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VOL. XLIV-NO. 178 PHw. Est. 18St. Consolidated
with Sun-Telegram 1807. RICHMOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1919 SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS USE OF RUSS SOLDIERS IS THREATENED BYJERMAN Peace With Bolsheviki Only Solution Declares Hun Dele gate Attitude Toward Treaty Still in Doubt. DELEGATES ARE DIVIDED - By Associated Press) PARIS, May 9. The German dele gates in their answer to the peace terms, the newspapers say, will pro pose specifically to assure the burdens of making reparation only for damages caused in Northern France and Bel gium. The papers say it Is not un likely the allies will refuse the propo sition. The German delegates, it is added, also intend to give battle over the question of the Saar valley, Dan zig, the former German colony and mil itary occupation. Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, in a Ion? wireless exchange with Berlin, the newspapers declare, express desire to confer with the German Austrian del egates on their arrival at St. Ger maine. BERLIN, May 9. "There Is only one Immediate solution peace with Russia and the use of Bolshevik troops for Germany," Herr Geisterts, one of the German delegates at Ver sailles, is quoted by the Neue Zeitung as declaring with reference to the peace terms just submitted. PARIS, May 9. The German dele gates to the peace congress are con siderably divided among themselves ; in their views ol the peace terms sub mitted by the allied and associated powers, it was intimated today by a high British authority, a Reuters statement says. The question whether Germany will Bign the treaty or not is the pressing one of the hour. It is impossible as yet to gain an indication of the atti tude of the German plenipotentiaries here, but information coming from German sources goes to show it is quite possible the Ebert-Scheidemann government is considering its fate if it should accomplish such a drastic treaty. It may choose to refuse to sign the treaty an go down, in a blaze of patriotic glory. . Ffoliab -Awards Are Shock.- According -to this information, the greatest ' Bhock to the Germans was given by the formula establishing the frontier of Poland, giving as it does a great part of West Prussia and a con siderable seacoast to Poland, in addi tion to large coal fields in upper Si lesia. When the German delegates left home they expected to hear more moderate proposals regarding the Pol ish frontier and Danzig. The delegates also question the pos sibility of Germany paying reparation to the extent laid down by the treaty, arid they doubt whether they should sign clauses which are said ostensibly to regard as impossible ot fulfillment. They object also to the surrender of their entire mercantile fleet, arguing freight for every ton of raw material ditional indemnity to England in I that this would force them to pay ad Imported, manufactured and export ed under the virtual British monopoly of ocean tonnage which they assure would soon follow the elimination of the German mercantile fleet. Premier Hirsch of Prussia, speaking in the Prussian national assembly to day characterized the peace terms as representing a purely "mailed first" peace, which "would mean slavery for the fatherland and fresh bloodshed for Europe." "The government appeals to you," he continued, "to close your ranks, preserve your calm and avoid indis cretion in case of dissensions. We are faced by the question of to be or not to be. The entire nation - must 6tand behind the government to con vert this projected peace of violence Into a peace of right. That i3 possible only if the nation which is expected to sign its own death warrant, firmly sup ports the government. This the most mournful day in our history, must find us strong." Peace Annihilation. Condemnation of the peace terms is expressed by all the newspapers here, those of the extreme Right referring to the conditions as "unfulflllable" and to the treaty as "an instrument of robbery." The Tages Zeitung says: "One thing is certain; there can be no question of this being a peace of justice. What a peace of justice after the entente pattern and in accordance with French desires looks like is shown hy the con ditions which leave nothing cf Ger many but a torn and tatterd territory." The Freiheit says that compared with the policy Germany pursued at Brest- Lltovsk. the entente peace "must be termed quite moderate," but it is argued .that the terms are in Bharp contradiction with President Wilson's fourteen points," and