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OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES. THE WEATHER: Generally fair Monday and probably Tuesday; con tinued warm. llnnrly Ttmprrmtvrra. . a. m est t p. m i a. m. SI I t p. m ' T a, m I p. m ss a. m .W 4 p. m SS a. m.. 89 B p. m SS I a. m II' p. m SS II a. m H 1 p. m S4 II m IS, B RIEF RIGHT REEZY The Omaha Bee BITS OF NEWS Daily COUNTRY FACING COAL SHORTAGE NEXT WINTER. Chicago, June 29. Government coal production figures point to "the greatest coal shortage in historyj' next winter unless production is stimulated immediately 25 per cent or more throughout the nation, ac cording to t statement made public by F. S. Peabody, chairman of the National Coal association's special committee dealing with the prospec tive shortage. "The information gathered by the committee is that at the present rate of production one industrial plant out of tvery eight in the United States will have to shut down next winter for lack of coal," said the statement, which attributed the fall ing off in production to the ex tremely low demand. GERMANS TO CELEBRATE A DAY OF MOURNING. Berlin, June 29. (By the Associ ated Press.) The Evangelical churches of Germany will celebrate Sunday, July 6, as a day of mourn ing. It will be requested that quiet prevail and that Germany make an earnest effort to recuperate by con sistent work. BOSTON POLICE BATTLE WITH FRENCH SAILORS. Boston, June 29. Sailors from the French cruiser Jemie d'Arc and po licemen had a street fight Saturday night when the Frenchmen refused to stop a demonstration in celebra tion of the signing of the peace treaty. Two policemen were slight ly injured and five sailors were ar rested. ACCLAIM LLOYD GEORGE ON RETURN TO LONDON London, June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Lloyd George, on his return from Paris Sunday eve ning, drove with the king to Buck ingham palace, being acclaimed with triumphant cheers, by tremendous crowds. Mr. Lloyd George addressed an assemblage, f rom his residence, say ing in closing: "I sincerely trust that the unity of spirit and concord which won this great peace will continue until we have established on a firm founda tion the new world won by the sac rifices of millions of brave men. Let us thank God for the great vic tory, not in a spirit of boastfulness, which was the downfall of Germany, but in a spirit of reverence worthy the noble sacrifices that have been made." -MUZZLED THEY MAY BE, BUT CURED NEVER." Paris, June 29. Amid the chorus of triumphant joy in the French press over the signing of the peace treaty, the only frankly censorious note is that of Marcel Cachin, the locialist leader. Writing in Hu- Biamio lie ooiu. "The peoples were absent from the ostentatious ceremony in the hall of mirrors. The signatures are not thdse of their representatives. They take no part in . this treaty. It is. not thus that they undersand the future of civilization of human ity. Other radical journals like Le Radical, Le Rappel and Libreparole do not disguise their uneasiness over what they call the menace of Teu tonic nnregeneracy. "Muzzled they may be, but cured, Mver," says Le Radical. PARIS ENTHUSIASTICALLY CELEBRATES PEACE. V Paris, June 29. The signing of the peace treaty was celebrated with enthusiasm in Paris Saturday. The French soldiers, who for nearly five years withstood some of the strong est onslaughts of the Germans, were the center of the crowd of cele brants on the principal boulevards. Marching columns of troops drew wild cheers from the throngs in the streets and the soldiers were pelted with flowers and blue confetti whereever they appeared. Large crowds were massed In front of the Hotel De Crillon- the American headquarters, and salutes of cheers for America were given. The Strassbourg statue had an American flag at its apex, thus typifying the efforts of American soldiers, on the fighting front in Al- t4 "aT ftrra ina Except for the inevitable lack of spontaneity, the celebration was a duplicate of that the night the ar siistice was signed. They were many American sol 'diers in the throng drawn to Paris i... .u . u:.j Th re frain of "Hail, hail, the gang's all here," was heard almost as frequent ly as that of the Marseillaise. Rep resentatives of the British domin ions also took a prominent part in the noise-making. Peace was celebrated throughout France with the utmost enthusiasm. At Marseilles, Toulon and Cherbourg- as well as other seaports, warships were dressed in flags, sa lutes were fired, church bells were , rung, and there were illuminations and torchlight processions. FRANCE COMPILING U. S. RECORD IN WAR Paric Tim TO Th TVnrh ornv. ernment is preparing a volume giv ing the record of American co operation during and after the war. A copy, the Temps says, will be given to every American soldier who served in France. Erzberger