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British Troops Shot From Ambush In Ireland
President Refreshed by
Sunday Rest; Witness
to Auto Spill.
Pes Moines, Sept. 7.—After a day's i
rest in I>es Moines, President Wilson j
will strike into the Northwest, tomorrow. :
for n week <yf speech-making in the in
terest <>f the peace treaty.
His schedule for the six days will take
Ii i m through every state that borders
Canada west of the Lakes anil will end
at the Pacific coast, where, on Satur
day afternoon, he will review the Pacific
fleet. He will not reach the extreme j
northern tier of states until Tuesday,
however, tomorrow being occupied with
addresses at Omaha and in Sioux Pall«.
The president and Mrs. Wilson rested
most of the day in their suite at Des '
Moines Hotel, where they had spent their
first night off the special train since
leaving Washington Wednesday. In the
morning they attended services at Cen
tral Presbyterian church and. in the
afternoon, went for an automobile ride
through the country about the Iowa
Saving Voice for Big Talks.
The president seemed to enjoy his
afternoon ride immensely. On the way.
a smaller car turned over into a dit,hj
within sight of the presidential party and
Mr. Wilson stopped and inquired whether
any one was hurt. He was assured all
those in the car had escaped injury.
Dr. Grayson. the president's pnysie : (tn. I
said Mr. Wilson had been much refreshed j
by his Sunday stop in Pes Moines and
was in good trim for the strenuous week
before him. He said he would urge,
however, that the president make few
rear platform speeches along the way.
saving bis voice for the eleven scheduled
addresses before next Sunday.
Tuesday in Twin Cities.
With the exception of Tuesday, vir
funlly ail of which will be spent in St.'
Paul and Minneapolis, and Saturday when
the president will be in Tacoma and
Seattle, the presidential special will be
almost continuously on the go. Out of
about 1.10 hours which will elapse be
tween the departure from Pes Moines,
late tonight, and the address at Tacoma, J
Saturday morning, nearly 100 are to be j
spent on the train.
Thursday in Montana.
The morning address tomorrow will be
in Omaha and an evening stop will be
made at Sioux Falls. Tuesday there
will be addresses in both St. Paul and
Minneapolis, but on Wednesday there!
will be only one at Bismarck, X. P.
Thursday's stops are at Billings and
Helena Mont., and Friday's at Couer'
P'AIene. Idaho, and Spokane. After a
morning speech at Tacoma, Saturday, the
president will go to Seattle, where he
will speak in the evening after the fleet
In the number of addresses delivered, ;
Mr. Wilson today had completed one-fifth
of his speaking tour, but in distance !
traveled he had covered less than one-j
sixth of his 10.000-mile schedule.
May Shift Caillaux
Ex-French Premier,
From Jail to Hospital
Paris. Sept. 7.—The commission of
the high court has favorably recom
mended the request that Joseph <"ai 1- i
laux, former premier of France, be |
transferred from prison to a sanitarium,
owing to failing health.
Caillaux has been in custody for a i
year and a half, awaiting trial on !
charges of intrigues to bring about a|
premature and dishonorable peace with !
Final decision on the application now !
rests with Minister of Justice Nail.
British Destroyer
Sunk by Russian Mine
With Loss of 24 Men
Helsingsfors. Sept. 7.—The Brit
ish destroyer B-19 struck a Russian
mine Wednesday. The captain and
90 men were saved. It is feared
that eight officers and 16 men were
Mrs. Adelaide,
Indianapolis, Sept.
F. Timmons, daughter of the late
Charles \\arren rnirbanks, former vice
president of the United States, has filed
suit in probate court here asking that
the will of her father be set aside on
the ground that her father was of tin
sound mind at the time the document
was executed and that it was procured
through undue influences. She includes
among the defendants her brothers,
Richard, Warren and Frederick Fair
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Pack-do. Mo., Sept. 7.—Gen. John
Joseph Pershing is coming home—home
to Laclede, Linn county. Mo. A telegram
from the general to Mayor Edmund B.
Allen promises that he surely will be
here shortly after his return to the
United States in September.
Great plans are in the making, but
pomp, dignity, formality and splendid
Jackson, Mich., Sept. 7.—Twenty or
twenty-five years ago, when Jackson
prison's industries were not so num
erous, Jimmie Leathers spent a few
years within its walls and, finding
time hanging heavily on his hands,
modeled human images for past time.
