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Today?Fair, ?lightly warmer. To
morrow?Fair and warmer.
Highest temperature yesterday,
32; lowedt, 25.
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NO. 4401
league of Nations
Comes Into Being
Amid Turbulence
League Is Expected to
Weather Political Storm
Due to French Antago
nism to Certain Nations
Claiming Voice at Peace
President Wilson Expected
to Address a Plenary
Conference This Week
and Present the Report
of the Committee for
Paris, Feb. 10.?The Society of
Nations came into existence today
under turbulent circumstances due
to the threat to withdraw the Peace
Conference from Paris.
No matter how sincere or insin
cere are the rumblings of the po
litical storm, the society is expected
to weather the* conditions which
greeted its formal birth at high
noon today.
At that hour President Wilson and
other members of the League of Na
tions Committee had concluded their
reading of the first draft of the con
stitution of the society and were
agreed on all points.
The usual drab communique,
which was issued this evening, does
not give this information, but it
was authoritatively stated at the ex
piration or the meeting that -this
day saw the birtli of the Society of
For the present the first draft of
the constitution of this interna
tional body is being guarded with
allele care that is usually lavished
upon the jewels of an Asiatic po
tentiate. ?
The air , of secrecy around the
Hotel Crillon. where the society
first saw the light of day, was as
thick a? the proverbial London fog
?and as impenetrable.
U ilfioa to Frr?fit Report.
Nevertheless it is reported that
President Wilson will address a plen
ary conference either Thursday or
Friday?possibly Saturday?and will
present the report of the committee
for adoption.
In a large measure the creation of
the Society of Nations is due lo t ie
ceaseless work of the American chier
executive. He has been instrumental
In having the committee meet morn
ing. noon and night during the past
week for the sole purpose of bringing
something tangible out of the maze
of details which enmesh the confer
The President Wilson's effort has
been crowned with success is appa
rent. for he will return home with the
details of one of the great individual
accomplishments for the Peace Con
Hf will be ready to tell Congress
what parts he expects the Society of
Nations will play in preventing future
To Iron Out Difference)*.
The committee will meet at frequent
intervals for th? purpose of ironing
out what are deemed trivial differ
ences. Future historians will?as far
as is known tonight?not find anything
dramatic to record in describing the
natal day of the Society of Nations.
The committee assembled at 10:J0
this morning. Word was passed out
at noon that it had agreed upon the
first draft and adjourned at 1?)
A litrtc group of American war
workers ami soldiers, hearing thai
President Wilson was at the Crillon.
gathered in front of the hotel doors
io catch a glimpse of him. When he
icame out they cheered.
Hut they didn't realize that they
were cheering him on the day of his
first real triumph upon European sol!. |
Preaenta W ar l?lot Proof.
At today's session of the supreme
war council the French finance min- i
Ister. M. Klotz. save a detailed analy- '
sis of the work published in 1916 Dy
the German Mineral staff, "proving I
the premeditated character of the de- j
?tr notion of French industry," accord
ing to an official statement. The mat
ter wsw referred to the economic com- i
ml t tee.
The flelgtan members of the supreme
war council will be ht-ard first when
the body meets again tomorrow.
The commissi ion on reparation at a ]
meeting today discussed the principles
upon which rests the right of repara
tion. The memoranda submitted by
the various delegations were looked
nto. The Australian Premier. William
Morris Hughes, set forth the consti
tution upon which the British merao
*andum is based.
Jeut. Corley Exhibits Cowardly
Subject of Ex-Kaiser.
New York. Feb. 1??Th? nrst Ger
ran deserter known to' have ar
rived in this country ^-ot in today on
.he American transport Arakan. He
vas led whore, with a rope around
its neck, by Ijeut. Jemas W. Corley.
?f Marietta. Ga.
The deserter was one of a party
?f thirteen who had the misfortune
o run Into Corley and two doutrh
>oys near Thier^iirt. The other
wetve surrendered. The deserted
ail -away, but later changed his
nod followed the Americans into
amp. and rare himself up. He
erred as dispatch bearer behind the
American line* and was wounded in
o?ton. Corl^r says he is the best
ierman police dog in captivity.
Would Name Canal for T. R.
Renaming of the Panama Canal
Roosevelt Canal.** as a memorial to
*ol. Theodore Roosevelt, was pro
osed in a resolution introduced in
??e Senate yesterday by Senator,
Germans Paying
Million Each Day
for U. S. Expense
Coblenz, Feb. 10.?Mainte
nance of American troops in the
occupied area is costing the
Germans more than $1,000,000
a day. Private soldiers cost
the Germans about $3.60 a day
each and officers about $9.
