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WEATHER FORECAST:
Fair Tonight and Thursday; little Change in Temperature
Full Report on Editorial Page
COMPLETE AFTERNOON
With 1:30 Wall Street -
NUMBER 10,202.
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1917.
PRICE ONE CENT.
ENRAGED MOB IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE TEARS DOWN
SUFFRAGISTS' BANNER WHICH ATTACKED THE PRESIDENT
RAISE $35,000,000
TO AID RED CROSS
District Workers Expect
Much More By Night
APPROACH HALF OF QUOTA
Miss Stinson Tunes Up Aero for
Flight From Buffalo.
Thlrty-flve million dollars of the
hundred million being railed tor the
Red Cross war fund had been report
ed to Red Cross war council bead
quartere at noon today. That more
than half of the total amount re
quired will have been aubscrlbed by
tonight seems assured.
The J35.000.000 total has been
reached despite the fact that there
seems to be a tendency In many
large cities to withhold their state
ments until they have reached their
allotments.
A telegram was received at head
quarters this morning from Buffalo
stating that Miss Katherlne Stinson.
the aviatrlx, who Is to bring the first
contribution from that city to Wash
ington In a spectacular cross-country
flight and deliver It to Secretary Mo
Adoo' on the Treasury steps Saturday
morning, is making practice flights
there today preparatory to starting on
the long Journey tomorrow morning.
Hiss Stinson is expected to do some
fancy flying over Washington when
she arrives Saturday morning, show,
crlng the city with Red Cross litera
ture the while.
Richmond, Va, already has ex
ceeded Its allotment of 1200.000. re
porting subscriptions of $315,000 to
date. To Richmond belongs the dis
tinction of being the first city In the
South to be placed on the honor roll
of eitlei that have already reached
their allotments.
Drive Well Under Way.
Encouraged by the enthusiasm
shown In all parts of the city In the
campaign to raise $500,000 for the
Red Cross In Washington, the nine
sections of the finance committee,
with their volunteer workers, today
entered the third day of their con
vass of the city, confident that Wash
ington's quota of the $100,000,000 Red
Cross fund would be subscribed.
Scores of woman, representing the
various divisions of the District of
Columbia Chapter of the Red Cross,
are on duty today In Washington
banks, department stores, and other
business houses receiving contribu
tions toward the fund. Postmaster
General Burleson has authorized
Postmaster JL O. Chance to receive
subscriptions, and Chairman Macfar
land, Evans building; Cuno H. Ru
dolph, 1S01 Massachusetts avenue, and
Corcoran Thom. American Security
and Trust Company, are continuing to
receive donations
Speakers will continue to address
theater audiences today and tonight,
Mr. Macfarland announced. Last
night Commissioner Brownlow spoke
at the Belasco, Mrs. Archibald Hop
kins at B. F. Keith's, and Chairman
Macfarland addressed 2,000 people
gathered at the Marine Band concert
at McMillan Park. George C Jordan
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
SCOn ENTERTAINED
BY RUSSIAN TROOPS
Dancing and Trick Riding Shown
American General:
Special Cable to The Times.
PETROGRAD. June 20. The official
text of the reply of the Russian minis
ter of foreign affairs to Mr. Root's
speech explaining the object of Un
American mission to Russia has not
yet been published. Minister Tere-
sehenko is revising it. and Is deter
mined not to make the mistake of
other foreign ministers of talking too
much.
At the Winter Palace today the
members of the American mission ex
pressed themselves as delighted at tin
manner of their reception by the pro
visional government.
General Scott has left for the head
quarters of General Bruslloft at the
front. General Scott, with the com
mandant of the Petrograd garrison,
visited the barracks of the First Regl
ment Guards, where, after refresh
ments were served, the Cossacks en
tertained the American soldier with
trick riding and Russlsn dsnclng.
There Is a refreshing lack of form
ality about the members, of the mis
sion. It Is an open door at the Wintsr
Palace. One goes up stairs and asks
any of them a straight question and
gets a straight answer In an hsnest
American tongue.
U.S. Destroyers Save 80 At Sea
Rush Far Out to Rescue Survivors of Torpedoed
Ships Sims in Command of
Allied Squadrons.
