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B RIEF RIGHT REEZY THE WEATHER i Unsettled Monday and Tues day; probably ahoweraj not muck change in temperature. The Omaha Daily Bee Hourly tampernturwi S a. m 44 . m 44 1 a. ni ...44 a. m 4.1 a. m 4)1 19 a. m....,.,..47 II a. m.. ...... .47 1 m Bn...i....4$ m... SO m. ...... , .IM m. ...... . .M itt ... fc. .... ae m A m St BITS OF NEWS COMMUNITIES URGED TO OVERSUBSCRIBE QUOTAS. Washington, April 27. Special efforts to obtain over-subscriptions from communities to counterbalance possible under-subscriptions from others will be made this week by Victory Liberty loan committees at the request of the treasury. Managers of the loan have dis covered that vicissitudes of the post war readjustment period have re duced the ordinary ability of some communities to subscribe the same proportion as in previous loans, although in many cases they have been assigned the same proportion ate quota. For this reason cities, towns and country communities which have not been adversely af fected by the cessation of war activi ties were urged in messages sent today to all loan committees by the treasury to exceed their quotas wherever possible. Secretary Glass today designated Wednesday, May 7, during the last week of the loan drive, as "navy day" and instructed loan commit tees "to observe that day in a man ner which will fittingly honor the American navy." PARIS ACTORS DECIDE TO ORGANIZE A UNION. Paris, April 27. Dramatic and lyric performers on- the French stage have decided to form a union. The new organization will be af filiated with the National Theater union and through it with the gen eral labor federation. SHIJ CAMOUFLAGE WILL REDUCE DANGERS AT SEA. Washington, April 27. Ship cam ouflage, an art developed during the war, may be retained permanently as a means of reducing the dangers of collisions between vessels. In war the camoufleurs sought a design that would purzle German submarine commanders, but now they must seek the opposite extreme, a uni form design which will emphasize and accentuate the true course of the ship v TIMU"DJ?r v ruiiDnu liunvnciv m J. viiuMvii FOR WIDE CHARITIES. New York, April 27. Countess Aunie Leary, who died yesterday of heart disease, was 87 years old. She inherited a fortune from her father, James Leary, a merchant, and an other fortune from her brother Ar thur, who was prominent in the re organization of Tammany, follow ing the downfall of the Tweed ring. For many years she maintained a sumptuous' house at Newport, R. I. Title was conferred on her by Pope Leo XIII in 1901, and contin ued by his successors. With Count ess Ida Ryan, wife of Thomas For tune Ryan, she was the only other woMnan so signally honored by the "Roman Catholic church. The pope conferred Countess Leary's title upon her because of her wide charities, which included donation of altars to many churches here and abroad. She also built several churches and brought to this country an order of priests and one of sisters to carry on her work. V MONTENEGRINS DECIDE TO UNITE WITH SERBIA. Belgrade, ApVir27. The national assembly of Montenegro has de cided to unite with Serbia and the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. One hundred and eighteen depu ties were present at the meeting, and great enthusiasm was'displayed over the union of Montenegro with the triple kingdom. FUNERALS SILENCE AGITATORS IN VIENNA. ' Viennas April 27. (By The Asso ciated Press) Possible disorders arising from a refusal to grant the demands of former soldiers for $300 cash each were prevented today by the imposing funeral procession through the city of five policemen, killed a week ago. Four thousand Volkswehr soldiers took part in the parade. The spectacle silenced the orators. ' The government has declared that it -would become bankrupt if com pelled to pay out the huge sum in volved, i '' HITCHCOCK SPEAKS IN DENVER. FOR LEAGUE. Denver, April 27. Declaring that "everyone who is a sincere supporter of peace and international justice" will support the league of nations novenant as finally drafted by the peace conference, Gilbert M. Hitch cock, United States senator from Nebraska, tonight voiced his approv el of the league of nations plan in an address at the Municipal auditorium. Senator Hitchcock asserted that the most serious objections to the league have been overcome and con cluded; - . "Men must meet the big issue squarely. Yes or no shall we join in an effort to prevent war or re - vert to the old system with its sac rifices and its horrors?" Fleet Corporation To Dispose of Large Shipping Interests Washington,- April 27. Important steps toward disposing of the tre mendous shipping interests built up by the government during the war were taken today in the creation by Director General Pier of