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VOL XLTX NO.
VUli. AlJiA ITU.
FOIL PLAN TO
Twelve Federal Prisoners in
Douglas County Jail Had
Bars Sawed and Guns - in
AUTOMOBILES WAIT TO
' ASSURE MEN'S ESCAPE
Secret Tip of Projected At
tempt to Mike Clark En
ables He and Deputies to
Counteract Plot in Time.
The escape of at least 12 prison
ers in the county jail, mostly held
for, federal offenses, was frustrate?!
last night by Sheriff Mike Clark and
deputies. Four bars were found
sawed in the supposedly escape
The delivery was scheduled for
midnight when the prisoners planned
' to either shoot or knock over the
head deputy sheriff, Ed Cassidy,
whose turn it was to inspect the
prisoners on the new shift. After
overpowering the guard they planned
on opening all cell doors and then
robbing" the safe in Jailor Clayton's
office, which frequently has large
sums of money, prior to escaping.
Automobiles were to be provided
by confederates on the outside to
take the ringleaders of the attempt
ed delivery from the city. Twelve
of the 32 men in tier Nd. 2 had
greed to make a break for freedom.
There were 107 prisoners confined
in the jail.
R. L. Baker,' alias Hatch, known
, In police circles as the "Georgia
Wildcat," is said by Sheriff Clark
to be the "brains" of the plan. The
Wildcat was arrested four weeks ago
by postoffice inspectors on a charge
, of using the mails to defraud and is
being held for, the federal grand
jurj'. He is known over the entire
country as a "bad man" and has
made several daring escapes from
' W H. Bone, 20 years old, of New
York city, was the human instru-
. ment used . bjr the desperadoes to
complete their plans, according to a
confession he made last night. He
was released on bond last Tuesday
after having been arrested charged
with Nbeing implicated in the rob
bery of express packages.
'In his confession Bone says that
he brought two guns, si hack saws,
. a bottle of emery dust and 20 shells
to the jail at 2 Friday afternoon. One
of the guns he says he brought with
him from Kansas where he worked
on a farra and the other he bought
in Omaha. The guns and saws were
given to Jack Adams, alias 'the
"Pigeon," while he was conversing
with an attorney.
Bone, in his confession, said that
hjf was threatened by Baker in case
1 failed and in case the plan was
(jf success was to. receive $10,000.
,which Baker said he had "planted."
Prisoners Work All Night.
"The Wildcat," "Pigeon," Fred
(Shorty) Long and John Hart work
ed all night Friday sawing the bars
of' the cells. Two bars were sawed
out of the cell in which they were
confuted, after : which they cut
through two bars which would al
low them exit to the corridor by
means of an open space where
plumbing pipes pass through--the
room. ' .
The task was not completed until
(Continued on Page Ten, Column Two.)
State Department to ,
Help Americans Find
Relatives in Poland
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
Washington, March 13. The
State department announced that on
behalf of American citizens it will
make welfare inquiries regarding
relatives and frfends in Poland. In
a circular on the subject the depart
ment indicates the channels through
which funds and supplies may , be
sent to individuals in Poland from
. this country,
1 The welfare inquiries will be un
dertaken in cases where it has other
wise proved impossible for Amer
icans to establish communication
with their relatives and friends in
Poland, and. the department's in
quiries will be either by mail with
out cost to the inquirer or by tele-
i gram at the expense of the inquirer.
Funds may be sent through the
joint distribution committee, 20 Ex
change place. New York city, and it
is understood that funds also may
be sent through banks and express
companies and by registered mail.
Polish citizens should communicate
with the Polish consul general for
similar service. "
Officer Found Guilty of
Las Cruces, N. M, March 13.
Maj. F. 'M. Scanand, charged with
murder in connection with the deatlt
of John M. Hutchings, race car driv
- er, on November 2,r1919, was found
guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Sentences of one to 10 years in the
penitentiary is the penalty.
