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MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1<)20
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o.??.-? ,,,..,7'" ?'rea??r New Vork and | THRKE f'EVTS
r"? lfc,>IN/wllhln commulinu il'ntjinr* | K***w-heri?
Ebert Returns to Berlin, State of Siege Is Raised;
Army of 70,000 "Reds" in Control of Ruhr District
Dozen Revolting Senators
Appeal to State Leaders
for San Francisco Dele?
gates Approving Stand
Solid New England
Rebellion Against Presi?
dent's Domination To
; Be Convention Feature
By Carter field
' from Th* Tribune'e U'nfh ngton Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 21.?Let?
ters written from Washington yes?
terday and to-day mako it doubtful
whether tho San Francisco conven?
tion will demand unconditional rati?
fication of the peace treaty. By the
game token the attitude taken hy the
writers ef the letters seriously
jwpardizes tho domi nation of the
convention by President Wilson, in
so far at least. as the peace treaty
plank is concerned.
In urgent appeals to the Demo?
cratic leaders of more than a dozen
Northern ar.d Western states Demo
tratie Senators who broke from the
Wilson-Hitchcock leadership on Fri?
day sought help in their embarrass
raent. These Senators do not want
the San Francisco convention to
adopt a plank demanding uncondi?
tional ratification of the treaty at
"Jl, if they can avoid it.
Don't Want To Bo in "Quitter" Class
Some of them would not. mind such a
Unk. providing ii is so broadly drawn
that it would not virtually read out of
4? party a Democratic .Senator who
^td to ratify the treatv with the
IMjftreservations. These include Sen
iiouwho opposed all the reservations
sgttpting the Gerry Irish reservation,
?iiich was put on to load the treatv
down ar.d make ita defeat certain), and
Wo decided after having followed the
President that far that they could not
Pi the rest of the way demanded by
Apmmistration leader .Hitchcock anil
refused to vote apainst ratification.
_.SUI1 another group of Democratic
senators actually favored some of the
reservations, and they are anxious that
the national nlatform on which they
must fight for party success through
?e?ummer and fall should not be such
M to put them in the "contemptible
This does not mean such Senators as
?ed, of .Missouri; Gore, of Oklahoma;
S-nields, of Tennessee; Walsh, of
Hassachusetts. and Thomas, of Colo?
rado. These Senators defied the Presi?
dent early in the treaty fight and voted
?gamst him in November as well as
New England Against Plank
But such Senators as King. of Utah;
aenderson and Pittman. of Nevada;
Ljiamberlain. of Oregon; Gerrv, of
Wode Island; Pomerene, of Ohio;
*alsn, of Montana, and many others
?/* profcundly disturbed over "the pos
?We political consequences of their
&,*ion in voting to ratify the treaty
?? Friday against the President's
.An interesting phase of ihe politics
?' this situation, which has caused
^nsiderable discussion since the vote
njaay night, is that every Democratic
senator from the North and West with
of vXiCeptlon "f Senatt>rs Hitchcock,
? Nebraska, and Johnson, of South
jpwta, voted against the President.
Wi Hiu'nc0('7 as Administration
'"ler. could scarcely vote otherwise
?"? he did. while Mr. Johnson's term
*pires soon and he ia not a candidate
r^3* Northern and Western Demo
\Zi- 8re ptting busy in their states,
fh";'n;end to see to it if possible that
neir delegations do not vote at San
*I?u'SC0 for *ny Platform plank
Wjcn would embarrass them.
, 'ne.fact that Senator Gerry on Fri
i - .""-?? '"??' nenatoi
?y night joined thia nervous group
whni 1'at0iu who refused to go the
f"olc 'ength desired hy President Wil
donKfremo,ved thc last shadow of a
ua-iT,*0 far as the New England sit
Zl?w ,s con?emed. It has been prac
M?Z .conceded by New England poli
wiana that the entire six Northeastern
jwu-8 would send delegations to San
"ancisco ?a totnl ?f ..i^nt^i^h*
?,co7? total of eignty-eight
Xffi*6' in a,!- whf> would be con
woi-ed by Senator David I. Walsh, of
favnt S U8ctt8' Mr- Walsh "ot onlv
Gt v l *\e8ervRtiorl8. an<l strong ones,
"m?^?ted. for seve?"al direct textuai
Similar Sitaation in South
fbei most ardent Administration sup
inv v doT,not cherish any hope that
ter . i tn6land delegates will vote
?ouM P nk in thc Platform which
m lt ^mand unconditional ratifica
like'lv ? trea*y- They are far more
But*i *?A? the othor extreme.
