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\ . .lined ? ? ? .?mi. M I ' . -i. h I hii-1? n ? ..iiUieii.f ' 1 '? hoard ?he ' I* ? U ' ' Leaders of France Make Up Commission .III M ? ? - elected i author ? cf in scheme ? R i ve s Bellamy v ?other. ? of Kupros' -other. for six W h?' . . retary _r_rl M. 11 Public \m< . .. lie i - t. ?h uni ?ci o! Amer '?'?i ? il many yaai - quail t ha* I he advantage of a lia nk designated 1>\ thr Court 1% HIN a bu? i ne si at house getl into ?rn <iu? financial trouble, the l..*?> |ir?>\ id?*- tor the ip pointmenl <>< * H?*< ? it pi <?r Trustee m Bank? ruptcy. I In- Re. ti v e-r i? held l?i i ?uiuiM? liahl?* lur lh<* lundi that come inin lii- hand?. I he law relieve! him tr.iin that liability, h<>\. ? m r. mi condition ili.it lit- deposit these Cunda in a banking institution designated bj the I . S. Qourt. In selecting such in? stitutions, ill. (.nun natural!* imi-t weigh the question <>l safeti I he < ?ilumbia Trust Goapant i- one of the ii.it? .1 Neu _ ?irk Cirj depositario foi K?* MlVen in Haukriiptc*?. .COLUMBIA TRUST [COMPANY In Financi?l Disre.cT, 60 B?o?oet' In SMoeeiN?. CrNti?, FlSTM AvtNUt ?NO 34tm S'???? In H**l(M, 125th 5'?i> t ?no Linoi A?i?, i I . B? 148' Sinti ? a-, Tmi?o Avi I 11 .RO OF MARNE 11ERE TO ADVISE U. S. ^"???W?B^i^i^WW,.^B?B-W^WI^?W?fc ?V. "??rVi..,^MM...,^MMami..,^BaB?MBBI?^HMi...M NI \K>I! \l. .101 l RI Marshal Joffre Busy on Shipboard Working Out War Plan for U.S. ? (?encrai Joffre'.? fellow members in the French - int?mate contact in his atti ' tudr. ' ' habit. Hi | b> o? telling i necdotes <^f, ? Someti??. ' marshal i t?*n m silence for five hour ? ? paper will i'e submitted to him. He ..irk, lay it ; upon the ts up the next day, -. reduce the remainder to an - make altogether foui? typewritten Joffi - mall staff ?? er; , on the ship working ?'ii doc ?ments hav his presentatior of the military '.???ther he not his staff have I a holiday. Prepared l<> \d\ise Wilson prepared, if Pre? to la> befor? luation. He will, in his jud;* . ? do. ?ri, has been in America before. M was twenty-nine year- affo while on his way Lome on les He arrived in San Francisco -hip which, while entering the barbe k another. "I* ws- then I waa interviewed for the tir-t time by American reporters," irshal in relating tt. "The;, called me 'Colonel.'" He looked about Sm'i Francisco three or four days, travelled eastward, stopping two days at Salt Lake City nr,d four <ir five at m t- Red Cross during the nd Verdun. He i*1 fio relation of Major Alfred DreyfttSS, and come- to Amerua as the van of the commission, and t.i confer with American Red Cross offi regarding the best means to unit? two Bed t roes societies ?n the ? of the United States sending an expeditionary foice to France. Members of the French eommieaion ddition to those previously an i(i by the French Kmbassy are tenanl Alfred J. A Lindeboom. Miniater of Marine, a specialist ?i?rt. and Captain Ceorge E. ? . side-d? -camp to Aomiral Coche 1 i*1' Balfour Meets Cabinet Officials At Big Reception Lansing Entertains for the British Commissioners at Capital ? ?? on, Api ', at the Pan American Building lo? ng in honor ilini ?? ; Balfour brouj ? nificia! ant? ? - marking the welcome of Creat ? ??ii 'o the United - w Ison and all the Cab 1 - - attei ded, ? hile meml ? ' the high? ? gov irnmenl came to meet vnguished foreigners. Informal conferences *ia\e been held I the last two da>>. and some of - business for which the " isitai itlantic ha? been I bttt the formal discussion of the part the I'nited States may piay m the war against Germany will begin only with the arrival to-morrow of the h coinmisMon. The British ?Tepreoeatetiees d?sirs to work in the closest harmony with the Ficr.ch. ?oiipequciitly most of the great, ons to be discussed awa ? coming of former Premier Viviaru. ?nal ?loflre and their associates. Before the reception to-night the diplomatic memVrs of the Bri'ish ?sior. were entertained at dinner retary Lansing, the military offi? cers by Secretaiy Bakei. the naval - h: Secretary Daniela ?n?l the McAdoO Important Conference? Held Balfour and I ktnts hell important conferences during the day ? hicago, and proceeded to Sets Vork bj ? N'iagara Kails ...,_. ?J tor* ? to | t.i have ?aid M ,i..fTr?