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W?UTj?T?ni-Fartly el?ae> to-day aad to-ra4>rrir4r: littla caaaaa la toBiflaratara,
^*9m***w^ Ftrat tn Lt
First to Last-ihe Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements
Over 100,000 Daily
Net Paid, Non-Returnable
Voi. LXXVI1 No. 85,908
[foit.rtflhl ian?
Tha Tribune Aaani
This Is Palriots Week?Only Five and
One-Half Days Left to Buy Liberty Bonds
Liberty Loan,
In Final Week,
Lacks 3 Billion
Spurt to Finish Is Handi
capped by Exagger
ated Reports
Total to Date
Is $1,973,00,000
Success of Germany's Sev?
enth Loan Cited as Ex
ample to U. S.
\. ISHINGTON, Oet. 21. Thr Libertg.
jra. riagl into the Vi.m.
f mtrrtru with . ubscriptions of
c |] '?:.".OO0.O00, or slightly under 40 |
?he hoped for maximum. ln I
, | si P?1 to the flnilh next Satur
mty- , ?? . A to-night. II earne? a
. aa, rogardel U ur-ie. cssary, in
< . . v.rdespread reports that
( - totall announced b> tb? Treasury
, V . pf tr.
t i be*
I . | ? ? . ? -rier.ds,
-ive cpm. tO believe, in many in*
#;anr< Prrartment
r , ?.? ?? '"'al sub
t - pt -? ?:''? ' r3' hun?
dred million dollar." than the real re
\ ? ?a^ ein
r ? ph\ ha. pre
The total* 'a ell Mt! f-*.ma4ed. as
?\r.o_n.ed eac^ night, it ??' asserted,
t-present the .um of offici.l ar.d e?ti
?r.ated returrs sent daily by wire to the
Treasury, and are not ai'ered, juggled
c Teduced. 1
f rea_ury Department _>tatCTnent
> n . rrr.e the latter part of the firs?
ef the dr.ve." reads thi Treasury !
,-iterncnt to-night, "al- ;
? rre vcrki ago, rxaggerated re
j ? < * the. total araount of subacrip- '
hetn publ:?hed daily in cen
urre bearish to the ,
i ? ? i al hundred million dol- |
ptA.ej ol the department
ghoat thr esmnargn has been to i
ifa the latest offieial f crures at |
irard exactly as returned by the dif?
ferent Federal Reserve banks, ar.d to ;
rnake publie wlthoat c.iange estimates |
f.rwarded to Washington by head? of
the varioni di-4*r-< * eomnitteen,
?ittao ehainaea thronghout;
tbe eoaatry bere. bttn a?ked to base '
tht.! ? >.n what. they know fo
eo tho fMl | - u is known '
Ot the departmen*. they ha
A stnking a_- ? ? inaccuracy
pr ieai report . whicl
brondca. t k? . || r, ? n ia t
Minneapolis diltl
antitrt tt curren* sales ..ro beinp pub
I hr-) ia ulc s'arted
tv ore.
"The situa'ft: to night, therefore,
sircording to thi hoot information that
tl i _eeart_n< nl powoio, ? that tho
i-a'es to date are obonl .
? '.f the minnnut
?t of the ______i_nnn quotai set for ',
thn country bj McAdoo at |
thi outget of the eanpaig-). I!o ir.sist- j
ari that |S,MO.0OO,00< bl sold,
nd it was ("._ ixpn -.at the
$. .000,000,000 mark would i>o reaehed. ,
Striving f.?r Ft?a li.llions
"Vigaraai offortl will be made in
r - . ry .1 itrift hot Ptttn to-morrow morn- ?
?y r.oon to raise
The ...000,-'
taoiBg leet srght of in
foi the hrpner figure.
I of the |t .ruments to
I tho closing days cf the
I figures for tbr
?OVOath (ierrr.an war loan, just made i
"After more 'han three yeais of war1
and with a easualty I it Ootimatod at
thi Cerman people,
dii rt, have lubacrioed
? .. loan. Nothinp iroald
> lll other enemies
of thii eonnlrj nc. it will
thi pooo.li of
> fail to inhicribo
? than this tO thc att
ond Liborty l.oan, when they have had
?'i!y ? is loan and virtually
io ,,, |
"The ger.. ral outlook for tlie sale lll
> \ two diitarbing ol<
af'pear the apathv of eertain raral
Weit and
^outh, and overeont'rience, bred by un
Hoom Kxperled on I iberty Day
?rtjr i>?>. noxl Wodaeaeay.
t'.ons. The certitry will eelebratc that
oecasion, made a natiorra! holiday by
? rt has not cele
brated a holiday in many year. . Nor
? ga up in ap
p ?u.-e and ipoocboi It will br ? sales
<lay. as well a. a day of oratorv and
drsplay. Conmittoei ia aM tho twelve
tl of tbr eountry prodiel that
t- e sales for that day m lll out.,trip any
O'her day in the history of lithor the
f rst or the second loan.
