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Paris, May 16. President Wil-
son's message to be read at the ap
proaching session of congress will
make approximately 3,000 words. It
is being sent forward to Washing-
. ton tonight. .
The message deals entirely with
domestic questions. Some space in
it is devoted to woman suffrage.
New York, May 16. The crop of
oil millionaires is crnwino- an fast
m Oklahoma and other western
states that the people have no time
for art or refinement, except the
s brand of refinement that goes with
f , oil, according to Prof. Oscar B.
" Jacobson of the University of Okla-
noma, who addressed the tenth an
.( mial convention of the American
Federation of Art here today.
Such things as art, literature and
t music, he said, were ignored be-
cause the people were so engrossed
v in getting rich overnight by the
;discpvery of gushers
The professor also had griev
ances against the newspapers of
Oklahoma. He said they would not
publish stories about art and com
plained that the life and works of
Rodin, the great French sculptor,
received only two lines when the
master died.
' The federation decided to take art
. barnstorming" through the cities,
towns ana waste places ot the coun
try to teach at least its funda
mentals to the populace.
New Yorjc, Mav 16. DeorecTa
tion of the German mark makes it
possible to convert one American
j dollar into more than three times as
many marks as before the war, it
was pointe out today in an an
nouncement by, the American relief
administration, subsequent to a re
ceipt of a message from Director
General Hoover, stating that a rate
of 12.64 German marks per dollar
has been fixed with the German
' .finance commission, for transferring
jnoney to individuals in Germany for
jenei purposes.
... "At the rate fixed, the mark is
worth approximately 8 cents, which
.'compares with the nominal par rate
of 23 cents per mark,"' says the
statement. "Thus the payee in Ger
many can make the American dollar
go much further when converted
into German marks than if the
American dollar was used here for
the purchase of food at retail to
transport abroad."
r Paris.'May 16. The Stars and
, Stripes, the official newspaper of
,;the American expeditionary forces,
" will suspend publication June 13,
it was announced today. This in
dicates the rapid evacuation of the
: American army; , v.. . ,-'
Luxemburg, May " 16. General
Pershing.and several members of his
staff were received today by Grand
Duchess Charlotte. The general
' was accompanied by several mem
bers of his staff.
'. Washington, May 16. General
Pershing, according to plans an
nounced , today, will leave Paris
May 22, on his trip to London,
where he will be the guest of the
' British government and will review
American and British troops.
The American commander-in-.'
chief will cross the channel on a
British destroyer and will go from
Folkstone to London on a special
-The general and his party will re
turn bv way of Brussels, where a
big celebration will be held May 29.
General Pershing will then go by
automobile to the large American
battle cemeteries at Beaumont and
Romagne to attend services on
Memorial day. .
- Washington, May 16. Making
457 consecutive loops during a flight
y lasting one hour and 54 minutes,
Lieutenants Ralph J. Johnson and
.' Mark R. Woodward set a . world's
record today at Carlstrom field, Ar
- cadia, Fla. A Lapere two-seated
fighting plane was used.
Columbus, O., May 16. Seven
bishops and preachers, of the Amish
Mennonite church of Holmes county
were enjoined from further "meiden
tng." "miting" or boycotting Eli J.
Ginerich, a former member of the
church, in a decision handed down
today by Judge E. B. Kinkead, of
the Franklin county courts.
The suit arose out of the refusal
of Ginerich to countenance the rules
of the Amish church requiring "mit
ing." 'a form of boycott,, because of
his insistence on wearing rubber in
his suspenders, which is against the
church rules, and because of his
.withdrawal from the church.
.. As a result of his action, the seven
, bishops and preachers issued a
.','mittng', order against him and con
sequently he was unable toobtain
help on his farm, cider mills refused
. to accept his - apples, his daughter
was unable to be married in his
home, his brother was ."mited" for
refusing to "mite" him and
J came practically an outcast, testi
; jnpny showed. "
' Washington,1 May 16. More lib
eral terms in the sale of wooden
ships were offered by the shipping
board today as an inducement to
export houses and small transporta
tion companies to own vessels un
der the United States -flag.
