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INFLUENCE OF OOI1 Major-General Cronkhite, Back at Camp IrtHj, Gives Interest ing Interview. MUST THAIX MUX IX AMERICA Arena So Limited l'?>r Such Purposes In France That There Are Practi cally No Facilities for Training Except in Trendies. (Special to The Thncs-Dlapateli.l CAMP LI'lK, March 1.?"American soldiers are needed on the western front just a? much as you would ncc<! si pair of shoes if you were barefooted." was the characteristic way Major-Con eral Cronkhite, commanding general, of the ICighiieih Division, described the situation in Franco. He arrived at camp to-day. after a three months' visit to the battle fronts of Ilelglum and France. Hurlng his visit ho frequently vis ited the front line trencher, both in the sector hehl )>y the American forces and in sectors held by the Uelgluns. Kng lltsh and French. Frequently the party was under lire, but with exception of the Injury to Lieutenant-Colonel Kil bourne, aid to Major-General Wood, who was Injure J when a trench mortar which was heing exhibited, exploded, none of the party was hurt. General Cronkhite was as close to the offend ing mortar as was Colonel l< 11 bourne, but ho fortunately escaped injury. During his visit 'ieneral Cronkhite did not see a ;<<>idier in uniform under the Influence of liquor. Vice condi tions, he said, a/e greatly exaggerated. He wax pleased willi the marked improvement nori<J among the men at Camp l.ec, ],a *tk-ularly' the lietter morale, <;ivi:s i.N'i i:ni> 11\(, sii?i:i.u.h'i s ov thii? In an interview with newspaper men this afternoon, he gave interesting sidelights on hi? trip. "How Is the morale <?( the American soldiers i.i J'ntii',<* ' .I* wax asked. "American troops on tin- bat'.le front, liko the ftritish a nd French soldiers, are Imbued with a spirit, which if properly re-enforeed by sultlcletit num bers of troops to meet any demands which may fail upon them, is :.ur?* to Insure RUcroKs." "Have we a suflicient number of sol diers ovrr titer', to ? np;<'rt our troops now on the lit in- 11 iic7" another question. "The. se.-tor low <?? u:?!*d by \m'*r ican fore-' .<? vft?? pr cut time is not very extension, S? t |. oie troops arc being iiroivi l-.to tii? h. ' was the general's answer. "AW i> i: \ i'i:ini:\c i:i? >m-:\ \\i;ici: k|-;>T n\i-:h llo \v;t . ;.r(! tin- .?mi'? 11 rjt .if train ing that w.i;' reij | i>f <iur men after they reached i}, <? other ? id' "That." the Jif-norai. "depend" eniirely upon Die amount of training they hav? re.riv .1 over here. The ron ton no itior? :ncn ar<- now at the front hecausu :: r_. wi;rc .<o many inex perienced nn'ii sent over. Thes? did not lack in iial>)r?l ability. hut lacked military evpe:ier.r "It js t h < ? instruction l>> ( given to th r.I: .?ni here, because there u e few i?-.^ ..n for soil i :T !? ii?ijir;ii*treal :<> tr.i-i. them ? \ . ? in i... ,1 ? . - loptnen t s that have tak *u j -?< <? v : l J ? ^the t rcnehes. It is a n . ? ? t ? i .1 f f;i ? th:it tin* train!:.y arras in l'raic< and !li.!f;ij:ii are v.o limited (Mir ii.'n draw < rroneou^ ideas as to their a r main on*, and equto ment. In fart it is utterly impossible to train ihein -over there.* The train ing must lie done hero." "Is It for the '.ennuis fo break the v< stern front?* asked the interviewer. "It is possible for either the <5erwan or allied forces to make partial ad vances in local are!