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NEARLY 2,500,000 AVAILABLE UNDER DRAFT
WEATHER Fair and Continued Cold.
'If It Happens Iri New York
It's In The Evemng World"
, "Circulation Book Open to All."
I "Circulation Books Open to All."
PRICE TWO CENTS.
t'opyriihl. 1IM.H, liy The Prr. rnlilWiln
Vn. (Tho Nrir Vork Wnrlil).
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1918.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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GERMANS RAPIDLY OVERRUNNING RUSSIA ;
CAPTURE9.00Q SOLDIERS AND 1,353 GUNS
11 MAMIIITAPTIIDPDQ HFPF
Representative Contractors fur
Government Stuff Seized
in Wholesale Fraud.
Indictments charging theft and em
bezzlement of fabrics used In Lho
manufacture of United States Army
clothing, amounting to aggregate'
toisos of $5,000,000 to tho Govern
ment, were rotumeil to-day against
uleven contractors In tho manufac
ture of mllltaty habiliments.
The men, who wero arrested aftor
six week! of Investigation by Lieut,
Oeorge D. Harnltz and Detectives
Coy and Bonft of tho I'ollco Depart
litent, assigned to the oftlce of the
Unitedytr.tts District Attoriwy, are
Louis Davldsou of tho Universal
Sponging Company, No. H7 West
.'id Street; Herman and Hcnjamln
Tlr.rn.H- nt Wnru'ltx & MnsCOW'ltZ. N0. I
J13 West 19th Street; Ira I- Janow-
ky, alias Ira U .Junls. cmployro of I
ho Quartermaster's Department In!
Hie Army Hnlldlng on Whitehall J
Street; Jacob and Irving Wolnstcln.
woollen Jobbers of No. 97 Uleeokur
Street; Abraham l'litm-h and Leon i
l.ovln of l'ursch it Levin. No. 55
Fifth Avenno and No. IS West ISth
Stiect; Harne't Teltz, overall maker,
of IS. Teltz & Co.. No. S3 Greene
Street, and Barney Itoblnson and Mor
ris AlewlU, employees ot tho New
Voik .Manufacturing Company. No.
Davidson trf charged with thj
theft and oiiibozrlemcnt of army
cloth and piocccds valued at more
than J30.000. Jle In Indicted on six.
teen counts and chnrged specltlcr.lly
with having Htolen 200 pieces of imr
chamllso used in tho niunufaeturo of
nrous ai'tlcl.-H ot military elothln,:.
Mentioned In the Himo indictment
.iro HcTman and Henjnmln I lorn It,
ftther und ton, who aro idlrgod to
Have associated with Davidson in tho
above thefts and cmbez.lomcnt. Ja
nowsky, or Jnnls, la charged with
having participated In tho same
frauds. According to uvldonco ob
tnlncd by tho detectives, he was a
clerk of records In the Quartermas
ter's Department of tho United States
Army and Is alleged to havo destroyed
receipts for cloth given by Davidson
and failure to charge them dellv
jred to tho lattcr's account.
Jacob ami Irvli ; Welnstcln, also
father and son, aro charged with
receiving and concealing goods stolen
from tho Government In which
Davldion and tho Horwltzua aro al
leged to havo figured.
l'ursch & Levin, contractors for tho
manufacture of Government clothing,
are one of the largeat concords in the
buslnews and havo been omplnyod In
this particular, lino for tho last six
jcsirs. Hoeonls show they have made
more than l.UOO.uOO army suits and
overcoats allien tho beginning of tho
war. Tho partners aro charged on
lgbt counts for tho tmibezzhminnt of
,loth known as rumnant ends, con
taining from threo to eight yards of
merchandise. Loss of these goods Is
(Continued on Seventh I'ago.)
