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BITS OF NEW,S
COLD STORAGE CHICKEN
SUBS" FOR CANNED BEEF.
Chicago, April 10. Cold .storage
thicken will be used as a substitute
for tanned heef in feeding the
. United States army in France, Ger
many and Russia this summer. Four
million pounds of chicken have
been purchased of Chicago dealers
:y the War department in the last
it w days for immediate shipment
abroad, according to local commis
sion men. Members of the Chi
cago butter and egg board Mated
Uniay that 250,0011 cases of eggs
have been shipped from the United
Mates to Europe since January 1.
500 CINCINNATI FIRE
FIGHTERS TO QUIT WORK
Cincinnati, O., April 10. "Blanket"
icsignation of all members of the
Cincinnati fire fighters' union will be
presented to Maj. John Calvin to
morrow morning to become effec
tive Saturday morning at 7 o'clock.
Officers of the union declared that
the petition will include the names
of approximately 500 members of the
The conclusion to resign was
reached at a meeting of the union
late todayafter the failure of the
city administration to send a reply
to union headquarters, agreeing to
the demand of the union that four
discharged firemen be restored to
WOMAN HELD FOR MURDER
OF NUN ELEVEN YEARS AGO
Traverse City, Mich., April 10.
.'Irs. itauislawa Lypchinski was to
day held to trial at the May term
of the circuit court on a charge of
murdering Sister Mary John, a Feli
cian nun who disappeared front the
convent at Isadore, near here, 11
years ago. Mrs. Lypchinski, now 50
j ears of age, was a priest's house
keeper at Isadore when the nun dis
appeared. A body recently exhumed
from the church basement there is
held by the prpsccutor to be that of
The trial is set for May 13 at
MAY RECALL MEMBERS OF
TACOMA CITY COUNCIL
Tacoma, Wash., April 10. The
Central Labor council voted, i9 to
li, last night to support a movement
to recall the entire city administra
tion because of the arrest last Satur
day of 66 persons for selling tags
for the benefit of the Soldiers' and
Sail6rs' Mutual Aid society. An
nouncement of the council's action
was made today.
When members of the society ap
peared on the streets to" sell tags in
the face of an order prohibiting the
sale, the police made wholesale ar
rests. Various labor organizations
scored the city officials for their
action and began plans for emulat
ing recall petitions.
MAY RETURN ENTIRE 77TH
DIVISION IN ONE CONVOY.
Washington, April 10. The War
dtpartment has instructed the army
embarkation of officials in France
to return in one convoy the entire
77th (New York national army) di
vision, if possible, or as large a
part of it as may be possible with
the available shipping. This action
v, as taken in connection with plans
, for the parade of the division in
New York City.
PHONE RATE INCREASE
NOT TO BENEFIT OWNERS.
Washington. April 10. Postmas
ter General Burleson declared to
day that increases in telephone and
telegraph rates under government
supervision of the wire systems pro
vide only for advances in the wages
of employes granted or contem
plated, and for greater cost of ma
terial and supplies and that no part
of the increases benefit the own
ers of the systems. Officers ot the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, which is now conducting
a strike vote, have charged that em
. ployes have failed to receive ad
vances in wages commensurate with
the increased rates.
"The increase of wages allowed
employes of the wire systems un
der government control aggregate
ior telegraph and telephone com
bined $34,000,000 per annum, while
the total rate increases made or
contemplated amount to less than
$40,000,000. It is necessary to pro
vide for increased cost of apparatus,
material and supplies, as .veil as
for the wage increase and the in
crease of rates is not as great as
applied to either service, as Would
have been unavoidable under pri
DEBS TO SERVE IN PRISON,
SAYS DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
Cleveland, April 10. Re-arrest
and enforcement of a 10-year prison
sentence imposed upon Eugene V.
' Debs, socialist leader, convicted of
iolation of the espionage act last
summer, is expected within the
next two days, according to Dis
trict Attorney Edwin S. Wertz, who
.aid that upon the arrival of the su
preme court mandate Debs will be
arrested and taken to prison.
TRAGEDY OF WAR
TOLD IN PERSONAL AD.
