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BITS OF NEWS
. TRAVEL TO FRANCE
5VILL BE RESTRICTED.
Washington, June 28. Tourist
travel to France from this country
yil not be permitted before next
year, the State department an
nounced. Business men will be per
mitted to send agents to any Euro
pean country following the signing
of the peace treaty, but restrictions
as to the return trip will continue in
force because of the needs of space
for soldiers and civilian war depart
ment employes. Measures to pre
vent undue travel to Great Britain
also will be continued as transpor
tation and economic conditions in
Great Britain still are far from nor
mal. SQUARE DEAL ESSENTIAL,
( THOMAS EDISON SAYS.
' New York, June 28. (By Uni-
i c r- '.
, er or employe must practice the
square deal 'or be out of step with
. the times, declared Thomas A. Edi
son, in a message received at the
fifth annual banquet of Edison
phonograph dealers- held at the Ho
"This new relationship," said Mr.
Edison, referring to the square deal,
"cannot be legislated into existence.
It will spring' from the conscience
and patriotism of the people. The
'time is coming when the unjust em
ployer nd disloyal employe will
share equal odium in the esteem of
society at large."
PETITE YVONNE WEDS
SIGHT YOUNG SOLDIERS.
. New York, June 28. (By Univer
sal Service.) Petite Yvonne of
Paris, whose last name is not
.known, loved the doughboys of the
39th division so that she married
eight of them. Now Yvonne, spark
ling brown eyes and all, is languish
in a French jail. Private Elliottt
Brown of Atlanta, who returned on
hm tmnnihin Rpo-ina D'ltalia. told
of having been walking with two
' doughboy companions in Paris,
when another doughboy appeared.
Through his arm was hooked that
of Yvonne. He paused and intro
duced her as his wife. Brown's two
companions gasped, for each of
them thought he alone held the key
to her-4ieart, having, as they stated,
visited the minister with her. Brown
ys not one of Yvonne's victims.
.' The French authorities were ap
prised of the girl's marriages and
when she was arrested she confessed
I to eight. .
THROWN FROM HORSE.
" Chicago, June 28. (By Universal
Service). Miss Loretta Hines, so
ciety favorite at the South Shore
Country tlub horse show, suffered
a fracture of the left shoulder when
her mount, King Style, one of the
blue ribbon winners, became fright
ened and reared while being ridden
oat of the track.
The accident was in view of hun
dreds ..of spectator and the show
was halted while the girl was lifted
Irom the track. She bore her suf
fering bravely and explained her
mount had been frightened by the
blast of a trumpet. 4f
MIXES WITH GOSPEL
JAZZ AND VAUDEVILLE.
Long Island City, N. Y., June 28.
"If the people want life, I am
going tdmix it with the gospel and
' then they will come to cnurcn every
Sunday,'' said Rev. Charles Nelson,
pastor of the Grace chapel of the
United Christian church, today.
Last Sunday Mr. Nelson intro
duced a jazz band and a vaudeville
show as part of his Sunday service.
As a result he found his chapel
taxed "by three times its capacity.
In a statement today, he promised
to double the size of his auditorium
and put on "something new."
SAYS HE'S AN AMERICAN.
h New York, June 28. John Le
Maire, a 14-year-old stowaway on
the Aeolus arriving here, said he
was born in New Haven, Conn. He
was turned over to immigration au
thorities Young Le Maire said he
lived with his father, an architect.
on Linden avenue in salt Laice uy
until April. 1912 '
"My parents left Utah when some
of father's friends in France wrote
him that business was good ttiere,
said the boy. "We went to live in
Chateau Thierry in May, 1912. In
July, 1915, a shell knocked our house
to pieces, killing my father and
... anit wnnfiHincr me in the left
leg. Some friends of my folks took
tare of me and sent me to school,
...4 T .faverl there until last No-
vember,' when I went with the Sixty-second
United States engineers.
.When I found they were going to
sail on the Aeolus I smuggled my
self aboard, because I wanted to get
BORED BRIDE TAKES NOVEL
ALONG ON AERO TRIP.
