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TTft R I E F
, New York, March It The will
of Dr. Thomas Addison Emmet,
grandnephew of -Robert Emmet,
the Irish patriot, was filed in
the surrogate's court today, dispos
es of an estate valued at $1,000,000.
The bulk of the estate is divided
among his three children; and his
granddaughter, "Miss Margaret Har
ris, of this city, with whom he lived.
A large collection of antique and
curious objects relating to Ireland
is bequeathed to his son, Robert
Emmet, with the request that,it be
kept itrtact by his descendants "until
such . time as Ireland shall obtain
local self-government."
Dr. Emmet, commenting on the
Irish question in his 'will, said:
"Intellectually, God has favored
the Irish people as individuals, and
scattered them over the world at
large. No other race has done more
for the development and happiness
of other people.' Comparatively,
England is in the decrentitude of
old age and living on the wealth of
other people, while Ireland, after
regeneration, will have, yet to gain
the vigor of youth, and in justice
England must some time become an
Irish province. This belief is a
family inheritance."
ARMY OF 600,000 MEN. i
Paris, March 11. The Polish na
tional assembly, according to a dis
patch from Warsaw, has aproved by
a unanimous vote a law calling to
military service the classes from
1891 to 1896, inclusive. It is ex
pected that the measure will pro
vide Poland with an army of 600,000
men. The deputes of the left, it
. is added, strongly favored the law.
Paris, March 11. Cap. .Andre
Tardieu, the French high commis
sioner for Franco-American war
matters; Marshal1 Foch and Robert
Lansing, the American secretary
of state, were speakers . tonight at
a dinner given in 'honor of the
' American peace delegation by the
French press at the interallied press
club. ' .
Marshal Foch received an ovation.
He told of the situation in Europe
a year ago, and after reviewing the
movement of the American troops
to France recounted the battles in
which they had participated.
- He paid a high tribute to General
Pershing, who was present, and
concluded with a toast to the entire
American contingent.
New York, March 11. Bound to
a, stretcher aboard a naval flying
boat, Lieut. David Gray, a convales
cent officer, accompanied by a wo
man aerial nurse, was carried
through space today from the naval
air Nation at Rockaway, Long Is
!and to St. Lukes, hospital, Manhat
an, about 18 miles, in 49 minutes.
The flight was takei to demon
strate the practicability "of trahsfcr
ing wounded soldiers by airplane.
Lieutenant Stevens piloted the sett
plane and Mai. Helen Bastedo, of
the woman's motor corps, who sugH
gested the trip, was the nurse.
The patient was transferred from
the aircraft to a dory after a land
ing had been made an the Hudson
river. He was then rowed ashore
and taken in a motor ambulance to
a hospital.
Paris, March 11. Information has
reached responsible quarters in
Paris that the Austrian, government
is contemplating the enactment of a
law banishing former Emperor
This report has aroused discus
sion here as to what countryfthe ex
cmperor would be likely to retire.
It is said to be certain that he would
.not go to Italy or Germany, while
the Scandinavian "countries, with
Holland's trouble over the presence
cf former Emperor William as a
warning, are not considered likely
to receive him. The choice would
seem to lie between Switzerland and
Spair. ' '
Eit'ner of these two powers, how
ever, would require guarantees from
the great powers, it is thought,
Cambridge, Mass., March 11.
The first woman to hold a, position
on the Harvard university faculty
will be Dr. Alice Hamilton of
Chicago.' Announcement was mad
tonight of her appointment by the
board of overseers as assistant pro
fessor of industrial medicine in the
Harvard medical school
Dr. Hamilton, who obtained her
medicart-degree from the University
of Michigan "jn 1S93, studied at sev
eral other universities in this coun
try and Europe, was professor of
pathology at the woman's medical
college of Northwestern university
for three years and served as bacter
iologist at the memorial institute for
infectious diseases in Chicago for
eight years. Since 1910, she has
been "engaged in investigating in
dustrial poisons for the federal De
partment of Labor.
