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The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER i Probably shower Saturday anal Sundayt slightly warmer Satur day In aait portion Sunday. , RIEF RIGHT REEZY Hourly tvmperaturai , B .4t .8 .11 BITS OF NEWS ..St . M ..ft a. m. ....... m. m M 1 a, m. ....... .M R a. m SS aw m ft 1ft . m 44 II a. m 44 14 an 41 t p. m. p. m. S p. m. 4 p. an. ( p. an. p. 1 d. an. PALMER POSSESSED . BY PECULIAR DELUSION. Philadelphia, April 25. "If Pres ident Wilson so wished, he would be nominated and would be ft-elect-ed. I do not think there is any doubt of that." This is 4 the optimistic prediction of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in a statement issued today regarding; the reports that Mr. Wil son might seek a third term. Incidentally Mr. Palmer, who last night spoke in this city, disclaimed any personal presidential ambitions and emphatically said the Depart ment of Justice would enforce pro hibition following July 1.' ARTIST LIKES PEACE; WANTS DlEAF MUTE WIFE. ( New York, April 25. Any deaf mute young woman, between 18 and 25, "who would Kke to marry, will receive consideration in the bestowal . of the affections of John Tubrick. who lives in the Men's hotel. Buf falo. Tubrick, who is - 30 and an artist, is lonely and wants a wife but not one who can talk to liiin otherwise than with her fingers, and. of course, the eyes of love. Mayor Hvlan received a letter from Tubrick explaining, his loneli ness and asking, him to find for him ' a "nice young deaf mute lady" who wishes to marry. Tubrick even of fers 'to give up his career as an artist if necessary. ASKS REDUCED RATES FOR FARM LABORERS. Washington, April 25. Senator Curtis of Kansas presented to the railroad administration today a re quest of the 'Kansas state agricul tural committee that reduced rates be given" farm laborers from Chi cago for the purpose of -inducing them to go to Kansas to assist in the wheat harvest this summer. NINTH OF VICTORY LOAN NOW SUBSCRIBED. Washington, April 25. Reports from all federal reserve districts to night showed official subscriptions of. $551,939,700 to the Victory Lit erty loan. This is approximately one-ninth ot the min'tnum amount sought. The total for the -fifth day of the campaign showed 12.2 per cent of the loan in hand, compared, with 10.4 per cent 'of the fourth liberty loan subscribed on the corresponding day in that.campaign. About 150 miles below the Mex ican border, on the coast of sout'.n-rn California, the navy's Victory shio. the U. S. S. Crane, was reported headed for Panama and the homo port of New York. Froni the Vic tory ship today came the following wireless appeal to the entire coun try: , . ' "It is up to the nation to speed ,vthe Victory ship forward. Uvery " officer and man here is at his yo&t of duty, ready to bring her tnto 'Victory harbor ahead of time, if the nation will make the necessary subscriptions to the Victory loan. "We await the orders of the coun try. Our engines move in accord f ance with the efforts of the folks . at home. We are waiting for tlie s wireless sparks which will order us to go full speed ahead." PLANTS FLOWERS AROUND TRANS-ATLANTIC PLANE. ' St. Johns, N. F., April 25. Just how soon the trans-Atlantic air flight may be expected to start was , evidenced by Pilot Raynham when "he bought a dozen packages of flow er seeds to plant around the Mar tinsyde hangar. The assortment in eluded morning glories and . sweet , eas which, in this climate, bloom in mid-summer. Raynham grinned as he paid for the seeds, saying he hoped he would not have to pluck the flowers, but feared the worst. He spent the morning writing let ters home to catch the steamer due in England 10 days later. , With Hawker and the Sopwith . party the Martinsyde men attended the show, "Eliza Comes to Stay," featuring Miss Mitchell, which all conceded to be humorously signifi cant. Unfavorable weather and contin ued rain and fog are taken as indi cations that Raynham's letter will be delivered and his blossoms bloom before either plane gets away. Maj. Charles W. Morgan, navigator of the Martinsyde, takes a more seri ous view of the situation and hopes the take off will occur before the week end. He said: ' "Two factors will decide human endurance and the weather." TROOPS GUARD U. S. EMBASSY IN ROME. Washington, April 25. Ambas sador Page reported to the State department today that the Ameri can embassy in Rome was guarded. by Italian soldiers. He gave no