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THE SUN, SATURDAY, .FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
4M- 'SUN' TOBACCO FOND A PATRIOTIC MEDIUM Smoke Gifts a Troof to Sol diers Tlint They Arc Not Forgotten. SITFKRIXG8 Ttf BE FACKI) Help for Men at Front' Now Paves Way to n Speedy Victory. The great parade Is over. We are morn lhan ever convinced now that New York's Own Is going to do Its part and a big part In making the world safe for democracy. Now tho question Is put iuarely up to those who are not coins over to France to fit ht : "What part are YOU going to play In the victory?" There's a lot to thlnV about In a let ter which The Sum Tobacco Fund has recllvad from Jacob Felbel, 3t Broad way, ono of Its faithful contributors. Mr. Kelbel writes : "A foIdler' card from France, re ceded this morning, acknowledging a tobacco donation, bears a note so pa thftlc .is to bestir me again. H Is only this! 'We are glad the people of the U. S. A. thus still think ol us.' "Can we here realize the comfort, the Joy. tho encouragement our soldier boys In France must experience when they can fffl and know that the people In the V, S. A. thus still think of them? Thanks to The Sun that we have a medium whereby In a practical way we may keep the soldier boys assured that they ure ulnars in our thoughts. "We should all glvo again that the fund may be ever adequate. How un rappy we should feel If the boys should ever write over: " 'Wo are rorry the people of the U. S. A. have forgotten us.' "Let It never come, to that 1" It nexcr will come to that If Mr. l'elbd's example Is followed. He backs up his words with deeds )2 j worth on thli particular occasion. I.riiom to Be Learned. Theic was a fine letter In The Kven iu Puv last night from ono of the nin now In active service In France. After describing weather and other eon I ;t i o 1 1 h. ho says: "And America has Just' started. What 'i In store for her If the war lasts very mucn longer? Much more suffering, many nioro hardships, to be sure. She'll face them through and face them bravely, for has not Europe been doing that fur almost four years, and is young America Rolng to fall to do her part nfier witnessing how bravely her older allies have borne their suffering. fori n lotiR? Surely not ! , "If she could only reallzo fulty what these poor people over here have gone through and are still going through for the cause so dear to their hearts she would do all in her power to attain tV victory. "The question is, 'Are we prepared to Rive our all?" How many lessons will be necessary before we really learn what that means? If each ono who has yet to learn could only be forewarned of the sternness of those le.sons he might soon come to understand what was expected of him. "The first thing we must learn In order' to be of service to our country Is ef-sacrlrlce. If we Americans can only come to possess tlmt virtue then ' shall be travelling on the shortest Mii to victory. Until we attain that rnuo we need not feel that we are yilr. our all to our country." One Way to De of Service. lilts the bullseye, doesn't 'it. this Iftter? it's from one who Is right on the ground und knows whereof he .;eaks. It bids us all wake up and do foniethlngl One way to be of service, Mr. Felbol's correspondent tells us, H by keeping the soldiers supplied with finokes. The time to contribute Is right '. so that we "shall travel on the .hortest road to victory." ll.it let's mot talk of sacrifices when o Rive. That's a word that In 'these n-.-3 belongs peculiarly to the men who ' now at the front, the fellows we ftv and admired yesterday, their .moth " and wives and sweethearts. The "st of us ure sacrificing nothing, give hs s may. in asking for smokes our trees aren't demanding Tur all. Are 'ou. jou individual reader, giving, not "ur all, but anything at all? The smoker as he makes a purchase n try. Schulte cigar rtore to-day will liae an opportunity to help the fund without the slightest effort on his port. This is a double certificate day in all he Schulte stores, so it behooves every io to lay In a big supply not only to 'i.