The cost of maintaining the
soldiers is about $962,001^ The
Germans' bill for maintenance
to date \s about $75,000,000.
French Attitude May Result
in Changing of Place
of Sittings.
Paris, Feb. 10.?There is a possibility
that the world's Peace Conference
may be transferred to neutral ground.
The antagonistic attitude taken by
certain officials of the French govern
i roent and by a certain section of the
| French press has been so intense and
so menacing to interallied concord
| that the question of moving the Peace
! Conference to a place where the "in- i
j dependence of the conference" would
I be guaranteed already has been seri
| ously suggested.
} It may, indeed, be stated that repre
I sentatives of three of the govern
? ments sitting at the Quai d'Orsay
1 peace table have been and are seri
| ously discussing this question.
Propajcunda by French
Intense propaganda has been car
! ried on by certain French newspapers
which admittedly has threatened
interfere with the freedom of action
on the part of the Peace Conference.
The attitude of certain French offi
cials participating in the conference
has been of a more or less obstructive
nature. This is believed due to the
fact that France has been closer to
the horrors and realities of war than
any other allied nation, and that war
conditions actually still prevail, and
that the French people find 't perbaps
harder than the people of any other
' country to look at the issues of war
| and peape from an absolutely object
j ive potfit of view.
It is argued by those who sec a
! serious menace in these facts that
| transference of the conference to a I
| neutral point would obviate these dif- j
( Acuities.
Guests of Richmond Hotel,
Many War Workers,
Lose Belongings.
Fire originating on the. third floor
|of the Richmond Hotel, Seventeenth!
land H streets northwest, about 2j
(o'clock yesterday afternoon, drove j
I more than 100 guests out of their;
! rooms.
I For a while the blaze threatened to
destroy the entire property. Prompt
ness ??f the tire department, coupled
with the efficiency of the two-platoon
system, checked spread of the ilames, |
holding the damage to approximately j
120,000. according to the estimate of
Fire Marshal Nicholson.
Nearly every sleeping room in the ho- |
tei was soaked with water, making
them uninhabitable last night, many j
of the permanent guests?attached on :
government business in Washington? |
being forced to find quarters else- i
where, the majority minus most of j
their personal belongings.
| While the fire was under control in '
j less than an hour, an immense crowd j
! of war workers, when they left the \
{downtown departments at 4:30 o'clock. I
! were hastened to the scen#? and only
, with the greatest difficulty did the I
{police manage to hold back the
j crowds. .
, Starting on the third floor, on the I
i Seventeenth street side of the building I
the fire leaped up the lathe-enclosed j
walls, which formed an air chamber!
to the wooden frame work at the top |
of the sixth floor.
J. L. Bowles is manager of the
hotel, which is owned by the Rich- I
mond Hotel Company. He said last
night that iB damage is fully cover
ed by Insurance. The property is
valued at S97.500. and the land at $73,
?**). according to the assessment rec
I ords.
Viscount Grey, Epic
Figure in August. 1914,
Now is Totally Blind
1-iondon. Feb. 10.?From a source
intimately connected with the vic
tim. were learned tonight some de
tails of the tragedy that has come
to darken the declining years of
Edward Grey, Viscount of Fallodon,
one of the epic figures of Britain's
days of doubt in August, 1914.
Sir Edward Grey, as he was call
ed in those days, is now totally
A close friend of the forrfer Sec
retary of State for foreign affairs
and one of his fellow members in
the Brooks Club said Grey lost his
eyesight before Christmas, due to
cataracts. Before that time he had
bcin under treatment, valorously
keeping up until at last he retired
to his Fallodon estate to spend the
remainder of his days on earth in
total darkness.
London News Says 18
Divisions Are Concen
trated on West Front
Marshal Foch Also Said to
Be Fearful of German
i London, Feb. 10.?British news
papers are taking a serious view of
the German military menace which
they claim to be acute owing to the
slowness of the German demobiliza
tion. Marshal Foch is said to be
alive to the situation of Germany
possessing an army of 3.000.000 men
and the demand is made that at each
renewal of the armistice a specific
degree of German demobilization
should be insisted upon.
