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k,;-: :: TTHTTC TOTCCTMONB PAULA r . M - ' I,, T i "' 'ji'"" " " ' 11 i n---...... - - VOL XLtV " NO 71 p"uni nd 8un-Teieram RICHMOND, IND., SATURDAY . EVJENING, FEB. li, 1919 V ' SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS . ' Consolidated HOT , . ' ' : ; :- -- - - ,. - . ,-v- - .- - ' FUTURE SAFETY OF FRANCE TO BE ME SURE DY CttRESS Precautions'Against Depreda- tions of Last War Will be Demanded in Peace Terms by French Nation. : IS HOT IMPERIALISTIC ' By PRANK H. 8IMOND8. fCoBrricfct. !!. by The MeClwr NtwiHHf Syndicate) ARTS. Feb. l.At the outset m of any discussion of condi tions in the Fans comer- ence It is essential to estao Ush the principles and pur poses of the great powers here represented, and ac cordingly I propose in this to discuss exclusively the viw of neace negotiations article French and to try to explain besides what France desires and aemanas in io shape of settlement of the great war. In later articles I shall try to deal In similar fashion with the purposes of Great Britain and of Italy as, ex pressed here in Paris. To understand the French state or mind it Is necessary first of ail . to re member at all times that France has been Invaded country. The war has been ought on French soli and while England and the United States are most concerned with the relatively abstract questions of making war Im possible in the future, French states men and French soldiers alike, what ever their faith in the league of na tions, are bound primarily to take pre cautions against another invasion. e If you talk with Frenchmen, some where la the discussion there is bound to be asserted the fact that four times In a century Prussian or German arm ies have come down from the north, in all cases bringing destruction, and save In the last case, taking from France a portion - of her territory. -Fear Future. As a consequences, the Imperative demand of the French people upon their representatives in Paris Is that no matter what engagements are taken Internationally In the shape of a League of Nations, there must -also be practical steps taken as a. form of insurance, against a possible failure or the League of Nations, i suppose 4tmr greater hope that the league may succeed than In Fmnoe; but for the same reason no where i there greater fear that it may fall and the same cloud of de vastation and destruction descend from the North once- more. Now translating this French senti ment Into fact becomes a difficult thing. What it i has already resulted in is rather wide-spread suspicion both among the English and the Amer- leans that France is once more the prey of chauvinistic and imperialistic demands. The commonest of all as sertlons Is that France once more de mands the left bank of the Rhine from Lauter to the Dutch frontier, while French aspiration seeks to restore conditions created by the French revolution and expressed in familiar phrase "The natural frontier." So far as I am able to judge from conditions here existing, it is not an accurate statement. There -are cer tainly Frenchmen who desire the left bank of the Rhine, as there are Ameri cans who desired to see Mexico an nexed to the United States; their views are heard, but they are the views of Individuals and not of the nation or of the government. Demand Alsace-Lorraine What the French demand as a whole Is that Alsace-Lorraine shall return to the republic, that the front iers of 1870 shall be restored, and that in addition France shall receive the Saar coal region, which was hers up to 1814 concerning which I shall speak again in a moment and that is all. I think there are very few wise or thoughtful Frenchmen who desire to create a new Alsace-Lorraine, to their own detriment, as Germany cre- , ated hers nearly half a century ago. On the other hand, with respect to territory between the Alsace-Lorraine frontier and the Rhine, France has certain definite views. These views are military and not political. In my judgment France will demand that strategic railways constructed by Ger many before the recent war, and for the purpose of waging this war, the great lines which led to the Belgian frontier, shall be destroyed. For Military Purposes These lines had no economic pur pose, they were double track trunk lines, stopping abruptly at the Bel gian frontier, in many cases, with ter minal facilities which bore no rela tion to any peace-time traffic. Be cause these lines existed. Germany t was able to push her mighty hordes into Belgium four and a half years ago. In the second place, the French will demand that the fortifications that ex ist on the left bank of the Rhine shall be destroyed, with the single purpose . that Germany' shall not be able again to repeat the 1914 episode and push aggressive war into the heart of French territory in the very first weeks of the struggle. Finally the French will demand that the Germans maintain no garrisons and no armies west of the Rhine, and that in my Judgment is what the French expect to get and substantial ly all: Germany on the west