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0. OH UBLI AW INDEPENDENT RRCGRESSBVE JOURNAL THIRTIETH YEAR PHOENIX. ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1920 16 PAGES 16 PAGES VOL. XXX, NO. 332 A GAM WOOD LEADING I ITESTED DAKOTA PRIMARY Returns From 600 of 1,700 Precincts Give Him 3,000 Votes More Than Lowden Johnson Close Third Poindexter Last Republican A. P. Leased Wire SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 24. - Leonard Wood maintained a lead of 3,000 votes over Frank O. i-owden for republican president tial endorsement, on the fact of returns tabulated at 1 o'clock this morning from 605 out of 1740 pre cincts in 51 of the 64 counties. Tho vote stood: Wood, fcC57; Lowden, 17,298, and Johnson, 15,- . 292. This tabulation included re- ports from nearly every city in the state. Tabulated returns . included com plete or almost complete returns from Lead, readwood. Sioux Falls, Aber deen. MitcheU, Huron, Pierre, Yank ton, Watertown, Madison, Canton, Vermillion and a score of smaller cities less than 300 precincts are re lucted by the counties not heard from. Most of these precincts are in remote' ' districts. Wood received strong support In the Black Hills and many far west pre cincts are included in those, which were not heard from. i . Fluctuating Successes SIOUX FALLS. S. I March 23. The struggle between Leonard Wood, Hiram Jojinson and Frank O. Lowden for the republican presidential in dorsement at the South Dakota pri mary election today became one of fluctuating: successes tonight when returns of 161 of 1740 precincts showed "Wood leading Lowden by 600 votes and Johnson closely pressing: the Illi nois governor. The compiled" returns were from 29 of 64 counties and were mostly from the cities. The vote stood: Wood, 8,837; Lowden, 8,234, and Johnson, 7.873. Miles Poindexter polled a very small vote. Wood carried Sioux Falls city by 77 votes over Johnson. Aberdeen went to Lowden over Wood by 25 votes. In Minnehaha county, outside of Sioux Falls, Johnson had a lead of several hundred votes. The California senator polled a tremendous cote in Lincoln county, getting: 1064 out of about 1600 ballots. Johnson was leading In Tank ton on the face of incomplete returns. Scattering' returns for United States senator and governor showed majori ties for Peter Norbeck and W. H. Mc Master, republican candidates indorsed by the state convention at Pierre, De cember 2. Heavy Vote Reported SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. March 23. Voting at South Dakota's first state primary under the Richards law came to a close at 5 p. m and managers for variona candidates predicted early to night that a fairly heavy vote was cast throughout the state. Splendid weath er prevailed generally, although coun try roads were muddy. Managers for Hiram Johnson, Leon ard Wood, Miles Poindexter and FranK O. Lowden each issued statements early in the night claiming that their respective candidates for presidential indorsement by the republicans of the state would receive a plurality. A number of candidates for national and state officers were automatically nominated. The Richards primary law provides for such a process when can didates have no party opposition. The ticket of the national Non-Partisan league which has a party status in South Dakota was not on the primary ballot. The democrats had few contests. The ticket for utate office indorsed at the Pierre convention was not contested. There were no congressional contests. James W. Gerard of New York and James O. Monroe cf Maywood, 111., sought democratic indorsement for president. There were contests galore on the republican ballot. The only candidate who had. a clear field was Represen tative Royal C. Johnson of Aberdeen, in the second district. He seeks 1-e-election. WORK OF NEWSPAPER MET! IIJ WAR GIVEN PRAISE BY PERSIIIi Republican A. P. Leased Wire BALTIMORE, Mi, March 23. In a lecture here tonight, Charles H. Grasty of the New York Times referred to a letter from General Pershing praising the work of American newspaper cor respondents in France. The letter, which was received by Mr. Grasty to night, was read from the stage. It says: 'I need not tell you how much I re gret my inability to come to Baltimore Tuesday and have the pleasure of in troducing you and saying a few words on the fine work of the American press correspondents . in France. Almost without exception, the. representatives of the American press realized the ne cessity of army supervision and the compensating factors of the unlimited opportunity of seeing everything at tne front, which this supervision -and con trol alone made possible. They sub ordinated their instinctive and natural desire as newspaper men for news to the obligation of intelligent coopera tion with the military authorities who of necessity were alone in position to j-jrfge when and what items could be sLTeiy transmitted. "1 can remember no occasion when a correspondent knowingly violated the trust placed in him and I fully eppre clate the valuable assistance they gave In placing before the American pub lic matters which were considered or Importance to the success of American arms. Although in the nature of things it was hard to-demand of newspaper men that they comply with the cen sorship regulations when information which had tremendous new; value hail to be withheld, 'the American corre spondents, one and all, cooperated witn the army splendidly and played the! game which helped us win the war." . SUPPLIES COPKNIIAGEN. March 23.