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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 22, 1918
AMBASS LAUDS ADO RJUSSEUt mi WASHINGT ON FIRST PRESIDENT MODEL IN TIMES OF STRESS, SAYS FRENCH DIPLOMAT NEVER THOUGHT ONCE OF A PATCIIED-UP PEACE, DESPITE TROUBLES. i PE ONE AS HO NS FAMILY USE El! IN DIE HNS Peabody, Mass., Nov. 22 Nine per sons, all members of the family of Morris Miller, lost their lives in a firs that destroyed the Miller home near here early today. Reuben Miller, a boy of 19, who was employed on a neighboring farm, was the only member of the family who escaped. The police list of dead follows: Morris Miller, Mrs. Miller, Sadie, 20; Rosie, 15; Minnie, 12; Sam, 8; Harry 5; Esther, 2; and a baby girl two months old. . Washington, Feb. 22 The memory of Washington was ex lolled by M. Jusserand, French ambassador, and Senator War ren G. Harding of Ohio in addresses delivered at a commemor ft.t:ve mass meeting here today under the auspices of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. "Everybody," said M. Jusserand, "knows the unanimity of feeling of all French people who ever met Washing Ion; how, during our revolution, French citizenship was bestowed on Mm as being 'one of the benefactors it humanity;' and how, when he died, the French nation went into mourn ing, officers wore crepe and our flags I were flown at half staff. I "To conduct oneself well is a harder task In days ot gloom ana anxiety, in both, Washington stands a model. He knew all the trouble that may result from delays, mishaps and misman tgement, but never thought of a patched up peace." The ambassador said that Frederick the Great who, while entertaining American envoys sent during the rev olution to arrange a commercial treaty, wrote his brother. Prince Hen ry, that he intended "to drag out ne gotiations so as to take the side for which fortune shall declare herself." Be described as a German invention the story that Frederick had present Id Washington with a sword bear ing the inscription: "From the oldest general in Europe to the greatest in he world." Referring to the present war, M. Jusserand declared: "The fight is on. As we shall no more desist than Washington did, oven at his most perilous hour, the re Bult is certain. The work must be done so that it may not have to be done again. In this we are, all of us, with you whose enthusiasm, valor, re sourcefulness and inexhaustiblo gen erosity brings us such cheer and com- port." Senator Harding declared that the time had come to apply the maxima lontaincd in Washington's farewell iddress concerning the pernicious ef fects of internal dissention in a na tional emergency. "In our mighty development we hare added to the perils of which Washington warned," asserted the senator. "The danger has not been in party association, but in party appeal br surrender to faction. "Our growth, our diversification, our nation-wide communication, our profit bearing selflshress these have filled the land with organized fac tions, not geographical as Washing ton s much feared, but commercial, Industrial, agricultural and profes sional, each seeking to promote the Interests of its own. not without jus tification at times, but often a menace tn exacting privileg? and favor through the utterance of political threats. If popu'?.r governmmt is to survive, it must grant exact Justice . to all men and fear none." THIRTY PER CENT. FUEL SAVING BY CLOSING ORDERS ESTONIANS QUIT RUSSIANS TO JOIN INVADING ARMIES Berlin, Feb. 22, via Lon don A regiment of Es thonian troops has gone over to the Germans, the war office announces. The German troops ad vancing in Esthonia have captured Hapsel, on the coast near the entrance to the Gulf of Finland, and advanced beyond Ronne burg, Wolmer and Span dau. They marched into RiftsMtsa, about 100 miles southeast of Riga, and were received with rejoicing by the inhabitants, the state ment says. Farther south the Ger mans pushed on to Louzin. Minsk also was occupied. At Novograd-Volynski the Germans came into touch with Ukrainian and other coiimns marchinn on the Volhynian fortress of Dub no. NOT DISTURBED N WASHINGTON OVER RUSSIANS Soldier From New Eng land States Jumps on Hiding Hun's Back. TAKES PRISONER SINGLE-HANDED Germans GatheringGuns at Sector Held By American Units. TEACHERS TO LABOR IN GTORY 500 School Manns Ready to Work In Plants During Their Vacation T. R. IS PLAYING POLITICS WITH WAR SAYS GLY1 Former Governor of New York Reviews Actions of the Colonel. Hartford, Feb. 22 In support of a statement that the Garfield fuelless days had produced the results for which they were intended, the saving of coal and the relief of traffic. Thomas W. Russell, state fuel admin istrator, showed a report submitted to the fuel administration in Wash ingtoa on Feb. 16, which he had compiled from reports of typical indi vidual industries. "There is absolutely no doubt that fuel was saved," declared Mr. Rus sell. "To give exact figures with reference to the general situation throughout the state is practically im possible, but