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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
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1917. Copyright, ion. hy the Hun Printing and PuWtMng Association.
Jersey CUT "d Newark. J TWO G'KNTfl.
Republicans Call for Special
Investigation Into the
Sub-connnittec Works on
Papers to Have House
Indict Lawson.
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.
. .. .
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.
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.
CliailffcUl'JJ of TIlTCC CoilCCrHS
Leave Cars for Obscure
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
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
lie. the cas of six glass .topper. d bottlss.
Wilson, More Desired by
Breckinridge, Subject of
Kidnapping Talc.
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.
Maker, of purs wine, for to y.sr. mean, a
lot. I 131 Pulton 8t N, Y, Phone 1001 Cort.
hi is Pittsburg Lawyer Says
Ho Is on the Way to
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
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
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
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., '
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
Victory for Autocratic Re
action Seen in Rise of
New Premier Closely Associ
ated With Unpopular In
terior Minister.
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
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.
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."
V,T i.r,,er I. De.erll.eil a. 1
' 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
i -
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
,, ......
-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
. ddc a t c vrT jtt,- a t rno
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
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.
Belgian Cardinal Urges Them
Xot to Stop nt Verbal
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
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.
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
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.
Pniinmn I limincl Has Hern
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
Premier ftriand Hands Doc
ument to Ambassador
Sharp in Paris.
Answer Longer Than That
to Germany and Said to
lie Responsive.
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
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
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 "
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
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

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