--The, Yirft carsro of Danish commoriii ies . wiil i leave Copenhagen for soviet Russia i on March 27. IDCHCOIU 125 ESCAPE FROM PRISON FARM; ALL BUT 4 COME BACK HOUSTON, Tex March 23. One hundred and twenty-five convicts at the Texas state prison farm over powered their guards, seized their guns and escaped this afternoon, according to a dispatch from Hunts vihe. Soon after the break, the dispatch says, 35 of the men returned. Strag glers continued returning until this evening, when all but four were accounted for. There was an un confirmed report here that two of the men had been killed and a third wounded in a fight. . EGRD IS ARRESTED, ALL IN SINGLE OAK Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAX AUGCSTIXE, Tex., March 23. r Previous Texas court records in volving the death penalty probably were broken here today when John Hood Price, 43, negro, was legally hanged for tne recent murder of John Kennedy, a farmer, less than 24 hours atter Mis arrest and conviction. The negro was captured yesterday after noon and placed in jail here at 4:30 o'clock. He was quickly indicted on a murder charge by a special grand jury and a trial jury immediately, sworn in. A night session was held in county court, at which Price .. was ' found guilty and sentenced to death. A large crowd surrounded the court house in the evening, but any possibility of at tempted violence was averted when a brother of Kennedy asked that justice bo permitted to take its course as speedily as possible. Xearly 2.000 persons at 1L o'clock today silently watched Price mount the scaffold, hurriedly erected in the fublic square.They quietly dispersed after the trap was sprung. Kennedy was shot and killed at his home near here, March 18. Two charges from a shotgun were fired through a window. It was learned that price and Kenedy had a dispute the preceding day. Search was insti tuted for Price and he was arrested at Alto. .' o RJ. OF-STATES OPPOSE PLAN OF VALUATION Republican A. P. Leased Wire AVASHIXGTOX, March 23. Solid alignment of stat3 railroad commis sioners, representing the public, against consideration of the "unre liable" investment accounts of the roads for valuation purposes, devel oped today before the interstate com merce commission, which is holding hearings to determine the basis of payment of the standard dividend un der the transportation act. Insisting that the book ''account of the roads were worthless as an index to the values of the properties. John E. Benton of the association of state railroad commissioners sharply criti cised the argument advanced by the carriers that, any valuation of the roads found to he less than the aggre gate accounts would be a blow to the financial, centers of the world. 'Since ,whon has this commission rendered its judgments with its face toward "Wall street?" he -asked. "Since when has. it disregarded the law and the facts to cover up the rottenness of any situation P. came upon in the per formance of its duty? It has hereto fore discovered and exposed many shocking things, but the country still lives and the financial centers are still intact." All the elements of value must be token into consideration. Benton con tended, but tho investment accounts of the roads are rot to be regarded as evidence. "Congress has not given you discre tion," he told the commission, "if you know the tru investment cost of the Chicago and Alton from your valuation Investigations, to .shut your eyes to that element ind consider its wickedly water soaked investment account." Representatives of the shippers gen erally concurred ' in the proposals of the carriers that the book accounts be considered but advised that they be checked in the light of the other in formation available to the commission. anti-sIfjIi Republican A. P. Leased Wire , HARBIN, Manchuria. "March 21. The traas-Baikal region in Siberia soon will be entirely in control of anti bolshevik forces, the correspondent of the London -Times here predicts in a dispatch to his newspaper. Chita, the capital of Trans-Baigalia. already haa been occupied by an army of Uralian anti-bolshevik workers numbering 24, 000 veteran fighters and the local Zemstvoists have assembled there. The treasurv is reported to contain "4, 000.000." Verlchnic Udirtsk, in trans-Baikalia, the dispatch adds, also has been taken from the red army by a white force under General Casagrandi, who ap peared suddenly before the astonished red garrison and captured the town. CHINESE LEAVE SIBERIA PEKING, March 17. (By the Asso l in ted Press) The government has ordered the withdrawal of the Chinese troops from Siberia. This important action is. taken as indicating an ac cord with the powers relative to Rus sia, and also as tantamount to abro gating the Chlno-Japanese military convention, which provided, for eom mon action in case of invasion across the northern frontier. SMALL MAJORITY BERNK. March 23. A referendum on the proposed prohibition -of gamb ling houses in. 