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The Net Gradation of the Washington Herald Yesterday Was 42,010
the weather
Today?Partly cloudy. ? Tomorrow?Fair
and wanner. Highest temperature yester
day, 82; lowest, 71.
Tells another interesting Indian folklore
story for Washington boys and girls today
on Page (. Get acquainted with him.
NO. 4626
Wilson Adamant
Upon Acceptance
Of Nations' .Pact
? President, in Interview with Correspond
ents, Declares He Will Go Before Con
gress in His Fighting Togs and Will Not
Recede One Inch from His'Stand on
League Questions?Will Fight to End.
Paris, June 27.?President Wilson does not propose to budge
an inch before the opposition to the league of nations.
This was the impression gained ?y the correspondents when
the President received them this afternoon, talking to them for
forty-five minutes.
Woodrow Wilson will go before Congress in his fighting togs,
and he will keep them on until the treaty is ratified; that conclu
sion was inescapable after what he said at this conference.
As a matter of fact, the President
is thoroughly convinced that the
great bulk of American public opin
ion is with him. He does not be
lieve that more than a handful of
men support the Fall resolution. He
holds that the adoption of that
measure would incur the ill-will of
the entire world toward America.
The President, indeed, conveyed
the impression that he believes the
peace treaty with Germany to be
wonderful and liberal, and more
consistent with his fourteen points
than he had ever dreamed of being
able to make it. in view of the mass
of obstacles he had to overcome.
Mam on lrUfc ???????
As for the proposal for a military
agreement whereby the United States,
like Great Britain, pledges, herself to
T ransport Zeppelin Also
Brings Commander and
Crew of Other Craft
Now York. June 37.-The transport
Zeppelin, bearing Ueut. Comdr. A. C.
Read. Commander Towers and Lieut.
Comdr Pat Bellinger and their trans
Atlantic airplane crews, docked at
Hoboken late this afternoon.
The returning airmen were given a
royal reception. Admiral Gleason
welcomed them on behalf of the Navy
Department, while uie wives of near
ly all the aviators were present as
(gueSt? of lh- port of debarkation of
The airmen expressed themselves
as highly pleased to return home, but
realized their reception had Just be
-We were treated royally in Eu
rope. ' Read said, "but I see we are
in for an even greater demonstration
in New York.
"It took longer for us to reach Eu
rope on the NC-4 than to return on
the Zeppelin." was the only comment
Read would make regarding the
ft flight, aside from expressing regret
I that the planes did not make the en
l tire passage.
The airmen were taken to the Com
modore Hotel, where they will remajn
for yne time as guests of various
afrf^rorganizations and the govern
Pets Barred
But Kids Get
Rent Money
Originator of Mother's Day
Applies Golden Rule
To His Flats.
i When Congress decides to investt
I gate rent profiteering in the District
and elsewhere, the Michigan Congres
| sional delegation will put forward
Charles Calhoun Blakely. of that j
s,ate. as the original perfect lana
Blakely comes from Albion, Mich.,
and has the further distinction of
being the originator of "Mothers*
Day.-" originally concai*?d,as a trib
ute to hi. own moth*, mem 101 years
old He Is In Washia?tte and wants
to make the second Sunday in May a
permanent Mothers' Day.
In Albion. Mr. Blakely has some
apartments and he rents them to his
fellow citizens under the following
??No parrots, cats or dogs allowea.
"When rent is paid In advance eacn
child born in the apartment wiU have
placed to its credit in the bank the
? .un, of one month's rent at the date
of christening.
"Three montBs' rent free to any
tenant adapting a French or Belgian
war child a* the orphan of an Ameri
can soldier." ' -. <
come to the aid of France in case of
a future attack on that country, Mr.
Wilson regarded this proposition as
entirely just and fair, despite the fact
that it conflicts with the principles of
the league of nations in that it places
ut>on America, not upon the league,
the task of deciding whether such at
tack is provoked or unprovoked.
