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Renter Correspondent Describes
' How Bolshevik Pour Volleys Into
Groups of Tlirtr Victim
London, Oct: 20. Suffering! of
corns of the British resident of Mos
cow la ths Bolshevik prisons In that
city where they were kept for six
weeks after having been arrested by
the lied Ouards upon flimsy pretexts
re vividly portrayed by Ouy Ber
ingor, a Reuter correspondent at
Moscow who was set free early this
month and has reached Ilsparando,
. Berlnger, In his report wired from
Hspsrsnds,' ssys he wss arrested
while In the home of the British
chaplain adjoining the British con
aulate In Moscow, and together with
the chaplain and several other Eng
lish men and women was marched
on foot two miles through the streets
to the Cubyanka House or Detention.
; "I was separated from my com
panions and was led to a room In
which were some SO prlsoriors, most
ly civilians Including a few women,"
writes Mr. Berlnger. "I spent five
days and nights In this room In
which there wss Just sufficient spare
for the Inmates to sleep on the floor.
There waa no bed of any kind, for
food we had a piece of black bread
nd a few dips with a wooden spoon
into a bowl of the thinnest possible
cabhnge aoup containing some her
ring heada. Eight of us had to shnre
the contents of this one bowl. Many
people who were without provisions
from the outside were literally In
tate or starvation.
Mko the Russian prisoners we
were treated as helots and were ad
dressed insultingly In the second
person by low brutes among the Rod
Lat one night when some ot the
other prisoners were singing sud
denly there was a death-like hush.
I looked np and saw m Red Ouard
officer and soldiers standing at the
opening to the ante-room In which
the prison guards were stationed. A
list of twelve names of civilians and
oldlera was read out. No on
doubted what thla meant. It was
the list of those set down for Imme
diate execution. It Included two
pairs of brothers. All the condemn
ed, men .rose without delay arid
hook hinds with their - neighbors.
Not one showed the slightest tear. '
."The Iron folding doors between
the big room and the ante-room were
then eloped. This was done only
when prisoners were taken away for
execution. The doors remained
closed for a few minutes, and were
then reopened and the names of two
other soldiers who had' previously
been overlooked were . called ..out
These also rose without a tremor
and the folding, doors were shut a
sejpnd and last time. , The condemn
ed prisoners were either shot In the
basements of the prison with their
basks to the firing party or they
were taken out to the suburbs in
motor lorries and there told to get
out and get awsy. Then volleys
were poured into them while "they'
were walking or running away. The
bodies are sometimes recoverable by
relatives on payment of heavy
"The conditions of our intern
ment were so vilely sordid that It Is
no .wonder that the minds of some
of the more refined prisoners be
came unhinged' Berlnger wires. ,
''The IBolshevlk leaders show no
mercy. . In their newspapers thovi
bold up "Marat as the Ideal friend
of the people.. They urge that , his
example should be followed and
preach the extermination of the en
tire middle class."
ew Refuses to Surrender to Ited
and Is Torpedoed 830 Men Are
- Berne, Nov. 16. The Local An-
selgsr of Berlin says: "The German
warship, Wiesbaden, refused to sur
render to the revolutionists and
tried to escape to neutral waters
She was pursued, torpedoed by the
revolutionary sailors, and her entire
crew of SCO men! perished."
The Wiesbaden was supposed to
have been sunk IK the Jutland battle.
Psrls, Nov. 16. French and Am
erican troops have occupied the ad
vanced forts of Mets and are ad
vancing toward the city. The Ger
mans are carrying out their evacu
ation faster than waa expected. It
Is possible that King Albert will en
ter 'Brussels Sunday. ' ;
Washington, Nov. 16. Develop
ments In Europe, not only military
but In Internal politics, and the ten
dency of revolutionary spirit mani
fested by the demoralized civilian
population of the central empires to
spread to neighboring states, have
Influenced the allied and American
governments to arrange for the
meeting at an early date of the great
peace congress.
The Atlsntle cables were burdened
today with government business be
lieved to have been mads up. for the
most part of exchanges between
Washington and Paris, where the
Inter-allied council la endeavoring to
reach an agreement as to the time
and place tor holding the conference,
the conditions under which It shall
be held and the nations that shall
be admitted to participation.
