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I1WS ITEMS FROM ALL OVER KANSAS HEAVY LOSS OF LIVE ST0GKIJ pfl REAR ADMIRAL C0WIE CABINET 6ERMAH PEOPLE ARE BITTER ITALY ABM'OQiIS A SECRET TREATY TO AUSTRIA SOON REJECTS TREATY Disease and Exposure Killed 131,700 Head of Cattle in the State Last Year. Terms of Peace Cause Wave of Indig nation Throughout Country All Parties are United. r- t - . X Happenings of More or Less Interest Gathered From Many Sources. BOOSTERS WOII PAVING FIGHT State Supreme Court Orders City Of ficials to Proceed With Construc tion on Principal Street. The Anthony Booster Club won its fight in the Kansas Supreme Court to get street paving for the city. The .court granted the writ of mandamus against the mayor and city commis sioners of Anthony directing the city to proceed at ,once with construction of the pavement of the principal street of the town. This is the first case ever submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court by a civic association organized to boost for improvement of a town. The An thony club decided that the streets ought to be paved, and obtained the necessary petitions for the improve ment. The city officials would not order the work done. Supreme court decided that the Booster Club had ample authority for bringing the suit and that the tech nical questions raised by city officials "were not of sufficient weight to war rant a refusal to grant the writ. When Mrs. Sarah Jones waved her greeting to returning heroes from overseas she counted the fourth glad reception of victorious sons of Uncle Sam since she was lifted in her fath er's arms to wave and cheer with the others at Harper's Ferry when the troops returned from Mexico. As a young woman she watched the return of the men who had marched with Sherman to the sea. In 1890 she saw the Grand Army of the Republic sweep down Kansas avenue after she had moved to the Sunflower State and in Topeka she witnessed the glorious re ception given Funston's fighters of the famous Twentieth Kansas. The State Supreme Court has de cided that a Kansas physician must possess an ordinary degree of skill, but when he makes an error of judg ment he cannot be compelled to pay damages for the mistake. This was the ruling recently in the suit of Louis Paulich against Dr. F. E. Nipplewas, appealed from Douglas County. The physician set a broken ankle and a year later it was found that the bones had not been" adjusted properly. The lower court and the supreme court decided for the doctor. Two records have been broken and one tied in the ninth annual state high school track and field meet held at Manhattan recently. First place went to Abilene's well balanced tesv. which won twenty-one points. Pope of Garden City, the individual point winner, placed his school in second place with thirteen points, and - the weight ability of Sahlsburg was im portant in placing Osage City fourth with twelve points. Eskridge, Pratt and Perry won eleven points, Norton ten and "Woodbine eight. Lieut. Hugh Garvie of Abilene, an engineering student at .the University of Kansas in 1917, has returned to Lawrence after being in the active aviation service for fifteen months in France. He had brought down four Hun planes when he was shot down behind the German lines, and spent the last two months of the war in a boche prison camp. The Kansas State Nurses' Associa tion will meet next year in Wichita. The development of the public health nursing work was discussed in the 2 day meeting at Wichita. Mis3 W. Pearl Martin of Topeka was chosen president; Miss Dena Grovewald, Mc pherson, vice-president; Mrs. W. R. Saylor, Hutchinson, secretary, and Miss Kate Williams, Hutchinson.-treas-urer. Lieut. Leo L. Gibbens of Scott City gave a memorial address com memorating the nurses who died in service. When William Heberllng of Com pany H, 137th Infantry, returned to Lawrence recently he found he was $14,000 richer than when he went to France two years ago. While he was overseas his aunt died, leaving him an estate valued at $14,000, including eighty acres of land. The McCracken city commissioners have employed Leonard L. Ryan as city manager. McCracken, with a pop ulation of 371, is the smallest town in the United States with commission manager form of government. An investigation by Congress Is ex pected by Senator Capper relative to the, War Department order removing Gen. Charles I. Martin on the eve of the Argonne battle. Investigation may also be made as to the rejection for overseas service of CoL Wilder S. Met calf, Col. P. M. Hoisington and other Kansas National Guard officers. Petitions have been signed for seventy-seven miles of paving on the Mer lden Highway, which runs south from Newton through Wichita and Welling ton to CaldwelL The Public Utilities Commission has agreed to ask the dismissal of its injunction suit against the Kansas telephone