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Hte1(tehttt0&m Ume WEATHER FORECAST: Fair Tonight and Sunday; Continued Cool Tonight Full Report on Editorial Page COMPLETE AFTERNOON With Complete Wall Street NUMBER 10.19S. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING. JUNE 1G. 1917 PRICE ONE CENT. JAPS TURN DOWN AMERICA'S PLEA Refuse to Co-operate With U. S. in Note to China. ENGLAND ALSO REFUSES Japanese Believed Peeved by Bogus Text Cabled Oversea. The Japanese government has no tified the United States of Its unwll lingness to join with this country In lu effort! to compose the Internal situation In China. Information to this effect was ob tained officially at the State Depart ment today following the announce ment by Great Britain of the fact that the United States had asked the allied powers to subscribe to her recent note to China, and that the British foreign office had found it advisable to decline. It U not known what response the French government, which was the third power consulted by the United 8tates, has given. The impression prevails here that the action of Great Britain in declin Ins to act with the United States was Inspired by her Japanese ally. Xte en Way Here. Press dispatches from London this morning state that the British gov ernment has sent a formal communl cation to this country, which sets forth that while Great Britain ex presses sympathy with the principles enunciated by the United States In Its note to China, and would like in every way possible to comply with the wishes of President Wilson, never theless she Is forced "to view the sit uation from a slightly different stand point than America, and may not be able to do all that the President sug gests." The reply of the Japanese govern ment was delivered orally to Secre tary of State Lansing yesterday aft ernoon by Alroaro Sato, the Japaneso ambassador, who called just after Mr. Lansing had finished receiving Lord Northeliffe. Japaa Peeved, la Belief. It Is understood that the ambassa dor expressed regret over the Inabil ity of hla government to act with the United States In this matter, Indl eating that Japan feela that she has a peramountcy of Interest In Far Eastern , matters which Inspires her to act Independently as regarda China. Although the conference was held behind closed doors the impression prevails that the Ambassador refer red to the unfavorable impression occasioned In Japan both by the fact that the United States did not con sult Japan before sending the note to China and by the publication in the Japanese press of a bogus text ef the note Investigation at the Slate Depart ment this morning indicates that the whole Incident has been greatly magnified In importance as a result of the methods of "secret diplomacy loiiowea oy me .-ua.e urp.nn.enu By withholding publication of the note to China for four dsjs after It , was sent, the department allowed all nrts of misapprehension to develop ' in Japan and elsewhere concerning I the character of the communication, I even though, as it now develops, at this very time the United States was ABKmg iob mica pver lu iMiniai. i l-;; themselves wnn me erions country to head off the revolution China. MONTANA "FIGHTINGEST" STATE IN THE UNION Registration Shows Its Leadership j 111 nOQ-LXeinpUOIl USt. Grabblnr all honors In mar reel- tratlon. Montana lodav hoed Itself ' to oe the "fljchtlngesi" State In the inion otTir,.! i-.T.irnt at ih Prnrnii Mar.! ahal General's office repealed that! Montana registration exceeded the , estimates br 20 pr cent, that It ranks first as the State in which most of the men refused to claim exemption, and ! tha een the negroes declined exemp tion opportunities Montana s total registration was IS rT3 With New Mexico. Wvotnlng, and Kemuckv mlsslnir. registration totaled nearly 9 SOO.OftO todav. Pro ot Marshal General Crowder de clares the totals show practical I a 1(V per cent registration. Computation toda reealed there nre 726.923 men In the military es tablishment of the United tSates that were not required to register, but were Included In census estimates Addition of this number to the actual I registration will bring the total above' the census estimate of 10.500 000 I Registrars' mistakes In forwarding registration ca-ds delated Kentuck's complete returns Notice! Metropolian Ilraneh Com muters In order to Insure the prompt arrival In Washington of Baltimore a: Ohio train No 3S effective June :0th, '"' ? """. iipine. Mivfr springs. iamonn. i erra otla, and University will be discontinued and Capitol View added on that train. AdL Girl Pilots