Probably showers late tonight and
tomorrow, moderate temperature.
Temperature for twenty-four hours
ending 2 p.m. today: Highest, 78, at
4:45 .p.m. yesterday; lowest, 67, at
6:16 -4.m. today.
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WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
SAY NEW REPORTS
Grand Duke Nicholas Proclaimed
Emperor, According to Same
LENINE AND TROTZKY IN FLIGHT
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 28.?According to unconfirmed reports today j
the bolshevik government in Moscow has been overthrown, says j
a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copen
Moscow, the reports add, has been captured by Gen. Korniloff,
Supported by German troops.
Advices from the same sources assert that Grand Duke
Nicholas has been proclaimed emperor.
Nikolai Lenine, the premier, and Leon Trotsky, the minister
bf war, are said to have fled to the Murman coast.
Gen. Kaledines is said to have co-operated with Gen. Kor
niloff in the capture of Moscow.
Fall Forecast in Berlin.
The Copenhagen newspapers, the
agency dispatch adds, give promi
nence to a Berlin dispatch quoting the
Tages Zeitung of that city as follows:
. "It is believed here that the bol
shevik government will soon be over
""thrown and that Kerensky is the man
? of the future in Russia."
w The advices declare that the sup
porters of Grand Duke Nicholas have
overthrown the soviets throughout
the Siberian provinces of Irkutsk,
EX-CZAR KILLED i
ON TRAIN, IS CLAIM
Result of Quarrel, Says One|
ALEXIS REPORTED DEAD
By the Associated Press.
AMSTERDAM, June 2S.?The Wolff
Bureau, the semi-official German news
agency, says It has learned from Rus
sian sources that the former Russian
emperor was murdered in a train while j
leaving Yekaterinburg immediately
I after that city had been captured by
/ Cxecho-Slovak forces.
The Wolff bureau also repeats the j
report that Alexis, the former Russian
crown, prince, died a fortnight ago j
after a long Illness.
PARIS, June 28.?The court marshal
at Darmstadt, Germany, has received j
a telegram, signed "Tchitcherin," an- j
nouncing that Nicholas Romanoff, the
former Russian emperor, has been as
sassinated, says a dispatch to the
Matin from Bern.
The assassination took place be
tween Ekaterinburg and Perm.
LONDON, June 28.?The Frank
furter Zeitung reports that M. Tchit
cherin, the Russian foreign, minister,
has telegraphed the Russian minister
at Darmstadt that the former Rus
sian emperor was murdered a few
days ago between Ekaterinburg and
Perm, says an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Copenhagen.
Adda Weight to Beport.
The dispatch from Bern gives
weight to the Increasing number of
reports of the assassination erf the
former Russian emperor. Darmstadt
is the capital of the grand duchy of
Hesse, and the former Empress Allx
is a sister of the reigning grand duke.
It Is not unlikejy that the Russian
government, through Foreign Minis
ter Tchitcherin, would inform the
Hessian court of the death of Nicho
t las Romanoff before making it public
through regular channels.
Berlin had reported recently that
the former emperor was being re
moved from Ekaterinburg to Moscow.
Perm is on the northern railroad
route from Ekaterinburg to Moscow.
Csecho-Slovak troops control the
southern route, and it is probable
that if the bolshevlki did take the
former emperor from Ekaterinburg
they took him by the railway run
ning through Perm.
The former Russian empress was
last reported as being In Ekaterin
burg with her husband and daughters.
Killed in Quarrel, Is Beport.
Ukraine newspaper reports quoted
in German official wireless bulletins
say the former Oxar Nicholas was
killed by a Russian red guard in a
personal quarrel. Another German
bulletin stated rumors are current
that the family of the cxar has been
taken to Peru*.
ELEVEN PERSONS KILLED
IN AIR RAID ON PARIS
BT Hw AwdlM Pim.
PARIS, June 28.?Eleven persons
war* killed and fourteen others In
jured through the explosion of bombs
dropped by German airmen In last
night's raid over the Paris district.
The damage done by the raiders Is
reported as considerable.
