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Asked bv Glass
Xrt,a?ury Secretary Requests
Anthority of Congress to
Advance Money Out of
Wheat Guaranty Fund
?Jhree Chief Sufferers
poland, Austria and Armenia
Face Starvation; Look to
Anicrica as Only Hope
Neir T'orfc Tribun*
Wathington Burean
WASH1XGT0X. Jan. 10.--Unless the
United States supplies Austria, Poland
aad Armenia with $150,000,000 worth of
foodstufls within the next few months
jiillions of people in those countries
yill ftce actua! starvation and the
jaancia! fabric of Eu^ope will be en
fcngered.
Thi<* was tne bjtden of a letter to
tfce House Ways and Means Committee
t^-day from Secretary Glass of the
fjgasury Department, urging imme
(Jlnte action by Congress to meir. the
I jituation. The Secretary suggested
that the end sought be accomplished
taraugh the establishment of credits
by the United States Grain Corpora
fion. which has at its call the $1,0*00,
?00,000 wheat guaranty fund given it
by Congress to keep up the price of
trheat. He made it clear that he does
aot expect a rise in food prices to ac
tomDany such action.
flriand needs $50,000,000 worth of
jrain: Austria, $70,000,000 vjn food
ituffs, Armenia, $1,000,000 of flour, and
other parts of E'.urope, exclusive of
Germany may require $25,000,000 worth
pi fcod. Mr. Glass said.
In his letter, Secretary Glass gave
lh-: ccminittee a summary of official
ftdvfees .Jgarding the food situation
fci Euronc. He said that 300,000 tons
0! grain would be the minimum re
q-jiremenf to feed Poland until the
ncNt harvest, about October 1.
America Only Hope of Poland
?'Poland is at present living under a
iand-to-mouth regime, which can be
remedied only by a steady flow of im
ports from the only available surplus
itocks of food, namely, those in the
t'nited States," said the Secretary.
The potato crop of Poland which is
the staple food of the poorer classes,
nas been destroyed by frosts to the
Mtent of 50 per cent in many districts,
is it is impossible properlv to care for
Mtatoes ;n transit, due to delays in
transportation.
"Poland has been unable," continued
tiie Secrttary's lftter, "to procure cloth
mg smce the beginning of the war, and
ths result is that during the last five
yea; ? practically all clothing has been
worn out and has not yet been replaced.
The food situation in Poland is so se
rious that the European children's relief
fund has felt obliged to loan Poland
imall quantities of flour from the stocks
intended for child feedinp."
In Austria, Mr. Glass said, "the acute
misery and suffering are probably
freater than in Poland," adding that
the situation in Vienna "has become
fxc?2d:r'.-ly grave, due to the shortage
of cual and food." He explained that
?nly tvo-tenths of the present Aus
trian state is self-supporting in food
producti jn.
"There is every indication," wrote
the Soci'Piary, "that unkss some relief
is afTordfcd immediately, the population
canTict -vithstand the strain of condi
tiors that are already well nigh in
toleral le. Coal and food rations are
j?me3tic consumption have been re
fluced beiaw a safety minimum. and it
is only t question of days before ex
ist'.ng- ? tocks wiil be exhausted, when
even the present reduced rations will
becorr.e impossible unless new supplies
are ub -ined.
All V.'estern Europe Endangered
"What the effect of ageneral social
brf-aK- lown in Austria would be, of
c&ur:,.:. can only be conjectured. That
it -.vo.'!<; he confined to Austria, how
tver, sp^:tis highl/ improbable, and if it
spreac; to Germany, Poland and possibly
U E- rspe the resuit wou'd be no less
tnan a :,? neral disintegration of politi
?1 cohesion in Westerts Europe."
Referring to Armenia, vir. Glass said
tae winter will see many deaths unless
aaequatc food, medical supplies and
ptthing are received from outside
Warces. A fliinimum program of 7,500
ton? of flour, with other necessities,
?mount:ng in all to $500,000 monthly!
will be required to meet the situation.
