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VOL LXI-NO. 121
POPULATION 29,919
NORWICH, CONN., THURSDT MAY 22, 1919
12 PAGES 88 COLS.
PRICE TWO CENTS
GERMANS
GRATED
MAY
29 TO REPLY
UNTIL
IN FULL
Give Seven Day Extension at Request of German Repre
sentatives Advanced Plea That They Required More
Time to Formulate Arguments of Importance State
ment Comes From Berlin That the German Cabinet is
Unwilling That Germany Sign the Treaty Claim is Ad
vanced That the Document Would Involve Economic
Destruction.
Cabled Paragraphs
Auction Sales of Wool in London.
London, May 21. The' offerings at
the wool auction sales today amounted
to S,SO0 bales. Inferior crossbrcds
were' in better demand and prices
were steady.
( By The Associated Press.)
A period of seven days of grace has
been e-vtenccd o Germany by the rep
resentatives of ihe entente and asso
ciated governments in which the Ger
man peace plenipotentiaries may oon-clu'l'-
their stmlv- of the peace treaty
nd inrmulale such replies to the va
rious clause? as they desire.
The extension of time, which origi
raMv was to have expired at noon on
Thursday, was granted at the request
intends during the next few days to
submit communications to the allied
and associated governments on the
following points, which, in the eyes of
the delegation, fall under the defini
tion of suggestions of a practical na
ture: "Kirst, a note concerning territorial
questions in the east: second, a note
concerning Alsace.Lorraine; third, a
note concerning the occupied terri
tories; fourth, a note concerning the
Plan to Finance
p. Campaign
Engine Trouble on
the N4 Remedied
o' the Germans, who advanced the extent and discharge, of the obliga
n'ra thai more time was required in
order that they might formulate ar
gument of such importance and
length that were the original date ad
hered to i! would be impossible tl
ompIr:e them. Thus the tim has
been set forward to Thursday. May 29.
Efforts made in Germany to ascer
tain pirn the gist of the contents of
the nronoscd rcplv of Germany have
been without reward. Report has it.
hewrer. that lengthy notes dealing
wiiii A'xace Ixirraine. the east Ger
man froniter. the territory occupied
by the allied forces and the amount
of the indemnity and the method of
lis pavment are to be dealt with.
Almost simultaneously with the re
ctieHt by the peace plenipotentiaries
for more time comes from Berlin a
i,ement of the German cabinet that
German is unwilling to sign the peace
treaty The doi ument is a reitera
tion, although in stronger words, of
the views of the foremost statesmen in
Ormanv that the sealing of the com
part would srell the ruin of the for
mer empire.
The old ground that signing the
document as it stands would involve
the economic destruction, political
dishonor and moral degradation of the
counirv is adhered to.
I'resioen' Wilson's fourteen points
for peace are demanded by the state- j
mcnt as mr oasis oi ino peace aesireu, i
lion undertaken ivy Germany in view
of reparation: fifth, a note concerning
further practical treatment of the
question of labor laws: sixth, a note
concerning tha treatment of German
private property 'in enemy countries.
"Besides this, a syllabus is being
prepared of the observations which
are called for from the German gov
ernment by the draft of the treaty of
peace in its detailed provisions. The
problem hereby involved being in part
of a very complicated nature, and it
having been necessary to discuss
them extensively with the experts in
Versailles, as well as with those in
Berlin, it will not be possible to dis
pose of them within the time limit of
lifteen days notfied by Your Excel
lency on the seventh instant, although
the delegalion will take pains to
transmit as many notes as possible
within the limit.
"Having regard to this, I beg. in the
name of the German peace delegation,
to move that the contents of the in
tended notes be regarded as having al
ready been made the subject of of dis
cussion in writing, and that the requi
site time be granted to us for a more
detailed exposition.
"Accept", sir. the assurance of my
highest esteem.
(Signed) "Rrockdorff-Rantzau."
AGENTS OF IRISH SOCIETIES
MAKE PUBLIC A LETTER
Paris, May 21. Frank P. Walsh,
Edward F. Dunne and Michael J. Rvn.
the representatives of Irish societies
in tne united btates, have made pub
lie- a letter addressed to President
vtnson, asking tor permission to pre
sent to him personally the matter of
sate conducts to Pans for Edward De
Valera, Arthur Griffith and Count
Plunkett, as well as "'certain facts of
grave import now in our possession."
The letter gives the history of the
case, showing that on April 17 Colonel
House requested Mr. Lloyd George that
safe conducts be given the three Irish
leaders as representatives of Ireland
to the peace conference. On the day
following Colonel House informed
them that Mr. Lloyd George was will
ing to comply but desired an interview
with the Irish-American delegation be
lore doing so.
After two tentative dates had been
set by the British premier and. not
having been received, they were ad
vised by Colonel House to repeat the
request tnrougn Secretary Lansing,
who laid it before the president to
whom an appeal for a personal hear
ing is now made. In conclusion, the
letter says: ; I
"In view of existing conditions in
Ireland it cannot be denied, to fore
close its case by refusing a hearing to
its representatives at this time would
be disconsonant with the declared pur
pose, for which the war has been
prosecuted and out of harmony with
the common principles of democracy."
Colonel House said tonight that the
letter was in error in stating that he
had informed the delegation that Mr.
Lloyd George was willing to comply
wit htheir request for safe conducts
for the Irish leaders. The request for
safe conducts had been made, but no
'reply that the request would be com
plied with.
