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   Moberly Democrat (Newspaper) - July 27, 1919, Moberly, Missouri                                8 Pages Today WATCH THE DEMOCRATS CLASSY UNITED RRESS NlEWS SERVICE BY WIRE 8 Pages Today MOBERLFft HAJttKG IAI NEW8PAPEB VOLUME 49 MOBERLY MISSOURI SUNDAY JULY 27 1919 NUMBEF 18 WILSON OPPOSED TO ALL TREATY RESERVATIONS President Aswiimcs tlie Initiative i the Fight Over Rjitifirat ion of Pact Washington D C July 2 ident Wilson took the Pres toda in the fight over ratification of the peace treaty He plans to go to the third time since his 7eturn from Eu rope to confer with democratic lead ers He wrote a letter to Senator Loclge oppoitlon leader answering requests of tlie senate for information and data on the Paris peace conffrerice proceedings He let it be known that he does not favorably regard reservations to the treaty This hint from the white house coming so soon after SfnatT Spencer of Missouri summltted live tentative reservations for Wilsons consideration was regarded signif icant The president also let another day go by without scheduling any more conferences with republican senators Meanwhile the sfnate took a day wlTirom debasing the both op ponents and proponents were busy in their offices putting Into shape a series of hot features for next week 1 Opposition leaVrs were eagerly awaiting publication of Wilsons let ter to Lodge as itiwas expected to re veal Wilsons present attitude toward senate demands If It is considered objectionable it may call forth comment on the cenate floor Wilson will make speeches on Ills way to San Francisco where he in tends to welcome the new Pacific fleet August lith it was learned The date of is still uncertain GERMANY HAD CHANCE FOR PEACE IN 191 in National Assembly When It Became Opportunity to End War Was Rejected Two ARO Weimar Germany July 26 The German national assembly witnessed dramatic scenes today when Mathiaa TSrzeberger minister of finance dis closed the fact that Germany re jected an opportunity to make peace m 1317 He charged the conservatives with being responsible lor neglectingor gnoring the opportunity Cries pf Murderes came from he Socialist delegates WILSON CANNOT GIVE LODGE INFORMATION HE IS TRYING TO GET Is Nf Agreement in for the Distribution of GcrniaA Indemnities TORUN WILSON FOR 3RD TERM Republlrtms Scrred Try to Get From Undor CnniRe1 of Partisan Hostility tfi President D C July 26 by L C Martin That senate democrats are planning to make President Wilson a thirdterm candidate was he declaration today of leading op ponents of the league of nations They assorted the democrats have REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE IN BIG ROW NEGRO carefully worked out a to create AVIATOR STRIKE ENDS SATURDAY a situation that may be summed up will create the irapression by senate speeches that he league is based on persona jeal uisy and partisan hostility to Wilson will open the way for the lalm that unless Wilson runs again uicl is reelected thei league of na ions will be ruiiiecl by republicans WILSON TO MAKE BIG EFFORT IN MISSOURI Washington July Vilson in a letter to Senator Lodg today declared he could not suppl the committee on foreign affairs wit all the Information it askted with re gard to the treaty negotiations a Paris The president said he would glv the committee information he ha available but he needed more time ti go through the papers he brough wth him from Paris He also told Lodge he was not able to supply him with any agreemen reached by the allied governments with regard to distributionof Ger man indemnities and said that so far as he knew there was no such agree ment in existence Stands Pat On League Fight ft Out on That Lino Washington D C July president still believes the league covenant and peace treaty will be ratified by the senate without modi fication it was learned at the white house tonight Republican senate at tacks on the document have not served to bring the president to a point where he is readjt to compro mise as opposition leaders hinted He intends to continue his stand for adoption without reservation or interpretation he let it be known to day He regards the proposed reserva tions submitted by republican sena tors as undesirable While the itinerary of histrip to the Pacific coast is not yet complete it is known that at least one stop will be made in Missouri one in Ohio and one in Utah The president is being urged to make his effort in Missouri as strong us possible because of the determin ed opposition of the Missouri sena tors HOUSE AGREES TO A RECESS DURING AUGUST Dr Xoland at Home Dr M R Isolanci