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Yv Flag and my Flar a biasing in iha skyi Your bop and my hope h never hid a Bal Homo land and far land and hilf the world around, . Sid OWy hem eur (Ud ulun and ripp!a te dvioundl Entered at the postoffice at Knox ville, Tenn., as second-class matter. Subscription Rates, by mail, one fear, $1.00; six months, 50 cents; three months, 25 cents; single copies, I cents. "No men living are more worth) e trusted than those who toil up fro. 1 poverty, none less inclined to take or touoh aught which they have not hon estly earned." Abraham Linaoln. we street car employees at Barce lona, Spain, went on strike, and the minister of the interior announced that the men were at once mobilized under government control. He de clares that the same measure will be promptly applied to the employees of any other public utility corporation who co on strike. The Piano Workers' union formally agreed to allow women to replace men drafted into the army, but limited this agreement for women as substitutes for the period of the war and provid ed for readjustment conferences. These women received the same rate of pay as the men and worked the same num ber of hours as the men. Union men went again through the gates of the shipyards of Seattle, Ta coma and Aberdeen to work on the big hulls that have stood in various stages of completion since January 21, when a strike closed the plants. Al though several thousand men returned to work, it will be several days be fore full forces are employed again. The joint committee representing the unions Involved in the general strike in Cuba, which paralyzed business and traffic for five days, voted to accept the proposal presented by President Menocal as arbiter, thus terminating the conflict. The vote was taken after a heated debate lasting eight hours. The men returned to their places im mediately. Catherine Breshkovskaya, "grand mother of the Russian revolution," re cently went before the United States Benate propaganda inquiry committee and pleaded earnestly that America send machinery and other materials to Russia, at once to aid in industrial reconstruction, which she said would result in ridding the nation of the bolshevik burden. Charles P. Neill of Washington, um pire of the anthracite conciliation board, sustained the contention of the engineers, firemen and cranemen of steam shovels operated by the G. B. Markle company, Hazleton, Pa., that they are entitled to an eighthour day with a 8 per cent wage Increase, In stead of being paid a flat 7 per cent advance on the basis of nine hours. The award, retroactive to May 15, 1915, carries with it thousands of dollars In back pay due on wartime earnings, and applies to similar employees all over the anthracite field. Five hundred delegates representing 59 school organizations of St Louis recently took up the question of pay ing higher salaries to public school teachers. The general trend of opin ion was that a salary of not less than $1,200 should be given all teachers of the state and that an increase should be made In all departments. Tie Spanish cabinet decided to grant an eight-hour working day to the build ing trades throughout Spain, wages to be fixed by committees of employers and workmen In each district The cabinet also approved a bill to Insure workers against unemployment. , 1 Headquarters of General Dickman, commanding the American army of occupation in Coblenz. 2 Ger man troops who served in East Africa received as heroes on their return to Berlin. 3 Cottin, who tried to as sassinate Premier Clemenceau, receiving the sentence of death. " - , . NEWS REVIEW 0F1 CURRENT EVENTS Effects of German Protests and Threats Seen 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 the insistence of President Wilson, the peace delegates in Paris speeded up their work last week and really ac complished something. Mr. Wilson, It was reliably reported, told them that if results were not forthcoming soon he might reveal to the public the real causes of the delay, and just before that he 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 demand and what the Americans, sometimes backed by the British, are willing to impose on the conquered Germans. If present Indications go for any thing, those same beaten Huns are going to come out of the peace con ference in fairly good shape. The "Big Four" last week concerned themselves mainly with the major questions of reparation, the west bank of the Rhine, 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 last penny that can be got out of them, and in this are supported by the public opinion of most of the civilized world, the peace delegates, influenced apparently by the American represen tatives, 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 time shall be given her proves so com plicated a question that it was consid ered probable last week that all that will be left for decision by a commis sion after peace has been declared. Germany has a gold reserve of more than $.jOO,000,000, and likely a part of this will be demanded as a cash pay ment to be disbursed in the devastated regions of Belgium and France. When the matter of the Rhineland was taken up the effect of the German protests again was evident It was virtually decided that there shall be no buffer republic on the left bank of the Rhine, but that that region shall be neutralized and policed by allied troops until the indemnities are paid; that the Saar coal basin shall not be allotted to France, but snail remain under German sovereignty, though its products 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 an soldiers in Europe after the treaty Is signed. King Al bert of 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. Marshal Foch was sent to Spa Wed nesday with full instructions for end ing the dispute concerning Danzig. The allies wished to have General Hal ler and his Polish divisions landed at that port, and the Germans declared' they could not permit It ; and the ulti mate fate of Danzig was Involved in the matter. Before Foch had begun his negotiations a correspondent in Paris cabled that the Big Four" had decided thai 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 lly the peace delegates. The Infrequent communiques of the peace conference are about as 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. Thi 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 he formerly was. The allied delegates also were swj to be considering-he- adviSabi-li coming to an understanding with th( Russian soviet government and peri 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 e Is willing to make peace without includ ing Hungary In the pact and will then cease fighting and stop propaganda work In other countries. All this, It was reported, sounded good to the peace-makers in view of the threats of Germany to form an alliance with Rus sia or to allow itself to -"go bolahevik" 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 weatheir 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 materially.