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t uejci".gt'.,Ky- sPt- 2-'Uncle
w 'Johnny" Shell, probably the oldest
-1 man in the world, prepared today to
celebrate hit 131st birthday totnor
v row by sending for a life insurance
v"You never can tell what'll hap-
yen, sonny, ne 101a tne agent, "and
I want to be prepared for the
' worst."
: .., c agent looked over his rate
card and found that his card covered
only the first 10S
- life. The agent is now busy with
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he canv insure "Uncle Johnny".
London, Sept. 2. The duke of
Rutland announces that; "owing to
' the crushing taxation due to the
X war anc t,le great rise in the cost
of, labor and commodities" he is
(M-n --,11 r c-. i
iu a,n ins lanious niaroy es
tate, which has been in the family
-, lor generations.
Geneva, Sept. 2. A beautiful
. young woman was found Monday
lying dead in the snow on the Sum
mit of Brenner pass, Tyrol, by the
- Italian military police. Nearby lay
a Browning pistol.
A note pinned to the woman's
breast contained one word:
,- '( The woman wore rings and jewel
ry worth nearly $4,000. These were
tmtouched. There was no sign of
The Italian authorities are trying
to solve the mystery. The woman
is believed to have been the victim
of an act of vengeance.
Geneya, Sept. 2. A dispatch re
ceived at Romanshorn from the
Zeppelin factory at Friedrichshafen
.denies a published report thaf the
Germans had destroyed 12 Zeppe-
The Germans will deliver their
airships to the allies in accordance
; with the peace treaty, the dispatch
Chicago, Sept. 2. Three brand
new colors blue dawn, peach blos
som and bisque will appear in the
J920 shirtwaist, according to a de
cree of the United Waist League of
v America, which has concluded a
lengthly conference with principal
ilyemakers of the country. The
league includes all the wholesale
makers of women's blouses in the
country. The dyes will be of Ameri
can manufacture.
. "An American waist dyed with
American dyes will keep its color
through the wash of 1920," said
Mr. Mossessohn, president of the
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league, uur ayers nave suivcu
.k1.m nt 'fact rnlnrs and there
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: isn't a coloron. our card that will
not .hold Out as long as the fa
brics." it-i Dfinv wnNEV
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Geneva, Sept. 2 There is so much
ready money in Germany just now.
according to the Stuttgarten Neuss
Tageblatt, that savings banks refuse
to accept further deposits except at
2 per cent interest.
The German government is con
templating the issue ot a.'ottery
loan of 450,000,000 marks ($112,500.-
VALET GETS $30,000
, HiTt t tutact-'.P
London, Sept. 2. The will ot tne
late Lord Michelhan, owner of
. Strawberry hill, famous as the home
of Horace Walpole; was probated
Monday. It leave $30,000 to Frank
Dyer, a valet
New York, Sept. 2. Anyone in
New York state who becomes tired
of life is privileged to attempt to end
' his or her troubles from thii day
- forth, without fear of being prose
cuted for a felony if - the attempt
fails. Since attempte suicide was
made a felony in 1888 there have
been but two convictions, it was
... . . i t 4im rtf
sarny ana me wasic u hib .
x policemen required to sit by the
UmAtiA nf unsuccessful self-remov-
ers and the loss of the court s time
later in listening to the would-be
suicides tell how glad they were
they failed was very considerable.
The legislature repealed- the law
and it is wiped from the slate.
TUNE OF $10,000.
Hackensack, N. J., Sept 2. A
man is shocked $10,000 worth when
served with papers in action involv
ing alleged breach of promise, ac
cording to William R. Smith, a
Tenaflv, N. J., merchant who has
started an action against Miss May
G. Phipps. He alleges "severe sick
ness of mind" as a result of two
actions brought by Miss Phipps.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 4. The
Wisconsin soldiers' bonus bill pro
viding approximately $15,000,000 to
be obtained through taxes, which
passed the recent legislature with a
referendum amendment attached to
it, at a special election throughout
the state Tuesday was ratified by a
wide margin, ranging from two to
one to 10 to one in different sec-
fions of the" state.
