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Paris, Feb. 11. In the interval
ctwcen the meeting of the peace
onference commission on a society
f nations and the session of the
rprenie council today. President
'.Vikon received the prince of Wale
t the Murat mansion. The prince
ailed on the president in company
itU his staff,
. Washington. Feb. 11. Capt, Ed
vard V. Rickenbacher, "the ace of
tecs," of the American air force,
vas given an ovation when he an-
icared today in the gallery of the I
;ouse of representatives to listen to
iohate on the naval appropriation
lilt. Members and visitors arose
'.iid applauded for several minutes
vvhile the aviator stood rigidly at at
'cntion. .
Later a number of representatives,
mong them Miss Jeanctte Rankin
jf Montana, went to the gallery to
diake hands with the officer. House
ages and visitors in the gallery be
sieged hint for autographs and he
smilingly consented to give them.
Chicago, Feb. II. A call for a
inc-day general strike of union
abor in Chicago on April 1, the
late of the municipal election, was
ssued today by Morton L. Johnson,
ixecutive secretary in charge of the
new labor party's headquarters.
The purpose, the secretary's state
nent declared, "is not alon to eu
tble the union workers to vote but
o give them an opportunity to
spend the- day at the polls work
ing in the interest of the labor,
St Joseph, Mo., Feb. 11. To make
""ikes peak ocean-to-ocean highway
he. great central highway of Amer
ca was the goat announced for the
.ssociation at its annual convention
yhich began here today attended by
0 delegates.
The name "Perilling Transport I
1'oute" has been adopted for the j
ranscontinental road, in addition to
ts original name, which will not be ;
discarded. j
Chicago, Feb. 11. The Woman's
Temple, erected nearly a quarter of
t century ago through the efforts of
he late Frances E. Willard and the
Woman's Christian Temperance
union, today was sold by the trus,
ices of the Field Museum of Natural
History to the State Bank of Chi
cago for $550,000 cash. Thebank
plans to erei.t a t6-story building in
its place.
Alleged'!. W. W. Leader, Who'
Threatened President Aft
er Prison Term Held '
; at Cleveland.
Kansas City, Feb. 11. Pietro
Pierre, alleged I. W. W. leader, was
arrested today by federal officers in
Cleveland, O., according to mes
sages from them... He was" charged
with an alleged conspiracy against
the life of President Wilson, say lo
cal government agents, and is held
on $10,000 bonds.
' Chicago, apparently,! was the
place where the plans were made,
federal- officers here said. Whether
ihe alleged plot reached a stage
i .vhere the president's life was really
-ndangererd probably will not be
known until the secret servicHii
vestigation it completed, it is said.
Pierre was released from the fed
eral penitentiary at Leavenworth,
' Kan., October 14, last, after serving
a jar and a day for opposition to
the selective draft. Shortly before
his discharge from prison, Pierre is
alleged to have told fellow prison
ers he had been chosen to attack
the president and to have added that
he would go to Chicago for final
instructions at I. W. W. headquar
ters there.
Plotted Also to Kill McAdoo.
The alleged plot also, -jhcluded the
nurder of William G. SlcAdoo, for
ner secretary of treasury, according
o the secret service men. R. Bob
ia, a Chicago I. W. W., is said to
nave told Pierce he had been chosen
a do the work.
The scheme is said to have been
evealed through loyalty of ' two
Italian convicts serving sentences in
the federal penitentiary at Leaven
.vorth. The two prisoners were cell
mates of Pierre, and to them he is
said to have confided his secret, v
Car Stolen in Omaha
, Found in Sioux Falls;
Two Men in Custody
An automobile stolen in Omaha
vas recovered in Sioux Falls. S. D..
ind two men who gave the names of
Lyons and Neice were arrested.
Both wet? in the car which, they told
police, "they bought in Omaha. Act
ng Chief ofs Detectives Haze said
, !be car belongs in Omaha. Lyons
living 'on the South Side, and Xeice
ivere arrested by Sioux Falls police
upon a "tip" that they had a
r.irload of booze. Later investiga
tion showed they had a stolen car.
It v as learned that Lj'ons and Xeice
iiscarded several ruses of whisky
st Luverne, Minn., while enroute
'o Sioux Falls with the car.
Consider Greek Claims.
Paris. Feb. 11. (Via Montreal.)
