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Number 76,800, Daniels States Force Larger Than Regular Navy When War Was Declared Address at Annapolis Secretary Tells 300 Graduates That Important Assign? ments Await Them ANNAPOLIS. Md., Feb. 1, The United States Naval Reserve force, now embracing 60.000 men and 7,800 offi? cers, "is larger than the regular navy when war was declared and three times ?3 large as in the Spanish-American War." Secretary Daniels declared to jHy in addressing the special gradua? tion class <>: 300 reserve officers at. the Naval Academy. "This is a wonderful record for a sor-, ice authorized eighteen months ago," the Secretary continued, "and its crea'.;":; has made possible many phase!: of the diversified work the navy has been called upon to do." Mr. Daniels '-old the young officers, v ,0 ,, c successfully completed the prescribed fourteen weeks' course, that when lhc\ left Annapolis to-day they voufil find important assignments :, .. ng them and their achievements would depend upon themselves. The ni? al of the navy in war. the Secretary said, was contained in Ben jarain Franklin's order to the navy's first captain, John Paul Jones, to show t: ;,!' times a "tender regard for non combatants." "If you wish to find the difference ::- America's method of warfare and tit?:?? - ?, ' - it is embodied in Franklin's ;: gtr ? ons to Jones," Mr. Daniels v.,id, "for the American regards war :^ a tragedy." Much of the Secretary's address '.vas taki up with a recital of the brilliant ;i. . i ments of the American de? stroyer flotilla in tile war and the bra ? ry of American gun crews aboard mere ?intrncn. "Read the story of the Cassm, ' he said, "which, though .-truck by a tor- ? pedo and seriously crippled, refused to '? r, ? :-? to port as long as there np- : pearcd to be a chance of engaging the submarine. The m ! ole country was drilled bj the account of the exploit. . ? . Fanning and the Nicholson in ,.. troying a German submarine and capturing its entire crew. The British admiral, in commending officers and ,,',-,, aaid: 'The whole affair reflects credit on the discipline and training of the United State- flotilla.'" Democratic Committee Names Women's Board General Representation by .States 1 M,i nucd?Appointments Not Completed J Staff ( orrespondencc] V V i'.r '- I ON, Feb. I. The Demo? crat ? National Committee announced - ? tl e selection of members of the Woman',: National Advisory Com r ttce, which is being named by the national coi m ttcemen after consulta? tion with the re pectivc state organiza? tion l< aders. The first woman named was Mrs. Gertrude A. Dec, of Denver. She va^ oi ; of the Democratic electors chosen in 191", and also has the distinction of being the only woman who has erved as chairman of u state central committee, a position she tilled for a year after tli? resignation of the chair? man, Others thus far named an* Mrs. Percy V. I'cnnybacker, of Austin, Tex., for : erlj ) re idcnl of the Genera) Feder atioi of W omen' I lubs; Mrs. J. A. i orbett, of Jacksonville, Fla., onetime pre ident of ,: e Woman's ?tub, of Jacksom ?lie; Mrs. John K. Ottley, of M anta, Ga., well known throughout the South, especially for her work in' the "I ouferonco for Education;" Mrs. 1 ranklin G. :-'. Richard . of Sal!. Fake, one of the best known women of Utah; Mrs. J. Frazicr Bonnie, of Louisville; Mrs, Ilenrj I. Sherlock, of Helena, Mont.; Mrs. A. If. Harriman, of La conia, N. II.; Mrs. William R. Pattan gall, of Augusta, Me., and Mrs. I'heresa Graham, of ( icur d'Alenc, Idaho. Mr . Oraham was n delegate to ?'? Democratic National Convention in ]T'l?3 and was one of the two women on the committee that notified Prcsi . ?? Wilson of his renomination, '?ir . George Bass, of Chicago, man fig - of the Women's Bureau of the Democratic National Committee, will be chairman of the Woman's Advisory Committee, a meeting <>f which prob? ably fie called seen after the list of appoi ir mi nls is t ompletcd. Neglected Eulachon to Solve Winter Fish Problem WASHINGTON, Feb. I. The use of the eulacbon, a valuable but neglected I'sh of the Pacific Coast, is being ad jocated by the Bureau of Fisheries, Department of Commerce, not only on account of its intrinsic value find ex? cellence, but as a solution of the prob? en ; nding a supply of .vea foods ciuriiii.