-t him over Sunday, but for many !ayj to come. Every customer will re telvo Just twice tho ordinary value In trnncales. Dep04.lt these certificates in The Sun Tobacco Fund Box and the toldrN will receive Just twice the ben !it that conies from an ordinary day's ilenu.'lts. Moreover the Schulte company Is go "B to (the 5 per cent-of .the total sales I'oipts for tho day to the Save a Humo t'und of the Kventpg .Vail. This an nouncement doubtless will attract a yet Kieater patronage Let's deposit all tho truncates! Let's make It a red letter "lay for the soldiers ! ! l ast Chance to See Exhibition.. 'o-day also ,ls tho last opportunity if frlends of th0 fund help Increase 'r amount It Is to receive from an airag.; rlay's attendance at tho collab orative exhibition of the Architectural '.'aruo und the Building Crafts. Om "f the many features of Interest Is the 111 clay of the design for the Wash itto'i Arch, showing Washington sup !orv.l by mythological figures. The exhibition as a whole has been the most comprehensive and universally r.Joiaole of all the league has given thlrty-threo years of existence. '' only 25 cents to vlidt this dls r.a. before It passes Into history, and 'hue .iMilri hnrdlv be a better way to "P'ril toe Saturday half. holiday and j'icWenially help the soldiers to smokes Ilia , by Rolng up to Rce It In the Fine A'" Holding, .it 215 West Flfly-scv-tnth .-treot s int grow to Its meridian a num- of i-miu. private affairs are being or insd fur the smoke fund, concerts "' h paitake of the nature of Invitation iM'hering, readings before small so "'fc and early subscription dances. A onr.rt f this private kind will be held Hie small ballroom of th Ansonla. ; "1 there is to bo a reading of "The on the 'Scutcheon" before the "ruwnlni? Society, und both are Intended w benefit the fund. The subscription . nM to be held ut tho Brooklyn flub on the evening of March wuh Mrs. Kenneth Lord and Mrs. jviHanl J (;raff hostesses, promises ,u lcry ''ellghtful event and one '1IU1 will be ptoftt'uble for the smokes 1'fojtet. ''xIom.u lu UlTf necllal. I.n, m March iKisters unnnuncing l-'if'',''" '"I'wit of Die celebrated il Leopold ilotloivsky, will be put out " hi iiunagerc, HaenBel i Jones, who e giving their services In this Instance , v.;?"! il Uodowaky's donation to I sn Tebacto Fund. At the same time circulars of selections which he will play are to be Issued. A bare an nouncement of ihe event has aroused great Interest, as Is shown by the nu meroutf letters received by the manage . ,or ,UI1- Tbey-have not been ijd e to give these yet, but are expecting dally a programme from Oodowsky, who Is touring at the present time In British Columbia, The inquirers do not confine their questions to the pianist's managers, but at least sis letters a day are received by the management of Aeolian Hall, where the. concert Is to- take place on March . C. H. Pfelffer, manager of the hall, said yesterday that while Inquiries about such, an event were always to be ex pected, theww csme a little earlier than ""! showing genuine Interest, it should be remarked here that tho use of Aeolian Hall Is donated by the manage ment for this concert. There is another contribution this morning from Seneca a. Lewis of Jean nette, Pa the general manager of the Pennsylvania Rubber Company, the nw amount representing additional royaltlea on the sale of copies of "Columbia," Mr. Lewis's splendid march with patriotic chorus. In advance of any sales Mr. Lewis assigned his entlro' royalty earn ings to Tub Sum Tobacco Fund, and the Jerome II. ltemlck Company of this city, the publisher of the music, offered to duplicate the amount of tho royalties. A Remarkable Shornlng. Willi the latest remittance the receipts from these sources reach 1.93 67. As "Columbia" was not Issued, until last September and the sales camoalcn did ,not begin In earnest until later the snowing is a remarkable 'one. The leading store In Bennington, Vt., doesn't propose to let the patrons of the public library outdo It in patriotism ur generosity. Deposits made In the con tribution box In the library have netted gratifying returns. Now come Alex ander Drysdalo ft Son wltfi an offering collected from a box placed In tho men"s section of their store. Those Green Mountain boys aire always on hand when the country needs them. Hero's an anonymous letter which ac companied a check Just