Y. W. C. A. Bevator Miss Margaret E. Thompson, First Feminine "Lift" Conductor Licensed in District, Decorates Cab With Posies. The most conspicuous thing in the elevator at the Young Woman's Christian Axsoeiation Building today is a small sheet of paper held in a neat little frame. It is the license granted to Miss Margaret E. T. Thomp son, 1208 First street southeast, to run an elevator in the DMtrlct. Miss Thompson is "awfully"-;-- proud of the license. It being the mil nnril inn UftDDflD first ever granted to a woman or girl LIllLUIUlll LlOt IlUKKUIt In Washington. It signified that she rn 1 It) D 1 in MITDnCDC had blazed the way for all femininity Uf Alii KAIL) lUUKlJJuKj In the National Capital so far as tak- Ing the places of men In one partlc - ular line of work is concerned. la Conspicuous rlace. Miss Thompson has been running the elevator for the V. W. C. A. for several davs, but It was not, until j vesterday that she got her license, and today she had It framed and hung It up ko all who were chaperoned to the heights by the first besklrted "lift pilot" would know It. The license was Issued after an ele vator Inspector from the District building had made several trips with Miss Thompson and was satisfied an to her ability to proper!, promptl) and safely operate the "lift." One scarcely appreciates a woman elevator conductor or. in this case, a girl, since Miss Thompson Isn't old enough to cast a vote if she had one until he rides up and down with her a few times Poalea la Klevater. Even If one did not see Miss Thompson when the car was entered although this Is taking liberties in supposing any such a thing it is Im mediately evident that no ordinary male Is chauffeur of that particular car. First, there has been lent a feminine touch. No real elevator boy com manding the respect of the rest of his profession would think for an In stant of putting a bunch of flowers where they could plainly be seen. But Miss Thompson did. The posies are fastened Just below the places where the elevator la started. This Is one distinguishing touch about the car. It is stated on the highest au thority that no other car In the city of Washington or any other city, for that matter. Is decorated with a bunch lor flowers, j Tnere are but few men who ride In the elevator at the Y. W. C. A. For this reason, it may be that the posies will not be exhibited every day. Shocked By Pollleaessf Then the politeness displayed when one wants to ascend is a blow but a mighty pleasant blow On entering" "e found his sons bodv Ivlng the door, the raucous cry of the n"r bur,t wrater pipe. A voung ordinary t pe of elevator conductor wldow ,oW now her husband left the does not assault the ear house with their two-v ear-old girl to "Are vou going up" a pleasant I bu' sweets, when a bomb dropped voice questions, and with a gasp of surprise the rider enters the car. There was a shock coming to one young man who rode up in the car. At one of the floors the door stuck I inaavertenti. tne oung man rrom I force of habit started to cover his virtuous ears, forgetting who was the conductor mnd pectlnr lh, .ul How of harlh ora, instead he heard, "Goodness, that door is sticking again" e, ,t is the unanimous opinion that Washington can stand many more elevator conductors like Miss Margaret Thompson ANARCHIST PAIR FACE DEPORTATION THREAT Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman Under Arrest. mE "n ' TORK. June 18 Emma Gold- anrl Altinrlp narlf man anir chin... arrest.! on Charge of con t-plrmcy figainHt the Government, were held today In S2SOOO bail to await Ion of th Federal crand Jury A mo,,on to ""!-" thm on the ground that the bill Is unconstitutional was denied b Commissioner Hitchcock Both Miss Goldman and Berkman Uo may fac Portation. as officials say th must furnish naturalization PP" or amenable to an old law ,,,at ,,0tt,, thrm to De nt out of th tountrj Great Importance it attached to long lists of names confiscated in Miss Goldman's apartments In addition, anarchistic documents, card indexed subscription lists to "Mother K.rt'i, and "The Hlast" totaled at least 10.000 names More than a wagon loll of docu mnts and propaganda material was seized i ROBS INCUBATOR OF BABY Kidnaper Raids Exhibition at Chari ties Conference. PITTSBURGH. June 16 As an 'aftermath of the national conference of charities and correction, which closed here Wednesday night, it was reported today that a baby Belong ing to the Klizabeth Steel Magee Memorial Hospital Had been kidnaped from its Incubator crib in 'he exhibit connected with the convention When the woman