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BRITAIN TO FREE IRISH
London, March 5. The British
government has decided to release
all Irish political prisoners says the
Daily Mail today.
In order to prevent a great public
demonstration, the newspaper adds,
tne prisoners will return to Ireland I
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ARTIST ASKS DIVORCE
FROM MODEUHE MARRIED.
Zanesville, O., March S. Howard
Chandler Christy, famous artist, has
filed a petition for divorce from Mrs.
Maybell Thompson Christy, his wife
and former model. The artist
charges gross neglect of duty, wilful
absence and embarrassing him by
her mode of living.
Christy filed suit for divorce three
years ago, but the action was dis
missed. The Christys were married in 1898.
They have one daughter, Natalie,
aged 19. who is a student at Wel
PARIS POLICE FIND
AMERICANS AT CLUB.
Paris, March 5. Much comment
lias been aroused by the raid made
on the Franco-American Parthenon
club by Inspector Tanguy of the
Paris police. The inspector says he
suspected that various games of
chance were in operation there and
declares he discovered that cham
pagne was being sold at $15 a bottle
and that orangeade cost one franc a
glass. The evidence, the inspector
added, was sufficient to warrant
closing the club.
Thirty men, including several
American officers and ten wounded,
were in the cjub when the inspector
and his men walked in Monday
liaroneas Brault, who presided
over the destinies of the club, says
it was a literary and artistic organi
zation. She was indignant over var
ious reports in circulation and de
clared that the only purpose of the
club was to entertain American of
ficers. "CALIF." REPLACES "CAL."
IN GEOGRAPHIC PARLANCE.
Washington, March 5. At the re
quest of the Postoffice department
the geographic board today chang
ed the official abbreviation for Cali
fornia from "Cal." to "Calif." The
change was made because of confu
sion with the abbreviation for Colo
rado. PHYSICIANS AT SEA
PRESCRIBE BY WIRELESS. '
New York, March 5. The wire
less telephone and the wireless tel
egraph were used in mid-ocean by
Lieutenant Commander A. E. You
nie, senior surgeon on board the
transport Sierra, to prescribe for
patients on the transport Powhatan
and the British steamer Pollac,
many miles away, whose symptoms
were described in a wireless mes
sage. At last reports the sick man
v;as considerably improved in
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neann. vvnue me oierra auu iow
liatan were 15 miles apart at a
point about 500 miles north of the
Azores, the wireless telephone was
used for a consultation of the doc
tors on board the two transports.
Six doctors each put on a telephone
set and "attended" the consultation,
which was called on to determine
treatment of certain cases which
had developed on the Powhatan.
WIFE OF "MOVIE" STAR.
White Plains, N. Y., March 5.
A final decree of divorce in favor of
Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, wife of
the motion picture actor, was signed
todav by State Supreme Court Jus
tice Young. The papers mentioned
the corespondent as an unknown
woman. Under the terms of the
decree the custody of a child, Doug
las Fairbanks, jr., is given to the
mother with the provision that the
father shall be allowed to see him
at frequent intervals.
GOV. HARDING TO
TELL HOUSE OF
Governor to Leave Sick Bed
Long Enough to Address
Joint Session of Hawk
Des Moines, la., March 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Governor Harding
will appear before a joint session of
the Iowa house and senate at 10:30
Thursday morning and present a
special message with reference to
the Rathbun pardon case.
While the governor is still con
fined to his home, his request was
transmitted to the assembly Wed
nesday and was promptly acceded
to by both the senate and house. It
is presumed the governor will at
last give his side of the case.
It is understood Governor Hard
ing wilt present evidence that he did
consult with members of the board
of parole and also with members ef
the Iowa supreme court with refer
ence to the pardon of Ernest Ra'h
bun. Attorney General Havner is get
ting ready a statement to be sub
mitted to the house committee on
the matter. .
At a meeting of the house judi
ciary committee this afternoon a
...k-nwitnitt , in investigate the
Rathbun pardon submitted a report
in WnlCu U ICLUniutcuutu uiai v
full judiciary committee, to whom
the matter was referred by th
house, ask that a special commute
be named with full power to act," m
summon witnesses and to incur ex
pense in its investigations. ,
This report was signed by M. L.
