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LONDON AND PARIS
INAUGURATE AIR ROUTE.
London, Jan. 17. A regular aerial
passenger service between London
and Paris in connection with the
peace conference will be inaugurated
Monday. A number of airplanes
have been fitted up for the serv
ice. They hav a comfortable cabin
for two passengers, including cush
ion seats and a table entirely en
closed with glass. The airplanes will
make the trip in two hours.
TO SAVE BEER AND WINES.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 17. A move
ment to save from qutlawry the
manufacture and consumption of
light wines and beer of small alco
holic contents notwithstanding the
ratification-- of the federal prohibi
tion constitutional amendment was
in- gurated today by the New York
Federation of Labor. - - -
The executive committee of the
campaign authorized the sending of
letters to all representatives in con
gress and to members of the New
York legislature, requesting them to
vote when the enforcement provi
sions aret being enacted by conrcts
and by the several states to permit
"the continued production of pure
light wines and beer of non-injurious
alcoholic content the table
beverages of hosts of Americans."
NEW POLISH CABINET.
Warsaw, Jan. 17. Ignace Jan
Paderewski, having reached an
agreement with Gen. Pilsudski, has
succeeded in forming a new Polish
cabinet. Gen. Pilsudski will be for
eign minister under M. Paderewski
as premier, which will permit Pil
sudski to retain much of his power.
HEARST'S FRIENDS PACK '
MEETING OF, OPPOSITION.
New York, Jan. 17. Intermittent
uproar marked a mass meeting held
at Madison Square Garden" tonight
by the Independent Citizens com
mittee, organized to welcome home
coming troops as a protest against
the appointment of Mayor Hylan
of William R. Hearst as chairman
of a committee named for the same
More than a score of persons were
. ejected from the hall, after they had
started disturbances by calling at
the top of their voices for cheers for
Hearst or Hylan. A few of them
were soldiers and sailors.
After each of these incidents there
were counter demonstrations al
though a majority of those in the
building apparently were ardently
in sympathy with the purposes of the
VIENNA ALARMED ',
BY LACK OF FOODS. .
Vienna, Jan. 17,VThe authorities
contemplated the institution of
meatless weeks ow'nr to the almost
total cessation of niv.it imports. Re
cently the bread attoi) was- cut in
half. .Totatos'anef 'virtually un
obtainable. The situation is causing
consternation among the popula
tion. ' " '
Offer to Cease Their World
Propaganda If Allies Will
Receive Them in Peace
Copenhagen, Jan. 17. Maximim
Litvinoff, former bolshevik am
bassador at London, has sent a
i.ote to President Wilson declaring
lhat the bolshevik government of
Russia is prepared to cease its
Vorld propaganda if the allies will
lgree to enter into peace negoti
ations with it, according, to the So
New Revolt At, Petrograd. ,
Helsingfors, Jan. 17. A counter
revolution ha3 broken out in Petro
grad. according to reports from Re
val.ind the bolsheviki have started
a general hurried retreat eastward
Lenine Reported la Spain.
Madrid, Jan. 17. Nikolai Lenine,
.He bolshevist premier of Russia,
Gilded at Barcelona recently, ac
cording to newspapers here.
Janin in Supreme Command.
Omsk, Russia, Jan. 17. Unity of
command on the Siberian front has
ieen arranged, arid the French gen
eral, Jules. Janin, who has been
commander of the Czecho-SIovak
army, will have supreme direction
uf the allied forces in Russia. The
ippointrrfcnt of General Janin is
lailed as auguring the ultimate de
eat of the bolshevik.
Cold But Healthy,
Claims Comedian Who
Sleeps "on Hotel Roof
The chill arid wintery winds of
'anuary do not interrupt the peaceful
'.'umber of Al Herman, black ,face
comedian at the Orpheum this week,
uespite the fact that Jie hits the hay
evetv rtisht in a canvas tent oti the
roof of the Fontenclle, robed in
cotton pajamas and covered with a
"I'm a fresh air fiend and I admit
it," savs AL "It's what gives me
the husky voice. If I ever started
io yell, you could hear me all over
"When I olaved Pittsburgh I woke
up in the morning and my face was
50 black that I walked ovr to the
theater and went on in my' act with
out making up."