WITH THE AMERICAN DESTROYER FLOTILLA
IN BRITISH WATERS, June 20. After a record-breaking
dash at night in response to wireless distress calls, two
American destroyers arrived at their base in an English port
today with eighty survivors of two torpedoed merchant
ships The rescues were made at sa
point at sea farther from land .than
any torpedolngs have yet been re
ported. The total "run" on this errand of
mercy was several hundred miles.
Thirty-one survivors from one ship
were picked up In boats, and t little
beyond, forty-nine from the other
merchantman were encountered.
Vice Admiral Sims, the American
fleet commander, who is now In charge
of all allied naval operation! In this
section, talked with a numoer of the
survivors on their arlval :n port.
The flag of the American admiral
now floats from a flagstaff on a prom
ontory on the coast where It Is
visible for miles at sea.
Has Free Hand.
A brief message from London yes
terday brought the Navy Department
its first news of the appointment of
Vice Admiral Sims to command the
allied naval forces In Irish waters
during the absence of the commander
of that district. The department had
no other information as to the new
responsibilities placed upon the Amer
ican officer.
The Government has given Admiral
Sims wide powers to enable him to
meet any situation that may arise. Be
cause of the distance from Washing
ton to the scene of operations, no ef
fort was made to hamper him with re
quirements that he report for orders.
The admiral has full authority to act
on hU own lnltJtl"e In disposing the
lorces ai nis command so as to secure
the greatest co-operation with the
French and British navies and also
the maximum efficiency In the battle
against German submarines.
Tremendous responsibilities have
been placed on Admiral Sims' shoul
ders. The tale of torpedoed ships In
Irish waters Is an often repeated one.
It has been said that even without the
American vessels the British have
had thousands of destroyers, submar
ine chasers of all sizes and kinds.
mine sweepers, aircraft, and every
other known method of combating
submarines posted In these waters In
the eifort to keep open the shipping
lanes.
All of these forces are now under
dmlral Sims. On him also rests
probably the duty of arranging for
tne arrival and departure of commer
cial vessels, both trans Atlantic and
coastwise, that ply In Irish watres.
The British admiralty exercises rigid
control over all ship movements, and
no vessel leaves port until the naval
commander reports the seas free of
the enemy.
LOCAL COUNCIL OPENS
FOOD SUPPLY INQUIRY
It Finds Bakers Have Stopped Re
turn of Unsold Bread.
Washington today took the first
systematic steps toward conserving
the city's food supply, responding to
the request of the National Council
of Defense.
Charles F. Nesblt. chairman of the
committee on food supply and con
servation, said today that the Dis
trict Council had been asked to take
up with the bakers the question
of the return of bread unsold by
grocers and retailers, a practice
heretofore allowed. Inquiry among
the bakers, Mr. Nesblt said, develop
ed the fact that the return of unsold
bread was discontinued six weeks
ago.
The committee was Informed that
bread wasted in this way In some
cities amounts to 8 per cent.
A subcommittee, consisting of Wil
liam B. King. W. G. Carter, II. C.
Graham, and Charles F. Nesblt. today
began In earnest the task assigned
to It by the Commissioners. Inquiry
will be made Into the supply of food
In the District and the sources from
which It is obtained, methods of dis
tribution, and methods of conserva
tion and economy.
COTTON MARKET CLOSED
Liverpool Action Taken Following
Sensational Movements.
LIVERPOL. June 20 The cotton
association today closed the cotton
market here as the result of sensa
tional movements of that staple.
FLAG WHICH SHOWS
PROWESS OF U. S.
Admiral Sims' flag Is a rectangle
of blue, with three white stars
forming a triangle thereon.
The British vice admiral's flag
is white, with a vertical bar of
red and a horizontal bar of red.
with a red ball In the upper left
hand corner.
DANIELS DENOUNCES
NEWPORT IMMORALITY
Secretary Tells Rhode Island Goy-
ernor of Conditions There.
Startling conditions of Immorality at
Newport were called to the attention of
the governor of Rhode Island by Secre
tary Daniels today, because of their
effect on men in the naval training sta
tion there.