and family re turned last night from a three weeks sojourn in the north While his wife and daughter enjoyed the cooling breezes of a Minnesota summer re sort the doctor put in the time at tending clinics at the noted Mayo sanitarium at Rochester Cnpt Phillips Coming Home Mrs D G Phillips of South iClark street has been notified that her husband Captain D G Phillips is now iat Camp Taylor Louisville Ky and will be home some time this week Capt Phillips made a great record in the Argonne and St battles and was pomoted from first lieutenant to captain for bravery displayed SKELETON OF MAN 18 FEET TALL IS FOUND life for 275 to Place Army Food on Market v to Reduce Prices Washington July house leaders agreed on a recess for nearly all of August plans were underway today to push through several imporcavation between the t fwr i A tant bills next week One or the results of the recess ized skeleton near Estimated He WciRhed from 2OOO to 250O Pounds and liivetl 2800 Ycais Ago Austin Tex July the re port that the fossilized skeleton of a giant IS feet tall found near Sey mour Tex is true is it the most im portant ethical discovery ever made n the world remarked Dr J E Pearce professor of anthropology of the University of Texas It would break all previous records of giants by nearly 10 foet as the tallest man known to anthropological research was only 8 feet 5 inches in height The skeleton is in possession of of W J McKinney Houston Tex oil prospector who and has been seen by a number of people who vouch for the size of the relic ot a heretofore unknown race McKinney while making an ex Brazos and I Wichita rivers came upon the fossil tiie surface Mc hould they get control the Srtration As prciof of what he third term plot republicans ointed to the fact that democrats wTio tad spoken this week on the league emphasized Vlvei charge that the presidents opponents are ieajous of his prestige and eager to tear downhis work The senate andthe foreign rela tions committee remained idle today Miss Alma Snsse of Brunswick Un der Consideration for Place ins State Chairman St Louis July be tween Representative George Dyer and JacobBabler national commit teemen frtm Missouri arid Dyer and Herman Wiel a negro member of the republican state committee featured the sessions of the republican state cpminitttee here today Dyer and Etabler crossed over the alleged endorsement of Senator Spen cers league bf nations attitude by Senator Penrose Dyer denied Pen rose madethe endorsement announc ed by Babler v The selection at a committee member precipitatedthe argument between DyeraridWeil Dyer claimed he was insulted when Wiel nominated a negro to oppose Dyer tor election to the committee H Brueggeman of St Louis was chosen a member of the Harold Lewis Strike iLeader Left WitB Aerial Mall for Chicago NEW YORK FINANCIERS OFFER AID TO GERMANS New York July 26v4The first avi ation strike in history formally ended today when Pilot Harold Lew is JeftMiueoia L I with aerial mail for Chicago There was hours because connections to delay of about Lewis missed train the aviation field REVENUEAGENTTOSELL 135GALLONSOF WHISKY Public Not to Have Chance at It However as Collector Musi Bid It in ffimwlf St Louis Julv the wartime prohibition law Collector of Internal will sell 135 gallons of whisky to himself at the east front door of the Courthouse Aug 3 The whisky in packages of various dnds is the accumulationof seizures jy revenue agents at railroad freight houses and in box cars when it was being shipped into dry territory in violation of law All of it was cam ouflaged by being put in packages purporting to contain merchandise Some was labeled cheese and some tea while some was in tool chests and sugar barrels In most cases the names and addresses of the consign ra were fictltiuos Until the dry legislation went into effect it was the custom to advertise he confiscated liquor and sell it at mblic auction to the highest bidder In the present instance Collector loore received specific instructions o gothrough the usual form of ad ertising the liquor for sale and OSting a notice at the courthouse ut he also was instructed to bid it in imself and not permit the general ublic to bid iRopers instructions aid the whisky wpuld be used iu overnment hospitals probably will be longer life for 275 Kinney writes per cent beer It is not considered estimate that this man weighed likely the senate will pass the prohifrom 2000 to 2500 pounds Accord bition enforcement bill before the ing to my deductions he lived about recesses Final approval of years ago The skull is Six noasure will have to wait until thetimes the size