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The I r ll.nne \??'n I
First to Last ? the Truth
News ? Editorials * Advertisements
APRIL 26, 1.H7
Over 100,000 Daily
Net Paid, Non-Returnable
* * -y
U. S. Steamer Sinks U-Boat;
Mongolia Fires First Shot
In War Against Germany
Explosion on Subma?
rine as Shell from
Navy Gun Lands
Caught Craft
Rising to Surface
Had Stern Battery Trained
After Attempt to Ram
Submersible Failed
r Mongolia,
- happened
? a 1 -2<l an
Th? At.'-* Mongolia
rjej approaching the .outhea.tern
coait It wns n h may morr
. who hri'l rot ?
S day?, ha.!
art-room with
tenant Bruce Ware.
?bat felloe I
from ** Ulcer: 'There's ?
?aariai ft bow.' Imme?
w* naked far th" hnd_c. when
bad ? the voyage, and
practica.;;-' riffiu ?w a
nibmarir-.f periscope on the port ?ide,
Tried to Ram I -V_i.it
?cop? showed, but I realized ii
ttneouily .she ha . *e or.ee to
blew us |kj*kigh. with ?Mir ?
tarjtt i-ipetec Automati. ..T.y 1
th? ht\m H/ffht around and bore down
?pon her -.tarhoardw???. hoping to ram !
h?r. Thi* m erred our only chance of
rot being 1. I thought the
torpedo Bii-f?ht par* ulon|
I around.
MMi ? mmttei poaitloi
?j-Ty-tiorz. I cant *-'? ? rate
M fa] ;.round, watching 'he
. her motion, a_
ike pi-r
"Then fl ? c.n i _. to be
tele to all
tatrfed we had pul her ? thousand
?artf. I pun wa.
initie.; full ? : her, und almoat the in
.-*?? peered 1 'utenant Bruce
jar?, the i ' la? ??"id th? ? i
"We la-e t the
water I .-cope. I
There ?*..- ' COUra?. and
far ?or?
ea* ct'vi-? . . ?: smoke. We
In ??fain.
Shot Hit Hull or l'eri_<opr
"Naturally, 'here isn't i
?;t proof that we f?*t the ''-boat.
?I a* didn't recover any wreckage or
bedie?. bul there wai tha tell-t?Ji oil
?a the wa'rr?. I believe we either hit
"? ;.- struck the
ball a-m?.?*- w tha water level.
*1 csr.'t praise highly c-oufrri the
?aal, assy waj Lieutenant Bruce han?
dled hi? ?f.m crews. It was about the
b?*t 11* | ? nay I have ever
***?. Thc-c _? no gueeawork about
that iket ? h i*a?e ol applied mail
tWatir? -.r-i knew before
?** ?r.e i -?? j!J reaih
--nut. for 1" had computed the ?peed
,_.?t wr ? s -,. ? : 1 i n K and our
?hi*lion w ? ? ? speed and di; C
?f th? p-jhr tha two minute?
? apted from the moment we
tea the . Tfmj- the lieutenant had thai
"id to an inch.
"Our ere-.* ?u it howl?
?"?an they ?a* the splash, and th?
**** *cre proud men. W e eertainly
*tt\ to- . . , ,.
'??? *?jr over the crews practised daily
* ail car.? ar.d b?rrela which
???few over the v ,le. the eecoud dav
???they hit a un a mile and a half
**"?* on the aecaad
Named ?.un for Ki_ir.e?ell
~v.aid were named the
IT"** k -.ingtoii and
cn* ,1' tha kit. had
J*?*hatened T?
