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Chicago, Jan. 20. Policemen and
airmen worked for half an hour
with a gas torch tonight in extract
ing the body of an unidentified
womaq caught between the elevator
nd the steel shaft of the lift on the
seventh floor of a downtown hotel.
Part of the elevator shaft had to be
burned away with the torch before
the body could be removed. She
died shortly after being taken to a
Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 20. (Special
Telegram.) John Alexander, a
farmer, who has been working
for Thomas James at Battle Creek,
pleaded guilty4 in justice court here
this evening to raising a check from
J6 to $60. Alexander had been given
-the ?6 check as a gift from his
:inployer. He reciprocated by
boosting its total. Alexander was
taken to the Madison county jail
to await trial.
' Hiilshoro, Ore., Jan.p). Charles
W. Colby, 68, early yesterday morn
ing shot his wife in the head while
she was sleeping in their ranch home
rear here, and then took his own
life by shooting himself. Colby's
wife was 33 years old.
In a sealed note to J. Frank
Stroud of Beaverton, Colby said he
had killed three men in his life, but
what he was about to do required
much more nerve. Colby had been
ill several months and it is thought
brooding over the differences in
their ages and a mortgage on the
ranch, mentally unbalanced him.
Washington, Jan. 29. Ambassa
dor Davis at London cabled the
State department today that it is
practically impossible to obtain re
turn passage to' the United States
from Europe at this time. Officials
said this condition was due to the
use of so much tonnage in return
ing American troops home" and to
ihe general congestion of trans
Atlantic traffic. ,
Washington, Jan .20. The senate
bill to make the Grand canyon a
national park was passed today by
the house and sent to conference.
In the arc set aside are 99
square miles of public land, now
parts of two. national forests and a
Same refuge:
The proposal has been before
tongress for 33 years.
Geneva, Jan. 20. The Commer
cial Bank of Budapest has decided
to sue former Empercn Charles-for
1,000,000 crowns, which he subscrib
ed to the eighth war loan and which :
he refuses to pay.
Berne, Jan. 20. How Rosa' Lux
emburg, the dead Spartacan leader
of Berlin, managed to gain German
citizenship, is related by the Tage
blatt, of Berne. Rosa, who had been
expelled from Russia for activities
among the Jews, was living in Zu
rich, when she decided to go to Ger
many to propagate socialistic ideas.
She was 'warned that she would be
expelled, so she sought a lawyer in
Zurich and demanded to know
whether it was possible to contract
a mock marriage with a German
j-itizen so as to become immune
from expulsion. The lawyer said
there would be some difficulties as
to obtaining a man to go through
such a ceremony.
Rosa soon produced a German
known as Dr. Lubeck, and he mar
ried her on payment of ten francs.
Rosa immediately left her husband
and went to Germany. Lubeck later
was expelled from Switzerland as
an undesirable foreigner.
Gen. Harries to Have
Charge of Relief for
Russians in Germany
Paris, Jam 20. The American
Red Cross w ill begin immediately
the work of providing relief for
Russian prisoners in Germany, who
are said to number 1,500,000. Large
sums of money have been contrib
uted for this purpose by Russian
societies and individuals in France
ind Scandinavian countries.
This relief work possibly is the
, result of a clause in the new armi
stice conditions and will be under the
general supervision of Brig. "Gen.
Harries, of the American army who
is in Berlin in connection with the
repatriation of American prisoners.
Many Firemen Expected to
Attend Meeting in Fremont
Cremont, Jan. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) The committee in charge
of the arrangements for the annual
convention of the Nebraska State
Volunteer Fireman's association to
be held here Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of this week has
plans made for entertaining one of
the largest crowds in the history
of the organization. Alliance, which
has a large delegation, accompanied
by a band, will arrive early tomor
ow. J. W. Guthrie of Alliance is
president of the association. Alli
mce is one of the candidates for
:lie 19J0 meet ScottsblutT. also is
iftcr the convention. Auburn sends
A-ord that it will be represented by
big delegation. Six hundred fire
men are expected to be in attend
mce. Fight Famine Belief.
