Peace Offer of
Rarick** Reply to Their
Former Demands Termed
"a Brazcn Defense of
Reach Decision To-dav
RufBt^iaii Envoy's Refusal
to Make BiTi'linir IVom
ises .4 n g e r s Delegates
By Joseph Shaplen
/: rr ????< to .' ? ~
(C<-p\ rlghi '. '.?- i Vev Vorl
BERLIN, April 4. The price which
? le Bolsheviki are willing to pay to be
taken back into the fold ol interna
tional soeialist organizations was
:an*ed to-day by Karl Radek. chief Red
propagandist, in a speech before a
oint meeting here of the three so?
eialist internationales the Second
Moscow, the Vienna and the Third
Moscow. Radek' declaration waa,
however, so half hearted and so full
of what other delegates called "impu?
dent and hra/.r-i defense of Bolshevik
imperialism," tha* the gathering did
not .iur.ip at his offer. lt will
tie Considered and a decision
lesched to-morrow on whether all the,
soeialist:-, together with tiie com?
munists, shall '-old a new international
congress in Italy immediately after the
'"enoa economic conference.
Radek started oul by condemning
the demands made by tiie socialists as
encroaching upon the sovercignty of
Russia. However, he promised thnt
ihe Thi-d Internationale, in which the
Bolsheviki are the chief factor. would
use its influence on Moscow to permit
Emile Vandervelde. Belgian soeialist,
to go to Moscow to defend the fifty
?ifo socialist-revolutionaries when
?hey are trieii for conspiring to as
sassinatc Premier Lenine and other
Bolshevik leaders He also aecepted in
principle the iden of appointing an
international soeialist commission to
invesflgate administrative conditions
n Georgia, which the socialists de?
mand be iiherated from Russia alone
with other border states. Radek got
n good laugh hc wasn't cxpecting when
he charged that the British Labor
liarty was favoring the liheration of
? 'eorgia "so that British imperialism
? ould take over the Georgian oil
fields." Radek refused the demand
that the communists give up their agi
lation in the ranks of soeialist and
labor partie'- in other countries.
Soeialist* Not Satisfled
These concessions from the Bolshe?
vik spokosiuai. didn't satisfy the So?
cialists by any means. Vandervelde on
hunday laid down live demands which
tne Reds must accept before the So?
cialists would congent to hold an in
tcrnational congress with them. and
Radek had yielded in part to onlv two
of them. He had fiatly refused one.
Ramsay Macdonald, speaking for the
?British Labor party. amended one of
'-"andervclde'.s demands by stipulating
that Vandervelde himself l>e allowed to
defend the accused prisoners in Russia
at the forthcoming trail, and to this
nodification Radek submitted.
Radek made two speeches at to-day's
?-esssion, first replying to Vandcrvclde's
excoriating attack, and then answering
Macdonald. In his fi ist outburst Radek
distributed charges rccklessly, an
'nouncing that the Socialists of Western
Kurope were responsible for the Treaty
of Versailles. for the murdcr of Karl
Liebknecht and Ilosa Luxemburg, for
the fostering of reaction in Russia
and many other things. So far as the
tifty-two prisoners in Moscow were
conccrned Radek asserted that the Bol?
sheviki were ready to evehange them
for an equal number of communists
!'ield in the prisons of Western Europe.
Macdonald in his speech demanded
that the Third Internationale say cate
gorically whether it would liberate the
?Jeorgians and other border peoples.
abandon the military occupation of
these countries. release political pris
oneiR held in Russian jails and give
guaranties of good faith.
"We want a categorlcal reply to these
questions," shoutcd the British leader,
'and unlev,; we get it tltrre is no use
in our going on with this farce of a
Record Time for Polish
Excursion on Aquitania
The Cunard Line announced yester?
day the establishmenf of a new record
between Xew York and Danzig, of nine
<ia; s and nineteen hours, by a special
Polish excursion, which left this city
on the Aquitania on March '_M and
leached Poland on the morning of
When the Aquitania arrived at South
pmpton on March L'K the Polish pa^sen
gers were transferred immediately to
the Cunard-Aiichor liner i alabria i'or
the final journey.
