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TROOPS DISPERSE SPARTACISTS.
GOVERNMENT POSITION CRITICAL (Published in "The Times").
Mr. Tower, telegraphing from Ber lin, says that fighting occurred on Fri day afternoon ta Alexanderplatz. Strong forces of the Government troops dispersed the Spartacists. The city is now quiet. There are rumors, wild statements and the incessant is sue of broadslieats declaring that the fall of the Cabinet Is iniialaenL While it Is necessary to accet these with reserve, undoubtedly the Govern ment's position is critical. Probably a dictatorship by Herr Noake Is the only alternative to resignation. The great mass of German people are suf rering from post-war reaction. They have fallen into a state of appalling apathy. The National Assembly and Socialist Republic has failed to act as a spur to their deadened nerves. Now Spartlcism has similarly failed. The obvious dangers of the situation are starvation and Bolshevism,