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K ISLAND' ARGUS: 1 11 -a AND DAILY UNION. "TY-NINTH YEAR. NO: 188. ASSOCZAfXD FUM LEASED Win. THURSDAY MAY 27, 1920 -SIXTEEN PAGES. rams pmns leased wise. PRICE FIVE GENTS. am tfmm g we ill : V SUCH PEACE II DISHONOR EllEVES onldStain Gallantry and Honor, Is Word Sent to Congress. Washington, May 27. The Republican peace resolution was vetoed to day by President Wilson.' Such a method of mak ing peace with Germany, the president said, "would dace an ineffable stain upon the gallantry and honor . of the United States." ' Without , announcing his 'intention regarding the treaty of Versailles, the president declared that the treaty embodied the important things 'omitted by the resolution, and said that by rejecting the treaty, the United States had declared in ef fect that it wished "to draw apart and pursue objects and interests of our own." The president added that the petce resolution omitted mention of many Important objects for the vindication of which the United EUtet entered the war. Held "Inconceivable,1' 1 "Such a peace with Germany," ttt message continued, "a peace in which none of the essential inter- which we had at heart when tered the war is safeguarded ts, or ought to be, inconceivable, li inconsistent with the dignity of the United States with the rights ud liberties of her citizens and with the very fundamental condi tions of civilization." Text of Message. The president's message follows: To the House of Representatives: "I return, herewith, without my signature, House Joint Resolution 127, intended to repeal the Joint . resolution of April 6, 1917, declar ' lng a state of war to exist between the United States and Germany, and the Joint resolution of Dec. 7. 1917, declaring a state of war to exist between the United States and the Austro-Hungarian government, and to declare a state of peace. I have hot felt at liberty to sign this Joint resolution because I can not bring myself to become party to an ac tion which would place an inefface able stain on the gallantry and honor of the United States. The resolution seeks to establish peace lth the German empire without acting from the German empire My action by way of setting right tte infinite wrongs which it did to e peoples whom it attacked and whom we profess it our purpose to Jlat when we entered the war. Have we sacrificed the lives of more JHn 100,000 Americans and ruined we lives of thousands of others Mi brought upon thousands of American families an unhappiness that can never end, for purposes which we do not now care to state r take further steps to attain? The' Mtainments of these purposes is Prided for in the treaty of Ver , wiiles by terms deemed adequate the- leading statesmen and ex rf1 of U the great peoples who associated in the war against wnnany. Do we now not care to 10 the effort to secure thenir Loath to Enter War. . Ve entered the war most re S0': Our people were pro ndly disinclined to take part in turopean war, and at last did so, wi because they became convinc- " could not in trutn De re " , only a European war, but mu """sanied as a war in which k lon ,tseW w" involved and m rights of every kind as Mm!? belIi8erent government eover, when we entered the war tforth very definitely the (Continued on Page Twelve.) AGTWITII REDS ha!i Ma? 2? Tbe Armenians accepted an invitation from . bolshevik! to send htl ?, t0 Mo8COW- according to wrmation received by the French """En office. d'patcB. to fore,?n Georgians nave reacn Teement with Moscow by wn the Tlflia government under bid! W Georgian territory iT.: "" D attacks ED ue boiioevikj. GLADira GIVEN U.C.T. DELEGATES Bock Island in Gala Dress Welcomes Convention Visitors. Rock Island today opened wide her arms to the arriving delegates and their wives to the 24th annual convention of the United Commer cial Travelers of Illinois, which will be held here today, Friday and Saturday in a Joint conclave with the Iowa commercial travelers who are holding their grand council in Davenport, during the same period. Early this morning the delegates, many of them accompanied by their wives, began arriving, from all parts of Illinois in Rock Island on trains and in automobiles. By 9 o'clock the lobby of the Harper bouse, which is being made the headquarters of the visitors, was thronged and everywhere in the immediate vicinity were crowds of them wearing the emblem of the organization. , While the travelers began arriv ing early, they found the city ready for their reception on their arrival, for the loop section of the business district and particularly the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Second avenue were decorated with flags and bunting bearing the emblem of the U. C. T. and displaying a welcome to the visitors. From