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BITS OF NEWS
BANS I. W. W. MEETING. '"
Milwaukee, May 15. The propos
ed Industrial Workers of the World
meeting planned to be held at a hall
here on Saturday night will not be
permitted to take place, accordig to
word received from Governor Fhil
lpp late this afternoon, , .
CRACK U. 8. REGIMENT
TO PARADE IN LONDON.
Cobjenz, May IS. General Per
shing left here for France Wednes
day by way f Luxemburg and
will proceed to; London next week.
.Major Generals Liggett and Hines
also are to attend the celebration
ofEmpire Day in London, on which
uivasiun one 01 me smartest regi
ments from the Third army will
march before King George. .
STOCK EXCHANGE SEATS
REACH NEW HIGH PRICE.
' New York, May IS. A new rec
ord for the sale of seats on the New
York Stpck exchange was made to
day when several were sold "at $80,
000 each. r'-.. ,
MAJOR WIRZ MONUMENT
PAINTED IN HUN COLORS.
Americus, Ga.,' May 15. Blame
for defacement of the monument at
Andersonville, Ga., in honor of Maj.
Henry E. Win, commandant of the
confederate prison at Andersonville
during the civil war, was laid todav
t... i. i .. c
field here to two soldiers now out
vf c AnraA r A Dtit a Ia I If A m 11m
attached to the Souther field. The
monument recently was painted in
the German colors, black, red and
The discharged men blamed for
the defacement by the board are
Harold Lackey, an officer, and My
ron E. Lackey, an enlisted man,
both of whom were said to have
gone to California after release from
military service.. Private McNa'ly
was given I court-martial hearug
BULL CALF BRINGS
$25,000 AT AUCTION.
Madison, N. J., Ma 15. Florham
Leader, a 2-months-old Guernsey
bull calf, was sold at auction here
today for $25,000, said to be a new J
record price for any animal of its
breed. Oaks Farms and Hugh Ban
croft, both of Massachusetts, com
bined to make the purchase, paying
$10,500 above the previous record
price. ! -.V . ' .
The auction today.-which was at
Florham Farmsr. resulted in the
transfer if '83 Guernseys, including
show champions and the highest
producing blood lines of, the breed,
it was said, for a total of $180,275.
an average of approximately $2,172
ahead. - .
U. S. A. CASUALTIES
TiTTRTNO WAS 286.044.
Washington, May 15. Revised
figures .made public today by the
War department showed that the.to
tal casualties of the American ex'pe
ditionarv forces durinar the war was
286,044. Battle deaths numbered 48,
909 and the total of wounded was
placed at 237,135 with the explana
tion that, this represented a duplica
tion of about 7,000 by reasot: of the
fact that many men were wounded
more than once.
Total casualties of the Forty-second
(Rainbow) division were 16,
005, of which 2,713 were battle
deaths, and 13,292 wounded, and of
the' Eighty-ninth division, 8,813
1,419 battle deaths and 7,394 wouni
ed. T .
Laymen Chosen Moderator for
First Time; William 1 J.
'Bryan Fails to Enter
. . . the Contest. ,x.
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St. Louis, May . IS. J. Willis
Baer, Pasadena, Cal., banker, late
today was elected moderator at the
131st general assembly of the Pres
byterian church of the United
States in session here. ' . ; . '
This is the first time in history a
layman was chosen as the highest
officer of the church,
Mr. BaerV opponent was the Rev.
Dr. S. Hall Young, an Alaskan mis
sionary, ; ,' ' -
The election resulted from the
first ballot, which . gave Mr. Baer
476 votes and Dr. Johnson 348. Mr.
Baer was the only layman nominat
dr . . i -
.- Bryan Not Candidate.
William J. Bryan, who had been
spoken of , frequently as a possible
contestant, did not arrive in St.
