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19IJL VOL LIX. NO. 117 GERMAN CHANCELLOR DEFIES CLAMOR FOR PEACE TERMS Bluntly Refuses to Yield to Demands by the Conserva tives and Socialists Time Not Ripe AIMS TO MAKE SEPARATE PEACE WITH RUSSIA Declared That the Military Positions Have Never Been So Good Since the Beginning of the War Praised Deeds of U-Boat Men Asserted That He Would Not be Swayed by Pressure From Any Source and That He Was Not Under the Spell of Any Party or Clique State4 That the Best Interests of the Nation Demanded Reti cence Socialist Leaders Threatened That if France and Great Britain Renounced the Idea of Annexation and Germany Insisted on Annexing Territory There Would be a Revolution No Mention Was Made of the United States During the Session of Reichstag. Eeriln, via London, May 15, 11.40 p. xn. In one of the most vigorous and plain-spoken speeches he has yet made before the reichstag since the outbreak of the war, the imperial Ger man chancellor today bluntly refused to entec into a discussion of Ger many's peace alms as demanded in Interpellations by the conservatives and socialists. Dr. von Betbmann Hollirfg asserted that these called for the government's specific peace pro gramme, the announcement of which wouid at the present time not only be cremature but which it would be dif ficult to formulate and also of no ser vice to the nation in the present sit uation. Not to Be Swayed. While appreciating the passionate desire of all classes to know the gov ernment's views, the chancellor plain ly declared that he would not permit himself to be swayed by presure from any source and that he was not. under the spell of any party clique. The best interests of the nation, he be lieved, demanded that the reticence he had Imposed on himself In the face of continuous clamor since December, 1915, should be observed by him until the moment was ripe. He was sure that such a course would be endorsed by th nation at large, which contin ued to rally around its emperor, and would also meet the views of the ma jority of the members of the reichstag. The chancellor then briefly viewed the present military situation and Ger many's relations to the neutrals, in the course of which he warmly praised the attitude adopted by Spam. Declines to Make Statement. "These Interpellations demand from me a definite statement on the ques tion of our i"ar alms," said the chan cellor. "To make such a statement at the present moment would not serve the country's interest. I must there fore, decline to make it. "Since the winter of 1914-15 I have been pressed from one side, now from the other, publicly to state our war aims, if possible with details. Every day they were demanded from me. To force me to speak, an attempt was made to construe my silence regardiufi the programme of the war aims of in dividual parties as agreement. Against that I must again resolutely protest. On giving liberty for the free discus sion of war- aims. I had it expressly declared that the government could cot and would not participate In the conflict of views. I also protested against any positive conclusions what ever regarding the government's atti tude being drawn from the govern ment's silence. No Differences on Peace Question. "T now repeat this protest in the most conclusive form. What I was ever able to say about our war aims J say here in the reichHtag publicly. Thy were general principles they could not be more but they were clear enough to exclude Identification such as was attempted with other pro grammes. Those of the fundamental lines have been adhered to up to to day. They found further solemn ex pression in the peace offer made con Jointly with our allies on December 12, 1918. The supposition, which has re cently arisen, tha-ti some differences of opinion existed on the peace question between us and our allies belongs to the realm of fable. I expressly affirm this now with certainty. I am at the same time expressing the conviction that the leading statesmen of the pow ers which are our enemies are with us. "I thoroughly and fully understand the passionate interest of the people In the war aims and peace conditions. I understood the call for clearness which today is addressed to me from the right and the left But In the dis cussion of our war aims the only guiding line for me Is the early and natlsfactory conclusion of the war. Be yond that I cannot do or say any thing. Will Withstand All Pressure. "If the general situation forces me to reserve, as is the case now, I shall keep this reserve, and no pressure either from Herr Scheideran or Her Koesike will force me from my path. X shall not allow myself to be led as tray by utterances with which Scheid eman at a time when drumfire sounds on the Aisne and at Arras, believed he could spread among the people the pos sibility of a revolution. Not In the Hands of Anyone. The German people will be with me In condemning such utterances. "T am reproached for being in