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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - February 8, 1919, Reno, Nevada                               .MetaJ Prices. electro, Spot IS @18fac, offered at Spot and Jan. E St. Louisr Spot and Feb. J6.35gi6 50. SMTE JOUEIAL .The Weather. PUU. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE highest temperature recorded yeererday was S3 degrees; lowest, 431 degrees, forecast for today: Bain or snow. VOL, LXXItl, NO, 333, fiENO, NEVADA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARYS, 1919 FIVE CENT3 '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 lhe Associated Press) The- financial claims of Bel- gium against Geimany are most ur- genc', baron Lien Ilouvel, a mem- bei of the Belgian peace delegation and of the peace confcrtncp commit- tee on lepaiationb, 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 befoit, obtaining at least partial reparation The baron said that a percentage should he paid immedi- ately. Belgium, he added, needs food and machinery at once Kei working men are Idle, her industiies aie at a standstill or working at a loss, ana her foreign tiade will go to other maikets unless something is done without delay g Haid to Figure Iiosses Baton Van Den Heuvel said it would tako much tune to reckon the exact figure of Belgium's losses The Belgian government spent three bil- lion francts for carrying on the war and more than two billion francs for feeding the populations in occpled territory. iSiUlon Despoiled Torcod wai contributions exacted from the provincial governments dur- ing more than tout years aggiegated from fifty to sevtntv million fiancs a month, the baron said. Private cit- izens Iwe betn despoiled of their val- uables and their sufleungs, thiouKh unemployment have been accentuat- ed by the high cost of living More than fifty thousand houses in Bel- gium have been destroyed. Fanners lose All Hoi -cs The Belgian farmers, the Biiion o.iid, have lost all their horses especially blooded stallions so sorely needed now for reproduction. The inunda- tions of salt water in Flandeis have affected a latgo part of the province and rendered that pait of Belgtam sterile for the next seven >eais. Cannot Fa> 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 workn.en were forcibly deported to Germany or to the zone immediately behind the fighting line. One hundred thousand have loturned emaciated and in such a state of htcvltn that they are an piey 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 altogetner upon the Belgians. What Belgium needs is the immediate re-establishment df means of com- munication, machinery, rsw mateilal, customs tariffs to protect homo in- dustries and the immediate pajment by Germany of the war indemnity to the full limit of its resources.' KING OF THE HEDJAZ SUBVENTIONS PARIS, Feb 7 semi-official de- nial was issued today with regard to> intimations that the of the Hed- Jaz had received subventions from Groat Britain for taking part in the war. It was stated that an) payments made to the kins of thuHcdjaz allies were purely for military Pur- in order to sustain the, king's power, which had a great part in the overthrow of the Turks and In the de- feiU. of the Uet man troops. Twenty-Eight Women Mem- bers of All Ages Objects of Distinct Curiosity Herr Ebert Given Brief Ovation and Is Heckled Through- out Address WEIMAR Geimanj, Thursday, Feb. 6 opening of tho national assembly this afternoon was Impres- sive foi its HOlpmnitv, earnestness and .simplicity Chancellor Dtert'iS open- ng speech, the delivery of which oc- cupied a half hrur, waa frequently in- terrupted The court theater was :hronged long befoio the appointed ;ime The Berlin policemen assigned to Wtimai Kept the huge crowd out- side from intorfeiing with the arrival of delegates and others entitled to at- erd. Democratic Iiooking Ciowd It was a. derooci Uic looking) crowd, veil, though plainly, dressed, that shuffled its way through the alush and of We'm ir's streets to the thea- er, for eveij one walked, save one carriage and one automobile party Following a blief review of an mfan- ry honoi compam', 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 hifted to writing desks, whille the ire first and second balconies, hold- ng the press representatives, had been o alterej that each newspaper man had a small bit of table The stago lad been changed by the addition of platform, on which the future presi- ent  ned It is the old reichstag presi- ential chair and with the accompany- ng four seats on the platform and a ami-circular line of chaira at the rear >f the stage is almost the only re- mind r of the former reichstag, since learly 3IWO of the members of the as- embly are new, including 2l8 women >f all ages Vonicn Distinct Curiosity women were the; distinct ruri- sity of the afternoon, and the only mirthful event at the opening of the esstton wus a hesitancy followed (by a hrill, ves" of acquiescence as the first woman's name was called. 