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Poland's Dread Hour Nears; New German Revolts
Reds at Same Time De
clare New Soviet Re
publics in Three Cities
in Germany.
Military Head of Recent
Berlin Soviet Said to
Be Developing Revolu
tion in Pomerania.
Berlin, April 10.— Major-General
Baron vor Luettwitz, who played a
loading part in the recent Berlin
revolt, is reported by the Freiheit
to be near Franzburg in the district
of Stralsond, Pomerania.
Ho is said to be prepared for a
fresh revelation in Germany, while
ono of his colleagues is declared to
be traveling through the country
organizing a new coup.
The proclamation of soviet re
public« in Bitterfeld and Magdeburg
(respectively 75 miles southwest and
80 miles west-southwest of Berlin)
is told of in rumors circulating at
Aix le Chapelle. These are in addi
tion to the oommunist rule set up
at Planen, Saxony.
London, April II.—French forces
are extending-the zone of occupa
tion in the Main region, according j
to a dispatch to the Exchange Tel
egraph company from Berlin, quot
ing the Lokal Anzeiger. Stock
etadt, in Bavaria, and Badenhausen
bave already been occupied, and it
Is understood French troops are
marching toward Aschaffenburg
from Darmstadt.
Prince Retains Rights
to Keep Yank Widow
Possible Greek Queen
Athens, April 10. —Prince and Princess
Christopher of Greece, the latter being
formerly Mrs. W. B. Leeds, widow of
the tinplate magnate, have requested
that reports recently published in Amer
ica that the prince has renounced his
rank in the sovereign house of Greece,
be denied.
4000 Kansas Miners
on Strike; 40 Mines
Tied Up by Walkout
Pittsburg, Kan., April 10.—Four
thousand miners were reported idle this
morning, an announcement, from the
headquarters of the coal operators said.
About forty mines are involved. More
than 12,000 miners are employed in the
Sinn Feiners Unfettered and
Sent to Hospital; Both
Sides Obdurate.
Dublin, April 10.—(By The Associ
ated Press I—The 104 Sinn Fein pris
oners who have been for six days on a
hunger strike in Mount Joy prison, are
so weak that their relatives have been
sent for.
Both the prisoners and the government
seem determined not to yield, and it is
feared that some deaths may occur.
Among the serious cases are Alder
man McCabe, Sinn Fein member from
Sligo and Councillor Carolan,
The handcuffs have been removed and
some of the prisoners have been sent to
the hospital, but they refuse to take
food while in custody .
Tenants Set Rent
it Court's Bidding
in Gouging Case
Chicago, April 10*—Tenants in one
Chicago apartment building set their
•wn rent by order af Judge K. M.
The tenants, paying $50 a month,
oomplalned that their landlord, John
E. Lewis, Had raised the rental to
990 and $100. Lewis Is a bankrupt.
Judge Landls ordered the receiver
to execute leaeee at a price to be set
by the tenants and the latter named
$62.90 as the amount they were
willing to pay.
Minority Stockholders Petition for Receivership,
Accounting and Dissolution; Handed Over
to Hostile Bodies, Is Charge.
Bozeman, April 10.—On behalf of themselves and other
minority stockholders, M. J. Schulter, B. R. Bates and William De
Hoog Saturday started suit against the Montana Grain Growers
corporation, asking appointment of a receiver, accounting and
dissolution of the organization ; and to have declared void the ac
tion changing the name of the Montana Equity Elevator com
pany to that of the defendant.
In the complaint, filed in the district court, it is set out that
the Equity Elevator company was organized to get all the farm
ers and co-operative elevator concerns into one organization for
the purpose of fighting what it claims was unfair treatment of
the farmers by the Minneapolis and Duluth commercial bodies
handling grain.
It is claimed that A. J. Walrath, president of the concern,
schemed with hostile bodies, such as those named, to turn the af
fairs of the Equity company over to them, and that by misrepre
sentation he succeeded in changing the name and purposes of the
ariginal concern, eliminating the equity and co-operative features
and making it a strictly commercial affair.
It is claimed the affairs of the Montana Grain Growers organi
zation have been mismanaged, and that the concern is insolvent,
with unproductive properties and valueless notes on its hands.
