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In Fund Drive
Victory - Crazed Crowds
Give Thank Offering to
Friars and Lamhs
Tie in Big Race
Mrs. Winthrop W. Aldrich's
Team Leads With $201,- j
025 on First Day
New York yesterday poured out a j
thank offering of $8,191,262 to the gi?
gantic United War Work Campaign,
which got under wav throughout the
1 .-;.,.,'? - ates |ust at.?mi tec tira ? tha't
Germany's downfall, announced in
Win hington, set the country afire with
i. pandemonium ol peace celebrations, j
Corporations and industries reported ?
subscriptiohs of $7,210,000 through the ?
Industries Division of the New York ?
Committee: The thirty picked teams
...' 300 prominent men und -women, a?- j
tor a morning spent in making the city j
coin its joyful frenzy, turned over?
pledges of almost a million dollars- [
.'-981,202 exactly?with a number of,
1 am? not reporting.
When donations were announced at j
an enthusiastic luncheon meeting at
the Chamber of Commerce the state- j
nient was made bv John D. Rockefeller,
jr., the chairman, that thc total from
".he corporations was not to be credited I
in .Mil toward the New York quota of
$35,000,000, as the amounts included?
would lie allocated to different com
munities, at the desire of subscribers. |
Three subscriptions of $100.000 each!
from individuals were reported by can-!
vas s in g teams. These gifts, which led ?
the list yesterday, were made by Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob II. Schiff, jointly; Mrs.;
Wiltard Straight and Charles Hayden. j
The rest of the Individual subscrip-!
lions of more than $5,000 reported up
to noon were:
Some of Subscriptions
Mrs. William C. O.sborn, $50,000; !
'Mr. and Mrs. George \V. Perkins. $50,
000; Mm. William D. Sloane, 550,000; '
Arthur Curtisa James, $30,000;
Delaware & Hudson Railway Coal
Co.. $25.000; ?Mrs. E. H. Harriman,
$26,000; F. L. Hine, $25,000; Mrs. ;
Walter B. Jumes, $25,000; Mr. and
Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, $25,000; John I
T. Pratt, $20,000; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Hofheimer, $15,000; Anonymous, $10,-|
000; J. E. Aldrei, $10.000
Mrs. C. B. Alexander, $10.000; Mrs.1
Hugh D. Auchincloss. $10.000; Mr and
Mrs. Ambrose Clark. $10,0( Mrs., ohn <
Henry Hammond, $lu,0 l( ; Mr, an 1 Mrs.
John Sherman H-\; 510,000; Emerson
McMillin, $10,000; Samuel Sachs, $10,
O??; William Salomon, $10 000; A. Se- :
lifpaan, 0,000; Henrv T. Sloane, $10,- i
000; Sam :el Untermyer. $10,000; Har?
ry Sachs, $7,500; the M;sses Scoville,
Mrs. J. E. Aldred, $3,000; Horace
V. Andrews, $5,000; Harry Bronner.
55,000; Eugene Delano, $5.000; John
Henry Hammond, $5,000; Walter Jen
nings. $5 000; Mrs. Mary A. Van Beu
TeamB* Fine Reports
"When the time came to call for re?
ports from team captains Mr. Rocke?
feller surrendered to Mrs. Arthur Cur?
tis James the honor of calling the
roll of the first teams, composed
solely of ?vomen, When Mrs. Win?
throp W. Aldrich, lender of Team No.
I, reported that she had gathered the
astounding sum of $201,025 in a few
hours the room rang with cheers.
Mrs. Aldrich's team held the day's
honors to the last, her nearest com?
petitor being Team No. 22, captained
by Jacob II. Schiff, which turned in
pledges of $157,250. Team No. 20,
Colonel William B. Thompson cap?
tain, was third, with $100,000. The
teams, with their totals, follow:
No. 1 Mrs. Wint,hrop W. Aldrich,
$201,075; No. 2. Mabel Choate. $81,805;
No. 3, Mrs. Michael Gavin, no report;
No, 4, Mr?. John Henry Hammond.
S7S.960; No. j. Mr*. Oliver Jennings,
350 000; No. 6, Mrs. Henry Morge?>thau,
$14-610; No. 7, Mrs. George B. Post, no
report; No. 8, Mrs. William A. Read,
?57 650; No. 9, Mrs. Felix A. Warburg,
$2?,500; No, 10, Mrs. Charles S. Whit?
man, $15,<(25; No. 11, Thomas A. Buck
ner, $53.040; No. 12. Nicholas A. Brady,
no report; No. 13, C. A. Coffin, $-11.500;
No. 14, Edward S. Harknesr, no report;
No. 15. L'dgar L. Marston, $5,150; No.
16, J. P. Morgan, $21,750; No. 17, Mor?
gan J. O'Brien, no report,; No. IS E. H.
