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th year-No. 152. Price F.ve centZ OGDEN CITY, UTAH, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1919. LASTEDITION 3:30 P. M.
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I Crown Prince Escapes From Holland I
And Makes His Way Into Germany I
I Military Caste Scheming To Violate Peace Treaty
I Clemenceau Warns Germany Against Acts of Bad Faith I
I son or
i ( Frederick William Ho
R f henzollern Gets Out of
Holland in a Hurry.
S Plot to Block Carrying
j f Peace Treaty Into
20W t'ARIS, June 26.-Frederick William J
Hohmzollprn. the former German '
4 cr.j-.vn prmr. 'm escaped from Hoi-1
land and made his way into Germany.
r; News of the escape of the ex-crown
I prince caused a considerable stir in
t peace conference circles. While it Is
HI . not felt that he Is a figure around'
I j J which the reactionaries and monarch
I i r ,fts would sather enthusiastically,
ILL nevertheless Ins acl Is regarded as an
event of considerable significance in.
I Jl i' u 01 01 . r j iiii n i . . .; !. n r..n. y.
(HI Plot of Military Caste.
Hinto have come from Germany j
within the last few days that the mili
tary caste there would not be averse;
to bringing about a military siluation
within the former empire that would
J"J embarrass the allies in putting the
peace treaty into effect, and it seems'
hS I not improbable that the move made
02i by the ex-crown pnnre is connected 1
PSMJ i vjh some sijeh plan.
ui as - The former crown prince made his
!c;b0 ! ay nt0 Holland shortly after the
signing of the armistice last Novem
ber ami was interned there by the
tffy Dutch 'ove mm. nt, taking up his rosi
iv dffice en the )si..nd of Wic-rlngen, In
lt'the uy.ier Ze.
Two days before the armistice was'
iie signed, a decree is: u d by ihe German j
imperial chancellor, Prince Max of
Baden, announcing a decision of the !
Httl' former German emperor to abdicate,
tr;; "The imperial chancellor will remain 1
in office until the questions connected '
will) abdication of Die kaiser, the
UJWl renouncing h the crown prince ot the;
thron. nt th.- Germ:n mpire and of
Prussia, and Ihe jetting up of the
1?e regeney ha e i , ,, , 1 1 led. '
I This generally was yr re pled as an
official announcement of the crown ;
prince's intention to renounce his
fights to the succession.
l'Lftt Crown Prince Makes Denial.
" Vi Ijaf. however, lb. crown prince'
denied any such intention in an in
terview given to The Associated Tress'
jrTespondent December 1918. At ,
that time the crown prince said
"I have not renounced anything and
have not signed any documents what- j
--- "However," he continued, "should ,
tfjr the German government decide to form
a republic similar to the Tinted m li.
Ifjlj or France, j should b perfectly con
tent to return to Germany as a simple
citizen ready to do anything to assist
my country "
Notwithstanding this categorical 1
JtFj, Statement, the sr mi official Wolff bu
X&J r,'u of Berlin ihree days later issued
hat was said to be the exacl texl
ot the crown prince's renunciation of
ns rights to the throne.
As regards The Associated Tress in
terview mentioned, however, the cor
respondent who obtained it holds an
autographed letter from the ex-crown
Prince in which the latter slates that
H this interview he was quoted cor
rectly in every particular.
WASHINGTON", June 2G Confiden
l'al reports that the former German
crown prince und also probably the
former emperor would attempt to re
enter Germany after the signing of the
r i .'.Peace treaty were received recently
(jhj y government officials here. This
bpeame known lodav after an Associat
ing vrSw disPach telling of the escape
li the crown prince had. been roceived.
Allies Notify Huns That
They Will Collect j
For Ships.
Persons Responsible for
Sinking Fleet Will
Be Punished,
TARIS. June 26 Germany has been
notified in a note sent today by thej
allies that they possess the right to;
punish the persons responsible for the
destruction of the German ships and
to collect reparation for the loss The
sinking of the fleet is denounced as
a violation of the armistice and a de- !
liberate breach in advance of the con-;
diiions of peace.
