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The Omaha Daily Bee
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Leipzig, May 26. The famous
Leipziger Messe, the greatest an
nual bazar in Germany, will be
held this year as usual by the grace
of the independent socialists. The
'after, in reply to inquiries by the
Leipziger Neueste Nachrichten, de
clared that the working masses of
this city "have no idea of disturb
ing the orderly process of the Leip
zig messe.
Washington, May 26. Delay in
the printing of forms caused the in
ternal revenue bureau to extend to
day until June IS the time for mak
ing tax returns on bottled soft
drinks, motor vehicles, musical in
struments, cameras, sporting goods,
chewing gum, firearms, riding gar
ments, furs, pleasure boats, dirk
knives, toilet soaps. insurance,
transportation, admissions, initia
tions and dues.
Washington, May 26. A new "by
product" of the country's post hel
ium days is the "VV. S. S." rascal.
Secretary of the Treasury Glass in
a statement issued today warns the
public against those "rascals who
are buying war savings certificates
and stamps fbr less than their re
demption value and promptly turn
ing them into the government for
redemption at a profit."
The department serves notice
"upon those people who arc engag
ing in this disreputable business that
it will use all the means within its
power, and has asked the co-operation
of the Postoffice department to
prevent payment being made to
War savings stamps and certifi
cates were not meant to be nego
tiable. Furthermore, the govern
ment still needs money and the
Treasury department asks all holders
of the securities to retain them, if
possible. If not, however, it will
place no obstacle in the way of
bona fide holders who request re
San Francisco. May 26. Sentence
of three years' imprisonment of
Robert Goldstein, Los Angeles mo
tion picture producer, for violation
of the espionage act in the making
and presentation of a film entitled,
"The Spirit of 1776," was affirmed
today by the United States circuit
court of appeals. The objectionable
feature of the film was depiction of
alleged British atrocities on Ameri
can citizens. The original sentence
of Goldstein to 10 years imprison
ment was commuted by President
Wilson to a term of three years.
New York, May 26. Gordon F.
Hanby, in jail at Tacoma, Wash., on
a charge of killing two officials of
the East Brooklyn Savings bank
while robbing the institution last
December, was indicted today for
murder. Detectives at once started
for Albany to obtain Governor
Smith's signature on extradition pa
pers. Hanby, who was arrested in Ta
coma tinder the name of Jay B. Al
len, also went under the alias of
Boyd Browning, according to the
district attorney.
New York, May 26 Sergt. Alvin
C. York. Tennessee's famous world-
war hero, today had his "subway"
1 ambition fulfilled, when in the pri
vate car of President Theodore P.
Shonts of the Interborough Rapid
Transit company, " he toured the
great underground transportation
system like a king. Before taking
the trip he telegraphed Senator
Miles Poindexter acceptance of
nomination to honorary member
ship in the Red Head club of Spo
kane, Wash.
SHE SPENT $2,000,000.
Los Angeles, May 26. How she
spent $2,000,000 in cash left her by
her father, the late E. J. ("Lucky")
Baldwin, was related in detail by
Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker at a
triel to determine her competency
in the probate department of the
superior court here today. The pro
ceedings were brought by Albert E.
Snyder of San Francisco, a son, who
asks that Mrs. Stocker be declared
incompetent to manage her $10,000,
000 estate and fhat a trustee be ap
pointed. Mrs. Stocker, when questioned by
her attorney, declared she had spent
$500,000 for diamonds, given anoth
er sum of $500,000 to an attorney to
invest for her, and had spent the
balance in various ways.
When questioned about one item
of $400,000 in particular, Mrs. Stock
er answered: "I spent it, and I'm the
girl that can do it."
Columbus. O., May 26. Soaring
prices in the last few hours, a rush
of business never before equalled
and sale of package goods in enor
mous quantities marked the passing
today of the liquor business in Ohio.
The state becomes the biggest pro
hibition state in the union at mid
night tonight, constitutional prohi
bition becoming effective tomorrow.
It was voted last November.
The state will lose annually
$4,000,000 that it obtained from
liquor revenues, it is estimated.
San Francisco, May 26. Complete
demobilization of the war army by
June 25 will be undertaken, accord
ing to orders received by the west
ern department headquarters of the
army, it was announced here today.
