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7 *• vx .. * < Ä 8 uf • i SB \ s of General Dlckman, ( mnnanding the American army of occupation man oops w 10 sei\ed in Last Africa received as heroes on their, return to Berlin eassmate Premier Clemenceau, receiving tin sentence of death. Coblenz. 2—Ger 3—Cottin, who tried to ns NEWS REVIEW OF CÜBBEHT EVENTS Effects oMSerman Protests and ThreatsSeen in Doings of the Treaty Makers. WILSON URGING MORE SPEED Advisability of Coming to Terms With Hungary and Russia Seriously Con sidered — Counter-Revolution Against Bolshevism—Bloody Strike Riots in Ger man Cities. By EDWARD W. PICKARD. Prodded by the public opinion of most of the world, and particularly by ihe insistence of President Wilson, 1 the peace delegates in Paris speeded ■' '^ork last weék and really ac I pi something. Mr. Wilson, it is n. liably reported, told them that f results were not forthcoming soon tie might reveal to the public the real muses of the delay, and just before :hat be issued a statement denying that the discussions over the league ' of nations were to blame in that re spect. No one nation, said Mr. Wil son, was solely to be blamed for hold ing up the peace treaty, but dispatches From Paris make it fairly clear that many of the hitches bave been due to the disparity between what the French Jemand and what the Americans, sometimes backed by the British, are willing to impose on the conquered Hermans. If present indications go for any thing, those same beaten Huns are loing to come out of the peace con ference in fairly good shape. The "Big Pour" last week concerned themselves mainly with the major questions of reparation, the west bank of the rthine. Danzig and the Italian frontier. Unofficially, Germany has been taking part in the conference, and its argu ments, presented by public officials, the national assembly and the press, seem to be having decided effect. Though France still asserts that the Huns should be required to pay the la^^ienny that can be got out of i^JURind in this are supported by the public opiniota of most of the civilized world, the pMce delegates. Influenced ^apparently liy the American represen jtatives, have been,scaling down the amount of indemnity more and more until the prediction now is that it will be less than $20,000,000,000. How Germany shall pay and how long a |ime shall be given her proves so com plicated a question that it was consid ed probable last week that all that 111 be left for decision by a commis ufter peace has been declared, rmany has a gold reserve of more n $500.000,000, and likely a part of s will be demanded as a cash pay nt to be disbursed In the devastated ions of Belgium and France. When the matter of the Rhineland mu taken up the effect of the German prétests again was evident. It was nrpially decided that there slinll be no buffer republic on the left bank of ttelRhlne, but that that region shall be fieütralized and policed by allied twofes until the indemnities are paid; dut the Saar coal basin shall not be allotted to France, but shall remain under German sovereignty, though its projects shall go to the French for a certain period of years. It is presumed that French and Belgian troops would hold the left bank of the Rhine, since the British have insufficient forces for the purpose and America does not wish to leave any soldiers in Europe after the treaty is sigued. King Al bertof Belgium went to Paris last week,'probably to discuss his coun try's share in this occupation. He called on Colonel House and President Wilson. MarshFoeh was sent to Spa Wed nesday with full instructions for end ing the dispute concerning Danzig. The allies wished to havifGeneral Hal ler and his Polish divisions landed at that port, ar 'd ihe Germans declared 1'iey could not permit It ; and the ulti I B t e (tie of Danzig was Involved in the matter. Before Foeh had begun his negotiations a correspondent in Baris cabled that the "Big Four" had decided that Danzig should be made a free port, and added that it was re ported the disposition of the Vistula valley would be left to a plebiscite. A Rome paper asserted that the Italian frontier question had been set tled favorably to Italy by the peace delegates. The infrequent communiques of the pence conference are about ns inter esting as excerpts from an almanac, and less informative. One bit of news was given out—the fact that General Smuts had been dispatched to Hun gary to study the situation there. This did not please the Paris press, which saw in it only another delay. It had been hoped that General Mangin would be sent east to deal with the Hungarians. Official advices from Budapest were to the effect that the new soviet government was establish ing itself and maintaining order, and that it was disposed to make large concessions to the allies in.return for food and fuel. It was supposed Smuts would open negotiations for an amicable agreement. Bela Kun and his associates insist their government is communistic rather than bolshevis tic. The fact remains that Kun is in constant communication with Lenine, whose secretary lie formerly was. The allied delegates also were said to be considering the advisability of coming to an understanding with the Russian soviet government and per