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THE WEATHER: ' Fair Wednesday and Thursday; with continued mild temperature. R 1EF RIGHT REEZY pit m Omaha Da Hourly Tni)niiir. Iluur. IV. Hour B . m 1 p. Ore. 6 . m 7 . m Si; 8 . m 4 a. m .si: ft In a. SH; II a. m S 1 p. m .... p. m 47 : li. m , . . 4H p. in 4T ' p. m 45 i. in 44 i BITS OF NEWS VOL. 48 NO. 193. Eflttrd eaadcltst 0. iindtr matter Mm 28. act el March 1306. f 3. 1879 OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1919. B Mill (I narl.. Daily. 14.10: 8uMav. KM: Dally tad Sua.. $30: sulilda Neb. (oitaoa aitra TWO CENTS. "VIRTUOUS WIVES" SPARKLING SOCIETY NOVEL READ IT IN THE BEE FROM DAY TO DAY. BEE JREAT BRITAIN TO HOLD MILLION MEN IN ARMY London, Jan. 28. (By Associated Press.) At a special meeting of abinet today urgent questions re garding demobilization were discuss- It is understood the conferees con cluded about 1,1100,000 men would ue required t the army, which It . m 4ii! ft i. .4 nn n n2 i row o) li rr m n n i V i means, rougniy, tnree out ot every i lour men will be demobilized and the fourth retained "to finish the job." It is proposed to release the men who have already given the most service to the country. The pay of the men retained will be largely increased, and a new scheme of leave introduced. STUNNING SPORTS SUITS PROMISED BY TAILORS. Atlantic City, N. Y., Jan. 28. Del egates to the convention of the Na tional Association of Merchant -Tailors, which opened here today, I foresee a new era of picturesque j sports attire for men. Garish de signs and hues will be the rule, the delegates announced, and they ascribe the prospective situation to the association of people of divers nationalities during the war. KING ALCOHOL GROGGY BUT STILL IN THE RING New York, Jan. 28. Mapping out of a legal campaigp to make inopera tive the ratification of the federal prohibition amendment wa. begun ;-t a meeting here today of an execu tive committee representing the Dis tillers' Association of America. The committee, composed of seven nembers, was appointed recently at Chicago to take legal steps to com pel action to bring about a referen dum on prohibition in 15 states where, although the federal amend ment was ratified, the distillers claim this action was illegal because of stat utes requiring a referundum before .he legislature can act. "This was but one of many lines of action considered legally to pre vent a 'dry' America," Chairman Samuel Wollncr announced . PREDICT BOOM IN AUTOMOBILE TRADE. " Chicago, Jan. 28. Leaders of the industry in addressing the National Automobile Dealers' association to day expressed the belief that the automobile business was entering the greatest boom in its history. lohn N. Willvs. president of the VVillys-Overland company, satJd "I believe in the tuture. I nc 'armer will have as much luxury as the citv man. . As a nation too, we are going after the world's busi ness. We aVe going to prosper foi years." George M. Graham, sales man ager of the Pierce-Arrow Motor company, predicted that within 10 years the farmers alone would buy $10,000,000,000 worth of motor trucks. COUNCIL VOTES-' -TO ESTABLISH ' CITY IMKET Gardeners, Grocers and Com mission Men Have Meeting With City Commissioners; Ready by Spring. Omaha is to have a new municipal inarkct. The city council, last night, by a vote of 5 to 2, decided to establish one at Fifteenth and Davenport streets. It wasa stormy session, aUndcd , t , -,,,,:,,e.M rai;cu inc uucsuuu i win siatc nidi rv scores of cardeners.'-conimission Li, . T t j i u ' '.,.-- -....ftjrand Island does more business men, gibers and consumers, manyl ot whom made speecnes. The gardeners, grocers and com miss:on men all declared the market is "foredoomed to failure" while the consumers applied opprobrious epithets to the "middlemen," one orator calling them "pharasites" and other names being hurled. Mayor Smith, who is the author of the idea, said the establishment of the market place at Fifteenth and Davenport streets will cost about $15,000. As his resolution was about to go to" a vote. Commissioner Ring er proposed that the market place be established in the basement of the Auditorium until it shall have been demonstrated whether the people will patronize it 'in sufficient num bers lo make it pay. The mayor leaped up and ex claimed. "If you want to chloroform my resolution, kill it now and don t make a joke of it. Your idea would only make a joke of it." Ure Favors Ringer. Commissionr Ure. spoke of Mr. Ringer's substitute resolution. "You can establish a market place at Fifteenth and Davenport," he said, "but that doesn't make it a market. If the people don't come and patronize it in sufficient num bers then you have wasted $15,000 of the people's money." Mr. Ringer's resolution