'r Switzerland showed a majority f ? only--50,000 In favor of prohibition in a total vote approaching 500.000. COilCTED, HANGED I CONK S REGAINING REGiOil IB DEPARTMENT FORMALLY DENIES SIS STATEMENT General Bliss Denies Every thing Attributed to Him Examination of Admiral By Committee Ends With Verbal Encounter Republican A P. Leased Wire - WASHINGTON. March 23. The controversy started by Rear Admiral Sims' criticism of the navy depart ment's .conduct of its war activities was broadened tonight by the entry of the war department to deny some of Admiral Sims' statements regarding the" land forces. General Tasker H. Bliss. American representative in the supreme : war council, not only denied categorically that he had recommended the brigad ing Of United States troops with foreign- armies, as testified by Admiral Sims, but declared . "the truth 'is ex actly the reverse." - General Bliss made his denial in a letter to Secretary Baker, who trans mitted it, together with a copy of the original order assigning General Per shing to command the forces overseas, to Secretary Daniels, "and he in turn sent both on to Chairman Hale of the senate naval sub-committee, at the same time making all the correspon dence public. What Caused Denials Rear Admiral Sims' statement Mon day concerning General Bliss' alleged recommendation was made in discus sion by the admiral of the most ef fective manner in which the United States forces abroad could have aided the allied cause. Senator - Pittman, democrat, Nevada, read from an un signed letter found in Admiral Sims' file urging that American troops pass ing thrpugh Great Britain- be brigaded with the British forces. He called the document ''British propaganda" and said It was part of English organized effort to prevent the formation of a separate'- American army. Admiral Sims replied that while he had not written the letter he objected to hav ing it called propaganda and said it was "pretty good military reasoning" and "what Bliss recommended." Cross examination of Rear Admiral Sims was concluded today by the sen ate committee Investigating his criti cism of the navy department's methods of conducting the war. Admiral Sims was charged by Sen ator Pittman, democrat, Xevada, with a desire- to "turn over the whole American navy to the British during the war regardless of protection of the coasts of the' United States." and with having "favored the French or British policy; certainly not ths American pol icy, of sending raw, untrained troops to France." Pittman Challenges Statement "The testimony before this commit tee proves to my satisfaction that you relied very largely on the British ad miralty for your opinions and recom mendations," declared Senator Pitt man. "You talked freely to Americans abroad during the war on your belief that the American expeditionary forces transport system had broken down and on November 9, 1918, you still thought General Pershing's "supply, arrange ments behind the Argonne front had broken and you never expected him to succeed fliere." - "That Is the veriest kind of rot," re torted the admiral. "No officer of my experience, not to say record, would allow himself to be governed by any such policies." , The hearing today was confined largely to technical questions regarding the placing of responsibility for al leged failure to adopt the convoy sys tem earlier in the war. Senator Pitt man asserted that the blame did not (Continued on Page Two). arrestTSbiff Republican A. P. Leased Wire MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 23. Five men, including Oscar Martinson, sheriff - of . Hennepin (Minneapolis) count j-, were arrested today and to night charged with conspiracy to vio late the prohibition amendment, in connection with liquor . shipments to the United States from Canada. All pleaded not guilty before ; a. - United States commissioner. Besides Sheriff Martinson, those, arrested were Michael Westman, Abraham and Harry Isaacs, brothers, and Morris Posnick. Federal agents have warrants for the arrest of two other men in con nection with the case. The arrests, federal agents said, were the culmin ation of an investigation which began last Christmas following reports of whiskey smuggling. Since that time, according to government agents, about 20 carloads of. liquor, valued at close to -$1,200,000 have been shipped into Minnesotaefrom Canada. Most of the liquor, It is said, was concealed in cars containing scrap iron shipped from Winnipeg. Sheriff Martinson, when arraigned, attributed his .arrest to "political enemies." - DWiETOlSII SUFFRAGE ACTIOB DOVER. DeL, March 23.