"Libort) Hay ipoahon ioclado for- j
aft, at Hartford, Conn.; i
foimr' l. t ia'rbanka, at ?
l.?naas i ty, M| ; E .,rk, at
(Ulahoma MeAdoo, at
.-.'.lanta; Secretary Hakei. ut Boston; |
IS^rretary Daniel. , at ( oluntbus, Ohio; |
I raey General Gregory, al Philadel-I
th.io, at.d Serr. Ha:'.i
?"O'e. Willian I I I speak |
."ii>lace? io L_ oolictod later." j
Senator Husting
Accidentally Shot
By Brother; Dies
Had Been Hunting at Wi?
consin Home?Received
Charge in Back
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 21. Uniteri
States Senator Paul 0. Husting, of Wjf
tonsin, died at a farmhouse near I'.u h
l*ke, Wis., late to-day, aa the result
of woundg accidentally inflicted upon
him with a ihotgun by his brother,
(justave, while hunting ducks thia
BaaeiBf Husting recently returned to
his home at Mayvjlle after the close of
Ihe extra session of Congrcss, where hc
44 h* or.e of the leading supportcrs of
I e A.lministration's war programme.
According to reports, Senator Haa*
' 7(* had s:ghtcd a flock of ducks and
*ris brother to ghoot. He was in
front, . : d i- hii brother tired he rose,
receiving the full charge of the shot
Run in his back. He was at once rushed
tfl a farmhouse nearby, as his condition
v as found to be *uch that it was con
- ierrd madvisable to move him to a1
hospiul at either Oshkosh or Fond du
Lae, th? nearest citici with hospital
? es.
Senator l_s Pollette's collegue from
Wiaeon.ifl was an ardent foe of pro
Germans aml pacifiats. In the spring
flf 1P16, when the Senate was flooded
??ro-f'erman and anti-British prop?
aganda, Senator Husting several times
demande 1 an inquiry to ascertain the
souree of the missivea.
Rfl wan lifty-one years old. and was
elected to the'Senate' in 1914 at the first
d;rect Senatorial election in Wisconsin.
11.- waB the grandson of Solomon
Juneau, the first white settler on the
site of Milwaukee and the founder of
that city.
I.W.W. Plot to Cause
Coal Strike Revealed
HKNRIKTTA, Okla.. Oct. IL A plot
to precipitate a strike among coal
miners in this district, said to have
been directed from I. W. W. headquar
ters in Minneapolls, was deelared to
havr been uncovered here to-day by po?
lice. who arrested Eoal Kbert. alleged
dr-.ft evau'er and I. W. ft. organmr. A
letter carried by Kbert ar.d purporting
ta be from W. P. NefT, national iecre
tary of the I. W. W.. ordered him to
make every effort to keep the miners
trom their work.
Some of th. miners wer. out nn
Btrikfl last week for a day before John
P. White and Fuel Administrator H. A
(iarfield ordered the Southwestern
strike postponed until mediation had
been tried again.
Kbert al*o carried a letter from Mrs
William Boekenhegen. of Minneapolls,
director of the field corps of I. W. W.
organuers, according to the police.
IB his pocket*. were found nhoto
jrraphs of railroad wrecks labellerl "Our
According to W. W. Melten. Chief of
Pojice, Kbert carried a bogus sailor's
license and a registration card, the
numb?r of which has been called for
Roosevelt Breaks Training;
i To Campaign for Mitchel
Colonel Telli Reporters ?it Jack Cooper's Farm ! low
Roxing Cost Him Sight of One Eye When
\ ,e Was President
STAJtTORD, I omi., Ort. 21. < olonel
Theodorr RaoflflVfllt broke tra,ning long
enough to day to hoost the health camp
of his host, .lark Coopri, to the re?
porters who have been beaieging the
place an.l to urrance with Mnyor Mitche!