London, April 9. "Six ladies and
two gentlemen require situations to
gether in a country house as the
sole staff of servants: Cook, kitchen
maid, parlor maid, footman-valet,
two house maids, an old man. Avail
able from April 15."
This advertisement appeared in
agate type in the "personal" column
of the Times this morning, inquiries
to be addressed to that paper.
What tragedy of war or poverty
lies behind these six lines of agate?
ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS
LABOR MEASURE VALID.
Lincoln, April 10, (Special.)
The fact that the district court of
Douglas county declared unconsti
tutional chapter 199 of the 1917 ses
sion laws, regulating private em
ployment agencies, does "hot affect
the validity of S. F. 55, which makes
only minor changes in the old law.
"There is little doubt of the con
stitutionality of S. F. 55." says At
torney General Clarence A. Davis, in
an opinion prepared at the request of
Governor McKelvie, who is holding
up the signing of the senate file on
protests questioning its validity.
Wilson May Start Session Go
ing While on Other Side
and Not Return Till
End of June.
Paris, April 10. While the ses
sions of the council of four are oc
cupying the chief attention of Pres
ident Wilson yet, those close to
the president who have seen him in
recent days say he is giving serious
consideration to the condition of
publje affairs in the United States,
particularly the situation created hy
the failure of the appropriation biMs
and the necessity of calling an extra
session of congress.
It is known that some of the pres
ident's advisers are of the opinion
that a call should be issued at a very
early day, so as to permit the new
congress to assemble in perfect or
ganization by June 1, and complete
the appropriation bills before the
end of the fiscal year. Should this
prevail, it would require an early
call in order to permit the usual
period for assembling, but it is not
known that it will prevail, for while
the president is listening to these
councils, he has given no intimation
of the course he intends to pursue.
Several new factors have recently
entered into the consideration of
this subject here. One is the de
parture of the military committee
of the new congress for Europe and
and it is foreseen that the committee,
which is chiefly interested in the
appropriation bills, cannot make the
visit and get back much before J une.
New Bills Necessary.
Another phase is the conclusion
that the usual method of extending
appropriations beyond June 30, by
concurrent resolution of congress,
would not suffice in the, present
case, as conditions are so entirely
changed from a war to a peace basis
that the former appropriations are
not applicable to the present con
ditions. This, it is believed, will
make necessary entirely new appro
priation bills, requiring considerable
time for their detailed elaboration.
The fact that the United States
transport George Washington has
been ordered to proceed to Brest has
given rise to the suggestion that it
was the situation at home, rather
than in Europe, which might require
the early return of President Wilson
S America. But, according to the
view of those in the confidence of
the president, his physical presence
in Washington is not essential to the
meeting of congress or until the end
of June, when the appropriation bills
will be ready for his signature. It
is contended that the call for an ex
tra session can be issued here and
the work of the new congress can
proceed without the president's at
tendance. Wilson Creates Precident.
It is pointed out that no president
had personally appeared before con
gress until President Wilson created
the new departure, and it is said he
could revert t the custom of his
predecessors in issuing calls and
transmitting messages, without his
The final decision depends largely
on the progress of the peace con
ference, as the situations at Wash-
(Continutd on Pane Kleien, Co'amn Four.)
Omaha Charter Bills
Both Postponed by
Lincoln, Neb., April 10. Special
Telporam 1 The cities and towns
committee of the lower house Thurs
day afternoon indefinitely postponed
house rolls 165 and 166. These are
known as the Omaha charter bills,
whose provisions were to enlarge
greatly the powers of the city com
mission to order new grading and
paving and create larger bonded in
debtedness on its own initiative.
The bills were held in committee
by Chairman Druesedow, who had
a petition signed by 4.000 Omaha
property owners, who were opposed
to the passage of the bills.
Commissioners Ure and Towle
District Clerk Smith and R. B. How
ell, manager of the Metropolitan
Water district, worked hard to ob
tain the passage of the bills, but
Kansas City Man Guilty of
Obtaining Money on Bond
Santa Fe. N. M., April 10. A jury
in the district court last night found
W. G. Kelly of Kansas City, guilty
of the charge of obtaining payment
of 52,605 on a fraudulent Santa Fe
county bond, after a trial lasting 10
days, "in which half a dozen promi
nent former officials of the state
were witnesses. A motion for a new
trial was announced by the defense,
and the court set April 18 as the
date for hearing argument uoon it
VOL. 48 NO. 255.
