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A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People
TY-NINTH YEAR NO. 128.
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REESTABLISHING ORDER
Ebert Back in Berlin, From Which the Reactionary
Leaders Have Fled toIIscapeArrest,Tak ?.
ing Their Armed Forces.
London, March 18. Rumors are current in Berlin
that Dr. Wolfgang Kapp, who was head of the reac
tionary government set up in Berlin last Saturday,
and who resigned yesterday, has committed suicide,
according to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company from Amsterdam. The reports were re
ceived by telephone in Amsterdam from Berlin. .
London, March 18. President Ebert arrived in
Berlin last night, according to a telephone message
received by the Amsterdam correspondent of the
Exchange Telegraph company from Berlin.
President Ebert has ordered the imperial court at
Leipsic to bring action against the leaders of the
revolution, Dr. Kapp, General von Luettwitz, Gottlieb
von Jagow, Admiral Trotha and' Captain Erhardt, the
correspondent says. "
Tb collapse of the reactionary
dictatorship in Berlin has been
quickly followed by the resumption
of authority on the part of the old
(OTernment. Its chief task (or the
noment, it appears, will be to deal
with the disordered conditions
which the spartacans are endeavor
it! to prolong for their own pur-
Biu-k In Berlin.
Diipatrhes stating that Minister
f Defense Noske, the strong arm
cl the constitutional regime, is
tick on the scene in Berlin, have
ton followed by reports that Pres
ident Ebert also has returned to
U capital from -Stuttgart. Pend
tyhis return Vice Premier Schif
avot the Bauer cabinet took over
die directions of affairs relinquish-1
ti by Dr. Kapp when he gave up
hit effort to establish a new gov
ernment '
Suicide Sot Confirmed.
There are reports current in Ber
lin that ex-Chancellor Kapp bad
committed suicide, but these so
far lack confirmation. His prose
cution, together with that of other
leaden ot the reactionary move
bent, ia said to have been ordered
by President Ebert.
Little Ileal News Gets Out
Paria, March 18. The situation
In Germany is more obscure than
'tr this morning. Little reliable
t l8 the night, but the position of
ue Ebert government seems to be
rowing stronger while the ele
lent led by Dr. Wolfgang Kapp
au definitely collapsed.
President Ebert seems to be fac
ile, a aituation almost as difficult
when spartacism first raged in
Berlin, but it is evident the old
lOTtrsment does not intend to lose
Mj time in acting. Orders were
ivn for the arrest of Dr. Kapp
wd General von Luettwitz last
1M. according to advices receiv
ed here, but they seem.' to have
folded arrest, reports stating they
I left Berlin.
Try to Unite Radicals.
The foreign office reports declar-
that the von Luettwitz party, un
to cover of the spartacan move
wt, was endeavoring to form a
Mlition ministry, including inde
W"lent socialists. According te
Han Lieutenant General Ber
jjold von Diemling, who was one
SLr tetive commanders of the
'dun front, was slated to be
"Mcellor.
J 'partacan movement was re
E4 continuing In the suburbs of
tm iftT Dt lhe impassion was that
I V "'ngth was beine exaezerated
military element, which was
the menace as a weapon In
with the other parties in
? ffort to force them to permit
cooperation in the formation of
ww ministry.
Dr. Schiffer In Charge.
hO German iimm tAia.tinn vo.
official confirmation ot
iVT?" that General von Luett-
wit Berlin at the same time
"-Chancellor Kapp quit the
tatruin 01rection ot affairs, the
v su vices Biaucu, wis uuw
! wnds of Dr. Schiffer. the vice
r'lor in the Bauer govern
"t. this showing that the regular
SM?mnt had aain be 10
'n Berlin.
uPortt that . soviet government
7" wen proclaimed in Berlin were
mu . J th 'legation. Calm pre
80 iU members declared.
. march 17..