Washington, Jan. 20. Debate on
the administration hill appropriating
f 100,000,000 for food relief in Europe
nd the near east, covered a wide
range in the senate today and again
prevented a final vote on the meas
ure. Passage of the bill is conced
in! by both advocates and oppo-
Seventeen-Year-Old Bride of
Escaped Nebraska Convict
Says Past Is Dead; Will
Appeal to .Authorities.
Special to The Bee.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 20. Mrs.
Mary Reel, 17-year-old bride of
Sergeant Walter B. Reel, will use
every means in her power to secure
the pardon of her young husband,
under arrest here by order of the
Nebraska authorities. He is charged
with escape from the prison at Lin
coln, where he was serving time for
Ten years ago, on the advice of
his lawyer, Reel pleaded guilty to
a charge of being accessory to a
murder, although he says he' was
not within two blocks of the scene
when the murder occurred.
He was sentenced, served five
years in the Nebraska penitentiary
and escaped.
He came to Denver, began a new
life and made many friends. Reel
was a clerk at the Colorado hotel
when the war broke out. He went
to Canada to enlist, was later sentfl
to France, where he was wounded
in battle three times. When finally
discharged he returned to Denver
with a Canadian bride, resumed his
former position and then came his
arrest and exposure.
Never Told Wife.
Mrs. - Reel today sought aid of
city and state authorities to secure
the young officer's pardon.
.."Walter never told me ne- had
any trouble in the past," she said.
"Why should he? It mightyfiave
prepared me to meet this shock but
I would rather not have known.
The past is dead. If he did wrong
he was sincerely sorry and this three
gold wound stripes show that he
fought hard to make himself right
with the world."
It is generally felt that if extradi
tion to Nebraska proves necessary
the Nebraska authorities will take
into consideration Reels subsequent
record, and that an appeal to the
governor of Nebraska for "a pardon
will receive a favorable hearing.
Identified by Photo. '
A photo in a Denver newspaper,
showing Walter Rifenberg, known
as Sergeant Reel, together with a
story of his heroism on the battle
fields of France, resulted in his ar
rest. Warden W T.' Fenton was read
ing a Denver paper last week when
he noted a large portrait of Reel
and instantly recognized him as
Walter Rifenberg, sent up ixpm
Ainsworth, to serve a 25-year term
for murder in the Nebraska prison.
Rifenberg proved to be a model
prisoner and two years ago was sent
to work at the farm at the "Girls'
Industrial home at Milford. Six
months latef, the authorities say, he
took French) leave.
Persons With Social
Diseases Cannot Be
Held Says High Court
By a Staff Correspondent
Des Moines. Jan. 20. Under a de
cision of Iowa supreme court hand
ed do"wn today persons thought to
be suffering from private- diseases
cannot be detained for examination
and treatment.
The opinion was written by Jus
tice Weaver and concurred in- by
other justices of high court and was
given in connection with habaes
corpus proceedings brought by
Marlin J. Wragg of t,his city."
It is said the decision will not
affect men and women already under
detention but will prevent further
examination of persons found in
disorderly ropms and those suspect
ed of having such diseases.
Justice Weaver declares that forc
ing a person -suspected of being
diseased to submit to av examina
tion is a violation of human rights.
Court-Martial Funston.
Captain Is Reappointed
Washington-, Jan. 20. The War
department announced ' reappoint
ment of Capt. Sam Bucklew, a na
tional infantry officer, djsmissed
from the army after trial by court
martial on charges involving . the
accounting for certain construction
funds intrusted to him while he was
on duty at Camp Funston, Kan. It
was disclosed that Captain Buclew
had been restored to the service be
fore the department made public the
dismissal order with its confirma
tion by the president more than a
month ago.
It was said at the department that
Secretary JBaker made a personal
investigation of this case and
ordered Captain Bucklew's reap
pointment on the ground that the
govermesit had not suffered and the
officer had not benefited from the
transaction which resulted in his
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Newspaper Correspondent
xSees Himself Stamped and
Passed by Official Censor
Lies in Bed in Germany Among Folding Typewriters and
Cigaret Smoke; Dreams of Drifting. Into Print
Across Leagues of Ocean Cables on
Golden Strands of Music. ,
. Staff Correspondent of Universal Service.