to give the market a tryout in the Auditor ium without any cost was lost by just one vote, Ringer, Ure and Zim man voting in favor of it and Towl hesitating before he said "No." Commissioner Zimman related the experience of the city in establishing i market at Fourteenth and Capitol avenue some years ago, which prov ed a failure within a month after it was opened. "The reason that market failed," declared Mayor Smith, "was because the city council then was in sym pathy with the commission men The only way to give the consumer a chance for his money is to get the market away from Eleventh and Jackson streets. The commission man makes a moral coward out of the producer who brigs his stuff there to sell- and the consumer is not welcome to buy there." J. J. Cameron declared that less than 10 per cent of the people of (Continued on Page Iwo, Column Six.) 15 000 ODD ' T-l" rap nn --rr. ia BUILDING v Other' Cities Try to Amend Bill to Obtain Referendum on Location, But Fail in Effort. By a Staff Correspondent. Lincoln, Jan. 28. Members of the house from the thriving cities in the central and western part of the state established the fact that they are imbued with great local pride and enthusiastic faith in the present and future greatness of their respective communities, in the debate on the bill providing for a new capitol building today in the house. The measure passed committee of the whole, providing that a levy of Vj mills be made for five years for a new structure to cost not more than $5,000,000 and that no contracts be entered into for the building un til a year after the edifice is legally authorized. v House Roll No. 3 was made a spe cial order of business for the morn ing session ;.ud the most prolonged debate on the capitol bill was pre cipitated when McLellan of Hall county made a motion to amend the bill so as to provide that a referen dum vote on the future site be left to a special election. Center of Population. He said that ..the present site of the capitol was ifot large enough for a $5,000,000 building and that consideration should be given the fact that the center of population of Nebraska is continually moving westward, and Jhere were other cit ies which had good claims for cap ital location. I his speech he did not once mention Grand Island, his home town, as an aspirant for location of the state capitol. Tracewell of Cherry county con tended that McLcllan's motion was iii the nature of a practical joke and the people would so hold it; that if the question would be put to a referendum there would be four contestants outside of Lincoln, and they would be Norfolk, Kearney, Hastings and Grand Island. Should one of the four latter towns be de termined on to contest the site with Lincoln jealousy would cause the other three towns to line up with Lincoln, as would Omaha and the greater part of the northwest ern part of the state. Biggest Little City. McLellan, in rejoinder, said: "I never said a word about Grand Island, did 1? But since you have : 1 t- - . : t . ii . . .u. pe capita than any1 city in the Uni ted States, is the second largest horse market in the United States, has large jobbing ' and industrial concerns, is the largest little cit in the United States and is eminently fit to be the capital of the great str.te of Nehraska.' Purcell of Custer, remarked: "The failure ,of McLellan to refer to Grand Island as a suitable place for the new capitol building was be cause he had Broken Bow in mind all the time." Hostetler of Buffalo, extolled Kearney, saying it was a city of hospitals, military academies, normal school and industries. As the course of empire had taken its westward way it had developed a wonderful community there, when a few short years ago the site of the town was the home of the antelope and the jack rabbit. He favored a referendum vote. Boosts Fillmore County. Matthewson told of the glories of Fillmore county and of the future of the sandhills and indicated in a long speech that one of the latter, environed with a crop of sweet clover, the humus producing ver dure which would make the sand hills a land flowing with milk and honey, would be an ideal site for the new capital. Berka contended hat the greatest good to the greatest number of per sons in the state made Lincoln the ideal site and was joined in this by Mears of Wayne, who said that while Omaha was the one great metropolitan city of Nebraska it had not the advantage of a capit.