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Vol. IXXV1?T No. 2(U(>8
First to Last?the Truth
The Trlliunr Aa.'n]
F^f3 |_
News, ? Editorials - Advertisements
Fair to-day and to-morrow; ?gentle to
moderate northwent to north wind?.
TTull Keport on Paffe ?
?TUT/Y 9, 1918
* * *
.. In Greater New York and
i Mithin comfntitt-K dlxtanar
Evening Mail
Revolt in Moscow
Foi?ows Murder of
Germany's Envoy
Bolsheviki Report That
Uprising Was Quickly
Hundreds Arrested
In Street Fighting
Part of City and Telegraph
Station Seized by Social
Immediately following the assassi?
nation of Count von Mirbach,
tem?an Ambassador in Moscow,
the Social Revolutionaries started
a revolt against the Bolsheviki
and seized the telegraph office in
Moscow and a part of the town.
The Bolsheviki have suppressed the
revolution, according to a state?
ment by the chief Soviet commis?
sioner. Several hundred leaders
in the revolt have been ;*-rested.
The strongest capital will be made
of fhe murder by the German
L-ijvernmerit, advices from many
sources iwlicate. The Bolsheviki
uve undertaken a ?.oiv.plet? in-j
vestigation to placate the German
-rwermterte.?T4*e Social R?volu-.
tionaries (the Socialist peasants'
party), have admitted planning
the assassination, according to a
German official rows dispatch
from Moscow.
Emperor William is reported to
have ordered the breaking of re- j
iations with the Russian repre- '
r-entative in Berlin. A strong
guard has been placed before the |
house of M. Joffe, the Russian ;
Ambassador in Berlin, to prevent |
a popular outbreak. Some Ger?
man newspapers say the Bolshe?
viki cannot be held responsible
for the murder.
The Ukrainian Cabinet has resigned
and Germany has been asked to j
send troops to put down peasant
The Allies are believed in Wash?
ington to have determined upon
intervention in Russia, but noth?
ing regarding the decision has
yet been made public.
Many Are Slain in
Moscow Revolt,
Reports Indicate
LONDON', July 8.-Fragmenta of news
?rom various sources indicate that the
assassination of Count von Mirbach,
the German Ambassador to Russia,
??j accompanied by a formidable up?
rising against the Bolsheviki in Moe
A Russian wireless dispatch says
'?at the uprising has nor/ been com
Pletely suppressed, and the tone of the
??.cssagre indicates that the suppression
*M accomplished with sanguinary vio
'er'C*s, the orders being that all who
????owed resistance to the Bolsheviki
should be "shot on the spot."
Reports Revolt Suppressed
'he Russian wireless also circulated
'?jo following, signed by ..*.. AralorT, the
"?'?Moscow commissioner:
The Social Revolutionists by
'?"Huduieiit means captured for a few
-???)'*rs a small part of Moscow and the
government telegraph office, whence
">ey issue?! false reports of the sup?
pression of the Soviet in Moscow.
'"?K to announce that the mutiny
*M caused by a group of cheeky
oois, and was suppressed without
wnculty by the Moscow garrison.
'?? mutineers have been arrested
""f order has been restored.
Social Revolutionaries are
^ .. - ~?-"4. i,;;, uiuiiuiiaiicn nit:
?**'ng a most, ignominious flight.
?u-rs have been issued to arrest
cial R dls,arm ?'I members of the So
?evolutionary detachments and
shoot o-, ?he ?-?,? . II who resist.
several hundred participants in
N-! ns,;.n'' have been arrested, among
;'? m \ ice-Chairman Alexandrovitch,
,'.".e special orders have been is
nl* ?*? smire ?H members of the
leVLx ?.* committee of the Social
'-jolutionary party.
