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THE SUN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1917.
lmliislrli'.i by which co.il iniJ mw ma terial shipment In thnnf industries would In' materially lesfoncd, With tho il.i'.i of thn cnutit.iy'n needs ill hand he umilil ho alili In m !iinii Hon r.i.l hU mn is that ronielhliiK m-nr 100 per cent, i tl'.-ictK-y In niMilful jirtKl notion would 1 1. hi It An-" f any frclcht congestion occurred or If any Imluxtry necessary, to the huc ices nf tin' war ns crippled the blantu would l.e lull! nt his Moor. Ho would he mm nf the IiIkkcsi men In the udmlnls. trillion of the war, because lie would hold the Industrial activities nf the coun try hoth for the duration of the war and to .wine extent f.ir many jenr.i to come In the hollow of his ham), III order won hi cnonuniRn or ills rouraffo certain lines of Industrial en deavors and would be a controlling fac tor In diitnonatrutlna- whether a democ racy can successfully wane war. It Ih Bcnerally held that the subject of non-esK'ntliilM must he taken up winner or later. It Is nRrced that to Jump In and disrupt Industries now woul1 facilitate- America' prosecution of the war for the moment, hut would so i weaken her ImtuMrlal faln-le that when the reaction st In the country would he worse off than It now Ik. However, present necessities are such that a more decided teiid toward turnltiK the na tions activities away from tho produc tion of non-essential must be started. COAL MOVING SLOWLY Receipt Nt III I'nllliiK Off n nr. lief In SUM. There wns little change In the coal shmtagc situation yesterda) Coal was moving slowly from the mines and the lecelpts at tidewater fell off from Sat urday's figures some lf,,000 tons, leav ing a slock on hand at New Jersey docks for transfer to New York In the next twenty-four hours approximately les than on Saturda) or yesterday. Saturday's figures were estimated to b about la.dOO torn". n, upilnst a normal demand of from S.'.nno to 15,000 tons. A repi emulative of Tun Sun toured the ynils and docks from 1'erth .xmboy to rdcewater jeslerday, and while let ters kepi arriving at Tub Sun orflce sjwrtlntr that hundreds of empty cars were lying on the tracks at New Jersey terminals and that the railroads were dually not helping overcome thn coal crisis of New York none of these Klorles could be substantiated In fact from a personal view of conditions. At a meeting of 5ni) small dealers on Saturday night a tentative, organization whs formed to he Known as the United Hebrew Itetall coal Dealers Association. It was openly charsed nt the meeting that cellar dealers are being charged by the coal cartels nt the rate of $20 to tiS.lio a ton for coal that thu carters purchase from the wholesaler at the Oovernnient price of from $S.r0 to JO 10 a ton. A committee of these dealers was ap pointed to confer with the Manhattan Fuel Administrator, and Kceo Schley has ananged that this meeting shall take placo at 11 o'clock this morning at his off lie, r,; llroadwa. l'roni a general survey of the coal situation o.tcrday from the )ards In New Jersey to the wholesaler, reta(l deeper and cellar man In .Manhattan It was iippnent that New York his little likelihood of relief before spring from (he coal famine H 1 now experiencing. The coal Is not helng mined In sufficient quantities to meet demands. Motive power Is far below uuimal and the gov ernmental demands upon the railroads ha called a lescncd movement of cars currying coal inrgoes. "Thn situation It. still serious'' was the tcre manner in which Kcevc Schley summed up tho situation last night. VOTED TO AID CAILLAUX. Twn Htu'tHllst find I'nrtlsnn Drp- ntle Were for linmutilt? . Paths, Dec. 23. One of the two nega tive votes cast in the Chamber of Depu ties yesterday on the resolution depriv ing former Tremler Joeph Calllaux of Parliamentary Immunity In the accusa tions agaln't him for alleged treason able dealing" with the enemy was cast by M rttirrin-Pngeiis. one of the three Socialist Deputies who attended the In ternational Socialist conference in Switz erland In ttie spring of l!Ufi, which also was attended by Herman Socialist rep resentatives, , The other vote In opposition was cast hy M. Ilellnguier, a Deputy from llaute Oaronne, a member of the Calllaux group Thn vote for the resolution was 417. .. ARGENTINA AGAIN IN FERMENT Troops hn-k Antl-lieriiinii nlots . in IHienos Arres. Buenos Atrks, Dec. 23. Only tho Utmost vitrllince or ratrols and mounted . troopa prevented anti-German rioting yesterday. The. downtown streets were crowded with Christmas shoppers and ereral attempts were made to organize demonstrations. Students and others marched to La Union Hulldlng chanting 1C OO0 pesos," which was the amount I of thn monthly subsidy said to have been obtained from llerlln by Count von Lux- ourg, the drvned (Ierman Minister. The crowds dispersed when charged bv troops, put patrols trotted through the downtown section all night preventing I marching crowds from Joining each other. The publication of the additional I i.uxourg uespaionc nas caused a new outbreak of bitterness against Herman and It is expected It will be voiced In Congress this week. As a result of the revelations that the Hermans had been paying a mnnthly silbsldy tn the newspaper l.n fnlort'the directors and editors of l.n I'nion have been suspended by the Press Club. GERMAN PRISONERS REPORT U. S. INVADED New York Also Captured, It News From Teutons. fprrinl Ir.ialrA tn Trrz Six Rai.timore, Dec 23 Further con firmation nf deception and of the ef forts of tierm-in to strengthen the morale of her soldiers In the trenchea is cen In Ihe