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READ LAWRENCE ARTICLES. David Lawrence le most quoted of Washington eor- -respondents. The News has has added his copyrighted service to our other fea tures. Read the articles! HELP US MAKE IT 30,000 Saturday's circulation ot The News was cIom to the 20,000 mark. If you Ilk the paper tell your neigh bor to subscribe we will appreciate it. Subscription Department, phone S73. EW THE CHATTANOOGA, TEN N; MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1918 PRICE: THREE CENTS &SZ"cJ& VOL. XXX. NO. 200 LATE EDITION CHATTANOOGA N S DECLARE STATE OF SIEGE IN MAIN POLISH TOWNS Berlin Advices Indicate Action Taken As Result of Disturbances Precipitated in Poland by Peace Treaty Arranged Between Ukraine and Central Powers. London, .Febl 25. Berlin advices re ceived in Amsterdam, as forwarded by the Central News agency, report that a state of siege has been proclaimed "in consequence of events in Poland" at Czenstochowa, Lodz and Vloclavek, ' important towns in western Poland. Great unrest has been produced in "ft ENSIGN KRYLENKO 8HOT BY RUSSIAN SOCIALIST ' London, Feb. 25. Ensign Kry lenko, the Russian commander-in-chief, was shot and slightly wounded on Saturday In Petro grad by a socialist, according to an Exchange". Telegraph dis patch from .Amsterdam. Kry lenko's wound was in the neck. Mis assailant, was arrested; MISSISSIPPI'S FUNDS MISUSED Sensational Charges Preferred Against Attorney-General by Gov. Bilbo- jackson, Miss., Feb. 25. Another sensation was sprung (n the legisla ture this morning when Gov. Bilbo transmitted the report of H. H. Cleav er, expert accountant, showing the re sult of his audit of the books of Atty. Gen. Ross Collins from 1914 to 1917, inclusive. 1 , The report prefers several serious. cnarges against tne attorney-general, alleges that he has disbursed funds in .flagrant, violatloa-of Jaw,--and- ht when questioned about these matters . the attorney-general replied tht he knew more about how the nmnev should be spent than the legislature and therefore followed his own judg ment. The most sensational charge pre ferred, however, is to the effect that during his litigation against the oil mills of the state, charging them with violating the antitrust law through their Sons of Plato organization, the attorney-general "collected a slush fond" from the small oil mills, to be used in prosecuting the large mjlls. The so-called Sons of Plato case grew out of a prosecution under the antitrust laws of the state of a com pany of oil mill owners. The Sons of Plato, purporting to. be a fraternal or ganization among the oil men, was shown to be in reality a combine for the control of the crushing industry in Mississippi. A number of judgments were secured against alleged members of the combine, and fines paid. GERMAN TROOPS REFUSE TO ATTACK RUSSIANS r Polish Soldiers Flee, According: . to Eeport Given Out by Bolsheviki. Petrograd, Sunday, Feb. 24. A re port that 20,000 German soldiers re fused to attack the Russians in the new campaign was given out today by the bolshevik telegraph agency. Polish troops in some instances ere said to have fled. The issuance of war reports was begun today, the following com munication being given out: "Socialist Defensive Front In the region of Borisoff (forty-five miles northeast of Minsk) a detachment was sent to destroy bridges.- Bbrisoft and Plotk are in the hands of the revolu tionary forces. Hapsal and Venden have been taken by the Germans, who fought a battle with a Lettish detach ment. The station at Korsovsk and the town of Ostrov have been occupied by the Germans. Poles are advancing from Mohllev toward Bobruisk, but often the troops take to flight in large bodies. "According to reports from Arens burg, 20,000 German troops refused to attack." INCENDIARY FIRE DOES GREAT DAMAGE Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 2a. Three fires, believed to have been of incen diary origin, destroyed the olub rooms of the Army Athletic as ocintion, a garage with fifty automobiles, two store buildings and four residences in North Little Rock early today. The loss is estimated at J8 0,000. Two ne groes are reported missing and arj believed to have been burned to death. Several other negroes were injured. A fire also was discovered in the rear of tha First Methodist church, but was extinguished before it gained head way. 