Mexicans Hang 25 Bandits
in Village They Ravaged
Agua Prieta, Sonora, April 10.—Rob
ert O. Carrillo, chief of the Carranza
army scout service, who returned here
Saturday from the south, brings news
of a wholesale execution at Nuevo Min
os, Friday, when a company of federal
cavalrymen who have been .scouring the
mountains in the vicinity of Nuevo Min
os trapped a party of twenty-five ban
dits in the Canyon Diablo, south of that
According to advices, states Senor
Carrillo, a pitched battle ensued which
lasted about six hours, during which
In Fiery Plane, Aviators
Fall 1700 Feet and Live
Camden, N. J., April 10.—Lieutenant;
Mark C. Ilogue, of Portland, Oregon,
and C. H. Richards, of Cleveland, were
injured when the aerial mail plane ^thcy
were piloting from Pittsburgh to Wash
ington, caught fire 1700 feet over Berlin,
115 miles from here.
Hogue, the pilot, who escaped, was
br uised in a nose dive when the machine
was 200 feet from the ground, Wright,
who had crawled out on one of the wings,
Germans Had Planned
Attack by Bombs
Thanksgiving Day,
1918, Army Officer De
Washington, April 10.—Details of
plans of the German general staff for
bombing New York City from the air,
and a minute description of the super
Zeppelin in which the invasion would have
been attempted, are contained in an
article by Colonel William N. Hensley,
Jr., of the air service, made public by
the war department.
Colonel Hensley was one of the Ameri
can officers who visited Germany after
the armistice.
lie said the German effort was sched
uled to take place about Thanksgiving,
1918, and that the L-72, which he de
cribed as the largest airplane in the
world, was expressly constructed for
the raid. Measuring 775 feet from tip
to tip and equipped with six engines of
260 horsepower each, the L-72, he said,
was capable of carrying five tons of
high explosives and incendiary material.
"Action for every hour and minute of
the trip was foreseen," Colonel Hensley
weather, fuel exhaustion, damage to
ship and machinery failure had been
reckoned with."
"Three hundred and sixty-seven times
1 the voyage was made on paper. The
4 chances of real success were 367 to X.
seven bandits were killed, the balance
surrendering, under stipulation that they
be extended immunity.
The prisoners, three in number, were
taken into Nuevo Minos, given trial and
sentenced to be hanged. Before sun
down, a platform and scaffold had been
built in the public square of Nuevo
Minos and soon the military command
er ordered the bandits executed in the
presence of the residents of the little
town, who about three weeks ago suf
fered at the hands of the raiders, when
they entered the town and. after loot
ing, murdered several citizens.
dropped. Both legs and his right arm
were broken.
The plane then hit a tree and the gas
oline tank exploded, setting the tree on
fire. Hogue was blown out of his seat,
but picking himself up he searched for
his companion and then brought him to
a hospital here, where it is feared he
may die.
Both nviators had served in France
during the war.
Carried Three Marriage Certifi
cates; Hacked at Jugular
Soon as He Quit Train.
San Diego. April 10.—A man who
gave his naine as James Woods, but
whose real name, according to detec
tives, is Andrew Suirt, and who is want
ed by the Seattle police in connection
with the disappearance of his wife, Mrs.
Louis Silton, attempted suicide here
Saturday, according to officers, soon
after his arrival here from lx>s Angeles,
where he was arrested Friday.
When the man was arrested, lie had
on him, detectives _ said, a _ lot of fine
jewelry, three marriage certificates bear
ing different names and several hun
dred dollars in Liberty bonds.
The man brought here by Deputy
Sheriffs Couts and Bell, of Los Angeles,
on the man's assertion thnt he could
produce documentary evidence here that
would dear him of any suspicion.
He had hardly left the train, the of
ficers said, before he whipped out a pen
knife and hacked at his throat. Two of
the cuts he made just missed servering
his jugular vein. The man was rushed
to the county hospital, where he will re
cover it was said, but that he can not be
moved for several days.
Reno, Nevada, April 10.—The South
ern Pacific switching crews at Sparks
and Reno walked out Friday night, nulli
fying all freight movements on the main
transportation lines of Nevada. Sev
enty-five are out at Sparks. The west
ern Pacific does not maintain a switching
crew here, but trouble is looked for at
Moscow Announces Gen
eral Advance Against
Barrier Between West
ern Europe and Russia.
Stockholm,, April 10.—A bolshev
ik army has been mobilized and
equipped, according to a Moscow
message, in preparation for an ad«
vance to Polish front.
The bolsheviki are calling great
military forces to arms. Their pur
pose is to coerce the Poles to ac
cept peace terms, by the menace of
a general offensive.
Constantinople., April S.—(By The
Asociated Press.)—General Denikin,
former commander of anti-bo!sheviki
forces in southern Russia, has left on a
British warship for Malta.
There have been no arrests, as yet, in
connection with the assassination of
General Uomaovsky, which occurred at
the Russian embassy here Monday?