COMING BACK MONDAY THE POPULAR FAVORITE, ADELE GARRISON'S REVELATIONS OF A WIFE.
The Omaha Daily Bjee
Moaitf-eltM matter May 21, 1906. t
P. 0. miliar act at March 3. 1879.
Interstate Liquor Police
Force Among Possibilities
If Constitution Is No Bar
Attorney General Davis Sends for Copy of Kansas Law
With View of Having it Applied to Conditions
Here ; Nebraska, Iowa and Sunflower Authorities
May Then Act Together. A
From a Staff Correspondent. ,
Lincoln, April 10. A league of states, involving a
triple alliance of the law enforcement divisions of the states
of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas, and organized for the pur
pose of fighting bootleggers and automobile thieves', is now
in effect. '
For several weeks negotiations have been in progress
between the governors and attorneys general of three states
for the purpose of co-operating in the enforcement of the
"bone dry" laws which prevail in Iowa, Kansas and Nebras
ka, and the first of the week the plans were perfected by
which the three armies of law enforcement agents of the
league of states will work together for the suppression of
the organized gangs of bootleggers and automobile thieves
who work out from the different points in the neighboring
state of Missouri.
Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska will
place their booze hounds at the bor
der counties, and by interchange of
information, organized interstate
pursuits of criminal suspects and
exchange of evidence for prosecu
tion, will obliterate state lines so
far as law enforcement is concerned.
May Adopt New Plan.
Attorney General Davis is se
tiously considering the use of the
Kansas method of dealing with liq
uor smugglers. In Kansas the mat
ter of prosecuting prohibition law
violators is placed in the hands of
special prosecutors. These prosecu
tors are rewarded for their activi
ties by being awarded all of the
fines assessed against persons found
guilty on prosecution. In some of
the larger counties of the Sunflower
state the position of special prose
cutor is a sinecure. The special
prosecutor of Wyandotte county,
Kansas, for instance, makes as high
as $1,000 per week net by his ac
tivities. His office is so profitable ihat he
employs his own booze hounds, who
r, .Kansas, are called "spotters." It
is thought that under this arrange
ment the office of special prosecu
tor at Falls City, Nebraska City
or Scdtts Bluff would be extreme
Attorney General Davis has sent
Murdock Made One Miscue
When Hired Mary Vaughn
Young "Hindu Maid" Has Show Manager Arrested
on Battery Charge When He Stops Scene Not on
Program; "You Were Always Late," He Says;
"Tell it to Judge," Is Reply.
Murdock, appearing at the Boyd
theater this week, is a magician who
can also foretell future events with
seeming accuracy, but when pretty
Mary Vaughn, 2302 Cass street, ap
peared Sunday night and asked to
appear in the play as one of the
several 'Hindu maids who decorate
the stage, then it was that Mur
dock's powers of prediction went
Miss Vaughn had a propensity
for coming in about an hour late
for every performance, according to
Harry Seber, manager of the Mur
dock show. Warnings were of no
Getting Along in Years, But
Ready to Help Uncle Sam
While He Cannot Go Out and
Fight, John Delaney Will
Help Make the Ma
Agile and hearty at 53 years,
John Delaney, a bachelor, living at
1306 South Thirteenth street, wants
to attend some school in order to
learn a trade. Yesterday he en
listed in the army and was sent to
Fort Logan for his preliminary
training, after which he will be
sent overseas. An opportunity to
attend various trade schools will be
"I'm gettin' old, but not too old
Drug Evil Greatest
Problem of Nation,
Says Revenue Officer
New York, April 10. Asserting
ihat three New York physicians re
cently investigated had been found
to' have dispensed 1,500,000 narcotic
prescriptions to drug addicts in six
months, Major Daniel L. Porter,
supervisor in New York for the in
ternal revenue department, declared
today at a conference with state
and municipal authorities that the
parcotic evil was "The greatest prob
lem of the nation."
Potash Supply Short
Washington, April 10. Official
dispatches received here today said
the German situation promised no
such liberal supply ofpbtas.li as in
to the state officials of Kansas for
a copy of the law relating to the
appointment of special prosecutors
and if he finds that it complies with
the constitution of Nebraska, may
make an effort to have the law
adopted during the present session
of the legislature.