"Marshal Foch," say s a British
informant of the Paris correspond
ent of the Daily News, "made a dec
laration of somewhat serious char
acter at the meeting of the Su
preme War Council. He feels that
the Germans are beginning to for
get that they are beaten. They are
apt to forget that we are in a state
J of war. They have been slow in
handing over transports and other
I things, and they are causing a great
deal of difficulty.
Una* Demobilising; Slowly.
. "We are demobilizing fast while
they are not cotitinuinK to^Jemobilize.
There is danger of Germany saying.
*We do not care anything about your
league of nations and we have got our
! troops '
! "ITnless a change takes place we
| might be faced with a situation in
| which Germany, as regards the num
1 ber of men in the field, will have three
| against the allies two.
I "This question of demobilization ha*
? been taken up by the Supreme War
The Daily News correspondent In
another dispatch says;
"I learn from an authoritative
source that Germany has concentrat
ed more than eighteen divisions under
Hindenburg on the Western Front.
There is reason to believe that Ger
many is keeping her troops under
j arms under the pretext of economic
l necessity. Some of the military au
thorities think that Germany has
j sought more material to give the nec
essary armament to 3,000.000 men.
f'aaaat Disarm Karly.
"German demobilization is the con
dition of our demobilization, and there
fore disarmament is impossible so lou*
as Germany tkx** n<* cowrtrine to dte*
j "Allied military authorities cortkider
the time has now arrived for Germany
to give up her military strength?that
she must be brought to such a con
dition that she cannot resist later the
conditions of peace now being pre
"The French national Socialist party
and its extreme left wing is strongly
opposed to anything being done to
save Germany from the consequences
of defeat. In this matter the French
government will be supported by the
entire nation."
The Daily Mail also reports that
Marshal Foch has acquainted the war
council with the situation and the
difficulty of inducing Germany to
comply with the armistice conditions.
3,000,000 Ready to Fifcht.
"According to his estimate." says
the paper, "the Germans were now
capable of placing an army of 3 -
000.000 in the field in two months
"It is desired to make the renew
al of the war impossible In the arm
istice conditions of Febraury 17.
The terms suggested Include: Hand
ing over of the whole German ar
tillery; compulsory reduction of the
German army to twenty-five divi
sions with machine guns for inter
nal policing; occupation by the al
lies of the Ruhr district, which in
eludes Essen."
In a leading article the Daily
Chronicle says:
"Allied military authorities can
not but take somewhat serious no
tice of the military developments
in Germany. The tone of Ebert's
speech last week showed that offi
cial Germany is beginning to build
hopes on the difficulty it thinks the
allies would have in renewing hos
tilities. The only easy way to baf
fle these hopes is to nip them in
1 the bud."
Bandits Steal $4,000;
Life Savings of Couple
Tarentum, Pa., Feb. 10.?Two ban
dits tied and gagged Mrs. Paul Kin jo
,n her home at Creighton near here
| this afternoon, went up stairs, pried
open a trunk and escaped with J4.0C0
' in cash and several gold watches.
I The cash represented the life sav
ings of Kinjo, who kept his money
j constantly in his home. *
?. *
Says Japan Did Not Object
to Airing of Treaties
Tokyo. Feb. 8 delayed (.-Japan
never objected to the publication of
any secret agreements that exist with
China, and no Improper pressure has
been exerted upon the Chinese for
eign office, nor upon the Chinese
peace delegates.
This statement was made by a high
official of the foreign office in an in
terview here today.
French Ace'i Trip Here Forbidden.
Paris. Feb. 10.?Permission for
Rene Fonck. the French ace. to go
to the United States, was counter
manded by direction of Premier
C.emenceau today. Fonck Is said to
have already boarded the liner
Touraine at Havre, en route to New
York, when the premier took action
No reason was assigned.
No Wonder Hi* "Tuny Ached."
Boston, Feb. 10?John Leblanc
Inmate of th. State Hospital had
aevire stomach trouble. Doctors
operated and took from his stomach
lzx lnch-sqi.?re pieces of metal,
three imitation diamonds and 3
- ..
One of a series of editorials outlining the virtues and
defects with an idea toward a continuation Of the former and
the elimination of the latter.
? '/
It is unfortunate that some of the churches of the city again
have raised a cry |gainst Sunday amusements, and threaten to carry
011 a fight befor? Congress to secure a Sunday closing law for the
I District. This resolution is the result of a mass meeting held on
| Sunday, ?
It is unfortunate because it is going to make the church un
i popular. Yet its object is to gain popularity for the churches.