bank of . the Rhine, under inducements such as mitigation of their share of the price to be paid 'and the burdens of war, may chooso to separate themselves from the German, nation and become s an Independent republic, thus creat-L-ing a buffer state between France and Germany. But I do not believe that is more than a hope, or that it will con stitute any definite French program. Now in sum all these things mean (Continued on Page Two) Yankees Ordered to Send Postcard Home at Once (By Associated Press) PARIS, Feb. 1. Every member of the American expeditionary forces will have to write a postal card and start it homeward in the immediate future, according to an order issued today. The order prescribes that the post card shall be dated and inform the next of kin of the soldier's station, physical condition and the organiza tion to which he Is attached. The cards will be furnished by the organ ization commanders, who are ordered to collect and censor the cards prompt ly and make every effort to dispatch them speedily. The order was found to be neces sary owing to the neglect of many soldiers to write to their people at home, who remained in ignorance of the whereabouts and health of their soldier relatives and therefore were kept in constant state of mental anxiety. . . MILLION MEN NOW DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE OF U. S. Thirty-three Generals Among Nurnber Released rrom Army Service. v (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Demobili zation of the army passed the million mark during the past week, General March announced today, with 61,237 officers and 952,411 men actually dis charged. Of the officers mustered out 2,444 were on duty in Washington. The demobilization has proceeded to such a point that general officers are being discharged from the war organ ization. General March announced the honorable discharge of 33 generals, all except four of them being regulars to return to their ranks In the regular establishment. The total number of men ordered for early discharge had reached 1, 296,000, , including- 153,000 .returning from overseas. Major casualties of the 35th Divi sion (Missouri and Kansas national guards) practically complete, General March announced today were 1,733 men divided as follows: - Killed 696; died of wounds, 217; missing In action, 808; prisoners, 112. : - Official Casualties. An official tabulation of casualties by divisions for the American expedi tionary forces, 97 . per cent complete to date, was made public today by the war department. The totals for all divisions exclusive of the two regi ments of marines in the second divi- slona, are; ,JCilTed -in action 27,762: died of wounds 11,396; missing in ac tion 14,649; prisoners . 2,785. - Grand total of major casualties, 66,592. .- - - The figures for each of the 30 com bat divisions included showed the fol lowing totals of major casualties: First 5,248; second 2,965; third 3, 617; fourth 2,986; fifth 2,504; sixth 122; seventh 326 (all regular divi sions) twenty-sixth 2,864; twenty-seventh 2,194; twenty-eighth 3,890; twenty-ninth 1,117; thirtieth 1,772; thirty second 3,213; thirty-third 1,171; thirty fifth 1,733; thirty-sixth 869; thirty-sev-enth (Ohio and West Virginia national guards) 1,250; forty-second (Rainbow) 2,950; seventy-seventh 2,692: seventy eighth 1,825;' seventy-ninth 2,389; ! eightieth 1,355; eighty-first, 370, eighty- second 1,592; eighty-eighth 66; eighty ninth 1,525; nintieth 1,585; ninety-first 1,072; ninety second (National army negroes) 211; ninety-third (National army negroes) 489. In killed in ac tion the first regular division leads the list with 2,303. First Division Leads. The only division to lose more than 1,000 men died of wounds was the first with 1,050. Only three divisions had more than 100 missing in action, the first with 1,789, the twenty-eighth with 1,174, and the seventy-ninth witn 1,142. The heaviest losses in prisoners was in the ewenty-eighth division with 691 men taken by the enemy. The twenty- sixth was second with 354 taken pris oners and the seventy-seventh third, with 336. ALLIES ARE PRESSED BACK IN RUSSIA (By Associated Press) ARCHANGEL, Friday, Jan. 31. An other violent attack by the Bolshevikl on the American, Russian and British position Taresvo compelled the hard pressed and out-numbered little allied column in this sector to withdraw yes terday approximately 40 miles. Its new position is at the village of Srd makrenga. THE WEATHER For Indiana by United States Weather Bureau Fair tonight; Sun day cloudy and warmer. Probably snow In north and snow or rain in south portion in afternoon or night. ' Today's Temperature. Noon ...30 Yesterday. Maximum 45 Minimum 17 For Wayne County by W. E. Moore Fair tonight. Sunday, increasing cloudiness, northeast winds shifting to southeast tonight. General Conditions A storm of con siderable energy, the first one for two weeks, is developing over the Rocky mountain plateau and is causing snow over that district. Decidedly colder weather is over the upper lakes and below zero on Lake Superior. The Alaskan cold wave continues intense, 44 below at None, 52 below at Eagle, and 62 below at Tanana. - Stormy weather is on its way and stormy and blustery rain and snow is expected the first of next week. . 