Mlnlnc llimlnerrn War Work
rniNCr,TON. N. ,1 . Feb. SI -Three
Hundred menibora of thu Amei le.m In
.Ul.'lte of Mining Ihislneerr, who li.ive
Been sttendlng tho annual eonvi'iiilon In
New York City, coum to I'rleit. n m-dny
'0 vlilt th Itevolutlon.irv hnttlegrotind
nid Inspect tho scU'iiUlli: (our.. of
..:ktructlon la the I'llneefm Sehmil if
Aeronsiitlcs sod the military exhibition
ai th i .ucliili StUdtnt DaltiJUu,
Bribed to Sell Influence for
Loans, He Says, Asking
WASHINGTON, Feb. It. -Graft ex
ist "to an nlarmlng degreo" among
olllcerH and dirctors of tho Vcdcrul
llesen-x) h'jntem, Chairman Carter
Olnsa of tho lIou Dunking and Cur
rency Committee, ohnrged to-laj in
Introducing amendments to tho Viii
envl Hosero Act submlucd by the
"I'artlculorly In the East, all'.rcm
of the Federal Hanks ara selling their
Influence so thnt certain persons who
really havo bribed them may obtain
Federal loans," Glass said.
"To break up tnls practice and to
clarify tho penal piovlslons of the
act, which havo been tho oxcuso for
fconie of this work, the ami n.lini'ii's
make It a crime punlKhiihle bj Im
prisonment for nn olllcer 'tu accent
uny fee. commission or gift in obtain
ing loans or to take any loan of more
than J 10,000 from thn Itcervu llanlt
for his personal use.' "
Other amendments which wore In
cluded In one. bill oxtend tho scope of
tho Federal Iteservn system In tho
line ot genoral trust biisltio&.s. State
lanks have lilttorly fought tho i-n-eroaellTiifiit
of the Federal Keserve
Act on this phiiho of hanking, hut lho
provisions regarding trust business
wero recently held valid by tho Su
Changes In tho groupings of. banks
so as not to Ignore tho wnall Insti
tutions in tho elections of directors
was also rccommonded.
looking toward American business
after thu war tho provisions of tho
act concerning foreign banking aro
modified so that American Institu
tions mny greatly oxtond their opera
tions. Hanks ot thla sort would be
granted charters of tho Federal sys
tem by tho now amendment.
Authorization of reserve notes In
denominations of 11,000. J5.000 and
10.000 Is provided so as to save bulky
express packages of tinner mnnnv v-
changod between tho b;rnks of the
Looso methods In oporatlon of some
banks havo been under Investigation
by tho Heservo Hoard and the Pom
Olllcc for some time, it developed to.
day In connection with the Glass
U. S. FLYER KILLED ABROAD.
Mi'xnur 1'roiu Frnner Hrport
Dentil nf l'litluilrlililnn,
IMUL-VDIIUMIIA, Feb. 21 Clark
llroekway Nlchol, twenty-four. mem
ber of the United Htutvs Alntlon Culpa,
was' killed tn-dav in nil nlrplane ace.
dent In France, acririling tu u nililn r,..
olved by his futhir, )r. Jrunes 1'
Nh hot. u prominent jlentlat nf thu city.
BRONX SOLDIER KILLED.
Jt. H. IIiiiikIi'i .iiuif In I'niinilliin
OTTAWA, Ont.. Vh, 51.-Thn death
of It. H. Hough, Ilionx HorouKli, .Ven
York f'lty, was reported in to-day's
overtcuj casualty luu
BOYS FROM CAMP UPTON ARRIVING IN CITY FOR BIQ PARADE;
Flames Trap 77 Men, I3 Wo
men in Dormitories at Sal
vation Annv Home.
Two men lust their lives and sev
eral wero Injured In a llro that
wrecked tho four-story Salvation
Army Training- College at Noi.
124-121 West llth Strcot, early
In-day. Many ot tho "7 other men
and the 13 women, who wero sleeping
In tho building, would have perished
but for their efficiency In llro drill.
Einar Anderson, twenty-two,
and Winifred Malhcw, twenty
Georue Stuckoy, Enoine Co.
No. 30, lacerations of hands;
Druno Mull, student, lacerationi
and tmokej Benjamin T. Sonne!
der, Ennine Co. No. 5, lacerations
face, overeomo by amoke.
The tire Jumped to tho roof of thre
rooming houses In 13th titreet and
drove about llftj lodgers to the street
In their nlghtclothos. It started In
tho women's kitchen on tho ground
floor of in. college. Georgo Hrcmack.
a crippled jtudrnt. whoso turn It was
to watch the building lust night, dis
covered It at i:.30 A. M., and as he
opened tho dour the flumea leaped out
Ho ran to the second floor and
called Colonel Churls Mlls, who wae
In charge, and Krne.it Hlgglns, a Bal
vat Ion Army bugler, who sounded the
alarm on his trumpet, and pulled an
emergency llro alarm hook.