'he sdoond woman on the list had not xpected to bear her name and showed vident as it waa almost houted 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 por- iona of the first and second balconies and the gallem were thronged wltn riviloged visitors, including neutral' iplomats in Germany who had ar- ived from Berlin on Wednesday. Elxrt Heckled Herr PJbert received, only a brief wation oa his entry. Hel found, hlm- elf so heckled by independent social- 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 pea-feet properties, >one Kings The chancellor's voice shook with, motion as he touched upon points he deemed essential then Doomed high vbove the discordant shouts of the ndependents when they tried tot in- ernpt and drown him out. He roused approval when he began by leclaring- "We have done forever-with princes nd nobles jay the grace of God." Ho said the German people was now rui- ng itself There was disapproval mixed with approval when he, declared that the evolution would decline responslbil- Ly for the shortage of food and the lefectg in food in Germany. Need, the chancellor continued, de- Ivered Germany to her enemies, but ie protested against being a slave to Germany's enemies foy thirty, forty sixty ears, afflitarjrlran Dethroned" Our enemies declare they are Oght- oa PMt BUSINESS IN HUNGARY PARALYZED BY SJRIKERS A general strike, which embraces the whole northwest of Hungary, started Monday at Ijtomorny according to aclvlocs fiont Budupest. AH business was suspended ami and cafes closed. On Thursday the strike spread throughout upper Hungary, ernbrne- ing the merchants, public officials and the railway, postal, municipal and law employs os, who declare their determination continue the -strike 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, J.W. 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 Suffiage announced to- night that it present a pe- tition to the senate tomorrow psWrrg that investU gattoh of Bolshevlki, I. W. W. and other radical propaganda be ex- tended to include national and in- ternational societies favoring woman suffrage. The senate a statement issued by the association tonight sayst will be asked to investigate the suffraigisia to determine what re- lationship exists between Ameri- can suffrage societies and organ- izations of socialists and feminists in I'yrope, 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." OiON TUBE SYSTEM ome Employes Declare Dis- satisfaction With Thurs- 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 dyistem and the ondon district railway .there was no jsumptlon of service today. No official reason was given for the ,en's failure to return to work, but of the employed declared that hey wei e not satisfied with the agres- 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 'ternoon taat the National Union of ailway Men had" refused to- accept le settlement and would declare an Tioial strike.. These was consider- bla difficulty in getting- definite in- wmatlon as to the real attitude of the on. PARIS, Thursday, Feb. nerieim Red Crews Oiospital at Nen- ly, organized in the first week of epteinber, 1814, by several prominent im-Juding William, JK Vaii- erbilr, Mrs. Vonderbilt, Btoberfc Bacon ad Mrs. Bacon, waa closed tocfiiy. hospital has been one of the mostfwtgo conspicuous establishments in caring gan w ttie wounded during tint dnmjnjronttoiBiiMtk 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 to- 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 to- morrow to consider tho seniority com- mittee custom and questions of com- mittee personnel. The conference will receive a report from the special rules revision committee, of whieh Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin is chairman This committee reached an agreement which, Senator Lenroot said, provides that chairmen of the senate's princi- pal committees shall not chairmen of any other committee. Agreement ropoqcd The agreement proposes that, while chairmen of the "big ten" committees may be members of at least one oth- minor committee, they shall not have the ex-offlcio right by virtue of qonior service, to be Tiamed as a con- ference representative of such minor committee 6Wih senior members of the minor committees may, however, >y a majority vote of the dominant Taction of the minor committee, se- octed for conference duty. Modified Substitute Tho Lenroot report is a modified substitute for the recent rule1 proposal of Senator Norris of Nebraska, to pro- linit c-hairme-n of the ten Important committees from holding any other committee assignments. Names of five senators have bteeni mentioned