Temple, Arthur Springer and Doug
las Rogers. t
Plestina Downs Visser.
Davenport, la., March 5. Marin
Tlestina of Chicago . won two
straight falls from J. O. Visser, a
local wrestler, tonight in 45 and
Many Resolutions Adopted by
Conference, But Mayor
Rolph's Extra -Session
Demand Is Ignored.
Washington March 5. Bitter con
troversy raged in the conference
of governors and mayors today be
fore the report of the committee
on resolutions, making a great var
iety of recommendations on oublic
questions, finally was adoptea
Even after the viva voce vote,
delegates from the west, led by
Mayor Rolph of San Francisco, at
tempted to force a record vote to
show that they dissented from the
majority, but were overruled by
Secretary of Labor Wilson, who pre
side Adjournment was taken- after
Mayor Rolph and Governor Cox
of Ohio, chairman of the committee
on resolutions, had arisen on ques
tions of personal privilege concern
ing their championship of opposing
sides in the debate.
Partisan Subjects Eliminated.
The resolutions which Governor
Cox announced were submitted
unanimously after elimination of all
partisan subjects, condemned doc
trines which inveigh against God
and government. They also rec
ommended that the government
should "not only prepare for the
transportation necessities of pros
perity, but use the railroads as the
means of helping private industry"
by carrying out the program of im
provements. Expressly disclaiming approval of
fixing costs, the resolutions sane
tioned government approval of price
schedu!es..as a step toward establish
ing a new basis of values. Reduc
tion of freight rates on all building
material, especially road material,
was suggested. It was declared that
reduction of wages should come
only as a result of reduced living
Clash Over Utilities Clause.
Recommendation was made that
the federal government continue its
"helpful offices" with a view to
averting "serious consequences" in
the financial affairs of public utili
ties. Settlement of government con-
tracts, lining ot governmental re
strictions on industry and materials
as soon as possible and continuation
of the federal survey of natural re
sources started during the war were
asked. The conference also deplor
ed discontinuance of federal employ
ment agencies, and urged demobili
zation of the army by local draft
The section relating to public util
ities was attacked vigorously by
Mayor Hoan of Milwaukee, who
moved that it be stricken out, the
motion being supported by Mayor
Meyers of Minneapolis, E. M. Har
ber of Kansas City and others.
Mayor Hoan wanted to know who
sent the "stacks of telegram" which
Governor Cox reported had reached
the committee favoring the declara
tion. He and Mayor Meyers de
clared the clause interfered with lo
cal sovereignty and Mr. Harber
said aid like that given by the war
labor board in the Kansas City
strike did more harm than good.
Pulling "Corporation Stuff."
MayotJJaker of Portland. Ore.,
answering for his colleagues of the
committee, Governor Cox, Governor
Bilbo of Mississippi, Governor
Sproul of Pennsylvania, Mayor
Peters of Boston and George Fos
ter Peabody, representing the gov
ernor of New York, said the telc
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Wets Carry 25 Towns
in Vermont This Year,
as Against 11 in 1918
Montpelier, Vt., March 5. Re
turns tonight of votes cast in town
and citjr elections in Vermont yes
terday on the license question show
ed the number of communities vot
ing for license was more than
double that of last year. Twenty
five cities and towns sent in re
turns showing that they had favored
a license policy, as against 11 last
Changes from no license to license
were made in Burlington, St. Albans
City, St Johnsbury, Northfitld,
Roxbury, Mount Tabor, Mt. Pelier,
Benson, Hubbardston, Danby, Fair
fax, Highgate, Swanton, Hartford
.No chang from license to no
license were reported.
Democrats Elect Member of
Congress in Pennsylvania
Greensburg, Pa., March 5. For
the first time in SO years a demo
crat, John H. Wilson, has been
elected to congress from Butler
county, -according to late returns
from Tuesday's special election in
the Twenty-second congressional
By German Parliament
Government Fears Strike Will Spread to Weimar and
Interrupt Sessions of Assembly; Berlin Stores Looted
of Goods Worth Millions of Dollars In Last Few
Days. L, !