Under the measure, soldiers-, sail
Vs, marines arid nurses who enlisted
in. the world war will receive $10 for
each month's service,, the minimum
to be $50. ,
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 2. When
Roy Calvert lay down to sleep Mon
day night he asked his wife to
awaken him at 11:15 Tuesday. When
the hour arrived she tiptoed to his
bed and sent a x bullet crashing
through his brain. She told the
aurhoritirs she killed her husband
because "he tiad habitually abused
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Sir Edward Carson Goes to
Belfast, Where First Step
Toward Calling Out Ulster
Volunteers Has Been Taken.
Unionist leader's Perform
ances May Furnish British
Government Excuse It De
sires for Shirking Solution.
Universal Service Special Corres
pondent London, Sept. 2. Sir Edward Car
son has gone to Belfast, where he
will at once launch an anti-home
rule campaign in line with his speech
of September 28, 1914, when he said:
"When the war is over we shall
call our volunteers together and we
shall repeal the home rule bill, so
far as it concerns us, in 10 min
utes." The Daily News sys the first
step toward calling out the Ulster
volunteers, who threatened revolt in
114 if home rule included Ulster,
has been taken in the form of the
decision to re-establish the Ulster
clubs. In 1912 these clubs became
automatically battalions of the Ul
ster volunteer forces north of the
Boyne and now the decree of the
re.-establishment of the clubs is re
garded as the prelude to a general
mobilization order.
To Unfold Plans.
Carson, it is learned, is to un
fold his immediate plans at a meet
ing of the Ulster unionist council.
which is the central authority of the
Ulster provisional government.
A special dispatch to the Daily
News from Dublin says:
"There is no doubt that Carson
will display his skill in walking on
the windy side of treason and that,
as usual, he can be relied -upon to
clamor for the full rigor of the law
against those who imitate his
methods without observing his pre
cautions. "There is a strange rumor flying
around that the government will de
cline to be overawed by Carson and
it has threatened, it is said, that the
garrisons in Ulster will be increas
ed by 20,000.
May Furnish Excuse.
"On the other hand, students of
Ulster opinion think that though
Carson is unlikely to spare the coali
tion government in his speaches, his
performances will furnish it the ex
cuse it desires for shirking the solu
tion of the Irish difficulty.
"Carson's aim is to continue the
existing, confusion and chaos and
the government's object is to evade
the necessity of dealing directly with
the Irish problem. There may be a
troop concentration in northern
counties, but as long as the Ulster
garrisons are commanded by good
covenanters like Gen. Hacket Bain,
the former chief of staff of the Ul
ster government, the Carsonites are
not likely to be disturbed."
Carson Makes Address.
Belfast, Sept. 2. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Sir Edward Carson,
leader of the Ulster unionists, who
has come to Belfast to open a new
anti-home rule campaign, addressing
the Ulster unionists council today,
declared that, as far as Ireland was
concerned, colonial home rule was
the same thing as the Sinn Fein,
and that in this respect the Sinn
Fein was perfectly logical because
in reality there was nothing between
union and separation.
Sir Edward challenged the gov
ernment to make an unequivocal dec
laration whether it had anything in
its mind, bordering on the Sinn Fein,
and if not, to courageously let the
world know that Great Britain
would brook no interference,
whether by agitation in the United
States, on. the continent or else
where. ;
Self-determination was character
ized by Sir Edward as one of the
most misleading phrases ever ad
vanced. He asked if the United
States would allow the southerners
self-determination or if Canada
would permit Quebec to have self
determination. Declaring that he saw no pros
pect of a settlement of the pending
issue with regard to Ireland, Sir
E.iward predicted the early collaose
of the coalition government and a
return to prewar party Colitics. "
Senate Banks Pershing.
Washington, Sept. 2. The house
bill conferring the permanent rani;
of general upon General Pershing in
recognition of 'his service abroad,
war passed by the senate Tuesday
without debate or a record and now
goes to President Wilson.
Huge Silk Shipment.
Victoria, B. C, Sept '2. A raw
silk cargo estimated worth over
$5,000,000 was aboard the Japanese1
liner Suwa Maru, which arrived
here Tuesday from ,'thf Orient -
t -i .i
300 Representatives of Left
Faction Organize Communist
Labor Body.
'Chicago, Sept. 2. Three hundred
representatives of the left wing fac
tion of the national socialist party,
which recently withdrew from the
parent body, Tuesday organized the
Communist Labor Party of Amer
ica and adopted, the emblem of the
soviet republic of Russia with the
motjo, "Workers of the world
unite. iiie emblem consists ot a
scythe and hammer surrounded by
a .wreath of wheat. A suggestion
that a torch be added to the emblem
was voted down.