-Advices
orL.psic BUto tht armed
mn who yesterday and this
Jl Hfvo.k- "v"-uP"a a numoer oi ine
nt, . advanced toward the
''f Wrf-!irvlhe 5lty- which being
i .ITT 7 volunteer troops. Llve-
ng ha Been going on In
niaoj r'uc' o cjock mis an-
fckii.. J" mrcn 14. soviet rw
Tni '. hlTe n formed at DortJ
We8tPalia, and at Cera,
mT. . """uiwest or Lieipstc, ac
10 patches received here.
At the latter place, which was for
merly the capital of the principal
ity of Reuss-Schleiz, there has been
savage fighting, it is said.
In the fighting at Dresden 60 per
sons have been killed and 495
wounded, reports state, and the city
is isolated from the rest of Ger
many. Communists Defeated.
The Hague, March 18. (By The
Associated Press.) Sharp fighting j
has occurred between government
Troops and communists at Elber
feld, Rbennish Prussia, according
to the Dutch press bureau. The
communists were defeated and 1,000
of them fled into the occupied re
gion, where they were disarmed by
entente, tffcops, the bureau .say&.
t Wipe Out Battery.
London, March 18. An artillery
battery at Wetter, Westphalia, has
been wiped out by spartacans, ac
cording to an official Berlin dis
patch filed yesterday afternoon.
The Spartacans killed all the of
ficers of the battery and nearly all
the men.
Strike Double Fdped.
Washington. March 18. The col
lapse of the military revolution in
Germany,; in the opinion of officials
here, has, left the Ebert government
with an iever greater problem on
its hands, that of controlling the
workmen's movement started to
checkmate the militarists.
Reports of the formation of Sov
iets in ia number of places have
been received and some observers
feel that the general strike may
prove a double-edged sword.
ROYAL DECREE
HOLDS KAISER
Thft Hague, March 18. A royal
decree, fixing 1e former German
emperor's residence in .the prov
ince on Cterecht, was said, in ef
fect, to restrict him permanently
to Doom and Amerongen.
Czar's Sister.Lives in
BoxCar. in Dire Want
l Washington, March 18. Grand
Duchess Olga, sister ot the late
Csar Nicholas of Russia, bas been
found by American Red Cross
workers, living In a box car near
Norrorossisk, south Russia, it was
announced today at the headquar
ters of the American Red Cross
here. ;
Mthority of Federal
Liquor Agents Cut to
Merely Finding Stuff
Chicago, March 18. Prohibition
agents under Major A.- V.
Dalrymple, dry commissioner for
the six central states, are relieved
of al'. power except to locate con
traband liquor by an order issued
by John F. Kramer, national prohibi
tion supervisor, shortly before his
departure from .Washington last
n'fht- ,
Mr. Kramer directed that the
prohibition sleuths should make no
searches or seisures without the
approval of the district attorney;
that they should obtain warrants
rnm th United Staes commission
er before making raids; that they
should be accompanied by a United
States marshal on all raids, and
that confiscated liquor should be
placed in custody of the marshal,
and not held in Dalrymple's office
of warehouse,
COLBY LANDS A
FAIR KNOCKOUT
ON OPPOSITION
So Senator Hitchcock
Says After Committee
Interview.
Washington, March 18. Bain
bridge Colby made an extensive
statement to the senate foreign re
lations: committee today regarding
the information on which the com
mittee is delaying action on his con
firmation as secretary of state.
Those present maintained the
silence which has surrounded all
previous hearings on the subject,
but it was said the nominee would
not be asked to appear again. The
committee will meet again tomor
row. Mr. Colby declined to talk about
the matters discussed. Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska, said he con
sidered Mr. Colby's statement "a
complete knockout for the opposi
tion." ALL DIVIDEND
STOCKS TAKE ft
SUDDEN FLIGHT
Houston Yiews on Excess Profits
Tax Ascribed as Cause of
Heavy Buying.
New ' York, March 18. Heavy
trading in speculative issues in the
stock market here today resulted
in one of the busiest morning ses
sions in recent weeks, shares with'
stock dividend possibilities ' scor
ing gains of 2 to IS points. The
heavy buyjng and ' extensive short
covering was caused, financial ex-
perts agreed, by the recommenda
tion of the secretary qf the treas
ury urging modification or repeal
of the excess profits tax. Sales of
the first hour exceeded 500,000
shares.
