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If The Time* print* it, The Times believe** it. sEVKNT KKN T II YEAR. NO. 101. SEVEN GERMAN SHIPS REPORTED SUNK IN NORTH SEA BATTLE GERMANS APPLAUD WILSON PEACE SPEECH;' WORLD MONROE DOCTRINE” IDEA WORRIES SOUTH AMERICANS Fear U. S. May Plan Abandonment of Policy RERUN OFFICIALS SUPPORT SPEECH Government, However, Is Not Likely To Voice Approval Bv CARL W ACKLRMAK ( c toss Correspond nt United Pr*ss.) PEKLIN. Jau 34—President Wll doge senate speech was telegraphed to the kaiser and Field Marshal vrm Hludenhurg at the front toda> Am bassador Gerard conferred for 40 minute* with FY>mgn Secretary Zimmerman la*t night and later cabled the state department at Washington. a confidential otitline of the German foreign office im pression Os the Statement. Meanwhile the president's Mntl m»-nta are fnlly echoed publicly and ofßrlalty In Oermanjr. They are slewed with interest and favor Whether Germany can take official cognisance of the declaration* Is im»« yei deer. It «a pointed ont by men in re *i»on*ible official poeltiona *hst the American presidents declaration* ar* 1 a *t*p toward the peace for which the people of the world long Informal discussion by foreign of. fie*, officials, however, developed the belief that Germany cannot ‘aVe r»f Ada! cognisance of the address. This bdlef Is based on the follow intr premises: First He. Aiiae the Allies ro\jl> to I’’« Wilson ha* never b*>en officially received by Germany. Second- Because it is believed hat Germany cannot m«k» further Moved toward p* arc after th> In -.nitln»: reply to her own peace au*- -f ion s made by the Allies Third —Because official* desire to await irnatc debate on the presi dent'* address. feeling that a state nient from Germany—even one dis cussing peace term*-- would be an interference In American affair.* Fourth flernmnjr do**e not con «;der the time opportune to state her *erin* tho being willing to (lln < us<- the speech Itaelf. Men in responsible position* 111 not hesitate today to express their antt*fncfJon over the prea!d> nt'* argument for "freedom of the sea.* 1 ' From the flr*( Germany has !n*isted thin was th« biggest question in volved. The same officials pointed out also that Germanv showed she favored an independent Poland—an other point on whlrh the president laid sfresa bv her proclamation <f November. Except for a small conservative group among the Socialists, all of President Wilson’s ideas fonnd ready support today It was be lieved Aml»»**ador Gerard found the foreign office's Impression like wise favors hie. ny charlvx r rtfwart. Corrrnponlttnt VniteA Rre.u ) BFENOH AI FtICS. Jan 24—South America generally, ss well as Ar Rentlne. is delaying Its verdict on President Wilson’s apeerh pending fuller understanding of Its aims, ills patches here indicate today. An unexpected unwillingness was manifested to forego the extension of the principle of the Monroe doc trine suggested in the president's speech, because that extension was taken as implying abandonment of the doatrlne This was a source of anxiety here today. As far as the purely peace efforts of the president are concerned, there is an overwhelming majority In fa \or of Wilson's suggestions. The newspaper Raxon unqualified ly endorsed the American peace es forts In an editorial today. "We believe it the duty of all neu trals to support President Wilson’s work," the editorial concluded Hears 4 . W altera will fcf the speaker for ike nest msntklr ‘-(tet-tniefk • f supper of the students of the f*etrntt College es Usw Friday, at « It, p jri,. in the student# dlritna tO.»»n Os 'he college HIS «uM»r| will he "The corporate pet son LEGAL CURB OF MARKET, ISPROSPECT Leak Probers Certain To Recommend Such Legislation BROKERS ORDERED TO PRODUCE BOOKS Wall Street Angry But Will Probably Comply NEW YORK, .fan 24 —Reeommen dations for corrective