= Russia zzz
In the Red Shudou
(C_ntlnu<_ t'?m .*i> tnf
member. of the family and the neigh
bors who have preiaed in. Only the
housewife keeps busy. filltng the great
oven with wood, or with heapa of dung
or peat?for wood is searce?trimming]
the !_mp or putting in the last drops
of oil from a pint esn of kero.ene.
No Old I'eople Remain
In the Teasant \ illaj.es
Tu the group an old man. bent, com*
plaining Kvidently he ia soon to no.
There are r.o old people left in the
peasant villagos. A young couple, he
twenty, sho seventeen, both lookiug
middle aged and serious. A hahy
strapped on a board, hung by strings
to the rafters, some clear-eyed, chub
Now, thoroughly warmed up, between
sips of tea, wo proceed with the ques
tionnairc. 1 have taken part in hiin
dreds of these. The qucstions and an
sv i i i that follow are typical:
What .-_ ihc pop'itation of the village?
Ttfo thousand a year ago.
How many children in the village?
/?".'. . /? undred.
".._c >n ti n y horses in thr village?
A honi i r> ." *--?*['.?.-.
Hon many ri>.r**.~ About iittrct'.
How mci/iy people have died' Two
hundred of starvation, three hundred of
cholera and typhus.
How wauy people have gone away?
llou. many horses and cows have been
Intlrd? Kighty per cent.
Hoiv much of a crop did you get last
har i st ? Five per cent.
Hon ivncli /ior brr a plauted for next
year? Little or nothing,
Have you seed for spring planting?
Thr government promised us two buskcls
av acre, but it hns }:ow delivered only
llr>\r inurlt wheat have you in the vil?
lage? The, ivheai is all gone.
What nrr gov eating? We nre rating
iveeds and levida.
What stocks Iiarc you of these? Our
stocks will last until February.
What will you do thei:? Starve, uu
less the American* give us iood.
How many are hungry? Every one is
Are lhe Ameriea na feeding youi- chil?
dren? There is one American kitchen
in town. ll is saving the lives of our
h thr government feeding.' .Vo.' in
/.<,* the government feeding anywhere?
They say it is feeding in one of th<- vil
luges nt a distaucc. We do not know.
Ar.d then one comes to tho eulmi
nating question addressed to the presi?
dent, "Are you a Communist?" He
shakes his head in vigorous denial.
"NieX" he exclaims, and looks around
to the others. They too shake their
"There are no Communists in the
village. We do not know any Com?
munists in fifty villagos around.*'
Another Russian village has bee~
added to the list. In memory it is as
if I saw each one still, each true to
tho wide Russian type. each individ
ual in itself. Esthonian, Latvian,
White Russian. Tartar. Bashkir,
Ukranian, the village is the key to
the solidity of the Russian race. Th"
key to the failure of sovietism.
What WHI the Harveat Be?
Is Question Asked by All
Everywhere the question is: What
will the new harveat be? And the
answer i_ one of hopelesaness.
Any forecast for n yew's grain yield
must bo based upon the known facts
of autumn seeding, the seed in sight.
for spring planting, the fertilizer avail?
able. tho labor aupply in men and
horses at hand. To these must be
added this year an unknown factor.
the reserves of strength of the peasant
community to fight through anotner
summer and winter against the foes of
Japanese and Siberian
Forces Engaged in Battle
Chita Troops, Repulsed After
Attaek on Nipponese, Rcnew
Fight With Artillery
TOKIO, April 4 (By The Asaociated
Press).- Special dispatches from Vladi
vostok to-day report a clash between
> Japanese troops and forces of the
: Chita government, when 800 of the
; latter attacked the Japanese near
, Spassk, about 100 miles from Vladi
! vostok. following a demand by the Jap?
anese to disarm. Kighty of the Chita
soldiers were reported killed.
I.ater the Chita troops attacked in
i force with field gun. , and fighting is
F I N * K E R R Y
THERE fS WARMTMENOUGH TO THEF1N
h'ERR Y FABRICFOR COMFORT ON FA/RE Y
(OLD DAYS HOWEVER, THE GARMENT
/S CORRECTLY TERMED L/GHT-U EIGHT.
A XI) M 0 R E
1 AILORED AT FASHION PARK
Cr'STO.\f ri:\'fS,r u-ithqvt
THE AWNdVANCE OF A TKyON
3Wo?t 46th. Street
hungor, diaeaae, helplesanesa and cold.