Daniels sent the governor a report on
a Department of Justice Investigation
revealing the "notorious houses of pros
titution and "open gambling houses"
were doing flourishing business In New
port. t ,
Daniels declared that when 'the
existence of these Immoral resorts,
with their "harpies of the under
world, was first called to the gover
nor's attention, the governor replied
tht there was no "unusual" degree
of immorality at Newport.
The Department of Justice probe
was Immediately launched.
Governor la Advised.
"As a result of this Investigation."
Daniels said today. "I have Just sent
to the governor of Rhode Island a
list in detail off some of the roost
notorious houses of prostitution and
open gambling houses in Newport,
also calling his attention to the ex
tent and methods of Illegal sale of
liquor to sailors and naval reserve
recruits.
Secretary Daniels declared that he
Is determined "nothing shall be left
undone" for the moral protection of
enlisted men in the navy.
"There lies upon state, local, and
national officers a moral responsi
bility, far outreachlng any technical
responsibility, to rrotect these young
men from that contamination of their
bodies which will not only Impair
their military efficiency, but blajt
their Uvea In the future and return
them to their homes a source of dan
ger to their families and to the com
munity at large," he said.
War Conditions Cited.
"The dangers are bad enough in
ordinary times; In times of war. when
great bodies of men are necessarily
gathered together, away from the re
straints of home, they are multiplied
manifold, and the harpies of the un
derworld flock to make profit out of
the opportunities.
If we fall In vigilance under these
conditions, the mothers and fathers
of the country generally will rightly
hold us responsible."
ARMY YIELDS OFFICER
FOR TRIAL FOR MURDER
War Department to Make No Pro
test for Captain Condon.
CHATTANOOaA, Tenn, June 20.
Dr. William J. Condon, army medical
captain, held here charged with mur
dering In New Brunswick, N. J.. John
V. Piper, college man, will be turned
over to New Jersey civil authorities
without protest of the War Depart
ment, It was stated here today.
GERMANS NOW SMOKE HAY
Cabbages and Lavender Also Used
As Substitute.
COPENHAGEN. June 20 (via Lon
don). The venerable Joke about cab
bage or hay cigars has become a sad
and serious reality In Germany owing
to the scarcity and high cost of to
bacco. The latest war substitute
within the purview of the governmen
tal department on substitutes Is com
posed of the elements mentioned, to
gether with other Ingredients like
strawberry leaves, lavender blossoms,
and sanu-jwood to Impart aroma.
SUNDAY MAY DROP
D. C. ENGAGEMENT
Evangelist Would Cancel
Capital Campaign.
EAGER TO PREACH TO TROOPS
Planning to Spend Next Winter In
Army Camps.
Billy Sunday probably will not come
to Washington next winter to con
duct the campaign against Satan that
he planned.
It was learned today that for a
week or ten days the whirlwind evan
gelist has been endeavoring to have
the Washington committee arranging
for his promised appearance cancel
the engagement
Billy wants to devote all of next
fall and winter preaching to the
American soldiers In training camps
on this side of the Atlantic. To do
this he would have to cancel engage
gents in Chicago, Washington, and
several other cities In which he was
scheduled to appear.
Several days ago he sent his son,
George, to Washington to talk the
matter over with the local committee.
George said his father felt It his duty
to do evangelistic work among the
soldiers, and did not want to keep
the engagements which would take
up his time next fall and winter.
Greatly Disappointed.
. The members of the local commit-
tee. called together by William
Knowles Cooper, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A, was greatly disappointed
over the news.
George came to Washington to lay'
all the facts before the committee of
Washington ministers and laymen.
and Indicated strongly that he wish-
ed to relurji.XoewYgjk and Inform I ment. V
his father that nehJd been releaVe3I,,,H.e'P""" makV'thls "nation really
from his engagement here. He did' Tee." Tell our Government that it
not get the release.
The opinion of the thirty or forty
ministers and laymen seemed about
evenly divided. The ministers be
lieved the evangelist should keep the
engagement. They argued that Wash
ington would be a focal point, that the
city would be filled with people from
all over the country next winter, and
that the Influence of Sunday's meet
ings and sermons would be felt far
beyond the confines of the District of
Columbia.