1 : .1 - . ,-. .... - ; ....... 1 PEACE TERMS TO RE GIVEN GERMS ON FEBRUARY 17 Action to Get World Back to Peace-Time Basis to be Tak- - en as Quickly as Possible by Peace Congress. DECIDE NUMBER TROOPS (By Associated Press) PARIS. Feb. 1 Preliminary peace terms will probably be presented to Germany along with conditions for a further renewal of the armistice, this month, if present plans are not de ranged. Recognizing the need for a return of the world to a normal peace time basis, the 1 nations associated against Germany are considering mak ing a start toward the actual peace treaty by inserting some of the ele mentary terms into the conditions which will be submitted to the Ger man armistice commission on Febru ary 17th. Thi3 decision is reflected, also in the examination now under way to de termine what American troops it will be necessary to leave in occupied territory. The plan is to get them all out as soon as it seems advisable and it has been thought that a start might well be made in laying down the terms of peace. Some officials who have been close ly studying the situation believe that the armistice itself might well be de veloped into a peace treaty, just as they think a society of nations might be developed out of the deliberations of the peace conference. President Wilson is known to have examined this view and contemplated its possi bilities. Scope Not Limited. No official statement of the details of the "compromise plan" for the gov ernment of the former German col onies by mandatories has been made, but it is understood that the use of the word "colonies" in official state ments does not limit the scope of the plan to form German territory. It may also apply to such territories as Mesopotamia, Armenia and Palestine, Chinese and Japanese - claims to Islng-Tac. it is understood, will be left for adjustment to the league' of nations, and it is also believed that the same order will prevail as to Dal- matia and Albania, over, which, Italy and Jugo-Slavla. are at odds. The present program contemplates the hastening of the league of na tions' plan by the committee having it in charge so that a report may be made before President Wilson's de parture. The Sacretariat has changed the name of this body to "the com mission on the society of nations" In deference to the wishes of a number of delegates who regarded the use of the word "league as indicating an allh ance for offensive and defensive pur poses. FEW WOMEN LET OUT IN FACTORIES Very few women employed in shops and factories of Richmond have been discharged on account of returning soldiers, and so far as laboring women are concerned, the Industrial situation has steadied itself, according to Miss Mary Fisher, acting head of the Unit ed States labor bureau About 1,000 women was the maxi mum employed in the city at any time during the war, and of these, while about 150 were laid off recently, part got other work or were taken back, so that the number employed now is about 900 Most women who had taken men's jobs were not discharged, " but were put on other work in the same estab lishment, when the soldiers returned As most of the Richmond shops have Eteadied down to a peace basis, Miss Fisher thinks it unlikely that there will be any more discharges of women for a while at least. While she has plenty of positions open for housework, the labor bureau head says it is almost impossible to get a woman who has. once done office or shop work to take them. Office or chop jobs are snapped up in a hurry. Hungarians Attack Czecho-Slovak Force (By Associated Press) PARIS. Feb. 1. Czecho-Slovak troops were attacked by the thirty S tend' and thirty-eighth Hungarian regiments on Thursday at Balassa, 45 miles north of Budapest, according to a Budapest dispatch, says a Zurich telegram to the Matin. There was fierce fighting around the barracks occupied by the Czecho-Slovaks and when the dispatch was filed the Hun garians were preparing to bomb the buildings by airplanes. Germany to Send Potash to U. S. for Foodstuffs (By Associated Press) BERLIN, Thursday, Jan. 30 Herr Schneddekopf. director general of the Potash Syndicate and formerly con trolling the syndicate's interests in America, told the correspondent to day that, as a condition of the armis tice between Germany and the allies, the former was likely to make a first shipment of sixty-thousand tons of muriate of potash soon. This potash would be sent to America, he said, in exchange for foodstuffs.- He added: "We are anxious to resume former relations with the United States and hope, in time, to reach our 'former I . 