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Liberty Bond
Scalpers Prey
On the Needy
Method of Profiteering in
Patriotism Revealed by
Investigation
Want "Ads" Used to
Trap Unfortunates
Offers for Receipts Range
From 20 to 50 Per Cent
of Sum Paid In
Scalping Liberty bonds, profiteering in
patriotism?such is the latest war
industry that has sprung up in New
York City and is doing a thriving bus?
iness and in defiance of Uncle Sam's
dignity and solvency as a debtor.
It is a business that is all profit,
with no possibility of a loss unless the
Germans should capture the United
States and convert it into a German
colony.
For some tirn.' past little advertise?
ments have appeared in the "Help
Wanted' columns of certain New York
papers offering spot cash for instal?
ment receipts on Liberty Loans. The
want "ads" are calculated to appeal to
persons who have subscribed for the
first and second loans on the instal?
ment plan and have for some reason
been unable to meet all their pay?
ments. They are planned to catch the
eyes of nun and women whose patriot?
ism is more securely established than
their financial position.
The scalpers appeal to tho?e who have
lost their positions since subscribing
or have suifercd illness or other mis?
fortune necessitating unforeseen ex?
penses. The trick is to catch any one
who needs cash in a hurry and pos?
sesses receipts for part payment on
loans to Uncle Sam.
Appeals Unheeded by Scalpers
At the bureau of publicity of the
Liberty Loan Committee it was stated
yesterday the government had no power
to prosecute speculators in war bonds.
It was said the committee had seht
representatives to call on all scalpers
who had come to its -.otice to dissuade
them from continuing their business.
This means of checking the scalping
evil was said to be inadequate, as sev?
eral scalpers' advertisements appeared
in the want ad section of "The World"
Sunday morning.
All these little "ads" appeared under
the general classification of "Help
Wanted?Male," indicating the specula?
tors are trying to reach those tem?
porarily in hard luck, the same class on
which the loan shark thrives.
Here are three of the "ads" which
appeared in "The World," without the
names and addresses of the advertisers.
who are unashamed of their traffic :
MAN.? Litierty bonds and instalment re?
ceipts cashed irumtdiately. Highest prices
paid.
MAN.- Liberty bonds or instalments turned
into i^ash im*riax?uU-!y ; open till 7 p. m. ;
Sundays, 10-1.
MAN.?Liberty bonds turned into spot cash
without red tape. Apply Sundays, 11 a. rn.
to 3 p. rru
The Liberty Loan Committee stated
that tho instalment receipts were worth
proportionately what the bonds are
worth in the market. The price of
bonds has ranged from about 06 to 08
per cent of the face value.
Demands $3-0 Discount
Yesterday afternoon a Tribuno re?
porter called on one of the advertising
bond scalpe'-s. 1'c told the gray
haired, sharp-visagotl broker he had
subscribed for throe S100 bonds of the
first Liberty Loan issue and had been
able to pay only ?$70.
"Hun. hundred-dollar bond3," mused
tho broker, scratching figures rapidly
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Photo by Paul Thompson
Chaplin, held up by his fellow star of the movies," puts a broad grin on every face in the vast throng -gathered in front of the U. S. yub-Treasury
Building, in Wall Street, while at the same time he successfully appeals to the patriotism of the crowd.
The Loan Programme
9:00 a. m.?Liberty Loan coach ?
leaves Mumford, Munroc County. (
9:00a.m. Liberty bail rolls out of |
Mumford toward New York.
10:00a.m. -Liberty Loan booths j
opened throughout city.
10:30 a.m. -Ministers of greater Now
York meet, Aeolian Hall.
12:30p.m.- Mario Dressier, other |
speaker-, band concert, Sub
Treasury step .
12:30 p.m. Liberty Theatre perform- :
anee at Public Library.
3:00 p.m. Thomas W. Lament
speaks, Louise Homer sings, :
Produce Exchange.
5:00p.m.- Girl Scout exercises, |
Plaza G?rele.
on a pad of paper. "Too bad you
didn't subscribe for $50 b >nds. Well,
there is a discount of ?12 in the first
place. Liberty bonds of the first issue
closed at S96 to-day. Then there is an
interest of $6 to be paid to the bank'
where you bought your bonds and
which has already paid the money to
the government. Then there is $2.50
off for the first half year's coupon,;
making in all $20.50."
"Will you pay me $5-1.50 for my re-1
ceip's ?"
"Well, hardly. Where do I come in?
I've got to m like my living. 1 have to ?
nay for the bonds and sell them again, j
That takes time end leg work, and time :
and legs are worth money these days.