Geneva. March 11. It is reported
from Basle that the former Gewnan
emperor has complained against his
residence in Holland. It is asserted
that he" has declared that the cli
mate is disagreeable and that he de
sires to go to the Riviera or to
Egypt on account of his- health and
that he has requested Mathias Erz
berger, head of the German armi
stice commission, to make repre
sentations to the allies to this ef
fect. - v
1,180 MILES IN 4 HOURS -
Toulouse, March 11. Lieut.
Lemaitre, a leading French aviator
during the war, has completed a
flight from Toulouse to Casa
blanca, on the western coast of
Morocco, a distance of 1.960 kilo
meters, (approximately 1,180 miles)
in 11 hours actual flying time. The
lieutenant and a passenger left
Toulouse at noon Saturday and
landed' at Casablanca at 5 o'clock
Sunday afternoon- "
VOL. 48. NO. 229.
ran3 Hft F1
BerlinUndergoes Horrors of
Air Raid at Direction
Of War Minister
(Exclusive Cable by Universal Service and the London
Daily Express. )
Berlin, March 11. The most terrible air raid of the
war took place here Saturday. Throughout the day air
men directed by War Minister Noske rained tons'of bombs
on the Spartacan headquarters, gun emplacements, and
underground stations where government troops and Spar
tacists perished together.
The central part of Berlin looks worse today than
London or Paris after the most destructive Zeppelin raids.
Huge craters gape on every side. Whole buildings have
been leveled and five suftway stations are in ruins.
Every appliance of modern warfare, including bombs
containing tons of explosives, as well as tear provoking
bombs, were used during the Jagt stage of the battle.
The reds have been driven to the outskirts of the city
where they are still bitterly fighting.
This Is Dealers' Day Also
and They're on Way From
Many States to See
Auto Wonders.
Members -of the Nebraska senate,
headed by Lt. Gov. P. A. Barrows
and other state officers will be
guests of honor at the Omaha Auto
show jtoday. The senators gladly
accepted the invitation to come and
wilf take a day off to see'"the won
ders of the motor industry on dis
play in the Gate City.
The Lincoln party will be enter
tained at a Charhber of Commerce
public affairs luncheon at which
Charles Perglcr, commissioner of
the Czechoslovak republic, will
speak" among others. An invitation
was extended members of the house
o'f representatives to come, but they
found it impossible to delay their
deliberations. .
Dealers Day Today.
More than 10,000 persons attend
ed the automobile show in the Audi
torium -and Annex Tuesday after
noon aud night, making a total at
tendance of approximately 22,000
persons for the first two days of the
magnificent display of motor cars.
Today being dealers' day, hun
dreds of automobile dealers of Ne
braska and Iowa are expected to ar
rive here for the show.
Local distributors of cars for Ne
braska and Iowa have prospects of
numerous sales.
Though last night was designated
as farmers' night, the hall of motor
cars was conspicuous for the large
number of society matrons, richer
dressed in flowing- cloaks and at
tractive veils. As far as could be
learned. 28 cars were sold Tuesday,
the majority ef them to farmers.
One Peerless, a luxurious car, was
sold to an auto show visitor. Carl
Changstrom, president of the Stand
ard Motor Car company, sold six
touring cars out of his exhibit of
Allen and Wescott cars.
This- to be Great Yean"
A prominent visitor to Omaha'si
pageant ot motor cars is J. L,.
Allen, president of the Allen Motor
Car company, Detroit, Mich. Jlr.
Allen will be here the remainder of
the week to attend the show. He is
on a tour of inspection of Allen
distributing territory, and arrived
here direct from Denver, where he
attended an automobile show there.
"This year will see the biggest year
for the automobile industry the coun
try has ever experienced," Mr. Allen
said. "With the advent of peace and
the return of labor and capital to
commercial conditions of normal
times, the country cannot help but
break into a period of prosperity."
Outstanding in class and attrac
tiveness is the Roamer Special, of
polished aluminum body, in booth
B of the annex. For awhile last
night, the aisles about the Roamer
exhibit were jammed with an admir
ing crowd, commenting on the
splendid appearance and sturdy
construction of the speedster. Many
persons took the body of the car
to be silver.
Oleson's orchestra features the
closing of the show each night by
playing the "Star. Spangled Banner."
