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First to Last- the Truth: News - Editorials Advertisements
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Round-Up of 'Reds' Thwarts Big Revolutionary Plot;
J. enators Desert Wilson to Compromise on Treaty
To Meet for
Parley To-day
Nineteen Democrats and
16 Republicans Count?
ed On< to Stand Firm
Behind New Agreement
Hake Smith Says
People Ask Action
Georgia 60 Per Cent for
Pact With Reservations,
He Tells Colleagues
By Carter Field
New York Tribuns I
Washington Bureatt I
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. ?The;
lung-expected Democratic break from j
the leadership of President Wilson
and Senator Hitchcock in the peace
treaty fight has come. Between
twelve and fifteen Democratic Sen?
ators agreed to-day t? meet in a]
formal conference to-morrow toi
agree upon modifications of the ?
Lodge reservations to the treaty.
They -will present the result of their ;
conference to the "mild reserva- ?
tionists" on the Republican side, and \
if th? modifications demanded by the
?rroup of Democrats are acceptable I
to the Republican reservationists,,
they wiulnen be submitted to Sena-1
tor Lodge. - ' ~/.\
~lh- conference will take place at j
tho ''home of Senator Hoke Smith, of j
Georgia. Democrats who stood be- !
hind the President and Senator j
liiu-iVtck when the treaty was being ;
.o?d on in the Senate last Novem
V ?-. but. who have since become ac- j
8v? in the interest of a compromise, i
w?i join in the conference with the
Democrats who voted for the Lodge
- Surprises in Insurgent List
The list of the Senators invited to i
the conference surprised the Adminis
tration leaders when it became known, j
Ft contained the names of many Demo?
cratic Senators who have been counted ?
upoa to support the Administration to
the end. The list of those invited fol?
Kendrick. Smith, of South Carolina;
Smith, of Arizona; Henderson. PheUm,
Chamberlain, Trammel!, Fletcher.
Gerry, Wolcott, Dial, Kirby, Owen,
tmaetam?. Gore, Myers, Walsh, of Mas?
sachusetts; Shields and Smith, of
?Senators Smith, of Arizona, and
talan are out of the city, and Senator
Shields is ill, so they cannot be present.
?ort of the others are expected to at?
The "mild 3reservationists" on the
Sspohlican side who have discussed a
?waywmiae with these Senators in?
formally since the rotes were taken in
Jfee Senate just before adjournment
w session said to-day they believe
the Democratic group will simply pro
Pos? modifications of the preamble and
toe.reservations on Article X, Shan?
tung and the equality of voting. The i
?h?r reservations will be accopfd byl
twgnrop without change, it is under- j
Other Democrats Counted On
The support of other Democratic Sen
?wrs te the compromise plan is looked
-or if the group that meet? to-morrow
?*fi come to an agreement. Senators
??ukhead, of Alabama; Stanley, of
*en?>ucky, and others who are support?
ai Senator Underwood in the contest
?W the Democratic leadership are ex
*t?*ed to give their approval to what
?*?r action is taken.
The "mild reservationiatV expect the
???ting to he the signal for a general
?re?* between the Democratic Senators
*H th<s President. They are counting
*Poa the Democratic group drafting a
?ap-romi?,. that will retain the prin
u *?f {,!! tn': ^dge reservation*.
? tne Democratic Senators propos?
r*.*cceP*'able compromise plan, the
??-i '??ervatiorista" am counting
?g** sixtftn Republican Senator? to
'??Port ?t regarnie?? of the attitude
?kr *'? U?**- Thi>? *fOUP ftf R?
5?2f? Senators will insist that no
F"*t?nt?al change? b<: mad? in the
?SS '?*?rv**'on?. one of the "mild
'??rvaitonijas" said to-day.
R-epsblkan Support i'taimed
?eJ2?fcPfV',u '?"" following Jtst of
?^blwan? who he said wotfld join
s??!? ? ***** if an ?eceptabl? com
utlJt* {? P?po?ed:
L*???ber, Holt, Nelson, KMIogg.