"Tell you what I'll do, young fellow.
If you want to get rid of your bonds
I'll pay you $-15 for your equity."
Other Profiteer:; Less Liberal
At the Liberty Loan Committee this
speculator was hailed as" a liberal:
business man. in most cases war bond
subscribers are offered from one-eighth
to one-fourth fur their receipts. A'
man who has paid $80 oil ;?, $100 bond
is offered from $10 to $20 for his re?
ceipts. Attention also was called to ;
the fact that the bonds are now at low
ebb an?l that in their fluctuations they
are taking the course followed in?
variably by war bonds. During the
war, it was explained, the bonds fall
below par, rising above face value be?
fore maturity or after peace has been
declare?!.
"But trading in Liberty Loan certifi?
cates is wrong," said one official of
the committee. "A loan to the govern?
ment is not like an ordinary loan,
which may be hawked in the market if
well secured. A mail lending Uncle
Sam is supposed to keep his note till
i'. matures, collecting the interest as it
falls due. However, it, is impossible to
prevent Liberty bonds from chaniiintj
I hands, but they should not be disposed
of at less than their market vaho*.
Lsf* of Ponds an Cash Slopped
"Subscribers who have made partial
payments can have their money re
I funded, but this takes some time.
Most Of the victims of scalpers nre in
immediate need of cash, and this the
speculators know. They will un?
doubtedly reap fortunes unless a
means is found to curb them,
"Some time airo certain stores in
? New York City advertised they would
accept Liberty bonds in payment for
goods the same a< gold or currency.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo put
a stop to this practico merely by ap?
pealing to business men not to treat
the bonds as currency."
District Attorney Swann has taken
up bond scalping with a view to pre?
venting speculation. Assistant District
Attorney Edward S. Brogan, of the
commercial frauds department, said
he had been looking into the matter
and that the List riet Attorney's office
would bring whatever legal pressure
could be applied against the men prof?
iteering in Liberty bonds.
Du Pont Co. Subscribes
$25,000,000 to Loan
Will Duplicate Delaware's Lib?
erty Bond Purchase Up to
$17,000.000
? Special Correspondence |
? WILMINGTON', li.-l., April 8.?The
finunce committee ,,)' the ?lu l'ont
company thin afterncfan authorl?
. ed Subscriptions to the Liberty
i Loan which ? will total probably
?25,000,000, the exact figure being de?
pendent ?.o the i i int of Delaware's
subscription from other sources.
Th?- company .v.li place $8.000,000
outside '.i' in- li. lav-are dl itrlct and
um authoris-?d additional subscription?
to duplicate whatever Delaware may
subscribe up to 117,000,000, this ?urn
'being ib?- maximum quota which Dela?
ware if, called upon to f*ivo.
20,000 Throng Wall St. to Hear
ovie Stars Tel! How to Win War
Charlie Chaplin Makes His First Speech and Douglas
Fairbanks Cavorts in Urging All to Buy Liberty
Bonds?Several Women Faint in Crush
Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fair- ?
banks yesterday noon told Wall
Street's thousands how to finance the
war.
Though hitherto little has been
known about Messrs. Chaplin and Lair
banks as economic lecturers, between
110,000 and 3o,00() persons, according to
police estimates, gathered at the junc?
tion of Broad and Wall Streets to hear
their version of the "Buy a Bond" mes
saire. And to judge by the cheers the
throngs found the addresses worth
while.
L has never been scientifically cal?
culated how many persons would turn
out to see a film in which both Chaplin
and Fairbanks appeared, but it is a
matter of record that the largest crowd
in the history of the financial Line
collected to watch the two perform
simultaneously on the steps of the Sub
Treasury Building. Modestly the stars
did their stunts alongside of the
statue of George Washington, and con
rented to share (he honors of the day
with him.
The movie lecturers impressed the
crowds with the fact that they did
not appear to display the Chaplin feet
or the Fairbanks agility, but iocry out
j the need of America for lighting dol?
lars. Every word the men spoke, audi?
ble or inaudible, was greeted by the ap
i plauso of thousands of clapping hands
and shouting voices.
Charlie Chaplin's Kirs! Speech
Toward the middle of the lunch hour
Charlie took the spotlight. "Now,
. listen," he began, and the thousands of
, hauliers, brokers, office boys and ste?
nographers laughed joyfully. "I never
! made a speech before in my life."
1 Again collective cheers and communal
laughter.
"But I believe ? can make one now."
The third outbreak of articulate joy
prevented the next few words from
reaching their destination.
