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DR BUTLER TAKES
HUN SAVANTS TO TASK.
New York, April 18. Acknowl
edgement of Germany's wrong
( doing and contrition by her scholars
and savants for "31 kinds of crime"
committed by the Germans during
the war must be indicated before
German scholarship and German
science can be rehabilitated in the
eyes of university men of France,
England and America, Dr. Nicholas
Murray Butler, president of Colum
bia university, says in reply to a
protest made by German professors
against "the outrageous action" of
the French high command in order
ing German educators to leave the
university of Strasbourg within 24
.PERMITTED ON SUNDAY.
Washington, April 18. The Sun'
day observance issue raised by pro
test of churches and ministers in a
number of cities against flying cir
cuses and exhibition of moving pic
tures in connection with the Vic
tory loan was met today by the
treasury in a decision to leave the
question to each community af-
Frank R. Wilson, director of loan
publicity, telegraphed the loan
chairman of each community where
the flying circuses of aviators 'are
scheduled to appear on Sunday, say
ing it was Secretary Glass' belief
that the dates should be abandoned,
but that the trains bearing the air
planes and crews would be run on
schedule and the exhibitions would
be held if all interests of a communi-
i ty agreed,
Preachers of Walla Walla, Wash.,
gave up their objections when it
was learned the demonstrations
were to be held in the afternoon
and not during church services.
. From scores of cities today came
word that local loan committees
,-liave made all preparations for open
ing the three weeks' campaign with
Na rush Monday, in efforts to raise
their quotas early in the possible
torder and leave the remainder of
the time for pushing subscriptions!
Self-interest constitutes the prin
cipal reason why the public should
subscribe, generously to the Vic
tory loan, said the federal reserve
board in its monthly bulletin today.
FOODSTUFFS PRICES -INCREASED
Washington, April 18. Foodstuffs
increased in price in March after
public hopes of a return to normal
levels bad been raised by a decrease
in February, said a report today by
' the bureau of labor statistics.
As a whole, 22 articles of food
were 2 per cent higher last month
than the preceding month and were
'14 per cent higher than March,
" 1918. . ... ,
For the six-year period, March,
1913 to March, 1919, the increase in
the retail prices of all foods was 80
per cent, with flour, bacon, lard
and cornmeal increasing more than
100 per cent each.
Butter declined 19 per cent in Feb
ruary, then increased 10 per cent in
March. Other increases in March
were: Sirloin steak, 1 per cent;
round steak and chuck roast, 2 per
cent; coffee and tea, 3 per cent; navy
: beans, potatoes, lie, eggs and milk
declined in price.
- OF BREWERIES TO CHINA
Washington, April 18. A protest
signed by American missionaries in
China and a number of natives
against any transfer of American
brewing machinery to China was
presented to the State department
today by officials of the Interna
tional Reform bureau. The depart
ment was asked to use its influence
"to prevent the imposing upon
China a business and an evil which
the American people and govern
ment had condemned as detri
NEWSPAPER IN PARIS.
- Paris, April 18. The first bol
shevik newspaper in France ap
peared "today under the name "Le
litre Censure" (the Title Censored),
as the title originally proposed, "Le
Bolshevik," had been prohibited.
The newspaper, a weekly, is edited
by Georges Anquetil, who, in an
editorial, proclaims himself a bol
shevik doctrinaire. The editor says
he will undertake a defense of bol
shevism. He denounces the present
condition of human society.
CONVICTED OF SWINpLE.
- Chicago, April 18. Harry Harris,
alias "Christmas Keough." whose
swindling of jewelers during the
week preceding Christmas day for
several years had earned him a na
tional police record and his sobri
quet, was found guilty of operating
a confidence game by a jury whieii
deliberated but five minutes today.
Harris refused to offer a defense.
"Christmas Keough" had eluded
the police for several years until
last Christmas when he was ar
rested at Pittsburgh. He is said to
have tassed so many forged trav
elers' checks for $200 each, drawn
against the Canadian Bank of Com
merce, that that institution at one
time ceased issuing checks of that
denomination. The police redit
him with obtaining nearly $500,000.
TROOPS ON THE RHINE.