detail! of the situation, VINCENT ASTOR BRINGS U-BOAT ACROSS THE SEA New York, April 25. Fulfilling a pledge made on entering the sefvice not to return from overseas unless he brought with htm a German sub marine, Lieut Vincent Astor came home today at the wheel of the U-117, the second surrendered un derseas craft to reach this country fof exhibition in connection with the Victory loan drive. The craft was commanded by Lieut Com. A. C. Dibrell, but it was Lieutenant Astor who brough the U-boat smartly alongside her pier at the New York na.y yard. NEARLY MILLION DIE AS RESULT OF BLOCKADE. Berlin, April 25. (By Associated Press.) The imperial health minis try has issued a memorandum on the results of the blockade. It -ays that from 1915 to 1918 as a result of un-der-nourishment, 763,000 persons died from influenza, owing to the loss of their power of resistance. The fall in the number of births during the war exceeded four mil lion for the empire and more than 2,500,000 for Prussia. The memo randum calculates at 56,300.000,000 marks the damage inflicted by the hanger blockade, in which it includes inch curious items as unborn people and the loss of wages due to reduced VOL. 48 NO. 268. m PRESIDENT ONFIUME Agreement May Be Reached Through Change in Italian Attitude After Premier Consults Parliament. Faris. April 25.-Premier Clemen- ceau this morning received a mes sage from Premier Orlando, which the Italian statesman dispatched while on his way to Rome. Baron Sonnino, the Italian foreign minister, will leave here for Rome Saturday. Premier Orlando left last night accompanied by Salvator Barzilai, General Diaz, and two other mem bers of the Italian mission. He was given an ovation at the station by a crowd. Confident of Settlement. While the American delegates'ex pressed regret over the temporary break with the' Italians, they ap parently were confident today that some settlement, would, be effected when Premier Orlando confers with the Italian parliament. The general opinion in American circles is that the making of peace will be somewhat delayed by the Italian incident. There is no hint, however, ihar President Wilson will yield in the slightest concerning Fiunie, and in the opinion of the Americans, an agiecment can be only reached by change in the Italian attitude. President Wilson had a number ot engagements during" the after noon. Among those who called to see the president was Frauk Hayes, president of the Unites Mine Work ers of America. - y The. engagements . of - President Wilson filled his day until 4"o'clock this afternoon. He saw GenOTask er H. Bliss and Bernard M. Baruch, former chairman of the 'American War Industries board and. also re ceived delegations of Kurds, Czecho-Slovaks and Siamese and a committee of French working men. Some of the visiting American con gressmen also visited the president. Orlando May Return. Not a rupture; but a suspension of Italy's callaboration in the peace conference that is how the situa tion was defined in conference cir cles here today. The Italian delegation, feeling that its rep resentative character has been called in question in certain quar ters, considers it its duty to refer to the Italian parliament, but it is believed to be probable that Pre mier Orlando will be back in time for opening of the negotiations with the German plenipotentiaries at Versailles, which will not occur be fore May 1 or May 2. Show Conciliation. The Italians have suspended at tendance on such commissions and committees as are directly depen dent on the peace conference and whose work is involved in the decis ion of territorial questions at issue but they continued today to partici pate in the deliberations of organi zations formed prior to the confer ence of the supreme economic coun cil. They also are discussing eco nomic and financial quesHons with the American and other rjpresenta tives as if nothing had happened. Symptomatic ot Ita'.an, expecta tion of adjustment of tae present dif ficulty was the continued participa tion by the Italian representatives in theconnnittee discussing the allo cation of seized merchant ships be tween the Italians and Croatians. French Exchange Views. The French cabinet and the mem bers of the-French peace delegation held a meeting today and exchanged views regarding the work of the peace conference. Marshal Foch gave the cabinet details of the mili tary point of view concerning prob lems submitted to the conference. Besides Marshal Foch, the other members of