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VISITS BY AIRPLANE.
Beaver City, Neb.,, June 6. It
took but three hours and thirty
minutes Friday, for Dr. F. A. Brew
ster of this city to fly in an air
plane to Oberlin, Kas., 65 miles dis
tant, attend a patient and return
via. the aerial route to Beaver City.
Dr. Brewster's pilot, a former
army aviation instructor, has en
countered little difficulty in making
landings at the towns to which the
doctor has made his flights.
WILSON REJOICES OVER
Washington, June 6. President
Wilson, through the White House,
sent to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
president of the National Womans'
Suffrage association, the following
"I join with you and all friends
of the suffrage cause in rejoicing
over the adoption of the suffrage
amendment by congress. Please
accept and convey to your associa
tion my warmest congratulation.
PEOPLE OF KOREA
San Francisco, June 6. The text
of the constitution of the Republic
of Korea has been received here, it
provides that the government shall
follow republican principles.
The following are six principles
proclaimed by the provisional gov
ernment: "1. We proclaim the equality of
the people and the state.
"2. The lives and property of for
eigners shall be respected.
"3. All political offenders shall be
"4. We will observe all treaties
that shall be made with foreign
"5. We swear to stand by the in
dependence of Korea.
"6: Those who disregard the or
ders of the provisional government
will be regarded as enemies of the
PRESIDENT WILSON TO BE
GUEST OF BELGIAN KING.
Washington, June 6. President
Wilson's visit to Belgium will be
made the latter part of next week,
the Belgian legation, has been in
formed in a dispatch'from Brussels.
King Albert, the dispatch said,
will meet the president at Adin
kerke, on the French border, and
will accompany him to Brussels,
where Mr. Wilson will be the guest
of the king at the royal palace. The
Belgian parliament will hold a for
mal reception in honor of the presi
dent, who during his stay will visit
Louvain and the devastated regions.
At the Paris "White House" it
was said any reported dates for the
visit were guess work.
SOLDIERS TO BE PAID
WHILE TAKING TRAINING.
Washington, June 6, The senate
Friday adopted a bill by Senator
Kenyon, republican. Iowa, under
which about 4,000 men disabled while
in the military service will receive
vocational education that they were
not entitled to because they were
not receiving compensation from the
War Risk Insurance bureau. -
The measure provides that while
taking courses of training, single
men without dependents shall re
ceive not in excess of $75 a month
and married men $75 a month and
family allowances. The bill now
goes to the house.
TWO BANDITS ROB BANK;
ESCAPE IN AUTOMOBILE.
San Diego. Cal., June 6. Two
bandits entered the East San Diego
State bank. East San Diego, shortly
before the closing hour Friday, took
all of the cash in sight, held up and
searched several customers and in
an autombile escaped with approx
imately $7,000. Posses were started
FOR FUTURE IMMIGRATION.
Washington, June 6. Bills pro
hibiting immigration for five years
and placing more rigid restrictions
upon aliens entering this country
were introduced Friday in the
One measure by Senator King,
democrat, of Utah, would exclude
alien anarchists and others who be
lieved in the overthrow of govern
ments through force. Another by
Senator Sterling, republican, of
South Dakota, would amend the
present citizenship laws so as to de
naturalize aliens who obtain citizen
ship through fraud, or who assist
others to do so.
JAMAIC GINGER HELD
TO BE AN INTOXICANT
Augusta, Me., June 6. Jamaica
ginger was declared to be an intox
icant and its sale, or possession, un
lawful in an opinion handed down
by the supreme court of Maine.
EXPECT 100,000 "WETS
TO PARADE AT CAPITAL
Washington, June 6. Permission
was granted District of Columbia
Labor unions Friday by Superin
tendent Woods of the capitol buildf
ing, to conduct a parade and demon
stration before the capitol, June 14.
in opposition to war-time prohibi
tion as applied to light wines and
Organizers said 100,000 people
would assemble in the line of march
and that delegations would be here
from many cities.
TO CARRY PROHIBITION -TO
ALL j PARTS OF WORLD.