' Sales also will be made' to for
eign interests, which may desire to
purchase bottoms, t ? . '
, Buyers may pay tash for ships, in
which case a lower price will be
allowed, or may pay 50 "per cent on
delivery, the remainder in quarter
annual payments over two years, or
25 per cent on delivery, and the re
mainder in quarter annual payments
frrtr thrti jear, - ...
V a . ' - "
VOL. 48 NO. 286.
Cardinal Hartmann Requests
Pontiff to Intervene and
Save Germany From
"Utter Ruin.""
Cologne, May 16.-(Havas.)
Cardinal Hartmann, archbishop of
Cologne, has requested Pope Bene
diet to intervene in the situation be
tween the allied powers and Ger
many in order to protect Germany
trom the complete breakdown which
menaces her.
In his appeal the cardinal asserted
that the peace conditions would
mean the utter ruin of Germany and
be a cruel violation of the rights
of 70,000,000 inhabitants of the
Government United.
Berlin, May 16. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) As a result of veiled
insinuations ' in the Pan-German
newspapers that the Ebert-Scheide-
mann government intends to sign
the allied peace terms, notwithstand
ing their severe provisions, semi
official announcement was made to
day that these insinuations strike
a false note and that the government
is fully united in its intentions to
carry out 'its recently stated policy
of declining to sign the compact.
Reports that lack of unity exists
in the cabinet also are denied.
The announcement declares that
there is complete unity between the
Versailles plenipotentiaries and Ber
lin, and that the government knows
itself to be one with the overwhelm
ing majority of the people.
Berlin Cabinet Discussing
Counter Peace Proposals
! Berlin. May 16. fBv the Assoi
ciated Press.) Replying to a depu
tation from the regions threatened
by the peace treaty, Philipp Scheide
mann, the chancellor, said today that
the cabinet was discussing counter
peace terms, based without restric
tion on President Wilsons orin-
I hey must bring us the negotia
tions we need and to which we have
a right in accordance with President
Wilson's note of November 8, 1918,"
the chancellor declared. "That is the
new Germany's right, upon which
the government will insist to the
Deny Responsibility.
The note which Count von Brock-
dorff-Rantzau handed to Premier
Clemenceau dealing with the ques
tion of reparation andresponsibility
for the war declared that Germany
had obligated itself to give compen
sation based on Secretary of State
Lansing's note of November 5, inde
pendently of the question of respon
sibility for the war.
The German delegation, the note
set forth, could not recognize that
from any responsibility of the for
mer German government for the or
igin of the war there could be de
duced on the part of-the allied and
associated powers the right to claim
indemnification for losses suffered
through the war.
The note declared further that the
peace terms provided no proof of
Germany's responsibility for the
Protest Annexation;
Another note dealing with terri
torial questions declared that the
portion-of the treaty dealing with
territorial annexations was not in
accordance with President Wilson's
14 points. ' ,
The note suggested negotiations
with the entente with a view of ef
fecting an alternative agreement to
meet Prances just claims by the de
livery of tfoal from both the Sarre
and the Ruhr regions. -
Demonstrations Condemned.
Condemnation of demonstrations
before the reichstag and in Unter
Den Linden Tuesday against the al
lies, the United States and President
Wilson is voiced by several news
papers, especially the Tageblatt
Agriculture Agents
to Assist in Bringing
Jobs and Men Together
Washington. May 16. A cam
paign intended to assist in securing
employment for discharged, soldiers
and sailors was started today by the
Department of Agriculture.
Twenty-four thousand agents ot
the department in every community
of the 'country were instructed . by
Secretary Houston to exert-all ef
forts to bring together jobs and dis
charged men. The agents were told
to ascertain how many men were
needed in their respective communi
ties, - qualifications necessary and
rates of pay.
It. was announced at the War. de
partment that various field forces of
other departments soon would en-
gage in, ; similar campaigjyfc- , :i
The Omaha daily Bee
Eaten ss mf-ltm ttor May tt. ISO. t
OmaJia' P. 0. ar Mt t4 March S. 1179.
