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At Any Cost
Aim of U. S.
Chief of Staff Approves Kf
fort to Kidnap Slacker
Criticizes Allen for Ap-
pologizing to Germans.
Gold Pot Plot Is Exposed
Ihlvago Trihune-Omalia) Ilea Leaved Wire.
Washington, May 9. If the War
department gets a chance to catcli
Grovcr Cleveland Bergdoll, the no
torious draft slacker now hiding in
Germany, it is not going to be
bluffed out of any narrow construc
tion of international law. The de-
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Bergdoll" until it exhausts every
means at its command.
This in effect, was the testimony
of General Peyton C. March, chicf-of-staff
of the army, before the house
committee investigating the Berg
doll case. The War department, ac
cording to General March, considers
Bergdoll "an exceptionally bad
specimen of draft slacker" and is de
termined to bring him to justice "at
any cost." Behind closed doors, the
general told the committee of in
tricate diplomatic webs that arc be
ing woven to extradiatc Bergdoll
and bring him back to face the sen
tence he escaped when he was per
mitted to go hunting for the $100,
000 pot of gold last fall.
Regarded As Bad Specimen.
"The War department," said Gen
eral March, "has made persistent ef
fort both through military and dip
lomatic channels to get Bergdoll. Of
course, he is only one of 150,000
slackers, but the department regards
him as a very bad specimen and we
want him. The efforts of those two
men at Coblenz to get Bergdoll in
violation of international law have
our entire sympathy. We want to
get him at any price."
Members of the committee wanted
to know whether the effort to kid
nap Bergdoll was a violation of in
ternational law. General March
stated that it was in violation of the
armistice agreement, "lie added that
efforts were now being made through
diplomatic channels that he could not
discuss publicly, but which he would
be glad to tell about in executive
session. After he had concluded his'
public testimony the committee
heard- him in executive session for
fialf an hour.
Criticizes Alleri Apology.
The apology made for the effort
of the two American detectives to
get Bergdoll was not directed from
ashmgton, General Marcli stated.
It was on the initiative of General
Allen, commander of te American
forces in Germany. General March
stated that when he first hc4rd of the
kidnaping effort he assumed that it
was engineered by members of the
American expeditionary forces and
lie prepared a statement to the effect
that he assumed full responsibility
for their actions.
"I entirely approved of their ef
forts." said General March.
"Then you would not have apolo
gized?" he was asked.
"Not one bit,", replied the gen
eral. "Was General Allen censured?"
(Turn to Tajre Two. Colnmn Two.)
"Mermaid Sheath" Is
Sanctioned in Europe
By Racing Devotees
Paris, May 9. The "mermaid
sheath" gown which was introduced
by former Queen Victoria of Por
tugal 'tt the blac? and white ball at
Chnn'jps Elysees Friday night re
ceived its sanction by European so
ciety, at Longchamps races.
At Longchamps a dozen society
matrons and debutantes appeared in
the paddock attired in variations of
the famous creation.
Tightly fitting the body, the gowji
lias a complete tail which gives it a
perfect "fishy" effect. The likeness
yi completed by the thousands of
minute silver scales which are put on
the dress after the fashion of shin
ties on a house and which are tiht-
ed in order to give a, phosphorescent
A perfect reproduction of a speck
led trout was worn by Mile. Mistin
guett, the famous comedienne, while
Airs. Walter Jttutchins, wite ot tne
tire magnate, drew attention as a
Norris Packer Regulation
Bill Is Urged in Senate
Washington, May 9. Enactment
, of the. Norris packer regulation bill,
creating a live stock commissioner
in the Department of Agriculture,
was urged on the senate by its agri
cultural committee today as a means
of eliminating "distrust and suspicion
' in the methods under which markets
The committee declared that the
live stock marketing and manufactur
ing companies were public utilities
'" and as such properly came under fed
7 " eral regulation. "
Methodist Review Editor
Kills Self by Hanging
Bowling Green, Ky., May 9 Long
a sufferer from insomnia. Dr. Frank
W. Thomas, 48, editor of the Quar
terly Review of the Methodist Epis
copal church, south, and one of the
most prominent men in the national
conference of the church, committed
suicide by hanging, here. His body
was found in a thicket near his
Preference for Veterans.