Motors Go Kiting. -The
leaders in the advance in
cluded motor, railway equipment,
teaMier, textile and shipping shares.
Stutz Motors rose 18 points to
187, General Motors 9 to 334 Vi,
American Woolen 6V4 to 140, Amer
ican Car 4 to 146, Crucible 3 to
237, United Fruit 4 to 206, At
lantic Gulf 3 to 167, Endicott-John-son
9 to 118, Texas company 5
to 215V, and Reading 3 points to
88.
Much Interior Buying.
These were supplemented by food
shares, tobaccos and numerous un
classified stocks, the movement em
bracing a wider variety of issues
than at any time since the early
weeks of the year. A very large
part of the early trading originated
with commission houses and indi
cated that a considerable volume
of the buying power came from in
terior points.
KALAMAZOO WINS
FIRST IN SERIES
Chicago, March 18. Kalamazoo,
Mich., high school defeated Cousbat
ta high, Shreveport, Iowa, 32 to 22
today in the first game of the sec
ond . annual middle west inter
scholastic basketball tournament
held by the University of Chicago.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, academy,
defeated St. Mary, Winona, Minn.,
25 to 17.
Stivers high school, Dayton.
Ohio, defeated Altoona, Pa., 39 to
17.
The grand duchess, according to
the announcement, it one of three
surviving members of the house of
Romanoff. She was found "toiling
among fellow refugees from the
territory recently conquered by the
bolsheviki, giving such assistance
as she could, although herself clad
in rags and grateful for any food
and clothing she could find."
, The new order is one result of
Major Dalrymple's clash with fed
eral and state authorities at Iron
River, Mich.-, recently.
Protest Hip-Pocket Case.
Peoria, 111.. March 18. Challeng
ing the legality of seizing whisky
from the hip pockets of his client,
Attorney Harry I ratt today an
nounced that a thorough probe of
federal prohibition agents', activity
in the Peoria district will be made
at the hearing of three cases of al
leged bootlegging before United
States Commissioner W. H. Moore,
here March 23 and 26.
In response to Pratt's inquiry
District Attorney Knotts has replied
he is without jurisdiction over fed
eral prohibition operatives. Attor
ney General Palmer has wt yet re
plied to a telegraphic request for
an opinion. ..
SO INDICTS
NAVY HEADS
0N13C0UNTS
Purpose, He Says, to Show
Faults as Lesson for
the Future.
Washington, March 18. Ap
proaching the conclusion ot his long
arraignment ot the navy depart
ment's conduct of the war. Rear
Admiral Sims laid before the sen
ate investigating committee today
13 specific counts in his indict
ment charging mistakes and cost
ly delays.
Reiterating his declai-tion that
his criticisms were aimed at no in
dividual, but that "responsibility
for any failures" rested upon "the
navy department as an organiza
tion." Admiral Sims said:
"If I have shown that there was
lack of conviction or clear under
standing on the part of the navy
department as to where its effects
should be directed then I will feel
that I have been fully justified in
submitting my letter (to Secretary
Daniels) of Jan. 7." '
ot Ready for War.
The admiral's summary ot his
charges follow:
"That, in spite of the fact that
war had been going on for nearly
three years, the vessels of the navy
were not ready for war service
when the United States entered.
"That the" first few months after
America entered the war were ex
tremely critical ones for the whole
allied cause, due to enemy subma
rine success. v
"That this critical situation wa3
made clesfr to the navy depart
ment a few days after America en
tered the war, and repeatedly
thereafter by cables and letters,
supported by independent advices
from the American ambassador in
London and by Mr. Hoover. r, .t f
"That the navy departmenli sap
plied me with no plans or policy
for three months after our entry
therein. '
Prolonged War.
"That the navy department did
not promptly assist the allies, and
thereby prolonged the war by de
laying the sending of anti-submarine
vessels, none reaching Eu
rope for nearly a month after war
wsK declared.
"That the navy department failed
to appreciate the military value of
time.