the conference delega tion present were Jules Cambon. Captain Tardieu, Finance" Minister Klotz, Foreign Minister Pichon and Premier Clemenceau. President Poincare presided at the meeting. German Government Troops Attack Soviet Garrison at Munich Geneva, April 25. German gov ernment troops are attacking the soviet garrison at Munich and violent fighting going on, the loss being heavy on both sides, accord ing to advices received here by way of Basle. , ; The government troops are said to be gaining ground. . Munich is virtually isolated from the rest of Germany. To Insure FIRM IN HIS POSITION lHn4 u mom-cIm Mttw mn M. IN. Oai.M P. 0. r st t March I. IS79. JV Happy Theodora Befiner Dies in Her Apartments , From Swallowing1 Poison Daughter of Late United States Senator Van Wyck, Recently in ; Sensational Episode With C. X. . Thompson, and Divorced Wife of Rich New York Man Takes Wrong Medicine and Succumbs. Mrs. Happy Theodore Van Wyck Benner, daughter of the late United States Senator Charles H. Van Wyck of Ne braska, and divorced wife of Fernando Benner, New York, swallowed bichloride of mercury tablets early yesterday morning in her luxurious rooms, No. 6, Portland apartments, then sank peacefully into unconsciousness. She died before 6 o'clock last night. She had taken, it is supposed. by mis take, the pills in place of capsules, which had been given her by Dr. Ewing Brown to use as An inquest 'will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Stack & Fal coner's undertaking establishment, Thirty-third and Farnam streets. "I find the circumstances of her death cause for an inquest," County Attorney Shotwell said last night. Suffered Nervous Shock. Mrs. Benner had been suffering from a nervous shock caused by her recent arrest with C. X. Thomp son, manager of the Omaha City Directory company, and former city editor of the Chicago Examiner. Both were taken to the police sta tion on the night of April 18, when detectives found them together in Thompson's office in the Railway Exchange building. They were charged with drunkenness. Blame for the incident was placed by them on interested parties who are said to have "fyamed" the arrest of the couple. The following day the wife of C. X. Thompson filed suit for divorce for separate maintenance and cus tody of their three children. Mr. Thompson is. out of the city it was learned. Mrs. Benner had not been seen outside of her rooms since that time. During the past week she was indisposed and was under the care of a physician.' She died before WAR BREAD FOR EUROPE PUN OF FOOD COUNCIL Increase in Milling Percentage Will Put World Back to Basis in Effect Dur ing Conflict. S k Paris. April 25. An increase in the milling percentage, which will virtually put the world back to a war bread basis for the next three months, is paft of the program adopted by the supreme food coun cil, under the chairmanship of Her bert C. Hoover. The council has arranged to sup ply northern and central European countries largely with rye instead of wheat, and for neutrals to look for their supply mainly in Argentina and Australia. The effect of these arrangements is to take the pressure off the wheat market in the United States. Lard substitutes will be used in place of food products for large sections of Europe, while oleomar garine factories will be started again in Germany, using vegetable oils. Some European countries have decided to get along for the bal ance of this year without any corn from the United States. . , "White Bread" in U. S. New York, April 25. Americans will continue to eat "white bread," restored late last year after months of milling on a Victory flour basis, despite the return of European countries to a war bread basis, an nounced by the supreme food coun cil, Julius H. Barnes, president of the food administration grain cor poration and federal food director, said today. A survey Jbf wheat stocks, Mr. Barnes said, had convinced his de partment that the American supply was sufficient not only to warrant continued production of all wheat flour, but to meet the export de mand until the next harvest. During the war, he added, Eng lish millers extracted 86 per cent of the wheat berry. When the armistice was signed more brafi was thrown out in the process, re ducing the extraction percentage to 71. It now had been restored, he said, to 75 per cent and the cor poration's advices were to the ef fect that a similar standard was to be adopted for other belligerents and liberated countries, while neu trals sharing in the inter-allied food distribution would be required to take similar action. The,75 per cent basis, the -wheat director stated, was approximately that of the American "Victory flour,"- milled during the .greater part of the war. Lasting OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1919. a nerve tonic. her son, Van Wyck, 15 years old, returned home after school. -Two Present at Time. Only a maid, Hansine . Svensen. 