Washington, May 9. Preference
to world war veterans in employ
ment in government reclamation
projects would be given tinder a
bill by Senator Gooding, republican,
Idaho, passed today by the senate
and sent to the house. , '
Green Popular Color
In Board Walk Frocks
Atlantic City, N. Y.. May 9 Hope
has revived that stockingless calves
may again he permitted after being
forbidden for several years. So far
the mayor has maintained discreet
silence. He has all elements of so
ciety to consider and his position is
positively delicate. The ulrra-prudcs
;irc firm in demanding no conces
sions, and, if anything, greater in
sistence on hiding even more of the
bathers' cuticle than formerly.
"I am between the bathers and the
deep blue sea," says the mayor dc-
The vanguard of bathing costume
fashions for the summer is beginning
to appear in board walk shop win
dows. Orange creations some of
them are, but, after all, they arc shop
Green is the popular color today
on the board walk. The color is
plentiful in hats, frocks, sweaters
and stockings. Hats 'are large but
the maidens under 20 incline to
Killed in Irish
Many Women and Children
Trampled in Panic at
Church; Houses at Clon
Dublin, May 9. Week-end dis
turbances in Ireland included the
killing of two constables and the
wounding of two sergeants,, besides
a stampede of a iesuit congregation
in Dublin, resulting in several per
sons being injured, caused by firing
outside the church.' The people
rushed from the loors on hearing
shots fired at individuals who were
held responsible for throwing three
bombs at a lorry.
Women and children . were
trampled in the confusion.
Dublin castle reported unsuccess
ful attacks on the Dublin and Gon
bourne barracks Saturday night.
Head Constable Storey was .Killcd
and a sergeant wounded while re
turning from church at Castle Island,
County Kcrrv. A constable ot
Coolgreany, County Wexford, was
killed and a sergeant wounded in
an ambush at Inch.
Two Houses Destroyed.
Official reports of reprisals by the
military in districts in county Cork
show two houses at Clommult were
destroyed May 6. also the furniture
and household effects of two resi
dents of Castlcmartyr were destroy
ed. These reprisals were for attacks
on two members of the royal Irish
constabulary. The houses of three
Kilmichacl residents were destroyed
Friday in reprisal for an -attack on
two auxiliaries at Macroom, April 29.
Searches were carried out m the
eastern district of Cork, eight ar
rests being mad?.
John Dillon, chairman of the na
tionalist party, will publish a letter
tomorrow saying he lias advised his
friends to take no part in the south
ern elections. Such an agreement as
that reached between the Sinn Fein
and nationalists in the north, he de
clared would be impossible, even if
The program of the Sinn Fein is to
secure a solid block. If the national
ists took part, he continues, it could
only be as opponents of the republi
cans and the contest would create
titter feeling. - ' "
One Man Killed.
Belfast, May 8. A. two-hour en
gagement between crown forces ap
proaching Knappagh mountain and
an ambushing party, was reported
from County Cavan today, the en
counter resulting in the dislodgment
of the ambushing forces, of which
one was killed and nine taken prison
er. One soldier was wounded:
A house nearby, the reports state,
was found to contain bombs, am
munition, clothing, rations and bed
Police cyclists were ambushed
near Gorey, County Wexford, yes
terday. One constable was killed
and a sergeant wounded. People
who had been attending a fair there
vanished, and the storekeepers were
ordered to close their shops.
Girls with collecting boxes invit
ing subscriptions for the republican
army were the indirect cause of a
riot here today. Police -demanded
the names of the collectors, upon
which a crowd appeared and, it is
alleged, stoned the police, who used
their revolvers. One man was
Aviator Dies of Injuries
Sustained When Plane Falls
Marshalltown. Ia., May 9. Harold
E. Dujardin, 22, of Chicago, en
gaged in commercial flying, died here
late yesterday of injuries sustained
when" his plane fell 300 feet. A gust
of wind is believed to have caused
him to lose control. His skull was
fractured. Guy Woods of Des
Moines, his passenger, was slightly
Madison, Wis., Building
Strike Ends as Men Agree
Madison, Wis., May 9. Accep
tance by union workmen of a reduc
tion from $1.12 to $1 an hour for
bricklayers and from to 90 cents
for carpenters brought the building
tie-up here to an end today.