the hands of one party, but I am not In the hands of any party, either the Eight or Left. I am glad I can state that definitely. Jf I am In the hands of anyone, I am In the hands of my peopie whom alone I have to serve, f.ghting for the existence of the nation, Vmly arranged around the kaiser, yjgytn thay tr ugt.and -wtojEriiat them. POPULATION 29,919 The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Anjier Paper,': and ' its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population The kaiser's word of August lives un altered. Roesicks, who sets himself forward as a particular protector of this word, has received in the kaiser's Easter message the assurance of the unaltered existence of the kaiser's word. Asks Support of People. "I trust that the reserve that I must exercise you would be unscrupulous on my part did I not exercise it w.ll find support from the majority of the teichstag and also amongst the peo ple. For a month past unparalleled battlns have been waging on the west front. The entire people, with all its thoughts and sorrows and feelings, is I with its sons up there, who with un- ruuiiicu Leuauiiy anu uename or death, resist the daily renewed attacks of the English and French. Entente Allies Not Ready for Peace. "Even today I see no readiness for peace on the part of England or France, nothing of the abandonment of their excessive aims of conquest and economic destruction. Where then were the governments who last winter openly stood up before the world in order to terminate this insane slaugh ter of peoples? Were they in Lond:n or in Paris? The most recent utter ances which I have heaxa from London declare that the war aims which were announced two years ago remain un altered. "Even Herr Scheidemann will not believe that I could meet this .decla ration with a beau geste. Does any one believe, in view of the state of mind of our western enemies, that they could be induced to conclude peace by a programme of renunc.a tion ? "It comes to this. Shall I immedi ately give our western enemies an as surance which will enable them to prolong the war indefinitely without danger of losses to themselves? Shall I tell these enemies come what may we shall under all circumstances be people who renounce: we shall not touch the hair of your head. But you who want our lives, you can, without any risks, continue to try your luck. Will Not Renounce Successes. "Shall I nail down the German em pire in all directions by a one-sided' formula which only comprises one part of the total peace conditions and which renounces successes w7 by the blood of our sons and brothers and leaves all other matters in suspense? "No, I will not pursue such a policy. That would be the basest ingratitude towards the heroic deeds of our peo ple at the front and at home. It would permanently press down our peop'e down to the smallest worker in all their conditions of life. . It would be equivalent to surrendering the future of the Fatherland. Declines to Set Forth Programme. "Or ought I, conversely, to set forth a programme of conquest. I deil'ne to do that. CCries from the Eight "We are not demanding that.") It it hss not been demanded, then we ar r one opinion. I also decline to set forth a programme of conquest. We d?d not go forth to war and stajid in bat tle now against almost the whole world, ifot In order to make conquests. but exclusively to secure our existence ana to establish firmly the future of the nation. A programme of conquests helps as littla as a programme of re conciliation to win victory and the war. "On the contrary I should therehv merely play the game of the hostile rulers and make it easier for them further to delude their war-weary peo ples into prolonging the war immeas urably. That, too. would be base in gratitude towards our warriors near Arras and the Aisne. About Russia. 'As regards our eastern neighbor. Russia, I have already recently spok en. It appears as if new Russia had declined for herself those violent plans of conquest. Whether Russia will, or can, act in the same sense on her al lies, I am unable to estimate. Doubt less England, with the assistance of her allies, is employing all her ef forts to keep Russia harnessed to En gland's war chariot and to traverse Russian wishes for the speedy restora tion of the world's peace." Would Make Peace With Russia. "If, however, Russia wants to pre vent further bloodshed and renounc es all violent plans of conquest for herself; if she wishes to restore dur able relations of peace side by side wtih us. then surely it is a matter of course that we, as we share this wish, shall not disturb the permanent rela tionship in the future and will not render its development impossible by demands, which, indeed, do not accord with the freedom of nations and would deposit in the Russian nation the germ of enmity. (Thunderous applause.) I doubt not that an agreement. aiming exclusively at a mutual un djeratanding could . be attained, which Cabled