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WEAThER PHALEDTO Fair SAn oeklo tonight. Nouday eowiy and an sottlod. rveb mouth T pwt atasfting to "0.t wiudoe. NUMBER 11,804. ~~ma~~teWASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1921. @A~I1PICEIW ET Postotso. &I Waahloct. . Today The World's Ablest Woman. Sh D esovered Radium. $100,000 for One Grain. Your Opportunity. ' (Opright. 1921.) Madame Marie Curie, discoverer of radium and 4iblest woman in the worM, will visit this country In My. That interests you. and aw PROVE your Interest. women of America, have un Ghrtaken to raise a Madame Curie , P*a of $100,000. The money is met for Madame Curie. Money doe. not Interest her now, any more than when she lived in Paris as a young girl, washing bottles in a laboratory that she might con tiaue her scientific studies on an icome of twenty dollars a month Sad a diet of black bread and milk. The $100,000 Madame Curie Pnid will be used to purchase one grain of radium for the woman that discovered radium. And that radium will be used by Madame Curie in her scientilic Istudie. the studies that have given such magnicent results to the world of science and have never given one nenny of profit to Madame Curie. Radium is the one hope of un happy thousands that suffer from cancer. Radium is destined to open many closed doors of science. Radium will furnish the key to material equilibrium in the uni verse. What is the world's debt to the woman that discovered radium dad gave her discovery to the world FREE? - As you answer that question, re Peat the useful formula supplied by James, 1:22: "But be ye doers of the word, Od not hearers only.' This writer sends one hundred dollars to the "Marie Curie Ra dium Fund," in care of Equitable Trust Company, New York city. The modest contribution' is sent in memory of Julia Ward Howe. Be ing sent in memory of an Amer Can woman, it will, perhaps, be ae copted by an Ameriqan woman's fnd. Julia Ward Howe, when she *frte the "Battle Hymn of the Re public," produced a spiritual ra dium that penetrated many cold hearts and many dull minds. There should be a thousand men in the United States eager to send each one hundred dollars to such a fund, and to each will occur the name of some good American woman in whose honor the money could be sent and thus made ac captable. There follow some facts about Madame Curie. Dr. Ladislas Sklodowski, profes r afhysics at Warsaw, mqrried a Boguska, principal of os rn school. November 7,. 1i-p, hir dawghter was borfi. She grew up in her father's laboratory, looking after his too tubes,.urucibles,an 0tberap(fatUs from the time she wa afx years old. At sixteen Marie Sklodowski, now Marie Curie, was graduated irm the -Girls' Gymnasium, re esiving a medal of gold. She was then a well-educated scientist. Next she worked in the physics liboratory of the Industrial Mu asina in Warsaw. On her father's death she went to Paris to continue her scientific studies. On an income of $20 a month she lived alone in one small seem, her furniture an iron bed and one chair, her diet black bread and milk. She found work in a scientific laboratory as a washer of bottles and continued her studies. Pro fessor Lipp n, observing her ability, enabled her to obtain a free course in physics, chemistry, and mathematics at the Sorbonne, where she now lectures and teaches, the first woman tco be thus hon gred. You have heard "proud man" guestion woman's mental power. It would do such men good to fol low Madame Curie's work as it led up t her discovery of radium, a dsoeyshared by her husband, Prof. Pierre Curie, but due chiefly to her. Everybody knew that salts of thorium and various substance. etmitted rays possessing the qual ity of radiation, discovered by Pro fessor Becquerel. Madame Curie and her husband learned that pitch-blende also produces radio active force that will pass through any substance, lead and steel ex That vague information satisfied others, but Madame Curie was de termined to know just WHAT it was that caused the radioactivity. Por three years she worked stead ily, intensely, using In experiments every penny above the actual cost of keeping herself alive. In her work she "reduced" tons of pitch blende. At last, In 1900, in Paris, a watchease was exhibited contain ing a speck of the world's rarest, most extraordinary element. It was labeled "Radium-Discovered by Madame Curie." .In 1911 Madame Curie obtained the Nobel Prise for chemistry. When her husband was killed in 1906 there was no one able to take his place at the Sorbonne, except his wife, and that ancient Institu tion broke its rule of centuries and invited a woman to the full pro fessoship that Maame Curie now bolds. Maame Curie is ademitted to be a3mag the greatest scientists liv