Outerbridge, no report; No 19, Percey
A. Rockefeller, $14,650; No. 20, Charles
H. Sabin. ?2 000; No. 21 Samuel Sachs,
$32.262; No. 22. Jacob H. Schiff. $157',
400; No. 23, Francis L. SU le, $43,835;
No. 24, James A. Stillnrm. ST 325;
No. 25. F, Strauss. $7 950; No. 26,'Will?
iam Boyce Thompson. $160000; No. 27.
George W. Wickersham, no report; No.
28, V, ?lliam Fox. no report.
No. 29 and 30, including the Stock Ex?
change contributors, reported $12,025.
V. S. Steel Lends industries
Following the reports of team cap?
tains, Judce Elbert H. Gary, president
of the United States Steel Corporation
and chairman of the Industries Di?
vision, reported his totRl from corpo?
rations as $7.210,000, divided as fol?
United States Steel Corporation,
SB.OOO.OOO; Str.nd.nrd Oil Combany of
New Jersey, $?,000 000; American Car
and Foundry Company, $550 000;
United States Rubber Company, $250,
Ono; F W. Wo. I orth Comnany, $75,
000; Borden's Condensed Milk Com?
pany, $75,000; Jacob Wertheim. $10,
000; Utah Copper Company, $250.000;
Ray Consolidated Chino Copper Com?
pany and Nevada Consolidated, $100
000 each, of which $65,000 each is
credited to New York.
In addition, these Tuarnntees wore
reported: Men's clothing trade. $150,
000; cloak and suit trade, $250,000;
dress and waist trade. $50.000, and hide
and leather trade, $100000.
Despite at least 390 impromptu pa?
rades whicn congested traffic on Fifth
Avenue yesterday morning, the Friars
and Lambs successful.y inaugurated
their "Victory Day" start on the "Sil?
ver Dollar Race to Berlin."
Whitt Race looked Like
Spill most of the people in the world
into the two blocks between Thirty
fourth and Thirty-sixth streets on thc
greatest day in the world's history, and
then upset a circus and a vaudeville
?how and two bands amonir th"tn and
mix well, and the result will be a per?
fect description of the start of the race
No sooner had Police Commissioner
Enright led the contending teams to
the scene of their start than things
began to happen. Money began rain?
ing down from windows and over the
heads of the crow?-! jamming the side
?#a!ks into the ha^'ds of the cowled
Friars and th* gentle Lambs.
AU the money fhal fe'l on one side
wm for tb? Friars, and on the opposite
cidc for the Lambs. At thc end of an
Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feelin? . . -abrigos
hour, during which the silver shower i
continued, a tie was announce?!, ?nd
the race will continue this morning
from Thirty-sixth Street.
While an army of 2,500 canvassers
wearing the badges and sashes of the
campaign, worked to good purpose
among the millions on the street yes?
terday, John R. Mott, director general ?
of the drive, issued this statement to j
show the put>lic the vital reeds of ?
"To the American people: To-day|
our two millions of men?the flower j
of this land now In Europe-have !
stopped fighting the Germans. They :
have begun to fight the perils that !
have always su? rounded a period of '
demobilization. Every follower of',
sport knows of the temptations, the,
dangers that surround a team of ath- ?
letes when the game is over and theyj
"To-day, in Europe, as our men lay
down their arms, they are a long way j
from home. They have no familiar
faces, no relatives or friends to joinj
in their jollification as our people are'
doing in the streets of the cities of \
America to-day. Many of the French
soldiers will get a few days leave.;
They can get home in a few hourr!.,
The Bame of the Englishman. Un-j
fortunately this ts not the situation;
regarding our men. They cannot get'
home. They have got to stand and'
take the disappointment of being alone
in a strange land' while the world
"The great recreation grounds that
these organizations have been prepar?
ing in the south of France must be
immediately enlarged, and this, too, on
a large scale, because our men can
more easily get leave of absence now
that peace, has been declared than they
could when the (itrhtinc was on.
Long Mustering Out Period
''The period of demobilization in every
war of the past has been long. It re?
quired seventeen months after the
American Civil War before the last
regiment was mustered out. Follow?
ing the Franco-Prussian War it was
two years before the troops were all
demobilized. Eighteen months ??lapsed
between the last brittle of the Turco
Russian War and the end of deniobili
zation. Thirteen months were required
after the Russo-Japanese struggle.
"There would seem to be but little
doubt that our men now on the other
side would in large part be there
through che coming winter.
"If ever a large sum of money was
needed in the most necessary sort of
cause, it is right now in this cause the
seven agencies are espousing.
"Plans are all laid and much pre?
liminary expense has been incurred to
provide not only entertainment Bnd
recreation for our men now in Europe,
but to carry on an elaborate educa?
tional programme by which the men in
their leisure hours in the coming
months can study and prepare their
minds for such branches of industrial
work as they have in mind to take up
on returning home.
