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THE DEMOCRAT. LIBERAL. KANSAS.
OmutKS AND MtN UP THt KUSSIAN ARTILLERY
PALACE OF THE KING OF SERVIA
All Sections Benefit Under Bank-
, ing and Currency Law.
PROVES f 5
Royal abode of the king of Sorvla.
Europe Into war.
SHOW THE TRUE
United States Citizens Marooned
at Various Points In Eu
rope Remain Cheerful.
DIVIDE UP PROVISIONS
All Danger and Dltcomforta In the
European War Zone Met Bravely
by Those Unfortunate Enough
to Be Caught In the
London. Arriving on what probably
-will be the last boat for some time
from the Hook of Holland, W. T. Metz
Tath of New Brunswick, N. J., reported
that the harbor at the Hook was being
mined and that countless Americans
-were stranded in the Netherlands. He
. "At Hanover, Prussia, where I
topped while on my way to Berlin, I
aw a woman and her two children
-with $2,500 In checks, but without any
"Americans, however, are ehowlng a
aplendld spirit and are dividing their
last crust We traveled for twenty-
four hours without food, locked In the
cars all night in cramped positions.
There was great suffering, but the
children and the women remained
German Anxious for War.
"The Germans," Mr. Metzrath con
tinued, "are enthusiastic for war, the
men and women Joining patriotic dem
onstrations. A rumor that Russia had
decided on peace was received with
Wellesley Harrington of Albany,
N. T., saw a German who was said to
be trying to escape service dragged
from a railroad car by soldiers. Later
It was reported that the man had been
On leaving Berlin Mr. Harrington
-was on the train for thirty hours with
out food. He had hard work proving
hi citizenship. One American, he
aid, was arrested because he had a
kodak, and he was detained until the
Alms developed to show if he was a
Many Get Funds.
Herbert C. Hoover, a Californlan,
opened an office today In the Ameri
can consulate and advanced amounts
of $25 and upward to persons unable
to get money by other means. Alto
gether Mr. Hoover gave assistance to
800 Americans who were absolutely
without cash and announced that he
would continue to aid them as long
as hlB currency lasted.'.'
Hunger Menaces Paris.
Paris. The scarcity of provisions
fn Paris and the withholding of money
by the French banks Increased the se
elousness of the situation in so far as
It affected Americans.
Henry W. Diedrlch. the American
consul general In Paris, sent a cable
gram to Washington asking the state
department to send a ship to relieve
the distress of American citizens
Elbert H. Gary and H. H. Harjes,
chairman and secretary, respectively,
NOW IN AMERICANTERS
England Has Seven Vessels and Ger
many Four Cruising Near
Washington. Following are the lo
cations of foreign .war vessels in Amer
ican waters, according to the latest
reports from. the navy department: -
German Dresden, sailed from St
6t Thomas July 28 to coal and return
to Port an Prince In five days; Karla-
center of the trouble that plunged
of the committee formed to aid Amer
icans in Paris, have Issued a circu
lar to their countrymen.
See No Cause for Alarm.
The committee asks that the Ameri
cans be "patient and calm, the com
mittee having the assurance of the
American ambassador, Mr. Herrick,
that he will do everything reasonable
In his power to promote and protect
the interests of all Americans In Paris,
which attitude we have reason to think
is approved by the government at
Washington. We believe there is no
cause for alarm."
The French Line steamer, Chicago,
sailed from Havre. Colonel Calvin
Brown devised a plan to take passen
gers down Jhe Seine to Havre In pleas
Mrs. Herrick, wife of the American
ambassador, planned to join the
French Red Cross, but later changed
her-intentions at the suggestion of her
husband, and will organize an Ameri
can hospital here. Mr. Herrick Is of
the belief his wife can be of more
service in attending the wounded this
way than by going Into the field as a
Ambassador Herrick has arranged
with Premier Vlvanl that Americans
leaving France will not be required
to show passports or otherwise identi
fy themselves, the simple declaration
that they are from the United States
being taken sufficient to pass them.
Take Mrs. Palmer's Auto.
.Mrs. Herrick also Is trying to ar
range for Americans to leave tor
southern France with their automo
biles, which are now being requisi
tioned by the military administration
for war purposes. Mrs. Potter Pal
mer's machine was among those requi
sitioned, and Judge E. H. Gary was
notified that his car was likely to be
Nearly two thousand Americans
sailed for the United States on board
the French liner France, whose offi
cers have consented to give up their
cabins In order to provide accommo
dation for passengers.
ALARM IN MARINE CIRCLES
Many Ships, Mostly German, Have Not
Reported and Their Where
about I Unknown.
New York. With war formally de
clared between England and Germany,
there was keen interest in marine
circles regarding the movement of
transatlantic steamships, particularly
the German liners, which are scurry
ing to port to avoid possible capture
by warships of hostile natlonB.
The arrival of the treasure laden
Kronprinzessln Cecllle at Bar Harbor,
Me., led to the belief here that
another North German Lloyd liner
which has been missing, the Kaiser
WUhelm II, may turn up unexpectedly
In some other American port.
"Lost" 8lnce Leaving Cherbourg.
The Kaiser WUhelm II has not been
heard from since touching at Cher
bourg on July 29.