Louis until after the election.-. This
precluded him from becoming a
candidate, as the assembly has nev
er chosen a moderator who was not
on the floor at the time of the elec
tion. - . -
Mr. Baer is vice chairman of the
New Era movement, which has on
hand the raising of $38,000,000 foi
Presbyterian church work, and is
former associate secretary of the
board of home missions. For many
years be was general secretary 01
the Christian - Endeavor, and is a
former president of Occidental col
vlege,- Los Angeles. -:"
" Aids Inter-Church Move. . .
He also is a member of the exec
utive committee of the Inter-church
World movement, which pians the
alliance of all Protestant churches.
The movement hat been denounced
by many commissioners at pre-as-sembly
gatherings, but commission
ers tonight expressed belief that
Mr. Baer's election to the rooder
atorship might bring about, indorse
mcnt of the movement by the as
sembly. Mr. Baer tonight refused
to discuss the stand he would taice
on tk question. .
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Head of Delegation Tells His
Colleagues Treaty in Pres
ent Form Could Not
Berlin, May 15. Count von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, head of the
German peace delegation, in com
municating to the other members of
the delegation the text of the three
notes, he sent to Premier Clemen
ceau, pointed out that- the peax
treaty in its present form could not
be accepted and could not be signed
because it was impossible to fulfill
Dispatches from Versailles re
porting the count's action add that
he told the German delegation that
it would sign nothing it was not
intended to fulfill. The delegation,
he continued, would endeavor to
improve .the treaty and make its
Protest Territorial Changes.
A note of considerable length pre
sented to the peace council by tlis
German plenipotentiaries deals with
all the proposed territorial changes.
The note does not deny that the
principle of self-determination can
be asserted for several of the chang
es, such as concern Poland and
Schleswig, but does not concede
that the territories populated by
Germans "can be bartered like
pawns as security for the financial
or economic demands of Germany's
In this connection the note pro
tests strongly regarding: the Sarre
valley; and declares it is vain to oo
ject that the proposed - occupation
will 4e temporary because, it is de
clared, if Germany is not in a posi
tion to repurchase the mines wi'.f.
gold at the end of 15 years, the re
gion . is " destined finally to , go to
France, even iMhe population "pro
nounces unanimously in favor oi
Appeals to British People.
London, May 15. Philipp Scheid
etrrann, the German premier, has
sent through the Berlin correspond
ent of the Daily Herald, the labor
newspaper, an appeal to the British
people to realize "the appalling po
sition Germany is placed in by the
Herr ,Scheidemann in his appeal
"We cannot believe that fellow
human beings, however much under
the influence of a wicked war, can
really intend to reduce a kindred
civilized people to slavery, for that
is what these conditions mean
"We .Germans call upon you
English not to force us to sign
away our birthright and the peace
of Europe in our hour of weak
ness." Ebert Demands Negotiations.
Berlin, May 15. Friedrich Ebert,
the German president, in a state
ment made in the newspaper. Vo
waerts, has reiterated his opposition
to the peace terms submitted by
the entente, declaring them (in
reconcilable with conscience and
reason and insisting that they must
be drastically and fundamentally
corrected. Above , all, practical ne
gotiations were ' necessary, he de
clared, and these would quickly re
suit in the attainment of a worthy
peace ir a return were made to the
"As long as one remnant of hope
remains that reason will triumph,"
continued President Ebert, "we will
not speak our last word, but should
it prove that this mailed fist peace
is to be imposed upon us we shall
have to, make our decisions.
."Today I still hope that the at
tempt? will not be made to extort
from the German nation an assent
which would be nothing but a lie
b6rn of desperation. We must
keep faith with our countrymen
who are .threatened with separa
tion by foreign violence and be
feady to carry out the hardest re
solve." 12,000 Middle West
Soldiers En Route
to U. S. on Leviathan
Brest, May' 15. The Leviathan
will sail this evening with 12.000
troops of the 89th division. Among
the passengers will be Henry P. Da
vison, chairman of the Red. Cross
war council, and Representative
Julius Kahtvof California.
