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Fair and cdntinued cold tcday, with
strong northwest winds; to-morrow
fair; domewhat warmer.
Highest temperattire yesterday, 54; lowest, 17.
Detailed weather rtparts will be found on pM8 a,
VOL. LXXXVII.- NO. 196-DAILY.
TROOPS SEIZE BERLIN; EBERT DRIVEN OUT;
MILITARISTS IN SADDLE: MONARCHY DENIED
TREATY TO FAIL
Hitchcock and Others Agree
I That Ratification Will
310HE JOIN OPPOSITION
Ilornli Offers Substitute fov
Lodge Reservation Seeking- to
Iter at 11 Till! Sex and Nzw Tonic Huuld.
Washington, March 13. The Senate
reached an unanimous consent agree
ment to-day to vote on the reserva
tion to Article X. nf the League of
Nations Covenant and all amendments
i-d substitutes on the calendar day
of Monday. Each Senntor Is limited to
yi (i singlo speech of fifteen minutes on
the reservation and fvo minutes on
each amendment to It.
This agreement was the single re
tu.t of to-day's proceedings In the way
of progress. The time was otherwise
cccupled by discussion on tho floor and
eoakroom conferences looking to a
compromise that would make It possl
luo to substitute something new for
tiie original Lodge reservation to
To this end Senator Borah (Idaho)
offered an amendment to the Lodore
substitute which proved agreeable to
the mild reservatlonlsta and was ac
cepted by Senator Lodge (Mass.), He
publican leader, and probably will do
s instituted for the original Lodge
reservation. The Borah amendment !s
Imply the Interpolation of a few
words, which are intended to
Ftrengthen the assurance that the
Vnited States assumes no responsi
bility to preserve the territorial lntes
r.ty or political Independence of other
I'roposed Wording: of Reservation.
As thus modified the reservation
!fads as follows, with the Borah in
terpolation In parentheses:
Tho United States assumes no
obligation to preservo the terrl-
torial Integrity or political inde
pendence of any other country by
me employment of its military or
naval forces, Its resources, or any
form of economic discrimination,
' or to Interfere In any way in con
troversies between nations (ln
1 eluding all controversies relating
' to territorial integrity or political
t independence) whether members
; of the league or not, under tho
; provisions of Article X., or to
. empioy the military or siaval
forces of the United States, under
any article of the treaty for any
' purpose, unless In any particular
' rase the Congress, which, under
j the Constitution, has the sole
power to declare war or authorize
J 'he employment of the military o'.
r.aval forces of the United States.
' hall, In tho exercise of full Hb-
rty of action, by act or Joint reio-
lutlon so provide.
""n interpolation was regarded f-von
I' the "irreconcllables" as Insuring
tat the effect of the new reservation
"'j!d ba the same as of the original
3xlt?e one. It was drafted after con
futation among the "irreconcllables
and proved satisfactory to the mild
foup, though It was not pleasing to
kwip Democrats who had been willing
to take the first Lodge substitute .
Judgment of most leaders in all fac-
tlinj was that the revised substitute
ould be adopted as a part of the reser
vation programme, but that the resolu
tion of ratification will still fall of the
r.cs nary two-thirds vote. This was the
,xrd!ct of Senator Hitchcock (NeE). the
acting democratic leader. It Is'under
:ood to be the oDlnlon of Senator Lodge.
i-id It was maintained by the "Irrecon-t-Iables,"
Irreconcilable! Are Aujrmented.
V-.9 "Irreconcilable" group was ex
panded to-day. according to the Bepub
j1 an managero, to Include two, .and per
'jrs four, more Senators on that side
"' tae chamber. Thus the calculations
w the nnal ratification vote had to be
evBd. They show now either thirty
I' x or thirty-seven votes against ratlfl
'"n. thirty-three being sufficient to
t-venf ratif ;atlon.
The "Irreconcllables" now Include the
Wrtn who on November 19 voted
ninit ratincatlon, together with Pen
V'' . 'Pa-). Wadsworth (N. T.), Fre-,-L:5nsen
fN. J.) and probablv Ball
' and Sutherland (W. Va.). To
"w group of at leat seventeen Repub
who are certain to vote against
'"incation must be added tho Demo-
-ltc Irreconcllables," Reed (Mo.).
omaj fcoi.), .shields (Tenn.). Walsh
-lu and perhaps Goro (Okla.),
c roii(nurd on Third Page.
