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EXCLUDED SOLDIERS WILL
GET VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
Washington, June 2. Senator
Xenyon's bill to extend federal vo
cational training to about 4,000 sol
diers now excluded under the pres
ent law because they are not entitled
to war risk compensation was favor
ably reported by the labor commit
tee The senate today considered a
companion bill by Senator Smith,
democrat, Georgia to provide voca
tional training of men injured in
industrial accidents or otherwise.
I EMPOLYES' BONUSES.
Butte, June 2. The Anaconda
Copper Mining company today an
nounced a reduction of ten per cent
in the compensation of salaried em
ployes in cases where bonuses are
being received. To meet higher
living costs, the company on three
occasions raised the salaries of
clerks and others not drawing more
than $300 a month.
DENIES BRIBE CHARGE
IN FAIR ESTATE CASE.
San Francisco, June 2. Denial of
charges that he accepted a bribe to
write an opinion setting aside the
trust clause involving the millions
of dollars in the James G. Fair
estate was made today by Frederick
W. Henshaw, former assistant
justice of the state supreme court.
I he denial was set forth in an
nnswer tileri in the superior court
here today to a suit recently insti
fited by Lieut. Wesley M. Crothers
and other claimants to the Fair
estate to bring about restoration of
the trust clause in the Fair will.
Henshaw denied each of the alle
gations in the Crothers suit.
ATTEMPTED COUP BRINGS
STRIKE IN HUN TOWNS.
Berlin, June 2. The inhabitants
of Mayence and Wiesbaden began
this morning a 24-hour strike in pro
test against the attempted coup in
proclaiming an independent Pala
It is also reported that pro-German
Palatinatists at Mannheim de
clared a general strike and that the
inhabitants of the Palatinate, not
withstanding threats by the French
of courts-martial, everywhere are
tearing down the posters proclaim
ing the republic.
OPERA SINGER'S" SPOUSE
Chicago. June 2. Answering the
divorce bill of Amelita Galli-Curci,
opera singer, Luigi C. Curci, in a
document filed in superior court to
day denied his wife's allegations of
cruelty, of squandering her money
and of indiscretions with "women of
the chorus" and hotel maids. He
denied he ever struck her with a
poker and that she ever had ad
vanced him $20,000 to establish him
self in business.
In addition, Curci accused the
singer of infidelity and named Ho
mer Samuels, Mme. Galli-Curci's
accompanist, as . corespondent. .
HOLD UP CONFIRMATION
OF PALMER APPOINTMENT.
Washington, June 2. Senate con
firmation of Attorney General fann
er was held up today in the judiciary
committee upon objections by Sen
ator Frelinghuysen, republican, of
New Jersey, to acts of Mr. Palmer
while alien property custodian. A
sub-committee was appointed to in
vestigate and report.
IN PEACE POLICY
Bill Drafted by Interstate
Commerce Commission .
Presented to Congress
Washington, June 2. A perma
nent peacetime policy for common
carriers engaged in interstate com
merce, including railroad, telegraph,
telephones, cable and radio compa
nies was presented to congress to
day in a bill drafted by the- Inter
state Commerce commission and in
troduced by Senator Fomerene of
Ohio and Representative Esch,
chairman of the house Interstate
Regulation of the carriers by the
commission under broad and ex
. tended powers is provided in the
bill, which is a proposed "revision of
the interstate commerce act and is
said to represent generally the com
mission's views on transportation
problems. The bill would give the
commission sweeping authority over
rates, service consolidations, exten
sions, security issues and virtually
all physical operations, including
traffic pooling and joint use of phys
ical property. Under the measure
the -commission would have power
to continue the present regional
plan of railroad operation and also
extend it to oil pipe lines, express
and all interstate wire companies.
Take 200 Passengers
Off Grounded Ship
Seattle, Wash., June 2 Word was
received today that the Alaska
bound passenger steamship North
western grounded in Wrangell, Nar
rows, southeastern Alaska, late yes
terday. The Northwestern's 200
passengers were transferred last
night to the south-bound passenger
steamship City of Seattle, which
answered the wireless distress calls
of the stranded vessel.
Meet to Discuss Changes
In Fontenelle Basement
A special meeting of the Douglas
Hotel company has been called for
Monday afternoon. June 9, to con
sider plans for converting the base
ment of 'the Hotel Fontenelle into
two store rooms. The proposed
cost of the alterations will be
$25,000. . ,. , .
VOL. 48. NO. 800.
Vanquished Nation Appeals
for Grace, Justice and
Kindly Treatment at
Hands of Victors.
