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fit VOLUME LXVIIl PRICE: In the City, 2c; Outside City, 5c WICHITA, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1919. PRICE: In the City, 2c; Outside City, Sc. NUMBER 7 t - 1 :.. ...... - 4( -I "'.Jiifi,: ft AUSTRIAHOLDS ALLIES' TERMS UNACCEPTABLE Unanimous Decision Reached By Government, Accord- i ing to -Newspaper of Vienna , , NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO ; STUDY DRAFT -Allies Ta Put End to -Interfere encel by-l Huns -With- c . . Food Shipments r r VIENNA, JL'NE 4. The Austrian governmtnt has decided unanimously thaj, the peace terms presented at St. Germain on Monday are unacceptable. the Neues Abendblatt says. "The Austrian cabinet met today to consider the peace terms and was In session until late at night. Printed copies pf the summary of the terms have been : presented , to all members of the national assembly which will be convened when the full text Is available. Wednesday. Stop Hun Interference PARIS., JUNE 4. The allied military authorities Informed the supreme economic council at its meeting today of steps taken to prevent the German government stopping the transportation ..of foodstuffs to Poland by way of. Danzig. The official communication on the council meeting issued today says that the council also considered the recommendations of the hlockade section concerning restrictions to be imposed on Austrian trade with' Germany, - Hungary and Bolshevik Russia. The official text of the communique Issued after the meeting reads: . "The supreme economic council held Its twenty-first meeting at the French ministry of commerce at 10 a. rn. June 2. 1919, under the chairmanship of Lord Robert Cecil. . Have Violated Armistice... It wa reported that pursuant to a request - of xthe council the allied military authorities have taken steps to prevent - th Germans from again holding up supplies .destined for Poland via Danzig, in contravention of Article XVI of the. armistice agreement. " '.. ..- ' ,v':v:': '' ''','-' I-':' "The council took into consideration recommendations from the blockade sections with regard to restrictions on trade between Austria and Germany, Bolshevist Russia and ' Hungary. . ''The importation Into GeTmany of drugs or medical accessories not obtainable in N Germany has been authorized. MEXICANS MURDER ANOTHER AMERICAN C. W. P. Tervote, Mining Engineer, Main hy la 4111a.. NOGALES. ARIZ., JUNE 4. Yaqui Indians in the La Colorado mining district of Sonora, Mexico, are ter rorizing the. community, according " to advice received here today. An other murder was reported today, that of Chas. W. P. Terv.ots, mining engineer employed by the American Mining and Smelting company. Tervote Is said to have been shot by Yaquis. Advices of the killing were wired, to the border by Harold Gaya, a Hermosillo business man. Tervote was said to be a resident of Venice, California where he leaves' a wife and family. . , , . . American consul Dyer at Nogales, Sonora again has' called ' on 'Mexican officials to place more troops In: the district where the recent outrages nave been committee. r . U. S. ARMY OFFICERS . ' FLOCK TO BRUSSELS brusselh, -JUNE 4. So many American army officers and men have been flocking to Brussel recently that General Pershing finally decld ed to assign military police to the Belgian capital area. The officer of the assistant . provost marshal, Captain George Farker, Is in a building at one of Brussels' prlncip. 1 corners and ;all Americans remaining, in the . city ' any lengt'n of time are required to register with; the American au thorities. About two hundred Amerit cans, either on leave, homeward bound, or on duty, pass through Brussels each day. The military police force is made up, of two hundred picked men from France. GET SOLDIER'S CASH WHEN HE IS RELEASED LOUISVILLE, KY, JUNE 4. A plan to establish agencies at each demob IHzation . center to arrange for the banking of funds of discharged sol filers, is being worked out by the American Bankers'! 