early morning and throughout the day reception com mittees were on hand at the var ious railway stations to meet every train bringing in delegates to the grand council and to escort them to the Harper house where they were registered and presented with ribbons and badges. Among the arriving delegates were grand officers of Illinois and several of the supreme officers, na tional heads of the organization. The entire morning was taken up with committee work and the reception and registration of dele gates to the convention. At noon thajSpfcrataries and . treasurers of the various councils from all over the state enjoyed a luncheon at Long View park, covers being laid for 35. Hold Public Opening; At 1:30 o'clock the public open ing of the Illinois grand council (Continued on Page Twelve.) PRESBYTERIAN FAVOR NEW ERA Philadelphia. May 27. The new era movement will be continued un til the next general assembly. This was unanimously voted today by the 132nd general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the U. H. A. in session here. In taking this ac tion, the assembly voted to cut the annual new era budget rrom ou, 000 to $400,000. HARD COAL MEN DROP PAY OFFER Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 27. The proposed wage agreement submit ted bv Secretary of Labor Wilson, containing the maximum offer of the anthracite coal operators, was unanimously rejected here today by the tri-district convention of hard coal miners. Acceptance of this contract had been recommended by the interna tional officers of the Unitnd Ulna Workers. CAPITAL MENACED BY REPETITION OF 1919 RACE RIOTS 1W TTnitotfl Tr Waatiinirtnn Mav 27. Police here he neTt todav for siens of an outbreak of race rioting such as caused bloodshed in ine streets of Washington last summer. Ai.T.niiriii Va . np&r here, was patrolled by troops during the night for fear of fighting Detween wuiies and negroes. Th. rnmnr unnpured to have originated in information received by the Washington ponce mat ne groes plotted revenge for the at tempts to lynch William H. Turner, colored, who murdered Thomas M. Moore on the highway between Washington and Alexandria, early last Sunday. CHICAGO COUNCIL HITS P. P. WAGES Chicago, May 27. Salaries paid postofflce employes were deplored as Inadequate in a resolution adop ted by the city council and for warded today to the Chicago rep resentatives and Illinois senators. Chicago business bouses suffer great financial losses because in experienced help is employed to fill wmnii . nauund bv resignations of hundreds of trained employes. to resolution, declared. 1 8 Injured In IIANNA AGREED TO GIVE WOOD HALF MILLION Cleveland Capitalist Offered to Raise Fond, Former Wood Chief Admits. Washington, May 27. Dan ' II anna of Cleveland agreed to raise $500,000 to finance the campaign of Major General Leonard Wood, the 8 en ate cam paign Investigating committee was told today by John T. King of Connecticut, who tint waft the manager of General Wood's national organisation. Sir. King said tills agreement wag made at a meeting at Sew York , between himself, Mr. Banna and William Loch, for- ' mer private secretary of Colo nel Theodore Roosevelt. The witness said Mr. Hanna "was to go ont and gather it in for 18 months' work." lie added that it was not discussed witn General Wood. The witness denied that the financing of General Wood's campaign was taken np at the much discussed dinne at the Sew Tort home of Henry C. Prick. He also denied that be had discussed the subject with George W. Perkins. Harding Fnnd $113409. Washington, May 27. A total of $113409 has been raised for the campaign of Senator Hard ing, Republican, of Ohio, and $107,704 spent, the committee was told by Harry M. Daugh erty, representing the senator. Butler Fnnd $40,550. Washington, May 27. Dr. Nich olas Murray Butler's candidacy for the Republican presidential nom ination has been financed to the extent of $40,550, Jndge John R. Davies of New York city testified today, before the senate, commit tee. - : -i-- The entire fund was spent on general publicity, the witness tes tified. Judge Davies was questioned as to the possibility of laws limiting expenditures before national com mittees. "I don't see how they can do it," he said. se Proctor's "Stuff." "Suppose one man gave you $500,000. Would you call that 'idealistic T " asked Senator Pom erene. Democrat, Ohio. The expression was used yester day by Colonel William Cooper Proctor, General Wood's manager. "Dr. Butler would not accept such a contribution, it was under stood at the start," Judge Davies replied. Light on McAdoo. The committee then inquired into the campaign for William G. Mc Adoo, Democrat, calling Dr. Burris Jenkins, publisher of the Kansas City Post. "Newspaper reports say you have been selected to nominate Mr. Mc Adoo in the convention," said Chairman Kenyon. "Who has asked you to do that?" "Jouett Shouse, assistant secre tary of the treasury," Dr. Jenkins said. "I conferred with him and several others last night." McAdoo Conferees. Among those attending the con ference, the witness said, were Daniel C. Roper, former collector of internal revenue; Commissioner Robert Woolley of the interstate commerce commission, and Frank Wilson, former director of liberty loan publicity. Dr. Jenkins produced a letter from Mr. Shouse which said, in asking him to come to Washing ton, "that we have not even the money to pay your expenses." 