?A?' 8*tr???*. Sponeor, Cumins
hZ* Xt^^1 ***"*? YAw< ?moot,
??*?L.w?"Wngton, Hal? and Cap
B*-?*m; d'>ubt ?ra? <r-xpr?ss*,d that
J^?w? I^nroot and Capp?/ would
%22S?y *?y coi?prom?s? plan which
*?T~*. ??dge did r?ot approve, but
?UatZlJn ? *'?> hunt eonntod upon
JJ???Jf by the "mild to*i?r*?;Um
??sgf..*h*g*? ^publicans added to the
STS!?? .oc'at?? whn wi!: propon.
jr^Pfomis? howerytr, would make
?2?*?* ?nl* thirty-nve 8/mator? who
iS* ,JLc*t,nt*d upen to ?apport the
"??,"'? ??nyovat of ?Senator Indite
y4&fot?t4d o? paye three
Exporters to Get
17-MUUon Loan
Manufacturers to Share
in U, S. Advances for
Rebuilding of Europe
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?The first
move of the American government to
aid financially in the reconstruction of
Europe came to-day, when the War
Finance Corporation announced it vir?
tually had consummated four loans ag?
gregating $ 17,000,000 to manufacturing
Two loans, each of $5,000,000, have
been arranged to finance the exporta?
tion of locomotives and agricultural
machinery. The locomotives will go to
Poland, and the agricultural machinery
to England, France and Belgium.
A third loan for $5,000,000, negotia?
tions for which were said to have passed
to the final stage, will go to an elec?
trical machinery corporation, and will
be used for the "rehabilitation of
stricken sections of Belgium and
France, where all electrical machinery
was destroyed by the Germans.
An advance of $2,000,000 also is includ?
ed in the total of $17,000,000, to go to sev?
eral banks, which will furnish funds for
the exportation of machinery to recon?
struct steel mills in France.
Loans which the corporation is mak?
ing are arranged under the War Finance
Corporation act, which permits the lend?
ing of not to exceed $1,000,000,000 in
aiding American industry to export to
? .
Coudert Backs
General Wood
For President
Country Is Chagrined Over
Platitudes for Poliey and
Promises for Performance
by Administration,He Says
Frederic R. Coudert, international
lawyer and independent Democrat, Is
out with a declaration in favor of Gen?
eral Leonard Wood for President. "In
a letter to Colonel William, C. Procter,
president of the Leonard Wood League,
he says that the country is profoundly
chagrined at the failure of the present
Administration to do aught but substi?
tute platitude for policy, promise for
performance, and he wants a capable
Executive. The letter follow?:
"I have your letter of the 15th in
regard to the nomination of General
Wood, and would say in reply that I
am most earnestly hopeful that Gen?
eral Wood may be nominated, not, as
you say, 'to insure a Republican vic?
tory,' but rather to secure a strong,
fearless, capable Executive at a time
of national and international diffi?
culties of an extraordinary character.
The independent voters of America,
who, when aroused, are in number
sufficient to hold the balance of
power, have become utterly weary of
the politicians, who seek to use great
problems affecting the vital interests
of the nation as stepping-stones for
personal or party advantage. Never
have party -ties been more lightly
held, yet never has national feeling
been more earnestly aroused than
during the last two years. The na?
tion now feels the need for a leader
who will embody this sentiment in
acts rather than in word..
Mexican Situation Deplored
"The country is profoundly cha?
grined at the failure of the present
Administration to do aught but sub?
stitute platitude for policy, promise
for performance?a course which has
led to the paralysis of government at
a time when the nations of Europe
look to America for guidance and co?
operation in reconstructing a world
shattered by war.
"The lamentable situation created
in Mexico by such a lack of ele?
mentary foresight and hrmness as
to render ultimate intervention seem?
ingly inevitable, and the inability to
deal effectively with domestic prob?
lems, has created an exceptionally
. eriouH situation, which must compel
the choic?? of an exceptional man.
"At a time when a pusillanimous
neutrality, ordered from Washing?
ton, benumbed the public mind, Gen?
eral Wood preached tho gospel o?
preparedn_M? at great risk to his own
career and inaugurated the training
system which made it possible for
the American army to have a corps
of officers when war came. His life
has been spent in creative public
? activity, away from political mit.hina
tion and phras .-making. I believe
there i_ to-day no one else who will
mak. such an appeal to our inde?
pendent voters, whose sole concern
is that the nation be respected abroad
and united at home, and that pend?
ing problems be met with nrm grasp
and fearless mind."
Wood League Activity '
Colonel Procter, in discussing the _c
| tivitii-K and scope ot" the General Wood
\ League, ?aidr
I ''Fur the last two weeks intensive
I work has been in progress through th''
; Bending* out of a circular letter into
] practically every state in the Union
! e_c.pt those in ?he extreme South, and
. those <n which favorite son candidates
! have been formally announced.
