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Oregon: Tonight and Wednesday
showers, warmer tonight east portion,
fccntle winds, mostly southerly.
Local: Min. temperature 39, Max.
5". Mean 41. Rainfall, trace. Rivr,
7.8 (eet, rising.
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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1920.
French Troops Occupy Towns In
V, ) I It - - w j
Ietroit, t April 6. With . approxim
ately one-half of the precincts this
morning voting in yesterday's presi
dential preference primary tabulated
this morning. United States Senator
Hiram Johnson held a lead of 44,
657 VOteS uver lunjui uruciai
ard Wood for the republican indorse
ment. The figures from 1.200 pre
cincts gave: Johnson 106,558; Wood.
Detroit Gives Loud.
Included in 'the figures .was the
complete vote oi ueiroii, variuauy
complete figures from Grand Rapids
and more than half the precincts in
other Industrial centers of the state.
Johnson was running behind in the
state outside of Detroit. The complete
Detroit vote, however, gave him 69,
004 against 16,143 for Wood.
Returns from the northern penlnlu
la. which the Wood campaign man
agers claimed as one of their strong
holds were slow in arriving, figures
from 125 of the 257 precincts in that
peninsula, however, showed Wood
10,742; Johnson 8,011. . " i
Hoover Lends Democrats
Herbert Hoover, whose name ap
peared on both ballots, was leading
the democratic ticket with 11,469
aeainst 10,260 for Governor Edward
1,. Edwards of New Jersey. Wll
. liam O. MeAdoo had 9.258 and W. J.
Bryan, 7,267. The democratic votel
seemingly was much lighter than had
been anticipated. Reports from the
western part, of the state were that
returns in the rural districts might
not become available for 48 hours,
owing to disrupted wire communica
tion and impassable roads caused by
Sunday's snow storm.
Wood led in Grand Rapids where
complete returns wave Wood 4,734,
Johnson, 3,059; Saginaw virtually
complete gave Johnson 2,996; "Vood
l.H; flint, half complete, gave
Johnson 2,940; Wood 1,352; Muskeg
on, virtually complete, gave Johnson
1,456; Wood 869; Jackson, virtually
complete, Johnson 1,080; Wood 1,397.
Johnson led Wood In a number of
the principal cities outside Detroit
Aid in Breaking
Cleveland, Ohio, Apr. 6. W. G.Lee,
president of the Brotherhod of Rn..
way Trainmen, today issued the
lowing statement regarding the em
ployment of brotherhood memoers as
union strikebreakers In the Chicago
Regardless of reports issued by
John Gruneau, leader of the strike of
switchmen at Chicago, such strike
illegal and members of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen and others
will be fully protected In accepting po
sitions as switchmen or switch tenders
made vacant by such illegal strike.
"The question of increased - wngos
had nothing to do with the present
trouble but the removal of John B.
Cruntau from a position as yard con
ductor was the cause of a few switch
men in the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul yard, who were members of rene
gade organization headed by Gruneau,
quitting work. The question of In
creases In the wages was later injected
for the purpose of playing upon the
sympathies and other train and yard
men who naturally feel that the fed
eral railroad administration did not
grant fair an equitable wages during
Chaberlain Back .
In Seat In Senate
Washington, April 6. Senator
Uiamberlain returned to his seat in
the senate Monday, having recovered
from the effects of a minor operation'
upon his ear. He returns Just in ttire
to take part in consideration of the
army reorganization bill, in which he
Is much interested.
Can you take temperature correctly?
Women Disobey Picket
Ultimatum; Two Are
Arreste d by Officers
Washington, April 6. Disregarding
Warning, 0f the federal government
that they would be prosecuted under
federal penal statues, three women
favorable to an Irish republic resumed
Joday the picketing of the British em
wssy which led yesterday to two ar
rests. A few minutes after the women ap
peared carrying banners they wer
arned by the police to leave ait.,
when they failed to obey were arrest
f. TneV gave their names as Mrs.
