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SUNDAY AS A DAY
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Says Opposi
tion to Sabbath Games
FALSE NOTION OF RELIGION
Declares Golf Links and Tennis
Courts Should Be Used by
By ELLA \V HFF I.F.R WHXXI \
|i ma pa change: lands
Jand seas change;
days of our early
Christian fathers. In
that it was a day of
horror to children
for humanly there are few localities
now where such solemnity and mor
bidness mark the coming of Sunday.
People have ceased to think that God
requires melancholy and gloom from
those who loved Him or that H® de
mands continual psalm singing on one
day of the week as evidence of a
Sunday For Recreation
As our land grows in population and
the Trusts prow in monopoly of the
soil and its products the struggle of
the masses for a livelihood becomes
greater and harder and the hours of
leisure and pleasure fewer. There are
hundreds of thousands of moral, hard
working. God-loving human beings all
about us who have no hours for re
creation or for life in the open air save
Any religion which debars these
people from innocent recreations on
that one day of the week is an un
wholesome religion and will never
open the gates of Paradise to its pro
moters or followers.
Lovers of golf and tennis find rest
for the mind and vitality for the body
In these harmless games. They send
the tired toiler back to his indoor
work on Monday morning with new
energy and a refreshed mentality.
Yet there are still a few of the old
type of bigoted religionists who would
prevent the opening of golf or tennis
grounds on Sunday if they could.
They would have the Puritan Sun
flay of solemn silence and continual
church going and psalm singing re
established. They would make it a sin
to be merry and laugh and sing any
thing but hymns on Sunday.
Looking Deeply Into Life
These- people have not looked deep
ly into life; they have not learned
that sunshine and fresh air and all
the gifts of Nature are an expression
of the God they worship; they have
not found out that health and vitality
and innocent pleasures and joyous
recreations are all agreeable to the
Great Father who watches over His
children just as they are agreeable
and gratifying to the human father,
who sees his children amusing them
selves in harmless ways and basking
in the beauties of Nature.
The people who play golf or tennis
or any outdoor game for the joy of
the exercise and the pleasure and
health to the obtained In this manner
are remembering the Sabbath Day
and keeping it holy.
It is a holy thing to be healthy and
happy and to rejoice in life and ac
tion. It is far holier than to sit In a
sunless room and mourn over the sins
of the world and comment on the
faults of one's neighbor.
Alone With Thoughts All One's Own
Every human being ought to sit
alone with his own thoughts a few
moments or an hour a day, and think
He ought to think about the Lords
of Karma who watch over human
lives, about the Invisible Helpers who
are near, about the dear ones who
have passed over the border to Spirit
This should be done EVERT DAY,
not merely on Sunday.
But It can be done In the open
•world, in the woods, or in the room
or in the church as one may choose.
Tt can even be done in the crowded
pub way or surface cars by those who
have learned how, through concen
tration of thought, to find silence In
the midst of noise and seclusion in
An hour, or a half hour, or a qnar- I
ter of an hour given EVERY day to
holy and peaceful and reverential
t.houghts opens the doors of heaven
to us far more certainly than keeping
Sabbath In the old-fashioned melan
choly manner, and by shunning all
pleasure, all games, all amusements
for one day In the week.
Exery day should be a holy day,
hut the one and only day in the week
when work-weary men and women
have freedom to enjoy the outer
world and invigorating games and
sports should not be spoiled by falre
notions of what constitutes religion.
It is sometimes easier to praise God
and love our fellow men while driving
a golf ball In the open air than while
sitting through an Interminable ser
mon based on worn-out dogmas which
misrepresent the glory and goodness
of our Omnipotent Creator.
This is one of the strongholds
which the Roman Catholic priests
have upon their people—they under
stand their need of such recreations
and encourage them in outdoor exer
cise on Sunday, so long as they are
faithful at service.
Germans Say They Won
Fight East of Paris
By Associated Press
London, Sept. 11, 11.15 A. M.—A
Central News dispatch from Amster
dam early to-day quoted General Von
Stein announcing an official statement
issued in Berlin that In the fighting
eaßt of Paris the allies captured fifty
guns and made some thousands of
It now appears there is an error in
the telegraphic transmission and the
Berlin statement is officially corrected,
according to the Amsterdam corres
pondent of the Central News to read
"To the eastward of Paris in the
vicinity of, and across the Marne parts
nt the German army were attacked by
hostile forces coming from Pari& Af
ter fierce fighting between Me&ux and
MontmlraJi, they repulsed the enemy
and even themselves advanced, but
on receipt of news of the arrival of
strong hostile columns began to re
tire. It.was not pushed bv the enemy.