Weimar, March 5 The first reading of the constitu
tion wa3 concluded today and the bill was referred to a com
mittee of 28.
The government decided as the result of new informa
tion concerning the strikes in Berlin and the situation
generally to have parliament continue its sessions indefinitely
and get the mass of business before it finished in the
quickest possible time
The motives for this decision are
the belief that quick action may be
necessary on the armistice situation,
and the fear that if the parliament is
dismissed for a week it might have
difficulty in reassembling.
Orders Arrest of Rioters.
Berlin, -March 5. Gustav Noske,
minister of defense, has ordeded the
troops to arrest all strikers or lead
ers of the strikers who are guilty of
rioting or intimidating workmen.
The Ebert government has pub
jished the draft of a general social
ization law and announced that a
bill socializing coal mines would be
submitted to the federal council.
Berlin Stores Looted.
London, March 5. Robberies
amounting to many millions of dol
0. S. CONTROL
Officials Decide to Retain
Properties and Raise
Necessary Funds by
Washington,, March S. The gov
ernment today determined to retain
.control of the- railroads despite fail
ure of congress to provide funds for
the railroad administration and to
have the roads finance themselves
for the next few months through
private loans on the open market or
through advances by the war finance
Egorts will be made to maintain
operations on a normal scale and
to carry on as much of the improve
ment program as possible in order to
avoid throwing employes out of
work or otherwise disturbing indus
trial conditions. No attempt will be
made to solve the problem by rais
Much Manipulating Necessary.
These assurances were given by
Director General Mines in a public
statement and in an address to the
conference of governors and mayors
here. At the same time it developed
that the war finance corporation has
about $.337,000,000 resources available
and much of this may go to rail
roads to supplement the sums they
can borrow until congress meets
again and has opportunity to ap
After protected conferences be
tween Secretary Glass and other of
ficials of the treasury and war
finance corporation, it was stated
that means probably would be de
veloped to keep the railroads off the
money market as much as possible
and minimize interference with the
forthcoming victory Liberty Joan.
Although officials appeared opti
mistic, they explained that much
manipulating of financial machinery
would be necessary and a definite
program could not be developed for
Change in Official Attitude.
Their somewhat cheerful attitude
was in contract with the rather pes
simistic utterances of Secretary
Glass and Director General Hines
before the senate appropriation com
mittee in executive session last
week, commenting on the possibility
the appropriation's failure. Tke
testimony was made public today.
Secretary Glass said last week that
failure of thS measure appropriating
$750,000,000 for the railroads "would
be disastrous, demoralizing."
"It will create the situation in rail
road circles," he said, "that will
amount to practical suspension of
activities; interfere with the"' pur
chasing activities of the adminis
tration. It will very greatly impair
the credit of the roads. The only
alternative that I sec will be to have
the railroads go out into the open
market and make loans aggregating
nearly $1,000,000,000 from the banks.
That condition would reflect itself
upon the Liberty loan, and I think
in a disastrous way."
Mr. Hines expressed similar views
before the committee.
Henry Ford Designs New and
Less Expensive Motor Car
Los Angeles, March 5. Henry
Ford left for his home in Detroit to
day after'announcing that on his ar
rival there he would perfect plans
for the manufacture by a new cor
poration of a cheaper automobile, to
sell for a lower price than any now
extensively marketed. Mr. Ford
said he had designed the car while
"resting" at Altadena, near here.
lars worth of property in Berlin have
been carried out in the last two days,
according to a Reuter dispatch from
that city. Jewelers' stores were
looted and also drapers' establish
ments where goods were taken valu
ed at hundreds of thousands of,
marks. In the northeast of the
tpwn, dairy, produce and meat shops
have been plundered.
Austrians Favor Union.
Vienna, March 5. The national
constituent assembly opened yester
day. All the deputies expresed gen
eral approval of the projected union
with Germany. The president, ad
dressing the assembly in favor of
such union said:
"The entente cannot limit right
of free disposition, which andobuted
ly is ours."
TO TAKE MILLION
FOR UPKEEP OF
Finance Committee of House
Also Estimates Half Million
Needed for Public Im
provements In Neb.
