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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1919.
BERLIN, April L The genera!
Btrike declared in the Bhineland by
the Soviets for today is regarded as
the possible beginning of a new cam
paign to overthrow the present gov
ernment Its full extent will not be
certain before it actually gets under
Among the demands being made
by the Soviets are:
Disarmament of all troops.
Arming of the proletariat
Freedom for all political prisoners.
Immediate and close relations
with the Bolshevik! in Hungary and
Soviet Leader Arrested.
Workmen in Berlin are irate over
the government's arrest of Ernst
Danmig, leader of the city's Soviets.
rHe is the most important radical
'leader next to George Ledebour, and
was largely responsible for the or
ganization which overthrew the
Kaiser. He is charged with instigating
fipartacan uprisings in January.
The Soviets claim his arrest was
the result of the government's fear
ALLIES MAY ADMIT
LONDON, April 1.
The Paris correspondent
of the Daily News said
today that allied states
men have submitted a
proposition to the Russian
soviet government, where
by the Bolsheviki would
be admitted to the peace
conference under certain
According to the cor
respondent, "the Bolsheviki
would be required to cease
financing propaganda, dis
continue fighting, and al
low certain parts of Rus-"
sia the right of self-determination.
Premier Lenine is un
derstood to be agreeable
to the proposal, the cor
Movie of Two Men Enjoying a Huge Joke.
by the Tribum
NO. 1 Tells Mo. 2 That He
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COPENHAGEN, April 1 A general
strike was scheduled In Essen for to
'day. The -workers demand recogn
ition of the Soviet system, a six-hour
day, and a, 25 per cent increase in
.GERMANS ASK PRISONERS'
RETURN IN SAME BREATH
WITH APPEAL FOR FOOD
BERLIN, April L "Out -with our
prisoners," Is the hue and cry being
taken up throughout Germany.
The words, stare at one in huge
scarlet Inscriptions from posters and
window cards from magazine adver
tisements' and handbills and from the
pages of the daily papers.
Mass meetings are held to demand
.the immediate return of the war
prisoners and civilian prisoners, and
i every day newspapers print dispatches
about ""enslaved German" invaria
bly purporting to come from France
0 H SOCIETY
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NOW AUJAIT CULMCrJATiOrJ
OF JOKE OKI NO. 3,
Tq provide a reserve strength of
men experienced in handling the busi
ness end of the army, articles of In
corporation were filed today insti
tuting "The Society of Quartermaster
Officers of the Great "War."
Every officer in this corps will be
urged to continue his connection with
the United States army by enrolling
m the officers' reserve.
It is estimated there will hi be
tween eight and ten thousand offi
cers of the quartermaster's depart
ment qualified for membership in the
society. A qualifying condition im
posed upon the membership is three
months' active service before ' the
signing of the armistice and efficiency
records up to a certain standard.
National Offices Here.
National permanent headauarters
of the society will be in Washington.
The first meeting of the incorporators
will be held in the next two weeks.
The articles of incorporation, filed
today, were signed by fifty-two army
officers,, all heads of the various
divisions -and branches of army sup
ply activities, consolidated under the
iHupervisjon or the purchase, storage.
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-But side by side with these stories 1 lu 8tandsat the nrSM
and o.ulte irreconcilable with the
reparation, appeals run endless complaints-
of the alarming shortage in
Germany of food, clothing, fuel, and
oil of the necessities of life. "While
op another -page is an account of the
daily increasing array of unemployed.
The director of the city central em
pjoyraept bureau on Germannstrasse
'estimated that 300.000 men and wom
en in Berlin alone are out of work.
iOthers, including labor union men,
(place the number at more than 500,
.000. This does not include strikers.
The staggering death rate and the
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children in the poorer districts f ;ii, ' colonel -U- C; John S.
stands at the Dresent tlm.
The list is headed by JiaJ. Gen. H. L.
Rogers, director of purchase and
storage, and Lieut. CbL L. H. Brittin.
United States army.
Other Incorporators are:
George "W. Burr, major general,
assistant chief of staff, director P. S.
??d T'JF h Rsers, major general;
Prank T. HInes, brigadier general,
general staff; H. I. Lord, brigadier
general; J. P. Madden, brigadier gen
eral; R. C. Marshall, jr., brigadier gen
eral; w. H. Rose, brigadier general:
J. H. Alexander, colonel, Q. 1L C; Lin
coln Bush, colonel, Q. M. C; James
wujr, coionei, . il. C; B, L. Car
Berlin are evidence of the misery the
war has brought to the German peo
ple. 'The fuel question is solved with
less difficulty. The poor Bitnply go
-without fuel and try to keep warm
by staying in bed as much of the
time as possible.