????iuf iRt'd Guards must continue
atchfu, The mobiiization of our
R."s ,must continue and nil Social
! O'Utionaries must disarm to the
'**- man."
s?y. ?,nR!S-in ?Russia are imminent,"
??torfi? ?T?^u??er Zeitung" in an
ehonlri 1 j Entente's ?anterprise
ent ?w,iead to the collapse of the pres
TtnJz*ernment, then not much will
pr-***,iJL of tnc Peace treaties. Our
WroBl^8?. woald -hen become more
that ?' *u than ever* Let us hope
trill *i? 8ol"'iion of them the bwoh!
H?ve*rt?yi as httle a ,?le ?? Possible.
?^J25!?B8, the Central Powers on
& Conti-tued on page four
50,000.000 in Russia
Are Facing a Famine
(Special Dispatch to The Tribune)
WASHINGTON, July 8.?Fifty
million people in Russia will suf- j
fer famine within thirty days un?
less they secure relief from the
United States and the Allies, ac?
cording to cable advices received
here to-day. The food crisis in
Russia has been precipitated by
disordered conditions in Siberia.
In an official quarter it was
thought to-day that the report of
the food crisis in Russia would
hasten the expected American
economic intervention in that i
country. It was further believed ;
that regardless of the extent of
American participation in the in?
ter-Allied operations on the Mur- ?
man Coast the United States i
would seek to aid Russia by way
of Siberia.
The report on food conditions !
in Russia received in Washington
says Central Russia already Is
suffering for want of food. Crops
in the Ukraine and in the Rus- ;
sian provinces overrun by Ger- j
many have been commandeered, !
it is said, by the military author?.- j
ties. The only available surplus ?
lies in Siberia, and this has been j
cut off by the internecine warfare j
in that part of Russia.
Berlin Likely
Murder Dropj
Further Encroachment in j
Russia Would Upset
Ludendorff's Plan
By Arthur S. Draper
(Special Cable, to The Tribune)
(Co-pvrlght, 1818, by The Tribune Association)
LONDON, July 8.?Although Mir- ?
bach's assassination occupies the chief
i interest at the present moment, its po- I
litical importance is difficult to gauge, j
! AH reports from ?erlin indicate that :
? Wilhelmstresse intends to make j-reat
i capital out of the murder of the Ger
! man representative at Moscow, the
I only question being the line of action
? the Kaiser intends to take.
The Russian delegates- to Berlin are ?
j under strict police surveillance and '
! protection, as angry demonstrators
' collected around the Russian Embassy
j as soon as the news of the count's
J d<?ath became known.
Two alternatives seem open to
' ihe German government. First, to ac
i cept L?nine _ and Trotzy's apologies
? or the ground that the murder was
i committed by ordinary criminals; sec*
: ond, make the assassination an excuse
i tor further armed penetration into
; Russia.
The first scheme might strengthen I
' Germany with the Bolsheviki; the sec- ?
! ond would undoubtedly mean another I
] reconsideration and reorganization of
| Ludendorff's pla:?.?.
By way of neutral countries come :
dispatches of a counter revolution in
Moscow, with severe lighting in cer- :
tain parts of the city. These reports
need to ba? taken cautiously, because I
most of them are of German origin and
intended to give the enemy further ex?
cuse for a change of policy toward :
Russia. In some quarters it is believed
that the assassins were Social Revolu?
tionaries, who took this as their first |
step in a campaign to overthrow the !
Bolsheviki. ? j
Kerensky is quoted as saying that it i
will hf?lp the cause for which he is
, working. Only one thing is clear and j
, that is that Russia is proving to be a I
greater problem to Germany than to I
1 the Allies. The Brest-Litovsk peace is '
proving to be no peace.
Ludcndorff, who already has been
called upon to g've material assistance ?
to Austria, is not at all anxious to
further dissipate his forces by sending
divisions to the Russian front at this
moment. He wunts the German diplc
mats to handle Russia and for that
rear-on it is likely that Wilhelmstrasse l
will deal lightly with ?tin: Bolsheviki
If this line is followed Germt-.ny
would lay the crime to the Bolshevik '
opposition ot' the Social Revolution?
aries and Czecho-Slovaks and demand
assurances that the Bolsheviki will !
not permit foreign intervention to i
support, these elements under the j
threat of intervening herself. i
This would be in the nature of r. ;
grandstand play, satisfying their own '
people, throwing the Bolsheviki even
more on the defensive and giving an
excuse for an opportunist policy.