- war!
s Houndini
.. r *'?' K into nhnllow ?h?, r I
W"h' *h I"?'bab!v lyi, m
?W hr_? u th"U' U!' Wh"1 -**1'* ,'*'*'-d
**?*? :' I ?n ?*????? you we
*? au "C' '
??<? away at full
meanwhile that a auli
?tfckt b. ' ' ""??^f"'<, there
wa?a ,_ .7 n ???otl'cr
' ?iKhborhood."
a* t.i.'i? j 'c* ""'I'd rerainioceatly a*
fckh?_l '" * "And
te?, ,;""? "' Allaton, Mm.., where I
i^KL ' f#,k '.ratina;
?,?ai?er?ar, ,,lo f , ?
r^* 0/ *W votioye. on txitje 3.
Mongolia's Shot Makes T. R. Glad
ink Heaven some Americans ha\ e
?' We ha\e been at
? ?,f r
ha? Keen waging agi
Ins home .-.?
happy Col?
rir.p of pride h* he talked of the gun
crew of the a and the work
they did with the rifle ?hry had ?
' after him.
All the joy of a godfather in the
feat of an animute godson was in the
form? r President's face and manner
ig bands i
were i
to German U-boi
nite.i State? flag aro not always
"I ?,ni greatly rejoiced," he sr,'?1; "I
tuihfe th?
the crea i golia."
? (* more t han im?
personal exultai I ? < olonel's
speech. 1 ptain Rice,
the plucky skipper of the Mongo
"He i- a aplendid type of man." he
exclaimed, "lie is one of the sort that
will add fame to America front the
bridge of our naval auxiliai
This i? not Captain Ric?'s first expe-j
:n sea warfare. Ho xvas quar- i
terma?ter upon the St Louis, when she '
Harvard, ???'
ng the
Il wa? h?
? ?
ion h' San!?ago il>?>
? 'ni ? ? Ri? .'. the third of his
name, v.ns born n 1877. His
f.iili; ' ? ever** war since
rench and Ivlinn day?. He re
nailtic i aining on board
the Maasaehuietti sehools'nip Enter?
prise and was graduated in 1897.
II? then became quartermaster on ,
?he St. Lou i a, on which he served '
houi the Span'sh, American War, ?
and w 'ied to the Fin- ;
fourth officer. In 1904 he re?
nn,! entere i 'he pacific ?ervice '
Ifieci on the Minnesota He
-? officer of th?? Manchuria,;
months later captain of the
Mongolia, her .ister -!i p. This was
? I he wa? 'hen the voung
: tain m the United States mer
chat :
Captain Rice has been decorated b;
penir of .Inpan for hil courage- i
OUI work in saving the li\e- ol
shipwrecked Japanese lailors. He was
alao chosen to guide the firs! merchant
?hip throueh 'he I'anama Canal, in the
celebration which was poitponed be- j
cause of ?he xvnr.
Reichstag, Amid
An Uproar, Ends
Brief Session
Social Democrat Leader
Cause? Tumult by De?
manding Food Discussion
. .on. April 2.">. Adjournment of
the Reichstag until May 2 after a brief
and tumultuous session yesterday is
reported in a Centra! Newa diapalefc
from Amsterdam.
? -eidemann. Socialist leader,
?aed regret thai the Reichstag
should he convoked and then adjourned
immediately. '.eorg Ledebour,
the Social Democrats, .-aid
that . . not enough. He de
d that the Reichstag -hould meet
to-?iuy for discussion of the food prob?
"Tr,. ' workmen." he mid, |
? iiiion work
i tress."
Hen Ledebour's words caused ..
roar. Permission to con! i
1 wa?- 11 iu .
Only the vague I sort of dispal
d to come out ol
many, und -h?.i*.. <;?
Count von Brockdorff Rantzau, -'
Denmark, have been lummoned
n ?"m ? conference on questions ;
ted with ' I
according to s ' 'vi>- nhagen
Agitation for Overthrow
Of Hollweg Is Resumed
? openhagen, A] ! he move?
ment to overthrow Chancellor von:
Bethmann-Hollwog ?i urn -i evident in
Germany. The agitation is encouraged
i =ensions over -.iiternal reforms,;
.1 food trouble*. ;
I he Pan German, ? onscrvative and
National Libert: harpl.v
campaigning against the Soi
peace programm?
ci-iU.r severelj te
.- himself Hi.ii bis administration
from Scheidemann I propaganda.