Washington, June 6. With a view
to carrying prohibition to all parts
of the world temperance workers
assembled here for the annual na
tional convention of the AntiSa
loon League of America organized
the "World's League Against Al
coholism." Four presidents of the
new organization were elected as
Liei Jones, London, England; Dr.
Robert Hercod, Lausanne, Switzer
land: Dr. Howard H. Russell, West
erville, O.. and Emil Vandervelde,
Countries, expected to be repre-
..... In Um Ipdctiip wrrpi said to be
Canada, Mexico, Japan, Scotland.
Ireland. England,. France, Belgium,
Denmark. Switzerland, Australia,
New Zealand. Sweden, Czecho-Slo-
vakia and Italy, in addition to the
United States'. ..,,.
Meetings of the league will be held
once itf three years, the first, prob
ably next October in Washington.
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Creighton Scholars Will Not
Receive Sheepskins at Exer
cises Tonight; President
Members of the graduating class
of the College of Dentistry of
Creighton University will not re
ceive their diplomas at the exercises
scheduled for tonight, according to
an announcement made by Rev. A.
J. Burrows, S. J., president of the
university, last night. The state
"In view of the fact that all dental
students taking their examinations
at Lincoln are suspected of using
questions stolen from the secretary's
desk, and are still under suspicion,
Creighton University deems it its
duty to withhold all diplomas until
the" affair is closed to the satisfac
tion of the state board, lhe uni
versity does not wish to be a party
to conduct of this kind and teels
the humiliation- put upon it and
upon the state board."
Plot Discovered at Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb., June 6. A whole
sale plot to gain licenses to practice
dentistry by "cheating" at the ex
aminations before the state dental
board, was discovered while the
examination' was going on Friday
morning in the house of representa
tives chamber in the capitol.
One hundred and ten young men
were taking the examination. Many
were from Omaha, Lincoln and
other parts of the state. The ex
amination was stopped and Attorney-General
Davis notified the stu
dents that they must not practice
dentistry in this or any other state,
pending a thorough investigation
which he started at once.
Questions Were Stolen.
Tt was discovered that a desk in
the state house, where the examina
tion questions were kept, had been
broken into and the questions had
been taken out.
"This is the most shameful thing
I ever heard of," declared Attoreny
General Davis, addressing the
students after the examination had
been summarily halted. "You have
"committed an act against the state
of Nebraska and, as attorney gen
eral, I am going to prosecute the
guilty ones to the limit."
Two Deny Charge.
The attorney general after ad
dressing the class, said that there
were two men that he absolutely
knew had nothing to do with steal
ing the questions. "I have talked
with a lot of you men," said Mr.
Davis, "now I am going to ask that
every man who had nothing to do
with the matter or who has not
seen the list of questions to stand
All was quiet for a moment, and
then in the center of the room slow
ly arose a young negro. He glanced
ab',ut him as if hardly knowing
whether he vas safe or not, but
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Union Packing House
With Wage Scale
Washington, June 6. Represen
tatives of international unions,
whose members ara employed in the
packing industry, have notified the
department of labor of their will
ingness to accept the proposal made
by the five largest packing compa
nies to .continue existing wage
scales for one year after the con
clusion of peace.
In making the announcement
Hugh Kerwin, assistant to Secretary
of Labor Wilson, declared the
agreement "most gratifying" and
predicted the "effect of this plan will
be far reaching." Other packing
plants, he said, are expetted to join
in the arrangement
Wages were fixed by Secretary
Wilson an A the oresident's media
tion commission' in the winter of
Predicts New Epoch in -Pan-American
Washington, June 6. Inaugura
tion of a new epoch in Pan-American
commercial relations will date
from the second Pan-American
commercial conference, Director
General John Barrett of the Pan
American union and presiding offi
cer of the conference, declared in
summing up. the achievements of
"Its one great outstanding char
acteristic," said . Mr. Barrett, "has
been the expression of the Pan
American or 'All-American' idea
and viewpoint in which the interests
of Latin-America, just as much as
those of the United States, have
been, frankly considered and" dis
cussed by the most eminent and
skilled authorities of both North
and South America' v
Ciitn4 Mii4-laM nattar May 28, I9M. at
Oataha n. 0. dr act at Minsk S. 179.