St. Germain, June 2. The repre
sentatives of the vanquished nation
met the victors at today's ceremony
in the fifteenth century castle of St.
Germain to appeal for grace and
justice and kindly treatment. No
trace of the arrogant spirit with
which Count von Brfcckdorff-Rant-
zau, head ot the uerman delegation,
attempted at Versailles to arraign
the allied powers as jointly re
sponsible for the war and demanded
participation in the negotiations on
equal terms marked the speech of
Dr. Karl Renner, the Austrian
chancellor, who replied to Georges
Clemenceau, the president of the
The Austrian plenipotentiary,
speaking in trench as a concession
tn his auditors, did not seek to ex
tenuate the guilt of the former
Austro-Hungarian government for
'"the horrible crime of 1914."
He asked only that the full weight
of the punishment should not fall
solely on the little mountain re
pTfblic, which was all that was left
of the once mighty Austria, but that
it be regarded as only one of eight
new republics into which the old
Monarchy had been divided and that
it be apportioned no more of the
penalties than it could bear.
Photographer Suffers Mishap
The mishap of a photographer
who, in the midst of Dr. Kenners
speech, fell with a crash of shattered
glass into one of the museum cases,
and the blunders of the French offi
cial translator, who twice during the
Oerman translation of the speech
went astray, causing gasps of
mingled horror and amusement.
also impaired the formal dignity of
The Japanese and Chinese dele
gates were the first to arrive and
take their places at the table. They
were closely followed by M. Cle
The others filed in rapidly several
minutes before noon and all the
plenipotentiaries were in their places
except President Wilson and Colonel
House. Anxious glances were cast
at the empty chairs as the minutes
passed beyond the hour set for the
Feared for President's Safety,
Finally an official was sent to
learn if anything had happened. The
president appeared at 12:10 and word
was immediately sent to the head
quarters of the Austrians.
They entered one by one ten min
utes later through a door at the
rear of the hall. Dr. Renner was
calm and assured as if entering his
own house. He walked directly to
his seat and motioned his colleagues
to their places. The entire assem
blage, which had risen up on the
entry of the Austrians, seated itself.
M. Clemenceau alone remained
standing and with scarcely an in
stant's pause the session started.
Ears which were eagerly strained
striking phrases on the origin of the
striking phrases o nthe origin of the
war or Austria's guilt and punish
ment were disappointed, lhe Iiger
refrained from any political allusion
in his speech; he merely outlined
the procedure of the negotiations
and explained that only part of the
treaty was ready. He asked that
any replies or explanations to such
parts of the treaties as were laid
today before the Austrians be sub
mitted in writing within IS days.
Speaks in Easy Tone.
M. Clemenceau spoke in easy con
versational tone, befitting such rou
tine remarks, and at the end called
for translations, which were given
in Italian, as well as German and
The French official who attempted
the German rendition opened by
addressing "the delegations of the
(Continued an Par Two, Column Foot.)
First American Decorated
For Gallantry In Russia
Archangel, June 2. (By the
Associated Press.) Lt Milton Rog
ers, of Lebanon, Ky., is the first
American to be decorated for gal
lantry during the fighting on the
Murmansk front He has been
awarded the French cross for lead
ing an attack on the bolshevik
trenches-at Urosozero, on April 11,
with the co-operation of a French
FASCINATING! GRIPPING! ADELE GARRISON'S LOVE SERIAL, REVELATIONS OF A WIFE.
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IN LONG FLIGHT
U. S. Army Air Service Plan
ning Transcontinental Trip
in Bombing Plane.
Washington, June 2. An attempt
to make a transcontinental flight
from New York city to San Fran
cisco in less than two days with
only one stop en route, will be made
by the army air service within the
next few days. A Martin bombing
plane will be used.
The start will be made from Min-
eola, L. I.
North Platte, Neb., 1,500 miles
from New York, has been selected
as the midway point. The schedule
allows only 16 hours and 39 minutes
for the first lap and the departure
from North Platte is set for 3:30
o'clock on the following morning.
The plane should land at San Fran
cisco about 5:58 p. m. Officials here
believe the trip should be made
easily within the 37 hours and 38
minutes allowed in the schedule.
Captain Royn Francis, a flier of
long experience both in military and
commercial planes, will be in charge
of the flight. He will be accom
panied by Lieut. Edmund A. Clune
and two or three mechanics. The
plane to be used is capable of carry
ing one ton of freight or from ten
to twelve passengers.