? There were several cases of care
'P.esa onl?okers being wounded by frag
ments of shells from the anti-aircraft
St Teysslere, chief of the Paris (Ire
department, died of suffocation while
directing the rescue of victims of
Wednesday night's raid.
Blagovieshtchensk and Khabarovsk.
The defeat of the bolsheviki is said
to have been made possible by the
victories of the Czecho-Slovak forces
and the treachery of the red guard.
Several detachments of the red guard
are declared to have murdered their
officers and then surrendered. ~
The Exchange Telegraph Gompany j
publishes its message containing the
reports of the bolshevik overthrow
and the accompanying details, "with
reserve," and point out that the in
formation emanates mainly from Ger
man sources and therefore should be
received with caution.
TO SELL DR. NASH'S
Ton of Granulated Sugar
Among Products Seized and
> Listed for Auction.
A full ton of granulated sugar will
be offered for sale shortly at public
auction, together with other foodstuffs,
which were today seized by a deputy
United States marshal by order of
Chief Justice McCoy of the District
Supreme Court at the home of Medi
cal Director Francis S. Nash, U. S. N.,
1723 Q street northwest. The seizure
is based on a libel filed by United
States Attorney Laskey under the food
Dr. Nash recently paid a fine of
$1,000 for hoarding these foodstuffs,
following a plea of nolo contendere to
an Indictment returned against him by
the grand Jury.
Goods Removed to Storage Boom.
The deputy marshal removed the
goods to the storage rooms of Adam
A Weschier. the auctioneer, where
the sale will be conducted one day
next month. The court's order re
quires the goods to be held by the
marshal until July 10, but it is under
stood Dr. Nash will consent to a judg
ment of condemnation before that
date and an early sale be had.
Under the law after the costs of the
sale and legal proceedings are deduct
ed the net returns are to be paid
over to Dr. Nash.
Other Commodities Seized.
Besides the large amount of sugar
other foodstuffs in large quantity taken
by the marshal Include 122 pounds of
ham, 185 pounds of strip bacon, 387 tins
of sliced bacon,'67 tins of roast beef, ?6
tins of corn beef. 60 tins of dried beef,
?3 tins of ox tongue, 442 pounds or lard,
552 cans of soup, 696 pounds of brown
sugar. 637 pounds of domino sugar, 938
pounds of rice, 150 pounds of loose salt
and 975 pounds of flour.
AMUNDSEN SOON ON WAY
TO SEEK THE NORTH POLE
Receives Cable Message From
President Wilson Extending
CHRISTIANIA, June 28.?Roald
Amundsen's ship Maude, in which the
famous explorer will attempt to reach
the north pole, left Chrlstianla today
for the north. Capt. Amundsen hlm
I self will board the vessel when she
Before he left for Tromsoe, Amund
sert received a cable message from
Presidei* Wilson, through Secretary
of State Lansing, extending to the ex
plorer his best wishes.
Capt. Roald Amundsen plans to fol
low the Siberian coast eastward from
North cape. He is particularly famil
iar with this region of the Arctic,
having in 1906 discovered the north
west passage. He built the ship Maude
after a new and unique design. The
ship is so constructed that no point
on her hull will present the convex
surface of an arc to the pressure of
Ice. Crude oil will be used as fuel
and Capt. Amundsen hopes to make
the greater portion of the northern
trip by sail. In addition to other
equipment the ship carries two air
planes in which the explorer may
complete his Journey to the pole.
Zioniiti Honor Juitice Brandeis.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., June 28.?Justice
Louis D. Brandeis of the Supreme
Court of the United States was re
elected honorary president of the
American Federation of Zionists in
the olosing session of the annual con
vention here yseterdajr.
No Outward Indication of
Where Teutons Will Strike
on West Front.
FRENCH SCORE SUCCESS
There are yet. no outward indica
tions as to when and where the Ger
man command will launch its next
stroke against the allied line. The
fighting lull on the western front
continues, with only raids and local
attacks. It is two weeks since the
German crown prince ceased his.^ in
effectual efforts to reach Compiegne.
and the breathing space, which has
been longer than between the offen
sive across the Aisne and that on the
Noyon-Montdidier front, has been suf
ficient to permit the Germans to pre
pare fully for a renewal of the offen
sive. Allied capitals look for another
enemy blow very soon. Military ob
servers believe it will come on the
front between Montdidier and Ypres.