I of New York to make r.vera! eanpaiftl
speeches in th.- Mayor'l behalt. II.- fllflfl
revealed the fact tr.at whilfl h<r\;ng flflth
one of his tramers in the WblU Hou?r
he had loat thfl aight of or.e >>t hifl cyc^.
Incidentally he ran a half-mile at a
j clip that winded most of thoflfl whfl
I came to see him iaeladiag John
| I'urroy Mitchel announced that he had
i lost a pound a dn.v for the four
? teen days he hafl been Jack Couper's
I guest, shook hands with numerous
I townspeople I some of whom brought
i their babies along), had his picture
taken with local celebrities, and found
a few minutes for earnest conversuti.
with Colonel John King. Rcpubhcj.n
National Committeeman ftom Connec
Ordinarily the quiet of the country
lules at Cooper's Health Farm. The
' last fortnight has been far from ordi
nary, however, and Police Chief Will?
iam Rrennan found it necessary to sta
tion men at the entrance to keep tho
curious or inquisitive folk from break
' ing in on the privacy oi" Mr. Cooper
and hjs distinguished patient. Friday
a compromise was agreed upon, by the
term:. of whirh the Colonel was to IB*
ceiv(. the callers i.t JjI-Tj this afternoon.
Promptly at that hour the Colonel
appeared on the veranda, ar.d the police
guard allowe.1 the crowd which had
gathered in the roadway to enter the
grounds. The Colonel greeted a few of
h;s ftjeiuls, poflfli. for the inevitable
camera men and then Martcd at a itiaf
dip around the track which circles the
place. It is a little more than half a
mile long. partly up gradc. and thi
two hundred or more who stai'e.i tfl
follow him were <ooti straggling. Mayor
Mitchel, who had arr.ved at the farm
! earlier fur a eoaffllflBCfl with the ex
President regarding the Mayoralty
1 campaign, did not even gtraggle. Hfl
quit at the quarter post and went back
to the house.
He was enthusiaitic about the life
at Jack Cooper'n health farm.
"Most of you." .said he. "are not old
enough tfl rememher Jack Cooper as
one of the be?t skin-tight glove lighter.
of his weight. I knew of his ability to
care for old fellows like myself and
young fellows. too. My attent.on was
called to him Inst spring, when he of
f. reil thii place fll a training camp for
He's (ioing Rack
"I usually get some sort of a holiday
during the year. and I ma.le up my
' mind to enrne h.re I Ike it ?<? well I
? am coming *k-?.n once or twici a year
if I ean get the char.ee. Jack Cooper
ean pul ? man in the best condition for
a boxing eontest oi any man I know
like William Warren Barbour here, th*
amateur middleweipht chamfvion. He
llao build un cleigymen and priests
?nd < x Prcsidents and less important
folk. There's a bully table here and
the best spring water I ever drank."
The Colonel then thanked Mayor
John Treut and Chief of Police Bren
nan for courtesies received at their
hands BBd then proceeded to tell about
the proweil of Mr. Barbojr, who is a
vcalthy Paterson manufacturer as well
as a boxor.
"liarbour," said he, "is the only ama?
teur that was a shane better than most
profouioaal champions were at their
beat. I admit that I was very anxiou"
for him to po into the ring with Jack
Johnson. I would have bet all I have
on him. I have known all of the chain
pions for thirty years, and John L. Sul?
livan was the only one who at his best
was better than Barbour."
"What have you been doing here?"
the Colonel was asked.
"Walkinp. shadow boxing and that
sort of thir.g."
"How much do you weigh now, Colo?
He sidestopprd graeefully. "I have
lo t i pound a day since I came here,"
hc replied --"fourteen pounds in all."
In a general rirscussion of the value
of rarioai izereisei the Colonel said
he had WfOltlod none since in Albany,
when in a bo.t he "busted two of his
short r:b_ and one of the long ribi of
the other follow." Boxing he quit while
in the White House.