Man Attempting to .
Hang Self Breaks His
Back as Son Cuts Rope
Sioux City, la., May 9. George
Kolcfs, living near Sheldon, la., at
tempted to commit suicide by hang
ing himself by a rope from a wind
mill on Saturday. His 14-year-old
boy saw him hanging and cut him
down. He attempted to hold his
father as he cut the rope, but Rolcfs
fell to the ground, a distance of 50
feet. His back was broken in the
fall and he was paralyzed as the result,.
Is Made to
Opposition Reported iu Mid
West to Exempting American
Ships in Panama Does
Hearings May Be Held
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, May 9. The bill
exempting American ships from pay
ment of Panama canal tolls will ap
ply to all American bottoms, instead
of coastwise vessels only, according
to the predictions of members of the
senate committee 6n interoccanic
canals, following their meeting today
to begin consideration of the meas
ure. The Committee, by a large major
ity, favored r.-ieh legislation and
Senator Johnston of California
moved to report the bill to the senate
at once. It was decided,' however,
to afford- nn opportunity for pro
ponents and opponents ot tne. ton
exemption to be heard by the com
mittee if they so desire, before final
action is taken by the committee.
Medwest May Object.
It has been stated that the manu
facturers and producers of the middle
west are strongly opposed to the ex
emption bill, on the ground that the
remission of tolls would constitute
not only a subsidy to American ships
using the canal, which arc less than
"6e-fourth of all American shipping,
but a discrimination favoring their
tidA.vJer competitors. The conten
tion is that the New York manufac
turer,' for example, shipping via the
canal in toll exempt ships, could lay
down his product in the Pacific states
at a much lower price than the
Illinois manufacturer shipping all
Chairman Borah stated that no re
quests for hearings had been received
from the opponents of the proposed
legislation and none of the mid
western senators and representative
was on hand to argue against it be
fore the committee today.
Midwestern organizations of man
ufacturers and other commercial in
terests and individuals desiring to
submit arguments against the toll
exemption bills can arrange to be
heard by writing or telegraphing to
Senator Borah, who will set a date
for such hearing before the commit
tee considers action on the measures.
Repeal Toll Exemption.
In 1914, congress, at the request of
President Wilson, repealed the toll
exemption act of 1912, mainly on the
ground that it was a violation of the
Hayne-Faunccfote treaty providing
for equality of treatment of the
ships of all nations. The majority
of the 'committee, however, takes the
position that this provision means
equality of treatment for the ships
of all nations other than the United
States, the builder and protector of
President Harding intends to
carry into effect the republican plat-
(Turn to Face Two. Column Three.)
For Men to Be Built
With Convict Labor
Lincoln, May 9. (Special.) Con
vict labor will be employed in erec
tion of the new $300,000 reformatory
for men, according to a statement
issued today by L. C Oberlics,
chairman of the state board of con
trol. r .
. "We want to get it done rapidly
and while convict labor isn't fast
labor we feel that it will be shorter
than dealing with numerous strikes,"
The present plan of the boarjl of
control is to employ a high-priced
superintendent of construction who
shall direct the work of the con
victs. This plan is similar to that
wnployed by the government in
building the federal prison at Leav
enworth. Oberlies stated today that the
board would visit the various sites
offered by Nebraska towns and that
a location for the reformatory would
be the first step in its erection.
Congressman Kills Self
Without Taking Seat
Battle Creek. Mich., May 9. Con
gressman Wrilliam H. Frankhauser
of the third Michigan district com
mitted suicide in a sanitarium here
by cutting his throat with a razor.
