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OMAHA, MONDAY, - APRIL 5, 1920.
By Mill (I wn),' Dilly. WOO: Unit). I3.H
Dally aa4 Son- I7.0Q: utilaa . aaataa .tr.
More Than Score of Wartime
Emergency Acts Will Be Ter
minated if Porter Resolution,
Pending in House, Is Passed.
DEMOCRATS USE PULL
TO LIFT RESTRICTIONS
Agitation by Republicans May
Hasten Lifting of Russian
Trade Embargo Probability
Of Veto of Measure Strong.
thtmtgo Tribune-Omaha Bf Leased Wire.
Washington, April 4. More than
a score of war-time laws will be ter
minated if the Porter peace resolu
tion pending i:t the house and set
tor action next week is adopted in
both branches of congress and
signed by the president. Lifting of
trade restrictions with Russia would
he one of the results. .
Agitation by the republicans in
congress in behalf of the peace reso
lution, which it appears probable
will be vetoed by President Wilson,
may in any event hasten the lifting
of the Russiaiu embargo by the
The repuMicans are declared to be
v:l'iii that the president should
bear tiie responsibility of preventing
the placing ot the United States on
a peace basis. Hence they are anx
ious to put the peace resolution. up
to him and even if he "vetoes it,
ttev will feel the country will at
tach to him whatever blame there
r.-.ay be for the continuance of war-
President Has Same Power.
Democratic leaders in the houseJ
are advancing as one argument
against the resolution the fact that
it doe nothing that the. president
could not do without any action by
cortgress. That is to say the presi
dent could cease to exercise what
powers he still avails himself of
under the war-time laws.
Lifting of the last war-time re
strictions, such as the embargo on
trade with Russia, would, produce
practically the same effect as the
repeal of the laws under which these
restrictions are imposed. The presi
dent would continue to possess la
tent authority, but fail to exercise
it would mean no particular cause
d"f embarrassment for business men
who are chefing under the present
ivfU tape and restraint.
The republican reply to this demo
cratic argument is that the trouble
is the president doesn't chose to
stop exercising his war-time authori
ty, hence the necessity of taking it
away from him.
Democrats Uuse Influence.
To take the teeth out of the re
publican contention and rob the
party of a campaign issue the demo
crats undoubtedly exerted their in
fluence to have President Wilson
lift all remeaining war-time restric
tions without delay. There is little
iVmbt but that this wi'l be done be
ore a great whilcbut the discussion
flVntlnued on rage Two. Column Three.)
First Socialist Mayor
fey Jtt Plurality
Davenport. Ia.. April 4. Dr. C. L.
Harwell, was elected Davenport's
first socialist mayor Saturday,
tarrying 12 out of 18 precincts. His
plurality over Henry Jebens. re
publican, was 1,655. . ,
The socialists carried all other
city offices with the exception of
treasurer. Charles E. Robeson, re
publican, present incumbent, was re
elected. 1 ,
The socialists also will control
- the next council, electing five out
of eight aldermen. Lower taxes, re
duced street car fafes and no is
suance of municipal bonds except
by a vote of the peopleywas the
winning platform or the socialists.
French Franc Now Quoted
Higher Than Crown or Lire
Vienna, Aprl 4. iWith a rise in
he value of the Austrian crown and
a fall in thl lire, the French franc
is now quoted at a higher value
than either of the two. Austrian
merchants arc adopting a new
policy by fixing prices according to
A general exodus of foreign buy
ers, who for a year have been bar-gain-hunting
in "Vienna, is reported.
Hoover's Name Not on
Ballot in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, v ApriJ 4. The
Hoover republican xfommittee of
Pennsylvania announced that "in
deference to Mr. Hoover's general
policy, the name of Herbert Hoover
will not be put upon the ballot at the
primary election in Pennsylvania."
This decision, it was announced, was
reached at a meeting of the executive
committee of the Hoover republican
committee of Pennsylvania.
Steel Head Dies
Buffalo. N. Y April 4, Charles
H. McCulloch. jr., president of the
Lackawanna Steel company, aiea
today in Baltimore, according to a
telegram received by the company
here. McCulloch was appointed
president January 1. 1919.
