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. GIFT GOLD WILL SEAL
PEACE PACT FOR WILSON.
Paris, June 26. President Wil
son's personal stial, which he will
use in signing the peace treaty, wis
- ; mtde from, a gold nugget presented
to him four years ago by the state
of California with which to make a
ring for the president's wedding.
, After the ring was made, enough
gold remained for a seal ring on
which the president had "Woodrow
Wilson" engraved in stenographic
FIRST VICTORY MEDAL
WILL GO TO PRESIDENT.
Washington, June 26. The first
official victory medal to be struck
will be issued to President Wilson,
as commander-in-chief of the army,
the War department announced. The
second medal will go to Secretary
JESS WILLARD NOW 37,
MARRIAGE RECORD SHOWS
i Leavenworth, Kan., June 26. On
' . examining the marriage license rec-
ord book at the probate judge's office
in Leavenworth county court house,
it was found that March 13, 1908. a
. i license was issued to Jesse M. Wil
lard, aged 26 and Hattie Evans, aged
' 22. Willard swore to an affidavit at
; that time that he was 26 (years old
and this would make him 37 now,
; thereby, sport followers here con
tend, settling the controversy about
. his age.
MURDERER ASKS GRACE
TILL. AFTER BIG FIGHT
New York, June 26. Gordon Faw
cett Hamby, who fired the shot
which killed Dewitt C. Peal, a pay
v ing teller, during a h6ld-up of the
I East Brooklyn Savings bank, last
December, was sentenced in the su
preme court in Brooklyn today to
; die in the electric chair at Sing Sing
prison during the week of July 28.
Hamby maintained his air of in
difference which has" characterized
1 his every action since being brought
back here from Tacoma, Wash.,
tyJien he faced Justice Lewis to be
', sentenced to die in the electric
Aside from expressing the hope
that he might live to hear the result
of the Willard-Dempsey champion
ship bout, Hamby offered no objec
tions to the court setting an early
date for his electrocution. j
BACCHANTES TO HOLD J
FORTH MONDAY NIGHT.
New York, June 26. (By Uni-
- - versal Service.) The biggest drink
. ing bout on earth is to be held at
Madison Square Garden on the
' night of June 30, when prohibition
goes into effect at midnight, to cele
brate the last hours of John Barley
corn. Promoters of this festival of
the grape promise that more liquor
will be consumed in the last few
hours before the dry spell than was
consumed at all the notorious Bac
chanalian revelries in ancient days.
' The passing of "booze" will be
i invested with all the ritual fittins
' th occasion. The srarden will be
"draped with blade crept and at 12
o clock, when the laws ot trie lanu
declare the gay fluid taboo, Ihe
band will play Chopin's funerai
Fifteen thousand persons are ex
pected to participate. The equ'p
ment for the festival, according to
the promoters, will consist of: 200
bartenders? 500 kegs of beer, 24,000
bottles of beer, 2,000 bottles of wi. e
mostly champagne; 5,000 quarts of
whisky, 30,000 glasses of sof'.
There will be individual and team
drinking contests. At 11:30 p. m.
jl warning will be sounded that the
' country goes 'dry in 30 minutes and
that the drinkers better fill up.
Two former lieutenants in the av-
- iation corps of the army leased the
garden for this festival and let out
; concessions to certain liquor inter
ests. Only a proclamation by Pres
ident Wilson setting aside wartime
prohibition as unessential will up
set the festival.
"outside, old top!"
And out he went.
New York, June 26. Knighthood
' was in eclipse at the St. Regis hotel
. when Sir Charles Allen, after having
expressed his disapproval of the col
lection of a fund by the Friends of
: Irish Freedom, went sailing out of
the front entrance, propelled by the
toes of several boots and landed on
the pavement with a dull thud.
It appears that the Englishman,
who is a member of a firm of deco
rators in this city, walked up to the
table in the hotel lobby at which
flaxen-haired Sheila O'Reilly and
j Mabel Clayton were seated and
, asked the two girls:
"What's this? Are you collecting
a fund for the Irish rebellion?"
