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Partly cloody tonight and tomorrow;
rising temperature. Temperature at 8 a.
nx, 60 degrees; normal temperature for
June 23 for the last thirty years, 74
Mystery surrounds the raiding by
Che police today of a furnished room
at 1107 I street northwest, -where.
It was learned, detectives found
packages said to he bombs.
Neither Major Pullman nor In
spector Grant had anything to say
In connection with the alleged find
ing of explosives in the house, but
the police are said to kep close
watch over a man known only as
Hinkllng, who claims to be a com
puter in the Treasury Department,
and sells candy as a side line at
The man is said to be of small
statue and dark complexion. It is
said he is never seen coming or go
ing, except at night, and that he is
always seen earning a wicker suit
Attorney GiTes Clue.
It -was from W. Calvin Chase, a.
colored lAwyer, who. lives . next door
vto the house and is the owner of the
place that the police obtained the
flrst clue as to the existence of the
alleged explosives. He told the po
lice that the actions of the man to
-whom the house was rented thre
ZnontbB ago drew his curiosity and
caused him to investigate.
A. search of the premises failed to
produce any evidence of candy being
packed or stored there. The police,
however, refused to discuss the nature
of the packages found in the house.
Mywtery Sbronda Mouse.
The front windows of the house are
whitewashed and it is impossible to
Bee through them at all at any point
JLn air of mystery surrounds th- house
and, although, so far, only an empty
eult case and piles of dirty news
papers have been found in it, the po
lice believe they have an important
clue which may lead to disclosures in
connection with the proposed out
fcreak by the Reds on July Fourth.
William H. Sanders, a real estate
agent, in the Southern building, agent
also for the house in I street, aaid
today he knew nothing about the
man or his actions
The lull In the storm of league of
Stations controversy promised by the
abandonment of the Knox resolution,
for the present, at least, by Senator
Lodge and other Republican leaders
of the Senate would not prevent Sen
ator Borah and other anti-league
Senators from continuing to insist
that league opposition be made an
out-and-out Republican issue, it was
ascertained today from an authoritat
Even on the Republican side the
feeling was general that Lodge's de
cision to withdraw the Knox measure
temporarily meant it had passed into
history Senator Hitchcock. Senate
yninorlty leader, predicted that it
"would neer be called up for a
Vote." He and other Democratic
Naders spared no pains to show that
they were Jubilant.
I say to Senator Borah that, if he
proposes to put his party on record
against the League of Nations or
leave his party, he will leave his
party. Hitchcock added.
Lodge gave as the reason the ne
cessity for passing appropriation
bills, particularly the army and navy
bills, this week. But it was learned
that Root's advice, given Knox and
Lodge during bis visit here last
week was that the Knox resolution
constituted a "forlorn hope," that a
test vote on It would show nothing
jiew, and that Senate opponents of
;tbe treaty and league in their pres
ent form should unite on their ulti
mate program and work toward that.
This ultimate program. Root point
ed out is how much or how little
amendment of the treaty is to be in
plated on, and how much of the re
Vision demanded can safely be fought
for and obtained.
A general conrerence or tnose seek
ing revision of the treaty is llkelv
Ihlfl week, to decide on united action
,t some aort when the real fight
actually begins with the presentation
yt the treaty ay rrctiucni wiison.
BORAH TO CONTINUE
GH ON LEAGUE
Published every evening (Including Sunday)
Entered an iecond-cla.M matter, at the
poitofnce a.t Washington, D. C
The President-Elect of Brazil,
His Wife and Daughter
Dr. Epitacio Pessoa, Mrs. Pessoa, and their daughter, who are
being feted in "Washington. At Mt. Vernon yesterday Miss .Pessoa
placed a wreath' qijaurel on the tomb of Washington. 'vThe'Pessoa
party expect 'to Teatre -Washington Wednesday for a ten-day' tour of
the country before sailing for home.
PROBE H. C. L
Promise of an Investigation into
the high cost of living in Washington,
as the result of charges that prices
are higher in the Capital than in
most other cities, was made today at
the meeting of the Senate District
A resolution will be Introduced in
the Senate shortly and Senator Sher
man, chairman of the committee,
will direct an extensive probe Into
food prices and the prices of other
Along with their disrusion of the
high prices, the eommitce today took
up the question of excessive rents in
the District, with a result that the
members were almost unanimous in
Uieir intention of seeking a perma
nent Ijw for the regulation of rents
in the District.
