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Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - February 8, 1919, Reno, Nevada MetaJ Prices electro Spot IS offered at Spot and Jan E St Spot and Feb 50 The Weather PUU ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE highest temperature recorded was degrees lowest 431 degrees forecast for Bain or snow VOL NO 333 fiENO NEVADA SATURDAY FEBRUARYS 1919 FIVE S STRIKE MAY COME TO AN END TODAY BELGIUM IN Part of Reparation Due Should Be Paid Forthwith Says Baron Van Den Heuvel Country He Claims Has No Time to Wait for Complete Figures of Indemnity Due Points Out Enormous Loss Suffered by Nation in War and From German Brutality PARIS Feb Associated Press financial claims of against are most genc baron Lien a bei of the Belgian peace delegation and of the peace tee on said today Want Pint Paid at Once Belgium he declared does not have time to wait or an agreement to be leached as to the figures of the Indemnity which is di'e her obtaining at least partial reparation The baron said that a percentage should he paid ately Belgium he added needs food and machinery at once Kei working men are Idle her aie at a standstill or working at a loss ana her foreign tiade will go to other unless something is done without delay g Haid to Figure Baton Van Den Heuvel said it would tako much tune to reckon the exact figure of Belgium's losses The Belgian government spent three lion for carrying on the war and more than two billion francs for feeding the populations in territory Despoiled wai contributions exacted from the provincial governments ing more than tout years from fifty to million a month the baron said Private Iwe betn despoiled of their and their unemployment have been ed by the high cost of living More than fifty thousand houses in have been destroyed Fanners lose All Hoi The Belgian farmers the have lost all their horses especially blooded stallions so sorely needed now for reproduction The tions of salt water in have affected a latgo part of the province and rendered that pait of sterile for the next seven Cannot foi Health While the foregoing the baron continued may figured in francs what cannot be reckoned in money is the very terrible ravages in health suffered bj our population be- cause of privations One hundied and twenty thousand were forcibly deported to Germany or to the zone immediately behind the fighting line One hundred thousand have emaciated and in such a state of that they are an to tuberculosis Belgian Needs Set Forth In order that life may resume its normal trend in Belgium many things are indispensable which do not depend upon the Belgians What Belgium needs is the immediate re-establishment df means of com- machinery rsw customs tariffs to protect homo in- and the immediate by Germany of the war indemnity to the full limit of its resources KING OF THE HEDJAZ SUBVENTIONS PARIS Feb 7 de- nial was issued today with regard intimations that the of the Jaz had received subventions from Groat Britain for taking part in the war It was stated that an payments made to the kins of allies were purely for military in order to sustain the king's power which had a great part in the overthrow of the Turks and In the de- of the Uet man troops Twenty-Eight Women bers of All Ages Objects of Distinct Curiosity Herr Ebert Given Brief Ovation and Is Heckled out Address WEIMAR Thursday Feb 6 opening of tho national assembly this afternoon was sive foi its earnestness and simplicity Chancellor ng speech the delivery of which a half waa frequently in- The court theater was long the appointed ime The Berlin policemen assigned to Kept the huge crowd out- side from with the arrival of delegates and others entitled to at- erd Democratic It was a Uic looking crowd veil though plainly dressed that shuffled its way through the alush and of ir's streets to the er for one walked save one carriage and one automobile party Following a review of an ry every one sought ho interior of the theater which was lighted and transformed nto a creditable imitation of a ative hall Toss Provided The orchestra chairs had bean to writing desks whille the ire first and second balconies ng the press representatives had been o that each newspaper man had a small bit of table The stago lad been changed by the addition of platform on which the future ent in an enormous chan faced with leather on the German eagle is It is the old reichstag chair and with the ng four seats on the platform and a line of chaira at the rear the stage is almost the only re- mind r of the former reichstag since learly of the members of the embly are new including women all ages Distinct Curiosity women were the distinct sity of the afternoon and the only mirthful event at the opening of the wus a hesitancy followed by a hrill ves of acquiescence as the first woman's name