"No, we are collecting for the
Irish republic," said Miss O'Reilley.
V "Well, I'm an Irishman," shouted
Sir Charles, white with rage, "and
I say you don't know what you're
talking about You are misled by
v That ended the diatogue.
Joseph Haan, brother of the pro
prietor of the hotel, came forward
and irtformed Sir Charles the girls
were there for a worthy purpose and
by his invitation. A squad of por
s ters did the rest.
- GHOSTLY OCCUPANTS OF
? HUN CASTLES IN DESPAIR.
- New York,. June 26. (By Uni
versal Service.) Ghosts of ancient
Germans must haunt the night with
their sorrows and German warriors
of today (if there are any left), must
- pull their hair in despair.
For the famous old fortresses of
Veste Franz and Ehrenbreitstein on
the Rhine have been whitewashed by
The, Knights of Columbus havi
: v taken 'over the ancient piles and
" have cleaned them from turret to
cellar. They are now used as recre
. ation houses. , .
. The armory' of the castle of Veste
Franz is now a movie halt and in
the powder magazines cigars, chew
ing gum and writing paper tor the
boys have been stored.
Reject Gambling Bill.
Brussels, June 26. The chamber
of deputies rejected, by a vote of
81 to 41, a bill authorizing Ostend
and Spa to open casinos where
gambling might be indulged n. -
VOL. 49 NO. 8.
WILL BE TAKEN
Bill Reported to Senate Makes
Ample Provision Against
Lawless and Bomb
OPPONENTS OF LEAGUE
PACT RESUME FIGHT
Make Determined Effort To
ward Agreement on Plan
for Final Attack.
Washington. Tune 26. Provision
for vigorous steps by the federal
government against bomb throwers
and other anarchists and radicals
declared by government officials to
be plotting overthrow of the gov
ernment and spending $2,000,000
monthly to that end were made in
the sundry civil appropriation bill
as reported to the senate. Among
the measures recommended were
large additional appropriations for
the Department of Justice and legis
lation continuing permanently the
wartime regulations as to purchase,
storage, manufacture, sale and dis
tribution of explosives.
In reporting the bill, the senate
appropriations committee increased
from $1,400,000 to $2,000,000 the fund
of the Department of Justice for gen
eral suppression of crime. In addi
tion, it added $300,000 for a special
fund to enforce the law against
alient anarchists through deporta
tions. Strict Saie of Explosives.
The arnendment added to continue
the explosives regulation law after
declaration of peace provides for
strict licensing and supervision of
all sales of explosives under the bu
reau of mines.
Intention of government officials
to deal vigorously with anarchists
and other lawbreakers was disclosed
in statements made at hearings on
the appropriation bill made public.
Francis r. Garvan of the Depart
ment of Justice bureau of investiga
tion,; told the committee that with
increased Jundsj. proposed,- the de
partment plans an active campaign.
We have found in the short
time thatwe have been at war
said Mr. Garvan, "that conditions
are quite serious throughout the
country. We are asking $2,000 0(10
and we have every reason to believe
that the Russian bolsheviki are
pouring money in here at the rate
of that much a month."
Mr. Garvan was asked specifica.'-
ly whether there was an organized
effort to destroy the federal govern
ment, to which question he replied.
Certainly. We have evidence to
show that, and that is also shown
by the tremendous amount of mori'.y
they are spending. The condition
is serious throughout the country"
New York. Chicago and Paterson,
N. J,, he said, are centers of an
archistic activity. When asked it
the department has information that
another outbreak of bomb outrages
is planned for July 4. , Mr. Garvar
"There is a great deal of talk to
that effect. The number of radical
papers (found in the mails) has in
creased by more than ISO papers
since the armistice was signed. We
have to take now dver 450 papers,
read and digest them.
League Fight to Resume.
Turning from the more immedi
ate issues of the league of nations
fight, senate opponents of the league
began a determined effort toward
agreement on a plan for their final
tight against ratification .of the
league covenant in its present form.
