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VOL.XLIV. NO. 286.
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Dr, Foster, Recently Back
From Europe, Tells of
Conditions There.
Declares United States Has
Noble Part to Play and
Must Go Limit.
ir -
Dr. W. T. Foster, president of Heed
«-•©liege and member of the United
Htates commission sent to Europe to
Investigate Red Cross work, at the
Presbyterian church last night spoke
before a Jflssoula audience. The big
church was filled. The choir loft and
chairs placed in the aisles vvefe nut in
to use, and many people had to stand.
Dr. Foster's lecture last night was of
interest and force equal to that of yes
terduy afternoon. France, torn and
devastated, Frenchmen, broken in body
but whole and determined in spirit;
England, giving all to the war; the in
fluence of America and the ]>art of the
Kammeas, were all treated with unusual
force by the speaker.
Mr. Foster said in part:
Simmies Bast Fad.
"I have just come from Washington,
where for the past few weeks I have
been in the midst of the discussion
concerning the war administration,
with which yon are all familiar. Per
haps there is ground for criticism of
the war administration with regard to
efficiency. Hut this much I know.
While in Kurope t dined with French
nobility and .English royalty. T dined
with French and English soldiers, but
nowhere but in the cutnps of the Sum
mers, did I ever find while bread.
Here, at least, the war administration
is not falling down. The Sammees are
the Ltestifcd soldiers in Eurolie."
1 )r. Foster told of the arrival of the
American soldiers in France. The peo
ple. over the whole country, he said,
regard this country as the savior of
France and civilization. The French
arc anxious to go more titan half way
to meet the Americans there. They
arc neVer failing In their efforts to do
all that they can for the Sammees.
Praises Y. M. C. A.
In speaking of the Y. ,M. C. A. I>r.
Foster said: "And right here I want to
tell you that those of you who have
contribute to the Y. M. C. A. war fund
have given to an organization that is
efficient and worthy in all ways.
"1 recall one night, it was Sunday, I
came at evening upon a camp of the
American boys singing at one of the
Y. M. A. stations. Ti*y sang "Abide
With Me.' and they sang it well. They
sang 'Nearer, My tint to Time,' and
they sang it heartily. Then someone
suggested that they sing, "Head Kindly
Light." They began and sang it lus
tily until they came to ttie line, 'The
night did seem dark and they far from
Then there came a change. Voices
broke; many stopped singing; many
left. There was no more singing that
night. Somehow, out there in that
place, with no light but a lamp hung
on ttie side of a barn, cold, tired, the
night did see mdark and they far from
home. I tell you people the t>oys are
homesick, and it is worse than you and
1 can imagine. It is this homesickness
that the Y. M. C. A. is treating. It is
this homesickness that, is driving man;
of the Herman army to suicide."
France Hat Determination.
Tlte speaker told of hundreds of vil
lages and cities laid waste by the in
vading Hun. and of tlte desolation left
in his path. "But I know that it is im
possible for me to picture to you tlte
France of today. The more I try it.
tlte more impossible it seems. One day
I was walking not far from the front,
with a friend. "This.' he said, "is what
was not long ago a pretty village." I
harked around but could see nothing
that I could even imagine had ever been
a building. A little further on we came
upon ten old man sitting on a stone. II*
had just succeeded in dragging an anvil
from the ruins. He sat there with the
thing in his lap looking at It as if it
conveyed to him all that had gone be
fore. Yet his face told of determina
tion. It is the same way with France.
She is still there fighting. Site lias
dragged herself from ruin and is bach
again, weakened, but still fighting.
German Atrocity Real.
'"Since my arrival In this country
from Kurope, hundreds of people have
asked me if all they hear about Her
man atrocity is true. They don't under
stand, for if they did they could not ask
that question. Don't you see, people,
that the atrocities must be true; that
they are hut a part of a system, a wheel
in & machine designed for German
w<Wtd dominion? If you had seen what
1 have seen you would realize all this.
In Switzerland I found a poster which
d brought home with me. It carries
picture of a German aviator burning
his machine gun upon a village of un
protected women and children. Behind
{Continued on Page Four.)
Th» wthwr
Montana—Fair, v»ith mild tem
perature Sunday; Monday partly
cloudy and somewhat colder.