Secretary Lansing, Colonel House,
Judge Branded and Ellhu Root may
be delegates. . '
Seattle, Nov. 1 6. Many Alaskans
who came south this Jail are trying
to get Into the tank corps, the
"Treat .'Em Rough" branch of the
American army.
"Tanks are something like steam
thawera used by miners during tbe
winter In Alaska"' said one "sour
dough" applicant. "There's Just
enough-bolts and nuts and bad air
about a tank to make a miner feel
at home."
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Nome,. Alaska, Nov. 16. Like the
sweep of more dread forms of
scourage, Spanlch Influenza has cut
a .fearful swath ot death in Seward
peninsula,' and now, believed to be
at the turning point In this section,
It Is spreading still further north
ward toward the Arctic and down
the coast. , a
Of an estlmatel Eskimo popula
tion. In this vicinity of 250, but 75
natives are left, the dead totaling
176, and others are dying dally
Nineteen white persons.. In . Nome
have- succumbed, but' -conditions
among the whites are Improving. At
Fort Davis 75 out ot 85 soldiers sta:
tloned there have had the Influenza.
4 Amerongon, Holland, , Nov.. 4
4 16. William Hohenxollern la 4
4 not Interned, but Is regarded
rather as a distinguished for- 4
4 etgner who sought refuge and 4
4 has claim to, protection. His 4
4 suite has, been Interned, how?, 4
4 ever.;- ... 4
It ; I ' ! ' i I' M '
Self Pleads For Permission to Send Hca Mission Here to
Lay ''vtwMvct Uclted Stiles, Bat
Plan Thongbt kccsceivable Peace Nearer
Berlin, Nov. 16. Foreign Secre
tary Solf ot Germany has sent a
message to Secretary Lansing, ur
gently requesting the president to
permit the German commission to
Immediately leave Germany for the
United States to personally lay be
fore the American government the
conditions existing In Germany, and
assure the taking ot steps toward
tbe purchase of foodstuffs.
Washington, Nov. 16. It Is con
sidered Inconceivable that any Ger
man mission should be permitted to
come to tbe United States while the
countries are still at war.
Berne, Nov. 16. If the new Ger
man government can carry on Its
work for six or eight weeks, tbe fu-
turejif new Germany Is assured, de,
clard Chancellor Ebert In a speech
st Berlin.
London, Nov. 16. German Catho
lics are appealing to 'the Pone
against the heavy burdens of 'the
armistice conditions, according to a
wireless dispatch from Berlin.
London, Nov. 16. Preliminary
discussions were held yesterday on
Firth of Fourth, Scotland, between
the British and German naval dele
gates, concerning the handing over
ot the German fleet. There waa no
hitch In the preliminaries. ,
Berlin, Nov. - 16. Mathlss Erz-
berger, chief of the German armis
tice delegation, will conduct tbe pre-
London, JJov.: 16. Describing the
scene at the front the military cor
respondent of the British 1 -wireless
service, says:', ?.":
"Marshal Focn had prepared ' a
further great attack east' of -the
Meuse which undoubtedly would
have dealt -the enemy a' decisive
blow. When the armistice wss con
cluded, therefore,' the Germans .were
faced with 'imminent disaster and
the only dourse onen to hnm' Aaa tn
surrender at discretion:".' , - ? .j
Speaking ot present conditions,'
he says: ft' , i
"Whatever happens, no organized
or effective resistance can under any
circumstances be offered by the Ger
mans, but 1f the trooDs refuse t ac
knowledge' the-anthorit'y 1 of their
present commanders' and the army
should disintegrate. tNe allied ar
mies may still have much work' to
do." - ...
Mexico City, "Ndv.- 16.' The' war
department announces that the'-re
bellion Inaugurated in Sonora by
Juan Cabral anl Julian Medina re
cently has ftizled " out . completely.
The&vleaders are sail to have start
ed their movement with' some1 500
followers.' As 4 result of the opera
tions sof General J. Torres; the revo
lutionists have been reduced to a
single band' of. about 20 men, which
has taken refuge In the Xzuld moun
tains, while Cabral and Meltna are
reportel to nave fled back across the
American border.- ;V
. St. Paul, Minn.; Nov.. 16. Minne
sota will remain "wet."
Complete official returns announc
ed today by Secretary of State Ju
llus A. Schmal showed that the pro
posed dry amendment to the state
constitution tailed by 756 votes at
tbe general election November 5.
llmlnarlea ot tbe peace negotiations
In conjunction with the foreign of
fice. .