Plans Holiday Among Swiss, Paper Says Berlin, June "29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Mathias trzberger, vice premier and minister of finance. . the Tages Zeitung says, soon will take a holiday in Switzerland. The reason for this journey, the paper advises, probably will be found in Errbergers well-known modesty which is impelling him to escape the ovations which are being showered on him at present from all sides." Ex-Premier of Rumania Dead v 'Jassy, Rumania, June 29. Pierre P. . Carp, former premier of Rumania, is dead here. He was 82 years old. VOL. 49 NO. 10. OFFER WILSON LEAVES FRANCE AFTER PEACE SIGNED U. S. S. George Washington, Carrying Presidential Party, Steamed From Harbor of Brest 2:20 P. M. Sunday. LITTLE EXCITEMENT TO MARK THE DEPARTURE President Seemed Pleased to Get Aboard Vessel; Sa ' lute Speeds Departure Brest, June 29. (By the Associ ated Press.) President Wilson, sailed from Brest Sunday on his re turn to the United States. The U. S. S. George Washington, carrying the presidential party, steamed from the harbor at 2.20 p. m. The departure of the president from France caused little excitement in this port. There was only a dis tance of fifty feet from where his special train stopped to where a motor launch was waiting to convey him to the George Washington. There was little cheering and ap plause from the several thousands who had gathered at tbe embarka tion pier. A procession of social ists, singing the "Internationale," debouched from the Rue Siam as the president walked across the pier. The president waved his silk hat to the paraders. Gathered on thj wharf were French and American officials. The first to greet the president were Ad miral H. Salaun and Admiral E. N. Benoit of the French navy. Rear Admiral A. S. Halstead of the Amer ican navy and Maj. Gen. E. A. Hel mick and Brig. Gen. Smedley But ler greeted the president in turn. Roses Given Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was presented with a bouquet of Brittany roses by Mrs. Josephine Lewis of Cincinnati, rep resenting the American Red Cross in France. Mrs. Wilson wore a navy blue tailored dress and a handsome but simple little hat apparently the latest creation from the Rue de la Paix. She smiled and thanked Mrs. Lewis and then chatted briefly with her. Mrs. Wilson appeared tired and fatigued and apparently was in a hurry to reach the launch. Bands Godspeed President. The band of the Tenth Chausseurs played "The Star Spangled Banner" and the Marseillaise as the presi dent descended the steps in the launch. As the launch went into the stream a company of marines and veterans of the Yser presented arms, while cries of Vive Wilson, "Vive America," "Vive La Paix," arose. The president stood aft on the launch waving his hat at the crowd on the national bridge. The launch was lost to view down the harbor just as the socialist parade reached the cliffs overlooking the harbor. Retire to Staterooms. "This is America" were the presi-l dent's words as he shook hands with' Capt. Edward McCauley, aboard the George Washington. The president and Mrs. Wilson retired to their staterooms as the engines and ma chinery began to roar and final or ders were given. Luncheon was served at 1 o'clock and the meal had just been completed when the George Washington began to mak headway out of the harbor. The battleship Oklahoma led the way. The destroyers Woolsey and Tar bell were on the port and starboard sides, while the Wickes and Yarnell brought up the rear. As the transport moved out the president appeared on the bridge wearing a cap. Rear Admiral Grayson, his physician, stood near by. The president was silent as he gazed at the disappearing shores of France. The weather was perfect and there was scarcely a ripple on the ocean as the Washington emerged from the Brest roads into the At lantic. The French destroyers Fanion and Carquois escorted the presidential squadron to the Ushana lights. After saluting with their sirens and guns the French war ships returned to Brest As the George Washington dis sappeared in the summer haze, the president stood on the bridge wav ing a farewell salute of the French guns. Allies Reach Agreement on Economic Terms to Be Imposed on Austria Paris, June 29. The council of four Saturday reached an agreement on the economic terms to be im posed on Austria. Will Advise Turks to Return to Constantinople Paris, June 29. A note will be sent the Turkish delegation by the council of four addressing the mem bers to return to Constantinople. The message -will say there is no reason to believe any agreement can be reached in the near future be cause' of the great difference be tween the demands of Turkey and ttie concessions the allies are will ins to arrant. Cattrt u MMld.etau ttr May . IMS, Oaiha P. O. midtr Ht (f Mirth 3, 1179. Enough Liquor Law Now, Seems General