of that of an ordinary house reconvenes The first on the program McKinney does not explain how he for next reek is the revolution of arrived at the figures as to the prob the special house investigating com able period of the existence of this ordering Baker to remarkable man It is probable that plac large supplies of army thei tones of the giant will be do the market immediatelyin the hopenated to the Smithsonian Institution which under the direction of Dr J of reducing prices Legislation providing for deporta tion of enemy aliens will be taken up anthropological it time permits i Texas Walter Fewlces isnow conducting research work in Sing at Celebration Eddie Keating will go to Men on next Saturday to sing at a com iven in honor of returnedinFJCgk munity celebration which will be iven in honor of returned soldiers landolph county will also be rep esented by the Roanoke band which ill furnish the music national committee atthe afternoon session She was opposed by Miss Ma tilde Dallmeyer of Jefferson City Talk of a woman chairman cen tered around Miss Alma Sasseof Brunswick and Miss Dallmeyer No action 011 the office had been taken late this afternoon A introduced by dele gates from the northwest of the state putting the convention on record against the league of nations was re ferred to a committee Mrs Walter McNabb Miller of Co lumbia addressed the session early today declining to be a candidate for chairmanship A physical encounter between Congressman L C Byer and Her man Weil negro member ofthe publican state committee from the twelfth congressional district was narrowly averted at 11 a m today at the meeting of the reuubllcan state committee at the Planters ho tel when Weil proposed the name of Homer S Phillips negrolawyer as a member of the committee to suc ceed the late Gus Frey of the twelfth district Dyer several months ago was elected committeeman but the state overlooked the ratifica tion of his election Weil became commltteeinan At the meeting name was proposed as conimitteeman Weil then1 proposed Phillips The vote was taken and Dyer was elected twentyfour to fiye I havei been insulted Congress luan Dyer declared just before the vote was announced A moment after the result was given to the 200 men and women at the meeting Dyer started toward Weil Washington July ing dissatisfied air mail flyers Pilot Angliu conferred today with Otto Ctdger second assistant postmaster general in Charge of aerial I The air mail service Is working again today without a hitcc said Clager Postal officials declared the differ ences betweentliem and theaviators would be smoothed out atthe con ference today Washington Tuly of saving air service by using fuiids Would Extend Credit for the Purchase of Food and Raw Material Berlin July York finan cial interests have offered to extend Germany a credit of for the purchase of food and raw ma terial according to cable advices re ceived by the Deutschbank here to day from Herr Nordegg German fi nancial agent Nordegg said In his cablegram he would not close negoti ations until he had arrived here and disclosed who had offered the credit and the terms of the advance Three big electrical companies in Germany are planning to import TO HOLD TREATY TILL PRESIDENTS RETURNISLIKELY Senators Miffed at Being Outwitted By President Plan to Bury Pact in ForwKn jRelations Committee from the large unexpended balances or war department wassuggested to Secretary Baker and General March chief of staffbymembers of the senate military committee today At the request of Senators Thom as and New Baker said he would as certain whether a congressional reso lution would it possible to take suchfunds inthat way Baker were with the the bill providing for 8500 temporary offices to keep va rious corps running under the re duced army program authorized by congress March declared congress had or dered the department to continue the air service and other corps but had absolutely failed to provide offic es Passage of the pending bill will allow their air service to operate on a small with about 950 flyers committee that de mobilization had brought the army to about 500000 men of which 200 000 are in France He said that by September 1st the war department intends to resume constructive work abandoned while demobilization was pushed All army schools for training men will be re opened about that time weekly food shipments from America it was learned today These compan ies will distribute the food among their employes Instead of raising their wages Washington D C July 26 ator Borah issued a statement tor night declaring he would withdraw from the republican partyand