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MISSOURI OFFICIAL HELD
FOR VIOLATING GAME LAW.
N'evada, Mo.. March 6. Attorney
General McAllister of Missouri and
four others were arrested today at
Stultz lake, near here, on a charge
of hunting ducks in violation of the
federal game law. They were taken
to Clinton, Mo., to he arraigned he
fore the United States commis
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BRUSSELS TO OFFER
PALACE FOR LEAGUE
Brussels, March 6. The corpora
lion of the city of Brussels has de
cided to propose to the city council
that it offer Egmont palace, former
ly the Arenburg palace, as the seat
of the league of nations.
The Egmont palace is in the south
central section of Brussels and
within a few blocks of the Royal
palace. It was erected in 1548, re
stored in 175,?. and again restored
after a fire in 18( Before the war
the palace contained a valuable col
lection of paintings of the Flemish
and Dutch schools of the Seven
fount F.gniout, who was execut
ed by the Spaniards in 1568 in Brus
sels, was a famous general.
t Boise, Idaho, March 6. By a vote
of 42 to lf the lower house of the
Idaho legislature late today adopted
a memorial to congress condemning
President Wilson for his "defiant
rnd dictatorial attitude in which he
lias attempted to force his personal
views and opinions upon the people
of the United States" and calling
upon the United States senate to re
ject any treaty of peace which in
cludes the present charter for a
league of nations.
COXEY TO LEAD ARMY
OF "WETS" TO WASHINGTON.
New York, March 6. "General"
Jacob Coxey declared here tonight
that he proposes to lead another
"army" to Washington as a protest
against national prohibition, lie has
decided, however, that he will not
go on foot, but will travel in a
louring car and motor transporta
tion will be provided, he said, for
all his cohorts.
"General" Coxey, who is at the
Waldorf Astoria, said he had dis
cussed the project with many busi
ness men in this and othex cities
and that most of them have volun
teered to enlist in his "army."
CATS FOB FOOD
BPilO S3 EACH III
Starvation Killing People
Daily by Thousands in
Territory Governed by
London, March 6. Starvation
prevails throughout bolshevik Rus
sia and is killing off the population
by thousands. Disease due to tinder-nourishment
are rampant and
food is so scarce in Pctrograd and
Moscow that cats .sell readily for ?3
each. The undertakers cannot cope
with conditions as there is not
enough wood fof coffins. The
British government received these
reports within the last week from
British subjects recently returned
from Russia. i
Food Situation Terrible.
Theirevidence is unanimous that
the food situation is terrible and
that if means are not found to al
leviate it the inhabitants of bolshevik
Russia may starve to death. The
t Britishers say that the plight of
Russia is a direct result of the reign
of anarchy and terror instituted by
Lenipe and Trotzky. They declare
that the Russian problem has be
come a question of common hu
manity.. V Thousands are dying daily m
Pctrograd, Moscow, Kiev and
Odessa. In Petrograd alone the
deaths from famine three weeks ago
numbered 200 daily. Typhoid or
"hunger typhus" is carrying off
youg and old every vhere and in
Moscow glanders is epidemic.
Live in Darkness and Cold.
There is no fuel for lighting and
millions live in darkness after night
fall. The troubles of the Russians
are further aggravated by lack of
coal and wood which can be obtain
cd only by the very rich or by the
favorites and parasites of the bolshe
vik government.. .
Tlie famous Kremlin, in Moscow,
accordingto reports 'is now used as
a hoarding place of wood, fuel and
lighting materials for the bolshevik
eovernment. -The bolshevik food
distributing system has fallen down
and works only to the advantage of
the government and its supporters.
Meat, milk and vegetables com
mand enormous prices when they
can be obtained.
There is a great lack of medicines
The bolshevik paper money has
no value in the country districts and
the peasants refuse to exchange it
for food. .