"Th . letter recited that a great num
: ber nf ni en and women representing
? all H-Ctionu of lh<- United States be?
lieved '.hat th. non.h_at.on of Leonard
[ Wood fe*'tba Presidency would insure
?a Republican victory In l-_t., and then
I added :
"'Hi., thoroughly tested American?
ism, his d.mo-iK.rated ability as an
.administrator, his . t.ong personality,
' h'_ course?? in up .ohUni. law and order,
' and'th? ? sound, e.. <,\ hi? principles in
all matters reln/ilng to national wel
ft-.rc, combine i. afford convincing
evidence of his desirability.'
"With each letter wu_ inclosed a
i Continued on paye, three
Wilson Says!
He Won't Buy
Cuban Sugar!
Prospective Supply Is Al?
ready Adequate for All
Needs in 1920, Asserts
White House Statement
Licensing Power To
Be Held in Reserve
President's Action in Not
Purchasing 1919 Crop,
as Suggested, Defended
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?President
Wilson has decided not to exercise
powers conferred in the M?Nary sugar
control bill authorizing purchase and
distribution of the Cuban sugar er op,
according to a statement insure to?
night at the White House.
The statement said the President
had decided, on the basis of facts pre?
sented for his consideration and the
recommendation of the Sugar Equaliza?
tion Board, that this power should not
be exercised.
In a long statement announcing the
President's decision the declaration is
made that apparently the available
sugar supply is sufficient for American
needs, "even on the present Unneces?
sarily large basis of consumption," and
notice is given that the power of price
control through the licensing system,
authorized by the bill, will be invoked
if necessary 5p co?neration with the
Department of Justice.
Supply Declared Adequate
Figures attached show that the esti- ;
mated 1919 consumption in the United
States was slightly more than 4,600,000
.tons, of which normally only 1,000,000
? tons was domestic production. As the
: Cuban crop is unusually large at 4,800,
000 tons, however, of which the Allies
| because of limited purchasing power
! will take about 1,250,000 tons, and as
| the estimated Louisiana, Western beet,
Hawaiian and Porto Rican production
i will reach 2,000,000 tons, the statement
foresees a sufficient supply for Ameri
? can needs.
The American per capita consump
; tion of sugar, the statement said, had
j risen from thirty-five pounds in 18(36
j to an average of eighty-five pounds
j during the 1914-1918 period and to
j ninety-two pounds for 1919.
; Cuban Situation Explained
When the question of purchasing the
i Cuban crop first came up in August
| only one member of the sugar beard
i dissented from the conclusion that the
! Cuban crop should not be purchased
unless the board's powers of control
! were made effective, requiring Congres
i gional action, tho statement said. The
I President had reached no conclusion
i when he was taken ill during his
'. Western trip.
Early in October the sugar board
; recommended to a Senate committee
I the purchase of the 1920 Cuban crop,
1 the board then feeling that its con
! tracts with both producers and re
! finers could be renewed. Congress did
! not act, the statement adds, until De?
cember 20.
Conditions have so changed that the
members of the board feel that action
by it under the McNary act does not
offer a way to securing a regular sup?
ply at a reasonable price. There is
no contract with Western beet sugar
or Louisiana cane producers for the
1920 crop, and by October 15 the con
j trol of the board applied only to the
j remainder of the Cuban 1919 crop, the
! statement said.
No Selling Agent Authorized
"One of the elements which helped
materially to make the board's action
for the 1919 crop effective no longer
exists," it continues. "The board was
able to deal with the unified Cuban
selling agency for the 1919 crop and
! to secure and control the entire crop.
! Now there is no person or committee
i authorized to ?ell the balance of the
j 1920 Cuban crop."
If the. board now went into the
? Cuban market, the statement said, it
j would be able to buy only individual
! lots in competition with private buy
! ers, and with a tendency to increase
| the price.
The statement points out that under
the .McNary act control of domestic
sugar would end June 30,, and adds
that, should the sugnr hoard succeed
in purchasing Cuban sugar for deliv?
ery throughout the year, it would be
in the position of "trying to maintain
a uniform reasonable price ov. r the
country, with no control whatsoever
over large quantities ol* sugar from
Hawaii and Porto Rico, which come in
mainly after June 80, und over the new
Louisiana cane and Western bee! su?
"This, too," the statement .uid, "nt
the tinve of year when, it" nt all.
absolute control of all .sugars by the
board would be essential."
