VOL. XLII—NO. 361.
GERMANY REFUSES TO DELIVER COAL
Texas Favored by Supreme Court in Red River Boundary Decision
South Cut Bank of Stream
Made Boundary Line by
U. S. AGAINST TEXAS
Stare Is Given Great Part
of the Territory It
HAS FAMOUS HISTORY
Miners and Indians Also
Claimed Oil Under
Wasliington. D. Jan. 15.—The
south cut bank of the Red river was
made the boundary line between Texas
and Oklahoma by order of the Supreme
court today in the famous Red river
The decision is a compromise of the
conflicting contentions of the United
States and Texas, the cut bank, for
most of the distance, where the <-ontest
centered at the Rig bend, being between
the bluffs, which, the 1 nitM States in
sisted. should be made the boundary,
— Jy.l the south bank of the river at its
" normal stage, which Texas urged should
be made the line.
With regard to the location of the
cut bank in the Rig Rend area, the
court stated in detail the rule which
would be followed in determining what
constituted the cut bank, giving to
Texas, in substance, much of the ter
ritory over which the controversy arose.
Justice Mcßeynolds dissented.
Started in 191 S.
The Red river case brought to the
Supreme court the boundary dispute
between Oklahoma and Texas, which
grew acute in 1918, when oil was dis
covered in the Big Rend of that river
between Tillman nn-1 Cotton counties,
Oklahoma, and Wichita county. Toxas.
Much of the oil property in contro
versy is in the bed o? the river, and
the case quickly developed many di
versified claimants. Not only did the
two states strive for title, but the fed
eral government intervened, claiming
that the river, where it forms the
boundary, is not navigable; was not at
the time Oklahoma was admitted into
the Union, and that the river bed be
longed to the federal government and
those who held allotments of Indian
Texas and its grantees and licensees!
were supposedly eliminated from the
controversy by the opinion of the Su
preme court in April. 1921. holding
that the south bank of the river was
the boundary. When the court under
took to locate that bank its troubles
quickly increased. The records in the
case grew in volume as briefs and evi
dence of contesting claimants were filed.
Texas and those claiming under its
contentions were found to be actively
interested and insistent.
Indians Wanted It.
Oklahoma and its grantees and li
censees. contending that the river bed
belonged to that state, pressed their
claims. Indian allottees and those hold
ing under them, asserting that the
United States was tbe owner, prosecut
riparian claims to the river bed
across to the Texas border, and among
other claimants were those who had
made placer mining locations on the
theory that the river bed was public
land opened under the mineral laws.
Many of these conflicting claims were
quieted by the Supreme court in its
opinion of May 1. 1922. which held tn
part that the river where it forms a
boundary between the two states is not
navigable, nnd that title to it did not
pass to Oklahoma upon its admission
into the Union, but remained in the
United States; that the land bad not
been opened to entry under the mineral
laws, and that the placer mining claims
were not valid: that riparian rights at
taching to Indian allotments extended
only to tbe middle of the river, and
that similar riparian rights were en
joyed by Oklahoma and others who hnd
obtained title to lands which originally
were a part of the Indian reservation.
The opinion left until today a decision
tbe highly interesting and important
phase of the controversy of where the
boundary line shall be drawn.
Starts Revolving Egg Donations.
Fredericksburg. Tex.. Jan. 15.—At
the time of the hill country poultry ex
position held here in December, County
Agent R. S. Miller started a plan bv
which donations of settings of eggs are
received from breeders to be given to
poultry elub boys and girls. Club mem
bers receive these settings under condi
tions one of which is that for five years
they will return annually to the county
ngent one setting of eggs to be used simi
larly. Local breeders and smh as ex
hibited at the show donated twenty-one
of eggs. Since then the cham-
commerce ba* aided the project.
Secretary F. R. Senor addressing a
number of breeders in this matter. About
sixty settings have been booked.
THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
SIGNS OF A STORM
FLEET OUT TO SEA
Dry Navy Has Nothing to
Do With the De
New York, Jan. 15.—The booming of
far-off “guns" chaaed to sea the boot
legging fleet of schooners and freight
ers lying beyond the three mile limit
from Sandy Rock to Fire Island light,
that has fed scores of motorboats with
liquor cargoes. But the guns were
those of the approaching storm, not of
a dry patrol. The warning that drove
the ragamuffin fleet seaward was that
of the barometer, and not a warning
from the traditional enemy of tbe boot
legging crews, the prohibition navy.
Observers reported that the ships
which had been lying outside tbe three
mile limit, had hauled anchor and put
off to more open water. The storm de
feated plans laid in accordance with
the sucess of the small-boat runners, in
the last few days and landings of liquor
was not recorded.
So close were the ships to the legal
limit, that shippers thought it wise to
ride the storm further at sea, lest their
craft be driven ashore.
Passengers aboard the incoming
steamship Mayaro from Trinidad, how
ever. caught glimpses of the fleet about
30 miles down the coast from Sandy
Hook, they reported upon arrival.
OLDER MONDAY NIGHT
Temperature May Go to 38 While Tues
day Will Be Fair and Warmer.
A continuation of quick rhnngin?
temperatures is in store for San An
tonio in the next 24 hours. The fore
cast for Monday nifht, issued by Me
teorologist J. IT. Jarbor, indicates cold
er weather, with clear skies, while
Tuesday will be fair and warmer. The
mercury may slip down before day
break Tuesday to 3K degrees, hut fm<t
is not likely. Th* grinds will bo north
erly to easterly and moderate.
San Antonio temperatures in the last
24 hours had a range of ”2 degrees.
Ibe warmest Sunday, on the weather
bureau thermometer being 79 and chill
iest, early on Monday, being 47.
A large area of high pressure, a sort
of twin “high/’ with one center orer
Utah and the other over Kansas, is
the chief influence nf local weather
conditions for the present, bringing
clear, cool weather.
It was generally fair and cool—but
not extremely cold—orer the whole
country Monday, except that a little
rain and warmer temperatures in the
extreme northwest indicated the ap
proach of a “low.” nnd the “low” pass
ing out over th® Atlantic produced light
rains all along the eastern const, includ
ing Gulf points in Texas. There were
a few places Sunday that had heavy
rains, notably Beaumont ith about two
inches. The refrenting “low” was also
responsible for some snow in Pennsyl
There was no zero weather in the
United States. St. Paul yas perhaps
the coldest largo city, with 14 degrees.
A $25,000,000 FIRM
Standard Pipe Une Company Organ
ized as Common Carrier.
Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 15.—Tie
Standard Pipe Line Company, Inc.,
has been organized by the Standard
Oil Company of Louisiana and incor
porated as a common carrier of oil
with a capital stock of 825,000.000 to
engage in the transportation of oil.
The movement i* made, aocordinr to
D- R. Weller, president of the Standard
Oil Company of Louisiana, because of
th* extension of the company’s pine
lines into Arkansas, which, under the
federal law, made it a common carrier
for the movement of interstate oil.
2 r m 72 2 a. F 8
3 p. m........ 7 5 3 a. m 51
4 p. m...*.*.*79 4 a. m 52
5 p. m. 79 n a. 13
8 p. m........ 78 fi a. 51
A p. m *.75 7 a. 49
R p. 72 8 a. m 47
9 p. 89 9 a. m 49
IS p. m 68 Ift a. m ...52
It p. m 63 11 a. m 55
12 midnight... .19 1? noon 57
JAN. 15— 1 r. ri 6ft
1 a. m 58 2 p. m 13
San Antonio and vicinity; Monday ni<ht.
fair, colder; Tuesday, fair, warmer: min
imum temperature, 33 to 44: light to med
erate northerly to easterly winds.
En*t Texas: Fair: colder in south por
tion: Tuesday, fair and warmer.
