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VOL. 49 NO. 292.
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WITH REAMS OF MATTER
Booster Stuff Mailed Out at
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To Thousands Many, Re
ceive One to 10 Duplicates.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bra Leased Wire.
Washington, May 23. Congress
has released the departmental ap
propriation bill without the pro
vision 01 sunjccuns executive yuu
licitv 'operations to congressional
k tiari'rr gnhtinn, which caused President
S' W ilson to veto the measure, and the
orgv of press agenting the adminis
tration at public expense continues
Newspaper bureaus are deluged
daily with reams of printed and type
written matter exploiting and fre
quently misrepresenting depart
mental activities and glorifying the
alleged achievements of administra
tion officials in the manner best
suited to provote democratic cam
paign purposes. The same matter is
mailed at government expense daily
to thousands of people whose names
are on the departmental mailing
lists, manyof whom testify to re
ceiving anywhere from oruf to 10
copies of the same document, all
While congress is considering
measures for conserving print paper,
of the shortage and high price of
which publishers are complaining,
the administration is wasting paper
by the ton on propaganda period
icals and mimeographed publicity,
75 per cent of which is consigned to
the waste basket as soon as re-vj
Many Good Applications. -Of
course it would be unfair to
brand all administration publica
tions as either valueless or per''
. nicious. Many of them, issued reg
ularly by various bureaus under
previous administrations, as well as
this 'one, are informative and many
of the mimeographed statements
are of aid in furnishing verbatim
texts of official orders and statis
tical details. -The
propaganda literature and
press agent mimeographing have
been developed , under the Wilson
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PRICES TO ALL "
U. S. TOURISTS
Hotels and Restaurants in Most
Cities Double or Treble
cilis of Americans. -
- : By PARKE BROWN.
ew ' York Ttmea-Chieasa Tribane Cable.
Berlin, May 23. Americans now
ia Berlin have urged the Tribune to
publish a word of warning to their
countrymen who may, be contem
plating a visit in Germany this sum
mer and fll.
"So much has been said in the
United States of the 1 cheapness of
ewrything in Germany," said one of4
the visitors from fans, mat some
thing should be said how conditions
have changed. In the first place, an
American is charged twice or three
times the amount shown on the hotel
bill in most cities of Germany, and
even the restaurants in some smaller
towns add 200 per cent to the
amount of the check. The stores iu
Berlin and other cities JoKjnonths
have been similarly raising prices tf
foreigners without much protest, be
cause of the rates of exchange.
"But that was when one could
buy 100 marks for a dollar, and he
is now lucky if he can get 40. The
result is that extremely few things
aj-e cheap in Germany for an Ameri
can. . -
"And if, in spite of these condi
tions, a man does, buy a few souve
nirs and tries to take them out of
the country, they are taken from
him at he frontier, .unless he can
N specify each article and include .it
i.i lon'g lists covering nearly every
thing. In other words, the average
American is mad all . the time he is
Steamer and railroad fares, which
were doubled last winter,-again will
b doubled in October.
Fire Does $600,000 Damage
- On Portland River Front
- Portland, Ore., May 23. Fit de
stroyed the plant "of the North
Portland Lumber and Box Co.. the
abandoned shipbuilding yard of the
Guy M. Standifer corporation, a
number of docks, more than 1,000,
000 feet of lumber and four small
dwellings. The loss was estimated
at, $600,000. The burned area ex
tended for three-fouffhs of a mile
along the river front f
Research Students Search
For Elusive "Flu" Germs
Lawrence, Kan., May 23. - Stu
dents doing rese-r ch work in special
problems at the University of Kan
sas are on a still hunt for the elu-
ViAlthough several different germs
have been discovered, the "flu" germ
is still "at large," according to Pro
fit lessor Sherwood of the department
"Pep" Supreme in Omaha
Drive for Western Trade
"Congo Polo" Popular Diversion in Car Carrying
Jazz Band, While a Lil' 0' Game Entertains
. "Trippers" Awaiting First Stop on Excursion.