Colonel House says that the request
was unofficial except, as the delegates
stated, the president had referred them
to him.
Not More Than $1,000 to be
Received From Any Individual.
Washington, May '21. Chairman
Hays of the republican national com
mittee announced today no eontribu
tion of more than one thousand dollars;
would be received from anyone for the
financing of the coming republican
campaign and launched a plan of
countrywide small individual subscrip
tions. The new plan marks the passing of
great contributions from corporations
and individuals, long the subject of
attack by the republican party's politi
cal opponents. The new plan. Mr.'aeE, Melville
Plane Will Start for Lisbon at
Daybreak Today, Weather
Permitting.
Ponta Delgada, May 21 (By the A.
P-). Lieutenant Commander A. C.
Read announced tonight that the en
gine trouble which caused a postpone
ment of the fiigth of' the X.C-4 for
Lisbon-this morning had been reme
died. The plane will start at day
break tomorrow, weather permitting,
he said.
The wrecked plane X.C-3 has been
brought in to the beach, where it is
being dismantled preparatory to ship
ment to the United btates on the ten-
Hays announced,, involves the decen
tralization of money raising into the
very smallest contributions from the
smallest units of territory. The chair
man will outline the new plan in detail. uuu,uu"-
at a conference here tomorrow and
Friday with the republican state
chairmen. .
"Everyone recognizes the necessity
of meeting legitimate campaign expen
ditures." said Mr. Hays. "There is just
one way for this money to be provided,
and that is by means of small contri
Commander John H. Towers esti
mated today that it would take one
hundred mechanics three months to
put the machine into proper flying
To this, M. Clemcnccau replied as
it being a ssi -ted that Germany ac-ilu"unB-
if Died thrpc trrm.-. and laid down her
arms believing that they
carried out.
would be
TEXT OF GERMAN REQUEST
FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
Paris. Way 21. (By the Associated
rreM The ;ext of the request of the
German delegation for an extension of
time follows:
Versailles. May 20. To His Excel
lent;., the President of the Peace Con
terrnie, M Clementeau:
" S.r. Tbe jfjitKu ftejice delegation
"May 20. 1910.
"Sir: T beg to acknowledge the re
ceipt of your letter of May 20, stating
that the subjects on which the Ger
man delegation wishes to offer sug
gestions are so complicated that the
memoranda of the German delegation
cannot he completed within the fif
teen granted on the seventh instant,
and asking in consequence, for an ex
tesion of the time li it.
"In reply, I beg u inform Tour
Excellency that the allied and asso
ciated government are willing to grant
an extension until Thursday, May 23."
15.000 NEW YORK JEWS PROTEST i SENATE COMMITTEE ON
PROGROMS IN SLAVIC EUROPE i COMMITTEES COMPLETED
New Vork. .May 21. Madison Square Washington, May 21. Organization
Garden ro ked tonight to the enthusi-'of Senator Lodges committee on com.
i heerlng of l.i.OU't Jews assembled
in mafs meeting in protest against re
l'urtrd widespread pogroms in Slavic
Europe when Charles Evans Hughes,
speaking of appeals to the I'niied
States to aid in pulling an end to the
massacre, said:
If Amrka stands for anything in
her service to humanity, then now let
America speak! "
The meetins in the garden tonight
oncludrd .Memorial day activities ar
ranged by Jewish organizations here
to voii-e the protest of this city's
1 .".06 00 oeo;ile of Jewish faith against
the atrocities claimed to have been
Pt-roetrated bv anti-.tews in Poland.
Uaiicia. Lithuania and other countries
of eastern Europe. Abram 1. Elkus,
former ambassador to Turkey, and
Kabbi Stephen S. Wise also spoke.
"CUSTOMER OWNERSHIP"
OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
Atlantic City. X. J.. May 21. "Cus
tomer ownership'' rather than public
ownership of public utilities was ad
vocated in a report submitted to the
convention of the Xational Electric
Light Association in session here today.
"Customer ownership." the report
stated, "tends to destroy the exclusive
and pritrileged atmosphere which here
tofore has surrounded the majority of
service companies. It represents a
wil'ingres on the part of companies
to take the public inio partnership and
aims at ownership by the many. Pre
ferred stock, usually with a seven per
cent, dividend yield, is the most de
sirable security for customer con
sumption. G. Bertham Roger, of Philadelphia.
ur(rd a national campaign for better
illumination of public buildings.
mittees. which will select republican
members ot tne standing senate com
mittees, was completed today with the
acceptance by Senator Cronna of
-North Dakota of appointment as
member. With Senator McXary of
Oregon he will represent the progres
sive wing.
The committee today discussed the
request of democratic leaders that the
republican ma.iority on important com
mittees be reduced to two instead of
three. While withholding final judg
ment the republicans are understood
to have consented tentatively to this
ralio for the appropriations committee,
but declined to cut down the three
majority on the foreign relations, in
terstate commerce, finance and eleo
tions committees.
DEFENSE OF COVENANT
OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Turlington, Vt.. May 21. President
A. Iwrencr Ixiweil. of Harvard t'ni-i-rsity.
and Kir-President William
Howard Tuft spoke in defense of the
rmrnant of the League of Nations at
the state convention for consideration
of the covenant today.
President Lowell said that six
amendments proposed by EHhu Root
had btn substantially adopted in the
revised covenant with the exception
of the firit. which provides that jus-
t:sb'e disputes shall be submitted to
an arbitral tribunal even to the point
of determining whether the question
is justiciable.