Delegate Zimmerman of Indiana
led a small minority who wanted
the new organization christened the
independent socialist party, but his
suggestion was overwhelmingly de
feated. Wednesday the party will adopt
a constitution, which it is said will
be largely patterned after that of
the soviet of the republic of Russia.
One of the first acts of the new
party was to approve a plan for
a general strike in the United States
October 8, to compel the release of
Tom Mooney, Eugene V. Debs and
other alleged class war prisoners.
Refuse to Divulge Name of
Woman Who, Officers Say,
Has Identified Suspect.
The police think they have cap
tured the "gentleman burglar." Wil
liam H. Douglas, -02 St. Mary s
avenue, is accused by Detectives
Paul Sutton, Felix Dolan, Pete Hag-
erman and Officers Sinclair and
Warner of being the man who gain
ed prominence recently by plunder
ing homes while conversing casually
with members, ot. the tamily.
The "gentleman burglar" has en
tered several Omaha homes during
the last few weeks. In each case
his work was marked by his gen
tlemanly manner. In each case, too,
he cut the telephone wires leading
from the home. His conversations
with members of the household dur
ing his visit were always quieting
to his victims. He calmly assured
them that they had nothing to fear
from him and often showed a pass
ing interest in trifles about the
house. He always went masked,
but each of his victims notftced he
"had a long nose."
Three of the arresting officers,
Dolan, Hagerman and Sinclair, claim
that Douglass has been positively
identified by a woman victim as
the gentleman burglar, but none of
the three will tell the name of the
woman. Paul Sutton says he knows
nothing of the case and has no in
formation to file with his super
ior officers regarding the arrest.
Captain Anton Vanous, in charge at
central s'tation when Douglas was
arrested, said he did not know Doug
las was supposed to be the "gen
tleman burglar until 45 minutes af
ter' Douglas had been committed to
a cell.
A Cap, said by the arresting offi
cers to have been used by Douglas
on bis "jobs," was held as evidence.
Douglas denies that he is the "gen
Ijeman burglar."
Wouldn't Leave Wife;
Two Kifled by Train;
Three Tots Orphaned
Chicago, Sept. 2. I'll stay with
you, Mary." With these words Wil
liam F. Tanner, a cashier in the of
fices of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad here, closed his eyes, em
braced his wife, whose foot was
caught in ,a railroad frog and was
killed with her when a limited train
of. the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad crashed into them last
John Miller, a flagman, in attempt
ing to rescue the couple, lost his left
leg and sustained a fracture of the
right arm.
Three little children are orphans
today because of the fateful de
cision of Tanner to die with his
Peace Council Warns
Germany of Violations
Paris, Sept. 2. The supreme
council of the peace conference de
cided today to send a note in force
ful terms to the German govern
ment pointing out the contradiction
with the Versailles treaty of the
provision In the new German consti
tution providing for the representa
tion of Austria in the German
The council demands the suppres
sion of the article within a fortnight,
declaring that otherwise the allies
will be compelled to undertake a
further occupation of the left bank
of the Rhine.
Murderer Sits on Bluff and
Shoots and Kills Fishermen
Engaged in Repairing Fish
Trap Just Below Him.
Sails for Buffalo Today From
Creveland En Route to
New York.
Government Boats Search for
Suspect, Who Is Believed to
Have Set Out for Vancouver
Island, Across Straits.
Port Angeles, Wash., Sept. 2. A
crack rifle shot sat today on a bluff
back of Pillar Point, three miles
west of here, and shot and killed
three fishermen, John Peterson,
Haugen Olson and Swigert Ander
son, who were repairing a fish trap
below the bluff. The murderer sent
one bullet into each of his victims.
Police, who suspect John Smith, a
"squatter," is connected with the
crime, have, learned Smith, soon
after the murders, set out in an open
boat for Vancouver island, across
the Straits of Juan de Fuca from
here. Smith is believed to be armed.
Government boats are searching for
Smith recently had trouble with
the three men, it was said.
English Destroyer Torpedoed
in Baltic Sea and Eight
of Crew Lost.
Resnzhe Relations.
Paris, Sept. 2.-A decree announc
ing the resumption of commercial
relations with Germany will be pub
lished Tuesday, according to the
newspapers, -
Berlin, Sept. 2. (Via London.)