COAST GUARD MEN GO TO THE
Tho spread of the llro had been so
rapid, 'hnwcver, that oxlt by tho talr
was already cut off. On guaid across
tho street, in front of tho Ninth Coast
Detense Artllleiy Armory, was Ser
geant I'M. F. '-'ark of tho Quarter
master's Department, who blew his
whistle. Tho 123 men In tho armory
turned out under First Bergoant
Meanwhile the men and women In
tho third and f jarih floor dormltorlus
i of the colli " had fled In their nl'ht
clothes to th" hall. The llro drill
call w;is sounded. They fell Into Un,
' followed by tif'r ma.scot, Jim .lof
' frius. .i o.Iie doir. presnntod to one
I'ontmueit !) S(enth lwre )
I ri iii:k .mii.s'H ,mi:iiki.m:
iUu -i'J tu J.c.-t tar wld A4tU
SCHOOL: TOO DEAD
aSivTn p?5m Cri
Questionnaires Reveal Huge !
Horce Available for Active
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21
2(500,wo perfectly tit men
Ainorica'a llr.it lino of draft reserves,
l'rovost Marshal Ucuenil Crowdor'i
olllco estimated to-d.iv. This reprti
bcnts tho approx.uu.i number of
draft registrants of class one that
will be found lit for military duty as
a result of tho qucstioiinnlte s.vstem
It Is about .100,000 nioii than tho
original oMlmutcs of (leu. Cinwdcr.
Althoug) exact figures lint imt Jet
available, offlclala stated tlm total
number of chins duo men wtd oe .p
proxlmatoly 3,li;,000. Tim pirt'iitage
of physical dlsiiuullflratlon Is esti
mated at not moro than 20 per cent,
and probably less bccatii") of tha ro
cent lowering o( physical require
ment.i Twenty per cent, would maan
that about 820,000 would be rejectod
thus bringing the number of a nil
abb) men down to 2,439,000.
In I'lnssos four und twu about
1,000,000 havo been placed. ira5ttcaH
equal numbers bolng in each dlvlsluii.
Thcso classes aro largely made up of
murrlcd men unci thoo with de
pendent's. Clusn five will have about a tuition
men, because those phyfhailv rejected
from clnss ono will bu elnssi-d t're.
About 750,000 will bo foun I i !as
WOULD ACCEPT WILSON'S
PRINCIPLES ON PEACE
Demand That Premier m". v. Mer
Take Immediate blcp- t"
MBTHUDAM, Feb. i .In'-
- Ish Admlr'ilty, per Wire
less I'rtss), Tim Aii
trl.m ScclallHt Party bus mii-in.'-t"d
an inlorptlliitlon to I'nm 'i
von Soydler urging him to aciepl
I'lesldent Wilson's stuteninit i -ipiidlug
the principle iipuii ul'a-
a genoi.il ife.iue onn bo dinii'i
Tho Socialist ilcmiind lni il.u
Fri'inlor tuKfj tnps mmi'l-'tlv
to open "nogotiatlons n iwi"ti
A ilitna-Hunis'ii y an i t o i r it- J
IN ARMY RAISED BY DRAFT
ypTOM, k"or fh re. kmc:
FIT FOR DUTY
Doors of Many Private I lomes
Cjpened to Soldiers for
Three-I )ay Visit.
.M"i uf tlm iit,(,i.o ii i ) ,,r u. ,.
tional Arno' win. will nnreh In the
great patailo to-morrow nrrlrrd In
New York to-ilay. The llrst emtln
Mcnt to airlvu-tlio J()M Hnglneors
got In at tho HeiiiiHyivHtila .Station at
10 o'clock thla morning and they w ere
followed by htoady sinams ui khaki
clad moil. It Is oxjieeted that by
night practically all ..r ihP marehers
will bo hero.