Coblenz, April 18. (By the As
sociated Press.) Josephus Daniels,
secretary of the United States navy,
this morning had his first glimpse
: of American troops in fighting trim
m the occupied area of Germany,
when the Second division, including
a brigade of marines, passed in re-
" view before him in mass formation,
i Heroes of Vaux and Belleau wood
and othergreat battles of the war
marched past the reviewing stand.
On the hill-top parade grounds,
near Vallendar, on the east bank -of
the Rhine, on which the former
German emperor is said to have
.reviewed German divisions on their
'way to the front in 1914, 'Secretary
Daniels presented decorations, ,
VOL. 48 NO. 262.
Omsk Regime to Be Accepted
by Powers as De Facto
Government of Non-Bolshevik
Washington, April 18. Great in
terest has been raised in official and
diplomatic circles here, it was
learned today, by private advices
trom London stating jthat Great
Britain, France and Italy and the
United States propose to recognize
the Omsk government as the de fac
to government of non-bolshevik
Russia, as soon as the oeace treatv
is signed and the details incident to
it have been concluded.
This proposed solution of the
Russian problem is said in these
private advices to have been inti
mated by Premier Lloyd George in
discussions of the situation with
Britisli and Russian leaders in Lon
don. Some officials here, after lead
ing the advices, suggested that por
tions of the address of the British
premier in the house of commons
this week could be taken as indi
cating that the associated powers
had agreed to recognize the Omsk
Bolshevism Losing Ground.
President Wilson, it was learned
authoritatively today, has informa
tion that an appearance of bolshevik
strength is now being made through
the concentration - of the armed
forces at single points at the sac
rifice of the rest of Russia. The
president also has been - informed,
it was stated, that bolshevism rap
idly is losing ground among the
peasant class and with the receipt
of the food supplies which the as
sociated governments have decided
to furnish the movement, will
quickly collapse.' ' - . '. --
The Paris conferees have been
kept advised of the situation in Si
beria where the Omsk government
generally has been successful!, de
spite local troubles in the eastern
portion, officials said. The London
advices are said to point out that
the stability of all sections of non
European Russia under the control
of non-bolshevists had.led to the
decision to recognize the Omsk gov
ernment as de facto.
Financial Situation Improves.
Improvement in the financial sit
uation in Siberia is indicated in a
cablegram received by the Russian
embassy from the ministry of for
eign affairs at Omsk. The cable
gram, made public today, asserts
that white the ready money in state
credit institutions last July 1,
amounted to only 213,000,000 rubles,
at present the ready money in these
institutions amounts to 1,500,000,000
rubles. Payments of taxes and cus
toms are said to have been increased
more than 12 times since the Omsk
government came into existence.
German Writer Warns
Nation of Danger In
Refusing Peace Terms
Berlin, April 18. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) In a strikingly sober
article written by Eduard Bern
stein, the Vorwaerts warns the Ger
man nation of the dangers attendant
upon a refusal to sign the terms of
peace and declares the world will
not absolve former Emperor Wil
liam and his advisors from respon
sibility for all the misery of the
war. " i
The article points out the enor
mous damage done to French terri
tory and says:
"Everyone acquainted with the
facts knows that the allied demand
for the -delivery of coal for a
specified period is based upon eco
nomic necessities although a legiti
mate objection can' be made to the
demand for pledging the output of
the entire Sarr district. In any
case we cannot save the Saar dis
trict for Germany by threats."
Col. Wuest's Balloon
Forced to,Land Because
of a Lack of Ballast
Lieut. Col. W. F. Wuest and
Lieut. R. A. Reynolds, who piloted
one of the two balloons which start
ed Wednesday from Fort Omaha to
test government, weather maps and
instruments, and which landed
Thursday afternoon safely near Ca
bot, Ark., were forced to descend
because their supply of ballast was
exhausted, according to word re
ceived last night from "Little Rock.
Colonel Wuest declared his craft
registered elevations from 5,000 to
10.000 and that the journey was sat
isfactory in every particular. Colonel
Wuest and Lieutenant Reynolds left
Cabot at 6 o'-clock Thursday night
for Omaha. The balloon was shipped
on the same train
t'ttni M Mcod.elti mUn May 2, I9M. it
Omili l. 0. under met ! Man S, 1879.