--With the possibilities of the defeat of the rati'' f icatton of . the stiff rage . amendment looming large preparations were made today by the Delaware legislature to have the ratification measure pre sented to both houses tomorrow. Arguments for and against ' suffrage will be heard Thursday am! leaders of the anti -suffragists are -working hard to have the measure acted upon by Friday afternoon.. Sentiment against suffrage was crystallized today and all party lines dropied when republican and democratic legislators, refused to be bound by caucuses on the suffrage question. At th, meetings this morning state leaders of both parties f appeared before the members of the assembly and pleaded-with them for an early ratification. When a caucus was asked only, a few members were wiltiner to tie themselves down to the dictates of-lhefr parties and the, mo tion was defeated. WHISKY CHARGE MAN WHO BEAT HIS WIFE RECEIVES ONE HIMSELF IN COURT WARREN, O., March 23. George Belley probably knows what his wife suffered when he beat her with a heavy leather belt. On order of Judge Lionel Pardee, of the munici pal court, a court officer today stripped Belley's back of clothing and applied a series of lashes with the buckle end of the same belt with which the wife had been beaten. r Mrs. Theresa Belley caused her husband's arrest and told. the court of . beatina he had given her with COOD start m 'S I CL Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 23. Organ ized labor's - non-partisan" political campaign has gotten, under way J'with tremendous enthusiasm", as a result of meetings held last night through out the country by local unions, ac cording, to a statement from Ameri can Federation of . Labor headquarters. Directions were sent today, by President Samuel - Gompers, Secretary Frank Morrison and James O'Cpnnell, comprising the campaign executive committee, to all' locals of the cement ing of the campaign organizations into an efficiently functioning ma chine. ' These directions were made public as follows: ' "The meetings of March 22 have been held as suggested and our American Federation of Labor non partisan political campaign has been put forward with tremendous enthu siasm. Our brothers all over the land have entered. into this movement In a tremendous enthusiasm," as a result We believe" every man and woman of the labor movement will be ready to volunteer when called upon. With this object, .we are sendinga iletter to each local union in your city request ing co-operation . in this work with your central body by the selection of a committee of three "Our centrat bodies . and our local non-partisan political committees have a great opportunity in the primaries. Here a smashing effort can be made to nominate members f-trade unions for elective offices. - 'Where these brothers are candi dates in the primaries our central bodies and non-partisan political com mittees should endeavor to give every assistance possible to aid them to vic tory, regardless -of party. In com munities where this plan "can not he made successful, -our brothers should exhaust all their resources to defeat every enemy of labor. "This is a duty we owe to ourselves; an obligation upon, us to perpetuate our liberty as working mea and wo men and all citizens of our country. By all means endeavor, to secure co operation of sympathetic farmers and farm organizations and appeal to all other liberty loving-citizens for sup port. - "We urge each worker to use- the ballot to advance the principles for which labor stands. Then there vill be no question-in future as.ton.he power of all the people ; to achieve their just demands.", - " ' POLE MPS DRIVE OF REDS IN HEAVY AT ' Republican A. P. Leased Wire WARSAW, March 23. Extremely heavy fighting is reported on the Pol ish front. A communication issued to day announces that after the greatest artillery preparation yet experienced, the bolshevik infantry advanced in col umns against the bridgehead at Se wiehi, aided by tanks and armored mo tor cars. ."After a sharp engagement." says 'the communication, "the Polish troops launched a counter attack with bayonets and hand-grenades, driving the enemy far from the Polish line." "The Poles," the communication con tinues, "captured one tank and some machine guns and prisoners. Simul taneously the Poles sittacked the Sev enth bols"hevilt- division, which was on the offensive in the sector of Emole zin and compelled the . enemy to re treat easterly, abandoning his batter ies, horses, ammunition carts -and ma chine guns. At the other points at tempts to crossr the , river Slucz were checked." - The communication adds that inten sive artillery fire continues by botn sides along this and other sectors and the bolshevik are concentrating as rap idly as possible and ; re-forming their shattered units for the purpose of re attacking. - - ; -V SHIPPING STRIKE . Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW .YORK.