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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. ,
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. -
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-
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
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. . ,. ,
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.
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
VOL. 48. NO. 195.
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
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
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P. O. iiadw t Much J. It7
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
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
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
their husbands and some whose hus
bads who had returned on other
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. "
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
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
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
JANUARY 31, 1919.
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
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
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, 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.
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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.
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
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
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
international co-operation to in
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
"It's no question of realizing: the
dreams of perpetual peace," he said.
(Continued on Tare Two, Column One.)
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
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.'
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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
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
"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
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.