The German troops took fifty guns
and some thousand prisoners."
FRIDAY EVENING, HAKRISBURG S&JS& TELEGRAPH SEPTEMBER 11, 1914
GRADUATES OF HIGH S
LEAVE FOR COLLEGE WITHIN FEW DAYS
jjk HAMPTO/V Mf
STEAM SHOVEL AND '
■ITER Oil Will
Gangs of Men Busy at Several
Places on River Wall;
Closing the Dam
While a steam shovel gouges tons of i
earth from the river bank at the foot
of Market street to prepare the foun
dations for the proposed coal wharf i
along the wall, concrete mixers, dump
wagons and a big gang of carpenters, J
excavators and Concrete gangs are
equally busy on other parts of the ■
city's "front steps."
From Iron alley to Market street
the wall and steps have been com
pleted. Between Market and Walnut 1
there Is a gap whiclr is to be filled by !
the 400-foot wharf. From Walnut
street as far north as South street
the stringers and base wall have been
finished: the steps have been placed
to a point beyond Pine street. More
pier forms are being set in the vicinity
of South street, and additional base
wall is being put in. As soon as the)
stringers are completed the contrac
tors will place the steps. With the
completion of the section to South
street it is expected that work will
be started immediately on the con
struction of the concrete walk from
\\ alnut street northward.
Ihinipinir Station Problem
The fact that the stringers must be
placed so close to the water's edge on
a high embankment in the vicinitv of
the pumping station, is still a problem
for the contractor. It means that the
work at that point cannot be pushed
as rapidly as is desired.
From Herr street southwardly, how
ever, gangs of men are placing string
eers and foot-wall, and it is expected
that the steps will be put down on that
section just as rapidly as possible.
From the northern end of "Hardscrab
ble" to a point near Muench the steps
have been finished and stringers are
in nearly to Maelay street. Not any of
the walk has been constructed north
of "Hardsi-rabble," however.
On the dam the work is almost fin
ished. Only «a narrow gap on the
western side remains, and this Is be
ing gradually closed. There are big
stretches at different places on the dam
that have not yet been fitted with
slabs, but it Is probable that the slabs
will not be adjusted on these sections
until the gap in the framework on
the western side is closed.
Paxton creek Improvement work is
moving along, too. The creek bed has
I been concreted to beyond Paxton
i street In the lower part of the city and
to a point above North street in the
upper district. It is purposed to close
| these gaps as soon as possible.
His Reprisal Threat
Stirs Up Ear ope
GENERAL FREDERICK FUNSTON
Washington, D. C., Sept. 11—Despite
the assurances of the administration
to the contrary, reports of prospective
trouble In Mexico continue. This
trouble Is likely to come as the result
of General Funston's threat of reprisal
of Carranza carried out his order sus
pending all train service between Vera
Cruz and Mexico City. American in
tervention Is sttil suggested in current
One diplomatic officer, commenting
laconically on the situation, said: "It's
a fine mess down there now." He re
fused to have anything; further to say.
Within the next week several dozen ?
high school graduates of this city will
leave their homes for various colleges. ! t
Many of the graduates have taken -
football, track and field honors here, I *]
while others have taken scholastic, i
honors. According to the Central and j s
Technical High School records, the j <
lixllowlng graduates will enter coilege: I i
Central—Helen Wilson. 934 North
Second. Swarthmore; Russell Lindsav. I
716 State, Pennsylvania State; Harold j i
Fast, 27 North Seventeenth, State; '
General Leman Tells
of Fighting in and
About Forts at Liege
By Associated Press
London, Sept. 11, 9.30 A. M.—Gen
eral Leman, the Belgian commander
who gained fame for himself by his l
defense of the Liege forts when hej
was made a prisoner sent the fol
lowing letter to King lbert of Bel
gium. according to an Amsterdam
dispatch the Central News:
"After the honorable engagement of
August 4, 5, 6 I considered that the
Liege forts could not play the role
of forts of arrete (prabably arrest or
stoppage!. I nevertheless maintained
the military government in order to
co-ordinate the defense as rruch as
possible and to exercise a moral in
fluence upon the garrison.