a new sec tion of the Emergency Fleet corpor ation, designed to supervise thejrfls posal of millions of dollars of invst ments to private concerns. The new section will be known as the plant disposal section, with R R. Grant, engineer of the ship yard plants division, in charge. Sale of the corporation s interests in woodyards. ' concrete yards, steel yVds and fabricating plants, will be effected under Mr. Grant's direction with a view to putting the immense shipbuilding plans into private hands. ' .Cemetery Dedicated. Paris," April 27. An American 1 iii;arv rmeterv was dedicated to day at Mesves. France, a few miles northwest of Severs, in tne depart ment of Nievr, Herbert Hoover de hered the principal address. VOL. 48 NO. 269. rm rn VIZ ALLIANCE PROJECT AT PARIS President vyilson Withholds Action Until He Can Place Matter Before, American Senate. Paris, April 27. (Havas) A pro ject for an alliance between France and America actually is under way, the Echo de Paris says. President Wilson, the newspaper adds, is withholding action until he can place the matter before the American senate. ThcJTemps today says that two or three days will' suffice for the council of three to approve clauses in the peace treaty that remain to be clarified. It adds that the com mittee preparing the program con cerning' Alsace-Lorraine has achieved a definite draft in which all the claims of France are admitted. La Liberte says indications are that 'the Italians endorsed all the treaty's essential clauses before they left Paris. Final Action on League Covenant About to Be Taken (By The Associated Press) . Monday is to see the commence ment of the final action on the cove nant of the league of nations. French. Japanese and :- Belgian amendments already passed upon are to be reconsidered in part and adjusted, but it is reported m Fans advices that progress in this direc tion already has been made. Sutiday passed quietly in peace conference circles, no meetings be ing held by the council of three. . , President Wilson planned as a day of relaxation a motor trip pre paratory to the league of nations discussion and the meeting later in the week at Versailles with the Ger man delegates. Likewise, David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, sought a change of atmos phmere in a visit to the devastated regions along the old battle front. AH the main Italian delegates to the peace conference, headed by Premier Orlando and Baron Son nino, the foreign minister, either are in Rome, where the premier shortly is to appear before the chamber of deputies to acquaint that body with the situation in Paris, or are on their way thither. At last accounts the Italian people still were clamorjng for the carrying out to the full of their demands wjth regard to Fiume and the Dalmatian coast and islands, but President Wilson- and the French and British premiers re mained adamant. , American Women In Paris Commend Wilson's Position Paris, April 27. American women in Paris on their way to attend the sessions of the international com mittee of women for - permanent peace, to be held in Berne, Switzer land, in May, have addressed the fol lowing letter to President Wilson, commending his action in issuing his recent statement in connection with the Italian claims before the peace conference: "As a group of American women profoundly interested in the estab lishment of the league of nations and of a just settlement which would be its worthy prelude and basis, we wish to express to you our appre ciation of your disinterested and convincing statement, with which you appeal to public opinion of the world in support , of the principles which you have so consistently ad vocated. "May we take advantage of this opportunity to express our, great ad miration for the courage and stead fastness with which in the face of extraordinary difficulties you have upheld the principles of internation al right and justice so essential to the establishment of a permanent peace. ' "Jane Addams, Emily Balch. Mary Post, Lucia Meade, .Rose Nichols, Alice Hamilton, Mary Terrill, Grace White, Jeannette Rankin, Lillian Wold." . - . ,- Lieutenant Jolly Killed By Fall. In His Airplane Freeport, N. Y., April 27. Lieut. Allington Jolly of . Chicago . was killed today when a privately owned airplane he was testing fell 150 feet near the Lufberry aviation field hre. Both his legs were broken and his sknll fractured. Baker Coming Home. Brest, April 27. Newton D. Ba ker;' American' secretary of war, sailed today for the United States aboard the transport-George Washington. UNDERWAY Let Us Be Able to Entwtd u MOMtf-eltM Bltttt May 2, I9M. at Omaha P. 0. aadtr act at March 3. I7. JV Revised League Covenant As It Will Be Presented Today to Peace Conference Changes From Original Draft Explained in Paren