Labor Central Asks
Lynchers of Everest
at Centralia Be Tried
Portland, Ore., April 10.—Central
labor council Monday night went on re
cord to demand that th? »layers of
Wesley Everett, I. W, W., who was
taken from jail and hanged ,»t Centreiia
immediately after the Armistice day out
rage, be brought to trial.
Era of Whipping Post
Abolished If Measure
Passes in Hungary
Budapest, April 9.—The agrian mem
bers of the national assembly have in
troduced a bill, providing for the aboli
tion of the whipping post as the penalty
for usury and smuggling. It is expect
ed the measure, which lias the support of
the Christian Nationalists, will he
Flower Boy Finds
Nice Moonshine Cave
Aberdeen, Wash., April 10.-— A moon
shiners cave, cleverly hidden by trans
planted très and its lone trap door cov
ered with moss, was raided Friday by
Hoquiam police and a large still seized.
John Bibieh was arrested in the cave.
Boy hunters had found the cave sev
eral days previous and had informed the
Spots Tied Up
in R. R. Strike
and Numbers Out
Chicago, April 10.—Reports from
railroad strike centers throughout
the country show the following men
Chicago 8,000
St. Louis 5,000
Toledo 5.000
New York-New Jersey 3,500
Youngstown 3,000
Buffalo 2,000
Kansas City 1,300
Los Angeles 1,100
Detroit 2.000
Pittsburgh 1,000
Cleveland 1,000
Fort Worth 650
Columbus 2,000
San Francisco 440
Indianapolis 700
Gary. Ind 300
Salt Lake City 475
Syracuse, N. Y 250
Saginaw, Mich 200
Ogden, Utah 150
Pueblo, Col 150
Decatur. Ill 240
Milwaukee >50
Pocatello. Idaho <00
Springfield, III 150
Joliet, III 50
Scranton, Pa 50
Bloomington, III 75
Fort Wayne. Ind 35
Portland, Ore HO
Houston, Texas 200
Springfield, Mo >00
Dayto» «0
Canton '50
Jackson, Mich 150
Kalamazoo, Mich 200
Sparks. Nov „75
Nile», Mioh 700
Flint, Mioh 00
Battle Creek «00
Connelville, Pa 200
Coffeyviile, Kan 45
Jefferson City, Missouri 75
Men also on strike at Akron, Al
ianoe and Warren, Ohio; Cornell, N.
Y. and Sharon, Farrell and Sharps
ville. Pa. One Hundred strikers at
Y., Nlsgara Falls and Sharon, F arrall
and Sharpsvllle, Pa. One hundred
striker* at Champaign, Illinois, re
turned to wark.
Big City Workers From
Jersey Points Blocked;
Passenger Embargo Ex
pected to Follow.
Louisville, Ky., April 10.—Appar
ently as part of a nation-wide move,
demands for a flat 20 per cent wage
increase, retroactive to January I,
1919, fifteen days vacation annually
with pay and time and a half for
over time will be presented before
April 28 to the nine railroads center
ing in Louisville, on behalf of 6,000
employes, local members of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks,
freight handlers and sU an employ
es, according to an announcement
New York, April 10.—An embargo on
express matter was ordered today as
the railroad strike gained ground in New
York, further tying up freight and crip
Sling passenger service on many lines.
Reports were current that a passenger
embargo might be required before the
day ended.
Firemen on outgoing trains on the
Erie railroad st Jersey City quit this
morning, causing the withdrawal of some
trains end the delay of others until new
firemen could be found.
The express embargo was made ef
fective to all but New England and New
York state noints. Syracuse and Buffalo
excepted. Th js far the strike has not
affected parcel post or other mail mat
This morning New York City found
it was facing not only the threat of a
fuel and food famine, but an actual
shortage of workers. Many thousand
men und wonen who daily commute
from New Jersey were unable to run
the strike blockade.
Workers on the Hudson tubes filfilled
their threat to strike this morning and
the only means of reaching Manhattan
from New Jersey lay in ferries irregu
larly operated because of the strike of
railroad marine workers called last week.
These strikers redoubled their efforts
to call out more crews and complete
isolation of Monhattan island.
Scenes such as have seldom, if ever,
been witnessed, occurred at the ferry
terminal. With the tubes closed to
them, commuters pushed and shoved
their way through the gates. During
the rush hours no teams or automobiles
were allowed on the boats, and the
space usually occupied by them was
filled with struggling humanity.