measures to ward the New York Stock exchange are practically certain to be the out come of the present "leak" probe. A promlneul Detnoeratio member of the house committee conducting the Investigation admitted today that rjue*tions and veiled hints of congressional action, voiced by At torney Sherman I* Whipple, had the definite purpose of furnishing the committee Information on which ta make recommendations to congress. The committee particularly Is af ter short pool* who rig the market and "accentuate" imd news by ma nipulation Likewise, the commit tee may recommend a change in rules concerning hypothecation of securities M present "one poor lit tle piece of stie k ’ a* Whipple put* it does a lot of service, being loan ed by one broker to another and th» n another, and so one. each time having It effect un the market. In short, one of stock offers spec ulative opportunities beyond It* own actual money value The committee gained a victory In its firs* clash with the stock ex change. for la*t night the governors agreed to "request” members to pro duce records showing business and customer* from f>ec 10 to 2*. and. moreover, to say whether they had ;giv advance information from abroad on the president'.* rerent note Wall et la mad. it doesn’t wan tto give up these • erret* -vml there is talk of light among some of the dealers. How ever, thi* may dwindle and the com miftee believe- all broker# will com ply ralhrr than have to fa< e sub poenas requiring presentation of the desired data. Used Harsh Words To Sleuth 9 s Sister; Called on Carpet Members of tho police department arc fettilns aome internal tmsihlr a* the result of facts brought out Tues day morning In the imltre trial of RergJ. Louts Fo*s of the Third pre cinct. charged with addressing abus ive language (o Mrs Evangeline Ftncon, daughter of Itetortive "Ja« k.” Krlmmi-i of the Omni! Math*) Mrs Bacon complained to the po lice com rrd*ex toner that Foss “closed up” a Hallowe’en dance in a hall on Bt. Aubin-ave. and when she pro tested. declaring "I guess you don’t know who Iam —I . m Ihe daughter of Jack Krtrnntel," she says Foa* told her, "1 don’t rare who you are." Mrs. Bacon admitted that dancing had continued after midnight and that sontH member;! of the crowd had purchased beoi Foss’ excuse for closing th* place was that it was running aft rt r mid night. < ornndssioner t’our.ens took the case under advisement. Tkrrr la a 4 klnrae girl, a graduate kfsllit. aaalallag awe nt tke fere most dentists In tb» city. He *ava that she la all right, ten, and for out - h. al«Tt a< tlnn and attention to the work fn hand he ha* never #cen her equal DETROIT TIMES WRARGLEOD PEACE SURE IN SENATE Acrimonious Debate of President’s Speech Certain WILSON CHEERED BY RECEPTION Action of British La borites Very Gratifying BY ROBERT J. RENDER (Biefl Cerrespondrnt Untied Brest ) WASHINGTON. J«n. 24— Preal oent Wilson's historic address to the world U before the senate to* d*y. * M seemed certain early ted ay federation would be cbnflnM, for the present, to the question of whether on Monday there shall be full and unlimited debate on Ihe proposals made by tne president. Republicans, leu by Senators Cum mins and Jon**s, prom bed i bitter fight to have this done ihey will be as bitterly opposed br Senator Stone, chairman of the foreign tela lions ecmnaltter* and the adminis tration's senate leader. Ston«* wants his committee to consider the mat ter before there is op* n debate on It. It appears that however this pre liminary question f> decided, there will be acrimonious debate and dls ruaston of the address If the Cummins resolution permit ting two hours' debate by sen ator on the rubject Mon lav falls, ho and «ev«ral others will "go it alone" at the first opporttmltv they ran get Ihe floor for that purpose. In the meantime the reaJ audi ence. the president wanted to nd urns*—the of this country and of all belligerent countries —a* well a.