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BEGIN HOMEWA'RD VOYAGE
Washington, April 17. Large de
tachments of tle Forty-second
(Rainbow) division were among the
troops announced today by the War
( department as having .sailed on
three1 warships due to arrive at New
York April 27. TfTe units of the
Forty-second included in the list to
day, are 1he Eighty-third infantry
brigade headquarters. One Hundred
vSity-seven infantry; One Hundred
FiTty-first machine gun -battalion
and One Hundred Seventeenth field
' signal battalion. . -
POUR MILLION ROUNDS T
FIRED IN ONE BATTLE ,
Washington. April ; 17. During
the battle of the Somme nM916, th
British army used 4.000,000 million
rounds of artillery ammunition, ac
cording to a statistical announce
ment published today by the War
department.--This is the largest
number- oi shells used on any single
engagement so far'as records show.
Second in amount of artillery am
munition used was the battle of
( 'Messines ridge in 1917. when 2,753,-
000 rounds vyere used by the British.
, For a single hour, howe-ver, Amer
ican forces in the battle of the St.
Mihiel salient in 1918 far surpassed
, this record, using 1,093,217 shells in i
) ARMY PIGEONS
Boston, April 17. Army officials
madc'use of carrkr pigeons today
to supplement the impaired tele
phone service. Although most of
. ) the nearby army posts could be
reached by means of the direct tele
phone wires connecting with army
headquarters here, there was prac
tically no communication with out
flying stations except by telegraph.
Pigeons were used tQ carry mes
sages . between headquarters artd
Fort - Constitution and Portsmouth
artd between Boston and Camp Dev
ens.vgome of the harbor forts and
other pomts. ' . ' ,
NO DATE SELECTED
FOR WILSON'S RETURN
Washington, April 17. -Private
v advices to the White House today
from Paris said plans for the pres
ident's return to the United States
still were indefinite, add that re
ports published in Paris "that April
27 or 28 had been fixed as tentative
dates for his sailing were without
, The message said satisfactory
-progress) was continuing in the
v LLOYD GEORGE RETURNS
TO PEACE CONFERENCE.
London, April 17. Premier Lloyd
George left London this morning
for Paris. lie was accompanied by
. the earl of Curzon and Viscount
v BODY OF EDITH CAVELL
TO BE TAKEN TO ENGLAND.
l.ndon, April 17 The vbody of
- was executed by" $he 'Germans in
SJS st Brussels, v.'ill be brought
"- to England May IS and takc to
Westminster bbey, where cere
. monies will be held, . t
v Interment will be at Norwich, the
home town; of the Cavells.
X LEADVILLE MINERS
, THREATEN WALKOUT. :
. -Leadville, Colo., April 17. Prepar
ations are going forward quietly for
vhat is expected to be1 a general
valk-out of metaUniiners April 20,
is a protest against an announced
reduction of the wage scale from
$4.50 a day to $3.50 a day. The walk
out is expected to affect 1,000 men
and ltX or 12 of the largest mines in
the district. ' -
ROB TWO MEN OF $385
Three men leaped from an auto
mobile , at Thirty-sixth and L
streets it midnight last night and
V with, drawn revolvers held up and
robbed SebSstiano Marchese, 316
South Tenth street and Peter
Btrtra. 1334 South Twentieth street,
of $385 cash, according to their
story to th police.
Mardiese says he arid Butra were
motoring east on L street when a
large car coming toward them
wheeled, broadside in front of them.
, ButTa "was driving and narrowly es
caped a collision. v
ThrerV men, one of whom Butra
Bays he recognized, leaped from the
' car and-forced Butra and Marchese
at the point of revolvers to get out
of their car and hand over their
money. Marchese says he lost $150
and Butra says he lost $235.
BASE HOSPITAL NURSES
! ARRIVE INVNEW YORK
Nurses of the Nebraska Base Hos-
pital Unit No. 49 arrived in New
York yesterday 'morning on the
i steamer Kaiserm Auguste Victoria,
" more than a day ahead of schedule.
