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WILSON WINS PRAISE
OP TELEPHONE OPERATORS.
New York, Feb. 25. President
Wilson was characterized as a man
'"with the voice with a smile" by
Wis Martha CarreFot Fort Wayne,
Ind., who was one of the telephone
operator! on duty in the Murat
mansion, the American "white
house" in Pari, and returned on
the George Washington.
Miss Beatrice Francefort of this
city, another operator, said "if every
one was as considerate and even
tempered in using the telephone as
President Wilson the longsutfering
telephone operator's life, would be a
dream of comfort and efficiency."
"DRY" LEADER GIVES
WARNING TO BREWERS.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 25. William
H. Anderson, superintendent of the
New York Anti-Saloon league, in
the keynote speech of the organi
zation's convention tonight, charged
German brewers with inciting to
riot and rebellion in order to save
"Let them beware," he warned.
"If this ungodly bunch starts any
thing in America, the decent, sober,
Christian, patriotic people are go
ing to finish it, and finish it so it
will stay put. The legislator or
politician, or big business man, or
labor leader that gets in the way
is going to be astonished."
BATHING IN MOSCOW
Paris, Feb. 25. The soviet gov
ernment in Moscow is regulating the
number of baths each person is per
mitted to take in various public and
private bathing places. It has divid
ed 'the population into three categor
ies, according to French refugees
arrived here fronr Russia. Some are
allowed to bathe twice a month, .it
is said, some once a month and
The cost of food is declared to be
prohibitive and disease which the
boloheviki call "hunger "typhus"
claims from 2,000- to 3,000 victims
Premier Lenine's bill for fruit and
vegetables in a recent month
amounted to 60,000 rubles, refugees
Washington, Feb. 35. War de
partment postoffic officials are
planning a ' vigorous campaign
against swindlers who are seeking
to defraud relatives ., of soldiers
through false telegrams and letters.
vompiainis irom relatives are again
reaching the department, showing
that demobilization has given a bet
ter opportunity for such criminal
The usual practice is for the
relatives of t soldier from the
published cansalty list. A telegram
signed in the soldier's name .i sent
saying he is free to come home on
furlough if his relatives wire money
for the trip and in filing the message
the sender waives identification and
osks his relatives to do the same.
Sometimes relatives are asked to
send the money to the soldier, care
of general delivery, at the city post
office. Officials said that in no
case should relatives waive complete
identification in transmitting funds
FRENCH GIRLS GRASP
AMERICAN WAYS QUICKLY. .
Chicago, Feb. 25. How apt in
learning the 114 French girls
brought to this country to be edu
cated under the general supervis
ion of Dr, Robert L. Kelly, executive
secretary of the American Associa
tion of Colleges, are, he told the
leans of women universities and
colleges today, is shown by the fact
that they already, are calling him
"dad," "father," and in one case,
"grandfather." " , " " "
"It is fact," he said 'that these
young French girls quickly under
stand and grasp our ideals, those
great aims of America which Wilson
is preaching from the housetops.".
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Commissioner Ringer Says
Four Men Will Be Affect- -ed
by Changes; Men-1 :
tions No Names.
detective departments were made at
a conference of Police Commission
er Ringer, Police Chief Eberstein
and Chief of. Detectives John Dunn
late Tuesday afternoon in the de
tective's office. The names of the
men to be affected will be given out
this morning at roll call, Chief
Eberstein declared. ,
It was learned that two men on
the police force will be promoted
to detectives under Chief Dunn.
.. One detective working out of the
v South Side station will be assign;d
to the central station, in exchange
tor one out oi me umana siauuu,
who will be assigned toVork on the
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South Side. ' i
The shake-up has been inevitable
for two weeks. At first, Detective
Dunn' was given full power in mak
ing changes. Yesterday changes
were made upon the action of ' the
three department officials in con
Prohibition Bill Permits
Half of 1 Per Cent Alcohol
Washington,' Feb. 25. A favorable
it-port on the bill of Senator 4Shep
pard of Texas to enforce the war
time prohibition law was ordered
, today by a senate judiciary-subcom-I
It is similar to the bill reported
by the house judiciary committee,
defining intoxicating beverages as
those containing more than one-half
of 1 per, cent of alcohol and au
thorizing search and seizure , of
liquor believed held for sale.