The average winter wheal crop ol
Russia usually amount, lo about. 'J,*. por
cent of the total annual yield. Thi
yeai the government took the seed aup
piiea of the peaaanta, promiaing them
thal seed stocks would be returned to
them in time for planting. A certain
ajriounl was returned, perhaps foui
pounds for every two bushel noeded.
This was planted in the ground. Of
the total grain need.* of Soviet Rua i.i
for ;he next year there ?-. to day in
the ground not more than ." por cent,
This is not more than 1(1 per cent of
Tho only hope of a harvesl for the
?Vminer lies in ample suppliea of seed
wheat for spring planting, Where ia
tt.ii. seed to come from '.'
I:i the fall they fed the peaaants on
promises of seed tha; was to come from
Siberia and from the Ukraine. ln early
winter the far-famed grain riches of
th..- I kraine dwindled until in February
we learned that. aa in the granary of
the Volga, so iu the granary of tha
Ukraine and White Russia, famine i.
8tnlking over hurvest lields and three
million people are hungry,
Some wheat has been boughl in tiie
foreign markets. How much of thia
can go to seed.' Those who are wiae
nre already beginning to talk about the
fanxne for next year. The famine that
is al present gripping '.X. c:g :.?*? ?_?
finitely more extensive than anything
: the world had been led lo expect. ln
j the light of these facts the governm >j. 1
I is hardly going io he able to re erve
j adequate suppliea for spring planting
fiom stocks needed to keep tho popula
Behind this there is another qucs
; tion which ia of lhe esaencc of the
Russian problem. Wil! the seed pur?
chased abroad arrive in tin:r for spring
planting? The Baltic Sea haa the
: worat ice blockade in twenty five years.
? In normal times there is require ; 'oi
: delivery from Ameriea to Russian ports
from three weeks to a month. From
the ports to the rcgional distribufing
' points at Samara, Kazan, Tzarizan and
' Cfa there is noeded not less than
I three weeks by rail. Thence to the
villagos the seed must go by sledge,
horse or c.amel, drawn before the snow
breaks. If it wait* until melting
weather passage across 4 ? mud roads
' will be almost impossib.. . There were
I delays of at least. a month while the
j Russian government spcculated on the
right kind of seed stock to buy. wcigh
ing the nice balance of this and that
while their peasants were waiting,
Under pressure of the suppliea now
being ahipped into the country Rus
. sian transportation has broken down.
! Not more than 'J5 per cent of the
program of doliveries from porta in
land, established and agrced to, lias
been maintaincd. Russia promises to
witness a cereal bloc at the ports
while the inland starvea for food and
the nlowed ground grows up again in
How much of ihc consciousnesa of
j th? truth is in the mind of the Russian
peasant as he looks oul on his fields,
plowed and harrowed but barrcn of
see<i, I don't know. 1 know that the
Rus:ian peasant is a very shrewd ;<.i\tl
undevstanding mat*. Ho is ready lo
.lie in liis faith in lhe Russian soil,
but he is ii ot ready to change his con
victions. To die is the easiest thing
he does, and he does il with a line
-teadfastnes*. Musl ho. then, draw
again on his rcscrvea of quiol power
and face another winter of death? Tho
answer lies with the Russian govern?
/// the fourth articlc ol Itis series,
which will appear iu The Tribune
to-morrow, Mr. Dickinsov describes
life in lhe cities of Russia?the un
childlikc children, lhe women with
a sezlcss gaze, Ihc mco holding po?
litical conventions >v the strei ts.
continuing along the L'ssuri railway,
the reports said.
The War Office this evening con
firmed the news of the claah near
Spassk, announcing it had received
word of the hostilities there.
WASHINGTON, April . (By lh?* Aa
sociated Press.) The declaration that
the claah yesterday between Japanese
and Chita forces in tho vicinity of
Vladivostok was lhe outcomc of a tl''
liberate policy of .lapan which prcsages
an advance in Siberia was made to-day
in a formal statement issued by the
special trade delegation of the. Far
Eastern rcpublic to the United Statea.
