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"BUZZARDS OF THE WORLD
ARE GROUPED AT PARIS."
New. York, June 3. Declaring that
the "Buzzards of the world are
grouped at Paris," Michael J. Ryan,
of Philadelphia, returned delegate
of the "Irish race in America," to
the peace conference sounded a call
to the millions of Irishmen in the
ccuntry to "educate our fellow
Americans" to the "danger" in the
United States "binding herself to
England, in the league of nations."
"The. league of nations, in ,my
humble judgment, is devised for the
preservation forever of the British
empire as it stands today," Mr.
VANDERLIP RESIGNS TO
ENGAGE IN "USEFUL WORK"
New York, June 3. Frank A V?n
derlip, for ten years president of the
National City Bank, one of the coun
try's greatest financial institutions,
lesigned today, according to his own
statement, to take a vacation and to
"do useful work."
"All I can say is that I have re
signed," Mr. Vanderlip replied, to
c;tiestioners. "I am going to get ac
quainted with my children and take
a long vacation without any date at
the end of it and I am going to do
useful things. I intend, neverthe
less, never again to put myself under
such an executive load as that at the
National City Bank."
The retiring financier said he
wculd spend a month or six weeks
ii a speaking tour after which he
would take his children west for
"a good vacation."
Mr. Vanderlip said he was leaving
the bank with "the warmest friendly
feelings" prevailing between the
directorate and himself.
Mr. Vanderlip became president
of the National City Bank in 1901.
He assumed the presidency of the
institution eight years later.
Mr. Vanderlip is a director and
trustee of numerous financial, indus
trial and civic organizations and the
author of several volumes on finance
and economics. He is 54 years old.
OF U. S. TO AID EUROPE.
New York, June 3. Initial steps
in the direction of co-ordinating the
financial and industrial resources of
the United States for extending
credit to European countries were
taken at an informal meeting of 20
executives from the largest national
banks, trust companies and private
banking houses in this city at the
offices of J. P. Morgan & Co. today.
CAPTURED U-BOAT WILL
CRUISE UP MISSISSIPPI.
-""New Orleans, June 3. The UB
88, one of the five German subma
rines surrendered to the United
States, will leave New Orleans Fri
day on a cruise up the Mississippi
river to St. Louis. On its return
from St Louis the U-boat will mak.;
a trip through the Panama canal U
"woman election judge
is charged with fraud.
Chicago, June 3. Fourteen ekc-J
tion omciais, one 01 uic;n a wuuidu
judge of election, were indicted to
day for alleged frauds in countiiis;
the vote in two wards at the elec
tion last November.
PENNIES IN BIG DEMAND;
MINT WORKING OVERTIME.
Washington, June 3. Every mint
in the United States has been put to
work by Director Ray Baker turn
ing out one-cent pieces in an effort
to keep pace with the enormous de
mand for this coin". By instituting a
24-hour dav, the output has been
pushed to 90,000,000 cents a month.
THREE WOMEN TESTIFY FOR
HENRY FORD IN LIBEL SUIT.
Mount Clemens, Mich, June 3.
Three women, wives of soldiers who
joined the colors for service on the
Mexican border in 1916. testified to
dav for Henry Ford in his $1,000,000
libel suit against the Chicago Tri
vbune. Thev were Mrs. Mabel Rich
ards, Mrs. Floyd Bertraw and Mrs.
Mrs. Baker, admitting on cross
examination that sjie had lied to get
her husband out of the army under
the dependency law, asserted that
the ends of justice sometimes re
quired a lie, and added:
"Uncle Sam, doesn't always tell
the truth either."
The husbands of each of the worn
. en were Ford employes and two of
them testified that they, began to
receive relief ' payments from the
Ford Educational department about
a month after mobilization of the
98 DEGREES OF HEAT IN
BOSTON AND SCRANTON, PA.
Washington, June 3 Tempera
tures of 98 degrees, recorded offi
cially today at Boston and at Scran
lon, Pa., marked the high points in
the first hot wave which has over
spread the east and middle west
since last Friday.