was called he woman on the list had not to bear her name and showed vident as it waa almost out Burled in Flowers The theater especially the tribune f the president and government jenches w as fairly buried in rod pink and white carnations The rear iona of the first and second balconies and the gallem were thronged visitors including neutral in Germany who had ar- from Berlin on Wednesday Heckled Herr received only a brief wation oa his entry Hel found elf so heckled by independent sts that he was forced in the middle tf his speech to turn upon them with he declaration that their disorder hawed how little evil times had aught them He spake loudly slowly nd distinctly his voice carrying to lie remotest part of the theater with ts properties Kings The chancellor's voice shook with motion as he touched upon points he deemed essential then Doomed high the discordant shouts of the when they tried tot in- and drown him out He roused approval when he began by We have done princes nd nobles jay the grace of God Ho said the German people was now ng itself There was disapproval mixed with approval when he declared that the evolution would decline Ly for the shortage of food and the in food in Germany Need the chancellor continued de- Germany to her enemies but ie protested against being a slave to Germany's enemies foy thirty forty sixty ears Dethroned Our enemies declare they are oa PMt BUSINESS IN HUNGARY PARALYZED BY A general strike which embraces the whole northwest of Hungary started Monday at according to AH business was suspended ami and cafes closed On Thursday the strike spread throughout upper Hungary ing the merchants public officials and the railway postal municipal and law employs os who declare their determination continue the un- til the alter their behavior The commanders threatened the postal strikers with death but without being able to secure the men's return to work inn OF SUFFRAGISTS Opponents of Women's Votes Want Senate to Extend Probe Activities Seek Any Relationship Be- tween Suffrage Societies and Europe Socialists 7 National Association Opposed to Woman announced night that it present a tition to the senate tomorrow that of I W W and other radical propaganda be ex- tended to include national and in- societies favoring woman suffrage The senate a statement issued by the association tonight sayst will be asked to investigate the to determine what re- exists between can suffrage societies and of socialists and feminists in and to discover in what manner the vast sums of money said to be raised and spent by suffrage societies are used to affect in the United States TUBE SYSTEM ome Employes Declare Dis- satisfaction With day's Agreement Feb lat it was announced late last night iat an agreement had been reached r the settlement of the strike of the employes of the tube and the district railway there was no of service today No official reason was given for the failure to return to work but of the employed declared that hey wei e not satisfied with the made by their representatives rith the board of trade and would not o back to work today at any nd that they would not recognize the settlement There was an official report this taat the National Union of Men had refused accept le settlement and would declare an strike These was bla difficulty in definite in- as to the real attitude of the on PARIS Thursday Feb Red Crews at ly organized in the first week of 1814 by several prominent William JK Mrs Vonderbilt Bacon ad Mrs Bacon waa closed hospital has been one of the conspicuous establishments in caring gan w wounded during tint praise from i Contest for Speaker Chief Question Confronting the G 0 P in House Seniority Committee Custom To Be Threshed Out and Changed by Senators Feb the contest for speaker of the next house is engrossing attention of republican representatives senate republicans day prepared to take up questions of organising the next senate in which they will have a majority of votes Lodge Calls Conference Minority Leader Lodge called a con- ference of republican senators for morrow to consider tho seniority com- custom and questions of com- personnel The conference will receive a report from the special rules revision committee of Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin is chairman This committee reached an agreement which Senator Lenroot said provides that chairmen of the senate's pal committees shall not chairmen of any other committee Agreement The agreement proposes that while chairmen of the big ten committees may be members of at least one minor committee they shall not have the right by virtue of service to be as a con- ference representative of such minor committee senior members of the minor committees may however a majority vote of the dominant Taction of the minor committee for conference duty Modified Substitute Tho