; From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., March 5".-According
'to the estimate of the finance
committee of the lower house of the
legislature, it will require close to
$1,000,000 to maintain the state gov
ernment for the next two years, and
nearly $300,000 more will be required
for permanent improvements to the
state institutions during the same
The maintenance appropriation is
for $926,!J03, and the appropriation
for improvements, $457,950.
The largest increase in the main
tenance appropriation, which is $72,
893, in excess of two years ago, is
for $28,900 for the governor's office,
atf item for law enforcement.
The appropriation for . the State
Railway commission has been cut
$44,000, and of this cut $15,000 is de
ducted from the budget for the
physical valuation of railroads, no
longer required of the commission
because of the passing of the rail
roads to federal hands.
In making up the list of perma
nent improvements it was decided
that as Lincoln had been favored
with a $5,000,000 appropriation for
a new state capitol most of
the improvement should be made on
outside state institutions.
Owing to the illness of Chairman
Goodly the committee, the list of
items of maintenance still is incom
plete and it is possible that the
whole list of items may be revised.
Auto Thieves, Warning1.
Morals Squad Car's Hoodoo
Morals squad officers while wait
ing in the vicinity of Twenty-fifth
hand St. Marys avenue last night
saw someone cranking their Ford
car a block distant. Firing a volley,
they rushed to the rescue, capturing
Stanley Fox, 3002 Mason street, who
they say was in the act of starting
the engine. Another boy in the car
escaped. Fox was booked for in
vestigation. Two weeks ago an unsuccessful
attempt to steal the same car from
in front of the Orpheum Garden
was foiled in a similar way.
February 24 a car belonging toDr
G. A. Young, 140 South Thirty-eighth-
street, was stolen from in
front of the Athletic club. It was
recovered March 1. Last night the
doclor reported to police thst the
same car had been stolen, again
while standing in the same place.
Two Boys With Crowbars
Arrested as Burglars
James Pascal, aged 14, and J
Laughlin, 16, were arrested last
night, and admit, according to 'he
police, to attempting to rob the
Hinterlong pharmacy at Fiftieth
and Dodge streets and the Banies
pharmacy at Fortieth and Dodge. A
crowbar was found in their posses
sion and crowbar marks were found
on the doors of both drug stores.
Pascal, the police say, admits be
ing a member of the "Crowbar
Gang." which, on February 11, rob
bed five drug stores in the vicinity
of Military avenue. Laughlin denies
any knowledge of these burglaries.
Two other members of the gang
were arrested shortly after the rob
beres and turned over to juvenile
IN 53 CASES
Socialist Convicted of Dis
loyal Utterances Pardoned;
Sentences of 52 Others
Washington, March 5. Unduly
harsh sentences imposed on a num
ber of persons convicted during the
war emergency of violating the es
pionage act will be corrected from
time to time through executive
clemency by President Wilson, it
was announced today, simultaneous
ly with the commutation of sen
tences in 52 cases and complete
pardon in one. As fast as the De
partment of Justice can review the
150 cases still awaiting examination,
recommendations for the shortening
of sentences will be sent to the
In many of the cases acted on
today, officials of the Department
of Justice said prisoners had been
victims of wartime passion and prej
udice, and had been given long sen
tences not commensurate with their
offenses. To eliminate any possi
ble injustice, the reviews were un
dertaken. Officials explained, how
ever, they would take care not to
recommend clemency for the scores
of -persons against whom there was
strong evidence of disloyalty and
whose sentences were not extreme.
Mercy Asked for Rutherford.
Thousands of letters have been re
ceived at the Department of Justice
asking for clemency for J. F. Ruth
erford, head ot the International
Bible Students' association, and
seven -associates, now serving sen
tences in the. Atlanta federal prison
on charges of disloyalty growing
out of publication of "The Finished
Mystery, a Bible hand book. These
cases were appealed by the convict
ed men from the federal district
court in Brooklyn and are pending
in the appellate court. Officials
indicated that no action would be
taken in their cases until the ap
pellate court had rendered a de
Frederick Krafft of Newark, N. J.,
secretary of the socialist party in
New Jersey, was given the only full
pardon in the group of cases today.