Although no definite agreement
was reached a day of conferences
served to add impetus to the sug-
(Contlnued on Paf Two, Column Sii.)
Daylight Saving Repeal
Adopted Finally in House
Washington, June 26. With the
exception of the provision for in
specting horse meat, the house
adopted the conference report on
the $37,000,000 agricultural appro
priation bill. The house sent tht
measure back to conference and in
structed its managers to insist upon
provision for branding as well as
inspection of horse meat.
The rider repealing the daylight
savings law was approved finally.
Dodge Engineers Arrive
in New York From Overseas
Word was received in Council
Bluffs late last night that the 109th
engineers, kno-wn as the Dodge En
gineers, under command of Major
Leon Goodman . of Des Moines,
landed in New York at 1:30 p. m.
yesterday from the transport Pas
tores. This company includes many
Iowa, and Nebraska men, and is ex
pected to leave for Camp Dodge
within a day or so, where they will
be mustered out of service.
Front Line Review Actors
Fteturn With Scars of War
New York, June 26-The front
line review actors, all wounded,
came back on the transport Pasto-es
after a .reported triumphant succes
sion of performances before 400,000
troops in France. ' - .. .
Lt Harry W. Smith. Little Rock,
Ark., commands the show,
YOU READING OUR
Eata4 amaa'-tlaia witter May 2S, 1906, at
Omaha P. 0. undar act al Mirth S. I87.
We Win, Brewers Declare;
You Don't, Say Federal Men
in Beer Making Argument
Opinion Handed Down by
U. S. Circuit Court of
Appeals Modifying In
junction Against N Inter
fering With Production
of 2.75 Per Cent Beverage.
New York, June 26. Attorneys
for both the brewers and the fed
eral government claimed to have
gained a victory through an opinion
handed down by the United States
circuit court of appeals modifying
Judge Mayer's preliminary injunc
tion against interference with .or
prosecution for the production and
sale of beer containing not more
than 2.7S per cent alcoholic content.
The original order restrained
Richard J. McElligott, acting col
lector of internal revenue, from in
ferfering' with the manufacture or
sale of 2.75 per cent beer pending a
legal decision as to whethti- it was
"intoxicating." It also forbade
United States Attorney Francis G.
Caffey from prosecuting the brew
ers and retailers of such beer. The
appellate court decision strikes out
the injunction "pendente lite"
against the federal prosecutor, mak
ing it possible for him to proceed
as he sees fit, but continues in force,
the. injunction against McElligott,
regarding whom the court makes
"The injunction against the acting
collector of internal revenue can do
Emory R. Buckner, of counsel for
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
Found Guilty of
. Murdering Nurse
Second Degree Verdict Re
turned by Jury in Dr.
Redwood City, Cal. June 26. A
verdict of guilty of murder in the
second degree was found by a jury
here in the case of Dr. Ephraim
Northcott, San Francisco physician,
accused of the murder of Miss Inez
E, Reed, army nurse.
The jury, composed of seven
women and five jnen, was out two
hours and eleven minutes.
The body of Miss Inez Reed was
found in a ravine near San Mateo,
in this county, March 8. Death had
been caused by an illegal operation.
Miss Reed was a graduate of an
Oakland, Cal., hospital. During the
war she was a nurse at the Letter
man general hospital at .the Presidio,
San Francisco and at Fort Riley,
Kan. She came from Fort Riley to
San Francisco in March.
Retail Grocers Urge
Oppose the Luxury Tax
Salt Lake, June 26. Co-operative
buying by retail grocers in order to
compete with preferred buyers of
the socalled chain stores system was
indorsed in a resolution adopted by
the National Association of Retail
Grocers. The convention went on
record in favor of establishing a uni
form weights and measures law with
a 100-pound unit base.
Atlanta, Ga., was unanimously se
lected as the city for the 1920 con
vention. Officers elected are: J. A. Ulmer,
Toledo, O., president; H. H. Spin
ner, Boston, vice-president; John H.