- to the staff corre no - ? ??:" Th< A- sociated Prei .corn panied the French m sion. "I all I shall m"?' your President, ? e have learned lo look upon ? Ol the err ,? p, -i? ? ryday wisdom, nnd in ??iiffht 1 and m. y 1 e, \\ ants lo Mcel I , >. Arm*. Alen "1 ? . ? i . [ -, our milita * ow mj com rade mi, and to renew my acquaintanc with American people. The impres ? in Amerii i i ? nt to refresh i them. ,.dd to them..compare whal I law then with the changes thai have taken : place 'ii the long ?nt? n al. I ha? and 'lien thought of ?he ad-antnur t . ? to the Unite?! Africa and ranee have never allowed mc ' _? ng a vacation, _*?ow, j fl 'Ihr Marquis de fhambrun, .nu ? . \- pr per 1 Kern **'l he America," larquis, "ar? not only I- itoi ?cal, I y are pe - aonal " n ' Thej go far into the pas'. M> wai ' sent to th? l>rou\n de Lhuys, Minister of K? Affairs, to go with Presiden' I. ? t Smith after the ? fall 0 d. Th?* "ti paaaed I ; go a? la child, or more recently, ha ?i oil ivy love and admiratioi for tl ! United Statei It will be i great hone and at the .nine time of great intere to me to meet President Wilson, whom I know only from hi? woi ; over the ta?k ahead O? 'hem. Tue amount of work to he ?lone ha.- proved a surprise to thi British ofllcia American adminii t rut ?. e ofl !-:,-.( rti orma turn thut will require time to assembla ibroiaiion In ? sense the British will pr? no? so much their own particulai ation. iis ? Alliance, The Allied 1 line? have heei ! that , found im| in the affan - ol on? un' ion alone. England, foi i sample, ha? very . : her alms with both . m.?! shipp ng, and il mpo ? ible t.. go into hei ?nanc al o ping situation without examining then reflex on the other cooperating na ? To-moi i ow i? expected to be d< \ tu greeting ti . Immis? sionen, who are due a: 12:30 p m. Mr. morning ? finishing the coordinating ol the work, hand to welcome the I- ieti.il lead? ' and to I? ave thi his (??y largeli al then di i] -, i. cei\ ??. - Mr. h emben of t he n to hem. bul o not intend to take an) time i Mi Balfoui deeply appreciative of the ? Iv the directing head of the commis lerioual) ? I ? conferences with the ; iwn. Mi Balfour took luncheon to-day .? hite, f?.i ? \ tu Krance and an acquaintam many . -.(lins:, and : '?on making and receivini nils. White Plague Alarms France, Say? Dr. Biggs Finds It Prevalent Among Persons Sent Back from German Camps Di Hermann M. Biggs, Stat,- Health Cemmissioaer, who recently returned from France, doacrifced the ravagi tuberculosis in that country last nigh: to the ciaduating class of nurses at Bel'evue Hospital. Since Februar... ISIS, hl aald, I&S.SO0 men had been dia?barged from the Krench army be cau?e of the disi a h It irsi particularly pievalei.t, hi amon? p. raen from foity-ti .-?? te years el ??se who matt sent back from Cern?an detention camps II.? told of on* hatch of twentjf-tigl pri oner? of whom twenty Seven died :rom consumption within th'" horn? Th? ?Jiiou. ?uiiiiv bad rase bed an alarming stale, lu .-aid. Secret Journey Of Viviani and Joffre Tranquil Sighting of Meteor Most Exciting Event of Trip Across Atlantic Convoyed All the Way Members of Party Passed Time Reading Up on the United Stater. \n / rt, \pril .'I \ ! ? r ti. Ii romm v?ni'- Mit?? i.o-day, American ?war ? ., French coloi s rom their masthead* and American band I in?,pd nch nallonal anthem. American and French a lors lined th? "i" their i, i ed. The special train ?ea**?**.s the m slipped nu' "' Pan in the early morn? ing, observed onlj bj ? fots leeret ser vice agents and railway men. The bom ,\ ,ng i???- known nowhere in ad ? ?I ;,' ? o t he |i"i I of de parture, Marahal Joffre wi Iked up and tation platform acknowledge ..tat ions of t he : ? w pi ?son ho happened to be in tl look? 'I nt t he greal command? r respe.'t approai h mu ' Whei Ihe I rain pul led a i a) men ? ,u! bai cd mit il Ii. ce r | iew. 