eag, met the great "woman" scien tist, bet among the greatest scien tists whether man or women. Iinamerable scientific bodies have bestewed their highest horn g*, ug her'. She lIve. as simply dWsmedasPe, sas a A) A BOLSH CLARA TO DENY SLAYING JAKE Prepares Answer to Hamon Prosecution and Contends Tragedy Was Accident. PURITY LEAGUE SENDS GRE GS TO CLARA ARDMORE, Okla., March 13. -The International Purity League has sent a greeting to Clara Smith Hamon, Mrs. Jen nie Sharples, of Chicago, field secretary of the organization, announced here today. Mrs. Sharples stated she is attend Ing the trial of the accused woman as reoiresentative of the league. "Clara Smith Hamon is a bird with a broken wing trapped by a vile man," she said. "I shall attend every session of her trial and sit by her to show that she has the moral support of Christian women who pro test against the double stand ard which permits a man to lure a girl and be heroed. while the girl suffers. I have been investigating vice in Ardmore for a month and I have 16arned enough about the character of Jake Hamon.' ARDMORE, Okla., March 13. Clara Smith Hamon today pripared her "answer , , 0 Jake Hamon was not murdered while his sweetheart caressed him, she will tell the jury, as the first wit ness for the defense. Sim wal plead that she and her lover were scuffling over possesion of the wea n which fired the shot that killed *he former Republican national congmitteeman and political dictator of the Midweat. 'OUR WITNESSES REMAIN. Only four witnesses remain for the prosecution, which is expected to close late tomorrow. So far the prosecution has based its came on the following testimony. 1.-That Clara tricked Hamon with a caress while she placed a pistol t~o his body and fired the fatal shot. 2.-That jealousy of Mrs. Jake Hamon. the dead oil king's wife, rrompted the murder. 3-That the Jealousy was flamed by Hamon's decision to return to his family and that on the day follow ing the shooting he was to have carried out his decision. 4.-That recognizing her guilt, she fled to Mexico. 5.-That Jake Hamon's dying "con fession" that it was an accident was prompted by his desire to free her from blame for his murder. DEFENSE OPENs TUESDAY. The defense will probably open on Tuesday. and it In believed the de cision of the jury on the fate of Clara Hamon wilt -be made before the end of the week. Mrs. Jake L. Hamon. widow. was under the care of physicians today, suffering from prostration. Attorneys for the prosecution said she probably will be unable to take the stand. Clara Hamon remained unmoved by the testimony of witnesses against her. Only once since the trial started has she been noticeably, affected. Once, when Hamon's bloody garments were displayed to the jury, she low ered her eyes. It was at this time the widow became hysterical. A master of men, arrogantly dis dainful of life, but cringing before the throne of God when death ap proached-such was 'the dramatic word iceture painted of Jake Hamon by the Rev. T. J. Irwin, as the startling (Continued on Page 3, Column 6.) Do.. You Want? Auto parts-repairs Books-supplies Banking Facilities Beauty Treatments Camera Supplies Clothing Cleaning and Pressing Dancing Instruction Drugless Treatments Eyeglasses' Furniture Insurane-all kinds Jewelry Laundry Service Music Roof Repairing Rubber Stamps or other commodities and services ? See the Basinems Direetery n. Pma 11 e. th...m EVIK I Letters Sho, Pacts, Fou Deceit, 5 By CAPTAIN GEORG] Political and War Correspondent o, Great War; Author of "The Dgdad," "The Cr Collated from the Doements In t By COUNT B. Late Secretary of the Imperial Eii retary of the Imperial Embassy Secretary of Count Witte, He the Russo-Japanese Peace Neg4 Oopyright, 1021. by George A. I als and Canadaa throghout Earq translatie Into foreiga languages, I Ised reriatlag for amy purpose wha i The great war was just a the main group of belligere and Austria-Hungary against ward Grey had not yet mad needed a little more time. time to the chagrin and disg the war consortium: Messrs. zonoff and Delcasse. Grey wt look where he jumped, since , den of keeping alive the grea In an ante-room of the Elysee.4 residence of the French Presidents. the most noted of the radicals of rrance was pacing up and down. laures had come to ask Poincare what he meant by finally staking the weal of the world against the Imbitions to barbarous Russia. Jaures had to wait a long time. k door opened and an acquaintance was ushered In-a fellow INTERNA e agitated man risbed aerods be room. "VoIta. eette asmaille d'Iswolsky. I l' tient sa guerre!" shouted aures. "There you are; behold - that coundrel of an lawolsky. He has tis war." That same morning. lawolsky had >oasted: "Cest ma guerrel" For years and years