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FOR BIG LOAN
America's Most Sacred
Relic Peals in Plea
HtfAYOR TAPS BRONZE
1 WITH GOLD HAMMER
Ifrroclaims Anew Its Tradi
tional Message of
iClTY IS MAKING GOOD
LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN
rTdlsdelphla's allotment (mlnl-
WK mm) , $140,000,000
.IT fhllideltihla's allotment (mail-
' mom) 178,000,000
t InbierlDllon. recorded 110,000,000
U BHbicrlptltns required 30,000,000
The Old Liberty Bell. America's most
tm'sured relic spoke today.
Responding to the tap of a hammer
wielded by Mayor Smith, the sacred piece
ct metal lifted Its voice In an appeal for
the Liberty Loan.
k Vibrating with new life, the old oen
lire-used America to Us sense of duty In a
gums of national peril and urged easy-going
lud Indifferent citizens to do their duty
fMd subscribe for Liberty Bonds.
in 1776 the bell pealed fortn a message
o the four corners of the earth that all
Mien ire born free and equal and that every
fain has certain Inalienable rights.
p4M nocn today or more than a century
lner a grateful people gave It the place
i nonor among American relics tne om
Hell reiterated the messace of "certain
piiUenable rights" and In strong and force-
inu tones urged America to make up a
lar fund that will rxrnetuate these nrln-
CITY SUBSCRIPTION GROWS
lilt also sent forth the triad tldlncs that
Inibdtlnhla. its hnme. In dolnir Its. share
f toward the loan and that nearly $ 150,000,-
L9 has been subscribed.
J Grouped about the bell as Mayor Smith
(.WH the role of bellrlnger were scores
men prominent In every field of endeavor.
f There were financiers, lawyers. Judges,
f.Jmpaper owners, soldiers and two aged
f Txya In gray "
FuT latter, clad in Confederate uniforms,
fejwseyed from Washington to hear the
wU ipeak They were G E. Sale, of Mem
feWu, Tenn., and J J Tartler, of Little
aock4 Ark. Both fought for the Southland.
jL'tr the ceremony Inside Independence
fcHtll he Southerners were given the honor
an, raising the Stars and Stripes over the
I A hand played the "Star Spangled Ban
IP" tnd as the flag was flung out to the
F&rteZA swunEr Intn tia tfrvlnc- ntraln nf
S i!l Tn6 Confederates gave tne reoei
u pa a crowd of more than 3000 per
LW" Smith Invited ISO men and women
V? Mtlclpate In what will probably become
IJI'V'frIc eent. for it Is virtually certain
!" the bell will never again be tapped.
h. UAYOR TAPS BELL AT NOON
ir. V. 'nan 10 responded to the Mayor's
ln the tower struck1 twelve. This was
"Jrril for the Mayor to sound a new note
"wousm en the sacred meui.
SviS? 'Il considerable Uneasiness was
"Wilted by the persons privileged to wlt-
Cantlnued on Face Two, Column Two
t vmrvn a ism
lwer till afternoonrfalr tonight and
IW8"' ooler tontght; moderate south
Ifi'llno fo xccat iif.irf.
LENOTn OF DAY
4.l a m.lHoon rleei .12,80 a m.
7l2S urn. Moon souths. T.45 a.m.
"ttAWARE RIVER TIDE CHANGES
tr a.E3am.lLow water . 4 14 n m.
wtr 0,17 a.ra IHIfh water . 9:81 p.m
TEMPERATURE" AT XACII HOUR
10 ill iii "tV iJT 31 4
PRESERVE VOICE OF -LIBERTY BELL FOR POSTERITY
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LT 5 n-n toda'' in resPnse to the from R"
Machine Company was on hand with apparatus for recording the precious sound,
WILSON, IN MERCILESS SPEECH,
ARRAIGNS KAISER AND STATES
. WHY U. S. IS IN "PEOPLE'S WAR"
No Choice But to Fight if Democracy
is to Live, Says President at Flag
Day Ceremonies Warns
. -of Peace Plot
WASHINGTON, June. 14.
President "Wilson today read the world's indictment of Kalserlsm.
"This Is a people's war," he said, "and German autocracy must be wiped from
ths-face" of the earth if the world la to be made safe for the people who live upon it.
"Why is America in the war?
"Germany refused America the right to be neutral, and by Insults rind
aggressions, including the ruthless murder of American citizens, left in no other
choice," the President 6ald In answer to pacifist pleadings for further light as
to why this country had plunged into the conflict.