"Remember, we have ?1,000.000 men
to-day in arms. If we expended 25 cents
a day a man on this great army it
would take $1.000.000 a dav, or at the
rate of $366,000,000 a year.
"These men in the past months have
risked and given their all to protect
the civilization of the world, and thi3
country in particular.
"Can we do less than to give, give,
give, give this week?not simply out of
our income, but out of our principal,
as they have given out of theirs':
Bolshevik Intrigue I
Are Found Genuine
Creel Evidence Proved by;
Historical Service Probers ;
To Be Authentic
Unreserved acceptance a? genuine I
of practically all the mass of Russian I
documents recently published by th? j
Committee or Public. Information to i
prove the close relations of the Bol
shevik and Genman governments was !
announced yesterday by a committee
anpointed to investigate their authen- !
The investigators were experts j
chosen by the National Board foi His- \
torical Service at the request of i
G:, orge Creel, head of the Committee j
on Public Information, following state?
ments published in a few newspapers
questioning the authenticity of the
documents, which were unearthed by!
While in Russia as a representative
of the Creel bureau, Mr. Sisson was
[ given many of the documents that pur
i ported to show an intimate relation
j ship between Trotsky and L?nine with
I the German General Staff.
How Tests Were Made
The committee divided the mass of
documents into these three divisions:
1. Tho^e presented in original Rus
i sian forms, pnotogranhs of which
were brought to this' country, consti?
tuting four-fifths of the collection.
2. Two documents printed in Ger?
o. Documents of which no originals
could be produced, but for which
, mimeographed Russian pamphlets were
produced as the material from which
translations were made.
The first group of fir'ty-three docu?
ments, considered by far the most im?
portant of the collection, the commit?
tee disposed of in this way:
"The originals and photographs
composing what we have called the
i first group are all in the Russian lan?
guage. We have subjected them with
great care to all the applicable tests
i to which historical students are ac
! customed to subject documents of the
kind, end to as many other as we could
devise and use, consistenly wi'th the
reed of mak'ng a reasonably early re?
port. Besides studying whatever in?
ternal evidences could be derived from
the papers themselves, we have, so far
as we could, compared their versions
of what went on with the actual facts.
Upen the basis of these investigation?
! we have no hesitation in declaring
that we see no reason to doubt the
genuineness or authenticity of these
No Reason to Doubt Them
Of the two documents printed in
German the committee said certain
phraceology and typographical as well
as grammatical errors raised a doubt
as to whether they had ben sent out
in that form by the German General
Stair, to which they were attributed.
As to the remaining documents, the
committee calls attention to the fact
"United We Serve."
TO-DAY is "Victory Boys and Victory Girls Day" in the United
War Work Campaign drive. More than 800,000 pupils start from
schools all over New York at a given time to take part in simultaneous
parades and mass meetings.
To-day a'.so marks the-opening of the succession of village carni?
vals along Broadway, from the Battery to Columbus Circle. Per?
formances day and night at sideshows located at Bowling Green, City
Hall, Herald Square, Times Square and Columbus Circle.
7 Big Events in "Big 7" Drive To-day
S a m.?Thirty picked teams start canvass for large subscriptions.
9 a. m.?Public Library steps: Ivan G. Olinsky begins painting picture
symbolizing Jewish Welfare Board.
11a.m.? Madison Square Garden: Horse show. Entire receipts to
lia. m.?"Silver Road to Berlin," coin race between Friars and
Lambs, Fifth Avenue and Thirty-sixth Street. Captains: Friars,
Sam Bernard and Louis Mann; Lambs, David Warfield, Charles
Judels and Robert Emmet Keane.
Noon?Junior League girls sell "Y" pic at Sherry's. Miss Alice
Brady and Mrs. Francis Rogers to speak.
12:15 p.m.?Chamber of Commerce: Luncheon of teams to report
subscriptions. John D. Rockefeller, jr., chairman.
2:30 p. m.?Twenty-third Regiment Armory, Brooklyn: War relics
that Mr. Sisson originally said that he
did not have the official documents '
from which translations were made. ?
The investigators concluded by say
ing there is nothing to preclude the ?
notion that they were genuine.
Col. Roosevelt Goes
To Hospital Here ?
Former President Has Suf?
fered From Sciatica Attack '
for Several Days
Colonel Roosevelt was brought to j
Roosevelt Hospital yesterday from !
Sagamore Hill suffering from an attack!
of sciatica. It was the second time |
since a week ago Saturday that he has |
been out of the house. The first time ?
was when he went to vote. Most ot
the rest of that period he has spent in
His physician recommended his re-?
nioval to-day, in order that he might; ?
have his patient under close observa-?
tion. The attack began with a lame- '
ness of the back two weeks ago. which |
the Colonel attributed to rheumatism. '?