and V\additlon to every Northern
aad HwlJ? , statc- except Nebraska
ttabUT P?kota, there are a consid
*? et? ?r of Southern states with
the P? j benators who voted against
Wv nt at some staEe of the
?toriy P'^edings. Both Florida Sen
loil^oted for ratification with the
mjfln?B.e7ations, and Senator Tram
?ior HiJ? lor 80m8 reservations. Sen
Hted * S^'th, of Georgia, not only
*ori<* "! waervations but said h?
Si w H again8t the treaty if they
iT.wpted.M he did on Novcm
lfti? .Jlenator Ransdell, of Louisiana,
**\a w1? o? the final roll call, as did
*o?otl ?**? Pith- ot Maryland, and
Addfti ? yelayware. i
Ittk S.*0 t"i8 i? tho Texas situation.
? "??**-?:&, $enators from Texas
i ***aaaa^te'l*1*X' **\ aeaao^."~A.ba meat
For New Party
Special PLipatch to The Tribune
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 21.?
Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock,
leader of the Administration
forces in thc Senate, who is tak?
ing a vacation here, expressed
the bclief to-day that tbe contro?
versy over the peace treaty
would result in the launching of
a third political party in the
Presidential campaign, backed
by such "irreconcilables" as Sen?
ators Borah and Johnson.
"The coming national election
will be to decide on issues rather
than candidates," said Senator
Artist Sold First Drawing
to Humorous Weekly for
Then Decided 011 Future
I Charles Dana Gibson, the artist, has
* purchased the controlling interest in
"Life," the humorous weekly publica?
tion, it became known yesterday. He
will take active charge of the publica?
tion on April 1.
G. B. Richardson and George Utassy,
it was announced, will bo associated with
Mr. Gibson in the publication of the
magazine. "Life" was established in
Tho deal, in which Mr. Gibson
; bought from thc widow of John A.
; Mitehell, formerly editor of "Life." the
majority of stock in the publication,
i was closed last Tuesday. It represents
j a business transaction containing as
i much of romance and human interest.
i as of cold facts and figures.
It was to "Life" that Mr. Gibson, then
an eighteen-year-old struggling pen
, and-ink artist, sold the first drawing
, which he considered worth submitting
for publication. For it he received $4.
And he was supremely happy over his
r.chi eve ment. It was learned yeterday
that on the day of the appearance in
"Life" of his $4 work he decided great
things were in store for him, and also
I on that day determined thai some day
' he would own just such a publication
from the earnings of His pen.
The $4 drawing was entitled '"Ihe
Moon and I." It was inspired bv apart
of the action in "The Mikado," which
Mr. Gibson had seen and admired. His
j drawing, done in ink-line style much
the same as his work to-day, depictea
a dog standing baying at the' moon, and
created wide interest both for its ex
: cellent execution and for its humorous
Inspired by the sale of his picture,
Mr. Gibson went home to Flushing and
spent almost the entire night at his
sketch board, iinishing twelve pictures
before going to bed. The next day the
editor of "Life" refused all twelve.
From the date of the publication of
"The .Moon and I." thirty-four years
j ago, the work of the young artist be
' came known rapidly. Soon he was
; drawing faces of pretty girls, and as
| the circulation of his work expanded
J he became known as the premier artist
I of the country in his portrayal of femi
i nine beauty. His "Gibson Girl" panels
J have attracted attention throughout the
| world and have made him famous.
| "Gibson Girl" hats. frocks. photo
| graphs and musical comedy types
, flourished, and it is tmdot'otood Mr.
Continued un page three
I " .~~"
| Credits to Central
Allies* Switzerland, Hol?
land and Scandinavia
Discuss Financial A id
PAJRIS, March 21 (By The Associated
Press). Important negotiations are
going on at present, and have been in
progress for some time, between Allied
representatives and the neutral govern?
ments of Switzerland, Holland and the
Scandinavian countries with the view
of participation by these states in a
scheme of credits under discussion, the
object of which is to proctire the finan?
cial and economic rehabilitation of
Austria and other Central European
states, it was learned to-day.