Afternoon newspapers announced that
the strike of railroad workers had so
accentuated the scarcity of newspaper
print paper that several pages had been
dropped. First editions of many pa
pes comprised only four pages.
Kansas City, April 10.—One hundred
and twenty-five switchmen employed by
the Rock Island railroad returned to
work Saturday, according to railroad of
ficials. Sixty-five firemen on Kansas
City terminal locomotives who went on
strike in sympathy with the switchmen
were also reported as having returned.
Los Angeles, April 10.—The first
break In the strike of switchmen in Los
Angeles occurred Saturday at the Santa
Fe yards, according to officials of that
road. They said "several" men had re
turned and that frieght in the yards was
moving slowly. At the Southern Pacific
yards, officials were still making up pas
senger trains, which were moving on
schedule. Salt Lake passenger trains
were moving with some delay.
Denver. April 10.—There will be no
strike of railroad yardmen in Denver.
At a meeting .Saturday afternoon of men
of this craft representing all railroads,
it was voted, 250 to 2 to remain at
Washington, April 10.—Present "sky
rocketing" of bituminous coal prices Is
inexcusable, the United Statea bitumin
ous coal commission, which settled the
dispute between soft coal minera and
operators, declared In a formal state
ment, Saturday. The prices are "out of
all relation to the increase in the cost
of production, caused hy the higher
wages granted by the commission," the
statement said.
Declaring that the present rise in
prices could not bo attributed to the
campaign for early buying, the commis
sion s statement said there were var
ious causes for -"the temporary upward
trend," including a widespread feeling
that there might be a acarrity of coal for
domestic use, due to foreign demand.
"There seems also to he a misap
prehension in regard to production," the
statement adds. "Ilia weekly reporta
Dictator Charged With Usurping State Functions
in Mobilization of Troops; Declaration of
Independence Is Expected.
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, April 10.—The initial break
toward open revolt in Sonora came this morning, when the Sonora
state congress convened in secret session at Hermosillo, repudi
ated the Mexican central government and adopted resolutions
aeclaring the state would take steps to resist any invasion by
the troops or infringement of the state rights usurped by the
Carranza government, according to Fernando Mendoza, who made
the announcement in Agua Prieta Saturday.
This is taken to mean in American^
circles that Sonora is making open dec
laration of independence and is in line
with action reported to be in progress
by the state to defy Carranza to dis
charge the custom house workers at the
port of Agua Prieta.
Nogales, Ariz.. April 10.—The state
government of Sonora. Mexico, severed
relations with the Mexican federal gov
ernment last night, according to an of
ficial telegram received here.
Governor de la Huerta, of Sonora, in
a telegram to General Salvado at \ arado
here said:
"In view of the report of President
Carransa to the governor and congress
of the state of Sonora. it was decided
to suspend relations with the central
government until such a time as the
causes leading to the determination had
ceased to exist."
The state authorities of Sonora hn<i
called upon President Carranza to halt
the mobilization of federal troops with
in Sonora. They charged the Mexican
president with plotting to establish a
military dictatorship in the state and
take over the state government. It had
been openly charged this was a plot
against the presidential candidacy of
General Obregon.
Carranza answered the state author
ities that he had no such intention, but
that the troops were being ordered to
Sonora for the genral welfare of the
j country.
j Douglas, Ariz., April 10.—The cus
toms house at Agua Prieta, across the
! line from Douglas, was seized Saturday
j in the name of the Sonora state govem
j ment and armed men are guarding the
i building. The immigration office and
• the postoffice also have been taken over
i bv the state authorities.
The employes of the customs offieç
I and of the other federal departments
! have declared their loyalty to the state
! government. Orders have been issued
j to imprison Jose M. A. Tostodo, fed
j eral customs inspector in charge if he
! attempts to return to Agua Prieta. He
i left for Mexico two weeks ago and a
j telegram from him Saturday stated he
j would return home Saturday night by
i way of El Paso and Douglas.
: All able-bodied men in Agua Prieta
1 between the ages of IS and GO have been
j organized into state mlliitia and they are
ready on short notice to assemble to
protect the town against invading forces.
General J. M. Pino is in command of
these men. In answer to a telephonic
inquiry, he said he had 2000 men at his
call with plenty of arms and ammunition,
and he declared it would be impossible
for a Caran/.a force to capture the town
unless federal troops were permitted
to come through the United States.
Trenches have been dug in the east
em. western and southern outskirts of
the town, and there are 200 militiamen
on watch in them.
Stop Sending Gold to U. S.
