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s Ak-Sar-Ben Dates, SEPT 24 to OCT. 4 Electrical Parade Wednesday, October 1 Auto Floral Parade ' Thursday, October 2 Coronation Ball Friday, October 3 Ca T. Kannady shows vry fUrnvon and vaning. RIEF IGHT EEZY BITS OF NEWS B CHAMPAGNE DINNER AND DANCING ON AIR FLIGHT. London, Sept. 5. Restaurant meals a la carte or table d'hote will be served aboard the R-33, the giant airship, on a two days' trip over Holland. She is the sister ship of the R-34, which recently made -the transatlantic round trip. This is the first time that hot meals have been served aboard any airship. A five-course champagne dinner will be given, by courtesy of the British air ministry, to the guests aboard the great dirigible, who will include Major General F. II. Sykes, head of the civil aviation department, and other government officials. ATter dinner the passengers will be entertained with Victrola con certs and there will be dancing .The only thing missing will be cigars, for Miioking is not permitted, on ac count of the danger it involves. The food at the epoch-making aerial dinner will be served fried, boiled, roasted and cold. No land ing will be made in Holland, so an other, hot lunch will be served on the homewSrd journey. WOULD REQUIRE LICENSES FOR GOATS. Port Chester, N. Y., Sept. S. It ' will not be possible to keep goats in tenement houses hereafter if the board of health has its way. After pigs were barred from dwellings during the influenza epidemic last fall families began to adopt goats as .family pets. According to Sani tary Inspector Bitz, the animals are kept on second, third and even fourth floors. He suggests that (.hey be licensed the same as dogs SPANISH WAR VETERANS OPPOSE INFLUX OF JAPS. San Francisco, Sept. 5. "No more - Japanese immigration." This slogan adopted by the an nial encampment of the Spanish War Veterans as one of the fixed policies of the order More than 300 delegates from every portion of the United States assembled at the civic auditorium practically without a dissenting vote declared that the flocking of Japa nese to the United States, no matter tinder what guise is a detriment to the well-being of the white race and to American citizenship. Con gress is called upon to prevent the coming to this country of any more Japanese. . ' v - "MAKE 'EM WORK," MOTTO OF MAN HELD FOR BIGAMY. Chicago, Sept. 5. Harry Thomp son in court to answer a charge of bigamy, explained how he was able to keep up two apartments and maintain two homes in these days of 'high cost of living. "Make 'em work," was his motto. . "Pick out wives who can work," ie advised the court "and be so fas cinating that both are glad to have you come home to slippered ease at iheir respective firesides whether you support 'em or not." TOO TIRED TO TELLN LL HIS MURDERS. Amsterdam, Sept. S. "If I hadn't felt so tired I'd have admitted many more murders. I hate the human species." This was the exclamation of Jo , hann Schumann after being sen . tenced to" death at Berlin. He had confessed to five murders, 30 at tempts and 40 acts of incendiarism. NEW YORK CELEBRATES TWO FRENCH BIRTHDAYS. New York, Sept. 5. The fifth an uiversary of the first battle of the Marne and the 162d of the birth of Lafayette will be celebrated here Saturday, when appropriate ceremo nies at which Ambassador Jusser and of France will be the guest of honor. At the morning exercises in the city hall the principal speakers will be Mvron T. Herrick of Ohio and Dr. John H. Finley, president of the University of the State of New York. "LOST BATTALION" HERO NOW CITIZEN OF U. S. New York, Sept. 5. Final natural ization papers were granted here to Abraham Kroloshinsky, who crawled 13 1-2 hours on his hands and knees to obtain aid for his comrades in the famous "Lost Battalion" of the 77th division when they were surrounded by Germans in the Argonne. For this heroism he receivedv, the distin guished service cross and a special citation. rook out his first papers some time before he sailed for France. EX-CROWN PRINCE HOMESICK FOR GERMANY. Berlin, Sept. 5. "Give my regards to all our mutual friends, and tell them that homesickness is begin ning to overpower me," writes ex Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, in a letter to Captain Anker, a former member of his personal staff. "I can say that I have always tried to keep my feet on terra firma. to see life as it really is, and not to attach myself with rock-like per sistence to the old Prussian tradi tions. Tradition, however, is a good thing it has its good sides, "Personally, I am not despairing. am