Honor Walsh. Germantown, Pa., and
mis Elaine Barrie of Philadelphia.
The second group of women arrested
wre Miss Helen O'Brien, St. LouU,
anl Miss Kathleen O'Brien, Phila
delphia. They also were taken to w
nouae of detention.
-After being booked at police head
tuarters on charges of violating the
Salem Victims of Byron
Told to Charge Loss to
That the 120 Salem people who last
fall and Winter advanced some 340,000
to $60,000 to Carlos L. Byron upon
timber contracts, might as well charge
the money to experience and forget it,
is the opinion of United States Attor
ney Lester H. Humphreys, as expn-. -ed
in letters to Salem victims.
Byron, who Ls now serving a 15
months' sentence at McNeil's island,
states Mr. Humphreys, has a long rec
ord as a land swindler and is Judg
ment proof. The remarkable thing
about Byron ls his faculty of hypno
tising victims into a belief in his inno
cence. Whether or. not fresh prosecution
will be launched by the government
Silverton Mill Workers Strike; Ask
But Company Refu
Silverton, Ore., April 6. Anticipat
ing that trouble of a serious nature
might follow the strike declared here
yesterday morning among the tim
ber workers, Sheriff Needham was
asked to attend a meeting in the opera
house last evening. The sheriff and his
deputy, Oscar Bower, accepted the
invitation and reached here early In
the evening. The meeting was called
by members of the Timber Workers'
Union, and was attended by Walter
Denton and L. J. Simeral, representa
tives of the Salem union. Employers
entirely Ignored all efforts of the
.union to make adjustments by refus
ing to attend, and nothing was accom
plished in the way of settling the dif
ficulty. The matter will be put up to
the state arbitration board today. -
The Sliver Falls Mill continued
work this morning with a small crew
and It ls said that but few new men
for the vacated positions are available.
Guards are stationed in all directions
about the mill yards and no one is
Of Texas Legion
Fort Worth, Texas, April 6. The
executive committee of the American
Legioa of Texas, meeting here, adopt
ed A reRnhitinn nsklnB- National Onm.
mander D'Olier to demand the resig-
natlon of Thomas W. Miller as chair-
man of the legislative ;ommtttee o'
the legion. The resolution declared
thM Miller, who i ramnnlirn mnmnrer
for Major General Leonard Wood,
would violate the constitution of the
legion by remaining ln office.
j i T 1 " "
"10 Hettim I anlieC
Dead From France
Brest, Apr. 8. The United States
transport Mercury will leave here Frl-
day for the United States with the bod -
ies of 315 Amerlcaij soldiers who died
Stolen Machine Is
Found At Hubbard
The Oldsmobile car stolen Sunday
night from the George Ramp garage
on- the Pacific highway, was found
MonJay near Hubbard, according to
word received by Sheriff W. I. Need
ham. The machine had been abandoned
when the gasoline supply was exhau-H
ed. The travel Indicator on the car
showed that the machine had been
on a hundred mile drive and it is pre
sumed that the car thieves had start
ed to Portland and became confused
in the net work of smaller roads. No
especial damage, other than ordinary
wear and tear on the machine was re
ported by Mr. Ramp.
Cn you follow
a doctor's Instruc-
federal statute making it a felony to
assault a diplomatic representative of
a foreign government the women were
taken to the house of detention.
As soon as the word of the arrests
reached the headquarters pf he wo
men at a hotel, two more pickets with
banners were sent to the embassy
and It was announced that the pick
ets would be sent out in relays as rap
Idly as those "on duty" were arrest
ed. When the two women appeared the
police stationed at the -aioassy sum
moned the patrol with police women
to arrest them.
Later It was announced that since
the police were interfering with the
picketing on the street, it was plan
ned to send women- up In an airplane
to drop literature on the embassy.