British' Aviator Missing
. In First Leg of Attempt
To Fly Across Atlantic
Major Wood Starts From East Church, England, for
Limerick and Disappears After Passing Sherness;
Eastbound Flights From Newfoundland Delayed
by Unfavorable Weather; Americans Preparing.
East Church, England, April 18. Maj. J. C. P. Wood
left East Church at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon for Limerick,
Ireland, on the first leg of his
in a Short airplane.
Major Wood started his
was very little wind. He was accompanied by Lancaster
barker, a test pilot for the Snort
Aviator and Plane Missing.
Limerick, April 18. Up to mid
night nothing had been heard here
or at any airdrome in Ireland of
Maj. J. C. P. Wood, the British avi
ator who plans an Atlantic flight,
and who left East Church early
this afternoon for the Irish base
from "which he proposes to start
his flight for America. y
No news has been received of
Aviator Wood since he passed
Sheerness yesterday evening. Sheer
ness is only a short distance from
where the aviator started.
Held Back "by-Storms.
St. Johns. N. F.. -April 18. Cy
clonic areas between New Found-
land and Ireland, which are pre
"We Must Stay.on the Rhine"
Declares Marshal Foch
"Our Peace Must Be Peace of Victors and Not of Van
quished," Asserts Allied Commander-in-Chief;
Germans "Envious and Warlike People," He Says,
, and Would Go to War Again.
London. April 18. The corre
spondent of the Daily Mail send.-i
an interview he had with Marshal
Foch in which the marshal is quoted
as declaring that", "our peace must
be a peace of victors and not of
We must stay on the Rhine,
Marshal Foch said. "Prav impress
that on your countrymen. It is our
only safety and their only safety. We
must double lock the door.
"Remember those seventy million
Germans will always be a menace
to us. ihey are an envious and
warlike people. Their characteristics
are not changed. Fifty years hence
they will be what they are today.
Do not trust the appearances of the
Rhine Only Safe Barrier.
Marshal Foch then discussed with
he correspondent the possibilities
of another war. Asserting that what
saved the allies at -tire begmniiiK of
the present war was Russia, he asked
on whose side Russia would be in
the next war, "with us or with the
The marshal then argued that only
Scott Calls Wife on Phone
To Say He's Under Arrest
Man Who Decamped With Helpmate's Lifetime Sav
ings Communicates With Spouse Over Telephone
From Kansas City, But Tells Story That Proves
Untrue; "I Look for Him Back, Soon," She Says.
Waller cott, 2420 Cass street,
who disappeared Thursday after
noon with $1,300, the savings of
his bride of two months, telephoned
Mrs. Rose Scott Friday afternoon
that he had been arrested in Kan
sas City and that the police were
making preparations to take him
back to Omaha at once.
When Mrs. Scott called back to
the Kansas City police they denied
they had arrested him, saying that
she would have to swear out a com
plaint in Omaha before they could
Later it developed that the party
who talked to Mrs. Scott Thursday
Man Peddles "Dope,"
Wife Vends Liquor,
While her husband peddled dope,
according to detectives, Mrs. E. H.
Van Hoesen was doing a land of
fice business in vending whisky, ac
cording to Detectives Lundeon, Van
ous, Potach and Hays, who arrested
Mrs. Van Hoesen at her home. 2303
Leavenworth street, last night. Mrs.
Van Hoesen is charged. with illegal
possession of liquor. Thirty-six
pints of whisky were taken from her
"They'll be giving it all back to
me as soon as I tell the judge my
story," Mrs. Van Hoesen advised a
reporter last night.
Van Hoesen was arrested Thurs
day night and charged with viola
tion of the Harrison drug, act. Six
bottled of morphine bearing revenue
stamps were taken from his posses
sion. He is (being held for federal
attempt to cross the Atlantic
flight in ideal weather. There
venting Harry G. Hawker and Capt.
Frederick f. Kaynham, rival avia
tors, from starting their transatlan
tic aerial race for the $50,000 orize
ofifered by the Daily Mail of Lon
don, will not move out of the course
for at leastwo days, according to
a weather report.