NAVY'S NEWEST DIRGIBLE
PASSES OVER WASHINGTON
Washington, June 3 The navy's
new dirigible,C-8, en route from the
naval air station at Akron to Cape
May, N. J., where it will be placed
in service, passed over Washington
it f :50 p. ni. today, having made the
llight over the mountains at a speed
af 47 miles an hour.
The C-8, which has just been
:ompleted at the Akron station, is
i non-rigid airship of the largest
:ype now built by the navy.
GOVERNMENT SEIZURE OF
BOOZE AUTOS PROTESTED
St. Louis, June 3. Protests
against government confiscation of
autofhobiles carrying liquor into
"dry states were voiced in resolu
tions aalopted by directors of the
National Automobile Dealers' as
sociation here today.
After cars have been seized, they
either are sold or destroyed, the
resolutions state, and this procedure
has been upheld by the United
States circuit court of appeals for
Georgia, j .
Simitar cases are pending in Colo
rado, Washington, Virginia and
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Vol 48. no. 30i.
Treaty Given Out by American
Representatives at Paris
Senator Says, But With- .
held From Senate.
Washington, June 3. Senator
Lodge chairman of the senate foi
eign relations committee, told the
senate today he had seen in the
hands of business interests in New
York a copy of the treaty with Ger
mary, given out by an American
representative at Paris,- but with
held by the State department from
The statement caused a sharp de
bate upon the course of President
Wilson and the State department re
garding publication of the treaty
"The treaty is in New York," said
Senator Lodge. "I saw a copy of it
yesterday. I was offered a copy but
I refused to accept it saying it could
not come into my hands without be
ing published. I heard of four copies
in New York How many more
there may be throughout the coun
try I do not know. As far as I can
make out the only 'place it is not
allowed to come is the senate of the
Asks Origin of Copy.
Senator Swanson of . Virginia, a
democratic member of the foreign
relations committee, inquired wheth
er the Massachusetts senator could
tell where the copy he saw came
"Copies were given out in Paris,"
replied Senator Lodge. "They found
that some of-them were coming to
this country and it was stopped." i
"By whom were they given out?
asked Senator Swanson.
"By our representatives there."
"I presume by some of the presi
The first suggestion that the
treaty text was available in New'
York was made by Senator Borah,
republican; of Idaho, when a request
was made by Senator Johnson, re
publican, of California, that his reso
lution asking the State department
for the text be allowed to go over
until tffe woman suffrage amend
ment was disposed of by the senate.
Senator Swanson asked the au
thority for this statement, and it
was then that Senator Lodge an
nounced he had seen the treaty
Senator Swanson said an Associated
Press dispatch had stated President
Wilson had agreed not to make the
treaty public at present, and argued
that the Johnson resolution would
amount to a request that the presi
dent break his word. Public a
rtaction abroad, he' said, was due
probably to the fact that some one
else had broken faith.
Wants Resolution Referred Back.
Senator Swanson urged that the
resolution be referred to the foreign
relations committee. Senator Lodge
said neither the British nor the
French parliaments had been given
"Because Germany broke faith is
no reason for the senate to ask the
president to break faith," said Mr
"Regardless of any agreement, I
assume that when the president
learns the New York interests have
it in their possession the president
will no longer feel under any obliga
tion to keep faith," Senator Borah
Does Not Want Investigation.
Senator Swanson, suggested that
the committee investigate.
"I doVt want any investigation,"
said Senator Borah. "I want the
president to know that those people
in New York are using it in a seirn
public.way for their private informa
tion. "If the president made an agree
ment not to give it out, there isno
reason now why the president
shouldn't advise us of that fact, if
it is a fact. If it is true that copies
have gone into the hands of special
interests, I think the president
would feel relieved of his agreement
and give us the treaty."
Leave St. Germain
With Peace Treaties
St. Germain, June 3. Dr. Karl
Renner, head of the Austrian peace
mission, accompanied by three , of
the leading members of the mission
and two secretaries, carrying 60
copies of the allied peace treaty in
German, French and Italian, left St.
Germain for Paris at 6:15 o'clock
this evening. Iri Paris they will take
a train for Innsbruck, there to meet
members of the Austrian govern
ment. Dr. Renner probably will re
turn to St. Germain Saturday,
BEE WANT ADS WILL HELP YOU TO THE JOB YOU SEEK OR TO THE MAN FOR THE JOB.