Speas, Kansas City, treasurer. Philip
De Puyt, Rochester, N. Y.,was
elected trustee for a three-year term
and Francis E. Kamper, Atlanta,
trustee for one year.
Final resolutions endorsed the
movement for the repeal of the lux
ury fax and advocated 1-cent letter
Two Die of Heat in
Kansas Wheat Fields
Topeka, June 26 Gov. Henry 1.
Allen telegraphed to the demobiliza
tion bureau, St. Louis, urging that
more harvest hands be rushed to
the Kansas wheat fields.
Two deaths have occurred in the
Kansas wheat fields as a result cf
the extreme heat which has pre
vailed throughout the state the last
three days; William Moore, 67, of
Des Moines, la., dropped dead th'
morning near Lecompton. Max
Manning, Boise, Idaho, was found
delirious in a field near Paola and
Japanese Ship Reports
Ramming Another Bark
New York, June 26. A wireless
message from the Japanese steamer
Tsuruga Maru, at 12:15 a. m. said
that she had collided witha sailing
ship about 60 miles outside New
York and that the sailing ship had
not been sighted sinco Tsuruga
Maru said that she was remaining in
the vicinity and searching for the
missing vessel! '
The Tsuruga Maru sailed from
New York at 8 o'clock lat night
bound for Yokohama with a general
cargo. She is a vessel of 7,289 tons.
Wartime Prohibition Be
comes Effective at 12 P.
,M., Next Monday, June
30; No Further Legisla
tive Enactments Mean
while Are Necessary.
Washington, June 26. Wartime
prohibition will become effective
next Monday at midnight without
enactment meanwhile by congress
of additional legislation for its en
forcement. Out of a maze of confusing de
velopments, this fact stood out
clearly with the decision of the
house judiciary committee, chargeu
with the duty of preparing and sub
mitting enforcement machinery, to
report three bills in one, each stand
ing on its own legs, and capable of
holding its own in the event that
the others were made invalid ly
congress or the courts.
Chairman Volstead of the com
mittee declared there was no possi
bility of the passage of the joint
measure before July -1, but that
there existed ample means of en
forcement and ample penalties for
violation of the wartime act. The
full and explicit definition of intoxi
cating liquors, any beverage or
product containing more than one
half of one per cent alcohol set by
the bureau of internal revenue left
no doubt, hei said, as to how ihe
courts would construe the law or
deal with offenders.
Special Session of
Legislature Likely to
Be Convened July 24
Governor Not Prepared to Say
What Matters Would
, Come Up.
Lincoln, June 26. It is probable
that the special session of the legis
lature will be called for Monday
July 21, according to information
given out by Governor McKelvie
Besides ratification of the
national constitutional amendment
on woman suffrage, the governor
was not prepared to say what
would be incorporated in the call,
though there are onevor two other
matters of importance which may
be mentioned. One of these is the
appointment of a committee to in
vestigate profiteering in Nebraska.
Just how far -the legislature could
go in this matter and the methods
to be used are yet under considera
tion. There will be no incorporation in
the call of any matter relative to
the building of a fireproof state
supreme court and library building.
The building committee considers
that the last legislature went into
the matter fully and decided to take
Chicago, for First Time,
Becomes Port of Export
Chicago, June 26. Chicago,-be-came
a .port of export when the
Lake Granby, built here by the fed
eral shipping board, carrying a cat
go of packing house products for
Liverpool steamed from, the Chicago
river on its maiden voyage by way
of the Great Lakes and the Atlan
tic. The ship is of all-steel con
struction, of 4,000 tons capacity. Tbe
shipping' board has arranged to load
13 new ocean-going ships at Chi
cago during July and August.
Ocean traffic direct from Chicago
without transfer or reloading it
New York is provided by the ship
ping board at rates much below the
charges of the big steamship lines
Nonpartisans Behind in
North Dakota Returns
Fargo, N. D., June 26. First re
ports on the referendum election
held in North Dakota on seven
measures of the nonpartisan league,
passed by the last legislature, show
that the vote so far received was al
most two to one against the
The vote is from towns and vil
lages, nothing being heard from ,the
rural , districts where trie league
counts on scoring heavily.