The bill does not prohibit storage
( lienor for personal use.
OL. 48 NO. 217.
Announcement Applauded in
House; Will Not Call Ex
tra Session Until Re- '
turn from Europe! . '
Washington. Feb. 25. On the first
day oT his return 'to the. capital,
President Wilson put in more than
10 hours at.his desk, signing lis bills
and joint resolutions, making a
score of nominations, 'discussing
government business for three hours
with his Cabinet and winding up the
day's work by a conference on the
legislative situation with democratic
Leader Martin, at which the oresi-
dent announced his decision'' not to
call an extra session of congress
until after his return from Europe.
, Altogether it was one of the bus
iest days in recent iyears at the
White House. President Wilson re
sumed work with a rush, surprising
executive office attaches by being at
Ms desk when they reported this
morninsr. From then on there was
ceaseless bustle everywhere, clicking
of typewriters, scurrying of messen
gers, and arrivals of callers, tew ot
whom saw the chief executive.
House Applauds Message.
A messajre from President Wilson
announcing his approval of 28 bills
and joint resolutions passed by con
gress and accumulated during his
absence overseas, was the signal for
a demonstration late today .in the
When the White House messen
ger was announced, democratic
members started applauding and
cheering and many republicans join
ed in the demonstration which con
tinued several minutes while the
president's' messenger stood smiling
and blushing. -
Of the bills signed by -the-president,
the most important were the
war revenue measure and the bill
appropriating $100,000,000 for Euro
pean tood reliet.
Extra Session Deferred.
Pre'sident Wilson will not call an
extra session of congress until after
his return from Europe.
Senator Martin of Virginia, demo
cratic leader in the senate, made
this anonuncement tonight after a
conference with. the president at, the
White House. While the president
did not state when he expected to
reach home after his second trip
overseas, Senator Martin gave it as
his personal opinion that it would
not likely be earlier than June 1.
' President Wilson was said to feel
it his duty to remain in Europe until
the treaty of peace was concluded.
' " Will Leave Next Week.
"The president said he would re
turn to Paris immediately after
March 4, and was positive he would'
not call an extraordinary session ot
congress until het returns," Senator
Martin said. "He did not state the
date of his return, nor did he au
thorize me to quote .in respect to
that point, but my personal opinion
and Judgment is that there is no
reasonable expectation of his being
back prior to June 1."
- Senator Martin was accompanied
to the White House by Senator
Simmons of North Carolina, ' chair
man of the fiiiance committee. They
conerred for nearly an hour with
the executive, discussing 5n: detail
the congestion of legislation con
Further than the formal statement
of the democratic leader, both sena
tors declined to comment on their
discussions with- the president, but
it was understood the executive
would , insist all pending appropria
tion bills and other urgent legisla
tion be enacted before congress ad
journs next Tuesday to provide for
operation of the government in the
event his work at Paris should Hold
him after July 1, when1 the new ap
propriations would be needed.
Will Blame Republicans.
' It was reported that failure of any
of the mass of . urgent, legislation
would be charged by the president
and administration leaders to the
reDublicans. Mr. Wilson was said
to have been advised that except
for republican' opposition the present
situation was such all appropriation
and other bills could be passed. The
president was -reported ready to ad
vise the country ot tne situation ana
insist upon enactment of all urgent
- The president's decision added to
night to the uncertainty of events
during the closing days of congress.
Reoublican leaders, were said to be
ready to disclaim responsibility for
failure of legislation on the ground
ihat enactment of all the mass of
mo;rey and other bills in the remain
ing working days was impossible
with continuous debate scheduled
daily on the proposed constitution
of, the league ot nations.
Meets Committees Tonight
Nomination of aft attorney gen
eral and an address to congress
were two questions said by White
House officials to be relegated to
the background for the present.