This will embrace all army forces
except regular army units. It was
stated that probably certain num
bers of war troops may be held at
the western and southern depart
ments of the army temporarily after
that date until their places for the
regular army establishment are filled
fey hi recruit.
VOL. 48. NO. 294.
Citizens of Omaha Getting
Ready to Greet "Fighting
Farmers" When They Ar
rive Home From France.
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, who
passed through Omaha last night
on his way to Chicago after deliv
ering the address to the Univer
sity of Nebraska graduates at
Lincoln yesterday, announced that
he would return to this city to
take part in the reception to the
Nebraska troops Friday.
He inspected the canteen at the
Union station and expressed him
self as greatly impressed with it.
The "Fighting Farmers." Nebras
ka contingents of the 89th division,
he 355th infantry and 341st machine
sun battalion, will find Omaha, on
their arrival in the city Friday, pre
pared to greet them with as much
vigor as they attacked the Germans
at St. Mihiel and the Argonne,
though it will not be that kind of a
Executive members of Mayor
Smith's "Welcoming Committee of
One Hundred" met last night at the
Chamber of Commerce and paved
the way for Omaha's "greatest day."
The principal features of the pro
gram will be: Official welcome at
railway station, the parade, grand
review by the governor and his
staff, informal reception and feed by
Red Cross and relatives, balloon and
airplane flights.
Eight subcommittees as follows
were appointed by the mayor to
take care of detail arrangements:
Parade-rWachob, chairman; Tuc
key and Brogan; information: Bro
gan, chairman; Black, Wachob; can
teen: Fodrea, chairman; Brown,
Tagg; reviewing stand: Smith,
chairman; Black; decorations:
Brown, chairman; Black, Tagg; mu
sic: Lovell, chairman; ' Caldwell,
Slabaugh; publicity: Manley, chair
man; Brown; finance: Folda.
Noise and Big Feed.
"Lots of noise, a good feed and a
rousing welcome, with the grand
review by Governor McKelvie were
among the points emphasized. The
mayor particularly 'requested that
the city make "plenty of noise" and
that "Old Glory" be seen and saluted
"Don't worry about that, mayor,"
Randall K. Brown, chairman of the
war service committee said. "Omaha
generally knows how to greet her
A telegram was sent last night to
Governor McKelvie at the Hotel
McAllister, New York, by Chair
man Brogan of the information com
mittee, asking positive identity of
the various organizations of the
homecoming units that their places
in the line of march may be as
signed in advance. Companies of
the incoming troops will be assigned
to a block each below Seventeenth
street, on Howard and Jackson, for
an informal reception and "feed" by
the Red Cross and relatives.
At least one member of the infor
mation committee will go to Chi
cago, arriving there Wednesday
night, to meet and confer with com
manders of the troops en route, to
ascertain this information and relay
it on ahead of the troops. The
blocks assigned to each company
will be marked with placards and the
places published in the papers as
soon as assigned. It is probable that
a large delegation of Omaha's self
appointed will accompany the ad
vance guard.
Route of Parade.
The parade route as indicated last
evening will be from Mason to Far
nam on Tenth street, north from
Tenth to Nineteenth street, south on
Nineteenth street from Farnam to
Harney, east on Harney to Seven
teenth and south on Seventeenth
street to Jackson. Here companies
will be marched to their allotted po
sitions below Seventeenth street on
Howard and Jackson.
The mayor's committee is co-operating
with the Chamber of Com-
(Continutd on Pare Tiro. Column Three.)
Units of 88th Will
Be Allowed to Parade
Through Des Moines
Des Moines, la., May 26. Units
of the 88th division discharged at
Camp Dodge. Ia., will be allowed
to parade in Des Moines, according
to a telegram from Adjutant Gen
eral Harris, at Washington, received
by the Des Moines patriotic com
mittee today. The telegram said
instructions had been issued to all
detachment - commanders authoriz
ing the parade.
Previous plans had been for a pa
rade at Camp Dodge, so as not to
delay discharge of the men.
About 15,000 men of the 88th di
vision are from Iowa, the remainder
being from nearby states.
Entara M MOMt.tlati Miy 2. IMC. at
Oath! P. 0. uadar act at Mareh 3. 1879.
Ruth Law To Try for
$50,000 Prize of Daily
Mail for Ocean Flight
Woman Aviator, En Route From China to New York,
Between Trains, While in Omaha, Confides to Re
porters That She Proposes Soon to Out-Hawker
Hawker in Flying.