'I he p ws ' without evei W arahip pa i ed out : ;iheail German sub ma i in? \\ sr-Klavored Kleganre The 'i ? nighl out the sh ? t? and con houi be i he a ind, all i unning *s it houl lights, After three years' ?nr service celebrated liner'which bor-- the patty i a mix!. of former elegance and rough tempor?r) titnnc-. Horse : ml t rough I ne i he ma .1 prom nnd shells aie stored In 100m j pi cab 1 ear the five and a huh" inch um Rack of repeating landing, and life preservers at?' piled handily near th*" itairways. The ame kipper who com? manded the linei in the New York Havre passenger servi-' n com? mand. ?' ' ? of the na the second nighl out, bul th? ?.,.'?! with th? party all the -.va;, over. Once a steamer looked ovei I turned nt'd hurried ?1 ??? ay. I atei tl? S?'' ' amer w n sighti \ three-masted French sailing t." news of the war. and the fluttered back: "Good news."i Saturday an English cargo boat act her course a- though she would run 1 ide road for fes might be a submarine tender. Then? uns a I"--, barometer and "me of rough wMther half waj over; ? incident tl.a? received a long en' ? appearance of I gt? v.otcoi I midnight Friday. The arc left hUzing courae remained lu oui for two minutes, ? ii- of each ds ? hf arrh nl Of on Amerii 1 umbers and many of the 1 probabl) could ps and geography, the Minist? \\_r. ? .1 I?? In? fellow mem Cabinel thai an e .traordi ii?? h,' ?er.t to America ? ?! ilmo ? 11 ??nt ac The f? ' ling m ? he ge '?;' tli?* Krenrl people for American coopet? la ei ideal l?y n ?I Frenchmen t?? Wash all* tu th< I he I- i ?-n.il minist ry al?" ? emerg? from a jon-t examination of the larger aspecti of the world situation, If pxaminatio brought mu ?- i.v. and understand? ing U ? . both govern - might be immediate. The mis ion was uni to 1 to urge \ . . ... ? ithei to plat i1 ? i??' .-.nil itioi ? ? h poaal of the arrive at reaull in consul! < 11.- mi -ion to Washington having been determined In principle, the quei ? ? t lu- men. "I would like ?o g?> myself," said M |; i bol to Ins colleagues. "Only it would be imprudent for me t.. leave the go?. ? pnl for a mont h, If it were - ten di\ I might do it." i , ?m M. Vi? .mi', the m. ml. ?i ranking next to M. Ribot in the t ,.,, Iden? M. Ribot, acting with the authority of ?lie ?'. then ciille.i on Mar-hal .Ii-iTic who reflected for s<mi?? time \ of the upei ior council ? he ii tlif higl tary ad of i in en-, ernment, He h.* nboul leaving Prance at this lime, bul ? and within a week had made his errangen Sueh is the confldenei ol I Krench ? i tm \|. Vii lani thal the> gave ? a ritten insl Gompers Urges French to Join in Labor Conference Sayi F.xperiencc of All Workers Abroad Arc Needed by Amtrica Waahington, April 24, A message of I greeting to ?organized labor In France, f urging lhal representative! of ? ry be preaent al I he internal conference of labor tuen soon to i be held here, was to day sen! by Sun. I uel Gompers, pre idenl of the* Ameri ttion of Labor and chairman t of the l&bor committee of the Advisory Boanl i.f the ' "'Hi' ' "t National De? fence. It point-; out that m. reply Ii.-? ; been i eceiv? ?I from I ran?? io the ii - - T*i"l .I. legate to th i ference. "There will i.e representative labor moil from Kngland, Cuba, Mexico, I at ." the m?- -- aid. "vl ?? need here the ad? ic<i . from the experience of the 1 workers of both Kranci and El result ?if the war.. "In addition, one can .nicely real in the influence ?if such a eonferent of the people of Ru - lia, m the pri'-ent nnaettled conditioi - i in that country. And it is not ami i to ha\e ni mind the influence inch i conference would have upon the I mind? of the groat massei of Germany. Hence, it il obvious how important th situstion is for France to have at Ira *. ? "... leaders of the French .rade union ??Kiit m thii international con ference. ? '"In the pre- en! awful couflil hriit?! wrong of a - ar for deipo ".' . al ; he hi carried rithout mercy the doctrine of lation, he has '.'??in- t.. ineredibla Uiitrti- '? i der, lapine, ruin ? : violation of all civilized law ?nt\ em* 'om-. it i? the unavoidable dutj of ocial and honor t-i deatri menace to mankind." Volunteer Plan Wastes Blood Of Nation, Gen. Bridges Says Army Adviser of British Mission Tells I low Cosily Errors I lave Made Britain "Almost Fanatical" in laith in Compulsory Service Washington, ?