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A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People gjjgTY-NINTH YEAIw NO. 120. TUESDAY MARCH 9, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGEST AMOCIATKD NEMBEB ACDIT BUBKAU OF CIBCCLATIOH. . PRICE FIVE CENTS. t7 n n Oi . THE fisiBraiffl mmi$ IF Mitim unnr 0lut5 nurt FOR TREATY COMPROMISE Republicans Change the Wording of Clause May Be Satisfactory (TV fall twrt o' FwMMit WilMHi't let to Is nitor Hltchroclc ivin hie Tiewt m mrrrationi to Article X appear on ra, 4 ol ttaia issue Editor Jiole). ' Washington, March 9. A modi Jed draft of the Republican Arti tle X reservation to the peace treaty Is understood to have been assented to today by a number of Republican lenders working with the Democrats for a ratification compromise. The new reservation was said to follow in general the outline of the original Republican proposal adopted last November, but to con tain a number of changes in word ing agreed to at the suggesti n of Democrats. Republican senators who helped work out the modifications in the compromise negotiations seemed confident that the new reservation would have the approval of Sena tor Lodge, Republican leader, and tren expressed the hope that he night himself, offer it in the sen ate. It was understood,-however, that Democratic leader Hitchcock Ui not given his assent to it Gives Sew Hope. Democratic senators were slow In promising their support, while they weighed the meaning of Presi dent Wilson's letter written to Senator Hitchcock yesterday, reit erating his opposition to any reser vation which would impair "the ftili force" of Article X. , Some leadera predicted, however, that before the day was over, it might be possible to tell definitely wheth er the compromise negotiations were to succeed. President Wilson's letter to Senator Hitchcock, outlining anew lis stand on reservations to the peace treaty, gave a new angle to the ratification light in the senate. Wilson Stands I'at. Although the president did not ay what reservations he would ac cept or reject, he declared that al most all the qualifications suggest ed were "in effect virtual nullifica tions" of the pact. To weaken ar ticle X, of the League of Nations covenant, he said, would be to cut "the very heart" from it. While there was no objection to stating the constitutional methods by Which fthlicatinng unHor artinlo V would have to be fulfilled, the pres- j went continued, it was mere super erogation to do so, inasmuch as all the great powers recognized in framing the treaty that it was sub led, in execution, to the constitu tional safeguards imposed by each country. Especial interest was evidenced ny senators in that part of the let ter dealing' with militaristic ambi tions of other great powers. The president declared- that the miliary Wy ot Prance was in control of ue government there and that "im perialistic policies were by no ""M" dead in the counsels of the Mtions whom we most trust." Without article X, he said, there Wild be no certainty of renuncia tion Of Plans for territorial att- CMdizement at the expense of ik fl pe0Dles- whereas, under it, old pretensions of political con vert will be abandoned. The president mentioned specific Sft i eonnection that Great 2?U1 Japan before the war Mfnn to find many interests in """Hon in the Pacific. WART PRINTING HESS; GERMANS WANT SOME CASH t, V- March 9. A dispatch to journal from Berlin says the government will hand to dim .' May a n'w memoran eMJ?'lsting on a loan of 45,000, WM00 ttarkt to Germany iMER DAYTIME, WBGLAR NIGHTS AND PROSPEROUS J":. March 9 Guy Wads if. of Dolton, near Chicago, Md today by detectives from !J"7 , attorney's office as the jjjjjw leader of a band of bur lx of whom are under ar ' M' LowrT- assistant Bta : -""fuey, said nve ot tne ad. confessed and they said ""worth was "a farmer by day m , . bur,w by night." Wads Ijlormerly wag a Chicago po- Tlla nki , .... -uoenes committed by the l5fA V7 8aid- nad netted them I4HWB In money and merchan- Hectic Day on 'Change After Court Cuts Out Tax on Stock Dividends New York, March 9.' Shares of various industrial companies 1 which are likely to declare liberal stock dividend distributions on yesterday's ruling of the United States supreme court, registered further sensational gains in the early period of today's very active stock market session. Jumps 73 Point!. General Motors and Crucible Steel, leaders of yesterday's spec-' tacular movement, were again in the fore front of the dealings. Gen eral Motors opened at a gain of four points, but aggressive buying and short covering soon extended its gain to 322, an overnight ad vance of 21 points and a total of 73 points from yesterday's low. Cru cible Steel lost two points at the WILSON ALONE IS CONSISTENT OVER ADRIATIC London, March 9. President Wilson's reasons for refusing to "escape from Adriatic questions by the back door which the allied min isters held