*," was the reply. "Hut the circumstances would have to be very exceptional in permit a ma terial advance at this time." Oeneral Cronkhite further stated that there are a sutliclen: number of air Planes in areas occupied by American troops with French or American pilots. "There is no l.u k >>f American air scouts," lie emphasized. "it is suffi ciently patrolled, but could be more efficiently patrolled, and when America does obtain absolute control of the air she will have accomplished a large por tion of thai duty which tends most to destroy the efficiency of the enemy. There is also sufficient artillery for the troops involved, which has been supplied by the French government, but manned always by American troops." As for the sanitation of th-j billets, he said that, generally speak ing. they were as satisfactory as the conditions of tiie billet would allow." i>i:<b\ni: \ it k niwoiris iiwi-: n?:?:n i:\aciikhatki) "What about the vice conditions that wo hear so much aboutV" asked a re porter. "Without question, the vice condi tions are so vastly exaggerated that thoy fail to convey any idea of condi tions as they actually are. Conditions among the British, French and Ameri can troops, arising from the so-called .vice situation, are no worse than they are among an equal number of civilians in America. I frequently saw the daily reports from entire divisions, and newer did I see as many men reported ill with venereal diseases as 1 liavo fingers on one hand. r "There is no officer or enlisted man in the uniform of the Fuglish. Frencli or American armies who is allowed to purchase strong drink. Flight wines and beer may be purchased, but the beer is-litl'e stronger than "itevo." and the wine has little more strength. I! m r.ractlcally no- stimulant. The .Ver.non the French give their men wine is because the water is frequently un fit for drink. Its benefits arc far greater than Its harm. J went across the northern part of Franco, from Belgium to the French border, and not oneo did I see an American, French .OV English officer or soldier who gave the slightest .evidence of being under the influence of liquor. Wine is an in herent element of the French diet. IMTTSIU JttiM'S MA VOlt ItltlXOS MKtfSA<;r, OF CIIKEII "Tho citizens and Ihe resources of rittsburgh are fully behind you and your families." was the message that Mayor K. V. Baheo.ck delivered to the members of the Three Hundred and Nineteenth Infantry, in an address to The Weather (Furnished by U. 8. Weather Uurraa.) I^nrrraati Virginia ?Fair Saturday; Sunday (air, warmer interior. North Carolina? Fair, colder Satur day, preceded by rain in northweat portion! Sunday tatr, warmer Interior. I.oi'nl Temperature. 12 noon temperature ?'J 3 I'. M. temperature <*?> Maximum temperature to S I'. M.. M) Miuluium temperature to S iJ. M.. Mean temperature Normal temperature <2 Hxcosb in temperature 22 iOxocs.s in temperature tslnce March Accumulated deficiency .since Jan uary l 212 I.oral Itnlofnll. Rainfall lust twenty-four hour?., .03 ICxcesa in rainfall Mince January 1. ,0'J l.ocnl Ohner vut Ion* nt N I*. *1. Temperature, 4S; humidity, 7D: wind, direction, northeast; wind, velocity. 0 miles; weather, clear. CONDITIONS IN 11MI'OIITANT CITIES. Temperature. I'lace. ? b 1'. M. il igh. Low, Weather. Ashevillo .''??J 72 50 Cloudy Atlanta 70 7S 00 Clear Atlantic City.. 3S 40 3 4 Clear Boston ?,2 ::t 32 )'. cloudy Buffalo 28 32 20 ("lear Charleston ... fit 7S ?'.2 Clear Chicago 30 3.S 24 Clear Denver 4<t 14 14 Clear Oalvwton .... 01 GS IK Cloudy Ifatteras 52 oo 5S Clear Havre n4 r?0 30 p. cloudy Jacksonville .. 70 S4 01 Kansas City... 40 f?0 28 Clear Montgomery ..71 7S f.O Clear New Orleans.. f>S 70 fiO Cloudy New York 34 4 31 Clear Norfolk 40 *0 02 Bain Oklahoma .... 4-' f>2 32 ''lear f?lt?sb'?rgh ... 32 3C 30 Cloudy Haleiph ??: >?" cioiidv St. I.ouls 4 1 40 32 Hoar" San Francisco. fit fA ci?ir Knvsnnah . .. . "0 m: r.a f'c" r Tantnn 72 S* f2 Clear i ht? on 4 I "O <o f'icar Wythevllle ... <0 CO 4S Clear MINI ATI'RK AT.M\NAf\ >" 1?1S. T'p'w TI1>K: ? ^ i? ri?-ec r-12 ":*? se?n o-f'3 Bvenlniy- 8:13| tlm ntemberH of that regiment thiv i fternoon. At the conclusion of the ad'lrec;?. he. \> i?'