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Now Generally Believed Germany Will
Announce Decision Well Within
Fifteen-Day Limit. Indemnity to Be
Paid Within 30 Years
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris. May 8.-It is belived iii allied (iries thai (iermaanv
wvill a tnainunii , Ier decisilhil well ivilhin the I5-day limit for dis
(M lftlI. Shie is lleady rediuIced t iii virital military and inaval
ialitloteice. I Peifriany 'iddiitio ally taes fi te lroiMeet tf atil
('IuII lliC milli ittioul itI they refuse i) sign.
disc u hinandte division of hae suprele war colulil is - lifer
dE"iscsin and te"Bi Fur" a
begun preparation of the plans under
which an even more vigorous block
ade, than was (obtained during the
war, will be clamped down on Ger
many in the event of a defiance.
Clemenceau, in a speech yesterday,
made it plain that the allies were
prepared to sign the treaty as soon
as the Germans made known their
decision, regardless of the day it
At the conclusion of yesterday's
meeting an announcement was made
of the "Big Tl ree's" decision re
garding disposition of the manda
tories over former German colonies.
The British will exercise a mandate
over the German East Africa
Pleasant Islands, Japan will control
the German Pacific islands in North
Equator, German colonies will be
apportioned among British domin
ions as follows; German South
Africa to Union South Africa, Ger
man Samoan Islands to New Zea
land. German Pacific islands, ex
clusive of Samoan Pleasant Islands
to Australia; Great Britain and
France will make a joint recom
mendation to the league of nations
regarding the ftLure of Togoland
and the Cameroen.
Along with other things, Germany
must allow fre~dom of all nations
through her territories. Commis
sions are created for the plebiscites
in Malmedi, Schlesswig and East
Prussia. Commissions supervising
Saar Valley and Danzig, and con
duction of plebiscites, will act under
direction of the league of nations.
Germany's concessions to Poland
comprise 27,686 square miles. She
consents to Belgium being made a
neutral state, Ltuxemburg ceases to
le a member of the German Tariff
Union, all Hohenzollern property in
Alsace-Lorraine goes to France with
outt payment, Girmany cedes Memel
General Comment on Treaty
Guarded. President Will
Cable First Message to
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, May 8. - President
Wilson's pledge to present to the
senate a proposal for an Anglo-Amer
ican alliance to aid France in the
event of an unprovoked attack by
Germany, will center in a senatorial
discussion. While general comment
on the treaty is guarded, pending a
study of the long document, senators
have indicated that the proposed spe
cial alliance will cause an uproar in
the senate, equtlling, if not surpass
ing that whieh Is expected to center
about the league of nations discus
sions. Some senators characterized
the alliance as the "expected sur
prise." They have been anticipating
something front Paris for weeks.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, May 8.-Wilson will
cable his first message to the next
congress for reading before the joint
session, it has been announced.
(Special United Press Wire.]
Paris, May 8.-President Wilsor
will make no recommendation re
garding the proposed alliance amnoni
the United States, Great Britain jn0
France, when it is submitted to the
senate for ratiti ation, it has beet
learned. The proposed alliance, it i:
understood, will be presented to the
senate simultaneously with the peace
treaty, at the special session of con
gress which is called for May 19.
President Wilson will not return ti
Washington until the treaty has heel
signed, it is learned authoritatively.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 8. - Newspaper
opinion is divided here concern
ing the peace treaty. The Matin
said: No crime of 1870 has been
expiated, but the crime of 1914
seems to have been considered
irreparable. It remains for
France to pay her war costs,
which are approximately $34,
Petit Parisienne: Despite
Brockdorff and Rantzaus' words,
the world has been relieved of
the weight of German imperial
Petit Journal: Many regret
that Wilson's principles pre
vented us from getting Saar Val
ley. The treaty constitutes an
honorable compromise.
Verit: The treaty will not
satisfy anybody. Those not wish
ing France to die of victory will
not approve a treaty which would
force the French to ruin them
selves by paying the costs of the
New York Times: It's a terri
ble punishment to the German
people which their mad rulers
brought upon themselves.
New York Sun: It is objec
tionable that the league of nations
should be interwoven with peace
New York Tribune: Settle
ment will make for peace.