1920 Sugar Price
To Be Restricted
Plans for government control of sugar
??rices were disclosod yesterday by
???derul Food Administrator Arthur
Williams. Mr. William, said that the
SuK"f Equalisation Board, although do
prlved of price fixing power? for 1920,
will Ham?) ? pri?e bused on nconomic
1 factors. The fair prie-?? committees of
each district will seek to persuade ov
! compel dealers to follow out this price.
Mr. William? explained that the
? Continuediyt paye three
Gray son Decorated
For Aiding Wilson
President's PhysicianGets
Navy Cross for Services
Despite His Protest
New York Tribune
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, .Jan. 3.?Although
Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Presi?
dent Wilson's personal physician, it
was announced to-day at the Navy De?
partment, specifically had urged that
a naval decoration be not given to him
for his war services, the award of a
Navy Cross nevertheless was author?
ized by Secretary Daniels.
The official records in the case of
Dr. Grayson show he was recommended
by Roar Admiral William C. Braisted,
chief of the Bureau of Medicine and
Surgery of the Navy, for the Distin?
guished* Service Medal. The citation
"To Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
U. S. N.: For conspicuous and meri?
torious duty as physician to the Pres?
ident of tho United States and aid to
him during the war."
This recommendation, the records
show, was approved by the Naval Board
of Award, but when it reached Secre?
tary Daniels the award was changed
to a Navy Cross.
With the official papers on the sub?
ject, all of which will be. referred to
the Senate Committee on Naval Af?
fairs on Monday, is a letter from Dr.
Grayson to Admiral Braisted, in which
the physician says that he had learned
he was included in officers recom?
mended for the Distinguished Service
Medal. The letter urged Surgeon Gen?
eral Braisted to withdraw the recom?
mendation, and expressed the writer's
desire only to retain the good opinion
of Admiral Braisted.
Dr. Grayson's name was included in
the list of naval officers who were
awarded the Navy Cross made public
by Secretary Daniels on December 12,
but it was not until to-day the
Navy Department disclosed that the
original recommendation of the Dis?
tinguished Service Medal for the Pres?
ident's physician had been disapproved
by Secretary Daniels.
D'Annunzio Is Robbed
Of $200,000 by Cashier
Premier Departs for Paris After
Consulting King and
ROME, Jan. 8.?The Trieste corre?
spondent of "The Messaggero" tele?
graphed to-day that the cashier of Ga?
briele d'Annunzio, the Italian insurgent
leader at Fiume. had fled with a mil?
lion francs ($200,000).
Questions relative to Fiume were
discussed at yesterday's meeting of the
Council of Ministers, at which Premier
Nitti presided. Later the Premier, who
left for Paris this morning, conferred
witli King Victor Emmanuel. Repre?
sentatives of the National Council of
Fiume have presented a memorandum
to Signor Nitti detailing the wishes of
their ?city.
The Premier is urged by "The Gior
nale d'ltalia" not to yield an inch from
the minimum program he outlined be?
fore the Senate and Chamber of Dep?
uties regarding the Adriatic question.
? .
Brings Dog Team 6,000
Miles to Find Race Off
Alaska Man Reaches St. Paul
for Carnival Event Before
He Discovers Error
Special Correspondence
ST. PAUL, Jan. 3.?Completing a
G.OOO - mile journey from furthest
| Alaska, a dog team trekked its way into
j St. Paul with Walter Goyne yesterday,
; only to find that the annual winter car?
nival and dog race wbuld not be held
this year.
From Ruby, Alaska. Goyne drove his
' dog team 500 miles through the snow
and thun took a train for St. Paul. He
had heard of the dog race held in con?
nection with the winter carnival, and
thought it was an annual affair.
When he got as far as Minneapolis
' lie quit the train and drove his dog
team into St. Paul, where he found he
had made the long journey in vain.
To bring his team of fifteen ?logs to St.
rani cost Goyne $1,200.
.. >
Theater Magnate Vanishes
After Banking Million
New York and Montreal Are
Searched in Vain for
A. J. Small
QUEBEC, Jan. 8.- Search for Am?
brose J. Small, Toronto theatrical mag
i nato and millionaire, whose disappear?
ance a month ugo followed his receipt,
of a check for $1,000,000 on account
of the sale of hi? interest in the trann
1 Canada theaters, lias proved fruitless,
it. wild announced to-day.
Small deposited his check here and
then dropped from sight December 2.
New York and .Montreal were searched
for him unsuccessfully, the police aaid,
: Rumors ar<- current that he was kid?
napped rind is being held for ransom.
? .-???