A motion for a new trial was dc
taied. An appeal to the supreme
court was granted and the defend
nt admitted to $10,000 bail. .
7 Benson to Shipping Board.
Washington, March 13. The nom
ination of Rear Admiral Wm. S.
Benson, to become a member of the
shipping board to succeed John B.
Payne, who is to become secretary
of the interior, was. confirmed by
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03. x 0ali P. 0. n.d.r act til
AGREE TO VOTE 7
' ON ARTICLE TEN.
Ratification .Decision Expected
By Wednesday Fail- j ,
Chloaco Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaded Wire
Washington, March 13. Article
10, "the heart of the league of na
tions covenant, will be brought to
a vote in the senate Monday tinder
a unanimous consent agreemet en
tered into today.
With this crucial question passed
uooft. the way will be clear for an
early vote on ratification, perhaps
.on luesday or Wednesday, it all ab
sentees can De Drougnt DacK or
Final polls made today indicated
the defeat of the treaty by a sub'
stantial margin, and comprbmisers
admitted that ratification appeared
alrnost-hopeless According to the
most reliable canvass that could be
obtained, the combination of repmV
lican "irreconcilables" and the ad
ministration's "battalion of death"
would be able to muster not less
than- 37 votes, or four more than
enough to reject the pact.
Prediction was made in some
quarters that the vote against rati
fication would be larger, tor the
reason that administration-leaders
were confident of their ability to
rally stronger support to president
Wilsons position in the final show
down. Senator Lodge Yields.
In the fact of terrific combard-
ment from his own party colleagues,
Senator Lodge, the republican
leader, yielded today m the opposite
direction and accepted an amend
ment suggested by Senator Borah
of Idaho, strengthening the com
promise reservations on article 10
which senator Lodge ottered yes
1 he Borah amendment would add
the words "including all contro
versies relating1 to territorial integ
rity or political independence" in
specifying international disputes in
which the United States will not in
In the opinion of most senators
this amendment takes the compro
mise back to the effect of the orig
inal Lodge reservation, but- makes
the language rather Cumbersome, so'
that in the end it would not he sur
prising' if the original draft were re-
(Continued on Pare Six, Column Three.)
Worker Drops Dead
fin M 117 11 1
vrniie waiKing nome
Dan W. Coffey, 57 years old, 2604
Pierce street, an old-time resident of
Omaha, died late yesterday after
noon of heart disease while walking
from down town to his home. i
Mr. Coffey, who is well known in
Omaha, has been prominent, in
boosting for the Ak-Sar-Ben-
carnivals in his 15fyears' residence
?n Omaha, and has been connected
with many of the large enterprises
in Omaha. Since coming here he
has made his homi with his sister
and brother-in-law C. H., Olsen.
Mr. Coffey was " employed with
the American Transfer Co. as col
lector for many years.
Shortly before his death his sister
talked to him over -the telephone,
and news of his death was a shock
to the family. Burial will be in the
family plot set Plattsmouth, Neb.-
Colonel Greely Is
Made Chief Forrester
By Secretary Meredith
Washington, March 13. Appoint
ment of Col. W. B. Greely, assistant
forester, to succeed Henry S.
Graves as chief forester when4the
latter retires May' 1, was announced
by Secretary Meredith.
A native of California, Colonsl
Greely graduated from University of
California and Yale forest school
and has been with the forest service
continuously since 1904, except for
two years service wth the American
Colonel Greely's work in the for
est service has ranged through all
technical grades from the lowest-'to
the highest. His special assignments
included supervisor of the Sequoia
national forest in California and dis
trict forester in charge ofjhe -national
forests of Montana and northern
Radio Messages Urg&
Vessels to Rescue
Marooned Sub Crew
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Vallejo, Cal., March 13. Radio
messages 1o all ships in the vicinity
of Magdalena bay, Lower California,
urging them to go to the' assistance
of ,the .crew of the United 'States
submarine H-l, whose crew were re
ported to have been on the beach at
Santa MaKgarita island IS hours
without watdr, were sent out Satur
day from the Mare Island navyyard.