West Texas: Fair; warmer Tuesday.
HOME WEATHEH FOK TOI RISTS.
St. T.o«ri«:' ‘ Tetnperattire, 38; clear;
righteen-mila wind from tho weat;. lowest
temperature in hour*. 34; high-
Chicago: Temperature. 34; ' cloudy:
twelve-mile wind from the southwest;
lowest temperature in last 24 hours, 32’
Kansas City: Temperature, 3?; dear:
fourleen-mile wind from tha west: lowest
temperature in last 24 hours. 30; high
New York: Temperature. 24: clear; 24-
milo wind from the west; lowest temper
ature in last 24 hours. 34: highest. 34.
Washington: Temperature, 40; clear;
alx-mile wind from the northeast; lowest
temperature in last 24 hours, 40; high
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1923.—FOURTEEN PAGES.
DEAD IN CAB
Body Discovered in Rented
Garage at Colorado
LONG TIME THERE
Killed by Federal Reserve
Guard; Deserted by
Denver, Colo.. Jan. 15. —Tbe daring
bandit who stood upon the running
board of an automobile of tbe men who
robbed a federal reserve bank truck of
.$200,000 in front of the Denver mint on
December 18, last, and sped away amid
a rain of bullets from mint guards, paid
with his life.
Deserted by his pals, the body of the
dead robber—believed to be the leader of
the band —was found last night in a
private garage in tbe fashionable Capi
tol Hill residence district.
A gaping wound near the bandit's
heart told the story. In bls poeket was
a large calibre revolver, while a high
powered rifle and a pump shotgun were
found in the car.
The man, whose clothing and hands
bore evidence that he was not used to
manual labor, rented the garage about a
week before the mint robbery occurred.
When the new tenant did not pay his
rent the owners and Frank W. McGee,
a plumber with a shop nearby, who had
become suspicious, investigated. The
dead bandit was found stretched out in
the front seat of the car. He was froz
en and an overcoat had been thrown
.Police believe the bandit - home ws«
in Chicago. The initials "T. F. H.”
were found on a handkerchief in his
pocket. His necktie came from Capper
& Capper. Chicago. and his tan shoes
were bought in Chicago.
Tear Labels From Caps.
Eight shells to fit the revolver in the
bandit's pocket were found in his coat.
Five men's caps, from which the signa
tures of the makers had bee:, torn, were
found in the bandit car or nearby.
The automobile had been stolen from
Brighton, Colo., in October, last.
The dead man was described as being
35 years old, short and heavy set.
The robbery of the federal reserve
gu .rds took place at 10:3O o'clock on
the morning of December IS, last.
Driving up alongside of a federal
reserve truck as the four guards were
carrying s2oo.OttO in new five-d liar
bills from the mint, where it b.-.d been
kept as a measure of safety, the meu
Tbe leader, believed to be the man
found dead in the stolen automobile last
night, directed a terrific fire at the ap
proaching reserve bank guards and. aid
ed by bis confederates, captured the
currency, all of which was in new bills
of the Kansas City Federal Reserve
Rank.' They placed it in their car and
As the leader of the bandit gang
opened fire, Charles T. Linton, aged
guard for the bank, attempted to draw
bis revolver, but a bullet from the gun
of the loader of the gang struck him
and be fell, mortally wounded. Linton
was removed to the county hospital,
where he died a few hours later. Before
dying he declared he had shot one of the
Fired Final Volley.
Gathering up the money, the bandits
re-entered their car and sped away. As
they left tbe vicinity, tbe man. who had
taken the lead during the actual rob
bery, stood upon the running board of
tho car and fired a final volley.
The mint guards sent a shower of
lead from the second story of the mint.
One bandit was seen to lurch forward.
Only the quick work of the companions
prevented him from falling from the
car. According to Chief of Police m il
liams. the man thus injured never left
the car after that.