received : "Cornea now again Old Black Baas, He's been hlbernaalng-thew com- flflTarr" Atm Pnnlngton. who Is enthu and with him comesTsTV'old friend and associate, Granddad Pickerel, to help along that there smoke fund. Best wishes 1" "Acorn. Locust, N. J.," tend Ma eixth contribution "to your most excellent fund." with "hearty congratulations on Its success." And of course Mr. Every Week 'couldn't let his regular day pass without sending his dollar, even though that day chanced to be a holldav. Ilia f present offering Is his thirty-fifth. The Fond Xow Stand. THE St'X nd THE EVEMNO SUV. $1,000.00 United Clffar Stores boxen. Including rectal in of irra lalu dar llasu Otherwlae acknowlrlsel II3.V74.23 New rontrlbutlont 101.13 Total , Shinned and DaM for tM.4ll.Sl ,1S, 441.(4 Caih balance....'. 39.0M.13 neetlved throiifh the Schulte Clear stores tll.0M.43 Grand total. Nrw contribution are: II. V. C '. "Illack Haia" V Mr. W. Jenkiu. 111 Homers t:.oo at.. Brooklyn l. .: 1.00 10.00 T. Saulnler Mr. Every WeeK. o. "Acorn." Lorutt. N. J.. No. 6 Additional rraltle. on march Colum bia" " Jacob FelbeJ. i'i llroadway O. V. n II. J. l'arkrr, Kiua l'ark. I,. 1... Dox in Aleianiler Iirradale 4 Bon's store, Bennington, Vt...... 4S.7 ss.oo :..) 1 00 c.33 FREIGHT PLAN SAVES 6S4 CARS DAILY HERE Eaetern Railroade Cat Con- gettion Despite Storm. ' According to reports sent yesterday to the omce of Alfred H. Smith, Director of Railroads for the Kast, 654 cars a day are being saved for other useB by the plan of accepting less than carload freight only on certain days of each week. The plan has recently been put In operation on all divisions of the East ern lines. In addition to the saving of cars twenty-five distributing local freight trains a day have been discontinued al together by substituting semi-weekly and tri-weekly "pick up" servic for Jally service on divisions and branches shere traffic Is light. Freight movements In New York State were hampered somewhat yesterday by leej mnor floods and seveial derailments dui'to snowdrifts, but In general the movement of freight was satisfactory and effected a further decrease In the number of "cars above normal'.' or cars stalled at terminals by accident or con gestion. PLANNING FULL COAL BINS NEXT WINTER Despite Colder Weather Sit uation tt Well in Hand. L. A. Snead, representative of the National Fuel Administration, met the principal coal dealers of the city yes terday in a conference called to discuss plans for accumulating a coal reserve next summer a a saefguard against another coal famine next winter. Neither Mr. Snead nor any of those participating in the conference would fall just what had been agreed to be WonA saying that there will be a reserve piled up during the summer at various nnints alons: the cltv waterfront. The change from mild to colder weather resulted In a slight decrease vesterdav in the amount of coal which has been reaching tlie city during the last weeK. u was Biaieu uy mo iuci officials, however, that the recent good weather has made possible the accumu lation of a small reserve In New York and that the sltuatlbn generally Is so well In hand that a recurrence of acute condition is unlikely. Miner nefnae to Return to Work. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 22. Despite pleas of organizers and other officials of tho United Mine Workers of America that they return to work pending In vestigation by the Fuel Administration of their claims that the terms of the Garfield agreement are not being lived up to by the operators, striking miners here, after taking a vote, have refused o return to work until their complaints have been considered by Government of ficials. ' NOTICE TO ALL ICE MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS Under snd punutnt'to the Laws of the State of New York, as provided in Chipter 4 of the lawi of IW8. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL CONCERNED, that the manufacture and tale of artificial ice is prohibited ' on and after March I. 1916. in the City of New York, on Long hland, and in the counties bordering on the Hudson River up to and including'the Counties ' of Albany and Rensselaer. No person, partnership or corporation shall engage in the business of manufacturing, celling Aid delivering artificial ice in .any city of more thin one million inhabitants after March 1, 1918, and before Februarys I, 1919, before first obtaining a license so to do to be issued by the Ice Comp troller in the form prescribed by him. " This notice is given, therefore, to all persons interested in order that they may make application, in writing, to the Ice Comptroller at his office, Room 323), 120 Broadway. Such applications must be made by mail to the under signed. 7 ' B. B. ODELL, Ice Comptroller. PALM BEACH PARTY TO AID SMOKE FUND Open Air Entertainment and Ball to Bo Given in Co toannt Grove. , PATIIONEHSKN J SELECTED Dillingham and Zicgfcld to Stage Special Be'vuc With Follies Stars. Sptcial Dttpatch lo Tna Six, Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 22. The out standing event of tho Palm Beach sqclal season will take place next Wednesday night, when a grand open air entertain ment aXd ball will bo given In the orig inal Cocoanut Grove. In front of the Royal Polnciana Hotel, wlthTll Sun Tobacco Fund as the beneficiary. It will be the first time that a benefit for this project has been attempted on anything like so large a scale so far from New York, but the bare announcement that the event Is to take place has caused a veritable furor of excitement In the big fashionable colany there. By unani mous consent or tho visitors the smoke fund affair Is to take the place of tho annual fancy dreeW ball, which would have been held next week. Society and the musical and dramatic world are uniting to Insure tho success of the great undertaking. Florenz Zleg feld and Charles Dillingham nrc arrang ing to put on a Palm Beach revue, with the assistance of many of tho artists who have made the Follies famous. Among the entertainers who are already slastlc over every project to aid the tobacco fund: Marlon Davis, Kay Laurell, Ethel Davis and Grace Darling, and yet others are on the way. Gene Buck Is writing a series of spe cial songs, appropriate to the occasion and to the object of the benefit. A part of the music. In line with a- suggestion mado by Mr. Zlegfetd, will have to do with Spanish men-of-war. A list of patronesses has already been selected, with Mrs. Edward Brown ing of Philadelphia as chairman. The others are Mrs. Charles F. Choate 3d, Mrs. Alfred G.' Vanderbllt, Mrs. John C. King. Mrs. David Randolph Calhoun, Mrs. Charles B. Dillingham, Mrs. John M. L. Rutherfurd, Mrs Frederick Lcwl sohn, Mrs. William J. Ide. Mrs. Fred erick Duff Frailer, Mrs. Qalncy Adams Shaw 2d. Mrs. Douglas W. Paige, Mrs. Kenneth Bradford Van Riper. Mrs. Henry Dtirllngton, Jr., and Mrs. Barclay Warburton. The patronesses will have as "aids Miss Madeleine Cochran. Miss Mary Brown Warburton. Miss Ethel Carhart and Miss Ada Norfleot, who will pass among the tables selling cigarettes. 1 Besides the professional part of the en tertainment there iaSJU tie general danc ing; The managersw the Polnciana and Breakers hotels afe donating the use of the grounds and the service. It Is ex pected that the full moon will heighten the effect of the troploal gardens, and as the smart season Is now approachlnr Its I height there la every reason to believe I that the party will be the moatispectacu- lar in a long list of Palm Beach suc cesses. AMHERST TO BUSH WORK. ' Caacela Sprlns Holiday aad Will Close Jane 5. Special Ttttpalch to The St v. Amherst, Mass.. Feb". 22. Amherst College will close June S and the spring holidays and Semester, examinations havb been cancelled, according to an nouncement made In chapel' to-day by President Melklejohn. Action to this effect was recommended iy the faculty at Its last meeting anoVJthe board of trustees Informally lusTflven its ap proval. i The purpose of the changed calendar is to release the menln college earlier In June for summer Government work and also to give the men in college who may be called Into Government sen-Ice at any time as much uninterrupted col lege work as possible before they go. LAUNDRY WORKERS HAT QUIT. Three Unions Demand Increase In Scales of Waves. A general strike of laundry workers If demands for increased wages are not granted was being planned yesterday. Three laundry workers' unions the In ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Laundry