3io Office Holders. Chairman Kenyon asked how many office holders were on the Missouri Democratic delegation. "I doubt if there are any," Mr. Jenkins replied. "Know of any funds being raised for the McAdoo candidacy?" Chair man Kenyon pursued. "No, sir; on the contrary, those gentlemen last night said they had no funds." He was excused. THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Friday. Cooler tonight. Highest yesterday, 84; lowest last night, 64. Wind velocity 4 7 a. hl, 8 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m. Tpjn. 7 am yeiter. yester. today Dry bulb ......80 81 65 Wet bulb 67 68 58 Relative hum. . .52 62 65 River Forecast River stage, 7.5; a tall of 4 in last 24 hours. River forecast Only slight changes in the Mississippi will oc cur from below Dubuque to Musca tine. i, il SHERIER, Meteorologist. REP'S OPEN DRIVE FOR 493 VOTES Candidates Fight for Un instructed Delegates Wood Now Leads. Chicago, May 27. Candidates for the Republican nomination for the presidency today opened their final drive for the 493 votes that spell victory in the convention which opens here one week from next Tuesday. The last of the 984 delegates who will sit in the convention were se lected yesterday when Vermont Re publicans met and chose eight delegates. Major General Leonard Wood, present returns show, will enter the convention with more instruct ed votes than any other candidate, but his total of 153 is less than one-third of the number necessary to win the nomination. Despair First Ballot. The division of strength among the large field of "favorite sons" practically precludes any possibil ity of a nomination on the first bal lot Even the most optimistic cam paign managers here are not claim ing victory before the third ballot, and the more conservative party leaders predict the break will not come before the fifth or sixth at the earliest. One big factor which may upset campaign managers' predictions is yet to be dealt with. One hundred and forty-five contests have been or will be filed, more than one-seventh of all the seats in the convention being at-stake. '"The national 'com mittee meets here Monday to decide these contests. Center on Wood, Lowden. i The principal contests are be tween supporters of Major General Wood and Governor Frank O. Low den. Senator Johnson and other candidates are not directly inter ested in these contests, but may raise questions regarding primary contests in South Dakota, New Jer sey, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and other states. In addition to the 145 contests, 64 surplus delegates, with fraction al votes, have been chosen from 10 states and the Republican national committee's rules provide that their right to seats shall also be con tested as the convention call stated that no oversize delegates would be seated. This Week's Ylctors. Senator Hiram W. Johnson and Senator Howard Sutherland of West Virginia were the principal (Continued on Page Eleven.) COLISEUM FIRE IN PEORIA PUT AT TOTAL LOSS Peoria. 111., May 27. Fire be lieved o have been caused by de fective electric wires, early today, destroyed the Peoria coliseum, scene of many notable state and national gatherings. The entire building was filled with flames when the fire department arrived and the firemen were unable to save any portion of it; directing much of their attention to neigh boring structures. Several firemen barely escaped serious injury whtn the rear wall was blown out by an explosion of gases accumulated in the building. Fire Marshal Schoech and one or two of his men were slightly in jured by flying bricks. I The building was erected In 1900 at a cost of about $70,000 and could not be duplicated today for three times that amount. The city car ried $27,000 insurance on the build ing, fixtures and furniture. A meeting of the executive committee of the Association of Commerce was called for this noon to take np the matter of erecting a new build ing. M'ADOO VOTERS OPEN CAMPAIGN (Br United Freas.) Washington, May 27. A presi dential campaign for William G. McAdoo was formally launched at a meeting of McAdoo's friends here last night. Rev. Dr. Burris