When the investigations have been,
completed, the note stales, the allies
will exact "the necessary reparation. "
Letter to Germans
The allied and associated powers to- I
da sent the following letter to the I
German peace delegation:
"June 25. 1919
"Mr. President: The terms of the
armistice signed by Germany on the
eleventh of November, 1918, provided
as follows
"'Article 2T The German surface1
warships which shall be specified by
the allies and th-- I niicd Slates shall
forthwith be disarmed and iherealter
interned in neutral ports, or, failing
them, the allied ports designated by j
the allies and the United States They!
shall there remain under supervision'
by ihe allies and the United States,
onh care and maintenance parlies be
ing left on board."
"On June 21 the German warships
which bad been handed over to the al
lied and associated powers at anchor
In the roadstead at Scapa Flow with
the German care and mainh nance par-
ties on board as provided In the armis
tice, were sunk by these parties under I
the orders of the German admiral in
command, according to the information
which has been collected and trans
mitted by the British admiralty The
German admiral in command of these
parties of the German naval forces has
alleged that he a ted in the belief that,
the armistice expired on June 21 at
ruldday and consequently in his opin- 1
ion the destruction in question was no
violation of its terms.
"In law, Germany, by signing the I
terms of article 23. set out above, en
tered inlo an undertaking that ihe
ships handed over by her should re
main in the ports indicaled by the al
lied and associated powers and that
care and maintenance parties should
be left on board with such instruc
tions and under such orders as would
ensure that the armistice should bo
"The sinking of these ships instead
of their preservation as had been pro
vided for, and in breach ot the un
dertaking embodied in article 31 of tho
armistice agalnsl all acts of destruc
tion, constituted al once a violation of
the armistice, the destruction of the
pledge handed over, and an act of
j gross bad faith toward, the allied and
associated powers
"The admiral in command of the
care and maintenance parties belong
ing to the German naval forces has,
while recognising that, the act was a
br ach of the armistice, attempted to
Justifv it. by alleging his belief that
the armistice had come to an end.
"This alleged justification is not
well founded, as under the communi
cation addressed to the German dele
gation by the Allied and associated
powers on the sixteenth of June, 1919,
the armistice would only terminate on
refusal to sign the peace, or, if no an
swer were returned on the 23rd of
June at seven o'clock According to
international law, as embodied. parUe-
Crown Trince of Roumanla, he
nas Just been released from 7 5
days' confinement which followed
a reported attempt at suicide
when his royal parents would not
permit him to live with the
daughter of a commoner whom
he had married against tho royal
ularly in articles -10 ami 47 of the reg
ulatlons annexed to the fourth Hague
convention of 1907. eor serious viola
lion of the armistice by one of th
parties gives the other party the rlgh
; to denounce it and even in case of ur
gency to recommence hostilities a
J once.
"A violation of the terms of the ar
mistice by individuals, acting on th tl
own initiative, only confers ihe rich
oi demanding the punishment of thes
offenders and, if neceao, indemnity
for tho losses sustained It will, there
lore be open to the Allied and asso
I ciated powers to brine before a mlli
lary tribunal the persons responsibb
loi these acts of destruction, so tha
the appropriate penalties m.iy be mi
i posed. Furthermore, the incident give
the allied and associated powers s
'right to reparation for the loss caused
'and in consequence a right to procee(
to such further measures as the saic
powers may deem appropriate.
"lastly, the sinking of the Germai
fleet is not only a violation of the ;,r
mistice but can only be regarded b;
j the allied and associated powers ai
a deliberate breach in advance of tin
conditions communicated lo German;
and now accepted by her. Further
more, the incident is not an lsolatet
l act The burning or permission fo
the burning ol the French flags whicl
Germany was to restore constitute:
another deliberate breach in adann
of these same conditions.
"In consequence the Allied and as
Isociated powers declare that they taki
note of these signal acts of bad fa.it 1
and that when the investigations int
all the cireumsl anecs have been com
Dieted they will exact the necessar;
reparation It is evident that any rep
etition of acts like those must havt
.a very unfortunate effect upon the fu
lure operation of the treaty which th
Germans are about to sign.
' They bave made complaint of Ihi
lifteon years period of OCCUpatloi
which 'he treaty contemplates. The;
have made complaint that admlsslol
to the league of nations may be to
long deferred. How ran Germany pu
(forward such claims if she encourage
, or permits deliberate violations of he
! written engagements? She canuo
complain should the allies use the ful
powers conferred on them by th.
treat, particularly article 429 if she
ion her side, deliberately violates it;
I provisions.