It has advanced to a point where he :
?practically has lost the use of his left,
I Mrs. Roosevelt accompanied him and '
i will occupy an adjoining room in the1
During Noon Hour
Seventh Hotel Added toj
Strike List by Union;
Waiters of the Knickerbocker Hotel !
! went on strike at noon yesterday, I
making the seven.h hotel affected in |
the effort of the International Hotel I
Workers' Association to force in- I
creased wages for dining room and i
i kitchen employes. Waiters, cooks and j
i storeroom girls now out number 2,'100. j
The management of the Knicker- j
bockcr said last night that the J s ;
| of the strikers are being filled r y j
and guests are being served aa usual. ;
i The main dining room is open but j
! some of the smaller ones have been
' closed temporarily.
Waiters say the Knickerbocker strike
j was called after the kitchen force had
i been locked out and a new corps of
! chefs put at work. The manager of
I the Knickerbocker denied he locked out
| the cooks, saying he merely made some
i changes in the personnel of the kitchen
| staff for the betterment of the hotel's
? Strikers held a meeting yesterday at
: which plans for picketing the Waldorf
i Astoria, McAlpin, Claridge, Astor,
; Plaza, Vanderbilt and Knickerbocker
' hotels were discussed.
i One thousand union workers em
] ployed at the Biltmore, Bolmont, Man?
hattan, Ansonia and Murray Hill hotels
at. a.meeting last night in Bryant Hall.
725 Sixth Avenue, voted in favor of
I demanding higher wages and agreed
j to contribute 50 cents a day per capita
I to support ?-in??" ?>i'-ondv on strike.
Jeremiah A. O'I.eary's tria!, called in Fed
i oral Court yesterday, was adjourned to De
| oember I. O'Leary is charged with violating
! the selective service uct and the espiona??!
I uct. He is ill in Bellevue Hospital with
Whether it wbs ?lone by a celebrant or an
; assassin the police have not learned, hut
: William Milken, of 162 Lorimer Street,
i Brooklyn, got a bullet in his stomach as he
' passed Bergen Strett und Botrum Place,
Tho American Red Cross is residuary
: legatee of one-half the estate of James A.
! Scrymser, banker, who died last April, leav
I ing more than $2,000,000. His widow has
j the ?ise of ?he estaU> during her life. It i?
| the largest bequest ever maje to the Atneri
i can Red Cross
Germany' i surrender caused postponement
of th.' inquwy into tho Brooklyn Rap.J
i 1 ransit wreck.
Guido Gaulf.ui, of Trenton, >,'. .1., was
killed and his companion, i'rimo Pir-so, in
I jured ?hen an automobile they were driving
j crafihed into another on Yardville Road.
J pear Trenton.
38 Enemy Aliens
Hear News of Truce
On Way to Camps
internment Order Carried
Out Despite Protests
That "War Is Over" *
Shackled and under heavy guard,
thirty-eight Germana were rushed
through the Pennsylvania Station yes?
terday to ?tart for the internment camp
at Fort Og'cthorpe, Georgia. Thou?
sand * in and about tho station
paused in their celebration of the
signing of tho armistice to shout in
derision aa tho Germans passed.
Twenty-one others will be picked up
by the internment special en route.
making a total of fifty-nine which will
roach tho camp to-day.
The prisoners were taken fror;-, the
Tombs and Federal building by dep?
uty United States marshals in patrol
wagons. They protested to Ch ef
Deputy Joseph McOonough against
being sent away when peace was so
near and Germany beaten. It was in?
timated at the Federal building that,
the government contemplates deport?
ing the enemy aliens as soon as con?
; Plo- Leaders Sent Away
Julius Pirnitzer, president of the
Transatlantic Trust Company, which
?.vas taken over by Alien Property Cus?
todian, and Guido von Steer, the di?
rector of the confidential agents of the
hank, were in the party that left for
Pirnitzer came to this country some
years ago, and with capital furnished
by the Austrian government organized
the Transatlantic Trust. Pirnitzer, it
is charged, was the leading spirit in
the dissemination of propaganda of the
"defeatist" and religious type, which
was designed to keep A-ustrian- from
workmg in munition factories or enlist?
ing in the army. j
Von Steer was sent to this country,
it is alleged, to direct the Austrian
espionage system. On arrival he was
made d'rector of the confidential agents
cf the Transatlantic Trust, and im?
mediately, it is charged, reorganized
the Austrian spy ring which was op?
erating under the Austrian Embassy at
Stahl Also a Prisoner
Among the other important prisoners
were Rudolf Hulz, the manager of the
Boston branch of the Bayer Chemical
Company, which has been taken over
S by the Alien 1'roperty Custodian, and
ibis thiee New York associates, Arthur
?F. F. Mothwurf, Dr. Robert Pabst and
I Herman Seebohn.