lwolsky. lanslav sealot, professional diplo natist, Machiavel adulterer. degen. rate. Russian minister for foreign Offairs, and Just then Russian am -assador to France. had labored a 'iduously for the catastrophe that overwhelmed Europe in those fair kugust days. He could justly say: "This is MY war." REASON HAD DEPARTED. That evening Jaures was a dead nan-assansinated. Dead men tell no ales, and when you go to war it Is luIte well to have out of the way hose who know too much. Jaures lad tried all day long to at least .atch qnce more the shadow of rea ton. But reason was gone, and when ie sun set the great leader was ust a matter of anatomy before a Russian Intr Bring on ( Excer pts from condential inst sian Minister for Foreign Affairs, t basaddor at London, on May 16-48, "The proposal made by the Br form in which the convention is t us as in every way suitable for t has been instructed to enter int government. "The principles which are to ing negotiations have been the obj place on May 13 in the ofice of th For your information I append a at this conference." * e * "On May. 13-26, 1914, a com of the Chief of the Naval Staff opinions respecting the Impending between Russia and England, coi of their naval fighting forces shol UPON BY RUSSIA AND ENGLA PARTICIPATION OF FRANCE. between the powers of the Triple Triple Alliance one must distingt erations in the region of the Bal and * * *the Mediterraneai compensation from England for fleet upon ourselves. "In the northern theater of England should fetter as great a possible in the North Sea. By thi of the German fleet oVer our own prmit in the most favorable circa bing made. ***The Briti assist us considerably by render number of merchant vessls shouh fore the beginning of warlike ope: "For this purpose it will he standing as to signals and sei the relations between the Burtla It Is necessary, moreover, that is of the other Pwers, as well un eo with regard to technical details, exchanged between the two naval "In the opinion of the confers to arrange for a periodie exchang of the Russian and English Adi precedsats esablished by the Ft RMY w Secret. nded Upon tarted War I ADEL SCREINE, the Associated Press During the iron Ration," "From Berlin to Zft Sinister," Etc. e Possession of, and Translated VON SIEBERT, tbassy of Russia in London; Sec of Russia at Washington, D. C.; ad of the Russian Delegation to >tiations at Portsmouth, N. H. lehreiaer. Copyrghted ia Great Bilt mpe. All righ'ts reserved, Inelidlag meluding the ama-navla. Unautber :.ver is met peramitted. few hours old. As yet only rits was lined up: Germany Russia and France. Sir Ed a up his mind. Sir Edward He had always needed more ust of the other members of Iswolsky and Poincare,. Sa Ls a careful man. He had to in his shoulders lay the bur test empire of modern times. number of learned doctors instructed to hold an inquest. Meanwhile. they were busy at the Qual d'Orsay. and in the great. gray building on New Prospect avenue of the city, then sUll known as St. Petersburg. The man in Downing Street could not reach a decision. Sir Edwar, Grey, diplomatic eel, could ot maW up his 4min. Sir rNe i re v r f attit the Interests of British Empire Would - eat pamd In sad by this et Though Sir Edward had sailed am tacked close to war for years by that time, and Dad lived through fully r dosen war etises-everyone of them inaugurated ii Russia, deiveloped in France and finally discarded by Great Britsin-bls understanding. with Paris and Petrograd were still so indefinite that it was hard to es tabish a casus foederis. A very clever man. Sir Edward had never tied his hands. Though Dual Alliance -was now at war with Triple Alliance. he was still able to make his own decision. The military and naval conventons with France were definite enough in purpose, but as wide and loose as the oceans and the similar understandings with Russia lay still In a pigeonhole of his desk both of them obligation. to France and Rnessia: both of them mere oppor tunities to the British government. Grey knew what Paris and Petrograd expected of him. Cambon and Benckendorff now clamored where a few days ago they had been insistent, almost dictatorial. Sir Edward was the balance of power. (Cdntinued-on Page 3. Column 1.) igue Helped reat War ructions sent by M, Sasono.f, Rus Count Beckendarl, Russian Am 1914. Telegram o. 47. Itish Government, respecting the o be concluded, is recognized by he purpose, and Captain Volkoff D negotiations with the British be considered during the pend Oct of a consultation which took ,Chief of Stafof o the Admiralty. copy of the resolutions passed ulation took place in the office for the purpose of exchanging negotiations as to a convention ice rning the active co-operation aid warlike