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Scalpers Prey On the Needy Method of Profiteering in Patriotism Revealed by Investigation Want "Ads" Used to Trap Unfortunates Offers for Receipts Range From 20 to 50 Per Cent of Sum Paid In Scalping Liberty bonds, profiteering in patriotism?such is the latest war industry that has sprung up in New York City and is doing a thriving bus? iness and in defiance of Uncle Sam's dignity and solvency as a debtor. It is a business that is all profit, with no possibility of a loss unless the Germans should capture the United States and convert it into a German colony. For some tirn.' past little advertise? ments have appeared in the "Help Wanted' columns of certain New York papers offering spot cash for instal? ment receipts on Liberty Loans. The want "ads" are calculated to appeal to persons who have subscribed for the first and second loans on the instal? ment plan and have for some reason been unable to meet all their pay? ments. They are planned to catch the eyes of nun and women whose patriot? ism is more securely established than their financial position. The scalpers appeal to tho?e who have lost their positions since subscribing or have suifercd illness or other mis? fortune necessitating unforeseen ex? penses. The trick is to catch any one who needs cash in a hurry and pos? sesses receipts for part payment on loans to Uncle Sam. Appeals Unheeded by Scalpers At the bureau of publicity of the Liberty Loan Committee it was stated yesterday the government had no power to prosecute speculators in war bonds. It was said the committee had seht representatives to call on all scalpers who had come to its -.otice to dissuade them from continuing their business. This means of checking the scalping evil was said to be inadequate, as sev? eral scalpers' advertisements appeared in the want ad section of "The World" Sunday morning. All these little "ads" appeared under the general classification of "Help Wanted?Male," indicating the specula? tors are trying to reach those tem? porarily in hard luck, the same class on which the loan shark thrives. Here are three of the "ads" which appeared in "The World," without the names and addresses of the advertisers. who are unashamed of their traffic : MAN.? Litierty bonds and instalment re? ceipts cashed irumtdiately. Highest prices paid. MAN.- Liberty bonds or instalments turned into i^ash im*riax?uU-!y ; open till 7 p. m. ; Sundays, 10-1. MAN.?Liberty bonds turned into spot cash without red tape. Apply Sundays, 11 a. rn. to 3 p. rru The Liberty Loan Committee stated that tho instalment receipts were worth proportionately what the bonds are worth in the market. The price of bonds has ranged from about 06 to 08 per cent of the face value. Demands $3-0 Discount Yesterday afternoon a Tribuno re? porter called on one of the advertising bond scalpe'-s. 1'c told the gray haired, sharp-visagotl broker he had subscribed for throe S100 bonds of the first Liberty Loan issue and had been able to pay only ?$70. "Hun. hundred-dollar bond3," mused tho broker, scratching figures rapidly OH! W.MTKR?WAITER I'.ck *!,.: up can see the last '.f ??-:...? ?? ?? great Wisri::; it v. snow GOl i>?:\- GLADE? Bef? re Mi Hen .. opens his new Spr:::;,- J.<- S i ?;?.-.-1 anil ?itug-.l l.y Jack Mas?n. .>:.'. 1 lon't ? re if It's the Zip zippy Dinner . . ,?/ al 7:30 <>r the Snappy Midnight Parado at 11:30. phone Columbas 9900 and reserve rne a table. ?TONlf'.ITT - ftnHU&umg ?_*? fc 6*** St^tl.tJ. m N?VY M > will find in Sun? day's Tribune an announce m en t of interest from the following Hotels: The Vlnjn. Hotel l*1f*h A?-, at SOU] Ht. ?C?l/.-f ?lrlti.n Motel tfaOiaon Ave. ?,.,? '? ' -?'. MkAlpta Hotel Broaidwt) at Mux si. Hotel la-ntM-H?! J'.'t*?3f at ?,2r,<l *t. I'rUur ?;* fifth A. >rgr Rote! * r-tii H-,. If'.f?-! ISelleelalre 11'*?-/ si 77U> Ht. If(?t?*l If ?try ?;??-<? ?2;?4 ?t < ?,; jfr.-i/'i* Ar? Hotel r,.- %t&rqaU il-lf. T,?M list Ht. H-.IIev Hotel Washington tayttn w. .'ff.tel I ?,<,,,ft, .....,,,', ommm H'??et NVf.Mee 10 V/tat 4Sth m (Mb fiaino Tfth .?? ((Vriirol l'*r?. Wei , I'?irk ,\v?-n.i^ Motel Vvk Are. ?t itna Ht Motel Martinique f?waf -<t ::2(i<l Ht Hotel MaJ.?Mlr ''?'T'ai I'afk W Ut.il ?t ?;.! Hrnttell Z7Ul H\ ?.?,1 -,.), Avk If?mid Bqu*rt Motel ??'?'?? H< . V,' ,,r fivn.y Mot? i ( ontlnental ?"??' IJ ?I 11?'. St. Motel MvIiik < .? Hot? I Margaret tirooi ;? s Y CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS HELPING THE LOAN ALONG .-..-.-.-.-.-..?.-.-.-..-.-..-.-.-.-.-.? ? ...... ? ?;.-. ? . .-...... :?:??:: .-. .:?-:?