The first flight, it was said, woul'i
take placa at 4:30 p. m. today. "
against Byron for his Salem operations
depend upon developments and upon
the victims themselves. As Byron was
careful not to use the mails here and
cautioned his victims to keep silent, an
injunction they have generally obeyed,
there are no charges yet filed, despite
the fraudulent character ofthis opera
tions. . . .
Mr. Humphreys is very skeptical
about any ot the timber contract pur
chasers having received their money
back from Byron, as contrary to the
government's experience with the swin
dler, whose operations have been wx
tensiye. He advises anyone who Is of
fered the money back, to grab it, tor
(Continued on page two)
40 Discharge d Men
ses to Hear Proposal
to cross the property line
a permit from the office. ,
Sentiment of disinterested citizens
seems to be in favor of the timber
workers to a considerable extent. A
large per cent of the men discharged
and those who walked out of their
own will bi-a hanrio nf fomiiio. onH
many of them have homes only partly
paid lor. 'rneir families are wholly de-
pendent upon their earnings and un
less proper adjustment can be reach
ed soon and the men given employ
ment, privation and suffering is like
ly to ensue. Business houses have al-
ready commenced to feel the effects
of the strike. It is claimed,. and the
ultimatum of the affray is likely to
become more serious than was first
ine men wno waiKea out Monday was not opposed to granting the fran
number In the neighborhood ot 200, chie to the Southern Pacific railroad
according to reports. The strike was, company, because that would not con
precipitated by the discharge of 40 fine the right of franchise to one
uiciiiuriB ua me uewiy uraiuzeu xim -
by the company
I """"'". me japa-
"ese attack on Vladivostok which gave
'hem contro1 of the resulted from
threatened and aggressive acts of a
Portion of the Russian army," accord
ing to an official dispatch from the
Japanese war department received
Maor Central Kazutsugu
Inouye, the Japanese military attache
I The dispatch said the Japanese com
rnander, after disarming the Russians
issued a proclamation that his action
I had no motive other than to maintain
order-u wa that the Russia
authorities were "now being negotiat
ed with ln an endeavor to arrive at a
harmonious future policy."
1 The dispatch said that the batt'e
between the Japanese and Russian
larmy at Nikolsk and Khabarovsk was
continuing. This battle was said to
have been forced "by the sudden ag
gressive action of the Russian army."
Truck Drivers Of
Advance In Wage
Astoria, Or., Apr. 6. 'Motor truck
drivers employed by Clatsop county
andthose employed by the larger trans
fer and draylng companies here, went
on strike today, following a vote taken
last night by union rivrs. The only
motor truck in operation in Astoria to
day are those being operated by own
ers Individually, and by a few concern
who operate only one or two trucks,
according to union officials. 0
The men are demanding an increase
In wages of one dollar a day.
Rotary Clubs Of
Cochran As Head"
Victoria, B. C, April 6. Rotary cluni
members of the northwest district, in
convention here, last night elected C.
E. Cochran, Portland, district president
to succeed Clayton M. Williams,
Up By Confession
Passage 'of a forged check at tr."
Peoples Cash store last Saturday -for,
the sum of 85 was cleared up by Of
ficer Morelock Monday evening when
he recognized the hand writing of
Lloyd Zachary. Inmate at the state
reform school, and was able to get a
confession from the boy. Brought tp
the store from the training school,
Zachary was Identified ty a woman
clerk as the man who passed the
Zachary. with E. Stl'-kney, were
permitted to leave the trilnlng school
last Saturday to spend Easter 8unday
with their folks. Zachary was "sert
up" for forgery; and although deny
ing It at first he admitt-.d that he
wrote this bogus check to "get some
With John B. Geisey, elected to su
ceed Councilman Weist from ward 4,
in his chair for the first meeting; and
with the election by the council last
night and his confirmation of George;
Wer.derworth to serve the people in
wad 5, and the election of O. L. Fish
er, to ward 3, the city council is aga i
intirt with a complete roster. Vacan
cies recently oreated with the re-estab-
lis'iment of ward boundaries in the
cti" are filled; and further upheaval in
the council, that a month ago stirred
the attention of every citizen in the
city, seems, for the time at least, end
ed. : .