(Signed) "G CLEMENCEAU."
LEMANS, Tuesday, June 24 Th
United States made a clean sweep o
th; honors today in the indivldua
. rifle competition of the inter-allle
games on the D'Avours range. Amer
! ican marksmen took the first eightee
1 places in the matches. The lowes
score made by any of the 25 America
entries landed that rifleman in thirty
1 1 fourth place. There were 175 marks
,men representing eight nations,
i First Sergeant Stanley Smith c
Cleveland won the championship wit
Ma score of 275 points out of a possibl
i 300 on the International targets. H
4 led the field at all ranges except on
- (By the Associated Press)
T- While tho peace conference is
troubled over the failure of the
4- German delegates to arrive to
4- sign the treaty, news comes of 4-4-
the escape to Germany from in- 4
4- ternment in Holland of the for- 4-4-
mer German crown prince
4- Semi-official information in 4
4 formation in Paris is that the -4
4- German delegates will arrive in 4-4-
time to sicm Saturday afternoon 4
4 The tentative hour selected is 3 4
4- o clock. 4
f Announccmnt is made that For- 4-4-
eign Minister Mueller and Colon-
4- ial Minister Bell would leave 4-4-
there Friday to sign the peace 4
4- treat
4- The escape of Frederick William 4
4- Hohenzollern is regarded in con- 4-4-
ference circles as having possible 4-4-
significance in view of other re- 4
4 cent happenings in connection 4-4-
tion with the German situation. 4-4-
Premier Clemenceau, as presl- 4-4-
dent of the peace conference, hns 4
4- informed the German government 4-4-
that the sinking of the German 4-4-
warships at Scapa Flow is looked 4-4-
upon as a breach of the armis- 4-4-
tice and a violation of tue peace 4-4-
terms Germany is told that those 4-4-
responsible will be held to an- f
4- swer and that reparation will be 4
4- required.
4- Germany Is warned in another 4-4-
note that she will be held ac -
4- countable for failure to withdraw
4- her force, from Poland, and for
4 any help given insurgents in -4
4- those regions. The note is based
4- on a German telegram which said v
4 the government would unofficially 4
support a declaration of war 4-
s.alnsi. the east" by Ihe pro- 4-4-
vincial presidents of Silesia and 4
f East and West Trussia. 4
4 In the meantime, there come 4
4 reports of increasing disorders in
4 Germany. There was a reign of 4-4-
lawlessness in Berlin Tucsd a 4
4- night and Wednesday morning
4- and batties occurred between 4
f government troops and mobs In 4
4- Hamburg representative f the f
industrial council have seized 4
f the power Goornmont troops 4-4-
are being ent there to restore or- 4
4- dor it is reported
NEW YORK, June 26 Gordon Paw
. eeti Hcinibv. who iired the shbl which
killed Hewitt C Peal, a paying telle
during a sensational daylighl boldiip
, of ihe East Brooklyn savings b ink last
December, was sentenced in the su
,'preme court in Brooklyn today to die
in the electric chair at sin:' 'ine prls
, Ion during the week of July 28
J NEW YORK, June 26 Gordon Faw
. icett Hamh maintained his air of In
difference which has characterized his
j every action since being brought back
,'hero from Tacoma, when he fai ed Jus
( tice Lewis Fawcett in the supreme
, i court in Broekh n today to be m
Jtenced to die in the electric chair
,'Hamby, or Allen as he prefers to be
I known, was convicted on Tuesday of
j killing Iiewitt C. Teal, paying teller of
i the East Brooklyn savings bank while
, Hamby and a confederate were rob
i bmg the bank of $13,000 on December
, 13 last.
Vside from expressing the hope that
! he might live to hear the result of the
W illard Dempsey championship bout,
Hamby offered no objection to the
rourt setting an early dato for his
NEW YORK. June 25 A reward of
$10,000 was o'ffered by the Biltmore
hotel today for the recovery of the
i jewels valued nt ?27f,000 owned by
Mrs Regina Millhlser of Richmond.
Ya., which mvsteriouslv disappeared
from a safe deposit box in the hotel
n vault.