Viewpoint , Held by U. S. Legislators House Will Likely Adhere to Plan Outlined by Leaders to Let Whole Prohibition Question Go Over Until After Holiday Recess, Following Wilson's An nouncement Not to Lift Wartime Alcoholic Ban. Washington, June 29. While Wilson's announcement Saturday night that he would not lift the ban on wartime prohibition until the army was demobilized provoked a storm of varying comment in con gressional circles, there were no indications of any concerted move to obtain immediate consideration by the house of enforcement legis lation. The general view was there was law enough for the present and that the house will adhere to the plan outlined by leaders to let the whole prohibition question go over until after the holiday recess, which may begin Monday night or Tuesday. Members opposed to the drastic provisions of the measure reported out by the judiciary committee gave notice. They would endeavor to have these striken out on the floor. From the other side came intima tions that in some respects the bill was not strict enough, and it was said an amendment would be offered to eliminate the section which would permit citizens to store liquor in his home, and the other classes which would make its "use" unlawful. Wilson Statement Clear. The president makes it clear in his" statement that with the failure of congress to act on his sugges tion for repeal of the wartime law so far as it relates to wines and beer, the effect of his proclamation to be issued upon completion of demobilization would be to permit the sale of whisky until the country SINN FEIN BURN UNION JACKS IN DUBLIN STREETS Cheers Given for De Valera and Irish Republic as Torch Is Applied. Dublin, June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The British flag was burned in Dublin Saturday night. Outside of Trinity college a number of Union Jacks were seized and the torch applied. Cheers were given for De Valera," president of the Irish republic and revolution ary songs were sung, Sinn Fein demonstrations oc curred in other parts of the city also. Hun Submarine Chaser Flying War Flag Comes Into Port of Sweden Stockholm, June 29. (By the As sociated Press.) The German sub marine chaser, U-21, flying the Ger man war flag and commanded by Captain Ruckteshel, arrived at Got tenborg Thursday. The occupants of the chaser were without pass ports and are under police sur veillance. Captain Ruckteshel did not di vulge the destination of the craft upon leaving Kiel. When the boat reached the open sea he told the crew he would not return, as the honor and fortune of-Germany had been lost in the peace treaty. Lansing Succeeds Wilson on Peace Delegation Paris, June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) With the departure of President Wilson, Secretary Lansing becomes head of the American peace delegation, which will carry on negotiations on the Austrian and other treaties under consideration. But this arrangement will probably be only temporary' as Secretary Lansing expects to return to the United States about the mid dle of July. Frank Polk, assistant secretary of state, will replace him. Henry White is leaving for a week's vacation at the seashore Monday and Colonel House is going to London; General Bliss and Sec retary Lansing will be the only American delegates in Paris for the next few days. Battleship Arrives With More 'Overseas Forces Boston, June 29. The battleship Minnesota arrived here from St. Nazaire today with 2,032 troops, in cluding headquarters, ordnance and sanitary detachments and several companies of the 115th engineers and a number of casual companies. The troops were formerly mem bers of the national guard, -of Cali fornia, Colorado, Missouri and Texas. They fought in the Argonne and were in the army of occupation. Lieut. CoL Joseph C Taylor was the commanding officer of the trans port. . Newspaper Owner Dies. Pittsburgh, June 29. Thomas Hartley Given, financier and owner of the Pittsburgh Post and the Pittsburgh Sun. died Sunday night OMAHA, MONDAY, SEL becomes "dry" by constitutional amendmtnt January 16, 1920. This means according to Rep resentative Randall, prohibitionist, California, that the country will be thrown into a whisky-drinking orgy, which he says, the president surely does not desire. In order, therefore, to bridge the gap between the date of the proclamation and the effective date of constitutional prohibition, Mr. Randall announced that he would introduce Monday an emerg ency peace measure to prohibit re moval from bond or transportation in interstate commerce of any dis tilled spirits for beverage purposes. No Beer After October 1. Mr. Randall estimated that at the earliest the army would not be de mobilized before October 1, at which time there would be no beer in stock, and that breweries would not open for a three months' run. Some of the outspoken