Special Cable Dispatch. '
With the American Army of Occupation, Coblenz, Jan. (. A pain,
sharp and sinister, hit us in the left lung without warning. . So we went
avay to the old hotel in the old town of Trier, which had been the origi
nal, headquarters of the press division when it fitst came to Germany
nearly two months ago.
Our arrivat seemed lo cause some excitement Shrill feminine voices
called from floor to floor. One- of those Amerikaner correspondents had
returned. He was sick. There was a fine flutter among the zimmer
madchens. Correspondents are never forgotten by the zimmermadchens
in any hotel in which they have stopped. We rather suspect that it is
because of the mess they leave behind.
The English speaking wife of the
proprietor came up, duly solicitous.
blie had no vacant room, put as
suredly she would find a roonj for
a correspondent, especially for one
who was krank which is to say, ill.
It' was not a large room which she
produced. Its one window looked
out on a drtary dead wall. Through
it came the sound of street car bells
and the monotonous voices of-aged
newsboys crying their ' afternoon
papers, along with other noises Nof
the town which is at once one pi
the most picturesque and at. the
same time most thoroughly, boche
and most thoroughly depressing of
all Rheinish towns.
Cheerful News.
Two zimmermadchens peered
timidly into the room. Where had
we been since we went away from
them? What was the trouble?
Ach! It was doubtless the Spanish
fever. There -was much Spanish
fever in Trier. We had better be
careful. One of their brothers had
died no't long ago from Spanish
fever and so quick we'd scarcely
his trusty red pencil in hand, took
believe it. This was cheering news,
And now came other members
Otto Furst, Found Deserted
After Motor Car Acci
dent, Refuses to Tell
About .It.
Otto Furst, 37 years old, 3029
Pratt street, is in the Lord Lister
hospital as a result of serious in
ternal injuries received last night
when an automobile, in .whkh . he
was riding overturned 10 miles pn
the west Dodge road. Two other
occupants, wFose names were not
learned, are believed to have been
injured also. Police have been un
able to locate them.
Furst was found by a party of
unidentified motorists who brought,
him to Omaha and left him lying
on the sidewalk at Twenty-fifth and
Farnam streets, without aid.
He was found there 'by Dr. J. L.
Gilbert, 103 South Twenty-fifth
street, who notified the police. He
declined to divulge the names of the
two men who were with him, say-4
ing: i win cue oetore 1 give out
those names."
The automobile "Vhich they were
driving was completely wrecked.
Farm Loan Bonds on Sale
at Federal Land Banks
Washington, Jan. 20. -Federal
farm loan bonds may now be bought
from each of the 12 land banks un
der a new treasury policy.
Texas Mob Burntf'Kegro.
Hillsboro, Tex., Jan. 20. A mob
this afternoon took Bragg Williams,
a negro, to the corner of the public
square and burned him to death for
the murder of Mrs. George Wells
and her child, December 2, 1918.
Yanks Will Marry French
Girls Says Yvonne Gall
French More Lovable and
Home Life Appeals to
Hearts of Soldiers,
Says Opera Singer. ,
By Universal Service.
Chicago, Jan. 20. Mile Yvonne
Gall, of the Chicago opera, herself
a Parisienne and a relative of
Marshal Petain, says it's true at least
20,000 Yanks French girls.
American soldiers, she says, are
struck by the home life, of French
girls and never again will be satis
fied with girls of their native coun
try. She doesn't hold,' however,
that, French girls have greater
beauty or charm 'than their Ameri
can cousins.