companies on condition that the companies file their applica tion for authority to Increase rates as directed by the postmaster general with the commission. The agreement Is then subject to . the commission's approval. . A herd of cattle, being unloaded at Strong City stockyards recently, stam peded and thirty-two were drowned in the creek near the yards. . Loss of live stock from exposure and disease in the past year was great er than in any previous year since 1903, according to the May report of the state agent of the Department of Agriculture. The loss of cattle was 1.9 per cent from disease and 3.5 per cent from exposure. The normal loss for six teen years was 1.7 per cent from dis ease and 1.2 per cent from exposure. The greatest loss was in west and southwest counties, where January and April storms caused many deaths. Swine losses were about normal, 2.6 per cent. On the basis of the January estimate of live stock in the state, 3,365,000 cattle and 2,381,000 hogs, these per centages indicate that Kansas lost 181,700 cattle and 61,906 hogs from disease and exposure in the past year. The Kansas Board of Agriculture has started an investigation of the dairy industry. J. C. Mohler, secre tary, announces that every phase of the business will be inquired into not only for increasing the quantity and quality of dairy products, but also for determining ways and means by which dairymen may obtain better profits. "Dairying in Kansas is due for a big expansion," said Mr. Mohler. "There 13 no reason why Kansas should not rank among the leading dairy states." The first step in the investigation has been the mailing out of more than ten thousand 12-page questionnaires to milk and cream producers. Lieut. John W. Hamilton of Pleas anton has been cited for exceptional bravery in leading his company in the attack on Bellecourt, September 29, and decorated .with the Distinguished Service Cross. Lieutenant Hamilton was severely wounded by shrapnel but refused to leave his command. He was commanding his company because all other officers were wounded. He refused to go to the rear and was wounded a second time in the leg. He is still in a hospital in France. Ham ilton was graduated from K. U. in 1917. He was commissioned a first lieutenant at the first officer's train ing camp at Fort Riley. A warning against bonfire celebra tions has been issued by L. T. Hussey, state fire marshal. "The dangers of the peace celebration bonfires, which may be contemplated by people throughout the country when the peace treaty is signed, are many," Mr. Hussey explains. "I sincerely hope this method of celebrating that important event will not only be dis couraged, but forbidden by the author ities everywhere. There are so many means of celebrating that are safe, sane and much more economical that there is really no necessity for a bon fire." The state tax commission contends that banks which have invested funds representing capital stock in Liberty Bonds must pay taxes on the bonds. The commission has submitted the matter to the attorney general's office, and S. N. Hawkes, assistant attorney general, stated he probably would ap prove the position Gf the commission, but make a definite opinion later. It is said banks cf Kansas have hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in Liberty Bonds affected by this ruling. Junction City was selected as the meeting place next year of the county treasurers of Kansas at the closing session of the conventionat Lawrence. J. M. Price of Atchison was elected president for the coming year; R. C. Anderson, vice-president; J. F. Berlin of Ottawa, treasurer; Miss Margaret Law of McPherson, secretary. Charles W. Saunders and James Dwyer, charged with stealing an au tomobile in Augusta, and wwo were arrested in Cushing, Ok., and Joe Pierce and Tom Patterson, who were arrested in Cushing about two weeks ago charged with highway robbery, es caped from the county jail at Eldo rado.. The men asked Night Jailer Avery Robbins for water. When. Rob bins unlocked the door between the jail corridor and the jailer's office the men attacked him, taking his keys. The annual convention of the Kan sas State Sunday School Association closed at Wichita with an address by Gov. Henry J, Allen. Next year the convention "will be held in Topeka. Officers were elected as follows: Ralph Melntyre, Topeka, president; George Dougherty, recording secre tary; R. M. White, treasurer. H. P. Armstrong of Atchison was made vice president of the administration di vision. James Gailey, 75 years old, is dead at Greeley. He had lived there more than fifty years. The Presbyterian Church of Law rence has voted to erect a $100,000 modern fireproof hospital to be com pleted in a year. It will be modeled after the Chicago Presbyterian Hos pital and will have a ward for the poor. The Prebyterian Church hired a visiting nurse last month. Governor