Governor Won't Intervene
to Save Murderer'sNeok
Chicago, June 26. Governor
Lowden refused to interfere wi'h
the sentence of Earl Dear, known
as "the immune," who ' will be
hanged at the county jail Friday
morning, barring the unforeseen.
Dear was convicted of murder h
an attempted theft of an automo
bile. Murder-Accused Doctor's
Case in Hands of Jury
Mineola, N. Y., June 26. The case
of Dr. Walker Keen Wilkins, ac
cused of the murder of his wife.
Julia, at their home 'February 27,
was given to the jury late Thursday
afternoon. The aged physician's de
fense was that 'his wife was killed
"THE WOMAN IN BLACK," RUNNING SERIAL
JUNF 27, 1919.
Strikers Fail to Return to
Work, as Directed, for
Firms Which Have
ZIMMAN MAKES LITTLE
PROGRESS IN MEDIATION
Building Trades May Reject
Materials Hauled by
Although directed by the Central
Labor union to resume work for
those firms which had conceded the
demands made by the union, none
of the striking teamsters and truck
drivers had returned to work for
these firms up to a late hour tas
night. Some opposition to the pro
posal made by the central organiza
tion at the meeting Wednesday
night is being manifested on the
grounds that should the recommsn
dation be complied with, the strike
would end in failure.
In the meantime the efforts ot
City Commissioner Zimman toward.3
conciliation are no nearer success.
With the knowledge that a general
sympathetic strike is out of the
question at present, employers are
strengthened in their determination
to defeat the strikers.
Aiding Mr. Zimman in his effovl
to bring employers and strikers to
gether are four prominent Omaha
business men, according to Thomas
Menzies, chairman of the gener.-.!
Promise Satisfactory Settlement.
It was on the strength of proir.
ises made by these four business
men that the Central Labor union
refused to take strike action at the
meeting Wednesday night. It was
promised officials of the union that
if they prevailed upon employes, of
"fair" employers to return to work
every effort would be made by the
business interests in the city, not
affected by the strike, to have the
controversy " satisfactorily settled.
Mr. Menzies refused to divulge the
names of the four business men.
. Definite information as ' to the
outcome of the efforts of these bus
iness men will probably be received
late this afternoon, Mr. Menzies
Should the instructions issued by
the central body to the delegates
of the various locals be carefully
carried out many intermittent
strikes of a minor nature are
A great portion ofvthe building
material is at present being hauled
by non-union teamsters employed
by the large building material com
panies. As all locals are pledged
to refuse to handle material trans
ported by non-union men there is
a strong possibility that the men en
gaged in the building trades may
walk out unless the contractors at
the particular places where they
are employed refuse longer to deal
with the firms employing non
Mayor Makes Statement
In a signed statement Mayor
Smith answers the charges lodged
against him by organized labor.
"Resolutions do not hurt me in
this emergency. If I can assist in
preventing a sympathetic strike in
Omaha at this time or can assist in
getting employes back at work, I
will have done more for union labor
and for the wives and children de
pendent on that labor than all those
who would make a Winnipeg of
Omaha or who threaten anarchy or
to stop all the wheels in the city. !
"The fact that no general strike
has been called shows that reason,
good judgment, and good citizen
ship is still in the majority in the
Central Labor union a very few
agitators and unreasonable disturb
ers to the' contrary notwithstand
ing." The Federal Labor board, it was
learned, is to be asked to investi
gate labor conditions in the city.
Officials of the board wil be re
quested to' use their efforts to end
the present controversy.
Party of Mexicans Fire
orU. S. Border Patrol
Nogales, June 26. A party of
about six Mexicans fired upon a
cavalry patrol about four miles west
of here. The Americans returned
the fire. No Americans were in
jured. . The cavalrymen were without
orders to cross the border line and
sought cover when fired upon,
a dozen rounds were fired at the
Mexican's, who were concealed in
To Ask Wilson Report in
Thomas Mooney Case
Washington, June 26. By unani
mous vote the house labor commit
tee recommended adoption by the
house of the resolution by Repre
sentative Blanton, democrat of
Texas, requesting Secretary Wilson
for a report on activities of labor
department officials and employes in
the case of Thomas J. Mooney, con
victed in California in connection
with bomb explosions.