-Mr. Taft re-affirmed his faith in the
ffieacy of the league of nations and
uefended the peace treaty.
TO DECIDE ATTITUDE OF
SOCIALISTS ON PEACE TERMS
Easle. May 21. (French Wireless
iwrvice.) The executive committee of
the German social democratic party
has suggested to the international so
cialist bureau at Amstrrdam that a
meeting of the International socialist
rnmmitte be railed to decide upon
ihe sinalist attitude toward the pea
terms prereted to Germany. This an
rnnncement is made by the VorwaerU;
f Berlin.
FRENCH AVIATOR MAKES
HIGH FLIGHT, 28,891 FEET
Paris, May 21. (French Wireless
Service.) The aviator Sadi Lecointe
yesterday ascended to a height og 8,800
(27,871 teet) at the Villa Coublay air
drome, establishing a French record
for height.
Premier Clemenceau has issued a
decree permitting aerial navigation
over all French territory
The world's altitude record is 30.-
500 feet. It was made at Ipswich
England, in January last by Captain
Lang, a British airman. Lans car
ried one passenger with him on the
flight.
AVIATOR RAYNHAM ASKS
FOR ANOTHER NAVIGATOR
St. Johns, X. F., May 21. Captain J
Frederick P. Haynham, the British
aviator whose Martinsyde plane was
wrecked when he . tried to take off
Sundav in the. wake nf Hnrrv HawL-pr
butions from the great membership of. today cabled builders of his machine
the party. This plan will be. iouowcn m England asking that another trans
completely. A general committee of j Atlantic navigator be appointed to re
ways and means will carry this work,piace Captain Charles W. F. Morgan,
into each state. The purpose will be declared by physicians to be "out of
to have these sustaining contrinuuons .the trans-Atlantic race" because of in-
run from year to year and in amounts! juries sustained in the accident.
Condensed Telegrams
West Point course wil bo cut from
four to thre years.
Construction on $5,000,000 plate mill
at Sydney. X. S., discontinued.
French Chamber of Deputies voted
in favor of .woman suffrage, 344 to 97.
Lake Huron Steel- Corp. formed
with a capital $15,000,000, at Goderich,'
Out. '
Wage increases affecting 150,000
textile operatives in New ngland were
announced.
According to official reports, the
TJkranian offensive against the Poles
was completely broken.
Former Governor Sulzer of New
York is reported critically ill at his
home in New York city.
Operating income of Union Pacific
system was 35,185. 51-9 for 1918, com
pared with $43,701,072 in 1917.
Chicago Board of Trade directors or
dered trading in corn futures limited
to 200,000 bushels at any one time.
Commercial Cable Co. announced
code and registered addresses may
again be used in messages to Greece.
Representative Carl C. Van Dyke, of
St. Paul. Minn., died suddenly at his
home in Washington from heart
trouble.
Transport George Washington en-
tenered the inner port of Brest and
is awaiting orders from President
Wilson.
According to passengers returning
to the United States on the steamship
Morro Castle, conditions in Mexico are
deplorable.
Six thousand employes of the Mer
chant shipyard, whose plant is on the
Delaware River at Harriman, Pa.,
went on strike.
Transports Rotterdam, Finland, Mo-
I bile and New Jersey are sailing for
HOUSE ADOPTS
S MG A
WOMAN
munn
UIVILI1 1
Supporters of Susan B. Anthony Amendment Won by Vote
t of 304 to 89, Fourteen More Than Would Have Been
Necessary Had All Members Been Present House Lead
ers of Both Parties in Debate Urged Favorable Action
Opposition Came From Southern Democrats and New
England Republicans Supporters Have Arranged to
Carry Their Fight Into the Senate. "
j ci i.vj .v,.i junes susiaiueu ill me acciueiiL. i
from one'dollar up. No contribution of The British airman also cabled thatj
more than a thousand dollars will bejrepairs on the broken Martinsyde, al-j
received from anyone." I ready under way. involved the virtual
Chairman Hays added that the .building of -another craft from spare
financing of the republican campaign parts here.
would be an open book and that it
would accord with the best spirit of
the campaign publicity laws of the
nation and the states."
PLAN TO MINIMIZE THE
DANGER OF NIGHT FLYING
Atlantic City, X. J.. May 21. Tak
ing advantage of the convention here
of the Xational Electric Light As
sociation, aeronautic authorities at
tending the Pan-American aeronauti
cal convention held a conference with
several of the electrical experts to
day with a view of minimizing the
danger of night flying.
Co-operative action toward special
tests in working out standardization
of aviation field, illumination was
agreed to at the conference. Experi
ments will be made at the Atlantic
City air port and the conclusion
reached will serve as a sample for the
fields and ports throughout the coun
try, it was announced.
The plan under consideration by the
conference had to do with the illumin
ation of the terrain to a sufficient de
gree to bring about all its features,
the runways, ground hazards, wires,
buildings together with the limitations
of the fields. - The lighting of aero
planes as an additional factor was
considered as a safety plan. It is pro
posed to have the planes carry lights
port and starboard the same as any
other vessel and tail lights to give oth
er flyers the direction. Powerful pro
jected lights from beneath tlA air
plane that will enable the pilot to swim
over a field and by playing his lights
on the terrain below discover what is
there, will be perfected.