A cablegram from Major Bridges
on March 13 stated ttiat part oi tne
unit was on its way Ahen to Brest
on the Manchuria. 'This boat is due
in New , York April 24. 4 v
SOON LEAVES FOR HOME
Washington, April i7. (Special
fTelegram.) Senator Hitchcock, who
spj.!;j on the league of nations in
Boston Thursday ight, will return
to WasKington Friday evening, and
will leave for Omaha Saturday.
GOVERNMENT McKELVIE -SIGNS
PRIMARY BILL "
" Lincoln, April 17. Governor
,McKelvie tonight signed the bill
ammrlinc ihr 'statewide DfimarY
" law so- that all. state officers below
tha of governor shall hereaiter- be
"... nominated in convention instead of
at primaries. United States sena
tors, representatives in congress
and members of Oie legislature are
nominated it- primary elections. -
r- ARCHDUKE FREDERICK
GOES TO SWITZERLAND -Geneva,
April 17. Archduke
- Frederick of Austria left Vienna
yesterday on the Sintplon-Orient ex
. press, accompanied by several Eng
lish officers and members of the
former Austrian aristocracy. He is
expected" to reach Lucerne this eve-1
V.OL. 48 NO. 261..
Says People Will Prove them
selves Worthy of Sacrifices
Made' by Our Boys; c
, Leaves on Northwestern.
William G. MoAdoo, former sec
retary of the United States treas
ury, fdrraer administrator" of United
States railroads, and chief engineer
of the first four Liberty loans,
launched the fifth Liberty loan
drive in Omaha last night at the
Chamber of Commerce where 00
majors, captains 'and lieutenants in
fiie coming drive had gathered to
get their final instructions from
Saamuel Burns, who is the major
general of the drive in Omaha.
He was rushed from the train ,by
automobile to the Chamber of CoriT
rperce, where the 500 Liberty loan
workers were waiting- He was in
troduced by W. A. Fraser of the
Woodmen of the World.
"Fellow Liberty loan ' workers,"
said Mr. McAdoo, "I have gotten
used to the warm welcomes that
Omaha gives and so am not sur
prised at this. I have a predilection
for Omaha. I say this publicly be
cause I don't care if the rest of
the country does know that I like
Omaha a little better. I iwas glad
when Mr, Byrne told me that he
had arranged with the railroads toi
hold my train here for halt an hour:
In fact, it was a pleasure to meet
a man who- has a pull with he rail
roads. ' s
"A man said to nie the' pthcr,day
that he didn't see how we'w?re' go
ing to, sell', this Liberty loan.
'There's no excitement and so yon
can't appeal to patriotism,' he said.
I told him that if it weren ti tor
the fact that I knew him to be a
very thoughtless man I would oe
surprised at his apprehension re
garding the loan.
Debt of Honor.
"American patriotism "does not
depend on excitement, but is some
thing deep in the fibre of our being.
And this fifty Liberty loan is a na
tional debt of honor, the most sa
cred that was ever contracted by
"People will buy the notes for
that reason. They will buy to prove"
themselves worthy of the sacrifices
of our boys and our people. It is
true that the price we paid was in
finitely small when compared with
the magnitude of the conflict and
the heavy toll paid by the other
principal nations engaged in it. We
ought to buy because of' gratitude
that so small a price was demand
"We went into the war for three
reasons, to defend American rights,
to destroy despotism and to. se
cure peace for the world. Any of
these reasons was sufficient for war.
We won all of them 'in a short time
and at a comparatively smaH price.
"You men who are. giving your
time to selling this loan are doing
a patriotic service of the greatest
importance. I know you will suc
ceed in Omaha as you have suc
ceeded on every previous war"
The fast Northwestern train ""for
Chicago-' which usually leaves here
at 6 o i clock in the evening was held
half an hour to accommodate the
former ambassador of railroads and
the Fifth Liberty loan cause.
