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r R I E F I v w r-t- REEZY BITS OF NEWS WOMEN WAR WORKERS ' . STILL URGENTLY NEEDED New York, Jan. 30. Termination of the war, with a consequent lower in? of army morale has intensified the nted for women war workers, in the United States and overseas, 500 prominent women were told at a "cirry on" meeting the Young Men's Christian association workers held today at the home of Vincent Astor. Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, jr., both of whom return ed recently from France, were among the speakers who urged a greater effort on the part of the women to keep up the soldiers' mor ale. , PHANTOM" ESTATE EXECUTOR IMPRISONED New York, Jan. 30. Richard H. I.ane, a steel manufacturer, was ad iudged in contempt of court today iy Surrogate Cohalan, because of failure to make an accounting of funds obtained from heirs of Mrs Antoinette Schermerhorn to conduct a search fora"phantom"estate whtch be told them as worth $1,.MM)UU lie will be lodged in jail until he 111PKCS me a-tmui mis. Mrs. Victoria McKenzic, the aged sister of Mrs. Schermerhorn, and the principal witness apainst Lane, tes tified that she had advanced him SHO.000 to aid in his "search, bne told ctf many fanciful and melo dnmatic talcs related to her by Lane, she sa d, to sustain her intcr-i-s- in efforts to locate the estate of her sister, of which he was executor, -he turned over to him, she said, tatge sums to pay his expenses m his quest. - tUR AUCTION SALES AMOUNT TO $9,250,000 St. Louis, Jan. 30.-The nine-day midwinter auction of the Interna tional Fur exchange ended ton girt with total sales amounting to m Today sales totalled approxi mated $1,250,000. The feature of today's auction was he sale of 1.000,000 ..nujkr. which brought in excess of $1.100.000- DEATH BOLSHEVIK PENALTY FOR INEBRIETY Stockholm, Jan. 30.-A threat to punish inebriety among bolshe ik officials of high degree by death is contained in a soviet decree onnted in late issues of the Petrograd news- P The'decree points out that drunk enne among such officials in creasing and proposes curative mea sures. AMERICAN SOLDIER WEDS FRENCH COUNTESS Pittsburgh. Jan. 30,-The mar riage of (apt. Winthrop M . Allen of Pittsburgh, serving with the six tieth coast artillery in France and Countess May Borel, daughter of the late Maurice Borel. French am bassador to Russia, .was announced in a cablegram retyed here today by his father, William H. Allen, Pittsburgh capitalist. . ,. , BABUSHKA REJOICES ON MEETING OLD FRIEND New York, Jan. 30. Workers at (he Henry Street settlement yere discussng today a dramatic meeting last night between Mme. Catherine Ercshkovskaya, "grandmother oi the Russian revolution, and George Kennan, the American writer and explorer, who exposed the horrors cf Siberian prison life 35 years ago. When the writer entered the room where "Babushka" was seated, the white-haired woman, vigorous in speech and action despite i her 7i years and a hali century of fighting for Russian freedom." 26 of which were passed in exile and hardship, irose with a cry of joyous greeting. "Zhortche Kennan," she ejaculat ed. "Son, I must kiss you" and tears of happiness were in Mme. Bresn kovskaya's eyes as she and the au thor, himself now well along -in vears, embraced. The spectators cheered and clapped their hands. UTTER DROPS OFF 22 GENTS ON LOCflUlARKT Is Due for Another Slump in Price Today; Oversupply and Mild Weather Given as Causes. : Butter is to take another decided drop in Omaha today. The price which the grocers will pay :he creameries is to drop to 45 cents a pound. This is 22 cents cheaper than it was a little over a week ago. Here is the-way the wholesale price of butter has been hitting the toboggan in Omaha: January 19 67 cents January 20 66 cents January 21 63 cents January 24 55 cents January 27 50 cents January 31 45 cents This slump in prices has been caused by an oversupply of butter, according to a local creamery man. and the mild weather which has set the cows to giving more milk. Fif teen per cent more butter was made in December than in the same month the year before. Southern Mob Lynches Negro Following Trial Monroe, La., Jan. 30. A mob last night lynched Sampson Smith, a negro, at Columbia, for the murder of Blanchard Warner, a white man. The jury's verdict had specified that capital punishment should not be in flicted. Fight Duel in Autos. Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 30. In a pis tol duel by automobilists passing each other on the Glendale-Hot Springs highway today, John Doe Autry was shot and killed, it"is al leged, by a prominent stockman named Newman. Newman carried Autry's body in his machine to OUR VOL. 48. NO. 195. Entire Omrhi ZD Crowd at Lincoln Committee Meeting Disapproves of Rep resentative Maurer's Words in Reply to Murray. By a Staff Correspondent. Lincoln. Jan. 30. Representative George M. Mattrer of Gage county kwas hissed tonight before a meeting of the joint committee on education of the house and senate when 'he replied to statements made by T. .P. Murray, city prosecutor of Omaha, who had opposed the Burney bill, the effect of which is to do away with parochial schools. (Murray, who Said he appeared as a Catholic who had children in the parochial schools, challenged any person to prove that the Catholics in this country were unpatriotic. "Fifteen per cent of the popula tion of the United States is Catholic and out of this 15 per cent," said he, "30 per cent of the army, 40 per cent of the navy and 60 per cent of the marines, all volunteers in the world war, were Catholics." Brings Storm of Hisses. Maurcr, greatly agitated, appeared before the speaker's desk and said: "To get your figures you had to count every criminal in the peniten tiaries, the children not yet con firmed and children conceived, but yet unborn. Several years ago Ne braska occupied the proud place of being the first state in the union in the point of literacy; now, be cause of the parochial schools, she is second." Hisses and cries of "No! No!" and "Shame!" came from the hun dreds of persons in all parts of the chamber, this part of the house be ing: packed by persons from all over the state. Senator Taylor of Merna tactfully called Maurer off, and Chairman Gerhart, who presided, remarked: "This hearing is for persons inter ested who came from their homes out in the state. There will be plenty of time to hear from you during the session. We will be ghd to hear you some other time." "You will," answered Maurer, trembling with emotion. Must Change Bill. Of the scores of persons who ap peared before the joint committee to speak in relation to the Burney bill, none was unreservedly for its provisions to eliminate the parocnial schools. With but few exceptions, voiced by pastors of German Lutheran churches, and one bwedish Lutner an church, all favored the case of th! English language exclusively for elementary school training, and all favored the supervision of paro chial and denominational schools by state and county school officers, the standardization of curriculum and certification of teachers. All expressed themselves in favor of Americanization, but several de clared that the bill, if passed, elim inating the parochial and denomina tional schools would be an infringe ment of constitutional and inherent rights and would not be held valid by the supreme courts of the state and nation. ft Agree to Inspection. The joint committee tried to keep the discussion confined to the school question, but the language question would creep in despite every pre caution. All of those who appeared as members of the Catholic church said they were heartily in favor of the inspection of the schools by county and state officials, certification of teachers, the standardizing of cur riculum and use of t'..e English lan guage exclusively in teaching. Among Omahans who appeared were: W. F. Gurley, who said he (Continued on Page Two, Column Six.) Germany -Allowed 6,000,000 Bushels of Breadstuffs a Month New York, Jan. 30. Under the general food program outlined .by the allies, Germany will be allowed about 6,000,000 bushels of bread stuffs a month, mostly from the United States, if she can find the money to pay for it, according to a detailed statement of foreign grain requirements cabled by Herbert Hoover to Julius H. Barns, presi dent of the United States Grain cori poration, and made public here to night. j Four Hundred Cases of Flu Develop in New Mexico Town Durango, Colo., Jan. 30. Fifteen nurses left here today in response to a hurry call for assistance from Farmington, N. M., where 400 caseS of Spanish influenza with seven t'eaths have occured in the last few oSol MEASURE HANDSOME ROTOGRAVURE SECTION Tiro iL JHLiii it im-iliH mHu May M, 1 90S. it P. O. iiadw t Much J. It7 Z3 First "War Brides" From Overseas Reach New York One "War Baby" Also Comes With Mother to Join Father Who Returned on Different Ship. New York, Jan. 30. The American steamship Plattsburg, which todav arrived here with 1,681 troops, including the Three .Hundred and Twenty-third machine gun battalion, 12 officers