1 association, the Red Cross and the war department, according to announcement here.; Each., soldier ordinarily is discharged jwith at least $90 ' In cash. The co-ordinated agencies see in the aggregate the basi for a new thrift campaign. The Red Cross will provide quarters and facilities, and the banks will supply tellers and clerks and open channels to transmit free of charge the soldier's money to a bank in his home town. ' The war department will sponsor the plan. It was stated. " . .. : , - . NEW TRIAL FOR BOY H v SERVING 93 YEARS MT. VERNQN,Tm0.7 JJttfE 4. Virgil Wilkx, ZP years old, in Jail here under a 997year sentence for the murder-or his father, George M.; Wllks, on the Wllks. farm jaear Verona, in 1917, wa granted a new trial today by the supreme court, according to word received by. his attorneys, Will Turn t9 'Java' With National Prohibition Staring Public In Face. Coffee Roasters Expect Prosper y -:- :- CINCINNATI, OHIO. Jl E 4. Carl W. Brand, president of the National Coffee Roasters as-: sociatlon, in an address at the annual convention of the. National Wholesale Grocers' association today declared that coffee will Increase in popularity when national prohibition be-". comes effective. . r, Recognizing this situation, the " planters of Sad Paulo, the " big coffee growing state of Brazil have ' provided - for a fund of $1,000,000 to be spent In adver-. tlsing coffee in the United States ..during the" next four years, Mr. Brand said.' "; ". "Drug: stores and s ft 'dri. '-establishment- are - Installing coffee urns," he said. Ha added that - soldiers have learned to "appreciate coffee at its true.worth". and that the "experience of the a'rrf and navy with coffee has not escaped industrial leaders. "Many factories h. ve already installed necessary paraphernalia for serving coffee dally and have found the results most gratifying and profitable," he said. RED FLAG EDITOR ( SENTENCED TO DIE COPENHAGEN, JUNE 4. Herr La-vine of . Munich, editor of the Red Flag and a revolutionist leader In Bavaria, -has been sentenced to death after a two days' trial, according to a dispatch received here from Munich. ELEVEN ARE SHOT IN TOLEDO RIOTS Two Dead, 25 Injured, Shown by Check of Casualties Among Strikers TOLEDO, O., JUNE 4. When police officials re-checked casualties resulting from riots last night in connection with the labor situation at the Willys-Overland automobile plant, the list of dead remained at two, but the number ot injured increased from 19 to 25. Of the WOOndd- 11 went aVint an the) remainder struck by rocks, br'cVs, clube and other missiles. Mayor Schreiber had received - no word from Governor, Cox in answer to his appeal . for troops to handle the situation. , Plant Is Closed. Operations at the Willys-Overland Automobile company were at a standstill today .as a result of the rioting last night in which two'persons were shot to death and 25 injured. The plant opened a week ago Monday, after two weeks of Idleness. 12C0lTOMIKE Electrical Workers Issue Call To Become Effective in .Ten Days SPRINGFIELD. ILL., JUNE 4. Sixty thousand .men and sixty thou sand operators, members of Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, will be affected by the strike call which becomes effective June 16 at 8 a. m., and unless Post master General Burleson complies with the demands of the organization the men will cease to work on the above date, according to announcement made today by Charles P. Ford, secretary of the electrical workers. ' Mr. Ford stated that representa tlves. of the electrical workers had Jteeri In Washington during the past eight months; conferring with gov ernnent officials, that they had ap pealed to every-influence that could be used. ' ',."' Sergt. York, World's Greatest Hero, to Enlist for Life Will Take Bride From Tennessee . Mountains Saturday NASHVILLE, TENN;, JUNE 4. Sergeant Alvin C. York,' world war hero and Miss Grace Williams, daugh ter of" A. F. Williams, former cir cuit, clerk of Fentress County, will be married Saturday at a celebration arranged in York's honor in Fentress County, according to a dispatch from Pall Mall, Tenn., today. PAOLA PRISONER MURDER SUSPECT , LEXINGTON, MO, JUNE 4. Prosecutor Charles A. Keith late today issued a warrant Charging Leon S. Potter, in jail at Faola, Kan., with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Sheriff Joseph C. Talbott and two deputies on the night of May 4. - I . An application to Governor Gardner for a requisition on the governor of Kansas for. the removal or the pris oner "to Lafayette county is being prepared. Prosecutor Keith said. Pot ter was arrested in Paola on a minor charge. ' . " -'' n CUT NAVY STRENGTH TO QUARTER MILLION .WASHINGTON, ' "JUNE 4. Secre tary Daniels today ordered reduction of the naval personnel to 250,000 men or less by July , L Commandants -of all shore stations and districts were directed . to discharge immediately every man who ' could possibly be spared without impairing the effi ciency : of the navy. , On June 1 there wer : armroxL mately 277,000 men , in th 3 navy of wnom about .123.0C0 were at shore stations. ' ' - WINNIPEG CROWDS AWAITING