Maximum ... 42 Minimum .20
At 6 a. m.......20 At 6 p. m..... 34
Golf bugs fondly recovered club bans
from the back of closets vest e id a v and
tried out the oP swing. Tennis fans
looked rackets over for possible
breaks. Rnseball lovers speeded up
the stove-league chatter and began to
dream of*the thud of ball on mitt and
the crack of a solid swat. It was a
day of spring, warm enough and sunny
enough to bring dreams of May.
Bismarck .........
Duluth .....
-X.............. 26
Huron ..............
................ to
............... 36
Omaha ...........
St. Paul ..............
................. 38
Wiyiston ................
........ 4s
Havre ...........
............ 46
Helena ...........
Sait Lake .........
.............. 34
Portland .................
............... r.6
Spokane .............
................ no
Calgary ...............
......... .... 40
Edmonton ........
.... 40
Medicine Hat
...........* 41
............ 36
Wlnnii eg
......... ..... 30
Declares Disaster Sure to
Dampen U. S. Spirits in
Sending Troops.
Amsterdam, Feb, 9,— German news
papers are gloating over '"the psycho
logies! effect"" which they expect the
sinking of the Tuscuuia must produce
in America.
Tlte Koeinisehc Volks Zeitung says
tlte event must unfailingly dampen the
spirits of Americans and proceeds:
"Sundry American vessels, some
with munitions and perhaps a small
number of soldiers, have been sunk
before, but so far as we know this Is
the. first case of a big transport with
it considerable number of troops
aboard falling victim to our U-boats.
MajAbe large sized transports have
never or rarely so far crossed, for the
American forces in Franco are not
very large.
Remarkable Feat.
'"As such vessels must bq convoyed
with great care, our U-boat"« achieve
ment is ail the more remarkable anti
grati fylng."
Tlte Berlin Mittag am Zeitung makes
a similar comment and rejoices that
so much war material was lost and
that the rescued soldiers will not be
immediately available for service.
Favorable Reporta Made
on Troops Furlough Bill
Washington. Feb. 9.—The Rogers
joint resolution directing the secretary
of war immediately upon admission of
an enlisted man or officer to an army
hospital, to telegraph notification lo
the nearest relative, giving the pa
tient's condition and the nature of the
malady, was favorably reported to tlte
bouse today by the military commit
tee. The war department lias an
nounced that such reports now are be
ing made.
The committee also favorably re
ported, with the war department's ap
proval, the bill authorizing furlough
ing of enlisted men without pay upon
their own application eo that they may
do farm work.
War Department Requests
Additional Appropriations
Washington. Feb. 9.—While the
house appropriations committee wgs
[Hitting the finishing touches today on
the billion and a half dollars deficiency
appropriation bill for the army and
navy, it received an additional re
quest from the war department fqr
an immediate appropriation of 911.
'-"93.000. Of this sum. IS.000,000 is for
manufacturing, repairing, procuring
and issuing arms. $.',040.000 for termi
nal storage facilities and small sums
for building Improvement» at the
Watertown and Rock island arsenal«.
Bandits Kill Official
When He Stops Robbery
Chicago, Feb. 9.—Cvville if. Travis,
president of tho Fidelity Portrait com
pany, was shot to death today when lie
tried to escape from two bandits who
entered his office in an attempt to
steal money Travis had Just brought
! from a bank for the weekly payroll.
I TheJumdits fled without their Intended
^ loot.
Kaiser Issues Decree Saying
War Will End Favorably
for Teutons.
___ J
Heart's Desire to Maintain •
. . .
m y house. T he« intimate relationship |
n the crown and the people* s< - 1
in long: >«*•«
Peace for Fatherland
for 26 Years.
the I,
Amsterdam. Feb. 9.- Following I
full text of tlte « mperor's decree,
dressed to tile Imperial chanrolloi. as 1
published in tilt- German iwtpers:
"The more serious the times and the
greater the responsibilty laid upon mo
by God. the more warmly nnd the more
grateful do I feel for these tokens of
the most faithful alliance to me and
cured by my forefather
of history has in the most hard times i
been drawn most closely. It gleams
upon me when I express the iutuet
land's thanks to onr heroic warriors at
the front. It touches me deeply wh-m
I stand at ttie bedside of our vv um t il
and dying. It meets me in a moving
manner In all parts of the homeland
and even here, where it finds utter
ance in open expression of enrmst
anxiety concerning the future of the
"Tried to Keep Peace."