Ruth Law, woman aviator, will
attempt to 'fly the Atlantic in the
near future, she announced to
Omaha newspapermen for the first
time last night.
Ruth Law is hurrying across the
continent on the Overland Lim
ited in order to make the flight be
fore Harry Hawker, the Australian,
whose recent attempt came to grief,
may make another attempt.
Miss Law will follow Hawker's
example by attempting a direct non
stop flight from St. Johns, Canada,
to Ireland, a distance of 1,850 miles.
She will pilot a 12-cylinder, 400
horse power Curtiss land plane, a
tvpe never yet flown except in trial
Out After Coin.
Speculation as to why Miss Law
gave up her proposed flight around
the world has been rife since her
announcement of its discontinuance
in China last month, but the first
definite confirmation of rumors
that it was to try for the $50,000
London Daily Mail prize was given
to Omaha newspaper men last night.
Determination and confidence lit
vp Miss Law's eyes as she told of
Senior Naval Officer and Par
ish Councillors Greet Flyer;
England Overjoyed at
News of Rescue.
Thurso, Scotland, May 26. (By
the Associated Press.) Harry G.
Hawker and Lt. Com. Mackenzie
Grieves were warmly received to
day when they landed from a torpe
do boat destroyer at the Scrabster
pier, two miles from Thurso town.
The senior naval officer and the
parish councillors welcomed the
rescued aviators officially.
"In the name of the people of
Thurso," said Provost Mackay, "I
offer you a welcome not only to
Thurso but to the shores of Great
Britain. Your countrymen greet you
warmly and proudly as heroic pi
oneers and sportsmen.
"It was at this landing stage that
Lord Kitchener said farewell to the
land he loved, and now we shall also
know it and mark it as a place of
wonderful welcome to two brave
sons of the empire."
Hawker, replying, merely said:
"I thank you for your kind greet
ing." Hawker Tells Experience.
London, May 26. The Daily Mail
today prints a dispatch from Thurso,
Scotland, giving the simple narra
tive of Harry G. Hawker regarding
the unsuccessful attempt to fly
across the Atlantic made by himself
Lt.-Com. Mackenzie Grieve.
"We had very difficult ground to
rise from on the other side," said
Hawker. "To rise at all we had to
run diagonally across the course.
"Once we got away we climbed
well, but about 10 minutes up we
passed from a firm, clear weather
into Newfoundland fog banks. We
got well over these, however, and of
course at once lost sight of the sea.
Encounter Storm.
"The sky was quite clear for the
first four hours, when the visibility
became very bad. Heavy cloud
banks were encountered and event
ually we fiew into a heavy storm
with rain squalls.
"At this time we were flying well
above the clouds at a height of about
15,000 feet."
"We, of course, realized that un
til the pipe was cleared we could
not rise much higher without using
a lot of motor power. When we
were about 124 hours on our way
the circulation system was still giv
ing us trouble, and we realized that
we could not go on using up our
motor power.
Sighted Steamer.
"Then it was that we reached,
the first fateful decision to play
for safety. We changed our course
and began flying diagonally across
the main shipping route for about
two and a half hours, when to our
great relief we sighted a Danish
steamer, which proved to be the
tramp, Mary.
"We sent up our light distress
signals. These were answered
promptly and then we flew on
about two miles and landed in the
water ahead of the steamer."
Caught With Whisky.
Missouri, Valley, la., May 26.
(Special). The three men, caught
here with 65 quarts of whisky and
sent to Logan May 10, were fined
$200 by Judge Arthur, plus $23.75
cost. After their fines were paid,
they went to Omaha. When they
were first arrested they gave "The
names: Joseph Vazac. lames Bleck,
and Louis Rep
her intent to cross the ocean by air.
"The real glory of the transatlan
tic flight will go to the first aviator
to make a nonstop flight from North
America to Europe," said Miss Law.
Sure She Can Make It.
"I am sure I Can make it," she
said. "The machine I shall use has
been under construction in Hemp
stead, Long Island, for nearly a
year. In a trial flight recently, it
made 190 miles an hour, at a height
of 9,000 feet.
"I am to meet Glen H. Curtiss in
New York and arrange at once for
the flight. My mechanic on the
trip across the ocean will be James
B. Lamont, whom I consider the
most proficient man in that line in
the country. He is not a navigator.
