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-rl iT -v wyM'ffli'ji;-,''?: THE WEATHER: Partly cloody tonight and tomorrow; rising temperature. Temperature at 8 a. nx, 60 degrees; normal temperature for June 23 for the last thirty years, 74 degrees. NUMBER 11,204. WATCHED c r Mystery surrounds the raiding by Che police today of a furnished room at 1107 I street northwest, -where. It was learned, detectives found packages said to he bombs. Neither Major Pullman nor In spector Grant had anything to say In connection with the alleged find ing of explosives in the house, but the police are said to kep close watch over a man known only as Hinkllng, who claims to be a com puter in the Treasury Department, and sells candy as a side line at night The man is said to be of small statue and dark complexion. It is said he is never seen coming or go ing, except at night, and that he is always seen earning a wicker suit cae. Attorney GiTes Clue. It -was from W. Calvin Chase, a. colored lAwyer, who. lives . next door vto the house and is the owner of the place that the police obtained the flrst clue as to the existence of the alleged explosives. He told the po lice that the actions of the man to -whom the house was rented thre ZnontbB ago drew his curiosity and caused him to investigate. A. search of the premises failed to produce any evidence of candy being packed or stored there. The police, however, refused to discuss the nature of the packages found in the house. Mywtery Sbronda Mouse. The front windows of the house are whitewashed and it is impossible to Bee through them at all at any point JLn air of mystery surrounds th- house and, although, so far, only an empty eult case and piles of dirty news papers have been found in it, the po lice believe they have an important clue which may lead to disclosures in connection with the proposed out fcreak by the Reds on July Fourth. William H. Sanders, a real estate agent, in the Southern building, agent also for the house in I street, aaid today he knew nothing about the man or his actions N The lull In the storm of league of Stations controversy promised by the abandonment of the Knox resolution, for the present, at least, by Senator Lodge and other Republican leaders of the Senate would not prevent Sen ator Borah and other anti-league Senators from continuing to insist that league opposition be made an out-and-out Republican issue, it was ascertained today from an authoritat tlve source Even on the Republican side the feeling was general that Lodge's de cision to withdraw the Knox measure temporarily meant it had passed into history Senator Hitchcock. Senate yninorlty leader, predicted that it "would neer be called up for a Vote." He and other Democratic Naders spared no pains to show that they were Jubilant. I say to Senator Borah that, if he proposes to put his party on record against the League of Nations or leave his party, he will leave his party. Hitchcock added. Lodge gave as the reason the ne cessity for passing appropriation bills, particularly the army and navy bills, this week. But it was learned that Root's advice, given Knox and Lodge during bis visit here last week was that the Knox resolution constituted a "forlorn hope," that a test vote on It would show nothing jiew, and that Senate opponents of ;tbe treaty and league in their pres ent form should unite on their ulti mate program and work toward that. This ultimate program. Root point ed out is how much or how little amendment of the treaty is to be in plated on, and how much of the re Vision demanded can safely be fought for and obtained. A general conrerence or tnose seek ing revision of the treaty is llkelv Ihlfl week, to decide on united action ,t some aort when the real fight actually begins with the presentation yt the treaty ay rrctiucni wiison. . IBOMB-LADEN ROOM FOUND; U.S.EMPLOYE BORAH TO CONTINUE GH ON LEAGUE Published every evening (Including Sunday) Entered an iecond-cla.M matter, at the poitofnce a.t Washington, D. C The President-Elect of Brazil, His Wife and Daughter Dr. Epitacio Pessoa, Mrs. Pessoa, and their daughter, who are being feted in "Washington. At Mt. Vernon yesterday Miss .Pessoa placed a wreath' qijaurel on the tomb of Washington. 