guardian nf the child arrled early Thursday ah found the crib empty i j - . n v I J ft m ! UUS lUqUtSl Judge HoW PlaVmateS Were Slain by Huns. ny jeneox c. wellivkr. (Special Cable to The Times.) LONDON'. June 16. While the Lon don coroners were holding Inquests over the bodies of many little chil dren killed by the last Hun air raid. the German newspapers were rejoic ing at the effectiveness of it. The Cologne Gazette, for Instance, says: "Even the tearful and distorted re ports show that this attack was one of the heaviest that ever took place" Pathetic scenes occurred when the coroners' Juries considered the evi dence at Inquests over the school children. Youngsters, who survived the butchery were called as witness es, and wept on the witness stand Tales of the horror attending the de struction of the school building when told by doctors and teachers brought gasps of agonv from the mothers and fathers of the victims. Terrified Bat Obedient. One teacher told how the school building seemed on the verge of col lapsing after the bomb exploded The fumes of the explosive choked her and the children gasped for breath, but through it all they remained obedient to directions of their teach ers Those on the upper floors marched from the wrecked building In orderly fashion, covered with soot and brick dust. Crashing through the upper floors, the bomb dropped Into the infants' room and exploded among a big class of children not over five vears old. Thirteen of these little ones were killed. Two of the thirteen were blown to such small'fragm'enls' that no trace of them could be found. Flada Own Soau The Janitor of the school told how he plunged Into the wreckage and went to the room where his own little boy had been a few minute, previous- just outside the door The mother and wife, looking out. saw their two mangled bodies In the road. It was a heartbreaking day for the Hast Knd, and Its sorrow will be em phasized on Wednesday when a pub lie funeral will be held The children who were together In life will not be separated in death. The will be buried In one grae and a memorial will be placed over them. FARMERS NOTEXEMPT .AS ARMY CONSCRIPTS Only Indispensables to Be Free If Boards So Class Them. Fsrmers are not exempt from mlli tsry service To dispel the widespread Impres slon that men in agricultural pursuits are exempt from the selective con scrlptlon. Provost Msrshal General Crowder today reiterated that only "indrspensable men" in any industry will be exempted Kvery man who can serve the nation better as a -oldler than In the industr or occupation In which he happens to be, will be called to the color unles that would work ftn actual hardship upon his de pendents The others lndespenabIes--w 111 be exempted In a proclamation of exemption regulations to be Issued within a few da s by Tresldent Wilson, provisions are made for determining who are and who are nut the "indispensable men." A tremendous task confront the appellate exemption boards The proclamation will place the sole power to pass upon occupational claims for exemption into the hand nf these boards. One is created f.ir each Federal Judicial district eighty-four In the country Tresldent Wilson's proclamation will furnish general rules for the guidance nf the appellate boards, but the power to exempt or refuse exemp tlon is left largely to their discretion n preparation for the working of the conscription system, the Govern ment Printing Office Is turning out' millions of blanks for the use of the I ezemption boards As soon as the' regulatlona are out the shipment of forms will begin. Kery effort Is be Ing exerted bv the provo.t marshal generals office to expedite the pspei work- and atari selecting the first 100,000." j PLAYTS PLANNED FORD. C. WARRIORS Commission Is Appointed for Social Purposes. RECREATION TO BE PROVIDED Soldiers and Sailors of Nearby Camps to Be Entertained. The Commissioners today appointed a District War Service Commlslon to organize and develop social and recreational resources for the benefit of officers and men of the army and navy stationed In and near the Capital. The commission, which is composed of more than a hundred prominent men and woman, will work ii an auxiliary to the War Department Commission on Training Camp Ac tivities Its personnel comprises persons widely known In every walk of life clergymen and merchants, society women, and social workers, philan thropists, and District officials. In addition to Its military work the commission will seek to promote the welfare and efficiency of the large number of civil employea brought to this