The '
.-" says only a strong hand can
? jiitry iron*
?... g "-. the dang
. i course. The Liberal
organ-* speak of the hopes and fear?
that ruthless submarining; ha-? intro?
duced and declare that a strong ami
d abroad il
much needed.
? - the i ;ih'
I n nf lin ?i- ?
ptcstige on the Kmpci mani?
festo, which failed to satisfy an) ,
Van Bethmann-Hollweg i
lie* in th<- fact I nemies ha-.?
no points of unit?
Reporta from
re is
trouble, too: in the ranks of the So
cialiat majority and tliHt Scheidemann '
is having iacreaaing difficulty ii? keep.
lag them h al has virtually ,
been the principal g"- ,:rty.
1 h?- adm . hav?
ing no happy time in facing the con
' i end
ai.d junker enemies. The <
shakinesa of Austria Hungary ii
source of concern and the en
?eceive ,
in time? of trouble from preai ind Pal
liument an* this time lack I
Too Soon for German
Revolt, Says Cambon
Agrees with Gerard That Al?
lies Should Not Count
on a Revolution.?
I'ar.s, April 2f>. Jules ?aml.ii
eral Secretary t<? the Ministry of For?
eign AffBirn. sai'l to Amer can ?
],_ i. r eorreapondenta to day:
"1 agree with Janus W. ??erard, the
former Am?rxan Ambassador lo Ger- ;
many, in his recent statement that the!
Allies shoul?! put no faith in prospects'
of an internal revolution in (,ern
M ?'Bmbon sai-1 he fell that final j
Btion of complete defeat
undoubtedly lead to the realitation of a '
liberal and more democratic regime.
Greater U-Boat
War Is Indicated
By British Losses
More Vessels' Sunk Last
Week than at Any Time
Since February 1
London, April 20. (ierman I -boa'?s
apparently have started a gigantic nexv
drive. They operated more succ?s?
fully against British shipping laat week
than at any tune since the r> I
warfare -vas d? creed, according to th?
official statement made public here to
I more than 1,600
tons- were sunk and fifteen of less than
that tonnage wert en! I the bottom.
given for any previous week
Dur;ng the first two weeks of the ruth?
less warfare the percentage of loss
among ships arriving and departing was
1.04. Las! week it wai I.Oi M has
-.' low aa 0.43.
get ships in
cludes two destroyed during the week
April 16, xvl; " the
??mai:?'! ( raft wa? sunk in the week
?i.Jni)- Arn i i l. Nine Ashing .-essels
xv ere allO sun?-..
im the other hand, the lia! of ? ?
fullj attacked
? l'-boats. Hitherto in any
given week never mur.' than nineteen
? ? i" ? i. Ij a!
tack? d.
?'. ?h ipi came into H ;
S12 cleared. I'u
vious report- of .-hips lost l>> m.ne <n
submuriee wer? t* ?. follow-:
i >\ ? i Inder
1,600 toni 1,600 ton?
Feb. 28. 16 ?.
.','. ii :>
Mann 11. 13
Match 'Jl. 16
March '_'.**. 18 '
l. I ? it
ii. i : 2
18. iy 9
-.-m -.
Meet May 2 to Revise
German Constitution
Foes of Reform Delayed Call?
ing of Reichstag
Cop ig? ? April 26, 12:16 a. m.
?i man Reichitag Committ? ?
011 of the (
r organisation May 2.
The partie? interested in the inime
commenceint.it of the reform
that the committee
would organize yeaterday, but the I
s? rvativei and other partiel playing for
time delayed the ?election of their rej>
reaenl ' he committ?