For the past few days the German
artillery fire has been violent on sev
eral sectors, each of which might be
selected for an attack. These sectors
are couth of Arras, the northern and
southern legs of the Lys salient and
iouth of the Aisne. The Germans
may, however, attempt to surprise the
allies by attacking where thejr hope
they will not be expected.
French Report of Success.
PARIS, June 28.?French troops last
night carried out an operation on the
front southeast of Amiens by means
of which their lines were advanced in
Senecat wood on the Avre river, the
war office announced today. Jn this
action and in other fighting between
the Marne and the Ourcq, south of
Dammard. prisoners to the number ot
122 were taken. The statement reads:
"Northwest of Montdidier the
French advanced their lines in Sene
cat wood and captured 100 prisoners.
"Between the Marne and the Ourcq
a local operation was carried out
south of Dammard and the French
took twenty-two prisoners.
"The night was calm on the rest of
British Inflict Casualties.
LONDON, June 28.?Considerable ar
tillery activity developed last night
on both sides in the region southeast
of Gommecourt, southwest of Arras,
the war office announced today. Brit
ish patrols indicted casualties upon
the Germans in clashes in this area.
British troops carried out a suc
cessful raid yesterday near Mericourt.
northeast Amiens. An attempted raid
by the Germans near Moyenneville,
south of Arras, was driven off with
loss to the enemy. The statement
"A raid attempted by the enemy
Wednesday night against one of our
posts in the neighborhood of Moy
enneville, south of Arras, was re
pulsed with loss. A party of our
troops carried out a successful day
light raid yesterday near Mericourt.
It captured a few prisoners without
"During the night our own and the
enemy's artillery was active in the
neighborhood of Hossignol wood,
southeast of Gommecourt. Casualties
were inflicted upon the enemy in this
neighborhood by our patrols."
LONDON, June 27.?An official com
munication on aerial operations to
"Seven German machines were
brought down by our airmen on June
26 and two others were driven down
out of control. Two of our airplanes
"With the improvement of the
weather, more photographic and ob
servation work was accomplished
than had been possible for some time.
Our bombing machines dropped four
teen and one-half tons of explosives
on enemy railway stations, dumps,
transports and billets and on the
"On the night of June 26-27 bomb
ing operations continued and sixteen
tons of bombs were dropped by our
night-flying machines on various tar
gets, without loss."
Berlin Official Report.
BERLIN, via London, June 27.?The
official communication from general
headquarters today says:
"There Is no change in the situation.
Lively enemy activity has been dis
played north of the Scarpe and on
the Somme, west of SolBsons and
northwest of Rhelms. The enemy's
observers have again been seen on the
llhelr s Cathedral.
"During the night the artillery ac
tivity increased again on the rest of
the front; also between the Aisne and
the Marne in connection with Infan
"On the east bank of the Meuse we
carried out successful reconnaissances
north of St. Mthlel. A strong enemy
attack was repulsed.
"Five airplanes were shot down out
of an enemy bombing echelon, which,
during the last two days, has raided
Karlsruhe and Offenburg, an indus
trial region of Lorraine. Yesterday
our bombing squadrons attacked
Paris and the enemy's railway junc
tions and airdromes on the way
ITALIANS TAKE ENEMY
POSTS IN HOT FIGHT
Austrian Counter Attacks South of
Col Del Rosso Sanguinarily
Repulsed, Says Rome.
ROME. June 27.?The official state
ment says: "During the day yesterday
the fighting activity was normal along
"North of Serravalle (on the Adige)
the garrison of a large enemy advanc
ed post was surprised by our assault
troops and destroyed."
"On the slopes south of Col del Ros
so our patrols, after a brisk struggle.
Invested the enemy's advanced posts,
capturing thirty-one men and two ma
"The enemy promptly replied by
twice attacking In force our advanced
line, but was sanguinarily repulsed.