4- 4-
:i4- PARIS, Juno 26 The French 4
f 4- government has decided that the 4
1 1 4- official victory celebration by
1 1 4- France shall take place July 14. 4-
. 4- 4-
i 4- July 11 Is Bastlle Day, the prin- 4-
t 4- eipal French holiday. It also is
i 4- the anniversary of the beginning 4
. 4- of the Germans in 1918 of their 4
. 4- last drive toward Paris, which 4
4- ended so disastrously for them
f 4- through the staunch Franco- 4-
i 4- American resistance and ultl- 4-
4- mate counter attack. 4-
8 4
.. 4-4-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-44-444
Senator Phelan Sees No
Handicap in League
Great and Worthy Cause
j Should Not Be
WASHINGTON. June 26 Assertions
that the league of nations would handi
cap the effort lor Irish freedom were
denied in the senate today by Senator
'Phelan, Democrat, California.
"Some prsons interested in the Irls.i
cause," he said, ' have objected to ar
ticle 10 because they fear it would
guarantee the territorial integrity of
the British empire This it does only
with respect to 'external aggression.'
Now, Irish independence can be won
either by the voluntary act of Eng
land, a successful revolution or the
intervention of a superior force from
the outside, of these three avenues
I to independence the league onlv stands
' in the way of the last.
"If an Irishman tells me that he
I would put Irish independence before
the spectacle of a world bathed again
' in blood, the loss again of millions of
lives, and the hunger, disease, priva
tions, suffering and torture inflicted
upon millions more, then I would say
be has forfeited generous considera
tion by an exhibition of unutterable
bo flshness."
Deprecating any effort to make Ir
; ish freedom a party question. Mr Phe
lan srnd the Republicans could not
claim credit for the resolution recently
passed requesting a hearing for the
I Irish delegates at Versailles. Mr.
Phelan declared the solid Republican
support ii few days ago of the Borah
resolution asking the hearing for Irish
i delegates "was intended to embarass
the president."
"It was also done I believe, to de
feat the league of nations by exciting
a false suspicion that article 10 pre
vented' internal revolution." he con
tinued. "It is unfortunate that so
great and worthy a cause should be so
i rudely used as a vulgar means of win
ning votes b.v men whose previous ac
tion would indicate that they have no
real sympathy with Ireland."
' In conversation recently with Pres
ident Eamonn tie Valera of the Irish
republic " said Senator Phelan, "he
emphatically declared that he trusted
, Ihe Holy cause to w hich he had pledg
ed his life and honor would not bo
dragged into the mire, of American
party politics."
WASHINGTON. June 26. One offi
cer and three enlisted men were killed,
two meu were wounded and one off 1
Jeer and four enlisted men were cap
i tured In recent lighting with anti
Kolchak forces in Siberia, the war d
Ipartment was advised today b Majoi
General Graves, commanding the Si
1 bcrinn expeditionary forces.
All of the men were of the Thtr'y
t first infantry. Those killed were:
I Lieut. Albert Francis Ward; Corporal
I Jesse M. Reed and Privates D. P
Craig and Charles L. Flake Wound
led, degree undetermined, were Cor
I poral George A Jenson and Private
I Clarence G. Crail
I ' 1
Germany Semi-officiaHy
Assures Allied Peace
! Council.
Names to Be Given Out
and Signatories to
BERLIN. Wednesday, June 25. (By
the Associated Press) Herman Muel
ler, the foreign minister, and Dr. Bell,
the colonial minister, it was annoum e(j
! tonight, have been selected as the Ger
man envoys to sign the peace terms.
They will leate Berlin Fridaj
i Efforts were being made today to
arrange for the signing of the peace
treaty at 3 o'clock Saturday after -
noon. The council of three is appar
ently satisfied v ith the semi-official
j assurances that the Germans would be
i on hand.
Although the unofficial intimation
j received was that the German signa
tories probabl) would be Hermann
Mueller, the foreign secretary and
j Herr Giesberts and Hen Leinert of
the old delegation, It developed today
that Herr Giesberts, w ho had remained
in Versailles for a time, had left there
for Germany. A third man will be
named, however, to accompany Herr
Mueller and Herr Leinert, It Is indi
cated. BERLIN. June 26. (By the ssociat
ed Press) The identity of the mer
j to be delegated to go to Versailles a
the German representatives to sign
the treaty of peace will not bo an
nounced before Thursday, according
j to an official statement issued toda
There was no session of the cabinet
j today
BERLIN, Wednesda). June 25. (By
I the Associated Press) General Groe
ner, who succeeded Field Marshal voc
Hindenburg as German chief ol stall
I has tendered his resignation to Pres
ident Ebert, but has agreed to remain
at his post until the situation in the
.eastern proinces becomes stabilized
ROMK, Wednesday June --Foreign
Minister Tittoni, addressing the
senate today called upon parliameni
and the country for their full and un
conditional support, regardless of par
ty. He said the Italian parliameni
.and the country realize with anxiety
that while the disposition of the na
tional aspirations still are uncertain
those of other powers already have
i been acknow ledged. He said he was
I quite willing to answer all legitimate
requests for explanations.