Great Britain Ignores
- the Irish Resolution
London, March 11. In answer to
a question in the house of- com
mons C B, HarmsMiprth. Under-Secretary
of foreign affairs, said . that
the British government would not
protest against the Irish resolution
adopted by the American congress
as "interference in domestic ati'airs
of the United Kingdom
Mcomt-cliii mMtt May 5. 1906. 1
r, 0. uniu act at March 3. 1879
Committee Named
to Makejnquiry Into
Conditions in Mexico
ew York, March 11. To re
veal "the truth regarding condi
tions in Mexico today," the coun
cil of foreign relations has ap
pointed a 'committee, comprising
men of national prominence, to
hold open hearings on the sub
ject in this city. This announce
ment was made here tonight at a
dinner of the council, held to dis
cuss subjects of mutual interests
to the United States and Mexico,
to which President Carranza de
clined to send official representa
Two Important State Wit
nesses From, Another State
Refuse to Come to
Omaha on Subpoena.
The state rested its case, yester
day afternoon, after two days of
testimony in the trial of "Red" Neal
of Peru, Neb., in district court on
a charge of aiding and abetting
grand larcency.
Two - important witnesses on
whom County Attorney Shotwell
had counted for valuable testimony,
refused to come from Missouri to
testify, i They , are James Clark and
Emmett Clark, the men towhom
William McKenna and L. C. Jones,
automobile thieves and Star wit
nesses in the trial of Neal, declare
stolen Omaha cars were sold. 1
The two Clarks' are outside the
jurisdiction of the district court and
cannot be compelled to testify.
Wanted Only Fords.
L. C. Jones, one of the auto
thieves, testified that after he and
McKenna had taken a second stolen
car from Omaha to Nebraska City
in alleged accordance with instruc
tions from "Red" Neal and Maurice
Katleman and on - the promise of
$150 for the car, Neal said he
"couldn't use it."
"He said the only thing he could
use then was Fords," Jones testi
fied. "He said the only .way he
could handle the Oakland we had
stolen and brought down was to
notify the authorities that he had
found it and get a reward. He said
we could run it back to . Omaha.
Finally, rather than do that we took
$50 for it."
Jones, on a question from Neal's
attorney,- denied that immunity has
been offered him for his testimony
in the case against Neal and Katle
man. Men Higher Up.
Jones bore out the. testimony of
McKenna that Neal and Katleman
were "the "men higher ud." and tha.
Jones and McKenna stole automo
biles on the streets of 'Omaha and
delivered them, in accordance with
instructions from Neal and Katle
man "at the east side of the court
house in Nebraska City and with
the cushions turned up."
A peculiar teature ot the gang s
operations is that they centered
around court houses. Two of the
three cars stolen bv McKenna and
Jones were taken from in front of
the Douglas county court house.
They were delivered to the east end
of the court house in Nebraska City.
An alleged conference between
Katleman and McKenna and Jones
took place at the southeast corner
of the Douglas county court house.
The prosecution had some trouble
in establishing the identity of the
particular car mentioned in the
complaint against Neal. Charles
Pipkin, private detective and insur
ance adjuster, couldn't remember
the number on the car which he
say after Detective Henry Haze
haa brought it back to Omaha. V.
C. Marsh of the' Marsh-Oaklffhd
company said he identified the car
as the one in questiij but that it
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British Squadron at Libau.
Stockholm, March 11. A British
squadron" has arrived at Libau, ac
cording to advices received here.
On board the warships are members
of a British commission..
Spartacans and Government
Troops Act Like Wild
Beasts, According to
- Eye-witnesses.
London, March 11. Fighting is
still going on in Berlin with great
fury, -according to undated reports
received in Copenhagen from the
German capital and forwarded by
the Exchange Telegraph company.
Witnesses of the- fighting in the
last few days say that both the
Spartacans and the government
soldiers acted like wild beasts. Hos
tilities continue in the northern and
northeastern sections of Berlin-and
the government troops are killing
all prisoners who fall into their
hands. Women, the reports add.
.participate in the cruelties with as
much desperation as the men.
Pillage Enormous.