Washington; April 4. Congres
not having appropriated the neces
sary funds, publications of the daily
and monthly financial statements of
the treasury has been discontinued,
Secretary Houston announcer"
Home, of Tom Dennison Isf
Looted In Broad Daylight
Wearing Overcoat of Victim, Robbers arry Away
Silverware and Oriental Rugs in -Valuable Grip
No Search Made for Liquor..
Two robbers boldly entered the
home of Tom Dennison, 6141 Flor
ence boulevard, at 4 yesterday after
noon and made away with oriental
nigs, silverware and furs valued at
Neighbor reported to Mr. Denni
son that they saw two young men
ring the front door bell of his home
and when their . summons was not
answered go to the rear. Believing
they were friends of Mr. Dennison
they paid no further attention to
A valuable leather grip was used
by the robbers, to carry away the
silverware. One of the men wore a
light overcoat belonging to Mr.
Dennison when they left.
Mrs. Dennison is how in Cali
fornia for her health aJ " Uni
son dismissed w' ' the
afters-' -,' - ?v''Vl ; to
spent ' -; ' .-.iCe
dowjit i .3l,V'V"-:"'i'
No L, :ivas made by the rob
bers for liquor.
HELD IN SPITE
OF BAD WEATHER
Omaha Women Brave Snow
and Wind in Fashionable
Creations for Annual
HIGH WATER IS
OUT OF HOMES
River Rises Rapidly and Fami
lies Are Taken From
Their Homes in Row
Though East,er Sunday was bleak,
with a wind howling out" of the north
jnd the ground covered with snow,
the fair "sect" of Omaha was not
bluffed by this dying gasp of winter.
Th? fair creatures went to church
dressed in all their Iovly new
clothes, and "Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of
those,-1 believe us!
When a sweet creature has been
planni' for weeks and weeks, and
has visiting all the stores on
shopping trips and has tried on
things a hundred times or so, all in
anticipation of Easter Sunday, do
yon think a bit of a gale and a few
snow drifts are' going to keep her
from wearing her new spring suit
and her bonnet of straw.
Churches Well Attended.
Not if she knows it, bless her.!
And if you were in church yester
day, which yon certainly should
have been, you know this is all true.
Milady," looking very devout and
stylish, was there by the thousand,
all dressed up like a million dollars,
displaying the art of Paquin and our
The weather interfered somewhat
with the fashion promenade' along
Fr.rnam street and some other
thoroughfares as well as the fashion
show in automobiles.- But, wherever
yon observed the fair ones, you-were
filled with the assurance that they
hadn't worn their old clothes be
cause of the vreather like poor mere
man would dc, if he had a new
suit, which few of them have these
It was a beautiful Easter in Oma
haoutside of the weather.
Engagement of Miss
Helen Taft to Yale
Cincinnati. O., April 4. The en
gagement of Miss Helen Herron
Taft, only daughter of former Presi
dent William H. Taft, was an
nounced by her friends in Cincin
nati. When in Cincinnati recently
Miss Taft confided to her relatives
the news of her approaching mar-
ringe to Prof. -Philip Manning of
Yale university, it was said. Al
though . no announcement to that
effect has been made, it is under
stood the wedding will take place in
Miss Taft, who is president of
Bryn Mawr college, is said to be
the youngest president of any col
lege in the world. After President
r.nd Mrs. Taft left the While house
Miss Taft took her M. A. degree at
Yale and then became dean of Bryn
Mawr and for the past 18 months
has held the position of acting presi
dent of that college.
Calls Rebuilt Dwellings
"Birth Control Houses"
ew York, April 4. Thousands of
old fashioned dwellings in Green
wich village, Washington square and
the Chelsea and Gramercy park sec
tions of New York, which have been
remodeled into bachelor, studio and
nonhousekeeping apartments, are
"fire traps, converted in violation of
law, and are detrimental to good
citizenship and the improvement of
the human race," Frank Mann, ten
ement house commissioner, declared
in a statement.
"They may at least be termed
birth control houses, since no one
brings a family into them or tries to
raise one." the commissioner, said.
The commissioner declared legal
action would be taken as soon as the
housing shortage is relieved.
Test Flight of Armored .