After Mr. McAdoo had gone a
buffet luncheon was served and sev
eral speeches were made by local
fmen on the coming drive. T. - C.
Byrne, state chairman, declared that
(Continued on Paire Two 'Column Two.)
of His Mother's, Will
San Francisco, April 17. Wil
liam Randolph Hearst, the pub
lisher, is named as the chief bene
ficiary in the will of the late Mrs.
Phoebe A.' Hearst, his mother,
.filed for ; probate here today.
The value of the estate is esti
mated -at between $5,000,000 and
and $10,000,000. The Hearst
building in San Francisco and
the Pleasanton estate were be
queathed to the five sons of Mr.
Hearst in trust. Legacies rang
ing from $10,000 to $1,000 were
left to variqus members of the
family and close personal friends.
The University of California
received $60,000 in trust, the pro
ceeds to bebsed to continue
scholarships which Mrs. Hearst
supported during her lifetime,
and Mrs. Hearst's art collections
Mrs. Hearst during her life
distributed in charity, philan
thropies, education and house
works ,8,fortune estimated at ap
proximately $21,000,000. . it was
said today by friends of the
WANT ADS WILL HELP YOU TO THE JOB YOU SEEK OR TO
Uttnt Momi-eliH natter M, IMS. at
0.hl P. 0. muter el Mwjf a.,1879. .
Army. Balloonists Land at
Far Southern Points in
High Level Flight Tests
Colonel Wuest's Craft Reaches Ground at Cabot, Xrk.,
After Sixteen Hours' flight; Captain Goodale
Brings Big Gas Bag Down From1 Ten Thousand
Foot LeveKat Areola, Miss., in Fifteen Hours.
""The two army balloons fromTort Omaha which left wie
fort Wednesday night late on experimental flights at high
levels to test weather maps and instruments, landed safely
The gas bag carrying Lieut. Col. W. F. Wuest and Lieut.
R.' A. Reynolds landed at 2 :25 o'clock yesterday afternoon
at Cabot, Ark.,, a few miles northeast of Little Rock, a dis
tance of approximately 650 miles. The craft flew at an
altitude of 5,000 feet, starting from the fort at 10:30Vclock.
The balloon piloted by Captain
Goodale, who was accompanied by
Lieut. C. L. Meisingcr, landed at
1:25 o'clock at Areola, Miss. The
start was made here at 10:47 p. m.
Areola is about 750miIes distant.
Messages received by Fort Oma
ha indicates the trip was success
The balloon flying at the higher
level went. 100 miles farther in 15
hours than the one at the lower level
in sixteen hours.
It had been expected the gas bags
would remain in the air for from
two to three days but the rate of
speed evidently exceeded expecta
Though the men declared before
Bride of Two Months Now
' Seeks Husband and $1,300
Police Asked to Search for Walter Scott, Former At
tendant in Council Bluffs Hospital, Who Took
Woman's Life Savings
' Has Not Yet Returned
Walter Scott, 24, took $1,300, the
lifetime earnings of his bride of
two months,, yesterday ' afternoon,
saying he was going to buy a pool
hall. Up to ,-Jt 'Ms.W this morn
ing he had not been heard from
arid the policewere searching the
city: for him., i
Mrs. Rose 'Scott, 27, came into
Central station last night arid re
ported to Sergeant Rose that her
husband had failed to return. Mrs.
Scott was on the verge of breaking
down. She sobbed when she told
how four months ago she had met
Scott,' in the' Jennie EdmundSon
hospital in Council Bluffs where
she was employed as a waitress
and he s an attendant.
"Two months ago we were 'mar
ried. We moved to 2420 Cass
street," she said "Walter hasieen
All Dope Taken in Last Five ,
;Raids Bears Same Labels
Shdwn to Have Originally Come From St. Louis Drug
i House; May Mean There is Leak in Federal Rev
enue Off ice ; Habit is Growing.