COPENHAGEN. June 26 Three
presidents of eastern provinces ol
Prussia have issued a proclamation to
the inhabitants of their districts, ox
I pressing the deepest grief at the un
conditional acceptance of the Allied
I peace terms, but adding that the peo
i pie "must not under the circumstances
j prevent the government from fulfil
ling its word to the enemy."
"Regard for our compatriots whe
would have to bear the consequences
of such action," the proclamation says
"makes it our hard duty to refrain
from fighting for our right of self de
termination and honor, and bow to the
decision which has been taken."
PARIS, June 26. (By the Associat
ed Press.) It is understood that if
no official communication is received
by nightfall from Berlin, relative to
the plans of the German government
for signing the peace treaty, some
thing in the nature of an ultimatum
will be Bent to Berlin by the peace
At noon the conference was in com
plete ignorance as to Germany s plan.
Clemenceau Informs I
Germany Allies De- I
maud Accountability. I
Telegram Reveals I
Treachery of Ger- I
mans. H
PARIS, June 2C The German peace
! delegation has been informed in a
note from Premier Clemenceau that
'he Cerman government will be held
Strictly responsible for unofficial sup
' -oprt of any movement against Polish
I authority in ihe territory given Poland
in Posen and in east and west Prussia.
The text of ihe note reads: !
' Paris, June 25. Mr. President: The j.
Allied and Associated powers feel it j
'necesai-v to direct the attention of the
German government to the fact tint
the Polish authorities have come ir.te
possession of the attached official
t German dispatch which states that,
while thf German government means
to sign the peace treaty, they intend
to give unofficial support by all the
means in their power to local move
iments of resistance to the estab i.-h
nient of the Po'ish authority in the le.
rltoriee allotted to Poland in Posen
'and in east and west Prussia and to
the occupation of Upper Silesia by .hs
! allied and associated powers
' In view of this information the
. Allied and Associated powers think it
necessary to inform th German gov
I ernment that thev will hold th -in
strictly responsible for seeing that at
the lime indicated in the treaty ail
. troops and all officials indicated by the
..Hied commission are withdrawn nnd
that in the event of local disturbances
; in resistance to the treaty no support
or assistance to the insurgents is al
. lowed to pass across the new frontier
j into Poland
Signed) "G. CLEMENCEAU."
The telegram referred to in the fc.ro
' going letter follows:
Po ien, June 21, 1919
' The government will sign. Never
theless, Horsing (provisional presi
dent) will proclaim tor Silesia and Wig
(provisional president) (or western a id
eastern Prussia, war against the easi
The government will officially declan
' its opposition, but will unofficially
j support the action by e ery means
Horsing has telegraphed today:
j'Send my large parcel to Breslau ' "
, Paul Dutasta, secretary of the confer-
ence, went to Versailles this morning
seeking information. He was in-
formed verbally by Dr Haniel von
' Haimhausen that the German signa
tories, who will probably be Herr
Mueller, Herr Giesberts and Herr
N Lienert, might arrive by Saturday, but
i j he was unable to speak authoritatively
on the subject.
Poles Break Armistice.
PARIS. June 26 The armistice en- !
Altered Into several days ago by the
Poles and Ukrainians has been broken ;
by an advance on tho part of the
' Ukrainian forces, according to infor- i
ilmation received here today.
1 1 Jury Unable to Reach Verdict,
SPOKANE. Wash., June 26. The
: I jury in United States district court
here which heard the evidence in the
trial of William H. (Lone Star) Diets
on charges of false registration for j
the draft and falsification of his ques
tionnaire, was discharged today after
it had reported its inability to reach a
nn H
"He shied an alarm clock at his
wife when they quarreled."
"He ought to be ashamed of him
self to throw away his time so." 'H

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