"Your Majesty is not ignorant that
was at Fort Loncin on August 6 at
noon. You will learn with grief that
the fort was blown up yesterday at
5.20 in the afternoon, the greater part
of the garrison being buried under the
ruins. That 1 did not lose my life in
that catastrophe is due to my escort
who drew me from a stronghold
whilst I was being suffocated from
gas exploded powder. I was conveyed
to a trench where 1 fell. A German
captain gave me a drink and I was
made a prisoner and taken to Liege.
"I am certain that I have shown
carelessness In this letter but I am
physically shattered by the explosion
of Fort Loncin. In honor of our arms
1 have surrwendered neither the fort
ress nor the forts.
"I design to ask your pardon, sirs.
In Germany where I am proceeding
my thoughts will be as they always
have been, of Belgium and the king.
I would willingly have given my life
the. better to serve them but death
was not granted to me.
'Lieutenant General Leman."
THE FORBIDDEN StBJKCT
Mayor Mitchel dined with Mr. Roosevelt.
They talked about the weather;
'lhey talked the latest dance;
They talked tne question whether
ihe iiiants liaa a chance;
'lhey talked ot streams
You tind in dreams.
That beat the fabled Styx;
But never, when together.
Did they talk politics:
They talked of macaroni;
] Tney talked ot oyster stew;
i They talked of batns at Coney;
i ihey talked of Piisen brew,
Tney talked about
| J. Johnson s clout;
I They taiKed of other licks;
j But mere is testimony
j 'ihey talked no politics!
I They talked of Paris fashions;
I l ney talked ot auto touts;
' They talked of ptiinal passions;
; i ney talked of Carlsbad cures;
Ihey talked of pies
And summer skies;
i They talked of bonds and bricks,
i But never. O Caucasians,
Did they talk politics!
They talked of modern drama;
Ihey talked of ancient tunes;
They talked of Tibet's Lama;
Tney talked of macaroons;
They talked ot pups
And yachting cups,
They taiKed or banies' tricks
And Hainey's panorama.
Hut ne'er talked politics!
A IKUiI I'E it) Tilt, CANDIDATE
One morning when Tom Shipp was
running for Congress in Indianapolis,
a man called him up on the telephone
and requested an interview with him.
Shipp had a busy day before him
and intimated that opportunities fur
interviews were limited.
"Well, Tom," said the voice over the
telephone, "you certainly ought to talk
to me. I've known you ever since
you were a little bit of a kid. You
know that, don't you?"
"Yes,"* said Tom mendaciously. "I
"And I've loved you as if you were
my own son," continued the voice.
"I've always been devoted to your in
terests. You know that, don't you,
"Of course," agreed Shipp.
"And always," relentlessly pursued
the admirer, "I've watched your career
and voted with unspeakable pride
your rapid advancement. It has made
me happier than I can say. You know
that, don't you, Tom?"
"Certainly," replied Tom, whose arm
was beginning to ache from holding
"You say you're too busy to see me
In your office?" asked the admirer in
an Incredulous tone.
"I've got an engagement somewhere
else," explained the candidate.
"Where will you be about half an
hour from krow?"
I Shipp considered for a moment.
| "In the lobby of the Claypool Ho
tel," he gave the information.
! "What part of the lobby?"
"Say, why do you want to know
that " asked Shipp.
".Well, you see," confided the other,
"I want to be sure of finding you—
land I really don't know what you look
like."—The Populir Magazine.
Howard Milligan. 538 PefTer, State;
James Gardner, 61 North Fourteenth,
State: Roland lienn, 1240 Mulberry,
State; Robert Rinkenbach, 216 Fors
ter, State: Carol Wllhelm, 814 North
Second. State; Boas Sites. 1008 North
Sixth, State: Porter Harris. 221 North
Second, State: Harold Gernier, 1012
James. Bueknell: Kathryne Shull.