He was convicted for utterances in
a. speech in the public square in New
ark, but in pardoning him, consider
ation was given to the fact that in
the socialist r.;ional convention at
St. Louis early in the war he was
one of the pro-war leaders.
Action Endorsed by Judges.
Those granted clemency today in
cluded -a number of socialists, I. W.
W. agitators and religious pacifists.
Action was taken by the president
on recommendation of the Depart
ment of Justice, which is reviewing
all cases ot convictions under the
espionage act. Clemency will be
recommended from time to time for
persons whose sentences appeared
extreme or against whom proof of
intent to violate the law was weak
at the time of trial. Clemency in
all of. the cases acted on was en
dorsed by the trial judges.
The department announced that
about 200 persons now are imprison
ed in the United States on convic
tions under the espionage act, not
including about 115 I. W. W. agita
tors convicted under various stat
utes. About 150 cases' are yet to be
reviewed by the department, some of
which are pending in appellate
U. S. as Mandatory
for Their Country
Washington, March 5. Mirah Se
vasly, chairman of the . Armenian
National Council of America, was in
Washington today conferring with
officials regarding the question of
the United btates becoming the
mandatory for Armenia under the
proposed league of nations.
Mr. bevasly said the people ot
Armenia, as well as Armenians in
America and Europe, desired that
the United States act as mandatory
for their country.
Mr. bevasly said the trust would
not necessitate the sending of more
than one regiment 'of American sol
diers to Armenia.
"There are' now more than 50.000
Armenian soldiers in the Caucasus
and Silesia, said Mr. Sevasly, "who
will . be placed unreservedly at the
command of the American mandaJ
tory, but the conviction that the
American eagle is soaring over
Mount Ararat will do more than any
army to keep out intruders and dis
Boundary Dispute Settled.
Washington, March 5. President
Cabrera in addressing the Guate
malan congress at its opening ses
sion referred , to the satisfactory
solution of the Honduras-Guate
malan boundary question.
Gen. Hughes Stirs Canada
By Charging Lives Were
Former Minister of Militia Reads in House of Commons
Letter Sent by Him to Premier Against What He
Termed "Massacres to Glorify General."
Toronto, March 5. All Canada, has been stirred by
charges made in the house of commons by Sir Sam Hughes,
forjner minister of militia, that officers commanding the
Dominion's forces in France had needlessly sacrificed the
lives of their men in order to advance themselves.
Although his allegations were assumed to refer to Sir
Arthur Currie, commander-in-chief of the Canadian forces,
there is apparent tonight a strong inclination in many
quarters to disagree with him. Soldiers who served overseas
have already taken up the cudgels in support of General
Sir Sam opened his attack with
the announcement that he had pro
tested several times to Premier
Borden "against the waste of Cana
dians boys' lives in unnecessary
stunts on the battle field."
Protested to Premier.
He then read a letter he sent to
Sir Robert protesting against what
he termed needless slaughter at
Cambrai and stating that he had
drawn attention of the prime minis
ter on previous occasions to the
"massacres at Lens and Paschen
daele, to where the only apparent
object was to glorify the general
in command and make it impossible
through butchery, to have a fifth
and sixth division and two army
He declared that any generakwho
would undertake the attack at Cam
brai by suburban or street fighting
should be court-martialed.
The same was true, he said, of the
officer who had ordered the storm
ing of Mons four hours before the
signing of the armistice. This he
characterized as a bit of theatrical
display which had cost the lives of
many fine Canadian boys who could
ill be spared.
Resumption of Exports Will
Destroy Power of Food
Administration to Sta
Washington, March S. Removal
of pork and pork products from the
export conservation list was an
nounced tonight by the war trade
board, effective tomorrow. At the
same time the board rescinded the
regulations by which all applications
for licenses to export these commo
dities to European destinations
were requirid to bear a certifica'e
from the food administration show
ing that the administration had ap
proved the sale price.
