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CZAR DETAINED AT PALACE
PAPERS FOR REPUBLIC
Petrograd, March 23. The last of
the Romanoffs was under detention
at Tsarkoe Selo today, his guards
bearing the red banner of the Rus
sian democracy. The former czar,
czarina, the royal couple's only son
and their four daughters are now
housed in the palace. Every defer
ence has been shown all these mem
bers of the former royal family.
Formal granting of recognition to
the provisional government by the
United States was a cause for public
rejoicing throughout Petrograd to
day. The newspaper Russkaya Volya's
front page today featured a slogan in
huge type, extending across the page
and reading: "Long live the repub
lic!" The former czar's arrest and his
journey here were replete with dra-;
matic incidents. The four duma
commissioners sent to arrest him
boarded his private train at Mohileff,
just after the dowager empress, his
mother, had bade him an affection
"I am ready to go anywhere and
submit to any decision," the czar told
Gen. Alexieff when the latter in
formed him the duma commissioners
The four duma leaders later talked
with the czar freely.
At Susazino station the former
ruler bade farewell to all his serv
ants and his suite.
Washington, March 23. Jews will
be admitted to the free or public
schools of Russia under the new
democratic government of that na
tion, according to a cablegram from
Ambassador Francis. '
This tremendous reform in the
face of Russia's antipathy to the
Jewish race is one of the first insti
tuted by the new government
Petrograd, March 23. The condi
tion of the children of the former
czar took a turn for the worse today.
Four his daughters are reported.
suffering from scarlet fever, and the
eldest of these, the Grand Duchess
Olga, was said today to be delirious.
The czarevitch is also very ill.
Petrograd, March 23. Ambassa
dors of England, France and Italy to
day followed the example of Amer
ican Ambassador Francis and for
mally conveyed to Foreign Minister
Milukoff the recognition by their re
spective nations of thfc new Russian
FAULTY BOMB CONSTRUCTION
SAVED LIVES ON SHIPS
New York, March 23.-Only faulty
construction of bombs manufactur
ed Dy uapt. unanes von ivieist to oe
placed on allied food ships saved
hundreds of vessels from destruction,
Detective Barth testified today in the
trial of six alleged bomb plotters. The
bombs, he said, were taken aboard
many vessels, but they were not
properly made and failed to explode.
Hundreds of bombs, Barth said,
were found in the holds of vessels
after they reached France.
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ALLIES .LOSE 850,000 TONS OF
WARSHIPS DURING WAR
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless,
March 23. Entente losses of war
ships, including auxiliary vessels,
have - now reached approximately
850,000 tons since beginning of war,
official press bureau estimated today.
"This," the statement added, "is
equal to combined tonnage of Rus
sia and Japan at beginning of the
war, or only 60,000 tons inferior to
the United States navy."
Paris. While fresh French forces
pressed steadily forward at Aillette
and north of Soissons other masses
of Gen. Nivelle's forces inflicted a
stinging defeat on Germans north of
St. Simon, driving them back with
heavy losses to Grand Seraucourt.
Lausanne, Switzerland. Germany
has sent manyo'f her captives to the
front lines of battle as reprisals, ac
cording to statement issued by Inter
national Red Cross.