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Urge Using Russia
To Stop IJ. S. Gain
In Trade Abroad
tffting of Blockade So Eu?
rope May Buy Freely Sug?
gested a* Weapon Against
Soaring American Dollar
New York Tribune
Special Cable Service
(Cepjri*!?. lti9~ ?*?? Tor* Tribune Ine.)
LOJJPON', Jan. 11.?That Earope's
?aly defence against the soaring Ameri
cin dollar is to lift the RussianJ>lock
3<ie k ?n 0P'ni?n which is gaining
rroond here since the failure of Sir
tWor^e Paish's loan projects in the
"The economic consequence of open
inj Russia to European buyers is so ob
nona that no comment is needed," said
t British oSicial to the Tribune corre
cpondent to-day. "If Europe's neee3
sities could be obtained from Russia it
would upset the present economic bal
aace between us and America." De
spite official denials that there is any
cnange in tbe Russian situation. ru
asors of peace are again current in the
City to-day, following the sensational
movement? of the Finnish mark. Yes
terday's market closed 10 points better
than Friday's opening. Lansbury, in
yesterday morning's "Herald," Labor
"I am able on the authority of state
menta publicly and privately made by
tbe representatives of Esthonia, Let
tonia, Ukrainia. Georgia and Lithuania
to say that all these states desire peace
with Russial and that all are not only
willing to make peace, but to enter
into commercial relationships with the
government presided over. by Lenine.
Only one thing stands in the way?the
fear of Gre;u Britain, and her fleet. All
these nations have seaboards. All of
them are able to exist only by interna?
tional trade. Not one dares risk offend
ing tbe British and French govern?
Lansbury also eomplains that French
and British officers at the Helsingfors
conference are preventing "a just
Birthday Party Plannect
For Orphans of Serbia
Child Welfare Board to Outline
Scheme To-day at Mrs. Har
At a tea to-morrow at the home of
Mra. Oliver Harriman. 830 Park Ave?
nue, the Serbian Child Welfare Com?
mittee will outline to the women pres?
ent a p'an to get help for the orphans
of the stricken little country through
the medium of birthday parties every
where in the United States. The plan
is to have the recipient of birthday
honors, or presents. pass some of the
litter alor? to the welfare associa
tion to swell the funds for relief work
In this connection a national com?
mittee of godmothers has beeTt organ
i?d, it was announced yesterday, with
Jlrs. Harriman as chairman and Mrs.
Donn Barber as vice-chairman. Head?
quarters of the birthday committee
have been established at 19 West
Among those expected to attend the
tea with which the movement will be
inaugurated to-morrow are Mrs. Vin?
cent Astor, Mrs. George Gould. Mrs.
Henry P. Davison. Mrs. John D. Rocke?
feller, Mrs. William Fellowes Morgan,
Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer, Mrs. Percy A.
Rockefeller, Mrs. Harry Payne Whit
ney. Mrs. Willard Straight. Mrs.
Nicholas Murray Butler, ?.Irs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Mrs. Douglas Robinson. Mrs.
Chauncey M. Depew. Mrs. Otto Kahn
and Mrs. Abram I. Eikus.
New Zealand to Remain 'Wet,'
Soldiers Vote Not a Factor
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan.
11.?By reason of the failure of the
prohibitioniats to secure a majority
of the votea in the recent "no license"
referendum. New Zealand will remain
wet and the present license system
vil! _ continue.
The official vote, rnade public to-day,
showed that 240,998 vote.- were east
'or coptinuance of the licensinp
system, 3J.148 for state purchase and
rontrol of liquorsfi ar.d 270.ITS for pro?
hibition. The prohibitionists. there
t'ore, were 2,958 votes short of the ab
solute majority required to carry any
issue. The votes of 508 soldiers wno
?re returning on troop ships cannot
affect the result.
Policeman Shoots Prowler
At Fire; Arson Is Charged
After a f.re in a garage at the Bel
mont Stone Works, Hackensack Plank
Road, North Bergen, N. J., had been
fxtinguiahed early yesterday morning,
Patrolman Tittle saw a man prowling
about the place. The man fled when
tae patrc!rr:ar. approached ard Tittle
Sred three. shots.