Return Securities Taken ;
Under Prohibition Act
St Louis," Mo., March 13. Cash
and securities amounting to $24,000,
confiscated by the government un
der a provision of the prohibition
enforcement act, was returned to
the owner ' by the United Srates
district attorney's office her..
Assistant District Attorney Wha
ley said the money was returned
because "a too stringent enforce
ment of the provisions would tend
to make the law unpopular."
Wifeless Concert at Sea.
New. York, March 13. Passenu
gers on the, Cunard-line steamship
Mauretania, which arrived here from
Southampton, were . entertained
when 100 miies at sea with a concert
transmitted by wireless telephone
from the Marconi works at Chelms
ford, England; They reported that
they heard distinctly the Vocal and
instrumental selections. '
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But if Need Should Arise,
With None Other Available,
He Wil Run for President
He Announces to Voters.
EAGER TO BEeLeCTED .
A NEBRASKA DELEGATE
Declares Readiness to Leave
Quiet of Home to Aid in Re
bilking Reactionaries . and
Lincoln. Neb..' March 13. (Spe
cial.) W. J. Bryan does not desire
the democratic presidential nomina
tion, but 1f- none other- can be found
who meets his ttfst of progressive
democracy, he will feel constrained
to accent duty s call.
. This is Mr. Bryan's attitude, as
outlined in a statement made public
Mr. Bryan declares that he much
prefers a life of peace and quiet, but
he considers it his duty, he says, to
fight for a place on the Nebraska
delegation to the ban Francisco con
vention in order to aid in opposing
the reactionaries and friends of th
His Duty to Accept. ;
"If the situation becamff such that
my nomination was - actually , de
manded," he says, "I would feel, it
my amy to consider it, dui; i nope
no such situation will arise and' I do
not now see any probability that
such a situation will arise,
There were suggestions tonight
that Mr. Bryan's statement may pre
face his offering of himself as a can
didate in the Nebraska presidential
preference primary against Senator
Hitchcock, in the same 'way in which.
after declaring that he could find no
other to enter the list he became a
candidate for chairman of the Balti
more convehtion 'in 1920. "r ;
' Receives Many4 Letters.
'The statement follows: 7
"During the last few weeks I have
been receiving an increasing num
ber of letters asking me to become,
ioi; tne tourtn time a canotaate ior
the presidency. 'As it is impossible
to make personal-answer-to these
letters, I give this one reply to all.
I recognize it to be the duty of
the citizen to respond to the calls
of his country in peace or war.
Therefore, if the situation becomes
such that my nomination was actu
ally demaided, as in time of war
a soldier's life is demanded on the
battlefield, I wouM feel it my duty
to consider it, but I hope no such
situation will arise, and I do not
now see any probability that such
a situation will arise. .
"For 30 years I have taken so .zoo.
UVC a yal I 111 JiUUUL llic mai U1C
demands upon my time have, to a
large extent, denied me the pleas
ures of the fireside and the compan
ionship f my family. I have been
rewarded as few public '.men have
been not with office, wh'ich 'is the
least of rewards-Mut wth the sat
isfaction of seeing neatly every re
form I have advocated written into
the untepealable law of the lahd,
and now I see my peac? plan made
the jchief cornerstone of (the league
(Continued on Fage Six,' Column Two.)-
Cash and Carry Milk
Stations Cut Price ;
" To 1 2 Cents a Quart
The Midwest Milk Producers', as
sociation, operating "cash-and-carry"
milk stations at the city fire sta
tions, announced a reduction of price
from 13 t6 12 cents a quart last eve
ning. - , 1 ' 7 .
ale of milk at the fire stations
at Walnut Hill and at Twenty-second
and Lake streets will begin
Tuesday morning. They will be con
tinued also , at the Twentieth ' and
Poppletoh streets plant.