-.l city possessed by Lincoln. , Snow, from the extreme western part of the state, said traditions had grown up around Lincoln, as the capital, that could not be disregard ed, and while the logical site favored Scottsbluff. he was in favor of Lin coln and that the 100 representa tives in the house were there to ex press the will of the people and it was unfair to the voters to "pass the buck" to them. Rodman of Kimball closed the debate on the amendment, by call ing attention to the law, which pro vides that the university buildings must be erected within a radius of four miles of the state capital. The referendum amendment was (CoiiUuik4 aa faa Xwa, Catania Xaa.) SOCIETY GIRLS' SUICIDE CAUSED BY WAR STRAIN. l 1 M1S CbAXTCS CROMWEM T17III SISTERS' SUICIDE QUE TO WAH STRAIN Letters Written by Girls Who Leaped Into Ocean Show Both Had Suffered Men tal Breakdown. New York, Jan. 28. Any, doubt as to the double .suicide' of the Misses Dorothea and Gladys Crom well, twins, prominent in New York society, who had been serving in France with the American Red fross, was removed today on the. arrival here of the French line steamship La Lorraine. ' Passengers aboard the liner con firmed cable reports from Bor deaux that the girls had jumped to their death from the liner's rail while it was passing out of the mounth of the Caronne river on January 19. They were seen to take the leap by an American soldier on sentry duty who gave the alarm. Passengers said it was nearly 15 minutes before the ship could be stopped and then efforts to reegver the bodies failed. Left Four Notes. The girls left four notes in their stateroom. One was addressed to Major James C. Sherman of Chi cago, in charge of the contingent of Red Cross workers returning on the ship; another to Seymour Cromwell of this city, the girls' brother, the third to his ife, and the fourth to a woman friend of the girls. The notes were not made public, but after they hade been delivered to the girls' brother by Maior Sherman, Mr. Cromwell stated that "the contents show that both were physically and mentally broken down." The night the, sisters passed aboard was spent in' their state room, passengers aid. While little attention was paid them, it was said they showed the effects of the strain of the war work. Women Workers Worn Out. Mrs. Edward Shearson, a member of the committeefor relief of father less children of France, a passenger on La Lorraine, expressed the fol lowing opinion on the general sub ject of the return of American wo men war workers now in France- "It is my private belief that all American women should come Home as soon as possible. Conditions are such that they can be released, and all, especially the young women, should be brought back. Their work finished, they .are tired and nervous." Lack of Sufficient . Funds is Only Thing Holding Up Air Route By Staff Correspondent. ' Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. As sistant Postmaster General Praeger today told a delegation of Omaha men, including ex-Mayor Dahltnan, Jude Madden, and J. II. Stanley. 1 that Omaha would be a stopplt r, t point on the transcontinental air route, that the landing field on Cen ter street,-which seemed especially! adapted for the purpose, had been approved by department officials, and the only thing needed to i;v: augurate the service from Chicago westward was sufficient funds, the postoffice appropriation bill now; pending in the senate only providing for an air service as far west as I Chicago. j To extend it to Omaha and possii bly Denver and Salt Lake woui-l : require $1,500,000 as against $800,000 which the senate bill provides for. i The delegation decided to enlist the help of both Nebraska senators and the senators from Colorado and Utah to boost the appropriation to' the $1,500,000 limit as suggested by ; Mr. Praeger. Falls Under Car Step. James Riha, 60 years old, laborer, living at the Howard ' hotel, re ceived cuts about the hands and a contusion of the head when he ac cidentally fell under the front step of a street car at Sixth and Pierce streets Tuesday night. After re ceiving attention by police surgeons he was ukea to his room. Ringer Institutes Probe Into Automobile Recoveries; . Danbaum Denies Charge City Motor Car Detective De clares Recovery of Richard- son's Auto Was Straight Deal in Every Respect. Detective Danbaum denies any charge of crooked dealing in con nection with the recovery of an automobile stolen from George Rich ardson, real estate dealer. Publication 'of a story of this oc currence contained a purported statement of Meyer Greenburg, 2023 Charles street, to Chief of Detec tives John Briggs that he was forced to confess to Charles Pipkin, pri vate detective, and Ben Danbaum,' city detective, the hiding place ot the stoleircar. ' "I deny that charge against me. The deal leading to the recovery of Richardson's car was a straight, legi timate deal, and will stand any in vestigation." said Danbaum. Keys Furnish Clue. Following the theft of Richard son's car, November 11, 1918, Meyer Greenburg and Don Chrisman, 2865 Manderson avenue, were arrested and booked