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OF WAR'S DEMANDS
Warns That Americans Will
Be War Prisoners.
SUGGESTS SUPPLY DEPOT
British Publicist Tells of Enter
NEW YORK, June 21. Lord North
cllffe, British high commissioner to
the United State. In the first inter
view given at his official headquar
ters here yesterday, pointed out some
of the pitfalls this country faces In
"It Is Inevitable, of course," said
Lord Norticllffe, "that Americans
will beglnHJto hear soon that
some of her young men are
prisoners In Germany. For fight
ing; men to be taken prisoners
is no disgrace; It Is Inevitable In
"Tlist Tarawa ai & oaah T lis a
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not read that the Red Cross here has
taken any steps to promote the or
ganized feeding of your soldiers who
may soon become prisoners of war
In Germany. It is the policy of the
German government to place the onus
of feeding her war prisoners upon
the country from which those prison
ers come. This may or may not be
understood in the United States, it
"Early In the war we made the
great mistake In England of placing
the responsibility of sending neces
sities and luxuries to prisoners of the
fathers, mothers, and friends, of the
men captured. The result In Innum
erable cases was that parcels were
badly packed. As often as not the
package sent did not contain absolute
Trained Packers deeded.
"Eyentuallythere was much suffer
ing caused by the failure of trans
mission ofthese parcels by the friend
less receiving no parcels at all and the
.rich receiving too many that the
British Bed-Cross Society, with which
I have been Intimately concerned
since- the first of the war, started a
special department of trained packers.
"This department of our Red Cross
now knows that our men imprisoned
In Germany have different needs In
the different seasons of the year, and
therefore now Is packing articles and
sending them with Intelligent thought
"As the United States Is a long- way
from Germany and many articles
which your soldiers will wecome are
perishable, I think It would be wise
to establish a depot In Switzerland
for American prisoners of war In Ger
many, provided, of course, that the
Swiss government gives permission to
send food out of their country- Many
may think here that this suggestion
savors of looking a ery long way
ahead, but by the time your soldiers
are In the trenches winter will have
been upon them and untold suffering
will be entailed through the lack of
heat giving food and the dearth of
warm clothing and boots.
Given Wronk Kind of Food.
"The so-called food which the uer
man government gives to war prison
ers Is not the kind that Americans or
Englishmen can eat. Ignorance of
this caused one of the mistakes we
made In the first days of the. war.
"Another mistake we made was the
overcensorlng of soldiers' letters let
ters from soldiers to their families
and letters from families to soldiers.
Bo far as this country Is concerned. It
is hardly possible thai letters from
American families to soldiers, which
In war time will take fourteen days
to transmit, can contain much that
would be of value to the enemy w hen
"Soldiers' letters give the bost gra
phic accounts of the war. Such let
ters are real heart to heart messages.
nad 1 know of no more vivid pictures ,
of life at the front than these
straightforward eyewitness accounts
from the fighters themselves.
Amusements for e-oldler.
"Now, as to amusements for the
soldiers It didn't occur to us for a
long time that a fighting man must
have some material relief from the
terrific strain in front and back of
him. that when he Is out of the
trenches and is resting in the camps,
the billets, he must be amused.
"First of all the soldiers, your sol
dlers, should hate an abundance of
reading matter from home, especially
hfs 'home town' newspapers. He
fhould have aplenty of letters from
relatives and friends. The arrival of
the mail at the front Is a rare sight;
the man who doesn't get a letter Is a
very much disappointed Individual.
PROVIDES FOR DETENUES.
The American Government has es
tablished at Berne. Switzerland, a food
depot to distribute food to. American de
tenues In Germany, it was officially
announced today This Is under direction
oi me American legation, and every
effort Is being made to free those who
Revision of Food Bill Asked
Senate Movement To
the Subcommittee Opens New
. The possibility of the food control bill being referred
back to the Committee on Agriculture of the Senate, to be
overhauled, loomed up today in the Senate.