Larceny as Bailee Charge
Made Against G. W. Coffin
Grafton W. Coffin, charged with
larceny as bailee, was brought from
Kansas City last night by Officer
Cunningham and booked at the
Central Police station. A warrant
for his arrest was sworn out by
G. H. Nelson of the Nelson Zarp
Taint company. '
Mr. Nelson alleges that Coffin,
who was in the company's employ
as salesman at Des Moines for
nearly a year, disappeared last Oc
tober, taking with him a Ford car
which was the property of the Nel
son Zarp company, and that he has
not since heard - from Coffin until
his arret ia Kansas City a lew dajs
Commandant of Milford Sol
diers' Home Calls Sen. Brad
street "Legislative Bully;"
Mayfield Talks Back Also.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, March 6. Characteriz
ing the senate investigation of the
sailors' and soldiers' home at Mil
ford, and the charges that had been
made against him as "dirty politics,"
Commandant Hensley of that insti
tution gave a dramatic finale to the
hearing before Chairman Gerdes
and Eugene Mayfield of the Board
of Control, when he referred to
Senator Bradstreet, chairman of tiie
senate investigation committee, as
a "legislative bully."
The scene occurred at the con
clusion of the hearing, when all of
the evidence was in, and after the
different attorneys had summed up
Senator Gives Orders.
Senator Bradstreet had just given
orders to the members of the Board
of Control to remedy certain con
ditions at the soldiers' home at
Milford in the next 24 hours, and
to remove Commandant Henley as
soon as a competent successor could
be appointed under the penalty of
losing their own official heads for
failure to comply with his orders.
"If you don't put a proper man at
that institution to take care of the
morals of the young men and wo
men of that institution right away"
was the substance of his threat. "I
will take steps to go farther than
you will want."
" - TCaUs Him Bully.
It was then that Ilensley unloosed
his heavy guns of rhetoric. He char
acterized the threat of the senator
from Hall county as an insult to
"If you don't behead Hensley.
we will behead you, is his threat,"
said the commandant of the Milford
"Gfntlemen don't be afraid that
the people of Nebraska will endor.
a strutting usurper in an action of
this kind. Don't be dismayed by the
words of a legislative bully."
The hearing before the Board of
Control on Commandant Hensley
started at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
and was held in the audience room
of that body. Chairman Gerdes pre
sided, with Commissioner Mayfield
as associate. Commissioner Hol
comb was not present owing to ill
ness. Basis of Hearing.
No formal charges had been offi
cially presented to the board by the
senate committee regarding Com
mandant Ilensley 'and the hearing
wa held at his request.
A report made by the senate in
vestigating committee regarding
certain housing conditions for the
hired help at the institution and the
recommendation that the comman
dant be removed in favor of a
younger man was made the basis
pf the hearing. Senator Weaverling
of Frement acted as attorney for the
senate committee and Commandant
Hensley, who is an attorney, ap
peared in his own behalf.
It was stipulated that as most of
the evidence that would be present
ed would be of a hearsay nature,
such evidence would be accepted.
Chairman Gerdes stated that the
hearing would be based on the
charges that had been made in the
senate committee report that there
were certain bad housing conditions
at the home and that the command
ant was incapacitated by age from
being a proper executive for the in
stitution. Hint at Immorality.
Senator Weaverling stated to the
members of the board that the evi
dence would show that improper
housing conditions for the help at
the institution led to immorality in
that the sleeping apartments for
the hired help of the soldiers' home
consisted of nine rooms on the sec
ond floor of the laundry building
and that men and women alike, the
latter girls of from 16 to 18 years,
slept on the same floor and that
some of the rooms were unlocked
because no keys could be had for
The senator said that none of the
employes was married and that
there was nd restraint on them and
that trusties from the state peni
tentiary were employed at the in
stitution and that at one time three
of these convicts were there.
A girl who had been employed at
the institution was in a delicate way
because of these conditions and re
ports had come in tothc effect that
three others were living in Milford,
who had become the same way at
the institution and who had forced
men to marry them to prevent dis
grace. Women Take Hand.