Triplane Is Success
Dayton, O., April .4Army of
ficials at McCook experimental avia
tion field described as "entirely suc
cessful" the first test flight of a new
specially designed armored triplane.
The flight lasted half an hour.
One difficulty encountered, army
officials explained, was the failure
of the radiators to function properly,
causing the engines to become over
heated. Thy declared this trouble
rnnIH b casilv remedied tnd the
plane will make another flight early
nxet week. '
Vital parts of the plane are pro
tected by heavy armor and for of
fense it has a cannon and three ma
Return From Honeymoon.
Geneva. April 4. Prince Christo
pher of Greece and his princess, who
before her marriage to the prince
recently was Mns. B. Leeds, have re
turned from their honeymoon.
Eight, Jr ten families living in the
vicinity of Florence lake were flood
ed out ot their homes - by water
when the river and lake climbed over
banks and submerged the country
between Ninth and Sixteenth streets
with nearly two feet of water.
The river was rising at the rate
of four inches an hour all Friday
night. Only the quantities, of float
ing ice on the surface of the lake
prevented water from breakup
through the dike and'flooding ? -Eiw
Omaha. The wind was high all Sun
day afternoon, but the ice kept the
Last night the water was still ris
ing at the rate of an inch an hour.
The wind had subsided, however,
and dangers of breaking the dike
was thought to be past.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rowman and
three children were taken from their
home in rowboats, as were several
other families. Ninth street was
completely submerged. At least two
feet of water were standing on Run
beck's corner, Ninth and Gust
streets. . ' .'
Water wa3 flowing across Six
teenth street to a depth of a foot
and a half at the residence of
Charles Sesseman, 6202 North Six
teenth street. - ,
Two families living on the north
end of Ninth street reported to tb
police that they were jmaroiwie 4
that the water -was rising every min
ute. Three inches of water were re
ported running across the floor of
theirr homes when their appeal for
assistance was made.
Police were sent to the scene in
boats to rescue the families held
Storm Over State Has
Abated and Trains Are
Able to Get Through
Lincoln, Neb., April 4. The al
most unprecedented Easter storm,
which swept the southeast and south
central sections of Nebraska, abated
early this morning and with higher
temperature and bright sunshine
during the afternoon the snowdrifts,
in many places four to six feet deep,
were disappearing. Train service
was still demoralized tonight but
main lines of all railroads were oper
ated during the day and some trains
were moving on branch lines.
Through passenger trains were
running from four to 10 hours late.
At Burlington headquarters in Lin
coln it was believed normal condi
tions would be restored by Monday.
The Rock Island's worst trouble was
west of Belleville, Kan. East of
Smith Center,, Kan., the drifts were
said to have formed to a very great
depth, completely blocking its main
line. The through train from Den
ver due in Lincoln at midnight Sat
urday night was still tied up at Ken
sington, Kan., late Sunday after
noon. Street car traffic in Lincoln which
was almost completely blocked after
nightfall Saturday was generally re
Man Stabbed by Mexicans
Probably Is an American
Washington; April 4. Alexander
Oberg, an employe of the interna
tional Petroleum company, who
was stabbed and probably fatally
injured at Amatlah, Mex., March
30, at the time H. A. Jafredson, an
American, was killed, is believed to
be an American, although the state
department has no definite informa
tion. There is no record of a pass
port and the company reported it
did not know his nationality.
It lias been stated, however, that
only American drillers were em
ployed in the Tampico fields and
both men were drillers. The depart
ment has asked Consul Dawson, at
Tampico. to report on Oberg"3 na
tionality and condition.
Portland Bishop Dies
At Hotel in Cleveland
Cleveland, April 4. Bishop
Mathew Simpson Hughes of Port
land, Ore., died at a hotel here of
pneumonia, from which he had been
ill since Friday. He had been on a
lecture tour since October, spend
ing last week addressing Lenten
meetings here. s-
He was born in West Virginia S7
years ago. Previous to being or
dained a Methodist bishop in 1916,
Bishop Hughes had held pastorates
at Grinnell, Ja., Portland, Me., Min
neapolis, Kansas City and Pasadena,
Cal. Funeral arrangements are being
deferred pending advices from his
family in Portland, Ore-
Attorney General Instructs
Authorities to Keep Sharp
Lookout for Dealers Charg
ing Exorbitant Prices.