? other m^rnixTs of the Pittsburch ??irty. reviewed the Three Hundred ar.d Nineteenth Regiment. It was the first time in a regimental review that the rrnty rr.u'e ha' made his appearance. Tvfity heav" wapoiif. which compose the regimental supply train, each 'Irawn by four mules, followed the members of the regimen', pust the re-; viewing stand. Thi*. morning the rtiost unusual rele hratinn "vr he'.il in camp *va? held 'n hr?n?.r of the visiting Pittsburghers. ' ? ver ?? t>';ic /if arm, an<l method of was erhibited on the Three Hundred an! Nineteenth flrill field by ?>????(.b? r? of ?,'><> repi?nent. A gas at ?a,-k. ?it; re,-1 coming from gas t??mbs. v nnd". The trench tnortar "'iiwnv fired the mortar at an itnag '?vry e itemv Machine purs, rifles, pis n>'v h-< vnnet ing?in fact, every method ?>f firrht'ng that ha? yet been Intro duced w'thln the division?were ex 'ib'ted (?r t he benefit of the visitors. To-morrow th? party become the puests of the T tree Hundred and Tu-et,tjc?h Infantry, a hose enlisted rer omiel !s composed of Pitts burghers. COUNTY FARM AGENTS MEET IN PETERSBURG '"""?mm I'rncflrnl Mrihndn for Aidinc Conner* of I>l?lrlrl (n Produer More mul Ilrttrr Croju. ! ) -o The Times-Dispatch.] ITTKItsnfRO. VA.. March The demons' ration agents o? this district met to-ilay 1:1 the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, with District A pent K. s. Parr nr. of Jeters vi!le, pre .-idinir. The attendance was good, c early every county in t!ie district bo itic ropr?'Seated. There was a general <1 iycussion <>f many subjects of special and practical interest to the farmer, such as .soil development, rotation of crops, live stock. poultry, boys' club work, etc., all of which was of educa tional value. The session will be re sumed to-morrow. There will be ad dresses by agents and specialists from L'.laoksbiirg. It is expected that sev eial prominent business men of Pe tersburg will talk to the agents to morrow. The aim of these meetings and discussions is to better acquaint the county agents with their work, so that they may help the farmers in bet tering conditions and getting best re suits. Demurrer Sustained. In the Hustings Court yesterday Judge Mullen rendered a decision in the case of the Atlantic Coast Realty Company against the estate of Wirt Robertson, sustaining the demurrer en tered liy the defendant. The suit grew out i-f an alleged agreement between the plaintiff and defendant for a sub division of a tract of land in Prince George County. The amount claimed by the plaintiff company was ft>0,)oo. No tice of apepal was given by the plain tiff. Considered iri the case were (.'harles T. Lassiter. of this city, and James Mann, of Norfolk, for the plain tiff. and J. M. Townsend. of this city, and P.. Meredith, of Richmond, for the defendant. Verdict Set Aside. Judge Mullen, of the Hustings Court, has set aside the verdict of the jury in the case of Captain A. A. Biddle, of Camp Lee, against C. B. McGee, of this* city, in which the plaintiff was recently awarded Stoo damages for the aJleged killing of a horse belonging to the plaintiff in an automobile accident on the Hopewell Road. Four Germans Registered. Only four German aliens were regis tered with the police in Petersburg up to the expiration of the time limit yes tc rday. District Presiding Klder. The Rev. M. S. Oolonna, D. IX. pre siding elder of the Petersburg District, will move with his family to this city next week stnd occupy the home iti Liberty Street purchased by the. dis trict for the district parsonage. On account of congested conditions in the city, the family occupying the house were unable to sooner find suitable riuarters elsewhere, and meanwhile Dr. Colonna took up temporary residence in Richmond. Soldier# tOniertoined. The Khaki Club of Grace Kpiscopal Church evening before last, in the base ment of the church, entertained the soldiers ot Battery D, Three Hundred | and Fourteenth Regiment. A fine pro gram'of mus'c, vocal and instrumental, was