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SILVER DOLLARS FED
TO FLAMES IN MINT.
Philadelphia, Fe. 12. Perspiring
men shoveling silver dollars into a
lire with the same kind of a shovel
ordinarily used to put coal in a fur
nace and piles of gold and silver
coin and bullion, amounting to
more than $400,000,000, were some
of the unusual things seen at the
Philadelphia mint by the govern
ment commission which today began
to test the coins made at the several
mints last year. The silver dollars
are being reduced toullion. The
. commission is testing specimens ot
538,100,846 coins made in 1918.
' FRANCHISE GRANTED
WOMEN IN WISCONSIN
Madison, Wis., Feb. 12. Wiscon
sin has granted women the right to
vfcte at presidential elections. The
senate today, by a vote of 27 to 4,
parsed the house bill to this effect.
Ail that is now needed is the signa
ture of the governor.
SIOUX CITY MAN TOO WISE
FOR "GREAT FARO DEALER."
Chicago, Feb. 12. A man who
gave the name of George Billings,
' said -by the police to be wanted in
Oakland, Cal., in connection with a
confidence game, and a confederate
were arrested in Lincoln Park today;
whee Billings, who proclaimed him
self to be the "world's greatest faro
. dealer," was explaining to Frederick
Kunz, formerly a poultry raiser at
. Sioux City, la., how to win $100,000
from , in imaginary gambling club
of wealthy men. Kunz had met
Billings previously through an ad
vertisement and had set the police
after the man. Billings claimed to
be the. "dealer? at the club and to
have a grudge against some of the
PLAN TO CALL OUT
MORE GARMENT MAKERS"
, New York, Feb. 12. Approxi
mately 20,000 workers engaged here
in the manufacture of white goods,
.r.iderwear, house dresses, kimonos
and childreils dresses may be calle
nit next week in connection with
trm strike of 20,000 dress and waist
makers now entering its fourth week,
according to announcement tonight
l:v Benjamin Schlesingetf president
of the International Garment
workers'' union. . ' '
A 'meeting was held tonight at
which plans were perfected for a
str'ke of 8,000 muslin underwear
workers, who, with the other
branches of the international union,
are' seeking a 44-hour week, as in
crease in wages and union condi
tions. These workers, Mr. Sch'es
irger announced definitely, would
be called out next week.
EEK TO PREVENT
Counsel for Radical Leaders
Obtain Writs of Habeas
Corpus on- Behalf of
Aliens at Ellis Island.
Xew York, Feb. 12. Writs of
habeas corpus sought by a group of
radicals'in an effort to prevent de
. portation of 49 of the 54 aliens
brought to Elfis Island from the
west, were issued tonight by. Federal
Judge Knox. The writs are return
able tomorrow. .
--Miss Caroline Lowe, of Chicago, a
lawyer, headed the group that ob
tained the writs, summoning Judge
"Knox from .a Lincoln day dinner
which he was attending, in order to
make their request.
6,000 Await Deportation.
Washington, Feb. 12. Anthony
Caminetti, commissioner general of
immigration, said tonight that re
ports of prospective wholesale de
portations of aliens were "unjusti
"It is estimated that about 6,000
aliens are to be deported, the great
majority because they are insane or
otherwise public charges," Mr.
Caminetti said. "A few, comparative
ly, are agitators who are opposed
to our form of government or all
Allied Forces Beat Back
Bolsheviki in Archangel
Archangel, Feb. 12. Bolshevik
forces have returned the offensive
in the region of Sredmakrenga. For
a brief time Monday night the bol
sheviki occupied several' allied
block houses after penetrating the
town, but they were driven out by
a British and Russian counter-attack.
The fighting continued yes
terday. Patrol activity continues on the
Radish sector, but the American,
British and Russian troops main
tain the gains made in the offensive
last week. On the Pinega sector,
east-southeast of, Archangel, Rus
sian partisan forces drove back the
bolsheviki yesterday. " ,
Washington Governor, III,
Quits Office Temporarily
Tacoma, Wash., Feb.' 12. Gov.
Ernest Lister today in a letter to
Lieut. Gov. Louis F. Hart requested
the latter to take over the reyis of
Governor Lister, it was author
itatively said, is quitting his office
only temporarily. He has been in
iil health for several months.