open for him" are very strong ones, says the London Times in commenting on Mr. Wil son's latest note to the premiers. This newspaper, which is the only one commenting on the American president's communication, com mends him for having "always been consistent while the allies have wobbled feebly from one impossible solution to another." Chides for Delay. Notwithstanding its continued support of Mr. Wilson, however, the newspaper generally chides him for "proclaiming himself immacu late on the score of delay," and adds: "Had he always exhibited the firmness and clearness of view he now shows the Adriatic and many other questions might have been settled long ago." SENATE RESTORES ITEMS TAKEN OUT OF FARM MEASURE Washington, March 9. Appro priations of approximately $31, 972,000 for the agriculture depart ment for the text fiscal year were reported today by the senate agri cultural committee. The committee added 11,722.000 to the amount carried by the bill as passed by the house. Increases authorized by the sen ate committee include $500,000 for quarantine and eradication of the corn borer in New England states; $300,000 for eradication of the boll worm in long staple cotton areas and $147,000 to combat black rust in w heat. . CLUBMAN SHOT BY WOMAN WHO THEN KILLS HERSELF Chicago, March 9. Mrs. Ruth Randall, pretty divorcee and for mer artists' model, who was found dead in her bed last night with the body of Clifford Bleyer, wealthy clubman, by her side, killed the man and then herself. Dr. Joseph Springer, coroner's physician, de cided today. A poem, apparently written by the woman, was found on a slip of paper beside the bed. Mrs. Randall was the dauchter of H. E. Vale, owner of bakeries in 1 Oklaboma City. Bleyer is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Andree Uanzerla, of Paris, Prance, and two small daughters. FOURTEEN DROWEI. Stockholm, March 9. fourteen persons were drowned in the sink ing of the Swedish steamer Argo in the Baltic sea. EDWARDS WITH CAMELS FOR A FINISH SCRAP Milwaukee. March 9. Governor Edwards of New Jersey today ad vised the headquarters of the rtrrtnr nf mmpls hers of his accent- ance of an invitation to partici pate in ten organization nanquei of the order in New ' York city, March 30 More than 2,500 men are expected to attend the function when other speakers in addition to Governor Edwards will discuss the principles of the order and an nounce its plans in the forthcom ing fight for personal liberty and the repeal of the ISth amendment on prohibition. In his letter of ac ceptance Governor Edwards de clared - it was his intention to carry the battle to the Democratic national convention. start, but immediately shot upward showing an extreme gain of 13 points at 240, or a total of 49 points from yesterday's minimum. Others Follow. Other motors and steel shares were two to five points over final prices of the preceding session. Shippings, oils and leathers also were carried, forward to a similar extent on the general advance, but rails made only moderate gains. Profit taking cut heavily into the advance before the end of the first hour, General Motors falling back 12 points and Crucible Steel 10 points. Dealings up to 11 o'clock were on the largest and most diversified scale of any day so far this year, the turnover approximating a half million shares. FOUR MEN GET $40,000 WORTH IN JEWEL RAID Baltimore, Md., March 9. Four armed men smashed the big win dow at the jewelry store of James R. Armigar & Co. today, seized two trays containing diamond rings valued at $40,000 and escaped in a waiting automobile, after shooting and slightly wounding a man who attempted to prevent their get away. Kill Bank Cashier. Kansas City, March 9. Glenn Shockey, cashier of the South Side bank, located in the heart of the residence district of Kansas City, was killed during a sensational at tempt by four bandits to hold up the bank today. An official of the bank saw the four men reach for their weapons as they approached the door of the bank and attempted to close the door. One of the bandits fired and the shot grazed the official's head. An attempt by the janitor to assist in preventing the entrance of the men resulted in further shots being fired. One of these killed Shockey, who was behind the counter. S SURPLUS OF WIVES BRINGS GRIEF TO HOSPITAL ATTACHE Elgin, 111., March 9. Castellane Cleo Cooper, 25, an attendant at the Elgin state hospital, is in jail today charged with bigamy as the result of his marriage to "Bobbie" Doughty, another hospital attend ant, Dec. 13, 1919, without having obtained a divorce from an East St. Louis wife whom he married in 1915. Mrs. Zelma Cooper of East St Louis charges that Cooper aban doned her and their 2-year-old daughter in March, 1919. Cooper's home is in Bowling Green, Ky. He marriel Zelma Hill in Murphysboro, 111., Sept. 21, 1915. Both Cooper and his first wife were employed at the state hos pital at Anna, 