With the '"Bernis . Bag" siren
shrilling its shrillest, and with a
business man's head sticking out of
every window, the I0-car special
train bearing the Omaha trade ex
cursion pulled out of the Burling
ton depot at 7:30 last night, on a
six-day reciprocity trip to south
western Nebraska, northeastern
Colorado and southeastern Wyom
ing. More than 100 Omaha boosters
made up the party that will carry
the city's message to the towns to
be visited. Each wore" the conven
tional White hat, with red, yellow
and green band, and carried the Ak-Sar-Ben
umbrellas that have become
an institution on Omaha trade trips.
Everyone was cheering when the
train left the yards.
Plenty of Jaw.
Dan Desdune's jazz band accom
panied the party, to supply the har
mony for the. Omaha songs to be
sung at every stop. And the train
hadn't gotten well under way until
instruments were discarded for a
general session of Congo polo."
That, however, was scheduled to
break- up -shortly, for "Bob" Manley
had parked a yard and a half of
very lively bull snake in a trombone
player's horn, and it was expected
to get into action early. The snake
had been captured during an auto
drive in the Dodge road earlier in
All of the horseplay wasn't crfn
fified to the band car, either. "Joe"
Kelly, one of the M. E. Smith repre
sentatives, was selected by his fellow
boosters to sleep on the upper deck
of one of the compartments. That
news was communicated to him just
as the train, left and he was offering
a bonus to the one who could get'
WOMAN BURNS TO
DEATH IN KITCHEN
AS GAS EXPLODES
Mrs. Elsie Rasmussen, Near
Council Bluffs, Cremated in
Home Didn't Know
Stove Was Lighted.
Mrs. Elsie Rasmtrssen did not
know that one of the burners of th
gasoline stove in her ' kitchen -was
lighted when she started to fill the
Stove with a fresh supply of gasoline
at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The
can of gasoline jn her' (hands ex
ploded and the women was en
veloped in flames.
Attracted by screams, her husband
who was at work in the barn, rushed
into the house. He wrapped the wo
man in blankets but to late to save
her life. She died a few minutes
later. Her outer garments were
badly burned. ' -
The Rasmussens have lived on
their farm in Garner township, five
miles from Council Bluffs, for the
last 20 years. Mrs. Rasmussert; who
was 44 years old, is survived by ner
husband, Jens; a son, Samuel, who
lives in Idaho; a brother and sister
who live on a farm near Council
Bluffs, two brothers and three sisters
Shoots at Ground to -
Scare Wife, But Bullet
Punctufes Right Leg
Chlcafe Tribnne-Omaha Bea Leased Wire
Chicago, May, 23. Police, res
ponding to an alarm that a man had
been shot, found Edward Sykes, 36
years old, with a hand -clasped
tightly to his right leg. A revolver
lav at his feet .-
"What's the matter?" he
"I shot myself," he said.
"I aimed at the ground
missed." . . ' . " - . - -
"But why shoot at the ground?"
"I quarreled with my wife and
went out and shot at the ground
to make her think I had shot my
self. I missed the ground and hit
Sykes was taken to a hospital. "
New Methodist Bishops
. Consecrated to Duties
Des Moines, Ia.,"May 23. The 17
new bishops ofthe Methodist Epis
copal church were conducted to the
altar and consecrated to their tasks,
according to the custom of the
fhurch Sunday. Delegates said ft
was the most sacred sen-ice of the
general conference session.
"Your Dog Has Fleas," Is Sample No. 1 of Choice
Bits of Information Dished Up at Sunday Service
"Your dog has fleas," Mrs. Ella
Gardiner, self-styled spiritual rat
mium, told a startled vfoman at the
spiritualist meeting Sunday night
The audience of about 100 persons
that had crowded into the little hall
at Twenty-fourth and Cuming street
leaned forward that they might learn
more about "the dog with yellow
spots" that hovered over the me
dium. The churches of Omaha are afraid
that spiritualism is growing too
strong, the husband of the medium
announced. He told of accusations
that the mediums were 'Tnoved by
evil spirits and of efforts to turn'
people away from spiritualism.
