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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 277.
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OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1921.
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Document Demanding Cate
gorical "Yes" or "No"' on
Reparations Civen to Ger
.Walter Bunting Is Burned to
Death When Mail Airplane
Noses Over and Catches
Left Hospital Recently
j j Walter M. Bunting, air mail pilot,
1 ' was burned to deatU at Rock Springs,
Wyo., yesterday when his plane
turned over, trashed to the ground
and caught fire just after he had tak
en off for a flight to Cheyenne with
the mail. t
Too early return to his hazardous
v.ork befni'e he was thoroughly re
covered .from injuries susti:ned at
Ak-Sar-Bcn field December 24 may
have contributed to the accident:
Hunting was 26 years old and en
tered the air mail service as pilot
November !5. 1920. On the day be
fore last Christmas, while trying to
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In Hospital Here.
Th' young flyer was unconscious
when he was taken from the com
pletely wrecked plane that time and
it was i.iatiy hours later when he re
covered consciousness in Nicholas
Semi hospital. His injuries consisted
of a fractured skull and a broken
During the many weeks that he
, lay in the hospital bed, the youii
nan s thoughts were chietiy ot get
ting back to the service. Mipenn-
i.nrli-m V'ntniu nf Ak-Sar-Ben field
and rivers of the mail service visited
l.im otten and cheered nini up. in
spite of his narrow escape he was
a'ways talking of returning to the
Back in Service.
lie went back April 3. His plead
ings lvd availed to put him back in
his "ship" at the earliest possible
time. In spite of the injury to his
Ho he insisted that he was quite able
t; take care of himself and his plane.
Fight sacks of mail were entirely
destroyed in the (ire which also
bnrncd the body of the aviator.
Kunting is the second aviator killed
ir- ine mail service within a week.
The other was J. T. Christensen
whose funeral was held in Blair,
Second Mountain Crash.
(Bunting's fatal crash occurred on
wlu.l is considered the most danger
ous stretch of the trans-continental
nail route, the "mountain division,"
between Cheyenne and Salt Lake.
He is ;he second pilot killed on that
wtinil einrc it was established, ine
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nnar T.arami last fall.
The wife of Bunting lives at Car
ncys J'oint, N. J.. and his mother
lives in Camden, N. J.
In Omaha Sunday.
Bunting spent last Sunday in
, Omaha. He flew here from Chey
enne with mail last Saturday nd
flew back to Cheyenne last Mond .v.
Flyers alternate on the Cheyenne
division, taking a trip from Chey
enne to Omaha and then a trip ftor.i
Cheyenne over the mountains.
Superintendent Yotaw of Ak-Sa:-Bcn
field aid yesterday that Bunting
' was in good physical condition . n.!
recovered from! the accident of lat
December except for a slight limp.
He discredited a report from Cbey
. enne which said Bunting had to be
i ' assisted in and out of his ship .uid
hut for his injury might have
'" caped from his plane before it caught
Votaw's wireless report of the ac
cident said the gas tank of Bunting's
T;it Frnn!.- -Vncpr took off from
Cheyenne at 11:30 a. m., planiiing a
to Kock Springs ana return
He will return to
with tlip rharred mail
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pouches carried by Bunting. He was
expected to return to v.neyennc ai
5:30 p. m. "
Yager carried westbound ma:l
taken to Cheyenne from Omaha and
North Platte by Pilot Harry G
)' Woman Arrested on Charge
Of Settina Fire to Home
.,- 4 Spokane, May 5. Mrs. Anna U
Corbin, Northwestern, railroad build
er, was held in the city jail today
following hfT, i-t'wUsion. according
to Prosecuting Attorney V. C. Mey
er, that she set fire to her palatial
home here last Friday to collect the
insurance. The house was damaged
about $10,000, it was estimated.