"The number of prisoners captured
on the 25th Instant during the opera
tion of extending the bridgehead of
Capo Slle, it has been ascertained,
was 8 officers and 501 of other ranks."
VIENNA. June 27, via London.?Ital
ian troops yesterday made another at
tempt to storm Col del Rosso, be
tween the Brenta and Aaiago. which
th4 Austrlans captured In their recent
offensive, according to today's war
office report. The enemy was repulsed
with heavy losses, the announcement
| Say U. S. Had to Enter War
to Protect Her Com
THEY DO NOT HATE US
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Copyright, 1918, by X. Y. Evening Post Co.)
HOT SPRINGS, N. C., June 28.?Most
of the Germans interned here for the
duration of the war frankly say they
; believe the United States was justified
I in entering the Europeaii conflict. Only j
J they give as justification a reason
hardly complimentary and at variance I
! with the real causes. They believe -
? America had a right to enter the war?
i in fact, was compelled, they think, to
j <j0 go?tQ protect her commercial inter
? ests. A war for Ideals and in defense
j of invaded rights on the seas is still too
abstract a matter for the German mind
| to grasp, though some of the folks in- ;
itemed here, who have lived a good
| while In the United States, know very
: well why we took up arms. To them
: the whole thing was a terrible mistake,
; and to them, too, it grows Increasingly
evident every day just what the conse
quences must be of Germany's indiscre
tion in driving a peaceful nation like
the United States to war.
For, while there is still an under
tone of confidence among the Ger
mans here that Germany will win, this
lis predicated on the notion that the
! central powers will force England
I and France into peace negotiations
| before the power of the United States
j is effectively exerted. But of the
ipower of America the Germans here
have no doubt. Indeed, it is interest
ing to observe the effect of American
jwar preparations on the 2,000 intelli
!gent Germans, with sympathies ex
jactly like those of the people now in |
(Germany, but with a much more accu
rate Idea of what is going on in
Despondency in Camp.
There was jubilation, to be sure, last j
July and August, when the subma- j
rines were exacting a heavy toll. The
Germans here believed it would all be
over In a few months. During the j
recent German offensives, however,
they were intensely interested, but on )
the whole seemed disappointed, if
anything. Despondency reigns in the
camp, and those who talk with the
Germans from day to day attribute
this to the magnitude of American
war measures. Trainload after train
load of American troops pass by
here every day, in full view of the j
Germans. Cannon and war material 1
and an endless procession of war
freight destined to seaboard makes an
impressive sight. On top of this the
Germans know from the American
newspapers which they read that 900,
000 American soldiers are in France,
and'that millions more are going over,
the submarines to the contrary not
No longer do the Germans here
dream of a speedy ending. They be
lieved the allies would be beaten by
summer, but summer is here, and the
entente is unbeaten, and a fresh and
powerful belligerent is entering the
lists. Yet there is relatively little
bitterness here against America. All
the hate and feeling seems to be con
centrated still against the English.
About the only cheering news that
these Germans gets, incidentally, is in
letters from Germany, which come
more or less regularly. One of the
Americans who censors this mail, and
has been reading about 2.000 letters
a month for the last year, says the
missives present a conflict of view
respecting economic conditions in j
Germany, some letters giving the im
pression of a serious shortage of food
and others referring to the food sup- ;
ply not inadequate. But he tells
me there is an amazing uniformity of !
statement as to unbroken German mo
rale and stanchness of spirit, not
withstanding the hardships and large
Outgoing mail is strictly censored.
The Germans are permitted to write
twice a week, and letters of not more
than two pages in length. They can
correspond only with their nearest
relatives, and are not able to write
about anything except their own per
sonal afTairs and treatment.
p.ut while their letters might pass
the American censor, there is no tell
ing what the German censor will do
to the correspondence when it reaches
Germany. For the Germans interned
here could tell many an interesting
thing, for instance, about democracy
in their own camp, to the folks back
home. . . .
Here no caste system is recognized.
There are seventy sea captains, scores
of chief engineers, second and third offi
cers, pursers, doctors, chief stewards
cooks, wireless operators, electrl
' (Continued on Fifth Page.)
