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THE SEMI WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
SCORES THE KAISER
PRESIDENT SAYS MILITARY MAS.
TERS DENIED U. S. RIGHT
TO BE NEUTRAL.
FILLED COUNTRY WITH SPIES
Failed In Attempt to Spread Sedition
German People In Grip of Same
Sinister Power That Has
Drawn Blood From Us.
Washington, Junu 10. President
WHkoii In a Flag day addrotw dullv
crcd hero on Thursday declared that
we were forced Into tho world-wide
war by the extraordinary Insult and
aggressions of tho military masters of
Germany.
The president's address In part Is as
followH:
My Fellow Citizens: We meet to
celebrate Flag Day because this flag
wlilch wo honor and under which wo
serve Is the emblem 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. The choices are ours.
It floats in majestic silence above the
hosts that execute those choices,
whether In peace or In war. And yet,
though silent, It speaks to us speak
to us of tho past, of the men and wom
en who went before us and of the rec
ords they wrote upon It. Wo celebrate
tho day of Its birth; and from its birth
until now it tins witnessed n great his
tory, has floated on high tho symbol of'
great events, of a great plan of life
worked out by a great people. We are
about to carry it Into battle, to lift It
where It will draw tho fire of our en
emies. We are about to bid thousands,
hundreds of thousands, It may be mil
lions of our men, the young, the strong,
tho capable men of the nation, to go
forth and dlo beneath It on fields of
blood far n.vay for what? For some
unaccustomed thing? For something
for which it hns never sought the Are
before? American armies were never
beforo sent across tho seas. Why are
they sent now? For somo new pur
pose, for which this great flag has nev
er been carried beforo, or for some old,
familiar, heroic purpose for which It
has seen men, its own men, dlo on ev
ery battlefield upon which Americans
bavo borne arms slnco the Revolution?
Theso nro questions which must be
Answered. Wo nro Americans. Wo In
our turn serve America, and can serve
her with no private purpose. Wo must
uso her flag as she has always used it.
Wo nro accountable at tho bar of his
tory and must plond in utter frankness
what purpose it Is wo seelc to serve.
United States Forced Into War.
It 1b plain enough how wo were
forced into tho war. The extraordi
nary insults and aggressions of tho Im
perial German government left us no
Belf-respectlng choice but to tnke up
arras in defense of our rights as a free
peoplo and of our honor us a sovereign
government Tho military masters of
Germany denied us the right to be neu
tral. They tilled our unsuspecting com
munities with vicious spies and con
spirators and sought to corrupt the
opinion of our peoplo in their own be
half. When thoy found that they could
not do that, their agents diligently
spread sedition amongst us and sought
to draw our own citizens from their
allegiance, nnd soma of thoso agents
wcro men connected with tho ofllclnl
embassy of tho German government it
self hero In our own capital. Thoy
sought by vlolcnco to destroy our in
dustries nnd nrrest our commerce.
Thoy tried to Inclto Moxlco to tako up
arms against us nnd to draw Japan In
to a hostllo alliance with her nnd
that, not by indirection, but by direct
suggestion from tho foreign olllco in
Berlin. Thoy Impudently denied us
tho uso of tho high seas nnd repeated
ly executed their throat that thoy
would send to their death any of our
peoplo who ventured to approach the
coasts of Europe And many of our
own peoplo wero corrupted. Men be
gan to look upon their own neighbors
with suspicion and to wonder in their
hot resentment nnd surprlso whether
thcra was any community In which
hostllo intrigue did not lurk. What
great nation in Bitch clrcumstnncos
would not hnvo taken up arms? Much
ns Wo had desired peace, It was denied
us, and not of our own choice. .This
flag under which wo servo would have
been dishonored hud wo withheld our
hand.
No Emnlty Toward German People.
But that is only part of tho story.
Wo know now as clearly as wo knew
beforo wo wero ourselves engaged that
vo are not enemies of tho German peo
plo nnd thnt they are not our onomlos.
They did not originate or deslro this
hideous war or wish, that wo should be
drawn Into It; nnd wo nro vaguely con
scious that wo nro flchtlmr their cause.
us they will some day see It, as well as
our own. They nro themselves In tho
grip of the same Blntstcr power that
las now at last stretched its ugly tnl-
tins out and drawn blood from us. Tho
whole world is In the crln of that now
tr nnd Is trying out tho great battle
Mich shall determine whether It is to
be brought under its mastery or fling
itself free.