PRICE OF ICE 4
CENTS A HUNDRED
Increase Goes Into Effect
Without Previous Announce
ment; Municipal Stations
to Sell at Old Rates.
Once more Mr. High Cost of Liv
ing has given the public a jolt. This
time it is the ice dealers. Without
any previous announcement, yester
day they increased their prices from
50 to 54 cents per 100 pounds. As
heretofore, coupon books will be
sold with a 10 per cent discount if
payment is made before the tenth
day of the month following the sale.
Ice dealers contend that the ad
vance in price nas oeen made nec
essary by reason of the increase in
price of everything they have to buy.
They point to the fact that thev
were paying $48 a ton for hay, $1.50
a bushel tor corn o cents a bushel
for oats and $75 to $100 a month to
men in the ice plants and on the
It may be cheering to the public
to know that ice dealers assert that
there will not be any farther advance
in prices later on and after the
weather becomes hot.
The new prices become effective
yesterday and were applied by the
small as well as the large dealers in
While ice prices have gone up
with the big concerns and the small
dealers, there is a little relief found
in the fact that at the municipal
plant and at the 17 municipal selling
stations, the old prices will main
tain. This is the statement given
out by R. B. Howell, general man
ager. "We have no intention of increas
ing ice prices." said Mr. Howell.
The municipal plant will continue to
sell on the cash and carry plan at
15 pounds for 5 cents, 45 pounds for
15 cents and 90 pounds for 30 cents.
"A the prices quoted the city can
more than break een on the manu
facture of ice and with a very small
additional cost could pay the 'ad
vance in the price of everything' put
torth by the ice dealers.
Open New Stations.
"We have 12 selling stations in
operation now and . will have the
other five ready for business before
the end of the week
that 400 families will be suppl
from each station, or a total of 6,800
in the aggregate.
lhe municipal plant has a capac
ity of 100 tons of ice per day and in
addition we have storage canacity
for 9,000 tons. This storaga will
serve as a sort of a reservoir and
will be drawn upon as the necessity
may demand. In this way we will
be able to put out 200 tons per day.
"Of course we will not be able to
handle the entire private family
trade of the city, but we will be able
to take care of all the people who
desire to visit the selling stations,
buy their ice and carry it home.
"In selling ice at the prices quoted
no fortunes are being made, but the
plant is mnr than hrrakinc ven.
1 dont know what profit the
dealers are making, but if the mu
nicipal plant can manufacture and
sell ice at 30 cents for 90 pounds
and make a profit there ought to
be considerable money in selling a
similar product at 54 cents per 100
OMAHA, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1919."
Senator Johnson Says Britain
and Japan, by Covenant,
Are Guaranteeing Own In
tegrity Through U. S.
Washington, June 2. A charge
that the old world powers, led by
Great Britain and Japan, are at
tempting, through the league of na
tions, to trap the United States into
perpetually guaranteeing their in
tegrity, was made in the senate to
day by Senator Johnson, Republican,-
The league proposal, declared the
senator, has behind it no serious
purpose of maintaining peace, but
is instead a proposal to maintain
autocratic power. He asserted the
Paris delegates dared not make
good their peace professions by
writing into the league covenant a
provision to leave war declarations
to a popular vote of the peoples
"This league of nations with the
men who really wrote it," he said,
"was meant to maintain peace only
in so far as peace maintained for
ever inviolate their territories andj
their subject population.
In a speech, of more than two
hours, Senator Johnson charged
also that the provision dealing with
the Monroe doctrine was inserted
in the revised covenant of the league
for the purpose of making the doc-,
trine invalid; that the American del
egates in Paris had written "the
blackest page in all our history" by
approving the transfer of Shantung
to Japan; and that in the back
ground of the whole peace negotia
tions lurked the sinister influence of
the Anglo-Japanese offensive and
Resolution Laid Aside.
The senator was not interrupted
during his address and after its con
clusion his resolution asking for the
complete text of the peace treaty
was temporarily laid aside. It
probably will not come up again un
10 support his assertion that the
Monroe doctrine would be destroyed
by the league covenant, Mr. John
son quoted a statement by the Brit
ish delegates at Paris saying that
should any dispute as to the mean
ing of the doctrine "arise between
the American and European powers,
the league is there to settle it.
lhe British interpretation of this
amendment is given .added impor
tance," continued the" senator, "by
the voting strength of the various
members of the league. With Eng
land six votes and the United States
one, we may be perfectly certain
that the English interpretation of
the amendment relating to the Mon
roe doctrine will receive caretul
and courteous consideration."
