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THE SUN, TUESDAY;' SEPTEMBER 18, 1917.
United Stales, ta printed generally with
out comment lit tho .Stockholm prcse.
Tho XvenLika Dagblatlct plnc.es oxer an
article headlines readings "Foreign Ofll
cer Controvert with -Many .Facta Ameri
can Semi-official Version," mid adds an
editorial note to the cTect that the state
mnt aeema to dispose of, all the Ameri
can objections to tho first statement
and to prove that in the later stages
of event telegrams were forwarded
from Constantinople In the American
coda without particular control, reliance
being placed upon American (rood faith.
"Aa thin opened tho possibility of
abuse," says the newspaper, "It will be
seen that completo Impartiality was dis
played on the Swedish side."
At Liberal meeting a resolution pro
posed by Prof. Eden, leader of the Lib
eral party In the Second Chamber, was
unanimously panted to the effect that the
meeting expressed the deepest revere t
that the Swedish Foreign Office was not
In ft position to deny the assertion that
It had forwarded cipher telegrams In
Ignorance of their contents, which con
tents when revealed awoke the Just ab
horrence of all Swedes, and that such
careless acts could happen. The resolu
tion resolutely demanded that the Gov
ernment Immediately undertake all
necessary measures to demonstrate in
dubitably to the Swedish people Its de
termination to maintain toward all
belligerents absolute neutrality.
GERMANY IS DENOUNCED
wedUa goclaltsta Demand Restor
ation of flood Xante.
Stockholm, Sept. XI. Denouncing
Germany's "misuse of eareless confi
dence" on the part of the Swedish Gov
ernment, Swedish Socialist to-day
passed bitter resolutions condemning tho
courm taken and demanding tho res
toratlon of their country's good name.
The resolutions were adopted following
an address by HJalmar Brantlng, party
leader and mentioned prominently for
Fifteen thousand persons heard the
speeches. Ilaln Interfered considerably
with the big street parade which pre
ceded the oratory. Banners denouncing
secret diplomacy and others calling for
Mac were conspicuous In the marching
Deaisal for Democracy.
The text of the resolution follows :
Events of the last few days show
llew the leading circles of Germany
ruthlessly have misused the careless
eenfldenoa of the two Swedish Con
servative Governments which directed
the policy of Sweden during the war
This meeting therefore emphasises
the determination to maintain a cor
rect neutral attitude which Is felt by
11 the Swedish people. We realise
With Indignation and humiliation that
ur good name has been Jeopardised
fcy the conduct of a few men. Ob
viously the nation's fortunes cannot
continue In the hands of these few
ten who favor such systems and
The Conservative management of the
country's affairs has declared Its bank
ruptcy and shown Itself Incompetent to
tear Sweden through the breakers of
the world war. It Is evidently Im
possible to leave the nation's weal and
woe in the hands of the old system or
risk the consequences of secret
diplomacy, which Is so largely re
sponsible for the world catastrophe.
The sole solution Is to be found In the
emocratliation of the Government,
lacing the direction of affairs In the
audi of the people themselves.
Appeal to the Electors.
' The resolution closed with an appeal
to the Stockholm electors In behalf of
the Bollallet ticket under the slogan
"Forward for peace and against mili
IS. Brantlng referred In his speech to
recent events in (Russia and their prob
afcle consequences not only In the Cen
tral Powers hut also among the western
Powers, where a movement for more
Imperialistic' peace alms Is evident He
regretted that the refusal of the British
Government to grant passports had
interfered with the convocation of the
Socialist peace conference, -which, how
ever, although set In the background for
the moment, had not and could not be
The speaker then attacked the man
agement of Swedish foreign affairs by
the Conservative party, which, as the
Luxtrarg affair showed, was guilty of a
policy affecting the country's good name.
The party, hs said, had displayed an In
competency calling for Its removal.
Nothing, the Sollallst leader declared,
could be attained by a charge In subor
dinate officials. In the place of Under
Secretary Ewerloef, who had been re
moved, had come M. Westmann, a fol
lower of former Premier Hammarskjold.
Foreign OsUce Criticised.
M. Brantlng then criticised the at
tempts of the Swedish Foreign Office
to defend and excuse Itself In the
Luxhurg affair by the Issuahce of diplo
matic documents of the we&kest possi
ble ; character, with which the nation
could not be satisfied. He declared
that the parallel which, the Foreign
Minister had attempted to draw be
tween the Luxburg telegram and the
communications forwarded In behalf of
the American Government was faulty
and misleading. He also condemned the
(allure to protest against the abuse of
Sweden's good offices and the way in
which Sweden had been dragged Into
Ths officials In the Foreign Office, he
asserted, were not In touch with the
sentiments of the nation. One could not
tell what revelations would later come to
light but It was evident that matters
aula not continue as before and that a
thorough change in system was neces
sary to prevent the recurrence of similar
events. This, he added, could be at
tained only by the defeat of the Conser
vative party In the Parliamentary elec
tion. Ths organtxlng committee of the
Stockholm Conference submitted a re
port to the effect that the conference
had not been abandoned and that a date
would be fixed as noon as passport diffi
culties could bo settled. The hope was
expressed that "Russian comrades"
would close their ranks and depend upon
Russian democracy to solve the crisis
there. It was declared to be the further
desire that German and Austrian So
cialists aid the Russian revolution and
oppose any Teutonic efforts ' to bring
about Its overthrow.
The report concludes with a demand
for an Internationale canabln of common
action and a "pacific, disarmed Europo
f democracy and true liberty,"
CANADIAN WOMEN TO FIGHT.
