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t lllll. THE WEATHER FORECAST. Fair and colder to-day; to-morrow fair continued cold; strong north winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 49; lowest, 36. Detailed weather, mall and marlno reports on page 6 VOL. LXXXIV. NO. 133. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1917. Copyright, ion. hy the Hun Printing and PuWtMng Association. ONE CENT i Jersey CUT "d Newark. J TWO G'KNTfl. 'X'TX IT SHINES FOP ALL COMMITTEE IN DEADLOCKOVER LEAK INQUIRY Republicans Call for Special Investigation Into the Scandal. DEMOCRATS AKK BLOCKING VLAN Sub-connnittec Works on Papers to Have House Indict Lawson. BROTHER-IN-LAW OF WILSON HEARD B. W. Boiling Denies Any Advance Knowledge of President's Note. Waihi-voton, Jan. to. After brlng inr the preliminary Inquiry to a close tli Rules Committee of the House to toy wrestled with the problem of irhether there should tc a thorough In vestigation by a special committee of the . i .llercd "leak" In connection with the rreriaent s nuie or me inquiry bhuuiu be abandoned. A series of meetings by the full com mittee and the majority and minority members brought no decision on this tueetlon. When the carmlttce adjourned to-night after a prolonged secret session there was pending before It a resolution proposed ty Representative Campbell (Kansas), the ranking RepubllcanTmem ber, providing for the appointment xt a special committee of five members by the Sneaker of the House to conduct the in oulry. Action on this resolution -iui I postponed until to-morrow, when the Rules Committee will meet again to d tide on a course of action. Tho resolution proposed by Mr. Camp bell provides: "That a committee of lire Representative be appointed by the Speaker of the Hou-ta -investigate and leport as to whether any ono connected with the executive or legislative branches of the Government of the United States profited financially cither directly or Indirectly by the fluctuations In the stock market occurring on WedneMay and Thursday, December 20 and 21. 1916. by reason of any advance Information ns to the President's note f December IS, 191i?, or the two Inter pretations concerning the said note given to tho public from the office of the Sec retary of State. And for such purpose It shall have the power to send for per rons and papeis and enforce their ap pearance before said committee and to administer oaths and shall have the right to report at any time.' Special Inquiry Predicted. Hope of a thorough Investigation has not been entirely abandoned by the minority members of the Rules Com mittee, although the preliminary In quiry has been barren of results. The Di-mocntlc members are standing some what In the way of a special Investiga tion, but even they are disposed to rec ommend one if only for the purpose of thing Thomas W. Lawson an oppor tunity to make good his pledge to di vulge the names of the Cabinet officer and high official of the Government re ported to him to have "maintained a joint stock gambling account with a New York banker. Some Republican mem bers of the committee predicted to-night that the special Investigation would be recommended by the committee. Possibility of this action did not deter the committee from making preparations to report Thomas W. Lawson to the House for refusing to answer its ques tions. A subcommittee consisting of Chairman Henry and Representatives narreu and Campbell were designated to draw up the papers for presentation io me speaker. These papers, which will be In the na- lIK t in InHIMm.nl fnr l.mr,) will' contain the statements or Mr. Lawson , reflecting upon the House and a review of his attitude during; the preliminary examination, In the course of which he refused repeatedly to answer certain questions calll ng for the namea of per- i have been Involved In the ons alleged to leak scandal. The committee has not definitely de cided whether the contempt report is to M made. rhis probably will depend upon the action to be taken by the com mittee to-morrow, when It will decide nether Mr. --iwson shall receive one more chance to give the information be fc a special committee. It. W. nolllnit Heard. The . .. . taken bv th rt,,i. n ...nit.. t-.v,. nrei inmarv examination .inner. Porarly suMiended to-day and was prac 'eallj oncluded although It may be resumed at the call of the chairman. It. Boiling, the President's brother-ln-and a number of Washington news Paper correspondents all denied all knowledge of the. al'eged leak. Further Inquiry Into the reports car ried by Dow, Jones & Co. through Its ticker service was contemplated and the committee Issued a subpeena for C. W. Harron, head of the service and the Wall street -Journal. The latter tele iraplied the committee that he was "III nd would be unable to appear. Full reports of the ticker service,, he said, nould be laid before the committee. The committee thereupon practically decided to abandon the effort to trace the leak to newspaper or ticker service sources. Mr. Boiling displayed some Indigna tion when he took the stand at the out let of the day's hearing. "I have nothing to say," he said, "except that whoever la responsible for bringing my nme Into this Inquiry Representative Wood, I bellove It was might send me n apology at the same time he sends one to Secretary Tumulty." This declaration did not please 'some of the committeemen, and Representa tive Chlperfleld