at the central station f9r investigation. Their arrest fol lowed the finding of a bunch of .eys in the Car bearing the name of Don Chrisman. Both lads were arrested as the actual thieves and a warrant is out for the arrest of Ralph Spell man, 2420 Ames avenue. -Spellnian denies any knowledge of the thett. Charles Pipkin received $125 from Mr. Richardson for the recovery ot the stolen car. "The Sunday following the theft of the car, Mr. Pipkin telephoned me that he had found it," Mr. Richard son said, "Pipkin said he wanted $50 for himself, that he had to have $50 f5r another man in Omaha and $50 for the Kansas City concern that turned up the car. It told him I was being 'miked,' hut I finally gave him $125 and got the car." L'pon the arrest of Greenburg, the lad told Chief Brggs that Charles Pipkin and Detective Danbaum threatened to send him to the peni tentiary if he did not divulge the hid ing place of the car. "After I told them that the car was in some high weeds in East Omaha," said Greenburg," they said, "We have the car, and that is all that is necessary. There need be nothing more said about it.' " Detective Danbaum and Charles Pipkin deny this. "That car was recovered legiti mately and a report of the recovery was made to the chief," Danbaum said. "In regard "to the reward, Pip kin received that as per the agree ment with the owner." In regard to the paymentyof $50 to "another man in Omaha and $50 to a Kansas City concern," Charles Pipkin said: "I am paying for my source of information, and if it were made public, I'd never recover a car." Stolen automobile '"squeals" at the central police station show that De tectives Van Deusen and Danbaum have made a report on ever car re covered by them and, in instances of arrests of suspected persons, have brought about their arraignment in court. Armenian Refugees in Syria and Palestine Dying by Thousands Washington, Jan. 28. Miran Sev asly, chairman o fthe Armenian Na tional Union of America, called at the State department today to pre sent further reports of the tragic condition of the Armenians and to urge prompt action toward setting up an Armenian state. Cablegrams, Mr. Sevasly said, tell of the piti ful plight of deported Armenians in Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Mesor potamia, Persia and the Caucasus Messages say refugees are dying by thousands. iVeu; Drying Process for Meats Permits of Shipment Without Ice By Universal Service. New York, Jan. 28. Actual shipments have been made of meats dried by the new process discovered by Dr. K. C. Falk and Dr. "E. M. Krankel in the Harri man laboratory of Roosevelt hos pital and perfected at Columbia university, it was announced at the university tonight. The re sults were even more than had been expected, it was intimated. The first shipment was of 300 pounds of dried meat to a south ern military camp. Reports re ceived from the camp stated 'iat the soldiers who ate the meat took it for strictly fresh meat. Another shipment of 1.500 pounds has just been made by steamer consigned to Constantinople to be distributed to hospitals in Syria and other parts of Asia Minor where refrigerating facili ties are lacking. Dr. Ralph H.. McKee of Columbia university explained today that the process consists of extracting all water from the meat by placing it in a vacuum under low temperature. It can be kept indefinitely and has only to be soaked in water to be re stored to its original weight and condition. ., r Police Commissioner Declares That He Will Announce His Findings Within Few Days. Announcing that Chief of Detec tives John Briggs' charges against Omaha detectives and insurance agents amount to a "quarrel" be tween members of the police force, Police Commissioner, Ringer has in stituted a probe of the whole affair and will announce his finding within a few days. This latest move is contrary to a statement he made to a reporter for The Bee regarding an investigation of the detective chief's charge. In view of the fact that more than 1,000 automobiles, aggregating ao tal value of $296,000, have been stolen from the streets of Omaha during the past year, the police com missioner is conducting his xinvesti gation. Doesn't Want Discord. Eighteen cars were stolen during the month of December, amounting to a loss-of $12,000. In instituting the inquiry Com missioner Ringer declares it is not his purpose to'create discord in the police department, the inferences being that his detective chief and some of the men who are working under tiim are not on friendly terms. Chief Briggs' attitude of the day before was somewhat modified Tuesday, and in answer to a query as to whether he had the names of detectives who were said to be re ceiving money for the protection of automobile thieves, he said: "Time