Mirbach was extremely valuable to |
Germany because of his knowledge of !
Russia. It will be interesting to f-ee
what type of representative Germany
substitutes for Mirbach.
French Drive
Germans Back
Nearly a Mile
Foch Gains in Champagne
and Australians Advance
on Somme
Allies in the Balkans
Take 1,050 Captives
Impending Teutonic Drive
on West Front Delayed
by Influenza
The French on the west wing of the
great Champagne salient yester?
day attacked (he enemy's lines
northwest of Longpont, forced the
Germans back two-thirds of a mile
on a front of two miles, captured
Chavigny farm and the surround?
ing heights and took 347 prisoners.
The Australian forces astride the
Somme River have driven the Ger?
mans back one-third of a mile on
a front of two miles, straighten?
ing the salient in their line west
of Sailly-Laurette left after the
American-Australian advance on
July 1 south of the river, and
capturing prisoners. The enemy's
artillery answered the Anzac at?
tack violently, but no counter in?
fantry thrust developed.
TheTtalians had two minor successes
in the mountain v/cgion, pushing
forward slightly near Mount
Grappa and extending their posi?
tions on Col le Prible.
In Albania the French and Italian
armies have pursued their offen?
sive north of Valona, throwing the
Austrians back from positions in
the middle and lower Voyusa and
capturing 1,050 prisoners.
The impending German drive on the
West front has been delayed, ac?
cording to reports through neutral
sources, by the epidemic of influ?
enza which is sweeping the Teu?
tonic armies. Fifteen per cent of
Continued on page three
Germans Say Baker's
Figures Are "Bluff"
(Special Dispatch f.i The Tribune.)
letter from Secretary of War Baker ;
to President Wilson, in which the
figures were given month by month
since May, 1917, of the soldiers
landed in Europe from America, has
been published by the whole of the
Swiss press and has produced ft pro?
found impression," says a Bt?rne
"As all the Swiss papers repro?
duced this document, it was not pos- j
siblc to hide it from the German j
public. Therefore the publication j
of it in Germany was authorized,
and sonic papers really published it,
I but the 'Koelnische Zeitung' of July I
4, heads it: 'American Bluff,' and
accompanies it with the following
comment :
"'Mr. Baker thinks he will be abic
to dissipate all doubt about exacti?
tude of the ligures with his recital.
It is, however, only the usual Amer?
ican bluff. We know from reliable
sources that the figures in question
are inordinately exaggerated, and in
i no way correspond to the truth.'"
Every Man Up
To 60 Must Aid
Says Daniels
?Ten Million Soldiers Will
Be Sent to France
if Needed
One million men in France and ten
| million more if they are needed, and
j every man up lo sixty years of age
j serving his country- -this was th?: limit
? set for the war by Secretary of the
1 Navy Daniels in Carnegie Hall last
i night, in a speech which opened the
j campaign of the Young Men's Chris
i tian Association for one thousand "V"
; secretaries.
The great hall was crowded with an
i audience that rose to its feet a dozen
! times to break "into .football cheers I
under the leadership of a "Y" man ?
just returned from Franco, encera for j
? Woodrow Wilson, cheers for General
j Pershing and cheers for Josephus Dan?
iels a.-; he came on th;? stage, at. ?
| o'clock weary from a long overdue train
I from Washington.
The heartiest cheers came from the j
| Continued on page jive
Told Hearst
Is Candidate
Conference at Syracuse
Learns His Petitions
Are Out
Upstate Men Defy
Murphy and McCooey
l -
I All Except Six Names
Erased From the
j .
(Special Dispatch to The. Tribune.)