Many Questions Asked.
A pale young man with glasses
learned that he had been studying a
him a lease on a ground floor berth.
He insisted upper berth specifica
tions were made before he began
That Lil O Game.
Something mysterious was start
ed in -a compartment in the second
car of the train, behind locked door?
Curious members of the party could
hear a subdued murmur within,
punctuated at intervals by a clicking
noise and a request by someone to
"feed kitty." W. A. Ellis, assistant
commissioner of the Chamber of
Commerce, who had charge of ar
ranging the trip, said there was
nothing serious within, and that it
would continue until the party gets
back, next Sunday.
J. David Larson, commissioner of
the Chamber of Commerce, was
elected train commander. The Bur
lington railroad was represented by
Bill Babcock, genial conductor on
every Omaha trade trip in the past
21 Stops for Today.
The first stop scheduled will be at
Imperial, Neb., this mprning. The
train arrives at 6 a. m., and stays two
hours. There will be 21 stops in all
during the day, the last at Holdrege,
yhere the train will remain for the
H. W. Vickerson, also a veteran of
trade excursions, has charge of the
culinary department, consisting of
two dining cars. He promised to
make every meal different during the
entire trip More than a ton and a
half of provender was stored in his
cars, and included chicken, beef,
pork, fresh and cured, fish, mutton,
vegetables ot all kinds, and iresh
fruit. Additions for the tables will
be bought en route.
WILL BE TAKEN TO
STATE PEN TODAY
Fearing Raid on Hospital by
Confederates, Officials Or
der Harry Kelley to Prison
Pal May Live.
Fearing that his . confederates
might raid the Atchison hospital in
an attempt to assist Harry Kelley,
one of the bandits who was wound
ed following the robbery Friday of
the How Stanfeftfl Tfscfpe the
sheriff of Nemaha county,' Ne
braska, has been ordered, to take
Kelley to the Nebraska penitentiary.
In charge of armed guards, Kelley,
suffering from bullet wounds in his
neck and lung, will be taken on a
stretcher to the state prson this
Ed Ingram, the other wounded
bandit, whom physicians said could
not live more than a few hours, still
was making a game fight for life
last night. Ingram is wounded in
the abdomen. Hospital physicians
marvelled at the remarkable spirit
of endurance displayed by the ban
dit "He might live, but an ordinary
man would have been dead a long
time ago," one of the Atchison phy
sicians said last night.
That the trio of bandits have been
involved in postoffice robberies was
indicated yesterday when a further
search of their personal effects re
vealed postage stamps valued at
more than $100.
Police officers in Kansas City and
St. Louis have taken up the
search for the escaped bandit who
eluded posses by fleeing to the hills
near the village of Bean Lake. Mo.
Officers expect that the escaped ban
dit wui go to Kansas Uty or St
Louis to seek the protection of con
federates. He is thoueht to have
escaped with about $2,500 in cash, as
that amount was missing when offi
cers captured his pals.
Government of State
Of Chihuahua Offers
Big Reward for Villa
El Paso. Texas, fav 23. A re
ward of 100,000 pesos- for the death
or capture of Francisco Villa' has
been offered by the government of
the state of Chihuahua. This an
nouncement was made here by Pro
visional Governor Tomas Gameros,
who added that 2.000 troops left Chi
huahua this morning under orders to
hurit down the bandit chieftain.
long time and would now reap his
reward by getting a good position
in another city.
When the time came for questions
the medium was asked about busi
ness affairs, love affairs, accidents
and deaths. The medium was kind
and all questions were favorably an
swered. . Business deals were all
coming out all right; lost brothers
still were alive.
"In a Better Land."
The first bobble in the program
came when a woman the medium
had a message for couldn't remem
ber what relative of hers was called
Mary. Finally she recollected that a
sister-in-law named Martha was
called Mary at times. She was told
that Martha was behind her, saying
"we are not dead, but living in a bet
DEATH DUE TO
Deposed President Left in
Ignorance of True Condi
tions, Due to Failure of Gen
eral to Obey Instructions.