Attorney General Havner of
Iowa, Attorney General Knox of
Kansas and Attorney General Davis
of Nebraska have entered into the
compact for co-operrftion in enforc
ing the prohibitory laws and are
placing all the enforcement ma
chinery of their respective states at
each others' disposal.
Interstate Police Force.
To all intents and purposes this
arrangement will have the effect of
creatine; an interstate police force
for the suppression of bootlegging
and automobile stealing and the
originators of the plan are hopeful
that it will suppress the activities
of the organized gangs now operat
ing in the three states.
State Law Enforcement Officer
Hyers, who helped manipulate the
organization, is now awaiting the
passage of the law which gives his
subordinates the power of sheriffs
in order, to put the plans he has. in
mind, in the use of the enforce
ment officers of Iowa, Kansas and
Nebraska as co-operative units.
avail, he said. Neither did she fear
threats of loss of wages, and when
finally, she was told to quit, it is
declared the young woman would
have gone on the stage and let the
audience into her confidence.
It was here that Seber sk' he
interfered and Miss Vaughn then
had Seber arrested. He was released
mi $50 bond.
Miss Vaughn alleges Seber
struck her several times, and that
Alurdock failed to complete his part
tf their contract when it came to
paying her wages. Seber vill be
tried on the charge before Police
Judge Foster this morning.
to learn a new trade," Delaney told
recruiting officials at the Army
building. He has been in Omaha
10 years, earning no small salary at
a packing house. He is a skilled
machinist and is a connoisseur of
Army officers drew their breaths
and ran relays from office to office
to give out word of "the old man's
"No, I'm not kidding," Delaney
said. "I want to join. If the army
is offering a schooling in trades 1
want to take advantage of it." De
laney spent six years previous
service in the army and was in the
Philippines during the war with
Spain. He left last night for Fort
High Water Forces
to Flee From Homes
Jamestown. N. D., April 10. More
than 50 families were forced to flee
from their home tonight in the
northern section of the city because
of water of the James river and sev
eral other families, unable to make
the way to safety in time, were
forced to spend the night in the sec
ond story of their homes.
The flood is due to the spring
thaw and the heavy snow fall here,
the first part of the week.
Every bridge between Jamestown
and Kensal, about 30 miles north of
here, has been washed away and the
water, which has risen two feet in
four hours, is slowly creeping to
ward the main business section of
APRIL 11, 1919.
American Labor Leader Re
turns to "Own Land" and
( Thanks God That He
Has Reached Home.
New York, April 10. Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, came ashore
from the steamer Rotterdam, which
brought him back from France with
the other members of the American
delegation to the international labor
conference which framed a covenant
to govern the affairs of labor
throughout the world.
The veteran labor leader had ex
pected to spend the night aboard
the ship, which will not dock until
morning, but came back on the cut
ter with immigration officers, when
informed by two of his sons that his
wife was ill. They did not tell him
that their mother had suffered a
paralytic stroke several days ago.
When Mr. Gompers set foot in
the darkness on the concrete of Bat
tery pier, he asked:
"Is this terra firma or a bridge?"
When assured that it was the
south end of Manhattan Island, he
burst into tears, exclaiming: "My
own land, thank God!"
Mr. Gompers was ill when he
hoarded the ship at Plymouth, but
his health improved greatly during
the voyage, and he was able to make
three patriotic addresses to 2,238 and
the 570 civilians and officers on
board. In his last talk he denounced
vigorously the remarks made
through an interpreter by G. Zil
bourg, secretary of war in the Ke
rensky cabinet in Russia.
The labor leader declared the Rus
sian had shown pronounced bolshe
viki tendencies and as a consequence
the immigration authorities decided
tonight to hold Zilbourg at Ellis Isl
and for further investigation.
Geneva Is Chosen
as Seat of New
Paris, Friday, April 11. Geneva,
Switzerland, has been chosen for the
scat of the league of nations, ac
cording to announcement here.
At a meeting of the commission
on a league of nations, 10 sections
of the covenant were considered and
passed. The Japanese amendment
was not reached and the actual text
of the section exempting the Monroe
doctrine from the provisions of the
covenant of the league of nations is
not yet available.