?nd ii (ieiiveries are not maintained
aiter? 1 he severe winter weather sets
m, Mr. Glass adds, orphanagea will
e.ose and great numbers of deaths will
Tesult.
J.orn-.*n Davis, assistant Pecretary of
the Trf-a.;ury. appeared per^onally be
lore th? committee to support Mr.
Glaw's letter. "The United States has
* surplus of food and is the on'.v na
?? ttat can prevent the famine," said
*r. Davis. "Great BriUin in a formai
jote to the United States has promised
? cooperate to the full extent of its
Wility, which probably v.-V.l be niainly
tesupplying ships to transport th<
"sod.^ as the United Kingdom. ^rance
?nd Italr have ioaned Austria $48,000.
W The condition in Austria is so
wperate that she is wiiiinj* to mort
N;e ner forests, the tobaceo monopoly,
ft*?ter pow?r facilities and even the
Wiection of customs to obtain food.
Jm tr<?a<tury doe3 not believe customs
?wald be taken, because it would causi ;
Cw*t delay to economic rehabilitation."
*ar Prisoners Going Home
BEELI.V, Jan. 9 rDclayed).?Recelv
"^C ean-.p? for rer.urr.ing German pris
?fi?r!s wil] be establwhed at Mann
TO^DfisMldorf, Limbarg, Worms and
?Bpetiweier, it was announcd to-day.
W,*R the maintenance of a daily aver
HK of 6.000, it is expected that all
L* frMM?l*ra w?li have been returned
? Apri' 3?j.
What Germany Must Do
To Fulfill Peace Treaty
(Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.)
PARIS, Jan. 10.?A syllabus of the treaty with Germany, issvued to
day, coincident with the proclamation of peace by the conference sitting at
lerzadles, classifies the acts to be accenzplished under the pact, together
vnth the proctocol and arrangement, according to the time allowed for
?he,r fulfMment. Under the terms of peace Germany is required imme
diatelu to?
Issue special bonds for the benefit<
of Belgium and surrender to that. coun?
try the archives, registers, plans. etc,
of the ceded areas of Malmedy, Eupen
and Moresnet, together with all docu
ments taken away.
Surrender archives, registers and
plans concerning Alsace-Lorraine, and
return to inhabitants of those prov
inces all-property, rights and interests
now in German territory which be
longed to them when the armistice waa
signed.
Issue bonds for reparations to the
amount of 100,010,000 marks gold.
Restore AII Loot
Extend to the Allied nations all ad
vantages accorded other countries by
treaty since the outbreak of the war.
Restore specie. animals and other
j property stolen from the invaded re
i gions, together with objects, securities
i and documents belonging to Allied na?
tions which are now held by the Ger
i man authoritie*.
Make public the amount and kind of
\ armament of all fortified places Ger
; many is permitted to retain, especially
j in the zone fifty miles wide alonjj the
? seacoast..
Surrender all warships. except sub
marines, now out of port, and demolish
' those under construction.
Maintain mine-sweepers under arms
i in the North Sea until the task of
clearing the sea is finished.
The treaty provides for the imme
diate creation by the United States,
France, Great Britain and Italy of an
international commission for Silesia,
and the occupying of that province by
the armies of those four powers; and
the formation by those nations, to?
gether with Japan and all other signa
tories, of a commission on reparations.
An international commission of the
Upper Danube shall be constituted of
: representatives of riparian states and
i of Great Britain, France and Italy, to
undertake "as soon as possible" the
'administration of the river.
Annul War Measures
All twenty-six Allied and associated
[ nations, together with Germany, shall
immediately:
Annul or suspend all war measures
relative to property rights and in
: terests.
Put into force all treaties provided
for in this pact; renew the Berne con
vention concerning railway transpor
tation, and bring into effect the ar
rangement of August 29. 1902, relative
: to the new Chinese customs tariff and
the arrangements of September 27,
1905, and April 4, 1912, relative to
] Hwanpu.