"You people out there 1 want you to
, forget all about percentages in this
I third Liberty Loan." That was easy,
because every one seemed to be think?
ing -about feet, and, before Charlie
could resume his sermon he responded
to th * popular outcry for pedal lisplay.
Taking up the megaphone once more
Chaplin sCr.eamed so that every oni
? could hear: "Human life is at staki
and no one ought to worry about what
; rate of interest the bonds are going t<
| bring or what he can make by parchas
, ins them.
"Money is needed money to supoort
I the great army and navy of Unclu Sam
This very minute the Germans occupj
ja position of. nuvnntage, and we have
i got to get th?; dollars. It ou^ht t(
go over so that we can drive that ob
devil, the Kaiser, out of France."
''heers that resounded for man?
hlocks informed Charlie of what thi
crowd thought of him as a speaker. I'.u
Chaplin was thinking about bonds. Ih
sprang to the centre of tilings ngnin
and asked:
"How many of \*ou men how man*
of you boys, out tnerc, have bought o
are willinj- to buy Liberty bond*,?" Tin
hand stretching that followed ?uggcstci
vividly the latter part of the l?vent!
! inning at the i'olo Grounds during i
world series,
Fa*)shanks Pleases Crowd
Fairbanks next, bounced into the lime
light, Hi? li'ap? and bounds soon mus
have convinced the skeptics that n
opticnl illusions 'ir camera tricks nr
responsible for the antics of "Doug*1 o
the screen, Fairbanks Is more used t
Speaking, nnd It Is rumored his remark
wore extemporunoou i.
Having climbed onto tho Ihirc n
Washington's statue, Fairbanks, smll
ing anil enthusiastic, faced the crow
nd commenced his oration with
series of queries.
"Hello, everybody," he said. "I use
to work down here about ten years |
ago.
"Are you folks good Americans?"
(Answers: "You bet your life," and the
like.}
"Have you boughi Liberty bond'??"
(Voices from tho surging mob: ''We
have.")
''Foikr," Fairbanks continued. "I'm
so hoarse from urging people to buy
Liberty bonds thai 1 can hardly speak.
But that doesn't bother me a bit, and
I'm going to keei) right on telling you
to buy until there's not a bond left."
It was difficult for the lay ear to
determine whether Chaplin or Fair?
banks got the more enthusiastic recep?
tion. But there was one feature that
got more than either. That was the
combination of Chaplin and Fairbanks.
The latter carried the former around
on his shoulders, and the 20,000-odd
howled with delight. ?
Charlie dressed better than usual?
perhaps because it was his premiere as I
a bond salesman. lie wore a wasp
waist, blue suit, light-top shoes and a
black derby. Douglas looked non?
plussed enough in his serge suit and
his bine sport shirt.
Women Faint in Crush
Inspector Meyers and forty police-1
men suffered as a result of the popu?
larity of the two film actors, and they
seemed fairly helpless in the seething,
pushing throng. A hurry call brought
the reserves from three police stations
and ambulances from the Broad .Street
and Volunteer hospitals. Several
women fainted in the crush outside the
offices of J. P. Morgan & Co., though
only one needed the attention of a
physician.
The people heard long before noon
that Chaplin and Fairbanks were com?
ing, and early arrivals hugged the
great pillars of the Sub-Treasury steps
and refused to yield their jilecos at
the suggestion of tho notice. The New
York Stock Exchange, the Morgan ofilce
and every building in the neighborhood
that marks the financial centre of tho
world were black with people. They
wailed eagerly while the 22d Regiment
Band played popular selections and
later while Captain Robert E. VVatson,
of the 6Gth Machine Gun Corps, spoke.
Lieutenant Joseph C. Stehlin, of the
Lafayette Escadrille, who is going to
begin a flicht across the state Thurs?
day in behalf of the loan, also spoke.
And Harvey Hindemeyer sang "Over
There," with Fairbanks leading the
crowd, which joined in the chorus.
Nation Giving
Quick Response
To Loan's Call
Continued from page l
Company, $500,000; National Liberty
Insurance Company. $,"(111,000; the
Church Pension Fund, $500,000; Long
Island City Savings Bank, $400.000;
(lera.an Savings Bank of Brooklyn,
$250,000; Chemical National Bank,
$120,000; People's Bank, .New York
City, $100,000; 1'eicrls, Buhler & Co.,
i $100,000; Paul O. Mclntire, $100,000;
New York Times, $1.00,000; A. Faul
? Keith, iloo.ooo; K. F. Albee, $100,000;
; Marcus Loew, $50,000; the Greenwood
Cemetery, $50,000; Sam Scribner, $50,
000; AI II. Woods, $50.000;.' Alt', llay
, man, $50,000; Maurice Meyerscldt, $50,
i .I; Brooklyn Eastern District Turn
j Verein. $18,000; Nicholas M. Schenck,
! $10,000; Hungarian Society of New
; York. $ lo.ooo.