It is the theory of Deputy Coroner
Bostwick that tbe bullet from one o.
tbe guns of the guards or possibly, from
rhe gun of Linton, struck the man on
the left hand, passed out about four
inches farther back _o the and
penetrated his chest about a halt inch
above the heart. These are tbe only
signs of wounds to be found on the body.
It is the further theory of the police
that the bandits drove directly east from
the mint, and drove into the garage,
found their leader dead, locked the ga
rage. and. re-entering a car probably
parked in some garage in the immediate
vicinity, left Denver.
SUSPECT IN HOLDUP HELD.
Chicago Police Arrest Man After Long
Distance Telephone Call.
Chicago. Jan. 15.—A man answering
the description of Albert T. Hollywood,
said by police to have been tbe leader
of the band which robbed Federal Re
serve bank guards of $200,000 at the
door of tbe Denver mint December 18.
was arrested here yesterday when detec.
lives raided his room in a loop hotel.
(Continued on next page.)
Where Ghastly Tale of Mer Rouge Outrages Is Told
The courtroom at Bastrop. La., where witnesses at an open hearing arc unfolding the slaying by torture of F. Watt
Daniel and Thomas F. Richards at the hands of hooded men. John C. Nettles, who found the bodies, is on the wit
ness stand at left: Judge F. L. Odoin on the bench. •
ABOUT TO FALL TO
Heavy Street Fighting Tak
ing Place in Baltic
By ths Associated Breas.
Berlin, Jan. 15.—Dispatches to the
laika 1 Anzeiger report heavy street
fighting in Memel, the Baltic area re
cently invaded by Lithuanian irregu
lars. The Lithuanians, the message as
erte, are in almost complete posses
Dy the Associated Press.
Berlin, Jan. 15.—A dis)>at.'h received
here from Heidekrug. southwest of
Memel, says tbe Lithuanian raiders
hare set up a new government with
M. Simonetitis as president. Simone
litis is reported to hare requested the
Allied High Commission to withdraw
the French troops from the Memel
By the Associated Press.
Paris. Jan- 15.—The Frenh cruiser
Voltaire, now at Brest, has been or
dered to sail nt once for Memel.
This order is in addition to the two tor
pedo boat destroyers also sent to the
TWO LIVES LOST
IN BAD BLIZZARD
IN NOVA SCOTIA
Food Rans Short on Train
Stalled in Snow for 24
Halifax, N. S.. Jan. 15.—Two lives
were lost and much property damage
result from tbe worst blizzard that
has raged in this province in twenty
years. The storm started on Friday
and continued for more than 36 hours,
tying up traffic completely in most sec
The Jirst express train to reach this
city since Friday pulled in late last
night from Montreal. It had been
stalled at Londondery. SO miles from
Halifax, for 24 hours, where it was
almost completely , covered with snow
and fuel and food supplies ran short.
THREE WOUNDED IN
AFFRAYS ON SUNDAY;
ONE BADLY INJURED
Shooting Scrape Results
From Card Game; Two
Cut With Knife.
Three persons, wounded in Sunday
affrays, were taken to the Robert B.
Green Memorial Hospital by tbe police,
for treatment. The condition of one is
Brijedo Pacheco, 107 Chihuahua
street, was shot in the right groin dur
ing an argument, said to have been
over a card game at 5 o'clock Sunday
morning. His conditions is serious.
Lii|>e Mareado. 1145 South Colorado
street, surrendered to Deputy Sheriff
Charles Peters later in tbe day and
is held in Ihe cdunty jail, charged with
the shooting. Police Captain Brown,
Detective Norton and Officers Ram
schisscl, Christoph and Kilborn, re
sponded when report of the shooting
was filed at headquarters. The trou
ble occurred at a Chihuahua street
Arapito Niete, 1006 Tampico street,
v as slashed across the right hand Sun
day noon near the intersection of South
Laredo street and South Santa Rosa
avenue. His assailant escaped.