- the winter season when the ?atch ? reduced. Tee "Eat More Fish" campaign and the necessity of conserv? ar.' other animal foods, coupled with the unusual severity of the weather on sonic of the most important fishing grounds, make the difficulty more than normally acute. rhc culachon is one of the fishes appearing in large, quantities at a sea? son when the scarcity of fresh and frozen fish is becoming most marked. In January and February vast schools "' these little fish run from the sea '" spawn m the mouths of stieams from Oregon northward, and they can then be caught under conditions which I raake it possible for them to be eco? nomically distributed. It somewhat re- ; Sembles the smelt in size, appearance ?nd quality, though there are many who think it far superior in flavor. Shaving Stick "Bomb" at Civil Service Headquarters WASHINGTON, Feb. I. '(here was ??.mild "bomb scare" Ht the Civil Ser? vice Commission to-day, when a char?: woman found a small, nickel shavin" Mick box m the coa: hole, filled with a mixture of dynamite and giant, pow Mr, and with a fuse at the bottom. the police said that, had it ex? ploded, some window;, might have been nroken, and expressed the opinion J? *? soni.'' ^"P'oye who expected pro motion by "discovering" it was rc ?itysible. Crazed Officer Made Rookies Think That Marine Was a Spy Sergeant Erxleben Says Lieutenant Hyde Seized Him Here and Took Him to Greenwich, Where He Quizzed Him as Privates Stood Guard 0 Commanders of the Faithful (who i yesterday at breakfast table and sub ? woy strap gave eye to the wetlnlgh ' incredible tale of the candy man, the simple soldiers and the mad lieuten? ant) hear now the unvarnished and ttngarhled truth of what happened dur? ing that thrill-ridden absence without leave of Sergeant Robert Erxleben, United States Marine Corps. With patience. O Commanders, you snail come to learn how in modern 1 Bagdad it is yet possible for one man to run away with four; how the dis? ciplined may be abducted by command | and how the most peaceable of civil? ians at a word may be made to disap? pear as completely and mysteriously as the gas r?ante in zero weather. Six and thirty hours was the ser? geant pone upon his adventures, be it known?not a mere twelve. And six and thirty years hence it is safe to say ho will not have forgotten a one of them; nor within that time is it likely that his figurative foot and the tul! of his pants will cease to meet in violent and rccurrenjkVontact. At the outset it must be set fort'i that it was at !) o'clock Wednesday morning, and not in mid-afternoon of the same day thai Sergeant Erxle? ben involuntarily withdrew from the marine corps recruiting service. With? in an hour, in truth, he had managed to wigwag news of his predicament to a fellow marine but that comes later in the story. Halted By Hyde A; '.) o'clock then, the. sergeant wa on his way to take up his customary station beside the "Soldiers of the Sea" signboard in Grand Central Terminal. He left recruiting headquarters at 24 East Twenty-third Street in due order und at the subway station, a block away, had walked unsecingly into and been reprimanded by an army officer. That was. as heretofore correctly re? vealed, First Lieutenant Seymour Wor- | rail Hyde, of the headquarters company of the ;?0(ith Infantry, stationed at Camp Upton and in the city on leave. Of the impending nervous breakdown,, of the madness that already was begun, tiie sergeant read no sifrn. He mildly accepted a rebuke for having failed to salute, hastily rectified the oversight, and without question followed Hyde : into a taxicab when th.- latter said, "Follow me!" The sergeant had seen: eight years of service. The maxim, "Obey first, think afterward!" had been j thoroughly drilled into him. As the taxicab went downtown Erxleben, in be? wilderment, heard he was under arrest. Still he was unquestioning of authority. I The machine stopped in front of the building at 36] Broadway, which houses' the New York counting and stock rooms ? of the- great woollen firm of A. G. Hyde ! tv Son.-. A few doors to the south the sergeant saw a familiar uniform and a familiar face. He was almost within hailing distance, of a downtown recruit-' ing stand and of his old friend, Ed '? Holzhauer, his bunkie of Philippine da> . Erxleben caught Holx,hauer'.< e.fc and reaehed his hand out the taxi window.1 In the Marine Corps exists a language of signs which it called "brig talk."! 'I he captive wriggled his fingers indus? triously while Ilol-.hauer spelled out the code: "I'm in trouble. Under ar rest." There the message was cut short by ' Lieutenant Hyde, who ordered Erxleben indoors. Among marines a pal's a pal. Ed . Statistics of Sickness Disease and Accidents Among Mine and Iron Workers Serious'sickness disables more than two per cent of the white wage earners ? in representative Pennsylvania indus? trial communities, according to a study1 recently made by Lee K. Frankel and Louis I. Dublin, of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Compaqy. In all. more than I 000,000 men, women and children in the coal mining and iron and steel areas of middle and western Pennsylvania were included in the inquiry. Anthracite coal miners showed a rate for disabling sickness of 211.5 