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operative societies, great and small,
all concerned in the outcome of the
war, and rendering valuable service.
Prince Lvof, the new premier, is
perhaps the leading spirit in this
movement The army is entirely
democratic, and two of its most im
portant generals, Alexieff and Rout
fsky, in charge of the northern front,
have come up from the ranks.
The new minister of war, Goutsqh
koff, has been in charge of the am
munition supplies during the last
year, and is one of the ablest men
in Russia. He has given a note of
wonderful efficiency and honesty to
that part of the work of carrying on
the war. No one is more widely trust
ed by the Russian army or thet Rus
A Russia free from "vodka," start-
cabinet, and so also is the nobility.
A Russia free from "vodka" start
ed on her new course in the hands of
an able and patriotic lot of men, is
the most inspiring spectacle the
world has had in a long time.
KAISER CANT" SEEM TO SEE
WHY U. S. MIND LOSING SHIPS
Berlin, March 24. Germany can
not see why America should regard
sinking of tanker Healdton by Ger
man submarine as "overt act"
Public opinion today agreed with
this expression of view in newspaper
"Sinking of American steamer
Healdton possibly will aggravate
American press pressure on Pres.
Wilson," editorial declared, "and the
entente press will doubtless assert
this is an 'overt act.' But construing
this sinking as a reason for war
would prove that America is wilfully
seeking such an occasion.
"It was unnecessary that the
Healdton traverse blockade area.
The vessel could have chosen the
open way used by Holland-American
According to survivors of Healdton
jthat steamer, was... actually in .the
safety path announced by Germany
when shewas victim of unwarned at
tack by German submarine. United
Press dispatches received from Lon
don yesterday quoted survivors as
sayine they expected Germany to
makefjust such denial that Healdton
was in safety zone Bz Mittag makes
in above editorial But. all of crew
were positive Healdton was in lane in
which ships weer supposed to be im
mune fcom attack.
WAR BREAK BRIEFS
Atlanta, Ga. Sink all U-boats on
sight, Ex-Pres. Taft urged in speech
Des Moines. Iowa senate by a
unanimous vote goes on record as
favoring universal military training.
New York 900 Salvation Army
barracks in principal cities of .coun
try offered to government for use as
New York. 15,000 members of
Long . Island council of women's
clubs petitioned Merchants' ass'n for
opportunity to learn how to take the
places of men workers if men are
called to colors.
Boston. Women may be used to
operate radio stations on Atlantic
shore, says naval captain.
Washington. As step to speed up
sea preparedness, Sec'yj Daniels as
signed large number of retired naval
officers to active duty.
New York. Col. Roosevelt says
he's ready for anything. Is going
fishing in Florida for rest.
Washington. Eastern railroads
petition interstate commerce com
mission to permit an immediate ad
vance in freight rates.
Mass meeting of dairy lunch night
workers at headquarters of Chicago
Waiters' ass'n, 115 W. Madison,
8 a. m. Cashiers, porters and dish