mitting it to get food and materials. This, Lenine says, is all he wants ; if it is granted his government can make good, and then the allies can recognize it if they wish to. He declares he is willing to make peace without includ ing Hungary in the puct and will then cease fighting and stop propaganda work in other countries. All this, it was reported, sounded good to the pence-nmkers in view of the threats of Germany to form an alliance with Rus sia or to allow itself to "go bolshevik" if the terms of the treaty should not be to their liking. Meanwhile the soviet troops of Russia were very busy carrying out their threat to start ma jor operations on all fronts as soon as the weather permitted. They began a rather formidable Invasion of East Prussia and were met there by a Ger man army which has been organized by Von Hindenburg. They continued their operations in the south and made* repeated and heavy attacks on the allied forces in the Archangel region. There, however, they had little suc cess. But that the northern Russian situation is considered serious by the allies is evidenced by the fact that the British government announced that re enforcements would immediately fol low the American troops then on the way to North Russia. Official Russian wireless messages that came from Petrograd Thursday may change the Russian situation ma terially. They tolci 1 of an unti-bolshe vist strike of the railway and trans port men which had stopped communi cations and prevented the city from getting any bread. Other dispatches said the mensheviki and social revolu tionaries had actually started a revolt against the bolshevik regime and that Lenine and Trotzky had come to a definite break over the former's insist ence on some sort of a treaty with England, France and the United States. Trotzky, of course, holds the military control, and he is regarded as in a stronger position than Lenine, es pecially so long as he can provide his troops with sufficient food. Interesting if not important is the intercepted wireless message from Tehitcherin, Russian foreign minister, to Bela Kun of Hungary, saying: "The revolutionary movement cer tainly is gaining In America. Ameri can newspapers-say the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan are especially impreg nated by bolshevism. A rloi has taken place in Philadelphia, which certainly must be attributed to bolshevist influ ence." Poland is sending distress calls be cause of the actions of Von Hinden burg's army in eastern Germany. These troops, besides combating the advancing Russians, are said to be pil laging upper Silesia, destroying its industries systematically and taking away everything from the factories. Evidently the Huns do not intend the Poles shall find anything of value left in this territory if they nre awarded it by the peace conference. It is a case of Belgium and northern France over again. Again setting out to overthrow the Ebert government, the Spartacans and minority socialists of Germany have started general strikes in Berlin, Frankfort, Stuttgart and other cities. Bloody .lots ensued in some places, notably Frankfort, where several hun dred persons were reported to have been killed. Ten thousand workmen there paraded the streets and looted a great warehouse that was full of foodstuffs and then battled with The government forces sent against them. The German troops opposite the Cob lenz bridgehead occupied by the Amer icans were moved toward Frankfort, after permission was obtained from the French military authorities in the Mayence bridgehead zone to enter the disturbed city. The streets of Stutt gart were filled with great crowds and with troops and therq was much shooting; the government, at Inst ac counts, was master of the situation there. Martial law was proclaimed throughout the entire Rhineland. The strikers demanded that Germany re sume diplomatic relations with Rus sia at once. In Berlin, though the leaders of organized laboi were sup porting the government, more than 150,000 workers were out by Thurs day night and more struck later. Reu ter's correspondent in Berlin says sympathy with Spartacism is spread ing among the better classes, includ ing officials, teachers, clerks and peo ple in similar walks of life. They are all thoroughly discontented and argue that things cannot well be worse than they are, while bolshevism at least opens prospects of better things some day for their children in the way of food. The people assert that the only way the poor can be per suaded of the fallacy of bolshevism is by giving them liberal food rations, especially meat, bread and fats. The correspondent quoted said there was much talk of the imminence of a new coup. The evident aim of the Spartacans was to upset or greatly disturb th' government before the meeting of th.