"That the navy department vio
lated the fundamental military
principles in attempting to formu
late war plans of operation without
having sufficient knowledge of the
whole situation.
"That the department's repre
sentative with the allied admiral
ties was not supported either by
adequate personnel or by adequate
forces.
Violated Good Tactics.
"That the navy department vio
lated fundamental military princi
ples in dispersing forces away
from the critical area in order to
meet diversions of the enemy.
mat the navy department, in
the first months of the war, at
tempted the direction nf detail s al
though 3,000 miles distant from the
scene oi active operations, where
the situation was changing from
day to day.
"That the navy department in
not clearly defining the responsi
bility and delegating authority to
its representative in Europe failed
to follow sound nrincinles. com
mon alike to business and military
protessions.
"That the navy department by
controlling the operations and
movements of certain forces with
in the war area, violated the fund
amental military principles of
unity of command.
, "That the navy department fail
ed to keep its representative abroad
completely informed as .to its
plans affecting dispatch and dis
position of forces in the war zone
and frequently reached decisions
in such matters through informa
tion gained from sources other
than its representatives in the war
zone."
Really DM Good Work.
Admiral Sims said he was not
insensible to ."the splendid work
done by the navy at large or the
I of the navy department."
His statements were directed "al
most entirely" to pointing out de
fects in the administration of the
navy department during the ' first
few months ot the war, he said.
ANTI-BOLSHEVIK
DELEGATES SEEK
HELP FROM JAPS
Honolulu, T. H., March 18.
Colonel Nikolavitch. General Deni
kine's chief of staff, accompanied
by eight officers, has arrived in
Tokio and will confer with the Jap
anese general staff Friday, presum
ably to seek Japanese military aid
for the anti-bolshevik forces in
southern Russia, according to a
cable dispatch received here by the
Japanese newspaper Shinpo. The
party traveled la disguise.
731 INCOMES IN
THIS DISTRICT
OVER MILLION
Rich Pickings in Chicago
Area for Federal
Collectors.
Chicago, March 18. rhcomes of
$1,000,000 or more for 1919 were
reported by 731 individuals and
corporations in the Chicago dis
trict, officials of the internal reve
nue department inspecting income
tax returns announced today.
Thirty-one Chicagoans were added
last year to the ranks of those
whose incomes exceeded a million
dollars.
One Cornoratinn was rennrtod in
have paid $6,000,000 as the first in-
niaiiment OI 124,000,000 due the
government as inrnmn'tav An.
other corporation's quarterly pay-
uicui uuiuuniea to sz.auo.UQ.
TROOPS GUARD,
PLANES FLY, AS
COUNCIL OPENS
Stuttgart Quiet as German National
Assembly Undertakes Transacting-
Business.
Stuttgart, March 17. (By The
Associated Press.) Two hundred
and fifty members of the German
national assembly met in the art
hall here this afternoon. Military
forces occupied the great open
place before the hall. No disorders
occurred while the members were
assembling.
Airplanes flew over the city
warning the people against demon
strations. Strike Ends.
The strike called in this region
in sympathy with the Ebert admin
istration has ended and traffic and
communications have been re
stored. Several thousand Ebert
troopajireguar(Ung .the public
buildings but jt is asserted that this
is not because trouble is feared.
Noske Explains Flight.
Gustav Noske, minister of de
fense in the. Ebert government to
day said the Ebert administration
would be back in Berlin within a
week. He explained his failure to
use force before departing from
Berlin for Dresden by declaring his
generals had abandoned him.
"I always knew these' generals
were not altogether friendly to the
government," he said, "but I never
thought they would be such fools."
BOLIVIA ASKS
PERU PARDON
FOR OUTBREAK
Lima, Pern, March 18. The aide
de camp of President Guerra ot
Bolivia called at the Peruvian le
gation at La Paz yesterday and ex
pressed the Bolivian government's
regrets for the attack on the lega
tion last Sunday night, according
to official advices today.
After the receipt of this informa
tion. Foreign Minister Porras for
warded a note to La Paz asking for
material reparation for the loss in
curred and the arrest of officials
involved in the demonstration.