suggested that the wit nets would be a long time waiting for the apology. After Mr. Boiling had denied any know'.edge of the President's mu before Its publication In the news- Continui -w Bicont P. TS3S52SS U. S. Appraiser to .lutlsc Wliol her Stone Is Worth $22,000 or $10,000. A fifty carat diamond hides Its sparkle these days In the vaults of the United .States Custom House while the question or whether It Is worth $22,000 or $40,000 Is belli threshed out before Jeremiah II. Sullivan, pi-rodent of the. Pulled States Hoard of General Appraisers. The. Immense stono, which comes from tho Premier mine of South Africa, had for several jears been In the possession uX M. Jahlson of I'arls, who Is said to have paid n little less than $20,000 for It. Being unable to sell the stone to ad vantage abroad, the owner shipped It by tho American Kxpress Company to tl. Marcus, a friend and agent In America, In the hope that it might sparkle Ita way Into tho heart and pocketbook of some wealthy New Yorker. In order to dispell any doubt In the mind of tho cus tom officials M. .lanlson Invoiced the unset Jewel at $22,000. Yesterday afternoon the case came up before Mr. .Hvilllvn.i, who at the end of two hours of praise and dlscicdlt to the i stone's glitter and beauty announced that he would take the matter under ad visement and report probably Monday. The modest little Jewel Itself Is about Keren-eighths of an Inch long, thrce quarteAi of an Inch wide and a- half inch thick. Its weight of 50 carats makes It one of the largest stones that have ever been viewed in these parts. A six carat emerald Is also held up awaiting Judge Sullivan's decision. 1,000 DRIVERS WALK OUT IN TAXI STRIKE CliailffcUl'JJ of TIlTCC CoilCCrHS Leave Cars for Obscure Reasons. i "I have Just heard from Al on the telephone. He says he Is In Yonkers and Calling a taxi, ordinarily the easiest that he can't say from what place he thing Imaginable in the theatrical dls-, j "Peaking. He says that about 3 o'clock . , , , 1 this afternoon. Just as he was leaving trict of New -York, became tho hardest ie Woilworth Building after seeing Mr. sort of a task last night as a result of Kollette. two officers got hold of him the drivers of the three largest compa-'and told him ho would have to go to nles going on strike. About 1,000 cars, honkers with them -for purposes of Iden- r- nne.mi-.rt,.- nf tttn'Vltv's ruddIv of taxlcabs. were out of service. These wnMltuted nearly all of the number at tached to the various hotels and tr.c atrcs In the downtown district, the rest in services being almost exclusively tnue ... .......--- - - - pcnaentiy owneu cars wnicn soiicn uuw-i ness at the public stands. The three cornered strike began early I In the afternoon when about 1jU chauffeurs of the Black gnd White Taxi- rah Company drove their machines Into , the garage. 3IS West Sixty-eighth street, ; and walked away. A few hours later the 300 dilvers of the 1 own laxl ompany. wiui ncuuquaiiui-s ... ' oixij -luuril. M.eei, lumirtcu And at T o'clock last night. Just as the ec- nlng demand began, the drivers of the Mason-Seaman Transportation Com pany, between 400 and 300 In number, stopped work. At the Mason-Seaman Compnny head quarters. 622 West Fifty-seventh street, It was denied last night that there was a strike on. This was In tplte of the ( fact that there was admitted to be a conference going on between a commit- I tee of the drivers and the officials of i the company. It was explained that 1 "certain minor grievances were being nd-1 Justed and the conference would probably last until 4 o'clock In the morning, but ' that service would surely be resumeu in "it iookh io me. sain .ir. swann, -as "Look up bis parents." "He Is sup the morning." If Wilson had cooked up this excuse to posed to uso dope." "Good boy." "He ThP nisrk and White Company, leader i get away. My office will do everything iiv.s with his narents." In the Independent associations wnicn in us power io nnu mm ii ne uas leu have been operating at rates far below the State we'll have him extradited. If the cltv's set maximum, began operations 1 It is true that he has run away we'll last November 1 with fifty cabs. It now 1 catch him and have him held on the old lias nearly 130. with regular and relief , forgery charge upon which he was con drivers. About a month ago ono of the ' victed and released under suspewled company's Inspectors made himself dis- , sentence In 1305." liked by the 'men. according to W Po.,pnl.mpnt SnRKte.l. Bundv Cole, the managing director of the concern because he "called the men i Mr. Swann also called up Mr. Llttle in" for violations of rules. Yesterday 1 ton and said the Breckinridge proceed .nnn.tno. . rnmmltteo of the men de- I Ings could be postponed at the pleasure manded the discharge of this Inspector, .' J hi. rpf.iseit the men ..7,nv Jithnnt further Darlcy .1 delegation of the boon af erward a delega tloi a ol " Town Taxi Company, w hteh Is also oi rected by Mr. Cole, informed htm tnat they would strike In sympatnj unless the demand was acceaeo io. . f iUn C9 ntfFFNRArKS 101 SlIIIS V ViM . rTPD VC ADC AGAIN AFTER 30 it AKb " vcw otcS Will DlSlllaCe tllC . Larger Ones to Meet ue inaiul for Small Bills. WASIIINQTOK. Jan. 10.-A new lue of the one and two dollar g.eenbacks of f" .W.a:?J:8' " 'ST . into clrcu- un.. -. -.Mr. Battle asKen me to-uay io agree 'one living In the West, one on Long Isl I latlon probably about eoruary i. , wth n)m on ,,lp choice of a Magistrate and that had been written in the course 1 xilnclnc- similar United States notes or ,.., ...i,, t ,.. i,. ,.. ...oi. .,.'