The reports estimate the loss in
Berlin from pillage alone at 50,000,
000 .marks. Frankfurterstrasse. a
well known Jewish business sec
tion, suffered heavily.
A Berlin dispatch received today
through Copenhagen and apparent
ly somewhat belated, says the Ger
man government sent more than
20,000 troops into Berlin the end of
last week, but that the work of driv
ing the Spartacans from their
strongholds was proving a severe
task, it was believed, added the
message, that the fighting would
continue for several days.
Many Murdered in Streets.
Berlin, March 11. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Government troops
were busy today in driving Sparta
can bands from various sections of
Berlin, and in preparing Tor a de
termined effort against the Sparta
can stronghold of Lichtenberg. a
suburb to the east of the city. The
Spartacans are reported to have
large depots of weapons and am
munitions in Lichtenberg. Govern
ment troops sent to Lichtenberg
Sunday to protect the postoffice and
police station" were annihilated by
the Spartacans.
All the soldiers and police of
ficials who were not killed during
the fighting for the postoffice and
police station or who did not es
cape from the buildings were lnur
dered by the Spartacans.Many were
tortured and killed in the streets. At
least one woman was among the vic
tims of the Spartacans. The po
lice archives in Lichtenberg were
burned and 20,000 marks were stolen
from the postoffice.
Many Atrocities. '
No attempt yet has been made to
ascertain' the number of persons
killed in the present uprising, but
the number is belieVed to exceed
Reports of Spartacan atrocities
continue to pour in and resulted to
day jn the issuance of an order by
Herf Noske. the minister of defense
that all found opposing the govern-
j ment troops with weapons would be
shot immediately. Many Sparta
cans were taken prisoner during the
forenoon and summary execution
bega at once, the order or Herr
began at once, the order of Herr
bittered government forces.
Armed civilian's "stopped a Red
Cross ambulance today and killed
and wounded all the persons in it.
Another band of Spartacans clubbed
two soldiers to deatlfvand killed a
householder who attempted to in
terfere. The independent socialist news
papers Die Freiheit and DieRepub
lik have been forbidden to appear.
Although the independent socialist
leaders protest that tliey are not
connected with A. he insurrection,
they continue to make attempts to
embarrass the government and 'to
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Queen Marie of Roumania
Plans Early JVisit to U. S.
"I Feel I Shall Be Almost as
Much at Home in America
as in My Own Coun- -try"
She Says. .
Paris, March 11. Queen Marie of
Fotttnania may soon visit the Unit
ed States. Whether the trip will be
made before or after the conclusion
of the peace conference has not
been decided. The queen is leav
ing for London tomorrow.
In a conversation with the As
sociated Press today she said that
for many years her most cherished
hope had been to visit the United
States and now she was looking for
ward to the early fulfillment of that
hope. ,
"I feel that I shall be almost as
much at home in America as in my
own country," said the queen to-
' day, "for 1 have come to know
Boston, March 11. Opposition to the
movement for Irish independence express
ed by Sir-Horace Plunkett today in an ad
dress before the students of Boston college,
has aroused a tempest of criticism.
Sir Horace, who was chairman of the all
Ireland convention held in Dublin, was
quoted as having said today that, self-determination
would mean self-elimination.
He was said to have added that England
would be able to impose such an economic
embargo that Ireland could not hope to
succeed as an independent nation.
Criticism of Sir Horace's remarks was
voiced by Rev. Gerald Treacy of the col
lege faculty, who said:
"The faculty has taken violent excep
tion to every single statement made by Sir
Indorses Idea Which He Says
Was Taken- From 30 Arbi
tration Treaties Nego
gotiated by Him.
Washington, March 11. William
J. Bryan issued a statement here
tonight, endorsing the league of na
tions, but suggesting amendments
to the proposed constitution which
among other things would preserve
specifically the Monroe doctrine,
enlarge the proportionate voting
power of the United States and
make ' it clear that each member
nation might decide for itself wheth
er it would support decrees of the
league's general council.
While-pointing to imperfections,
Mr. Bryan urged that they should
not be, allowed to lead to rejection
of the plan, declaring that risks to
be run in accepting the league were'
less than those involved in rejection
and returning "to the old ways of
Blood and slaughter."
