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UNCLE SAM LOANS
$50,000,000 TO ITALY.
Washington, April 30. A new
loan of $50,000,000 was given Italy
today by the treasury to cover a
the Italian government ion Icon
tracts for war materials and food
stuffs from American producers.
The credit extension brought Italy's
total borrowing from the United
States to $1,571,500,000.
The loan has been under negotia
tion for several weeks and recent
A mrmsrmmrt at Paria teii1 finer
from the Fiume situation, it was
stated officially, have not bren con
sidered. Total loans to all allies now are
$9,238,829,000. Congress has author
ized total loans of $10,000,000,000.
and indications at this time are that
the balance of this authorization will
be sufficient to care for allied needs
between now and the declaration of
peace. After that date no further
loans to allied governments may be
PAIR OF SILVER FOX
PELTS SELLS FOR $1,120.
St. Louis, Aprtf 30. A lot of 1,400
silver fox pelts was placed on auc
tion at the spring fur sale at the
International Fur exchange today.
Half of the lot was disposed of at a
total of $135,000. A pair of the skins
sold for $1,120.
SWISS TO BUILD PALACE
FOR LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Geneva, April 30. A palace for
the permanent seat of the league of
nations will be constructed on one
of several beautiful sites along Lake
Geneva near the city. Meanwhile
the city authorities will place the
Palais Eynard, near the university,
at the disposition of the delegates.
Tomorrow will be a public holiday
in Geneva. The state council will
hold a special session in the morn
ing jn honor of the selection of
Geneva as the seat of the league.
off cables at london.
London, April 30. (9, P. M.)
(By the Associated Press.)
This is the first uncensored mes
sage the Associated Press has
cabled to America since 6 p. m.,
August 2. 1914.
The official press bureau closed at
9 o'clock tonight and correspon
dents may telegraph now as freely
as in pre-war times, but are still
subject to the defense of the realm
act if any message should be found
to disclose military secrets or en
danger the safety of the realm. '
WAR RELIC USED '
BY NEGRO IN BRAWL.
Chicago, April 30. The Ameri
canism of Albert Wright was up
held and his possession of a German-made
razor explained to Judge
Stewart today. Wright, a "negro,
used the razor in a brawl last night.
"Do you realize that this razor
was made in Germany?" asked the
-- '1 reckon it niusta been, suh. I
procured . it off n . a daid German
pusson out in nobody's land. ... I
knowed he was daid because I had
just pulled my bayonet outen him.
"Oh,1 you fought in France?" ex
claimed the court
"Yes, suh. I was a black devil
an' I thought this razor might be
"No, suh; for 'social pu'poses.
I esteem it highly as a keepsake,
"Well, the best I can do is to
discharge you and keep the razor.
Next case,' said the judge.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH MAY
New York, April 30. The drop
ping of all Old Testament readings
from church and Sunday school
services of the Protestant Episcopal
churches is under consideration by
the Episcopal church congress. The
matter was discussed by the Very
Rev.' H. E. W. Fosbroke, D. D.,
dean of the general theological
seminary and others. The churfch
congress cannot decide the matter,
its' powers being limited to recom
mending to the triennial general
RECORD BETTING EVENT,
St. Johns. N. F., April 30. The
trans-Atlanutvair flight bids fair to
become the biggest gambling event
in the British dominions, according
to reports received today by cable
"Lloyds are offering two to one
that the Martinsyde will cross and
two to onexthat the Sopwith will
fail. Four to one is quoted against
the arrival of either flier in England
this' month., and two to one that
neither will arrive next month. Five
to one was offered that neither
plane would finish the journey be
fore April 30." ,
Navigator Morgan of the Mar-,
tinsyde craft has ibeen betting
steadily on his- plane winning. He
"I have my shirt wagered that
we will win."
A sweepstakes, promoted among
merchants and fishermen, is exerting
interest .Polls are so arranged
that one may bet on the hour of de
parture, the hour of arrival, the crew
. to win the prize and the possible
crashing of either machine.
The annual sweepstakes on the
season's sealing catch has just
closed and the novelty of betting
on an event dependent largely up
on the whims of the air is making
SALOONS IN CHICAGO
PPREPARING FOR "WIND-UP."