Means Peace in
Erin, Says Cfaig
Witli Rebel irmy Haltcd,
Ulster Strife Will End, Hei
Asserls, Defending Pacl
in Northern Parliamcnl
Sniping al Border Stop.s
Mntiiieers Seize Milford Bar?
racks From Free Staters;
Bombs Explode in Belfasl
BELFAST, April t i IU The Assoei
atocl Press). Sir James Craig, Premici
of Ulster, spcakiug in ihe "Northern
Parliament to-day, said the agreement
signed in London last week wa i n ii
ca in1 -: ;, Men: pt Lo bring peace to 1 he
wholi of Ireland. He said the agree?
ment would sort oul ihe sheep from the
gonts and thnt if the activitios of the
Irish republ ican ? ai my i cased t here
\ '"i .1 be p< ace in L'lste r,
'? ? .'omos was hopel ul that within a
year the Cal holics would tnke Iheir
seal - in '; e Northern Pni liamenl nnd
nss ist in solving its problem. lle .. id
he himself ivould not lead Ulster into
I he Free Stnte Parliamenl becau e 1 i
whole political career forbade such a
Simm,,. luiii.i.tr- i>f the PiirUsr.M .
erit ei :ed l he agreement, bul I hero w is
no aiti mpl to 'one H division on I he
Sinn l-'einer, .s<n,;> Shooting
< olonel Montague Batos, chief of the
? t-'tl ern Liaison Conimi ion, ..aid < o
day thnt order.: Iind been given to the
Sinn Feim rs nl Ballagh Bri Igi to
i ease ? j ..- .... | , |,a| , n, ,. ordei w . ..,.
being obeyed. He -said (her v a n w
no -hooting from tho Free State - de
of h e Ulster bordci
; '"? pite the |u|l m -niping activities,
how e- i -. Loyalisls have nof been pei
mittei! to ref inn lo fl ei r fai ni . ,vh ich
?rc occupied by southi rners, of ? hym
.. boi I ,".(H) ;: re movi ??:. nb( III this i rea.
1 ''? '???? '? ettlcd . mdil ion farm
work has heen greatly handicapped,
^ Kxcitement litis heen i ra^i ["erred to
the desohite Sperrin mountains, in
North Tyrone, which are swept nightly
hy large bodies of Crown forces, who
aie sometimes fired upon by Sinn
l-'einers. Freouent cncounlers have
been reported in this area, and "The
Belfast Tejegraph" correspondenl has
heen told thnt twenty-five Sinn Feiners
have been killed nnd mnny more
wounded. although these figures cann if
be definiti ly established.
Mt.'finous Rcbcls Scizc Barracks
A mutinous section of the Irish re.
publican army to-day seized the Mil?
ford barracks; iu County Donegal, a ter
ejecting the Free State garrison.
Bernard McMahon, eldesf son of
Owen McMahon, head of lhe Belfast
Catholie family, seven members of
which were shol by a hand of men who
forced their way into the McMahon
home the morning of March .II, died
this morning in a nursing home here.
McMahon himself nnd four of his sons
died on the day of the shooting, and the
death of Bernard McMahon adds the
sixth victim from this familv to lhe
Two bombs wer.iploded hcre-to
nipht and there was some shooting.
Two women were wounded,
LONDON, April ! I By The A.ssoc aleel
Press). Winston Spcncer Churchill,
th" Colonial Secretary, told the House
of Commons to-dny, in answer to n
question, that between February 10 and
March 26, during disttirbances in Bel?
fast, thirty-two Protestants were killed
and eighty-six wounded and that lifty
onc (latholics were killed and 115
wounded. One military officer and six
police. of whom three were Cathclics,
were killed and a nuniber of other po
Senators lo Bcgin Hearings
On Army Budgcl Bill To-?!a)
W.^SHINGTON, April 1. Hearings
on the army appropriation bill will be
hegun by the sub-committee of the Sen?
ate Appropriations Committee in charge
of that measure to-morrow. Senator
Wadsworth, who is chairrnan of the
Military Affairs Committee, is also
chairrnan of the sub-committoc.
Senator Wadsworth is in favor of
keeping the army up to the level de
sircd by the War Department and lhe
Administration and is opposed to Ihe
rcductions made by lle House.
A bitter fight in the Senate ever
lhe size of the army is forecast. The
hearings before lhe Senate sub-com?
mittee will he public. General Per
shing and Secretary of War Wccks
will he among the witnesses called.