thetical Insertions in Copy Made public By State Department at Washington; Monroe Doctrine Rec ognized ; U. S. President to Call First Meeting. N Washington April 27. The revised covenant of the league of nations, as it will be presented at Paris tomorrow to the peace conference in plenary session, was made public tonight by the State department. Its essential features al ready had been disclosed through an official suihmary issued two weeks ago. 1 Attached to the text, however, is the hitherto unpub lished "annex" referred to in the covenant, in which are named the 31 states, including the self-governing British dominions, which are to be the original members of the league of nations, and 13 states to be invited to accede to the covenant. The original members are all the nations which declared war on Germany, and in addition, the jiew states of Czecho-Slovakia and Poland. Those invited to become members by acceding to the covenant are the three Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Persia, and the American republics of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Para guay, Salvador and Venezuela. Mex ico does not appear in the list. Pro vision is made in the covenant, how ever, for the admission to the league of any fully self-governing country which will give required guarantees, upon a two-thirds vote of the as sembly. . , Assembly and Council. ' As in the original document,., the covenant provides that the league shall act thorough an assembly, in which each state shall have one vote and not more than three delegates and a council, comprising for the present one representative of each of the five great powers and each of four other powers to be selected from time to time by the assembly. Members of each class represented on the pouncil may be Increased by unanimous consent of the council and a majority of the assembly. The text provides that nothing in the covenant shall be deemed "to affect the validity of international engagements such as treaties of ar bitration or regional understandings like the Monroe doctrine for secur ing the maintenance of peace." This was the amendment for which Pres ident Wilson made a successful fight at the same time the Japanese del egation to the peace conference sought vainly to have a race equal ity provision inserted in the cove nant. Changes in Draft. Changes suggested in criticisms in the United States senate add pro visions for the withdrawal of a mem ber nation upon two years' notice after fulfillment of the league obli gations, exempt domestic questions from the league's jurisdiction, pro vide that mandatories over German colonies or former Ottoman domin ions shall be given only to nations willing to accept them, leave it to member states to decide what armed force, if any, it w'ill contribute to the force required by the league to en force its mandates, and make it clear that member states individually will pass upvn proposed limitations upon their armaments. With modifications, the new draft includes all the provisions for the submission to the council of inter national disputes, for inviting non member nations to accept the obli gations of members for the purpose of armed force in dealing with a state which has broken the cove nant. Except in certain specified in stances, unanimous agreement is re quired for all decisions. Text of Covenant. ' The full text follows: The covenant of the league of na tions: . In order to promote international co-operation and to achieve inter national peace and security, bv the acceptance of obligations not to re sort to war, by fhe prescription of open, just and honorable relations between nations, by the firm estab lishment of the understanding -of international law as to actual rule of conduct among governments, and by the maintenance ' of justice atfid a scrupulous respect for all treaty obligations in the dealings of or ganized peoples with one another, the high contracting parties agree to this covenant of the league of nations. - (In the original preamble the last sentence read, "adopt this CQjisti tution," - instead of "agree t this covenant.") Article One. . The original members of the league of nations shall be those of the signatories which are named in the an'i.x to this covenant and also such of those other states named in the annex as shall accede with out reservation to this covenant. Such accessions shall be affected by a declaration deposited with the sec retariat within to months of the coming into force of the covenant. Notice thereof shall be sent to all other members of the league. Any fully self-governing state, do minion or colony not named in the annex may become a member of the OMAHA, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1919. league if its admission is agreed by two-thirds of the