Wenderworth was elevted by unani
mous vote of the council following the
reading of a petition signed by resi
dents in ward 5, and a resolution pass
ed by the North Salem Improvement
association endorsing him. A petition
asking the appointment of Mr. Fisht
to the post on the council from ward
5 wt.s also submitted.
Spur Fram1U.se Vetoed.
A volume oi business concerning the
improvements of streets in the city
occupied the attention of the council
lasf night. The ordinance proposing a
method of payment of Increased salai
ies to members of the police and fire
departments was read .and referred to
the ordinance committee for action.
' " av important action tne
I u"cl1 took ln "upportlng a vote
" "" l" m.-iuse ior tne
om.iuaru uu company 10 construct a
railroad spur along Leslie street to its
The mayor, based his veto on r.r
contention. that the franchise. If
ed, would retard future development ln
th.o.t vicinity; and declared that if a
. spur were constructed there that It
j should be passable to other concerns
having occasion to use it. He said he
Paper Mill Spur Held ln.
Fcr the same reason, this time raised
Dy uouncilmen Vandervort and Utter.
franchise granting the rlcht to th.
Oregon Pulp & Paper company to con
struct "a spur . from Trade to Front
street, was denied. The ordinance
calling for this franchise was referred
to '.he street committee with instruc
tions to incorporate usage clauses per
mltting others to use the spur.
A bill-to amend the city charter, fix-
in? the salary or a secretary to the
board of health at $900 per year, Was
sunmitted by Councilman Schunke.
Reflecting the determination to ac
complish something along the line of
development and Improvement, a dele
gat'on from the North Salem Improve
mei.t association, headed by A. S. Tll
linfthast, its president, was present. A
communication -was submitted by the
ascoclatipn recommending an amend
ment to the charter: providing fr the
construction of all sidewalks in the city
with cement. It also brought the at
tention of the council to the fact that
numerous sidewalks in North fealem
were badly in need of repair.
Paving Amendment Asked.
Another amendment to the charter
wherein greater scope would be pro
vided in the means of assessment fo
paving in the city was also suggested in
a resolution submitted by the North
Salnm Improvement association.
.Damage to the extent of llOO.for
Mrs. Mike Ward, alleged to have been
sustained when she fell on a faulty
.idtwalk and received a broken arm,
ohou'd not be allowed, according to an
opinion of City Attorney Macy brought
before the council last night. The city
attorney argued that the sidewalk
where Mrs. Ward claims she fell was
found to be In a reasonably fair condi
tion, making it .difficult for one to
stumble and fall there.
The city attorney, by motion of ths
council, was Instructed to draw an or
dinance providing for an increase in
th ralary of city engineer from $125
to 3150 Hugh Rodgers ls city engi
neer. The mayor was empowered to ap
polrt a committee to name volunteer
citiztns to act as traffic officers in the
city. This plan is being followed in
Portland, it was said, and ls serving as
practical means of alleviating acci
dents there. The volunteer traffic of
ficers would served without pay, and
their Identity would be unknown, ac
cording to the Plans bronnseri la-rf
izht. The city and county were hela
held unable to provide enough salaried
traffic officers to cope with the situv
Many Improvements Proposed.
Some of the street Improvements
proposed last night were: lower and re
establish grade on High street north
of Lnion; pave North 16th street, be
tween D and Market streets; pave
Trade street, between High and
Church streets; pave North Summer,
hetwten Market and the Fairgrounds
rqad; pave Fourth street between Bel
mont and Pine streets; and also open
Fouith street from North Mill creek,
acrotr the old woolen mill site to con
nect up With North Fourth street at
Be'nont street; pave Lincoln street,
between Commercial and High streets:
pave North 12th street, between Rmr
lon and Union streets; pave Division
treft, between .Water and Front
The "whites" of Hungary are hiv
ing huge bonfires of books. Pub'.lc a.d
private libraries are stripped of "the
works of Marx. Babe! and Jaurcj In
an effort to exterminate their idea
The "whites" appear to ue as s;u;)id us
Washington, April 6. Popu-
lation statistics announced to-
4b day by the census bureau in-
Vinita. Okla.. 4.961. Increase
976 or 21.5 percent.