TURKISH PROBLEM ACUTE
IN PEACE CONFERENCE
Paris, May 21 21. (By the A.. P.)
The Turkish problem has become most
acute in the peace conference. Vari
ous delegations are striving to find
some solution for the dismemberment
of the empire which will not provoke
a religious war.
The United States is being looked to
by the other powers as the only nation
which can become .the mandatory for
Constantinople without the danger of
precipitating another European war,
but the American delegates to the
peace conference express doubt of the
willingness of the United Slates to
accept the mandate, especially under
the conditions which the powers have
outlined.
AVith the sultan removed from Con
stantinople, the American delegates
exxpressed the belief that it might be
possible for the American public to
become reconciled to the mandate,
However, the Indian delegation which
has appeared before the council of
four to plead for special consideration
for the feelings of the Mohammedan
world, assert that the sultan must not
bef forced out of Constantinople, de
claring that suchf actian.:,wouUA -tra...
ly affect his standing in th ' church.
Consequently, Great Britain is seeking
to have the sultan remain in Constan
tinople as head of the Moslem faith,
but with purely spiritual powers.
Fliers here tonight advanced but one
idea to account for the complete dis
appearance of Hawker and his Sop-
with plane. That is that the unfortu
nate little craft was forced into the
ocean within an hour or two of its
start from this coast and sank almost
immediately.
DOMINICANS INVITED
TO RETURN TO OXFORD
X'ew York, May 21. Dominican
friars who went to Oxford university
in the twelfth century and were ex
pelled at the time of the Reformation
have now been invited to return, ac
cording to Rev. Hugh Pope, superior
of the English Dominicans. He made
this statement in the course of a lec
ture here before the Catholic Converts'
league. The Dominicans hope to build
a house at Oxford. They already pos
sess the home of William Penn. in
which the Quakers, who afterwards
came to America, used to hide them
selves for fear of persecution.
HOPE FOR THE SAFETY
OF HAWKER ABANDONED
St. John's, X. F., May 21. Hope
for the safety of Harry G. Hawker
and Commander Mackenzie Grieve,
missing since they set out Sunday in
their Sopwith biplane for Ireland,
was virtually abandoned today by
the British fliers preparing here to
take wing in their wake.
Undaunted by the Sopwith's dis
appearance, members of the other
aoross-ocean expeditions today con
tinued to make plans for flights with
the next full moon, three weeks
hence. From Harbor Grace came
word that the Handley-Page super
bomber would be in the air within
ten dayf.
Captain Alcock of, the Anglo
American team, which will attempt
a flight in a Yimy bomber, expects
his machine to reach here tomorrow
or Friday.' He will use as his base
the Mount Pearl plateau airdrome
vacated by Hawker. Flying light to
Harbor Grace he will there take on a
full load of S63 gallons of gasoline
-before- hopping off. His .nlane will
have a range of 2,440 miles. He will
carry as life saving equipment only
an inflatable vest, as 'he -cvnsiders
other contrivances of such doubtful
value that he will not burden
machine with them.
his
20,000 troops.
Mayor Hylan announced the en
gagement of his daughter Virginia to
John F. Sinnott, assistant scretary to
the Mayor.
Edward A. Foley of San Francisco
has been appointed to represent the
United States bureau of markets in the
United Kingdom.
Lieutenant Vogel, imprisoned after
conviction of complicity in the mur
der of Earl Liebnecht, escaped, it was
reported in Berlin.
The army worm has appeared in
large numbers in Fort Worth and
Dallas. Texas, destroying wheat and
oat crops of the state.
General Pershing is understood to
have assured President Wilson that
the last American soldier would be out
of France by July 1.
Major General W. A. Holborook was
relieved or command ot Camp Grant,
Illinois and ordered to report to Gen
eral Pershing for duty.
Lieutenant Dean E. Lochman, Jr.,
of Salem. Mass., a naval aviator, was
killed recently while making a sea
plane flight over Panama.
Auction sales of small lots of motor
cars of miscellaneous makes not
adapted to Government use are to be
gin at various camps on June 1.
War Trade Board announced im
portation of German dyes will be pro
hibited, except to the extent that they
are needed in the United States.
Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau, fol
lowing his return from Spa, called a
conference of German delegates and
issued a warning against "spies."
American financial experts are con
tinuing their Conference with German
representatives, ctiiufly respecting
food supplies and: method of payment.
Spanish Government decided to
continue the suspension of the con
stituional . guarantees, despite pro
Washington, May 21. National suf-j
frage for women was endorsed by the
house of representatives for the sec
ond time today when the Susan B.
Anthony amendment resolution was
adopted by a vote of 304 to 89. Sup
porters of the measure immediately ar
ranged to carry the fight to the senate,
where, although twice defeated at the
last session, they are confident of ob
taining the necesary two-thirds vote.
The victory for the suffrage forces
today was 42 votes more than the re
uired two-thirds. On the previous
ballot on the resolution, cast January
10.' 1918. exactly the necesary number
of affirmative votes were recorded.
House leaders of both parties in the
brief debate preceding today's f.'ote
urged favorable action but many
southern democrats opposed the meas
ure as did several Xew England re
publicans.
The favorable vote was more by
fourteen than would have been nec
essary had all members of the house
been present. The political division of
the vote showed that 200 republicans.
102 democrats, one independent and
one prohibitionist voted for adoption,
while the negative poll showed seven
ty democrats and nineteen republicans.