2552 Fort street anfl J. W. Stein hart, Nebraska City, who had been taking care of the woman's prop erty interests, were with her at the time of her death. Neither could be located last night. Dr. Ewing Brown, the woman's physician, refused to state the nature of Mrs. Benner's illness or what she had swallowed. "I have nothing to say," he de clared. "The last time I attended her was a day and a half ago. I don't care to' state what the woman swallowed. I will have my say at the inquest." Myron Learned, attorney for Mrs. Benner, telephoned police shortly after 7 o'clock last night that the woman had "swallowed poison and was dead." J Detectives detailed to the Benner home were told by the son, Van Wyck, that his mother swallowed "mercury tablets by mistake at 7 o'clock yesterday morning they fell into a state of coma." Unaware of Death. Mrs. Benner was unaware of her impending death as-no last words (Continued on Fare Two Column Two.) KANSAS CITY DETECTIVES TAKE WIFE MURDERER Ed Anderson,- Who Stabbed Common Law Companion, Arrested in Missouri City; Identified by Photograph. Edward Anderson who stabbed to death his wife, Beatrice Bradd, 61f North Fourteenth street, three weeks ago, and threatened death to anyone attempting to arrest him, was caught by Burlington railroad detectives in Kansas City yesterday. Detective James Murphy went there last night to bring him back. Anderson is colored. He gave the name of Cal Collins, according to information from Kansas City police. Anderson was identified by a picture sent to police there. Formula for Mustard Gas Sent to Huns by 'Master Spy' Deadly Device' Invented by Scientist in Employ of the Late Dr. Hugo Schweitzer, President of Bayer Company; Revelations Regarding Work of Qer man Agents Made by Alien Property Custodian. New York, April 25. Under the "master spy," Dr. Hugo Schweitzer, German agents in thisv country reported to Berlin by code every detail of America's business lifje, kept from the allies 4,500,000 pounds of explosives and sent over seas the formula for the deadly mustered gas which laid low thousands of American soldiers, according to Francis P. Gar van, alien property custodian, who spoke at the annual ban quet of the National Cotton ftjanufactuers' association to night. , . - "True it is that the Hamburg- American line and the North Ger man Lloyd line kept faithful tab for Berlin on 1,000 details of our busi ness life which came under their' ob servation; that not a ship left our harbors, ot a cargo was loaded or unloaded,.but that some member of its organization watched and report ed every detail to be sent by code to the German government," said Mr. Garvan. "But greater than all, and forming the -foundation of her entire espion age and propaganda system, stood the dye industry. As long as you were supplied by the "big six" your business had no secrets unknown to Berlin. -In Berlin you will find a can! index- system which recites every fact connected with each and every one of your concerns that can be of any possible value to your rivals over there. "The head of that system in this country for years before the war was Dr. Hugo Schweitzer, presi- Peace, Buy Victory JV POWER Tfl SIGN PACT GIVEN 'HUN DELEGATES Can "Settle Peace, Treaty on the Spot," Says One Envoy; Three Official Couriers Arrive at Versailles. Berlin, April 25. (By Associated. Press.) Walther M. A, Schuecking, one of the German delegates to the; peace congress at Versailles, de-j' clared today that the powers oi the German delegates would be quite sufficient to enable, them to settle the peace treaty on the spot. Nat urally, he added, the national as sembly must sanction the treaty. Professor Schuecking's statements were made in an interview with the Zeitung Am Mittag. Continuing he said: Expect Negotiations, -''The importance of the delega tion should be appreciated as an indication that the imperial govern ment reckons on real negotiations. The contents of the latest entente note, permit the conclusion that our opponents are in principle