Insists Recent Wage Increase
Granted Miners Does Not
Warrant Increase of More
Than 40 Cents Per Ton.
CMrt( TribUM-Omafca B taa acaV Wlra.
WashingtonApril 4.Vith coal
prices .already soaring as a result of
final settlement of the coal' strike,
Attorney General A. Mitchell Pat
mer has teleirraohed to District At1
torney Ctyne in Chicago and to Dis
trict Attorney Clyne-tn Chicago and
to district attorneys ' in alt other
cities to be on the lookout for coal
In Washington, where coal prices
were advanced yesterday $2 a ton,
the district attorney was ordered to
prosecute dealers as profiteers, the
attorney general insisting that 'the
recent wage increase of 27 per cent
granted bituminous miners did not
warrant an incrfease in the price of
coal of more than 40 cents a ton.
Indications of Profiteering.
"Now that the government regu
lations of prices has been discon
tinued," said the attorney general,
i'there are indications of an excess
increise of the' price of bituminous
wv; Our total annual production
is i6roximatelv 500.000.000 tons. It
is-estimated that the total increase
in J"wasres will be approxiamtely
$200,000,000 per annum. - If this en
tire amount- is aaaea y -tne
operators to the price, it would only
make an increase of 40 cents per
ton. . - i
I understand that an exaggerated
estimate of the demand for export
coal is affectum the market once.
particularly f ropi Illinois Cast, thi
demand having keen estimated at as
much as 100,000,000 tons. But I am
advised that our port facilities are
only adequate for the exeport of 30,
000,000 tons per annum, that ti to
say, only 6 per cent of" our trtal pro
Says Rise Unfair.
''This should not be made an ex
cuse t for- raising the pricf . for do?
that -normal - :odftiop ' V'iH be
shortly rtftofed and fair prices Will
follow. In thejneantime, please re
ceive and consider complaints of
profiteering, wbkh may arise in your
district under the Lever act" ;
Declaring that the raise in toil
prices is unfair to the public, Jamee
Lord, president -of (the 'mining -di-vision
of the American Fede'ratioi!
of Labor,- saia he was not. surprised
that the operators are' charging
more for coal. He asserted that the
27 per cent wage increase did" not
warrant this excess - charge for
bituminous coal. .. ,
Anne Martin, Beaten
Two Years Ago, Will
Make Race for Senate
Washington, April "4. Anne Mar
tin, defeated two years ago for the
United States senate in Nevada, an
nounced that she would make the
race again this year for the repub
lican nomination. Miss Martin said
she would accept the nomination if
offered on her platform, which in
cluded opposition to the peace treaty
and the league of nations, v :
Miss Martin declared that under
no circumstances would she make a
lone fight in the primary against a
bipartisan fusion candidate, and if
so opposed would run as an inde
Blizzard in Missouri and
Kansas Threatens Stock
Kansas City, April 3. An east
ern blizzard that raged all day over
central, western and " northwestern
Kansas and over parts of Missouri
and the southwest extending to the
Texas panhandle, continued un
Over western . and northwestern
Kansas the snow is drifting badly
tonight, Concordia reporting drifts
from five to six feet deep.- Snow
plows were at work on the railroads
in that part of the state and trains
were being put through with diffi
culty. Four trains, one a passenger
train, were reported stalled in snow
drifts on a branch of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe railroad be
tween Abilene and Kackley, Kan.
It was estimated that from six
inches to a foot of snow had fallen
over central, western and northwest
ern Kansas during the day.
. . Dodge City, in western Kansas,
reported a blinding snowstorm was
sweeping that part of the state to
night with the mercury falling
rapidly. . ,
.Trains from the west were reach
ing Kansas City frotn 30 minutes to
an hour late, it Was said at the Union
''Fear is expressed in reports from
parts of the southwest for the safety
of live stock. It is explained the
storm caught stockmen unprepared.
On the .other hand, , it i .said, the
wet snow will, be of , great help to
the wheat which so far has failed to
take root. .
Madrid Barbers Strike.
Madrid,1 April 4. A general strike
of the Madrid barbers began Satur
day. They demand a weekly salary
of 50 pesetas and n6 Sunday work.