$500,000 Fire in Danville
Block in Business Section of
Virginia Town Ablaze
DA.NV1LLE, Va., .Inn. 3.?Fire de
stroyed a number of buildings on Main
' Street in the business section here to
I night and was threatening destruction
I of a whole block at II o'clock. The
; flamea originated in the 55. V. John
(son Company department store, which
was stripped, and hulf n dos?n othoi
I store* and a theater have been swept
The loss will npproach $500.000. Em
ployeefl of "Th? Danville Register," th
morning paper, won' driven out of th
building by the flamea lato in the night
At nudnjght 'he fire was ?till
! control. Tho Maaonlc Temple, in th
block on Main Street, between Ma
i and Union, all of whieh
doomed, bad Una d?steoy??i.
300 Radicals
Are Sent to
Ellis Island
Examination Frees 474
Taken in New York-Jer?
sey Round-Up; Others
May Be Deported at Once
Bomb Squad Raids
Four Offices Here
Letter in Yiddish Purport?
ing to Have Been Writ?
ten by L?nine Found
The dormitories of Ellis Island,
empty since the army transport Bufdrd
sailed for Russia on December 21 with
249 exiled radicals aboard, resounded
again last night with the voices of ap?
proximately *300 "comrades" and "fel?
low workers" singing the "Internation?
This chorus, which included twenty
women, represented the New York
and New Jersey grist of "Red" raids
conducted late Friday night by agents
of the Department of Justice on com
j munist meeting places in all parts of
the country. These and the others
taken in raids in the West and South
are to be put aboard the army trans?
ports Kilpatrick, America and Presi?
dent Grant and returned to the lands
of their birth. This means Russia for
90 per cent of those who are being
held as undesirables.
Crowds Are Examined
All told, 675 radicals, including
thi_ty-f_ve women, were examined in
the Park Row Building, headquarters
of the Department of Justice bureau
of investigation. By 4 o'clock yester?
day morning 474 of these had been re?
leased because they were able to sup?
ply proof that they.had been born in
the United States, or acquired citizen?
ship, ot because they were able to con?
vince the Federal officers that they
were not affiliated with the commu?
nist party. The other 201 were taken
in automobiles to the Barge Office, at
the Battery, put aboard .the small
steamer of the Immigration Bureau and
carried to Ellis Island. There they
were photographed and finger printed
and assigned to beds.
The offices of four foreign language
newspapers of radical tendencies were
raided la3t night by the detectives of
the bomb squad and state constabulary,
who seized about ten tons of literature.
The raiders were accompanied by Arch?
ibald E. Stevenson, legal adviser to the
Lusk Committee, to which body the
confiscated books, pamphlets and rec?
ords will be turned over.
Warrants Issued by McAdoo
The seizures were made on search
warrnts issued by Chief Magistrate
McAdoo. Mr. Stevenson made the af?
fidavits upon which the warrants were
issued, charging that literature advo?
cating overthrow of government by
force was on the premises named.
Offices of the "Communist World"
(Russian) and "Elore," a Hungarian
daily, both at ? Third Street; "Dei
Kampf," a Jewish weekly, 413
Grand Street, and "Robitnik*"* a Ukra?
inian semi-weekly, 222 Fifth Street,
were the placee seached. ?
At the latter office Detective-Sergeant
Gegan and Mr. Stevenson discovered an
original letter, written in Yiddish, ad?
dressed to the "American Working
men" and purporting to be from Nicolai
The Department of Justice agents
here said yesterday thai several of
their numbers were devoting ail their
time to an effort to link with the com?
munist party Ludwig C. A. K. Mai
tens, the so-called ambassador to the
United States from Soviet Russia. If
this connection is .. tabu, bed Martens
will be sent the way of Kmimij Gold?
man und Alexander Berkman.
Leaders Evade Tra.
The men working under the direc?
tion of William I'.ynn, chief of the
bureau of investigation of the Depart?
ment of Justice, admitted freely yes
! rerday that they were a bit disap?
pointed that their net had not caught
some of the important alien leaders
of the plot to "ran the flames of dis?
content" in America.
Among those released were four
Stuyvesant High School girls about
I seventeen years old. Their names were
I not divulged, a. the girls pleaded that
I they had gone to the communist party
I meeting place, at 1 .64 Madison Avenue.