Thursday he will go to the western
Washington hospital at Steilacoom
Des Moines Gets National
Women's Clubs' Convention
Des Moines, Feb. 12. Des Moines
will be the meeting place of the next
biennial convention of the general
federation of women's clubs in the
spring of 1920, exact dates undeter
mined, according to word received
here today from Mrs. ,Mary I.
Wood of Portsmouth, N.' II., cor
responding secretary. . The Iowa
state organization recently wired an
invitation to the national body. ;
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Premier Defends Proceedings
of Conference; Believes
People of U. S. Want
League of Nations. '
By Associated Press.
London, Feb. 12. Premier Lloyd
George spoke again today in the
house of commons on the general
The- occasion was brought about
by Rupert Guinness, unionist, ask
ing whether the premier was pre
pared to press to the utmost repar
ation from Germany and also to
make Germany pay to the full ex
tent of her resources. He also
pressed for more information as to
the status of the British colonies at
the peace conference.
"We have had far too much of the
particular panacea which America is
supporting at the conference," said
Captain Guinness. "Since the days
of Mahomet no prophet has been
listened to with more superstitious
respect than President Wilson."
Will Regive Reparation.
' Mr. Lloyd George began his re
ply by saying that the reparation by
Germany was the election pledge
given by the government after care
ful consideration by -the cabinet. The
government, he added,- stood by
every word of this pledge.
The premier, defending the pro
ceedings of . the peiee conference,
said the government had been de
voting its time to speeding up
agreements. , He was sanguine that
a complete agreement . woutd be
reached concerning the German
western boundary, but the eastern
boundary was a different matter.
Until the commission sent ' to ex
amine the matter reported, the allies
would be Tti no position to make
demands upon Germany. The confer
ence was unanimous, he said, that
Germany had forfeited all rights to
Mr. Uoyd George contended that
with regard to indemnities .the Brit
ish government was in advance oh
any government as it was the urst
to appoint a commission to deal
with this matter.
v Bolshevism Grave Menace, y
He declared that, there had never
been any proposal advanced at the
peace conference to recognize the
bolshevists. Russia was easy to
dogmatize about, but difficult to
deal with. He admitted that the
horrors of bolshevism were so great
that there was a sense of disgust
when they came to deal withits
leaders, but it was useless to blind
their eyes to the real facts.
Russia represented- in area over
half of Europe, and nearly half of
Asia, and he pointed out if peace
were not made, the whole of this
immense territory would be seeth
insr in anarchy, disorder and blood
shed; there would be no peace in
The bolshevists, the premier de
clared, were assassins, guilty of the
crimes laid to their charge. The
allies had given the anti-bolshevik
governments financial support and
assistance. Much of their equip
ment had been supplied by the allies,
who were anxious to keep the rich
territories of Russia dut of German
If the troops were to be sent to
Russia, who s. hould send them?
America, he said, would send neither
men, money nor material and the
work would fall upon the British
Referring to the alternative of
allowing the fire in Russia to burn
itself out, the premier characteriz
ed this as a brutal policy and added
that it would be useless to send food
to Petrograd when the only distrib
uting organization was bolshevik.
Suports Prinkipo Proposal.
Supporting the Prinkipo proposal,
the premier argued that it was by
no means unknown on the northern
frontier of India to parley with bri
gands and even assassins. The bol
shevik system could not last forever,
and. -in the meantime, he was in
formed, the threat of intervention
was driving the moderate elements
into bolshevik hands. He urged that
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Family Quarrel Ends
, at Station Doors When
Law Takes Stern Fart
When police actually arrested
William Carries and wife, in their
home at 1715 Leavenworth street,
last night upon complain of Mrs.
Carnes that her husband "be
locked up for life," the wife balked
at the jail door with kind words
to her husband.
"Now, we won't put any charges
against each other, she whispered
to' Mend hubby on their way to
the station via auto express.
"No, but we'll charge you .both
with disturbing the peace,!" re
plied the arresting policeman.