German Socialists
Blamed for Strikes
Amat? riiam. Ap It i
of the Reichatag Auxiliary Service
".re COUI . leader of
the ? . lives, 1 elcomed (.encrai
?r's declaration that further st
tempt? t?, interfere with mut
would be ruthlessly supprcssc?!.
t ??unt Westarp inoinuated that money
had played a part in the strike and ac
euaed the Socialist minority of playing
the game of Germany*! eneniei. He
denied that the trouble was caused by
lark of food.
The Socialists indignantly denied the
insinuation and placed the blame for
th? |tl it on the administration of the
Spandau works, the decreaee in th?
bread ration and the agrarian policy
One speaker declared that the agra?
rians, owing to the high pr,co of cattle,
fed them with bread and corn, which
rker? rouiii
?_?"l ?Latoyeu? ?.r.U liftai Uri.jori.?Ao?t
Massed German Columns Wilt
Under British Blows on Scarpe
Haig s Troops Advance Over Battlefield Strewn with
Enemy Dead?Fifteen Teuton Aeros Winged?
Prisoners increased to 3,000
London, Apri h an?
on ti?" bank:? of tbt
v.e r.re still locked in the deadlie '
combat of the xvar before the Hinder
burg rwitch-line running throufh
Queam ami Drocourl the Wotan line,
ouldering their wax againit lavaf?
??enera! Ilaig'l '
made a little progreai during the da)
on the louth bank o! the Scarp?
. ed the hamlet of H11 -
hem, east of Treicaul! and beyond th?
Havrincourt vV'ood. Since Monda]
German prisoners, including 66 of
have been captan d.
The Hriti.-h nigh! communique en
phaaizei the violence of the A(
"Many thousand German dead," it
"are lying on the buttlefielil
? !ii. h v.e now occupy."
In the air the battle is developing a
greater intensity. British Sien are
cruising for back of the (lerman lin?1?
and hai I communications.
In on?' of these ih:i!- to-day i
bomb dropped ?'n the engine of a mov.
? eleai off l he t rack
and wrecking the cara. Hostile col?
umn? advancing toward the front and
tranaport detachments were at'
by airmen flyin?,- low and icattered with
machine gun fire.
Wherever German mach mes
ri-ni l'rit.sh airmen have engaged
them. I f! aeroplane
raah?Hg t'? the gTOUCd and tWO
observation balloons destroyed. Si)
British machines are miaaing, The
weather eo d bright.
German raiding partie- south?
Lens ? i, a? wen*
thrusts southeast of *? ?
main I
battle mi the Scarpe valley Here Hin '
denbutg fe? ate menace
and ii reaorting once more to
mail attack to cam time for the con
it rue! 01 " h i ear defend
?Vround ?
^?ni mg hai particular
irward lalienl created j
b) the Mr,'; d with I
Gel man blood.
Apparently the Herman effort I
?? los! pov : , ,i out only
? of sheer exhaustion. The
ing ? no longer from the trei
protection tha Germana have ?a de
tacheU and half-dug ?hallow pits, ant
? their casualties are runnini
I h as they did at Verdun. Hun
.if ?.orinan dead on the lb Id can
? n plainly from tha nearby heights
Often the lighting : .. been in the
nature ot a general melee, when neither
of the hostile artillen? ? ?.are., to in?.
<?n ?me occasion a detachment of Tim.
Hermans dashed pa I a half concealed
ml ?ni. the occupants of
which rushed out and caught the enemj
?.n tha Sank. There ware practically nd
After failing sround Moi.ciiy, the
Germana yesterday shifted thai
Kault to the new British positions be?
fore (iavrelle. A mass forma: ion of at
least 4,000 men started acroas tha Hold.
The British artillery held its fire until
the attackers were not more than L',000
yards distant. Inder the tornado of
the line wavered, broke and fled -
what was left of it.
On the French front the artillery ac?
tion is increasing, as though a joint
? with the British were in prep?
on. North of tne Ai*ne. around
the Hurtebise farm, the German? suf?
fered a severe repulse in an attempt
to drive the French back across the
Chemin tie? Dantea. In the second at
'he troops of the Crown Prince
reached the Preach ttenches, but were
driven oui by a quick counter-thrust.