At the end of his sentence he had
quite a collection of "dummies" and
these disappeared with him. One
of them, Jimmies' "pre-historic man."
was unearthed Friday in Patroman
Oscar Nierman's back yard.
This was the explanation put for
ward today, as to the origin of Nier
man's find, which several physicians,
after a hasty examination, declared
was the petrified body of a man 12
feet and seven inches in height.
News of the find brought many
scientists to Jackson, today, a dozen
of them from the University of Mich
igan, and one look at the "giant"
constituted their investigation. They
sought not to learn more of the an
cient race it represented, but how it
It came to be planted in Nierman's
yard. Then some old residents re
membered Leathers and his "dum
mies," and Prof. Campbell Bonner
accepted the solution of the mystery.
Michingan's glacial surface com
position, the scientists declared, pre
cludes "pre-historic finds" dating
back more than several hundred of
Mrs. Timmons states at the tic
' hf , r father's death he owned property in
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I India,!a ()f lh " va,uo of $ 4 : °00,000 and
l->.00" acres of land in Illinois worth
i >$4,000,000.
The will provides that she shall be
paid $15,000 a year by tiie executors of
the instrument. Mrs. Timmons declares
! that; this amount is "grossly less than
one-fifth of decedent's estate," the
amount she would be entitled to as heir
i ut law.
apitals of Europe, will be missing when
be is received here. The welcome will
be a simple, old-fashioned Missourian
homecoming, with singing. shouting,
handshaking and music and. for a fitting
climax, much oratory and "fried chickeu
diuners on the ground."
things, which have marked entertain
ment for the general throughout, the
Supplies U.S. Sold Enemy
Blow Up; Six Girls
Rescued; 50 Build
ings Wrecked.
Coblenz, Sept. 7.—Property val
ued at approximately 10,000,000 (
i marks ($2.500,000), sold direct
ly by the Americans to the Ger
j mans, was destroyed today by
! a series of explosions in ammu
nition dumps near Nieuwied. :
Among the material destroyed
was ammunition worth 3,000.000
marks, which was sold Saturday
to a German company for com
mercial purposes.
Fire followed the first explosion and
destroyed about fifty buildings, scat- j
tered about a forty-acre tract, used for j
years by the Germans and then by the j
Americans for storing shells.
Thousands of large shells and mil- '
lions of rounds of small arm nmmuni- j
tion which were abandoned by the Or- j
man army were exploded. Util, there wer- ■
no American casualties.
Six German girls employed in a dump ;
j were rendered unconscious by the first j
I explosion. They >vcre rescued by Am-!
j erican soldiers. The woik of breaking up :
; the shells was being done by Germans :
: under American supervision.
In Rags for Years
but Carried Riches
Chicago, Sept. 7.—Out of the torn
and tattered suit of rags which held
; sewed up in its confines the fading
! body of one .lohn Berg, for "_'0 years a
I mystery, arose a mystery of life, and
death. Berg died here recently.
The story of John Berg has all the
elements of the fiction story with a re
verse climax. He was 7.'! years of age
and was carried into a hospital after
being taken fro 1 ' a "flop." He was suf
fering from gangrene of the foot.
Before being placed on the operating
table he was undressed and this pro
cess was much more arduous than was
The clothing—if a bundle of rags sew
ed together can be called clothing—had
ucted as a cover for his frame, a tot
tering structure for 20 years, and care
fully encased in this mass of rags was
.$0,000 in bonds. The bonds were nego
and with accrued interest will
j is
amount to probably $10,000, i\
For years he had lived the life of a I
recluse." keeping his past concealed in the j
vault of memory. Ile carried his secret to j
the grave. ]
Main Street in Laclede. Mo., and new
photo of General Pershing, showing
him exhibiting his skill on the rifle
, .range.
"Will you introduce him as 'Sir John
Pershing and spiel off the letters of
the alphabet that properly follow his
name'/'' Mayor Allen was asked.
"Sir John!" repeated the mayor,
shaking with laughter. "Say. I can't
f even say it without laughing. No, sir.
lie's going to be plain Johnny. And
I that is just what he will want to be.
j Lord knows" lie's been generaled enough
'by this time, and 'Johnny' is going to
j sound powerful good to him."