Paris, Nov. 16. French and Am
erlcan troops continue In their pro
gress of occupation of Alsace-Lorraine.
They are moving toward
London, Nor. 16. The Belgians
are in possession of Antwero todar.
according to reports received here.
The dispatch does not indicate
whether Belgian troops occupied the
city, or whether the Germans had
evacuated and Belgian civilians re
sumed charge of the city's adminis
tration. Antwerp is the chief seaport of
Belgium. It is located on the River
Scbeldt, 22 miles north of Brussels
and is 25 miles from the nearest
point in tbe Belgian lines, as' esti
mated at tbe close ot hostilities.
Paris, Nov. .16. Belgian advance
guards entered Brussels today. The
Germans are now nine miles away.
Berne, Nov. 16. A Czecho-Slo-vak
republic was proclaimed by the
national assembly yesterday, and the
election of Professor Masaryk ss
president was ratified.
Paris, Nov. 16. The allies are
expected to enter Bucharest Sunday,
according to Jassy advices.
Basel. Nov. 16. Maximilian ha
arrived in Baden with his family for
a long stay.
Paris,; Nov. 16. As a result of
Investigations made in Ulle and the
region of : the department " of ' the
north, very precise charges bave
been made out against German-offi
cers guilty ot giving orders or of
having themselves 'committed shock
ing crimes. . " ". w.v.V't.-
In the presence of evidence that
has been 'revealed by a'commtsslon
of Inquiry, the under-secretary " of
state at t&e ministry of Justice baa
ordered that criminal' proceedings
belnstltutel at dnce against the Ger
man officers In question; ' They wDl
be tried by court-martial in their ab
sence it the allies' are unable to sti
cute their' arrest, but whatever sen
tences may be passed will ' remain
TaHd-'V:, ;rV':;i:;rfo'-""';'-.
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Washington,' Nov. -6. Investiga
tion of the' feasibility of consolllat
Ing Western 'Union anl Postal Tele
graph facilities,'-begun by ' a special
committee 'when tbe government as
sumed wire control last summer, has
been' ' practically ' completed: '
,' Orders providing' for tbe consoli
dating In a number of cities over
the country probably will be issued
shortly. ',. , ; . V . .
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4' Washington, Nov. 16. The 4
4 president has Issued a procla- 4
4 matlon taking over' the bus- 4
4 lnesd of the American Railway 4
4 Express company and assigning 4
4 tbe operation ot -the- same to 4
4 DIrect6r McAdoo." This clarifies 4
4 the express situation. 4
4. 4 44444444-
Military Commander Says 3,000,000
Germans Been Killed Soldier
-'-- Break Guns
Ghent, ; Wednesday, Nov. 14.
There Is no organized authority yet
In Brussels, but with comparative
calm and dignity the Belgian capital
awaits the' coming of the armies of
liberation.", ic - J s " '''
On Sunday three delegates 'from
tbe "republic of Hamburg" arrived
at Brussels., Standing on a balcony
the military command of the city
addressed a crowd or 1,000 soldiers
and civilians. !''' n "
"Three million Germans have
been killed during the war," Ihe said.
"That Is sufficient. Let ns bare
General Ton ' Falkenhausen, ' the
German governor general " of Bel
gium, received the delegates, and In
the meantime French and Belgian
socialists addressed the crowd.
A letter has been received from
Field Marshal von Hindenbnrg, who
was at BIngen on tbe Rhine.' It Iras
read to the crowd.' It said:
"I am heartily In sympathy with
the regenerative movement. . Sol
diers must obey the orders of the
supreme soldiers' committee. Let
us have peace."
Some soldiers then entered the
park, which has been closed to the
public for four years. They smashed
the marble slabs surrounding the
beautiful ponds, broke their guns
and threw tbe gun barrels into the
water.' They then formed a proces
sion and, singing the "Marseillaise.'
paraded through the city behind tbe
red flag. ' -, -; r'
The only bloodshed in Brussels oc
curred on Wednesday, when a pa
trol detailed by the soldiers' commit
tee to keep order fired upon a dis
orderly crowd; killing 12 civilians
and wounding about 80 others. The
crowd had disregarded the tiring ot
a blank volley by the soldiers.