cases per 1.000 enumerated; bituminous coal miners showed practically the ;:amc rate of serious sickness, while iron and steel mill employes in and around Allegheny County had a much lower rate, 18.8 per 1,000 observed. Accidents and injuries were the most important causes of disability, account? ing for more than 11 per cent of the cases in the entire group. A number of diseases were prevalent in epidemic form. Influenza was responsible for nearly H per cent of the total cases of disabling sickness and pneumonia for G per cent. In addition, tuber? culosis accounted for more than 3 pur cent and rheumatism for nearly 8 per cent. Cue ease of sickness in every four war. serious enough to confine the sick person to bed at. home. Hospitals cared for about 10 per cent of the total cases of sickness, although among iron and a,tec) employes nearly 13 per cent were in hospitals. A physician was found to he in attendance upon dis- ( ahling sickness in more than three-' fourths of the cases. Bituminous coal, miners and iron and steel mill em- ? ployes showed nulical attendance upon sickness in over 80 per cent of the| cases. I Thirty-two per cent of the adult male vage earners and about SO per cent ; of the miners and the iron and steel workers, sick and unable to work, were found to be in receipt of sick benefit insurance. . i On the basis of the results of this inquiry, the Metropolitan Life Insur? ance Company has concluded that, all things considered, serious sickness whs no more prevalent among the wage canters of middle and western Penn sylvanian cities than among wage earn ers surveyed in other representative cities of the United States. Members of Congress Must Pay Occupational Tax WASHINGTON, Feb. L- -Members of! Congress, although exempted by law j from the so-railed occupational tax , which operates on incomes of more ; than $6,000 in additiou to the regular | income tax. will have to pay it never- ? theless, under a ruling made to-day j by Internal Revenue Commissioner! Roper. The law exempted officers and j employes of the government. The In- | ternal Revenue Commissioner ruled i that Congressmen are neither. So much criticism has been made of the exemption of Congressmen that a bill to remove it already has passed the House and now is pending in the Senate. Holzhauer, thus, thought he was doing Erxleben the best possible turn by keeping mum about the "trouble." It 1 wasn't until the next day that he told of getting the sergeant's distress sig? nals ; and after that, assigned on spe? cial detective duty, he had already traced Erxleben into Lieutenant Hyde's custody and was trying to reach the lieutenant at Camp Upton as the ' Greenwich police accomplished the rescue. But Erxleben has been lost through this aside. In the Hyda offices he found ; two privates from Upton, whom Hydv placed on guard over him. Privates Thought Him a Spy "I didnt' try to talk to them then i to find out what it was all about," the j sergeant said yesterday, reporting to ; his commanding officer, Lieutenant 1 Daniel Gardner. "But from what tne Upton men told me afterward they didn't, have any doubt all day and al? most all night that I was a German spy. That was what Lieutenant Hyde , had told them. They believed him to he an intelligence officer, and I thought so. too. "The lieutenant questioned me for ; hours on end. practically from 10 in ! the morning until 0 at night. At first ; he had one of the privates standing , guard and another taking down notes. Then lie. took them outside and wrapped them up in lavender cloth from head to foot, so that all I could see of them was their eyes. I almost i had the willies, but they were per ! fectly solemn about it. It seems he'd ; told them they couldn't get the 'facts' out of me without a makeup. "Hart of the time Hyde made me dic? tate answers to his questions into an office phonograph. He had me strip off j my shirt, and every once in a while, he'd, listen to my heart. " 'It's beating too fast.' he would say. 'You're lying to me. That's a scientific trick you can't beat. Let's have the truth now!' ''About 5 o'clock in the afternoon he went away for a few minfltes and brought back Mr. Beissner i the candy man I. An hour later, after more ques? tioning, we all started for Greenwich, Conn. We got there about 11 o'clock at night and it was the same rogma role over again. By that time I had'nt any more doubt that the lieutenant was out of his heat!, but he kept his automatic in sight and I couldn't quite figuro the two rookie 'privates. They seemed to take everything granted as pari, of secret service work. They finally did get, wise, and Mr. Hyde sent sent them to bed at 0 o'clock in the morning they climbed out a window and went for the police." Major Graeme Hammond, in civilian practice an eminent