(Continued on Face Two, Column Six.)
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"For Gawd'k Sake Quash
Rumor That I'm Married"
Says Col.. "Bill" Hayward
Leader of "Hell Fighters" Tells How Story Started;
Just a Simple Post Card With Phrase Written in
Fun by . Mrs. Westley J. Turner of Fremont and
Another by Himself, Sent to Lincoln Man.
Special to The Bee.
New York, Feb. 25. The report that Colonel "Bill"
Hayward of the Three Hundred and Sixty-ninth infantry had
married Mrs. Westley J. Turner, in charge of a Red Cross
hospital in Noyen, France, before he left for the states fs
absolutely untrue. Col. Hayward at noon today at the Union
League club, where he is registered, explained the-report' in
this characteristic manner:
"Last September I was in Paris.
By accident I met Mrs. Turner
there at a cafe. I had met Mrs.
Turner three times before in Lin
coln, Neb. Her family is well
known there, as is my own family.
In this cafe were distributed postal
cards to be sent to friends. T.
mailed a card to John Dorgan, joint
friend of both families.
Wrote On Post Card.
"Mrs. Turner wrote something of
a light nature on the card. I did
likewise; however, neither communi
cation intimated that there had been
a wedding and not even hinted at
a courtship. This man, Mr. Dorgan,
however, spread the news that
'something was in the wind.' I
learned of this unfortunate rumor
and cabled him-to deny it.
"Mrs. Turner is a splendid wo
man, but I am not a marrying man.
It would be a terrible thing for this
HR TO CALL
IN IDA COUNTY
Judge Kennedy Has Still Fur
ther Investigations in
View in Rathbun
Pardon Case. .. -
Special to The Bee.
Ida Grove, la., Feb. 25. With
Ernest Rathbun on his way to Ana
mosa to serve a 10-year sentence in
the state penitentiary for perjury,
and condemned tb life imprisonment
for criminally assaulting Elsie Har
gens December 22, 1917, Attorney
General H. M. Havner, J. L. Ken
nedy and J. W. Kindig of Sioux City
assisting the .attorney general in the
prosecution of the case, still are in
Ida Grove tonight.
The investigations are not yet
concluded," said Judge Kennedy to
night, "and there are many things
yet . to be cleared up. Every banker
in Ida-county has been served with
a subpoena to appear before the
Early in1 the day Mr. Havner de
clared he would issue a, statement.
Tonight he said he was not ready
to give out anything for publica
tion. Speculation is rife here as to
the grand jury's report indicting
Rathbun-for perjury. It is the opin
ion of many that secret indictments
were returned with Rathbun's im
plicating others who have been
prominently identified with the case.
Asked tonight if this was the case,
Mr. Havner would neither affirm
nor deny it. 'Twill have a state
ment to make later," he replied.
Governor W. L. Harding was
quoted this afternoon in Des Moines
as having conimented on the case
reflecting on the methods employed
by the attorney general in prepar
ing the case against Rathbun.
Friends of the governor, however,
have denied that he is responsible
"The transcript of the evidence
contained so many conflicting state
ments," the governor is quoted as
saying, i"that with my knowledge of
state agents' methods I believed he
boy innocent.' Havner himself told
me the boy's confession was secur
ed by third degree methods and
promise of immunity."
When Governor Harding left here
today it was announced that he
would return to Des Moines. Later
it developed that he changed his
plans and stopped at Carroll,, where
he still is under the care of a physi
cian. Rathbun Goes to Prison.'
The long drawn-out fight for
Rathbun's freedom last night came
to an abrupt and unexpected end
ing, when the prisoner, son of a
wealthy and influential bafiker, ap
peared before Judge E.Xi. Alberts,
repudiated the pardon granted by
Governor Harding and asked to be
sent to the penitentiary.
Life Term "Too Long." n
Friends of Rathbun explained
later that a life term was considered
too long, and the prisoner's chance
of commutation by beginning im
mediately to serve , his sentence
would be better than if he stood
trial on bther indictments.