opponents of prohibition, as soon as the house takes up the bill, will endeavor to have it separated and immediate consideration given the part dealing with enforcement of the wartime act. The main fight will be on the def inition of intoxicating liquors with a view to the elimination of the words "more than one-half of one per cent alcohol." The attorney general, and not the War department, will have to advice President Wilson when demobiliza tion of the emergency forces has been completed, military experts said when their opinions were sought as to the approximate date of rescinding of wartime prohibition. PHYSICIAN FOUND' GUILTY OF MURDER HANGS HIMSELF Used Brand New Rope; Con victed of Slaying His Aged Wife. Minneola, June 29. Dr. Walter Keane Wilkin s, who was convicted of the murder of his wife, Julia, by a jury here Friday, committed sui cide in the bath room of the Nashua county jail by hanging himself with a rope. Although the aged physician's pulse was still beating when he was cut down, and every effort was made by the jail physicians to save his life, he died a few minutes after 8 o'clock. Dr. Wilkins' neck was broken, it was announced. Jail officials were unable to ex plain how the doctor obtained the rope with which he ended his life. The rope Dr. Wilkins used was brand new. He had been thorough ly searched Saturday, jail officials said. Dr. Wilkins left behind him a long letter protesting his inno cence and declaring his belief that he had not received a fair trial. The doctor had spent the entire afternoon writing his letter of self vindication and two other letters giving directions for the disposal of his bpdy and the care of several pets to which he was greatly at tached. "Rather than be driven across the state of New York by Carmen Plant (Nashau county detective) and delivered up to Sing Sing prison," he wrote in one letter, "I prefer to be my own executioner. Besides it will save Justice Manning from looking into my face when he tells me I have had a fair trial "I am absolutely innocent of this crime which the indictment charges me with." Envoys Leave France Punctiliously Polite Paris, June 29. The departure of Dr.- Hermann Mueller and Dr. Bell and about 50 other members of the German delegation from Versailles Saturday night was virtually un noticed. The Germans were sent in 15 automobiles by a roundabout route to Noisy-Le-Roi, where they board ed their train at 9 o'clock. The Germans were accompanied as far as Cologne by French and Italian officers. The Germans took their leave of the French officers at Versailles with punctilious polite ness. Herr Haniel von Haimhausen, Herr Leinert and Herr Dunker are among the 58 Germans who will re main at Versailles for a short time. Deceased Omaha Hero Receives War Cross Washington, June 29. Awards of the distinguished service cross to the following are announced: . . Capt Robert A. Griffin San Jose, CaL; James B. Austin, deceased, Omaha,' Neb.; Thomas D. Barton, Saint Joe, Tex.; Privates Austin Gates, Drummond, Mont, and Don Greene Eldorado, Kan, JUNE 30, 1919. F UP EIGHT KILLED, FOUR INJURED IN AUTO WRECKS Train Hits Auto One Mile West of Oxford, Neb., Six in Machine Are Instantly Killed. ANOTHER FATAL SMASH OCCURS AT VALPARAISO Mother and Daughter Are Victims While Three in Car Seriously Hurt Oxford, Neb. June 29. Six per sons were killed and one badly in jured a mile west of Oxford late Sunday evening when an automobile carrying a party of seven was struck by a fast Burlington passenger train at a grade crossing. The dead: Mrs. Fred Flohr, aged 26. Dorothy Flohr, 5. Velma Flohr, 4. Frances Flohr, a baby. Mildred Ferguson, 12. Corinne Flohr, 2. Injured: Fred Flohr, 6 years old, probably not fatally. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flohr are par ents of the' four children. Fred Flohr, who was driving" did not see the train until it was upon him. Wife and Daughter Are Instantly Killed . Valparaiso, June 29. An automo bile driven by Stephen Kasparek, carrying his wife and two children and Julia Zatocha, daughter of a neighbor, was struck by a Union Pa cific passenger train near here Sun day evening. Mrs. Kasparek and her young daughter were instantly killed. Kasparek and the other two occupants of the car. were seriously hurt but probably will recover. Booze Hounds Sent To Guard Bridge Stop Every Automobile Ten police officers in plain clothes and one motorcycle officer were sta tioned last night on Douglas street bridge with sawed-off shotguns to search every car that crossed into Nebraska. Sergeants Thestrup and Anderson and Detectives Armstrong and Herdzina, two special officers and four state agents stood guard at the toll stations. Early this morning, when fewer cars crossed the bridge, they spent their time at target practice with their shotguns. No car escaped their vigilance. Cars that have crossed