Hummelstown. Wellesley; Sarah Wen
sell, Paxtang, Wellesley; Leo DeLone,
920 North Third, University of Penn
sylvania; Ruth Koons, 2121 North
Third. Hood, Frederick, Md.: Eliza
beth Dill. 300 Crescent, Drexel Insti
tute: Mildred Dull. 626 Camp, Millers
vllle; Aline Bateman, 426 Kelker,
Silent on Movements
By Associated Press
Berlin, via Copenhagen and London,
Sept. 11, 12.10 P. M.—ln accordance
with its principle of reporting only ac
complished with its principle of re
porting only accomplished facts the
general headquarters of the army in
Berlin is still silent concerning the
great battle which is being fought to
the east of Paris. The Berlin censors,
however, are permitting local papers
to publish dispatches from abroad and
from these the people of Berlin have
learned that great events are now tak
ing place. In the meanwhile the Ger
man fleet is active in the Baltic. It is
reported U> have invaded the Gulf of
Bothnia, where it captured and sunk a
Russian merchant steamer, the Ulea
Austrian Torpedo Boat
Blown Up Near Ferna
By Associated Press
Rome, Sept. 10, Via London. Sept. 11.
8:50 A. M. Acording to the Tribuna,
an Austrian torpedo boat has been
blown up near Ferna, twentv-seven
miles south of Triest. in Istria. after
striking a mine. A number of wound
ed Austrians. who have arrived in
Triest. state that d iring the battle of
Lemberg all the Austrian officers of
three battalions tied, leaving the bat
talions in the woods, where they were
annihilated. Only fifty men escaped.
Dutch "Angel of Mercy" Attends Wounded Uhlan
This photograph of a Dutch Slater attending a wounded German Uhlan
was taken a little over ten days «go at a Dutch hospital, just across the bor
der from Belgium. In the hospital are both Belgian and German wounded.
The men of the two nationalities are kept strictly separated. The room ad
joining the one in whitJ» thia photo waa snapped was filled with Injured Bel
State Normal; Mabel Harris, 2354
North Sixth. State Normal; Paul Ri
mer, 2239 Penn, Cornell; Max Relley,
129 Pine, Cornell; Mae Thompson,
1621 Chestnut, Albright: Donald
Smith. 502 Muench, Philadelphia Col
lege of Pharmacy.
Tech—Harry Cohen, 915 North
Sixth, State; John Gaugler, 8 Ever
green. Carnegie Tech: Albert Hart
wlck, 27 South Fifteenth, Carnegie
Tech: Morton Kay, 1802 Green, Le
high; John Lloyd, 83 North Seven
teenth. State: Tom Lippman. 632
Mahantongo, State; Luther Zimmer
man. 1524 Berryhlll, State; John El
seheid, 13 North Fifth, Lehigh.
Man Carrying Diary
Is Shot by Soldiers
I.ondon, Sept. 11, 4 A. M.—A Jesuit
priest who escaped from Louvain be
fore destruction of that city has
written his father. Philip Cooley, of
this city, as follows:
"All our people escaped except
eleven scholastlea One of these was
shot at once as he had a diary of the
war on his person. The others were
taken to Brussels where they were to
have been shot, hut the American
minister stepped in and stopped it.
He told the Germans that his govern
ment would declare war if any of
these persons were shot."
REALTY TRANSFER UP TOWN
A realty transfer of importance was
transacted to-day between H. F. Smith
and the Shearer Realty Company. The
property is situated at Third and Em
erald streets. Fourth and Emerald
streets and Logan and Emerald streets.
The amount paid by the Shearer
Realty Company was not made public.
SHE THREW BRICKS
Myrtle Reed was sent to jail this
afternoon. It is believed the woman
is demented. She was throwing bricks
at the neighbors who reside in the
vicinity of Cowden and Walnut streets.
FINED FOR SOLICITING
Miles Wilson, colored, aged 20 years,
was fined $25 by Mayor John K. Royai
this afternoon for soliciting. In de
fault of payment of the tine Wilson
was sent to jail.
J \ M THE TURKISH BLEND
% CIGARE "TTE
A^ieiully^blenH. oi I
Poincare Says Germans,
and Not French, Use
Deadly Dum Dum Bullets
Washington, D. C„ Sept. 11. Presi
dent Poincare, of France, has cabled
to President Wilson a reply to the
protest of Emperor William which
1 barged that the allies have been using
The French president declared in his
message that Emperor William was
attempting to shift the responsibility
for the use by Germany of dum-dum
bullets practically since the outbreak
of the war.