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Entered at mend-elm aatOr May 2S. 1906. at
Oaaha P. O. aadar act March S. 1879.
Iowa Boy Tells Fiendish
Tale of High Seas That
Recalls KidcPs Brutality
Testifying - Against Skipper Pedersen and His Son,
Charged With Murder of Seaman They Drove
Overboard by Cruelty, Cabin Boy Recites in Detail
Circumstances Leading Up to Tragedy.
New York, June 3. Seafaring of the sort that flourished
in the early eighteenth century, when a foremast hand
was virtually a slave and his brawny skipper, armed with a
belaying pin, his undisputed master, was described in federal
court here today by John W. Campbell, a 22-year-old high
school boy of Maquoketa, la., who answered the call of
the sea and ran away from home to ship with Skipper
AdolpK C. Pedersen as cabin boy on the antiquated barken
Campbell was the first witness for
the government which has charged
Pedersen and his son, Adolph, mate
! of the Puako, in an old-fashioned
indictment, with the murder on the
high seas of Axel Hansen, a sea-
I man. They are alleged to have
driven Hansen overboard by cruelty
and to have left him to perish in the
An old English style prisoner's
dock had been constructed in the
courtroom 4o match the antiquated
form of the indictment which used
to carry the penalty upon conviction
of hanging on a public gallows.
Campbell was asked to recite what
happened on board the Puako on
the morning of August 6, 1918, as
the little vessel clipped through the
waves with all sails set for Cape
Town, South Africa.
"I came ( on deck at 4 a. m. to
stand watch," Campbell began.
OF AMERICAN IS
FOUND IN MEXICO
Report of Killing, Sunday, of
Miguel Otto Confirmed by
Discovery of Corpse With
Bullet Through Head.'
Nogales, Ariz., June' 3. The report
of the killing, Sunday, of Miguel
Otto, an American, by Yaquis, near
La Colorada, Sonora, was confirmed
today when Otto's body was found
stripped of clothing, mutilated and
with a bullet hole through the head.
OMo 4iad been making his home
with a Mexican family at La Colo
rada. His body was discovered a
short distance from their camp,
which he had left on a hunting trip
Acting under istructions from
Washington, Col. Earl Carnahan.
commanding the military subdistrict
cf Nogales, accompanied by Collec
tor of Customs Charles T. Hardy
and former Mayor Wirt G. Bowman
of Nogales, crossed the internation
al border yesterday and obtained the
permission of Presidente Cardenas
of Nogales, Sonora, for officers of
the United States army in uniform
to enter Nogales, Sonora. This of
ficial announcement was made here
The presidente gave the American
officials a warm welcome and im
mediately granted their request. The
visitors also were received by Gen
eral Alvaro Obregon and Collector
of Customs Diaz of Sonora, both
of whom announced they were
pleased to see the United States re
newing its effort to promote friend
ly relations with Mexico.
the Petrograd Front
Omsk, June 3. A bolsevist radio
dispatch from Moscow dated May
24, gives the text of a proclamation
of the executive committee of the
bolshevist partas follows: ,
"The Petrograd front, until recent
ly, was for us a matter of secondary
importance. During the last few
days the situation has changed en
tirely. The enemies of blshevism
have decided to take Petrograd and
the Finnish and Esthonian White
Guards are moving against them.
"This unexpected attack has
brought about great demoralization
in our ranks. Every minute counts.
AM of us must rise to defend the
No Advance Made in Price
of Ice in Council Bluffs
Ice users in Council Bluffs will
pay the same price this summer as
they did last year, 50 cents per 100
pounds. This was not the original
intention, however, for it is asserted
that a price of 60 cents was practic
ally agreed upon by dealers several
weeks ago. On this basis all bids
to supply the municipal ice at the
city building, fire station and else
where was contracted for at 50 cents
per 100, all of the bids being iden
tical. The break in the prices is alleged
to have been due to the action of
Droge Brothers, whose new plant
will enable them td furnish ice at
the price of last vear. despite the
increased cost of production.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1919.
"Jack Joe, Henry Riley and Hansen
were in the same watch and were
already on deck.