"Our girls are perhaps not as
clever as yours," said the opera
singer, but they are more lovable,
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of the "flying circus" or press di
vision. Never let it be said that
they would permit a worthy brother
to lack company in the hour of ill
ness, especially when. he Had the
only spare room in town. ,
They each and severally delivered
themselves of advice concerning
remedies for our ailments, illus
trating their remarks with narra
tions of personal experiences. Then
they took a viva voce vot and de
cided that a doctor might not Se
a bad scheme. After which they
set up their folding ' typewriters,
lighted cigarettes and waited for
Lt. Francois Du Tessen, our French
liaison officer, who had drawn up a
text of the remarks of Marshal
Foch during our interview with the
French commander and had taken it
back to the marshal for his ap
proval. Morgan and Hia Red Pencil.
Capt. Gerald Morgan, chief censor
of the American army, arrived with
a look around the room, then estab
lished a temporary office on,a little
table at the head, of our bed.
Noble Hall of the London Times
came in with a -fur lined overcoat
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Chamber of Commerce . Hopes
to Be Able to Welcome
Boys from Dodge in
Body as Return.
Omaha and Nebraska men of the
army units at Camp Dodge will be
discharged Wednesday, and the of;
ficers Thursday, according to a wire
to the Chamber of Commerce last
Randall K. Brown, H. H. Lovell,
Herbert Connell and H. E.- Dysert
of the war activities of the Chamber
of Commerce conferred with army
officials at Des Moines in regard to
bringing ,the boys home in a body.
Mr. Brown will arrive in Omaha
this morning and after a consulta
tion . here, what arrangements have
been made will be made known.
It is tHe hope of the Chamber of
Commerce officials to welcome- the
boys home at a public demonstra
tion. High Mortality from Flu.
; Reported in U. S. Army
Washington, Jan. 20. Some idea
of the high mortality from influenza
among troops in camps at home for
the six months' period ending De
cember 27, Was shown today in a
report by the surgeon general of the
army. The death rate for the six
months rose to 32.15 per thousand
per year from all causes. ' The rate
from influenza and pneumonia was
JU.U7 per thousand per year.
Message of Sympathy.
London, Jan. 20. President Wil
son has sent a telegram of sympathy
to King George on the death of his
youngest son, Prince-John.
more appealing to the heart of a
brave, good man. Here's the dif
ference: "The French girl follows her hus
band; the American girl wants to
lead him. The French girl is happy
in doing for the one she loves; the
America finally, they will find t
"French, wives are helpmates of
their husbands; not their slave driv
ers. French daughters ' obey their
parents, do not dictate to them.
French mothers arc teachers of
their children; not their servants.
"Your wonderful Amarican sol
diers have seen, all this and will not
be content to be treated again as
the American girls treat their sweet
hearts. If they come back to
America, finally, they will gnd it
necessary to return to France, eith
er to live there with i French girl
or bring one back to the United
JANUARY 21, 1919
Fight in House Re
in Defeat of Effort
Remove Civil War .
From a Staff -Correspondent.
Washington, Jan. 20. Congress
man Sloan fought a successful fight
today against numerically stronger
odds, defeating the bill to transfer
the Battle Mountain Sanitarium,
Hot Springs, So. D., to the War
department and to remove the pres
ent occupants of the sanitarium
elsewhere, in order that the insti
tution might be occupied by present
day soldiers returning from overseas
Congressman Gandy, author of the
bill, in support of the measure said
the board of managers of soldiers'
homes favored the scheme as did
the governor of South Dakota and
the surgeon general in charge.
He said there were only 330 pa
tients at the institution, 247 civil war
veterans, 75 Spanish war veterans
and eight others and that an exam
ination of the patients disclosed the
fact that only 37 of the total num
ber of inmates of the sanitarium
could not be moved elsewhere.
Says The Boys Need Place.
The War department, he said, had
found that 600 beds were available
rat the sanitarium and in the emer
gency created by thousands of boys
coming home from Europe, gassed
and wounded, he believed it should
be turned over to the War Depart
ment to be used by the present day
Representative Sloan, after recit
ing the reports of the committees
of the two houses when the sana
tarium was created, the words of
which laid stress-on the medical and
curative powers of the water there,
the institution having been desig
nated for civil iwar veterans, pro
tested against moving the old sol
diers now inmates of the sanitarium
whose average age is 76 years.
Adams Calls It Infamous.