circulation of the renort that the Imperial arm. has invaded the I T'nlted States, captured New York ami Is marching on to Washington. This In- I formation was given by several Herman I prisoner to bnvs of the 117th Trench' Mortar Mattery, Daltlmnre contingent In ' the Rainbow Division, serving in France n account of the conversation is con-I tallied 111 a letter from Jack A. Clarke, son or Mr. and Mis, Andrew J. Clarke nf Baltimore, who Is now with the trench mortar batters . In his letter, datod No- vember 27. young Clarke writes: "Just a litlln Incident nf how Irnomnt the Herman soldiers are kept of the psrt the Frilled States Is playing In the war was mown ine other nay while a crowd sstlon a Herman soldier expressed great; surprise on being told that the American arms were meeting with success, Thn poor fellow had been-told that Ihe Her- tnan army hnd Invaded the l'nlted State, captured New York and were marching victoriously on to Washington "Another one of the (Ierman prisoners said that the soldiers had been led lo l- irve .na. inn vmencaii i.ij s v ere Milt. i-ii runners wrur'llg.ine uilltorm of 111.' American aini) This they were loht eelv. thn Vie Miles to try to de - h. ...r... :L ': -"" nisi, or lis were talking to some of the Her I hey slienq at the right pace without n.m.i. i. nir orrnirrr or-..i ir man prisoners at one of the camps pot ' Mint, but they save at the right point V e cc med n o b HIv a cm' K en , , , " cut 'u. I "u'"lnB1 "V " 'N' rr,v"re N' far from where we were stationed Onet"" The automobile used by the oIIIc.i.k '' S,, 'n', , V Z h, Ik. I ' ? "i ' " - - . . ment. Decen of the hovs who could sneak Herms., Is a splendid machine . put s nsle otllceL r.prl' ,,ut. ,hHt. " V ",rao.r" 1 That the order I. already showing re. 1 ,,,, ..rr,il.e Will, 1. W. W. '. Cruger. Miss was talking to several of the Uermun do not iie iiutomoblles, but molorcvcles ,"n', ,K' r w"n ' . "mpp,nB. ,n s.u"" "nown ."y...R rrFnn "reive.) by Private V Prisoners In the course of the conver. with small side cars There are dozens eoiiseipience or .no oarre,, zone warrare .urgeon-tienerai lime rrom mo met) lea , " " Company. itanci" arrived in Seventh German Loan Nets $3,156,415,050 LONDON, Dec. 23. Finn! ! ures for the seventh Germiin lonn were 12,(525,060,200 marks (approximately $3,150,415,050 under normnl exchange), nccortl )(? to a Rcuter despatch from Amsterdam quoting a message from Berlin. Subscriptions to tho seven German loans are as follows: 1. Sept., 1014. $827,520,000 2. March, 1915. 3. Sept., 1915. . 4. March, 1010. 5. Oct.. 1010. . . 0. April, 1917. . 7. Sep.-Dec, '17 1,994,400,000 2,918,400,000 2,185,200,000 2,6511,414,000 .'1,089,000,000 3,166,415,050 Total .$15,027,349,050 AMERICANS GIVEN PRAISE BY SWISS Basle Paper Lauds Methods of Traiiiinur and Progress Made ly Troops. pftnt ( orresponitttire to Tx.tr SfV rants. He. 10. The Busier Snrhrirh (en of Hisle, Switzerland, under the cap tion "Mow Americans Are Coming l'p" prints the following. "In the early part .if July we con ducted the readers of this paper to a harbor of the Atlantic Ocean, where the I Mist American troops had arrived. Slme that time the advance of the Americans has mil been interrupted. Ships contain ing troops and war material are-coinlng In constantly The camps already hold men from all sections of tho Tnlted Stales. They are scattered In different places In the training camps. During this time a gieai American military zone has been established. They have worked wonders, no that on October lf C.en. Per shing could Invite Marshal .IntTre to re view Hie (list division ready to fight, "We were unfortunately not able to witness this review, but a few das ago we made It possible to go from village to village, from training camp to training i iimp, so as to gain at tirst hand an ade uuale Idea of the American achievements In i:urnpe. by talking with their olllcers and Inspecting the men While doing so we gained many Impressions which we set down hereafter. Ciinir to Knil War. ''What do nur .voung officers and men think of this war?' we asked one of the Colonels in a division hcadcuarters. The answer ua prompt "'We came across the ocean to end the war lSvery man wants to see this matter finished, mi th.it the world may hud captured them, the Austro-fierman enjoy peaie thereafter. How Is that I forces are concentrating heavily, accord posslble" The Hermans are able soldiers. I ing to all available reports, north and Thej are best fitted to urge the mill-1 northeast of this Important approach to tarlstlc argument If they aie beaten, i dominating Monte Orappa they will he easily handled. And as to1 A new and unprecedented!.- vigorous this handling, c leave that to President onslaught on the harriers to the plains Wilson. Hut we must first arhlcvo vie-1 Is expected soon not only at Orafipa tory. side by side with our allies.' Itwlf hut on the Aslago plateau and jios- "The Americans know what they lack, i slhly the lower Tlnve, where enemy troop aid they know, too. that some time III concentrations also are recorded. Hut when the- say that they will have a huge anii effect He armv read more iiule'nly than the Knglish did the. are not hoisting at all When the English nteied the war they had only l nrmy """ in i.urnpe, wnicu nail to no , utilized a, once, and had to a large ,,c- gree to be retrained They had hardly 1 any more of the regular army left to ' servo as territorial troops. The Tnlted States of No.th America had about 3.-.O.