and 484 men of the Eighty-third division; machine gun company, five officers and 159 men of the Three Hundred and Thirtieth infantry of the Eighty-third, and a number of cas ual companies of New York troops and brought also six officers and 222 men who are convalescing from wounds, was the first troop ship to bring English "war brides" of Amer ican soldiers to this port. On board were the wives of three officers and 12 enlisted men.ome accompanying FEAST GIVEN WOUNDED BOYS ONVAYTOVEST Twenty-One Soldiers Bound to Hospital at Fort Douglas Entertained in Omaha. Dance, entertainment and a royal feast were the features of hospital ity afforded 21 wounded soldiers who were in Omaha Thursday after noon and night. They were en route to a base hospital at Fort Douglas, Utah, in charge of Lieut. L. O. Saur, U, S. A. Girls of the Red Cross motor corps met the boys at the station and acted as chauffeurs in taking them about the city. Following a banquet at the Rome hotel, the party split, most of them remaining m the hotel to attend a dance, the others returning to the- Red Cross canteen where amusement aplenty was found. Saur Some Whistler. For entertainment, enroute, the boys have with them their medical advisor, Lieutenant Saur, who in terests them with a peculiar style of whistling. Canteen workers and soldiers compelled the lieutenant to give a whistling recital at the sta tion in the midst of last night's en tertainment. . Amid the laughter and music at the canteen, Ernest Henderson, gassed in the Toul sector made a dash from the piano to greet a boy hood pal, Ismore Hansen, recently discharged from the army. Their first words were: "How is my old pal?" and "Where've ya been?" Both boys attended school togeth er 12 years ago in St. Anthony, Idaho, and last night was their first rfleeting in the dozen years. Hansen lives in Chicago. M. C. Macintosh, a typical west erner, One Hundred and Sixty-fifth aero squadron, received a monopoly of attention from visitors at the can teen. His lower left jaw was shot away with shrapnel when German albatross planes attacked an air drome near Boulogne, in which he was stationed. Attacked By Bombs. "I had just landed from a flight over the German lines with photos of enemy positions, and was in the airdrome developing the plates when the place was attacked with bombs," he said. Nearly every person in the aviation station was 'killed or wound ed, he said. Macintosh enlisted in November, 1917, and landed in France on May 8, following. He was wounded sev eral days afterward. Six of the boys entertained by the Red Cross last night were on the Northern Pacific, the transport that was stranded on the east coast of the United States. They left at 1:30 o'clock this morning, after shouting cheers for the Red Cross. . Packer Swift Waives All Immunity at Hearing Washington, Jan. 30. Louis F. on legislation to regulate the meat Swift, president of Swift & Co., for mally waived before the senate ag riculture committee today any im munity from prosecution which might be acquired through his testi mony in the committee's hearings industry. K New Type of Ship. Washington, Jan. 30. Construc tion of a new type of new naval ships, which embody features of the dreadnought and the battle cruiser, was recommended today by Admiral Mayo before the house na val committee. He favored 12-inch armor, instead of 16-inch, now car ried by the dreadnought, and urged that better deck protection be pro vided on the big capital ships. The Sunday Bee - are the best treat you can give the children. All "The Shenanigan Kids," "Bringing Up Father," Best Funnies to be Found Omaha OMAHA, FRIDAY. their husbands and some whose hus bads who had returned on other ships. There was one "war baby" on the ship. William Robert John Lewis, jr., who came over with his mother to see his father for the first time. The father returned several weeks ago and last week was dis charged from a debarkation hospital here with his seventh wound healed. Lieut. W. W. Derade of Buffalo, met his bride in a convalescent camp where he was recovering from wounds and she was ministering to the invalids. Lieut. Henry O. Wyatt of Rich mond. Va., said he made three trips Irom England to Scotland to win his 18-vear-old bride, who was an ac quaintance of a Scottish soldier he had "chummed" with. Privt. G. D. Johnson of Brooking, S. D., attached to an aviation squad ron, first met his bride on "official business." She was a clerk in the British air service at Blandenford, England. " PARIS APACHES OPERATE 111 U, S. ARMYUNIFORMS American Soldiers