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2 THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 26, "1918. BERTS POWER UPON THE WANE ENGLISH THINK Organization of New Coalition, Putting Socialists in Full ' Power, May End Pres- ent Regime." Copenhagen, Nov. 25. An agree ment has been reached between the German soldiers' and workmen's vcojncil and the' government, it is of ficially announced in Berlin. The agreement provides: "First All political power is to be in the hands of the German so cialist republic and the soldiers' and workmen's council. "Second Their aim is to defend and develop what has been accom I plished by the revolution and to sup press all counter-revolutionary ac tjvity." y "Third rending the election of representatives of the soldiers' and workmen's councils to an executive council of the German republic, the executive council In Berlin is to ex 'ercise its functions. "Fourth The . appointment aijd dismissal of all members of the van- ous legislative bodies of the republic and until the final constitution is es tablished, of Prussia, are to be made by the central executive council, which also has the right of control. "Fifth Before the cabinet ap points assistant ministers the execu tive council must be consulted. "Sixth A convention of deputies , drawn from the soldiers and work men's councils is to be summoned as " won as possible." To Overthrow Ebert. London, Nov. 25. This morniing's London newspapers display promi nently the German advices regard- tug the agreement between the sol diers' and workmen's council and n the government, which is regarded, is a development of the greatest im- portance and tantamount to t!:e overthrow, of the Ebert-Haase com bination and the adoption, at least theoretically, of the existing Russian system. ; - , It is admitted that the German councils have not yet developed the extravagances which led to the dis integration and anarchy in Russia, the councils not being dominated by the bolshevik element. The Daily Mail, while pointing out the analogy to the developments in Russia, suggests that the new step is a part of a "big bluff" aimed at persuading the allies that the old Germany is defunct. The Daily Express also thinks the menace is possibly exaggerated for the purpose of impressing the allies of .the difficulties of the position. People to Rule. Berlin, Viu Amsterdam, Nov. 25. Chancellor Ebert and the council of the , people's commissioners wel comed the returning troops with a proclamation saying among other things: ("You marched into the field for the "fatherland when you had nothing to say and a handful of autocrats had the power in their hands and distrib ' uted the booty among themselves. You had to fight in silence. while hundreds of thousands at your side had to die. Today you return to your own country, where in the fu ture only the people themselves will have anything to say." Suit to Test Right to Raise Car Fares and Men's Wages N Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 25. ' Whether the National War Labor board has power to make wage awards and whether the federal court has authority to increase street v car rates to put into effect the award, are to be decided at a hearing which began in the federal court here to- day on the Kansas City railway company's application for an injunc tion to prevent interference to an in crease in car fares.! ; The ruling, it is said, not only will ffect street car companies through out the country but also will have a , bearing on various other wage awards granted by the War Labfcr board, , The contention of Kansas City, as r expressed formally by he city coun sellor, is that the federal court has no jurisdiction in fixing rates and that Ihe War Labor board cannot , bind the city to increased fares. The street railway company seeks to increase its fares from 6 to 8 cents in order to be able to meet the ! award of the labor board, increasing ; the pay of its employes. , AIRMEN FROM ENGLAND FIRST BACK TO HOMES ContlnnJ from Pace One.) Total aboard, 99 officers, 2,943 men. On Lapland, pn the Lapland are these units and casuals: ' First Handley-Page training sec tion, 126 pfficers, 449 men; 69th photograph section, 1 officer, 30 men; 70th photograph section, 1 of ficer, 30 men; 71st photograph sec tion, 1 officer, 30 men; 72d section, 1 officer, 29 men; sailmakers' de tachment, 1 officer, 100 men; 265th aero Squadron, 2 officers, 119 men; 263d squadron, 2 officers, 125 men; 256th squadronv 2 (officers, 126 men; 320th squadron, 3 officers, 123 men; 314th air squadron, 2 officers, 134 men; 318th squadronr 2 officers. 120 men; 350th squadron, 3 officers, 121 men; 812th squadron, 3 officers, 323 i ma rr men; air service casuais, omcers; mixed casuals, 11 officers, 1 enlisted man. 1 former nurse;" casuals, sick and wounded, 7 officers,il4 men nofc requiring special attention; enlisted men attached to wounded officers, 6; nurses, 3; casual medical detachment, 5 officers. 12 men. Total, 233 officers, 4 nurses, 1,797 other ranks. ' . . On Orca. r On ht steamer Orca, which sailed from Liverpool for New York. No vember 23 are: '470th aero squadron, 2 officers, 127 men; 471st sdtiadron, 3 officers, 141 men; 478th squadron, 6 officers, 125 men; 479th squadron, 4 officers, 140 men; 224th squadron, 2 officers, 225 men, 26thsquadron, 2 officers, 126 men; 261st squadron, 3 officers, 144 men; 806th squadron, 2 officers, 41 men; 82d squadron, 3 officers, 119 men, 824th squadron, 4 officers. 