-. nun men as regular troops. These are nil on the wav to Frame; their place heimr taken at home hy the mllltla inese men. ine mei comers or whom' have served sir mn.,tl,o uhii. i.i, I " mn'-i . huve been ,n the service for venrs. a, e ready for the field, know all about mill- tary details, and have only to be trained ' Into the secrets or Ihe most modern mill- .ary warfare, as It has .haped Itself on ' I.uropean battlefield1) This applies lo olllcers, subalterns and soldiers. The Instructors of the officers are French and i HrHi-h comrades and the instructors of , the soldiers are the French pollnu chiefly Alpine guards. The Americans ' thus Instructed In turn will become the .teachers of thn new arrivals from America, until the entire 3,r.0.non are I trained up to the minute, like European ' "'.r.-. Terrllorluls 1'rntnlng. 'Meanwhile the territorial troops are belnu- trained lo Am.,l u-i,.; . .. . read, T-nro. n,. ,. mi,.,., ,...'.. thev then will receive similar training out ine reguurs when they arrived and In France. Two or three months after they reach here they will be ready to do their share at the front i "The atmospheric conditions pievn'l- ear" will he marked hv furious bat ing In that section nf France where the, ties which will last a fortnight." Americans are being trained have been anything but pleasant, but Die hardships of the weather have Interfered in n.t' way with the exercises. Entire com.1 panics practise bayonet charges In one place, while another group Is trying out, ruacoiiie sunn .-omo are nuns taught the theories of attack and repulse, while others are practising them All klndi of practice of Infantry and artillery Is gnlng on constantly- In the woods. u'hliA others learn how to handle the hsnl grenades i oe vmencan soioiers nre preparing themselves zealously for their great task, i undei- the best possible materia! condl- Hons. How- well they are provided fori They get wagea of a dollar a day, hut whoever has not seen It can hardly Im- 1 aglne how well they arc fed. One eve- ning I went Into the kitchen of the ma- rine gunners. In great kettles they were cooking fried potatoes, and each man received with these a beefsteak the size of a Isrge pancake, and for dessert bllire pieces of French tonst llhernllv I strewn with sugar. I "They had Pleilt. of cood while hread to eat with their meal The commandant of this battalion, which had made sov- eral good shots with the Swiss guns they "ere using, called our attention to the fact that this was not the main meal of the day. The chief drink of the Amer- lean soldiers Is spring water, and we can testify that Ihe same was given tn the officers as to the men Only in general, headquarter was a bottlo opened In , honor of a visitor. "Hood, wholesome food, no alcohol: .lavish almost to the point nf luxury In ' personal equipment, and In all that lends 1 to comfort, hut naught to Interfere with readiness for battle ; not a useless thing ; " at seems to ne ine American rule nf ,1m, ih,,. iiLtimn.. hi.a, .i..... i.. ' I am sure that nothing has been omllle.) which might aid thn olllcers' trnlnlnu. bill the schools for nlllcersi which ne visited were Spartan In their slmplldtv. Whatever was necessary waa "I hand, but not one thing more. The nllVer In service was not to have any- thing beller than Ins men " 1 - Liinpon iiiTiiinn lip lllllll I rllllles. Dee 23 The Herman air , raid on I'.ugllHh timet towns last nUht rcimnru iii nu eimuaiups or nuiiuif, u cording to tho official announcement to- day. One airplane waa brought to eurth. ITALIANS VICTORS AT MONTE ASOLONE Dislodge Knrmy From Most of Positions in Scries of Bold Attacks. BATTLE LASTS ALL DAY Atisfro-Oeriiinns Rrntcn Hnck in Attempted Drive on Vcn ice. Rt the Auociatei Prem. HllAPQI'AnTKIU) OK THE ITALIAN AnMT IN NoiiTllgn.v iTAl.T.Dec. 21 (delayed). In a succession of brilliant attacks throughout yesterday and to-day the Italians eucceeded In dislodging the enrmv from a great part of Monte Asolone and driving him back more than two-thirds of a mile nlong a three mile front The enemy's occupation of Asolone wi s regarded rh a serious men ace, hecausi It gave him partial control of San Lorenzo Valley, leading to the plain and Hassano. A determined effort was made there fore to redeem the position. The first attack was in darkness, at 2 o'clock Jcstrnlay morning, when a small de tachment nf the Seventh Infantry i limbed .Monte Asolone and nlade a furious charge on the sleeping garrison. I'or a time the little hand wns beyond the summit, Inn finally was driven back by superior numbers. The mnlii attack begnn at 10 o'clock In the mottling, when the Alplnl and Seventh regiments advanced on a tnreo mile front, having Asolone as Its centre. The left and centre moved straight ahead, while the right executed a turning movement which partially enveloped the enemy imMtlon on Asolone. The fight ing was furious all through the day and Into the darkness of last night, when the Italians again had mastered the strat egic points of Asolone and the enemy was pushed back for nearly e mile. The enemy's effort to crns the Old Plave at the nearest point to Venice has been thrown back by Italian sailors and marines. BOLD BLOW PLAN KM). Knrtiiy llnprs tn llotd I'enU llrrn If I'nalile In tlrrnk Line. Ry tlt .atortatti rrtn With tub Kkkncii Armies in North rns Itaut, Deo. 23. Tnexvecte dly balked In their march toward the plain by thn loss of the Monte Asolone posl- Hons lthln twenty-four hours after they arpro.tciimg unanimity tnai in Aus trian? have given up hopo of breaking through the Italian line at present, so far as to force another great retreat, all available Information indicates the ") - v...v. .... cm. J the plain and would i.a8 .Pr'f,er,1" Potion p'.aln. at least where cUma tic condition. , oilM favor his P'.J, ' l,'e i""" w.muh uumr mum .un-i trol ihe territory for miles In front of mem. , J ,L , ' 'l'j'. i Asolone heights- the correspondent found I . ... , ....