rendered, and lunch and refresh i mcnts were served. Almost every even | ir.g at one or another of the city ; churches soldiers from Camp L.ee are hospitably entertained. MANY GENERAL STUFF CHANGES ANWATEO Free Hantl Will Be Given Major CJenerul March in Reor ganization. UIDDLK MAV GO TO FRONT Discussion of Censorship by Return ing St a ft Officer .May Result in American Public Receiving More Xews of Army's Work in France. ' Hv Associated Pre**. I WASHINGTON. March 1.?Numerous changes in the personnel of the general staff of the army arc expected to fol low the arrival here of Major-General Peyton C. March, who landed at an Atlantic port to-day, returning from France, to assume his duties -as acting: chief .of staff. It is understood '.hat one of the first acts of the new chief will be to name a successor for Major-General John Mid dle, assistant chief of staff, and who has heen acting: as head of that body since General Uliss was assigned to the .?supreme war council in Kurope. There are indications that General Piddle has already heen selected for an important command in Kurope, anil it Is known that he would prefer duty abroad. Reorganization of the general staff recently effected is now in operation. It has heen stated officially that gen eral officers recently assigned to duty as directors of the five major divisions of the staff are holding their positions temporarily. This action was taken i'i order to permit General March to name hia own assistants in carrying out the ?.ask of co-ordiriation of the purely military side of the army. .wicii mohk <:w in-: SU'KI.Y PASSIM) 1IV CK.VSOIl The remarks made by General March to-day on his arrival, indicating his desire for a le?? rigorous censorship a.-s to activities of American troops in France caused some comment among army officer* here. A majority of them agree that much more could he told-with safety as to the doinjrs abroad than has heen the practice up to this time. Secretary Baker ha.-: taken the position, however, that all information as to i lie move ments of General Pershing's forces must come through that officer's cen sors. The discussion of the new chief's probable attitude as to censorship brought out the fact that Fome officers have been a little disturbed at the nature of the information the censors abroad have been permitting to come through, particularly as to the recent gas attack upon the American troops I y German batteries. It was suggested siiat information as to the effect, of the gas shells and the casualties caused might be of actual military value to the enemy. They assume, however, that the censors gave this possibility full consideration before permitting the articles to pass. TWO SHIPS TORPEDOED >1 nnlml I flu Itrmalnn Afloat, bnt (lie Tlbcrla Is Reported a Com plete L.o<w. | By Associated Press. 1 AN ATI-ANTIC PORT, March 1.?The British freight steamship Manhattan, of S.004 tojis gross, was torpedoed, but remained afloat, while in convoy a few weeks ago. it was announced to-day by the owners, the Atlantic Transport Company. The Manhattan, it was ?i'.uled. put back m a British port, dis charged her cargo, s-nd is being re paired. An American oil lank steamship, which arrived here !<j-day. reported that the Manhattan sank after being attacked by a '"-boat. STKAMER TIBKRIA HIT IIV III \ M JlMAIIINK NEW YORK. March 1.?The British merchant steamship Tlberia, of 4,880 tons gross, owned by the Anchor I^ine, was sunk by a German submarine about February L'7. while bound for this port, according to information re ceived in shipping circles to-day. The crew was rescued. RICHMOND SELECTED Will Ho One of CIiIch in lintertnln l.lberty l.onn ('iimimicn Tour ing Parties. !T<v Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, March I.? To prepare long in advance for the third l.iberty loan campaign, ten parties of three or more