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German Strikes Spread; 500,000 Out in Berlin WEATHER Snow to-night snd to-morrow. " Cironlnilon Books Open to Alt'. "Circulation Jlookn Open to All, BEIOE TWO CENTS. Oaprrifhl, 1018, by The I"rfM rablltbUs Co. (The New York World). NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1918. 16 PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS,, nNAiA jjl EDITION ?! EDITION - i . s : ., k. .... 18 SEIZED STEAMERS, PASS D MINT GREAT GERMAN CITIES TIED UP BY THE STRIKERS BIG WAR FUNIS Socialist Factions Combine to Force the Hand of the Government Krupp Gun Works and Kiel Navy Yards Are Affected. rP1'" AMSTERDAM, Jan. 30. Five hundred thousand strikers were out ttMonday in the city of Berlin alone, according to a copy of the German Socialist newspaper Vorwaerts received here to-day. Five aeroplane factories were shut down. Railway employees, ac lading to Vorwaerts, met, but the police dispersed them. ' ( tttic article mentioned many arrests and encounters, presumably be ivten police and the strikers. ' fcURICH, Jan. 30. Two hundred and fifty thousand workmen were letting In Berlin early yesterday and 5o,ooo additional were to go out Ikforo night, according to a copy of the Berlin Vorwaerts, Socialist organ. The entire war Industry Is at a standstill, according to the Vorwaerts. . AX Hamburg nulpworkers In they rct Vuloin yards quit their places. Monitions-maker In Kiel and navy jsjtrtl eJnployoos thoro liavo been out ulnco Sunday. jta"- Rhonlsh TVcatphalla miners nro .HOlttlntr In Brent numbers, tho Vor waorts sold. Official Dorlln despatches reaching lioro to-day doclarod that tho Hoclul IttM "tlll adhorud to tho ntrlkc." On good authority It was reported houio of tho workmon In tho cruat Krupp irrorka wcro striking. ALL SOCIALIST PARTIES IN GERMANY COMBINE TO TIE UP WAR WORK Scheidcmann and Hasse Working Together for First Time Meetings Pohibited. COPBNHAOB.V, Jan. 80 (United Irtia). Berlin's strike Is growing hourly. Th movement is spreading to other cities and Danzig and Ham burg are now affected. In IierUn a Vorkmen'a Council of Five Hundred fau been formed. Tho Information came to-day In despatches sent from Berlin. The Workmen's Council Is to be represented by an "Action Conunls eloa" composed of ten men and trotnen. 1 loose, Ledebour, lilttman, Philip ficheldemann, Dbtrt and Bratin all Socialists of varying de-creo-r-b&vo joined the CounclL German Under Secretary for the Interior von Wallrolf for mally prohibited all labor meet ing nd announced he would not negotiate with the strikors. He deolared that he would receive a delegation of the Sociallit Par ties composed of members of the Reiohstaa It was reported to-day that Ger man aoldlera on tho rant front had ehot somo of their olllccrs. It was adso roported that thoro wcru dis turbances among sailors of tho Ger man fleot at Kiel. News received by Americans con firmed tho ropoit of tho spread'vf the Uermon strike. Philip Scheidcmann, Clerman Ma jorlly Socialist Party leader, with Dr. Uaase, leader of the Inorpendant Socialists, and two workmen, tald Wallrolf of tho formation of too Workmen's Council and demanded that all negotiations relatlvo to tba liiTi" Continue a on Sixth Pasc) ED BIG GRAIN FIRES IN VIENNA; REVOLUTIONISTS SUSPECTED Warehouses of the City Ablaze and Enormous Damage Has Been Qiused. LONDON, Jon. 30. Tho train ware houses of tho Cits- of Vienna nro afire and enormous damage has boon caused. aocordbiK to a Vienna despatch for warded from Amsterdam by Ilxchamco