"The captain's son, who was in
charge, told Hansen to go aloft and
lcose the royals.
"Hansen went aloft and loosened
the sail. He then came down and
I saw him talking to the mate.
Slipped and Overboard.
"Suddenly I heard a sharp sound
as of one man slapping another's
face. Then I saw the mate strike
and kick Hansen and Hansen came
racing down the deck with the mate
close behind him. -When he got to
the starboard side, near the ftern, he
slipped under the rail and went
"The mate," Campbell continued,
ran, to the wheel and ordered Jack
Joe to bring the ship about, but a
moment later Skipper Pedersen ap-
(Contlnued on Fae Two, Column Five.)
TO STAY ON DUTY
Promise to Co-Operate in
, Every Way to Maintain Law
and Order; Labor Out
Winnipeg, June 3. Oil of media
tion was poured on the turbulent
sea of industrial unrest in Winnipeg
today and efforts to forestall possi
ble rioting were continued.
The local police problem seeming
ly was disposed of. The policemen
promised to remain on duty during
the present trouble and co-operate
in every way possible to maintain
law and order; word was received
from Toronto that a settlement of
the strike there was imminent; pa
rading by strikers and strike sym
pathizers came to an, abrupt end
when more than a thousand returned
soldiers decided not. to participate;
an officially sanctioned parade of re
turned Soldiers, who have not ap
proved the methods of the central
strike committee, was tentatively ar
ranged for tomorrow, and executives
of the railway brotherhoods acting
as strike mediators have succeeded
in obtaining proposals of settlement
both from the metal trades council
and Winnipeg industrial employers.
While the negotiations conducted
by the brotherhood mediators have
been strictly secret, it was under
stood tonight that the .principle of
collective bargaining was outlined
in both settlement proposals.
Walkout at Vancouver.
Vancouver, June . 3. Westward
tides of strikes reached the floqd at
Vancouver today when nearly every
branch of organized labor except
men employed in public utilities quit
work shortly before noon in com
pliance with the general strike order
of the trades and labor council.
Wild Scenes on 'Change
When Call Money Goes
To New Record Figures
Turn Over More Than Two Million Shares of Stocks,
Some of Which Drop From Three to TwentyxPoints;
Break Follows Weeks of Abnormal Prices.
New York, June 3. The stock
market experienced today one of the
wildest sessions the exchange has
known since the days of the "war
An advance 'in call money rates
after noon to 11 cents, a new high
figure since the establishment of the
federal reserve banks, precipitated a
sharp break in prices, the swelling
stampede continuing almost uninter
ruptedly until the close.
some of the stocks' which have
been speculative favorites dropped
from 3 to 20 points.
The turnover was more than
2.000.000 shares, 600,000 of which
changed hands during the final
hour, congesting the official report
ing facilities to such an extent that
it was 28 minutes after the closing
time when the last sale appeared on
the ticker tapes.
.There were unconfirmed reports I
Riots Among Automobile Com
pany's Employes Culminate
in Fatalities; Mayor Wires
Governor for Troops.
Toledo, O., June 4. Two men
were dangerously wounded in a riot
weredangerously wounded in a riot
growing out of the labor disturb
ances involving 13,000 employes of
the Willys-Overland automobile
company. The victims, presumably
idle employes of the company, were
killed by discharged soldiers who
are guarding the plant. The killing
was the culmination ofTKree riots
today and tonight that resulted in
injury to thirteen persons.
The killing occurred in front of a
fire station near the automobile
plant, where a discharged soldier,
with a woman companion', had
sought refuge from a threatening
Soldiers Answer Calls.'
Calls for assistance brought two
motor truck loads of soldier guards
from the automobile plant. When
they arrived one of them fired a
pistol into the air. The guards then
fired their rifles and pistols into the
Mayor Schreiber at 1 o'clock
announced he had applied to Gover
nor Cox to send troops here and
that he expected the governor would
comply. The house adjoining the
mayor's was stoned and its windows
smashed presumably by sympathiz
ers of the idle automobile workers,
who apparently mistook the home
for the mayor's residence.
Mayor Wires for Troops.