that if peace is to be built on this compro mise it assuredly can have no firm and lasting foundation. . "A peace annihilation" Is the cap tion used by Worwaerts, which says there is "a ruthless desire to lay Ger many permanently low by force. If we sign this peace it Is because we are bound by force, but in our hearts we resolutely reject it. Such a peace Is an attempt to exterminate a na tion, not by force of arms, but by a means more brutal, economic slav ery." The Frankfort Gazette says: "We are at the grave side of right. The only doubt Is whether it also means the grave side of the German nation. Never has been murder committed in more courteous form or with more ynical equanimity. The German re ICcfitinucJ On Page Thirteen. How Peace Treaty Changes Germany's Map mrA- C aseweLD , -r. L DRESDEN. "LII 1 : f ' jf ' llilliisS. ? T I V ) MUN-'CH 1 111 VIENNA ' The above map shows the boundar ies of Germany as they existed at the beginning of the world war. It is not possible at this time to draw an ac curate map of Germany as that coun try will appear when the peace treaty has been signed and its provisions, for plebiscites, etc., have been carried Into full effect. The numbers on the accompanying may, however, show where boundaries will be changed or II nincDV tii muoDi DIES UNEXPECTEDLY William M.: Rigsby. 68 years old, 16 North Fifth street, member of the city sinking fund 'commission and furni ture dealer, who had lived in Rich mond for thirty years, dropped dead on the sidewalk in front of the house at 316 North West Third street, about 8 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due either to heart dis ease or apoplexy, said Dr. W. W. Zim merman, who was called but found Rigsby dead when he arrived, the body having been placed inside the house. Rigsby had bought some furniture for his store, said relatives, and was on his way to take it to his store when he was overcome. He was a life-long Democrat, and was prominent in city affairs. Before going into the furniture business, which he had conducted for the last ! five years, he had run a livery stable on the same site for twenty-five years. The. decedent leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary E. Rigsby, a sister, Mrs. Mary Keelor, and a brother, Frank Rigsby, of Denver, Col. Friends may call any time. The time and place of the funeral will be announced later. DRAFTED MEN OUT OF SERVICE BY JULY 15 (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. May 9. Command ing generals of the northeastern, east ern, southeastern and central depart ment and of Camps Knox, Bragg, Ben ning, Humphreys, Eustis and Ft. Sill, were instructed today that it is the desire of the war department to have discharged by June 15 all men drafted or enlisted for the emergency who are eligible for discharge. NEW YORK, May 9. More than 4,100 former national guard officers and men cf Pennsylvania, comprising now the 28th division, arrived here to day on the steamship Mongolia from St. Nazaire, which brought altogether. 4,605 troops. The Pennsylvania units included the 53d field artillery brigade headquarters. 10 officers and 55 men, with their commander, Brigadier-General William G. Price. Conspiracy For Mutiny Discovered In England (By Associated Press) LONDON. May 9. A conspiracy to induce British sailors to mutiny and soldiers to demobilize themselves by j marching out of their barracks has been discovered, according to the Daily Mail. The premises of various persons have been searched and doc uments seized. Victory Loan Total Passes Three Billion (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 9. The total of the Victory liberty loan today went above three billion dollars, but treas ury officials said the exact figures for today's standing could not be tabulat ed before tonight. . President Wilson today issued through Secretary Glass an appeal to the American people to make the Vic tory liberty loan "a great popular thank offering." where Germany will be compelled to weaken her system of defense. (1) Helgoland to be dismantled at expense of Germany. (2) Three hundred and eighty-two square miles of Germany to be ceded to Belgium. (3) The basin of the Saar, 738 square miles between the western border of the Rhenish Palatine of Ba varia and the southeast corner of Lux Han Sub Commander Who Sank Hospital Ships Is Confined in Tower -; . ..( i ..'.