Blamed Unjustly for Deeds of Violence in French ' Capital. Pan's, Jan. 30. That Apaches of all nationalities dressed in American uniforms were mainly responsible for the acts of violence which have caused broadcast publicitiy to be given to an alleged American crime wave in Paris was shown by an in vestigation conducted by the Asso ciated Press today. It was further ascertained that assaults and holdups are infinites mal in number as compared with the published figures of the crime wave, existing nearly exclusively jn the vivid imagination of sensational local newspapers. An opportunity was presented to verify at police headquarters figures respecting crimes of last December. Thirty-four- murders charged to Americans were discredited and dwindled to two; 244 holdups and assaults were reduced by 80 per cent. Coach Jumps Track and Crashes on Side, Injuring 15 Persons Sioux City, la., Jan. 30. Fifteen persons were injured, four seriously, at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon when the rear coach of passenger train No. 106 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway jumped the track and plunged down an embank ment near Burbank, S. D., 30 miles north of here. The train was auto matically brought to a stop by the breaking of the air hose. Mrs. C. H. Hueston of Vermillion, S. D.; Mrs. Ellen O'Brien of Peever, S. D., and Evelyn Worthy, aged 3 years, of Huffon, S. D., are the most severely injured. AH the victims are residents of South Dakota. The injured were brought to Sioux City. Eaise Judges' Salaries. Washington, Jan. 30. Legislation to increase the salaries of federal district judges to $7,500 a year and circuit judges to $8,500 a year, was completed and sent to the White House today with the adoption of a conference report by the senate. U.' S. War Expenses Exceed $26,000,000,000 in 22 Months No Signs of Material Reduc tion Yet Seen and Treasury Will Float Another Big Loan in April. Washington, Jan. 30. Although nearly three months have passed since the signing of the armistice, the American government's war ex penses show no signs of decreasing materially, except in loans to allies. In January the treasury paid out abcut $1,600,000,000 for ordinary war expenses, exclusive of allied loans, or only $70,000,000 less than in De cember, $55,000,000 less than in No vember and considerably more than in any month theretofore. Officials explained that this was not to be taken as indication that production of war needs is continu ing at the tremendous rate of sev eral 'months ago. Manufacturers now are presenting their bills and re ceiving payment for materials deliv ered long ago, however, and this WITH SUNDAY'S EEE Daily JANUARY 31, 1919. 1 Poles and Czecho-Slovaks Submit Case to Council , and Agree to Abide by Its Judgment. Paris, Jan. 30. Premier Paderc weski of Poland, according to a dis patch from Cracow, has protested to the Czecho-Slovak government against the invasion of bilesia by Czecho-Slovak troops, t . An official French statement re garding the questions at issue be tween the Poles and the Czecho slovaks to explain which delegates of the respective countries appeared before the supreme council yester day, says that the Polish delegate, M. Dmowski, declared Poland wish ed to recover territory she possessed before the partitions of 1772 and 1793, including the province and town of Posen and the town of Thorn, and lo have free access to the sea by way of Danzig, pro tected by a strip of territory which would render -the means of com munication secure. Allies to Occupy Zone. Dr. Benes, the Czecho-Slovak del egate, explained the Czecho-Slovak point of view and more especially the incidents whiih led to an armed encounter between-the Czecho-Slovaks and Polish forces on the fron tier of Silesia and Bohemia. He said that an agreement was con cluded November 5, 1918, between the Poles and Czecho-Slovaks for the provisional establishment of a frontier line between the two coun tries. On January 24, last, Czecho slovaks entered the Posen district, and these were followed by Polish contingents. The conference committee notified the delegates that it would be neces sary to put an end to such acts and Jhat for a period the zone in dispute should be occupied by the allies, lo this the delegates of both sides agreed. The question of the definitive pos session of the industrial center of Silesia was, however, not settled, nor we're any other of the territorial problems submitted by Poland. Poles in Majority. The Poles maintain that the dis trict of Posen should be