not a broken man. I try to view the events without prejudice, calmly, and cooly, as a student. My immediate pre-occupation is to pre pare for myself and family a new life in new surroundings, and I eagerly await the moment when I may occupy in my beloved Germany, a place, no matter how small, and modest, where I can work and help ia the reconstruction." NO PROCESS REPRODUCES PHOTOGRAPHS LIKE ROTOGRAVURE. SEE SUNDAY'S BEE. The Omaha Daily Be VOL. 49 NO. 69. u Mca'-ellM Bitter May it, I MM. Oaalia r. 0. inter aof f March S. II7. OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1919. By Mall l ywr). Dally. WW: Suafay. S2.M; Dally and SaM te.00; wtiMa Nak. .Mtata utra. TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER i V ; , Generally fair and con- v tinued warm Saturday and ", dunday. Hourly ttMiiiwraturft: S . in , IMi I p. hi j . m Hfl p. in , HH 1 . m .v.,. Ml i i. ni m K . m (Mt 4 p. ni ft . m 701 S i. m......... DO 10 at. ni 751 p. m tiU 11 m HO 1 p. m HH 1 Boon S a p. m R4 nn 6) SENATORS REPLY TO PRESIDENT Borah and Sherman Spiritedly Assail Wilson's Addresses in Campaign for League of Nations Covenant. M'CUMBER ATTACKS G. 0. P. RESERVATIONS William C.Redfield,? Member of Wilson's Cabinet, to Quit Post S!x Substitutes Submitted for Committee Report on Behalf of Senators Favoring "Mild" Type of Amendment. Washington, Sept. 5. President Wilson's addresses to the country in support of the peace treaty and league of nations evoked prompt and spirited replies today from the senate floor. Senators Borah, Idaho, and Sher man, Illinois, republicans, assailed statements by the president at In- : dianapolis and Columbus. On the other hand, Senator McCumber, re- j publican, North Dakota,, attacked the treaty reservations adopted yes- j terday by the foreign relations com- i mittee and presented six substitute J reservations regarded as expressing views of republican senators favor ing reservations of "mild" type. Re ferring to the president's statement at Indianapolis that under the league "we can inind other people's business," Senator Borah criticized American military operations in Russia, declaring such to be "a usur pation of power" without authority under the constitution and for the purpose of aiding Japan's Siberian policy. Resents Labor Plans. - Senator Sherman resented the president's assertion in Columbus that the international labor confer ence authorized under the peace treaty would be held here next month regardless of whether the senate had ratified the treaty by that time. The president's attitude showed a "contemptuous disregard" of law, the Illinois senator said, adding that officials had been im peached for lesser breaches. In presenting his proposed substi tute resolution of ratification. Sena tor McCumber spoke only briefly. In lieu of the committee reservation to Article 10 of the league covenant, he proposed a reservation merely declaring that specific action be re quired from congress to make ter ritorial guarantees effective and that failure of congress to act as proposed by Article 10 should not be considered -a violation of the covenant. The committee's reserva tion, Senator McCumber asserted, would be "far worse" than an amendment striking out Article JO and "invites and encourages war." McCumber Provisions. Other substitute reservations pro posed by Mr. McCumber would in the main change only the phrasing of the committee reservations re garding the Monroe doctrine, with drawal from the league and action on domestic questions. Two addi tional reservations presented by Senator McCumber provide for re turn of Shantung province by Japan to China upon adoption of the treaty and for limitation of voting power of British colonies in the league as to disputes with ' the mother country. The latter two provisions were covered by the com mittee as amendments instead of reservations. The substitue by Senator McCum ber follows: "That the advice and suggestions t)f the council (of the league) as to the names of carrying the said obli gations (article ten) into effect as only advisory and that any under taking under the p-jyjsions of ar ticle 10, the execution of which may require the use of American military or naval forces, or econom ic measures can, under the consti tution, be carried out only by the action of congress, and that fail ure of the congress to adopt the suggestions of the council of the league, or to provide such military or naval forces or economic mea sures shall not constitute a vio lation of the treaty." Grand Jury to Probe Fraud Charge in G. 0. P. Primary New York, Sept. 5. Asserting he was convinced