operations, AGREED ND, TAKE P LACE WITH THE ** In the event of a war Entente and the powers of the tis * * between the op tic and the North sea * In both cases we must seek liverting a part of the German war our Interests demand that portion of the German fleet as ls means the vast preponderance would be equallsed and perhaps instances a landing In Pomerania ish Government might %theref ore i It possible that a certain ietoorBaltic ports be rations. * necessary to come to an under i ihes wireless messages and dtsannaval staffs. * '* * formation concerning the navIes isa' own nay n n particular Instruments and Inventions, be departments. * * * mee It would also be necessary s of opinion between the heads miat tfasserding to the smaRmln am esmwn~ RECAP RALLY BEHIND D. C. NOMINEES Rudolph and Oyster to Be In dorsed at Public Meet if Senate Fails Them. Squarely behind President Hard Ing in his appointment of Capt. James F. Oyster and Cuno H. Ru dolph as District Commissioners, leading busin men of Washington will call a mass meeting as a testi monial of their indorsement, should there be a hitch in confirmation by the BSnmte. 11711 READY TO ACT. This was the announcement last night of William F. Gude. who, in 1913, called and presided over a mass meeting at the National Theater when Captain Oyster was unanimously in dorged after his nomination for Ithe Commissionership by President Taft. The Democratic Senate of 1913 failed to confirm Captain Oyster's rkomination. "The same arguments we used in 1913 we are prepared to use ag1in," said Gude. "I do not contemplate a delay in confirmation at this time. but should the Senate desire to know how the people of Washington stand. I will call another mass meeting, and I feel confident Washington will ae cumulate a weighty piea for conarma tion." The newly appointed Commissioners will not be confirmed in sufficient time to allow them to sit in the gas rate case that comes up tomorrow mora Igg bMK lAe.w~if1ib. e t t i#-f y Euted for this month. 00OPUR*TON PLANX Foliatg a hearing at 10 , tomorrow morning, the kennt Committee plans to rept nations to the Senate at the recommendation !hat' firmed immediately. Senator Dillingham acting chairman of said that Rudolph , ter would be giv mente in the evew are held up in tht pected opposition. Opponents of the will be given a voice n. ing. It is expected they their chief objections on tht . that Rudolph and Captain Oyster are interested financially in District pub lic utilities. No regular schedule has been prepared for the hearing and those who wish to protest will be given an opportunity. NORRIS BLOCKS 0. K. Senator Norris of Nebraska. who emanded the hearing when the nom inations were sent to the Senate. did so merely because hearings had been requested by District residents. He was supported . by Senator King (Dem.) of Utah, who said he also had received complaints about the appointments. Senator Norris made it clear that lie is not opposed to the nominations simply because he requested that hearings be held on them. He did tils because he believes the people should have a right to state their Dbjections. These objections are not expected to alter the plans of the committee. enator Dillingham and others are anxious that the new Commissioners take office without further delay. With only one Commissioner on the job, they realize the importance of filing the two vacancies. Important public utility hearings are scheduled for this month, including street rail ay fares, and the presence of the two Commissioners is sorely needed. Democratic opposition to the nom inoes is not expected to show itself to any extent. Even if the nomina tions do fail of confirmation before the Senate adjourns, which may be any day. President Harding will gave them recess appointments. HARDINGS ATTEND CALVARY CHUCH Crowd of 1,000 Outside Bap tist Edifice as President and "First Lady" Arrive. The President and Mrs. Harding attended 11 o'clock services at Calv ary Baptist Church. Eight and H streets northwest, this morning. Ar riving at the church promptly at 11 o'clock, they were confronted by a battery of cameras and motion plc wre photographers. A crowd of more than 1,000 was held back by a large squad of police under Capt. C. E. Flather, Secret Service men and detectives. The sermon wa preached by ihe1 Rev. Dr. .1. Stanley D~urke., president 'f Howard l'niversity. who took as his text Psalms 1 and 27. He. made an appeal for righteousness in every walk of life. The Rev. A. F. Aadr. I lURES England Lift As Peace N LONDON, March 13. has offered to cancel certa opening of peace negotiati< to reports here today. The government, it wt the order for surrender of ing a truce. This point w break in the last peace nei Mediators have alread: Fein leaders, according to preliminaries have already 'FIFI'S' CHARGE iS INFIDELITY Mrs. Stillman Names N. Y. Woman in Counter Suit-De nies Child Illegitimate. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., March 13.1 -"We shall bring five distinct charges of infidelity against James A. Stillman, and we expect no diffi culty in proving them." This was the rejoinder today by John E. Mack, one of the attorneys for Mrs. Anna U. Potter Stillman, wife of A multimille= New Y b" wbo is for Pat of the N6atial YTrk, one of the A1 fasrtitutions - I& fetsin maanja -,as Name ;Its suit 4 '1 guide, fo em -tillman summer camp tien also seeks to de tilUman. twenty-eignt etm any share in his O.tllmans have three Ay being the baby. .1 prove also." said Mack. simacy of the child. Guy ,. We not only deny that 1,ild was born out of wedlock, tt we expect to prove that Mr. Stillman is its rightful father." The Indian guide named by Still rnan in Fred Beauvais, twenty-six. more than six feet tall, half French and half Indian. unmarried, and possessing only a smattering of edu cation. He was employed to teach the Stillman children woodcraft. NOTED POR KR BEAUTY. Mrs. Stillman. better known as "Fifi." wan formerly a famous New York society girl, noted for her I-eauty. She was the daughter of an actress. A general denial of Stillman's charges, together with counter charges of marital unfaithfulness. was made by Mrs. Stillman yester day, her attorneys placing her an swer in the hands of Stillman's counsel. A scheduled hearing before Justice Joseph Morehauser. referee in the case, did not materialize yesterday. In Mrs. Stillman's answer, a prom inent New York woman is named as co-respondent of her husband. This woman is preparing to fight for vindication, it was learned. What the infant, Guy Stillman, has to say about the unprecedented suit brought against his mother and him self by Stillman. is already known. It is, in fact, prescribed by law am follows: "The defendant-Alleges that he is (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) Girl Jilted < Is Soug} Deserted for another girl, practical ly on the eve of her wedding, a young Washington gIrl suddenly disappear ad, heartbroken, and, despite a year of constant searching on the part of her family and friends, not the slight est trace of her has ever been found. In a final effort to locate her miss ing sister, Mrs. George Klenk, 547 Isleventh street southeast, today ap pealed to The TImes Bureau of Miss ing Persons. The missing girl is Miss Frances Burris, twenty-one years old, former ly a yeoman (F) and later a clerk in the Navy Department. She is a beautiful blonde, with blue eyes and very fair complexion, She is about rive feet high, weighing about 120 pounds. WAS UEARTBROKUW. The story of hEr disappearance, as told by her sister, follows: "Our family lives in Rock viiie. Ed. At the outbreak of the war sister and I came to Washington and joined te yeoman (Fl fso. My ister and I teemed together up to the time etl Esl mrresa ftea astsaa P ETRI . s Restrictions Love in Erin -The British government in restrictions to enable re ms with Ireland, according Ls said, is willing'to waive L arms by Sinn Feiners dur as the one which caused a otiations. r made advances to Sinn 2 the report, and numerous been made. GERMANYSEES FRESH REVOLT Extraordinary Police Precau tions Taken in Berlin As Talk of Overthrow Is Heard. By KARL H. VON WIEGAND. L Elversai service. BERLIN, March 13.-Extraordi nary police measures have been taken in Berlin today because of sensa tional reports of another revolution ary attempt to overt rw the Ger sa governmnt A The new ettmpt. it IV sald. re sotbles the ais eti laes of the Von I Kapp "Outsch.' Tedap Is the first fi asiversary of that afair. 1 Almo plar policea d the in 'y, police have r, en or* duty for reserves. The Leisic Volks-Zeitung. socialist. today printed documents alleged to have been issued by Major Ehrhardt T' and Colonel Bauer. who were among 1 the leaders In the Kapp "Putach" a days. giving alleged plans for the overthrow' of the government today. b At police headquarters here. how-; ever, the belief )a expressed that the i documents are a forgery. However, as the communists, in dependent socialists and conservative party. all have called huge mass dem- v onstratins today. GERMY TO PAY TW BILLION ARS YEARLY -- t PARIS, March 13.