Perjury Sentence Begins.
He was called again irjto gourt
this morning and sentenced to 10
years on a charge of perjury. He
will - begin serving the latter sen
tence immediately. At the expira
tion of 10 years Rathbun will start
to- serve the sentence for, rape. "
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1919.
rumor to gain impetus,
sake, quash it."
Mrs. Turner of Fremont.
Mrs. Turner, formerly Miss Etta
Schneider of Fremont, enlisted in
the Red Cross nursing service near
ly two years ago and sailed w,ith the
Hollingsworth unit for, France. Up
on reaching France the unit .found
that the hospital to which they had
been assigned had been destroyed
by a Gtilndii bomb and Mrs. Turner
engaged in clerical work in Paris.
She was later assigned to the Amer
ican Military hospital, No. 1, at
Neuilly where she has given faithful
service for many months. Owing to
the strain of her. arduous work at
this hospitaPMrs. Turner suffered a
fiervous breakdown and has been
recuperating at Nice. With her two
sisters, Misses Marguerite and Clara
Schneider, who have been doing can
teen work in France, Mrs. Turner
will sail for New York, March 1.
ReavisKinkaid and Andrews
Firm for Massachusetts
Man; Others Likely to
Take Same View.
Washington Bureau Omaha Bee.
Washington,' Feb. 25. (Special
Telegram.) An informal, confer
ence of the . republican members
from Nebraska, who will sit in the
64th congress, Representatives Kin
kard 'and Reavis and Representative-Elect
Evans of the Third
district, McLaughlin of the Fourth
district and, Andrews of the .Fifth
district was held today in one of
the parlors of the Congress hotel,
to reach a decision on the speaker
ship situation. , -
Realizing that a definite under
standing might be helpful in solv
ing the problem, so far as Nebras
ka's, interest was , concerned, the
old and the new members met in a
friendly way to talk ever the first
thing the republican caucus of next
Thursday evening will have before
it, the selection of a speaker and
after that a clerk of the house, a
sergeant-at-arms, a doorkeeper and
Without any attempt, whatever,
to bind the Nebraska members on
the speakership, Kinkaid, Reavis and
Andrews announced themselves as
for Gillett. Evans and McLaugh
lin said they could not be for Mann,
but regretted that they could not
vote for Fess, leaving the impres
sion that they, too, might vote for
Gillett when the time came,, al
though the candidacy of Campbell
of Kansas for speaker, announced
this morning, may influence Mc
Laughlin's vote from a neightorly
poiht of view.
The politics of the speakership
fight was reviewed and Gillett's vote
against woman's suffrage and pro
hibition were taken into considera
tion, but they were dismissed
on the ground that prohibition had
been eliminated as a national or local
question for the reason of the adop
tion of the constitutional amend
ment and on the question of suf
frage the Nebraska members were
led to believe that Gillett, if elect
ed speaker, would vote dffferently.
One thing the Nebraska delega
tion did do affirmatively, however,
was that it would, support the can
(Contlnotd on Page Two, Column Three.)
Likely to Die of Burns
Little Lena Alpero, 3-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Alpero, 1316 South Twelfth street,
is likely to dies at her home as the
result of severe burns while play
ing with papers about a stove. The
accident occurred last evening while
the mother was away aiding a neigh
bor with her washing.
The child left to its own resources
with no one -to guard her found
some old papers which she put In
the stove lo burn. - Attracted by
the flames she attempted to extract
the burning papers from the stove.
In doing so her clothes caught fire
and before anyone could come to her
assistance she had received severe
burns about the body and limbs.
She was found by Louis Berenellis.
The child was hurried to St. Cather
ine hospital by Dr. J. S. Loney, but
later in the evening the parents in
sisted on taking her home. Her
recovery is doubtful. "
SAMMIES' NEW SPRING FOOTGEAR Thsse four doughboys are hoWn in the street of
Valdoir, France, wearing wooden French "Caterpillars" on a muddy day.