By Mall (I yaar). Dally. $4.60: Snada. II. SO:
Dally an Sua.. M.JO: anttltfa Nab. aetata antra.
American Casualties in
. Aggregate 120,000 Men
Statistical Summary of theWar With Germany N Pre
pared by Col.t Leonard P. Meyers Shows That Two
Per Cent of Yanks Engaged in War Were Killed
or Died of Disease During Hostilities.
Washington, June 26. American
casualties during the 47-day Meuse
Argonne offensive aggregated 120,
000 men, or 10 per cent of the total
of 1,200,000 engaged, according to a
"statistical summary of the war with
Germany," prepared by Col. Leon
ard P. Meyers, chief statistical
branch of the general staff and pub
lished by the jiv&t department.
"Of every 100 American soldiers
and sailors who took part in the
war with Germany," the report said,
"two were killed or died of disease
during: the period of hostilities. In
the northern army during the civil
war the number was about 10.
Among the other great nations'-in
this war, between 20 and 25 in each
100 called to the colors were killed
Best' information obtainable by
the general staff places the total bat
tle deaths for all belligerents at 7,
450,200, divided as follows:
Russia, 1,700,000; Germany, 1,600,
000; France, 1,385.300; Great Britain,
900,000; Austria, 800.000; Italy, 330,
000; Turkey, 250,0007 Serbia and
Montenegro, 125,000; Belgium, 102,
000; Rumania, 100,000; Bulgaria,
Escapes Guards and Makes
Way Into Germany From
Paris, June 26. The peace con
ference has not yet been advised
of the escape of the German
crown prince, the news coming
through British sources.
Pending details, official discus
sion of the event and its bearing
on German affairs and the ques
tion whether itlinvolves violation
of neutrality by Holland is with
held. Paris, June 26. Frederick Wil
liam Hohenzollern, the former Ger
man crown prince, has escaped
from Holland and made his way in
News of the escape of the ex
crown prince caused a considerable
stir in peace conference circles.
While it is not felt that he is a
figure around which the reaction
aries and monarchists would gather
enthusiastially, nevertheless his act
is regarded as an event of consider
able significance in view of other
Hints have come from Germany
within the last few days that the
military caste there would not be
averse to bringing about ai military
situation within the former empire
that would embarrass the allies in
putting the peace treaty into effect,
and it seems not improbable that
the move made by the ex-crown
prince is connected with some such
The former crown prince made Kis
way into Holland shortly after tb?
signing of the armistice last Novem
ber and was interned there by the
Dutch government, taking up- his
residence on the island of Wierin
gen, in the Zuyder Zee.-
British Labor Wants
Kinder Treatment for
London, June 26. The British
labor party, with only one dissent
ing vote, in a resolution has called
for a revision by the league of
nations of "harsh provisions" of the
peace treaty which are declared to
be n'ot consistent with statements
made by the allied governments,
when the armistice was signed.
Protest also was made against the
blockade of eGrnany and failure
to incorporate in the peace treaty
measures for the restoration of in
dustry throughout Europe with
equality in fiscal treatment.
Ireland to Liquidate Raid
Bill if Freedom Granted
New York, June 26 If the Irish
republic gains its freedom it will
assume full responsibility for the
$500,000 Fenian bond issue as ve
unpaid, whjch was floated in -4he
United States in 1866 on behalf of
Ireland's cause, it was announced
here by Eamonn de Valera, presi
dent of the Irish republic
Four Burn to Death
When Cabin Destroyed
Bakersfield, Cal.,, June 26. Four
persons were burned to death
Wednesday night in a cabin fire in
the Kelso Valley. 50 miles north
east of Bakersfield, according to ad
vices rec!eived by Coroner Arch H.