Chicago, April 30. Some saloons
closed today and gentlemen who oc
casionally imbibe regarded the fact
as the beginning of the end. The
saloon men did not regard it as
worth while to renew their licenses
for the two months remaining before
Charles Dohmke and Sons, who
haveVdone business on the Rial to
for 35 years, and well known to two
Generations of actors, closed their
oors, as did Ed and Billy Welch, a
favorite resort of labor leaders.
, Ben Greengard, another, wet spot
on the Thespial way, ceased to be
. so last night A $404,000 restaurant
wilt occupy the Welch site.
Will Hand Shantung Peninsula
Back to China Under
' Agreement Reached at
Paris Conference. '
Paris, April 30. Agreement re
garding the Shantung peninsula and
Kiao-Chau which has been reached
between the council of three and the
Japanese delegates provides for
their transfer without reserve to
Japan, which voluntarily engages to
hand the Shantung peninsula back
It is added that Japan's other
agreements with China will not be
It will be left to the Chinese and
Japanese governments to agree
upon the details of the carrying out
of the treaty of 1915 and the agree
ments made in 1918.
"The Kiao Chau settlement is a
clear victory for Japan," says the
Reuter correspondent. "The coun
cil of three, after hearing both Chi
nese and Japanese delegates, arrived
at the conclusion that the Japanese
demands must be satisfied.
"Japan receives free disposition of
Kiao Chau in accordance with her
treaty with China in 1915."
The foreign ministers of the four
great powers today examined ques
tions concerning aid to be given to
the regions bordering on, the Baltic
sea,- the organization of provisional
administration for Schleswig,. sub
marine cables and similar matters.
Col. House Outlines
Plans for Launching ?
r - the League of - Nations
Paris. April 30. (By The' Asso
ciated Press.) Plans for launching
the league of nations were fairly
definitely outlined at a luncheon
which Col. E. M. House gave today
to Sir James Eric Drummond, the
secretary general of the league, Lord
Robert Cecil and others.
The plans are divided into three
main stages: First, preparatory de
tails, which will be worked out at
headquarters to be established at
London during the coming summer;
second, the inaugural meeting of the
league at Washington next October
under' the presidency of President
Wilson; third, the permanent es
tablishment of the league at Geneva
next fall or winter.
The preparatory details will be in
the hands of the committee of nine
designated by President Wilson's
resolution before the last plenary
Lsession ot the conterence, ioionei
House, Lord Robert Cecil and the
Greek premier, Eliptherios Venize
los will be among the members.
Colonel House, with a consider
able staff, will remain in Europe
after the conference closes. Pres
ident ,Wilson will fix the date of the
Campaign Half Over
and Only One-Quarter
of Loan Subscribed
Washington, April 30. The Vic-,
tory Liberty loan campaign was
one-half over tonight with only one
quarter of tht-total officially re
ported subscribed. Reports to the
treasury up to tonight showed sub
scriptions of $1,130,697,000.
If the loan is to be floated suc
cessfully, subscriptions of $375,000,
000 must be gathered daily until the
campaign's end, May 10.
At the close of the ninth day of
the fourth Liberty loan campaign,
the time corresponding to the pres
ent in the Victory drive, the nation
had subscribed $1,591,556,000, or
$461,000,000 more than has been sub
scribed so far to the Victory loan.
The percentage of the $6,000,000,000
total of the fourth loan subscribed
was 26)52 per cent as compared with
25.12 per cent of the current loan.
Bavarian Bolsheviki N
Defeated 'and Soviet
at Munich Overthrown
Copenhagen,' April 30. (By The
Associated Press.) The soviet gov
ernment in Munich has been over
thrown, according to reports in Ber
lin, says the correspondent of the
The correspondent adds that the
government troops, in accordance
with martial law, shot a number of
members of the red guard who had
been captured while a mob attacked
others of captured reds and tried to
kill them. -
Taildr Departs Leaving .
Long String of Bad Checks
, And Unfinished Garments
Otto Warren Collects Money From Patrons and Skips
Town; Leaves Employes in Lurch and Large
Number of C. 0. D. Packages at Postoffice; At
tachment and Replevin Suits Started.