Henry J. Allen has made requisition on the governor of Indiana for John A. Field, who is wanted at Abilene on a charge of wife desertion. Field, it was stated, is under arrest in Indianapolis. The contract has been let by the Hugoton Elevator and Warehouse Company for a large concrete terminal elevator, the capacity to be four hun dred thousand bushels and the cost to be in excess of 100,000. There will be sixteen tanks and a main op erating building, and it will handle twenty-five to thirty cars a day. The Parsons High School won four firsts in the inter-state high school musical contest held in connection with the spring festival at the State Manual Training Normal recently. The Council of Four Has Con cluded Task of Defining the Boundaries. QUE SOVIET IS RECOGNIZED Allies Sent Invitation to Hungarian Government -German Austrian Dislike Proposed Peace Terms. Paris, May 13. The council of four spent the greater part of the day on the Austrian boundaries and com pleted the task of defining them this afternoon in a session with the for eign ministers. Such progress was made that the members of the coun cil believe that the Austrian treaty may be completed this week. Recognize Hungarian Soviet? The Allies for' the first time appar ently have officially recognized a Bol shevist government the Hungarian soviet republic. A formal invitation was forwarded to Budapest, simultaneously with the one to Vienna, to send a delegation to the peace conference, it was U-arned today. At first it was reported the invitation was made under the impres sion that Bela Kun had been ousted, but the French foreign office later stated that this was not the case. The German delegation- has handed to the Council of Four the German plan for a League of Nations. This plan was drawn up by Professor Schuecking, and the principal feature is an international parliament com posed of ten representatives from each nation. German-Austria Dislikes It. Copenhagen, May 13. Dr. Otto Bauer, foreign minister of German Austria, in a speech to the workers, protested against the peace terms handed to the Germans at Versailles. An account of his speech is printed by the Vossische Zeitung of Berlin, a copy of which has been received here. Doctor Bauer objected to the pJan for making German-Austria a neutral ized state and concluded: "This small German-Austria cannot exist, alone. Unless we join with big Germany we shall not even be German-Austria." Geneva, May 13. A number of Aus trian delegates bound for St. Germain to take part in the peace negotiations arrived at Buchs, on the Swiss fron tier, this morning. They will take the Simplon express and expect to reach Paris .Tuesday night. ROOT HAS A RAILROAD PLAN Former Cabinet Member Opposes Fed eral Plan and Outlines Dangers of Compulsory Incorporation. St. Louis, May 14. Compulsory federal incorporation of railroads, gov ernment guarantees of income and the removal of the roads from the jurisdic tion of the present state commissions as steps proposed prior to the return of' the railroads to private ownership were condemned by Elihu Root in a: letter read today before the Missouri bankers convention in session here. Mr. Root's letter was read by S. Davies Warfield, president of the National As sociation of Owners of Railroad Se curities, who had requested an opin ion from Mr. Root as advisory counsel to the association. As an alternative, Mr. Root unquali fiedly indorsed the plan put before the Security Owners Association under which Congress would fix a fair rate of return of the railroads of each rate making authorities to fix rates which would presumptively yield that return. In the event of any road making more than the prescribed return the excess would be taken by the government and used to promote public interest in transportation. PLAN TO RUSH WITADRAWAL Coblenz, May 12. General Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, arrived in Coblenz today for what may be his last official visit to the American occupation area. He will arrange with Lieut. Gen. Hunter Liggett final plans for the complete withdrawal of the American forces as decided upon some three weeks ago. General Pershing confirmed the Washington announcement that all, or at least nearly all, of the Americans would be out of France and Germany by September 1. He announced that plans for the withdrawal of troops from the occupied zone were even further advanced than general head quarters had anticipated. Assuming that the Germans will sign the peace treaty, the troop withdrawal from the Rhineland will go forward with a rush. Shot a St. Joseph Policeman. St. Joseph, Mo., May 14. Charles Hensley, a policeman, was shot, prob ably fatally, early today by negroes he discovered breaking into a store. Hens ley fired five shots, but the negroes escaped. Whipped Two "Gobs" Got Job. Chicago, May 14. George Wissman, a marine, whipped two big jackies, af ter having been refused a job as po liceman because he was too smalL A police sergeant saw the fight and Wissman is now a policeman. Kept Wood From Review. Chicago, May 14. Maj. Gen. Leon ard Wood, commander of the Central Division, looks just like any other sol dier to a traffic policeman. That ex plains why he was not in the review ing stand when the 13th Engineers passed yesterday. 