SYRACUSE, July 8.?William It.'
Hearst served notice on the upstate
Democrats assembled in Syracuse in
conference to-day that he is a candi?
date for the Democratic, nomination
for Governor. The message came
through one of Mr. Hearst's represent?
atives, who further informed the up?
state men that Mr. Hearst's nominat?
ing petitions already were in circula?
tion and that by the end of the week
the required .3,000 names would have
been obtained. Despite denials from
I Mr. Hearst's agents in New York, these
I are the facts.
In the judgment of the vanguard of
Democrats who will have to do with
; the shaping of the decision of the com?
mittee of forty-two, which will wrestle
to-day with the question of candidates
j to be submitted to the unofficial state
? ? convention on July 23 in Saratoga,
\ that is about as far aa Mr. Hearst will
! get with his governoship boom.
Instead of the upstate men becoming
] paniestrick?n at the idea of Mr.
| Hearst being a candidate, it has made
| many of them defiant, insuring an open
fight in Saratoga against Charles F.
Murphy and John H. McCooey if they
< "lie down" to Hearst in any manner
? to facilitate his support by Manhattan
and Brooklyn Democrats.
Lunn Appears Eliminated
The steering committee of seven of
the committee of forty-two had their
heads together the greater part of the
day in the Onondaga, and it was pos?
sible to obtain to-night the main feat?
ures of the situation. By a process of
Continued on last ]xtgc
Bondholders Will Resume Control
Of "The Mail, " Stoddard Says
Henry L. Stoddard, president of the Mail and Express Company,
from whom Dr. E. A. Rumely, charged with using German money,
purchased the controlling- stock giving him supervision of "The Even?
ing Mail," declared, at his summer home, at Darien, Conn., last night,
that lie, Paul Black, second largest bondholder, and the other original
bondholders of the paper would take possession of it this morning.
This step, Mr. Stoddard said, was taken with the knowledge and con?
sent of the Federal and state authorities,
"The news which discloses the source of the money with which Dr.
Rumely purchased the paper," said Mr. Stoddard, "fairly astounds me.
From the time, in 1915, that Dr. Rumely entered into negotiations for
the purchase of his stock in the Mail and Express Company, he
assured me the money to be used for the purpose all came from loyal
Americans, who, through their German parentage, were desirous of
seeing that Germany secured a fair representation on her side.
"From time to time I asked him point blank as to the source of
the money, and he pledged me his word of honor that it came from
the source he said. Eighteen months ago, when it became evident that
the course of the paper should be unswerving in its loyalty to this
country, I served notice on Dr. Rumely that every one associated with
him at the time of the purchase should cease to be interested in the
company. He assured me such would be the case.
"I warned him at that time that if there was the slightest question
as to the conduct of the paper that the bonds would be forfeited when
they fell due on the first of October, 1917. And the government au?
thorities inform me that since that date there has been nothing in the
paper to which they took exception.
"The bonds, when they became due last year, were extended by me
to April 1, 1919. I now propose to forfeit them forthwith.
"The present bondholders are practically the same as those who
held control prior to the sale of the paper. Acting as a committee,
they will conduct it and see to it that its course is as unswerving in
its loyalty as they are individually and collectively determined it
Tiust be."
Senate Balks
At Action on
Wire Control
Refuses to Consider Report
of Committee With?
out Hearings
WASHINGTON, July 8.?Efforts of
'ihe Administration to secure immediate
disposal by the Senate of the House
resolution authorizing the President to
take over telegraph, telephone, cable
and radio systems during the war
stirred up a bitter tight to-day in the
upper house, in which the Administra?
tion won and then lost a parliamentary
The resolution was buffeted back and
forth between the Senate Interstate
Commerce Committee and the ?-?enate
floor, in a stormy controversy over the
question of holding hearings or hasten?
ing Senate debate and a vote. No de?
cision was reached or progress made,
and both factions prepared for renewal
of the struggle to-morrow.