. . ...a, with thn now fne-ltlvn 'xilnclnc - similar United I larger denomination to pruviue imn ... ,j. n. from I B uuiireccuciuru j small paper money. The Treasury De - partment announced to-night that the -it ry bills of one and Issued under the tlty to meet the demand. The demand for paper currency of the smaller denominations," said the De partment's announcement, "has always been regarded by the Treasury as an In dex to business conditions. For many nnih. there has been a constantly growing demand for one and two dollar , bills, until now It Is Impossible to meet the country's needs In this respect by means of sliver certificates, which for more than thirty years have been the only form of paper currency Issued In one dollar and two dollar denomina tions. , "TJie aggregate amount of United States notes outstanding Is limited by law to $346,881,016. However, as the aimount of United States notes of de nominations of $10 and upward out standing on January 1, 1917, amounted to $102,445,300, It la evident that a con siderable Increase can be made In the number of $1 and $2 greenbacks out standing by means of retirement and cancellation of notes or nicner denomi nations." GHKAT BEAR 8PKINO WATER, lie. the cas of six glass .topper. d bottlss. 4v, SWANN CHARGE WITNESS GONE Wilson, More Desired by Breckinridge, Subject of Kidnapping Talc. WANTED FOK GUAM) Jl'KV District Attorney Will Present His Cliare He fore Magis trate To-inorrow. Albert II. Wilson, claimed as chief witness by both bides in the Swann Breckinridge controversy, under sub pcrna to go before the Grand Jury this morning, has disappeared. Martin W. Littleton, Mr. Breckinridge's counsel, says Wilson has been kidnapped. Wil son Is supposed to have been grabbed by "two officers" In Broadway yesterday afteinoon. Mr. Swann says they were not his officers. Deputy Police Commis sioner Scull says the mystery Is Just as baffling to him as to Mr. Swann. As Mr. Littleton told the story last night Wilson, who was held by Judge Mulquecn last week as a material wit ness against John Doe, it being alleged by ir. Swann that he had paid money for garment manufacturers to Mr. Breck inridge when the latter was In the Dis trict Attorney's olllcc, spent yesterday morning In the office of his lawyer, J. Ward Kollette. In the Woolworth Build ing. After leaving Mr. Toilette In the after noon he whh to go to Mr. Littleton's of llcc In the Singer Building to help Mr. Littleton In the preparation of the Breckinridge defence. Telephone, to Ills Wife. Mr. Littleton waited for Wilson sev eral hours and then went home. Last night Mrs. Wilson called him on the telephone. She said. Utlcatlon. He doesn t know what or .,,.,, I whom he is supposed to Identify or ir on ni,.i h.n ih.r,. i. u it, v,.u and he doesn't know when the olticcrs will let him come home." ' Mr IJttlotnn nfrr hnnrhw thtt. Inlrl W. Littleton after ncarln ! I. Iu.l . him . If Vllf.n -- , had been kidnapped. He pointed out j that Wilson was ordered to go before the Grand Jury to-day, although there were doubts as to whether he would really be called. He also s-tld he supposed that vilon was to Ik- a ultnesi In a hcarln-,' of t)c jrcc!i,irl(1(!0 c,aI,Jes before Chief MaBlstrale MoAdoo ilt 10 o'clock to- morrow mornln Scull Promise Aid. M-. Mttleton couldn't find Police Commissioner Woods, but he not Dep uty Commissioner Scull out of a theatie to the telephone. Mr. Scull said lied be blessed If he knew who had run off with the witness Wilson. It was none of his men. nnd he would "use every agency of the Police Department" to solve the puzzle. District Attorney Swann vowed that nobody from his otllce knew anything about Wilson's uherealxiuts. He said he had called up the Yonkers police and they were equally mystified. I of Mr. Littleton. Mr. Littleton said ' 'ater that he didn't want any postpone- i mem' as t,,ere wcr no Proceeilliiirs. i e lnflstc1 thnt Wils0" hail"'t n away una that hc wantC(, whoever was kM.plnff hlm to lve ,,,, up ns,an,er. nlstrlot Attorney Swann said earlier j , (he lay llP wmlM begin proceedings! against Mr. Breckinridge at 10 o clock 'to-morrow morning before Chief Magls- tri.13 AlCAfloo. Al inni lime. s:i (I .Mr. I Swann. "the people's witnesses will be S t In I,1 " II. nrlrle.l I "George Gordon Battle has been spe- , dally retained to conduct the proceed- . ng on behalf of tho people In order that I ... clement of the personal equation be He added : i eliminated from the case." eliminated from the case." May Ask Snn. n.nns. No summons for Mr. Breckinridge has 'been obtained. It Is assumed that the' ! hearing before Magistrate McAdoo will . take the form of an application for a - ?m0." ",B , ' uteton wlI be thcre, Mr. ijlt. e" BM '?st .""' : . wciui nnu.ii m ........ . . ...... . 