U. S. FAVORS FREEDOM
FOR ALL SLAV PEOPLES
Statement by Secretary Lansing
Answers Claims Made by Hun
German and Austrian propaganda rep
I resenting the United States as favoring
[the freedom of Poland without regard
for what happens to the Czecho-Slovaks
and Jugo-Slavs generally led Secretary
Lansing to issue a statement today
definitely announcing that the position
of the American government is that all
branches of the Slav race should be
completely freed from German and Aus
The statement follows:
"Since the issuance by this govern
ment on May 29 of the statement re
garding the nationalistic aspirations for
freedom of the Czecho-Slovaks and
Jugo-Slavs, German and Austrian offi
cials and sympathizers have sought to
misinterpret and distort its manifest In
terpretation. In order that there may
be no misunderstanding concerning the
meaning of the statement, the Secretary
of State lias today further announced
the position of the United States gov
ernment to be that all branches of the
Slav race should be completely freed
from German and Austrian rule."
SAILORS FROM SUNKEN
SHIP RESCUED AT SEA
Twenty-Four Men Were Members
of the Crew of the
HALIFAX, N. S., June 28.?A boat
load of twenty-four sailors from the
steamship Dwinsk, sunk by a subma
rine oft the Atlantic coast, was landed
this morning by a fishing vessei at
Shelburne, N. S., says a message from
that port today. The men were picked
up sixty miles south of Seal Island, in
the Gulf of St. Lawrenfce. They had
been drifting for eight days, surviv
ing on a small quantity of bread and
Previous reports of the destruction
of the Dwinsk, a British ship under
American charter, said she was sunk
June 18, 700 miles east of the Dela
NEW YORK, June 28.?The landing
of twenty-four survivors from the
steamship Dwinsk at Shelburne, N.
S., today definitely accounts for all but
two boatloads of the crew. The
Dwinsk was a troopship, returning to
the United States. She had no sol
| LIVE FICTION!
|g FEATURES OF
?> Here are a few of the stories and
article* you will find next 8onday in
" the NEW MAGAZINE SECTION of The
? "TAO DAT AT TORCHT'8"?Th.
*t announcement of another "Torchy
V story," by 8EWELL FORD, is always
X welcomed by a host of readers.
<<WTrF>T iMfP'OAV SOLDIERS IN
FRANCE FLESH THEIR BAYONETS,"
by u.fc.ORir? n. OXIDES, The Star's
correspondent at the battle front, tells
how our boys feel after a scrap with
"CAPT. KETTLE ON THE "WAR
PATH."?The first of a new series of
stories about this famous character in
fiction, the creation of O. J. CUT
LIFFE HYNE, The first is entitled
"THE SUPPLY SHIP," and it ii a
remarkably interesting story.
IV "WAR'S GREATEST TERROR 18
I ?> ABOLISHED BY REHABILITATION
OF WOUNDED MEN."
"WONDERS OF MODERN GUN
NERY DEVELOPED AT GOVERN
MENT'S TRAINING SCHOOL."?By
FRANK G. CARPENTER.
"THE RIDDLE OF THE RAINBOW
PEARL."?The last of the famous
"SEALSKINS ARE NOW CLASSED
AMONG THE PATRIOTIC GAR
MENTS."?A fashion article for wom
en, by ANNE RITTENHOUSE.
"POISON GAS ENDS VALUABLE
SERVICES OF WAR DOGS ON
FRENCH FRONT."?By STERLING
"PROSPECT OF THE GIBRALTAR
TUNNEL AS ONE OF THE CONSE
QUENCES OF WAR."?A timely arti
cle by CHARLES M. PEPPER.
"THE PACIFIST."?A war story
from the French. By BINET-VALMER.
D. C. FUELCONTROL
Accepts Resignation of John
L. Weaver, Who Is Asked
to Be Adviser.
