General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-09


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY WASHINGTON, D. C, January 8. Vigorous protests were voiced by representatives of chambers of commerce and other business organizations this afternoon before the House public buildings committee against the proposed abandonment of work on temporary government structures started during the war. A resolution, sponsored by Senator Reed of Missouri and recently passed by the Senate, would suspend all work on buildings not seventy-five per cent complete. Suddenly to suspend such work would throw a largo army of workmen out of employment and create widespread distress in view of labor conditions which have followed the abandonment of our other war work since the armistice was signed, the committee was told. OYSTEK BAY, N. Y., January S. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was buried hjre today witli impressive simplicity. The pomp and splendor which the world was eager to offer to the memory of the eminent statesman, warrior and author was totally absent. It was the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt, private citizen of SaKamore Hill. The body was laid to rest on the crest of a snow covered knoll in the shadow of Sagamore Hill. There wasn short prayer service at the Roosevelt home and ceremonies, without music, at the village church and cemetery. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN GERMANY, January 8. By courier to Nancy. After two days of fighting in the streets of Berlin, the goveriimenut troops are slowly gaining the upper hand over the Spartacides, according to dispatches printed in the Coblenz newspapers today. The American soldiers are greatly interested in the news of the struggle in the capital. Many persons are reported to have been killed and wounded, ami many of the principal streets are blocked with barricades. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 8. Congress should take away from the President power lie lias to turn the railroads of the country back to their private owners on an hours notice. Commissioner Edgar E. Clark, speaking for the Interstate Commerce Commission, recommended to the" Sennttr Interstate Commerce committee today. Clark believed the continuation of federal control of railroads for one year-Tvould give time enough for Congress to find a complete solution to the railroad problem. LONDON, England, January 8. Bloody street fighting is still in progress in Berlin. Hundreds have been killed. The government was reported victorious in early dispatches, but this was made doubtful in later advices. Heavy reinforcements of government troops, among them 480,000 loyal soldiers under General Groener, are being rushed to Berlin to fight the Bolsheviki. WASHINGTON. I. C, January S. General weather forecast: Tiie indications are for generally fair weather in this forecast district until Saturday night. There will be a marked rise in temperature within the next twenty-four hours in the eastern and southern portions of the district, and moderate temperature will probably continue the balance of the week.. WASHINGTON, D. C. January 8. Cost of living now is higher in some lines than it was during the war; but war time wages are exiiected to continue until prices recede, according to the findings of the Federal Reserve Boards national review of business and finance, made public this afternoon. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 8. American forces biierating in Siberia and northern Russia total 12,941 officers and men, the War Department announced today. In Siberia are 255 officers and 7,207 men and in northern Russia are 5,419 men. CHICAGO, 111., January 8. Victor L. Berger, congressman-elect from Wisconsin, and four co-defendants were found guilty of violation of the espionage act by a jury in the court of Federal Judge Laudis late this afternoon. ATLANTA, Ga., January 8. Colonel James Lowry, 78, widely known financier, died early this morning after a brief illness. Col. Lowry was president of the Lowry National Bank and several financial institutions. COPENHAGEN, Demark, January 8. Nicholas Lenine, the Bolshevik premier in Russia, has been arrested on orders from Leon Trotzky, foreign minister, according to information from Moscow.

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