* gov» rnnient heads have he gnn to discuss the address During the week state*in*T. in every IvdligvTent nation. It la be lieved, will have publicly spoken ap proval or condemnation of the pres idenf't appeal for world wide exten sion of the Monroe docinne. By the end of tho week the pr» *lden* Is ex peeted to rrcelve » definite impres sion of bow the people and govern nient* not only lr this nation hut in Europe have received his pro gram for a permanent peace. Action by the lahoT party in con fffretvoe at Manchester. Eng. yester day, favoring < conciliatory policy to ward the Central power*, Is tak.wi as an Indication that ihe "silent macs" at least, Jl* suggealod by the presi dent might he willing to "make con cessions and sacrifices" in order to establish a pear* that mav td* per manent. This Manchester demonstration exuded the president to feel i.c diagnosed rrlght when he made the proposal* In a fashion that would glre the people and the llhernls a better chance to digest the entire address It Is understood he took the method he did because ho 4>e- Jleves the people "are not nearly *o pro-war a* the government herds " The state department’s action In instructing An'orlcan diplomat* abroad to give copies of the speech tc the press abroad ns well aa to the foreign offices was admitted In official circle* a-* a further Indica tion of tlie president's intention of speaking directly to the peoples of Errope over the head* of tholr gov ernments. Tot Scalded; May Die Fulling .4 boiler of water front the stove In hi.* home at No. 717 Frank lin at,. Tuesday afternoon. Tony P»il lan. Hire* rears old. received bums which may prove fgi.il lie wna taken to the Children's free hoepi tat. wh»T* little hope |* held for hi* recovers WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1917. Pastor Builds Church in the Trenches . ■ ft ■ I' I % ThU Jr'rencb padre is rector of*fhe quaintest and most unique sort of church on the Somme front. The church la bul?t tn h firing trench near Combles and is protected from the enemy attack by bass filled with earth. It ia comparatively bomb-proof. The exterior la not devoid of religions sag gestJon Over the doorway ia a roughly carved belfry and spire of wo<»d. A bell hanga in the steeple and per hap 5 announrea the hours of devotion when the wind ia not blowing in the direction of the enemy trenches. In a miniature niche stands a very small statue. INCREASE IN DEMAND IS BLAMED Coal Dealer Asserts Season’s Supply Is Normal Pureiy an increased demind, j which was entirely and 1 rot any of the many reason j re. ent ’ l> ia n>s|»on*tblr for the worst i oal shortage that Detroit h is ; had in 23 yearn, according to George r Buchanan, of Buchanan A Huff, real dealers. No .IM Kourth ave. 'The public is entirely unfamiliar with the situation " aid Mr Buchan an. "and Is inclined to Monte ev* *-y , iodv and everything We started ithe winter with what we considered a reasonable amoutv of fuel and *he uanal equipment. P was soon gone. ! Our equipment was Inadequate, md I was conii*»Ued to supplv mere | •-qulpment to malt * deliver** "Perhaps the best examph of how unreasonable the public i ran he shown by what happened a* tin* Dia mond Coal * Coke Cos. yard near the Highland Park line Tht* sum mer lO.tgtO ♦on* of cokt were Mored t there, a quantity that under nonmil condition* would I I’dTe' *T>T“i f~* uffi - clent to meet all requirement* and more. An ordinance prevented i from ntAklng deliveries in Highland I'ark. However, | told sm-tomws that If they wished to do their own hauling from our • ard, they v\.-re welcome to do u> lat.st week I in qulrod and there ax bu» 4't ton. of i the 10.000 !«ft l‘eoT>|e who have seen that immena!' pile of e«ike |»e llcve that it mud still !