AMERICANS AT
LEIPSIC WIRE
ALLEN FOR AID
Coblenz. March 18. (By the As
sociated Press.) Two hundred
Americans who have been attend
ing the fair at Leipsic have tele
graphed and telephoned Major
General H. T. Allen, commanding
the American army of occupation,
urgently asking for help to leave
Leipsic, where they describe con
ditions as dangerous to their lives.
General Allen is sending a special
train to bring them away.
Mostly American Bayers.
Firing is almost continuous in
various parts of Leipsic and all the
light and water service has been
cut off, according to the Americans,
who are principally buyers from
various parts ot the United States.
General Allen has directed the
German railway company of the
Rhineland provinces to prepare a
train, -which will be in charge of a
detachment of American soldiers.
SOUTH AMERICAN
RAILROADS TIED
UP BY EMPLOYES
Rio Janeiro, March 17. Eight
thousand employes of the Leopol
dina railway, serving Rio and two
adjoining states, walked out, com
pletely tyins up the system.
HOOlfERPUTS
INAWORDTO
SAVE TREATY
Holds Reservations Not
Fatal and Wilson Can
Accept Them.
New York, March 18. Herbert
Hoover, in a statement today, advo
cates early ratification of the peace
treaty "so long as the final form
gives us freedom of action and
room for constructive development
of peace" and with reservations
which "should satisfy the most tim
id as to entanglements." The state
ment was issued, it was explained,
ia response to a request of the
Washington Star for his views on
the subject
Mr. Hoover expressed the belief
that the reservations "do not de
stroy the possibility of the creation
of a potent organization to mitigate
the dangers in front of us and the
alternatives are a continuation of
our state of war for another year
or the unthinkable thing, for us to
make a separate peace after we
have gone so far as to agree on its
main lines with comrades in arms."
Wilson Should Accept.
"Despite the feeling of President
Wilson and his associates that the
strength of the league is somewhat
undermined" by the reservations,
Mr. Hoover expressed the opinion,
"they should also accept them."
Due to the "unsettlement and oth
er causes that the league would
mitigate." he continued, "the world
is steadily drifting back to a worse
state of international antagonisms
than existed before 1914. The na
val strength of every great nation,
except the enemy and Russia, has
been increased during the war.
Many great armies have been de
mobilized, yet the world is again
engaging in preparedness and the
actual number of men Under arms
tddarisTnuch larger than before
191 No moderating influ
ences can be set up until we come
to conclusion and join the league
that was created at our inspiration
and upon which the entire theme of
settlement our real hope of a bet
ter world revolves.
Is Foundation of Peace.
"The president seems to feel that
the foundations of the league rest
upon our participating, subject to
approval of congress on use of
force, in an obligation to preserve
the territorial integrity and politi
cal independence of its members
against aggression. Without enter
ing upon this method of prevention
of aggression, I believe a great
foundation of peace does lie in the
continuous functioning of a body of
great international representatives
silting outside the pettiness of day
to day international relations en
gaged upon conciliation, the miti
gation of antagonism, the very ef
fective boycott of disturbers through
arousal of public opinion against
them and through it the immediate
undertaking of disarmament of the
world to a simple defensive foot
ing." Mr. Hoover points out that in
case the treaty failed of ratifica
tion, citizens of the United States
would have no right in Germany
or Austria, and we would have no
proper equality in trade with a
large portion of Europe.
Lack Voice in Own Affairs.
The United States need not be
"involved in scores of treaty com
missions dealing with purely Eu
ropean matters," he said, "yet the
reparation commission, the most
powerful economic body in , the
world, is conducting without our
veto, a control that affects our
trade. . . . Naturally, with us out
side the treaty, we must expect the
commission to at least neglect our
interests
"In my view the soul of the
league as an influence to the pre
vention of war may have died in
world antagonism long before we
can come to our presidential elec
tion. The league is of course, al
rady in actual being among the
other members. It can not, how
ever, become a real beneficient
force unless it contains the support
of all the great powers, and this
can only come about by our en
trance." Prepare for Last Tote.