When the hearing began it devel
oped that Mrs. William S. Jay, po
licewoman of Lincoln, and Mrs. Hil
dreth, president of the Woman's
club of Lincoln, had acornpajjied
'Once a Year' C. of C. Session
Decides Omaha Derives Big
Gain By Readjustment Meet
Twenty-Eight Committees and 250 Members at Confer
ence; President J. W. Gamble Principal, Speaker;
The 19 Delegations Adopted at Transmississippi
Congress Now Before Wilson.
Transmissippi Readjustment congress recently held,
brought to Omaha more than 2,000 prominent men, all repre
sentative in the line3 in 'which they are engaged, said Presi
dent Gamble of the Chamber of Commerce last night ad
dressing the "Once-A-Year" gathering of chairmen and
members of working committees.
"These men," he said, "came from 22 states and out of
their deliberations there came 19 declarations, adopted in
the form of resolutions, each one having to do with the up
building and best interests of the Transmississippi country
and the United States as a whole.
Sent to Wilson.
"Adopted, the 19 resolutions in
full were sent to President Wil
son, members of the United States
senate and house of representatives,
governors of states, mayors, labor,
agricultural, trade and other organi
zations the country over. The dis
tribution included 100,000 copies of
the resolutions, thus giving the con
gress the greatest publicity of any
meeting ever held in this section of
A follow-up-campaign to guar
anty that the future effect of the
congress may be far-reaching and
effective in every particular, should
Steel Magnate Predicts
Era of Great Prosperity
Secretary Redfield's Services
in "Stabilizing Industry"
Accepted, Though Not
New York, March 6. The action
of Secretary of Commerce Redfield in
seeking to stablize the steel indus
try in anticipation of possible future
adverse conditions was characterized
as tending to "affect business prog
ress", by Elbert H. Gary, chairman
of the United States Steel corpora
tion, in an address here today be
fore members of the American Iron
and Steel institute. The manufac
turers, however, accepted the secre
tary's invitation to co-operate with
his department. O
Mr. Gary prophesied "large busi
ness prosperity ahead" and declared
for a resolute, fairmiuded and confir
dent attitude on the part of Ameri
can business men. He said that the
"spirit of co-operation must be ap
plied wherever possible."
He added that a league of nations
was bound to he agreed upon soon
because "sentiment in its favor is
well-nigh universal among civilized
people of all countries."
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by Let-Down in Work
During His Voyage
On Board the U. S. S.- George
Washington, March 6. (By Wire
less to the Associated Press) Hav
ing placed l:ioclf under the orders
of Rear Admiral Grayson, his per
sonal physician, President Wilson
did not arise until 1 o'clock today.
The president had a long prome
nade on the decks of the George
Washington this afternoon with
Mrs. Wilson . and Rear Admiral
Grayson. He showed no effects of
his recent hard work, except traces
of the fatigue which were apparent
when he sailed eastward from New
Tonight the president was much
refreshed by reason of his let-down
This evening the president saw
himself as the public frequently
sees him in moving pictures taken
of him on the occasion of his recent
visit- in Boston.
The George Washington today
made good speed through the mist
and a driving rain.
Returns From France
March 6. The Maure-
arrived here- today, bringing
54 civilians and 46 members of the
British ministry of shipping, in ad
dition to soldier passengers.
Among the officers on the liner
was Lieut. Col. Theodore Roose
velt. Colonel Roosevelt still is suffer
ing slightly from a machine gun
bullet wound in the leg.
"1 am very glad to get home." lie
said, "and to see my children whom
I have not seen for nearly two years.
Mv only plan for the immediate fu
ture is to get out of the army as
soon as possible and return to civil
ian life." , .
Colonel Roosevelt was mentioned
in United States orders for gallantry
in leading his troops in action at
Cantigny in May, 1918. and also re
ceived the French war cross with
be carried on," said President Gam
ble. Scope of Organization.