Lenroot report is a modified substitute for the recent proposal of Senator Norris of Nebraska to linit of the ten Important committees from holding any other committee assignments Names of five senators have mentioned for the office of president pro are Harding of Ohio Borah of Idaho of Kansas Watson of Indiana and BVelinghuysen ol New Jersey but it wag said that none of them Were candidates i Declares If Germany Is Made Wage Slave Nation Will Rise at Proper Moment mmm WASHINGTON Feb cl lumber tries at a conference today with officials were told that stocks of hardwood lumber in the of the government were small and that there was disposition oni the part of the government to dispose of the lumber in any way that would affect the market Officials said much of the lumber would be hrough the government construction STOCK WILL BECOME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN CHICAGO Feb Stock who because criticism arising from fact that he waa a German sub- ject resigned as of tto today be- final to be- am U for in the Cites Number of Conditions Imposed on Germans Which May Cause War BERLIN Feb 7 the allies ist in imposing upon Germany de- which will malte that country he vage of Its enemies the Hies must keep Germany in lon for decades by armed force gainst which tho Germans would rise t an moment and again lunge tho world into war Professor Hang Delbrueck historian and declared to the correspondent oday dui ing a discussion of the Paris conference Singles Out Dangers Professor Tho of what constitutes a peace f justice can best be answered by in- the last separate demand made to whether It Is calculated 0 light the fires of war again at uture or whether it senes the deal of an peace Let me inglo out some of these questions It 1 proposed to impose upon Germany which it cannot throw off in time but would make ie country the wage slave of Us ues for decades This could be ed out if Germany were to be ept by armed force all this me But there toe any doubt Germany would rise against such slavery at the first opportunity Dangerous Another example plainly indicates that it to taike away the German territory of with its coal fields has more than a million purely man inhabitants This territory was ceded to France through the first Paris peace of 1814 but only a year later was given back to Germany in the Second Paris peace The tants had unanimously in repeated peals and petitions especially in a great memorial prayed for liberation from the Fronton yoke reunion with the German and had solemnly vowed to do everything they could to serve this end Foresees German Irredenta This land belonged to Germany for a- thousand years excepting the very brief temporary periods of French domination The problem of nationality ia much clearer and more certain here than in Even If the man of are gilven to France it can safely be prophesied that a German will spring up there very soon and threaten the peace of the This is true to a still greater de- gree in the case when like where whatever that is French exists la claimed by out of naked greed for power in opposition to tho principle of the people's right t Objects to Negroes A The French did not occupy the territory given them by the armistice with native men but for the greatest part with their colored allies These negroes on the citizens As long as the war lasts we must endure terrible as it is for the inhabitants Everything indicates that the French a very occupation and after peace as well until Germany has paid off the war indemnities Barbarity and Insult If thia should really come to pass it would not be a barbarity but an insult and maltreatment of Gorman which might load at any to an outbreak and a new armed conflict It clear the world cannot como to Jan enduring is a peace ot the road which French policy ia lowing today Seven Members Representing Strike Committee Call on or Shortly After He Issues Proclamation That He Would Operate Public Utilities of the City Today With Soldiers Mayor Announces He Will Ask Federal Government Assume Complete Charge of Seattle If Strike of Union ers in Sympathy With Shipyard Men Is Not Called Off Almost Totally Halted in Seattle But Business in Tacoma Almost as Usual Except That Street Cars Are Not Running Only One Newspaper Makes Its Appearance SEATTLE Wasn Feb 7 hat of the general strike in was possible before tomorrow Mayor Olo Hanson ate a conference be- a committee of business men he headed and a special com- of seven which represented the men Stops Tiken f was the first announcement iat steps were being tanen to mediate he strike which involves The general which egar a t 10 o'clock Thursday was called in sympathy with 00 ship workers who walked out 21 Seven members enting the committee called 05 Jayo after the catlon of his proclamation that ho ould operate public utilities ow morning