Polish, as Poles constitute 55 per cent of the population. t The Czecho-Slovaks reply that 'the region is indispen sable for their industries, owing to its coal mines. The peace conference will decide between the two parties whicji, ac cording to the statement, ..re equally animated by the ' desire to be con ciliatory, and have declared that they are willing to recognize the justice of its judgment "From now on," the statement concludes, "frontier incidents be tween the Poles and Czecho-Slovaks are settled, and that is the most es sential thing." Washington Mails Checks. Washington, Jan. 30. All allot ment and allowance checks due in January, covering December and completing November allotments, had been mailed today by the war risk insurance bureau, it was an nounced by Director Lindsley. kceps up expenses. The liquidation of war contracts to be given added impetus after passage of pending legislation providing for validation of informal orders, is expected to be a new source of high outlays for the next month or two. The treasury cited figures on the present government outlay to em phasize the necessity for another war loan of $5,000,000,000 or $6,000, 000,000 in April. Current expenses now are paid largely out of borrow ing from banks and other purchasers of the government's short term cer tificates of indebtedness. The government's aggregate ex penses in the 22 months of war have been $26,356,000,000 it was calculated today. This includes $7,875,000,000 loaned to allies. Latest unofficial reports place at $40,640,000,000 the cost of more than four years of war to "Great Britain, including $5,535, 000,000 loaned to her allies. From the same British 'source also comes the estimate that the war has cot Germany $38,750,000,000, of which $2,250,000,000 was loaned to allies. r I U j SILESIAW CONFLICT Colored Comics the characters so well known to them such as etc., appear each Sunday in the in Any Paper Anywhere INVITES COMPARISON. Bv Mill (I rir. Daily. 14.50: Dally and Sua.. M.S0: auttlda Nab. United States Embarking On Policy That Requires Its Army In Duty Abroad Wickersham Sees in League of Nations Assumption of Obligation That Will Change Foreign Policy of Country; Calls Russian Move Display of Weak ness at Outset , of Deliberations. dy GEORGE W. WICKERSHAM, Former U. S. Attorney General. Special Cable Service. (Copyright 1919, New York Tribune, Inc.) Paris, Jan. 30. The peace conference has taken the first formal step toward the creation of a league of nations by the adoption of a resolution declaring it to be essential to the maintenance of the world settlement that a league of na tions be created to "promote sure tne luitillment ot accepted international obligations, and to provide safeguards against war." This league is to "be treated as an I integral part of the general treaty of peace, and should be open to every civilized nation which can be relied upon to promote its object." Members of the league are period ically to meet in conference and to maintain a permanent organization with a secretary to carry on the busi ness of the league in the intervals between conferences. Mankind's Yearning. Such are the simple outlines upon which the committee appointed for the purpose is to work out the de tails of the constitution and func tions of the league. From the day of Henry IV until now, enlightened men, yearning for some means to secure mankind against the awful waste and suf fering of war, have been struggling to secure universal co-operation ol nations in the establishment of otl'er means than by skinning the dis putants. In 1804 Czar Alexander I, in writ ing, suggested that if Europe was DAfiBAOIl A! VAN DEUSEII Oil REGULAR DETAIL Two Automobile Sleuths Are Changed as Promised from Former Work; Baughman and Toland Named. Changes in the working force of the city detective department, the announcement of which caused big disturbance, have been made. When Chief of Detectives Briggs said he would remove Detectives Danbaum and Van Deusen from 'the automobile squad and at the same time made the charges that there had been work that required ex planation in conection with the re covery of cars in Omaha, Detective Danbaum brought the matter to a head by his demand that the insinu ation against him be cleared. New Man Chosen. Now comes the order, posted at the central station, removing Dan baum and Van Deusen from the au tomobile squad and sending them to the regular detective detail. In their places for automobile work Briggs had selected Detectives .Jo seph Baughman, recently returned from the