I'll have to do the navigating if
there is any to be done. I'll not
drop my landing gear as Hawker
did. I don't think that is necessary.
"If Hawker had had better luck
with his engine he probably would
have crossed the ocean. I will take
only the ordinary precautions that
Hawker took. It is impossible to
(Continued on Pago Two. Column Six.)
Couple Involved in Exposure
of Omaha "Dope" Traffic
Joined in Wedlock in
Council Bluffs.
"Curley" Stinson, e negrw known
by the police as king of the Omaha
dope peddlers, and Beatrice Wil
belm, alias Ruth Clark, his 19-year-old
white paramour, whose expose
of the illicit drug traffic in Omaha
startled federal and city authorities
into, unusual activity recently, were
married yesterday in Council Bluffs
by Justice Baird.
The incident again emphasized
the fact that Iowa is about the only
state in the union where such a mar
riage could take place.
On the eve of his wedding, Stin
son was arrested and charged with
assaulting Marie Collins, Sioux City"!
negress, at his home, 216 North
Thirteenth street.
Beatrice Wilhelm charged city po
lice with protecting "dope" peddlers
and told startling stories of the drug
traffic here.
Stinson is now under indictment
by the federal grand jury on a
charge of violating the Harrison
drug act.
Efforts to Expedite
Woman Suffrage Vote
Defeated in Senate
Washington, May 26. Efforts to
expedite a vote in the senate today
on the woman suffrage constitution
al amendment resolution were de
feated. By parliamentary tactics op
ponents of the measure succeeded
after two hours in postponing all
action until tomorrow.
After numerous roll calls and oth- J
er obstruction, the motion to dis
charge the suffrage committee from
considering the resolution, which
was passed by the house, last week,
was set aside under the rules at 2
o'clock for renewal of debate on the
resolution of Senator Johnson, re
publican, of California, requesting
a copy of the peace treaty with Ger
many. French Paper Says
Wilson Kept Text of
Peace Treaty Secret
Paris. May 26. (Havas.) The
Echo de Paris today declares that
it was on the request of President
Wilson that the heads of the allied
and associated powers have declined
to permit publication of the full text
of the peace treaty presented to the
Germans. President Wilson, adds
the newspaper, "foresaw incon
venience and risk in opening an im
portant discussion in the United
States during his absence."
Dispatches from American cor
respondents in Paris have stated
that it was understood the chief
opposition to making the treaty pub
lic came from Premier Lloyd
George, although President Wilson
later had approved the British pre
mier's view.
"That Is Communism,"
Note Left by Robbers
Berlin, May 26. An employe who,
robbed the cash register of a large
local firm of several thousand marks
left a note in the cash drawer on
which he had written, "That is com
munism. The time has come to
divy ur "
Nebraska Senator Accused of
Losing Temper; Knox Sug
gests Reading of Treaty
Before Discussion.
Washington, May 26. The league
of nations was debated in the senate
again today with an increasing show
of bitterness.
Senator Reed, democrat, of Mis
souri, attacked the proposal in such
vigorous terms that he aroused re
peated objections from senators sup
porting it and developed a running
debate colored by dramatic accusa
tions and heated retorts. The Mis
souri senator declared the league
would place the destinies of the
white race in the hands of ignorant
and superstitious nations of black
and yellow populations, and charged
that many democrats were support
ing it for partisan reasons. -
In frequent interruptions of Sen
ator Reed's speech, Senator Hitch
cock of Nebraska, ranking democrat
of the foreign relations committee,
insisted that the premises for these
charges were false and that the infer
ences drawn were unfair and dan
gerous. He drew in turn a reply
from Senator Knox, republican, of
Pennsylvania, who suggested that
supporters of the league covenant
should read it before they discussed
Called to Order.
So heated did the exchanges be
come at. one point that the chair
rapped for order and Senator Reed
decfared that Senator Hitchcock had
"lost his temper."
The measure which brought the
league issue before the senate was
the resolution of Senator Johnson,
republican, requesting from the
State department the full text of
the peace treaty. There was no at
tempt to reach a vote on the resolu
tion and it went over again as un
finished business, to come up when
the senate reconvenes Wednesday.
Race Question Involved.