Paragraphs Noordam Sails from Rotterdam. Rotterdam, via London, May 16, 9.M p. m. The Holland-American line steamer Noordam sailed for the United States at noon today, having on board a number of Americans. The vessel will proceed through the so-called German "safety zone." FIRE IN RECEIVING BUILDING AT NEW YORK NAVY YARD Caused a Loss Which Will Run Into Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars. New York, May 15. Fire of un known origin which started shortly before 11 o'clock tonight in th flvfl- I story brick receivting building: at the New York Navy yard, destroyed that structure and caused a loss . which probably will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. On either side of the ordance dock leading to the buildings are moored interned Ger man steamships. These, however, were not damaged. A large quantity of clothing and other supplies was burned. The Are, discovered by a watchman, was not checked until it had burned for an hour, and reduced the receiving build ing to ashes. Rear Admiral Usher, commandent of the yard, and the oth er officers aided the bluejackets in fighting the names. Dr. G. S. Sembrach Dead. New York. May IS. Dr. Guilaume Stengel Sembrach, husband of the op era eiroger, Marcolla Sembrach, died here today in hi3 71st year. excludes every thought of oppression and which would lease behind no sting and no discord. Military Position Never So Good. "Our military position has never been so good since the beginning of the war. The enemy in the west de spite his terrible losses, cannot break through. Our U-boats are operating with increasing success. I won't use any fine words about them; the deeds of our U-boats men speak for them selves . I think even the neutrals will recognize that. Praise For Spain. "So far as compatible with our duty towards our own people, who come first, we take into account the inter ests of the neutral states. The con cessions which we have made to them are not empty promises. That is the case in regard to our frontier neigh bors, Holland and Scandinavia, as well as those states which, on account of their geographical position, are es pecially greatly exposed to enemy pressure. I am thinking in this con nection especially of Spain, who, loy al to her noble traditions, is endeavor ing under great difficulties, to pre serve her independent policy of neu trality We thankfully recognize this attitude and have only one wish that the Spanish people reap the reward of their strong1, independent policy by further developing their power. Approaching Satisfactory End. j "Thus, time is on our side. With full confidence we can trust that we are approaching a ' satisfactory end. Then the time will come when we can negotiate with our enemies about our war aims, regarding which I am in full harmony with the supreme armv command. Then we will attain a peace which will bring us liberty to rebuild what the war has destroyed in the unhampered development of our strength, so that from all the blood and all the sacrifices an empire, a peo ple, win rise again strong. Independ ent ana untnreatenea by its enemies, a bulwark of peace and labor." Leader of Catholio Center Party. Following the chancellor. Dr. Tetr Spahn, leader of the Catholic Center party, speaking in the name of the Centrists, the National Llberalists. the Progressive People's party and the majority of the German fraction, said: "We are unanimously agreed that at the present a thorough discussion in the reichstag of our war aims rightly understood would not serve the inter ests of the Fatherland. The German people's desire for peace is directed to wards an agreement which will euar- ontee the existence of the German em pire, her political, economic and world power and freedom of development and which would prevent forever our exclusion from the world markets which Great Britain desires. The German people also has confidence in a peace which will approach the aims the chancellor definitely laid down in former speeches. Opposed to Enemy Interference. "We resolutely oppose all enemy in terference in the domestic affairs of Russia. We are attentively follow ing the struggle of that mighty people toward political and intellectual free dom. We should rejoice If the gov ernment were ready at any time to conclude peace with Russia and es tablish permanent good and neighbor ly relations. To Uphold the Imperial Idea. "The German people maintains Its determination to uphold "the imperial idea of protection of our political, re ligious and economic treasures. ' The spirit of the Easter message insures continued development of our national life. The people look with complete confidence to its emperor. We are sure that our eeople will endorse the re serve which the chancellor enjoins and our watchword must .be 'close the ranks.' " Threats of Revolution. A significant feature of the session was the introduction into their re marks my Phillipp Scheidemann. the socialist democratic leader, and George