Mr. Wilson appeared to leave the
inference that he favors American
mandates both for Constantinople and
Armenia, but that he will leave this
whole matter exclusively to the deci
! sion of Congress and the American
j people.
! With regard to the Irish problem.
I it was plain that the President Is
not in a position at present to fore
see or to favor any particular solution.
Drawing: Up Agreement.
The undertaking under the terms
of which Great Britain and the United
States agree to aid France in event
of an unprovoked attack on her is
being drawn up in treaty form, it was
learned today.
This agreement, according to the
plan, will be signed by President Wil
! son before he leaves, if it is ready;
j otherwise. Secretary Lansing will sign.
I The agreement will be submitted to
; the American Senate in treaty form.
Reparations Fixed.
j The reparations system for Austria
and otk?r parts of the former Aus
j tro-Hungarian Er^pire was practical
| ly complete today. The amount to
be paid by Austria probably will be
! left open, but it was believed that
j Czecho-Slovakia and Jugo-Slavia
I would receive fixed amounts for in
If he will accept, it is believed Ber
nard Baruch will be appointed to
represent America on the Austrian
Reparations Commission.
To Lift Bloekade.
The allies were preparing today to
lift the economic blockade of Ger
many as soon as possible after peace
j is signed, instead of waiting for rati
j flcation of the treaty, as provided un
j der the present agreement.
A slight delay will be caused, owing
to necessity for formal cancellation
of the blockade agreement by the Ave
neutrals involved ? Switzerland, Hol
I land, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
I Arrangements were made with these
, countries whereby Germany received
only actual necessities from therp.
Washington police who have
been harassed for months by the
activity of bootleggers will be ex
pected to redouble their energy to
snare "dope" peddlers. internal
revenue officials announced last
With the dvent of prohibition
July 1, drug peddlers are expected
to become unusually active and 100
additional revenue agents will take
up the hunt for unscrupulous doc
tors, druggists and underworld
characters who are daily violating
the Harrison narcotic act.
! Those assigned to Washington will
work in co-operation with the forces
of Maj. Pullman, and the local health
authorities will be requested to assist
by a campaign of education to ac
quaint the public with the menace of
the situation.
Recent statistics prepared by the
Internal Revenue Department show
the number of drug addicts in the
country to be well over 1.000.000; and
the District of Columbia is numbered
among the communities that have an
appalling number of "dope" user*.
Pay Death Penalty;
One Tries Suicide
Hartford. Conn.. June 21 Erasmo
and Joseph Perretta. brothers, of
New Britain. Conn., today paid the
death penalty for the murder of
Frank Palmes. In New Britain. June
3. 1918. in the State prison at
Before their removal to the death
chamber Erasmo attempted to com
mit suicide by setting flre to his
shirt with a lighted cigarette. He
was badly burned.
Telephone Lhemen Remise Work.
New Orleans. La., June 27. The
strike of telephone linemen here
called thret weeks ago In sympathy
with the walkout of the commercial
telegraphers, ended today, when the
lineman resumed work.
Unions and Trade Bodies
Prepare Suit to Enjoin
Two-Cent Charge.
Attorney Says Franchise
Limits Company to Sin
gle Payment.
Preparations are being: made to sue1
"Wreco" to enjoin the further sale
of transfers, according: to Attorney
Henry E. Davis. Papers will be sub
mitted to the District Court within
the next few' days.
The plaintiffs are twenty-three trade
organizations, local unions of the Bu
reau of Engraving and Printing, and
the Kenilworth Citizens' Association.
'The selling of tranfers is undoubt
edly Illegal." said Attorney Davis,
"for in no instance has a franchise
been granted to a street railway com
pany in the District of Columbia ex
cept with the proviso that the com
pany shall, for a stipulated sum.
carry a passenger from one point to
any other point on their line."