(C) U. 8. Photograph, from rndenrood k rndrwHt.
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Delegate, Who Reached Paris
by Subterfuge, Says Erin
- Looks to Wilson to
' Support Itstause.
Paris, Feb. 25. Sean O'Cealligh,
(whose name in plain English is
J. T. O'Kelly), who is seeking rec
ognition by the peace conference as
the envoyof the Irish government,
arrived quietly in Paris more than
two -weeks-ago, having, according to
his owiv. .statement, obtained a
British passport by a subterfuge.
Ostensibly he crossed the channel
as representative of the corporation
of Dublin to present freedom of the
city of Dublin1 to President Wilson
and to press an invitation on the
president to visit Ireland. Tucked
away in his baggage, however,
O'Cealligh carried credentials as
the delegate- of the provisional
"Ireland," -said O'Cealligh today,
"is building a lot on. President Wil
son because of his pronouncements
regarding rights of small nations.
He never, mentioned Ireland, but
everybody there thinks he meant us
and his words have been read eager
ly in every household."
O'Cealligh said he. would present
his credentials to the peace con
ference, even if he had to se"nd them
by messenger. He declared he ex
pected opposition- from Great Brit
ain but that he would accept noth
ing, but representation for Ireland
as a separate nation.
Provision for 538,000
Men Inserted in Army
Washington, Feb. 25. Coincident
with the final enactment tody of
legislation providing'for the resump
tion of voluntary enlistment in the
army under the national defense act
of 1916, limiting. thfc military estab
lishment to 175,000 men, the senate
military committee approved, and
reported to the senate the annual
army appropriation bill with provis
ion for a temporary' torce ot about
538000 men after next July 1.
The increased force for the next
fiscal year was recommended by the
War department, but legislative pro
visions authorizing it were stricken
out in the house on points ot or
der. Leaders-hope to'have the army
measure finally, completed before
Art Collector Murdered
in Midst of His Treasures
New York, Feb.-25. No trace has
been found by the police of the
murderer of George A. Robee, ec
centric bachelor and . art collector,
whose body was found today in his
richly furnished bedroom in an exclu
sive lodging house which he con
ducted in Madison avenue, opposite
the home of J. Piepont Morgan. He
evidently was struck down with an
antique weapon taken from his own
The murder closely resembles that
of Winfield Scott Philhower, an
other art collector and a friend of
Robee, who was slain in his home
here two months ago with a saber
which hung on the wall. ..;
Robee's body was founfl by'his,
colored servant. The apparent' mo
tive for . the murder was the theft
of three diamond rings, valued at
Liege Honors Whitlock.
Washington, Feb. 25. The city of
Liege has conferred the freedom of
the city upon the American minister
to Belgium, Brand Whitlock,, and
created him a burgher of the city.
. l?2? ,fm,1?J,i."',r S! TWO CENTS.
Women Control Votes
in Special Election for
Geneva, Neb., Feb. 25. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Women played
a prominent part in the election
today on sewerage bonds amount
ing to $35,000. An ordinance pro
viding the sale of bonds for a
municipal sewerage system was
passed with 541 votes cast for,
and 237 against.
More than one-half the votes
were cast by women, who like
wise exercised special effort in 9
campaign for the passage of the
Geneva is the first city in the
state to allow women to vote for
municipal improvements. .
County Clerk Sweitzer Again
Chosen by Democrats to
Make Race Against
Chicago, Feb. 25. Mayor William
Hale Thompson was - renominated
by the republicans and " County
Clerk Robert M. Sweitzer was nomi
nated by the democrats in today's
mayoralty primaries. Both won by
big pluralities. Four years ago
Thompson defeated Sweitzer by. the
largest majority ever given a candi
date for mayor of Chicago.