In addition to defining succinctly and clearly the causes of the world war, the
President's address was at the same time a merciless arraignment of autocracy
and a ringing warning against the peace efforts of Socialists and labor bodies, which,
if successful, would betray the democracy of the world and give autocracy another
and a stronger grip upon the peoples whoso world this Is and which Is now the stake.
The President's address was the feature of Washington's Flag Day celebration.
Two hours before scheduled time for the
opening of the Flag Day ceremonies at the
foot of Washington Monument a terrific
thunderstorm broke over the city, threat
ening to delay the delivery of the Presi
dent's message to the nation Just before
2 o'clock the skes cleared ,howoer, and
the ceremonies were carried out before a
drenched and bedraggled but none the less
enthusiastic gathering of patriots
Employes of the ar!ous Government de
partments were gUen a half holiday to
permit them to hear the President's out
line of our war alms. ...
A concert of patriotic airs by the Marine
Band Immediately preceded the exercises.
Tumultuous Scenes Mark
Visit of American Leader
OVATIONS IN STREETS
PARIS. June H
Major General Pershing was tumultu
ously cheered this afternoon when he and
American Ambassador Sharp visited the
French Chamber of Deputies. The pan
demonium was so great that all business
7.Ha as head of the French mission
SB aarwrtsJs bbs
a XhVr French notables. He was In
S3 In the Hotel Crlllon were a scene of
ThKS' General P.r.Wnf U.Ujd
It M Uta'ry "Tub'Sa Th afternoon was
contingent will '""",,, War Pa!nlee.
5SSo? P.r"?U "o lunch with Ma,-
"" A .. kittrr vet. to claap his hand
fl'wome pelted Pefshlng with flower, as
. rodi ' thwnito the streets Jn a motorcar
he roao tnr "i themalvea hoars nith
S ni-WtS UBlted BtaWl" and
at which Secretary of Stato Lansing re
sided. THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
The President's address was as follows
."My Fellow Citizens Wo meet to cele
brate Flag Day because this flag which wo
honor and under which we bene Is the em
blem of our unity, our power, our thought
and purpose as a nation It has no other
character than that which we give It from
generation to generation Tho choice is
Continued on Pate Seren, Column One
MARCH ON ATHENS
Re-enforcements Landed at
Piraeus and S?nt to
BLOODSHED AT LARISSA
PARIS. June 14.
Re-enforcements of Entente troops are
being landed at Piraeus and are marching
upon Athens. fle miles away. It was raid
In a dispatch from the Greek capital today
The shores of Phaleron Bay are also being
occupied by the Allies.
"The Allies' forced abdication of King
Constantino of Greece was not accomplished
without some bloodshed," according to de
layed advices from Salonlca received today
A Greek colonel at Larissa treacherously
fired on French cavalry, killing two French
officers and four cavalrymen and wounding
a score Sixty Greek soldiers were killed,
fifty-one officers, including a general, and
269 men were taken prisoners.
When the French troops occupied Larisea
the Greek General Basvls agreed not to
resist. Colonel Grlvas of the Greek forces,
however, later ordered a, barracks detach
ment to open fire on the French cavalry,
which Immediately replied
Larissa Is a Greek town in Thessaly
twenty miles from the Gulf of Salonlca.
Premier Rlbot, relating the circumstances
of the abdication of King Constantino of
Greece In the Chamber of Deputies today,
asserted that all the Allies were united in
the action taken.
"Peace Is1 Impossible now We will go on
to the bitter md." declared Vice Premier
Vlvlanl to the Deputies.
THE HAGUE. June 14
Abdication of King Constantino of Greece
produced a gainful Impression" at German
great headquarters, according to dispatches
rVrelved today via Cologne. The Kaiser
was areatly chagrined and Immediately dls
hatched a message of sympathy to the
fallen monarch and his wife. Queen Sophie,
who Is the Kaiser's sister.
German newspapers declare that the new
r-riek King must obey the Entente or else
i revolution of the Venliellst forces will
raauVt in the establishment of a republic
The German Liberal -press believes a dec
lVrlllon of war from Greece is imminent
one- is expressed that Field Marshal Hln
Senburf l prepared for-ulch a contingency,
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 14,
hamr Welded by Mayor Smith,
as was suggested by the Evening
19 MEN SEIZED
IN POLICE HUNT
Seven Held for Further In
vestigation by U. S.
RELEASES FOR TWELVE
Nineteen men have been arrested in the
crusade against slackers Seven of the
nineteen have been locked up at the Fed
eral Building for an exhaustive Investiga
tion by Government agents , Twelve have
been temporally or permanently released
TJat ti the story of the first day of the
police search for men who have evaded the
registration law of the Government An
other feature has been the great Increase
In registration nt Room C30, City Hall, the
headquarters of the registration commis
sion As soon as the doors opened todav
there were fifteen men for registration.