Workers International Union and the Women's Trades Union League announced tlrat they would soon bo In a position to force their employers to raise the wage scales. Arrangements are bclng'made for Joint meetings. Officials of the Laundry Workers Union assert that their members receive tho lowest wages and haveHhe worst working conditions of any trade tn the city. Closes To-night ! ! TKe Exkibition of the Architectural League and the Building Crafts closes at 1030 to-night Be ure to ice thu. the greatest collection of architecture, home f unaahinga and dec oration!, tapettriei, rugMightini fixture!, etc., ever brought together in New York. Fine Arts- Building 21S Weil 57th St. near Brsidway. FOUR SOLDIERS HELD FOR TREASON PLOT Enemy Alien in 91 tt DivUion Planned to Betray Army. Camp I.Kivis, Tacotna, Wash., Feb. 22. Four National Army soldlern were held In the guardhouse to-day await ing a Presidential. warrant from Wash ington, which ut least will mean their Internment as enimy aliens who plotted not only to shoot their officers the first time 4hey got Into action In Europe, but also to deliver ull the American soldiers In their organization to the German army. A general cleanup of enemy aliens at Camp Lewis lu In full swlngi officers said. Thirty-four were discharged to-day from the service. Altogether about 200 men have been weeded out from tho ranks of the Nlnety-flrBt Division, and the work is not yet completed. Tho Intern- J ment or prosecution of thoie discharged to-day rests with the Federal civil au thorities. Washington, Feb, 22. Officers of the Judge Advocate-General's office said to day that any National Army soldiers charred with plotting; treason would be I tried by military court-martial and Ifi found KUllty would bo liable to the death penalty. 17 GERMAN WOMEN RELEASED. families of Interned Mariners Pat In Nn-laa t'onaal'a Charge, Uoston, Feb. 22. Seventeen German women, with thirteen children, detained at the ImmlKratlon station hero since, their at rival front the Philippine Islands recently, were ordered released to-day arid placed In tho custody of the Swiss Consul. They are members of the fami lies of Interned ofllcers of seised ships. Commissioner of Immigration Henry J, Skctllntrton In ordering their release stipulated that the bureau must be kept Informed of their whereabouts. kg 'I r s 60,000 IMPERILLED' BY UKRAINE-PEACE Czccho-Slovnk Troops Endan gered, Speaker Tells Slovak Lcagno Convention. SESSIONS OPEN N HERE Patriotic Issues to Bulk Large in Threo Day Dis cussions. With 200 delegates present from alt parts of the United States, the Slovak League of America's convention was called to order yesterday afternoon In tho Uohemlan National Hall, 32S Kast Seventy-third street The convention is to continue for three days, during which n number of questions relating (0 the Slavs In this country will be discussed. The Slovak League" of America Is a federation having a membership of 200. 000 American citizens of Slav birth. Tha league wns organised six years ago to raise funds to bo devoted to the men tal and moral uplift of Slovaks In this country.' An a result of Its work In educational lines the federation has been termed ono of tho. beat Americanization agencies. The leaders are men nnd women who havo become thoroughly Americanized. Ilrnonnced House of Hapartinrar. One of the elements which theso lead ers have had to contend with Is an or ganization which for years has been maintained by the Hungarian Govern ment to keep American Immigrants in Ignorance of true American Ideals, so THE TURKISH CIGARETTE 'A that Instead of becoming citizens they would return to Hungary. Uefore this country entered the war tho Slovak League Issued a manifesto denouncing the "House of Hafisburg" and urging their people to Join the cause of the Allies. As a result legions of Slovaks are now fighting with the nrmles of Hngl.