Speaker Gillett, who voted against the
resolution on previous ballots, did not
vote today.
Efforts of opponents to amend th
resolution were unavailing. Reopre
sentative Clark of Florida, democrat,
leader of the opposition proposed that
tne state ratification be compulsory
within seven years and Representative
Saunders of Virginia, democrat, sought
to compel state adontion by popular
vote. The overwhelming denial of a
roll call on these proposals by a vote
of 244 to 52 preceded the vote of adop
tion, and indicated the relative
strength of the resolution's supporters
and opponents.
Suffrage organization leaders pre
dicted victory in the senate due In
changes in membership. It js expected
the resolution will come up for a vote
early next month in that body.
Both Republican Leader Mondell and
Democratic Leader Clark asked adop
tion of the resolution, the latter refer
ring to President AVilson's reuest for
such action, while Mr. Mondell praised
the republican members for their atti
tude, pointing out that adontion of tho
resolution was the first legislative act
of the new congress.
The only republican to speak against
the resolution was Representative
Focht of Pennsylvania, who asserted
that his objection would remain un
changed if his political defeat was cer
tain, lie added that "no man from
Xew York, Pennsylvania or Ohio, down
in his heart, favors this thing."
NAVY MAY HAVE FLEET
OF SCOUTING AIRCRAFT
Washington, May 21. Construction
of a fleet of scouting aircraft of the
dirigible or lighter than air type as an
adjunct to the American naval forces
HOW SHIPMENTS OF SILVER
WERE MADE TO INDIA
Washington, May 21. Xow that the
government has completed its war
time shipments to India of silver from
melted dollars. Director of the Mint
is expected by well informed naval, Baker has disclosed how thfi::nris nt
officers to be recommended by the gen- tons of the metal were hauled from
eral board of the navy in its report to the Philadelphia mint to San Francis-
be submitted within a few days to!co in special trains guarded bv arm
Secretary Daniels. While the report,! ed men without loss of an ounce and
wnicn nas Deen in preparation ior me
past month, probably will include rec
ommendations for every branch of the
naval service, the section dealing with
development of a peacetime aerial
policy is considered of greatest impor
tance. The new naval air policy, some offi
cers believe, will include recommenda
tions that the United States adopt a
type of aircraft heretofore not used in
connection with the naval establish
ment, based on the fundamental prin
ciples of the German Zeppelin plu3
without general knowledge of the pro
cedure. Eighteen of these treasure trains
made the trip across the continent in
the twelve months ending last April
23. with the silver like big bricks pilel
high in each of the five express cars
composing a special train. Two men
with automatic pistols at their hips
and sawed off shotguns on their laps
sat in each car, and later guarded
the secret transfer of the white bars
from train to ship at San Francisco.
Kach silver brick weighed about 2
improvements -" worked out by Great' ounds and was worth one hundred
NEW YORK'S SOCIETY LEADERS
WORKED FOR SALVATION ARMY
Xew York, May 21. Xew York's so
ciety leaders, after spending most of
tne mgnt cooking doughnut sin Mrs.
Vincent Astor's kitchen in her Fifth
avenue home, peddled them up and
down Broadway today as voluntary
recruits in the Salvation Army's drive
for a $13,000,000 fund. Wall street
PERSHING SENDS REGRETS TO
BRITISH GOVERNMENT
London, May 21. Genera! John J.
Pershing has directed Colonel Lloyd C.
Griscom, American liaison officer at
the British war office, to express to
the British government General Per
shing's keen regret that the "military
necessities of the moment" have mail"
a postponement of his intended visit
to London compulsory. Colonel Gris
com also was instructed to express the
gratitude of General Pershing for the
hospitality which was to be shown
him and the regiment ot American
troops who are to parade in London
on Empire Day.
MAY USE AIRPLANES
TO TRAIL MOONSHINERS
Washington, May 21. Moonshiners
may soon have revenue agents in air
planes on their trail. Beset with diffi
culties of finding illicit stills in moun
tain tastnesses ot tne south, revenue
agents developed ,the idea of spying
upon the hidden liquor makers from
the sky, so Revenue Commissioner
Roper asked the war department for
the loan of several airplanes which it
is proposed to equip with telcphoto
graphic apparatus to take pictures of
moonshine stills while flying low, the
pictures to be used as evidence when
the moonshiners are brought into
court.
The war department is- considering
the request, but meanwhile army
camoufleuers suggest that stills might
easily be concealed beneath trees, so
now the revenue agents are pondering
this new difficulty and is continuing to
hunt moonshiners afoot.
HIGH RECORD EXPROTS
FROM UNITED STATES
Washington. May 21. Exports from
the United States in April surpassed
the previous high record of last Jan
uary by 892.000,000. The department
of commerce announced the total today
was early invaded and doughnuts at a'a $713,000,000, as compared with $623,-
dollar apiece sold faster than oil stocks
on the curb. The subways proved a
gold mine and the Astor bakery almost
broke down in its efforts to mee the
demand.
WITHHELD SIGNATURE FROM
JITNEY AUTOMOBILE BILL
Hartford, Conn., May 21. By, with
holding his signature today from the
bill permitting street railway compa
nies to engage in the jitney automobile
business. Governor Holcomb .prevented
the measure, from becoming a law. In
exercising the "pocket veto" the gov
ernor acted in response to the appeals
of several of the trolley companies,
which announced that they considered
the bill useless in the form in which
it was finally passed on the last day'of
tne general assembly session.