Two grazed the fugitive and the third
(inlled his right leg and brought him
down. He was Michael Mougura, of
123 Greenwich Street, who was arrested
? few day- before in West Hoboken as
ae wandered aimlessly about reading
'rom a Bible. This time he was sent
to North Hudaon Hospital, charged
"A beautiful pageant,
worthy of every one's,
The opinion held
by Dr. Cadman was
endorsed Saturday by
capacity crowds both
in the afternoon and
evening in Madison
ONLY 23,722 PER?
SONS CAN ENJ0Y THIS
UCLE DURING THE
FOUR REMAINING PER
Scene of the Russian Civil War
Headed East for India
Repulse in Baltic Turns "Red" Armies Toward Asia,
Through Beaten Forces of Kolchak and Deni
kine* With Blow at English as the Object
Ihe most decisive turn in the Rus
| sian civil war since Trotzky and Lenine
| came into ' power resulted last week
| when the Bolsheviki on three fonts to
j the south and east swept back their
j edversaries but were beaten in turn
: on the front before Petrograd.
In Siberia the Bolsheviki have cap
I tured Krasnoyarsk, about 650 miles
! west of Kolchak's capital, Irkutsk. In
i Turkestan they have taken Bokhara.
seat of the most powerful of Tartar
emirs, situated only 200 miles from
I the Afghan frontier. The "Red" armies
j have made important gains on the
Caspian coast, where their advance is
menacing Persia. In Southeastern
Russia they inflicted what seems a
telling defeat on the volunteer army
of Denikine, conquered Novo-Cherkask,
capital of the Don Cossacks, and a
line of other cities on the Sea of Azov.
As a partial offset to Bolshevik vic
tories is the east, southeast and south,
in the northwest the combined Lettish
and Polish armies have chased the
"Reds" from the important river
fortress of Dvinsk. thereby establish
| ing the superiority of the anti-Bol
j shevik forces in the Baltic region.
Kolchak Reported Done
Dispatches received in ^fashington
udmit the fatal character of the blows
\ inflicted by the Bolsheviki on Kolchak
| and Denikine. The formerMs reported
, as being practically out of the field.
j In less than two months the Bolsheviki
! have swept from the frontier of Euro
i pean Russia eastward along the Siberian
i Railway, eaptured Omsk, the original
: seat of the Kolchak government, and
covered half of the 1,200 miles separat
ing that city from Irkutsk, where Kol>
, chak's headquarter3 had been removecf.
The precarious situation of the latter
I -.vas turjied into disaster by events be
hind his rapidly crumbling front, espe
ciall-y the falling away of the Czecho
i Slovak troops. who had originally as?
sisted him into power. and the revolt
of Social Revofutionaries i formerly
the adherents of Kerenskyi in Vladi?
vostok, Irkutsk and other towns. Thus
the hope that Kolchak would be able
to make a stand at Lake Baikal was
shattered, and the rescue of Trarisbai
kalia and the Pacific provinces of
Asiatic Russia now devolves entirely
on the Japanese, who already have
taken energetic measures to check the
"Red" advance. ,
Hopes Dashed by Denikine
Whereas ever since last August the
weakness of Kolchak's position was ap
parent and his elimination reckon,ed
with, the hopes of anti-Bolshevik Rus?
sia were built upon the strength of
General Denikine's voluntecr army
holding Southeastern Russia, and sup?
ported by substantial shipments of
tanks, munitions and other war ma?
terial by the British. At the time of
the evacuation of Omsk last Novem.ber
Denikine was making gains against "the
Bolsheviki in the Ukraine. However,
his position was undermined by de
sertions, and chiefly by the disorders
and banditry prevailing in his rear and
rendering his disproportionately long
lines of communication nearly un
tenable. Last week Kiev, the capital
of the Ukraine, was reconquered by
the Bolsheviki; Rostov-on-the-Don, for?
merly Denikine's seat, also was taken,
and the fall of Novo-Cherkask, Ber
diansk, Mariupol and Taganrog fol?
lowed. According to an unconfirmed
Bolshgiik message Denikine himself
has been ousted by a coup of his fol
lowers and succeeded in supremcy eom?
mand by the Cossack general, Roman?