assembly, provid ed that it shall give effective guar antees of its sincere intention to ob serve its international obligations, and shall accept such regulations as may be prescribed by the league in regard to .its military and naval forces and armaments. Any member of the league may, after two years' notice of its inten tion so to do, withdraw from the league, provided that all its inter national obligations and all its ob ligations . under this covenant shall have been fulfilled at the time of its withdrawal. (This article is new, embodying with alternations -and additions, the old Article 7. It provides more spe cifically the method of admitting new members and adds the entirely new paragraph providing for with drawal from the league. No men tion of withdrawal was made in the original document.) 7 Article Two. The action of the league under this covenant shall be effective through the instrumentality of an assembly and of a council, with per manent secretariat. i v115111011; 11110 noa a- pai 1 v a ji Article 1. . It gives the name as sembly to the gathering of, repre sentatives of the members of the league, formerly, referred to merely as "the body of delegates".) Article Three. The assembly shall consist of rep resentatives of the members of the league. The assembly shall meet at stated intervals and from time to time as occasion may require, at the seat of the league, or at such other place as may be decided uoon. The assembly may deal at its meetings with any matter within the sphere of action of the league or affecting the peace of the world. At meetings of the assembly each member of the league shall have one vote, and may hav not more than three representatives. (This embodies part of the origi nal articles 1, 2 and 3, with only minor changes. It refers to "mem bers of the league," where the term "high contracting parties" originally was used, and this change is fol lowed throughout fhe revised draft.) Article Four. . The council shall consist of rep resentatives of the United States of America, of the British empire)- of France, of Italy and of Japan, to gether with representatives of four other members of the lcagu. These four members of thetrgue shall be selected by the assembly from time to time in its discretion. Until the appointment of the representatives of- the four members of the league first selected by the assembly, rep resentatives of (blank) shall be members of the council. With the approval of the majority of the assembly, the council may name additional members of the league whose representatives shall always be members of the council; the council with like approval may increase the number of members of the league to be selected by the as sembly for representation on the council. The council shall meet from time to, time as occasion may require and at least once a year, at the seat of the league, or . at such other place as may be decided .upon. The council may deal at' its meet ings with any matter within the sphere of action of the league or affecting the peace of the world. Any member of the league not represent on the council shall be invited to send a representative to sit as a member at any meeting of the council during the consideration of matters specially affecting the in terests of that 'member of the league. At meetings of the council each member of the league represented 011 the council shall have one vote, and may have not more than one representative. ) (This embodies that part of the original article 3, designating the original members of the council. The paragraph providing for in crease in the membership of the council is new). ' ' . . Article Five. Except where otherwise expres sly provided in this covenant, de cisions at any meeting of the as sembly or of the council shall re quire the agreement of all the (Continued on Page Two Column Two.) Say: America Did- It TO) Organized Labor LeaJer Injured In. Automobile Crash 'wsy tptwcmt Svorc New York, April 27. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, was seriously injured here this afternoon when a taxicab in which he was riding was struck by a surface car and hurled. M feet to the curb. Surgeons reported that two of Mr. Gompers' ribs had been fractured, and his right hip. sprained and that he had suffered severe body contu sions. Despite the age of the labor leader, who is 69 years old, the sur geons declared that there was no likelihood of the injuries proving fa tal. Pedestrians who witnessed the crash rushed to. the wrecked ma chine and extricated Mr. Gompers, who was unconscious. One side of the cab was completely crushed in and the wreckage had pinned him against the other side. No arrests in connection with 'the accident were made. Mr. Gompers.'lt was said, request ed that no one be punished for the collision, saying