-ind, Franco and the United States. As early as 115 4ho national council of the organization adopted a motto, "Down With tho Hapsburgs?' One of the speakers yesterday after noon was John Janchek, who has just returned to this country from Russia. Ho said there were 0,000 Czccho-Slovak troops In tho region of Kiev, and that they had been fighting against Austria. Mr. Janchek expressed fears ae to what their fate had been since tho announce ment of tho separate peace which the Ukraine and Holshevlkl nre said to havo made. But ho said he felt that the troops wero well able to take caro of themselves In Russia. "II will be necessary for Austria Hungary to go and get them but Rus sia Is large. They will never be hanged as traitors, for their motto Is 'Victory or Death.' " It waa explajned that the mem bers of thin army are from northwest Hungary and when war was declared (hey deserted and Joined tho ItusMuti army. Patriotic Dtscnsalon Planned. Soma patriotic discussions have. been slated for 'the session nnd It Is expected that to-morrow. a number of resolutions will bo drawn up. The question of how to make the Slovaks bring forth still greater efforts to aid tha United States In the prosecution of tho war, tho atti tude toward the future loans, toward tho War Saving ittamp campaign and ways and means of supplying workers for shipyards and other war Industries will bo the main. topics. The question of a durable peace and of the ways to aid their kinsmen In a revolt against Aus-trla-HuiiKary With independence ns the Ultimate aim will also, play an Important part In tho session. " At' the meeting yesterday Capt. Zden ko Klerlln&er of the Russian Oenernl Staff, now of tho Czecho-Slovak national army of Kiev, Prof. Ferdinand Plsecky of London, Albert Mamaty, president of the organization : Matthew (tozdlk. sec aaaaaaLasasaMfl 23! a1 I iTrarsTslslaisal I i retary; John Pankuch, treasurer, and a number of men wearing the cloth of the clergy were present HOOVER APPEALS FOR BIGGER FOOD SAVING War Lott, He Warn, Unlets Morm It Sent to Allies. Philadelphia, Feb. 22. As a war necessity the people must largely refrain from eating wheat .flour for the next sixty days, possibly for a longer period. This statement was made to-day on the authority of Federal Food Administra tor Hoover, by Howard Heinz, admin istrator for Pennsylvania, speaking be fore an audience of newspapers mana ger. This telegram from Mr, Hoover was read : "Tha food situation of the Allies grows more critical every week. Their ,own short crops coupled with ever In creasing shortage of shipping, which limits the Importations more and more to food from the nearest markets, mako the responsibility of America In the pro vision of food for the Allies even greater. All our efforts must, be redoubled to meet the absolute necessities of our as sociates In the war during the months t8 pass before tho next harvest. Unless we do meet them the war cannot go on. "I appeal, therefore, with renewed earnestness to the peoplo of Pennsyl vania and to our peoplo all over the land to give their support to the at tempts' of the Food Administration to solve thui food problem. Every measur adopted has for Its first aim the winning nf th., war. Th InfMt measure restrlct- ' lng the purchases and use of wheat flour by food manufacturers, bakers, whole saler and retailers has been adapted only after much thought and because It Is the only way by which the necessary wheat saving can be effected. "It Is. only by the help of all tho peopln and their wholehearted acceptance and support of the measures adopted by the Food Administration that the situation, can bo mot. Without this help the food cannot be sent. If Is not sent It means but one thing, catastrophe." I II UTI saW I M If they weren't GOOD They wouldn't be good enough for the Boys "Over There." FAVORS COMPULSORY VOTHTO. Committee of Prussian Diet Takea Stand Aaralnst Government. Amstmdam, Feb. 22. Advices from Berlin say that the franchlie committee of tho lower houso of the Prussian Diet h.u agreed In principle to the compul sory voting feature of the Prussian re form bill, although the Government op poses it. The rival plans of the Nationalists and Conservatives have been referred to a sub-cohimlttee for adlustment. Smart Spring Suits, Blue or Gray, $25.00 7-HESE are the leadinp ' colors of the forthcom ing season in which the I ruling motive will" be decor ous plainness. Pure wool; smart style; spruce fit; su- perior service. JHNLWID Broadway at 32"Strect Makers (fthBghsst Qade Turkish, aid Efjpban Ggaretterin the Wrid raw 3. m m