- March 23. The only solution, of the strike of 8,000 long shoremen engaged in coastwise traffic is a "direct appeal to the white house," K N. Squires of the national wage ad justment commission, announced to night. The announcement followed re ceipt of telegrams from- the Charles ton, S. C, chamber of commerce 'and from planters and farmers in other southern districts demanding informa tion on steps taken to settle the strike by arbitration Planters in tho districts about Charleston, Hampton Roads. Va., Jacksonville, Fla,, and New Orleans, have hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of perishable foodstuffs on sea board and inland piers awaiting ship ment to New York, according to the telegrams. Further delay to ; these shipments, they said, would cause a very disastrous situation." i ,..p ': ' ' HEAR RAIL WAGE DEMANDS WASHINGTON. March 23. Formal consideration of the wage demands of the two million railroad workers was begun today by the joint wage board, organized yesterday by the conference committees.. - - Chairman .Whitler said the board would withhold public . statements un til "progress of moment" had been FOLIUM M G MED FIGHTING CALISNJG nHXIETY T. GO W T R 0 L President Warns Against Prof iteering Expect Coal Prices to Absorb Wage - Increases To Be Given By Commission Republican A. P. Leased Wire ; WASHINGTON, March 23. With a warning against profiteering. President Wilson today ordered abandonment of government control . over bituminous coal prices and asked miners and oper ators to negotiate a new working (agreement on the basis of the majority report of the coal strike settlement commission.-' i The president ordered termination of price control on April 1, when the new working agreement would become ef fective. This will permit at least par tial absorption of the coal price in in crease in miners' wages, established at 27 per cent by the commission's major ity report. The increase in wages, 'the commission estimated, will entail an added annual cost of $200,000,000 and includes the 14 per cent awarded the miners in settling the recent strike. The operators, however,' were re minded by the president that unrea sonable prices must not result from relinquishment of price control and the addition of increased wages to their ex penses. - . . The date of the joint conference of operators and miners to formulate a new wage agreement had not-beeri set tonight. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine. Workers of America, while awaiting -a conference with of ficers of his union on the matter, said the miners were ready and willing to participate In a meeting with the oper ators. The majority and minority re ports of the coal commission also were made public at the White House and both were included by the president in his letter to the operators and miners. Notwithstanding the lack Of unanimity in the commission's findings, the presi dent 'said it was to be assumed that the two groups would regard the majority award as binding. The minority report would be laid before them, he said, for their guidance in reaching an agree ment, j The Reports Summed Up The outstanding features ofthe ma jority and minority reports- are: The majority report of the commis sion held, the . 27 per cent increase should absorb the 14 per cent Increase allowed when the miners returned . to work, and that-in dollars it would ap proximate $200,000,000 a year. . In refusing the demand of the miners for a thirty-hour week, the majority of the commission said that if the work day were shortened by one hour it would amount to an additional cost of $100,000,000 annually.,'. The minority report of John P. White, the miners' representative, held out for a higher increase for all day labor- and monthly men than was granted by the majority, but he con curred in the recommendation for a 24 per cent per ton increase on pick and machine mining. His report was trans mitted to the operators and miners by the president for their Information, .The general terms of the two re ports had previously been published. TJie president, in rescinding control over prices, restored the fuel situation, so far as bituminous Is concerned, to the status existing prior to November 1, when the bituminous miners went out. in a nation-wide strike. The executive order, however, does not affect the tidewater coal exchange, which was re-established February 23 and which controls export of coal. WILSON'S ACTS AND POLICIES MiefJED Of SEN. BiBEE Republican A. P. Leased Wire : NEW- HAVEN. Conn.. March 23. The republican state convention which tomorrow., will choose a Connecticut delegation of 14 to the national con vention was opened tonight in. Music ball. United States Senator Frank B. Brandegee, was . the temporary ; chair man and made the keynote speech. In considerable part it was an explana tion by the senator of his attitu to-, ward the peace treaty in the senate, and once, when he declared that he coulcf not approve cf "such a contract as laid down in that treaty," many delegates stood and cheered and tossed their hats in the air. Criticism of President Wilson, in which the war, treaty making and Mexican