If it has not been captured, the
agents suggested that It may not have
defined Its position by wireless for
fear It would be taken, as the Cecllle's
captain reported the proximity of
The German steamship agents here
are taking every precaution to pre
vent any hostile movement being car
ried out against their vessels In this
Three British, two German, and two
French cruisers are supposed to be
near this port and a naval battle near
here Is regarded as not Impossible.
rune, en route Havana and Vera Cruz;
Nuernberg, San Francisco, Cal.;
Strassburg, St Thomas, W. .1.; Lelp
sic, en route La Paz, west coast of
British Algerine, Mazatlan, Mex
ico; Berwick, en route Canada; Bris
tol, destination unknown; Suffolk, des
tination unknown; 8hearwater, San
Diego, Cal.; Essex, Tampico, Mexico;
Lancaster, Tampico, Mexico.
French Descartes, en route from
France probably; Conre, from Vera
M '$ V"' it
On the right Is shown Servian soldiers receiving the blessing of the church. The insert shows Servian volun
teers on the way to enlist
HEAD OF SERVIAN ARMY
General Putnik, commander-in-chief
of the Servian army.
FORMER ACTRESS A NURSE
Princess Saearovltch Brevelranovlch
of Servia, formerly Eleanor Calhoun of
California, an American actress, is tak
ing an active part In organizing army
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CRACK SQUADRON OF THE GERMAN NAVY
WAR SPIRIT AT FEVER HEAT IN
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Money Received for the Huge Crop to
Be Garnered Will Stay Where It
. Ha Been Earned and De
The United States will contribute '
more than 6,000,000,000 bushels of
grain to the world's food supply
this year. ' The major part two
thirds or three-quarters of the whole
of this vast yield comes from the
West. Under the new banking and
currency syBtem, money paid for this
huge crop will stay in the West to
be used in actual development in
stead of being forwarded to New
York to help the stock gambling op
erations of Wall street
Under the old plan of concentrated
reserves, money paid for a western
crop gravitated into three great cities,
moBtly to New York; There, it was
placed out on call loans, and used
to mark stocks up and down at the
pleasure of captains of finance. West
ern builders could not get western
capital to finance a western enter
prise without buying the O. K. of
some "Investment banker" with Walt
When the new plan is In complete
operation, the reserve money of any
district will stay right In that dis
trict. Western crop money will be
available for western development In
the West It will be on hand to bulldl
new silos, new railroad equipment,,
new machinery of all sorts and till
without paying tribute to the money
lords of New York.
It Is this fact which makes the new
banking and currency law admittedly
the greatest piece of constructive re
form the country has known In a gen
eration; and it is this fact which gives
added significance to the huge crop'
of the present season. When money
stays where It is earned, prosperity is1
on a sound foundation.
President Wilson has bad a heavy
load to carry in the last few months.
The domestic problems confronting
the administration would, of them
selves, have been sufficiently difficult.
He has had In addition the burden of
the distressing situation In Mexico.
He has been swamped with advice
from persons familiar and. unfamiliar
with the conditions. By one group he
has been urged to recognize Huerta. By
another to Intervene and establish am
American protectorate. Through all
the conflict of opinion and the storm
of criticism he has kept his head and1
steadily adhered to the policy laid
down months ago.
The Star recalls with satisfaction
that last December It expressed confi
dence In the president's purposes andi
ability regarding the Mexican situa
tion, and urged that bis policy be up
held by the nation without regard to
Mr. Wilson's wisdom and bis self
reliance have amply vindicated tha
views then expressed. Kansas City
Prices for Raw Wool.
There has been uo decrease In the
demand for wool, and the prices of
the domestic clip are high. It looks
as though these prices will break all
records except for a few exceptional1
years. There seems a scarcity of the' ,
finer fleeces, and efforts are being;
made to use some of the poorer kinds
to make attractive fabrics with a fair
show of success. Farmers and wool
growers all through the West and1
South are aware of the conditions and'
of the needs of the mills, and are hold
ing back for even higher prices. Some
of the mill men who put in early or
ders before clipping began are con
gratulating themselves on their fore
sight. New York Times.
Big Business and Big Politic.
When men of the caliber of tha
president and worthy representative
of big business get together there la
hope of something being done worth
while. In congress we have observed
the maneuvers of tacticians, con.
cerned, for the most part, with per
sonal interests, and rising at highest
to the enactment of privilege for
classes of various sorts. Strategists
of that sort would win a battle at the
cost of a campaign. The president 1
not chargeable with such sentiments.
He is not' the president of a class or
of a party. He Is the president of all
Americans and the foe of privilege by
law. New York Times.
This Should 8tlck.
"A ringer in the army of the Lord,"
Is the . title that is given to Perkins
by a Progressive organ in Washington.
The Plnchots did not invent anything
that will stick better.
Better Conditions Sure.
Business is dull in Canada, duller)
than it is here, and yet there Is a,
high tariff there. In Europe there ia
business stagnation everywhere. In
our own case we have an added dis
turbance because of an unquiet, per
plexing neighbor whose condition dis
tracts attention from our own affairs.
There is also the failure from our
old regime which breeds caution In be
ginning the new. But we have on the.
other hand the certainty ot bumper
crops, and hence a certainty of better)