inclined seriously to negotiate with us. "I , personally am optimistic enough to hope that French reports of the contents of the treatv are materi?lly inaccurate and that there fore an acceptable preliminary peace may be garnered within the next few weeks, even though special de liberations may be protracted for months." . .. Vanguard at Versailles. Paris, April 25. (By the 'Asso ciated Press.) The vanguard of the German peace delegation arrived in Versailles on a special train at 9 o'clock this morning, 1,700 days late, according to the time schedule current in Berlin when the German armies started their swing through Belgium toward. Paris. The party consisted of Baron Von Lersner, formerly secretary of the German embassy at Washington, Banker Warburg, head of the finan cial delegation," Herr Dunker of the food administration and six servants. The Germans were met at the station by Colonel Tenry of the ministry of war commissary, and M. Oudaille of the ministry of the interior, who were delegated by the foreign office to take charge of the German representatives. The arrival of Lersner and his party was so quietly arranged that few persons in Versailles were aware even in the afternoon of their presence. Detectives on Guard. A French detective of the most obvious "plain clothes" type loung ing at the front entrance to that wing of the hotel Des Reservoirs and companions under the windows of the rooms looking over Versailles (Continued on Pane Two, Column One.) cent of the Bayer company. He Was given his secret service number by tne imperial minister ot war 963,192.637. He came to this coun try, became a citizen on the instruc tion of the German government, eventually was made the head of the Bayer company ' and led the espionage and propagandist move ments here down to the day of his death in November, 1917. "At Bogota. N. J., in the New Jersey Agricultural Chemical com pany, Dr. Schweitzer employed Dr. Walter Scheele, who there invented mustard gas, the formula which he transmitted through Captain Von Papen to Germany as sftin as the war broke out. This iyfthe mus tard gas . which has laid low your brothers on the plains of rraucc." A resolution demanding that all government restrictions on private business not found necessary be fore the war be immediately re moved," was adopted as the closing act of the convention todav. Dally ul Sua., U.M: enitldt Nik. Mall ( Mar. Oally. $4.40: IE i : M Iowa Soldiers Return as They Left in Command of Council Bluffs Officer Members "of Rainbow Division Under Colonel Tinley Took Part in All Major Offensives Except Flan ders; Took to Baptism of Fire Very Quietly' and Performed Deeds of heroism. Special to The Bee. New York, April 25. With some 25 D. S. C.'s to its credit, 15 Croix de Guerre and four platoons cited for the Croix de Guerre in the Argonne fight, the 168th infantry ar rived in Hoboken today on the Leviathan. Ninety officers and 3,233 enlisted men strong, after suffering, casualties of 600 killed and about 3,900 wounded. It came back as it went to France, in command of Col. MatheWA. Tinley of Council Bluffs, who took it through all the major Offensives in which the A. E. F. participated in France with the exception of the Flanders fighting, and maintained the record of the old Third Iowa infantry of which it was in the main composed when it left the United States. r Colbnel Tinley has not words to express his appreciation of the fight ing abilities of the boys of his regi ment, and if he had had his way, every one of them would have come back with a decoration, as he said they all deserved it. " Colonel Tinley, speaking of the history of the regiment, said it was one of which the state could well be proud and when they return the people will be proud of the boys who went to 'France and for what they did there. "We were in the Lorraine sector for four months and took part in several raids there," said the col onel, "and the boys took to the bap tism of fire very quietly. It was different in the Champagne, where the Germans rnade a determined of fensive and the Forty-second was the only division of ,the American army to take that punishment. 