'Soldiers Killed In Quarry. Dijon, May 14. Several American soldiers were killed and ten were se verely injured when a case of dyna mite exploded yesterday In a quarry near Is-Sur-Tile. Rear Admiral Thomas J. Covric, whose slogan, The Battle of the Bonds," and able mmagement of pact Liberty loan campaigns in the navy were an Inspiration to the "gob- to do their utmost to back up the coun try's fighting men on land and sea, was selected by Secretary Daniels to launch the navy Victory loan campaign. PECK PUTS BLAME ON HIKES Chairman of Defunct Industrial Board Says Railroad Head Wrecked Control of Price Plan. - Washington, May 12. George N. Peek, chairman of the department of commerce's industrial board, which was dissolved last week after a long controversy with the railroad adminis tration concerning steel prices, de clared in a statement tonight that the public would "demand an explanation of the wrecking, apparently on the obstinacy of a single individual, of a plan to make an immediate reduction in the cost of living of such an ap parent national value." "I can only conjecture an ex planation," said Mr. Peek. "Through out the baffling controvery the board has found itself checked by forces in opposition which it could neither un derstand, reason with nor overcome, but which grew in strength until they rendered further progress impossible and forced abandonment of the plan. "In theory the plan has been ap proved unanimously by business men and associations and by editorial and press comment the country over; in practice the, plan has been proved by the order books of steel producers and the buying revival which immediately followed the announcement of steel prices and ceased immediately upon the railroad administration's rejection of those prices. "It is inconceivable that the rail road administration's unsubstantial objection alone was sufficient to justify the abandonment of a policy of such importance. "Nor toward that end has the di rector general been alone in thwart ing the . purpose of the board. The sec retary of the treasury has taken a stand in direct contradiction with his message to the president urging the creation of the board. The attorney general has rendered an opinion that the plan of the board contravenes the Sherman Act, but the facts assumed as the basis of that opinion are so in consistent with the actual course of conduct of the board as to render the opinion inapplicable, yet it has been used as a basis for the abandonment of the board's plan. "In all this opposition the board has sought in vain for a substantial rea son. It has urged the railroad admin istration first, to aid by one single fact, or argument to arrive at a lower price for steel, and, second, to name a price which the railroad administra tion would consider fair." Planes to Protect Forests. Washington, May 10. Patrol of na tional forests by army airplanes to give early warning of forest fires will begin June 1, with the inauguration of two patrol routes from Marchfield, Cal., Washington announces. CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS One Bolshevist gunboat is reported to have been sunk on the Dvina- River in an engagement between the British river flotilla and land batteries and the enemy fleet. The Allied flotilla, aided by airplanes, also conducted a brisk bombardment along the Vaga River. Contracts for at least 500 airplanes of the very latest types would be awarded American manufacturers un der plans prepared by the army air service and sent to Secretary Baker recently for his consideration. Commissioner Enright announced recently that the New York police de partment would pay "a substantial re ward" for the apprehension of the May Day bomb plotters who attempted to throw the country into a panic by mailing bombs to federal officials and prominent citizens. William Howard Hamilton of Eagle Station, Ky., born in the Civil War after his father had gone into service, met his parent for the first time re cently when he found Jeremiah Ham ilton, 86, at West Mansfield, O. According to a report from the spe cial correspondent of the National Tiende, in Stockholm, military prep arations are being made at Helsing f ors which, it Is expected, wiir be the concentration point for the expedition ary force of 50,000 whose object is to be an advance on Petrograd. A wireless dispatch from Chris tinia states that the foreign minister has sent a request to the Peace Con ference at Faxia seeking an indemnity from Germany