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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED ?fett>$0tlC ^?at_a^" 17:.__.__ a *__ r . Vol. TAX Mil No. 26,122 --asssssssssssssw- ? -^sssw First to Last ? the Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements ffirtimne WEATHEB Fair to-day and to-morrow. Moderato north wind?, becoming variable. Fti.I Beporf ?so r??*> C [ Copyright 19?*? The Tribun? Aca'tt] FRIDAY, MAY 2L 1918 * * ? .-!? Greater -few York ?__<. I THI.F._. CEXTS TWO COCntW trlthlB conuant.?* <-l.t__ut? ? Uufwher?. Mrs? Stokes Found Guilty On 3 Counts Conviction Based on Letter Which Violated the Espionage Act Defendant Unmoved As Verdict Is Read Released on Bond Pending Motion for New Trial on June 1 (Special Dispatch to The Tribvne) KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 23.?Mrs. Rose Fas tor Stokes was found guilty by a jury to-night on all three counts of the indictment charging violation of the espionage law. Judge Van Valkenburgh announced that he would hear a motion for a new trial Saturday, June 1, and that sentence would be deferred pend? ing arguments on that motion. Mean-1 .time Mrs. Stokes will be released on the ?ame $10,000 bond. The jury, which began its delibera? tions at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, ar? rived at its verdict in about three hours. The verdict was not announced, however, until 7:40 o'clock, to which time court had been adjourned for din? ner. Do Not Look at Defendant It W8S announced by Judge Van Val ?tenburgh in his instructions that in event of a verdict of guilty on more than one count, the fact that each count was based on the same act would be taken into consideration in pass? ing sentence. About forty of the hundreds of per? sons who were in the courtroom throughout the day were present when the verdict was read. The jurymen took their seats about ten minutes before the arrival of Mrs. Stokes, her attorney and her husband. Ko word was spoken in the jury box in that time. None of the jurors looked in the direction of the defendant. When Judge Van Valkenburgh asked the customary question whether they had arirved at a verdict, the foreman, Warner W. Caton, of Nelson, Mo., arose and answered in the affirmative. Th? form containing the verdict was handed to the court, and then passed to the clerk of the court and read. Mrs. Stokes Unmoved A. the words "Guilty as charged" were pronounced neither Mrs. Stokes nor her husband, who sat at her left, gave any sign. Mrs. Stedman, wife of Mr.. Stokes's attorney, who sat at her right, quietly clasped the hand of Mrs. Stokes. Mr. Stedman asked that the jury be polled. As each man answered in the affirmative the question, "Is this your verdict?" Mrs. Stokes leaned toward her husband, with a slight smile, and whispered. The jurymen were dis? charged and filed out, each passing the convicted woman with averted eyes. The jury went out to deliberate at 2:30 o'clock. Previously Seymour Sted? man, her attorney, voiced strenuous ob? jections to fully thirty of the instruc? tions to the jury. Judge Van Valken-' burgh ordered the objections enterad into the records. The judge scored the defence severely. He laid particular | atress on the fact that the President in time of war is almost a dictator and that he must be supported. In his instructions to the jury Judge Van Valkenburgh said: "It is ridiculous to think that the President could stop in the face of the enemy to clean house. We don't stop in the face of a coming thunderstorm to hang out our bedding. "Anything that would cause a halt In our war activities would be a calam? ity. We know the German autocracy would give no hope for democratic in? stitutions such as are here." Cites Case of Russia Speaking of the alleged intention of j Mrs. Stokes to start a revolution in this country on the order of the Bolsheviki < iii(Russia, the judge said: "We know this revolution split Rus? sia and made it a helpless German province. Whatever the motive, it stands out as the greatest betrayal of democracy the world has ever seen. The right of a free press and free speech in time of war doe? not apply to seditious utterances. , "The law may not be violated under the guise of principles. Alleged good intentions cut no figure. "A revolution in the midst of the *ar would be one of the most unfor? tunate things which could happen to t?e United States as it was to Russia, (,"en though only an economic one. as 'twould ?educe the war production. "It is not necessary to find any other fort of malice than a deliberate know "'_; purpose to do the thing charged." Nu Time for Individualism -he judge referred to what he termed an extraneous matter in that t counsel for the defence "Referred ?n a rather slighting way to one of fiar Allies in her treatment of her colon ?es." "This is not an opportune time for ?aything to be said to create a hostile ''?ipression or lack of cooperation with any of our allies, for that weakens our owa chances in the war. "Individualism must be put aside for ;?;> moment until this crisis is over. sat tongue of the sort of criticism which would impede our war activities BDtmt be stayed until the war rtr over. "As to the point that was made about Mr. Stout, managing editor of 'The ^'ar.' being guilty of improper conduct 'i' printing the letter after knowing It v?a>. disloyal, I have this to say: "The defendant sent a very urgent bequest that ij be published, and ap? pealed to the courtesy of the paper to publish it over her signature as her yiew and not the paper's. Mr. Stou. imoicdiately sent it to the law officers of the government. He published it because she said she expected him to ?nd because ?he demanded it as a cour? tesy." Mrs. Stokes Smiles Bat is Nervous ?While the jury was deliberating Urs, Stokes sat at the counsel table, ?"