CLASH EXPECTED TODAY Two Great Factions In Demonstrations Ready for Any Trouble THREATEN LABOR HEADS WINNIPEG, JUNE 4. Winnipeg, strike torn for 20 days, today witnessed the most spectacular scenes of rival demonstrations which have taken place since the general walkout of union workers on May 15. Several thousand marchers, " mostly returned soldiers, participated in two parades to the parliament building but the processions did not meet and there, was no trouble. Ex-Soldiers Parade. Returned soldiers who refused to endorse the general strike and who repudiated the demonstrations which returned soldier strike sympathizers have made since last Friday had their first parade today. Army officers, hundreds of soldiers and some union men were in line. One banner carried at the head of the parade bore the inscription: "To hell with the alien enemy. God save the King." This parade visited parliament before the strikers' participation reached the provincial capital. Speakers told -Premier T. C. Norris that they represented the majority element of the Great War Veterans association, which stood for law and order and for recognition of constitutional government. Norris applauded the remarks. Rctady for Trouble. At this time the parade of strike sympathizers which included several hundred returned soldiers, was about a mile and a half away. Army officers and soldiers in the parade which before that parliament said their forces were not "looking for trouble" but that if trouble did" come "they would meet it like true Canadians. The real fireworks were touched off when the anti-strike parade arrived at the city hall. -Mayor Charles F. Gray told the marchers that the central strike committee had taken (Contnued on Page Two) o Lying on Deathbed Women Wills $3,000 For Son's Defense Amount Will Be Vised To Fight Murder Charge. T.OPLKA, KAN., JUNE 4. Lying on her death bed here today, Mrs. Ella B.. Reed added a codicil to her will just before she expired, creating a trust of $3,000. which it was stated in the will, "was to be. used to pay for the defense of her son, Leroy Reed, In an action of the court at Covington, La., where he is charged with murder." The will also provided that "In case my son, Leroy Reed, does not survive the impositions of that court, the residue of the amount set aside for his defense shall be ,returned to the estate to be divided among the other heirs." Mrs. Reed's estate is valued at nearly $100,000. The will was filed today Immediately after her death. Mrs. Reed was 65 years old. Inter ment will be in Val Paraiso, Ind. WANTS U. S. TO EQUIP RUSS ARMY Red Com Head Says Yanks Must Remain In Xorth ST. LOUIS, JUNE 4. America's policy in Russia was characterized as "sitting sucking our thumbs" by Major Georga . Simmons, head' of a special Red Cross mission which investigated conditions in Siberia, Who returned to his home here today. Major Simmons urged that the United States supply and equip the army of Admiral Kolchak which he predicted would enter Moscow by ' August 1 With the success of the Koichak forces, he predicted the rapid dis integration of Bolshevik movement. The 8,000 American troops at Vladi vostok, Major Simmons declared are thoroughly disheartened and want to come homCibut their presence Is abso lutely necessary for moral effect. HUNGER LEADS EUROPE TO ALLOW BOLSHEVISM Post-War Conditions Worse Than . War, Vanderllp Warns NEW YORK, JUNE 4 Frank A. Vanderlip, who resigned yesterday as president of the National City bank, reiterated today in an address before the Merchants' association his warning uttered n his return from Europe recently that great danger existed in the disorganized industrial conditions of Europe. There was greater danger threatening from post-war conditions, he said, than was threatened by the war itself. Hunger was one of the depressing factors in the situation. We would all be Bolshevists if we were hungry enough, he said. Hunger, however, was not the only cause of unrest, for "the suspicion had ' come Into the minds, of workers that, higher wages have not brought about the expected relief and working men have found that necessities of life cose more and the higher wages buy no more than they :ould get under the old rate." -o . ONE KILLED WHEN . DUGOUT COLLAPSES SMITH CENTER, KAN., JUNE 4 Softening of the earth by excessive rains caused the stone dug-out occupied, by Mr. and f Mrs. Fred Heims, near here, to collapse, killinjr Mr. Heims and so seriously Injuring his wtfn that It in t,nlt..j . :i i j . I . v UVlJtt .U DJ1Q Will UlC. Their children escaped Injury. ' u. S. Athlete With