?its a comiort to _|now that the safest pos?
sible schooi building will guard their livcs
from death by fire.
has your children's schooi been made
resafe as it might be?
Concliete is acknowledged to be the highest
type of^re resistive construction. Schools
everywhere are being built of Ccncrete to
secure the maximum of protection to the
^oung lives of the^community.
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Ii. S. Envoy H<?ih Travel
Record to Reach Persia
Minister Kornfeld al Teheran
After Three Months* Jour*
iirv From New York
WASHINOTON, April ..*?A record
length of time for h diplomat to reach |
lns poal haa been established by Rabbi
Joaeph S, Kornfeld. of Columbus, Ohio,
new American Miniater lo Persia, ac?
cording to officials of tho State Do
ptjrtmenl A cablegram received to
day at ibr' department from the loga ;
tion al Teheran said Minister Korn?
feld had arrived there late yosterdey
and harl taken charge of the post, The
new Minister nailed from New York
January 3 and was just three months;
en route, of which time exactly sev- i
onty-fivo days were spent in trnvel
When the first American Miniater
to Persia renched To!jer_fi in !?*'.'!, ho
informed Ihc State Department he had
been sixty-five days on the road nnd
thal time was establiahed by the de
partmenl as the maximuHi for an
American envoy to reach th;*. post.
Tho record trip to the Porsian post
was considered all lhe more remark?
able in view of the facl thal be.or.
tho World War il waapossible lo reach
Teheran t rom the United Statea in
seventeen days. Owing to di_t.urbed
conditions in Asia Minor, Miniater
Kornfeld waa compelled to route his
itincrarj by way of Cniro, Boinbaj
and Bagdad, which neccssitated more
than 1,000 miiea additional traveling.
"London Times" Fears
Japanese Treaty Evasion
Snspects Military Party Seeks
Loopholc in 4rins Pacts lo
Carry On Old Policies
LONDON, April 5.- "The l.ondon
Time " this morning, rcferring again
editoriully to the "misinterpretation"
of the Washington agreements it; the
d< ci ona of a reeent conference at
I' of ndm irala and ol her high Jap
anese ofticiul . say :
"Thi re ia h fea r, con:'. rmed by t he
ni ? . of 1 he latest naval decision , lest
the militarj tendency which hitherto
ii...* dominated the Japanese policy
should find in the Washingotn agree?
ments some loophole which will enable
t to carry out i La former plans in
eha nged ci rcu mst arn ea.'
The editorial mitl ?? thal British sym
pathy for all thai ia beat in Japan
"may cxpi eas il .elf with greatcr ' rce*
dom now thal it ia relievcd from the
ambiguitiea of the Anglo-Japancac al?
liance, but this sympathy will bc
>? i aded by any eventa or deciaiona
which might suggesl thal the Japani ??
government is noi acting in the spirit
thal broader compact of friendship
lo which it. subacribed at Washington."
Traces Huge Soviet Fund
!To Finance German Reds
l;i:,'.l.l.\', April 4 (By The Associated
i Press).- Subaidica given by the Rus?
sian Bolshevik government to the Ger?
man Communist party, according to the
"Politische Parl iamenta rischc Nac'n rich
ten" agency, mouthpiece of the German
Majority Soeialists, amounted in 1021
io .0,000,000 marks. Of thia amount
j about fi.000,000 marks went lo support
, the party newspaper, "The Red FTag."
| lt is said that this bonus waa reduced
to ..nn,o.in marks monthly.
Moreover, it . asserted, lhe Bol?
sheviki organized at gnormous expense
the so-called Wesl Kuropean Secretariat
. nnd vast propaganda work by Germaai
Communist publishing houses in Ham?
burg and Leipsic. These publishing
houses ,n 1921 drew 30,000,000 marks.
lt is alleged that the subsidies for
I merly were mainly in the shape of
pearls and other jewels, bul as these
were "apt to be lost" in transit the
lates! method of payment has been in
dollar bills and other currency.