?'ding repeatedly to greet friends. Her ?mile was ready, as it has been Continued on Page 11, Column 4 $16,294,534 Is Total Here for Red Cross In FOUR DAYS New York City has contributed $16,294,534 to the Red Cross?or $b,07S,6$3 a day. The nation has given $63,949,611 ?or $15,987,U03 a day. IN TWO DAYS New York City must give $8,705,466 more to the Red Cross?or $J,,S52,7SS a day. The nation must give $36,050,389 more?or $18,025,t95 a day. Give, Give Till It Hurts! Says Emerson Cash Was Spent In Bribe Effort Osborne Outlines Case Against Motors Co. Before Federal Jury Use of $20,500 of the funds of the Emerson Motors Company, Inc., for the purpose of bribing Joseph C. Pelletier, District Attorney of Suffolk County i.Boston), Mass, this was the opening accusation yesterday of Assistant United States Attorney James W. Os? borne, 2d, at the trial of the fourteen men indicted in connection with the activities of this defunct organization in the United States District Court. Judge Martin T. Mant?n presided. As the prosecutor made his accusa? tion a perceptible start communicated itself to the group of intently listening defendants, clustered with their attor? neys within the rail. The charge upon which these men who are alleged to have dangled before the, public one of the most enticing get-rich-quick schemes in the modern decalogue have been bronght to trial is that of having conspired to use the mails with intent to defraud, and so they were prepared for the production of the long list of flamboyant circulars heralding the scheme which Mr. Os? borne later spread before the jury. They were prepared for annotated list? ings of stock transactions and transfers and values he brought forth,, for nLhe ; ?tatigtioa op factories which, he do- : clared had existed chiefly in the con- ; versation and prospectuses of the pro-, motors of the Emerson Motors Com? pany, Inc. But here was something sudden, unexpected, startling. When the trial began the courtroom was already fairly well filled with pro? spective witnesses and interested?pe? culiarly interested, many of them? spectators. The proceedings, which had been put over from the day pre? ceding on account of the non-appear? ance of Osborne E. Chaney, a stock broker, who is one of the defendants, started promptly at 10 o'clock. Mr. Osborne Opens His Case This time Chaney was on hand promptly. The jury had been tenta? tively selected the day before. Its ac? ceptance by the various counsel was a mere matter of routine, and, with scant delay for formalities, Mr. Osborne launched at once into his opening against the men who, he declared, be ginning in April, 1916, and continuing ! until the time of their indictment by j the Federal authorities in June of the year following, had, by newspaper ad? vertising, pamphlet and personal let? ters, stormed the country with appeals to buy stock in a motor company whose product was billed to "rival Ford"? and who in the process, the prosecu? tion asserted, had collected from credu? lous investors sums in the neighbor? hood of $1,500,000. In outlining the government's case Mr. Osborne followed, almost word for word, figure for figure, the original ex? pos? of the Emerson Motors Company's transactions and tactics, which was published by The Tribune on October 12, 1916, when the Emerson stock sell? ing campaign was tight-roping to its dizziest heights. "We shall prove," declared Mr. Os? borne, "that some of these defendants offered stock for sale in.tjie Emerson Motors Company beforeJthat company had even been incorporated. We shall prove that while they were represent? ing to the public that 'hundreds of thousands of orders' for cars were pouring in upon them, their only equipment for producing cars con? sisted of part of a building that had | been leased at Long Island City and ' a small factory at Kingston, N. Y., at i which not more than 300 cars alto ! gether had been produced up to the time of the indictment of these de I fendants?although, in their appeals | to the public, all their estimates of ! profits were based upon an estimated I quantity production of 300,000 cars for , the year 1917. Tells of Stock Prices "And we shall prove that while they were selling stock to the public at prices that ranged all the way from $2 to $8 per share, that stock was in fact