Logan. Utah, 9,439, Increase
1,117 or 26.5 percent
Grand Junction, Colo., 8,665, $
Increase 911 or 11.7 percent.
Albany, Ga., 11,555, increase 4c
8.365 or 41.1 percent
Carrick, Pa., 10,504, increase
4.387 or 71.7 percent
Auto Thieves are
Caught by Clever
Running a- "bluff" that he was a
detective on their trail, J. H. Graham,
president of the J. H. Graham Motors
company of Portland, and with the aid
of Halley Doe, proprietor of the Fair
grounds store, Monday evening arrest
ed three auto thieves here and recov-
eered a large auto belonging to Dudley
Clark of Portland. The thieves, Harry
Evans, 20, of Portland, Jack Weliner,
20, and Seattle, and Earl Townsend, 24,
of Hill8boro, are being held ln the city
Jail here pending the arrival of offi
cers from Portland to return them
there to answer to the charge of auto
Graham Starts Hunt.
Dudley Clark, an employe of Mr.
Graham's, reported to Portland polico
Sunday night that his auto was stolen.
Monday morning Mr. Graham, who
was going to drive to Salem, believing
that he might encounter the thieves en
route, got his revolver. He forgot the
weapon, however, and left It at his of
fice. When he drove Into Salem Monday
evening he saw the stolen auto stand
ing in front of the Fairgrounds store,
Recognizing it, and determined to cap
ture the thieves, he alighted from his
own car, and approaching the other
one he Jerked back the curtains and
Thieves Arc Fooled.
"Throw up your hands! There are
too darn many auto thieves, and- I'm
getting pretty tired of It!"
He reached ln his hip pocket where
a six-inch pliers serenely reposed.
The trio threw up their hands; but
as Mr. Graham was preparing to foroo
them to drive the auto into town, Well
ner leaped front-trie car and ran. Real
Izlhg the predicament, and believing
that Mr. Graham was an officer after
the boys, Halley Doe, grasping a clu,
started- ln pursuit.'' Although Wellnes
had a block start, Doe captured him
In three blocks, witnesses declare.
' Meanwhile a woman in the store no
titled police and Chief Welsh and Offi
cer Rowe drove to the store. They
handcuffed the trio and brought them
to Jail. .
Is Sustained by
The verdlcli of the Klamath county
circuit court by which William Hoi
brook and J. E. Paddock were sen
tenced to serve from one to fifteen
years ln the state prison for the mur
der of O. T. McKendree is affirmed ln
an opinion written by Justice Burnett
and handed down y tne Oregon su
preme court this morning.
McKendree, who was a large sheep
owner ln Klamath county, was killed
in April, 1918, while engaged In a con
troversy with Holbrook and Paddock,
an employe of Holbrook, over the right
to the grazing land ln the Dry Prairie
country. Holbrook and 'Padddock
pleaded self-defense, asserting that
McKendree had threatened vlolencs
The Jury, however, found them guilty
of murder in the second degree and
Judge D. V. Kuykendall passed the
sentence which Is affirmed by the oplu
ion of the supreme court today.
Other opinions were handed down as
In the matter of the estate of J. r.
Frlzzell, appeal from Marlon county;
proceeding by widow on behalf of her
self and minor child to have an exempt
homestead consisting of house and lot
I In Salem set aside a her own Individual
property and to have allowance set
aside to her in addition to the aims n
of 1100 per month for the first year
after death of her husband. Opinion
by Justice Bennett. Judge George O.
Clatsop county, appellant, for the
use and benefit of Frye & company, vs.