Woman Suffrage Gains
; Another Vote in Senate
Washington, May 15. Prospect
of the adoption by congress of the
Susan B. Anthony woman suffrage
resolution was bettered by receipt
of information today that Senator
elect Henry W. Keyes of New
Hampshire, republican, would vote
for the measure -
'! mhAHm mttfr May 2t, IMS. tt
Seaplanes Refuse to Rise
Dirigible Swept Out to
Heavy Loads of Fuel De
lay Start in Big Over
seas "Hop" Attempted
by American Navy.
THREE GRAFT READY
NC-4, Which Dropped Out
on First Leg for Repairs,
Joins Sister Planes at
Trepassey, N. F., May 15. The
"jinx" which visited NC-4 on the
initial leg of the navy's transatlantic
flight last Thursday, compelling it
to put in at Chatham, Mass., for re
pairs, turned its attention today to
the NC-1 and NC-3, holding them
harbor-bound while he NC-4 caught
up with them for the big overseas
The NC-4 landed here at 6:37 p.
m., Halifax time, swooping to its
moorings in the harbor over the
NC-1 and NC-3, which had just re
turned after an ineffectual attempt
to get away on the 1,350-mile flight
to the Azores. '
Throe May Fly Together.
Lt Com. A. C. Read, of the NC-4,
hoped to have his machine over
hauled and ready for flight with the
other planes if they are not able td
get away tomorrow. '
The crew of the NC-4 owes its
chance for an even start from here
with the sister planes to thefact
that the NC-1 and the NC-3 refused
to rise from the water this after
noon with the heavy loads of fuel
which had been taken aboard.
The NC-1, commanded by . Lt.
Com. P. N. L. Bellinger, taxied off
down the harbor at 5:04 p. m., Hali
fax time, (4:04 New York time),
hoping for a getaway. The NC-3,
Commander John H. Towers' flag
ship, followed 18 minutes later.
' Discharge Excess Fuel.
A short time laer, however, both
reappeared, and, coming to a stop
near the mother ships, began,, ap
parently, todischarge excess fuel to
reduce their weight. A second at
tempt to "hop off" was not made,
to "their mooring places.
The appearance of .. the ; NC-4,
which had been sighted shortly af
ter the NC-1 and NC-3 taxied down
the harbor, was beiieved to have in
fluenved Commander Towers in his
decision to postpone the "hop off,"
so that, -all three planes might sta't
together. ' .
The NC-4 was apparently un
harmed by' its flight from Halifax.
Its actual flying time for the 460
mile trip was 6 hours and 20 min
utes, making its average speed 72.6
miles an hour.
Five Omahans Are
Held at Lincoln on
Auto Theft Charge
Two Omaha girls and three Oma
ha men were arrested early Thurs
day morning at Friend, Neb., and
taken to LincoTh on charges of auto
mobile stealing. The girls are An
na M. Shaylor, Twenty-fourth and
L streets, and Juanita Hopkins, 1947
Vinton street. The men . are Al
Gard, 3720 Ohio street; John Hop
kins, 1947. Vinton street, and Joe
Adcock, 2215 Howard street The
three men are said to have con
fessed to stealing six automobiles
in Omaha and Lincoln?
The five Omahans were pursued
by a posse from Friend 20 miles
into the country before theV were
overtaken, according to Deputy
Sheriff Miller of Lincoln. They
were riding in an automobile stolen
Wednesday night from the garage
of William Waxham of Lincoln.
According to Miller, the me.n told of
stealing five , other automobiles in
Omaha and Lincoln and disposing
of two of them in Iowa, one in Lin
coln, one in Colorado, and one in
Havelock. Miller says that three of
the cars have been recovered.
The girls deny any knowledge of
the alleged thefts. They claim they
did not know the cars were stolen.