Both registered at the station and
vowed vengeance against John
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Request Made by France
For International Force
Rejected by Commission
Covenant Establishing Society of Nations as Virtually
Approved by All Members Does Not Make It Com
pulsory for All Contracting Parties to Go to Waf
to Help Oneof Their Associates.
By Associated Press. ' " v .
Paris, Feb. 12. The plan for a league of nations, which
may now be considered as virtually approved by all the
members of the special commission, provides for a small body
of representatives of the great and small countries which will
govern-the society of nations, meeting every twq or three
months in aplace that will be internationalized. The meet
ing place. was not indicated in the plan, but during the dis
cussion members of the commission spoke of Constantinople
or some .island. -
Each country will provide a list of
experts in international law, from
which body will be chosen arbitra
tors when disputes between nations
are submitted for settlement.
May Resort to Arms.
If the country which the decision
of the arbitarators places in the
wrong does not accept the ruling of
the arbitrators and has recourse to
arms, not only the forces of the
other contending party in the dis
pute, but the forces of all other
members of the society of nations in
a position to help S'ill take up arms
The covenant establishing the
rules of the society of nations does
not make it compulsory for all the
contracting parties to go to war to
help one of their associates.
Request of France.
This was decided when Mr. Bour
geois, in the name of France, asked
that there should be a naval and land
force of the society of nations
ready to repulse an enemy attack
whenever necessary and in the pres
ent case to keep such forces in
AS SUSPECT 111
Seven Highway Robberies
May Have Been Committed
by Man Who Attacked
Officer on Bridge.
Seven highway robberies during
the past two weeks are accredited
to a Mexican, who was arrested on
the Douglas street bridge las night.
In an attempt to shoot Fred Palm
tag, bridge officer, the Mexican was
felled and a revolver taken away
At the police station the man
gave his name and address as Har
ry Robinson, Ottumwa. He wore
a false moustache and his eyebrows
were stenciled as a disguise.
The Mexican answers the de
scription of one of the two who
held up Werner Jurgens, 3221, Pa
cific street, the night of February 5,
at Thirty-third and Mason streets,
Other hold-ups attributed to the
Mexican are: D. A. Davis, 110 South
Thirteenth street, relieved of $J0 at
Thirteenth and , Farnam streets,
February 4; E. Seigel, 1724 Dorcas,
held up in his store, February 3; R.
E. Hebard, Castle hotel, accosted by
two highwaymen at Twenty-second
and St. Mary's avenue, February
2; Daniel Love, 2522 Chicago street,
relieved Of $48 by highwaymen at
Twentieth and Davenport streets,
January 31; Louise Kazen, 61(W
South Nineteenth street, held up at
Thirteenth and Harney streets,
February 7, and Otto Warren, tailor,
who lost $27.50 to a highwayman on
The Mexican declined to tell police
of his recent whereabouts, merely
saying that he arrived ity Omaha
from Ottumwa, where he was em
ployed as a carpenter.
Officer Palmtag accosted the man
on the Douglas street bridge when
he sought to escape the toll collect
or. When Palmtag took after Rob
inson, the Mexican pulled a gun
from his pocket and was pointing it
at the officer when he was felled.
He is booked with carrying con
cealed weapons and for investiga
tion. General' Wood Tells How
Release of Men May Come
Lincoln, Feb. 12. (Special.)
Major. General Leonard Wood,
commandant at. Camp Funston, has
notified Governor McKelvie that
legislation authorizing the recruit
ing of men only who want to re
main in service is the onlyremedy
whereby the release of Nebraska
farm boys from service can be effec
Negotiations at Tacoma
May End Shipyard Strike
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 12. In an
official statement issued .today the
Tacoma strike committee of the
Metal Trades union declared that
negotiations were underway which
they believed opened the way for an
early settlement of the Tacoma ship
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France until all possible danger of
attack from Germany was over.
No International Force.
Thiswas opposed by the United
States anti Great Britain and other
countries and after a long discus
sion it was agreed no permanent
international military force should
be kept, but if a country should be
attacked in yjlatin of the rules of
the society of nations the attaacked
country would employ her forces as
"covering troops, waiting assist
ance from other members of the so
ciety which could more easily help
No country would be obliged to
go to the rescue of another country
unjustly attacked, but all the signa
tories to the society of nations
would be compelled to join- in an
economic boycott against a coun
try which violates its rules and also
to -maintain friendly neutrality in
favor of the attacked country.