"Through L'tj years il lias been uy
heart's desire to consolidate In : r e
the empire united by Hie Great fculs- r
and ills iron chancellor and to pro
mote economic life, science and I coli
not ngy and therewith the rise of the
entire German people to an even great
er participation in the intellectual ami
economic possessions of the fatherland.
"When the enev.v of our enemies
forced me to call up alt the powers of
our people* for the defense of our
home soil, with deep thankfulness I re
call ilios«* proudest days of Germany's
history when alt .classes and parties
proved that our beloved fatherland was
worth to them every sacrifiée. Sinei
then, thanks to the superior general
ship of our great military leaders and
tin* inspired deeds of otir army and
the. Hid of our allies standing faithfully
at our side, successes which will be
historic itt tile world have been ours.
"Gott Mit Uns."
"With self-saerlriclng persrrverance,
enormous labor and great achievements
of ttie homeland we. have also braved
disaster nnd hardship, so that otir
people, proved in field and country, can.
with God's help, look forward with
strong assurance to a. good peace.
"'To this end. however, it now needs
most serious self-discipline and In
ternal unity and wilting subordination
to great alms, readiness to bear even
the heaviest bunions and confidence In
our own Invincibility and the putting
forth of all our powers for the one
great, aim—the winning of a strömt
secure future for the fatherland.
"To this end I beg the loyal co-op
eration t»f all who love our people and
will serve Its future. Then will arise
from the seed of these ha id years and
the blood of the fallen sons of Ger
many a strong empire and a happy na
tion blest with economic, intellectual
and moral possession. So help us
Blames Von Tirpitz Because
Warfare Failed.
London. Feb. 9.—An article attack
ing the submarine warfare, which was
suppressed by the German censor last
October, has now been published "with
the sanctkyi of War Minister von
Htrin" by the Kiel Zeitung. The ar
ticle was written by J>r. Htuve. a pro
gressive member of tlie reichstag, who
declares that the submarine war Is a
failure and discusses at considerable
length "who was responsible for the
unrestricted submarine warfare agi
tation and for the statement tha4
Kngland could l>e forced to her knees
within six months."
Dr. Stove asserts, after quoting
tariety of witnesses that the whole
agitation was conducted and engi
neered by Admiral von Tirpitz, after
the latter "h retirement. The article
then develops into an attack on Von
Tirpitz and the New Fatherland party
for getting Germany into this diffi
culty." and closes with the assertion
that the submarine warfare might hav«
been a success except for the fact that
Von Tirpitz while in office had neg«
. ,
iected to build submarines in sufficient
} numbers to insure success.
Bingham Still
Fights Gamely
for Existence
Attending Physicians Report
Taker of Mercuric Bichlo
ride Is Holding His Own in
Grim Struggle.
"He Is getting along very, very well."
was the statement made yesterday by
the physicians attending \v. H. Klng
ha in, the Chicago historian, who took)
i"" o'crdoso of bichloride of mercury j
In hi*« room at tin» normt*«* hohl last
Sunday evening. |
Thus ouch «lay it appears that tin*
<hancoH for BlnKlmm to n oow r «row
jKrfatcr nUfi dotennlm<ll\ ho Is hattlimr
fnl nfe against tho ev»i efforts of
the poison with which he Intended to
eml his existence Ho has gone down
to the shadow tkf the valley and now.
believing that there Is somethin)? in
life after all. h** hopes to lake up Ids
work once mor<\
This Is now the orilleal period, hut
he awaits the crisis calmly and It will
1-e onlv a short time when cither the
rime will act quickly and end his 1 if«*.
or the* physicians will he able to an
nounce that he will recover. Il Is now
the time of uncertainty and tin*
chances of recovery arc* about even.
Death if It conies at all will he sudden.
Ife still cherishes the hope to live
^ rv
nllf |, u
very moans known to tho un til« »1
1-rofoHNlon Is bolnir umo«1. TIo In np
pu rontly as «tromr an over ami I ho
lofl hl« nut ward uppoaranoo
unohantffri. Only Intimât»* filmais an*
ullowori to «oc* him ;in»l In* ohnt.s ami
roads to pass tho timo away, waiting
for tho hour vvhon his fat«* will lu* do
Idol, Ohoorful and In tho host of
spirits. In* doos not now want I*» "«toms
tin* (I mit Jrtvldo," as ho told tin l»i*ll
hoy at tho |»Toron<*o hotol last Sunday
ntnj? «ftor ho had tukrn tho drujr
which ho hollcvrd would ond his Ilf«*.