1 told blm I knew of no liroceed. . n (1 nt.i t i lui ,.r. .n.n- , . . . summons had come to mv ,nowlCQSe un(J ,at wo wouW 110t B0 t0 . ns ome roco! "It seems to me that the District At- """"J "j"' '"' " "i'1'rni .nut Mr. Breckinridge is seeking a hcarlnB before a Magistrate. That Is not the case. As I have said before, If tho Dis trict Attorney has evidence of crime the thing for him to do Is get an indictment fiom the Grand Jury," With Mr, Littleton representing Mr. Breckinridge and Mr. Battle the District Attorney it ought to be n neighborly affair, for all four men were born In the South. Littleton, Battle and Swann aro Democrats. Breckinridge Is a Repub lican. James A. Delehanty had nothing to say yesterday about new and formal charges ngulnst the District Attorney which are supposed to be In preparation lor submission to the Governor. "My charges are before the Governor," he remarked, meaning tho memorandum and tetter which he sent to Mr. Whitman when Mr. Pelehanty was still a Judge of Oenersl Sessions. DKWRY'H WINKS OIIACK ANY TABLE. Maker, of purs wine, for to y.sr. mean, a lot. I 131 Pulton 8t N, Y, Phone 1001 Cort. THAW HUNTED IN MANY CITIES hi is Pittsburg Lawyer Says Ho Is on the Way to Surrender. MOHK LETTERS ARE FOUND Hoys Replied on Backs of Thaw's Missives', as Directed by Him. No definite Information as to the whereabouts of llany Thaw reached the authorities yesterday. Humors of his having been sighted In this and that Pennsylvania town on his flight from Philadelphia appear to have no real sub stance. Itepoils of his movements are about as definite as "somewhere in Fiance." In Pittsburg one of the members of the firm of Stone & Stone, the Thaw family attorneys, said ho bcllccd the fugitive was on his way to New York to surrender. He has had ample time to get here, but has not arrived. Persons who said they saw him in Stroudsburg, Pa., on Tuesday are not sure of it. Some of Thaw's Pittsburg friends be lieve he Is hiding on Cumberland Island. Georgia, or near Fcrnandlna, Fla. His sister has a winter home on Cumberland Island. The suspicion that he ha gone south Is based on detectives' assertions that Thaw went toward Washington after leaving Philadelphia, and on the fact that he has relatives and friends In Georgia and Florida In out of the way places. Atlnmej Asserts Innocence. At the Thaw home In ISltsburg it whh said that nothing was known of Thaw's movements since he left Pitts burg last week. Mr. Stone professed belief In Thaw's Innocence of the charge of kidnapping and whipping Frederick best be judged bv the following sentl Gump, Jr., upon which Thaw is under menti expressed by Prince Golltzlne in Indictment In New York. Oliver K. Brower of Pittsburg, the friend of Thaw who was arrested In Philadelphia on Tuesday when it was . thought he was Georgo C. O'Byrne. un- der Indictment with Thaw, was released , In $1,200 ball by a Philadelphia court I""r' ""J "c "c ""u , J'""'1,,1" "m C;ii .ZJ 1 ,c:,R.f, ,tnc, 'l"?'1' '1,! ' 'Ivnn, H. If ' s,ul""vn"' '"l"'"-" man Illack. the New York Aasietant Dls- ! T . . ........... trict Attorney in tnargc or me case, i j i10ld Brower on the chare of conspiracy to kidnap. Brower is aue to return 10 , Philadelphia Tor a hearing to-morrow- ,.ri ' i'rnrnl Trouble Trom Gnn.p. Philadelphia detectives said last night , Brower told them Thaw feared trouble from Gump and entrusted Broiver with ilettciN and other papeis. Several pa pers were found on Brower when he was j arretted. Among them was an unsigned statement addressed to "My Dear Mas- i ter." In it the "master" Is told the boy Is abwlutelv submissive to him and is ,vHnS 'n receive punishment. The Philadelphia police say this state ment was written by Gump at the in stance of Thaw. Also In Brower's pos Before each phrase a number of flg- I urea appeared. Itrportnl In Sevrrnl Place.. ! Friends of Tliaw In Pittsburg said jesterday after hearing that Thaw had ( been seen In Stroudsburg In the com- pany of two travelling salesmen that "thev simnosed lie was In that section of the State until such time as certain! matters could be arranged." Thaw was reported as having left Stroudsburg for ; Scranton by automobile, but he has not ,cen sighted In Seranton. The Pittsburg police telegraphed the New York District Attorney that they could make no attempt to arrest Thaw ,lntl, they had a copy of the Indictment. The ccr.iv Is now on Its way to Pittsburg. Tun Str.v was Informed last night that Sixth ember a out i Thaw was in Jack's testaurant In avenue earlv the mornlne of Decembe lln .ntr,il thi rewtnnrnnt j :jo o'clock, took a seat near the pas- .!, ... l .1 lnn r-nr.. al,d the cafe, facing the front door, nnd remained there until after 3 o'clock. 1 having several drinks of brandy. It was I on Christmas night that the alleged whipping of Gumplook place In Thaw s room at tho M.-Alpln. Gump says ho was beaten three times In the course of i ... ... . ........ 11 rt.trtrti ' Letters Prom Other Iln. ... ..,. , v.. - "-" cae was taken in a uu ce ,. . is- lalned letters from at least two youths. , u. ivu., ' Pittsburger. The suit case came iroin uie iiuiei ! Bristol, 12! West Forty-ninth street. It was left there on Saturday; last by Oliver ! oT ad been held by the Bristol manage - inent as sccumy .u. the rooms at the hotel which were en- gaged In Brower's name last week. S. M. Katon. n clerk of the Bristol, turned It over to Assistant District Attorney Black yesterday. Asked to Ilepl on Same Sheet. As Brower Is not under Indictment. buU is to be mentioned before the Grand Jury tn.dav. Mr. Black would not tell what the suit case contained, but he said there was nothing incriminating in it. .t urcnuie known, however, mat irom tno oiu leather bag was obtained Important In- formation regarding the manner in which Thaw carried on his correspond - ence with boys. Tliero were sheets of paper on which Thaw or his representn - tlv had written to tho boys, offering to take charge of their education or speak- lug of meetings or communications they had had on tne Buoject. In each cas Thaw or his represents tlve directed the boy to whom he was writing to reply on a blank fold of tho Continued on Fourth Page, session were letters written by Thaw to The old regime has been strengthened In i supplies enables her to dispense with the j " " .vei un u'nn.in .