London, June 28. (By Universal
Service). The altitude record for
bored brides is held by the wife of
Robert Hamilton. The young
woman, who hails from Chorley
wood. stepped from the church,
v where she had just been married,
into an airplane, and with R. S.
" Park as pilot, took a 200-mile spin
in the skies. t
- But get this, Annabelle: She car
ried, besides her bridal bouquet, , a
-novel to read on the wayl .
EX-KAISER WONT STAND
TRIAL, HIS SON STATES
Wierengen, Holland, June 28.
(By Universal Service). Ex
Crown Prince Frederick William
was visiting his father at Ameron
gen when he was reported to have
fled to Germany.
In an interview the prince said:
"My father will never subnftt to
trial; he would die first."
. "I am going to Germany as soon
as peace is declared and I shall
live on my estate in Silesia."
The prince refused to discuss the
war, but declared that the people of
East Prussia and Silesia would
never accept Polish rule. He pre
dicted great trouble to the league
f VOL. XLIX NO. 2.
WILSON NOT TO SUSPEND LAW
CABLE TO WHITE HOUSE SAYS;
HAS NO POWER TO RAISE BAN
Must Wait Until 'Termination of the Demobolization
of the Troops and I Cannot Say That That Has
Been-Accomplished," President States in
Message Will Act Later.
Washington, June 28. President Wilson has decided he
cannot legally lift the wartime prohibition ban before the
country goes dry at midnight Monday, but he expects to do
so a3 soon as thereafter as his power has been made clear
by the completion of demobilization.
In a cablegram made public
dent said he was convinced, after consultation with his legal
advisers, that he had no authority to act at this time.
"When demobilization is termi-5
nated," he continued, "my power to
act without congressional action will
The message expressed no opinion
as to the authority of the president
when he raises the ban, to make
his action applicable only to beer
Secretary Tumulty gave out the
The secretary to the president at
the White House tonight made pub
lic the following cable from the
president with reference to wartime
I am convinced that the attor
ney general is right in advising
me that I have no legal power at
this time in the matter of the ban
on liquor. Under the act of No
vember, 1918, my power to take
action is restricted. The act pro
vides that after June 30, 1919, un
til the conclusion of the present
war and thereafter until the termi
nation of demobilization, the date
sf which shall be determined and
proclaimed by the president, it
shall be unlawful, etc.
This law does not specify that
the ban shall be lifted with the
signing of peace but with the ter
mination of the demobilization of
the troops and I cannot say that
has been accomplished. My in
formation from the War depart
ment is that there is still 1,000,000
men in the service under the emer
gency call. It is clear, therefore,
that the failure of congress to act
upon the suggestion contained in
my message of the 20th of May,
1919, asking for a repeal of the act
of November 21, 1918, so far as it
applies to wines and beer, makes
it impossible to act in this matter
at this time.
When demobilization is termi
nated, my power to act without
congressional action will be exer
No Liquor Wirl Be Sold.
Refusal of President Wilson to act
at this time means that the long
arm of the wartime law will reach
out quietly at midnight Monday and
close the door of every liquor estab
lishment on American soil.
Next in public interest to an
nouncement of the president's atti
tude comes the question "how soon
will the army be demobilized?"
There was strong belief in some
quarters tonight that this date would
not be long delayed, in view of the
signing of the treaty, the action of
congress in reducing the size of the
army and the effort of the govern
ment to bring back all troops from
abroad as speedily as it is humane
The president's emphatic an
nouncement as to what he would
do when demobilization "is termi
nated" was exactly in line with the
opinion of members of the house
judiciary committee expressed
heretofore that it did not require
congressional action to outhorixe
him to declare wartime prohibition
May Operate Again Soon.
This may come, it was pointed
out, much sooner than most people
imagine and there were predictions
that saloons in cities where the
sale of liquor now is permitted
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
Appropriate $400,000 for
U. S. Employment Service
Washington, June 28. Contro
versy over continuing the United
States employment service was
settled by adoption, without debate
or a record vote, of an amendment
appropriating $400,000 for the
service. 1 he house made no ap
propriation for the work and the
senate amendment was the result of
private conferences between sena
tors and is subject to approval by
Admiral "Who Ordered
Ships Sunk Hit With Egg
London, June 28. A dispatch to
the Central News from Oswestry.