Proclamation Demands l-abor
Representation at Con
ference of Nations.
('iiicugu, Fib. 9. In a luni'bi mal Inn
iiililnss«'«! lu lire* projili' of 1 li*' Unltoil
Stains today, tim national nxocnttv«
'Olli in i I t#H' of ilia Sorialisl juirty «!.■ -
lareii thaï two probiiniH should now
■ngage tin* pnorgy und ability of tho
working class:
Flint, an itnuiodlato and doinoeratlo
I moo with full roprozentailoii of tho
rklng class a^ tho poser- confer
Soi ond. tin rcoonstrin lion which
mast liniii« dialoiy follow upon til*'
close of hostilities.'"
Tho ilerln ration of Pro -ident Wilson
in favor of open covenants of pouce
was approved und tho making public
of »M existing treaties was dentauded.
The proclamation ol o urged racial
independence for la,rg> and small na
tions, fri i "loin of the can, neutraliza
tion of the gn iter bodies of water slid
the destruction of fortresses, which
threaten navigation.
"Within a few months,'" the procla
mation added, "the war lias threatened
the civil and political freedom of oor
ountry. In the violation of the con
stitution free assemblage has been de
nied, meetings been dissolved, mob vio
spsntch has been Hupprwwed, mob vio
lence has been encouraged and a vast
army of paid secret service agents
operating as detectives and spies lias
been foisted upon UH.
"it Is of special concern to us that
our own country, which purports to lie
lighting for democracy, should itself
become democratic. At present, It Is
one of the least dem«: ra tic of all coun
tt les."
The pr-sl.imatloii urged the public
ownership of national Industry.
Huns Already Breaking
Armistice Agreement
Izmilon. Feb. 9.—A British official
communication calls attention to the
< iermano-Russian armistice stipula -
Ui,ns signed on December that no
German troots should l,c transferred
lo tlu, west front. sav< movements al
ready begun. U has Issu definitely
ascertained from prisoners captured on
the wi-»t front, says the statene nt. Ihal
seven named divisions, from Vltna,
1-cmberg, Taruopol. i'nisk. Warsaw,
Riga and Novogorod left the cast front
between Docemiier 14 and 41, and ar
rived on tho wt*t front between De
cember 21 and January 7.
Kan Diego. Gal, Feb. 9.—Lieutenant
Fred C. Thompson, chaplain of the
14$rd field artillery received a fracture
of the leg in a football game between
[the California Grizzlies and his regi
' ment, in which the Grizzlies won 35
to o.
Many Anxiously
Wait for Names
of Sub Victims!
at 210 in All.
Washington. Feb. it. At ..... .......
,u '' ,ls , ' r,, ' r «"*»» shl l> Tuscanl,,
,,ml ton»«*do«*<l ami sunk hy a
j^vi nian aubmariiwv a littlo mon» than
nanus of tin* «utvivoiM hml boon
Hmmuno,H i ,io,v i>> tin- oommitt
List of Survivors Arrives
Slowly ; Missing Placed |
> row more nanus wore in posses
sion of tho war department, hut will
ind hi* iirran«T«l for publication be
fore tomorrow, by which time il is ex
pected the remainder of tho survivors'
list will have conn* over tho cables
from Kniihind.
Many Names Incorrect.
Ml «lay a steady stream of the names
of the anved flowed in over tin* on Ides
and toleirraph wires, and was «lv«*n
the rljfbt of way over all except tin
most urgent business Despite tho«
preference «Ivon to the list more than
Ir»0 names out of tho* first thousand
arrived in such jumbled and Incorrect
!V»V' that it will be nccessjirv to
• heck back over the cables before they
van b«* stral^lit»mod out.
TIo* large fotvc oT » lerks will be put
t<» work again tomorrow mornliur and
It the names continue to conic In, by i
Sunday night It is expected a full list
Ilf Hie missing Will bo available by
checking Hu- llsl of survivors iiriiIiihI
Hie official list of nil those who sailed |
on the Tuscania. |
Partial llsls ot Hie survivors were
telegraph'd to many paris of Hie coun
try today a 11* I were anxiously seanncil
li> Ihoiisands who hopis) lo find Ho
name of a friend or relative. Those
who failed to find the name they
Houglil in the partial list may be re
assured lo Ho- extent of knowing Hint
Hie lists published today wi-re ahoul
one-quarter <ir the lolal of all ulm
are known to !»• saved anil Hie fuel
Ilia I a name doe« not appear In the
list <>t more I lia o a thonsimd avall
nldo in Washington lonigld does not
4i< cessa lily llldleale a loss.