Quoting utterances of President
Wilson against the arbitrary trans
fer of peoples from one sovereignty
to another, the California senator as
serted all of these ideals had been
forgotten by the president in accept
ing the Shantung clause of the peace
NC4 Not to Attempt
Return Trip to U. S.
by Air, Daniels Says
Washington, June 2. The Amer
ican naval seaplane NC-4, which ar
rived at Plymouth England, Satur
day, thereby completing the first
transatlantic flight, will not attempt
non-stop or any other kind ot a
"'S'1' back t0. the .United States,
secretary uanieis said today, lhe
seaplane will be disassembled and
shipped to this country.
The secretary said the navy con
templated no attempt at a non-stop
transocean flight in the near future
as the navy did not desire to make
a spectaculuar showing, was not in
any competition for transatlantic
flight honors and did not favor
U-Boats Sink 43 Ships
of an American Firm
New York, June 2. The Interna
tional Mercantile Marine company
lost 43 steamers of 409,967 gross
tons during the war through Ger
man submarines and mines, accord
ing to the annual report of the com
pany for 1918, made public here to
day. These losses were all covered
by war risk insurance, and the com
pany's operations for the year
showed gross earnings of $38,042,093
and net earnings of $11,493,074.
Hun Proposals Will Be Re
fused; Must Sign Treaty
by June 25.
Paris, June 2. The reply of the
allied and associated governments
to German counter proposals, the
Echo de Paris declares, will be
handed to Count von Brockdorff
Rantzau on Friday. It will con
stitute refusal of the German pro
posals. The Germans, the newspa
per adds, will be told they must
either accept or refuse the allied
conditions before June 25.
Residents of West Farnam Up
in Arms Against Proposed
Plan of Dr. Palmer
Protests from residents living on
Thirty-ninth street, between Far
nam and Davenport streets, are be
coming more definite against the
proposed location of a hospital by
Dr. Palmer Findley, on the east
side of Thirty-ninth street, just
north of Farnam.
A delegation of men. headed by
H. H. Baldrige, John F. Stout, E.
G. McGilton and W. D. McHugh,
appeared before the city council last
week and ' viarorouslv protested
against the establishment of a hos
pital in this residence district. "The
council referred the matter to the
city planning board, with directions
that the board report back its rec
ommendations within two weeks.
lhe women of this community
have taken the matter up and they
intend to appear before the planning
board Wednesday afternoon, to pre
sent their reasons why a hospital
in their neighborhood would mar
its residential exclusiveness.
Mrs. Hall Protests.
Mrs. Mathew A. Hall, 115 South
Thirty-ninth street, is one of the
protestants who is outspoken on
this subject. lt is a pity, she said
"that a street that has been a resi
aence street tor so many years
should be disturbed in this manner.
uur street nas always been a resi
dence neighborhood and we have
all beautified our homes, and thus
we have helped to beautify the city.
We have lived for 23 years in our
home and others have lived in their
homes many years. Improvements
have been made with a view of es
tablishing a permanent residence
section. I feel that a hospital would
not help our street, but that it
would be a detriment. I feel that
our street is one of the show places
of the city. We have kept the street
up and have been good citizens and
we do not like the idea of a hospital
being located on Thirty-ninth
Mrs. C. H. Pickens, 112 North
Thirty-ninth street, another protest-
ant, also voiced her objections: I
can not see why this hospital should
be located at the proposed site. The
matter came without any warning to
us. From every point of view it
would be undesirable. It would
spoil our residence district. It would
not be pleasant to have it so close
to our homes. We have lived here
20 years and have been striving in
every way to save our street for a
Want Restricted District
Mrs. George A. Joslyn, Thirty
ninth and Davenport streets, is with
her neighbors on this protest al
though she does not live as close
as others to the proposed hospital
The property owners living on
Thirty-ninth street, between Farnam
and Davenport streets, are seeking
through the city planning board to
have the street declared a restricted
residence zone, to preclude the in
trusion of any structure not within
the classification of residences.
Until the city planning board
shall have acted in the matter the
city building department is withhold
ing a permit for the hospital.
Great Britain Soon
to Float Victory Loan
London, June 2. In the House of
Commons today a resolution was
adopted authorizing the treasury
to raise a loan to a limit of 250.-
000,000 to cover the estimated de
ficit for the year and any sum re
quired for the repayment of ma
turing securities and the creation of
a sinking fund.