Mr. Sloan quoted Commander-in-Chief
Adams of the G.-A. R. as
stating that the bill was "infamous."
He said Department Commander J.
S. Hoagland of Nebraska was op
posed to the transfer of authority
and heread a letter from Dr. Field,
BrotherNof Beatrice, now a member
of the sanatarium, in opposition.
Added interest in the debate was
created by the three civil war vet
erans'in the house, General Sher
wood and Representatives Hollings
worth of Ohio, and Osborne of
California, who made short speeches
in opposition to the bill.
Johnson Supports It.
Representative Johnson of South
Dakota, fresh from the battle-fields
of France, was given a rousing re
ception when he rose to speak in
favor of the measure which, it is
said, is being pressed because of
By a vote of 161 to 92 the house
refused to suspend the rules and
pass the bill, the motion to suspend
requiring two-thirds of those voting.
Of the Nebraskans voting Sloan,
Kinkaid and Lobeck were against
the bill.
The Iowa delegation voted as"fol
lows . against: Haugen, Towner,
Ramseyer, Scott, Sweet, Green and
Kennedy. Good voted for the bill.
Revolution Breaks
Out in Portugal; King
Manuel Proclaimed
London, Jan. 20. A revolution
has broken out in Portugal accord
ing to a wireless dispatch from Lis
bon. Paiva Conceiro has placed
himself at the had 'of a royal revolt
at Oporto, Bargo and Viscus and
has proclaimed former King Man
uel, king of Portugal.
Government troops are reported
on their . way to suppress the con
spiracy. The wireless dispatch
adds that former King Manuel has
sent a telegram to the 'Portuguese
government reproving the attempt
in his behalf.
Montana Bone Dry Law
to Be Rigidly Enforced;
Will Confiscate Goods
Helena, Mont, Jan. 20. Mon-'
tana grocers and druggists who
are selling flavoring extracts and
other preparations containing al
cohol will be prosecuted for viola
tion of the prohibition law, de
clared Attorney General S. C.
Ford today.
"It is clearly a violation of the
law," said he. "The law provides
for confiscation, not only of the
alcoholic preparations, but of all
else in the store.
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Terrorist Challenges God
After He Kills Priest
and Is Shot Down
Staff Correspondent
(Special Cable Dispatch.)
London, Jan. . .'. A story of a terrorist challenge to God and its
tragic result comes to the Daily Express from an authoritative Russian
A small party of terrorists broke into a church and in the vestry
murdered the priest. People- were in the pews while the tragedy was
enacted. Another priest was praying at the altar.
One of the mudrerers stalked down to the pulpitclimbed into it
a hitherto unheard of liberty and waving his arms shouted:
"You see how silly all this .religion is. There is no God. I tell
you there never has been a God. I have just killed a priest.
"In the silly old days you have told me God would kill me because
I killed a priest. Well, here you see me in the pulpit. I have killed a
priest and God doesn't lift a finger to kill me."
A pistol shot rang out and the terrorist fell dead in the pulpit.
A man in the congregation, smoking pistol in hand, stood calmly.
"He said God would not kill him. I did. I was God's instrument."
Investigation of Oniaha Jew
ish Welfare Board Leads to
Taking of Chicago "Ama
teur" Photographer. .
Rufus T. MacComas," prominent
Chicago photographer, is under ar
rest in Chicago, charged with send
ing objectionable letters through
the mails. Postoffice authorities al
lege MacComas is head bf a syndi
cate that has been luring girls rang
ing from 8 to 14 ytars to their phot
tograph studios.
The operation of the alleged syn
dicate was discovered by members
of the - Omaha Jewish " Welfare
board and resulted in the arrest of
A. E. Butters of Omaha charged
with offering obscene pictures fof
sale. A charge of, "enticing" was
also filed against ' Butters." His
bonds were fixed at $2,000 but later
reduced and he was released.
Arrests will be made in other
cities soon, it is said, of men wanted,
being declared members of the syn
dicate of which MacComas and But
ters were leaders.
Advertised for Models.