Telegraph. Uovolutlonarlos nro suspected of hav m started tho llrr. HERE Y'AREI ALL ABOUT MAYOR HYLAN QUITTING B. R.T. FOR A FINE AUTO! Hi Honor Blocked on Bridge by Another Car Chauffeur Fined $5 That's All 1 lias Mayor Hylan quit 13. It. T. Inc? Has ho given up tho dally etruefflo for a strap and tho dally letter writing to tho Public Service Ccnmlsslon about tho D. R. T, atroci ties? lias Illzzoner abandoned his young Ideals about politicians being "of tho people" and not "lolling In automobiles?" It certainly looks that way. For It's a fact that the Mayor was lolling In a handsomo ono this morning on his way to City Hall, and It was a luck less day for tho ill-advised motorist ahead who, littlo knowing tho con tents of that car, slg-zaggcd like nn Atlantic liner in the war rone, block ing the Mayor and making him peev ish. 'The dollars next cajse!" That's tho way it wont in Magls. trato House's Court when Israel Ht.a love, No. 15S Henry Street, llrooklyn, was arraigned for blocking the Mayor on tho Williamsburg lirldge. Patrol man Pltzgorald was on duty thoro when tho Mayor's car onmn along. Detcnllvo O'Harn. brother-in-law and body guard to tin- Mayor, jumped out ami caused Stnlow'j, nrrmt. Stnlovn could not show a lirrrno anyway, and ho was given the f'ptlon of p.ijing ,-i fin" or going to Jnit. Ho lacked tho money, and the papers wetc marked "committed." The Mayor reached hn ninco In pretty good eoson, but not no early as he -would luivn had ho found the bridge unoccupied. DOAT new YORK Mis 500,000 OF BRITISH BIRTH HAND FOR NEW onmi-nrm nnirTnun o FUEL SHUT-DOWN Fuel Administrators Here, Oppose Drastic Move to Relieve New England. j Sharp disagreement between the local Fuel Administration, backed by tho most prominent coal operators of ' tho city, and J. .1. Storrow, New Kng-1 land Fuel Administrator, was appar- ' cut to-dny when It was learned that Storrow and a delegation of New Khgland manufacturers bad gone to Washington to urge upon National j Fuel Administrator Oarfleld tlni ne-, cesslty of nti Immrdhtto declaration I for nnothcr suspension of industries' east of tho Mississippi Illver. Later It wan announced that Storrow wan willing to cotnpronilso on a forty-clght-liour ehut-down for tho Uoston region alone. .Storrow has reported to Washing ton thxt nil of Industrial New Kng lnnd Is paralysed by tho coal nhort agfj moro acuta thero than In any other section of tho country; that hundreds of Industries, employed In wholo or In part upon war contractu, liavo been forced to suspend for lack of fuel and that widespread suffering not only hus becomo a fact, but threatens to Increase. "All that can bo dono In tho matter of coal conservation has already been done," was the comment of Harry C. Peters, Chnlrmnn of tho Fuel Con servation Committee. "No new con servation measures would bo effective. Tho best that Fuel Admlnlstrntorn can do In to enforce .Section 1 of tho Jan. 17 order naming a lint of oleven Interests which shall enjoy priority orders In tho distribution of coal. Hero In Now York coal dealers havo not oven enough supplies to gp all tho way down this list. I doubt If any In dustrial concern has moro than u forty-clght-hour supply of fuol to day." Mr. Peters said tho proposal for tho distribution of coal cards among manufacturers umo within his com ment olrcndy given. lvery effort at conservation possible already had been mado. As things stand at the Port of Now York 23 per cont. of all anthracite received hero from Jersey tidowater and Included In A. H. Smith's dally tables of coal receipts at