Testing American Plan'es.
New York, April 18. The na J
seaplane NC-2, which refused to
take the air yesterday "because of
experimental -conditions" received
today "a routine test in fliglit" ac
cording to a formal announcement
tonight by naval officers in charge
of the department's plans for a
transatlantic flight next month. Fail
ure of. the plane to rise yesterday
was said to have "proved nothing
against the machine."
on the Rhine itself would it be pos
sible to arrest the Germans in the
event of another attack. He talked
long and earnestly about the Rhine
and said that some people would ob
ject that it would take too many
troops to hold the river.
"But it will not take so many as
it would to hold a political frontier,
for the Rhine may be crossed only
at certain points where "as a new
political frontier to France can be
broken anywhere," he said.
Will Make No Mistake.
"The next time, remember, the
Germans will make no mistake,"
said Marshal Foch. "They will break
through into northern France and
seize the channel ports as a base of
operations against England. They
failed the last time because they
did not believe England would come
in and when they found she was
coming in it was too late to change
"You think the Germans will have
no arms for another attack. Ho, ho,
how do you know? By the time
you found out they had got them,
it would be too late."
afternoon gave the name Swager at
Main S480, Kansas City, Mo.
"When Walter talked to me over
the telephone he was very nervous
and he was crying," said Mrs. Scott
last night. "I think he will come
back of his own accord soon. If
he does and can not give a satis
factory explanation of his conduct
I will file suit for divorce. I in
tend to see the county attorney in
the morning and swear out a coin
plaint against him.
"If Walter had been unknown to
me, and had sneaked into my room
or had held me up and taken my
(Continued on Page Hlx, Column Four)
Sc.hool Wagon Struck
by Train; Six Children
Killed, Six Injured
LaPort. Ind April "18. Six chil
dren were killed, another was fatally
injured and six were severely in
jured today when a school wagon
was struck by a Westbound Grand
Trunk mail train at a grade crossing,
jusf east of the village of Kingsbury,
seven miles south of here.
The. wagon was driven by Mrs.
Walter Johnson, whose husband is
the regular driver, and she and her
two small children, who wf e on the
driver's seat, escaped with slight in
juries. v. Firemen's Strike Ends.
Cincinnati, April 18. A settle
ment of the controversy between
city firemen and city officials was
effected late today when the fire
men voted unanimously to accept
the terms of Mayor John Galvin,
under which the men will be reinstated.
Two Concerns Distribute Brew
of 2 3-4 Per Cent Alcoholic
Content "Labeled "Non
Intoxicating" New York, April 18. Brewers or
the New York district took action
today intended to speed court de
termination of their claim that beer
of 23-4 per cent alcoholic content
may be produced without violating
the food conservation regulations,
when two of their number began
distribution of a brew of the
strength specified in barrels bearing
labels describing it as a non-intoxicating
The kegs, sent out without reve
nue stamps, which the collector had
refused, carried tags announcing
that sums equivalent to the cost of
the stamps had been deposited i n
banks to await the claim of the gov
ernment. Attorneys for the brew
ers, who advised their action, de
clared that other manufacturers, in
New York and elsewhere through
out the country also would begin
Manufactured in December.
The beer shipped here, from the
Hoffmann and Gambrinus brewer
ies had been manufactured since
December V, when, by presidential
proclamation, use of grains for
brewing was prohibited, to be mod
ified early this year by permission
to make non-intoxicating or "near"
beer, which the revenue department
classified as containing less than
one-half of 1 per cent alcoholic con
It was expected thaf the brewers'
action would precipitate a move by
federal authorities intended to stop
the sale of unstamped " beer, thus
bringing into the criminal courts
the manufacturers' contention, al
ready raised m civil suits, that the
2-i per cent brew, being without
the scope ot the food conservation
and prohibition statutes forbidding
production ot intoxicants, it is be
ing manufactured and sold, now
and in the future under either tie
wartime or permanent prohibition
status, in compliance with the law.
Tax Tender Refused.
The Hoffman breweries notified
the internal revenue collector early
this week of their intention to re
sume distribution of the 2A per
cent product. This was the stand
ard during the greater part of Amer
ica s participation in the war, under
the food regulations.