Shrooshire. savs Admiral Von Reu-
ter, commander of the German fleet
sunk in Sepa Flow, was recognized
when heNcalled at a local bank. He
was struck in the face with a rotten
egg and was otherwise assaulted.
OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
The Omaha Sunday Bee
Edttnd tt MMnd-etut ntttr May 2S. 1 906. tt
Omaha P. O. under act at March J, 1879.
at the White House the presi
CHICAGO IS READY
TO BID GOOD-BYE
TO KING ALCOHOL
Every Inch of Space in Loop
Cafes Reserved for Mourn
ers Ready to Bury
DRINK CURE HOSPITALS
EXPECT BUSINESS BOOM
Bryan and Billy Sunday In
vited to Tend Bar at
$2,000 Per Week.
Chicago, June 28. Old King Al
cohol will stagger out of Chicago
early Tuesday morning to the wan
ing groans of jazz bands, after what
is expected to be the biggest cir
nival night in the city's history.
For days carpenters have been
banging away, enlarging arenas of
drinking emporiums for the mid
summer New Year's eve; liquor
enough to make all China giggle is
on tap in the Loop ,and everything
else is in readiness, even to the
famous cafe fountains where bold
women are wont to go wading after
Popular hotels, cafes and wine
rooms have been stormed by the
drinking, dancing public for table
reservations for Monday night; and,
strangely enough, every room has
been reserved for Tuesday morning
at a large Chicago "drink cure" hos
pital. "When Alcohol steps out, Re
morse will enter," said a represena
tive of one drink-cure sanitarium.
"Many persons have arranged foi
treatment beginning July 1, and we
have made our plans for the over
flow accordingly. Most of these pa
tients have delayed treatment until
after the first shock of a bone-dry
The problems of the liquor-cure
institution fade into the background
when compared with those of the
big cafe proprietor, who, after fill
ing every possible inch of space
with tables, is forced to turn away
some of his oldest patrons because
of the flood of earlier reservations
that almost clogged the mails.
Enough Liquor For All.
"But there will be liquor for all,
whether seated or standing," is the
composite edict of the hotel and
cafe men. Despite the 90,000,000
gallons of whisky in bonded ware
houses of the country, there will be
enough liquor in decanters and on
shelves of Chicago to supply all de
mands, it is declared.
In most cases, however, retail
stocks here have been kept down
(Continued on race Two, Column One.)
Phi-Gamma Delta Heads
Elected at Annual Conclave
Chicago, June 28. Glen Miller, of
Salt Lake City, was re-elected pre-
ldent of the Phi- Gamma Delta
National Fraternity conclave. Horace
Brightman, of New York, was chos
en secretary and Karl Lemmerman,
Cleveland, treasurer. ,
Canadians and British
Fight at Working Camp
London, June 28. (Via Montreal).
Serious street fighting occurred
Friday at Wokine. Surrey, between
Canadian and British soldiers and
civilians. The Canadians came from
the camp at Whitley.
Texas Legislature Ratifies
Woman Suffrage Amendment
Austin. Tex., June 28. The legis
lature of Texas today completed rat
ification of the amendment to the
federal constitution .granting suf
frage to womea
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1919.
Bootleggers Expect to
Continue Their "Trade" in
Spite of War-time Dry Act
Enough Liquor Brought to Omaha in Past Few Weeks
to Last at Least Six Months Much Home-Made
Beer Brewed Bribing of Officers to Smuggle Con
traband, Part of "Game," Law Violators Contend.
Omaha bootleggers are manifest
ing little apprehension at the pros
pect of the federal prohibition meas
ure becoming effective next Tues
day. Neither are the patrons of
contraband liquor venders showing
concern over the possibility of their
supply of whisky being shut off.
With whisky at $10 a quart, they ex
pect the bootlegger to continue to
pay his usual toll to the police and
certain other officers they must fix,
as in the past.
Much Liquor Imported.
During the last four weeks thou
sands of gallons of whisky have
been brought to this city. It is es
timated that never before in the
history of Omaha have such great
stores of liquor been conveyed here.