The special committeeecc. consist
ing of two representatives each
roiu Great Britain, the United
Mates, France and Italy, which the
.-oimcil of the great powers decided
upon a week ago to examine into
the claims of Greece in the peace
c'M-ff retire, will meet 1 hursday of
t'-'.is week.
VOL. 48 NO. 205.
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Threatens Attack If Secret
Treatiej Are Made Public
and Agreements Are
Not Carried Out.
Paris, Feb. 11. The Havas
agency gives out a statement by
Viscount Chinda,' the Japanese
ambassador to Great Britain' who
now is representing his country
afthe peace conference here, de
claring the reports to be untrue
that Japan has exercised press
ure on China to restrain the ac
tion of the Chinese delegates to
the conference.
No right of control has been
sought over China," he says, "and
there has been in no degree any
ambition to represent China at
the peace conference,
"Besides, our relations with
the president of the Chinese re
public and the ministry are most
Washington, Feb. 11. (By the As
sociated Press.) Officials of the
State department declined to make
any formal comment today on the
Chino-Japanese situation. The im
pression .was given that the whole
matter was being liandled in Pans.
According to the reports received
here, the threats against China were
conveyed to the Chinese foreign
minister by the Japanese minister
in Peking in thinly-veiled terms.
The Japanese minister is said to
have pointed out that Japan had an
army of more than a million men
idl at home, fully equipped and
with arms and munitions enough to
conduct a long war, and to have
pointed out that Japan had more
than a half million, tons of shipping,
with the intimation that this would
be ready on short notice for active
work. He also is said to have re
ferred pointedly to large sums of
money owed to Japan by China and
to the .fact that China had been un
able to live up to its financial agree
ments. Demands Upon China.
. Upon arriving in Paris without
the copies of the treaties" which
they had been instructed to use in
seeking to break Japan's grip, the
Chinese delegates made verbal re
ports of the substance . of these
treaties to some of the peace dele
gates of the other xountries. This
led the Japanese authorities to de
mand of China that it disavow this
action on the part of its delegates
and that it keep secret the treaties.
Some of the secret treaties have
not yet been ratified by the Chinese
government, although Japan has
ratified them. and. accordina todav's
advices, the Japanese government is
bringing every pressure to bear on
China to ratify them before anything
can be done at Paris, ,1'he most im
portant of the treaties as yet unrati
fied by China is the agreement of
September 24, 1918, .which grants
Shantung to Japan and admits lapan
as the successor to Germany's rights.
concessions and properties in the
Shantung district. This . includes
railways, mines and other valuable
property and the rights to them for
a long term of years. According to
the Chinese ciaim, Japan already has
possession nnoer treaties ana agree
ments of two-fifths of the iron ore
deposits of the entire Chinese re
public and is seeking possession of
the other three-fifths.
Pressure Becoming Unbearable.
Although they so far have been
aHe to resist Hie Japajiese demands.
ine v.ninese omc.ais now- say tnat
the pressure is becoming unbearable. ;
The Chinese president has approved
uy cable the action ot the Chinese
delegates in Paris in announcing
their willingness to make public the
treaties in spite of Japanese pres
sure. .
Ch-na has asked, depending upon
tiie impression made upon the ac
credited delegates from other coun
tiics, that the peace conference see
the 21 demands made upon China
'y Japan in 1915 be revoked andJ
thathe Chinese republic be removed
definitely from the influence" 1 Ja
pan. The complete independence of
CHna is asked under the pro'.-ction
of the Icague of nations.
Threats to Minister.
The account Of Minister Reinsch's
visit to the Peking foreign office
says he reaffirmed the friendship of
the United States for China and de
sired to give active support in the
desire for independence. He learned,
however, that the Japanese minister
in Peking reached the foreign min
ister a few minutes before him and
conveyed the intimations of what
would happen if Japan's demands
were not met.
Dispatches received here describ
ing the situation -at Paris declare
that the Japanese attitude is causing
real alarm in official circles of Eu
ropean powers and the United
States. They speak of constant ef
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Enteral aanad-eltia
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Germany Planning
to Raise New Army
by Conscription
Berlin, Feb. 11. Conscription of
various classes of men up to 35
years of age will be decreed soon,
according to information given
the correspondent today.
Authority in this direction, ii is
expected, will be given the govern
ment by the national assembly
soon and it is understood that the
new minister of national defense
-will adopt measures to re-establish
the army.