Corine Sledge, negress. 510 Zaca
tecas alley, was ent on the right arir.
in an assault made upon her at 9
o'clock at night near the corner of
Matamoras and South Frio streets. A
negro, whom she charges with the at
tack, is still at large
Baby Legs Growing
More Like 11, Less
Like X, (> and X
New York. Jan. 15.—Legs are get
ting straighter. Dr. Asa R. Davis of
the Lying-in-hospital, where 1.009
babies are exxamined weekly, said.
Bow legs are passe. Dr. Davis
said, and legs of this ( 1 type are
fast giving ways to legs like this IT,
Moreover, legs fashioned X and legs
modeled ) ( are fewer than they
Parents no longer teach their
children to walk too soon, Dr. Davis
gave as the reason for the change,
“Bowlcggedness is really caused
by malnutrition, a simple deficiency
in bone-making calcium. Vitaminea.
in good milk, fruit juices, groins and
vegetables are rapidly eliminating
rickets >in neighborhoods whero
health information is easily avail
INSTABILITY IN COAL
OF HIGH PRICES
Commission Says Strike
April I Is Not
Washington, D. C., Jan. 15.—In
stability in the bituminous coal min
ing industry is the fundamental cause
of high prices and the fuel shortage
which has menaced tbe American pub
lic repeatedly in recent years, the
United States Coat Commission held
today in a preliminary report of its
fast-finding investigation laid before
Labor troubles, transportation dif
ficulties, and over-developincnt of the
industry in mines and man power to a
point where it is much larger than
necessary to supply public demand for
its product—if operations wee con
tinuous—were all three assigned as
among primary causes for the condi
tions. The exact bearing which these
have upon the existing situation, the
comipis«ion said, it intended to study
in its further inquiry.
Regarding the possibility nf another
general coal strike after April 1, the
report said the commission "has rea
son to believe that an agreement will be
reached in tho near future that will
avert sny wide spread cessation of
mine operations in union fields oh
GRAND JURY TOLD
TO RUN DOWN MEN
WHO BEAT WOMAN
Judge Denounces Flogging
Party in Scathing
Houston. Tex.. Jan. 15.—Tn scathing
terms. Judge Robinson, in tho criminal
district court this morning, instructed
the grand jury to cease its investiga
tions into “petty thievery and burglary”
and devote its whole attention to run
ning down those responsible for the
whipping of Mrs. R. H. Harrison and
R. A. Armand at Goose Creek ten
Mrs. Harrison was in the court room
while the instructions we.re given and
immediately afterwards was taken into
tbe grand jury rooom.
Chicagoan to Be Prims Donna.
Chicago, Jan. 15—A Chicago Lithu
anian girl, who is to become tbe primu
donna of the National tlpeni of Lithu
ania, made her farewell appearance be
fore Middle Western Lithuanians last
night. She is Miss Mnriona Kakuska,
who was born on Chicago's West Side.
Striking Shopman Sentenced.
Little Kock, Ark., Jan. 15.—John
Spurgeon, striking shopman, Sundav
was sentenced to a year in the peni
tentiary following a verdict of guilty
by a jury which heard his second trial
on a charge of bombing the home of
a non-union shop employe.
DEATH LIST GETS
ANOTHER NAME IN
Victim Marries Nurse When
Told He Cannot
Cliicago. Jan. 15.—Another name
was added today to the list of those
men whose death resulted from the
Herrin mine riots of June 21 and 22,
bringing the total to 24.
Sidney J. Morrison, 23, tbe first
casualty in the outbreaks, died yester
day from his wounds in a Chicago
hospital, six days after marrying his
nurse. Miss Roeella Lawson of Joliet,
Morrison submitted t" three unsuc
cessful operations for relief from
Last Monday, when told be might not
live 24 hours, Morrison married Miss
With Jury Soon.
By the AA»<*ciated Pr»*»a
Marion, 111.. Jan. 15 The defense
for the fire minors on trial for murder
in connection with tho Herrin riots ex
pected to rest its case today. There
were only a few more impeachment
witnesses and character witnesses call
ed to testify for the defense today.