The serious financial, economic and
soeial conditions in these countries
havo been recognized. and the neutral
governments aro declared to be keenly
alive to the fact that the collapse of
these countries would necessarily have
effects which could not possibly he con
fined to their own frontiers or finances.
It is understood that a representa?
tive of the United States government
will participate in these conferences.
80,000 at Coney Islantf
On First Day of Spring
Fully convinced that spring had ar?
rived, 80,000 persons journeyed down
to Coney Island yesterday, and a fow
of them even went iu bathing. Trains
to the resort were jammed to capaclty
and autos lined the roads. Extra po?
licemen were on duty, but the crowd
The old Sea Beach Palace, with the
largest swimming pool in the world,
will rcopen early next month as the
Palace of Joy, it was announced.
Workmen are busy refurbishing Lxina
P?rk and the Steeplechase. The Union
Square "battleship" is. to bn set up in
the Steeplechase this season.
Many oi" yesterday's visitors to the
island were seekcrs for summer bunga
500 Members of Realty
Association Will Send
Committee to Oppose
Measures in Albany
| Proposal for 20 Per Cent
| Net Profit ou Invest?
ments Held Inadeqiiate
j Five hundred landlords at a mass
meeting called by the United Real Es
J tate Owners' Association at the Hotel
j Astor yesterday decided to appear at
I Albany to-morrow afternoon in oppo
i sition to the anti-rent profiteering bills
now before the Legislature.
The statement was made that unless
i property owners appeared in a body
before the various legislative commit?
tees which are to give public hearings
| on the proposed measures the As
i sembly would pass laws -which would
I "only camoufiage the situation" and
would not make one more empty room
available to New York tenants.
Stewart Brownc, president of the
association, pointed out that while in
| the opinion of property owners none
, of the proposed bills would meet the
situation, the landlords, nevertheless,
would have to consent to the passage
of some constructive measure.
"Unless wedo,"said Mr. Brown, "the
Assembly will pass measures to suit
the tenants and the landlords will dis?
cover they have killed the goose that
laid the golden egg."
Some of thc Arguments
Some of the arguments presented at
the meeting were:
That the landlords ought to agree
that 20 per cent net is a fair income on
\ investments in real estate, and only
when they receive an excess over that
amount ought they to be charged with
That the Assembly, in introducing
more than fifty rent profiteering meas?
ures, is "playing politics" and dis
couraging capital from entering the
That if the Assembly is permitted to
pass restrictive measures unchecked
the value of property will become so i
uncertain that "landlords will noti
know who owns the coats on their I
I That if apartment houses and resi
dences were investments as profitable
; as tenants assert they are, "Wall Street I
wouly) be investing in new buildings."'
That Mayor Hylan and the Mayor's)
Committee on Rent Profiteering have
' exceeded their authority in inviting
tenants to form rent strikes and to
send petitions to Albanv in support of i
1 pending bills.
Special Committee Named
To crystallize their protest the land- I
lords empowered Mr. Browne to ap
i point a special committee to present!
the argument at Albany. But all other
Continued on page three
Aid in Robbery
Masked Men Rifle Drug
Store Cash Registen
Owner Loses Jewelry
Two heavily veiled women and two
; masked men eooperated last night in
j the hold-up and robbery of William T.
I Blair in his drug store at 14ul Bedford
j Avenue, Brooklyn. They got a diamond
j ring valued at $G00, a watch and chain \
I and $1.00 in cash, then hurried out to
| the street and were out of sight before
! Blair could get a policeman. He has
no definite description of any of the I
The women entered the store first and !
asked to be shown some perfume.
! While Blair was getting out the bottles
| the men entered the store. The druggist
I rose from behind the counter to face
; a revolver.
"Throw up your hands," the man
i said, "and be pretty quick about it."
Blair obeyed. As he did so, one of
thc women caught the gleam of the
j ring. She nudged the man with the
| gun and he tore it from the druggist's
i hand and took his watch, while the
I other man rifted the cash register.