111. Madisonville, Ky., is the home of Mrs. Cooper "number two." IS INTERESTED IN OIL; DECLINES TO T ABE SHIPPING JOB Washington, March 9. Louis Titus of San Francisco, wrote President Wilson today today ask- ing that his nomination as a mem- ber f tne shipping board be with- drawn in view or tne circum stances that have arisen in connec tion with the board's fuel supply." Mr. Titus recalled that the board considered prices in the recent bids for fuel oil too high and said he had been an oil producer for many years, "and therefore vitally inter ested in the price of oil." "Under these circumstances." he said, "it would not only embarrass ae to become a member of the loard, but may readily be the cause of embarrassment to, as well as criticism, of the board itself." ALL THIS GIVEN FOR A NICKEL TO CHICAGO PUPILS Chicago, March 9. The Chicago public schools operate "the largest, cheapest and most popular chain of restaurants in Jhe city," it was stated today by the director of these restaurants when he asked the board of education for an ap propriation of $167,000 for operat ing expenses during 1920-21. The sum 1b for equipment and service. This year the "nickel lunch" sup planted the penny lunch of other years. For 5 cents the pupil may buy soup, cocoa or milk, a baked dish, a choice between two dishes which may' include macaroni, beans, spa ghetti, rice, or meat, and bread, with peanut butter or jam. and for dessert ice cream, bread pudding, prunes, a doughnut, chocolate pud ding or cookies. RACING EAST TOCASTVOTE IN DEADLOCK Charters Special Train to Beat Anti-Sufis in W. Virginia Fight. Chicago, March 9. Senator Bloch, the suffragist, who is hasten ing to Charleston, W, Va., in an at tempt to break the deadlock in the senate on the Anthony amend ment, departed from Chicago at noon on a special train for Cincin nati. He expects to arrive at Cin cinnati at 6 o'clock. Senator Bloch intended to make the trip by airplane, but Mrs. Bloch, who arrived with her hus band at 11:30 a. m., from Califor nia, objected to her husband travel ing that way, and the special train was arranged at a cost of $5,000. The air trip would have cost $300. May Be Too Late. Charleston, W. Va., March 9. Senator A. R. Montgomery, listed as an anti-suffragist, arrived in Charleston today, and it was an nounced by opponents of the Anth ony amendment that he would break the deadlock in the senate this afternoon and allow that body to adjourn before Senator Bloch, the suffragist, who is hastening here from California, could arrive to vote for ratification. Senator A. R. Montgomery some time ago sold his West Virginia holdings and moved to Illinois. He never resigned from the senate. however, and his name has been carried on the roll during the pres ent extra session. Suffragists t declared they would oppose his vote on the ground that he is no longer a resident of the state, and the opposing party said they would fight to have his vote recorded. v-t --v.- y , Senator Montgomery would not be quoted on his attitude toward the amendment. "I have made no statement on my position," he declared. It was evident, i however, from the high glee with which his ap pearance in Charleston was hailed by anti-suffragist leaders that there was no doubt in their minds as to how Senator Montgomery would vote. ROSE P. STOKES WINS IN COURT St Louis, March 9. The United States circuit court of appeals here today reversed the verdict by which Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes, wealthy New York Socialist, was convicted in Kansas City in June, 1913, of violating the espionage act, and remanded the case for new trial. Mrs. Stokes was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. BRYAN SAYS HE'LL KNOCK HITCHCOCK FOR PRESIDENCY Lincoln, Neb., March 9. Opposi tion to United States Senator G. M. Hitchcock as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination was expressed by William Jennings Bryan in a statement made public here today. Mr. Bryan announced that if elected a delegate to the Demo cratic national convention, he would not vote for Senator Hitch cock. Among reasons eiven for his op position to Senator Hitchcock were that he voted against submission of the federal prohibition and woman suffrage amendments, and had op posed the currency bill passed dur ing President Wilson's first admin istration. MEXICAN CLERK SLAYS YANKEE Washington, March 9. Raymond Corcoran, an American citizen, was murdered by his Mexican clerk Saturday, Feb. 28, according to ad vices to the state department to day from the American, consul at Neuvo Laredo. Corcoran was employed as ro perintendent of, the Santa Gertru dis mining company, an American concern, near Pachuca, Mexico. The clerk, under arrest at Pachuca, was said to have shot the American in the back after he had been dis charged for being absent from work without leave. Corcoran's body was brought across the American border March 5 and buried at