000,000 in January.
Imports in April were valued at
$273,000,000, or $6,000,000 less than in
April. 1918. The trade balance for the
month in favor of the United States
HENRY FORD DENOUNCED
AS DANGEROUS ANARCHIST
Mount Clemens, Mich., May 21. A
vehement denunciation in which Henry
Ford was characterized not only as an
anarchist, but a dangerous one,
startled spectators in Judge Tucker's
court here today. The assertion came
from Elliott G. Stevenson of Detroit,
one of counsel for the Chicago Tribune
which is being sued for one million
dollars damages by Mr. Ford on a
charge of libel. The pivot of the alleged
libel published June 23, 1916. was the
heading of an editorial reading:
"Ford is an Anarchist."
In his comment, incident to debate
on a brief in which the plaintiff seeks
to limit the evidence. Mr. Stevenson
alluded to the assassination of Presi
dent McKinley and the bomb outrage
during the preparedness parade at San
Francisco.
"It is our purpose," he said, "to en
deavor to show thai; Henry Ford was
just the kind of a man we character
ized him as being, s.n anarchist. Hen
ry Ford was the most dangerous kind
o an anarchist that can be thought of.
A man who, by ins:.dious propaganda,
undermines the confidence of the peo
ple is just as dangsrous as the kind
who throws bombs."
Britain and ideas gained by A.merican
aircraft experts during the war and
from the recent flight of the lost diri
gible' C-3 from Montauk, X. Y to
tests from Liberals, Republicans and Newfoundland.
Socialists. " Secretary Daniels, in discussing the
A bill was offered by Senator Calder program toaay, sam uiai h. u..,-
POLES IN GALICIA
CROSS THE DNIESTER
Warsaw, Tuesday. May 20 (Ey the
A. P.). Drohobycz, Boryslaw and Mi-
was $142,000,000 and for the ten months i kolajow have been captured by the nirht the resortation. effective May 2
ended with April it was $3,231,000. Ex-! ""V? m melr c?f"Pa!Sn ln Gaiicia, ac-:of the "Broadway Limited," the Penn-
of Xew York to change the name of
the Panama Canal to the Roosevelt
Canal as a tribute to the former
President.
Rev. Charles H. Webber of the Peo
ple's Mission church of Central Falls,
R. 1., who disappeared on May 9 was
found in Cambridge, Mass., and
brought to his home.
Food Administration was directed in
a resolution presented in the House
to release for public sale all food
stuffs held by it and not urgently
required for Government purposes.
Max Raascr, a former captain in the
German army, who was arrested by
American intelligence officers for
having in his possession stolen prop
erty from France, committed suicide.
French mission, including promi
nent men in commerce and industry,
will leave France for the United
States in September as a result of
an invitation from the Chamber of
Commerce.
Canadian Trade Commission ar
ranged for allocating S100.000.000
credits to be extended to Europe, 20 per
cent, for raw material, 20 per cent, for
foodstuffs, and 60 per cent, for manu
factured goods.
Mexican Ambassador Bonillas, Bo
livian Minister Calderon and Speaker
Gillett will make addresses to the
opening session of the second Pan
American Commercial Conference, in
Washington, next month.
C. H. Markham, regional director of
he Allegheny district, announced to-
ion the navy snouia maite no eiiuri
toward any large aerial expansion dur
ing the next year or two. but should
develop the bulk of its effort in ex
perimentation and improvements on
existing types,
TEN SQUARE '3L0CKS'
IN MOBILE SWEPT BY FIRE
Mobile. Ala- May 21. Ten
square blocks of Mobile's residence
tection, lying near the river front,
were swept today by fire whict
caused $750,000 property damage.' left
1500 people houseless and destroyed
probably 200 buildings.
The flames were checked before
reaching docks and shipbuilding plants
which lav in the path. A citizens' re
lief organization hastily formed, is
now caring for those left homeless.
The fire which started in a trash
pile back of a retail store, was spread
hv strong winds over a wide territory
i and fanned out of control for several
dollars and each train carried between
$3,000,000 and $10,000,000 of the bricXs.
JOHN ARMSTRONG CHALONER
AWARDED $30,000 VERDICT
Xew York, May 21. John Armstrong
Chaloner. Merry Mills. Ya.. millionaire,
who escaped from an insane asylum
here two years ago, was awarded a
$30,000 verdict today against the New
York Evening Post in his J 1 000 suit
or alleged libel. The defendant at
once moved to have the verdict set
aside on the ground of excessive dam
ages, and Judge Hand took the motion
under advisement.
Chaloner's suit was based on sn
Evening Post article reporting the
killing o John Gilflard at Merry Mills,
Ya., ten years ago.
Although still insane according to
a judgment of the New Vork supreme
court, Chaloner was permitted to pros
ecute his suit in federal court wnen
he produced judgments of a Virginia
court declaring him sane.
FIVE PASSENGER CARS
DERAILED AT WEST MYSTIC
West Mystic, Conn.. May 21. Four
cars in express No. 5 from Boston t
hours during which the business andlXew York, running locally from We-t-
industrial districts ot tne entire city
were threatened. The area devas
tated was one of the older re.-idence
sections.
TWO BIDS FOR CONTRACTS
FOR TEN BATTLESHIPS
Washington. May 21. Only two de
finite bids were received by the navy
department today lor the construc
tion ot the remaining two or tne -.en j Wrecking crews are expected to quick
erly. R. 1.. to New lndon. over the
Shore Line division of the New York.