Mr. Bryan dictated the statement
from his sick bed at the home of
friends, where he has been confin
ed for nearly three weeks. He said
the league of nations idea, "the
greatest step toward peace in a
thousand years," was taken from the
30 arbitration treaties negotiated by
the United States while he was secre
tary of state. It was not to be ex
pected, he said, that so great an idea
would be made perfect in detail in
so short a time and added while
President Wilson had done the best
(Continued on Pnge Two, Column Four.)
Park of Airplanes
Sold to Bolsheviki
by German Officers
London, March 11. Lieutenant
Porten, formerly an officer in the
German aviation service, has been
convicted by court-martial, accord
ing to Berlin advices received in
Copenhagen and forwarded by the
Central News agency, on the charge
of having sold an entire park of
airplanes at Vilna to the bolshevik
for 2,000,000 marks. The airplanes
were valued at 10,000,000 marks.
Porten, after making the sale fled
to Koenigsberg and headed a con
spiracy in the local workmen's
council against the commander of
the German garrison at Knovo. The
plot was discovered and Porten was
Taxi Drivers Strike.
Seattle, March 11. When a local
taxicab company today refused to
discharge" two returned soldiers it
had just engaged as drivers 36 union
drivers went on strike. The com
pany declared the union men
abrogated their contract with it
when they joined the recent general
strike here.
Americans as intimately as my own
people. I desire to have the priv
ilege of thanking in person the
people of the United States for the
great help they have given Rouman
ia through the American Red
Cross and the food administration.
"It is a splendid thing," continued
Queen Marie, "to see so many of
your fine soldiers in' France. When
ever I pass one of them on the
street, I feel instinctively that there
is one 'of my friends, and my im
pulse is to shake overy one of them
by the hand."
The queen spoke of the wonder
ful part played by the women of
America and-England in the war
and declared that it was their daunt
less spirit which carried the troops
on t victory. , '
"Woman's day has come," she
continued, "and I believe that she
will have an increasingly important
part in the future lit'e-of the world."
By Mall II raar). Dally. 14 SO- guediv
Dalit and Sua.. KM: oulilaa Neb. aoitata aitra
Allied Troops Repulse
Heavy Attacks Made
by Bolshevik Army
. Archangel, March 11, Operat
ing 10 guns, the bolshevik forces
yesterday shelled the village of
Vistavak, on the Vaga, almost
completely destroying it. Repeated
heavy infantry attacks followed,
but these were repulsed with
heavy losses by the Americans,
British and Riissians.
The allies were greatly - out
numbered, but fought bravely in
the snow.
The allied troops this morning
still occupied the ruins of Vis
tavak, and were ready for new
Secretary of War and General
March ; Change,, Plans;
Leave Des Moines for
Kansas City.
, Word was received from Des
Moines last night that Secretary
of War Baker and General March
had changed their plans and would
not come to Omaha for the present.
From the Iowa capital they went to
KansasCity, to visit army posts in
the vicinity of the Missouri citj.
The original plans of the secretary
of war contemplated an inspection
today of Fort Crook and the
balloon school at Fort Omaha. The
telegram from Des ifoines did not
state just when the party expected
tof arrive here. .
' Robert H. Manley of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce wired Sec-'
retary Baker inviting him and Gen
eral March to become the guests
of the chamber today at a luncheon,
which was to have been given in
honor of the distinguished members
of the party fom Washington. Ran
dall K. Brown was appointed chair
man of the committee to represent
the Chamber of Commerce in look
ing after the reception and "enter
tainment of the visitors while they
were in Omaha.
Banquet at Des Moines.
Des Moines, la., March 11. An
appeal for popular support of the
league of nations plan and a promise
of more speedy demobilization were
voiced by Secretary of War Baker
and Gen. Peyton C. March at a ban
quet in Iheir honor tonight, winding
up a busy 12-hour visit here.
The war secretary visited Camp
Dodge and Fort Des Moines this
afternoon. They left over the Chi
cago and -Great Western railroad
shortly before midnight for Kansas
City to visit Camp Funston and pro
ceed on their tour of inspection of
southern and western army camps.