NAVOA ADVISED AGAINST
ESCAPE' BY HUASTECA
General Herrera, Said to Be
Slayer, Formerly One of
Pelaez Followers in Tampico
Order Issued for Arrest.
w York Times-Chieace Tribune Cable,
Mexico City, Mex., May 23. The
latest information received places
the number of dead at eight, two
more having been added to the list.
No 'positive information as to the
names of the dead has been received
except Carranza and General Pas
quale Moralez Molina.
One of Carranza's followers who
returned this morning from the
mountains says that on the 16th Car
ranza, accompanied by Luis Cabrera,
Manuel Berlanga, Paulino Fpntes,
head of the railways, of Bonilla's
staff, stopped at the town of Ouau
tempani in the state of Puebla, ac
companied by an escort of 80 sol
diers and 20 officers, all well armed
During his stay in the town Car
ranza, in spite of the protest of other
members of the party, ordered the
students of the military party, who
had accompanied him, to return to
Mexico City. This group of stu
dents were the only organized es
cort left as the presidential guards
had disappeared. During the same
day the members of the party, in
view of the fact that large numbers
of the forces of General Maricl re
maining loyal to Carranza were lo
cated at Nexaca, decided to join
them. General Murguia also expect
ed that General Porfiro Gonzalez,
who fought under the orders of Mur
guia, would also join the group, hot
knowing that Gonzalez had joined
Disobedience Main Cause.
One of the principal causes of the
tragedy was the diobedien'ce of or
ders of the general operating under
General Navoa, who, hearing that
the cadets were returning to Mexi
co City, sent the general to meet
them on the road to give an exact
account of conditions so that Car
.ranza would, know what had - hap-
(Continued on Pace Two, Colnma Fire.)
SISTER OF RICH ' "
FOR MONEY BELT
Mrs. Harriet E. Wolfe Pushes
Investigation Into Disappear- "
ance of Brother's "Bank."
Investigation is being made into
the disappearance of the buckskin
money belt said to have been worn
by Albert J, Seaman, wealthy re
cluse, who died some time ago at
St. Catherine's hospital from the
effects of i blood poisoning, accord
ing to Mrs. Harriet E. Wolf, sister
of Seaman, who is assisting in set
tling her brother's estate.
Several times my brother wrote
me that he wore a money belt in
which he carried valuable papers and
considerable ready money with
which to buy tax titles," said Mrs.
Wolf, "and I have been informed by
several acquaintances of my brother
of the fact of his wearing a belt.
but I have been unable to locate it
'I made inquiries at the hospital
and was told that he had no such
belt when taken there. We have in
vestigated the value of a large num
ber of shares of mining stocks in
properties located in Colorado and
Nevada, representing several thou
sand dollars, which have "proved
worthless. We were informed that
some of the stocks were issued on
undeveloped mining prospects.
My brother owned considerable
real estate in Omaha, upon which
there is many thousand dollars of
assessment taxes due for paving.
sidewalks and sewers, which will be
paid up, and we have found that he
owned a 40-acre farm in northern
Mrs. Wolfe said she had been ap
pointed administratrix of the estate
in conjunction with T. H. Weinrich
and that settlement was progressing
"I expect to make my future home
in Omaha," said Mrs. Wolfe, "and
hope to build a home on some of
the property left by my brother."
Texas Grain Men Criticise
-Galveston, May 23. The Depart
ment of Agriculture was criticised at
the closing sessions, of the Texas
Grain Dealers' convention for what
was described as unwarranted in
terference in the country's business.
A resolution adopted called upon
the department to "cease its ac
tivities and to"confine itself to its
proper ; functions, which relate
wholly and solely to production."
By Flood From Rio Grande
Albuquerque, N. M., May 23. All
able-bodied men in Albuquerque
were called on to be in readiness to
answer a summons -to attempt to
save the city should the dikes break
as a result of the flooded condition
of the Rio Grande.
The Vicious Circle .7
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(Copyright, bjr Tha Chicago Tribunal
CALL CAVALRY TO
Mob Demands Life of Con
fessed Slayer of Fiance of
- Private Secretary.