'vThe'Pessoa party expect 'to Teatre -Washington Wednesday for a ten-day' tour of the country before sailing for home. NATE WILL PROBE H. C. L N CAPUA Promise of an Investigation into the high cost of living in Washington, as the result of charges that prices are higher in the Capital than in most other cities, was made today at the meeting of the Senate District Committee. A resolution will be Introduced in the Senate shortly and Senator Sher man, chairman of the committee, will direct an extensive probe Into food prices and the prices of other necessities. Along with their disrusion of the high prices, the eommitce today took up the question of excessive rents in the District, with a result that the members were almost unanimous in Uieir intention of seeking a perma nent Ijw for the regulation of rents in the District. It was lerned deflnitely today that the Iom-rene amendment extending the Saulsbury anti-eviction act for ninety days aftr pece. positively would remain in the District appropria tion bill Sentiment In the House and Senate is solidly in support of the amendment Whether the proposed Investiga tion into the cost of living would be folowed up by remedial legislation. i members of the committee were not prepared to a at thit, time. Sup I ported b the Senate the probe would J be enduoted b .1 sub-committee of the lMstrn t Committee ST. PAUL, June 23. More than 100 persons were reported killed and many injured in a storm which struck Fergus Falls, Minn., late yes terday. Fergus Falls was cut off from all communication today. Nearby towns were slightly damaged. Meager reports from the vicinity of Fergus Falls said the death toll will go much higher. Probably the heaviest casualties -were at the Grand Central Hotel MORE DUN 100 I DEAD IN CYCLONE PESSOA GUEST Dr. Kpitacio Pessoa, president-elect of Brazil, who was formally received in Washington Saturday, will be the guest of honor this evening at a dinner tendered by Secretary of the Treasury Glass. This will be the sec ond of a series of social and diplo matic events that will mark the visit of the distinguished guest in Wash ington. Dr Tessoa and his official staff and their i. milies wen the honor guests of the TJrazilian mbapsy nt luncheon toda in the Pan-American building. The Pessoa party expects to leave Washington Wednesday for a ten das' tour of the country before sail ing for home from a gulf port At the shrine of George Washing ton, at Mt. Vernon, -.esterday the Presidentelect of Brazil puid tribute (Continued on Pae 3, Column 4 ) EXPECT DE VALERA STATEMENT TODAY NKW lOKK. lune :r, i:dmond De Valera, priMjmt of t),i Irish Republic, who. according to Irish loaders here, is due to arrive :it the Waldorf today, la expected to Iksuo a statement soon after ins arrival. De Valera a.i not available to re porters yesterda Irish leaders who said they knew where he was replied to questions- "He is within a short distance from here and will come out at the proper time " His associates explained that Pres ident De Valera is preparing a public statement for the American people, which will explain in detail the pur pose of his visit to America. It la probable that he will issue this statement today. "WETS" TO WEAK DAISIES. NEW YORK, June 23. All kickers against kickless drinks are requested to wear a daisy or bunch of daises on June 30 as an emblem of protest against prohibition. This plan is the invention of Albert J. Wack, a New Jersey member of the National As sociatlon Opposed to National Pro hibition, who has asked the associa tion to proclaim the day befqrc the greaUdrought as "Daisy Day." OF SEC. GLASS TONIGHT WASHINGTON, MONDAY GE1ANSSII WARSHIPSNOT SURRENDERED PARIS, June 23. A Gen eva dispatch to L 'Intransi gent today reported that German warships not sur rendered to the allies had been sunk at Kiel. LONDON, June 23. Admiral von Reuter, commander of the interned German fleet, sunk by its own crews Saturday 'in Scapa Flow, may be tried by an international court to gether with U-boat commanders and other war criminals, it was learned today. The British admiralty is forward ng a full report of the sinking to the naval armistice commission in Paris, by whom the next steps will be di rected. Many Still At Large. Many of the Germans concerned in the sinking of their fleet at Scapa Flow are still at large, according to a dispatch to the Star today from Thurso, a small watering place on the north coast of Scotland. A man hunt is being conducted through the surrounding country. According to the Thurso correspon dent, 10,000 Germans had a hand in the fleet's destruction. Of the German vessels Interned in Scapa Flow, the dreadnought Badci. and the cruiser Emden remain afloat today. The Frankfort and the Nurem burg may possibly bo salvaged. Two destroyers are still on the surface, and twenty other destroyers are beached. Fourteen hundred of the German sailors have been landed. A few were killed, and six were wounded in clashes with British guards. Some may have drowned. The main force of the British fleet was absent from Scapa Flow, its northern base, when the Germans ea sayed their coup. A few drifters and small craft were on hand, and there were some air cruft guarding the captured warships. Description of Sinkings. An eye witness gave this descrlp tion of the sinkings: 'Saturday forenoon was quiet. The sun shone beautifully. At noon it was reported that one German battleship was sinking. Almost simultaneously all the ships hoisted the German en sign, showing the red flag at their foremasts The crews immediately began leaving the ships. By the be havior of the sinking ships, it was, evident the seacocks had been opened. Soon all N-gan