.Two Killed, Two Missing
In Gasoline Explosion
; Scranton, Ta.. May 5. Explosion j
ot a gasoline tank in the plant of I
the Diamond Oil and Paint coin- j
pany here resulted in the death of
two persous, the serious injury of j
two others and the almost complete ,
destrurtion of the. building by fir?. ;
Two other men were unaccounted I
Slacker Lists to Go in
W ashington, May 5. The WW j
department slacker lists as issued i
from time to time will be publishcj !
in the Congressional Record. Rc- j
quest for such publication was made
in the house today by Representa-1
tive Johnson, republican, South Da- j
vkota. a former service man, and I
ahere was no objection. j
New Destroyer Launched
Philaredphia, May 5. The d-:-
strover Tender Dobbin was launched j
today at the Philadelphia Navy yard. J
The vessel was named in honor of
James H. Dobbin, secretary of th;'
navy under President Pierce. The
Dobbin is a ship of 1C.00O tons, de
signed after a svrvcy of the cifect
ot German torpedoes. l
Walter M. Bunting.
Over Tariff Bill
Senator Penrose Delivers First
Extended Speech in Nearly
Two Years in Support
Washington, May 5. Senate de
mocratic leaders continued their at
tack on the emergency tariff and
anti-dumping bill today, although
friends of the measure headed by
Chairman Penrose of the finance
committee, fought them at eveiy
point. Mr. Penrose delivered ati
liour's speech, his first extended re
marks in nearly two years, in sup
port of the measure.
Senator Simmons, democrat,
North Carolina, charged republicans
with attempting to transfer "a lot
of commodities from the ire.e to the
dutiable list" by use of the anti
dumping clause and argued that
those provisions were certain to
prove a handicap instead of a re
lief to agriculture.
Mr. Simmons predicted a clash be
tween the senate and the bouse when
the measure goes to conference.
Mr. Penrose's speech was largely
to explain technical provisions of
the bill,-although he submitted es
timates of government actuaries
showing tarift items in the bill
would produce approximately $105,
000,000 in the six months the law
would be effective. He added that
the amount was $45,000,000 larger
than the revenue received from the
same sources under the present tar
The senate recessed tonight in
order, that the debate might be taken
up by priority when the senate 'cost-
Two Men Arrested
! In Connection With
Finding Big Still
' Joe Koster of Omaha and Bert
McCann of Woodbine, la., were ar
rested by Sheriff Groneweg yester
day on a bench warrant. The two
men were jointly indicted with Bill
Mooney, all charged with owning and
operating the big still found on the
Mooney farm in Dutch Hollow,
northeast of the city limits.
It was the biggest and best plant
the officers here have yet discovered.
All the paraphernalia had been in
former use in a big- distillery. There
were two stills, one of 41) and the
Other 30-gallon capacity. Nine five-'
gallon cans and 50 gallons of mash
also were taken. 1
Koster and McCann were jailed
in default of $1,000 bonds. Mooney
was arrested at the time of the raid.
Koster and McCann toldlhe of
ficers they "found" the big commer
cial plant on the Lincoln highway.
'Somebody drop it from a dinner
pail?" queried County Attorney
j Latvian Envoy Expresses
-Thanks to People of U. S.
Washington, May 5. Charles L.
Seya, who has just arrived here as
the official representative of Latvia
in the United States, called on Sec
rrtarv Hoover and delivered a mes-
sago of gratitude from the people of
Latvia to the American nation for
aid and relief work during the war
and later tinder the occupation ot
Her intuition told her
that her husband was in
volved in an entanglement.
He had aecrcts. She re
solved to have a secret of
By Bruno Lessing
The Sunday Bee
Secrets of Hysterical Woman j
Related hy Buffalo Doctor i
In Divorce Trial of . !
Letters Also .Admitted,
By A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Ihlranit Trlbune-Oinuhu Be? Leased Wire.
New York, May 5. Secrets of a
hysterical woman confessed to her
family physician, were used against
Mrs. "Fifi" Stillman today in the
divorce hearing of the suit of James
A. Stillman. ,
Dr. 1 lugh Kussell of Buffalo,
physician for the Stillman family
and the Rockefellers, related that
Mrs. Stillman told him Fred
lieauvais, the Canadian Indian guide,
was the lather of the then unborn
Dr. Kussell told Stillman visit
ing Mrs. Stillman at a Buffalo hotel
while she was under his treatment,
when Dr. Russell and Mrs. Still
man consulted about her admission
that the child to be hem in about
six months was not Stillman's, but
the child of the Indian guide.