President Wilson succeeded in
bringing about a compromise be
tween the two tendencies, thus se
curing an adoption of the plan and
LEAGUE TO DEAL
Permanent: Office as Part' of
New International Or
-Paris, Feb. 12. (British Wireless
Service.) An official statement re
garding the meeting' teday of the
commission on international labor
"Article IV of the British draft was
adopted. This provides 'that at the
proposed international labor con
ference the representatives, of the
governments, employers and work
people should be entitled to speak
and vote independently without re
gard to the views reported by other
representatives of their nations.
Hitherto the delegates present at
thesa conferences have represented
their governments only, and the vot
ing has always been by nations.
"It wa felt, however, that' in
dealing, with labor legislationem
ployers and workers must be per
mitted the fullest opportunity of
giving free expression to their ideas,
and that they could not do this if
the delegates of each national order
were bound to speak and vote as a
"The commission then discussed
the articles dealing with the estab
lishment of a permanent interna
tional labor office and the governing
body that will direct -its work. It
was agreed that the office should
be established at the capital of the
league of nations as part of the or
ganization of the league and should
be under the control of a director
appointed by the governing body.
"At the end of the sitting, the
commission rose at the president's
suggstion in honor of the anni
versary of the birth of Abraham
. The commission on laor is
one of the few having an American
at its head and Samuel Gompers, the
chairman, has been pushing work
along, at a great rate, so that it Is
expected he will have a report ready
for the conference as soon as it Is
ready to receiv it.
Two Divisions on Rhine
Will Return Home Soon
Coblenz, Feb. 12. General Per
shing will asrive at Coblenz Satur
dsv for a visit of several days. He
vi!I review the Thirty-second and
Forty-second divisions which, ad-
cording fo present flans,, will be then
first two divisions to start homel
ward, possibly by way of the Rhine.
No date has been .set for the de
parture of . either division, but both
are making preparations scrfhat they
may be ready to start as soon as
orders come. -
Investigate Army . Thefts.
Des Moines, IaJ, Feb. 12. (Spe
cial to The Bee.) A city-wide- in
vestigation of thefts from Camp
Dodge will be instituted by local po
lice it was announced today follow
ing discovery of a quantity of army
blankets, motor car tires and other
supplies from the cantonmenf in a
barn on West Grand avenue.
FEBRUARY 13, 1919.
General Sentiment Against
-Force of Over 175,000
Men Disclosed in Mili
tary Bill Debate,
Washington, Feb. 12. General op
position to a standing army in. excess
of 175,000 men. as authorized in the
national defense act three years ago
was voiced in the house today dur
ing debate on the annual army ap
propriation bill, with its provision
for a military force of 536,000 officers
and men during the period of de
Chairman Dent of the military
committee was questioned closely as
t5 the future army, several mem
bers asking if the force provided in
the bill was to be permanent army
strength. The chairman explained
that it was not and there was gen
eral applause from both sides of the
house when Representative McKen
zie of Illinois, republican, said the
military committee favored a small
Mr. McKenzie said the proposal of
the army general staff for a perma
nent peace-time military establish
ment of 500,000 had been rejected by
the committee and Representative
Kahn of California, republican, inter
rupted to say. not a single member
of the committee favored the pro
posal. Debate Takes Wide Range.
Discussion in the house continued
throughout the day with leaders of
fering no prediction as to when a
vote would be taken on the meas
ure, which carries a total of $1,100,
000,000 for the War department dur
ing the fiscal year beginning next
July I. i .
Debate was not confined to the
bill itself. There was criticism of
the War department, praise for Gen
eral Pershing and various American
units which fought in France, dis
cussion of bolshevism and protest
against President Wilson accepting
a set of books as a birthday gift
from King George of England.
Much of the discussion was given
to the national, guard. Representa
tive McKenzie said that whatever
the future military policy might be
the national guard should be re
tained and his declaration was vig
orously applauded. The other mem
bers in urging retention of the guard
after demobilization praised the
work of'The-guard divisions during
Attacks Espionage Law.