Washington, May 23. A detach
ment of cavalry from Ft. Myer was
called out tonight to 'disperse a
mob of more than a thousand per
sons, which surronnded the Jail at
Alexandria court house, 12 miles
from the limits of the District of
Columbia, attempting to obtain
possession of William Turner, a
Arrival of the cavalry, which had
been requested by the sheriff of
Arlington county, scattered the mob
which had formed during the after
noon threatening to lynch the negro.
The troopers took up their stand
about the jail and late tonight the
little village was reported quiet.
Had Stopped Car-
Chicago ,Tribuiw -Omaha Bra Leafed Wire.
Washington, May 23. Miss Pearl
Clark, private secretary to Represen
tative Fred Britton of Chicago, was
robbed and T. Morgan Moore of
Alexandria, Va., to whom she was
engaged to be married, was-killed by
William H. Turner, a negro footpad,
early this morning. The attack took
place near the highway bridge oppo
site the national capital horseshoe
grounds. Moore and Miss Clark,
who were motoring in from the
Alexandria pike, had stopped the car
near the bridge and were about to
start for Washington, when , the
negro emerged from the bushes
along the roadway and covering
them with a revolver demanded
money. Moore refused the demand
and as the negro turned the revolver
on him he seized his own revolver
from the door pocket, leaped from
the car, and fired at the footpad,
wounding him in the right hand and
leg. The negro returned the fire and
Moore fell dead in the roadway, shot
through the heart -
Negro Takes Fright.
Miss Clark, as the shots were i ex
changed, sprang screaming from the
car. The negro pursued her into the
bushes, and she gave up her watch
and rings, pleading with the mur
derer not to harm her. The negro
hesitated, then took fright and made
off through the wood, dropping the
watch and both rings in his flight.
Miss Clark ran toward the bridge,
meeting on the way an automobile
party which, hearing the shots and
screams, had turned - back to the
rescue. They hastened to the scene
of the holdup and finding that
nothing could be none for Moore,
drove Miss Clark to police head
quarters in Washington.
Confesses to Attack.
Detectives from Washington and
posses formed by the sheriff and
deputies of Alexandria joined in
search for the negro, who was cap
tured at 2:30 this morning. He
confessed to the attack and pleaded
to be protected from mob violence.
A large crowd quickly gathered
and threats were made against the
Prostrated from grief and shock,
but otherwise uninjured. Miss Clark
is under the care of physicians at
her apartment in Rutland Courts.
She will be taken to Alexandria to
morrow to identify Turner.
Representative. Britten, shocked at
the news of the tragedv. telegraphed
immediately to Mis Clark's mother.
Buchanan Funeral Tuesday.
Funeral servic:s for Mrs. Mar
garet Buchanan, 2452 Sonth Nine
tenth street, who died Friday, will
be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon
in the Cole-McKay undertaking par
lors. 2616 Farnam street
BOY IS DROWNED
AS CAR PLUNGES
OVER RIVER BANK
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Burch
Harmon Loses Life While
Parents Narrowly Escape,
Auburn, Neb.. May 23. (Special
Telegram) Five-year-old Lloyd
Harmon is dead and his parents,
Mr.' and Mrs. Burch Harmon, are in
a precarious condition after a nar
row escape from drowning Satur
day night. The Harmons were driv
ing to Auburn from their farm ftear
here when the accident which cost
the life of their son occurred.
Torrential waters, in ,a-. lateral
draining ditch " which cmptfes into
the Nemaha river had swept away
the road bridge. In the darkness
tt,e Harmon car plunged over the
embankment hurling the occupants
into the rushing water. After hav
ing been carried 300 yards down
the stream Mr. Harmon succeeded
in rescuing his wife.
Officials and many private citizens
spent all of Sunday dragging the
drain ditch and the Nemaha river
in search for the body of the boy
who was swalUwed up in the cur
rent when the car went over the
embankment. The body had not
been recovered tonight
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon were un
conscious asthe result of exposure
in the icy waters and the shock
caused by the tragic death of their
son.. However, physicians believe
both will recover.