Otto Warren, fashionable woman's tailor, 24 Patterson
block, has departed, leaving a line of creditors as . long as a
Fourth of July parade.
It is estimated that he owes $5,000 and it is alleged that
he was resourceful in his manner of lining his pockets with
money before he decamped.
. Eight attachments and 16 replevin actions are pending
against him in Justice Collins' court, and a warrant has been
issued for his apprehension on a charge of issuing worthless
John W. Light, barber, 1617 Far
nam street, states that he holds $700
of Warren's checks which jwere not
honored at "the bank. A newsboy
called yesterday morning at War
ren's place to collect 24 cents.
At the post office there are many
unclaimed C. O. D. packages of
dress materials sent from Chicago
to Warren, some of the materials
having been paid for by his patrons
in advance, it is declared.
Warren' was last seen here Sun
day. Cumulative evidence against
him indicates that he planned a big
He left his employes in the lurch.
Ellen Smisek, one of his workers,
stated that a check for $20 given to
her last Saturday for her week's
work was returned marked "no
funds." He owed Anton Shrauman
$37 for work, and Sophia Sternad
claims $23. Marie Uhear, who is ill,
is a creditor in the sum of $17 for
Mary Rodeski, cashier in Unit
Docekal drug store, cashed a $20
check which has been returned. Oth
er checks are coming in.
Women patrons of Warren called
LW.Wr'S SAY WILL
MAYOR SAYS NO
Executive Calls Them Revolu
tionary and Gives Orders to
Close Meetings, Though So-
cialists Side With Them.
Socialists and I. W. W.'s say they
will hold aMay day mass meeting.
Mayor Smith of Omaha says they
will not, and he has issued orders
to Police Commissioner Ringer and
Victor Danielson, manager of the
Swedish auditorium that any such
meeting must be disallowed.
Socialists and members of the I.
W. W., last evening at the socialist
headquarters, Twenty-first and Cum
ing streets, decided to hold the
meeting anyway in the same hall to
night. In a voice quivering with passion,
Miss Mildred E. Kerns, chairwoman
of the local branch of the socialist
party and former Los Angeles news
paper wonlan, severely arraigned the
attitude struck-oy the mayor in ref
erence to the proposed meeting. She
called it not so much a matter of
deliberate wrongdoing on the part of
the mayor as it was of ignorance of
the ideals which he is forcibly trying
Other Socialists Act.
While this action was being taken
at the socialist headquarters, Mayor
Smith was being condemned in still
stronger terms at anothes socialist
meeting at Wolk's hall, Twenty
fourth and Charles street. Support
of the executive body of the socialist
organization in any decision it saw
fit to take in the matter oj the
meeting, was voted.
' George Kapinski, head of the
committee perfecting arrangements
for the International Labor day cele
bration, described an interview he
had with Mr. Smith following the
mayor's announcement that he would
not allow any such celebration to
I. W. W. Revolutionary.
When asked by Mr. Kapinski to
assign a reason for his action, the
mayor repliedthat although he was
not completely opposed to the hold
ing of a strictly socialist meeting, he
would not consent to any I. W. W.
meeting in this city. The" mayor
stated that he assumed this attitude
because of the I. W. W. belief in
direct and revolutionary action.
While Woman Plarits Flowers
Steal Gems Worth $1,200
Daylight burglars plundered the
Harry FleTiarty home, 4172 Chicago
street, yesterday afternoon while
Mrs. Fleharty was planting flowers
in the front yard. They made off
with $1,200 worth of diamonds and
$125 in cash. Police believe that a
man who engaged Mrs. Fleharty in
conversation in the 'front yard did
so in order to give his accomplice
time to ransack the house.
It to Uncle Sam Than Lose
at his place all day yesterday and
were referred to the Collins justice
court, which is next door to the
tailoring establishment. Some of
these women, had ordered suits and
paid for he' materials in advance.
Warren made out the orders for the
materials on a Chicago house in the
presence of patrons, but die not tell
them that he sent the orders C. O.
D., as the post office records now
show. Garments left by Warren in
various stages of completion have
been claimed by the owners.