All parties to the treaty shall unite
j in giving reciprocal information rela?
tive to the dead. ,
For several acts to be accomplished
under the treaty no time limit is set.
i The five principal Allied and associated
powers must constitute Danzig a free j
city, and, acting with Poland and the I
city of Danzig. conclude a convention i
; between the two. The Big Five shall or- j
ganize the inter-Allied commissions of i
; concrol to put into effect the military, !
naval and aerial clauses of the treaty,
j as well as a commission to distribute
railway material. Belgium, France,
| Great Britain and the United States
shall constitute the inter-Allied com
misHon of the Rhenish territoriea.
A special international court> to try
the former Kaiser shall be establiahed
by the principal Allied powers, who, |
with the associated nations, shall ad
; dre.~s to the government of the Nether
lands a demand for the extradition of
the one-time war lord. Germany, on
her part, shall surrender the persona
accused of acts contrary to the laws
and customs of war who are demanded
?I by the .AUies.
Germany Must Disarm
Germany shall disarm and defortify
the Rhine zone, and, together with the
! Big Five, will demolish the fortifica
tions on Helgoland and constitute a
commission of control. No time limit
is set, also for the repatriation of pris
' oners of war and interned civiliansand
the creation of a commission on pris?
oners of war.
The time limits set by the peace treaty
rre lo be counted, in most cases, from
the time the treaty goes into effect to
rlay. Within ten days German troops
are to evacuate Schle'swig. In the same
period the "Big Five" together with Nor
i way and Sweden, are to create an inter?
national commission to govern Schlea
wig temporarily.
! vVithin fifteen days Germanv must
i evacuate Upper Silesia and part of East
Pru-^sia, those areas to be administered
j by .separate international commissions
organized by the "Big Five." Within the
'same period the principal Allied na
| tions shall create a commission, on the
boundaries of Danzig. Aided by Poland
and Germany, they shall form a com?
mission on the boundary between those
'two countries. Assisted by Poland and
' Czccho-Slovakia, they shall name a
commission to fix the frontier between
those two, and, cooperating with Bel?
gium and Germany, they shall name a
commission on boundarica between
those countries.
?Within fiften da>vs also the league
of nations, togt.-ther with France and
Germany, shall establish a commission
on the boundaries of the basin of the
jSaar.
Withm fifteen days Germany shall
unite Strasbourg and Kehl, the forti?
fied city on the opposite bank of the
Khine, into "a single organism."
Must Surrender Gold
Within one month ,the Allied and
| associated powers shall submit to Ger- I
j many a list of persona to bc surrender- i
: ed on accusation of having committed :
\ acts in violations of the laws and cus- j
: toms of war.
Germany shall transfer to auch au- '
I thority as the "Big Five" shall aelect: j
. /sucnqr-nQmuty
^ CisiiNcnvEi^SnoE
Annual Reduction
20% Discount
On the Entire Stock
C. G. Gunther's Sons
H Fifth Avenue
Furrien Exclusivcly for Ninety-N'mc Years
(a) The gold deposited in the Reichs
bank as secunty for the first issue of
InAklB,h. s80I6rnme,nt cur"ncy notes;
and (b) the gold constituting the
residue of an advance to the Turkish
government agreed to May 5, 1915 by
pullic del0^ C0Undl ?n the Turki^
Germany shall pay to the principal
Alhes all gold pledged to the German
government or its nationals by the
Austro-Hungarlan government in con
nection with loans made it. Within
one month, also, Germany shall deliver
her submannes, raising boats and U
boat docks to the Allies, surrender all
pians and studies concerning the im
proven-.ent of the Rhine on the Alsace
Lorraine frontier, and all accounts,
aocuments and archives, now in Ger?
many, concerning the rights, property
and interests of Allied nationals.
Within sixty days the Allied and
associated powers may file with the
Keparation Commission a list of ani
mals, machmery, etc, seized, consumed
or destroyed by Germany which they
desire replaced with similar articles
now in Germany.
Within two months. thirteen neutral
nations Argentina, Chile. Colombia,
Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Para
ffuay, Persia, Salvador, Spain, Sweden,
bwitzerland and Venezuela, shall be in
w-!u< lZjoin the league of nations.
