Sandusky Register (Newspaper) - April 17, 1919, Sandusky, Ohio FINAL HE SANDUSKY �iff,*')' Pr^TCTlTlJ Exclusive Associated Preni Service- F OUNDE,D 182 2-More Than 5500 Copies Sold Daily XjL ^ VOL. 9 7. NO. 9 2. * * * SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1919. * * * PRICE: THREE CENTS mm h � � � Mi aim *mm� mm mm mm mm ^m*. - _��...... _ __ BELGIUM DECLINES TO JUDGE KAISER ENTENTE WILL SEND FOOD TO RUSSIANS! STIPULATE BOLSHEVIK MUST QUIT FIGHTING Various Articles of Peace Treaty Are Referred Back to Drafting Body. PARIS, April 16.-An agreement was reached today by the associated powers to send food to Russia under neutral control, but the French representatives! made several reservations which will be considered tomorrow. It seems likely, however, that the objections would be overcome and that the relief work win be pressed rapidly. The agreement stipulates that the Bolsheviki must cease hostilities. Robert M'Cormick Diplomat, Dies at Home in Chicago QHICAGO, April 16.-Robert Sanderson McCormick, American diplomat and father of United States Senator Robert Medill McConnick, of Illinois, and Robert R. McCormick, one of the editors of the Chicago Tribune, died of pneumonia today at his home in Hinsdale, a tuburb. Ill health, which forced him to retire as United States ambassador to France in 1007, had been with him much of the lime since. In 1001 President McKinley appointed him minister to Austria to succeed Addison C. Harrison, and during his service the ministry ivas raised to an ambassadorship. In 1903 President Roosevelt transferred McCormick to be ambassador to Russia. McCormick aided in gaining entrance to Russia for the Associated Press, which made possible a lifting of the veil which had hid events in Russia from the rest of the world. (By The Associated Press.) Premier Clonenoeau, president of tJfoe peaPe conference, yesterday presided over n. meeting of Uie various powers at war with Germany and gave them some of the details concerning (he coming Versailles congress on April 25, when Uie German envoys will l>o present. It has not been disclosed whether tho Invitation to the Germans will bo tesned in the name of tho council of five or all tho powers represented at tho peace conference. The foreign ministers, who had under consideration certain provisions of the peace treaty, have reported to the council of ten that Borne of the articles have been referred back to the drafting committee. It Is understood that the remaining- articles will \ be disposed of at the very earliest j date. j The British prtmo minister. David i Lloyd-Of orge, has presented the situ- ; atlon at Paris before the house of i commons. In a length/ speech he contented himself with discussing , pt.-neral aspects, rather than details of what the peace conference hat , rione. lie opposed Intervention -in | Itussla, declared that Bolshevism was' gradually waning-breaking down under the relentless force of eeononi-1'- farts-deprecated attempts to sow . dissension among- the delegates, and declared that the whole peace of the . world hangs on the society of nations. ; Uremcn Workmen On Strike. ! �\S'ith rioting still reported to lie rampant In Munich and strikes eon- ] tinning In numerous other parts of. Germany, the workmen at Bremen : Germany's big port on the Weser ; have called a general walkout which i is nffeotnlg most of tho big Industrial! postmaster-general, works and the street railways. Un-j official advices are to the effect that soldiers and noncommissioned offl-1 cers of the German army also have J threatened to strike if an order re-! duclng their pay to a peace time basis I Is not rescinded. The financial sec- ! tion of the allied and associated gov- I eminent In conference with flnan- | clers of Holland, Denmark, Norway Sweden and Switzerland, hav> concluded an arrangement to permit Germany to obtain food and raw materials and also for an adjustment of maturing credits of Germany In Neutral states. Albania Is the latest state to request the peace conferonco to provide for Its complete Independence, rectification of Its frontiers and the appointment of a mandatory to supervise the government. Helgoland, Germany's extensively fortified island in the North Sea, barring entrance to the mouths of thjc Kibe and Weser rivers, la to be dismantled and virtually destroyed by-order of the council of four, according to unofficial udvlces. PUBLIC HEALTH BILL IS PASSED IN OHIO SENATE House Approves Auto Speed Measure; Assembly Working Fast Preparatory to Recess Until May 5. COLUMBUS, 0., April 16.