"Battalion of Death'' Being Or-
sianlsed In Vanonnver.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 17. Canada
1s to have her "Battalion of Death." The
organisation of a corps of women who
are to right In the trenches, to go to
France If they are called there, has been
begun here. The first unit has been
provided with uniforms corresponding
closely to the equipment of the male
soldiers. It Is proposed to send military
missionaries throughout the Dominion
to stir up enthusiasm and Ktart similar
women's units In other sections.
Women between 21 and 46 years com
pose the contingent,
For Lower "Wheat Handling Itafr.
Minneapolis, Sept, 17. Grain com
mission merchants at tho Minneapolis
Chamber of Commerce have voted to re
duce the rato for handling wheat from
I 2c. to lHc a butnhel, It was announced
to-day. The rate recently was Increased
I from lc to 2c. and Julius 1 In r ties, presl
dent of the Food Administration Grain
1 Corporation, naked that the old rate be
placed In effect. A committee will meet
wlthrtMr. Barnes In Chicago to discuss
the matter to-morrow.
U.S. ARMY IN FRANCE
Former .Premier Tells Per
shing: "Yon Will Suffer, .
but You Will Win."
ENJOYS AMERICAN SPORT
Teams Charge Trenches, Bayo
net Dummies and Play Tug
of war for Guest.
.1 pedal Cablt Dupatck to TBs Bex.
t Copyright, 1(17, all riflti mercet.)
With tiii American Abut in
Francx, Sept. 17. "You will suffer, but
you will win," wss the message brought
to the American army In France In an
address yesterday by former Premier
Georges Clemenceau. The visit of the
famous French statesman was Informal
In Its nature, but was the crowning
event of n field day devoted to Ameri
can sports and enjoyed Immensely by
tho guest of honor.
"Comrades, I did not come here to
make a speech," said M. Clemenceau.
"and I am not running for office. I
Just wanted to visit the Americans who
are bringing back to Europe the Ideals
which the Pilgrim fathers took to their
country three centuries ago. I am an
old man and I have not seen America
since 18(9, but 1 have seen your Grant,
your Pershing, your Slbert and you.
You will win."
The arrival of the guest was as In
formal as the rest of his stay. A group
of soldiers were lounging "at ease," in
the most literal sense of the term, when
a staff car drove up and Gen. Slbert
alighted, escorting an erect, .white
haired man of massive frame, simply
dressed, whose first remsrk was:
"I want much to see your sports."
He was M, Clemenceau, and there
were rounds of cheers upon his advent
and during the dny, uepartlng to the
strains of the "Marseillaise" played by
an American regimental band.
'Americana Charge Trenches.
The teams engaged In tho sports were
made up of various companies, which
charged the trenches, bayonettlng the
dummies in the gray green German uni
forms. The rifle teams started at the
crack of the pistol, rushing Into posi
tion and firing so that there was a great
racket and dust flew about the targets.
Then followed a luncheon which was
served In the field under a beautiful sky
on a rough table covered by tent canvas.
The former Premier of France and the
General commanding the first American
troops ever on European soil ate from
mess tins and drank from big aluminum
cups the same as private soldiers who
lay about on the grass. The meal was
appropriate to the occasion, consisting
of white American bread with great
slabs of orange colored American cheese
combined with French salad.
Following the luncheon M. Clemenceau
got what he said afterward was the
greatest treat he had had In a long time.
Teams representing all companies en
gaged In a tug of war. The chief at
traction was the man at the end of the
rope the anchor of one of the teams.
He was a company cook whose frame
is draped In rolls of fat a veritable
fatty of the movies. As noon as the
tugging began the anchor flung himself
down, where he remained wallowing and
puffing as the rope cut deeper.
Fat Cook Like an Honr Glass.
On ordinary occasions this cook Is a
walking testimonial of the quality of
the American rations with his Fal
stafflan proportions, and now as the rope
drew in tighter and tighter about his
middle It made him bulge like a gargan
tuan hour glass.
After the tug of war was ended 51.
Clemenceau was consulted as to which
team had won. The victory was won by
the cook's team, which the others were
utterly unable to bulge. M. Clemenceau
went to the cook and shook hands with
him while he choked with laughter and
his face streamed with tears.
"You have done well," said the former
The sports of this army would be In
complete without a boxing ring, and this
had been prepared and roped off. Gen.
Slbert conducted M. Clemenceau to the
ring, where the guest had a good ring
side seat and saw three bouts in the
most approved American style, while the
soldiers rooted vigorously. Presently a
hit on the nose stopped the greatest
amusement and resulted In a victory.
An apparently sluggish youth nicknamed
Dutchman, who turned out to be u
German American, showed himself a
verltahlo whirlwind In the last round
after sleeping through the early part
"The Germans say the German
Americans won't fight," said M. Clemen
ceau. FHILA. BONDS SELL FAST.
One-third of 7.370,700 Disposed
Of on First Day.
Special Detpatck to Ths Sew
Piiiladxlpiua, Sept. 17. Starting at
a moderate pace this morning, the sale
of $7,275,700 4 per cent, thirty year
city bonds at par In the City Treasurer's
office, gained a strong Impetus In the
afternoon, when financial Institutions
sent in subscriptions for large amounts.
The total realized for the day, ex
clusive of mall subscriptions not yet
compiled, was $2,711,300. Banking in
terests of the city took $2,100,000 of
2.000 FOES FLEE BRITISH AERO.
German Infantry Dispersed by Ita
By tk Auociated Prim
With tub British Armies m Franc,
and BiLalUM, Sept. 17. One of the
spectacular Incidents of the fighting on
the western front occurred yesterday
when a British airplane dispersed 2,000
enemy Infantry by turning Its machine
guns on the men along one of the high
ways. The big raiding British air machines
have been doing vast damage In the re
cent "quiet" along the front, and the
British air service still maintains Its
ELKS ORDER WAR HOSPITAL.
University of Virginia to Operate
Blir Fund's First Base Unit.