DIVISION TO TAKE CHARGE
United States Fuel Administrator
Garfield today accepted the resigna
tion of John L. Weaver as fuel admin
istrator for the District of Columbia. It
becomes effective within the next day
i Dr. Garfield has prepared a public
statement thanking Mr. Weaver for his
patriotic service. Mr. Weaver is asked
to serve in the future in an advisory
capacity in the management of coal
affairs of Washington.
Mr. Weaver has frequently sug
gested to Dr. Garfield that the coal
situation in the National Capital
should be administered by the federal
administration instead of as a state
administration, as is now the case. It
was on his recommendation that Dr.
Garfield decided to abolish the District
fuel administration and transfer the
fuel management of this city to the
Division to Be Organized.
An executive head will be placed in
charge of a division which will look
after Washington fuel interests. This
appointment will be made within a few
days, when present offices of the Dis
trict fuel administration in the Wood
ward building will be moved to the
federal fuel administration at 20th and
Mr. Weaver believes that this change
in method of administering the District's
fuel affairs will increase the efficiency
of the work here and will be beneficial
to the city in general.
Mr. Weaver's Suggestions.
Mr. Weaver's letter of resignation con
tains the following recommendation re
garding the District administration:
'With the view of increasing the effi
ciency of the local fuel administration
of the Capital city and in nowise en
deavoring to escape work or responsibil
ity, I have to propose that the duties
of the fuel administrator for the District
of Columbia be taken over and admin
istered directly by your office.
"This recommendation is made after
very careful consideration and is based
on the following reasons:
"a. The federal character of Wash
ington city makes it impracticable to
apply the procedure suitable to a
"b. Washington requirements differ |
so much from those of other cities I
that the experience of other adminis- j
trations is of little or no use to me. |
"Washington city, because of its j
federal character, is entitled to the j
same service the United States Fuel !
Administration so efficiently rendered
to the properties immediately under
its management, because the citizen
body, practically without exception,
is directly engaged in aiding the gov
ernment prosecute the war work
being conducted here.
All Working in Same Cause.
"Those citizens not carried on the
pay rolls of the government are busily
engaged in catering to and in caring
for the tens of thousands of those who
are on the government pay rolls. This
applies to the employes of the public
utilities of purveyors of food, of
builders, real estate men who are pro
viding- housing, the merchants who
distribute goods of all kinds, to the
transportation employe? and, as stated
above, to practically the entire citi
zen body without exception.
"c. Attention i? invited to the peculiar
duties of the federal government in
extending that hospitality to the em
bassies of other countries which is
due from a great nation like ours. The
administration owes to the members
of Congress, their families and those
assisting in their Important work a
consideration and care which should
ibe extended directly by the govern
"d. The experience of last winter
demonstrated the Inability of my office
to prevent matters of a purely local
character from being addressed di
rectly to your office. This, It seems,
would indicate where the public is in
clined to place the responsibility.
"e. The inability of the -local ad
ministration to provide necessary
fuels during the stress of last winter,
notwithstanding the fair promises made
by your office, brought about a condi
tion which should not have existed in
the federal capital, viz.: hundreds of
citizens clamoring for coal In an emer
gency bureau it was found necessary
to establish. This would never have
occurred had the citizen body received
the direct consideration of your office
as did the departments so efficiently
(Continued ojx Second Page.)
Reported That Furious Kaiser
Will Accept Offer of For
GERMAN WRATH GROWS
By the Associated Pr<?ss.
PARIS. June 28 (Havas).?Dr. von
Kuehlmann offered his resignation as
German foreign secretary on Wednes
day. says a Zurich dispatch to the
Journal. The dispatch adds that It is
believed the emperor will accept the
Emperor Is Furious.
LONDON. June 27.?According to an
Amsterdam dispatch to the Central
News, the German emperor has sent
the Imperial chancellor.
Hertling a "furious telegram about
Dr. von Kuehlmann's speech.
Dr. von Kuehlmann, replstng to
critics during the course of yester
ray's debate in the German reichstag.
Once legends have arisen, they are
difficult to destroy, but I "1""t ?k_
clare. with a view to counter att"*
ing the growth of a legendthatthere
can be no question of m> ha%ing
bound myself to the Idea of a long
71 The foregoing was "oked _ b>' *
deputy who referred to D .