The case will probably rest with the
jury by Thursday.
Individual verdicts will be rendered
in each case, the jnry also, in event
of conviction of any of the defendants,
fixing a penalty that maj- range from
one year in prison to death. •
NEW FOUNTAIN DRINK
Mixture at Pharmacy Developed "Kid*"
Says Permissive Agent.
An experiment to try out a new
fountain drink resulted in the arraign
ment of Milton A. Frost of tbe Frost
Pharmacy, 1228 San Pedro Avenue,
before United States Commissioner R.
L. Edwards, Monday morning, on the
charge of possession and manufacture
of liquor. Bond was fixed at $5OO un
til the case could be heard in federal
court. Several days ago at the phar
macy Permissive Agent Pfeffer discov
ered several gallons of what he sus
pected to bo wine. An analysis of the
fluid resulted in the report that it con
sisted of an unknown mixture contain
ing 12.12 per cent alcohol.
The mixture consisted of a concen
trated extract of grapes, manufactured
by a northern concern, mixed with
water and sugar. The label on the
can containing the non-alcoholic extract
advises that "after mixing with water
and sugar keep in a cool place to pre
When brought before Commissioner
Edwards, Mr. Frost asserted that the
drink was not ready for sale when it
was seized by the prohibition agents.
He hdd intended to boil off the alcohol
before the drink was sold over the
counter, he asserted, according to the re
port. He hnd been informed that the
drink had been reommended as being
readily saleable, and was going to test
the statement of Ihe company's repre
CONVICTED MAN SHOT
Sentenced for Violating Volstead Ael
But Murder Closes Case.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Jan. 15.—Martin
Burke, sentenced at Cleveland. Ohio,
recently to serve 13, months in tbe At
lanta penitenthiry for violating the
prohibition laws, was murdered at hi«
homo here last night by a man who es
ceped in an automobile bearing an Ohio
Burke was seated in the parlor of his
homo when the door bell rang. A» he
opened the door n man placed a pistol
against hi’ stomach, said : “I've got you
now” and fired. Burke fell nnd the
murderer ran down tbe steps and jump
ed into a waiting automobile.
Burke conducted a number of saloon*
here for 30 years, and when the Vol
stead law went into effect he retained
his state license to sell “near beer ”
Tried in Cleveland in connection with
n big liquor deal, Rurko was convicted
He wns fined $2900 and sentenced to
Atlanta prise”. He was to have left
for Atlanta Tuesday morning.
FRENCH OCCUPY BOCHUM
AS MINE OWNERS ORDER
COAL DELIVERIES STOPPED
Communists Quit Work and Spread
Leaflets Demanding War With
France and Resignation of Cuno
When Occupation Army of 45,000
Marches Deeper Into Rich Industrial
Region Housing Factories of Hugo
Dusseldorf, Jan. 15.—France’s answer to the German
mine owner's refusal to deliver coal on any terms was to ex
tend the zone of occupation, originally intended to cover only
the Bochum region. The new line established by General
De Goutte’s forces is from fifteen to twenty kilometers fur
ther eastward, coming to the edge of the great industrial
city of Dortmund. Today's operation by the French encircles
all the Ruhr industries of Hugo Stinnes, the German indus
Berlin, Jan. 15.— Recording the arrival of the French at
Bochum, all work immediately ceased and excitement pre
vailed. The communists began distributing leaflets advocat
ing war with France and demanding the resignation of Chan
In consequence of the destruction of two French pla
cards in the streets of Essen, the French commander has
ordered a German police guard on the spot day and night.
The commander has given notice that if the offense is re
peated and negligence by the police is proved, the latter will
be severely punished.
SEARCH ASHES FOR
BODIES OF PEOPLE
BURNED TO DEATH
Hotel Rains Believed to
Hide From Two to
Tacoma, Wash.. Jan. 15. — Police
and firemen began at daybreak to
search tbe ruins of a $100,090 fire in
the business district, in the belief that
from two to seven persons perished.