The Liberty Loan Committee an?
nounced last, night, that these com?
munities were lied for the honor of
! being the first town in this state to
\ win the honor flags for subscribing
their full <|iiotn: Athens, Cedarliurst,
, College Point, Far Rockaway, Hewlett,
' Intot'Taken, Inwood, Larchmont, Lnw
I ronce, Lodl, McGrnw, Marathon, New
Bal?more, Pearl River, Richfiold
I Springs, Spring Valley und Woodmere.
! Dosillos, nine towns in the New Jersey
I portion of the Second Fedorai Reservo
District have already fully met their
quota.
McAdoo Puts Ban
On Daily Reports of
Loan Subscriptions
WASHINGTON, April '**. Estimates
of daily 1 .ili.* rty Loan subscriptions will
not be given out during the campaign
by national, district or local heaciqiru
tets, undei instructions issued to?
night by Secretary McAdoo. Instead,
the Treasury will gather from each
Federal Reserve Dank figures on sub?
scriptions actually iihd with them, to?
gether with receipts from the initial
5 nor cenl payment, and a tabulation
of rhesc will be made public each day.
Local committees may compile simi
j lar reports of sub cript ons turned into
local b ml s :;);*1 give oui the t sull s.
Over long cl is I am a tei sphone from
Riel mond, Va., where he ?nade his first
Liberty Loan speech on a Southern
Lour, Hie Secretary authorized this
statement:
"it; order to remove the risk of in?
accurate information and of oversan
guino and misleading estimates con
corning the amount of subscriptions t<
the third Liberty Loan no figures v.'il
be given out for some days, and ther
only figures as to the actual amount o
subscriptions officially filed with th<
Federal Reserve banks.
Avoids Danger of Optimism
"The danger of relying upon optim
istic estimates and unofficial subscrip
tions will thus be avoided.
"This information will be made pub
lie beginning at an early date, whei
the department will be prepared L
give accurate figures. After the plai
bus been developed the Federal Re
sirve banks will report, to the freas
ury Department the amount of sub
script ions actually filed, and those re
ports will be given out daily. The Fed
eral Reserve banks will simultaneous
ly announce the amount of such sub
scriptions officially filed in their ow
distri.ts and will permit local commit
toees to announce the amounts of sut
scriptions officially tiled.
"I ask the cooperation of newspaper
and Liberty Loan committnes througl
out the country in the policy indica'
ed, which is of vital importance to th
object, we all bave in mind in makin
?the Liberty Loan an unqualified sui
cess."
The new arrangement renders valtii
j less the system developed by the Lil
erty Loan organization, after weeks <
work, to gather from each city, tow
and county af the close of the day
soliciting an estimate of subscriptioi
gathered thai day.
Possibility of Duplication
Officials explained that the danger
duplication, or "watering" in estim?t?
even if carefully made, arises from t
fact that campaign workers report su
scriptions which niav be made payai:
through a bank. This bank in tn
subscribes a lump sum to cover all t
subscriptions it. handles-. Thus a ple.l
might be counted twice and the aggi
?jrate of these duplication i might rosi
in a misleading showing.
By the latter part of the week t
Treasury expect? to ghe its fir^t ?
; ficial report, on subscriptions. The
.are expected to be far above the ti
week of the second campaign.
From several cities to-day came wr
that; an attempt was being made
commercialize the honor flag idea. T
was met. by a Warning from the Tro,
ury that the fine- was being copyright
and can be obtained legally only ti?
the Liberty Loan organization. 'I
copyright was obtained by .1. II. 11
ton. a New York man, who origina
the idea.
200 Communities on Honor Roll
About sixty additi< nal communil
reported to-day thev had subscril
their ??nota and won tin* flag, mak
more than 200 names on the honor i
in the two days of the campai
Among those reporting to-day were:
Xew Jersey: Florence, Rivorton, B
? Hngton County.
Pennsylvania: Hamburg, Be
: County.
Michigan: Mt. Pleasant, Laii?ing.
Indiana: Huntington County, Hi
i mond.
Iowa: Germania.
Colorado: Lincoln County.
M issouri : HnrrisonvIIle.
Oklahoma: Kingfisher County, (
, County.