speakers each will start tours early this month visiting several towns a day and assisting local committees to organize publicity and other cam paign work for the big drive, which probably will lie in April. One speaker in each party, the l.iberty loan publi city bureau announced to-day. will be a United Slates soldier who has seen service in France, and one will bo a woma n. Definite plans have been made for three parties, which will start March 1) on tours respectively of the Rich mond. Va., Atlanta, and Dallas Federal reserve districts. PROTECTS DRY TERRITORY :s'e?v Kentucky l.nw I'rolilUJl* l.iiiuor Shipments Into I'larM That Hint Manned Saloon. FRANKFORT, K'V.. March 1.?The bill prohibiting the shipping of liquor into dry territory became a law in Kentucky when it was passed by ihe Senate. Druggists, however, may re ceive liquor for medical purposes and churches in dry territory also may have It shipped to them for sacramental purposes. A bill was introduced pro hibiting the use. possession or manu facture of cigarettes in Kentucky. flgHEgggjggjj: Eggs Are Cheaper; - Better Supplies Retail Market Puts on Spring Attire?Vegetables and Sea Foods Plentiful. The retail market places looked cx cocdingly spring-like with the open iok of the good month of March. Veg t etables, in great display, looked fresher and more appetizing than they have looked since before the cold snaps came: the fish stands were better sup plied than ever and the variety of foods from the water? was greater than usual; the egg bo::ca were all well filled, with the tickets thereon bear lit}? Azures far below what they have been in recent weeks; country butler also was more plentiful, and has been marked down a little bit. The only part of the market that looke.I dreary was where the chicken baskets were. However, frozen hens and pullets and live guinea chicken* were plentiful enough, and held-over turkeys also, at the figures quoted be low. The meat market is very well supplied, without material changes 'in prices. The follow ing quotations will rule thi-j morning: Fruits Appl'i Vi perk 21 O W dozen K> ft 00 l.ornons. dozen It 40 liiiiuriuii. dozen t> 35 Cir*|'>(iu!t l'J Jf 15 11> tJ 40 Cranberries quart ft an Strawberries, qu&ri (f 60 \ rcetubles. Hnapbean*. quart M O 23 Green peppers. dozen O 60 i.?tiuce. head 10 ft 15 (.'.bbug*. apiece 10 tv 15 Ited lb ?< 10 Carroll. buneb <3 10 Irish potato*-*. ',4 peek & M S?<-et nota t??. 2 nuarfs.... ?* li Henr.-Jdk onion.*. apiece U 5 Onions, uuart 15 bunch *? 10 Blac.-Ueve peas. nuart ft US Kc<ruia:it. at>l?? ti 15 Turnips, bunch M * !>U-kiln<r onione ouart O 15 I'ymbl iis:<. a pi' ?. * S S gpinacli. peck 1 00 urnu sa'ini. j-? ?.-U 'it Salsify, bunch 13 ? lb i.'aull!lo?iu per lse&U... Sr :ij Celery, stalk o '<t l~> Tomatoes. 3 for Or "*? Mushroom -. lb <<r V> Kale. "i perk 10 Par<nlpe. buneli ... '?< 15 ?"uruinln'P, apieee 'if )> ?Strlni: ouart a IT. lioinnine. hunrh <r l'? I1?h and Other Men rood. Bsv mackerel. riound f? 25 Klowndfrs. r>oun<! (t 15 Trout, r"ur.d 26 4# 39 Crab meat ouart W /,u;tir> crab, ourrt ?# 90 rijirif. dozen M 30 Pan trout. buo<-h 0 S? Butt?r0sh. hunrh (f 25 Bioeflsh round W 20 lihf.phcad. pound & Vri lloKflih dozen ? Vo ^VOtS doiien "5 M 1 W v'?v*ters?. ouart So <i o* Pan basfs. wound ? 16 [.are1! hasi. pound O W ttockflsh. pound 20 25 Shrimp, ouart ? ? Ma- '.Tel. slieed. lb tr 25 ??'meUs. pound S' Halibut. pound 9 40 Stiver P?r. h. .!or w i; ^ hif i'-r< h. (loz *t Ilo? ?had. apb'.-e t 1 i.? Hock L-hJ-d. apir.<? 1 00 @ 1 'A) tteef. ''r.r'Thote >* ?'rak. pound.... H 45 t?t>drr:oln. pound 0 *5 Sir'-iin rt?El:. pound <*? hound "fak. pound '-r1 Jt'b roa.it. pound 1' 34 Rump r<ia?!t. pound it 32 Sou;* Tipuf. pou.id ^5 t.'orned beef. pouu<l 5i 30 l.anih. l.amb. ?houldor pound ** ?3 l.arub rhon. pound ft W biowlnc lamb, pound 10 V t'o Pork. I'orU chop*, pound 35 "t <0 Pork tenderloin, pound 9 4S Roar't rorl: pound 0 Fresh shoulder, pound ft Haron. r^o'ind. 60 ft pS Hani, sliced, pound ^ 45 IVni. suuhaK". |*ou ntl J" ch**?