--ociai j "it appears to be addressed in reality, friends asking them If they could Unci ' the direction taken nt the time of Proto-1 contributions from Germany." i-'emocrats is to demand an explanation i if I10t in form, qulle :ih much to ilia imsltlons for boys. One of these letters popoff's appointment as Minister nf the I While saving there had been some I j0, Ilcl1' . ',M the Kaiser s ultima- . American people as to President Wilson was addressed to John Hartley of An-j Interior the original conservative I local difficulties, Herr von Batockl as- I '"i B ,!"" ', i',, ,0" or.hor ,,r' 1 and to eoiiMitute a ctushlng rejoinder to napolls. The detectives also say they court-e, to which has been added new re-i serted he considered the situation In!.' 'J! atrocities upon her pco-i tnf. rierman iueteu.iims tn ImmanitnrlNn ...' i .v. ...u...., ..,!.,..,.. .t. ..,,., ti,. .u. i ... ... I pe. 1 ncy consider the German neacc,.. i. it i ,i !,....... iouni. a can. on wiiilii who niiuru. ...,wni. iiniitinn. i .1.- in.-ni. .ii wur iiiijtiiiH couiiiries io lie in man RUSSIA LOSES REFORM HOPE Victory for Autocratic Re action Seen in Rise of Golitzino. IS ALLY OF I'ROTOroi'OFF New Premier Closely Associ ated With Unpopular In terior Minister. i PnTtioorun, via London, Jan. 10. The political situation during the last two ' months, for which tho word "crisis" I seems entirely Inadequate, has taken a new turn with the resignation of Pre mier Trcpoff and Count Ignatleff, Min-! Istcr of Public Instruction, and the np-1 polntmeut of a new Premier. The of ficial announcement of this change which has fallen upon the country, continu ously excited and emotionally exhausted by the drama of swift changes and cli maxes, hardly created the effect which would have been natural under other circumstances. This time the tide has suddenly shifted and Is running strongly In the reverse direction. Prince Golltzlne, who sue-' ceeds Trepoff. Is a member of the ex treme conservative group who always ' manifested the strongest reactionary I principles, nnd as a member of the Im- pcrlal Council has always shown little sympathy for the progressive tendencies of the new regime. The ostensible rea son for his replacement of Trepoff was the apparent inability of the latter to preserve a strong, united Cabinet. "lOverj (IiIiik for the War." It had been known for some time that there was a great divergence In the point of view between two distinct groups In the Cabinet. In one which stood Trepoff and IgnatleT, and In the other Minister of the Interior Protopo pott. The fall of one group or the other became essential. Th significance of this tiitfst chonpA 111 till. Mllllsfrv rail an Interview after his appointment: "I have not jet had time to formulate programme, but my watchword will tie. 'Fvervtlilne for the war: even-thing fl)r victory.' Being occupied with this Him. ue cannot now think of leforms In the Interior. After victory we can begin tile reorganization or our internal iite. . T,hc I'1remlcr "a!, W1" PT,m bell"r in the, responsibility of Minis- irrs OHl lO mr will Ol llic Jiinror, Mini i,at i thi. nrinnini tho nmvrnmmi i llal ,,, ,,., ,,,,,,.0 liio vju ci mucin must foe united. I.rKl!nt ore to Convene. "This, however, ' he continued. does nqt e.c hide the leglslat vo chambers from taking an Interest in the affairs of government. There Is no reason to be- lleve that the work of these chambers I -"- I "r" "V'1 reparation aim may ZlMPtlM 1 - I .Belgian work,ng,en. Prince Golitzlne's career has brought, Adolph von Batockl, head of the C.er- ' 'f '" . ,,('l,"bcr somewhere hlm into frequent contact with former : man Food Regulation Board, In an m-1 111 ll" Part of Belgium under i.eiman Premiers Goremvkln and Stuermcr. with i terview with Swedish Journalists said .; nllP adopted. reM.Uitioiis which theyhute whom he is said to be on good terms. ! "While there never has been any "Wr-eeded In sending to the Belgian Gov He thares the political opinions of M. ! question of food dlfllcultles In Hungary. ' crnmPnt at Havre. The resolutions Protopopoff. i Austria's grain harvest imsslbly ws Mrongly oppose meeting the Socialists Tho .js).in Volin, a newspaper re-' not quite, sufficient to last until the ,,m ' p"!r V , 1 o'trs, haying that rnllv fnimilp.l rnmnientltic on thn new harvest, .mil Germnnv therefore ' rauce and Belgium must be evacuated change says: ' . "The news has had the effect which i one might expect. The meaning Is clear. I practical working of the .Ministry, which naa neen so unsuccessfully aiimp:eu Dy Trepoff, has been set aside. Conse- qtiently there can be no talk at present I about cooperation with the legislative! chambers. We see before us desolate j parliamentary prospects." IS ENGLAND'S FRIEND. V,T i.r,,er I. De.erll.eil a. 1 1 lend ' AKlo-ltulnn I.eoRor. London. Jan. 10. The resignation of Premier Trepoff of Russia after being In ottice only seven weeks lias aroused the keenest interest In London. The Identity of Prince Golltzlne, who has been ap pointed Premier, is not known definitely, as tho Golltzlne family Is a vety nu merous one nnd there are fully thirty princes of that name. It Is believed !Ti nowev". tlmt tl'e iew Premier i thf formfr ?faj'or "T"'' W,' has taUen ,il loa.dln,f "a.rt .,nc educational campaigns In Russia and some time ugo , " fli-tltu lu uie pirniurii , AnTh?.Rnr 8 Prince la j f"ta" ana "V"?" " a rf e 'f " I " l.'n am, ..Jul 1?" n,'J i Z Countess Barauow. He was born In Paris. i - ! PROTOPOPOFF DISLIKED. 