I where they were arrested, merely out
? ot* curiosity. They were of Russian de?
scent. J>ut were born in the United
Another woman seized in the raids
was not even brought to headquarter?
for examination, because she told the
Department of Justice agent.? that she
had slipped out of her flat to attend
I the meeting, leaving her three small
children home. She *wa_ told to go
home, and before she started she vowed
never to attend another communist
Letters Believed Smuggled
As most of the Department of Jus?
tice men were fatigued from loss of
sleep, the work of examining the hujre
pile of confiscated literature of the
communist'party seized by the raiders
was postponed. Howevor, deep imprest
was aroused by tho finding of a lile of
-letters written on onion skin paper.
These letters were found in the office
of "Novy Mir," the Russian language
revolutionary newspaper.
Tho letters had not been completely
Continued on next paye
Raids Net Nearly 5,000 Radicals;
"Perfect Cases " Against 2,635
1 Now York Tribune
? Washington Bureau
| WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.?-Reports to the Department of Justice
late to-day showed that the greatest dragnet it eve^r spread for radical
aliens who aimed to overthrow by force the government of the United |
States and substitute the commune and the soviet had caught in its
! meshes nearly 5,000 individuals. Of this number department officials
| said they had "perfect cases" against 2,635.
, Between 3,500 and 4,000 warrants were issued before the raid
? began last night, and if all of them are served the number of perfect
i cases probably will reach 1,000 more than the total given out to-night.
i. ". ' ' " . ' ?
Former Kaiser
Loses Hope of
Return to Rule
Believes Germany Is Lost
i and He Himself Betrayed
by Frieiuls, Says Writer
for Berlin Newspaper
BERLIN, Jan. 3.?The Hague corre?
spondent of the "Tageblatt" gives a
j rather unusual picture of the former
| German Emperor in a long article re
I garding the Kaiser's personal appear
j anee and future prospecta.
"The KaiBer himself?the Kaiser
I grown much older?has been struck
in his vital strength," says the corre?
spondent. "The trembling in the right
arm and leg, which earlier was only
just noticeable, has so increased that
it is apparent at a glance and domi?
nates his entire appearance. The
! Kaiser has become very corpulent,
' though he eats little."
Having talked with numerous persons
who have visited the former Emperor,
the correspondent procedes his pic?
ture with a sharp criticism of some
of these leading personalities who
"afterward tell tactless stories and
stories based on misunderstanding
which circulate about the world."
Attitude Still Soldierly
He adds: "The Kaiser's attitude is
j still soldierly, but he appears to have
j grown stouter. It is noticeable how
? slowly he speaks in. contradistinction to
: his old habit. He livens up only when
i remembrances of the old days come to
j him. This often occurs in the middle
j of a conversation.
"Only pity can be felt for the Kaiser
on such occasions. No one who has
seen him at Amerongen and is capa?
ble of responsible impression believes
that this man, who is spiritually torn
?and shows it in his body, will ever
play an active r?le in nny form what?
soever. By the grinding experiences
of war, the blow of a breakdown and
worry about his future, which con?
stantly torments him, the deeper im?
pulses df his will aro dulled."
in the opinion of the correspondent
the former Emperor has purchased
Doom House as proof that he has
given up all thoughts of returning to
Doe? Not Wish to Return
"He no longer expresses the wish
to return to Germany," says the
writer. "He believes Germany is lost.
.More than ever he believes he bus
been betrayed by his councilors and the
whole people."
The former ruler's letters are cen?
sored by the Dutch, who are declared
to be not inconsiderate and not natu?
rally severe. The correspondent makes
an appeal for the former emperor, say?
"It depends upon Amerongen being
left quiet and forgotten. The last af?
front that threatens its resident can
thus be most easily avoided."
Push German War Inquiry
Committee Members to Investi?
gate Charge* Against Bernstorff
BERLIN, Jan. 3.?The two parliamen?
tary sub-c?lhmittees which have been
investigating pre-war diplomacy prob?
ably v/iji resume thei.- sessions early
this month.
Sub-Committee No. 1 has just sent
out a set of questions to several politi?
cal, diplomatic and military leaders
for written answers, to throw more
light on the. political situation after
the Sarajevo incident.
Sub-Committee No. li probably will
not summon men of prominence for its
concluding sessions, which are sup?
posed to concern only the compilation
of routine information, in the course of
! which minor employees of the official
j departments in Berlin and of the for
i mer' German Embassy in Washington
j will be cross-examined. The purpose
! of these examinations will be to ob
! tain covroboration of the previous evi
< dence and establish Ludendorff'? charge
, that Count von Bernstorff, the former
? German Ambassador, failed utterly to
report *he condition oC opinion in the
' United States.