-The general assembly was working on high speed tonight preparatory to recessing tomorrow until May 5, when the members will return to finish up the business of the session. The house began limiting debate to two minute?. Outstanding features of today's session wen; the passage of the Hughes public health bUl in tho senate, passage of the JVloyd automobile speed hill in tho house, and the defeat by the house of a bill introduced by Representative Hop. pie, of Cleveland, which would give the special state Investigators probing the Cleveland crime wave the right to �U1 a si>eeial grand jury. Tho Hughes health bill, which provides for organization of public health districts throughout the state under the state department of health, also tho Lloyd bill, regulating the speed of automobiles, havo now passed both houses. The motor vehicle bill is a duplicate of the New York speed laws, limiting the speed to 30 miles an hour In tho country, 20 miles an hour in outlying districts of cities, and 1j miles in tho congested districts. Thero was Introduced In the senate today a resolution by Senator Lloyd, of Franklin, asking the public utilities commission to petition tho as head of the telephone lines, to take steps to consolidate competing telephone companies and provide for one system only. Provide New Institutions. Tho house passed tho Feclerman i bill, providing for two now institutions for the feeble-minded and appropriat-I ing $C50,000 for the erection of one 1 building immediately. The location of the new institutions Is to be made by tho state board of admlnlstraton. Prohibition enforcement legislation, as provided in tho Crabbe bills, which seek to amend present regulatory statutes so they will apply to-prohibition, will go over until May C, after the recess. The house also passed a bill by Representative Carpenter, of Jefferson county, which Increases the maximum (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3.) BE SOCIAL CENTERS TOLKDO, O., April 16.-Announcement was made today by the manage* ment that the Huebner-Toledo Breweries Co., one of the largest concerns of the kind in Ohio, will devote its 13,000,000 plant here to the manufacture of temperance beer, and will operate 175 saloons aa aoelal Centers. The mo policy Is to be followed regarding Huobner saloon properties in va-ioiis parts of the state. The company announced also tho extensive manufacture of ice, which It expects to supply at lower prioes. Moonshiners Wound 2 Revenue Officers PIKKVILLE, Ky., April IB. -Portions believed to be moonshiners ambushed a party of four internal revenue officers near the Virginia state lino yesterday, shot and probably fatally wounded Doputy C. C. Smith, of Louisville, and slightly wounded Deputy A. J. Potter, of Pfkesvllle. Tho officers, who were searching for illicit stills, wore fired upon as they entered a defile In the mountains. The � authorities here today were advised ithat the place whore the attack occurred was being surrounded. FIGHTERS TO GET VICTORY MEDALS CAMP SHERMAN, CHILLICOTIIE, April 16.-A war service medal, to be known as the Victory Medal, will bo awarded all officers and enlisted men, including members of the students army training corps, who served on active duty In the army for a period of 15 days at any time between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, and whose service was honorable, it was announced here today. Pattlo clasps will be awarded for each of the following major operations: Bomme (defensive); Lys, A lane, Moiitdidier-Noyan, Champagne-Marne, Alsne-Marno (Offensive), Olse-Aisno, Ypres-Lys, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Aigonne, and Vlttorla-Veneto. To be eligible for a battlo clasp tho officer or unlisted man must actually have participated under orders in the engagement. A bronze star, three-quarters of an inch In diameter, will bo placed on tho service ribbon for every battle clasp awarded, it was slated in tho order authorizing the wearing of tho victory medal. Soldiers cited in orders for gallantry, not Justifying the award of a distinct medal, are entitled to wear a silver star for each citation. Pending Iho Issuance of tho victory medals, soldiers are authorized to wear a silver star for each citation. Pending the issuance of tho Victory medals, soldiers are authori/.id to wear service ribbons :�(! .