*. pound ? 2& Sons", round & Blood Dudd InK. pound O Veal. __ \>al cutlets, nound ^7 Vo?i rlir.p . round........ 40 ? RoupO v?a1. pound W ^ Breufci visa I. pound '.0 Poultry. Roasting rhir%:*?nr?. pound.... ^ ff- 40 ? r?r.H. t?rr?1 '"rs nound nfc * S'tpwlni; rhh'k^n*. round 9 <*ai?uns. pound ' ?t'1 Dressed '.urltcys. pound 4*. Q t?0 Liut-ks. pound . 40 J.S dressed and dr?wn. lb. O 4j undrawn, lb 3S (tulr.pjF, ap'cve (t 51 Butfrr. rre*. ( hfc*e. Hntt^r. crpamery, pound ^ (%iu:?:ry butter, pound . <"? ??? FiO Kurrs. fre?h. ?*<?unir>*. 'ion American che**e. pound W O Peliweltzer pound.... f* W Hoouefort cheese, pound CP 1 W TRY MRS. HIRSCH MARCH 14 templing to blacknia^ Mayc Ciinriler, w-a'thy soft drink ilirauwhllc Alleged (.'nnnpl ratora to Illuekmnil Candler Will Stn.r la Jail. fTty Associated Pre.".? l ATLANTA. GA? March 1.?Mrs. Mar- j caret Hirsnli, indicted jointly with J. : \V. C'ook, who was eonvi.-ted of at- | ,-or Aa:i G. 1 manui'do- i -ti-rer. out of $;')00.000, has elee?fd to continue her residence iu tho county ' jail while awaiting trial, which has! lieon tentatively ?et for March H. j Coui!3cl for the defense, it is said, asked j that the hearing go over until April. | hut Solicitor-General John A. Boykin j wculd not afrree to a postponement to; la?e a date. ItumorR that the State would ask that ! ; he cr.se rtcrainst Mrs. llirsrh be nolle j pressed were declared to he without j foundation. Counsel fcr the prosecution, it was i :.nid. hold that because of the close j relationship between Cook and Mrs.' Mirsch and the conviction of Cook, it is i necessary also to bring: Mrs. Tlirsch to i trial and thus end the case completely, i Cook still remained in his cell at the < Tower to-day. AMUSEMENTS I ii I! t^T Danclnc Show. A most nriusuvl ar,d interesting: the- j atric.il performance comes lo the Acad - j emy of Music for two nights, begin nins on Monday evening, with m.iti- j nee on Tuesday. The novelty is "The l.and of .Toy," a i Spanish revue, with music by Qulnito I Valverde. the "walir king:'' of Spain. ! designed for what is presumably n j typical musical comedy for the Itroad- ! way of Madrid. It has stag<? setting:}! that are splendid and gorgeously paint - I ed. l'.etween \'alverde's score and the; wild, romnnlic Spanish dtneintr and sinking of the performers, there is ? little to choose in attraetiveness. The; music is full of d-ish and sparkle.s. I alte.rnalliig with pleasant, dreamy pas sages. while all the ?lancing s superb. 1 Announcing a Continuation Until To-Night Of A!1 Unsold Articles Advertised in Our DOLLAR DAY SALE. Gans-Rady Company JM MAY BE ALLOWED FDEE HAND IN SIBERIA Tokyo Government Will Probably Combat Germany in East Alone. rii.WCIS GOKS TO VOLOGDA American Embassy Will Have Its Headquarters in City ?7ft Miles East of I'etrograd?-lap Ambassa dor Ucbida Remains. WASHINGTON". March 1.?Indications now point to an agreement between the entente powers and America to confid? to Japan alone the task of taking: such measures a:< may 1??? necessary to corn l?at German aggression and influence in Siberia and to protect the military stores at Vladivostok. No final con clusion has been reached, however, and it was said in high official quarters to night that conditions were changing so rapidly and so many new factors \ver? entering into the problem that it would be unsafe to predict overnight what the issue might lir. Kxchanges arc proceed'ng r.ipidly be tween the entente governments and Washington, and the matter was con sidered at to-diy's Cabinet meeting. It ;.?$ understood that the State Department i?