Archbishop Bars Fox Trot
; Tango Also Under Paris Calho?
I lie Church Ban
PARIS. Tan. .1.?The official organ
of the Catholic Chun h publishes Eh<
! following:
"In order to put an end to uncer
; tainfcy with regard to unsuitaMfi
dancing prohibited by his recent warn?
ing. Cardinal Amette, Archbishop of
Paris, declares lie intends to prohibit
absolutely Buch dances as the tango
?nd fox trot, although certain pernor..-,
believe they are able to danc-e them
"His ? eminence congratulate*, the
! woniim an?? young girl a who have haa
. 1 tened to mbzoto withJiia inatructio.ua,*
Denikine Out;
Power Is Gone,
Says Moscow
New Group Is Reported to
Have Seized Control and
Chosen Romanov sky as
Successor ? of General
LONDON, Jan. 3.?General Deni
kine's government in Southern Russia
has been overthrown, and General
RomanoTsky has been chosen to re?
place General Denikine as anti-Bol?
shevik ehief, according to a wireless
dispatch received here from Moscow,
quoting advices from Taganrog.
The report indicates that, owing to
defeats along the front, a coup d'etat
occurre^ at General Denikine's head?
quarters; and that his government has
been replaced by a group known-as th*
"Vosozhdenye Rossie," a term mean?
ing the "Regeneration of Russia."
An unsuccessful attempt has been
made to assassinate General Denikine,
according to a dispatch received here
by way of Copenhagen. One of Gen-:
eral Denikine's aids was killed.
The capture of Tsaritsyn, on the
Volga, 110 miles south, southwest of
Kamishin, is announced in another
Bolshevik official statement receive!
from Moscow bv wireless. The Bol?
shevik forces took much booty, th?
Statement adds. j
Petlura's Treasure Train Seized
Dispatches received in official quar?
ters from Odessa say the Russian
volunteer army, which recently
captured the town of Proskurov, 175
miles southwest of Ki*v, took a rail?
road train containing the treasury of
General Petlura, the Ukrainian anti
Bolshevik commander. Twenty-four
cars composed the train, one of which
conveyed gold und silver and old
Romanoff bank notes. The dispatches j
assert that altogether the total
amounted to several hundred million '
General Denikine's fall, if the fore
poing report is confirmed, is probably j
a result of his recent defeats at the I
hands o? the Bolsheviki in southern
Russia. During the last autumn Deni- ?
kine's forces moved steadily northward, j
; defeating the Soviet troops in many i
(battles and apparently threatening!
; Moscow. After he had reached Orel, 120 ,
j miles south of the Soviet capital, how- j
i ver, ho encountered stern resistance!
which soon developed into a battle ex- j
tending over a virtually continuous i
front 400 miles in length.
Lines Broken by Cavalry
Bolsheviki cavalry finally filtered j
through the Denikine lines, breaking
communications in the rear, and forced
the anti-Soviet forces to fall back
rapidly. Recent dispatches have indi?
cated the Bolsheviki were rapidly ap?
proaching the shores of the Black Sea.
on the western end of the front, and !
the Volga River, further east.
There were reports last month that ;
Denikine had been dismissed from com-1
m and of the anti-"Red" army in southern
Russia, but these were never confirmed. |
Later, it was said he might succeed.
Admiral Kolchak as head of all the
elements righting against the r?gime
of L?nine and Trotzky.
Gcforge Washington
iNomiiialed for President
Joke, Say? -New Yorker, When
Told He I? 0-hoice in South
Dakota of New American Party
George Washington, not the Father
of His Country, l>ut the man whose
name is on many prepared coffee tins,
has been named in South Dakota as the
New American party's choice for Presi
| dent, of the United States.
When announcement of this fact, to?
gether with the information that Mr.
Washington lived in New York, was
received here yesterday no one could
tell what the New American party was.
People were equally ignorant regarding
the identity of the namesake of the
Father of His Country.
A hunt was made for him through
the city directories, but it was not un?
til last night that he was discovered.
This was due to the fact that the
searchers were thrown/off the trail by
the existence of another George Wash?
ington. This one proved, after consid?
erable search, to be a negro now doing
five years in Sing Sing. B
Late last night George Washington,
of the New American party, was found
at Bellport, L. L, where he has a conn-*
try estate. He disclaimed any desire
! to be President of the United States,
I saying that the presidency of the
George Washington - Coffee Refining
I Company was nil he desired in the way
j of responsibility.