Such a movement lias been begun by Senators who main
tain that some of its provisions are unconstitutional. It is
likely there will be a sharp
will be a sharp clash
over the proposition of referring the
Senator Chamberlain has been In
conference with officials of the De
partments of Justice and Agriculture
for the purpose of ascertaining what
provisions of the bill can be elimi
nated without weakening it. Herbert
C Hoover also has been consulted.
It Is conceded that some features of
the bill probably would not be used.
As the result of these conferences.
and of Informal consultations going
on among the friends and enemies of
the proposed legislation, the Senate
I problem may be simplified to some
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extent. One of the features which
lt Is possible will be taken out re
lates to the Government taking over
Meantime, Senators are feeling the
int-nse pressure of public opinion In
favor of food control legislation. The
high cost of living Is causing a flood
Coal Question Presses.
As much Interest nearly Is being
displayed in the coal question as the
food question. Complaints about coal
prices are widespread, and are reach
ing Congress. The pending bill con
tains provisions with reference to
fuel, but some members say they are
not definite enough and that the bill
must clearly make possible Govern
ment control of coal from the mine to
the consumer. Efforts will be made
to do this.
In addition, there Is objection to
allowing the bill to be so drawn as
to permit a coal dealer, or anyone
Interested In the coal business, to
take chargefp the Governnuni-of
the coal situation under the proposed
law. This is aimed at the selection
of F. S. Peabody, or any other man
concerned in the coal business, to
administer the coal problem for the
Opponents Caught Napping.
Opponents of the food control bill
almost lost their breath for a few mo
ments today, soon after the session
opened. After the bill was taken up,
nobody seemed prepared to speak. '
"Well, If nobody desires to talk on
the bill, we might as well take a vote
upon it," said Senator Chamberlain.
A suggestion of a ote caused a
commotion, and Senator Gore of Okla
homa, one of those antagonistic to
the measure, hurriedly called for a
quorum. While a quorum was being
obtained, the opponents of the meas
ure scurried about and arranged for
Senator Sherman of Illinois to make a
speech. Senator Sherman said he was
opposed to the bill as It stands, and
proceeded to discuss It at length.
House Gets Up Speed.
The House went into high gesr on
the Administration's food control bill
today, and reached a unanimous con
sent agreement to end general debate
this afternoon. Chairman Lever said
he would exert eery effort to bring
the bill to a vote Saturday night,
although there would be no attempt
to shut off bona fide discussion under
the flve-mlnute rule.
Former Speaker Cannon threatened
to object to the early termination of
general debate, but agreed to with
hold objection in view of Lever's
When general debate was resumed
it was with the understanding that
about" 3 o'clock the reading of the
measure for nve minute discussion
and amendment will begin.
EX-GREEK KINGTO QUIT
CITY WHICH HISSED HIM
Will Leave Lugano, Switzerland, as
Result of Hostility.
LUGANO. Pw Itzerland. June 21
Knrmer King Constantine of Greece
and his family planned late today to
depart from Lugano to the like of
Thun. being evidently greatly cha
grined at the demonstration against
them during the two das of their
Tuesday evening the former Greek
monarch attended a concert In the
public square, but left hurriedly when
some foreigners there started vehe
mently hissing hfm On his way
through the streets other voices took
up the hissing, and even sought to
molest him. The ex-King entered a
cafe and slipped out through the back
As If he feared a repetition of these
exhibitions of hostility. I'onstantlne
and all his family remained closely
thelr hotel apartments all day
Refer Measure Back To
HUNS STEAL AWAY
IN HOURS OF DARK
Hindenhurg Evacuates Big Tract,
PKTROGRAII, June 1, Tke
all-Rusalan congress of workmen
and soldiers today unanimously
resolved upon an Immediate Rus
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN
THE FIELD. June 21 Some time
within the last twenty four hours the
Germans retreated out of all the ter
ritory west of the river Lys, from
near Warrenton southward. British pa
trols reported today they had failed
to encounter a single Prussian In
The enemy evidently realized the
critical position he occupied in the
Lys river bend, and hurriedly de
camped In the face of the British
Fighting keeps up locally all along
this northern part of the front. Late
Tuesday night the Canadians took the
remainder of the trenches below- Res
ervoir II1II. on the outskirts of Lens.