'Later It was discovered that all of the gas jets in the church building had. been opened. A police Investiga tion had not been completed this aft ernoon. BRITISH CASUALTIES. FOR WEEK TOTAL 3,571 London. Feb. 25. British casualties reported In the week ended today were S.571, the lowest of any week for sev eral months. They are divided as fol lows: Killed or died of wounds, offi cers, 24; men, 7SS. Wounded or miss-, ing, officers, 77; men, 2,734. Poland by the peace treaty arranged between the Ukraine and the central powers, under which part of Poland was to be annexed to the Ukraine. Strikes and other disturbances oc curred in Warsaw. Last week it was announced that the status of the ter ritory in question would be determined by a commission. MEXICANS FIRE UPON AMERICANS One Killed,' Three Wounded by Bandits Attacking Oil Boat at Tampico. Washington, Feb. 25. One American was killed and three were wounded in an attack by Mexican bandits on an oil boat in Tampico fast Wednesday. The names of the Americans were not included in the brief re port, received today by the state department. Officials, however, regarded the incident as a case of robbery rather than an outburst of anti-American feeling. The boat attacked was carrying money probably in the Panuco ri -er or one of the inland lagoons. So far as known the bandits were not ' connected with any of the mili tary forces. The government hae " called the incident to Jthe atten tion of the Mexican government. Efforts to retake the oil fields about Tampico from Manuel Palaez have been resumed by the Carranaa Ireppai with some success. Gen. Dieguez, commanding tbe government forces, has driven the Palaez forces from the country about the Cerro Azul, one of the largest oil wells of the Huasteca company. Saladera, a small town on the edge of the oil section, has been captured. Paymaster Killed. Edgar House, a paymaster for the Texas Oil company, was killed. The wounded were J. P. S. Mennett, Dr. Briebane, an employe of the Island Oil and Transport company, and a third man named Prather. Mennett's wound is serious. New York, Feb. 2S. Edgar House, paymaster, wbs killed, and the others mentioned in Washington advices con cerning the bandit attack at Tampico were injured while they were defend ing the company payroll'. They were traveling in a launch on the Panuco river when a band of fifty or more bandits beset them, according to a message received here today by offi cials of the Texas oompany from Tam pico. rne atiacK occurred eariy in the morning of Feb. 21. While it was in progress another launch owned by the Metropolitan Oil company came up and was also fired on. The arrival of the third launch reinforced the de fenders and enabled them to drive the bandits away, but not before part of the payroll had been stolen. In addition to the casualties among the Americans, several Mexican deck hands on the launches were shot and severely injured. House was a resident of Oklahoma, j and his widow will bring the Dony home on the first available ship. Th message further said that bandits were becoming a menace in wnat is Known as the lower oil fields. ONLY NEED MORE LIKE BOYS NOW IN FRANCE U. S. Army pfficers Return From Observation Tour of ' Fighting Front. An Atlantic Port Feb. 25. MaJ. Gen. Adalbert Cronkhite, commandant of Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., who has been making a tour of observation of fighting conditions in France, and Llent-Col. C. E. Kilbourne. who. has been MaJ.-Gen. Leonard Wood's aide, and who was partly blinded, in an ex nlosion. arrived here today aboard a French steamer. "All that we need is some more men iust like them." said Gen. Cronkhite, in commenting on the splendid condi tion in which he found the American soldiers nervine overseas. Lieut.-Col. Kilbourne was injured with MaJ.-Gen. Wood, who was wounded in the arm by the explosion of a trench mortar during a demon stration of the weapon .on the western front. Gen. Wood s arm, from the el bow to the armpit, was ripped open by a bit of shell, he said, fcieven men, tbr of them French officers, were killed by flying fragments of steel. MORRIS SENDS WORD. Washington, Feb. 25. Amer ican Minister Morris at Stock holm today forwarded advices gathered from allied diplomats in Petrograd ,that all the em bassies there had made ar rangements to leave on Feb. 23 it it became necessary. 7 KILLED AND 14 INJURED IN WRECK Columbia, S. C, Feb. 25.