'srSf". ''"KKMIIHKK While Sulphur
t,""; Va. Throueh Compartment
'Pussyfoot' Johnson May
Aid Turkish Dry Drive
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 13.
William K. ("Pussyfoot")
Johnson or some other American
anti-saloon organizer, will bo
asked by tho Turkish Green
Crescent Society to cornc here
to direct the absolute prohibition
campaign inaugurated on March
5. At the meeting marking the
opening of the campaign tho
presiding officer was the Sheik
ul Islam, representative of the
Sultan and actual head of the
At present saloons are not al
lowed within fifty yards of a
mosque. Stamboul, the Turkish
section of Constantinople, has no
MAYOR HAS 20
They Will at Once Replace
Equipment of Defunct Mid
HEADY TO SEIZE TRACKS
Burr Will Attend to That and
Motive Power Already Is
Mayor Hylan'o long cherished mu
nicipal ownership ambitions havo
evolved Into tho determination to as
semble enough traction equipment to
replace altogether the now defunct
lines of the Midland Railway Com
pany in Staten Island. The revela
tion of the Mayor's purposo came yes
terday from Grover A. Whalen, Com
missioner of Plant and Structures.
Though the Board of Estlmato has
yet to approve or appropriate money
for tho city's Initial venture In this
field, the Mayor already has nego
tiated with the Emergency Fliet Cor
poration and hns actually arranged to
deliver on Staten Island in a few days
twenty trolley cars costing $115,000.
Mr. Whalen announced. The can are
now In Philadelphia.
And ho has gone further. Mr. Whalen
said, by directing Corporation Counsel
Burr to be prepared for whatever legal
contingencies arise in case the company
refuses a request to be made at once to
surrender Its lines to the city. If the
company refuses the city will prcceed to
declare its franchln.) forfeited and will
order its tracks torn up to make way for
the city's own tracks, "with which It is
plentifully supplied," Mr. Whalen said.
"Aa to the question of power to op
erate tho cars," the Commissioner ex
plained, " I do not think we will have
much difficulty. The only power plant
In Richmond Is owned by the Richmond
Light and Power Company. We shall
make application for power to thin con
cern and I do not anticipate a refusal.
The operation of cars Is a public neces
sity, and it is logical to suppose that a
public utility corporation would not
turn down a request of this kind.''
By acquiring from tho Drr.srger.cy
Fleet Corporation the twenty trolley
cars, ten of them new ones, the city
would havo a car equipment equal to
the number operated by the Midland
Company up to the time It was
manoeuvred Into financial Impotency
and forced to abandon all service. And
Mr. Whalen added to his elucidation of
plans the fact that the fare would "of
course be five cents."
A new bus llr.c. with six machines,
v.as started yesterday from the St.
George Ferry to the baBO hospital at
Fox Hills, where there are 2,000 con
valescent overseas veterans. Tho only
transportation over this routo now Is
furnished by buses of the Rlohmond
County Utility Company, which charges
&1 cents for the round trip. Officials of
that company said last night they
would withdraw entirely from compe
tition with municipal buses and pre
dicted that the city would lose heavily
by trying to get along on a 5 cent fare.
COLD SNAP FOLLOWS
LAST NIGHT'S STORM
Sleet and Snow With 68 Mile
Gale Ended Quickly.
The storm that began early last night
with sleet and snow and a Blxty-elght
mile gale from the northwest as some
of Its unpleasant features ended before
midnight, and the Weather Bureau fore
cast that to-day would be fair and colder
seemed about to be realized early this
morning. A rapid drop In the tempea
ture began even before the snow stopped.
n.vui - - "-v .
ters were scheduled to register 20 degrees
It was reported that the storm origi
nated southeast of Pennsylvania. It
moved acrors the city rapidly and when
last heard from It wa3 northwest of
Suburbanites and residents of river
bank cities throughout New Jersey,
alarmed by the rapid rise of rivers
during the rainstorm that preceded the
snow, were reassured ty tho niwa of a
cold snap. They believed It would
freeze up the water that has been swell
ing the utreams and causing them to
overflow their banks. 'Much damage had
been done by the floods.