Although returns were incomplete
late tonight it appeared that Mayor
Thompson had not only received a
plurality of about 45,000 over Judge
Harry Olson, chief justice of the
municipal court, but had received
considerable more than both Olson
and Capt. Charles E. Merriam
Sweitzer's plurality ' over Thomas
Carey, a brick manufacturer, it was
estimated, would range between 60,
000 and 70,000. v ' ' '
Max Heidlemier, son of a de
ceased police captain who long call
ed himself "The burgomaster." in a
north side German ward, also ran
on the democratic ticket with a plat
form of "free beer, no work" and
other limitless planks. He received
a few hundred votes.
Mayor Thompson's success bore
out his adherent's predictions in
spite of the attacks on' his war at
titude and references to his past ut
terances that "Chicago is the sixth
German .city.". He received the
majority of women's vote as. well as
the majority of the men. ;
Women Active at Polls.
Analysis of the women's ' vote
showed 135,000 of -the 236,000 regis
tered, women went to the polls.
They were active for all candidates.
Of " Mayor Thompson's total vote, 3j
per cent were women, Judge Olson
had about 40 per cent and Captain
Merriam nearly 50 per cent. One
third of Sweitzer's vote was women's
Three Killed by Explosion of
Bomb Thsy Were Carrying
New York, Feb. 25. Three men
attached to the naval aviation sta
ti'n ai Rock'iway Beach vre '-.ill-cd
today by trie explosion of a
d ;'th bomb tlr y Were carrying.
. The victims, a chief petty officer
and tvo. sailor i, were coin-tv-ng the
b mib which contained 150 pounds
of trinitrotoulol, to a distant point
to tt st. Three other sailors who
v-cre following their comrades nar
ro".lv escape! death, i
Hie explosion tore a crater in the
rr.no'y beach and searchers later
were vnable to find even a trace
of the men wlv had been killed.
The iurviv expressed belief the
.nun. in stopp::;;; to rest, lowered the
iionib to the g'O'in.l and accidcnla.iy
;a:rcd the delegating caj
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Irish Leader Denounces Cap
ital in Speech Before .
Omaha Bankers'-Club '
at Athletic Club. -
Sir Horace Plunkett, at a meeting
of the newly organized Bankers'
club of Omaha, held in the Omaha
Athletic club last night, advised all
business' men-to hold their ears to
the ground during these days of
after-the-war problems. He urged
that there is a call, as never before,
for high ethics in public service, and
that men who would lead must first
sret the ooint-of-view of the masses.
The first meeting of the new clutfl
was well attended. bx-Senator J.
H. Millard, dean of Omaha bankers
and president of the club, presided
by introducing the distinguished
visitor from Dublin.
"What strikes me most is that the
masses have, by this war, been'made
conscious of the vast power they can
wield .simply by the agency of or
ganization," was one of the state
ments made by Sir Horace.
Country Needs Good Men.
"If capital and labor," he contin
ued,'' are simply going to organize
to look after their respective inter
ests," then I see nothing for it but
chaos and, revolution. Necessarily,
the task, of government must de
volve upon the' very best men of
the country, and iHs necessary that
those who would serve in public
office should . study labor from la
bor's point-of-view. I can't under
stand what it is in our make-up that
allows to entrust public affairs to
men. with whom we would not en
trust our dollars.! We are going to
be forced to look at these things
from the point-of-view of the mass
es, and we should realize that we
are entering upon an era of social
and economic .affairs that demands
men of highest character and stand
ards. All of us . .who, would', do oun
uuiy as citizens must give up,, some
of our 'time j to ":the discussion and
consideration of public questions. It
is going to be. necessary for every
man wi.th any capacity to give up
part of his time an'd thought to the
problems that are pressing upon us.
Late War Differed.
"I wish to take counsel with you
on this crisis of the world's affairs
which appears to me as wholly un
precedented. : Wre have come to a
stage of human development whenJ
it is. nara to say wnat .tne outcome
is going to be. Some thinking peo
ple pass. the matter ojf lightly, by
saying that it has been so before;
(Contlnnrd on, Pace Two, Column Two.)
Alfalfa Mills in
East Omaha Bum
Fire destroyed the k Washington
County Alfalfa, mills at Twenty
third and East Locust streets last
night.- . -. v- . .