The War Belief Commission of the
! Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
I Iiuh decided that the first base hospital
I to be equipped out of the $1,000,000 fund
raised by the order will be Base Hos
pital tl of the University or Virginia at
In announcing the decision of the
commission yesterday Chairman John K.
Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania,
said that the hospital would cost $60,000
and will care for 500 sick or wounded.
Tho staff will consist of twenty-six sur
geons, sixty-eight nurses and 150 order
lies. nernitnrrT llecelred by Saltan.
Ixindon, Sept. 17, Count von Be1
Htorff, formerly German Ambassador to
thp United States and rtcently appointed
Ambassador to Turkey, was received by
tho Sultan to-day and prewentrj Ills ere
dentMls, ucnrrdliig to a despatch Irom
A TARIFF INCREASE
House Members Stand Out for
Second Class Mail
McKELLAR PLAN LOST '
Compromise on War Profits
Dispute Is Said to Be
Washington, Sept. 17. Progress nf
the conference on the war tax bill
slowed down to-day as the more Impor-'
tant disputes were approached. House
conferees stood out strongly for reten
tion of second class mall rate Increases
and the Senate members apparently were
disposed to accept some provision for a
postage Increase. Ah a compromise the
conferees considered the so-called Hard
wick plan, Indorsed by the Tost Ofllco
Department, to Increase rates on adver
tising portions only of newspapers and
periodicals. 1 !
Most of the discussion centred about '
the second class mall rates. First As-1
slstant Postmaster-Qeneral Koona testi
fying for several hours. The Houso eon- 1
ferees recognised that adoption of the
mcjveuar amendment which would es
tablish a first xone of 300 miles nt 1
cent a pound, with higher rates beyond,
was hopeless, and began casting about
for compromise proposals. Efforts to
agree upon a plan to distinguish between
rates on reading and advertising
matter were in Drosresa at adloumment
Atthough more rigid secrecy than ever
was Imposed on the deliberations. It was
reliably reported that the conferees have
definitely agreed to eliminate the House
provisions for a general 10 per cent, tar
iff Increase and to strike out the House
section estimated to raise $6,000,000
A compromise on the war profits dis
pute, the most Important In the bill, was
said to be approaching, with the Senate
conferees disposed to yield their pre
war profits plan and accept the Houso
excess profits with extensions. The Sen
ate conferees were reported to favor an
S per cent, exemption, with a surtax
plan based on actual corporate capital
Invested, subject to further conferences
over the definition of "capital."
The House failed to reach a final vote
to-day on the $7,000,000,000 urgent de
ficiency bill, consideration of sections
providing nddltonal runds for the War
Department, consuming practically tho
entire day. Many amendments Increas
ing the sums proposed In the original
bill were approved.
The Secretary of War was authorised
to Incur obligations aggregating $100,
000,000 for ordnance and ordnance sup
plies. In addition to appropriations made
or pending. Increases Included ordnance
stores and supplies from $70,000,000 to
$71,5:0.000 ; small arms target practice
from $2,000,000 to $13,000,000, and auto
matic machine rifles from $120,177,000
to $220,277,000, with an Increase In an
additional authorisation for such rifles
from $50,000,000 to $118,020,000.
An appropriation of $(76,113,000 for
mountain, field and siege cannon was In
creased to $695,100,000, and that for am
munition for such cannon was raised
from $700,000,000 to $777,182,750. Ap
propriations of $16,750,000 for armored
motor cars, with authority to contract
for $6,000,000 more, and of $700,000 for
submarine mines also were approved.
AUSTRIANS FAIL IN
FOUR FIERCE DRIVES
Desperate .Efforts to Regain
Lost Ground Arc Repnlsed
by the Italians.
London, Sept 17. The gains made by
the Italians last week on the Isonzo
front have been met by the Austrlans
i with a series of terrific attacks, although
i none of the lost ground has been retaken
by the enemy. On Saturday night alone
there were four counter thrusts In force,
the advantage In each encounter remain
ing decisively with Gen. Cadorna's men.
With the exception of the Balnsizia
plateau there h.-s been little fighting of
moment on tli Italian front for several
days. Around .Monte San Gabrlele and In
other recently, won positions there have
been severe skirmishes. The supposition
here Is that the mountain positions are
being consolidated and heavy guns are
being brought up for a further .offensive
designed to clear up the roads to Trieste
To-day's official statement from the
Italian War Office says :
In the Trentlno, In Gludlcarla Val
ley, enemy parties attempting to ap
proach our advanced posts were dis
persed with rifle fire.
In Carnla greater activity of the
enemy artillery provoked brisk reac
tion by our artillery in the Upper But
and Fella Valley.
On the Balnalsxa plateau Saturday
night the enemy attempted with four
successive counter attacks to reoccupy
the ground he had lost the day before.
He was constantly repulsed by the de
fenders, who csptured seventy-three
prisoners, Including two officers.
OSTRACIZE GERMAN WOMEN.
Kngllah Catholic Women Decline
to Confer With Tentonlp Slaters.
London, Sept. 17. Replying to an In
vitation to attend a meeting at Lucerne,
Switzerland, on September 20 of the
Bureau of the International Union of
the Catholto Women's League, at which
peace Is to be discussed, Mrs. James
nope, president of the English branch,
"We feel it Is Impossible for English
women to meet German women In
friendly Intercourse as long as crimes
against religion and humanity, com
mitted at the Instance of the German
Government, remain unresented and not
atoned for. We cannot greet
German women as sisters In tho faith
until there has' been expiation of these
MOTOR DRIVERS FOR FRANCE.
Red Cross Training- Men to Im
prove Transportation Nervlre.