Kuehlmann's expectation of a war
very long duration."
German Anger Rising.
AMSTERDAM, June 27.?The cam
paign for the removal of Foreign Sec
retary von Keuhlmann is ??rtowl"f.
strength. Emperor William is willing
to dismiss him and Chancelllor
Hertling is not disposed to retain hl '
according to dispatches received h ^.
In the relchstag and the press anger
at his confession of hopelessness in
victory for the central powers and his
display Of vacillation by his second
speech in trying to avert
quences of his first speech is rising.
ina violent attack on the foreign
minister in the reichstag Tuesaaj
Deputv Hasse. independent socialist.
?ayPs Vorwaerts suggestedthatonthe
ed V^a "rrthenSvlcV;0^anecehllora as "fig
leaves to hide th^ na^ness ^f Jhe
the'Veal ^rule??^ Germany. Gen Lu
dendorff. was not made chancellor.
London View of Speecn.
LONDON. June 27.-Tire Westmln
orations without ?ubimttrngr
word of it to the higher command and
obtaining their indorsement of
down to the last letter.
??If von Kuehlmann spoke as he did
it was because the military authori
ties desired him so to speak and be
causethe" thought it necessary to
break to the German people the news
that the speedy and decisive vlrto y
?h4rh a. few weeks ago tney were
themseives promising is not now
W'*The 'chan^eUor's explanation and
still more the circulation officially in
neutral countries of Herr Naumann s
speech which followed von Kuehl
mann's, confirmed this explanation
The German people have in mind the
kaiser's speeches, l?uf l]"ast'n^ "d
confident promises which follow ea
the first stages of the western offens
ive To be suddenly told the truth an
have to face the fact that the war
may be greatly prolonged and that
The great general staff does not see
Its way to victory is a stupendous
shock after fthe hopes that have been
Kuehlmann Peace Drive
Confession of Weakness,
Says Serbian Minister
M. L. Mlchailovltch, Serbian minister
to the United States, in a statement
today declared that the address of
Dr. von Kuehlmann. minister for
foreign affairs, before the German
reichstag this week should lead the
entente powers to have greater faith
than ever in their final victory by
f?rCC- .. , ,
-Dr von Kuehlmann. said the
minister, "no longer believes in a
military victory, but considers that
to out an end to the war one must
take refuge in diplomatic Pourpar
lers And thus when everybody
knows that the allies demand the re
construction of and Indemnity to Bel
slum the return to France of Alsace
forraine the liberty and independ
ent of the Jugo-Slavs. in union with
T reconstructed Serbia, the tiecho
Slovaks and the Poles and the se^
great^nd small! the German thinks
fhat neace ought to be assured by
means of secret diplomatic pour
P "This last German peace offensive
fnr the first time betrays the fact
fhat Germany no longer believes in
victory by force of arms and that on
that account she tries to obtain It
M other means. This is the reason
whv we should have greater faith
rhan ever in our final victory by
force of arms and Justice.
AMERICANS WILL FORM
THEIR OWN DIVISIONS
By the Awiated Prest.
LONDON. June 27.?Intervening In
the debate on the new military service
act and speaking of the urgency of
obtaining men for a serious emergency
premier Lloyd George said today it
was true the Americans were coming
and being brigaded with the allies, but
that It was on the distinct under
Btanding that when men were obtained
they should replace,the Americans and
enable the Americans to form their
Mrs. Story Gives $1,000 Bail.
NEW YORK, June 28.?Mrs. William
Cumming Story was arraigned In
general session court late yesterday
and held In *1.000 bafl for pleading
next Tuesday. Her tw? sons, both of
whom are in government service, will
also answer the charges of Krand
larceny and conspiracy -hrough coun
sel at that time. It was said to be
probable that the ca?rs would not
come up for hearing uutll after the
SENTENCED TO DIE
Revolutionary Movement Re
ported to Be Under Way
in the Dual Monarchy.
IN NUMEROUS CITIES
Martial Law May Be Proclaimed in
Austria as Result of Critical
By th#? Pr?*?.