Gustave Stahl, the German who
swore to the famous affidavit submit?
ted to the State Department by Count
I von Bernstorff that the Lusitania had
j guns and munitions aboard on her last
i trip, was also in the party. Later he
pleaded to perjury when prosecuted
for makinp this affidavit and served a
j prison sentence. Otto Pritsche, an
I other German, "ained a place for him
? self on the internment train by boast?
ing that he was ever ready to do the
will of the Kaiser.
A special military guard took charge
i of the Germans at the terminals.
? Those from New York included: Gus
' tave Stahl, Augen Will i,alias William
Brown). Andrew L. Gomary, Guido
Steer, Max Gunzler, August Nobright,
Anton Scheiter, Otto Friusche. Edward
Warlike, Carl Fahrenhob, John Pinck
' ernell, Ludwig Sachs, Carl Helm
: t-tadt, Max Schmidt, Christian Schroe
I der, Rudolph Neuman, Anton Gey
| (alias Antony Guy), Herman Ahs
, hoff, Reinhold Wurm, John Hoza,
i Jacob Adam Druck (alias John
I Adams), Herman Weitzei, Lucas Vrch
; ovski. Fritz Otto Braun. Carl Miller
; (alias Carl Schultz), Charles R. Cha
| tillon, Theodore Heisse, Adelbert Segin
j and Arthur Franz Felix Mothwurf.
! Overseas Flights Planned
I Aviator Building Transoceanic
'Planes, Aero Club Hears
Announcement wnt made last night
I at the annual meeting of the Aero
i Club of America that Gianni Caproni
| is building an 18,000-horsepower aero?
plane for a transatlantic flight, and
that he and other constructor.-? Hand
i ley-Page am??ng them, are building sev
: eral 'planes of 5.000 hors ?power for
?the same purpose. General Persh ng.
I Vice Admiral Sims and Postmaster
j General Burleson were elected iionor
i ary members.
Alan R. Hawley, president, and all
I other officers were re?lected.
Hearst at Plea
Judge Says Members of
Publishers' Body Must |
Supply J. A. Sultan
Damage for Alleged
Boycott Is Asked
Vender Declares Patrons |
Objected to Sale of Un?
Justice Russell Benedict, in the Su- j
preme Court, Brooklyn, yesterday !
granted to Joseph A. Sultan a tern- )
porary injunction restraining William I
Randolph Hearst and his allies in the j
Publishers' Association, together with ;
the American News Company, from
carrying out their scheme to force 1
him to purchase Hearst papers by !
making it impossible for him to ob- I
tain other New York papers, or by |
other use of intimidation or force.
At the same time Justice Benedict. J
ordered Hearst and his allies to ap- j
pear Friday and show cause why the j
injunction should not be made perma
nent, the several agreements com- ,
plained of by Sultan be declared nuil
and void and' damages be assessed for
the injury claimed as done to Sultan's
The defendants in the suit, brought
through Thomas Henry Keogh. as
cour sel for Mr. Sultar, are the Star
Publishing Company, publisher of "The
New York American"; the Press Pub?
lishing Company, publisher of the :
morning and evening "World"; the ?Sun ;
Printing and Publishing Association,
publisher of the morning and evening
"Sun"; the Mail and Express Company,
the New York Herald Comeany, the j
New Y'ork Evening Post Company, the ;
Commercial-Advertiser Association, the |
New Y'ork Times Company, the German ?
Herold Publishing Company, the New '
Yorker Staats-Zeitung Company, the
Journal of Commerce and Commercial
Bulletin Company. Joseph Cashman, as
treasurer of Dow, Jones & Co., pub?
lishers of "The Wall Street Journal";
the Evening Journal Association, Her?
bert L. Bridgman, chairman of the
Publishers', Association; Lincoln B.
Palmer, secretary of the Publishers'
Association, and Samuel Blood, presi?
dent of the American News Company.
Protests Were Unheeded
The motion for the temporary in?
junction and order to show cause was
presented by Lemuel Ely Quigg, chief
counsel for th? newsboys and news?
dealers of greater New York. The suit
followed the refusal of the Publishers'
Association to consider the grievances
of the venders and to abstain from try?
ing to force the venders to do Hearst's
In his complaint Mr. Sultan charged
that tho defendants, through the Pub?
lishers' Association, control the dis?
tribution, sale and price of all of the
New Y'ork papers except The Tribune
and Brooklyn paper?, having through
the American News Company and its
subsidiary, the Brooklyn News Com?
pany, an almost complete monopoly of
the distribution to retailers of the New
Y'ork morning newspapers, while the
publishers of the evening papers sup?
plied the retailers direct.
Until August .19, he says, he handled
all of the papers published by the de?
fendants, among them the Hearst
papers which he asserts printed ar?
ticles in the. interest of Germany after
the United States entered the war.