Three violent German counter at
tacks, which came immediately after
this victory, were promptly crushed.
The days are torridly hot. the only
relief being in almost tropical thun
der storms, accompanied by tvphoon-
like rains and sometimes hall, which
swirls down In curious "tracks"
some places reporting merely rain,
while Just adjacent the Icy pelets
rattle against the soldiers' steel
trench helmets like spent bullets.
Most of the fighting Is occurring at
dying of neglect
British and Indians Succumb in
LONDON. June 21 -Renter's corre.
spondent In Cairo says he learns from
reliable sourres that a large number ,
of British and Indian prisoners taken
by the Turks in Mesopotamia have I
succumbed to ill treatment or lack of
proper medical attention.
"A resident of Taurus." says the!
correspondent, "testified that in the
prisoners' camp there more than half
the men captured at Ktit el-Amara arc
dead. It It noteworthy that the Turks
would not allow a Swhs commission'
to vllt thi ramp or other camps of
the same type.
"Thirty seven British prisoners were
sent to a hospital under Kurnpenn
management, but soon after their ar
rival the Kuropean doctors and atten
dants were driven away, and a fort
night later twenty two of the pris
oners died of sheer neglect. Klfty
prlsoners who were captured at Kadia
could hardly stand when they arrived
at the hospital In Aleppo owing to
weakness from dysentery and starva
tlon." FRENCH REGAIN LINE
CAPTURED BY ENEMY
Win Back Position After Foe Pene
TARIS, June J I An extremely
violent nlta.k." thrown against
Krem h put-ftlons east of Vauvlialllon
bv fresh German troop., from the
Rui-oian front, penetrated Trench
trenches, the war office stated today. J
"The enemy made nn extremely vlo-j
lent attack east of Yauxhaillon with
fresh troops from the Russian front." I
the statement said. "Our counter at
tacks, breaking up the advantages
gained on the first onset, were fierce
ly resisted The Germans finally
penetrated our front trenches south
and north of Noisy farm. W re
gained the position this morning."
LONDON. June 21 A delayed Rus
sian official statement the first in
three days itam weight today to
General IlrusIlofTs pledge that Rus
sia w ill fight, as expressed In a mes
sage to Gen Sir William Robertson. .
chief of the Uritish Imperial staff.
The l'etrograil war office reported!
"fusillades and aerial activities on all
In honor bound, free- Russias
armies will not fail to do their duty," J
LEAVE YOUR ORDER!
OR GO BREADLESS
Supply Mast Be Asked for in'
Bakers, as Economy Move, Agree
on "No Return" Plan.
Beginning next Monday the house
wives of Washington who depend
upon the bakeries for the start of
life will have to adopt a new method
of bulng they will have to order
their -bread In advance.
In other words, the woman who
wants two loaves of bread Monday,
one Wednesday, one Thursday, and
two Saturday, will have to tell her
baker or grocer Just what her wants
Otherwise the baker or grocer will
not be able to supply her, for on
Monday a new ruling against the re
turn to the master bakers of stale,
unsold bread will go Into effect, and
the grocers and other retail supply
sources will buy only what they
have orders for.
Co-operate With Hoover.
This new rule Is the result of an
effort of the master bakers of the city
to comply with the wishes of Mr.
Hoover and the other Government of
flcals Interested In food conservation
who wish to cut off the waste which
has resulted from privilege granted
to grocers to return bread which
yhey had not sold. This return has
amounted to about S per cent of all
the bread baked In the district's bak
eries. The returned bread has been
In part sold at a low price to Insti
tutions and to feeders of hogs, and a
considerable portion has been burned.
Some weeks ago Mr. Hoover ap-
pealed to the master bakers of the
country to stop this waste. The na
tional association appointed commit
tees In each city to arrange for the
enforcement of the "no return" rule,
but It was determined In most of the
cities that July 10 was the earliest
date upon which the rule could be
put into effect.
Rule Effective Monday.