PARIS, June 28 (Havas).-?
There have been rebellious out-*
breaks among the garrisons of
the cities of Gyor and Pecs,
Hungary, as a result of which
2,000 of the military involved in
the mutiny have been condemned
to death, according to reports
received by the Matin today.
Both Austria and Hungary are
affected by the revolutionary
movement, which is said to be in
progress on a large scale in
Austria, the newspaper's ad
vices declare. The spirit of re
; volt is said to be strongly per
j vasive in the army.
Violent demonstrations are
reported to have occurred in
Martial Law Expected.
Pecs is the Hungarian name for the
city of Funfkirchen, 105 miles southwest
of Budapest. The city has a popula
tion of about 45,000. Gyor. more com
monly known as Haab, te a city of
some 28,000 population, sixty-seven
miles northwest of Budapest.
PARIS. June 27 (Havas).?Swiss dis
patches received here today say that ow
ing to the seriousness of the food situs -
1 tlon in Austria-Hungary, martial law is
expected momentarily to be proclaim
ed throughout the empire.
Draws Gloomy Picture.
1 AMSTERDAM. June 17.?Budapest
? advices received here say that in the
1 lower house of parliament Wednes
; day. Dr. Alexander Wekerle. the Hun
garian premier, drew a gloomy picture
of conditions in Budapest. The pre
mier said most of the factories had
, ceased work and that the non-appear
ance of the newspapers had resulted
in a regrettable spreading of false ru
mors, which had fanned the agitaUon
, imong the working people.
Dr. Wekerle strongly opposed the
I demand for the substitution of the
: military for the gendarmerie in fac
tories and declared that those persons
having the people's Interests at heart
desired the milder police supervision
than the severer rules of the military
in the factories.
May Be Next Premier.
Vienna dispatches say that Count
Sflva Tarouca. at present minister of
agriculture, and an Intimate Wend
of Emperor Charles, probably will bo
the next premier of Austria In suc
cession to Baron von Seydler.
A Zurich dispatch. June 26. said that
Premier von Seydler had proposed ??
his successor Baron Banhans and that
the Austrian emperor had Invited the
baron to begin negotiations with the
various political parties with the ob
ject of forming a cabinet.
DESIGNATION OF PRISON
IS REVOKED IN ORDER
United States District Attorney
John E. I.askey was today Informed
by the Department of Justice that
the existing designation of the United
States penitentiary at Atlanta. Ga.,
as the place of confinement for alt
male prisoners sentenced In the Dis
trict of Columbia for terms of more
than five years, and of the District
reformatory at Lorton, Va., for all
males sentenced for more than one
year and not over five years Is re
The Lorton reformatory, by a new
order of the Department of Justice,
has been designated for male prison
ers only: for first offenders not over
tlilrty-flve years of age at the time of
the sentence, not convicted of mur
der. housebreaking, rape, kidnaping,
arson or an offense against the gen
eral laws of the United States.
The order designates the peniten
tiary at Atlanta, Ga., for all male
prisoners except those sentenced to
the workhouse or Jail for one year or
less. , . ,
The house of correction at Jesups,
Md has been designated as the place
of confinement for female offenders
sentenced to the penitentiary. The
Jesups Institution is now an adjunct
to the Maryland penitentiary.
JOHN POOLE IN RACE.
Washington Banker Among Candi
dates for Botary Club President.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. June 28.?Elec
tion of officers for the coming year
was the principal event on the pro
gram at today's session of the In
ternational Association of Rotary
Clubs in convention here.
The candidates for president In
clude: H. J. Brunnler. San Francisco:
Robinson A. McDowell. Louisville,
Ky? and John Poole, Washln*tn. D.
The report of the committee on
resolutions also was to be made.
Among those on the program for ad
dresses today were Talcott Williams,
dean of the Pulltser School of Jour
nalism, Columbia University; Areh C.
Klumph of Clevelend, Ohio, past In
ternational secretary of the associa
tion. and Hugh Guthrie, solicitor gen
eral for Canada. The latere toplo
was "Canada's Contribution to the
Was." . ' ?
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