-Seven persons were killed, fourteen seriously injured and 100 more or less seriously injured when Train No. 42 on the Southern railway from Asheville .and Spartanburg ran Into the rear of Train No. 18 from Greenville at 2: SO o'clock this afternoon near Frost's fetation, five and a half miles from Columbia. M'ADOO-HOOVER TILT REGRETTED Less Talk in Limelight, Mof Personal Conferences on sues Will Win Warlv FOOD: PROBLEM CRITICAL WLole Hearted Co . Operation Alone Can Save Situation. Open Letter a Mistake. (By David Lawrence.) (Copyright, 1918, by New York Even ' 1 dng Post Co.)' Washington, Feb. 23. Herbert Hoover, William G. McAdoe, adminis trators respectively of food and trans portation, do net seem to be getting along well together. Whenever officials in charge of im portant departments in Washington begin to write letters placing on one another the blame for expectel catas trophes or ' catastrophes already past and the aforesaid letters are given to the press as soon as written, the affair has all the earmarks of a smouldering controversy. Mr. Hoover is worried about the movement of fod supplies. Trie allies have called upon him to give them large quantities of food. A real crisis is at hand. v ' Over in Europe they think a great deal of Herbert Hoover, and the latter naturally would not want to have Eu rope or the people of this country for that matter, think he is at fault. , So he calls attention very promptly to the condition of American railroads. William G. McAdoo is another man with a reputation for doing things, and he doeen't know all the many reasons why farmere are not sending their food, to market, if indeed they are holding it baok on the expectation that eater -Gore'r bill or other measures might give them a higher price for wheat than originally .ixed, but he does know that he hae the cars and the locomotives and that he has au thority to move food and coal, even if he doesn't move passengers. Storms and blizzards might Inter fere, but certainly no act of omission on the part of the railroad administra tion. Public statements are exchanged to that effect, and each side feels a little bit as if the other is unnecessar ily sensitive. Those things never make for co-operation in Washington. Efforts to "make a i--ord' for one's self or to place the responsibility for an unexpected delay, even before the delay occurs, usually betray more at tention to the effect of an accident to one's personal fortunes than the pub lio weal. ' ' The things for the food administra tion to have done was to have placed itself on record as requesting specifi cally the movement of certain sup plies; if the breakdown occars, which has been predicted, a simple revelation of the requests of the food administra tion on the railroad directorate would satisfy the public curiosity as to where: the, culpability should be placed. As it is, the food administration has called attention in general terms to the need for railroad transporta tion to get food to the seaboard, and the office of the director-general of railroads says that priority orders were issued promptly. Now, the, food administration has again called attention to the situation, this time in public, and stjll the rail road officials want to know what par- ! tieulai shipments are destined for the allies, and should be given priority over all other supplies. Until McAdoo has specific informa tion, he says, he cannot locate exactly the consignments which must be has tened to seaboard. He presumes that Mr. Hoover, as head of the allied pur chasing board, knows where these supplies are located. The simpler process would have been fc. Messrs. McAdoo and Hoover to have worked out this in a personal conference or by letters privately ex changed. Giving publicity to transactions even before "they are consummated, and allowing inferences of incompe tency to he drawn therefrom, is dan gerous business. In the first place, many agencies besides railroads are charged with a legal and moral re-' sponsibillty to ret production and marketing of food. If all are to be given the cue to blame the railroads, the public never will know how much the difficulty le due to transportation, how much to hoarding and how much to loading delays at seaboard. If Mr. Hoover and Mr. McAdoo could not agree, and there le no evidence to show that they have even been in consultation, President Wilson would be bound to take a hand. The effect of the published corre spondence, judging from the sharp re- Joinders made privately by friends of the two principals concerned, was to give an impression of a discord that can only breed dissension unless the men on top get together. Open letters in the press from one department to another are symptomatic of bad feeling, and a lack of co-operation