Start Replevin Action.
Amojlg those who started replevin
actions were Mrs. F. J. Schleier,
Nellie Witzling, Camilia Straub,
O. J. Rosenbaum, Frances Dougan
and Jeanette Friedman.
Among other creditors are a sew
ing machine company, furniture
company and a jewelry store.
Ellen Smisek, one of Warren's
employes, was wrought up when her
$20 pay check came back.
"Warren had too many women
friends," said said. "He liked the
women. Recently he bought a $500
diamond ring and paid only $100
(Continued on Face Two Column Two.)
Bauer - Buckwalter Contro
versy Takes New Turn When
Latter Causes Man's Arrest;
"Framed" He Says.
Joseph Bauer, wealthy farmer of
Morse Bluffs, Neb., was arrested last
night at Fourteenth and Harney
streets and charged with threaten
ing to kill Miss La Rene Buckwal
ter, who is defendant in a suit in
stituted by him for $12,000. Miss
Buckwalter also was arrested and
held as complaining witness.
Bauer believes he was "framed."
"I came to Omaha today at Miss
Buckwalter's request with my bank
er, E. E. Wolf of Morse Bluff,"
Bauer says. "Miss Buckwalter said
she wanted to settle our difference
out of court. She promised to give
me her home at 5016 Florence boule
vard, all her furniture, her automo
bile and all her diamonds except one
ring, if I'd drop the suit
"I was willing to do so. A Mr.
Hill met me last night at 6 o'clock at
Fifteenth and Douglas streets and
told me Miss Buckwalter wanted to
see me.. I met her in his, car a few
minutes later. We had dinner at
Didn't Drive to Bluffs.
"After dinner we came down town
and ,Miss Buckwalter asked me to
take a ride in her car. I said all
right, but she wanted to go to Coun
cil Bluffs and she wanted me to
drive. I was not going to drive her
into another state under the circum
stances, so I told her 'nothing doing.'
"Then she went into a cafe near
Fifteenth and Harney streets with
the Hills. I wouldn't go in. In a
little while she came out. I wanted
to drive away but she wanted to
stick around Fourteenth and Har
"Pretty soon a cop came up and
arrested us. He looked all through
the car and found an unloaded gun
in the front seat. It's all a frame-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Bumps Head on Safe;
Gets $3,600 and $9 ,
Week Rest of Life
Lincoln, Neb., April 30. The
Nebraska compensation commis
sioner allowed the total disability
claim for 300 weeks in the case of
Oscar Sadowski, employed by the
Omaha Furniture and Carpet com
pany. June 10 last, Sadowski
bumped his head on the office safe
and shortly after had a stroke of
apoplexy. His left side is para-,
The case was heard before the
compensation commissioner, the
hearing consuming part of three
days. The award gives Mr. Sa
dowski $12 per week for 300
weeks, and $9 per week the rest of
the man's life. The case has been
appealed to the district court
If Italians Will Agree to Com
promise, Wilson Will Make
Overtures for. Reopening
Rome, April 30. (By The Asso
ciated Press) The American am
bassador, Thomas Nelson Page had
a long interview on the situation to
day with Premier Orlando and For
eign Minister Sonnino, after which
he sent a telegraphic reportto Paris,
giving a full account of the point of
view of the Italians and the Italian
The hope js expressed in govern
ment circles here that there will be
an acknowledgement at Paris that
full powers have been given by the
people and parliament of Italy to the
cabinet and therefore to the Italian
delegation, and also . that a concilia
tory solution of the Adriatic prob
lem may be reached. .
Page Acts as Intermediary. ,
Paris, April 30. (By The Associ
ated Press) A message from a
French source in Rome says that
Thomas Nelson Page, the American
ambassador to Italy, has offered his
good offices to Premier Orlando,
with a view to finding a solution of
the Adriatic difficulty.
There is a .slight rift in the Italian
cloud, which gives hope of the clear
ing of the difficulties that have aris
en in the peace conference over the
Adriatic problem. Overtures for the
resumption of relations have not
come,, thus far, from eithef direction
but there are intimations from Rome
that overtures from Paris would not
be unacceptable, and would receive
Wilson May Make Overtures.