there had been gross frouds in the republican primary contest here last Tuesday, in which William Bennett, former state, sen ator, was defeated for the nomina tion for president of the board of alderman by Representative Fiorello H. Laguardia, District Attorney Swann announced he would begin an investigation of the election. Every man who voted in Manhat tan election districts which reported that no ballots had been cast for Mr. Bennett will be subpoenaed to ap pear before the grand pury and asked, for tvhom he voted, the dis trict attorney said. ' . t ENEMIES OF LEAGUE QUITTERS Wilson To Weaken Covenant Is Be trayal of Those Who Fought the War, President Tells St. Louis Crowd. URGES ACCEPTANCE OF SHANTUNG PROVISION j WlL-JvlAW C-JREDJvIEID, Washington, Sept. 5. William C. Redfield, secretary of commerce, has tendered his resignation to President Wilson and it has been accepted, effective November 1. Secretary Redfield, in announcing his resignation, said he found it nec essary to give immediate attention to personal business affairs, adding that he was anxious to return to pri vate life after spending more than eight years in Washington. The secretary said he wrote Presi dent Wilson August 1 asking him to accept his resignation as of Oc tober IS. When he found the presi dent was to be away on his speak ing tour during September, how ever he agreed to remain until the last of October. NEBRASKAN BUYS PLANES TO FLY OVER HIS RANCH i Gothenberg, Neb., Man Makes First Purchase of Its Kind in the State. Grand Islatrd, Neb., Sept. 5. (Special Telegram.) Stopping here on his way home from Omaha, where he had disposed of 12 cars of blooded stock, Harry J. W. Hiles, prominent ranchman from the vi cinity of Gothenburg, purchased of the Grand Island Aero company one JN-4 plane for his personal use in flying over his ranches, and a three-passenger Oriole 150 horse power plane for the use of his fam ily. He also engaged for his exclusive employment R. E. Davis of Loup City as pilot. On his home ranch at Gothenburg Hiles will construct two hangars at once. He says the JN-4 will save three men and he can supervise his ranches more efficiently. His home ranch alone consists of 7,000 acres. His Oriole plane is capable of 120 miles an hour. It is believed to be the first purchase of the kind on Nebraska for exclusive personal use. Manager Lloyd Thompson, head.,of the local company and aviator in Italy during the war, negotiated the sale. G. 0. P. Senators Will Reply to Wilson in Speeches Next Week Washington, Sept. 5. Engage ments of a number of senators to rlicifce lliA nia-p trpatv in ttiA pact and middle west in the near future were announced rriaay at tne capi tol. Republican leaders said there was no purpose to "trail" President Wilson, but that it was proposed to reply to the president's addresses, both on the floor of the senate and elsewhere. Senators Johnson, California; Borah, Idaho, and McCormick, Illi nois, republicans, are to address a mass meeting in the Chicago Audi torium next Wednesday. Tacoma Printers Strike and Papers Close Offices Tacoma, Wash.,- Sept. S. Tacoma printers went on strike late today following rejection by newspaper publishers of a demand for $9.25 and $10 for a six and one-half hour day and a revised demand for $8.25 and $8.75. to replace the existing scale of. $7 and $7.50 for a seven hour day. The publishers said to night that they would not print to morrow. The, publishers declared the strike was without the sanction of the In ternational Typographical union. Actors' Strike Called Off -This Morning New York. Sept 5. The actors' strike, which started nearly four weeks ago in New York and re sulted in the closing of nearly 200 theaters in this and other citiesvwas called off early this morning under an agreement which wes declared to be virtually a complete victory for the Actors' Equity association. Refusal Would Be Un-Ameri-I can and Throw Away Only I Leverage China Has Upon ! Japan for Province, He Says. , St. Louis, Sept. 5. (By The Asso j ciated Press.) In two addresses here today President Wilson dis cussed at length disputed points of the peace treaty and invited those who opposed it to prove whether they "are not absolute, contemptible quitters if they do not see the game through." ' The Shantung provision, the presi dent defended as the only solution possible by which China can be as sisted in her efforts to regain control of Shantung province. Analyzing Article 10 of the league covenant, he said the league council could only advise and could not do that without concurrence of the American mem bers. The right of