Persons who are in close touch with
the situation declare that not even
AT 170,000 MEN
Appropriation for Upkeep of
Sea Forces Provides
Washington, June 28. Agree
ment upon the naval appropriation
bill, fixing the personnel for next
year at 170,000 officers and men,
with a proviso authorizing the pres
ident in case of an emergency to
increase this number to 191,000, was
reached by house and senate con
ferees. The bill now provides an appro
priation of $614,000,000, an increase
of $J6,000000 over the amount voted
by the house.
The conferees cut the senate ap
propriation of $35,000,000 for the
naval air service to $25,000,000.
New Portuguese Ministry.
Lisbon, June 28. The composi
tion of the new Portugese ministry
was announced today as follows:
premier, Senhor Cardos; minister
of finance, Senhor Chaves; minister
of war,' Senhor Pores; minister of
foreign affairs, Senhor Meldo Bar
retto; minister of marine, Senhor
Cunham; minister of commerce,
Postpone Berger Hearing.
Washington, June 26. Hearings
by the special house committee ap
pointed to investigate the eligibility
of Victor Berger, Representative
elect from Washington, were post
poned fromj July 7 to July 21, in
order to give Mr. Berger's attor
neys time to prepare evidence.
.FTN T7 TT3
SIGNED AND SEALED!
when licensed saloons were running
full blast was there as much whisky
stored in Omaha as there is today.
Huge consignments of the stuff
continue to pour in from Missouri
and other wet states every hour dur
ing the day and night, it is said, and
the comparative small seizures by
the police amount hardly to a drop
in a bucket.
For months to come the retail
bootleggers of Omaha believe they
will be able to meet the demands
of their customers from their stock
Expect to Continue Hauls.
The wholesale bootleggers and
those who have been hauling whisky
into this city also believe they will
continue to transport their loads
here from the great quantities still
(Continued on Page Two. Column Biz.)
OF SINN FEIN IN
Building Searched by Large
Force of Military,
Dublin, June- 28. (By the Asso
ciated Press). Sinn Fein headquar
ters were raided Saturday afternoon
and the building searched by a large
force of military.
Arrangements Begun for
Reception to the President
New York, June 28. Mayor Hy
lan's committee on reception to dis
tinguished guests began arrange
ments tonight to accord President
Wilson a stirring "informal" wel
come upon his arrival here, proba
bly next Sunday, on the steamship
The committee, augumented by
men of national prominence, will go
out on a special steamer to meet
the presidential ship off Sandy Hook
and escort it into port, where there
will be a welcoming demonstration.
New Chicago Bank.
Chicago, 111., June 28. (Special.)
The Great Lakes Trust Co., a
commercial bank, is now being or
ganized in Chicago by more than
500 prominent firms and individuals
in the middle west, with capital of
$3,000,000 and surplus of $600,000.
Its capital stock has already been
privately oversubscribed. This is
the first new bank of any such size
formed in Chicago in a dozen year.
By Mall (I iv), Dally. 14.50: Sunday.
Dally and Sun., $5. SO: auttlda Nab. aoitaaa
A Yt 7
SIGNING OF PEACE
Many Private Activities We're
Under Government Supervi
sion Only for War.
Washington, June 28. Now that
the peace treaty has been signed,
legal officers of the government
probably Attorney General Palmer
will have to decide whether the
signing terminates government con
trol or supervision of many private
activities, within the meaning of the
laws which took them over.
"The end of the war," "the ter
mination of the war," "during the
emergency," "when a state of war
is ended" and "with the coming of
peace" are some of the terms which
have been used in the multitude of
wartime laws. The legal questions
involved are apparent. Besides that,
measures now are pending to sus
pend wartime control, notably in the
case of telephone and telegraph
wires. Some government controls,
such as food and fuel, actually long
since Wave ceased to function. The
legal limitations placed on some of
the principal wartime government
controls are expressed in the laws
Railroads Twenty-one , months
after the end of the war.
Telegraph and Telephone Ratifi
cation of peace treaty or sooner, in
trie discretion of the president
Food and Fuel When peace is
Espionage Act End of the war.