The four then rushed out into thc
i street, climbed into an automobile and
j started up Bedford Avenue toward
Eastern Parkway. Blair says when he
| ran into the street calling "Police!
i Police!" one of the men stood up in
! the car and fired two shots into the
LONDON, March 21.?The Air
Ministry announced to-day that
the 5,300-mile airplane race
across Africa from Cairo to the
Cape of Good Hope for a prize
offered hy "The Cape Times," was
won Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock hy Colonel van Rybzvold
and Major Brand in a Vozrtrek
Eb&rt Told U. S.
Hails His Return
COPENHAGEN, March 21.?
Ellis L. Dresel, the American
representative at Berlin, has ex?
pressed to the German govern?
ment his satisfaction at the tcr
mination of the military coup
and the reestablishment of con?
stitutional conditions, according
to a dispatch from that city to?
He was convinced, he said, that
puhlic opinion in the United
States would strongly condemn
any attempt from whatcvcr
sourca to break down orderly in?
stitutions by violence.
Rail Men to
Fifty Per Cent Advance in
Freight Rates Predicted
it Demand Is Granted;
Conference at Capital
From Thc Tribnnc's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 21, -Railroad
wage demands reaching the unprece
dented total of $1,100,000,000 will be
presented to-morrow in Washington
on behalf of 1,850,000 employees on all
railroads in the United States to a
joint conference of managers and men
called by President Wilson.
Thc conference opens on the same
day that the Interstate Commerce
Commission begins hearings to deter?
mine what advances in freijrht rates
will he necessary to provide. for the
$1,000,000,000 advance in wages already
granted during the two years of gov?
ernment operation of the railroads.
Under thc provisions of the trans?
portation act, recently signed by the
President, the commission is directed
to make railroad rates that will yield
a minimum of 5"6 per cent on the
aggregate value of the railroads. The
great advance in the cost of opera?
tion, chiefly for wages, during the
twenty-six months of government con?
trol has reduced the railroad net in?
come to aoout 2% per cent, or haif the !
minimum under the new law.
Would Mean 50 Per Cent Boost
Railroad traffic experts estimate that
to provida revenues sufficient to take
care of the $1,000,000,000 wage advance
already granted an increase in freight
ratea of approximately 25 per cent will i
be required. The extent of this in- j
crease will be for the Commerce Com?
mission to determine after hearings
that are expected to extend well into
the summer. The decision must be
made before September 1, when the
government guarantee of pre-war earn?
ings expires. j
If the new wage conference results j
in a further increase in the railroad !
pay roll, then, under the transportation |
act, the commission will again be :
obliged to raise freight or passenger j
rates, or both, to provide the additional
revenues to pay the wages. lt is es- !
tiinated that each increase of a cent |
an hour in wage rates adds $50,000,
000 a year to the pay roll, requiring ;
an advance of 1V4 per cent in freight]
rates. The granting of the new $1,- i
000,000,000 wage demands would, un- |
der the law, mean a further 25 per ]
cent advance in freight rates on top j
of the 25 per cent advance about to he I
considered by the Commerce Commis- I
When the railroads were turned back
to their owners March 1 the manage- |
ments were faced with an annual pay i
roll of $2,770,000,000, as compared with j
$1,740,000,000 under private operation
prior to government control. The in?
creases granted to the principal classes
Government Troops Fi
nally Take Town After
Reign of a Terror by
Armed Radieal Force
Baltic Troops and Work?
ers' Army Threaten Ber?
lin From Two Sides I
LONDON. March 21 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?The Spartacans gained I
control of the Ruhr district to-day, ac-1
cording to dispatches received by way'
of Coblenz. The "Red" army won j
Duisburg, Ganborn, Millhcim and Nett- ?
mann, west of Elberfeld.
In the fighting at Leipsic, the dis- I
patches state, 3,000 persons were killed !
before government troops captured the
town Friday. The estimate of the cas- :
ualties was made by three American ,
business men who arrived in Coblenz |
to-night from Leipsic.
Up to Wednesday there was strike'
agitation in Leipsic against the Kapp j
r6gime, then anarchy and soviet con?
trol until the government troops shelled
the Volkshaus and labor headquarters j
Friday afternoon, the Americans say.
There were 2,000 persons in the build- I
ing who were shot down as they made
their exit. Thc shells finally set fire
to tho building, killing other hundreds.