American commissioners stated,
however, that the document was def--initely
named in the provision guar
anteeing that it will not be affected
by the terms in the covenant. An
other meeting will be held tonight,
when it is hoped that the work will
The adoption of the section ex
empting the Monroe doctrine was
the only real exemption made dur
ing the meeting last night. Pres
ident Wilson offered the amend
ment and made a plea for it, saying
that he believed the doctrine was
protected tinder - the terms of the
covenant as they stood but, because
of the demands for specific ex
emption, he felt it imperative that
the amendment should-be adopted.
There was some adverse argument
but the amendment was adopted
without prolonged opposition.
Allies Overwhelmed by
Ukrainian Soviet Troops
Geneva, April 10. Some details
concerning evacuation of Odessa by
the allies have been received here
from Bucharest. These are to the
effect that the allied army was over
whelmed by the Ukrainian soviet
troops, ,who outnumbered them six
or seven to one.
The allies fought stubbornly in the
Streets for many hours, but finally
retreated to the port, where they
were rescued by allied ships. The
French troops suffered most.
The advices from Bucharest say
the retreat of the allies has greatly
encouraged the bolsheviki.
Ensign Condict Again
Commissioned in Navy
St. Louis, Mo April 10. (Special
Telegram.) Ensign Condict. for
several months in charge of the
Omaha navy recruiting station in
Omaha, has been recommissioned a
lieutenant in the L'nited States navy.
Ensign 'Condict Was in charge of the
Omaha station when recruiting was
at-its height. He was city editor of
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Brussels, April 10. Both cham
bers of Parliament gave a reception
last night in honor of a party of
American congressmen who are vis
By Mall (I yaar). Dally, H.50: Sunday, 12 M: TlVD PPMT
Oailyaad Sua.. $5.50: auttlda Neb. polite entis. vEiiVI .1 O.
Strikers and Rioters Hold
Sway Over World Since War;
Torches Vie With Red Flags
Spirit of Unrest Felt in Nearly Every Country of World ;
Estimate Over Five-Hundred Walkouts Have
Taken Place Since Signing of Armistice by the
By Universal Service.
Washington, April 10. From the ornate and luxurious
"clock room" of the Quai D'Orsay, with its velvet carpets,
priceless portieres and marble embellishments, to scenes of
violence, where lives are being taken and the mutterings of
mobs heard, is a far cry. Yet since January 18, the day the
peace conference formally opened, to the present date, the
world Has seen hundreds of strikes, riots and other disorders.
Based on information obtained in
Washington today it is believed that
more' than 500 strikes, riots, upris
ings and the like have taken place in
topsy-turvey existence that the year
1919 has thus far seen. The number
is abnormal, and it is exclusive of the
many wars now being waged in Eu
rope and Asia. These, of course,
are what are known as "little
wars;" nevertheless, they exact a
toll of dead and wounded every day.
The United States is not immune
from the unrest visible in all parts
of the world and which many per
sons ascribe in a large measure to
the seeming failure to obtain peace.
Since the peace conference began its
analysis of the problems before it,
there have been over 20 major
strikes in this country affecting over
"200,000 workers; there have been
unemployment riots in Buffalo, N.
Y., riots in Butte, Mont., and at Pas
saic, N. J., and at Lawrence, Mass.
BLACK GOES FREE
Verdict of Not Guilty Returned
by Jury in Case Wherein Al---
legations Made That
Bribes Were Offered.
A jury in criminal court yesterday
afternoon, after being out a short
tune, returned a verdict of not
guilty in the case wherein Jesse
Black was charged with receiving a
bribe to allow Gladys Thompson to
escape from the Women's Detention
home, November 29, last year.
Gladys Thompson, principal state
witness, failed to appear to testify
at the trial. A bench warrant was
issued, but the police and deputy
sheriffs were unable to -find her.
County Attorney Shotwell pro
ceeded with the case without her.
Jt she is found in Nebraska a charge
of contempt of court will be filed
Policemen on Guard.
County Attorney Shotwell's sus
picions have been aroused by the
disappearance of his principal wit
ness. Several policemen in uniform
were on guard at the detention home
when Mrs. Thompson escaped.