< there, and then call vis aiiri **' >*e ,trc holding out for higher price*." Mr Buchanan say* that ho has 7$ oar* of coal enroute furvu- the mines to Detroit, but ha* no td--* ss to when it v ill arrive lie help ve* | the railroads are eoing 110 ir part, ind expects (hit the embargo on evervthtnr » xcepi toal «* til pmvid<* pronounced relief in a »eek or 1*» dav * tAtiiM-.viMt sii.ni srrciAt. at TXa>n* I»an>ieg Oavitieri The Rnj *1 < ver»ttl* , i Eateitatner* vd*' ICE CRUSHERS SET OUT AGAIN Fle*t Plans To Open Channel On Canadian Side To Let Floes Pass Detroit Tli* Meaner Britannia, four rail* road «at ferrica. and the tug Michi gan. of the (ir**at Iwtke* Towing company fleet, set wit again early Wednesday morning on their socoi and downriver Ice-crushing expedition in the effort to open channels that will permit the closely packed floes to more past Detroit. Altho the Britannia and the car ferries cut theft way down stream at far as Auiherstbura Tuesday, cleaving a wide channel below- D< troit, the ire ha.* not had time to move as vet and off the foni of Woodward arc :t was still -n tightly massed that there war no hope i»f resuming ferry service bet ween He troit and Windsor dunng the day. Conditions between Itetroir an 1 Walkcrville w*-re uochang-d. »i'h the fear still prevailing that the ie. would move down from l ike St. Clair, blocking this route also The Brlttannla broke cp»*n the en tire channel from Amhersthurt i,< ross *o Bois Blanc ,-uand Today the icebreaking fleet expects to work Its way down to Fighting M and and then back slop- t'i. » ana d<un sole. DAYLIGHT THUG RUNS INTO ARMS OF PATROLMAN Locked up in tb* <<>ntral station, charged with a da>light mbh«dy at Woodbridgf and Second *ts , Tues dav noon Is John Ryan, alias Dan F. ljyoos, a familiar police char artrr Rvnn, whllt do lying arennd a corner in flight after he had beat e nand robbed Willi.iin J I'ntirm, of No ;it> Clifford st , mn into th • arms rs Patrolman Alb.-rt liaristg. of the central «tafion. who plated hltr tin dcr arreat after a tussle C’onro'. coneW» iwbly hnifered *»» N> a-ailunt, it the sta tmn th.i Ryan 'isiV S’>7. bis wai« h two ring : ;>nd i pocketboeh fom lun. Tne<»e were found on Ryan's 1 person by the police w oo: iiotri, mi • te» | Third •♦'♦l T*fTrr*nn Sf ffrlil nVVt'Vt* * In s 30 .. ahi BELIEF BROWS TEUTONS SUFFERED SEVERE DEFEAT IN NORTH SEA FIGHT; DRITISH LOSE SINGLE DESTROYER SOLONS TO REGULATE INSURANCE Subject Second Only To Prohibition In Legislature BILLS AIMED AT LIVING COST Deer and Bees Objects of Proposed Reme dial Measures BY TV. L. CALXOy. (Staff Correspondent Detroit Time* LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24.—That the chief interest in thi* teomton of the legislature, beyond that contain* ed in the prohibition laws that will be enacts, wifi b* over insurance legislation and high coat of )i\ inr remedies, was the id** expres-sed today by IJeut. Gov. Dickinson, pre- Mdlng officer of the senate. That insurance legislation will be proposed which will cover a wide field and he productive of numerous battles between the advocates and cpponents of the different measuree has been, the belief since the session started. The-bills themselvee, however, are slow in making their appearance. High cost of living t>iilb are »t.lll Lein* proposed. tho half a doren already are before the house nnd senate. .Senator James M Wil cox, of Houghton, has one in prep at ation whiiit he l.elle\es will be worth SIO,OOO to f20,000 a yewr to the state "Under the proeent law.