-. (By Associated Pressi 1 4 " LONDON, May 9. The captain of a German submarine, arrived in London from Spain today and was placed In the Tower. The Star understands that he was the commander of a U-boat which sank several hospital ships. PALLADIUM SERVICE MEN WILL BE DINED The Richmond Palladium will be host at a banquet this evening in honor of the fourteen employes who were in the service, and the Palladium organi zation. The banquet, at which covers will be laid for 130 persons, will be served at the Westcott hotel at 6:30 o'clock this evening. Colonel Mortimer D. Bryant of New York City, and John W. Hayes of In dianapolis, secretary and treasurer of the International Typographical Un ion will be the principal speakers of the evening. Situation In Egypt Now Outwardly Quiet (By Associated Press) LONDON, May 9. The situation in Egypt is outwardly quiet. The total military casualties in the disorders of the past two months were: Five Brit ish officers killed and six wounded; other ranks, eighteen killed and filty wounded; Indian troops, six killed and twenty-five wounded. The casualties among the rioters are estimated at under one thousand, including the predatory Bedouins. BECK WILL DIRECT WAYNE W.S.S. DRIVE INDIANAPILIS, May 9 C. B. Beck, postmaster of Richmond, has notified Director Robert E., Springssteen, of the Indiana ;War Savings Committee, that he "will accept the appointment of W. S. S. chairman for Wayne county. Beck will have complete charge of the county sales organization for the 1919 campaign. The appointment of Beck is part of a general reorganization of the state iorces, following the selection of Rob ert E. Springsteen, of Indianapolis, as director to succeed J. D. Oliver of South Bend. .Mr. Johnson replaces Frank E. Herring as vice-director, and state headquarters will hence forth be in Indianapolis.' Cambridge City Veteran Chosen State G.A.R. Chief William F. Medsker, Civil war vet eran and prominent G. A. R. man of state commander of the G. A. R., at Cambridge City, was Thursday elected the department encampment at Elk hart. Medsker, in spite of his years, is a practicing lawyer, and has taken a prominent part In Republican county politics for many years. He has been one of the most active G. A. R. men in the county. He has many friends in Richmond, and was one of the closest friends of Charles O. Shively, formerly of Richmond. He formerly was a member of the state legislature an ol the city council at Cambrige City. emburg, to be internationalized for fif teen years and the coal mines turned over to France. At the end of fifteen years a plebiscite will determine 'whether the basin will revert to Ger many or go to France. (4) Alsace-Lorraine ceded to France. Allied-German commission to control the Rhine. (5) Germany loses soverignty over the northeasternmost part of East DR. SIMMONS DIES OF BRAIN TROUBLE Dr. Elkanah Simmons, 75 years old, 212 South-Eighth street, died Friday morning of brain trouble at the county jail, where he was being held until a place could be made for him at East haven. He had been a resident of Richmond for about twelve years. He was a doctor, jeweler and hroker, and j was a man of considerable learning. He was an amateur astronomer. Dr. Simmons came to Richmond from Brookville and conducted an of fice at Sixth and Main streets for a number of years. "One daughter. Miss Nellie A. Simmons, who teaches school at Aiken Hass in Olive Hill, Ky., sur- The body was taken to the funeral parlors of Jordan, McManus, Hunt and Walteiman. Funeral announcements will be made later. PAGE TO RESIGN AS AMBASSADOR TO ITALY (By Associated Press) PARIS. May 9. It was stated in high quarters here today that Thomas Nelson Page, American ambassador to Italy, would resign his post upon the conclusion of peace. Wayne County's Chance Of Getting Nurse Now Good Hopes of obtaining a visiting nurse are entertained by the Social Service bureau, although efforts for almost a year have been in vain, said Miss S. Ethel Clark, director, Friday. Nurses available were all in the ser vice, said Miss Clark, for the last year, but with their discharge and return to civilian life, she believes that Wayne county will have one before long. Weather Forecast For Indiana by the United States Weather Bureau Partly cloudy to night, probably rain' in extreme south portions. Saturday fair, with rising temperature. Light frost in north por-i tion tonight. Today's Temperature. Noon s.. 50 Yesterday. Maximum 52 Minimum 43 ; For Wayne County by W. E. Moore. j Cloudy and continued cool this aft-: ernoon and tonight with showers. Sat urday partly cloudy, not so cool in aft- ernoon. Warmer Sunday. i General Conditions The great cool' wave now covers the north and cen- tral portions of U. S. and