He was found in a bathtub by his
attendants. Despondency over ill
health is believed to have been the
Mr. Frankhauser. whose home was
in Hillsdale, was elected to congress
last November. He became ill
shortly after and never had taken
Judge Says He Has No Right
To Punish Judge Lindsey
Denver, May 9. Judge Warren
A Haggott of the district court
handed down a written opinion here
today declaring he had no right to
issue a writ of execution in the case
of Juvenile Judge Ben B. Lindsey,
who is under sentence to pay a fine
of $500 or go to jail, following Lind
scy's' conviction on charges of con
tempt of court. Judge Haggott said
the matter was up to the district at
torney. League Meets September 5.
Geneva, May 9. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The assembly of the
league of nations will hold its next
meeting September 5 in Geneva.
President Da Cunha of the league's
council issued the call today for this
Parade of Shriners
Washington, May 9. President
Harding reviewed today a parade of
Shriners held in connection with 16th
annual convention of the National
League of Masonic clubs.
Several thousand Shriners filed
past the executive offices in automo
biles and on foot. Two cars collided
opposite the president, but there were
Smilingly the president declined
the invitation shouted at him to
"come on and join us," but he dem
onstrated his familiarity with the
rites of the order by giving the
grand salaam in answer to that ex
tended to him. A Shn'ner seated on
a camel almost lost his perch with
his approving cry of "At-a-boy, Mr.
The informality of the affair was
further extenuated by the halting of
an automobile before the president
while its occupants chanted "Wejovc
you, Mr. Harding, for you are one
of us." .
U. S. Represented
Again at Meeting
Of Allied Council'
American Envoy at Paris
Takes Seat at Today's Ses
sion of Ambassador's
Paris, May 9. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) American repre
sentation at allied conferences was re
sumed today when Hugh C. Wallace,
the American ambassador, took his
seat at the session of the council of
Mr. Wallace received his instruc
tions last night from Secretary of
State Hughes to represent the United
States government at the ambassa
The American ambassador was
warmly welcomed at the foreign of
fice, where the council happened to
be meeting this morning, and was
given a seat at the right of Jules
Cambon of France, the president cf
The problem of upper Silesia 'was
the subject of the deliberations of.
the council this forenoon.
Roland W. Boydcn, who formerly
sat with the allied reparations com
mission at its sessions, has received
his instructions from the State de
partment to resume his sent with
Germany to Agree.
Berlin, May 9. (By the Associated
Press.) Sentiment in German po
IJtiVnl rirrlfs was shnwintr a drift at
noon today in favor of agreeing to
the allied reparations terms, ji is
hrlievAl a nsrliamentarv coali
tion which will accept the allied ulti
matum will be constituted witnin tne
next 24 hours.
France Answers Note.
Paris, May 9. France today re
plied to the note which Germany last
arlHrcssed to the allies in which
attention was called to the Polish in
surgent movement in Loner Silesia.
The reply assures Germany that the
allied forces have no need of out
side help. It points out that troubles
were due at least in part, to false
rumors that the mining district had
hern nwarded to Germany, and it
states that the allies are doing their
full duty under tne circumstances
and already are re-establishing order.
Troops Held in Readiness.
Taris, May 9. Even if the Ger
mans accept the allied reparations
ultimatum, the troops mobilized for
the occupation will be held in readi
ness for action' in case Bavaria docs
not disarm before June 30, the time
limit fixed by the allies for comple
tion of the disarming process, it was
stated in official circles today.
Disciples of Christ Open
Convention at Springfield
Springfield, 111.. May 9. The Con
gress of the Disciples of Christ
(Christian church) will open a four
days' session here tonight. About
600 ministers from all over the coun
try are expected to attend.
Successes and failures of the co
operative church movement in which
protectant churches recently en
gaged will be the topic of the first
Recognition by Britain
Claimed by Russian Soviet
Copenhagen, ' May 9. (By The
Associated Press.) The British gov
ernmenf, it is asserted in informa
tion obtained here from a Russian
source, has given de facto recogni
tion to the Russian soviet govern
ment. (No confirmation of this re
port has been received from- any
Some folks seem to have conceived the idea
thai it is too late to make the start to win the
home, automobile or other awards offered by
The Help Yourself Club. This is an entirely mis
taken idea. . . ,
The campaign does not close until June 25th.