to settle down. "The MolUe, Seydlits, Derflinger, Hludeiiburg. and on Der I'ann went (Continued on Pago 13, Column 7 ) polkisnoWnated President Wilson today sent the following nominations to the Sen To be Under Secretary of Slate, Frank L. Polk, of New York. To be ambassador extraordi nary and plenipotentiary to Peru, William E. Gonzales, of South Carolina. To be envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary, Boaz W. Long, of New Mexico, to Cuba; Benton McMillin, of Tennessee, to Guatemala. The present title of counselor in the State Department will be aban doned July 1 when the new appropria tion bill, creating the new position, becomes effective. The change In title was made bo cause of confusion both in the United States and foreign countries regard ing the position of counselor. The State Department's counselor Is the Senior Assistant Secretary of State apd becomes Acting Secretary In the absence oX the Secretary of State. A HEARS UNDER MY fifonlftnes EVENING, JUNE 23, FOCH IS READY TO SHOWER ORDERS BY AIRPLANE PARIS, June ' 23. Marshal Foch's proclamation to be pro mulgated in Germany in the event the allied armies should be compelled to advance contains fifty-two articles. It proclaims martial law, in vites the Germans to respect the allies' military organization so as to insure operation of public services, and asks that discipline be maintained. If the Germans refuse to sign the treaty, thousands of copies of the proclamation will be dis tributed in Germany by airplanes. REFUSE TO LET AT WILL Indiscriminate search of pri vate homes for intoxicating liquors after prohibition goes into effect, was voted down by the House Judiciary Committee today. A provision of the Anti-Saloon League in the enforcement meas ure, allowing serrching of homes on affidavits of "two credible persons" was stricken out, and a new section inserted so that liquor hunting can be done only on a warrant issued by an au thorized court. Wets also won a point in elim inating the minimum fine and sentence for violation of the pro hibition act. These minimums were $500 and 30 days. The max imum now stands at $1,000 and one year. With July 1 but seven days away. Congress today began to hasten prep arations for the burial of John Bar leycorn. Prohibition enforcement legislation must be passed soon after July 1, the drys declare, or the liquor interests will secure a foothold It will be bird to shake. Senator Sterling of South Dakota, chairman of the subcommit tee of the Senate, which is handling prohibition enforcement legislation, stated today he believed a bill would be reported before the end of the week. "We will hold one more hearing on Wednesday," Senator Sterling said, "then we will go into executive ses sion, and I don't believe that we will be in executive session very long bo fore we will report out a bill " Definition of Intoxicant. Definition of an intoxicant is the one question which is bothering r n gress and its committees. The Antl Saloon League bill, which has been Introduced in both houses, would de fine as an Intoxicant any beverage which contains one-half of one per cent of alcohol. There is some oppo sition to such a definition .ind it Is declared further that such a provision would leave but few beverages wu!i the exception of tea and coffee. Members of the Senate committee are disposed to believe that suet a definition of an intoxicant would mean that any beverage subject fo slight fermentation might be held to be an intoxicant. It has been stated before the committee that even but termilk might be held to bo such, since it Is subject to fermentation BARE GERMANPLOT BERLIN. June 23. The Kreiheit to day reveals details of an alleged plot against the German government Gen eral Leouvorbeck, the Frehelt de clares, is collecting' a large force in eastern Germany and is determined to f.?ht the Polest despite new orders from the German government. TAKE BETX-ANS BEFORE MEALS and ie how fine good dictation makes you f el. TO WAR WIT ES 1919. PRESIDENT TO IKE FIRST SPEECHINU.S. TOS President Wilson's first address on his return to the United States, will be delivered to Congress, it was stated at the White House today. The President at that time will formally submit the peace treaty to the Senate for ratification. It is rrobable his address -will be delivered in the Senate chamber and not to both houses as has been his custom. If this is done, it will be because the whole question of the peace treaty is a matter for the considera tion of the Senate alone. Will Tour Country. The address probably will be deliv ered In a day or two after the Presi dent's return to Washington. Shortly thereafter ho will start his tour of the country in support of the league of nations. The White House today wu with out official advice as to when the President would return or any details of the. trip. Secretary Tumulty stated that the Presrdent has planned to leave Paris as soon as the peace treaty is