war, and L. O. Tofand, who has been on the force a month. Meanwhile, the fnatter of the ac cusation hangs fire. Police Com missioner Ringer said he soon will announce his findings, but they have not been made public. O. V. Thestrup, police officer, was promoted to the rank of sergeant on the special duty squad. The change is effective February 1. Thestrup has been on the Omaha police force one and one-half years and for eight months has served on traffic. Other Changes Made. Detective Ed Vanous and Joseph Patach were transferred from the morals squad to work under Ser geant Thestrup. Detective L. I... Wade was detailed to walk a beat from Dodge to Cass streets between Eleventh and Thirteenth. Paul Haze was assinged to duty on the detective force with John Dunn. H. P. Haze will work out of Chief Eberstein's office. British Cabinet Refuses to Intervene in Strikes London, Jan. 30. The cabinet to dav decided against intervening at present in the strikes, on the ground tnat they nave not Deen auyiorizeu by the trade unionists and that therefore intervention would be un wise. It is the view of the ministers that the men, in the absence of the usual strike pay, are not likely long to keep up the movement and that the government, therefore, should confine its action to preserving order. TWO CENTS. international co-operation to in COLONIAL POWERS OF THE WORLD ACCEPT PLAN OF WILSON. By Associated Press. Paris, Jan. 30. Announcement was made in authoritative quar ters today that the great colonial powers, notably Great Britain and France, had accepted in principle the American proposal put for ward by President Wilson for the league"of nations exercising supervision over the German col onies and alloting their adminis tration to mandatory powers. to be saved from the aggressions of Napoleon, the governments to achieve that result should unite in a treaty which should become the basis of the special relations of European states. "It's no question of realizing: the dreams of perpetual peace," he said. (Continued on Tare Two, Column One.) ALL STATES MAY ENTER LEAGUE Oil SAEiOOTING Enemies of. Allies, However, Must Give Proof They Will Repay for Ruin They Caused. Paris, Jan. 30. No distinctively American plan will be submitted in itially to the committee of the peace conference appointed to work out the details of the constitution and the functions of the league of na tions, it was learned today. The American representatives, it appears, believe it will be easier to secure the results desired by them and insure the energetic promotion of an accept able plan if some other power than the United States stands sponsor for the scheme. A universal conference of all states desiring to participate in a league of nations will be the final act in the formation of, the league, Leon Bourgeois, the French author ity on a league of nations, declared today. This conference would be held after the peace conference had approved the scheme new being drafted by representatives of the great allied and associated powers. The universal conference will pass upon the admission of each state in to the league and enemy states will be accepted on the same footing as others. The enemy states, however, M. Bourgeois said, must give proof that they no longer foster lust of conquest and that they will "repay fully for the devastation and ruin they have causeA" Draws Revolver in Futile Effort to Escape Arrest When Detective John Dunn at tempted to arrest Marcus Siech, farmer of Council Bluffs, Thursday afternoon at Thirteenth and Douglas streets Siech pulled a revolver from his pocket which Detective Dunn snatched before any shot was fired. Siech was arrested on a warrant charging him with selling land without a title. After deeding t house and lot at Thirty-ninth and Blondo streets to his sons a year ago, Siech is aid to have sold it to E. P. Howell, Sioux City, and neglected to turn over the deed to the purchaser. The transaction was made for $2,000. H J. Beal, attorney, said he has been after the deed for a year and yester. day when he asked Siech for the deed was threatened by him. A charge of carrying concealed weapons was also booked against Siech. Senate Votes Increased Pay to Postal Employes Washington, Jan 30. The senate today approved, with little discus sion, items in the $40,000,000 post office appropriation bill, carrying several millions of dollars for pay increases for postoffice clerks, letter and rural carriers and railway mail employes during the next fiscal year. The house had proposed to make the increases permanent.' Sunday. J0: witaat wtia 0)0) THE WEATHER; Fair Friday; Saturday un ettled and colder. Hourly Tempcrotum. Hour. IWIInur. !rir. S . m Sit p. in 0 a. m p. m i 7 . m tU 8 p. ni 44 at. m 2 4 p. m 45 S a. m. ........ Si 5 u, in '..41 10 a .in ...His p, in ,,.4 It a. in 817 p. m . 43 1 in 8U,S p. m 8 ri n n i n n 0) ( (o ' WILL STOP ivl 0 S L E m Military to Establish Order in Near East; Council Reaches Agreement on Colonies Plan. By Associated Press. Paris, Jan. 30. The supreme coun cil, it is officially announced today, reached satisfactory provisional ar rangements dealing with the Ger man colonies and the occupied ter ritories of Turkey in Asia. The council decided that the mili tary representatives of the alljeci powers at Versailles should meet and report on the most equitable distribution of the burden of sup plying military forces for the pur pose of maintaining order in Turkey, pending action by the conference re garding the government of Turkish territory., The war council at a meeting to day considered economic and finan cial questions and the subject of raw materials. The sentiment vas favorable to the relaxation of the blockade, so far as it concerned sout!:astern Europe, including the Balkans and Adstria-Hungary. Official Communication. (The official communication on the peace proceedings today reads: "The president of the United States, the prime ministers and min isters of foreign affairs of the allied and associated powers, as well as the Japanese representatives today held two meetings at the Quai d"Or say, the first from 11 a. m. until 1 p.. in., and the-second from 3:30 to 6 p, m, The exchange of views continued on the German colonies in the Pa cific and in Africa, in the presence" of the representatives of the domin ions and M. Simon, French minister of the colonies, and of the Marquis Salvagoaggi, Italy. "In the afternoon satisfactory pro visional arrangements were reached for dealing with the German colonies N and the occupied territory in Tur key in Asia. "At the afternoon meeting- the Belgian delegates were present. Mm. Hymans Vandenheuvel and' Vanderveldo were accompanied by M. Ortz, who explained the Belgian point of view concerning the Congo. "It was further decided that the rmlitary representatives of the allied . and associated powers at Versailles should be asked to meet at once and present a report as to the most equi table and economical distribution among those powers of the burden of supplying the military forces for the purpose of maintaining order in the Turkish empire pending the de cisions of the peace conference re garding the government of Turkish territory. "The next session will be held to morrow at 3 p. m. " Wilson's Plan Accepted. The provisional arrangement to which the communication refers is the acceptance jn principle of Presi dent Wilson's plan of mandatory administering of the colonies. The reference to the occupied territory of Turkey in Asia indi cates that Mesopotamia, Palestine, Armenia and Syria are - brought within the scope of this new policy of dealing with the colonies. Thus has suddenly come within range of practical accomplishment one of the most sweeping changes in colonial management that ver has occurred. The basic idea of this policy is that the colonies will "be administered by mandate for the benefit of their own people and rot exploited as profit making enter prises by the powers claiming them. While acceptance of the principle is with the condition that details may be worked out on a practical basis, yet exchanges among the pow ers lead to the belief that the de tails will be formulated for acceptance- by all the colonies and powers, including Great Britain, France, Ja pan, Belgium and Portugal. The most formidable opposition ha come from Premier Hughes of Aus tralia, who has maintained that any thing short of outright annexation of New Guinea to Australia migM endanger the friendly feelings to ward the mother country. This, however, is in process of being reconciled by concessions on details, but, in any event, the opposi tion is considered to have lost its effectiveness since the British hor.ir government and South Africa are favorable to the new colonial policy. Police Raid Three Houses. Detectives arrested six persons in :hree raids last night. . Ruth Living stone, 611 North Seventeenth street, was booked at the station on a charge of keeping an ill-governed house. Two inmates of her home were also booked. Agnes Johnson. 70S North Eighteenth street, and Bessie Weinberger, 707 Norti Eighteenth street, were booke.4 t i a like charge.