FUEL FAMINE FEARED;
U.S. CONTROL DEMANDED
Federal Trade Commission Asks
Pooling of Mine Output.
Drastic wartime Government con
trol, through pools, was urged for
coal, coke, and transportation by the
Federal Trade Commission today as
the only adequate remedies for an
alarming coal price and supply situa
tion. The recommendations are the
most revolutionary of their kind ever
submitted by the commission. Comply
ing with Congressional requests far a
coal probe, the commission pointed out
that the coal situation threatens In
dustries and Individuals and recom
mended: Flrst, that the production and dis
tribution of coal and coke be conduct
e. through a pool In the hands of a
Government agency; that the pro
ducers of various grades of fuel be
paid their full cost of production plus
a uniform profit per ton (with due
allowance for quality of product and
efficiency of service); and.
Would Pool Carriers.
Second, that the transportation
agencies of the United States, both
rail and water, be similarly pooled
and operated on Government account,
under the direction of the President,
and that all such means of transpor
tation be operated as a unit.
In addition to these main recom
mrndatlons, the commission advised
against recruiting miners for the
army.
Industry Is Paralysed.
Gambling In coal has been going
on. Also, to meet the shortages In
bituminous coal, many Industries have
used anthracite In steaming sizes,
thus lowering the output of domestic
sites.
"The commission believes," says the
report, "that the coal Industry Is
paralyzed by the failure of transpor
tation." The commission wsrned that If
conditions continue as they now
stsnd, there will be real suffering in
this country next winter.
CAMP CONTBACT8 LET.
The contrsct for the Fort Riley can
tonment camp was let to the George
A. Fuller Company, of New York, and
the Fort Sam Houston to Stora & Web
ster, of Boston.
DECLARE BEARERS
GUILTY OF TREASON
Attack Made As Russians
Reach White House.
PICKETS ARE NOT INJURED
Emblem, However, Is Torn to )
Shreds Police Refuse Arrests.
Two hundred and fifty persons, led
by four men, mobbed two woman suf
frage pickets at the gates of the
White House at 12:30 o'clock this
afternoon, and tore down the banner
bearing a legend attacking the Presi
dent. The attack came as a climax
of ten minutes of angry threats on
the part bf both men and women.
The banner was addressed to the
Russian mission which was received
by President Wilson at 12:10 o'clock.
It was displayed by two suffrage
pickets Miss Lucy Burns, and Mrs.
Lawrence Lewis, both members of
the National Woman's Party.
As Ambassador Bakhmetleff, head
of the Russian mission to the Uni
ted States, whirled Into the White
House grounds at 12:30 o'clock this
afternoon, to greet formally the
President of the United States, a ten
foot banner upheld by "suff" pickets
at the White House gates screamed
this message to him:
Call President DeeelfuL
President Wilson and Envoy Root!
are deceiving Russia. They say. 'We
are a democracy. Help us win
world war so thatedemocracy may
survive." We, the women of America,
I tell you that America Is not a democ-
racy. Twenty million American wo -
men are denied the right to vote.
President Wilson Is the chief oppon-
ent of their national enfranchise-
must liberate Its people before It can
claim free Russia as an ally."
In all the 250 days of White House
picketing by suffrage supporters, to
day's move was regarded by White
House attaches as the most daring
attempt yet made by the women
picketcrs.
An hour before the Russlsn envoy
reached the White House, the banner
was all ready for action and press
copies of the inscription had been
dropped before all the WhsT.e House
news writers.
Bearers Picked With Care,
The stsndard bearers picked for
the displaying of this particular ban
ner were Miss Lucy Burns, of New
York and Washington, and Mrs. Law
rence Lewis, of Philadelphia, both of
whom are members of the national
executive board of the Women's
Party, and both of them figured in
the banner dropping episode at the
Capitol severs! months sgo, while the
President wai addressing Congress.