--firs, the order says. 3 GENERALS FOR PRESENT PUNISHMENT Oppose Court Martial Changes, Assert That Accused Are Now Well Protected. WASHINGTON, April 18.-Three major-gtiierals of tho regular niHiiy, I/oonard Wood and Hugh T-i. S"ott (retired), former chiefs of tho general staff and each of whom trained and commanded divisions during tlie war, and John L.- Chamberlain, Inspector-general, opposed today befcrro tlie American Jlnr Association committee lnquir-hig into tlie subject of military Ju.'rt.U'e, any plan taking from tho president and tlie generals tho control they now exercise over cou its - martla L The present controversy as to wartime sentences began with the proposal of Lieut.-Col. Samuel T. Ansell, then acting Judge advocate general, to repose in tho judge advocate general final jurisdiction of these cases. The three officers heard today by the committee were in agreement that the proposed change would impair the disciplinary system, although all of them saw defects In existing laws or regulations which should be remedied. To meet complaints as to excessive sentences, tho officers were of tho opinion that the president should be authorized by law to fix maximum penalties In war times as well as in peace. "But whatever Is done," General Wood declared, "don't give us any possibility of a Harry Thaw case In the army. Give us a simple, direct process. We don't want the haggling over technicalities of civil court cases." Gen. Scott was positive In his assertion that control of discipline was an essential function of command. "The weakening of discipline In the Prussian army" said Gen. Scott, who was a member of the Root Mission to Russia, "destroyed Russia." Inexperienced Officers Hit. YvTjlle probably 75 per cent of the cases brought to trial during the war never should have reached a court martial stage,. Gen. Good said. It was the Inexperience of officers, their lack of the "habit of command" and tho failure of the human element that could not be readied by law which caused this situation. Gen. Wood urged that more careful scrunity should be given to cases before they were brought to trial, particularly by division or department commanders; that greater USE bo made of the many disciplinary measures not Involving legal proceedings at the disposal of commanders; that competent counsel be assigned for all prisoners to protect their right.", and that judge advocators of courts incline toward the French system by which the legal officer merely presents the case and does not take on the character of a prosecuting officer. The tendency of courtsmarlial, all three generals contended, was toward protection of the accused. Gen. Wood suggested, however, that tho practice of the Civil War confederate army of forming permanent courts of officers physically disqualified for active service could well be adopted. CONFIDENCE VOTE IS GIVEN PREMIER x _____ Chamber Deputies Sustains Refusal France's Ministry to Reveal Peace Terms. PARIS, April 16.-The Chamber of Deputies today, by a vote of 334 to 166, expressed its confidence in the government on a question whether France's conditions of peace should be made known to parliament after Foreign Minister Pichon had declined to outline the details of the peace preliminaries until tho treaty had been signed. M. Pichon, the foreign minister, asked the minister on what day ho would accept an interpellation on tho conditions on which the government would mako known tho terms of peace to parliament. Pichon refused to give any details of tho peace preliminaries^ Those, the minister added, would be submitted for ratification by parliament as soon as signed. He then asked that tho matter bo dropped, making it a question of confidence in the gov-i ernmonv. ' M. Pichon, In his address, pointed out that to submit the peace preliminaries to parliament before the signa-1 ture of the treaty would lie unconstitutional; that it would be substituting legislative for executive power. There-iU>on Jean lion, socialist, interjected that tho German government at Weimar would know tho terms before tho French chamber of deputies. Later the same deputy shouted that Premier Clemcnceau had betrayed tho country. M. Pichon reminded the. house be Belgian Refugees Bid Farewell to England Belgian refugees driven from their homos early in the war by the overrunning of their country by the German hordes, bidding farewell to Kngland and her hospitality. Thousands of Belgians, loaded with bundles, have left the little Belgian village which they constructed In England to go back to their homeland. The photo shows part of the thirteen hundred Belgians who left for home aboard the steamship Guildford Castle from Tillbury, England. NOTED SOLDIERS HERE TODAY FOR BIG LOAN RALLY Today's Loan Program. 