Hleven experienced American motor
truck drivers have Just sailed for France,
where they are to servo In the Bed Cross
transportation service. Sixty-one moro
men are being trained by the Bed Cross
In motor car factories at Cleveland, De
troit and Buffalo and aro to sail soon.
The seventy-two men havo been re
cruited In response to a cablegram from
Major Gr,ayson M.-P. Murphy, head of
the lied Cross Commission to France,
asking for expert motor truck drivers
Owing to the congestion of ths rail
roads In France large quantities of Red
Cross .supplies are being transported by
motor truck from seaports to Paris 'mid
other distribution centres.
GERMAN DOWNED BY
BELGIAN'S AIR RUSE
MedaetM Strut Two Gun
"Rumpler" to Earth.
Washington, ffept. 17. How Adjt.
Maurice Medaets of the Bclglsn Flying
Corps tricked a monster German two
man aeroplane of 260 horse-power Into
a light at an altitude of 20,000 feet, rid
dled It with machine gun lire and sent
It crashing 'to earth behind the Belgian
lines, killing the pilot and observer, was
told In a message to the Belgian Lega
tion. Medaets in a swift NIeuport was
cruising above Dlxmude on September 11
when he saw shrapnel from the Belgian
guns breaking far above lilm and ho
hastened upward to Investigate. A
German machine with two men were
trying to escnpo tho gun flro and
Medaets gave chase, but could not over
take his enemy.
"Finding that tho German either would
not fight or was endeavoring to lead
him Into a trap," tho legation's state
ment says, "the Belgian decided to try
a ruse. Making a half turn Medaets
started slowly toward tho Belgian
trenches at an altitude of 20,000 feet
He saw the German turn and follow
him. Keeping above his adversary
Medaets continued to watch him until
they were over Dlxmude, then, turning
quickly, opened fire with his machine
gun. He could sec that the German
observer, severely wounded, had sunk
down In his seat and that the German
mnchlne was evidently out of control.
"Tho Belgian machine was approach
ing the enemy at such a rato of speed
that Medaets had only time to fire a
few shots point blank and to make a
perilous loop to avoid a collision before
the German plane, riddled by bullets,
crashed down within tho Belgian lines.
"The German airplane was found to
be an enormous Bumpier of the latest
model, put Into service at Johannlsthal
on August 9, propelled by a 250 horse
power Mercedes motor and armed with
two machine guns."
25,000 MORE JOIN
IN SHIPYARD STRIKE
Continued from First Page.
places walked out sixty moulding plants
were tied up. twelve boiler and garment
factories partly suspended operation and
machinists In automobile shops quit.
Patternmakers nre demanding $7 a
day. The crafts demand $6 a day, an
Increase of 50 per cent.. Including ma
chinists, moulders, bollermakers, copper
smiths, electrical workers, steamfltters,
metal polishers, shipwrights. caulkerH
and Joiners, structural Ironworkers, pile
drivers, ship painters and ship fitters.
Further conferences between the Cali
fornia 'Metal Trades Association, the or
ganization of etnplocrs. and the Iron
Trades Council were fceld late to-day,
but without apparent result.
In addition to the walkout of the Iron
and metal trades shipyard laborers and
carpenters have voted to strike.
No violence- has been reported but it
was said troops would bo called to
guard the shipbuilding plants aa a pre
cautionary measure. '
Officials of the Union Iron Works, the
largest of the concerns affected, In a
statement asserted tho walkout was not
for higher wages, but In support of the
strike of platform men of tho street
railway hero for higher wages, shorter
hours and recognition of their union.
This strike entered Its sixth week to
day. Wooden Ship Plants Affected.
PORTI.AND, Ore., Sept. 17. Partial ces
sation of work In wooden ship yards
on the Wllamette and Columbia rivers
at Vancouver, Wash., St. Helen, Ore.,
and Astoria, Ore., was reported to-day
as a result of the strike of approxi
mately 2.000 union men Saturday for
the closed shop.
Two Portland yards reported they
wero running with full forces, while
others were operating some departments
with non-union help. Many plants re
mained closed. Twenty-five steel work
men employed on vessels for the Gov
ernment went on strike to-day at the
Supple-Baltln Shipbuilding Corporation's
Seatti.k, Wash., Sept. 17. Wood
workers In the steel shipyard of tho
Seattle Construction and Drydock Com
pany, tho largest plant here, resumed
work to-day, tho company having given
bond to use only lumber manufactured
In eight hour mills. Two other largo
yards had previously resumed work,
using eight hour lumber.
There was no change to-day at tho
wooden shipyards, tied up several days
by a sympathetic strike of tho wood
workers against ten hour lumber.
HURLEY MAY GO WEST.
Is Mkely to Take Prrsnnnl Charier
of Kblprard Strike.
Special Detpatck to Tns Sts.
Washinoton, Sept. 17. Chairman
Hurley of tho Shipping Board probably
will go to the Pacific coast to take
personal charge of the labor situation
there. The strike to-day of 25,000 whip
yard men at San Francisco greatly In
creased the apprehension over the labor
situation among the officials of the Ship
Negotiations with the Seattle men.
who have been In session hero for a
week, had been nrOKresslne favorablv
and It was hoped that a settlement I
would be arrived at which would serve
as a basis for the entire coast. The '
failure of the San Francls.-o leaders to
hold their men In check until the Seattle
matter could be cleared up has been a
matter of deep regret nmong the offl-'
rials responsible for tho Government
There are now more than 50.000 men
on strike In the shipbuilding trades on
the Pacific coast and their action Is
tying up about 12 per cent, of the en
tire tonnage of Government ships now
under construction. One of the plants
at Seattle has granted tho union de
mands and officials of the company nre
expected hero Thursday to explain to
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and their striking employees certain 1
points 1n regard to the application of the
schedules. An arrangement satisfactory
to the Government and the employers
has been nrrived at for placing the In
creased labor cost and It Is expected
that as soon as details of the schedules
are cleared up there will be no difficulty
in reaching a settlement with the men.