--.... .;*.;.: Photo by Paul Thompson Chaplin, held up by his fellow star of the movies," puts a broad grin on every face in the vast throng -gathered in front of the U. S. yub-Treasury Building, in Wall Street, while at the same time he successfully appeals to the patriotism of the crowd. The Loan Programme 9:00 a. m.?Liberty Loan coach ? leaves Mumford, Munroc County. ( 9:00a.m. Liberty bail rolls out of | Mumford toward New York. 10:00a.m. -Liberty Loan booths j opened throughout city. 10:30 a.m. -Ministers of greater Now York meet, Aeolian Hall. 12:30p.m.- Mario Dressier, other | speaker-, band concert, Sub Treasury step . 12:30 p.m. Liberty Theatre perform- : anee at Public Library. 3:00 p.m. Thomas W. Lament speaks, Louise Homer sings, : Produce Exchange. 5:00p.m.- Girl Scout exercises, | Plaza G?rele. on a pad of paper. "Too bad you didn't subscribe for $50 b >nds. Well, there is a discount of ?12 in the first place. Liberty bonds of the first issue closed at S96 to-day. Then there is an interest of $6 to be paid to the bank' where you bought your bonds and which has already paid the money to the government. Then there is $2.50 off for the first half year's coupon,; making in all $20.50." "Will you pay me $5-1.50 for my re-1 ceip's ?" "Well, hardly. Where do I come in? I've got to m like my living. 1 have to ? nay for the bonds and sell them again, j That takes time end leg work, and time : and legs are worth money these days. "Tell you what I'll do, young fellow. If you want to get rid of your bonds I'll pay you $-15 for your equity." Other Profiteer:; Less Liberal At the Liberty Loan Committee this speculator was hailed as" a liberal: business man. in most cases war bond subscribers are offered from one-eighth to one-fourth fur their receipts. A' man who has paid $80 oil ;?, $100 bond is offered from $10 to $20 for his re? ceipts. Attention also was called to ; the fact that the bonds are now at low ebb an?l that in their fluctuations they are taking the course followed in? variably by war bonds. During the war, it was explained, the bonds fall below par, rising above face value be? fore maturity or after peace has been declare?!. "But trading in Liberty Loan certifi? cates is wrong," said one official of the committee. "A loan to the govern? ment is not like an ordinary loan, which may be hawked in the market if well secured. A mail lending Uncle Sam is supposed to keep his note till i'. matures, collecting the interest as it falls due. However, it, is impossible to prevent Liberty bonds from chaniiintj I hands, but they should not be disposed of at less than their market vaho*. Lsf* of Ponds an Cash Slopped "Subscribers who have made partial payments can have their money re I funded, but this takes some time. Most Of the victims of scalpers nre in immediate need of cash, and this the speculators know. They will un? doubtedly reap fortunes unless a means is found to curb them, "Some time airo certain stores in ? New York City advertised they would accept Liberty bonds in payment for goods the same a< gold or currency. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo put a stop to this practico merely by ap? pealing to business men not to treat the bonds as currency." District Attorney Swann has taken up bond scalping with a view to pre? venting speculation. Assistant District Attorney Edward S. Brogan, of the commercial frauds department, said he had been looking into the matter and that the List riet Attorney's office would bring whatever legal pressure could be applied against the men prof? iteering in Liberty bonds. Du Pont Co. Subscribes $25,000,000 to Loan Will Duplicate Delaware's Lib? erty Bond Purchase Up to $17,000.000 ? Special Correspondence | ? WILMINGTON', li.-l., April 8.?The finunce committee ,,)' the ?lu l'ont company thin afterncfan authorl? . ed Subscriptions to the Liberty i Loan which ? will total probably ?25,000,000, the exact figure being de? pendent ?.o the i i int of Delaware's subscription from other sources. Th?- company .v.li place $8.000,000 outside '.i' in- li. lav-are dl itrlct and um authoris-?d additional subscription? to duplicate whatever Delaware may subscribe up to 117,000,000, this ?urn 'being ib?