policies of the democratic ad ministration were severely arraigned, was made in the afldress. He asserted that "no president of the United State has ever been so shielded from Just criticism by events as has the president of the United States." The condition of America's unpre paredness at the beginning of the war. Senator Brandegee said, was largely the fault of President Wilson. He de clared gross extravagance character ized his governmental departments; that his efforts at treaty making in Paris resulted in a "kick back" In which the senate is now coercing, the president. He asked if the "people 'of this country want the senate to aban don its matured judgment after due consideration and to say that they ap prove of a treaty when they do not ap nrove it." Senator Brandegee explained his ob-4 Jection to the suffrage and prohibition amendments as based largely on the old proposition of state's rights. He reiterated former statements that the administration's Mexican attitude for the past six years has been "an impo tent and imbecile drift." With a condi tion now in Mexico so "appalling, that the American people ."have apparently abandoned all hope of any relief as long as the present administration is . in power.'- The state department - was designated- as "a mere shell" and the operation of the postofflce department, be said, would be u "huge national joke IS SflUISHED if it were not a scandal and a tragedy." C0E3M UN 1ST ON 1 RHENISH DISTRICT; VON LUETTWITZ ARRESTED Ebert Government Compromises With Independents and Gains Peace By Concessions SpartacaTi Warfare Continues In Rhinelands -Some Regions Are Restored to Quiet Berlin Is Tranquil COBLENZ, -March 23. (By the Associated Press) Wesel, on the lower right bank of the Rhine, where the reds have attempted to wipe out the stand of the Reichs wehr. The reds are trying to get through communication with Holland in order to secure foodstuffs. Troop move ments to surround the Essen area are in progress. It is reported that in a Spartacan attack on the post office at Dortmund this morning 60 employes and officers were killed. , In Thuringia the soviet government is said to have appointed a foreign minister and to be printing bolshevik money. Republican A. P. Leased Wire Arrest Revolt Leader BERLIN, March 23, Major Gen eral von Luettwitz, the military .' commander in the Kapp revolt, has been arrested, it is officially an nounced. Admiral von Trotha, chief of the admiralty, has also been arrested. ' There is no definite news of Kapp's whereabouts. It is supposed he is on his estate in East Prussia. Soon after his return -to Berlin, President Ebert ordered the imperial court at Leipsic to bring action against the leaders of the revolution, including Kapp, Von Luettwitz, Von Jagow and Admiral Trotha. T - Some of the ringleaders in the Kapp revolution against whom proceedings have been begun for high treason have disappeared. Thoy include Dr. Kapp himself, Von Jagow, Major Pabst, Col onel Ba-uer, Dr. Shiels and ex -Attorney Brederik, Baron von Falkenhausen, a former assistant secretary of state, and Coun cillor Doye have teen added to the list of those to be prosecuted. COBLEN'Z, March 23. Fighting was reported this afternoon in Ootha and Thuringia. A German official driven out of Essen and nqjv in Coblenz says the Sparticans are well armed and equipped and that neither side engaged in the hostilities is giving quarter. COPENHAGEN, March 23. Regard ing the situation at Wesel. a special Berlin dispatch says that 6000 regulars within the fortress are besieged by 25, 000 Spartaeans. The troops are using heavy guns. Troops Into Ruhr District? PARIS. March 23. (Havas. Fol lowing up the request of the German government that the supreme council authorize tie sending of German troops into the Ruhr district, German officers have arrived io Paris to present the project before the representatives of the, allies. It is understood that they will ask permission for the state gov ernment to send 100,000 soldiers or police into that territory. ' The Situation In Berlin BERLIN, March 23. Quiet has been restored in Wilhelmshaven. Wiemar end Rostock and there is no further apprehension of the return of the Soviets. - . The situation in Saxony at Zwickau and Chemnitz, as well as in Thuringia, remains undecided. Leipsie - is re ported to be generally quiet; the re volting forcc-3 have begun to disarm and the commanding general has is sued a proclamation threatening ex treme measures . against further at tempts at disorder. In Berlin the situation is tranquil except for a few unimportant collisions la the northeastern cuarter. where the lack of provisions is badly felt. There is no indication of further trouble. Traffic was resumed on the elevated and underground roads tonight. The r.atioifal ' assembly will meet Thursday and In preparation for this fession all the parties are holding con tinuous meetings.