Jersey tidewater goes to New Ungland points. ' Many housoboldera and Janitors were reminded to-day by Boy Scouts or school children that this was "Tag Your Shovel Day." From tho Whlto House In Washington to the humblost laborer's cottago in tho llronx, the National Fuel Adminls tratlon'a warning to conservo cool was carried on pasteboard tags to bo attached theoretically, at least to all coal shovels the Natjn over. "Save that shovelful of coal to-day for Undo Sam," was tho legend on one side of the tag. On the other aro six rules for getting tho most out of tho furnace and out of the coal that gooa Into It. Many thousands of such t4gs were distributed by the local Fuel Admin istration. Tbs rioy Scouts and school children did the rest. Jt was announced by tho State Fuel Admin istrator'n olnce to-day that patriotic meetings will not bo barred by tho "Garfield Monday" rules on Lincoln's Ulrthday. Fob. 12. Fuol Administrator Gunnison of llrooklyn had a tiff with a. woman to-dny. Ho recently arranged to get a ton of i.'al tn the woman, who Bid lmr supply u.m exhausted. When the v. agon ilium up with the ind tin no. nan nsUe I lo ,ea the dtiver's uinon lard ll h.nj nono and Kho r-fused to let him unlq.nl To-dnv sno called on the telephone and askod about thn coal. Tho Ad ministrator said fho would wait a long tlm before tho would .get him to send tw Aaothtp-ton. ' k ZONE; LAND mm iuuiwidiiu FOR SERVICE Irishmen Included if Resident- Here for Year Americans Under British Flag Subject. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3'1.-Herre. tary of StntO Lansing announced to day nn agreement between Oicat Hrltaln, Canada and the Unltoil Htntcs on details of drafting for military duty their rcpcctlvo citi zens residing In tho other's country. Th convention provides that Mug llshmen nn 1 Canadian: of military ago residing In tho Unltrd Htates will be given n specified length of time to return homo for military ror vlco. If they fall to do so, they will then Wcomn subject tq dinft In tho American Army. Likewise American citizens of draft ago rtsJdlns in Canada or Hng land, If they do not return, will be come llablo to tho military laws and regulations of tho country whcie thoy reside. Nolthcr Hrltlsh nor American Gov ernmenta hitherto havo boon nbl- io reach tholr citizens for compulsory military service as long its they re malnoil abroad. Thu IJrltlsh huve maintained for some time active ro crultlng missions In this country, but could sccuro only volunteers. It Is estimated by those- missions that thoro nro 600,000 HrltlHh and Canadian malo subjects between thn ngos of eighteen and forty-llvu mst dent In tho United States. A lurge proportion of theHo aru Irish. Tho English Conscription Act does not apply to Irishmen ns long iih tliey stay In Ireland, but gets them afler u year's residence outsldu the Cmerald Isle. No llguren of Americans In Kng land or Canada havo been compiled, but rough estimates pluco the lum ber In Canada llubln for in'.li'a-y duty at betweon 20,000 and SO.uuu Tho Mil to onforco military ."cr vlco of so-called alien Mlarhors was hold up lit thn Housu to-day on 1 1-1 -resontutloiiH from tho Htato Ieinrt mont that It would ombarraHa ngo tlatlons with. Franco and Paly. Senator Chamberlain, author of thn tamo legislation In tho Senate, (aid be favored, it dosplto diplomatic ne gotiations KAISERPLANNED LAST FALL TO DISMEMBER BELGIUM King Albert's Government Has Proof of German Intention as Late as September. HAVRE. Jan. 30 The Uelslnn Uov eminent to-day announced It had lnron testable proof that the German Go om ment as late as September. 