Fidelity & Deposit company of Mary
land et al, appeal from Multnomah
county; an action Institued by Clatsop
county for benefit of Frye ft compan
on bond guaranteeing performance of
contract for construction of part of
Columbia highway. Opinion by Jus
tice Bean. Judge George W. Staple
J. Lesser and S. O. Lubllner vs. M.
Pallay, appellant; appeal from Mult
nomah county; suit to enforce award
of arbitration. Opinion by Jostle
Benson. Judge C. U. Gantimbein af
firmed. Petition for rehearing denied ln
Reed vs. Hollisted.
It ls being suggested in several quar
ters that Chinese coolie labor be im
ported into the United Sttaes to stabil
ize the mining industry. "I am wi..-
ly opposed to any importation into
America of coolie labor," says Herbert
Hoover. "I t would Involve an unde
sirable mixture of races. The Chin.-s:-
can never be assimilated with the
Frankfort and Darmstadt
Entered Without Violence
Under Instructions of Focli
Mayence, April 6. French trooDs entered Frankfort at 5
o'clock this morning, finding a
atiora protection for the people. The occupation of the city was
a mere military march and was not attended by any fighting.
Darmstadt Was entered shortly afterward by French forces.
The German government garrison of that city had left at mid
night to avoid contact with the French and this morning was six
miies east oi tne city.
General DeBoutte has issued a proc
iamation to the cities and towns with
in the area to be occupied, declaring
French troops have crossed the Rhine
to compel the Berlin government to
respect its agreement with the allies
and asserting there is no hostile In
tent toward the people of that region.
The proclamation says the French
troops will withdraw as soon as tne
German forces have evacuated the
neutral sone, and declares no one
will be affected by the presence of
the French as long as order is main
tained. The proclamation makes the
following provisions tor public order:
Frankfort, Darmstadt, Offenbach,
Hochstadt, Koenlgstein and Bieburg.
as well as all towns and districts with
in the circle of Gross Gerau, Lang
Schwalbach and Wiesbaden, with the
exception of Biebrich, are declared
under a state of siege.
German authorities and public ser
vice will continue to function under
French officials and strikes will not
People are temporarily forbidden
to circulate in the various communi
ties from 9 o'clock at night until 5
in the morning.
Newspapers Suspend ' "
More than five persons must pot
collect ln streets or in private or pub
lic meetings without authorisation.
Newspapers are temporarily sus
pended and permission must be glv
en to use the telephone and telegraph
Postal censorship iB temporarily es
tablished, wireless Installations must
be dismantled and the use of carrte.
pigeons is forbidden.
All arms and grenades must be de
posited ln city halls within six hours
after the posting of the proclamation
but regular police will be allowed t'
retain sabors and -revolvers. Safeiy
guards must disarm.
Any Infraction of these rules wl'l
result in court martial. !.
"The general commanding the ar
my of the Rhine," the proclamation
concludes, "counts on the public
powers and the population to under
stand the necessity for the above
measures and hopes repression wl!
not be necessary.!.'
I'och Orders Advance '
Paris, April 6. French soldiers to
day occupy the German cities oi
Frankfort on Main and Darmstadt, 1C
miles south. Forces commanded by
General De Goutte, which have been
holding the Mayence bridgehead, were
ordered forward by Marshal Foch fol
lowing the efforts on' the part of the
French government yesterday to In
duce, the Berlin ffovernment to with
draw Itsforces from the neutral sone
along eastern bank of the Rhine
where they had been ordered to din-
perse communistic units that for the
past fortnight have conducted a re
volt ln the Ruhr valley.
Stirring scenes at Mayence yester
day are described by Henry Bldovt,
military critic of the Jourr.al Des De
bats, In a telegram to his paper. He
says that during the afternoon troops'
activity began and soon auto trucks
and field kitchens began moving east
ward, accompanied by Morociii
troops with machine guns. ,
Chief interest ln the situation as ev
idenced by newspapers here ls wheth
er the allies will support France and
to what extent. This query was pul
to Premier Mlllerand by the Echo Do
Paris last night, the premier answer
"England was victorious and so wis
France, t am confident everything
will work out perfectly."