Norse Won't Blockade
Huns for Not Signing
Paris, June 2. Norway has re
fused to join in a blockade of Ger
many in case the German delegates
refuse to sign the peace treaty, j
By Mall (I year). Dally. $4.59: taniay. SIM:
Dally aa Saa.. W.M: taMda Nek. eeetefe extra.
All the Old Stars in Fine
Fettle at the Opening;
Bigger Things Are
"Oh, boy, we never saw anything
like that in France," shouted one of
the 300 casuals marooned in Omaha
owing to the wreck of their train
enroute to California. The remark
was brought forth after seeing the
opening performance of King
Ak-Sar-Ben's Den show last night.
The visiting soldiers were special
The show is bigger and better
than ever, as was .attested by the
applause of the 2,000 members
present at the opening performance.
Speeded up by the revolving stage
and other new equipment there was
not a quiet moment. The only handi
cap to the speed of the show was
the numerous encores demanded by
tne audience, i ne old stars are
back and better than ever in the new
production. The saxaphone band
"brought down the house.".
The season opens with the biggest
membership in history and about
double the membership at the close
of last season. The membership is
now 3,141. A drive was started for
The added members are desired
because of the expense of the new
Ak-Sar-Ben field. The membership
is enthused over the project and as
sured the governors that the $500,
000 desired, to be expended this year
would be raised in short order.
After the show, when questioned,
"Dad" Weaver said, "Don't tell them
a word about it. Make them join
its the best show ever seen in
Omaha and I am satisfied they will
get their money s worth on their
Gus Goes Scouting.
While the loyal subjects were
teeding the inner man and prais
ing the performance, Gus Renze was
seen sneaking out of a back door
with a glum face.
"Just tell them I am leaving town
on a midnight train and will not be
back until they forget the opening,"
said Gus Renze. "If they want to
shoot anybody it will have to be the
actors. But I will promise this be
fore leaving, inside of four weeks I
will have a show that will equal the
y No show will be given next Mon
day night. The performance has
been postponed to Wednesday, June
11, when the State Bankers' associa
tion and the Nebraska undertakers
will be special guests- The rough
spots which are few and far between
will be polished off before the next
show. The cast promises to be seen
in mid-season form for the special
Among the bright lights in the
1919 show were "Hank" Dunn,
Frank Dunn, Frank Latertzer, Oscar
Lieben, Walter Adams, and other
stars of previous shows. Everett
Buckingham and Charles Black of
the Board of Governors briefly out
lined the plans of the organization
for the coming season.
Three Brothers Given
Sentences to Prison
for Assaulting Child
Aberdeen. S. D., June 2. (Spe
cial.) The May term of circuit court
for Perkins county, just concluded
at Bison, passed upon more than the
usual number of criminal cases
Judge Dillman sentenced Nick Dief
fielding to a term of X) years in the
South Dakota penitentiary at Sioux
rails, and his two brothers, N. A.
Dieffielding and Matt Dieffielding,
to 10 years each, on pleas of guilty
to criminal assault on Nick Dief-
fielding's 16-year-old daughter.
High Court Dismisses
Du Pont Stock Suit
Washington, June 2. Federal
court decrees in the so-called Du
Pont stock suit, dismissing proceed
ings brought by Philip F. Du Pont
against Pierre S. Du Pont and 11
directors of the Du Pont Powder
company to declare invalid the pur
chase for $14,000,000 from T. Cole
man Du Pont of stock having a
market value of $57,000,000, were in
effect, sustained today by the su
preme court which refused to re
view the case.
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LUL1-1L I EidLArLd
DEATH OR INJURY
American Radicals Let Loose Reign of Terror in Eight
Principal Cities Throughout Country; Bombs Aimed
By Anarchists Against Men Who Had Directed
Forces of Law Against Them Fail to
Claim Intended Victims.
Washington, June 3. Another attempted reign of ter
ror, directed chiefly against public officials who have been
active in their prosecution, was made by American radicals
shortly before last midnight. A bomb explosion which dam
aged the residence of Attorney General Mitchell Palmer, in
the fashionable northwest section of Washington, but which
apparently resulted only in the death of the bomb planter,
was followed at brief intervals by similar explosions in seven
other cities in a belt extending from Cleveland to Boston.
for Whom Assassin's
Bomb Was Intended
to Ask Membership
in the World League
Washington, June 2. The Philip
pine Islands will apply for n'ember-
hip in the league of nations imme
diately after receiving their inde
pendence and will regard such mem
bership as sufficient protection from
in making this statement today
at a joint meeting of senate and
house committees, Manuel Quezon,
president of the Philippine senate
and head of the mission sent to this
country to urge independence, de
clared there was no reason to fear
an attack by the Japanese. The peo
pie of the islands did not anticipate
trouble from Japan, he said, adding
that while they could not resist
powerful attack alone now or with
in ten years, they would be able
eventually to protect themselves
from all invasions.