Tho war was begun by the mllltarv
masters of Germany, who proved to bo
also tho musters of Austria-Hungary.
Taese men imvo never regarded na
tlons ris peoples, men, women, and
children of like blood nnd frame as
themselves, for whom governments ex
isted nnd In whom governments hud
their life, They hnvo regarded them
merely as serviceable organizations
which thoy could by force or intrigue
bend or corrupt to their own purpose
lliey have regarded the smaller state,
In pin llcular. and the people wm
could be overwhelmed by force, as
their nam nil tools nnd Instruments of
domination. Their purpose htfs Ions
been avowed.
Tho deiiiHnds made by Austria upon
.Serbia were a mere single step In n
plan which compassed Europe anil
Asia, from Berlin to Bngdnd. They
hoped thorn demands might not arouse
Europe, but they meant to press them
whether thoy did or not, for they
thought themselves ready for the final
Issue of arms.
Vact Empire Planned.
Their plan was to throw a broad licit
of Gorman military power and political
control across the very center of Eu
rope anil beyond the Mediterranean In
to the heart of Asia: and Austria-Hungary
was to he as much their tool and
pawn as Sorbin or liulpirlii or Turkey
or the ponderous states of the East.
The ilreiim had Its heart at Berlin. It
could have had a heart nowhere else!
It rejected the Idea of solidarity of
race entirely. The choice of peoples
played no part In It at all. They ar
dently desired to direct their own af
fairs, would be satisfied only by undis
puted Independence. They could be
kept quiet only by the presence or the
constant thrent of armed men. The.
German military statesmen had reck
oned with nil that and were ready to
deal with It In their own way.
And they have actually carried the
greater part of that amazing plan Into
execution! Look how things stand.
Austria Is at their mercy. It has acted,
not upon Its own Initiative or upon tho
choice of Its own people, hut at Ber
lin's dlctntlon ever since the war be
gan. Its people now desire pence, but
cannot have It until leave Is granted
from Berlin. The so-called central
powers nro In fact but a single power.
Herbln Is at Its mercy, should Its hands
he but for n moment freed. From
Hamburg to tho Persian gulf the net
Is spread.
Why Berlin Seeks Peace.
Is It not easy to understand the eag
erness for pence that has been mani
fested from Berlin ever since the snare
was set and sprung? Peace, peace,
peace has been the tnlk of her foreign
office for now n year and more; not
peace upon her own Initiative, but up
on the initiative of tho nations over
which she now deems herself to hold
tho advantage. Through all sorts of
channels It hns come to me, nnd In all
sorts of guises, but never with tho
terms disclosed which the German gov
ernment would be willing to accept.
That government still holds n valuable
part of France, though with slowly re
laxing grasp, and practically the whole
of Belgium, It cannot go further; It
dare not go bnck. It wishes to close
Its bargain before It is too late and it
has little left to offer for tho pound of
fiesh It will demand.
Tho military masters under whom
Germany Is bleeding see very clearly
to what point Fnte has brought them.
If they fall back or aro forced back
nn Inch, their power both nbroud nnd
nt homo will fall to pieces like a
houso of cards. If they can se
cure peace now with tho Immense ad
vantages still in their hands which
they liavo up to this point apparently
gained, thoy will hnvo Justified them
selves before the Germnn peoplo; they
will hnvo gained by forco what they
promised to gain by It: an Immenso
expansion of German power, nn Im
menso enlargement of Germnn Indus
trial and commercial opportunities. If
thoy fall, their people will thrust them
aside; a government accountable to
tho people themselves will be set up
in Germany as It has been In England.
In tho United States, In Frnnce, and
In all the great countries of tho mod
ern tlmo except Germany. If they suc
ceed they nro safe and Germany and
tho world aro undone; If they fall Ger
many Ib saved nnd tho world will bo nt
penco. If they succeed, we nnd nil
tho rest of tho world must remuln
nrmed, as they will remain, and must
mnko rendy for. the next step or ag
gression; if they fail, the world mnj
unlto for pence, and Germany mny bt
of tho union.
Seek to Deceive World.
Tho present particular aim of the
masters of Germnny Is to decclvo nil
those who throughout tho world stand
for tho rights of peoples nnd the self
government of nations; for they see
whnt Immenso strength the forces of
Justlco nnd of liberalism aro gathering
out of this wnr.
Tho sinister Intrigue Is being no less
actively conducted In this country thnn
In Russia and In every country In Eu
rope to which tho ngents nnd dupes of
tho Imperial Germnn government enn
get nccess.