At that time he ceased to seil foreign
language papers because of the gen?
eral objection of his customers. This
objection resulted in a reduced sale
of the Hearst papers, many customers
threatening to cease tarding with him
if ht, peristed in keeping them for s'?!e,
"Because of the lessened demand
and the antagonism which said papers
aroused among plaintiff's customers,"
says Sultan, "ihe said papers were no
longer profitable, not because there
was no profit in ?heir sale but because
their exhibition in plaintiff's store re?
sulted in a loss^of customers who said
to plaintitf that they resented the ex?
hibition of those newspauers in a store
patronized by them, declaring that
those papers were disloyal.
Returned Hearst Papers
'Tn deference to the sentiments ex?
pressed by his customers against these
papers on account of their disloyalty
plaintiff placed them in positions in
his store where they were least likely
to ?rouse antagonism araon> piaintif?'j
patrons, but that an'tagonism con?
tinued, and, August 19, 1918, plaintitf
discontinued entirely carrying 'The
New Y'ork American' and 'The New
Y'ork Evening Journal.'
"For many months," he continues,
"after the United States, of which
plaintiff is a citizen, had declared war
i gainst Gormany, the defendant, Star
Company, Inc., caused to bo printed in
its newspapers, 'The New Y'ork Ameri
cen' and 'The New Y'ork Evening: Jour?
nal,' disloyal, seditious, pro-German
and anti-American articles tending to
discourage enlistment in America, to
discourage the enactment of the draft
law and thereafter its enforcement,
tending to give aid and comfort to the
enemy of plaintiff's country, tending
when plaintiff's country was already
at war with Germany to prevent
American troops and American naval
\essels to be sent to the scene of the
war, and tending io embroil plaintiff's
country in perilous conflict with the
Republic cf Mexico and the Empire of
Monopoly Is Charged
Proceeding, Sultan charges that the
defendants have almost a complete
n^nopoly of the business of printing
and selling papers in New Y'ork, and
that for the purpose of establishing
and maintaining this monopoly and
preventing competition they raised the
price of all papers to $1.40 a hundred.
Thereafter, he says, the demand for
the Hearst papers decreaied. and ha
and other Brooklyn djaieis, unable to
dispose o' as many as previously,
sought to discontinue their purchases,
which orders the publishers of the
Hearst papers refused to honor.
He further charges that all of tho
publishers named and the news com?
panies conspired to compel all dealers
to carry Hearst papers in stock, though
many dealers were unwilling to do so
?nd many found them to be unprofit?
able. By this alleged agreement and
by other acts in furtherance of it, he
charges the defendants with maintain
! ing and attempting to maintain a mo?
nopoly and that they are restricting
: competition in the sale of newspapers,
j are restricting the lawful business of
j selling newspapers and are preventing
j him from engaging in that business.
i He further charges the several de?
fendants with conspiring to injure and
; destroy his business and the business
i of ull dealers who refuse to handle
! Henrst papers.
j Tho American News Company, he
says though notified not to deliver
l "Americans" to him, continues to do
so, though he has refused to pay for
them. The company, he say?, threat?
ens not to sell him any New York
newspapers unless he takes ?as many ,
Hearst papers as he did prior to Au- j
Intimidation Is Illeged
He further says "The New York :
Evening Post," which for a time sup- j
plied him with papers, has since Sep- |
tember 1 declined to sell to him in ?
consequence of the unlawful agree- !
ment alleged. Other dealers in Brook- j
lyn, he says, have been similarly ?
treated and deprived of their means i
He also charges that these dealers I
have been threatened and intimidated, j
that stores have been picketed and at- j
tempts made by force to prevent deal- i
t-rs who would not sell the Hearst
paper? .rom doing any business.
Hoover Denies Food
Cost Increase Is
Due to Profiteering
"Period of Inflation" Is On
in Country at Present,
WASHINGTON'. Nov.* 11.?Food Ad-i
ministrator Hoover declared this after?
noon at a conference with newspaper
men that the effect of neaee on prices
was something which could not be fore?
told specifically. Some commodity prices
would rise and some would fall, be
?thought. The food administration will
continue to function during the period
of th earmisticc and until peace is an
A review of its work up to last
month was made by Mr. Hoover. Com?
parison of the year ended July 1, 1918,
he said, with the year ended July 1,
1913, showed an increase in farmers'
prices and a decrease tn consumers'
price?. Since July 1, 1918, he acknowl?
edged, there has been an increase in
retail prices, but this, he maintained,
is due to economic forces and to the
fact that "we are in a period of infla?
tion' 'and not to profiteering.