Bareas to Fight Fares,
j Director James L. Wilmeth. of the
! Bureau of Engraving and Printing, is
! behind the employes in their fight
against the pay transfer. "The serv
ice is unspeakable, to begin with," he
said. "It takes from forty to fifty
minutes to get from Takoma Park,
where a creat number of the employes
live, to ?he Avenue, and another ten
minutes co reach the Breau.
"That adds two hours to their work
ing day: and an 80 per cent increase
in the car fare, whffch the transfer
system means, is outrageous.
"Even H they were to give something
like adequate service, there would be
no excuse for the 2-cent transfer, in
view of the packed cars. I've counted
170 fares and got tired counting trans
fers on those cars. In the West they
have laws to insure a reasonable
amount of comfort to cattle in tran
sit, but nothing so humane exists for
the protection of workers in Wash
According to Walter A. Brown,
president of the Washington Board
of Trade, an increase in fare to the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company, is merely a business
He declares that if the public de
sires service from this corporation,
it must be willing to look at the
matter of an increase in fare from
a business point of view.
Charges against Francis P. Gar
van, alien property custodian, and
the Chemical Foundation, of which
he is president, by Representative
Moore (Republican) were answered
yesterday in a letter to Mr. Moore
! from Joseph H. Cho^te, jr., general
counsel of the corporation.
The latter declared that, contrary
to Mr. Moore's assertion on the floor
of the House, the Chemical Founda
tion's sole purpose wa3 not to engage
in the manufacture of dyestuffs, but
to license firms and corporations to
manufacture under its patents. More
ocer, he added, the Foundation was
carefully organized "in such a way
that nobody can possibly make money
out of it." Its capital stock of $500,000
is divided among more than 500 con
! The Foundation, Mr. Choate says,
was organized to take over the pat
i ents for the manufacture of dyes,
I confiscated from the Germans who
iowned them in this country.
Rome, June 27.?The president, vice
presidents and secretaries ? of the
chamber of deputies resigned today.
Foreign Minister Tittoni, in his ad
dress to the senate yesterday, at
tacked the allies lor opposing the oc
cupation of Smyrna while they di
vided the German colonies among
themselves. ~ ^
He was especially bitter against
France, which he accused of oppos
ing concessions which Great Britain
was willing to allow Italy.
New fork, June 27.?An attempt
to fly ac|oss the Atlantic by night
In a tiny Msrtinsyde biplsnt, which
was secretly brought to St. John's,
N. F.. may be made on Sunday by
Capt. Frederick P. Raynham. Thia
was the news brought here today
by Capt Alexander Watt, who saya
he arrived from Knglsnd Isst Sun
day on his way to St. Join's to Join
Raynham as a navigator.
The reason tor thfe stcrecy, ha
said, was that ths plane U equipped
with fl-va new Invsntlens which will
revolutionise flying. Among the
new Inventions It a wireless outfit
with a radius of thre? times ?nr
otfea; outfit* for, alryUMs lavsaUd.
Chance to Buy Food
. Cheap Offered D. C.
U. S. Army Stores Will Be Sold 'Here If
Citizens Back Community Move
With Dollars.
Washington residents will be ablej
to buy a portion of the 142,000,000 r
pounds of surplus army foodstuffs
within a week at prices S5 per cent
below the average retail quotations, if
a movement, begun by John G. Mc
Grath, founder of the Community
Market at Park View, materialises.
A proposal by Mr. McGrath that
Washington be added to the growing
lis. of cities buying the food and giv
ing it to the people at cost, is meet
ing with an Interest that promises
to develop action In short order.
Government prices are below the
market In Baltimore. Cleveland. To
ledo, Richmond and other cities by
35 per oent, and more. These cities
arc enthusiastic over results obtained
from the stores stocked with govern
ment goods.
Need Backing by Citlaena.
'If the proper financial backing
is forthcoming." McGrath declared
last night, "we can have several
markets running within a week.
The schoolhouses. now empty, could
be converted into stores."
Commissioner^ Gwynn Gardiner,
among others, is keenly interested
in the project. He declared last
night that the Board of Commit
i sioners would assist In every pos
sible way %o further the scheme.