a fair estimate of what actual results have been gained from the fuelleso Mondays may be made from figures submitted by typical in dividual industries. "We have received reports from several localities in this state which would tend to supply information a to the result, as follows: "1. Saving in fuel during five days, Jan. 18 to 22, approximately 40 per cent, of what would have beeri burned. LAND CREW OF WRECKED TRAMP An Atlantic Port, Feb. 22 The crew of 47 of the British tramp steamer Etruria, a total loss aground off this boast, was landed here today by a tjnlted States const guard ship. "2. Saving in fuel as a result of Monday holiday, Jan. 28, about 30 per cent. "3. Effect, of Monday holiday. Jan. 28. in reliivlig transportation condi tions, very little, except in Hartfoi-3, whera the terminal congestion was greatly relieved. "4. Any other definite results ob tained problematical." MW DRIVE UPON Washington, Feb. 22 The American general staff is watching the new Ger man sweep into Russia with little more than academic interest, quite con vinced that Russia is no longer a mili tary factor to be considered and that the 'situation has little bearing, for the present at least, on the other battle fronts. Large captures of military stores bear little relation to the equipment of troops on the Italian and west fronts, officers here say, as the guns and rifles captured can be of use only as long as the ammunition supply cap tured with them holds out. Observers, both here and in Rus sia, it is understood, are satisfied that as the German drive continues it will meet with more resistance. The great er the distance the Germans advance, the more effective would be that re sistance, the military experts say, since it would require great numbers of troops to maintain the German transportation lines and give the best opportunity for guerrila warfare. Eventually they think, the vast extent of Russian territory and the great population will form a more definite movement ot resistance, tailed report from Brig. Gen. Judson, who has just returned from duty at the American embassy in Petrograd. The turn of events in Russia, in the view here, swings upon the object of the German high command in renew ing operations. The capture of war material from an unresisting foe is re garded as of no great value, and the captured of thousands of prisoners is regarded as an embarrassment in many ways. The taking of Petrograd, it is conceded, might be desirable for its effect in Germany and particularly in Austria. With the American Army in France; Feb. 22 (By the Asso-! ciated Press) In a patrol fight Americans from units under instruction in the famous Ghemin des Dames sector kill ed one German and captured another. : One American was slightly wounded. Details of the patrol fight are as yet unavailable beyond the unofficial report that the pris oner takac was captured single handed by a young American from one of the New England states who during the engage ment dropped into a shell hole on top of a German hiding there and later brought him in. The American forces entered the line on one of the darkest of nights through a shell pitted region dotted with shell wrecked towns. The French general commanding the sector, a hero of the Marhe, greeted them as com rades in arms and kissed the Ameri can flag. ;. This is the first time it has been permitted to reveal the fact that new American units have entered the line. The troops have been there for some time, suffering slight casualties, but their presence was kept secret until it was certain that the enemy knew they were there. The artillery fight continues night and day, but only slight damage has been done to the American lines. American shells appear to be hitting important enemy positions with regu larity except when a ground haze ob scures observation. Activity in the air has not diminish ed and numbers of German machines continue to; cross the American lines A large number of German guns ar now opposite the American sector. ROAD CONGESTION SLOWS PRODUCING N COAL CENTERS Hartford, Feb. 22 As a result of a campaign the past two weeks in New Haven to increase the number of women in industry the response lias been more than sat isfactory and has given employ ers the confidence that New Ha ven women are" ready to do their share of war work when the time comes in the same spirit that their English and French sisters are showing. . The campaign is based upon the recent registration taken un der the direction of the Con necticut State Council of De fense. Because of the number end promptness of the response a plan will be devised to call ap plicants into industry only when they are needed. A significant phase of the campaign is the agreement of 500 school teachers to enter the factories during the summer vacation if necessary. SHIP CAPTAIN'S NDS FROZEN FIGHTING FLOES 0VERN1ENT TO GIVE UTILITIES FINANCIAL HELP Washington, Feb. 22 President Wilson has authorized the railroad Qilminicfratirtn tn interest itself in the offairo rtf inllpv lip-ht and nowe.r