.The 12-cent price applies to halfi
pints of cream as well 'as to quarts
of milk. . , 4 t
To maintain 'the 12-cent-price it
will be necessary to sell at least 400
quarts daily, according to the asso-
ciation. , r i
Chicago Opera Company
v Star Hurt in Auto Wreck
New Yoi Jkf arch 713. Yvonne
Gall, Chicago Opera company star
soprano, and formerly operatic star
in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and
cities of South' America, sustained a
possible .fracture of . the Skull in
Central park Friday when a taJci
in which she ; was riding collided
with an automobile owned by Max
Kalta'. William Beyer, the taxi
chauffeur, was also injured slightly.
Miles 'Gall V'as taken Ko Flower hos
pital. ;' ' ',. ; , '
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Charge Dalrymple's Minions
Willi Exceeding Authority
Chicago, March 13. Affidavits
charging agejts from the office of
Maj. -'A. V. Palrymple, prohibition
commissioner of the central -states,
with' exceeding; their authority in
making arrests for alleged viola
tion of the prohibition laws and with
acting in a manner unbecoming fed
eral officers were fited with Federal
Judge George A'. .Carpenter.
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Relative of President Dies.
Pasadena. Cat.. - March 13. Mrs.Und affiliated organizations made
Virginia Jones-Bacon,1 cousin' of
: . x r . . e T
President Wilson's first wife, .died
here,, age . 80. Mrs. Jones-Bacon
yas a native of Georgia, but had
resided in-Pasadepa manjt.yytis and
was . prominent in club a,nd social
circles,- 1 1
) OMAHA, 'SUNDAY MORNING,
500 WILL BACK:
Plan to Take Active Part in
Pimary Elections Secre
tary Thomas Raps Sen
. ator Hitchcock.
The Committee of 500, meeting
in the Y. M. c A. building last
night, unanimouslyi- adopted a reso
lution providing, that the committee
take an active stand in the coming
primary election for both local and
national- randidales who favnr hro-
fnibition, expressing disappointment
in Congressman A. W. Jeffens for
voting against the Volstead act and
condemning Senator Hitchcock's
stand in favor of beer and - light
The meeting was opened by El
mer Thomas, secretary of the com
mittee,' who declared that he did
not believe Senator Hitchcock is
running for the presidency in good
faith. . ' '
Loses Women's Votes.
"Senator- Hitchcock has offended
the women of the country and he
knows they will not vote for him,"
Mr. Thomas asserted. His stand
against women's suffrage alone lost
him the powerful vote of tire women
whjch will be cast in the next elec
tiqn. I believe' be is a candidate of
the, reactionary forces of the coun
try, composed of wets and big busi
ness, whose aim it. is to Reep Wil-
1am. Jennings Bryan, away from the
democratic convention, for ' Mr.-
Bryan will, rule the convention if
he is sent to it." ; '
Mr. Thomas declared that prohi
bition would Jiever have been- en
forced in Omaha had it vnot been
for Police Judge Foster, who was
one 1 of the candidates advocated by
the committee at the last election..
ne ureea mat tne committee lane
an active part in local politics as well
as national and tht Judge roster
be backed for re-election.
W. T. Graham, president of the
committee, denounced the action of
Adult Probation Officer, M. Andrea
Son -in permitting paroles to be
granted promiscuously. He called
for suggestions for names of can
didates who.jcould be chosen to run
for congress against Congressman
Jeffens, declaring that the commit
tee could no longer support Mr.
Jefferis after his stand on the pro
hibition question. '
Suggests Thomas and Dodge.
Elmer Thomas and N. P. Dodge
were suggested by Police Commis
sioner Ringer,"' and F. W. Wead was
also suggested as a possible candi
date. A committee 'composed of
F. D.- Wead, Lysle I. Abbott, Rob'
ert Switzler, Byron R. Hastings and
Mrs. Charles Roberts was named to
select candidates for offices, both
local and national.