Men Who Left Legs and
Arms on Fields of France,
In Big Athletic Carnival
Slightly Disfigured by Reason of Having Come in Con
tact With German Shot and Shell, Returned Sol
diers Carry but a Program That Wins Applause
From Great Crowd of Admirers.
Des Moines, la., June 6. Wounded heroes of European
battle fields, some of them with only one leg, or one arm and
a few without any legs Friday played ba3e ball, ran races and
took part in other events of a track and field meet at Fort
Des Moines, the first athletic carnival ever held exclusively
for wounded soldiers.
When a downpour of rain broke
up the base ball game between the
one-legged men and the one-armed
men, the 2,000 spectators were well
satisfied, that while the wounded
soldiers may be handicapped, they
decidedly are not downhearted. In
fact, one man, who left a leg in the
Argonne forest, seemed to regret
that a little more of his leg hadn't
1. en amputated. "If that stump had
been a little shorter, I'd have won
that last race," he said after finish
ing second in one event. "It got in
Some Base Ball.
The feature of the day was the
base ball game, which the one-armed
men won, 2 to 1, in three innings,
rain stopping the contest. The one
legged men got off to an early lead
bv some reckless base running in the
first inning, the opposition apparent
ly expecting them to hug the bases.
J he first man up knocked out a
clean single and then stole second
and third and came home when the
one-armed pitcher made a wild
The one-armed men tied the score
in the next inning, however, when
the men with amputations found fast
Leader of Communist Soviet
Regime Convicted and Exe
cuted at Stadelheim.
Munich, Bavaria, June 6. (By the
Associated Press.) Levine Nissen,
bolshevik agitator who was one of
the leaders of the Munich com
munist Soviet regime, was executed
at noon Thursday at Stadelheim,
outside the capital, He was con
victed Wednesday and the Bavarian
cabinet refused to commute his sen
tence, maintaining that he was the
cause of the civil war in Bavaria
and deserved no mercy.
Execution Stirs Unrest.
London, June . 6. The execution
of Levine Nissen is resultig in un
rest throughout Germany, an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from
Copenhagen says. Thcliiajority so
cialists are joining a strike move
ment begun by the Soldiers' and
Workers' council and executive
committee of the greater Berlin fac
tions which protested against the
sentence of the Bavaria communist.
Strikes have occurred in Nurem
burg and Munich. A strike at Leip
zig has resulted in street fighting.
Nelsson at Wrestling
Match Swallows Gum,
Coughs and Soon Dies
During the excitement attendant
the wrestling match at Fort Omaha
Friday night, Cormus Nelson, pro
prietor of a grocery store at Thir
tieth and Hamilton streets, who had
been suffering from heart trouble
for a number of years, swallowed a
piece of chewing gum and while
coughing, his heart failed him and
he died in a few minutes.
The cheering of the crowd seemed
to excite Nelson and he joined in
the applause until suddenly he fell
to coughing to dislodge the gum
and told companions what had hap
pened. He fell to the ground aad
spectators tried to revive him By
fanning and chafing his hands.-''
Death for One and Prison
for Another Pueblo Slayer
vK Fueblo, Colo., June 6. George
ana i nomas xsosko, Droincrs, wcic
found guilty of murder in the first
degree by a jury in district court
here for the killing on April 11, of
William T. Hunter, a wealthy farm
er, and E. C. Parks, an automobile
salesman. The jury recommended
imposition of the death penalty on
George Bosko and life imprisonment
in the case-of his younger brother.
The young men pleaded guilty to
the killing of Hunter and Parks, who
were held up in an automobile near
here, and the only questions for the
jury to decide were the degree of
guilt and the penalties.
Yank Soldiers and Police
At Antwerp Exchange Shots
Brussels, June 6. American sol
diers and the police at Antwerp
clashed on Monday night. Three
policemen and two civilians were
wounded by shots that were fired
during the melee. Three American
soldiers, one of whom was wounded,
OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1919.
fielding difficult, and won in
third on a score of safe hits.
