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UPPER SILESIA IN.
• CIVIL WAR THROES Ex-Kaiser's Army Heads Organ ire and Arm Force. IMPERIAL GERMAN FLAG UP Poles Continue Advance in What Ap pears to Be Repetition of the Piume and Vilna Moves on Larger Scale. Ratibc r, May 10. —Former German army officers have taken charge of the district on the west bank of the Oder, in this section of Upper Silesia, and are, issuing rifles, furnishing machine guns, drilling the population and gar risoning the town. The French and Italian troops are being ignored, and are remaining neu tral on guard duty, while the entire east bank of the Oder, as far north as Krappitz, is in possession of the Poles. The Germans have commandeered automobiles and established courier service. The headquarters staff-has requisitioned barracks and is accept ing volunteers, who havq been so nu merous that guns were issued to only three men in every fifteen. At Krappitz, a huge flag of the Ger man empire is flying above the market place, over the heads of the small French force there. The French and Italians in Ratibor have been on constant guard duty for three days without sleep, although they have taken no active part in the fighting, which has been going on steadily since 6 p. m. Sunday, when the Poles began a heavy machine gun and rifle fire, the bullets raking the street leading from the bridge over the Oder to the railway station. A group of Italians crouched behind a brick barricade on the bridge, bul lets striking about them. The com mander of the Italians, vVith his troops, said: , “We are not fighting now, we are being fought. You can see that, but heaven help the Poles, if they come over this bridge.” Fear German-Polish War. The Italians have 500 men here. The French have 150 men, who the Ger-. mans claim, are not co-operating, giv ing contradictory orders. From all" accounts, civil war now is spreading throughout Upper Silesia, the Germans having organized locally to repulse the invaders. So far, the German government has refused to send government troops to assist the Silesian Germans, but it is feared here that its resistance cannot last long if the supreme council of the allies does not afford relief from the situation the Poles have created in vain of the council’s orders. It is considered here that French and Polish official circles can hardly continue to sustain the claim that Ger man propagandists have greatly ex aggerated the situation, which is re garded in Berlin as a repetition of the experiments of D’Annunzio and Zell gouski at Flume.and Vilna, respective ly, but upon a much larged scale. Comment in entente circles indicates that Germany’s refusal so far to send government troops into the district is creating sympathy for the German government in those circles, the French excepted, and the feeling ap pears to be growing that the supreme council will treat Germany generously in deciding upon the division of Upper Silesia. Give Warning to Berlin. Paris, May 10. —A Berlin dispatch says that the French ambassador in that city •has informed the German foreign office that all incursions of German government troops into Upper Silesia would be considered by France as a violation of the Versailles treaty. France replied to the note which Germany last week addressed to the allies in which attention was called to the Polish insurgent movement invUp per Silesia. The reply assures Germany that the allied forces in the district have no need of outside help. HARVARD TEACHER IS HELD Instructor, With Girl, Used Knife on Colored Policeman, Charge. Boston, Mass., May 10.—James A. Duncan of Columbia, S. C., an Austin teaching fellow in the physics depart ment of Harvard university, and a young woman who said she was Miss Julia Thomas of this city, were arrest ed here charged with assault with a knife on a negro policeman: Duncan and Miss Thomas were released on bail. The policeman asserted that he had spoken to them in a doorway near which a number of burglaries had been committed recently and that they resented his action. An argu ment followed and the patrolman said Duncan drew a pocket knife and at tacked him. Can't Put Lindsey in Jail. Denver, Colo., May 10.—Judge War ren A. Haggott of the District court handed down a written opinion here declaring he had no right to issue a writ of execution in the case of Ju venile Judge Ben B. Lindsey, who fs under sentence to pay a fine of SSOO or go to jail, following Lindsey’s con viction on charge of contempt of court. Judge Haggott said the matter was up to the district attorney. The Great Spring Carpet and Rug Sale Is Now On. Hundreds of Standard Quality Rugs at tremendous saving This great sale splendidly meets the requirements of house cleaning time not only bringing down the prices of standard quality rugs, but discounting future prices. Yon Have Not Seen Such Prices For Years There is a large choice, the patterns and colorings are new and are mostly reproductions and adoptions of beau tiful Oriental designs. Seamless Tapestry Brussels Rugs 9x12 feet Oriental effects at $24,75 . Standard Axminster Rugs 9x12 feet at $39.75 Royal Wilton Rugs 9x12 feet fomerly at $145 at $79.50 Seamless|Tapestry Brussels Rugs 6x9 feet at $15.75 Seamless Velvet Rugs 9x12 ft. formerly $75 $39.50 Best quality Axminster Rugs Oriental effects 9x12 feet $49.50 < V Velvet Rugs—beautiful patterns 27x54 in. were $5.00 sale price $2.19 Seamless "tufted Rugs conceded the Country’s finest and best. 9x12 ft.Jjwere $79.50 now $59.50 8-3xlo-6 ft. were $75 now $57.50 7-6x9 ft.Jwere S6O now $48.00 36x72 in. were $12.50 now $8.75 Carpets at a big saving-27 inch Brussels Carpet $1.45 quality, sale price per yard 05c Come to the Big Store during this sale-big savings on all Rugs. 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