. Some interesting figures are cited
to show the surprising differences
in government Jtnd market prices,
j In Baltimore, the market price for
pure vinegar Is 75 cents a gallon.
The government charge is 13 cents
I a gallon.
Baltimore Prices.
Here are a few of the prices quoted
from the list of the Baltimore gov.
eroment good# stores: One hundred
cases peas at 15 cents per can; 100
cases corn at 13 cents per can; 100 cases
tomatoes at 1 cents per can; 100 cases
tomatoes at 11 cents per can; 50 cases
pork and beans at 8 cents per can;
100 cases pork and 'bean* at 13 cents
per can; 25 cases pork and beans at
18 cents per can; 25 cases roast beef
at 29 cents per can; 25 cases earned
beef at 48 cents per can; 60 gallons
Karo syrup at 60 cents per gallon.
Articles other than food products
are included in the army supply sur
plus. Blankets, worth in the neigh
borhood of 112 each on the market,
are sold by Uncle Sara for $5.
City Ffaaaeed Project
Baltimore's experiment with govern
ment goods ***s begun with 135.000 ad
vanced by the city. Civic organiza
tions volunteered to distribute the
A drop in the prices of some foods
was noted on the Baltimore market
when the sale of army supplies was
Dr. Wilkins Found Guilty
Of First Degree Murder
Aged Wife Slayer Faces Death Penalty for
Crime?Jury Delivers Verdict After
Deliberating 22 Hours.
Mineola. N. Y., June 27.?Dr. Wal
ter Keene Wilkin# was found guilty
of first decree murder today. \
Dr. Wilkins received the Jury'*
verdict without any evidence of emo.
tion. When the talesmen filed in
the aged defendant rose to his feet
and leaned forward with an attitude
of expectancy. During the last few
hours of the Jury's deliberation the
crowd in the courtroom generally be
lieved that the verdict would be
"guilty." The defendant, however,
never appeared to relinquish his con
fident air.
The Jury delivered its verdict at
3:35 .o'clock this afternoon. It retired
to begin its deliberations at 5:15 yes
terday afternoon.
Following the reading of the ver
dict by the foreman and their sug
gestion that clemency be exercised.
Justice Manning thanked them for
their faithful service.
"The defendant has been found
guilty of murder In the flrtt degree
and there is only one sentence that I
can impose." Justice Manning said. "I
am sorry I cannot comply with your
request. Any clemency that may be
given will have to come from the
The jury was then dismissed and
Dr. Wilkins called before the clerk
of the court to give the customary de
tails as to his personal history. Sen
tence will be imposed at 10 a. m. Tues
day. Justice Manning anounced.
Attorney Oharles Wysong. who de
fended Dr Wilkins, anounced that
steps to secure a new trial would be
taken immediately. If the Court of
Appeals refuses to act the case will
be carried to the governor. Wysong
Dr. Wilkins was accused of having
killed his wife at their home in Long
Beach. N. Y., last February by beat
ing her to death with a hammer. He
declared the killing was done by a
I burglar.
G. P. O. Workers in Uproar
About Overtime Scales
Employes of the Government Print
ing Office asserted last night that
unless the overtime question is speed
ily settled by Congress, the morale
of tfce force in the great printery
will be disrupted
Overtime has been a disputed point
in the G. P. O. for twenty-nine years,
and Just now, the printers assert, it
is more acute than ever. Protest
meetings were held by the linotype
and keyboard sections on Wednesday
and Thursday nights, and others are j
On account of the stress of busi- j
ness the force !? frequently compelled
to work overtime. The. day force re- i
ceives the night scale when their i
_ t ??
hours of labor run into the night*
period. The night force receives the
day scale wh*n the overtime work
runs into the day period. Under
this plan, the night force receives
less than regular scale when working
overtime, and the day force receives
slightly more than the ordinary wage.