Jen kins. Kansas City. Mo., told the sen ate campaign expenditures investi gating committee today. Arsenal Street Car HERRERO GIVES SELF UP AFTER FUTILE FLIGHT Surrender to Cardenas Is Reported to Obregon Alleged Carranxa Betrayer Being Returned. (Br Coital Pien.) Mexico City, May 27. Rudolfo Herrero has surrendered to Gen eral Lazaro Cardenas and today was being brought to Mexico City to answer charges of murdering former President Venustiano Car ranza, according to telegraphic ad vices received by General Alvaro Obregon from General Cardenas. Herrero gave himself up at Coyutla, Vera Cruz. In a joint message to the senate, Generals Obregon and Gonzales to day requested that body to desig nate a chief magistrate of the lower courts to sit at the investigation of. Carranza's assassination. True Details Desired. The public, they said, demands the true circumstances surrounding the death of the former president A bulletin issued from the head quarters of General Obregon quotes advices from Vera Cruz to the effect that the commander of the American flotilla, which has been anchored there for the protec tion of American interests if the need arose, has asked Washington to have the ships returned to their bases. Plan Vnia Attack. Developments of the last week indicate that one of the first mili tary moves of the new revolution ist government will be against Villa, Ascona, the new foreign min ister, has written American d'ASaires Summerlin, informing him that he has directed "appro priate" measures be taken against Villa. , . WEST VIRGINIA GOLD TO WOOD (Br United Press.) Huntington. W. Va., May 27. Re turns from 1,611 precincts out of 1,860 in the state give Senator How ard Sutherland a lead over General Wood in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary of 5,024. The totals were: Sutherland. 29,116; Wood, 24.092. FAR EAST WOMEN AT SWISS MEET Basel, Switzerland, May 27. Among the women of the orient who will be delegates to the con gress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, here soon, will be representatives of women's or ganizations in India, Egypt, Japan and Palestine. Miss Tcheng Yu Siou of Canton, China, will be the Chinese dele gate. LATE BULLETINS Kewark, X. J May 27-Ten leaders of the railroad strike in New Jersey were Indicted by the federal grand Jury here to day under the Lever act, They were charged with conspiring to obstruct interstate com merce. St Louis, Mo, May 27-What is believed to be a record in personal injury suits was es tablished in circuit court here late yesterday when a jury awarded James Yarley $7000 against the Columbia Taxicab company. Sew York, May 27. To pay his respects to the Knights of Columbus and through them to the American people, the pope has set aside a day in Septem ber to receive a delegation of knights, says a cable today from Edward L. Ream, K. of C European commissioner, to William i. MoGInley, supreme secretary. Springfield, I1L, May 27, Members of the constitutional convention today gave their ap proval to the military article of the new Illinois basic law by a vote of 64 to 1. The military article was the first to be taken np by the convention on second reading and it now stands on the order of third reading for inal passage. Washington, May 27 Auth ority for the treasury to make final settlement under which back taxes estimated at 11,000. OO0J00 will be paid the gov erament is provided in a Mil passed today by the hoase and sent to the senate. The meas are aaeads the If IS Ux law. LEADERS OF G. 0. P. ARE CONCERNED Don't Like Expense Probe but Are Unable to Stop It. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, May 27. Sen ator Hiram Johnson may or may not be the Republican nominee at Chicago, but he can rejoice in the fact right now that he is having the time of his life with the so called old guard of the Republican party. Wriggling uncomfortably, protesting indignantly, yet con trolling their impulses sufficiently to smother their feelings, the majority of the Republican senators are dis tressed over the way the committee headed by Senator Kenyon, pal of Senator Johnson, is investigating the campaign expenditures of the various presidential nominees. The Republican senators who have been through many a cam paign and many an exposure of campaign expenditures shook their heads doubtfully when the plan was first proposed and finally decided to smother it altogether. But Sen ator Johnson came back to Wash ington and things happened. Al though members of the investigat ing committee deny that they have any other purpose except to let white light of publicity shed its pointed rays on the "slush funds," real or imaginary, of the different Democratic as well as Republican camuutttca. n nquiiea . uu tion to see th-t the whole