The Washington bakers, however,
were more expeditious", and at a meet
ing of the twelve largest bakers 'In
the city, held yesterday afternoon. It
was determined to begin the enforce
ment of the rule next Monday, June
On and after Monday, therefore,
the master bakers will not receive any
returned stale loaves. They will deliver
only the amount ordered In advance by
the grocers, and the grocers will order
only the amount that has been spoken
for in advance by their customer.
'o after Monday,
the housewives of
the District will have to order their
bread In advance or run the risk of
'having a breadless table.
I DEMANDS A BILLION
FOR AIRCRAFT PLANS
Aero Club President Believes That
A billion dollars for aircraft to blind
the "eyes" of the German army, was
asked of a subcommittee of the House
Military Committee today by Alan R.
Haw ley, president of the Aero Club
Appearing In support of the Shep-
pard Hulbert bill to establish an air
ministry. Mr. Hawley said 100.000
ner.. planes and from 10,000 to 20.000
aiitors will be required as this
ountr's "bit." Tlans of the Admin
strntlun call for a f UiiO.Oih1.000 ap
propriation for aircraft. This, Ilaw-
v. said. Is Insufficient.
Great itrltaln. with the tremendous
air service It already has. Haw-ley
said. Is planning to spend f575.000.oiM)
tins ear for aeronautics. The Brit
ish air services, he said, have about
I'lans of the poslofflce department
lo make use of aeroplanes after the
war for carrying mall and for ram-mer.-lal
purposes, he said, had been
adopted alM by other countries, and
nsure world-wide air service.
TO AID COAL SHIPMENTS
Commission Permits Railroads
To relieve the coal car shortage
and the relative coal famine at the
head of great lakes navigation, the
Interstate Commerce Commission has
authorized railroads to refuse rrcon
slgnmenta of coal cars. It was official.
ly learned today.
The step taken by the commission
means that self-unloading cars will
be kept on coal carrlng lines and not
reconslgned to other carriers, it will
expedite coal shipments.
ARMOUR DONATES $500,000.
UiNIXlN. June 21 J 'Ogilen Ar-
t.i ,.f i'hi ag
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Amern - .n ti,t cross iSOO.UOti. It Is .
announced by the Times.
HIGHER MILK RATE
Producers Discredit Report
DISTRIBUTERS VEIL WORDS
Decline to Deny Entirely Rumor of
Reports that the price of milk
would be Increased to consumers
from 2 to 3 cents a quart within a
very few weeks were' discredited by
producers, but not entirely denied by
distributers on inquiry by The Times
today. It was stated that since the
cost of milk to the distributers will
remain the same, probably until the
winter schedule of prices Is put Into
effect, there is no apparent reason
why the retail cost should be ad
vanced. D. A. Slaughter, president of the
Maryland and Virginia Milk Pro
ducers' Association, which represents
the milk producers supplying Wash
ington with milk, when questioned
today regarding the proposed ad
vance In the price of milk to the
So Ileason For Advance.
Speaking for the farmers, I know
of no reason why the price of nrilk
should be advanced to the consumer
at this time over the advance made
early In the summer. Producers are
receiving no more for their milk than
they did In April and May. Despite
. .e fact that grains are at a price
that Is almost prohibitive and that
it Is necessary to feed grains to a
large extent throughout the summer,
members of our organization do not
contemplate demanding a further in
crease for our product before Septem
ber or October, when the winter price
! ule soes into effect.
'f)t course dealers have other ex
penses besides the price paid the
producer, such as bottles, caps. Ice,
delivery, pasteurization, etc., and I
am not in a position to know to what
degree these Items have increased
costs, but so far em prices to the
I farmer are concerned they are'-thi
same now that they Were two or
three months ago."
"The real reason for the proposed
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'""'" " "" vastly increased ae -
mand, due to the Influx of so many
persons to Washington." declared one
"At the present time the supply Is
Inadequate. It is true that the price
of accessories, such as bottles and
caps. Ice. and coal, has advanced
some since the agreement was en
tered Into beginning May 1, between
the producer and the Cistriouier.
Whether this increase Is sufficient to
Justify a raise of 2 or 3 cents a
quart is something which should bo
left to unbiased authorities to decide.
Should lie Kept Dovtn.