com- panies through the countrty whose fi nancial standing may be endangered by increased operating costs. Direc tor General McAdoo has been directed to communicate with local authorities of utilities found in need of assistance and where it appears necessary in creases in fares and rates may be sug gested. Friday, Feb. 22 After battling with ice floes for nearly a week, Captain Sawyer Smith of the tugboat Daisy McWilliams, was forced to put into the Bridgeport harbor today to get treatment for his frozen hands. The captain success fully and bravely piloted the tug through heavy ice jams from Block Island to this port. He stated that off Faulkner's Isl and the ice is piled up and as far as could be seen, a distance of 15 miles. off Block Island, the same conditions exist. Captain Smith reported that last week the tug boat McCaffrey was driven into the ice with a tow of five barges. For three days the Daisy McWil liams battled with the ice floes off Montauk Point, while east bound. While fighting the ice the firemen and other members of the crews were kept busy 24 hours keeping steam up. The supply of soft coal on the tug ran out and hard coal was used which made the work unusually dif ficult. Captain Smith said that the con ditions were such that he could not proceed to eastern ports. The har bor here has again become choked with ice. The trips of the steamer "City of Brockton" to New York will be suspended tonight. LENINE PROCLAMATION ORDERS "DEFENSE TO THE DEATH" COMPEL BOURGEOISIE TO DIG TRENCHES AROUND CAPITAL LIT TLE OPPOSITION SO FAR TO INVAD ERS EMBASSIES REMAIN. London, Feb. 22 "Defense to the death" against Germany Is ordered in a proclamation commanding resistance to the Ger man advance, calling on all Russians to defend the fatherland and declaring Petrograd in a state of siege, issued last night from the Smolny institute, the Bolsheviki headquarters. The proclamation was issued at the order of the people's commissaries and is signed by Premier Lenine and Ensign Kry lenko, the Kolsheviki commander-in-chief. The commissaries appeal to the soldiers to destroy railroads and provisions and compel the bourgeoisie to dig trenches under penalty of death. Disorganization in the Russian navy has reached an ex treme point and there is no likelihood of any order being obey ed, according to an Exchange Telegraph Co. disnatch from Petrograd. The naval authorities in Reval report that in order to save the Russian navy from the hands of tho Germans it will bo necessary to move the ships fron Reval and Helsingfors to Kronsladt. This, however, is believed to be impossible, owinc i - , - - 0 to their disuse. Up to this time only submarines have been re moved from these ports. Tho question has arisen whether to lSestroy tho ships in Helsingfors. It Is aleo suggested to intern them In Finland as a free and neutral state. Washington, Feb. 22. Bituminous coal production in January was at the lowest rate since September, 1916. In making public the figures today the Geological Survey blames the slump entirely on railroad congestion. The January output was 42,727,000 tons, an average of 1,643,000 tons a day. SEEK TO BREAK WAGE AGREEMENT SENDS GAGNOi TO PRISON FOB 7 TO 12 YEARS Boston.Feb. 22. Matthew C. Brush, pres dent of the Boston Elevated Rail way, whose 8,000 employes voted last night to strike on Monday night un less increased wages and other de mands were granted, said today that While there had been no request for a conference.the company was prepared to meet representatives of the men. The Boston elevated controls all the subway, elevated and surface lines in the city, and suburban lines radiating in every direction. Mr. Brush called attention to an agreement with the unions to submit all differences to arbitration. This agreement, he said, did not expire un til May 1, 1919, but union leaders said the men felt justified in abrogat ing it because of new conditions brought about by the war. REQUIRE BAKERS TO SUBSTITUTE Washington, Feb. 22 State food administrators were ordered today to enforce strictly the food administra tion rule requiring bakers to use 20 per cent, of wheat flour substitutes in all bakery products by Feb. 24. "This rule, a telegram sent to the administrators said, "is an important link in the food administration's wheat conservation program, .upon the success of which depends our ability to supply the Allies with the wheat flour that is essential to their victory and ours. The list of the sub stitutes is wide." acknowledgement of Finnish neutral ity having beon made by the Bolshe Mkl. The BolHhcvi'ci are willing to trithdraw tho Russian Red Guard from "tn!and and to stop the supply of Inanitions to the revolutionists. Th marine dntach-nonts at Abo, Finland, and tho Aland islands de )nand their immediate discharge, the tiapatch addd, and tha majority of the raws in Halsingfors oppose any active ftafwaM- Th Allied embassies in Petrograd, iine to a dispatch from the Hus- capital to the Morning Post, dated fomiay, have been besieged by aoi 3W inqu!ror who have been assur