city by war conditions. Social Clearlag Henae. The commission Is primarily creat ed to serve as a clearing house for well advised plans of social and recreational aervlce related to the war emergencies; to eliminate waste duplication and cross-purposes; to prevent the establishment of unneces sary machinery of organisation or administration. It will work to the utmost feasible limits through existing organizations and agencies, seeking to carry for ward its work In such ways aa shall tend to strengthen, broaden and make effective every worthy agency adapt ed to aid in meeting the extraordl nary demands of the war period. It may also serve to promote per manent galna throughout the city In the way of developing unity and a centralized efficiency In all that .re lates to the progress and welfare of the clt. and when the war emer gencies come to an end the aervlce of the commission Is expected to leave the normal agencies and Institutions co-operating In Its service Individual ly stronger In equipment and organi zation for the on-going work devolv ing upon them. The commission Is appointed for the period of the war emergenc). with power to add to Ita number, fill va cancies, create such honorary, advla- ory. executive, and divisional commit tees as may be necessary to fulfill Itij purposes, subject to the general di rection of the commissioners, who are ex-orficlo members of the com mission The commission will hate power to organize under such rules and regula tions as It shsll deem expedient, con sistent with the purposes of Its crea tlon. and with the laws nf the Dis trict Members of the commission are to sere without compensation. The Commission, being without funds by Congressional or District appropria tions. mut perform Its services mslnly through existing Institutions and agen cies natural!) related to lu functions, and the rommlsloners have asked for the heart) ro-operatlon of all citizens of the District. The Commission will appoint a treaa urer wliu mill be bond-d and held re sponsible for surh funds as may be do nated fir the necessary expenses of lh Commission in the prosecution of Its work The commission Is empowered to emplo an executive secretary and other ( onttnud on Second Page.' FOOD BILL CONTEST IS PUT UP TO SENATE Following Wilson's Wish, Measure Is Reported Today. Itespondlng to the mandate of President Wilson, the Senate Agricul ture Committee today reported out the Lever food control bill, putting lh. Initial fight on the measure dl lectly up to the Senate The bill Is sent out of committee without recommendation and will come up for debate In the upper branch early next week. Ad locales ir the bill think that the appropriation of S1S-.UOO.000 for administering fond control Is too much, and an agreement will be reached Immediately to reduce the amount. Otherwise the bill will be pushed on the floor of the Senate, as It was Introduced In the House and -iw-Ing to the fact that the House be gins consideration of the measurr on Monday the debate will he canted Inn In both branebea at the aaine time. -- . FOR AMERICAN SOLIDARITY, niO DE JA.N'niRO. June IS Ap- proval by Chli" and Uruguay of nrazil'a doctrine of American solldar ity. expressed In the flrazllian note announcing a break with fSern-any, was iixfltd in notes reeilved from these two nations today. ARMY TO RETAIN MOST RESERVISTS Places to Be Found for Men Rejected as Officers. MAY ENTER AVIATION SERYICE Quartermaster, Track, Ordnance, and Other Branches Open. nans to retain In service aa officers, or In training for appointment as aviation officers, practically all re jected men now In the Fort Myer training camp and almtlar camps about the country were announced by the War Department today. This will be good news to the student officers at Fort Myer. con siderably more than half of whom have faced discharge through short age of available openings aa officers In the line of the army. General McCain Explalas. Adjutant General McCain In an nouncing his plan to retain these men In training camps, said that part of the number would be detailed to machine gun achoola for selections as officers of the ordnance reserve corps: other men In camp wi'l be detailed to atudent aviation schools; ISO men from each training regiment will be appointed quartermasters, and fifty from each regiment assign ed to truck companies, while 10 per cent of the men In each camp will be examined with a view to their ap polntment as provisional aecond lieu tenants In the regular army. General McCain has sent the follow. Ing caution to members of the boards appointed at each camp