1317, planned to dismember rtelglum Tho annoi . e rntnt added that the plan had tht f. approval of the Kalter INSPECTOR GRAY GIVEN GOMMANDjfJETECTIYES Pollee ("ommleeloni-r Knrlglit an nounced this afternoon that Insp't'T John J. Cray had been plurni. in i ni mand of the Ijeteetlvn Huresu nd that Inpertnr JoHejili A I "h 11 rut. who hns had rharg of th Uelei'.ve Illllrail. hn been nrslgned now t UViervilnn of tlie lliirenu of Crlin nl ldnilf lent on, l,nnt I'rupnrtv, Mi mk t'ereune Hiii the i'oireip'iiHleni e V. 'in til I' .lier lleH'I'lUAl lei Three onllre ciii'hui i.ue tunaf m for the nnnoiimcii rr.i.on ihn i rlisnans wnulrt give thein work uei"r their home. They me. F unW Cnn nv, to the Itnpclyea Htreet Jutlnn: i'lu McKlnney. to the Fifth Avenue Mi'Wn. rirooklyii. nnd John Llirnis to tlio Jj mtltx iitaUuu. LED DY VATERLAND IN THE ARMY NO EXCUSE HERE 10 BOOST MEATS Wholesale Prices Not Ad vancedLamb Two Cents Lower Receipts Heavy. If your butcher tells you that the Jirle) ofMnnat has ndvfcneed In oon eeo.ucneej of tho atorm holdlug back shipments, ho' Isn't telling you the truth. Tho wholesale price of 'moats to-day was as low as at any tlm list week. Lamb wan 3 ccnta lower , than on Saturday. Ilotunis ut tho Federal Food Iloard ahow that receipt of cattln last wook wcro 3,000 head as against 3,000 tho week before and 4,000 the week boforo that. Ton days ago tho price of beef, with tho exception of chucke, averaged from 19 to 20 cents a pound, On Katurday tho prlco went to 19 1-2 to 21 cents. To-day they are uuntod at 20 rind 21 aonts a pound. Chucks havo been nolllng from 10 to 17 conts a pound, anil the Highest price quoted j to-dny Is 17 1-2 cents, Joseph Conron of Conron llros.. wholusnlo butchers, said there had been no rln In wholesale prices, nnd I that to-day lamb Is nelllng for 24 to I 26 conts a pound, Tho price Hatur j day was from 20 to 27 cents. ' "The mipply last week was larger ! than for several weks bnfore," itulil Mr. Conron. 'Tho demand has fallen off In quite a oon.nldnrn.ble measure , owing to the meatless days, and for this week nt least thero Is no reason for an Increoso In prices. What next week will bring forth Is problematical. It will depend upon tho transportation problem," Tho Food Administrator has been J sending out telegrams for the laat few days requesting other food admlnstra i torn to act with tho meat packers to 1 keep down prlcos during the traas I poruiUon tic up. CLUBS NOT TRUMPS HERE, HYLAN WARNS POLICE HEADS Mayor Calls for Investigation of Al leged Beating Up of Man in flrooklyn Saloon. Mayor Hylan does rot propoe. that club nhill h trumps In thn Police De partment while he is In office "Kx-CommlMiotier ItiiKhee Informed mo In a talk with the police lntprc tori." wrote tho Mayor to "ommlialoner Hn rlrht to-day. "lie hid advised them lie would aland behind thu pollen in thn nt. of their clubs. I advl.ted him at the time thst I did not approm of this method." Thn UnmedUte ciihb of the Mayor's lettrr to Knrbthl was an nlleKnd club bing on the nlcht of Jan. IS "fi hn eonie to ntv r.nllre ' i illr Mavor "mot eevin. otli e: iio"n rniirn llnidqi'irters enleied th" mloon of lc nnr.u t'jtnii. No 'ST i;it.n, Mie, i i orner Libert t veini.