SAKATOOA EXCELSIOR 81'HINO WATER
and Saratoga Querle Sprlnr Watr at all
hoteli and drug ttorea, Boardwalk, Atlan
tic City. lit.
AND THE NEW
BRYAN READY TO
Beerless Leader Coyly Lets
It Be Known Re Would
CONSIDERS IT TO ISE DUTY
Sees No Probability of Being
Nominated, but Wants His
Special to Tns Scn ajd Nf.w York Heiuld.
Lincoln, Nob., March 13. Wllliun
Jennings Bryan, in a statement In re
sponse to letters asking If he would
bo a candidate for tho Presidency on
the Democratic ticket for the fourth
time, defined his attitude to-day. Mr.
Bryan coyly admits that he Is ready to
accept tho call If It comes and also, if
necessary, lead the fight In tho party
against tho saloon and its friends.
In Introducing his statement Mr.
Bryan says that tho letters asking
for his stand have Increased con
stantly in number in the last few
weeks and that ho Is unable to make
peional answer to them all. Then he
gave this ono reply to all ;
"During the last few weeks I have
been receiving an Increasing number of
letters asking me to become . for the
fourth time a candidate for the Presi
dency. As' It is lmpo!lblo to make a
personal answer to those letters I give
this one reply to all:
"I recognize it to be the duty of the
citizen to respond to the calls of his
country In peace or war. Therefore, If
the situation became such that my nom
ination was actually demanded, as In
time of' war a soldier's lite Is demanded
on the battlefield, I would feel It my
duty to consider It, but I hope no such
situation will arise and I do not now see
any probability that such a situation will
"For thirty years I have taken so
active a part In public life that the de
mands upon my time have to a large
extent dented me the pleasures of tho
fireside and companionship of my fam
ily. I havo been rewarded as few pub
lic men have been not with office, which
Is tho least of rewards but with the
satisfaction of seeing nearly every re
form I have advocated written Into tho
unrepeatable law of tho land, and now
I see my peace plan made the chief
cornerstone of tho League of Nations.
This Is reward" enough for any man.
Who could desire more? I desire quiet
and rest, and look forward to a few
years of uninterrupted happiness at
"At home I can devote myself to liter
ary work, long ago planned but crowded
out of my busy lifework that will
make a permanent record of what I have
tried to accomplish for the American
people and the world.
"I have not lost interest In public
questions, nor shall I while I live, but
1 prefer to aid younger men with full
pulse and tireless energy who ctn take
up and carry on tho people's cause. I
,v. .nnn.H th hnri,nn tnr .nrh m.n -
have scanned the horizon for such men
I have welcomed them Into the arena of
politics whenever I have discovered
them, and It gives mo Joy to support
them in every way possible while they
champion the cause of the masses.
"We have great Usues before us and
mighty work for thoso who are willing
to put tho welfare of tho public above
their own ease and comfort and risk ail
In tho protection of the common people
fiom the assaults of privilege. Besides
i.ot desiring the nomination I think It
my duty to the progressive Democrats of
the nation to go as a delegate to the
rational convention, if Nebraska Demo
crats deBlre It, and aid them In oppos--lng
tho reactionaries and friends of the
"This is my position, and I conclude
with a heart overflowing with gratitude
for the loyalty and confidence which my
friends have manifested. No American
has been more fortunate than I In the
character and constancy of his personal
and political friends. It Is nn honor to
have been a colaborer with them."
Committee Allows $72,000,
000 for Unfinished Work.
n'.atttviwnv MnrWi i "in
tereote of economy" the three naval .
construction programmes recommended
by Secretary Daniels, depending on dis
position of the pcaco treaty, were dis
approved to-day by a House naval sub
stitute committee. An appropriation of
J72.000.000 for continuing the unfinished
1916 programme was decided upon by
the sub-commltteo as the only ship con
struction funds to be provided for the
next fiscal year.
The sub-committee decision, although
yet to be approved by the full commit
tee, is regarded virtually as final. Total
appropriations for the department under
the sub-commltteo bill would be approx
imately 5400.000,000. or S16G.OOO.000
less than requested by department
Trench Hare nitfser Vlgc Bertha.