When applications for revenue
stamps was denied, the brewers
tendered payment of $6 for every
barrel of 31 gallons to the author
ities. When tins was refused, it
was decided by the Hoffman and
also the Gambrinus concerns to-de-
liver goods without stamps, and
special labels prepared on order of
r.lihu Root and W illiam D. Guthrie,
counsel for the brewers of the coun
try, were attached the barrels.
Washington, April 18. In absence
of Internal Revenue Commissioner
Roper, officials of the revenue bu
reau tonight would not predict what
action miglit be taken in the case of
the New York brewers who today
started distribution of beer con
taining 2-34 Per cent alcohol, claim
ing it to be lion-intoxicating under
existing laws and regulations The
only action of r the bureau so far
has been to refuse to authorize the
sale of revenue stamps to brewery
desiring to make beer with this
alcoholic content, since regulations
place at one-half of 1 per cent the
maximum alcoholic content or non-fl
nucxicaiing oevcrages oi any Kina.
War Material Distribution
Awaits Action of Congress
Washington, April 18. All ma
terial captured from the enemy is
property of the United States gov
ernment and not of "the individual
soldier or the organization making
the capture, the Wat department has
held in replying,to hundreds of in
quiries from states, counties and
municipalities as to the disposition of
.Until congress has authorized such
action, it was said officially today,
the department has no authority to
distribute any of this material,
either temporarily oi permanently.
Steps have been taken, however, to
insure the proper collection and list
ing of captured war material in order
"to make intelligent distribution in
such -manner as congress may here
after prescribe." .
, London, April 18. The prestige
of the Paderewski government in
Poland has been affected seriously
by the "position of the allied and as
sociated powers regarding the trans
port of Polish troops from France
to Poland, according to advices re
ceived here. Local fighting contin
ues on the borders of the Posen
district and has spread to the bor
ders of East Prussia 1 " !
Dally and Sua.. 15.50: outildt Nab.
By Mall (I year). Dally. MM;
Fate Similar to
May Await Hun Ex-Kaiser
At Hands of Allied Powers
Peace Conference Meets With Difficulty in Outlining
Procedure to Briiig War Lords to Trial; Court
Martial is Planned for Purely Military Offenders
Accused of Excesses.
Paris, April 18. (By The Associated Press.) The plan
of the council of four to have Belgium prosecute the former
German emperor on the charge of responsibility for the waV
is meeting with objections which have brought up the whole
subject for revision. -
, Those who have the matter in hand divide the question
of war responsibilities into twp distinct classes. '
The first class includes military
and naval offenders, like General
Ludendorff and Admiral von Tir
pitz, and those accused of various
excesses against the usual rules of
The second class includes former
Emperor William, ex-Chancellor
von Bethmann-Hollweg and others
whose offense is chiefly of a polit
Plan Joint Court-Martial.
Concerning the first class, that of
military offenders, it is agreed' that
there is no international court
martial suitable to undertake such
military trials, but it is -pointed out
that every country has its own sys
tem of court-martial for military
offenses committed within its
This ltas developed the suggestion
that these countries combine their
courts-martial and act under a single
military procedure, codified from all
the separate military codes.
A joint courtrmartial would thus
be constituted, capable of dealing
HERE TO BOOST
VICTOR LO AN
Eight Men Arrive From Recon
struction Hospital at Fort
Des Moines; to Have ;
Booths in Court House. "
Eight veterans of the world war,
wounded on the fields of Flanders,
where they aided in putting the
cause of humanity over the top, ar
rived in Omaha on the Rock Island
at 5 o'clock Friday evening to as
sist in putting the Victory loan
over in this city. The men came
from the reconstruction department
of the Fort Des Moines hospital,
where they were educated in new
lines of industry.
The men are headed by Lieut.
George B. France. They will open
shops in the rotunda of the court
house where they will illustrate the
things taught them at the hospital.
Staying at "Y."
Quarters in the Y.' M. C. A. have
been provided for the veterans. They
were met at the train' by a com
mittee coinposed of E. T. Swobe,
Frank Selby and Charles L. Sykes.