The soldiers went to the Amster
dam Opera House, the 71?t Regiment
Armorv. tho 09th HeKlmeni Armory,
the Ht J'il, Artlllerv Annory or the
Armory of h'liunrlron A. They left
their eiiulpmi'iit at one of these head
.carters anil thuii started out t en
joy their holiday. Man m.itn' or
ganizations rind private Homes have
thrown their doors open to thr sol
(Hers and they will be almost contin
uously fated during their three das'
MHlt to thu oltv. The return to r-imp
will begin on .Saturday.
The llrst cimtinnent to arrive was
in charge of Col. C. O. flhernil. They
drew the cheers of emails hk tlin
I'.uadiNl from the station d wn K guth
Avenue to 2th Street and along to
the 0!ith Iteglnifiit Arniorj, where
they win- dlsmlHHiMl with uis' ructions
j to report to-morrow u' 11 V, n'e.H-k
j Thu Jfrtth and .'i'Wth Himiii-nis gut
i in shortly alter nun and Hi, y also
I went tu the Wth's nrmo They are
Ipart of the lSHil llrlnad.t hl.li, t ,.
igi'thrr wiiht ,t um, h, ik,,., ivhi
be Mtallonod at the il'iihv .irinui
wignii or walcnuii. ufffinir leading
and w-i'ltlng furilitiini md iudflng,
"' H.tud in thu I'enn-ilv.inm Hln
tion b (ho Nutloniil Smnv I'lub.
Men who ate without fti nit- or rela
tive In the rlty will l .un i nv of
b tt- Hotel Mon's ,m..ii, und
the others wont, fm i,. jinrt
tu tnelr homes.
FOR m PARAD
WARN Nb D U. S
! Writes National Service Con
gress to Beware of Peace
Discussions at Present.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21. In n letter road
at tho Congress of National Hcrvlce
to-day, F.llhu Root of Now York,
Honorary I'roMdent of thn National
Security League, said that tho public
should bo lareful not to luiva Its at
tention detracted from tho Intense
concentration nenissary to win tho
war by tho discussion about ponce
teiins that was appearing In somo of
thn papers and ,it somo gathering
llo pointed out that thero wero no'
only no negotiations, but thero wa
no basis for pe-xco negotiatioiis.
Tho congreHK, held under the
auspices of tho Security League,
opened a three-day session to-day
with delegates present trom many
In his letter regretting his Inability
through Illness to be prnent at the
congress, Mr. Hoot said:
"Let us be warned by poor Uuagla'r
present position. Tho HoUhevlkt wore
very olo'iuout about peaco 'wlthou'
annexations or Indemnities,' and the
llllod tho minds of HushI.ui soldlors
und workmen with tho Idea to such
an cxtont that they stupped lighting
and making munition, hut when
they got to llrent Lltovsk they found
what thf leaders probably know all
ulong that Uinnany had no inten
tion of making any such peace.
"Sho wanted the Jlaltlo province
of KUbbln an I sue HtUttd k"d P'l.'
poses to keep them; and Itiusii,
having stopped lighting In favor o
tho klni of pe.it i ohu admlied, lltit.i
hurself In a position where for tlw
present sh has nothing whuteve.- to
say about the kind "f poaco th-i.e
shall be, v m'it ' wuio of any
thing In the nuioi. i ligreo an.
"Of course tiii-r.' have bit i rnlstaken
and HhortcqmUiKi m iae c.nduet uf
.. .. . . .
ino wiir-'-ii wo'un oh a uuraeie i)
thero were lift x.neero and eon-
jstrurtlvn eritKliin of excM'titlvo ,on.
duet is a ver .Htful thing. Hut we
nit must im tri'i .1 that neither
1 shortcomings no- tritlciam tend In
the slightest dogro to divert 01 de
oivan) lho heartlni". with whieh we
ill support an 1 nforpo the I'resulent
atpj his civil I
.t.try oflkci In
carrjlug on tint -ai
n flflfl'PIIQQIAM MflTflD PADQ
t t,uuu nuuuifin mu i ui unwo ..
! SEIZED BY GERMAN TROOPS :
Reports From Bolshevik Sources Say
Russian Troops Are Preparing to
Resist, but the Invaders Have Met
Witft Little Hindrance.
UliRLIN (via London), Feb. 21. The War Offia announces that
1,353 guns and between 4,000 and 5;000 motor cars have been captured
from the Russians.