with soldiers After with the mayor according 1 a statement made by the city's ex- J W Spangler a local r and the Rev M A Matthews of a local church were called in ibor Men to Report The special committee representing ho after conferring later an- that they would report the ot the conference to the general committee The conference of tlie two was still in progress early nigHt VOTE TO SAN FRANCISCO More than in Oakland ship yards voted tonight to go on strike to enforcer demand for an increase in Union said the walkout would affect Other within a few days They more than eventually bt made HANSON SEATTLE Wash ral government will be asked by ayor Ole Hanson to assume eta charge of Seattle if the union workers in sympathy ith ship yard workers who id down their tools January 21 is ot called off by S o'clock tomorrow Mayor Hanson notified tho executive committee late today f this intention and although he had conference later with ves of the strikers there was no in- catlon of any in the stanl e had taken acoma Almost Normal was halted In Seattle ay but In Tacoma the walkout had ot assumed great proportions and ie only outward indication there of conditions was the absence of reet car At a conference te today the Tacoma car men an- they would resume work to Take Charge Major General John F Morrison of the western ent of the army was en route from in Francisco to Seattle tonight to ime personal charge of the regular rmy troops that are doing guard duty ere and in Tacoma In Seattle era from Camp Lewis occupied ay the municipal light and lants Operation of the plants was ot interfered with last night by the Receive Protection Wo arc here for the protection of and persons and the sion of all Brigadier eral B Watson commanding the troops ia Tacoma said today We do not intend to take any arbitrary except in case of the gravest emergency Any plant which to reopen be entitled to and re- protection both as to its ty and the person of Ita employes One STreet Cur Runs Street car In Seattle today consisted of A lone municipal car made Us way on the regular run between this city and Ballard a Suburb Civilian were beside the conductor and torman but there was no Interference and frequently the car stopped to take on It indicated today toy the tle effort would tomorrow to a ular street car guard it necessary of automobile trucks manned by soldiers and policemen Star Issues Edition Troops in read the seveni column top headline of tba Star this afternoon tho first per to since the strike waa called Manned and guarded bv tho first truck load of pers was sent into the business dis- The soldiers gave tho papers to crowds that gathered around the trucks Some of tho crowds be- teved to have been union newsboys many of the and tora them to bits Mayor Hanson promised pers that he would supply all the diers and police needed to publication Cafeterias May Open Strike leaders it was said at the Seattle Labor council today ered permitting several of the largo downtown cafeterias to open kitchens operated In military mess style bji culinary workers have leen so heavily taxed by tho crowds that not every ono could bo served Schools to Monday Schools closed by the strike of tors and engineers will reopen day tho Seattle board of education an- tonight The union em- ployes are expected to return the an- said Seattle From Portland Ore came word of an exodus from Seattle to Portland of persons Who In many cases they had left Seattle to the discomforts and possible dangers of the general strike San Francisco advices declared that tho Pacific coast company operating a line of coastwise passenger and freight boats had abandoned Seattle as a port of call until the strike is ended Other companies shipping men said were expected to follow this lead froops Ordered to Prill Major H of the office ot tho adjutant general of Washington stated today the companies of the Washington state infantry and our companies of independent state have been ordered to drill night order was issued Major Keene said so that the men and cers could be kept in close touch each oilier and bo ready for any call Stations The regular army has taken every to prevent interruption ot communication that might interfere with troop operations and wireless stations haVe been erected on the rooC of the capitol building at Olympia and on grounds across froni the These stations will In with the government wireless station at I FIGHTING Poles Recapture Nurses Who Were Impaled on Pointed Sticks by Enemy WARSAW Monday Feb the and the Ukrainians continue fighting each other in the region of and the Poles are keeping the in check In the lost few tlM hava retaken some of comradei who were made Among the were sixty mala nurses who ing to reports from Impaled on pouted by Four of ported to dying in a Cracow
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