Ledebour, the independent so cialist, of reference to a possible revo lution in Germany. Herr Scheide mann intimated that if the British and French renounced the idea of annexa tion and Germany insisted on annex ing territory, there would be a rev olution. This resulted in indignant repudiation by a large section of the house, and Herr Scheidemann hast ened to say it had not gone as far as that yet Herr Ledebour, however, declared that a republic must soon be establish ed in Germany and that his ' party would propose that a constitution committee take preparatory steps in that direction. WICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1917 Intensive Fighting Around Bellecourt GERMAN TROOPS MAKING AT TACK AFTER ATTACK LOSSES . WER HEAVY What Was Supposed to be a Strong German Offensive Along the Lens St. Quentin Line Proved to be Only a Series of Counter-Attacks. What had everywhere been thought to be a commencement of a strong of fensive by the Germans against the British along the Lens-St. Quentin line and the French from the region north west of Solssons into Champagne ap parently was only one of the sporad.c counter-attacks which the Germans have been throwing against the fronts since the spring offensive b gun. Around Bullecourt the intensive fight ing which has been going on for mre than a week continues unabated, the Germans throwing assault after as sault against the British. Tuesday four of these attacks were launched, the Germans losing in all of them ex cept the last, when their troops drove back the British in the western por tion of the village for a distance of about a hundred yards. In all the at tacks the German casualties were ex tremely heavy, in one of them alone 250 dead and wounded having been left inside the British lines. Along tha front held by the French artillery actions prevailed throughout Tuesday, the Germans failing to fol low up their infantry attacks of Mon day, in which the French war office says they suffered heavy losses. The Italians have assumed the of fensive against the Austrians in the Isonzo region along a front of nearly twenty-five miles. Following extreme ly heavy bombardments, the Italians loosed their infantry in frontal attacks and made considerable progress at va rious points, according to the Italian official communication. The battle is still in progress. Another success by the Venizelest troops, fighting side by side with the French forces in Mace donia, is recorded by Paris, two works extending over fronts of more than 1,500 yards having 'been captured and held in the face of counter-attacks. GENERAL DEBATE CLOSED ON WAR REVENUE BILL Kitchin Predicts Final Vote Will be Reached Some Time Saturday. ' Washinton; May 15. General debate on the $1,800,000,000 war revenue bill closed tonight after -ftve days of dis cussion, and Democratic Leader Kitch in predicted a final vote would be reached some time Saturday. The, bill wlll.be opened to amend ment tomorrow under the five minute speech rule and a flood of proposed changes probably will be offered. An amendment which would permit firms to add tne amount of their increased taxes to contracts made prior to the passage of the law probably will be the most Important new proposal offered by the way and means com mittee. Vigorous fights will be made against the. excess profits income, and auto mobile taxes and the proposed in creased rates on second class mail. Many republicans will seek to sub stitute the English excess profits tax law provisions for those now m the bill on the ground that they would reach more firms and provide a more equitable tax. Debate on the measure again to day centered largely upon the second class mail matter section. Repre sentatives Johnson of North Dakota, spoke against the proposal, declaring it nfair to publishers generally. Representative Johnson proposed a substitute plan to tax newspapers a flat rate of five per cent, on their ad vertising returns. Representative Mondeil declared the proposed rates would make it impossible for maga zines and newspapers to maintain their present general circulation. Representative Young said that if the government would pay for the free advertising given by newspapers the papers could afford to pay first class mail rates. Representative Lunn of New Tork, assailed the bill as inequitable, par ticularly in regard to the excess profits tax section. SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE STRENGTH OF NAVY Measure Will Go to a Conference For a Consideration of Amendments. Washington, May 15. The senate to day passed the house bill increasing the enlisted strength of the navy to 160,600 men, that of the marine corps to 80,000 men and granting increases in pay to the navjrs enlisted person nel equal to those provided for the army forces. The measure wCl go to conference for consideration of amendments, in cluding one adopted by the senate changing the schedule of pay in creases to so conform with the in creases provided