Stillman's visit to Dr. Russell and
Mrs. Stillman evidently was the re
sult of Mrs. Stillman's ''hysterical"
letter to Stillman.
Another setback was suffered by
Mrs. Stillman's defense when Ref
eree Gleason allowed exhibit "B" of
the Eeauvais letters to Mrs. Still
man to be introduced in evidence and
become part of the record. The "B"
letter begins. "Dear Honey," and
contains endearing phrases.
The other letters from Beauvais to
Mrs. Stillman have not yet been ad
mitted to the record. Mrs. Still
man heard the accusing testimony by
her family physician. She is said
to have shown no emotion during the
For hours her attorneys resisted
with every legal weapon at their
command, Jlie plans of Stillman's
lawyers to have Dr. Russell bare the
Referee Gleason finally ruled that
Dr. Russell could testify because of
a clause in the state code providing
a doctor can give information not
necessary to treatment of a case,.
Dr. Russell is an osteopath and
the rich of New York sate re
numbered among his clients. H
testified that he was called into the
Stillman family to attend Mrs. Still
man about five years ago, and that
in April of 1918 Mrs. Stillman came
to his offices in Buffalo.
Reluctant to Testify.
It was there that Mrs. Stillman
told him, according to the physician,
that Stillman was not the father of
In Buffalo, Mrs. Stillman stopped
at the Iroquois hotel. It was on
the second visit that Mrs. Stillman
ii;ade the statement involving the
legitimacy of her child, according to
The alleged confession was
brought out in the divorce hearing
during the direct examination of
Dr. Russell. He was reluctant, ap
parently, to testify. He was pinned
down to the legitimacy issue by the
point blank question by one of the
Dr. Russell explained that Mrs.
Stillman was in a hysterical nervous
condition at the time.
Mrs. Stillman stayed at the Iro
quois" hotel several days. Mr. Still
man appeared one day at the hotel
and met Dr. Russell and, Mrs. Still
man, it is said, evidently in response
io Mrs. Stillman's so-called "hysteri
cal" letter to Mr. Stillman. This
letter has been barred from the court
records as a privileged communica
tion between husband and wife.
Dr. and Mrs. Russell and Mr. and
Mrs. Stillman made a trip to Niagara
Falls during that visit of Mr. Still
Charles R. Kellar, clerk at the
(Turn to I'age Two. Column Sercn.)
Two Sinn Feiners Killed
In Clash With Officers
Dublin, May 5. Patrick Maloney,
alleged to have been a prominent
official in the republican army, and
Zan Duffy, a leading Sinn Feiner,
are reported officially to have been
shot and killed in an affray with the
police, 19 of whom were sent to sur
round a suspected farm at Surth
When approaching the farm the
police were fired on. They replied
and then pursued the fugitives half
a mile, killing two.
Postal Inspectors Catch
Alleged Forger After Chase
Cambridge, Neb., May 5. (Special.
Telegram,) A man giving the name
of Nelson, who is alleged to have
passed a worthless check for $40 on
I W. Luther here, was captured at
j Edison by postal inspectors, who had
j been following him. He attempted
j to escape, but was captured after a
! chase through the streets of Edison,
j He was bound over to the federal
j court at McCook.
: Cambridge Baby Killed
j By Fall From. Corn Pile
Cambridge, Neb., May 5. (Special
Telegram.) The 2-y ear-old daughter
of Charles Brandt, living near here,
was killed by a fall from a corn
pile while piaying near a shelter.
She was not missed for several
hours and when her mother started
j a search she found the lifeless body.
! Trainload of 'Vinegar
I Shipped From California
Watsonville. Cal., May 5. Twenty-five
carloads, a solid train of vin-
' egar, each car containing 125 barrels,
; left here tor eastern points. This
record shipment from here follows
' a reduction in ircicht rales. -
j New Wage Scales
j Men Want to Sec Work Boom,
j Head of Carpenters and
j Joiners Organization
! Cincinnati, Mav 5. Practically all
t lie building trades unions are w illing j
j to submit wage reductions ta arbi
tration, William Hutcheson, prcsi
! dent of the Lnitcd Brotherhood of
! Carpenters and Joiners, announced
j tonight, after a meeting of the cxecu-
tive council ot the building trades
j department of the American Fedcra
I tion of Labor.