ed that aa far aa is known at present ttta embaaaiea will quit the city if the jOermana come, but not otherwise. Tho fCntenta, it is added, has no intention ft abandoning it ally. Austrian and German troops are advancing in the south simultaneously with the Germans in the north and Ukrainian troops are reported to have joined them against the Bolsheviki, according to a Petrograd dispatch. The Polish legions of the. Russian army have offered an armistice in the prevailing civil war on condition of free passage in any direction and now are trying to reach Warsaw. PLENTY OF SUGAR TO CAN FOODS PACKED FOOD ON WAY TO ALLIES Washington, Feb. 22. ix trains of packing house products for export to the Allies will be moved eastward daily for the next month. Secretary McAjdoo told Earl Reading, the Brit ish ambassador; Count Macchi de Chellere, the Italian ambassador; and Andre Tardieu, French high commis sioner, yesterday. EX-TOWN CLERK OF PORTLAND, CONN., READ. CHICAGO RESERVE MILITIA PARADE Chicago, Feb. 22 Chicago today observed Washington's birthday with a military holiday, a parade of 5,000 men of the new Illinois reserve mi litia being a feature of the celebra tion. Governors of seven states, in Chicago to attend the Congress of National Service, reviewed tha parade Hartford, Feb. 22 A message from the national food administration to Federal Food Administrato- Scoville today was to the effect tl.jt house wives who can fruits and vegetables next summer and fall will be assured of abundant supplies of sugar. PRIVATE BANKER INSOLVENT. Hartford, Feb. 22 Antonio De An gelis, a private banker in New Haven, filed yesterday a voluntary petition in bankruptcy in the United States court. He gave his liabilities as $172,236 and his assets as $125,625. Of the latter, $62,000 is in real estate and $23,955 in notes. At length, at least for the time be 'ng, -we are to have the terms in their roper order; in shipbuilding, the mion that is to come first is the iTnlon of the United States of Amer--ca. Portland, Conn., Feb. 22 Robert S. Mitchell, who was town clerk from October, 1894, to January 1, 1912, and for a long term of years was Justice of the peace, died at the Middlesex hospital in Middletown yesterday af ter a long sickness. He was born here in 1848. BELGIAN TROOPS REPULSE RAID London. Feh. A!! "Early last night a large party of the enemy raided two of posts in the neighborhood of the Ypres-Roulers Railroad and a few of aur men ore missing," says today s war office report. "A raid attempted by the enenpy early yesterday morning against poatc held by Belgian troops in the Mere:, em seetor was repulsed by artilley and machine gun fire." Pleading guilty to a charge of man slaughter in the Superior Court yes terday Eugene Gagnon of SheKon was sentenced to not less than seven nor more than 12 years in state prison by Judge John P. Kellogg. Gagnon was accused of tho murder of William Broad Norman-Jin in Shelton last April. He was indicted on charges of murdter, and also on a charge of ar son. Gagnon and Broad were compan ions, worked in a wood-choppers' camp in Shelron, and were friends. The night of April 1, after both had been drinking, Gognon is accused of set ting fire to the hut in which Broad aws sleeping. The charred remains of Broad were found several days later, and Gagnon's arrest followed. Judge Kellogg in passing sentence said he believed the maximum pen alty would not be too great in view of the gravity of the offense, but pleas made iby Attorney Jacom B. Klein, and Public Defender Robert G. DeForest that Gagnon is friendless, and that the crime was due to drink had weight with the judge. Gagnon is 59 years old. Robert Lindsay, believed to De neaa of the conspiracy for the looting of the Remington shops, was sentenced to six months in jail, John W. Mos son, and Herman Block three months, anidl William Glbbs, one month. Gibbs has been in jail since his arrest De cember 7 last. Defrauding the com pany of about $4,000 worth of steel and scrap metal was charged, all of the accused pleading guilty. Andrew Dugas. 22 years old, was sentenced to two months in jail on a statutory charge involving a promise of marriage. Frank Santorla was fined . $5 tend costs on a statutory charge. Eugene Berger was sen tenced to two montns in jail ior inert of automobile tires amd1 other articles from Dwight W. Hall. Court adjourned until Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. It is expected a grand Jury will be called soon to pass upon the evidence in the murder charges against John Williams, Wil liam Thomas, and Jacob Hankins, the last two accused of the murder of Morris Pannill in the riot at the Key stone club. Both have been held criminally liable by the coroner, and have been bound over for trial by the City Court. It is a custom of the court in this county not to try a mur der case at the same term in which the indictment is found. MEATLESS DAYS MADE BIG SAVING British airmen brought down four German airplanes. Washington, Feb. 22 Meatless days in the United States have saved 140, 000,000 