Thus far in the new campaign the Germans have made prisoner a
General commanding an army, 425 officers and 8,700 men.
The Russian town of Rovno has been cleared of the Russians, the
War Office reports. Trains with about 1,000 cars, many laden with food,
have been captured, as well as airplanes and an incalculable amount pf
Between Dvlnsk and Pinsk the Germans are pressing eastward. Gen.
Ivon Linsingen's march continues. Important railway and highway junc
tions have been occupied.
The Germans have passed through Wenden, 55 miles northeast of
Riga, and arc now before Wolmar, 70 miles northeast of Riga.
German regiments from Moon bland crossed Moon Sound and
marched into Ihthonia, occupying Leal. Other forces, advancing along
the shore of the Uulf of Riga, reached Peniigal and Lemsal.
RUSSIAN ARMIES READY
TO RESIST, SAYS PETROGRAD
Ambassador Francis and Envoys From Allied
Countries Prepared to Quit Russian
WHICH GERMANY SAYS
TROTZKY MUST ACCEPT
Uolsheviki Must Evacuate 1-inland
and Other Provinces on
AMHTKHPAM Feb. 21. "Ileforo re
opening peaca negotiations with
Trotsky," said Dr. (Justav Htreset.i.'iin.
N'atlonul Llberul ieader, in tho Heioh
stiig yesterday, "wo must (let ind
complete evacuation by the Hoi
sh'evlkl of Finland, Llthonia, l-
thonia and Fkralne.,the releaso of
German lSnthonluns and Letts and
recognition of thn peace troaty con
eluded by I'kralne.
"I'ntll tho llolshtvlkt prove by th-i.
deel that ttie aro In earnest our mil
itary measures should be restiicted In
no manner. Haiti" (iermaiiy i li'iiii,
hbiURhtered Just becauto it Is tlirm.in
We would not Is; un honorable nation
If we looked on calmly."
Dr. Stresuman's speech, made In
the cotirMi of tho debite on th
FkrHlnlnu tri-aty, was applaud. 1
inir iIilv had done nothing to w in
tln BjiuiMthies of the Germain, who
have bled for tho Independence, of
t'ount nn Wt'otarp. the ronor;i.
i,v li.'oler. approved the tieatv with
no fKMi,R oi'KitA'rniii,
...pl.ti. .a ir IcirntM Mi in .h!l ,Afidl.
i km. o
il. inonmi in tf ih: i itni K4rronii.
n tun.., i.om tf hbII Iftr.tirj: i .j
MnPI iIimij Co.. 7; Witiu t
I'HTIKHillAD. Fob. 21 (Cnltnl
I'iihs). -- American Ambassadcr
Francis and tho Allied Envois u?o
prepured, for a quick departure fro.n
I'etrognid If such a move o dec-inert
udvlsahlc. They were overwhelmed
by tho sudden news of tho willingness
of Lcnlno and Trotzky to sign tho
urman-dlctatcd peace. They dc
clnred that cifti a separate peaca
would not tm-'i a brcuk betwicn
Russia and tin A'Pon.
Tho Russian urmios are concen
trating in Vitebsk, under Ctosu
Ilonchbruyovltch, to halt the der-
j Commissioners of the Tlusslta
i Army or. the whoio front have or
I dercd demobilization halted ami
' wired tho soldiers In Pctrograd: "Do
' jour duty; defend the revolution!"
Hy an overwhelming majority, th
Dolshevikt and Revolutionary So
clalists of tho lWt In tho Central Ex
ocutlvu Comtultteo votod to dtfend
I'etiograd at all coita. A moblllra.
tlou of all workers la being coosld
red. The Information was flashed to th
Kmolny Instltuto that If tiio ma
jority Socialists do not break witli
tho German Government tho Inde
pendent Socialists will start a civil
ONLY ONE MAJORITY
IN RUSSIAN COUNCIL
ON VOTE FOR PEACE
I KTUOCIItAD, Wednesday. Feb. h
(Aoaoolatetl Press). Tho docUion P?
tho Soldiers' and Worklngmen's Dale,
tra'ea to accept the Gern.an pakii
teru-.i was. teacaed by a majority -i
u ... mnKmneti