"I suppose whoever nominated me is
having a lot of fun over it," he re?
marked, "hut the joke really is on him.
I was a British subject until May,
Plans Bared
To Overturn
Evidence Show? Radical?
Conspired to Expand
Coal and Steel Strike?
Into Great Revo 1 ?
Roundup Continue*
All Over Country
Million? Collected for
Bailing Agitators % Were
Posted in Every Field
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3?Radical
leaders planned to develop the recent
steel and coal strike into a general
industrial tie-up, and ultimately int?
a revolution to overthrow the United
States government, according to in?
formation gathered by Federal agents
in Friday night's wholesale round?
up of members of the communist
and Communist Labor parties.
A definite pro-gram to expand the
two labor disturbances for the pur?
pose uf blotting out every semblance
of organized government was dis?
closed in evidence gathered in halt
a score of cities. These data, officials
said, tended to prove that the nation?
wide raids had nipped the most men?
acing revolutionary plot yet un?
Officials indicated that both
groups o? radicals were only wait?
ing an opportune moment to aarry}
ori among other classes of workers."
the same ?sort ot agitation employed;
among steel workers and coalf
miners. 1
Round-up Confuta?* ?
Raids were continued to-day, bot on
a much smaller seal*, the arrests being
confined mostly to accused persons who
escaped the large net. Officials e*> '
pressed the opinion that the round-?*,
of all the alleged radicals sought ?can?
not be completed before Monday.
Further evidence of a carefully laid
plot to overthrow the government is
Information already obtained from
the foreign element of th? communist
and Communist Labor parties rn de?
clared to show conclusively that their
payrolls were "loaded"' with agitator.?
to be sent suddenly to every fertile
field in support of a g?nerai strife
During the latst two wsski of tho
coal strike communist agitators ver?
discovered to have penetrated virtually
every mining center east of the Missis?*
sippi River. Kvidence. ?honed that in
several instance? where miners hat
voted to return to work the comma*
nists bad spread their propaganda, of
distrust of the government to such a?
extent, it was said, that few, if an***,
miners actually got back to their John.
Attempts to incite the mine workers
to violence were the most bold in ?Vea
Virginia, officials said, serious trouble
being?narrowly averted there. But all
soft coal regions were infested, and
much of the data leading tip to Fri?
day's nation-wide Jaids "*?re g-- ' rjd
by secret agents :'?: ???% an; ??e
mine workers an ig in ...-. ^W
with the agitato: ?selves. -ssf
i disclosed.
, Million? Gsll?r-.?j for Bail ? ?
j Th? raids also disclosed that a
; "slash fund" las been created by the"
: two parties against which the govern?
ment moves were directed. Much of
this money, *aid to run into several
millions, had been se' asida for use ios?
bailing out adherent*1 of the doctrine'
in case of arrest for sedition and the
: teaching of violence.
Proof also was said to have been ob*
: tained that in the cane oi ?gitutor?
' who went among the ?teel ?tnd min?*
; workers fund- for bail wer? ?>?4*
available in every section?- frequented
! by the "Red" agitators. Their plans.
1 for organization of the workers ?n sup*
? port of the communi?t cuu-e wore pic
. tured as more complete ?than even a
; political campaign. It -vas evident,
officials declared, ?ha*, the movement
' was "ripe" and that settlement of ths;
coal strike had been a keen disappoint
. ment to the radical leader?.
Pledge to Fight Militar) Action
Assistant Attorney ?V^era1 Garvan
made public to-night the department)?
memorandum, -uhmrte-.i to ihr Bureau
of immigration, upon, jrhiph vus bas^a
the government r-?assilication of th?
communist aiui Communi?t Labor par?
ties as coming under th?* espionage act.
; This disclosed that both groups were
? pledged to tight ?ny suggestion of mii
itary action by America against the
! Soviet Russians. Membership appll
: cations revealed that both groups were'
indirectly under the control of the Rus?
sian Communist Council. *
Significant among other features or
I th?? communist labor party's doctrine
was the enunciation of the following
1 "We maintain tpat the da** struggle
is essentially u political struggle, that
!?a a struggle by th? proletariat to
| conquer the ca>iulist state, whetbor
? its form be monnrchiai or democratic
? republican, and to replace it by ? gov
? emmental structure adequately Maps?
?ed to the communi?t tr*M?formatier..
"The me*?l?opo.rtaut moans of caajj
'taring atat#>ower for th* wotket? W

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