to make se lection of officers. Dlaelpllaed Men .Xeeded. "The demand for the appointment of regular army line officers, reserve stalT officers, and aviation officers or candidates from the training camps Is due to the realization of the value of obtaining men who have been un der disciplinary control and observa tion., and who have had some train ing that will give them a fair Idea as to what an army Is. "These outlets are not to be, con sidered a dumping ground for ineffi cient. tonBi men who may have been admitted to training camps. It Is realized that many men who return to their homes after the training period with nothing but a training camp discharge to ahow for their ef forts will be bitterly disappointed, but the interests of the Government must be conserved Sean I,aek Fltaeoa. "It Is certain that some who com plete the course have not the qualities that an officer should possess. Kvery failure In the list Anally appointed will be chargeable directly to the regular army. "It Is believed that provision can be made for retaining in service aa officers, or for training for appolnt menta as aviation officers, practically all men in the present training camps who have good personality, force, ability, and ihe other qualities that should be found In officers" BRITISH REPEL HUN ATTACK NEAR YPRES Counter Assault Marked by Hot Gun Fire Repulsed. LONDON. June II. Brltl'h forces holding positions wrested Thursday night from the Germans south of Vpres were hotly attacked yesterday afternoon. Kleld Marshal Halg re ported toda The counter assault waa marked by heavy artillery fire, but the few Germans who succeeded In penetrating the Drltlsh curtain of fire and reached the British trenches were Immediately driven out. and the entire attack completely repulsed. Front dispatches today enlarged ipon the Importance of the sudden drie b which Halg esterdsy thrust lil forces forward northwest of niillecmirt More of the "Impreg nable" Hindenburg line was taken, and unofficial advices early today In dicated hut fighting still In progre there, the Germans xsinly endeavor ing to break the Ilrltlsli grip oldestTctress is dead Mrs. Sol Smith Wat "Grand Old I Lady of American Stage." i NKW YORK. June 16- Mrs Maryj Sedley Smith, known as Mrs Pol f smith, believed to be Amerlea'a old est actress, and one who had played a part In the life of the theater! through three generations, la dead' at her home. 09 Claremont avenue. In I this clt She was elghtr-seven i eara old, and had appeared In pub lic as recently as a year ago. when' she was hailed as "the grand old ladyj of the American stage" j Mrs. Smith was born In Poston. a daughter of William Hen-y Sedley Smith, himself for many years Identi fied with the early history of the theater In this country. She was twenty jears old when tie made her first apeparanre as a member of a compsnv in the popular plaji "The Child of the Regiment- PEACE TERMS GERMAN Salient features of German peace terms as stated by majority Socialists at Stockholm include: No indemnity for Belgium, because of difficulty; of determining liability of belligerents. Return of German colonies. Retention of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany. Political and military independence of all nations. International arbitration and disarmament. Revision of international law. Freedom of seas. No discussion of responsibility for present war. Pershing Makes American Commander, Heap of Work in Hurry and Motors to French General's Headquarters. By W. S. FOIUIEST. ) PARIS, June 16. By arising at an early hour this morning and attacking a huge pile of letters with Telays of stenographers, Major General Pershing cleaned up his press ing business at American headquarters early and motored to headquarters of General Petain, generalissimo of the French army. He was to lunch there-! and expected to return to Parla later In the day. A number of Pershing! staff officers accompanied him. An hour before the time that the usual Parla office Is awept out by the caretaker. General Pershing was on the Job. The round of receptions, banquets, and social formalities over, the Amer ican commander began bright and early the real task that faces him as head of the American expeditionary forces. He had a typically American breakfast at the Hotel Crillon, ahead of almost everyone else In that hos telry, and motored off at once to hla headquartera In the Rua Constantln. There he Jumped into an enormous accumulation of correspondence. The first rush out of "the way.the geoC4l.began calling fbr his ataXC officers, and after short, snappy con