German reports from Riga declare
that General Gough of the British
army has proclaimed to the popula
tion of Tetrograd that an attack is
about to be made upon that city.
Destroyer Torpedoed.
London, Sept. 2. The British de
stroyer Vittoria was torpedoed and
sunk in the Baltic sea Saturday,
August 31, the admiralty announced
Monday. Eight of her,, complement
are missing.
The Vittoria was one of the V
class of destroyers constructed by
the British admiralty during the war
Presumably the Vittoria was one
of the units of the British squad
ron operating against the bolsheviki
in the northern Baltic and the Gulf
of Finland.
Frelinghuysen Under
Harsh Criticism for
Attack on Palmer
Washington, Sept. 2. Sharp
criticism in the senate Tuesday by
Senator Frelinghuysen, republican,
New Jersey, of Attorney General
Palmer drew a defense of Mr. Pal
mer trom senators unaerwooa,
Alabama, and Williams, Mississippi,
The NewJersey senator assailed
Mr. Palmer's administration of the
alien property custodian's office and
flatly charged him witn naving pro
German sympathies before the en
trance of this country into the war,
declared he had "received German
agents in his own house." Mr. Fre
linghuysen also asserted that Mr.
Palmer was the intermediary witn
President Wilson for German inter
ests seeking to condone the Lusi
tania incident.
There is no question of Mr. Pal
mer's loyalty, Senator Underwood
declared, adding that charges against
him emanated from German inter
ests opposing disposition of German
property seized.
Senator Williams asserted charges
against Mr. Palmer were "outrage
ous" and "ridiculous." He also as
serted the charges originated with
German interests seeking to dis
credit him.
Senator Williams' retorts were so
caustic that Senator Frelinghuysen
interrupted to invoke the senate
rules against the senator impugning
another's motives, but Senator Wil
liams replied that he thought the
N,ew Jersey senator had become in
volved in the attack upon Mr. Pal
mer "quite unwittingly" after it had
been begun by German interests.
President Will Review
Pacific Fleet Sept. 13
Seattle, Wash., Sept 2. President
Wilson will review the Pacific fleet
here at 4 p. m., Saturday, September
13, according to telegrams from Sec
retary Tumulty received today by
chairmen of Seattle's presidential
and fleet welcome committees. The
historic battleship Oregon will be
the reviewing ship, the wife said.
(Bee Representative Aboard Lawson Trans
continental Airliner.)
Cleveland, O., Sept. 2. (Special
Telegram.) The giant Lawson air
ship is resting peacefully in the
hangar of the Glenn L. Martin aero
plane factory at Cleveland. . The
manager of the plant and the era
ployes are loud in. their praises of
the big Lawson airliner. Lawrence
D. Bell, manager of the plant, stated
yesterday that he could find no flaw
in its construction. Scores of per
sons have written their names on
the wings of the ship and the gen
eral intere'st in the big albatross is
We sail for Buffalo at 10 a. m.
Wednesday and it is expected that
we will pick up the governor of New
York and carry him as a passenger
to New York City.
Engineer Buranelli went over the
motors thoroughly and the ship will
be thoroughly groomed before leav
ing for Buffalo. We will follow the
shore of Lake Erie and expect to
fly high. Our altinleter registered
11,000 feet on our way to Cleveland,
which speaks well of the climbing
powers of the giant plane. We ex
pect a large crowd on the field to
see us take off. We will have 12
passengers aboard. Two' Martine
planes will leave the hangar as soon
as our plane pulls out.
It was a most remarkable trip we
just completed. The sky above us
was bright and clear and only a few
clouds appeared on the eastern hori
zon. It was an ideal day and thou
sands of Toldeoans had taken ad
vantage of the holiday and rushed
out to the landing field to see us off
for Cleveland.
We made a perfect start at 4:37
p. m. and immediately climbed to
a height of about 5,000 feet. At 6:05
we sighted Cleveland and soon
afterwards spotted the marked land
ing place.
It was a wonderful sight, as the
setting sun shone on the Ohio me
tropolis and on Lake Erie. The
lake and the river looked like pure
silver and the glass roofs, of Cleve
land's sky scrapers shone like dia
monds. News dispatches from Toledo had
heralded our flight and as the
wheels of the plane touched the
ground at the landing field, we were
greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of !
many thousands.