Russian Hospitals Care
For Wounded Austrians
By Associated Press
London, Sept. 11, 12.45 P. M.—
Reuters Telogram Company has a dis
patch from its correspondent at Pet
rogxad and says that after the recent
fighting with the Austrian left wing,
the enemy s rear fled In such panic
that regiments became inextricably!
mixed and blocked the roads and
bridges. Those furtherest behind re
sorted to the strength of their arms to
force their way through the men
ahead of them. The roads were litter
ed with overturned carts, the horses
evidently having been used as mounts
by the men in retreat.
Many Russian hospitals, the corres
pondent continues, to-day harbor more
Austrian wounded than Russian.
A correspondent of the Bourse Ga
zette, the Reuter man continues, re
counts that at Bendzin, in Russian Po
land, the Germans compelled some Po
lish miners to load the coal trucks
of their trains. The miners did so.
but concealed high explosives in the
fuel. The results were appalling, it
is said that one military train was de
stroyed and that an ammunition fac
tory was wrecked. Cossacks are
credited with having wrecked a Ger
man armored train carrying quick fir
ing guns, at a point northwest of
Young Girl Attacked by
Germans Before Eyes
of Her Helpless Mother
By Associated Press
New York. Sept. ll.—Prince Nich
olas EiigalitchcfT, former Russian vi<-e
--cnnsnl in Clilea<jo. returning to America
to-day on the steamer Flandre, made
public a statement whleli. he said, had
been given liliu In Paris by William
A. Clark, former l T nited States senator
from .Montana, wltli the request that
It be given to the American press. The
"'rell the American people of this
case, which I have investigated. It is
that of a Belgian family, the father of
whom was shot dead hy the Germans
and the mother lashed to a chair,
while the soldiers attacked her
16-year-old daughter before her eyes.
The mother became a raving maniac.
I have the daughter under my care
French Storm House
and Discover Uhlans
Paris, Sept. 11, 6.35 a. m.—The
residents of a small locality in the
Department of the Oise informed the
military authorities of the strange
doings in a house in that vicinity and
that they suspected that spies were
working there. A company of zouaves
was sent to the place and during their
inquiry they were fired on from the
place. Taking the house by assault,
they found several Uhlans inside, who
It was found received the reports of
spies regarding the number and move
ments of the French forces.
London. Sept. 11. 3i2S P. M. The
official bureau to-day gave nut
thr following announcementi "The gen
eral retirement of the enemv con
tinues. The British forces yesterdav
captured l,.'itlll prisoner*, including
wounded, and several guns, including
Maxims and large quantities of trans
Paris, Sept. tl. 3(17 P. M. News
from the fighting line to the east of
Paris Is to the effect that at some
points the Germans have retired from
sixty to seventy-five kilometers (from
thirty-seven to forty-six miles).
Paris. Sept. 11. llilo A. M. The
Figaro this morning prints a state
ment to the effect that there are about
20,000 priests serving In the ranks of
the French army.
I.ondon, Sept. 11. 2i3o P. M. The
Admiral-ty reports that most of the
prisoners aboard the Hamburg-Ameri
can I.lne steamer Rethanla, which has
arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, a prlr.e of
the British, are from the crew of the
Kaiser Wllbelm Der Grosse, who escap
ed In a collier when the liner waa sunk
hy a British cruiser.
Bordeaux, Sept. 11. t rtO p. M.
President Polncare has written a letter
to Minister of War Mlllerand, asking
htm to convey the congratulations of
the Ciovernment to General Joffre and
the French army on the brilliant suc
cesses gained In co-opera-tlon with the
Kngllnh allies. In repulsing the Germans
to the east of Paris.
New York, Sept. 11. The llrat ship
ment of dye stuffs to reach here from
Gernnny since the beginning of the
war. arrived September 7, It was learn
ed to-day, as part of the enrgo of 'the
steamship Botterdniu. The shipment
consisted of 350 packages consigned to
Washington, D. C.» Sept. 11. Sec
retary Daniels had before him to-day
a protest agalnert navy censors in Mar
coni wireless telegraph stations.