It was lerned deflnitely today that
the Iom-rene amendment extending
the Saulsbury anti-eviction act for
ninety days aftr pece. positively
would remain in the District appropria
tion bill Sentiment In the House and
Senate is solidly in support of the
Whether the proposed Investiga
tion into the cost of living would be
folowed up by remedial legislation.
i members of the committee were not
prepared to a at thit, time. Sup
I ported b the Senate the probe would
J be enduoted b .1 sub-committee of
the lMstrn t Committee
ST. PAUL, June 23. More than
100 persons were reported killed and
many injured in a storm which
struck Fergus Falls, Minn., late yes
terday. Fergus Falls was cut off from all
communication today. Nearby towns
were slightly damaged.
Meager reports from the vicinity
of Fergus Falls said the death toll
will go much higher.
Probably the heaviest casualties
-were at the Grand Central Hotel
MORE DUN 100 I
DEAD IN CYCLONE
Dr. Kpitacio Pessoa, president-elect
of Brazil, who was formally received
in Washington Saturday, will be the
guest of honor this evening at a
dinner tendered by Secretary of the
Treasury Glass. This will be the sec
ond of a series of social and diplo
matic events that will mark the visit
of the distinguished guest in Wash
ington. Dr Tessoa and his official staff and
their i. milies wen the honor guests
of the TJrazilian mbapsy nt luncheon
toda in the Pan-American building.
The Pessoa party expects to leave
Washington Wednesday for a ten
das' tour of the country before sail
ing for home from a gulf port
At the shrine of George Washing
ton, at Mt. Vernon, -.esterday the
Presidentelect of Brazil puid tribute
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EXPECT DE VALERA
NKW lOKK. lune :r, i:dmond
De Valera, priMjmt of t),i Irish
Republic, who. according to Irish
loaders here, is due to arrive :it the
Waldorf today, la expected to Iksuo
a statement soon after ins arrival.
De Valera a.i not available to re
porters yesterda Irish leaders
who said they knew where he was
replied to questions-
"He is within a short distance from
here and will come out at the proper
His associates explained that Pres
ident De Valera is preparing a public
statement for the American people,
which will explain in detail the pur
pose of his visit to America. It la
probable that he will issue this
"WETS" TO WEAK DAISIES.
NEW YORK, June 23. All kickers
against kickless drinks are requested
to wear a daisy or bunch of daises
on June 30 as an emblem of protest
against prohibition. This plan is the
invention of Albert J. Wack, a New
Jersey member of the National As
sociatlon Opposed to National Pro
hibition, who has asked the associa
tion to proclaim the day befqrc the
greaUdrought as "Daisy Day."
OF SEC. GLASS
PARIS, June 23. A Gen
eva dispatch to L 'Intransi
gent today reported that
German warships not sur
rendered to the allies had
been sunk at Kiel.
LONDON, June 23. Admiral von
Reuter, commander of the interned
German fleet, sunk by its own crews
Saturday 'in Scapa Flow, may be
tried by an international court to
gether with U-boat commanders and
other war criminals, it was learned
The British admiralty is forward
ng a full report of the sinking to the
naval armistice commission in Paris,
by whom the next steps will be di
rected. Many Still At Large.
Many of the Germans concerned in
the sinking of their fleet at Scapa
Flow are still at large, according to
a dispatch to the Star today from
Thurso, a small watering place on
the north coast of Scotland. A man
hunt is being conducted through the
According to the Thurso correspon
dent, 10,000 Germans had a hand in
the fleet's destruction.
Of the German vessels Interned in
Scapa Flow, the dreadnought Badci.
and the cruiser Emden remain afloat
today. The Frankfort and the Nurem
burg may possibly bo salvaged. Two
destroyers are still on the surface,
and twenty other destroyers are
Fourteen hundred of the German
sailors have been landed. A few were
killed, and six were wounded in
clashes with British guards. Some
may have drowned.
The main force of the British fleet
was absent from Scapa Flow, its
northern base, when the Germans ea
sayed their coup.
A few drifters and small craft were
on hand, and there were some air
cruft guarding the captured warships.
Description of Sinkings.