- maximum quota which Dela? ware if, called upon to f*ivo. 20,000 Throng Wall St. to Hear ovie Stars Tel! How to Win War Charlie Chaplin Makes His First Speech and Douglas Fairbanks Cavorts in Urging All to Buy Liberty Bonds?Several Women Faint in Crush Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fair- ? banks yesterday noon told Wall Street's thousands how to finance the war. Though hitherto little has been known about Messrs. Chaplin and Lair banks as economic lecturers, between 110,000 and 3o,00() persons, according to police estimates, gathered at the junc? tion of Broad and Wall Streets to hear their version of the "Buy a Bond" mes saire. And to judge by the cheers the throngs found the addresses worth while. L has never been scientifically cal? culated how many persons would turn out to see a film in which both Chaplin and Fairbanks appeared, but it is a matter of record that the largest crowd in the history of the financial Line collected to watch the two perform simultaneously on the steps of the Sub Treasury Building. Modestly the stars did their stunts alongside of the statue of George Washington, and con rented to share (he honors of the day with him. The movie lecturers impressed the crowds with the fact that they did not appear to display the Chaplin feet or the Fairbanks agility, but iocry out j the need of America for lighting dol? lars. Every word the men spoke, audi? ble or inaudible, was greeted by the ap i plauso of thousands of clapping hands and shouting voices. Charlie Chaplin's Kirs! Speech Toward the middle of the lunch hour Charlie took the spotlight. "Now, . listen," he began, and the thousands of , hauliers, brokers, office boys and ste? nographers laughed joyfully. "I never ! made a speech before in my life." 1 Again collective cheers and communal laughter. "But I believe ? can make one now." The third outbreak of articulate joy prevented the next few words from reaching their destination. "You people out there 1 want you to , forget all about percentages in this I third Liberty Loan." That was easy, because every one seemed to be think? ing -about feet, and, before Charlie could resume his sermon he responded to th * popular outcry for pedal lisplay. Taking up the megaphone once more Chaplin sCr.eamed so that every oni ? could hear: "Human life is at staki and no one ought to worry about what ; rate of interest the bonds are going t< | bring or what he can make by parchas , ins them. "Money is needed money to supoort I the great army and navy of Unclu Sam This very minute the Germans occupj ja position of. nuvnntage, and we have i got to get th?; dollars. It ou^ht t( go over so that we can drive that ob devil, the Kaiser, out of France." ''heers that resounded for man? hlocks informed Charlie of what thi crowd thought of him as a speaker. I'.u Chaplin was thinking about bonds. Ih sprang to the centre of tilings ngnin and asked: "How many of \*ou men how man* of you boys, out tnerc, have bought o are willinj- to buy Liberty bond*,?" Tin hand stretching that followed ?uggcstci vividly the latter part of the l?vent! ! inning at the i'olo Grounds during i world series, Fa*)shanks Pleases Crowd Fairbanks next, bounced into the lime light, Hi? li'ap? and bounds soon mus have convinced the skeptics that n opticnl illusions 'ir camera tricks nr responsible for the antics of "Doug*1 o the screen, Fairbanks Is more used t Speaking, nnd It Is rumored his remark wore extemporunoou i. Having climbed onto tho Ihirc n Washington's statue, Fairbanks, smll ing anil enthusiastic, faced the crow nd commenced his oration with series of queries. "Hello, everybody," he said. "I use to work down here about ten years | ago. "Are you folks good Americans?" (Answers: "You bet your life," and the like.} "Have you boughi Liberty bond'??" (Voices from tho surging mob: ''We have.") ''Foikr," Fairbanks continued. "I'm so hoarse from urging people to buy Liberty bonds thai 1 can hardly speak. But that doesn't bother me a bit, and I'm going to keei) right on telling you to buy until there's not a bond left." It was difficult for the lay ear to determine whether Chaplin or Fair? banks got the more enthusiastic recep? tion. But there was one feature that got more than either. That was the combination of Chaplin and Fairbanks. The latter carried the former around on his shoulders, and the 20,000-odd howled with delight. ? Charlie dressed better than usual? perhaps because it was his premiere as I a bond salesman. lie wore a wasp waist, blue suit, light-top shoes and a black derby. Douglas looked non? plussed enough in his serge suit and his bine sport shirt. Women Faint in Crush Inspector Meyers and forty police-1 men suffered as a result of the popu? larity of the two film actors, and they seemed fairly helpless in the seething, pushing throng. A hurry call brought the reserves from three police stations and ambulances from the Broad .Street and Volunteer hospitals. Several women fainted in the crush outside the offices of J. P. Morgan & Co., though only one needed the attention of a physician. The people heard long before noon that Chaplin and Fairbanks were com? ing, and