"This Is the time of the year the
price of milk should be Kept down If
possible." said another distributer to-
day. "Should the price go up now It I
would mean that another increase
could properly be asked in the fall.
when It would be more rraonable t.
suppose that with the Increased cost
of feeding stock the cost of produc-
np milk uould be higher."
u nen in producer was given an
Increase May 1, local distributers ad
vanced the price of milk from 0 cents
a quart to 10, and -ome to 11 cents
Usually during the summer months
the prlco of milk has been reduced,
but the reduction was not made this
season. Increased cnt of placing
milk In homes and Increased price to
the producers were gicn as the rea
sons. At present the average distributer
here paj i the producer 0 rents or less
a quart for milk delivered In Wash
ington. BILL WOULD ENLARGE
D. C. SUPREME COURT
Senator Overman Offers Measure
for Two More Justices.
Senator Overman Introduced In the
Senate thl afternoon a Mil to au
thorize the President to appoint two
additional Justices of the District of
Columbia Supreme Court.
This Is the hill which was consid
ered In both houses in the last con
gress, hut which failed of passage at
the close of the session
Introduced makes no J
reference to an increase in the Court
of Appeals, nlthough efforts were
made In the Senate last Congress to
provide for an Increase In the mem
bervlilp of both courts. The bill was I
referred In the Judiciary Committee. '
and efforts will be made to have II
taken up for consideration soon.
The Increased business of the Dis
trict Supreme Court l the reason for
the proposrd legislation The i rowdert i
condition or the lahndir- has be n
iep.-at.-d' .all..! t ..itnil..n ,f
the Judiriarv i-nmnittu at both ends i
J of the CapltoL 1
EVEN A DIME WILL
HELP RED CROSS
Ten cents will buy enough
iodine to save a soldier's life!
Fifty cents will buy enough ab
sorbent cotton to stanch a wound!
One dollar will buy a pillow, a
hot water bag, or an ice bag.
Four dollars and fifty cents
will buy a stretcher.
.All these things and many,
many others arc desperately
needed now by our allies in Eu
rope, and. soon will be needed
for our own young men who
arc going across the seas to fight
Will you make a sacrifice to
give to this fund? Your brothers
are giving their lives.
Money is the least you can
Derail, o the local Red Cross
fund campaign on page B.J
U. S. Destroyer
German-born American Spies Out U-Boat Brit
ish Vessel Torpedoed While Being Con
voyed by American Warships.
B. J. W. PEGLER.
BASE OF THE AMERICAN NAVY FLOTILLA IN
ENGLAND, June 21. A German submarine was rammed and
sunk by an American destroyer, after a German-born Ameri
can bluejacket had spied out the underwater craft, according
to a belief expressed by the crew of a certain American sea
watchdog, which retlimed to port to!-'
day. This Is the first submarine whose
sinking has been attributed to crews of
the American patrol flotilla.
Cruising lu Cnlm Sen.
The destrojer In question was cruising
through a calm sea. Directly ahead -the
forward lookout sighted a periscope. The
submarine to which It was attached al-
Jagitlmmedlately submerged. B.y that
time the destroyer was so close to the
spot where the periscope had showed
that Its guns could not be depressed
sufficiently to fire. Every member of the
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surface shadow which would reveal the
In the midst of this eager watch, a
German-born lookout In the crew's nest
"There's she Is!" pointing directly
alongside the destroyer.
The American commander instantly
swune; his ship and those on board de
clared they felt the Impact of a col-
Even If the German submarine was
not sunk. It was said "that another anti
submarine device" which was immedi
ately brought Into play by the American
destroyer finished the Job.
In Tlil.k or Iblng.
Folk "back home" In the United States
ran be sure that the American flotilla
here is in the thick of things. Yesterday
a German U-boat torpedoed a British
ship at the very gates of the port where
the American destroyers make their
base and at a time when two American
vessels of the fleet were convojlng It.
The American destroyers were swinging
in a circle about their charge when the
submarine suddenly popped a torpedo
and Immediately disappeare beneath thel
surface. One of the crew of the vessel
was killed by the explosion. One of the
American ships landed the remainder.