for Norwegian vessels sunk by the Germans. Declaration of the Chancellor Greeted by a Hurricane of Cheers in Assembly. MURDEROUS SCHEME, HE SAYS Scheidemann Declares Terms of Peace Mean Practical Strangulation of the German Nation. Berlin, May 14. The declaration by Chancellor Scheidemann in the national assembly Monday that the peace terms were "unacceptable" brought the members of the assembly, the spectators and those in the press gallery to their feet in a hurricane of cheers and applause. The chancellor reached the climax of his statement on the peace terms ten minutes after he began. He paused in his address and then thundered out the word which announced the Ger man government's rejection of the Versailles conditions. "This treaty, he said, "is, in the view of the imperial government, unaccept able. I am unable to believe that this earth could bear such a document without a cry issuing from millions of throats in all lands, without distinc tion of party. Away with this murder ous scheme." All Cheered Except Socialists. With the exception of the Independ ent Socialists, led by Hugo Haase, all factions In the assembly arose and cheered vociferously. The assembly is sitting temporarily in the assembly hall of the University of Berlin on Unter Den Linden. After the chancellor's speech the leaders of the various parties, with the exception of the Haase group, made speeches in which they declared they backed up the government. Said Wilson Deceived Them. The chancellor described the peace treaty as a "dreadful and murderous" document. He said it would make an enormous jail of Germany in which 60 million persons would have to labor for the victors in the war. The chan cellor said German trade would be strangled should the peace terms be accepted. He criticized President Wilson, and said that the President, by his atti tude," had deceived the hopes of the German people. Herr Scheidemann said that the oc casion was the turning point in the life of the German people, as the as sembly was to decide the attitude to ward "what our adversaries call peace, conditions." HONORS FOR EDITH CAVELL Guards Escort Body of the Murdered British Nurse on Way From Belgium to England. Brussels, May 14. Escorted by hon or guards of British and Belgian troops, the body of Edith Cavell, the heroic English nurse, murdered by the Germans, was removed today from the city where she faced a firing squad in 1915. The heavy casket, containing the body recovered from the graveyard where the Germans had rudely In terred it, was placed on a gun car riage, draped in the Union Jack. Troops preceded and followed the cor tege. There were many band3 and thousands of silent spectators uncov ered as the first notes of the dirge sounded through the streets that had seen the Germans strut as conquerors in 1914, rule as conquerors four years and slink away defeated in 1918. The procession passed slowly through the boulevards, the way lined by thousands of people, including many soldiers in uniform. Flags flew at half mast. At Ostend a British warship was waiting to carry the body to England. Two sisters of Miss Cavell and her brother-in-law accompanied the re mains. BOND BUYERS, 15 MILLIONS Number ef Subscribers to Victory Loan Not as Great as that in Fourth Drive. Washington, May 12. Fifteen mil lion Americans bought Victory notes in the campaign which closed last night, according to estimates received today by the treasury from federal reserve banks. This compares with about twenty-one million purchasers In the Fourth Liberty loan, seventeen In the third, nine million four hundred thousand in the second, and four mil lion in the first. Italy Seeks an Adjustment. Paris, May 13. Baron Bonino, the Italian foreign minister, conferred to day with Col. E. M. House of the Amer ican peace delegation, with a view to adjusting the Italian situation before the Austrians arrive. Yanks Out of Russia in June. Archangel, May 13. Tentative ar rangements are being made to begin the withdrawal of. American troops from North Russia early in June, but no definite orders have been received by the American commander. "America Not Money Mad." Paris, May 13. Presldsnt Wilson, in his recent address to the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, entered a strong disclaimer of the idea -that the American people were largely materialists or dollar wcrv shippers. Vill Reduce Austria. Paris, May 13. The Austro-Hun-garian peace terms, while designed to reduce the former dual monarchy to the status of third class nations, will crcrrid economic rehabilitation. Berlin, May 12. The protests that came from various quarters in Ger many over the peace terms, as they were reported before the official terms became known, are as nothing in com parison with the wave of re monstrance angry, bitter, disappointed in tone that is sweeping over Germany now that the treaty has been