The mayor sent the following cable
i gram to the general: "Laclede, your
: old home, your boyhood friends and Linn
j county are calling you. When may we
; expect you home?"
i Several days ago this answer came:
( have heard the call. Will be ther»
i alter my arrival in the ! nited States,
| ' ant give you definite^ uate now, but
, will let you know later.
j Folks here feel certain October will
{be the month and are planning «••

New York, Sept. 7.— Immigration
authorities detained the mascot of
the fifth marines of the second di
vision. when he arrived today, in the
person of Henrik Gillmait, a 12-year
old Dutch boy, on the steamship
Chicago from Bordeaux The youth,
who lost both parents in the Ger
man onrush into Belgian and two
godfathers in battle, wore two wound
and three service stripes.
"Henry." as he was renamed, was
held under the immigration laws bar
ring children under 14 years unac
companied by parents.
Nearly 500 Czecho-Slovakia sol
diers returning from overseas after
fighting the bolshevik also were
held, as they had been placed by er
ror on the ship's passenger manifest.
They will be released tomorrow,
when the papers are corrected, it
was announced later.
The mistake was similar to that
which caused the detention of the
Maurctania recently of hundreds of
returning Americans who fought in
the British army.
Germany Will Recall
Balky Iron Division
Merlin, Sept. 7.-—The cabinet has
i voted to withdraw the refractory "Iron
j Division." commanded by General von
I der Goltz, from Courland immediately
! decl-iring that the demands of these Bal
j tic fighters for grants of land and Let
tish citizenship cannot be fulfilled.
The cabinet demands the uncondi
tional subordination of Generad von der
; Goltz's troops, and threatens to with
. hold their pay and rations if the fighters
! refuse to yield.
I Paris, Se.it. 7. The Bulgarian treaty.
' according to the Havns agency, is about
; completed. It declares that: Bulgaria
j is entitled to an outlet .to the Aegean,
without specifying where. The signing
of the Austrian treaty has been fixed
for Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock ar
St. Germain.
I Ixmdon, Sept. 7. Admiral Baron
j Beresford died last night while on a
j visit to the Duke of Portland at Latig
] will. Death was due to apoplexy.
Party of 18 Returning
From Church Fired on
and Disarmed.
Belfast, Sept. 7.— ( By The As
! sociated Press)—A party of
1 eighteen soldiers returning to
; barracks from church at Fer
! moy, tocLy, was attacked from
i ambush. One soldier was killed
and three were wounded. The
others were overpowered.
The attacking forces, which
appeared to number about 20,
used revolvers. They took all
: the soldiers' rifles, and quickly
left the scene in automobiles
which were waiting for them.
Fermoy lies about 19 miles
: north-northeast of Cork.
.. T L ON ZE
General Will Be Hero
Every Minute; Little
Time for Sleep.
New York, Sept. 7.—Official plans for
the reception and entertainment of Ven
era! Pershing from his arrival here.
Monday morning, until his departure for
Washington on Thursday, as announced
tonight, by the mayor's committee of
welcome to distinguished guests, leave the
commander-in-chief of the American ex
peditionary forces scarcely a minute to
himself, except for the few hours allot
ted for sleep.
The Leviathan was reported by the
naval communications service as being
ISO miles off Sandy Hook at 10 o'clock
tonight. The giant liner was said to In
making 20 knots, which is expected to
bring her into New York harbor before
tî o'clock tomorrow morning, giving her
ample time to reach her Hoboken dock
bv S\îO o'clock
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Hundreds of peace and water craft, in
cluding submarines, scores of seaplanes
; will go down the harbor to greet the
: general upon his arrival on the transport
I Leviathan, and will escort the vessel to
: her berth at Iloboken.
will be welcomed officially bv Governor !
Smith and Mayor llylaii.
From that moment, the mayor's wel
come committee will pilot <",eneral l'cr- j
Vice President and Mrs. Thomas R.
Marshall. Secretary of War and Mrs.
Newton P. Baker, and a score of high
military officers, headed by General
Peyton C. March, chief of staff, will be
on board the welcome ships.
From Hoboken. General Pershing will
be brought to the Battery on a police
boat and escorted to City Hall, where he
shing from reception to luncheon, to
dinner, to theater, to supper waiting
only for morning to begin operations
again, until he leaves on Thursday for
j Millions of people, including hundreds
j of thousands of school children, will join
I in the welcome here to the general.