Robert Arthur Elwood, founder
and pastor of the Boardwalk church
at Atlantic City, told the commit
tee that. a real "steam roller" of
opposition wo.uld put in end to the
political aspirations 6t Governor Ed
wards of New Jerjjey and Senator
Hitchcock. He declared that Gov
ernor Edwards was a political ac
cident; that he was not elected on
either a wet or dry issue, and' that
Atlantic City was strong for prohi
bition because with its 360 saloons
closed it was more prosperous than
ever before. . ;
Exclusion League Moves " - '
Against All Orientals
San Francisco, March 13. fr- The
California Oriental Exclusion league
1 . i
plans here to submit to the' people
of California as soon-as-possible
an initiative petition ' designed" to
prcyent'aliens ineligible to citizen
ship front controlling1 or operating
agricultural land in any other" capa
city than as laborers. .
MARCH. 14, 1920.
TO GIVE OPINION
'IN' NAVY MDCUP
Tells Senate Investigating Com
mittee His Business Was to
Get Food to Allies.
Washington, March 13. While
refusing :to comment on military
plans or policies, Herbert Hpover
told the senate committet investigat
ing the Navy department's conduct
of food and heavy sinking 'of al
lied merchant ships by derman sub
marines, conditions abroad were
critical from April, 1917, until
Mr. Hoover was called before the
committee at the request of Rear
Admiral bims, who asserted that he
was best qualified to support his
contention that the allies were los
ing thft war when the United States
joined them, and that only a vigor
our campaign against the V-boats
could bring about victory.
Refuses to Give Opinion.
A&ked if the navy . department
could not havei offered more com
plete co-operation by sending more
vessels to the critical zone,' Mr.
Hoover declined to express an opin
ion, (ycceptto say that he supposed
"everything was done that) ' could
be.". He told the committee that
he did not consider -himself
competent to testify . regarding
technical military and naval mat
ters, and that his business was to
"get food to the allies."
Mr. Hoover expressed the belief
that American participation turned
the scales in favor of the. allies at
thc'critical period, of, tne war, al
though it was incorrect to "say that
the United States won the war..
. Efforts to prove that the navy's
failure tfl keep him informed of im
portant developments in policy
caused his associates oh the allied
naval councils to believe he was not
in the full confidence of his gov
ernment formed the burden 'of Ad
miral Sims' testimony.,
' He criticised particularly the as
signment of vessels to the Azores
Islands without first informing him
of the -department's, plans, assert
ing that Washington officials
"played iito'the enemy's hands" by
permitting a submarine attack on an
Azores port to cause diversion, of
American forces to those waters. He
characterized the Incident .as a
"violation of the fundamental prin
ciples of warfare" and an indication
of "the "effectiveness of German
Murderers Shatter Skull
Of Woman With a Rock
Washington, March 13. Her'skull
shattered . with a-rock, ' the body of
Mrs. Uertruae Harrison Mann, -a
widow, was found .'in patch 01
woods only a block away from Con
necticut avenue, one of the city's
mbst fashionable thoroughfares.
The police believe that th6 woman
was beaten to death by ihugs, with
robbery as the motive. There was
every evidence that She had put up
a desperate fight - against her as
sailants. Mrs. Alann.came here a year ago
from Mills Valley, Cal. She was a
teacher of music, numbering among
her pupils many young people from
the most prominent families in the
city. , ' '
, Stefansson Sails.
New York, March 13. -Vilhjalmur
Stefansson. thee .plorer, was among
the passengers on board the Ameri
can steamship Philadelphia, which
iett here ior nymoutn, cnerDourg
and Southampton! He declined to
make known the obect of the trip.