The Harmons are well known
throughout the state.
"Class Consciousness" Is
Instilled Into Freshmen
Boston, May 23.' "Class con
sciousness" .will be" vigorously in
stilled into next year's freshmen at
the College of Business Administra
tion of , Boston-university with the
adoption of A set of rules by the
class distinction committee.
Besides being compelled to wear
a small green button in the lapel of
their coats, the freshmen are obliged
to leave off a41 evidence of prepara
tory school connections,-wear no B.
U. insignia, refrain from smoking in
or about the building, use the back
doer for the first month of the year,
v.car no bow ties, attend all meet
ings of their class, keep the fresh
man guide with them, have no words
with coeds within the building. They
must not loiter about the front .door,
and must use at all tjmes proper
respect toward the faculty, waiting,
when in a professor's office, until
Bridgeport Conn. May 23. .The
United States' submarine S-17 was
launched at the Lake Torpedo Com
pany's yards here late Saturday.
Man Who Grabbe4 Seven Wives in Fast Fashion
Says It's Easy; He's Writing the Story in Sing Sing
Ossining, N. Y., May 23. "How
I came to marry seven wives and
land in prison" is the first adventure
in prose of C. C. Wilson, a bigamist
who has taken to the pen to hasten
dull hours in the hospital at Sing
Sing prison. In prison he is known
as the "champ vamp." His essay
"They say that a good wife is a
rare jewel I have been a collector
of jewels. That is why I am now
in Sing Sing.
"Some curious persons size me up
critically and ask, 'How did you do
it?' ' More considerate v people ask,
'Why did you do it?
Easy to Get 'Em.
"It is not difficult to answer the
first question. Winning a wife is
about the easiest thing I ever at
".Well, some kill the man, some
URGES I SPEECH
Kentucky Bishop Advocates
Evangelization at Home.
Then Save Rest of World
Putting pep into the spreading of
Christian ideals and Christian doc
trines was the theme of the two
speakers at the - Episcopal mass
meeting held at th Jrandeis. ihei
ter yesterday afternoon.
The desired result will be ac
complished only by bringing .Christ
out of the infinite and taking Him
and His teachings into the midst
of' the 20th century economic and
political struggle, they declared.
"The church has even a greater
mission than the saving of individual
selves and souls," asserted Rev. T.
N. Morrison, bishop of Iowa, who
spoke on "Christ for the World."
"We have emphasized Jesus as the
personal savior too much and too
much neglected His message as the
Messiah, His teachings on life here
and now and -His declarations -on
ideal relations between man and
Christians Must Do More.
"We are now' witnessing the
passage of the age of individualism.
The gospel of Christianity carries a
real message for the new order of
things that man is building. It is
for Christians to spread that mes
sage." Christians will fail to gjve the
message wide - circulation, unless
they do more than they have been
doing, said Bishop Charles E. Wood
cock of Kentucky, in his address on
"The World for Christ"
"Convert America first, before ex
tending too much effort to other
fields, was his advice. "The annual
chewing gum bill of the United
States amounts to more than all the
money given for home and foreign
missions," he mentioned.
' He said church statistics showed
38,500,000 Americans under the age
of 25 who are notconnected with
(Continnrd an Fata Two, Coloma Two.)
Wife Choked by Husband in
Nightmare, Denied Divorce
Chicago, May 23 Your wife
can't get a divorce if you choke her
in a nightmare, Judge Jesse Holdom
Mrs. Ellen Harris ' testified that
her husband, William A. - Harris.
grabbed her by the throat one night
and "almost killed her."
On cross examination she admit
ted her husband was asleep. "That's
not cruelty," said the judge, "that
was a nightmare. Suit dismissed."
kill the woman, some kill both or
tommit suicide. Instead of resort
ing to violence, I simply sought to
give tangible proof to mv missruided
spouse that other women could care.
tor me that is how it began. .
Here's the Proof.
"It was Solomon who said, 'It is
better to"eat a crust of bread in a
garret than to dwell In a palace
v;ith a contentious woman.' Amen!