neurologist, con? firmed the early report, that Hyde was suffering a nervous breakdown, proba? bly due to overstudy and overwork. He thinks it possible that within a few days he may make a complete re? covery." He is now under observation in the base hospital. Frank Pleuss and William Datchon, the misguided privates from Upton who did guard duty over Erxleben and Beissner. also returned to camp. Offi eial reports made by them there were kept secret, and how they happened to be with Hyde in the city is not yet known. Divisional headquarters at Camp Upton last night denied a rumor that Lieutenant Hyde had been in New York on detached duty as an intelligence officer. It- was reaffirmed he had come to town on leave. At the offices of A. G. Hyde & Sons, of which concern Seymour W. Hyde is vice-president, it was said that two pri? vates had been in and out. in Hyde's company all day Tuesday and Wednes? day. Of what was going on in the pri? vate office upstairs none of the em? ployes seemed to have had the slightest knowledge. Lighthouse Workers Are Commended for Bravery WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Courageous acts performed under conditions ex? tremely hazardous because of the winter weather won official commenda? tion to-day for several employes of the United States Lighthouse Service. Especial mention was given to Thomas J. Miles, commander of the tender Maple, and the other officers and crew were commended, for fighting a passage through ice to two gas buoys in Chesapeake Bay and picking them up. ( '. W. Atkins, commanding the Iris, and the other officers and crew, sta? tioned at Philadelphia; Victor Klang, commanding the Larkspur, and other officers and crew, on duty in Ambrose Channel; Charles E. Corlett and Will? iam Renier, Manistiquc Light station, Michigan; George A. Holston, Lewis i Lighthouse depot, Delaware, and F. C. i Hill, Baker Range Light station, Dela? ware, were others commended. National Defence Council Warns Against Spies WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. -Warning ! placards to beware of spies appeared i to-day in the Council of National De? fence offices, with a significant notifi ! cation that watchmen "have all the powers of a sentry on post." "Don't talk about what ycu have done or arc going to do." read the warning. "Enemy spies at home and abroad will draw you into arguments and attempt to entrap you into revealing informa? tion. Secrecy means safety." 3 New Yorkers Commissioned [ Staff Correspondence] WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. New York? ers granted reserve corps commissions by the War Department to-day includ? ed the following: Ordnance Reserve Fred L. M. Masury, 131 Riverside Drive, major. Mtdical Reserve- Samupl Ilccht, r>9f> Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, and Morris Hirsch Kahn, 106 West Seventy-first ?Street, iirst lieutenants. ?-??-? Railroad's Worth as Junk More Than Original Cost ST. LOUIS. Feb. I. - The Alton & Jacksonville Railroad, with its twenty- I one miles of standard guage tracks connecting Alton and Jersey.ville, III., went out of business to-day and the entire property will be disposed of as junk by its owner, John J. Cummings, of Chicago. The road is said to represent an original cost of $600,000. The property is worth more as junk at war prices than it cost originally. Sunday Amusements At Army Camps Opposed WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.?A commit-' tee representing the Lord's Day Alli? ance of the United States, embracing sixteen religious denominations, urged President Wilson to-day to prevent Sunday amusements at army and navy training camps and posts. The committee also asked the Presi? den! to support the bill before Con gross to prohibit unnecessary work in' the District of Columbia on Sunday. The President was understood to have favored both proposal.*. ? Tiffany & Co. f* Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks Watches. China, Stationery t Baker's Contracts Were Cancelled Only 10 Days Ago Senate Committee Inquires Into Resignation?Board Kept in the Dark By C. W. Gilbert ? WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.?The Senate Military Affairs Committee to-day brought out the date at which Secre? tary Baker acted on his brother's con? tract for making airplane part-;. Gen? eral Squier's telegram of cancellation was sent on January 21, only ten days ago. The evidence regarding the con? tract, was in Senator Frelinghuysen's hands two weeks ago. The first con? tract was made about three months ago. on October 25. Colonel Montgomery', of the Aircraft; Production Board, was on the stand to? day and testified that the contracts with II. I). Baker's company had been cancelled. The members of the same board who testified yesterday ?lid not know anything about the cancellation. None of them knew anything about the j state of fact:; disclosed in Secretary Baker's statement of yesterday which j implied that the contracts were not finally cancelled, but. that the. Secre-! tary's brother gave up his interest in them. When the New York newspapers' arrived this statement was read into the record. Senator Hitchcock asked, if the eon tracts had already been cancelled, why II. D. Baker should have withdrawn ! from the Kngel Company after January 21, and if he liad withdrawn before! that date, why it was necessary to can- I eel the contracts on that date. But! Colonel Montgomery could not tell him.' With the date o* Secretary Baker'.