"In the last five raids made -Jiere,
in which dope to exceed in value
$1,000 was taken, every bottle seized
by the officers has borne the label
of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
of St Louis" said United States
Commissioned R. D. Neely last
night. , v
"Each of the last six bot
tles seized bear the govern
ment revenue stamp. That be
trays the fact that there is either a
leak in the federal re-venue office or
some licensed dealer is violating the
law and sooner or later wilLhave to
report a robbery." v
The commissioner's comment was
called forth by a seizure of six bot
tles of morphine, bearing govern
ment revenue stamps from E. H.
Van Hoesen, 2303 Leavenworth
street, last night by Detectives
Franks, Graham and s Eberstein.
Aged Man Disappears
Wrule She Is Absent
George Wasson, 84 ' years -old,
disappeared from Jhe home of his
daughter,' Mrs. A- P. Widman, .425
Lincol-i boulevard yesterday and
had not -been located up to 3 o'clock
this morning. .
.Mrs. Widman reported to the
police last night thaK her father'
had between .$80 and $100 on his
person when she left home yester-(J-v
..wrning to visit a friend. When
she returned at 5 p. m. he was gone.
Mrs. Widman fears for his safety.
Wasson came from Lincoln, leb.,
recently and was 'UnacqTiinted with
t'..e city. " "I am surosomedne has
drugged him ot harmed him in some
way and robbed him,' Mrs. Wid
man, said. - -
Wassoir was wearing a brown
overcoat and a dark gray hat with
a light gray band. Mrs. Widman
described nim as bcii g 5 feetj7
inches tall, weighing 135 pounds,
slender build, thin face and o
OMAHA, FRIDAY, APRIL , 18, 1919.
they launched forth on the first
journey of its kind in the history of
ballooning that they would drop
messages at frequent intervals from
their positions , in , the high
atmosphere, no . word was received
from them until they landed
nearly 1,000 miles away. , .
The objectof the flight principal
ly is to test the weather maps at
high elevations and make observa
tions by the use of the meteoro
logical instrument, which will be
used as references and guides in
making future flights in the ir.
Provisions enough to last for
three days were taken. The War
department at Washington is mani
festing keen interest in the'under
taking. to Buy Pool Hall and Who
working during the last three days
for the American Express company.
He told me today that he was going
to quit and draw what money- he
had coming and that if I would add
to it the $1,300 I had saved, he
Would buy the Myers & Klinger pool
hall at Fifteenth and Dodee streets.
"He told me how nice everything
would be when he . -d his own busi
ness and would be earning lots of
money. . -s
"I met him by appointment at 3
o'clock this afternoon in the Omaha
National bank and counted out the
$1,300 to him.
"I was so happy I hurried right,
Home to get rum his supper, torjie
said he'd "be home as soon as ne
made the deal. I waited and waited
and when, he didn't come home I
thougit maybe something had hap
pened to 'him.
Each bottle contained one-eighth of
an ounce and each bore the label xf
the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works.
Van Hoesen was charged with vio
lation of the Harrison drug act. His
case will be tried in federal court.
In the opinion of John Gillin, rev
enue agent for this district, fbe dope
habit is on the ascendency. "It is
as prevalent in proportion in Dundee
as in the third ward," h said.
To prosecute a man under the
Harrison drug act before the amend
ment of March 14, it was necessary
to prove that he had sold a quantity
of dope. Since the amendment took
effect, it is necessary to prove only
that the accused had possession of
According to Detective Fritz
Franks, Van Hoesen is also guilty
of the sale of one -of the six bottles
Belgian Soldiers to'
Visit Omaha During
Victory Loan Drive
A Victory loan party of ,115 Bel
gian soldiers, under command of a
Belgian captairff all of whom saw
service throughout the war and
made undying history for themselves
at the siege of Liege, will arrive by
special" train in Omaha Saturday,
April 26, coming from. Kansas Gty.
They will spend Saturday night in
Omaha, leaving early Sunday morn
ing for Des Moines. The Belgians
carry with them several pieces of
artillery which ar$ drawn by Belgian
dog teams,, the " same Teears that
were used in bringing ufraYtillery in
resisting the invasion of the Huns.