The war trade board's announce
ment also said that it had been ad
vised that the allied provisions ex
port commission had been dissolved
and that purchases of foodstuffs fcr
shipment to Great Britain, France
and Italy would no longer be made
by that commission. The commis
sion was organized early in the war
and all foodstuffs for the allies
bought in America were purchased
The food administration in an
announcement simultaneously said
this action would destroy its abiliy
to further stabilize the price of live
hogs and that it probably would re
sult in the price of hogs and pork
increasing above the stabilized price
which the administration had de
sired to continue to March 31.
Free Export Permitted.
With removal of pork and perk
products from the conservation list,
the board announced that these
commodities could be exported frce
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Nebraska City Born
Educator to' Draw
Record High Salary
Chicago, March 5. Charles E.
Chadsey, superintendent of Detroit's
schools, today was elected superin
tendent of the Chicago schools by
the Board of Education, on recom
mendation by a special commission
of nine promiaent Chicagoaris.
Because of a provision in the ri'les
which would have meant delay, a
proposal to incrfr.se the salary from
$12,000 to $18,000 Was withdrawn.
The $18,000 salary, if voted, will be
the largest paid to any city school
superintendent in the country or to
any university president so far as
Mr. Chadsey is a native of Nebras
ka t!itv. Kph - 1Q ' 40 vpartt nld anA
ijvas educated at Leland Stanford, jr.,
J -t . TI. f .
auu vuiuuiuia universities. lie ursi
became prominent as district super
intendent and then superintendent
in Denver. He went to Detroit in
1912. He lectured on school prob
lems at the University of Colorado
and the University of Wisconsin
while in Denver. He is the author
of historical and educational works.
He was president of the department
of superintendents of the National
Educational association for 1911-12.
Some of the newspapers hint
that Sir Sam's attack was inspired
by chagrin at the failure of his son,
Gen. Garnet Hughes, to get to
France as the commander of a fifth
brigade of Canadians, but ail are
unanimous in their assertion that
the charges call for a thorough in
vestigation. Gen. Currie was an
appointee of Sir Sam's when he was
minister of militia.
Sir Sam also made a bitter at
tack on Sir Joseph Flavelle, head of
the imperial munitions board and
president of the William Davies
company, a big Canadian packing
concern, with branches in some
United States cities. The com,pan's
profits in the Canadian branches
were investigated some time ago Ly
a royal commission, but Sir Sam
declared that the operations of the
company in the United' States
should be looked into and asserted
that Sir Joseph had made $5,000,000
a month on contracts for meat prod
ucts for his company by virtue of
the influence he was able wield as
head of the imperial munitions
board and that he had made profits
of $100,000,000 duri'113 the four years
of the war. Sir Joseph has issued
a categorical denial to the ex-minister's
President Expected to Reach
France in Eight "Days;
. Receives Hundreds
On Board U. S. S. George Wash
ington, March S. (By the Associat
ed Press.) The George Washing
ton, with President Wilson on
board, is heading along the quickest
route to France and is expected to
reach its destination on the eighth
day of the voyage.
President Wilson was up this
morning at an early hour, taking his
breakfast at 7:30 o'clock. He then
began the work he had mapped"out
for the voyage.
The president has received hun
dreds of telegrams from all parts of
the United States regarding his posi
tion on the league of nations plan.
The George Washington has been
newly equipped with a long-range
wireles outfit which wil enable the
president to keep in constant com
munication with the United States
throughout the voyage. v
.The presidential steamer was es
corted to sea by many seaplanes
and a dirigible, from which pictures
The armored cruiser Montana will
escort it across the Atlantic, with
the destroyers which accoompanied
the steamer from New York going
only a part of the way.
Made by Crowder,
Washington, March 5. -Another
chapter in the controversy between
congress and the War . department
over the general question of military
justice was added tonight by Sena
tor Chamberlain, chairman of th;
military, committee in the last sen
ate, who issued a statement de
claring that "erroneous and false"
statements were contained in the
reply of Major General Crowder,
judge advocate general, to the sen
ator's address in the senate last
Senator Chamberlain also sharply
criticised Secretary Baker, declar
ing he had -"permitted himself to
be guided by the reactionary ele
ments of the army."