3 p. m.-Arrival "Freedom's Fighting Six," N. Y. C. depot. 3:15 p. m.-Parade headed by Y. M. S. band to local hotel. 3:45 p. m.-Reception for visitors. 6 p. m.-Dinner at hotel or Y. M. C. A. banquet. 7:30 p. m.-Band concert at High school auditorium. 8 p. m.-Mass meeting in High school auditorium. Addresses by visitors. Sandusky Is to have the honor this afternoon and tonight of entertainln representatives of five allied countries who contributed towards winning the great world war. These men, booked as "Freedom's Fighting Six," are touring the country boosting tho Victory Liberty loan. Each of them has been dacorated for services In tho great struggle. The officers are: Capt. "L. D. Glbbs, member of the British high commission for America-the man who introduced aeronautics into the British army. Lieut. A. Shaw, of the Canadian commission, wounded severely at VImy Ridge. Marshal E. Hendricks, secretary of tho Belgian high commission for America. Lieut. Raine Froument, representing tho French high commission. Joined the French army as a private, served for three years, Avound&d at Verdun, lay on field for 12 hours,' gassed after being wounded. Capt. F. C. Rodick, representing America, decorated at Camp Sherman by special orders of Secretary Baker on last Friday. With tho STlh division at Chateau Thierry, decorated for special bravery shown In the Argunne Forest. Plan Big Reception. A reception committee composed of tlie mayor, city commission, city man- ager, city solicitor, members of the general loan committee and Erie County War League executive committee, president and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Misses Inez McKee and Gertrude Schnaitter, Red Cross nurses, and Attorney E. J. Ro-sino, chairman of the returned soldiers' organization, will be at the depot to greet these distinguished visitors as they alight from the train. The Y. M. S. band, under command of Cyril Daniels, will head a procession of automobiles that will form at the depot and move down town. Each of tho visitors, with his lnslgnias, will occupy a separato automobile. They come hero from Pittsburg. Every merchant in Sandusky and every resident Is urged to put out their flags early today and keep them flying tintil the visitors have left the city. The central loan committee requests the decorations to bo made early. Teh band will play a concert In front of the high school auditorium at night previous to the speaking. It had originally been planned to have a meeting only of the Erie County War Leaguo workers tonight to receive their supplies and Instructions, but the public is invited. Notable Gathering. Not since the United States entered (Continued on Page -, Col. Z.) "THE GREAT MEXICAN MYSTERY" OR WHAT IS IT PROF. MOSELEY WILL SHOW AT SCHOOL MUSEUM? Is Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson in the house? Quick! We have hero tho Great Mexican Mystery to baffle us until Sunday, April 27th, unless one of the world's greatest solvers of the mystifying comes to our rescue. Tho mystery as to tho wonderful, awe - inspiring specimen which Prof. E. L. Moseley, curator, will exhibit at tho High School museum for one day only Sunday, April 27, remains an enigma. Some time ago, Prof. Moseley told the public through Tlie Register, that at tlie next public opening of the museum, he would show a specimen far more rare and wonderful than anything ho has yet exhibited there. Now the professor writes Tlie Register from Bowling Green and says: "Tho wonderful specimen which will be exhibited at th� Migli School Museum on the afternoon THE WEATHER OHIO FORI'X'AST-Cloudy TIiiii-s-day, rain or snow near the lakes; colder north and cast imji-Uoks. Friday, fair, warmer. Highest temperature yesterday. On same date last year........ Lowest temperature yesterday. tin same date last year........ Precipitation yesterday......... On same date last year........ Sun rises today.................. Sun sets today................. Station. Wind and Weather. 