This paper always has and always will support the churches
i of Washingfbn and their work. We devote all possible space to
their activities. During the Billy Sunday campaign we printed
twice as much news about th<* campaign as any other newspaper
In Washington.
But when the churches of Washington, try to fill their pews
through force, we are against it. We believe that Washington
needs Sunday amusements and we believe that if they arc restricted
it will be the restriction of constitutional rights. Surely the church
and its people should rcalizc#the value of liberty. The history of
the church through the ages certainly shows what radical measures
have been taken to secure religious liberty.
The crux of the whole situatioa is probably summed itp by one
of the preachers who quoted %ures to show that on a certain Sun
day 7,000 people attended fifty churches while more than 50,000
people attended thirty-eight motion picture shows. This statement
in itself gives to the layman the impression of jealousy in the
Surely the pastors do not think that the 7,000 should be allowed
to tell the 50,000 just how they should spend their Sunday. And do
they thiqk that if they wkc successful in depriving the 50,000 of
their choice of entertainment, that the 50,000 will turn to the cfiurch,
the very agency that deprived them? Common sense argues other
We arc looking at the subject with the good of the city in
view and we "believe that the good of tlie city requires Sunday
amusements. Washington is in a very unique position right now.
There is an opportunity at hand to make the city one of the fore
most in the country wSth the attendant danger of sti deteriorating
in size and importance to a somnolent village. Provincial blue laws
will tend to bring about the latter alternative.
We must bear in mind that Sunday is the only day on which
a number of our people can indulge in any form of amusement and
that there are religions whose Sabbath day does not mean Sunday.
We do not argue the wisdom of their belief, but under our Consti
| tution, they are entitled to it.
So far as our amusements arc concerned, there is nothing to
show that they have in any way corrupted the morals of the com
munity. In fact they arc under police supervision and we believe
that our city is far better off with its citizens sitting in a theater
on Sunday' evening than if . these same people should flood the
streets seeking other amusement w^hich, bccausc of its scarcity,
might take baser form.
The churches should remember, too, that the day is already
partly restricted to them as theaters are not allowed to open until
3 in the afternoon. This gives to the church full sway on Sunday
morning. If they cannot induce sufficient to attend these services,
| something is wrong in the church.
We would like to see Washington purged of anything tending
toward viciousness and we have on numerous occasions conducted
campaigns against vice that was very apparent, but when the
(chnrchc&,seek to eliminate Sunday amusements they- are ill advised
I and their activities instead of filling their pews will have an opposite
j tendency.
i . ?
Raises Point of Order Be
cause Bill Carries No Ap
propriation for Building.
| The "big navy"_ program urged by
I Secretary Daniels and President Wil
| son, both before and since the latter
I went to Europe, and unanimously rec
| ommended by the House Naval Affairs
Committee, is endangered.
! That part of the annual naval bill
! providing for construction after July
j 1, 1822. of ten first-class battleships
[ and as many scout cruisers, was
! striken from the bill on a point ot
order made by Republican Leader
j Mann in the House this afternoon and
j sustained by Representative Jarrett,
of Tennessee, who was in the chair.
' The point of order was that this part
j of the bill in general legislation pro
I vidlng for wholly new work, attached
| to a regular appropriation bill, a vlo
; lation of the House rules, and, fur
ther, that It is an authorization with
! out an appropriation for carrying it
I into effect.
i To meet the emergency, Chairman
: Pou, of the Rules Committee, hurried
j ly brought in a special rule making
j the legislation in order, and called a
meeting of the Rules Committee for
I this morning to consider it.
Tent Strength Today.
The special rule undoubtedly will be
1 reported to the House when it meets
i today, and the test of strength will
[ come, then. If. the special rule goes
| through, it will be a decisive victory
I for advocates of the "big navy" pro
I gram and means that it will be
? adopted. ^
| Representative Padgett, chairman
of the Naval Affairs Committee,
sought to get around the point of
order raised by Representative Mann,
by amending the section authorizing
the construction of ten battleships to
appropriate $2,000,000 with which to
begin the work. Representative Mann
quickly raised another point of order,
based on the same premises, and the
chair announced it was of the opinion
that the previous ruling covered the
second point. Representative Padgett
argued that the amendment making
the appropriation removed the objec
tion against authorization without
appropriation, and that the committee
in drawing the bill had simply fol
lowed precendent established in the
adoption of naval bills in previous
Representative Miller, of Minnesota,
moved to amend by making the ap
propriation J210.000.000, sufficient to
cover the cost of the ten battleships,
estimated to cost $21,000,000 each, and
the question was on this amendment
when the bill was laid aside for the
Reading and adoption of the sec
tions providing for continuation of
work already undertaken or author
ized, with only a few minor changes,
had been accomplished when Repre
sentative Mann raised his point of
Government Investigator of
Bolsheviki in Russia to
Be First Witness.
j Investigation of alleged Bolsheviki
J activities in the United States, ordered
| by the Senate, will be begun today
by the Overman subcommittee of the
Judiciary Committee.