1 IVm Believed to Favor Sennrnte pcncp w M. Protopopoff. whose Influence is ,e. , , , , ,hp despatch from Petrograd, nns neen ny no means popular wun tne Duma of late, and It has been hinted mat ne was one ot tne pro.uerman bureaucrats who intrigued for a sepa. rate peace with Germany. Ills conduct of the Ministry of the In - terlor has been severely criticised In the Duma and elsewhero ss responsible tor the recent scarcity of food lu Russia, This was due rather to Inefficient meth - ods of distribution than to actual short - age of food. The Impression got about mil .... rroiopopon was not giving 1110 1 'when' forl)a(1'c the IlolJlll(. of a conference by representatives or th ITt , ti,..- ( ,i-i .m, ,., ' ,, . ,, mlgnatlon was aroused. This was Iielgnteneu wnen ne rescinueu an agree ment to turn over tho leather Industry control to the Union of County Councils. Some even went so far as to blame M factories that seemed to have a German, I (II IKIll, Tlius M. rrotopopoir was associated III i manv lany iiiniuo w.vii iw.ini-. . leuner .-iiuer- mer, wno wan nerceiy attacKen m the'u.,er scientific methods of nroventinn Duma on November 14 by Prof. Mlllu-! koff. who enumerated a series of acts of j tho Premier, beginning with quotations i from German and Austrian newspapers, Indicating that they considered they had . 1 a sympathetic friend In Stuermcr. After1 each recital Prof. Millukoff said:. "Klther this is stupidity or It Is ill will." He ended, "if there Is any ill will he muf.t go." The rult was thnt Premie Htuermer went and M, Trepoff was appointed to tho Premiership, Other changes In tho Cabinet were made.but M, Protopopoff was retained. What Ambassador Gerard Said in Berlin DECA USE of widespread interest caused by quotations trom a ra-- cent speech made by Ambassador Gerard at a dinner in Be"1" and the request sent to Mr. Gerard by the Administration at Wash' ington for an exact quotation of what he said, the Associated Press has secured the following despatch: BERLIN, Jan. 10, by wireless to the Associntcd Press. With reference to the mcfsaRe sent by the State Department at Washington to Ambassador Gerard asking for information on his speech at the banrjuct Riven in his honor Saturduy nifrht by tho Amcricnn Association of Commerce and Trade, it can be stated that the Ambassndor s re marks were quoted correctly in the despatches forwarded to tho United States. The report sent out by tho Overseas News Agency quoted tho Ambassador as saying: "Never since the beginning of the war have the relations between Germany and the United States been so cordial at now." The Ambassador is also quoted us having said: "At no time since the foundation of the German Empire have the relations between Germany and the United States been better than they are to-day." The speaker avoided any reference to tho other Powers in this connection and confined himself to a statement on the present friendly relations between the two Governments. His remarks were received with hearty applause by most of the Germans present and have been cited with approval by the newspapers, with few exceptions. Tho Associated Press is informed that it was welcomed in high quarters. Ambassador Gerard was received Monday by Chancellor von Beth-mann-HolhVeg for half an hour's discussion of German-American relations. TIGHTEN BELTS, GERMANS TOLD ,, ...... -hVCIl I'OnCC ill Not Help Food Shortage for Years. Officials Warn. Amstlkdam, Jan. 10, via London. Dr. Mlchaclls, German Under Secretary of the Interior, .contributes to the VolAs zcltung of Cologne an article warning Germany that peace will not bring an Immediate solution of the food problem. He says : "We niiist expect fir a considerable time, perhaps for many years, further limitation of consumption and rationing as regards the mont Important food stuffs. Germany In the coming years of peace will have recourse almost ex clusively to such foodstuffs as are pro duced within her own borders. Tonnage will be very icarce, and deterioration of the rate of exchange also will oblige Germany to Import as little as ponhlble." Pointing out that the German harvest, even when a full yield Is obtained, can bo made to sulllce only It rationed prop erly. Dr. Mlchaclls as: "Thus even after peace It will be necessary .to keen the belt pulled tight, and there must be further sharp ration Ins. The yearning cry : 'Give us peace. Give us more bread' has no Inner has!. Of this we must remain conscious and not cry for peace on account of the scarcity from which we suffer." 1 yarning cry: .iive us peace, "'" '- " t. ........... ...... ,re?1', "'""' i contemplated delivery of some hundred thousand tons of grain to Austria. But . now Austria's share of tho Rumanian . , worso than within the Central pires . ddc a t c vrT jtt,- a t rno ArrLALb t U1C IJ V ALILb. War Sllnlstry tUnla Public to Glrp Wnr Crlpplps AVork. Br.ni is, Jan. 9. via London, Jan. 10. Tile War Ministry has made public an appeal on behalf of war Invalids, asking especially that they be given worls when ever possible nnd never "false sympathj which Is likely to be exemplified more and more by the purchase of postal cards and knlckknacks from Invalids who have taken to hawking nnd who are deliberately playing upon sentimental sjmpathles." The appeal says: "The State's financial means are al ready limited and even with the most favorable pence there will he no pros- ,.