Al says that many a morning ne
! awakpned and broken the ice
;as awakened ana oroKen
i:i His pucner io wan
it's coid." says Al, "but it's
Dzberger Protests Vigorously
Against Status in Which
Germany Was Left , .
Paris, Jan. 17. (Havas.) The
German armistice has been extended
one month by the commissioners
who have concluded1 their session at
The clauses offered by the allies
concerning agricultural implements.
Russian prisoners ot war, navai
conditions and the restitution of
material stolen by the Germans
frm invaded countries, were signed
by the enemy delegates.
The Havas agency announces also
the signing of the new clauses ot
the armistice as they stood concern
ing the surrender of German sub
marines ready for sea and the de
struction of the submarines in the
course of construction, which the
allied commissioners discovered in
German ports in December. The
clause placing the German fleet at
the disposal of the allies was also
Erzberger Protests But Signs.
Amsterdam. Tan. 17. The armi
stice between the allies and Germany
has been extended, the agreemert
to that effect being signed by Math-
ias Erzberger, the German armistice
commissioner, at ireves laie mu
nesday. according to a cerim dis
patch received here.
The meeting oetween mnan
Korh and the German delegates was
featured by protests by Mathias Erz
berger, representing the Germans,
.wainst the itatus. in which Ger
many was left during the period of
tile armisiice. inc iui.ii.i. ...u
economic dictatorship of the en
tente" was the theme of his mam
When will you raise ine uiutw
ade?" Herr Erzberger asked. I he
food conditions in Germany are
daily growing worse and hunger will
produce a mental state, wnicn tne
allies cannot desire.. Your -peoples
themselves are not proof against a
Wants Peace Hastened.
"Will the entente," he continued,
"undertake binding obligations re
specting the return ot the German
prisoners of war? When will you
be in a position to conclude a pre
liminary peace. Germany has asked
six times tor negotiations tor a pre
liminary peace, but has received no
reply." . '
Ik-rr Erzberger, who made tnesy
statements in a speech opening the
proceedings, declared the Germans
had fulfilled the terms of the armi
stice up to the limit of possibility.
In the cases in which the terms had
not been complied with the entente
was responsible, he insisted, espe
cially so regarding the delivery of
'Herr Erzberger. complained that
the freedom of movement had been
impeded between the occupied ter
ritory and the rest of Germany and
he declared that the measures taken
by the allies of the peace conference
proved that France aimed to anti
cipate the decision of the peace -conference
by annexing the provinces
without respecting the right of the
people to self-determination.
Must Deliver 58,000 Machines.
Berlin, Jan. '17. Under the terms
of the prolongation of the armistice
Germany must deliver by February
17, some 58,000 agricultural ma
chines N)f various kinds. .
As a guarantee for the fulfillment
of the demands, the entente also re
serves the right to. occupy the sec
tor of the fortress of Strasbourg
formed by the fortifications on the
right bank of the Rhine together
with a strip of territory from five
to ten kilometers in" front of it.
Blockade To Continue.
London, Jan, 17. The admiralty
has no immediate intention of re
laxing its strict blockade against
Germany, the Central News says it
Strike in Peru Ended .
by Granting 8-Hour Day
Washington, Jan.. 17. Establish
ment of an eight-hour day by gov
ernment decree and designation of
the oresident and the supreme court
to act as arbitrators, have brought
an end to the general strike in
Pern, according to a message re
ceived today at the Peruvian lega
tion from Lima.
VOL. 48 NO. 184.
u MCMf-tlun Ittf May tt,
P. 0. dim act f Hires
"Let Us Watch
To Guard Against Future
Attack, Says Marshal Foch
River Must Be Made Barrier Between Germany -and
France, Declares Leader of Allied Armies j .Tellr
How Success Was Achieved Through Ameri-
can Campaign on Argonne-Meuse. !