The first witness whom the com
mittee will hear will be Dr. William
Chapin Huntington, Department of
Commerce, who lately has returned
from Russia. He was irt Petrograd
as a commercial attache of the War
Trade Board during the last days of
the Czar's rule, remained during the
period when Kerensky was at ^he
head of the government, and witness
ed the overthrow of the Kerensky
government and the installation of
the Denine and Trotsky regime. He
left Russia last September.
Will Tell of Movement.
Dr. Huntington, who will give the
committee an intimate history of
events leading up to the rise of the
Bolshevists, was an eye-witness of
most of the happenings of that period
I and has a volume of documentary ev
idence bearing on the situation in
Russia up to the present time.
The committee called Dr. Hunting
ton to obtain an estimate of the theo
ries and teachings of the Bolsheviki.
before launching on the investigation
of. the spread of th^moveemnt to
this country. After^Dr. Huntington
has been heard, it is the purpose of
! the committee to call Albert Rhys
i Williams and other acknowledged
j spokesmen of the soviet government
j in the United States and question
j them concerningj>lans they may have
; for carrying ort a Bolsheviki propa
j ganda in America.
London Mail Bewails
Return of Silk Hat
and Linen Collar
! Iy>ndon, Feb. 10.?Revival of the silk
hat and stiff collar finds the Daily
Express editorially *unreceptive.
"The habit having been abandoned
during the war." the paper says, "it
was supposed that no one would re
turn to the old style of headgear, but
! Sir Douglas Haig recently appeared
in Whitehall in a topper and the
meeting of the house of commons pro
duce a new crop.
"Gradually and Insiduously the old
menace is creeping back.
"It is just the same with the linen
collar, as opposed to the new soft
one. Mangled by the war-time laun
dry. the stiff collar was to vanish
forever, but it ii? coming back." ?
Rom Mobilize Army.
London, Feb. 10.?The local Russian
government of the Archangel dsitrtct
has called to the colors all men of the
classes from 1878 to 1891!, according to a
dispatch received from Archangel to
Evangelist Declares Lenine
and Trotzky Hare Out
stripped Hon Teachers.
Says America Has Been
Caring for European
Paupers and Outcasts.
Booze and Bolshevism were ham
mered by Billy Sunday In his old
tabernacle last night when during
ninety-eight dynamic moments he
transferred his old Inimitable col
lection of adjectives from the Kaiser
and Germany onto "red Russia and
her band of cut-throats. Lenine and
Bringing into play all of his old
time gymnastic tricks. "Billy" kept
waves of applause rippling over the
audience as he flayed and praised
world characters and conditions ac.
cording to his whim.
" ??? Outstrip Haas.
Realiiing the fact that hundreds
were outside the tabernacle with
their cars to the boards, our same
??Billy" who waged such a success
ful campaign in Washington about
this time last year left no reserve
n his strength to get his message
over the top."
"Germany originally taught Rus
sia all of her nasty dirty stinked
ness." Billy shouted, "but she la now
even outstripping her teacher.
"Russia is doomed to hell and she
Is going- there *o fast one can't nee
the dust.
"Russia is nioralless and when one
is without morals, no matter the de
gree of their culture, they are
America has too long- been the bark
dooryard; a dumping place for all of
j Europe s paupers and outcast*.
"We are too long accustomed to put
ting lip With people In this country
who have no Anjerican Wood in their
,wh1? ><av? no love for America
In their hearts Who strike at the
\ery foundations of our government.
We ' 7"' staJ"t for them no longer.
In frT.il ^P"n ""',n *"d ^Ut them
in front of a linns squad before we
ralJ^'n 'hem '? wave ,heir dam
nable red flag over our fair land."