-ct for a long time of Mifflclent weu to enable the State, whollv or even ! large part, to support its invalids. The ealth In lere- fore charity will not sulllce. Woik alone uplift and ennobles, even the poorest work creates und sustains health." i The appeal warns against noticing or i commenting on Invalids' wounds nnd against eneounglng unworthy hawking by the incapacitated. It urges that they be given honorablo work nt every op portunity. Of the total number of officers and men in the German army who were wounded during the second year of the war 70 per cent, fully recovered nnd ....... li..1. tn (La tc.,.,,.1..... uun w .... ... Hill, tUlUMIIilK to official figures published by tho Ger man Government, tmiy u.4 per cent, of , the wounded were completely u,U for ' military service aim me other men , wounded were able to do military duty at home A noteworthy decrease in epidemic disease In the German armies has been 1 scored during the second year of the 1 war According to official reports Just publb-hed, tho number of cases has dropped from 31 per 1,000 during the 1 first year of the war to a tilde over US , ner 1,000. ' The greatest number of patients, 21 . 1 per 1,000, were treated for nervous ills- cases due to the strain of battle and par ticularly 01 trencn warfare under ter rifle artillery bombardments like thane of Champagne, Verdun and the Somme. Iieutlsy was responsible for six cases rer 1,000, jmeumonla four, tuberculosis one-seventeenth and dysentery one-eighteenth. A feature of the report Is the absolute .ll.ci,it.,,nriilia rtf u, 1 llt.rt n twl II... tical elimination of other scoureeJ like typhus, typhoid and cholera. The Im munlty ot the soldiers Is attributed to vaccination with prev preventive serums and The number of men on monthlv sick ,cnrts from all causes ha" decreased fPm ro to 100 per 1 000 t,eiritt8e" " i ... Cnnferriice In X. v 11 ,,,!.. ' Wabiiinoton. Jan 10, Arrangements were made to.nlght for the last meeting w the Mexican American joint coinmls- slon In New York city next Monday. Tho American members will receive the reply of the Mexicans to tho statement of the American opinion that no good can be accomplished by further conferences. MERGIER ASKS NEUTRALS' AID Belgian Cardinal Urges Them Xot to Stop nt Verbal Protests. Afitcial Cable D(patch to Tnr. Sin. Pa in f, Jan. 10. A letter from Car dinal Mcrcler appealing to neutral nations not to stop at verbal ptotests against the Ilelclau deportations Is published In La Croix, the otllclal church organ. The letter was written, l.a Croix says, to "a high personage of an allied nation whose naino it is impossible to give." The letter sa s : "Pray for beloved Belgium. She is suffering ns rhe never has suffered be fore. The odious deportations are strip ping our hearths. The anguish nf thofe who are etiared thus far has brought a general feeling of deprctsion until now unknown. "Some of those deported "by mistake' have returned. They describe the treat ment they received as passing imagina tion. We all are prisoners here, but If the neutrals really knew the treatment inflicted upon us I believe they would lint klnn nt v.rlial nrnlnktullmia OtVin,.-. ui..........ui iiiusi DC .ipannoiieu. s By depression I did not mean ills- cuuragemeni eiy rare arc mo isei- .. i.r... . ' - ...... ... "j "" "'',"'" " i"""- i l0f01;' ""V attempt is made at interna tioiuu relations. . ne oniy reason lor which me neigian il i:m'- !!;r.?,.a" e",llv,0Ci" '"lancpuvre for a ! , ).r,.sldent Wilson Is not much longer prec. rious peace favorable to the Cen- tlmn tllc answcr Uu. Allies made to Gcr tral Poweih. They reproach the German . U.nt.i n. ... ....i 'man. Social Democrats for not protesting against the deportations and trust the . war will be continued until the aggrea-, sors are defeated. npirwT nninrn dv ' ll r I UkjU ui JAPAN AND RUSSIA Spheres of Influence Defined in New Treaty, Washing ton lleius. Wasuinuton', Jan. 10. Further ad vices recelvitJ here to-day concerning the new RiiKso-Jmianese treaty Indicate that the series of collateral agreements not Included in the announced terms were much more far reaching than earned outlines have suggested. In addition to granting various mutual concessions In Manchuria tho two Gov ernments ate said to have entered Into a general agreement along political line presumably defining their icspective splieies of Influence' etui tho relations of fhese spheres to each other and to China. While officials will not comment on the reports they are deeply Interested In all of the many recent developments In the Far Fast and their possible effect upon the future of China. ITALIAN DESTROYER SUNK. Niivnl ii nil ',V. Army (lllleer Killed British Crnlsrr Torpedoed. Berlin, by wireless. Jan. 10. An Ital- Ian submarine destroyer was recently sunk off the Island of Corfu, according to an Overseas News Agency announce ment to-day. The members of an army staff weto on iM.itd the vessel, the state ment adds, and t-even naval officers and till r t -three :n my officers were killed. "According