This still leaves to bo settled the sec
ond Senttle strike affecting oven the
Skinner & Kddy plant, which has sur
rendered to the union. This second
strike was due to tho uso of lumber
from mills which do not observe the
union scalo of hours, but It Is thought
that this can also be cleared up In a
few days. As soon as the Seattle nego
tiations are over Mr. Hurley Intonds
to leave to handle the San Francisco
matter on the ground.
There aro strikes also at Portland,
I os Angeles and other places on the
Pacific roast, hut tho Shipping Board
hopes to settle all on a basis to be de
termined for Seattle yard. The Board
called to-day on the Department of
Labor for asslstnnco and William Black
mon, an experienced conciliator, was as
signed to the work. He may accompany
Beports reached the Board to-day that
the San Frnnclsco strlko was prompted
partly by an erroneous Impression on
the part of union leaders that the high
wage scale granted by a elncle Seattle
shipbuilding romuiny had .been uureed
to by all tmd refilled by tho Government.
Deputy Accused of Treason
Hints at Plot.
PART OF MONEY MISSING
Sought to Crosg Border Merely
to Get Proof of Missing
Special Cable Dupatek to The Six.
Paiiis, Sept. 1". "If the charges are
truo I ought to bo shot: If they arc un
true my accusers should be," eald Dep
uty Louis Turmel to-day In a statement
regarding the fln-Jing of the mysterloun
26,000 francs In Swiss bank notes In the
Chamber of Deputies. Turmel added
several new features to the case, one of
these being the alleged disappearance of
A Judicial Inquiry Into the affair was
ordered to-day by the Minister of Jus
tice. The suspected Deputy returned to
Paris last night after his futile effort to
cross the Swiss frontier. He amplified
hie previous Interviews with the follow
ing additional remarks :
"The legal tangle over the shipment of
cattle, upon which I had been working
for some time. Involved not only a mill
ion francs In money but an Interpreta
tion of the laws of Italy, France and
Switzerland. It was necessary to prove
that a decreo was Issued In one of these
countries before the shipment couhl be
made. I discovered the decree and
proved Its bearing on this case, putting
the 30,000 franrtt paid me as a fee Into
my locker In the Chamber.
"With this money I also put copies of
the contracts In the locker. These too
have disappeared. It is Impossible to
prove the source of the money without
thene contracts, which have not been
mentioned by the authorities In connec
tion with the affair. It was to get
proofs of the existence of these contracts
that I started to Switzerland, only to be
turned back at the frontier."
Asked how and when he discovered
that tho money was missing, Turmel
Notified L'ahrr ot toss.
"On July 16 I noticed that the -on-tents
of my locker had been dlsarrarged
and found the envelope containing ths
money and contracts gone. I notified
the usher In charge of the room, as I
had every confidence in him. I did not
carry the matter further until after I
came back from Brittany, where I had
to attend a wedding. As I put the
money In the locker before the secret
sessions of Parliament were held. I
could not have received it as payment
for revealing the proceedings of these
sessions, an charged.
"There wero originally 30,000 francs
In the envelope, nnd as I had taken out
only 3,000 francs, there were 27,000 re
maining, whereas tho finding of only
25,000 was reported."
Announcement was made this after
noon that the Government would make
no reply to the Interpellation of Deputy
Turmel until he produced evidence in
support of his contention regarding the
source of the money.
Chnmbrr to Push Inqnlrj.
Ah .official statement Issued by the
Chamber of Deputies to-night recount
the circumstances of the finding of the
money and then adds that a suspicious
Individual had been feccn to confer fre
quently with M. Turmel In the lobby of
tho Chamber. It adds that inquiry Into
the affair will be continued.
. A statement given out from the office
of President Deschanel adils that Turmel
first refused to make known the source
from which tho money was obtained, but
later wrote out a brief cxplan.. on that
payment was made by tho SwIm Federal
Hank, the object 'being to pay for advice
given "with a view of assuring the ben
efit of fiscal and similar rlslita In
In the meantime the Bulo-Almereyda
affair has been overshadowed by this
latest sensation. A correspondent of
the Journal who went to the town of
Loudeac, which Is In the district Turmel
represents, recounts one Incident which
has ammol the Parisians Immensely.
At the local hotel the correspondent, in
speaking with the landlord, mentioned
the nama of Turmel, whereupon the
landlord drew him to one side and said
"Don't mention that name. My cook
'jt his first cousin. We have destroyed
all the newspapers for three days, as
she would oAilt If she read what they
have to say about him."
TO QUIZ NEW CABINET.
French Socialists Seek Information
on War I'ollrlrs.
Paris, Sept. 17. An Important debate
Is expected to-morrow when the new
Cabinet, headed by Prof, Paul Palnleve,
appears before thp Chnmber of Deputies.
A discussion of the general policies of
the Government will come up on Inter
pellations by Deputies Jean Chaulln
Servlnicrc. Radical Socialist ; Aristldo
Jobert. Socialist, and Victor Augagncur.
Republican Socialist and Minister of
Marine In tho second Cabinet of c
Deputy I.ouIm Dubois will question the
Government regarding the conduct of
the war, while Deputies Victor Boret and
Adrien Darlac will demand explanations
as to how the Government proposos to
assure France a supply of wholesome
Three other Interpellations on ques
tions of detail will probably be post
poned. BIRTHS IN WAR ZONE FALL.
Average In IlrnssrU Jnt Half
That In 101.1.