Since then men havo been turning up reg
ularly to get their certificates and avoid
This ruh to register was brought about,
It Is believed, by the announcement that the
police would scour the city house by house
until every slacker had been arrested and
punished, and also bv the announcement
that one prlt-oner had been tentenced to
eleven months' Imprisonment In New York.
These two facts bring home to slackers the
fact that the Government now means busi
ness and that every man must come to the
front and show his card or obtain one
The following were arrested In the Third
Police District. Third and De Lancey
Continued on Tate l"lie. Column Two
NATION NEEDS GREATER
UNITY, SAYS STEINMETZ
Famous Electrical Engineer Calls on
Americans to Prepare for Grave
WASHINGTON. Juno 14 "We are at
war. but we are not as united as desirable
for the present and future safety of our
nation," declared Dr Charles P Stelnmetz.
noted electrical engineer. In opening the
first annual conference of the American
League for National Cnltv here today
Unity, ho said, is the most serious national
"The military problems of the war sink
Into Insignificance compared with the
economic problems which our nation will
have to face during the war and after the
war in the reconstruction of a new world
on the ruins of the old." said Doctor
Steinmetz "It Is then that the greatest
danger will come, and nations which have
solidly stood through the strain of the
world's war may hreak down and fall In
disaster In the economic reorganization of
INTERVENE IN RIOTINGS
Several Killed at Zarate Post Fol
lowing Strike of
.By CHARLES P. STEWART
Sfoi? Correttonient of Vnlltd Prtss ana
BUENOS AIRES. June 14
Because of numerous clashes In which
there have been several killed and scores of
shots fired the Federal Government today
Intervened to assume control of the port of
Zarate. on the Rio de las Palmas. fifty miles
northwest of Buenos Aires
A general strike developed there yester
day following a strike of emploves of the
North American packing houres. The police
forces have been augmented and drastic
steps will be taken to enforce order
Accused of Stealing' Wallet
Louis Scotto. twenty-seven years old, 1219
Dickinson street was held In 1600 ball for
a further hearing b' Magistrate Collins to
day accused of stealing a, wallet contain
ing 175. The wallet belonged to Joseph
Allegario, thlyy years old, of Akron, Ohio.
ARE YOt- A jpnOET,
Smoke flofy B Mann's Cigar
"As Vou Uks It" Triangulara. 2 for Hldv,
l'liat Montrenl vnce, puise $000. two-ycnr-olda, solUn;ir, five fur
longs Lmly Eilcn, 111. Cnnnp. &1, $3.30, wont Homiit Bland. 101,
Lonias, $3.10. jwcoml; mu 1'ickctt, 106, Hammer, $3, Ihiid. Time,
1.05 2-D. Marauder, Togolnutt and Ideal nbo tan.
THIRTY ALLEGED SLACKERS CAUGHT AT CLEVELAND
-fCJLEVEIiAND, O., June 11. Thirty alleged Blnolteis vvcto put
under nrmt by Government officials here today. Many mwe will
lie taken by night, officials Mid.
ONE MAN MLLBD Iff TERRIFIC WASHINGTON STORM
WASHINGTON, Juno 1-1. Ono man vns killed, sonio dowirtffwn
-trcets were flooded and steel Janipposta were snapped off like match,
stems In n storm which hit Washington this afternoon. John Poor
man was electrocuted whon he took lofuge in a tent. John O.
Hackings was knocked unconscious by an electric shock. Dons of
flagpoles were bioken nnd flags whipped to shrcda in tho gale. Light
ning otruck across the street ftom the Capitol.
PHILADELPHIA EXPORTS GAIN, DESPITE U-BOATS
Submarine warfare Jms had llttlo effect on expoits fiom Phila
delphia. Comparisons show that exports fiom this city In May,
1017, wero ?11,D07,833, whllo in May, 1010, they weic only sai,
EVENING LEDGER MAN GREETS PERSHING IN PARIS
Special Cable to Ftrnlna Lldoer
PARIS. June 14. Henri liazin, special correspondent of the EVENING
LEDGER In France, was present at the arrival of Major General
Pershing" at Boulogne, France, yesterday. He also accompanied the Pershing
party to Paris on the special train and participated in the receptions here. On
the special train to Pario Bazin was introduced to Pershing on behalf of tho
EVENING LEDGER. The Major General declared his reception in France was
one of the most wonderful and impressive in the history of the two countries.