Workmen Procure Arms
There was a demonstration on March
14, in which thirty-six persons were
killed. Then the workmen secured
arms and street fighting was heavy
until an armistice was arranged !
Wednesday, March 17, at noon. The I
armistice ran until noon on Thursday.
A Saxon aviator flying over the city on j
Thursday was shot down by rifle fire. I
The fighting continued from Thurs- !
day between the workers, using rifles \
r.nd grenades, and the Reichswehr and I
loyal volunteers until tho Volkshaus [
affair Friday afternoon. Then tbe \
trouble gradually quieted down.
The Americans who brought the de- !
tails of the fighting in Leipsic to '
Coblenz are David S. Block, of 27\4 !
Ontario Road, Washington; Irving j
Gilter, of West Twenty-seventh Street,
New York, and Samuel T. Barron, of
A report at noon said that the Reichs?
wehr troops from Duisburg have cut
their way through to Dinslaken, south '
of Wesel, where a Reichswehr concer- !
tration apparently is taking place. !
A direct report from Duisburg says!
that a soviet government has been j
set up there. No private telephone ?
conversations are permitted except for i
the procuring of food and coal.
The "Red" army in the Ruhr district;
is reported to have available a force
estimated at 70,000 men, all of whom
probably are armed. The situation is
considered extremely critical because j
uf the rapid growth of the "Red";
troops and their mobiiity, which was'
displayed in the taking of Essen. There ?
are about t!,000 troops of General von i
Watter's command in that vicinity, butj
of these 1.300 are said to have been!
forced to retire across the boundaryj
into the British oecupied area.
Troops May Quit Region
However, there are no further re?
ports of bloodshed, and it is believed ;
the imminent march of the government'
forces now being concentrated will
quickly quiet the region, although on'
Friday it was feared there would be j
Crowd Storms Hall to Hear
Haywood Denouiice America
William D. Haywood, secretary of the
general defense committee of the In?
dustrial Workers of the World, whc
has a reservation waiting for him in
Leavenworth while he is out on appeal
from a twenty-year sentence, almost
caused a riot and made a speech a'
People's House, 7 East Fifteenth Street
The disturbance came just aftei
Haywood began his address. He was
scheduled to speak at 8 o'clock and the
hall was filled an hour before that
time. When the crowd outside learned
that tha address had begun they start?
ed to enter the building whether there
was room or not.
"Fellow workers" inside resistcd vig
orously and blows wore exchanged. A
few chairs were tsmashed, and for s
minute or so it looked like a lively
evening. Some one yelle.d:
"If you don't look out they'll call out
This caused a moment of peace, which
Haywood siezed to announce that h?
would speak again later in the evening
at Yorkville Casino. The crowd out?
side immediately headed fof that place.
Cheered for Fifteen Minutes
When the I. W. W. leader mounted
the stage the crowd cheered for fifteer
minutes. During his address, in which
he attacked America and American in?
stitutions and praised Russia to the
skies, he frequently was interrupted
by applause that drowned his voice.
He began by saying that he repre
Rented the anarchists, the T. W. W.'s
the Socialists "and all others who have
suffered indignities nt thc hands ol
the Department of .lustice, the police
and other Cossacks." He continued:
"The time has gone by in which we
could point to America as the whitest
spot on earth and to Russia as the j
blackest. Now we lind America the ]
darkest spot in the world."
Here applause J/otted out his voice
for several minutes, and he was only
able to speak another phrase before it
overwhelmed him again.
"And Russia to-day is the whitest!"
he exclaimed, whereupon men and
women stood^up on chairs and yelled, ,
fell off them and continued to yell.
Step Forward in Germany
"I am looking forward," Haywood I
.continued, when the tumult had died !
away, "to the time when America will
be as good as America is bad now. We j
hope that America soon will take the
step forward that Germany has just j
He continued by explaining the ideals
of the Industrial Workers of thc World
and the work that they were doing. He
dwelt some time upon the Centralia
affair and the trial of himself and his
aasociates in Chicago.
"During the five months of this trial,"
he said, "the capitalistic press never
wrote a single honest line."