pounds ot beef in four months, the food administration an nounced today. During this period 165,000,000 pounds of beef was ex ported to the Alltes, together with 400, 000,000 pounds of pork products. In a series of editorials printed in his paper, the Albany, X. Y., Times Union, Martin H. Glynn, former gov ernor of New York and one of the most brilliant journalists of the East, reviews the attempts of Colonel Roosevelt and his followers to under mine the government's war organiza tion. Of the colonel himself, Gover nor Glynn says: It is lamentable, though true, that Theodore Roosevelt is playing politics with the war. And he is-not playins his part with his usual cleverness. At every turn he exposes the cloven hoof. His hatred of President Wil son dulls his usual brilliancy. iso matter what the administration does. with Roosevelt it is wrong. If he continues his role he will soon be come a duplicate of the scolding shrew who made 'Mrs. Caudle's Cur tain Lectures' famous years ago. Of i have course, Mr. Roosevelt aims to Kin on President Wilson and make himself heir-apparent to the Presidency. De fore he gets through Mr. Roosevelt will be sorry he ever started this pro paganda. "Since the war was declared there has been no real political division of people. All unselfish patriots laid aside their party prejudices and made a united stand in support of President Wilson. This country presented prac tically a solid front to the autocratic enemy of democracy until the vitu perative political pen of Mr. Roose velt broke the spell. Some say Sen ator Stone broke this magic spell by his speech against Roosevelt. But this is not true. Senator Stone simp ly gave Mr. Roosevelt a dose of his own medicine a dose of the bitter draught and nauseating concoction which Mr. Roosevelt had been feeding the nation for months through the columns of the Kansas City Star and the Metropolis -i magazine. "The aim of Mr. Roosevelt is palpa ble and disgustingly self-evident. By hook or crook he wants to carry the House of Representatives for the Re publican party in the next election and in the melee he proposes to be the beater of the big bnss drum so that he can make himself the most conspicuous candidate for the Re- j publican nomination for President against Mr. Wilson. This is what Mr. Roosevelt proposes; the nation will dispose otherwise." Commenting upon the efforts to strip the President of his Constitu tional powers and further burden him with the so-called War Cabinet, Got. Glynn writes: "So impressed were they (the fram ers of the Constitution) with the feel ing that one man must run a war that they provided that the President of the United States should be 'the commander-in-chief of the army and the navy,' and let it go at that so far as providing for conducting a war was concerned. "Tiro Constitution made it the right of Congress to declare war and charged it with the duty of rrovidincr money and making such laws as might be found necessary for raising and supplying armies, restating the land and naval forces and for calling out and training the militia. Clearly the intent of the makers of the Constitution, with the experience of eight years of war fresh in their minds, was that Congress should pro vide for the army, make laws for its government and that the conduct -Tf the war should be in the hands of the commander-in-chief and should be carried out 'by himself and by means of machinery in the hands by men selected toy him. "That was the view entertained by Washington in regard to the Indian war and our trouble with France. It was the view of Presiderit Madison in 1812, of President Polk in. 1R46. of President Lincoln during the Civil war, and it's the view of President Wilson and of the people of the United States today. "The Chamberlain bill purposes a reversal of that successful plan and the trying of an experiment at a time when experiments are unnecessary and dangerous. It proposes the scrap rtir,r nf machinery constructed at great expense of time and money and substituting for it unineu i".""'" built on lines that nave nevei known to produce the best results. Pursuing this argument iuruier Governor Glynn says: "War is a one man job. Whether it be waged by a democracy or by an autocracy the power must be lodged mainly in or man. Washington w:-.s criticisd bitterly, unfairly, remor -ly criticised. So was Lincoln and .so is and will be. President Wilson. In the multiplicity of the duties loaded on one man much must be trusted to subordinates and the one man carry ing the burden v.