Paris, March f3. The Intrantlgeant
learns that the Government has acquired
the patents to a new gun which has a
range thre to four times that of the
German "Big Bertha."
SUNDAY, MARCH 14,
Noske's Drastic Decree
gEItLIN, March 13. Gen. von
Luettwitz has issued the fol
"I am personally taking over
the executive power for Berlin
and the Mark of Brandenburg.
All decrees issued by Dcfenco
Minister Ilerr Nosko in ac
cordance with tho decree of Jan
uary 13 will remain in force.
The decree of January 13 rela
tive to the proclamation of
martial law is maintained and ex
tended to those parts of the im
perial territory not yet affected
thereby. The stato of siege
hitherto existing in the freo
state of Saxony is at the samo
"The troops under command
of the newly formed Govern
ment are charged with the execu
tion of the requisite measures."
German Lcgationists in Paris
Relieve Also Ebert Will
Appeal to Council.
SEE IIOHENZOLLERN HAND
Revolt Viewed as Nullifying
Offers of Aid and as Un
doing Recent Work.
Sprcial Cable Dispatch to Tnr St and-Ns
Yoik Uehalp. CopirtaM. 1MO. tl Tn So
and Niw Youk Heiiauv
Paris, March 13. That tho situation
In Germany will require allied inter
vention and that porhaps officials of
the Friedrlch Ebert Government will
appeal soon for the Allies to inter
vene, was tho view expressed to the
correspondent of The Sun nd New
York Herald this evening at tho Ger
man Peace Conference headquarters.
William von Mayer-Kaufberen, Ger
man Charge d'Affalres, has offices
German official;' there confirmed re
ports that the revolution was entirely
monarchist in principle, with a strong
tinge of disgruntled militarism. Ger
man officials hero sparo no words of
reproach of tho revolutionaries, assert
ing that the coup d'etat throws Ger
many back to the position she was in
Immediately after the signing of the
treaty, and thus undoing all the work
of conciliation and perhaps nullifying
the innumerable offers of allied aid to
put Germany on her feet.
Half a dozen Germans left Paris to
night for Ilerltn under mysterious cir
cumstances. At tho Gorman peace head
quarters, where the Legation Is located.
It wan caid that these Germans were
uolng to Berlin to "investiirate condl-
, lo vuraie conui-
lons thw t"vfr' was rPJted
in '"r circles that they were Pan-
Germans iind sympathized with the mon
archist coup d'etat ,
Couriers lo Ilrrlln United.
The Legation has suspe ided all courier
sorvlco to Berlin, fearing that papers
thus sent them might fall Into the hands
of the revolutionists.
Officials nf the German Legation were
l"ot too certain that the Hohenzollcrns
were not mixed up In the coup d'etat, nl
though they said that they had abso
lutely no Information to that effect.
When asked what they thought of the
probability of the Kaiser returning to
Berlin and the throne they replied :
"Well, he Is not far from Germany."
They added that It was certain, how
ever, that the monarchists would not
expose their hand to such an extent and
'thus endanger tho wholo plot by sum
moning any of tho Hohenzollcrns until
the Perlln situation was stabilized and
Gustav Noske, Minister of Defence in
the Kbert administration, placed hors de
Favor Allied Aid lo XoiUt.
Germans here expressed the hope that
the Allies would not only rest their faith
In Jlerr Noske, but would even extend
aid to him If he asked for It. They de
clared that Herr Noke was the only
man powerful enough In Germany to
save tho republic, and professed to be
lieve ithat the sudden silence of the tele-
craph nvlres this afternoon oeiween uer-
lln andParls might mean that the Noske
guards "were getting the upper hand
Officrals of the German Legation In
Paris sold they would "sit tight" and
would not even do business with the
Peace Conference until cither the old
government was restored or tho new gov
CLOSING TIME 'SiffiSS!
Wt)t Jtolt AND NEW YORK HERALD
j p. Kl. aUMtin Offica, 220 Brotdwij.
P.M. st'fertner Hertld Office, Hetild
Buildiot, Heiild Sijuixa,
I P.M. at all ether Branch Olrkti
(Location listed en Editoria Paj:).
