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VOL. LXI-NO. 130
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Counter Proposals Declare the Peace Treaty as Framed is
"More Than the German People Can Bear" Writes
"The More Deeply We Penetrate Into the Spirit of the
Treaty, the More Convinced We Are of the Impossibili
ty of Carrying It Out" Note Does Not Assert the Ger
man Delegation Will Refuse to Sign the Peace Treaty.
N.C. Planes Still in
Experimental Stag
Washington, Juno 1. Germany, al
though realizing th.it she must make
sacrifices to obtain peace, is con
vinced that the executions of the peace
treaty as drawn, "are more than the
German people can bear."
Count Von Brockdorff-Rantzau,
head of the German peace delegation,
thus sums tin the attitude of the Ger
man nation towards the proposed trea
ty of peace in a note to the allied and
associated powers, outlining various
German counter-proposals. The Ger
man note, delivered to Fremier Clc
memeau, president of the peace con
fercwe, last Thursday, was made
public tonight by the state depart
ment. The German delegation nowhere in
its note asserts that it will refuse to
sign the prefnt treaty but declares
on behalf of the German nation that
"even in her need. Justice tor her is
too sacred a thing to allow her to
stoop to achieve conditions which she
cannot undertake to carry out."
Exclusion of Germany from the
League of Nations the note asserts,
mean3 that in signing the peace trea
ty Germany would be executing a "de
cree for its own proscription, nay, its
own death sentence."
The German people, the note says,
have been disappointed in their "hope
lor a peace of justice which had been
promised," and stand "aghast" at the
demands made upon they by the "vic
torious violence of our enemies."
Outlining its counter-proposals, the
Herman delegation agree tQ reduce of
Germany's army and navy on condi
tion that Germany be admitted imme
diately to the League of Nations: 10
renounce Germany's sovereign rights
in Alsace-Lorraine and J'o.'di liut as
to all other territories which Germany
Is called upon to give up. 'he principle
of self-determination, applicable at
once, is asked; to subject all German
colonies to administration by the
League of NationsLeague of Nations
but under German mandatory and to
amke the indemnity payments as re
quired but in amounts that will bur
den the German taxpayer no more
hca ily than the taxpayer of the most
heavily burdened among tho.;e repre
sented on the reparations commission.
The note declares Germany is will
ing to oool her entire merchant ma
rine with that of the associated pow
ers. Neutral participation in the in
ipi.Tc u to responsibility for the war
is asked. . .- .
Text of the Note in Part.
Tlie text of the note follows in
part :
"Mr. President: I have the honor to
tran.-mit. to you herewith the observa
tions of the German delegation on the
draft treaty of peace.
"The more deeply we penetrate Into
the spirit of this treaty, the more
convincing we become of the impossi
bility of carrying it out. The execu
tions of this treaty are more than the
German people cm bear."
At this point the German note enu
merates the demands of the allied and
associated governments as these per
tain to territorial changes, and con
tinues: "Although the exaction of the cost
of the war has been expressly' re
nounced, as yet Germany, thus cut in
pieces and weakened, must declare
herself ready in principle to bear all
the war expenses of her enemies,
which would exceed many times over
the total amount of German state and
private assets. Meanwhile her ene
mies demand, in excess of the agreed
conditions, reparation for damage suf
fered by their civil population and in
the connection Germany must also go
bail for her allies. " No limit is fix
ed save the capacity of the German
people for payment, determined not
by their standard of life but solelv
by their capacity to meet the demands
of their enemies.
"In spite of the exorbitant demands,
the reconstruction of our economic life
is at the same time rendered impos
"Even in internal affairs we are to
give up the right to self determine
lion. The international reparation
commission receives dictatorial pow
ers over the whole life of our people
in economic and cultural matters. -"Germany
knows tbj;t sbe must
make sacrifices in order to attain
peace. Germany knows that she has,
by agreement undertaken to make the
sacrifices and will go in this matter
to the utmost limits of her capacity.
"One Germany offers to proceed
with her own disarmament in advance
of all other peoples, in order to show
that she will help to usher in the new
era of the peace of justice.
"Two in territorial questions Ger
many takes up her position unreserv
edly on the ground of, the Wilson pro
gramme. She renounces her sovereign
right in Alsace-Lorraine, but wishes a
free plebiscite to take place there.
".She is ready to subject all her col
onies to administration by the com
munity of the league of nations if she
is recognized as its mandatory.