According to postoffice inspectors
who lodged the change against Mac
Comas, he and his friends, all "am
ateur," photographers, inserted ad
vertisements in newspapers for little
girls for "art poses." ' From a num
ber of replies "fit subjects," were
Photographs are said to have been
exchanged between the members of
the syndicate together with stories
of their "experiences." The letters
were written in code to escape vio
lation of the postal regulations pro
hibiting obscene literature being
sent through the mail.
'Pictures of Children.
Letters which have been trans
lated are said to contain "exper
iences" of depravity of the syndi
cate inconceivable to authorities
whose daily experiences deal with
the most hardened criminals. The
young girl models were the victims
of the syndicate.
In MacComas' trunk were found
hundreds of photographs of nude
children and letters detailing "ex
periences" of other members bf the
syndicate. MacComas says he is an
amateur artist and denies wrong do
ing. . . ,
The arrest of the Chicago man fol
lowed postoffice inspection of letters
exchanged between -, him, Butters
and the others, It is said federal
chatges will be filed here against
Butters. v
Americans Will Sail Home
Down Rhine, Present Plan
By Associated Press.
Coblenz, Jan. 20. Arrangements
are in progress, according to reports
here, by which the American army
of occupation eventually will be
taken home by way of the Rhine to
Rotterdam or some German port for
embarkation. The plans for troop
transportation on the Rhine call for
a large number of barges and also
for the use of all available river
Meanwhile, efforts are underway
to perfect a plan to bring American
army supplies up the Rhine to Cob
lenz from Rotterdam, thus obviat
ing the long rail haul across France.
Emperor Charjes May Have
to Leave Home in Vienna
Paris, Jan. 20. The Austrian gov
ernment has informed former Em
peror Charles, who is reported to
be ill,1 that unless the monarchist
movements at home and abroad
cease, his presence in then Austrian
capital will not be tolerated, ac
cording to a Vienna dispatch re
ceived here. It is generally known
in Vienna that the emperor was
forced to abdicate but that he re
serves his personal rights to the
throne. .
Modify Homestead Residence.
Washington, Jan. 20. A senate
bill modifying homestead laws to
shorten the period of residence re
quired of settlers in mountain re
gions of the west was passed today
by the house without amendment.
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of Universal Service.
Early Returns Show Majority
Socialists Polling Big Vote;
the German Democrats
Vote a Surprise.
London Jan. 20. "The course of
the elections throughout the German
state," says a German government
wireless dispatch received here to
night, "has clearly proved that the
development of a republican form of
government interests the whole Ger
man nation. Participation in the
elections was strongeverywhere and
in the sharpest contradiction to the
indifference which vast classes, es
pecially the buurgeosie, have shown
on the occasion of former elections.
Especially remarkable was the
strong percentage of women amoitfg
the masses of voters and IhS perse
verance of both male and fSmale
voters to record their votes, despite
adverse weather conditions.
"Only from the Rhineland, the
mining district of Hamborn, Cassel
and a few small places have there
been disturbances due to the vio
lence of Spartacan bands. Every
where else the day has been quiet
both in the province and in the
large towns.
"The party administration of 4he
independence socialists has now ap
pealed to the.workers to suspend
their protest strike and return to
work." .
Socialists Strong.
Paris, Jan. 20. Returns of the
election for the German national
assembly for the Third electoral
district of Baden show the major
ity socialists to have won five seats,
the centrist party five seats, the
German nationalist party one seat
and the German democratic party
three seats. The votes cast were:
Majority socialists, 362,948; cen
trists, 380,644; German nationalists,
78,786; German democrats, 226,811.
Among the well known Germans
elected 'in Baden "were Konstantin
Fehrenbach, former; president of
the reichstag, and Herren Dietrich,
Haase and Wirth, membersu of the
Reichstag. In Wurttemburg, Math
ias' Erzberger, Friedrich von Payer,
former vice chancellor; Adolph,
Groeber and Herr Kehl were elect
ed. The first results are too incom
plete to permit of any opinion as to
the significance of the election, but
the old national liberal party vir
tually has disappeared in Baden and
Liberal PartyNEnded. .