for enlisted men in the army. Under the amendment there will be a graded scale of navy pay increases ranging downward from $10 a month for the lowest grade. The house measure would have provided an increase of S15 for this grade. The senate also wrote into the bill an amendment for appointment of six fleet commanders and a clause en abling members of congress not over sixty years of age to enlist in the navy as privates. TWO SUICIDES, TWO VIOLENT DEATHS IN HARTFORD One of the Suicides Was Year Old Girl. a Sixteen Hartford, Conn., May 15. There were two suicides and two violent deaths in Hartford today. Irena M. Goenther of 296 Maple Avenue, 16 years old, was found In the bath room -with the gas turned on and was dead. She is believed to have resented remarks, made by her par ents concerning late hours. Walter Hill of 60 Congress Street, used a razor.; Mrs. Walter L. Royall of ' Elm Street was struck by an - automobile on Trinity street and died shortly afterward. C. . P. Wilson, the driver, was arrested. Sylvan us . Clark, 59 - years old, of We the ran eld was struck and killed by trolley car on Franklin Avenue. Three Men Killed at Grade Crossing BETWEEN NEWINGTON AND NEW BRITAIN 1 AUTOMOBILE TRUCK HIT The Truck Was Pushed Along the Rails More Than Fifty Feet Men Were Killed Instantly All Were Residents of Hartford. New Britain, Conn., May 15. Three men were killed in a grade crossing accident late this afternoon, when an automobile truck in which they were driving to aHrtford was struck by an express train on the Highland divi sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad between Newing ton and this city. All Hartford Men. The men killed, all of whom lived in Hartford, are: William Clark, 40, driver of the truck. He leaves a widow and eight children. George Apptebee, 35 and Henry Obert, about the same age, both single. It is believed that all the three men died instantly. The men, employes of a furniture company of Hartford, had delivered a load of furniture and were returning to Hartford with an empty truck. The approach to the crossing from the west side of the road is practic ally blind, a large brickyard obstruct ing a view of the tracks. A signal ben warning autoists of approaching trains was either unheeded or not heard. Scene of Many Fatal Mishaps Clayton's Crossing, where the acci dent occurred, has been the scene of many fatal mishaps during the past few years, including the "dinky train" collision two years ago when a num ber of persons were killed. Truck Pushed Fifty Feet. The truck, a heavy one, was push ed along the rails more than fifty feet. The two men were carried along with it and tossed to the side of the track with the wreckage, which burst" into names- According to the engineer of the train, which was bound from Water bury to Hartford and is said to have been travelling at a moderate rate of speed, he did not see the approaching truck until the collision took place. Medical Examiner H. A. Alcock, who made an examination of the bodies, reserved opinion. TO SPEED UP CONGRESS ON WAR LEGISLATION. Imperative Necessity for Prompt Ac tion on Food Control Legislation. Washington, May 15. President Wilson tonight began an effort to congress to speed up war legislation. At a White House conference with members of house and senate agricul ture committees he emphasized the imperative necessity for prompt action upon the food control legislation. The conference was general in character and no specific agreements were reached, but there were indica tions that the committeemen went away prepared to undertake early en actment of laws to prevent speculation in foods and to assure an equitable return to the producer and a fair price to the consumer. . Woe to Speculators. The president disclosed the food sit uation in the United States, the allied and neutral countries. There were suggestions that there Kad been too much alarmist talk about food condi tions. The president stated emphat ically to those gathered about him that it would be difficult to express in parliamentary language what should be done with anyone who would specv late in food products in a situation like the present. The various bills now before con gress probably will be revised into three measures to express definitely the ideas or rne administration as to food control. The two house bills very nearly provide now what- the adminis tration believes is the best program. Secretary Houston made Clear the administration's intentions concerning price control. It is 'not Intended, he pointed out, to fix maximum pritfes generally, but only in specific instances to force the (unloading of hoarded stocks of food. Minimum prices would De uxed generally . to producers if necessary to encourage production. Maximum price fixing would be resort ed to only to prevent extortion and food corners. Three Vital Factors. The president told the committee men that in his opinion the three fac tors that will control the war situa tion, in 