'Here's an April Fool
Trick Your Uncle Sam
Hays on You Today
Here are some of the new tax
rates you will pay beginning to-'
i Cabarets, 15 per cent.
Theater tickets, 10 per cent regu
lar rate, -with additional 5 per cent
on scalper profit up to SO cents,
then 50 per cent thereafter.
Club dues over $10, 10 per cent.
Passenger and Pullman fares,
8 per cent.
Oil pipe line charges, 8 per cent.
Telephone-telegraph messages be
tween 15 and 50 cents, tax 5
cents; over 60 cents, tax 10 cents.
Commercial leased wires, press
excepted, 10 per cent.
Express charges, approximately
5 per cent.
Chambers, colonel Q. M. C; P. W. Cole
man, coionei, Q. M. C; Charles P. Daly,
colonel, Q. M. C; A. M. Davis, colonel,
Q. M. C; John S. Pair, colnnni pmni
Fred Glover, colonel. Q. M. C; P
M. Gunby, colonel. Q. M. C; G. E.
Humphrey, colonel. Engineers; H. S
Kilbourne, colonel, Q. M. C.; J. L."
Knowlton, colonel. C. A. C; G." it
McConnelL colonel, Q. M. C; C. A. M
Kenny, colonel, Engineers; Charles
Neville, colonel. Q. M. C; C. V. ?.
Quackenbush, colonel. Infantry; G
Sevier, colonel. Artillery: Evan Shel
by, colonel, Q. M. C; Xorris Stay ton,
colonel. Q. M. C; C. O. Thomas. Jr..
colonel, Q. M. C; Kensie W. Walkor,
colonel, Q. M. C; J. N. Willcutt. col
onel, Q. M. C; George Winterburn,
colonel. General Staff; S. H. Wolfe
colonel, Q. M. C.
J. H. Adams, lieutenant colonel, Q.
2Ni. C; L. IL Brittin. lieutenant colonel;
John S. Butler, lieutenant colonel, en
gineers; A. H. Doig, lieutenant colonel;
P. A. Ellison, lieutenant colonel, Q.
M. C; J. P. Fletcher, lieutenant colo
nel, sanitary corps; Carl R. Gray, Heu
:enant colonel. Q. M. C; H. P. Hill,
lieutenant colonel. Q. M. C; H. W.
Lehman, lieutenant colonel, general
staff; W. A. Pendleton, lieutenant
cclonel. field artillery; J. F. Plummer.
lieutenant colonel, Q. M. C; John H.
Read, jr., lieutenant colonel, infantry;
Thomas L. Smith, lieutenant colonel,
li M. C; Byard Sneed, lieutenant colo
nel. U. S. A.; Earl Wheeler, lieutenant
oolonel, engineers; I. T Wychc, lieu
tenant colonel; A. W. Fen ton. jr.. ma
jor; E. R. Johnson, major. Q. M. C;
1. S. Keith, major.
N JAPANESE DF.AI
Fatisne From Overwork,
With the Resultant
All Pain of
While awaiting official word from
Mexico regarding the reported land
concession in Lower California to
Japanese interests, diplomats, mem
bers of Congress, and other officials
today discussed, the situation at
Mexican and Japanese diplomats
continued to minimise the importance
of the alleged movement of Japanese
interests, while members of Congress
saw.'ln the action increased danger.
Some of the latter, who are opposing
the proposed League of Nations say
the situation proves conclusively the
necessity of adhering to the Monroe
doctrine in whatever league may be
Mexican Ambassador Eonillas today
labeled the "jingo attempts" to cre
ate ill feeling between the United
States and Mexico through the "Jap
anese bugaboo," as groundless and
Regarding the report that Mexican
land is being confiscated by the
government and sold to the Japanese.
"The expropriation of lands in Mex
ico by the government can only be
effected through lengthy official pro
cedure, after its owners have refused
to make a sale. The negotiation?
would go through local, State, and
Kederal channels and would become
Report JSot Confirmed
The Mexican embassy has received
no confirmation of the Mexico City
nnnounceraent of negotiations of
Japanese corn corporations for
agricultural concessions in Lower
California. Ambassador Bonillas,
however, sees no menace to the
Monroe doctrine or defiance to the
United States in puch proposals. He
pointed out that the Mexican consti
tution permits Japanese immigrants
to become citizens and own property,
as do all the other Latin-American
Meantime League of Nations oppo
cnts today declared if the now
meager reports that these sales or
concessions actually are granted or
under way are borne out, the fact will
be used as one of the main argu
ments against the League of Nations
covenant as sumbitted by President
Borah See Menace.