\pril 2A Lieutenanl General Bridg? . s meml ei of tl ,., i i r? to a talk with newspaper correspondent! ' that ' 'lemocracy had b "almost fanatical" over universal mili? tary ?civ ne. The volunteer ?..stem <? empire entered the war, General Bridges said, has coat the of the most valuable eitiaena, erippled industrial mobilisation and immes ick Kugim?'. ?urt? m the ?m "War," ,1 Hi idge?. "is no longer a war o tase i I Men, women and re equally drawn men and el . force?! into industry and ? ?l an I nun at the front. War has become an nu? il i 'Tor* of ? very member of the community, directed along the lines i \ ed General Bridges, ?rhile unwilling to be drawn into h discussion of l| Amei iean quest -. Iked mos* of the difficulties which tia?i luvet Eng? land when it', ?eg lining of the ?vu rhe converted herself from a peace to n war ba?is and hegan the immense in ?? of her ai mj fi om s mall to one of tl n 1 11 op? Hest Blood Sacrificed oui gi ?. aU *' d IB 1 nsral Bi idgi ? "was the ng to !, irooa of practically out - speditfonary force, Tin? robbed us of all training on!j thi .11? -.1 ?-. uiiiuli ?1 o ' ?he withdrawal uf others thai wei?' able to build the skeleton far our hew forcer. "A. tn?- fame time we allowed mo-t ot" mir bitter el?. n many case? to enter the rank?, withdrew them -'ieers' ? ? v astage of the b was enorn? "I* i? m> on -.ion that if il h . been for Kitchen? ality we ihould within pi?,i.ii-i.' , had hi i a . ? have saved eti?>rmousl> -n but . i?Uial el* ' f army eC ? , ? ? ant? ? t -, stem wit was ?? i.'tic* Bi l(ei tin ?'ni eight au* bv aude lit to go io th? . i oi t space of eleven week?, pro- j vided thej ate di tributed in propor? tion- of fifty among two hundred trained men. War senties is at least ii\e times as valuable a training as peace service, he estimated, Rclj on Artillar-- and Bayaaats "Artillen muai be in -n'?: prepon? derance," (?i-neriil Bridges said, "be? fore an alt.'.-k can be initiated. Thej bayonet, however, is --till essential to finally rout the enemy tram hia tr? nenes. I should estimate that the on the Western front an- doe to s British preponderance, ov. r the German artillery of at least; three or four to one. There is abso? lutely no iluiib' as tu the outcome of1 the war; the oily ?luestion is as to its length." I General Bridges commented briefly , - difficultie - of making good fight- | eis in a democratic nation full of per soiu'l freedom and lacking military ex? ' perienee. The Kreuch bourgeois, in the ral's opinion, makes the ideal sol? dier, because war las been almost an . ? m his I loi.il ?nee the days of Napoleon General Bridges praised the' army ih the highest terms, and ' ad groa n up between I rai ce an I hi glai :. former enemies, a more than friend-hip, ' wi almos) a love match. B -dees a ill consult with all. American arm\ officers and ha*- a mass of detailed information to plac? at1 their (lisp??-;! K - posaible he may i al-.? meet the Military Committal al Congn GENERAL JOFFRE AND HIS BATTLES By Raymond RecouJy ?? Ae s pteaa o* writing it is dis? tinguished bv it? liivriity. As a r? poaiioiv of i i.'ii'f anrl important ? e -? inter aattng nan ai;d at ?*nta <>f i ? the book nu a \erv definite place of h? awa, Kote York nates ?> Map si :*. * -i CHARI F5 SCRIBNC.RS SONS Root Offered Leadership of U. S. Mission ?Morgenthau Also May W One of Party Sen! to Russia Personnel Secret Pending Acceptances ( Ii.tries R. Cranr Already in Petrograd as Emissary of President Washington, April 24, Elihu Root will head the American commission to I'u ?m :f he will consent '" under? take the duty. It became known to? da] thai the Preaidenl has completed the selection of the principal mem "f the miaalon 'I he namei of ?he men tentatively chosen to malie lonmiissii.n v. ill not be made public until they have been formally re?i i.c, and have accepted. It was aaid to-day. however, that the men whom the President has in mind . ?r?* nil distinguished in their particu? lar line-?, and together will make up I [commission whieh will indicate to the Ru un government and peopl. d?