Within the same period the Allies shall
Umit the munitions and guns, military
schools and officers. naval forces ef
fectives and demobilization, and' the
quantity of munitions in the Rhine
zone which Germany may retain
Germany shall surrender arm?. mu?
nitions, war materials, war vessels and
other craft called for by the treaty,
defortify the Rhine zone, restore boats
taken from Allied nations and de
m?huize the air personnel.
vvithin three months Germany shall
surrender to Japan all documents rela?
tive to Shantung, of military and naval
air material to the Allies, and of live
stock to France and Belgium. Ger?
many must make public her secret proc
esses for manufacture of war material
and suppress war manufactories beyond
those permitted under the treaty.
Germany also must destroy those
submannes not surrendered, limit the
use of radio stations and permit the
erection of new ones for the next three
I months, and advise the Allies how
! much ship tonnage will be started with
i in the next two years.
| Within three months also, fire and
i life insurance contracts between Ger
| man companies and Allied nationals
j shall be closed, with certain exceptions
j and modifications. Within the same
j period, the signatory nations shall con
j stitute a mixed court of arbitration
< for economic disputes, an international
commission of the Elbe and another of
the Oder.
The treaty provides for gradual re
duction of German armament, stipulat
ing that the German army should be
reduced to 200,000 within three months
from to-day. In anticipation of prompt
ratificaticn of the pact the peace con?
ference provided for a conference of
Allied military experts every three
months to fix the reductions to be made
in the ensuing three months, "so that
by March 3,1, 1920, the total number of
German effectives does not exceed
100,000." Owing to the delay in pro
claiming peace, these clauses remain
contradictory until revised by the
Paris conferees.
Restore Sultan's Skull
Within six months from to-day,
Germany shall restore to Great Britain
the skull of the Sultan Mkawa, which
was rcmoved from German East Africa
to Germanj. To the King of the
Hedjaz, Germany shall restore the
original Koran of the Caliph Oth
man, which was removed by the Turks
from Medina and was said to have
beei. given to tho former Kaiser, Will
: iam II.
To France, Germany shall restore
the trophies, archives, etc, carried
away in the courae of the Franco
PrusFian war.
Among these were to have been the
French battle flags which, following
tnc signing of the armistice, were
burned in the streets of Berlin.
France shall advise Germany which
Alstice-Lorraine contracts she wishes
annulled.
Witnin the same period the Allied
and associated powers shall notify
Germany what treaties with her are
to bc resumed, in what cases the in
ternotional clearing houses set up by
the treaty for the settlement of debts
between nationals of different coun
tries are to be or ar? not to be in
vokecL and what contracts "between
enemies are not- to be annulled by
reasor- of a demand from the govern?
ment of one of the parties.
Within twelve months Germany shall
restore to China astronomical instru
mnnts which her troops carried away
in 1900-'01. The opium convention
of Jar.uary 23, 1912, shall go into ef
fect within the same period.
Within a year and annually, if so in
structed by the Reparations Commis?
sion, Germany agrees to deliver to
Luxemburg as much coal as was im
ported by that country before the war.
Germany will acquire the rights and
interests of her nationals in certain
enterprisea ano, concessions in Ruasln
and China. She will also conclude with
Poland a convention on communica
tions. Within one year also the con?
ference charged with establiahing the
statua of the Danube will meet. The
ceaaion of Rhine boata and tugs will
be arbitrated within that time. Persona
living in Alsace-Lorraine under certain
condition8 may elect French nationality
Within one year the Allies shall advise
Germany in what casea they wish to
exercise the right of restitution of
property, righta and intereata as pro
>vided in the treaty.
Within two yeara the inhabltanta
of Malmedy, Eupen and Moresnet, Up?
per Sileaia, Eaat Prussia and Danzig
may chose whether they shall retain
their German nationality or become
citizena of Belgium, Poland or Danzig
reapectively. The same option shall be
made for German or Czecho-Slovak
nationality.