Spontaneous combostion is be
lieved to have been the cause.
The flaming structure was fir.it
noticed at 10 o'clock by G. Robert
son, a conductor c-n the East Omaha
steet car line, who" immediately
gave the alarm.
Battalion -Chief George Cragcr
said thefire originated in the .pit.
The structure had been charged by
live wires making it impossible for
firemen to -gain entrance'.- '
The structure recently had been
remodeled. New machinery, to
the value of $3,000, had been in
stalled. No estimate of the loss was
obtainable last night. The company
has its office in Blair. Firemen
could not get water and were oblig
ed to stand by and watch the build
; V ;! fit
New Convention, Marshal Foch
Says, Will Contain Clauses
Concerning Financial and
Paris, Feb. 25. Marshal Foch, in
discussing the diplomatic situation
with a representative of the Havas
agency, said the new armistice con
vention will provide for the naval?
and military disarmament of Ger-
many. ' . 'J
He declared' there was no doubt,"
that the supreme council also'
would add to the new agreement.'
clauses : concerning financial and
territorial questions. ' .
Lays Basis For Peace. , .
In that way the armistice conven
tion, the marshal said, would com
prise also the basis for a preliminary
An official statement today says:
"In behalf of the interallied fi
nancial commission M. . Crespi
(Italy) -explained the measures to
be taken to avoid the nonpayment
of coupons of the Austro-Hungarian
debt falling due March 1, in the ah"
sence of an agreement among the
different states of the former
Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The
commission's proposals were ap
proved. Troops For Poland.
' "The question of the transport ta
Poland of the Polish divisions in
France and Italy was examined.
Marshal Foch taking part. The
conference sent instructions on this
subject to the interallied commis
sion at Warsaw.
"M. Perotti, of the African de
partment, explained the demands of
France in the direction of the sup
pression of the act of Algeciras and
the imposition on Germany of neces
sary guarantees to prevent it from
resuming the hostile action in Mo
rocco which it has taken against
France during the past 10 years."
Protest Deportation. .
The Genua armistice delegates
at Spa have protested against the
deportation of Germans from China,
which country expelled two ship
loads of Germans and sent them, to
Australia in January, and is pre
paring to send others to the, central
The total number of Germans and;
Austrians in China when she de-;
clared war was not over 3,000, many'
of whom were interned after a long
The Germans sent to Australia
are unwelcome there outside the in
ternment camp and probably will be
deported to Germany before peace is
Saves Boy's Life
by Opening Trachea
to Permit Breath
Opening the trachea in order to
allow a diphtheria patient to breathe
and keeping it open until a tube
could be inserted, Dr. Edstrom
police physician, saved the life, of
Ernest Lundberg, 8 years old, 7607
North Twenty-sixth street.
They boy was taken ill recently
with what his parents thought was
a cold. Yesterday morning he was
on the verge of death and was taken -to
the Swedish Mission hospital
where Dr. Edstrom preformed the
The" lad was taken to the Omaha
Emergency hospital, where he is
haft Issues Challenge
to Opponents of League
St. Louis, Feb. 25. -Challenging
to a debate opponents of the pro
posedi league of nations, . Former
President Taft in several addresses
to more than 2,000 delegates to the
mid-continent congress for a league
of nations and other gatherings,
predicted the United States would
be drawn into another world war
ff the covenant of "permanent peace
The former president denounce!
Senators Reed, Borah and Poin
dexter as "reactionaries" for tha
arguments they propounded in op
position to the league and de
clared their arguments "utterly
He - reiterated his eulogy oi
President Wilson for his trip
abroad and said as a result of tie
criticism the presidential journey
elicited, nothing happened "except
what ought to have happened."
Clemenceauliut of Danger;
Doctors Discontinue, Bulletins
Paris, Feb. 25. A bulletin, issued
tonight by the four Doctors in at
tendance upoir Premier Clemencean
said .that the "convalescence of rh,.
premier being now a question t?
care and time, no further bulltiiia
will be issuttii,'
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