Demand Turks Leave Europe
Believed Soon to Be Made
By Forces of Allies
By the Associated Press.
That the allies are preparing for the eventful day
when the Turks are to be reckoned with in a peace
treaty is indicated by the fact that British, French,
American, Italian and Greek warships, with landing t
parties, have begun a great concentration at Smyrna,
Asia minor. Allied troops also are being massed at
The conecntration at Smyrna is connected with the
mandate given to Greece by the peace conference to
administer the affairs of the Turkish seaport, while the
belief is expressed in Paris that the massing at Saloniki
is .connected with the enforcement of the peace terms
to be prsented to the Ottomans, which it is thought
probable will include a demand that the Turks leave
Negotiations with the Austrian peace delegation
at St. Germain are expected to begin the middle of next
The Austrians probably will present their creden
tials at a meeting of the peace congress Tuesday, and
it is reported unofficially that the following day may
witness the handing of the peace terms to the delegation.
The council of foreign ministers is continuing its
labors on the details of the Austrian peace treaty, call
ing for Austrian renunciation of righta to Dalmatia,
Istria and Fiume. a
Longworth Demands Increase
. in House Steering Commit
tee; Opposition to Clark
Washington, May 16. Three con
ferences to agree on plans for or
gahization of the new congress will
be held t6rnorrow. Democratic sen
ators will meet at 11 o'clock, demo
crats of the house plan to meet at
noon, and republican representatives
will confer tomorrow night on rati
fication of the committee assign
ments proposed by the committee
on committees.
Senator Martin of Virginia is slat
ed for re-election as leader, and the
conference will frame a list of of
ficers ' for formal ' presentation
against the republican conference
Oooosition to the. choice of for
mer Speaker Clark as the democratic
nominee for. sneaker and party floor
leader constitutes the chief point of
interest in conference of house dem
ocrats. The group opposing Mr.
Clark held a conference tonight.
Longworth Ready to Fight
House republicans expect their
principal contest tomorrow night to
center about the demands of forces
favoring an increase Of from five
to nine in the membership of the
party's steering committee. Leaders
of the majority group tonight pre
dicted that the - question would be
..I . '.I . Jff ,i f t. T
semea wunour aiiricuuy, dui rep
resentative Longworth of Ohio, a
leader in the fight for the change,
declared that he would insist on
final action by the conference.
The reoublican committee on com
mittees, meeting today, approved its
assignment of members to the stand
ing committees of the house, as well
as the selection of Representative
Mondell of Wyoming, as floor leader
and Representative Knutson of Min
nesota, as whip. Despite this, some
republicans suggested that a light
might be made against Knutson.
Lodge Is Ready.
Republican Leader Lodge stated
that he expected on Monday to an
nounce members of the republican
conference committee on committees
which will make up republican as
signments and deal with the pro
gressives opposition to chairman
ships for Senators Penrose of Penn
sylvania and Warren of Wyoming.
Vice President Marshall and Sena
tor Lodge of Massachusetts held a
short conference late today; It was
understood the method of procedure
when the senate convenes next Mon
day was discussed.
Senator Predicts
Session of Congress
Will Continue, Year
New York, May 16. Prediction
that the coming session of congress
would extend through all of this
year and into the summer of 1920.
was made tonight by Senator Wil-'
liam M. Calder of New York at a
dinner given bv the Reoublican club
of New York.
' Senator , Calder did . not mention
the peace treaty, but characterized
as the important " problems to be
solved at Washington and disposi
tion of the merchant marine and
the railroads, the creation of the
national truard and a permanent
military establishment, immigration
restriction and the enactment of a
tariff law "that will protect our
QWfl industries ' -
Employers Refuse Recognition
and Industry Is at Stand
still While Deadlock
Winnipeg, Han., May 16.
Union telegraphers of Winnipeg
voted this evening to join, the gen
eral strike at noon, tomorrow.