Havre, France, Sept, 17. The heavy
Increase In tho death rate In the occu
pied territory of Belgium and the cor
responding decrease In the birth rate
arc well Illustrated in vital statistics
of the Brussels district recently mado
public by Belgian authorities. For tho
first six "months of 1913 In this district
there wero 6,417 births, an overage of
17 per thousand Inhabitants, and 4,926
deaths, an average of 13.7 per thousand
In the first six months of 1915 there
were r.,346 births, an average of 14.3,
and 5,218 deaths, an average of 14.
In the corresponding period In 1917
there were 3,311 births, an average of
8,5, and 7,272 deaths, an average of 19,3.
HINDENBURG WARNS NATION.
Telle nival Factions "Oar Kxlst
rnre Is Still at Stake,"
Ambtkrdam, Sept. 17. According to
tho German press, Field Marshal von
lllndeu.iurg lmu tekgiuplicd to Du'ko
Johunti Albrecht of Mecklenburg, the
president of the new Patriotic party, the
"Your appeal to tho men of East Prus
sia has tilled me with great Joy because
It seriously warns us Germans not to
forget the war during Internal dissen
sions. Despite the promising military
situation, our people's existence and po
sition In the world Is still at stake,"
The message urged, the conclusion of
peacn between the rival parties In thu
empire and added: "It we aro united nt
liomu we shall provo unconquerable."
RUMORS STIR PARIS
Is Presumed There That
They Aro Meant to He
ERZBERGER IS REBUKED
j Cologne "Gazette" Favors
Special Cable Denpatck to Tns Sun-.
Paris, Sept 17. Iteporti regarding
the partition of .Rumania, apparently
emanating from Washington but unde
niably being circulated by the samo
Oerman sources In which they had their
origin, are causing much speculation
here. It Is presumed that tho sugges
tions nre thrown out for the purpose of
preparing the world for the Teutonic ro
ply to tho Pope's peace note, or perhaps
as another attempt to sound tho Allies,
while the German and Austrian Em
perors and Von Hindenburg consult over
war plans prior to the opening of the
Either of these suppositions Is prob
able, but the tone of tho German news
papers, official nnd semi-official, hardly
I Is In harmony with rumors of pacific In
tentions being disseminated outside Ger
many. The reception given President
Wilson's reference. In his reply to the
Pope's appeal, to the distinction which
the Allies make between the German
peoplo and tho German Government has
been a storm of execration by the Ger
man press, with the exception of a few
Matthias Erxberger, the Catholic Dep
uty of Wurttemberg. who was active In
the preparation of the peace resolution
In tho Reichstag and perhaps also had
a hand In framing the pontifical note,
was rebuked by one of his strongest
supporters, the Deutsche Volktbtatt of
Stuttgart which says:
"WilHon's rejection of the Pope's peace
proposals has created a new situation.
Now that the pontifical project has been
cast aside Erabergcr, Schcldemann and
their followers must pursue a course
that has but one aim, that of bringing
about a decisive German victory, the
Such a declaration sounds like a
strange prelude to a posslbla pacific re
Ply to the Pope's appeal. An equally
bitter note Is sounded by the .Vonl
drutschr Oatette, commenting upon tho
revelations that tho Kaiser prior to the
outbreak of hostilities tried to organize
a European war and violate neutral ter
ritory. Tho paper says :
"We have seen how tho encircling of
Germany by England has led to war.
In this the true motives of Edward VII.
The battle of- the -Mame has been
taken as the basis for an attack upon
Bethmann-Hollweg, who Is accused
of being responsible for the German de
feat In September, 1914, because he had
not provided Germany with sufficient
army corps to Insure victory.
' Finally the future of Alsace-Lorraine
Is being studied carefully, as Berlin
realizes that this question must figure
prominently In any proposals. Tho
Cologne Gazette, usually well Informed,
says four possible solutions are In con
templation. The first Is for Alsace and
Lorraine to retain their present status,
the second Is to Incorporate the terri
tory Into Prussia, the third to divide
the states between Prussia and Bavaria,
the fourth to make Alsace-Ixirralno an
autonomous grand. duchy with a Ger
man Catholic prince on the throne.
The first suggestion Is admitted even
by the Cologne Oasette as solving
nothing and effecting no Improvement.
The second would be a triumph of tho
Junker policy since 1S71, the practical
Imprisonment of the Inhabitants of tho
two provinces. A similar argument
holds against the third proposal, and In
addition It Is pointed out that it would
be dangerous, in the second nnd third
offered solutions, to give the people ab
solutely no voice In their affairs.
Tho fourth suggestion Is supported by
the powerful Cologne paper an that
which tho majority of the inhabitants of
Alture-I.orralne aro said to desire. It
"These peoplo with French and re
publican Ideals would welcome the rule
of a German prince If It were without
direct Interference by Germany."
GERMANS DIGGING IN
ON BELGIAN COAST
Allied Bomb Attacks Hamper
Enemy's Military Work.
Special Cable Despatch to Tns Scv from the
tCopyriont, HIT, all nahta retened)
Amsterdam, Sept. 17. Allied bomb
attacks take place dally in north Flan
ders and along the coast. Bombs have
been thrown on Bruges and the Eclois
ratlnay station and other points with
the object of rendering mllltnry work
difficult. One place attacked naa a new
airdrome which eemed likely to become
the largest In Flanders. In the wooded '
region of Scheevcse, between Donck and
Moerkerke, many civilians wero busy i
under the German lash. The gigantic '
building thus prepared was scarcely an I
hour's walk from the Dutch frontier.
As a result of similar German nc-'
tlvltles at various points tho whole I
civilian population from Cole und other
hamlets as far as Belgerhneve must go
outh to work. Tho Germans nre laying
new works between ZcebrusKe and
lllankenburg, whereon the cl lllans from
Bruges are required to labor.
These works Indicate a contradiction
of the recent rumor that the Germans
soon would surrender their hold upon
the coast. High officers frequently onnie
to Bruges to inspect the works there.