Berlin: The press comment. on
the peace terms declared several
of the points could not be ac
cepted. The Tageblatt said that
100,000 soldiers was not suf
ficient to maintain internal order,
adding, "we decline to have eter- N
nally a state of anarchy." News
papers pronounced the indemnity
as excessive and denounced the
proposition of Danzig and Saar
to associated powers, free use of
Danzig waterways and port facili
ties are assured Poland, allies re
serve the right for Russia to obtain 1
reparation from Germany; all Ger
man munition establishments must
be closed within three months after
peace is signed, except where the
allies may otherwise specify, total
German indemnities to be deter
mined by an inter-allied commisnion
before May 1, 1920.
After a fair hearing a schedule
will be fixed for discharge of the
German indemnity obligations with
in 30 years. The initial indemnity
payment is 20,000,000,000 marks,
to be made in gold, goods and ships.
Germany must pay civilians for all
acts of cruelty ordered by her repre
sentatives; must pay damages for
enforced labor by civilians and for
fines imposed.
Germany to confirm renunciation
of the treaty of Bucharest; all Ger
man concessions in Turkey, Russia,
Brazil, Austria-Huingary and Bul
garia, to be transferred to the al
lied reparation commissions and
credited to Germany to discharge of
indemnity obligations; Germany's
taxation system must be propor
tionately as great as that in the al
lied countries, all German ports
which were free before the war must
continue in that status; Belgium to
be permitted to build a canal con
necting the Rhine and Meuse.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 8.-"The Germans will
never sign" is the expression heard
from many lips in Paris. The same
men attached to the American comi
mission, who a few days ago told the
United Press they feared a panic of
the Germans signing about fifty
fifty,, are among those who are now
saying "the enemy will never accept
the terms. Men who recently were
confident the Germans would sign,
now say the chances are about even.
The reason for the increased pes
- simism is believed to be culminating
in, an effort of seeing all parts of
the treaty together, whereas earlier
opinions were based on particular
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What is believed by eity health
department officials to have been a
wholesale attempt to dispose of
thousands of cans of rotten oysters,
which had been condemned as nfit
for consumption, to the public, was
frustrated yesterday when health
authorities seized 10,087 cans of the
spoiled food as several thousand cant
of it were being transferred from a
delivery truck of the Armour Pack
ing company to the wagon of Mose
Levy, a peddler, in an alley near the
city incinerator. Levy and the driv
er of the Armour truck, whose name
is said to be Thomas, are still at
liberty, although it was considered
probable that their arrests will oc
cur late today.
According to the health authori
ties, former Meat Inspector Ruble
Monday condemned 75 cases of
canned oysters which he found
stored in the Armour company's
local warehouse. The inspector or
dered the cans and their contents de
Yesterday the driver for Armour's
company was ordered to transport
the condemned product to the incin
erator, it was stated by the Armott
officials. There, according to ti1
driver's story, the superintendent of
the incinerator found the cans in
(Special United Press Wire.
Washington, May 8.-Practically
the entire American army excepting
the army of occupation, will prob
ably be out of France in August,
Secretary Baker announced. Ship
movements have been so rapid he
said; all except a small working
force, which it may be necessary to
maintain in France, should have
sailed for the United States by that
St. Louis, May 8.-Charges that
West Point officers had attempted
to dominate other officers was one
of the subjects which was expected to
break its way into the caucus of the
American Legion here late today. It
is also expected to consider charges
of deplorable conditions in American
cantonments overseas, particularly
at Brest.
SUch a co1dition frolll tlhe tot0o 0iti
gases generated by the decyd
ysthrs ithat itel refused to destroy the
stuff until the packing company tad
punched each cant Ind permitted tie'
gases to escape. '1Th1is oction, it was
said, was tcken for fear that tllte ex
plosion of the imprisoned gases in
the cant would wreck the city's in
A short while after the incident at
the incinerator, a teltphone message
was received at the health office to
the effect that the ceiiletined oysters
were being transferred from the
Arttotu truck to the wagon of 21ose
Levy in the rear of tie old Olympic
brewery. lity Food inspector Mar
garet ltosza and Sunitary Inspector
Pedlar hurried to thI -"ene, but the
Only Lived An Hour After
Being Shot. Robbers At
tempt to Get Away But
Are Recaptured.
(Special United li-s Wire.)