Paris report^ that French detachments
eaat ? erny-en-Laoi di made some
progress and took prisoners.
The Berlin official bulletin states that
? " Bril -ii prisoners have been taken
during counter a"ark?, and a number
tanke" destroyed The number o'
British dead lying before the trenches
l to be unusually high. The Ger?
mans have nol ><-t admitted the lo
?iavrelle, the lighting for which, they
??sert, stil! continues. The ren?.'
British attacks on the Scarpe
were three times repulsed to-day.
Berlin announces trat on Monday
the French and British lost t ?
'planes, and on Tuesday nineteen more.
It is reported that Herman 'plan?
now advancing at the head of troops,
clearing the way with machine guns.
Story m' Destrotfers' Battle an
fu lit- ...
News af the Battlefronts on
r ??- s.
Tanlac?and the Twin McDuffies
P. C. McDuffie, president of the Atlanta Ad Men's
(. !ub. is an iinp.irti.il individual who would of course
*ic? er allow either his name or that of the club to be
used in connection with misleading advertising.
P l M? Duffie as attorney for and stanch defender
of that up-and doing quack cure-all Tanlac. is quite the
opposite to his austere other self, says
SamucI Hopkins Adams
in next Sunday's Tribune.
Mr. Adams's startling article will interest every
Tribune reader and every man who seeks to uphold the
standard of truthful publicity. Don't miss it. It's a wise
forethought to tell your dealer to-day to save your
Sunday 1 ribune.
? Che j-Sim?aij ?Tribune ?????
China Governors
Vote to Declare
War on Germany
Decision Unanimous at the
Conference Presided Over
by the Premier
Peking, April _.'?. At a conference of
provincial and military governors, at
which the Premier presided, it wa?
voted unanimously that China should
the war against Germany.
A canvass ihOWS that parliament is
overwhelmingly in favor of China de?
claring war, but President I.i Yuan
Hung is still undecided on the question.
German Flotilla
Sinks French Boat
Shells Dunkirk and Flees Af?
ter Fight with Patrols
Par.?. April '.'5. "A Herman de?
stroyer flotilla bombarded Dunkirk be?
tween 2:16 and L':J5 this morning."
says an official statement. "The coast
batteries replied, and British and
French patrol ships engaged the enemy,
who retreat? d in the direction of Oa
tend at great speeii.
"l'te of our torpedo boars was sunk
in the brief action. The enemy's !o?ses
.- known."
Earl of Suffolk Killed;
Married Daisy Leiter
Nineteenth Nobleman of Line
Meets Death ?n Action
London, April 26. Henry Molyncu.
Page*. Howard, nineteenth Karl of Suf?
folk and Berkshire, has been killed in
The Karl of Suffolk and Berkshire
?as born in 1..77 and succeeded his
father to the title in IK. S. |0 1904 he
married Marguret Hyde "Daisy"?
Leiter, youngest daughter of the late
??' ? hicago and Wash?
ington, and sister of the late l_ady
Curron, wife of Karl ( urzon of Kedles
Food Troubles in Sweden
Soldiers Defy Orders; Attend
Meeting of Socialists
Copenhagen, April .'".. New food
demonstrations at Stockholrti are re?
porte.? by the "Pagcns Nyheter." The
Military en napder issued an order
forb'dding th< ?oldiers to attend a
Socialist meeting Despite this order,
however, several hundred soldiers par?
ticipated in a great m< ?
i d?monstrations h_.*.e alio oc?
curred at Ipsala, forty-five miles from
Stockholm. <
Balfour Seeks No
War Treaty; Asks
? Only Co-operation
Marshai Joffre,
Idol of France, C
Ovation at Ce
Washington Greets War *
with Cheers?lo Meet
President To-day
Washington, April 25. The
\?ar mission to the United State
ed by Rene Viviani, Minister
tice and Vice-Premier, and *
Joseph Joffre. hero of the Mm
popular idol of the people of
was welcom*d to Washington
" ??' 11 h heartfelt enthusiasm.