Texas: Carreron County, Lib?
j County, Brooks County, Smith Con
Cnrson County, Kleburg County, )
burger County, Stephens County, K
! County, Jim tlogg County and Com
I County.
I California. Twenty-sevofi towns
ono county awarded honor flags; f
other town3 and counties oversub?
scribed.
Nevada: Millers.
Arkansas: Piggott.
Secretary McAdoo to-day named j
April 21 as Liberty Loan Sunday, and I
in a letter to 114,000 preachers asked
that special sermons be preached on
that day.
Samuel Gompers, president of the I
American Federation of Labor, in a
statement urged workers to subscrib?'
generously to the loan, even if it meant
great economies, and to "do all that |
you can for the common cause of
democracy and freedom the world j
over."
Julia Arthur Presides at
Liberty Theatre, Where
Goal Is Set for $1,000,000
The Liberty Theatre, which opened
yesterday on the steps of the Public;
Library in the cause of the Liberty
Loan drive, would look like a small
Grecian temple were it not for the flags |
with which it is draped. For the next ;
four weeks it will be headquarters of
speakers gathered by ihc Stage
Women's War Relief. Stage stars, offi?
cers on leave, statesmen and writers
will come each day, from noon to 5
o'clock, speaking from the white por?
tals until a million dollars' worth of
bonds have been sold.
The ceremonies yesterday were pre?
sided over by Julia Arthur. The na?
tional anthem was sung by Marcella
Craft and the Marine Corps from the
Brooklyn navy yard fired three salute
over the-heads of the crowd. Then the
s-ale of bonds began in earnest, while
Sergeant Empey, Jessie Busley, Ray
Cox, Shelley Hull and Charles Mitchell.
president of the National City Bank,
addressed the crowds that jammed side?
walk and steps so tightly special police
were needed to preserve a thorough?
fare.
The beautiful white structure was
designed by Thomas Hastings. The
Stage Women's War Relief has another
travelling theatre, designed by the
Ackerman Studios, which will be used
in different sections of the city. At
both theatres the new song, "What Are
You Coing to Do to ?lolp the War?"
will be sung at frequent intervals.
Twelve-year-old Pauline Hankel, who
sold $25,000 worth of bonds of the sec?
ond issue and was made a colonel by
the Boy Scouts for her work, was on
hand at an early hour, although she
was not to speak until late in the after?
noon.
Dr. Frank Crane, Admiral Usher,
Viola Allen. EleanoTi de Cisnoros,
Major Stevens, chi"f of aeronautics at
Washington, and the drum corps from
Carden City are among the attractions
scheduled for to-day.
Bootblacks Help
Swell the Total at
City Hall to $50,000
The Liberty bond detachments posted
about the Liberty Bell Lhat cans the
fountain in City Hall Liaza sold $10,
000 worth of bonds yesterday in one
hour, $18,000 in two hours and close to
:?'>? ,000 before the day ended. Am! the
crowd of" buyers was neither an ap?
plauding crowd nor a wealthy crowd.
It was just an ever-changing assem?
blage of everyday working folk who
paused to listen quietly a moment to
the appeals for money to beat Ger?
many, and then stepped up to offer
their bits.
Bootblacks, whoso stands have reap
peared with the advent of spring, under
the bridge approach, bought bond.-. Ho
did th ' newsboys, young and old, arid
*la.' news women who do business on
Park Low.
There were also -iris and men and
worn? p. from the office buildings, and
conduetotettes, even a few bankers.
Mut few were the cheeks that panged
over the t.-ibles established about the
Libel'ty t."!l by the .Mayor's Committee
<>;' Women on National Defence. It
was not a checkbook crowd. lis pur?
chases were made with cash often
frayed bills and small change, obvious?
ly taken from long hoarded stocks.
The bond sellera; were assisted by a
number .if Canadian and English offi?
cers on furlough pending recovery from
wounds received on t?ic Western front.
One of the principal speakers of the
day was Captain A. P. Simmons, of the
United Stales Army, who declared the
country needed every soldier end every
dollar (o accomplish its task of de?
stroying the mosi efficient military
machine ever organized.
Morgan J. O'Brien, formerly a justice
of the State Supreme Court, also ex?
horted the crowds to buy and buy
agaih. He declared he had four sons
in service, a fifth having died at An?
napolis, and his only regret was thai
ho couid not join them in the battle
to prevent Germany imposing upon the
world the Hohenzollern principle that
peoples were made to be governed by
"divine right" dynasties.