GERMAN SOCIALISTS ANNOUNCE PEACE PLANS
STOCKHOLM June 1 1 A preliminary statement of some of the peace plans
of the German majoritv Socialists as announced today declared In favor of inter
national Arbitration nf nil disputes; the limitation of armaments of all nations,
revision of maritime nnd International laws to do away with sea prizes during a
war and against u commercial war following a military struggle.
ILLINOIS PASSES ARMY RECRUITING MARK
WASHINGTON, June 14. Illinois has completed Its quota for the regular army.
Since April 1 Illinois hns given 11,310 recruits, of which ninety were added yesterday.
Its quota was 11.276
ITALY'S WAR AIMS LIKE ENGLAND'S, SHE TELLS RUSSIA
ROME. June 14 Italv has foiwarded a note to Russia Interpreting her war
alms In almost precisely the same terms as that dispatched recently by England,
the Trlbuna declared today.
ZEPPELIN L-31 DESTROYED BY BRITISH
LONDON, June II The German Zeppelin L-31 was destrojed early today over
the North Sea by Britlih airmen, Chancellor of the Exchequer Conar Law announced
in the Kouso of Commons
TWO HEAT PROSTRATIONS; FIRST OF YEAR
Two heat prostrations were reported to the police today while the thermometer
registered S4 in the shade. William Strassburg, SOsars old, 258 North Darlen
street, was overcome In a cafe on Market street near Thirteenth, where he Is
employed. He was removed to the Hahnemann Hospital. George Glcason, 35 years
old, address unknown, was overcome while working at 508 Market street. He
was removed to the Jefferson Hospital These are the first cases of the year.
ICE DEALERS WARNED AGAINST SHORT WEIGHTS
Dishonest ice dealers in this city were warned today by the Bureau of Weights
and Measures that they would be arrested and vigorously prosecuted If they did not
cease giving short weight on ice. Many complaints have reached Supervisor of
Weights and Measures John Virdln that Ice dealers In different parts of the city were
cheating housewives Tho housewives also are asked by Supervisor Virdln to report
all dishonest ice dealers.
CONSTANTINE'S LAST WORD TO GREECE URGED CALM
ATHENS. Juno 13 (delayed) Former King Constantino's farewell to Greece
was posted in all Athens streets today. "Obeying tho necessity of fulfillment of
my duty toward Greece," the former monarch wrote, "I am departing from mv
beloved country with tho heir to the throne. leaving my son Alexander on the
throne. I beg all w.lll accept this decision calmly, ns the slightest Incident may
lead to a great disaster."
SMELTING CO. RAISES LOAN SUBSCRIPTION TO $10,000,000
NEW YORK, June 14 The American Smeltlns and Refining Company has
made an additional subscription of $7,500,000 to Liberty Loan bonds, which brings
that company's total subscriptions to $10,000,000.
CITY TREASURY BALANCE EXCEEDS $18,000,000
ThKrn is a balance of $18,020,598.11 In the City Treasury, exclusive of the sinking
fund account, according to the weekly statement of City Treasurer McCoach During
the week there was paid into the Treasury $171,358 24 nnd the disbursements
amounted to $892,852 14.
$2,500,000 CONTRACT FOR NEW ARMY CAMP IS LET
WASHINGTON, June 14 The War Department today awarded the contract
for the construction of the national army cantonment camp at American Lake,
Wash-, to the Hurley-Mason Company, of Tacoma, Wash. The contract is given
on a cost plus profit basis, but is estimated to 'be worth $2,500,000.
STEEL WORKS TAKES $4,845,950 IN LIBERTY BONDS '
BETHLEHEM, Pa June 14. With only one more day for the campaign the
subscriptions of workmen of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation to the Liberty Loan
bonds amount to $4,845,960. Ninety per cent of the total number of employes have
been canvassed and approximately 80 per cent of them subscribed. The campaign
closes today, by which time it is thought over $5,000,000,000 will be raised. The total
subscribed at Bethlehem to date is $1,812,700.
BERKS SHERIFF ON LOOKOUT FOR NINE SLACKERS
READING, Pa., June 14. Sheriff Merckel and his deputies are qn the lookout
for conscription dodgers. The Sheriff has received, "tips' regarding nine- persons who
have not registered, ana wno. i .
t int pcbuc L trots Counst
PRICE TWO CENTS
LYS LINE; HAIG
Teutons' P o s i t i o n-4 '
, Abandoned Under
British Pressure !
HOLD ON SALIENT '
Messines Ridge Victory
Gives English Chance to
Strike at Lille j
FRENCH HALT ATTACK'S'
BERLIN (via London), June 14.