Under international law. Senator
nents today declared if the now
have a right to buy and Mexico has
a riglit to sell lands in Lower Cali
fornia or anywhere else In Mexico.
Under a league of nations covenant,
he added.and complaints of the United
States would havo to go to the
league's executive council, or what
ever body was set up to decide dis
putes, and without the special reser
vation of the Monroe doctrine, there
would be absolutely nothing to pre
vent the council deciding adversely
FDERAI NA 01
GOES TO BANK
William C. Jtfhnson, formerly gen- i
eral agent of the American Railways
Express, has resigned to accept a po
sition with the Federal National
Bank, effective today. i
Johnson began his career with the i
Baltimore and Ohio Express Com
pany, when a boy, and was advanced
to various positions until April 1, '
IKOf) whn Ti wnn mnrlo ponoriil !
agent of the United States Express
Company. He rounds out today ex
actly twenty years of Bervlce In the
capacity of general agent at Wash
ington. On April 1. 1914. when the United
States Express- Company was liqui
dated, he became general agent of
the Wells Fargo Express Company,
and on July 1, 1018, he became gen
eral agent of the American Railways
Johnson is a man of unusual per
sonality, excellent business ability,
and possesses a host of friends in
Washington. As an express official,
he is known from coast to coast. He
has been prominently identified with
all the principal civic and business
organizations of the city, and always
has been conspicuous for his activi
ties in public work. He comes from
one of the oldest families of Mary
land. His brother. Dr. Thomas B.
Johnson, of Frederick. Md., is one of
the most eminent surgeons in this
section of the country.
Johnson is president of the Blue
Ridge Rod and Gun Club, serving his
second year; president of the Poto
mac Lime and Stone Company .of
Frederick, Md., and was, for more
than three years, president of the
Commercial Club of Washington. In
1917 the members of that club iravc
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CINCINNATI, April 1. While the
latest thing In watches Is the thin,
round, or octagon gold timepiece,
Capt. Martin Van Buren Bates, who
died recently at his home In Seville.
Ohio, wore a watch that weighed
four pounds. It was set with dia
monds, and a set of chlmea sounded
the hours as the watch rested in his
vest pocket- It was gift from
It may be explained' that the man
who wore the four-pound watch was
a famous giant. .He stood seven feet
four Inches and weighed 380 pounds.
He was born in eastern Kentucky and
served as a soldier in the command
of Gen. John Morgan, the Confederate
McADOO TO BE COUNSEL
FOR R. R, ADMINISTRATION
ATLANTA, Ua., April 1Walker D.
Hines, Director-General of Railroads,
hero on an Inspection trip, an
nounced that William O. McAdoo,
former Director-General, had consent
ed to act as special counsel for the
Railroad Administration with refer
ence to matters arising-from the State
of New York.
Director Hines said that Mr. Mc
Adoo, In giving his consent, stipulated
that he be permitted to serve without
DISABLED STEAMER SAVED.
HALIFAX. April. 1 The steamer
Baygola, from Philadelphia tor
France, with the steamer Jason- In
tow, arrived here today. The Jason's
circulating pump was damaged a
couple of days ago, and she was list
ing heavily when she came In.
ON DEATH CHARGES
(Continued from First Page.)
northwest, on,Jvceraber 9, when the
machine struck and killed John San
born, who was crossing the Avenne.
Edward' Taylor and Nicholas Young,
colored, were in the former's automo
bile when it collided with an electric
light pole at Twenty-second street
and Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Yound was thrown to the street and
was killed. The grand Jury held
Taylor responsible for his death.
Killed CrosaiBS Street.
John E. Dwyer was indicted for
the death of William E. McGraw. Mc
Gray was crossing Pennsylvania ave
nue, at Nineteen street northwest,
when he was knocked down and re
ceived Injuries which resulted in his
death at Emergency Hospital.
Fifteen other persons were indict
ed by the grand jury for murder In
the first degree. Altogether 192 in
dictments were returned by the grand
Jury" yesterday for various offenses.
To bejfla saving oa a ssaall scale,
liny Thrift Stamps. To develop fha
thrift ftablt, bar War Savings Stamps.
To save oa a still greater scale, bay
Victory Liberty Beads.
Only One "BROMO QUININE."
To get the genuine, call for fall
name. LAXATIVE BROMO QUI
NINE Tablets. Look for signa
ture of E. W. GROVE. Cores a
Cold in One Day. 30c
v.LLL.IAii C JOIIN&ON.
Well-known express official, who
has accepted important position
with Federal National Bank.
hi.Ti a testimonial dinner, presenting
him with a watch as a token of ap
preciation for his services and as a
mark of the esteem In which he was
held by the entire membership.