1 Lost Heavily.' At Chateau Thierry in- the cross-, ing of the Ourcq river in July our regiment again lost heavily, add in the St. Mihiel hundreds of prisoners were taken by the .regiment, and several villages captured by the di vision which advanced 19 kilometers in 28 hours. "And it is iust as well to remem ber that the One Hundred Sixty- eighth infantry gave a mighty good account of themselves in the Ar gonne forest, where the division was responsible for breaking the sup- GERMAN MOBS ATTEMPT RAIDS ON FOOD SHIPS Warships on Guard in Harbor of Hamburg and Guns Placed in Streets - Leading to Docks. London, April 25. New at tempts have been made to plunder the food ships in the harbor of Hamburg, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Berlin says. As a re sult a number of warships have ar rived and guns have been placed in the streets leading to the docks. Americans In Dire Straits. Coblenz, April 25. (By The Associated;- Press. A number of American civilians in various parts of occupied Germany are in serious straits because of the food situation, according to reports reaching American army headquarters here, and efforts are being made to reach them with supplies as sooty as pos sible. Among those who have requested the civil affairs officers of the third army to take some action toward the relief of the Americans in ques tion are several members of con gress, who have been in Coblenz recently. It is proposed to send the food required by parcel post. Switzerland has been doing this for some of her nationals and Holland this week began sending various kinds of provisions to Dutch subjects in the unoccupied districts of Germany. An inter-allied food commission of 25 members began a three days session in Coblenz today. The prin cipal question to be decided will be that concerning theationing of the civilians in occupied Germany. In the American area of occupation there are approximately 850,000 Germans, in the British area 2.000, 000. in the French, 2,000,000, and in the Belgian, 1.500,000. American Officer Asked to Leave Cafe in Rome Paris, April 25. (By The Asso ciated Pressy An American offi cer who arrived here today from Rome, says the feeling against Americans in Rome is very bitter. He asserts that he was asked in Rome to leave cafes because the pro prietors said Italian officers declined to eat in the same places with Americans. Bonds Now Today (wtaw aitta. 8u4. 12.50; TWO CENTS. IK Big Troop Transport Leviathan Misses Mine by 30 Feet New York, April 25. The giant troop ship Leviathan, with 12,000 soldier passengers, the last of six transports to arrive here to day, bringing 22,972 men, missed a mine by only 30 feet while off the grand banks of Newfound land Tuesday morning, her of ficers reported when she docked tonight. The 168th (Iowa) infantry, numbering 90 officers and 3,2'J men, returned aboard the Levia than. Maj. Gen. Samuel D. ' Sturgis returned on the Leviathian as a casual. Units on board included casual companies of men from Nebraska,, Oklahoma and Wash ington, and 1,093 . sick and wounded. '.'...' posed impregnable line of Hinden burg at Kremheld Stellung." Every company commander of the regiment, practically, was decorated, and ' all the battalion commanders Were ' decorated. Colonel Tinley wears the croix de guerre, and among the field officers wearing (Continued on Page Two, Colaroo Three.) LENINE FAILS IN ATTEMPTTOGET UKRAINE CROPS Bolshevilf Troops Desert When Confronted by Deter mined Force, Saying "We Want Peacexand Rest." Vienna, April 25. (By Associated Press.) The capture of Viev from the bolsheviki by partisans of Gen eral Petlura, the Ukrainian national ist leader, is interpreted here as sig nifying the ebb of the bolshevik strength in southwestern Russia. As soon as the bolshevik troops came into contact with the untrained but determined, forces of General Petlura, they deserted the red stand ard. It apparently had been the inten tion of Lenine and Trotzky to hold the Ukraine until the crops could be harvested and transported to Mos cow. Trotzky, as head of the red army, used all his skill in attempt ing to subjugate the LTkraine. The bolsheviki penetrated the country in four sections. First came agitators and next marauding bands to strike terror. These were followed by larger bodies of troops made up of foreign elements. Last came soviet troops headed by bolshevik commis sioners. Iron discipline was main tained by Chinese assassins who ex ecuted all soldiers who revolted Soviet Troops Desert. The soviet troops commanded by the commissioners were not expect ed to fight, but to preserve order. Discontent with the discipline en forced by the commissioners, how ever, has led to large desertions in the soviet ranks, including 30,000 men of the bolshevik first army to General Petlura near Homel, in the Prioet region