-. Hioolvu ereheil eveivbedv in Hi" alonn arid jbt't UP Walratore Citiptrm to neli n intent that ho hud to rmeUn mediril trenttnent for hii wound. "Will yon I pleten InrrfltUitn and teport to me about tho fi'jave matter at in cub flittf! OWING TO T E UP THREE ARE KILLED THi nennan Machines l-ail to Reach the Capital But Drop Ltombs on Suburbs. LONDOX. Jan. 30. N'onn of the Ocrman sirtlniies which engaged In lost night's rald-thn third In two nights iTochpd the heart of Ixmdon. Thren pontons weio killed ntiil Inn Injured, It was announced olllrlally. It Is fen re, 1 tho bodies of six otner persona are hurled In the ruins (t a houae. Tho raiders apparently did not trv lo bomb any military objectives. They merely attempted to kill civilians, and thn majority of their victims, us usual, wern women and children. About fifteen Ootlia machines took part In the raid. On of them droPVcd bombs In tho southwestern outsorts of .London and another In the outlying northeastern district. There wore a few casualties In south western London. Tho raid was cut eked ) the combined activity of airplanes and anti-aircraft guiis. Conditions for tho raid were as favorubln as those uf Monday night. T'j.i ky was clear and t' iro was little wind. Following Is the official report of the raid: "A number of attacks woro de livered against lyondem by hostile alrplanos laat night, between 10 V. M. and 12.30 A. M., bill In no raw did the raiders penetrutn Into thn capital. The first eneinv ma chines crossed the Ulo of Thanet nt 9.30 l. M. and proceeded up thn Thames eutunry toward Ixindon, but wcru all turned liack by gun fire. At about the samo time thrn or four other raiders oroswd tho H.iscx couat. Thc.HO also failed to tenotrnto tho outer defenses of the capital, "Moanwbllo a tdnglu ulrplann which crowed tho Kssex coast at 10.20 1'. II. pabsrd around tho north and went of Ixindon and dropped somo bomb! on tli uouth western outskirts. "Other airplanes which crossed tho Kent nnd Vaaui const be tween in.?! i. m. and 10.SO V. M. were all turned back by gun flra at various placua on the way to Londoa. "Tho final attack, delivered across Essex by three or four ma chines betwenn 1130 1'. M. and midnight, was equally unsuccess ful, liombs wcro dropped In vari ous places In Kent and Essex, "About the s-inie number of machines ua on thn previous night appear to have participated In thn raid fifteen. A number of our airplanes went up. Suveral en gagements with enemy machines are reported. One of our pilots attacked a raider over the north eastern outskirts of Lunduii, with the tesult that it dropped its bombs on open ground and made oft. All our pilou teturned afcy." A Urge number nf thn persons killed In Monday night's air raid, ac cording to the Central News, met their deaths In u building the b mo ment of which was used as a shelter. It Is believed that two bombs struck the building, us the walls were blown out In large sections and all the floors collapsed. IlKItl.IN, Jan SO (Ma London) . Thn bombing of London. Southend. Uunklrk, t;av. lines ami I'nl.ih hj 0 Tinitii airiTiili ,i n iMiiim eil in .in Official Ml.lli-1111 1 ' I n-'l.l v rut; uintt.i) iiMvr.i. iiiiu;w. Arcadf I. Itrrr tea 4. II l r( 13 It l if. S T ''1 Af tt'i f.l hivl' ttMrnilfl T'fKli ; fil! !. Ae. Til li iiiilla Clwao loifl b4 MiitA Amtma rt'tiA'd List Iriitilm 4 auatr -ietri fir 4i te . rr-u fa tuff ill v""'' ru it ul uiil:'.. r'.raVn JStMaxtt iW.Hn. 10 HURT IN m i Si TROOPS . Iformfr rig itpman i mm I I AH 11 Hill lrl I i l( 1 A I II All LONDON KtHun tuiturt inuiunoHnLHU OF I I BERLIN EXPECTED The George Washington, President Lincoln, President Grant and Others Cross Ocean Under Convoy With out Even Sighting a Submarine. A FRENCH CITY, Jan. 30. The.pride of Germany's and Austria's great merchant fleets have landed thousands of American troops In