Mrs. Thompson was at the court
house Tuesday morning. The case
was not ready to go on trial then,
but both Mr. Shotwell and Judge
Redick told her to be sure and be
on hand Wednesday. She didn't ap
pear. Black, according to the testimony
of George Thompson, husband of
Gladys Thompson, Wednesday aft
ernoon came to his home, 709 North
Eighteenth street, November 26,
with a note from Emma Brown ask
ing that Black be given $100 and
that then the Brown and Thompson
women would "be home tonight."
An affidavit signed by the women
after their escape stated that Black
told them he would give them the
signal when to make a run across
the detention home and over the
fence and that he said the officers
on guard in the yard "would shoot,
but wouldn't hit" the women.
Black denied that he had ever
received any bribes or had eved
connived to assist inmates of the
home to escape.
Emma Brown, another former in
mate of the home, testified for the
defense. Chief of Police Eberstein
was on the stand for a few minutes
for the state.
Dahlman to Open Offices
and Begin Investigations
James C. Dahlman, former mayor
of Omaha, has returned from
Washington, where he reported to
his new superior, William J. Flynn,
chief of the United States secret
Dahlman recently was appointed
inspector of the secret service, and
police section of the railway admin
istration for Nebraska, Iowa and
Colorado. He will establish his
headquarters in one of the local
railway headquarters ' buildings.
Iowa State Senate Votes
for Hard Surface Roads
Des Moines, la., April 10. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Iowa senate
today passed the hard surfaced road
bill, but only after friends of the
bill had been forced to adopt a coun
ty option provision. The bill will
now go back to the house. The
house is expected to concur in the
xuigiana, Ireland ana scouana nave
experienced many disturbances
( Labor Troubles Abroad.
Strikes and riots have broken out
in Glasgow and Belfast; there has
been a "red flag" procession in Lon
don and two grave instances wherein
soldiers have temporarily taken the
law into their own hands. These
were at Folkstone, when a number
of British troops rebelled at being
sent back to France, and in north
Wales, when Canadian soldiers went
on a rampage. ...
Throughout the British empire
there has been trouble. Egypt has
seen the torch of mobs, and Cairo
has been gripped by riots. India has
been the scene of local troubles, the
latest one culminating several days
ago in Delhi. '
Australia has"pro-bolshevist" dis
orders and "anti-bolshevist" attacks
(Continued on Page. Eleven, Column six)
IN TRADE WITH
Censorship of Mail and Tele
grams Still in Force; Ameri
can Delegates Seek Modi-
fioation of Blockade.
Paris, April 10. Although the
blockade has been formally lifted
against all efiemy countries except
Germany and against- bolshcvist
Russia, restrictions on trade with
Poland, Esthonia and eastern and
southeastern Europe continue. There
is still censorship of mail and tele
grams and an absenceof postal com
munication with the infant states,
and resumption of trade and of bus
iness relations is virtually blocked.
The American delegates have been
pressing in the inter-allied economic
council for a modification of the cen
sorship, but the system as regards
Europe remains in force.
The associated governments there
fore remain in the position of giving
with one hand by lifting the block
ade and withholding with the other
by maintaining, commercial censor
ship. It is hoped, nevertheless, that
there soon will be relaxations in or a
removal of the censorship.
The business situation in Pofand,
Esthonia and the other new states
illustrates the entire dependencies of
trade upon communications. The
blockade no longerexists for ese
countries in theory, buiowing to the
absence of postal or cable commu
nications, business men in Poland,
for instance, are unable to commu
nicate with the outer world to plac
orders or arrange for a resumption
of business relations.
One Pole, reached Paris with the
Polish mission this week, brought
no less than 180 important letters
which will reach the United States,
thanks to this special opportunity.
Other business interests in Warsaw
and Lodz and similar trade and in
dustrial centers of the new state can
not even lay the preliminary foun
dations for business with the United
States until a mail route is estab
lished and the censorship is modi
fied. Hines Refuses Steel
Prices Agreed Upon
by Industrial Board
Washington, April 10. Accept
ance by the railroad administra
tion of the steel prices agreed upon
by the representatives of the in
dustry and the Department of Com
merce's industrial board was defi
nitely and formally refused today
by Director General Hines. The
refusal was announced after Mr.