The individual star of the
was 1). K. Alcbiboney, bpringtield,
Mo., who lost a leg in the 91st
division's offensive in the Argonne.
He won the 30-yard hop for one
legged men, finished second in the
manual of arms drill, which also
was for one-legged men, and with
Ted Baszie, Danville, 111., was
second in the two-legged race for
two men, each man having one am
putation. He hopped the 30 yard
B. L. Mead, Pittsburgh, Kan., won
the manual of arms drill, which re
quired more than thirty minutes, so
efficient in rifle work were the men
who had had amputations.
A potato rave for one-legged men,
a tug of war for shell shock pati
ents, a 50-yard dash for one armed
men, a cage ball game, a wheel
chair race for men with no legs and
a base ball throwing contest for
men who had lost their natural
throwing arms, were other events.
A greased pole climb, shot put
and wrestling match between one
legged men had to be called off be
cause of the rain.
PEOPLE OF HUME
TO STAND ON
Their Fate Shall Not Be De
cided Without Their Con
sent, They Assert.
Paris. June 6. (Havas.) The
south Slav delegation here handed
to President Wilson Thursday a
memorandum regarding the Fiume
affair, according to the Petit Pari
sien. "Fiume will face war, or life or
death, and will not tolerate that its
fate be decided without its consent,"
the message said. "It is prepared to
defend itself to the utmost."
Declaring that duly elected repre
sentatives of the actual population
of the city had voted for a union
with Italy, the message added that
the city's right to self-determination,
"freely exercised and placed under
protection of America, was denied
by President Wilson, who in 14
points proclaimed the fundamental
principle and right refused to the
very city which offers the world a
unique typical instance of self-determination.
"Fiume wishes to know if the
senate which represents American
people approves of a policy which
outrages feelings of a fcity and is
offensive to Italian dignity?"
Being Considered by
Washington, June 6. Arguments
for repeal of war time prohibition
and for legislation for drastic en
forcement of that and constitutional
prohibition were heard today by the
house judiciary committee.
Representative Sabath, demo
crat, Illinois, in favoring repeal of
the war-time act, contended ' that
dealers should have had at least a
year in which to close up their busi
ness. He urged the committee to
interview soldiers back from the
front, investigate conditions in the
larger cities and not to be informed
by "professional prohibitionists."
Wayne B. Wheeler, counsel for
the anti-saloon league, discussed
legal phases of the bill for enforce
ment of prohibition, now before the
It was the intent of the amend
ment, he declared, to wipe out the
liquor traffic, "which has no inher
ent right to exist," and the only dif
ficulty ahead would come when a
state attempted to permit something
which the constitution prohibited.
"When that comes," he added, "we
will meet it -in the courts."
Paris Strikers to Remain
Out Until Pemands Granted
Paris, June 6. The strike situa
tion was stationary this morning.
Transport workers at meetings held
yesterday pledged themselves to re
main out until their demands were
fully satisfied and subway employes
passed resolutions expressing con
tempt for "persons who have been
insinuating that bolshevism- is be
hind the strike."
New Loan Made to Italy.
Washington, June 6. A credit of
$10,00000 in favor of Italy was an
nounced Friday by the treasury,
making a total of $1,581,500,000 for
that countrv and a total of $9,390,
219,124 for all the allies.
Republican Members in House
Demand More Econimical
Methods of Government.
Washington, June 6. Reduction
of government expenses by a close
scrutiny of all appropriations was
demanded Friday by republican
leaders in the house. Republican
members of the military committee,
meeting with their party's legisla
tive steering committee, headed by
Floor Leader Mondell, were told to
make all efforts to curtail army ex
penses without robbing any activity
of necessary funds. Similar requests
was made of other appropriation
committeemen at informal confer
ences. Chairman Kahn told the party
leaders that the army bill authoriz
ing $1,100,000,000 when it passed
the house in the last congress would
be reduced by nearly $400,000,000
and later it was learned that the
naval committee expected to cut the
naval appropriation to about $600,
000,000, effecting a saving of more
than, $100,000,000 over the amount
carried when the measure was in the
Plan to Cut Railroads.