Press, broker and .commercial
operators are all affected. This
means that Winnipeg will be iso
lated from the rest of the domin
ion by telegraph, telephone and
Winnipeg, Man., May 16. Bitter
deadlock between union labor in
Winnipeg and leading industrial em
ployers who refused to recognize
the unions continued today, and al
though it was known that the gen
eral strike which began yesterday
morning was receiving the attention
of federal, provincial and local of
ficials, there were no signs tonight
of any approach toward a settle
ment The postal tieup and the walkout
of employes in several railroad de
partments brought the situation to
the floor of the house of commons at
Ottawa today. A dispatch received
from Ottawa by the Canadian Press
said the following statement was
made in the house this afternoon by
A. K. MacLean, minister without
"The minister of labor has been
closely in touch with the situation at
Winnipeg during the past 10 days
and he is being advised from mo
ment to moment. He is ready at all
times to do anything he can in the
Willing to Co-operate.
This statement was construed here
to mean that the government was
willing to co-operate in any move
ment to arbitrate the differences
which caused the Winnipeg building
and metal trades union members to
strike and which was followed by
the general ' walkout yesterday,
which at present involves more than
60 unions and 30,000 members. Pre
mier T. C Norris airo Mayor
Charles Gray of Winnipeg, who
tried to conciliate the opposing fac
tions this week, failed to get the
employers and the men together.
Brig. Gen. H. D. B. Ketchen,
commanding officer of Military Dis-
rtrict No. 10, which embraces the
dominion territory from Port Ar
thur, Ontario, and west to the Sas
katchewan border, announced to
day that the Decoration parade set
for Sunday has been postponed. He
said that "all the troops in the city
have been detailed for duty."
Newspapers Suspend.
Publishers of daily newspanert
decided today to suspend publica
tion temporarily. Editorial - staffs
were kept on duty, however, and
reports from every section of the
city indicated that no serious dis
turbances has taken place since the
strike began." A few arguments to
day received attention from the po
lice, but no arrests are reported.
Village in Sonora Raided
by Band of Yaqui Indians
Douglas, Ariz.. May 16. Yaqui
Indians, numbering approximately
100.- attacked San Pedro de Suaqui.
a Sonora village 15 leagues south of
Moctezuma, capital of the Moctezu
ma district, at daylight Monday
The inhabitants, after a battle of
several wounded, according to word
with a loss of seven killed, .three
of the townsmen were killed and
several woundd, according to word
reaching Agua Prieta today ,
Educational-Military System
for Youth of Nation to Be
Recommended by Secre-i
tary of War.
Washington, May 16. Secretary
Baker is expected soon to make a
public announcement of a definite
stand in favor of universal educa'
tional military training, with a
statement ot his reasons. It is
assumed here that President Wilson
has approved his plan. ,
The plan, understood to be
favored by Secretary Baker, con
templates the use of the military
establishment as a medium for train the youth of the nation; first,
along academic and vocational lines
and, as an eatirely separate and
subordinated feature, in rudimentary
military Science.
The secretary's suggested pro
gram is said to be based initially on
the benefits which will accure to the
country from the higher average of
intelligence and the improved
standard of physical well being of
the young men who would be taken
annually into the training machine.
Exchange "Guns for Books."
The favorable results of the
operation of the A. E. F., university
system are Relieved to have largely
brought Mr. Baker to his opinion.
Not only have the thousands of
soldiers in France shown great
eagerness to avail themselves .of the
opportunity of exchanging "guns for
books," but the progress made under
the specially - selected instructors
and with the carefully . designed
schedules has been so rapid as to
surprise prominent educators con
nected with the work. Moreover,
the comparatively short time given
to military routine- had proven
ample to keep the individual soldier
in trim for field service should
emergency require.
While the secretary's announce
ment is expected to be entirely an
exposition of his personal views, it
is assumed here that his advocacy
of a form of educational-military
national training will mean the in
clusion of some such plan as a basic
part of the military policy to be laid
before congress.
Reorganization , Plans.