and tend to ward disruption of morale. Too i much thought of one'e -eputation hae eaused many an official to pass blame for aituatiens that are the joint responsibility of an adminis tration, rather than any particular part of it. Washington Is full of persons Inter ested in exploiting themselves for po litical or personal advantage in the DISCOVER PLOT TO KILL GENERAL Jsps Among Suspects Held for Ccr,:?iracy Against Chinese i, 4 -Var Commissioner. Peln, Feb. 20, (Wednesday.) A conspiracy to assassinate Gen Tuan Chi-Jui, the former premier and now war commissioner, has been discov ered by the authorities. A number of arrests, including those of three Jap anese,, have been made. vine plot is alleged to have been pro moted by monarchists for the purpose ot avenging Gen. Tuan's defeat of Gen. Chang Hsun, who led the Manchu 3 , -restoration effort last July. Recently i ft had been rumored that Chang Hsun wheae he took refuge last July, after Bis defeat. AMERICAN EMBASSY TO i REMAIN IN PETROGAD Petrograd, Feb. 24. The allied ambassadors at conference to day at the Amerioan embassy determined to, remain in Petro grad : pending developments. The general belief in embassy circles is' that the Germane' terms, which the bolsheviki have agreed to accept, are stated in such ambiguoua terms that they must be cleared up thoroughly before the actual statue of Russia can be ascer tained, i . Some of the members of the embassy staff already have left, while others will leave by way of Siberia on a special train to night, together with many al lied nationals. The ambassa dor have not yet reached a de cision.! Ambassador Francis, J. -"Butler Wright, the counsellor; Norman Armour, second secre tary, and Private Secretary Johnson, and a sufficient staff, of clerks, will remain in retro grade A special embassy train in charge of James G. Bailey, . firs tsecretary, and Wm. C. Hunt ington, commercial attache, and some members of the staffs ot the Japanese and Chinese em bassies leave tonight for Vo logda. Col. James A. Ruggles, thei American military attache, .'will stay in Petrograd for the tlnaii being. : CHARGES UNFAIR Federal Commission Issues Complaints Against Thirty eight Manufacturing Firms. Washington, Feb. 25. Complaints charging unfair trade practices were issued today by the federal trade com mission against thirty-eight manufac turing firme as the result of a long and intensive investigation, which has re vealed "a very serious and unhealthy condition in certain lines of industry." It was the largeit number of com plaints ever issued at one time by the commission. Thirty-four of the complaints were against varnish makers, thre against manufacturers of printing ink and one against a soap factory. In addition, the commission has granted the request of a number of other concerns, .which admitted the practices complained of and asked for consent to avoid publicity in having their affairs invesigated. A large num ber of other cases still are under con sideration. The thirty-eight firms cited today were given thirty days to reply and ordered to appear for hearing April 8. NEARLY 10,000 CHINESE LOST LIVES IN EARTHQUAKE Amoy. China, Feb. 23. Nearly 10,000 persons lost their lives as a result of the recent earthquake in the Amoy hinterland, according to the latest reports from Swatow. REPORTS VARY; LIST OF DEAD, 102; SAVED, 44 Montreal, Feb. 25. The death list of the wreck of the Florizel Is given at 102 in a report from the Cape Race agent of the Mar coni Telegraph company received here today. The total number saved is reported as forty-four. future. Less talk in the limelight, and more personal conferences, will do more to win the war than attempts to sustain by the press anybody s repu tation. Upon Mr. Hoover and Mr. McAdoo both rests the respont ilit: fcr one of the most critical situations in the war moving food from farmer to. civilian populations and armies abroad. It is a complex problem with many factors involved. Wholehearted co-operation alone ean save the food situation. RAIN, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM , With meatless, wheatless, henlcss days. We work towards one great end, Wft'll have a Hunless season. And then things will surely mend; I only hope these lessless days Will not be pushed too far; He jests at days called 'pos eumless Who never felt a scar Probably rain and The weather? colder tonight and Tuesday. MASTER WRECKED SHIP NAMED AMONG RESCUED New York, Feb. 25. Forty sur- "vivors of the steamer Florizel have been taken off by