< being slowly, but steadily, influenced to accept the view which seems to ob tain in Great Britain ami France, and possibly in Italy. That is. that a sin gle power with an efficient army and navy within easy reach of Siberia and not otherwise employed, and acting in conformity with a general agreement, might be better able to deal with the situation than any international force, such as was at first contemplated, vol.(M.DA TO ISM 1 >11?I.O IIA TIC IIKAUm A IITKUS KOH TUIK In tlie meantime. Vologda, a city of CO.000 people, 37"> miles east of Retro grad, apparently is to be the Amer ican diplomatic headquarters in Rus sia until the situation in tltit country clears. The committee >>n public in formation was advised by its represen tative in Retrograd to-day that Am bassador Francis and his staff, the American consulate, the military mis sion and the Red Cross representatives left the capital for Vologda by railroad on the night of February 27. No word from the ambassador ha.s reached the State Department since hia message saying he was preparing to leave, but it is now assumed that he intends to remain in Russia at a safe distance from the advancing Germans as long as there appears to be opportunity for diulomatic effort. The attitude of the Holshevik govern ment towards the proposed action by Japati in Siberia remains to be devel oped. The Russian contingent in Washington is strongly opposed to the step. hut. as the embassy here Is out ot touch with the Retrograd govern ment. it is not in position to reflect its altitude. GERMANY DEMANDED TOUL AND VERDUN (Continued from First rage ) pen The letter trf dated Versailles. October ^0. 1S70. "After the immense sacrifices for her defense," read M. EMchon. "Germany rlesires to he assured t'nat the next war will find her belter prepared to repel the aggression upon which we can count as scon as France shall have re paired her forces and grained allies. This is the melancholy consideration alone, and not a desire to augment my country, whose territory is sufficiently grc.\t. that obliges me to insist upon the cession of territories that has no other object than to throw back to the. startinj? point the French armies that in the future will come to attack us." After reading this passage, M. l'ichon asked: "Can one better destroy the legend Von Hertlirig tries to establish that the annexation of Alsa'*e-I<orraino had for its origin in the minds of its authors the wish to return to German;* German provinces of which she had been dis possessed by French usurpation*.'" I'HIXCK HISMA Itf.'K COXFI1I MF.I? Ar'llir.XTK'lTV OF HOf r.MF.XT The Foreign Minister pointed out that Prince von 'JUsmarok in subse quent conversations with the Marquis rle Gabriac, the French charge d'affaires at I!erlin. confirmed what his sovereign had written in his own hand. At. l'ichon recalled that from the time of Louis XIV., A Isaoe.-l .orraine had been known generally a?i French, and lie quoted the words of General Maxi Everytliing for the Household A special display of Aluminum Ware at prices consistent with quality. J<?/ctsrian^ * ii^CgaSnJiLl^kT^T^ .*i"K K. Hroml - - itnnilnliili .'ItlfWt Popular March Records gn Sale Free concerts all day. fall to-day and take homo one or more. Is your name on our mail ing list for the new monthly lists of Records? Victrolos, $20.00 to JI00.00. Kasy monthly payments. Walter D. Moses & Co. ton Kant Hroml Street. Oldest Music House in Virginia and North Carolina. miiian Foy. loO years later. when lie said: "If ever th* love of all that is jjreat. anil generous weakens in the hearts of the inhabitants of old franco, it will ho necessary that they cross the Yosro.s. come to Atsac* and (ti4 nKnlu their, patriotism arid U' uiieruy " V" * "What wha true under the ncsi6! tlon." added M. I'tchon, "In nonoV loss true now." r@??!ri?s aimd SATURDAY SPECIALS m IS CiltOCERS Groceries at Prices Within the Reach of All 'j. nIss. new Sour Krout 25^ fur v Country 4(^0 (Jiiuil halt Pork. O^<* pound ?to%, Kunnv South Un!, pound 6d%, Best Cream Chees>c, QQ/? pound _? Irish Potatoes. :te ll?.; or peek, 15 A^S(f* pounds, for te>^ New (.'lipped Herrings. 