to the llasler Anxeiuer," says an Overseas .News Agency an nouncement to-day, "the British armored cruder Shannon of 14,800 tons was sunk In November last through a mine explosion." Lonpon, Jan. 10 The British Ad miralty stated to-day that there is no truth in the story printed by the Swiss, newspaper llaslrr Anzrli.ier that the HritlMi armored cruiser Shannon, of 14, 800 tons, was sunk by a mine ort the south coast of Ungland last November. CANAL SLIDE HOLDS SHIPS. Pniinmn I limincl Has Hern Ilr- ilnci'.l ti Sevrntrni Pert. Panama, Jan. 10 Movements of earth N00 feet In length east nf the Culebra slide and of a thousand feet north of Gold Hill have reduced the depth of the channel of the Panama Cansl at these points to seventeen feel Seven ships were delr.yed In passing through the canal to-day, Traffic probably will reopen la-morrow. " v ENTENTE REPLY TO PRESIDENT ON WAY HERE Premier ftriand Hands Doc ument to Ambassador Sharp in Paris. GUARDKI) OUTLINE OF TERMS GIVEN Answer Longer Than That to Germany and Said to lie Responsive. NOTE TO BE PUBLISHED PROBABLY TO-MORROW Delays Due to Changes in Phraseology, hut Not in Essentials. J-onpo.v, .inn. 10. Premier BriantJ delivered to-day to Ambassador Shartl jnt I'arls th Allies' reply to President Wilson's peace note. Tho seml-olllclaJ Havas agency oi Paris hays the reply will be published. Friday morning. Publication of the text of the note, however, will he deferred until forty, eight hours after it lias been received by the American Government. The dclnyn in tending the reply -wcio due to changes .suggested by one of the Kntentc Powers, but these proved to bo largely changes in phi useology and not affecting the essential features of the reply ns first drafted In Paris and London. As now finally framed the reply Is considerably longer than uas the answer to the German peace propm-nlx and con tains approximately l.snn to 1,000 words. Its statements concerning the terms of .. ... ' iilanr mallusominS , nr ,,.,.., 11nrJu , ,,... still general and romewhat guarded In chaiactcr tiinrncter ..f ft -itj The Tlmri s,ijs il ii'iderst.iuds that few changes were made b. the vatlous allied liowrnnienth fiom the draft of thn leply approved by .i ciuference of Hrlt Ish nnd Kiench leadeis in London at the end of December. It continue "The irply of the Allies is undei stood tn differ roiis-ideiably both In tone nnd In tenor from the answer given President Wilson by Germany. It is believed to ho conceived In a j-jiitit of frankness and cordiality, and to delltie broadly tho , 0iy terms unon wbhii the Allies would 'contemplate peace Tenti.nlr Crisis erteil. , A despatch to the i:ihnnge Telegraph I Company from Copenhagen s.i.vs: "That the Austrn-Ocrtnan alliance has been further cemented by the refusal of the Entente allies to consider Germinys , peace overliires is admitted by tho Cologne (laxettr's lb rhn correspondent, j who declares that had the lntenle been more obliging and left the door open for future negotiations the alliance would I have been seriously hhaken " INSPIRED TELEGRAM. One Sent to "I'rnnkf iirler eltnna" nn Ccmrd'a Speech. Special Cable Defpnlri tn TllK Si 'mm Hie London Tttne LnxpoK, Jan. II . A special despatch from Amsterdam sas that a telegram 1 from Berlin, evidently inspired, to the Frankfurter Zdnno explains Ambassa- lor Gerard's reference to tho present German leaders, made at his dinner Vaity, as .1 compliment. The telegram alMi rriticis-es the hostile remarks of the Pan-German newspapers. It says. "The Pan-Germans sen ghosts when they display such anxiety concern ins an understanding that may be pending with tho I'nlted States by means of which ruthless submarine warfaie may b avoided. The majority of the German press nnd people desire good lelatlons with the I'nlted States and would re joice If an agreement could be reached on the question "f armed merchantmen. Count von Iteventlow's assumption that ' tho dinner celebrated the attainment by I tho United States of Its political end I ' an exaggeration both of the occasion and of what Is now under negotiation between the United Stales and Ger many The newspaper adds that Ambassador Gerard's mention of German statesmen, commanders and admirals was iierhapsj not diplomatic, but was well Intended, No ono except the pin-Germans Inter prets his mention of thesn men In th seni-e that good lelatlons with the United States could continue oniy while the men remained In otllce or contained any threat of what the United States might do lu rase other men came Into office, Referring to Ambassador Gerard's speech In Berlin on German-American relations thn .lniicirsfer fJtinidinti says that "tho piriise MKiilfic .nee of Mi. Gerard'H speech has been missed In some quarters In Ungland. but Lot In Ger many." The newspaper continues. "Mr. Gerard says the relations be tween Germany and the United State would continue to ho good as long as the Chancellor anil the present chiefs re j mained. That is duo tn the fall of Fal kenhayn and Tlrpltz, who pinned their 1 hopes to expansion In the west and to ' the use nf all methods, however ruthless, as means of victory Mr Gerard knows ! President Wilson fears Hie failure of ' hn peace move may ho followed by a. submarine campaign as desperate as Germany can make It und his speech i rally was a blunt hint ot the trouble I that such a development would cause with the United States" The Uuardfun Justillcs tho unusual mv.