"1 ouit after one of my aids swung
a right across on my left eye. ruptur
ing soi.ie blood vesseis and eosting me
the sight of one eye. I thought that
was enough to rlsk boxing, and
The Colonel said he was going home
in a day or so and later would make
.several speeehes for Mr. Mitchel. mear.
time trying to answer the mai! he had
been unable to diipose of in the last
Army Private Invests
$30,200 in War Loan
Ripley, Aero Recruit, Explains
He Had Just Sold N. Y. Stock
Exchange Seat
SAS AN'TOMO, TEX., Oet. 21 Pri?
vate I.ewis A. Ripley, l_lst Aero Squad?
ron, at Kelley Field, purchased to-day
from offieers in charge of the campaign
104 liberty bonds. The officeri ex
proaieol surprne at the size of the or?
der and also the unusual number, so
Kipley explained:
"I have just sold my seat in the N'ew
York Stock Exchange for $30,200, and
tl e I.onds are the best investment I
Russian Fleet
Evades Trap
In Riga Gulf
Escapes Toward Gulf of
Finland as Teutons Take
Dago Island
Slips Through Cordon
Of Hostile Warships
Enemy Campaign Believed
Halted at Completion
of Operations
LONDON. Oct. 21?Th. Russi.n
naval forces, which were thought to
have been bottled up in Moon Sound.
north of the Gulf of Rig?, following
their defeat l.st week at the hands of
the German fleet, have eteaped from
the trap set for them and are now mak?
ing for the eomparative safety of the
Gulf of Finland.
Announcement of this ii mad. to?
day by both Petrograd and the Ger- I
man War Office, which also an
nounccs the completion of the capture
of Dago Island, north of Oesel, and the '
Island of Schildau, between Moon Ist- ;
and and the mainland of Russia. In i
the occupatiou of Dago Is'.and, whieh !
was delayed by the Russians long!
enough for the fleet to m.ke good its j
escape, the Germans toon several hun?
dred prisoners.
The Russian fleet. consisting of about
twenty old type warships, slipped
through the cordon of hostile craft
guarding the northern entrance to
Moon Sound, between Dago and Worms
Worms Island*,without loss.which must
blaiaea, without los*, which must
be reg.rd.-d as a hnlhsnt f* at, ifl \iew
of thfl inimense superiority of tbe Ger- |
man flc-t and the command of all the
outlct.- of Moon Sound. I
No Ves.els Destroyed
Only the battliship Slava, sunk by
its own crew in the battle in the north?
ern part of the Gulf of Riga, and four
small ve.sels wHch had run aihore
ftvled lo eacape. i
On their part the Germans lost in
their naval operations for possession
cf the Gu'.f of R Ita three torpedo boats
1 ar.d twa trawlflfa, with the damaging of
! one of the taa .lreadnoughts employed
,n thfl -e.iu<-tion of Oesel and Dago ial
To day"' Russian officiai report taft
the German fleet has attempted MMW
operations and is "not within .ight of
?ur pafltfl," which aeeears ta mdicat
I that with the capture of Dago M.nd -
1 the Germav campaign has come to a
1 itOfl for the time bfliflg. Land opera
: tiona ar?* not improbable, however, m
the near future. an-! there .till remam<
thfl threat of an altcinp-.. ,1 invasion oi
tha Guif o< Finland by the German,
dreadnoughf ar.d destroyers.
Scout Action* 4 ontinue
,,n thfl BBrthara battle front faflil*
! lades and aeBBtiBg act.ona eBBtiBBfl.BOt
' no large operations have been under^
1 uhflB bv .ither aiaV I? the, ragiaf. of
| N.rael lake, as well as on the RuBaB
: n.an fron'. GanBBfl tl*flfl*l ???-"?*
' tempted to 'raternze with the Ro..
.iani but weia mfll with gonflm, th.
.Bw'aaflw.? tha. the &???*??????
made to such moves la the laal few
Kaiser Returns to
Berlin To-day; Will
See Ex-Chancellors
LONDON, Oet tl. F.mperor Will*
.an. is expeted to returt. to Berlin
AA Monday for the hirthday of ti.e
GflnBBfl Kmpress. accordincr to a dis?
patch from Amstcrdatn to the tx
chanpe Telegraph Company. While in
the capital thfl F.nipero.' will have a
number of political conference. to
which Prlaea von Buelow and Dr. von
Bethm.nn-Hollweg the formei im
iperial chancellors have been iBTlUd.
Arrangements have been made. the
I dispatch fldea, for the F.mperor to
vi.it the German naval BBMS, and h.
lalso probably arlll 9* ** Hfllgfllaae.