1 Op pounds AUt New Mackerel, 2?f? per pound Boneless Codfish, "I fif* pound AvlV? ilome-Made Preserves, "J Cn pound Ati^ Black-eyed Peas. "I A*> pur pound AW# Kronh Blackcycd I'oas, t IOC Good Itlee. Hominy and Grits, Qp per pound C?V New <.'nlifornin Prunes. "J O J / per pnunil -*-?1 Now r'ajlfornia Peachcs, 14C Arbuckle's Arlosa Coffee, *^"1 (* p?>r pound Good Mixed Tea. ZlO/* per pound rtV/l* KVnilds" Macaroni and Spashetti, 6c r?-lb. box Lump Starch, 35c Best City Meal. por pound S. Ullman's Son 1S20-1SU2 Knut Mnln Street, iMtfl Knit Vnriltnll Street. Hive 1'honri nt Your Service. A. Bischoff 313 N. Adnnin SI. Madison 721. Swift Premium Main*, pound 3."<* Sliced Hacon, pound . . 1 ic I'r'fli (Vintry Kcrn, per dozen l.arge size Tomatoes, prr rati t*,c Susnr I'nrti, - for L'.V C. A. MOTTLEY GROCERY CO. 1709 Ku.M Prnnklin Street, M. TIIOMAS ML'SSEX, Mnnnser. Madison 12."V8. Madison Si'139. lUsh-Grade Groceries of All Kind*. K. H. HAWKS. Randolph 341-342. ~i* w. Oroad St. I SIMX-IAI- FOR SATURDAY: I.arse Prunes, per pound K,c and 20c faUlornlii Peeled Peaches. pound -'3c ! California Peeled Apricot!", pound 2jVo t'tiprelid Peacl?e*?. pound l!>e Dried Appl"J=. pound lao I New <*al>h.iEe. Turnip Salad. Kale. Spin ach. t.rlio e and Celory. Meats of all ' ltlnd?. SliMl. Silver Perch. Frenh Herring and Sliced Mackerel. A nice lot of Drcsned Turkeys. 4">c pound. X H. REDD, JR. Randolph 3o.Vt. Madison 1997. , Matches. p?r package 7e U cans Rluckeye Peas "So C eana Suiiar Corn CI"o ( R licrf Clean Kaay Soap 2Pc | ' liooil Salt Pork 2m: Selected IrlFh Potatoes, pound 3 3-4c. Macaroni, package So and 10c I I'ncli.sh Peas, can !Po I Santa Clnr;i Prtiti"!'. pound 15c and Crte Octagon Soap, nno dozen SOc , MARKETS Sanitary Meat AND W. W. Tiller Special for Saturday Iloat. Beef 20c Machine Sliced Bacon !5c Corned Beef -Oc Shoulder of Lamb 25c | Leg of Lamb 80c Fresh Hams 85c Fresh Shoulders 80c Hamburg 25c j Regular Hams 85c Victor Oleomargarine 82c Phone Randolph 5756-5717. . \Yc deliver to all parts of city I Wagon leaves for Highland I'ark and G inter Park 3 o'clock.' Joseph McSweeney I 1704 r. Hratiklln. Randolph 1415. i l-'re.-:h llams. pound 3-c I Kre>h Shoulders, pound '^Sc Pure Home toatle l.ard. pound 33o | Sliced Hacon. pound 4 "it: : lllh Macon, pound 10c i Preah Bkbs from "My Own 1 'arm." <: Jennings Fish Co., Inc. Oyater*. Plrll. (lame and roultry. Stalls Hi) in 9(1. Second Market. Randolph 2IIA-''1I7 ami Madmun 5707. Specials for Saturday \jaj KINDS OP POULT IIY AT REASON AHLE PRICES. Good line of oysters; beat sine* th? freer?. MARKETS | J. F. DIFENBAUG1I, Prop. >'o. 8?F. Broad St.?No. 8' Largo Fancy Mackerel. Colombia Ilivcr Salmon. Fancy Boasting Chicken Special Saturday Only Very Good Lard, Choice Steak?Sirloin and Bound, Prime llib Boast Beef. Choice Pot Roast Beef, Hohinan & Son Celebrated Blue Brand Bacon, Sliced, Smoked Sausage? All Kinds, Choice Chipped Beef) Fresh Corned and Smoked Hams, Fancy Hnglish Cut. Smoked Shoulders?Good * as Hams, Choice Pork ( hops 3 lbs., *1 t Fancy Dressod Veal Lamb, Lowest Market Prices. Phone Randolph 3787. rmV V ? f. ~ War 3'J'i North S i \ t li Si reft Muiltson 4'J9J. HIGII-OHADT4! MEATS AND i'fi;:i,T?T (Ittmlolpli Sciood Market. sirloin steak. por ncuincl 5 ivrk ?iiu?ugf. per pound S l\?rk Chops, per poiinil.. ,t3 I'.irlcrhouhc Sti-;ik. pur pound ......3 i'.ouiKt Steak, p?r poll nil. ....2 Chuck IJoj.s:. p?r po'iinl .,3 iBO? \y. llrooil, IJoulermril VKOr.TAHl.W. lettuce, Celery, Spring unions, Salllf?, - (,ymUliiR.<|, rarnnlpa, i'*rr<>(.?, KngUih F?*?? ? yphiHfh, Turnip Salad, Stall SO. Hr*t -ibiktl, Knndolph ?IJ.'it.. l'.enov?te<l Butter liltKH Country Butter Jleoinargarlno No Saturday DtUvjyy.