I While the council has gone on rec
ord against wage cuts he said that the
unions were willing to consider and
accept any equitable wage adjust
ment that would be fitting in view
of any reduction in the cost of liv
ing.' "We want to be fair and see build
ing boom," he added.
He declared building material con
cerns apparently were attempting to
direct public attention to wages in
stead of reducing their prices. He
said building operations apparently
were at a standstill, awaiting adjust
ment of the new wage and working
Labor Heads in Conference.
"Even if settlements were made in
a number of cities," he added, "we
have no promise that our men will be
The executive council of the
American Federation of Labor be
gan its 10-day conference today with
an informal discussion of general
labor conditions and the situation in
"We are just getting under way,
said President Samuel Gompers. "We
have considerable routine and our
reports to prepare for the annual
convention at Denver in June."
He assailed the "open shop
movement and declared that it has
reached "its peak and has begun to
"What the employers call their
'open, shop' " he said, "is really a
closed shop to organized labor. Or
ganized labor can meet the issue."
Says Printers Winning.
The "open shop" attack by the
employers has not made a "dent in
the American Federation of Labor,"
Frank Morrison, secretary -of the
federation, said, adding, "organized
labor will emerge, victorious and
triumphant from the struggle."
Mr. Morrison said reports showed
that the printers were winning their
fight for the 44-hour week.
"More than 50 per cent of the
shops were signed up previous to
May 1," he added.
Asked regarding the report that
he would not be a candidate for re
election as president of the Federa
tion, Mr. Gompers replied:
"The position of president of the
American Federation of Labor is
such an exalted one that I do not
discuss it outside the convention
He pointed out, however, that the
report emanated from ar.ti-labor
Runs Free Movies
Scottsbluff, Neb., May 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A new experiment
in movies is being conducted in
Scottsbluff this week. . The Metho
dist church is producing "The Stream
of. Life" and asking but a free will
offering to defray expenses.
The announcement of the coming
of the picture threatened 'for a time
to bring about a revival of the fight
for Sunday movies, but Rev. E. C.
Fintel, pastor of the Methodist
church, has announced that after a
conference with movie show man
agers he has agreed not to show on
Saturday and they have agreed not
to provoke the Sunday fight. .
Theater men are considering join
ing with the church in showing once
a week films, vouched for as "charac
Sioux City Council Turns
Down Tram Fare Increase
Sioux City, Ia., May 5. The
Sioux City council today turned
down the Sioux City Service com
pany's plea for an increase in street
car fare and announced it will fight
for the 6-cent rate. The service com
pany, in addition to demanding a
fare increase, called for a ban on
the jitneys. The council took no ac
tion on the jitney motion. It is ex
pected the service company's next
move will be in the courts.
North Platte Chain Stores
Lose Heavily to Burglars
North Platte, Neb., May 5. (Spe
cial.) Each of the three grocery
stores operated by Springer & Gam
ble were entered this week and
robbed of goods and money. The
biggest haul was at the parent store
where $600 in cash and checks. were
secured. Police believe local parties
Hershey Man Fined $100
For Assaulting Woman
North Platte, Neb.. May Z.- (Spe
cial.) Harvey Beam of Hershey was
fined $100 in county court for as
saulting Mrs. Zepha Evans of Hcr
shev. The as?ault occurred when
Beam called at the Evans' home to
collect a bilL
These are views of the unusual
military funeral held at Blair Wed
nesday for Air Mail Pilot J. Titus
Christensen, who sacrificed his life
in Cleveland last week.
Above is the fleet of Omaha air
planes and their pilots, who, swoop
ing from the cloudless sky over the
open grave, scattered flowers on the
final resting place of their dead com
rade. This picture was taken just
before the fleet left Omaha for the
In the center is a picture of the
Cemetery during the services just
before the body was lowered into the
grave. This was taken by Cli'f
Meyer, staff photographer of The
Bee, from an Ashmusen plane pilot
ed by L. L. Bowen.