At Yorkville Casino Haywood, in
speaking of the trial in Chicago, said
he had been found guilty of printing
the preamble of the I. W. W. constitu?
tion. This, he declared, he would cofi
tinue to do until a copy had reached
every one's hands. He said that ho
also was accused of interfering with
"Wo didn't mean to interfere with j
the war," he said. "Nobody wanted '
the war, and now, with all the othor j
nations out of it, Uncle Sam is stiii;
rolling up his sleeves. Nobody seenu-.
to know how to end it."
If you didn't jji-t just tho right help for
thc position why not call ihe Good Moru
in* f'lrl. Bepkman ;mno, anrt lns?rt an arl
Tertisemcnt in to-morrows Tribune??AdvL
General Strike Doomed Revolution
In Germany, Declares Dr. Schiffer
By William C. Dreher
Special Cable to The Tribune
(Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.)
BERLIN, March 21.?Vice-Chancellor Schiffer, in an interview
to-day, attributed the downfall of tho Kapp revolutionaries to the com
pleteness of the general strike, "which made it impossible for them to
"Of course, there were other important reasons," said Herr Schiffer.
"Higher officials in all branches of the national government and in thc
state governments refused to recognize Kapp's authority. The Reichs
bank fully seconded them, and it was impossible for the revolutionists
to get any money.
"Another cause for his overthrow was the fact that a eonsiderable
number of generals, who remained true to the Ebert government,
informed von Luettwitz that he must get out, as they would not
recognize his authority."
''What about the declaration of the South German government?"
Dr. Schiffer was asked.
"Yes, that also had a eonsiderable effect in convincing Kapp of the
impossibility of succeeding in his crazy venture."
The situation looks decidedly better here. In government circles it
is believed that a settlement reached first in Berlin will spread over the
country and within a week or two will result in ending the labor
difficulties, which are severest in the Rhine region.
Tho danger point has been passed, it is believed, although the
government is still taking precautions for any contingency which
The military authorities have taken special precautions to protect
the heart of thc city from attack on the north and east.
Nun Perishes in
9 Others Hurt
Sisters Leap From Win?
dows to Escape Fire That
Sweeps Order of Mercy
House in Wilkes-Barre
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 21?One
nun is dead and nine other rosidenta
of the Wilkes-Barre house of the Order
of Mercy were burned or otherwise in?
jured to-day when fire destroyed the
convent. Th? loss is $150,000.
Mother Theresa died as a result of
burns. Tho condition of several others
is critical. Several jumped from the
third story windows and had remark
able escapes from death.
Firemen saved two by spreading nets
and the fall of one was broken by a |
pedestrian who tried to catch the j
woman before she struck the pavement.
The blessed sacrament waa saved by '
Sister Casimir, who was in the chapel
and was cut off from safety by the I
ftames. She took the sacramental ves- '
sel in her arms, climbed through the
window and clung by one hand to the .
ledge until the firemen reached her.
The Sisters who are in the hospital
are Sister Gregory, Sister Julia, Sister
Gertrude, Sister Aprnes, Sister Xavier
and Sister Felicia.
Three others were overcome by sinoke j
and are il! from the eft'ects of their
The origin of the fire is not. certain,!
though it is believed that crossed wires i
started the blaze. The building was of
stone and concreie, three stories in
height, situated on South Washington
Street, directly opposite St. Mary's
Church, where hundreds of people were
at mass. Sixty-four mins wero resi
dents of the local house.. Eight of
these were out on mission when the
The blaze was discovered by the po?
lice when on another call. The flames
had gained headway in the cellar and '
had worked up through the walls and
stairways of the convent before the ?
nuns, who were busy at their various 1
duties and in their rooms, learned of '
the danger. The flames burned out the
stairway in the center of the building,
but the Sisters who were in the rear
part of the ground floors easily made
their escape, as did a few who were in !
front on the first floor. Those who '
were on the second and third floors,
however, had to light their way through
Three Sisters were ill in rooms on <
the second floor. The nuns heroically
rescued these sufferers and carried j
thern through lire to the windows.
where they either jumped or were res
cued by firemen. Sister Gregory, who
was on the third floor, found escape
The flames scorched her habit as she
climbed through the window. For a
few seconds she clung to the ledge and
her body swayed as she waited for '
rescuerB. The fire trucks had not ar?
rived and she failed to heed the words ;
of encouragement from below.