By Associated Press.
Treves, Jan. 17. It is the con
viction' of Marshaf Foch that the
Rhine must be made the barrier be
tween Germany and France. He ex
pressed this clearly when he received
American newspaper correspond
ents. The marshal 'is here in con-,
nection with the meeting concerning
the extension of the German armi
stice. Marshal Foch pointed out the dif
ficulties that had been overcome and
said that peace must be commen
surate with the price of victory.
Germany now was beaten, he added,
but with its resources, especially in
men, recuperation in a comparative
ly short time was quite possible. It
was now the duty' of the allies to
prevent further aggressions.
Calls Americans Superb.
"This is, for me," Marshal Foch
began, " a happy opportunity to tell
you all the good things I think of
the American army and of the part
it played on our side. Your soldiers
were superb. They came to us
young, enthusiastic and carried for
BY AUTO TRUCK
Playmates and Teacher See
Tot Killed by Huge Ve
. hide; Driver Held t
. ; by Police.
Ronald' Keran, S-year-old son
of Frank Kernan, 151? South Twen
tyrfifth avenue, fenral manager for
the Alamito - Dairy company, was
instantly killed, Friday afternoon
when the wheels of a five-ton Stan
dard Oil company truck passed over
him. '" '. . k
The accident occurred at Twenty
ninth and Poppleton avenue, just
after the kindergarten class of the
Park school, which the child at
tended, had been dismissed.
The driver of the truck, Thomas
Bunnell,. 3440 Nebraska - avenue,
was arrested six blocks front the
accident and is held at the city jail
without bond. An inquest into the
death will be held this morning at
the Hoffman funeral home, where
the body was taken by order of the
county attorney. -
Miss Erma Jones, 3448 Hamilton
street, kindergarten teacher at the
Park school, witnessed the accident.
She sank to the sidewalk fainting.
Playmates of the boy also were
witnesses of it.
Miss Jones said the tot ran direct
ly in the path of the machine,
which, according to her statement,
was traveling, at a speed of 20 miles
Bunnell, when arrested, said he
drove on after the accident, not
knowing it had taken plad. He
reached Leavenworth street before
he was overtaken.
Funeral arrangements for the
child will be made after -his morn
ing's inquest. 'j
Omaha Attorney Is Made
Inspector of Sigma Uu
William L. Randall, 3301 Dewey
avenue, Omaha attorney, has been
appointed to the office of inspector
of the Tenth, division of the Sigma
Nu fraternity. The division in
cludes the states of Nebraska,
Iowa, Minnesota and North and
South Dakota. This position makes
Mr. Randall "chief grand officer,"
over the division which he inspects.
Mr. Randall as graduated from
the University of Nebraska in 1915,
where he joined the Sigma Nu fra
ternity. He has also been president
of the Omaha High SchoolAlumni
association for a number of years.
John, J. Kerrigan Elected
President of Central Lahor
John J. Kerrigan . was elected
president at the annual election of
, officers of the Central Labor union
held last night '
John Polian was chosen vice
president; S. C. Jackson, correspond
ing secretary; F. J. Huller, financial
secretary; C. T. Shamp, M. Court
ney and A. J. Donahoe, trustees, and
Robert Dunlap, sergeant-at-arms.
T. P. Reynolds, who had served
for 12 consecutive terms as presi
dent, declined re-election because of
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on the Rhine"
ward by a vigorous idealism and
they marched to battle with admir
"Yes. they were superb. There ii
no other word. When they appeared
our armies were, as you know, fa
tigued 'by three years of relentless
struggle and the mantle of war lay
heavily upon them. We were mag
nifcently comforted by the virility
of your Americans. w
"The youth of the United States
brought a renewal of the hope that
hastened victory. Not only .was
this moral fact of the highest im
portance, . but you also brought
enormous material aid and the
wealth which you placed at our dis
posal, contributed to the final suc
cess. Nobody among us will ever
forget what America did. .