Recruiting of volunteers has tail
ed. The contemplated emergency
action has been hastened by the
increasing menace of Poland and
more urgent need for forestalling
bolshevik invasion.
Twelve Handred Persons Pack
Gallery and Corridors;
Sing "America" at
Close of Hearing.
Lincoln, Feb. 11. Twelve hun
dred persons, gathered from all parts
of the state, and who packed the
chamber, gallery and corridors of
the lower house of the legislature, to
debate the language question be
fore the joint committee of educa
tion, joined their voices at the con
clusion of the debating, singing
"America." ,
This patriotic demonstration oc
curred after 38 persons had made
pleas not to interfere with religious
instruction by means of foreign
languages, and after only two had
spoken in favor of a rigorous elim
ination ofiforeign languages in all
instruction and after one woman,
(Continued on Page Two, Oplumn Fonr.)
Senator Sears' Bill
to Promote Ignorance
Shelved by Cqmmittee
By Staff Correspondent- '
uncom, ttb. II.' The senate
committee on education tonight
voted to postpone indefinitely Sen
ator Sears' bill making it a '.crimi
nal offense for any one othgr. than
parent, guardian or persons espe
.t - a
ciaiiy autnonzed 0y the parent to
give information of a sexual nature
or relating to the so-called social
diseases to children under 16 years
of age.
Action of the committee undoubt
edly, spells the death of the measure,
which kicked op one of the hottest
fights of the session and which' has
been fought by Omaha women in
terested i:i social welfare work.
The bill had" its inning on the floor
after being reported out hv the
judiciary committee. Then the op
ponents of the measure had it re
committed to the committee on edu
cation. Senator Sears may attempt to re
vive the measure by attempting to
overthrow the report of the com
mittee, but it is doubtful if he can
muster sufficient support.
New Capitol Bill '
Approved by Senate
Finance Committee
From a Staff Correspondent,
Lincoln, Feb. 11. The senate fi
nance committee voted this after
noon ,to report out the house bill, by
Representatives Tracewell and Mears
providing for a levy of 1.5 mills for
a period of six years to raise $5,000.-
uw ior tne. construction ot a new
capitol with a recommendation that
it pass.
Only one minor amendment was
added by the senate committee. It
was provided' that the building
should be constructed on the present
site of land immediately adjacent
thereto. The house bill provided
that the building should be construc
ted on the old site.
There is no opposition in the up
per branch to the capitol bill and it
will be speedily rushed through to
get it out of the way in order that
the code bill, the most importan
measure of the session, may be dis
posed of.
Djes Moines Jurist Robbed
- by Pickpockets in Chicago
Chicago. Feb. 11. Judge J. , C.
Cook of Des Moines, la was rob
bed of a draft for $11,065, a United
States, railway administration pass
and $35 in currency by four pick
pockets on his arrival in Chicago,
according to tha police today. As
the judge left the railway station
and boarded a car he was jostled by
four men who a moment later dis
appeared. The jurist notified the
bank here on which the draft was
drawn to stop payment on the pa
per. f 1J
Omaha Men Arrive in
New York from France
New York. Feb. 11. (Special
Telegram.) Roy H. Wilson, Ray
mond Paulson, Albert Campbell,
William Feeney and Ii. G-Patterson
of Omaha arrived in New York
from overseas todav on the Due d'
omaha, Wednesday, February 12, 1919.
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Premier Promises Measures
to Improve Conditions of
Workers; Legislation
Urged by King.
London, Feb. 11. King George,
in his speech from the throne to
the houses of parliament, today,
urged the legislative bodies to "act
tesolutely Hn stamping out poverty,
diminishing unemployment and im
proving the health of the nation.
If industrial unrest continues the
consequences wil be grave to trade
and industry, Premier Lloyd George
declared in the house of commons
today. The government, he said,
would agree to any kind of an inves
tigation into the causes of the un
rest. Among conditions which the
premier thought had contributed to
unrest were the strain of four .years
of war and the fear of unemploy
ment. Legislation Proposed.
The premier said that bills would
be introduced next week dealing
with housing, health, the revival of
rural life, land settlement for sol
diers, land reclamation and forestr
Mr. Lloyd George said there
would be plenty of opportunities .f
employment if confidence was given
those responsible for starting indus
tries, and unless the cost of produc
tion went so high that it reduced
the purchasing power of the com
munity or put the country out of
the world markets. v
Discussing housing conditions the
premier referred to overcrowding in
many districts which had been ag
gravated during the war by congre
gating m already crowded areas
The government would do its best
to alleviate such conditions, and
hours of labor, he said, already have
been fixed in industries involving
3,000,000 persons.