"Three Germany is prepared to
make payments incumbent on her in
accordance with the agreed program
of peace up to a maximum sum of one
hundred billions of gold marks, twenty
billions by May first, nineteen twenty
six, and the balance (eighty billions)
in annual payments without interest.
None Has Been Built for a Di
rect Flight Across the At
lantic Plymouth, June L (By The A. P.)
A canvass last night among the crews
of all the American navy's N.C-boats
regarding the feasibility of a direct
Atlantic flight by the N.C-4 developed
a wide divergence of opinion. Xo one
would say it was impossible or even
impracticable but there was general
agreement thSt much depended upon
the direction of the w-ind and that
there was greater prospect of success
in flying from Newfoundland to Ire
land than the reverse.
Lieutenant .13. F. Stone, pilot of the
N.C-4. was rjositive no attemnt would
be made to fly homo by way of Ire!pd ! keeping opep the question of p
Condensed Telegrams BoISheVlK WaitllDS
Delivery of the Milwaukee Journal , T
attle With British
by air to Oshkosh was announced
President Wilson "made progress
in conference with Premier Orlando in
Paris. '
Navy transport Great Northern ar
rived t Hoboken with 2,980 men
from France.
One " person was probably mortally
hurt when a grariclstand. in Brooklyn
collapsed with a holiday crowd.
..A British legation was established
in Finland as the result of the recent
recognition of its independence.
Reports from Holland indicate roy
alists in Germany are still in close
touch with Kaiser Wilhelm in Amer
A report at Stockholm dealing with
the recent capture of Riga by the Letts
says the Bolshevik were completely
Ov.-ing to the shortage of houses in
London $7S,50 was paid for a 14
years' lease of a fourth floor apartment
in Park Lane, London.
American Army authorities are
Engagement Lasted Fifty
Minutes Russian Ships
Then Fled to Kronstadt. . .
Helsingfors, Saturday, Hay 31- (By
the A. P.). A fifty minute battle oc
curred this morning between a Bol
shevik fleet comprising the battleship
Petropavlovsk (23,307 tons) and three
other worships which had been bom
barding the coast west of Krasnaia
(fifteen miles west of Kronstadt), and
seven British warships. The Russians
eventually fled to Kronstadt.
"Four Germany is preared to de
vote her entire economic strength to
the service of reconstruction.
"Germany is prepared to make con
siderable deliveries of benzol, coal tar
and sulphate of ammonia, as well as
dyestuffs and medicines.
"Five finally Germany offers to put
her entire merchant tonnage into
pool of the world's shipping, to place
at the disnosal ot her enemies -v part
of her freight space as part payment
of rearation, and to build for them for
a series of years in German yards .in
amount of tonnage exceeding their de
mands. ' Six In order to replace the river
boats destroyed in Belgium and north
ern France. Germany offers river craft
from her own resources.
"Seven Germany sees an ap
propriate method for the prompt ful
fillment of her obligation to make rep
arations by conceding participation in
industrial enterprises.
"Light, Germany, in accordance
with the desires of the workers of the
whole world, wishes to tee the work
ers in all countries free and enjoying
equal rights. . .
"Nine The German delegation again
makes its demand for a neutral in
quiry into the responsibility for the
and culpable acts of conduct.
"Nothing short of confidence that
the question of guilt will be examined
dispassionately can have the peoples
lately at war with each other in the
proper frame of mind for the forma
tion of the League of Nations.
"These are only the most important
among the proposals which we havs
to make. As regards other great sac
rifices and also as regards the details,
the delegation refers to the accom
panying memorandum and the annex
"The time allowed us for the pre
paration of this memorandum was so
short that it was impossible to treat.
all the questions exhaustively. A fruit
ful and illuminating negotiation could
only take place by means of oral dis
cussion. "Even in her need, justice for her
(Germany.) is too sacred a thing to
allow her to stoop to achieve condi
tions which she cannot undertake to
carry out.
"We are under no delusions regard
ing the strength of the hatred and bit
terness which this war has engender
ed, and yet the forces which are at
work for a union of mankind are
stronger now than ever they were be
fore. The historic task of the peace
conference of Versailles is to bring
about this union.
"Accept, Mr. President, the expres
sion of my distinguished considera
tion. (Signed)
and Newfoundland. He pointed out
that all the N.C. planes are still in an
experimental stage and that none of
them was built for a direct Atlantic
nignt. lie tnougnt the chance ot a
favorable wind from this side was too
remote to make serious consideration
of the project possible.