"And you know what happened" on
the field1 of battle since the month
of July first on the Marne, then in
the regioij of Verdun. General
Pershing wished as far as possible
to have his army concentrated in an
American sector. The Argonne and
the heights of the Meuse were a sec-
(Continufd on Ftige Two, Column Flvf.)
Al PRICE RULES
UPOH SOFT GOAL
Little Change in Price to Re
sult, But Illinois Product
Will Havq .Entry
in State.. .
Removal of the tone and price
regulations on. all cpal except Penn
sylvania anthracite announced- yes
terday will -allow Illinois coal , to be
shipped; into' .Nebraska, but no im
mediate, effect on local coal prices
is predicted.. .Heretofore, Omaha
dealers rejied- upon' , coal coming
from Colorado'; Kansas &nd Iowa.
"The new ruling will not affect
the price of coal in Omaha, I think,"
J. A. Sunderland said. "Within 10
days or two weeks after the ruling
goes into effect coal from other
ones will be shipped here, which
will not be any . higher in price than
the present standard."
v Dealers Stocked Up.
G. W. Gardner, generat manager
of. the Carbon, Coal and Supply
company, said: "There will be no
effective change in price of coal as
the season is well advanced. The
dealers still have plenty of western
coal on hand."
S. S. Caldwell, manager of the
Coal Hill Coal company, is of the
opinion there will not be an imme
diate change in the price of coal
now on hand or on new" coal from
Illinois; however, if a change is im
minent, it will be lower than the
N. J. Power, president . of the
Power-Heafey Coal Co. declared:
"The new ruling by the fuel adminis
tration will mean the shipping in of
coal from other zones, - which I
think will demand a higher price
than the coal we have been getting
from the western states. Hereto
fore the government has handled
every detail along the line of price,
and supply of coal, and the late
change will put the coal field into
the dealers' hands."
Ruling From Washington."
..Washington, Jan. 17. Zone and
price regulations on coke and all
coal, except Pennsylvania anthra
cite, were suspended by the fuel
administration today, effective Feb
Suspension of the price regula
tions includes provisions touching
purchasing agents' commissions and
wholesale and retail margins. Notice
is given that the suspension is sub
ject to Veinstatement if price, wage,
labor, production or other condi
tions arise that require it.
Use Existing Scale.
-For the protection of labor, the
rr.ilroad administration will make
all contracts up to the end of the
coal year, April 1, on the basis of
the existing wage scale.
There is sufficient bituminous
coal and coke on hand for the sea
son, even if . period of severe
weather should follow the present
mild weather, Fuel Administrator
Garfield said. -
.Reports that the railroad adminis
tration plans to force down coal
prices and consequently miners' pay
drew a formal statement in denial
today from Director General Hines.
JANUARY 18, 1919. ..
J lVIj lj J
Full Conference Open to Press
But Upon Occasions De
liberations May Be
in . Camera.
By Associated Press.
Paris, Jan. 17. AH Is in readiness
for the commencement tomorrow
afternoon of the peace congress. At
a meeting today attended by Presi
dent Wilson and the "Other leaders
of the great powers the delegations
which are to sit in the congress
were completed by according to
Belgium and Serbia three delegates
each and two representatives to the
king of the Hedjas, whose forces in
Holy Land so materially aided the
British in overcoming fhe Turks.
At the meeting the question of
admission of the press to the con
ferences was also acted upon. - It
was decided that the newspaper
men should, be admittjd to the
meetings of the fujl conference, but
that on necessary occasions the de
liberations of the conference might
be -held in secret. It was de
termined in reaching this decision
limiting the activities of the press
that w.hile not underrating the im
portance of public opinion the proc
ess of reaching a favorable solu
tion of the task before the congress
would be hindered if discussion of
every disputed question were open
by a public declaration by each
delegation of its own national point
of view.. -
. Press to Be Represented.