make withdrawal from the campaign issue in 1920 if the sen ata ratifies rhe treaty with league of nations in it M JOURDONS WELL CHOSEN STOCK STOLEN I have been insulted and if the chair will not protect me I will pro tect myself Dyer shouted of Weil gathered TIMBER FIRES CREATE HAVOC IN MONTANA One Town WlptnJ Out and Eighteen XewFires Saturdaiy St Aiigustbie Siiflers Heavily Missoula Mont July one mountain town practically de stroyed by fire and eighteen new fires reported today the fire situation is considered by the government fores try service to Jbo growing steadily worse Nine buildings at St Ignatius forty miles north were destroyed when fire broke through the line and swept over the town Only the bank and one store were left standing Ed Sexton and wito of West Lee street are entertaining his sisters Misses Kate and Mayme Sexton of Negro friends about him State Chairman W LCole rapped for order but continued to push through the crowd toward Weil Two republican committee men seized him and led him away shouting Weil took the floor declaring the negroes in the twelfth district were in the majority and demanded rep resentation He said he had a com munication he desired to read but Cole refused to hear it ordering the discussion to cease Then order was restored GPhc Weather Generally and warm today Thunder showers and cooler in thenorthwest portion Sun day afternoon STEAMSHIP EXPLOSION KILLS 5 AND INJURES 2 Mishap tothe Melville Now on Her Way to Pacific Coast With the Fleet Colon July were re ceived here today that an explosion occurred in the toiler room of the United States Steamship Melville yesterday resulting in ten casualties in eluding five dead and five injured The Melville is a naval tender and was built in 1915 She joined the new Pacific fleet soon after her re turn from the Azores where she was on duty during the flights of the navy air planes to Europe She is now on her way to the Pacific coast with the fleet Mrs Etta Tatum and children have returned home froma visit relatives at Beyler Burglars Get Supply of Wot Goods Carefully Chosen Before July 1 St Louis July Jour dan attorney for the United Rail ways Company hasnt been greatly inconvenienced by prohibition With great foresight Jourdan stocked up before July 1 until quite an array of fancily labeled longnecked tles stood guard in his basement against the dry spell But Jourdan hadnt reckoned with the possibilities of burglars and their recent penchant for fancy bottles When he returned to his home 4540 Lindell boulevard last night he found that burglars had been there before him He also discovered that the results of several discrim inating shopping tours were gone to wit One case of whisky two cases of wine one lot of readymade cock tails one lot of L sherry one of gin i With the liquor the1 burglars took other articles aggregating in value iTourdaiitold the police ARMY AIR OFFICER SAYS MOTOR COULD NOT IGNITE DIRIGIBLE Testifies That Dead Mechanic Was Only OneWho Could HaveKnown Cause of Chicago Accidenft Chicago IIIJuly C H MaranviUe army aircraft officer at the Akron O flying field testified yesterday at the inquest into the de struction by fire of the Goodyear dirigible airship last Monday when thirteen persons met death and more than a score were injured that in his opinion sparks from the rotary motor could not have ignitedthe gas Bag No one hut Weaver could know what caused the accident and not even he unless he was facing the motors Maj Maranville said refer ring to Carl Weaverof Warren O a mechanic who was among those killed when the ship burst in flames and fell through the root of a bank building Pilot John Boefctner testified that Weaver was sitting facing the mo tors and that he was the only mem ber the crew of three who was versed in construction and operation of the rotary motor It was the first time to his knowledge Boettner said that rotary motors were used in a dirigible but he said the motors worked perfectly B B Lipsuer formerly superin tendent of the aerial mail service wiho had offered his services to the jury of technical experts admitted he had expressed an opinion to them as to the cause of the accident The Goodyear attorneys question ed the truthof Lipsners statements in relating a conversation he had with Henry Wacker a mechanic who survived the accident He said Wacker told him that the only pos sible causes of the accident were a gas tank leak and motor backfiring Pilot Boettner previously bad tes tified that an asbestos sheet 3x9 feet in dimension had protected the Washington T C July ing republican senators tonight pre dicted that the peace treaty will be