The prevailing sentiment among
the delegates, including several of
the American delegation, is against
soliciting a return of the Italian rep
resentatives and it was at first be
lieved that President Wilson shared
this view. Those nearest the pres
ident, however, asserted that if Italy
is disposed to relinquish 'Fiume and
accept the compromise the president
suggested, he could doubtless, in the
interest of harmony, "make such
friendly suggestions as would per
mit the resumption of relations by
the Italians without any sacrifice of
dignity or self-esteem.
These personal susceptibilities are
felt to be more of an obstacle at
present than the territorial merits
of the case.
Official Attitude Changes.
While popular sentiment in Italy
still insists on holding Fiume, the
recent official attitude has been less
insistent and apparently tends to
ward acceptance of one of th,g var
ious plans proposed by the council
of three, whereby Fiume would be
internationalized and some Dalma
tian outposts given to Italy.
It is the declared purpose of the
ouncil, as well as President Wil
son, not to yield on Fiume even if
the peace treaty is signed without
Italy's participation. But should the
recent official tendencies at Rome
take definite form of acceptance of
a compromise, the president's
friends say they are sure that no
feeling of pride will restrain him
from taking steps which will fully
restore the Italian delegation to its
former agreeable status in the con
ference. Revolt In Albania
Saloniki. April 30. The revolt in
Albania against the Italian troops
of occupation is spreading, accord
ing to Greek newspaper advices.
The rebel commander is said to
have a force of 4,000 men.
Several hundred Albanians it is
added, have sent a message to the
peace conference denouncing Italian
acts in Albania and affirming con
fidence in Essad Pasha.
Belgians Ask Advance
of Two Billion Francs
' Paris. April 30. (By The Associ
ated Press) The Belgians have
asked the council of three for a first
advance of 2.000,000,000 francs of
their share of the German indem
nity, ! according to French circles,
and it a'ppears that they have re
ceived definite and satisfactory as
surances. It is reported that there may be a
public plenary session of the con
ference Friday to discuss the re
sponsibility articles of the treaty.
It to His Enemies -Buy
German Delegate -Given
Meal in Four Years
Paris, April 30. The German
peace officials at Versailles are
living in the best style they have
known for four years at the Hotel
Des Reservoirs, where they are
closely guarded against possible
manifestations of hostility. They
are living "off the fat of the land."
They have this bill ot fare to
-choose from: . "
Sole, cpoked four different ways.
Mutton Roast Sirloin
, Fresh Vegetables
Peaches Strawberries Pastry
HUNS TO SHOW
AT 1 1 A. M. TODAY
One German Tells Newspaper
Men Sight of Devastated Ser
gions Wrung1' His Heart.
Paris, April 30. The credentials
of the German delegates to the
peace conference will be handed
over to an allied commission headed
by Jules Cambon at Versailles to
morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
Versailles, April 30 (Havas.)
When the German delegation to the
peace congress headed by Count von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, reached Ver
sailes last night it was received in
the name of the French government
by M. Chaliere, prefect of the de
partment orSeine-Et-Oise, to whom
the count expressed thanks on be
half of the delegation. The count's
secretary, Herr Rudigef, remarked
to the newspapermen:
"Words fail me to describe my
feeling as I crossed your devastated
regions, I hope the peace which we
are about to sign will give satisfac
tion to all nations."
The first session of the peace con
gress will be held in the room now
used by the supreme war council
and will be devoted to a verification
. The text of the peace treaty will
he presented to, the Germans at the
second session. in the dining room
of the Hotel Trianon. This is a
siperb apartment 75 feet square and
is virtually room inclosed in glass.
Water Rises in Lake. .
in San Salvador
San Salvador, April 30. The dam
age to life and property caused by
the earthquakes here Monday can
not yet be estimated, but it is large.
The government has proclaimed a
state of siege and engineers and
many workmen are engaged in
draining Lake Ilopango of the ex
traordinary increase of water which
is attributed to the earthquake. The
temperature of this lake has risen
and it is covered with the bodies of
dead fish .and debris.
The number of dead is not known.