-The Al lied military and econdmic pen alties imposed upon Germany c will entail charges of 2,062,- b 260,000 gold marks annually 14 upon the German people, or n more than the annual indem- 1 nity demand under the Paris d reparations pact. r Germany will have to pay the b cost of the new military occu- b pation of German soil by the C Allies as well as the old occu pations that were already in i1 effect. t: The cost of operating the 11 customs houses upon the Rhine In (which are seized by the Allies) also will fall upon Germany, P and this will mean a burden of " 600,000,000 gold marks annu- i ally. It is estimated that the cus toms income to the Allies will I be only 150,1)00,000 gold marks n annually. zt Altar at by SisterL Then she took a room near the Zoo- 14 logical Park. I have forgotten the ti street and house number. "She was engaged, and the date of her wedding had praactically been de cided upon. Then the man she was to have married became infatuated with another woman, whom he afterward married. "My sister was neartbroken. She told a girl friend that she had noth ,ing more to live for in Washington. And on March 20, 1920. she disappear ed without the slightest warning. leaving absolutely no clue. FEARS FOR HER LIFE. "Some time before she left she had said something about wanting to live in New York. On this slender thread we turned to the New York police sees after she had gone, but nothing was found of her there. "I am afraid she may have taken her own life, leaving no clue by which she could be identified. That is my great fear. But I am going to continue the search until I find definiteiy what has become of her. I am appealing te readers et The Utman as helW ma IGRAD [ROTZKY PUTS FOE TO FLIGHT eads Red Troops to Victory. Rebels Beaten All Along Coast in Big Battle. ,000 DESERTERS ARE SHOT 'igorous Fighting is Reported in Moscow-Revolt Grows In , South Russia. * LONDON. Mareb 13.-Delegateo *eat by the revolutieaaries in cal treE of Kreastadt to open ourpaSt. leurs with Bolshevik ofeials were ameented by Red troops. acecording to ewspaper dispatches from Bel ingfler today. STOCKHOLM. March 13--Soviet Bfatais at Petrograd have formally eelared war open the revolutieary forees at Kreoastat. aceording to advice reaching here today. Immediate convocation of a prop erly eenstituted administrative liedy was demanded at a heavily itteaded meeting of workers at Petregrad. )t was reported. Striking workmen expelled many loviet *melais from the city. HELSINGFORS. March 13.-The olsheviks have recaptured Petro red from the revolutioaries, ac irding to a dispatch reachia= here Iday from the fIasutan Union 491&vik troops in the Dod of Petrograd ty "ILais in tle han8s of the tvolutionists. SOVIET HOLDS COAST. A heavy battle which began Friday ght has ended with the re-estab shment of government forces all ong the coant. it was reported. Heavy casualties were reported on >th sides. The newspaper Izvestia reported iat 2.500 deserters from Petrograd arrisonth were shot againtt a wall. A courier who arrived at the Fin 'ph border from Moscow reported gorous fighting in the capital. Heavy guns were mounted in the reets, he declared, and the city as amed aspects of a huge fort. TROTZKY LEADS TROOPS. The Bolshevik troops at Petrograd Wre under the personal supervailsi I Leon Trotsky. Bolshevik minister f war, who directed the attack on he city. Serious fighting was reported from I1 sections of the country. It was semi-officially admitted that ,mmunication with Siberia had been roken by anti-Bolsheviki. but Sov ts maintained the uprising was erely the, result of dissatisfaction 'Ith the food shortage and not a Irect attack 6n the Bolshevik tgime. Russian refugees at the Finnish Drder reported the Soviet power had een broken in Kieff. south of Mos )w, an important rail center. Red forces were said to be desert ig and had aided in overpowering te commissars in Tambov and Orel. trge cities in Central and Southern ussia. The revolt in South Russia was re )rted gaining momentum. Reports ere widespread that several cities i the South had been captured by is revolutionaries. Ukrainian troops. LONDON, March 13-Leon Trotsky olshevik minister of war. had a arrow escape from death under tell fire from rebel guns near Petro rad, according to the following Cen al News dispatch from Helsingforn "Trotsky has returned to Petro rad. The train which bore him had at cleared Oranienbaum when shells om -the fortress of Kronstadt ex oded behind it, tearing up a long retch of the line. "AccordIng to Finnish military ontier guard., the fort at Krasnaya orka, on the Russian mainiand jear ronstadt, is again in the hand of re anti-red rebels." FOR ENVOY TO U. S. BERLIN, March 13.--Ger many may ask the new Wash ington Administrttion for per mission to send an unofficial commissioner to America cor responding in status to the po sition of American Commis sioner Dresel in Berlin. This idea has popped up a number of times, but in view of the coming change in the W'ash ington Administratios and the reports that President jiard ing's first stej> would be to bring about peace between the two countries, it was decied to await his taking of offlee.