revolution, he as serted, was scrupulously preserved. The president's first address was at the Chamber of Commerce lunch eon after he had been cheered along the route of a seven-mile automobile ride through the streets. At night he spoke in the Coliseum, where in 1916 he was renominated for the j presidency. Visit School Chums. Following the midday address the president and Mrs. Wilson went for an automobile ride and stopped at Washington university to visit some members of the facuity who were school chums. Turning, the president was driven through the residential section of the city. He and Mrs. Wilson had sup per privately. At 8 o'clock sharp the presidential party started for the Coliseum and arrived there at 8:12. The Coliseum was packed and when the president arrived the crowd arose and cheered for more than four minutes. Thousands of small Amer ican flags had been distributed and the audience waved them wildly while they cheered. No Time for Picture. The president was introduced by Governor Frederick D. Gardner, who said the people of Missouri had never been more sincere in extend-, ing a welcome to any visitor. At that the crowd cheered again. When the governor introduced Mr. Wilson as "the father of world democracy" there was more cheer ing. A photographer in a lookout gallery called through a megaphone for a moment's attention to take a flashlight, but the president did not wait, saying, "this is much too ser ious an occasion to care how we look; we ought to care how we think." Mr. Wilson declared that to amend the treaty would mean its failure and the isolation of the Unit ed States. Only those who are ignorant of world affairs, he said, could believe that even a great na tion like the United States could stand by itself and apart. Playing Lone Hand. If the United States is to' have its own economic interests, said the president, it must save the economic interests of the world. That was one reason, he, continued, why the United States should have a representative on the powerful reparation commissions. If there were no American voice in this commission, he asserted, this country would have to put into the hands of foreign interests seeking to control world markets American can money for the rehabilitation of the world. "That," said the president, "is what they call playing a lone hand. It is playing a lone hand; it is playing a hand frozen out. Those who propose these things do not understand the interests of the Unit ed States." "Should America fail to take its just part in the world rehabilitation, the president" asserted, the whole at titude of the world toward America would be changed. Because the world trusted so much, he said, the reaction would be accordingly great. War Not Political Emphasizing how economic fea tures figure in war. Mr. Wrilson de scribed how the Germans had dis mantled Belgian factories. The war, he added, was not a political war, but a "commercial and industrial war." Should the -United States stand apart, economically and politically, the president continued, then it must (Continued on I'aje Io, Column One.) Q Where We Get Off j COMPLETE PLANS FOR WELCOME OF PERShMIN N. Y. General Will Lead First Di vision Parade on Charger He Rode in Paris and London. Armstrong and Brigham Held on Murder Charge Two City Detectives and Special Officer Holman Re leased on $2,500 Bonds Each, After Arrest on Complaints Filed by County Attorney Against Them for Shooting Negro, Eugene Scott. New York, Sept. 5. Funds were provided by the board of aldermen Friday to Insure a reception worthy of the city for General Pershing and the famous First division. The last of the troops came home on troop transports which arrived today and the commander-in-chief will return on the Leviathan, which is due early Monday morning. Not onlv did the aldermen appro priate $100,000 to pay the welcom ing expenses, but they declared next Wednesday, when the division will parade with Pershing at its head, a holiday in all city departments. Most of the $100,000 will be used in the construction on Fifth avenue along Central park of a grandstand which will seat 30,000 persons, thus making provision for relatives of members of the division. Will Ride "Kidron." General Pershine will lead the j parade on his charger, "Kidron," which he rode in tne raris ana Lon don reviews. Immediately behind him will ride his personal color bearer, carrying the general's four starred flag on a red field. Next in line will come the general's staff, followed by the composite regiment which has formed his guard of honor in the European victory pa rades. Major General McGlachlin