Randall K. Brown, introduced as
a former president of the chamber,
discusred the scope of the organi
zation and pointed to its importance
to the city. He spoke of its re
lation to the National Chamber of
Commerce in Washington and as
serted that the Omaha organiza
tion with its membership of 2,600
business men is the strongest in the
Brogan Next Speaker.
F. A. Brogan, chairman of the
executive committee, but better
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Commissions Directed to Pre
sent Reports in Form of
Articles to Be . In
serted in Pact.
Taris, March 6. A step toward
the formation of a treaty of peace
was taken by the supreme council
today when it adopted the proposal
of the American delegation to have
the various commissions present to
the council their reports and con
clusions in the form of articles to
be inserted in the peace prelimin
The council also discussed the
military, naval and aerial conditions
to be imposed on the enemy.
Disarmament of Germany is dc
manded in a resolution adopted by
the army committee of the Chamber
of Deputies. The resolution says
that the committee "taking into con
sideration the danger to which
France would be exposed by the
continuation of any industrial activi
ties connected with war fabrications
and the maintenance of an armed
force in Germany, invites the gov
ernment to insist that the peace con
ference obtain the disarmament of
Famous Wyoming Saloon
Will Soon Be Y. W. C. A.
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 6.
(Special.) A famous Cheyenne
saloort, headquarters for some
of the most noted sporting char
acters of the west for more than
a quarter of, a century, will be
come a Y. Mi C. A. hotel, if pres
ent plans carry. The women of
the city have started a drive
for a fund of $15,000 with which
to rehabilitate the former booze
emporium as soon as it is va
cated after June 30. Temporary
provision for Cheyenne's 800
women workers will be madj
elsewhere pending he deal for
the building now run as a saloon.
Long Lines of Women Await
Turn at Stores Opened by
French Government to Re
duce Cost of Livingl
By the Associated Press.
Paris, March 6. The French gov
ernment's offensive against the high
cost of living started this morning,
wlion nine barracks were opened for
the sale of foodstuffs direct from the
government to the consumer.
The barracks are situated in the
most congested and populous poorer
quarters of the city. A correspon
dent of the Associated Press visited
several of them outside of which
long lines of women, hatless, with
disheveled hair, and blue from cold,
awaited patiently their turn to be
The crowds were kept cheerful by
the sight of great bilis on tile walls
of the barracks, reading: "Rice, 11
cents a pound,'? "Beans, 13," "Lard.
50," "Ham, 56," "Shoulders, 50,"
"Fat backs, 50," "Breasts, boneless,
Everybody Seeks Fats.
At the barracks in the Eleventh
ward the correspondent was inform
ed by Inspector I'ierre that already
1,500 persons had "been served up to
noon. He expected to serve as many
in the afternoon.
The population were neglecting
vegetables and asking for fats of
which everyone took the full quota
allowed two pounds.
Mrs. Schmidt, manner of the bar
racks, asked the correspondent to
translate the marks on cases from
the -United States-and she led the
correspondent to a storeroom where
hags of beans, stenciled "New
York," were piled besides huge stacks
of cases of lard marked "Chicago."
She pointed to a case on which there
was conspicious red lettering, and
asked: "What kind of goods are
The stenciled words read "stow
away from boilers."
The correspondent translated, at
which the manager was greatly
amused. Then the correspondent
pointed to small black lettering,
reading: "Hams, Wichita, Kan."
Pork Dollar a Pound.
To another store the correspond
ent asked a butcher the price of
pork. This was a dollar a pound,
and ham was $1.80. It was suggest
ed by the correspondent that Ihe
same goods could be obtained at
haif the price at the Vilgrain bar
racks, at which t'.e butcher disdain
fully replied: "Yes, but it is dirty
yellow American pork.'
But the customers departed for
the barracks, and the correspondent
was treated to a great verbal out
burst of uncomplimentary remarks.
One of the barracks is totally
American, being formerly used by
the American army. Four of the
nine barracks opened belong to the
American army; the others were put
up by the French.