Cheapest Money in World. 7
' London, March 13.--The cheapest
money in 'the world is that issued by
ueneral Yudenitch. Jt consists of
chocolate wrappers. Thousands of
Kussian troops serving under yude
nitch are paid with this money
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By Mall (I ywr). Dally. 16.
Dally aad Sua.. I7.M: Maid
IN MURDER CASE
Three Others on Trial for
Armistice Day Shooting
- At Mojitesano Are
Freed by Jury.
- ' QSy the Associated Press.) -
Montesano, Wash., March 13.
Seven of the 10 I. W. W. charged
with the murder of Warren O.
Grimm,- one of four former Soldiers
shot during an Armistice day
parade at Centralia, Washj were
found guilty Saturday night of sec
ond, degree murder. Three, others
were found not guilty. Loren Rob
erts, one of the trio, was acquitted
on the ground of ihsanity.
The defendants found guilty of
second degree murder were Britt
Smith, Ray Becker, JameS jMc
Inerney, Bert Bland, Eugene
Barnett, John Lamb and O. ' C
Bland. . '
The three acquitted were Mike
Sheehah, Elmer Smith and Loren
Roberts, the latter on the ground of
insanity. '. " ; '
After the reading of the verdict
in A 1-IA return nf tVip dpfpnHant to
the county jail John Berry, sheriffl
r T 1 I.- f
Ol .Lewis county, in which veunaua
is located, read' to'them warrants
charging them with the murder of
Arthur, McElfresh, another .of x the
four slain at Centralia.
Jury Out Long Time.
The verdict was returned at 8:35
o'clock. The jury had been out
since 10:20 o'clock' last night.
Earlier in the night the court had
declined to receive a verdict- in
(Continued on Pare Six, Column Fonr.)
Estate. of Aged Omaha
Now Over $100,000
C. H. Weirich, administrator - qt
the estate of Alfred J. Seaman.
Omah eccentric, yesterday opened
the safe deposit . vault and found
building and loan and other securi
teis valued at $53,500. ,
D. W. Merrow, attorney for Sea
man, and Mrs. Harriet Wolfe, sister,
were present when the box was
opened. , Loss of the key ' to the
vault delayed the opening until yes
It is estimated that the estate will
total $10O,OQ0Aii inventory will
be, filed in probate court nexj
Wednesday. ' . '
French .President Advertises
J For a First-Class Chef
Paris, March 13. President Des
chanel is advertising for a first class
chef. . It is revealed that the former
famous took a$ the Elyse"e palace
was discharged , by ex-President
Poincare because he was too. expen
sive, and was replaced by a second
rate "maitre d'euisine" who was able
to prepare 'simple meals at a mini
mum cost. M. Deschanet, who, like
his wife, is wealthy in, his own right,
proposes' to SDare"no expense to
make the palace menus the most ex
quisite 'in the land. ,
Forecast. -." V 1 '
Nebraska: Fail" Sunday; warmer
in east; Monday unsettled and cool
er. ' - - yV ' "
Iowa! Fair and warmer Sunday;
Monday unsettled " with copier at
night " " - V ; -; .-
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S a. m,
1 n. m..
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11 a. ni....
U uoon . . .
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8 p. 10...
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N. amtaia intra. ' , -
TARY COUP D'ETAT
Government of Friedrich Ebert, Socialist President of
German Republic, Overthrown and Dr. Wolfgang
Kapp Has Temporarily . Assumed Direction of
1 Affairs President of Old Government and His .
Ministers -Call on People to Strike as Only Means
' of Preventing Return, of Wilhelm the Second.
7 By Associated Press. " '
Rprlin.'Marrli 13.-Th cnvprnmPTir. rf Frifidrir.h Ehprt.
the socialist president of the German republic, was over-,'
-l. ma ...v. IajIa. V.vv M iMlKInii., mm.im ilAn
tin uw 11 wuay uy a iimitaij' tuuy
Dr. Wolfirantr Kat)D. one of
land, and, general director of the agricultural societies; has
ousted Gustav Bauer, the chancellor, and in taking that office
himself, has temporarily assumed supreme direction of affairs.