presented. States, municipalities, districts, organ izations of various sorts, business men's and women's clubs and the polit ical parties through their spokesmen are vying with each other In finding words in which to express scorn and condemnation for the document. For perhaps the first time In history all German parties are united in opin ion, each of them assailing the terms Germany is asked to sign, for the body of the Independent Socialist rarty does not appear to agree with its or gan. Die Freiheit, that Germany should sign the peace on the terms presented. The newspapers are utterly swamped with the protests, being able to print but a fraction of them. They are urged to this by the Tageblatt. which says the unfriendly attitude towards the treaty taken by the Socialists of other countries will not be of assistance, be cause they are in the minority ia their countries and the Germans must pro test for themselves. The government likewise is being rverwhelmed with telegrams which it is utterly unable to answer save by public announcement of its gratitude. In the criticisms. President Wilson is only mildly assailed here and there, since word has gone to the press from official quarters that he s not to be taken to task. The assertions upon which stress are laid are that the pro posed peace lacks all elements cf jus tice and conforms in no way to the president's fourteen points, while in dignation is expressed over terms characterized as unbearable and as spelling slavery for the German peo ple. Some of the protestants declare they are deeply moved and outraged by the provisions of the treaty, while others express deep contempt for what they call a "brutal peace of force." The expression "a verdict cf death" is one frequently used. GLASS DENIES PECK'S STORY Secretary of Treasury Says Charges of Industrial Board Head Are Without Foundation. Washington, May 13. Charges made yesterday by George N. Peck, chair man of the recently dissolved board, that Secretary Glass had taken a stand on the board's efforts to agree on price for necessities, "in direct con tradiction with his message to the President urging creation of the board," have drawn a sharp reply from the secretary. In a statement published today, Mr. Glass said the board in attempting to "fix minimum priceB for the public did precisely that which it had been warned not to do," and In the action had been promptly repudiated by him as "contrary to fundamental principles of economics, of public policy and of the law." "Mr. Peck knows perfectly well," said Mr. Glass, "that I have never, in any way or at any time, suggested such action as that taken by the In dustrial Board. Hence, his reference to me on this point perverts the actual truth." REVOLT IN MEXICO GROWS The Second Capture of Parral by Villa's Forces Indicative of Rebel's Increasing Strength. Washington, May .13. What is re garded as further evidence of the growing strength of the revolutionary movement headed by Francisco Villa, which has shown signs of rapid de velopment recently in the State of Chihuahua, reached Washington to night in dispatches stating that Villa had recartured the town of Parral un der rather striking circumstances. It was the second time within less that a month that Villa had taken Par ral. According to these advices 260 Carranzista soldiers of the force of government troops that had gone back into Parral were captured. Their com manding officer, General Gomez, es caped when Villa re-entered ParjaL but his men were taken prisoner. . ' The apparent ability of Villa to do very much as he pleases in the con duct of his campaign in various parts of Chihuahua bear out confidential ad vices recently received In Washington indicating that the Villista movement is spreading and which predicted that by June the Villa revolution would be under full headway. Unveiled Statue of Belgium. New York, May 10. A marble statue dedicated to Belgium was un veiled at the customs house today, replacing the statue cf Germany, which was ordered removed last year. Honors 22 American Women. New York, May 12. Twenty-two American women doctors, nurses and motor drivers composing the staff of the American women's hospi tal No. 1, at Luzancy, France, have been decorated . by the French govern ment for their services in the war. Gets Demand for Kaiser. Paris, May 12. The Temps pub lishes a note from the Dutch legation at Paris, declaring that the demand for the extradition of the former Ger man emperor has reached Holland. Met to Start Fight Early. New York, May 12. Plans for the fight against national prohibition, to be opened at the outset of the special session of congress, called by Presi dent Wilson for May 19, were an nounced today at headquarters of the Association Opposed to National Pro hibition. Paris, May 12. An Abyssinian mis sion was received today by President Polnc&re. The mission came