War trade board and export con
trol End of the war.
War finance corporation Six
months after termination of the war.
Reorganization of government bu
reaus under the Overman law Six
months after the war.
Alien property custodian As con
Government operation of ships
Five years after the war.
Agricultural s t i m u 1 a t i o n Six
months after the present emergency.
In fact, most of these government
controls actually have ceased func
tioning or rapidly are doing so, but
each one involves legal questions of
when it ends.
The government insurance of
ships through the war risk bureau
ceases with the "termination of the
war." The bureau for paving allot
ments to dependents of enlisted men
rea?es one month after the war.
The bureau for paying-death bene
fits is permanent.
Nonpartisans Win Out in
North Dakota Election
Fargo, N. D., June 28. With 116
scattered precincts still to hear
from, the Nonpartisan league laws
have a majority of 5,413.
The misi-ing precincts are almost
wholly in Nonpartisan league terri
tory. The final majority for the league
laws, on the basis of figures re
ceived, will be approximately- 6,500.
The industrial commission and
banking laws have received the
WORLD DOMINION DREAM
OF FORMER HUN EMPEROR
SHATTERED AT VERSAILLES
Signatures Affixed by Teuton Envoys Shortly After 3,'
P. M. in Hall of Mirrors Chinese Refuse to Attend
Ceremony American Delegates Leave Shortly
After Germans Affix Signatures.
Versailles,. June 28. (By the Associated Press.) World
peace was signed and sealed in the historic Hall of Mirrors
at Versailles Saturday afternoon but under circumstances,
which somewhat dimmed the expectations of those who had
worked and fought during long years of war and months of
negotiations for its achievement.
The absence of the Chinese delegates, who at the last'
moment were unable to reconcile themselves to the Shan
tung settlement, and left the eastern empire outside the for- -mal
purviews "of peace, struck the first discordant note in
the assembly. A written protest whidh Genera Jan Chris
tian Smuts lodged with his signature was another disap
pointment to the makers of the treaty.
PARIS ON TRIP
BACK JO U. S,
Train Leaves Gare Des In
valides for Brest at 9:45
P. M.; Tumulty Noti
fied of Plans.
FRANCE THANKED FOR
President Consents to Plans
for Unofficial Reception
in New York.
Paris, June 28. (By the Associ
ated Press.) President Wilson left
Paris for his homeward journey
Saturday night. His train started
from the Gare des Invalides for
Brest at 9:45 p. m.
Mr. Wilson's party was accom
panied to Brest by General Leorat
and Colonel Lobez, the president's
French aides, and also by Stephen
Pichon, French foreign minister;
Georges Leygues, French minister
of Marines, and Capt. Andre Tar
dieu, a member of the French peace
delegation. Ambassador Wallace,
General Pershing andPretnjer Cle
menceau and Colonel House, were
at the station to say good-bye. The
crowd in the station, numbering up
wards of 1,000, wildly cheered the
departure of the president, who
raised his hat to cries of "vive Wil
son." Mrs. Wilson threw kisses to
the crowd as the train departed.
The superdreadnough Oklahoma
will accompany the George Wash
ington to the United States.
President Wilson has consented
to an unofficial reception for him
on his arrival in New York. A com
mittee of citizens through Secre
tary Tumulty had asked they be
allowed to prepare an unofficial
greeting. This is the first intima
tion of where the president would
Bids France Godspeed.
President Wilson on the eve of
his departure from France made the
"As I look back over the eve'it
ful months I have spent in France
(Continued on Pa ire Ten, Column Four.)
Statistics Prove That
Omaha Is One of U.
S.'s Healthiest Cities
Getting in touch with numerous
cities in many different parts of the
United States, Arthur Thomas.
publicity manager for the Cham
ber of Commerce, has figured that
Omaha is a health resort, if the data
of health departments count.
During the week ending June 21.
according to the data compile!
from health reports, Omaha's death
rate was S.S per cent per 1.000 in
habitants. Reports from other cit
ies are, figuring on the same basis:
Providence, R. I.. 9.1; Milwaukee.