A, E. F. Smash EightFrenchVRecords Paris Papers Calls Yanks Greatest Gathering cf Stars Seen In France ' PARIS, JUNE 4. Enthusiastic comment has been, aroused in the French press by the fact that eight French track and field records were broken la the American expeditionary force meet which ended on Sunday. One newspaper describes the Americans as "the greatest gathering of athletic stars from any one country as yet seen in France. That the Americans are dangerous opponents in the inter-allied games. It says, is a fact the French should realize. Rennlck, Teschner, Ames and Richards are pointed out as particularly powerful contestants. - The French records surpassed by the Americans were the ,120 high hurdles by Ames who made the distance in 15-2-5 seconds; the 220 low hurdles by Rennick, 25 seconds; 220-yard dash by Teschner, 22 .1-5 seconds; shot pu'. by Leveredge, 44 feet, 11 3-8 Inches; discus throw by Byrd, 143 feet, 4 3-4 Inches; pole vault by Floyd, 12 feet, 4 inches; 880-yard COURIER REACHES U. S. WITH TREATY Arrives Just After Republicans Start Investigation Resolution WASHINGTON, JUNE 4. Copies of the peace treaty with Germany have reached Washington by courier, supplementing, the cabled text received by . the State Department several weeks ago. Copies have been supplied to the Japanese embassy which has forwarded them to Tokio, and it was assumed that" the text had been received by other embassies- here;; : : State department officials said today that in addition to the cabled text received at the department, the financial and reparation sections had been suplied to thj alien property custodian and other government burea'us some time ago for their information and guidance. v , , ' . ,..' . - - Had Asked, Investigation. . . .: WSHlNGTON, JUNE 4rA resolution proposing that the Senate for.-eign relations committee investigate statements that copies of the peace treaty are in the possession of certain interests in New Work and by what methods the copies were obtained, was introduced in the senate late today by Senator Hitchcock of Neb-ranka, ranking Democrat of the committee. . . o - PETROGRAD HAS NOT BEEN SURRENDERED LONDON, JUNE 4 Bolshevik propaganda was being transmitted today from the wireless station at Tsarskoe Selo, Indicating that the report that Tetrograd had been occupied or surrendered, was unlikely. An unconfirmed press report received in Copenhagen Tuesday said that Esthonian and Finnish" troops had occupied Petrograd. Tsarskoe Selo is about 15 miles south of Petrograd and the ceat of a former royal palace. EVEN THE "NE VVSIES" AT WINNIPEG STRIKE WINNIPEG. JUNE 4. Even the newsboys of Winnipeg are on strike. With the general sttril e In this city in its 20th day. the striking "newsies" forcibly- prevented the sale of Winnipeg newspapers on the ctrects. The papers were then distributed on. the streets free of charge. Vendors of the Western Labor News, the strike organ, announced It was the only paper "that could be bought." BRITISH PLANNING FLIGHT TO AMERICA LONDON, JUNE 4. Final preparations for the flight across the Atlantic of the British airship R-34 are being made at North Berwick, according to the Evening Star and it is expected that the hip will leave next week. A squad of skilled mechanics already has left England on the way to Atlantic City, N. J., where.it is expected the ship will land. CHIHAUHAUFIGHT REPORT IS FALSE EL PASO, JUNE 4. The report that Chihuahua City was attacked by Gen erals Angeles and Villa June 1st, arose from the fact that a battle took place at Santa Isabel, 12 miles from there, May 31, according to a state ment by Ellas de Lao, private secretary to Governor Andres Oritz, of the State of Chihuahua who arrived here today. , . ". - - o . -' FORD COMPLETES HIS $1,000,000 EVIDENCE MOUNT CLEMENS, MICH., JUNE 4. The first stage of the Henry Ford- Chicago Tribune libel suit," now in its fourth week, is nearly over. Coun sel for Mr. Ford said that their direct evidence would be completed this afternoonor tomorrow morning: The Tribune will then' begin its defense.; 410 'PHONE FIRMS MEETING AT TOPEKA TOPEKA., KAN., JUNE 4. Several hundred delegates representing the 450 Independent telephone companies of the state are gathering here today for the convention f the Kans.i Independent Telephone association. which opens this afternoon. run by Eby,' one minute, 5G 1-5 seconds , and Hammer throw " by - Ryan 166 feet. Teschner already held the French" 100-yard record which he made In 10 seconds. Missouri Stars."