Advocates of the plan contended
that if one or two members of the
crew were dropped, enabling the plane
to carry a greatly increased supply of
gasoline, there was an excellent chance
of success. They argued that the de
stroyers used to aid this flight could
be stationed along the direct course to
ensure the safety of the crew even if
the plane came to grief.
Lieutenant David H. McCulloch of
the N.C-3 saw no possibility of a re
turn trip to New-foundlaiid. calling at
tention to the prevalence of fogs and
icebergs and adding that only airmen
could appreciate the difficulties thus
The opinions of the commanders of
the three planes were not available as
iney nave been ordered to attend a
conference at Paris at which it is ex
pected the question will be thorough
ly discussed.
The message of congratulation from
King George, forwarded through the
American embassy at London, said:
"The king wishes to congratulate
His Excellency, the American ambas
sador, on the safe arrival of the Amer
ican seaplane and ask him if he will
convey his congratulations to Mr.
Daniels and the American navy."
The king sent Sir Charles Cust. his
equerry, personally to convey this
message. It was relayed to President
Wilson at Paris.
ncnt burial in France of American
troops who fell fighting.
An extra Traffic Court has been
opened in New York to take care of
the victims of the new police crusade
rainst motor violators.
Concession by the Government for
construction of a cable between New
York and Rio "Janeiro via Cuba is to
come before the court again.
Joseph Brody, of Dover, N. J., was
killed in his bathtub when his electric
vibrator was short-circuited and the
current passed through his body.
Premier Lloyd-George in his speech
to the Welsh division at Amiens, de
clared the "German delegates will sign
ut Versailles, and if not then, at Ber
Delegations from Ciscaucasia and
Azerbaijan. Eastern Armenia were re
ceived by President Wilson. The claims
of the countries vfere laid before the
A H. Smith, regional director of the
railroads lor the Last resigned, effec
tive June 1. He will resume his
duties as president of the New York
Central Railroad.
The foreign office at Buenos Aires
publishes a t elegram from the Argen
tina consul in Lonuon stating that
shipping companies are renewing their
sailng to Buenos Ares.
Navy recruiting office in New York
announced an opportunity for thirty -two
musicians to visit most of the
chief ports of Europe as bandsmen of
the U. S. S. Pittsburgh.
Sergeant Alvin C. York, Tennessee
mountaineer, hailed as "greatest hero
in the war" received his discharge at
Chattanooga and will proceed to his
home in Pall Mall, Tenn.
Toy soldiers, airplanes and subma
rines, made by wounded American sol
diers out of tin cans, wooden boxes
and waste material, are on exhibition
at Thirty-fifth street and Fifth ave
nue. New York.
Landlords in the Brownsville sec
tion of Brooklyn said they had receive
a bid from a negro organization to
lease all property vacated hf tenants
who put a boycott in effect to resist
increases in rent.
litmdon dnte.fi reobrts '1vs Irtitisrt
their arrival rushed for the tar that troops stait I ?d in southern Italv had
contained Lieutenant Commander A. C. mutinied, 'me Rome report said the!
x,eau, wno rou it. uie -na,- "y Canonic-of u,e White Star Line had
across the Atlantic, seized him and been requisitioned bv Great Britain to
bore him on their shoulders up and send th muUners home.
down the platform and then to an au- )(. , 0.., ..
tomobile for a parade. ' a"""" tll 94th Pursuit
one of the first to reach the N.C-4's ?T o " was commanded by
commander after he came from the: T, ,lu Kickenbacrier, will arrive in New
train was Harrv G. Hawker, who had! iork on lh steamship Louisville to
attempted to shout his congratulations' morrow. The unit had 69 German
as Lieutenant Commander Read was Planes and many ballons to its credit,
being iostied about on the shoulders Liept. General Robert Bullard,
and heads of a score of men. former commander of the Second
I American Field Army in France, and
now commander of the Southeastern
Lieut. Melvin B. Keleher and Corporal Joseph Katzman Lost
1 Their Lives When Their Machine Collided With Another
Airplane While Flying at a Height of 1,000 Feet The
Other Machine Planed to the Earth', Striking a Baseball
Backstop Occupants Were Shaken Up.