The suffragists later gave out a
statement which read Uke this:
"We suffragists wish free Russia to
know that until the 50.000.000 Ameri
can women who are bearing and will
bear a large share of the burdens of
the present war are enfranchised
nationally, this Is not a free govern
ment. We are, in short, simply ask
ing free Russia to speak to a deaf
Executive on our behalf.
"It Is not those who demand Justice,
but those who deny Justice, who do
Injury to the country. We wish to
call the auction of President Wilson
to the fact that when he appoints an
envoy, who deals Indirectly with a
great ally, he Is not acting honestly.
Mr. Hoot declared In Petrograd a few
days ago that his mission came from
a democratic republic where 'uni
versal, direct, equal and secret suff-
rsge obtained. He knew he was
speaking falsely. He told the Rus
sian people that 'we love liberty and
He cherish above all, our posesslons.
the Ideals for which our fathers
fought and suffered and sacrificed
that America might be free.'"
Whltr House Indignant.
Officially, the White House was
silent concerning the latest attack
on the President by the sutfrsglsts.
but attaches of the executive offices
and the White House proper were In
dignant. The banner was carried to the
White House gates shortly before
12:30 o'clock. The automobile which
carried the members of the mlsilon
entered the White House grounds too
fast to make the reading of the ban
ner possible by the envoys to whom
It was addressed. Almost Immedl
ately. however, a-erowd 'gathered. At
first the crowd was merely curious,
but murmurs began spreading, and
one man walked up to Miss Burns
and said: "Take down that banner,
or I'm through with woman suffrage
for life."
Mrs. Lewis attempted to argue with
him, but the man walked away
All through the crowd, men and
women were copying the Inscription
on the banner. Soon the mutterings
SUFFRAGIST GREETING WHICH WAS
TORN DOWN.
"To the Russian Mission:
"President Wilson and Envoy Root are deceiving Russia.
They say, "We are a democracy. Help us win a world war so
that democracies may survive.
"We the women of America, tell you that America is not
a democracy. Tweny million American women are denied
the right to vote. President Wilson is the chief opponent of
their national enfranchisement.
"Help us make this nation, really free. Tell our Govern
ment that it must liberate its people before it can claim free
Russia as an ally."
of "treason." and "It's an outrage,"
began growing louder.
One man stepped In front of the
crowd and shouted, "Won't the police
pull that thing down?"
"No, no," shouted the crowd. "Let's
pull It down ourselves.
At that, one woman shouted to the
suffragists, "Your are a friend to the
enemy, and a disgrace to your coun
try." Then, with the crowd a angry
pitch, a man named Walter S. Tim-
mis, a New Tork architect, rushed at
the sign, pushed back Miss Burns, and
ripped the entire top part of the ban
ner from Its wooded frame work. In
an instant, four men were at his heels,
shredding the banner into bits.
j Police Appeal In Vain.
I The sergeant of police who had
been copying the banner, was taken
copying the banner, was taken corn-
a.pletely by surnrlse.
"Wait until I finish transcribing
this," he shouted to the crowd.
By this time, however, the banner
wal n ribbons, and the sergeant, aid-
led Dr two privates stationed Inside
tne While House grounds, rushed to
the side of Miss Burns and Mrs.
IttlsVJriojrthe storm cenUr'of
a crowd of angry men and women.
Tne crowd made no attempt to harm
either of the two standard-bearers,
who realized the futility of trying to
save their banner. Both women, how.
ever, clung to their posts, holding the
bare wooden framework between them
for more than ten mlnutea after the
banner had been ripped to pieces.
Then they walked leisurely away In
the direction of the headquarters.
At the end of ten minutes, two more
banners were rushed to thei scene of
the rioting and these were erected In
stead of the dilapidated and ruined
one. One of them read: "We demand
democracy and self-government in our
own land." The other one read: "Mr.
President, what will you do for wom
an suffrage?"
Itefnsea to Make Arrests.
A Secret Service man appeared on
the scene and said to the crowd:
"You are giving Just as bad an Im
pression by standing around here, as
these people are," pointing to the
suffragists. The crowd cheered
wildly.
"Are you going to pinch them?"
somebody yelled.
"No," he answered, "we won't give
them that satisfaction."