the steamer Prospero, which is now on her way to St. Johns, accord ing to a telegram received here today by the Red Croat tine. Only two names of the survivors were given, one being Capt. Martin, master of the ehip, the other a seaman named James. CLAUSE GERMAN TERMSNOT CLEAR Russians in Doubt How Far De mobilization Order Is to Be Applied. NEW "RED ARMY" EXEMPT? Trotzky No Longer in Peace Parley Party Lenine Urged Acceptance. I Petrograd (Sunday), Feb. 24. (By the Associated Press.) Acceptance by the bolshevik government of the Ger man peace terme followed a stormy argument at a night meeting at the Smolny institute. Leon Trotiky, the bolshevik foreign minister, did not at tend but Premier Lenine urged ac ceptance of the terms and the bolshe vik delegates, voting practically as a unit, swung the tide with him. A bolshevik party conference had previ ously voted seventy-two for peace and twenty-six against, with twelve ab staining. ' The eocial revolutionary members fought against acceptance of the terms and insisted upon the as sembling immediately of a new con stituent assembly to pass upon them in their final form. The bolshevik newspaper Pravda says the peace terms are unfortunate but unavoidable. It says tha struggle is more imperialistic than domestic and that the Russian proletariat is not responsible for the harsh terms. The bourgeoise newspapers do not comment on the situation. Petrograd, Sunday, Feb. 24. M.- Karkhan, who was secretary of the "fTaVsRKr delegation ' at1 "Brest-.tftovsk, explained to the Associated Press to day that the bolshevik government considers most ambiguous the part of the German terms fconcerning the de mobilization of the Russian army. A literal translation of "up to newly formed battalions," M. Karkhan said, may either exempt or include the new "red army." "This is disputable," he added. "I think, of course, that they meant the red army also must be demobilized, but on this we will not yield without dis cussion. We think wc are entitled to an army on at least a peace footing. That would be sufficient to accomplish our internal purposes." M. Karkhan declared that Russia's position toward the allies now un doubtedly would be that of a neutral, adding: "We will not support Gcr- many. 1 The only support it' will get will be indirect from the resumption of commercial relations. New Delegation Chosen, Leon Trotzky, bolshevik foreign minister, will not go to Brest-Mtvosk to sign the new peace, nor will any other member of the Russian delega tion which conducted the earlier nego tiations there, with the exception of M. Karkhan, secretary of the former dele gation. The workmen's and soldiers' delegates today chose for the new del egation M. Sinovieff, president of the l'etrograd council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates; M. Aleyxicff, acting commissioner of agriculture, and M. Sokolkokoff. This delegation, accom panied by naval and military repre sentatives, will leave tonight for Urest-Lltovsk. "Position Hopeless." Lenine. "Their knees are on our chest and our position is hopeless," declared Nikolai Lenine, the bolshevik premier, in the course of his long speech to the central, executive committee of the all Russian council of workmen's and sol diers' delegates, in which he Insistently urged the acceptance of the Austro German peace conditions, however op pressive and unfortunate they might appear. "This peace must be accepted as a respite," he continued, "enabling us to prepare a decisive resistance to the bourgeoise and imperialism. The pro letariat of the whole world will come to our aid." "Then we shall renew the fight." M. Martoff contended that the pro posed peace meant the end of Russia so far as her political Importance was concerned and that the day after the sianinr of peace the soldiers' and workmen's covernment would be in bondage to Germany. Fighting on Streets. M. Zinovieff, supporting Lenine, in slsted that the soviet authority was too firmly established throughout the country to perish. It is announced by the bolsheviki that their troops have entered Rostov-on-the-Don and that fighting is pro ceeding in the streets. NEW COMMANDER RUSS ARMY IS APPOINTED London, Feb. 25. Gen. Bruje- ' viteh has been appointed successor to Ensign Krylenko as commander-in-chief of the Russian armies, according to a Berlin dispatch for warded from Amsterdam by the Central News agency. Gen. Bruje vltch. according to the message, has been proclaimed dictator and has ordered the Russian troops to fight to the