will clear this matter. As far as the detectives, who are making a de mand for an invesigation, are con cerned, I simply repeat my state ment of yesterday when I said 'If the shoe fits, put it on.' " The detectives declare they will insist that the probe be conducted. Meanwhile, automobile insurance men of Omaha are "standing by," awaiting the outcome of the accusa tion made against them indirectly. John Madden, president of an Oma ha underwriters'a ssociation, said he had heard of no concerted action of Omaha insurance men in regard to a demand that Chief Briggs sub stantiate his charge. McKenna to City Jail. "In place of all this talk," Mr. Madden further said, "it would be better if some of, the thieves were prosecuted and not let out of jail on 'straw bonds.' " While William McKenna, confess ed automobile thief and "star wit ness in the prosecution of alleged "higher-ups," is said to be undergo ing a "grooming" process at the city jail in readiness for the hearing, Fri day, of Fletcher Neal, Peru, Neb. Attorneys are making a fight to compel Captain Briggs and Chief Eberstein to deliver McKenna to the Douglas county jail. ' John Berger, attorney for McKen na, said he would ask a writ of habeas corpus soon to force his cli ent's transfer from the city jail. The order committing McKenna to the county jail was made out Monday and signed by Judge Fitz gerald. At a request from Chief Eberstein that the judge order Mc Kenna detained at the city jail, Judge Fitzgerald refused, saying: "I have now power to do it under the law" As yet, McKenna is still in the city jail awaiting the hearing of the Peru garage owner. Body Found in River Is That of Mjssing - Army Surgeon's Wife Richmond, Va., Jan. 28. With the positive identification of the body found in the James river several weeks ago. as that of Mrs. Wilnier Ames Hadley, wife of an army sur geon, the police today obtained the promise of a nurse at the West Hampton military hospital, where the surgeon was stationed, to assist in the search for Dr. Hadley, which now has become nation wide. The authorities declined to maice public the name of the nurse, who, they said, would be the chief wit ness for the state. Identification of the body was made today by Mrs. A. H. Evans of Cincinnati, a sister of Mrs. Hadley. Auto Strikes Street Car and Driver Suffers Injuries An automobile driven by C. L. Mathers, 2704 North Fifty-sixth avenue, turned over when it struck a north bound street car at Four teenth and Douglas streets Tuesday afternoon. Mathers suffered a scalp abrasion and a contusion of the back. He was attended by police surgeons and taken to his home. Ask Wilson to Report. Washington, Jan. 28. With less than 50 members voting, house re publicans today forced the adoption of a resolution requesting President Wilson "to inform the house of the result, in detail, of his administra tion of the provisions of the so called Overman act." which author ized the president to consolidate government agencies during the war. The resolution was adopted without a record vote, WILLIAMS SUDDENLY Head of Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska Stricken by Heart1 Disease at Home Early Today, Right Reverend Arthur L. Wil liams, St. D., Protestant Episcopal bishop of the diocese of Nebraska, died at 12:10 ollock this morning of heart disease. His wife and daughter, Mrs. Irv ing Benolken, were at his bedside. He had appeared perfectly well dur ing the evening, but shortly after he retired he became ill and asked to have a physician called. Dr. C. A. Roeder was summoned and admin istered medical aid. Though Bishop Williams had been suffering with heart disease for two years, he was not aware of the seriousness of his case. Last No vember he underwent an operation in Clarkson hospital for the remov al of his tonsils, after which he took an extended rest. Near His 63d Birthday. Tomorrow Bishop Williams would have been 63 years old. From his birthplace at Owen-Sound, On tario, Canada. January 30, 1856, he moved to Michigan with his par ents, Rev. and Mrs. R. J. Williams. His father was an eminent- Pres byterian minister. H ereceived his high school education at Shulls burg. Wis., from where he went, to East Greenwich, R. I., where he took an academic nd collegiate course at Greenwich academy. l'pon his graduation from Green wich, Bishop Williams went to Longmont, Colo., where he was en gaged in railroad work. It was there that he decided to study for the ministry, and two years later he en tered Western Theology seminary at Chicago. He was graduated in 1888, and after having received ordina tion to deacon he went to Meeker, Colo. The following year he was ordained a priest and became a mis sionary at White River, Colo., on the Indian reservation. On October 18, 