Laredo. Texas. His mother, Mrs. Ann O'Malley Sulli van of irfMt-Fk, TJfc notified. SCHOOLS FACE ACTUAL CRISIS IN WINDY CITY Borrowing Power Gone, May Be Forced to Cut Salaries. Chicago, March 9. Peter A. Mor tenson, superintendent of schools, today urged all Chicago school teachers no practice strictest econ omy and asserted that unless more revenue became available teachers' salaries would have to be cut 35 per cent at the end of 1921, or one third of the schools closed. He said the board of education had "reached the end of its borrowing power" and estimated the deficit this year would reach $15,020,279. POLESLAUNCH AN OFFENSIVE ON RUSS ARMY Appear To Be Winning, While Bol shevists Ease Drive on Finns, I'rging Peace. Copenhagen, March 9. The Poles have started a big offensive in the direction of Gomel, accord ing to Maxim Litvinoff, ' bolshevik representative here. Warsaw, March S Polish forces, commanded by Colonel Sikorski, attacked bolshevik troops in the vicinity of Mozier and Kolenkos vitz, southeast of Minsk. Monday morning and captured these two important railway junctions and much war material. One thousand "red" soldiers and many officers were taken prisoner. Halt Advance on Finns. Helsingfors, March 9. The bol shevik forces have stopped their advance on the Marelia front, on condition that Finland open peace negotiations. Get Naval Vessels. London. March 9. The bolshe- viki at Odessa captured the Rus sian cruiser- Admiral " Nakhituott, four last torpedo destroyers, one scout vessel, one steamer, three trawlers, two cutters and two sub marines, according to a Moscow wireless. ' Chaos Behind Deniklne. London, March 9. Chaotic con ditions in the wake of General Den lkine s army as it retreated in south Russia before the bolsheviki are vividly described by a non commissioned officer with the Britsh expeditionary force. The British soldier had been as far north as Taganrog, on the Gulf of Taganrog, an arm of the Sea of Azov. "Never have I seen or participat ed in such a scramble in my life," the soldier wrote in a letter to the Daily News, telling of the flight. "We were lucky to get away at all, and the worst feature of the whole business was that the townspeople of Taganrog turned bolshevik to a man at the finish. They looted ev erything, even taking away the switchboards from the telephone room at great headquarters. "At Rostov things were worse. The engine drivers had to be bribed with rum and food to pro ceed further down the line. The streets of Rostov were swept by hailstorms of machine gun fire while the bodies of men, women and children who had beet) hanged on telegraph posts and trees by the retreating Denikine army, were awful to see. The pleading voices and appealing faces of those who could not be allowed on the train were pitiful. The whole scene was enacted in a blizzard ot snow and sleet, so you can imagine the plight of the women and children. Den of Thieves. "This place is nothing more than a den of thieves. One of the hill brigands attacked a sergeant and myself the other morning on the way to breakfast and 'it whistled a bit.' This morning he repeated the dose, but we buried him this after noon with his boots and fur cap on." INCITING MURDER NOT SO SERIOUS D? BY IRISHMAN London, March 9. Charles Dia mond, editor of the Catholic Her ald, whose trial on a charge of in citing to the murder of Viscount French, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and others in an article in his newspaper, opened at the old Bailey court yesterday, was today found guilty. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment fiftydeadIn german blast Berlin, March 9. A dispatch from Benrath, Rhennish Prussia, says that 50 persons are estimated to have lost their lives as the re sult of a large boiler bursting in the Rhennish West'-halian electric- -v-v. Tt exzilovraw buried u workmen. MAINTENANCE M TO GIVE LAW CHANGE Action of Grand Lodge Averts Threatened Railroad Strike. Chicago, March 9. There will be no strike by the 378.000 railroad maintenance of way men represent ed in a national meeting here, J. B. Malloy, a grand vice president said today. The grand lodge heads voted today to abide by the decision of their president and executive board to give the Esch-Cummins rail bill a trial and to try for better wages by peaceful methods before resort ing to a walkout. Committee Named. A committee was appointed to prepare the case of the brother hood so that it may be presented before the wage adjustment board, provided for in the Esch-Cummins bill, in the attempt for higher wages. COUNTING UPON AMERICAN AID HANDLING TURK Washington, March 9. As Presi dent Wilson has not yet resumed the custom, interrupted by his ill ness, of personally receiving am bassadors resident in Washington, the decisions reached by the su preme council relative to Turkey which have been sent to Ambassa dor Jusserand by the French gov ernment will be communicated to him through