To-night, after being greel
American o?oials an?l hailed a'
trious friends by thousands of
who lined the streets while
crossed the city, the commission
Ht the home of Henry White.
Ambassador to France, as the
of the United States (?ovemmen
To-morrow the leading membi
Viviani, Marshal Joffre and A
f'hoeheprnt, wi'.l be received by
?lent Wilson, and later there v
preliminary conferences betwec
representatives of the Irene?
American military and naval chie
fore night the Administration wil
in its possession at least a broa
line of France's view of America
ticipation in the war.
In appreciation of the French
ernment's action in sending t
I'nited .States as members of its
sion such distinguished citizen?. !
tary Lansing issued this statemei
'"It is very gratifying to this gc
ment nnd to the people that we ?
have as our guests such diatingU
representatives of the French Kcj
as arrived this noon. In sending
who so fully represent the French
eminent and people, xve have the
best evidence of ?he spirit and f?
of France toward the I'nited Si
We can assure the French people
xve reciprocate this spirit which
duced them to send these commis
ers and rejoice that the two greai
tions are battling ??de bv side t'oi
liberty of mankind."
Heads Hared at Mount Vernon
The leading members of the mis
eoming up from Hampton Roads ab
the Presidential yacht Mayflower,
their first view of the national ?.a
from a point on the Potomac Rivet
low Alexandria, soon after Mount
non had been passed. As the }
floxver came abreast the home of
Aral President the Marine t
played "The !*'ar-Spangled Bann
and the Frenchmen lined the rail x
heads bared and stood at attention.
Soon afterward the navy \ar?l
leached, and there the |j ?* 11 y Vil
ceived b> a group of American offici
beaded by Secretary Lansing. Toe ?
letary led the ceremony by shak
bands tir-t with M. Viviani and M
-hai Joffte and then with the ot
officials. Once ashore the party qui
ly entered mctor cars and drove acr
the city to the residence where
members are to be entertained dur
their stay here.
Two troops of United State? Cava
acted as escort for the mission thron
the streets and other regulars were e
tioned about the White home. Sec
Service men are quartered near by. a
a searchlight has been erected so tr
its ray can be directed upon the c
trance to the house. Kvery precauti
to insure the safety of the party h
been taken.
Mr. Viviani took a long walk throui
the residential section of the ci;a du
ing the afternoon, quietly enjoyii
Washington in its springtime garb.
Marshal Joffre spent the afterno<
motoring through Rock 'reek l'ark, ;
the edge of the city. The Marquis (
(bambiur.. t-randson of General Li
fayette, called upon several old friend
Meanwhile 'ho live staff officer? an
technical experts, who left Kortre?
Monroe by train this morning, had a:
rived and taken up quarters at a hot-.
The entire party dined later at th
White House.
(all on President To-dax
To-morrow morning Mr. \ Ivtaa
Marshal Joffre. Admiral ( bochepra
and the Marquis de Chambrun, accom
panic?! hy the ataff officers, ?rill cal
upon Secretary I.an?iiig. I-ater Ml
Vivian:. Marshal Joffre and Admira
< hocheprat will cross with the Secre
tary from the State Deoartment to th?
White Hou?e, where they will be re
c-ixed by President Wilsor.. Then
Marshal Joffre will call upon Secretarj
Baker and Admiral (hocheprat upon
Secretary- Daniel?. Mr Viviani will go
to the Capitol to call upon Vice
Prcsident Maranaii.
The entire party will be guest? of
honor at a dinner at the White Hou??
in the evening.
The military, naval and financial ex?
perta expect to hold ?everal prelim?
inary conference? with American offi?
cial? during the day. They hope to
get down to the serious business of
their mission by Friday.