early arrivals hugged the great pillars of the Sub-Treasury steps and refused to yield their jilecos at the suggestion of tho notice. The New York Stock Exchange, the Morgan ofilce and every building in the neighborhood that marks the financial centre of tho world were black with people. They wailed eagerly while the 22d Regiment Band played popular selections and later while Captain Robert E. VVatson, of the 6Gth Machine Gun Corps, spoke. Lieutenant Joseph C. Stehlin, of the Lafayette Escadrille, who is going to begin a flicht across the state Thurs? day in behalf of the loan, also spoke. And Harvey Hindemeyer sang "Over There," with Fairbanks leading the crowd, which joined in the chorus. Nation Giving Quick Response To Loan's Call Continued from page l Company, $500,000; National Liberty Insurance Company. $,"(111,000; the Church Pension Fund, $500,000; Long Island City Savings Bank, $400.000; (lera.an Savings Bank of Brooklyn, $250,000; Chemical National Bank, $120,000; People's Bank, .New York City, $100,000; 1'eicrls, Buhler & Co., i $100,000; Paul O. Mclntire, $100,000; New York Times, $1.00,000; A. Faul ? Keith, iloo.ooo; K. F. Albee, $100,000; ; Marcus Loew, $50,000; the Greenwood Cemetery, $50,000; Sam Scribner, $50, 000; AI II. Woods, $50.000;.' Alt', llay , man, $50,000; Maurice Meyerscldt, $50, i .I; Brooklyn Eastern District Turn j Verein. $18,000; Nicholas M. Schenck, ! $10,000; Hungarian Society of New ; York. $ lo.ooo. The Liberty Loan Committee an? nounced last, night, that these com? munities were lied for the honor of ! being the first town in this state to \ win the honor flags for subscribing their full <|iiotn: Athens, Cedarliurst, , College Point, Far Rockaway, Hewlett, ' Intot'Taken, Inwood, Larchmont, Lnw I ronce, Lodl, McGrnw, Marathon, New Bal?more, Pearl River, Richfiold I Springs, Spring Valley und Woodmere. ! Dosillos, nine towns in the New Jersey I portion of the Second Fedorai Reservo District have already fully met their quota. McAdoo Puts Ban On Daily Reports of Loan Subscriptions WASHINGTON, April '**. Estimates of daily 1 .ili.* rty Loan subscriptions will not be given out during the campaign by national, district or local heaciqiru tets, undei instructions issued to? night by Secretary McAdoo. Instead, the Treasury will gather from each Federal Reserve Dank figures on sub? scriptions actually iihd with them, to? gether with receipts from the initial 5 nor cenl payment, and a tabulation of rhesc will be made public each day. Local committees may compile simi j lar reports of sub cript ons turned into local b ml s :;);*1 give oui the t sull s. Over long cl is I am a tei sphone from Riel mond, Va., where he ?nade his first Liberty Loan speech on a Southern Lour, Hie Secretary authorized this statement: "it; order to remove the risk of in? accurate information and of oversan guino and misleading estimates con corning the amount of subscriptions t< the third Liberty Loan no figures v.'il be given out for some days, and ther only figures as to the actual amount o subscriptions officially filed with th< Federal Reserve banks. Avoids Danger of Optimism "The danger of relying upon optim istic estimates and unofficial subscrip tions will thus be avoided. "This information will be made pub lie beginning at an early date, whei the department will be prepared L give accurate figures. After the plai bus been developed the Federal Re sirve banks will report, to the freas ury Department the amount of sub script ions actually filed, and those re ports will be given out daily. The Fed eral Reserve banks will simultaneous ly announce the amount of such sub scriptions officially filed in their ow distri.ts and will permit local commit toees to announce the amounts of sut scriptions officially tiled. "I ask the cooperation of newspaper and Liberty Loan committnes througl out the country in the policy indica' ed, which is of vital importance to th object, we all bave in mind in makin ?the Liberty Loan an unqualified sui cess." The new arrangement renders valtii j less the system developed by the Lil erty Loan organization, after weeks < work, to gather from each city, tow and county af the close of the day soliciting an estimate of subscriptioi gathered thai day. Possibility of Duplication Officials explained that the danger duplication, or "watering" in estim?t? even if carefully made, arises from t fact that campaign workers report su scriptions which niav be made payai: through a bank. This bank in tn subscribes a lump sum to cover all t subscriptions it. handles-. Thus a ple.l might be counted twice and the aggi ?jrate of these duplication i might rosi in a misleading showing. By the latter part of the week t Treasury expect? to ghe its fir^t ? ; ficial report, on subscriptions. The .are expected to be far above the ti week of the second campaign. From several cities to-day came wr that; an attempt was being made commercialize the honor flag idea. T was met. by a Warning from the Tro, ury that the fine- was being copyright and can be obtained legally only ti? the Liberty Loan organization. 