Both sides desire the union scale of
time and one-half for overtime. #
In addition, tHe printers are dissat
isfied with the figures contained' in
the Johnson bill, which constitute the
wage scale for the next year. Even
allowing for the thirty-day vacation
period, and the holidays and half holi
days, the employes assert the wages
are less than paid in outside offices
for similar work.
Don't Miss the Parade
Today at 12:30?This is
Motor Transportation Day
Don't fail to get a copy of
Tomorr6w's Washington Herald
The Automobile Section will
be greatly enlarged and chuck
~ full of interesting information for
Auto and Auto Truck Owners
as well as prospective Buyers.
Better Tefl Your Newsdealer to
Save Yon a Copy
National Defense Minister
Looms as Huns' "Strong
Man" in Perilous Hours.
Ready to Declare Martial
Law Throughout Nation
To Quell Outbreaks.
Berlin. June 27.?ustav Noske. mln
ister of national defense, looms to
night as erraany's "strong man." fac
ing the internal crisis which is grow
ling worse hourly at an alarming
In a public statement late today j
he announced to the nation he was!
well aware of the various plots for
a political uprising, but the was ready
to meet it as he met the Sparta can
outbreaks, with "an iron hand." If
necessary, he will place the whole
of Germany under martial law, Noske
Tremendous relief was felt through
out the nation today when official
word came from The Hague that
the ex-Crown Prince is still at Wier
ingen and that the story of hl8 flight
into Germany was a "bloomer."
May Hare Been Feeler.
In some quarters the theory is ad
vanced that he, himself, or his mili
tarist friends deliberately spread that
report to "feel out" the national sen
timent in Germany. If that be true.
Friedrlch Wilhelm will know posi
tively by this time that any such ad
i venture on his part would not only
place him in a precarious position, but
[ intensify the internal crisis in the
fatherlan^ as nothing else could?not
even the return of his father.
Further relief U afforded by the
fact that Germany's signatories of the
peace treaty ? Dr. Hermann Mueller
and Dr. Bell?are at last on the way to
livelier Pttlfal Figvre.
! Dr. Mueller presented a Pitiful figure
as he stepped Into the train carrying
-him to Ffjence. A ghastly pallor lay
ion his \jsually ruddy face, and his
I voice trembled as he said to a num
ber of German Journalists seeing
ihim off:
"I consider myself the medium of
the fatherland's unspeakable sacrifice.
I leave with a bleeding heart."
When an enterprising, if tactless,
reporter asked him if he proposed to
partake in any celebrations at Ver
sailles after peace was signed. Dr.
Mueller turned away abruptly, as >f
to administer a rebuke for the query. |
Dr. Bell joins Dr. Mueller at Essen
Both should reach Versailles early
tomorrow, if not late tonight.
Strike Agitatloa Grows.
The general strike agitation con
tinues throughout Germany.
The whole of Silesia already Is tied
up by strikes
The rank and file of the majority
Socialist party is showing strong
; signs of going over to the side of the
J Gen. Von Hoffmann and Von Bue
i low, prominent in the nationalist agi
j tation against Poland, have been dis
missed by Noske. but both are re
fusing to give up their posts and are
talking of armed dafiance. Feeling
| runs high throughout the eastern
.part of Germany affected by the
treaty. Hoffmann has openly an
1 nounced that he will not yield a foot
of German soil to the Poles.
"Postmaster General Burleson has
apparently turned down the tele
graphers because they have not tied
up all the telegraph companies. Ac
cording to Mr. Burleson's reasoning
the only thing to do is to make the |
tie-up complete."
This statement was made- yester
day by S. J. Konenkamp. president!
of the Commercial Telegraphers' I
Union of America. He added. "Mr.!
Burleson stands as the apostle of j
farce, and I am decided that noth- j
ing but force will compel him to do!
justice to the telegraphers. There
fore, as It is only through force
that we can get a square deal we
will have to go as far as possible
along those lines to get it.
i "Mr. Burleson has spurned all ef
forts by the telegraphers for arbi
tration, conciliation snd mediation
on the ground thai they are not
entitled to more consideration be
cause they have not tied up all of
the telegraph companies."