1888, he married Adelaide L. Makinstcr, Charlestown, Mass. Following his missionary work in Colorado, Bishop Williams was given the pastorate of St. Pauls church, Denver. In 1892 he . was transferred to Chicago where he was rector of Christs church, Woodland Park. Came to Omaha in 1899. On October 18, 1899, he was con secrated coadjutor-bishop and came to Omaha to serve under Bishop Worthington. Upon the death of Bishop Vorthington, in 1908, Coadjutor-Bishop Williams became bishop-of the Nebraska diocese. He took up his residence at 321 South Thirty-first street, where he lived until his death. A sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith, has been at his home during the past month. A brother is living at Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich. Rev. Carl M. erden, secretary to the bishop, is taking up the af fairs of the diocese until the con firmation of a coadjutor-bishop to the vacancy. Sex Bill Introduced by Sears Recommended 1 for Postponement From a Staff Correspondent. Lincoln, Jan. 28. Senator Sears' bill, making it unlawful for any per son to convey information of a sex ual nature or relating to the so called social diseases to children un der 16 years of age, met its fate in a hearing before the judiciary commit tee. The committee decided to recom mend the bill for indefinite postpone ment. Senator Sears fought to save his measure, but the committee was against him. Maj. R. T. Leader of the federal health service appeared in opposition to the bill. He said it would seriously cripple the depart ment's work. Duffy Attempts Suicide. Edward Duffy, 60 years old, la borer, attempted to commit sui cide a second time Tuesday night by hanging himself to the bars in his cell at the city jail. Turnkey Trapp found him dangling from a ielt which he strapped to a cross bar. Police surgeons say he will recover. Monday night he slashed his thrpat with a knife while on his way to the station in the police pa trol. Duffy is demented. Spartacan Forces Take ,Wilhelmshaven, Germany Copenhagen, Jan. 28. Spartacan forces have overturned the govern ment in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and occupied the banks and public buildings. They have ordered the court-martial of their opponents. Railway traffic to and from Wil helmshaven has beeu stopped, inr I UULD LJ ZJ LZJ EPISCOPAL CHURCH HEAD IN NEBRASKA DEAD. n n I Bishop AL. Williams JAPAN PRESENTS CLAIM FOR ISLES !!l PACIFIC OCEAN Peace Conference Divided on President Wilson's Plan for Internationalization of German Colonies. Taris, Jan. 28. (By Associated Press.) Germany's colonies occu pied the entire attention of two ex tended executive sessions of the su preme council of the great powers to day, and the disposition of this small empire, scattered over the African mainland in Asia and throughout the Pacific, is presenting a territorial question of the first magnitude.- The hearings given today cover :d the entire range of these German colonies, as the delegates of Aus tralia, New Zealand and Japan pre sented their respective interests in the I'acific groups of islands, Japan and China their interest in Kiau Chow and the German concessions at many treaty ports and the French minister of colonies, M. Simon, took up the African colonies, 'embracing Togoland, the Kameruns and Ger man East and Southwest Africa. Oppose Return to Germany.- Gen. Jan Christian Smits, the South African leader, and Gen. Louis Botha, the South African premier, already have been heard on the question of German East Africa and now it -only remains to obtain the viewpoint of the Belgians, who are about to present their ideas of their interests on the colonies adjacent to the Belgian Congo. It appears to be the generally. accepted view among those having interests in the matter .that Germany's colonies should not be returned to her. This in turn has developel another crucial question, . namely whether German sovereignty over these colonies should pass to the powers who may receive them, or whether they should be entrusted, as pro- (Contlnned on Page Two, Column Four.) Lt. James F. Connelly Dies Suddenly at Home in Jersey City From a Staff Correspondent? Washington, Jan. 28. James F. Connelly of the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh field artillery died at the home of his parents in Jersey City Monday evening. Lieutenant Connelly was a grad uate of Creighton Law school and began the practice of law in Oma ha. He was a private in the old Fourth Nebraska and was with the regiment on the border where he was promot ed to a first lieutenancy. When the European war came on the young officer was a members Cf( the American expeditionary forces, having been in France since last July. He returned with his regi ment two weeks ago and landed