AMSTKRDAM. Oet 21 -A ?orla dis
' patch Mates that i-.mperor* Wiil;am ar?
rived th'-re on Frday fi MB Constanti
'nople. The Kmpe-or din.d with King
Ferdinand ar.d tha royal family at
Castle Vrana, near Sotia ar.d re.umed
hifl journey to G.-rmanv at midnight
\ Friday._
CONST^NTINOPLE. Oct. 11 via Am
nterdam', Oct. 21. Emperor William
to-night attended ? banquet at thfl pal?
aee of Doimabag'-ihe. The guests in?
cluded Sultan Mc-.tmnitt! V, all the
'Turkish princes and members of the
Cabinet and Dr. Richard von Kuehl- !
mann the German Fore nn S.-cretary.'
Responding to the Sultar. s toast, th.
GartBBB Fmperor -^id:
"Yesterday it *u my privilege to
-tand on ground where Turkish foreea
: by land and BBfl. jocrformed immortal.
' gloriou* deeds, vici .riourly frustrating
j the enemy's assault on the heart of the
empire and render ng jmmense service
' to our common cause.
"Anafarta, An Burnu and Sedd-ul
: Bahr wil'. ever remain glorious papes
in Turkish history. It is a proud honor
I for me to come in personal touch with 1
such an army through mv appointment
I as field marshal.
"I gather from your majesty'* words
I that the Turkish army flfld people have
I the same resolute conflder.ee as have
\ the (ierman army and people to con
1 tinue the wat to * happy conclu?ion
which will assure tho ri^hts and in
i terexts of our empires. In unahakable
! loyalty the Germans and Turks will I
1 persevere shoulder to fhoulder with the .
Aaatriaafl, Hungar;ans r i Bulgarians
| until our enemies recogrize the use- '
1 lessness of their continuance of the'
j war. In peace time our peoples will be |
j welde.i itill more flrmly or. peaceful I
woik of kultur." I
Gun Crews of the Antilles
Held Posts to the Last
Survivors of Torpedoed Transport Land
in France and Tell Thrilling Story
of Ship Sinking Almost Vertically,
With Men Leaping From Stern
A FRENCH PORT, Oet. 21.- Sur?
vivors of the torpedoed L'nited States
army transport Antilles. some of whom
saved their lives by diving tifty feet
from its uplifted stern, were landed
here to-day, bringing the first detailed
story of the ship's loss. The men were
brought ln by auxiliary vesseis. Bnd
are being eared for by the United
States Consul. i*ome have gone to
local hotels, and a few started at once
for P?ris. The gun crews went down
with the ship.
It was 6:45 a. m. on Wednesday when
the torpedo struck. Few were above
deck except those whose duties ealled
them there - the seamen at the lookouts,
the gun crews at their places and the
officers on duty. Many of those below
were still in their berths. Others were
dressing. The sea was running high.
There was not so much as a hail
from a lookout to give warning. There
was a sudden impact and roar amid
ships, a geyser laden with wreckage
shot up above the rail, and the boat
heeled sharply and faltered. Then the
decks dipped toward the bow; from
the flooded engine room came clouds of
steam with a hideous hirsing. while a
clangor as of giant flails told of the
death struggles of the engines that had
been beating so steadily a moment be?
Rush to the Decks
Men in all ?ta_,cs of disarr.iy, some
of them carrying o- leppertlag injured
comrades, came pouring up from b'low.
Some were in their underc.othes, the
faccs o some wero smeared with 'a*'ier,
some still clung to razora or hair
Once on deck, al! the motley throng
fell under the spell of diseiplme. Ship's
crews, sailors and soldiers sprang to
their appointed pla_ei at the boata and
life raftj at the sharp eommands of of
I fieers, whose only token of authority.
for the most part, was vocal. Captain
Boyd, commander o* the steamship, was
coolncss personif.ed, and every sur
vivor paid a tributc to his efficiency.
While the men were piling aboard
such boats on the uninjured side of
the vessel as could be lowered readily
despite her list. the gun crews and the
..ffirers stuck to their posts. There was
no posing in their attitudes, as some
of the survivors noticed even in those
1 few crowded moments.
To the last the officers were sweep
' ing the combing scas with their binoc
' ulars. seeking fer the wake of white
| which would show where the L'-boat
! was peeping to gloat over its victim.
. The men 3tood tense and alert, ready
! to swing thei. wcapons upon the first
! target that presented itself.