Wilson's Plan to Tour
Country Harshly
Criticized in House
Washington, Sept. 2. Criticizing
President Wilson's plan to tour the
country for political reasons "while
chaos and confusion exist in the in
dustrial world," Representative Rod
enberg, republican, Illinois, told the
house today that present conditions
were more critical than they were
last month when the president
"made an adroit move to shift re
sponsibility for their unrest to con
gress." In his Labor day message Roden
berg said the president appealed for
team work.
"How can you have team work,"
he asked, "when the lead horse goes
gallivanting around the world? Af
ter being absent for nearly a year,
he plans to take another trip, which
will consume a month, expenses of
which will be paid for out of the
A telegram received yesterday by
Gould Dietz from J. P. Tumulty,
President Wilson's secretary, states
that the presidential party will meet
the local committee at the Union
station next Monday morning at 9.
Mr. Dietz states that the Audi
torium meetine will be called at 10.
The arrangements are being made by
Mr. Dietz and Lysle 1. Abbott ot
the League to Enforce Peace, with
the co-operation of the Chamber of
Pershing to Lead
First Division Men
in New York Parade
New York, Sept. 2. Arrange
ments for the reception of General
Pershing and the parade of the
First division of the regular army,
with the American commander-in-chief
at its head on next Tuesday,
have been completed. General Persh
ing's ship, the Leviathan, is expected
to reach New York next Sunday or
Monday and from the time he lands
until he leaves for Washington, a
few days later, he will be the guest
of the city of "New York.
Roumania Won't Sign
Treaty With Austria
Paris, Sept. 2. Rumania will not
sign the peace treaty with Austria,
according to Intransigeant, because
of a clause introduced at the for-,
mal request of the American dele
gates concerning ethnical minori
ties. Rumania also fakes exception to
a clause regulating treaties, com
merce and railroad rates, Intransi
geant says, considering that it
would be undignified for her to ac
cept it.
Captain McNabb Fired at
While on Aerial Patrol Duty
Along International Bound
ary Near Laredo, Texas.
Labor Leaders, Financiers,
Manufacturers and Farm
ers Included.
War Department at Washing
ton Will Await Official Re
port From Commander Be
fore Considering Action.
Laredo, Tex., Sept. 2. (By The
Associated Press.)--Fired upon from
the Mexican side of the Rio Grande
Capt. David W. McNabb, United
States, aviation corps, was slightly
wounded today while on aerial pa
trol duty along the international
boundary northwest of here.
With Lieut. Von De B. Johnson,
Captain McNabb was flying slowly
up the river close to the water when
suddenly a group of Mexicans fired
a volley of shots at the airplane,
wounding McNabb near the ear.
while several shots pierced the
plane's wings.
Lol. Beaumont is. Buck, com
mander of the Laredo district, with
headquarters at Fort Mcintosh here
said tonight all that is known of
the attack is that the firing was
from a point where an outpost of
Mexican federal soldiers was known
to be located.
No additional statement would be
made by Colonel Buck, who for
warded promptly a report on the
incident to Major General Dickman,
commander of the Southern depart
ment at San Antonio. It was indi
cated no action by officers here likely
would be taken except on instruc
tions from General Dickman.
Await Official Word
Washington ,Sept. 2. The War
department will await an official re
port from Major General Dickman,
commander of the Southern depart
ment, Secretary Baker said, before
I considering1 the question of whether
some action shall be taken against
the Mexicans who fired upon an
American army airplane on the Rio
Grande, wounding one officer. Un
til some report was received, Mr.
Baker declined to speculate on what
line the department's action might
In military' circles, the firing
upon army flyers was considered far
more serious than the recent deten
tion of two other aviators for ran
som. All army machines are plain
ly marked, it was said and the press
reports from the border would in
dicate that Captain McNabb's air
plane was either on the American
side or was following the rrver
the international boundary at this
point. In either case it should have
been immune from hostile attack.
Repeated Volleys.
The fact that press dispatches re
ferred to repeated "volleys" from
the Mexican side was also con
sidered significant as indicating that
the assailants were under some sort
of military command.
Reports persist here that General
Dickman has authority to meet
such situations without waiting on
his superiors, by sending a column
across to capture or scatter the of
fending band and to clean up the
district in which they committed,
the objectionable action. It would"
not come as a surprise to many of
ficers if dispatches related to a
southward move by cavalry.
Bandit Killed.