'the order of their importance, are the actual fighting forces, control of the food situation except for ap propriation bills and conference reports until passed. A bill to prohibit speculation in food products was introduced by Repre sentative Sabath of Illinois. It pro vides that all sales or purchase of foodstuffs shall be unlawful under a penalty of from one to ten years' im prisonment. FATAL FALL OF ARMY AVIATOR AT COLUMBUS, N. M. Comrade in Machine Was Injured, But Will Recover. El Paso,-Texas, May 15. Lieutenant Melchiorcbertes, United States army aviation corps, was killed today by a fall with his airplane during a flight at Columbus, N. M., according to a telegram received at divisional head quarters here. Captain James L. Dunsworth, who was in the machine with Lieutenant Eberts, was injured but will recover, his physicians re ported. The airplane fell from a height of 1500 feet. Lieutenant Ebertes arrived at Columbus yesterday from San Die go, Calif., and was haking his first night at his. new station. Motorcycle Injuries Fatal. Merlden, Conn., May 15. (Peter S. Jeremiah, 28, died at the hospital to day of a fracture of the skull. He was injured last Saturday when his motor cycle got beyond control and collided with a tree. A companion in a side car attached to the motorcycle escaped injury. TEN PAGES Condensed Telegrams The New Jersey Department of Agriculture started a market news bureau. Burglars forced entrance to the store of the O. K. Beef Co. in New York and took J1.500. Boston & Maine freight handlers re ceived a promise of an increase of about 6 per cent, in wages. A special officers' reserve training camp for colored men will be organ ized by the War Department. Striking bus drivers in London re sumed work pending negotiations ex pected to iron out all differences. Radcliffe College girls signed cards indicating how each is willing to serve the country during the war. The Lyman Mills Co. of Holyoke, Mass., announced a 10 per cent, wage increase, affecting 1,300 employes. Joseph H. Beall, city judge of Yonk ers since 1905, died suddenly at his home, Armour Villa Park, Yonkers. Philander C. Knox, Jr., son of form er Secretary of State Knox, obtained a divorce on the ground of desertion. More than 100 ball players in both the major leagues are subject to na tional service under the selective draft. King George and Queen Mary be gan a tour of northeastern England inspecting factories and other war work. Engineers at Derby, England, de cided to return to work pending a government inquiry into their griev ances. A 10 per cent, wage increase for 25,000 operatives, effective June 4, was announced by cotton mills in Rhode Island. J. A. Drexel, of Philadelphia, joined the Lafayette IOscadrille, the division of American aviators fighting on the west front. An embargo on enemy aliens bound for any Russian port on American vessels was issued by the Secretary of Commerce. The chief mate and 11 men are missing from the Greek steamship Parthenon, reported sunk on May 9 by a submarine. Governor Whitman announced that he would review the parade of the Public Schools Athletic League in New York on Memorial Day. Albert Strauss, an insurance brok er of New York, fell under a train at the Grove Street station of the Lack awanna Railroad and was killed. Fire swept through four cabins of a vessel of the New York and Uuoa Mail Steamship Co. at the - foot of Wall street, New York. Loss 2,500. Minister of Defense Peace is tak ing steps to ascertain if, the United States will permit Americans in Aus tralia to enlist in the Australian army. The steamer Pentecost Mitchell crashed into the freighter Saxona at the mouth of St. Mary's river. Both, steamers sank. The crews were saved. American cotton consumption for April last jumped 20.000 bales ahead of April, 1916, 652,303 consumed for the month, said a Census Bureau re port. Purchasers of a "Liberty Loan" bond will receive a button bearing the Goddess of Liberty in miniature ! and the words: "I own a Liberty Bond." Major General Chandler, superin tendent of the New York state police, appointed Percy E. Barbour, of Yonkers, as his deputy. Barbour is a civil engineer. Eighty employes of the tube de partment of the PIdison Storage Bat tery Works in West Orange, New Jer sey, quit because the company refused to increase wages. The Argentine minister at London was instructed to conduct an investi gation in an effort to learn the fate of the Argentine steamship Corruma lan, believed torpedoed. Italy's minister of transportation, Enrico Arlotta. a member of the Italian War Mission to the United States, reached Washington and was presented to Secretary Lansing. The retirement from Parliament of William O'Brien, who sits for the city of Cork, is reported Should this occur. Lord Mayor Butterfield, of Cork, a Sinn IFeiner, will be a candidate. Lieut.Col. James Kavanaugh of San Francisco, designated to organize the Eighth Regiment of Reserve Engin eers, expects to