Three Southern Alabama
Towns Swept by Tornado
Mobile, March 5. Three towns in
southern Alabama, Eufaula, Pollard
and Flomaton, were swept late o
day by a tornado. Great property
damage and some loss of life have
At Eufaula, a ' town of about
6000, E. J. Searcy was killed by
falling debris and three other men
were caught beneath a falling build
ing. The property loss at Eufaula
was estimated at $500,000.
Several business buildings were
destroyed at Pollard.
The property loss at Flomaton is
not believed to be large.
ZOi IE TO
Western German Frontier and
Reparation Virtually De
cided"; Lloyd George
Returns to Paris.
Paris, March 5. The arrival ot
the British prime minister, David
Lloyd George, in Paris tonight is
the prelude to the discussion of the
main question of the peace treaty by
the council of the great powers,
which will begin tomorrow and
continue during President's Wilson's,
stay. ' i
The question to be determined to
morrow relates to the military and
the naval terms of the enemy dis
armament as framed by Marshal
Foch and the joint military and
naval advisers. These were originally
framed as terms of the armis'tice, but
are now changed so as to be part
of the permanent peace treaty.
Premier Lloyd George and Col
onel House will have lunch together
prior to tomorrow's meeting at
which the British and American
positions will doubtless be co-ordinated,
as President Wilson's views
on the subject are understood to
have been made known by cable and
' Agree on Reparation.
The subjects of reparation for war
damages and the western German
frontier will follow the military and
naval terms. It is understood that
an agreement has virtually , been
reached on the amount of reparation
to be inserted in the peace-treaty.
This is far less than either the
French or British estimates as origi
nally submitted, but is still a vast
sum, running high into billions of
dollars. , i
.The western German frontief ,is
also practically settled, one of the
main features being a neutralized or
"sterilised" strip along the west
bank ot the Rhine, which will insure
an adequate buffer between France
and any renewed Germanaggres
sion. King Nicholas' Case Heard.
ine council ot tne great powers
today heard the case of King Nich
olas of Montenegro, which was pre
sented by General Gvosdenovich,
Montenegrin minister at Washing
ton. It was a protest by the vener
able monarch against losing his
throne and having his country ab
sorbed by the new Jugo-SIav state.
Incidentally the protest involves
the issue between Italy and Jugo
slavia. King Nicholas is the father
of the queen of Italy, so that Monte
negro s position has not been clearly
defined on the issue between. Italy
and the new state, which seeks to
The council also considered food
relief for Bohemia and other sec
tions of southeastern Europe, where
the warring factions will make it
difficult to forward supplies. It de
veloped during the session today
that the Jugo-SIav frontier, which
had been closed against Italy and
threatened to precipitate a x crisis
with that country, has been re
opened. - '
The French government is asked
to make every effort to secure the
punishment of all German officers
and soldiers found guilty of plun
dering or causing devastation in the
occupied regions of France, in the
report made by Senator Reynald, on
behalf of the senate committee
which recently visited the devastate .
Injured by Speeding
Car on Farnam Street
J. H. Carter, merchant of Mound
City, Mo.; James W. Bogan, mer
chant of Hamburg, la., and R. I.
Lair, of 209 South Thirty-Sixth
street, were run down by a speeding
auto at Sixteenth and Farnam
streets at 11:45 last night. The car
did not stop.
The injuerd men were returning
from the Orpheum theater, when
the visiting merchants had been
entertained. Their wives were with
them but were uninjured. All were
taken to the Fontenelle- hotel, and
attended by House Doctor Frank
Carter suffered a cut over the lef,
eye and possible internal injuries
Bogan received a laceration on left
side of face, bruised legs, and possi
ble internal injuries. Lair was bruis
ed and shaken. Dr. Conlin believes
their injuries will not prove serious.
Fank Zolen. 3305 Q street, was
arrested shortly after the accident
charged with intoxication, and helti
for investigation. v His car was
identified, according to police, by F.
L. Fritz, taxi driver at Sixteenth
and Farnam, and Robert Waren, 805
South Eighteenth street, as the one
which struck the injured men. Zolen
was unable to make any statetwet
to the police.
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