A cut in the $1,200,000,000 request
of the railroad administration also
was planned. Refusal to -grant all
of the money asked for working
capital was contemplated by some
Work on the army appropriation
bill was completed by the military
committee and arrangements were
made for reporting it out Saturday.
According to present plans, the
bill will be taken up for consider
ation by the house Tuesday, and
acted upon Thursday.
Democratic committeemen joined
with the republicans in decreasing
the total amount carried to the low
est possible figure.
Cutting Down Army.
The largest reductions in the
-measure were made possible by
authorizations on a basis of an army
of 400,000 men. instead of 509,000,
as recommended by the War de
This made possible de- I
creases averaging from 20 to 50 per
cent in the appropriations for sus
tenance, soldiers' pay, transporta
tion and regular supplies.
The transportation appropriation
was reduced from $449,000,000 to
$242,000,000, the largest reduction
made for any individual iteri.
The appropriation for sustenance
was cut from $109,000,000 to $90,
000.000; pay, from $137,000,000 to
$107,000,000. and regular supplies,
from $120,000,000 to $95,000,000.
The fund for aviation was reduced
from $83,000,000 to $15,000,000, pro
vision being made only for the main
tenance of the present air service
and experiments on a very small
Five Combat Divisions.
Representative Kahn, chairman of)
the committee, said that event-
though the total appropriation was
reduced to less than -$800,000,000,
ample provision was made for taking
care of the army as it will exist dur
ing the year.
Although no legislation was car
ried in the measure regarding the
retention of an army of occupation
in Europe, Mr. Kahn declared that
by reducing the appropriations, the
committee had expressed "a strong
intimation of its desire to have all
the soldiers returned as soon as pos
sible." Provision was made for the main
ienance of five combat divisions in
Europe, he said, if they were found
to be necessary, and an equal num
ber of troops at home.
Macedonians Make Appeal
for Direct U. S. Protectorate
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 6.
The general council of Macedonian
societies in Switzerland has sent a
cablegram to the United States
senate, repeating an appeal already
made to President Wilson and the
peace conference to "rescue the
Macedonian people from misery by
establishing an independent Mace
donia under the direct protectorate
of the great American democracy."
Well .Known Theatrical
Manager and Promoter Dies
New York" June 6. Frederick
Thompson, theatrical manager and
known throughout the country as
the creator of Luna Park, Coney
Island, and Toyland at the San
Francisco exposition, died today.
Mr Thompson accumulated a for
tune in various amusement ventures,
including the Hippodrome in this
city. He lost heavily in promoting
the Toyland concession at the Pan
By Mall (I yaar). Dally, M.50:
Dally Sua.. WW; outilcU Nab.
Allies' Reply to German
Counter-Proposal Will Be
Presented Next Week
Answer to Be Ultimatum; Huns Will Have to Take or
Leave Conditions as Offered Them; Terms Will
Dodge Fixation of Definite Monetary Total for
Reparations to Which French Object.
By Associated Press.
Paris, June 6. There are still many loose ends to the
determinations which must be made before the reply of the
allies to the German counter-proposal can be made and even
the question of principle regarding changes in the treaty has
not been definitely settled. '
Nevertheless, the members of the commissions profess
confidence that they will be able to complete their reports to
the Council of Four by Monday or Tuesday and the members
of "the council themselves seem sure that they will be able to
present the reply Thursday, or
The reply will be submitted as an
ultimatum with a short time limit,
probably about four days, in which
Germany will have either to take
or leave the 'conditions as offered
The most important modiification
under consideration, the question of
reparations, probably will not in
volve any material changes in the
treaty as originally presented. The
concessions will, instead, be pre
sented in the form of a supplemen
tary agreement defining the proced
ure of the transportation committee
TROUBLE IN SIGHT
Union Delegations Announce
if Leaders Reject Fair
Offer They Will Re
turn to Work.
Winnipeg, June 6. With union
leaders late Friday admittedly mak
ing every, effort to reach a settle
ment, the end of the Winnipeg
strike seemed rapidly approaching.
Opposition of the returned sol
diers seemed to have decided the
struggle. Delegations of union men
announced if the strike leaders re
jected any "fair offer of settlement"
by Monday, they intended to "go
back to their jobs."