No Now Figuroz.
There wi re no new official figures
■ ii Hie losses available tonight, and
Hie war department's figures continued
lo differ fron, those of the British
nnnilratly. The war department isH
tniitoH :■ 10 persons missing, 1 III ol Hiem
American soldiers, wlille the British
admiralty's figures pul the lost at 18«
niihslng. 1 »7 or I hem American of
ficers and enlisted men.
The war ilepnrlment bus ordered
finger prjn's of all the iinreeognizuhie
soldiers recovered in the Tuscania. By
e< inparlson with records here, it will
he possible to Identify them,
Fow Injured.
An Irish Port, Feb. 9. A, correspond
ent of Hie Associated I'reos who vis
ili'd He sick and Injured Americans
confined In hospitals In two widely
separated hch purls today found I hem
progressing favorably. In fact many of
Hie irn'ii had been discharged from Hie
hospital ami bad rejoined their com
rades In camp. Then; was only one
dangerously ill out of a total of 11)0 in
five hospitals, a lumberjack from the
southwest, who was suffering front
There wns n remarkably small num
ber of Injured men. probably not more
Ilian a dozen. They received fracture*
of legs or aims by getting caught be
tween lifeboats. The majority of the
meg, are suffering from mumps,
measles or pneumonia, of which there
were many cases alsiard at the time
the Tuscania was torpedoed.
More Than 100 Cities Plan
to Hold Demonstrations.
New York. heb. 0.— Patriotic demon
strations In more than 100 cities of the
I id teil States will 1st held tomorrow to
inaugurate national labor loyalty week,
a campaign of the American alliance
for labor and democracy, "to unity
»be working people of the country In
suppôt t of the war.''
Km mud < Jumper«, president of ihe
American IVip ration of labor and "f
th<- alliance. In m "message to Amer
ica. railing attention fo t|ie purpose of
national labor loyally week, says:
"it will !hi Observed by tile working
people of Ujc United State» as a wnk
in which the active loyally of labor 1«
lo is- demonstrated in order that iiaiiy
among ail of our people may in ob
tallied in the prosecullon of tin war.
'.'It will is- the purpose of these dem
onstratloiM lo spread the inspiring
message of America, to drive home the
coaviction that democracy • must I«
comp «tel y victorious in this great
•tniWPo against autocracy, and that
every lover of freedom must stand
ready and willing to make the last
sacrifice for tlie ideals of our great
republic, " _
British Share
Raiment With
Sammee Boys {
l.omdomh'i ! v, l o b. !». All the Amer
ican survivors from tin* Tuscania, with
the exception* of a boni J00 sick or in
jured, and a party of H2 who landed
In Hoolland. won* today quartered in
two military camps.
To» t.l\e majority of tho men the over
hind Journey from the northern coast,
when* they were brought aahor«», was
their first ride In the native toy-llkc
trains, ami they thnrouK'hly enjoyed
It. The news hail «prend through tho
country side that the Americans wo re
romltiM' In sf»eclal train», and nt each
little rallwny station groups o»f farmer
folk bad rnlhouod to* mteh a rcllmpso*
oif tho* troops nod vvavo* a friendly
«reetina* to which I bo* Americans were
c» nstantlv making ,*u kno»wU*olvrment.
Scottish troops pi pool the* Amciicans
1 1< »III the tallvv.iv to tlu* camps.
At one camp there wo>r»* not enough
overcoats in tho* h«oi*o h 1*» tro around,
so tho* British Tommies rhuilv took off
I lu* coats tlu v won* won tilin' and put
them on tho* Am» ricane
The one thlnir inns! « ppi «•« iato cl by
Hie men wiih :i ylsil I'rnin Miss .lean
Ogilylo, a member or Hie Bed Gross
'from New York. She was the first
American woman they laid seen since
leaving Hie United Slates. She came
from lleltasl with i lgarelles, cloth*
ini? rotnforts Mini r«»«ni
AI I lu* o uitipM lh** AiimtIahu offk'<*rs
\s«r« r«*i»*i\Af| in IIm* Brllish of Cl«*«* «»'
itUHS in III« 1 ln*;iiti«*st hisliinn, Oim* of
tin* firs! IIiIiikh III«* Tf»ititiii«»H «lui ult**r
K4*«*i»iK Hml tho li* KOi'sIs hml pli»nty of
woo«! things to «ol. whs I< » put on a
show for I In in. Thru oil hands join» »I
In hIokIiik sonn» «*f Iho hifo*sl Ainc*ii« nn
ru« llinr |>l« , i*t*M, I In* British sol«ll«*rs
MirprlsIiiR* llio lr ^u»hIh h> lh«*ir knowl
« »lj?«- of Broadway ln« hall* s.