Reconvening after defeat in the
House iast Saturday of their summer
vacation programme, Senators to-day
almost immediately took up the wire
control resolution with leaders plan?
ning to expedite the Senate's action as .
requested by President Wilson.
Debate Insisted I'pon
At u special meeting late to-day the
Interstate Commerce Committee, with
little discussion and by a vote of 4 to
3. decided to dispense with hearings on
the resolution and ordered it reported [
to the Senate without amendment or j
The attempt of Chairman Smith to ?
report the resolution caused an uproar !
of protest in the Senate. After a I
her.tc-d debate Senator Hitchcock, of
Nebraska, presiding temporari'y, sus-:
tained a point of order that a majority
of the committee and not of committee
men present must order a measure re- '
ported, and rejected the report, re?
turning the resolution to the committee.
Senator Smith protested vigorously,
declaring his committee had acted in
perfect good faith and in accordance
with Senate committee custom.
Administration leaders promised to?
night to renew their tight to-morrow
to avoid extended committee hearings,
while the opposition also promised as
insistent a demand for thorough in?
vestigation of all questions connected
with the legislation.
Administration Has Plan
The Administration is expected to
throw its support to a resolution, in?
troduced to-day by Senator Smith
(Democrat), of Georgia, proposing to
have the resolution returned immedi?
ately from the committee to the Senate
and discharging the committee from
further consideration of it. Senator
Smith said to-night hc could not say
whether another meeting of the Com?
merce Committee would be ca?ed im- i
mediately further to consider the re-'-o
Of the committee of seventeen mem- :
bers, Chairman Smith and Senators i
Saulsbury, of Delaware; Underwood, of
Alabama, and Lewis, of Illinois, all
Democrats, ail voted to report the res- '
olution immediately. The three other
members present, Senators Pomerene,
of Ohio, and Myers, of Montana. Demo- j
crats, and Keiiogg, of Minnesota, Re?
publicans, voted in the negative. Other !
eommitteemen ??ither were out of the ?
Continued on page seven
aker Drops
War Council,
7 Months O?d
Major Generals Who Com?
prised It Now Have
Other Places
(Special Dittpatch io The Tribune)
WASHINGTON, July 8.?The War
Council, which Secretary of War Baker
erected and to which he assigned Major
Generals Henry G. Sharpe and William
Crozier, after their administration of
the quartermaster corps and ordnance
department of the army was found by
the Senate investigating'committee to
be inefficient, was formally abolished
to-day by Mr. Baker.
Although four pages of printed gen?
eral orders were used in announcing
the creation of the War Council, omx
sentence sufficed to announce its de?
"The War Council, which was created
under General Orders No. 100, War De?
partment, 1917," the announcement
?-.aid, "is abolished."
While this was the only official state?
ment made, the fact that posts ha\ e
been found for all the general officers
who had been provided with jobs in the
War Council made its continuance un
necessary. The council bas been con?
sidered in military circles as a fifth!
wheel, serving no important function
in the prosecution of the war. In addi- !
tion to Generals Sharpe and Crozier,!
Generals Bliss. Weaver an.l Biddle have
been members.
One by one the officers detailed to it
were shunted to other duties. Genera!
Bliss, was detailed as military repre?
sentative of the United States on the
Versailles War Council, General Biddle
was sent to England to take command
of American troops training there, and
General Weaver was placed on the re?
tired list.
Recently General Sharpe was made
commanding officer of the Southeastern
Department. General Crozier, who re?
cently returned from an observation
trip abroad, is slated for an adminis?
trative post on this side, but Brigadier
General C. C. Williams is expected to
continue as head of the ordnance de?
The room now occupied by the War
Council will be turned over to the
statistics branch of the General Staff
and will be utilized tor the Monday
meetings of the heads of bureaus, the
Wednesday conferences of the council
composed of representatives of the
War Department. Shipping Board,
Emergency Fleet,Corporation, War In?
dustries Board and the Food and Fuel
administrations, and the weekly meet?
ings of Assistant Secretary Crowell
and General March, the chief of staff,
with the Senate and House Military
Affairs committees.