Stuck to Their Guna
That was the last picture that those
who shot overside in boats carrird
away with them seamen and officers
braeing them .clves on the sloping dock,
hoping to the last to send a shot
through the U-boat. In less than five
minutes afterward the Antilles went
down without any one aboard having
caught a glimpse of the submarine.
The gun crews remained until the deck
; was almost perpend.cular. and those la
I 'he bow were washed away by the sea.
Tbe officers of th- gun crews were
sv ed. . , ,
Tbl Antilles plunred tirder bow *ore
moel Tho-e of her eomplement who
w _re a'ready clear in boats or dingiaj.
! to life praaetrere saw nearly flrty rnoa
i who Vad c'.ambered to the pinnaele H
thc stern. aea Afty feet or more above
tbe seas. dive off. at first sifig.y and
then in palrs^and then as rapidly as
1 ripe fruit falll from a shaken tree.
Some of them went down in the
, maelstrom of the sinkir.g and never
' rose again. Oth.rs were p-cked up by
i the boats. Some, ctinging to debns.
vvere in the water for an hour before
being rescued.
Russian Radicals' Peace Terms
Ask Neutralized Panama Canal
Kerensky Declares N'ation ls Ready for Peace, but
Will Not Row to One of
German Making
PKTT.Of.FAP. Oet. 21. The Russian
pca-e programme, ai drawn up by the
certral IXOCQtiTI enmtn'ttoe nf the
Council of Workmen's and Soldiers'
Delegatei in the form of in. tructions
to M. Skobeleff, ex-Minister of Labor.
d> legate to the Pans conferenc",
consists of fifteen artlclot, eovariag
the whole ground from Panama to Per
sia. Article XI demands the "neutrali
_ation" of the Panama Canal, and Arti?
cle IX calls for the restitution of all
colonies to Germany. The projrramnie
ot thc central cxeeu'.ive committee fol?
"First Kvaruation hy the Germans
of Russia and autonomy of Poland,
I.ithuania and the I.ctti*h orovmces.
"Second Autonomy of Turkish Ar
"Third Solution of the Alsaee
I.orraine question hy a plehiscite,
the voting being arranged by local
civil authorities after the removai of
all the troops of both belligerents.
"Fourth Reateratloa to Belgium
of her ancient frontiers and conioeti
r.ation for her losses from an inter?
national fund.
"Fifth Rosioratio;; of Serbia and
III ateaagra aitb limilar roiapinn
t;on, Serbra to have aece-s to the
Adriatic. Bosma arui Il.r egovina to
(,<? autonomous.
"Sixth Diaputed Balkan districts
to receive provi.ionai autonomy, fol?
lowed by a plehiscite.
"Seventh Rumania to be r.vtored
her old frontiers on con.'tion that
she grant Dobrudjh autonomy and
grant eq'ia! rlght? to Jews.
"Eighth Auionomy for the Ital
san provinces of Aurura. to be fol?
lowed by a plehiscite.
"Ninth Restitution of all colonies
to Germany.
"Tenth Reestablishraent of Grecce
and Persia.
"Eleventh Neutralization of all
straits leading to inner seas and
also tbl BaOl and Panama eanals.
Tn <ilom of navigation for merchant
ships. Aboltion of the right to tor?
pedo merchant ships in wartime.
"Twelfth All belligerents to re
nounce war contributions or indemni
ties in any form, hut the money spent
on the maintenance of prisoners and
all contributions levied during the
war to be returned.
"Thirteenth -Commercial treaties
not to be based on the peace treaty.
Kach country may act independently
with respect to its commercial pol?
iey, hut all countries to engage to
renour.ee an economic blockade affr
the war.
"Fourteenth The conditions of
peace should be settled by a peace
congress, consisting of dele^ates
elected by thc people and conlirmed
by parliament. Diplomatists must
engage not to conclude secret tratiea.
whieh hereby are declared contrary
to the rights of thc people and con
sequert'y void.
"Fifteenth Gradual disarmamint
. by land nnd "ra and the cstahlish- j
ment of a non-military IjrotOtB
Tne initraetiani to M. SkobeletT end
I bv reeommending lum to s.-ek to ra-l
? more ? , ? te the meeting of!
Itockholm conference and to secure ,
i th. grant>*n ? of paiiperta.
Pramier Koreaihy, on opening the
Ruiiian Prtlimiaary Parliament to?