-.. ''"P ',w ..,V. . of nVLnn, , '10lm -"sWy y""h est of Orappa I ntu almT" '"" -"ou'h, of -X',n'',n'- "M a,' ",'.'!? J"1' h'"K bmnlnrdeil '. r"' who Tt...l e. . Ilvl. l...n.vrfoMt 1 u 4 . keeps the Aus r"""'a";f " at a considerable distance from the plain thev are seeking but makes Ihelr prog. rej-a tovvanl It extremely dlfTlcult now that the weather conditions, unfavorable, for several days, ate Increasing In se . verity I 1 Countless lleht and heavy Italian bat I terlcs, honev combing and dotting the I two adjoining mountains, are hammer-1 Ing the enemy unceasingly. Lvery path I in the mountain side disgorges troops working under , w. ... ... .v.. o,. ii.. .f.-r A. '" .' a.... into the reserve, helms relieved by re iv. and then gradually worklng'thelr wav forward to the first line again. The prisoners, vlrtuallv without ex .entlon. predict that the end of this DEPUTY FOR PEACE. kPeeoh In Italian Parliament lireeled With Cnraea fptriat Cabtr Petptiteh to Tns St. rnpyrlait. 1S17, all rfffaU renert tit Home. Dec. 22 (delayed) In Parlla- merit this evening the Socialist Deputy Wlttnor Morgan sjioke tor tniee noura against the war. which, he said, Italy as puwenes- u ,,. suggested, a peace should be made slm- Hr to Russia's, and he openly praised the Maximalists, Ttl speech was most unpatriotic and most violent and aroused the Indignation of thn House, but although he was hooted, cursed and accused nf aiding the enemy, Morgarl, despite the uproar nl"' tumult, continued his talk, although toward the end he spoke to an empty House, na the members went out as a slen nf protest. alorgan s speern is nseiy ro Tie ex- I plolted by the enemy, but It does not represent the Ideas of even a small minority, alnco the continuation of the war Is recognized as essential even by l the tfoclallsls, . ' nprr rrc 7C aDlfTTTn ' Ul4jLlJli V 10 HUM! J I PjU. I lint fJernmny Aaaerla There Are exrer Vraerla tn Sink, I.ONPOH, Dec. 2S. An official state- merit haa been Issued In Metlln, accord int. ir n neuter despatch from Amster. dam, regarding teferences by Premier ,ov, Heorge on December 20 to Ihe sbmailne warfare. It says his usser- Mini "particularly ot cargo space avail able for nniisn tramr as a result ot which einninse u, It,x musi necessarily gradually decline," The ttatement adds : "liven the convoy system, with Its progressive extension, works In Increaa- Ing measure In our favor for It means, especial!) In consequence of Inevitable heaping up of shipping in ports am! , , ,i.,,... -....i, i.i i ..... lillllzabln cargo space that It requires a veiy coiislderahla total of sinkings to enua such loss or aval able ihhn iu by tho direct method of chip deatruc- i tlon." Austria Expects Food From Russia Very Soon AMSTERDAM, Dec. 23. A Vienna, despatch to the Ber lin "Lokalanzeiger" says that Field Marshal von Hoofer, the Austrian Minister of Public Sub sistence, has announced that the Austrian food supply shortly will be improved by the arrival of supplies from Russia. Accord ing to Von Hoefer, the govern ments of Berlin, Vienna and Budapest are rushing transport facilities. Tho Danube will be frozen over soon, but wholeiale supplies from this source may be expected by March. U.S. TROOPS GIVE TO FRENCH ORPHANS Hiinrd I'nit Olnddens Hearts 0f Six Hundred With Xiuas Celebration. Hi Iht Aforinttit Pre With thk Am km can Apmt in Kr.vNrr, Dec. 23. The Knlted States, represented by a contingent of her fighting men last night took to her bosom 600 of the war orphans of Prance and made each of them happy. In addition 10.000 francs wns raised with which to provide for the children during the coming year This was done at a Christmas enter tainment arranged by the olllcers and men nf a certain National fltiaril division In conjunction with the French authori ties and the Kicnch War Orphans So ciety. Kadi boy and girl received pres ents from a Christmas tree set up In a divisional headquarters town. It wan the first real good time the children had had since the war began, for the fathers of nearly all of them are dead, having given their lives for 1 Krance. Many of them also are mother- The Commissioner of Ways and Com less. Not a few of them when found ' munlcatloii" has sent telegraphic In- were wandering almleeslv around the war zone, unable lo tell who they were. The parentage of numbers of them still remains unknown. Prior to the distribution of the pres ents. In the purchase of which many an American soldier dug; deer Into his funa. ih... . ... .. number of Krench singers from I'arls the erection of defensive works, ljullil. I -harg-. Ihe I nlted rilate- ni-trkl At volunteered their services. The pro- lng, Ac. on the Russian front on i ,orn,'.v l"r' admitted he had heaid of grammes were p.alnted by famous French 1 which military engineers and the field 'J,P refsirl and IVdeial agents searched artists. These had been signed bv Mar-1 "instruction department and similar the vessel but found no gold aha! Joffre, Gen. de Cafclnau and (len 1 branches of Ihe army hae been engaged. ' Members of the crew have been fnr Foch. Two programmes signed by Gen. The local workmen arc to be paid off bidden to leave the cssel and liny I'ershlng'and others bv American ill-'and sent lo their homes. Technical . "dets from a n.ual training school. visional commanders were auetloned and brought goodly sums. TROOPS GET TURKEYS. I HTrry Amerlenn Fighter lo More j Ilea) Christmas Dinner. , ' Asiit.voTON. Dec. :.t I.very Amer- lean soldier In France l to get his Chrlatmas turkev. eranberrv