Dixon. Three of the dead are: Mrs.
Frank Whitney, aged 70; her son,
Forest Moore, and his wife; the
fourth person is unidentified. ,
100,000; United States, 48,900;
Greece, 7,000; Portugal, 2,000.
American participation ,is sum
marized in the report in the follow
Total armed forces, including
army, navy, marine corps, 4,800,000;
total men in the army, 4,000,000;
men who went overseas, 2,086,000;
men who fought in France, 1,390,
000; tons of supplies shipped from
America to France, 7,500,000; total
registered in draft, 24,234,021; total
draft inductions, 2,810,296; cost of
war to April 30, 1919, $21,850,000.
000; battles fought by American
troops, 13; days of battle, 200; dys
of duration of Meuse-Argonne bat
tle, 47; American battle deaths in
war, 50,000; American -wounded in
war, 236,000; American deaths from
disease, 56,991; total deaths in the
Under the head of "Sources of the
Army," the report shows that 13
per cent came from the regular
army, 10 per cent from the nation!
guard and 77 per cent from the
Attention was called to the fart
that "two of every three Americar
soldiers who reached France took
part in battle."
Hang Negro on Tree
Underneath Which He
Assaulted White Girl
Posses, Including Colored Men,
Trail Assailant Ten Days
Ellisville, Mo., June 26. Trailed
for 10 days through southern Mis
sissippi by posses which included
several hundred members of his own
race, John Hartfield, negro, con
fessed assailant of an Ellisville
young woman, was captured, des
perately wounded, in a canebrake,
rushed by automobile to the scene
of his crime, hanged to a gum tree
and burned to ashes. His victim
identified him and witnessed his ex
ecution. Governor Bilbo, petitioned during
the day to intervene, in a statement
issued at Jackson shortly before the
lynching, declared himself "utterly
powerless" and said that interfer
ence would only lead to the deaths
of hundreds of persons and that "no
body can keep the inevitable from
Lynching Conducted Orderly.
The lynching was conducted in a
manner which the authorities char
acterized as "orderly." Guarded by
a committee of citizens of Ellisville,
Hartfield was taken first to the of
fice of Dr. A. J. Carter, who after
examination of gunshot wounds re
ceived when the fugitive made his
fight against capture, declared the
negro could not live more than 24
hours. In the meantime a group of
silent men were piling cross ties and
brush in a depression in the ground
near the railroad trestle. There was
no shouting. Arrangements appar
ently had been made days ago.
After Hartfield. had been identi
fied upon being brought here, there
were quiet conferences. Members
of the committee circulated in the
crowd. Reports that there would
be a "burning" at 5 o'clock gave
way to statements that there would
be a "hanging at the big gum tree"
Had Plenty of Nerve.
' From the doctor's office, Hart
field was taken to the station and
faced the crowd.
"You have the right man," he
said. Then a noose found its way
around his neck and the trip to the
big gum tree was started, the crowd
still ominously silent
Under the big gum tree Hartfield
forcibly detained his victim all of
the night of Sunday. June 15." If
was under a limb of the same gun
tree that Hartfield was hanged as
soon as the rope could be pulled up
by hundreds of hands. Then oc
curred the first demonstration
While the body was in its dea'h
struggles, pistols were produced bv
men and fired point blank , at the
swinging form. Before the rope
had been cut by bullets, burning fag
gots were thrown under the body
and an hour later there was only
pile of. ashes.
No arrests were made after the
lynching and the little town is agd-n
quiet. Most of the visitors from
the surrounding country have lt't
for their homes.
Lee Newspaper Syndicate
Acquires Wisconsin Paper
Madison, Wis., June 26. The Lee
Newspaper Syndicate has acquired
the Wisconsin State Journal and
will take possession July 1. E. P.
Adler, president of the Lee News
paper Syndicate and publisher of
the Davenport (Iowa) Daily Times,
will be president of, the Wisconsin
State Journal company, and A. M.