These demands were refused by the
employers and the men decided to
jtrjke immediately. ' . " ,j
- Farm Hands Are Scarce
. . fW tarw mt eitr Mfw Jvmma t hy frmm tfctf farm, tkm
. . . !
- irm0img twwiHf mf fmrm Imktr mmd m r4wttin mf fmrm product
- anas ssss? f W.J4M
tim prvtem mf Tjh'g that city Imbyr Mta.
ON FASTER DAY
Sunday Extremely Busy in All
rishibner " ; i -
, Anthems of 100 choirs in Omaha
churches yesterday ; expressed the
Christian joy of faster, day. mark
ing the resurrection of the Saviour.
It was a fitting celebration of the
most joyous day in the Christian
year to the true believer "Halle
lujah, He Is Risen," "Jubilate Deo."
"The Resurrection," and scores of
other Easter selections by great
masters of church music were sung.
Ministers preached upon the ever
r.ew miracle, the resurrection of
Christ from the dead, as the Re
deemer of mankind. Some touched
upon" its relation also, to the spring
resurrection of nature from the
death of winter. Alters were decor
ated with lilies and other flowers.
' Wintry Day No Handicap.
The wintry day which "lingered
in the lap of spring," did not keep
the worshipers from church. Ex
cept for a biting wind and some
slush, the weather was not disa
greeable. Churches had, congrega
tions that filled the pews to capacity.
It was an extremely busy day
in all churches, some of them having
nine- separate meetings-'of various
kinds. Catholic churches started the
day with early masses. Many Pro
testant churches had sunrise prayer
meetings beginning at 6 or 7 o'clock
Principal services in the morning
were marked by special music,
reception of new members, ad
ministering of the holy communion.
Children were baptized in many
churches at a special afternoon ser
Special programs of Easter music
were given by the choirs at
services in the late afternoon or
at the services last evening.
Meals at Church.
So full of activities was the day at
Calvary Baptist -church that a caf
eteria breakfast was served follow
ing the -sunrise prayer meeting, and
an "Easter tea" at 5:30 p. m.
At the First Central Congrega
tional church the Sunday school saw
"The Triumph of Love," presented
by the Dramatic" club.
The cantata. "Death and Life."
was given at the Third Presbyterian
church last evening. The cantata,
"Cross and Crown, was given at
Zion Lutheran church. Other con
gregations heard still other Easter
cantatas..' In some churches the
evening services were in charge of
the Sunday schools, the childen giv
ing recitations, etc.
Germany Delivers 2,683
Locomotives to France
Paris, April 4. Germany has de
livered to France, in execution of
the armistice terms, 2,683 locomo
tives,, of which 697 have been ceded
by France to the allied powers. Of
the 1,986 locomotives retained bv
France, 151 are in need of extensive
repairs, according to . an official
statement .issued today bv .Yves le
Trocquer, minister of public works'.
Takft Oyer Railway Line.
Fort Smith, Ark.. April 4. The
Chicago Rock Island and Pacific
railway has purchased the Arkansas
Central line, 'vhich operates between
Fort Smith and Paris, and the Fort
Smith, Subiaco and Eastern, which
operates from Paris to Scranton, ac
cording to reports. '
PREMIER! ZAtiLE OFF
King of Denmark Will Ask
Former Director of Justice
To Form Cabinet.
Copenhagen, April 4. The gen
eral strike called as a protest against
the resignation of Premier Zahle on
"March "20. ws- calwd off Sunday
morning, it Was announced, follow
ing a conference of 11 political chair
men in the Rigsdag, called by King
The anonuncement stated that all
the parties had agreed it would be
necessary to held elections after a
new electoral law has been passed.
Premier Liebe declared, upon the
king's suggestion, that he desired to
retire. The king-wi!! not ask form
er Director of the Ministry of Jus
tice Friis to form a cabinet with the
understanding that the Rigsdag will
resume its sessions as 'soon as pos
sible and begin negotiations for an
electoral bill. AH the chairmen
promised to co-operate with a cabi
net formed upon that basis.
The resignation of the Liebe min
istry, after five days tenure of office,
means that the socialists will consent
to call off the general strike provid
ing the new electoral bill is carried
through all the parliamentary stages
before dissolution of the Rigsdag
and the new elections.