Situation Declared Dangerous.
William Adamson, leader of the
labor party in the house of com
mons, speaking today on the indus
trial situation, said it was almost as
menacing and dangerous as war it-'
self. He said that the principal
labor amendment to the ad
dress from the throne would relate
to the causes of industrial unrest.
"I hope," he continued, "that no
attempts will be made to disappoint
the legitimate expectations of the
working people. AH section of the
people should understand that we
have reached the stage when -we
have laid the cards on the table and
when the working classes will re
fuse longer to be treated as cogs in
a machine for mere profit-making
Detectives Chase Carl Rose
Over South Side and" Capture -
1 Him in Albright Henhouse
Youth and Roy Slack. Who Long Have "Eluded"
PoliceAt Last Behind Bars; Henry Slack Tells
Friend Believes He Will Give Himself Up; Story'
of Escape At Langdon, JIo., Told by .One. of Men.
Roy Slack, 1709 Missouri avenue, and Carl Rose, 1119
Arthur street, for whom Omaha police fiave searched for
more than a month, were arrested last night. ,
Henry Slack, 1709 Missouri avenue, who with Carl Rose
escaped from a deputy sheriff at Langdon, Mo., while on the
way to Omaha, is still at large in Omaha, laughing at Omaha
police in their efforts to catch him.
Police arrested a trio of S
aware that Henry is the one who
Rose Tells of Escape
In a cell at the South Side station,
where he is booked for breaking and
entering the Brodkey Jewelry com
pany, young Rose smilingly told
how he unlashed the handcuffs after
he escaped from the train in Mis
souri, "It was the grand old game
of playing with the Omaha police."
he said. ,'
"Roy and I iust took a little leave
of absence at Langdon and beat it
up tiie tracks with the handcuffs on.
We filed off the linked connections
on the 'railroad tracks across a
bridge, then slipped the cuffs up our
sleeves. We hit for Omaha wherewc
knew we were safer. -With" a nail' we
unlocked the handcuffs.
I don't know where Henry is., He
lever had anything to do w ith us "
Detectives Jackman, Jackson and
Miller, South Side, chased Rose a
mile and a half from Seventeenth
and Missouri avpmie last night be
fore he was captured. At first
glimpse of the fugitive, the detec
tives started after htm. Following
a course through alleys across vacant
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Iowa's Attorney General '
Urges Methodists' to Back
H. Havner Declares at Centenary Conference This
Measure is One of Most Worthy Now Confronting
People of State ; Speakers Say Giving Has Become
Habit and Funds Raised Will Change Histoiy of
, Protestantism for Thousand Years.
In an address to the deleeates of the Methodist Enis-
copal world-centenary convention last night, who taxed to
the limit the seating capacity of the Brandeis theater, Attor
ney General H. M. Havner of Iowa appealed to the people
of Nebraska to support Governor S. R. McKelvie's request
to the Nebraska legislature for an appropriation with which
to fight the liquor traffic. .
The Iowa attorney .general, who
was the first speaker on the pro
pram with Dr. John W. Hancher of
New York, member of the board of
education of the Methodist Episcopal
church, and Dr. W. E. Doughty, al
so of New York, and team leader
and presiding officer of the conven
tion, declared the illegal s4le and
transportation of intoxicating liquors
was the paramount evil of the age.
Back the Governor, t
"If you have not already done so."
he urged, "go home tonight and
w.ite to your senators and repre
sentatives. Impress upon them the
vast importance of getting behind
the chief executive of your state in
this most worthy of alK causes. Do
this and you will have extended a
helping hand and offered a powerful,
aid in the evangelization of the
world, which is the motive behind
the great movement in which you
are engaged."
Mr. Havne reviewed the history
of the campaign to raise $100,000,01)0
by the Methodist church and de
clared those who launched the move
ment were actuated by a vision akin
. E. Waugh Says James
Coner. Ledger at Mission :
in Bluffs, Held Him
Up in Store.
Council Bluffs police officers last
night arrested James, L. Coner who
later was positively identified byvE.