Soldier From Omaha
Strangled Nearly to
Death by Comrades
San Francisco, May 15. Leo
D'Vidior Siamese member of a U.
S. cavalry unit, today identified
Arthur Barnes, Frankie Burnie,
Robert McCormack and John Tyler,
negro cavalrymen, as leaders of a
mob that bound and gagged him,
then placed about his neck a noose
which they proceeded to tighten.
The assault of D'Vidio occurred
Wednesday night just as he was
prepared to participate in a sparring
match that was to have featured a
Y.-M. C A. entertainment at the
Presidio . military reservation.
D'Vidio, who enlisted in the army
five weeks ago at Omaha, had been
assigned to a unit bemg sei.t for re
placements to the Ninth cavalry, a
negro regiment on duty in the Phil
ippines. Claiming Aryan descent,
he secured, while at the "Presidio,
an ordr transferring him to a whice
unit. This, D'Vidio said, .arouse J
the ire of negro cavalrymen wiih
whom he had been associated, and
precipitated the assauls v
OMAHA, FRtDAY, MAY 16, 1919.
Aerial Mail Service7
Chicago, MaylS. Daily aeri
. al mail service on the Chicago
Cleveland leg of the Chicago--New
York rout was estab
lished today on" a satisfactory
schedule. One mail flight a day
from each terminus of the leg
to Bryan, O., the relay point,
1 has been arranged by the aerial
mail service until arrangements
i for expansion have been com-
Elapsed time on the Chicago
Cleveland relay today , was 3
- hours and 13 minutes, while the
Cleveland mail was relayed to
Chicago in 3 hours and 54 min
utes. The time included about
20 minutes in transferring the
mail bags. -
WEDS SAME DAY
Eighteen - Year - Old Student
.. Becomes Bride of Phil
ippine Executive ,
-Chicago, MaN 15. Francis Bur
ton Harrison, 45 years old, governor-general
of the Phillipine is
lands, and Miss Elizabeth Wrent
more, 18 years old, a student
of the University of California at
Berkeley, Cal., were married at 5:30
o'clock this afternoon here. The
Rev. Johnston Mayers, paster of
the Immanuel Baptist church, of
ficiated.' The ring ceremony was
used. , Only a small party of guests
was in attendance. . 71
Opposed iy. Bride's Mother.,,.
The marriage was the culmination
of a romance said to have begun
la year ago when the governor-gen
eral met tne present xars. narnson
at a dance at the palace in Manila.
Miss Wrentmore had been a student
at the University of Washington and
a year ago went to the University
of California. She is a, daughter of
Professor Wrentmore, dean of the
college of Manila.
Mrs. Wrentmore, at the time the
engagement was announced in New
York, several months ago, said she
would not give her consent to her
daughter's marriage to the governor
general, who will be ,46 years old
in December. His age, she said, was
the only bar. But the daughter de
clared she was of legal age and
loved the governor-general and
would marry him.
Another obstacle,, a more recent
one, was a diphtheria quarantine at
the Wrentmore home in Berkeley.
Miss Wrentmore, was said by the
Berkeley, authorities to have disre-1'
garded the quarantine when she left
a short time ago. The health de
partment here found that the young
woman was safely removed from any
danger of contagion and arrange
ments for the wedding were hastily
Mrs., Wrentmore, the bride's
mother, was calledsuddenly back to
Manila on May 4. Today she cabled
her congratulations to the governor
general and Mrs. Harrison.. 7
There was a third obstacle Mrs.
Mabel Judson Harrison, the governor-general's
second wife, today in
SaiT Diego.i Cal., obtained her final
decree of divorce. With that bar
surmounted, final details for the
ceremony were arranged at once.
Mr. Harrison's first wife was Mary
Crocker of San Francisco, who died
- Mr. and Mrs. Harrison are ex
pected to start tomorrow for Wash
ington to visit his mother, Mrs. Con
stance Gary Harrison, author. .They
will motor through New England on
their honeymoon trip.