Among the survivors was William Mc
Donald, of Buffalo. N. Y.
IN MARYLAND CONTEST
Prince Georges County Prohibi
tionists Gird for Fight Today.
ANNAroLIS. Md. June 21. The
"dry" forces of Prince Georges county
are ready for a stiff right to secure
the passage of the 'bone dry" bill
which was the special order In the
Maryland house of delegates Just after
that body convened at noon.
Two things have transpired to give
the prohibitionists new cuurage.
One was the publication of the fact
that the bill was sleeping In the tem
perance committee, and the other was
the letter of Secretary Daniels, In
which he asks the legislature to pa.s
the bill as a means of protection for
the young men of the navy In and
This letter gave the bill the dls-
tlnctlve character of a war measure
and put It within the scope of the call
for the special session Issued by Gov-
crnor Harrington. I
As the I sue now stands, the bill Is
likely to pass, with or without the'
referendum, ana lr tne latier provi-tiast
sion Is inriurted the el--n.n pmb-
ab', wil- b.- h. Id o -hat " ,, e
Georges may bram dry at the rime '
time that the District does. I
MOB LED BY WOMAN RIPS
SUFFRAGE FLAGS TO BITS
Mrs. Dee W. Richardson Attacks Hazel Hurikins
At White House Gates and Police Re
serves Disperse Crowd of 10,000.
Screaming "traitors!" an angry mob led by Mrs. Dee
"W. Eichnrdson attacked the suffrage pickets at both the
west and east gates of the White House shortly afternoon
today ripping down their yellow banners and trampling
theria in the street. A crowd of 10,000 persons looked on.
Mrs. Richardson was arrested.
Mrs. Hazel Hunkins, one of the pickets, climbed UDon
the palings of the White House fence, holding her flag aloft
In a vain endeavor to save It. Mrs.
Richardson climbed up after her.
scratching and clawing, and alter a bit-
COCCHI IS ARRESTED
IN ITALIAN REFUGE
New York Police Digging Up Cel
lars of Shops.
'nourai, .iTtxr, jm n.
Alfredo CoechL charged with tka
murder of Itnth Oncer, of rir
York -was arrested here today.
NEW YORK. June 21. Police today
began digging In two new cellars for
the bodies of two other girls who
may have met Ruth Crugert fate
at .the bands of the Italian motor
cycle shop keeper, Alfredo Cocchl.
CocchI formerly had shops above both
Other developments In the probe of
the Cruger murder mystery, including
a letter from the Cruger girl's father
to Mayor Mltchel demanding the re
moval of Woods and condemning the
Inefficiency of the police In his daugh
ter's case, came fast In the many
ramifications of the case.
Attempts have been made to get to
Consuelo Larue, an Informant of the
woman detective, Mrs. Grace Huml
ston, who found the Cruger girl's
body. Miss Larue Is In Polyclinic
Hospital recovering from a Jump from
a window to escape alleged ' white
The district attorney's office says
this girl today made a statement tend
ing to show an organized white slave
traffic existing between the United
States and South American countries
In which Cocchl inav have had a hand.
OFFICERS TO MAKE MAPS
Forty-five Assigned to Duty in Geo
' Forty-five officers of the Engineer
Reserve Corps were today ordered
into active duty, and assigned to the
United States Geological Survey for
duty In making military maps.
Major Alexander E. William was or
dered to Annlston, Ala to proceed
with the construction of & machine
gun target range, for use of the new.
national army troops to be quartered
After more than -13 years of ser
vice in the army. Col. Daniel A. Fred
erick, of Chicago, was retired today
from active service upon his own ap
plication. At one time he was a
member of the general staff.
HONORS SHOWER BELGIANS
Visiting Envoys Overwhelmed With
The members of the Belgian mission
to the United tSatcs have received so
many invitations to dinners and
functions since they reached America
that It was absolutely necessary for
'hem to devote today to straighten
ing out their engagement lists.
Members of the mission took
luncheon at the Larz Anderson home
on Massachusetts avenue, where they
are quartered, and will take dinner
there. The day was without special
events of any kind for the visitors.