*?*p intereal In '.heir welfare held bj \ -m?11? an government. \moii)f those besides Mr. Root whose ( been mentioned in th?* pre? I liminary discusiiom are Oscar former Secretary of Commerce und _abor; Edward S. Burley, former man of the Trad- ("'nun tioii. and : Henry Morgenthau, former Ambs to Turkey. Charlea I!. ? ran", of Chicago, busi I ?teas man and personal friend ot Preai ?lent Wilson, has arrived in Russia and will ki'cp ihe government in touch ess condition? there, pending the . it i 11 of I h?' comuii laion, Russians Cheer U. S. Ambassador For War Appeal Francia Warmly Rteceived at Rig Demonstration al [Vtrograd Petrograd, April jn ; delayed), Pro? fessor Paul N. Miliukoff, Miniiter at gn Affairs, and l'y :d R. Franeii, the American Ambassador, cla?pe.l hands on the platform of Alexander Hall in the < ity Duma to-night while an immense crowd itood anti applaud i ?I. Ii ?a? the Ural public demonstra of the now friendship of Ruasis growing out of America's entry into the war. The meeting was arranged by the Society for Promoting Friendl; t-on- Between Russia and the United States. i.||- Francis had just concluded addreis, in whiofe he declared thai Russis wa i not thinking o ' pes?e, that militari?., in Prueiia "a Ws BRTISEMENT M>\ KKII.skmkm fir 56<l 566 ??.o 568 ?fifth At*f rtUf.** *6'_- ??, 47T-STJ? IRE I LA TIRING Smart New Fashions Callot's Vested Capee oat?the bishop sleeved "Esplanade" Coat?Cheruit's Mandarin Wraps and Manteaux of serge, velour, smart checks and tweeds?as well as an almost exhaustas variety of Coats for every purpose at $45, $65 and $95. A Street and Sports Suits Copies of late French models in tailored walking styles? tcd-suita ?cape-suit* "mart sports styles?of tricot? serge jersey -check? with plain materials?tricot with fou? lard- -combinations of contrasting colors in jeriey and other smart c??ects. featuring ihe much-wanted shad**- of navv beige and grey $50. $65, $73. $95. Smart Hats An unusually wide range of Street and ?Semi-drcM Hatl in land-made designs and distinctly smart trimmed effect* - $20. fioomeil, and th?! liheity lovinj? people | of Germany would soon he fr< in had been frceo, and tha' s." eminent by consent would be catab liahed throughout the earth. The audience arose, prove! of the sentiments expressed b> the amba.?-ador, while Professor Miliu kofT reached in front <-f Baron IT" ? the presiding officer, sud grasped the ambassador's hand. Then, in an ad dreaa, Profesaor Miliukoff confirmed the word- of Mr. Frsncis thst R wa*? not (Iri-amm? of pesce, "President Wilson thought once." ? .1 Professor Miliukoff, "that tiie peace of the world COU Id be gained ?? ithout % icto Sou. by ? d< tion of war, lie ili iwi he is convinced of the contrary. America's entn the war at this time is more than a coincidence ?t 1- an omen." $600,000,000 Loan Needed by Russia ? .. Tribu e r ? Washington, April 24, A itate of the financial condition of ?he I. . s.an government ? as received in W ? , in to-day through a diplomatic ! channel. It was ?ought in relation to I an announcement by the Provisional Government to the effect that it would fulfil ail the obligation! of the f< government, which include the out rjing currency. I The to?al outstanding currency of Ruaaia ii 10 ..::??. ., againai which the Proviiional Government, according to the Miniiter , of Finance, is keeping a ?_old reserva at :;.". per cen? ; aginning ? war specie payment ivas impended, it? payment being guaranteed by all the es? tate of the ?government. The Finance Minister itated that the Provi authorized I to increaae the outstanding issue oi currency, but ?hat its policy is to re riel es into the narrowe?t possible limits. He d<*rlarod he a?i,i effort to krop th? **-.ld ri ?i r-.e against - ich currency up to ;i; prr ? ? ? Steamer, Afire, Send? S OS 11 ".pr 1 .1. er Coronado, n wooden v-js-iel, i afire iff the Calif* nia coa t, according to an "S o S" pit m ? up al a radio -Uhu her?- ? The <"-?ro?ado was <*n rout? fro*?. 1 Harbor, Wash , to I.oi Angele^ tmmaeamsaarnaaaaaaaaaaamatmaammmttaat Reserve Corps Officers! 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