The dead are believed to have been
gusts in two low-priced hotels that
Farewell Party Proposed for
American Army of
Ry WILLIAM B. NASH.
Special Cable to The San Antonin Light
and th® Chicago Daily News.
Coblenz. Jan. 13.—’Shades of Luden
dorff. Hindenburg and the Argonne
Forest! Who would believe that tbe
World war in which the United States
fought Germany was only four years
past ? The city of Coblenz wou’ ’ have
given a receptirn today to the Amer
ican troops here in order to express it«
gratitude for services rendered since tbe
armistice if CdZena with the rest of
Germany bad not been undergoing a
day of mourning for the Ruhr occupa
Tbe plan was to have the freedom
of the city conferred on General Allen
and the youngest doughboy on the roster
roll. Tbe American officers could not
be outdone in bospitalitv on bearing cf
tbe German plan. General Allen on
his part gave a small informal farewell
luncheon today following a gorgeous
hunting party in scarlet and white te
Dr. Gruetner. governor of J szeldor‘f
The mayor of Uoblenz nnd other dig
nitaries in the Rhineland were inrited.
speeches were exchanged hopin* for
the future friendship of the German and
TWO CENTS p,r Copy ln **•* * ni * vfaini'.p
A »V V VLuX 1 D Fivecenu on train, ana .iMvn.ia
By the Aasaeiated Press.
By the Associated Press.
The German coal commission has pro
hibited the coal owners of the Ruhr
from supplying coal or coke to France
or Belgium, even if payment ia mad*
for the fuel. This stiffening attitude
by the German government is expected
to precipitate drastic action by ths
By the A»»otl*ted Prem. 1
.Washington, D. C„ Jan. 15.—Tha
French embassy informed the dtat©
Department today that five divisions,
comprising a total of 45,000 men, womd
take part in the new move to insure
control over the Bochum district as a
result of the German government’a or-'
der stopping coal deliveries.
By th. Aswciated Frew.
Essen, Jan. 15.—Because ot a cbans*.
of front by tbe coal magnates and the
repudiation of their agreement to re
sume coal deliveries, the French today:
re-inforced tbe occupation movements.
Troops and tanks were moved up from
the old zone and the ring around Esaea
It is reported that French soldiera
arriving at the small town of Bucr
were greeted with a shower of stones,
but no one was hurt. When the French
general arrived be announced that tha
German police superintendent would ba
A decree issued Sunday exempt* tha
French troops from tbe luxury tax and
orders notification of ail meetings threw
days before due. with the names <■(
the organizers and probable attendant*.
It forbids strikes and processions and
also forbids all civilians from wearing
Bochum, to which the French oecupa.
lion has been extended, exceed* tbe Es
sen region already occupied in coal pro
duction. The Eessen district is pro
ducing 26.000,000 tons of coal annual
ly. while the sone qf Bochum and it*
neighborhood is producing 70,000,000
BERLIN PEOriJl PROTEST.
Immense Crowd Assemble* T* Shou*
“Down With France.”
By the A«»oeiatea Crem.
Berlin. Jan. 15.—Great demonstra
tions of protest against tbe French
occupation of tbe Rube took place ye*,
terdir. ThcrS were no untoward in
' (e principal meeting, called by th*
not parties, was held on th*
Ko isplatx,' opposite th* Reichstag.
BcftTfinoon an immense crowd had
assenl Jed about the great monument
to fy” erected after the Fr.-tco
l r I I Flaf were half-otalfwl
on g»Ven». f y* buildings, and. for th*
first time sitri republic was estab
lished. th* republican colors »«•
prominently displayed at many of th*
The crowd w*« composed ot middi*
class people, dressed ia their Suadar
best. Tbe speeches w«w acclaimed
(Continued on next pas« ) .
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