54 64 42 DO .02 .07 :4S :13 of April 27th was found at Toluca, Mexico, years ago. But It had not always been in Mexico. Yet no person or animal ever took it there, nor was it taken to Mexico by a train or any other human Invention. It was not carried there by running wator nor tho slow motion of a glacier. It came with a speed far exceeding that of tho 20th Gentry Limited or even the swiftest aeroplane. Who can tell how?" Not only who can tell how, professor. What Is It, why is It, What was it, where is It, why Isn't It, does It fly, walk or croep and if not, why not? Indeod, Watson, the mystery deepens. Tills is no ordinary curiosity. Let us start by tho process of elimination. First of all, It cannot be Villa. He rode Into Mexico on horseback. Aganl, what la It? L April 16- .Tolm of District 21, , this afternoon b order for a in all tlie Ceii- Obsorvatlona taken at 7 p. m. AbleiR- -N'-- I'lr..... a . ~ -i Chicago - W- Hn.. lieiiver- I'. Clr. . . . fore voting that tho government de- j Dutuiht-NK-1* C. served well of the country. He re- J Galveston ~X--i'lr. called that M. Clonieneeau had givt;n I Huron- -N\V-Clr. . warning that France would have 'to ! J">'U'vlllo -KW--i'l. make concessions. The foreign minis-' .Memphis- - \'\V- -'liter added that if imnv extended deci;i-1 M, *'' ''-s.1,",.,' ','�,'' rations were mule In an allied par-' I'hoenix --.\\\ - ir. liament, -tho chamber of deputies might ask for further explanations on Friday. A demand for a secret sitting of ttie chamber was rejected by a vote of 241 to 13S VI --CI . I-.irtlaud---Sl:L Si. Louis- VT-- S L City - N W.....-CI . Sandusky-SW-< 1 Prlsei. -W-- CI..... Wu.sh'i s 32 2 2 0 0 8 2 (ill 4 S li I 4 0 6 1 42 4 0 10 10 1 2 20 12 1 i as 12 0 .08 .02 0 0 0 .10 .01 .02 0 . 0 i .01 j 0 .(>-' e MUSKOGEE, Okla., Wilkinson, president United Mine Workers, refused to rescind thi strike of 4,300 miners tral Coal and Coke Company's properties in the southwest, although hc was directed to do so by Dr. 11. A. Garfield, federal fuel admlnlslrutoi In a telegram received at noon. The strike bc;jan this morning "Tho strike will go on until we get a satisfactory settlement", declared Wilkinson. Slacker Given Six Months' Sentence FOURTH SALOONS MAY BECOME DRY CAFES THIS MAY; Head C. & S. Brewing Co. Says Steps Will be Taken to Make Near-Beer Places Attractive to Old Patrons. While, many Sandusky saloons will close their doors permanently the night of May 24, it was estimated yesterday by saloon keepers that about 25 per cent of them will be kept open as soft drink resorts. Many saloon men are yet. undecided as to what, their course will be. For this reason it was impossible to ascertain exactly how many establishments 'will keep open as soft drink dispensaries. The owner of one of Sandusky's largest saloons said last night he was still considering what course ho would take. Theo. Flshel, president of the Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing company, said last night tho company would close throe of Its six breweries In Cleveland, one of Its two In Sandusky and tho one in Lorain. He said tho company's breweries are now manufacturing cereal beverages, but the demand for this product, ho said, will not bo sufficient to warrant tho operation of all breweries. He Indicated that steps will be taken to attract gatherings to the "dry" saloons. Many of the larger places will employ orchestras and professional entertainers. Others will Install pool tables, bowling alleys and recreation rooms. Many will specialize In lunch counters and short order restaurants, ho said. FOE HAS UNTIL MAY 1510 SIGN PARIS, April 16.-Tho allied governments, according to the Temps apparently, havo decided not to wait beyond May 15 for a definite answer from Germany as to whether she will sign or refuse to sign the peace treaty, SUFFRAGIST, DEPORTED LONDON, April 10. -Tho deportation from tho United Kingdom of Miss Lillian Scott Troy of San Francisco, an American suffragette, Is aniinunced. Miss Troy was a friend of Huron Lewis Von Hoist, formerly of San Francisco, who was Interned by the British government In August 11)14. Baron Von Horst, . fler his arrest and Internment, attempted to prove that ho was an American citizen, but failed. CAI'K GIRARDEAU, Mo., Apr �Albert Wheeling, a farmer of | comb, Mo. who pleaded guilty in the U. S. iii 11 Here's Reminder On Liberty Loan Issue W A S U 1 N G T O N, April 10.