The governor-general and Mrs.
Harcison plan to sail June 12 for
May Brew and Drink
Until Court, Decides
; What Is Intoxicant
Washington, May 15. Ir. accord
ance with an opinion rendered by
Attorney General Palmer, holding it
to be the "lawful duty" of theinter
nal revenue bureau to collect a tax
on malt beverages with ait alcohol
content in "excess of that permitted
by law," issuance of revenue stamos
to cover beer taxes will be contin
ued and no attempt will be made by
the revenue bureau to prohibit the
manufacture of beer pending a de
cision by the federal district court
of New York as to what percentage
of alcohol renders beer intoxicating.
Jury Completed for Trial .
of Henry Ford's Libel Suit
Mount Clemens, Mich., May 15.
The jury to try the $1,000,000 libel
suit of Henry Ford against the Chi
cago Daily Tribune was completed
of f Water;
Sea by Gale
Giant Blimp Bursts From
Its Moorings Soon After
Effecting Safe Landing
CREW NOT kBOARD
Destroyer Goes in Pursuit
of Big Gas Bag,. Which
Drops Into Sea 85
Miles- Off Shore.
. St. Johns, N. F., May 15. The
United States navy dirigible C-5,
which escaped from its moorings
this afternoon, dropped into the
sea about! 85 miles off shore, ac
cording to a radio message re
ceived tonight by the cruiser Chi
"cago from an unidentified British
steamer. , "
The steamship said it was
standing by the dirigible. The de
stroyer Edwards, when went out
in pursuit of the blimp,-was noti
fied by wireless of its position,
and started at once to salvage the
, St. Johns. N. F... Mav 15. Plans
a of the United States navy for a
transatlantic flight by a dirigible
received a serious jojt today when
the giant blimp, C-5,-burst from its
moorings in a gale. and was swept
out to sea soon after it had arrived
from Montauk Point, being in the
air continuously for 24 hours and
45 minutes. -
The destroyer Edwards im
mediately set out in pursuit, with
orders to bring the big gasbag
down with anti-aircraft artillery if
necessary. Even if the Edwards is
able to rescue the blimp before
some serious misfortune, befalls it,
it probably will require some time
to repair the damage which may re
sult from its fall into the ocean,
j . . Fought Gale Six Hours.
A landinir crew of 100 men under
f the direction of Lieutenant Little
had fought with the gale for control
of the C-5 for six hours before.it
broke away. ' '
Wholly unsheltered oh the wind
swept field, the djrigible pitched and
bucked, stripping its bottom of can
vas and then tearing the bow plates
away. Fenders were placed to blunt
the shock and the men of the land
ing crew rode wildly as they clung
to the car through its oscillations
(Continued oa Pace Two, Column Six.)
Knox's Opinion of
League , Covenant
Washington, May 15. "National
suicide" would be the effect of
America's entrance into the league
of nations under the revised cove
nant, declared" Senator Knox of
Pennsylvania, former secretary ot
state and republican member of the
senate foreign relations committee,
in a statement issued today.
The senate, Mr. Knox asserted,
has power to amend the peace
Senator Martin of Virginia, the
democratic leader, announced on his
return to Washington today that he
would support the peace treaty and
the league of nations covenant. rTe
said he did not expect the treaty to
bCsubmitted by President Wiliott
until late in June.
Thousands Pay Homage to
Members 168th Regiment
Business Suspended and Thousands Line Streets to See
Iowa's Own Soldiers Reviewed by Governor; Enter:
C tained With Dinner and Dance Before Leaving for
, Camp Dodge for Discharge. . , ; r -'
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: ' By a Staff Correspondent. ;
- Des Moines, la., May 15. It was the end of the rainbow
Thursday afternoon for the gallant fighters of the 168th
infantry, Iowa's own regiment, who after nearly two years'
fighting, passed in review before -- Governor Harding and
members of his staff at Des Moines, and late in the evening
left for Camp Dodge to be mustered out of the service.