-;! action now public it is possible to ex-I amlne the transaction, Before th" warl hroke out between this country and Germany, II. B. Baker informed his' brother that he intended to go into air-' plane manufacture. The Secretary of, War apparently raised no question of propriety. "Subseepiently," according! to the Secretary's own statement, the Secretary learned that, his brother's, company had a contract with the War' Department. At what date lie learned this does not. appear. The first eon-, tract was made on October 25. General ; Squicr told him it was a small eon- ' trac:, and that the company was mak- . ing good progress. i On January '_'I General Squier, act-! ing under orders from the Secretary,1 cancelled the con.racts by telegraph. This was two Jays after Senator; Chamberlain had made his now famous ' speech in New York. At that time the If. B. Baker contract had been investi? gated and the facts concerning it were ? in the possession of Senator Frcling huysen. ???? Friction With Lumber Men, Says Major Sligh, Caused Removal 'WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Friction in the Aircraft Board, which resulted in the removal of Major Charles R. Sligh, | in charge of wood production, was in- \ vestigated to-day by the Senate Mili-; tary Committee. Colonel It. I-, Montgomery, chief of the equipment division of the Signal Service, tolil the committee Major Sligh had been removed because heaths ? of the service believed the production of spruce was being delayed. Major Sligh testified that he was removed because he had been "too ' active to suit members of the lumber committee of the Council of National Defence." He maintained that spruce production had increased while he was in charge and had decreased after! the. work was placed in the hands of others, and that there would have been no shortage of spruce had his recom? mendations made last summer been accepted. The major also said he had been opposed by George S. Dong, man? ager for the Wcyerhauser Dumber Company, member of the lumber com? mittee of the Council of National De? fence and of an advisory board of three dealing v.th spruce production in the Northwest. Former Governor West of Oregon attributed delays in getting out lum? ber supplies to ignorance. He said Dong was r.ot a suitable man for such work, in view of his connection with the WcyerhauSer interests, who are selling lumber to the government, and urged that practical, uninterested men should be utilized. Howard 15. Coffin, chairman of the Aircraft Board, will be recalled to? morrow for further testimony in ex? ecutive session regarding the aircraft programme. Harvard Gets New Fund As Memorial to Aviator CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 1.- In memory of William H. Meeker, a mem? ber of the class of DUT, who entered war service in the spring of last year and was killed at Pau, France, Septem? ber 11, 1917, in an airplane accident, the "William Henry .Meeker '17 Scholar? ship" has just been established at llar \ard University. Meeker was a cor? poral in the Lafayette Flying Squadron. Mocker's father, Henry E. Meeker, of New York, gave the fund for the I scholarship. It will be awarded for excellence in English literature. ; Strike of 5,000 Averted At American Locomotive Works ; WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.?Satisfac? tory adjustment ot a wage contro- I versy which threa'ened a strike of L.000 employes of the American Lo? comotive Company v.us announced to- j day by the Department of Labor. The ? questions were settled without any; stoppage of product ion. j A threatened 'trike of railway I clerks employed by the Wahash Rail ( road also has been averted by adjust ' nierii ?