'"J he Red Flag" ridicules the
revelations as a childish political
Hayti Witnesses Demonslration
When United States Intervenes
WASHINGTON, April 4.- The llayti
Santo Domingo Independence Hociety
announced to-night it had received
cablc messages stating Lhat a political
demonstration, participated in by all
classes and by political parties. toolT
place at Port-au-Prince, Hayti, on
Sunday, when the United Statea was
called upon to take immediate steps
lo restore constitutional government
in Hayti and to make effective plans to
conducl a constitutional election for
a successor of President. Dartiguo
nave, whose term expires in May.
Treaty With Britinh I
Held Necessary for
Sl. Lawrence Canal
White House Reverses Stand,
bul Intimates Keen Fight
May Be Expected Before
Methods Can Bc Settled
Front The Tribune'b Washington Rurmu
WASHINGTON, April 4. Before Con
gress ,acts on the international joinl
commission's proposal for n St. Lav.
renee waterway and a ppropria'es an-;.
money for that cnterprise the United]
States will negotiate a treaty with
Great Britain on tho project, it was I
said at. the White House to-day. Thi,
reverses President Harding's announce
im'iit on March 'I that it would not be
necessary to negotiate u treaty first.
Secretary of State Hughes is be?
lieved to bc rcsponsiblo for the rc
vcrsal of views. The intimation comes i
fioni the White House thal. there i
considerable difTercnce of opinion as j
to the best way to go about 'he mat- ;
ter. Western Senators, anxious to
clutch at everything that seems an ad
vantagc, urge immediate drafting of
the treaty. Some of the T?xecutivc'-*i |
Counselors, however, take the position
that the treaty need not bc written
until Congress clecides whether the
United States shall become a party to
The Great Lakc3-St. Lawrencm Tide- j
1 water Association. representing the ad~
vocat.es, in. its present publicity cam?
paign is attempting to make it appear
that New York favors a deep water?
way within the state and therefore is
opposed to the St. Lawrence route for
The bulletin issued to-day says:
"Although the Oswego-Hudson route
has been condemned by government en
gineers, it was probably not condemned
as imposaible, but merely as relatively
or economically undesirable. When so
capable a man as Charles L. Cadle, Su- |
perintendent of Public Works for t.he
State of New York. indorses this over
tho-hills-to-the-Hudson route the St.
Lawrence waterway that God made is
incidentally set. fort.h in unwonted
splendor. There is really nothing more
to do but the digging."
This prompted Representative Peter
G. Ten t'yck, of Albany, who recently
sent letters to Xew York State com?
mercial organizations saying that
there should be no uivision o fsupport
and everybody should unite against the
St. Lawrence route without trying to
favor any other scheme, to remark:
"New York hn<=, decided against a
ship canal. and that ought to end it.
: We cannot defeat the St, Lawrence
scheme if there is some thought that
we are doing it merely to put one of
our own across. All we want is a
chance for the bargc canal and not to
be required to pny for the impossible
St. Lawrence route.''
Porto Ricans Praisc
And Denounce Reilv
House Told He Is Menlally and
Morally Unfit, Senale That
lle Rules Wisely
WASHINGTON, April 4.?-Controver
sies invol'ved in the administration of
Porto Rican governmental affairs by
Governor E. Mont Reily were given an?
other airing in Congress to-day.
Felix Cordova Davila, Resident Com?
missioner of Porto Rico, rcherated in
the Ilouse his demand for Congressional
investigation of t.he official acts of Gov?
ernor Reily and declared "Reily is mor
ally and mentally unfit to govern the
The other side of the controversy was
laid before the Senate in a communica?
tion signed by Carlos Feltion and Sal
vador Silvestrez, Soeialist member of
the Juncos, Porto Rico Municipal As
sembly, extolling the Governor "as a
just and honorable administrator" and
assailing his opponents. The communi?
cation was ? addressed to the President
oi' the Senate and laid before that body
in the regular procedure.
Drew and Stone to Coach
HARTFORD, Conn.. April 4. Presi?
dent R. B. Ogilby of Trinity College
has formally approved the appoint
ments of Harold D. Drew and Frederick
W. Stone as members of the physical
training faculty. Drew is handling
football. track and hasketball men,
while Stone is start ing his first year
as baseball coaci).
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\ most aHaptahle, soft
gauntlet drt-ss glove of
I inished in the Ccntrmrri
tranchant style it ie the
acme of smartuess.
Sofr, supple Nationale
(jitality Ircmh kidskin in
white, black, gray, tan,
brown and mode shades,
Belf or tranchant finished?