It has . been tentatively decided
that three' representatives of the
press of each of the allied and asso
ciated powers will be admitted to the
conference. The conference probably
will be organized in a manner simi
lar to the American , congress, ' with
secret committee meetings to . dis
cuss delicate questions, with formal
open sessions and with executive
sessions as in the United States
The opening tomorrow of the
congress will be a ceremonial
function, the. leaders makirig their
first bows, the delegates exchanging
salutions and the republican guard,
in gorgous uniforms, lending color
to the scene. '
When the delegates are installed
around the great horseshoe con
ference table, Raymond Poincare,
president of France, will make his
entry into the hall with an escort of
premiers and take his place in the
presiding officer's chair at the head
of the table. '
' The .opening address of M. Poin
care in welcoming the congress to
Paris will sound the glories of the
war just won and tell of the momen
tous work of reconstruction en
trusted to the congress.
President Wilson will sit at the
right of Premier Clemenceau. and
Prertiler Lloyd George will sit at
the left of Premier Clemenceau.
Doings of Council.
The following official communica
tion dealing with- the peace con
press was issued this evening: -
"The president of the United
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Three.)
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Row Stirred by Mrs. Bryan's
Version of Why William J.
. Quit ...President's Cabinet
"Atmosphere Blue With Curses" When Tumulty Heard
Mrs. Bryan Had Said He Told Prominent German
American Her Husband Was Sole Cause of .
Administration's Anti-German Policy.
Washington. Jan. 17. J. T. Dick- ter's firm was his client. He said
inson, mentioned in testimony be
fore the senate committee investiga
ting German propaganda as Wash
ington representative of George Syl
vester Viereck, testified today be
fore the committee. He said he re
presented Viereck until February,
1917, when the United States broke
relations with Germany, and wrote
articles for The Fatherland under
the name of Josiah Wingate, in
which he undertook to reflect the
views of W. J. Bryan. Referring
to his relations with Mr. Bryan,
then secretary of state,' the-wUness
said Mr. Bryan knew nothing ef his
connection with Viereck.
Terms Leak "Pure Dope."
Dickinson went into the story of
the so-called "leak" in a3vance oh
one of President Wilson's addresses
to congress just before the war
started. He said he sent a message
to John F. Harris, of Harris, Win
throp & Co., of New York, the
day before the speech was delivered
forecasting the president's action.
He said his forecast was "pure dope"
and that he gave it to Harris for
use in the market, because the lat
WHEN FIRE TRUCK
HITS infDR All T
Driver Runs Machine into
-. Water Plug in Attempt to
Save Pedestrian at Q
Street Viaduct, : , -
' Crashing of a fire truck into a
hydrant near the west approach of
Q street viaduct, South Side, at 6
o'clock last night injured three fir
men and a' pedestrian.
The injured men are:
Captain Thomas Fahey, 2460
South Fifteenth street, possible .
knee fracture. '. Taken to his
heme. , .
James Hasburg, fireman, 2317
Drexel avenue.-dislocated Should
er. Taken to his home. '
E. F. Novak, fireman, possible
fracture of left arm. Taken home.
E. Deveraux, a packing house
employe, concussion of the brain
and scalp wounds. Taken o the
South Omaha hospital.
Deveraux, the most ' seriously in
jured of the four men, was the cause
of the accident. He stepped from
the curb as the fire ruck came at
high-speed onto the viaduct ap
Frank Povundra, driver of the ma
chine, swerved his truck in an at
tempt to evade the pedestrian and
smashed into the hydrant, demolish
ing the front of the vehicle and by
the impact throwing the other three
firemen to the pavement
The truck was responding to a
fire call at the Kaplin Bag factory,
Twenty-fifth and Q streets.
A police surgeon gave the injured
firemen first aid and they, were
taken to their home's.'.