Timmls and his fellow sign wreck
ers were real two-minute heroes. The
PEACE PROJECTS CAST
SUSPICIONS ON SWISS!
Allies Will Keep Close Watch on I
Nation's Activities.
The forced resignation of Swiss For
eign Minister Hoffmann because of
his pro-German peace Intrigue, taken
In connection with former Swiss Min
ister Ritter's propaganda here, has
cast some suspicion on the complete
neutrality of Switzerland.
For this reason, the United States
and the allies probably will keep a
close eye on Swiss dealings, particu
larly to guard against transmission of
valuable Information or goods across
the Swiss frontier.
PARIS, Juhe 20. French newspa
pers today hailed the resignation of
M. Hoffmann from the Swiss Feder
ated Council as marking the end of
the long-continued Swiss peace moves.
some of which have been so persistent
as to create Irritation In allied coun
tries
Hoffmann's retirement was directly
due to his transmission of German
peace halt to Petrograd and was
forced by demand of a number of
Swiss newspapers, who saw In such a
move a breach of neutrality likely to
give affront to allied nations.
TEDDY'S SONS ON DUTY
Theodore, Jr., and Archie
Leave
Plattsburg Under Orders.
PLATTSBURG. June 20 Major
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Second
Lieut. Archibald Roosevelt have left
Plattsbursr for Governors lalanri In
accordance with confidential orders
given them.
crowd surged around them, everybody
trying to shake their hands.
There was one man. however, who
No man would do a
thing Uke that."
Tlmmls turned on the Interrupter.
"I'm a man." said the archlctect.
"Don't you believe It!"
The defender of the suffrage banner
walked away without further com
ment. Major Pullman, Superintendent of
Police, 'later called at the White
House t osee Secretary Tumulty. It
. was believed they conferred on the
question of finding some way to
abolish White House picketing. No
arrests were made as a result of the
rioting.
Attack Spectacular.
The attack on the banner was
spectacular.
It took place almost exactly at
12:30 o'clock, while the sidewalk In
front of the White House was
thronged with hundreds of Govern
ment employes returning from lunch.
It was not possible to learn the
names of those who helped) Tlmmls
In his attack, as they disappeared
almost' Immediately, tearing possible
trouble with the police.
One tlnr strand waa left hanging
to the framework ofUe banner when
the police closed In on the crowd, but
one man refused to be cheated of the
honor of helping tear the -Inscription
to pieces. He leaped between .two
policemen and snatched away the por
tion of the painted cloth remaining on
the frame. As the police grabbed
him. he turned over the piece of ban
ner with a smile. The blue coata
smiled and let him go.
Save Scraps Aa Evidence.
The torn sections of the banner
were carried to the White House
evIdenUy to be used as evidence of
some sort.
Major Pullman, after his conference
with Secretary Tumulty, aald it had
been decided that "there would be no
change In the attitude of the police
toward the suffrage pickets until the
White House consented to recognize
the pickets as something distinct from
the pickets on the White House fence.
The mobbing of the suffragists
completely overshadowed. In the eyes
of the general public, the momentous
reception of the Russian mission by
President Wilson.
Late this afternoon the regular
pickets were back at their old posts,
claiming a victory for the cause.
JENYOYS FROM BEGIUM
SEE EMBRYO OFFICERS
Mission Inspects Fort Myer Re-
serve Training Camp.
Baron Boncheur and members of
the Belgian mission today watched
the men who will keep President
Wilson's pledge to restore Belgium In
training for their labors.
With officials of the State Depart
ment, Baron Moncheur Inspected the
reserve officers training camp at
Fort Myer. Informal reviews of the
embryo officers were tendered the
Belgians.
Military members of the mission
spent the day In conference with offi
cials of the War College.
SELLS BONDS CHEAP
Man, Sorry for Hit Act, Buys Them
Back At Par.
NEW YORK, June 20. The Stock
Exchange reported yesterday the re
sult of an Investigation of the sales of
Liberty loan bonds under par last Frl-
dsy, which showed to the satisfac
tion of the governors that pro-German
Influences had not been behind the
transactions.