* soviet congress, called for this week. This assembly is fraught with peril for Ebert and his associates, for the delegates may not take at its face value Scheidemann's promise that the soviet principle shall be "anchored firmly" in thé constitution. The covenant of the league of na tions was completed last week and submitted by the dratting committee to the commission. What was done with the various amendments suggest ed wns not announced. Organized la bor in Great Britain at its national conference adopted resolutions de manding that the league plan be in corporated in the peace treaty and proposing certain changes in the cove nant. It asked that the principle of self-determination be extended to all colonies and dependencies, which, of course, would include India, Egypt and presumably Ireland ; It also asked that conscription be definitely prohib ited nnd that the principle of univer sal military training and service be adopted in its stead. This will be of interest to union labor of the United States, which always has fiercely op posed anything like universal military training. From far-off Abyssinia comes news of two revolts against the government, one headed by a grandson of King Jo hannes II, who died in 1889, nnd the other by the governor of Dediazinach wherever that may be. It Is said the Abyssinian government will send a delegation to Paris to ask for the ad mission of the country to the league of nations. Spain also has announced its adherence to the league when it la constituted. Political interest In the United States last week centered in Chicago, where William Hale Thompson was re-elected mayor, despite his wretched war record. His victory gives his fac tion a commanding position in the Re publican affairs of Illinois, according to its claims, and there is talk again of trying to obtain for him the nomi nation for the presidency. Probably no other aspirant for that honor Is worried by this. COULDN'T EAT PET I Children Balked at Idea of Mak ing Meal of "Jerry." Outspoken Revolt at Dinner Table Re. suited in Neighbors Having Poetic Revenge and Enjoying Dainty Dish of Roast Pig. A well-known physician In town has a family of small children who are crazy about animals, and every stray dog or cat is always sure of a good hopie if they happen to wander near the doctor's spacious residence. In deed, the doctor calls his home the "Zoo Annex," for It harbors not only dogs and cats galore, but three cana ries, two white mice, five pigeons, one conversational and profane parrot and a brown squirrel, so an animal or two more doesn't count. Somebody gave the children a baby pig, a nice little pink-and-white pig with funny little squinty eyes and a cute little curl to Its tail. The children were wild with joy over their new pet, and installed it in the laundry, but evidently the little pig didn't adapt himself to his surround ings, and persisted in staying up late nights and giving voice to such lugu brious lamentations that the doctor christened him "Jeremiah." This name was too long for the children to man age, so they called him Jerry and loved him to death. Jerry grew so fat he could hardly waddle, but he was great fun and frol icked with the youngsters and had a grand time, and even his squeal had a Joyous note in it by day, but once night fell Jerry seemed to grow so low in his mind that he refused to be comforted, and his tones wefe as shrill and pierc ing as a banshee's. He grew so big that he looked like a young mountain lion in the arms of the children, and occasionally he would es cape to the front of the house and wad dling up the steps, would lie down and drop into slumber, so that visiting patients had to fall over or step over the reclinipg Jerry. Then to add to the general discomfort his squeals grew deeper, like unto the vo cal efforts of a basso profundo, the doctor, losing all patience, de clared that Jerry must pass on and pass out. So one day when his children were '.n school Jerry took his first automobile ride, ending up nt the butcher's, who had orders to return Jerry right side up with care, ready for the oven and the Sunday dinner. The children, in ignorance of this foul deed, searched high and low for the missing pig, but he couldn't be found, and after weeping violently for the first day, grew resigned to their loss, after the manner of children, and seemed to forget him. Sunday came and thé family assem bled at the dinner table. Norah, the cook, came In, bearing aloft the plump form of Jerry roasted to a turn, with his tail turned in a sancy ringlet and an apple in his mouth. There was a moment of nbsolute silence, fraught with significance for the doctor and his wife, then one of their eagle-eyed youngsters shriek ed : "It's our Jerry," and set up a dismal howl which the rest soon Joined and fixing their guilty parents with uncompromising looks demanded to know why their beloved pig was be ing served up as a burnt offering. They were aided and abetted by Norah, the cook, who, wiping a fur tive, tear from her eye with the cor ner of her apron, muttered : "Shure, 'tis mesllf thinks it a sin to murder the baste." Not one mouthful of the martyred Jerry would any of the mourning youngsters take, and the parents sud denly lost all desire for. roast pig and decided that the late Charles Lamb's dissertation of that delicacy was all wrong. Jerry, the baked, was removed with out delay and sent to a neighbor's, who took a poetic revenge in eating the animal that had squealed them into Insomnia for weeks past.