-if ?i"" unit ?vorkins? d^nvinH-:. Ida von Claussen Bringing More Suits She Names Cohan & Harris and a Brother in New Actions Seeks Larger Allowance Mrs. Ida von Claussen Dona was in court again yesterday. Having recent? ly sued a Brooklyn Supreme Court jus? tice for $50,000 damages for alleged com spiracy and brought a suit againsl Cohan &. Harris, charging the theat rical managers with the theft of at idea from a book she wrote for th< play "A Tailor-Made Man." Mrs. Don; found time yesterday to turn her at tention once more on her brother. Mat thew Claussen, who is her committee She appeared as her own attorney. .Mrs. Dona moved before Justic Finch in the Supreme Court for ai order directing her brother, who hold the purse strings for her, to pay he an extra allowance from a trust fun established by her grandfather an which yields her about $375 a month. Mrs. Dona alleges she bought a drest but for two years her brother had rt fused to allow her enough to pay for J Counsel for .Matthew Claussen rcferre to her adopted daughter, who is i Germany, and who, according to Mr Dona, is starving because her brothf is stingy with her funds. She spran to her feet and dramatically exclaimet "I am proud of the child, and I thin it reflects honor and credit upon an one who is willing to assume the r< sponsibilities of adoption." "The lady is perfectly correct," sa Justice Finch. "It. does reflect hon< and credit, upen her, and an adopt? child ?s just as much one's child as any other." The court reserved decision. -*.?. Arrest of Tailor Puts End To Anti-War "Boob" Lette KANSAS CITY, Feb. L?In the a rest at. Topeka, [Can., of Charles Wesson, a tailor, federal authoriti have pue an end 1 e ohactivitics "the booh," according to an annouiu ment to-day by Federal Attorn Robertson. Since the early days of the war, ^ Robcrtsan said. Federal agents ha been seeking a man who was floodi the state with postcards contain i denunciations of the war, and cri cisms of those conducting it. 1 postcards were signed, "the boob." Wesson admits writing the po cards, according to the authorities. Pennsylvania Trains Blocked As Overhead Trolley Collapt PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1. All tr service between the Fast and West the Pennsylvania Railroad system i suspended to-day when an overh trolley, used to hau I coal, collap and fell on the rails at Concmau Penn. All the tracks were bloc! One man was killed. This is the : onil accident, to occur at this p< this week, Monday's snow having c pletely paralyzed service for m hours. Acetylene torches were called use to cut through the heavy s wreckage on the rails. The tro which caused the tie-up is used by Cambria Steel Company to haul from freight cars to its plant at C maugh. ?-?-- - Train Kills 7 School Child MOOSF LA KF, M inn.. Feb. L--Nc ern Pacific train No. ?.'!, northbo struck a bus in which twenty sc children were riding here late to killing seven and seriously iriju several others. None of the passen or members of the train crew injured. Ship Fireman Commende WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Seen Daniels to-day commended Fin John P. Smith, of a receiving sh Norfolk, Va., for bravery in rest a shipmate from drowning Januar Smith's home is at University Denver. Fowl and Houses Sent to Women in Vosges by Quakers One Rooster, Three Hens and Sewing Bag for Each Family One rooster, three hens, a portable house and a sewing bag?these are the " comforts of lifo that American Quakers are taking to the war-stunned families ii the Vosges region of France whose lives they are trying to patch together again. I Miss Mary Kclsey, of Philadelohia, here now on her way to France with a l Friends' reconstruction unit, described yesterday at "J09 West Eighty-ninth ! street just how much these few thine;:: do for the civilian population that is living in st(ualid cellars, pens and gar 1 rets in the cities of France. Miss Kel ; scy's unit is composed of three hundred men and three women, and is to sail soon. Live in Sheds Quakers Build ! "A chicken and perhaps a package of seeds?-those mean home to those ! French women, those old men and chil? dren. Their houses are. gone and their I trees are cut down, but when they get i settled in the little wooden shed we build for them, and when the seeds ate :n the ground and the four chickens ' are seen strutting around, then their j interest begins to awaken and they ex? perience once more the dosire for homc niaking and housekeeping. "You have no idea how listless these 1 people arc.. Huddled together in Dttle holes all over the cities, diseased, hun? gry, sorrowing, they often prefer death 1 to the lifo they are forced to lead. They are stripped of every material thing. A refugee can't even mend her rags, because thread is SI a spool. '1 hat's why a workbag is such a god? send." Miss Kelsey explained that a rela? tively small number of women is sent by the Quakers, because muscle and brawn are more needed than anything i else in devastated France. French Women Help "Our men go into the Vosges forests and cut down the trees for the houses and furniture, and they get the little : land plots ready for the returning homemakers. The