J romises of prohibition has not
made Billy give boo?e any n,o"quar
I'lea for " "f?|l|
, ' ;N:? beer, no work." he raged "Go
tothe devil Any organization which
recommends such tomfoolery: "Go to
wr are <n the
hutor,1,0"*ntou? time in the world's
.,^Ii ? OT"J1Ketl6t reminded hia
m must all stay on
the good ship Civilisation, whether we
stnk or swim,
Csing every one of his old?and
many new?gesticulations. Billy was
soon in a heavy perspiration, net
's ithslandmg the chilly atmosphere
The only touch which was absent
from the meeting last night, as
compared with the sixty or more
left last year, was the -trail hit
ting. ?
In a prayer, the kind of prayer
Wl.ich only Billy Sunday can make
an# get away with, the evangel!.,
blessed everything from the Capitol
to Georgetown and everybody from
President Wilson to newspop>r re
! porters.
Hkawed old-time Karat.
As is his custom. Mr. Sunday in
jected into his talk last night several
"realistic sketches'' to take home his
' point.
| While he did not have his old chair
j at Hand he pounded the pujpit with
i all of his old vigor, made use of his
feet whenever the occasion demanded
and raced to and fro in his old-time
I form.
Lieut. J. G. Graham Savs
He Was Well Treated
in Prison Camp.
j All Germans are not Huns!
-This is the conviction of Ueut. J.
G. Graham. 1522% Twelfth street
I northwest, who. in an excerpt from
his dairy sent to his parents, relates
| "exceptional courteous treatment by
; a certain commanding officer in a
German prison camp."
Confined in the prison camp for
four months, after being wounded in
| the second battle of the Murnc. Ueut.
Graham sends home the following
remarkable salutation made on the
eve of the American's departure from
i the camp by the German command
I ant:
I Nov. 26. 1918.?Up at ,1 a. m. Break
fast at 4, and the following talk given
, by German commandant before leav
j ing V-illingen:
| " "Sooner than you expected your
J day *>f liberation has arrived. In a
short time you will be back again
With your own dear friends In Amer
, ica and England. Tell them that the
| Get-man people have no more griev
ance against them. It does not con
i sider itself conquered, but as con
; quering (as you can see by the troops
! coming back from the front), because
it has won its own liberty. Now it is
I your turn to give the German people
a Just peace in peace terms which
; will give them the liberty to live,Just
ly and peaceably with the world at
i large and which will leave no hate
I to again disturb the peace of the
I world.
| " *W? all hop<j that you will reach
your home safely and find everyone in
good health.
j " 'I again request you not to part
from Germany with hatred against
us. and to influence youT people to
look upon Germany not as it has been
Judged?pei haps Justly up to the pres
ent time. The new Gel-many has the
desire to live in perfect peace with
its recent thirty enemies, but in tha
same manner te live as promised by
President WH*nn.' '?
"The hell that Bolshevism is
making on earth makes the
real bill a sideshow "
"Ebert and that bunch of
dirty German cut-throats are
just as cocky as ever and must
bear a deal of watching."
"Every time I talk about
i Lenine or Trotzky or any of
that rotten bunch over in red
Russia, I disinfcct ? my mouth
before touching another sub
"Capitalists, nothing! These
nasty, dirty, stinking Bolshe
vists think anyone who owns
a liberty bond or a tin lizzie
is a capitalist"
"Free love? Never! They
can't bring any of that pigpen
stuff on this side of the pond."
"Anyone who says 'no beer,
no work' should be deported or
stood up before a firing squad."
"Oh, God, save the United
States from the impending ti
dal wave of Bolshevism."
"If anyone thinks that a cou
ple of red flags and a bunch
of camouflage is going to daunt
any honest-to-goodness Ameri
can they have another guess
coming to them."
? Will Resign as Emergency
Fleet Chief on Return
of Hurley.
I Charles Pier, general man agor of
j the Emergency Fleet Corporation, will!
I retire to private life upon the return
j of Edward N. Hurley, chairman of
J the Shipping Board, to America. This
was indicated in official circles laj?t
night, following report* that Mr. Plez
already had resigned. Mr. Hurley i* |
! due in New York tomorrow from!
It was indicated here Mr. pie* has 1
been anxious for som?? time, now that
j the war is over, to return to his own
business interests. He is president
of the Unk-Belt Company of Chicago
and ono of the best known industrial
men in the country.
Mr. Pie* at present Is in Chicago
catching up. It is understood, on his
firm's business, which, of necessity
he has neglected under the strain orf I
putting a great American wwrchant
? fleet on the high seas to combat the
German submarine.