The huge parade went off with
every detail perfect, and with sol
dierly precision, the troops and offi
cers showing in . their every move
ment the result of their splendid
military training. v It was 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon when the
troops started on the long march
through the business streets of
Des Moines, and it ' was more than
arf; hour later that they passed the
reviewing stand on the west side
of the capitol extension Aground s.
Col. Matt Tinley of Council
Bluffs, commander of the regiment,
who, with his staff, led the regi
ment, dropped out of line after the
reviewing . stand was passed and
took his placeby the side of the
governor as the men mardied past.
After the parade the men were
massed on the capitol grounds and
a great , photograph was made,
which will be preserved for histor
ical purposes. ;
Thursday evening a huge dinner
Biiiy ., ts.w: ntti n.
By Mali (I m'l. Dally. H.H:
Thirty Thousand on Strike as
Result of Differences Be
tween Metal Workers
- and Employers.
'Winnipeg, May 15. Thirty thou
sand men and women struck today
after metal workers and their em
ployers had failed to adjust their
differences and tonight the vcity's
transportation system and other
facilities were tied up.. The strikers
included city firemen, who were
replaced by emergency men, and the
city employes "6f the gas and water
works, which were manned by citi
zens. More than 60 unions joined in the
strike during the day, after the first
men were called out at 11 a.-m by
the Trade and Labor council.
Although the police voted 1 to
strike they were ordered by union
ists of the strike committee to re
main on duty. No violence was re
ported during the day.
Refuse any Compromise.
Secretary Robertson of the Labor
council tonight said that the'strikers
would not return to work until they
obtained all demands. ,
Train service was not impeded, al
though many shopmen quit work.
The trainmen are not included in
The bakers walked out in the
afternoon and the telephone oper-
ators gave notice they would start
a sympathetic strike Friday-.- '
The police force has remained in-
tact, but there is some indication
that they may strike.
The railways and switch yards, so
far, are not greatly hampered. About
3,000 employes of the Canadian
Pacific shops at Weston, a suburb,
obeyed the strike order, but it is
announced that the Big Four, "or
combined union engineers, con
ductors and switchment," is not in
cluded in the strike. .
About 1,500 Canadian govern
ment employes at Transcona, a
suburb, struck today, and came in on
a special train. i
Telegraph operators at local com
mission offices have remained on
Efforts at conciliation by Premier
T. C. Norris of the province of
Manitoba and Mayor Charles F.
Gray Of Winnipeg failed. Messages
to Canadian Minister of Labor
Robertson, at- Ottawa, today
brought the reply that when con
ciliation and arbitration were de
clined "and workers refused to
respect the governing powers of
their organizations" the government
could no nothing.
His message added that it was re
grettable that metal trades em
ployers would not meet with their
employes chosen representatives for
the purpose of discussing griev
ances, but Mayor Gray supple
mented his messages of last night
with the information that the em
ployers would agree to arbitration
which the men had declared unac
was provided for the men, followed
by a dance ani entertainment for
the soldiers and their friends at the
Coliseum. Following the entertain
ment the men were sent to Camp
Dodge, where they will be mus
tered out within the next two or
three days. ,
Perfect weather added to the en
joyment nf the welcome. Business
was suspended throughout the city
at noon, and many business houses
remained closed the entire day.
The first ' train bearing members
of the . regiment arrived over the
Northwestern road about 10 o'clock
Wednesday evening. The train,
which came in over the Great West
ern, arrived shortly after midnight
Thursday morrning and the one
from Oskaloosa over the Rock Is
land got in about 3 o'clock Thurs
day morning. Hugh .. crowds " of
relatives and friends, among which
were thousands of out-of-town peo
ple, were at the depots to greet
pwiM it. TWO CENTS.