'I copyright was obtained by .1. II. 11 ton. a New York man, who origina the idea. 200 Communities on Honor Roll About sixty additi< nal communil reported to-day thev had subscril their ??nota and won tin* flag, mak more than 200 names on the honor i in the two days of the campai Among those reporting to-day were: Xew Jersey: Florence, Rivorton, B ? Hngton County. Pennsylvania: Hamburg, Be : County. Michigan: Mt. Pleasant, Laii?ing. Indiana: Huntington County, Hi i mond. Iowa: Germania. Colorado: Lincoln County. M issouri : HnrrisonvIIle. Oklahoma: Kingfisher County, ( , County. Texas: Carreron County, Lib? j County, Brooks County, Smith Con Cnrson County, Kleburg County, ) burger County, Stephens County, K ! County, Jim tlogg County and Com I County. I California. Twenty-sevofi towns ono county awarded honor flags; f other town3 and counties oversub? scribed. Nevada: Millers. Arkansas: Piggott. Secretary McAdoo to-day named j April 21 as Liberty Loan Sunday, and I in a letter to 114,000 preachers asked that special sermons be preached on that day. Samuel Gompers, president of the I American Federation of Labor, in a statement urged workers to subscrib?' generously to the loan, even if it meant great economies, and to "do all that | you can for the common cause of democracy and freedom the world j over." Julia Arthur Presides at Liberty Theatre, Where Goal Is Set for $1,000,000 The Liberty Theatre, which opened yesterday on the steps of the Public; Library in the cause of the Liberty Loan drive, would look like a small Grecian temple were it not for the flags | with which it is draped. For the next ; four weeks it will be headquarters of speakers gathered by ihc Stage Women's War Relief. Stage stars, offi? cers on leave, statesmen and writers will come each day, from noon to 5 o'clock, speaking from the white por? tals until a million dollars' worth of bonds have been sold. The ceremonies yesterday were pre? sided over by Julia Arthur. The na? tional anthem was sung by Marcella Craft and the Marine Corps from the Brooklyn navy yard fired three salute over the-heads of the crowd. Then the s-ale of bonds began in earnest, while Sergeant Empey, Jessie Busley, Ray Cox, Shelley Hull and Charles Mitchell. president of the National City Bank, addressed the crowds that jammed side? walk and steps so tightly special police were needed to preserve a thorough? fare. The beautiful white structure was designed by Thomas Hastings. The Stage Women's War Relief has another travelling theatre, designed by the Ackerman Studios, which will be used in different sections of the city. At both theatres the new song, "What Are You Coing to Do to ?lolp the War?" will be sung at frequent intervals. Twelve-year-old Pauline Hankel, who sold $25,000 worth of bonds of the sec? ond issue and was made a colonel by the Boy Scouts for her work, was on hand at an early hour, although she was not to speak until late in the after? noon. Dr. Frank Crane, Admiral Usher, Viola Allen. EleanoTi de Cisnoros, Major Stevens, chi"f of aeronautics at Washington, and the drum corps from Carden City are among the attractions scheduled for to-day. Bootblacks Help Swell the Total at City Hall to $50,000 The Liberty bond detachments posted about the Liberty Bell Lhat cans the fountain in City Hall Liaza sold $10, 000 worth of bonds yesterday in one hour, $18,000 in two hours and close to :?'>? ,000 before the day ended. Am! the crowd of" buyers was neither an ap? plauding crowd nor a wealthy crowd. It was just an ever-changing assem? blage of everyday working folk who paused to listen quietly a moment to the appeals for money to beat Ger? many, and then stepped up to offer their bits. Bootblacks, whoso stands have reap peared with the advent of spring, under the bridge approach, bought bond.-. Ho did th ' newsboys, young and old, arid *la.' news women who do business on Park Low. There were also -iris and men and worn? p. from the office buildings, and conduetotettes, even a few bankers. Mut few were the cheeks that panged over the t.-ibles established about the Libel'ty t."