Representative London of New
York directed discussion to bol
shevism with the declaration that
"every new thought or new idea is
called bolshevism," which he de
clared was "but a passing stage of
revolution common only to Russia.
He urged repeal of the espionage
law, declaring that socialists had
been unjustly imprisoned by its ap
plication to throttle free speech and
free assemblage. 1
Representative Walsh of Massa
chusetts, republican, declared that
Mr. London's interest in repeal of
the espionage law might be with
the view of "prejudging the case of
one of his colleagues." Representative-elect
Berger of Milwaukee,
whose utterances; , Mr. Walsh de
clared, "were not towar'd uniting
our people during the war or to aid
"We do not need the urging and
teachings of Lenine and Trotzky or
the New York socialist and his as
sociates in improving our govern
ment," added Mr. Walsh.
Shallenberger Praises Pershing.
Republican Leader-Mann criticis
ed the delay in casualties reports,
sayiirg the Red Cross, although bav
in? information, was forbidden from
giving it to soldiers' relatives unless
the War department had previously
' Charges of Representative Hersey
of Maine, republican, that regular
armv officers were unduly .favored
in France, resulting in the demo
tion of many competent national
guard commanders, were answered
by Representative Shallenberger lof
Nebraska, democrat, who declared
that "politics was out of the army."
Mr. Shallenberger, in praise of Gen
eral Pershing, declared "the United
States was- the only country in the
war to pick an army head who stood
the tept," and added, that Pershing
was the first general to declare that
the German army could be beaten
and that the Hindenburg line could
be smashed. V
Representative Ramseyer of lowa,
republican, protested against the ac
ceptance of a set of books by the
pu-sident from King George, saying
the action was unconstitutional be
cause it had not been apprpved by
congress. Suggestions that a law
permitting men of the army' to re
cede gifts from heads of foreign
itates covered the case because the
president was commander-in-chief of
tbe army, brought a statement from
Representative Kain that the law
applied only to military decorations.
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Russian Bolshevik Soviet
Has Abolished the Private.
Possession of Young Wom en
Proclamation Issued by Council of City of Saratbfi:
Says Existing Conditions Have Made "Best
Species of All Beautiful Women" Property of the
Bourgeoisie. t y
'By Universal Service.
London, Feb. 12. (Via British Wirejess Service.) An
example of bolshevik legislation is provided by a proclama
tion which was posted in Saratoff, East Russia, and was made
effective to a limited degree. The same proclamation was
posted in Ekaterinburg where effect was also given to it for
a few days before the advent of the Czechs.
Ihe limes in reproducing the
document vouches for its authen
The proclamation follows:
This decree is proclaimed'' by
the free association of anarchists
of the town of Saratoff. In com
pliance with a decision of the
soviet and the soldiers and work
men's deputies of Cronstadt, the
private possession of women is
abolished. Motives: Social in
equalities and legitimate mar
riages having been the condition
in the past which served as an.
instrument in the hands- of the
bourgeoisie, thanks to which all
the best species of all beautiful
(women) have been the property
of the bourgeoisie, the proper
continuation of the human race
has been prevented. Such argu
ments have induced the organiza
tion to issue the present decree
F-'irst From March 1 the right
to possess women of the ages of
17 to 32 years is abolished.
Second The jage of women shall
be determined by birth certificates
or passports or by testimony of
HO CAUSE SHOWN
Hi OUTLOOK FOR
Speakers at Banquet of Real
tors at Blapk&tone Optimis-'
tic in Extreme Over Fu-;
ture; Gifford Is Guest.
Optimsm of the strongest pre-war
character pervaded the Oniaha Real
Estate board's first post-war ban
quet, held Wednesday night in the
ballroom of the Blackstone hotel.
Practically 200 members of the
Real Estate board . and their asso
ciates attended the affair, which was
the first social gathering of the
board since the United States de
clared war against Germany, in 1917.
Enthusiasm ran high from the
opening at 6:30 until the" affair
closed at 10:30 o'clock.
Scoffs at Pessimism.