Great Night Drive
Reaps Thousands
For Liberty Loan
The particular division of the Lib?
erty Loan force; intrusted with the
task of taking in "$100,.,000 off the
streets of New York" last night made
what, in the forms of the official com?
muniqu?, would be known as a well
directed, concerted attack on all fronts
from Chrystie Street to Harlem.
Twenty-live thousand troops, repre?
senting nineteen units of tho Stale
Guard, reinforced by a battery of
speakers, a regiment of -salesmen,
salvos of "Liberty Bel's" and streams
of red lire, participated in the attack
upon the financial reserves of the "man
in the street." As every man, woman
and child living within the sphere of
action seemed to be in the street, the
booty, it is officially claimed, was tre?
mendous. '
In response to a general order, is?
sued f.y Brigadier General George K.
Dyer, commanding the 1st Brigade, New
York State Guard, directing the organi?
zation to assist in the loan campaign,
troops of the various regiments sta?
tioned in the city left their respective
armories at 8 p. m., nnd, with bayonets
fixed and bands crashing, marched to
prepared positions, from which a con?
tinuous ban-age of Liberty Loan "lit?
erature" was maintained from strat?
egically situated an!.?mobile-;. The
heavy fire of oratory followed, and suc?
ceeded in reaching the checkbooks of
the Riverside section, the wallets of
Harlem and the well worn purses of
the lower East Side.
Although special forces of' police
were in evidence at all of the rallying
points not a single case of disorder
was reported. The 2d Battalion of
the CiUh Regiment, which participated
in tho proceedings on the lower East.
Side, tool, on a grim expression as it.
j mtirched with fixed bayonets through
1 sections which in pro-War days had
harbored anarchy and "isms" of ?he
1. W. W. variety. Nothing but patriot
Ism of th?' noisiest variety, however,
was encountered along the length and
breadth of Second A?.?nue from Twen?
ty-third Street, to Houston and from
ChryatiO Street to Uelahcoy. Side?
walks, (ire encapes and roofs were
crowded will) cheering throngs, well
wishers at least if cil ciimstntU'es pre?
vented !. more active support.
"You remember Russia, don't you,"
Three Ways of Buying Liberty -Bbn?
1 Subscribe at any banking institution, booth or selling station anffi
? ized by the Liberty Lo;.n Committee and pay on the partial ?N
ment plan. **"
For a $100 bond on the monthly plan pay $10 down and ?90 jn ?
consecutive monthly instalments of $10 each. 1?
For a S50 bond on the monthly plan pay $5 down and (46 in nine
secutive monthly instalments of $5 each.
For ?\ S100 bond on the weekly plan pay $4 down and $2 a *?cek f
forty-eight consecutive weeks.
For a $50 bond on the weekly plan pay $2 down and $1 a week *
forty-eight consecutive weeks.
2 Pay on the government plan 5 per cent down with subscription
? per cent on May 2S, 35 per cent on July 18 and 40 per cent on A
gust 15 of this year.
3 Pay in full for a $50, $100, $500, $1.000. $5,000 or $10,000 bond, anti
? receive it as roon as the Treasury Department can deliver it t
(he Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Or subscribe, pay in full ??.*
agree to wait for your bond until after May <*, 1918.
Liberty Ball Rolling on, But
Rain Wearies 2 Uncle Sams
Loan Parade Makes Caledonia After Seventeen and a Half
Hard Miles From Batavia?Coach Riding Is
Easier?Rochester I o-day
[Staff Correspondence]
ROLLING ALONG'WITH THE LIB?
ERTY BALL, CALEDONIA, N. Y.,
April 8.- Oh, the open road may be
the only road all right enough. Let
the bard have his way. But let this
be a gently nurtured, city-bred report?
er's counter suggestion that there's
such a thing as a road being too blamed
open. Smoking icicles, there is!
They've talked time and ogain of
making an arcade out of Nassau Street, j
That might do later on. No hurry.
First of all, there ought to he an ar
cade over the state road from Buffalo,
or from Batavia anyhow, to New York.
On that section of this state road
which lies between Batavia and Cale?
donia rain has been spattering nil day, *
miserably, maliciously, incessantly.
There hasn't been a bright moment,
since the presumable rise of the sun
this morning.
Hard on Uncle Sams
The two Uncle Sams: who are doing
their bit for the Liberty Loan with
their feet are beginning to run. They
; are red where they ought to be white
; and blue where they ought to be red.
Their shaggy nata tit them like last
year's Panamas after passing through
a resuscitation parlor. Willard Lowry,
one of the stripling Uncles, has a crick
in his back and an ache in his arms.