!l by the .Mayor's Committee <>;' Women on National Defence. It was not a checkbook crowd. lis pur? chases were made with cash often frayed bills and small change, obvious? ly taken from long hoarded stocks. The bond sellera; were assisted by a number .if Canadian and English offi? cers on furlough pending recovery from wounds received on t?ic Western front. One of the principal speakers of the day was Captain A. P. Simmons, of the United Stales Army, who declared the country needed every soldier end every dollar (o accomplish its task of de? stroying the mosi efficient military machine ever organized. Morgan J. O'Brien, formerly a justice of the State Supreme Court, also ex? horted the crowds to buy and buy agaih. He declared he had four sons in service, a fifth having died at An? napolis, and his only regret was thai ho couid not join them in the battle to prevent Germany imposing upon the world the Hohenzollern principle that peoples were made to be governed by "divine right" dynasties. Great Night Drive Reaps Thousands For Liberty Loan The particular division of the Lib? erty Loan force; intrusted with the task of taking in "$100,.,000 off the streets of New York" last night made what, in the forms of the official com? muniqu?, would be known as a well directed, concerted attack on all fronts from Chrystie Street to Harlem. Twenty-live thousand troops, repre? senting nineteen units of tho Stale Guard, reinforced by a battery of speakers, a regiment of -salesmen, salvos of "Liberty Bel's" and streams of red lire, participated in the attack upon the financial reserves of the "man in the street." As every man, woman and child living within the sphere of action seemed to be in the street, the booty, it is officially claimed, was tre? mendous. ' In response to a general order, is? sued f.y Brigadier General George K. Dyer, commanding the 1st Brigade, New York State Guard, directing the organi? zation to assist in the loan campaign, troops of the various regiments sta? tioned in the city left their respective armories at 8 p. m., nnd, with bayonets fixed and bands crashing, marched to prepared positions, from which a con? tinuous ban-age of Liberty Loan "lit? erature" was maintained from strat? egically situated an!.?mobile-;. The heavy fire of oratory followed, and suc? ceeded in reaching the checkbooks of the Riverside section, the wallets of Harlem and the well worn purses of the lower East Side. Although special forces of' police were in evidence at all of the rallying points not a single case of disorder was reported. The 2d Battalion of the CiUh Regiment, which participated in tho proceedings on the lower East. Side, tool, on a grim expression as it. j mtirched with fixed bayonets through 1 sections which in pro-War days had harbored anarchy and "isms" of ?he 1. W. W. variety. Nothing but patriot Ism of th?' noisiest variety, however, was encountered along the length and breadth of Second A?.?nue from Twen? ty-third Street, to Houston and from ChryatiO Street to Uelahcoy. Side? walks, (ire encapes and roofs were crowded will) cheering throngs, well wishers at least if cil ciimstntU'es pre? vented !. more active support. "You remember Russia, don't you," Three Ways of Buying Liberty -Bbn? 1 Subscribe at any banking institution, booth or selling station anffi ? ized by the Liberty Lo;.n Committee and pay on the partial ?N ment plan. **" For a $100 bond on the monthly plan pay $10 down and ?90 jn ? consecutive monthly instalments of $10 each. 1? For a S50 bond on the monthly plan pay $5 down and (46 in nine secutive monthly instalments of $5 each. For ?\ S100 bond on the weekly plan pay $4 down and $2 a *?cek f forty-eight consecutive weeks. For a $50 bond on the weekly plan pay $2 down and $1 a week * forty-eight consecutive weeks. 2 Pay on the government plan 5 per cent down with subscription ? per cent on May 2S, 35 per cent on July 18 and 40 per cent on A gust 15 of this year. 3 Pay in full for a $50, $100, $500, $1.000. $5,000 or $10,000 bond, anti ? receive it as roon as the Treasury Department can deliver it t (he Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Or subscribe, pay in full ??.* agree to wait for your bond until after May <*, 1918. Liberty Ball Rolling on, But Rain Wearies 2 Uncle Sams Loan Parade Makes Caledonia After Seventeen and a Half Hard Miles From Batavia?Coach Riding Is Easier?Rochester I o-day [Staff Correspondence] ROLLING ALONG'WITH THE LIB? ERTY BALL, CALEDONIA, N. Y., April 8.