Brayton, publisher and editor of the
La Crosse Tribune and Leader
Press, will be publisher and editor,
dividing his time between the two
THE WEATHER t
Generally fair and con
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Signing of PactsMay Mean
Little More Than Did
Bolshevik Fiasco at
DEFIANT GERMAN NOTE -UNFAVORABLY
No Provision Made as to When
Teutons Must Ratify Agree
ment With Allies. ' '
Berlin, June 26. By the Asso
ciated Press. Former Emperor
William is planning to speedily '
return to Germany before the en-'
tente can demand his surrender
from Holland, according to a
Stuttgart "dispatch to the Neue
Berliner Zeitung. Th dispatch
states that the Dutch govern'
ment "thoroughly approves of his
return,as the former emporer is
an unwelcome guest and his pres
ence in Holland is increasing the
problem before that country." N
Paris. 'Tiiiip 7A fR t, i,,..:
ated Press.) Disappointment over
wiidi is iermea me apparent weak
ness, of the present German govern
ment i.a. not rnnrralprl in m,i.
- . . ... iswm.v fcWH"
ference circles, and the feeling has"
uceu expressed tne signing ot this
neace treatv mav mnn 1ittl m-
than the signing by the bolsheviki
at Brest-Litovsk did.
The defiant tnn nf th C.mrmn
note, which grudingly agreed to sign
ine treaty witnout reservations, cre
ated an 'unfavorable impression on
members of the
and this seemingly has been intensi-
nea Dy me aeiay ot the Uermans in
arranging for the carrvinor nut nJ
The peacestreaty contains no pro
vision as to when they must ratify.
Consequently delay in ratification
may cause the peace conference ad
ditional annoyance. -. ' ,-
The fate of the peace treaty still
hangs in the balance and has caused
disquietude in Paris and there is
considerable speculation regarding
the next development in the situa
tion. Third German Envoy
to Sign Peace Treaty
Is INot Yet INamed
Mueller and Bell Chosen and
Have Accepted; Time of .
Signing Still Doubtful.
(By the Associated Press.) i
While no official information Is
yet a,t hand with regard to the Ap
pointment by the German govern
ment of plenipotentiaries to proceed
to Versailles to sign the peace
treaty, the latest unofficial advices
arriving in Paris from Germany n:t
that Dr. Hermann Mueller, foreign
minister in the cabinet of Herr B4U
er, and Dr. Bell, the minister ol
colonies, have been chosen for the
duty. , , '
The time for the signing of the
treaty also still is in doubt The'
German delegation, says the report,
will reach Versailles Saturday morn- '
ing, having been due to depart frcri 1
Berlin Thursday night. There h?s
been due some talk of the possibil
ity of setting Sunday as the date for
the function, and Monday also has '
been spoken of. . . , -
Another vote of confidence has
been given the new German gov
ernment by the Prussian national
assembly, following a discussion of -.
the peace situation. - -
The allied and associated powers
have informed the German govern--ment
that reparation would be r
quired for the sinking of the Ger
man fleet in Scapa Flow and also
that the individuals guilty of ths
violation of the- armistice will be
tried by a military court Likewise -reparation
is to be required for th.
burning by the Germans of old
French battle flags.
Another warning has been sent '
to the Germans. It is to the effect
that the German government wil!"
be held to account for failure to
withdraw troops from the new Pol
ish territory and for any aid ren
dered the insurgents against t'ie :
Poles in those regions.
Think Religion Best Antidote
"for Combatting Radicalism
St. Louis June 26. Resolutions
declaring radicalism can be corn
batted by sound moral and religious
instruction in the school and de
manding the abolution of child labor
and the freedom of christian educa
tion we're adnntH at th mn.u:..'
session of the 16th annual conven-'
tion of the Catholic Educational as-
Ukrainian Forces Violate
Polish Armistice Text
Paris. June 26. The armistice en
tered into several days ago by the
Poles and Ukrainians has ben
" 1 vi, i 1 1 c pari
of the Ukrainian forces, according
10 iniormaiion received ere today
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