intrinsically worth exactly 12Ms cents per share." Forthwith Mr. Osborne launched | into a detailed catalogue of the alleged ! connection of each of the various de- j fendants with the operations of the ! company's campaign. Here is t'.ie complete roster of these I defendants: Nichols F. Wilson, dealer in auto- \ ?mobile securities and, according to the i i government's charges, the prime mover I in the circuitous Emerson stock-selling \ deals; Willis George Emerson, who is , said to be suffering from paralysis and Continued on last page, Column 4 I-T-1 Registration Places The Tribune will print to-mor row a list of the registration j places in the city for the guid \ anee of women voters. Originally, it was announced that the list j would be printed to-day. M'Adoo Drops Willard and Rea as Aids Condition of P. R. R. and B. & O., Under Them, Believed Unsatisfactory Both Will Remain With Their Roads But Their Connection With I Actual Operation Is Severed (Special Dispatch to The Tribune) j WASHINGTON, May 23.?The Rail- I ! road Administration confirmed to- i night the report that Samuel W. Rea, ? president of the Pennsylvania Rail? road, and Daniel Willard, president of ] the Baltimore and Ohio, would not be designated by Director General of Railroads McAdoo as Federal man? agers of their respective roads. Both Messrs. Rea and Willard, it was stated, will be associated with the corporate organizations of the roads, but their connection with the actual operation will be severed. This is interpreted to mean here that the railroad administration has been dissatisfied with the operation of Penn? sylvania and Baltimore & Ohio as gov? ernment roads under the r?gime of Messrs. Rea and Willard. No direct statement to this effect could be se? cured at the railroad administration, : though it was stated that some of the railroad presidents deposed by the re? cent McAdoo order, whose operation of their roads had been satisfactory to the railroad administration, would be designated to operate the roads as j Federal managers. The presidents of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio, however, "have elected to associate themselves with the corporate side of their organiza? tions," it was said. Under the recent order issued by Di? rector General McAdoo this will mean ? that both Presidents Rea and Willard will not be paid out of the operating I returns of the road, but will receive their salaries out of the payments made to the owners of roads by the ? government. _ McAdoo Orders Wage ! Raise for R. R. Men WASHINGTON, May 23.?Orders j raising the wages of two million rail? way employes and giving them back | pay from January 1 at the new rates were prepared to-day by Director Gen? eral McAdoo and sent to the printer, to be issued within a few days. Mr. McAdoo based his decision largely on recommendations of the railroad wege commission, which pro? posed increases aggregating about $300,000,000, but it is understood he made many modifications which will result in even higher increases for some classes. At railroad administra? tion headquarters, it was intimated that the total pay increases would amount to more than $300,000,000. SKA SHOKK TRAIN BKRVICF. ? Sprln* Tim?* TaM. of New Jarwy Con? t.?l a All FlM.il and .Sandy Ho?k Ituutc* mil take ett?? on May ?ti?.?-Adv.. Drys Win House Fight to Force Wilson's Hand Food Bill, With Prohibition Rider, Passes, I 78 to 137 WASHINGTON. May 23.?The Ad? ministration food production bill, au? thorizing the Department of Agricult- ! uro to spend $10,864,000 to increase i production, was passed by the House ; late to-day, with a provision stipul?t- ? ing that the principal appropriation of $6,100,000 for the expenses of county! agents shall not be available unless j the President issues a proclamation | forbidding the use of foods for the ! manufacture of liquor in any form, j Prohibition advocates won their? tight by a vote of 177 to 133, sustain-i ing the tentative vote taken Tuesday.' They now are preparing to campaign for the provision in the Senate. The measure also carries a rider prohibiting the use of the funds to pay salaries of men of draft age who have been given deferred military classifi? cation, where exemption is based solely on the ground that they are employed in the Department of Agriculture in indispensable work. The dry amendment was fostered by Representative Randall, of California, prohibitionist. its opponents argued vainly against any attempt to coerce the President, and insisted tViat such astion would not. hurry the President into exercising his authority to pro? hibit the manufacture of liquor during the. war. Republican members succeeded in inserting an amendment to itemize all of the appropriations after contend? ing for it for several days. An ap? propriation of $500,000 for use of the Department of Agriculture to mobilize farm labor was stricken out. GET BUSY! Revenue Decision Put Up to McAdoo By the President WASHINGTON, May 23.?After pro? longed conferences to-night with President Wilson and Secretary Mc? Adoo, Congressional