Washington Seismograph ,;
V Records Severe Earthquake
Washington, April 17. An earth
quake of unusual severity was re
corded late today by the seismo
graph at Georgetown university. It
was estimated that the center- of
the disturbance was located prob
ably 'in Central or South America.
n A TT-V
Breach Between Lloyd George
and Northcliffe Widened
by Former's 'Speech
London, April 17. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Open warfare be
tween David Lloyd-George,. Bris
ish prime nh'nister and Lord North
cliffe, England's foremost publish
er, is to the political world the most
interesting result of the premier's
flying visit to London from the
Paris peace conference and i his
speech before parliament Wednes
day. Lord Northcliffe and Baron Bea
verbxook, who served as' the official
eye-witness" for the" Canadian gov
ernment at the front in 1916, and
later became chancellor of the
Ditchy of Lancaster and minister of
information, always have been cred
ited with being the powers behind
the scenes who brought about tht
retirement of Premier Asquith and
the succession of Lloyd-George to
the head of the cabinet.
Newspapers Shift Attitude.
Northcliffe's newspapers gave
Lloyd-George general support
throughout his management of the
war, but when the general election
followed the armistice' they shifted
somewhat' to the attitude of friendly
critics. Only during the latest de
velopments of the peace conlerence
have they become sharply critical
of Mr. Lloyd-George's leadership.
The premier; in his' speech in' the
house of commons credited this fact
to the disease of vanity and point-
edlv hinted that it was due to dis
appointment on Lord Northcliffe'lfraaiitl'tltar when he pulled the gun
part that he had riot been appointed
on the peace delegation. Ihe pre
mier referred to the peace terms
Lord Northcliffe recommended in
the Times before the peace confer
ence began, saying:
"I am prepared to make some aU
lowance when a man is laboring un
der a keen sense of disappointment.
However unjustified and however
ridiculous the expectations may be,
under those- circumstances he al
ways is apt to think the world is
Times Makes Sharp Retort.
The Times today replied with a
slashing t attack, accusing Lloyd
George of overlooking reports pre
pared by experts.
"It is currently said, by Ms-colleagues
in Paris," the Times de
clares, "that while he is able to
read and write he does' neither."
After saying that the record of
the Times during the war speaks
fer itself, the newspaper apparent
ly threatens a future attack, say
'ing "some points of his war rec
ords require to be more l'u'.ly
known." . -
The Evening News, a NorthclirTe
publication, today prints a cartoon
of the premier hovering over West
minster in an airplane, labeled "Hot
Air," with bombs for the Ncuth
cliffe papers. '
1 Mr. Lloyd George and Lord
Northcliffe probably are the two
most influential personal forces in
politics and now that they are
fiercely and publicly arwar the ef
fect on Mr. Lloyd George's politi
cal fortunes and the test of the ii
fluence of the Northcliffe pVess,
wheh is expected to follow,' will
mark the beginning of a new po
litical chapter, the developments of
which are being discussed with the
liveliest interest. Each man is an
eager fighter, and the battle between
the little Welsh "giant" and the
"newspaper Napoleon" is not like
ly to be a tame one.
Women Freed From Harems
Wandering About Craze'd
New York," April 17. Dispatches
from Constantinople received today
by the American committee for
Armenian and Syrian relief reported
that, the problem presented by the
release of thousands of Christian
women and children from Turkish
harems in Asia Minor is constantly
growing. w Many have been given
shelter by relief workers but there
remain a large number wandering
about the country destitute, some of
them craad from hunger and ex
posure. , .
Telegrams received in Constan
tinople said the Turks'were casting
adrift Armenian girls they had taken
into their homes and" orphanages
for"the purpose of bringing them
up as Moslems,, believingthat by
thus setting themfree they them
selves might be" able to escape pun
The relief workers, the message
added, had dispatched a special train
of supplies and had set aside a spe
cial appropriation to meet the emer
Climb Called Off.,.