On Wednesday I'ershing Day—the
' general will ride down Fifth Avenue at
I the head of a spectacular pageant.
l'lans have been made to have mem
bers T,f Genera! Pershing's family greet
him at the steamship pier and aceom
: pany him to Manhattan on the clay he
I arrives. Federal, state, city, military
! and naval officials will join in the wel
j come.
Not only did the aldermen appropriate
' SKKt.OOO to pay the welcoming expenses,
but they declared next Wednesday, when
the division will parade with Pershing
! at its head, a holiday in all city depart
i ments. The funds set aside today will
make a total of $550,000 expended by
New York in the entertainment of home
coming soldiers.
It has been definitely decided that
General Pershing will lead the parade
on his charger "Kidron" which he rode
in the Paris and London reviews. Im
mediately behind him will ride his per
sonal color bearer, carrying the gen
eral's four-starred flag on a red field.
Next; in line will come the general's
staff followed by the complete regiment
which hns formed his guard of honor in
the European victory parade. Major
General MWîlachlin will lead the first
division. The procession is expected to
take five or six hours to pass a given
NATION 'S DEBT 526,596,701.648.
Washington. Sept. 7.—The I'nited
States owed $7!Ui.0<»S,l 11 more at the
dose of the treasury business Aug.
than on the last day of July, making the
national debt $-0,590,701 ,<i4S.
Actors Raise $5000
for Trio Orphaned
by Heroic Tragedy
Chicago, Sept. 7.—Sympathy for
three little children, orphaned last
Monday, when their father, William
F. Tanner, chose to die with his wife
whose foot was caught on a railroad
crossing as a fast train approached,
filled the Auditorium theater, today,
at a benefit which produced about
$5,000 for the children. The same
sympathy had prompted stars of the
theatrical profession while on strike
last week to arrange the benefit. The
story of Tanner's heroic death with
his wife caused generous citizens of
New York, Kansas City and else
where to volunteer contributions for
the children.
Miners Rising Ends;
Men Go Home by Train
Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 7.—
The miners who marched on Logan
county yesterday to unionize the
mines there returned to their homes
today by special train.
Vienna to Sign Wednes- 1
day, but Jugo-Slavia
Demands Changea.
Paris, Sept. 7.—Hurried arrange
ments is being made for signature of
the Austrian treaty at St. Germain, Wed
nesday. The ceremony will be much less
formal than that at Versailles, as it is
believed necessary to rush the signature
of the document because of the unstable
condition of the Vienna government.
The signing will take place n the
Stone Age hall of the German chateau
and much the same procedure will be
followed as in the presenting of the orig
inal treaty to I>r. Karl Renner, head of
the Austrian delegation, last June in the
: same room.
There is much speculation as to
whether the Balkan states will sign the
treaty. Rumania and .lugo-Slavia are un
! certain. The Jugo-Slavs are still ne
gotiating and apparently anxious to get
; a reservation exempting- Serbia and
.Montenegro from the minorities clause
at least. It is unlikely, however, that
j Jugo-Siavia will be permitted to sign w ith
j reservation, as China was denied the
same privilege in connection with the
German treaty. China could gain mem
bership in the league of nations by sign
ing the Austrian treaty, as efforts to get
a clause into the Austrian treaty pre
venting any power from signing if who
! did not sign the German treaty failed.
Austria Sends Protest.
The Austrian delegation has inform
ed the French peace mission thaht it has
i received notice that Austria has accept
j ed the French peace mission that it has
i Kenner, head of the Austrian delegation,
i has been charged with signing the docu
! ment.
; ' >r - Benner is now on his way to Paris ;
S f o affix his signature to the treaty at
"! «'dock Wednesday morning. The no
; tifcation was sent the peace conference!
Saturday evening, in a letter signed by
Peter Eiehoff, one of the members of
the Austrian delegation. It announced
that the national assembly had authoriz
ed I'r. Kenner to sign the treaty.
Two documents were attached to the
letter. The first, dated September <>,
said the natonal assembly had declared
that Austria must bow before necessity.
The second constituted a protest to the
national assembly by representatives of
countries detached from Austria-Ger
mans. Karoleans, Corinthians anil others.
The Bulgarian treaty has been fiuish
; ed and will be sent to the powers having
! limited interests in it tomorrow. The
document will be communicated to the
1 Bulgarian delegation during the week.
Signing Voted 97 to 27.