it was "plainly an accident." f . .'' Just before the accident Mr. Gom pers issued a statement urging workers to do their share in assur ing the success of the Victory, loan. Union Pacific Clerks Form Organization to Adjust Differences Union Pacific employes from all parts of the western country met in Omaha yesterday and formed the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks for Union Pacific lines. One hundred and fifty delegates attended the meeting. H. B. O'Dell. regional deputy for the brother hood, acted as chairman. "This is an organization formed to settle -the differences between Union Pacific employes and empHy ers," he said. "It's prime motive is to avert strikes." R. L. Chumbley, 2602 Bristol street, was chosen general chair man o'the arbitration board which will represent the brotherhood in all questions. E. Mx Savage of Denver, Colo., was chosen first vice chairman; C. K. Tatlock of Green River, Wyo., was . chosen second vice chairman, and C. S. CopelSnd, 4404 Fontenelle boulevard was elected general secretary and treas urer. . O'Dell in the course of the meet ing spoke freely on government ownership of railroads. - "Railroad employes to the man fa vor government ownership of rail roads," he said. "In spite of the, fact that railway officials have done everything in their powcf to belit tle the efforts of the government along the. lines of government own ership, the railroad men stand in a body for .the, present' system. If railroads revert to private , ovyner ship this country will witness the greatest strike in the history of, the world. "I Jim advised that the next con gress will draft a bill demanding a five-year trial for public owner ship. The four men elected here today represent 3,500 railroad em ployes and. to them- the five-year trial means the proof of the value of public ownership." Wilson's Statement Made Public Before Orlando Had Readlt . Paris, April 27, Italian repre sentatives here denied today two published statements in connec tion with the present crisis, name ly, the report that Premier Orlan do had read President Wilson's 'statement before! it was made pub lic, and that the premier would re turn to Paris on May 1 to resume his place in the peace conference. Rome, April 27. At a political meeting today a special committee was appointed to draft a resolu tion of confidence in the govern ment for submission to' parlia ment. The meeting was attended by senators and deputie's from all parties except the official social ists, v f : : ) n i 58 Oally aaf Sua., S5.S0: wlilda Nab. B, Mill (I yar). Dally, S4.50: William A. Leet, Wealthy Omaha Sportsman, Tries to Kill Himself in Frisco Refusal of Wife to Withdraw Divorce Given as Cause; Takes Poison and Shoots Self After Calling Friend ; Formerly Married to Miss Anne Robertson. , Special to The Bee.) San Francisco, Cal., April 27. Grieved over the re ( fusal of his beautiful wife to withdraw her suit for divorce, William A. Leet, milionaire automobile man, formerly of Omaha, attempted suicide by poison and shooting here Sat urday night. He telephoned to Mrs. Charles A. Warren, formerly of Omaha and Chicago, with whom his wife has been living since she filed the divorce suit, and told her he intended to end his life. Following the telephone conversation he drank poiscm, then turned a revolver to his breast. The bullet missed its mark and lodged in his left arm. The screams of Leet were heard , by th.e janitor and elevator operator of the Stately Stanford Court apart ment, where he resided. They broke into the apartment and called the police. In the meantime Mrs. War ren had telephoned her husband at his club, telljng him of Leet's inten tion, and asking him to hurry to the apartment. Mrs. F. M. Leet, 209 outh Thirty-third street, has not ' been noti fied ofjier son's attempt to commit suicide. Young Leet was in Omaha three weeks ago. He told friends of his intentions to start in business in San Francisco. Inherited Fortune. Since he inherited $250,000 on the death of his father, in 1914, Leet became involved in a series of esca pades. Following a short romance, he married Anne Robertson, popu lar Omaha girl. He built a luxuri ous home on one of his farms near Manning, la., on which he lived but a short time. In 1916 he won the championship of amateur automo bile racers in the United States on the Chicago speedway. More than 50,000 persons saw Billy Leet burn the curves with his gas demon for 500 miles. In January, 1917, he was sued for divorce on a charge of cruelty. His wife received an alimony of $50,000. Omahan to Make Parachute Leap During Flying Circus Captain Goodale, Promises to Drop 3,000 Feet if Dis charge Is Received in Time; Lieutenant Wiggins , to Fly Over City and Take Photographs From Air. A parachute leap from one of the