Deveraux was unconscious when
removed to the hospital, and was
still in that state at an early hour
this morning. Police last night were
unable to locate his relatives or find
The fire at the Kaplin factory did
Former Conductor, Wounded
Twice, Home for Furlough
With three gold Vs on his left
arm for"18 months service overseas,
and two gold Vs on his right arm
for 'wounds received while fighting
against the Germans,' Sergt. Caries
Martin, 3210 North Twenty-fourth
street, formerly on Omaha street
car conductor, has returned to his
Sergt. Martin sailed for France
June 8, 1917, and went through
most of the hard fighting until the
war ended. ' He is now stationed at
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and is
here on a turiougn.
Wilson Reports League
Prospects "Most Favorable"
New York, Jan. 17. President
Wilson today cabled Henry Clews,
chairman I of the executive commit
tee of the Civic Forum, tha,t the
prospects for' an agreement upon a
league of nations were at present
Sunday, t? M:
he sent a similar message to Viereck.
Copies from the military intelli
gence service files of letters written
by Dickinson were read. They
purported to record the activities of
Dickinson and his conversations
with persons high in official life,
including President Wilson, during
the .months that preceded the break
with Germany. , .
' The following fetter, said to have
been written June 4, 1916,'by Dick
inson to Viereck, was read:
"I learned yesterday from an an
thoritative source that the president
had been informed that Secretary
Lansing's attitude toward every
newspaper man in Washington who
exhibits even a sense of fairness to-J
ward Genhian . interests is .growing
more insulting every day. -'I told
a member of the cabinet of this
sometime ago and I expect it is
this that is bearing fruit. - ''
Story Told by Mrs. Bryan.
"I was not here when Bryan was
last in Washington, but I have
learned that he will give the Wil
son cause only the most perfunctory
support in .the campaign. This will
(Continued on Fw Two, Column One.)
OUST KEEP OFt
FLOOR OF HOUSE
Activity of Engineer of Wom-
i's Suffrage; Resolution
U Causes Ruling to Be Made;
' " ; Motion : by Jenisoh.
By Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln,, Jn. 17. Lobbying, in
any manner or form, on the floor of
the house chamber of the Nebraska
legislature must cejise' was the dic
tum of the members as voiced in a
majority vote on the subject Fri
day mprtfing, . .. ,'
' The matter was brought , up as an
echo of an incident of the day l e
fore, when Davis of Lincoln coun
tyfnoticing the activities on the
floor of Mrs. Barkley, engineer of
the woman's suffrage resolution,
asked who she was and if she had
been registered as a lobbyist in the
office of the secretary of state as the
law provides. -
Jenison Starts It.
It came up in the form of a mo
tion by Jenison ot Clay county, who
called attention to the fact that only
two lobbyists were registered in the
office of the secretary of state and
they did not .have the temerity, to
approach the floor of the house'
chamber in carrying on their pro
fession. He said that he wanted
the members of the house to have
all the credit of any vote they cast
for a meritorious measure and not
have it appear that members bad
been forced to vote or give favora
ble consideration to such measures
by the activities of paid or unpaid
lobbyists. ' Therefore he was in fa
vor of excluding from the. house of
lobbying in any form.
The jenison motion was put to a
vote and was carried by a large
majority, and it will be up to the
sergeant-at-arms to seoarate the
sheep from the goats when any of
tne latter attempt to gain the floor
of the house to corrupt or cozen the
members to yote for any bill in
which the wicked and pernicious
lobbyist is interested.
After the motion carried, Jenison
partly explained the motion by his
exclamation of: "I don't want any
long haired men or short haired
women riding my neck during the
balance of this session."
450 Passengers Lost When
French Steamer Strikes Mine
Ron:, Jan. 17. When the French
steamer Chaouia struck a mine in
the Straits of Messina, 460 of the
690 passengers and crew on board
were lost. J he steamer was on its
way from Piraeus to Constantinople
and sank in four minutes after strik
ing a mine. Many of the 230 sur
vivors were injured by the explo
sion and were removed to hospitals
The Chaouia was formerly the
steamer. Koeningin Wilhelmina.