signed. This may be tomorrow night, he said. In that case the President will leave Brest Wednesday morning, and probably will not arrive In Washington before July 0. The Georgo Washington, It was said, is ready to sail at short notice, and the President desires to be back in Wash ington as soon as possible. To Come Direct To Capital. Upon his return he will come di rectly to Washington, and has asked that no demonstrations or receptions be held in his honor at the port of debarkation It Is not deflnitely de cided. Secretary Tumulty stated, at what port the George Washington will dock. Detailed plans for the President's swing around the circle are expected to be announced as son as the peace treaty is signed. NUNS TO TELL HIS TALE TO JURY MINEOL.A. N. T., June 23. Dr. Wal ter K. Wilkine, on trial charged with wife murder, was rcdy today to go on the witness stand in his own defense to tostify that his wife was slain by burglars. Wilklns declaration that three thuga attacked his wife and himself at their Long Cecil home, beating .the woman to death, has been bitterly assailed by the prosecution. He was expected to be mercilessly cross-examined by District Attorney Weks. The prosecutio'n case all circum stantial evidencc was to close to- dav Wilkins was expected to bo the flri-t witness for the defense. .1 E The Secretary of War is authorized to send armed military forces into Mexico to protect American lives and property in that count! y in a reso lution introduced in the Houe 'today by Congressman Henry I. Emerson of Ohio. The resolution also authorized the Secretary of War to maintain an American military force in Mexico until a responsible government Is established there which will guaran tee protection to Americans and their Interests. NO DANGER OF HARWICH WARSHIPS BEING SUNK LONDON. June 23. There Is no danger that the surrendered German submarines now interned at Harwich will be sunk, according to a statement Issued by the admiralty today. They are guarded entirely by Brit ish soldiers, and there is not a single German aboard any of them. NA mm m u OOPS n r-,1 10 ffllH am LONDON, June 23. It b officially an nounced here that Germany has signed the treaty PARIS, June 23. A note has been received announcing the German intention to sign the treaty, it was officially announced this afternoon. PARIS, June 23. The French foreign office stated today it would be impossible to complete all arrangements for formal signing of the peace treaty before yednesday. The Exchange Telegraph says: 'The time for the signing of the treaty of peace with Germany has been fixed between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and the day probably will be Thursday." ZURICH, June 23. Vienna newspapers declare that Austria will follow Germany's lead hr accepting or, re jecting the peace treaty. Envoy Given Power to Sign ZURICH, June 23. A dispatch from Weimar today re ported that Chancellor Bauer had promoted Dr. Haniel von Haim hausen from secretary to pesident of the German peace delega tion, givirfg him full power to complete negotiations and sign the treaty. Von Haimhausen is in Versailles. Allies Refuse Request For Extension of lime PARIS, June 23. The allies promptly refused a re quest for a 48-hour extension of the time limit for accept ance of the peace treaty, received from the Germans this morning. (The seven-day time limit expires at 7 o'clock" this evening 2 p. m., New York time.) Previously -the allies had received a note from Gustav Adolph Bauer, the new German chancellor, saying Ger many would sign the treaty because she is forced to do so, but making certain reservations. Time for Discussion Over. To this note the allies replied that the time for dis cussion had passed and that Germany must accept the terms without qualification or reservation. Bauer's note, which was directed to Premier Clemen ceau, as chairman of the allied peace commission, declined responsibility for what might happen in Poland and "what is bound to happen when the impossibility of .carrying out the conditions come up." It added, however, that Germany will sign, as she "is imposed by force." The note refused to admit that Germany was the author of the war, declared she would not accept the article compelling her to give up persons charged with war crimes, and requested that the treaty be re-examined within two years. Without Any Qualifications. Clemenceau replied: "There remain less than twenty-four hours. The allies are constrained to say the time for discussion has passed. Germany must accept the terms without qualifica tion or reservation. We shall require from the representa tives of Germany an unequivocal decision of their pur pose to sign and accept or not the whole of the finally for mulated treaty. Germany is responsible for the execution of every stipulation after her signature." The big three met at Premier Lloyd George's residence FINAL EDITION v. ' PRICE TWO CENTS. sc K A1LLES DAY M NA THE i 4