- said the senator, any one who kills a deer in the hunting -‘•‘to.cn is not allow ed to sell any part of It Asa re sult there were left last fall in the north .voods nearly all the aides of the 4.000 deer f.ha* were killed by hunters. Mont of the horns were tnrnwn away, too "My hill will provide that i ach hunte’ 1 who kills i. d**er will lirtt one dollar of hi* hunting license fee ret timed ta him ho- the state in ex change for the hide of the deer he kills The state turn can send the hide-, to Jackson prison for In '•tance, and have them tanned. Then they cm be used lit Marquette jnd other prisons for the making of shoes, gloves and Oilier articles. The horns could he used also in the matting A hut’ons, knife handles j.nd other thing a.” L»*t week a hill was introduced in the house to appropriate money to stamp out contagious diseases among bees, and 1» was declared in connection with this proposal that Michigan has the means to produce enough honey for the whole United State* if bee keeping was encour aged propetly here Rep Thomas Read, 'A Oceana, ha , conform! with officials of th» Michi gan Agricultural College at East ■ Lankina in regard to scientific legis lation that will er.eourate the pee industry .md proposes to incorporate Ids findings into a bill Numerous other proposals ihat are designed to hit at high price* in one way or another are expected to mark the sessions In both houses lor some time to come. THEWEATHER Dnreti and vletattyi V% sSncwlM i "•« Si anri rknrsitif, fate, r*l<l»r tn nllkn n*a*t»rat# waaterlr 'Haitft. tea rnmlm inriatele. I.«wrr Wletelaww: SroNhlt fate Srtnfidar nl«kt ant Ttenradavi o*F4»f fanlatett mniteratf anrtrrl; •fta4*. f.llratertte CtellHp* tlonllnt sales m«aa(fr »f tk* Itsrsss nf credits m L»»tr«tt. will adUreas the Toledo • ’redlf M»o'a a too annual dinned In Tol"<to VTedneadajr aeen ior on "Th- bad blood of com - m»r e " AFTERNOON EDITION Bit “LEAK” FOUND AT AUTO SHOW Sensation Is Hushed Up When Roof Is Repaired BUYERS CROWDING BIG TABERNACLE Exhibition of “Buzz Buggies” For 1917 Assured Success One great proof of the success of this year's automobile show Is in the fact ihat the attendance thus far has averaged 10,000 a day and prac tically every person who entered the door* of the big auditorium paid sn centa for the privilege Iti former years almost anybody could get a pass, but this year the ''free paper" has hern done away with to such an extent that It is safe to say that of every 10,000 who attend the show, 9,800 pay their way in That the theory Is correct is shown by the result. A larger per centage of those who have attended the exposition thus far have pur chased cars than has ever been true of n show before. People who have been in doubt about which car to buy have waited for this show so they could have the virtues of the machines explained They have gone to the exhibition where they could compare the vehicles and then have drawn their checks aud ordered the family equipage Tuesday was another big <ia> on Orindlev field I'min early morning until late si night (here was a steady stream moving nito the Mg tabernacle, so that the neighbors thought Rilly Sunday had returned. Also at 1b o’clock Wednesday morn ing. when she doors were thrown open, a line of people watted to ge» in. They were eager to investigate and weni oarlr to avoid th<- rush so that the busy representative* of the manufacturers could rive hem plenty of time It is said th*' the automobile* on display represent moiv than sl,"'k*.- bdo in value. That amount, if is be lieved will have been »pen< for tars a* a direct result of the show In other words, ft is anticipated ha' the public wfll take the enilre .<how off the hands of the exhibitors, ex changing th*fr caah for boar, wagons. There was a -leak" fn the tuber narle Tuesday that caused almost as much tronble a* the leak asrrib ed to somebody in Washington and which Involves many persons in high places Thi* leak, however, was far wetter than »he one In the capitol and for a time threatened to rum a whole lot ors perfectly good in.OOn and tld.oon busses h was a tegular roof leak. When the snow began to melt on the roo*. not from the external but from the interna! heat, the water began to drip thru on the beautifully upholstered ‘'boats" and caused a young panic. An Investigating