It is expected that when the
stores close this evening 25,000 peo
ple will have attended and not less
than 50,000 pounds of foodstuffs will
have been sold in Paris the first day
at reasonable prices.
A groceryman near, one of the
barracks, in reply to a question,
said: "I am in favor of low cost of
living, but cannot meet thise prices.
Why should Vilgrain pick on me?"
He said that his receipts had fal
len off more than 50 per cent.
Returning, thecorrespondcnt not
ed a great line formed outside the
Theater Francais, awaiting an op
portunity to buy reserved seats at
tonight's performance at $3 each.
By a strange coincidence the play
on the boards was a hitherto unpro
ditced comedv by Victor Hugo, enti
tled "Shall They Eat?"
Crank Runs Amuck
in Crowd, Shooting
in All Directions
New York, March 6. Theater
going crowds in. Forty-eighth street
fled in panic tonight when a long
haired person who said he was En
rico Fabatino, "president of the Buf
falo bolshevik," ran amuck with a
revolver. Apparently it made no dif
ference to him where his bullets hit,
for he fired in all directions.
John P. Rothman, a broker, was
t-snot in tne leit snouuicr.
After firing four shots, shouting
wildly and flourishing his weapon,
he ran toward Broadway. Sever
al patrolmen caught him and he was
disarmed, but not gently.
Find Jobs for 679,513
Persons in Eight Weeks
Washington, March 6. The fed
eral employment service announced
tonight that during the eight weeks
ending February 22, it received 1,
090,124 applications for employment,
referred 930,029 of the applicants to
positions and placed 679,513,
New York Troops Who Broke
Hindenburg Line Greeted
Warmly on Reaching Home
Water Front Crowded When Leviathan and Mauretania
Dock With 14,000 Soldiers; St. Quentin Exploit
"Deciding Factor In War," Says General Pierce,
Who Was Iowa Boy. ,
New York, March 6.r?-Fourteen thousand New York
soldiers, members of the famous Twenty-seventh division
who proved that the "impregnable" Hindenburg line could
be broken, arrived here today on the transports Leviathan
Hobokens water front was crowded as never before
when the Leviathan swung into the dock and across , the
river, outside the Cunard piers, another great throng greeted
Major John F. O'Ryatrf command
er of "New York's Own," found
awaiting him Mrs. O'Ryan and their
children. It was a touching re
union, but only one of many.
This afternoon the general and
his staff paid a formal call on Mayor
Hylan at City Hall, where the mayor
paid his tribute to New York's for
mer National Guardsmen, the men
who went "through hell and broke
the Hindenburg line."
The general's reply was brief.
"The high opinion that has been
held of the fighting qualities of
American soldiers I believe has been
justified," lie said. "Our troops
were looked up to by the British
and the French and also, I might
say, by the enemy." ,
Initiative and dash of the Amer
ican troops brigaded with the British
in the campaign which begun Sep
tember 29, last, for the St. Cjuentin
canal and resulted in breaking the
Hindenburg line, we're held to have
been the "deciding factor" in the
war by Brig. Gen. Palmer E. Pierce,
commander of the Fifty-fourth bri
gade, a part of the Twenty-seventh
division, in charge of the soldiers
who arrived on the Mauretania.
General Pierce, formerlv assistant
to the chief of staff at Washington,?
was warm in his praise of the fight
ing of the New Yorkers and units
from all other states. He said the
Germans now were commenting on
the wonderful new discipline
shown by the Americans whom they
GIVEN SAFE AS
C. J. Aden Obtains Chief Gift
From Merchants; Mrs. Par
adels of Douglas Happy
Possessor of Victrola.
The distribution of prizes at
Hotel Fontcnelle last night follow
ed by dinner and dancing was the
grand finale to the most successful
Merchant's week ever held in Om
aha. Many merchants will remain
in Omaha, however, to buy more
C. J. Aden of Sterling. Neb., was
given the grand prize for men, a
steel safe weighing 800 pounds. Mr.