Johnson married Miss Saliic Con
rad Fauntleioy, of Frederick. Md..
who is a niece of the late Major
Holmes Conrad, a prominent attorney.
Mrs. Johnson's brothers are Col. Pow
ell Fauntleroy. U. S. A., and Dr. Ar
chibald M. Fauntleroy, a noted sur
geon, who has Just returned from
Johnson will have direct charge of
new business under the title of as
sistant to the president.
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The "nobles" of the order of the
Mystic Shrine will conduct a cere
monial session tonight, in connection
with the initiation of candidate by
the Almas Temple. The ceremonial
will be followed by a theater party,
as a result of an arrangement with
Ben Welch, head of the Gayety show
this week, who grasped the opportu
nity to entertain fellow members of
The special performance will com
mence at the stroke of midnight, and
will be filled up with many special
bits for the benefit of the Shriners.
who will be headed by L. Whiting
Kstcs. Harry O. Jarboe, manager of
the Gayety, Is a member of the order.
NOR SODA POP BOTTLES.
NEWPORT, R. I., April 1. Junk
men, In their annual spring round-up,
are reaping a rich harvest from New
port's "dry" back yards. Two cars of
c-rrptios were shipped out today. No,
A Lady's Maid Would
Bertie Be, But Lost His
Nerve as You Can See
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., April
1. "Bert A. Baldwin, Sioux
Falls, lady's maid."
Sounds funny, doesn't it, es
pecially as Bert Is a farmer's boy.
but the police vouch for it. Here's
the story: Detectives Josr-nh Law
rence and David Broderick sight
ed Bert as he was entering a
pawnshop with two heavy suit
cases. As Bertie came, out in went
Joe and Dave.
"What did the young fellow
want in here?" they demanded of
"Wanted to sell a complete out
fit of woman's clothes, cors well,
everything," replied the shop
keeper. That was enough for Joe
and Dave. They set aall for Bert
and soon corralled him.
Bertie blushed, stammered, and
confessed. Ho had ordered tho
attire so that he could imperson
ate a laldy's maid. He heard there
were lots of jobs for maids.
Hadn't he a girlish face, and
MEN PLAN TO
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 1.
The mighty earth-swaying hands of
President Woodrow Wilson are du
plicated in the "paws" of the re
cently arrived Woodrow Wilson
Sayre, grandson of the country's
Executive. The young Sayre possesses
the characteristic unusually large
hands and long little fingers of his
This Is the sole resemblance the
Sayre youngster has to the President.
iWlth the hand's exception, he is a re
plica of his father, Francis B. Sayre.
instructor in law at Harvard Uni
I The baby was born here in Jeffer
, son Hospital at the time when his
distinguished grandfather was re
turning from France. At the time of
birth the youngest Sayre was twenty
one inches in height and weighed
cifern. yuuiiuo, uinc ounces. AounaaDi
red locks adorn his noble brow. Like
a regular youngster he can whoop
like an Indian on the warpath. And
does, too, according to Miss Ruth
Swisher, of Chambersburg, Pa., his
A little gold medal designed by S.
K. Veiner and made In France, is the
gift made by President Wilson to his
grandson on his flying visit here re
cently. The medal is a memento of
the Battle of Verdun and bears In
French the historic words: "They
shall not pass." The reverse side of
the medal bears an engraving of one
of the Verdun forts and the child's
full name and the date of his birth.
Labor leaders In Washington are
preparing for a reception for Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, upon his return
next "week from France.
A cable says he has sailed and is
expected to reach here some time next
week. While in Paris he has served
as en frman of the commission on in
ternational labor legislation and
acted in an advisory capacity to the
He is sailing on the steamship Rotterdam.
JEWISH SOCIETY PUBLISHED
370,000 SOLDIERS' BIBLES
PHILADELPHIA, March 31. Re
viewing the activities of the Jewish
Publication Society of America. Simor
Miller, elected president at the annual
meeting here yesterday, said that the
society had published nearly 110
books and distributed moro than
1,500.000 copies of publications.
"In addition wo havo published
370.000 Bibles and prayer books for
Jewish soldiers and sailors." he said,
"and havo supplied the various can
tonments and camps in America and
abroad with thousands of our books
for welfare work "
Abram I. Elkus. former American
ambassador to Turkey, was chosen
first vice president of the publication
society; Harris Stern, of Philadelphia,
was chosen second vico president,
and Henry Fernberger, of Philadel
phia, was named treasurer.
There are Htlll more than 1 .300,000
"doughboy" overcim. Uuy War Sav
ings Stamp and help bring them
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