J In connection with the JSeaMle'lritua*
j tion. where Mr. Pie* refused to deal (
with the strikers in any *ay. it is i
| understood that charges are to be pre- I
| son ted to the Shipping Board.
J One of these charges, made by -Hhe i
i revolting labor element, is that when)
j the shipyard owneis of Seattle were ;
' on the point of agreeing with the
. men. Mr. P*ez wired them that if they j
J so agreed ho would not let them have
j any steel.
All Soldiers' Graves
Marked; Relatives May
Now Find Loved Ones
New York. Feb. 10.?The American I
transport Arakan. formerly of Dutch
registry, arrived here today with [
1 nineteen casual officers and a cargo!
of explosives. Among the officers was
Lieut. Krnest Chase, of Shannon. Ohio. '
formerly of the First Aero Squadron.
? who was transferred to the Grave
Registration Service. Thia depart- I
i meiit has in charce the marking and
listing: of the graves of American sol
j Cha.se said that any relative or
'friend wishing information conecrn-1
j ing tlm location of a soldier's grave !
lean obtain it by writing to American
l?osioffice No. 17. Grave Registration
' Service. France.
Lord Lieutenant French Will Re
sign Unless They're Released.
I>ondon. Feb. 10.?Field Marshal
! French may resign as lord lieu
tenant of Ireland unless ^Premier
Lloyd George agrees to the release
| of Sinn Feiners imprisoned in Kng
! land, according to reports received
ifrom Dublin today.
i Following a conference with Irish
j loaders, French is understood to
J have urgently rocommonded that
the Sinn Feiners be liberated at
j once and to have expressed great
dissatisfaction at the war cabinet's
! refusal to heed his advice last week,
Lloyd George, who has returned to
Ixindon from Paris, is expected to
make known his decision shortly.
Bill in New York Legislature Bans
Farmers' Favorite.
Albany, Feb. 10.?Cider, the drink
I of many rural communities, is de-?
j dated undrinkable after it has
? stood for a month and hence is
! banned, in bills introduced tonight.
The bills were drawn by the Anti
Saloon League and wofe sponsored
in the Senate by Senator George F.
Thompson and In the assembly by
j Assemblyman Walter S McNab.
The Thompson -McNab measure,
j which is designed to regulate traffic
j in alcoholic liquids, seeks to settle
| the old question as to what intoxi
' cants are by definitely defining
them. Hard cider is given a place
alongside of demon rum.
Army in Germany Pays
Tribute to RooseveH
Coblenx. Feb t.?'delayed*?Services
in memory of Col. Theodore Rooxevelt
were held throughout the area of the
occupied territory b> order of Ameri
can general hemlqaurtes.
Service* in Coblenx wi>re held in the
chapel of th?- royal palace, where the
Kaiser attended services during hia
visits to thia city.
Admits Conspiracy with
His Victims to Cask
Forged Ckeck.
Declares When Accomplice
Shot Benefectof He Ex
acted Vengeance.
His semmingljr impenetrable cub*
nine broken down under the naa
stant strain of cross-examination,
and re-enaction of the triple trac
ed y. Ziang S. Wan, yesterday maoe
the final installment of his confes^
slon of the mysterious murders of
Dr. Theodore T. Wong, and his tw^
associates. C. H. Hale and Ben Bed
Wu. naming the letter aa the slayef
of the two mentioned previously
and admitting that after a furious
quarrel over the IS.000 check he if
turn killed Wu with the already
blood-stained revolver.
The final breakdown of Wen yes- J
terday wrote "finis" on .the
story of "when thieves fail out."
Atfmiti Killing Wa
"I killed Wu; h? killed Dr. Wong
and Haie." Wan calmly told Inspec
tor Clifford Grant and Detect!ve-Ser
cant Ouy E- Burltngmaxne. at the
mission house. VCZ Kaiorama noad.
where he again re-enacted the triple
tragedy yesterday afternoon
Tm glad this is off of my mind: I
might have tol? you sooner but peo
ple of ray race never confess. Dr
Wong wa* my friend and Bay mother
in Shanghai had entrusted him to
care for me in thiacounytr. 12 ..
care for me In this country. I never
wanted him killed, so I killed .Wu for
what he had done 1 am fried ft ta
al! over; I can't say anything mor^^
Wu. for many weeks, had been
wrong" with hi* director, and
on the verge of losing hi*- posittonj^T
confidential secretary of the
at 300 Kaiorama road where he Kt
the two atJ?~r high-casie Chinese aH
put to death
1* ? I'laaaH Ferg' ry. 1
Letters and telegrams, writtenJ l .
early jl* the middle of Deoembriyfl
Wan in New York, nrged Wai^H
com*> to Washington. Oft many
sion*. according tm Wan. he
outlined tfc^K plans to rob Dr.