Below shows the pallbearers car
rying the casket from the Blair city
Injured In Fall
In Stunt Flight
Wife Watches Aviator Plunge
To Ground at Holdrege
Meet After Spectacular
Holdrege, Neb., May 5j (Special
Telegram.) With his wife in the
crowd of spectators Ed Gardner of
Lincoln after a series of spectacular
acrobatic stunts plunged 150 feet to
the ground after making a tail spin,
dropping a sheer 1.000 feet. The
stunts were a part of the first day's
exhibition of the Holdrege airplane
Gardner's plane was wrecked and
he suffered a broken collar bone and
possible internal injuries. Physicians
do not think his injuries, are fatal.
Miss Elsie Smith, the only aviatrix
in the field of 15. contestants, run the
nose of her machine- in the soft
ground in making a landing. She
was not injured and. her machine only
Over 10.000 spectators from all
parts of Nebraska arc watching the
first state exhibition of aifcraft.
Pilot Smith of Grand Island flew
to the tournament accompanied by
his wife and a pet monkey. Two
army machines from Fort Crook
took part in the opening exercises,
returning this afternoon.
The three-day program includes
acrobatics, spirals, hurdling spot
landings, weight lifting and a cross
country flight. Prizes will be award
ed the successful airmen after the
Methodist Minister Is Shot
As Leaves Belfast Mission
Belfast, Mav 5. Two shots were
fired as the Rev. William Maguire,
former vice president of the Metho
dist church in Ireland and his son-in-law,
the Rev. FranR Mettrick
were leaving the headquarters of the
North Belfast Mission last evening.
The Rev. Mr. Mettrick received a
wo'ind in the forehead while a
passerby was wounded in the eye by
fragments of glass from a shattered
dorr of the mission.
The Rev. Maguire is a prominent
orangeman and o'ne of the best
known clergymen in Ulster.
All Sensational Copy
Goes to Waste Basket
As Pastor Edits Paper
Denver, May 5. Newspaper
stories of sensational type were sent
to the waste basket by Rev. W. H.
Ray Boyle, pastor of Central Presby
terian church, during a one-day edi
torshin of the Denver Post. He was
limited to take actual charge. of the
paper for one day, following a ser-i
mon criticising newspapers and the
manner of displaying news.
Among news stories the minister
"killed" were those on the Stillman
and Stokes divorce cases. 'All items
relating to boxing were eliminated
from the sports page and the sport
ing comment of Otto Floto also was
"killed," while "Casey At the. Bat"
Page one was given over to a two
column editorial on "The Ideals of
an Editor," an appreciation by Dr.
Boyle, interviews with prominent at
torneys urging improvement of the
jury, system now Iprevailing. a Story
about Governor Shoup vetoing bills
for a normal school at Trinidad, and
t five telegraph items carried by news
Passed by House
Provision Made in Bill to Have
Bureau Independent of
Washington, May 5. The budget
bill was passed today by the house,
"x but with -some changes as adopted j
by the senate. It now goes to con
ference. The vote was 344 to 9.
The bill as passed by the senate
provides for erection of a budget
bureau in the Treasury department,
with both its director and his assist
ant to be appointed by the president.
The house retained the senate meth
od of appointing both officials, but
voted to make the bureau independ
ent of the Treasury department.
Provision is made for abolishment
of the office of comptroller of the
treasury and creation of a comptrol
ler general to be selected by the
president. The measure as approved
by the senate, provided for a seven
year term for the comptroller general
and made him subject to removal by
joint congressional resolution which
requires the signature of the presi
As passed by the house, however,
the bill provides for his removal by
concurrent resolution, not requiring
the president's signature.
Recognition of Mexico
Urged in House of Commons
London, May 5. Recognition of
Mexico on the ground that ' Mexico
never would. become stable until it
secured recognition was advocated
in the' house of commons by Maj.
Christopher Lowthcr, during debate
on foreign affairs.