London. June 1. The crews of the
three American seaplanes which start
ed on the memorable trans-Atlantic
flight .completed so gallantly by the
N.C-4 through her arrival at Plymouth
yesterday came to London this after
noon and were given a typical Ameri
can reception as their train stopped at
Paddington station. American sailors
and soldiers- who had, bo, wa;inj.for
Winnipeg, June 1. Hon. Gideon
Robertson, Dominion minister of labor.
a statement made today before
leaving Ottawa to confer with federal
iiutnorities said that the promoters
of the. general strike in Winnipeg
"now sit in the ashes of their folly";
that "sympatheticstrikes must always
fail'', and ti 0 the Winnipeg strike is
"the first rci.careal of the play writ
ten at Calgary," where the. one big
union movement was launched last
-March. Mr. Robertson's statement
was as follows:
"The promoters of the general strike
in Winnipeg now sit in the ashes of
their folly. Something like 30.000 men
and women were called out, professed
ly for the purpose of enforcing iVe re
cognition of the right of colective
bargaining. In responding to the call
the majority violated and repudiated
their obligation to their own trades
unions and their contract with, their
employers. Individually and collec
tively they wilfully discarded their
agreements, indicating that the pos
session of what tey are contending
for is of little value.
'In a general sympathetic strike the
force is directed against the whole
community, who are innocent of any
responsibility in the offense. Because
of te inconvenience, loss and suffering
imposed upon innocent people, sympa
thetic .strikes must always fail.
"Socialism has chosen the one big
union idea as a popular primrose
path along which to lead the trade
unionist urging him to discard his
honorable obligations, and join the big
"In March last at Calgary the play
was written. The Winnipeg strike is
its first rehearsal, with the main per
formance promised at a later date.
The Winnipeg rehearsal has cost ap
proximately two million dollars in
wages lost in w etyern Canada, and has
proven the play to have been badly
written and unpopular wiii the pub
lic and most ot the performers.
"Employers must not mistake the
outcome of the general sympathetic
strike as a defeat of organized labor.'
New Haven, Conn.. June 1. Lieuten-, mation as to the cause of the accident
ant Melvin Ti. Keleher. 23, and Corporal ior lhp names of the aviators Coronet
T u T- . , . . I Eli Mix held an autopsv tonight am:
inn at;,i "T" , 21, "T? ? " Houllot declined to attend until a sub
from Mineola. L 1 were killed this pocn;l ha( bcc ,S8UP(1. .
w).h ? th,e'r ""Pi""0 It was learned tonight that the air-
a w3J? , h m", Wlll, f.yln?- 1 1 p,anp whUh collided with - Keleher
bow? -ialej machine was piloted by Lieuinan1
' ,.,,,: ;,,, t- . 1 Howard D. Norris. His mechaniciar
the machine in which Keleher andu,.ns rrE-P.mf Kmii c,,.iMin,. tiw,
Katzman were dying , dunged to the! w? if !Lr. ... -.ii" .tlL' l.L:
tini in c luiuMuii, uuiAiiiii smasum l int lClr.1,0
two men in the wreckage, and killin
them outright. The other airplane
managed to get clear and the two men
in it planed toward the earth, finallv
striking a baseball backstop at Pratt
field. Its occupants were shaken up
and the wings and propeller of the ma
chine were damaged.
The two airplanes were in a group of
three which were on an aviation ser
vice recruiting campaign. They left
Mcridcn today after having dropped
wreaths on the home in Wallingford of
Edward Lufbery, father of Major
Kaom Lufbery, American ace. who was
killed in France. On Friday one of
the three machines was damaged when
it fell at Winsted. but it was repaired.
1 ne mrd machine landed here todav,
but left later for Mineola.
Lieutenant John T. Roullot of San
r rancisco was in cnarge ot the air
planes. He refused to give any infor-
r s brother was lr
the plane that collided with him, bu!
this was found to be erroneous.
Mineola. N. Y.. June 1. Lieutenant
Melvin B. Keleher and Corporal Jo
seph Katzman, killed today in an
accident at New Haven, were driving
one of three airplanes which left
Huzelhurst Field last Thursday for
New England on a recruiting cam
paign for the aviation service. Ac
cording to Colonel Archie Miller -in
command of the field. New Haven was
to have been the last point on the itin-
ery o: tne two airmen.
Lieutenant Keleher was from Frank
lin, Tnd., and Katzman, who lived in
Broklyn. enlisted a few weeks before
the signing of the armistice and was to
have been discharged this month.
The polls will be open in all four city
districts today from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Atlanta. Ga., June 1. Officials here
of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union
of America reiterated tonight their
prediction that a nationwide strike of
telegraph operators would become ef
fectivi tomorrow at 3 p. m. unless the
South .-n Hell Tejrphone and Tele
graph Company reinstates certain em
ployes alleged to h ave been discharg
ed for union affiliations.
