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NEW YORK'S EX-MAYOR -HEADS
Hon 5e,tkLow LLfi.
New ork. The American commit
tee of' "first aid to the marooned in
Europe" will be directed in its relief
work by Seth Low, former mayor of
The committee will co-operate with
the department of state in sending re
lief to stranded Americans.
ALSACE-LORRAINE THORN IN
The provinces of Alsace and Lor
raine are thoroughly disloyal to Ger
many. They contain 3,000,000 peo
ple most of whom talk nothing but
the French language, and at the' first
French victory or German repulse In
that region the wHole province of Al
sace would undoubtedly revolt.
The Germans know this and are
therefore concentrating their efforts
on the forts about Nancy, just over
the Alsace border in France.
Alsace-Lorraine was a French pro
vince for centuries until 1870, when
Germany took it as a price ot war.
Its loss has been the bitterest sorrow
of France as a nation.
TEACHERS WILL BE BACK HOME
IN TIME FOR SCHOOL
Washington, Aug. 12. Hopes of
Young America that the opening of
school might be delayed by the ab
sence of thousands of American
teachers in Europe were shattered"
when Sec'y of War Garrison said first
consideration would be given to the
problem of bringing the teachers
back. Not only school teachers but
all travelers of moderate means will
he provided passage home first, Sec'y
Garrison said, and travelers of larger
means to whom the expense of re
maining abroad a month or so longer
means nothing will be asked by the
government agents in charge of the
transportation problem to stand aside
and wait for later boats.
LONG WAR WILL CUT FOOD
PRICES, SAY WHOLESALERS
Every time a battleship chases a
merchant vessel off the Atlantic
ocean it helps decrease the price of
foodstuffs in the United States, the
There is a large supply, of canned
goods, such, as vegetables, fruits,
salmon and milk, and if the European
market is entirely cut off prices prob
ably will go down. Increases are to
be expected on spices and citron, im
If thenar is ended in three or four
months it will have no decided ef
fect, but if continued for six months
or a year, America can look for a
decrease in prices.
SULPHUR FOR WAR COMES
Sicily furnishes 85 per cent of the
sulphur product of the world. . The
bulk of the product is exported to
America and constitutes one of the
chief sources of revenue for Italy.
Sninhur it? used in the manufacture
of gunpowder and high explosives and
as England now controls, we Meaiter
ranean the entire product will prob
ably be diverted to France.