-day, in tho Marin.ky Palace, made a
ringing apeech, :n which he said:
"RuMia wants peace hy r.Kht. but we
r.ev.-r will bow our heads to force."
This dec'nration was warmly ap
' plauded by the members of all political
.actioni. He .aid:
"Wt must llgbt only to save the i
1 eountry." I
The Bo.ihi-.iki Loft only oeeaa ional* I
\ iy apnla'ided. Many mem'oers. ine'.ud- ;
ing iomi of the Conititutional Damo
. rits. .ere . sent. P.oxe . for the j
Amenean and othtr Entonto allied am*
bi ilors to Russia we-e reserved at
! the ||
Prcmior K<--en.ky -n the course of!
bii ipeoeh paid an ?nthniiaotie tributil
to the valor of the Russian sailors. but !
Mid he could tiot say as much for Rus- ;
ru' 'roops on land.
After hi" address the Premi >r offeted
?' . PmaidoBttal chair to Mme. Catha
rim Broihko~lkaya, the "grandmother
of the revolution." _ she is the senior
nr of .hl Pieii. try Parliament.
She rocoivod a ?rcat ovation as tem
porary chairman and, after a speech,
ted the As-cri.bly to elect its presi
M \ -hontioff, chairman of the
Kx.'cut've CommittOI of the Couneil of
.nta* Dologatoi, orai iloctod Prooi
\ dent hy ?? majority of 288.
The formation of the Russian Pro
:! Couneil, as a eoniultativi body
?ubordtaatl to t'.ie I'rovisional Govern
itrippod the Cour.cil of Work
Soldiiri' Uelegates of virtu
llly all .rs power. Its influence m Rus?
sian politics. however. rema.iir-- itrot.g.
| and as an advUon body its recommen
; dations dubtless will receivc careful
rom the government and the
Provisional Council.
Enemy Aliens
irroia an of5.:?: r*i_ir*. 'n Cnt.jT>*a Sep(_rrot>n tt]
The many th,;u.*nvd <_/._>.. and
lympathizTt tn all uaika of life
are in a position to aather acmrate
data an to finavcial and indu.* trial
conditions, the typt WPmi prodnc'ion
of munitiun* of war. guns, aircra/t,
etc in the United State*. as well at
'he sta'c of p*C./tc omnion with re.
. spect to the war.
CARL SCHRKINER is a notorious
enemy alien in the insurance
business. He is at the head of Ger
man insurance interests in this coun?
try. As president of the First Rein
surance Company. cf Hartford, an
American con.-ern operating under a
Connecficut charter, he is not barred
from writrnc both marine and fire rein
suranee. Through the one line he may
obtain .-.hipping irformation, an.l
through the other industrial informa?
tion, faetory plans. ete. Hii office is
ln the "barred zore." and from his
| window at SO Maiden Lane a view of a
I large sepment of the harbor ot New
i Vork may be obierved.
Ua S. Seizing
Vast Cotton
Stocks Held
For Germany
Million Bales, Valued
at $143,250,000,
$2,500,000 in Other
Materials Taken
Steel, Copper, Nickel
and Chemicals Stored
Here by Kaiser's
The l'nited States will us. v.st
quantities of German owned supp'. Iflfl
stored in --his country to aid our troop.
and the Allies in carryng on the war
against the Kaiser's empire. The v.lu*
of the property is expected to mount
into the hur.dreds of millioni.
Aiready. it was learned yesterday,
the government has begun to conflscate
the immense stores of cotton, steel,
copper, nickel, leather, oil, chernical.
and other war necessaries purchaied
here by (ierman agents before th*
I'nited St.ites entered the eonflict and
since held here in their nam.a by
Ameriean brokers.
Thfl raflaarcafl which this conflscB
tion wil; place at the service of the
go'. ernment are unbelicvably exten
alte. Secret Service men under Chief
WJIiam .1. Flynn have aiready leiied
stores of copper, steel, oil and nickel,
valued at more than $2,500,000. Thos*
who know the true itate of affairx
say that the government has only be?
gun to scratch at the wea ih of ma?
terials held here for German purehas
Germany Has Million Bale* Here
It is said that ot cotton alone Ger?
many has more than 1,000,000 bales
in this country. At its current price
thifl ' I ho worth ft4Sl2M, 106
Governmor.*.:*. flgflfltfl are BOW conduct
mg an inquiry in seaboard c.tiea ar.d in
Southern commerc.al centre. to deter
mine the exact amount o: German
owned cotton held in tlie c>.ir'rv 1*
became known yesterday that in Janu
ary the l'nited Stataa arill he^jn to sup
pl> Italy, which i? known to be ex
tremely hard up for cotton, flt the rate
? " 004 bal.'- a month Otl rr Ger mar
store- here will al: o be -l-.ared wirh
our allies.