British Government's Budget
Calls for Over Seven Billions
London, April 30. A statement
on the government's budget was
made to the house of commons to
day by Austen Chamberlin, the
chancellor of the exchequer.
For this financial year, the chan
cellor has to find 1,500,000,000
pounds ($7,500,000,000). On the
present basis of taxation he can
count on 936,000,000 pounds.
The national debt March 31, he
said, was 7,435,000,000 pounds, com
pared with the estimate of a year
ago of 7,980,000,000, and 645,000,000
pounds at the outbreak of the war.
Text of Peace Treaty
Being Cabled From Paris
Paris, April $0. (By The Associ
ated Press) Forty thousand words,
about half the draft of the peace
treaty,"have been cabled to the State
department in Washington. The
remainder is going forward steadily.
Thus the entire treaty will have been
transmitted in a day or two, for re
lease for publication upon authoriza
tion of the conferente. '
Brighton Beach "Bowery"
Burns; Loss Reaches Million
New York, April 30. With a Toss
estimated at $1,000,000, the famous
"Bowery" at Brighton Beach, Coney
Island, was wiped out tonight.
Starting in the big Brighton baths
structure, the flames quickly ate
their way intp the pleasure resorts
of the eastern section of Brighton
Beach, flaring high in the air in a
tower of light which was seen miles
out to sea, as well as from all over
Brooklyn and many parts of Man
hattan. The burned area covered between
12 and 15 acres.
Postal Company Applies
for Return of Its Lines
New York, April 30.-i-The Postal
Telegraph-Cable company made by
telegraph to Postmaster General
Burleson today "formal application'
for the return of its telegraph iines
at once. '
CLERK WITH SHARP
16 BOMBS IN MAIL
Mailing of Infernal Machines Timed to Kill in Connec
tion With "May Day" Demonstrations Cabinet
Members. Prosecutors in I. W. W. Cases and Advo
cates of Restriction Upon Immigration. '
New York, April 80. With the discovery in the New
York postoffice today of 16 infernal machines in addition to
a half a'dozen which have been delivered to prominent men
in various cities, federal detectives tonight were endeavoring
to run dovn the organizers of what is believed to be a nation-wide
plot to assassinate cabinet officials and other men
prominent in official and private life.
Bombs have been delivered at the homes or offices of
former Senator Thomas WHardwick of Georgia, Federal
Judge Kennesaw M. Landis of Chicago, Mayor Ole Hanson
of Seattle, District Attorney Charles M. Fickert and his
assistant, Edward M. Cunha, of San Francisco, and Represen
tative John L. Burnett of Alabama.
Among those found here today were bombs addressed to
Secretary of Labor Wilson, Postmaster General Burleson,
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, Chief Justice Oliver
Wendell Holmes and John D. Rockefeller,
IN CHAMBERS OF
Reporter discovers It in Ab
sence of Court and Gives
It, to Postal Inspector
Chicago, April 30. A package an
swering cIVsely descriptions of the
infernal machines discovered in New
York today was received in the
chambers of Judge Kenesaw Moun
tain Landis this morning. Jndge
Landis was absent at Rockford, 111.,
hearing cases, and the package lay
practically unnoticed on his desk for
It was addressed to "Mr. K. M.
Landis," and bore in red letters the
words, "Sample Novelty, .Gimbel
Brothers, 32 Broadway, New York."
It was this legend which attracted
the attention of a newspaper re
porter who knew of the disclosures
in New York.
The reporter notified Col. J. M.
Stuart, postal inspector, who took
the package to his office. He tele
graphed to New York for informa
tion as to a safe way to open it. .
of House Receives
Bomb Through Mail
Gadsden, Ala., April 30. Repre
sentative John L. Burnett, chairman
of the immigration committee of
the last house, narrowly escaped
serious injury or possibly death to
day by an infernal machine received
through, the mails.
The lid on the package stuck
when Mr. Burnett attempted to open
it, arousing his suspicions and he
turned the machine over to the
' The package was marked "Gimbel
Brothers, N. Y." and was similar in
every way to those sent to other
high government officials who have
been connected with proposals to
limit after-war 'immigration aid
with prosecution of espionage law
The package exploded with a loud
report when hit by a revolver bullet
fired by the police.