Cecil Harmsworth, under secre
tary) in replying, admitted recogni
tion would be an advantage, both to
Mexico and Great Britain and de
sired that it might become possible,
but regretted to say that the reports
of the lack of security and stability
still existing in Mexico rendered im
possible recognition by the British
Burning Ship Raced Into
Port to Save Passengers
Falmouth, ' Eng., May 5. (By
The Associated Press.) The Harri
son line steamer Ingoma, on fire,
dashed into Falmouth today after a
race of 100 miles to save the lives
of its 88 passengers and its crew.
The Ingoma was bound from Lon
don for the W:est Indies. The tiro
was discovered 100 miles off Fal-
tmouth while the passengers wcr
asleep. The captain of the vessel
kept them .in ignorance of their dan
ger and, having prepared the boats
for launching, made for Falmouth
under full .steam.
Man is Found Not Guilty
Of .Murdering His Parents
Rensselaer, Ind., May 5. Ralph
M. Davis was found not guilty of
the murder of his parents by a jury
today. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Davis were found in the
ruins, of their burned home near
Morocco, January 21.
The state contended that Davis
killed his parents when his, father
refused to make good $1,400 that
the former is alleged to have em
bezzled while secretary of the New
ton County Farm bureau.
Jonas Kuppenheimer Dies.
Chicago, May 5, Jonas Kuppen
heimer. 67. for many years president ,
and ore of the founders of the cloth
ing firm bearing his name, died at
j hi home here yesterday.
Fatal Injuries In
Crash In Bluffs
Sustains Severe Fracture of
Skull When Street Car
Collides With Buggy on
J. K. Estal, 45, sustained a frac
tured skull that probably will prove
fatal, when a street car collided
with his team and buggy at Eighth
avenue and Main street, Council
Bluffs, yesterday afternoon.
He was taken to the Mercy hos
pital, where it was found that he was
suffering from a gash nearly 10
inches long. His skull was frac
tured and he was still unconscious
last night. Dr. M. E. O'Kccfc, at
tending surgeon, said that it was
doubtful if the patient would recover
from his wound.
According to witnesses, Estal
drove his team around the end of a
standing street car and onto the
tracks-in the path of a car approach
ing from the opposite direction. The
crash was terriffic. The buggy was
demolished and the ffront end of
the street car was crushed.
E. E. Brock was the motorman
operafing the stieet car which struck
the buggy and iRay McKeeman th
conductor in charge. The police
ambulance was called to convey the
victim of the accident to the hos
Pleads Not Guilty
To Murder of Woman
North Platte, Neb., May 5. (Spe
cial.) Victor Moss pleaded not
guilty in county court to a charge
of fire degree murder in causing the
death of Mrs. Linton several weeks
ago. Moss was a roomer at the
Linton home, became infatuated with
Mrs. Linton and when she rebuked
him it is charged that he pulled ' a
gun and-shot her, her death follow
ing a few days later. Moss after
shooting-Mrs. Linton turned the gun
upon himself and has just recov
ered from the injuries inflicted. Moss
had been employed at the telephone
exchange prior to the shooting.
Magazine Solicitor is
'Held on Check Charge
North Platte. Nb., May 5. (Spe
cial.) J. R.. Nolan, alias Varrcll. is
confined in the county jail on charge
of raising a check from $1 to $25.
Nolan, who is a solicitor for maga
zines, is wanted at Glemvood
Springs, Colo., on a check-raising
Former Florida Governor
Indicted on Fraud Charge
Jacksonville, Fla., May 5. The
Rev. Sidney J. Catts, whose term as
governor of Florida expired last Jan
uary 3, was indicted in connection
with bribery Charges by the Brad
ford county grand jury at Starke late
yesterday, according to advices re
ceived here today. .
Tartly cloudy Friday; not
change in temperature.
n.t I H p.
B.1 ' 7 p.
H , S p.