An eye witness gave this descrlp
tion of the sinkings:
'Saturday forenoon was quiet. The
sun shone beautifully. At noon it was
reported that one German battleship
was sinking. Almost simultaneously
all the ships hoisted the German en
sign, showing the red flag at their
foremasts The crews immediately
began leaving the ships. By the be
havior of the sinking ships, it was,
evident the seacocks had been opened.
Soon all N-gan to settle down.
"The MolUe, Seydlits, Derflinger,
Hludeiiburg. and on Der I'ann went
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President Wilson today sent the
following nominations to the Sen
To be Under Secretary of
Slate, Frank L. Polk, of New
To be ambassador extraordi
nary and plenipotentiary to
Peru, William E. Gonzales, of
To be envoys extraordinary
and ministers plenipotentiary,
Boaz W. Long, of New Mexico,
to Cuba; Benton McMillin, of
Tennessee, to Guatemala.
The present title of counselor in
the State Department will be aban
doned July 1 when the new appropria
tion bill, creating the new position,
The change In title was made bo
cause of confusion both in the United
States and foreign countries regard
ing the position of counselor. The
State Department's counselor Is the
Senior Assistant Secretary of State
apd becomes Acting Secretary In the
absence oX the Secretary of State.
EVENING, JUNE 23,
FOCH IS READY TO
PARIS, June ' 23. Marshal
Foch's proclamation to be pro
mulgated in Germany in the
event the allied armies should be
compelled to advance contains
It proclaims martial law, in
vites the Germans to respect the
allies' military organization so as
to insure operation of public
services, and asks that discipline
If the Germans refuse to sign
the treaty, thousands of copies
of the proclamation will be dis
tributed in Germany by airplanes.
REFUSE TO LET
Indiscriminate search of pri
vate homes for intoxicating
liquors after prohibition goes
into effect, was voted down by
the House Judiciary Committee
A provision of the Anti-Saloon
League in the enforcement meas
ure, allowing serrching of homes
on affidavits of "two credible
persons" was stricken out, and a
new section inserted so that
liquor hunting can be done only
on a warrant issued by an au
Wets also won a point in elim
inating the minimum fine and
sentence for violation of the pro
hibition act. These minimums
were $500 and 30 days. The max
imum now stands at $1,000 and
With July 1 but seven days away.
Congress today began to hasten prep
arations for the burial of John Bar
leycorn. Prohibition enforcement legislation
must be passed soon after July 1, the
drys declare, or the liquor interests
will secure a foothold It will be bird
to shake. Senator Sterling of South
Dakota, chairman of the subcommit
tee of the Senate, which is handling
prohibition enforcement legislation,
stated today he believed a bill would
be reported before the end of the
"We will hold one more hearing on
Wednesday," Senator Sterling said,
"then we will go into executive ses
sion, and I don't believe that we will
be in executive session very long bo
fore we will report out a bill "
Definition of Intoxicant.
Definition of an intoxicant is the
one question which is bothering r n
gress and its committees. The Antl
Saloon League bill, which has been
Introduced in both houses, would de
fine as an Intoxicant any beverage
which contains one-half of one per
cent of alcohol. There is some oppo
sition to such a definition .ind it Is
declared further that such a provision
would leave but few beverages wu!i
the exception of tea and coffee.
Members of the Senate committee
are disposed to believe that suet a
definition of an intoxicant would
mean that any beverage subject fo
slight fermentation might be held to
be an intoxicant. It has been stated
before the committee that even but
termilk might be held to bo such,
since it Is subject to fermentation
BERLIN. June 23. The Kreiheit to
day reveals details of an alleged plot
against the German government Gen
eral Leouvorbeck, the Frehelt de
clares, is collecting' a large force in
eastern Germany and is determined to
f.?ht the Polest despite new orders
from the German government.
TAKE BETX-ANS BEFORE MEALS and
ie how fine good dictation makes you f el.
TO WAR WIT ES
President Wilson's first address on
his return to the United States, will
be delivered to Congress, it was
stated at the White House today.
The President at that time will
formally submit the peace treaty to
the Senate for ratification. It is
rrobable his address -will be delivered
in the Senate chamber and not to
both houses as has been his custom.
If this is done, it will be because
the whole question of the peace
treaty is a matter for the considera
tion of the Senate alone.
Will Tour Country.