Acting Secretary of State Polk. . It was understood that the measures decided upon by the supreme council in dealing with Turkey are purely coercive and as the American position heretofore has persistently been one of inter est in the fate of the Armenian and other peoples oppressed by the Turks, it is scarcely expected that any opposition would be offered by the state department to the execu tion of the council's program. According to information here the rem-esentations to be made to the American government by the en-! tente include recommendations that American naval strength in the Turkish waters be largely aug mented. Italy Holds Back. Rome, March 9. Italy will asso ciate herself with the allies only in diplomatic steps to be taken re garding Constantinople, says the newspaper Popolo d'ltalia, which declares the nation's objects in Asia Minor are of a purely eco nomic character. JAPS TO DEAL WITH RUSSIANS Honolulu. T. H., March 9. The Japanese foreign office intimates an early resumption of commercial relations with the soviet govern ment of Russia, preliminary to a formal recognition of the soviet as a ae racto government, according to a Tokio cable to the Japanese newspaper Nippu Jiji here. FRANCE MUST CUT FUEL USE RESULT OF MINE STRIKE Paris, Match 9. A deficit of 20, 000 tons of coal daily will be the result of the miners' strike in northern France, according to the Petit Parisien which says a re striction on coal consumption will be imposed to remedy the situation. EIGHT PATIENTS DD3 m HOSPITAL FOR EPlXEPTICSi Gallipolis, Ohio, March 9. Eight persons are dead and two are ex pected to die as a result of a fire which early this morning destroy ed one cottage and the dancing pa villion at the Ohio hospital for epi leptics. The dead and injured were patients at the institution. The cottage operated as a hos pital for male patients caught fire from the dancing pavilion. Twenty five patients were in the hosptial at the time. The dead were sulforat ed. The injured were partly suf focated and burned. JOE O'NEILL, SOX SECRETARY, DEAD Chicago, March S. Joe O'Neill, traveling secretarj of the Chicago W hite Sox, died at his home here todav of pneumonia. O'Neill, who ''.; v-.irs nlij. had been with the Chicago club for nine years. SEE HOPE FOR DEMOCRATS ON WET PLATFORM Strategists Figure It Out to Their Own Satisfaction. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, March 9. j Prohibition has made its way into jthe strategy chamber of the politi cal parties with the prospect that the Democrats, at least, will con sider seriously inserting a damp plank in their platform. The lead ers here are against the saloon, against whisky, against a repeal of the federal prohibition amend ment, but in favor of a liberal in terpretation of the laws and a less drastic enforcement act so that light wines and beers may be made in the home or bought like any other article of food, provided the beverages do not contain too much alcohol. Congress, under the amendment to the constitution, can define what is 'intoxicating or non intoxicating by determining the per cent of alcohol that it is permissible to use. At present the law reads onj-half of one per cent. Demo cratic leaders think this is absurd and that the country would not suf fer the evils of wetness which the Anti-Saloon league preached so vig orously if the percentage were doubled or even trebled the present amount. As a Vote fietler. But the interesting phase of the question is the consideration given to a damp plank as a vote-getter in the next elections. Could the Democrats carry the country by it? I present today a table of states which several Democrats of prominence have worked out and which they think could be carried "with a strong candidate on a plat form containing declarations of a liberal character in the matter of laws relative to intoxicating liquors." It will be noted that in the first group are states of the so called solid south, with certain border states, thus: Electoral State Vote. Alabama 12 Arkansas 9 Florida 6 Georgia 14 Kentucky Louisiana 10 Maryland 8 Mississippi 10 Missouri 18 North Carolina 1-1 their experience with such prom Oklahoma 10ises in the past, all of which have South Carolina 9 gone unfulfilled." Tennessee 12 1 Texas JO Virginia 12 Total 1"3 Have State Laws. From the above group it is true, came the chief support of the pro- continued on Page Ten.) UNION LEADERS TO BE EXPELLED Chicago, March 9. Officials of the International Brotherhood of Rail way Express Clerks, who cancelled j thousand tons each to foreign cor the union card of R. E. Shepherd porations was announced today by for calling an unauthorized strike t)le shipping board. The vessels of employes of the American Rail-. brought J200 per dead weight ton. wav Express company here, today i , announced the other strike leaders would be expelled from the union, j J. A. Abbott, grand vice president of the brotherhood, characterized