the bridge every night for months were searched throughout. No arrests were made up until 2:30 o'clock. A tin target hung on one of the girders of the bridge accepted charge after charge from the booze hounds' shotguns. Police Are Called to Quell Near Riot at Rourke Ball Park Police quelled what tended to be a riot yesterday afternoon at Rourke Park when several hundred negroes swarmed onto the field from one side of the grandstand and several hundred whites from the other side after the firstbaseman for the Union Giants, a colored team, struck Jim mie Collins, outfielder for the Ar mours. Chief of Police Eberstein, Russell Eberstein, Sergeant Russell and a squad of officers' most of whom were attending the game as spec tators, dispersed the crowd and ar rested Jack Marshall, the colored firstbaseman. The trouble started when Collins and Marshall collided at first base. Marshall, claiming that Collins had spiked him, struck Collins in the face while he had the ball in his hand. German Correspondents Sent Out Uniform Report Berlin, June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Dr. Herman Muel ler, the foreign minister, begged to be excused from an interview with the correspondent of the Tageblatt on his arrival at Versailles because he did not desire to detract from the nature of the mission assigned him. The minister told the corre spondent he was fulfilling his task with a heavy heart. The German newspaper corre spondents, who were admitted to the ceremony, voted to send a uniform report to the German press and to record the happenings in plain lan guage on the ground that "because this is a day of mourning in Ger man history, journalistic pyrotreh nics are not suitable." Big Dirigible Beady East Fortune, Scotland, June 29. (By the Associated Press). The overhauling of the giant British dirigible R134 in preparation for a flight across the Atlantic has been so arranged that she will be ready to sail Monday night if ordered to do so. The weather, however, con tinues unsettled. By Mall (I ytar). Oallr. M: Sna'ar. Dally Sia.. W.M: aatilda Nrt. aoitiM aitta. FOR Entente Will Not Request Extradition of Ex-Kaiser; Will Be Deposed Forever Heir Hohenzollern Must Not Escape "Moral Conse quences of His Acts," Though, Holland Has Been Informed; Peace Treaty Must Be Ratified Before Blockade Against Germany Will Be Lifted. Amsterdam, June 29. The allied and associated powers will not ask for the extradition of the former German emperor, the Paris corre spondent of the Telegraf says he learns, but will ask the Dutch gov ernment, in the name of the league of nations, to see that Herr Hohen zollern does not escape the moral consequences. It is expected as a member of the league, he adds, Holland will in form the former emperor he must appear before an international court or leave the country. A highly placed French authority on inter national law told the correspondent the proceedings against the former emperor would be on moral grounds and the sentence would be of a moral character entirely. There is no question of a death sentence or imprisonment, the correspondent was told. It is probable, the correspondent continues, that the crimes of the former emperor against interna tional morality in starting the war and in violating Belgian neutrality, will be condemned severely, the Hohenzollerns will be declared for ever deposed and it will be made DE VALERA PLEADS FOR NEW LEAGUE OF NATIONS PACT Peace Treaty Signed at Ver sailles a Mockery, He Says. Boston, June 29. Eamonn De Valera, "president of the Irish re public" appealed to the United States in an address Sunday, to frame at Washington a new coven ant for a league of nations which would give Ireland a place among the nations of the world. The peace treaty signed at Versailles Saturday, he said, was mockery. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 40,000 persons, which thronged Fenway Park, the Irish leader measured his terms. He must be careful what he said in this coun try, he explained. His lieutenant, Harry J. Boland was more direct. "We are here to plead the cause of Ireland," said Mr. Boland. "We have no wish to interfere in Amer ican politics, but we do ask you not to put your name to a document which will perpetuate the slavery of our people," he added. "We will guarantee In Ireland that there will be no peace until Ireland is free." Senator Walsh Speaks. The appeal brought response from United States Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, who asked Mr. De Valera to take back to Ireland the word that the senate already was pledged to support the aspirations of the Irish people and that they could "depend upon it that the United States will never place an obstacle in the way of Irish inde pendence. Czecho-Slovak Forces Become Very Restless Tokio. June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The