will lead the First division. The procession is expected to take five or six hours to pass a given point. The famous French "75" gun with which the division artillery fired its first shot at the Germans, arrived today and will be placed on exhibition, together with the divi sional colors. Friends Reach City Sergt. Alexander L. Arch of Bat tery C, -Sixth field artillery, who fired the first shot from this gun, arrived today on the transport Zep pelin. "The French major came over to where we were," Sergeant Arch said, in explaining the shot, "and told Capt. I. R. McLendon to begin firing. Then the captain gave the order, and we fired the first shot atj 5 minutes and 10 seconds after 6 o'clock on the morning of October 23, 1917. We hit a bridge at Strass burg in Alsace-Lorraine, which was German territory then, and blew up a German working party there. It was a regular bull's-eye. After that we fired 17 shots more, which took about two hours. Then we went to i breakfast " Detectives George Armstrong and George W. Brigham. arrested at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon on a charge of manslaughter for the kill ing of Eugene Scott, the Hotel Plaza negro bellboy, who was shot early Monday morning near Thir teenth and Harney streets, were re leased on $2,500 bonds each several hours after they were booked at Central police station. Both declined ta make statements. Armstrong was released first, fol lowing the signing of his bonds by P.. F. Petersen, 101 South Thirty eighth avenue, of the Petersen & Pegau Baking company. Following unsuccessful attempts to get a bonds man for Armstrong, Sergeant Thes trup of the morals squad sought the assistance of Petersen. Petersen was taken to the police station in the morals squad car. Brigham was less fortunate in ob taining aid. It was late in the after noon before he was released upon signature of his bonds by several South Side commission men. Edgar Holman, special officer for the Union Pacific railroad, whom a coroner's jury ordered held to district court for the shooting of Scott, was rearrested at 4 o'clock by Detectives Haze and Lundeen. He was released on his old bonds of $2,500, signed at the time of his previous arrest, following the shoot ing. Police Commissioner Ringer and Chief of Police Eberstein refused to state last night whether Detectives Armstrong and Brigham would be suspended in face of their arrest. Arrested by Dunn.. Aided by fellow officers, Arm strong, left the police station through a side door and got into a waiting automobile, escaping a battery of camera men, ready to take a snap shot of the accused officer. Armstrong was arrested by De tective Chief Dunn when he report ed for work at noon. Brigham was told there was a warrant out for his arrest. He was two hours late in reporting at the police station, because, he said, he had been looking for an attorney. Brigham also was taken into cus tody by Chief Dunn at 2 when he arrived at the police station. Edgar Holman, the Union Pa cific watchman, who was held pur suant to the verdict of the grand jury, was also booked with Arm strong and Brigham. The complaints were prepared by County Attorney Shotwell and (Continued on Pane Two, Column Three.) War Brings Fortune to Grand Island Express Wagon Man Grand Island, Neb., Sep.. 5. (Special.) Probably the wealthiest express wagon driver in the United States is John H. Brown, employe of the American Express company in this city. He is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000. The unexpected, and for a time undis covered, death of two uncles in Convoy, Donegal county, Ireland, is responsible for Brown coming into possession of real estate and money worth a fortune. One uncle left the Grand Island man between $19,000 and $20,000, and the other about $30,000. The world war is primarily res ponsible for his fortune. He entered the service at Omaha with the 168th Iowa, saw service in Germany, and while there received word from a relative whose home is in New Zea land concerning the bequests from his uncle. If he had been in the United States he might never have been apprised of the facts. Condemn Betrayer of Edith .Cavell to Death for Treason Paris, Sept. 5. Georges Gaston Quien, on trial before a court mar tial, charged with having had trea sonable dealings with the Germans and of having betrayed Edith Cavfll to them, was today convicted and condemned to death. M. D'Armon, counsel for Quien, occupied all of the last session of the court-martial with an eloquent plea on behalf of his client. He en deavored to show7 that the name of Miss Cavell and the tremendous