E Waught,a grocer at Twentieth and
Broadway, as the man who held him
up and-robbed him of $50 in cash
last Saturday night.
Coner has been rooming, at, the
Union mission near the Northwestern
railway station for several weeks
past. When searched at the police
station ha was found to have a bank
book issued by the Omaha National
bank o Omaha, which showed that
he had made a deposit of $500 in
that bank January 22. He refused
to make any explanation tp the po
lice as to how or where he go the
money, saying that it was "his bus
iness." ack brothers before they were
is being so earnestly sought
lets and fields, they caught him in i
a henhouse near Albright. j
Koy Mack was brought to the
central station by Detectives Brink
man and Stolley. He was arrested
two days ago in St. Joseph, Mo.
H is booked with breaking and
'ntering. v
Henry Slack for whom police still
are looking confided to an intimate
friend that the "was going to give
himself up today." The specific
charge against Henry Slack is that
he "jumped" his bonds in a charge
of grand larceny. '
Detectives arretted two other
Slack brothers) Harry, a packing
house enmloye, and Reuben, recent
ly batk from array service overseas,
last night before they were aware
that they made false arrests.
Released Without Charge.
Upon , the advice of Chief Eber-
knll, I. ... ! 1 ..'.I.
oiim, win uvya wuc iticciscu willia-
out bonds and without charge
placed against them.
Mrs. Slack, mother of the boys, is
in a serious nervous condition from
the strain upon her, caused bv the
police "running" down the- "Slack
a Mall (I Mar). Dally. 14.50: Suaifat, I? 5C:
Dalit as a Sua., J5.50: eutilde Ne. aeitaae antra
Bootlegger War
to that of John Wesley, the founder
of the dominatiohal sect.
In Line With Founder.
"No true Methodist today has a
right to a vision second in magni
tude to that which loomed before
the mind's eye of the great founder
of the church in which we all trust
and believe and worship and pray
will become the instrument in God's
hand in the evangelization of the
Mr. Havner declared that there
should be no difficulty in raising the
amount agreed upon by the leaders
ot the campaign as the sum needed
to carry out the proposed program,
Idwans Make Monev.
The,gpeaker said that in Iowa if
the pety sum of several million dol
lars is needed for a worthy cause, It
is but the. matter of a few short
hours until the amount is sub
scribed. He said' the people in Iowa
were making money so raoidlv tha
they did not know what to do with
it, and that they were glad of an 'op
portunity to give some of it away.
He asserted the people of his state
(Contliroed on Tng Two, Column Two.)
Sarah Hurst Says She Is Tired
. ofc Drudgery ; in" Her r:
.Omaha Home; Wants
to Study for Stage.
Ambition to become a singer and
go upon the stage caused Sarah
Hurst, 16 years old, to be "kidnap
ed" Sunday from her home in Oma
ha and taken to Des Moines by Sam
uel and Ralph Hurst, stepbrothers.
Before an attorney in Des Moines,
relatives of the girl met' the trio
and demanded the girl's return to
"I am satisfied- here," Sarah said.
"I'm. tired of a life of drudgery at
home. I want to work here and be
with my brothers. Then I can take
up vocal training for the stage.
Joe Hurst, 2734 Burt street, fath
er of the girl, said:
"We need her here to work."
Efforts will be made by the fam
ily of the girl to have her brought
Rack to Omaha. Sarah Hurst is the
daughter of John Hurst by his sec
ond marriage. George Emery, Oma
ha policeman, is a stepbrother o
the girl. Samuel and Ralph Hurst
are stepbrothers of the girl by their
tatner s tirst marriage in England.
Following a visit with the family
last sunaay, Samuel and Ralph
Hurst took their half sister for an
automobile ride and then took her
to Des Moines that night. Des
Moines police failed to find any
trace of the trio until an' attorney
informed them that they' were in
Des Moines. The Hurst boys de
claije 'they will keep the girl with
Omaha Girl Takes Life
Chance on Argonne Hero
Los Angeles, Feb. 11. (Special
TelegAm.) Defying fate, beauty
and death, Corporal Lowell D.
Park, hero of the Argonne, today in
Los Angeles claimed as his bride
Miss Merle Irene Dunn of Omaha
e . ti .
louowing a courtship covering
many months, and which at first ap
peared to be hopeless.