Justice Who Passed on DebsT
Conviction Intended Victim
Washington, April 30. Justice
Holmes, who delivered the suprerne
court's opinion sustaining the con
viction of Eugent'V. Debs for vio
lation of the espionage act was an
intended victim. Court officials tele
phoned all. the justices late today
warning thern to take care in receiv
ing their mail.
Seeking a motiv,e for the plot, of
ficials noted that Department of
Justice and immigration cfficials di
rected the recent deportation of a
number of alien agitators. Former
Senator Hardwick was chairman ot
the 'immigration committee of the
senate and the author of a bill to
stop .immigration for a period after
France Bestows Honor
Upon Brig.-Gen. Harries
Berlin, April 30. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Brigadier General
George Herbert Harries, who is con
nected with the work of Jhe re
patriation' of prisoners In Germany,
today, has been made a commander
of the French Legion of Honor in
recognition of his supervision of
engineering work at Brest.
So far as known, none of the men t
for whom the bombs were intended,
has been injured. Mrs. Thomas W,
Hardwick and her maid were se
verely injured by the explosion of
the bomb ihtended for the former
senator, which was received yester
day, and ' Representative Burnett
narrowly escaped injury by the ex
plosion of the bomb addressed to
him, which was received tonight
Timed For "May Day."
Officials tonight refused to com
ment on the motive of the wholesale
bomb-sending, but it was declared
significant that the discoveries were
made on the eve of "May Day,"
which has been set as the time va
rious demonstrations will lake place.
Agents of the Department of Jus
tice say they believe the mailing
of the bombs was timed to cause
a reign of terror on May day, ob
served throughout the world not
only by peaceful labor organizations,
but-the most pronounced radicals.
It was recalled that radicals in this '
country had threatened a demon
stration on May 1, in behalf of
Thomas J. Mooney, under sentence !
of life imprisonment in California for
murder in connection with a bomb
ble tonight it was apparent the mak
ers of the tombs hoped to extermi
nate every one who has been prom
inently involved in the prosecution
or deportation of members of the L
Not only were officers of the im
migration- bureau marked for de
struction, but also the authors of a
bill which would have stopped im
migration for a year. This meas
ure would have made it difficult for
Russian radicals to gain access to
this country. ,
All Bombff Identical
All of the bombs were identical tit
form and material, it is said, and all
were packed in the same manner
with fictitious tags, bearing the
name "Gimbel Brothers, New York"
Postoffice officials tonight said 14
bombs packed as those discovered
here today were being held in post
offices along the Pacific coast.
A sweeping inquiry by postoffice
inspectors, agents of the Depart
ment of Justice experts, was begun
at once into the activities of anar
chists and reds in this city.
At the same time a warning was I
issued by the district attorney's of-
fice to' all public officials, especially
judges, to watch for packages
(Continued on Page Two, Cotoma Mre.)
Secret Service Agents f
Know Where to Find
Anarchist j Leaders
Washington, April 30. Groups of
men of known anarchistic sympa
thies in New York, Philadelphia
Boston, uiicago and other jarge cit- ,
ies have been under close survellancc
by secret agents of the Department
of Justice and the treasury secret
service for several months, partic
ularly since the attempted assassi
nation of Premier Clemenceau in
It was said today that these agen
cies know where they can find an
archist leaders at this time and are
in position to arrest them if ther
is evidence that they were responsi
ble for manufacturing the infernal 4
machines and placing them in tht
These agencies will co-coerati
with the postal inspector in running
down the criminals, placing at the
disposal of postal authorities all evi
dence gathered in past months which
might shed light on the bomb out-.
rages. '-;' . j
n 1 m. l
uapiain rneips raine
Is Dangerously III .
Cant. Plieln Pain rivif vuAr
veteran, is seriously ill at his home,
Cliiodo apartment, No. 10, Twenty
fifth and Mason' streets. His doc- ,
tors have given up hopes of his re
covery. The captain is a pioneer of
this state and for the last 10 years
has been connected with federal in"
spection work at the South Omb
packing houses '
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