No announcement has been made
from the War department, but well
informed circles here are confident
the reorganized military establish
ment will be planned under three
principle basis: An enlarged regular
army with strong reserves; an ex
panded national guard; and a form
of national training whereby the mil
itary instruction will be entirely sub
ordinated to the academic and vo
cational. In the enlarged regular army, it
is expected, will come a material ex
pansion of the coast artillery corps.
The expansion of the national guard,
Secretary Baker has indicated, will
be along the lines laid down in the
Hay-Chamberlain bill, a skeleton or
ganizatioa of 16 complete combatant
divisions being provided. v
Private Soldiers to
Ask Congress for
Remedial Legislation
Washington, May 16. The private
soldiers' legion will descend upon
congress Monday with a mass of
legislation they will ask to have put
They will first ask a bonus of
$500 for each and every private in
any branch of the American service.
On the basis of 4,000,000 this will
require an appropriation of $2,000,
000,000. Second they want the government
to set aside ground for each man
that may want to make his living
that way.
The petition for $500 will bepre
sented by Marvin Gates Sperry, na
tional president "In time," he said,
"we'll nave every private that served
in the war enlisted in our -legion.
In no shape or form is it affiliated
with an officers' organization nor
can an officer join.
"The privates won the war. We
are only fighting for justice for the
privates after the war."
Senator' McKellar of Tennessee
is acting as chief counsel for the
legion in the mileage case.
Jury in Case of Bluffs Boy
Remains Out During Night
The jury in the case of William
Swan. 19-year-old Council Bluffs
youth on trail in district court for
conspiracy to- steal automoDiies
were unable to reach a decision, and
remained out all night Swan is
the first man to be tried under the
new law passed by the last legis
lature making it a felony to con
spire to steal automobiles. The
penalty on conviction is $10,000 fine
or two years' imprisonment, or both. ,
Daily and San.. W.W; NtiMl Nat. paataw antra.
By Mall (I yaar). Dally. $4.M: 'ay. S2.M:
Quick'Peace Settlement
Spells Business Success
Predicts Theodore Burton
Ex-Senator From Ohio Says Farmers Will Reap Biggest
Benefit When Buying Power is Increased; Success
ful Campaigns for .Five Liberty Loans Increases
the Spirit of Optimism.
Theodore E. Burton, former senator from Ohio, arrived
in Omaha at 8 :30 o'clock last night. At noon today he will
speak at a public affairs luncheon at the Chamber of Com
merce on the proposed league of nations.
In his rooms at the Fontenelle, the ex-senator, interna
tionally known as one of the foremost financial experts,
expressed his views on economic conditions to a Bee reporter.
"The success of business and of
economic conditions in this country
is promising because of the excellent
prospects for the largest crops ever
known. I regret very much the
friction between the president and
certain members of the senate. This
feeling is not confined solely to the
senators politically opposed to the
Embarrassing Feature.
"An embarrassing feature of the
present political situation is the
probable action taken by the senate
in the ratification of the peace treaty
with Germany. The real test will
be on the success or failure' of ef
forts made to separate the league of
nations covenant from the general
terms of peace with the enemy," Mr.
Burton said.
"If the effort to separate the two
spells success, then a chaotic condi
tion will result; if failure, then the
two-thirds vote will no doubt be ob
tained for the ratification of the
treaty. An assured prosperity in this
country must wait for peace and the
settlement of political questions
now pending. There is every indi
cation of the most prosperous sea
sonthe country has ever seen as
soonas the big international qu-
tions are settled." ' . -
Prices Barometer.
Speaking of economic conditions,
the ex-senator said: When the
buvinar oower of this country is in
creased, manufacturers will gain the
benefit, though the hnmediate pros
pect for them is not a? good as for
the farmer. The recent increase in
"Patsy" Gaughan Wounded
by Iowa Official in Attempt
to "Get" Him; Refuses
to Talk.
Further investigation of the shoot
ing of Patrick "Patsy" Gaughan, son
of 1c J. Gaughan, former police de
tective, late Thursday afternoon
near Newmarket, la., reveals that
an Iowa state officer fired the prob
ably fatal shot at close range into
Gaughan's abdomen.