committee h< ad ed by H. H. Hhuart. manager of the show, started a searching probe and discovered that the leak was caused hy holes in the roof. With great speed and much cleverness these holes were patched tip and the coun try was spared the necessity of call in* "Tonr’ I* warm from his duties tn the *ssi Incidentally the mutt far»wr*rs were spared the trouble and expense of hrlngtng m new ev hlhits, which would have been neces sary unless the guitfv holes bad been discovered and atuffed up \»mr Ctevtee »f Rnttetwa sh-MiM be *h» Wain# H<*te! M rest and T'irkUh Hath* for Men an<l Vo. men. '<pes Jsv inti sight tC*p» t *»- t»nd*ntn Adv Srlmlns—lkf llate nesf kl«A—lk*l la r%kt—*na>«< t»k - S*tn Ifl* IN DETROIT: ONE CENT. Action Extended Over Two Nights, Says Statement TORPEDO HITS ENGLISH VESSEL Only Ligrht Craft Take Part In Hot En gagement LONDON, Jan. 24. —Unofficial ver sions of Monday night's battle of destroyers In the North sea led to the belief today that British forces had Indicted a severe defeat on the German deetroyer flotilla. Holland dispatches indicated aevan German vessels had been sunk. Officially the score stood one to one— both the British and German force* losing a deetroyer—but It la known that the enemy ships lost a great many more men and that they were fell: more often and with more effect. Dispatch** from Holland today insisted that she German deetroyer V 69 bad arrived at Tmuldea under aid of tags &nd was barely able tm float; her deck was Uttered wfffe wreckage from accurately placed British sheila and she reported a heavy ceenalty list That other German boats may have been de stroyed wae Indicated in Ymntden dispatches stating tha» the V-Gt carried a nnml>er of German sail ors from other vessels, wbo had been picked up from the sea. It was reported today that efjff another German warship greatly damaged was enroute to a Dutch port The Dutch correspondenta of ls)ndon newspapers today quoted wounded German sailors as express ing the belief ihat seven German vessels were sunk or rendered «*e less by the British fire. The text of the official announce ment says; night, while our light forces w ere patrolling the North sea not f*r from the Ifiitch coast. ttae> ruet a division of enemy tor pc do boat destroyers "A short •mrauejnent took place, during which on-* of the cnem> de stroyers war sunk mid th*’ rest neat tcred, having suffered considerable punishment. "Darkness proven!ed the full re ! Milts of the action from being ob rerved. "During last nigh', 'here was also a short. -*harp engagement between on* mv torpedo lK»at dej trovers anil our own destroyers it) »he victnlt.i of Schocwen hank. "During Thin engagement, one of rut destroyer* was .-truck h.v a itc pedu, the cvplo-ion killing thrr'» offi '♦■rs and 4t of the i.tcv She • uh i;• quenth wjs • unk b> cur <wn ship*. Ott« nips ruflered n • i ’her r a -u«lti<*« '' REGIMENT IS IN NEW OUARTERS Members of 'he Thlrty-sscoitd reg • iment of 'he Mtcbigan National guard who arrived late last night iu the third train Wednesday morning I joined their • onip mlons the first ! two «ectlons in Port Wa>n»*. Those who esnie In th* bud s«'Ction ai«p' on she train. In all. there are now I.PRO meru ’ hers o' the regiment in the fort The work of checking up the prop er'y and giving the men a physical examination is «-xpected to start st >nce. as the troopers are eager to be mustered ou' and taken Mick to their homes in vsitcrtt Michigan. The headquarters of the regiment are in Grand Rapid*. Ansonx those who slep' m the bar racks Tueadav night was Herbert Gardwall. 12 years old Th* bny> father and tuothor were •lam when VlJla and his bandit gang awooped Jiurs ot> (’olumbua. N Ni Herbert becam* one of the mascots of the Thirty-second during the time t» was on the carder Andrew Hnnsemas. of t|;e machine gun company »»I1 Lake the lad f«> h'a bowte Is Grand Rapids.