have his command ready for service in France within two months. The New York military census, by arrangement with the national Gov ernment, will begin three or four days after the completion of the Federal conscription census of all males be tween 21 and 30 years. Reports reaching Dallas from Nuevo Laredo, Mex., stated that Mex ican customs agents there have re ceived orders from Carranza placing an embargo on all foodstuffs and cat tle exports from Mexico. The movement to merge the Sun day school and Christian Endeavor departments of the United Brethren church was defeated yesterday in the general conference, which is In ses sion at Wichita, Kansas Headquarters of the Department of the Southeast were established In Charleston, S. C, following the arriv al of Major-General Leonard - Wood. He will open 12 camps at once, where men can obtain nine months', training. Walter Gotham, a chemist of Ho- boken, N. J., was badly burned about the hands and face in an explosion which occurred while he was experi menting in the laboratory of the Car buxo Chemical Co., Williamsburg, N. Y. Not a Smart Trader. Lloyd George points out that In the swap Germany picked submarine warfare as preferable to the United States and he is perfectly satisfied. There does seen reason to believe that in thi.s instance Germany was far from a smart trader. Kansas City Times. 80 COLUMNS MAXIMUM PRICE IS By Representatives of Leading Grain Exchanges cf t! j Country in Meeting at Chicago ACT WILL PREVENT No Trading in May Options of Wheat, Corn or Oats Will i, Permitted Except to Close Deals Sa!es May br .' at or Under the Maximum Price Which Hats Been Fix I Action is Believed to Have Been Taken to Forest 1 Any Steps the Federal Government May Have Contem plated. Chicago, May In. Action which it is world over durlnr tu- r.rr - r . said wiil remove the clement of spec ulation from the grain market, url which, it is btliived, will f rostall any steps by the federal government, w.is taken here today at :i meeting i.f r p resentatives of the primary gi a n ex changes of the counthry. It was accomplished by fixing n maximum price lor wheat futures at or under which sales may be ma!e, bill; no buying will bo permitted ex cept to close out accounts. No fad ing in the May opt ons of wheat, c rn or oats is permitted except 10 uc:hj deals. The same principle was extended t July and September oats and corn in principle, but action was n.;t tal: n : it was held unnecessary at this time. The delegates simply uwrt-erl In x tend tho embargo if neressltv arises. Groin prices were lower todav. Milling interests were represent d at the meeting', and the prain exrKan s of Chicago, New York. Toledo, Winni peg, Minneapolis, Kansas Cit y, 'maha and St. Louis. Th- foil' wins state ment of the proceeding was is.su d: "It is the consensus of opinion of lh. representatives of the boards of trade and chambers of comm rce assem ltd that the unusually high pric s ar ?e: "1 To the sub-normal production of grain and foodstuffs generally the GERMAN GOVERNMENT" NOT MEETING WITH SUCCESS In Its Efforts to Break Down the Rus sian Provisional Goverrment, Washington, May 1!.. On the eve of the departure of the American com mission to Russia, the state depart ment has received advices that the German government is not meeting with success in its effort to break down the Russian provisional govern ment and bringing Russia to a .separate peace. Hope is felt here that the provision al government, which already has sur mounted many obstac les, not only w" stand firmly by its understanding wi the other allies that there shall be no separate peace, but will continue to prosecute with vigor its plans for set ting up a permanent democratic gov ernment and rehabilitating the coun try. To meet sinister misrepresentations of the purpose of President Wilson in despatching the mission headed by Elihu Root to Russia, it was authori tatively stated today that the mission contemplates no interference In the in terna' affairs of the new-born repub lic. There are just two objects to be served, to convey to the Russian peo ple the high sense of gratification with which the United State has witnessed the sudden transformation of an an cient despotism Into a republic and to render any helpful service possible. CONFEREES O FSENATE AND HOUSE AGREE ON ARMY BILL It Probably Will Become a Law With in the Next Few Days. Washington, May 15. The war army bill probably will bceome a law with- in the next few days and before the end of the week the comprehensive plans of the war department for the raising of a force to tight Germany will be in motion. Conferees of eenate and house agreed uponthe bill today, deriding to return the senate amendment under which Colonel Roosevelt may be authorized to raise not more than four divisions of Infantry for service in France. The report will be taken up by the house probably . tomorrow and Its adoption there is expected to bo followed quick ly by final action