sen sation created by her execution had influenced the public opinion against Quien. The advocate severely condemned former Emperor William for per mitting the crime against Miss Cavell and the German officers for committing it. He was certain, he said, that the conviction of Quien would be an error of justice. The court-martial deliberated for three-quarters of an hour and then rendered its judgment, condemning Quieu to death.. ATTEMPT TO BLOCK LAW FAILS Eleventh Hour Amendment of Southern Senator to Ren der Ineffective Enforcement Clause Defeated in Senate. PANAMA CANAL ZONE IS ; INCLUDED IN MEASURE Bill Now Goes to Conference Intoxicants Defined as More Than One-Half of One Per Cent Alcohol. Washington, Sept. 5. (By the Associated Press.) The prohibition enforcement bill was passed by the senate today without a record vote and virtually in the form it came from committee. The measure now' goes to conference for discussion of : amendments inserted in the house bill by the senate. The only material change made in the bill in the senate was the ad dition by amendment of the liquor and drug prohibition act for the Panama Canal zone. This measure ' has not yet been acted on by the house. ... An eleventh-hour attempt by Sen ator Shields, democrat, Tennessee, ' to render ineffective the whole sec tion of the measure relating to en forcement of war-time prohibitign. failed, his own vote being the only cne cast in favor of it. His amend ment would have limited the opera tion of the war-time law to the six; states in which demobilization camps' are located. . ' Intoxicants Are Defined. As it passed the senate and goes tAr conference, the bill deffnes-as an intoxicant any beverage containing more than one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol. The senate modified, how ever, some of the most rigid pro- . visions of the house bill, including that affecting private stocks of al coholic beverages held for personal use. , Passage of the bill by the senate was in striking contrast' to its troublous voyage through the house. No serious effort to alter its terms was made except the attempt by Senator Shields. The Tennessee senator contended that since jjeniob ilization was in -fact almost com- , pleted this section of the act applied only to New York ' state as every . other state where active demobiliza- , tion camps were situated was dry by state statute. He asserted that laws forbidding sale of intoxicants to men in uniform and fixing dry zones about military camps and posts, fully protected soldiers. J: May Expire Soon. j Senator Wadsworth said only 8 per cent of the army remained to be demobilized, and that passage of a war-time enforcement act offered the : curious spectacle of providing for carrying out a law that was about to : die. He brought out the fact that the power of the president to render this section ineffective whenever peace was declared by means of a proclamation terminatin the de mobilization period, was not changed and said: "If events transpire as we : asi- sume' they will transpire this act will expire in two months or six weeks." "Does the senator mean," asked , senator .Fomerene, democrat. Ohio. 'that the treaty will be ratified in ' two months? "I said nothing about ratifica tion," Senator Wadsworth replied. Norris Attempt Fails. . " Senator Shields declared con-' gress was. acting under false pre tenses" in fixing the enforcement regulations on all of the country now under the guise of a demobili zation necessity and denying men with money invested in the pro scribed industry a fuller oDoortunitv to adjust their affairs. Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, replied that congress had made the act ap-' ply to all of the country, regardless of the progress of demobilization, , unless that process should be c6m" pleted, and the enforcement meas ure could only follow that policy. An attempt by Senator Norris, republican, Nebraska, to amend the bill so that violation of regulations promulgated under its authority, would not have the same force as ' violation of the law itself. This provoked considerable discussion, but the proposal found few support ers on the vote. Poincare to Lay Cornerstone of United States Memorial Paris, Sept. 5. President Poin care and Hugh C. Wallace, the American ambassador to France, will be the principal speakers at the ceremony next Saturday of lay ing the cornerstone for the monu ment which is to be erected at I'oinh de Grieve, to commemorate the first landing of American troops in France to participate in the world war. The monument will be a cop of the statute of liberty.