- They told of an antl-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 menshevikl and social revolu tionaries had actually started a revolt against the bolshevik regime and that Lenine and Trotzky had come to n 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 Tchltcherin, 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 irapreg-' nated by bolshevism. A riot 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 Hlnden 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 are 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 stnrted general strikes in Berlin, Frankfort, Stuttgart and other cities. Bloody riots 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 lens 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 there was much shooting; the government, at last 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 labor were sup porting the government, more than 50,000 workers were out by Thurs- nJgnt.ana.more strucn later, neu 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 the government before the meeting of the 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 the constitution. ; The covenant of the league of na tions was completed last week and submitted by the drafting committee to the commission. What was done with the various amendments suggest ed was 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 and 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 ha fiercely op posed anything like- universal military training. - ' From far-off Abyssinia comes news of two revolts against the government, one headed by n grandson of King Jo hannes II. who died In 18S9, and the other by (he governor of Dedinzmach, wherever that may be. It Is said the Abyssinian government will send n delegation to Taris 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 Is 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 tils. Tbur Hag and My Flsf A health to the fighting man! .The man with a red glint in his eye A glint that glows to a tender gleam for the old flag m the sky. To the man who dares and the man who cares for the good old U.S. A. , . t Who bears the brunt in the battle front and hurries to the fray. A health to himour soldier grim with his faith that makes his might; , . Who tunes his life to the shrilling fife and knows the way to fight I A health to the fighting man! The man all innocent of sham, Who pays the due of a loyal heart at the shrine of Uncle Sam; Who bears our load on the weary road that leads to a distant peace, And asks no halt till he finds the fault, and the roars of cannon cease ; May the throb and thrum of the rolling drum be'promiseto his ears Of the joyou3 day when hell come away to hear a nation's cheers. A health to the fighting man! The man with impulse clean and clear To hold him right as a gallant knight withbut reproach or fear; When the bugle sings and the bullet rings and the saber flashes bright, May he feel the aid of the prayers prayed to guard Mm in the fight? May good luck ride on either side and save him for the grasp Of the friendly hand in his native land that's yearning for the clasp. Copyr!ht. 1117. "MADE Iff Push For Prosperity ! Every maaho. Js.out jof work in America would have employment if the people of the United States confined their purchases for the next few months to goods made here. When you buy ask where the articles are made. Re ject foreign goods. Commodities made by American labor ought to be good enough for American citizens. TO LTLLIE MAYCELLE SHULTZ Rufus Sliultz vs. Lillie Maybelle Shultz State ff TennfcHsen 'u Chancer Court of Knox Counts. N0. 16512 In this cause,, it appearing from the bill filed, which is sworn to. that the defendant Lillie Maybelle Sliultz 'r a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that the ordinary process ieamiot, be served upon her . jt i ordered that said defendant aope.ir before the Chancery Court, ai Kncxvi'.ln. Tennessep. on or before the 1st Mnndav nf May, r,n. nn" make defense to said bill, or lb same will be taken for confessed and Ur cause 3el for hearing ex narte is to her. This notipc will be oohlished in the KNOXVTLLF INPEPFA'WNT for fo'ir sncepssiv. veel;g. This 13th day of Mar 19" 9 . I '" P-rr) ClprV Hi M.isw T. C. Philios. Sol. March. 15 2 29 Aoril 6 1019 TO REBECCA GREEN ttiley Urpen vs. Rebecca Green ftlnto or Tennessee, In Chancery ''.ntii't of Knox County. No. 16511 In (his cause it appearing from the bil' filed which is sworn to, thai (lie defendant, Rebecca Green in i non-resident of Tennessee, so than llie ordinary process cannot be served cn her, it, is ordered tnntsatrt defendant appear before the Chancery Court at Knoxville. Tennessee.' on or before the 1st Monday of May next, next, and make defense to said bill, or the same will be taken for confessed and the cause set for hearincr ex parte as to her. This notice will be pub lished in the Knoxville Independent for four consecutive weekg. This 13th day of March 191ft J. C. Ford, Clerk & Master Fred d. Hnuk. Sol. Marc 5 22 29 April, 5 1910 by W. D. Neablt) AMERICA $9 TO NELLIE MAY j ONES Tillman Jones vs Nellie May Jones State of TennMwe. In Chaneery LOurt of Knox County No. 16530 ,,'n'hl? cause 5t appearing from the bilVfiled, which is sworn to, that thf defendant l.dlie Mav Tone?! is non-resident of Tennessee, ro that ordinary process cannot bo served up on lier. it ia ordered that said defud ant appear before the Chancsrj Court, art Knoxville, Tennessee, on nefore the first Monday of Mav next, mid mnke dofenae to said bill or the same will he taken for confessed and the cause set for hearing ex parte s to tier. Thig notiop will !, k.. flished in ths Knoxvil! for font consecutive wenks. Thif 22nd day nt Man lfliil J. C FORD, C. & M C. M. Parks, Sol March?;? 2 April JU2 1919 . TO EVA i nr.AN. '. ' i Willini Lopnn vs. Kva Logan i'ulc of Tennessee. In Chniieei" Court of Knov Comity. No. 1651" in Ihia cause, it. appearing from uie bill silod which is sworn to that the defendant Eva Logan ia . resident of the State of Tennecsw ? that the ordinary process canirot be sorved upon her it it ordt.rer that said defendant appear belore the Chancers- Court, at Knoxville. lennessee, on or before the 1 Monday of . May net. and mak defense to said bill, or the eame wih be taken for confessed and the cause ret, for hearing ex-partn as to her. Thirt notice will bo nublished in the Knoxville Inclependant for four successive weeks. " This 19th diy of March, 1911) J. C. FORD, Clem & Maater. H. B. Brown, Sol. ' March 22 29 April 5 12 1919