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
{American Federation of Labor, will
arrive- here today for a conference
with Mr. Konenkamp.
Jackson. Mich . June 77 ?To spend
thirty-live years in Jackson peniten
tiary for murder, and then come
face to face with the roan he was
supposed to have killed, was the ex
perience of James Halsted. paroled
convict he declared today.
Halsted said he met by appoint
ment on the st-eets of Chicago the
man whom he vras convicted of kilt
ing in Jackaon thirty-five years ago
HI* itory; la b*lng investigated.
Sign Peace Pact
Today If German
Ministers Arrive
Dr. Mueller and Dr. Bell Pass Through Cob
lenz on Way to Versailles and 3 o'clock Is
Set as Tentative Time for Signing?Wilson
to Leave as Soon as Signature Is Affixed
to Treaty.
Paris, June 27.?Plans practically were completed tonight for
signing the peace treaty at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The new German peace delegates. Dr. Hermann Mueller aad
Dr. Bell, have passed through Coblcnz on their way here, and it
expected to arrive in Paris tonight.
In some French official circles it was stated today that it will
be impossible to sign the pact before Monday.
If the signing does take place tomorrow, President Wilson will
leave for Brest at 9:30 p. m., and will sail from Brest SbHjv
may sign tomorrow 4
There is uik in America pi.ee !
quarter. that If the slgnlnj dat. to
again postponed the President will j
leave tomorrow night, anyway, char*- :
ln* Secretary Lapsing with the duty
of signing the document.
Premier Uoyd George U said to
have inquired of Mr. Wilson if he-i
objected to having the ceremony held I
on Sunday. The President is under
stood to be against this if It can be
avoided, but in case all other, agree
be would stay over till Sunday and
sit In at the signing.
Meanwhile the Big Four- are do
ing aU in their power to speed up the
completion of the Austrian. Hunga
rian. Turkish and Bulgarian t?*Uos
before Mr. W ilson departs. The pacts
with Hungary and Turkey are said to
be virtually finished, but are held In '
abeyance until, in the words of one
American official, "someone tnfns up
to sign them."
H?u?f to R?iula.
Co'- Edward M. House has aban
doned his plan to go to England at
this time. He will remain her* until
the German treaty it signed.
Considerable uneasiness 1. fett in
Peace Conference circle, mtr the in.
creaslngly restive condltio:is In the
East especially ax regards Csecho
Slovakia and the EalUc regions, as
well tie Poland.
The Austrian peace delegation has
sent in another note of protest, deal
ing this time with the proposed
The British Embassy yesterday gave
out a statement to allay any fear in
this country that Great Britain was
responsible for the sinking of the Ger
man fleet, interned in Sea pa now
Great Britain, it declared, recom
mended the surrender of the fleet and
l ot Its internment as one of the con
ditions of the armistice, hut was over
ruled by the allies. The statement
reads in part as follows:
"It should be dearly understood that
the decision for the German ships to
be Interned and not surrendered was
made by the heads of the allied gov
".The naval adviser of the admiralty
recommended the surrender and not
internment, but this advice was over
ruled by our allies. The decision then
taken has of course controlled the sit
uation ever since and made prevention
of scuttling impossible. ,
"Great Britain acted in this matter
as the has acted on every other mat
ter In this war. she has adhered to
the terms of the armistice and has
obeyed the laws of war and the laws
of humanity."
Paris. June 27.?The reparations sys
tem for Austria and other parts of
the former Austro-Hungarian Em
pire was practically complete today.
The amount to be paid by (Austria
probably will be left open, but It was
believed Czecho-Slovakia and Jugo
slavia would receive fixed amounts
for indemnities.
If he will accept, it Is believed Ber
nard Baruch will be appointed to
represent America on the Austria;!
reparations commission.