I had two of that kind, one for
eight and one for seven years, and
if the king had as much sorrow pro
portionately with. his 700 as I had
with my two it is little wonder that
his days were cut short Solomon
cashed in at 70, while Adam, Noah
and Methusaleh. all of them single
wifers, were still tearing dates off
the calendar after 900 years. Doesn't
this prove that bigamy is a per
nicious habit?" -
TAKE HAND IN
President Assumes Task of
Arbitrating Question of
Boundaries on Armenia at
Request of Allied Premiers.
REFUSES TO COMMIT
SELF ON MANDATE OFFER
Problem Considered One of
Most Involved and Danger
ous Situations in World
By EDWIN L. JAMES.
York Tlmva-Thirara Trlnoaa Cat
Paris. May 23. President Wilson
has assumed the task of arbitration
of the boundaries of Armenia.
Ambassador Wallace notified the
committee of ambassadors yesterday
that the president had accepted this
difficult and delicate undertaking in
response to the request of the allied
premiers made at the San Remo
conference. Their request was con
tained in a note officially offering the
Armenian mandate to America and
asking that Wilson at least settle
the mooted question of the northern
and western frontiers of the newly
It is understood that the presi
dent has noyjommitted himself on
the mandate ?rr, his arbitration of
the boundaries leaving that matter
still open. ,
Recognizes Free State.
Under the terms of the Turkish
treaty Turkey recognizes Armenia
as a free and independent state and
agrees to accept arbitration of the
president of the United States with
repard to frontier between Turkey
and Armenia in the provinces of
Erzeroum, Trebizond, Van and
Biths and access of Armenia to the
sea. The boundaries of Armenia
and the republic of Georgia and
Azerbaidjan are to be settled by di
In agreeing to accept the role of
fettling the Armenian boundaries,
President Wilson take? a hand in
what is one of the most involved,
and daneerous situations in the
world. There is no problem existing
(Continued 6a Pare Tare. Column Three.)
URGE BODIES OF
City Practically Encircled by
British Troops Several More
Tork Tiaaea-Chleate Tribune Cable.
Ceprrlf ht. 181.
Dubjin. May 23. Large bodies of
cavalry have taken up strategic posi
tions around Dublin during the last
few .fays and the city is now prac
tically encircled. At night all the
main roads are traversed ;by mount
ed patrols, accompanied by motor
lorries containing police and infan
try. Incendiarism on a large scale
habeen carried out by raiders at
Glin, County Limerick; the court
house, a club house building and Hi
bernian hall, all being destroyed.
It is stated that several hundred
men invaded the town 'and having
cut the telephone wires, they locked
up Mrs. Regan,' the court house
keeper, and her children, who were
removed with their goods to another
dwelling. The raiders then set fire
to the court house and other build
ings. Persons approaching the town
were held up on the outskirts and
ordered back. The Glanmire police
barracks, situated a few miles from
Cork City, were burned Saturday
night. One of the men who burned
ths Ballybrach police barracks was
terribly burned and died in a Dublin
hospital. Fifty armed and disguised
men raided stores of the Anglo
American company and Spell Motor
Spirits company at Athlone and car-
ried away in motor cars over 500
pounds' worth of petrol in tins.
Asks Receiver Be Named
For Allen Motor Company .
Columbus, O.. May 23. Alleging
its. claim of $7,403 for materials fur
nished, the Allen Motor company
here is due and unpaid, Judge Os
car'AV. Newman,- representing the
Connecticut Telephone and Electric
cmpan3 Meriden. Conn., made ap
plication in Lnited States .district '
court for a receiver for the automo
bile concern. .
The petition declares that the as
sets of the Allen company (which
the Allen company alleges are jn ex- ,
cess of its liabilities) consist largely
of finished motor cars or cars in the
process of manufacture. The Allea
company, admitting the truth of the
petition, has consented to the ap
pointment of a receiver.
Nebraska Generally fair in east;
increasing cloudiness, -probably fol
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cooler in west portion'' Monday
afternoon or night; Tuesday, fair
and cooler in west; probably show
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