Germany Must Pay
Asked who would pay the expense
Incident to occupation, M. Mlllerand
"Why, Germany, obviously, since it
was she that by her acts obliged us
to resort to coercion."
Occupation of Frankfort, Darm
stadt and other German rifles In the
neutral zone ls generally indorsed by
Journals of all shades of politic. .1
opinion. It is recognized the opera
tion will be risky and burdensome but
unavoidable in view of the tendencls
of the German government. Critics of
the premier, however, deplore the
(Continued on page two)
Paris, April 6. Up to noon today the French government
had not received a reply from Great Britain and Italy to its noti
fication to them of the occupation of Frankfort, Darmstadt and
other German cities in the Rhineland.
Washington, April 6.The senate naval committee today vofc.
ed to establish an extensive deep water naval base on San Fran
cisco bay, and authorizes the appointment of a naval commission
to decide on a site and submit plans and recommendations by
October 1, 1920.
Nogales, Ariz., April 6. Unless the Southern Pacific of Mex
ico railroad and its striking employes come to an agreement and
trains are started running within seventy-two hours the Mexican
federal government will seize the railroad and operate the trains
with soldiers, according to an ultimatum served pa both sides at
Nogales, Sonora, today.
small German force, left there to
In Ruhr Region
Essen, April 6. Relchwehr force
marched Into Essen from two sides
of the town this morning.
Berlin. April 6. The progress of
the German troops Into the Ruhr re
gion was. chronicled in the following
official" statement Issued today:
"The action' of the police forces in
the industrial region is proceeding ac
cording to plan. Regular troops are
present north of Bottrop, -WestphalQs.
which has not yet been occupied. The
clearing action Is also progressing;
east of Dortmund, which the first d
tachment has just entered and where
it advanced against considerably
stronger detachments of red guards
on the Leunen-Kamen mine. In the
Hoerde district the Wickede railway
station has been stormed by red
guards, as were also the Admiral an
"Considerable plundering occurred
ln Dortmund. At Essen the Krupp pro
vision department was robbed."
Wilson Asked to
As to Occupation
Washington, 'April. 8.--The French
government through Ambassador
Jusserand has asked fof'an expres
sion of opinion by President Wilson,
as to the French occupation of cities
ln the neutral Rone beyond the Rhine.
It was learned today that the
French ambassador presented a state
ment of the French position .to Sec
retary Colby yesterday and asked that
it be communicated to the president;
Presumably this was the communica
tion referred to ln recent press dU
patches from Paris as having been
sent to the American, British and
At the state department today It
was said that the United States had
made no statement with reagrd to h
advance of he French forces and that
It was unlikely that cny would t
made for the present at least. TKo
position of the American governmeor
was described as that of merely aw
Officials' said Great Britain anit
Italy had taken the same view as tha
United States, that there was no ob
jection to the movement of German
troops into the Ruhr district to quell
disturbances there provided ' they
were withdrawn as soon as normil
conditions had been restored.
To Withdraw 'All
Troops In Siberia
Honolulu, T. H., April . (By Th
Associated ress).P Cable advices re
ceived here today from Toklo by the)
Nlppu Jiji, a Japanese language news
paper, state that Minister of War
Tanaka has dispatched a note to ths
social revolutionary government at
Vladivostok saying that Japan will
Immediately withdraw her troops front
Siberia if the Russaln revolutionists) -will
settle the unrest in Vladivostok.
General Oi, commanding the Jap
anese troops, has informed the so
cial revolutionists, the cable stated,
that the troops would be withdrawn
if the Russians would restrict the
movement of Koreans to Siberia and
guard the railroads. No time for tha
withdrawal of the Japanese was an
nounced. I'm you know any simple home reme