Germany shall advia* tbe Allies with?
in two yeara how much ship tonnage
ahe will lay down in the third, fourth
and fifth yeara following the coming
into effect of the treaty. Within two
yeara alao the exploitation or uae of
trademarks and patents in force at the
outbreak of the war will be resumed.
Control of Transit
Within five yeara, if the Allied and
associated powers so decide, a conven?
tion shall be concluded with Germany
for the international control of transit,
ports, waterways and railways, another
of railway transporatation and another
on wireless communication. All these
are obligatory to Germany.
Within five years also the league of
nations shall revise certain clauses of
the treaty relative to ports, water?
ways and railways. Czecho-Slovakia
may construct, within that time, a rail?
way across German territory from
bchauney to Nachod. The Allied armies
shall evacuate the Cologne zone of oc
cupation on the Rhine. The right to
abrogate certain agreements concern?
ing the Rhine, between Alsace-Lor?
raine and Baden, is reserved for five
years.
Within six years, if France so re
queats, the provisional regime of the
port of Strasbourg-Kehl shall be pro
longed.
Within ten years the Allied armies
shall evacuate the Coblenz area of oc
cupation on the left bank of the Rhine.
The right to abrogate the St. Gothard
Railway convention is reserved for that
time. Germany agrees to equip her
railway trains for international traffic
on a par with those of Allied countries
which may adopt the continuous air
brake system within ten years. '
Wthin fifteen years the Allied armies
of occupation shall withdraw com
i pletely from the left bank of the Rhine.
! Within the same period a nlebiscite
j shall be held in the basin of the Saar.
Within fifteen years the Allied armtes
| shall cohstruct on her own territory, at
! the demand of Belgium, a navigable
I waterway connecting the Rhine and the
! Meuse.
Many dates in the treaty are fixed,
counting from some other time than
| the day the treaty goes Vnto effect.
Plebiscite in Schleswig
Within three weeks after the evacua
tion of Schleswig by the Germans, a
plebiscite shall be held in the northern
half of the contested area. Within
five weeks after the plebiscite in the
north region, a plebiscite shall be held
in the south zone. Within fifteen days
after the announcement of the results
of these plebiscites, the principal Al?
lied and associated powers, in cooper
ation with Germany and Denmark,
shall appoint a commission to delimit
the frontier between these two coun?
tries. Within two years the inhabi
tants of Schleswig shall choose their
nationality.
One month after the Allies decide
what quantities of arms, ammunitlon
and other war materials Germany may
retain, Germany shall surrender the
excesa.
Two months after notification France
has the right to occupy certain lands
on the right bank of the Rhine. Within
the same period Belgium may occupy
the right-of-way for a tanal connecting
the Rhine and Meuse.
Three months after the request. Ger?
many shall restore certain books, maps
and records taken from the University
of Louvain. A person must live in
Alsace-Lorraine three years from No?
vember 11, 1918, to be naturulized.
Within thirty yeara from May 31, 1921,
Germany must complete all payments
in reparation for damages.
Before April 30, 1921, Germanv must
pay the Allies 20,000,000,000 marks in
gold.
Coal must be dclivered to France,
Belgium and Italy for ten years. For
twelve years Germany must make nn
nual payments in gold, for which pro
visicn is made in the German Treasury
"bonds deposited a3 security for the
second and subseqjient issues of Turk
ish currency. For fifteen years Poland
shall export coal- from Upper Silesia
into Germany.
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Villa Aiels Surrender
EL PASO, Jan. 10.?Roberto
Martinez, Villa rebel chieftain, who
has been operating in the states of
Hidalgo and Vera Cruz, has sur
rendcred conditiomally with 800 men,
according to advices received here to
day. Santlago Hernandez, another
rebel leader, has also surrendered, it is
reported.
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Recovery, Fit
To Make Race
Continued from page 1
| would expect "The World" to say. But
? when it said that President Wilson is
| talking "nonsense" it bothered the Ad
' ministration backers.