- KANSAS CIT1, JUNE '4. Earl Renick, the athlete who has brought praise from French sport critics for his - work in . the 220-yard low hardies, is the former running mate of -"Bob Simpson, former Univer slty of Missouri world champion hurdler, and has been seen on a ma Jority of the tracks of middle-west em colleges, ; western conference meets, and the annual Pennsylvania games. His home is in Kansas City. "Prof." Floyd, the pole vaulter. is another former University of Missouri track man, now a lieutenant in the Engineer corps. Floyd was at one time holder of the world's record for the indoor pole vault. He was a member of the Missouri team for three years, ending in 1916. His home is in Miami, Okla. Ames, the high hurdler, is a former University of Illinois man, who has often been seen in the middle states track offerings, being the principal rival of John "Pat" Nicholson, Missouri university's world, champion hurdler, whose records were smashed byt Simpson. " . IFIGHT AGAINST ANARCHY STARTS U."S- Secret Service Working on Bomb Plots Involving ' Many Sections WASHINGTON, JUNE 4. Secret service heads were uncommujiicative but hopeful tonight as to prospects in the nation-wide hunt for the perpetrators of the series of bomb outrages Monday night. William J. Flynn,. appointed but not formally installed as head Of -the investigation bureau of theJaepartmerit of justice, was assisting In the operations and it was, admitted that-material had been gathered which had prove'n helpful though nothing could be. disclosed. , , . A coroner's, jury assembled today to find' a verdict as to the death of the bomb planter killed by the explosion of his own bomb at the home of Attorney General Palmer, adjourn-efl 'withotjttattempting tor complete a verdict.' ' Officials " said ; there A was nothing to -decide In view of r the circumstances arid that the Jury would be called together again lf more facts became available. Wilson Congratulates Palmer . Washington police were still working in conjunction with New York and Philadelphia authorities . and with special' department, of justice special agents but no arrests were made. President Wilson, in a cablegram to Mr. Palmer, today said: ': "' i "My heartfelt" congratulations on your -escape. I i deeply thankful that the miscreants failed in all their attempts." GOVERNOR SAYS PRO- HUNS RULE CHICAGO Hardin Declares Germans Secure Jobs Ahead of Ytinks. CEDAR RAPIDS. IA., JUNE 4. In an address before the United Spanish American war Veterans here today, Governor Harding, of Iowa, accused the city government of Chicago with being un-American and pro-German, The governor said that it had come to his attention that Chicago industry was giving employment to men of German and Austrian descent and that returned soldiers were being turned down. Governor Harding also said that all "isms" except" American ism must bo driven out of America and that all radicals must be deported. Colonel Matt Tinley, of the Rainbow division, also addressed the. reunion on loyalty. He deplored the recent happenings at Lowden and said it was the duty of all veterans to watch, the pro-German element. WOMEN ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO, JUNE 4. A verdict of guilty of murder in the second - degree was returned to day by -the jury in the trial of Cal Bailey, cnarged with the murder of James R. Bradley in this city on April 4, last. His punishment was fixed at 25 years in the penitentiary. Mrs. Oma Bradley widow of the slain, man, and Mrs, Ellen . Stricklers, his daughter, who were tried jointly as being accessories, were acquitted. MYSTERY EXPLOSION x WRECKS AUTOMOBILE CHICAGO, JUNE 4.Pollce and government agents are investigating a mysterious explosion which occurred in a "North Side street early - this morning in which a large automobile was wrecked. " Three sticks of dynamite and 50 feet of fuse were found in a vacant lot within several hundred feet of the wrecked motor car. No trace of the occupants of the ear has been found. INSANITY PLEA FAILS TO SAVE t KANSAS CITY, MO., JUNE 4 Nicholas Miller, a contractor, was found guilty by a jury late today of assault with intent to kill. Curtis Hill, former engineer, for-the Missouri state highway commission. I ' The 'alleged assault occurred on June 7, .1918. Miller was sentenced to serve a two-year term in the penitentiary. He had pleaded insanity as his defense. ' . . " THR WEATHER " CHICAGO. JUNE 4. Forecast: , v Kansas Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled Thursday and Friday: not much chanere in temperature Oklahoma Thursday cloudv. showers In east portion: Friday fair. ' GIVE FEDERAL AID ON 850 MILES OF