Colorado Springs, April 17. The
attempted climb- of the whippet
tank up Pikes Peak was authorita-
tively called off today, x
THE MAN FOR THE
Daily Sua.. 15.50: autelda Nt.
By Mall (I yur. Dalljr. M-Mi
Knudtson Held to District x
Court for Shooting Soldier;
: Testi m on y Is Conflicting
City Detective dharged With Firing .With Intent to pi.
' and Also With Intent to Wound ; Coleman Appears
at Trial in Custody of Two Military Officers.
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Detective Guy B. Knudston was held to the district
court by Judge Holmes in municipal court, where he faced
a preliminary hearing yesterday on charges of shooting with
intent to kill and shooting with intent to wound Private
Charles Coleman. v
, The judge announced tKat -from the evidence offered
he found there was reasonable cause to hold the defendant
for jury trial jnthe upper court on both charges as specified
in a complainT'sworn to by F. R Flinn, Coleman's uncle,
1500 Broadway, Council Bluffs. . '
Coleman, who was released from
a hospital Wednesday, appeared at
theXtrial in the custody of two mili
tary officers from Camp Dodge,
whither, the young soldier was tak
en last' evening on a charge of "ab
sent without leave."
The young Vife of Coleman, who
Iwas married in Omaha March 18,
the day before the shooting, did not
appear in court, but Mr. Flinn, the
boy's uiicle, was at his side all day
during the hearing. ' Coleman was
still weak from the effects of his
wound. Deputy County Attorney
J. H. Ready conducted the prosecu
tion and H. B. Fleharty represented
Says It Was Accident .
Afeature of the hearing was the
testimony of Knudtson, who de
clared that the shooting of Cole
man was accidental; that he car
ried a Colt's automatic and believed
that -the safety attachment had been
set , against the trigger; that he
pulled his gun on the second occa
sion after .having fired into the' air,
just to scare Coleman. In4he face
of that testimony, Attorney Ready
read Knudtson's signed statement
made to Superintendent of Police
Ringer last month, stating that "I
called him to halt, but he did not do
so, and then I pulled the gun down
on him, intending to shoot him in
the leg, but it went too high."
"Do you, still say that the, gun
went off-'accidentally?" asked the
county attorney? 1
"I do."-, replied the detective.
Knudtson qualified his testimony by
his thoueht was to shoot Coleman
in the-feg, but that the gun went
BLOW FROM SHIP
Seamen Drowned in Sight of
C:!diers Aboard Transport;
Fourteen Rescued by
, Quick Action.
New York, April 17. Homecom
ing joy ot 1,362 American troops on
the steamer Saxonia was dashed
this afternoon when the ( soldiers,
clustered ..cheering at the rail, saw
the naval tug Freehold sent to the
bottom of the Hudson river by a
blow from the Saxonia's propeller,
as she was working to warp the
big .liner iito her pier. ..
A, muster of the Freehold's crew
tonight showed three men missing.
Rescued members of the crew said
that they saw Larry Lanahan, chief
machinist's mate, sink after a short
Throw Out Ropes.
The Saxonia's 'decks, crowded '.o
the rail with returning troops, were
the scene of greatest confusion, but
only . for an instant. Then quick
thinking fighting men put their
thoughts into action. Ropes were
thrown overboard and five seamen
pulled from the Hudson.
Meanwhile the naval tug Craw
ford, also engaged in warping the
Saxonia into her dock, saved three
rnQre lives. Police, working Wrom
the pier, rescued another three and
a rowboat, hastily put out from the
shore, brought the total of those
saved to 14. X
The Freehold was less than three
minutes ill sinking. According to
witnesses it was shortly before 4:30
when the tug received -ks death
Sucked Under Ship.
Witnesses said that the com
mander of the Saxonia evidently in
tended to aid the tug by giving the
larger craft a "kick ahead." The
quick rush of water, however, tucked
the tug in under the stern. and the
Saxonia's 30-ton propeller blade de
scended like a knife on the stern
of the smaller vessel, Slicing it off.