Mines had conferred with Ch.-.irman
George N. Peek of the board.
The director general's decision,
announced as final, was based on
the grounds that the prices aT
agreed upon are too high; tint the
industrial board is without power
to impose them upon the railroad
administration, and that the return
of all prices to normal will "be se
riously retarded by the approval by
a governmental purchasing agency
of prices which it deems excessive."
ChairmaT Peek of the industrial
board let it be known after his con
ference with Director General
Hines that he would present the
questions involved in the contro
versy with the railroad administra
tion to President V
Generally fair Friday end Satur
day; ' warmer Friday; colder In
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Demand Definite Assurances
Regarding Withdrawal; Say
America Not at War With
Archangel. April 10. (By Asso
ciated Press.) A company of Amer
ican troops recently showed some
hesitation in returning to the light
ing front south of Archangel, declar1
ing that the war with Germany was
over and that the United States .was
not at war with the bolsheviki. The
regimental commander, irra speech,,
said that thev were righting a dCs-
perate defensive battle and appealed
to them to stick it out. The com
pany then left for the front. '
The situation arose when ' the .,
.company named was ordered , back
to flic front after a rest period at
Archangel. The officers' were in
formed tli at the men did not want
to go to the front again.' They
asked to have their arguments
Net at War With Russia.
The men contended that they
wnye draft men, conscripted for the
war with Germany, which was fin
tshed now, that America was uot at
war with the bolsheviki, that the
entire bolshevik question was tjje
subject of nnich political debate and
indecision in the United States and
that so far as they were concerned
they were unable to see why they
should be fighting if there was no
war. , .
The regimental commander said
that perhaps their own lives de
pended on the fighting on this front,
and then made his successful apv"
peal, reciting to the men traditions
of the American army.
Service Distasteful to All. ,
This incident was only the out
cropping of what seems to be the
general Jeelmg among the Amen
can troops, officers as well as men.
Because of this feeling, it is admit-,
ted more or less generally, that the
troops now here probably will be of
little use after June 1.
In oliicial circles in - Archangel
there is no disposition seriously to
blame the troops for this condition.
On their arrival in north Russia last
September the Americans were keen
for lighting the bolsheviki, who they
had been told were German agents.
They have fought bravely through- .
out the campaign and they arc still
doing so. ',;''
Propaganda In Evidence. rS
However, since the armistice with
Germany was declared, the soldiers
have been subjected to constant
bolsheviks propaganda, which, to-'
gether with their desire to return;
home" after the end of the war fori
which .they were drafted and the j
hardships and loneliness of the.
Arctic winter, has caused them to
lose their spirits.
Meanwhile, they have had no of
ficial statement from the govern
ment to answer bolshevik propa
ganda and no American in
Archangel is in a position to tell
them officially what they are fight
Washington, April 10. The Wat
department issued tonight an 'of-
(Cuntiniiwd on Pago Kleven, Column Three)
Red Army Promised ;
Bavarian Radicals ; .
by Leader in Soviet I
Munich, April 10. Bavarian soviet
government and the government
which it is attempting to depose is-.
sued appeals to the Bavarian popu-'
lition today. Eric Muehsam, a,
member of the communist central ;:
council, in an appeal to the prole- i
"Without regard to differences of
opinion, the communist leaders and
the working population are united tu
working for the realization of so.
cialism and communist dictatorship. '
A red army will be created and con
nection witk Russia and Hungary
will be effected immediately. ' (.
"The new revolutionary powet
will order new elections as soon as
possible on the revolutionary basi(
in which the council system wiXi
build itself up and in which all ques
tions about their. affairs will be de
cided by the working people. But.'1
only by the working people, because
the capitalists will not share in the '
pight of determination."
From Bamberg the" Hoffmann;
government countered with an ap
peal to the Bavarian people, calling '
attention to the sufferings of four
years of war and outlining a pro
gr?m which the cabinet has decided
upon for the welfare of the state.
The appeal concludes by urging the
workmen and all others to stand be-v
hind the government they elected
?nd in a spirit of democracy to carry
on the reconstruction work notwith
standing the dictatorship of term
"which threatens the freedom of tfcg
Bavarian people "
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