The Dtalles, Ort.. liiy 8.--Chief
of Police Gibons lvsis fltally shot
here yesterday. tit sitd Sheriff
Chrisman were marching along twc
of the three mtten i-hi had robbed
the Washougal. \Wasliingtott, bank of
$7,)00 Monday, when lie was shot
by one of the rolbers and died an
hour later. The hla lits escaped in
the excitement which followed the
shooting, bui i II-' recaptured
hiding untlet a buiblingi a half block
away. The otther on t scaped acrosl
the river into i\ashingtont where he
was later cattured. II( gave hit
name as Dolph iiilitiJo'n
IrThe bandit twiho shot Gibons, the
police say, is Ed 'tiinrose, one of
the bank robbers. It is believed
that Johnson is one of the men whe
the police toiew as i-t and whc
had aided l'imt11(1-e, thli was under
arrest at WiashougQ1, to escape. The
inen crossed tl' I iVcr in a boat,
where they t l n Iian for Bonne
ville, and were litei .intured at The
iransfcr had been effected and tais Ii
Iwo drivers had dlepiarted. lith.~t
however, were found later adl were
closely questioned as to the Iran,.
Levy is stated by the aitlhoitiep
to have denied any intention of disi,
posing of the spoiled oysters, as
sirting that he merely nhffred to re
lieve the Armour driler of the
trouble of hauling ite attll away and
destroying it.
Liter yesterday, the inspectors dis
covered 75 more cases of canned
oysters at a ranch on the outskirts
of the city, where they presumably I
had been takhen without the knowl
idge of the hettilit authorities. This
lot also was seized and destroyed un
de r the supervisuon of the health of
From the fact, it was staled, that
the seized oysters were received by
Armour compatny it local branch in
the fall of 1l 1 tii, and that food at
thoritiett assert thti canatd oystexs
readily spoil and are unfit for colt
simption ht-eit though ctnned in less
than a year from the date of canning,
further inv-si gtioat of how they
packing company iate to have such
a large supply of produits on hand
during the period of high war prices
and war food administration is ex
Manila, P. L. April 24, (ly mail).
-Segregation of lepers as soon as
discovery of the disease is made, is
resulting in the disease disappearing
I froit the islands, according to Vin
centea de Jesus, director of the Philip
pine health service. As a result, less
than 3)1ti lepers colle from all the
provtinccs every yetr.
(Special t itited Press WVire.)
Washingtoi. Alay S. -Victory loan
campaigners stated today that they
were after big money." Two bil
lion dollars iu=t be obtained within
the next three days. if the fifth drive
is to te stuccesstitfl. War loan di
rectors today renewced their appeals
to conaitunities which ttet allotments
to continue drives for larger sur
pluses. It was explained the money
will be needed to alance deficits in
Some section:; which will flll short.
Demand $5.50 for Six-Hour
Day. Must Stop Discrim
inating Against Members
of Unions.
(Special to The IBulletin.)
Park City. Utah. May S. --The
mitners of this camp have gone oil
a strike to force the demniotds which
they recently ilade on the com
panies. The most important of their
demands are a six-hour day, two
men on a machine and a tuniforni
wage for all men underground.
Foilowing is a copy of the d(t
inands which were sent to the min
iag companies:
To the mining companies of Park
City and vicinity:
We, the employes of your respec
tive companies in two mass meet
ings assembled, helieving that we.
the workers, have ftie right to sell
our labor power. and that we should
he the only ones to determine the
worth of said labor power. tia ve
after due consideration and by a
inu itnous vote determined that if
by 8 o'clock a. im. Tuesday. May 6,
1919, the following demands are not
complied with, that all workers ent
ployed in or around the mines. mills
and smolters in this district will
cease work until said demands are
1. We demand a six-hour day.
2. We demand two mien on all
:1. We demand $5.51i per day for
alt men working in or around the
mines, mills and smelters.
4. We, I ie workers, in miass
meeting assembled, agree uiini
iiously that in the future we will
iot, tolerate ally discrimination
against imembers of any organizi
tion, and that we will walk off it(,
job throughout the entire district
without notice if any workers are
discharged for belonging to any or
Adoipted and ordered submitted to
the mining companies of Park City
and vicinity.