In Freiburg, Baden,,the majority
socialists got 1,697 votes; centrists,
25,773; German nationalists, 4,276;
German democrats, 9,920. In Moun
heim, centrists, 18,765; German na
tionalists, 6007; German democrats,
26,562. In Lorraien, Baden, cen
trists,' 3,852; German nationalists,
1,444; German democrats, 8,572;
majority socialists, 10,944.
The results in Wurttemburg were:
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Bolshevist Power Is Enemy tc
Entente, Says French Min
ister to Russia at Sen
atorial Luncheon.
By Associated Press.
Paris, Jan. 20. The two notable
events of the day were the meeting
of the supreme council to cpnsidct
the Russian situation and the gala
luncheon to President Wilson at
Luxemburg palace. "
' Th Innrlipnfi- besides brmcms.'
together a brilliant assemblage, alio ,
brought out the declaration from
President Wil-jn "that the peril of
France, if it continues, will be the
peril of the world, and not only
France must organize against the
peril, but the world must organize
against it."
The meeting of tlie supreme coun
cil was attended by President Wil
son, Secretary Lansing and rep
resentatives of the other four great
powers. An hour was given over
to hearing M. Noulens, the French
ambassador who ha., just returned
from Russia, where he personally
witnessed the various changes which
have been taking place in the gov
ernment and conditions there. What
he told the council was not dis
closed, but an authorized statement
from M. Noulens sums up his views
Bolsheviki Led Huns.
"The bolshevist power is the en
emy of the entente. -It is responst
bit for the Russian defection from
the entente. It furnished Germany
vith food during the war. It pro
tested against the terms of the Ger
man armistice. These acts show
an uncompromising attitude of hos
tility against the entente.
"Tyranny and terror, which are in
creasing daily, should place the
bloody chiefs at Moscow and Petro
grad outside the pale of humanity.
No society 6f nations could deal
with such a regime, which consti
tutes today the most serious ob
stacle to a general peace. Until the
regime fails, a development which I
hope the allies' will actively, seek to
bring about, Europe will continue
to be exposed to the severest risks
of agitation and war.
M. Noulens will be followed to
morrow by the Danish minister, H.
Scaveniue ,who will speak along the
same lines.
Luncheon Elaborate.
The luncheon to President Wilson
was one of the most elaborate func
tions thus far held, with 300 guests
at the table, including two presidents
and many premiers and public lead
ers, -ih the sumptuous setting of one
of the finest of the old world pal
aces. The throne room of the Bour
bon kings was used for the first
time since, 100 years ago, Napoleon
banqueted his generals returning
from battle.
The republican guard ia white uni
forms and gleaming helmets lined
the marble staircase as President
Wilson ascended. The menu was
a beautifully engraved work of art.
bearing President Wilson's portrait
on the cover.
Speech Applauded.
President Wilson's speech was
warmly applauded, and as he
closed the band of the republican
guard too'k up the inspiring strains
of f "The Marseillaise" with ' the
voice of a tenor from the opera
joining in the refrain. The presi
dent was so impressed with the
demonstration that he wrote a hur
ried note on his card and sent it to
the singer.
The guests then withdrew for
coffee in the salon Victor Hugo; .
where two brilliant groups formed,
one with Marshal Foch in the center
and the other with President Wil
(Contlnned on Paja Two, Column Twn.)
Search for the Cause
of Delay in Pressing
Broatch-Tanner Case
LincolnJan. 20. A feature of
senate proceedings this afternoon
was the informal investigation that
took place as to who "passed the
buck" in the Broatch-Taiiner contest
for the incumbency of senatorial dis
trict No. 4, Douglas county.
Secretary of State Amsbcrry was
called and tsked why there had
been a delay in presenting the
papers relating to the contest.
He said that he had questioned
former Secretary of State Tool,
who said he had the papers but had
referred them to his chief clerk,
who had referred them to another
clerk, whrrhad referred them to the
bookkeeper, but before they reachf.l
the janitor they had been located.
The matter finally sifted down a
to a matter of veracity among the
various persons affected and Mr.
Amsberry was vindicated, and held
blameless for the delay,
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