; While such Democratic organs as
; The Baltimore Sun," "The Cleveland
?? *"la'n Dealer"?the most important
: Democratic newspaper in the most im
, portartt state, from a Democratic view
) point, in the Union?"The Richmond
; limes-Dispatch,""The Brooklyn Eagle"
' and a score of others do not use such
! disrespectful language about the Pres
: ident, all of them want the treaty com
promised and ratified now and kept
; out of the campaign.
So the Administration backers are
i confronted with the fact that the Dem
, ocrats in the Senate and the Demo
S cratic newspapers of the country are in
: fact, much as they may attack Mr.
1 Bryan and beiittle him in their com
: ments and editorials, siding with him
; in his controversy with the Presidfht.
And now, to add to their troubles,
> comes the possibility that the Presi
j dent may be a candiate to succeed hirn
i self.
Republicans Doubt Candtdacy
Republicans scout the idea that the
: President will run again. They declare
] that it would be "too good to be true."
i They don't believe it he ran he would
carry a state outsfcde the solid South,
? and some of them profess to believe
they could break into even that. They
? are entirely contented, they say, with
; the President's letter to the Jackson
j Day dinner, regarding that as adding
; tremendously to the difficulty of the
; Democratic campaign.
In this connection it may be said that
j neither the Democrats nor-the Repub
| licans believe that Mr. Bryan will bolt
his party. no matter what happens.
Mr. Bryan never has bolted and be
lieves earnestly in being regular.
What may happen, of course, in the
event that he is not pleased with the
action of the Democratic convention,
should he fail to dominate the selection
of a candidate and the writing of a
platform, is that he will be very mild
in his support, as was the case in 1904,
when hundreds of thousands of Bryan
men remained away from the polls and
Judge Parker was the worst beaten can?
didate in the history of the party.
Mr. Bryan has consis'tently refused
to discuss the possibility of President
Wilson running for a third term. He
has waved the suggestion aside with
the statemerit that it was unfair to
President Wilson to think he would do
such a thing.
Difference of Opinion,
Bryan Calls Wilson Tilt
Plan Intended to Hasten Treaty
Action; ISo Need* for Per
soncdilies, He Declare*
Special Corresvondcnce
CHICAGO. Jan. 10.?Chicago Demo?
cratic circles were stirred to-day by the
unexpected appearance of Wil'.iam Jen
nings Bryan, fresh from his verbal en- |
counter with President Wilson at the \
Jackson Day dinner of the Democrats
at Washington. At the University!
Club, where Mr. Bryan spent most of j
the day, he received a number of politi
cal callers, though he had no con
ferences planned for his brief stay in
Chicago. He talked freely of the politi- |
cal situation that he had created j
through his opposition to President'
Wii3on's plans.
"There is no reason why the disciis
sion should be diverted from its proper
plane into personalities," said Mr.
Bryan. "It is simply a difference of
opinion over a method, not over a pur
pose. The President and I agree in
purpose. The vote in the Senate
showed that eighty-one out of ninety
six Senators want ratification of the
treaty and establishment of the league
of nations. They differ, however. as to
reservations. My plan is intended to
hasten action. and to carry out what I
think is an almost unanimous desire on
the part of the American people.
"If the Republicans insist on res?
ervations which the Democrats are un
willing to accept the Democrats can
throw the responsibility upon the raa
jonty, and then make their appeal to
the country for the restoration of any
part of the covenant that they think
necessary."
"President Wilson was right in going
to France for the peace conferences,"
; Mr. Bryan said in a luncheon talk at
i the Iroquois Club. "He did better
! there than any one else in this country
| could have been expectedto do.
"Every difference of opinion should
; not be taken as a split in the party,"
i he aaid. referring to the statement that
hss and President Wilson's speeches in
i Washington indicated a split. "There
i is less reason to speak of this as a
< split than of manv former occurrences
I in politics passed over. Neither of
us knew what the other would talk
: about or write about."
I -.