By becoming a member now and letting your
friends and acquaintances know of the. fact, you.
will, with their co-operation, have just as good a
chance of winning a Capital Award as any. mem
ber already entered.
See page 6 for particulars. Full information
is published in each Sunday's Bee.
A Compact Which Would Greatly Benefit the Present
and Future of the Country
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Speed Record in
New Mail Plane
'Some Babies," Says Yackey
Of "Ships"After Slicing 43
Minutes From Omaha
New planes coming to the Omaha
division of the air mail service are
"some babies," according to Pilot
W. A. Yackey, 5109 Underwood ave
nue, who (has jtist returned from a
rccord-brAking trip to Cheyenne.
Pilot Yackey left Omaha Friday
for North Platte 40 minutes after
Pilot Moore had "hopped off." He
made the usual two and a half hour
trip in one hour and 42 minutes, ar
riving on the field shortly after his
brother pilot who left 40 minutes
Saturday morning he left North
Platte for Cheyenne, although it was
reported snowing in Cheyenne with
a visibility of only 100 feet.
"I took a chance that it would
clear up," he said in explaining his
flight. "It was not near as bad for
me as it was for Pilot Pickup who
started east at the same time and in
the midst of the storm."
Despite his handicap, Yackey made
the trip to Cheyenne in one hour and
50 minutes. This is 10 minutes be
low the old record.
On his return to North Platte, with
a high wind blowing from the south
that delayed trains several hours, he
again shattered a speed record, mak
ing the flight in one hour and 55
minutes. The old record was two
hours, and one .n'nute. Pilots going
west at the same time battled unsuc
cessfully in an endeavor to cross the
McKclvie Says He Will Not
Enter Race for U. S. Senator
Lincoln, May 9. (Special.)
Gov. S. R. McKclvie declined today
to announce his candidacy for Unit
ed States senator following the an
nouncement that R. B. Howell, Om
aha, intended to make an early start
in the race for nomination at the pii
mary. "Some of them. will need a long
stretch to make the grade," the gov
"Seriously, - though,' I have too
much business to attend to at this
time to get into any race."
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eon followed the good advice of hie
every father practiced what he preach.
One Guard Killed
In Prison Revolt
Call Sent Out for Help to
Quell Trouble at Indiana
Louisville, Ky., . May 9. During
a revolt of prisoners at the Jeffer
son'ville,' Ind., reformatory late last
night, John G. Grimm, 50, a guard,
was beaten to death with a blunt in
strument, and two other guards were
Six prisoners at fhe Indiana re
formatory overpowered Grimm. Aft
er felling him they took his pistol and
leftrhim tied hand and foot.
Some distance away the prisoners
met George H. Phelps, night cap
tain of the guards. Using the pistol
they had taken from Grimm, the pris
oners forced Phelps to surrender his
weapon. He, too, was tied. Suc
cessful that far, the prisoners start
ed for the east wall. Four gained
the top of it, the other two remained
In the meantime Phelps had spread
the alarm, .and the four prisoners
were unable to get over the wall,
which is extremely high. Several
guards trained shot guns on the wall,
cautioned the men to return peace
fully. Women Deny Guilt in
Big Toledo Robbery
Toledo, May 9. Three women,
Emma Marvin, Pearl Sommers and
Stella Kaefer, entered pleas of not
guilty when arraigned in the United
States district court here today on
charges contained in an indictment
returned by the federal grand jury
in connection ' with the $1,000,000
mail robbery of last February 17.-
The women are charged with -conspiracy.
They were arrested in De
troit and brought back here last
week. Bond in one case was fixed
at $10,000 and that of the other two
at $50,000. "
The Marvin woman formerly ope
rated .a . rooming- house where
Charles-Schultz; one of the-allegad
principals" in . the . robbery' lived.
Bonds amounting . to $141,000, be
lieved by federal authorities to have
been Schultz' share of the postoffice
toot, .were...found -in a shed at ,.thc
rear of the rooming house. The con
nection the- other women may have
had in the case was not divulged.-
Johnson .Has Amendment
v To Regulate Primaries
Yaslu'llgton, May 9. Senator
Johnson, republican, California,: in
troduced today a resolution propbs
ing a constitutional amendment to
give congress authority to regulate
state primaries. It is designed to
meet the situation arising from the
decision of the supreme court in the
Newberry case, that congress was
without power to regulate primaries.