- , " A message from Meinengen says that regulars have been withdrawn and a committee of. action has tje.ke over the executive power. At Coburg the fortress has been occupied by reg ulars. -' ROTTERDAM, March 23. The con ditions in the Rhino provinces, where virtually every town is in the hands of the workmen, rapidly is approaching a duplication of the conditions pre vailing in soviet Russia. According' to the Rotterdamsche Courant's correspondents in Essen and Dortmund, the first step following the proclamation of soviet republics was the opening of prisons and freeing not only political prisoners but also com mon prisoners. Coming closely upon the heels of this order was an invita tion' to the bourgeoisie to surrender all fireams. Emphasis was laid on this by an announcement that ' failure to comply would entail prosecution by the revolutionary tribunal. The - correspondents say that the hardest task of a soviet government would be to . maintain rationing; that failure in this respect would not be im- A FREE SOVIET BULLETIN It draws the deadly parellel between the government of Russia and our own and shows the fallacies of that experiment. Get the facts from our Washing ton Information Bureau, facts prepared by the Cham ber of Commerce of the United States. (Fill out the coupon. Write plainly.) THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN INFORMA TION BUREAU, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith two cents In stamps for return postage for a free copy of the Soviet Book. My name My street address My City ........... FIGHTING GOES I probable owing to the existing scarcity of food, and that a compromise with Berlin would be necessary. They as sert that only enough food is in sight for a week's rations and that the sup ply of potatoes will last only a few days. The hope of the soviet govern ment, they ;issert. is to get food in ex change for coal from Holland. The soviet councils have taken the sharpest measures against looting, says the correspondents, but they are requisitioning provisions and other commodities, without pay. ' Most of tho other newspapers, and a dispatch from the Wolff bureau, semi-official German news agency, de clare that the soviet towns are abso lutely under soviet censorship. The sale of alcoholic drinks' is prohibited and nobody is allowed on the streets between 10 p. m. and 5 a. m. These dispatches delcare that the socialists have lost all influence. They are out numbered by the communists and in dependents and seem to be coopetat ing with the bolsheviki. willing to ac cept a dictatorship of the "proletariat." Gain Peace By Concessions LONDON, March 13. The Bauer government has come to peace with the extremists at the cost of sweeping concessions, according to a' Copenhagen dispatch to the London Times. A purely socialist cabinet is to be formed which will try to re-establish order and hold general elections. The Ileichs wehr troops will be immediately with drawn and Berlin workmen's guards formed. The general strike will be stoppett but instantly resumed if the govern ment is unable to effectuate the stipj .ulacd conditions. Tne foregoing agreement was reached this afternoon between Secretary Bauef and .the trade union leaders and was followed by a split in the indepen! dents, the smaller part of whom joined the communists. I BERLIN. March 23. By the Associ ated Press) The strike committee has unanimously proclaimed the strike ended. Work will be resumed tomor row. BERLIN, March 23. (By the Asso ciated Press) President Ebert today decreed the . abolition of- drumhead courts martial in greater Berlin, ex pressing confidence that order would not be further disturbed. Order has not yet been re-established in Nordhausen, Saxony, and the situation at Sonderhausen and Koburg is worse. The demands for disarmament of volunteers in those places have been rejected. The extremists have armed themselves. , H Government Hard Pressed BERLIN. March 23. (By the Asso ciated Press) The retirement of Gjs tav Noske as minister of defense camo after a stubborn attempt by his party supi'orters among the coalition bloc to retain him in -office in opposition to the pressure of the Berlin party and labor leaders and the clamor of the in dependents. His resignation was first tendered to President Ebert on Friday at Stuttgart and was at that time not accepted. - : . When the Ebert-Bauer government returned to Berlin Sunday, the futility of trying to hold Noske in power was promptly discovered and the man who had so long been a red flag to the inde pendents) and radicals has now been cast aside. The denunciation of Noske in the ranks of his own party is only one of the numerous manifestations of impa tience with the Bauer cabinet exhibited in the past few days, Noske being cen sored for obtuseness in letting himself be "hoodwinked' while the reactionary elements were influencing the army administration, -and his failure to have the notorious Baltic troops, especially Erhardfs brigade, garrisoned else where than outside of Berlin, where they were within easy marching dis tance of Wilhelmstrasse. A most significant development was (Continued on Page Two) .My State .