sauce, sw eel potatoes Hiid mince pie after all. The " railway union ami the commissanc . u,lii...u . ... .,...m War Department announced to-night '"ve been broken and the rallwa men headquarters on 1 ri.lay giving the e ti,. a.t.',. -a ,.ii !.. i have moved their headuuartters to Mns- tretnists forty-eight hours to disarm the expeditionary forcee ha.l arrived '"; wn'r the- threaten to call a gen eafelv and that ever- member of the na- or"1 railroad strike tlon's armed forces at home and abroad ' would get a complete holiday dinner Hundreds of thousands nf pounds of the best tnrkevs to be boutht In the Eastern markets have been sent across . . , ... n .. ivrui,i:, patrolling foreign waters. Bountiful been made for the ' , training camps and cantonments 3n?, 'for 'he nav's Matlon, and sXs in - ... I War 'and Navy Departments say ' 10 melnlwr f the armed force will fall to receive a Christmas token from home . . ... iririni". rtr lli'lll fi ti-iiiMi tiaiii.- tl of Pstrlotlc clt.zens. Trsnsport.s , 1,45s (1, throw. arrled to France approximately 0')0 pounds of Christmas gifts for men of the expedition! ry force.1 h special arrangements made by t. II f (( the (Jovernment. In addition to 25". 000 separalH parcel? liamllM by th mllltiiry authorities and alre idy reported received, ,,,, A ,i,, ' jji,i.,i mn. ll Is estimated that an additional 100,- 000 went directly through the malls, FRENCH DOWN 20 AIRPLANES. Three Herman Arlators Mnnnse ! I.nml In Their Own Lines. I P. rth. nee. 23. Although conditions haVP not hfrn favorahin for crlal work recently, roirrieen i.n. were brought flown ny French dyers In Ibo ten days ended December 20 and ,""- ""V.V.Ir'n iln.." damaged condition Inside their own lines according tn an official statement issued here to-day. In addition, three enemy machines were brought down by the fire of special guns, making twenty In all, AUSTRALIA DEFEATS DRAFT. MeiJorlt) xnnlnst Conscription I74.00O, TIxrlndlnK Tronnn' Vote. Ottawa, Dec 23. A majority of 174. 000 votes against conscription Is shown by the complete returns on the refeten- num )n Australia, eavs I ,,.. frnm M,ii,nrn. Renter dc rhe vole was IJS.OOO against and 764,000 for. 'otes cast by the Australian troops on tho question am being counted In Ixindon. MEN 'MADE OVER' FOR MILITARY DUTY Physical Defects Quickly Ef faced by Health Service. Wabhinoton, Dec. .3. hleveoi men premier Lloyd Reorge's exposition of who otherwise would have been unable1 Ilrltlah alms atlll la under discussion In lo do military service on account of i the newspapers, but ft new demand Is llrht nhvsleal defects were made fit nt volc'eiJ '"'re- onf staPtl,,n of' Ihe'TubUc heaTth eonll,,'" "'"B u " - ll -iv-oli A II Iiovb m nee been aecoleil : .. ... ... by the recruiting otllcera. CI. ..... . , . . t . 1 .. ........ 1.. .. ..I :....?.... . J! "' Li .i. ' public laUh seiv.co "to "conirnunlcat. with the chairman of examining board, and furnish advice, Including prescrip tions, to all rejected on account of cura ble conditions, and to request them to dl- I '.. "u " roiW , ,h ..oblle ' ,,uh service onleer In order thnl be 1 mii,. ...i.t .i,m , . inln.... v,.ir onicer in vriurKw or ine rviarinn Hospital A Facicii! I'ort. nec. 23 at Detroit, which repoits that as a re- rlHn fghtcr Shllka. Capt. Moris Dogal. I Private Floyd M. Diamond, Headquar sult a number of men rejected for mill- wiCh unheralded slipped Into the harbor , tcrs Tialn, December ID, Wlnnsboro La. tary service on account of eurabla con- bere last Friday night direct from Vlad- , " 1,Doro' ''' N.-piwu and In a alngle week eleven were re- turned and accepted for military service. , , """"" iisiiniii.T. New York I'lilversllv announces a course of lectures on marine Insurance to be given by William D. Winter at the Wall street division. 25 Mroad street, The lectures will be given on Thursdays, 6 it B to 7 P. M beginning January and oontlnulnc until April IS. MARTIAL LAW ENDS RULE OF BOLSHEYIKI f'onffinircl from First Pngc. Ists and Socialists, which It contends; alone can bo competent to decide the , question of peace for the whole of Rus sia. The Koda declare Itself favorable to settling, by peaceful methods, political and national questions, hut asserts that If the commissaries assume the conse quences of civil war It will accept tho challenge and stop at no obstacles. One reason for the quarrel Is the Kada's refusal to permit breadstuffa to be eent to northern Iluasla In conse quence of the refusal by the commis saries to Issue money In meet the needs of the I'kralnlan Oovernment This stand, It Is stated, threatens eventually to starve the north, especially at Hen. Dutoffa Cossacks hold Chlllahlnslf, thus preventing the transmission of supplies from Siberia. In the meantime the I'kralnc hns begun to Isoue Its own notes nppnalng I'orcea Mohlllic. I'kralnlan troops are ssld to be con- .CP",,rn,,t,1,,;',lw,''''" Hlnp' nnd ;vii't'h. nip Ttt!'lavllr f.irfas nr.. f-nth.it ni ttf Minsk. Tho Maximalist troops trying to reach Kle were stopped by torn up railroad tracks. I I me nana is aii to he in complete control or octe"a and lo nave necn Joined by the Hack Sea fleet. The Ho!