-ill not always be able to assure himself of the aid of the right man or the best man for the work. This is unavoidably the case. Tn the natural working of human ac tivities it couldn't be otherwise. No matter how faithful the subordinates be or even how able, sometimes un fitness or want of pdaptahility to the special task imposed will irritate the public and impose what seems to be unnecessary burdens and uncalled for hardships. This cannot be avoided entirely, no matter what the effort be. And the intelligent public understand ing the burdens and the intricacies do not expect it to be avoided. On the contrary, the people are prepared to carry their shares of the troubles. They will cheerfully meet all necessary sacrifices in aiding the President ito win the war. They will even stand their full share of unnecessary sacri fices, but they are reasonable in ask ing that the unnecessary sacrifices be made as few and light as possible. In this there is no difference between the desires of the people and the earnest efforts of the President and those la boring under him. "The President has had laid on him. and has 'taken on himself.' the most stupendous burden ever carried by a human being. He is not stagger ing nor stumbling under it, but is go ing forward steadily; with ven step and clear perception. Am.. he pro ceeds the world is more and more convinced that he has not 'taken on himself more than he can carry." Palestine Forces of Eng lish Take Town of Squalid Hovels. ARABIAN TRIBES HARASSING TURK Acquisition of Allied Troops Has Little Mil itary Value. London, Feb. 22 The British captured Jericho, in Pal estine, the war oflVe reports. Since the capture of Jerusa lem the British have been pushing steadily ahead, strik ing out to the north and east. Official statements in last few days have reported rapid pro gress, and apparently the Turks have offered no deter mined resistance. Aside from its historical importance, in connection with the British at tempt to free the Holy Land from the domination of the Turks, the capture of Jericho is of little significance. It consists merely of a group of squalid hovels and a few shops, with about 300 inhabitants. Its chief strategic value lies in the fact that it gives the British domination of the Valley of the Jordan and control of a network of highways raidiating from the town. A further advance east ward of 25 miles, however, .would take the British to the railroad from Damascus to Mecca, which would cut the Turks' line of communcation with Arabia and greatly resist the rebelling Arab tribes which are co-operating with the British. Jericho is near tha northern extremity of the Dead Sea, 14 miles northeast of Jerusalem. The ancient Jericho, which was sit uated to the west of the modern Jer icho, was a town of considerable size. It was the first Canaanite city to be reduced by the Israelites, who, the Biblical story relates encompassed its destruction by the blowing of trum pets. MUCH TALK WAR, GLARES London, Feb. 22 Allied co-operation and concentration of all efforts on na tional salvation are two essential con ditions for making use of the re sources of the Allies, Viscount Milner, member of the war cabinet, declared in a speech at Plymouth, yesterday, "There is but one answer to the German challenge," he said, "and I will not conceal what that answer in volves. There are two essential con ditions for using our great resources to the full. "First, more perfect co-ordination of effort by all the Allies. Second, maintenance within the borders of each Allied nation of a unity of spirit and purpose, suppression of domestic discoi d, and the concentration of all efforts on one supreme object na tional salvation." The Allies, he declared, were fight ing for their lives and the existence of the free nations of western Europa until peace negotiations are reached. He said there was too much talk about war aims and President Wilson and Premier Lloyd-George had mada clear the desires of the Allies. Ger many was not fought to deprive her of independence or a fair share of tha world's intercourse, "always provide-i that the same independence, self de termination and right to a place in the sun is secured to all other na tions, including the small and the weak, who up to this time have been the victims of German aggression." OF AllS IN MILNER BE RUSSIAN STAFF GENERAL SHOT Prtrogrtd', Feb. 22. Genertl Tanou shovkevich, formerly of the General Staff, was shot on his way to prison by a member of the Red Guard. When told that he was being takan. to Petrograd the general, according to the guard, tried to seize a revolver for the purpose of committing suicide, Whereupon the guard shot him. ARMY STEAMER SAVED FROM FERE Wilheim to Carmnza: "Thanks, the same to you; and more when I get time." An Atlantic Port, Feb. 22. An army freight steamer being leaded with shell parts and steel for transport to France caught fire here yesterday. The flames started in th boiler room and spread to the engine room, where the progress was checked by flooding the compartment with steam. Tho fire is the second on steamers at this port within five days. Apparently those who thought they must blow up the melting ice to pre vent destruction of bridges may save their dynamite for a while. The time when the average consume- moat clearly realizes that we are at war is when he faces the ques tion of bread. There has been more than a suffi ciency of holidays this winter, from tho employers 'point of view. It isn't tho fault of the father of bis country, ut ho will inevitably Buffer Oram. i.