Without speaking directly on the
Johnson resolution, Senator Reed
made a general attack on the cove
nant itself as a proposal to hand
over control of the white race and
the civilized world to an assembly
of nations where a majority always
could- be brought together on any
race question in opposition to white
supremacy. He declared support of
the plan never could be explained at
home by senators from the south,
with its negro problem, or from the
west, with its Chinese and Japanese
problems. Turning dramatically to
his democratic colleagues, he con
tinued: "If a republican president had
brought it here if Roosevelt had
brought it here there isn't a demo
crat that wouldn't have been stand
ing by my side fighting to the last
ditch to rescue the country from so
monstrous and so cruel a thing."
Names Countries.
As the nations where white blood
does not predominate, the senator
named Liberia, Haiti, Hedjas, Pan
ama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guate
mala, Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, Peru,
Brazil, South Africa, Siam, India,
China and Japan. In these coun
tries, he asserted, the average of
illiteracy was 85 per cent and he
quoted extensively from reference
works to show that many of them
were overrun with superstition.
While the Missouri senator was
assailing the league in the senate,
Representative Madden, republican,
of Illinois, made a speech criticis
ing it in the house and declaring the
American people never could min
gle on equal terms with the peoples
of Europe. No general debate de
veloped, however.
When the Johnson resolution
comes up in the senate Wednesday
Senator Robinson, democrat, of Ar
kansas, expects to open debate with
a speech supporting the league.
Discharged Troops
of England Demand
Work of Government
London, May 26. Thousands of
discharged soldiers and sailors out
of employment, armed with stones
and other missiles, marched toward
the House of Commons today. They
came into conflict with the police
barring the approaches and were
Later the procession was reformed
and marched toward Buchingham
palace, but the demonstration broke
up before it reached the palace.
There were no further disorders.
The demonstration followed a
meeting in Hyde Park, where the
discharged soldiers and sailors de
manded work and a minimum wage
Similar demonstrations were held
throughout the country.
By Mall (I yaar). Daily. S4.M:
Dally and Sun.. MM; outtlda Nik.
Ole Hanson Would Class
Unemployment As Crime;
Much Depends On Congress
Fighting Mayor of Seattle Says Government Should
Provide Work for Every Man ; Labor Entitled to
Receive Better Wages Than Prevailed Before the
War; Co-Operation is Solution.
(Hy Iniverital Service.)
New York, May 26. "I wouldn't
class unemployed as a menace," said
Ole Hanson, fighting mayor of Seat
tle, today in outlining his plan for
saving this and other nations from
further inroads of extreme radical
ism. "I would class it as a crime
a national crime. The government
can prevent it and should prevent it.
There should never be idleness in
this country. It is preventable waste
and preventable waste is a crime.
"The government should provide
opportunity for work for every man
who is out of employment in great
divisions which would add to the
wealth of the country and make pov
erity unknown. Every man who can
work should be required to do so,
choosing the work for which he is
best adapted. He should produce
with either hands or brains. The
time is coming when the law will
see to this.
Much Depends on Congress.
"Much depends upon the action of
the present congress. Business
wants to know where it stands,
wants to know what it may do and
what it may not do. Uncertainty
raises the spectre of danger. If con
gress lays down right and definite
rules I think we are bound to go
forward with a rush to the greatest
prosperity we have ever enjoyed.
Fur Coats and Silverware, All
Valued at $1,667, Taken
From Dr. C. C. Rose
water's Home.
Burglars yesterday afternoon
committed the boldest daylight rob
bery perpetrated in Omaha for more
than a year when they plundered
the home of Dr. Charles C. Rose
water, 3424 Farnam street, some
time between 1 and 3 o'clock.
An Alaskan sealskin coat belong
ing to Miss Irene Rosewater, val
ued at $700, and a Hudson sealskin
coat, valued at $500, were taken by
the robbers, who gained entrance
by breaking the glass in the rear
Silverware, jewelry and clothing
amounting to $467 were also taken.
A squad of detectives was put on
the case at 3 o'clock when Dr. Rose
water reported the loss to the po
lice, but at 3 o'clock this morning
no arrests had been made. Detec
tives are working on several clues
which they believe will materialize
this morning.