United States In W,ar for Freedom.
The great fact that stands out above
nil the rest is thnt this Is u People's
war, n wnr for freedom and Justice nnd
self-government nmongst nil tho mi
ttens of the world, a war to make the
world safe for tho peoples who live In
It nnd have made it their own, the
Gormnu people themselves included;
nud that with us rests the choice to
break through nil theso hypocrisies nud
patent cheats nnd musks of hruto force
nnd help set tho world free, or clsu
stand aside nnd lot It be dominated i
long age through by sheer weight of
arms nnd the nrbltrnry choices of self
constituted mnsturs, by tho nntlon
which can mnlntaln the blggotot armies
and the most Irresistible armaments
n powcr'to which the world has af
forded no parallel and In tho fuco of
which political freedom must wither
nnd perish.
For us there is but ono choice. Wo
hnvo made it. Woo be to tho man or
group of men that seeks to stand In
our way In this day of high resolution
when every prluclplo wo hold dearest
Is to bo vindicated and made securo for.
tho salvation of tho nations. We aro
ready to plond nt the bur of history
unu our nag snail wenr n new luster.
I- n i e sight for tho regulation Springfield rille that Is being tested by the quurteri.... ici s department
of the United States Marine corps. 2 Gen. Sir Herbert Plainer, commander of the British army that made the recent
big drive between Ypres and Armentleres. a Scene In the Bethlehem Steel works where Uncle Sam Is ranking heavy
armament for su.ier-dreadnaughtH. 4 Alexander, king of Greece, who has been placed on the throne to succeed his
father, Constnntlne, forced to abdicate by the allies.
NEWS REVIEW OF
THE PAST WEEK
King Constantine of Greece Is
Compelled to Abdicate by
the Allies.
SECOND SON SUCCEEDS HIM
Liberty Loan of Two Billions Over
Subscribed by People of United
States Hope for Russia Re
vives President Wilson's
Great Flag Day Address. -
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
Another ruler was pushed off his
throne Inst week, nnd another nation
probnbly added to thoso in uctlvo con
flict with tho control powers. This
time it la, Constantino I, king of the
Hellenes, who has lost his crown. Af
ter diplomatic Intriguing and open
quarrels that had been going on over
slnco tho war started, ho was forced
by tho allies to abdicate, nnd his eld
est son, the crown prince, was barred
from tho succession becnuse of his pro
Germnn proclivities. ConHtnntlne,
however, wus allowed to preserve his
dynasty, at least for the present, by
nominating his second son, Alexander,
us his successor.
Tho abdication of tho king was
brought about by Senator Jonnart of
France, who went to Greece empow
ered by tho nllles to settle finally the
position of that country In the war.
Ho Informed Premier Zalmls that
troops wcro nt his disposal to curry
out his decisions, but appealed to tho
premier to uso his Influence townrd n
peaceful arrangement. After consult
ing the crown council, the king decid
ed to quit, nnd his abdication was an
nounced on Tuesday morning. Both
Constantino nnd tho formor crown
prlnco hnvo left Greece nlrendy.
Muy r. ean Much to Allies.
If Greece now decides to participate
nctlvely in tho war, she can throw into
tho field an army of 600,000 men, well
trained but not sufficiently equipped.
Venlzelos, the former premier and
consistent opponent of Constantino's
wnr policy, hns bnck of him 100,000
men, nnd though tho nrmy In general
wns loynl to the ex-king, it Is predicted
tho entire lighting forco of the nation
will now tnke up nrms against the
Toutonlc powers and Turkey. This
might bring about n decided change In
tho Balkan situation. With the Greeks
ncttng with the nllles from tho south
and tho reorganized Roumanian army
nnd possibly the Russians striking
from the north, tho line of communi
cations between Germany nnd Turkey
might well be cut and tho Turks-forced
to sue for peace. "
Alexander, tho new king of Greece,
who Is twenty-four years bid, took the
oath on Wednesday. It Is reasonable
to supposo he will act in accord with
tho allies, for he has kept free from all
pro-Gormnn activities and seems to be
ncccptablo to M. Jonnart. In fact, he
cannot do much otherwise, for tho en
tente forces promptly seized control
of all of Greece. Professedly, their
nlm Is tho restoration of tho constitu
tional government of thnt country. It
was stated scmlofilclnlly In Wnshlngton
thnt tho United States had not taken
nny part in tho deposing of Constan
tino nnd hnd not been consulted by the
entente powers. This emphasizes the
fact thnt wo nro nllles of thoso powers
In wnr, but not necessarily In diplo
macy. Tho purpose of tho allies wns not ac
complished ontlrcly without bloodshed.