Close Records Kept
"Since October, 1917. the food ad?
ministration has had the services of
2.500 weekly voluntary retail price re?
porters throughout the United States,"
he. said. "These combined reports show
that the, combined prices per unit of
twenty-four most important, foodstuffs
wer?:? $6.62 in October, 1917. The same
quantities and commodities could be
bought for $6.55 average for the spring
quarter, 1918?that is. a small drop
, had taken place. During this samo
i period of quarters ended July 1, 1917,
! to July 1, 1918, the prices of clothing
rose from 74 per cent to 13G per cent
over 1913, or a rise of about 62 per
cent, according to tho Department of
"Since the spring quarter ended
July 1, 1918, there has been a rise in
prices, the Department of Agriculture
index for September showing that farm
? price averages were 138 per cent over
the 1913 basis, and the Department of
Labor index showing 133 per cent, or
a rise from the average of the spring
quarter this year of 11 and 22 per cent,
respectively, to the farmer. The whole?
sale price index of tho Department of
Labor shows a rise from 79 per cent
average of the spring quarter. 1918, to
99 per cent for September, or a rise
of 20 per cent. The food administr
tion wholesale index shows an increase
from 80 per cent to 100 per cent, or
20 per cent for the same period.
Reasons for Increase
"Since the first of July thia year
many economic forces have caused a
situation adverse to the consumer.
There has been a steady increase in
wages, a steady increase in cost of the
materials which go into food produc?
tion and manufacture and in containers
and supplies of all kinds. There has
been an increase of 25 per cent in
freight rates. The rents of the coun?
try are increasing, and therefore costs
of manufacturing, distribution and
transportation are steadily increasing
and should inevitably affect prices.
The public should distinguish between
a rise in prices and profiteering, for
with increasing prices to the farmer ?
who is himself paying higher wages
and cost?and with higher wages and
transport, prices simply must rise.
Red Cross Faces
Year of Hard Work
Lieut. Co!. Brewer Tells New
York Chapter of Great
Lieutenant Colonel George Emerson
Brewer, who addressed the New York
County Chapter of the American Red
Cross yesterday at a luncheon at Sher?
ry's, declared that at least a year of
unrelaxing effort confronted the or?
"One thing I, want to impress upon
you," he said, "and that is that the
magnificent work of the Red Cross i?
by no means over now. though we
are to-day celebrating the great vic?
tory. New fields of service have ben
opened up for you. Belgium. Alsacc-Lor
ia?ne, Poland. Serbia, all these stricken
people are waiting for the helping hand
of the American Red Cross. Many of
these people, you must remember, have
not even a crust of bread.
"If you took care, of them before,
there is infinitely more need for you
now. Our men of the army can more
or less shift for themselves. But they
have grown accustomed to the Red
Cross. You ought to hear'them talk
of it. You cannot relax one minute,
and those who have supported you
must continue to back you up now as
never before. There is a year at least
of tremendous work ahead for the
American Red Cross."
Will Modify Building Ban
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?Slight re?
laxation of restrictions on non-war
building may be expected almost im?
mediately, Pr'orities Commissioner E.
B. Parker, o* the War Industries Board,
What Is Going On To-day
r.VITKD WAR WORK CAMPAIGN.
r"reo admlsslcjn to the Metropolitan Muieum of Art,
the American Museum cf Natur?! H;st"ry. the
, New York Zooi.iglcal Park, the Van Cortlandt
Park Musfum, the American Mujetim cf Safety
j ?r.cl the Aquarium.
: Lecture? at 'he Brooklyn Institut? of Aria ard
? Sciences, afternoon and ertnlBf,
"Vandalism In the War Zone." Rdward llasaman
Hall. New Yoik Historical ?Society, i:r Cental
"As'.A In Wrrld Pnlltles." I^ajpat Ral, 7 Kaat
Fifteenth Street, 8:15 p. m.
united War Work rally, Templo Israel. 120th
Street and Ij?nox Avenue. 8 p. m.
"Torkrtlle Village, New York City," F. W. Crane
New Ywk Hluorlcal Society 170 Central Park
Utas meeting of tho Irt?h Pro?ie??tTB League. Cen?
ital Oper* lion?.- Kixty-seTenth Street and Third
A?e lue, K.I j p. n>.
War ?r.. ? er, Waldorf-Antor?a. S:3(> ji. m. ; eneeche?
by ?'ohn D BockofoUer, Jr.. and others?
Ask Check of
Gov. Whitman Demand
Examination of Ballott
Which Elected Smith
Is Back of Move
Democratic Judge Arr?t?
for Alleged Illegal Maik?
ing of Votes
T\he Republican State Committee,
backed by Governor Whitman, ?j
going yesterday legal procedure f4t
an investigation of the election returns
in hundreds of districts in this city.
Abraham S. Gilbert and Herbert R,
Limburg, counsel for Governor Whit,
man, will usk a Supreme Court justiee
to-day for an order directed at Alfred
E. Smith requiring him to show caust
why an order should not be issued for
an examination of the election returns
in this entire judicial district, con
prising the counties of New York and
The decision to a*k for an e?auilnt
tion was made yesterday following ?
conference at the headquarter? o? tV
Republican State Committee, attentai
by Governor Whitman, State Chaira?