Xew Haven and Hartford railroad,
were derailed and toppled over an em
bankment here this morning. No per
son was hurt. The locomotive tender
was derailed. Railroad men expressM
their opinion that a rail broke under
the engine. The passenger coaches
were not disturbed and passengers re
ceived practically no slinking up.
suDer-dreadnoughts authorized by
congress in 1916. The Xewport Xews
Shipbuilding and Drydock offered to
build one in 45 months for $21,900,000.
ports for the ten months were valued ' cordmJf to offlcilal statement issued : pyivania Railroad's twenty-four hour ! and ihe Bethlehem Shipbuilding cor
at $... 70o,000,000 and imports at $2,474,-
000,000.
Admiral Kolchalk
MURDERED MAN HAD
34 STAB WOUNDS IN BODY
SufTield. Conn.. May 21. The. man
found murdered here on Monday was
buried by the town late today with no
identification having been made.
State's Atorney Alcorn decided that, no
autopsy was necessary and Medical
Examiner V. E. Caldwell will submit
his report showing that there were 34
stab wounds in the body. Captain Rob
ert T. Hurley of the state police and
five assistants were here today work
ing on the case.
CM ARCED WITH DELIVERING
SHORT MEASURE OF LUMBER
Xew York. May 21. Trial of four
teen officers and employes of the
Coast wise Lumber company, on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
KOverranent by delivering short meas
ure of lumber at various army canton
merit was lgun in Hrooklyn today
before Federal Judge Lewis S. Thom
as, of Connecticut.
FERID PASHA TO FORM
NEW TNRKISH MINISTRY
Constantinople. Tuesday, May 20.
(Havas.) As a renult of the resigna
tion of the Turkish cabinet provoked
by the allied occupation of Smyrna.
Ferid Pasha has bicn entrusted with
the task of forming a new ministry.
He -will he grand vizier and foreign
minister nimseu.
BAPTISTS CONDEMN WILSON'S
PROHIBITION RECOMMENDATION
Denver, Co., May 21. Unaninaous
action condemning President Wnson
for his recommendation to congress of
the repeal o war time prohibition was
taken today by the Xorthern Baptist
convention in session here. .
OBITUARY.
Lady Arthur Paget.
X'ew York, May 21. Lady Paget,
wife of Sir Arthur H. Paget, of Eng
land, and daughter of the late Paran
Stevens, of this city and Boston, died
yesterday of pneumonia in Paris, ac
cording to a cable dispatch .received
here loday. Lady Taget was married
in 1878. and wasnvell known in Xew
York, London and Continental society,
and prior to the war her home in Lon
don was freuented by leaders in the
world of society, literature, and art.
and she was especially popular dur
ing the reign of King Edward VII.
In charitable work Lady Paget was
very prominent. During the Boer
war she equipped the hospital ship
Maine, and at the outbreak of the
present war she was active in the
work of the committee appointed by
Queen Mary to take charge of provid
in gsocks, her appeal for aid in knit
ting to American women having
brought forth a nation-wide response.
She maintained a hpspital in Serbia.
and worked in direct co-operation
with the American Red Cross. In
1917 she was made a Dame of the Or
der of the British Empire.
Prior to the war, when her husband
was British minister at Belgrade.
Lady Paget was universally loved for
her work in relieving distress and suf
fering in Serbia during the first and
second Balkan wars laboring day and
night in ihe hospitals with the sick
and wounded.
jjJ" s WW "
L
tU. S. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH
Photograph. of the Russian
Admiral taken at Ctarak, Siberia, a
few days after he took up the du
ties of director. '
iii, "eaaquariers nere toaay. wmcnltrain bptween New york and Chicago,
adds that the Poles have crossed the; n -r,i,t w;n;,m r.nr,.A ,
Dniester river near Rozwadow. The
text of the statement reads:
'The Polish successes in Galicia con
tinue. We have occupied Drohobycz
niiH Finrv1yw 11, r nit WfiU nt tbo let
ter place being found intast. Polish Ml!""'UK ule 1111 uuul ulu LL1
forces have cantnrcd Mikolaiow anil t BOIsneviK l,USSia.
director of the school of journalism of
Columbia University. He gave old
age as the reason for his retneincnf.
The peasants are rising against the
crossed the Dniester river near Roz
wadow and are in possession of the
road and railway from -Lembcrg to
Mikalaof. They have captured vast
quantities of war materials. The pris
oners taken have not yet been counted
The enemy is fleeing in a panic. Great
enthusiasm prevails in cities taken by
the Poles and hundreds of volunteers
have been enlisted at Sambor."
AIRPLANE STRUCK A WIRE
AND TOOK A NOSE DIVE
Camp Dix, X. J.. May 21. Major E.
J. Clark and Lieutenant John Donald
son were slightly injured tonight when
their airplane struck a wire and took
a nose dive while attemfing a landing
on an open field near Burlington. X.
J. While returning from a flight over
southern Xew Jersey the men lost
their way in the rain and darkness.
Directors of the Atlantic Coast Line
railroad declared a cash dividend of
3 1-2 per cent, on the common stock.
Allied casualties in the fighting in
cident to the landing at Smyrna last
Thursday totalled 300.
