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MAKE USE OF THE BEE'S NEW QUESTION AND ANSWER COLUMN- -SEE EDITORIAL PAGE. R IEF RIGHT R E E Z Y THE WEATHER: Increasing cloodinraa Wedtiet day, rain and coldar weat; Thurs day rain or mow and colder. Hourly Tempartitiirv: Hour. !(. Hoar. Irr. S . m 4 ! I t, ni n. m K4 I ! , in l 7 at. m S4 j 3 l. m, II a. m XS I 4 p. n ,Vi 'ABLY Omaha Hr i (LiBf BITS OF NEWS . ni 8J 1 1 ii. m l A- u V PRINCE OF WALES MAKES VISIT TO WISON 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, HOUSE GIVES OVATION TO "THE ACE OF, ACES." . 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. ELECTION DAY STRIKE" tS CALLED IN CHICAGO. 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, 'lominees. PERSHING'S NAME GIVEN TO PIKES PEAK HIGHWAY. 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 WOMAN'S TEMPLE SOLD 1 j AND WILL BE TORN DOWN. 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. HARGEDMII PLOT AGAIMST imson'saiFE 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. r a r stk n r m w Threatens Attack If Secret Treatiej Are Made Public and Agreements Are Not Carried Out. JAPAN DENIES IT TRIED TO RESTRAIN CHINA 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 cordial." 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 (t'uBtluurd ou I'.-;o Tna, Culunm Sis,) Enteral aanad-eltia Ompha F. 0. under matter May n, act at March 1 90S. at S. 1679 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. LOWER BRANOIf HEARS DEBATE Oil LANGUAGE 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' Abriui. omaha, Wednesday, February 12, 1919. r rcn ri f3 urs v. vUu j -i m 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 ation. 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 purposes." 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 1 f J""" I Iowa's Attorney General ' Urges Methodists' to Back M'Kelvie's 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 j. Ill ACCUSED OF ROBBERY HAS aOHEY. Ill .'BANK E. . 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 brothers, 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 universe." 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.) "KIDNAPED" GIRL ILLING TO STAY !JITH WAFERS 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 Omaha. "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 tnem. 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, TWO CENTS. . : 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. SWEETHEART OF JISS KENNEDY WEDS TUESDAY 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- pillion. 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 street. 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 place. 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 1 .... I . - r . n . 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 a 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. 1(1 . m 40 A t. in it II a. lit , 44 1 1 t. in .VI IS m 47 j S . in.. 61 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 matter. 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- snip. 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 ened. 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 today. .