The address probably will be deliv
ered In a day or two after the Presi
dent's return to Washington. Shortly
thereafter ho will start his tour of
the country in support of the league
The White House today wu with
out official advice as to when the
President would return or any details
of the. trip. Secretary Tumulty stated
that the Presrdent has planned to
leave Paris as soon as the peace treaty
is signed. This may be tomorrow
night, he said. In that case the
President will leave Brest Wednesday
morning, and probably will not arrive
In Washington before July 0. The
Georgo Washington, It was said, is
ready to sail at short notice, and the
President desires to be back in Wash
ington as soon as possible.
To Come Direct To Capital.
Upon his return he will come di
rectly to Washington, and has asked
that no demonstrations or receptions
be held in his honor at the port of
debarkation It Is not deflnitely de
cided. Secretary Tumulty stated, at
what port the George Washington
Detailed plans for the President's
swing around the circle are expected
to be announced as son as the peace
treaty is signed.
NUNS TO TELL
HIS TALE TO JURY
MINEOL.A. N. T., June 23. Dr. Wal
ter K. Wilkine, on trial charged with
wife murder, was rcdy today to go on
the witness stand in his own defense
to tostify that his wife was slain by
Wilklns declaration that three
thuga attacked his wife and himself
at their Long Cecil home, beating .the
woman to death, has been bitterly
assailed by the prosecution. He was
expected to be mercilessly cross-examined
by District Attorney Weks.
The prosecutio'n case all circum
stantial evidencc was to close to-
dav Wilkins was expected to bo the
flri-t witness for the defense.
The Secretary of War is authorized
to send armed military forces into
Mexico to protect American lives and
property in that count! y in a reso
lution introduced in the Houe 'today
by Congressman Henry I. Emerson of
The resolution also authorized the
Secretary of War to maintain an
American military force in Mexico
until a responsible government Is
established there which will guaran
tee protection to Americans and
NO DANGER OF HARWICH
WARSHIPS BEING SUNK
LONDON. June 23. There Is no
danger that the surrendered German
submarines now interned at Harwich
will be sunk, according to a statement
Issued by the admiralty today.
They are guarded entirely by Brit
ish soldiers, and there is not a single
German aboard any of them.
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LONDON, June 23. It b officially an
nounced here that Germany has signed the treaty
PARIS, June 23. A note has been received
announcing the German intention to sign the
treaty, it was officially announced this afternoon.
PARIS, June 23. The French foreign office stated
today it would be impossible to complete all arrangements
for formal signing of the peace treaty before yednesday.
The Exchange Telegraph says: 'The time for the
signing of the treaty of peace with Germany has been
fixed between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and the
day probably will be Thursday."
ZURICH, June 23. Vienna newspapers declare that
Austria will follow Germany's lead hr accepting or, re
jecting the peace treaty.
Envoy Given Power to Sign
ZURICH, June 23. A dispatch from Weimar today re
ported that Chancellor Bauer had promoted Dr. Haniel von Haim
hausen from secretary to pesident of the German peace delega
tion, givirfg him full power to complete negotiations and sign the
treaty. Von Haimhausen is in Versailles.
Allies Refuse Request
For Extension of lime
PARIS, June 23. The allies promptly refused a re
quest for a 48-hour extension of the time limit for accept
ance of the peace treaty, received from the Germans this
(The seven-day time limit expires at 7 o'clock" this
evening 2 p. m., New York time.)
Previously -the allies had received a note from Gustav
Adolph Bauer, the new German chancellor, saying Ger
many would sign the treaty because she is forced to do so,
but making certain reservations.
Time for Discussion Over.
To this note the allies replied that the time for dis
cussion had passed and that Germany must accept the
terms without qualification or reservation.
Bauer's note, which was directed to Premier Clemen
ceau, as chairman of the allied peace commission, declined
responsibility for what might happen in Poland and "what
is bound to happen when the impossibility of .carrying out
the conditions come up."
It added, however, that Germany will sign, as she "is
imposed by force."
The note refused to admit that Germany was the
author of the war, declared she would not accept the article
compelling her to give up persons charged with war crimes,
and requested that the treaty be re-examined within two
Without Any Qualifications.
"There remain less than twenty-four hours. The
allies are constrained to say the time for discussion has
passed. Germany must accept the terms without qualifica
tion or reservation. We shall require from the representa
tives of Germany an unequivocal decision of their pur
pose to sign and accept or not the whole of the finally for
mulated treaty. Germany is responsible for the execution
of every stipulation after her signature."
The big three met at Premier Lloyd George's residence
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