These developments appear to justify
the predictions of the German generals,
von Hoffman ('of Brest-Litvosk fame)
and von Kluck, who recently expressed
the opinion that the anti-Bolshevik
torces would be defeated unless they
received effectual military aid from
the Western powers. They pointed out
that whereas in organization and
morale both the "Red" and "White"
armies are greatly inferior to tho old
Czaristic troops, the "Reds" are favored
by three advantages. First, they have
vastly superior numbers; second, they
are in possession of the military stores
accur#ilated under czardom foran army
of ten millions wherewithal to equip
their own troops, not exceeding 500,000.
In contrast, Kolchak and. Denikine
had to rely on shipments coming from
<_/4nnoiM?ce Beginmng To-daj),,A Remarkable
Men's Shoes and Oxfords
Worth $12,50 and more to-day tvholesale!
The finest shoes on the American market, and in making this
statement we make no reservations! They were made for
our own regular stock, of the finest leathers only, over lasts
intendcd for those men who naturally lean toward the highest
gradc of footwear. Splendid selection of leathers-*
Patent Lcather, Gun Metal and Tan Calf skin with
Fawn Color Cloth Tops, Genuine Cordovan, Black
and Tan Calfskin with full wing tip, and Genuine
Norwegian grain leather shoes and oxfords,
brogue cut", with heavy soles.
vast distances. Third, the Bolsheviki
command internal Jines of communiea
tion?the same advantage of central
geographic position that rendered pos?
sible the prclonged resistance of the
Teuton^c powers against a vastly
stronger combination of enemies.
As against the Bolshevik cona.uest in
the east ar.;'. south, some solace is of?
fered by the apparent consolklution of
the anti-Bolshevik Western front. The
capture of Uvinsk by the Poles and
Letts now establishes a line running
from Courland to the Western
Ukraine, where the Poles possess the
railway line Kamenetz-Podolik-Pros
kurov-Staroknostantin, in apparent
agreement with the Ukrainian di
rectorate of General Petlura.
The situation thus created has a
bearing reaching far beyond the im
mediate fortunes of the opposing
parties in the Russian civil war. It in
dtfeafes a general change in Bolshevik
strategy, both political and military,
and will necessitate a new orientation
in the Russian policy of the Allies,
abovc all, of Great. Britain. Briefly,
thc events of the last ten days signify
that the Bolsheviki are abandoning
the hope of settling accounts with
their enemies in the west, and con
centrating all their efforts and energies
in establislyng their power in the
east, with a southward sweep through
Afghanistan and an invasion of India
as a possible ultimate goal. In a way
their strategy reminds of that of the
Germ^ns in the month3 preceding the
?peace of Brest-Litovsk.
Plans in East Revealed
There- is however more than the
superficial geographical analogy of
shifting the strategie center from
west to east in this comparison. The i
Bolsheviki seem to have adopted the
German plan of trying to smash their.
most powerful enemy. Great Britain
by a blow directed against India. This i
design has been established for some I
time by the negotiations conducted
with the Emir of Afghanistan, an im- j
placabl'e enemy of England, and by
their campaign among the tribes of
Turkestan and in Persia. These
activities have been noted with con?
cern in the British press. The con
quest of Bokhara, only 200 miles from
the Afghan f-ontier, would indicate
the ripening of the Bolshevik plans in
General Connor Off for U. S.
ANTWERP. Jan. 11. ?Brigadier |
General W. I). Connor, chief of the :
service of supply of the American
Army in France, arrived here yester?
day and boarded the steamship North
ern Pacific to go to America. He was !
accompanied by a number of officers
#afea $c Compmnj
In the Heart of New York?Direct by Subway, Tube and "L"
at 34th Street
An Unequaled Opportunity!
275 Women's Winter Coats
MOST CHARMING FUR-TRIMMED
AND PLAIN TAILORED MODELS
At Substantial Price Reductions!
Straight line, loosely draped, belted and wrap-effect coats, tailored
according to a very .high standard of w orkmanship in the most sueeessful ma?
terials of the hour?many luxuriously trimmed with real fur. Excellent range
of sizes, affording liberal selection m every size from 34 to 521 .'>.