"East of Yprcs vvc exploded scverst
mines, creating havoc with the English
positions," declared an official state
LONDON, June 14.
Abandonment of Important sections ot
first lines between the River Lys and St
Yves by the Germans, because of the tre
mendous pressure of the Brltsh advance
east ot Mcsslncs, was announced by Field
Marctial Halg today
"Our further advanc to the east of Mes
sines. combined with eur pressure to the
Bouth. compelled the enemy to abandon
Important rectlonc of thflr first line be
tween the Lys and St Yves," the British
In addition to the British gain by this
withdrawal of the Germans from their first
lines between St Yves and the Lys, Halg
"East of rioegsterte wood we followed
the enemy closely and considerably pro
gressed In the neighborhood of Gaspard
we gained ground at night "
Iho victory thus gained by the British
forces again emphasizes the dominating
strength of the Ws Uchaetc-Measlnes rjdge,
taken In last week's great assault The
territory surrendered to the British forces
the German retirement still farther back
in the trlanglo formed by the River Lys and
the Ypros-Lllle Canal, the point of which
Is at Comlncs, about eight miles south of
Ypres, where the two waterways Join.
The enemy position in this salient ll ex
ceedingly precarious, due to the rlvar and
the canal hampering rapid operation' n
their part, and military observers here to
day expressed the belief that evacuation
of -the entire triangle might be foreshad
owed bv the first lino withdrawal reported
by Field Marshal Halg
British captures since the beginning of
the battle for the Messlnes-Wytschaetg
Ridge, six days ago. now- total 7432 pris
oners, including 145 officers and forty
seven guns if! J machine guns and sixty
trench mortars This brings the riuniber,
of Ocrman prisoners taken by the Allies
since the opening of their west front offen
sive In April up to more than 61,000.
Illndenburg's forces are awkwardly
placed, and their hold on Warneton as well
as Comlncs. farther west Is Insecure, if
they can be cleared our of the angle In
which they are Inclosed the British menao
againit Lille from the north will be pro
ATtACKS UPON FRENCH
MEET "UTTER FAILURE?
PARIS. June 14.
"L'ttcr failure" of small German attacks
around Braye. north of Craonne. north
of Rhelms and on the left bank of the
Meuse was reported In today's official
statement Tho assaults followed a gen
eral bombardment of those positions.
French forces carried out a successful
raid cleaning up a German trench east of
Navaring farm and taking ten prisoners.
HAIL'S CLATTER DROWNS
Terrific Electrical Storm Breaks
Over Washington and Vicin
ity, Doing Great Damage
WASHINGTON. June 14.
A thunderstorm unparalleled In violence
and destructive force.broka over Washing
ton this afternoon, flooding the streets and
putting to rout crowds that had gathered
for out-of-door Flag Day celebrations.
Hall caused such a clatter on the glass
root of the Capitol that both the Senate
and House had to suspend their sessions
this afternoon Oratory was drowned out
So great was the din in the House that
members speaking on the conference report
on the bill amending the Federal reserve
act could not b heard at all.
In the Senate food legislation was being
dlocussed Even Senator Reed, one of tho
strongest speakers In the upper house, who
happened to have the floor at the time,
was unable to make his voice heard.
Hailstones of such size as to .break off
email branches of trees In the Capitol
ground fell during the storm. The hall was
accompanied by such vivid flashes of light.
nlng that many members thought several
times the Capitol had been struck
The United States Weather Bureaulre
ported the 6torm to be general througtoyt
the Virginia-Maryland district It is tm
that many iruii crops nao u v"""
Many minor Injuries from hailstones "were, i
The storm continued at the height pf ts
fury for nearly an hour, during which time
electric lights were switched on to light the
darkened streets. v
Telegraph and telephone wires leadlnggut
of Washington all have been put Slper
ground since the war started, but lnral
Maryland and Virginia heavy damalWwj
done to communication lines. .
MRS. WATRISS TO REWED -
Will Marry Charles Delevan Wetmori,
New York Architect
Announcement' was mads today of tM
engagement of Mrs. Sara Thompson W
rlss, who obtained a divorce last Marches
Charles Delevan Wetmore.
Mrs. Watrlss, who is prominent In sociat
circles. Is the daughter of the late Dr. Wpi
Ham Thomson, who was well-kiiown o
thalmologlst Her first husband was Frj.
erlck N Watrlss. He married Mrs. HeJ)n
Barney Alexander two weeks after thr
tect of Nev York,! The wJI mUl lM
pjuje ntxi vveatHtBr-