last. Bnijevitch was formerly chief of staff to Ensign Krylenko. ' SEAPORT OCCUPIED BY flflfiMiN TRflAPS RERUN VJ.UA.11U.X111 XUVVJL M U UltXJJll.1 Petrograd Reports Invaders Still Advancing Into Provinces They Had Intended to Seize Forc ing Russian Soldiers to Salute Officers. Peace Vote Was 126 to 85. Berlin, via London, Feb. 25. German troops have occupied Pernau, a Rus sian seaport in Livonia, ninety-nine miles northeast of Riga, and Dorpat, 157 milea northeast of Riga, the Ger man war office announced today. Still Advancing. Petrograd, Sunday, Feb. 24. The Germans late Saturday were still ad vancing into tha provinces they had decided to occupy. In this connection it is reported they are executing red guards, treating them at outlaws, but releasing and disarming soldiers of the regular army. The Pravda, the bolshevik organ, de clares that the Germans are restoring shoulder straps to Russian officers and forcing the Russian soldiers to salute them. The resolution to agree to the Ger man peace terms was 'adopted by the central executive committee of the all Russian council of workmen's and sol diers' delegates by a vote of 126 to 85. Twenty-six members of the committee were not present. In the German advance to Dorpat, PATROLS BREAK GERMAN LINES i Franco-American Force in the Chemin-Des-Dames Sector Make Successful Raid. With the American Army in France, Feb. 24. (Sunday.) By the Associated Press.) An American patrol in the Chemin-Des-Damei sector, in conjunc tion' with a French patrol, earlv ves- terday penetrated a few hundred yards . . ' - r. f,iiv iiiv wermin iinvg ana captured two German officers, twenty men and one machine gun. There was some sharp fighting and a number of the enemy were killed and wounded. There were no American casualties. The Kranco-Airinrican pa trol was under command of a French otlicer. The French war office communica tion Saturday reported that north of the Ailette river, which parallels the Chemin-Des-Dames, French troops hud penetrated the German linos as far as the neighborhood of Chevrigny. They were reported to hav returned with material and twenty-five prisoners, in cluding two officers. The presence of American units I along the. famous Ohermn-Des-Dames I was disclosed in an Associated Press ditspntch lust Friday. In a patrol fight the previous day American soldiers had killed one German and cultured an other. One American was wviindcd slightly. JOY RIDE WINDS UMNBAD SMASH Negro Dead, Dr. Green at Hos pital and John Jones Held for Larceny. A. c. Green, u dentist, i's at Newell's sanitarium, and John Jones, a cluuif- ; feur for .Mrs. I!. Wimpy, of IL'2 Kiist ! Third street, is under arrest on a irrand larcenv charm-, hh the result of an automobile wreck J-rui;iy mlit on the Dry Valley road, near the Strin- gei s riage tunnel. J IIC ,1 U lUIIIUIJIIt in which Graves. Drs. Green and S. I!. Underwood and Jones are understood to have been riding was a Hudson "super-six," t he property of Mrs. Wimpy. The cur ws practically demolished. Vr. Green is said to he suffering from a cut over the eye. He is other wise injured. Dr. Underwood was not hurt, according td his statement to a reporter over the telephone Monday afternoon. I Jr. Underwood stated that the ma chine was running thirty or thirty, five miles an hour and that another machine struck it. He said they were out for a ride. He stated that Graves was a mechanical man for Lrs. Grif fin Smith, dentists. He and Green are connected with the firm. ARTILLERY AND TRENCH DUEL ON BELGIAN FRONT Berlin. Feb. 25. via London. Follow, Ing Is the official report of today from the Franco-Belgian front: "There have been a great many ar tillery and trench mortar duels. Re connoiterlng engagements occurred at many points on the front. East of Armentieres we took prisoners and machine guns." FULLERK ATTACKS HOUSE FOR INEFFICIENCY Washington, Feb. 25. Characterizing the house of representatives as the most Inefficient and expensive barnacle that ever attached itself to-a ship of state." Representative Fullerk. Inde pendent, of Massachusetts, today re sinned his place as a member of the committee on interior department ex penditures, which he declared, like two-thirds of the other house commit tees, bad no excuse for existing. 