No plans for the member? of the
commission to visit other citie? of the
United Statea hav? yet heen made.
No Public or Secret En?
tanglement Planned,
British Chief Says
Trust U. S. to
See It Through
Thanks Americans, Praise?
JofFre and Revels in
Lighted Streets
Washington. April 2.V Complet? un?
derstanding of America's attitude in
the war unreserved cooperation in tha
fight of democracy against the German
military menace without entangling
political alliances was expressed by
Foreign Minister Balfour, head of the.
British War < o ?.mission, in a state?
ment to-day to newspaper correspond?
"I am toli_." said Mr. Balfour. "that
there are some doubting critici who
seem to think that the object of the
missions of (ireat Britain and Franca
is to inveigle the United States out of
its traditions! policy and to entangle
it in a formal alliance, secret or public.
with Kuropean power?. I cannot imag?
ine any rumor with less foundation,
nor can I imagine any policy *o utterly
unnecessary. Our confidence in the as?
sistance which we are going to get from
this community is not based upon such
considerations as those which arise out
of formal treaties."
The Foreign Minister's statement
was officially stated to have been med?
as a result of his conferences during
the last few days with President Wil
aon and Secretary Lansing. It was gen?
erally regarded as disposing finally of
suggestions in some quarters that the
United States might be asked to sign
a treaty not to make a separate peace.
Thanks People of U. S.
! For Warm Reception
"Gentlemen: I am very much oblige?!
to you for coming here to-day and giv?
ing me the opportunity of expressing
to you personally, and through you to i
the great American public, how very
deeply we who belong to this mission
sent from Britain value the kindness,
the enthusiasm, the warmth of wel?
come which we have received in this
capital city of the United States. All
our hearts aro gratitied and touched
personally. We are even more deeply
touched by it as being the outward end
visible manifestation of sympathetic
emotion in carrying out and responding
to a great call, which is the real se?
curity for our success.
"No man who has had the oppor?
tunity which I have enjoyed in the last
fe.w days of seeing, hearing and talk
ii.g to leading members of your state
can for one moment doubt the full de?
termination of the American people to
throw themselves into the greatest
conflict which haa ever been waged in
this world.
Americans Not Aware
Of What War Really Is
"I do not suppose that it is possible
for you- 1 am sure it would not ht
possible for me were I in y-jur place
to realize in detail, in concrete detail
all that this war means to those whe
have been engaged in it for now two
years and a half. That is a feeling which
comes and can only come by actual ex.
perience. Wc on the other aide of th?
Atlantic have been living in an atmos
phere of war since August, 1914, ant
you cannot move about the >treets
you cannot go about your daily busi
t ess, even if your affairs be dissociate,
fiom the war itself, without havini
evidences of the war brought to you
notice every moment
"I arrived here on Sundav ?ifternooi
and went out in the evening after dark
and I was struck by a somewhat un
usual feeling which at the first momen
I did not analysa; and suddenly
came upon me that this who the fir?
time for two years and a half or mor
?n which 1 had seen a properly lightc
street. There is not a street in Lon
don. there is not a street in any city o
the United Kingdom, in which, afte
dark, the community is not wrapped i
a gloom exceeding that which mus
have existed before the institution o
gas or electric lighting.
"But that is a small matter, and
only mention it h?cau-e it happened t
strike me as one of my earliest exper
enees in this city.
Melancholy Li?t of War;
Law? Son an Example
"Of course, the more tragic sida <
war is never and cannot ever be abaei
from our mrnds. 1 saw with frei
regret this morning in the newspap?
that the son of Mr. Bonar Law, oi
Chancellor of the Exchequer, wi
wounded and missing In some of tl
operations now going on in Palestin
and 1 instinctively cast my mind be?
to the loases of this war in all circls
But as an ?I lustraron it seemi to n
i impressive.
"I went over the melancholy li?t, an
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