Vienna. Sept. 7.- (By The Associated
j Press).—The national assembly, by a
j vote of ',)7 to L'7 Saturday decided to
j sign the peace treaty. The assembly
I however, protested against "the violation
of Austria's right of free disposal of
New York. Sept. 7.—James W. Os
borne. former assistant district attorney
of New York and widely known as a
criminal lawyer, was found dead in bed
in his home here.
Berlin. Sept. 7.— (Chicago Tribune
Cable, Copyright.)—Representatives of
the big import
and export exposition,
opens at !• rankfort-on-Mmn, on
October 1. have asked that an urgent
invitation_be extended to American bus
iness houses to participate generously in
the two weeks fair.
It is stated that a thousand exhibitors,
including manufacturers and producers
of some of the allied countries, already
have taken space, but so far the I'nited
States has not been represented.
This communication was received here
recently and is an incident bearing on
republication of a dispatch which ap
peared in the I nited States concerning
an alleged secret agreement between
Germany on one side, and England.
France and Italy on other, whereby Ger
many's importation is limited to those j
Comrade Says Foe Shot
First; Teutons' Tale
Is Just Opposite.
Germans began firing without asking an
cans^w ^in 8 the° neufra^zonT 0 Au3en "
Coblenz, Sept. 7.— (By the As
sociated Press)—Private Rease
Madsen, of Sacramento, Cal. f
was shot and instantly killed,
Saturday, by German soldiers in
the neutral zone about a mil©
from the boundary of the Cob
lenz bridgehead.
Coblenz, Sept. 7.— (By The Associaf
ed Press).—Private Rease Madsen, oft
Sacramento, Cal., was shot and instant
ly killed. Saturday, by German soldiers.
in the neutral zone about a miie fron*
the boundary of the Coblenz bridge-«
Madsen and private Balsinger. of the
Eighth infantry, who had been on out
post duty, were deer hunting when they
encountered a German patrol of thirteen
soldiers. According to Balsinger. the
Balsinger told the American authori
ties that when he and Madsen en
countered the Germans, he was several
yards ahead of Madsen. Balsinger said
he dropped his rifle as soon as he saw
the Germans, who. a second afterwards,
began to shoot at Madsen.
The Germans contended that Madsen
fired at, them. Balsinger declared that
the Germans fired first, and that if
Madsen had fired, he did not see him
shoot or hear the shot.
Balsinger was taken prisoner by fh*
Germans and later turned over to the
American proTost marshal. Major
George Cockreil, and brought to ('"bien/..
Madsen will be buried in the American
cemetery at Coblenz.
First Prisoners Back.
The first consignment of German
prisoners of -war released from Ameri
can detention camps in France, has ar
rived at Cassel! according to dispatches
from, that town published in the Coblena
newspapers. The first train consisted
of 1,600 men, nil of whom were in such
good condition that the dispatches rnako
special mention of the fact.
Prisoners Trying to Saw
Out Shoot Officers;
Duel on Grounds.
Pontiac. HI., Sept. 7.—A riot brok«
out in the state reformatory here, to
day, and resulted in the killing of one
officer and one immate. the wounding of
two other officers, one probably fatally,
and three immates.
The riot followed an attempt of two
prisoners to escape by sawing the bars
of their cells.
When two officers tried to enter the
cell the prisoners, who secretly had
armed themselves with revolvers, fired
upon them, killing one and wounding the
other and fleeing from the cell.
There followed a fight in the grounds
where one of the prisoners was killed
and the other wounded. A third officer
was shot in the foot.
Pontiac police and armed citizens hur
ried to the reformatory in response t<>
reports that there was a riot among the
inmates. By that time the trouble was
over. Superintendent Scouller said. In
all about ten shots were fired, according
to the superintendent.
Ifbvv the inmates obtained their saws
and revolvers had not been learned, the
superintendent said.
three countries. Commenting on this,
the foreign office indicated suspicion the
was i BS P'red by English iutlu
Although no official statement is avai!
a ble, yet gradually it is brooming cer
tain that the German dye industry has
made an agreement which will bring it
about $SO.OW.OOO worth of American
coal. Several important lines of manu
facture threaten to shut down t.us wei
ter on account of the shortage of Ger
man coal, and the dye industry is nie
onlv one known to have shown the tore
sigiit to ask for coal from outside coun
tries One of the big men of this busi
ness said America could not get along
without German dyes, and that the pro
ducton of German dyes requires Ameri
can coal—so he believes an agreement
would be closed soon. Necessary nego
tiations with the allies alreadv have be«

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