MOST OF BERLIN
IS SURPRISED BY
Bloodless Coup Is Unex
pected by Nine-tenths
CROWDS FORCED BY GUNS
Barricades in Streets Also In
dicate' the Biff Change
II r ItAYMOXD SWIXU.
Staff Corrtnonimt 0 tt ScN and New
Yomc Hiiuin. CopvrioM, 19C0, bv The
Scn and New Yosk Htsald.
11f.!u,v, March 13. Germany lias
moved into n new Government with
out a blow heliij; struck. Scarcely
more than 10 per cent, of the people
knew this morning that there had
been n coup d'etnt and that the re
sime of Friedrlch Ebert had been
banished. Indeed, until noon the sub
urbs of Berlin were steeped In peace
ful sunshine, with tho uninterrupted
routine of passengers aboard street
ca'rs and In the underground unaware
of the drama which had been played
in Wllhelmstrusse shortly before
Only when the Germans reached
Wllhelmstrasse and the Untor den
Linden did they find themselves in
tho grip of the Baltic troops. There
were horses in Ions lines and troopers
at rest before the Government build
ings; boyish, unkempt soldiers, sleep
ing on their knapsacks, and wagons
laden with provisions and fodder
all tn camp array. And at the cor-
nr t,r Cff ,or imoHln mn.!
chine guns pointing at the crowds.
Cnrioalty Atnontr Crond,
Tho spirit of that small portion of
Ilerlln which knew of the coup d'etat
was one of piqued curiosity. Only at
the barricades where stilted oWcers
with harsh voices prevented the pass
age of civilians did one get a true ring
of the possible meaning of the events
of this morning.
The correspondent of The Sun and
New okk Herald watched a member
of the National Assembly endeavoring
to gain passage through the military
lines to a meeting of that body.
"The power of authority Is vested
In the people and their Assembly," he
However, this did not get him
through tho military lines.
All Ministries are closed and are
'As yet lt is too early to say what
the attitude of labor will be
DEMANDS ON ERERT
BY NAVAL BRIGADE
Amnesty to All Revolutionists
in the List
COPENHAGEN, Starch 13. The demands
made on the Ebert Government In the the recent attacks against Allied officials
ultimatum presented by the Erhardt ' in Germany.
naval brigade were : The replacement of j The whole character of the revolt is
r.on-professional Ministers by profes-1 cloudy. Although Dr. Wolfgang Kapp,
slonal Ministers, the reinstatement of the new Chancellor, has been a fanatical
Gen. Baron von Luettwitz In his com-1 Pan-German and founder of the Father
tr.and, the granting of amnesty to all land party, he is tho son of a famous
persons arrested In connection with the ,
revolutlonary movement, Including Capt.
Pabst, who was a prominent member of
the Guards Cavalry Division.
There was no question, according to
Berlin despatches, of Herr Ebert's re
tirement from the Presidency.
A Berlin telegram to the BerUngske
itaenae, aespatcned on Friday evening,
said that Minister of Defenco Noske had I
s . . . . . n, .... .
pruereu wie arrest oi f ieia marshal voni"1" 1 u.. ....., tum.,
Hlndenburg and Gen. Ludendorff. but
tnat neither could be found.
LINCOLN IS CENSOR.
Bcrmn. March 13. Censorship on
telegrams going abroad has been
placed In the hands of Ignatius Trl-
bltch Lincoln, former member of the
British Parliament, who was deported
from England In August, 1919, after
his certificate of naturalization had
SUNDAY ISSUES .
5 P. M. 5!urd; t Mtin OJEct, 233
P. hi tt former Herald Offica, Herald
buildinf, Henld Squire,
S P. M. l all other Branch Offices
(Lcttticru lilted en Editorial Pap).
London Wonders How Oth
erwise Berlin Could Have
Changed Hands Easily.
iNOSKE WAS PREPARED
Treaty Believed Safe and llo
Special Cable Pw'fA Tnr. Scn ami New
York HkhaIJ. Corvttaht, 19?). bv Tnz Scn
and New Yohk llrnii.t".
London, March 13. Tho German
revolution may mean a new war over
tho terms of tho Treaty of Versailles,
but there is no Information here to
warrant tho belief that It will be pos
sible for tho Germans to reopen ne
gotiations toward revision of tho piat,
whatever may ho their Intention.