Washington, March 18. One aft
er another the senate today voted
down proposed reservations to the
peace treaty. .- .
A grist of about a dozen reser
vations was to be disposed ot dur
ing the. day under an agreement to
limit debate and put the resolution
of raitification in final form tor a
vote tomorrow.
Meantime renewed attacks were
made on the administration lineup
opposing ratification with the Re
publican reservations already
adopted, but there was not mnch
hope in any quarter that enough
Democrats to ratify would break
away from President Wilson's rec
ommendations. ALFONSO TO BORDEAUX.
Madrid, March 18 King Alfonso
left today for Bordeaux, where he
will visit a specialist in diseases
of the ear. H will rat.urv Sun
day. -
HOOVER LINING
UP WITH G. O. P.
FOR A PURPOSE
Printing of .Old Letter
Throws Light On His
Aspirations.
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Special to The Argus).
(At the time the following was written
by Mr. Lawmice. evidently the tatement
issued on the subject by Mr. Hoover hsd
not appeared. The former food adminis
trator, alter publication of the letter re
ferred to. said there had been a "breach of
food taste1' in fivinr out confidential mat
ter. He also intimated that circumstances
arising since bis letter was written bad led
him to cban re his -news in several im
portant respects. Editor s Mote).
Washington, D. C, March 18.
Herbert Hoover is gunning for the
Republican presidential nomination,
or rather, to use political vo abu
lary, his friends are doing the gun
ning. The latest proof ot Mr.
Hoover's Republicanism has just
been issued in the form of a hither
to unpublished letter dated April
11, 1919, which shows that the for
mer food administrator approxi
mates the position of Senator
Lodge, if not Senator Fall, on many
phases of international policy and
that while he advocates a league
of nations, his conception of what
the measure of American participa
tion shall be differs considerably
from that of President Wilson.
Just what is the purpose ot these
revelations of letters written a year
ago but bearing on the situation to
day cannot be discovered from the
Hoover supporters but other revela
tions are promised. Before long it
will be disclosed:
That Herbert Hoover is not "an
Englishman," as the Hearst press
has branded him, but on the other
hand fought the British more bit
terly than anybody in Paris -and at
one time threatened a complete ex
posure of bis negotiations with the
British over food matters unless
pledges which Mr. Hoover consid
ered had been given by Great Brit
ain were kept '
Friend of Farmer.
That Herbert Hoover is not the
foe of the farmers but that be is
their friend and that he ,had noth
ing to do with the fixing of the
price of wheat, which act was the
work of a commission appointed
by President Wilson and which was
entirely independent of Mr. Hoov
er's control or influence.
That Herbert Hoover doesn't ap
prove of the seven years of Wilson
administration, especially its do
mestic policies.
And. finally, it is averred that Mr.
Hoover is more closely identified
with the Republican than Demo
cratic point of view.
Now it must be clearly under
stood that Mr. Hoover is not defin
ing his political affiliations or in
clinations. He has naively asked
"what is going to be the difference
this year between the Republican
and Democratic platforms I shall
wait and see which is progressive
and which is reactionary."
Dig l'p Record.
But the politicians in both parties
don't like that and insist upon
knowing what Mr. Hoover thought
or did in the past. So the record
is being unfolded. The unpublish
ed letter is a more effective argu
ment than any member of the Re-
(Continued on Page Ten.)
WHOLE CON-CON
WILL CONSIDER
I AND R CLAUSE
Springfield, 111., March 18. For
mulation of an initiative and refer
endum proposal for submission to
the Illinois constitutional conven
tion was left today to a sub-committee
of five members by the whole
committee on initiative and referen
dum and recall.
The committee at a meeting this
morning decided it would be advis
able to submit the question of an
initiative and referendum section
for the new constitution to the en
tire convention. The sub-commit
tee will draft an I. and R. article
which will form the basis of the
committee's report to the conven
tion.
The convention adjourned after a
brief session today until 10 a. in
next Tuesday.
FLXAXIEII DEAD:
Atlantic City, N. J.. March IS.