9.2; Fall River, 9.3; Cleveland. 9.7;
Dayton, O., 10.4, and so on, all be
ing much higher than Omaha.
District Bar Association
Holds Annual. Election
McCook, Xeb., June 28. (Spe
cial). At the recent session of the
Fourteenth District Bar association
in McCook the following officers
were elected: President, B. F. But
ler, Cambridge; vice president. P.
W. Scott, Imperial; secretary, John
E. Kelley, McCook; treasurer. J. F.
Generally fair Sunday and Mon
day; warmer in the east portion
Sunday; continued high tempera
Hourly temperature :
ft a. m 67
A a. m 0
7 . m t)S
S ,. m flfl
B . m 7
in n. m mi
11 a. n It
11 noon 34
1 p. m.
t p. m.
S p. m,
4 p. m.
5 p. m.
p. m 8S
7 p. m 81
But. bulkinc larorpr ua trio atli.
tude of Germany and German plen
ipotentiaries, which left them, as
evident from the official program
of the day, and from the expressioh
of M. Clemenceau, still outside any
tormal reconciliation and made
actual restoration to regular rela
tions and intercourse with the allied
nations depedent, not upon the
signature of the "preliminaries of
peace," but upon ratification by the
Never Would Have Signed.
To M. Clemenceau's stern warn
ing in his opening remarks that they
would be expected and held to ob
serve the treaty provisions legally
and copletely, the German delegates,
through Dr. Haniel Von Hamhausen,
replied, after returning to the hotel,
that had they known they would be
treated on a different status after
signing than the allied representa
tives, as shown by their separate
exit before the general body of the
conference, they never would have
Under the circumstances the gen
eral tone of the sentiment in th fe
historic sitting was one rather oF'lJ,'Vi
relief at the uncontrovertible end
hostilities, than of complete and-syiJ
allowed satisfaction. ' v n
The ceremony came to a dramatic VA
close in fact, reached its highest " .
dramatic pitch with the wildly en
thusiastic reception of President
Wilson, M. Clemenceau and Mr. , ,
Lloyd George, by the crowds out
side the palace, who ignored or dis
regarded the minor discords of the ', .
day. They tore the three statesman
from their escorts and almost car- ' ' ;
ried them bodily in their progress '
through the chateau grounds, to "
watch the playing of the fountains
a part of the programme which had
been planned as a dignified state
processional of all the plenipoten
tiares. . -
The ceremony otherwise had been
planned deliberately to be austere,
befitting the sorrows and suffering';,,
of almost five years and the lack of -7
impressiveness and picturesque col- )
or, of which many spectators, who"
naa expected a magnificent state
pageant, complained, was a matter i
of design, not merely omission. ' r
ine actual ceremony was far
shorter than had been expected,' in "
view of the number of signatures
which were to be appended to the
treaty and the two accompanying
conventions, ending a bare 49 min- '
utes after the hour set for the open
ing. The proceedings were carried '
out without surface incidents, since
the Germans were silent, and the
Chinese refusal to sign was evident
only by the vacant chairs. ' The '
sole words to be recorded in the
protocol of the conference were M.
Clemenceau's short opening allocu
tion, with its brief, stern warning to
the Germans, and his equally ters
phrases declaring the ceremony
Goose Quills Used.
The intervening three-quarters of
an hour was marked by the scratch-
ing of big goose quills or modern
steel pens, which most of the dele
gates preferred, and the steady pro
cession of delegation after delega
tion to the seats at the three tables
within the enclosures upon which ' ,
the documents were placed for sig
nature. Contrary to expectations the Ger
mans were called to sign first, and "
no precedence was given M. Clemen
ceau. President Wilson or Mr. Lloyd
George, who in the peace treaty ap- '
pear only as members of the respec
tive delegations and discard the dig
nities and responsibilities which dur
ing the negotians were summed up
in the phrase "The big three."
The two German delegates arose
without a word at M. Clemenceau's
bidding and placed upon the treaty
the sign manuals which German gov
ernment leaders declared until re
cently never would be appended to
it. It was too distant to watch,
even with glasses, the expression
on the faces of the German pleni
potentiaries during the ceremony, "
(Continued on Fm Tra. chm wi
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