A Greek colonel at Larlssa fired on
French cnvnlry, killing two officers
nnd four privates. In tho brief tight
Unit ensued GO Greok soldtors wero
killed nnd H20, Including Bl officers,
wero tnken prisoner.
Liberty Loan a Great Success.
Amcrlcn's reply to tho sneering as
sertions of Germany that tho war is
Wilson's war and Is not supported by
tho peoplo of tho United States enmo
with n loud sound when tho books on
tho Liberty Lonn wero closed Frldny
noon, It was announced thnt tho lonn
of 52,000,000,000 had been handsomely
oversubscribed, nnd tho significant
fact is that It hns been taken up main
ly by the Individual men, women and
children of the nntlon, not by tho
great llnnnciul Institutions. This not
only Is ni6st desirable from an econo
mic point of view, but Is conclusive
evidence that the entire nation Is back
ing tho government In the conflict
against despotism. It was only neces
sary that the people should be awak
ened to the real situation, and this was
done with energy nnd efficiency by the
press und by Innumerable speakers
throughout the land.
Renewed Hope for Russia.
Hope nnd despnlr concerning Bussln
alternately take possession of the al
lies. Just now it Is tho turn of hope,
nnd there is n real prospect that the
new republic not only can bo prevented
from making sepnrute peace with the
Teutons, but may even be restored as
n potent military factor. Minister of
Wnr Kerensky Is succeeding to some
extent In re-establishing discipline In
the army, nnd nn Incident on the Rou
manian front, when three mutinous
regiments were forced to uncondition
al surrender by n lnrgo number of loynl
troops showed thnt most of the soldiers
nro disposed to back up the provision
al government. Tho All-Russian coun
cil of pensnnts, furthermore, pnsscd by
a vote of T.,000 to 4 a resolution to cut
off food supplies from Kroustadt if the
town did not Immediately Join Its rev
olutionary forces to those of Russian
democracy, and demanding that the
government at once force the absolute
submission of Kronstndt.
President Wilson's notcto Russia,
defining America's war alis, was re
ceived with much satlsfaqtlon every
where except by the radical Russian
socialists and in Germany, nnd was
promptly followed by one from Great
Britain which vlrtunlly stnted thnt Mr.
Wilson hud spoken for his entente nl
lles. Of course the lnterpretntlon of
the phrase "penco without annexu
tlons" Is still n stumbling block, for
Grent Brltuln, Franco nnd Italy take
the position thnt the restoration of
"stolen" lands, such as Alsace-Lorraine,
Italia Irredenta and other re
gions, must not bo considered as annex
ations. Tho Root commission, which
had n triumphant trip across Siberia,
Is counted on to do n great deal townrd
bringing Russln to tho scratch again,
and nt this writing it really looks as
though she will not yield to the blan
dishments of the knlser nnd his social
ist and pacifist emissaries. The great
change In Greece also Is looked upon
as likely to Influence Russia because
of tho effect It is sure to have on the
Balkan situation.
The very wenkness of the Russian
provisional-government has caused the
Germnn conscrvntlsts to abandon hope
of persuading Russln to n separate
peace, for as Herr Heydcbrand, their
leader, says, such a course would be
futile unless tho government were
strong enough to combat tho allies
Russia would be forsaking.
Mr, Root nnd his colleagues and nlso
tho American railway engineering com
mission reached Petrograd on Wednes
day. On tho same day the Russian
mission to tho United States landed nt
n Pnclfic const port nnd stnrted for
Wnshlngton. It is headed by Boris A.
Bakhmetleff ns speclnl ambassador.
General Pershing In France.
General Pershing and his staff, after
several days of work and entertain
ment In London, crossed over Into
Franco nnd were enthusiastically re
ceived In both Boulogne nnd Pnrls.
The whereabouts of his expeditionary
force culled by the Germnn press nn
American urray bluff hud not been nn
nounced at the time of writing.
There wero two significant develop
ments on tho battle fronts of Europe.
Tho Italians, resting for the present
from their advance on Trieste; made
a vigorous attack on the Austrlans In
tho Trcntlno, gaining somo Important
posts and again threatening Trent. On
tho Belgian front near the senconst
thero wns grent nctlvlty by the nrtll
lory, seeming to indicnto the Intention
of tho nllles to try for n push In that
region toward Ostend and Zeebrtiggc.