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Investors in Lewis
Fund to Receive Two
Per Cent of Money Paid
- St. Louis. Mo., May 15. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Amounts rang
ing from $1. to $1,700,000 and
totaling more than $7,040,000
were lost by investors "who pur
chased stock in the various en-
terprises of E. G. Lewis, which
flourished in University City, Mo.,
a St. Louis suburb, between the
years of 1902 and 191 L
This was the E. G. - Lewis
building debenture fund, in which
investors all over the United
States subscribed $1,065,640, and
out of which those holding claims ,
of $80 or more will receive $21,
057.05. The payment to be made
amounts to a little less than 2 per
cent of the amount put in by
investors. ' ,
TO HAVE NEW 2
Syndicate of Brandeis and
Hayden to Build 16-Story
and Dodge. '
Omaha is to have a $2,000,000
new building for doctors which will
be the last word in such structures.
The deal was completed yesterday
when a syndicate brought , the
southeast corner of 17th and Dodge
streets from Elmer Neville for $200,-
000 on which -.they will erect a 16-
story structure for doctors and den
tists exclusively, the building to cost
$1,750,000. It will be 88 by 132 feet.
The syndicate is composed of the
Brandeis interests, Hayden Broth
ers, the Home Builders, and the Ne
braska National bank.
The deal was made by Joseph
Hayden, representing Hayden Bros.,
Thomas Quinlan, for the Brandeis
interests; -C C Shimer, for the
Home Builders, and Leonard Schi-
A committee of doctors will make
a trip , through the east to inspect
buildings of the kind. Joseph Hay
den has just returned from such a
Poctors are enthusiastic over the
prospect of having such a building
exclusively for their own use.
C. C. Shimer has also iust closed
a deal for the purchase of the south
west corner of Seventeenth and
Dodge for $100,000. This lot was
bought several years ago by F. D.
Wead for a small syndicate of
friends for $45,000. .
Soldiers' Homestead 7 ,
Upon at Conference
Washington, May 15. Legisla
tion to enable soldiers ' to make
homestead settlements on public
lands was agreed upon at a con
ference today between Secretary
Lane and members of the house and
senate and will be introduced when
congress convenes. The measure
will provide for the employment f
soldiers at $4 a day in the develop
ment of public lands and the allot
ment of lands to them for agricul
tural purposes. '
The tracts to be alloted will be
-left to the discretion of the secre
tary of the interior, but the bill will
provide for the establishment of
ciyic community centers with
churches, schools and homes and for
the advancement to each home
steader of $2,500 for the develop
ment of his farm.
Attending the conference today
were Senators Smoot and Myers and
Representatives Mondell, Sinnot
and Kinkaid. '
Auto Club Attorney Says
Police Protection Poor
Seventy-five new members were
received into the Omaha Auto club
last night at a membership smoker
at Hotel Fontenelle. These brought
the total for the past two weeks well
E. G. McGilton, attorney for the
club, told the 200 members of the
organization that the police pro
tection afforded automobile owners
in Omaha fa not proficient
"That is evident from the number
of automobiles not bearing the in
signia of the club, that have been
stolen in Omaha since the beginning
of the year while only five bearing
the Omaha Auto club insignia have
been taken and three of these re
covered," said McGilton.
Omaha Men to Represent
v Greeters at Portland!
', Five Omaha hotel men were se
lected yesterday to represent Char
ter No. 1, Greeters of America, at
the national convention of that or
ganization in Portland, Ore., June
' The five Omaha men are: J. B.