Colubus, O., June 4. At midnight
last night, Mayor Cornell Schreiber"
of Toledo wired Governor Cox say
ing, "Send troops immediately to
The mayor said all available dep
uty sheriffs had been sworn in but
that he was "unable to cope with
Charles E. Morris, secretary to
the -governor, who received the mes
sage, said he would inform the'
mayor that Ohio at present is with
out troops and that all it can do is
to request the government to lend
soldiers. He said he would not
make this request until he had con
sulted the governor, who is is said
to be out of the city. -f
Mr. Morris said he thought there
were 3,000 troops at Camp Sher
man awaiting discharge, who prob
ably would be available.
At 1 o'clock this (Wednesday)
morning Mr. Morris said he talked
with Mayor Schreiber at Toledo on
the telephone. He said the mayor
told him rioters had driven him
from his home by threats and that
he was under guard in his office at
the citv hall.
The mayor told Mr. Morris that
no attempt would be made to op
erate the plant today.
Petitions Asking Votfi
on Prohibition Stolen
Seattle, June 3 Several signed
petitions which were ready to be
submitted to the secretary of state
asking for a referendum ote on the
state's ratification of the federal
prohibition amendment, have been
stolen, an attorney representing the
California Grape Protective associa
tion, which is directing circulation of
the petition, announced here today.
tonight that another so-called
"money committee" would be cre
ated with a view to curbing the spec
ulative tendencfes which, during the
past few months, have aided in car
rying quotations steadily upwards.
The rate on industrial collateral
rose to 10 per cent late yesterday,
but this .circumstance did not deter
professional traders from continued
speculation and this afternoon sev
eral of the leading banks called
loans in large amounts, causing the
quick advance in the rate on mixed
Several financial houses with spec
ulative proclivities recently have ad
ded largely to their loans and have
been advised by federal reserve bank
managers to reduce these commit
ments on the ground that the situa
tion was becoming undesirable. Record-breaking
prices have been
reached in recent weeks and the
market had been declared in some
quarters to be in a sensitive position.
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LIE TO FORMER
Replies to Criticisms of Vis
count French Who, in Book,
London, June 3. Herbert -H. As
quith, who was British premier at
the outbreak of the war, replying
in a speech today to critcisms by
Viscount French, first commander
of the British forces in France, in
his book concerning the government
in the early days of the war, said
that prior to the visit to France of
Earl Kitchener the intended move
ments of Lord French had filled the
cabinet with consternation.
The movement, Mr. Asquith
added, would have had, in the judg
ment of the cabinet, the effect of
leaving the French army in the
lurch in the moment of supreme
need. This consternation, Mr. As
quith declared, was shared by the
In reply to the charge of Lord
French that he was not supported
by the government in the suppl
of munitions, the former premier
read a letter he received from Lord
French at the time of the formation
of the coalition government. In the
letter Lord French said:
"I am sure that in the whole his
tory of the war no general in the
field has ever been helped in a
difficult task by the head of his gov
ernment as I have been supported
and strengthened by your unfail
ing sympathy and encouragement."
TV0 CHANGES IN
HUN PEACE PACT
May Accept German Proposal
to Pay Indemnity of Hundred
Billion Marks; Other Refers
to Coal Mines in Silesia.
Paris, June 3. Two changes in
the German peace terms, one ter
ritorial and the other financial, are
being considered by the Council of
Four, it became known today.
The financial question is the pos
sibility of the acceptance of the Ger
man proposal to paty an indemnity
of 100,000,000,000 - marks, which
would involve dissolution of the al
lied financial commission, to which
the Germans strongly object. It is
understood that this proposal has
strong support in certain quarters
The second proposal is for a ple
biscite in Silesia and a guarantee to
Germany of a coal supply from the
Experts to Prepare Answer.
1 Experts of the United States.
France. Great Britain and Italy, on
the invitation of the American peace
commissioners, are expected to meet
as soon as possiWe to exchange
views regarding the answer to the
President Wilson conferred today
with the American commissioners
and experts. Their role will be that
Great Britain favors a number of
cohcessions while France remains
firm in her stand to make no con
cessions. It is believed that as a result of
the steps taken today the reply to
the German proposals will be ready
within 48 hours.