restless atti tude of the Czecho-Slovak troops guarding the trans-Siberian railroad and on duty elsewhere is causing apprehension among allied repre sentatives. They are said to show a disposition to form Soviets, ac cording to information received here. Their leaders claim that, if necessary, they will fight their way back to Czecho-Slovakia. Many desertions among the Czecho-Slovaks are reported and attempts are being made to pacify the soldiers. New Zealand Votes Wet; Soldiers Determine Issue Wellington, New Zealand, June 29. The final figures in the ballot ing on liquor licensing show a ma jority of 1,362 votes in favor of a continuance of the licenses. The vote follows: Civilians For continuance, 232,208; for prohibition, 246,104. Soldiers For continuance, 31.981; for prohibi tion, 7,723. State of Siege Proclaimed At Breslau Saturday London, June 30. A state of siege was proclaimed at Breslau Sat urday night and government troops occupied the railway station after short resistance by the strikers, ac cording to a Berlin dispatch to the wireless press. The state commis sary had decreed compulsory work for Breslau workmen. Formally Deny German Crown Prince Back Home Berlin. June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press). An official state ment denying that the former Ger man crown prince is in Germany was made public through the Wolff bureau. TWO CENTS. KA1 - impossible for the former emperor to do further harm by assigning him a place of residence from which he must not move. Must Ratify Treaty First. Paris. June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The official notifica tion to Germany that the blockade will not be raised until the treaty is ratified by Germany was in the form of a resolution adopted by the coun cil of four and presented to the German delegation before its de parture for Berlin. The resolution follows: The superior blockade council is instructed to base its arrangements for rescinding restriction upon trade with Germany on the assumption that the allied and associated pow ers will not wait to raise the block ade until the completion of ratifica tion, as provided for at the end of the treaty with Germany, but that it is to be raised immediately upon receipt of information that the treaty has been ratified by Germany.".-'' Conditioning the raising of the blockade upon Germany's ratifica tion of the treaty is regarded in con- (Conttnoed on Pace Two, Column On.) GERMAN PAPERS UNIT IN-SAYING FATE IS SEALED Some Writers Temper Their Words With Hope of Brighter Future. Berlin. June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press). Some of the Berlin newspapers, announcing the signing of the treaty, "..Vrr" in black borders, with captions or their Ver sailles articles such as: Germany's fate sealed" "Peace and annihila tion." The Tages Zeitund says: "Clem enceau, Lloyd George and Wilson and their accessories have sown dragon's teeth of eternal enmity." The Taeglische Rundschau says: "What we need is a depot to compel the nations to work. If we are unable to install him, our enemies will send him." Dr. Dernberg, in The Tageblatt says: "The cup is drained to the dregs. There is no sense in con tinuing the controversy. It is better to endeavor to find our feet. The concessions made to us are not without value and open the way to certain alleviations. The Freiheit Lokal Anziegef and Vorwaerts all protested against the idea of revenge. General Count Max Moat Gelas, writing in the Tageblatt says: "There is no choice but 'to observe the treaty to the limit of what is possible. Ab solute candor and sincerity must form the lone star of Germany's foreign policy." Telegraph Operator Indicted for Obstructing Wire Traffic Portland, Ore., June 29. Indict ment of J. J. Brown, a telegraph op erator employed jointly by the West ern Union company and the Oregon Railroad and Navigation company at Arlington, Ore., for the alleged violation of a congressional act and presidential proclamation in ob structing telegraph traffic, was re ported by the federal grand jury here Saturday.' On June 19, Brown caused the re moval of a number of plugs in the Western Union office, severing con nection between Portland and points east of Arlington, the indictment al leged. Brown was released on $1,500 cash bail. Heavy Rain and Hail Storm Visits Ravenna and Vicinity Ravenna, Neb., June 29. A down pour of rain, at times reaching the proportions of a cloudburst, last night caused damage estimated at $100,000 or more in Ravenna and vicinity. Nearly every basement in the town was flooded, the water in several business buildings reaching 3 or 4 feet on first story floors. A quarter mile east of town the Bur lington railroad tracks were washed out for a distance of 200 feet and the trains were detoured. South of here the rain was preceded by a heavy hail, destroying corn fields