Through Its counsel the company con
tends that the Navy Department has no
lurisillctlon or authority over Ha opera
New York, Sept. 11. Five liners,
bringing Vmerlcan home from Europe,
landed 2.0(12 passengers In New York
to-day. Among the vessels was the
Creole, chartered by the Government
for the relief of Americans, which ar
rived with 126 persons. ,
TOWN LIKE AN EMPTY SHELL
By Associated Press
London. Sept. 11. 2.55 A. M.—An
Amsterdam dispatch to the Chronicle
says that the Belgians are back again
In Termonde, which town Is like an
empty shell after th" destruction don?
by the Germans when the residents
were unable to raise a contribution of
KESHER ISRAEL 10
OPEN JEWISH SCHOOL
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discussed for opening a Jewish school
in Harrisburg. A complete board of
directors was elected. Rabbi Album,
of Philadelp'na, was elected principal
and given authority to select such
teachers as he may need. Pupils will
I be enrolled within the next two weeks,
jlt Is expected that the school will
l opt P lln attendance of 250.
Until such a time when a morti
suitable place can be secured for
schools of various grades, the rooms
on the first floor of the synagogue will
be used as school rooms. All branches
of study found in the curriculum of
Jewish schools in other cities will be
taught in Harrtsburg. Rabbi Album
is highly recommended as a man who
will fill the needs of the new school.
These officers will have charge of the
President. David Goldberg; vice
president, S. Krantzman; secretary.
M. Winfield; treasurer, M. Gross; di
rectors, Max Williams. W. Friedman.
S. Michaelwitz, Samuel Irishman, Da
vid Kline, Simon Frank, Eli Golstein.
The new school board will meet next
week to take up other details.
to Protest to Wilson
By Associated Press
New York, Sept. 11. —The King of
Belgium commission to protest against
German violation of Belgian neutral
ity and alleged atrocities in Belgium
arrived here to-day enroute for Wash
ington where they will outline their
case to President Wilson.
Count Louts de Lichtervelde, secre
tary of the commission, said:
"I have read what is said to be the
statement of Emperor William that
Belgian citizens fired on German sol
diers. Except in isolated cases this is
not so. With the breaking out of the
war King Albert issued an official
proclamation which was distributed
in large posters in all the cities, com
manding civilians to take no part in
the fighting. The same notice was
carried in the daily newspapers.
"I was In Antwerp about August 20
when German air craft passed over
the city and dropped bombs. One of
these dropped on a government build
ing not far from where I stood. Sev
eral innocent persons were killed."
Washington, Sept. 11.—As President
Wilson goes to < 'Ornish. N. H., to-day
for the week-end, it will not be possi
ble for him to receive the Belgian
commision here before his return next
week. If the commission comes to
Washington to await the President's
return it probably will be received In
the meantime by Secretary Bryan.
Marked Advances Made
Against German Force
Washington, Sept. 11.—The French
embassy to-day received from Bor
deaux the following dispatch dated
September 11, but presumably written
"To-day at eighteen o'clock (6
p. m.) from indications given by the
War Department, marked advances
against the German right wing have
been gained by our troops. To the
north of La Feit. Sous Joumrre, the
first German army was obliged to re
corss the Marne and yesterday night
below a lone formed by the river Lad
hins and Mezy and Rere en Tradenos.
"The Marine valley was free from
German troops according to reports
by the British aviation corps. Our
troops at Champaign were forced by
the Third Germany army to retire to
Gourgancon and Salonis, but part of
what we lost was regained.
"The Fifth German nrmy before.
Vassin-court in the Argonne was at
tacked by our troops. We progressed
"The Fort Genicourt in the Meuse
was attacked by the Germans.
"Slight progress on the road to
Champenolx. Part of that' advance
"As for Maubeuge we have' no offi
cial confirmation of its having been
taken. The garrison was not half
what German agencies say.''
Treaties A brogated
Washington, D. C., Sept. 11. A.
Rustem Bey, Turkish Ambassador, was
advised yesterday by his government
that all conventions between the Pow
privlleges or restricting the sover
ers and Turkey conferring special
elgnty of the Porte had been abro
The Ambassador made this an
"A cablegram to the Turkish Am
bassador from the Ottoman Minister
of Foreign Affairs states that by Im
perial irade the Ottoman government
has abrogated from October 1 the
conventions known as the capitula
tions restricting the sovereignty of
Turkey In her relations with certain
"Alt privileges and immunities ac
cessory to these conventions or issu
ing therefrom are equally repealed.
Having thus freed ltvelf from what
was an Intolerable obstacle to all
progress in the Empire, the Imperial
government has adopted as the basis
of Its relations with the other Powers
the general principles of international
! In announcing receipt of the cable
jgram the Turkish Ambassador said,
'"This war is Turkey's opportunity."