Malcolm Ilouton. the twin Uncle, has
shooting pains all over him. particular?
ly in those portions, on which he walks ,
and sits, and keeps whispering bitterly,
to himself: "Rheumatism and me so
young!" Both have retired in mortal
agony of tin* present and mortal dread
of the morrow.
Ye;. With rain and aches and shoot-;
ing pains and everything, these two
martyre,) youths who have contracted
to push the Liberty Ball clear through
from Buffalo to New York, stuck man
fully to their job. They have kept tin
greal ball rolling, and to-night it is
stabled in Caledonia, alongside the four
Vnnderbilt greys which are dragging
the i.iberty Coach over the same route.
If the weather was rough on the
Uncle Sams, it was rough, to*?, on Miss,
Marian Hollins, the society whip who
i'n tooling the coach. If the Sam-;
were closer to the mud, wasn't it true
thai she was closer to the rain'.' Ml
: ?? same the Libertv Coach drove on,
i iu- ii rue ions 'rom Gri .*.' Headqui t -
ters in New York are to let nothing
interfere with the schedule.
Ball and coach are closer to their
destination by seventeen and one-tenth
miles than they were last night. Ac?
cording to the route map, that is, they
made a run of seventeen miles and a
tenth to-day. Uncle .-am Lowry and
| Uncle Sam Mouton, though, are sure
that the map maker had it ail wrong, or
else somebody has been rearanging the
roads since he went over them. Sev?
enty miles would bo a fairer estimate
of their roll in the mud. they say, than
asked Gustav Hartman, who rose from
newsboy to the Municipal Court
bench r.nt\ is known as the "East Side
Side judge." "It'll be worse than Rus?
sia be:*,, if th'* Kaiser go's away with
it." The question was directed to a
swaying throng at Chrystie and Dc
lancey Streets.
"We'll come through," shouted a
mar, in the crowd, "?give us the blanks.''
A living wedge of salesmen did the
rest and more than $6,000 in bonds was
subscribed in a few minutes.
At Houston Street a::d Second Ave?
nue the scrambre to subscribe de?
veloped into a melee which the police
had to straighten out. But it was a
good-natured mob and a mob "with an
: idea of its duty," as ex-Judge Hartman
declared.
No less enthusiasm was engendered
by the 1st, or "Baby" Battalion, _J,?
New York Engineers, under Major .J.
I!. Mahon, and its flanking corps of
speakers and sail-men which fora." cl
the upper West Side. Headed by the
i" gimental band the parader ? march? d
''rom the armory, at IGSth Street and
Broadway, to 145th Street, then east
to Amsterdam Avenu;- and north to
181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
British Veteran Sneaks
Two hundred American Junior Naval
Scouts distributed leaflets and the
talking was done by Alvin R. Hodge, a
British army veteran from Passchen
daelc; Albor! II. Cohen, Max li. Cob? n
and Miss Louise Gersten.
Chief Man-a-Booza, a Redskin of -he
Mohawk tribe, scowled beneath his
warpaint and told 3,000 negroes gath?
ered at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street"
" hat would happen to them if they
failed in their bond-buying obligation
to the governmi nt.
The response, according to Assistant
District Attorney Fred i'. Morton, who
helped elicit it, was "enormous." To
back him up Chief Man-a-Boo/.a had
four companies of the 15th Regiment,
State Guard (^negro), a company of the
men of Squadron A and some of the
medical corpB unit from General Hos?
pital No. I, in Gun Hill Road, The
Bronx.
Gee nwich Village surrendered $5,000
m bond pledges to speakers cooperat?
ing with ,*. battalion of tin- ','ih Coast
Artillery, which also deployed in and
around Abingdon Square.
John Mulroy, a six-year-oLl Uncle
Sam, led four companies of the 71st
Regiment from the armory at Thirty
fourth Street and Park Avenue on a
jaunt down Second Avenue to Union
Square, where the largest crowd of thu
evening was encountered and the most
impressive total of bond subscriptions
achieved. Hew great the total was
w ill not be known until officials figures
are given out by the Liberty Loan
Committee.
More than $60,000 in pledges were
recorded by workers operating In con?
junction wifh Companies P and 11 and
? the hospital corps of the 7th Regiment
in a scries of meetings hold at Seventy
second Street and First Avenue, Fifty
ninth* Strtiet and Third Avenue and
Forty-second Street and Lexington ?