Fashioned and embroidered
with the inimitable art of
the Centemeri glove
lafters in Creuoble.
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400 FtFTH Ave.
!\Tew > ork ?Philadelphia
drrnolilp, I raru e
WHlard Denies McAdoo's
Charge of Rail Collapsc
llond* Moved Only 2 Per Cent
More Traffic in 1918 Than
in 1917, He Asserts
AYASHIXGTO:.. April .. -Figures
showing tho railroads of the country
moved or.ly 2 por cent more traffic in
1918 than ir. 1917 were citcd by Daniel
Willard, presideM of tho Baltimore &?
Ohio Railroad Company, before the
Senate Interatate Commerce Committee
to-day to refute the recent testimony
of William G. McAdoo, former director
general of railroads, to the effect that
tho railroads had broken down in the
latter year bofore being placed under
government control. Mr. Willard ap?
peared at a resumption of the com
mittee's investigation into tho general
Asse.rting he waa unable to "find any?
thing in the record to justify the state?
ment that the railroads in this country
havo ever broken down, either before,
during or since Federal control." Mr.
Willard declared the "serious situa?
tion" which developod under the war
load in 1917 might rather be attributed
Lo a "failure, if not a brcakdown, of
: our system of raiircad regulation a
then in effect.*'
Rapidly mour.ting operating expensea
in 1917 were proving a serious financial
problem for many of the roada, he said,
bocause under the law they were un?
able to advance their rates without
permission from the Interstate Coni
: merce Commission. Tho commission.
: he asserted, "did not seem willing i pet
haps did not feo! authorized under tho
; law- to deal with the matter with such
?**-. on-.ptness and liberality a- tho situa?
tion, in my opinion. demanded."
Bergdoll Case Before House
Action Demanded on Reports
WASHINGTON. April 4. -Tiie House
was urged to-day by three former ser?
vice members to call ur> tho report of
the committee which investigated tho
escape of Grover Cleveland "Bergdoll.
draft dodger. and adopt either the
majority or minority viewg. Aa a stop
in the firrht to bring about action. Rep
resentative Lineberger, Republican. of
California, obtained permission to re
! print the report in "The Congressiona'
Without. expressing an oninion a- to
whether the majority or minority con
clusions were right, Mr. Linebergor in
Bisted that the people, cspeciallv those
who eent sons to the war were de
manding action by the House
Reichstag Passes Wirth's
New Taxation Measure*
Proposala Include < ompuborv
Loan of Billion <7<.|r| \Iark?
to IVfeel 5?22 Budget
BERLIN', A.-: A soraiw
Press . The Re ..- --.a- . -.
passed the : '? -? ... .
i mcasur"'. - ??
; loan. The G< rm - -._ j.,^
' Pcndei t Socia mi|t|
ited ?->-. i .
Cha - --iv.
i emmei l '? - ixal . j*..._
ary 26. He said 1 prised a tm
. pulsory loan
tnari . . ... 7-7
? -: ee years,
gel expendil andotnient
of the tax oi . ...
j cent busines creaje iu
the duty < ? -?" - ,
duty on sug
IN thirty-five years we
have loaned hundreds of
millions of doiiars on im?
proved Real Estate in.New
Our charges are reasonable,
our terms are fair and our
decisions on apolicationj
Borrowers on mortgage
know these facts and in*
stinctively come touswhen
in the market for loans.
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==a__d wino can appira.se, at their true
vaflue, good ___ies9 good qua__ty, and
workmaosfaijp===__ave been a-.se_T._5_e-!'
in tlhe Bepartnuent on the Third Floor
So ?uftficle_it numbers and variety tp
meet all dentands.
liere will be found every .atest move.iy
in outergarnnents for all occas_or.s; as ;
well as in nuaterials and colors.
Sonne are adorned with embroidery*
sorne with fringe, and soirne ever. wlth
ffur. For Madamrae la Mode indullgss in
mnany odd but char___.ng concerts this
season=and all of theam are repre
sented nmi this eclectac collectiors.
_. The prices (in stock),0
For Wraps and Capes, $4goQ0 to 295.00
For Coats . . 45.00 to 18*5.00
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34tlj anb 35tt) Streets i^cUi ?orfe
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