The British made securo their gains of
last week and ndvanced farther east
and northeast of Messlnes, while the
French repulsed all attacks farther to
tho south. Tho allies seem to have
adopted n now plan in France, ranking
each drive n battle complete In itself;
they hnvo demonstrated, they feel, thnt
tho German military power enn be
crushed, nnd tho speed with which this
Is to ho done depends largely on the
aid given by tho Uulted States,
On Thursday It was announced thnt
the Germans had abandoned important
sections of their front, between Lys
river and St. Yves.
Wilson's Flag-Day Address.
Flag Day, June 14, wus marked by
the enthusiasm and solemnity by
which it wns celebrated throughout the
country, and also by n notable address
by President Wilson in Washington. Mr.
Wilson again set forth clearly the rea
son why wo hnve entered the wnr,
forced thereto by the Insults and ag
gressions of the German government;
he drew a vivid picture of the German
Intrigues In the Balkans, Turkey, Per
sia, India nnd Egypt nnd described tho
grent German plan to throw a belt of
military power and political contrbl
across the center of Europe nnd Into
the heart of Asia ; he told how far this
scheme hnd been cnrrlcd townrd suc
cess, nnd where It had been foiled, nnd
then scnthlngly denounced the deceit
ful efforts to secure peace that the Ger
man government has been making for
a year because It knows Its plan hns
failed and is trying to preserve Its po
litical power at home and, Indeed, Its
very existence.
The president fairly took the blue
off tho friends nnd partisans of the
Germnn government in this country.
They will mnke no headway, he de
clared, for they and their thlnly-dls-giilsed
disloyalties aro known, nnd tho
truth Is plainly seen by our people.
"Woe be to the man or group of men
that seeks to stand In our way In this
day of high resolution," cried the chief
magistrate, "when every principle wo
hold denrest is to bo vindicated and
made securo for the salvation of tho
nations."
Japan has been stirred to fresh lr
rltatlon against the United States be
cause our government sent a note to
China regarding the dissension there
and expressing the hope that tranquil
lity might b'e established. The Japa
nese nssert that their special position
in China is vital and must he jealously
guarded, and that the United States,
In sending the note without first con
sulting Japan, Ignored that special po
sition. Secretary Lansing explains thnt tho
Irrltntlon of Jnpnn wns caused by a
bogus copy of tho American note pub
lished In Tokyo.
Jnpnn is about to send a commission
to the United States to arrange co-operation
In tho wnr between the two nu
tlons, nnd to discuss the complex ques
tions concerning the far East. Tho
mission is to be headed by Viscount
Klkujlro Ishll, formerly foreign min
ister. Haiti and the Dominican Republic
have both severed diplomatic relations
with the Germnn empire. Every llttlo
helps.
Murderous Air Raid on London.
The Germnns on Wednesday made
another of their murderous und useless
nlrplnne raids on London, dropping
quantities of bombs mostly on the
East end. Ninety-seven persons wero
killed nnd 437 wounded. Among tho
dend wero 10 women nnd 20 children.
The raiders wero soon drlvefi off by
British aviators nnd nntl-nlrcrnft can
npn. It is n wonder that these repeat
ed raids do not drive the British to
reprisal on omo of tho unfortified
cities of Germnny.
Tho weekly report of the British ad
miralty showed 88 British vessels sunk
by submarines, the largest number for
five weeks, but still far below tho mark
set by tho Germans as necessary for
the starvation of England. Among tho
victims of U-boats reported during tho
week wcro the American steamship
Petrollte, the Leyland liner Anglian
nnd tho South Atlantic liner Sequnnn.
The last named was carrying Senega
lese troops and 100 men were lost. An
American steamship on arrival nt an
Atlantic port reported that she had
rammed nnd sunk n German subma
rine. In congress the conference report on
the nrmy nnd navy deficiency appro
prlntlon bill was accepted and this
grontest of wnr budgotn, carrying $3,
ri00.000.000 was sent to tho president
for his approval. The administration
food control bill enmo up for discus,
slon In the sennte and was bitterly
attacked by Senntor Reed of Missouri
nnd others because of tho power it
proposos to lodge In n "food dlctntor"
or somu other agency selected by tho
president, itr. Reed nlso severely
criticized Herbert O. Hoover, whom
Mr. Wilson hns selected us hend of the
food control ngency.
mum RE STER
NATION'S HOUSEWIVES TO FORM
CONSERVATION ARMY.