Miller, Wellington Inn; Paul Stan
ton, Conant hotel; H. J. Bremers,
Midwest Hotel Reporter; C. A. Ry
an, Henshaw hotel; A. W. Nollct,
The ejection of delegates took
place at the Charter No. 1 conven
tion in Sioux City- . I
Professed Bolsheviki Greet
Mme. Breshkovsky With
Cries and Catcalls;
Crowd Dispersed. ,
Hisses yells and catcalls W pro
fessed bolshevism mingled with thai
applause that greeted Mme., Cath
erine Breshkovsky, "Jittle grand
mother of the Russian revolution "
theater in the interest of the Cath-.
erine Breshkovsky Russian Relief
The moment she appeared on the
stage a chorus of hisses came from
the top gallery. So loud were
these that they were scarcely
drowned out by tfie applause that
bars)'' from the rest of the audience
at sight of this large, brown-faced,
white-haired woman, who has had
such a large share in the shaping
of the' history of Russia.
The air was tense throughout the
meeting. The gang in the gallery
grew more turbulent.- vLoud hisses
issued from them at frequent in
tervals. ' , x
"Long live the Soviets l" a man
called out. ?
A prolonged chorus of cheers
burst from his associates. -
At this point a number of police
men and plain clothes men were
rushed to the gallery and the meet
ing proceeded with more decorum.
Throughout the disturbance the
aged woman, who was the center
of he storm, sat as calm and, tin
ruffled as though she had been in
her garden alone on a summers
morning. She showed neither sur
prise, resentment nor anger.
Her large face with the ,high
cheekbones, tanned - brown and
. ..... ... .. i.
heaitmui witn tne . out-oi-aoors
peasant life, was in perfect repose,
enhanced land made beautiful by the.
halo of her snow-white hair. The.
lids drooped almost drowsily over
the large, full eyes. Mme. Bresh
kovsky, after 60 years in the. midst
of Russian politics, is accustomed
to such scenes, startling though
they appeared to an Omaha
It was after the completion . of
her address that the worst dis
turbance burst loose, ' )
A wild-eyed young woman with
short, curly hair straggling out from
under the edges of her cheap straw
hat leaped to her feet on the main,
floor of the theater. So excited was
her appearance that two men who
sat nearby got ready to leap upon
her if she made a move to hurl a
bomb. The girl shrilled out several
sentences in Russian. Mme. Bresh
kovsky raised languid eyes toward
her. Frank S. Howell, who presided,
restored order by telling the girl
that any questions she wanted to
ask must be in writing. '
nurran lor aovicis. .
Then in the front row of the gal
lery a short, swarthy fellow leaped
to his feet and hurled forth a sen
tence in broken English.
"The speaker has told that Russia
is full of wheat and has more bread
than she needs," he .shouted. "Then
why do they come here to us? And
why don't they withdraw American
troops from P.ussia and let the .Rus
sians establish the kind of govern
ment they want?, Hurrah for the
Soviets." , v '
An indescribable pandemonium,
rocked the gallery. The hoarse roar
of wild men mingled with the hys4
terical cheers of women. This con
tinued for moments in spite of the
effort of Mr. Howell and Dr. Ed
ward Egbert, executive secretary of
the fund, to restore order. , Several
women leaned far over the railing
of the gallery, rocking to and fro, in
an ecstacy of excitement
. "Hurrah for the Soviets F was the
shrill, excited cry heard as the hub-'
bub began to die down. And it flared
up again. - !
Then another bolshevist jumped,
up and shouted another question. ;
"No more questions will be ani
swered unless they are in writing.
Dr. Egbert announced.. u
Lights Turned On. ,x ,
"It's too dark to write up here
a voice yelled back. - "
The lights were ordered turned on.
Dn Egbert proceeded to announce
the manner of subscribing, to the
fund for taking care of and edu
cating 4,000,000. Russian children
whose fathers were killed in the war.
The disturbance continued more
or less throughout the meeting? but
was held in check by officers and
volunteers. Even on the main floor
of the theater there were those who
gave sarcastic laughs at some of the
remarks of the speakers. '
The personality of' "the littk
grandmother" dominated the audi
ence in spite pf all this, and kept
fair order where, evidently, the bol
shevists, as they frankly acknowl
(Contlnnrd rf Two, Colaam
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