It is understood that the Ameri
cans are not averse to minor con
cessions, but not to the extent fa
vored by the British.
Won't Sacrifice Territory.
Berlin, June 3. Rumors in circu
lation in Germany that it is willing
to sacrifice parts of German terri
tory threatened by the peace terms
if the counter-proposals are ac
cepted, are denied by Count von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, in an interview
with the Versailles correspondent of
the National Zeitung.
The head of the German peace
delegation asserted he was eager for
a better opportunity to convince the
allies of Germany's honesty and
honor than was offered by inter
Formation of New
T HP IT"
Is lermed l reason
Berlin, June 3. The German ar
mistfee commission has handed
Marsha! Foch a note for the allied
powers protesting against French
support of the proclamation of a
Rhenish republic as high treason
against the empire and complaining
of Colonel Pinot's threats and ac
tion at Wiesbaden. The note con
cludes: "The action on the part of the
French occupation authorities is in
sharpest contradiction to the ar
mistice conditions and represents
the grossest violation of obligations
legally undertaken. I he German
government makes the sharpest
protest against this behaviar."
In response to Dr. Dorten s no
tification of a republic, -the Ger
man chancellor, Philipp Scheide
mann, has ordered the prosecution
of Dorten and the other members
of his government for high treason
and declared all the official acts
of the new government void.
EVERY ENERGY TO
Each of Eight Cities Visited by Destructive Bomb
Agents Thoroughly Comhed for Suspects by Secret
Service and Federal Operatives; Philadelphia
Believed Headquarters of Nihilist Group.
Washington, June 3. Investigation of the bomb ex
plosions in eight cities which were intended to kill public
men has convinced secret service chiefs here that the out
rages had a commonsource and that they probably can be
classed as an unsuccessful attempt on the part of a still un
known anarchistic group to resume a campaign of terrorism
begun with the May Day attempt to deliver a series of in
fernal machines throu"h the mails out of New York.
& Washinfftonoolic tnHiv ArvntrA
FINAL VOTE ON
Chairman of Suffrage Com
mittee Insisted on Holding
Senate Until Outcome of
Washington, June 3. Final action
in the senate on the house resolu
tion for submission of the Susan B.
Anthony woman suffrage amend
ment was prevented today, by de
bate, principally by suffrage oppo
nents, and by discussion of the
peace treaty. The resolution was
made unfinished business and it is
believed that before adjournment
tomorrow the last roll call will be
reported, with adop'tion .apparently
When managers of the resolution,
which was " adopted by the house
two weeks ago, 304 to 89, gave up
hope of a vote today Chairman
Watson of the senate woman suf
frage committee announced that he
would insist upon holding the sen
ate in session tomorrow until the
final vote Was reported.
Senator Watson spoke less than
a minute in favor of the resolution.
Senator Lenrott, republican, of Wis
consin, also urged its adoption.
Senators Reed of Missouri and Un
derwood of Alabama, democrats,
and Borah, republican, of Idaho,
made the principal address against
The senate rejected, 58 to 12, an
amendment by Senator Harrison,
democrat of Mississippi, limiting
benefits of the proposed equal fran
chise to white citizens. An amend
ment by Senator Underwood, left
pending when the senate adjourned,
would provide that popular state
conventions instead of state legis
latures should act on the proposed
addition to the constitution.
Speakers against the resolution
took as their argument that the
franchise measure would abridge
state rights and impair popular gov
ernment. Senator Lenroot, in re
plying to Senator Borah, denied that
popular government would suffer
and asserted that it would be pro
In opposing the resolution Sen
ator Reed denounced it as an "out
rage upon our' form of govern
ment." "It is as undemocratic a thing as
ever was attempted," said the Mis
by Negro in Bluffs
Ida Terp, 20, was assaulted and
robbed by a negro at 11:10 last
night near a schoolhouse at 721
Willow avenue, Council Biuffs.
Miss Terp was on her way home
when a large negro accosted her,
she told police, throttled her and
dragged her into the school yard.
Miss Terp told the police that he
assaulted her. The negro took $20
from Miss Terp's purse and left her
lying on the ground.
The -girl lives at 307 South Eighjh
street. Council Bluffs.