Are Burned in Series
Of Blazes in Dublin
Dublin, April 4. Masses of im
portant correspondence and docu
ments were burned irt a series of
fires which kept the firefighters
rushing from 9 Saturday niht until
after midnight J The circumstances
indicate a. well-planned incendiary
plot. Fires occurred in the offices
of at least eight income tax collec
tor? and surveyors' different parts
of the city.
The incendiaries did their work
well and the fires were well ad
vanced before the fire brigade ar
rived. Just before the outbreaks, the
caretakers of the burned buildings
wore held up by armed men.
Cork, April i4. Two fires', believed
to be the work of incendiaries, oc
curred in Cork Saturday night. The
blazes broke "?ut simultaieously in
the internal revenue and ; pension
offices, situated half a mile apart.
The water supply, which was "in
sufficient at first, was soon increased,
but too late to prevent the total
destruction of both buildings.
New Secretary Restores
Famous Diplomatic Room
Washington, April 4. Restoration
of the State department'sjliplomatic
rocm, scene of many important' in
ternational events, has been ordered
by Bainbridge Colby, the new secre
tary of state.
Demand for office space during
the war necessitated conversion of
the room into three offices equipped
with desks, book cases and filing
- Editor Glass Retires.
Birmingham, Ala., April 4.
Frank P. Glass announced the sale
of his interest in the Birmingham
News to Victor H. Hanson, major
ity owner, and his retirement as
editor. Mr. Glass has been in the
new-spaper business for 40 years and
for the last two years has been pres
ident of the American Jscwspsper
WILL DO HIS BEST
TO HELP IRELAND
Sir Hamar Approaching Task
as Firm Believer in Future,
r He Tells Universal
- Special Cable Dispatch.
I'nircraal 8ervlc Staff Corrciipondtfiit.
By FORBES FAIRBAIRN.
'London. April 4. Sir Hamar
Greenwood, whose appointment as
chief secretary for Ireland was con
firmed by the king, gave Universal
Service a statement regarding his
aims, hopes and ambitions in his
''I am a Canadian home ruler," he
said. "I was born in a home rule
country. My appointment is a sign
and intended to be a sign of the
man guvci mucin a caiucsi ucmic
to settle the Irish question along
home rule lines once and for all
"I hope it will appeal to the
world that way especially to
America. I shall do my best for Ire
land always. The government is
passing the measure ,with the sup
port of commons, and then we ex
pect the Irish people themselves, to
work out their own government.
Takes Optimistic View.
"We are approaching the task a
lovers of, and firm believers in, Ire
land's future. 1 am ati optimist on
Ireland. I do not anticipate any of
these extraordinary and fantastic
happenings such as the setting up of
a Sinn Fein republic under the home
rule bill. I believe Ireland will ac
cept the measure and apply it
logically and willingly, and event'
ually make it an ideal measure.
"The recent crimes in Ireland
have been appalling bdt in Ireland
as well as in any other part of the
British empire, law and order must
be peserved. That 'is a first duty
of any government.
"There will be no further changes
in the present Irish government.
Lord French remains viceroy. I
shall take up my new duties as soon
as possible and I intend to spend
much time in Ireland."
James P. Rush, 49 Years Old,
Dies at Home of His Father
James P. Rush, 49 years .old, died
Sunday afternoon in the home of his
father, John Rush. 1WJ Martha
street, after an illness of .'more than
a year. "
Mr. Rush is survived bv his wife,
his mother, father, two brothers and
nine sisters. John. jr.. and Leo,
brothers, are in Wyoming. Seven
of his sisters, Mrs David L. Shan
ahan, Mrs. Margaret Moriarity. Mrs.
Madeline Dotirke, Mrs. Charles P.
Moriarty, Mrs. John Little, Mrs. A.
Creigh, jr., and Miss Florence Rush
live in Omaha. Mrs. Daniel J. Rilev
of Dawson,' N'eb., and Mrs. Ed P.
McLaughlin of Lincoln are sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wed
nesday morning in St. Patricks
church at 8:30 a. m. Burial will be
in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Four Citizens Killed and Num
ber Wounded in Pitched Bat-
. tie in Streets Machine Gun
Fire Sweeps District.