3.000 Russians were taken prisoner. This flying detachment traveled 130 miles In tive and one-half days. The advance guard of Gen. von Ltnslngen's troops, in the south, have reached Zhitomir, eighty-live miles west of Kiev, Russian Staff Captured. In Rovno the wholo staff of the, Rus sian special army fell Into the hands of the Germans. The text o" the state ment rends: "Eastern Thnutre Army group of Gen. Von Kichhorn: Our troops have occupied Pernau. The Esthonlan bat talion which was there has placed it self under German command. "Yesterday morning Dorpat was taken by ' the Eighteenth storming company- and the First .Squadron of the Sixteenth hussar regiment. 'In the advance ot their divisions on the way there J.000 prisoners were taken and many hundreds of automobiles were captured, The flying , detachment, therefore, has covered more than 130 miles in five nnd one-half days. "Army group of Gen. Von JLlnslngen: At Rovno the whole staff of the Rus sian special army fell Into our hands. The commander-in-chief fled. Our advance troops having reached Zhito mir, established contact there with Ukrainian tropB." Associated Press View of Events. , The bolshevik acceptance of the Ger man peace terms has not yet hulteil the German armies engaged in the new invasion of Russia, and additional wido arena have been occuoled l.v the Teu tonic troops. At the same time, a hint ot possible Russian resistance despite the bolshe vlk capitulation to Germany comes through Berlin in a news agency dis patch. This declares that (ien. Bruje vitch, former chief of staff to Ensign Krylenko, has been appointed suc cessor to Krylenko In command ,of the Russian armies and proclaimed dicta tor, lie is declared to have ordered the Russian troops to fight to the last against the GorrmiiiH. This German report is not confirmed . from othei sources. 130 Miles In Five Days. One of the most notable advances by the invading Germans recorded in today's Burlln official announcement was made bv Gen. Von L,tnsiniten'a forces In Volhjnla, which liave punned more thttn TlOS miles eastward from i the trlangW' of fortresses recently oe i cupind and have reached Zhitomir, within eighty-five miles of Kiev, their objective in the Ukraine. At Zhitomir, contact with the Ukrainian forces was established. The bolsheviki had pos- Noauiriii nf Kiev nt. th tlniA th lutAHf reports from that city were received. In the north the Germans have taken possession of I'ernati, the Russian port on the Gulf of Riga, ninety-nine miles northeast of the city of Riga, nnd have occupied Dorpat, more than 150 miles from Riga, -towards the northeast. A flying column penetrated to Dorpat , covering more than ISO miles in five anu a hair days and gathering 3,UU prisoners on the way. FYPIAINQVANIF s vi r m t a iff r w r UKhUjN BAWK Such Link in Federal Reserve System Would Makp. U. S. World Financial Center. . Washington, Feb. 25. Addressing the senate today in support of his bill to ator Owen, of Oklahoma, chairman of the senate banking committee, declared -,,-u , hank wouM mak tha United States the financial center ef the " "Through this bank," said Senator Owen. "we. can make and keep the dol- lar at gold par throughout the world and make it the medium of interna- ttnnul fvpliiin(.0 nnd plpiip nrt nnlv mir own import and export business in American centers but cause business between Asia and Europe to be trans acted, as it should be, through inter vening financial centers in America. Bankers Not to oe Meads. "These facilities will make the United States the financial center of the ! world, because we have the most gi gantic and highly perfected banking system on earth, with the largest available capital resources in the world. It will bring balances from foreign governments to this bank." t Senator Owen declared the reserve foreign bank should be controlled by , men who understand commerce and not bankers, because, he explained, "the banker who Is engaged In banking for the purpose of taking commissions, or getting the highest interest rate he can, does not sympathetically aeal with commerce as commerce." This is only one of the steps that should be taken by the government, the senator said, in order to meet the . situation that will confront the nation when peace comes. He asserts the fact that the American dollar in Spain now in worth onlv 75c is one example to I show the need for establishing its value in foreign financial centers. Text of Statement. The text of the statement reads: "North of the Ailette French troops made a successful raid in the region of Urceh and returned with sixteen prisoners and one machine gun. In the Champagne in tbe region of Ta hure and in upper Alsace, in the sec tors north end south of the Doller river, a lively artilk-ry duel was main. Umcd. Elsewhere the. njht was calm.