Miss Nora Roehrkasse
Killed When Auto
Slides Off Into Ditch
Lincoln, May 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Sunday was a day for trou
ble around Lincoln, and in some
instances a day of tragedy. Joy
riders traveling at 50 miles an hour,
ran into a ditch, en route to Crete
and Miss Nora Roehrkasse was in
stantly killed. The driver of the
tar, Guy Deats, was probably fa
tally injured Miss Gertrude, sister
of the dead girl, was seriously in
jured, while H. M. Pughuy was bad
ly cut and bruised. There were eight
people in the car.
William- F. Caltley, a farm hand,
while riding a young horse, was
thrown from the animal and badly
injured. He lived near Cook and
died just before reaching a Lincoln
Two Men Killed in Wyoming
Nitroglycerine Explosion
Casper, Wyo., May 26. Two un
identified men were blown to pieces,
residences and business houses
shaken as if in an earthquake and
windows broken for a radius of
many blocks in an explosion tonight
which wrecked the storage plant of
the Wyoming Torpedo company. It
was feared that two others may
have been killed, and the debris is
being searched.
The two dead men were oil well
"shooters" and their death precludes
any explicit explanation of the nitro
glycerine explosion.
Iowa Farmers to Ask for
Repeal of Daylight Law
Washington, May 26. Congress
was asked to repeal the daylight
saving law and to provide funds for
the continued operation of the fed
eral employment system, by resolu
tions which the executive and legis
lative committees of the National
Grange adopted' today.
A petition asserted to contain the
names of .300,000 Iowa farmers, ask
ing the daylight saving abolition,
was prepared for presentation to
"Capital and labor must
their differences and I believe this
can be arranged through co-operation,
so that we may have peace and
love instead of hate and strife and
that bolshevism may be destroyed in
America. I believe if employers will
do their share toward satisfying the
demands of labor the workers will
reciprocate with a full day's work
for a full day's pay, and will do their
full share in stamping out radical
ism, anarchy and treason.
Labor Entitled to More.
"Labor is entitled tu more than
it received before the war. Even
at the rates that prevailed before
the war, labor did not receive suf
ficient return to enable the work
ers to maintain their families in
decency and comfort and make
proper provisions for the future.
All this must be altered and I be
lieve it will be altered.
"It will be to the advantage of
both capital and labor for the vork
man to receive a fair wage and give
a fair return in labor. In every
business I believe there should be
well paid labor, equally well paid
administration and equally well paid
capital. One is as necessary and
important as the other. Upon the
co-operation of all three the suc
cess and prosperity of the country
Mrs. I jams, on Witness Stand,
Tells Story of Her Tragic
Encounter With Mrs.
Van Ausdell.
Mrs. Viva Ijams yesterday after
noon related to the jury in Judge
Redick's court the quarrel and strug
gle between herself and Mrs.
Blanche Van Ausdell the night of
February 16, 1919, at Twenty-second
and Leavenworth streets, when she
was shot and wounded by Mrs. Van
Mrs. Van Ausdell stated to the po
lice, following the shooting that she
had shot Mrs. Ijams because Mrs.
Ijams had wrecked her home. Mrs.
Van Ausdell is being tried on a
charge of shooting with intent to
kill and, if convicted, faces a peni
tentiary sentence.
Mrs. Ijams, on the witness stand,
wore the same dress that she wore
the night of the shooting, a dark
brown velvet. County Attorney
Shotwell had her turn her back to
the jury and show where the bullet
went through the dress.
Walked Side By Side.
"Mrs. Van Ausdell met me just
after I came out of my home, 811
South Twenty-seeond street," said
Mrs. Ijams. "She said she wanted
to talk to me. I said I didn't care to
talk. She walked by my side until
we crossed Leavenworth street.
"Then she said, 'I understand you
have been practically living with my
husband for the last two weeks.' I
said, 'Are you sure of that?' We
walked a little way and then she
dropped behind and I felt the shot
in my back."
Witness described how she ran back
across the street with Mrs. Van Aus
dell pursuing her. They grappled,
she said, and fell, Mrs. Ijams on top.
They got up and Mrs. Ijams ran
down Leavenworth street to Twen-
(ContinuPd on Pair Two, Column Two.)
16,000 Killed or
Injured in Volcanic
Eruptions in Java
Tokio, May 26. Sixteen thousand
persons were killed or injured in a
volcanic eruption in central Java
May 20, according to official advices
from Batavia.