R. B. Russell, one of the "big five"
strike leaders, said "certain mem
bers of the citizens' committee were
blocking a settlement."
One of the union leaders said
forms have been prepared to ascer
tain whether employers are willing
to take back all men and women
who participated in the general
strike. It was pointed out that the
teaerai government nas uauy re
fused to reinstate postal employes
who left the service and that the
city has taken the same attitude re
garding firemen oh strike.
Daniels Appeals to
Academy Graduates to
Uphold Navy Record
Annapolis, Md., June 6. Secre
tary Daniels in an address at the
graduating exercises at the United
States naval academy today de
clared that the closing of hostilities
did not mean the United States
navy could "rest on its oars," but
that it must surpass its great war
record bv a "greater record in
The 454 members of the graduat
ing class, the largest in the history
of the academy, were urged by the
secretary to apply all their initiative
and energy in the great task of de
veloping the efficiency of the navy
"You are coming into the navy
in a period that will challenge all
your resources and initiative," said
Secretary Daniels. "You must not
imagine for a moment that because
the war is ended the navy will or can
rest upon its oars. All your force
and energies are needed, for we are
determined the navy shall not, as it
did after the war between the states
and the Spanish-American war, mark
time for a decade."
"The navy has made a great rec
ord in war. Let us make a greater
record in peace."
England Asks New Zealand
To Help Fight U. S. Packers
London, June 6. The New Zea
land government has received ad
vices from London "indicating that
Great Britain will ask New Zealand
to hlp her fight the American pack
ers, says a dispatch to the D-iily
Mail from Christ-Church, New Zea
land. The suggestion is that an
agreement be made to sell New Zea
land meat products in London at a
certain price. Then, adds the dis
patch, "if the trust reduces prices.
Great Britain and New Zealand must
beat it on its own ground." A con
ference of New Zealand producers,
it is added, has been convenes to
discuss the subject.
Committee Favors Repeal.
Washington, June 6- Favorable
report on the bill to repeal ?he day
light saving law on the last Sunday
i;. October was voted today by the
house interstate comcrce committee.
Friday of next week.
artd prescribing certain instruction
tor that body.
This new solution which is ex
pected to emerge from the deliber
ations of the experts, will dodge
fixation of a definite monetary
total for reparations, to which the
French object on the ground that
announcement of any sum which it
is considered possible to exact in
payment would so disappoint the
expectations of the French public
as to cause a political upheaval.
The supplementary agreement
(Continued on Tag Two, Column Two.)
ARE TO BE GIVEN
BACK TO OWNERS
Postmaster General Says
That Order Issued Thursday
Was Misconstrued; No
Washington, June 6. Postmaster
General Burleson Thursday sent to
Chairman Cummins a letter declar
ing that his order had been miscon
strued; that he had not turned back
the wires to private ownership and
that no such action was con
templated. Mr. Burleson's letter follows:
"An order issued by me Wednes
day relative to the operation of the
telegraph and telephone systems has
been construed by some as act'ial
return of the properties to the own
ers. No such action has been taken
by me nor is any contemplated.
Dissolves Operating Board.
"This order simply dissolves the
operating board appointed by me
under date of December 13, 1918.
and directs that the systems again
be operated by the regular operating
officials under government super
vision. Responsibility of the gov
ernment to these systems in no wise
ceases. It being evident that these
properties are to be returned in the
very neac future, it was necessary
for the postmaster general to take
steps immediately to set up the reg
ular operating organization of the
companies, so that when the proper
ties are turned back it can be done
without confusion or interruption to
the service which was the purpose of
Steps to Prepare Data.
"This order in no wise affects the
legislation pending before your
committee or before congress. It
will enable the companies to begin
steps immediately to prepare the
data and collect their information
to be submitted to the state com
missions for the rate cases, which
will probably be taken up imme
diately after the period of goveri -ment
Unanimous decision to press leg
islation for repeal of the wire control
resolution despite Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson's order was reached
by the senate interstate commerce
committee. Chairman Cummins an
nourced that the bill would be called
up in the senate next week.