CHILD FATA ILY SWT ON .
BELGIAN SIDE OF RHINE
Sharp House-to-House Fight
ing in Some Quarters of J
City Red Casualties Re
ported to Be Light.
Ily lllf Amioclatcd !.
Duisburg, Rhenish Prussia, .April
3. (By Courier to DusseldorH .
Rcichswehr troops marched into the
Duisburg region today an cleared
out the radical element of tlp. red
army in pitched battles in the (
Machine gun , and rifle bullets
swept the business district like a
driving rain, artillery threw solid
shot and shrapnel, and hand gren
ades were tossed. There was house
to house fighting in some quarters.
Four citizens were killed and a num
ber were injured.
A child was killed on the Belgian
side of the Rhine and a Belgian sol
dier was shot in the hand. The
Rcichswehr and red casualties, it is
officially announced, were light.
A detachment of police undertook
to search houses for resisting reds
while the government artillery took
up a position north of the old gates
of Duisburg, from which spot it
placed shots where the reds were
grouped, principally in the high
The first shots between the troops '
and the reds were fired in Kaiser-
berg, on the eastern edge of the
city. Fighting soon followed in the
downtown streets of Duisburg, the
Reichswehr advancing from corner
to corner, driving the reds before
Remnants of the melting reds,
gathered around Bismarck's monu
ment, fled when the troops charged.
Barricades erected in Kasslerfelder
streets, where many aliens reside,
were cleared out by shrapnel.
Paris, April 4. Nothing has been
announced regarding France's next
step with regard to the sending of
German troops into the Ruhr coaf
basin, with Jhe exception of a vague
official statement which says that
any military measures the French
government has under consideration
are merely for the purpose of forcing
Germany to adhere strictly to the
terms of the peace treaty.
"The military measures under the
government's consideration have, as
their sole object the recall of Ger
many to respect the articles 42 an(J
44 of the peace treaty, which for
bids the presence of German troops"
in the zone ,50 kilometers east of the
Rhine," the statement says. "They
are therefore, purely 'restrictive
The term tiled in the official states
nient 1s measures of "astrcinte," a
l'-gal expression conveying the idea
of both penalty and constraint. Such
measures are taken by the afternoon
newspapers to mean the occupation '
of FrankforJ, Hanau, Homburg and
Darmstadt. The newspapers express
the belief that official announcement
of the occupation is only awaiting
Premier Millfrand's notification of
and consultation with the allies.
Germans Accept Terms.
Fhc note of Dr. Goeppert, head of
the German peace commission, with
regard to the entry of German
troops into the Ruhr district, recalls
that the German government had ac
cepted, after hesitation, that such
entry should have as a counterpart
allied occupation of Frankfort.
Darmstadt, Hanau. Hombursr and
Dicbtirg after a certain delay, pre-
snmaoiy n me troops should not
be withdrawn after a fixed time.
Receipt of the note, which was
addressed to the president of the
peace conference, was announced by
Premier Millerand Saturday. Dr.
Goeppert offers the fresh guarantee
that ati allied commission be sent
to the Ruhr valley to verify that the
presence of troops is necessary.
Comment has been aroused here
by the fact that the note was ad
dressed to the president of the peace
touierencc ana not to the 1-iench
premier. The atrernoon papers de
duce from this that Germany hope
the allies' judgment of her case will
differ from that of France. v '
German Troops Capture
Duisberg From Red Forces
Coblenz, April 4. The richhwehr
captured Duisberg. Rhenish Prussia
and Ruhrort. thr harbor for Duis
burg. late Saturday afternoon after
much street fighting, according to
advices received Saturday even
ing. A Cologne dispatch says that in
Duisburg the reds fought individ
ually, firing from windows and
house tops. Some machine gun and
artillerv fire was heard in Cologne
over the telephone, the dispatch
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Famous Composer Dies at
I Hoboken Home at Age of 75
Hoboken, . J., April 4. Homer
BarUett, composer, pianist and or
ganist, died at his home here at the
age of 75. Mr. Bartlett retired eight
years ago organist of the Madi
son Avenue Baptist church. New
York City, after a service there of
31 years. .
His eonipositions were of wide
variety, the best known being "his
concert polka and a Christmas an
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