Amsterdam, May 26. The vol
cano of Kalut, in Java, has hurst
into eruption, wiping out 20 villages
in the district of Brengat and 11 in
the vicinity of Blitar and causing
deaths estimated at 15,000, according
to a Central News dispatch received
The volcano Kalht (Keloet) is one
of the 14 active volcanoes on the
island of Java. Kalut is in eastern
Java, south of Surabaya.
Boy Struck by Auto.
Donald Butts, 4-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Butts. 2620
Leavenworth street, was struck yes
terday afternoon by an automobile
driven by E. S. Cloyer, 1317 South
Twenty-eighth street and escaped
with slight bruises. Cloyer was ar
rested and booked for investigation.
Donald attempted to run across the
street and slipped, falling directly in
front of
Suaiay. 12 M;
aettaaa antra.
Orlando Refuses Explanation
Demanded by Wilson Until .
Greek Premier Withdraws
From Session of Council.
Paris, May 26. The Italians tiav
landed additional troops at Sokia, in
Asia Minor, 50 miles southeast ol
The Turkish government has pro
f-tested to the peace conference and
has expressed regret that the Greeks
were permitted to occupy Smyrna,
saying the government felt it would
have been wiser to have had a joint
allied occupation.
The protest says it is feared thai
trouble would ensue as the advance
into the interior of the country con
tinues. Ask vExplanation.
It has been learned in trust
worthy quarters there that the
United States, Great Britain and
France united in sending a note to
Italy requesting an explanation of
the landing of Italian forces in Tur
key. As a result of the request an in
cident occurred during a meeting of
the council of four. When Premier
Orlando entered the council cham
ber President Wilson addressed the
Italian premier directly, asking what
the answer was to the note of tiie
three powers.
Signor Orlando replied that he
was prepared to explain to the
council, but would not do so until
Premier Venizelos of Greece with
drew from the chamber. Prest
dent "Wilson, it was declared, in
sisted on Venizelos remaining,, but
Orlando was obdurate. Venizelos
finally left, and later the council
expressed its regret to the Greek
premier for the incident.
The dispatch did not add what
the reply of the Italian premier was.
Germans Say They Will
Ask No Further Extension
(By the Associated Press.)
As the day for the Germans to
give answer to the peace demands
of the allied and associated govern
ments approaches and the German
plenipotentiaries have announced
hey will ask no further extension
of time beyond Thursday, the limit
set by the allies there apparently
has been no change in the sentiment
of German government circles that
the treaty should not be signed.
"Should I, under pressure from
our own misled countrymen, sign
this sentence of death?" an utter
ance attributed to Count von Brock-dorff-Rantzan
in reply to a question
as to whether the demands of the
independent socialists that the com
pact should be duly sealed sums up
generally the state of mind supposed
to exist in the higher walks of Ger
man political life.
Meanwhile, allied commissions
are preparing to hand to Austria
and Bulgaria the treaties that are
to be drawn up for them. The Aus
trians, who have been for some time
at St. Germain, are chafing under
'he delay in being called before the
peace congress. The delay is de
clared to be mainly due to the set
tlement of conditions regarding rep
arations. Urges Haste.
Dr. Renner, head of the Austrian
delegation, has appealed to Premier
Clemenceau, urging the hastening of
the presentation of the peace treaty,
declaring that the delay is creating
a "regrettable strain" on Austria fi
nancially. The belief is expressed in Paris
that the allied and associated pow
ers will exempt the new states
formed from parts of the former
dual monarchy from any payments
on account of reparation or public
property taken over by them. The
council of four is now engaged in
thoroughly going into the situation
of these new states.
Automobile Firm Resumes
Work Following Strike
Toledo,' O., May 26. Work was
resumed in several departments c4
the Willys-Overland company today
under guard of armed soldiers under
the personal supervision of Mayor
Cornell Schreiber.
There was no disorder. Officials
of the company announced tonight
that other departments will be re
opened as soon as the workers sig
nify willingness to return under the
48-hour-a-week system.'
Pickets installed by organized la
bor were ordered not to distrub em
ployes entering the plant.
Civil War Veteran Dies.
Lawrence. Kan.. Mav 2f Ailrii.
Gentry, 80, a gardener near here,
died when he stopped to rest after a
short period of plowing after sup
per. Heat is believed partly re
sponsible for the death, as it wa
very warm all the afternoon oi f3
day he plowed.