Tha r.-st flf Qonaaag'fl ?tore>.
America wil! go thl flraj .4!' her cotton
Undflr thfl *' - I y ae'
? ..<? fBTflrnmi l I..- thi right ta take
over all GflrBtM property here.
as she has air.-.. over Ger
many'* 1 . 1 make a:i accounting
th-'ri-'or at the er.d flf thfl wir
Genr.ar.-.'.-? largeat hol.lir.gs in thii
country. it is said. are i n cotton. Thia,
lik" moat of thfl other raar ma'> ? 1
which thfl brohera ot' the I'n.t.-d Btata
are holding fot Gfl-naaa CBfltflflBfllB, wa
obta ? ? d bj agci ? voi kii | ?ni*t Hein
ricn P. Albert. ti.-rman 11 np? r 1 a 1 Privj
Counc k h:s j=tav bflffl.
(.overnment Has D.-tail.d Keports
In the flrehivfll at Washngton are
some4\hat dctailfld reports of this pat
tieular actii part - t Geheim
rat Alber-.. ftfoflt of thfl cotton wa
purcha-. .:'?., r. Iflt, a fflfl
monthi before Alberl began .-peculating
vv.th Gei
il.;-:.;. '| mo..i-y.
Ganaaaj pnreaaafld several other
million balea ot' otton through a 1
ia Bflutral eoBBtnaa in i**i t. 1015 knrj
1 "7* 1 **?. Mo.t of H araa iraugglfld uito
rom Gothenberg, Sweden
aad rarioui paiati in Neraray, Den?
mark. HolUnd and Bj
"IjuJei thfl trading with the en?
emy ;.ct." laid ? high Feueral officia'
jre.terdajr, Mit . tha duty of Amen
.-an brokers an.l other Americans now
hfllding ihiv ma'.-r .... for German*,
to infora the government of the fact
Theii failai o eanfltitetea .?
enme. Whflfl thflflfl nn-n ftrat engaged
in thifl work the country was not a*
war w:th I .,n.l the.r aet?
wara perffld Hut now
eondil 0m ur-- dhTerent.'*
Albert'-. cotton pureliases. while a*
flnt mflda under cover nat, ho*
with any intention af eoncflflling them
from thii gover:.t.ierit u.-j,
?ad af Ifl raadfl ? ???? la f?et, Al
bert had iflver?| tal 1.n-be
of the Pflderal Raaen Board regardiag
the?e parchaflflfl, j.jiiI in November af
!ha* real ha ad to one member of
the board:
"The arar ? II bfl bvi r .- -i rv.
month Wa flraai that eettee to xer
Gennan;,'? idlfl
? - ii at ? hfl
.-a1. ga aat 1 ? ? : ore nto the 1
markel1 ..- l, 1 , Britaia'i rivel 'n
rrranuiacturi'il eottOfl gooda.'*
I'ur.hased at ItBB I'rire
Moi '011 was pur^hase.i bv
Albart'i ik'- a( * te io aaata a
pou:.?i Oaa aflV al -u.d that to put
Ganasay'i flirnerihiB of cotton m thi-.
country at one million hale* would be
conservat.veiy -tating the case Th.
ca-h price for eottBfl on Saturday was
2H .", cents a Bfl IfldL The average bala
weighs 500 poujids A million bales flt
Saturday i price would be $14S,2?e,0OO
The seizure of $2,600,000 of Ger
rnBny's itarflfl by Secret Service agentt
was not learn.-d until yesterday, al
thousjh the property wax taken earK
m May. Most of it was on steamthip
piers, notab'y those af the Hamburg
Ameriean I.ine, in Hoboken. Some wa.
found ifl warehoiisea.
All thfl Bl-epartfl was held in thfl
names of private individuals, and wa
dflflUflfld far shrpment to Holland, Swe
de:., N. rway and l>enm?tk, and fron
these cour.trie. into Germany.
lt was through these countrie. tha<
Germany received most of hei ?ai

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