- j shevlkt have occupied 1'roskurov, In I Podolla. The Syzran Suvlet Is said to I have disarmed four Cossack regiments there. All reports continue disconnected, however, and often contradictory. A Heuter despatch from l'ctrograd ays that notwithstanding the state of siege, sacking of nine stores continues In the capital, accompanied by the riotous scenee now familiar. Many shop and duelling have been pillager), as well as the quarters of the Danish Fled Cross. Mobs have hecn attacked with machine gun, and at one time there was a regu lar engagement In the streets Many Killed In Street Fights. Returns received from tho hospitals, which are still far from being complete, show that 2."fl persons were killed or wounded in the lighting that resulted from the sacking of wine stores and prlvato cellar structlotis to the railway men's commit tees to take control of the railroads In their own hands. The communication of the Commissioner ileclaren ttiat nil high posts, such as managers and heads of departments, have been abolished. The Commissioner of Military Affairs ..hit ri-i,,r,i i,a imniA.ituia n.uiiinn ..f ' staffs are to he disbanded, and the tin- finished defensive works are lo te left In their present state. Hulldlngs that have been completed and surplus ma terials are lo be handed over to the local Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates. -pi,,. MnsCow Soviet has decided to e-tabltsh martial law. but the reawhn for the action Is not stated Trouble Is recurring In Finland and serious rioting has been resumed at Abo. The long strained relations between TROTZKY TALKS FIGHT. Our Win ot (herlhrnwn to filvr Plarr tn Knfser. PrTaocirun. Dec 21 (delayed). De tailed reports from the special session of the Central Executive Committee of Poldlers' and Workmen's Delegates, the r.lmiitl il.l.r.rna nnrl tlia I'.uisnl , Congress, callrd to consider the peace i negotiation, show I.eon Trotiky. the Rolshevlk Foreign Minister, suggesting ,.,.. , it luan 1' llirii iiilllinj .,imn,.iiimii might be offered If then, were an at- tempt by the Central Powers to force objectionable peace upon Itussls -, have called you here to ask vmir ' unort . Tiotzkv said "Voti must heln us in our elforts to make peaco with nations and not with Herman militarism. If our delegation will meet eye to eve the representatives of the (Ierman Em - peror without the people, then peace will b Impossible. If dead silence should continue In Europe, if the German Em- peror should ho enabled to offer offen- slve terms of peace, we would fight au-'lnst It. "I do not know whether we could ftcht v.AB.,Bn r.t AMnnn,l .An.1lfln. ...... .xbau.tlon and the disorganized slate or t,a army Hut I tlilnk we would fl.ht would release all elderly o1- ,i0 Rn(j CA the youth of the country I i?. nK.h,, ' Iwt droji nf their blond The Allies must uieleratand we did not .... .. , . , . before the Kaiser. Thev know our game is not vet ended "If they should offer unacceptable life, ne.nlnst other'neonles. th.,', submit the question in the Constituent 1 t,'H,,va',Ce ,,n',!, " 11 frnt f Assembly Hut our partv takes Its nn.,1 , . . , , . , sltlon for a holy war agaln-t militarism ! 1 nrirep ! Z'mZ 'r In all countries ,.' the. Olse and the Alsne. Near Hut if, eviiHuMe.1 i.y ,i,i,' unprecedented slaughter, we must accept the terms of the Herman Emperor, we ' would accept them onlv In order to rise together w ith the Herman people against Herman militarism us wo did against ' Czarlsm. TERMS AGAIN ASKED. Noted French Socialist Uraes Mntemrtit hy Allies. f pedal Cable Petpatcn to Tim Sex Pakis. Dec. 23. The demands for "re statements of war alms" seems to tie In. satiable. President Wilson's announce - ment In his address to Congress three weeks ago was followed In a few davn !., .,.,....-..1 a...,.,au 1. r- 1....' ,,,rl lender, dcclaterf I no Allle; , leader, declaieH tho Allies should restate i their peace terms, lie asserts that Rue- sla'a ilefoctlon might have been averted , .ZlL itiV'e Wl"??" , iW' c,, ThomaH waa one of the French Social. 1st delegates who took part In a confer-1 ence with Russian Socialists last spring j ln reference to the proposed Stockholm Inf,e""s5' The Rus. nostoli, Is under Rolshevlk control. It became known to-day. A number of tho slll,i;l.H ,. Kl,re frau.rzing i " docks to-rlay with a party of alleged industrial Workers of the World, twenty, one of whom wero arrested by Federal officials uml held for Investigation, .Among thne taken Into custody were thirteen Russians. None of the sailors was arrested Shortly after yie vessel's arrival a report waa' olroulatad" to the effect that TheEfBdent BusuiessWomM THE strain of daily office work is trying. Foods eaten nattily nerves untrunfe constant mental ap plication leave little lime for normal phyiical exercise. PLUTO WATER America's Phytic PLUTO WATER brin&s greater bodily efficiency be L-ause it ktp the Itumtn tyitcm in etivt. healthy working ordtr. It i NUr' own luativt. Gently, but certainly, PLUTO WATER eliminates ill waitca and poisons (rem the sys ttra- fcivM N alur hti needed op part unity to repair worn nerval and depleted tissues naturally and normally. LookforthelittlePed Dtvil on every bottle. It is your assurance vt the genuine PLUTO WATER. Onssle at your drufciUt's. Your Physician Prescribes It (102a h - '1" hod brought a fund of J100.000 In I fc'olrl for tlic defence of several scores of ' Industrial Workei s of the World now a a! t Ing tiliil at Chcago on cnnsplrac.v 1 -"rklns u three ielas under the coin mand of commissioned officers, guarding the ship from the dock. CHINESE WARN RUSS. ;lr noWhevlUI nt llnrbln I'orty rlicht Moors to Iltanrm. I'kkin, Dev. 23 The t'hlnete com i audant at Harbin, Manchuria. le. and leave Harbin. Otherwise the were I warned force ould be ued. I The Chinese aie continuing to I stiengthen their military forces at liar I hln. I.ieut -Oen Hnrath. the Russian military lommander at Harbin. Is cor.