$59.50 to $69.50Coats.:...Reduced to $39.50
$75 to $95 Coats.Reduced to $58.00
$95 to$125 Coats.Reduced to $75.00
$125 to $150 Coats.Reduced to $95.00
$195 to $250 Coats..Reduced to $125.00
$225 to $295 Coats.Reduced tolf 150.00
The buckles are of ster?
ling silver, plain and en?
gine turned, and the beltn
are of leather of good
quality. You cannot equal
the buckle alone at any?
thing near $1.65 ? just
Jewelry Dept., Main Floor
On Sale, Beginning This Moming
Georgette Crepe Frocks
These are the smartest of afternoon frocks for
immediate wear and have not before been sold for less
than $49.50. We secured the entire balance on hand of
a leading dressmaker, at a marked concession in price,
because he desired to concentrate upon the production
of his Spring line. Hence this remarkable sale!
Fashioned of Good Quality Georgette
Crepe, over Satin Underdress, Sou
Obtainable in Navy Blue and Black, and in sizes 36 to 44.
A Splendid Opportunity to Effect a
All Our Women's Winter
Beautifully fashioned of Chiffon
Velvet, Satin, Silk and Velveteen
Formerly $125 to $150.Now $84.59
Formerly $125 .Now $79.50
Formerly $85 and $95. ..Now $49.50
Formerly $59.50.Now $39.50
Formerly $75 .Now $49.50
Formerly $29.50.Now $18.50
Fine Quality Hair Goods
at 25% Reduction
You may select any hair piece from our regular
stock, and pay 25% less than the price marked upon
it. Certainly a fine opportunity?do not miss it!
of New Binner Corsets
By Miss Burleigh, Expert Binner Corsetiere
The Binner Corset has so many exclusive features
that you will find it more than worth while to attend
this demonstration. The new models not only idealize
the figure, but are so perfect in their construction that
they tetain their beautiful lines until the very end. We
highly reeommend the Binner Corset for its style
and sterling construction qualities.
Miss Burleigh will be pleased to arrange
for special fittings by phonc or mail
Odd Lots of Corsets
Reduced for Clearance
La Vida Corsets.Reg. $8 to $10.Now $5
Binner Corsets .Reg. $8 to $16.50. Now $6 to $12
We Shall Place on Sale Today
A Splendid Collection of
Women's Fur Coats,
Scarfs and Sets
At Most Liberal Savings in Price
We have secured the sur
plus stocks of several of the
most reliable wholesale fur
riers with whom we do busi?
ness, and offer a variety of
handsome fur coats and
scarfs today at
Savings in Price of
at Least 30%
on Present Retail Values
to say nothing of the savings
on next season's prices, which
all authorities agree will be
very much higher.
Taupe Squirrel Sports Coats.Very
Natural Black Muskrat Coats.Very
Natural Black Muskrat Coats
with large Skunk collar and cuffs
Hudson Seal Coats?30-mch model.
French Seal Coats (dyed Coney)
with large collar and cuffs of
Beaver, Skunk or Squirrel.Very Special $265
Hudson Seal Coats with large Beaver
or Skunk collar and cuffs.Very
French Seal (dyed Coney) Coats.Very
Skunk Scarfs.Reg. $65.Now $49.58
Skunk Muffs.Reg. $65.Now $47.50
Beaver Scarfs.Reg. $65. . .Now $49.50
Beaver Muffs.Reg. $65.Now $47.50
Squirrel Scarfs.Reg. $50.Now $40.00
Squirrel Muffs.Reg. $39.50.Now $25.00
Fox Sets.Reg. $165.Now $125.00
Fox Scarfs.Reg. $65.Now $49.50
Wolf Sets.Reg. $135... .Now $105.00
Wolf Scarfs.Reg. $45.. ..Now $27.50
Furs listed as Hudson Seal are seal-dved Muskrat
Formerly $69 to $95
Sharply Reduced to
stly one or two of a kind of some of the best suits
carried in our regular stock. Cleverly styled, and tailored
vjright, in fine quality Velveteens, Suede Velour, Tinsel
tone, Silvertone, and Wool Velours. Broken sizes, of
Be prompt??They'*U move in
flouble-quick time at $49.50!