President J. Epps Brown, of the
Bell Company sa,id there was no
change in the situation and said that
he had received no instructions from
the wire board in New York.
L'nion leaders said that telegraph
operators belonging to the union em
ployed by press associations or brok
erage houses would not be affected by
the strike.
Washington, June 1. Investigation
of differences between the Southern
Bell Telephone Company and its em
ployes at Atlanta, Ga., which has led
to a threat of a n ationwide strike of
telegraph and telephone workers was
ordered tonight by Jostmaster General
Burleson, who said that information
leaching him on the subject was conflicting.
Paris, June 1. Dr. Epitactic Pessoa,
the president-elect of Brazil, will leave
Bologne Tuesday on a British man-of-war
for Dover. He will be King
George's guest during the period June
3-6, the king having sent a message
through Lord Derby, the British am
basador. His visit will be during the
celebration of the king's birthday and
he will attend the banquet at Buck
ingham Palace, the lord mayor's ban
quet at Mansion House and the gov
ernment banquet at Lancaster House.
Dr. Pessoa will leave Portsmouth
on a British man-o-war for Lisbon,
where he will board the French armor
ed cruiser Jeanne d'Arc for the Unit
ed States.
New York, June 1. Formation of
the National Art Committee, to ar-
nge for painting by American art
ists of portraits of military, civil and
religious leaders in the world war, was
announced tonight by Herbert L.
Pratt, secretary and treasurer of the
organization, of which Henry White,
of the American peace missions, is
honorary chairman.
The American mission has endorsed
the project and the portraits, together
with a group painting of the peace
conference, are to be exhibited in sev
eral leading cities, according to the an
nouncement. Later they will be plac
ed in the care of the Smithsonian In
stitution in 'Washington, to be hung
eventually in the new national por
trait gallery of the building, for which
an appropriation of $1,000,000 is now
before congress, is authorized.
The committee is endeavoring, Mr.
Pratt said, to induce John S. SargSnt
to paint one or more portraits for the
collection, while commissions have
been accepted by Cecilia Eeaux, Jo
seph Decamp, John C. Johansen, Ed
mund C. Tarbell. Douglas Yolk, Irv
ing It. Wiles and Charles Hopkin-
Einghsmton N. Y., June 1. The
l acks wanna. Railroad Company an
nounced tonight orders have been put
into effect dismissing all women gate
lenders employed during t he war to
replace mn. It was stated officially
that the order.-.- had been issued as the
riirct itfuII of a crossing accident
which' occurred recently in which one
man loft 1s life.
Paris, June 1. Frank P. Walsh and
Edwai' F. Dunne, representing Ameri-
ican Irish societies, directed a letter
to President AVilson yesterday sayin
that their instructions provide if rep
resentatives of Ireland are not given
an opportunity to present Ireland's
case to the peace conference that they
snould do so.
"We therefore petition you." the
letter I tid "to use your good offices
to secure for us a hearing before theU
four great powers, so that we may
discharge the duty imposed on us by
tne Philadelphia convention.
Washington. Jun 1. Cenrral Per
ching in a cablegram t') the war de
partment announced the award of a
lii 11 ing ui-:hed service cross to Corporal
1 ornelius T. Glynn, 17 Winter street,
J Ian ford. Conn.
Paris. June 1. (By The A. P.) Ig
nace .lan Paderewski, the Polish
premier, made it known today that he
had decided to ask President Wilson
to name a commission of Americans to
go to Poland and investigate the
charges regarding the -treatment of
the Jewish population there.
Revival of Agitation in Korea.
Seoul, Korea, June 1. (Bv The. A
P.t There has been a slight revival of
the independence movement agitation
in Korea, with Seoul as the center o
the demonstration. In this city
crowd which gathered was disperse
ny troops, i-ive arrests were made.
Division will deliver an address to
the class of 1919 at West Point on
June 11.
It is reported in Stockholm that the
appointment of an American Ambas
sador to Germany after diplomatic
relations are restored will be confer
red on Ira Nelson Morris, Ambassador
to Sweden.
Alexander J. Hemphill, vice presi
dent of the Guaranty Trust Co., has
been decorated with the medal of Bel
gian Commander of the Order of the
Crown for services on the Belgian re
lief committee. He already is Che
valier of the French Legion of Honor.