99 men: 831st sauadron, 3 officers, 106 jnen; 836th squadron, 4 officers, 109 men; 852d squadron, 4 omcers. 12S men; 3d construction company, air service, 4 officers, 235 men; casuals, medical department, 4 officers, 12 men. Total, 50 officers, 1,874 men. Ships Only Limit. Before General March's announce ment, Secretary Baker discussed with newspaper correspondents the return of American troops from France. Their homewajd move ments, he said is dependent almost entirely upon the limitation of trans portation facilities both at sea and in France. , Besides employing in this work the German liners seized in this country, Dutch vessels taken over and all other available transports Mr. Baker said some part of the' Brtish transport tonnage employed in carrying troops to France will continue to be used in getting the men home, He pointed out, how ever, that Great Britain will need many of her ships to carry home Canadian, Australian New Zealand and other colonial forces which have been in France longer than the American armies. Big Liners in Service. The secretary said that the great British liners Mauretania, Olympic and Aquitania have been in the American transport service for a year and that the Mauretania still is so engaged. i He could not say whether the .other two had been withdrawn. German liners now in German ports, Mr. Baker said, may offer a means of expediting the return of the American forces. Present plans are to use these vesels to carry food to Germany and the secretary said it might be found possible to make some arrangement under which some of General Pershing's men could be sent home on them. Before sail ing for Europe to arange for the re turn of the troops, Chairman Hurley of the shipping board said it was the purpdse'to use ships now idle in Ger man ports. Mr. Baker, however, did not indicate today that any def inite steps to that end have yet been taken. With the removal of the sebmar ine menance the war secretry said it will be possible to bring home many soldiers in cargo vesels. The shipping board is commissioning many such vessels from day to day, and they will be added to the fleet available for the return of the army. Bring'Sick Home First. For the next several weeks, Mr. Baker expects returning troops to be laden entirely with sick ana wounded men and those not im mediately available for military ser. vice such as the men who have been discharged from hospitals in France, but who have not fully recovered their strength. They will be organiz ed for purposes of transportation m Yield from 1920 Revenue i Will Be $4,000,000,000 B Washington, Nov. 25. By a strict party vote the senate finance com mittee tonight decided to recom mend that the yield from the 1920 revenue bill be limited to $4,000,000 000. Ten democratic members, who voted for the amount suggested by Secretary McAdoo, were opposed by the seven republicans. Before adopting the $4,000,000,000 limit, the committee voted down a proposal by Senator Gore of Okla homa, democrat, to leave the $6,000 000,000 bill of 1919 unchanged for 1920 and use the $2,000,000,000 sur plus for paying outstanding govern ment obligations. The vote was 9 to 8, Senator Gore joining with the 3even republican members. Opea for the Fall and Winter season EUROPEAN PLAN Mineral Wtter Baths and Massaga Treatment for Rheumatism. - - Located Near Camp Dodg. 4 HOTEL COLFAX AND MINERAL SPRINGS, Colfax, Iowa. Buy jewelry For Christmas. Why Not Buy th Beat? Advo Gold Medal Coffee. .. . . . 40c V- Quality Unchanged. Why Not I Biggest Military Hospital of Kind in World Opened in N.Y. New York, Nov. 25. The big gest military hospital of its kind in the world was formally opened here today. Teethe 5Q0 wounded men who made up the first contin gent of patients there will be added 250 during the day and probably more tomorrow. The new hospital base hospital No. 3 occupies the big building that formerly housed a department store at Sixth avenue and Eight eenth street The hospital has ac commodations for 4,000 patients. It will be used as a debarkation hospital. Major W. J. Monaghan is in charge of the hospital. to provisional companies of from 100 to 150 men with the requisite number of 'officers and will be sent to designated campj to be muster ed out. It is assuined that efforts will be made in France to put into each provisional company men from the same general locality in the Uni ted States in order to ease the de mobilization transportation problem on this side. Secretary Baker, also revealed to day that agenerol principle to govern- the payment to be made to Great Britian for services rendered by her transport fleet or cargo craft in transporting or supplying American forces has been reached. He said in conference with Lord Reading, the British ambassador it had been agreed that payment to be made by either government to the other for such service would be made on the basis that no profit was to accrue to either Great Britian or the United States. National U. W. W. Fund Oversubscribed Over Thirty-two Millions . s I New York, Nov. 25. Total sub scriptions to the United War Work campaign was $203,179,038, cr $32, 679,038 in excess of the amount originally asked by the seven war relief