Washington S. Valentine, founder
of numerous Latin-American busi
ness enterprises and financier, died
last night
The Weather
o o
Rain tonight, probably clearing
Friday morning. Warmer tonight
with the temperature above freezing.-
Colder Friday. Strong shift
ing winds.
Highest yesterday, 40; lowest
last night, 32.
Wind velocity, 12 miles per
hour.
Precipitation, none.
12m. 7p.m. 7a.m.
yester. yester. today
Dry bulb temp.. 31 36 33
Wet bulb temp.. 28 31 30
Rel. humid 65 .57 78
River stage C.C, a fall of .7 in
the last 24 hours.
. J. M. SHERIER, Meteorologist
BRITISH ARE
IN TURKEY TO
STAY, BELIEF
Constantinople Quiet Aft
er Occupation by the
Allied Forces.
Constantinople, J!arch 17. (By
The Associated Press.) The sec
ond day of the inter-allied occupa
tion of Constantinople, carried out
on Tuesday by large forces front
the imposing war fleet in the Bos
phorus, passed with entire calm,
the Turkish police cooperating in
keeping order. Only small detach
ments of allied soldiers are visible
in the streets.
The French and the Italians had
only small forces here and they
are far less active than the British
troops, which are excellently or
ganized. ,
Take Prisoners.
Among the prisoners taken were
Essad Pasha, nationalist leader, and
Mohammed Pasha, who was minis
ter of war Just before the great
war opened and has been the chief
organizer of the propaganda for an
American mandate.
The Turkish newspapers and the
foreign office are so heavily cen
sored that it is impossible to ob
tain the authoritative TurkiBh view
of the situation. The Turks with
whom the correspondent spoke,
however, -were free in declaring
their opinion that Constantinople
was about to repeat the history of
Cairo; that the British would re
main in Turkey as they had in
Egypt Meanwhile the French and
English newspapers here are feat
uring Paris and London dispatches,
which allege the expectancy that
the United States will assume re
sponsibility in restoring order ia
the near east
See Polttifal Motive. -
The general opinion expressed
among Americans here in touch
with near east conditions is that the
occupation was prompted more by
political than humane motives.
PARTLY RAISE .f
EXPRESS BANS
Chicago. March 18. Partial lift
ing of the embargo on express
shipments, imposed as the result of
a strike of Chicago express work
ers, was announced today. The
American Railway Express company
removed restrictions on outgoing
shipments, except ordinary parcels,
to Texas, Oklahoma and other
southwestern points, and on all
through shipments from Boston,
Philadelphia and Baltimore, via
New York. ,-.
Shipments of perishable goods
from Florida and into Chicago
were included.
Officials of the company said
that 25 per cent of the strikers bad :
returned to work.
SHIPPING BOARD
GETS NEEDED OIL
Washington, March 18. The
shipping board announced that con
tracts for J12,000,0OO barrels of
fuel oil had been signed.
MINNESOTA IS
MOSTLY LEFT
UNINSTRUCTED
St. Paul, Minn., March 18. Com
plete reports compiled today from
the Republican conventions in 86
counties yesterday show that 52
counties decided not to formally in
dorse a candidate for president; 27
counties instructed their delega
tions to cast their vote for Major
Ceneral Tnnaril Wood at the state
irnnvpntfnn hor. fifliitrrlav! flvsi
counties endorsed Governor Frank
O. Lowden, and the other two went
to Hiram Johnson.
Comparison of the county con
vention reports with the reports
from the presidential preference
primary held Monday shows that
Wood received a majority of the
UVItfSjMVB 111 U113 V UUUUCB wum
voted to send uninstructed dele
gates to the state convention and
to the district conventions.
Campaign managers for Major
n i i .... jLnul a .
day that the fact that county con
ventions did not formally Instruct
their delegates to the district and
state conventions would not have
any effect upon control oi tne ais
trict and state conventions.
Lowdea Gets Four.
Roanoke, Va.. March 18. Four
delegates , at large and four alter
nates were instructed for Frank O. '
Lowden by the Virginia Republican J
convention. -

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