Strike) Cease Work I
Is Hysterical Plea off
Berlin, March 13. The procla
mation issued by the members of.
the old government read in part
"We refuse to bow to this mili
tary constraint. We did not make
the revolution in'' order to recog
nize again today the bloody gov
ernment of mercenaries. We enter
into no covenant "with the Baltic
criminals. Workers, comrades, we
should be ashamed to look you in
the face if we were capable of
"We say 'no' and again 'no.'
You must endorse. what -we have
done. We carried out youf views.
Now use every means to destroy
this return, of bloody reaction.
Strike!- Cease to work! Throt
tle this military' dictatorship!
Fight with all your means for
the preservation of the republic.
Put aside all division. There isj
only one means against the re
turn of Wilhelm II. Paralyze all
economic life. Not a hand must
move. 'Nd proletariat shall help
the military dictatorship."
MAY BRING ACTION
BY. ALLIED POWERS
News-of Overthrow of Ebert
.. Government Causes Concern
, ' in Official Circles.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaaetl Wire.
. Washington, .' March 13. Dis
patches to the , S.tate Department
from diplomatic- representatives in
Paris and The Hague confirm the
news of the overthrow of the Ebert
government in Germany and the in
stftutibn of monarchist and militarist
control of the empire.
This information has caused deei
concern in government circles,
where the feeling prevails -that the
situation may . compel the allied
powers to undertake forcible meas
ures to require Germany to carry
out the terms of the' treaty of 'Ver
sailles. 1 . , ' '.
The dispatches' received by the
State Department from Pais and
The Hague were garbled in trans
mission and great difficulty was" ex
perienced in makinir sense out of
them. After several hours of futile1
effort, the department decided to
make public a paraphrase of such
parts i the dispatches as were de
cipherable. . , 4
Late tonight in receipt of further
advices the Department of' State
issued the following statement: '
"A dispatch received from Berlin
tonight by the Stae department an
nounced that i counter-revolution
had broken put there and that Kapp,
who, is said to be' a leader of the re
(Contlnurd on Page Six, Column Two.)
Lone Negro Bandit
Holds Up Meat Market
At Point of Revolver
A negro last night help tip the
meat market of Sam 1 Metz, 1552
North Twentieth street, at 11 o'clock
at the point of a 38-caliber revolver.
The bandit was . unmasked and
upon entering the store commanded
Metz sfnd his wife to throw up then
hands, after which he searched the
cash register,' which wasiempty. He
then ordered Mrs. Metz to open the
safe, which was also empty.
Two months ago, according to
Metz, the same negro robbed him
of $15, which was in the safe, and
warned hfmj not to keep money
there. ,." .
Fred Owens,. ,1121 North Nine
teenth street, employed at the Amer
ican Smelting company, was later
arrested . by Officers Trapp and
Palmtag at Eighteenth and Charles
streets, r , 1
Committee About Equally - -Divided
on Bonus Question
r Washingtop, March 13,-Mcmbers
of the house ways and tneans com
mittee appeared' to, be almost equal
ly divided on the Question of sol
diers' bonus legislation as hearings
on the subject were brounht to a
conclusion. " The committee will
meet in executive session Monday
to consider the proposed legislation
in detail. Definite actibn will be
deferred until after a meeting of the
national executive committee, of the
American .Legion, March 2i, at
wjhich; new recommendations are to
be made, including susrestinna
to how the money should be" raised.
u cuiu .
the founders of the Father
There are now.'two , contending
governments in Germany, the new
one under Chancellor Kapp at Ber- '
lin and the, old one under President
ION IH. BERLIN
Ebert at. Dresden. Officials xof the
new government declare that it is '
hot reactionary or monarchist. The
president of the old government and
his ministers liav. issued a procV '
lamation catling upon the people to .
rise in a general strike as the only '
means of preventing the retutrn of
Wilhelm II. . ' ;
Berlin Occupied By Troops.