HOOVER OUTLINES HIS PLAN:
Not to Walt On Congress Over-Subscription
to Liberty Loan Will
Not Be Accepted.
Wnshlngton. Herbert C. Hoover
bus Issued a statement outlining hi
plans for enlisting the nation's house
wives as actual members of tho food
administration and appealed to them,
to Join him In the fight for conserving
food and the elimination of waste.
He Is proceeding at the direction of
President Wilson, who, without wait
ing for congress to enact the adminis
tration food bills, directed him to pro
ceed with organization of the food ad
ministration so far as it contemplates
assembling volunteer efforts.
Mr. Hoover's statement Is practi
cally as follows: "Wo ask every wom
an In the United States engaged lu
the personal control of food to rogls
ter for actual membership In the food'
administration, thus entering directly
into the national service. We shall
later on ask various classes of men
likewise engaged In food prepnrntion
nnd distribution to nlso volunteer to
the national services In their various
branches. Since food will decide tho
wnr, ench American womnn enn do a
real national service by protecting
the food supply of the nation. Ninety
per cent of Amerlcnn food consump
tion passes through the hands of our
women. The proper assurance of tho
food to our allies will not only en
courage them, but It will mnlntaln'
therii In wnr.
"Tho high prices Which nre hearing
so hard tin tho poor and the more
moderate wage earners In this coun
try nre partially duo to tho shortago
of supplies In tho world's market.
"A single pound of bread saved
weekly for each person will Increaso
our export surplus of wheat 100.000,
000 bushels, and nn avcrnge snvlng of
2 cents on each meal every day for
each person will save to the nation
for war purposes .$2,000,000,000 per
annum.
"The women of the nation will be
gin registering July 1, nnd contlnuo
for fifteen days. It will consist
simply In nsklng every womnn In tho
country to volunteer this Important
service by signing nnd mnlllng to the
food ndmlnlstrntor, conservation di
vision, Wnshlngton, the following:
pledge:
"I nm glad to Join you In tho serv
ice of food conservation -Tor our na
tion, and T hereby accept membership
In tho United Stntes food administra
tion, pledging myself to carry out tho
directions nnd advice of the food ad
ministrator In the conduct of my
household. In so far as my clrcum-
stances pen 't."
"On receipt of the pledge we wilt
send our preliminary Instructions and.
n household tag. to be hung In tho
window. The Inslgnln of the food ad
ministration will consist of the na
tional shield, and we hope to hnve It
displayed In every home In tho Unit
ed Stntes. Tn nil of tho arrangements
which wo plan to make during the
forthcoming yenr for tho supply of
our nllles wo will bear the first re
gard to our own peoplo, that they
shall have plenty, provided that they
eat wisely and without waste."
RU68 Army Ordered to Fight.
Petrograd. The duma in secret ses
sion hns bus pnsscd a resolution for
nn lmmedliito offensive by Hussion
troops. The resolution declnres u sep
nrnto pence with Germnny or pro
longed inactivity on the buttle front
to bo Ignoble treason townrd Russia'
allies.
Oppose Seperate Peace.
. A stirring proclamation placing tho
council of workmen nnd soldiers' dele
gntes on record ns irrevocably opposed
to a sepnrnte pence wn3 adopted by
the council; The proclamation was.
prompted by Austrian and German ef
forts to lure Russia into a separato
peace.
Small Investor to Keep Bonds.
Washington. Secretary, McAdoo an
nounced that no part of tho great
oversubscription to the Liberty loan
would bo nccepted and thnt his state
ment of May 10, in which he declared'
that the Issue would bo limited to
$2,000,000,000 stood good now ns then.
Tho announcement will result In
paring down hundreds of the larger
subscriptions uptll tho total reaches
tho $2,000,000,000 limit. Tho oversuli
scrlptlon will total between $700,000,.
000 and $000,000,000. It Is posslblo
that nil subscribers up to $10,000 wllh
receive their allotments In full.
Slacker Given Year In Prison.
Phllndclphln. Pn. F. D. Becker, a
nntlve born American, wns sentenced
to ono year's Imprisonment under tho
peloctlve draft net for falling to
register. lie hnd plended guilty, de
claring that his sympathies wero with.
Germnny.
Asks Big Sum for Sailors.
Washington Secretary Daniels ask
ed congress for $700,000 Lfor-wrtVm-clothlng
for bluo-Juckets on cold duty
nt sen and for amusements lb keep,
huppy in training camps.

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