in the senate. "It is generally- believed the presi dent will sign the measure if it reach ed the White House with the Roose velt amendment in it. The bill as it stands merely would authorize, not re- r,u!re the recruiting of a volunteer force for service in France. CLERKS OF NEW HAVEN RCA D WALK OUT TODAY. Management Hai Vade No Effort to Adjust the Differences. New Haven, Conn., May 15. iNo at tempt on the part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to adjust the differences between the company and its freight clerks had been made at a late hour tonight, ac cording to union representatives, who intimated that a genera! walkout of the clerks would take p'ace tomorrow some time between noon and 6 p. m. General Manager C. L. Bardo of the New Haven would make no statement regarding the situation tonight. J. J Forrester, grand president of the Brotherhood of Railway cWks of America, reiterated his statement of yesterday that unless the company acts the award of the federal concilia tors, recommending a flat increase in pay of 8 per cent., two Saturday after noons off each month and continuance of the vacation system as under previ ous agreement, the strike will v.. called tomorrow. A strike order would can out more man z.auu union clerks. PRICE two cvnz TRADING IN FUTURE! and the verv iiof..v the growing crop n 1nr agricultural d'j... rt mr . r "2 To the hr- iK, I -r. : of distribution le-;i , o Ity of railrond r',ro;i',i normal or efrU i-r,' t "3 With over naif ' - . the demands from a. I j-n;. tries ar- abr.orrn-i I !y r, tensifl'd by (ijr own i , Ity, natur,'il!v h;n in' r mand for foods tiff "4 To the yrrv 'rnr-,-- of the ofTb'Utl" ii t V.". : ulate pr'-diK-tion vb;'h t i interpret d not !v i.y pic, but by ror'i.'r, meaning th.'it w . liord rinu' "n tarn f''e, .: , ions ndmitt-l of b :;-h ; hyuteria Is ab.,;u'i " the inflated vabien -'" "While these -c-r;i ."! fion.s h ive fempr'ri." '' grain marken. ii ,n .-, opinion that the s. -Kraln in th imu.ai ,; boards of trade and rl.sirn mere is the most er- ,r!- r 1 find 'in' th" brjs nnt:m r.' illation has ben mor- r. Icr.t. it hns little to rt'. conditions.'' CALL FOR EXPERTS IN CAS EXPLOSION ESC! To Enlist in Aviation D,i '.i Foreign Service. New York, May I V- T- , of America ann'.uri' ! ; , received a rail from ' r , for experts in g.is er;.'.n ,", to enlist in th avi.i '.on -,. :t. I'nited Slates am y for f ; vice. "Their pay wiil rir.T fr 175 a month." the '.i--rr,' "with 20 per rent. r.il eign service, all .-'or ri,, ic Dortn tion. In dd,M-r e opportunity fur nin :r.' I lence." WOMAN'S LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE FOvfO To Enlitt Aid of Women'i 0'; tion Throughout Cu'". Washington, Mtv I" A ,rr, liberty loan cornm.tt - i . ' f --- -ed, Secretary .I-.do, , ) night, to co-operste w h ' r t ment In placing (h .. '.-.$ ; erty loan, by enlui'i.-.- f. a of omien and worn:. . r . i throughout the rnun'rv Ten women In virion" w:,nr c the country, active -n wore'"", r.-f-izations, are on the ,-rtt't '- National nocietis In ft hold memberfhip will form .in a. .r' r? committee to tie lo-wi cm r-, . . TJ women's rational d. f. n-" . ,-rrr. a!o will b asked to co ot, -Mr. MeAdoo will srr Chicago to open hl et"- t the interest of the i! n; applications for tU-- bo.r! reived today hv treasury declined to estimate tn- : - w f- !-.,- ' j STATE LIQUOR ADVERTISING IS EAR RED Fr:' Now at Least 2A Also from D-y Ct-et and Towns in Rhode Island. Wcthington. May I.".. ; 'r General Iiiirleson anno .n. '-1 fr, that the territory to wl...-h m. : . unlawful to mail letters. p.,'a; -ar-: or publications rontaitiinz 1. T-'"r vertisementsi, under the .-..,:.! l:-l amendment, embracs at least 2 4 ' in their entirety and p..r:mr of twi others, while data is in '.mp 'e n tt four more. The bin is efT- t.y J i.f 1 except where ot berwi.se ; 1 The ban is effective in New- Hamp shire May I. 1 5I S. In H!-od I'a -.1 the advertising is pt. l.jrt l ;n r.:,-s and towns whb'h have vot! dry RUMOR THAT HOLLWEG TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION Berliner Tageblatt Indicates Resigna tion Was Net Accepted. London, .May 15. 6 IT, p m A f!s patch to the Kvening , frf n 1 t-r Hague says tne :erlin I .. .tsche tung, the om-'.al oran of fr.e anria lion is tt. declares that Ir. von mann-Holiwi-g, the lifrnun . rr, :r. chancellor, w r.t to p h--, . -. ters recently 'o oiTcr , ; j r. :-: The corre p.' ' a.. I ' liner T.-.-'ct. if ; o.- - 'at t.-e ft ignation w..s i.-t a i 1. CBlTUARi John Henderson. Waterbury. Conn., May 1 J-,:-,-s Henderson, 69. pioneer r,m rr,ci faeturer and inventor, died tonight f lowing the amputation of hwt g I blood poisonin:.-. He was prom ,r . -. -in city affairs for more than ', and organized 'he firm of I ! r -Brothers in ISS'i. Mr. Hriron j born near K.linburgh. S.-ofland. r-l was one of five tro;.iers who -r. -ed to this country in tf,y if ! leaves two ona. Gilbert M. rf wtr bury and John M. of Rome, N. Y.