women go around and garner in the families. French , women are doing a lot of this work j themselves." ' If one supposes that the life of a Quaker is rigid over here in the United States of America, let him be assured that the life rjf a reconstruction Quaker , makes American Quakerism scorn wicked and luxurious. For the rccon structioners may eat only such fare as ' the peasants have, they may have no heat in their living quarters, they are | paid no salary. The Friends War Re j lief Service is officially connected with I the French and American governments ! and with the Red Cross. Missouri Kidnapper Confesses Again Latest Revelations Said to Im? plicate an Attorney in Springfield MARSHFIELD, Mo., Feb. 1.?Claude Piersol, convicted of the kidnapping of Lloyd Keet and sentenced to thirty , five years in prison, made a new con? fession labt night, according to Sheriff Mackey, of Webster County, to-day. Piersol, said the Sheriff, declared that a Springfield attorney advised with the kidnapping gang, even drawing up ; the agreement specifying the amount ; each was to receive when the ransom ! money was paid by J. Holland Keet, the baby's father. The confession is said to name 1 twelve persons. Piersol reiterated he war; not the leader of the kidnappers, declaring that | a mysterious person known as "Riley" i directed the gang, instead of being taken to a deserted shack ten miles ! from Springfield, as told in his first confession, Piersol said the baby was brought to the home of Taylor Adams, a member of the gang also under sen tence. Six days later. I*iersol said, the baby was taken to the Crenshaw home, when it was reported the authorities contcm . plated a search of every house in Springfield, lie declared the child died there for lack of attention. "Riley" and three others put the body in a cistern, where it was found, ; according to Piersol. Dr. Hopkins Accepts U. S. Post WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Dr. Ernest M. Hopkins, president: of Dartmouth : College, to-day sent to the War !>? ' partment his acceptance of the po-i ' tion of supervisor of industrial rela ' tions in the office of Major General Goethals, acting quartermaster general Dr. Hopkins will be stationed at the i War Department. *z? 1 THE food value of cocoa has ^been proven by centuries of use, and dietitians and phy? sicians the world over are enthusiastic in their endorse? ments of it. It is said to con? tain more nourishment than beef, in a more readily assimi? lated form. The choice,how ever, should be a high-grade cocoa,-? "Baker's" of course. IT IS DELICIOUS, TOO Trade-mark on every package Made only by Walter Baker & Co. Ltd. Established 1780 Dorchester I SI i if 3>K<^35^3>K< Old Auto Licenses Good Until Monday Delay in Shipment of New Plates Makes Time Extension Necessary The Secretary of State's office has made arrangements with the local po lice to extend the use of 1917 automo? bile licenses until Monday next, al? though yesterday was the beginning of the new automobile year, and supposed? ly only tho new wine colored plate-' were to go thereafter. Failure on the part of the railroadr. to get the full supply of plates to the New York of? fice made it necessary for the automo? bile bureau to arrange for an exten? sion. The plates started weeks ago from St. Louis, but not enough of them have come through to take care of a!1 applicants. Many got in line yester? day and had numbers assigned, but cannot get the plates until later. Delays in the mail have made it im? possible for some who got in their ap? plications early to have their plates reach ttiem. . One man who mailed his application on January 18 has not yet revived his numbers. This is just on?-1 case of many. There also has been great shortage in the commercial vehi? cle plates. The extension for trucks and other business vehicles may have eventually to be for a much longer pe? riod than that for the passenger cars. Cotton IslDrdered North Immediately McAdoo Moves to Relieve Shortage at New Eng? land Mills WASHINGTON, Feb. 1,-To relieve the shortage of cotton at New England mills Director General McAdoo in? structed C. H. Markham. regional rail? way director for the South, to ship im? mediately between 50,000 and 100,000 bales of cotton to Brunswick, Savannah, Charleston and other Southern ports for trans-shipment by water to New York and New England. The action was taken after a confer? ence between Mr. McAdoo and repre? sentatives of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers and New Eng? land commercial interests, who ex? plained that many cotton mills recently have shut down because they could not get sufficient raw material. Mr. Markham was told to ship the cotton by any route in order to make the most speed. The Shipping Board also has agreed. Mr. McAdoo an? nounced, to furnish additional vessel? to carry cotton now accumulated at Galveston, New Orleans and other Gulf ports to the Northeast. The Director General's instructions were: "You may accept and forward at cur? rent rates by way of Brunswick. Sav? annah or Charleston. 