Aden stated that he had just bought
a new store at Sterling and would
find the safe most useful. The
grand prize for women went to Mrs.
C. S. Paradels of Douglas, Neb. It
was a large Victrola.
Other prize winners were: Mrs. J.
J. Goeisen, Columbus, Neb., French
ivory dressing set; Mrs. J. A. Web
er, Neola, Ia., a set of dishes; Miss
Mary Zimmerman, Panama, Ia., a
bedroom set of five pieces, which
was the ladies' main prize; Mrs. Lu
Madsen. Walnut, la), floor lamp; J.
J. Collins, Greeley, Neb., electric
sweeper; J. F. Wolz, Denison, Ia.,
rocking chair; H. E. Johnson,
Alcestia, S. D., men's grip; Edward
Fraser, Galva. Ia.. electric table
lamp; R. R. Ellis, Alda, Neb., rain
coat, and G. M. Staaps of Smith
Center, Kan., men's Hamilton
99 Per Cent of Skfcll Shock
Cases in U. S. Armv Recover
is'evv York, March 6.Ninety-nine
per cent of all shell shock cases in
the American army in France com
pletely recovered, according to Col.
Thomas Salmon of New York, chief
medical officer in charge of such
soldiers, who returned today on the
"There was less insanity in the
American army than in any of the
other allied armies." said Colonel
Salmon. "Only 1 per cent of the
shell-shock cases had to be retunifd
to the United States for treatment.
Colonel Salmon attributed the re
coveries in the American army to
the high standard of physical ex
amination required for all soldiers
Anti-Death Sentence Bill
"Killed by House Committee
Lincoln, March 6, Abolition of
capital punishment failed to muster
sufficient support in the Nebraska
state senate Thursday, and the
Neal-Chappell bill, doing away with
the death penalty, was smothered in
the committee of the vho1c.
The bill had been amended in the
committee to provide a death pen
alty for convicts, or fugitives from
justice, killed officers in resisting ar
rest, or measures of discipline.
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previously regarder, he said, as
General Pierce was appointed to
West Point from Traer, Ja.
Ohioan Predicts Republican
Success in Legislation "Not
Because of, But in Spite
of Committee's Work."
Washington, March 6. With
every important committee chair
manship settled, republican leaders
on the committee on committees to
day completed the foundation of the
house, organization for the next con
gress, but held in abeyance elec
tion of the floor leader, whi;j and
steering committee. Strict appli
cation of the seniority rule prevailed
in the assignments, including the
Tomorrow the committee will be
gin the assignment of new members
elect to committees. While some
members thought selections of floor
leader, whip and steering committee
might he postponed indefinitely,
others said later decision might re
sult in the entire organization beii.g
completed before the committee
ends its present session.
Representative Longworth, Ohio,
member of the committee, attacked
the work of the committee, declar
ing its "extraordinary progress" had
been "backward to the days of so
called Cannonism, and then some'
and that the strict interpretation
of the seniority rule had been fol
lowed so that it was "uttcly im
possible to consider real merit as the
basis for organization." He idded.
however, that he was confident of
republican success in legislation "not
because of, but in spite of the com
Among the important chairman
ships determined today were:
Banking and currency. Piatt of
New York; public lands, Sinnott,
Oregon; education, Fcss, Ohio; in
sular affairs, Towner. Iowa; public
buildings. Langlcy, Kentucky; im
migration. Johnson, Washington;
Indian affairs, Snyder, New York;
territories, Curry, California.
At the request of Representative
Kitchin of North Carolina, demo
cratic leader in the last house, who
will be the ranking minori'y mem
ber of the ways and means com
mittee during republican control, I he
committee decided to increase the
membership nf the committd- to 25
o as not to displace any democratic
(t'onttnuril on Tntcr Tno, 'olumn Tlirrr.)
Five Shot in Sicilian
Feudist Fight in Detroit
Detroit, March fi. Five persons
were shot, two of them probably
fatalty, tonight in what police be
lieve to be another of a series of
Sicilian feudist fights that have re
sulted in the death of six Italians
here in the past month.