Gaughan is at the point of death
in St. Joseph's hospital. An un
identified man who was with Gau
ghan at the time took him to Vil
lisca, la., where he was put on a
train coming to Omaha.
Result of Grudge.
Gaughan's assailant escaped im
mediately following the shooting. It
was learned from a reliable source
that the shooting was done during
an attempt to "get" Gaughan. A
lone man halted Gaughan and his
partner, two and a half miles north
east of Newmarket, by placing his
car across the bridge. Gaughan, who
was driving, saw the obstruction and
stopped. His assailant stepped on
the running board, yelled: "You'll
never do it. again," and fired point
blank at Gaughan.
In addition to bemg shot, Gaughan
Was beaten over the head with the
butt of a gun. "I know who shot
me, but I won't tell," he said. Rela
tives displayed reticence in discuss
ing the affair.
Man Wanted for Child
Abandonment Located
After Lengthy Search
Stephen Casey, former Omahan,
wanted here for wife and child
abandonment committed two years
ago, was traced from the Pacific to
the Atlantic coast thence to Chicago
where he was finally arrested yester
day. His wife and two children,
2 and 4 years old, live at 1818
Capitol avenue. . Mrs Casey heard
no direct word from him since he
left two years ago, when she. was
confined in a hospital. Casey has
not yet seen the younger child.
Mrs. Casey supported the family
by doing odd jobs, and swore out a
warrant for his arrest when she
learned he was in Chicago. Detec
tives Haze and Murphy have been
working on the case since Casey
was located in San Francisco a year
ago. Detective VMurphy left last
night for Chicago to bring the man
back, '
Ex-Senator Theodore Burton.
volume of transaction on the stock
exchange in New, York and, the rise
in prices is very significant. Stock
(Continued oh Pae Two, Colmua Viva.)
Pilot Stevens and Party Dodge
Storm and . Pick Air Cur
rents That Carry Them
Where They Plan.
St. Louis, May 16. (Specials
After a night and a day flight frcm
Omaha, a balloon from Omaha
reached St. Louis tonight and landed
nine miles from the city on the Belle
Fontaine road.
In the party that made the trip
were A. Leo Stevens,- chief instruc
tor in the 'department of military
aeronautics at Fort Omaha; Capt.
Charles E. McCullough, a native of
Holden, Mo.; First Lt. Stephen L.
Dpwd, Fort Omaha and Second Lt.
Rupert L. Robertson, a Texan now
stationed at Fort Omaha.
The trip is considered remarkable
by those who made it for the, reason
that they started for St. Louis and
reached their objective.
Dodge Near Cyclone.
The start from Omaha was made
Thursday, night at 11:15 and the
landing was made at 4:50 this after
noon. The balloon had a, capacity of
.35,000 cubic feet of gas and carried
900 pounds of ballast.
It will be recalled that there was
a near cyclone Thursday night, and
dodging this and the static electri
city kept the aeronauts busy. At
times an altitude of 16,000 feet was
necessary to get above the storm.
Aftef daylight this morning the
air tourists found they were passing
Grant City, Mo., having, crossed
from Iowa into ..Missouri at dawn.
Easterly currents carried them to
Winfield, where they crossed the
Mississippi into Illinois and soon
after crossed the Illinois river.
Guided by Smoke.
A brief view ot Illinois was all
the aeronauts wanted, for they were
bound for St, Louis, and after
changing altitudes they found a cur
rent that carried them south and
passed over St. Louis. They were
too high to recognize the city, but
knew the location, Captain McCul
lough says, by the smoke.
Another . shift in altitude found
them a northerly current, and they
sailed back over the city and landed
on the Belle Fontaine road between
the city limits and Spanish lake.
Smelter Siren Signifies
Fire at Smelter Plant
The siren whistle was blown
about 10 o'clock last night when a
small fire started at the American
Smelting and Refining company
plant. Every time the smelter siren
is blown during the night it signifies
a fire at the smelter, usually in the
bag room, where it is easily extin
guished when'helD arrives
Fair and warmer Saturday) Sun
day partly cloudy, probably
ettlad in wast portion.