also the": Atlantic coast, the coldest place being North Dakota, Minnesota and over Great Lakes, where temperatures are below freezing in many places. Over British . Columbia summer weather prevails, being 76 in the province of Alberta. The rain storm i3 central ' south of the Ohio river and general ! heavy showers have occurred from jthe lakes southward. Another storm' is developing over the Rocky moun-; j tains and will probably bring another i rain storm after a short period of fair 1 weather, the storm to arrive about the 1 beginning of next week. Prussia forty miles north of the river Memel. (6) The Oppeln region in Silesia ceded to Poland. (7) Posen region ceded to Poland. (8) East Prussia is to be detached from the remainder of Germany by the cession of most of West Prussia to Poland and its boundaries on the south and east to be fixed by plebis cites. (9) Danzig and the area immediate ly about it, covering an area of 729 square miles, is to bo constituted into the "free city of Danzig" under the guarantee of the league of nations. A strip of Polish territory will come as far north as Danzig, thus Insuring the Poles "a corridor to the sea." (10) Kiel canal to be international ized. - (111 A plebiscite will be held in northern Schleswig, a territory consti tuting an area of 2,787 square miles, to determine whether it shall be an nexed to Denmark or remain a part of Germany. Fountain City Man Writes $200 Check For $100 Bill; Saes To Get Balance Charles F. Carpenter ol Fountain City, has brought suit In the Wayne county circuit court to right the alleg ed result of his own absent-minded-ness. - Carpenter wanted to pay James R. Burkett. also of Fountain City, $100 for seed, and gave him a check. He absent-mindedly wrote the check for $200, he says in his complaint, and Burkett went ahead and cashed it. When Carpenter, according to his complaint, asked Burkett to return the money, there was nothing doing, Now he asks for the $100 and costs DENY ALLIES AID RUMANIAN DRIVE PARIS, Thursday, May 8. It is learned on high authority that there is no foundation for reports that the entente powers either instigated or are supporting the Rumanian advance against Hungary, which was under taken solely on the initiative of Ru mania to forestall projected combined operations by the Hungarians and Russians against that country. It is understood that the govern ment of Bela Kun, in Budapest, en tered into intimate relations with Nikolai Lenine, Bolshevik premier of Russia, and that the projected Russo Hungarian attack was delayed only by the necessity of organizing the Hungarian red army. Rumania de cided to take the offensive against Hungary the nearest an dleast formid able of her enemies, with the object of securing a good defensive line on that front and occupying lines of commu nication betwen Russia and Hungary across the Dniester River and in the eastern Carpathian, mountains. The Rumanian advance was facilitated by the disorganization of the Hungarian army, one whole division of five thous and men with thirteen guns, surren dering in a body to the Rumanians on April 29. SOLDIERS USED TO QUELL TOLEDO RIOT (By Associated Press) TOLEDO, May 9. Disorder which Etarted yesterday afternoon and last night in connection with labor troubles at three Toledo industrial plants in cluding that of the Willys-Overland company, broke out again today when special officers on duty at the plant of the Ford plate glass company in Wood county fired on fifty employes approaching the time keeper's office. To quell what appeared abqut to be a riot the officers, who included a spe cial force of returned . soldiers, fired low and no one was hurt. The men then dispersed. Later an alleged I. W. W. agitator was arrested when he took refuge in a house. The police department is devoting its entire attention to measures to prevent rioting, and further trouble is momentarily anticipated at the Over land plant and at the Auto-Lite and Ford glass , company plants at all of which places the men are reported to be in an ugly mood. Overland work ers have been ' strictly counseled against violence. Army Tents Homes For Evicted New Yorkers (By Associated Press) ' NEW YORK, May 9. The mayor's committee on rent profiteering pitched army tents on school Bites in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn today to provide shelter for 166 families who expect to be evicted. There were scores of ' evictions throughout New York City today and household furniture was piled on the sidewalk by city marshals in virtually every ward. Reports were received of several cases in which dispossess ing landlords were assaulted by anger ed tenants. SECOND LEG OF PLANE TRIP IS POSTPONED DAY Two Naval Planes Reach Halifax Crippled N. C. 4 Lands at Chatham. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 9. The de parture of the naval sea planes N. C. 1 and N. C. 3 from Halifax for Trepas- sey Bay, N. F-, on the second leg of their trans-Atlantic flight has been postponed until tomorrow the navy de partment was advised just before noon today in a radio message from the sup ply ship Baltimore at Halifax. Lieutenant Commander A. C. Read commanding the naval sea plane N. . 4 telephoned the navy department to day from Chatham, Mass., that two days would be required to repair the disabled motors which forced his plane to descend yesterday while on the first leg of the trans-Atlantic flight. He said when the engines were again in running order he would proceed to Newfoundland to join the N. C. 1 and N. C. 3. Descends Off Chatham. The N. C. 4, missing since late yes terday when she was forced to de scend because of engine trouble while attempting a flight from Rockway to Halifax, was sighted off Chatham Bar at 5:15 o'clock this morning. Observers at Coast Guard station No. 4 reported the disabled craft about one and a half miles off shore and that it then was attempting to cross the Chatham light bar. Seaplanes stationed here were im mediately sent out to give any needed assistance but the crew of the N. C. 4 signalled that all on board were safe and that although three of the four en gines had gone "dead" they had been able to make considerable program during the night in the smooth sea. MAT MONTAUK NEW YORK, May 9. The navy's dirigible C-5, which left the naval base at Cape May, N. J., yesterday after noon for Montauk, N. Y., arrived safe ly last night at Montauk. it was an nounced today at the offices of the third naval district here. A report last night that the airship descended at the naval air station at Rockaway point proved to be untrue. - The C-5 ascended at Cape May at 2 : 24 p. m. and landed at Montauk point just before 7:20 p. m. Navy officials here said today they were without advices as to the future movements of the airship. It has been reported that the C-5 would start for Halifax by way of Chatham, Mass. Austrian Assembly To Ask Union With Germany (By Associated Press) BASEL, May 9. The majority fac tion in the Austrian national assembly according to a report from Vienna, has decided to announce the idea of the union of German-Austria and Germany in the interest of Austria and world peace. The Austrian peace delegation will leave (he Austrian capital for Paris, May 11. SERVICE MEN WANTED FOR RICHMOND JOBS The Y. M. C. A. now has more jobs to offer returned service men than they have service men to fill them, ac cording to an announcement made Friday. Factory managers and business men are co-operating with the Y. M. C. A. by making calls at the Y. M. C. A. whenever they need men so that re turned service men can have the ad vantage of gaining the first openings made at any factory. Soldiers or sail ors applying for jobs at the Y. M. C. A. are listed according to their qualifica tions and insofar as possible, Y. M. C. A. officials place them in positions which they are best qualified to fill. Several factories have made calls for mechanics, carpenters and other trades which cannot be filled. This list is always changing from day to day as the positions are filled and new ones occur. The Richmond Y. M. C. A. is planning to appoint a full time em ployment secretary for ex-service men ' in the near future. CONSIDER DRY PROGRAM (By Associated Press) CLEVELAND, O., May 9. Officials and members of the national executive committee of the anti-saloon league of Americans met here today to consider, among other things, the program for the world-wide conference of prohibi tion, which will be held at Washing ton, June 4, 5 and 6. TO DEPORT ANARCHISTS (By Associated Press) BUENOS AIRES, May 9. Within the next few days three hundred an archistic agitators will be deported, the most of them being Russians and Italians. Among them are seventeen women. The chief of police expects soon to have four hundred more ready for deportation to their - respective home lands. " AUSTRIA NAVY IS WIPED OUT BY ALLIES IN PEACE TERMS All Ships to be Surrendered to Entente Annexation of German-Austria to Ger many is Considered. GET TERMS NEXT WEEK (By Associated Press) PARIS. May g.