and level ing wheat. Trial of Alleged Murderer Promises to Be Sensational Rapid City, S. D.. June 29. (Spe cial Telegram.) Charles Doll, ar rested for the murder of James Fox, on June 26, was arraigned before a justice of the peace here Saturday and -the preliminary hearing set for July 14. Attorney for the prosecu tion stated that he has four wit nesses who will swear Doll threat ened to kill Fox last Sunday, and 40 who will swear he threatened to kill. Fox within the past year. The trial promises to be one of the most sensational in years. SER HOLLWEG TAKES BLAME FOR WAR AND ASKS TRIAL Former German Chancellor Assumes All Responsibility for Acts of Huns Dur ing Term of Office. PUTS HIMSELF WHOLLY AT DISPOSAL OF ALLIES Request Made in Communica tion to Premier Clemen ceau of France. Berlin, June 29. (By the Associ ated Press.) Dr. Theobald Von Bcthmann-Hollweg, former German chancellor, has formally asked the allied and associated, powers to place ' him on trial instead of the former emperor. The former chancellor - savs that he inmis rpsnnncihilitv for the acts of Germanv dnrinff fii period of office and places himself at tne disposal ot the allies. ' - The request of the former chan- ' cellor was made June 25 in a com munication to Premier Clemenceau, v president of the conference. Dr. von DCtnmann-iioiiweg, it is said, de- ' sired to take this step May 20, but refrained at that time on the ex pressed wish of the German gov ernment. "The communication asks Premier Clemenceau to hrino- th . following document to the know- . the reckoning which the allied and powers: In article 227 of the oeace trrmn. ' the allied and associated nnwer ar raign His Majesty William II of nonenzouern, tormer oerman em-, peror, for a supreme offense against international morality and th sanctity of treaties. At the same time thev announce their resolve tn address a request to the government ' of the Netherlands for thi of the former emperor for purpose - oi trial. - . Offers Up Himself. . " -"With reference thereto I takfV : the liberty of addressing a reqn'. to the powers to let the projected proceedings against his majesty the emperor be taken against m, -FoKlT this object I hereby place myself at the disposal of the allied and associated powers. "As former German imperial chan cellor. I bear for my period of office . sole responsibility, as regulated in the German constitution, for the po litical acts of the emperor. I believe I deduce therefrom the claim that the beginning of the war. The for- . associated powers desire to demand! ' for these acts shall be demanded solely on being convinced that the allied and associated powers will not deny international respect to the legal position fixed by public con stitutional law. I may express the hope.that they would be inclined to i yield to my urgent request J (Signed) "Von Bethmann-Hollweg Eirht Years ChanreUnr Dr. Von Bethmann-Hnflwicr m German chancellor from 1909 to Ju H, IV17. He succeeded Prince V Buelow. The definition of the treaty gu anteeing the neutrality of Belgi as a "scrap of paper" was made Von Bethmann-Hnllwrir in an dress in the reichstagr shortly af the beginning of the war. Th fn mer cnanceuor nas Diamed the mi itarists for starting t h war wfcilt I n: i ne in turn, nas Deen blamed. Last rehruarv h rffrrA tt j a v' before a tribunal to give an account ing tor nis stewardship as chance lor. It was annniinrrrf in Rri;. March 27. Von Bethmann.Hntlw. would be among those who would be tried bv the German rnnrt wh,Vk would investigate responsibility for ' the loss of the war by Germany. He has beec mentioned , several times as among those who might be tried by the allies for political of fenses in connection with the origin of the war. Dr. Bethmann-Hollweg i 62 ' years old. Before becoming chan cellor he was Prussian minister of the interior and imperial treasurer and vice chancellor. He held the rank of lieutenant general in the German army. Since his retirement from office he has been living at Hohenfinow. his estate near Eberi walde, north of Berlin. New German Budget Causing Some Headaches Berlin. June 29. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The new budget is the subject of long conferences and discussions between government leaders. It is expected the program will be ready for the national as sembly early next month. The conferees decide dto extend the confiscation -list to bring in 70., 000.000.000 marks to 90,000,000.000 marks. Payments will be made ai easy as possible: but those who do not pay promptly will be taxed. Suppress German Journal for Article Asking Revenge Berlin. June 29. (By the Asso ciated rress.; ine Fan-Genna ueutscne-ieitung has been su pressed' lor printing a headliti "Revenee for the riishnnnr f 101 un n article rriaiive to tne peafe treaty which was published by rf newspaper this morning, 1 I 1 I 1 i ..