for the office of president pro tcrapore. Thejp are Harding of Ohio, Borah of Idaho, Cur- :ia of. Kansas, Watson of Indiana and BVelinghuysen ol New Jersey, but it wag said that none of them Were ac- :iVe candidates. i ij-uu I1OTIB Declares If Germany Is Made Wage Slave Nation Will Rise at Proper Moment mmm WASHINGTON. Feb. cl lumber indus- tries, at a conference today with gov- ernment officials were told that sur- plus- stocks of hardwood lumber in the nands of the government were small and that there was no1 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 re-distributed ;hrough the government construction trareaup. STOCK WILL BECOME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN CHICAGO, Feb. Stock, who because criticism arising from ihje fact that he waa a German sub- ject, resigned as conduetor of tto Chi- 8ympbony ofchestrs, today be- final neeessary to be- ipine am eittjseii jrten U fifed-a for eltiiWi in the eireoit Cites Number of Conditions Imposed on Germans Which May Cause War BERLIN, Feb 7 the allies per- ist in imposing upon Germany de- mand's which will malte that country he vage slave? of Its enemies, the Hies must keep Germany in sufojec- lon for decades by armed force, gainst which tho Germans would rise t an oipportune moment and again 'lunge tho world into war, Professor Hang Delbrueck, historian and puib- clnt, declared to the correspondent oday dui ing a discussion of the Paris eaoe conference. Singles Out "Dangers" Professor Dolbrueck said1 "Tho uestion of what constitutes a peace f justice can best be answered by in- estigating the last separate demand made to, sec- whether It Is calculated 0 light the fires of war again at uture ilav, or whether it senes the deal of an endurnig peace. Let me inglo out some of these questions. It 1 proposed to impose upon Germany buirdan which it cannot throw off in shovt. time, but whieh would make ie country the wage slave of Us ene- ues for decades This could be car- ed out onlv if Germany were to be ept subduied by armed force all this me But there toe any doubt Germany would rise against such slavery at the first opportunity. Snarbruckeii Dangerous 'Another example 'FratWie plainly indicates that it intends: to taike away the German territory of Soarbrudken, with its coal fields. Saarbruckien has more than >alf a million purely Ger- 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 inhabi- tants had unanimously in repeated ap- peals and petitions, especially in a great memorial, prayed for 'liberation from the Fronton yoke aJid 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 Alsace-Lorraine. Even If the Ger- man portion? of Alsace-Lorraine 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 terrtiory like Saarbruteken, where nothing! whatever that is French exists, la claimed by Franloc out of naked greed for power in opposition to tho principle of the people's right t oself-determlnation. Objects to "Negroes" 'A tnlrd example- The French did not occupy the territory given them by the armistice with native French- men, but for the greatest part with their colored allies. These negroes billettcd on the citizens. As long as the war lasts we must endure terrible as it is for the inhabitants Everything indicates that the) French plan1 a very long1 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 onlv be a barbarity, but alro an insult and maltreatment of th'e Gorman -people which might load at any moihent 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 fol- lowing today." Seven Members Representing Strike Committee Call on May- 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 Work- ers in Sympathy With Shipyard Men Is Not Called Off ndustry 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 fiettlement of the general strike in was possible before tomorrow expiesbed b> Mayor Olo Hanson ate todaj, folio-wing a conference be- vten a committee) of business men, he headed, and a special com- nittee of seven which represented the nion men [cdkitlon Stops Tiken f was the first announcement iat steps were being tanen to mediate he strike, which involves B'D.O'OO orkers The general which egar. a t 10 o'clock Thursday morn- n.g was called in sympathy with 00 ship yaid workers who walked out anuary 21. Seven members repre- enting the etrike committee called 05 Jayo' [Hanson shortlv after the ub- catlon of his proclamation that ho ould operate public utilities tomor- ow morning with soldiers After onferring with the mayor according 1 a statement made by the city's ex- utive, J. W. Spangler, a local bank- r, and the Rev. M. A. Matthews, pas- >r of a local church, were called in. ibor Men to Report The special committee representing ho n'on, after conferring, later an- ouncod that they would report the esult ot the conference to the general rlke