Washington, Sept. 2. The bandit
who murdered Adam Schaefer, ah
American citizen, in Zacatecas. Au
gust 28, has been killed by Mexican
tederal troops, according to advices
to the State department today from
Mexico City. A dispatch from the
American consul at Salina Cruz
said Schaefer was a naturalized
American, thus clearing up the ques
tion of his citizenship.
When attacked Schaefer .was re
ported to have had a heavy pay
roll for the mines where he was
employed. His mother lives at
Sharpsburg, Pa.
All Crown Properties
of Italy Surrendered
to People by King
Rome, Monday, Sept. 1. King
Victor Emmanuel has decided to
surrender all the crown properties
in favor of the peasants and for na
tional work for former soldiers.
Premier Nitd, at one of the first
sittings of parliament, which is to
be opened Wednesday, will make
this announcement.
Six Tots Burn to Death.
tiegina, Sask, Sept. 2. Six chil
dren belonging to two families liv
ing in one house at Jensen, Sask.,
were burned to death, when the
house was destroyed by fire recently
in the absence of their parents, ac
cording to word brought here.
Washington, Sept. 2.--Btfore leav
ing Washington, Wednesday night,
on his speech-making tour of the
country, President Wilson will is
sue invitations ,to labor leaders,
financiers,- manufacturers and farm
ers to attend a conference early in
October for consideration of the
problems of labor and of those who
direct labor.
The president, it also was learned,
plans to complete all arrangements
for the conference before his de
parture so that the meeting may be
held immediately upon his return
the last of this month. The first
session of the conference probably
will be held at thi White House.
The entire labor situation and
also arrangements for the confer
ence were understood to have been
discussed at Tuesday's cabinet
meeting. It was presumed that the
plan to invite farmers' representa
tives was agreed upon by the cabinet.
Roads Would Be Returned to
Private . Ownership by
Cummins Bill.
Opening of Hostilities Against
Serbia After Refusing All
Offers of Conference of
Conciliation Referred To.
General Assembly Expected,.
to Meet on Saturday and
Sunday to Discuss Term,
and Frame a Reply. ,
Washington, Sept. 2. The senate
today received and discussed for
several hours a bill outlining a per
manent railroad policy as evolved
by a bipartisan interstate commerce
Paramount among the features of
the new measure, which will be
known as the Cummins bill, Senator
Cummins, republican, Iowa, having
acted as chairman of the subcom
mittee, are provisions for. termina
tioti of government .control of the
railroads, their return , to private
ownership and operation tinder, ngid
federal control and consolidation
into regional systems, and prohibi
tion of strikes and lockouts of em
ployes. The measure contains none
of the fundamentals of the Plumb
Chairman Uimmins, in presenting
the bill, explained its provisions at
leneth. He. with Senators Kobin-
son, Arkansas, and Pomerene, Ohio,
democratic members of the drafting
subcommittee, laid especial stress
on the oroDosal to penalize strikes
and lockouts, declaring the plan, al
though novel, was necessary to pro
tect the public. The employes, the
three senators explained, "are pro
tected under the bill by a provision
that their wages shall be fixed by
government agencies.
The bill,. Senator Cummins told
the senate represents months of
consideration by the subcommittee.
Its keynote, he asserted, is the plan
to terminate government control
and with concentration of the na
tions railroads into 20 to 35 region
al systems, provide for strict gov
ernment supervision ot virtually all
railway affairs.
Among the new agencies the bill
proposes are a railway transporta
tion board, largely to supervise rail
road operations; a committee on
wages and working conditions and
an employes' advisory council. The
Interstate Commerce commission
also would be given greatly in
creased powers and representation
on all railroad directorates of em
ployes and the government would
e required.
$4,000 Stock of City
Groceries Is Sold
at the Auditorium
The municipal store in the Audi
torium was opened on schedule last
night at 7:30, with a crowd in waiting;
The stocks on hand were handed
across the counter as tast as tne
clerks could pass them. Canned corn
and peas, cocoa, prunes, peaches,
soap and other staples were sold.
Boys came with their small wag
ons and some came in automobiles.
Women and men lined seyeral deep
in front of the canned goods coun
ter trying to buy the bargains
During the afternoon Mrs. H. C.
Sumney and Mrs. James Richard
son assisted in placing the prunes
and peaches in sacks.