Those on the deck hardly had
time -to run to the pier head be
fore the -tug's stack disappeared be
neath the waters of the Hudson.
Only the tips of her masts remained
abjve the surface.
Hitchcock to Speak
on League at Denver
Washington, April 17. The
League to Enforce Peace announced
tonight that Senator Hftchcock of
Nebraska, chairman of the foreign
relations committee of the' senate.
Kwill make an address on the revised
league pf -tiations-. constitution at
Denver April 27. V
off ahead of time on account of the
safety . device not tfaving been
Testimony of State.
Coleman and four other witnesses
for the state testified that when
Knudtson shot A Coleman, the offi
cer was close to the soldier, several
testifying that the detective had
hold of his prisoner al the time.
Relating the occurrences at Twen
tieth street and Capitol avenue on
the evening of March 19, Coleman
testified that Knudston grabbed him
by the arm and said, "Come here,
you of a of a. deserter."
Says Officer Threatened Him.
"He said he would smash my jaw,"
Coleman added. The witness then
stated that Knudston's first shot
whizzed past his head.
"He kept saying that he would
smash hie over"the jaw with his
gun, and he kept jerking me," he
"What did you say to him be
tween Twentieth and Capitol ave
nue and where you stopped?" asked
Prosecutor Ready.'' , .
"I told him that I was out of
breath and he replied, 'To hell with
your breath'. Then he made a swing
at me with his right hand which
held the gun. I struck him and he
made another swing at me.
- The soldier described how he was
shot.' He testified that Knudtson
was .at his sideband 'that he had
turned half way around to see where
his wife and mother were, when
Knudtson took hold of him with one
hand and held hjs gun in the- other
hand. . ' - ,
"He jammed the gun against me
(Continued nn Toga Two, Column Fonr.)
RUSSIA ON PLEA
OF DR. HANSEN
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Allies' Will Furnish Food and
Medicines on Condition
That Bolsheviki Ceasey
Taris, April 17. (By Associated
Press.) The allied and associated
powers are prepared to aid in the
reliet of Russia with foodstuffs.
medical supplies and Other neces
saries, provided there is a cessation
of hostilities "within' definite lines
in the territory of Russia." This
fact became known today in cor
respondence which has passed be
tween Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, head of
the commission appointed to feed
Russia, and President Wilson and
Premiers Clemenceau, Lloyd George
and Orlando. , ) '"
Premier Clemenceau, who tempo
rarily withheld approval of the
proposition, affixed his signature to
the agreement today.
Dr. Nansen in his appeal to the
council of four for aid in bringing
relief to Russia, where he said
thousands of persons were dying
monthly from sheer starvation and
disease, suggested a neutral and
purely humanitarian committee for
Lerjine is known to be willing
to accept food on the condition out
lined by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, and
discussed witluthe bolsheviki by va
rious neutral representatives at
Moscow. , ')
Three A irmen Ready '
to"Hop Off" for Flight
Across the Atlantic
St. Johns, N. F April 17.
While weather conditions at sea
were too unsettled today to per
vmit Harry G. Hawker, Austral
ian airman, or Capt Frederick
P. Raynham, rivaL to start their
transatlantic race, conditions here
were favorable enough to allow
Rayrrham to ,make a test flight in '
his biplane. x
( Hawker already has made his
trial trip and tonight both ma
chines are resting in their han
gars ready to take the air at the
first signs of clearing. ,
United States - naval aviation
officers have selected a site, on
the shores of the Bay of Biscay,
on the south toast of New Found
land, a few miles west of Cape-
Race, as the jumping off spot for
thfir trans-Atlantic flight, accord
ing to a report received today
from Trepessy Bay.
Limerick, Ireland, April 17.
Maj. J. C. P. Wood expects to
start on his attempt to cross the
Atlantic in an airplane early next
Fair and warmer Friday;
I Saturday probably fair,
cooler in we portion.