Two Americans were aboard the
Chaouia, but their identity has not
yet been ascertained.
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General Strike Threatened to
Avenge Killing of Dr.
Liebknecht and Rosa
By Associated Press.
London, Jan. 17. There are ap
prehensions in Berlin of a genera:
strike and uprisings to avenge the
deaths of Dr.- Karl Liebknecht an!
Rosa. Luxembourg, the Spartacav
leaders, according to a Copenhaget
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company. It is doubtful if the
elections to the National Assembly
can be held on Sunday because ot
the tremendous excitement.'
Several more Spartacaii) leader;
have been arrested, but the former
chief of . police, Eichhorn, is. still
Amsterdam, Jan. 17. The Han-
delsblad Berlin correspondent m a
yispatch received today says:
The whole city is now swarming
with soldiers, wearing .steel Iiel-.,
mets, carrying rifles and with hand
grenades hanging on their belts.
They have occupied all the bridges
where they halt and search pedes
trains for arms and call for the
exhibition of identification papers.
Similar searches are even being
made on the street cars." ;
Berlin, Jan. 17-The German bol
sheviki appear to be in full control
in Bremen, "the republic of C.u
haven," and Dusseldorf. "Bruns
wick republic is also in the hand of
the radicals, who, while ready to
protect the results of Sunday's elec
tions, in other respects share Sparta
Martial law Has been declared at
Bremen and the counter revolution
aries threatened with summary exe
cution. ' The Cuxhaven proletariat
niters have also occupied the gov
ernment of the district of Hadeln
and declared it part of the republic
of Cuxhaven. All officials, city em
ployes and teafhers, have presented
an ultimatum to the people's com
missioners, demanding the repeal of
the decree constituting the republic.
The Brunswick 'government,
whose president is a tailor named
Morges, continues in open rebellion
against the national government and
has issued a decree threatening to
treat any soldiers or officers -sent to'
Brunswick as traitors.
; Red Leaders Killed.
When it became known yesterday
that Dr. Liebknecht and Rosa Lux
emburg were at the Hotel Eden,
in the western part of the City, a
crowd rapidly congregated and
storrned the hotel lobby. Both
were spirited to a side entrance to
the hotel, but he mob forestalled
the attempt of the troops to save
Fraulein Luxemburg. She was
beaten into insensibility and' then"
thrown into an automobile by the
crowd, which intended to take her
A few blocks'down the street the
machine was halted by a second
mob and when the presence of Frau
lein Luxemburg became known, a
man jumped on the running Lc r ii
of the car and shot her through the
head. The body was dragged from
the automobile and carried off. It
is supposed that it was thrown intti
the canal, but it has not been found.
Shot By Soldiers
In the meantime,. Dr. Liebknecht
was hurried into another automobile
by officers and troops, and the car
was headed for the Moabit prison.
While going through the Tiergar
ten, the. machine was halted by a
punctured tire. Dr. Liebknecht was
asked to get out by the officers, who
intended to hail 'another automo
bile and continue toward ttfe prison.
While waiting, Dr. Liebknecht
madean attempt to escape and was
shot dead by soldiers,, who had an
ticipated such an effort on his part.
Dr. Liebknecht's attempt at es
cape was the last desperate dash f
freedom on the part of a man wh
had left prison only last October
When the automobile which was.
carrying him broke down he wan
warned against any attempt at
flight. The Officerin charge asked
Dr. Liebknecht, who was bleedii-R
from a cne wound in the head,
whether he felt able to walk to the
nextstrcet, where a new automo
bile could be found.
Dr. Liebknecht said he could and
the party started. When near a
group of. trees. Dr. Liebknechi
pushed aside the soldier nearer
him and dashed for the underbrush
in the Tiergartcn, The soldiers,
ordered him to halt. He paid no
attention to their demands and sev
eral shots were fired at him.
One bullet struck, him in the ba?e
of the neck, squarely between Hit
?houldcrs, and his death was v.
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