leaders announced that by noon to-morrow Mr. McAdoo would say finally whether he deems it imperative that Congress abandon its July adjournment plans to enact rev? enue legislation. President Maison left the decision to Secretary McAdoo. The latter asked for time to study the Treasury's condi? tion further and agreed to settle the question before noon to-morrow. The oCngressional delegation was hopeful that legislation would be postponed, hut willing t abide by the decision of the Secretary. The President apparently was not easily satisfied to delay the legislation, as his callers argued earnestly for an hour and a half, delaying the Execu? tive's dinner. Finally, however, he agreed to consent to delay of action until the December session, providing Secretary McAdoo regarded the Treas? ury amply safeguaraed. Elated over the President's attitude Senators Sim? mons and Martin and Representative' Kitchin hurried to the McAdoo resi? dence. There the arguments went on for another hour, ending with Mr. McAdoo's agreement to give hi_ final decision to-morrow. Enemy Flier, Try to Clear Way for Blow Germans Making Desperate Effort to Gain Air Mastery British Raid Foe's Line on Arras Front Italians Blow Up Ammuni? tion Store; Capture Aus? trian Outpost Unprecedentedly severe air fighting continues on the West front. The Germans appear to be making a desperate though fruitless effort to overcome Allied air superior? ity in order to pave the way for the expected resumption of the offensive. Correspondents, however, empha? size the enemy's difficulties, which probably are delaying Luden dorff's promised grand stroke; the German soldiers' confidence has been hurt; they cannot again be led to believe in a quick, easy victory after the present check. A surprise success is considered almost impossible on account of the unified Allied} supreme con . trol. On account of the German policy of withdrawing their heavy masses far to the rear, from where they can be thrown in any direction desired, observers are less clear just where the hostile blow will come, but all Allied opinion is confident in the ability of Foch to parry it, although minor losses of territory in the opening operations are inevitable. In their renewed air activity the Germans have bombed a British hospital, killing and wounding Continued on Page 3, Column 1 All of Draft Age Must Work Or Fight; House Committee Votes for Unlimited Army Wilson Salates Italy and Pledges Increased Effort in Common Cause WASHINGTON. May 23.?On the eve of the celebration of lialy'i entry into the war President Wilson to-day sent this message to th< Italian people: "I am sure I am speaking for the people of the United States in sending to the Italian people warm fraternal greetings upon this the anniversary of the entrance of Italy into this great war, in which there is being fought out once for all the irrepressible conflict between free self-government and the dictation of force. "The people of the United States have looked with profound in? terest and sympathy upon the efforts and sacrifices of the Italian people, are deeply and sincerely interested in the present and future security of Italy, and are glad to find themselves associated with a people to whom they are bound by so many personal and intimate ties in a struggle whose object is liberation, freedom, the rights of men and nations to live their own lives and determine their own fortunes, the rights of the weak as well as the strong, and the maintenance of justice by the irresistible force of free nations leagued together in the defence of mankind. "With ever increasing resolution and force we shall continue to stand together in this sacred common cause. "America salutes the gallant Kingdom of Italy and bids her godspeed." Teutons Bomb War Hospitals; Kill Scores Hundreds of Nurses and Patients Maimed Be? hind British Lines (By The Associated Press) WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, May 23.?German airmen again have bombed heavily British, boa.. pit?is in the area behind the lines, 'and this time have killed and wounded some hundreds among the personnel and patients of many different hos? pitals in the group. Recorded in the casualty list are the names of several sisters who, with other women nurses, stood bravely by their posts throughout a terrific deluge of explosives. There is in the neighborhood one large American hospital and another in which there are American workers, but neither of these appears to have suffered. Last summer a number of American doctors and nurses were killed and wounded when those same hospitals were raided by the Germans. This latest horror was perpetrated Sunday night, apparently by . four squadrons cf enemy 'planes, which ap? pear to have comprised more than a score of machines. A great number of bombs were dropped, about 30 per cent of them huge affairs, which dug vast craters in the hospital grounds, and the rest higii explosive shrapnel, which sent their death dealing bullets tear? ing in every direction through the crowded hospital tents and