No Seats For Secretaries.
The last two hours of the War
department officials' journey to Des
Moinqs was aboard a stuffy two-:
coach local train from Ames, where
tV'ey made -connection from their
Chicago train.
When Major Swing, aide to Gen
eral March, rushed from the Chi
cago tnajn over to the local and re
quested the brakeman to "save a
seat for the secretary of war and
the chief . of staff," . he was met
"Save nothing; I ain't got no au
thority to save no seats for no
body. If you got any secretaries with
you, they'll have to take their
chances on seats just like anybody
One Seat Found.
And the train one day coach and
a smoker was jammed with the
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Charged With Abetting
Delinquency of a Child
James Hafries, a salesman, giving
his address as 414 South Twenty
eighth street,' was arrested on a
warrant signed by Juvenile Officer
Vosburgh, and charged with aiding
nd abeting the delinquency of ti 10-jear-old
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Horace. The college wishes it distinctly
understood that it deeply regrets his re
marks and takes exception to all of them.
The opinion of the faculty is that Ireland,
in the light of American ideals, has every
right to complete independence."
Later in the day Sir Horace spoke in a '
similar vein before the Massachusetts sen
ate. He said:
"For America to make a fight for Irish
independence would mean a split with
Great Britain. The only hdpe of peace in
the world is a mutual understanding be
tween the United States and Great Britain.
The idea of setting up an Irish nation at
this time is impractical. Until the world is
at peace Ireland must protect herself or be
protected from the outside."
Choice Made After Mann Is
Re-Elected to Position by
Conference and De
clines to Accept.
Washington Bureau, Omaha Bee.
Washington, March 11. (Special
Telegram.) The election of Repre
sentative F. E. Mondell of Wyoming
to floor leadership in the Sixty
sixth congress by the committee on
committees of the republican caucus
today was inevitable after Repre
sentative Mann of Illinois had been
given a splendid vote of confidence
by the committee, but declined to
accept the responsibility.
On the vote to make Mann floor
leader, Nebraska cast 5 votes for
Mondell and one voe for Long
worth. Mr. Mann gave his ultimatum that
he could not serve because his
health demanded consideration.
The second ballot-resulted in
Mondell being elected majority lead
er by a vote of 164, with certain
states absent and certain other
states withholding their votes.
Nebraska on this vote gave Mon
dell five votes, one vote being cast
for Longworth of Ohio, the other
Longworth vote being cast by
Slemp of Virginia.
Reavis for Longworth: ' '
Judge Kinkaid who is represent
ing Representative Reavis as the
Nebraska member on the committee
on committees, while casting the
vote of Nebraska for floor leader
made it plain that he was carrying
out the expressed wish of Mr. Rea
vis in voting for Representative
Longworth. Otherwise the delega
tion would have cast a solid vote
for Mondell.
The votes which have been taken
in the committee during the last
week showed plainly that Mr. Mann
could have the floor leadership if
he wanted it. When he positively
declined on account of his health
to assume the responsibility the
committee on committees considered
other names, Representative J.
Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania
and Representative Frank W. Mon
dell of Wyoming being" the most
prominent. '
Finally Mr. Moore asked that his
name be not considered, as it would
be necessary for him to give up his
place on the ways and means com
mittee if he took the floor leader
ship, and Pennsylvania did not wish
to risk a new man in a place so im
portant to that state.
This gave Mr. Mondell a clear
field, his election being urged by
the people of the west as a tribute
to the section that had made the
republican majority in theSixty
sixth congress possible.
Mr. Mondell, visibly affected by
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32 Come to Trial
for Plot Against
U. S. Goverhment
'Wichita, Kan.," March 11. Ar
rangements were completed tonight
for the calling in federal court
here tomorrow of the cases of 32
alleged to be members of tHe Indus
trial Workers of the World, who
are accused of implication in a plot
to overthrow the United States gov
ernment and institute a reign of ter
ror similar to that prevailing in
According to Fred D. Robertson,
United States attorney for Kansas,
who will direct the prosecution, in
formation has been obtained to in
dicate the alleged conspiracy had
wide ramifications and the trials
will be complete with sensations.