London, June (By the A. P.). In
the column of paid marriage notices in
the Times this morning is one saying
Xew Y'ork, June 1. The exchange
system recently inaugurated between
the United States and the liberated
nations of central Europe through the
American relief administration is in
tended as "merely a stepping stone to
establishment of permanent commer
cial relations," the "fourth stage" in
the intervention of the American gov
ernment in Europe, according to a
statement issued here tonight by Ed
gar Rickard. joint director.
Asserting that many misconcentions
had arisen concerning the nature and
operation of the exchange system, Mr.
Rickard gave the - fundamental rea
sons why the administration extended
its relief work to include transmission
of money.
"The intervention of the American
government in Europe can be divided
into four distinct stages," Mr. Rickard
"First, armed intervention: second,
suggestion of peace terms which final
ly led to the - signing of the armistice:
third, supply ef relief to the "liberated
countries; fourth. . re-establishing of
commerce between the liberated na-
and the outside world.
that, Mrs. John Astor was married to tions
Lord Ribblesdale Saturday at St.! "Having drawn upon our stocks of
Mary's church, Bryanston square, Lon
The Daily Express, the only news
paper announcing the marriage in its
news columns, identifies Mrs. Astor as
the first wife of the late John .Jacob
Astor of New York.
The only Mrs. John Astor known in
New 1 ork is Mrs. Ava Willing Astor,
food in America and placed these sun
plies at the disposal of the liberated
countries in order to meet their re-r
ciuirements until their own harvest
became available, we shall not have
fulfilled our full obligations unless we
make some effort to re-establish com
merce. "Foreigners in America are asked to
support this exchange system now as
New Haven, Conn., June 1. Com
memorative exercises in honor of the
207 Yale men who lost their lives in
the war will be an impressive event
of Commencement Week at Yale uni
versity. They will be held on Sundav
afternoon. June 14. it was announced
tonight, and a commemorative hymn,
written for the occasion bv Professor
Horatio Parker and Brian Hooker will
be sung for the first time in public
President Arth ur T. Hadlev will mnL-o
the commemorative address and
Bishop Chauncey B. Brewster will of
fer prayer.
Details of Yale's record in the war
also were announced tonight. More
than 8,000 Yale men were in the
American and Allied service, includ
ing almost the entire senior class of
1919. Of the 207 dead, 72 were un
dergraduates when they entered the
service. , More than 2U0 were lis';ed as
wounded, missing or prisoner, and "3-l-men
received a total of 273 decora
tions. France bestowed HJ0 of ' thee
and the United States 65.
Yale's -many activities at the uni
versity during the war also are enum
erated, it being noted that an artil
lery training school and a naval train
ing unit were established Rt Tale
before the United States entered the
war. Important work in the chemical
warfare service, the signal corps and
the medical corps also was carried on
at the university.
who divorced the late John Jacob Astor; it represents the definite beginning of
some years ago. She is the mother of i financial connection between this
The polls will be open in all four city
districts toc-ay trom 3 a. m. to t p. m.
country and the liberated nations.
While it is chiefly represented at the
present moment in the transactions of
food, it w-ill gradually be transformed
into transactions covering other com
modities and lead to definite trade re
lations. It is prohibited by law to send
money by any other medium."
Vincent Astor, who recently returned
from France, where he served during
the war in the United States navy as
an ensign, and Muirel Astor. Mrs.
Astor has long been known as simply
Mrs. John Astor, having dropped the
"Jacob" from her name after Colonel
Astor's . second marriage. Several
times since her divorce Mrs. Astor has
been reported to be engaged to be PERSHING'S MEMORIAL
t I 'T.irftr t.iHai. twti,! DAY ADDRESS AT ROMAGNE
baron of that name, w-as born in 1S54 Romagne, France, Friday May 30.-
and succeeded to his title in 1876. He, (By the Associated Press.) "Farwell,
was married in 1S77 to Charlotte . dear comrades. Here under the clear
Monckton, daughter of Sir Charles ' skies on the greei hillsides and amid
Tennant, who died m 1911. Three the flowery fields of France, in the
daughters were born if the union.
Baron Ribblesdale owns a large estate
and is a keen sportsman. He has no
London. June 1, via Montreal. The
Afghan main offensive against Thal
under General Nadir Khan, the amir's
commander-in-chief, is developing .'
The latest official information from I
shows that all attacks on Fort Thal!.d' ifcdlca, Examiner James S. Mar-
navt- uL-e, u-i.uu. ue ' '- tin viewed the bodv and said death was
quiet hush of peace w e leave you for
ever in God s keeping.'