Tho population of Hcystknooko lias re
ceived instructions to .hold mattrcses at
the disposal (if the Germans.
After plundering the villas tho enem
now Is beginning to use the homes of
the settled population, whose life already
Is very hard through lack of food, forced
labor and the dangers of the occupied
region. Assistant Commissary I-eJeune
of I. lege, who was sentenced to death
with other patriots, has been shot in
a ditch nt Chartreuse, Nothing yet Is
known of tho fate of the Burgomaster of
With reference to the escape of a
Bnlglan motor boat carrying men to
Join the Belgian army the Teleprnn
learns that the Germans In Antwerp nre
fin lolis. They luvu arretted thu kteper
of the lock from which the boat do
Indigestion. One package
proves it. 25c at all druggists.
SOLDIER A SUICIDE
Neff Kicks Trigger of Rifle
at Camp Drill.
Private George Neff of Company K,
165th Infantry, stepped back from the
ranks while at drill at Camp Mills yes
terday, placed the muzzlo nf his rifle
ugulnst his mouth and kicked the
trigger. Ho fell backward dead In full
view of his comrades.
Neff was called a model soldier. He
enlisted In the Seventy-first Infantry nt
the beginning of tho war and was one
of the men transferred to tho old Sixty
ninth to make the completed 165th. Sun
day ho was permitted to come to Now
York for the day. Ho returned appar
ently In good spirits.
For thirteen years Neff was an ac
countant at Tiffany's. He was married
nnd lived at 28 St. Nicholas placo. Mrs.
Neff and their daughters, Adelaide, 20,
and Marjorle, 19, mado up the family.
"Tho reason why father took his life,"
said one of the daughters last- night,
"was that he had been suffering from
nervous trouble. He misstated his age
to enlist. He was 47 and he told them
he was 40. Ills father was the late Col.
Harmanus Neff of the army, and he was
born In Philadelphia. Business reverses
preyed on Mb mind and ho must have
been Insane; there Is no other explana
tion." Major Donovan has been ordered to
Investigate tho suicide.
WHEAT PRICES TOO
HIGH, SAY BAKERS
Declare IToover Rate of $2.20
n Hush el Gives Fnrm
ers Whip Hand.
Special Detpatch to Tnr. Sex.
Ciiicaoo, Sept. 17. Complaints that
the farmer Is holding the bag of pros
perity and that every other person Is
forced to drop something Into It or
starve were emphasized to-day with the
arrival of 2,000 master bakers here to
attend their annual convention. Many
shippers, grain men and railroad man
ngers arrived at the same time to con
fer on the situation.
The baker does not hesltato to say
that Congress has legislated and that
the Food Commission has fixed prices
that make the farmer the dominant per
son in tho light against high prices. The
fixing of wheat prices at 12.20 a bushel,
undreamed of a few years ago, with a
minimum price of f2 a bushel for 1918,
they declare, not only boosts the price
of flour to tho neighborhood of 12 a
barrel retail but places the consumer nt
tho mercy of tho farmer, who Is even
now holding back his grain crop for a
Millers assert they are unable to get
sufficient wheat to grind that the farm
ers are hoarding while exporters as
sert the Kastern seaboard Is free of
wheat and unless the farmers let go of
their crops the supply to the Allies wilt
be down to the danger point.
On top of these conditions, the milk
producers aro preparing to demand a
heavy Increase In price despite tho fnct
that Herbert C. Hoover, Food Adminis
trator, has appealed to them to main
tain present prices. They assert the
cost of mill feed and the fact that they
must winter feed their dally herds even
In summer make any price less than
'J3.r0 n hundred pounds of milk a mere
pittance that will result In sending their
dairy cattle to the stock yards.
Naturally with the price of milk ad
vancing butter prices have shot skyward
and butter to-day commands more than
50 cents a pound retail In Chicago, a
hitherto unheard of price at this time of
Ueports from many communities nre
that farmers are refusing to dig potatoes
or harvest other vegetables or fruit
crops unless they are guaranteed prices
far In excess of what they havo received
in years previous. Personal observation
In Michigan, Wisconsin nnd Iowa shows
that hundreds of tons of fruit and cab
bage are rotting for lack of preserving
or shipping to market. Some dealem
report that farmers in certain localities
are trjlng to force the price of potatoes
to the same height it reached lust win-1
tor by holding their crops.
The. arrival In Chicago to-morrow of
Julius Barnes, chairman of the export
board of the food administration, whluft
regulates all wheat exports, is said to
bo In line with the Government's pur
pose to prevail upon the farmers to
release their wheat for consumption and
Fhlpplng, It is known that the seaboard
shipping points are now practically free
of wheat and that the grain commission
is anxious to get grain for export.
It In asserted that the pinch the
millers nnd others are experiencing In
tho matter of getting the farmers to
release their wheat nt the fixed price,
due to their objection to the commission
of 1 per cent., will bring nhout drastic
measures by the food administrator
the confiscation of wheat from those
farmers holding out and the paying to ,
them of tho price named by the Gov
ernment. It Is declared Ur. Barnes's I
mtaslon lVct has that objective.
VANADIS SURVIVORS ARRIVE. I
Thrlr Ilrsctie nt Sen nrTrrtrd by 1
British Patrol Ilnnta.