- Oh, the open road may be the only road all right enough. Let the bard have his way. But let this be a gently nurtured, city-bred report? er's counter suggestion that there's such a thing as a road being too blamed open. Smoking icicles, there is! They've talked time and ogain of making an arcade out of Nassau Street, j That might do later on. No hurry. First of all, there ought to he an ar cade over the state road from Buffalo, or from Batavia anyhow, to New York. On that section of this state road which lies between Batavia and Cale? donia rain has been spattering nil day, * miserably, maliciously, incessantly. There hasn't been a bright moment, since the presumable rise of the sun this morning. Hard on Uncle Sams The two Uncle Sams: who are doing their bit for the Liberty Loan with their feet are beginning to run. They ; are red where they ought to be white ; and blue where they ought to be red. Their shaggy nata tit them like last year's Panamas after passing through a resuscitation parlor. Willard Lowry, one of the stripling Uncles, has a crick in his back and an ache in his arms. Malcolm Ilouton. the twin Uncle, has shooting pains all over him. particular? ly in those portions, on which he walks , and sits, and keeps whispering bitterly, to himself: "Rheumatism and me so young!" Both have retired in mortal agony of tin* present and mortal dread of the morrow. Ye;. With rain and aches and shoot-; ing pains and everything, these two martyre,) youths who have contracted to push the Liberty Ball clear through from Buffalo to New York, stuck man fully to their job. They have kept tin greal ball rolling, and to-night it is stabled in Caledonia, alongside the four Vnnderbilt greys which are dragging the i.iberty Coach over the same route. If the weather was rough on the Uncle Sams, it was rough, to*?, on Miss, Marian Hollins, the society whip who i'n tooling the coach. If the Sam-; were closer to the mud, wasn't it true thai she was closer to the rain'.' Ml : ?? same the Libertv Coach drove on, i iu- ii rue ions 'rom Gri .*.' Headqui t - ters in New York are to let nothing interfere with the schedule. Ball and coach are closer to their destination by seventeen and one-tenth miles than they were last night. Ac? cording to the route map, that is, they made a run of seventeen miles and a tenth to-day. Uncle .-am Lowry and | Uncle Sam Mouton, though, are sure that the map maker had it ail wrong, or else somebody has been rearanging the roads since he went over them. Sev? enty miles would bo a fairer estimate of their roll in the mud. they say, than asked Gustav Hartman, who rose from newsboy to the Municipal Court bench r.nt\ is known as the "East Side Side judge." "It'll be worse than Rus? sia be:*,, if th'* Kaiser go's away with it." The question was directed to a swaying throng at Chrystie and Dc lancey Streets. "We'll come through," shouted a mar, in the crowd, "?give us the blanks.'' A living wedge of salesmen did the rest and more than $6,000 in bonds was subscribed in a few minutes. At Houston Street a::d Second Ave? nue the scrambre to subscribe de? veloped into a melee which the police had to straighten out. But it was a good-natured mob and a mob "with an : idea of its duty," as ex-Judge Hartman declared. No less enthusiasm was engendered by the 1st, or "Baby" Battalion, _J,? New York Engineers, under Major .J. I!. Mahon, and its flanking corps of speakers and sail-men which fora." cl the upper West Side. Headed by the i" gimental band the parader ? march? d ''rom the armory, at IGSth Street and Broadway, to 145th Street, then east to Amsterdam Avenu;- and north to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. British Veteran Sneaks Two hundred American Junior Naval Scouts distributed leaflets and the talking was done by Alvin R. Hodge, a British army veteran from Passchen daelc; Albor! II. Cohen, Max li. Cob? n and Miss Louise Gersten. Chief Man-a-Booza, a Redskin of -he Mohawk tribe, scowled beneath his warpaint and told 3,000 negroes gath? ered at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street" " hat would happen to them if they failed in their bond-buying obligation to the governmi nt. The response, according to Assistant District Attorney Fred i'. Morton, who helped elicit it, was "enormous." To back him up Chief Man-a-Boo/.a had four companies of the 15th Regiment, State Guard (^negro), a company of the men of Squadron A and some of the medical corpB unit from General Hos? pital No. I, in Gun Hill Road, The Bronx. Gee nwich Village surrendered $5,000 m bond pledges to speakers cooperat? ing with ,*. battalion of tin- ','ih Coast Artillery, which also deployed in and around Abingdon Square. John Mulroy, a six-year-oLl Uncle Sam, led four companies of the 71st Regiment from the armory at Thirty fourth Street and Park Avenue on a jaunt down Second Avenue to Union Square, where the largest crowd of thu evening