thing is part of the skillful maneuver of Hiram Johnson to fight his Repub lican opponents by continuous smoke-screens about their cam paign expenditures and the sup posed effort of plutocracy to cap ture political control of our govern ment. Doubt Political Wisdom. Already the investigation has pro duced bitter feeling inside the Re publican party. Supposing Leonard Wood is the nominee at Chicago? Is it politically good sense to hand the Democrats all the data and de tails of the Wood financial cam paign? Usually if there is an in vestigation of money spent, it is one political party investigating the other. What the Republican lead- ers resent is that certain Republi cans are really investigating tne Republican party. They want it stopped. But the potential power of Hiram Johnson to come out and denounce the "old guard" as back ing Leonard Wood impels the lead ers to let well enough alone. So they are content to let the investi gation run its course, with this ex ception: If the investigation throws too much mud on the various Re publican candidates and nobody makes a move to inquire into the financing of Hiram Johnson's cam paign and the direct and indirect support he is getting, some effort will be made to bring that phase of the question into the limelight. Indeed, the word is going the (Continued on Page Seven.) SEN ATE BLOCKS ARMENIAN PLAN Washington. May 27. Presi dent Wilson's proposal for an American mandate over Armenia was disapproved today by the sen ate foreign relations committee. Only four democrats opposed ad verse action on the president's re quest. By a vote of 11 to 4. the com mittee reported a resolution de claring that congress respectfully declined to grant to the executive the power to accept a mandate over Armenia. NAVY BUDGET $436,000,000 Washington, May 27 Next year's naval budget was fixed at about $436,000,000, under a complete agreement on the naval appropria tion bill reached today by senate ana house conferees. The original bouse bill carried $425,000,000 and the senate about $467,000,000. The conferees agreed on $20,000, two lor navy aviation, a compro mise between the $15,800,000 voted by the house and $25,000,000 by the senate. SIMS' REBUTTAL MAKES DANIELS HIS OWN CRITIC Admiral Says Jiavy Witnesses Re veal Greater Distress Than He Imagined Could Exist. Washington, May 27. Rear Ad miral Sims, appearing before the senate naval investigating commit tee today in rebuttal testimony, de clared that "the navy department's witnesses" bad revealed a condition in the navy "even more distressing than I could have imagined and constitutes a much more severe criticism of the deplorable condi tions referred to than I myself have submitted. Points" Survhe. "A very careful review of the evidence," said the admiral, "shows that in no single instance were the 13 points raised by me in criticism, disproved. Most of them were freely admitted. The testimony of the department's witnesses seemed to be designed, not to disprove, but to explain them away or to ob scure them." Admiral Sims read from a long prepared statement quoting from the testimony of Admiral Benson and Hear Admirals Badger, Mc Kean, Fhtcher, and Niblaek and Captain Pratt They, he said, at tributed the conditions to the faulty organization of the navy depart ment and favored reorganization. Another Puke at Chief. Secretary Daniels' testimony, Admiral Sims declared, had been remarkable "alike for its mistakes and misinterpretations and for its unrestrained assault upon my services during the war." "I wish to state very clearly and once and for all, that in all the comments I shall have to make," Admiral Sims said, "I do not desire ; Jn tne slightest degree to imply that they were intentional." CANADIAN CLAIM FOR WAR LOSSES $1,871,000,000 (Br TJotted Press ) Ottawa, Ont., May 27. Canada's claim against Germany for repara tion for losses sustained by the country and by individual citizens during the war has been forwarded to England for presentation at a conference of representatives of all parts oi tne criusn empire, suun m be held in London, and subse quently at an interallied confer ence at Spa. The bill rendered by the domin ion is for a total' of $1,871,000,000. It includes the following items: Cost of war and demobilization, $1,715,000,00; separate allowances, $85,000,000; Halifax losses, $30, 000,000; Army of Occupation, $8,000,00; illegal warfare, $31,000, 000. The separation allowances al luded to are those paid families and dependents of persons who served in the military and naval forces during the war. By Halifax losses, is meant the damages occa sioned in that city by the explosion of munitions ship Mont Blanc in 1917. The sum claimed under the head of army of occupation is the cost of maintaining Canadian troops on the