But one of the party of veteran
fighters has limbs in perfect con
dition. He is Eldia Roth, a first
class sargeant in the Four Hun
dred Eighty-third aero squadron.
The disciiarged fighter's back was
(Continued on l'ase Six, Column Three)
U. S. Missionaries
of Inciting Uprising
New York, April 18. The
Japanese government suspects "one
or two American missionaries of a
connection with the present uprising
in Korea, but has followed the
most considerate method of dealing
with the matter and has not arrested
them," according to an official cable
message from Tokio, made public by
Chonosuke Yada, Japanese consul
general in New York.
The cablegram denied reports that
at Pingyang "a Japanese soldier
struck an American lady missionary
with the butt end of his gun," or
that at Noburu-Kawa "our soldiers
searched the home of an American
missionary and forced their way
into the bedroom of his wife.
Thorough investigation of the
Pingyang incident, the message said.
showed "the report originated from
the action of a Japanese soldier try
ing to force back the passage of a
crowd with his gun held horizon
Auto Runs Down and Kills
Chicago World's Fair Head
Chicago April 18. Harlow N.
Higenbotham, who died in New
York today after being struck by
an automobile, was widely known
as president of the World's Co
lumbian exposition held in Chicago
He was one of the citv's few re
maining leaders of the (feneration in
which Potter Palmer, Marshall Field
and Levi Z. Leiter were chiefs of in
dustry in Chicago and the middle
Mr. Higenbotham would have
been 81 years old next fall
with offenders of the first, or mil
itary and naval class. (
Napoleon's Case Precedent.
Concerning the political offenders,
it is said that a tribunal is not neces
sary and would be. ineffective, owing
to the legal immunity of political of
fenders. Therefore, it is maintained, that
the actjon against Napoleon I fur
nishes a precedent for, the determin
ation of the allied course, as a gen
eral measure of policy.
In the case of Napoleon there was
no trial, but he was confined on the
Island of St. Helena as a general
measure of policy for the tranquillity
Some such general policy is de
signed treach ex-Emperor William
and other 'political offenders, with
Belgium or another country, against
whom the political offenses charged
werj chiefly directed, acting for the
purpose of securing the extradition
of the individual as a preliminary to
putting the general policy into ef
WAIT FOR FINAL
Not More Than Third of Mem
bers Wait for. Final Clos
ing of Session; No
Roll Calls Taken.
' By a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, April 18. Fewer than
a score of representatives and not
more than a third of the members
of the senate were on hand for the
final windup of the 37th session of
the Nebraska legislature.
With several hundred pages of
bills to be prepared by the house
and senate assistants, there seemed
to be little prospect of adjournment
before Saturday morning, although
some of the faithful were hopeful
of winding up the work tonight.
Neither branch of the legislature
made any pretense today of trans
acting business, waiting until the
engrossing of the bills had been
completed. The final drafts of the
big appropriation hills cave oros-
Ipect of several hours' work, while
tne tasK ot typewriting ana proof
reading the huge pile of enrollments
to the code bill was still unfinished.
No Roll Calls.
All remaining business in both
branches will be catalogued in the
official journals under" the date of
Thursday, as the lack of a quorum
at either end of the capitol prevents
a roll call being taken.
Speakers Dalbey and Lieutenant
Governor - Barrows, however, have
not had the clocks stopped and the
records do not show that any par
ticular tinve has been agreed upon
tor adjournment. The camouflage
(Continued on yl'ane Six, Column Two)
Robbers Let Victim
Keep Watch as It Was
"Present From Mother"
Two benevolent holdup men last
night refused to take Floyd How
ard's watch because it was a pres
ent to Howard from his mother.
Howard is a taxi driver. ,
He told the police he took two
colored men ' as passengers from
Fourteenth and Howard streets to
Twenty-eighth and Ohio. At their
destination one ST the men, wearing
a soldier's overcoat, thrust a Colt .45
caliber pistol, the kind used in the
A. E. F.. into Howard's face, tellinc
hinnto "throw 'em up." The other
man searched Howard's pockets.
Howard asked that they leave him
his watch as it was. a present from
his mother. .They gladly agreed to
"I wouldn't be taking your money
even, if my mother weren't sick,"
explained the man with the gun.