I Rail Workers' Demands
| Put Up to British Cabinet
I Government and Union Repre
| sentatives to Confer on Issues
To-morrow, Says Geddes
LONDON, Jan. 10.?Sir Eric Geddes,
Minister of Tranaport, repiying to-day
to the communication of the railway
men rejecting the government's wage
proposals, said a full answer must wait
until he could bring the whole ques
tion before the Cabinet, inasmuch as
the issues involved were of national
importance and affected every section
of the community. It was announced
that the government would meet the
railroad men on Monday next.
In the course of the morning Sir
Eric was in communication by tele
phone with Premier Lloyd George at
Paris, who is keeping in close touch
with the situation and is anxious to
adjust the difnculty.
Sessions of the railwaymen lasted
until late in the afternoon, and to-night
J. H. Thomas, general secretary of the
railway workers' organization, held
several informal conferences. None
of those present would discuss what
took place, referring the newspaper
men to the offlcial statements.
Some commentators point out that it
took the government nine months to
frame its proposals, which were so
summarily rejected by the men, and
ask what the government may now be
expected to do, in view of the apparent
insistence of the union men that they
will not accept the offer as it now
stands.
?
Sells $100,000 Building
For $700;IsConvicted
Brooklyn Man Will Be Sen
tenced for Grand Larceny
To-morrow
A variant of the old custom of selling
the Brooklyn Bridge and the Wool
worth Building to unsophi8ticated in
vestors at remarkably low prices was
adopted by Meyer Frunkin, of 1877
Sterling Place, Brooklyn. He aold a
$100,000 loft building in Grand Street
to Jacob Katz, of 99 Debevoise Street,
Brooklyn, for $700, but was arrested
ju8t as the deal was being consum
mated, and having been convicted yes?
terday in the Kings County Court he
will be sentenced to-morrow for grand
larcenjk.
Frunkin presented the Grand Street
proposition to Katz as a wonderful
bargain. Katz agreed that it was and
drew the cash from the bank. Frunkin
then introduced two other mr/ to pass
title, but while the pav.??*rs were beinf
drawn the men and Katz's money di~
appeared. It developed during the trial
that Frunlan had made similar sales to
Hyman Schuster, of 163 Clinton Street,
Manhattan, and George Scheff and Mor
ris Wissel, of Brooklyn. He pleaded
insanity, but was declared sane by
alienists.
?
Allied Commission to Meet
PARIS. Jan. 10 (French Wireless
Scrvice).?The Allied Commission
vili meet at Vienna next week
o settle various tccknical questions,
including those of transportation and
;he partition of rolling stock among
the states which formerly formed the
Dual Monarchy.
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Belgian State Employees Strike
BRUSSELS, Jan. 10.?Twenty-five
thousand state employees struck to
day, affecting the Departments of For
estrj't Colonies and Public Works and
the Postoffice. The railroad employees
i-emained at work after an agreement
granting them higher wagea wa.,
signed.
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SPORT aOTHES W COSTDMES DE LUXE
Von Lersner Sorry
U. S. Still Is Foe
PARIS, Jan. 10.?Immediately
after the exchange of ratifications
of the Treaty of Versailles to
day Baron von Lersner, head of
the German mlssion, made this
statement to The Associated
Press:
"I am happy that peace has
finally been effected. My greatest
regret is that the only country
with which Germany is still at
war is the United States. I hope,
however, that this situation will
soon change."
Irish Attack on Police
Barrackg Is Repulsed
DUBLIN, Jan. 10.?Police barracks
six miles from the village of Tuam,
Galway County, were attacked on Thurs
day evening by a large party of men,
according to reports reaching this city.
The attacking party, %said to number
about one hundred, besieged thje bar?
racks. firing repeated rifle volleys. Dur
ing the tight two or three bombs were
thrown, or?e wall being demolished and
a police sergeant being slightly wounded.
The occupants of the barracks returned
the flre of their assailants.
Four constables heard the firing and
hastened to the scene. When they ar
rived they attacked the besiegers, who
fled. ,
Two mail robberies, one near Limerick
and the other near Mullingar, were re?
ported on Friday. About ?50 ($250)
in transit to recipients of old age pen
sions. was taken.