ROADS IN KANSAS State Will Receive $8,000,000 From Government for. Highway Work MANY COUNTIES ACTIVE TOPEKA. KAN., JUNE 4. Petitions for 315 miles of hard surfaced roads were approved today by the. state highway commission, thus bringing the Kansas total up to 850 miles. The total cost of the roads w'nich have been approved will be approximately $16,000,000. County commissioners have approved petitions for $7,000,000 worth of additional roads but the petitions have not yet reached the state highway ..commission. ' ; ' The state is allowed $8,000,000 of federal aid during the next two years on the basis of the government paying fifty per cent of the cost of construction. One Petition Rejected ; One of the first petitions acted upon was the Fort Scott-Wichita " road, of the St. Louis to Frisco highway. The commission granted 50-50 federal aid on 25 miles of this road in Bourbon county. 'Wilson county secured federal aid on 26 miles of gravel highway on the Capital City Highway, Lane county received federal aid for 40 miles of dir' roads and Atchison county's petition for aid on dirt roads was refused, the commission ruling, that in the eastern half federal aid will be granted only on Viard surfaced roads. Applications also , were presented by Sedgwick, Wyandotte, Reno. Jefferson, Morris, Leavenworth and Republic counties. The commission continues in session thia afternoon. BeloAV are given the roads which are approved subject to official inspection by the state highway engineers: Salina Salina to the Ottawa county line, 75 miles concrete brick or bituminous macadam. ; Shawnee Topeka to Jackson, county line, 9 miles, 18 feet wide, con crete brick," bituminous macadam or gravel- .... . - Sumner 351 miles, over Meridian (Continued on Page Two) Germany Wants U. S. I AsiiHer Protector ; JC; Or Senior Partner Would Give This Country Lion's Share ' - Of Profits. BERLIN, JUNE 4. There seems to be a widespread demand on the part of Germans that efforts be made to Induce America to enter Into a sort of limited alliance with Germany or take protectorate over this country, elvinnr Germany financial aid and protection and-taking in return the lion's share of the profits of "the country's industrial activities. ' This sentiment which first made its appearance last December, s appears to have become stronger very recently. Privy Councillor Bergman, formerly a partner in the German Edison company and one of the largest electrical magnates here, suggests a German-American partnership with America the senior and controlling partner. ' V FLOATING SAVINGS BANK IS PLANNED DETROIT, MICH.. JUNE 4. A floating savings bank as a branch of the postal savings bank is . being planned by Pbstmaster William J. Nagel of Detroit for the convenience of seamen on Great Lakes freighters passing through the Detroit river. . -He. would establish it on the little boat Wnlch carries mail to and from vessels passing through the river. The plan, would enable sailors to deposit savings without bothering to land in lake ports. , PARIS LIMITS WET GOODS FOR WOMEN PARIS, JUNE 4. No longer will it be necessary to serve a liqueor Sn a cup in French cafes, when the hours fixed ty aw for meals have passed. The decree limiting serving of intoxicants to fixed mea hours has been annulled for male civilians, ana the subterfuge of using a cup which the representatives of law and order always carefully avoided noting, will now be needed only for women and minors, and for soldiers In uniform. A Freeh writer says the soldiers have been allowed to take Tahure, Douau-mont and Vaux but may not take brandy or whisky. LOS ANGELES MAYOR WINS FOURTH TIME LOS ANGELES, CAL., JUNE 4. Meredith P. Snyder, banker and three times mayor of Los Angeles, defeated F. T. Woodman, incumbent, for mayor in the , election yesterday, according to returns today from 685 precincts out of 755 The vote was, Snyder, 41,-709; Woodman.. 25,620. . . 1 o . TELEGRAPHERS JOir: ATLANTA STRIKERS ATLANTA, GA., JUNE 4. Union telegraphers employed by the Western Union Telegraph -company at Atlanta went on strike today in sympathy with the telephone operators o,f the Southern Bell and Atlanta Telephone companies 'who left their switch boards Monday. ' ; v . " - -n -o . '",. 