to Paris to request that France establish a- pro tectorate over AtytJlr.ia. Adjustment of the Controversy, However, Leaves Status of Fiume Unsettled. ANSWER THE GERMAN NOTES Council of Four Replies to Counter Propositions of Berlin Foch Ready to Act. Paris. May 15. Italian delegates to the peace conference are no longer insisting upon the fulfillment of the secret treaty of. London and this part of the controversy relative to territory on the eastern shore of an Adriatic is tending toward an adjustment, ac cording to those who have taken part in recent conferences. The status of Fiume is still being discussed, as the plan to make it a free city similar to Danzig has not proved acceptable, London, May 15. The Italians axe landing large military forces at Zara. and Sebenico on the coast of Dalmatia, according to a Keuter dispatch from Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The troops are being moved eastward and are fortifying the ridges and passes. Zara and Sebenico are near the cen ter cf the Dalmatian cost and are be tween Fiume and Spalato. They are opposite the Italian port of Ancona. The mountains to the east of the two ports are the Dinaric Alps. Committee on Proposals. Paris, May 15. The council of four of the peace conference appointed this afternoon a ub-committee comprising one member from each of the five great powers (Great Britain, France,. Italy, the United States and Japan), to deal with objections and proposals from the German peace plenipoten tiaries. The council held a meeting this morning considering problems relative to ports and waterways and some de tails of the Austrian treaty. It is pre sumed that the German note, which was reported to have been delivered last evening, was also taken up by the council. One of the notes under consider ation is a note presented by Count Von Brockdorff-Rantzau on Tuesday night, asking authorization for the sending of German officers to greet the Austrian peace delegation on its arrival at St. Germain. Press opin ion is that the request will be denied. Text of Three Notes. The three German notes delivered to the council of four, the Havas Agency says, deals with the following subjects: "The first, the effect of the peace terms upon Germany's economic sit uation; the second, with the manner in which President Wilson's points are applied, which is protested against awl the third, with the principles of the reparation demands, which are protested, although it is declared that Germany is prepared to subscribe to them. HOOTED WILSON IN BERLIN Fifteen Thousand Majority Socialists Engage in Anti-American Demon stration in Streets of Berlin. Berlin, May 15. Fifteen thousand Majority Socialists made a demonstra tion in front of the Hotel Adlon yes terday, crying, "Down with Wilson! Down with the Americans! x The tumult grew in front of the American headquarters until fifty sol diers arrived and cleared the streets. The crowd had gathered for a dem onstration against the peace terms in front of the Reichstag. It was ad dressed by Richard Fischer, who said the confidence of the Germans in Pres ident Wilson had been shamefully abused and that the government would refuse to sign the treaty. The demonstrators then surged to . ward the Hotel Adlon, hooting, jeer ing and shouting "robbers! The tu mult lasted half an hour. Chancellor Scheidemann later ad dressed a large crowd in front of the Reichstag. WILL STUDY BIG BUSINESS Washington, May 15. Thirty-five specially trained business agents of the internal revenue bureau have been dispatched to all parts of the country to study commercial and industrial practices in certain lines of business with a view to advising on future reg ulations. They will ascertain prac tices in regard to amortization, deple tion, depreciation and valuation of as sets as of the pre-war period and for mulate guiding rules concerning "re sponsible salaries' allowed as busi ness expenses to corporations. War Tax on Patent Medicine, Too. Washington, May 15. Consumers must pay a tax of one cent for every 25 cents in the purchase price cf prac tically all toilet articles and all pat ented or advertised medicinal articles, the Internal revenue bureau says. Colorado Miners Wages Cut. Durango, CoL, May 15. Silverton miners have accepted a wage cut cf twenty-five cents a day and an in crease of twenty-five cents a day at the company boarding houses. Two thousand men are affected. Plan a Cotton Export Corporation. New Orleans, May 15. Cotton grow ers, dealers and bankers of the South, formulated plans today to organize a 100 million dollar cotton exporting cor poration and the permanent organiza tion of the cotton interests of the tea cotton states. Will Discharge College Students Washington, 'May 15. Practically an men in the army who desire to return, to college will receive discharges be fore the fall term, the War Depart ment announced..