Berlin is occupied by the troops ,
of the counter-revolution to what ;
number is not known and the'
movement , is "spreading, rapidly.
throughout ' the provinces. ' Masses- (
of troops and naval brigades witll.
artillery have been brought into the
capital and dominate the situation. -Thus
far there has been no outbreak
and no bloodshed
The Ebert ' government had ,
knowledge beforehand of the pend- '
ing counter-revolution,' but the pre- ;
cautions taken proved to be entirely .
inadequate. Outside of the security , '
police and the Noske defense troops
on. patrol, nothing indicated at 3"'
o'clock this mornring that Berlin '
would wake up to find the Ebert
government turned out. ; The presi- '
dent himself left Berlin with some
of his followers two hours after that
Thought Agitation Over.
Admiral Von Trosta had been
dispatched to Doeberitz Friday
niglit for the purpose of conferring
with tBe troops and admonishing
them to desist frdm any violent pro-1
cedure. He returned and informed
the cabinet hat the agitation had
subsided, but that the danger was
not "wholly removed.
The ' realization '" ' finallyV "
brought home to the cabinet that ,
the army Which Minister Noske was
supposed to control was far from ,
being the loyal organization he
counted upon and that the Berlin
garrisons had also been inocnlated
by the officers of the old school and
wene ready for the rising when the
call . came. The secrecy with which
the revolution was planned and car
ried out has stunned every one. k "
Hindenburg Their Choice.
FieldMarshall Von Hindenburg is
rep6rteM' to be favored by the new
regime for imperial president, but
thu&j far he has remained in the
(Continued on Page Six, Column One.)
Company Asks Large
Increase in Rates
Washington, March 13. Increased
express charges ranging from 10 to
75 per cent and estimated to yield
$25,000,000 additional revenue an
nually were aslfed by the American
Railway Express company in "a pe
'titidn filed .with the interstate Com
The company asked for a flat 25
per cent increase on the present
commodity rates, in the district east
of the Mississippi and north of the
Ohio rivers. - Between points in that ...
district and other sections of" the
country, the increase would be 1U
per cent. Rates on milk and cream
would be practically the same as
charged by the railroads. ,
The largest increase sought was
for --ctual hauling for which the
company asked .75 per cent addi
tional in the eastern'district and 50 ;
per cent elsewhere. '
An increase of 33 1-3 per cent was
asked for terminal handling of ship- .
ments, more than lalf of which ;
would be turned over to the railroad
companies." ' v.
Gen. Pershing Praises 7
Work of American Nurses
New York, March 13. General
Pershing praised the work of Amer
ican nurses overseas in an address '
here at a rally to raise funds for the
Visiting Nurses', service, adminis-
tered by the Henry Street settle
ment. He said he had canceled sev i
eral engagements in order "to say a
word in theip- behalf."
"Knowing as I do the -snlendid
service given oijr armies in Europe, '
I am in a pasition to speak on this
subject," Genera! Pershing declared."
ihe women- who came to France .
helped us in many ways. They gave -
tne toucn ot home, reminded, us of
our obligations to our mothers.v '
wives and sweethearts,-and , did 7
much to hold uo the hieh standinc
tf the morale of the American
army."..-, t'f .. !' j .V;',
Assistant Fire Chief -
: C Injured in Auto Wreck
Assistant Fire Chief Dineen siif-
fered a wrenched back and bruises v
About theJegs when his automobile: "
was struck by a car driven by Ray
mond Krunwcid, 5804 North Six-
teenth sireet, at the corner of Far
Jiam arid Park avenue last night. He
waft Bttet1l1fH hv rtnlir inrrrrtna an1
talcen, to his home. .
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