I .<»!l»|uil«l< n\\, 1* « I». M. i'ollowiiu' TIP
thf nit in**»f sick or injured Am« ri
citriH (fuifin»«l in soin«* hospitals in on«
Irish port :
WarriMi A. Blauktnan, Carl là. Nys.
(»«•or«« S. Mcl>;in, William Bop«,
John K. KIiirh, If. A. Sawynr. William
Jl. Vonahh*. 1^. W. Blakw. Harry Bon«
«lift. #»«•» lx»» K. Hrii«*ait/, Julius HowIh.
H, l*. Kustis, Hidnoy K. Landrum, Vlr
«il Brow« i-, Uloii B. D«*niHon f T*l»arl«*M
Htoddarrl, Winiam J. Ln , (Jlov*
(( #. K. Uov«*>.
IJirl Hli Uh y, 1*aul <!oasii«*s, Walt« »
B. V'dliniif'S. Woshy M. M«:<'aul«v
Walkar, I Purdy l«Yy, rims. B. Bolloy'
John X. Stinson, John L. Bon«*, <'url
Mohr, <>tt«i I*. IIodK«*, ('harhs L. Bil
llnKharn, W. F*. Able, William Chris
tlonson, flidrr L, I>«:«*r, Arohio M«
t , »ark«*n. f/«*wls I*. t'aiilMl«-, William li
Lan« , .ast« , r, Mark T. Hibson, Lowls J;.
Willard HriffUh, W'Jlli«* 1*. I a Blanc,
Clinton Dolph, luik«, Kranris
IliiKb«*«, fjt'Hlor L. Smith. Jak« Bosh
man. Bl« har«l J«»hnst«>n, Howard K« n
yon, Andrew AmP-rson N«*lson, Whi
r^*n K. MjT'hiiv, i'harbs W. M»*lf»losh.
Le»tPr McKmirm, <'hrlstoph« r H« nry
Basil (J. Balhy, Jlruno J'. Bluhrn,
William (i. Brady. Summl t'ornb,
I'harb'H T>*rntJ#*l Davi *. Karl Wil«l« »
Drake, John Fuller, Myron Nelson
.Hayes, Elmer T, Holden. Lloyd Y. Kolb.
Arthur William Liao, Joseph Emmelt
McDonald, Bob« - .1 M.....! Albei » I
Nuamin, John Brnebeados, H«*nr\
Stanb y Ifurkeson, A rmumlo Busth hi,
l«esll<; Dale, c 'si rl L. Itlsouke, Su mu» I
If. Eddiu*. Hnrrison Bat«*«. Silva H«*ns
ley. ifallk) Monel ton, 1^« V. Lashua
John K, McDonnell.
William Francis Mat bais, Sidney
Robert llall, Clarence T. N« ash ini, R« x
(\ Orwr, I>awr**fic<^ Natliani*'l Riley.
Herbert D. Taylor, John Kumorowsky.
FkJwj»rd Jafti«*H B« terinan, R«»man Sfcn
davai. «, *»iks Johnson, Oliver « *«»1«*.
« harh-s Horn«*« k**r * 'L» renc»" J«»liiiK*»n,
W illiam IhjukIhs Bin«*. «> >>r& A. Slur
|r*n. IP»y .Houston |tc*«l«iii!K Withani B
furtis, J«ihn H. Bli»*r,ley; (ieoi'K** Rich
ard Baker, Jam« h McAdams, < 'harte»
Smith, itolan«! Ivlwanl Duncan,
(ierman Railroads Victims
of Wholesale LMundcrinir
Amsterdam, Feb. 9.—The Nord
Deutsch Allgemeine Zeitung of Berlin
says that wholesale thefts have re
jc. ntly occurred on railways through
j cut Germany. These arc attributed to
organized bands of thieves and the
losses liuve amounted up to 80,000
marks. Whole wugonloads of food
«tuffs have beep plundered.