The romance had its inception
here in 1915. Miss Dunn -.then could
not "see park for trees," as she ex
pressed it today, but after he had
been thrice wounded in the battle of
the Argonne, site consented to take
a life chance on him.
Turkish Leader Brought
to Trial for Massacres
'Paris, Feb. 11. (Havas.) The
trfal of those " responsible for the
Armenian massacres by the Turks
has begun in Constantinople. The
leader of the Turkish officials being
tried at present is Kcimal Bey, gov
ernor of Diarbekir. The prosecutor,
in opening the trial, declared it was
necessary to punish the authors of
the massacres which had filled the
whole world with a feeling of horror,
. :
President Wilson
Plans to Sail from
France Next Saturday
London, Feb. li. President
Wilson will sail frdm Brest for
New York,. February 16, according
to Reuter's Paris correspondent.
Paris, Feb. 11, President Wil
son's desire to return to the Unit
ed States with the league of na
tions as an accomplished fact be
came open to doubt for the first
time today, when Leon Bourgeois,
one of the French representatives
of the commission on a society of
nations, proposed an amendment
creating an international military
force as a means of enforcing the
decisions ot tiie league.
This came after the commission
had virtually completed work and
was considering the project for
final adoption. Besides introduc
ing the rather formidable question
of backing up the league by an
armed international force, M.
Bourgeois' amendment - also
creates some apprehension that re
maining issues may not be adjust
ed in time for presentation and
adoption by a plenary session' of
the peace conference before Mr.
Wilson's departure next Sunday.
Walter Moiers Married at Pa
pillion FOllowing Suicide of
j South Side Girl;. Bride
from Ashland.
inougn ne was a single man
when he wrote Miss Mary Alice
Kennedy, 2518 G street, telling her
tnat he was married, Walter Moiers,
4208 South Twenty-sixth street, lost
no time in taking a wite. He was
married yesterday afternoon at Pa-
The ceremony took place not 24
hours after Miss Kennedy, recipient
ot tne note, shot and killed herself.
The bride was Miss Priscilla Dean,
aged l, ot Ashland, Neb.
Did Not Know of Tragedy,
Miss Dean explained that she
knew nothing of the shooting until
yesterday morning. The tragedy
dia not dissuade her trom her in
tent to marry Moiers.
.i miow waiter nas done iiothinc?
wrong, or I would not have married
1 1 11,1 ' ' r!,a r -,A " f '. . . 1
........ auv aflm. xiii auiry ior iviiss
ivenneay, but all we can do is to
try to torget the affair'' -
Judge Weed of Papillion married
the couple at his office in the pres
ence of Arlie Dean, brother of the
bride; Mrs. M. J. Ratigan, sister of
the bridegroom, and Mrs. Hester
Dean, sister-in-law of the hrirfe.
The counle will make their li
tor the present with the Ratigan
family at 4208 South Twenty-sixth
Has Nothing to Say.
aioiers WOUId make no comment
on the death of Miss Kennedy. He
is said to have been a regular caller
at ner tiome.until recently, when a
quarrel is mouglit to have - taken
Miss Kennedy returned from
work Monday night and read
Moiers' letter. She remarked tn
her family that Tie was married and
went into a bedroom. The, sound
of a shot brought them to her side,
where she lay. 'A 38-calibre 'bullet
had nierced her brain. She died two
nours later. . , .
Miss Kennedy jvas a bookkeeper
at the Union Pacific headquarters.
Her family is at a loss to explain her
ac'tion. They say that she has been
keeping company with John H.
Hancy, sergeant at Fort Omaha.
Haney came to the Kennedy resi
dence shortly after the tragedy and
evinced great distress when told of
- Miss Kennedy's death.
Miss-JCennedy is survived by her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
William P. Kennedy, and . three
brothers, Thomas, 14; Arthur. 3, and
Edward, who is in the One Hundred
and Tenth infantry in France. The
funeral will be held at Brewer's
chapel,, Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. R. L. Wheeler officiat
ing. Burial will be at Graceland
park cemetery.
tpnde Daughter of Farmer.
Mrs. Moiers is the dauehter of
Whitney Dean, a prominent farmer
three miles south of Ashland. She
was born and brought up in the
community south of Ashland Her
husbarid was for a while timekeeper
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empioyea at swnt cc lo., ice house
near there last fall and early this
winter. He left" Ashland about two
weeks ago.