TERRORIZED BY BOMBINGS
1IUKNOS AIRES. June 21. In the
rew davs boinb-i have been ex-
pl"d.-d in several places In the cap:-1
t H bu' no ...i- has been .killed A.
. . , .t. 'I.. I
of terror is attributed to 11T-Mm. I
ter struggle wrenched the banner away
and tossed It to the howling crowd.
These banners were ther old ones, ask
lnr the President what he Intended to do
for suffrage, which have been displayed
at the White House gates for month.
Cheers Heard For Blocks.
Immediately after these flags wera
ripped to bits a duplicate of the de
nunciatory banner addressed to tho
Rurilan commission was put tip at the
west gate- The crowd made a rush
forward and the sign went down in
stantly, amid the snapping of its wood
en framework and the wild" cheering
of the mob. which could be heard for
A big crowd had assembled shortly
after noon along the entire front Of
the Whits House to witness the erec
tion of the third banner addressed to
thj Russian commission. It failed to
appear at the scheduled time. While
the thronz- was waiting; 'Mrs. Richard
son suddenly, ran up to the yellow pen
non held by Miss Hunkins and spit
en It ,
"You are a, dirty yellow traitor."
Then she suddenly grasped the
cloth, ripped It, from the flagstaff,
after a fight, and threw It to the
crowd, which trampled It
-Another banner; held. by Mrs. R. D.
Haaeox.-ora.-lmtlarly treated. Both
pickets were roughly handled by Mrs.
Richardson, and both began to cry.
The crowd followed the bare poles
upon which the banners had been dis
played, which were now flourished by
Second Banner Gone.
The' pickets lost their second ban
ner at 10:45 o'clock this morning. It
took a crowd less than two minutes
to spot the objectionable emblem and
rip It to pieces. It was a duplicate
of the banner that was destroyed at
the west gate of the White House yes
Fifteen minutes later Miss Alice
Paul, nation! chairman of the Wom
an's party, had telephoned an Order -
for a third banner. Thds Is sched
uled to be "strafed" this after
noon. If the crowd kept to Its
schedule. Most of the spectacular "Tdck"
that characterized yesterday's attack oa
the suffrage pickets was absent from
the demonstration early today. The
crowd, which gathered within two min
utes after the' banner was displayed.
seemed to feel that It had a routine duty
to perform, and It perforated it. The
flag came away in sections, but one got
the Impression that somebody In the
crowd was trying to-be a two-minute
Today's Leader Anonymous.
The man who tore down the emblem
today wouldn't give his name, and es
caped In the throng before the police
could question him.
The day brought forth a left-over
hero, who Is said to have been one
of the ringleaders of the affair of
yesterday. He gave his name aa
George B. Montgomery, of Richmond.
Va and Is said to represent & Pitts
burgh steel company.
The first man ripped away the low.
er portion of the sign, but It wu
nearly two minutes later that Mont
gomery stepped forward and finished
Miss Lucy Burns, "survivor" of yes
terday's fray, was again one of the
supporters of the obJectionabU ban
ner, which. Just like that of yestsreay.
accused the- President and Knvtry
Root of "deceiving" Russia by saying
America Is a democracy
Miss Burns, however, had a new
companion today to hold the other
side of the emblem. She was Miss
Katherlne Morey, of Boston, and she
evidently had been under fire &eforo.
for she never changed cuicr when the
Crovtd AeniblCM Kariy.
,Vs early as b o'clock a crowd a!
several hundred curious persons lined
the curbing before the White. House
grounds, w-altlng for a demonstration
of some sort.
They waited until 0 o'ciock. and
then most ut them ha lo g. ,o
work. No pickets had appca-ea.
Shortly after 0 o'clock lreUdeiii V- V
son whlrlel away from th" v.blt
II0U4 In a. llnvitiMlue In nlnv r&!'.
bu-. the.o were no suffragists to
Krrr. ,ln Ove n' fan .inn Hoi:e,
. hendasurtr.auie winrsd!
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come to worlc. Mlu 'liuciu sad iii.J