buildings. A three-seated airplane was brought down by gunfire while flying at a low altitude and the occupants were made prisoners. The enemy captain and the pilot sustained comparatively light shrapnel wounds, while the observer was not hurt. When questioned why he had directed his men against hos? pitals, the captain explained in a mat? ter-of-fact way that he didn't see the Red Cross signs. He said he was seeking military ob? jectives and had no desire to molest hospitals. With a shrug of his shoulders, the German captain added that if the Brit? ish choose to build their hospitals near railways, they must expect to get them bombed. The captain spoke excellent English. Asked where he had learned it, he re? plied he had been in diplomatic service before the war. Sunday night's raid was divided into two phasos, the first of which began shortly after 10 o'clock and lasted until 11 o'clock. Not satisfied with this the enemy returned at 11:40 o'clock and heavily bombed hospitals filled with wounded men. In one building which was damaged most seriously, all the patients were suffering from compound fractures, which made necessary their limbs be? ing strapped in the air. Not a woman deserted her ivard, but throughout the terrible bombing each one kept going her rounds and quieting the unfortunate men, who might easily have done themselves lasting harm by springing from their beds. One sister was killed outright while she was administering to the soldiers' wants, and another was so seriously hurt that she died shortly afterward. Still another was dying to-day. Several more sisters were among the wounded. Many other workers were wounded, including several medical officers. -m 3 U. S. Aeroplanes Downed, Says Berlin BERLIN, via London, May 23.?Three American airplanes were brought down on the Lys battlefield yesterday, accord? ing to the statement issued by the War Office to-day. The part of the statement dealing with aviation fol? lows: "On the Lys battlefield three Ameri? can airplanes, among others, were brought down yesterday." 'Plane Sinks Destroyer LONDON. May 23.?An enemy de? stroyer has been sunk in the neigh? borhood of Zeebrugge by a direct hit from an airolane, the Admiralty an? nounced to-day. GREAT BEAR -.?'KINO WATER. Vita PurtUr l?a? Made It I"?n_ou__"?_tdvt. Thousands in City Dazed by Draft Order Threatened Labor Short? age Causes Protests; Hotels Hit Hard New York, probably the greatest city ; in the world for w,hat Provost Marshal I General Crowder yesterday termed I "useless" occupation?, wa? dazed bjr_ j tlie order from Washington that men j of draft age must fight or else engage in some productive form of labor. Only the order of Fuel Administrator Gar ! field, which halted virtually all indus? tries east of the Mississippi, has pro? duced a like effect here since the war began. The amusement and luxury affording sphere of New York's life is specially ! affected. Theatres, hotels and restau i rants have many employes who will i have to change their jobs because of the mandate from the capital. And some of them will kick. They started to aim the kick just as soon as they read the newspapers yesterday announcing General Crowder's order. The waiters will kick, using the strong boot of the American Federa? tion of Labor, if they can. The bartenders will kick, also appeal? ing to the American Federation of La? bor for kicking motor power. The hatboys and other hotel and res? taurant attendants promise to kick with the aid of their employers, who ? say their business interest sare even now jeopardized through labor short ! age. The sales clerk, in department, gro I eery, drug and other stores also will j kick, using the same argument of labor I shortage The only persons who will have to i take their punishment in silence will j be the out-and-out loafers, pool and I billiard "aces," gamblers, racetrack fre ; quenters, bucket shop operatives, and ! the major and minor prophets of the i fortune telling, palmistry and clairvoy i ant sfhools. Others who will probably suffer ' themselves to be led to the recruiting | stations or to some other place of use I ful employment without much protest will be the neatly uniformed footmen, doormen, housemen, butlers and at? tendants in clubs, hotels, apartment houses and office buildings. Lucius M. Boomer, managing director of the Hotel McAlpin, president of the Hotel Claridge Company, and director of other hotel and restaurant com? panies, said General Crowder's action was extremely serious for the hotel and restaurant interests. "If the government takes our wait? ers, clerks and other attendants, it ! will bring about a very serious situa j tion," said Mr. Boomer. "The shortage j of labor is bad enough already. It is almost impossible to get enough help now. I <_mploy more than 1,000 wait? ers, and if I lose any of them I don't j know where I am going to fill their ; places. "The employment of women will ? not solve the problem. They cannot be trained in a short time." Mark A. Cadwell, secretary of the Hotel Association of New York, said I the order undoubtedly would mean a | hard drain on the help available to j hotels. He roughly estimated the num I ber of hotel employes in New York at | 00,000, most of them men, and an ap i preciable percentage of draft age. A. Toby, secretary of Bartenders' ' Union, Bronx Local No. 29, said the i union would protest most emphatically through the A. F. of L., with which it is affiliated, although only a smalil num , ber of members of this local would be. affected by the order. The same statement was made by ', William B. Joyce, secretary of the Bar ; tenders' Benevolent and Protective As ; sociation. Local No. !'