"T>y ulcjis of forged checks "
legtng that Wu wa* the instij
the plan*.
Inspector Grant and dafceeUx e
BurUngame laaT night teld In
I how Wan was forced by ~
i seven days, while being "entertali
I at the Hotel Dewey. Is street n^H
I Fourteenth, to sdinit his connect^H
.with the triple trajredy, and how
I terday he eonfeased to the kilting B
Wu, after Wu had *hot to death I *
1 two associate* in the miaaion.
"Wan told u the check wa strWfe ?
from Dr. Wong's check book." a^H
Inspector Grant last night, "on Tu^H
day. the night before the mu ?
were committed.
**Hsie mised the check and reporl
It to Dr. Wong. Wong and Hsie fur * J
over the mtnstng check and Wu feai H
he would lose his position. On W H
neaday Wu ru*hed to the Hotel Hal H
j wfiere Wan a a* stopping and h rt:s ,
| W?n if he would come to the miaa ^
houae that nigh! and discuss with]
I the b?st means of obtaining the mo
|On the check.
^ Kag a a ean r ? i at Hoaar.
"It ?*? agreed by Wu that b* ?"
leave ,he door open for Wan. and tl^^F
! although he (Win had a dinner
gagement he would return early
meet him. and that Wan was to go I
j the bout* and wait.
"Wu and Wan were in the ba^H
j r?K>m on the ha*ement floor of
? house that night between 10 and t
I o'cloek when Hale arrived. Haie
j scended to the basenu-iit floor. <
upon entering the aam?- room in wh^H
j were Wan and Wu he wa* fired
I twice by Wu. while. \\?,
! Hsie's back wan turned. Wo th^H
followed Haie around the bamli^|
several time* and fired the third snH
j at Hsie. which caused his death
| "Between twenty and thirty minvt>*
later Dr. Wong arrived at the hojfoJS
and in a few minutes came doiH
'stairs to the basement and greets^lj
| Wan. who wa* fitting at a table Jvf**
i directly in front of the door, with
expression. I^ello. W an; did you com*
| hack?* At this moment Wan *tatf^|
Wu fired xt Dr. Wong, striking hfVn u
. the breast. Dr. Wong then turnti
I and staggered up the stair*, follow#*
| by Wu. The next thine Wan clairf*
| to have heard was a violent scoffMk
| on the floor just above.' in which
j heard overturning of chairs and tbei
breaking of claa*. accompanied by oajj
i or more shot*.
IMnmM Caahing of
"Wan state* that In a fern- miniiiHj
Wu returned to the basement and thte]
both then diacuaaed the matter |>)H
obtaining money on the check W?5
says he was much incen*e<] nfter if*
shooting of Dr. Wong, hi friend. W'
then wanted Wan to take the chec*
to the bark and iret the S*.W.
"Wu had loaned Wan t>u? and it
sugge*ted by Wu to Wan that 11
his (Wan) taking the check to tl <
bank it would provide Wan an of
portunitv to repay the loan and thld
Wu mould never reveal who t ashed
the check.
"Wan and Wu then had ar inteMK
quarrel over the check and Wfl
state* that at a convenient < r?pqr
tunity while Wu ?ai not ooking I
picked the revolver off the kltcbet
.table where Wu had laidupon b ,
! return from upatalrs ' ~J * l- '
j rel of the gun and
no loaded ahaBa in
the gun with two
was not looking." After euarmlln
for some time. Wan statea V u * alk*V
into the furnace room and he sl?ot
him and hit him In the haek f the
hand. Wu partly rol.ing over w0 I -
fell. Wsn atafa> he fbeo
down, 4tuck the gun dose
t>ody and shot hire a **e?.._ -
1 After he ahot Wu he placed the r
on a chair mar the place where
fHl. Wan then went unatabv a
?aw Dr. Wang's body at the loot
, the *teqa nnd crU-d becauae
; Won: wan dead He then went
j and go* on a street oar
I "He rnmpletejv exonerate*
! brother. Van, fram an> cawphdtj
[the crtma"
1 laid Jk upon b j
b. brdfe the bat 1
aaw^hpee ?
It, avA neload<y
shall* Vh.le W

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