Shepherd's action as "illegal and a vialotion of every principle of union labor," and asked for the names of other men responsible for the walkout. Abbott began reor- anizins the Iocal unjon Shepherd accused ma interna tional union of "strike break:ng and charged bad faith to the Rail way Express Drivers' union, which he said had signed an agreement to go on a sympathetic strike. Strike leaders declared only five men of approximately 2,503 who struck had returned to work. Ex press company officials said 75 men had returned. CONTINUE PLEAS OVER AMENDMENT MAKING LAND DRY Washington, March 9. Argu- ments on the validity of the prohi- greU or foreign Minister Mueller bition amendment continued today fr the incident. Later, the for in the sunreme court with Solicitor eign minister visited M. de Mar- General King and Assistant Attor ney General Kryerson, defending the amendment. Attorney General Rice of Rhode Island, concluded the argument in the Rhode Island case and the court took up the con sideration of appeals from Massa chusetts and Kentucky attacking the amendment and the enforce ment act The Weather Fair tonight and Wednesday. Moderate temperature, with the lowest tonight above freezing. Highest yesterday, 40; lowest last night, 34. Wind velocity, 12 miles per honr. 12 m. 7p.m. 7a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb 34 37 36 Wet bulb 32 33 32 Rel. humidity ..78 67 6S River stage. 4.9, a fall of JS in the last 21 hours. I. M. SHERIER, Meteorologist. MINERS GIVE NOTICE THEY MUSTGETAID Accept No Terms Without Wage Raise and Bet ter Conditions. ; A " Indianapolis, Ind., March 9. The United Mine Workers of America will refuse to accept the findings ot the bituminous coal commission unless a substantial increase in wages and improved working con ditions are provided, it was in ferred in a statement issued today from headquarters of the organiza tion. Officials of the mine workers were absent from the city anil those in charge of the offices re fused to comment on the statement. Indianapolis, Ind., March 9.- ' "Nothing short ot a substantial in crease in wages and improved . working conditions will be accept able to the United Mine Workers of America," reads the statement. "The miners are awaiting the deci sion with much anxiety. We be lieve the public will understand , our position." Want Justice. Unless a settlement of the con troversy is made on such a basis, the statement says, the miners will not feel "that full justice has been done them." The bituminous coal commission was appointed by , President Wilson to work out a suitable wage scale for the miners and reports on any plans for Im proving living conditions, after the strike of miners had ended. Cheaper Living Myth. "There has been a steady increase in the cost of living Bince the first of this year," reads the statement. "in spite or the tact that the gov ernment represented to labor last summer that living costs would be reduced and that the government fwould see to it that this was done. Further promises of reductions in the cost of living would fall on deaf ears, as far as the coal miners are concerned, because they havo had BLAZE DESTROYS ALGIERS ALCOHOL Oran, Algiers, March 9. Fire which started yesterday from a match carelessly dropped in a warehouse here was brought under control after it had destroyed many thousands of barrels of al cohol and other property causing a loss estimated at 70,000,000 fruncs. FREIGHTERS SOLD TO BUYERS ABROAD Washington, March 9. Sale of seven freighters ot about three OFFER AMENDS FOR INSULT TO FREN3H PARTY Berlin, March 9. Germany has expressed her regrets to France for the anti-allied demonstration at the Hotel Adlon here Saturday night when an official French party was subjected to assault at the in stigation of Prince Joachim Al brecht of Prussia because its mem bers bad failed to stand when the orchestra played "Deutschland ueber Alles." An official of the foreign office paid a call to the French embassy this morning and expressed the re- - 1 cilly. the French charge, and per- i o"ay expressed m rrviB, ' which he begged the charge to i transmit to the government of France. Berlin, Monday, March 9. Close ly following the incident of Satur ray night at the Hotel Adlon here in which Prince Joachim Albrecht of Prussia was the chief figure, leading a demonstration against a party of French officers in the din ing room, another anti-allied inci dent is reported from Bremen. The victims in this case also were high French officers, who are members of the entente military commission. When the French entered the barracks in Bremen to conduct ne gotiations with German officers, the accounts run, the soldier sang "Deutschland Ueber Alles." The singing attracted a large crowd which roughly handled the French when they 'left the barracks. The police dispersed the crowd and escorted the officers to their quar ters. An inquiry into the aftai? was opened immediately.