was encountered and the most impressive total of bond subscriptions achieved. Hew great the total was w ill not be known until officials figures are given out by the Liberty Loan Committee. More than $60,000 in pledges were recorded by workers operating In con? junction wifh Companies P and 11 and ? the hospital corps of the 7th Regiment in a scries of meetings hold at Seventy second Street and First Avenue, Fifty ninth* Strtiet and Third Avenue and Forty-second Street and Lexington ? Avenue. The route to be taken by i these troops was changed just before I th?' parado and disappointed crowd ? waited in Fifth Avonuo in vain. ? seventeen. Your correspondent con. curs. iVhat makes the avuncular conte-. tion especially worthy of note is th? fact that this is the first time th?? have agreed on anything. Kight at the start of the trip each of the Sp.ms sr> out to demonstrate 10 the other that ho had a mind of his own. And that recalls the little military tr.eredy et the Buffalo City Hal!, when thr" Mayor gave the Sams the mn<rie hockas > i?; sending to His Honor of New York ar.d bade them farev ell. Buffalo Guard Retreats It was moving time after that, and Uncle Sam Houston was seized of % not on that all turns should hi* to the right. Uncle Sam Lowry favored the lef1 hand, as nearest tie heart They pushed and. pushed, wi1 esultthtl the ball went straight ahead, ever fastet and more formidable. In front of the City Hal! a company of guardsmen stood at parad.' 1. t. Everybody hid been admiring their soldierly stolidity. The ball was coming straight for then'. They waited until the it-- ???in lite fot a miracle to happen; then, without a word of command, they beautifully performed thai quick-stepped ?volution which General Herr Hindenburg has made famous as the strategic retreat. Tiie Buffaloniai colonel and captains haven't got over toe shame ??:" it yet. This morning the 1 ibi rty Coacn was the firsl out of Bata*, ?a. It was iO o'clock before the blacksmiths got 1 irough floing $4 worth of repairs on its iron tire and the Liberty Ball gut in motion. On their way through Stafford and Le Bo-,- and into Caled the conch and the ball, escorted by Boy Scouts and mounted state en, were greeted by screaming n and toll? ing bells. It was the -tie they bl "? ai Le R iy, and t! ?as a mighty scurrying of the arts of Chemical Hose and Excelsior Hcik and Ladder- who hadn'l ? forewarned ;?) climb into their red shirts and fireman i ats. Before that there had been a rous? ing meting at the opi n road at Staf? ford, where Congressman A. D. San? ders, most distinguished of the com? munity's 2S!? inhabitants, turned out ill a fair weather 1op ha? 'o act as chairman of the reception committee. The Congressman had a mysteriow present for Miss llol?ns -an iron bar wrapped in a flag "This," he 1 \ ilained, ";' what bur giai ? call a 'jimmy.' May you and your party use it to good effect wherfver you find a tight-wad who won't como through for tl ;- rained harder than ever in the afternoon, and ' he Ui sted by a flock of Scon*-, ripped f? 'he seven mill -? from Lc Roy to 1 .' :onia in rec? ord time. To-morrow will sei the first real metropolitan appearance of ;he Lib erty Ball and IV ? ? C ch. They are due in Rochester ;: the after? noon. To celebrate th? ir conquest ot the seventy-five miles between Buffalo and Rochester then? ?3 to be a big pa? rade. 319,746 Boy Scouts Are Aiding Loan Drive Complying with !'? ident Wilson's -. rs after the reapers," th." Bo Is of Amer? ica, uuxi tig the first 1 ys of the third Liberty Loan < . tte giv? ing the adult workers valua le assist? ance. Ev< l'y .: , ?? - h 10I i.nd on Saturdays the 319,746 scouts in the Ci?ted State- .- - n - messen? gers, buglers ar.d pi , rs. One million Boy Sea' i. bcrty Loan po -"?<?-. designed by i ? .ci.locker, have been pasto,i ovi ? country, nearly 100,000 of th. '??'? *eff York City by !<s 13,0" ? B : Scouts. It was announced ?? ational hcidquartets, 200 Fifth -venue, yes? terday that the boys w II allowM to accept only small subscriptions. A ..... .-??< ,-ici cmblei will _he awarded to each ho obtains ten individual ap* lie loy Sam** during the second 1 " '-1 50Jd more than $1,000 1. <.v<?::h of bonds. Women in Stores Help Bond Sales The "inside" follow:?: Knights cf *>'HmDU*M?|rt ("loss. Sun Tobacco fund, -oUnf.v Re Christian Association ar.d Je**'15" lief Society. r?rd?v Best & Co. discovered y??*^K morning that they had been pn,<^j,t. ing a In ro unawares in ,t.!:rl,r,r,ld*k> This is Lieutenant A W. ,?ra_?_L Jr D. S. O.,' of ihe Boyal C?n?<h?" oB| glnoors, who is now employ?'1* 9igi HU??' ? ?i. i'ivMueu til. oiu DODO ufternoon.