Mayor Smith, O. M. Olson, the
mayor's secretary; Joseph Sherry,
deputy city clerk; Frank Bandle of
the Board of Public Welfare, and
Jerry Howard helped with the work.
The store was emptied within a
few hours after the opening. Nearjy
$4,000 worth of goods were sold in
quick time.
Fourth of Men Mobilized
in French Army Killed
Paris, Sept. 2. Capt Andre Tar
dieu, speaking for the government
during the debate in the chamber
of deputies this afternoon on rati
fication of the German peace treaty,
said the French war losses consti
tuted 26 per cent of the men mobil
ized. Fifty-seven per cent of all
men with the colors under 31 years
of age were killed.
Paris, Sept. 2. (By The Asso
ciajed Press.) Chancellar Karl
Renner, head of the Austrian peace:
delegation, has left for Vienna with,
the peace .treaty, which was handed,
to the Austrians Tuesday. Jrle indi
cated that he probably would ,aslc
for an extension of time, as the
Austrian general assembly would
meet on Saturday and Sunday to)
discuss the terms. "
The supreme council, it is ' said
will extend the time if Austria so
requioefc. . '
The note transmitting the ' allied'
repK to the observations of the
Austrian delegation on the condi
tions of peace addressed to Karl
Renner and signed by M. Clem
enceau, as president of the council,
folfSws: i :
Draft of the covering letter: , (If
The allied and associated powersv
have given most careful fconsidera-1
tion to the observations' o the
Austrian delegation on the draft
treaty of peace. The reply of the.
Austrian delegation objects to the
draft treaty on the grounds that inL
view of the dissolution of the AiUT
tro-Hungarian - monarchy ; trsffflf
oudlt not tn frpator) it
state at all and that in consequence
she ought not to be made in any-
special way inheritor of responsi
bilities in retrard' to reoaration. tn
which the Austro-Hungarian mnv
archy would undoubtedly be liable
did it still exist.
Austrians Responsible. -. ; V'
"As these observations point to
a fundamental misconception of the
responsibilities of the people ot
Austria,' the allied and associated,
powers feel it necessary to state as
briefly as may be the principles!
which they consider must be applied
to .the settlement of the late war so
far as Austria is concerned. 4 The"
people of Austria, together with!
their neighbors, the people of Hun
gary, bear in a peculiar degree re'
sponsibility for the calamities which!
have befallen Europe, during the
last five years. . j
"The war was precipitated by an
ultimatum presented to Serbia by
the government at Vienna reauiriri
acceptance within 48 hours of !
series of demands which amounted
to the destruction of the independ-
ence of a neighboring soverign
state. The roval trnvemmp- . f
Serbia accepted within the prescribed
nme an tne demands except those
which involved the virtual
of its independence. ' .. ...
Opened Hostilities, p .
"Yet the then Austro-Hune-ariaii
government, refusing all offers of ft
conference of conciliation on th
basis of that reolv. immediate)
opened hostilities against Serbia.'
thereby deliberately settinc liirht id
a train, which led directly to a unUi
versal war. . ,r- v; ,
"It is now evident that this ulfal
matum was no more than an insijvtf
cere excuse for beginning a war fed
which the late autocratic goverp-P
ment at Vienna, in close assoriatinrfi
with the rulers of Germany, had lond
prepared and which it considered!
the time had arrived.. The presence
of Austrian guns at the siege on
Liege and -Namur is further proofJ
if proof were required, of the
umaie association or tne govern!
ment of Vienna with the government
of Berlin in its plea (plot?) againsK
public law and ihe liberties
Europe. . . . ij. j'
"The Austrian delegation appeal;
to think that responsibility for these
acts restedsoly on the Hapsbury
dynasty and its satellites and that
by reason of the dissolution of that
monarchy through the victory of
the allies the people of Austria cat.
escape responsibility for the deedfl
of the government which was the?
own government and which had it i
home in their capital. "
Domineering Spirit ' '"
"Had the people of Austria In.
the years preceding endeavoreU tet
curb the militarist and domineering
spirit by which the government of
the Hapsburg monarchy was ' arii-
mated; had they made an effective
protest against the war, or refused
to assist or support their rulers M
prosecuting it, some attention might
now be paid to this plea. But th
fact that the war was acclaimed oflt
its outbreak in Vienna; that the
people of Austria were -its ardent
supporters from start to finish andl
that they did nothing to disassociate
themselves from the polity of theii
government and its allies until thefj
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