1 standard of - production. PREMIER CLEMENCEAU TAKES BRIEF REST f f-Ty " . . M p& " Q' To get a much needed rest be fore beginning his duties as presi dent of the world peace confer- Dissatisfaction Over Colony Plan is Shown by London Newspapers (By Associated Press) LONDON, Friday, Jan. 31 The comment of the London morning news papers regarding plans for the dispo sition of the German colonies dis plays a continuance of dissatisfac tion In many quarters. The Post ac cuses the British delegates in Paris of weakly acquiescing in the abro gation of British sovereignty. Referring to the statement irom Paris that President Wilson objects to the word "annexation" the news paper says: "If a word is the only cause fot a difference and if the an nexations German territories is not justified ' by such precedents as the occupation ol tne rninppines, mere is doubtless room for accommodation. But the idea of making the British government, or a dominion govern ment the servant of an international superior is an idea the British people will not endure.".. ? v . The Post also thinks It necessary to coBrec.!t;ltejadrJS gome quar; terl-AnfeanS: regSrd'Presi- dent Wilson as the souree-of author ity and the law giver " ' It reminds its readers that the president l& merely a delegate to the peace conference on equal terms with the others. The Express declares tnat uermany deliberately gambled the colonial em pire she had " against the world em pire she hoped to nave, ana lost, "we never heard that she proposed in the event of victory to hand over con quered' French and British posses- sions to a lot of neutral, inexper ienced gentlemen in frock coats," the newspaper says. Entitled to Compensation. The Graphic, contending that Great Britain is entitled to recover from tho aggressor such compensation as tho latter can be made to pay, says: "When the United States defeated Spain she annexed Spanish possies sions without making any noise about the matter." The Chronicle, while approving the mandatory plan, says: "It is the coun sel of perfection, rather than of neces- TROTZKY URGES MEN TO INVADE UKRAINE . (By Associate'd Press) i ODESSA, Friday, Jan. 24 It Is re ported that Leon Trotzky, the Bolshe vist minister of war and marine, has arrived at Kharkov and is exhorting Bolshevist regiments - to further in- vade Ukraine. Despairing appeals for help agamst the Bolshevists addressed to the Allies are reaching Odessa. The Bolshevists are said to have occupied J Tchernivov and to be advancing southward toward Kiev, where there is a panic reported. Pershing Says Crime Charge Against American Soldiers Is Grossly Exaggerated , (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. General Pershing in an official telegram to Secretary BaBfer, today, characterized the sensational report in French news papers of assaults and burglaries hav ing been committed in Paris, as "gross exaggerations." - The number of crimes committed by American soldiers, he said, was almost negligible, considering the large num ber of men in the vicinity. He recom mended that a full refutation of the charges be put before the "American public. Since the conclusion of the armistice the report adds, Paris has offered at traction to men mischeviously and criminally inclined and this has result ed in minor disturbances but the American military police authority is excellent and disorders are kept atilous ol iui.o & a minimum. Consider New Bridge Project February 10 The Wayne county council will meet in special session on Feb. 10 to give consideration to the matter of an additional appropriation for the south side bridge, according to an official notice given today by County Auditor Brooks, . . w. r ence, Premier uemenceau ci France recently visited his native village, Tranche-Sur-Mer. The sity, and if some governments remain blind to its merits, it is not a case where they can be cudgelled into see ing them." The Mail, noting that the arange ments are officially described a3 pro visional, assumes they may be modi fied in the future and says that in the process of modification, the opinion of the dominions will certainly be con sidered, with acsurance of Great Britain's sympathy and support. The newspaper, however, maintains that the British empire is based on the principle of trusteeship, so in its fun damentals there is nothing opposed to President Wilson's ideas. The Dailv News, agreeing that there f is a consensus of opinion that the col onies should not bo returned to Ger mnnyi.adds: "But, to press unduly the claims of I this or that country to their control is npruaent ;,. , - . ' ; U. 8, SIIJLPBOUim OFF ISLE OF WIGHT; SOLDIERS SAVED (By Associated Press) SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Feb. 1. All the troops on board the American transport Narraggansett, which ran ashore last night on the ledge off Prembridge at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, have been removed by tugs and the local life boats. The re moval was affected while the steamer held fast on the ledge, despite the snow storms and high seas that pre vailed. The American transport was loaned to the British to bring across the chan nel troops who have been given leave. There were almost 2,000 on board, among whom were sixty Americans who were coming to England on leave. Reports agree that the vessel first struck off the Isle of Wight. Ameri can army headquarters has not been informed, but it is possible that the ship came into the river below South ampton after striking outside during the night. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. The Amer ican steamer Narragansett was as signed Dec. 1, with the steamer Ori zaba to the work of repatriation of French prisoners of war. Files of the general staff here do not show that she has been withdrawn from that service and there Is no report showing what, if any, American troops she may have had aboard when she stranded on the Isle of Wight: Pershing Inspects the Barracks at Brest (By Associated Press) BREST, Feb. 1. General John J. Pershing, commander of the American forces in France, arrived here today by special train, to inspect barracks erected in the city and nearby. He was received by an American regi ment, with music. There have been reports in the French press relative to congestion in the harbor of Brest owing to demobilization, Americans arriving in greater numbers than can be properly handled by transports. Accurate History of , War to Be Provided (By Associated Press) PARIS, Feb. 1 To insure the writ ing of an accurate history of the war, a score of officers under orders to re turn to America have been detained and sent to Italy to make a study of regions over which the Italian and Austrian-camnalens were fought. ;, A iaree number of officers are now en gaged in studying f-W same purpose. Soldiers Killed When Munition Train Explodes! (By Associated Press BRUSSES, Friday, Jan. 31 Sixty German prisoners, three French offic ers and one American were killed and many- Injured when a munition train exploded near Longwy, today. The ac cident was' caused when a soldier dropped a shell. , ' ' ' - BltTM 3 AT BIRTHPLACE . Clemencean , and little girl at waiting Hotel du Franc-Picard. breakfast in kitchen, and Clemea ceau out for walk on beach. Fhotos were taken during his stay, t was his first rest since the rtart of the world war. INCREASE IN GAS RATES IS TO BE ASKEDMN CITY Revenue Reduced by Federal Fuel Order Cutting Off In dustries, is Claim. Following . announcement in Wash ington last night that all fuel orders had been rescinded by Fuel Adminis trator Garfield, speculation was rife here today regarding the order which cut off industrial users from natural gas, reserving the supply for domestic consumers. , Superintendent Johnson of the Rich mond Light, Heat and Power company, said he planned to appear before the city council to ask for a rate increase. He said the cutting off of the indus trial users in Richmond had decreased the; revenue of the company 10 per ceAt. X -,y iiit-. - v.'r" .-.-.':'. v Jpomestic consumption also wis light in" December" and ; January, owing to climatic conditions, the result being that the company was deprived of the heavy revenue upon which it figured for these months. . . The order restraining industrial con sumption, obtained to give a copious supply for the domestic user, had worked a' hardship on the company this year, he said. If the winter had been severe, the consumption of gas for domestic purposes would have been great enough to cover the loss sustained by cuting off the industrials, said Johnson. In the meantime, the official text of the order, as well as an Interpreta tion as it pertains to the natural gas problem, is awaited by the authorities. EIGHT FIRE GALLS IN THREE HOURS Eight calls in four hours were made to the Richmond fire department Sat urday morning. , All the . blazes were flue or roof fires and were put out with small loss. the largest being 550. Barely had the firemen time to bring back their trucks and Lose wagona be fore the bell would clang again. On several occasions during the morning trucks i returning from a fire would have turn around and run to the next one. Here is the record, for the morning of a perfect day, for the firemen. 7:30 a. m. Shingle fire at home of George Hill, Twentieth and . Main street. , - r 8:00 a. m. Roof fire at homo of Mrs. C. J. Walls, 24 South Tenth street. 8:30 a. m. Mrs. Ruby Wilson 115 South Fourteenth stret. 9:00 a. m Tom McManus, 234 Kin zie street. 9:15 a. m. Mrs. Mary Ray, 203 North Nineteenth Street. . 9:30 a. m. Mrs. McCoys, on the New Paris pike, just outside Gaar road. 10:00 a. m. Mrs. Joseph Metzger, National Road East. ' $50 damage. 