All records of the War Council will
be turned over to the war plans di?
vision oi the General Staff.
The purpose of the War Council, as
explained by Secretary Baker at the
time of its formation, in December,
v/as to oversee and coordinate ail work
incident to the supply and mainten?
ance of troops in the field and the
military relations of the armies i:: the
field and the War Department.
Mi*. Baker planned originally that
the size of the council should be in?
creased from time to time by the
addition to its personnel of generals
from the expeditionary forces whose
knowledge of the situation at the bat
tlefront would make them valuable
E. A. Rumely
Is Accused
Of Perjury
By Lewis
-$1,361,000 Said to
Have Been Paid to
Him by the Ger?
man Embassy
Money Raised on
Imperial Bonds
Trail of Checks Shows
Source of Fund Was
Hidden by Many
Dr. Edward A. Rumely, vice
president and secretary of the
Mail and Express" Company ant
publisher of '"The Eveni-isr Mail,'
was arrested yesterday on a chargi
I nf npriurv in connecta m with tht
purchase of that paper, which, ac?
cording to Attorney General Lewis,
was bought by Dr. Rumely w th
money furnished by ire German
government. Deputy Attorney
General Alfred L. Becker swore to
the complaint, which charged pev
i jury-in a report made to the Alien
? Enemy Property Custodian.
The money --more than $1,000,
000?with which the newspaper was
bought, is said to have been drawn
from imperial deposits in this city
; by Dr. Heinrich Albert and to have
i gone a roundabout route through a
I law firm and a Wall ?Street house
before reaching Dr. Rumely. It is
said to have come originally from
subscribers to German war loans.
Committed to the Tombs
Arrested by agents of the De?
partment of Justice, Dr. Rumely was
questioned in the office or the Attor?
ney General and then committed to
the Tombs by United States Commis?
sioner Hitchcock. At first no bail
was ?xed, but later $100,000 was
agreed on and Dr. Rumely's friends
sought vainly until after midnight
fo>* a bondsman.
The Department of Justice and
Attorney General Lewis have been
inquiring into the affairs of "The
Evening Mail" for some time.
Rumely purchased the stock of
"The Evening Mail" in June, 1915,
from Henry L. Stoddard, the presi?
dent of the concern, who. according
to Mr. Lewis, had no knowledge
that the money used in the purchase
was from German sources. The
total amount of money alleged to
have been paid by von Bernstorff
and Alberts, so far traced, is $1,
Transfer of Money Concealed
The transfer oi* the money was
concealed, according to Attornej
General Lewis, in the ?.am?
manner as the Bolo Pacha funds
Albert caused various banks, wher?.
the German government had ac
counts, to issue cashier's checks t<
the order of Walter Lyon, a mem
ber of the former Wall Street fini
of Renskorf, Lyon & Co. Lyon, ii
', turn, is .said to have deposited th
money to the credit of Renskorf <!
Co., who returned it to Lyon b;
check, which he indorsed and turne
over to Dr. Rumely.
In some cases, it is declared. A!
bert drew the money and delivere
it to the attorneys of the Germa
Embassy, Messrs. Hays, Kaufman .
Lindheim, who took the cash to Ren.
korf, Lyon <& Co., who, in turn, mad
payments to Rumely. In one tram
action, $75,000 in bills was said 1
have been handled in this manne
Rumely then drew his notes to tr
: cider cf Walter Lyon, covering tl
transfers in money, and plcdg?
stock in the S. S. McClure New
paper corporation to secure tl
; loans.
Fails to Reveal Transaction
Dr. Rumely in his report to tl
Alien Property Custodian, made :
? disclosure of his alleged relatio
with Dr. Albert, Bernstorff or t
Imperial German ?covernment. ]
stead, he reported that he ow
j S 100,000 to the late Herman Sielcki
1 and he also reported that the no<

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