airplanes taking part in the flying circus may be a feature bf the ex hibition to be- held on the k-Sar-Ben flying field at noon today. Cap tain Goodale of Fort Omaha expects to be discharged fiom the army to day, and has announced that if he is mustered out will maki the leap. Five Omaha citizens, including two women, will take rides with pilots of the circus. Mrs. Frank Selby and 'Miss Grace Allison, are the women who will try their nerves in the air flights, and E. F. F-Qlda, state secretary for the Victory Lib erty loan, Sam Burns, county chair man, and, Frank W. Judson, will also go up. The flying circus arrived in Oma ha last night and the cars were im mediately taken to the siding at Six tieth and Center streets, where the mechanics started unloading and as sembling the planes. ' The circus will start at 12 o'clock sharp, and last two hours. The field may be reached by automobile road or the West Leavenworth car line, which goes within 10 blocks. The West Lawn stuby'line runs even nearer, but it being a single track line, the service is necessarily poor. A num ber of extra cars will'ta put on the Leavenworth line to handle the crowds. Carry 17 Planes. The circus carries 17 planes, and II are used in the exhibitions. Fonr different kinds of planes are repre sented: jtie American Cuttiss, the French Spad, the English S. E. 5, and the German Fokker. The show is an imitation of the actual stunts of battle. A Curtiss plane is at tacked by two German Fokkers and is rescued by four American and British scout planes which give bat tle to the German ships. Lieut. G. Wiggins, in a Curtiss machine, will rly over the city and take -photographs from the air. An other plane will drop 60 envelopes containing orders for.-werchandise donated by the merchants of Otya ha. These goods will run from1 a set of picture postal cards to $10 worth of men's furnishings. ' Four "Aces" in Party Four "Aces" are in the party, two Americans and two English. The Americans are Maj. Edgar G. TobiiV: who is also flight commander, and Capt. William P. Erwin. Capt. Andrew B. Proctor' and Capt. Thomas Traill are the Englishmen. Captain Proctor is credited with bringing down 54 German planes and is said to have 80 to his credit altogether. To be credited with a Right TWO CENTS. His first wife is now in San Fran- Cisco. When the United Mates en tered the war, young Leet took up balloon training at Fort Omaha, but did not win a commission. While inHhe army, it was a custom of his to pay extravagant prices for "parties for his pals" at the better hotels. Married to Miss Ruddy. In November, 1917, he was mar ried to Miss Martha Ruddy, daugh ter of a wealthy manufacturer of Aurora, 111. He returned to Omaha, and on July 2fj of last year went to Camp Dodge, la., with a draft. Sev eral months later he was transferred to the officers' training school at Camp Grant, 111. He was discharged shortly after the armistice. While in Omaha, following his release from the army, young Leet expres sed intentions of starting int6 busi ness. He left for San Francisco three weeks ago. Young Leet's public career began with the inheritance of his father's wealth. His first marriage coupled with extreme1 extravagance was cause for his mother to start legal proceedings to act as guardian "over the boy." An attempt was made to annul the marriage. Leet became popular as an automobile sports man. He owned luxurious cars as well as racing cars. He took up no particular business. . ( "down" a flyer must have a wit ness. Major Tobin enlisted in the American section of the signal corps in 1917 and took the ground course at the University of Texas. He was sent overseas in July, 1917, where he studied at Tours and Avoid in the French flying schools. He served at the front from April, 1918, to the day the armistice was signed, doing special pilot duty during the last months of the war. His most daring feat was an attack, singlefyanded, on six German planes, of which he brought down three. For this he was decorated with the American Distinguished Service cross, the French Croix de Guerre and received three citations. Maj. George E. Stratemeyer', ex ecutive officer and commander of the party, is a West Point man. He started flying in 1916 with the first aero squadron at Columbus, N. M. He asked for overseas service a number of times, but his executive ability and his services at the me chanics school kept him 'in this country. The pilots with the party are Major Tobin, Captains Howard H. Powell and William P.sErwin, and Lieutenants Frank B. Estell, George H. Belser, Leland R. Hewitt, Frank lin O. Carroll, Harry C. Roberts, Paul A. Smith. Joseph L. Whitney, Edward H. Hill, Alvin St. John and Charles M. Potter. About 50 men are carried with the circus, and'nine-baggage cars and coaches make uo the