Rhine frontier for a period after the signing of the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. The last item is a claim for com pensation for damages sustained by Canadians as a result of the resort by Germany to illegal methods of warfare. Included in this item, for in stance, would likely be a sum to cover losses of Canadian merchant and fishing vessels sunk by Ger man L -boats during the period of unrestricted submarine warfare. OFFENSE TO DIE UNDER 100, CLAIM OF CHICAGO MAN Chicago, May 27. It should be considered a serious offense for any one to die under the age of 100, ac cording to Dr. W. S. Sadler, in an address before the Illinois Women's clubs' silver jubilee convention which closes today. "The time will come when there will be a coroner's inquest for any one who dies under the age of 60," Dr. Sadler declared. Public registering of human "stock", eugenic marriages, and "race loyalty" to improve the na tional health were urged by the speaker. SUGAR STAMPEDE. . Anderson, Ind., May 27. Several thousand persons impeded tramc for blocks here today to purchase sugar advertised at 174 cents a Suear has been brinzins i around 30 cents a pound. ' Crash NO DEATHS AS BRAKES GO WRONG Seven Victims Confined to Hospital With Severe Injuries. ' BADLY INJFRED. ! Mrs. Ada Welliver, 2307 Fourth avenue, Kork Island; , wrenched neck; In Merry hog- ' pi tnl. i Mrs. rharaflda Pipes, 2123 Fifth avenue. Rock Island; wrenched neck; in Mercy hes pitaL Henry WaddeU, 1835 West Sixth street, Davenport; bad ly bruised right leg; in Merry hospital. W. U. Woods, 1219 Brady street, Davenport; severe con fusion of ritrht hip and thigh; in Mercy hospital. Henry Kasoh, 1019 Brady street, Davenport; contusion of riirht thigh; in Merry hospital. ' Miss K. K. McMann. 1719 West Fifth street, Davenport; sprained ankle; in Merry hos pital. (J. T. Talley, 2921 Brady street, Davenport; wrenched neck; in Mercy hospital. . The failure of the brakes to work! on car No. 239 is given as the causei for the rear-end street car collision! on the Rock Island arsenal at 7:30' o'clock this morning, which result ed in the serfcus injury of seven arsenal employes and lease:- injur ies to 11 others. The most serious: injury was said to have been sus-' tained by Henry "WaddeU, being se-' vere muscle bruises and a possible fracture of the right leg. The two cars were arsenal spc-i rials and the collision came about half way up the Island when car! No. 213 stopped to discharge pas-f sengers and car No. 239 crashed into it from the rear. Both carai wMrfl harilv riam&eed. but neither i was telescoped nor was the con-1 ductor on the forward car or the! motorman on the car in the rear caught in the jam. Both cars were crowded ana in juries sustained by the passengers resulted in their being thrown vio lently against the sides of the car and against each other. Witnesses said there was a veritable tangle of humanity in both cars at the moment of the impact. Arsenal police and guards and uninjured passengers soon had the injured out and they were hurried to Mercy hospital in Davenport in arsenal ambulance trucks. A staff of surgeons was gathered, but it was soon learned that only a few of the passengers had sustain ed injuries that were deemed ser ious, and work of treating the acci der; victims was left in charge cf Dr. P. A. Bendixen. .Two Rork island Women Hurt, i All the injured are residents of' Davenport with the exception ot Mrs. Ada Welliver and Mrs. Phar-i ailda Pipes, who reside in Rock: Island. In that both cars figuring; iu the smashup were Davenport i trippers, it is believed that thei two Rock Island women had board-1 ed them at the entrance to the ar-i senal after leaving the Rock Island bridge line car. Seven of the accident victims f were ordered to remain at Mercy j hospital, five were taken to their! homes after examination and six! were allowed to return to the ar-. senal for work, Motorman Tells Version. T. A Mulroney, 121 South Thorn wood avenue, Davenport, motor- (Continued on Page Twelve.)" PEACE ARMY TO HAVE 297,000 Washington, May 27. Com plete agreement on the army reorganization bill was reached today by house and senate con ferees. Under the measure as agreed upon, the permanent peace time army will consist of 280.000 enlist- ed men and 17,800 officers, 'a total of 297,800, including Philippine scouts. Senate amendments, which wooia . have resulted in the selective serv ice act automatically going into ef Hpriaration of war and ICVb ufKua " - to which the American Federation of Labor objected, were eliminated. NEW OUTBREAK IS FEAR IN GERMANY Berlin, May 27. Rumors current here todav were that Colonel Bauer land Commander Ehrhsrdt of the marine brigade were attempting to j organize a movement agaiaat tie ( German government.