- tinning to asK the Chinese. Derause ' nf tV.A ..kl.ii. ..nnillllnn. H rtm ti.lo.i up bis rendence in the urea under Chlnesu control. FOE SEEKS COURLAND. Iindtnir lleleitntlon Asks nrrim fop loser rnlon,'1 Washinoton, Iec 23 C.crman an-I nexatlon of Courland Is foreshadowed 1 ,v despatches from Paris to-dav, eon- ve.vlng I. report that a delegation from tho Lindtag of courland has arrived in llerlln tn notifv thrt (ierman Gov em I ment that the Landtag has expressed Itself unanimously lu favor of h clojer j union with fiermnny 1 It Is pointed out in the despatches that Courland Is Inhabited yy a Lettish 1 population which has been exploited and oppressed hy a small minority of fSerman Harons, who controlled the selection of represeritatt es in the Land tag, BRITISH LINE GIVEN DENT. dxnucrd I'oats Driven In Vprrs-Mmlrn nntlTrn. LorrnoN-, Dec 2S -An attack, rather more pretentious man onsiniiKrirs or ' recent da5. was made by he ".ennans yesterday afternoon aeajn-t the Rrltlsh Plies near im iiin. .i.uini ranw.w , They cxmn on under cover of a heavv artillery barrage and dl.ue In the Hrlt i ; " v:::, .: : made by the Oermiinx north of Courey aiid north of Ilczonvaux In the Verdun aector. PERSHING REPORTS TEN DEAD. Tito Slen .Swept OH Trnnsport nnd DroxTiied. WASlllNOTOf. Drv- 23. c.en. Pershing reported to-d. the loss of two soldiers swept ovei board and drowned from transport at sea December 17 and the doatb nf twn others from gunshot , wounds The men lost at sea weio Corporal Samuel II. Kehl, Knglnecrs, Shenandoah, 11., .,.,.1 ..U.,lrt Wllllnin I.- Nmflh !..,( neeis, Clilcago. Thoc who died of wounds were' Pergt. drover (loodall, Headquarters Train, I December 19, Sarnn, Pa,, and Corporal 'William Fauntlc, oy, Steveilore Heglment. , , irmriorr niimniiiiir, . .1 Six deaths from natural causes were reported as follows Prlvato Irving Taylor, Labor Com- rany, December 18, In.lu'enza.' Ilou's'to'; Ml". Wagoner Richard Lawless, F.nglneers, December 17, acute nephritis, New Vork city Private Peter Worship, Stevedore neglinent. December s, lobar pneumonia, Philips, Miss. I Pickens, Stevedore Regl- December 17, lobar pneumonli. lucent Shivers, Jr., Labor December 15, Intluenxa, Arm- i Istead, La. Itinn.nntl Fire In llnrrnl f.nnr, Hoston. Dec. 2.1 Fire of undeter- mined origin caused 1150,000 damage In I a five slor warehouse and factory building within the barred zone on the , waterfront to-day. The Haines started In ' the tlilnl nor) . occupied by the Crucible I , riteel Company, and destroyed the store rooms snove me sub-Target Hun Com pany and the Westlnghouse Electric Company. a- m Vl.VTO MAY SUMMON CAPPS IN SHIPPING INQUIRY Senate Couitnltlpo Probably Will Ask Him to Tell His Side. FAIR PLAY IS SOUGHT Investigators Wish to (live Him Chance (oj'lenr Himself.' 5gci'af Dupalei lo The Sun. Wahiiinoton, Doc. 2.1. Washington U Cappa, formerly chief constructor of the navy and recently general manager of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, on whose shoulders much of the blame for the delay In the hlp programme has been placed, probably will be asked to appear before tho Senate Investigating committee and tell hit side of the con troversy. The committee appears satisfied with the prospects of the Shipping Hoard un der Its present management. It has been brought out In the Investigation that the primary cause of the delays In the pro gramme were directly due to the au thority divided between the chairman of, the Whipping Hoard &nd the general man ager of the Emergency Fleet Corpora tion. This' has been eliminated, power and responsibility being centred In the rhalrman of the board and any fault In the future will be attributed directly to him. It Is said that It has been the plan of some memhers of the lnestlgatlng com mittee since the beginning to nsk Ad miral Capps tn appear and relate his side of the controversy and what led In the delays, particularly In the wooden ship programme. Admiral Capp", having lately severed his connection with tho Emergency Tleet Corporation, has not desired to go before Ihe committee be cause It might appear to place him In the position of a disgruntled official who had been practically ousted. If he had any facts reflecting on the ability or Judgment of his former as sociates tills might sere to induce Ihe committee to an opt such voluntary testimony with a grain of salt, taking Into consideration tho position In which the Admiral would appear. Now, however, the. committee has heard much of the blame for all of the delays in carrying out the ship pro gramme put directly on Admiral Capps, and It Is conceded that the Admiral should have a full and fair opportunity to throw any light on the situation from hi" side and to clear himself if he can. The committee will not meet ngaln un til Wednesday. TO BUILD LARGEST TANKS. Miinilsnl Oil Pinna (irent Plant enr "orfo!U. Special T)e$patch In Tns t Nonroi.K, Va., iv-c. 13. To make pre liminary arrangements for the erection of oil tanks and vat that will be the largest 111 America. If not In the woild, two e.Mwrti from the Standard ll Com pany arrived In .Norfolk yesterday. The company recently purchased large tract of land near the Jamestown naval base, facing Hamilton Itoads, It Is proposed to build terminals at this point with at leaM three storage tanks. Pipe lines w'll i- run into the naal base The tanks will have a capacity of I 000 ffS1 oils tarn It Is TilonnanH In i furnlsit fuel to snips or all nations from these tanks. Oil cargoes for ships now 'loaded nt Port Arthur, Tex will be 'taken from thl port, '..tving' at least five days In transatlantic vovage." SAYS SWITZERLAND IS SAFE. .No Dnimrr of fierntnn Invnslun, Sllvs Vdi.l. Hr.K'.r De . I'ubli. opinion In Frame ma.v be u .u'ed regarding the repro in . ir. i' , nn in that country IhT a'i Vuslro. i ierouin offensive througli Switzerland Is In