
philanthrophy, $400,000; to United
Charities of Chicago, $100,000; to
Art institute, Chicago, art works
worm 9100,000. . .'(
Emperor and Empress Leave
Vienna on Trip to Sofia and,
Revolt Looms. ,
(Bf Awoelntod Trn.) '
Vienna, May 17. Emperor Charles
and Empress Zita left the' Austrian
capital tcday for Sofia and Canstan
tinople to visit King Ferdinand of
Bulgaria and the sultan of Turkey,
The emperor was accompanied by
Baron Burian, the minister of foreign
affairs; Baron Weiser, minister of
commerce, and Count Zichy, minister
ot court attain.
CZECHS THREATEN REVOLT.
Washington, May 17. According to
an omciai dispatch trom raris today
quoting a telegram to the Matin from
Zurich, it is asserted that the Czech
delegation in Vienna, through its
leader, Deputy tSortek, has declared
that if the Austrian government pro
ceeds to establish German districts in
Bohemia the Czech nation will answer
with a bloody revolution. The dispatch
says Jugo-Slav circles are preparing
for a struggle.
Enroll Women in Army.
Berne, Switzerland, May 17. Aus
trian newspapers are exhibiting con
cern at what they call the effemini
zation of the army. It appears that
36,000 women -and- girls now are em
ployed in the auxiliary services as
clerks, servants, etc., and that others
are being enlisted at the rate of ISO,
000 a month. They are being enrolled
at Vienna and sent into the field.
Turks Are Hard Pressed.
London, May 17. Recent British
operations in Palestine and Mesopo
tamia are regarded as entirely success
ful by the British general staff. The
main object of General Allenby'a
operations in Palestine have been
largely realized. His object was not
merely to occupy a large territory east
of the Jordan, but to draw Turkish
troops from the' south and so ease
the situation for the Arabs. This has
been done to a very marked extent
and the Arabs have taken full advan
tage of the opportunity by raiding
the Hedjas railway at various points,
until now the entire -railway is vir
tually otit of commission. The Ger
man troops in ; the south 'have lost
the"" rt?ry( iOPpiiii.ind are living
on dates and whatever else they can
Moslems Want Persia, -' 1
' In Mesopotamia General Marshall's
operations have been equally success
ful Ithbugh.the' British columns are
competing against 'nature -as well as"
against the Turks, whose policy is
to run away inch by inch. The Turks
have long' been planning a great of
fensive toward Persia and the Caspian
Sea and "General 'Marshall's object is
to interfere as much as possible with
that phrh. He has been successful ill
diverting a considerable number of
Turkish units from the enterprise.
UNDER HEAVY FIRE
With the American Army in France,
May 17. The whole American sector
on the Picardy front was subjected
to a heavy bombardment early this
morning. The cannonade continued
for 45 minutes.
There was much aerial activity yes
terday and today with a bright sun
and, little wind, but there were no fur
ther indications that the enemy was
preparing to renew the offensive: On
this front troop movements behind
the German lines are normal. '
Plaster Plant at Fort Dodge
Burns to the Ground
Fort Dodge, la., May 17. (Special
Telegram.) Flames early today
completely destroyed the plant of the
Wasem Plaster company here . at a
loss of $150,000.
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Allies Heartened f kesistance to Terriffic Attack Daily
Expected By Arrival 6f Reinforcements From
Overseas; German Artillery Fire Grows Jn .
Violence ; Rickenbacher Downs Hun Plane.
. (By Associated Press.) ,
American troop! are awaiting the time when they will be
thrown into battle on an entirely new part of the battlefield in
France. " - . "' .,',.;
The announcement that the Start and Stripes are waving
with the British union jack and the French tri-color on this
battlefield said that the Americans were '"completing their
training in the area occupied by the troops which are blocking
the path of the Germans to the channel ports," which may in
dicate that somewhere along the line from Merville to Ypres is
the point where General Pershing's men will once more strike
the Germans. ' t-;,"' .
4 . . . . O IN FIVE SECTIONS.
TOTAL OF THIRD
LIBERTY LOAN IS
About Seven Billions Flow Into
Treasury From Bond Sales
and Income and Excess
Prof its Taxes. 4,
- :-. nr
(By AmotII4 Fkm.) '
Washington, May 17. The total of
third Liberty loan is $4,170,019,650, an
over-subscription of 30 per cent above
the 53,000,000,000 minimum aoueht.
The number of subscribers was about
17,000,000, Every federal reserve dis-
lis district giving 172 per cent. the,.
Highest, an tie New York district 12
nrr rnf th Inu.t
In announcing these 'figures today
tne treasury explained jtliat the total
may be changed slightly by later re
ports from federal reserve banks.