committee. The conference of tlie two gtrikr oinmittees was still in progress early nigHt. VOTE TO SAN FRANCISCO. More than boilermaJcewwhlJloyedl in Oakland ship yards voted tonight to go on strike to enforcer demand for an increase in watfea. Union offi- cials said the walkout would affect Other alltod within a few days. They eatlmatltt more than rnen eventually wowid bt made HANSON ISSUFS SEATTLE, Wash !Feb fed- ral government will be asked by ayor Ole Hanson to assume corn- eta charge of Seattle if the stiike i.OdO union workers in sympathy ith ship yard workers who id down their tools January 21, is ot called off by S o'clock tomorrow oming. Mayor Hanson notified tho rllce executive committee late today f this intention and, although he had conference later with representa- ves of the strikers, there was no in- catlon of any change- in the stanl e had taken. acoma Almost Normal Industrv was halted In Seattle to- ay, but In Tacoma the walkout had ot assumed great proportions, and ie only outward indication there of nusual conditions was the absence of reet car servtice. At a conference te today the Tacoma car men an- ounioed they would resume work, to-- .orrow. :oi'rlson to Take Charge Major General John F Morrison, ommander of the western depart- .ent of the army, was en route from in Francisco to Seattle tonight to as- ime personal charge of the regular rmy troops that are doing guard duty ere and) in Tacoma. In Seattle sol- era from Camp Lewis occupied to- ay the municipal light and igos lants. Operation of the plants was ot interfered with last night by the rlkers 1U Receive Protection "Wo arc here for the protection of rqperty and persons and the suppres- sion of all Brigadier Gen- eral Fianie B. Watson, commanding the troops ia Tacoma, said today. "We do not intend to take any arbitrary -xjtlon except in case of the gravest emergency. Any plant which want1; to reopen w'll be entitled to and re- ceive protection, both as to its proper- ty and the person of Ita employes." One STreet Cur Runs Street car sen-Ice In Seattle today consisted of A. lone municipal car, which1 made Us way on the regular run between this city and Ballard, a Suburb. Civilian were sta- tioned beside the .conductor and mo- torman, but there was no Interference and frequently the car stopped to take on It indicated today toy the Seat- tle effort would tomorrow to ioaururate a reg- ular street car nodtr 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, Is- si'cd this afternoon, tho first newspa- per to jMiibl'sh since the strike waa called Manned and guarded bv sol- c'iors tho first truck load of pers was sent into the business dis- trict The soldiers gave tho papers awav 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 newspa- pers that he would supply all the sol- diers and police needed to contlnuo publication. Cafeterias May Open Strike leaders, it was said at the Seattle Labor council today, consid- ered permitting several of the largo, downtown cafeterias to open. "8oun kitchens" operated In military "mess" style bji sitriking culinary workers have "leen so heavily taxed by tho crowds that not every ono could bo served. Schools to Oix-n Monday Schools, closed by the strike of tors and engineers, will reopen Mon- day, tho Seattle board of education an- nounced tonight. The union em- ployes are expected to return, the an- nouncement said. Almndon Seattle From Portland, Ore, came word of an exodus from Seattle to Portland of persons Who, In many cases. they had left Seattle to cscapo the discomforts and possible dangers of the general strike. San Francisco advices declared that tho Pacific coast teamship 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 Kwne of the office ot tho adjutant general of Washington, stated today the thiiteen companies of the Washington state infantry and 'our companies of independent state) iroops have been ordered to drill to- night, lhe order was issued, Major Keene said, so that the men and offi- cers could be kept in close touch with! each oilier and bo ready for any call. Wirelrss Stations KTertcd The regular army has taken every piecaution 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 aimory These stations' will In oonjmunlcatlon with the government. oontrolled wireless station at I FIGHTING Poles Recapture Nurses, Who Were Impaled on Pointed Sticks by Enemy WARSAW, Monday, Feb. the Associated1 Polttl and the Ukrainians continue fighting each other in the region of Leraburff and the Poles are keeping the in check'. In the lost few tlM hava retaken some of thei? comradei who were made prfloMn Among the were sixty mala nurses who, ing to reports from Lenitnirr. Impaled on pouted Htlckg by Uk- Four of, nunm ported to dying in a Cracow VIUU SPAPLRl SPAPLRl   

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