It Is known here, However, that the
'reactionaries' chief argument was for
efforts to Induce a modification of the
treaty terms. The concession by the
Allies permitting tho trial In Germany
of the German war criminals was con
sidered to have strengthened the hands
of Ebert and Nol'e. Despite this
strengthening of tin Kbert administra
tion, however, recent news from Ger
many has caused serious worry to offi
The attitude of the new Derlin Gov
ernment toAard the ponce trenty U
what Is awaited here most nnxlouslv.
Although the persons concerned with
the revolt arc known as the Germans
who have been most bitter in their de
nunciation of the Versailles pact, a de
spatch received hero lato this afternoon
was to the effect that the new German
Government had declared that it would
carry-out the "treaty.
The corrcspondetit of Thk Sun and
tub New York Hkrai.d here learned
to-day on good authority that Marshal
Foch's plan for the enforcement of tho r
treaty, drawn up weeks ago, provided
will be taken by tho Allies against
Germany unless there is a hostile move
by the new Berlin Government.
It Is believed here that the new Gov
ernment will havo tough sledding es
tablishing Itself In the face of, an ap
peal by Ebert and Noske to Socialism
High British officials did not permit
the. news from Get many- to Interfere
with their sacred week end. Indeed,
there 1b reason to bellevo that they knew
what was coming In Germany. To
day they are pinning their chief hope on
Marshal Foch's armistice terms. De-
terma lt 9 known here the Germans are
pretty well stripped,, although figures
obtainable show that the German armed
force now available numbers more than
l.COO.OOO men, as against 233,000 Allied
troops on the Rhine, The German fig
ures Include M0.O0O volunteers, clvlo
guards and police.
Despite reports that Dr. Richard von
Kuhlmann, formerly German Foreign
Secretary, secretly visited the Kaiser In
Amerongen Castle recently, assurances
have been received hero from tho Dutch
Government that tnero is no possibility
of either the Kaiser or tho Crown Prince
escaping from Holland. Although the
younger HohenzoIIerns are In Germany
j at tho present time. Information received
here Is that their unpopularity precludes
them from participation In any move to
restore the Hohcnzollern house to the
It was declared In authoritative circles
.tint tU v ..... n 1 1. mimmea nf thn
revolution will depend on the support
which me movement win receive irom
the German masses. There is reason to
iiellcve that this -support will be very
n,-nrlv unnnlmmm. aa wn Indicated bv
German Social Democrat who fled from
Germany and found refuge In tho United
States In 1348.
Observers here were cognizant of the
growing dissatisfaction tn tho German
army and among the Junkers, a dissatis
faction which was manifested In attacks
recently on allied officers In Germany.
It Is believed here that leaders of the
movement deemed that the time was
.Ih. f w n .nun .1 ' 1. 1 o f ml,.. , I . . 1 .
tho Syrians and the Arabs were causing
trouble In the Near East and making It
necessary for the Allies to "keep large
bodies of troops there and while the
Wilson strain on relations with France
over the President's "militaristic" charge
Under these conditions the barons who
have maintained their forces more or
less Independently for months In the
Baltlc believed that they could swing ' stirrectlon as the "work" of Baltic adven
thelr troops Into the scale and recover I turers. which will collarso of Its own
their old power. It Is from the Baltic !
East Prussia and Prussia the soul I
nf nlrt tunkerlam that the revolt nn '
parently springs. There Is a growing .
belief here that they will fall to line up
the rest of Germany.
News oi the revolt came more as a
surprise In Berlin than In London, lt
would appear. The Berlin correspondent
of Ths Sun and New York IIsrald
telegraphed to the London lmreuu of
this newspaper to the effect either that
Gustav Noske. Minister of Defenco In
the Bauer Cabinet, was preparing a
heavy counter measure from some place
other than Berlin and his specially or
ganized force, formed for Jmt such a
movement as has occurred, deserted him,
or that Noske nnd President Ebert were
really the tools of the rractlvnaries, us
has been charged.
A HAPPY BLENDING.
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
preserves the best traditions of each.
In combination these two newspapers
make -a greater newspaper than either
has ever been on its own.