—Buffalo Courier. A Delayed Funeral. George I. King, known by every man, «woman and child in Brown county and by all visitors who go to Nashville by way of Helmsburg, has been the stage coach driver between Nashville and Helmsburg and the hearse driver for Nashville's only undertaking establish ment for ten years. Recently there was to be a burial at the Story cemetery, twelve miles south of Nashville, and King was called on to drive the hearse. He hitched two horses to the hearse and started from Nashville at 5 a. m. After he had driven within two miles of the ceme tery, he got out to walk up a steep hill and noticed that he had forgotten to put the coffin in the hearse. He turned the horses' heuds toward Nash ville and made tfie trip back In short time. He loaded the coffin and changed horses and resumed the trip. The burial was delayed four hours.— Indianapolis News. "Only Man is Vile." The Quai d'Orsay, where the peace delegates gathered, contains soft, sumptuous carpets, gilded chairs, heavy square armchairs, artistic marble tables, wonderful damasks, which have so often figured In former descriptions of brilliant assemblies since the early days of the third Na poleon. Some connoisseurs of these objects demand that the sumptuous carpet be covered or removed, in order to allow the plenipotentiaries of those heroic countries to smoke cigarettes at their ease, even when absorbed by pas' •donate debate*, , » 1 Net Contents 15 Fluid Jraohn linniuiiiiilii i IB 7 r ü ALCOHOL*3 PER CENT. _ Avertable PreparationforAs J similaling IheFood by RejJ'fi*' tin^tiie Stomachs and Bowelsor. jggsasgigi 1 Thereby Promoting Digestion I Cheerfulness and RestContains i I neither Opium, Morphine no, Mineral. 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Testimonials free. *100.00 for any case of catarrh that HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE will not cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. RANKS WITH WORLD'S GREAT Achievements of Sir Isaac Newton Give Him an Assured Place Amont, Immortals. According to a legend, which, how ever, is seriously considered by certain authorities, in the year 1605, the fall of an* apple as Newton sat in his garden suggested the most magnificent of his subsequent discoveries—the law of universal gravitation. On his first uttempt to explain the lunar und planet ary motions, he employed an estimate then In use of the radius of the earth which, based on the value of a degree of latitude then prevalent, was so er roneous as to produce a discrepancy between the real force of gravity and that required by theory to explain the motions and indicated only an approxi mate verification of his theory. Ac cordingly, he abandoned for a number of years the hypothesis that a homo geneous attracting sphere behaved as if all matter was concentrated at its center, and took up other studies, con sisting chiefly of investigations of the nature of light and the construction of theories on l>glit and color. Newton died March 20 ; 1727 (old style), and his remains were interred in West minster abbey. Men do a lot of things in this world, but it's only what they do well that counts. _ ( _ _ _ Dissatisfaction in tlie Quality or Price of Coffee « is easily remedied by changing your table drink to THE ORIGINAL Postum Cereal Boiled just like coffee— 15 minutes after boiling begins—you are certain of uniform quality. The price doesn't fluctuate from one month %o the next And besides there's only one grade— the best. You get it in every package. There's a greater reason however why you should dnnk Postum — HEALTH. No upset to stomach, heart or nerves—the pen alty many pay for coffee drinking—follows the use of Postum. It's a rich, healthful, invigorating drink, and— "There's a Reason'' MEN OF SCIENCE PUZZLED Find It Hard to Account for Erratic Movements of Deep Water Fish. the The erratic movements of fish are a constant source of worry to scien tists, who, try as they will, can never account for the vagaries of these sei* dwellers. Here is a case in point : in May, 1879, tlie fishing schooner Hutch ings, sailing from Gloucester, Mass., was under the command of Captain Kirby, trawling for cod off Nantucket A strange fish came up in the nets, a large creature covered with yellow spots. The men caught over two ton» and brought them to land, where they were found to be an entirely new fam ily. Scientists named them "tile fish." for three years, till 1882, the fish were caught in huge numbers, then the "bankers" reported that they were no longer to be seen. The news came that the sea was covered with dead tile, fish. Six thousand square miles of sea were almost hidden by the dead bodies. Authorities said that there must have been a volcanic disturbance or else some deadly disease had killed off the fish. In 1915 a schooner working in the same waters caught the tile fish in abundance, and to this day the fish are there in millions. The Proper Star. "Men," shouted the tall, gaunt, fem inine lecturer who felt herself dele gated to superintend the reconstruc tion of the world. "You must con struct, you must build, you must have something to show for the work of your hands. Don't depend on the prod uct of the other man's handiwork." "We don't, lady," called out tne chap with the shoulder braid and the limp, "A lot of us fellers roll our own."— Indianapolis News. All Wasted. "A whole lot o' de talk dat goes 'round," said Uncle Eben, "ain' no mo 1 real help in movin' forward dan d« squeal In an axle."