special train. Democratic Party Is . "A Political Monarchy" Says Senator Sherman Pittsburgh, April 27. Uuited States Senator Lawrence Y. Sher man of Illinois, addressing the Americus Republican club last night, declared that the democratic party is a "political monarchy," the func tions of which are exercised by the president and a "group of satellites, who long ago severed their connec tion with'free government." The administrators. Senator Sher man said, are seeking to convert the government into a "socialistic slate or into a vassal of European pow ers." "The evidence of- one," he cmi tinued, "is its drift toward govern ment ownership of all the great en terprises of our country. ' The oth er is proved by the first form of the league of nations presented by the president last February." aaitaaa antra. Baaday. 12. JO; O -Buy Bonds GERMANS nrPFfiTTfl bill B- V I IV TUESDAY Italian-American Incident Will Not Influence Negotiations, JI - - X- Ml.. .J u i' f II f II i II ii t ri u our . Held at Berlin. Berlin, April 27. German dele-' gates to the peace Conference will travel to Versailles on three special trains, the first leaving Berlin today and the last Monday, It is expected that the peace terms' will be handed to the German rep resentatives Tuesday evening. The Tageblatt says it is assumed in well informed circles that the Italo-American incident will not in fluence negotiations at Versailles. Crowd of Curious Watch for German Delegates Paris, April 27. (By The Associ ated Press) A small but persistent crowd of curious persons in Ver sailles and a formidable battery of cameras and moving picture ma chines hung about Versailles park beneath the windows of the Ger man headquarters today in expecta tion of the appearance of the Ger man representatives, but aside from brief excursions by Delegates Voft Lersner and Warburg in the morn ing, they had little to reward them for their pains, as none of the Ger mans again appeared. The seating arrangements of the conference room in the Grand Tria non, now installed, evidently do not contemplate the presence otf the del egates of all the allied and associ ated powers at the preliminary meetings. Space limitations prevent inc ueiegaies oi me powers at war with Germany from meeting in this room, unless all the tables and chairs are removed and the deliberations- conducted standing. Unlike the hall of mirrors in the Versailles palace, in which it is planned to have the peace treaty signed, this room Jias no venerable associations. Academy Appeals To Have Treaty In French Language Paris, April 27 An appeal has been made by the French academy that the official text of the peace treaties to be negotiated and the covenants to be signed shall be drafted in the French language. The academy decided to. send fhe fol lowing declaration to Premier Clem enceau as chairman of the peace conference: . . , "The French academy considers it its duty to recall that French has been the diplomatic language .for more than two centuries and has been used not only in the negotia tions in which France was con cerned but also those in which she had no part. "This custom was not imposed bv France. It was established through the spontaneous accord of all na- tions, on account of the qualities of clearness and precision that charac- terize the French language. "If this custom, now more than two centuries old, is given up and if the equat value of texts published in several languages is admitted, the international relations would be ex posed to the confusion which would be sure to arise from different in terpretations. Besides, a tradition dear td France would thus be brought to an end. " .- . "Therefore, the academy feels sure that the official text of the treaties and covenants to be agreed upon will be drafted in French." Former Speaker ' . Clark Welcomes Missouri Troops Newport News, NVa., April 27. -Eight thousand troops from France, including men of the Rainbow di vision from JVIissouri, of the 35th division from Missouri and Kansas,' and of the 87th division from Ar kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, reached this port today on board the battleship South Carolina and the transports Antigone and Prin cess Matoika and began to debark in preparation for the last-stage of their trip home. "": Champ Clark, former speaker of the house of representatives,' ac companied by his Don, Lieut Col. Bennett Clark, who previously had arrived with other Missouri troops, welcomed. the Missouri men. Ex-Emperor Charles Seeks . . Health In Switzerland ; Geneva. April 27. Former Em peror Charles of Austria arrived yesterday at Montreux, where the former grand duchess of Luxem burg is staying. The former mon arch, whose health continues to give anxiety to his family, will remain for a short period. HEAR D00.