- The treasury today Issued a reminder that under the Victory Liberty Loan net a person may hold ill) to $20,000 bonds of the first Liberty loan converted, second, third, and fourth loans, with Interest received after January 1, 1919, exempt from surtaxes, excess profits and war profits taxes, on condition that be holds at least one-third as many Victory Liberty loan notes. This exemption continues during the life of the victory notes. In addition Interest received ufh .' January 1, 1H1U for five years on a maximum of $30,000 first Liberty loan converted, second, third and fourth loan bonds is exempt from surtaxes, excess profits and war taxes. This exemption is in addition to pri\ious i x-emptions, and was made ).\ the Victory Liberty Loan act. C level a n d Fish ermen Report Poor Season lato yesterday ! court to bavin hand with an I e\ ado mililury lo six months . iii) J udge 0 i old. Dyer. Wheeling Ho! her. l rii-i 1-V rleial �I.K ik. April Ki ! 0 The 11s11inu fisher- L V LI.AND, first "hi'ilng" of I nets this s. .is..11 1m-. been men here t'epoi ted today Although the fishing season opened some time age. tups did not Ket out until Monday, follow'i\g settlement of the strike of skippers and engineers Vrs I Saturday. Dirty ualoi i-j blamed for (tho small catch. CALL PLAN POOR Delegates Declare En-t e n t e Commission Could Punish Arch-Criminal. PARIS, April 16.-The Belgian delegation to the peace conference today informed the correspondent that Belgium had not been officially requested by the council of four to bring the former German emperor to trial, and that the Belgian government would feel obliged to decline to take the step, even if there were any request for such action. The Belgian delegates hold that any action should be taken by a commission representing all the associated powers. The official Belgian view, it was said, it was said, is that the former emperor cannot be arraigned for declaring war or violating the neutrality of Belgium, or for any act preceding or coincident with the declaration of war. After pointing out that there is no tribunal competent to hear such charges against the former emperor, and no provision of international law covering such cases, the delegates said that Belgium expects persons guilty of acts punishable under tfie criminal codes of any of the belligerent powers should be placed on trial, as the fact that theft and murder and other crimes were committed during war does not relieve the criminals of responsibility. WERNER TO HEAD COMMITTEE FOR SOLDIERS' HELP Fred Ij. Werner has been named its elmirmaji of tho Soldiers and Sailors reception committee of the Sandusky Chamber of Commerce, according to an-nouncement miulo Wednesday night. Other members of the committee lire: Mrs. Clifford King Mrs. Claude B. DoAVltt, Mrs. Charles .1. Krupp, VV. C. Schaub, Judge Carl 13. Clark, George Ulnkleff, Edward Kleger. Phi! Bock, Al Hitter, Ferd Bing and Samuel Scott. .Similar committees are being formed In other communities at the request of the government to co-operate, furnish assistance and be ai service to tho returning soldiers and sailors. Tho object of appointing these committees Is to give personal, Individual service to the men who are returning from tho camps after their release from service. Many of the soldiers upon reaching the communities which they left to enter service, find themselves out of touch with conditions and it will 1>6 the duty of tho committee to assist them In every possible way. Tho National Chamber of Commerce requested that the Sandusky chamber appoint such' a committeeo. F. E. Wattstoin, army Y. M. C. A. demobilization secretary at Sherman, will furnish the Sandusky committee with the names of tho Lrie-eo soldiers as fast as they are released. ]I f Oklahoma that Indians there had pledged more than J1 iSO.Oui), thereby exceeding their quota and being tho first of tlie 24u Indian agencies In the I". S. L> win a German hel uu t, a ward -el as a prize for o\ersiibs.. rlptiou by Indian ay-Micies. ltHUNF. April ltf.. v 1'rtnch Wireless Ser\lce-1. � - Seildier-s and mm-entiimls-sieiicd ..flic, r , in the Cern.an army are protesting agiin u the eider (due. In* the i a te of pay !� the peace tiulfj ba.'ls, and hav-o manifested their tn-teiitln.'i of striking if tlie urder Is not rescinded, the, I.��-rbii cmvspoiideru of i lie Frankfort Ze-Uuug says. They claim peace time pay is l.ot sufficient In view of the hliib. cost et food.