Senator" Newberry returned today
to his scat in the senate.
Lone Bandit Robs Hotel
Cashier, in Sioux City
' Sioux City, la.. May. .SM-rAi lone
bandit held up. the cashier of the
Martin hotel in her office at 1:45
this i '.afternoon, obtained- $200,
walked out into the crowded lobby
and escaped. There were 500 people
within 50 feet of the scene;
Bandits Kill Restaurant Man.
Independence, la., May 9. D. L.
Calmes, restaurant owner here was
killed today .by seven alleged bank
robbers, who it is said by the po
lice, were attempting to force an en
trance to the Bank of Independence,
when surprised by Calmes. Five of
the men, all Mexicans, wye arrested.
Proposal for U. S.
Control of Labor
Plan Urged by Gary Attacked
As "Plan to Enslave Wage
r Earners," by Labor
. Cincinnati,. May 9. The roposal
of Chairman E: H. Gary of the
United States Steel corporation for
governmental regulation of labor
unions is but" another attempt to
"keep in continual subjection and
enslavement the wac earners," Mat
thew Woll. vice - president of the
American Federation o Labor, de
clared in a sU'cmcnt sent out tj the
members of is organization, made
Mr. Woll warned the workers thai
"Judge Gary has in mind, nothing
more nor less than the extension of
anti-trust and anti-combination laws
and a relentless enforcement of such
laws to prevent the effective func
tioning of the .trade unions, with
out disturbing capital."- ;
"Without careful ' analysis one
might be led to believe JuJge Gary's
purpose was relinquishing or subor
dinating his control and that of the
board of directors over the steel' in
dustry," he slid. - "Banish the
thought. Judge Gary is merely us
ing popular terminology to maijk the
sinister thought and purpose of
strengthening his hold on the steel
industry and to weaken, if not de
stroy," the increasing force and pow
er of organized workmen in tncir
struggle to bring the light of-publicity
and the torch- of justice ino
the affairs of Judge Gary and his
Declaring that the '-steel trust" will
be unionized, Mir. Woll said, "No one
appreciates more keenly than Judge
Gary that the workers in the steel
mills cannot be continuously op
pressed and- depressed withoul the
spark of protest and revolt setting
aflame the steel industrial fabric.
''judge Gary's plan to regulate or
ganized labor- and enslave-the indi
vidual workers in merely.an acknowl
edgement ,of the danger- he forese:s
of. one "man saying -foij himself, "I
am the Industry." ' . -
Kronstadt Revolt Leaders
Executed by Reds v Report
j Stockholm, ' May 9. Reports of
vfhojesale execution by the bolsheviki
of participants in the recent Kron
stadt uprising are contained in, a
private message from Hclsingfors to
the Tideningcn today. These met
with'- immediate denial however,
from, the bolsheviki agency here.
The message asserted that several
thousands of. the Kronstadt rebels,
among them hundreds of women and
children, had been executed, but the
soviet agency says that, only '13 per
sons, leaders of the revolt,' were
shot. , ' ' 1 ' '
Father of, Governor of
Maine, Historian, Dies
Portland, ' Me., ' Mav 9. James
Pinncy Baxter, 91, father of Gov
ernor P. P. Baxter of' Maine, and
widely known as a historian, died
today. '- ' . '
, ' Forecast.
Tossibly showers -Tuesday;
much change in temperature.
" Hourly Temperatures.
I. ' tit .
I m .
P. m .
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a. m .
10 . m.
11 a. m.
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Conferences Indicate Majority
In Reichstag for Acquies
cence in Peace Terms
Peoples Party Opposed.
Loebe to Head Cabinet
By The .o-lutnl lrm.