She jumped and is alive now only
because Thomas Morrisey, of Sayre, '
formerly of this city, tried to catch
her and broke her fall. Police Captain j
Joseph Mangan and several city de- j
tectives, who were in the patrol wagon, i
tried to catch several other Sisters.
but they jumped so quickly that it waa !
impossible to get under them before i
they struck the ground.
By Close Guard
AMERONGEN, Holland, Jtfarch
21.?Tlie constant pacing of the
sentinel behind former Emperor
William when he walks in the
Bentii ck Castle garden has so an
r.i.;, .. : .-.- one-tirne German rulor
that o i several occasions ne h;is
told the guard not to follow him
socloseJy; but to stay out of bight.
Seen as Spark
To Set Revolt
Finger of Suspicion in
Assassination of Mayor
Now Being Pointed at
Royal Irish Constabulary
By Frank Getty
From The Tribune'a Europran Burrau
(Copyrlght. 1920. New York Tribune Inc)
DUBLIN, March 21.?The finger of
suspicion is being pointed at the Royal
Irish Constabulary in connection with
the murder early yesterday of Thomas
MacCurtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, and
feeling in Ireland is running high over
Wheresas previously the country ap?
peared to be reasonably quiet and the
chances of any special disturbances
seemed remote, the cold-blooded assas?
sination of the Sinn Fein mayor may
possibly prove to be the spark 'to touch
ot) a mme of sericus trouble.
? V'-0 mTu,rder of a m?n as nrominent
m Sinn fein ranks as Mayor MacCur
tain was might be sufficient in itself
to stir up many sympathizers to take
active counter measures.
N'o Policemen on Jury
Matters have been made worse by
the solicitor for the Lord Mayor's fam?
ily, who has requested that no former
policemen be allowed to serve on the
coroner's jury, as it is expected to pro
duce evidence which will make it im?
possible for anv former member of the
Royal Irish Constabulary to return an
Such a suggestion is bound to fur?
nish food for thought to the imagina
tive Irish republicans, partieularly the
more lawless* who are getting restless
with the approach of Easter week
The public is still left in the dark so
lar as the identity of the murderer is
concerned. To-morrow there will be a
public funeral and the day will be ob
served as one of general mourning in
the City of Cork. The military wiil be
out in force and every nrecaution wil!
be taken to avoid aU possibility of a!
general disturbance. The police and
constables especially will be on their
The chances are that there will be no
outbreaks whatever and that the dem?
onstrations will be confmed to public
attendance of the Lord Mayor's funeral.
MacCurtain was universally respected
by his followers and he wasn't himself
a man of violence or an advocate of any?
thing more lawless than resistance to
Probably things will be quiet until
aiter the findings of the coroner's jury
are made public. Then if the .-.uggestion
of suspicion oast on the Royal Irish Con?
stabulary proves to have been war?
ranted, there doubtless will be reprisals
if not wholesale murder.
From The Tribune'a European Bu,c.;it
(Copyrlght, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.) :
LONDON, March 21.?Engiand i.s al-i
rnost as stirr^d up as Ireland over the.
assassination of the Lord Mayor of \
Cork and there is a general feeling'
"that the tragedy of Ireland may be ;
nearing a culminating catastrophe," as <
"ihe Sunday Express" puts it, demand-i
:ng hght shed on the impenetrable;
aarkness which hides the unriercur
rents in Ireland.
There is a suggestion from English
sources that the murderers were from
England, a gang of desperadoes whuse
aim was to repay Sinn Fein for the
murder of policemen in tho past. The
latter part of the suggestion is gen?
erally ridiculed here. however, cn the
ground that no man in this country
who would stoop to muraer has a
spirit of justice sufnciently developed
to carry him across the Irish Sea to
avenge the death of an Irish police?
But it is conceded that such a gang
might have been hired for thia Cork
outrage. Proof of that would be dis
Boy, 14, KiHs Brother, 10
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., March 11.?
Theodore Pioseki, ten years old, was
shot and ki'Jed here todav by his
brother Joseph, fourteen. The boys
were playing with a revolver which be
longed to an older brother.
Medical Examiner J. F. Calef .-aid the
shooting was accidental.
Take the rumily u> m=* an hnnct, clean,
wholftwm* touifldy, "WEDDING BELLS."