5,100 KILLED BY VOLCANO IN JAVA THE HAGUE, JUNE 4. The governor general of the Kediri district ot Java reports that 5.100 persons were killed in the recent eruption of the volcano of XCalut. - : BASIC CHANGES Enfranchisement of the other half of the United States is an accomplished fact, except for the form of ratifi ation by the states. The U. S. senate, the .only barrier to enfranchisement of women that has existed for some time, actually has surrendered. The . women have won their long fight. This is a revolutionary change In the structure of the governing b.ody of this country. It is a change accomplished without bloodshed, without , violence, a change demanded by the great majority of the people. Thus within .one year has the organic law of thi- republic been subjected to two vital, basic changes. The people of the country .are to . give up intoxicating liquor in - every 'form, forever. Then the nation admits to full participation -in'- the affairs of government one-half of its population hitherto denied the right to vote. In actual practice the result will not be i.uite so sweeping, for in many states the women already vote through operation of state laws. But now the na.tion as a whole admits, by action of its congress, all women to vote upon the same terms as men. Here were two long, long fights, with much to be said, and all. of it said often, on both sides. The fights are ended. The nation is voted dry, and the women are enfranchised. When all is over and the last flicker of opposition has died 'down, everyone will admit that the right has won. And it took no shooting, no red-ragging, to accomplish . these fundamental changes in our basic law. Other vital changes, just as fundamental as these two, are coming. Many talk of machine-guns as the weapons- of persuasion. But while the ballot works so well the will of the people, why talk of guns? YANKS SAIL FROM RUSSIA FOR HOME One-Third cf American Force on Archangel Front Leave for Bre.it ARCHANGEL. JUNE 4. A COntin- gent of American infantry which has been serving in Northern Rusr a, hoarded a"1 transoort ' today for the Journey to the United States. Tnese are the first American troops detail ed to sail for home. The detachment will go to Brest. Six companies of the 339th infantry, about i l,C0O men, or approximately one-third of the American force on the Archangel ' front; Comprise- the first detachment to leave. They, embarked at Ecconomic. tne winter port of Archangel. ; -. . . O Millions May Meet President at St. T.fMlic Tlnnn TtttllYn LOUis upon neiurnl City Wants WHrion's First Address 91i (to There ST. LOUIS. MO., JUNE 4. Cablegrams signed by public offic'als and civic organizations were dispatched here today to President Wilson at Faris urging him when he returns to America to deliver his first address on the LeaKue of Nations at a mass meeting in St. Louis. It Is planned' to hold the meeting In the natural ampitheater on Art Hill at Forest Park, where according ,to the cable grams 300,000 persons can be seated and several million can gather on the plaza. Engineers, the cablegrams said. have guaranteed to. aid the natural acoustics of. the amphitheater so that the address can lie heard by the entire audience. The spot was the council grounds of the great Indian nations of the past. " ASKS MILLIONS JO AID EX-SOLDIEBS WASHINGTON. JUNE 4. Insertion in the sundry bill of an appropria tion of $4,600,000 for maintenance of the federal employment service during the next fiscal year was urged by Col. Arthur , Woods, assistant to the secretary of war on employment of discharged soldiers. MARINES LAND; HAVE SITUATION IN HAND" SAN SALVADOR. REPUBLIC OF SALVADOR, JUNE 4. American marines have been landed at Puntarenas, and Port Limon, Costa Rica, because of the revolution against the government headed by General Tinoco, according to dispatches printed in newspapers here. " VOTE $31,600,000 FOR AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON, JUNE 4. The $31,-600.000 agricultural appropriation bill was passed today by the house with only one dissenting vote and sent to the senate.: A proposal to direct the house committee to Increase the f 1,-500,000 appropriation for farm demonstration work by $1,000,000 was defeated. - -" BERLIN SMOKERS PAY HUGE TAXES BERLIN. JUNE 4. Germany, plans to materially increase its income through increased cigarette and tobacco taxes. Smokers see prospects of further "Hardships in this. The cigarette "tax yielded 520,000,000 marks in the first , nine months of 1919.