11:00 a. m. Boyce Lee, 311 North Ninth street. Overheated flue. Shortly after noon fire was discov ered on the roof of the First United Brethren church at Eleventh and North B streets. A large patch of roof was burned off before the fire was extinguished. Rev. H. S. James, pastor, could not give the amount of damage. - Snow, Blustery Weather and Real Winter on Way Winter is coming! Weather forecasts today indicate that a storm bringing snow, rain and blustery weather is scheduled to ar rive here the first of next week. This storm is now over the upper lakes where the weather is very severe. Sunday will be cloudy, weatherman Moore says, and Monday or Tuesday Richmond may expect some "old fash ioned" winter weather. FRENCH PILOTS ON RHINE PARIS, Friday, ' Jan. 31. French pilots, for the first. time in 48 years, will soon be guiding French and Ger man vessels up and down the Rhine. mm) of GEIOW is THREATENED' BY RUSSIANS Bolshevists and Poles Menace Frontiers of Country Sit uation Called Critical in Berlin : --':f: - ' ASSEMBLY MEET FRIDAY (By Associated Press) BERLIN, Thursday, Jan. 30. Ger many's eastern frontiers are most gravely threatened by the Bolshevists and Poles, according to the Tageblatt, which gives the following report of the situation: u" ' "Strong Bolshevist armies stand be fore the borders of Eastern Prussia, an irruption of Poles threatens west Prussia and that portion of West To-, sen which is still in German hands is -subject to a renewed Polish menace, which means that the province of Brandenburg is also In danger. , Rus sian soviet troops occupy a line from - Libau to Kovno. The fortress of Kov no is not yet in their hands, but the Bolshevists stand directly in front of it and have at their disposal numer ous divisions which are held together and led forward by iron discipline The soldiers' councils no longer play the role in the Bolshevist army that they did at the beginning of the revo lution. Military authority, on the oth er hand, is vested with the troops. Situation Critical. The German Iron division, which now, as a result of losses, has melted Into the 'ircn brigade', numbering sorrie hundreds of men, is also there. It would unquestionably be possible to offer resistance to the Bolshevists beyond the East Prussian border if the Germans were led by a single de termined will. Military authority, however, despite recent decrees of the war minister, is actually in the hands of the soldiers' councils, who have not yjeen able to decide on a united and purposeful action against the Russians but on the contrary still believe they can stop the enemy's advance toward our borders by negotiations: , peedy.helajAwmdfpendable vol unteer corps ready to oppose the Rus sians with arms, if required, is abso lutely necessary. The same can be said of the situation in West Prussia. Numerous . citizens' guards which have been organized there are not in position to check the threatening ad vance of the Poles.' Some thousands of volunteers are needed there. "It must be emphasized that the en gagement at Klumsee, in . which the Poles were beaten recently, was not accidental, local conflict, but formed the beginning of a carefully planned advance of the Poles into West Prus sia. The situation in. West Posen is still critical. Bentscben and Meser-. itz, southwest and west of Posen, are threatened and with them Branden burg's frontier is menaced." TO CONFISCATE ESTATES COPENHAGEN, Friday, Jan. 31. A bill will be introduced in the German national assembly, providing for the confiscation of a tenth, part of the largest estates and entire estates bought by war profiteers, or estates which have changed . hands several times in the past twenty years, ac cording to Berlin advices. This ac tion is taken so that returning sol diers may acquire land holdings. Since Thursday no one has been al lowed to enter the city of Wlemar without permission, says a Zurich dis patch, which says that after Monday no one will be allowed to enter with out a special pass. The opening of the session of the German constituent as sembly is fixed for 1 o'clock next Thursday. On Friday the president of the assembly will be elected, after which the assembly will adjourn to give the committees time to discuss the proposed constitution of the Ger man republic. ' At the conference between the fl-' nance ministers of the various inde pendent states of Germany, which was concluded yesterday at Weimar, there was, it is reported, a unanimous conviction that ihe urgent needs of Germany must be met to a certain ex tent by the independent states. For this purpose it was held that they must have all the financial liberty that is necessary to carry out their task, according to a dispatch from Ber lin. PLAN COUNTER PARLIAMENT AMSTERDAM, Feb. 1. It is becom ing more apparent, as the meeting of the German national assembly ap proaches, that the Left ' Radical ele ments are planning the establishment . of a counter parliament, according to . dispatches from Berlin. While the Berlin executive council desires to convene all the soldiers councils to protest against the govern ment's regulations relative to com mand of the army, the Berlin work men's council has evidenced its In tention to bring about an election of a new central council composed solely of radicals. Independent socialists and adherents of the elements of the left realized that the system of sol diers' and workmen's councils will be abolished as soon as the national assembly meets and are resorting to measures for meeting that - conting ency. '-' The"eettlng-up of governmental au thority by the national assembly Is expected and the radicals, being con vinced that the Russian example of dispersing their constituent assembly cannot be successfully Imitated, are planning to meet force with fores. .