Avenue. The route to be taken by i
these troops was changed just before I
th?' parado and disappointed crowd
? waited in Fifth Avonuo in vain. ?
seventeen. Your correspondent con.
curs.
iVhat makes the avuncular conte-.
tion especially worthy of note is th?
fact that this is the first time th??
have agreed on anything. Kight at the
start of the trip each of the Sp.ms sr>
out to demonstrate 10 the other that
ho had a mind of his own. And that
recalls the little military tr.eredy et
the Buffalo City Hal!, when thr" Mayor
gave the Sams the mn<rie hockas > i?;
sending to His Honor of New York ar.d
bade them farev ell.
Buffalo Guard Retreats
It was moving time after that, and
Uncle Sam Houston was seized of %
not on that all turns should hi* to the
right. Uncle Sam Lowry favored the
lef1 hand, as nearest tie heart They
pushed and. pushed, wi1 esultthtl
the ball went straight ahead, ever fastet
and more formidable. In front of the
City Hal! a company of guardsmen
stood at parad.' 1. t. Everybody hid
been admiring their soldierly stolidity.
The ball was coming straight for then'.
They waited until the it-- ???in lite fot
a miracle to happen; then, without a
word of command, they beautifully
performed thai quick-stepped ?volution
which General Herr Hindenburg has
made famous as the strategic retreat.
Tiie Buffaloniai colonel and captains
haven't got over toe shame ??:" it yet.
This morning the 1 ibi rty Coacn was
the firsl out of Bata*, ?a. It was iO
o'clock before the blacksmiths got
1 irough floing $4 worth of repairs on
its iron tire and the Liberty Ball gut
in motion.
On their way through Stafford and
Le Bo-,- and into Caled the conch
and the ball, escorted by Boy Scouts
and mounted state en, were
greeted by screaming n and toll?
ing bells. It was the -tie they
bl "? ai Le R iy, and t! ?as a mighty
scurrying of the arts of
Chemical Hose and Excelsior Hcik and
Ladder- who hadn'l ? forewarned
;?) climb into their red shirts and
fireman i ats.
Before that there had been a rous?
ing meting at the opi n road at Staf?
ford, where Congressman A. D. San?
ders, most distinguished of the com?
munity's 2S!? inhabitants, turned out
ill a fair weather 1op ha? 'o act as
chairman of the reception committee.
The Congressman had a mysteriow
present for Miss llol?ns -an iron bar
wrapped in a flag
"This," he 1 \ ilained, ";' what bur
giai ? call a 'jimmy.' May you and your
party use it to good effect wherfver
you find a tight-wad who won't como
through for tl
;- rained harder than ever in the
afternoon, and ' he Ui sted by
a flock of Scon*-, ripped f? 'he seven
mill -? from Lc Roy to 1 .' :onia in rec?
ord time.
To-morrow will sei the first real
metropolitan appearance of ;he Lib
erty Ball and IV ? ? C ch. They
are due in Rochester ;: the after?
noon. To celebrate th? ir conquest ot
the seventy-five miles between Buffalo
and Rochester then? ?3 to be a big pa?
rade.
319,746 Boy Scouts
Are Aiding Loan Drive
Complying with !'? ident Wilson's
-. rs after
the reapers," th." Bo Is of Amer?
ica, uuxi tig the first 1 ys of the
third Liberty Loan < . tte giv?
ing the adult workers valua le assist?
ance. Ev< l'y .: , ?? - h 10I i.nd on
Saturdays the 319,746 scouts in the
Ci?ted State- .- - n - messen?
gers, buglers ar.d pi , rs.
One million Boy Sea' i. bcrty Loan
po -"?<?-. designed by i ? .ci.locker,
have been pasto,i ovi ? country,
nearly 100,000 of th. '??'? *eff
York City by !<s 13,0" ? B : Scouts.
It was announced ?? ational
hcidquartets, 200 Fifth -venue, yes?
terday that the boys w II allowM
to accept only small subscriptions.
A ..... .-??< ,-ici cmblei will _he
awarded to each ho obtains
ten individual ap* lie loy Sam**
during the second 1 " '-1 50Jd
more than $1,000 1. <.v<?::h of bonds.
Women in Stores
Help Bond Sales
The "inside"
follow:?: Knights cf *>'HmDU*M?|rt
("loss. Sun Tobacco fund, -oUnf.v Re
Christian Association ar.d Je**'15"
lief Society. r?rd?v
Best & Co. discovered y??*^K
morning that they had been pn,<^j,t.
ing a In ro unawares in ,t.!:rl,r,r,ld*k>
This is Lieutenant A W. ,?ra_?_L Jr
D. S. O.,' of ihe Boyal C?n?<h?" oB|
glnoors, who is now employ?'1* 9igi
HU??' ?
?i. i'ivMueu til. oiu DODO
ufternoon.

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