- -. Simultaneonusly, cigarettes steadily deteriorated In quality until they both were expensive and wretchedly poor. . , TAFT DECLARES HUNS W ILL SIGN PITTSBURGH, JUNE 4. "Germany, too, will sign the peace. treaty," said Former President " William . Howard Taft, who is here today to ir.a&e two addresses at mass meetings furthering the League to Enforce Peace, AMENDMENT IS v: GIVEN LARGE SENATE VOTE Previously Passed by House, Measure Carries Senate by Vote of 56 to 25 v"- r LODGE AND BORAH VOTE AG A INS; IT Amendment Providing Rati fication by People, Rather.; Than Legislatures Is Defeated . TEXT OP. AMENDMENT . , , GIVING WOMEX VOTES. ; . The woman suffrage amend- v ment to the national constitution, l if ratified by three-fourths of the ' state legislatures, - will read as follows: - - "Article 19 Section 1: The ' right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged . by the United States or by any state n account of-sex. ' -. ' ' i- "Section 2 Congress shall have! power, by appropriate leglsla- tion, to enforce the provisions of this article." WASHINGTON, JUNE 4. Action by-congress on equal suffrage subject of a fight of forty years duration-Tended today in adoption by the senate by a vote of 56 to 25 of the historic Susan B. Anthony constituticmal amendment resolution. - The proposed amendment, adopted by the house ly a vote of S04 to !, May 21, as the first act of the new congress, now goes to the states, ratification by . legislatures of thr.ee-fourths of which Is required for its incorporation in the federal constitut-tion. - ;,, (- Votes'to Spare The roll call today showed two votes ' more lnan .me necessary iwu-umua lor tne resolution wnicn was draitca by Susan B. Anthony in 1875 and in- troduced by Senator Sargent of Cali- i ,0a n 15'8- Counting paired and absent '.mem bers, the senate actually stood 66 to 30 for the measure. ' Loud applause unchecked by ' the ' V """"" ngunced , following two. days', debate and many jubilation meetings were' in progress . tonight at headquarters of various women's organizations which have been, active in support of the measure. ' Rush Signatures. Immediately ; after he serfate action the resolution was taken to Speaker . Gilletfs office and signed. lt waa rushed by to the 8enate tor its presiding officer's signature but arrived after the senate had adjourned and will be approved tomorrow." President Wilson's signature, It was stated, is not necessary although the resolution will be sent to the-White House as usual and may be signed by the executive. It will be certified to the states by the state de- Partment Kansas Senators Favor. Upon the senate's roll call today the vote was as follows: ' For adoption: Republicans Cappe", Cummins, Curtis Edge. Elkins, Fall, Fernald, France, Frelingnuysen, Gronna, Hale, Harding, Johnson of California, Jones of Washington, Kellogg, Kenyon, Keyes, La Follette, Lenroot, McCcrmick, McCumber, Mc-Nary, Nelson," New, Newberry, Norris, Page, Thipps, Poindexter, Sherman, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling Sutherland, Warren, Waston, Total, 36. Democrats Ashurst, Chamberlain, Culberson, Harris, Henderson, ' Jonea of New Mexico.'Kehdrick, KIrby, Mc-Keliar, Myers, Nugent, Phelan, Pitt-man, Ransdell, Sheppard, Smtth ot Arizona, Stanley, Thomas, Walsh - of Massachusetts, -Walsh of Montahav Ttotal, 20. Total for adption, 56' Borah and Lodge Oppose, Against Republicans: Borah, liran-degee, Dillingham, Knox, Lodge, McLean, Moses and Wadsworth. Total, 8. ; - . Democrats Bankhead, Beckham, Dial, Fletcher, Gay, Harrison Hitchcock, Overman, Reed, Simmons,' Smith of Maryland; Smith of South Carolina; Swanson, Tram- ell. Underwood, Williams and'' Wolcott. Total, 17, Total against, 25. vrr Those paired were: i Senators Ball and King for, with Shields against; Calder and Townsend for, .with Pen- ' rose against; Gerry and Johnson of South Dakota, for,' with Martin against; Gore and Colt for,""witfc Pomerene against. , ' Senators Owen, Robinson and Smith of Georgia; were absent and were not paired. ' . . ; .'' . 250 WOUNDED YANKS REACH FORT RILEY JUNCTION CITY. KAN., JUNE 4. Two hundred and fifty-four new patients were registered" at the base hospital at Fort Riley today, practically all of them from Kansas and adjoining states. They were,' sent here from eastern debarkation hospitals.. Today's arrivals brought the total number or patients at the hospital to 1,034, the largest number In many weeks." U.S. NOTE ON TROOPS V DISAPPOINTS MEXICO " . 1 ."' ' -! . . NOGALES. ARIZ., JUNE 4. It waa stated the Mexican officials . hoped last , night that' there was .a": possibility of -moving ; the troops through the United States and:, had ; applied to theSouthern . Pacific , De' Mexico for equipment to handle two,, thousand men.. On being v notified by American officials today of the order, from Washington that the permit would not be forthcoming,- plans ' for the traneportation were abandoned.

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