The exchange summarized the inves
tigation In this statement:
"The governing committee of the
Stock Exchange which made an Inves
tigation of the sale of Liberty bonds
below par last Friday has agreed that
the man who sold the bonds Is re
pentant and that he has bought them
bsrk at par He also stated he has
contributed J 100.000 to the Red Crow
fund.
WILSON RECEIVES
RUSSIAN MISSION
EflYoys Also Greeted By
Lansing aod Aides. -
DELEGATION UNUSUALLY BIG
Messrs Leave Henea Jerakgs
Hose Under Escort.
President Wilson formally received
the Russian mission to the United
States at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Shortly before noon Ambassador
Boris A. Bakhmetleff, the head of the
mission, accompanied by a large body
of mission officials, left the Hennen
Jennings home, on.Massichusetts ave
nue, where they are quartered, for
the State Department.
Under a Secret Service convoy, the
delegation was ushered into the diplo
matic reception-room at the depart-
met. where they were formally greet
ed by Secretary of State Lansing, As
sistant Secretary of State Phillips, and
other American diplomatic officials.
Shortly afterwards Ambassador
Bakhmetleff, Secretary Lansing, and
Charge d'Affalres Onou, of the RusslA
embassy here, crossed to the White
House, where the Russian dlplomatltV
were formally presented to the Presi
dent by Mr. Lansing.
Held la Green Iteaso.
The White House reception took
place In the Green Room and was
thoroughly formal In character. The
President was surrounded by his
military aides, and the reception was
In progress about twenty minutes.
The President formally exchanged
greetings with Ambassador Bakhme
tleff, without the services of an In
terpreter, as the- Russian official
speaks English fluently.
In the meantime, the army aad
navy officials of the mission had been
received by Secretary of War Baker
and by Secretary of State Lansing
at their offices In the State, War,
and Navy building.
The members of the Russian mis
sion have been quartered In two fine
residences In the Sheridan circle dis
trict, on upper Massachusetts avenue.
The main portion of the mission la
making Its home at the Hennen Jen
nings home, 2221 Massachusetts ave
nue northwest, while the "overflow"
Is being cared for at 2237 R street
northwest, only a few doors from the
home of Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo.
With the arrival of the mission in
Washington, a military patrol waa
Immediately established about the
Jennings residence, re-enforced with
Washington detectives and policemen
and a Secret Service operative.
Take Spla la Ante
Washington's fine expanse of streets
early tempted Prof. Lomonosoff. mem
ber of the council of engineers, and
several of his associates out for an
early morning spin In one of the big
tourliyr cars that the State Depart
ment has placed at the disposal of
the mission.
They toured the northwest section
for several hours, returning In time
to make the trip to the State Depart
ment with the ambassador.
The personnel of the Russian mis
sion is particularly heavy, and sev
eral of the representatives speak
English fluently. Immediately after
breakfast this morning a number of
the mission members gathered In the
library of the Jennings home to read
about themselves In the morning
papers.
M. Sooklne, one of the secretaries
attache to the mission, and a fluent
speaker of English, went over all
the morning papers, translating Into
Russian the news comments and
stories on the arrival .of the mis
sion. There are four ladles with the Rus
sian mission. They are Mme. "
Bakhmetleff, the wife of the am
bassador: the wife of Captain
Dubassoff, Mme. Poushkareff. and
Mme. Sergulevsky, also wives of
members of the mission. None of the
ladles, however, was In evidence this
morning.
WAR FUND REDUCED
Pennsylvania Defense Appropriation
Cut Hard.
HARRISBURG. June 20. The bill
authorizing the State to borrow not
exceeding J20.000.000 for war pur
poses waa amended In the Senate
yesterday so as to limit the amount
to t5.0OO.0O0.
The cut In the war fund has the
sanction of the financial dlrectora ot
the State. They Intend, according to
seversl of them, to raise from $!,
000.000 to $2,000,000 at once, and have
thi remainder of the f 5 000,000 avail
able at any time. Shou'd it be found
thnt the war fund I not nfflclent
an I thit the entire f20.00O.pon is
needed, they would hate a special
aasslon of the Legislature called.

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