Europe. Ptrmlsslon was granted to-day for the announcement to Americans that tlxteen former German merchantmen and jtwo former Austrian steam ililps have arrived hi Europe, bringing great numbers of American soldiers and that their holJs carried thousands of tens of supplies. The eighteen Included the great liner Leviathan, the biggest ship In the world, formerly the VatcrlJiid of the Hamburg-American Line. They h.u' an uneventful voyage and did not sight a submarine. It is permissible to announce to America to-day that the transports Covington, America, President Lincoln, President Grant, Powhatan and iMidewaska, all of which were seized by the United Slates at the outbreak of the war, anJ the former North German Lloyd steamships George V.iishington, Mount Vernon, Agamemnon, Aeolus, Mercury, Pocahontas, Huron and Antigone have all arrived. All these vessels had safe passage. Every one of these transports has arrived at a European port ten months earlier than their former German crews anticipated when they smashed the machinery aboard each liner. Announcement may also now be made that the steamships Daron von Steuben and Huron de Kalb are now actively engaged In service. A half million tons of shipping, formerly property of the enemy, Is i ow capable of being utilized by the United States and the Allies. The great transports were under convoy. In addition to soldiers and thousands of officers who are to go into training the vessel1; carried many bed Cross units, doctors and nurses. TWO U. S. RED CROSS AGENTS ARE KILLED BY GERMAN BOMBS William Piatt and Richard C. Fairfield Vic tims of Air Raiders in a Hospital Near the Italian Front. NEW AND OLD NAMES OF SEIZED STEAMERS AND THEIR TONNAGE Pr sent Ton N.unr nage. Former N'ame Levmth.tn . . .51.:St.V.iterl,ind. Ametlra :;.S::.Amenk.i. I 'ms. Ltnroln..lS.lfill.r,n ,t Lincoln Pros, tlnint. . . IN.OT.'.Prus't Orant. Powhatan .... 4.47!. Hamburg. .MadowahWa .. 0.410. Koenlg W 1 1 helm II. (1. Wash'gton. 2S.B70.O. U'nshlng'n. Mount Vernon. U. S03. Kronprinies- Hlti Cecelle Aitrimemnon ..19.JM . 1C. Wllhelm II. Arnliti l3.10;.r,i-.iM, Kurftirst Meieurv 10,9m . HiirbarosKn. Pocahontas . JO.93, Princess Irene Huron 10,771. rredorlck der Ornw Antigen" .. 9 SSI . Neek.ir ll.iinn Stei. . Kloll.Wlllielni b. 11 . . 4 7SS It. ,nn de K.ilb . Sill. Pi nr. Ihirl Pi le,i -Ii The 1'nlPil Pien eanle listed .iniong tlief eMseli the Covington .ind the i'in 1nn.1t! Hei-ordu here show that the str.imer Covington, of 16.339 tons, whs the tenanted (Jnrman liner Cincinnati. ITALIAN AltMY HEADQIJAlt- THItS IN NOHTUL-ltN ITALY, rues day. Jan. 2'j (Hy the Associated Prejs). -Two Americans attached to the Red 1 1 ross wero killed ut llestro Sunday 'nlrht by bombs dropped by German I raiders. The wrru William Platt and 1 Hlchard Cults Palr-netd. and were tba first Ameilcaus to bo killed on thn Italian front. They had not enrolled In the American organization, having enlisted prelous!y in tho Wynne Hevan Ilrsnch of the llrltlsU rted Cross. Platt and Kululeld bad Just arrived at a Ited Cross hospital on a motor cycle when thn raid botjan. Flv bombs fell In the courtyard of the hospital, killing four persons and, wounding a number of patients. The merlcnns were Hilled outright. One iiei'Hed a fniKment of a bomb In 1 1 ho tieai t, whilo the other was struck" 01 1 ht 00 fragments, In tiltt heady utormcii and . The funeral of the victim. oi thJ raid is hold at .Men re to-day. Tho ton liiiu of carriages bora thirty-five cofltus. Companions of Fairfield ani Platt ay they wtj ltlllej whlt perform.