Berlin, May 9. The majority so
cialists and clericals in party confer
ences today voted in' favor of accept
ing the ultimatum of the allies. The
dermaii peoples party, iy a vote ot
59 to 5, rejected the proposition. The
democrats were in session at mid
As the independent socialists have
favored yielding to the allies, it is
believed there will be a sufficient ma
jority in the reichstag for acceptance
of the ultimatum.
Paul Locbc of the majority so
cialists and president of the reichstag
will be commissioned by President
Ebert with t!' task of forming a
Germans Are Sullen.
Dusseldorf, May 9. (By the As
sociated Press.) As the day ap
proaches for the possible occupation
of additional German territory f y the "'
allies the temper of the population
seems to be growing more nervous
and sullen. Leaves of officers and.
soldiers have been reduced and few
er troops are visible in the streets.
French headquarters has informed
the burgomasters that the artillery
would fire at the first outbreak of
The. first incident between civilians
and troops of the French army of
occupation occurred today, when an
automobile ran past the military out
posts of Dusseldorf. One of the
occupants of the machine fired three
revolver shots, one bullet severing
the finger of a French sentry.
On entering the city the autonio-
bile was stopped and its occupants ' '
arrested. They will be court-mar-tailed.
Friedlaender Favors Plan.
Berlin, May 9. (By tlie Associ
ated Press.) The advice which Rob
ert Friedlaender, industrialist and , ,
financier, gives his countrymen, in
an examination of the allied ultima
tum and protocol is this:
"The fate of Germany and its
future good name are in our hands;
let us go to work. This document
has been drawn up by sober-minded,
calmly calculating business, men who
have weighed the prerequisites on
which their conclusions are based."
Herr Friedlaender believes that the
allies' terms are acceptable he says,
because they are not unreasonable '
and can be fulfilled under condi- f"
tions which may be taken for "'
granted and which indeed, will be
incorporated in the treaty.
Authors are Commended.
He sets forth the things necessary
to Germany's ability to carry out the
protocol as the return of Germany's
industrial capacity, inventive genius
and enterprise to the pre-war basis
at least and that no integral parts .
of her territory be detached, thus -causing
irrcdentas on the borders."
He commends the authors of the
(Turn to Vuge Two. Column One.)
Wealthy Farmer Kills
Self by Shot From
Gun Clamped in Vise
Seward, Neb., May 9. (Special
Telegram.) After inserting a rifle in
a vise in the woodshed at his homu
ne'ar Gochner, Neb., seven miles .
north 6f Seward, Edward Jensen, 70,
wealthy farmer, committed suicide
by shooting himself through the '
head. . '
The man was lead when found.'
He evidently had bent to a stooping .
position after clamping the rifle m
the vise- and pulled the. trigger when
his head was almost against the end
of the barrel. ...
Ill health was attributed as the
motive of the suicide. Jensen's
estate is valued at about $200,000.
He owned a half section of land on '
which he and his wife lived. Besides
his wife, a grown sou survives.
No inquest will be held, the coro
ner stating that the death was a
plain case of suicide.
Mother and Son Seriously
Burned When Oil Ignites
Sioux Falls, S. D., May 9. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Art-bur Luke, wife of a .
Hamlin county farmer, and her
seven-year-old son - were badly
burned when a can of kerosene used.
by Mrs. Luke in kindling a fire was
ignited. She threw the burning can
from her, the flames catching the lit
tle son in their pathway. The hus
band, by prompt action, saved -both
their lives, extinguishing the flames
by strenuous efforts. Mrs. Luke was
badly burned about the face, head
and chest and for a time it was
feared her eyesight had been im
Illinois Governor Hears
Mother's Pica to See Son ..
Springfield. III., May 9. Governor
Small of Illinois today received a
message of gratification for harken- '
ma to a dvintr mother's wish vc-
tcrday, Mothers' day. . l
Koy l rancis Wall, a convicted con
fidence man, returned to the Joliet
penitentiary with a promise on his
lips to "go straight."
Wall, under guard, had rushed
hofnc from prison yesterday, with
the governor's permission, to see his
sick mother. She died two hours
later. ', '
Albert to Visit England.
lAumon, mav y. u was ulnciafiy
announced today that King Albert
of. liclgium would pay a visit of
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