The keynote speech of the ban
quet was made by Ward C Gifford
of Kansas City, for two years ex
ecutive secretary of the Real Estate
Board of Kansas City, and at pres
ent general manager of the E. E.
Peake Realty and Development com
pany of that city. Mr. Gifford form
erly was assistant commissioner of
tfieOmaha Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gifford scoffed the idea of be
ing pessimistic about even the im
mediate business outlook. V
"If the real estate man and. the
builder do business," he said.j "other
business will be good. The rate at
which you real estate men are doing
business now will be kept up and
quickened. Other lines of business
will follow, and no doubt are now
following the pace you have set. t
No Need to Quarrel
A few hard luck men are predict
ing labor troubles. Such talk is
fcolish. There may be a little trouble
between labor and capital. But
what of it. There has always been
a little of that kind of trouble.
"In my judgment there will be
less labor trobule than in the past.
The employer no longer wants the
laborer to work for less than he is
The esence ,of Yiis talk on labor
was, "Americana capital and Amer
icn labor bothhave too much sense
to jeopardize their , interests by
quarreling.. They both know they
must get together and they'll do it. r
Mr. Gifford said the increased cost
of building will be taken care of by
the tenant who expects to pay more
rcn.1 because of higher 'prices of
Provide Minstrel Show.
The entertainment features of the
banquet, arranged by a committee
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witnesses, and on failure to pro
duce documents their age shall be
determined by the committee who
shall judge them according to ap
pearance. Third This decree-does not af
fect women having any children.
In case of her resistance or her
husband, she shall forfeit her
rights under the former para
graph. The proclamation's eighth provk
sion contains the following:
.Any citizen" noticing a woman
net submitting herself to the ad
dress under this decree, is obliged
to let it be known ft) the anar
chists' club, giving the address, the
full name, the' father's and the
name of the woman.
The twenty-second provision
All refusing to recognize and
support this decree will be pro
claimed enemies of the people and
will be held strictly responsible.
The proclamation is signed
"Council of City of Saratoff, Rus
Guests at Annual Banquet
Carry Home Prizes, from -.
Poultry to Washing :
'Machines. ' ,
It was some feed, it was some
crowd and it was some distribution
of useful and practical prizes.
The occasion was the. annual din
ner of the Omaha Manufacturers'
association. The function was held
in the banquet rooms of the Cham
ber of Commerce, where members of
the association,! together with their
wives, numbered 456. This was the
largest number that ever sat down
at one of the amuiar dinners of the
association. a '
Everything connected with the
banquet was of Omaha manufacture,
from the cocktails, down to the
cofiee.i Everything on the tables
was contributed by the Omaha
manufacturers and, consequently it
was purely an Omaha majjle dinner..
It was shortly after 6 o'clock that
members of the Omaha Manufactur
ers' association and their wives be
gan, to assemble in the reception
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce.
Half an" hour later the room was
filled to capacity and then came the
order to start for the banquet hall.
Keeping step to the music of Dan
Desdune's . band everybody started
and upon reaching the tables, the
giving of prizes commenced.
Factories Give Wares.
Manufacturers had contributed of
their wares and each guest was sup
plied witn a ciotn sack with a capac
ity of a couple of bushels, or . so.
Each seating was numbered, guests
having corresponding numbers. And
when a man, or woman found the
seat corresponding with the number
held, there he, or she found Drizes
galore. There were loaves of bread,
canned fruit, pickles, relishes, coffee,
crackers, butter, cheese and about
everything that goes along toward
stocking the larder of a well appoint
The numerous articles the guests
at the dinner gathered into their
bulky sacks and then were ready to
sit at the meal and such a meal. It
touched the right spot and on the
menu there was about everything
that an epicure would expect to tind
Still More Prizes.
Curing the dinner the band played
popular music and as a feature a
quartet and a couple of specialty ar
tists from the Empress occupied a
stage at the west side of the room
doing song and dance turns.
With the meal disposed of, an
other distribution of prizes occurred.
In this distribution there was given
away everything in ' the list from
live fowls s to washing machines.
There were .automobile tires, food
stuffs of all. kinds, clothing, house
hold articles and nobody knows
what all.- For.iustance one man was
given a live goose- and another a
music box. - '
Manufacturers say the dinner was
the. best and that the function was
the most successful that they ever
Wh!nirton, D. C, Feb. 12. (Special.)