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Three Naval Craft Start To
gether From Trepassey and
Make Good Progress .
During Night.
Washington, May 17. The half
way mark on the leg of the trans-
atlantic flight from Trepassey Bay.
XT V L xt- A 1 J
n. f .. vw uic niuica was rcicacu
early today by the American sea
planes. At 3 o'clock this morn
ing the Navy department . re
ceived an intercepted - message
from the seaplane NC-4 directed '"
to the Cape Race station, saying
the three planes had passed sta
tion ship No. 11, approximately
650 miles from the starting point
Washington, May 17. Cryptit
radiograms from the seaplane divi
sion on its way to Europe, picked
out of the air by the naval radio
station at Bar Harbor, Me., indi
cated that the planes ' were in the
vicinity of the destroyer Thacker,
station No. 9, 500 miles from Tre
passey Bay, soon after midnight
The three machines left Trepassey
a few minutes after 6 o'clock last
4.1.4 . a - A
passing station ship No. 6, 300 miles
out, a little more than four hours
later. The next indication of their
progress was the intercepted mes
sages reported by Bar Harbor.
The Bar Harbor - station set a
new record in catching the signals
of the planes at a distance of more
than r 1,000 miles. The NC-l was
calling the Thatcher in the massage
the Maine station overheard.
May Reach, Port at Midday. '
Navy officials assumed the Thatch
er was still ahead of the group of
airplanes, which had passed other
destroyers in the long line closely
bunched and all making in excess
of the 60-mile rate they had ex
pected to maintain. If no accident
interferes, it was t said early this
morning, there is every reason to
expect the planes will have reached
Ponta Delgada, Azores, around mid
day today. The most difficult leg
of the whole trip. from Rockaway
Beach, L. I., to Plymouth, England,
was more than on?-third covered
when the signals from the NC-l
were intercepted.
The planes were making the only
portion of the trip that will require
them to fly in darkness. Apparently,
they were keeping dead on their
course down the long lane of de-'
stroyers, which were dropping astern
of them swiftly as they sped east
ward on their epochal journey.
Watch Radio Closely. ;
With the three seaplanes-winging
through the night on the most diffi
cult leg of the attempt to fly across
the Atlantic ocean, Navy department
officials stood guard here tonight
over' the radio instruments, anx
iously awaiting reports of the
planes' progress.
The planes, barring accident,
probably were in radio communica
tion throughout the journey ' with
the destroyers of the bridge of ships
that point the wayacross the sea.
By searchlight beams, red fire
bombs hurled high in the air by
anti-aircraft guns and by deck
flares, as well a.s by radio waves,
men on the destroyers tonight were
'giving every aid to their comrades
in the air.
'Ttiff littta dplrnTrt all a Inn or ti ,
line were busy, playing,a vital part
in the great experiment in trans
oceanic communication, and had
little time to send word home of
what transpired. Reports showing
(Continued on Pace Tm, Colama One.)
Fugitive Suspects
Captured After Long
Chase in Mountains
Pueblo, dolo., May 16. George T.
and Thomas Bosko, brothers, were
arrested today at Kenilworth, Utah,
after eluding sheriff's officers , in a
three-day chase in the mountains of
northern Colorado. This informa
tion was telegraphed to Sheriff Sam
1 nomas on his retunufrom the hills.
The men are charged with the mur
der ot Will T. Hunter and Elton Z.
Parks, near here six weeks ago. .
For three days Sheriff Thomas
of Pueblo and Sheriff Weir of Colo
rado Springs have been in pursuit
of the two men, together with
Under-sheriff Slagle. They followed
them from 'one place to another,
always about four hours behind
their quarry. Today , Sheriff
Thomas was told ' the men had
boarded a Union Pacific train west,
and local authorities along the road
were notified. - '
Thomas Bosko is said to have
been employed on Hunter's ranch,
near Rye, and ' to have been dis
charged following .a disagreement
It is the police theory that Bosko
killed Hunter out of revenge. Park
was with Hunter in the lattotl
automobile and both were IcUkS