held in the foreign relations commit tee until the president returns his speechmaking tour Senator Curtis the republican whip said tliat a canvass of thesit uation revealed that in the opinion of the senators the treaty will stay inthe committee four to sis weeks Senator Moses of New Hamp shire declared neither thetoreign relations nor the senate will act upon the treaty until we have had explanations of many of its features Whispers behind clos ed doors iti Paris and commnnica tions of conferences in the white house wont suffice Senator Lodge indicated that the committee members might prove tiuite stubborn because the president has decided to hold up the French defense agreement until his return from his western tour and decline to let the treaty be reported out in advance of the presentation of the French pact The presidents letter to Senator Lodge toddy indicating that considerable time may before1 the information asked for 3y tlie senate will be available added the certainty senators said that the treaty will not be the senatfe for some time 20000 TROOPS ARMYFORWHITEBREAD Bolslieviki GwardsGo over to Enemy in Order Obtain American Pood gas bag from the motors TWO MEN KILLED IN A TEXAS EXPLOSION Defective Boiler Causes HaToc in NI tioGlycerin Storage Plant at Cisco luist XiRht Cisco Texas July men are idead and two are suffering from serious injuries tonight as the result of a nitroglyceria explosion atthe storage plant of the Illinois Torpedo Company near here Tom McCullough andJ W Pree bles were blown to pieces A defective boiler is said to be the cause The plant was wrecked Machinery and timbers were blown a halt mile It is unknown whether it I will be rebuilt LATE WIRE FLASHES Paris July 2 council of five it was learned today has notified Admiral Von Tirpitz German for eign minister of marine that his sub stitution for the exkaiser in assum ing guilt for the war is impossible ind cannot be considered Von Tirpitz was told he could tes tify in behalf of the former emperor it he were willing to take the risk of facriminating himself Raymond Cropper Washington July war department agreed co hold 100000000 pounds of cop per from the marketafter a confer ence between Secretary Baker and producers it was charged today to the House committee investigating he conduct of the war by E V Morse assistant director of sales Virtually all of this copper has since been resold at reduced prices co the producers from whom it was purchased Morse said Washington July of tKe Canadian reciprocity act will be asked bythe house ways and means committee Chairman Fordney Michigan stated today James A Huleri came in from Uem ing N M yesterday to1 visit his brother C K Helen Paris July thousand Russians many of them barefoot and jwitliout iifles and unsupported by Jieavy artillery compose the North ern Russian Army whose front ex tends from the Finnish coast xox Pskov and which is driving hack to ward Petrograd a bolshevik army four times as large according tojrev ports received here from officials ot the American Relief Administration on the scene Officers soldiers klike are clamoring for tanks which had been promised them by the al lies andwiht the help ofwhich they express confidence they could reac quire Petrograd speedily The reports or me Show that after the arrival In some sectors early in July of white flour supplied by Americans many of the holsheviki succumbed to the lureof S white bread and joined their enemies One entire organization of 2000 known as the German Guards sur rendered to the antiBolshevik forces Before the American help arrived Russians suffered for lack of many things There was no soap lor in stance and cigarettes were so that they brought a rujole and a half apiece The improved and the better food iow supplied tp theNorthern Army is v men whose morale is reported lilgh as compared with that of the vik opposing them The bolshevikf have armored cars and superior ar tillery at their command There is sufficient American available in the Gulf of Finland supply Petrograd and its suburbs for three months but the lack of coor dination of allied assistance to Jtflc Northern Russian Army and to Esthoinans operating in conjunction with it is declared to he preventinc the movement upon Petrograd from progressing with sufficient to effect relief much before winter By that time the American food now near the scene would not be available it is said asit cannot be held initely on the ships without spoiling Mrs Philip Pfelfeabach and chil dren letf yesterday for a visit with relatives atlQuincy and Barry 111 I s3 1   

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