Sons and Daughters
of Omaha Ministers
Honored at Banquet
- :
Nearly 100 sons and daughters
of Omaha ministers attended a so
cial banquet Tuesday night in the
Firrt Central Congregational church.
The feast was served bv the women
of the church! Speeches were made
by Judge Sears, Judge Estclle, C F.
Weller'aiid E. M. Martin. Mrs. M.
D Cameron spoke in the interest
of the Wives and daughters of the
Omaha ministers -
"Outside the Church" was the ton
ic of Judge Sears' discourse. "I
dem it a duty of every family to
hold religious ceremony every day
ip, the home, and I commend the
offering of thanksgiving prayer at
every meal," he said.
Music punctuated the nrocrram. T
WV Blackburn was toas'tmaster.
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Notes Dealing With Failure to
Observe Armistice Terms
Sent to Head of Ger
man Commission.
London, Feb. 11. (Havas.) The
allied governments have ordered the
Poles and the Germans to cease hostilities,-
according to newspaper re
ports received here today from Ber
lin by way of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, Feb. 11. Great Brit
ain and France have sent notes to
Mathias Erzberger, president of the
German armistice commission, the
Weimar correspondent of the Ber
'lingske Tidende says he learns from
a reliable source, dealing with the
failure of German to deliver loco
motives and agricultural machinery
as agreed. He says the tone of the
notes virtualyy constitutes a threat
to Germany.
The correspondent adds that it is
reported a similar note is expected
from the United States.
Plan to Limit Truce Periods.
Paris, Feb. 11. A proposal :6
change the allied armistice policy
and greatly shorten the armistice
periods is understood to be before
the supreme war council. This pro
posal calls for the limiting of the
armistice periods to about 10 days,
at the end of which time new terms "
would be imposed on Germany.
The sentiment is expressed by
many in attendance on the peace
conference that this would give the
allies a better hold on the situation
and enable them to meet the con
stantly, changing conditions! No
intimation is given as to the attitude
of the supreme war council in the
Demobilization Proceeding.
The demobilization of the French
army has not been suspended, con
trary to persistent rumors, but is
proceeding on schedule, according
to a statement made to the Asso
ciated Press today by a French of
ficial. Since Marshal Foch's announce
ment before the armistice commis
sion that the Germans could mobil- .
ize 2,000,000 men in six weeks there
has been a feeling of uneasiness ex
pressed by the French public. Pes
simistic views have been openly dis
cussed as also has been apprehen
sions ot a renewal ot the German
offensive. The newspapers have
commented on the situation in a
manner such as to call for frequent
blanks in their fages due to censcr-
Germans Used Cathedral Towers.
General Hirschauer. the governor
of Strasbourg, has "made an official
report to Marshal Foch that lie hr.d
obtained sworn evidence showing
that the Germans "throughout the
whole war used the towers of Stras
bourg cathedral for machine gun
supports, for observation points for
the direction of artillery fire and
for listening posts against air
planes." The report adds: .
lhus the Germans themselves
did exactly what they unjustifiably
accused the French of doing at
Rheims." .
As a result of todav's meetins of
the peace conference commission
on the society of nations doubts
were -expressed for the first time
that the project for the organiza
tion of the society would be com
pleted , .before President Wilson's
departure for the United States. -Questions
have arisen within the
commission which may prolong thcv
discussions and this has given, rise
to serous apprehension that the
perfected draft of the.plan wilt not
ne completed bv i-ebruarv 16. the
date provisionally set for the presi-
rni a ucparmie.
The session of the commission
today was a protracted one vhich
lasted until dJb this afternoon.
Urges International Force.
It is asserted that among subject
considered was the project for an in
ternational military force, urged by
Leon Bourgeois of the French dele
gation. M. Bourgeois contention, it is slid '
was that such, a force should be
instituted and also' that it should be
stationed in France as France wa
the strategic center of Europe an ,
the nation most immediately threav
Several new amendments to the
driift were presented today, making '
further consideration necessary, and
the commission adjourned for two
days during which time. the com
mittee will make every effort to
have the draft perfected-for pre
sentation : at the next meeting of
the commission. There is aVwide '
difference of views regarding some
cf these new proposals and this is
causing apprehension of failure to
complete the plan as expected.
University Head Resigns.
San Francisco, Feb. 11. The re
ipnation of President Benjamin Me
Wheeler of the University of Cali
fornia was presented to a meeting of
the university board of regents here