PAGE& PRICE FIVE
EX-K&ISER AND SON
WMCHED TO FOIL
PIOTS OR ESCAPES
Dutch Government Doubts if
Either Is Implicated in
Overthrow of Ebert.
My lh Associated Prtii.
The IJaqub, March 13. Neither tho
former fcmperor nor tho Crown Princo
is Implicated In tno overthrow of tho
Government In Germany, so far aa can
bo learned here.
Tho Isaociated Press was assured
to-day ty an entirely reliable author
ity thaj both Amcrongcn Costlo,
where tho former Emperor lives, and
the Islelnd of Wleringon, where the
former 'Crown Princo makes his resi
dence, a ready aro so closely guarded
tliat It lftll bo absolutely unnecessary
for tho 'Dutch Government to toko
further measure to prevent lntriguo
or their icscnpe.
It is (learned, however, that U. B.
Kan, Secretary General of Holland,
who is .charged with guarding tho
former iftnperor and Crown Prince, is
engaged Jn conference with tho Min
ister ov Justice, having previously
consultitdj officials of tho Homo Min
istry. . .
LEII'WG FOR OLD IIUGIMK.
Bkrli. Maxell 13. Tho Democratic
party aUXeipzIg has declared Itself In
favor of tho old Government and the
A geijeral strlko has been pro
claimed tit Osnabruck, Hanover.
UUmioiATUH NEW RBGIMC.
Karmwhe, Baden, March 13. The
GovcnuJient of Baden haa issued a
proclamation ayInJ, lt docs not rec
ognize 'ho "reactionary" Government
at Berlin, and wiil havo no Intercourse
with 1U( Gen. von Davans, comman
der in chief of tho Baden army, de
clared ,this afternoon that ho would
fupportthe Baden Government against
tho newl Berlin Government. In an
appeal tij the peoplo of Baden to sup
port thf Administration Gen. von
Davans .lays: .
"Tho existence of tho State is in
danger. Kncmy occupation Is menac
ing us. Save the Republic!"
JIASfl' PROVINCES IN LINE.
LoNroN, March 13. Reports reach
ing tho Weekly Dispatch from Berlin
say thatl In the provinces a similar
"peaceful overthrow of tho Socialist
Governiont" lias occurred, except at
Brunswick and Magdeburg.
No ntta-spapors will appear in Ber
lin untlljjfurthcr orders. Tho Entcnto
commissions havo special guards.
MUX.'RTER GARRISON LOYAL.
Couxttte, March 13. Tho workers In
tho Ruhr! Basin havo announced them
selves ntiopposeyl to a general strike.
The Munster garrison remains loyal to
the old Government.
EDEIlTl ministers arrested.
Paris, i"JIarch 13. It is announced
among leaders of tho new Govern
ment at Berlin that revolutionary
troops stro in control at Munich.
Gottlieb von Jagow has been ap
pointed illnlster of Foreign Affairs,
Berlin advices say.
Dr. Sdhlffor, formerly Minister of
Justice; vMathlas Erzbcrger, formerly
Finance ' Minister: Herr Haenlsch,
Prussian iMInlster of Worship, and Dr.
Karl Hefce, formerly Prussian Minis
ter of Jitstlce, have been nrrested.
Tha" Kelchswohr have entered into
an agreinient with the revolutionists.
"GOOIH SENSE VICTORIOUS."
Berlin March 13. The Deutsche
AJgemeine Zeitung, commenting on
the situation In Germany, says: "Good
sense and reason have gained a vic-
tory over; hot headed agitators, but it
must bo confessed the danger was
BIONARICIIICAL AIMS DENIED.
Cologne. March 13 A despatch from
Berlin to tho Cologne Gazette says:
"Tho Government under Chancellor
Kapp will say In its programme to be
made public that It will honorably ful
fn the Treaty of Versailles. It gives
emphatlc'iassurances that the Govern
ment hast no reactionary or monarch
COLLAPSE OF NEW
Ebert Government Issues
Manifesto in Dresden.
ment In Dresden, Saxony, has Issued n !
manifesto In which It denounces the In-
weight within a few days." It an-'
nounces that all orders and decreet j
l.nur.1 bv the new fim-ernmunt n,.
Illegal nrl will not be recognized, and 1
calls attention to the army officers'
breach of their oath.