"This is the most successful loan
the United States' has offered, both in
number of subscribers , and in the
amount realized," said Secretary Mc
Adoo; ina statement. "I congratu
late the country on this wonderful re
sult,'' which is irrefutable evidence
of the strength, patriotism p and de
termination of the American people.
"The great result was achieved not
Withstanding the fact that the country
has been called upon to pay since the
second Liberty loan and to' and Includ
ing the month of June income and ex
cess profits taxes to the amount of
approximately $3,000,000,000, which
will make a total amount turned in the
treasurr of the' United States' from
such taxes and the third Liberty loan
oi aoou. $,uuu,uw,UUU."
Officials explained that one reason
the total subscriptions of the second
loan, $4,616,000,000, exceeded those of
the third is that during the last days
of the second, when it was apparent
the loan was heavily over-subscribed,
some corporations and banks desir
ing to make big purchases doubled the
subscriptions they actually meant to
take, knowing only half the over-subscriptions
would be taken.
- . .
Dr. Carrel Decorated.
Paris, May 17. Dr. Alexis Carrel
of the Rockefeller institute has been
promoted by the French government
'to the . rank of commander of the
Legion of Honor. The new decoration
was bestowed upon him yesterday by
M. Mourier. under-secretarv of state
for medical service, in the presence of
i distinguished company.
i This is the fifth section of the front
where Americana have been located. V
The others are: East of Luneville,
nbrthwest of Toul, north of St
Mihiel and on the ' heights of the
Meuse, and in. the Montdidier tec
tor of the Pidardy battle area.
How many Americans are behind ,
the British front, when they arrived
and the part of the United States
from which they came are' yet un
known. It is probable that they are
not to be used as r. separate unit but
will be brigaded with the British in
meeting the next stroke of the Ger
mans in the northern battlefield.
1 Huns Increase Artillery Fire.
During the last Jay, the activity
of the enemy has been most pro
nounced at the tips of the sailents
driven into the allied lines in the
Ypres and Somme fronts. There was
a notable increase in the German
artillery fire on the Lys front, in.
front of Hazebrouck, while - Hailles, ..
east of Amiens, has again been i de
tugtd with shells from the German '
cannon At this point' the French ,
have made notable advances of late
and' at no time since the German '
-wedge ceasecj Jo moye early in April
nas tnu region, been quiet.
The perfect weather thatlias1 pre
vailed tor several days over the en
tire western fronf has led to antni
usual number of battles - between
aerial squadrons. ; In, thes combats
the enemy .seems to have suffered '
heavily and while the allies have not
escaped , unscathed, they 'appear to
have maintained' their mastry of
, Rickenbacher Wins Fresh' Laurels.
Eddie Rickenbacher of Omaha, the .
former automobile race driver, now"
with the American flying force on the)
Toul front, has added another Ger- .
man machine to his record.:
AH along the front in France th '
tension under ; which the men are
working has been reflected by the
large number of trench raiding -forays.
, ' Nowhere, ; however, has
there been a conflict which might
be considered more than a skirmish.
There have been no further re
ports from Rome or Vienna relative
to operations on the Italian front
where on Thursday the Italians made
determine attacks on Austrian po
sitions east of. the Branta river
Terrific Onslaught Foreseen.
't A nummary of the military situa- '
tion on the western front given out
by the British general staff, states
that another terrific attack by the
Germans' is imminent. It is indi
cated that the British expect the new
attack to be on as great a scale as
that of March 11, when the fighting
was begun, over a front of 50 miles.
The halt in the German assault has
? riven the Teutons a chance to re
orm their shattered divisions, it is
admitted, but it also has allowed the
""- nvtnunif LJIIL Allies, ,
The arrival of American troops,"
which are coming to the battlefield "
in large numbers, is another factor in , "
favor of the entente allies, ' it is
pointed out. ' '
"The Germans still ' pretend to,
treat the Americans as negligible,"
says the statement, "but the German
staff does not underrate; them. If
the German staff, had not taken the
American army seriously it is doubt- r
ful whether they would hazard their
whole future on the dangerous . ex
pedient of a spring offensive this
year. . . :, ., .... ..;.;
"The Americans will have to buy
their experience, but Americans are '
good business men and-can be de
pended on to buy in the cheapest .
The British staff is confident that the
American army will make good and
that the American nation will never'
let go until the end.'' V , . "
Ddi j ,iur mm diuaeni -
Officers Who Made Good
Washington, May 17. Under a new
ruling an nouriced today by Secretary' ,
Baker, all students of fourth officers"
training camps which have , just
opened, who successfully complete the .,
course,' will be eligible for a commis- -sion.
:The secretary removed the
restriction allowing only 50 per cent
of the total number of candidates t
qualify. ? . . ; j .; .
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