We consider that Ithese demands
are not lnijust, in view of the high
cost of living, also in consideration
of the hlazardous employment of the
Ttiis coliiulliicattion was signed
by the following imen as members of
the strike committee: David Gwil
lianis, chairman: E. Adamson, Mike
Mliller. John Campbell. Jack Hawley,
Fral'n Archer, S. N. .Mitchell, W\'il
liamn Ryan and Pearl Williams.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, May S.--Payment of
claims of the United States against
Germany will he partly through the
transfer of German ships, according
to authoritative reports here. It is
reported the decision at the peace
conference automatically added 89
seized German ships to the American
fleet "for a money consideration.'
This will help cover the United
States bill of damages against Ger
many, say officials. America's
claims against tile Teutons embrace
a loss of1 350,00(1 tons of shipping
through submarine sinkings.
Washington, lay 8. Chairman
Hurley of the United States shipping
hoard today cabled President Wilson,
outlining the desire of American
shipbuilders for foreign orders and
requesting information as to when
such orders miay he taken. The tire
iailing nfl ictalI opinion is it1111 the
ban on foreign coiitracts wviii he lift
ed soon ,itter .1 iiratn sian' the
peace fresth
The Dallts, Ore. Max .-"Spot
less" is expected to he tile muiddle
naite of The D~alles toiiight.
Menmbers of ithe chiaiber of com
muerce, city officials. boy scouts,
members of the Women's Civic club,
the Sorosis. school chuildren and
citizenis getterally have been at work
durinig thle day ''cleaning up" the
town, A halt holiday was declared
this oflernooti, the doors of schools
taod hiusiness houses closing at noon.
Openly Admits Violation of
Law in Appointments But
Stands Pat. Says He Al
tered Records.
Displaying what is claimed to he
an utter disregard for the laws and
city ordinances he has sworn to up
hold; making light of his act in al
tering the city records without con
sent of the council and asserting his
intention to conduct the city affairs
during Iris administration for the
benelit of himself and his friends,
Mayor Stodden, at the first regular
session of the new council last night,
admitted iiat he had knowingly ap
pointed non-residents of the city to
city positions, admitted he had il
legally ordered the minutes of the
last council meeting altered, indi
cated his intention to stand pat and
thereby paved the way for impeach
ient proceedings. which will pos
;ibly be started within the next few
days, according to statements of cit
izens who are incensed at the inca
pability of the new mayor shown so
early in his administration.
in response to a question by Alder
man Freudenstein as to whethef it
was true that : number of the new
mayor's appointees were non-resi
dents of the city of Butte and there
fore disqualified front city employ
ientl. Mayor Stodden admitted that
the charge was true, declared he had
uinaied the non-residents with full
knowledge that lie was forbidden to
do so tinder the law and declared the
objection of Alderman Freudenstein
to such appointments as out of
While the aldermen and spectators
held their breaths in amazement,
Stiddeti declared:
Admits He Knew Law.
I made the appointitents not in
ignorance that such an ordinance ex
isted. The appointees, however, are
human beings, are entitled to work
for their living and are American cit
(Continued on Page Three.)
Will Have Escort As Far
As Montauk Point. Flight
to Halifax Will Take
71/2 Hours.
( Special United Press Wire.)
hockaway Beach. May 8. - The
United States navy seaplanes start
ed for Halifax, on the first leg of
their journey across the Atlantic via
Nova Scotia, this morning. The NC-3
ca rried Commander Towers, com
mandent of the expedition and was
the first to take to the air, the NC-4
followed intimediately. Five small
seaplanes circled about as the huge
air boats roared into their first jump
of the daring trip. Several dirigibles
were also in the air.
These six crafts were expected to
form an escort during the journey as
far as Montauk Point, where the trail
leads from Long Island. The sly
was gray, with a mist over the water
before the planes started, but west
wind mnade the starting favorable.
it is expected the flight to Halifax
will be made ini seven and one-half
The only crowil to witness the
start were a few relatives of tile
crews, some naval officers and en
listed tmen and ti group standing
close to the water's edge, who wvept
as the propellers whirred. The avi
ators wore leather clothing and the
planes carried food and water.
Sag Hatrhor, L. I., May 1.-- The
trans-Atlantic planies passed over the
coast guards' station here at 10:30
a. m. They were flying in close for
nmation at sit altittude of about 500
feet sail were heading northeast.
Chaltham, Mass., May 8. --Sea
(Continued on Page Sl4)

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