?
Higher Navy Pay Fixed
Committee Favors Adding $5,
000,000 to Bluejackets' Salaries
New York Tribune
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.?An in
creased pay bill for officers and en
listed men in the navy which would
add $6,000,000 a year to the annual
navy pay roll was agrced upon to-day
bfy the House Naval Committee, and
will be reported Monday to the House.
Tha bill gives an average increase to
petty officers and enlisted men of
about 30 per cent over present pay.
Officers above the rank of captain are
not given increases. Captains and
con>manders are increased $600 per
year; lieutenant commanders $840;
lie'Jtenants, $740; lieutenants, junior
graae, $600; ensigns, $240; commis
sioneri warrant officers, $480, and war
rant officers, $240.
The Secretary of the Navy is given
$55,000 to readjust the pay of civilian
professors and instructors at Anna
polis. Under the bill pay the coast
guard shall be the same as for
corresponding grades and ratings in
the navy.
?
Shantung Return Negotiated
Japan and Cliina Said To Be |
Considering Plan
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10.- Japan
and China have begun negotiations
on the question of the restoration of
Shantung to China, according to a
cablegram raceived to-day by "The
New World," a Japanese newspaper
here. from Tokio.
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$3,319,552 for Princeton
Funds Pouring In Since the
Frick Bequest
PRINCETON. N. J., Jan. 10, -Henry
B. Thompson, chairman of the Prince
ton endowment fund campaign commit?
tee, said to-day that the reaction
against the movement caused by the
announcement of the Henry Clay Frick
bequest had been overcome. and that
the national canvass had begun with
contributions amounting to $3,319,552
already in hand as of January !.
"In/ instances." said Mr. Thompaon,
"individuals who ^ad contributed be?
fore the announcement of the Frick be
quest have eniarged their gifts since.
""he value of the Frick bequest." he
dded, "is still uncertain. On the otehr
ornerKency is now.
Th
hand, Princeton's
The bequest was not intended to Vako
care of. nor is it applicnble to, Prince?
ton's immediate needs. Mr. Frick, as a
trustee of the university, was familiar
with*the conditions anil plans of the
endo%ment campaign. He intended the
gift to be in addnion to, rather than
in substitution 'or, the present can?
vass."
FUMIGATJON
ACiAtNST D1SEASE ftND VERMW
Do You Know That?
discase germs and vermm
are an unseen menace tn
every home. Destroy them
before they bring sickness
to your family.
Only a few liours ar? ro
qulred to fumiprate thp smali
est apar'anent or th- larses
bulldlnsra, stpani8hit>.? etc
Nothing need h., romoved
Our npw Bclentific proccsa l?
ocorlesM and harmless to tho
most dfllcale fabrlcs and fur
nishinRs.
Ut?rature dkclosing ri>vp!a"i
to ttll housewivea seut f'.-,. ','
reqin?9t. Call, phcrn.! or writc
and Icdrn our rcasonable
rates.
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ly Kuaranterd.
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500 FIFTH AVE.cOB,42no5T,NEWY<M?:K
WiMj60T^s)
The Supremacy of
SABLES
The most valuable, luxunous and
beautiful of all furs.
Their exquisite softness, color and
lustre, as well as their responsive
elinging nature make them the most
desirable furs of the moment.
Fashioned in the inimitable vogue for
which this establishment is famous,
they are an essential feature of
a smart wardrobe.
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Important Announcement
Our new fut shop opens Monday,
January twelfth, with selling reduc
tions so much below prices that prevail
elsewhere for quality furs, we feel
certain this will be the fur event
of the season.
RUSS1AN SABLES CH1NCHILLAS
BROADTAILS CARACULS
HUDSON SEALS (Dyed Muskrat)
ALASKA SEALS ERMINES
SILVER FOXES BLUE FOXES
in Coats, Wraps, Manteaux, Capes,
Scarfs and MurTs.
Sale Begins at 9.30 Monday
GROUND FLOOR
^i/lh c/fiPenue
at ^ifhrJecondSti^et
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