Paris, Oct. 31. Many American
soldiers when treated in evacuation
hospitals refused to admit, being
badly hurt' eves' when their' wounds
are most serious and painful, say
Red Cross workers who serve choco
late and cigarettes to tbem.
'Look t my partner over there.
He stopped three pills. I only got
two, serve' him first," said one
Missouri boy to a Red Cross worker
passing out hot drinks.' -
"Nothing the matter with me I'm
lucky; my buddy was killed," anoth
er man told" a worker as she put the
rubber tube into his mouth to that
he could sip chocolate while lying
on a stretcher In a 'hospital train.
Another boy said that all he want
ed was-a' little talk wltn- an Ameri
can1 girl. ' .-.
A man with" four1 wounds' com
plained bitterly' at1 being sent back
after be" bad captured a machine gun
nest single1 handed and 'taken eight
prisoner.1 ' "Only eight," ,heirepeated
over and over again, "and f promis
ed my girl back in- Wisconsin' that I
would get at least 20 before they
got me."N . ' " '
Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 16. The
Washington State Industrial - Wel
fare commission has set "the 'mini
mum rata per week for women In
this state at 113.20, this amount be
ing deemed necessary tor the Cost of
living and to maintain -them in
health and comforts ' V
, Women will be prohibited 4 from
the following occupations, Working
on the railroad section; certain work
In shipbuilding 'plants; , certain
work In lumber mills; certain work
In hotels, 'such as bellhops; certain
work with molten metal, all under
ground work, all work In shooting
galleries, penny arcades and the like.
1,700,000 Men Now Tader Anna la
This Country Petuhing to Cbooee
. . Mem First Sent Home . a j
.Washington, , .Nov. 16. Orders
have been lssned for the gradual de
mobilization of all troops now Is
the United States, General . March ,
has announced. The demobilization,
will be In tbe following order:
First Development battalions.
comprising vs.uuu men.
SecondConscientloas objectors
not under arrest.
Thiri Spruce production divi
sion. - " '" "" " '"''' .
Fonrth--CentraI: training school
for officers, with some modifications.
Fifth United States guards,' now
numbering 135,000 men. .....
! Sixth Railway units.
Seventh Depot brigades and re
placement units. "'
Eighth Replacement units. .".---r-Ninth
Combat divisions. -,
There are 1,790,000 now under ,
arms in this country. Orders for the
demobilization of 200,000 have been '
issued and these will be home with-'
In two weeks. "When the reduction
plan is in full operation, 30,000 per
day win be released. .
General Pershing is to decide
which are to return from France
valescents are to return .immediately.
' The divisions win be returned to
the locality from which the major
ity ot the men came and will be par
aded In the adjacent cities so that
the people can ' fittingly welcome
them.' - !1 ''('.' -Mb ' i ,
Training camps in tnis country
will bd cleared in preparation for the
returned forces. .The Rainbow d!vl- '
slon,' due to its brilliant record and
ally 'considered 1n-t!he demobiliza
tion plans, and will probably be par
aded through Washington, D. C.
Steps will be taken toward the' or
ganization of a permanent army. All
soldiers will' be Offered an honorable
discharge 'and immediate ' re-enlistment
in, new forcea. i . :; r .
A month's furlough will be given
as an incentive for re-enlistment.
The ' law provides "that the 'soldiers
cah': wear their'' -uniforms for three
months' after 'discharge;' which simp
lifies the immediate task ot supply
ing civilian clothing to the demobi
lised army.
No more troops will be sent across
except surgical units. ' -
, iki.aa ill ut : ui n ,
IllJI! ( t . -i. , , t. II.
ri i.a-.
(Laredo. NoV. 16. 'The I. W. W.
In the United States Is just exactly
what the Bolshevik! Is in Russia and
we ihave seen what they have done
to the 'working' people ' of Russia.
where the' people have "no" security,
no peace, no land and no bread."1-
This -statement was made by Sam
uel Gompers today In an address to
the Pan-American ' labor conference
In' this city." " " '"
. 'Another ' highly interesting fea
ture of the session was the denuncia
tion ot William D. Haywood by Cbas.
H. Moyer, a former associate of the
I. !W. W. chief.
The attack by the' two 'American
labor leaders n the I. " W.' W. was
precipitated by' an attempt of Mex-:
lean delegates to-bave adopted a
resolution aiming at the . release
from prison of Industrial Workers of
the World. .

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