After a further hearing, how
ever, the committee amended
the bill so as to continue existing
telephone toll rates in effect for 90
days after the wires are turned back
instead of 60 days as originally -proposed.
Wilson Says Peace Treaty
Follows Fourteen Points
Paris, June 6. (Havas.) "I am
convinced that our treaty project
violates none of my principles,"
President Wilson is quoted by Le
Matin 'as having said when he was
made acquainted with the German
counter proposals to the peace
treaty. "If I held a contrary opin
ion I would not hesitate to confess
it and would endeavor to correct
the error. The treaty as drawn up,
however, entirely conforms with my
Explorers Believed Lost.
San Diego, Cal., June 6. Los An
geles and Northern California
scientists, members of an exploring
party, are believed to have lost their
lives in a big storm off the Lower
California coast on May 15, during
which it is believed their yawl-rigged
boat Troian foundered in the
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President Konenkamp of Op
erators' Union Announces
That He Will Call Nation- -Wide
Washington, June 6. President S.
J. Konenkamp of the Commercial
Telegraphers' Union of America,
announced Friday that he would cafl
a nation-wide strike of members of
the union upon reaching Chicago
Satmday. He said that neither the
date of the proposed walkout, nor
whether it would affect both the '
Postal Telegraph and Cable com
pany and the Western Union Tele
graph and Cable company, hajj)een
The strike, President Konenkamp
said, would be called in support of
union employes of the Western
L'nion in 10 southeastern stateswho
were requested by him to leave their
work Thursday night, following the
return by order of Postmaster Gen
eral Eurleson, of the wire systems
of the country to private operation.
Are Confident of Outcome
Atlanta, Ga., June 6. Confidence
in the outcome of the strike order
by the Commercial Telegraphers'
union against the Western Union
Telegraph company in the 10 south
eastern states was expressed Thurs
day by leaders on both sides.
H. C. Worthern, general manager
of the southern division of the
Western Union, declared in a state
ment that the return or the wire
properties by Postmaster General"
Burleson "gives our executives a
fit II and clear hand, to fight to a
finish and the public" can trust that
we will do it."
P. G. Fonville, president of the
Atlanta council of the union, speak
ing for himself, and C. F. Mann,
southern organizer of the union, in--timated
that a nation-wide strike
would be ordered should that prove
Western Union Will Bar All.
Union Operators Who Strike
New York, June 6. Employes of
the Western Union Telegraph com
pany, who joined ' the telegraphers'
union on the assurance' of the post
master general that there would be
no discrimination in regard to em
ployes joining unions, will not be
taken back if they strike, Newcomb
Carlton, president of the company,
announced today. He pointed out
that the postmaster general now has "
turned the Western Union over to
the company "to operate as we think
best. for the interests of the busi
ness." California Starts
Movement to Boom
Johnson for President
San Francisco, June 6. A call for
a republican conference here for
Saturday, June 14, to discuss cam
paign plans in behalf of Senator
Hiram W. Johnson for president on
the republican ticket, was sent -throughout
the state Friday by a
committee of party leaders. V
The call decries what it terms
"the blunders" of the democratic
partv and outlines Johnson's career
as governor and senator-
Two hundred party leaders are
expected to answer the call and
big representation from the progres
sive wing will attend, it was an
nounced. German Austrian President
Disappointed at Peace Text
Vienna, June 6. Before leaving
this city for a short sojourn in the
country where he will take a rest,
President Seitz said regarding the
terms of peace: "They surelv are
only proposals. What a terrible
disappointment America is for me.
This is driving me to despair. The
terms are also bad fpr the allies, a
they mean the feeding of bolshe
vism, against which we are helpless
especially from the Hungarians, ,
who are meeting with new military '
successes. I have no power to en
force such terms upon the popula
tion of German-Austria and it will"
be dangerous for the man who
who signs them."
Walsh Demands Council
Investigate Irish Problem
Paris, June 6. Frank P. Walsh,
one of the delegates of the Irish so
cieties in the United States, who
visited Ireland recently, has pre
sented a demand to President Wil
son that the peace conference in.
vestigate the Irish question.
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