With these words General Pershing,
commander of the American expedi
tionary force, closed his Memorial Day
address at Romagne, in the Argonne
cemetery , where more than 9 000
barded throughout Wednesday last andi
the Afgnans occupied tne looted bazaar
outside the fort.
Air reconaissance disclosed about
3.00 of the enemy near Thai. Their
camps were effectively bombed. .
At the caDture of the Afghan fort of
Baldak. opposite Chaman. Baluchistan,
the British took 169 prisoners and kill
ed 320 of the enemy. Smart work was
displayed in the assault and capture.
ine guns maue Dreaciies,in trie waits
Valence sur Rhone. June 1 (Havas).
Fire broke out today during the per
formance in a moving picture house 1 and the fort was finally reduced by a
nere anu a large numDer ot persons ; flanking frontal assault.
rue garrison lougnt oraveiy out ior
were killed or injured. Early this
evening the list of dead had reached
SO, the bodies of 53 children and 21
women having been found at that hour.
One man succumbed to asphyxiation.
The injuries of most of those taken
from the building by firemen were
slight. There were, about one hundred
of these.
Mexico City, June 1. The responsi
ble heads of three minor daily news
papers in Mexico City and one leading
morning daily, tne A. a. c. nave oeen
detained by the military authorities in
the capital for transportation tinder
escort to the northern states for ocular
proof that the stories which have been
printed by these periodicals regarding
the military situation there are with
out foundation.
The other papers are El Manana,
Revolucion nad Omega.
Paris, June 1. Marshal Foch and
his assitsant. Major General Weygand,
conferred twice Saturday with Louis
Loucheur. minister of reconstruction
General Tasker H. Bliss, 'Major Gen
eral Sir Henry H. Wilson, chief of the
British staff, and General Diaz, the
Italian commander-in-chief, on de
tails of the military occupation of the
Rhine region after the signing of
France to Hold Elctions in July.
Paris,- June 1. (Havas). Rumors in
the lobby of the chamber of deputies
that the' government has decided to
hold parliamentary elections during
July are reported by Le Journal.
the most part were killed or captured.
It was the strongest fort in Afghanis
tan,- having thick outer walls and
bombproof shelters. Its fall has had a
good effect in Kandahar and along the
Chaman frontier, as showing the effect
of hig hexplosive shells
London, Saturday, May 31. "It is a
jolly fine effort and I am very glad
they got across," was the comment of
Harry G. Hawker w-hen he learned of
the arrival of the NC-4 at Plymouth.
"Immediately I learned the news I
wired the crew my hearty congratula
tions on their splendid achievement. I:
was a splendidly organized flight. I
am particularly glad it was the NC-4
because she had all the bad luck at
the start."
caused accidentally by his own band.
Blake was a son of T. Whitney
Blake, a wealthy manufacturer and
president of the Whitney-Blake com
pany of New Haven, and a nephew of
Dr. Joseph A. Blake," the noted surgeon.
Watcrtown, Conn., June 1. William Americans wno leu m tne ngnung are
Phipps Blake, 15 years old. was found j ?uned. General 'Regoutte, represent
dead with a bullet hole in his head in'inS the trench government, and Mar-
snai a oca, tne aiuea commander-in-chief,
mentioning all the battles in
which the Americans had 'participated
and dwelling upon the everlasting
memory in which those who had died
for the cause of liberty, justice and
civilization would be held by all
1' ranee.
In the morning on his way to F.o
magne, General Pershing visited the
American cemetery at Beaumont,
where 700 soldiers arc buried and
where the graves were decorated by
Americans, assisted by French civil
Speaking to an assembly of French
civilians at the Beaumont cemetery
General Pershing said that today was
probably the last time that Americans
would assemble in detachments on the
soil of France to render honors to
American soldiers who had died fight
ing for freedom.
London, June 1. London's threat
ened police strike, for which the mem
bers of the force voted by -a big ma
jority, has been called off for the pres
ent. At the demonstration in Hyde
Park which had been arranged for to
day by Die police, it was announced
that the executive committee of their
organization had decided to postpone
the strike until after peace was signed.
Xew Y'ork. June 1. For exchange
of scientific knowledge and perpetua
tion of friendly relations between the
United States and Sweden, twenty
students will be interchanged between
the countries next year, according to
an announcement today by the American-Scandinavian
Foundation. Ten
Americans will go to Sweden and ten
Swedish students will study in vari
ous American universities. The foun
dation will announce June 15 names
of the American scholars selected.