.. Mr. Joyce said ? nil the bartenders' unions, waiters and cooks' onions of the greater city would ' hold a meeting next Monday afternoon j at 228 East Eighty-sixth Street, at ; which this order would be discussed. "We are patriotic," said Mr. Joyce. , "But I don't'like the looks of this or ; der. There are seven hundred bar ! tender?.' unions in thia country and ? Canada, and every local in this country i has taken from ?500 to $1,000 in Lib? erty bonds. In addition, to be in good ; standing, every member has to hold a ? Liberty hond of his own. Between six j thousand and eight thousand of our itipmber. have volunteered for army ' and navy service. I don't think the boys should be forced to give up their jobs till they are called to the colors." Every Man in Non-Useful Occupation Is Affected Clerks, Waiters and Idlers Must Find New Employment or Enter Army Will Summon All Needed for Victory Bill Authorizes Presi? dent to Call to Colors All Who Can Be Equipped WASHINGTON, May 23.?Two i important steps were taken to-day ; toward perfecting the task of put ? ting the nation on a war basis. Soon after Provost Marshal Gen ; eral Crowder liad promulgated a drastic amendment to the selective service regulations requiring every man of draft age to work or fight. Secretary Baker appeared before the Mouse Military Committee and asked ' tfiat President Wilson be authorized to call to tilt? colors all men of draft age who can be equipped and trained. The committee promptly and unan | imously voted the authority into the army appropriation bill about to be reported to the House. Under existing law power is given to draft one million fighting men, in addition to special units. This limit I soon will be reached with men con | stantly going into camp to replace j those sailing for France as fast as j ships can be provided to take them. j With the law changed as the Presi j dent desires, the man power of the country will be drawn upon for I whatever force may be necessary to | win the war. New Regulation Farreaching General Crowder.a new regulation is farreaching in ?.cope. It touches not only habitual idlers, but .?so re? quires that draft registrants-now in occupations held to be non-useful ? seek new jobs or take their places in J the army. Clerks in stores, waiter?, I bartenders, employes at places of i amusement, passenger elevator men Land other employes around hotels, clubs and business buildings, as well ' as gamblers, fortune teller.? and I racetrack and bucket shop attend i ants, all fall among those classed a? i non-usefully engaged. Enforcement of the rule is ex 1 pected to add some men to the army j and to do a more important service i in improving the labor situation in i essential industries. The House Military Committee, after hearing Secretary Baker, completed the ' army bill, with provision for the pay of 3,000,000 men and with ordnance ap? propriations on the basis of an army '' of 4,000,000 men. The measure will be laid before the House carrying a total of $9.569.129.000 of actual appropria? tions and authorization for contract? amounting to $2,464,416,000 more. Amendment to Existing Law This amendment to the existing .?<*? was adopted by the committee: "Provided, That the authority con? ferred upon the President by the act approved May 18, 19.7, entitled 'An act to authorize the President to in? crease temporarily the military es? tablishment of the United State?/ is hereby extended so ..s to authorize him during each fiscal year to raise by draft a.- provided in said act and acts amendatory thereof the maxi? mum number of mer which may be organized, equipped, trained and used during such year for the prosecution of the present war until the same shall have been brought to a _ucce?s ' fui conclusion." Mr. Baker told the committee in ex? ecutive session the President's reasons for asking that no limit be placed upon the number of draft men to be called. Members said later it was . -?timated that an army of 5,000.000 could be raised without changing the draft ages. The statement of the provost mar? shal general follows: "Provost Marshal General Crowder ! to-day announced an amendment to | the selective service regulations j which deals with the great questioa of requiring men not engaged in a useful occupation to immediately app'.y themselves to ?orm form of labor contributing to the genciit1 j good. The idler, too, will find him? self confronted with the ?lUraativ?