preparation, Oustave Ador. Swiss Foreign Minister, told the correspondent of the Paris Petit Journal ei-tcrda Mv sincere persons! opinion," said m ,v.,i,,r. "is that we need not have the , slightest fear of such an attempt c.er- J m,,v ha- other things to do oM the western front than get the Swiss army on her hack, ajid fioin the economic point of view i.lermany has eery In- leie-t not to rn'lie an enemy of Pxvltr.fr- ' land ""i'VORWAERTS' FORCED TO STOP PUBLICATION Suspension Regarded as Warning to Other Papers. Am.ti.uium, Dec 23 - l'ortcncif... tho Socialist newspaper in Merlin, his been obliKeil bv Cie i lover nmeiil lo jspend publication for Uiree days Ixisnos, Deo. 23- The -nispensinn of Vertctt"'? i coilH.ied a a wNrnlnir ro the Herman press that It must curb Us tongue tn the discussion nf Internal Her man communis xiinougn i oru-nerr ror a long time nas necn in tn nanus or Die so-called liovci'liment controlled Socialists, It leccntly printed an attack on Food Contt oiler von Watdow and alst. some very outsixiketi editorials regard ing Internal conditions In Herman). The official reason ghen for the sus pension of thn newspaper Is that "the nnMl n,mil,11(.I1K the mllllarlHtlo party's '..,,. a ,h. ,.. f lu,. article denouncing the militaristic, party demands for the annexation of large sections of Russian territory Is consid- cred likely to stir up trouble" Thu ili - dlcatlons are lhat the censors of the Central Powers have hern Instructed to exerclsn Increase.) severity In the publi cation of two clat.se of articles, first, those that would bo likely to hamper the Central Powers In their negotiations I Willi Russia, and second those giving a gloomy view- of internal conditions ln tho Central Powers which would be likely to encourage Hermaiiy's foes. Tho Hungarlnii Premier In an addie-s before tho Diet Saturday defended the censors for suppressing articles along the latter line, sa Ing . "The newspapers must not give the enemy ground for supposing that an nrchistlo conditions prevail In Hungary. Especially now, with peam negotiations proceeding, the authorities will act with Ihe gieatest sternness in the Interest of peace " Hfiiimiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiitiitiiMjig DIAMONDS EMERALDS SAPPHIRES RUBIES as rare in quality as our Pearls DREICERC a 3 3 rrrni Avcat at forfi'sixto - NEW ,t)RK - llliuilllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiifi WHY NOT SEND doten bottlia r NON.INTOXlCftTING Will help along the Christmas cheer and good fellowship Vp to tintr artiren a4 t)eil,r, SENTIMENT GROWS FOR MUNITION HEAD t'cmflnurd iom FiMf 'o3 Jolm V. O'Hyan of Camp Vad-orth H. C. ; Major-Gen. Erlw'il SI .1 lireli). ' Camp Howie, Tex, iiml .Majnr-ieii Win. lam M. Wright nf Camp Donlp an ona The committee wants (n heir i o'r views on the question of nhet,i- , American troops In France are nrenor v nimed and equipped. TO RECALL CROZIEH. Ordnance llen.l Will art tihanee in flrfnlp l.rrrla's r lmriro. Sprrlnl T)npatcl tn Tnr 5r Wasiunuton, Dec 2.1. Having r . cred from the shock occis'nnid ' sensational testimony of Col I-,, v Lewis of Lewis gun fame before .. Senate Military Affairs Comnntlee r terday, the committee has determinrl that Major-Gen Crozler shall have amps opportunity puhllcl.v to enter a r.Jnindi" to the Lewis charges. At the first opportunity follow i K ifl.'.n the resumption of the htvirlnc Wr.irr.. day Gen. Crozler will rr appear Tn criticisms uttered by Col. Lewis wre i. o direct and rorious to permit the rh.ngn to go unanswered or unexplained if nnswer Is possible, any longer i ian li neces-sary. Senators feel that the denun- atlnr o! department methods at SaturdaVs di-ar-Ing was too sweeping to adm t of . stant acceplaiicii In the face of prev testimony, which when . o..iri.,a-ti would Tuesent a different ,iiii r other words, the M-ifim Ms ..f Lewis, they Xpat, nro loo evtravagapi lo admit of speedy acceptance This opinion Is generrl in the rr hit,) committee. It Is not bounded 1 p.ir j lines. One of the Senators moi laser i glvn Gen. Crozler his oppnrtun" f r confutntlon of the Lewis chaige- t Itepubllcan. Chairman I'haml.irli li known to hold similar opinions. .ni ' is a Democrat. Nevertheless there r In the committee monoiitn-cl om.nn ' to further retention of iiulhorltv over army!! munitions niisjily on t.ie par Ceri. Crozler. Republican leaders express hellef reorganization of the ordnance hira i may be necessary with a lew in i ellmln.it on of a vast nmount of r'ie ii tap vrlilch appears to lie the pi. . 'pa occasion for the delays which a . marked the first nine months of prenar, Hon for the woild battle. They ai r disposed, however, to participate In vt "nv'"""lt '" make the head of tr. tJ; reau the gnat It is not a que-t'n getting an Individual goat, tn the er' Ion of the rtepubllonns There conlr) nV. be possibly so mtich delay, so - clumsiness In administration, s. effort necessary to be expended ' ci ting the organization moving, I' i single g.iat stood In tho pall -v i progress For this reason the Hcpuhllca' - counsel deliberation and serious iv of the circumstances rather tha" ictlon In rega.rd tn an indn d . . gardlng whom the harshest er'tie . developed snd proved before i1 e mlttee Is that his administrative -e ods are old fashioner! The only falling notiml'v ...et against c.en. Crozler thus far Hi v. I that he fonnd difficulty In ndl one time small bureau to mi ei i . . 1 of a war which oocaslone I tVr n i cation of Its functions In the m" of about 1. 000 to 1. ' WOULD KEEP DEPUTIES ON JOB Ilronaae Proposes Their I nelle I till- Hy n Heclectlon fler Wnr. 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