organizations for their work during the demobilization of the army and navy, according to an of fical announcement tonight by the national campaign committee. This is the largest sum ever raised as an outright gift in the history of the world. According to the committee every state in the union, with the e:.cep tjon Of Pennsylvania and Minnesota, exceeded its quota and confidence was expressed that these states will be "over the top" when returns from Philadelphia and Minneapolis are in. Philadelphia a "war chest" city, has not yet made an appropriation to the fund, while Minneapolis post poned its drive until next month. John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, jr., 'who had under written lacking subscriptions to the amount of $1,623,689, were called on to contribute $370,097 to make up the total when reports showed a subscription of $34,629,903. California War Attorney Resigns on Account of Pay San Francisco, Nov. 25. Caspar Ornbaun, special war attorney, has filed his resignation today by John W. Preston, special assistant to the attorney general of the United States, effective at any -time within 90 days after December 1. Orn baun said that while he considered it a duty to carry on the espionage act presecution in which, he was engaged while the war continued, the salary of $3,000 a year attached to the post was inadequate and that he now felt the sacrifice was un necessary, i , " SOCIALISTS WHO MAKE 'RED' TALKS ARE RIOT VICTIMS (Continued From Fare One.) tionalists and many of thern suo ceeded. The square was cleared of milling men only when socialists by ones and twos and m groups broke and fled. The scrimmage in the park then was carried on a smaller scale into every neighboring street. Groups of socialists soon were running along Fifth avenue a half mile north and south of Twenty sixth street, pursued by shouting uniformed men, most of them hat less and coatless. ' Take Neckties for Souvenirs. When they went to the meet ing the men, almost without excep tion, wore red neckties because red flags were under official ban. These red ties, were the special mark of soldiers' and sailors. After the fight they were cherished as souvenirs. Hundreds of the socialists were beaten, but so far as could be learned none was seriously hurt. The police had the situation well in hand half an hour after the close of the meeting and the street was cleared except for stragglers. United States Marshal McCarthy and police inspectors were inclined to blame the uniformed men for the trouble. They declared the meet ing would have proceeded peace fully enough, in spite of the more or less explosive speeches, had it not been for the soldiers and sail ors. . Police Seize Red Flags. The atmosphere in the Gerden was tense long before Nearing op ened the meeting. Pandemonium broke loose when the band, after playing the Star Spangled Banner and the "Marseillaise" swung into the "International" and a Russian revolutionary song. Shouts of "Long Live the International," were fol lowed by booing and hissing, when the police, seizing red flags sud denly displayed, marched their own ers from the auditorium. Then minor but simultaneous conflicts broke out in various parts of the hall. All the speakers pleaded with the audience to remain calm, Nearing stating that there were persons pres ent only too eager to disrupt" the meeting. These warnings, however, were disregarded whenever the red flag made its appearance. After Nearing predicted "a bitter taste of job hunting this winter, and assailed the "capitalistic press" and other "indications of plutocracy" he raised a deafening applause when he said: "During the next 10 days Mr. Wilson will go to Europe to use his efforts to make the world safe for democracy. At least we may ask Mr. Wilson to grant a general par don to all political and class war frisoners before he sails for urope." Then a red flag, bearing in white letters the words "withdraw allied troops 4fom Russia" was dropped from the balcony and after this had been removed and two more dis played from another part of the balcony, marines and sailors, form ing a flying wedge, rushed down the main aisle and past the police' up into the balcony. From the outside Sweepers Clearing Path to Kiel for Big -Ships of British Fleet London, Nov. 25. A flotilla of mine sweepers left the Firth of Forth this morning to clear a pas sage to Kiel for the British squad ron which, it is understood, will disarm and intern the remnants of the German navy. Wilhelmshaven also will be visited by the squadron, which, it is reported, will comprise one bat tleship and a flotilla of destroyers. their comrades hurled themselves against a side door and nearly suc ceeded in bursting into the auditor ium. - Adopt Resolutions Two resolutions were adopted at the meeting. The first endorsed "the plan of action suggested by organized labor bodies on the Paci fic coast" to prevent "Tom" Mooney from hanging. The second extended "our fraternal greetings to the so cialists of Germany" protested against armed intervention "in the internal affairs of the German peo ple," demanded the return of Ameri can and allied troops from Russian territory and pledged the audience to work with devotion and fervor until the industrial republic of America takes its place among the industrially free nations of the world. v President