W?n? Poindexter for PreudenL
Spokane. Mash., June 27.?Senator
Miles Poindexter is to be formally
named as a candidate for the Presi
dency. A call issued today by prom
inent politicians asked that Poindex
ter <dubs be formed all over the State
on the evening of July 5
Italy Abolishei Ccmortbip.
Rome. June 27.-The lnternstional
PJ*?' censorship ha. been abolished
in Italy, It was announced today. '
liquidation of the private property la
the old empire. The Turk* aland pat
on their opposition ajrainft any dis
memberment of their realm, and
have said so in a new note. They
declare they will insist upon the
maintenance of the "unity and inde
pendence of the whole Turkish em
pire, including Palestine "
Scribes Get Bury.
The army of newspaper cor
respondents here stands fully mobil
ized tonight for the highest battle
in the war for the freedom of th*
news and the internationalization of
all cable lines. Tomorrow will be
"Der Tag-" for them, and many an
ambitious scribe will spend a sleep
less night worrying ontr how he
can contrive to "shoot the news to
his sheet," on the peace-signing
The American journalistic army
has found a willing ally in the Bu
reau of Public Information, which
has arranged a program of absolute
equality, bo that those who hopt for
history's most momentous "beat**
are likely to be disappointed. Under
Secretary Polk at Washington ldoras
ss the man who will "scoop" the en
| tire newspaper fraternity. though
after he has given the word it will
be up to the reporters there to do
i the tallest hustling of tflr lives.
Pel* ?e GH -TIsA.*
' The four press associations?'Univer
sal Service. International Xm 6?rv
I ice. Associated Press and United
Press?are allowed to cable up to l.OOi
t words by preferred cable, telling the
story of the great ceremony They
iwlll each file four 25*>-word "takes,"
1 or sections, which will be released
simultaneously at the New York cable
Meanwhile the United States gov
ernment's chief "news man" here will
personally "flash" to Mr. Polk at
Washington, by the direct leased gov
ernment cable, the actual signing by
I each delegate The Washington re
, porters, who are expected to be at
Secretary Po'k's office, will be able
i to get these flashes one minute after
! the signatures are affixed to the docu
I ment.
Berne. June 27. ? The Ukrainians
have defeated Bolshevik forces el!
along the front, recapturing Odessa
and threatening Kieff, according to
a Ukrainian official statement receiv
ed here today.
"Gen. Petlura's army has been v|~
torlous over the Bolshevikl along the
entire line, capturing Harkow, Faatov.
Skvirc and approaching within ** kil
ometers of Kieff. while Gen Gregoe
ifTs army, following the capture of
Odessa. XikolaJef and Kerson. is
marching against the Bolshevikl along
the Dniester for the purpooe of Join
ing Petlura."
Gravity Robs
Him of Stock
For Dry Days
Ship Worker Made Provi
sion Against Future and
Then His Foot Slipped.
New York, June 27.?Tt's a pity the
apple that bumped Ike Newton on
the bean wasn't a brick, for then we
wouldn't have known about any such
thing as gravity."
With such soliloquies as the fore
going. Frederick Simpson, a ship
worker, sadly wended his homeward
way to Stapleton. Staten Island, late
today. But for Ike, Simpson would
have been provided against the com
ing thirsty period?at least for a time
Gravity knocked Simpson's hopes inte
a cocked hat. or, into a puddle ana
shattered glass.
With his week's wages la h?
pocket, Simpson came te New York
today and provided for the future by
purchasing eight bottles of bourbon
at 14.50 per. Naturally ha was chary
about buying a pig In a poke, so ?
make sure he had not been bilked, he
sampled the tanglefoot. Whether ft
had that effect upon his feet may
never be known, but certain It la that
be had a package under his arm. re
gardless of whether be carried any
other package. Anyway, ha dropped
the package and In a moment the
liquid was ooslng about oo the floot.
Simpson had learned to his sorrow
that gravity is stiU 9# bia Jot.

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