ferences with them went back, again to hla stenographers, Detail Werk First. A vast amount of detail work faces the general and his staff, and they attacked It today with an energy and enthusiasm that made the head quarters building almost bum with activity. Late In the morning French army officers and war office heada came for conferences. One reason why the general and his staff are anxious to clean tip details aa soon aa poaaible Is that they want to get to the front for Inspection. General Pershing laid down the rule that this trip should not be taken until all the office work waa out of the way. At the rate the Americans were hustling today, a very few daya will see them at the front, getting ac qualnted. and Inspecting the ground that they may later make famous In American history. In Ilattle Atmosphere. General Pershing lives In an at mosphere of battle Ills room In the Hotel C'rlllon. where he receives visi tors. Is decorated with pictures of famous battles and the windows themselves overlook the historic Plsce de la Concorde The headquarters building. In the Rue Constantln -Pershlng'a "office" is a simple one of two stories with a gable roof and windows trimly fit ted with awnings, its general archi tecture being reminiscent of Ameri can army barracks quarters. A big American flag hangs over the door. Pershing's two-day ceremonial pro gram cuncluded with an Impressive scene at the tomb of Lafayette where he placed a wreath on the sarcophagus the simple stone slab marking the resting place of Amer ica's friend. Pershing stood, head bared. In the blazing sun as the Marquis de Cham brun In a few eloquent words spoke of the Inseparable link between America and France forged by I.a ravette. Then, moved with emotion, he re sponded briefly, almon halting the buzz of an airplane engine far over bead almost drowning his low voiced words. PERSHING WORKS AT BARE WOODEN TABLE PARIS, June 16. One bare wooden table, on which there are piles of letters and documents, n Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing's "work bench." It is the main article of furni ture in the American army head quarters In the Hue Constantin, and at it and on it the American commander is planning his work. Simplicity is the kejnote around tht- headquarters building and action. AS OUTLINED BY SOCIALISTS. Call On Petain Up Early, Disposes of "COSMIC GOAF HAPPY INHERRIYAL'SNEST Lives With Ex-Husband and New Wife, Scoraiig CoflveHuW. CHICAGO. June If. Margaret Mc-Ivor-Tyndall. former wife of Dr. Alex, ander J. Melvor-Tyndall. propagand ist of New Thought, la not bothered because Laura Hudson robbed her of the professor.' No, Indeed. She lives happily with the New Thought man and hla new wife. r Margaret styles herself "tha cosmic goat.- "I am surprised to find that my at titude toward my former husband's marriage to Miss Laura Hudson la al moii generally criticised by my friends." she says. Ballt'l'sxia Hypocrisy. "Well, all I can say Is that society. at la Is now constituted, ought to be disorganized. It will be, because It Is built upon hypocrisy, deceit, and self- deception. "My refusal to brand aa 'Immoral the woman who has taken my hus band from me. my decision to retain the friendship which was the founda tion of my association with Dr. Mc-Ivor-Tyndall for twelve years, la un usual only because the average hu man being Is undeveloped, selfish and lacking In an) thing like a normal and aanc outlook upon life. "Why ahould I try to live another person's life? "Why should I seek to keep by law what I could not hold by lover Her Middle Xaaae. "Why, In the name of truth and hon esty and Justice and common aense. ahould I retain the 'bondage of matri mony w hen the spirit of true marriage has flown? "Why Insist upon calling 'husband' a man who loves another woman? "And because he does love another woman, why should I Ignore all the years of comradeship and respect and frienushlp which we have spent to gether and hate one whom I have loved? "I can't do it, anyway. To use a slang phrase. 'Forgiveness Is my middle name. CENSORSHIP MY HIDE GRAVE CRISIS IN SPAIN London Hears Report of Army Rul ing Whole Nation. LONDON. June 10. Behind the heavy veil of the Spanish censorship another national drama may bo oc currlng. Vague reports ef an as sumption of power over the whole nation by the army have been re ceived here. No direct word has come from i Spain for four days When the cen sorshlp curtain dropped last Tuesday a crisis was seen between Tremler 1 Dato and the army leaders, and one of the last dispatches received direct from Madrid quoted Dato In denial of a report that the Bilbao garrison had revolted. It waa tho demands of the army leaders which precipitated the irlsl resulting In the fall of the Romanones cabinet, but It was sup posed these had bern adjusted when Premier Dato took hold. Spain hs been a hotbed of German I propaganda, and all British news j i papers today attributed much of Spain's Internal dissensions rrusian agents to the J I ... ........ ,r .. I 928.4.1 to f.oalvllle. Ky. and Itetern, Baltimore ft Ohio June lth to 21st. , i valid for returc until 20tb AdvU SOCIALISTS OFFER I HUNS' PEACE BASIS In&fflffity Jktki Belgium; Wait Colonics Back. CLING TO ALSACE-LORRAINE ArbitratkiQ and Disarmament ' Urged After War Is Ended. STOCKHOLM, June 10- What mar be considered to approximate the German governments peaea terms waa outlined her today when tha German majority Socialists gave out their program for peace. Tha strik ing points of tha plan were: "No Indemnity for Belgium, be cause It would ba difficult to de termine which belligerents were re sponsible for damages on the various fronts, and a one-sided liability would merely mask an Indemnity. "Return of the German colonies under the Socialist doctrine or xu annexations.' Retention by Cermajy of Alsace Lorraine, because they are nine-tenths German." Independence Far AIL The German Socialists' outline like wise Insists on complete political and military Independence of all nations. Belgium Is to agree with her Aus trlan "comrades" regarding the future of Serbia and other Balkan nations. Poland'a and Finland's future Is to be left to determination of thoae prov Incea themselves. If Independence Is Impossible there certainly they shall be autonomous. . To Greece. Ireland, Egypt, Korea, Tripoli. Morocco, and Tibet the Ger man Soclalista extended "greatest sympathy," and Soclalista in these principalities were urged to work far Independence. Aa Ta Alaaee-LerraJae. Of Alsace-Lorraine, the German, statement declared: "These are nine-tenths German. They originally belonged to Germany, and then to France. If they are re turned to France now ft would be annexation." After return of peace the Germans would have International arbitration and "disarmament except for defen sive measUreXTria for" short' enlist ment for a police army. There should be an "International decision on all war-provoking dis putes." Listing their sugestlons for future International lawa, the German Social lata would require: No exportation of munitions by neu trals. No prizes to be taken at sea. No merchantmen to be taken at sea. All canals, straits, and sea routes to be "Internationalized. Avoid nespeaslblltry lasts Food and clothing not to be con traband. No censorship of letters Between belligerents and neutrals. No trade war. Full freedom of the seas. No protective tariff. No secret diplomacy. In giving out their outline, the Ger man Socialists urged that tha gen eral Socialist conference declare It was not willing to discuss the respon sibility for the present war unless the entente delegatea Insisted on this. Seme Jifw Angles. The German majority Socialists' de manda, aa outlined above, differ front some terms of peace which have gen erally at.d aerat officially been credit ed to the German government. Ger many has usually Indicated its will ingness to indemnify Belgium. The German majority Socialists are headed by Philip Scbeldemann, and are ardent aupportara of the Kaiser's government. They are the men at whom President Wilson struck In his Flag Day speech when he re marked that the German autocrats were "using liberals." The German militarists ware care ful not to grant passports to the Stockholm conference to German socialists or the Llebknecht. Lode bour and Haaae types, because these radical socialists are antl autocrats. NORTHCLffFE Ms WILSON OF THE WAR English Editor Has Pleasant Chat at White House. Lord Northclltfe, British high com missioner, called at the White House this afternoon and- waa presented to President Wilson by Sir Cecil Spring Rice, the British ambassador. The President and the 'energetic Kngllah editor, who came to the United States to co-ordinate the ac tivities of the various British mis sions not? In this country, had a pleasant chat and dlscunssed In a g-neral way the plana of our allies to crush Prusslanlsm. When Lord NorthcllfTe left the White House he was met by the news paper men stationed there, but he al hered to the strict reticence he has shm-. n since he has been In the United Mares He Indicated, however t-at . ., . ... '"" "-,d doubtless make a statement Isoun after his return to New Ycrk.