PnatmHsteri) appointed: Georgia. M.
Headrtch at Wlch. Warren county. Iowa,
vlra F. W. ArmKoit, reaigned; Klva Sell
era. at Adon, Campbell county, Wyomtnsr.
vice o. T. Norfolk, reiiitned; John W.
Mc Cllnlock.i at Ca tiis, 1'n.inpbi'll county
Wyoming, vko J. W. Shulti, resigned.
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Economic Measures Figure
Equally With Military in
Conditions for Con
Berne, Thursday, Feb, 13. As
result of a long conference- be
tween Mathias Erzberger,- mem
ber of the German armistice com
mission, And various ministers at
Berlin on Monday, it was decided,
according to the Frankfort Zet
tung, that Erzberger will demand
that the allies recognize the new
Berlin government when he meets
the entente chiefs to negotiate a
renewal of the armistice.
By Associated Press. '
Paris, Feb. 12. The supreme war
council met at the foreign office at
11 o clock this morning for the pur-
post of reaching a final determina
tion of the new terms of the German
armistice. There were present, in
addition to President Wilson and
the foreign ministers of the great
powers, Marshal Foch, Field Mar
shal Haig, Marshal retain, General
Pershing and General Diaz.
A full agreement on the terms
was presented on the report from
the subcommittee, embracing mili
tary and economic members. The re
port was unanimous, including the
adherence of the American members,
General Tasker H. Bliss and Nor
man Davis, which indicates that eco
nomic measures figure in the new
terms equally with military meas
.The official communique issued
this evening on the wqrk of the war
"The war council met this morn
ing sitting from 11 until 12:30 and
resumed the" sitting in the afternoon
from 3 to 5:30.
"The conditions of the renewal of '
the armistice were decided.
"The next meeting will take place
tomorrow at 3 p. in.
Would Prevent Further Hostilities,
The Havas agency announces that
tiie council decided first to-' place
Germany in a military situation
where it would be impossible for
her to recommence hostilities. It
is pointed out that the enemy coun
tries are preserving war materials,
permitting them to equip veryapid
ly an army of at 'least 3,000,000 men.
The council, secondly, according
to Havas; "to make Sermany realize
fhat we are the conquerors and that
it is not -a white peace, that we
are seeking to impoose on It."
In case Germany submits with
g-cd grace, continue Havas, it is
possible that the entente would fa
cilitateVthe resumption of the en
tente's works of peace for the bene;
fit of Germany. Thes council also
hac to examine the demand ,by the
Poles that a clause be introduced
into the armistice that the agricultur
al machinery stolen by the enemy
should be restored.
Ends Life by Leap
From High Window
Denver, Feb. 12. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Norman Ray Miner
recently a resident of Sidney, Neb.
committed suicide last night by
jumping from a third story window
at Mercy hospital, where she was a
patient. Her dead body was found
by a milkman early this morning.
Mrs. Miller' was brought to the
hospital a month ago from Sidney,
where she was suffering with in
fluenza. It also developed today that
she was a victim of melancholia.
She. is survived by her husband
one son, aged 5, and a daughter
3 years" old. The family has
lived in Sidney for three years.
Baker Figures Total Cost of
War at $193,000,000,000
Washington, Feb. 12. The total
cost of the war to all belligerents,
including the central powers, was
placed at $193,000,000,000 by Secre
tary Baker in an address here to
night at the' American Women',
Victory dinner. This estimate, tl:
secretary said, was based on figure
just compiled by the war college.
New inventions in the process of
development by the associated gov
ernments and the enemy, Mr. Bak
,er said, would have made the fifth
year of the war twice as destructive
in human life as all the four years
that had gone before.
Success of Reds in Russia
Due to Aid from New York
Washington, Feb. 12. Success of
the bolshevik movement in Russia
was attributed to aid from the lower
East side of New York by Rev. G.
A. Simons, head of the Methodist
Fpiscopal church in Russia, testi
fying today at the senate judiciarr
subcommittee's inquiry into U
agitation in the United Staler
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