"American bolshevism will be
placed on trial for its life," the dis
trict. attorney said today.
Restore Death Penalty.
Olympia, March 11. Capital
punishment for first-degree murder,
if the jury so wills in an individual
case, was apparently made certain
of restriction to Washington's
criminal laws todav, when the house
passed the bill. The measure al-
4 ready had passed the senate.
Fair, continued mild tem
perature Wednesday; Thurs
day unsettled and colder.
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Lloyd George and Balfour In
form Their Colleagues Con
ference Hs Nearly
Completed Its Work.
Copenhagen, March 11. The
German delegates are to start for
Brussels Tuesday to learn the de
cision of the allies concerning the
turning over of the German mer
cantile fleet and the conditions
of the food supply that is to be
given Germany in return.
London, March 11. Premioi
Lloyd George and Foreign Secre
tary Balfour have sent word to their
colleagues here that the peace con
ference has nearly completed" its
work, the Evening News says it un
derstands. The draft of the peace
treaty already has been finished and
will be, signed before the end of
When the Germans are summoned
to laris, the News adds, the treaty
will be reatf- to them and they will
be invited to sign it. There will be
no discussion with a view to altera
tions of the principal articles of the
treaty. If it is thought necessary,
questions involving the adjustment
details will be referred to a special
To Investigate Intrigues.
Paris, March 11. An investiga
tion of German-Austrian and Hun
garian intrigues against the new
state of Czecho-SIovakia, as soon as
documentary evidence is received,
was decided at the meeting of the
supreme council today.
The council discussed the
conditions under which the powers
with special interests and the states
in process of formulation should
participate in the discussions with
the great powers respecting their
The decisions ''of the various
boundary commissions of the. peace
conference are being framed in ac
cordance with the instructions of the
supreme council for speedy action '
b the conference and it is expected
all the reports will be presented by
the end of the week.
Attitude of Americans.
The commissions have been told
that when they could not agree they
should submit the reports of various '
viewpoints, leaving it to the council ,
to make a decision.
The American members, it is re
ported, have been coldly judicial and
without favoritism, thereby incur
ring criticisms from partisan claim
ents almost daily.
The American members of the
supreme council, it is understood,
permitted the 'military experts to
exercise their judgment regarding
the proper size and character of the
future German army. In order to
have a basis of discussion, the Amer
icans, it is reported, suggested an
army of 400,000 men,( but unly be
cause that was the number mention
ed in the first armistice proposal.
The decision of the council to
limit Germany to a volunteer 12-year
army is regarded by the Americans
as likely to lead to consideration by
the league of nations hen it takes
up. the subject of- the limitation of
armanTents of thispolicy of agen
eral prohibition of conscript armies
in all nations. This is on the theory
that the great expense of regular
longterm armies will be such as
automatically to keep down mili
tarism. Wilson May Shorten Visit
On Board IJ. S. S. George Wash
ington, March 11. (By W?ireles3 to
The Associated' Press.) President
W:ilson, feeling more vigorous than'
at any time since his departure
from the Lfnitcd States, devoted
some time today to his approaching
tasks in Paris. The progress made
by the peace conference during his
absence encourages the hope that he
may be able to make his stay abroad
shorter than he at first expected.
The president is planning to do
everything possible to expedite the
work of the conference. For the
first time in several days, President '
Wilson attended moving pictures in
the ship's theater tonight.
The new escort of destroyers fro?
the Azores fell in with the Georgi
Washington late today and took up
convoy duty.
New "194" Most Powerful
Weapon of Size in Existence
Troy, N, Y., March 11. The
United States Rovernment has plac
ed an order with the Watervliet ar
senalor a gnu to supersede the
famous 155-niillimeters gun. The
new gun is larger, shoots farther
and does more damage. It is called
a "one ninety-four," and two guns
were ordered as an experiment.
The gun is eight inches in dia
meter, 21 feet 6 inches long,
weighs 12 tons, has a range of 10
miles and the projectile weights V
pounds. It is the most powered
weapon of its size in existcusjfc