at .Newport News, Va., where he was mhstered out. Young Connelly went west in 1910 and was .graduated from the Creigh ton college of law in 1914. His period in school was marked with honors. He was extremely popular Though in France as a lieutenant in the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh field artillery he saw no activ fighting. The funeral will he held in Jersey City. Diaz and His Troops. Driven Out of Vera, Cruz Washington, Jan. 28. FelixVDiaz and his revolutionary army have been driven out of the state of Vera Cruz, according to official advices received in Washington. Diaz is re ported to have taken refuge in the mountains in Oaxaca. Palaes' revolutionists in the Tam pico oil region and the Villistas in northern Mexico are said to be the only rebel bands now operating in Mexico, t 1010C Many Killed or Wounded in Battle in Bucharest; Move ment Supported by Socialists. Vienna," Jan. 28. A peasant revo lution has broke out over the length and breadth of Roumania. according to dispatches from Budapest. A simultaneous rising occured in all the villages at a fixed hour Sat urday, when well-armed home-co'n-ing soldiers, heading the insurgent, forced their way into the various towns, resulting in sanguinary en counters with the regular troopi. In Bucharest, the dispatches say. there was fighting all day Sunday, the regulars employing machine gun fire. Many were killed or wounded. Social revolutionists joined in the jiiovement. Lenine Orders Slaughter. Stockholm, Jan. 28. Premier Lenine, according to a report from Reval, has ordered the bolshevik troops to retake the town of Narva from the Esthonians within a week to sack' the town and to kill all the bourgeoise. Lenine is reported to be staying in the town of Yamburg. east of Narva. Repulsed by Americans. Archangel, Jan. 28. (By Asso ciated Press.) Bolshevik forces fanled in an attempt last midnight to drive American and British troops from thiir positions at Tul gas, on the Dvina riversoutheast of Archangel. Earlier the enemy had bombarded the positions with artillery. On the right bank of the river the American troops met a small patrol and drove it back. On the left bank the allies encountered 150 bolsheviki this morning and dis persed them, taking 14 prisoners. The allies suffered no casualties. The prisoners said that a general aKack had been planned, but a ma jority of the bolsheviki lost them-' selves in the woods. Allied scout! found a considerable number of the enemy on the upper Tulgas river from which .the allied outposts withdrew. Their artillery then shelled the evacuated position. Tht artillery duel continues. Follow Retiring Yankees. On a line ofx the River Vaga, ir. the Shenkursk region, the bolshe viki have followed the retiring Americans to five miles south oi Shegovarsk, where American pa trols now, are in touch with the enemy. According to refugees who art fleeing along the snow-covered roads from Shenkursk to safety in the American lines, the bolshevik: have burned Shenkursk and mas sacred many of the inhabitants. The American intelligence officers are ti .g to confirm the reports. The bolsheviki were shelling Taresvo, 40 mile's east of Shen kursk, today and apparently were pr . .ring for another infantry a tack in this region. Artillery ac tivity continues along the Vologda n.ilway. Loyalists Retake Poltava. Washington, Jan. 28. Loyal Rus sians operating under the direction of the government in Omsk, have re captured Poltava, in European Rus sia, and the capture of Kharkov is imminent, according to information reaching the State department today from Stockholm. Maine Lay Preacher Faces Trial on Charge of Killing His Wife Saco, Me., Jan. 28. The state's case against Henry H. Hall, a lay preacher, charged with having heat en and choked his wife befort throwing her from a railroad bridge into a shallow brook, resulting in her death next day, was outlined to the jury by the prosecution today. Much stress was laid by the prose cutor on what he termed "Hall's in discretions with several women while pastor of a church at Wells Depot." He said witnesses woulj testify that the preacher had been warned by members of the parish to be more careful of his conduct. Ernest J.' Matthews, a railroad section foreman, testified to havinsr seen Hall near the bridge on June 11. He said Hall told him his wife had lost her balance and had fallen to the rocks in the middle of the brook and thatJHall did not show any signs of grief. Will Support Wilson. Washington, Jan. 28. The Argen tine minister of foreign affairs has informed the Ignited States ambas sador, the State department an nounced today, that the Argentine minister-to France had been instruc ted to take every opportunity to jp port President Wilson's plau for league of nation.