Wilson to Visit England on - His Way to France New York, Nov. 25. From prepa rations being made in England for his reception, it is generally believed President Wilson will go to that country to sfay several days before continuing to Paris. It is known that several representatives of the government have preceded him to England to arrange for his stay there. There has been no announcement as to what the president will use in making the voyage. It was said at first that he would cross on the former North German-Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilhelm, which had a special suite for the kaiser. When prepara tions for the use of this ship were underway, however, there was a change of plans and it now is said he will cross on George Washington, another former German liner seized in an American port when this na tion entered the war. York Maintains a Strict Quarantine Because of Flu York, Neb., Nov. 25. (Special Telegram.) The board of health signed an order today closing schools, churches, clubs, theaters and dance halls. Quarantine of all homes affected by the influenza epidemic will be strictly maintained. The disease has been gaining rapidly in York the past week. Several business houses are closed on account of the help being sick. A recuperative diet in Influenza. Hor lick's Malted Milk, very digestible. Adv. Italian Troops Occupy Capital of the Tyrol Rome, Nov. 25. Italian troops oc cupied Innsbruck, thecapital of the Austrian Tyrol, on Friday, in ac cordance with the terms of the Aus trian armistice. They also took possession of Landeck, west of Inns bruck, on the Inn river. At Innsbruck the German popula tion, although welcoming the Ital ians warmly, maintained a calm and respectful attitude. JOKEHM a Hie new Arrow I FORAl-FIT COLLAR 23 CENTS EACH CLUITT.PEABODY Co. fajKaterj Try Pineapple Pineapple Is a flavor which must be aealed to kee p. We seal it In a vial. We use half a ripe . pineapple to make the Savor for one Jiffy-Jell des sert. So you get a wealth of this delightful taate. Jiffy-Jell comes ready sweet ened. The bottle of flavor comes in the package. And it costs a trifle. One package makes instant dessert for sis. There are 10 flavors, but try Pineapple and Loganberry today Order them now. 9 Packaf fat 25 Cnf At Your Crecar't Jiffy.JeIl-Wauke.ha, Wiaconsin Platinum Released by U. S. Government The regulation limiting the sale, possession and use of platinum, iridum and palla dium has been revoked by order of the Secretary of the Interior. This order permits the Jew elers to manufacture, repair or, alter any piece of Plati num Jewelry. The releasing of Platinum restores the conditions that existed before the war. Give Gifts of Jewelry This - Christmas Greater Omaha & Co. Bluffs Jewelers Attacks on Aremenians Are Reported to Have . Been Resumed by Turk Constantinople. Nov. 25. (By As sociated Tress.) Attacks on the Armenians have .been resumed in the district of Errbeidjan, on th. border of the Caucasus, by Turkish troops under the leadership of Nouffii Pa sha, brother of Enver Pasha, former minister of war. Nouffii Pasha d -Clares that lie is outside the author ity of the present Constantinople government, and that he has been delegated by the Moslems of the dis trict to suppress the revolt of the Armenians. If the attacks continue British warships will be sent to Batum. The Turkish government has re called Tashsin Bey, the governor of Smyrna, who, as governor of Erie rum, was active in the -Armenian massacre of 1916. Paris, Nov. 25. (Havas.) Repre sentatives of the Armenian settle ments in Egypt and the Sudan, at a meeting in Cairo, according to a dis patch to the Temps from Cairo, adopted unanimously a resolution addressed to the allied powers and President Wilson, declaring that the Armenian nation has been the victim of might used by barba rians and requesting immediate recognition of a provisional govern ment. It also asks Turkish troops in Armenia be replaced by allied and A .enian contingents. Amends Regulations. Washington, Nov. 25. An order amending postal regulations so that telephone and telegraph .ompani.-s may have acc ss to postoffice rec ords in an effort to locate persons to whom messages are sent without adequate addresses, was issued today by Postmaster General Burleson. Nineteen Billions in Navy Contracts Are Canceled Washlnjon, Nov. 25. Contr ts amounting to $19,051,000, including those for 300 hydroplanes and naval suoolies. have been canceled by the Navy department since the signing I of the armistice.) Editor Dana Mutz Dies at Utica, Influenza Victim Utica, Neb.. Nov. 25. (Special Telegram ) Dana Mutz, editor of the Utica Sun, died last night of in fluenza. He was a popular young man in the cocmunity. A wife and two children survive. He was an enthusiastic sup porter of the war and took pride in saving a larger per cent of food than the government requested. He put all his savings into bonds and gave liberally to all war work. He was fuel administrator and chairman of the four-minute men. As a member of the home guard he took part in the peace celebration on November 11, when he is supposed to have con tracted his fatal illness. He was married to Mildred McAl lister of Omaha in 1912. He was the son of Otto Mutz of Lincoln and will be buried there Wednesday. 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