New York, June 1. Classes in Ire
land which formerly were divded po
litically now "are united and determin
ed that Ireland shall not be the one
black spot in all the world where f ree
dom is denied the inhabitants." ac
cording to Michael J. Ryan o f Phila
delphia, one of the three delegates
sent to the peace conference by the
friends of Irish freedom, who returned
today on La Lorraine.
Middletown The annual commence
ment exercises of Berkeley Divinity
School will be held Tuesday and Wed
nesday. Only one man is in the grad
uating class, Umetaro Uda, a Japan
ese, who came all the way from .Osa
ka, Japan, to take his finishing studies
in this city.
Buenos Aires. June . There were
no new developments todav in the
lockout of primers by the newspaper
publishers. The trouble grew out of
the strike of sewing grils, who were
joined by the department store em
ployes, tne latter charging that the
store owners were subjecting the sew
ing girls to sweatshop methods.
The printers refused to set the ad
vertisements of a department store
which refused to meet the demand of
its striking employes for better work
ing conditions, and tlie publishers de
clared a lockout. The store, a British
concern, was thereupon boycotted by
all the trade unions, which charged
that, the workers were being exploited
by foreign capital.
The conflict has renewed the gener
al labor nrest, which anparentlv had
been quieted. The civilian vigilance
committees have been recalled to
guard duty, owing to a renewal of
rumors of impending disorders.
Amerongen. .Tune 1 (By the A. P.).
Evident excitement was caused today
by the arrival of a number of German's
at Amerongen castle. The usual re
ligious service was abandoned and the
former German emperor walked morn
ing and afternoon in the garden with
three other men. discussing in a loud
voice some serious subject. The voices
or the men were audible fifty yards
away,, but their words could not be
understood. One of the former em
peror's companions apparently was Dr:
Alfred Zimmermann, once German sec
retary for foreign affairs.
Mayence, June 1 (Havas). The
Rhine republic was proclaimed today
in various Rhine cities. The popula
tion welcomed the event with satisfac
tion and expressed the hope that it
would put an end to the painful'uncer
tainty prevailing in the Rhine prov
inces regarding the allied nations and
The new government is headed by
Dr. Dorden. It has been installed pro
visionally at Wiesbaden. Dr. Dorden
addressed a message to the different
governments and to the peace conference.
Waterbury, Conn.. June 1. Two men
and a 2 year old boy. riding in a light
frame wagon attached to a horse, were
drowned here tonight when the horse,
frightened by an automobile, plunged
the wagon with its three occupants and
itself into Lakewood lake. The dead
are Antonio Becce, 29, former member
of the 102 infantry: Vito Lavango, 24,
and Pasquale Becce, 2 years old,
nephew of the former. Two bodies
were recovered up to midnight.
Toronto, June 1. Employes of the
Toronto Street Railway company de
cided a.ta meeting early today not to
join the sympathetic walkout called to
aid striking metal workers here. The
vote was 750 opposed to 250 in favor of
Waterbury. Conn., June 1. A forest
fire raged for' several hours tonight on
the Cables and Missel properties off
Watertown avenue, causing $5,000
damage to the woodlands. A lighted
cigarette thrown into the brush is said
to have been the cause of the blaze.
Par;. June 1. '.By the A. P.) The
Metal Workers' Union in t he region of
Paris has decided to strike Monday
morning because of differences with
the employers over the m ethod of a p
plying the new eight hour law. The
Temps estimates that the s trike will
affect more than 200 0-00 workers.
The secretary of the subway em
ployes' union announced today that
all the undergrSund lines in Paris
will be tied up Tuesday if in the
meantime te companies do not grant
all the demands of the union.
Women are seldom what they seem
and they are glad of it.
Paris, June 1. William Trotter,
"delegate to Paris and secretary of
race petitioners to the peace confer
ence," has written to President AVil
son asking him in the name of the Na
tional Equal Rights League, in view
of recent lynching in the south, and
for the sake of American negroes who
gave their lives in the war, to send a
message to congress recommending
that lynching be made a crime against
the federal government.
Derby Announcements have hern
issued of the marriage of Miss Annette
Swift of Ansonia and Judge Alfred
Carleton Baldwin of Derby, which took
place in New Haven Wednesday aft
ernoon. Judge Baldwin has been judge
of the Derby court for the past four
years and is a member of the reymb-
lican state central committee from,
this district.
Hartford. According to unofficial
records at the office of the Hartford
War Bureau, about 200 Hartford men
died in the service of the United
States during the war with Germany.,

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