George A. Glynn, William Bam?.
Abraham S. Gilbert, Herbert K. Lire
burg, Senator Georg?. F. Thompson,
Jesse S. Phillips, State Superintend?',
of Insurance; Samuel S. Kuenig, choir
man of the New York County Com?
mittee; Public Service Commiitjnir
Kracke, Colonel Lafayette B. Gleator,
William A. Orr, William Learj ni
State Chairman Glynn und Governor
Whitman exchanged letters vesterdij
on the proposed ballot investigation.
To Remove AH Doubt
Chairman Glynn in his letter <i
Governor Whitman urging him to
bring about an examination of tie
canvass, ?ay3 that the i et urns on their
face indicate Mr. Smith has beet
elected by about 7,000 votos, or ?boo!
one-third of one per rent of the vote
cast for Governor.
"The vote is so close anil so mint
people, are unconvinced ? - to the ac?
curacy of :he report?'?! result that??
feel it our ?lut\ to ask you to makeis
application for an examination of tic
ballots," says ?.lr. Glynn.
Governor Whitman sent an ?re?
mediate rr>p!y in which lie say?:
'7 feel that I am bound to diirt
gard my personal inclination., and tii*
I owe the duty to the people of ?it
state, irrespective of party, to compl'
with your request that there may never
be any doubt as to the result of this
The Governor adds that he has in?
structed his counsel to obtain a com?
plete examinai ion of the ballot at t_e
earliest possible moment.
An inspector of election in tlic 19tb
Election District of the 4th Assembl?
District was arrested yesterday on ?
warrant issued by Magistrate Corripa
and will be arraigned before him thu
afternoon, charged with violation o?
the law. It is said that this inspector,
a Democrat, took three ballots from tfie
polling plac^, went to some place m
known outside the polling place. ?!?
lowed the ballots to be marked by
some unknown persons, and then re?
turned with them and voted tb?,
against the protest of the Republic?
inspectors und watcher?, who thrtit
cned him with prosecution. It il w
leg-ed that tl uny man ?'?? >*
lowed to do this with a pol iceman If ?fl?
In one election district down!??
there wyre polled 386 ballots, 384 v.
whic., were counted for the Demoerik.
candidates. There were six Repubiiar
election officials in the precinct, lilj
whom assert that they voted tMi"
party t.cket. and it is stated that ti?
are more than fifty enrolled Rtw?'1;
cans in the election district, moro.
whom voted for Whitman. ThiJ"1.;
vass shows no void, protested or???
ballots in this district.
Many Ballots Called Void
From all over the state come storl?
to the effect that ballots marked f?
two crosses for Whitman?one oppo?
site t)\v Republican emb'era and *
other opposite the Prohibition emb!?
?wer? laid a; ide a? void. Toey ??*
alleged to be valid Whitman bal??*
which the official canvass, bt-einmK
to-day all over the State, trill am
to Whitman. , . ?j.
Mr. Gilbert said last night that ni?*
ably the Republicans would ask tor?1
investigation of all the counting. P?
ticularly the alleged void M?m
tested ballots, in both the F?"?*?!
.Second Judicial Districts, which?*
in all the territory in New }v1*Tt
and on Long Isian... ?le ?aw tM? ?
the Democrats desired an "-??JE
tion of the ballots in the other jouw*
diitricts of the state tbey .^?"?l'
liberty to ask for it. and dans.'""
108 Influenza Cate*
Noticeable Decline in &PJ
demie Here Seen by Copela
i Only 108 new cises of infiuer.jw*<?
reported to the Health Departm?-*
the twentv-four-hour period enov
yesterday morning. New pne?'?*a
cases totalled forty-seven. c<tf.
After announcing the figures. ^T
missioner Copeland declared a w>>^
, in the department in celebraron ?
surrender of Germany. . .???tt
The National Tuberculosis *??9
?tion issued a warning yest*^tJ
pneumonia and influenza con?/ijjj-z
to guard against diseases cf ?ne ^
An increase in the tub?rculos'? ? ^
rate of at least 10 per cent. dJe ^
: epidemic, is expected within
? two years.
Mooney Case Briefs Are
Filed in Supreme Co*1
WASHINGTON. Nov. li;"pce2?,!
asking for a review of ?? ??4
Thomas J. Mooney. Cal.forn.?
leader, convicted of murder in ji(l
tion with a bomb plot in S?n t0rtA*^
? and sentenced to death, was -, ?,
: presented to-day to tne \ ^
, O art. California state ?uth.or?;,j be**
a brief contending Mo?ne>n?ng I*
granted a fair trial., denj.ns, y
?charge of Perjured te^mons*
aerting that no Federal ???^ <#<
involved which would r a]}Lco^'
being appealed to the Su*??? ^