U.S. Asked toSendEnvoy
Washington, Mav 5. Sir Auck
land Gcddcs, British ambassador,
carried to the State department to
day the formal invitation to the
L'nited States from the allied powers
to h represented on the supreme
couiic)', the reparations commission
and the council of ambassadors. The
invitation was cabled front London
London, May 5. The allied ulti
matum issued to Germany today
summons it 16 reply categorically by
May 12 at the latest whether it will
perforin its unfulfilled obligations
under the tracty of Versailles, pri
marily as to the payment of repara
tions to the allied powers.
Should Germany fail to comply,
the allies give notice that they will
proceed on May 12 with the occupa
tion of the Jiuhr valley, "and to un
dertake all other military and naval
The terms for Germany's payment
of its debt to the allies arc to ne
given it by the allied reparations
commission by tomorrow..
i Ultimatum Delivered.
Meanwhile the allies, the ultima
tum states, are to continue with a'.!
necessary preliminaries for the oc
cupation of the Ruhr.
The ultimatum was handed to Dr.
Sthamer, the German ambassador in
London, this morning. It reads,
after reciting Germany's unfulfilled
treaty obligations with regard to
disarmament, reparations, the trial of
war criminals and other matters, in
substance as follows:
"The allied powers, taking note of
the fact that despite the successive
concessions made by the allies since
the signature of the treaty of Ver
sailles, and despite the warnings and
sanctions agreed upon at Spa and
Paris, as well as of the sanctions
announced at London and since ap
plied, the German government is
still in default in fulfillment of the
obligations incumbent upon it under
the terms of the treaty of Vcrsalles
Payment Due May 1.
"Second The payment due May
1, 1921, under article 235 of the
treaty, which the reparations com
mission already hat called upon it to
make at this date.
"Third The tria! of war crimi
nals, as further provided for by the
allied notes of February 13 and Mav
7, 1920, and, '"
"Fourth Certain other important
respects, notably those which arise
under articles 264 to 267. 269, 273,
321. 322 and 327 of the treaty, de
cide: "(A) To proceed from today with
all necessary preliminary measures
for the occupation of the Ruhr. val
ley by allied troops on the Rhine
under the conditions laid down.
"(B) In accordance with Article
235 of the Versailles treaty to invite
(Turn to Tnice Two, Column Two.)
De Valera and Ulster
Premier r Conference
Belfast. May 5. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Sir James Craig,
premier designate for Ulster, and
Prof. .Eamnion De Valera, the Irish
republican leader, had a conference
on Irish affairs in Dublin today, it
w?s announced officially. It , was
added that they exchanged their
The discussion between Sir James
and Professor De Valera it was
said, was quite apart from the po
sit:o"h in Ulster which remains un
ehmged. i ,
Dublin, May 5. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The meeting of Sir
I-iires Craig and Prof. De Valera to
hy is regarded here as of great im
portance, in view of Professor De
Vnlera's proclamation to the Irish
people early this week, in which he
referred to provision for such devo
lution in the administration of home
affairs as to make for satisfaction
and contcntnffnt. Sir James a few
-days ago exressed a wish to nwt
the republican leader.
French Military Leaders
Pay Tribute to Napoleon
Paris, May 5. Marshal Foch,
Marshal Petain and other military
leaders, with M. Barthou, war min
ister, paid tribute to the genius ol
Napoleon today, before the tomb
of the unkown soldier of France in
the nrighborhood of the Arc de Tri-
omphe. The ceremony marked the
second day of celebration of tin
100th anniversary of the death of the
"little corporal." President Miller
and, Hugh Wallacn, retiring Amer
ican ambassador, and a detachment
of the American Legion were pres
Troops from all branches of ths
service were drawn up in vast cir
cles. New Zealand Court Rules
Against United Statci
Wellington. N. L. May 5. A de
cision rendered by the New Zealand
court of appeals in a patent case was
to the affect that the United States,
having assumed no obligations under
the Versailles treaty, could not claim
for itself or its nationals any rights
conferred by that treaty.
Mexican Destroyer Disabled
Los Angeles. Mav 5. The Mex
ican destroyer Vaqui is in a disabled
I condition 5(H) miles south of I-os
Angeles, according to a w ireless
message received here bv the Los
I Angeles Evening Expre. A tug
i w as repot tod on the way to the ves
: sol. jirrparcil to tow hrr to S.mta
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