Howard admitted he was sorry the
man's mother was ill.
Adopt "All Texas" Route.
Mineral Wells, Tex., April 18.
The "All Texas" route of the Bark
head national hicrli
phis to El Paso wj adopted to
day bv the directors of ih UmV.
head Highway association. P;-
posals that the highway run through
Oklahoma aiTd maki a 'Wnln innn"
from Sweetwater, Texas, through
tne mountains ot. Mew ' Mexico by
WAV of Ponvufll rrr ..-.f..,l
after lively arguments
THE WEATHER t
Partly cloudy and lomewhat un
ettUd Saturday and Sundayi
coolar in weat portion Saturday.
8 u. in .4.1 1 . m..
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BY JUNE I
President May. Bring Signed
Treaty as Germans Are, Re
ported Anxious for Early
ParisApril 18. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) It was stated in well
informed quarters tonight that the
situation of the peace negotiations -was
such that President Wilson
probably would be. aole to sail r
homeward May 20, and possibly a ' .
littje earlier May 15. .
The belief was expressed that the
president would call. an extra ses
sion of congress to convene between
May 15 and June 1.
Present indications arc that the
peace treaty will be signed before
the president's departure. Informa
tion reaching the delegates tends to .
show that the Germans are not
planning to take up time and delay -the
signing of the treaty, as' they
desire a settlement of the peace
terms at the earliest possible mo
ment. , .
It developed, today that contrary
to the plan originally contemplated r
there willbe no German text of the
Polish-German Boundary Fixed.
With the refurn of David Lloyd
George, the British premier, the
council of four, comprising the Brit
ish, French and Italian premiers and
President Wilson, resumed its de
liberations today in the Pars "white
The Polish-German boundary
questionvwas finally disposed of by.
the council today. No announcement
was made of the decisions taneh but
it is understood that Danzig will be
internationalized, while the Poles
will have a corridor running from
that city to their frontier to give
them access to the sea.
Only routine work in connection
with the coming of the German dele
gates was taken up this afternoon. -
The most important, remaining .
question to be settled is that of the
Jugo-Slav and Italian claims in the
Adriatic. This matter will come up
tomorrow. Baron Sidney Sonnino,
Italian foreign minister, will set
forth the Italian case, it is expected.
It was said tonight that the coun-
cil of four intends to settle this ques
tion at tomorrow's session.
Thirty - Second Division
U. S. A., Leaves Germany
on Homeward Journey
Coblenz, April 18. (By The Asso
ciated Press.1 Homeward knnnri
the first unit of the Thirty-second '
division to start for the United
ernoon. At a station near Neuwied,
on the right bank of the Rhine, the
headquarters troop of the division
made up of former Michigan and
Wisconsin national guardsmen, be-
gan entraining this morning. The
Schedule calls for fhrep train tlailu' '
for six days until the entire division
nas transported to Urest for em
barkation. Washington. Anril 1R TTnita nt
the Forty-second or Rainbow, the
Eighty-third (Ohio and western
Pennsylvania national afmiV ih
Thirty-fifth (Missouri and Kansas
national pnanh and the Tu.ntv.
eighth (Pennsylvania national guard)
divisions, were announced today by ' -the
War department as having sailed
irom c ranee. , . ;
National League Season 'S i
Will Open in Boston To'day
Boston,' April 18-i-The. National
league base ball season will open
here tomorrow, with moYning and
afternoon games between the Boston
Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
It was announced tonight - that
Pitchers Cadore and Pfeiffer would
occupy the -mound for the Brooklvn
aggregation with Rudolph and NehJ
furnishing the local opposition.
. Fully 5,000 veterans of the Yanke
division are expected to be guesti ot
President G. W. Grant of, the local
club. Sport gossip and weather
forecasts indicate record attendances - "
for the opening games. (
, These wU be the only champion
ship major league games played to
morrow, the season being advanced
from Wednesday in order to allow
the local club to take advantage of
the holiday. -
French Railway Workers
Postpone General trike
Pans, April 18. (Havas.) Alt
though the railway workers have de
cided tc postpone the calling of a
general strike, it is announced that
there will be a cessation of work
for 24 hours for central services and
inrre minute for road ervii
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