Admiral Jellicoc Declares
Menace of Sea Will Be
Killed by August.
---- V.
Have Many New Inventions
to Protect Ships With
American Troops.
New York, Feb. », —Means have
en found to make Iroop transports
iin.-diikublo by submarine, according it*
•i »Internent made tonight by William
1 - Kmutders, vice cliulrmattf of tho
,||lv *tl consulting board, in an address
at a dinner of the LTdvendly of Penn*
Halim alumni in this city,
Mr. Saunders said that one of the
»hips rccrhtly commandeered by tho
government "now lies at an Atlantia
port and in such shape (hat sho cannot
be sunk hy an exploding torpedo."
Cannot Sink Shipo.
"I can conceive or no rassoit why
nils itil'ormutlon should be held,- ha
added. "On tho contrary I believe it
is weil (hat ihc enemy may come It*
realize that the time has been reached
when American transports are ready
for the troiisporlution of. cyr troops
In ships which Hie enemy cannot sink.
Tills ship tnuy have a hole 30 or 10
led In diameter blown in her side«
and site will remain afloat. Hucli a
hole would waterlog but otic-tenth of
Ho boneycomlrtoi airtight cell»."
Confidence Felt.
Washington, Feb. !>.- Announcement;
Vice Gltairmun Kaunders of tho
tnt v a I consulting boned that moans had
Ic-ef! found to make troop «hips prae
i a ally iitisiukable, lut» added a new
meaning to lito air of confldenco wllii
whleh both American and British nu
'a.l aotliorllles are facing their task
of - leuring Hie sea» of U-boats, ke
' ein stalemenls by Admiral J-Ulcoe,
formerly first sea lord of tho "British
mlmlrulty, by Kecielary Dun'ols and
other offieials have Indicutud Htut n
campaign lias been mapped out and
Hi«' Inslruineutulltiez developed whlclt
arc expeeted to curb if not to eliinl
mib tin submarines entirely within
the la xl few months.
New Dsvices Ready.
DIseiiHslon of Hie devices develop :d
Is deplored [,y officials hero. Investi*
gâtions and experiments have been
guarded closely. High officials hav«
been free to assert privately, however,
• heir belief Hint the U-boats Would bo
'lacked sufficiently by early SUtitU'.Cf
to Insure a steady How of Americin
• loops .-uid. supplies to Kurope wild
feu accidents suc; 1 1 as that of (be T Is
- aula to be anticipated.
Admits! Jellicoc went farther than
ay other official by predicting that
Hie submarines would be. "killed" by
August. At the Hiimt' time, however,
le- warned that In avy ship losses were
to In expected to that Unie. Senator
Baker has insisted before the senate
committee that a million and a half
American troops could be taken lo
I rani«' and kept supplied (luring 1918.
Ills replies lo the questions as lo
wlnn the tonnage for the tusk was
to conic f i i-iu have indicated that thorn
u.i some information nt bund which
be did not care to disclose.
Efforts Bzaring Fruit.
V. Iiliout discloslm.- any of ttie new
u!s that may have been tle
i to meet the submarine men*
avy officials have pointed out
i| of Hu lines of effort started
Hie United States entered tho
ii now «m (Ini point of bearing
Additional «b.'Htruÿers and pa
trol . taH are. beginning to com« for
w iid rapidly. In some cases more
n "i .t year's timo lias bc«'li saved in
destroy, : construction. Swifter, more
hi'ii vily armed vessels, fitted with
every device that lias been evolved,
im «• is en rushed to Ihe support of
Vic«- Admiral Kims' flotilla.
With the complete mobilization of
ill ilu . agencies against an enemy
already severely hampered by »lie skill
and «laring of America!, and British
(■an«»I riieis, it is pointed out that
greater repression of the submarines
is eeitain to follow, ,-ven If uo master
weapon lias been evolved. At Jha
Mime time, however. It is evident even
without Mr. Saunders' statement, ||gt
various important mechanical devices
h.tv«' been brought to a high atateyof
perfection and will play a, large part
In tlie warfare. '| ro-ÿ
Depth Bombs Successful.
IX'stroyers equipped with:
fcotnli-s have been rated
efficient foe of the subn
number of destroyers, the
ness of Hie bombs used, and the i
of hurling these chargea bava ol| '
{Continued op Pofo ÜmPà

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