last week. General Petlura had soarranged matters that the soviet troops were able to desert in perfect safety on condition that they would lay down their arms. y "We don't want to fight; all we want is rest and peace." the soldiers' leaders told General Doskilko. one of General Petlura's aides. Wekerle, Former Premier of Hungary, Dies in Prison London. Anril 25. A dispatch to the Central News says Vienna news papers report that Dr. Alexander Wekerle. the former Hutigrvrianpre mier and minister of finance, has died in prison. p. m, . ... St 1 PREMIER GREETED BY 50,000 AT TOR IN People Throughout Country Rise m Protest Against Yielding to Dictation by v U. S. President. Turin, April 25. The Italian' dele gates returning from Paris to Rome received an enthusiastic reception when their train reached this city this afternoon, the city council and local authorities meeting the repre-, sentatives of Italy to the confer ence. Deputies and senators assembled . on the station platform and a crowd ' of at least 50,000 filled the station and the surrounding streets. Premier Orlando, Signor Barzilai ' and General Diaz spoke to the crowd from an automobile and then went L to the prefecture, where there was another demonstration. The party left this city for Rome at 5:45 o'clock. Demonstrations Everywhere. Rome, April 25. Demonstrations in protest against President Wil son's attitude relative, to Fiume and the Dalmatian coast continued hee today with increasing enthusiasm. In all the chief towns l Italy there were parades and demonstrations. Crowds carrying flags and pla cards bearing inscriptions such as "Viva Italia", "Viva Fiume" and "Viva Dalmatia" marched through the streets. One placard read, "Italy alone will settle her own affairs." Premier and King to Confer. Immediately after his arrival her tomorrow Premier Orlando wil'. con fer with. TCi-iff Virtnr F.mntanitel. H then will hold a council of. minis-' ters and make a report of o:cur rences in Paris. At that meeting -decision will be reached whethei to convoke parliament immediately or to leave unchanged the date of meet ing which has been fixed. May 6. Senators are reaching Rome on all trains and show confidence that the cabinet will approve Premier Or lando's leaving the peace conference , end proclaim the necessity for a united front by all parties in defense of Italian interests. Members of the senate and the house of deputies have decided to join the people in meeting the premier at the station. Message to U. S. Congress. A message from the senate and chamber of deputies to the Ameri can congress, expressing the desire for solidarity' between the two na tions and' affirming the justice and right ot Italian aspirations is being planned. , The following circular was "dis tributed in large numbers Friday in all parts of Rome, frequently by officers and men of the allied armies: "The Italian people, while reaf firming friendship for the peoples of Great Britain, France and the ' United States, invite citizens of ak lied nations now staying in Rome to participate in a demonstration to De made on the arrival here of the Italian peace delegation from Paris " otate Urhcers Uose Carroll Savings Bank 1 After Investigation By Staff Correspondent Des Moines, Ia., April 25. The Carroll Trust and Savings bank of Carroll, Iowa; closedj Friday follow ing an investigation by state bank examiners. President -John Roelf sema is under guard in the back room of the bank. , It was reported from Carroll that bank examiners stated a shortage of nearly $150,000 was "shown by the books. The state banking depart ment here, however, . denied that there is any shortage. , ' It stated that an t examimtion showed some bad paper carried a 9 assets and that the bank deoart ment on that account has taken :he bank over unless this paper is con verted into satisfactory credits. Prince Joachim Flees x for Safety to Ital) Geneva. April 25. (By the Asto ciated Press.) The-Swiss news papers say that Prince Joachim, youngest son of the former German emperor, is one among German aris tocrats, most of them without pass ports, who have fled to the new Italian "Monte Carlo," at Campione, facing Lake Lugano. ' , Institute of Social Science. Gives Medal to Gompers New York, April 25. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, was awarded the gold medal of the National In stitute of Social Science at 'the an nual dinner of the organization her tonight for his achievements in to nau 01 numaniiy aurmg in Tg