--The naval terms of the treaty to be presented Austria, as they have been completed, entirely wipe out the Austrian navy. All the ships of that navy, large and small, are to be surrendered. Their dispo sition among the allies is to be ad justed later. j The drafting committee this after noon began work on the treaty as a whole. The Austrian peace delegation num bering from 40 to 50 persons Is ex pected to arrive at St. Germain on May 12. Information received from French sources is that the delegation has not as yet left Vienna owing to difficulties encountered in selecting its members because of differences of opinion regarding the proposed in corporation of German-Austria In Ger many. Discuss Boundaries. Dispatches received here today in dicate that while Franz Klein, presi- dent of the delegation favors annex ation, Prof. Lamasch, another influ ential member, opposes it and that sentiment against the proposal is growing. The rest of the delegation -is said to be divided on the question. Both the council of four and the council of foreign ministers resumed their sessions this morning. The former is giving special attention to the Impending negotiations between the allies and Austria and the latter is discussing reports on the bounda ries of former Austro-Hungarian ter ritories. The Chinese delegation to the peace conference in Paris has received ca bled instructions from Peking not to sign the peace treaty because of the settlement made In the Kiao-Chau and Shantung controversy, by which Japan was given German rights in the Shan tung peninsula. The Chinese .peace conference it Shanghai, , where tho northern and southern governments are endeavoring to settle their differences, has sent instructions to the Paris delegates. Disorders in China Thi3 news confirms recent dispatch es from Peking that the Chinese gov ernment would not agree to the deci sion of the council of four. Serious disorders have been reported f rom the Chinese capital since last Sunday end a report from American Minister Paul S. Reinsch to Secretary of Staie Lansing in Paris yesterday, stated that Peking was cut off from tele graphic communication with the out side world, with the exception of one line running northward into Siberia. The council of four is working today on the program to be followed in th-j negotiations with German-Austria hav ing taken up at a meeting held last night the Italian claims to territories on the eastern shore of the Adriatic. The council of foreign ministers . is devoting its time to a study of reports relative to the boundaries of states formed out of the erstwhile Austro Hungarian empire. American Ambas sador Page Is on his way to Paris from Rome to make a personal report to President Wilson. Comment in the German press on the treaty handed the German dele gates at Versailles on Wednesday seems to Indicate that Germany may sign the treaty, but only under the strongest protest and that the diplo matic efforts of the enemy may be concentrated upon President Wilson meanwhile for modification of the terms. Stress is laid by many of the journals on the argument that the terms of peace in many features are in sharp contrast with his fourteen points. French Socialists Opposed. French Socialist organs express themselves as opposed to the treaty ; because of its drastic measures, and a manifesto issued by the national exec utive committee of the British Labor party says the treaty by Its terms will "cause jealousy and unrest leading to further international disputes." Belgium's delegation to the peace conference has made a protest against the reported decision of - the council j of four in making Great Britain a man I datory for German East Africa. Bel i gium, it is said has interests in Africa . which must be considered in dividing j up sections of that continent for ad ; ministration under the league of na- tions. Admiral Kolchak's forces in eastern Russia are moving steadily forward in pursuit of the retreating Bolsheviki, having captured a number of import ant points. MEMORIAL SERVICE POSTPONED HERE The memorial services which were to have been held Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum for the boys from Wayne county who have seen service will not be held until a late date when the tpeaker that the committee desires can come here. Mrs. A. W. Roach, of ficial War Mother of Wayne county, said Friday that she wanted the right speaker for the occasion and that one could not be obtained for Sunday. It is probable that J. E. Foley, for mer head of the Indiana Council of Defense, or, Lieutenant-Colonel Wil liam G. Everson, known' as the "fight ing parson," will be the speaker, v '