50.000 to 100,000 bales of cotton for domestic consump? tion in New York or vicinity or New England points. The Shipping Board will provide ships, which will be oper? ated in the regular lines. There may be some delay at ports awaiting ships, but nothing serious. It might, be well to arrange to unload cars at ports on arrival. I assume there is sufficient storage to take care of this amount should it all accumulate before the ships arrive. "It should be routed by way of either of these Southern ports in amounts-to make full cargo for New York or New England ports. You may use any de? sirable rail route to the Southern ports, regardless of tariff applications at the rate in effect by way of any route from the same point of origin, advising me of the unauthorized route used so that special authority may be issued." ADVERTISEMENT The beauty of a silk lined overcoat of black or dark oxford lies in the fact that it goes to the opera with the same smart air that it goes to business. Dignified. Good looking. Serviceable. Domestic and foreign goods?the best. Cut, tailored and trimmed in the same good way the high priced tailors cut, trim and tailor theirs. Priced to appeal to the man who wants the best, the while he cuts his tailor's bill in half. Rogers Peet Company Broadway Broadway at 13th St. "The at 34th St Four Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave. at Warren at 41st St. Messengers* Strike Hits Stock Exchange Clerks and Linemen Fill Places of A. D. T. Boys in Finan? cial District Delivery of telegraph and cable m.s sages was partly suspended yesterday in the financial district following -i walk-out by the messenger boy3 of the American District Telegraph Company. The company handles the wire message.*? of the Western Union. All the boys employed in the New York Stock Exchange struck, anil the company had to fill their places with clerks and telegraph linemen. Other offices affected were the main office. 1!)5 'Broadway,.where the strike started on Wednesday, Twenty-sixth Street and Broadway, Fourteenth Street and Broadway, 428 Broadway and 5Ufi Broadway. The boys slated that they want 20 cents instead of 15 cents an hour when hired out to carry sample cases ami valises for salesmen, '?'? eents for de? livering a message instead of '-. and si.", ? week for the old employes in? stead of $11. J. C. Turner, manager of the messen? ger department, said the boys had not presented any demands to the company He said that in all 808 boys had quit work since Wednesday, but that most of them had come back, and that the whole difficulty would be settled in * dav or two. Last Days of Exhibition IMPORTANT UNRESTRICTED SALES The American Art Galleries Madibon Square South, New York ON FREE VIEW TO-DAY, 9 A. M. TO 6 P. M. TOMORROW (SUNDAY), 2 TO 5 P. M. (Until Further Notice Galleries Will Be Closed Monday?) The Clyde Fitch Tne Kano Oshima Collection of I Very ,mPortant Collection of Valuable Art Property Ancient Chinese Art Treasures Antiques, Sculptures, Flirni- Comprising Direct Import? ture. Tapestries, Paintings, tion* of Porcelains, Pottery, Curios and Other Artistic Bronze? and Enamels, dating Objects. from the Han to the Chienlung To Be Sold Periods, Important Jades and Lour Crystals, Rare Specimens of Por For the Beneht of celain from the ,ate j Pierpent THE ACTORS' FUND Morgan and other famous Pri OF AMERICA vate Collections, and a number _ i o ?ir , ? it. ?f Antique Chinese Rugs and 1 uesday & Wednesday Afternoons Car pets Next, Feb. 5th and 6th, at 2:30, To Be Sold By Direction of Thursday, Friday and Saturday mk. 'b^rVm^^rns^ I Afternoons Next, Feb. 7tb, 8th EXECUTOR* OF THE LATE _i (w. . 9, o? HK>. ALICE M. I IT* H. ' *?" Vttt, at ?'.?V. ALSO ON FREE VIEW Very Valuable Paintings BY MODERN AND ANCIENT MASTERS Belonging to the Estates of the Late Isaac D. Fletcher Charles F. Williamson Sarah L. Ames Several Other Estates and to Private Owners As Noted on the Catalogue of Sale WHICH ARE TO BE SOLD AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE Thursday Evening, Next, Feb. 7th, at 8 o'CIock In the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Fifth Avenue, 58th to 59th Street (ADMISSION BV CARD, TO BE HAD TREE OF THE MANAGERS?. ??? illustrated Catalogue Mailed o;i Receipt of One Dollar. The Sales Will Be Conducted by MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY and hl* a^Uinnt, Mr. Otto Bern et, of the AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers MadUon sq. South. Kntram-?: ? l\ ZM street. Neu ^ork.