The wounded were patrons of a
restaurant whose proprietor was
fired upon by men who drove no in
an automobile and then escaped.
Trouble Starts When Teutons
Try to Hold Elections for
Austrian National As
sembly in Vienna.
By Associated Press.
Vienna, March 6. There have
been sanguinary engagements' be
tween the Czech soldiers and citi
zens in numerous towns in German
Bohemia, according to reports re
The trouble started when the
Germans attempted to hold elections
lor the Austrian national assembly
in Vienna, which the Czech govern
ment prohibited because Bohemia
is Czech territory. The Germans
organized manifestations against
Czech rule and the Czechs used
rilles and bayonets in suppressing
the demonstrations. Three persons
are reported to have been killed at
Karlsbad and 10 at Sternberg.
A number of others are reported
to have been killed or wounded in
clashes at Rcichenberg, Aussig,
Breux, Eger and Mies.
Rioters and Troops Clash.
Berlin, March 6. The vicinity of
police headquarters in the Alexan
der Platz continued yesterday to be
the scene of recurring street fight
ing between government troops and
armed Spartacan rioters, compris
ing soldiers, sailors and strikers.
At 1 cVIock the troops and police
men fired heavily with machine
guns on the crowds, which surged
back into Alexander Platz after
having been driven off. Strong re
inforcements were sent to police
headquarters, including a field bat
tery of six pieces. Minor clashes
occurred there almost hourly during
Tuesday, the casualties being six
dead and 20 wounded.
Two persons were killed in a
clash between troops and rioters in
Huttenstrassc, in the Moabit dis
trict. The Spartacans have constructed
barricades in several side streets
leading off from Alexander Platz
and continue to plunder the shops in
the vicinity. Hcrr Ernst, the police
chief, declares that the strike wave
is receding and that police head
quarters is amply fortified against
any attempt to storm it.
General Strike Fizzles.
The strike situation' in central
Germany is unchanged and a re-,
newed effort by the Spartacans to '
secure the proclamation of a general
strike at Dresden and Magdeburg
A leader of the majority socialists
informed the Associated Press that
so far the general strike is a failure
and will not receive the support
which had been expected. It was
stated that wherever workingmen
balloted secretly, the opposition to
the strike was overwhelming.
Among the big plants shut down
were those of the General Electric
Debate on the resolution calling
for a soviet government in Ucrmany
was continued at the conventien of
the independent socialists. Hugo
Haase said he was not opposed to
the German national assembly, but
believed that the principle of soviet
rule should be incorporated in the
legislative organization. Hcrr Dalu
mig demanded a pure soviet govern
ment. Hindenburg Offers Services. .
Zurich, March 6. Field Marshal
von Hindenburg has placed himself
at the disposal of the government in
airy action it may take to prevent a
fresh invasion of East Prussia, ac
cording to German advices received
Scheidemann to Retire.
Copenhagen, March 6. The im
pending resignation of Philipp Schie
demann as German chancellor is in
dicated in dispatches received here
today and dated Wednesday in Ber
lin. President Ebcrt is said to con
sider that the withdrawal of Schie
denianu from the cabinet is neces
sary in view of political events.
Arrange New Terms.
Posen, March i. (l!y Associated
Press.) The inter-allied commis
sion which was sent to arrange next
armistice terms between the Ger
mans and the Poles left today tt
meet the German delegation sent
from Berlin to arrange conditions.
Immigration Objection to
League Refuted by Taft
Pittsburgh, March 6. The argu
ment that America, under the league
of natitius constitution might be
compelled to receive immigrants,
contrary to the national desire, was
refuted by former President Will
iam Howard Taft in an address here
"Immigration," .viid Mr. Taft, "by
international law," is a domestic
question completely within the con
trol of the government into which
immigration is sought unless the
question is the subject of treaty
stipulations between two couu-tiics."
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