A negro answering exactly the
description of Miss Terp's assailant
crossed the Douglas s-eet bridge
early in the evening, 1 according to
the toll-taker there. At 1 'clock
this morning he had not recrossed
and the search for him was con
fined to Council Bluffs.
Hoover Says Europe Needs
Large Amount of Wheat
Paris, June 3. A preliminary sur
vey of the import necessities of Eu
rope, except Russia, shows that the
area will need 700,000,000 bushels of
wheat and rye at a minimum, or
850,000,000 bushels at a possible
maximum, Herbert C. Hoover, the
head of the allied relief organiza
tion, said in a statement issued to
day. The export surplus of wheat
and rye from the larger exporting
countries indicates that the needs of
Lurope can be met' Mr. Hoover
stimates the exports of the United
States at 470,000,000 bushels.
Unsettled, with showers
probably; not much change
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their efforts to reassembling frag
ments of the man who was killed
iast night at the door of Attorney
General A. Mitchell Palmer's home
while attempting to plant his cargo
of explosives. Mr. Palmer himself
dismissed the incidents today as ""ut
ter failue to terrorize the country
and stay the hand of the govern
ment," which purpose he ascribed to
the authors of the outrages.
Police at New York,. Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Newtonville,
Mass.; Boston, and Paterson, N. J.,
were engaged in the widespread
hunt. Detectives were sent from
Washington to the first two named
cities in order to connect up opera
tions. The hat of the Washington bomb
planter, purchased in Philadelphia,
and other details, indicated a possi
bility that the conslgnmeat of ex
plosives had been sent out from
there. Another connecting link in
the view of authorities here, was the
similarity of the anarchistic hand
bills found near the scene of the
explosion in several cities.
Think Two Bombs Exploded.
Government experts on explosives, "
after surveying the site of the ex
plosion here and the partially de
molished dwelling, came to the con
clusion that two separate bombs ex
ploded, probably when the man car
rying them tripped over a stone step
at the entrance. . V
In both houses of congress, mem
bers began the preparation of meas
ures providing new and severe pen
alties for convicted perpetrators of
such crimes. References to the out
rages were made during debate in
Curious crowds filled the side
walks and streets for a considerable
distance around the Palmer resi
dence in Washington's fashionable
northwest district all dav and police,
were forced to rope off and guard
Attorney , General Palmer , and -members
of his family took up tem
porary residence with friends. 'Mr.
Palmer personally directed com
mencement of repair work today.
Postmaster General Burleson, in a
statement tonight referring to pub-'
lisbed reports that he had received
anonymous letters threatening him
with attacks, said like all public men .
he had received anonymous letters,
but at no time had paid the slightest
attention to them, not even referring
to the inspectors division for investi
gation. : "
"The outrages of last night," said
Attorney General Palmer, in a for
mal statement, "indicate nothing but
the lawless attempt of an anarchistic
element in the population to terror
ize the country and thus stay the
hand of the government. This they
have utterly failed to do. The pur
poses of the Department of Justice
(are the same today as yesterday.
i nese attacks by bomb tnrowers will
only increase and extend the activi
ties of our crime-detecting forces.
We are determined now, as hereto
fore, that organized crime directed
against organized government in this
country shall be stopped."
Secretly Working Hard.
New York, June 3. Working be
hind a close veil of secrecy, police
and federal agents were bending
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Oh.)
Asks Drastic Action ,
of Committee on
Washington, June 3. Repre
sentative Mondell, the republican
floor leader, asked the houte inter
state commerce committee today tc
report the bill repealing the day
light savings act without recom
mendation. The request was opposed by
members of the committee who de
clared such action would be a "re
linquishment of their delegated
rights." Representative Webster,
republican, of Washington, declared
the republican floor leader "had no
right to make such an unusual re
quest." , ,
Opponents of the daylight sav
ing act made another unsuccessful
effort today to include in the 1920
agricultural appropriation bill an
amendment providing for the reoea'
of the act.
Opponents of Prohibition -Open
Chicagq, Tune 3. Western head
quarters of the Association Op
posed to National Prohibition
opened today following a confer
ence of representatives from nine
middle western states.
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