Last Thursday $150,000 in American
gold was shipped from a Douglas bank
to the credit of the Carranza govern
ment in New York city, the money hav
ing been accumulating since remittances
were stopped bv General Calles ten days
ago, when he was in Agua Prieta.
The custom of sending money to the
American side of the line will be aban
doned by the state government and here
after the custom collections will be sent
to Hermosillo.
Agua Prieta is the former home of
General Calles and in his move against
the federal government he lias the
allegiance of the town, the population of
which is approximately 4,000.
The action of the state of Sonora. ac
cording to General Pino, is in no sense
a session from the republic, but is the
severing of relations with the Carranua
of the geological survey show that in
the first quarter of the present year, our
production was decidedly in excess of
the production last year and allghtiv
in excess of the production under high
prices in 1018. There is, therefore, no
reason haaed on the past few months
for the skyrocketing of prices.
The fear of immediate suffering from
car shortage seema alio to figure in the
reasons for the flurry. There ara suffi
cient cars and motive power to distri
bute this unusual production of the past
few months, on account of careful and
energetic car distribution. Hies« cars
and motive power are practically all
available, and while there ia definite
need for more of both In order to stab
ilise the industry, there ia no immedi
ate serious' threat of • car ahortage
unless it is necessary because of emer
gency, to divert coal care for other pur
Both Berlin and Vienna
View British Dissent
to Frankfort Invasion
With Much Satisfaction
London, April 10.—The reply of
Franco to the British note on the action
j taken by France in occupying addition
I al German territory was received in Lon
j don Saturday.
i Officials here view the note as con
! ciiiatory. because of the strong desire of
: the French for an allied conference,
j In other official quarters, the French
i note is considered to have relieved the
! tension of Friday.
The - note was discussed at a brief
j cabinet meeting Saturday morning be
' fore the departure of Premier Lloyd
: George for San Remo.
Vienna, April 10.—Satisfaction over
dispatches telling of dissension between
Great Britain and France relative to
the action of the latter in sending troops
into.German cities east of the Rhine is
not concealed by Vienna newspapers
which express the hope that France will
be isolated.
France is credited with designs which
may provoke -further bloodshed by the
Neue Freie Presse, which invites the
entente to intervene "more than verb
ally to prevent hostilities." Other news
papers speak of France as having re
ceived a "diplomatic defeat."
Berlin. April 10.—Great Britain's dis
approval of action of F ranee in occupy
ing cities in neutral zone east of the
Rhine is viewed by newspapers here
with much expression of satisfaction.
"France is in the thrall of chauvinism
and militarism." says the Vorwaerts,
"which, as Germany's fate has shown,
lead nations inevitably to perdition. It
is essential that Germany seek to live
in agreement with her neighbors and it
is the duty of French socialists to see
that the ground for this understanding
be prepared. An international crisis can
be avoided only by the league of nation«
becoming a reality and taking hand in
the solution."
"Great Britain's attitude." the Tage
blatt declares, "is a reminder to France
that the Versailles treaty is not a com
pact between France and Germany, but
all European belligerents. The British
stand is a bad blow to the Millerand
government, but it is immaterial who
rules France so long as blind militarism
is not supplanted by common sense."
The Lokal Anzeiger, while admitting
there is a "dawn of common sense in
the world," asks why the allies of France
did not act more promptly.
Minneapolis Returns Show 380,
498 Population—St. Paul's
Twin City.
Washington. April 10.—Population
statistics announced by the census bur
eau included:
Yakima. Wash., 1S.539. increase 4.
457, or 81.7 per cent,
Chico, Cal.. 8,772. increase 4.072, or ,
1S2.6 per cent.
Kogales, Ariz.. 5,190, increase 1.6S3.
or 48 per cent.
Minneapolis, 8S0.49S. an increase of
79.000, or 26.2 per cent
Kansas City. Kansas, 101.078. an in
crease of 18.748, or 22.8 per cent.
Jackson. Mis»., 22,679, increase 1,
417. or 6.7 per cent.
Rome, Oa.. 13,252. increase 1,158 or
0.5 per cent. .
Coming. V. T.. 15,820, *n increase of
2,000, or 15.2 per cent over 1010.
St. Albans. Vt, 7,582, increase V
201. or 18.8 per cent.
Middktown. Ohio. 23,504. increase
10,424. or 70.4 per cent.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 10,258, In
crease 1,777, or 21 per cent.
Norwaik, Corn»., 27,557. increase 8,
846. or 13.8 per cent.
Fond du Lac, Wie., 23,427, increase
4.690, or 24.6 per cent.
~ m Porte. Ind., 15,158, incrdease 4
or 44 per cent y

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