To Put Down
Arriving in Capital Wear
ing 4He!met Instead of
Top Hat,'He Says Order
Will Be Restored Soon
Quiet in Streets
Trades Unions. Blaming
ireaty for Coup, Urge
Resumption of Work
BERLIN, March 21 (By The As
soeiated Press).?The government of
President Ebert, which left Berlin
a week ago when Dr. Wolfgang
Kapp and his reactionary troops en?
tered the city, is again in power in
the fcapital. President Ebert and
the members of his ministry reached
here at 11 o'cloek this morning from
Stuttgart, and soon after that tho
order for a state of intensified siegc
Meanwhile the signs and symbols
of the Kapp dictatorship, the wiro
entanglements and the barricades
were being removed. Public services
in a measure have been reestab
lished, and it is hoped that soon Ber?
lin will resume its normal activities,
though it will be a long time before
the damage wrought. material and
moral, will be repaived.
Cabinet Council Meets
A Cabinet council dc-liberater!
throughout the afternoon to deter?
mine the steps necessary to bring
Germany back to her position prior
to the revoit. This, it is believed,
will require considerable maneuver
ing and dclicatc handling, for the
Independent Socialists and workmen
are making heavy demands for con
cessions, which they feel they are
entitled to because of the command -
ing position some of the groups hold
in other parts of Germany outside
The situation in parts of the coun?
try appears serious. From the group
of industrial centers on the Rhine and
the Ruhr district continue to como
reports of Spartacan agitation. 1".
3everal places. particularly the Ruh'
district, the Sparticans are said to b?
Concentrate Government Troops
Concentrations of loyal government
forces, however, are taking place, r.n,!
their arrival at the scenes of diaorder
is expected to bring quiet.
The future position of Gustav Noske.
Minister of Defense, is the subject of
discussion. While his resi-gnation has
been demanded by the radicals. it is
considered probable that he will re
tain his post for a time at least to re?
store the confidence of the Berlin
population generally. *
There are rumors that later Noske
and Dr. Heine, as well as Chancellor
Bauer and Foreign Secretary Mueller,
who are represented as personifying
a system of politics which has failed.
will be omirtod from the new adminis?
tration. President Fbert, who is pro?
tected by the Constitution, undoubto*
ly will remain until after thc nev
elections. It is declared that the new
Cabinet will include active renresenta
tives of labor, Carl Rudolph V. T.egien.
president of the Federation of Trades
Unions, being named for Chancellor.
The Ebert government offieials came
from Stuttgart on two special train*.
Minister of Defense Noske departins
on the second train. Both were guard
ed by mounted machine guns. Noske
was quoted as saying before leaving
Stuttgart that he would soon restore
order in Germany. He declared thal
ihe Reichswehr were not al! for Kapp.
that such reports were cxaggorated
and "that they were really behind thc
"They thought I'd come back in a
top hat, but they'll he surprised to
see me come back wcaring a helmct "
The shops are closed. but onlv hr
cause it is Sunday. Trains are run?
ning, but the tramway service has nn<
Coup Blamed to Treaty
A manifesto issued to-day bv th<*
trade unions advises a resumntion of
work now that all grounds for continu
anceiof the strike/have been remove..
lt adas that the tfindamental causes of
tne reactionary fcoun d'etat lie in t"*?
'unnatural peace of Versailles," radi?
cal amendment of which thc mani
festo declares to be necessarv. The
Bemi-offlcial news ajrencv savs thst
nothing is known regarding the" report?
ed suicide of General von Luettwitz,
hend of the Kapn miiltarv forces. *
Apnarent'y the Communists hav*
found themselves unable to muster suf?
ficient forces even to attempt a con
certed effort against Berlin. Official*
of the restored government confidentlv
predict that the majority of striking
workmen will return to their -taslcs
Southeast Germany Quiet.
Souheastern Germany is reported to
be quiet but unrest is spreading among
the agricultural classes in Pomerania
and Mecklonburg. The Communists are
still ir. control of Stettin. but the troops
have left Kiel, which is now quiet.
Now that the reactionaries have been
ousted, sentiment appears to ha\*
turned and it-ia gaf? fc0 say that thr
bolk of th? Berliners favor a constitu?
tional government and are eage; 'm
? oniinuance of the democratic regime
In a tour by tho correspondent over o
g**at part of the city no where wa*
sympathy with th? reported -*Ua *<