Authority to increase rates between
the. United States and Canada was
asked by the American Railway 'Ex
press company in an application filed
with the interstate commerce com
mission. Charles M. Schwab of the Bethlehem
r.o:-3t"m iw iu 40 mouths lor $22,-5S0.000.
WILSON GETS MEMORANDUM
ON SITUATION IN GREECE
Paris. May 21. (French Wireless
Service.) M. Spyromilies. a dfputy in
tha Greek chamber from northern
Epirus, has presented to President
Wilson a memorandiis on the
ly clear the tracks.
DELAY IN REVISION OF
AUSTRIAN PEACE TREATY
Paris, May 21 (Havas). The Temps
anticipates that the revision of the
peace treaty which is to be offered the
Austrian pieniponetiarries at St. Ger
main will he dilzye-l for a few days.
This will be due. ths iie,ia;)9r say,
to the fact that the Italian government
appears not disposed to sanction the
new Austrian-.Iugo-Slovak frontier so
long as the question of the frontier be-
situa-i tween Italy and Jugo-Slavia remains
lion there. The. memorandum says
that the inhabitants have had to
struggle continuously against the
Turks and the Albanians and demands
the union of flic region with Greece.
CHINESE STUDENTS SIGN
RESOLUTION WITH BLOOD
Tokio, May 21. (By The A. P.) A
number of the leaders of th
undetermined.
READ VICE PRESIDENT OF
EMERGENCY FLEET CORP.
Washington. May 21. Election of
Waldo S. Read, formerly a Xew York
banker, as vice president of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation in charge of
finance was. announced today by the
shipping board.. He will continue to
discharge his duties as treasurer
the corporation.
62,000 TUBERCULAR MEN
WERE BARRED FROM ARMY
Xew York, May 21. Sixty-two thou
sand men afflicted with tuberculosil
were barred from admission Into the
national army, 20,000 others wh
reached camps were discharged for
Plnncp ! the same reason. At armv tuocrctilo-
Stecl Corporation announced during an students in Tokio. writing their names I sis hospitals six thousand men r.lill in
inspection of the Sparrows Point p'antU,,i,i';i'li1. 0.vll hioort have signed a I the service are bfii.g treated. TI.e
that he would spend between $23.000,- resolution 'wiling upon 4.000 o the stu-1 statement based in a survey of ,sel
000 and $40,000,000 or improvements atJjf.n(.s j, Tokio to return 1o China tol'ctive draft statistics v.im made Lo
the plant in addition to $50,000,000 im- j ,1rotest against the peace conference I day by the nation;, 1 tu':c; cuiosii o
provements now beinsycomploted. i decision in ' rsarl" to Shantung 'arid! sedation.
Herbert M. Barney, who escaped j against the alleged ambitions of Japan
from the Charles street jail Boston, in china. NQ FEDERATION OF ALL
charge of murder, was captured by
the police in an apartment house in
the Allston district.
OFFICIALS EXEMPT FROM
FEDERAL INCOME TAX
Washington, May 2J. The interna!
PRES3YTEF;IAN BODIES
PALATINATE TEACHERS Xpw Orleans. La.. May 21,-The
LOYAL TO GERMANY Southern Presbyterian ilmn li in gen-
Ninetv Davs' Grace for Filino Tax i General Palmer.
Returns.
' Washington, May 21. Non-residents,!
including returning soldiers, will have
revenue bureau's ruling thut salaries
of state officials and employes of coini-
ofjties. cities and other subdivisions of a
stale arc not subiect to, federal income
taxes was upheld today by Attorney
16 LABOR UNIONS ON
STRIKE AT ST. PAUL
ninety days after the proclamation ofi St. Paul. Mnn., May 21. Members of
peace for tiling tax returns. The cx-i sixteen different labor unions here
teiuion was announced today by In
ternal Revenue Commissioner Roper.
Love may never die, but it gels aw
ful sick some imes.
went on strike today in sympathy with
common laborers, who are striking for
fifty cents an hour, a raise of ten cents
an hour': with a nine hour day and
recognition of the union.
Basle, May 21. At a meeting at
Isoisorslautern, in the French area of
occupation, mere than 500 schoolmas
ters and school mistresses of the Pa
latinate adopted a resolution asserting
their - attachment to Germany. The
resolution also protested against any
attempt to separate the Palatinate
frym Germany.
TO FORM JAPAN -AMERICAN
SUBMARINE CABLE CO.
Tokio, May 21. (By the A. P.) A
number of prominent business men
have decided to form a Japan.Ameri
can submarine cable compai'to lay
another cable across the Pacific.
The company, which will have a cap
ital of 5,00i),000 yen. will seek a sub
sidy from the Japanese government.
eral assembly here tonight e.xpresse 1
itself in favor of working for organic
union with the Northern Presbyterian
church by voting tn negotiate for
"richer relations'' v:Mi i-k- northern
church and other I 'i:sb iri iaii north"1
after defeating hv a ol of 1 to ft
the prenseit pi a n. for gniernl federa
tion of all Presbyterian bodies.
TO CONSTRUCT IMMENSE
ARTILLERY STORAGE DEPOTS
Washington, May 21. Construction
of immense artillery storage depots at
Savanna, Illinois: port Clinton, Ohio,
and Aberdeen. Md.. have been author
ized by the war department. The Sa
vanna and Port Clinton contracts wi.l
call for the exnendilure of more tha.1
ne million dollars each and that at
-ti.-erdcen .0'i,'i00.

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