Answering senator Harding, re
publican, of Ohio, Mr. Quezon said
the Filipinos were ready to accept
independence without any protection
from the united States.
Death Sentence to Be
Carried Out Unless
r t . r
Lincoln, Neb.. June 2. (Special
.telegram). Unless the court takes
some action or Governor McKelvie
interferes, the electrocution of Will
Vincent Grammer, sentenced to
death for causing rne murder of his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Vogt, will be
carried out Friday, although War
den Fenton admits he has no chair
for the purpose. Application for a
new trial was filed in supreme court
late Monday, the last day allowed
Anson Cole, alleged to have com
mitted the deed at the instigation of.
urammar, who is said to have paid
him $500 to kill the woman, was
also sentenced to death. The mur
der was committed in Howard
Richeys in Washington.
Washington. June 2. (Special
Telegraph). E. J. Richey and wife,
of Plattsmouth are visiting friends
Fa5r and warmer Tueday
and Wednesday. '
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Besides Washington. Cleveland
and Boston, cities in which bomb
outrages occurred were Pittsburgh,
Paterson, N. J.; West Philadelphia,
New York and Newtonville, Mass.
West Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
were subjected to two separate ex
plosions. Bombs intended by anarchists for
men who had directed the force of
law against them, pronounced sen
tence against radicals or introduced
legislation intended to check their
machinations, failed in every case
to claim their victims. In several
cases, however, families of public
officials and the public officials
themselves experienced narrow es
capes. The death toll of two taken
in the Washington and New York
explosions recoiled upon instigators
of the reign of terrorism, according
io nrsi conclusions reported Dy tne
police. In some instances innocent
pedestrians were injured more or
.. . .
Police Discover First Clue."
What may turn out to be the first
clue leading to identification of the
anarchists was obtained in this city
and Boston, where the police dis
covered circulars and handbills
signed "The anarchistic fighters."
The bill, serving warning that a
general war was to be waged
against leaders of society, as so
ciety is now organized, was the only
clue reported at an early hour
Coming on the heels of the nation
wide May day plot, secret service
officials could only interpret ex
plosion following explosion as an
organized outburst, without much
doubt planned by the same group of
radicals as had engineered the out
rages perpetrated last month.
The bomb planted under the steos
of the home of the attorney general
at 2132 R street, in the fashionable
northwest section of Washington.
wrecked the dwelling, smashed in
the windows of adjoining houses
for a block, but injured no one with
in the Palmer residence.
Find An Empty Suitcase.
An empty suitcase, found near
the entrance, and a band bill signed
"The Anarchistic fighters." printed
on red paper, worded in inflamma
tory fashion and serving notice of
intent of its authors to begin gen
eral war on leaders of society, was
tne only clue available at a late
The bodies of the men killed were
literally shredded over the block and
driven into the asphalt pavement.'
"The only way I can reconstruct
the incident," said Major Pullman,
superintendent of the capital police,
at the end of his preliminary in
vestigation," is on the theory that
the explosive blew up just as it was
being deposited in the door way. It
is possible, but unlikely, that it was
a passerby involved."
Mr. Palmer and other members
of the family were at home, but
escaped any injury, though the front
of the residence almost collapsed
with the force of the explosion.
They were on the second floor pre
paratory to retiring at the time.
Corpse Thoroughly Scattered.
So thoroughly was the corpse of
the man killed scattered that sur
geons had difficulty in ascertaining
whether one or two persons had
been involved. Pieces of two
separate firearms were also located,
one an automatic pistol and the
other a revolver.
The suit case was of cheap con
struction. The hand bill, which was
grease spotted, was headed in uarge
type "Plain Words." It opened with
the statement, "the powers that be
make no secret of their intention to
stop the world wide revolution in
America," and concluded, after an
nouncing its acceptance of a chal
lenge to some kind of a war, with a
printed signature "The Anarchistic
Besides teannar awav the resi.
cence front, the explosion jolted out
of place the stone steps leading 'trp
to the first floor level. Remnants
of shabby clothing worn by the man
killed were scattered, sections being
found over a radius of 100 feet, and
plastered on an auto which hn-
pened to be passing at that moment.
streets near the Palmer home
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