The governments of Bavaria, Baden
and Wurttemburg also havo Issued proc
lamations In which thoy declare they tue
Immovably opposed to the "uncormtltu
tional machinations of reoctlonarlea."
Ther gorernments recognize only tho
Imperial Government and tho National
Assembly, saying that In this they are
baekl irp by the will of their peoples.
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It th bnl natural saline nutrient; pro
scribed bj- phvalelans all ov- the wnrl.
Writ- for ti'f'K'et (o the CARLSUAD
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Naw Yorlt Atv.
Dr. Wolfgang Knpp, Neu
Chancellor, Pledges Ex
ecution of Peace Treaty.
COUNTER BLOW LIKEIA
Ebert Regime Calls for Gen
eral Strike to Prevent
COUP HAS XO BLOODSHED
Hindcnburg Suggested for Im
perial Prcsidont Noske's
Army Fails Him.
LONDON, March 13. Ilerr oke.
Minister of Defence In tho Ebert (5o
ernmenf, has surrendered to tho neiv
government, according to reports re
ceived hero from Berlin.
A Derlln despatch to tho Central
News says that counter measures from
tho Lett Ilndlculs are expected to
night. Many prominent supporters oi
tho Kbert Government Imto been ar
rested. They Include Ulrlch Ilausclu i
head of tho German press service.
BEItLIN, March 13. In Ills proc
In mat Ion Chancellor Kapp says:
"One of the now Government's task
Is lo carry out the peaco treaty, while
preserving tho honor of tho Gormun
people, as nearly as tho execution of
tho treaty Is possible and does not
The manifesto continues:
"Wo readily rccognlio that It Is of
llal Interest to foreign countries not
to luvc a Government In Gormany
which In any woy could or might en
danger tho peaco of Enropo."
Berlin, March 13. The Govern
ment of Frletlrlch Ebert, the Socialist
President of the German Republic,
was overthrown to-day by a mllltury
Dr. Wolfgang Kapp, one of Uic
founders of the Fatherland party nml
general director of the Agricultural
Societies, has ousted Gustav Bauer,
the Chancellor, and In taking that
office himself temporarily has as
sumed supreme direction of affairs.
There are now two contending gov
ernments In Germany, the new one
under Chancellor Kapp at Berlin; the
old one under President Ebert at
Dresden. Officials of tho new Gov,
eminent declare that It Is not reac
tionary or monarchist- The President
of the old Government nnd his Min
isters have Issued n proclamation call
ing upon the people to rise in a gen
eral strike as tho only means of pre
venting the return of Wllhelm II.
Troop Dominate Situation.
Berlin Is occupied by tho troops of
the counter revoltitlon-to what num
ber is not known nnd the movement
Is spreading rapidly throughout the
provinces. Masses of troops and
naval brigades with artillery have
been brought Into tho capital and
dominate the situation. Thus far
there has been no outbreak and no
A new Imperial Ministry has beeu
formed. It Is provisionally composed
as follows: Imperial Chancellor, Dr.
Kapp; Minister of Defence, Gen.
Baron von Luettwitz; Minister of
Finance, the Obertlnnnzat Bank; Min
ister of Public Worship, Dr. Traub.
The other Ministers have not yet been
Rumors are current that Gottlieb
Von Jagow, former Minister-of For
eign Affairs, will be Foreign Minister
In the new Government.
The following members of the old
Government are reported to have been
nrrested : Minister of Justice Schlffer,
Prussian Premier 'lllrsch, Prusslnn
Minister of Worship Haenlsch and
Prussian Minister of the Interior
Chancellor Knpp of tho new Berlin
Government and Major-Gen. von
Luettwitz have lssucl tlio followiu
"Tho overthrow of tho Government
must not bo taken as reactionary.
On the contrnry, lt Is n progressive
measure of patriotic Germans of all
parties vlth n view to reestablishing
law, order, dlsclpllne'ai'.d honest gov
ernment In Germany. It Is an overdue
attempt to lay the foundations for tho
economic reu"'ltntIon of Gerninuy.
enabling her to fulfil tboc condltlor.-
of the pcaco trcity which arc redo uble
and not H-lf-tkV.ructlvr
'"Inspired by zeal atid n desire for