Sixty-four survivors of the crew of
the former C. K. O. Billings yacht
Vanadls, purchased by the Russian 1
revolutionary Government nnd sunk flvo
days ago 160 miles east of Sidney, 1
Cape Breton, as the result of nn ex. !
ploxlon of Its oil tanks, arrived here last
night by rail from Halifax. The re- '
malnlng member of he crew Is In a j
hospital nt Halifax recovering from
According to n navnl Lieutenant In
cliaige of tho men the explosion oc.
curred in the middle of the night nnd
it was with tho greatest dlfllculty that
they managed to escape from the burn- i
Ing ves.-el In open boats. After n night
and day of battling with a rough se,
the crew was picked up by British
Defective merhantsm was thought to
have caused the explosion. I
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KILLED IN CHARGE
"Austrian Army' I'iics lt
Pistol nnd Is Horrified (S
TBAGEDV IX MIMIC .u
Monte Snnto Fulls to Italiiins
nt Cost of Six-ycnr-nlil's
By virtue of tho possesion f 4
wooden sword, a sailor sul anil a j0llj
father who had told him of the t hrilli ic;
deeds of the Italian armies in i,. a)l
turo of Monte Santo from the Aujtna:,
Lulgl Antonelll of 27S Tillary jttt
Brooklyn, though he was only c Jui,
old, was the unanimous choice nf the
"gang" for "Gen. Cndorna" when the
gang marched Into n acnnt lot ,u Til
lary ftrcet and St. Kdwnrd's pUt4
yesterday for Its dally game ot war
And Lulgl so proud there svetne to
tie some danger of a chei-t cxpan ,0n
that would utterly destroy hN twv, uiu.
form, wax-ed his sword and for m-.iriy
half an hour drilled the Italian .mrvr
up and down the vacant lot. Then ),',
had an Inrplratlon, called Into being t,y
the sight of nn abandoned chicken oo
at one end of the lot. The mop cv.
plained I.ulgl to his valiant army. wojM
ue me Austrian ionincauons on Mor.tj
Hanto against which ho would u,,
Hard to Find nn Austrian.
And who would be the Aiptrlan iii-mv'
At first nobody wanted to be the A(,.
trlan army, because ever) body titid.r.
stood that "Gen. Cadorna" would be ic.
torlous and none of tho boys wanird to
lose, even to the Italians. But at lrni;ti
Michael Hchloffo, of 47 St. Kd ward's placo
volunteered to be tho enemy, hccitae
Michael was 10 years old and grown up,
as compared with the other bo., and
he was willing to do almost anything t
help along the fun. So .Michael ucnt
behind) the chicken coop and nroiiche.1
there, looking over the top of It a. r..
rociously as any Austrian ever tnoknl,
while "Gen. Cadorna" marched his i-n
to the other end of the lot to prepare for
the grand assault.
For a long time the "General" lie t
council of war. Finally he decided nhd
to do. Waving his swnrd above In
head, the little figure of the "fjeiipral'
charged toward the Austrian di-f.ti m
his soldiers swarming behind trim, .md
In their excitement they forgot ty
were only playing and Immbir'i d encv
Michael with a Rtortn of stones And nf
course Michael looked around for n'r.
thing to hurl back at them fm the
ground In the bottom of the chicken mon
he picked up an old, ruty revolver nh'eh
appeared to have lain there for ucj
With this In his hand he climbed tn f
top of the coop and waited.
General I.rmts Vnllnnt t'linrur.
The valiant Itnllaru--, hlioutlna t it
hatred of the Austrian, came ni. r.g
on toward the fortifications nf t ie (
emy, led by Lutel. who b) th s t m
firmly believed he was Gen. P.iiIch n.a ,
the flesh. Lcajilng ahead of o:
rushing army, "Gen. Cadorna" J urn-'
on top ot tho chicken coop to on.-igf
the enemy In hand to hand combat nd
Michael, not having the slighter mIm
that the old revolver would shoo1 pnn M
the weapon at Lulgl ami pulled h
The pistol exploded, and th ,i .
through his chest "Gen. C.ulort i D.
pled off tha chicken coop dead f-e
held of battle.
STEEL MEN WALK OUT
Xrnrly I. OOO Quit .Imie A l.nn
lln l'nrnni'rs nt I'Kl.linru
Pirrsnvno, Sept. 17 N'e.i
workers eniploveil In inal- c
largo portion of which Is s.v ri . .
Ing Into Government uses, wen
Idle to-night by the rlruing . f '
the six furnaces of the V.,z.i i
the Jones & Lnughlln Stif r
The company announced t'v
compelled to close heoausi nf 'I
of more than 300 furnace mo i
for work to-day.
It Is said that 130 nun i
laid off a few days ago bc a r.
construction work planned I. '
puny had been 'nhnndnned
their fellow workers to lUu,
disorders have thus ftir ace.m.i.,
walkout. It was reported to-' c
the Federal Department nf Uilm. .
Interest Itself In tho sltu.nloi
QUEBEC BRIDGE SPAN IN PLACE.
Thronas AVntcli Third I r In 1 l
StvIiib- Section Tlint rll I .t
Qukmcc. Sept. IT To. nig 1 ' '
tral span of the Qurlu-i' cant ' '
which haH furnished tw f '
traglo chapters In the hiM. . '
building, swings :itox t'ie
River nt a point bovotul 11, ,
It fell last year with a .-
lives. Work ceased nt T, . ' 1
will be resumed in tho in."
task belntr tn tlevate the inn
link that xlll connect w'th
Jectlnns on either side
The span Is f,tn feet ,miz and
raised to a llnal position 1' f
tho river It was bronKi d
river on pontoon., at IiIkIi t i
Ing and then was left mi ,
the al-nro piers by four , :
mnilntiK size, siiid to be '
chains ever constructed T - '
the spun equals that of .,
liner. The structure on 'I. I
sides of the two piers : "
Tho thrones cheered
toons first floated free of '
but remained until night i.i
structure by itupercept.lil.- l. ..
slowly In midair. It is ex,,
require two more das t. . .
work, of which t! o nia-i
still Is ahead, the rtiginrci
Inci easing tension up. n i
certain to weaken them i '