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Damages From Aerial Raids
diiu riuin ubiety in vim-
eluding -Peace. 1 , v
Paris, April , 17. (Havas) Ger- -
many intends to claim an indemnity
from the allies, according to the -
Frankfort Gazette., It says the Ger
man negotiators at Versailles will
ask payment for damages sustained
from aerial attacks, from thc-occu-
pation of "German territory by the
allied troops and for the delay in
concluding peace, causing a pro-.
longation of the bolshevik and Spar-
tacan trouble. ' 1
Wilsdn and Premiers WiU
Deliver Treaty to Germans
Paris, April 17. (By Associated 't
Press.) The procedure oh, the ar
rival of the German plenipotentiaries
. r : 1 1 t . i .1 - - -
ai Versailles lias vinuauy uccn uc
cided upon. It'will be President
Wilson and the premiers who will T
hold the first meeting and' deliver
th trMtv ae it is not Hpemed feas
ible to jiave all the allied powers
attend .his initial session. " - v .
The actual arrival of 4he Germans s i
at Versailles, it is stated, is sched
uled for Friday night, April 25, br.t
the meeting with the president and
premiers will not be, held until Sat-,
urday and may evetu,pe- deferred ,
until Mondayi ; - .. ' ; ' -
- Allow Time for Inquiries. 1
After the treaty is ' actually de-' 1
livered. k is intended to allow ade
quate time tor tne uerntans to males
inquiries concerning the various de-
tails before returning to Weimar. ;
This is expected to take about two
days, the first day being devoted by
the Germans to familiarizing them
selves with the terms, and. the ser-
ond day to answering such queries ?
as they may make. . . '
There is no purpose to have this
assume the character of a discus
sion, but merely the elucidation of
any points which may assist in ob
taining prompt and favorable action
when the plenipotentiaries return tov
Weimar. , '
It is believed the stay of the plen
ipotentiaries at Weimar Will cover
a week, thus bringing them back to
Versailles abouti May 8 to 10. This,
however, is conjectural, for. it is
dependent upon the rapidity of th
decisions reached at Weimar.
Alliance Indicated. '
Premier Lloyd-George's declara- ;
tion in the British -parliament, that
France had been given full guar- '
antees against a renewal -of German
attacks is the first authoritative
statement that such guarantees ,
have been given and arouses the
keenest discussion regarding the na
ture of the guarantees as affecting
the United States and Great Britain,
The French reports say that the
guarantees amount to an alliance,''
and the semi-official Temps says: '
Premier Lloyd-George's language j
admits of only one meaning. This
is that Great Britain and the United
States engage td sustain France in
case she is again attacked by Ger
many. Such an alliance is legiti
mate and netessary. Mr. Lloyd
George, would not pronounce such
words Tightly, and his announce-
ment is singularly instructive." ,
-Trie council of four, which firamec
the guarantees as part of the flhine
settlement, has thus far maintained ..
a rigid silence except for the gen
eral declaration of Mr. Lloyd
George. - -
I of Wp'rking Agreement
m the racking Industry
, wasningion, April l. Kepresen- r
tatiyes 6f the five big packing com
panies and their employes will meet -in
Chicago, April 23,-with represen
tatives of the government, to con.;
sider an extension of the working
agreement now in effect.
The agreement, covering watrea,
rhours and working conditions, is ef
fective- only for the period of the
war. The packing companies re
cently offered to extend it for one
year after the' conclusion of peaceV-
It is understood the workers are :.
favorable to the proposal. "
French Chamber Passes
' Eight-Hour Workday Bill '
Paris, April 17. The Chamber of i
Deputies this evening passed a bill '
establishing an- eight-hour day for 5
The vote was by a show of hands
after the chamber had adopted, an ?
amendment offered by former Pre
mier Briand providing that under no ".
circumstances could employers make
the reduction in "working hour a
pretext lor a reduction in w
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